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Title: Hip hop fans
Post by: kingdawson on Monday 12 November 2007, 04:51:01 PM
Cassidy's new album came out a couple of days ago and its one of the best hip-hop albums in a long long time. Hardly any fillers in there and some really nice beats and lyrics. Damn Cassidy is fire :thup: :thup:
Title: Re: Hip hop fans
Post by: The Bonk on Monday 12 November 2007, 06:07:21 PM
That's not Hip-Hop, sorry mate.  Nothing doing lyrically, either.  Ghostface will trump this on Dec. 6, no doubt.
Title: Re: Hip hop fans
Post by: DJ_NUFC on Monday 12 November 2007, 06:09:55 PM
Cassidy needs to be inserted into a barrel and rolled down Brooklyn so all people who actually can remember what Hip Hop means can spit on him until he rolls into the river.
Title: Re: Hip hop fans
Post by: The Bonk on Monday 12 November 2007, 06:31:02 PM
Cassidy needs to be inserted into a barrel and rolled down Brooklyn so all people who actually can remember what Hip Hop means can spit on him until he rolls into the river.

:lol:  Hopefully the pot holes won't stop his impending doom.  Maybe he could collect a few others with his tumbling barrel.
Title: Re: Hip hop fans
Post by: kingdawson on Monday 12 November 2007, 07:28:04 PM
That's not Hip-Hop, sorry mate.  Nothing doing lyrically, either.  Ghostface will trump this on Dec. 6, no doubt.

hmmm im afraid it is hip-hop. Cassidy is a punchline rapper and is one of the best out. Dont get me wrong, Ghostface is good (ive got supreme clientele) but he's not really relevant to todays hip-hop.
Title: Re: Hip hop fans
Post by: lankybellwipe on Monday 12 November 2007, 07:34:47 PM
I'm not a great fan of hip hop, but my nanna can't wait for hers'   O0
Title: Re: Hip hop fans
Post by: Tooj on Monday 12 November 2007, 07:36:12 PM
I'm not a great fan of hip hop, but my nanna can't wait for hers'   O0

 :laugh:
Title: Re: Hip hop fans
Post by: JamesD on Monday 12 November 2007, 07:39:05 PM
That's not Hip-Hop, sorry mate.  Nothing doing lyrically, either.  Ghostface will trump this on Dec. 6, no doubt.

hmmm im afraid it is hip-hop. Cassidy is a punchline rapper and is one of the best out. Dont get me wrong, Ghostface is good (ive got supreme clientele) but he's not really relevant to todays hip-hop.
haha, wow...ghost face not relevent in todays hip-hop? You obviously missed Fishscale and more fish, and he's got a new album coming out in a few weeks. He's a living legend, a level cassidy could never achieve.
Title: Re: Hip hop fans
Post by: The Bonk on Monday 12 November 2007, 07:49:21 PM
That's not Hip-Hop, sorry mate.  Nothing doing lyrically, either.  Ghostface will trump this on Dec. 6, no doubt.

hmmm im afraid it is hip-hop. Cassidy is a punchline rapper and is one of the best out. Dont get me wrong, Ghostface is good (ive got supreme clientele) but he's not really relevant to todays hip-hop.
haha, wow...ghost face not relevent in todays hip-hop? You obviously missed Fishscale and more fish, and he's got a new album coming out in a few weeks. He's a living legend, a level cassidy could never achieve.

This just proves King Dawson's delusional thoughts exist outside of football as well.  ;)
Title: Re: Hip hop fans
Post by: kingdawson on Monday 12 November 2007, 07:50:03 PM
That's not Hip-Hop, sorry mate.  Nothing doing lyrically, either.  Ghostface will trump this on Dec. 6, no doubt.

hmmm im afraid it is hip-hop. Cassidy is a punchline rapper and is one of the best out. Dont get me wrong, Ghostface is good (ive got supreme clientele) but he's not really relevant to todays hip-hop.
haha, wow...ghost face not relevent in todays hip-hop? You obviously missed Fishscale and more fish, and he's got a new album coming out in a few weeks. He's a living legend, a level cassidy could never achieve.

Ghostface is a lyrical genius and a very good emcee as a whole and fishscale was infact a good album but he really fell off ever since his wu-tang days. At one point he was actually my favourite emcee but he's very repeatitive and his flow gets annoying at times.
Title: Re: Hip hop fans
Post by: Tooj on Monday 12 November 2007, 07:55:11 PM
Of the Tang, this is a controversial choice.

U-God was always my favourite member, as in I always felt when he was on a Wu track, he actually captured my attention most.

Solo stuff is garbage though.
Title: Re: Hip hop fans
Post by: kingdawson on Monday 12 November 2007, 08:02:01 PM
Of the Tang, this is a controversial choice.

U-God was always my favourite member, as in I always felt when he was on a Wu track, he actually captured my attention most.

Solo stuff is garbage though.
Agreed. Thought i was the only 1 in the world that thought this ;D.
Title: Re: Hip hop fans
Post by: Tooj on Monday 12 November 2007, 08:02:44 PM
Of the Tang, this is a controversial choice.

U-God was always my favourite member, as in I always felt when he was on a Wu track, he actually captured my attention most.

Solo stuff is garbage though.
Agreed. Thought i was the only 1 in the world that thought this ;D.

 :toothy:
Title: Re: Hip hop fans
Post by: The Bonk on Monday 12 November 2007, 08:06:17 PM
U-God?  Huh, I've never heard anyone say that before.  Can't beat the GZA or Ghost, for me.  Meth was good when Tical dropped, but went steadily down hill after that.  A lot of talent in the Wu, should be an interesting album for them come Dec.  I have a feeling The Wu might make some noise with this new disc. 
Title: Re: Hip hop fans
Post by: lankybellwipe on Monday 12 November 2007, 08:08:13 PM
I'm beginning to lose track of modern music, being over 30! Are we talking Fishscale as in the Michael Fishscale, used in weather predictions to determine the chance of hurricanes NOT hitting Britain?

My favourite wrapper as a pre-pubescent was anyone out that band that sang "Pass the Duchy" (on the left hand side)   O0
Title: Re: Hip hop fans
Post by: The Bonk on Monday 12 November 2007, 08:10:57 PM
I'm beginning to lose track of modern music, being over 30! Are we talking Fishscale as in the Michael Fishscale, used in weather predictions to determine the chance of hurricanes NOT hitting Britain?

My favourite wrapper as a pre-pubescent was anyone out that band that sang "Pass the Duchy" (on the left hand side)   O0

What is a duchy? 

Band was called Musical Youth. 
Title: Re: Hip hop fans
Post by: lankybellwipe on Monday 12 November 2007, 08:14:34 PM
I'm beginning to lose track of modern music, being over 30! Are we talking Fishscale as in the Michael Fishscale, used in weather predictions to determine the chance of hurricanes NOT hitting Britain?

My favourite wrapper as a pre-pubescent was anyone out that band that sang "Pass the Duchy" (on the left hand side)   O0

What is a duchy? 

Band was called Musical Youth. 

I daint kna!  Duchy, Dutchy - Starsky and Hutchy!!!

It's a spliff innit?   O0
Title: Re: Hip hop fans
Post by: Keefaz on Monday 12 November 2007, 08:16:41 PM
Inspektah Deck, or however's it's f***ing spelt.
Title: Re: Hip hop fans
Post by: The Bonk on Monday 12 November 2007, 08:17:03 PM
I'm beginning to lose track of modern music, being over 30! Are we talking Fishscale as in the Michael Fishscale, used in weather predictions to determine the chance of hurricanes NOT hitting Britain?

My favourite wrapper as a pre-pubescent was anyone out that band that sang "Pass the Duchy" (on the left hand side)   O0

What is a duchy? 

Band was called Musical Youth. 

I daint kna!  Duchy, Dutchy - Starsky and Hutchy!!!

It's a spliff innit?   O0

Was hoping you knew, figure it's a Spliff. 

Title: Re: Hip hop fans
Post by: kingdawson on Monday 12 November 2007, 08:18:39 PM
I'm beginning to lose track of modern music, being over 30! Are we talking Fishscale as in the Michael Fishscale, used in weather predictions to determine the chance of hurricanes NOT hitting Britain?

My favourite wrapper as a pre-pubescent was anyone out that band that sang "Pass the Duchy" (on the left hand side)   O0

What is a duchy? 

Band was called Musical Youth. 

I daint kna!  Duchy, Dutchy - Starsky and Hutchy!!!

It's a spliff innit?   O0

A spliff is sometimes refered to as a dutch but very rarely (missy elliot brought it back).

Title: Re: Hip hop fans
Post by: Tooj on Monday 12 November 2007, 08:20:40 PM
I'm feeling something Chronic.  :cheesy:
Title: Re: Hip hop fans
Post by: lankybellwipe on Monday 12 November 2007, 08:21:58 PM
I'm beginning to lose track of modern music, being over 30! Are we talking Fishscale as in the Michael Fishscale, used in weather predictions to determine the chance of hurricanes NOT hitting Britain?

My favourite wrapper as a pre-pubescent was anyone out that band that sang "Pass the Duchy" (on the left hand side)   O0

What is a duchy? 

Band was called Musical Youth. 

I daint kna!  Duchy, Dutchy - Starsky and Hutchy!!!

It's a spliff innit?   O0

A spliff is sometimes refered to as a dutch but very rarely (missy elliot brought it back).



Just as tap dancing for lads was reintroduced by Billy Elliot   O0
Title: Re: Hip hop fans
Post by: The Bonk on Monday 12 November 2007, 08:32:32 PM
I'm feeling something Chronic.  :cheesy:

Keep your masterbaiting to yourself, Top Gun.  :lol:
Title: Re: Hip hop fans
Post by: Tooj on Monday 12 November 2007, 08:33:23 PM
I'm feeling something Chronic.  :cheesy:

Keep your masterbaiting to yourself, Top Gun. :lol:

Sounds like you're coming onto me Bonky babes.  :parky:
Title: Re: Hip hop fans
Post by: JamesD on Monday 12 November 2007, 08:38:37 PM
I'm beginning to lose track of modern music, being over 30! Are we talking Fishscale as in the Michael Fishscale, used in weather predictions to determine the chance of hurricanes NOT hitting Britain?

My favourite wrapper as a pre-pubescent was anyone out that band that sang "Pass the Duchy" (on the left hand side)   O0

What is a duchy? 

Band was called Musical Youth. 

I daint kna!  Duchy, Dutchy - Starsky and Hutchy!!!

It's a spliff innit?   O0

A spliff is sometimes refered to as a dutch but very rarely (missy elliot brought it back).



Just as tap dancing for lads was reintroduced by Billy Elliot   O0
Dutchies are not spliffs. a dutchie is a blunt, rolled with a Dutch Masters Brand. Come on, simple stuff here.
Title: Re: Hip hop fans
Post by: The Bonk on Monday 12 November 2007, 08:40:05 PM
I'm feeling something Chronic.  :cheesy:

Keep your masterbaiting to yourself, Top Gun. :lol:

Sounds like you're coming onto me Bonky babes.  :parky:

Quote
Just want to serve my country, be the best pilot in the Navy, sir.
Title: Re: Hip hop fans
Post by: Tooj on Monday 12 November 2007, 08:40:30 PM
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Title: Re: Hip hop fans
Post by: The Bonk on Monday 12 November 2007, 08:41:03 PM
I'm beginning to lose track of modern music, being over 30! Are we talking Fishscale as in the Michael Fishscale, used in weather predictions to determine the chance of hurricanes NOT hitting Britain?

My favourite wrapper as a pre-pubescent was anyone out that band that sang "Pass the Duchy" (on the left hand side)   O0

What is a duchy? 

Band was called Musical Youth. 

I daint kna!  Duchy, Dutchy - Starsky and Hutchy!!!

It's a spliff innit?   O0

A spliff is sometimes refered to as a dutch but very rarely (missy elliot brought it back).



Just as tap dancing for lads was reintroduced by Billy Elliot   O0
Dutchies are not spliffs. a dutchie is a blunt, rolled with a Dutch Masters Brand. Come on, simple stuff here.

At least some of us Douglas' are up with the times.  I applaud you, sir. 
Title: Re: Hip hop fans
Post by: Keefaz on Monday 12 November 2007, 08:41:49 PM
I'm beginning to lose track of modern music, being over 30! Are we talking Fishscale as in the Michael Fishscale, used in weather predictions to determine the chance of hurricanes NOT hitting Britain?

My favourite wrapper as a pre-pubescent was anyone out that band that sang "Pass the Duchy" (on the left hand side)   O0

What is a duchy? 

Band was called Musical Youth. 

I daint kna!  Duchy, Dutchy - Starsky and Hutchy!!!

It's a spliff innit?   O0

A spliff is sometimes refered to as a dutch but very rarely (missy elliot brought it back).



Just as tap dancing for lads was reintroduced by Billy Elliot   O0
Dutchies are not spliffs. a dutchie is a blunt, rolled with a Dutch Masters Brand. Come on, simple stuff here.

I see you were paying attention in that drug awareness class.
Title: Re: Hip hop fans
Post by: lankybellwipe on Monday 12 November 2007, 08:46:04 PM
I'm beginning to lose track of modern music, being over 30! Are we talking Fishscale as in the Michael Fishscale, used in weather predictions to determine the chance of hurricanes NOT hitting Britain?

My favourite wrapper as a pre-pubescent was anyone out that band that sang "Pass the Duchy" (on the left hand side)   O0

What is a duchy? 

Band was called Musical Youth. 

I daint kna!  Duchy, Dutchy - Starsky and Hutchy!!!

It's a spliff innit?   O0

A spliff is sometimes refered to as a dutch but very rarely (missy elliot brought it back).



Just as tap dancing for lads was reintroduced by Billy Elliot   O0
Dutchies are not spliffs. a dutchie is a blunt, rolled with a Dutch Masters Brand. Come on, simple stuff here.

At least some of us Douglas' are up with the times.  I applaud you, sir. 

whats a douglas then?  Apart from the capital, Michael, or Kirk, or a man without a spade in his heed!
Title: Re: Hip hop fans
Post by: The Bonk on Monday 12 November 2007, 08:55:05 PM
I'm beginning to lose track of modern music, being over 30! Are we talking Fishscale as in the Michael Fishscale, used in weather predictions to determine the chance of hurricanes NOT hitting Britain?

My favourite wrapper as a pre-pubescent was anyone out that band that sang "Pass the Duchy" (on the left hand side)   O0

What is a duchy? 

Band was called Musical Youth. 

I daint kna!  Duchy, Dutchy - Starsky and Hutchy!!!

It's a spliff innit?   O0

A spliff is sometimes refered to as a dutch but very rarely (missy elliot brought it back).



Just as tap dancing for lads was reintroduced by Billy Elliot   O0
Dutchies are not spliffs. a dutchie is a blunt, rolled with a Dutch Masters Brand. Come on, simple stuff here.

At least some of us Douglas' are up with the times.  I applaud you, sir. 

whats a douglas then?  Apart from the capital, Michael, or Kirk, or a man without a spade in his heed!

'Tis I, sir Bellwipe! 
Title: Re: Hip hop fans
Post by: Syrette on Monday 12 November 2007, 09:22:08 PM
I'm feeling something Chronic.  :cheesy:

Get off me.
Title: Re: Hip hop fans
Post by: The Bonk on Tuesday 13 November 2007, 03:52:39 AM
This is the album KingDawson should have posted: (http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/41nuzyJfzOL._SS500_.jpg)

Next to the Blueprint, this is his best album.  Fuckin' immense. 
Title: Re: Hip hop fans
Post by: Menace on Tuesday 13 November 2007, 10:19:39 AM
Deltron 3030

Download/buy now
Title: Re: Hip hop fans
Post by: Disco on Tuesday 13 November 2007, 10:25:49 AM
I'm beginning to lose track of modern music, being over 30! Are we talking Fishscale as in the Michael Fishscale, used in weather predictions to determine the chance of hurricanes NOT hitting Britain?

My favourite wrapper as a pre-pubescent was anyone out that band that sang "Pass the Duchy" (on the left hand side)   O0

Not sure Luxembourg is going to be happy about being passed around tbh.
Title: Re: Hip hop fans
Post by: Dr. Nguyen Van Falk on Tuesday 13 November 2007, 11:10:44 AM
Jay-Z has such a mong face.
Title: Re: Hip hop fans
Post by: Syrette on Tuesday 13 November 2007, 11:17:51 AM
I've just never been able to get into Jay-Z. It's just his flow, his vocal delivery... it doesn't do anything for me. No denying he is talented though.
Title: Re: Hip hop fans
Post by: fuhg on Tuesday 13 November 2007, 11:20:56 AM
This is the album KingDawson should have posted: (http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/41nuzyJfzOL._SS500_.jpg)

Next to the Blueprint, this is his best album.  Fuckin' immense. 

It's ok, but no Reasonable Doubt.
Title: Re: Hip hop fans
Post by: olliemort on Friday 16 November 2007, 10:13:50 PM
This is the album KingDawson should have posted: (http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/41nuzyJfzOL._SS500_.jpg)

Next to the Blueprint, this is his best album.  Fuckin' immense. 
Ya is it good?What do ye make of Kingdom come?Half listened to it,not great so far!
Title: Re: Hip hop fans
Post by: The Bonk on Friday 16 November 2007, 10:53:34 PM
This is the album KingDawson should have posted: (http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/41nuzyJfzOL._SS500_.jpg)

Next to the Blueprint, this is his best album.  Fuckin' immense. 
Ya is it good?What do ye make of Kingdom come?Half listened to it,not great so far!

Well, Kingdom come wasn't his best and was kinda half ass'd.  If you liked the Black Album, you'll like this, Ollie. 

The Lil' Weezy and Nas tracks are superb. 

This is the album KingDawson should have posted: (http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/41nuzyJfzOL._SS500_.jpg)

Next to the Blueprint, this is his best album.  Fuckin' immense. 

It's ok, but no Reasonable Doubt.

Why do I get the feeling if I had of said Reasonable Doubt, you would have said The Blueprint?
Title: Re: Hip hop fans
Post by: Elric on Friday 16 November 2007, 11:00:40 PM
Reasonable Doubt is his best, mind.
Title: Re: Hip hop fans
Post by: olliemort on Friday 16 November 2007, 11:38:53 PM
This is the album KingDawson should have posted: (http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/41nuzyJfzOL._SS500_.jpg)

Next to the Blueprint, this is his best album.  Fuckin' immense. 
Ya is it good?What do ye make of Kingdom come?Half listened to it,not great so far!

Well, Kingdom come wasn't his best and was kinda half ass'd.  If you liked the Black Album, you'll like this, Ollie. 

The Lil' Weezy and Nas tracks are superb. 

This is the album KingDawson should have posted: (http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/41nuzyJfzOL._SS500_.jpg)

Next to the Blueprint, this is his best album.  Fuckin' immense. 

It's ok, but no Reasonable Doubt.

Why do I get the feeling if I had of said Reasonable Doubt, you would have said The Blueprint?
Ya enjoyed the black album,not his best still good
Title: Re: Hip hop fans
Post by: DJ_NUFC on Friday 16 November 2007, 11:41:55 PM
Reasonable Doubt > The Blueprint > Blueprint 2.

All the rest of his stuff is pretty subpar compared to the first two masterpieces mentioned above. In fact, BP2 shouldn't even be included in the same breath as the former two albums. Two of all the greatest rap albums ever made.
Title: Re: Hip hop fans
Post by: Incognito on Saturday 17 November 2007, 12:11:51 AM
You're a bunch of sad mo'fo's!Generally that is,not you lot on here.
Title: Re: Hip hop fans
Post by: kingdawson on Saturday 17 November 2007, 12:29:43 AM
Reasonable Doubt > The Blueprint > Blueprint 2.

All the rest of his stuff is pretty subpar compared to the first two masterpieces mentioned above. In fact, BP2 shouldn't even be included in the same breath as the former two albums. Two of all the greatest rap albums ever made.

Blueprint 2 was a very good album tbh. Like Melanchronic ive never really been a fan of jay.

My Top 3 emcees dead or alive

1) Nas

2) Big Pun

3) Biggie

Title: Re: Hip hop fans
Post by: DJ_NUFC on Saturday 17 November 2007, 12:32:21 AM
Reasonable Doubt > The Blueprint > Blueprint 2.

All the rest of his stuff is pretty subpar compared to the first two masterpieces mentioned above. In fact, BP2 shouldn't even be included in the same breath as the former two albums. Two of all the greatest rap albums ever made.

Blueprint 2 was a very good album tbh. Like Melanchronic ive never really been a fan of jay.

My Top 3 emcees dead or alive

1) Nas

2) Big Pun

3) Biggie



Amen to Nas, ma n*gga. Absolutely sublime in his prime. His 'battle' with Jay Hove was laughable as Jay Z, try as he might, could never, ever match Nas in intellectual rhyming.

My favourite rappers right now?

Mos Def
Talib Kweli
Title: Re: Hip hop fans
Post by: olliemort on Saturday 17 November 2007, 12:41:43 AM
Reasonable Doubt > The Blueprint > Blueprint 2.

All the rest of his stuff is pretty subpar compared to the first two masterpieces mentioned above. In fact, BP2 shouldn't even be included in the same breath as the former two albums. Two of all the greatest rap albums ever made.

Blueprint 2 was a very good album tbh. Like Melanchronic ive never really been a fan of jay.

My Top 3 emcees dead or alive

1) Nas

2) Big Pun

3) Biggie



Amen to Nas, ma n*gga. Absolutely sublime in his prime. His 'battle' with Jay Hove was laughable as Jay Z, try as he might, could never, ever match Nas in intellectual rhyming.

My favourite rappers right now?

Mos Def
Talib Kweli
Ya man Im glad someone mentioned Talib,hes a genius!Common should be giving a mention,hes one of my favourites as well!
Title: Re: Hip hop fans
Post by: NUFCGator on Saturday 17 November 2007, 04:01:55 AM
Go back and listen to the album Blackstar and then pray that they work together again on more than just one track each time one of them releases a new cd. And if you like them go listen to Common's old stuff, Resurrection and Like Water For Chocolate are amazing in every sense of the word. I never get tired of listening to them.
Title: Re: Hip hop fans
Post by: indi on Saturday 17 November 2007, 04:40:58 AM
Reasonable Doubt > The Blueprint > Blueprint 2.

All the rest of his stuff is pretty subpar compared to the first two masterpieces mentioned above. In fact, BP2 shouldn't even be included in the same breath as the former two albums. Two of all the greatest rap albums ever made.

Blueprint 2 was a very good album tbh. Like Melanchronic ive never really been a fan of jay.

My Top 3 emcees dead or alive

1) Nas

2) Big Pun

3) Biggie



Amen to Nas, ma n*gga. Absolutely sublime in his prime. His 'battle' with Jay Hove was laughable as Jay Z, try as he might, could never, ever match Nas in intellectual rhyming.

My favourite rappers right now?

Mos Def
Talib Kweli

Guess who I've just seen? ;)


Ford kicked arse!! :nods:
Title: Re: Hip hop fans
Post by: fuhg on Saturday 17 November 2007, 10:15:08 AM
Why do I get the feeling if I had of said Reasonable Doubt, you would have said The Blueprint?

I wouldn't. Reasonable Doubt is quite clearly hov's strongest release.

As for top 3 emcees alive or dead, it's almost impossible to look past Nas and Rakim in the top two spots, with possibly Biggie coming in at three. I like Mos Def and Talib but would never consider them to be up there.
Title: Re: Hip hop fans
Post by: junkhead on Saturday 17 November 2007, 10:30:05 AM
so what happened to Raekwon's new album.. Cuban Linx 2.. is it out yet?
Title: Re: Hip hop fans
Post by: DJ_NUFC on Saturday 17 November 2007, 12:19:04 PM
I can't believe how little love Pac is getting no here.

Screw you guys, Tupac was f***ing genius. And a kid that died too early at that. Not only did he hold the power to actually make real change in his life if he had stayed alive and gotten past the 'gangsta' bullshit, but his music would've actually become better and better. Dying at 25 ain't exactly peaking in any shape or form.
Title: Re: Hip hop fans
Post by: Tooj on Saturday 17 November 2007, 12:29:23 PM
I can't believe how little love Pac is getting no here.

Screw you guys, Tupac was f***ing genius. And a kid that died too early at that. Not only did he hold the power to actually make real change in his life if he had stayed alive and gotten past the 'gangsta' bullshit, but his music would've actually become better and better. Dying at 25 ain't exactly peaking in any shape or form.

Shame his mother is doing her best to ruin his legacy.

Btw I think about all the gangsta bullshit he got involved in, was more down to Suge than anybody else, as it appeared to me he was often trying to appease Suge, especially in those final few months.

I mean look at the incident itself when he stole that change off Orlando Anderson on the night of his death, why didn't any of the other lackies there that night do it instead of Pac?
Title: Re: Hip hop fans
Post by: olliemort on Saturday 17 November 2007, 12:32:36 PM
Go back and listen to the album Blackstar and then pray that they work together again on more than just one track each time one of them releases a new cd. And if you like them go listen to Common's old stuff, Resurrection and Like Water For Chocolate are amazing in every sense of the word. I never get tired of listening to them.
Agree with ya there one hundred percent!Ya Im going to go back and listen ta Blacksta,such a quality album!Ya have all Commons albums,quality!
Title: Re: Hip hop fans
Post by: kingdawson on Saturday 17 November 2007, 05:26:58 PM
I can't believe how little love Pac is getting no here.

Screw you guys, Tupac was f****** genius. And a kid that died too early at that. Not only did he hold the power to actually make real change in his life if he had stayed alive and gotten past the 'gangsta' bullshit, but his music would've actually become better and better. Dying at 25 ain't exactly peaking in any shape or form.

Oh you mean Mr contradictions. Pac was ok i suppose but the guy is so over-rated its not even funny.
Title: Re: Hip hop fans
Post by: The College Dropout on Saturday 17 November 2007, 09:18:22 PM
Go back and listen to the album Blackstar and then pray that they work together again on more than just one track each time one of them releases a new cd. And if you like them go listen to Common's old stuff, Resurrection and Like Water For Chocolate are amazing in every sense of the word. I never get tired of listening to them.

One of my top 5 Hip-Hop albums. However I've found that I listen to Like Water For Chocolate more as I've gotten older and had a child. I haven't listened to any of Mos Def last couple of albums.. terrible reviews, more singing & singles I don't enjoy. Makes me believe he's totally unfocused.

Why do I get the feeling if I had of said Reasonable Doubt, you would have said The Blueprint?

I wouldn't. Reasonable Doubt is quite clearly hov's strongest release.

I believe Jay-Z has the strongest discography in Hip-Hop.

I'd say The Blueprint is slightly better than Reasonable Doubt, then again I think The Black Album is better than Reasonable Doubt. I remember not really caring much for Jay-Z in 1996 and was surprised by how good the album was, infact he only got my attention when I saw Biggie in the Dead Presidents video. Whilst in 2001 I couldn't wait for the Blueprint. I remember listening to it for the first time on 9/11.

American Gangster is another strong release from Jay-Z. Who would've thought Puff Daddy would help make a better jay-Z album than Dr. Dre???

so what happened to Raekwon's new album.. Cuban Linx 2.. is it out yet?

Put on the back burner. He has some real issues with RZA financially and musically.

the Wu were really a great group and RZA helmed many great albums back-to-back. The only person seemingly able to sustain a career without RZA is Ghostface. Method Man must be the most disappointing rapper of all time, when I was young I swore he would have a bunch of great albums and would out-sell Snoop. Method doesn't even have a top 5 Wu-Tang related album.

There seems to be a distinct lack of fresh blood in Hip-Hop or maybe I'm just getting old. Where's the next Jay-Z? The next Nas? The next OutKast?

Speaking of which do we have any OutKast fans here?
Title: Re: Hip hop fans
Post by: The College Dropout on Saturday 17 November 2007, 09:22:31 PM
I can't believe how little love Pac is getting no here.

Screw you guys, Tupac was f****** genius. And a kid that died too early at that. Not only did he hold the power to actually make real change in his life if he had stayed alive and gotten past the 'gangsta' bullshit, but his music would've actually become better and better. Dying at 25 ain't exactly peaking in any shape or form.

Oh you mean Mr contradictions. Pac was ok i suppose but the guy is so over-rated its not even funny.

Didn't you say you were a Nas fan? Nas & Ice Cube have to be 2 of the most contradictory artists of all-time. Can't really use that against 2Pac.

I think it was only a matter of time before 2pac died by the way he was behaving.
Title: Re: Hip hop fans
Post by: ewerk on Saturday 17 November 2007, 09:38:30 PM

There seems to be a distinct lack of fresh blood in Hip-Hop or maybe I'm just getting old. Where's the next Jay-Z? The next Nas? The next OutKast?

(http://www.edakrong.com/images/lupe070830.jpg)
Title: Re: Hip hop fans
Post by: kingdawson on Saturday 17 November 2007, 10:02:23 PM

There seems to be a distinct lack of fresh blood in Hip-Hop or maybe I'm just getting old. Where's the next Jay-Z? The next Nas? The next OutKast?

(http://www.edakrong.com/images/lupe070830.jpg)


hmmmmmmmmmmmmm no. Lupe fiasco?? he's ok i sppose but you can only rap about skateboards so many times.

Saigon is a talented emcee though.
Title: Re: Hip hop fans
Post by: Fugazi on Saturday 17 November 2007, 10:04:06 PM

There seems to be a distinct lack of fresh blood in Hip-Hop or maybe I'm just getting old. Where's the next Jay-Z? The next Nas? The next OutKast?

(http://www.edakrong.com/images/lupe070830.jpg)


hmmmmmmmmmmmmm no. Lupe fiasco?? he's ok i sppose but you can only rap about skateboards so many times.

Saigon is a talented emcee though.

Yet you think Cassidy is amazing?
Title: Re: Hip hop fans
Post by: kingdawson on Saturday 17 November 2007, 10:05:51 PM
He's better than lupe fiasco thats for Damn sure.
Title: Re: Hip hop fans
Post by: Syrette on Saturday 17 November 2007, 10:09:02 PM
(http://b9.ac-images.myspacecdn.com/00325/97/71/325311779_l.jpg)

for the win
Title: Re: Hip hop fans
Post by: The Bonk on Saturday 17 November 2007, 10:41:59 PM

There seems to be a distinct lack of fresh blood in Hip-Hop or maybe I'm just getting old. Where's the next Jay-Z? The next Nas? The next OutKast?

(http://www.edakrong.com/images/lupe070830.jpg)


hmmmmmmmmmmmmm no. Lupe fiasco?? he's ok i sppose but you can only rap about skateboards so many times.

Saigon is a talented emcee though.

The Neptunes seem to have done alright. 
Title: Re: Hip hop fans
Post by: kingdawson on Sunday 18 November 2007, 12:49:21 AM

There seems to be a distinct lack of fresh blood in Hip-Hop or maybe I'm just getting old. Where's the next Jay-Z? The next Nas? The next OutKast?

(http://www.edakrong.com/images/lupe070830.jpg)


hmmmmmmmmmmmmm no. Lupe fiasco?? he's ok i sppose but you can only rap about skateboards so many times.

Saigon is a talented emcee though.

The Neptunes seem to have done alright. 

Which is down to their production work. Nothing to do with them being good emcees.
Title: Re: Hip hop fans
Post by: The College Dropout on Sunday 18 November 2007, 02:26:36 AM
Aye Lupe Fiasco is a fabulous MC. He's rapped about skateboarding. How many times can you relate to songs about skateboarding.... errr he's only made 2 (Kick Push 1&2). Cassidy has never made a song as inventive as "The Cool" nor told such a good story. None of this baller s*** (Cassidy is not rich) Lupe raps about the ghetto and issues within it, absent fathers, death, drug dealing.

Cassidy revels in his new found "gangster" and boasts about that murder case he was involved in. I'm 90% sure Lupe's FnF Label was set-up with heroin money yet Lupe doesn't glorify that lifestyle.

