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29th Jan '16 6:21:17 PM LeedsKing
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* Music/FiftyCent
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* Music/FiftyCentMusic/FiftyCent (now short on dollars)
28th Oct '15 12:49:55 PM Daydre
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28th Oct '15 11:11:10 AM JakesBrain
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* Monster Magnet's music video for "Space Lord" is a parody of glam rap videos in general and Puff Daddy's in particular.
31st Aug '15 12:42:48 AM MechWarrior
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->''"[[TropeNamer Glam rap.]] It's made for the clubs where they don't know the truth, but they making it up.\\
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* Mars ILL's "Glam Rap" is the [[/index]] TropeNamer. [[index]]
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* Mars ILL's "Glam Rap" is the [[/index]] TropeNamer.[[TropeNamers trope namer]]. [[index]]
8th Apr '15 12:52:13 PM Naoto_best_waifu
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6th Apr '15 9:32:43 AM Patachou
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Glam Rap isn't so much a genre as it is a label (usually pejoratively) that's thrown at most hip-hop in the TurnOfTheMillennium. The [[UrExample earliest form of hip-hop]] that showed shades of this was probably Music/EricBAndRakim's ''Music/PaidInFull'' album, followed by the works of Big Daddy Kane and eventually Cash Money Records. Glam Rap is arguably a good way for a rapper to be mainstream without losing "street cred". Sure, they talk about the streets, but not necessarily in the same way as in [[GangstaRap other, more controversial rap genres]].
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Glam Rap isn't so much a genre as it is a label (usually pejoratively) that's thrown at most hip-hop in the TurnOfTheMillennium. The [[UrExample earliest form of hip-hop]] that showed shades of this was probably Music/EricBAndRakim's ''Music/PaidInFull'' album, followed by the works of Big Daddy Kane and eventually Cash Money Records. Music/JayZ's "Big Pimpin" is the TropeCodifier. Glam Rap is arguably a good way for a rapper to be mainstream without losing "street cred". Sure, they talk about the streets, but not necessarily in the same way as in [[GangstaRap other, more controversial rap genres]].

* The UrExample: the album ''Music/PaidInFull'' by Eric B. and Rakim.
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* The UrExample: the album Music/FiftyCent * Big Daddy Kane * Ja Rule [[note]] He was originally a hardcore {{gangsta rap}}per, so this change was very jarring to some people.[[/note]] * Music/JayZ: His song "Big Pimpin" * Music/EricBAndRakim ** ''Music/PaidInFull'' by Eric B. and Rakim.(1987) * [[Music/LilKim Lil' Kim]]. * Music/TheLonelyIsland's [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=avaSdC0QOUM&ob=av3e "I'm On a Boat"]] is a parody of this. [[/index]]

* Music/JayZ's "Big Pimpin" is the [[/index]] TropeCodifier. [[index]] * Many artists signed to Cash Money Records. * Some of Big Daddy Kane's early work. * Ja Rule fell into this. He was originally a hardcore [[/index]] {{gangsta rap}}per, so this change was very jarring to some people.[[index]] * Music/FiftyCent shows shades of this.

* [[Music/LilKim Lil' Kim]]. * Music/TheLonelyIsland's [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=avaSdC0QOUM&ob=av3e "I'm On a Boat"]] is a parody of this. [[/index]]
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* [[Music/LilKim Lil' Kim]]. * Music/TheLonelyIsland's [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=avaSdC0QOUM&ob=av3e "I'm On a Boat"]] is a parody of this. [[/index]][[/index]] !! Parodies:
6th Apr '15 9:26:11 AM Patachou
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6th Apr '15 9:23:36 AM Patachou
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Glam Rap isn't so much a genre as it is a label (usually pejoratively) that's thrown at most hip-hop in the TurnOfTheMillennium. The [[UrExample earliest form of hip-hop]] that showed shades of this was probably Eric B. & Rakim's ''Paid In Full'' album, followed by the works of Big Daddy Kane and eventually Cash Money Records. Glam Rap is arguably a good way for a rapper to be mainstream without losing "street cred". Sure, they talk about the streets, but not necessarily in the same way as in [[GangstaRap other, more controversial rap genres]].
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Glam Rap isn't so much a genre as it is a label (usually pejoratively) that's thrown at most hip-hop in the TurnOfTheMillennium. The [[UrExample earliest form of hip-hop]] that showed shades of this was probably Eric B. & Rakim's ''Paid In Full'' Music/EricBAndRakim's ''Music/PaidInFull'' album, followed by the works of Big Daddy Kane and eventually Cash Money Records. Glam Rap is arguably a good way for a rapper to be mainstream without losing "street cred". Sure, they talk about the streets, but not necessarily in the same way as in [[GangstaRap other, more controversial rap genres]].

