So we talk a good deal about music and music taste here, but I want to ask now, how did you actually develop your affinity for your favorite genres?
Like I would say if there is one major genre I have always been loyal to/knowledgable about, it would be hip-hop. I know for some others here, it's metal, or EDM, or country/folk.
Personally, I got into hip-hop because I went to a middle school that was primarily black/Spanish kids and that's basically what everyone listened to there, as stereotypical as that seems. and of course, my parents introduced me to Eminem at a young age, and like many young whiteboys, he was my first major exposure to the genre (for better or worse). and also Linkin Park which was a band that had a lot of hip-hop/rap influence despite not really being part of the genre.
Of course, in middle school all I listened to was radio rap, it wasn't until I was much older that I actually educated myself on the genre and became a "real fan" so to speak but I think because of that early high exposure, the general sound of hip-hop music got embedded in me and became something I would always enjoy.
I remember how huge of a deal it was when Tha Carter III released, how we had a teacher who would let students borrow her walkman and listen to the CD when it first came out even though we weren't supposed to but of course nobody really cared. I remember how huge Soulja Boy was when his singles first came out.
there are still plenty of classic albums I haven't even listened to yet but as well as getting more into hip-hop, I have expanded into other genres I was never familiar with. I read that jazz is kind of like the "godfather of hip-hop" because of how influential it was on the earlier sounds, with artists crafting beats by sampling old jazz and funk and soul records...it's really interesting.
so basically I don't want this to be a thread where people just dump links or shit on each other's taste, but rather talk about how they got into their favorite genres in general. I think it could be interesting *shrugs*
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