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Does hip-hop/rap equal rock/pop as a genre that requires true musical talent?

Help settle a contentious argument: friend argues that hip-hop/rap requires less talent than rock/pop, and that the true measure of talent is being able to stand on a stage with nothing but a guitar and microphone. This doesn't seem right to me, but I don't know hip-hop/rap well. Is this a valid position? Are there any musicians in rap and hip-hop that defy this? [more inside]
posted by Locative on Sep 28, 2012 - 63 answers

Patter in 90s Alt-rock

Looking for more examples of 90s alt-rock songs making heavy use of patter / spoken sections. [more inside]
posted by LSK on Jun 2, 2012 - 34 answers

For days you want to be country but also NOT country.

I really like the kind of post-bluegrass music exemplified by the Gourds' cover of GIN AND JUICE and the songs of HAYSEED DIXIE. Where can I find more of it?
posted by rileyray3000 on Oct 4, 2010 - 16 answers

Read anything interesting about the history of pop music media?

Research filter: can anybody recommend any books/articles/etc. on rock & pop music media in the late 70's and very early 80's. [more inside]
posted by patnasty on Apr 14, 2010 - 5 answers

Where are rap and rock headed?

Has rap and hip hop essentially replaced rock? [more inside]
posted by shannymara on Oct 5, 2006 - 27 answers

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