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Musical Geniuses...

S2JS2J Posts: 28,476 ✭✭✭✭✭
edited June 2013 in The Reason
Imo most are non-rappers, but there's no traffic in 'r&b alternatives' sooo...do any rappers fall into this category?

For reference, some musical geniuses of all genres imo:

Prince
Michael Jackson
R. Kelly
Quincy Jones
Stevie Wonder
Kanye West (Yeezus doesnt discredit his history)

Imo only a few other rappers/ producers can be called 1
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  • A1000MILESA1000MILES Posts: 13,293 ✭✭✭✭✭
    Biggie
    Guru
    Mannie Fresh
    Cee Lo

    Soon to be:
    Mac Miller
    Big Krit
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  • A1000MILESA1000MILES Posts: 13,293 ✭✭✭✭✭
    Kid Cudi
    Pimp C
    Krayzie/Lazy Bone
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  • S2JS2J Posts: 28,476 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited June 2013
    How did i forget Ms. Lauryn Hill...
    blackgod813
  • S2JS2J Posts: 28,476 ✭✭✭✭✭
    ^^^ Cant tell if ur serious lol

    Out of all those I'd say Ceelo and Pharell are in the conversation
  • sullysully Posts: 4,955 ✭✭✭✭✭
    I wouldn't put Kanye up there. What has he shown outside hip hop that can point to him being a genius musically? He's produced some R&B stuff, but R&B production really isn't that different from rap production nowadays.

    I think Kanye's dope, but the acclaim of "musical genius" is better awarded to people like RZA, Rick Rubin, Pharrell, Timbaland, Their ears for music extend beyond a single genre.
    NothingButTheTruthCirocObamazombieCP203
  • Already Home_17Already Home_17 Posts: 14,572 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited June 2013
    sully wrote: »
    I wouldn't put Kanye up there. What has he shown outside hip hop that can point to him being a genius musically? He's produced some R&B stuff, but R&B production really isn't that different from rap production nowadays.

    I think Kanye's dope, but the acclaim of "musical genius" is better awarded to people like RZA, Rick Rubin, Pharrell, Timbaland, Their ears for music extend beyond a single genre.







    you can hear rappers over these beats?
    alright lol not labeling him a genius in the R&B department but he has some gems in his catalog
    S2JGod_YunnLUClEN
  • A1000MILESA1000MILES Posts: 13,293 ✭✭✭✭✭
    So, Cee Lo can get in but Warren G and the Roots can't...?
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  • A1000MILESA1000MILES Posts: 13,293 ✭✭✭✭✭
    Rico Wade/Organized Noize
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  • N YO HOODN YO HOOD Posts: 1,030 ✭✭✭✭✭
    Thete are no rappers in this category
    rip.dilla
  • rip.dillarip.dilla ... push up the fader... bust the meter... shake the tweeter Posts: 17,412 ✭✭✭✭✭


    Madlib

    ... always immediately go for my boobs ... She feelin me up like "are those your nipples?" I'm like "don't touch there. my money is there." So she's running my hips and thighs ...

    Westie wrote: »
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  • rip.dillarip.dilla ... push up the fader... bust the meter... shake the tweeter Posts: 17,412 ✭✭✭✭✭
    Still breathing . .


    Robert Glasper (listening now)

    Herbie Hancock


    George Benson
    ... always immediately go for my boobs ... She feelin me up like "are those your nipples?" I'm like "don't touch there. my money is there." So she's running my hips and thighs ...

    Westie wrote: »
    Lol what is cunting?

    Lol i like it. I am cunting.





    buttuh_bcobbland
  • Lab BabyLab Baby Parts Unknown via BrooklynPosts: 8,154 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited June 2013
    rip.dilla wrote: »

    Madlib

    Fuck! How did I forget him?!

