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Not a fan then? :D

Not a fan of Jay Z at all but i think thats it was a good choice and the stick he has got for this has been totally unwarranted. im no fan of Eavis but he should be applauded for trying something different which is what Glastonbury used to be all about.

Glastonbury back in the day was never about who was headlining it was about , well Glastonbury.

This shows just how far the festival has slipped because the NME and thier tight jean wearing reading f**kers are moaning about a rapper playing and not a band that starts with 'The' with silly haircuts. Back in the day Glastonbury use to sellout before the acts were announced!

Glastonbury has sold its soul. Radio One, Edith Bowman etc. Glastonbury money to buy a burger. oh please do f**k off. give us our festival back.

Yes im drunk. Back from a Moz gig and drunk. Will post pics and videos tomorrow.

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Not a fan then? :D

If there going to go with an r&b or hip hop artist then why not go with the biggest star in that gerne, Kayne West. A brilliant talent and consistent too. Jay Z hasnt produced anything decent since 'Crazy in love' and that was how many years ago ? I have his last cd, awful and predictable , nothing stands out at all and i find him extremely overated although he did have his moment. Kayne West is a breath of fresh air to the hip hop/r&b scene .

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Not a fan of Jay Z at all but i think thats it was a good choice and the stick he has got for this has been totally unwarranted. im no fan of Eavis but he should be applauded for trying something different which is what Glastonbury used to be all about.

Glastonbury back in the day was never about who was headlining it was about , well Glastonbury.

This shows just how far the festival has slipped because the NME and thier tight jean wearing reading f**kers are moaning about a rapper playing and not a band that starts with 'The' with silly haircuts. Back in the day Glastonbury use to sellout before the acts were announced!

Glastonbury has sold its soul. Radio One, Edith Bowman etc. Glastonbury money to buy a burger. oh please do f**k off. give us our festival back.

Yes im drunk. Back from a Moz gig and drunk. Will post pics and videos tomorrow.

Brilliant Post. God I detest what the NEM has done to music, they are so up their own arses, and so are half the d***s that read their magazine!!! I'm glad Sid Vicious attacked that NME plonker reporter with a bike chain. And even then, this reporter tries to make it out to be something great, and all about a big "F**k You" to the music industry.....

Scott

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Brilliant Post. God I detest what the NEM has done to music, they are so up their own arses, and so are half the d***s that read their magazine!!! I'm glad Sid Vicious attacked that NME plonker reporter with a bike chain. And even then, this reporter tries to make it out to be something great, and all about a big "F**k You" to the music industry.....

Scott

i agree totally. the NME, noel gallagher and all the other morons who decided it was gonna be sh*t because jay z was there need a sorting out. im not a fan at all, in fact im an indie kid. but i watched him and thought he was excellent. had the crowd going and was very entertaining. and i was very happy simply because it shoves it right back in the faces of the snobby gimps who believe they know everything about whats good and whats not in music.

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i agree totally. the NME, noel gallagher and all the other morons who decided it was gonna be sh*t because jay z was there need a sorting out. im not a fan at all, in fact im an indie kid. but i watched him and thought he was excellent. had the crowd going and was very entertaining. and i was very happy simply because it shoves it right back in the faces of the snobby gimps who believe they know everything about whats good and whats not in music.

The NME is on its last legs. The Morrissey court case could finish them. And how ironic would it be that the person they once championed most could be the person that destroys them.

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i agree totally. the NME, noel gallagher and all the other morons who decided it was gonna be sh*t because jay z was there need a sorting out. im not a fan at all, in fact im an indie kid. but i watched him and thought he was excellent. had the crowd going and was very entertaining. and i was very happy simply because it shoves it right back in the faces of the snobby gimps who believe they know everything about whats good and whats not in music.

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I was watching his glasto bit on tv over the weekend and thought he got one thing spot on, Glasto is about acts entertaining the fans and he did that. One thing I didn't get though and maybe people that know his music will put me right, but he seemed like (not sure if I can say this in 2008 or not)?????? a very bitter black man! Nearly everything he came out with was how hard done by black people are?

I used the term black because that's who in his words he was reffering to!

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Jay Z certainly not my bag of crisps and having caught a bit of his act over the weekend on BBCi, saw nothing to change my opinion of his music - but each to their own.

From the acts I did see, Kings of Leon looked the best - great band.

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Jay Z certainly not my bag of crisps and having caught a bit of his act over the weekend on BBCi, saw nothing to change my opinion of his music - but each to their own.

From the acts I did see, Kings of Leon looked the best - great band.

Seconded, to both statements. Not a huge fan of Kings of Leon, but enjoyed their set. Last year, I thought The Who (one of my favourite bands anyway) were brilliant, exactly what was needed.

I'm not a fan of rap, especially from a rapper who slurs, but if he was a hit then credit to him. Did I hear right that he talked about hurricane Katrina? Hmm... Not sure about that.

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Hip hop appeals to me about as much as a kick in the goolies by a mule so I have to admit to now being entirely up to speed with Jay-Z's music or lyrics. One thing I do remember reading about him is that he boycotted some brand of champagne which is apparently big with rappers because he accused the owner of the firm as being a racist. I think the owner made some remark along the lines of not wanting to be associated with rappers or not liking the image it gave his product (as you can see I haven't really checked my facts here!!)

Now unless I have remembered it wrong it doesn't sound to me like that was a racist remark, sounds more like he doesn't want his brand associated with a lot of the imagery that appears in rap songs. Can't say I blame him really. If that is the case and Jay-Z quickly played the race card then I can't say I have very much time for him.

However that is going off the point entirely. In relation to his Glastonbury appearance I don't see there is any reason at all why he shouldn't be there. When Noel Gallasgher picks up the tab for hosting a music festival and grafts away to organise it then he can choose who is on the bill!

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I don't know a great deal about rap, and it's not my favourite genre, but I like some of it, some good social comment from older rap I think, but I hate what you see now, which is that the genre has become the opposite to what it should/ did represent, 90% now is a load of f*cking nonsense, an attainment and ego fest... I don't see how anyone can really identify with the "messages" put out and even on a purely musical level it has become cliched and tired.

actually, perhaps an argument for rap following the path of punk as a movement after the emergence of "pop-punk". I like green day, but their success paved the way for a load of indentikit crap that did nothing artistically or for the movement.

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there's not much today that you will hear in the charts that are truly hip-hop. Hip-hop has a social concious underlying that you will never hear in the charts, certainly not from 50 Cent or any of that lot. There are great hip hop artists in the past, KRS One, Gang Starr, Jurassic 5, etc. Today the closest would be the Clipse, great duo who do rap a bit about money and bi**hes, but they also rap about the drugs on the street and life in ghettos.

Anyway, I still think it was good for Glastonbury to put someone like this on as a headliner

Scott

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