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Survival of the Fittest: Funky Dee or Gracious K

People say I'm rude, harsh, controversial... whatever, I don't think so. People usually admit they agree and that's all I care for.

Some will say the same about this post, which is why I wasn't gonna do this post cos I'm not an attention-whore, but f*ck it we're all wondering the same thing! I rep the real people with real minds.

After reading this post I dare anyone to "put one hand on your heart, put one on your Bible/Qu'ran, and then you swear to Jah/Allah/Buddha [delete as you see fit] and admit that you never thought it. Blud, swear down, you never thought it?" If you manage to do it I'll shout "Oi! You! R u gonna lyiie doe?". *sidenote: Gospel funky refix to land Easter time. Cop my mixtape outside all good retailers (yes outside including Foot Locker, Oxford Street)*

To the point of the post; both made (arguably) the biggest MC tunes of 09 in the UK Funky genre. Neither crossed over commercially like "Nursery Grhyme" Heads, Shoulder, Knees and ToeZ, but their underground success surpasses that of KIG's skank tune - HSKT doesn't get anywhere near the same reaction Migraine Skank and R U Gonna Bang Doe? do.

Another thing they have in common is controversy; both are accused of "stealing producers beats" [note quotation marks = not necessarily my thoughts = mi nuh care weh dem do!]. Could get technical and talk about the 8-bar switch Gracious accuses Funky Dee of copying from him. *another sidebar; anyone noticed how frequently they go at it on Twitter? If it isn't Gracious, its someone connected. Tension? lol who knows...*

For all they lacked in lyrical complexity and depth, they more than made up for in the chant-along (R U Gonna Bang?) and watch-the-skaaaank (Migraine Skank) department - lyrical depth isn't a valid criticism in my opinion; music is entertainment, both entertained, done.

This has lead to questions over both artists longevity; both garnered an extreme amount of exposure and relative success, but to date still one-hit wonders. Who will advance on to the next step and actually release a decent/semi-good song first (let's be honest, Gracious K's other song doesn't count as it was pretty poor, no? Can't find the studio track on YouTube, wonder why...)?

Gracious K?



Funky Dee?



(Ok since you asked) or neither?

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  1. "lyrical depth isn't a valid criticism in my opinion; music is entertainment, both entertained, done."

    ^^^^ I'm amazed how few people seem to understand this when they're talking about tunes like this. not every song has to be lyrically deep/meaningful/clever/etc

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