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    I just did my music math and this shows how hip hop and math are connected.

     

    In this program I am fixing up the beat, because some samples and instrumentals in the beat are off tempo and I have to get it back

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    I just did my music math and this shows how hip hop and math are connected.   In this program I am fixing up the beat, because some samples and instrumentals in the beat are off tempo and I have to...

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    • Dear Randy,

      I was intrigued by your short writing because the beats, tempos, and samples in hip hop is an incredible and, of course, dire part of the equation, which dictates a predominant amount of critical reception, whether positive or negative. It is an age old argument, beats vs. bars, and personally, I believe there is no true answer. Both are as crucial as the other. It is truly incredible how, to put it frankly, idiotic it is for people to put down artists and producers for creating sample based hip hop, claiming it is lazy or stealing, and I’m sure you feel the same way. The process of creating a 4/4 beat and altering, for instance, a sample of a Pink Floyd song in 7/4 and a gospel sample in 3/4 time into an instrumentation that flows well and doesn’t sound amateurish is one that can be tedious and make for quite an impressive outcome.

      Aside from crafting the time signature of a song, aligning the tempo of a song is also an incredibly difficult process. Take, for instance, though it may be an obvious or amateurish example, Kanye West’s Father Stretch My Hands Pt. 1, coincidentally a prime example of the importance of bars vs. beats, with sub par, if not terrible lyrics with an incredible beat. The use and very subtle altering of the gospel song “Do Not Pass Me By’ by Pastor T.L Barrett shows that it is possible to take a sample inconsistent in tempo and either slow it down or speed it up prior to the point of the pitch being altered to a comedic extent.

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    What is the world coming too?

    How ya got money for gunz but not for food?

    How ya try to play us like we some fools?

    Man, stop that cause we aware and we not scared,

    But we all know ya don’t care.

    The way ya

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    What is the world coming too? How ya got money for gunz but not for food? How ya try to play us like we some fools? Man, stop that cause we aware and we not scared, But we all know ya don't care. The...

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