Monday, October 23, 2006

Do I? Rap contra Poetry

Poetry (from the Greek ποίησις, poesis, "making" or "creating") is a form of art in which language is used for its aesthetic qualities in addition to, or in lieu of, its ostensible meaning. But do I believe that poetry can be used to say to someone what you fee, to explain it, and to make clear your point of view???

The answer is probably Yes, but do I think that there is a evolution form of Poetry? Of course not. Some friends of me has asked me what I prefer - Poetry or Rap, but it’s the same. In music, RAP stands for Rhythm And Poetry. The most people say RAP but means Hip Hop. The term hip hop (also spelled "hip-hop" or "hiphop") refers both to a musical (see hip hop music) and cultural genre or movement (hip hop culture) that was developed by African Americans and Latinos predominantly in urban communities over the last quarter-century. Since first emerging in New York City in the seventies, hip hop has grown to encompass not just rap music, but an entire lifestyle that consistently incorporates diverse elements of ethnicity, technology, art and urban life. There are four fundamental elements in hip hop: hip hop dance (notably breakdancing), urban inspired art (notably graffiti), DJing and MCing. So can we say that Hip hop is a direction of Poetry. Maybe we could, but why should we use our time to ask ourselves what we prefer - for me the answer is simple:

- if I am sad = Poetry
- if I am happy = RAP (Rhythm And Poetry)
- if I have to told something and the topic is not love = Hip Hop

But this is only how I handle my feelings...
My poetry

11 comments:

jamie said...

A man can be happy with any woman as long as he does not love her. It s more for your actuallymeansnow blog, but every portrait that is painted with feeling is a portrait of the artist, not of the sitter nad sorry of course you are SCALPELINI not painTER ;) (get it?) I am not young enough to know everything, maybe about some topics (cooking ;) psssss!? And for the end a good advice from Oscar Wilde : If you want to tell people the truth, make them laugh, otherwise they'll kill you.

Dzenan said...

I see you are reading Wilde... So my influance shine to become bigger???

jamie said...

Hah! Your inflsc!
xxx - x2 (That`s for the GB-M!)

Dzenan said...

GB-M = Man from the island :)
And xxx x2 should be something like fuck You twice???
I what s happend with the good, old Oscar?

Clan ZOC said...

I just want to tell you that you are lucky to NOT TO BE in the staates: here if you are against the world the CIA would **** you. ;)

Myo said...

Like dr.Jackyl and mr.Hide. Wow; how can You be like 2 different person? Here one and in your poems the second one?
Wow

Dzenan said...

Everyone is like Dr Jackyl and Mr Hide, sometimes you are just yourself, sometimes you are not and in the end You can just wait and ask yourself if there will be some days stories about you and if you will be the good one or the bad, but however we can hope that the good site will win, because there is at least allways hope and faith!

Elisabeth said...

Hello Dr Poet Jekyl Fish Sehic Hyde
I don't know much about poetry but i can do a little poem for you :

If you see
the see
in your tea
make a wish
and you'll see..

Can you rap on it?

Elisabeth said...

Jamie the famous cook (i know the truth but i pretend not to), i'm waiting for a poem about food. Aren't you inspired by cheese or... i don't know? Can you do that? hi hi hi

Myo said...

About you there will be, I am sure

jamie said...

There are already stories!

And Elisabeth - I am not the naked chef - like I told you, but I cook like him, even better. And London is great!