m.c hammer

anonymous asked:

I saw this criticism of harry and 1D in general regarding how there are always multiple people credited with songwriting, unlike "real" music where it's just 1 or 2 people. I thought of that Motown documentary where the studio musicians were never given credit for creating the hooks and the "Motown" sound, so I'm generally in favor of giving full credit to all involved. do you think this is the case with sott and 1D's music in general? What do you think of this trend towards group songwriting?

From the perspective of the songwriters, this is a great trend. The examples often given is that the people who come up with the iconic hooks for iconic songs– the bass line for M.C. Hammer’s “Can’t Touch This,” for instance (which I would say is 95% of the song), never used to be given songwriting credit, and therefore never got royalties.

The fact that songwriters can share credit makes it a more trusting, collaborative affair. Writers who cut other writers out are going to find themselves isolated pretty quickly. People are more likely to want to contribute and make songs better.

The listed writers are not credited equally. Usually the collaboration is split between music/ lyrics 50/50, unless one of the writers has put in a lot more. @srslycris has a great post on songwriting royalties.

Sometimes the downside of having many writers is that the original spark of the song might be diluted– too many chefs. It takes a strong personality to maintain vision and resist changes.


So this year, Parachute pants are supposed to come back in style. Like M.C Hammer’s? I have a pair and they are the best. I love weird styled pants and all but I just don’t want them to be so popular that people will begin to terrorize and butcher and pulverize them!!!!! It will be disappointing. Please people, maintain your own get up. No need to copy others. UGHHH!!!!!


Abnegation and Dauntless are both broken, their members scattered. We are like the factionless now. I do not know what life will be like, seperated from a faction - it feels disengaged, like a leaf divided from the tree that gives it sustenance. We are creatures of loss; we have left everything behind. I have no home, no path, and no certainty. I am no longer Tris, the selfless, or Tris, the brave. I suppose that now, I must become more than either.

Happy birthday to the Dancing Queen, the true M. C. Hammer, beatricepruor! You hurt my soul and shatter my heart, but I love you all the same! ♥