I'm a huge Jay-Z fan and Lupe's style is very similar and whilst Jay-Z is good with metaphors Lupe takes double-entradres to a whole other level. The first song of his I heard "Failure" was filled with lyrical gems. Probably the best MC under 30.

Unfortunately he'll never be at the forefront of Hip-Hop like a Jay-Z or Nas. For the good of the genre, it needs young and talented artist getting some kind of mainstream recognition. It's not like Lupe Fiasco can't write an impressive hook/chorus when needed.


I thought Saigon was the future sometime in 2003. 4 years later i'm still waiting for the album. He was on that Mark Ronson song around 2003 and he and hasn't really done anything of note since then apart from clothesline Prodigy from Mobb Deep. His "my album is better than Illmatic" talk is annoying. Him/Just Blaze/ Atlantic records have really messed about here. If he had the work ethic of a Lil Wayne maybe he would've had an album out in all these years.
Title: Re: Hip hop fans
Post by: DJ_NUFC on Sunday 18 November 2007, 01:23:57 PM
It's funny how anyone with an ounce of 'consciousness' in his rap is now considered incredible to the kids of today, when all hip hop used to be 'conscious' at one point.

*Sigh*... I'm just getting old.
Title: Re: Hip hop fans
Post by: olliemort on Sunday 18 November 2007, 01:34:28 PM
Go back and listen to the album Blackstar and then pray that they work together again on more than just one track each time one of them releases a new cd. And if you like them go listen to Common's old stuff, Resurrection and Like Water For Chocolate are amazing in every sense of the word. I never get tired of listening to them.

One of my top 5 Hip-Hop albums. However I've found that I listen to Like Water For Chocolate more as I've gotten older and had a child. I haven't listened to any of Mos Def last couple of albums.. terrible reviews, more singing & singles I don't enjoy. Makes me believe he's totally unfocused.

Why do I get the feeling if I had of said Reasonable Doubt, you would have said The Blueprint?

I wouldn't. Reasonable Doubt is quite clearly hov's strongest release.

I believe Jay-Z has the strongest discography in Hip-Hop.

I'd say The Blueprint is slightly better than Reasonable Doubt, then again I think The Black Album is better than Reasonable Doubt. I remember not really caring much for Jay-Z in 1996 and was surprised by how good the album was, infact he only got my attention when I saw Biggie in the Dead Presidents video. Whilst in 2001 I couldn't wait for the Blueprint. I remember listening to it for the first time on 9/11.

American Gangster is another strong release from Jay-Z. Who would've thought Puff Daddy would help make a better jay-Z album than Dr. Dre???

so what happened to Raekwon's new album.. Cuban Linx 2.. is it out yet?

Put on the back burner. He has some real issues with RZA financially and musically.

the Wu were really a great group and RZA helmed many great albums back-to-back. The only person seemingly able to sustain a career without RZA is Ghostface. Method Man must be the most disappointing rapper of all time, when I was young I swore he would have a bunch of great albums and would out-sell Snoop. Method doesn't even have a top 5 Wu-Tang related album.

There seems to be a distinct lack of fresh blood in Hip-Hop or maybe I'm just getting old. Where's the next Jay-Z? The next Nas? The next OutKast?

Speaking of which do we have any OutKast fans here?

Outkast are defo one of my favourites,top class!Loved nearly every album except for the love below,that was awful although speakerbox made up for it
Title: Re: Hip hop fans
Post by: DJ_NUFC on Sunday 18 November 2007, 01:37:38 PM
Go back and listen to the album Blackstar and then pray that they work together again on more than just one track each time one of them releases a new cd. And if you like them go listen to Common's old stuff, Resurrection and Like Water For Chocolate are amazing in every sense of the word. I never get tired of listening to them.

One of my top 5 Hip-Hop albums. However I've found that I listen to Like Water For Chocolate more as I've gotten older and had a child. I haven't listened to any of Mos Def last couple of albums.. terrible reviews, more singing & singles I don't enjoy. Makes me believe he's totally unfocused.

Why do I get the feeling if I had of said Reasonable Doubt, you would have said The Blueprint?

I wouldn't. Reasonable Doubt is quite clearly hov's strongest release.

I believe Jay-Z has the strongest discography in Hip-Hop.

I'd say The Blueprint is slightly better than Reasonable Doubt, then again I think The Black Album is better than Reasonable Doubt. I remember not really caring much for Jay-Z in 1996 and was surprised by how good the album was, infact he only got my attention when I saw Biggie in the Dead Presidents video. Whilst in 2001 I couldn't wait for the Blueprint. I remember listening to it for the first time on 9/11.

American Gangster is another strong release from Jay-Z. Who would've thought Puff Daddy would help make a better jay-Z album than Dr. Dre???

so what happened to Raekwon's new album.. Cuban Linx 2.. is it out yet?

Put on the back burner. He has some real issues with RZA financially and musically.

the Wu were really a great group and RZA helmed many great albums back-to-back. The only person seemingly able to sustain a career without RZA is Ghostface. Method Man must be the most disappointing rapper of all time, when I was young I swore he would have a bunch of great albums and would out-sell Snoop. Method doesn't even have a top 5 Wu-Tang related album.

There seems to be a distinct lack of fresh blood in Hip-Hop or maybe I'm just getting old. Where's the next Jay-Z? The next Nas? The next OutKast?

Speaking of which do we have any OutKast fans here?

Outkast are defo one of my favourites,top class!Loved nearly every album except for the love below,that was awful although speakerbox made up for it

Mos Def actually is NOT a 'rapper' or an 'emcee' in its purest sense, but a singer and a social commentator who tries to reenact eras gone by, where music made in bars over a guitar and a few synths could make the night go by that much better.

Love the dude.

Strongly suggest you give Black on Both Sides and -- especially -- The New Danger a listen. It takes time to appreciate his stuff, but when it grows on you and you see what he's trying to do, you can't stop playing it as there's quite a bit of depth there.
Title: Re: Hip hop fans
Post by: The College Dropout on Sunday 18 November 2007, 02:25:08 PM
Go back and listen to the album Blackstar and then pray that they work together again on more than just one track each time one of them releases a new cd. And if you like them go listen to Common's old stuff, Resurrection and Like Water For Chocolate are amazing in every sense of the word. I never get tired of listening to them.

One of my top 5 Hip-Hop albums. However I've found that I listen to Like Water For Chocolate more as I've gotten older and had a child. I haven't listened to any of Mos Def last couple of albums.. terrible reviews, more singing & singles I don't enjoy. Makes me believe he's totally unfocused.

Why do I get the feeling if I had of said Reasonable Doubt, you would have said The Blueprint?

I wouldn't. Reasonable Doubt is quite clearly hov's strongest release.

I believe Jay-Z has the strongest discography in Hip-Hop.

I'd say The Blueprint is slightly better than Reasonable Doubt, then again I think The Black Album is better than Reasonable Doubt. I remember not really caring much for Jay-Z in 1996 and was surprised by how good the album was, infact he only got my attention when I saw Biggie in the Dead Presidents video. Whilst in 2001 I couldn't wait for the Blueprint. I remember listening to it for the first time on 9/11.

American Gangster is another strong release from Jay-Z. Who would've thought Puff Daddy would help make a better jay-Z album than Dr. Dre???

so what happened to Raekwon's new album.. Cuban Linx 2.. is it out yet?

Put on the back burner. He has some real issues with RZA financially and musically.

the Wu were really a great group and RZA helmed many great albums back-to-back. The only person seemingly able to sustain a career without RZA is Ghostface. Method Man must be the most disappointing rapper of all time, when I was young I swore he would have a bunch of great albums and would out-sell Snoop. Method doesn't even have a top 5 Wu-Tang related album.

There seems to be a distinct lack of fresh blood in Hip-Hop or maybe I'm just getting old. Where's the next Jay-Z? The next Nas? The next OutKast?

Speaking of which do we have any OutKast fans here?

Outkast are defo one of my favourites,top class!Loved nearly every album except for the love below,that was awful although speakerbox made up for it

Mos Def actually is NOT a 'rapper' or an 'emcee' in its purest sense, but a singer and a social commentator who tries to reenact eras gone by, where music made in bars over a guitar and a few synths could make the night go by that much better.

Love the dude.

Strongly suggest you give Black on Both Sides and -- especially -- The New Danger a listen. It takes time to appreciate his stuff, but when it grows on you and you see what he's trying to do, you can't stop playing it as there's quite a bit of depth there.

Oh no, I think Black On Both Sides is a very good album. Then he goes off and does a lot more acting, comes back 5 or so years later. Although I didn't give it much of a chance, I thought the New Danger was decent. I haven't even bothered to listen to the last album he had out.

I still don't think he's made a better song than "Thieves In The Night".
Title: Re: Hip hop fans
Post by: jwillie on Sunday 18 November 2007, 03:42:09 PM
Going back to Resonable Doubt. It is a classic. Albums like that make me for sad for the yanks though. There hardly anything relevant coming from over there now. Can't beleve people are looking past the UK so much

Check:
Ghetto
Scorcher
Wretch 32
Klashnekoff
Skepta
Kano
JME
Wiley
Wordsmith
Genesis Elijah
Luc Skyz
Rising Son
Lowkey
Skinnyman
Dubbledge

In no particular order. There so much talent here other than just the cheap videos you see on Channel U.

Wretch 32's new video is out. Good song called punctuation, check it out (Its not the best Uk song ever but give it a listen)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_shm7bKtKUw
Title: Re: Hip hop fans
Post by: Syrette on Sunday 18 November 2007, 04:31:46 PM
Skinnyman is a bit of a t***, agree with most of your other suggestions though. There is some decent UK rap out there (certainly more than there used to be).
Title: Re: Hip hop fans
Post by: kingdawson on Sunday 18 November 2007, 04:33:53 PM
Going back to Resonable Doubt. It is a classic. Albums like that make me for sad for the yanks though. There hardly anything relevant coming from over there now. Can't beleve people are looking past the UK so much

Check:
Ghetto
Scorcher
Wretch 32
Klashnekoff
Skepta
Kano
JME
Wiley
Wordsmith
Genesis Elijah
Luc Skyz
Rising Son
Lowkey
Skinnyman
Dubbledge

In no particular order. There so much talent here other than just the cheap videos you see on Channel U.

Wretch 32's new video is out. Good song called punctuation, check it out (Its not the best Uk song ever but give it a listen)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_shm7bKtKUw

Hahahaha i actually know this guy. Friend of a friend, really cool guy and a talented emcee.

As for the first three youve listed, there all good but i cant believe you didnt mention Devlin who is also in the same camp and is ridiculously talented.
Title: Re: Hip hop fans
Post by: The College Dropout on Sunday 18 November 2007, 05:03:33 PM
No grown man over the age of 25 should watch Channel U. Too much rapid claps that sound like gun fire. I must be 10 years older than a lot of the folks that are on it.

But yeah the UK has a lot of talent.

I must be the only person on earth who likes Akala. I saw him perform some time ago as an opening act for Common. Nobody was interested, shame, his 2 albums are really good.
Title: Re: Hip hop fans
Post by: kingdawson on Sunday 18 November 2007, 05:36:21 PM
No grown man over the age of 25 should watch Channel U. Too much rapid claps that sound like gun fire. I must be 10 years older than a lot of the folks that are on it.

But yeah the UK has a lot of talent.

I must be the only person on earth who likes Akala. I saw him perform some time ago as an opening act for Common. Nobody was interested, shame, his 2 albums are really good.

Akala is good lyrically but the guy is just so boring and dull its unreal.
Title: Re: Hip hop fans
Post by: jwillie on Sunday 18 November 2007, 08:26:36 PM
No grown man over the age of 25 should watch Channel U. Too much rapid claps that sound like gun fire. I must be 10 years older than a lot of the folks that are on it.

But yeah the UK has a lot of talent.

I must be the only person on earth who likes Akala. I saw him perform some time ago as an opening act for Common. Nobody was interested, shame, his 2 albums are really good.

Ive actually got both his albums, dunno how I forgot him. He is a smart guy aswell. Unlike some grime artists who just talk s***. He has got a lot to say. Love the song Why Do with his sister Ms Dynamyte.

And as for Devlin. Haven't seen a mixtape from him. Got the rest of the M.O.V.E.M.E.N.T.S though. Thats only where I've heard him.

Another one aswell. Blemish Blackstorm. His verse on This Road Life with Wretch is BIG. And Westwood is a c***.
Title: Re: Hip hop fans
Post by: kingdawson on Sunday 18 November 2007, 10:47:36 PM
Any one heard of a fremal British emcee called Nolay?? this girl should be mainstream already.
Title: Re: Hip hop fans
Post by: indi on Sunday 18 November 2007, 11:22:24 PM
Since when have they been "emcees"!?!

It's MC, that's an M and a C, M&C, MfuckingC, MC!!

If you're going to call them emcees you may as well go the whole hog and use "Master of Ceremonies"!!
Title: Re: Hip hop fans
Post by: James on Sunday 18 November 2007, 11:27:21 PM
Here is an MC:

(http://www.nuestrasseries.com/images/lost/300px-Lost-mr_friendly.jpg)
Title: Re: Hip hop fans
Post by: indi on Sunday 18 November 2007, 11:29:05 PM
What!?!
Title: Re: Hip hop fans
Post by: James on Sunday 18 November 2007, 11:31:09 PM
M.C. Gainey
Title: Re: Hip hop fans
Post by: Jimburst on Sunday 18 November 2007, 11:59:15 PM
M.C. Gainey

:lol: you've gone full circle.
Title: Re: Hip hop fans
Post by: kingdawson on Monday 19 November 2007, 12:06:02 AM
Since when have they been "emcees"!?!

It's MC, that's an M and a C, M&C, MfuckingC, MC!!

If you're going to call them emcees you may as well go the whole hog and use "Master of Ceremonies"!!

ummmm it emcee actually.
Title: Re: Hip hop fans
Post by: Keefaz on Monday 19 November 2007, 12:16:28 AM
MC Hammer didn't think so.
Title: Re: Hip hop fans
Post by: Jimburst on Monday 19 November 2007, 12:17:20 AM
Since when have they been "emcees"!?!

It's MC, that's an M and a C, M&C, MfuckingC, MC!!

If you're going to call them emcees you may as well go the whole hog and use "Master of Ceremonies"!!

ummmm it emcee actually.

Nah mate, you're actually wrong. Its Master of Ceremonies > M.C. > Emceeeee. Its just a phonetic spelling for retards ;)
Title: Re: Hip hop fans
Post by: JamesD on Monday 19 November 2007, 12:23:24 AM
just curious, are any of you brits into Roots Manuva? One of my favorite artists in any genre, such a nice style.
Title: Re: Hip hop fans
Post by: Jimburst on Monday 19 November 2007, 12:26:36 AM
just curious, are any of you brits into Roots Manuva? One of my favorite artists in any genre, such a nice style.

:thup: need to get a discography of theirs going, actually. On the forgotten "to do" list. Thanks!
Title: Re: Hip hop fans
Post by: Jimburst on Monday 19 November 2007, 12:27:54 AM
His* :lol:
Title: Re: Hip hop fans
Post by: indi on Monday 19 November 2007, 07:27:26 AM
just curious, are any of you brits into Roots Manuva? One of my favorite artists in any genre, such a nice style.

Yeah, it's a proper shame he went mad, got sectioned the last I heard. :(
Title: Re: Hip hop fans
Post by: indi on Monday 19 November 2007, 07:27:57 AM
Since when have they been "emcees"!?!

It's MC, that's an M and a C, M&C, MfuckingC, MC!!

If you're going to call them emcees you may as well go the whole hog and use "Master of Ceremonies"!!

ummmm it emcee actually.

Nah it not.
Title: Re: Hip hop fans
Post by: Keefaz on Monday 19 November 2007, 10:05:01 AM
just curious, are any of you brits into Roots Manuva? One of my favorite artists in any genre, such a nice style.

Yeah, it's a proper shame he went mad, got sectioned the last I heard. :(

He went mad? Didn't know that. Thought his last album was rate good.
Title: Re: Hip hop fans
Post by: jwillie on Monday 19 November 2007, 06:26:44 PM
Dreamy days lalalala
Title: Re: Hip hop fans
Post by: indi on Monday 19 November 2007, 06:28:10 PM
just curious, are any of you brits into Roots Manuva? One of my favorite artists in any genre, such a nice style.

Yeah, it's a proper shame he went mad, got sectioned the last I heard. :(

He went mad? Didn't know that. Thought his last album was rate good.

This was a while ago like, he might be all better by now. :dontknow:
Title: Re: Hip hop fans
Post by: kingdawson on Monday 19 November 2007, 06:40:27 PM
what do people think about the following:

Jadakiss-

Styles p -

Beanie Sigel -

Title: Re: Hip hop fans
Post by: JamesD on Monday 19 November 2007, 06:42:52 PM
just curious, are any of you brits into Roots Manuva? One of my favorite artists in any genre, such a nice style.

Yeah, it's a proper shame he went mad, got sectioned the last I heard. :(

He went mad? Didn't know that. Thought his last album was rate good.

This was a while ago like, he might be all better by now. :dontknow:
i thoughts thats what "awfully deep" was about..?
Title: Re: Hip hop fans
Post by: indi on Monday 19 November 2007, 06:52:37 PM
just curious, are any of you brits into Roots Manuva? One of my favorite artists in any genre, such a nice style.

Yeah, it's a proper shame he went mad, got sectioned the last I heard. :(

He went mad? Didn't know that. Thought his last album was rate good.

This was a while ago like, he might be all better by now. :dontknow:

Seems like he's "alright" now:

http://arts.guardian.co.uk/fridayreview/story/0,,1394546,00.html
Title: Re: Hip hop fans
Post by: indi on Monday 19 November 2007, 06:53:12 PM
just curious, are any of you brits into Roots Manuva? One of my favorite artists in any genre, such a nice style.

Yeah, it's a proper shame he went mad, got sectioned the last I heard. :(

He went mad? Didn't know that. Thought his last album was rate good.

This was a while ago like, he might be all better by now. :dontknow:
i thoughts thats what "awfully deep" was about..?

It is. :nods:
Title: Re: Hip hop fans
Post by: jwillie on Monday 19 November 2007, 06:58:17 PM
Like Jada and Styles. Beans makes some good songs ie. Remember Them Days
Title: Re: Hip hop fans
Post by: ewerk on Monday 19 November 2007, 08:41:30 PM
This is the album KingDawson should have posted: (http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/41nuzyJfzOL._SS500_.jpg)

Next to the Blueprint, this is his best album.  Fuckin' immense. 

Listened to it today, distinctly average, uninspiring beats combined with bland lyrics. Another poor effort from Jay following on from Kingdom Come though of course it'll still go multi-platinum.
Title: Re: Hip hop fans
Post by: Keefaz on Monday 19 November 2007, 10:37:14 PM
just curious, are any of you brits into Roots Manuva? One of my favorite artists in any genre, such a nice style.

Yeah, it's a proper shame he went mad, got sectioned the last I heard. :(

He went mad? Didn't know that. Thought his last album was rate good.

This was a while ago like, he might be all better by now. :dontknow:
i thoughts thats what "awfully deep" was about..?

Thought it was some kind of metaphor or something. :lol:
Title: Re: Hip hop fans
Post by: Happy Face on Monday 19 November 2007, 11:13:29 PM
Roots mahooda kickin n' cak.

Saw him in toon a couple of years back.  Quality.

I listened to that Jay Z album today.  And I saw the film tonight.  I wonder has Jay Z though.  It's all about keeping a low profile and running your bidness professional like, in order to avoid attention.  Mr Z seems not to have realised this and written another album of faux gangsta schtick that Frank Lucas would have pistol whipped him for.
Title: Re: Hip hop fans
Post by: The College Dropout on Monday 19 November 2007, 11:31:15 PM
Doesn't he address all the high-profile stuff on "Falling".

Said where i would stop before i even started
When i get to one brick, then The Game i will depart with
Got to one brick then i looked to the sky, said
Sorry God, i lied, but give me one more try
Got to two bricks, new cars, new whips
But people never learn til' they end up in the newsclip
The irony of selling drugs is sort of like i'm using it
Guess its two sides to what 'substance abuse' is
Can't stop, won't stop, since new s***
Brand new convertibles, i'm so ruthless
Front row, fight night-see how big my tube is?
f*** HD, see how clear my view is?
(FALLING)
But there's a price for overdoing it
Doin' it this big'll put you on the map
Stick-up kids is out some tax
Plus the FBI Boys with the cameras in the back, DAMN!

Like I said. I'm a huge Jay-Z fan.. easily pleased.

what do people think about the following:

Jadakiss-

Styles p -

Beanie Sigel -

All good MC's but poor artists. All lack song-writing skills.

Has anyone heard the Statik Selektah (a dj) album?
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Spell_My_Name_Right:_The_Album
Title: Re: Hip hop fans
Post by: kingdawson on Monday 19 November 2007, 11:58:30 PM
Like Jada and Styles. Beans makes some good songs ie. Remember Them Days

Yeah nice tune but i think "the truth" is better. Styles new song "Holiday" is Brilliant.
Title: Re: Hip hop fans
Post by: Dave on Tuesday 20 November 2007, 12:18:06 AM
Since when have they been "emcees"!?!

It's MC, that's an M and a C, M&C, MfuckingC, MC!!

If you're going to call them emcees you may as well go the whole hog and use "Master of Ceremonies"!!

Thank god. I don't even like most of this stuff but I thought I was going insane.
Title: Re: Hip hop fans
Post by: The College Dropout on Sunday 25 November 2007, 01:51:34 PM
The new Wu album some of us were checking for has just leaked. As has the new Beanie Sigel album.
Title: Re: Hip hop fans
Post by: kingdawson on Monday 26 November 2007, 03:32:05 AM
The new Wu album some of us were checking for has just leaked. As has the new Beanie Sigel album.

Got it and its good. The track with Jay is :yikes:
Title: Re: Hip hop fans
Post by: olliemort on Monday 26 November 2007, 10:18:29 PM
The new Wu album some of us were checking for has just leaked. As has the new Beanie Sigel album.

Got it and its good. The track with Jay is :yikes:
How goods the Beanie Sigel?Better than the B.Coming?
Looking forward to listening to Wus new album
Title: Re: Hip hop fans
Post by: kingdawson on Monday 26 November 2007, 10:33:42 PM
The new Wu album some of us were checking for has just leaked. As has the new Beanie Sigel album.

Got it and its good. The track with Jay is :yikes:
How goods the Beanie Sigel?Better than the B.Coming?
Looking forward to listening to Wus new album

IMO I think its a better album but most people would probably disagree. Beans' is taking the commercial route with this album but its definatly got some nice tracks (the tracks with jay, styles p and james blunt and scarface to name a few) 'The truth' is definatly a better album though.
Title: Re: Hip hop fans
Post by: The College Dropout on Wednesday 28 November 2007, 07:34:28 PM
I've heard bad things about the new Beanie album so I haven't bothered to acquire it.

Scarface
Ghostface
Styles P

New albums all available.
Title: Re: Hip hop fans
Post by: David Icke - Son of God on Wednesday 28 November 2007, 08:00:27 PM
I haven't read the thread but M.I.A. is by far the best hip hop artist out there at the minute.
Title: Re: Hip hop fans
Post by: Happy Face on Wednesday 28 November 2007, 09:35:12 PM
The new Wu album some of us were checking for has just leaked.

This free mixtape that came out.  Is it the 1 hour 17 minute thing I just downloaded that puports to be 8 Diagrams?
Title: Re: Hip hop fans
Post by: DJ_NUFC on Wednesday 28 November 2007, 09:59:02 PM
I haven't read the thread but M.I.A. is by far the best hip hop artist out there at the minute.

MIA's alright but she needs better production. SERIOUSLY needs to hook up with some good producers. Love her militant ways / lyrics though.

She brought Jimmy Jimmy Jimmy (Aaja Aaja Aaja) back! (The original's a classic in every Indian household)
Title: Re: Hip hop fans
Post by: The College Dropout on Thursday 29 November 2007, 07:24:25 PM
M.I.A.'s albums are very good. I really like her production.

The new Wu album some of us were checking for has just leaked.

This free mixtape that came out.  Is it the 1 hour 17 minute thing I just downloaded that puports to be 8 Diagrams?

Is the first song Campfire and the last an ODB tribute?
Title: Re: Hip hop fans
Post by: The Bonk on Thursday 29 November 2007, 07:25:38 PM
I haven't read the thread but M.I.A. is by far the best hip hop artist out there at the minute.

MIA's alright but she needs better production. SERIOUSLY needs to hook up with some good producers. Love her militant ways / lyrics though.

She brought Jimmy Jimmy Jimmy (Aaja Aaja Aaja) back! (The original's a classic in every Indian household)

HUH? Who do you think blew her up?  DIPLOOOOOOOOOOOOOO.... baby!
Title: Re: Hip hop fans
Post by: kingdawson on Thursday 29 November 2007, 07:27:30 PM
I've heard bad things bout the new Beanie album so I haven't bothered to acquire it.

Scarface
Ghostface
Styles P

New albums all available.

You sure about that?? Any chance you can pm me a reminder of the forum rules about asking for illegal copies of stuff? :thup: :thup: :thup:
Title: Re: Hip hop fans
Post by: The College Dropout on Thursday 29 November 2007, 08:34:46 PM
I've heard bad things bout the new Beanie album so I haven't bothered to acquire it.

Scarface
Ghostface
Styles P

New albums all available.

You sure about that?? Any chance you can pm me a reminder of the forum rules about asking for illegal copies of stuff? :thup: :thup: :thup:

The College Dropout & Newcastle-online.com do not condone theft.



You're Welcome
Title: Re: Hip hop fans
Post by: Happy Face on Thursday 29 November 2007, 08:39:42 PM
M.I.A.'s albums are very good. I really like her production.

The new Wu album some of us were checking for has just leaked.

This free mixtape that came out.  Is it the 1 hour 17 minute thing I just downloaded that puports to be 8 Diagrams?

Is the first song Campfire and the last an ODB tribute?


It's all one long track mate.

The last track is the s**** While My Guitar Gently Weeps sampler.
Title: Re: Hip hop fans
Post by: Tooj on Monday 20 February 2012, 12:37:22 PM
Been listening to a bit of Operation Stackola this morning, probably for about the first time in 5 years.

f*** you and your east coast s*** Mike. Can't beat a bit of mid 90s Bay Area.

Luniz - "Put the Lead on Ya" (featuring Dru Down) (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hdAE1KCPD7w#)

 :azn:
Title: Re: Hip hop fans
Post by: MW on Monday 20 February 2012, 12:41:16 PM
Big Krit
Blame One
Title: Re: Hip hop fans
Post by: Tooj on Monday 20 February 2012, 12:43:43 PM
Tha Dogg Pound - New York New York (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9X_JJeVJLFc#)
Title: Re: Hip hop fans
Post by: Tooj on Monday 20 February 2012, 12:47:15 PM
Snoop Dogg Serial Killer (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BJaVoKpHwd0#)

Back when Snoop wasn't out of breath after every f***ing verse. That and he had the DOC mentoring him. Been s**** ever since Tha Doggfather.
Title: Re: Hip hop fans
Post by: Lush Vlad on Monday 20 February 2012, 12:49:58 PM
I'm a bit commercial, but Dre - 2001 is the best hip hop album I own.  Used to love DMX when I was younger as well.  Bit too angry about everything for my liking these days though. 

Stop barking you mad b******.
Title: Re: Hip hop fans
Post by: je85 on Monday 20 February 2012, 01:51:22 PM
I'm not massively into my hip-hop but A Tribe Called Quest's Midnight Marauders and Low End Theory are two of my favourite albums ever.

Bringing it up to date a little more I  don't really get the A$AP Rocky hype.
Title: Re: Hip hop fans
Post by: Elliottman on Monday 20 February 2012, 02:06:00 PM
When the funuck is Dre's new album out?
Title: Re: Hip hop fans
Post by: Super Duper Branko Strupar on Monday 20 February 2012, 02:09:32 PM
I'm a bit commercial, but Dre - 2001 is the best hip hop album I own.  Used to love DMX when I was younger as well.  Bit too angry about everything for my liking these days though. 

Stop barking you mad b******.

:lol: He's certainly a fuckin loon, like.
Title: Re: Hip hop fans
Post by: Dr. Nguyen Van Falk on Monday 20 February 2012, 02:11:32 PM
Anyone like Hyro?
Title: Re: Hip hop fans
Post by: je85 on Monday 20 February 2012, 02:12:54 PM
When the funuck is Dre's new album out?

Probably never
Title: Re: Re: Hip hop fans
Post by: Tooj on Monday 20 February 2012, 03:37:27 PM
I'm a bit commercial, but Dre - 2001 is the best hip hop album I own.  Used to love DMX when I was younger as well.  Bit too angry about everything for my liking these days though. 

Stop barking you mad b******.

Just out of curiosity, what other ones do you own?
Title: Re: Hip hop fans
Post by: Ian W on Monday 20 February 2012, 03:42:37 PM
Dre 2001 is an incredible album mind, probably why he'll never bother making another one.
Title: Re: Hip hop fans
Post by: Tooj on Monday 20 February 2012, 03:47:44 PM
Dre 2001 is an incredible album mind, probably why he'll never bother making another one.

Incredible's a bit far like.
Title: Re: Hip hop fans
Post by: Tooj on Monday 20 February 2012, 03:48:57 PM
Plus the album should be called 2001: A production by Scott Storch and Mel-Man of which Dr. Dre took all the credit for.  :knuppel2:
Title: Re: Hip hop fans
Post by: Segun Oluwaniyi on Monday 20 February 2012, 03:49:46 PM
Never had much time for Dre as a rapper. Incredible producer who is a serviceable mc at best. He has surrounded himself with incredible talent, been responsible for much quality music, and taken massive amounts of steroids though, so credit to him.
Title: Re: Hip hop fans
Post by: Lush Vlad on Monday 20 February 2012, 03:59:39 PM
I'm a bit commercial, but Dre - 2001 is the best hip hop album I own.  Used to love DMX when I was younger as well.  Bit too angry about everything for my liking these days though. 

Stop barking you mad b******.

Just out of curiosity, what other ones do you own?

Will have no doubt missed a few but off the top of my head:

Drake's last two - not really hip hop, but some tracks aren't just gay singing, I like him anyway.
Game - R.E.D.
Common - Universal Mind Control and a few others I didn't like that much
Eminem - The Marshall Mathers LP
Nas - Stillmatic
DMX - Grand Champ, The Great Depression, Flesh of my Flesh, Dark and Hell is Hot
50 Cent - The Massacre  :lol:

Probably missed some, but after that it's down to odd tracks here and there from rappers like Kanye, Jay Z, Rick Ross, Nate Dogg.  TBF I don't really buy that many albums so not that much competition TBF  :lol:  More into dance music anyway.
Title: Re: Hip hop fans
Post by: Bowie on Monday 20 February 2012, 04:50:26 PM
(http://www.albumoftheyear.org/album/covers/madvillainy.jpg)

Best Hip Hop album of all time imo.
Title: Re: Hip hop fans
Post by: Steggy on Monday 20 February 2012, 04:52:05 PM
Not sure if any of you know them but Ground Up Sounds are f***ing quality. My favourite artists atm probs.

Ground Up - "Got Damn" official MUSIC VIDEO (Girls Who Smoke Cigarettes) (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b04fUqMmO6I#ws)

Ground Up "Turn Around" (Higher Ground) (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yB6L2HFsfr4#ws)

Ground Up Sounds - Late Night Special (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mKOiZSP5KPM#)
Title: Re: Hip hop fans
Post by: Steggy on Monday 20 February 2012, 05:05:55 PM
Also i want to tell you guys about 3 young lads from London who are a group called Rhyme Asylum. Some of their lyrics are f***ing insane tbh. Some seriously genius stuff. Give a couple of their songs a listen. If you like UK hip-hop/rap you should be able to recognise their talent.

