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    Default Why do hip-hop albums have intros? Do other genres have this?

    I've always found intros pointless and i feel embarrased for the artist for choosing or having to place them into their album. If they are supposed to grasp my attention then i consider intros an EPIC FAIL. It's usually their loudest song or even worse, when rappers make a skit to try and get you hyped that the album is about to begin...suck a di-dick and just get to the fuckin songs already...

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    Bring da Ruckus.


    Busta Rhymes - E.L.E. has a good intro

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    hip hop takes the music further then all other genres
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    well for your information , intros set the mood of the album.... just by the intro you can tell alot of things about an album.....ex....


    1. the theme of the album
    2. an idea of what to expect on the album
    3. the direction the artist is heading.
    4. the quality of the album (mixing and overall audio)

    of course, some hip-hop artists dont acknowledge this.


    besides we have intros because it's part of the formula.
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    I agree^
    Personally I love intros, they set the tone for the album.
    When done correctly, as in they fit the following song's vibe I think it works very well
    Adds another element to the album.

    There are some dope ones in here :
    http://www.wutang-corp.com/forum/sho...ht=best+intros
    Last edited by Guarded By Martyrs; 05-21-2009 at 11:02 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tage View Post
    Bring da Ruckus.


    That is not an Intro.

    I assume LES is talking about actual album intros and not a song intro which the thread whers has provided suggests, and I agree, intros are a waste of time and I usually skip them. They usually last 1:30-2 minutes of dribble talk over a shitty beat, if at all.

    There are only a handful of good intros and usually that is because they break out into a song. DMX's intro on It's Dark and Hell is Hot springs to mind.

    Mr P Noid Brown, why do you need an intro to set the tone of the album? Look at all the great albums across all genres and how many had a bonafied intro? I didn't need an intro to realise the tone of the album on a Black Sabbath cd, the first song did that by itself.

    It is just a case of rappers stretching out albums. An intro + outro + 2 skits takes up 4 spots so a 10 song album becomes a 14 song album.
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    what about SHAOLIN FINGER JAB! eloels...even tho its merged into one song.

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    May I remind people of the incredibly dope intro on Illmatic, do people consider that intro to be corny?



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    i've heard alot of metal albums with intros. sometimes it's just ambience or acoustics, or chanting or some kind of sample whateverwhatever, but there's always gonna be good and bad of anything. i prefer a albums with nice intros. the killarmy albums have my favorite intros.

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    intros are cool sometimes...i think LAX could've gone without the DMX prayer intro though n just have the one in the end
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bonerfarm View Post
    Mr P Noid Brown, why do you need an intro to set the tone of the album? Look at all the great albums across all genres and how many had a bonafied intro?
    My point exactly, nicely said.

    Quote Originally Posted by TAURO DA GRIM LATIN View Post
    May I remind people of the incredibly dope intro on Illmatic, do people consider that intro to be corny?
    Illmatic is a great example of what i mean. If i were going to base what the album was like, as some of you stated, then i wouldn't want to hear the rest of the songs.

    That intro is unnecesary. It serves no purpose. The album would still be cool without it.
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    The intro to Relapse was great. the skits and intro are so well executed that its to the point where I think the record wouldn't have been as good without 'em

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    Quote Originally Posted by Emperor LES View Post

    Illmatic is a great example of what i mean. If i were going to base what the album was like, as some of you stated, then i wouldn't want to hear the rest of the songs.

    That intro is unnecesary. It serves no purpose. The album would still be cool without it.
    If you really think that intro serves no purpose then you really don't know shit about hip hop at all.

    Illmatic was an album that was literally a representation of hip hop culture which originated from urban poverty. That intro taken from the movie Wildstyle was a way of describing the said situation and setting up the tone of the album.



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    Quote Originally Posted by TAURO DA GRIM LATIN View Post
    May I remind people of the incredibly dope intro on Illmatic, do people consider that intro to be corny?

    The beat is dope, but the intro as a whole is far from "incredibly dope."
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    intro's is great if done correctly, then there are alot of bullshit intros just to have one on there.. a couple crazy intros:

    * Redman - DareizaDarkSide
    * Method Man/Redman - Blackout/Blackout2
    * Eminem - Relapse/Slim Shady EP
    * Method Man - 4:21 Intro
    * Afro Samurai II - Combat Intro
    * OC - Creative Control (Word...Life)
    * GangStarr - Hard to Earn
    * Dr. Dre - The Chronic
    * J Dilla - Welcome 2 Detroit

    ....etc, etfc. intro's is the SHIT



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