Lou Reed - The Original Rapper

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  1. vid1900

    vid1900 Most Honored Senior Member Strat-Talk Supporter

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    While driving into work this morning, some 80s rapper (sorry, I did not recognize his voice) said that Lou Reed was the original rapper that inspired him to start rapping.

    Lou had all the qualities that Rap music loved 30-40 years ago; rebel against authority, glorifying drug use, and "bathroom sex" lyrics.

    You know Lou was looking down smiling when he heard that he revolutionized the music business.

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    I loved in the 80s when Lou tried to sing.

    It's total proof, you don't have to be able to sing to be a Rap or Rock star....


    Lou Reed - I Love You, Suzanne

     
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    Never really thought of it that way...until now.
     
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    The saddest thing has to be that Lou's final album was done with Metallica, wasting a year of his life that could have given us more of his great music.

    His rapping is so off-time, it's worse than even Eminem.

    Probably the 2nd worst Metallica album too (with Justice being the absolute worst)

    Lou Reed & Metallica - "The View"

     
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    I wouldn't be surprized if you can pull up videos before the 50s of people speaking lyrics over music. Rap was probably invented before singing, probably has roots in poetry...
     
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    What are your smoking?
     
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    This guy is full of surprises. I love when he states his opinion as fact. :D
     
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    No doubt. I think this qualifies. Probably even better examples in the blues.

    Edit: I remember the one blues book I read they talked about what were called “sky songs” that were called that because they were totally improv and seemed to come from the sky. Basically freestyle rapping. This was on the plantations, Charlie Patton. He was also doing all the guitar tricks people associate with Hendrix like playing behind his head and tossing the guitar up. :)
     
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    Or wastin' a year of Metallica's that could've given us more of their great music...
     
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    I think it said Cataclysmic Skullblast 34% on the label - crazy that all that crap is legal now....
     
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    Tony G says that the very last Lou Reed recording was a song by Metric where he was the featured guest rapper.

    A lot better than that Metallica album, no one could argue that, lol

    Metric - Wanderlust ft. Lou Reed
     
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    I don't really consider 'Lulu' a Metallica album. Perhaps a collaboration? I will agree that it wasn't a good idea. Otherwise, Metallica is one of my favorite bands...

    P.S.- Got a Metallica tattoo as soon as I legally could (18). In retrospect... yeah, I'd do it again.
     
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    Wait, wait, wait hold up just a second. Does that mean William Shatner would be a rapper too???
     
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    He laughed at Comicon that he was a "spoken word poet".

    Probably like WSB:


    William S. Burroughs : Dead City Radio

     
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    He sounds completely stoned. You dug deep for that one
     
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    He probably was the greatest American poet ever.

    William S. Burroughs - A Thanksgiving Prayer

     
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    I’ve had buddy’s that liked lou reed but I was never much of a fan - I respect what he did, but just never got in to his music/sound...
     
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    I thought Blondie had the first rap song. Popular, that is.