Hip Hop / R&B songs with Electric Guitars
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Hip Hop / R&B songs with Electric Guitars

I've picked up an electric guitar few months ago and have been learning how to play since. I was wondering what are some dope songs with electric guitars in them? I'd like to start incorporating my guitar into my beats and need some inspiration to come off of.
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Its great that you have interest for incorporating live instrumentation into rap production, something that's commonly lacking in this genre.

Heres few songs that come on my mind right now...















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I can give you some. Some may be too hard to pick up quickly as a beginner but with practice you'll get the hang of it. if you learn the R&B songs, chicks will dig it! YouTube search the tutorials, a lot of these have been covered...

R&B
1. Usher - nice and slow
2. Carl Thomas - my first love
3. Robin thicke - lost without you
4. Frank ocean - we all try
5. tyrese - what am I gonna do
6. Van hunt - dust
7. Justin timberlake - like I love you *I know he is more pop but the bridge guitar chords are killer!*
8. Donnell Jones - shorty (got her eyes on me)

Hip Hop/Rap
1. mitchy slick - it ain't my fault
2. Freeway - life
3. Ugk - let me see it
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Thousands of hip hop songs have electric guitars in them.
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A lot of Dre stuff has guitars. Chronic and chronic 2001
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Listen to 90% of eminems discography
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Jack of all Trades
You could call this rock tbh - but it is a rock/rap collaboration album Tech has been working on for years. He is the final verse, the singer for the first half is a rapper from his label.



Youtube does NOT do this song any justice.
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Some of these are samples and some are probably VSTs, but that doesn't make them bad reference points.










(Guitar comes at the end)











And this list wouldn't be complete without Sabotage.
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Example of minimalistic guitar usage (at 1:22).

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I won't comment on a particular song.
But I will say I've found quite a few producers that don't even worry about the timing or playing really clean. You need a good sound of course. But more importantly you need a GREAT TAKE.
You can edit it up of course. But just pay close attention to your timing.
I've played for years and getting the timing down just right, along with keeping my playing extremely clean is still difficult for me at times.
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On a serious note, for some modern r&b/rap songs with good elec guitar check out Rob Bacon, Sam Bostic, DJ Quik




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I won't comment on a particular song.
But I will say I've found quite a few producers that don't even worry about the timing or playing really clean. You need a good sound of course. But more importantly you need a GREAT TAKE.
You can edit it up of course. But just pay close attention to your timing.
I've played for years and getting the timing down just right, along with keeping my playing extremely clean is still difficult for me at times.
Preach! That's why I have respect for some of these guys on YouTube doing these covers mistake free with great tone.
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