* The UrExample: the album ''Paid in Full'' by Eric B. and Rakim. * Mars ILL's "Glam Rap" is the TropeNamer. * Music/JayZ's "Big Pimpin" is the TropeCodifier.
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\n[[index]] * The UrExample: the album ''Paid in Full'' ''Music/PaidInFull'' by Eric B. and Rakim. * Mars ILL's "Glam Rap" is the TropeNamer. [[/index]] TropeNamer. [[index]] * Music/JayZ's "Big Pimpin" is the TropeCodifier.[[/index]] TropeCodifier. [[index]]

* Ja Rule fell into this. He was originally a hardcore {{gangsta rap}}per, so this change was very jarring to some people. * FiftyCent shows shades of this.
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* Ja Rule fell into this. He was originally a hardcore [[/index]] {{gangsta rap}}per, so this change was very jarring to some people. people.[[index]] * FiftyCent Music/FiftyCent shows shades of this.

* TheLonelyIsland's [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=avaSdC0QOUM&ob=av3e "I'm On a Boat"]] is a parody of this.
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* TheLonelyIsland's Music/TheLonelyIsland's [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=avaSdC0QOUM&ob=av3e "I'm On a Boat"]] is a parody of this. [[/index]]

* Dr. Evil's rap in the third ''AustinPowers'' film parodies glam rap.
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* Dr. Evil's rap in the third ''AustinPowers'' ''Franchise/AustinPowers'' film parodies glam rap.
30th Sep '14 11:05:42 AM m8e
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The sub-genre gets a lot of heat because it's usually [[WolverinePublicity the only type of rap]] [[ItsPopularNowItSucks that seems to get played on the radio]] or [[MagazineDecay covered in magazines]], leaving people to believe that rap has gotten too commercial, and that acts tend to be less topical and reliant on novel lyrical flow. In this sense, it can be seen as rap's analogue to the unapologetically commercial and hedonistic HairMetal that dominated the [[Music/HeavyMetal metal]] scene (and rock music in general) in TheEighties, and the antithesis to the old-school hip-hop that came out of that era. The names are even similar -- one of the most common alternative names for hair metal (and which happens to be the one in use at TheOtherWiki) is "glam metal". There is some overlap with GangstaRap, as many of these artists have a dark side. One doesn't always indicate the other, however.
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The sub-genre gets a lot of heat because it's usually [[WolverinePublicity the only type of rap]] [[ItsPopularNowItSucks that seems to get played on the radio]] or [[MagazineDecay covered in magazines]], leaving people to believe that rap has gotten too commercial, and that acts tend to be less topical and reliant on novel lyrical flow. In this sense, it can be seen as rap's analogue to the unapologetically commercial and hedonistic HairMetal that dominated the [[Music/HeavyMetal [[HeavyMetal metal]] scene (and rock music in general) in TheEighties, and the antithesis to the old-school hip-hop that came out of that era. The names are even similar -- one of the most common alternative names for hair metal (and which happens to be the one in use at TheOtherWiki) is "glam metal". There is some overlap with GangstaRap, as many of these artists have a dark side. One doesn't always indicate the other, however.
1st Sep '14 3:19:12 PM StFan
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* {{Jay-Z}}'s "Big Pimpin" is the TropeCodifier.
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* {{Jay-Z}}'s Music/JayZ's "Big Pimpin" is the TropeCodifier.
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