whitebeard wrote:1. Ahh Mr. G you brought up a point that appears to be on my mind when ever I space out talking to people from So. Cal. Is instrumental hip hop still hip hop? Could it be considered electronic Jazz? The Album Endtroducing... was the first of its kind in a couple ways. The album was make entirely from samples, the first to ever do that and pull it off. It was also, if I'm not mistaken, one of the first hip hop albums that was entirely instrumental. Since then only two albums that I know of that use entirely samples from a sampler or entirely scratched by hand (no drum-machines, live instrumentation, or samplers) Cut Chemists "The Garden" I believe is all samples. D-Styles very dark "Phantazmagoria" is 100% scratches. DJ Q-Bert came close to achieving the same with his earlier album "Wave Twisters" but it contains some drum-machine and samples but mostly is scratching. There is now a sub-genre of instrumental hip hop of which I'm like Ants to sugar. I can't get enough. Here is list of some of the more prolific beat makers making there own albums without rappers.
Rob the Viking
and more and more are popping up like mushrooms after the first rain.
2. It's seems like every time I turn around the English have a new genre of music. Is "Bagman" in the same vain as "Future Dub" or "Dubwise." I do love the dense and heavy dub/reggae. But I prefer the more instrumentally focused dare I say "trippy" stuff.