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    Default Wierd time signatures in hip-hop

    Why does hip-hop songs always have to be in 4/4? is it because no rapper are able to rap in another time signature? As far as i know, there are about none hip-hop waltzs, and that would be cool to hear... I really think some dj should try out making a beat in 5/4 or 7/8... i would be realy amazed if that happened :P
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    it just doesnt flow well, plain and simple

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bedlam View Post
    it just doesnt flow well, plain and simple
    ^^^ what he said

    it doesn't sound right

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    Nas' Heaven from God's Son is in 6/8 and flows well. there are others as well...

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    ^ I don't think so. It's got a constant snare that is never off its pace. Sounds like 4/4 to me.

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    Pritty much "nearly" all music not just Hip Hop is in 4/4.

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    Spaceship by Kanye is 3/3

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    Quote Originally Posted by J-DON View Post
    Spaceship by Kanye is 3/3
    a 3/3 time signature is not possible

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    im always on 6 / 6

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    spaceship is in 4/4...

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    Quote Originally Posted by da kid toney View Post
    im always on 6 / 6

    ur always on theif mode fuck outta here

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    yes 3/4, my bad.

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    I am always on 6/12's

    btw no idea wtf a time signature is.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bedlam View Post
    ^ I don't think so. It's got a constant snare that is never off its pace. Sounds like 4/4 to me.
    count the beats. kick-2-3 snare-2-3.

    it's in 6/8. only odd meters like 7/8 would have an irregular snare pattern.

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