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    Default Ukulele & Hip Hop / Soul

    Just curious if any of you have any resources for such a style. I'm a life long hip hop junkie(not that crap on the radio today) and soul music lover which lead me into blues and jazz and always loved hawaiian and reggae(i LOVE music) and just picked up the uke not too long ago. i'd really like to expand into these other genres, being able to create music is such a beautiful experience, and i'd like to add being able to play some of my favorite songs growing up

    here is an example of something i'd like to venture into
    a ukulele rendition of Tupac, I Ain't Mad At Cha
    Mango Lanikai LU-21p, Pineapple Soprano (picture)
    Korra KPK Solid Wood Acacia Concert (pictures)
    Ukulele simply makes me smile. :]

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    If you like that one you'll love this
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=16BE8pKeukw
    "I strum in peace"

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    Check out my friend Jon:
    http://jonbraman.com/

    And here's another take on Big Poppa:
    http://giophonics.bandcamp.com/track/big-poppa

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    oh my damn sooooo dope!!!


    thank you both for the resources


    here's another one i like

    The Musgraves- I Need a Dollar

    Last edited by watrr; 05-01-2012 at 07:31 AM. Reason: embedded video
    Mango Lanikai LU-21p, Pineapple Soprano (picture)
    Korra KPK Solid Wood Acacia Concert (pictures)
    Ukulele simply makes me smile. :]

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    It's interesting this pops up, I'm going down that road right now. No other genre influences me more than hip hop and I'm currently dabbling into Eminem(my favorite), Snoop, Dre, Travvie Mccoy, Pac and some others. I'd say the biggest thing is you need to learn how to play by ear and then some music theory, and possibly get a uke teacher that encourages you to be original and do what influences you. The one thing about playing hip hop on the uke is there is not many people doing it, so you have to figure out songs by yourself. That video you posted is awesome btw.
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    I fully agree with you, I played band for two years in middle school and show choir for another so I have a little bit of background but I been going back and relearning theory in an attempt to be able to do exactly that.
    Mango Lanikai LU-21p, Pineapple Soprano (picture)
    Korra KPK Solid Wood Acacia Concert (pictures)
    Ukulele simply makes me smile. :]

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    Slightly related, I really liked this video, funny:

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    Practically anything by our man seeso here should be an inspiration to you. This is quintessential and essential seeso at his hip hoppiest funk soul fusionalistical best:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sEqXD...feature=relmfu
    Last edited by ukecantdothat; 05-02-2012 at 11:50 AM.
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    drbekken, that video is SO SICK!


    ukuhippo, haha will smith is Always a blast, one of my favorite artists


    ukecantdothat, oh my damn i'm def gonna look into his material.


    Thank you guys all for the material, i'm excited!!!
    Mango Lanikai LU-21p, Pineapple Soprano (picture)
    Korra KPK Solid Wood Acacia Concert (pictures)
    Ukulele simply makes me smile. :]

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