The AMV thread covering Hip Hop was short-lived.
As in two posts.
Two memorable AMV’s that use Hip Hop.
Maybe I should look harder but most of the examples I have seen have been poor and I just grew tired of trawling through crap. This is probably due to the fact that most Hip Hop AMV’s draw their music from the unpalatable parts of the genre which contain the hottest beats but the most vilest/dullest lyrics.
Here’s a pretty good example:
Now the track has a great beat and DMX has great vocal delivery but some lines are outrageously and unintentionally hilarious in a bad taste sort of way…
So I deleted some videos from my Vodpod stream in an effort to maintain standards and good taste.
Sharp editing and flashy images can mask a dumb anime but cannot mask dumb lyrics.
That’s not to say that other musical genres are better because there are more than enough examples of AMV’s that use dumb rawk and overwrought music.
I had trawled through quite a few AMV’s and collected some Hip Hop examples for my Vodpod stream but upon reflection, when confronted with the question
“What do I want my video stream to contain?”
I deleted some of them. Random junk cluttering up a stream meant to celebrate the better examples of the art of AMV’s is not cool. Collecting those AMV’s first is nice but I want a clean conscience and no bad karma.
AMV of the Week:
My move away from Hip Hop reflects my change in musical taste. In fact I don’t listen to it much apart from MF Doom and Warcloud who are really niche and use literary/anime/b-movie references which are also things I like. So yeah, I feel far more comfortable listening to Japanese electro-pop and J-Rock. I’m currently listening to Ling Toshite Sigure and Meg but the AMV I have selected this week uses Icelandic band Sigur Ros. Perhaps I’m going soft but the beauty of the music Staralfur and the anime caught my eye. It’s not flashy or over the top but reflects the change in taste I have undergone. Expect more sissy stuff next week.