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Posted: 25 May 04, 17:02 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

WHAT

THE

HELL?


Don't get me wrong, I'm not averse to hip-hop...but it just doesn't fit at all here!


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Posted: 25 May 04, 17:27 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

More than that.


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Posted: 25 May 04, 18:47 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Only the Freddie parts are good.


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Posted: 25 May 04, 19:18 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

::shudders:: why, oh why, did you have to bring *that*... thing up?


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Posted: 25 May 04, 19:31 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

"It is pretty poor."

Piss poor even.


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Posted: 25 May 04, 20:18 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Well, it's a similar situation for Aerosmith fans on how Eminem sampled "Dream On" in one of his songs. Maybe if this persuaded some hip-hop or rap listeners to check out Queen/Aerosmith/classic rock, then I guess it did some good.


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Posted: 25 May 04, 20:21 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Good point, RainMustFall!

I kind of like this version... *hides*


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Posted: 25 May 04, 21:03 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Eminem sampling Dream On I could tolerate, but I don't like Wyclef Jean in AOBTD...


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Posted: 25 May 04, 22:10 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I'm sorry for bringing it up. I just heard it for the first time today and I had to vent a bit. I'm not really personally offended by it, but IMO it's just...bad.

Like I said, there's quite a bit of rap/hip-hop that I enjoy, but it's just so disjointed and makes no sense within the context of the Greatest Hits III album. I mean, it's bookended by Princes of the Universe and No-one But You...totally out of place. I would've liked to see Scandal or Love Kills on the album instead of this "shoulda been just a b-side" mix.


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Posted: 26 May 04, 03:38 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

It sucks...
At least the video is pretty funny.


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Posted: 26 May 04, 05:43 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Haven't heard any hip hop song using samples of some rock classics that was good...
Actually- I'm still to hear ANY good hip hop song...;)

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Posted: 26 May 04, 07:20 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I thought that one that used Every Breath You Take was one of the (if the only) better ones. Forget who did it now



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Posted: 26 May 04, 07:56 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Puff Daddy (aka P Diddy) did, who also did...

...Come With Me, which sampled Zeppelin's Kashmir, which I was just about to mention :-P

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Posted: 26 May 04, 08:35 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I love it! Seriously. I hate 98% of all rap/hip-hop music (and I hate all rappers) but this one is really cool.


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Posted: 26 May 04, 13:44 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

*ponders* I don't think I like any hip-hop, actually.
Well... I used to love Gangsta's Paradise as a youngster, but that's about it...


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Posted: 26 May 04, 14:26 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I hate it. They made the song about being a 'gangsta' and robbing people or something...
It's absolute crap. Infact, it's criminal.


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Posted: 26 May 04, 14:58 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

"Haven't heard any hip hop song using samples of some rock classics that was good...
Actually- I'm still to hear ANY good hip hop song...;)"

I'm with you on that.


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Posted: 26 May 04, 15:22 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I can tolerate Eminem sampling Aerosmith (I actually like it because it's the first time Eminem is not just trying to draw attention to himself) but I can NOT stand Wycleff's version of this. As far as GHIII, nothing but fillers. I think they just needed something as an excuse to release music videos. And because they don't have enough Quee, they have to use 80% of Made In Heaven, some solo tracks, and a BAD remix (AOBTD). I try not to listen to GHIII at all if I can help it.

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Posted: 26 May 04, 18:58 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Judging by the response, the Queen crowd is generally not a group that would diversify their music interests to include hip-hop...and that's ok (although I'm not sure why some people take its existence so personally). I love Queen, but I'm also into some rap/hip-hop (OutKast, Beastie Boys, etc.)...it's just that Wyclef Jean and Queen are WAY too divergent to even produce a "so-crazy-it-just-might-work" result. Whatever...I'm still just surprised that quite a few people took the time to reflect on what must be a painful memory.

And GHIII...it's not exactly "all fillers" IMO: a nice tribute to Freddie and a collection of all that was harder to find or overlooked by the causual music fan. The MIH singles on there actually charted well in the UK; it added glaring omissions like Las Palabras de Amor, Princes of the Universe, and TATDOOL; and introduced a wider audience to such wonderful but tucked-away gems like No-one But You and George Michael's version of Somebody to Love. The title "Greatest Hits" may be a stretch, but it's definitely a passable album.


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Posted: 27 May 04, 17:27 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Well, it's a similar situation for Aerosmith fans on how Eminem sampled "Dream On" in one of his songs


Oh yeah, "Sing For The Moment" - I like that song a lot