People (music) who are the very best at what they do


#1

Like, undisputed king or queen of their field.

I’m having Busta Rhymes (rapid fast rappage), El-P (production) and Freddie Mercury (puts on a show frontman). Hard to pick musicians as a lot is down to style and personal preference.

To be honest it’s hard to pick people who are undisputed. Potentially shit thread.


#2

Jay Z (laughing)


#3

What I was thinking initially was people who are the go-to for certain things. So like Thundercat - bass. Everyone seems to feature him tbese days.


#4

Dizzee Rascal/Danny Brown.


#5

Danny Brown 4 lyf


#6

Pharell - making global maega-hit pop songs (that are actually sometimes quite good but not so much any longer)


#7

as much as I like el-p, he deffo doesn’t fit your criteria here


#8

Alex Kapranos - projectiles as a metaphor for love
Panda Bear - songs with two voices alternating syllables
Roger Waters - Boomer Bile


#9

i’d have to say the best of the beatles (pop music)


#10

Was thinking this, obviously he’s a massive ego machine but I feel like this could go to Kanye


#11

Guy Garvey - singing about eyes


#12

If we’re talking the go-to guy in the industry, it’s Pharell.

If we’re talking ‘the best’, I reckon it’s El-P. But you’re right, I was talking about the Pharell criteria.


#13

Fred Durst - breaking stuff


#14

This is a terrible thread. Sorry, community.drownedinsound.com.


#15

Chesney Hawkes - being the one and only


#16

Yer man out of Kasabian: Blowing roofs off of houses


#17

Think Steve Vai holds some kind of record for notes played per second.


#18

Flea - everything


#19

Not just houses mate. No roof is safe, anywhere!


#20

I’d have to say The Very Best of The Beatles Who Are People (music) At What They Do