the current musical “climate” that we’re in (generally) GOES AGAINST expertly using / utilizing sound modification / manipulation tools to achieve NEW & DIFFERENT sounds and songs.
the whole “model” of today is “keep it SIMPLE, POPULAR, and PROFITABLE“.
do NOT “push the envelope”…you won’t get (or be) “paid“.
SHOT FIRED: i don’t think anyone in “urban” music is doing SHIT as far as using gear to it’s fullest potential goes…
AIN’T NOBODY UTILZING THEIR GEAR TO IT’S FULLEST POTENTIAL BECAUSE HIP HOP / RAP & SERIOUS SOUND DESIGN ARE FOREIGN TO EACHOTHER.
the “hip hop” / “rap” genre will actually HOLD YOU BACK “CREATIVELY” in at least one or more aspects.
in order for your music to fall into the hip hop / rap “box”, it has to SOUND A CERTAIN WAY…or have certain, specific, PREDICTABLE ELEMENTS.
start using your gear to it’s “FULLEST POTENTIAL” and suddenly you ain’t “hip hop” no more…
now ask yourself, IN WHAT WAY IS HIP HOP (music) HOLDING YOU BACK?