In the world of rap music today, there is an odor that’s being carried out. It is a stench so powerful it could give raw sewage a serious run for its money. But this smell actually comes from a sound, which I am sad to say. Yes, a sound that is dominating the airwaves. Let me say this, “I truly don’t give a damn about the history of this sound!”
What I do know is that this sound came from a group of non-talented drunks getting high on weed prior to their studio sessions. While they were recording their weak tracks during playback, one of them must’ve been saying to himself, “Man, I sound crazy drunk! Crazy drunk!” Meanwhile their homeboy, still in his drunken state of mind, responds by slurring, “Yeah man you are Crunk! That’s that crunk $#@* right there! That’s that crunk $#@*, Dawg!”
I couldn’t begin to tell you how much I disagree with that sound. In my opinion, “that’s that crunk crap right there! That’s that crunk crap!”
What Crunk truly is to me is a major embarrassment, not just to Hip Hop, but to music in general. The sound of Crunk (which by the way calling it a sound gives it too much credit) doesn’t produce originality, style, substance and funk. If one was to collect all the feces from every animal and human on this earth, put it in a pile somewhere, it would have a snowball’s chance in Hell to dominate the stench from the sound of Crunk.
Once again, in my opinion, the best types of producers are Hip Hop DJs. The examples of this notion are albums by Marley Marl (LL Cool J: Mama Said Knock You Out), Pete Rock (with CL Smooth: Mecca and The Soul Brother), and my personal favorite, DJ Premier (KRS One: Return Of Da Boom Bap).
Here’s a message to all of you up and coming rap artists. Before creating a demo, hook yourself up with a Hip Hop DJ who knows how to put a true school track together. They know how to produce tracks on what they would want to cut up! Be sure you do this for your demo to have originalty, style, substance and funk, which always goes against the norm. And most of all don’t ever drink and rap.
For the rest of you clowns out there do the universe a favor…Shut the Crunk up!!!