Notes and Stuff

November 12, 2012

Interpreting Lyrics

Filed under: MUS 1P, Fall 2012 — jmeschi @ 11:32 pm

Last class we went over the full Intelligent Listening Checklist and spent some time on the section on Lyrics and what to do to answer the question, “What is the song about”. (No, Rihanna’s song Diamonds is not about diamonds.)

During our discussion I mentioned a recent article I read about a web site that is dedicated to deciphering/interpreting hip hop lyrics. (Remember the discussion - “80 holes in your shirt: there, your own Jamaican clothes”?)

Here’s the article and the web site. A word of caution - judging from the article the site is controversial - be warned ahead of time about language and some possible offensive content.

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