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Dr Dr Akala
Hip Hop Artist, writer, educator. Immovable & Hip Hop Shakespeare Company / Bookings: sam@diplomatsofsound.org / Press/General Enqs: info@hiphopshakespeare.com
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Dr Dr Akala Sep 17
We made a doc about Homers Odyssey. It’s back up again, you can watch it here
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Kanika 🇳🇬 18h
Replying to @akalamusic
You should learn about Disco King Mario, Pete DJ Jones, DJ Hollywood, Eddie Cheeba and Grandmaster Flowers. Disco King Mario was Afrika Bambaataa's mentor.
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Katja Laug 5h
- mind retweeting the below, please?
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Dr Dr Akala 4h
Feel free to consult for the definition of the words influence and create. Have a great day too. 👊🏾
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Dr Dr Akala 5h
Indeed as already noted. Also many of instruments, much of the theory and pretty much all of the tech (though not the creativity of course) that underpins AA music was invented by Europeans, or EuroAm so no one is free of 'outside' influence here.
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Dr Dr Akala 5h
Erm, the point being made is precisely that i.e that the Jamaicans that migrated to the US made such different music than the ones that stayed in JA bcos of proximity to funk, soul, jazz, blues etc. But stay projecting (or misreading, perhaps which is fair enough)
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Dr Dr Akala 16h
Anything by Robin Walker is a strong place to start famo. 👊🏾
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Kanika 🇳🇬 18h
Replying to @akalamusic
Jocko Henderson Rapping - 1965
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Dr Dr Akala 16h
Countless. There was one Chicago cop a few years ago that got exposed for torturing false confessions from hundreds of teenage boys across decades, many of whom are still inside. The officer still never went jail on a technicality.
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Dr Dr Akala 18h
Agreed. I think you misread what i was trying to say which was if Jamaicans stayed in Jamaica (as millions did) they would not have produced the HH they made in US as KRS, BIG, BUSTA were moulded by the Funk, Disco, Soul, Jazz of their US surroundings/friends/neighbours/fam.
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Dr Dr Akala 18h
I think you are misreading that. Or maybe I'm mistyping but I'm pretty familiar with the sample basis of classic HH records and agree, obviously. I mean the Amen break alone is basically the basis of several genres!!!
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Dr Dr Akala 18h
Ok sis, my bad. It's been a long three days!! But yes I do. My inference is not that something like Hip-Hop could not have happened without JA immigration (Just so we clear) cos The Watts Prophets, Last Poets, Pigmeat Markham et al were already laying the ground long b4...
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Dr Dr Akala 18h
Jamaican music was heavily influenced by the blues (obviously) I don't feel the need to respond to such an obvious statement of fact with 'but Jamaicans also did' cos I don't assume you trying to somehow sleight JA, but its all good famo. 👊🏾
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Dr Dr Akala 18h
For a start a Jamaican-American accent (Biggie, KRS, Busta/ Half of Brooklyn) engenders and entirely different rhyme scheme from from an actual Jamaican accent, obviously.
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Dr Dr Akala 18h
Clearly if Jamaicans had stayed in Jamaica the Hip-Hop they contributed to would nt have sounded like Hip-Hop as we know it but probably like dancehall. I'm fine with admitting being in the US changed them cos I'm not engaged in a transnational comp, only interested in the facts.
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Dr Dr Akala 18h
Your assumption that I don't know any of those names is quite fascinating. There is also a great album called Early Rappers: Ancestors of Rap full of BA rappers before the 70's (so again its ok to not imply what is not there).
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Dr Dr Akala 18h
As you can hear the flow already sounds ALOT like 80's rap and this is from the 30's so I'm WELL aware. So please allow projecting, again: Flash Of The Spirit or The Power of Black Music (both written by BA btw👊🏾)
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Dr Dr Akala 18h
I'm unsure why you are so defensive when that thread (if u bother to read it ALL) says Americans were rapping in 30's (so before Kool Herc and Gil Scott) and even references the Golden Gate Quartet.
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Dr Dr Akala 20h
You can by rubbing in how silly someones argument is taken to it's logical conclusion and how much they actually DONT want their European origin countrymen/women to follow the same 'logic' (only those few that were making the national artistic restriction argument of course)
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Dr Dr Akala 20h
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