Video: Don’t Call It #CloudRap ft. Main Attrakionz, Flatbush Zombies, Robb Bank$ & SpaceGhostPurrp (Mini-Doc)

For episode 3 of their H∆SHTAG$ documentary series on internet music, Redbull Music Academy explores the Cloud Rap phenomenon with Squadda B and MondreM.A.N. of Main Attrakionz, the Flatbuzh Zombies, Robb Bank$, SpaceghostPurrp and various industry watchers.

Spotted: PnP

Previously: Flatbush Zombies – MRAZ (Video) | Main Attrakionz – Take U There (Video) | SpaceGhostPurrp ft. Nell – No Trouble (Video)


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9 Responses to “Video: Don’t Call It #CloudRap ft. Main Attrakionz, Flatbush Zombies, Robb Bank$ & SpaceGhostPurrp (Mini-Doc)”

  1. King James Says:

    man old nahright use to have good discussions

    just peeped the neptunes vs timbaland in the archives

  2. das Says:

    What the fuck is ‘Cloud Rap’?

    *Investigates*

  3. King James Says:

    Pharrell – In My Mind>>>>

  4. das Says:

    Never really paid attention to Pharrell or N.E.R.D.

    Didn’t even know they had stans.

  5. King James Says:

    The Neptunes
    Timbaland
    Just Blaze

    Man they are the goats

    Dr. Dre’s Production Team

    and

    Kanye’s production Team

    are up there as well

  6. King James Says:

    Pharrell had track placements on 4 of the biggest rap/r&b albums in 2012

    that right there tells you something

  7. das Says:

    Cloud Rap refers to a form of hip hop whose distinguishing features include ethereal, dreamlike beats (which often use wordless vocal samples, wherein singers harmonize or hold long notes, to produce a majestic effect) and abstracted, sometimes deliberately absurd, lyrics. Cloud Rap producers often rely on unconventional sample sources, incorporating elements from Indie, Experimental, and Ambient songs into their beats (in his beat for Main Attrakionz’s “Illest Alive,” for example, Clams Casino samples “Bachelorette” by Björk). Heavy use of 808 drum machines, snare rolls, and random syncopation reveal a strong influence from Southern Hip Hop and Trap Rap. Cloud Rap artists tend to produce and release their material independently of major labels, often relying on the Internet as their primary means of distribution and promotion. The mannerisms of Cloud Rap vocalists have produced several catchphrases which listeners commonly associate with the genre, such as the interjection “swag” and references to being “based.” The term “Cloud Rap” is based on an anecdote involving Lil B, a pioneer of the genre, who once expressed a desire to make music that sounded like a castle floating in the clouds.’

    ^

    I see, I said.

  8. das Says:

    Recently listened to ‘Flockaveli’ for the first time.

    Life will never be the same.

  9. Mack Martinez Says:

    If they can’t ID the burned body as the body of Dorner then dude really is the black Batman / James Bond.

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