Friday, January 23, 2015

Late 20th Century-Early 2000s Hip-Hop Music Videos

 Hip-hop has been a lot of things to a lot of people. It was originally the "poor man's music" or "street music". Everything from Jamaican style "Dub" or "Dubbing", to it's latter follower "House Music" from Chicago. Everything in it from disco-tech, to funk, to R&B, remixing, sampling, electronic, and even techno, and Pop elements. It was originally an up-beat dancey music, but can also be a more down-tempo.

Hip-hop often is unapologetic, usually, and often has self expression of celebrating the individual self, and accomplishments. It can be flashy & "Ghetto Fabulous" or Ritzy & Posh, to something on the sidewalk, old decaying buildings, and people in comfortable sporty clothing, or even silk pajamas. It can have any number of flavors, styles, and themes. What Hip-Hop generally tends to be was about the underdog classes, especially American Minorities and ethic group sub-cultures, however, it has become so popular with anyone, and everyone that it transcends classes, skin color, and is embraced the world over, and even now exists in pretty much any language. 

What does Hip-Hop mean to you? For some it's sexy people, for others it's the regular every-day urban folks.

Well, since I love film/video, visuals, and arts, there are some styles that come and go, and return again... but, that's what's great about remixing... it can be with sound, but visual styles also.

When Janet Jackson grew up very wealthy, and sheltered, she didn't know how to express how she felt inside, until she began to experiment with various themes, she made a 1980s synth-pop style album which was a sensation. Her following albums became very Hip-Hop & R&B oriented, but this perfectionist driven "chair dance" choreographed number lives on forever.

By the end of the 1990s, Pop music began weaving it's way back into popularity, and so did Hip-Hop music. Artists frequently make homages to this legendary musician, and many others.

Well, that was fun!

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Tuesday, January 13, 2015

Gypsets, Bohemians, and Mori Girls Music II

Again, what exactly do Gypsets, and Bohemians all listen to?
Well, they're all Free spirits. A little of this, a little of that, lots of fusion....
Anything goes, really...

How about some David Starfire?

Some commercialized stuff:

Mori Girls:

Monday, January 12, 2015

An Intro to: Gypsets, Bohemians, and Mori Girls Music I

Just what exactly do Bohemians & Gypsets or Gypsetters listen to?

It can range from rock'n roll, to folk, the world or New Age, and fusion, to even techno, and ravers...

I've seen the trend going in and out for a while, but it never really does seem to just go away, does it?

usually, when you think of Mori Girls, the "Forrest Girls", or nemophilists, you would think of the woodlands, Japanese folks music, or Japanese singer-song-writer hippie guitar music, or Celtic...

But, when you're a Free Spirit, I suppose anything goes....

Wanderlust and wandering, with trance, or trip-hop. The dreamy, the whimsical, the otherworldly, the ethereal, the esoteric, or the Earthy...

Bland, sleepy, and light vocals:

Folksy and Country-ish...




Random Cholo Fusion Gypsets! Awesome find with electric bass guitar with vlog clip:

Mori Girls:


..... well, too bad Love Parade ended in 2010. Those were quite lovely! A Free Spirit's Dream!

Anyways, thanx for reading this blog...

I'm always finding more stuff like this...