Rhyme Asylum - Poison Penmanship (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5cvjZEQ2nP4#)

Rhyme Asylum - Iller Instinct (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QBxYn1ighoU#)

Rhyme Asylum - Smoke Screens & Pipe Dreams (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_Q5GvgBRUJg#)
Title: Re: Hip hop fans
Post by: Ian W on Monday 20 February 2012, 05:06:25 PM
(http://www.albumoftheyear.org/album/covers/madvillainy.jpg)

Best Hip Hop album of all time imo.


Would have to be 36 Chambers for me, never get tired of that s***.
Title: Re: Hip hop fans
Post by: TaylorJ_01 on Monday 20 February 2012, 06:30:47 PM
Love the vocals in this, reads like a story.

Dilated peoples are the s***, no doubt about it.

Dilated Peoples - Years in the making (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y8f6ngfP13I#)
Title: Re: Hip hop fans
Post by: Tooj on Monday 20 February 2012, 06:32:59 PM
The Gangsta, The Killa, and The Dope Dealer (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4PM5YWZnhIs#)

 :sweetjesus: :sweetjesus: :sweetjesus:
Title: Re: Hip hop fans
Post by: TaylorJ_01 on Monday 20 February 2012, 06:35:52 PM
Also, f*** the angry stuff

Ugly Duckling - Bang for the Buck (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1S8t2ufrZ1Q#)

dem drums  :drool:
Title: Re: Hip hop fans
Post by: Tooj on Monday 20 February 2012, 06:38:03 PM
Above The Law - 4 The Funk Of It (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2KzYjueWPAk#)

The originators of G-Funk!
Title: Re: Hip hop fans
Post by: je85 on Monday 16 April 2012, 01:42:50 PM
The Snoop Coachella setlist :O

The Next Episode
Kush
Gin N Juice
Deep Cover
Nuthin' But A "G" Thang
Ain't No Fun (If The Homies Can't Have None) (Nate Dogg Tribute)
I Wanna Rock
Jump Around
(House of Pain cover)
Drop It Like It's Hot
In the Air Tonight
(Phil Collins cover)
Young Wild And Free
(with Wiz Khalifa)
The Recipe
(with Kendrick Lamar)
What Up Gangsta
(with 50 Cent)
P.I.M.P
(with 50 Cent)
In The Club
(with 50 Cent)
Xxplosive
(Snippet)
Lady Luck (Kenny Loggins) Intro/California Love
Hail Mary/2 Of Amerikaz Most Wanted
I Need a Doctor
(with Eminem)
Forgot About Dre
(with Eminem)
'Till I Collapse
(with Eminem)
Who Am I? (What's My Name?)
Still D.R.E.

Currently ploughing through youtube videos, the Tupac hologram is incredible and a bit creepy.

Edit: http://www.youtube.com/user/bringthenoisedj (http://www.youtube.com/user/bringthenoisedj) these guys seem to be uploading the lot in decent quality
Title: Re: Hip hop fans
Post by: Tooj on Thursday 20 September 2012, 03:10:00 PM
Eazy-E Tha MuthaPhukkin Real (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mJj6hpetDdk#)

G-Funk Era>All other hip-hop.
Title: Re: Hip hop fans
Post by: Tooj on Thursday 20 September 2012, 03:15:39 PM
M.C. Ren "Final Frontier" (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5A9bMINkU8s#)

Ren's so f***ing underrated.
Title: Re: Hip hop fans
Post by: Tooj on Thursday 20 September 2012, 03:16:38 PM
MC Ren - Keep It Real (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C1VCh6o9bCc#ws)

 :drool: :drool: :drool: :drool:
Title: Re: Hip hop fans
Post by: B-more Mag on Thursday 20 September 2012, 03:18:38 PM
G-Funk Era>All other hip-hop.
:nope:
Title: Re: Hip hop fans
Post by: Tooj on Monday 24 September 2012, 01:53:09 PM
2Pac - Made Niggaz (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yN_4v03XBUY#)

2pac feat. Outlawz - U can be touched (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aj5kN7pgTg0#)

Tupac & Outlawz- Teardrops and Closed Caskets (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=flKNZNlmhS0#)

2pac Ft. The OutLawz -The Good Die Young (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3HRy1i4fgt4#)

 :smitten:
Title: Re: Hip hop fans
Post by: Tooj on Wednesday 10 October 2012, 10:54:07 AM
This, is Nelson Mandela. I represent Johannesburg, South Africa. When I'm in Africa chilling out, I listen to Talib Kweli, and DJ Hi-Tek. Reflection. Eternal.

 :snod:
Title: Re: Hip hop fans
Post by: Tooj on Wednesday 10 October 2012, 11:16:38 AM
South Central Cartel - It dont stop (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=coTZ5NxJjQE#)
Title: Re: Hip hop fans
Post by: Kasper on Wednesday 10 October 2012, 12:14:06 PM
Straight outta Finland. Try it :thup:

Gracias - Night Shift (DJ Kridlokk remix) (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VfT-q3aCgS0#ws)
Title: Re: Hip hop fans
Post by: Elliottman on Wednesday 10 October 2012, 05:48:55 PM
still no news on Detox eh?
Title: Re: Hip hop fans
Post by: Dr. Nguyen Van Falk on Wednesday 10 October 2012, 07:32:06 PM
The Gangsta, The Killa, and The Dope Dealer (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4PM5YWZnhIs#)

 :sweetjesus: :sweetjesus: :sweetjesus:

Can never, ever go wrong with a bit of Ice-Cube.

Title: Re: Hip hop fans
Post by: Dr. Nguyen Van Falk on Wednesday 10 October 2012, 07:36:40 PM
Main Source - Vamos A Rapiar (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4MUFwwEXTuY#)

Public Enemy - By The Time I Get To Arizona (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zrFOb_f7ubw#)

the roots - Criminal (Feat. Truck North a - Rising Down (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1zLb4s3dsxg#)


 :love:
Title: Re: Hip hop fans
Post by: Dr. Nguyen Van Falk on Sunday 14 October 2012, 10:39:43 PM
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/When_Life_Gives_You_Lemons,_You_Paint_That_Shit_Gold (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/When_Life_Gives_You_Lemons,_You_Paint_That_Shit_Gold)

You heard this Tooj? Been listening to it all day and I gotta say it's one of the best Hip Hop albums I've ever heard.
Title: Re: Hip hop fans
Post by: Tooj on Monday 29 October 2012, 10:31:09 PM
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/When_Life_Gives_You_Lemons,_You_Paint_That_Shit_Gold (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/When_Life_Gives_You_Lemons,_You_Paint_That_Shit_Gold)

You heard this Tooj? Been listening to it all day and I gotta say it's one of the best Hip Hop albums I've ever heard.

No I haven't actually. I'll check it out though.
Title: Re: Hip hop fans
Post by: Tooj on Monday 29 October 2012, 10:38:18 PM
Seeing as Eminem gets far too much love on this forum I'd like to know who people class as their favourite 10 MCs? I don't mean who you think is the greatest of all time but who are your favourite. As I think the list of those that rate Eminem so highly will probably differ from those that don't. Mine is below.

Rakim
Kurupt
The DOC
Ice Cube (anything including and before Bow Down)
Gza
MC Ren
Yukmouth
Canibus
Brotha Lynch Hung
Tech N9ne
Title: Re: Hip hop fans
Post by: B-more Mag on Monday 29 October 2012, 10:53:22 PM
I suck at top 10s, but some of the ones on my list are:

Eazy-E
Kool Keith
Fatlip
Schooly D
Biz Markie
Big Daddy Kane
El-P
Aesop Rock
Chuck D
Nas
Big Boi (and Andre 3000, if I'm honest)

Edit:  Keeping in mind it's favorites, not technical bests.
Title: Re: Hip hop fans
Post by: Kaizero on Monday 29 October 2012, 11:00:52 PM
Off the top of my head:
(favourites, not best of all time)

Method Man
Ol' Dirty b******
RZA (Though GZA is better I just like RZA more, so he puts him out of my list)
Ice Cube
2Pac
Rakim
Mos Def
Eazy-E
Notorius B.I.G
Kurupt
Title: Re: Hip hop fans
Post by: Cockney Geordies! on Tuesday 30 October 2012, 04:01:10 AM
Biggie
Tupac
Eminem
Jay Z
Nas
Jadakiss
50 Cent
Snoop Dogg
Ice Cube
KRS1
Eric B & Rakim

I could go on all day
Title: Re: Hip hop fans
Post by: B-more Mag on Tuesday 30 October 2012, 04:20:09 AM
How could I forget:

Kurtis Blow
Run
D.M.C.
Title: Re: Hip hop fans
Post by: Lush Vlad on Tuesday 30 October 2012, 07:37:07 AM
No love for Vanilla Ice and John Cena?
Title: Re: Hip hop fans
Post by: Segun Oluwaniyi on Tuesday 30 October 2012, 08:06:42 AM
I don't know how to pick ten. It is equivalent to asking me to name the ten females I am most attracted to. Where do you even start?
Title: Re: Hip hop fans
Post by: AfroP on Tuesday 30 October 2012, 06:33:19 PM
in no particular order

Eminem
Cypress Hill
The roots
Dr Dre
RZA/GZA/Method man/ODB - original Wu Tang
Method man and redman
Raekwon
Ghost Face Killa
Pharoahe Monch
Xzibit
Professor Green


Some quality here

The Roots - Rising Down (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GkF31-tCo1w#)

Professor Green - Astronaut (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7NPMs4GTYXk#ws)

Psycho Realm-Drug Addict (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CJF-RL_YNL0#)
Title: Re: Hip hop fans
Post by: Tomato Deuce on Sunday 4 November 2012, 10:49:12 PM
I'm a novice when it comes to hip-hop, but I really enjoy K'naan.

Smile by K'naan (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4dtGQLqkKHM#)

K'NAAN - Somalia (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7lCPXEARpE8#)
Title: Re: Hip hop fans
Post by: Dr. Nguyen Van Falk on Sunday 4 November 2012, 11:59:53 PM
Fatima is a superb song.

Glad someone finally said The Roots :lol:
Title: Re: Hip hop fans
Post by: B-more Mag on Monday 5 November 2012, 12:09:43 AM
Not sure how I managed to leave MF DOOM off my list.
Title: Re: Hip hop fans
Post by: Gallowgate Toon on Monday 5 November 2012, 12:14:24 AM
Fatima is a superb song.

Glad someone finally said The Roots :lol:

The Roots are class, they've made some excellent stuff down the years. ?uestlove is a god.
Title: Re: Hip hop fans
Post by: Wisdom Body on Monday 5 November 2012, 12:28:41 AM
Mine's classic enough:

KRS ONE
Black Thought
Big Daddy Kane
Nas
Pos from De La Soul
Kool Keith
Lord Jamar from Brand Nubian
Common
Guru
Talib Kweli
AZ
Ghostface

Should be ten or thereabouts...
Title: Re: Hip hop fans
Post by: AfroP on Monday 5 November 2012, 12:35:25 AM

Kool Keith


Kool Keith is class, some of the stuff with ultramagnetic MC's is legendary

he hosted one of the lyricists lounge as well - great albums those 
Title: Re: Hip hop fans
Post by: B-more Mag on Saturday 18 October 2014, 01:30:27 AM
Run the Jewels 2 should be pretty fantastic

(http://i.imgur.com/h7igZgH.jpg)
Title: Re: Hip hop fans
Post by: r0cafella on Wednesday 7 January 2015, 06:15:01 PM
Mailbox money is pretty dope and definitely a grower.

It's no crenshaw though
Title: Re: Hip hop fans
Post by: Ian W on Wednesday 7 January 2015, 06:43:33 PM
Listened to the new PRhyme album today, it's a good effort. Royce and DJ Premier.
Title: Re: Hip hop fans
Post by: r0cafella on Wednesday 7 January 2015, 06:50:37 PM
Listened to the new PRhyme album today, it's a good effort. Royce and DJ Premier.
Never knew you were a hip hop head Ian
Title: Re: Hip hop fans
Post by: Ian W on Wednesday 7 January 2015, 06:51:32 PM
Listened to the new PRhyme album today, it's a good effort. Royce and DJ Premier.
Never knew you were a hip hop head Ian

Aye massive, I'm sure this has surprised people on here before :lol:
Title: Re: Hip hop fans
Post by: r0cafella on Wednesday 7 January 2015, 06:52:05 PM
Listened to the new PRhyme album today, it's a good effort. Royce and DJ Premier.
Never knew you were a hip hop head Ian

Aye massive, I'm sure this has surprised people on here before :lol:
You've just gone up in my estimation :thup:

Just kidding, your a good guy
Title: Re: Hip hop fans
Post by: Kanji on Wednesday 7 January 2015, 07:28:06 PM
Few years late on this top 10 thing but here's mine, in no particular order, and included a few duo acts:

- Jay Z
- Nas
- Blackstar
- Outkast
- Nas
- Wu-Tang (Esp. GZA, Ghostface, Masta Killa, RZA, Raekwon)
- Kanye
- Common
- Biggy
- Kendrick Lamar

Tough list, but that is probably who I go-to listen to a ton. I could have easily interchanged some Drake, Clipse (Pusha T), 2Pac, etc.

I've been listening to old Nas and Jay Z albums a ton though.  I have more Hip Hop in my music library than anything else, and I still get pretty pumped when I hear new s*** from time to time.
Title: Re: Hip hop fans
Post by: r0cafella on Wednesday 7 January 2015, 07:29:59 PM
Few years late on this top 10 thing but here's mine, in no particular order, and included a few duo acts:

- Jay Z
- Nas
- Blackstar
- Outkast
- Nas
- Wu-Tang (Esp. GZA, Ghostface, Masta Killa, RZA, Raekwon)
- Kanye
- Common
- Biggy
- Kendrick Lamar

Tough list, but that is probably who I go-to listen to a ton. I could have easily interchanged some Drake, Clipse (Pusha T), 2Pac, etc.

I've been listening to old Nas and Jay Z albums a ton though.  I have more Hip Hop in my music library than anything else, and I still get pretty pumped when I hear new s*** from time to time.

Nas so good you listed him twice.

Liking a few of the names on your list though Kanji
Title: Re: Hip hop fans
Post by: Ian W on Wednesday 7 January 2015, 08:22:13 PM
Pretty tough to pick 10, I might go for:

BIG
Jay Z
Rakim
GZA
Talib Kweli
Pharoahe Monch
Guru
Black Thought
Chali 2na
Wiley

Quite hard to omit the likes of Method Man, Ghostface, Mos Def, Big L, even people like Big Pun and Kool G Rap.

Common nearly made it in because he made a couple of my favourite ever songs, but he's just a bit too erratic to go on the list.

I used to listen to mainly British hip hop so Wiley had to go on. He's genuinely top drawer. People like Rodney P, Blade, Jehst etc would be involved.
Title: Re: Hip hop fans
Post by: r0cafella on Wednesday 7 January 2015, 08:31:39 PM
Pretty tough to pick 10, I might go for:

BIG
Jay Z
Rakim
GZA
Talib Kweli
Pharoahe Monch
Guru
Black Thought
Chali 2na
Wiley

Quite hard to omit the likes of Method Man, Ghostface, Mos Def, Big L, even people like Big Pun and Kool G Rap.

Common nearly made it in because he made a couple of my favourite ever songs, but he's just a bit too erratic to go on the list.

I used to listen to mainly British hip hop so Wiley had to go on. He's genuinely top drawer. People like Rodney P, Blade, Jehst etc would be involved.

British Hip-Hop :anguish:

I can't really do a top 10 personally the gulf between say a Nas and a Common is too great imo.

Some of my favourite rappers though:

Jay
Nas
Cam'ron
Nipsey
Kendrick
Dom Kennedy
Saigon - Greatest story never told & warning shots in particular.
and more I'm too lazy to post.
Title: Re: Hip hop fans
Post by: Ian W on Wednesday 7 January 2015, 08:35:10 PM
There's some quality British hip hop man, although now it's mainly grime.

Used to listen to loads and play it when DJing. Taskforce, Phi Life Cypher, Mud Family, Tommy Evans, Yungun, Doc Brown, Roots Manuva.

I could go on.
Title: Re: Hip hop fans
Post by: r0cafella on Wednesday 7 January 2015, 08:37:36 PM
There's some quality British hip hop man, although now it's mainly grime.

Used to listen to loads and play it when DJing. Taskforce, Phi Life Cypher, Mud Family, Tommy Evans, Yungun, Doc Brown, Roots Manuva.

I could go on.

Please don't  :lol:

Joking aside, I could never get in to it mate always sound like noise to ears.

Still in shock your down with the conscious rap to be honest Ian.

If you haven't already check out Jay Electronica

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-lrVO3pPDP4 (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-lrVO3pPDP4)
Title: Re: Hip hop fans
Post by: Ian W on Wednesday 7 January 2015, 08:40:46 PM
UK hip hop hasn't aged well I admit.

Some people are still going, for example Verb T who I listened to 10 years ago is about to release a new album with his group The Four Owls.

Anyway, sense I'm not going to convert you!

Aye, love it. Seen Blackstar live, Pharoahe twice, Talib Kweli, The Roots at Paris Hip Hop festival. Got a class picture of Chuck D looking right into my camera from back in the day.
Title: Re: Hip hop fans
Post by: Kanji on Wednesday 7 January 2015, 08:41:51 PM

Nas so good you listed him twice.

Liking a few of the names on your list though Kanji

Bahhh, f*** :lol: didn't realize I listed him twice.

Regarding British hip hop, I spent some random 2003-2004 period listening to The Streets :lol: not saying they were my favorite or anywhere near a list, far from it, but it was kind of fun and my buddies and I used to recite s*** in that dude's voice/style.

Big Pun, Camron, etc are good and had some jams, but I couldn't listen to a whole album or a body of work by them as they were meh, peaked, and more meh.

Supreme Clientelle (Ghost), Illmatic (Nas), Blackstar Album, etc. are just classics. Maybe even better to hear people's favorite top 10 hip hop albums. New & Old.
Title: Re: Hip hop fans
Post by: Ian W on Wednesday 7 January 2015, 08:43:23 PM
f***, favourite albums is almost impossible.

For some reason I never became a massive Nas fan except for Illmatic.
Title: Re: Hip hop fans
Post by: Ian W on Wednesday 7 January 2015, 08:43:59 PM
Also didn't mention Q Tip, who I think is excellent.
Title: Re: Hip hop fans
Post by: r0cafella on Wednesday 7 January 2015, 08:44:54 PM

Nas so good you listed him twice.

Liking a few of the names on your list though Kanji

Bahhh, f*** :lol: didn't realize I listed him twice.

Regarding British hip hop, I spent some random 2003-2004 period listening to The Streets :lol: not saying they were my favorite or anywhere near a list, far from it, but it was kind of fun and my buddies and I used to recite s*** in that dude's voice/style.

Big Pun, Camron, etc are good and had some jams, but I couldn't listen to a whole album or a body of work by them as they were meh, peaked, and more meh.

Supreme Clientelle (Ghost), Illmatic (Nas), Blackstar Album, etc. are just classics. Maybe even better to hear people's favorite top 10 hip hop albums. New & Old.

Worth Listing twice IMO.

Some of my favourite albums/Mixtapes

Illmatic
God's Son
Reasonable Doubt
Volume 1 (I think?)
The Dynasty
Blueprint
The Black Album
Pretty much All of Kanyes albums - the last one being the exception
The B coming

Seriously too many to list and I'm bored of typing already  :lol:
Title: Re: Hip hop fans
Post by: r0cafella on Wednesday 7 January 2015, 08:45:51 PM
f***, favourite albums is almost impossible.

For some reason I never became a massive Nas fan except for Illmatic.

His beat selection was off a lot imo.

Ian check this out

http://www.datpiff.com/Nas-Living-Legends-Chapter-1-mixtape.219.html
Title: Re: Hip hop fans
Post by: Ian W on Wednesday 7 January 2015, 08:46:54 PM
:thup:

That looks immense, cheers.
Title: Re: Hip hop fans
Post by: Kanji on Wednesday 7 January 2015, 08:47:40 PM
Dre - Chronic
Wu - Enter the Wu
Nas - Illmatic
Biggy - Ready to Die
Mos Def - Black on Both Sides
Jay Z - Blueprint
Outkast - ATLiens
GZA - Liquid Swords
Kanye - My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy
Kanye - College Dropout
Kendrick - Good Kid Maad City
Pac - All Eyez on Me
Em - Slim Shady LP

List goes on...
Title: Re: Hip hop fans
Post by: Ian W on Wednesday 7 January 2015, 08:49:14 PM
For me 2001 is the Dre album that I fell in love with. I only discovered The Chronic after the event whereas 2001 I was exactly the right age to go mental for it.

Can't see anyone ever making a hip hop album I'll love more than 36 Chambers.
Title: Re: Hip hop fans
Post by: Kanji on Wednesday 7 January 2015, 08:49:26 PM
Every Jay album, every Kanye album, Drake's first label release, Kendrick, Jay + Kanye Watch the Throne, It was Written by Nas, Every Outkast album, Supreme Clientelle etc. God so many to list.
Title: Re: Hip hop fans
Post by: Ian W on Wednesday 7 January 2015, 08:50:43 PM
Would have to put in a mention for Gang Starr. So many superb albums. IMO Guru is definitely one of the best rappers ever and Premier one of the best producers for sure.
Title: Re: Hip hop fans
Post by: Kanji on Wednesday 7 January 2015, 08:50:51 PM
For me 2001 is the Dre album that I fell in love with. I only discovered The Chronic after the event whereas 2001 I was exactly the right age to go mental for it.

Can't see anyone ever making a hip hop album I'll love more than 36 Chambers.

Wu Tang Forever may be one of my favorite albums of All time.  On 2001 - XXplosive has special place for me as my old room mate and I would jam that and rap it in the house over and over - so chill. Kurupt dropping the word bitch like 500x
Title: Re: Hip hop fans
Post by: r0cafella on Wednesday 7 January 2015, 08:51:28 PM
We are reviving this thread gents  :lol:

Don't under estimate 50 cent prior to the massacre either.

You guys NEED to check out Dj Whoo Kids - G Classics
Title: Re: Hip hop fans
Post by: Kanji on Wednesday 7 January 2015, 08:52:11 PM
I got so much time for Kanye's hip hop work as producer and rapper, and hell, I love his recent album too - its raw and dirty and some of those songs pump me the f*** up. My Beautiful Twisted Dark Fantasy fit so well for me at that time in my life when it released that I'll NEVER stop listening to it every winter.
Title: Re: Hip hop fans
Post by: Ian W on Wednesday 7 January 2015, 08:53:16 PM
I cant stop when I get talking about hip hop like, it's an illness.

That first 50 Cent album was actually one I expected to hate but couldn't help loving it. Spent all my uni days mocking him for being too mainstream, but there's a place for it.
Title: Re: Hip hop fans
Post by: r0cafella on Wednesday 7 January 2015, 08:54:36 PM
I got so much time for Kanye's hip hop work as producer and rapper, and hell, I love his recent album too - its raw and dirty and some of those songs pump me the f*** up. My Beautiful Twisted Dark Fantasy fit so well for me at that time in my life when it released that I'll NEVER stop listening to it every winter.

It's a shame he's a massive c*** but yea I love his work as well No I.D taught the boy well.

Title: Re: Hip hop fans
Post by: Ian W on Wednesday 7 January 2015, 08:56:08 PM
Watch the Throne tour was definitely the best show I've ever been to, they did an amazing job.
Title: Re: Hip hop fans
Post by: Kanji on Wednesday 7 January 2015, 08:57:13 PM
I cant stop when I get talking about hip hop like, it's an illness.


Same.

I grew up during the Biggy & Pac rivalry, Jay Z and Nas carrying it forward, Wu just dominating and not giving a f***, etc. It was awesome time. Wu's Triumph is still a song I listen to in the gym/on runs to finish up - pump up jam of the century
Title: Re: Hip hop fans
Post by: Kanji on Wednesday 7 January 2015, 08:58:16 PM
Watch the Throne tour was definitely the best show I've ever been to, they did an amazing job.

Brilliant, like. Jay doing the Allow me to Introduce myself they call me... was bone chilling. HAM on the 2 stages, Kanye doing the jesus walks dance, Who Gon' Stop Me, etc. Brilliant.
Title: Re: Hip hop fans
Post by: r0cafella on Wednesday 7 January 2015, 08:58:17 PM
Favourite work of 2014 Gentleman?
Title: Re: Hip hop fans
Post by: Ian W on Wednesday 7 January 2015, 09:04:50 PM
Favourite work of 2014 Gentleman?

I'm much worse at remembering what came out recently :lol:
Title: Re: Hip hop fans
Post by: Kanji on Wednesday 7 January 2015, 09:09:53 PM
I honestly didn't really download much for releases in 2014. I hear the Run the Jewels 2 album was legit, I probably will go with Ghostface's album just b/c I like him more than anyone else who released anything significant in 2014. Bad answer I know.
Title: Re: Hip hop fans
Post by: r0cafella on Wednesday 7 January 2015, 09:11:23 PM
2014 Wasn't a great year for Hip-Hop to be honest so I don't blame ya.

From what i downloaded it was Cilvia Demo.
Title: Re: Hip hop fans
Post by: Leek on Wednesday 7 January 2015, 09:56:05 PM
I never really listened to hip hop until about 2010 through my mates, always listened to stuff like Arctic Monkeys, Oasis etc. Enjoyed the mainstream Eminem, Jay-Z and Kanye stuff, I dont know how but found myself listening to J Cole Lights Please and basically got into it from there. Loved his mixtapes but his albums have been a little meh Forest Hills probably his best, J. Cole got me into Kendrick Lamar when he produced Hi Power and ever since then they've basically been my two favourite rappers and seen them both twice. Since I've got into it i've back tracked and got into the likes of Nas, 2pac, Big L, Biggie, 50, Game etc
Title: Re: Hip hop fans
Post by: firetotheworks on Wednesday 7 January 2015, 09:57:39 PM
Dunno if I've mentioned Run the Jewels 2, like. Did any of you listen to it?
Title: Re: Hip hop fans
Post by: Heron on Wednesday 7 January 2015, 10:00:29 PM
I said a hip hop,
Hippie to the hippie,
The hip, hip a hop, and you don't stop, a rock it
To the bang bang boogie, say, up jump the boogie,
To the rhythm of the boogie, the beat.
Title: Re: Hip hop fans
Post by: r0cafella on Wednesday 7 January 2015, 10:10:13 PM
Dunno if I've mentioned Run the Jewels 2, like. Did any of you listen to it?
You did and I need to give it a proper listen.

Been distracted listening to Mailbox money and Jcole
Title: Re: Hip hop fans
Post by: Lush Vlad on Thursday 8 January 2015, 08:05:15 AM
Don't under estimate 50 cent prior to the massacre either.

I liked him up to The Massacre.  It was after that I thought he went a bit s***. 

My little sister got me a shitload of old Hip Hop albums for Christmas.  Artists that I used to play on a regular basis when I was growing up.

Nas - Stillmatic
Game - The Documentary
50 Cent - Get Rich or Die Tryin/The Massacre
G Unit - Beg For Mercy (Not ashamed to say I still like this.  Not listened to anything from them since I was a teen I don't think.  Still sounds good, if a bit cheesy.)
Eminem - Marshall Mathers LP (personally my favourite album of his).
T.I. - King

I don't actually listen to a lot of modern hip hop and I'm probably missing out on some great artists.  I have some Drake albums.  But gone massively off him.  Listen to a bit of Kendrick too.  But I don't follow it properly to learn about any up and comers.  Most of the commercial stuff either seems s**** or not what I'd call Rap/Hip Hop. 

I am still blasting 36 Chambers, 2001, various DMX and Busta Rhymes albums .  Not sure I'll ever get bored of doing that mind.
Title: Re: Hip hop fans
Post by: localshop on Thursday 8 January 2015, 08:42:30 AM
Favourite work of 2014 Gentleman?

J Cole - Forest Hills Drive followed by Logic - Under Pressure. The Ghostface and Mobb Deep albums are good too.
Title: Re: Hip hop fans
Post by: Shay's Given Tim Flowers on Thursday 8 January 2015, 10:19:17 AM
Is that the same Logic who covered Ms. Jackson?
Title: Re: Hip hop fans
Post by: B-more Mag on Thursday 8 January 2015, 11:42:27 AM
If you've never listened to Ultramagnetic MCs Critical Beatdown, I urge you to do so.
Title: Re: Hip hop fans
Post by: localshop on Thursday 8 January 2015, 02:03:02 PM
Is that the same Logic who covered Ms. Jackson?

Yes he rapped over that beat on his last mixtape.
Title: Re: Hip hop fans
Post by: Kaizero on Thursday 8 January 2015, 02:05:00 PM
Dre - Chronic
Wu - Enter the Wu
Nas - Illmatic
Biggy - Ready to Die
Mos Def - Black on Both Sides
Jay Z - Blueprint
Outkast - ATLiens
GZA - Liquid Swords
Kanye - My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy
Kanye - College Dropout
Kendrick - Good Kid Maad City
Pac - All Eyez on Me
Em - Slim Shady LP

List goes on...

:thup:

Only disagreement I have with you there is Kendrick Lamar. Just never warmed to him for some reason.
Title: Re: Hip hop fans
Post by: Shay's Given Tim Flowers on Thursday 8 January 2015, 02:10:24 PM
Is that the same Logic who covered Ms. Jackson?

Yes he rapped over that beat on his last mixtape.

:thup: talented guy.
Title: Re: Hip hop fans
Post by: Mole_Toonfan on Thursday 8 January 2015, 02:27:35 PM
Quote from: Nath
Nas - Stillmatic



Stillmatic is great man, so f***ing underrated.

One Mic particularly is fantastic.

Title: Re: Hip hop fans
Post by: Kanji on Thursday 8 January 2015, 02:32:14 PM
Dre - Chronic
Wu - Enter the Wu
Nas - Illmatic
Biggy - Ready to Die
Mos Def - Black on Both Sides
Jay Z - Blueprint
Outkast - ATLiens
GZA - Liquid Swords
Kanye - My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy
Kanye - College Dropout
Kendrick - Good Kid Maad City
Pac - All Eyez on Me
Em - Slim Shady LP

List goes on...

:thup:

Only disagreement I have with you there is Kendrick Lamar. Just never warmed to him for some reason.

Love him man, his stuff is so smooth. I love how he's sort of risen out of the West coast ashes and put them all back on the map. Read some great things about him - and loved his show. He opened for Kanye in Tampa, what a brilliant opener.
Title: Re: Hip hop fans
Post by: Kanji on Thursday 8 January 2015, 02:33:36 PM
Game, 50, G-Unit, Jeezy etc. are all part of the mid-to-late 2000's of like good, fun, memorable hip hop that to me won't ever stand the test of time. Rap that doesn't have the same listen factor.
Title: Re: Hip hop fans
Post by: r0cafella on Thursday 8 January 2015, 02:42:37 PM
Dre - Chronic
Wu - Enter the Wu
Nas - Illmatic
Biggy - Ready to Die
Mos Def - Black on Both Sides
Jay Z - Blueprint
Outkast - ATLiens
GZA - Liquid Swords
Kanye - My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy
Kanye - College Dropout
Kendrick - Good Kid Maad City
Pac - All Eyez on Me
Em - Slim Shady LP

List goes on...

:thup:

Only disagreement I have with you there is Kendrick Lamar. Just never warmed to him for some reason.
Kendrick is immense and rightfully getting a lot of critical acclaim at the moment.

Have you listened to section 80 Kaiz?
Title: Re: Hip hop fans
Post by: Lush Vlad on Thursday 8 January 2015, 02:44:15 PM
Game, 50, G-Unit, Jeezy etc. are all part of the mid-to-late 2000's of like good, fun, memorable hip hop that to me won't ever stand the test of time. Rap that doesn't have the same listen factor.

