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‘This sounds like a human synthesiser’: the evolution of rap, one verse at a time

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A rap tutor and a language expert dissect the various eras of music’s ever-shifting genre, from Beastie Boys to Giggs and Nicki Minaj He sound like a mosquito if it had access to a studio!”; “I played 645AR at your crib and all the mice in your walls started dancing”; “He sound like Future’s bed bugs”: not your standard rap fan comments, but the Bronx via Atlanta rapper-singer 645AR is … innovative. His lyrics may cover fierce street narratives and narcotic meanderings, but his vocal style is more Minnie Mouse than Migos. And he has fully committed to the bit: “the squeak”, as he’s happy to call it, is present throughout his discography to date and has earned him huge streaming numbers and an FKA twigs collaboration. He is not even the only squeak rapper; he has a predecessor in alien falsetto in Houston’s Voochie P.
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