Most Helpful Guy
I was just watching Straight Outta Compton the other night, so I've been going back to my 14-year-old self and getting into that good old 90s west coast gangsta rap I grew up listening to. So none of these are new to me, they were all probably my favorite song at some point, but I'm just revisiting the classics, and feeling depressed as hell at what constitutes "rap" these days. I know Drake and all those guys make hits, but it's a far cry from the greatness of the Golden Age. If you told me a guy like Drake would be THE guy in 2016 back in 1994, I would have laughed you off the face of the planet. Sad state of affairs these days. "This is goin' out to you studio gangstas..."
When I was watching Straight Outta Compton, it blew my mind, the scene where they're just driving around smoking "chronic", and Dre is like "I got something for this shit", and it cut to him playing around on the synthesizer, coming up with the melody for this song. I was just like "WOW. This is how nonchalantly Dre came up with one of the most iconic songs of my generation, just dicking around at the crib high as fuck, haha.
Those high pitched synthesizer melodies are pretty much the key to making a classic in the eyes of WhiteSteve, haha, a lot of my all time favorites are based on that style. Love that shit, haha, I was a west coast gangbanger in another life, haha... except I was alive during it, but you know what I mean😂 This is maybe my favorite synthesizer-heavy track...
And of course, my all time favorite Cube track...
I have #ThrowbackChills like a motherfucker right now. You kids really missed out, such an incredible time for music, especially in rap.
Most Helpful Girl
Last night I found a band called Cigarettes After Sex and I really dig their music. I like their song "Attention". Sophie Been - Love Yourself (Remix) is pretty awesome too.
Other artists I really like now would be: Krumm, Demo taped, Hidden Charms, Skizzy Mars, Gnash, Leon, Grace Mitchell, Lostboyscrow, LOYAL, and Flume.