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  1. OmniHead

    Rap Around the World

    In México, rap is often confused with hip-hop and reggaeton. Personally I didn't know there was different sub-genres of rap, and frankly amazes me this rhythm is so popular today, when it was practically ignored 32 years ago, when the movie "Breaking'" came into the mainstream back in 1984. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7_pzk83luwo
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  2. DivaDee

    Rap Around the World

    Well, since I live in America, but the problem is that, here in America is that most of rapping nowadays is about sex, drugs, money and the "thug life", some of the artists are actually trying to break the stereotype and rap about something else, but in the end it doesn't help, I mostly listen to J/K/C-Pop, but that doesn't mean I don't listen to normal rap, but only good songs (but that's just me)....
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  3. OmniHead

    TEXT tALK

    I can't stand having a conversation with someone who is always shortening the words, writing long texts without using line breaks or changing the spelling of the worlds to sound/look cool. A bit of all the above it's okay from time to time, but when is done on a regular basis, unless you reply blindly or you waste your time trying to figure out what those shortened words mean, or finding the breaks in a lengthy text, it's truly a headache to me.
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  4. DivaDee

    TEXT tALK

    I strongly agree, you have no idea how many times a day, I encounter text speech, it drives me mad not being able to understand all of what a person is saying all because of laziness! I actually would like to understand what you're saying instead of trying to solve the secret to the DaVinci Code!! Why must people do this to themselves I've managed to decipher some of the text speech but more keeps showing up so it slowly but surely starts turning into a lost cause... I wish people would atleast translate if there going to use it, so other people can understand them... I just want to be able to understand you/they type...
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  5. Hola @Elimination, Básicamente por que me casé con una Hidrocálida y además me ofrecieron trabajo por acá. Buena oportunidad para huir un poco del bullicio de la gran ciudad jeje.
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  6. Han escuchado hablar del "Pozole"? Es un delicioso plato Mexicano pre-hispánico a base de granos de maíz y carne de pollo o cerdo. Puede ser verde o rojo. Se los recomiendo muchísimo. Con uno grande tienen para aguantar hasta el otro día XD.
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  7. @OmniHead The subject interests me too. I didn't put the books that influenced me in here because I know that some people frown upon "spritual/occult" stuff and I didn't want to offend anyone. But I'm glad you mentioned it, it's good to know I'm not the only one out there
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  8. In my country, most of the RAP is underground, there is only few mainscreen rappers only, I can name one of them which is considered as my country RAP godfather, he been rapping since 1996 till today, it's name Lotfi DK I adore rap music and that's all what i listen to
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  9. aleshc

    Rap Around the World

    In Slovenia we don't really differentiate the types of rap/hip-hop, it's just that. We have a couple of artists who are considered mainstream, but I prefer those that are more underground, or better said that they have their own label and work hard to build it up. You have rappers that are known locally but also nationwide, since it's such a small country. Italian rap, lately there's been quite an addition of rappers to the mainstream scene, but there's still independent labels who try to make it. Some labels already made it big by singing with Universal and such. My favorites are probably Fabri Fibra (which is one of the most well known artists in Italy), Salmo, Gemitaiz, MadMan, to name a few...
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  10. Check out Idaho Ness This guy is probably the world's most famous rapping polyglot.
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  11. lushlala

    Rap Around the World

    We have a few local 'rap artists' but somehow the rap just comes over a little contrived to me. I don't think my language lends itself to rap at all. In fact, there are languages that I feel make rap music very unappealing. I personally prefer it in English, in particular American English. Even some British rappers fail miserably to pull it off LOL
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  12. Here in Uruguay we have a lot of underground artists. I don't particularly enjoy most of the musicians in the hip-hop scene but I support the movement and any type of music/genre. The most famous one (in the country) is called LaTejaPride* (La Teja is a neighbourhood in the city of Montevideo) and I think they are good. They talk about life, the streets and I think they try to give a really positive outlook on life. Their genre would be more of a blend with old school hip-hop, with a DJ, and modern hip-hop (newer sounds and technology). There is also a really famous band which is more on the side of Rap Metal that is called Peyote Asesino ("Killer Peyote"), similar in sound to Molotov (mexican band). They don't have a positive vibe and are really aggressive in their lyrics and music. They are known in south america but are not active anymore.
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  13. I can totally relate to what you said @anna3101. Maths was the most hated subject in school for me, and thankfully I only had it until the 10th grade, because I was on a humanities specialization during high school. Chemistry is another topic I will never ever totally understand. Physics is quite OK if you put your mind into learning it properly. But the fact remains that some people are naturally talented to master either humanities or sciences. And I`m definitely not a sciences person.
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  14. We tend to call it language tandem, where two parties meet and exchange language. But I guess you could call it language sharing too. But whenever you teach, you also share, so it applies to any kind of language teaching in my opinion. I have done that several times, and I find it a very fun and smart way to learn language, its less formal than a teacher-student situation, and you can get right to the things you really need or want to learn. So you can learn more about the things you like, thus building your language skills easier for most people. I like coffee and beer, so learning about these things and where to get them in a new language is very interesting to me, so I tend to work harder on it.
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  15. linguaholic

    "Murder" idioms

    Well, I am not sure about it but I think I heard people saying things like: "This beat is murder", meaning that this beat is really great/good. I wonder if other people can actually confirm this use of 'murder' or not.
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