Originally Posted by sfwalcer
Dood we are not even trying to attack you from multiply fronts, it's that you made a BOLD statement about Korean Hip Hop and we are simply trying to prove that your views are somewhat flawed, that's all. It's a healthy/ interesting discussion really. Hence all the numerous examples Suh posts to prove what you claimed is not that well grounded.
I understand, definitely a constructive discussion. I was being a bit too harsh and I'm grateful that you guys reintroduced me to K-Rap. I also appreciate the examples that were provided as they are poetic in their content. I just hope you guys felt what I was feeling regarding the grammatical structure though as that still holds true when it comes to pure rhymes. For example (this is for Bokyung), words like 을, 고, 은/를/는, 린/인, the particles with preposition like functions that end the rhymes, are still prevalent, and they're inherently not part of the nouns, verbs, etc. An American equivalent would be akin to rhymes such as "read along/feed along" or "hop anymore/cOcky anymore/drop anymore" that ends by repeating a certain preposition with different nouns or verbs. In American poetry, this is repetition, a rhetorical device, but in Korean, it can't be considered a repetition because it's an intrinsic part of the sentence structure. This is the limitation I was talking about regarding Korean. Of course, there are still plenty of mid-rhymes that precede these which are good overall, but I hope you know what I mean by Korean being limited when strictly dealing with stretching and putting different emphasis on the syllables (electricity can be pronounced e-lec-tric-i-ty, e-lec-truh-ci-ty, e-lec-trah-ci-ty, e-lec-tric-i-tay, etc.). Again, a request: which Korean rappers play with the syllables and their pronunciation to stretch the boundary of the rhymes?
I love discussing the linguistics of rap so please bear with me. I'll shut up about the topic after this and go back to rap appreciation as intended on the thread, haha.
Edited by razevi3 - 2/11/13 at 11:32pm