It will for me.  As it is music from my childhood.  So even if some of it isn't even necessarily that great.  I enjoy it for the nostalgia at the very least. 
Title: Re: Hip hop fans
Post by: Kanji on Thursday 8 January 2015, 03:35:16 PM
Game, 50, G-Unit, Jeezy etc. are all part of the mid-to-late 2000's of like good, fun, memorable hip hop that to me won't ever stand the test of time. Rap that doesn't have the same listen factor.

It will for me.  As it is music from my childhood.  So even if some of it isn't even necessarily that great.  I enjoy it for the nostalgia at the very least. 

Ain't got a problem with that at all! Nostalgia plays are sometimes the best man.

Some of the duos or groups that people don't talk about as much that killed it in the mid 90's for me were Outkast (ATLiens), Fugees (The Score: Killin' Me Softly, epic), Mos Def & Talib Kweli as Blackstar (Definition one of the greatest  songs of all time). And so on.
Title: Re: Hip hop fans
Post by: Ian W on Thursday 8 January 2015, 03:38:21 PM
I think Respiration is my favourite Blackstar song, absolutely brilliant atmosphere on that.
Title: Re: Hip hop fans
Post by: Kanji on Thursday 8 January 2015, 03:47:03 PM
Awesome song man. 

Hip Hop fans thread title sounds lame as hell by the way
Title: Re: Hip hop fans
Post by: r0cafella on Thursday 8 January 2015, 03:48:56 PM
Awesome song man. 

Hip Hop fans thread title sounds lame as hell by the way

We need a Mod to change it.

It's a rank thread title.
Title: Re: Hip hop fans
Post by: Tooj on Thursday 8 January 2015, 03:54:54 PM
Such a lack of love for the west coast on here man. :(
Title: Re: Hip hop fans
Post by: r0cafella on Thursday 8 January 2015, 03:58:50 PM
Such a lack of love for the west coast on here man. :(

Na man no chance not current stuff anyway.

I Spent the majority of last year listening to Nip, & Dom.

The west is running it right now.
Title: Re: Hip hop fans
Post by: Ian W on Thursday 8 January 2015, 03:59:59 PM
I've always loved the East Coast sound much more, although I do have a lot of time for the Bay Area stuff like Dilated Peoples and other groups like Jurassic 5.

Proper G Funk was never really my think, with the exception of 2001 and a few assorted singles.
Title: Re: Hip hop fans
Post by: Kanji on Thursday 8 January 2015, 04:03:31 PM
Such a lack of love for the west coast on here man. :(

Kendrick is the only one worth a damn. Odd Future is odd (although big Frank Ocean fan), and some of the singles from time to time are catchy. Old school West Coast is great though.
Title: Re: Hip hop fans
Post by: Mole_Toonfan on Thursday 8 January 2015, 04:08:11 PM
I wouldn't know anything about new west coast as I haven't listened to anything new in like 5 years.

Yeah I'm one of those guys. :lol: As Kanji said though old school West is fantastic.

http://youtu.be/-oKqKZyUI_8
Title: Re: Hip hop fans
Post by: r0cafella on Thursday 8 January 2015, 04:15:48 PM
Kanji you being a florida native does that make you a of ross khalid trick daddy etc?
Title: Re: Hip hop fans
Post by: Ian W on Thursday 8 January 2015, 04:16:12 PM
I just remembered all the Soundbombing albums from Rawkus. Shabaam Sahdeeq FFS.

Wish this thread hadn't come back to life :lol:
Title: Re: Hip hop fans
Post by: Mole_Toonfan on Thursday 8 January 2015, 04:22:51 PM
I just remembered all the Soundbombing albums from Rawkus. Shabaam Sahdeeq FFS.

Wish this thread hadn't come back to life :lol:

:lol: Didn't know it existed myself, would have posted a lot more otherwise.
Title: Re: Hip hop fans
Post by: Kanji on Thursday 8 January 2015, 04:27:42 PM
Kanji you being a florida native does that make you a of ross khalid trick daddy etc?

I mean you saw all the s*** I posted earlier and not once did I mention those dudes.

Having said that, the Ricky Rozay doing "Hustlin", his cameos, appearances, etc. His random statements ("I eat Pear's and s***") :lol: won't lie, I have some enjoyment out of him purely from entertainment, laughter, etc.

DJ Khaled mixes with like 7 superstars are always good party/bar jams and there are some old Trick Daddy songs I don't mind.

If you were to ask me more region, you should ask me about Dirty South rap like Outkast, Goodie Mob, Dungeon Family, Three 6 Mafia, TI, Jeezy, Old Ludacris, hell even the old No Limit Soldier crap.

I generally always leaned with the East Coast - NY stuff and the good Southern rap like Outkast & Goodie Mob.
Title: Re: Hip hop fans
Post by: r0cafella on Thursday 8 January 2015, 04:30:19 PM
Kanji you being a florida native does that make you a of ross khalid trick daddy etc?

I mean you saw all the s*** I posted earlier and not once did I mention those dudes.

Having said that, the Ricky Rozay doing "Hustlin", his cameos, appearances, etc. His random statements ("I eat Pear's and s***") :lol: won't lie, I have some enjoyment out of him purely from entertainment, laughter, etc.

DJ Khaled mixes with like 7 superstars are always good party/bar jams and there are some old Trick Daddy songs I don't mind.

If you were to ask me more region, you should ask me about Dirty South rap like Outkast, Goodie Mob, Dungeon Family, Three 6 Mafia, TI, Jeezy, Old Ludacris, hell even the old No Limit Soldier crap.

I generally always leaned with the East Coast - NY stuff and the good Southern rap like Outkast & Goodie Mob.
Ross used to be dope imo, one of his old mix tapes mi yayo was in heavy rotation.

Man we've got so much to discuss in here lol
Title: Re: Hip hop fans
Post by: Kanji on Thursday 8 January 2015, 04:33:20 PM
its like 5 of us too :lol:
Title: Re: Hip hop fans
Post by: Ian W on Thursday 8 January 2015, 04:34:30 PM
It's the Count of Monte Cristo chat all over again.
Title: Re: Hip hop fans
Post by: Kanji on Thursday 8 January 2015, 04:34:59 PM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JGf6TP6hZXc

(https://40.media.tumblr.com/4590d0f2afc826bfa60934db311f682a/tumblr_nehuxfUEag1tsoh8xo1_400.jpg)
Title: Re: Hip hop fans
Post by: Kanji on Thursday 8 January 2015, 04:35:24 PM
You will love him again after this ^
Title: Re: Hip hop fans
Post by: Lush Vlad on Friday 9 January 2015, 11:38:53 AM
Kanji you being a florida native does that make you a of ross khalid trick daddy etc?

I mean you saw all the s*** I posted earlier and not once did I mention those dudes.

Having said that, the Ricky Rozay doing "Hustlin", his cameos, appearances, etc. His random statements ("I eat Pear's and s***") :lol: won't lie, I have some enjoyment out of him purely from entertainment, laughter, etc.

DJ Khaled mixes with like 7 superstars are always good party/bar jams and there are some old Trick Daddy songs I don't mind.

If you were to ask me more region, you should ask me about Dirty South rap like Outkast, Goodie Mob, Dungeon Family, Three 6 Mafia, TI, Jeezy, Old Ludacris, hell even the old No Limit Soldier crap.

I generally always leaned with the East Coast - NY stuff and the good Southern rap like Outkast & Goodie Mob.

I like some of the tunes off Port of Miami  :blush: including Hustlin.  I think that's a banger!
Title: Re: Hip hop fans
Post by: B-more Mag on Friday 9 January 2015, 11:47:27 AM
Such a lack of love for the west coast on here man. :(

West Coast gangsta rap might not have happened without the East Coast.

http://youtu.be/fQc4A-XBzBY
Title: Re: Hip hop fans
Post by: Kanji on Friday 9 January 2015, 12:47:43 PM
Hustlin is awesome. Remix too
Title: Re: Hip hop fans
Post by: r0cafella on Friday 9 January 2015, 01:42:44 PM
Hustlin is awesome. Remix too
:thup:

Going to dig out M. I YAYO when I get home
Title: Re: Hip hop fans
Post by: Kaizero on Friday 9 January 2015, 01:49:23 PM
Hustlin is awesome. Remix too

:thup:
Title: Re: Hip hop fans
Post by: astraguy on Sunday 11 January 2015, 10:04:47 PM
Will always have respect for 50 cent the music/ people he has brought around... Like hospin too
Title: Re: Hip hop fans
Post by: CFlan on Sunday 11 January 2015, 10:32:45 PM
Not sure if it was mentioned yet but J Cole's latest album is class.
Title: Re: Hip hop fans
Post by: Ian W on Sunday 11 January 2015, 10:47:28 PM
Not sure if it was mentioned yet but J Cole's latest album is class.

Agree, need to give it more listens.
Title: Re: Hip hop fans
Post by: r0cafella on Sunday 11 January 2015, 10:48:50 PM
Not sure if it was mentioned yet but J Cole's latest album is class.

Agree, need to give it more listens.
In the same boat as you Ian in regards to Cole.
Title: Re: Hip hop fans
Post by: B-more Mag on Sunday 11 January 2015, 10:48:52 PM
Vince Staples's album is also pretty good.
Title: Re: Hip hop fans
Post by: r0cafella on Tuesday 13 January 2015, 09:13:53 PM
Listening to J Coles album more and It sounds like a Drake/Kanye Hybrid.

I'm liking the sampling of some more modern Hip Hop though.
Title: Re: Hip hop fans
Post by: r0cafella on Tuesday 20 January 2015, 08:42:52 PM
Listening to Joey Bada$$ new album at the moment liking the vibe so far but it's going to take awhile to absorb me thinks.
Title: Re: Hip hop fans
Post by: Jimburst on Wednesday 21 January 2015, 10:14:21 AM
Saw Joey Bada$$ in Glasgow a couple of months ago. He was f***ing great, seemed like a good kid, too. Lots of energy, I haven't liked some of his newer stuff recently though, I hope he keeps his vibe a bit more classic.

My favourite rappers/artists: GZA, DOOM, Wu Tang, Kendrick, Earl Sweatshirt, J Dilla, Madlib.
Title: Re: Hip hop fans
Post by: Jimburst on Wednesday 21 January 2015, 10:15:10 AM
Honourable mentions to Joey Bada$$ and Bishop Nehru, and Chester Watson is incredible for his age.
Title: Re: Hip hop fans
Post by: TBG on Wednesday 21 January 2015, 10:18:54 AM
Anyone listened to Lupe Fiasco's new album?
Title: Re: Hip hop fans
Post by: r0cafella on Wednesday 21 January 2015, 10:21:47 AM
Anyone listened to Lupe Fiasco's new album?
Nope but hearing good things about it
Title: Re: Hip hop fans
Post by: Ian W on Wednesday 21 January 2015, 10:43:26 AM
Hope it's good, he's probably the biggest fall-off of my lifetime.

Song he did with Ed Sheeran recently is unlistenable.
Title: Re: Hip hop fans
Post by: TBG on Wednesday 21 January 2015, 11:02:06 AM

Song he did with Ed Sheeran recently is unlistenable.

Same with Lasers and Food & Liquor II, both are terrible albums.

The Cool on the other hand

:sweetjesus:
Title: Re: Hip hop fans
Post by: Ian W on Wednesday 21 January 2015, 05:39:56 PM
Can attest that the new Joey Badass is immense. He's so talented for his age like, it's unreal.
Title: Re: Hip hop fans
Post by: r0cafella on Wednesday 21 January 2015, 05:44:56 PM
Can attest that the new Joey Badass is immense. He's so talented for his age like, it's unreal.
Yea, i can see why people compared 1999 to Illmatic.
Title: Re: Hip hop fans
Post by: Gallowgate Toon on Friday 6 February 2015, 01:20:31 PM
Started listening to a bit of drill, recently, anyone got any recommendations?
Title: Re: Hip hop fans
Post by: r0cafella on Friday 6 February 2015, 01:39:36 PM
Don't listen to it personally.

Chief keef, fredo Santana and lil durk are the names I hear though
Title: Re: Hip hop fans
Post by: Gallowgate Toon on Friday 6 February 2015, 01:51:03 PM
Listened to Keef and Durk, but not Santana so cheers for that :thup:

It's not really my usual type of thing at all, I've always been more into funkier hip hop, but I do really like the production (beats, mainly) of the drill stuff I have been listening to.
Title: Re: Hip hop fans
Post by: firetotheworks on Friday 6 February 2015, 01:58:50 PM
Awwww yeah.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kEbRXzKu__8
Title: Re: Hip hop fans
Post by: Segun Oluwaniyi on Friday 6 February 2015, 02:03:53 PM
What separates Drill from normal Trap? To be honest, whenever I've heard Keef it just sounds like really poor vocals over a basic trap beat.
Title: Re: Hip hop fans
Post by: r0cafella on Friday 6 February 2015, 02:53:49 PM
Drill is the sound of inner city Chicago and the gangs that run it
Title: Re: Hip hop fans
Post by: Ian W on Friday 6 February 2015, 02:55:53 PM
I've never heard of this stuff. :(
Title: Re: Hip hop fans
Post by: Robbo on Friday 6 February 2015, 05:11:25 PM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z9tErzYtyN0

Ironically the only Chief Keef I actually like
Title: Re: Hip hop fans
Post by: Gallowgate Toon on Wednesday 11 February 2015, 10:37:27 AM
Came across this tune today after not listening to it in years, perked me right up. I think it was posted in this thread way back, IIRC.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d5KtEQT3ncE
Title: Re: Hip hop fans
Post by: B-more Mag on Monday 16 February 2015, 02:19:04 PM
I got a bit freaked out this weekend that we're about 30 years out from when hip hop really started taking off in a quasi-mainstream way--the earlier end of the "golden age" I guess (though I hate that term). Human perception of time is a really weird thing.
Title: Re: Hip hop fans
Post by: Mike on Monday 16 February 2015, 02:23:45 PM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V47Hp7EyhHg

:sweetjesus:

:okay: It's 27 years old.
Title: Re: Hip hop fans
Post by: sixx on Monday 16 February 2015, 02:25:48 PM
Normally not much for hip hop but lately been playing a lot of loungy more or less instrumental hip hop like J Dilla and Nujabes. Anyone got any recommendations?
Title: Re: Hip hop fans
Post by: Ian W on Monday 16 February 2015, 02:36:51 PM
Madlib, MF Doom, Pete Rock.
Title: Re: Hip hop fans
Post by: sixx on Monday 16 February 2015, 02:52:06 PM
Madlib, MF Doom, Pete Rock.
Cheers :thup:
Title: Re: Hip hop fans
Post by: Ndegwa on Monday 16 February 2015, 07:53:09 PM
Anyone got Drake's new project, 'If You're Reading This, It's Too Late'? Guy gets a lot of hate but I rate his musicality and inventiveness highly...ain't anyone on the levels he sets at the moment for me. Love the way he's always improving his flow...and the amount of clones shows his secret respect in the scene. This project is dark for him, much less hooks and again his storytelling is more than decent. I know a lot of people will disagree but we live in a s*** age for hip-hop and Drake is one of the very few artists that keeps it musically fresh...even if he's as fake as a Chinese Rolex.
Title: Re: Hip hop fans
Post by: Astroblack on Monday 16 February 2015, 08:06:47 PM
Normally not much for hip hop but lately been playing a lot of loungy more or less instrumental hip hop like J Dilla and Nujabes. Anyone got any recommendations?

Freddy Joachim, Damu the Fudgemunk to add to the list above.

Not exactly rap but a lot of the samples of the dudes you mentioned come from George Benson, Bob James, Roy Ayers and Bobby Caldwell so give those guys a listen as well. They'd be in the jazz category.
Title: Re: Hip hop fans
Post by: Ian W on Monday 16 February 2015, 09:13:44 PM
Anyone got Drake's new project, 'If You're Reading This, It's Too Late'? Guy gets a lot of hate but I rate his musicality and inventiveness highly...ain't anyone on the levels he sets at the moment for me. Love the way he's always improving his flow...and the amount of clones shows his secret respect in the scene. This project is dark for him, much less hooks and again his storytelling is more than decent. I know a lot of people will disagree but we live in a s*** age for hip-hop and Drake is one of the very few artists that keeps it musically fresh...even if he's as fake as a Chinese Rolex.

I really like Drake, although I was dead against the idea of him before I listened. If that makes any sense. You can't deny his ability and his ability to tell a story or create a feeling. 

Haven't listened to this new thing, good reminder.
Title: Re: Hip hop fans
Post by: r0cafella on Monday 16 February 2015, 09:18:29 PM
Anyone got Drake's new project, 'If You're Reading This, It's Too Late'? Guy gets a lot of hate but I rate his musicality and inventiveness highly...ain't anyone on the levels he sets at the moment for me. Love the way he's always improving his flow...and the amount of clones shows his secret respect in the scene. This project is dark for him, much less hooks and again his storytelling is more than decent. I know a lot of people will disagree but we live in a s*** age for hip-hop and Drake is one of the very few artists that keeps it musically fresh...even if he's as fake as a Chinese Rolex.

I really like Drake, although I was dead against the idea of him before I listened. If that makes any sense. You can't deny his ability and his ability to tell a story or create a feeling. 

Haven't listened to this new thing, good reminder.

So far gone is his best work and that's a long time ago now.
Title: Re: Hip hop fans
Post by: Ian W on Monday 16 February 2015, 09:19:58 PM
Maybe, but I still like his more recent stuff. I think Nothing is the Same is a good album.
Title: Re: Hip hop fans
Post by: CFlan on Monday 16 February 2015, 09:24:10 PM
I too disliked Drake before I really listened to him, he can be cheesey as f*** but he's a great hitmaker and most songs he jumps on, he improves.
Title: Re: Hip hop fans
Post by: Ian W on Monday 16 February 2015, 09:25:40 PM
He's one of those people you don't want to like if you think of yourself as a real hip hop fan, whatever that means. I felt the same about 50 Cent's first album, but it's just a banger.
Title: Re: Hip hop fans
Post by: Ndegwa on Monday 16 February 2015, 09:27:23 PM
Anyone got Drake's new project, 'If You're Reading This, It's Too Late'? Guy gets a lot of hate but I rate his musicality and inventiveness highly...ain't anyone on the levels he sets at the moment for me. Love the way he's always improving his flow...and the amount of clones shows his secret respect in the scene. This project is dark for him, much less hooks and again his storytelling is more than decent. I know a lot of people will disagree but we live in a s*** age for hip-hop and Drake is one of the very few artists that keeps it musically fresh...even if he's as fake as a Chinese Rolex.

I really like Drake, although I was dead against the idea of him before I listened. If that makes any sense. You can't deny his ability and his ability to tell a story or create a feeling. 

Haven't listened to this new thing, good reminder.

So far gone is his best work and that's a long time ago now.

So Far Gone was great but he's evolved a lot as an artist since then for me, quicker than anyone I have ever seen. I enjoy his constant battle between insecurity and assurance. I'm with Ian, Nothing Was The Same is a good album (Too Much is sick with a South London artist I rate highly, Sampha, amongst tunes like Hold On We're Going Home, From Time & even Worst Behaviour bangs...he's super versatile) and this new mixtape takes it to the next level. Album dropping later this year as well. In my opinion it's interesting to see how an artist develops so quickly
Title: Re: Hip hop fans
Post by: Ndegwa on Monday 16 February 2015, 09:28:36 PM
He's one of those people you don't want to like if you think of yourself as a real hip hop fan, whatever that means. I felt the same about 50 Cent's first album, but it's just a banger.

Eugh Ian sorry, that's so 'middle class hip hop fan'  :lol: :)
Title: Re: Hip hop fans
Post by: Ian W on Monday 16 February 2015, 10:03:43 PM
He's one of those people you don't want to like if you think of yourself as a real hip hop fan, whatever that means. I felt the same about 50 Cent's first album, but it's just a banger.

Eugh Ian sorry, that's so 'middle class hip hop fan'  :lol: :)

I know, that's why I put 'whatever that means' after! You know what I mean though, when I was deep into listening to underground music I would have dismissed people like 50 Cent and Drake without giving them a chance.
Title: Re: Hip hop fans
Post by: Ndegwa on Monday 16 February 2015, 10:06:08 PM
He's one of those people you don't want to like if you think of yourself as a real hip hop fan, whatever that means. I felt the same about 50 Cent's first album, but it's just a banger.

Eugh Ian sorry, that's so 'middle class hip hop fan'  :lol: :)

I know, that's why I put 'whatever that means' after! You know what I mean though, when I was deep into listening to underground music I would have dismissed people like 50 Cent and Drake without giving them a chance.

I know man, tongue firmly in cheek  :)

In all seriousness that mentality is slightly frustrating, 'elitism' isn't what hip-hop's about...for me anyway
Title: Re: Hip hop fans
Post by: Ian W on Monday 16 February 2015, 10:18:54 PM
Aye I know what you mean. When I was younger I was into one particular scene, these days I listen to most things. That said, I think it's valid to say some artists have more merit in storytelling or more credibility than others. There's a time and place for pure pop/club tracks as well of course.
Title: Re: Hip hop fans
Post by: ManDoon on Monday 16 February 2015, 10:19:57 PM
Drakes good man, can't deny the guy. I was a pure hater before I listened to him as well.
Title: Re: Hip hop fans
Post by: ponsaelius on Thursday 5 March 2015, 07:59:10 PM
http://www.channel4.com/programmes/nas-time-is-illmatic/on-demand/61231-001
Title: Re: Hip hop fans
Post by: r0cafella on Thursday 5 March 2015, 08:00:26 PM
http://www.channel4.com/programmes/nas-time-is-illmatic/on-demand/61231-001
Must watch for any Nas fan.
Title: Re: Hip hop fans
Post by: ponsaelius on Thursday 5 March 2015, 08:04:06 PM
Think its slightly trimmed from the cinematic version, not sure what they cut out tho.
Title: Re: Hip hop fans
Post by: r0cafella on Thursday 5 March 2015, 08:35:53 PM
Think its slightly trimmed from the cinematic version, not sure what they cut out tho.
That'd be a shame man, when I watched I didn't feel it dragged at all.

Heading Nas and Jungle talking about Ill Will was dope.
Title: Re: Hip hop fans
Post by: Lush Vlad on Monday 9 March 2015, 12:07:19 PM
I'm split on what I think of Drake these days.  I have So Far Gone, Thank Me Later and Take Care.  I went to see him at the Metro and he was quality as well.  But I seem to have gone off him massively and rarely listen to him anymore.  I used to listen to the albums all the time, but I don't think they have the same replay ability as a lot of artists, as I have gone off him quite quickly. 

I still like a lot of his stuff and whenever he features on someone else's track, it usually sounds great.  But a lot of his music and lyrics just annoy me.  "Started from the bottom??" my arse mate.  "Started from a middle class Canadian suburb" more like. 
Title: Re: Hip hop fans
Post by: Bowie on Monday 9 March 2015, 03:00:07 PM
Favourite work of 2014 Gentleman?

Pinata by Freddie Gibbs & Madlib came out last year and it's genuinely the best hip hop album I've heard for years and years, it's even coming close to Madvillainy for me (also involving Madlib and one of my favourite hip hop albums of all time).
Title: Re: Hip hop fans
Post by: Jimburst on Tuesday 10 March 2015, 09:17:40 AM
Favourite work of 2014 Gentleman?

Pinata by Freddie Gibbs & Madlib came out last year and it's genuinely the best hip hop album I've heard for years and years, it's even coming close to Madvillainy for me (also involving Madlib and one of my favourite hip hop albums of all time).

:thup: My girlfriend has it on vinyl, definitely one of those albums you have to listen to in full. It's not something I just listen to a few tracks from.
Title: Re: Hip hop fans
Post by: Bowie on Tuesday 10 March 2015, 10:25:58 AM
Favourite work of 2014 Gentleman?

Pinata by Freddie Gibbs & Madlib came out last year and it's genuinely the best hip hop album I've heard for years and years, it's even coming close to Madvillainy for me (also involving Madlib and one of my favourite hip hop albums of all time).

:thup: My girlfriend has it on vinyl, definitely one of those albums you have to listen to in full. It's not something I just listen to a few tracks from.

:thup: I've got Pinata Beats on vinyl, the beats just standalone are even outstanding.
Title: Re: Hip hop fans
Post by: B-more Mag on Tuesday 10 March 2015, 03:11:24 PM
Why, Cannibal Ox? Why?
Title: Re: Hip hop fans
Post by: Jimburst on Tuesday 10 March 2015, 03:43:25 PM
Favourite work of 2014 Gentleman?

Pinata by Freddie Gibbs & Madlib came out last year and it's genuinely the best hip hop album I've heard for years and years, it's even coming close to Madvillainy for me (also involving Madlib and one of my favourite hip hop albums of all time).

:thup: My girlfriend has it on vinyl, definitely one of those albums you have to listen to in full. It's not something I just listen to a few tracks from.

:thup: I've got Pinata Beats on vinyl, the beats just standalone are even outstanding.

Just the beats? Cool. I've never been into Gibbs before this album, I bought it 'cos of Madlib.

Saw this mentioned on Noisey or Vice the other day:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-1tlyGcAHbU

Spectacular. No beats, great lyrics, intimate.
Title: Re: Hip hop fans
Post by: Astroblack on Tuesday 10 March 2015, 07:23:18 PM
Also got that Gibbs and madlib album/instrumentals. Robes and Big Time Watts are standouts.

Heard the new Fashawn. It's okay. Golden State of mind is good on there. Blu should have made an appearance.

Got around to listening to Q-Tip  - Amplified. Decent album. Got like 4 good tracks.

Mobb Deep  - The Infamous Mobb Deep - Skipped the first cd entirely and moved on to the pre Infamous bonus joints. Man, P fell off.

New Cormega and Large Pro is dope. Dope beats, dope lyrics.
Title: Re: Hip hop fans
Post by: r0cafella on Tuesday 10 March 2015, 07:31:40 PM
Favourite work of 2014 Gentleman?

Pinata by Freddie Gibbs & Madlib came out last year and it's genuinely the best hip hop album I've heard for years and years, it's even coming close to Madvillainy for me (also involving Madlib and one of my favourite hip hop albums of all time).

:thup: My girlfriend has it on vinyl, definitely one of those albums you have to listen to in full. It's not something I just listen to a few tracks from.

:thup: I've got Pinata Beats on vinyl, the beats just standalone are even outstanding.

Just the beats? Cool. I've never been into Gibbs before this album, I bought it 'cos of Madlib.

Saw this mentioned on Noisey or Vice the other day:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-1tlyGcAHbU

Spectacular. No beats, great lyrics, intimate.
Still waiting for that album to drop ffs
Title: Re: Hip hop fans
Post by: Jimburst on Tuesday 10 March 2015, 09:49:29 PM
:lol: I know. I read he had released a track listing in 2011 ffs.

Love Exhibit A and C though, spectacular tunes.
Title: Re: Hip hop fans
Post by: r0cafella on Tuesday 10 March 2015, 09:54:52 PM
:lol: I know. I read he had released a track listing in 2011 ffs.

Love Exhibit A and C though, spectacular tunes.
:thup:

Dear moleskine with Kendrick on it is :megusta: as well.

Jay elec should have been the future of hip hop especially with guys like Cole and Kendrick proving you can make good music and be successful.
Title: Re: Hip hop fans
Post by: Robbo on Saturday 14 March 2015, 12:20:27 AM
http://cantstophiphop.com/kendrick-lamar-king-kunta-full/
Title: Re: Hip hop fans
Post by: Leek on Saturday 14 March 2015, 01:07:53 AM
Cant wait for this Kendrick album comes out on the 23rd, hopefully he'll get round to doing the collab album with Cole after. I've got tickets for the Nas' Illmatic tour aswell for June, cheers for that documentary link aswell.
Title: Re: Hip hop fans
Post by: Ian W on Saturday 14 March 2015, 09:33:04 AM
Seeing Pharoahe Monch (again) on Monday, he's amazing live.
Title: Re: Hip hop fans
Post by: r0cafella on Saturday 14 March 2015, 07:32:10 PM
Kendricks album drops March 23rd  :yorkie:
Title: Re: Hip hop fans
Post by: Robbo on Monday 16 March 2015, 01:49:15 PM
Out now  :sweetjesus:
Title: Re: Hip hop fans
Post by: r0cafella on Monday 16 March 2015, 02:44:57 PM
Out now  :sweetjesus:
It leaked?
Title: Re: Hip hop fans
Post by: Jimburst on Monday 16 March 2015, 02:49:18 PM
Early release, like everyone does these days. They released the 'clean' version first (by accident) :lol: Who the f*** buys a clean rap album?
Title: Re: Hip hop fans
Post by: Astroblack on Monday 16 March 2015, 02:51:19 PM
Accidentally bought The Dynasty clean version once. Absolutely infuriating.  :lol:
Title: Re: Hip hop fans
Post by: Jimburst on Monday 16 March 2015, 02:52:30 PM
:lol: :lol: Devastated. Like buying non-alcoholic Becks.
Title: Re: Hip hop fans
Post by: TBG on Monday 16 March 2015, 02:55:53 PM
What's Tim Westwood up to? You don't hear much from the big dawg these days.
Title: Re: Hip hop fans
Post by: Ian W on Monday 16 March 2015, 03:13:26 PM
What's Tim Westwood up to? You don't hear much from the big dawg these days.

:lol:

You're right you don't. Who knows, taken over his Dad's parish?
Title: Re: Hip hop fans
Post by: Shay's Given Tim Flowers on Monday 16 March 2015, 03:21:07 PM
He's area manager at Pars 'r' us
Title: Re: Hip hop fans
Post by: Super Duper Branko Strupar on Monday 16 March 2015, 04:26:05 PM
Early release, like everyone does these days. They released the 'clean' version first (by accident) :lol: Who the f*** buys a clean rap album?
I tweeted Snoop once about the version of Doggystyle on Spotify being the clean version. Asking him what the f***. He never replied.
Title: Re: Hip hop fans
Post by: Ian W on Tuesday 17 March 2015, 12:17:18 AM
Pharoahe smashed it to pieces tonight, as expected.

Not sure what to make of Kendrick's new album, needs more listens. Kind of reminds me of an intelligent version of Dre's 2001.
Title: Re: Hip hop fans
Post by: Mike on Tuesday 17 March 2015, 12:28:57 AM
Monch using that Godzilla beat 20 ( :anguish: ) years ago murdered me.
Title: Re: Hip hop fans
Post by: Ian W on Tuesday 17 March 2015, 12:41:02 AM
Simon Says? Had two tuba players doing it tonight, is was awesome. Wasn't 20 years ago was it? ???
Title: Re: Hip hop fans
Post by: Mike on Tuesday 17 March 2015, 02:25:36 AM
16 years.

Still :anguish:
Title: Re: Hip hop fans
Post by: Ian W on Tuesday 17 March 2015, 10:48:12 AM
Yep, very much so :lol:
Title: Re: Hip hop fans
Post by: Astroblack on Friday 20 March 2015, 05:42:42 AM
The Kendrick album is very good. It's gonna take a while to sink in but the sound is highly appreciated.

That funk... :headbang:
Title: Re: Hip hop fans
Post by: Bowie on Friday 20 March 2015, 10:39:50 AM
Aye, I wasn't really feeling it at first but I'm starting to love it now. Still prefer his first two albums at this point though.
Title: Re: Hip hop fans
Post by: B-more Mag on Friday 20 March 2015, 10:48:23 AM
It's definitely not one that everyone is going to like immediately, which is usually a good thing.
Title: Re: Hip hop fans
Post by: Ian W on Friday 20 March 2015, 11:24:23 AM
It's a grower for sure, going to give it plenty of time to percolate. I was blown away by the spoken word bit.

