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Jim Goulder

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Jul 20, 2022, 3:42:05 AMJul 20
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In 1991, Rap Changed Pop Music Forever - The Atlantic
https://www.theatlantic.com/culture/archive/2015/05/1991-the-most-important-
year-in-music/392642/

To: "By Strauss" [music, George Gershwin; lyrics, Ira Gershwin, 1936]

By Strauss (Ella Fitzgerald)
https://youtu.be/D2FMkASX_xc

By Strauss accompaniment -(George and Ira Gershwin)
https://youtu.be/bWsW2aKwwMA
https://youtu.be/92nSoeElIhw


INTRO

Away with that rock 'n' roll music!
Forget catchy tunes with a hook!
Once radio touted the hits no one doubted,
Would keep teenage listeners up-shook.

There's no need to hum 'em.
We've long overcome 'em.
The sweetness of pop we've been zapping.

P. Diddy and LL Cool J,
Snoop Dogg, N.W.A.
Tend,
When they're on trend,
To fiercely offend,
When they begin rapping.

Hey, hey, hey.
Cue hip-hop DJ.


CHORUS 1

We are done with melody,
It's a lot of pap.
Song without a melody:
That's rap.

It moves; it grooves;
It's shot through with slang,
Obscure, if you're not in a gang.

Say an artist has a knack,
Puts it on the map,
Raving like a maniac:
That's rap.

It's hip; it's rad;
It isn't a fad.

So I say to Eminem,
"Old chap,
Play up rhythm 'n' mayhem:
Just rap!"


CHORUS 2

We are done with melody,
It is but a trap.
Song without a melody:
That's rap.

It moves; it grooves,
In expletive rhymes,
Becoming a sign of the times.

Say an artist has a hit,
Puts it on the map,
Spewing like a deviate,
That's rap.

It's dope; it's fly;
It's still riding high.

So I say to Eminem,
"Old chap,
Earn your vocal diadem,
Just rap!"
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