Respect the Chorus... but what about the verse
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    Default Respect the Chorus... but what about the verse

    Hey everyone I'm noticing in a lot of mixes i'm watching on youtube of people mixing hip hop that they often cut in and out of verses. I know fundamentals states u respect the chorus, but does the same rule apply for the verse.

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    personally i think it's heavily dependent on the tracks being mixed. if the cut between two works, i think it's fair game.
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    With hip hop, take a close listen. Some DJs might even be retooling the verse with their mix tapes. (DJ Drama loved to get the taunts from opposing sides in feuds face to face with each other and get them in really nifty context.)

    I say there is no 'fundamentals rule' that would say you can't cut the verse. But hipnotikk is right, it really does depend on the track...but that certainly would not make it a rule. where as with chorus...it's a VERY rare occasion that someone will say 'sure! cut the chorus early!'
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    i was actually thinking of that technique that Drama uses when i was talking about cutting verses, pretty interesting, i think he's a good DJ to look at if you want to see a quality example of hip hop mixing technique.

    but yeah, i think there may be "guidelines" rather than "rules". it may sound trivial, but i think that dubbing something a "rule" says that it cannot and should not be broken, while "guideline" implies that in most cases it's a good idea to follow, but can be bent depending on the situation. i think that it's impossible and in bad taste to apply a general technique to all situations as each transition is unique, and techniques must be applied in their own way to each mix.
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    I just realized I called a rapper fued 'nifty'? lol Yeah, I freakin' love Drama.
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    You have tracks with verses and choruses? I remember those...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fatlimey View Post
    You have tracks with verses and choruses? I remember those...
    damn old fogies this is all well before my time (im 12 according to Moniker remember lol)

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