Decided I'm almost certainly going to the Wu Tang in a few weeks, even though it might shatter my illusion that they're the greatest thing ever. And some of them might turn up as usual.
Title: Re: Hip hop fans
Post by: Ndegwa on Friday 20 March 2015, 11:26:06 AM
Still in the grower phase for me. Haven't listened to it enough yet but yeah, normally it means it's a good thing.
Title: Re: Hip hop fans
Post by: Ian W on Friday 20 March 2015, 11:27:33 AM
On on unrelated note, Black Thought has to be one of the best rappers ever. Listening to The Roots loads at the moment, he is special. Not someone I always think of when people ask me my favourite rappers, but he's definetely up there.
Title: Re: Hip hop fans
Post by: Astroblack on Friday 20 March 2015, 03:41:13 PM
Overly Dedicated is great, too. Not sure if it's an official album, EP or mixtape but it's along the lines of Section 80. It's what got me into Kendrick in the first place.

Black Thought is a fantastic rapper. He raps kinda fast so the words get lost in translation, I think that's why people don't really put him up on that level.

Speaking of The Roots, I was once at a Blu concert(the b****** didn't even show up) and Quest Love came out. He was walking through the crowd giving everyone high fives and what not so I stick my fist out for a bump. He just looked at me stonefaced. I guess I wasn't cool enough.  :(
Title: Re: Hip hop fans
Post by: Ian W on Friday 20 March 2015, 03:54:04 PM
Ha, Questlove can be a serious guy sometimes, bumping is probably too comedy for him.

I liked Malik B as well, think it was a shame he left The Roots.
Title: Re: Hip hop fans
Post by: The Bonk on Friday 20 March 2015, 06:59:50 PM
On on unrelated note, Black Thought has to be one of the best rappers ever. Listening to The Roots loads at the moment, he is special. Not someone I always think of when people ask me my favourite rappers, but he's definetely up there.

Read Quest's book, it will give you an even greater appreciation of Black Thought's lyricism. Also, just read the book in general.
Title: Re: Hip hop fans
Post by: Super Duper Branko Strupar on Friday 20 March 2015, 07:09:25 PM
Haven't stopped listening to To Pimp A Butterfly since it came out. Its a decent amount of utter genius, tbf. Best thing I've heard in a good year and a half at least. He's so on point with what he's saying. He's transcending. I love how the letter to 2pac builds up throughout the album to the end of Mortal Man, as if in fact the whole album has been made for 2pac. As in like "I've made this, it was inspired by you, what do you think?". He's definitely taking on Pac's later years mantle.
I love his anger. But controlled anger. Considered anger. Clever, correctly directed anger. He's trying to bring people together with this. I love it.
Title: Re: Hip hop fans
Post by: Astroblack on Friday 20 March 2015, 07:40:18 PM
I also really liked it. Its ballsy, ambitious, ingenious. For a rapper to release that much emotion over beats is really respectable.

Kendrick really showed his versatility and vocal variety on this one. Not too familiar with the song titles but the crying/drinking thing he did on one of the songs was really creative. Enjoyed 'Cost of dollar' big time, too.

Usually rappers get worse with time, but Kendrick is one of the few that's actually getting better.
Title: Re: Hip hop fans
Post by: r0cafella on Friday 20 March 2015, 08:25:09 PM
King kendrick.
Title: Re: Hip hop fans
Post by: mattypnufc on Friday 20 March 2015, 09:04:29 PM
Haven't heard much of his stuff but giving this a blast tonight.

So far so good.
Title: Re: Hip hop fans
Post by: mattypnufc on Friday 20 March 2015, 09:06:41 PM
On a side note, off to see The Wu in the summer at the Academy, really looking forward to it.
Title: Re: Hip hop fans
Post by: r0cafella on Friday 20 March 2015, 09:15:27 PM
Haven't heard much of his stuff but giving this a blast tonight.

So far so good.
You need to go back and listen to the growth of him, kendrick Lamar EP, Overly dedicated, section 80 and good kid maad city.
Title: Re: Hip hop fans
Post by: Ian W on Friday 20 March 2015, 09:18:04 PM
I think I need to go back as well, I've never been a listener really.
Title: Re: Hip hop fans
Post by: B-more Mag on Friday 20 March 2015, 09:26:24 PM
Did you know that Kendrick Lamar invented hip hop?
Title: Re: Hip hop fans
Post by: Ian W on Friday 20 March 2015, 09:28:45 PM
I was not aware of that, no.
Title: Re: Hip hop fans
Post by: Super Duper Branko Strupar on Friday 20 March 2015, 09:36:27 PM
Haven't heard much of his stuff but giving this a blast tonight.

So far so good.
You need to go back and listen to the growth of him, kendrick Lamar EP, Overly dedicated, section 80 and good kid maad city.

I've only heard Good Kid m.A.A.d City and this. The others good too?
Title: Re: Hip hop fans
Post by: r0cafella on Friday 20 March 2015, 09:42:29 PM
Haven't heard much of his stuff but giving this a blast tonight.

So far so good.
You need to go back and listen to the growth of him, kendrick Lamar EP, Overly dedicated, section 80 and good kid maad city.

I've only heard Good Kid m.A.A.d City and this. The others good too?
Section 80 in particular yes, especially given your ear ;)

Title: Re: Hip hop fans
Post by: r0cafella on Friday 20 March 2015, 09:42:48 PM
Did you know that Kendrick Lamar invented hip hop?
He's the best this generation has to offer.
Title: Re: Hip hop fans
Post by: Ian W on Friday 20 March 2015, 09:43:38 PM
Big claim bro, big claim.
Title: Re: Hip hop fans
Post by: Astroblack on Friday 20 March 2015, 09:49:39 PM
Blu is my favorite rapper ever and I'd say he's in this new generation but he's fading away nowadays.
Title: Re: Hip hop fans
Post by: r0cafella on Friday 20 March 2015, 10:01:53 PM
Big claim bro, big claim.
Ian needs to listen to Kendrick on big seans control :megusta:
Title: Re: Hip hop fans
Post by: CFlan on Friday 20 March 2015, 10:15:58 PM
I loved finishing a nights work and driving the hour commute on the motorway with Section 80 playing away. I love this new album though. I've listened to it a few times and still feel that I havent fully understood everything yet and look forward to the next listen.

As well as his verse on Control, the verse he did on Jay Rocks 'Pay for it" is incredible.
Title: Re: Hip hop fans
Post by: BlueStar on Friday 20 March 2015, 10:18:17 PM
Bit late now but Hip Hop Hooray are currently doing amazing seven piece covers of hip hop tunes in Barca in Tynemouth.
Title: Re: Hip hop fans
Post by: r0cafella on Friday 20 March 2015, 10:22:11 PM
I loved finishing a nights work and driving the hour commute on the motorway with Section 80 playing away. I love this new album though. I've listened to it a few times and still feel that I havent fully understood everything yet and look forward to the next listen.

As well as his verse on Control, the verse he did on Jay Rocks 'Pay for it" is incredible.
:thup:

Title: Re: Hip hop fans
Post by: Ian W on Friday 20 March 2015, 10:26:50 PM
I will listen to these.
Title: Re: Hip hop fans
Post by: r0cafella on Friday 20 March 2015, 10:28:39 PM
I will listen to these.
Also check out his verse of Pusha T's Nosetalgia
Title: Re: Hip hop fans
Post by: Super Duper Branko Strupar on Friday 20 March 2015, 11:31:28 PM
Sorry, going back to To Pimp A Butterfly... I like how he says "A rapper with a ghostwriter, what the f*** happened?", when 2001 was pretty much all ghostwritten. Not that I imagine Dre would care.
Title: Re: Hip hop fans
Post by: Leek on Saturday 21 March 2015, 12:03:59 AM
Such a good album, not really had a chance to listen to it with headphones yet, just being listening to it in the car or in the background so I imagine theres a lot more behind it than what I'm getting yet. I think Section 80 is still my favourite project hes done, dont even know why I think I just have fonder memories of listening to it than the others. I'd recommend listening to Cartoons & Cereal, Backwards, Control and the Bet 2013 Cyhper Top Dawg for songs not on any albums aswell.
Title: Re: Hip hop fans
Post by: midds on Saturday 21 March 2015, 12:14:03 AM
NWA movie looks canny. :)
Title: Re: Hip hop fans
Post by: Robbo on Saturday 21 March 2015, 12:54:42 AM
Section.80 is very good, but as a cohesive story of an album GKMC is a step above, he's so good at telling a story
Title: Re: Hip hop fans
Post by: Gallowgate Toon on Saturday 21 March 2015, 12:56:48 AM
'U' is my current favourite on To Pimp A Butterfly, so much emotion. Very smart production too.

As for The Roots, what a fantastic group, man. I loved 'Undun', 'Kool On' just brings out a spark in me whenever I hear it.
Title: Re: Hip hop fans
Post by: r0cafella on Saturday 21 March 2015, 01:02:48 PM
Man this album is such a grower!
Title: Re: Hip hop fans
Post by: Mike on Saturday 21 March 2015, 01:22:41 PM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CTDrFlmtR5w

I wasn't totally feeling it when I first heard it a few months back, but it's really hitting me now.
Title: Re: Hip hop fans
Post by: Mike on Saturday 21 March 2015, 01:23:36 PM
Did you know that Kendrick Lamar invented hip hop?

:lol: Getting old is a motherfucker, B.
Title: Re: Hip hop fans
Post by: Tomato Deuce on Saturday 21 March 2015, 01:34:47 PM
Suge Knight fainted in the courtroom after bail was set at $25m :lol:
Title: Re: Hip hop fans
Post by: Mole_Toonfan on Saturday 21 March 2015, 01:35:28 PM
Don't think i have ever listened to one Kendrick Lamar song, i'm one of those assholes that if you became relevant after 2005 you don't exist.

I probably should stop being such a c*nt tbf.
Title: Re: Hip hop fans
Post by: Mike on Saturday 21 March 2015, 01:36:58 PM
I probably should stop being such a c*nt tbf.

:lol: I'm completely dead inside. My favorite hip hop is Biggie remixes.
Title: Re: Hip hop fans
Post by: Mole_Toonfan on Saturday 21 March 2015, 01:41:33 PM
I probably should stop being such a c*nt tbf.

:lol: I'm completely dead inside. My favorite hip hop is Biggie remixes.

That and Wu Tang solo stuff, there's some stuff in between but that's about it really. I genuinely am that old guy who says everything was better in his day and your tastes suck.
Title: Re: Hip hop fans
Post by: Mike on Saturday 21 March 2015, 01:46:38 PM
Aside from Ghost (Who is a god damn genius) and Meth a long time ago. I never gave a s*** about Wu. I never understood the appeal.

RZA is absolutely f***ing terrible.
Title: Re: Hip hop fans
Post by: Tomato Deuce on Saturday 21 March 2015, 02:08:47 PM
DMX for me like


*bark snarl haha*
Title: Re: Hip hop fans
Post by: Tooj on Saturday 21 March 2015, 02:10:02 PM
Aside from Ghost (Who is a god damn genius) and Meth a long time ago. I never gave a s*** about Wu. I never understood the appeal.

RZA is absolutely f***ing terrible.
Bobby Digital will chin you like!
Title: Re: Hip hop fans
Post by: Tooj on Saturday 21 March 2015, 02:10:50 PM
Some great solo s*** by members of The Wu; Liquid Swords and Only Built 4 Cuban Linx spring to mind immediately.
Title: Re: Hip hop fans
Post by: Mole_Toonfan on Saturday 21 March 2015, 02:41:36 PM
Aside from Ghost (Who is a god damn genius) and Meth a long time ago. I never gave a s*** about Wu. I never understood the appeal.

RZA is absolutely f***ing terrible.

I really like GZA, i agree on RZA though in the main though.
Title: Re: Hip hop fans
Post by: Mike on Saturday 21 March 2015, 02:50:56 PM
Aside from Ghost (Who is a god damn genius) and Meth a long time ago. I never gave a s*** about Wu. I never understood the appeal.

RZA is absolutely f***ing terrible.
Bobby Digital will chin you like!
:lol: He'll make a kung fu reference and ruin a song.
Title: Re: Hip hop fans
Post by: Super Duper Branko Strupar on Saturday 21 March 2015, 03:55:14 PM
Some great solo s*** by members of The Wu; Liquid Swords and Only Built 4 Cuban Linx spring to mind immediately.

Yes!
Title: Re: Hip hop fans
Post by: Astroblack on Saturday 21 March 2015, 08:26:03 PM
It's never really been about Rza on the mic. It's all about the beats. Ice Water wow. Listen to the things he samples and then tell me what he did, because you'll never know. He's that good.

Cuban Linx could come out today and I'd think it was brand new.

Title: Re: Hip hop fans
Post by: Ian W on Saturday 21 March 2015, 08:27:36 PM
GZA is a certified genius, Inspectah Deck is also underrated IMO - very decent rapper.
Title: Re: Hip hop fans
Post by: Mike on Saturday 21 March 2015, 08:33:10 PM
It's never really been about Rza on the mic. It's all about the beats. Ice Water wow. Listen to the things he samples and then tell me what he did, because you'll never know. He's that good.

:lol: Then just make beats. Nutmeg should be a GOAT song, but 1/3 of it is trash.
Title: Re: Hip hop fans
Post by: Astroblack on Saturday 21 March 2015, 08:34:28 PM
I agree, he should. As should Kanye.
Title: Re: Hip hop fans
Post by: Gallowgate Toon on Tuesday 24 March 2015, 08:32:37 PM
I loved To Pimp A Butterfly from the start, but it just keeps on getting better.

How Much A Dollar Cost is my favourite track, it's changed about 4 times in the last week, mind :lol:
Title: Re: Hip hop fans
Post by: The Bonk on Tuesday 24 March 2015, 08:48:24 PM
Kendrick this, Kendrick that, my man Action just came all over America: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bVP_w1rQweE 

:lol: The man's a genius.
Title: Re: Hip hop fans
Post by: B-more Mag on Tuesday 24 March 2015, 08:53:54 PM
Kendrick this, Kendrick that, my man Action just came all over America: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bVP_w1rQweE 

:lol: The man's a genius.

:lol: Was just listening to that earlier today.
Title: Re: Hip hop fans
Post by: Mike on Tuesday 24 March 2015, 08:58:53 PM
:lol: s***, I'm not mad at that at all.
Title: Re: Hip hop fans
Post by: The Bonk on Tuesday 24 March 2015, 09:05:37 PM
Saw him stage dive off a bar here a few years ago, still trying to figure out how they managed to keep him upright. Hahaha....Action = Truth.
Title: Re: Hip hop fans
Post by: Astroblack on Tuesday 24 March 2015, 09:16:37 PM
I met Chance a couple of years ago. Bit of a weirdo. He was impressed I had heard 10 Day, though.

Action is dope. I think Dr. Lectar is his best work. Will be checking this new album out very soon.
Title: Re: Hip hop fans
Post by: Ian W on Tuesday 24 March 2015, 10:17:41 PM
That's quality, I haven't listened much to either of them.
Title: Re: Hip hop fans
Post by: Robbo on Wednesday 25 March 2015, 12:49:23 AM
With Chance, 10 Day and Acid Rap really grew on me but at the minute he seems to leaning more towards doing stuff with some jazz band or something. Might work I guess, but I haven't really liked any of the stuff he's put out since then
Title: Re: Hip hop fans
Post by: Mike on Wednesday 25 March 2015, 04:33:48 PM
Kendrick this, Kendrick that, my man Action just came all over America: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bVP_w1rQweE 

:lol: The man's a genius.

:lol: This s*** is :sweetjesus:
Title: Re: Hip hop fans
Post by: Ian W on Wednesday 25 March 2015, 04:50:49 PM
I love Action Bronson now, no idea why I haven't listened to him before now.
Title: Re: Hip hop fans
Post by: astraguy on Wednesday 25 March 2015, 09:16:32 PM
Kendrick this, Kendrick that, my man Action just came all over America: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bVP_w1rQweE 

:lol: The man's a genius.
Thats class  O0
https://youtu.be/7QxYmgCXxIw (https://youtu.be/7QxYmgCXxIw)
Title: Re: Hip hop fans
Post by: Jimburst on Thursday 26 March 2015, 11:45:11 AM
Can't believe bloody Mark Ronson produced that Action Bronson track :lol: Although it is poppy as f***.

Title: Re: Hip hop fans
Post by: The Bonk on Thursday 26 March 2015, 06:43:14 PM
Kendrick this, Kendrick that, my man Action just came all over America: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bVP_w1rQweE 

:lol: The man's a genius.

:lol: This s*** is :sweetjesus:

The greatest parody of Coming To America your eyes will see.
Title: Re: Hip hop fans
Post by: ManDoon on Saturday 4 April 2015, 12:39:01 AM
http://genius.com/eminem

This is really cool if you're into Em, he breaks down some of his lines and how he puts the syllables together and the rhyme schemes, guy's crazy.
Title: Re: Hip hop fans
Post by: Mike on Thursday 9 April 2015, 09:45:28 PM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rhyHeS5Vb2U
Title: Re: Hip hop fans
Post by: Belfast Mags on Thursday 9 April 2015, 09:49:59 PM
Never been in this thread before. I am new to Action Bronson. I am sad about this.
I need more Action :thup:
Title: Re: Hip hop fans
Post by: Super Duper Branko Strupar on Thursday 9 April 2015, 10:07:25 PM
We can tell that by your posts in the Lush Lasses thread.
Title: Re: Hip hop fans
Post by: Belfast Mags on Thursday 9 April 2015, 10:09:49 PM
 :lol: Well f***ing cheers for that

Carry on
Title: Re: Hip hop fans
Post by: Super Duper Branko Strupar on Saturday 25 April 2015, 04:04:39 PM
Haven't heard much of his stuff but giving this a blast tonight.

So far so good.
You need to go back and listen to the growth of him, kendrick Lamar EP, Overly dedicated, section 80 and good kid maad city.

I've only heard Good Kid m.A.A.d City and this. The others good too?
Section 80 in particular yes, especially given your ear ;)



:thup: Only recently got round to listening to this properly.
Title: Re: Hip hop fans
Post by: r0cafella on Saturday 25 April 2015, 04:17:43 PM
Haven't heard much of his stuff but giving this a blast tonight.

So far so good.
You need to go back and listen to the growth of him, kendrick Lamar EP, Overly dedicated, section 80 and good kid maad city.

I've only heard Good Kid m.A.A.d City and this. The others good too?
Section 80 in particular yes, especially given your ear ;)



:thup: Only recently got round to listening to this properly.
Glad you like it my friend :thup:
Title: Re: Hip hop fans
Post by: r0cafella on Thursday 28 May 2015, 08:47:25 PM
Asap rockys album has leaked but I haven't checked it out yet, has anyone heard it? If so what are your thoughts.

Dom Kennedy drops on the 2/6 which I will be checking for
Title: Re: Hip hop fans
Post by: Robbo on Friday 29 May 2015, 12:54:59 AM
Thought it was pretty weird first listen through, some of the beats are odd - too many beat switches halfway through songs for my liking. Listened through a couple more times and think it's pretty good actually.
Title: Re: Hip hop fans
Post by: r0cafella on Friday 29 May 2015, 06:50:30 PM
I'll check it out when I get a chance, :thup:
Title: Re: Hip hop fans
Post by: Slim on Saturday 30 May 2015, 05:28:50 PM
Mate told me he Rap's and I never really thought much of it.
After I went to one of his gig's I was really impressed.

https://soundcloud.com/angularman
Title: Re: Hip hop fans
Post by: r0cafella on Saturday 20 June 2015, 03:54:58 PM
Dom Kennedy's album is dope to me, perfect summertime music for those who vibe with the laid back style.

Title: Re: Hip hop fans
Post by: QuakesMag on Sunday 21 June 2015, 07:54:31 AM
I think the Arabic rap is f***ing incredible tbh. It's got the same vibe as hip hop in its heyday.
Title: Re: Hip hop fans
Post by: Ian W on Sunday 21 June 2015, 10:44:00 AM
I think the Arabic rap is f***ing incredible tbh. It's got the same vibe as hip hop in its heyday.

Any recommendations?
Title: Re: Hip hop fans
Post by: QuakesMag on Sunday 21 June 2015, 10:51:40 AM
MC Swat, Balti, General, Boikutt, Malikah

MC Swat is my favorite but I have quite a bit of bias.

Boikutt is the most talented of the bunch. He's a Palestinian rapper. Malikah Lynn is just f***ing hot, and has unbelievable presence. I saw her at the Voices of the Street Festival in Cairo in 2011. I was invited to observe it. The army came in with tanks before the festival kicked off, so the event was moved to a secret location within an hour. Given the s*** they just went through, her stage presence and her enthusiasm was incredible. Beautiful and supremely talented woman.
Title: Re: Hip hop fans
Post by: QuakesMag on Monday 22 June 2015, 10:20:47 AM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b4XjUoXIo70 (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b4XjUoXIo70)

Don't mind the broken English, Ian. It's the feeling in the song.
Title: Re: Hip hop fans
Post by: Lush Vlad on Monday 22 June 2015, 11:04:37 AM
I've found French Rap/Hip-Hop to be pretty awesome whenever I have heard it.  Anyone got any recommendations?
Title: Re: Hip hop fans
Post by: Ian W on Monday 22 June 2015, 11:55:05 AM
Thanks for that QuakesMag.

The only French rappers I know are the obvious ones, they're quite old now as well. Saian Supa Crew, MC Solaar etc. When I went to Montreal I picked up a couple of local albums as well.
Title: Re: Hip hop fans
Post by: Elric on Monday 22 June 2015, 01:32:43 PM
I've found French Rap/Hip-Hop to be pretty awesome whenever I have heard it.  Anyone got any recommendations?

Only one I've really listened to a great deal is Booba. He has some decent stuff, also has a Yoda tattoo on his hand :lol:
Title: Re: Hip hop fans
Post by: Gallowgate Toon on Monday 22 June 2015, 02:35:24 PM
Sexion D'assaut have some really good stuff.
Title: Re: Hip hop fans
Post by: TBG on Monday 22 June 2015, 02:42:10 PM
I've found French Rap/Hip-Hop to be pretty awesome whenever I have heard it.  Anyone got any recommendations?

Wesley Ngo Baheng
Title: Re: Hip hop fans
Post by: Astroblack on Monday 22 June 2015, 07:43:47 PM
I've found French Rap/Hip-Hop to be pretty awesome whenever I have heard it.  Anyone got any recommendations?

Only one I've really listened to a great deal is Booba. He has some decent stuff, also has a Yoda tattoo on his hand :lol:

Check out Jazz Liberators. French producers with famous rappers like Buckshot and Mos Def on their beats.

De La is another good French producer.
Title: Re: Hip hop fans
Post by: Elric on Monday 22 June 2015, 08:12:13 PM
I've found French Rap/Hip-Hop to be pretty awesome whenever I have heard it.  Anyone got any recommendations?

Only one I've really listened to a great deal is Booba. He has some decent stuff, also has a Yoda tattoo on his hand :lol:

Check out Jazz Liberators. French producers with famous rappers like Buckshot and Mos Def on their beats.

De La is another good French producer.

Will do man, cheers :thup:
Title: Re: Hip hop fans
Post by: Tomato Deuce on Monday 22 June 2015, 08:31:59 PM

https://youtu.be/7QxYmgCXxIw (https://youtu.be/7QxYmgCXxIw)

:thup:
Title: Re: Hip hop fans
Post by: Jimburst on Monday 22 June 2015, 09:04:27 PM
A bit of UK

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uH-2yjhC4vY
Title: Re: Hip hop fans
Post by: BlueStar on Thursday 9 July 2015, 02:39:57 PM
Expected this to be a cringe fest, was pleasantly surprised
https://youtu.be/FVHWxESdN4o
Title: Re: Hip hop fans
Post by: Tomato Deuce on Thursday 9 July 2015, 03:32:42 PM
Expected this to be a cringe fest, was pleasantly surprised
https://youtu.be/FVHWxESdN4o

I see you've been browsing reddit as well. :lol:


It's :notbad:
Title: Re: Hip hop fans
Post by: Tomato Deuce on Saturday 11 July 2015, 11:54:24 PM
Taking it back

http://youtu.be/KJAgGB7jKZU
Title: Re: Hip hop fans
Post by: Astroblack on Sunday 12 July 2015, 02:24:53 AM
First album I ever bought. Seven pound in Woolworths 1997. When I saw that video, I freaked. Would recreate scenes with my action figures.
Title: Re: Hip hop fans
Post by: Tomato Deuce on Sunday 12 July 2015, 02:51:08 AM
I've gotta lot of time for pre-megacunt Kanye:

http://youtu.be/tkFOBx6j0l8
Title: Re: Hip hop fans
Post by: r0cafella on Sunday 12 July 2015, 07:00:06 AM
I've gotta lot of time for pre-megacunt Kanye:

http://youtu.be/tkFOBx6j0l8
I miss them old Rocafella days.
Title: Re: Hip hop fans
Post by: Heron on Sunday 12 July 2015, 10:20:56 AM
Can anyone recommend a good old school cd for old hip hop / rap? Like sugarhill gang and s***
Title: Re: Hip hop fans
Post by: Heron on Sunday 12 July 2015, 10:21:46 AM
A compilation type might I add.
Title: Re: Hip hop fans
Post by: BlueStar on Sunday 12 July 2015, 12:46:11 PM
A compilation type might I add.

http://www.allmusic.com/album/street-jams-hip-hop-from-the-top-vol-1-4-mw0000186000
Title: Re: Hip hop fans
Post by: CFlan on Thursday 30 July 2015, 04:04:22 AM
Has anyone been following the Drake/Meek Mill stuff ? My respect for Drake just multiplied by 10 after hearing the diss track he dropped last night.
Title: Re: Hip hop fans
Post by: Segun Oluwaniyi on Thursday 30 July 2015, 02:54:38 PM
Has anyone been following the Drake/Meek Mill stuff ? My respect for Drake just multiplied by 10 after hearing the diss track he dropped last night.
Do you think one of them is guaranteed to be in ICU after they meet? Anyway, I prefer Meek Mill to Drake, who is extremely boring vocally, imo.

I always forget about the quality and quantity of good music that Outkast released over the years. This is one of my favourite tracks from them:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vXmqauitBkM
Title: Re: Hip hop fans
Post by: Mole_Toonfan on Thursday 30 July 2015, 03:05:10 PM
Has anyone been following the Drake/Meek Mill stuff ? My respect for Drake just multiplied by 10 after hearing the diss track he dropped last night.

Same :lol: I don't particularly like him or his work but i do respect him for the track. Genuinely thought he'd do the usual and not respond at first.

On Outkast, their quality of work is outstanding to me. Idlewild was a bit meh as far as studio albums are concerned but everything else was outstanding Speakerboxxx/The Love Below is definitely one of my favourite "double album" although i find it hard for anything to top Life After Death from Biggie as far as that is concerned but i might be a little bias.

Title: Re: Hip hop fans
Post by: Jimburst on Thursday 30 July 2015, 03:18:40 PM
Has anyone been following the Drake/Meek Mill stuff ? My respect for Drake just multiplied by 10 after hearing the diss track he dropped last night.
Do you think one of them is guaranteed to be in ICU after they meet? Anyway, I prefer Meek Mill to Drake, who is extremely boring vocally, imo.

I always forget about the quality and quantity of good music that Outkast released over the years. This is one of my favourite tracks from them:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vXmqauitBkM

:thup: Outrageously good song. Effortlessly cool.
Title: Re: Hip hop fans
Post by: CFlan on Thursday 30 July 2015, 03:36:46 PM
Love Outkast, especially their 90's stuff . Think I'm in the minority who prefers Big Boi to Andre.

On the Drake/Meek beef, I don't expect anyone to end up in ICU but Meek better respond with something quickly or his career may take a permanent dip.
Title: Re: Hip hop fans
Post by: B-more Mag on Thursday 30 July 2015, 03:45:50 PM
Outkast has had so many great hooks over the years, too.

Me and you
Your mamma and your cousin too
Rolling down the strip on Vogues
Coming up slamming Cadillac doors

Ah ha hush that fuss
Everybody move to the back of the bus
Do you wanna bump and shlump wit us
We the type of people make the club get crunk

etc.
Title: Re: Hip hop fans
Post by: Lush Vlad on Thursday 30 July 2015, 04:11:09 PM
Love Outkast, especially their 90's stuff . Think I'm in the minority who prefers Big Boi to Andre.

On the Drake/Meek beef, I don't expect anyone to end up in ICU but Meek better respond with something quickly or his career may take a permanent dip.

Fully agree.  Never been a massive fan of his since doing solo stuff on other artist's tracks.  I always thought Big Boi was far superior as a rapper and I much preferred his style and voice.  I love Outkast though.  Maybe my dislike for a lot of stuff Andre has done since is swaying my opinion a bit.
Title: Re: Hip hop fans
Post by: The Bonk on Thursday 30 July 2015, 04:33:24 PM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8KgNj1j7UCI
Title: Re: Hip hop fans
Post by: Tomato Deuce on Tuesday 4 August 2015, 04:15:45 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rZXvEcBKMT8


Not his best IMO, but I'm enjoying this one.
Title: Re: Hip hop fans
Post by: Mole_Toonfan on Tuesday 4 August 2015, 04:17:59 PM
I see Dre is actually releasing a new album this week :lol: not Detox though.  :laugh:
Title: Re: Hip hop fans
Post by: Astroblack on Tuesday 4 August 2015, 04:22:25 PM
Coincidently coincides with the release of the NWA movie. Anyone gonna watch it? I was never that into NWA or Dr Dre so I'm on the fence for now.
Title: Re: Hip hop fans
Post by: Mole_Toonfan on Tuesday 4 August 2015, 04:41:54 PM
Coincidently coincides with the release of the NWA movie. Anyone gonna watch it? I was never that into NWA or Dr Dre so I'm on the fence for now.

I will but have a feeling that it will be sugercoated quite a lot.
Title: Re: Hip hop fans
Post by: n4e on Thursday 6 August 2015, 04:35:33 PM
The video of drake performing back to back with the meme slideshow in the background  :spit:
Title: Re: Hip hop fans
Post by: QuakesMag on Thursday 6 August 2015, 11:42:11 PM
Coincidently coincides with the release of the NWA movie. Anyone gonna watch it? I was never that into NWA or Dr Dre so I'm on the fence for now.

I've been really looking forward to this one. Great story. I really hope they don't f*** this one up.
Title: Re: Hip hop fans
Post by: Kaizero on Friday 7 August 2015, 08:36:44 AM
Dre should've kept 2001 as his last album tbh. After my first listen Compton seems like a collection of average songs. Some cool beats though.

That said 2001 is basically one of the best albums ever made, so it'd have been an amazing feat by Dre to even get close to replicating some of that magic. I still have to say I expected something that, I don't know... felt more real? I don't really "believe" the songs, if that makes any kind of sense. But Dre (and guests) are completely different people compared to their 90s self, so I guess it would be harsh to expect them to sound like they used to now that they're all successful entrepreneurs with thriving businesses.
Title: Re: Hip hop fans
Post by: Mole_Toonfan on Friday 7 August 2015, 02:05:11 PM
Dre should've kept 2001 as his last album tbh. After my first listen Compton seems like a collection of average songs. Some cool beats though.

That said 2001 is basically one of the best albums ever made, so it'd have been an amazing feat by Dre to even get close to replicating some of that magic. I still have to say I expected something that, I don't know... felt more real? I don't really "believe" the songs, if that makes any kind of sense. But Dre (and guests) are completely different people compared to their 90s self, so I guess it would be harsh to expect them to sound like they used to now that they're all successful entrepreneurs with thriving businesses.

Just listened to it and i agree, it's a fine album and all and there's nothing really bad about it but i couldn't really relate to it. It didn't hit me like Chronic and 2001 did and it's not gonna be something i listen to in a years time for example.
Title: Re: Hip hop fans
Post by: Astroblack on Monday 10 August 2015, 06:11:48 PM
Top five dead or alive...

Blu
Nas
Jay-Z
MF Doom
Prodigy
Title: Re: Hip hop fans
Post by: Kanji on Monday 10 August 2015, 06:50:22 PM
Dre should've kept 2001 as his last album tbh. After my first listen Compton seems like a collection of average songs. Some cool beats though.

