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Does A7X enjoy some Hip-Hop!?

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I've seen some playlists and favorite albums get thrown around, and tbh I didn't go through them all. Since they are from SoCal, do they also enjoy some rap from time to time?
I wouldn't want them to make a rap album or something, I just want to know if they ever listen to and if they enjoy it. And maybe name a few they like if anyone knows
 

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    I've seen some playlists and favorite albums get thrown around, and tbh I didn't go through them all. Since they are from SoCal, do they also enjoy some rap from time to time?
    I wouldn't want them to make a rap album or something, I just want to know if they ever listen to and if they enjoy it. And maybe name a few they like if anyone knows

    Considering that they all bought nasty grills with part of their CoE advance, I'd say there's a good chance.
     

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    I know that Matt and Syn said that they listen to Kanye, not sure about the rest of the members but they probably listen to a lot more rappers. I would assume that Matt listens rap the most. They also did a collab with MGK so maybe him also. Also Body Count but that's rap metal.
     

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    I think outside metal and rock genres, hip-hop is their favorite genre to listen to. Which I'm totally fine with, especially if it's 90's West-coast classics. On their end of the year favorite albums lists they put a few hip-hop albums every year too.
     
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    I think zacky in particular really loves hip hop. He had Eminem as record of the year a while ago I believe. Also I think Jimmy took the almost easy bit from hip hop but not sure.
    The Almost Easy piano intro is based off of the Terminator 2 theme if I remember right. They talked about it in the Breakdown video about Almost Easy. The hip hop element comes in later on in the song when they unleash some pretty hefty bass. I think that was a Lil Jon influence.
     

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    The Almost Easy piano intro is based off of the Terminator 2 theme if I remember right. They talked about it in the Breakdown video about Almost Easy. The hip hop element comes in later on in the song when they unleash some pretty hefty bass. I think that was a Lil Jon influence.

    There is some sub-bass in there, yeah. Totally a hip hop thing.
     

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    First heavy hit of the Chorus section comes in like THUNDER. That's where it starts, and if memory serves, it's only under the chorus.
     

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    I know that Matt and Syn said that they listen to Kanye, not sure about the rest of the members but they probably listen to a lot more rappers. I would assume that Matt listens rap the most. They also did a collab with MGK so maybe him also. Also Body Count but that's rap metal.
    I didn't know they made a song with MGK, that's so cool!
     
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    Jaxon Muller

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    I've seen some playlists and favorite albums get thrown around, and tbh I didn't go through them all. Since they are from SoCal, do they also enjoy some rap from time to time?
    I wouldn't want them to make a rap album or something, I just want to know if they ever listen to and if they enjoy it. And maybe name a few they like if anyone knows
    In the "Making Of" documentary for the self-titled 2007 album, I believe they mention that they were inspired by hip-hop beats for the heartbeat 120 bpm on "Scream". Also, I have to imagine the autotune in "Lost" from that album had hip-hop inspirations.
     
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