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Why is UK rap so unpopular in comparison


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its a language thing rather than a location thing imo.

 

 

too easy for uk rappers to try imitate u.s rappers as we share the same native tounge

 

we look to the us first and foremost for rap.

 

 

same cant be said about the continent, its all authentic to there respective nations and is instantly unique due to the language.

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ive always thought part of it is Englands too small, as an american you can hear about the projects and aks and all that and never really experiance it.

 

whereas everyone here lives near a council estate and will know someone who stayes bladed up etc

 

so the people who listen to it as popular music in america, the equvilent here, would be put off cause its all too real.

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UK rap was at its most popular 4/5 years ago when there was a lot of !music being made most of them diss songs/gang songs etc... And police locked that off quick

Original uk underground rap is corny and boring to say the least...

Not forgetting countries like France are not saturated with us tracks

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In Germany right now and gotta say the rappers over here represent the streets.

 

The akhis go in, nothing but that greazy dark rap and these donnies are going platinum

 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ColNuAdn89c

 

 

In December 2009, he and his seven accomplices, disguised as cops and taxmen, attacked a gold transporter on the A 81 near Ludwigsburg. They captured 1.8 million Euros' worth of dental gold and jewellery. Four of the eight offenders were arrested, two of them are in remand and the other two were released presumed innocent. Xatar and his label mate Samy and the two other fugitives were wanted byInterpol, but were arrested in March 2010 in Moscow.[1]

 

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The UK aint a rap country.

 

 

UK rap was at its most popular 4/5 years ago when there was a lot of !music being made most of them diss songs/gang songs etc... And police locked that off quick

Original uk underground rap is corny and boring to say the least...

 

 

 

In Germany right now and gotta say the rappers over here represent the streets.

 

 

 

7.15, pretty much sums up the UK.

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apart from pop and sometimes rock music just does not sell in the uk . from grime,to funky,to drum and bass,to rap,to uk garage it just dont sell . its mainly to do with the size of the u.k and artists not willing to atleast try and conquer america

 

Doesn't sell or nobody within the labels knows how to sell it unwatered/balanced?

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In Germany right now and gotta say the rappers over here represent the streets.

 

The akhis go in, nothing but that greazy dark rap and these donnies are going platinum

 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ColNuAdn89c

 

 

In December 2009, he and his seven accomplices, disguised as cops and taxmen, attacked a gold transporter on the A 81 near Ludwigsburg. They captured 1.8 million Euros' worth of dental gold and jewellery. Four of the eight offenders were arrested, two of them are in remand and the other two were released presumed innocent. Xatar and his label mate Samy and the two other fugitives were wanted byInterpol, but were arrested in March 2010 in Moscow.[1]

 

 

 

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The Uk from the outside looking in is perceived as a wack/corny/posh country.

 

So tbh people from outside do not want to hear UK man rapping.

 

Its like us looking at a ugly dude, rap about how much girls hes got

 

your not gonna want to hear that sh*t.

 

I think the fact we speak English is a blessing and a curse, because of how linked our culture is to the U.S we look to them for validation and our scene has become too influenced by theirs to the point we've lost our own culture(at least thats what it seems like to the middle class white folk).

 

The reason why Grime was so popular and produced our biggest artists is because it was intrinsically british, yes it had the US influence obviously, but it wasn't a US genre, it was a genre made in east London pushed by artists using London slang, its the same reason why The Streets was so popular because they made music that the average white geezer at the time could relate to, before we have a uk rap artist who can really break through he will need to embrace his britishness and stop pandering to American culture. But then you can say its a catch 22, because there is a ceiling for rap in the UK, whereas the ceiling in the US is much higher.

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