Top Ten Best Things About the Song "Sanageyama" by Dat AdamMartin_Canine Dat Adam are a German experimental hip hop/electronica group that formed in 2014 and consists of producer Marley and vocalists Taddl and Ardy. They consider themselves a clique that shares certain ideals and compose and write songs together as a group of three.
While most audiences that do not understand the lyrics may be turned off by the heavy use of Autotune, Dat Adam actually have much to say in their lyrics and can be seen as a kind of counterculture against mainstream hip hop. They share several ideals and views with the hippie movement but also embrace modern technology, nerd culture and social media. Their "cyber hippie movement" surprisingly found many followers, and may cause a new direction in German hip hop.
Among several more light hearted songs that have a nice rebelious, thought provoking off-beat touch, their debut album "Hydra 3D" also contains a very intense and rough song called "Sanageyama" that involves around what the trio truly feels is wrong with the world, that immediately received critical acclaim and became a fan favorite. What makes it special is that is starts off very calm and minimalistic and gets more and more aggressive and angry the longer it lasts. I consider it one of the greatest songs of the 2010s. This list is about why it's so good.
The Top Ten
Taddl starts off almost as calm as Ardy in the intro, but relatively soon raises his voice until in the last few lines, he screams voice-destroyingly at the top of his lungs. And through all of this you can feel his anger. - Martin_Canine
This seems imorovised to me. He needed to let out all his anger at the world's superficiality and it gets destroyed more and more each day. - Martin_Canine
"Why are so many in love with their ego? / Why is democracy no democracy? / And why don't all beings deserve a line? "
Three essential problems of the world, perfectly summarized in less than 10 seconds with a perfect flow and multisyllabic rhymes. - Martin_Canine
I have no idea if it's a keyboard or a heavily distorted guitar, but it's goosebumps anyway. - Martin_Canine
Taddl's rap is pure anger about what's going on. Ardy on the other hand sounds highly melancholical and depressed about the destruction of society.
Also, Taddl's lyrics are more concerned about the destruction of nature and planet earth, Ardy's intro verse centers around the increasing superficiality of people and how they refuse to aknowledge problems. - Martin_Canine
"And we [society] take and take and take and take"
You can tell he has visions of industries killing millions of animals and clearing woodland. - Martin_Canine
When the two vocalists deliver their verses, the beat only consists of a looped synth line and bass, until at the end - WOOSH! - the wild drum kit and the solo take the spotlight! - Martin_Canine
Taddl doesn't try to be seen as superior to others. He admits that even though he has "good vibes only" tattooed across the chest, he has a hard time actually living this motto, despite claiming to be 100% authentic. He also claims a reason he smokes weed is to tune out all the problems, not only for fun as he claimed before. - Martin_Canine
"Sanageyama" is a character from the anime "Kill La Kill" who chose to be visually blind by sewing his own eyes shut. The song also deals with people of modern society who look away from the problems of the world on purpose, being blind metaphorically. - Martin_Canine
Whether you like the song or not: songs like this show that even though many older people think all younger people aren't that aware and intelligent, that's not entirely true.
Like many rock bands of the past, that Adam use their music trying to change the way people think and also are a counterculture. It's just that they don't use rock, but highly experimental and digitally distorted hip hop. You may not understand this kind of music or even call it bad - it's your right to do so - but you should value and respect the idea behind it. This is s group that turned down an offer for a major label contract in order to maintain creative control. Enough said. - Martin_Canine
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2. Taddl's last few bars when he keeps on repeating how everything pisses him off
3. The lines "Warum sind so viele in ihr Ego verliebt? / Warum ist die Demokratie keine Demokratie? / Und warum haben nicht alle Wesen ein Leben verdient?"