That said 2001 is basically one of the best albums ever made, so it'd have been an amazing feat by Dre to even get close to replicating some of that magic. I still have to say I expected something that, I don't know... felt more real? I don't really "believe" the songs, if that makes any kind of sense. But Dre (and guests) are completely different people compared to their 90s self, so I guess it would be harsh to expect them to sound like they used to now that they're all successful entrepreneurs with thriving businesses.

Just listened to it and i agree, it's a fine album and all and there's nothing really bad about it but i couldn't really relate to it. It didn't hit me like Chronic and 2001 did and it's not gonna be something i listen to in a years time for example.

Compton's a good album, Dre is the man. 2001 man, Xxplosive is one of my favorite chill rap songs ever.
Title: Re: Hip hop fans
Post by: CFlan on Monday 10 August 2015, 06:55:30 PM
Kendricks verses on Compton :megusta:
Title: Re: Hip hop fans
Post by: Mole_Toonfan on Monday 10 August 2015, 06:56:14 PM
Dre should've kept 2001 as his last album tbh. After my first listen Compton seems like a collection of average songs. Some cool beats though.

That said 2001 is basically one of the best albums ever made, so it'd have been an amazing feat by Dre to even get close to replicating some of that magic. I still have to say I expected something that, I don't know... felt more real? I don't really "believe" the songs, if that makes any kind of sense. But Dre (and guests) are completely different people compared to their 90s self, so I guess it would be harsh to expect them to sound like they used to now that they're all successful entrepreneurs with thriving businesses.

Just listened to it and i agree, it's a fine album and all and there's nothing really bad about it but i couldn't really relate to it. It didn't hit me like Chronic and 2001 did and it's not gonna be something i listen to in a years time for example.

Compton's a good album, Dre is the man. 2001 man, Xxplosive is one of my favorite chill rap songs ever.

After listening to it about a dozen times since the post i agree :lol: I mean i kinda of stand by what i said about not relating to it and only really Talking to my Diary did that for me but it is good.
Title: Re: Hip hop fans
Post by: Kaizero on Monday 10 August 2015, 07:04:18 PM
Dre should've kept 2001 as his last album tbh. After my first listen Compton seems like a collection of average songs. Some cool beats though.

That said 2001 is basically one of the best albums ever made, so it'd have been an amazing feat by Dre to even get close to replicating some of that magic. I still have to say I expected something that, I don't know... felt more real? I don't really "believe" the songs, if that makes any kind of sense. But Dre (and guests) are completely different people compared to their 90s self, so I guess it would be harsh to expect them to sound like they used to now that they're all successful entrepreneurs with thriving businesses.

Just listened to it and i agree, it's a fine album and all and there's nothing really bad about it but i couldn't really relate to it. It didn't hit me like Chronic and 2001 did and it's not gonna be something i listen to in a years time for example.

Compton's a good album, Dre is the man. 2001 man, Xxplosive is one of my favorite chill rap songs ever.

After listening to it about a dozen times since the post i agree :lol: I mean i kinda of stand by what i said about not relating to it and only really Talking to my Diary did that for me but it is good.

Yep, agree now after a few more listens, it's a good album. Feel disconnected to it still though. Kendrick perhaps the best guest on it. Still not anywhere near Chronic or 2001 levels though. I'd have liked to hear more of Dre's bravado being the best in the business even sixteen years after 2001. Some Still D.R.E s***.

Ladies, they pay homage, but haters say Dre fell off
How nigga My last album was "The Chronic"
They want to know if he still got it
They say rap's changed, they want to know how I feel about it
Dr. Dre is the name, I'm ahead of my game

:smitten:
Title: Re: Hip hop fans
Post by: CFlan on Monday 10 August 2015, 07:29:12 PM
The track with Ice Cube kinda feels like it might be one of those classic Dre tracks in a few years. I'd say the same about Deep Water but that'll remembered for Kendrick absolutely destroying it ala Em in Forgot about Dre.
Title: Re: Hip hop fans
Post by: Jimburst on Monday 10 August 2015, 07:36:43 PM
https://youtu.be/g4gGbU0qGLM

Something from Manchester, lovely old school vibe. UK hip hop is improving rapidly.
Title: Re: Hip hop fans
Post by: Lush Vlad on Tuesday 11 August 2015, 09:00:34 AM
Top five dead or alive...

Blu
Nas
Jay-Z
MF Doom
Prodigy


In no particular order:

Nas
DMX
Method Man
Busta Rhymes
2pac

I know there are far better lyricists out there than DMX or Busta Rhymes.  I only even have 2 albums by Busta and have far more from other rappers.  But I think it’s just pure nostalgia, as I loved both when I was a kid. 

Game and 50 just miss out.  Game as I don’t have enough of his to compare to the others and 50, because he went a bit s***. 

Oh and I would also agree with others that 2001 is one of the most enjoyable hip-hop albums ever.  Never really get bored of listening.  Same as 36 Chambers, they rarely get skipped when I’ve got shuffle on and  tracks from those albums come on.  Xxplosive and Tearz came on during my drive to work this morning, for example  O0

Just to finish, probably one for the guilty pleasures thread.  But again for nostalgia purposes, I still like a bit of Ja Rule :lol:
Title: Re: Hip hop fans
Post by: Kanji on Tuesday 11 August 2015, 10:55:15 AM
Rap is all about the nostalgia - got tons of time for Busta in his prime.

Jay, Nas, Big then a whole plethora of insanely good rappers in their prime. Eminem, Kanye when he's bothered (my beautiful dark twisted fantasy) Kendrick today. Etc.

Always enjoy hearing people's hip hop opinions.
Title: Hip hop fans
Post by: Kanji on Tuesday 11 August 2015, 10:56:25 AM
Wu will remain in my top forever. Triumph may be my favorite rap song ever and I could still rattle off every verse sober, at 5 am, 3 pm or 2 am and mortally drunk.
Title: Re: Hip hop fans
Post by: Ian W on Tuesday 11 August 2015, 10:57:57 AM
I would have to include people like Talib Kweli, Pharoahe Monch, Mos Def, Black Thought, Guru, GZA, even Chali 2na.

Pharoahe Monch is the best rapper I've seen live, no doubt. In a small venue he is unbelievable. Only enjoyed Jay Z gigs more.

Also some people you love because of the sound, rather than the lyrics. I would include people like Busta and Method Man in that group.

That's without getting into British rap.
Title: Re: Hip hop fans
Post by: Kanji on Tuesday 11 August 2015, 10:59:16 AM
Gangstar, Gza hell yeah. Masta Kills cuts deep too.
Title: Re: Hip hop fans
Post by: Ian W on Tuesday 11 August 2015, 11:01:04 AM
Masta Killa is underrated for sure, a couple of his songs are superb. Isn't there a Guru/Masta collaboration... Above the Clouds maybe? Could be wrong here.

On random Wu affiliates, Killah Priest has at least one good album, but not sure it aged that well.
Title: Re: Hip hop fans
Post by: Kanji on Tuesday 11 August 2015, 11:06:06 AM
Those Killarmy albums were nasty!  The shoot out was my personal favorite. Renegades, fair love and war.

That kills bees swarm album or whatever was an awesome affiliate album.
Title: Re: Hip hop fans
Post by: B-more Mag on Tuesday 11 August 2015, 11:30:46 AM
Kool Keith tends to get unfairly overlooked in best MC discussions. He's fantastic.
Title: Re: Hip hop fans
Post by: Cookie1892 on Tuesday 11 August 2015, 01:59:33 PM
im going to see Jermaine Dupri DJ in vegas next week
Title: Re: Hip hop fans
Post by: Ian W on Tuesday 11 August 2015, 02:15:10 PM
Kool Keith tends to get unfairly overlooked in best MC discussions. He's fantastic.

Good mention, he's mint.

Also Slick Rick.
Title: Re: Hip hop fans
Post by: Kaizero on Tuesday 11 August 2015, 07:56:51 PM
The first three are easy, then it's almost impossible. Pac, Biggie, Eminem and two of GZA, Rakim, Nas, Jay, Kanye, Ice Cube, DMX, KRS-One and Scarface.
Title: Re: Hip hop fans
Post by: Astroblack on Tuesday 11 August 2015, 08:05:53 PM
All the guys mentioned above are great. Some other talented underrated mc's imo are

tyler the Creator, AZ, Immortal Technique, Blu, MF Doom, Common, J Cole
Title: Re: Hip hop fans
Post by: Kaizero on Tuesday 11 August 2015, 08:07:30 PM
If we discount everything else, LL Cool J was quite good at one point in time.
Title: Re: Hip hop fans
Post by: Kaizero on Tuesday 11 August 2015, 08:08:02 PM
Tyler the Creator is a great shout.
Title: Re: Hip hop fans
Post by: Ian W on Tuesday 11 August 2015, 08:08:47 PM
J Cole's last album is superb for sure.

Joey Badass has potential to be up there, will be interesting to see what he does over the next few years. I thought Lupe Fiasco was going to turn out great but he lost his way a bit.
Title: Re: Hip hop fans
Post by: Astroblack on Tuesday 11 August 2015, 08:28:49 PM
I think Joey's okay. I feel like people are trying to make him into something he's not. I've read articles comparing him to MF Doom and Nas. If I was going to compare him, it'd be to Big L. Meechy Darko from Flatbush Zombies is probably my favorite up and comer right now. Forgot to mention Homeboy Sandman who is a real interesting rapper.

If anyone is a fan of Kendrick or J Cole, I highly suggest listening to Blu. IMO the best rapper I've ever heard. He's got an incredible catalog that I'd seriously put up there with Jay-Z and instead of signing to majors and playing "the game" he's released almost everything for free. To me, he's even more Kanye West than Kanye West is and if the machine was behind him, people would say he was the greatest of all time.

His best albums

Below the Heavens
Herfavoritecolor
Soul Amazing 1
Soul Amazing 2
No York
j e s u s
Give me my flowers While I can Smell them(Look for the original although the updated version is good too)
Johnson & Johnson
Lifted
Title: Re: Hip hop fans
Post by: r0cafella on Tuesday 11 August 2015, 08:33:43 PM
The first three are easy, then it's almost impossible. Pac, Biggie, Eminem and two of GZA, Rakim, Nas, Jay, Kanye, Ice Cube, DMX, KRS-One and Scarface.
Lol at Kaiz putting Eminem above Nas and Jay.
Title: Re: Hip hop fans
Post by: Kaizero on Tuesday 11 August 2015, 08:38:16 PM
The first three are easy, then it's almost impossible. Pac, Biggie, Eminem and two of GZA, Rakim, Nas, Jay, Kanye, Ice Cube, DMX, KRS-One and Scarface.
Lol at Kaiz putting Eminem above Nas and Jay.

Nah. Just listen to Eminem slay Jay on Renegade. No contest.
Title: Re: Hip hop fans
Post by: r0cafella on Tuesday 11 August 2015, 08:39:16 PM
The first three are easy, then it's almost impossible. Pac, Biggie, Eminem and two of GZA, Rakim, Nas, Jay, Kanye, Ice Cube, DMX, KRS-One and Scarface.
Lol at Kaiz putting Eminem above Nas and Jay.

Nah. Just listen to Eminem slay Jay on Renegade. No contest.
So one song is more relevant than a 20 year catalogue? :lol:

Your better than this Kaiz
Title: Re: Hip hop fans
Post by: Kaizero on Tuesday 11 August 2015, 08:41:15 PM
The first three are easy, then it's almost impossible. Pac, Biggie, Eminem and two of GZA, Rakim, Nas, Jay, Kanye, Ice Cube, DMX, KRS-One and Scarface.
Lol at Kaiz putting Eminem above Nas and Jay.

Nah. Just listen to Eminem slay Jay on Renegade. No contest.
So one song is more relevant than a 20 year catalogue? :lol:

Your better than this Kaiz

It was a question of which five rappers dead or alive I thought was best. For me, Eminem is better than Jay-Z both in action and in discography. Eminem would be near perfect without the disgrace that was Relapse.
Title: Re: Hip hop fans
Post by: r0cafella on Tuesday 11 August 2015, 08:42:39 PM
The first three are easy, then it's almost impossible. Pac, Biggie, Eminem and two of GZA, Rakim, Nas, Jay, Kanye, Ice Cube, DMX, KRS-One and Scarface.
Lol at Kaiz putting Eminem above Nas and Jay.

Nah. Just listen to Eminem slay Jay on Renegade. No contest.
So one song is more relevant than a 20 year catalogue? :lol:

Your better than this Kaiz

It was a question of which five rappers dead or alive I thought was best. For me, Eminem is better than Jay-Z both in action and in discography. Eminem would be near perfect without the disgrace that was Relapse.
I disagree entirely but this is the beauty of Hip hop and forums.

Although Jay has stained his legacy with these albums post retirement.
Title: Re: Hip hop fans
Post by: Super Duper Branko Strupar on Tuesday 11 August 2015, 08:43:14 PM
Anyone omitting LL from the top 5 is wrong. Kurupt, too.
Title: Re: Hip hop fans
Post by: Super Duper Branko Strupar on Tuesday 11 August 2015, 08:44:53 PM
Actually, nah. Kurupt ain't top 5. Not far off it, though.
Title: Re: Hip hop fans
Post by: Kaizero on Tuesday 11 August 2015, 08:45:02 PM
The first three are easy, then it's almost impossible. Pac, Biggie, Eminem and two of GZA, Rakim, Nas, Jay, Kanye, Ice Cube, DMX, KRS-One and Scarface.
Lol at Kaiz putting Eminem above Nas and Jay.

Nah. Just listen to Eminem slay Jay on Renegade. No contest.
So one song is more relevant than a 20 year catalogue? :lol:

Your better than this Kaiz

It was a question of which five rappers dead or alive I thought was best. For me, Eminem is better than Jay-Z both in action and in discography. Eminem would be near perfect without the disgrace that was Relapse.
I disagree entirely but this is the beauty of Hip hop and forums.

Although Jay has stained his legacy with these albums post retirement.

Would be s*** if everyone had the same taste. :thup: For me, when it comes to these two, I still listen to most of Eminem's work whilst with Jay it's just a few songs.
Title: Re: Hip hop fans
Post by: Kaizero on Tuesday 11 August 2015, 08:46:11 PM
Anyone omitting LL from the top 5 is wrong. Kurupt, too.

At one point I was gonna do the music video for this:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FnqPsBgf634

But they refused my proposed budget and now my life still sucks. That said they never did make a music video so f*** them.
Title: Re: Hip hop fans
Post by: r0cafella on Tuesday 11 August 2015, 08:46:41 PM
The first three are easy, then it's almost impossible. Pac, Biggie, Eminem and two of GZA, Rakim, Nas, Jay, Kanye, Ice Cube, DMX, KRS-One and Scarface.
Lol at Kaiz putting Eminem above Nas and Jay.

Nah. Just listen to Eminem slay Jay on Renegade. No contest.
So one song is more relevant than a 20 year catalogue? :lol:

Your better than this Kaiz

It was a question of which five rappers dead or alive I thought was best. For me, Eminem is better than Jay-Z both in action and in discography. Eminem would be near perfect without the disgrace that was Relapse.
I disagree entirely but this is the beauty of Hip hop and forums.

Although Jay has stained his legacy with these albums post retirement.

Would be s*** if everyone had the same taste. :thup: For me, when it comes to these two, I still listen to most of Eminem's work whilst with Jay it's just a few songs.
:thup:

Title: Re: Hip hop fans
Post by: Kanji on Tuesday 11 August 2015, 08:53:37 PM
Kurupt on Xxplosive - :lol: amazing.

Also, Jay's mic dropping moment will forever be U Don't Know. Anyone ever see him do it live? Even better. “I. Will. Not. Lose. Ever. Fucka.”

I was lucky enough to see the Watch the Throne tour and it was the greatest rap show I've ever been to. Ever.
Title: Re: Hip hop fans
Post by: Tooj on Tuesday 11 August 2015, 09:02:45 PM
The DOC's first album before that car crash man.

The Grand Finale. :sweetjesus:
Title: Re: Hip hop fans
Post by: Super Duper Branko Strupar on Tuesday 11 August 2015, 09:50:27 PM
Kurupt on Xxplosive - :lol: amazing.

Also, Jay's mic dropping moment will forever be U Don't Know. Anyone ever see him do it live? Even better. “I. Will. Not. Lose. Ever. Fucka.”

I was lucky enough to see the Watch the Throne tour and it was the greatest rap show I've ever been to. Ever.

Kurupt on Aint No Fun. Amazing.
Title: Re: Hip hop fans
Post by: Segun Oluwaniyi on Wednesday 12 August 2015, 08:04:51 PM
It is difficult to name a strict top five, tbh (Especially strictly in terms of American rap, and discounting grime, Caribbean music, afrobeats/African hip-hop, etc.). In terms of what I've listened to the most over the years, it is definitely Nas, Jay-Z, and the Clipse (Malice/Pusha). I can recite entire albums from these artists verbatim, so it is difficult to list anyone else as my favourite, tbh. :lol: I am also a massive fan of UGK and Outkast. Camp Lo's debut album, Uptown Saturday Night is one of favourites, though I cannot speak too much for the work that followed it.

Anyone here a fan of Los? I seems as though, I've been hearing his mixtapes and freestyles for a decade now, but he has never really made it in terms of being a major star. He definitely has the talent. I was a bit disappointed by his new album, tbh. It's just O.K. (the mixtapes are better), but I enjoy this track:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V8XTe0ec9Zo
Title: Re: Hip hop fans
Post by: Super Duper Branko Strupar on Wednesday 12 August 2015, 11:29:11 PM
Loving Compton, like. So glad it's so good.
Title: Re: Hip hop fans
Post by: Super Duper Branko Strupar on Wednesday 12 August 2015, 11:37:59 PM
Oh my God 'All in a Day's Work' is mega.
Title: Hip hop fans
Post by: Kanji on Thursday 13 August 2015, 04:46:26 AM
It is difficult to name a strict top five, tbh (Especially strictly in terms of American rap, and discounting grime, Caribbean music, afrobeats/African hip-hop, etc.). In terms of what I've listened to the most over the years, it is definitely Nas, Jay-Z, and the Clipse (Malice/Pusha). I can recite entire albums from these artists verbatim, so it is difficult to list anyone else as my favourite, tbh. :lol: I am also a massive fan of UGK and Outkast. Camp Lo's debut album, Uptown Saturday Night is one of favourites, though I cannot speak too much for the work that followed it.


Big man, I'm with you.

Clipse were incredible: freedom, popular demand, champion list goes on. Massive Pusha fan from all his mix tapes and one offs to his debut album which I still listen to regularly: king push, numbers on the boards, nosestaliga, my god...

I'm from Florida so we're big on dirty south hip hop so I'm all about Outkast and Goodie Mob.

And Camp Lo! That entire album is a classic. Luchini is a song that gets me hype all the time. Love rest of album. Only one dj in Orlando still will throw it on at the bar I used to go and was in there recently and he threw it on again which was cool as s*** - glad he remembered me. They've got a similar to that album cover in the bar (or Marvin Gaye album it was inspired by) on the wall which is awesome.
Title: Re: Hip hop fans
Post by: Astroblack on Thursday 13 August 2015, 06:09:32 AM
Man, I love Clipse. Always thought it was an interesting dynamic - Coke raps over lush Neptunes production. Works so well. Lord Willin is also such a complete album. Not a skippable track on there. May even say it's underrated.

Love a two man group - Tribe, Mobb Deep, EPMD, Little Brother, Blackstar
Title: Re: Hip hop fans
Post by: Tomato Deuce on Thursday 13 August 2015, 04:23:19 PM
Lil Dicky's killing it :lol:

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=LlU4FuIJT2k
Title: Re: Hip hop fans
Post by: Ian W on Thursday 13 August 2015, 05:24:12 PM
Love a two man group - Tribe, Mobb Deep, EPMD, Little Brother, Blackstar

Love Little Brother as well, that Life of the Party song was amazing.

I think the Blackstar album might be my favourite ever hip hop album. Tracking it on vinyl on eBay at the moment.
Title: Re: Hip hop fans
Post by: Segun Oluwaniyi on Saturday 22 August 2015, 01:35:07 AM
Man, I love Clipse. Always thought it was an interesting dynamic - Coke raps over lush Neptunes production. Works so well. Lord Willin is also such a complete album. Not a skippable track on there. May even say it's underrated.

Love a two man group - Tribe, Mobb Deep, EPMD, Little Brother, Blackstar
Yeah, Lord Willin' is one of my favourite albums. Virigina, Grindin, I'm Not You, Young Boy, etc. are all classic tracks. The production on Hell Hath no Fury is incredible as well, all of the tracks are interesting musically.
It is difficult to name a strict top five, tbh (Especially strictly in terms of American rap, and discounting grime, Caribbean music, afrobeats/African hip-hop, etc.). In terms of what I've listened to the most over the years, it is definitely Nas, Jay-Z, and the Clipse (Malice/Pusha). I can recite entire albums from these artists verbatim, so it is difficult to list anyone else as my favourite, tbh. :lol: I am also a massive fan of UGK and Outkast. Camp Lo's debut album, Uptown Saturday Night is one of favourites, though I cannot speak too much for the work that followed it.


Big man, I'm with you.

Clipse were incredible: freedom, popular demand, champion list goes on. Massive Pusha fan from all his mix tapes and one offs to his debut album which I still listen to regularly: king push, numbers on the boards, nosestaliga, my god...

I'm from Florida so we're big on dirty south hip hop so I'm all about Outkast and Goodie Mob.

And Camp Lo! That entire album is a classic. Luchini is a song that gets me hype all the time. Love rest of album. Only one dj in Orlando still will throw it on at the bar I used to go and was in there recently and he threw it on again which was cool as s*** - glad he remembered me. They've got a similar to that album cover in the bar (or Marvin Gaye album it was inspired by) on the wall which is awesome.
I've always been more of a fan of Malice, tbh. Pusha has better punch-lines and flashier style, but Malice always had a harsher tone and more meaningful lyrics. They complement each other well.

Brus, Luchini, Coolie High, and Black Nostalgick are all incredible tracks. Sonny Cheeba might have the best voice in hip-hop, even though most people cannot understand what he is saying 90 percent of the time. :lol:
Title: Re: Hip hop fans
Post by: Kanji on Sunday 23 August 2015, 01:16:56 AM
Gonna go to that bar tonight Bab, will see if that cover is still up. Will snag a pic if so.
Title: Re: Hip hop fans
Post by: Tomato Deuce on Saturday 29 August 2015, 12:16:11 AM
http://youtu.be/tg6Z6slaJxs
Title: Re: Hip hop fans
Post by: BlueStar on Thursday 1 October 2015, 12:35:31 PM
Do like a bit of Dan Bull

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3rP_V07Cp6I
Title: Re: Hip hop fans
Post by: Bowie on Thursday 1 October 2015, 12:55:42 PM
Anyone get into the Vince Staples album that came out a couple month back? Absolutely love it.
Title: Re: Hip hop fans
Post by: B-more Mag on Thursday 1 October 2015, 09:03:48 PM
Anyone get into the Vince Staples album that came out a couple month back? Absolutely love it.

Yeah, it's very good. I think a posted a track or two in the "what are you listening to" thread a while back, not sure though. The production is fantastic.
Title: Re: Hip hop fans
Post by: Kanji on Thursday 1 October 2015, 09:12:30 PM
It ain't good rap...but it's fun rap.

People absolutely losing their god damn mind around here partying when Fetty Wap comes on. :lol:

Whilst in Vegas, dudes who don't even know eachother were just giving eachother high fives and pounds and s*** when Trap Queen came on. :lol: god i love rap.
Title: Re: Hip hop fans
Post by: BlueStar on Thursday 5 November 2015, 10:25:56 AM
Off to see DJ Format & Abdominal at Hoochie Coochie tomorrow

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8Ey7sm7EQMo
Title: Re: Hip hop fans
Post by: Ian W on Thursday 5 November 2015, 10:37:39 AM
Wow, saw them live about 10 years ago, he's a good rapper but I sometimes find his songs a bit cheesy.
Title: Re: Hip hop fans
Post by: LoveItIfWeBeatU on Thursday 5 November 2015, 10:38:26 AM
Public Enemy are the support on The Prodigy's UK tour. Newcastle Arena on the 26th of November.
Title: Re: Hip hop fans
Post by: Astroblack on Thursday 5 November 2015, 04:11:39 PM
Anyone check out the MED, Blu and Madlib project- Bad Neighbor? Bought it last week and I've listening to it since. Got a few filler tracks but the one with MF Doom, Aloe Blacc, Mayor Hawthorne(who btw should be all over the radio and TV) and Phonte are standouts.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-H_ZlxcUS9k

You hipster mahfuckers should be all over this.

Title: Re: Hip hop fans
Post by: The Bonk on Thursday 5 November 2015, 04:33:15 PM
:thup: Been bumping it today.
Title: Re: Hip hop fans
Post by: Mike on Thursday 5 November 2015, 04:41:28 PM
Gave up in the first verse.
Title: Re: Hip hop fans
Post by: Astroblack on Thursday 5 November 2015, 04:50:31 PM
Doom's an acquired taste but I can assure you he's one of the best rappers ever! He's like your favorite rapper's favorite rapper.
Title: Re: Hip hop fans
Post by: r0cafella on Thursday 5 November 2015, 08:13:17 PM
Doom's an acquired taste but I can assure you he's one of the best rappers ever! He's like your favorite rapper's favorite rapper.
So many rappers claim that title [emoji38]
Title: Re: Hip hop fans
Post by: Astroblack on Thursday 5 November 2015, 08:17:31 PM
Seriously though. Mos Def has videos on youtube covering his songs. Nas has also sung his praises. A lot of the younger generation like Tyler, Earl and Joey Badass. The first time I heard Doom I loved his beats but had no idea what he was saying. Seven years later and I think he's a genius. he's also put out incredible music consistently for 10 years plus.
Title: Re: Hip hop fans
Post by: B-more Mag on Thursday 5 November 2015, 08:35:17 PM
Anyone check out the MED, Blu and Madlib project- Bad Neighbor? Bought it last week and I've listening to it since. Got a few filler tracks but the one with MF Doom, Aloe Blacc, Mayor Hawthorne(who btw should be all over the radio and TV) and Phonte are standouts.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-H_ZlxcUS9k

You hipster mahfuckers should be all over this.

Ahem.

http://www.newcastle-online.org/nufcforum/index.php/topic,4603.msg5757798.html#msg5757798

Hip-hop is music too, you know.
Title: Re: Hip hop fans
Post by: Vedder on Thursday 5 November 2015, 10:18:44 PM
Off to see DJ Format & Abdominal at Hoochie Coochie tomorrow

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8Ey7sm7EQMo

Ah, can't believe I missed this before it sold out. Saw them at the Other Rooms 10 years ago, after watching Solano score the only goal for us vs Arsenal. Great day!
Title: Re: Hip hop fans
Post by: Kaizero on Monday 9 November 2015, 05:23:25 PM
This will mean nothing to pretty much all of you, but Karpe Diem just killed the Norwegian hip-hop scene with their latest drop. Three songs just tearing apart our shitty racist government and the white supremacy in the leader positions in Norway and the everyday racism and fear of foreigners in our white trash basement dwellers which put our current government there in the first place. f***ing amazing music videos as well, when he spray tans the white men, f***. I'm in love.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0f1E7Qnm_Sc
(It's easy being a rebel in your basement)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NQgj8iZfxvI
(White men nearing 50)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jPHOi6EyRgU
(Au Pair)

:smitten:
Title: Re: Hip hop fans
Post by: Tomato Deuce on Thursday 4 February 2016, 03:41:09 PM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WydS8bIKjVo
Title: Re: Hip hop fans
Post by: Kaizero on Friday 5 February 2016, 11:45:53 AM
Sometimes I'm saddened that you guys don't know Norwegian so you can't witness the absolute glory of Karpe Diem's newest (ongoing) album/video project. Redefining hip-hop for me. Shitttt.

https://youtu.be/qJpUfuTKRVM
Title: Re: Hip hop fans
Post by: Kaizero on Friday 5 February 2016, 11:55:32 AM
f***ing so pleased, man. Given me renewed hope in the genre. Songs with meaning and political depth rather than "I party, drive cars and f*** bitches".

f*** modern hip hop in general is so s***, man.
Title: Re: Hip hop fans
Post by: Lush Vlad on Friday 5 February 2016, 11:58:51 AM
Yep.  I was listening to Stillmatic the other day.  It's just track after track of greatness. 

Then I flicked on Radio 1 and some new Kendrick Lemar was on there.  It was absolutely brutal.  I don't actually mind him, either.  It was just the new track was s*** and it reminded me of how bad a lot of hip hop is these days. 

I'm probably missing out and it does get repetitive.  But a lot of my albums are from early 00's and before.  I'm pretty behind the times with all my music, TBH.  Hip hop especially. 
Title: Re: Hip hop fans
Post by: Kaizero on Friday 5 February 2016, 12:06:25 PM
I'm also stuck in the 90s/Early 00s when it comes to hip hop, tbf :lol: We might just be turning into grumpy old men.
Title: Re: Hip hop fans
Post by: B-more Mag on Friday 5 February 2016, 01:42:31 PM
I'm also stuck in the 90s/Early 00s when it comes to hip hop, tbf :lol: We might just be turning into grumpy old men.

You're more modern than me by about a decade, so you've got that going for you. :lol: Last week I was playing old BDP, Gang Starr, Ultramagnetic MCs, and Just-Ice.
Title: Re: Hip hop fans
Post by: Mike on Friday 5 February 2016, 02:31:36 PM
I'm also stuck in the 90s/Early 00s when it comes to hip hop, tbf :lol: We might just be turning into grumpy old men.

You're more modern than me by about a decade, so you've got that going for you. :lol: Last week I was playing old BDP, Gang Starr, Ultramagnetic MCs, and Just-Ice.

:lol: I listened to Egypt, Egypt like eight times the other day.
Title: Re: Hip hop fans
Post by: Astroblack on Friday 5 February 2016, 03:48:42 PM
BADBADNOTGOOD are pretty dope. Dope album with Ghostface - Sour Soul
Title: Re: Hip hop fans
Post by: Tomato Deuce on Friday 5 February 2016, 08:22:38 PM
My hip hop name would be Ghostface ManteKilla
Title: Re: Hip hop fans
Post by: CFlan on Sunday 10 April 2016, 09:31:34 PM
Saw this today, he looks awful :(

http://youtu.be/iojj4whdYnY
Title: Re: Hip hop fans
Post by: Mike on Sunday 10 April 2016, 09:38:37 PM
Jesus.
Title: Re: Hip hop fans
Post by: toon25 on Sunday 10 April 2016, 11:24:32 PM
Akala.

Absolutely superb, enlightening stuff. Opened up the genre for me.

Love the guy and seemingly share a lot of common interests.
Title: Re: Hip hop fans
Post by: Ndegwa on Monday 11 April 2016, 01:26:26 AM
Akala.

Absolutely superb, enlightening stuff. Opened up the genre for me.

Love the guy and seemingly share a lot of common interests.

:thup:

I'm good friends with his brother, had the pleasure of meeting him and talking life and music on a number of occasions. One of the most humble and enlightened people you could meet. Proper talented family they are, his sister is Miss Dynamite and my friend is an extremely talented drum & bass producer and DJ.
Title: Re: Hip hop fans
Post by: Lush Vlad on Monday 11 April 2016, 09:25:20 AM
Sad seeing DMX like that.  Talk about a flawed genius.  Along with Nas, Eminem, 50, Dre and a few others.  DMX was on repeat in my bedroom, for a good few years when I was growing up.  Absolutely love him, man. 

He's completely p*ssed his career away, though.  I doubt he sees 50  :'(

Only heard bits and pieces of Akala.  I remember ages ago, he used the sample from Tomcraft - Loneliness, on one of his tracks.  That was an absolute banger.  He always speaks really eloquently when I've seen him being interviewed.  Comes across really well. 
Title: Re: Hip hop fans
Post by: Ndegwa on Thursday 14 April 2016, 01:27:08 PM
I know this is a few months old now, but couldn't see this posted anywhere.