    And to add on... Nujabes. I had to listen to his whole discography to understand his talent.
    rip.dillaLincoln
  • rip.dillarip.dilla ... push up the fader... bust the meter... shake the tweeter Posts: 17,412 ✭✭✭✭✭
    Jimmy Jam/Terry Lewis


    Kenneth Edmonds


    Rodney Jerkins


    Teddy Riley . .


    ... always immediately go for my boobs ... She feelin me up like "are those your nipples?" I'm like "don't touch there. my money is there." So she's running my hips and thighs ...

    Westie wrote: »
    Lol what is cunting?

    Lol i like it. I am cunting.





    S2JcobblandSolitary Soldierblackgod813
  • rip.dillarip.dilla ... push up the fader... bust the meter... shake the tweeter Posts: 17,412 ✭✭✭✭✭
    DJ Premier


    ... always immediately go for my boobs ... She feelin me up like "are those your nipples?" I'm like "don't touch there. my money is there." So she's running my hips and thighs ...

    Westie wrote: »
    Lol what is cunting?

    Lol i like it. I am cunting.





    cobblandzombiealaddin1978
  • rip.dillarip.dilla ... push up the fader... bust the meter... shake the tweeter Posts: 17,412 ✭✭✭✭✭
    Salaam Remi


    No ID


    Q Tip



    ... always immediately go for my boobs ... She feelin me up like "are those your nipples?" I'm like "don't touch there. my money is there." So she's running my hips and thighs ...

    Westie wrote: »
    Lol what is cunting?

    Lol i like it. I am cunting.





    cobblandSolitary Soldiergoldenja
  • A1000MILESA1000MILES Posts: 13,293 ✭✭✭✭✭
    K-Os
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    rip.dillacobblandblackgod813
  • rip.dillarip.dilla ... push up the fader... bust the meter... shake the tweeter Posts: 17,412 ✭✭✭✭✭
    Black Milk


    Alchemist


    Block Beattaz





    Ski Beatz
    ... always immediately go for my boobs ... She feelin me up like "are those your nipples?" I'm like "don't touch there. my money is there." So she's running my hips and thighs ...

    Westie wrote: »
    Lol what is cunting?

    Lol i like it. I am cunting.





    cobbland
  • rip.dillarip.dilla ... push up the fader... bust the meter... shake the tweeter Posts: 17,412 ✭✭✭✭✭
    JUSTICE League


    L. E. S


    Pete Rock





    DJ Screw (rip.)
    ... always immediately go for my boobs ... She feelin me up like "are those your nipples?" I'm like "don't touch there. my money is there." So she's running my hips and thighs ...

    Westie wrote: »
    Lol what is cunting?

    Lol i like it. I am cunting.





    cobblandTrollio God_Yunn
  • A1000MILESA1000MILES Posts: 13,293 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Timbaland

    Missy Elliot

    Shit, Scott Storch
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    blackgod813
  • goldenjagoldenja Posts: 6,351 ✭✭✭✭✭
    when you say "genius"
    do you mean from a writing stand point?
    instrument playing/producing standpoint?
    both?

    are there any other perspectives that make a musician a genius?
    1. Nas
    2. Common
    3. Scarface
    4. Q-Tip
    5. 2Pac


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    DarthRozay
  • rip.dillarip.dilla ... push up the fader... bust the meter... shake the tweeter Posts: 17,412 ✭✭✭✭✭
    *pours out liqour for all the "geniuses" departed*


    Robert Nesta Marley


    Olufela Anikulakpo Kuti

    James Yancey



    Peter Mackintosh


    Chad Lamont Butler


    Dwight Errington Myers

    Tupac Amaru Shakur


    Christopher Wallace


    Marvin Gaye

    Whitney Houston






    Michael Joseph Jackson . ..
    ... always immediately go for my boobs ... She feelin me up like "are those your nipples?" I'm like "don't touch there. my money is there." So she's running my hips and thighs ...

    Westie wrote: »
    Lol what is cunting?

    Lol i like it. I am cunting.





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