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mr merrick blvd
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Thu Sep-04-08 03:20 PM

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"rappers and their bands"


          

i was doing my normal hip-hop blog search to kill some of my workday.
came across young jeezy and a live band performing on jimmy kimmel, the game had his live band on that same kimmel stage,

nas rocked with a live band @ RTB's (which was ill).

lupe has a band, kanye has a *ucking orchestra.

we all know the roots perfected the live hip hop music experience, but do you think some of these rappers are fans of the roots live shows? dare i say they are inspired...you think they consult the roots camp for pointers? personal? etc...

(i know lupe toured with the roots, he even laced the group with the occasional tambourine solo and i know about hov unplugged msg retirement show/ ?esto music director stuff)

i wonder

  

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RE: rappers and their bands
Sep 05th 2008
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RE: rappers and their bands
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RE: rappers and their bands
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      RE: rappers and their bands
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RE: rappers and their bands
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live bands and auto tune should never be in the same sentence
Sep 08th 2008
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Left_Field
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Fri Sep-05-08 12:38 PM

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1. "RE: rappers and their bands"
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I thought it was trend like auto tune or a way to distract from bland showmanship.

  

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Pkjr703
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Fri Sep-05-08 12:56 PM

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2. "RE: rappers and their bands"
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>I thought it was trend like auto tune or a way to distract
>from bland showmanship.

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chicity
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Fri Sep-05-08 06:12 PM

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3. "RE: rappers and their bands"
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good question... i bet these musicians in the bands, know each other. and word goes around....who's good, what works.. etc. Im sure these cats have to be inspired by the roots. they started it, if they say not theyre lying

  

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infiniteriddims
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Mon Sep-08-08 11:51 AM

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5. "RE: rappers and their bands"
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>good question... i bet these musicians in the bands, know
>each other. and word goes around....who's good, what works..
>etc. Im sure these cats have to be inspired by the roots. they
>started it, if they say not theyre lying

I thought that it was Stetsasonic that were the first to have a band in a hip-hop group.

It is quite possible that those rappers are inspired by The Roots, though.

Or maybe they just like live instrumentation like the rest of us.

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Lyriciss
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i wouldn't be surprised if so.
Jay-Z went as far as having The Roots just be his band
Wale, he's from DC, so he takes UCB on tour with him, the go-go band is just natural for us anyway
but yeah, Jeezy using a band could definitely be a note taken from The Roots chapter

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justin_scott
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Mon Sep-08-08 02:51 PM

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6. "live bands and auto tune should never be in the same sentence"
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auto tune is a trend. live bands are not. you can do more during a live show using a live band than you can using a dat, etc. plus it sounds so much better.

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