I'm not a massive fan of Charlie Sloth's desperate attempts to fit in with supposed black culture (the way he speaks, dresses etc...I can tell you as a Londoner that has elements of his accent, it's so forced it's painful) but I can't deny how much he's done for the UK hip hop/grime scene (similar to Westwood) when it comes to putting guys on and exposing them to a wider audience. Fire in the Booth is a great example of that, and with Akala's, I think this FITB is lyrically the best so far. Wretch is a f***ing machine with wordplay. Avelino (first guy) goes in as well, he'll be doing good things in the scene imo. If you ain't seen this and you're into your UK hip hop/grime...I'm sure you'll love this.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7nnLBzzQk-I

Title: Re: Hip hop fans
Post by: Kanji on Thursday 14 April 2016, 04:07:35 PM
Casey Veggies is getting a ton of play right now on my speakers. Love the album.
Title: Re: Hip hop fans
Post by: Ian W on Thursday 14 April 2016, 05:50:17 PM
That's a great video, love Wretch. Saw him at a petrol station in Holloway once, fascinating I know.

I've never listened to the other guy, will investigate.
Title: Re: Hip hop fans
Post by: r0cafella on Thursday 14 April 2016, 06:42:28 PM
Casey Veggies is getting a ton of play right now on my speakers. Love the album.
Can't stop listening to Dom Kennedy personally, both old and new-ish
Title: Re: Hip hop fans
Post by: Lush Vlad on Friday 15 April 2016, 08:44:08 AM
Ian, Degs.  What's your views on Bugzy Malone?  I haven't really bothered with grime and UK artists, since I was at school about 10 years ago.  But I listened to a load of his stuff the other day and a lot of it was class.  Seems to spend most of his tracks having a go at Chipmunk.  Which is fine by me!  But his Manc accent, actually worked really well and it was a bit different.
Title: Re: Hip hop fans
Post by: Ian W on Friday 15 April 2016, 10:40:29 AM
Haven't listened to him but I will.

Chipmunk is actually alright, I don't listen to him but he's not as awful as I assumed. Saw him on a track with Stormzy and it was decent.

Circa 2003 all I listened to was UK hip hop - Taskforce, Phi Life Cypher, Mark B & Blade, Blak Twang, Jehst, Rodney P, people like that. Used to love Doc Brown before he became a comedian, and his mate Yungun. But that was before grime came along and eclipsed everything.

Those UK artists really struggled to move with the times, I think because their life's work went into the one album they finally manager to get published. And they couldn't just push out a track on their Soundcloud page like you can now.

I'm trying to get more into new UK stuff though, heard this guy called Elf Kid from Lewisham who is class. I am a bit too old for it but it has the energy of new music that is missing from people who have been around years.
Title: Re: Hip hop fans
Post by: Ian W on Friday 15 April 2016, 10:47:07 AM
Actually on accents, I remember a few UK artists who had brilliant ones. Asaviour who I think was from the midlands somewhere, Scorzayze and Cappo from Nottingham, Braintax from Leeds (I think). Showing my age now :lol:
Title: Re: Hip hop fans
Post by: Bowie on Friday 15 April 2016, 03:32:39 PM
I was just about to ask you about Braintax, Ian. Biro Funk is one of my favourite ever UK Hip Hop albums, along with The Unknown by Mark B & Blade, Boy in Da Corner, Run Come Save Me etc. Are you a fan of Skinnyman?
Title: Re: Hip hop fans
Post by: Bowie on Friday 15 April 2016, 03:33:43 PM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KHvj1TGHx6g

Majestic.
Title: Re: Hip hop fans
Post by: The College Dropout on Friday 15 April 2016, 03:45:03 PM
Would figure Ian W is a massive J Cole fan. Everything is setup perfectly on paper but the execution and just the fundamentals are lacking. 

If you were into 90's commercial East Coast hip hop Nore's Drink Champs podcast is worth checking out although the DMX interview posted above is awful.
Title: Re: Hip hop fans
Post by: Ian W on Friday 15 April 2016, 03:53:03 PM
Aye I love J Cole, don't you like him?
Title: Re: Hip hop fans
Post by: Ian W on Friday 15 April 2016, 03:58:28 PM
I was just about to ask you about Braintax, Ian. Biro Funk is one of my favourite ever UK Hip Hop albums, along with The Unknown by Mark B & Blade, Boy in Da Corner, Run Come Save Me etc. Are you a fan of Skinnyman?

I loved The Unknown at the time, played it to death. I don't think it's really listenable now though, much like a lot of the music from that time.

Braintax I liked for a while then grew to like him less. That Riviera Hustle with Jehst is a fantastic song though - "pop a cork fill a glass, anthill mob with the illest cars, still doing bank jobs in a gorilla mask, so I can buy my other half a chinchilla scarf, chilling with my honey dip in a vanilla bath". All time classic verses that :lol:
Title: Re: Hip hop fans
Post by: The College Dropout on Friday 15 April 2016, 04:43:49 PM
He's like Diet Coke.  Wants to be one part Nas one part preppy era Kanye and fails miserably at both. I do like some of his work but overall I don't see a top artist.  And he's not getting any better. I don't think he's built on anything they've done in any way except do it for a different generation - just not as well.

I've long liked Birmingham's Devilman.  Bugzy is decent as well.
Title: Re: Hip hop fans
Post by: Ian W on Friday 15 April 2016, 05:31:27 PM
I never really thought of it like that, I just like his style and his lyrics are pretty high quality. It didn't occur to me that he was trying to be anything. I'm not saying he's an all-time great or anything but he's one of the best of this generation IMO. A bit like I though Lupe could be before he massively failed.
Title: Re: Hip hop fans
Post by: The College Dropout on Friday 15 April 2016, 05:52:57 PM
I never really thought of it like that, I just like his style and his lyrics are pretty high quality. It didn't occur to me that he was trying to be anything. I'm not saying he's an all-time great or anything but he's one of the best of this generation IMO. A bit like I though Lupe could be before he massively failed.

Fair enough, find it derivative. Lupe never managed to fulfil his potential either but at least he brought something new to the table. The density of his lyrics where unparalleled. Probably 5 years ahead of his time.
Title: Re: Hip hop fans
Post by: Ndegwa on Monday 18 April 2016, 04:21:14 PM
Ian, Degs.  What's your views on Bugzy Malone?  I haven't really bothered with grime and UK artists, since I was at school about 10 years ago.  But I listened to a load of his stuff the other day and a lot of it was class.  Seems to spend most of his tracks having a go at Chipmunk.  Which is fine by me!  But his Manc accent, actually worked really well and it was a bit different.

I rated him a few years ago when he came out with the first few freestyles (his Fire in the Booth is worth a watch), and a couple of his tracks are decent (M.E.N. has got a nice storytelling vibe to it and a good beat, Bronson the same). The beef with Chip rattled him, first couple sends were good then he lost the plot, started repeating himself and running out of content. That's now affected his tunes as well, he repeats himself far too much, and his attempt at a club banger (Mosh Pit Gang) was laughable tbh. He's alright, but I'm not keeping a close eye on him atm. The Manc accent's novelty wears off after a while, or it did for me anyway.
Title: Re: Hip hop fans
Post by: Ndegwa on Monday 18 April 2016, 04:24:37 PM
I never really thought of it like that, I just like his style and his lyrics are pretty high quality. It didn't occur to me that he was trying to be anything. I'm not saying he's an all-time great or anything but he's one of the best of this generation IMO. A bit like I though Lupe could be before he massively failed.

He's not trying to be anything  :lol: I don't rate Cole as highly as some do but that bollocks about 'fundamentals' and 'execution' is, well, bollocks.
Title: Re: Hip hop fans
Post by: Ndegwa on Friday 29 April 2016, 09:24:05 PM
Anyone got Drake's new release, Views? Feeling it a lot so far, couple filler tunes for the charts but love that dark sound OVO are exploring at the moment. Couple tunes that I know will be growers as well. Considering I used to fully hate on the guy, I've not been this excited for any music release for a while.

Mixed reviews elsewhere it seems.
Title: Re: Hip hop fans
Post by: Kaizero on Friday 29 April 2016, 09:27:44 PM
I hate Drake due to him being a fake ass f***er, so I don't listen to anything he puts out on purpose. f*** him and all he stands for.
Title: Re: Hip hop fans
Post by: nemtizz on Friday 29 April 2016, 09:29:02 PM
Saw this today, he looks awful :(

http://youtu.be/iojj4whdYnY

Saw this last week and had to turn it off 20 seconds in. Awful to see him like that, man.

Any excuse to post this:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v-J_BuumkuU
Title: Re: Hip hop fans
Post by: Ndegwa on Friday 29 April 2016, 09:39:03 PM
I hate Drake due to him being a fake ass f***er, so I don't listen to anything he puts out on purpose. f*** him and all he stands for.

I used to feel exactly like that. I used to be one of them 'he's fake' or 'it ain't real hip-hop' (whatever that is) kinda guys. Then I actually took the time to listen to his music and what he's saying and it was an eye (or ear) opener.
It took me a while to admit that he's a quality artist, seriously good. He bites peoples' styles (all artists do to some extent) yes, has done a lot of posturing (which he's admitted)...but he's this weird paradoxical dynamic of an ultra-confident, super-insecure, openly soft, wannabe tough hip-hop artist well outside the confines of hip-hop. Some of his music is real pioneering stuff, it really is. As a lover of hip hop, and music, I'm glad I gave his stuff the time of day. I love the fact he doesn't give a s*** what anyone thinks, then subsequently tells everyone how much of a s*** he gives about what they think in his music  :lol: :lol: he's real, in his own kinda weird way.
Title: Re: Hip hop fans
Post by: Ian W on Friday 29 April 2016, 10:06:58 PM
How's he fake? I don't know his story, but I can't help liking his music.
Title: Re: Hip hop fans
Post by: Kaizero on Friday 29 April 2016, 10:22:15 PM
I hate Drake due to him being a fake ass f***er, so I don't listen to anything he puts out on purpose. f*** him and all he stands for.

I used to feel exactly like that. I used to be one of them 'he's fake' or 'it ain't real hip-hop' (whatever that is) kinda guys. Then I actually took the time to listen to his music and what he's saying and it was an eye (or ear) opener.
It took me a while to admit that he's a quality artist, seriously good. He bites peoples' styles (all artists do to some extent) yes, has done a lot of posturing (which he's admitted)...but he's this weird paradoxical dynamic of an ultra-confident, super-insecure, openly soft, wannabe tough hip-hop artist well outside the confines of hip-hop. Some of his music is real pioneering stuff, it really is. As a lover of hip hop, and music, I'm glad I gave his stuff the time of day. I love the fact he doesn't give a s*** what anyone thinks, then subsequently tells everyone how much of a s*** he gives about what they think in his music  :lol: :lol: he's real, in his own kinda weird way.

My main issue with him are his lyrics. What I like about hip-hop is the personal aspect of it, hence I also am not a big fan of the idiotic "I'm rich, Gucci bitch" type artists. Drake is a child TV star from Canada rapping about hardships he's never had. It doesn't sit with me. I hate Iggy Azalea for the same reason, she doesn't even write her own songs. It doesn't match with my vision of what "real" hip-hop is meant to be :lol: I'm sure his songs aren't bad, or he'd not be as popular as he is, but I still can't manage to listen to him due to the lyrics not matching the artist at all. Started from the bottom my ass :lol:
Title: Re: Hip hop fans
Post by: Ndegwa on Friday 29 April 2016, 10:33:43 PM
I hate Drake due to him being a fake ass f***er, so I don't listen to anything he puts out on purpose. f*** him and all he stands for.

I used to feel exactly like that. I used to be one of them 'he's fake' or 'it ain't real hip-hop' (whatever that is) kinda guys. Then I actually took the time to listen to his music and what he's saying and it was an eye (or ear) opener.
It took me a while to admit that he's a quality artist, seriously good. He bites peoples' styles (all artists do to some extent) yes, has done a lot of posturing (which he's admitted)...but he's this weird paradoxical dynamic of an ultra-confident, super-insecure, openly soft, wannabe tough hip-hop artist well outside the confines of hip-hop. Some of his music is real pioneering stuff, it really is. As a lover of hip hop, and music, I'm glad I gave his stuff the time of day. I love the fact he doesn't give a s*** what anyone thinks, then subsequently tells everyone how much of a s*** he gives about what they think in his music  :lol: :lol: he's real, in his own kinda weird way.

My main issue with him are his lyrics. What I like about hip-hop is the personal aspect of it, hence I also am not a big fan of the idiotic "I'm rich, Gucci bitch" type artists. Drake is a child TV star from Canada rapping about hardships he's never had. It doesn't sit with me. I hate Iggy Azalea for the same reason, she doesn't even write her own songs. It doesn't match with my vision of what "real" hip-hop is meant to be :lol: I'm sure his songs aren't bad, or he'd not be as popular as he is, but I still can't manage to listen to him due to the lyrics not matching the artist at all. Started from the bottom my ass :lol:

Dude, if your main issue are his bars then I seriously recommend you download his albums, you'll be pleasantly surprised I reckon . Along with a great soundscape from his producers, that's the best part of his music, his lyrics...he goes into detail about his rampant insecurities (You & The 6 he talks about being teased for being black in school, but now he's in the game he's not black enough), his position in the scene, his failed expectations, his luck to be where he is...even social issues (I know, I know  :lol:). His tunes where he postures (Started From the Bottom etc) are actually few and far between in his catalogue...most of his lyrics come from a guy that's having a series of mini identity crises and for me, that's real. He's not afraid to be introspective and self-critical. He's not afraid to go against the relatively chauvinistic vibe that hip hop can emit and talk about his feelings with girls, his family, himself. It's paradoxical in some ways but f*** me man, I was shocked how hooked by his narrative I became. He's clever with the wordplay too. Give it a try man, you might like it...I certainly was 'converted' although the words 'I like Drake' still don't fit right  :lol:
Title: Re: Hip hop fans
Post by: Kanji on Sunday 1 May 2016, 01:06:10 PM
New Drake Album is seriously good, give it a listen Kaiz my man.

Was out in Miami this past weekend and they threw Controlla, Too Good and One Dance on in a span of 7 songs mixed in with Future and Wknd and capped off Father Stretch My Hands p1 and p2 and the place went absolutely nuts.

anyway besides the Drake album, I've been on the new A$AP Ferg, Kanye's new album and been loving both.

I'm not a spiritual person by any means but Life of Pablo and Ultralight Beam hit me so hard. I really can't explain it, but it's pretty special when you feel something you haven't felt in a long time when you hear music that says something to you. May not be everyone's cup of tea but Life of Pablo is a certified banger in my mind.
Title: Re: Hip hop fans
Post by: Kaizero on Sunday 1 May 2016, 03:02:56 PM
Life of Pablo is fantastic :thup:
Title: Re: Hip hop fans
Post by: Kanji on Sunday 1 May 2016, 07:35:38 PM
The hook and beat for Father Stretch my Hands...Waves, FML, Real Friends, wolves, no more parties. My goodness. The production, sound, insane stuff.
Title: Re: Hip hop fans
Post by: Kaizero on Sunday 1 May 2016, 07:58:02 PM
What's your fav off the record, Kanji? Mine's No More Parties
Title: Re: Hip hop fans
Post by: Gallowgate Toon on Monday 2 May 2016, 05:20:23 AM
Life of Pablo is fantastic :thup:

:thup:

Been listening to it non-stop for a couple of weeks. No More Parties in LA and Real Friends are tunes. Love Waves, Wolves and Father Stretch 1.
Title: Re: Hip hop fans
Post by: Gallowgate Toon on Monday 2 May 2016, 05:21:30 AM
New Drake Album is seriously good, give it a listen Kaiz my man.

Was out in Miami this past weekend and they threw Controlla, Too Good and One Dance on in a span of 7 songs mixed in with Future and Wknd and capped off Father Stretch My Hands p1 and p2 and the place went absolutely nuts.

anyway besides the Drake album, I've been on the new A$AP Ferg, Kanye's new album and been loving both.

I'm not a spiritual person by any means but Life of Pablo and Ultralight Beam hit me so hard. I really can't explain it, but it's pretty special when you feel something you haven't felt in a long time when you hear music that says something to you. May not be everyone's cup of tea but Life of Pablo is a certified banger in my mind.

Need to give Drake's new'un a go. Got some flights tomorrow, perfect opportunity.
Title: Re: Hip hop fans
Post by: JS on Monday 2 May 2016, 11:21:15 AM
https://youtu.be/_5z9sOAnoVE
Title: Re: Hip hop fans
Post by: Kanji on Monday 2 May 2016, 12:07:20 PM
What's your fav off the record, Kanji? Mine's No More Parties

It's been all over the place to be honest. I think Father Stretch 1/2 are my favorite party jams. Real Friends and No More Parties prob tied. Wolves, Freestyle 4 (I call that dark internal thoughts :lol:)

I listen to Ultralight Beam every single morning though.
Title: Re: Hip hop fans
Post by: Shay's Given Tim Flowers on Monday 2 May 2016, 12:09:06 PM
Been listening to illmatic on repeat lately. Whilst production in a lot of hip hop is extremely well produced you can't really beat that sound of a decent beat a basic melody and rhymes over the top.
Title: Re: Hip hop fans
Post by: Kanji on Monday 2 May 2016, 12:58:36 PM
Nas' voice and flow is outstanding, ESP at that time in his career. Lyrics were above all some of the best.
Title: Re: Hip hop fans
Post by: Shay's Given Tim Flowers on Monday 2 May 2016, 01:03:25 PM
'94 saw the release of Illmatic in April followed by Ready to Die in September.
Title: Re: Hip hop fans
Post by: Lush Vlad on Tuesday 3 May 2016, 11:24:22 AM
Nas and 2pac are probably my two favourite rappers.  DMX is up there as well, but for different reasons.
Title: Re: Hip hop fans
Post by: Ian W on Tuesday 3 May 2016, 11:28:16 AM
I'm a Biggie man, but Nas was incredible on Illmatic. Most of my actual faves never got quite that big.
Title: Re: Hip hop fans
Post by: B-more Mag on Tuesday 3 May 2016, 11:39:55 AM
Well Biggie was pretty obese, tbf.
Title: Re: Hip hop fans
Post by: Kaizero on Wednesday 4 May 2016, 02:03:52 AM
:lol:

West Coast man myself. Biggie had a better flow but Pac had better beats and lyrics.
Title: Re: Hip hop fans
Post by: Ian W on Wednesday 4 May 2016, 10:11:18 AM
I went to Gang Starr and people like that pretty quickly, I definitely prefer the New York sound of that era.

I only got into the west with Dr Dre really, I'm not even much of a Snoop fan. Most of the west coast people I liked were smaller groups like Jurassic 5.
Title: Re: Hip hop fans
Post by: Ndegwa on Wednesday 4 May 2016, 12:33:43 PM
J5 :thup: Power in Numbers is still one of my favourite LPs of all time.
Title: Re: Hip hop fans
Post by: B-more Mag on Wednesday 4 May 2016, 02:34:59 PM
New Aesop Rock :sweetjesus:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PQF6x_FgnJ0
Title: Re: Hip hop fans
Post by: Toon Hoser on Wednesday 4 May 2016, 04:23:20 PM
I like some J Dilla.
Title: Re: Hip hop fans
Post by: Super Duper Branko Strupar on Wednesday 4 May 2016, 05:12:35 PM
Forgot how much I actually liked Roc La Familia The Dynasty. Had it on today. Bangin'.
Title: Re: Hip hop fans
Post by: Kanji on Wednesday 4 May 2016, 06:39:55 PM
I went to Gang Starr and people like that pretty quickly, I definitely prefer the New York sound of that era.

I only got into the west with Dr Dre really, I'm not even much of a Snoop fan. Most of the west coast people I liked were smaller groups like Jurassic 5.

I've got time for all the regions man - East/NY, South, Chicago/Midwest, West Coast/LA - all good s*** and all different sounds and vibes.

Gotta add that * for Toronto rap and give Drake some love :lol:
Title: Re: Hip hop fans
Post by: Astroblack on Wednesday 4 May 2016, 07:18:08 PM
I like some J Dilla.

First two Slum Village albums.  :fwap:
Title: Re: Hip hop fans
Post by: Ian W on Wednesday 4 May 2016, 11:28:04 PM
The Shining is an absolute masterpiece. Some of those songs...
Title: Re: Hip hop fans
Post by: Tomato Deuce on Saturday 28 May 2016, 04:12:12 AM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QWveXdj6oZU
Title: Re: Hip hop fans
Post by: Kaizero on Saturday 28 May 2016, 04:37:07 AM
Well that was a whole bunch of nothing :lol:
Title: Re: Hip hop fans
Post by: Ian W on Saturday 28 May 2016, 11:22:37 AM
I thought it was interesting, not enough work has been done analysing the evolution of rapping.
Title: Re: Hip hop fans
Post by: Kaizero on Saturday 28 May 2016, 10:16:51 PM
It's not that it's not an interesting subject. It's just that it literally didn't teach you anything :lol: Just a bunch of facts about rhyming but not any in depth look at how artists altered the genre or what effect their flow had on the beats and so on and so on.
Title: Re: Hip hop fans
Post by: Tomato Deuce on Saturday 28 May 2016, 11:58:16 PM
It's not that it's not an interesting subject. It's just that it literally didn't teach you anything :lol: Just a bunch of facts about rhyming but not any in depth look at how artists altered the genre or what effect their flow had on the beats and so on and so on.

:lol: it never claimed to do that
Title: Re: Hip hop fans
Post by: Kaizero on Sunday 29 May 2016, 12:11:38 AM
It's not that it's not an interesting subject. It's just that it literally didn't teach you anything :lol: Just a bunch of facts about rhyming but not any in depth look at how artists altered the genre or what effect their flow had on the beats and so on and so on.

:lol: it never claimed to do that

It was all "Biggie went off the beat with his rhymes on Hypnotize" with me sitting there all "Well, duh." and then they didn't follow up with anything remotely relevant, just on to the next f***ing random artist :lol:
Title: Re: Hip hop fans
Post by: Tomato Deuce on Sunday 29 May 2016, 12:40:06 AM
It's like you're mad at Subway for not serving pizza :lol:
Title: Re: Hip hop fans
Post by: Kaizero on Sunday 29 May 2016, 12:53:38 AM
Subway serves a kind of pizza though. Horrid example, Deuce. Horrid :huff:
Title: Re: Hip hop fans
Post by: Kaizero on Monday 20 June 2016, 12:37:20 AM
https://youtu.be/Qns_0JJECvs

:sweetjesus:

I'm so sad that they only rap in Norwegian. Haven't heard rappers deal with social injustice like this in f***ing ages. This is what the genre is supposed to be about. Not parties, bitches and money :huff:

#jesuisfuckingmuslim #immigranttrash

Piece of art music videos as well. When the non-muslim of the two says he's not even muslim and blames the muslim for him being in trouble (due to having the same skin color) :sweetjesus:

https://youtu.be/rHxajgfQG4A

:sweetjesus:
Title: Re: Hip hop fans
Post by: Ndegwa on Monday 20 June 2016, 04:18:04 AM
Jesus that first tune is f***ing horrible  :lol: :lol: sounds more like s**** Europop than hip hop. Would be interested to get a translation of the lyrics though, would help make the context of the video a bit clearer. 'Parties, bitches and money' have always been a part of the genre since the 80s, it just used to be a part of the storytelling and not part of chest-beating bragging. ATCQ's Bonita Applebum or The Chase are great examples of that.

Second tune's a bit better, video's cool but would be easier to understand if we knew the bars. Again a translation would help  :lol: would help make the context a bit clearer
Title: Re: Hip hop fans
Post by: Lush Vlad on Monday 27 June 2016, 12:05:03 PM
I mentioned here in the past.  But I think rapping sounds amazing in French.  But as above, I have no clue what they're going on about.  So the lyrics might be cheesy as f*** or just a bit s***. 
Title: Re: Hip hop fans
Post by: Ian W on Monday 27 June 2016, 12:06:52 PM
There's a Paris Hip Hop festival playlist on Spotify if you like that sort of thing.

I went to the festival a couple of years ago to see The Roots, it was formidable.
Title: Re: Hip hop fans
Post by: Kanji on Monday 27 June 2016, 12:07:31 PM
Chance's new album is incredible.
Title: Re: Hip hop fans
Post by: Lush Vlad on Monday 27 June 2016, 01:48:14 PM
There's a Paris Hip Hop festival playlist on Spotify if you like that sort of thing.

I went to the festival a couple of years ago to see The Roots, it was formidable.

Tah.  I remember hearing a few tracks when I drove to Brugge.  One was that piano loop that they used for Homer's life, with some outrageously good sounding lyrics over the top. 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=llm0ALMCk7I
Title: Re: Hip hop fans
Post by: Kanji on Monday 22 August 2016, 03:01:48 PM
Stuff I've been listening to recently...

Rae Sremmurd's new album get's me pretty pumped up. DJ Khaled's Major Key album is fire. Again, Chance the Rapper's album is life changing, Bryston Tiller's TRAPSOUL album is really good vibes and need to sit down and listen to this new Frank Ocean album.
Title: Re: Hip hop fans
Post by: Ian W on Monday 22 August 2016, 07:01:19 PM
British guy called Trim is sounding good at the moment. Grime but with electronic beats.
Title: Re: Hip hop fans
Post by: BONTEMPI on Monday 22 August 2016, 07:19:22 PM
British guy called Trim is sounding good at the moment. Grime but with electronic beats.

So Busta Grimes then.
Title: Re: Hip hop fans
Post by: BlueStar on Saturday 27 August 2016, 11:24:45 AM
Some under appreciated Eminem stuff

His verse on D12's Rap Game (1.17)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u6IWQROPj1s

And his two brutal Benzino diss tracks

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XW27N-Ks7W8

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-TX6o7R8LSg



Title: Re: Hip hop fans
Post by: Ndegwa on Tuesday 30 August 2016, 11:31:41 PM
One of Slum Village's best. Easy to forget how soulful these motherfuckers were. Insane.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NgV3n7sd34w
Title: Re: Hip hop fans
Post by: Ndegwa on Monday 5 September 2016, 10:38:05 AM
Wretch's latest FITB. Best UK emcee for me at the moment, his wordplay is just too nutty. Wish Sloth mixed up the beat a bit but kills it still. UK grime/hip hop/rap is on fire at the moment.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O3uMVooR97o

Had to whack this classic in there too, wordplay master.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IT1XIz_YJB4

Edit: this as well. Swear a lot of his work goes over people's heads. Ridiculous talent.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KDhyOtsCMGk
Title: Re: Hip hop fans
Post by: Ian W on Monday 5 September 2016, 10:39:30 AM
Saw Wretch filling up his car in Camden once, true story.
Title: Re: Hip hop fans
Post by: Ndegwa on Monday 5 September 2016, 10:48:48 AM
He's a cool guy man. Spoke to him briefly at Koko (also Camden) a few months ago.

You got his new album 'Growing Over Life'? Serious genre-crossing masterpiece dude. Would definitely reccommend.
Title: Re: Hip hop fans
Post by: Ian W on Monday 5 September 2016, 11:25:54 AM
Nah I haven't, will have a listen :thup:

Been listening to old Doc Brown because he's in the new David Brent film. So funny what's happened to him, I used to listen to him a lot back in the day.
Title: Re: Hip hop fans
Post by: Ndegwa on Monday 5 September 2016, 11:31:52 AM
Always rated Doc Brown. Never quite had the swagger to make it in today's game but his content is brilliant! And yeah, remember seeing him on some BBC Live at the Apollo thing (or something similar) and reacting like 'what the f***?!'  :lol: Fair play to him, multi-talented guy
Title: Re: Hip hop fans
Post by: Ian W on Monday 5 September 2016, 11:37:19 AM
He was on Adam Buxton's podcast talking about how he got into comedy. Someone asked to review the slang in some sitcom and then people suggested he started writing jokes as well.

I loved Yungun as well, another Camden lad. You're right though, they were a bit of their time and not really the style to appeal beyond serious hip hop fans.
Title: Re: Hip hop fans
Post by: Ndegwa on Monday 5 September 2016, 11:41:39 AM
I'll have to listen to that.

Yungen's sick man, he's got one tune (Don't Take This Personal...I think) about his life growing up, deep beat and real personal bars.

You heard of a US guy called Bas? On Cole's Dreamville label. Could be right up your street.
Title: Re: Hip hop fans
Post by: Ian W on Monday 5 September 2016, 11:47:45 AM
No, I'll have a listen.

Yungun has some good songs, for the time anyway. City Breaks, Liquid Love etc.
Title: Re: Hip hop fans
Post by: Ndegwa on Monday 5 September 2016, 11:56:27 AM
City Breaks is the f***ing s*** man. UK hip hop at its best.

Download an album called 'Too High to Riot', some real deep tracks on there.
Title: Re: Hip hop fans
Post by: r0cafella on Monday 5 September 2016, 09:28:41 PM
Really enjoying schoolboy q's blank face album, his best work to date Imo.
Title: Re: Hip hop fans
Post by: Ndegwa on Wednesday 26 October 2016, 10:37:55 AM
This kid. 18 years old. Lyrically streets ahead of anyone in the UK this year. Ian W you might dig this, his Six Paths EP is worth purchasing, personally I think it's the best release from these rainy shores this year by quite some distance (I include Wretch in this equation).

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lnI5sc0puYQ

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=isBXD3hF09M
Title: Re: Hip hop fans
Post by: Ian W on Wednesday 26 October 2016, 10:38:48 AM
Can't see videos at work, what's his name?
Title: Re: Hip hop fans
Post by: Ndegwa on Wednesday 26 October 2016, 11:01:40 AM
Dave. I'm not even joking by the way.  :lol:

Search for Dave - Six Paths EP, Dave - Picture Me, Dave x AJ Tracey - Thiago Silva, Dave - Wanna Know. Should be enough to get you started. For his age he's way ahead of the curve!
Title: Re: Hip hop fans
Post by: Lush Vlad on Monday 31 October 2016, 04:44:19 PM
They played a track of his with Drake on Radio 1 on Saturday night.  Said Drake has signed him to his label?  I was pretty tired, but it sounded decent.  Need to give these a listen at some point soon. 
Title: Re: Hip hop fans
Post by: Ndegwa on Tuesday 1 November 2016, 08:15:13 PM
Sorry Nath didn't see you'd replied to this!

Drake has remixed one of his tracks called 'Wanna Know', sounded sick. This is the kind of lyrical ability he's got himself known for though. I reckon you'll dig this bro.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=duX4t_1maig

Title: Re: Hip hop fans
Post by: Kaizero on Tuesday 1 November 2016, 08:16:24 PM
He loves Naruto it seems :lol:
Title: Re: Hip hop fans
Post by: Ndegwa on Tuesday 1 November 2016, 08:19:11 PM
He loves Naruto it seems :lol:

Haha he does quite a bit actually, he was saying on the radio the other day how his friends from his area (not a nice part of Streatham...although Ian W lives there  :lol:) thought it's really strange that he was into that kinda s*** whilst they were out on the streets.

Serious talent though and just 18. Fair play to Drake for recognising that and using him for his own gain putting him on the global map
Title: Re: Hip hop fans
Post by: Ian W on Tuesday 1 November 2016, 09:03:59 PM
Hey, I live in SE20, miles away from Streatham :lol:
Title: Re: Hip hop fans
Post by: Ndegwa on Wednesday 2 November 2016, 09:52:44 AM
 :lol: My bad. Always thought you lived in Streatham for some reason.

Not that Bromley's much better  :aww:
Title: Re: Hip hop fans
Post by: Lush Vlad on Wednesday 2 November 2016, 10:40:19 AM
Sorry Nath didn't see you'd replied to this!

