G-funk (which uses funk with an artificially altered tempo) incorporates multi-layered and melodic synthesizers, slow hypnotic grooves, a deep bass, background female vocals, the extensive sampling of P-Funk tunes, and a high-pitched portamento saw wave synthesizer lead. The lyrical content depended on the artist and could consist of sex, drugs, violence, vandalism and women, but also of love for a city, love for friends and relaxing words. There was also a slurred “lazy” or "smooth" way of rapping in order to clarify words and stay in rhythmic cadence.
Unlike other earlier rap acts that also utilized funk samples (such as EPMD and The Bomb Squad), G-funk often utilized fewer, unaltered samples per song. Music theorist Adam Krims has described G-funk as "a style of generally West Coast rap whose musical tracks tend to deploy live instrumentation, heavy on bass and keyboards, with minimal (sometimes no) sampling and often highly conventional harmonic progressions and harmonies".Dr. Dre, a pioneer of the G-funk genre, normally uses live musicians to replay the original music of sampled records. This enabled him to produce music that had his own sounds, rather than a direct copy of the sample.
Three official singles have been released from As If: "All U Writers", a 5 1/2 minute (5 minutes on the album) long song featuring vocals from Teresa Eggers, released 28 April 2015. "Freedom '15", a groovy leviathan of a disco track, released 30 July 2015, and features vocals from Yolanda Harris Dancy and Taletha Manor. A lyric video for "Freedom '15" was uploaded 20 August 2015. The third single from the album, "Bam City", was released 30 September 2015, with an accompanying music video. "Ooo", a grooving love song, was released with an accompanying music video on November 16, 2015.
One promotional single has been released from the As If: "Sick Ass Moon", an "R&B-tinted house track", released with "Freedom '15" on 30 July 2015.
In a positive review for Exclaim!, Daniel Sylvester called the album "one of the most enjoyable, if schizophrenic, dance albums of the year."
The episode received mixed reviews from critics. Lisa Respers France of CNN and Blair Baldwin of Zap2it both received the episode positively. Todd VanDerWerff of The A.V. Club, Entertainment Weekly's Tim Stack and James Poniewozic of Time highlighted continuity issues with the show, while VanDerWerff and Henrik Batallones of BuddyTV deemed "Funk" a set-up episode for the season finale. Bobby Hankinson of the Houston Chronicle gave a more positive review, but still found "Funk" lacking compared to previous episodes, a sentiment shared by Aly Semigran of MTV.
While often used to refer to rapping, "hip hop" more properly denotes the practice of the entire subculture. The term hip hop music is sometimes used synonymously with the term rap music, though rapping is not a required component of hip hop music; the genre may also incorporate other elements of hip hop culture, including DJing, turntablism, and scratching, beatboxing, and instrumental tracks.
Rap GTP-binding protein also known as Ras-related proteins or simply RAP is a type of small GTPase, similar in structure to Ras.
These proteins share approximately 50% amino acid identity with the classical RAS proteins and have numerous structural features in common. The most striking difference between RAP proteins and RAS proteins resides in their 61st amino acid: glutamine in RAS is replaced by threonine in RAP proteins. RAP counteracts the mitogenic function of RAS because it can interact with RAS GAPs and RAF in a competitive manner.
Human genes that encode Ras-related proteins include:
the emotionally sensitive lover, the funk virtuoso, the pop genius, the guitar hero, the experimental electronic pioneer ... Ricocheting between jazz, P-funk and mile-a-minute rap, 2015’s To Pimp a Butterfly plays like a college-level thesis on the diasporic history of African American music.
As she approached her 60th birthday, Cathy Loughead made a short list. She wanted to learn a new skill, and go on an adventure. But deciding what sort of adventure was tricky. She imagined something physical – “a mountain somewhere” ... The meeting was on a Sunday afternoon. “I thought ... “It just wasn’t fulfilling.” ... She preferred house, funk and rap ... Tell us.
The fourth album by rap duo Run The Jewels explores themes of oppression, police violence, and systemic racism, mixing feelings of rage with solidarity ... "Sir Lucious Left Foot" marked the debut solo rap and funk album of Outkast's Big Boi ... and mix of rap, soul, and pop sounds.
Photo by Lorretta Ruggiero. Because of the pandemic, Southern Smoke's fall charity festival was last held in October 2019 ... Photo by Lorretta Ruggiero. There was also musical entertainment from Robert Ellis, Me Nd Adam and Houston's DJ G-Funk, who also helped out with rap artist/burgermeister Bun B's improvised performance. Our own Jesse Sendejas Jr ... .
Next up, King Charles. 33 1/3 ... Apart from an extravagant funeral! Right?! ... Finally completed, Changes' title track sways mellowly at first before Mackenzie bursts into his Oz-hippy equivalent of G-funk rap bars ... Then they try to incorporate a touch of doo-wop because, well, who's going to stop them? Elsewhere, 'Astroturf' dabbles in soul-funk ... Gasp!.
The only thing that will definitely change during the NBA season is the calendar year. As far as the media is concerned, controversy, and dysfunction, always lurks inside every locker room and front office. Off-court scandals, and media feuds, are just a shot away ... … Bob (Rapping Roberto) Costas brought the funk to TBS Guardians-Yankees Game No.
A soul barer and a tireless collaborator, Nate Dogg was the preeminent rap vocalist of the 1990s... By 1998, the year his solo album dropped, Nate Dogg had established himself as the reigning rap vocalist of the era, the embodiment and voice of the subgenre G-funk (naturally, the G stood for gangsta) ... “G-FunkClassics” was sheer sprawl.
HANNAH WADEPOP/RAP... Grammy-winning bilingual rapper Pitbull borrowed and/or assimilated Southern rap, west coast g-funk, reggaeton, party pop and crunk to devise a Latin-infused club-friendly sound that dominated charts in the late 2000s and early 2010s.
With a back-catalogue as star-studded as RHCP, any list is guaranteed to ruffle some feathers- so be warned!. The Chili Peppers journey from funk, punk-rapping Hollywood street rats to bonafide stadium fillers was an unlikely one. Their brilliance, however, was always there ... 10. The Getaway ... Next ....