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Deaf Rap

Post by d2r » Sun Nov 02, 2014 1:34 pm

Although not strictly KS-related, I figured you guys might find this interesting - apparently there is a scene for deaf rappers. Yes. Deaf rap exists.

Here's a link discussing the phenomenon.

In case you're too lazy to look at the video's description, some example tracks:

Sean Forbes "I'm Deaf"

Signmark - Against The Wall (Note how he's signing the lyrics in ASL as he sings)

EDIT: Obligatory "Shizune approves"; inb4 fanart of Shizune or Misha as a rapper :P

EDIT 2: Fixed link to Forbes vid; thanks metalangel
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Re: Deaf Rap

Post by Zarys » Sun Nov 02, 2014 1:41 pm

They are like Beethoven ?
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Re: Deaf Rap

Post by d2r » Sun Nov 02, 2014 1:42 pm

To a certain extent, I suppose. As the guy in the explanation video observes, rap's reliance on wordplay over musical structure makes it translate well into sign language.
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Re: Deaf Rap

Post by Valjean Lafitte » Sun Nov 02, 2014 4:37 pm

d2r wrote: EDIT: Obligatory "Shizune approves"; inb4 fanart of Shizune or Misha as a rapper
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Misha:
They see me drillin'
They hatin'
It's a thrill when they try to catch me signin' dirty
Try to catch me signin' dirty
Try to catch me signin' dirty
Try to catch me signin' dirty
Try to catch me signin' dirty

My voice is so loud
I'm laughin'
They wince then they try to catch me signin' dirty
Try to catch me signin' dirty
Try to catch me signin' dirty
Try to catch me signin' dirty
Try to catch me signin' dirty



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Re: Deaf Rap

Post by d2r » Sun Nov 02, 2014 5:41 pm

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10/10. :lol:
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Re: Deaf Rap

Post by metalangel » Sun Nov 02, 2014 6:17 pm

Working link to the Sean Forbes video:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E5l-2Jo14cQ

It's a welcome change from ASL students trying to gloss their favourite songs.

I'm getting one thing in English and something else in ASL, which is a weird feeling not unlike when there's an interpreter present.

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Re: Deaf Rap

Post by d2r » Sun Nov 02, 2014 6:23 pm

metalangel wrote:Working link to the Sean Forbes video:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E5l-2Jo14cQ

It's a welcome change from ASL students trying to gloss their favourite songs.

I'm getting one thing in English and something else in ASL, which is a weird feeling not unlike when there's an interpreter present.
Fixed the link in OP - good catch.

Could the difference between the two be due to the linguistic differences between English and ASL?
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Re: Deaf Rap

Post by AaronIsCrunchy » Sun Nov 02, 2014 6:27 pm

There's a band called Gulaggh that will be releasing their new album, featuring vocals done by people who were born deaf. Should be quite unsettling if their previous works (featuring consenting mental health patients) are anything to go by.
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Re: Deaf Rap

Post by metalangel » Sun Nov 02, 2014 6:37 pm

d2r wrote: Could the difference between the two be due to the linguistic differences between English and ASL?
Yes. I'm not fluent in ASL, but there is a difference between the two in the videos - it's not a literal translation so much as an interpretation of the lyrics. That's generally how it works anyway. I say it's weird because I still have to shift into ASL mode, and having a spoken interpretation coming in at the same time is a confusing feeling at times. This happens in real life too, it's not just with music videos, but with the videos there's a more artistic spirit that's even harder to capture that straightforward communication.

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Re: Deaf Rap

Post by CoffeeDrive » Sun Nov 02, 2014 6:40 pm

Obligatory.
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Re: Deaf Rap

Post by ogorhan » Sun Nov 02, 2014 11:22 pm

OOOH

Im not a rapper :lol:

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Re: Deaf Rap

Post by Charmant » Mon Nov 03, 2014 4:14 pm

Huh...

I recently discovered that 'compliment rap battles' were a thing, and now this...Rap's just a nifty place. :lol: (Still awful as music though.)

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Re: Deaf Rap

Post by Atario » Mon Nov 03, 2014 5:11 pm

Zarys wrote:They are like Beethoven ?
Hahaha no.
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Re: Deaf Rap

Post by d2r » Mon Nov 03, 2014 5:12 pm

Atario wrote:
Zarys wrote:They are like Beethoven ?
Hahaha no.
Well, he did also make music while being himself deaf, so in that limited sense there is overlap.
Comrade wrote:infinite options does not mean all options, just like that between every two numbers there are infinite numbers, but not all.

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Re: Deaf Rap

Post by Atario » Mon Nov 03, 2014 5:15 pm

I'm quite aware, and I stand by my statement
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