Drake has remixed one of his tracks called 'Wanna Know', sounded sick. This is the kind of lyrical ability he's got himself known for though. I reckon you'll dig this bro.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=duX4t_1maig



That is quite good, I must say.  Definitely going to have a listen to some more of his stuff on my dinner break.
Title: Re: Hip hop fans
Post by: OpenC on Friday 11 November 2016, 06:34:52 PM
Rediscovered Low End Theory and Midnight Marauders after many a long year absence

Further recommendations in the same style most welcome (already in posession of Basehead stuff, so you see where I'm going here) :)
Title: Re: Hip hop fans
Post by: B-more Mag on Friday 11 November 2016, 06:47:26 PM
Rediscovered Low End Theory and Midnight Marauders after many a long year absence

Further recommendations in the same style most welcome (already in posession of Basehead stuff, so you see where I'm going here) :)

The other Native Tongues folks: De La, Jungle Brothers, Black Sheep, Band Nubian, et al.
Pharcyde -- Bizarre Ride II the Pharcyde
Disposable Heroes of Hiphoprisy -- Hypocrisy Is the Greatest Luxury (though I vaguely remember that you might already be onto that)
Title: Re: Hip hop fans
Post by: OpenC on Friday 11 November 2016, 06:49:07 PM
Aye, I'm old enough to have seen Michael Franti in the flesh in fact :lol: (I think it was Spearhead though).  It's a genre I never gave enough time to, though, and it's probably time I did something about it

Cheers man :thup:
Title: Re: Hip hop fans
Post by: Astroblack on Friday 11 November 2016, 07:05:28 PM
Slum Village - Fantastic Vol. 1 & 2
Pharcyde - Labcabincalifornia
Mobb Deep - The Infamous - Q-Tip produces three of the songs on here, and is involved in some capacity on the rest.
Title: Re: Hip hop fans
Post by: Bowie on Saturday 12 November 2016, 10:07:46 AM
No idea why I've never mentioned Petals Have Fallen by Dels in here as it was one of my albums of the year in 2014. Listening to it for the first time in a while at the minute and it's f***ing amazing.
Title: Re: Hip hop fans
Post by: Jaqen on Friday 23 December 2016, 12:31:09 PM
Not really into much UK stuff but been listening to a lot of Dave and AJ Tracey after hearing that Thiago Silva track. Have to say some of Dave's wordplay and references are crazy.

Apparently he was only 16 at the time of this :notbad:

https://youtu.be/hA742ZcKtZQ
Title: Re: Hip hop fans
Post by: Kaizero on Saturday 24 December 2016, 12:21:44 AM
https://youtu.be/AXca4WcCzlo
Title: Re: Hip hop fans
Post by: Astroblack on Sunday 25 December 2016, 01:31:47 AM
Anyone listen to Mndsgn? I think he's one of the best producers in the world right now.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fMul0AyznQs
Title: Re: Hip hop fans
Post by: AfroP on Wednesday 4 January 2017, 02:17:37 PM
class tune this. and a great video

https://youtu.be/NUC2EQvdzmY
Title: Re: Hip hop fans
Post by: Shay's Given Tim Flowers on Wednesday 4 January 2017, 04:25:29 PM
J Coles latest is sublime.
Title: Re: Hip hop fans
Post by: Ndegwa on Wednesday 4 January 2017, 04:30:20 PM
J Coles latest is sublime.

Mmhmm. Back to his best.
Title: Re: Hip hop fans
Post by: Ian W on Wednesday 4 January 2017, 04:38:41 PM
Love Cole.
Title: Re: Hip hop fans
Post by: Ndegwa on Monday 30 January 2017, 12:53:26 PM
Still bumping Cole's album most days well into 2017.

Hate to admit it, but kinda like Migos' album too. It ain't hip hop, it's pure party music and I dig it.

Rediscovering The Blueprint and The Black Album...from when Jay Z was actually relevant. Forgot how good he really was at one point.

Reckon this guy's gonna have a big year -

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oE45E7aKupw&list=PLM8024ywkPcsv4KX28tfHvzsmh8dj1uVS&index=111



Title: Re: Hip hop fans
Post by: Ian W on Monday 30 January 2017, 01:14:59 PM
Jay was the ultimate, and his consistency and credibility over time has basically never been beaten.
Title: Re: Hip hop fans
Post by: Lush Vlad on Monday 30 January 2017, 01:27:51 PM
Nas is better.
Title: Re: Hip hop fans
Post by: Ndegwa on Monday 30 January 2017, 03:41:15 PM
I tend to agree with Lush Vlad...but Jay really was at the top of the game for ages

This is gonna be a timeless classic in my opinion.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YZR8WMFK7Qw
Title: Re: Hip hop fans
Post by: Kaizero on Monday 30 January 2017, 04:52:17 PM
Jay was the ultimate, and his consistency and credibility over time has basically never been beaten.

 :harry:
Title: Re: Hip hop fans
Post by: Ian W on Monday 30 January 2017, 05:11:21 PM
Do you not think? Can't think of a hip hop artist that had delivered such impeccable quality over such a long time. Obviously some others might have if they hadn't been murdered.

Whether you prefer Nas' style is personal but I can't see how you can compare his output.
Title: Re: Hip hop fans
Post by: Kaizero on Monday 30 January 2017, 05:17:59 PM
It's a tough debate since it's all personal taste. But whilst Jay is one of the very best, for me I still feel that when talking about "the ultimate" I'd place Rakim, Andre 3000, Biggie, Nas, Dr. Dre, Pac and Eminem above him.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=csa6LNodn9E

For "the ultimate" he shouldn't be murdered on his own s***.
Title: Re: Hip hop fans
Post by: Ian W on Monday 30 January 2017, 05:24:56 PM
Rakim possibly on ability but not musical output. Nas the same. BIG the greatest ever rapper but never given the chance to develop. Dr Dre just a producer with a decent voice and good writers. Eminem incredibly talented but I just find him too weird. I'm not a fan of Andre at all.

Like you say, personal taste though and I'm aware these debates are very tedious :lol:

I would have people like Pharoahe Monch, Kweli, Guru and Black Thought ahead of almost all of those anyway, if we're purely talking about ability as a rapper. So many different factors.
Title: Re: Hip hop fans
Post by: Kaizero on Monday 30 January 2017, 06:15:04 PM
Yeah, far too many different - and personal - factors come into play :lol: The only way to get a result is to agree on a series of qualifying achievements, but then you'd have to argue with tons of people about what makes a qualifying achievement or not :lol: Dre for instance I included due to the fact all his (very few) records have basically been a non-stop barrage of hits, not based on his own writing/rapping abilities.

Jay is very talented though, that is beyond discussion when looking at things objectively. It's after that where personal taste comes into things to divide into what different people find the best.
Title: Re: Hip hop fans
Post by: Jaqen on Monday 30 January 2017, 08:14:37 PM
Still bumping Cole's album most days well into 2017.

Hate to admit it, but kinda like Migos' album too. It ain't hip hop, it's pure party music and I dig it.

Rediscovering The Blueprint and The Black Album...from when Jay Z was actually relevant. Forgot how good he really was at one point.

Reckon this guy's gonna have a big year -

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oE45E7aKupw&list=PLM8024ywkPcsv4KX28tfHvzsmh8dj1uVS&index=111

Really like Avelino :thup:
Title: Re: Hip hop fans
Post by: The College Dropout on Wednesday 1 February 2017, 04:22:32 PM
People liking J Cole and debating Nas/Jay?


/leaves thread forever
Title: Re: Hip hop fans
Post by: Ian W on Wednesday 1 February 2017, 04:24:52 PM
People liking J Cole and debating Nas/Jay?

/leaves thread forever

What's the problem like?
Title: Re: Hip hop fans
Post by: The College Dropout on Wednesday 1 February 2017, 04:36:41 PM
J Cole is trite although admittedly can make a the odd good tune.

Nas/Jay debate is the most boring hip hop discussion.
Title: Re: Hip hop fans
Post by: Lush Vlad on Wednesday 1 February 2017, 10:05:37 PM
The irony of you talking about boring discussions :lol:

Go and stick your head in a hydraulic gegenpress, you utter penis. 
Title: Re: Hip hop fans
Post by: B-more Mag on Wednesday 1 February 2017, 10:41:05 PM
Kool Keith is always undervalued in greatest MC discussions. Admittedly wouldn't be at the very top spots but easily in the top 15-20.
Title: Re: Hip hop fans
Post by: CFlan on Friday 3 February 2017, 02:18:47 PM
Had one listen through Big Sean's new album, it's really good. He's up there with Kendrick as my favorite rappers out there at the minute. I was expecting more from the track that Em featured on though, I'll give it a few more listens and hope it grows on me.
Title: Re: Hip hop fans
Post by: Ian W on Friday 3 February 2017, 03:41:40 PM
I'll check it out over the weekend. Haven't listened to much of him at all.
Title: Re: Hip hop fans
Post by: Segun Oluwaniyi on Saturday 4 February 2017, 12:03:28 AM
Do you not think? Can't think of a hip hop artist that had delivered such impeccable quality over such a long time. Obviously some others might have if they hadn't been murdered.

Whether you prefer Nas' style is personal but I can't see how you can compare his output.
This is the equivalent of saying Rooney was a better footballer than Ronaldo Lima.
Title: Re: Hip hop fans
Post by: Ian W on Saturday 4 February 2017, 12:13:47 AM
Not really, I think I explained my criteria pretty well. Maybe he didn't reach the peak of someone like Biggie but he produced a level of quality very near that for an unprecedented length of time. Particularly remarkable in hip hop which is a young genre and one where most people peak and fade quite quickly.
Title: Re: Hip hop fans
Post by: Segun Oluwaniyi on Saturday 4 February 2017, 01:01:35 AM
His longevity of relevance is admirable, definitely. My opinion is that the guy has been mired in complete, lazy mediocrity since at least 2004, which would now be the majority of his mainstream career. Therefore, I believe my comparison to be fair, Ian.
Title: Re: Hip hop fans
Post by: Tooj on Saturday 4 February 2017, 07:52:57 AM
I agree with Segun. He never got close to repeating Reasonable Doubt.
Title: Re: Hip hop fans
Post by: r0cafella on Saturday 4 February 2017, 08:21:20 AM
I agree with Segun. He never got close to repeating Reasonable Doubt.
Blueprint and blAck album are close.
Title: Re: Hip hop fans
Post by: astraguy on Tuesday 21 February 2017, 11:49:13 PM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tmgCJaboVC4
Title: Re: Hip hop fans
Post by: Super Duper Branko Strupar on Tuesday 21 February 2017, 11:55:34 PM
Jay Z stopped being good post Black Album. In fact he's only really made 2 good albums. Reasonable Doubt which is obviously amazing and Blue Print which is very good. He's been a commercial rapper for the most part. And his decline in to a bit of a joke over the past 10 years is disappointing. He changed his style, attitude, lost his flow and fully embraced mainstream and fame. He used to speak lyrics, almost. Such a slow style, it was great. This Beyonce-esque stutter rap is woeful.
Title: Re: Hip hop fans
Post by: djmattis on Wednesday 22 February 2017, 06:48:49 AM
Love this chillhop channel

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DKSzY7Dg-rA
Title: Re: Hip hop fans
Post by: TRC on Monday 27 February 2017, 09:10:01 PM
Probably been mentioned in another thread, but Remy Ma - shEther is a class diss track.
Title: Re: Hip hop fans
Post by: Beren on Monday 27 February 2017, 09:41:06 PM
Probably been mentioned in another thread, but Remy Ma - shEther is a class diss track.

I'm enjoying this all much more than I should tbh :lol:
Title: Re: Hip hop fans
Post by: Ian W on Thursday 2 March 2017, 08:28:38 PM
New Stormzy album is high quality :thup:
Title: Re: Hip hop fans
Post by: ponsaelius on Friday 3 March 2017, 12:31:18 AM
:thup:

Surprisingly impressive.
Title: Re: Hip hop fans
Post by: Gallowgate Toon on Friday 3 March 2017, 04:27:43 AM
New Stormzy album is high quality :thup:

I like it, but I find it sorta weird. Some songs just sound a bit dated, I think, but I'm quite enjoying that vibe. First Things First is a massive tune, though.
Title: Re: Hip hop fans
Post by: Lush Vlad on Sunday 5 March 2017, 09:47:05 PM
Just had a blast of some old school Xzibit. Paparazzi and 3 Card Molly are anthems.
Title: Re: Hip hop fans
Post by: Ndegwa on Sunday 5 March 2017, 11:22:25 PM
Started a new hip-hop/rnb project with my bro. Any criticism (negative or positive) is appreciated, just trying to gather some thoughts from people in different demographics.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sxH_8IIBmAo

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1UUyi8vB4kU
Title: Re: Hip hop fans
Post by: Jaqen on Monday 20 March 2017, 03:55:07 AM
Really liking this guy recently after listening to his Fire in the Booth. Plays for Dagenham & Redbridge too which is kinda cool.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0LsJdOSAmAM

Title: Re: Hip hop fans
Post by: Gallowgate Toon on Friday 14 April 2017, 07:04:37 PM
Kendrick  :coolsmiley:
Title: Re: Hip hop fans
Post by: CFlan on Friday 14 April 2017, 08:32:14 PM
Kendrick  :coolsmiley:

Only got a chance to listen to the first few songs. DNA is f***ing outstanding.
Title: Re: Hip hop fans
Post by: Jaqen on Saturday 15 April 2017, 12:26:57 PM
I've stupidly bought into the hype surrounding a potential second album dropping on Sunday :lol: This is really solid after a couple of listens. Agree about DNA, had to wheel that up a few times.
Title: Re: Hip hop fans
Post by: firetotheworks on Saturday 15 April 2017, 02:21:12 PM
Can anyone more in the know give me an idea why De La Soul are kind of looked down on a bit when it comes to hip hop? I know they were sort of tagged as hippies, but the stuff they put out in the beginning was incredible imo.
Title: Re: Hip hop fans
Post by: Ian W on Saturday 15 April 2017, 05:25:06 PM
Can anyone more in the know give me an idea why De La Soul are kind of looked down on a bit when it comes to hip hop? I know they were sort of tagged as hippies, but the stuff they put out in the beginning was incredible imo.

I just think some people considered it soft. Hip hop is full of these stupid judgements about what's real and what isn't.
Title: Re: Hip hop fans
Post by: B-more Mag on Saturday 15 April 2017, 06:33:49 PM
I don't know that they were looked down on, necessarily. They were always pretty highly acclaimed as far as I remember. But 3 Feet High and Rising came out in ’89, so you had Public Enemy, N.W.A., and tons of other with a more aggressive vibe grabbing a lot of attention.
Title: Re: Hip hop fans
Post by: Kaizero on Saturday 15 April 2017, 06:45:56 PM
Basically hip hop had transformed into a movement in those days and they were just soft s***s compared to the others fighting the fight through music. In any other time period they'd not have the issue they had.
Title: Re: Hip hop fans
Post by: firetotheworks on Saturday 15 April 2017, 07:42:21 PM
:thup: It's weird like, I just always wrongly assumed they were viewed as hip hop for white kids or something daft like that. I can't say I know a great deal about hip hop like, it's canny rare that anything really, properly grabs me.
Title: Re: Hip hop fans
Post by: Ian W on Saturday 15 April 2017, 08:09:21 PM
All hip hop is for white kids isn't it? ???
Title: Re: Hip hop fans
Post by: B-more Mag on Saturday 15 April 2017, 08:31:48 PM
All hip hop is for white kids isn't it? ???

Well, yeah. I mean it was created by white folks in Greenwich, Connecticut.
Title: Re: Hip hop fans
Post by: Mike on Saturday 15 April 2017, 08:33:49 PM
All hip hop is for white kids isn't it? ???

(http://i.imgur.com/9rYcfMu.gif)
Title: Re: Hip hop fans
Post by: firetotheworks on Saturday 15 April 2017, 08:35:57 PM
All hip hop is for white kids isn't it? ???
[emoji38] You know what I mean.
Title: Re: Hip hop fans
Post by: Ian W on Saturday 15 April 2017, 08:53:24 PM
All hip hop is for white kids isn't it? ???

(http://i.imgur.com/9rYcfMu.gif)

I had to tell myself that Mike.
Title: Re: Hip hop fans
Post by: thomas on Saturday 15 April 2017, 08:53:41 PM
2012, lead single off R.A.P. music by Killer Mike, produced by El-p, before they became RTJ. Hell of a video :lol:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z8-RmM5py1c

T.I. killed it btw. Bun B easily the weakest link.
Title: Re: Hip hop fans
Post by: B-more Mag on Saturday 15 April 2017, 08:55:43 PM
2012, lead single off R.A.P. music by Killer Mike, produced by El-p, before they became RTJ. Hell of a video [emoji38]

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z8-RmM5py1c

T.I. killed it btw. Bun B easily the weakest link.

:thup: Great album. El-p produced the whole thing, iirc.
Title: Re: Hip hop fans
Post by: thomas on Saturday 15 April 2017, 08:57:30 PM
:thup: Poorly written on my part, but yeah he did.

I figure a lot of people might have heard it but I was legit just introduced to the video a few months back so shared. :lol:

Title: Re: Hip hop fans
Post by: Super Duper Branko Strupar on Tuesday 18 April 2017, 03:04:14 PM
Been through DAMN. a couple of times now. A good album no doubt. Some good songs on there, but sits firmly behind Good kid and TPAB. Doesn;t sound like it took very long to come up with or make. Quite standard popular hip hop, I think. With kendrick's quality, obviously. Sick of the autotune as well, like. Just drops it down a level and puts it on a par with a lot of other generic autotune rap tunes, imo. I am a little disappointed, like. 
Title: Re: Hip hop fans
Post by: Super Duper Branko Strupar on Tuesday 18 April 2017, 03:09:11 PM
DUCKWORTH is the best track on it, like.
Title: Re: Hip hop fans
Post by: r0cafella on Tuesday 18 April 2017, 04:09:25 PM
Been through DAMN. a couple of times now. A good album no doubt. Some good songs on there, but sits firmly behind Good kid and TPAB. Doesn;t sound like it took very long to come up with or make. Quite standard popular hip hop, I think. With kendrick's quality, obviously. Sick of the autotune as well, like. Just drops it down a level and puts it on a par with a lot of other generic autotune rap tunes, imo. I am a little disappointed, like.
Keep listening.
Title: Re: Hip hop fans
Post by: Super Duper Branko Strupar on Tuesday 18 April 2017, 04:18:20 PM
Yeah, I absolutely need to listen to it properly. Both listens have been at work and I'm not listening to the lyrics yet. I get the impression that when I do that, I could be blown away.
Title: Re: Hip hop fans
Post by: CFlan on Tuesday 18 April 2017, 04:51:17 PM
I like it better than TPAB but not as much as Good Kid and Section 80.
Title: Re: Hip hop fans
Post by: Kaizero on Tuesday 18 April 2017, 05:44:07 PM
It's far too hyped up. It's good, but not near his best. Still better than most modern hip-hop though.
Title: Re: Hip hop fans
Post by: Super Duper Branko Strupar on Wednesday 19 April 2017, 03:39:22 PM
Been through DAMN. a couple of times now. A good album no doubt. Some good songs on there, but sits firmly behind Good kid and TPAB. Doesn;t sound like it took very long to come up with or make. Quite standard popular hip hop, I think. With kendrick's quality, obviously. Sick of the autotune as well, like. Just drops it down a level and puts it on a par with a lot of other generic autotune rap tunes, imo. I am a little disappointed, like.
Keep listening.

:lol: Yeah... You're absolutely right. This is f***ing amazing. So different from the others. He's so good that he can just do that.
Title: Re: Hip hop fans
Post by: r0cafella on Wednesday 19 April 2017, 03:40:31 PM
Been through DAMN. a couple of times now. A good album no doubt. Some good songs on there, but sits firmly behind Good kid and TPAB. Doesn;t sound like it took very long to come up with or make. Quite standard popular hip hop, I think. With kendrick's quality, obviously. Sick of the autotune as well, like. Just drops it down a level and puts it on a par with a lot of other generic autotune rap tunes, imo. I am a little disappointed, like.
Keep listening.

:lol: Yeah... You're absolutely right. This is f***ing amazing. So different from the others. He's so good that he can just do that.
That's how I feel about it man, it's just so cohesive and sonically precise, I can't pick stand out songs because it's a body of work
Title: Re: Hip hop fans
Post by: Super Duper Branko Strupar on Wednesday 19 April 2017, 03:49:32 PM
Been through DAMN. a couple of times now. A good album no doubt. Some good songs on there, but sits firmly behind Good kid and TPAB. Doesn;t sound like it took very long to come up with or make. Quite standard popular hip hop, I think. With kendrick's quality, obviously. Sick of the autotune as well, like. Just drops it down a level and puts it on a par with a lot of other generic autotune rap tunes, imo. I am a little disappointed, like.
Keep listening.

:lol: Yeah... You're absolutely right. This is f***ing amazing. So different from the others. He's so good that he can just do that.
That's how I feel about it man, it's just so cohesive and sonically precise, I can't pick stand out songs because it's a body of work

He's come a bit back down to earth with the musicality and the production, if that makes sense? He's "joining in", more. rather than just flying 10 miles above, as far as beats and music go. Both good kid and TPAB were more experimental musically, more concept. But this is just absolute beats, simpler in that sense, but then just kills it front to back, lyrically.
Title: Re: Hip hop fans
Post by: Super Duper Branko Strupar on Wednesday 19 April 2017, 04:29:23 PM
At times it actually feel slike the music and his lyrics shouldn't go together. Like it's kinda sarcastic. Really impressed with XXX.
Title: Re: Hip hop fans
Post by: r0cafella on Wednesday 19 April 2017, 04:48:17 PM
Bono's melody on that is so smooth btw

Title: Re: Hip hop fans
Post by: firetotheworks on Wednesday 19 April 2017, 04:52:22 PM
Easily my favourite Kendrick album. I never really got the whole hype about How to Pimp a Butterfly tbh, I couldn't get into it. I really love that dark sound that he has in stuff ADHD, Swimming Pools, so Damn to me is kind of like a full album of that.

Also, is Pride a Connan Mockasin, or Mac De Marco sample or something? It sounds exactly like one of them.
Title: Re: Hip hop fans
Post by: Super Duper Branko Strupar on Wednesday 19 April 2017, 04:56:25 PM
Was speakling to a couple of workmates about Kendrick albums recently (Before DAMN. came out). We all agreed that TPAB is the best one, as a piece of work. Will probably hold up the best, probably most important, but there's just more singles you'd put on from GKMC - Just full of bangers, makign it an album you can just put on more often. Be interesting to see where this one sits after some time spent.
Title: Re: Hip hop fans
Post by: Ameritoon on Wednesday 19 April 2017, 05:11:42 PM
I doubt Damn will ever have the replay value of Good Kid or even Section.80. Was hoping for a bit more, it felt way more influenced by the record company than by Kendrick himself, some great beats throughout though.
Title: Re: Hip hop fans
Post by: Astroblack on Wednesday 19 April 2017, 05:20:12 PM
Was speakling to a couple of workmates about Kendrick albums recently (Before DAMN. came out). We all agreed that TPAB is the best one, as a piece of work. Will probably hold up the best, probably most important, but there's just more singles you'd put on from GKMC - Just full of bangers, makign it an album you can just put on more often. Be interesting to see where this one sits after some time spent.

GKMC intro is incredible. Just fantastic storytelling. I really love his honesty. He's not afraid to be vulnerable.

Overly Dedicated was a good album/EP/LP/whatever, too. Good beats, good rhymes, etc.
Title: Re: Hip hop fans
Post by: Super Duper Branko Strupar on Wednesday 19 April 2017, 05:45:15 PM
I doubt Damn will ever have the replay value of Good Kid or even Section.80. Was hoping for a bit more, it felt way more influenced by the record company than by Kendrick himself, some great beats throughout though.

I initially thought exactly the same. Really changed my mind now though after putting some effort in. I just heard the, what seemed like, industry beats, but it's more than that. It's hard to explain how.
Title: Re: Hip hop fans
Post by: Super Duper Branko Strupar on Sunday 23 April 2017, 01:50:50 AM
Managed to listen to this end to end a good few times now and I'm at least equally impressed by it as I was TPAB and GKMC. What I've concluded, which I probably already knew, is that this man is the greatest musician of modern times. No one in any genre comes close as a songwriter. It may not have the cultural impact TPAB had, but I think that's wrong. And probably because it's more subtle and actually more mainstream in a way, whilst also being in a genre and league of its own. It's actually beautifully subtle but when you realise that, it t***s you round the head and then it becomes so obvious and you just want to point out it's beautifully subtle volcanic eruptions to anyone that will let you. But above all that, to me, it cements the importance of this man as an artist who should be held in as high esteem as the best in history in his ability to portray a narrative through art. And when you consider the importance of the narrative in the times were living in just makes it all the more powerful. The last 3 albums highlight a really very impressive ability to execute different musical styles to such a high quality. My gf said today he's very good at changing style. Im.not sure he really changes, I just think he can execute different styles at will to such a high quality. He doesn't change, his repertoire is just impressively wide.
I love him. I think he's incredibly important. His music is incredible. His lyrics are probably beyond superlatives when compared with anything else you'd find in 2017, and for that alone, I think he deserves special praise. I initially thought the beats on this were common place, which made me not listen properly. Then I listened to the lyrics. Then I realised it was also musically amazing. The transitions. The changes. The rough anf the smooth. How it all compliments each other and fights against each other... I still prefer TPAB, but then that was like a bullet to the head. I'm really interested to see what happens to this album over time. But for me now, he is the greatest. No rapper has ever made 3 good albums, despite 3 great ones. I gush, but I can't see how I'm wrong.
Title: Re: Hip hop fans
Post by: B-more Mag on Sunday 23 April 2017, 03:24:11 AM
Managed to listen to this end to end a good few times now and I'm at least equally impressed by it as I was TPAB and GKMC. What I've concluded, which I probably already knew, is that this man is the greatest musician of modern times. No one in any genre comes close as a songwriter. It may not have the cultural impact TPAB had, but I think that's wrong. And probably because it's more subtle and actually more mainstream in a way, whilst also being in a genre and league of its own. It's actually beautifully subtle but when you realise that, it t***s you round the head and then it becomes so obvious and you just want to point out it's beautifully subtle volcanic eruptions to anyone that will let you. But above all that, to me, it cements the importance of this man as an artist who should be held in as high esteem as the best in history in his ability to portray a narrative through art. And when you consider the importance of the narrative in the times were living in just makes it all the more powerful. The last 3 albums highlight a really very impressive ability to execute different musical styles to such a high quality. My gf said today he's very good at changing style. Im.not sure he really changes, I just think he can execute different styles at will to such a high quality. He doesn't change, his repertoire is just impressively wide.
I love him. I think he's incredibly important. His music is incredible. His lyrics are probably beyond superlatives when compared with anything else you'd find in 2017, and for that alone, I think he deserves special praise. I initially thought the beats on this were common place, which made me not listen properly. Then I listened to the lyrics. Then I realised it was also musically amazing. The transitions. The changes. The rough anf the smooth. How it all compliments each other and fights against each other... I still prefer TPAB, but then that was like a bullet to the head. I'm really interested to see what happens to this album over time. But for me now, he is the greatest. No rapper has ever made 3 good albums, despite 3 great ones. I gush, but I can't see how I'm wrong.

(http://i.imgur.com/GrmKaCT.jpg)
Title: Re: Hip hop fans
Post by: Ian W on Sunday 23 April 2017, 04:09:25 AM
No rapper has ever made three good albums?!
Title: Re: Hip hop fans
Post by: CFlan on Sunday 23 April 2017, 04:41:02 AM
I was actually thinkin about that the other day, who has put out a greater body of work than Kendrick? There really isn't too many.
Title: Re: Hip hop fans
Post by: Kaizero on Sunday 23 April 2017, 07:02:25 AM
No rapper has ever made three good albums?!

It's a crazy statement :lol: To be fair, there's not many that have. But still.
Title: Re: Hip hop fans
Post by: CFlan on Sunday 23 April 2017, 10:46:31 AM
It's not really that crazy at all. He's phenomenal and no one has come close to him in the last decade.
Title: Re: Hip hop fans
Post by: firetotheworks on Sunday 23 April 2017, 11:17:06 AM
That's a bit of an Oasis fan's mentality like. [emoji38]
Title: Re: Hip hop fans
Post by: B-more Mag on Sunday 23 April 2017, 04:45:03 PM
 :lol: I mean I guess I give SDBS a pass here because he was very clearly drunk or stoned or both. Otherwise the no three good/great albums thing is just the rambling of a mentally unstable street preacher shaking his fist at the heavens. Yo Bum Rush the Show!, It Takes a Nation of Millions to Hold us Back, Fear of a Black Planet, Apocalypse '91 . . . the Enemy Strikes Black. It's not even difficult. 
Title: Re: Hip hop fans
Post by: Super Duper Branko Strupar on Sunday 23 April 2017, 04:45:27 PM
It's not that mental. No rapper has made 3 albums of such quality. Eminem? No. LL? No. Jay Z? No. 2pac? No. Biggie? No...
Rap is littered with good and great rappers with terrible albums. Look at the likes of Snoop and Nas. Both have made 1 really good album really and are 2 of the most well thought of or successful rappers. Hip Hop is littered with pretty average albums but some fantastic singles. f***ing Dre is ahead of those when you look at number of good albums. That's mental. He's a producer.
Title: Re: Hip hop fans
Post by: B-more Mag on Sunday 23 April 2017, 04:46:27 PM
 :rolleyes:
Title: Re: Hip hop fans
Post by: thomas on Sunday 23 April 2017, 04:52:51 PM
It's not that mental. No rapper has made 3 albums of such quality. Eminem? No. LL? No. Jay Z? No. 2pac? No. Biggie? No...
Rap is littered with good and great rappers with terrible albums. Look at the likes of Snoop and Nas. Both have made 1 really good album really and are 2 of the most well thought of or successful rappers. Hip Hop is littered with pretty average albums but some fantastic singles. f***ing Dre is ahead of those when you look at number of good albums. That's mental. He's a producer.
lil wayne says hi
Title: Re: Hip hop fans
Post by: Kaizero on Sunday 23 April 2017, 05:16:56 PM
Branko having a mare saying Eminem doesn't have three top albums. Slim Shady, Marshall Mathers, Eminem Show, Recovery... Even Dre has three top albums, and he's only guven out three solo albums.

All about taste really, and whilst Kendrick is undoubtedly now one of the all time greats, he's not even near just scratching the top five.
Title: Re: Hip hop fans
Post by: Kaizero on Sunday 23 April 2017, 05:19:54 PM
Still maintain the prime hip hop album is 2001 as every damned song on that album could've been a number one hit. Only ever album I've thought that of.
Title: Re: Hip hop fans
Post by: Kaizero on Sunday 23 April 2017, 05:25:49 PM
In no particular order; Eminem, Pac, Biggie, Nas, Dre, Cube, Rakim, Jay Z, Peak Kanye, Andre 3000 and Ghostface Killah all rank ahead for me. Might have forgotten some even. But that he's up there already speaks volumes of how much I rate him tbh as that list hasn't added someone new in a decade :lol:
Title: Re: Hip hop fans
Post by: firetotheworks on Sunday 23 April 2017, 06:00:24 PM
I know next to nowt about hip hop and can still put forward RTJ 1, 2, and 3, and 3 of Kanye's.
Title: Re: Hip hop fans
Post by: firetotheworks on Sunday 23 April 2017, 06:07:23 PM
It's not that mental. No rapper has made 3 albums of such quality. Eminem? No. LL? No. Jay Z? No. 2pac? No. Biggie? No...
Rap is littered with good and great rappers with terrible albums. Look at the likes of Snoop and Nas. Both have made 1 really good album really and are 2 of the most well thought of or successful rappers. Hip Hop is littered with pretty average albums but some fantastic singles. f***ing Dre is ahead of those when you look at number of good albums. That's mental. He's a producer.
If you're going to separate rappers and producers like that then Kendrick and most of them didn't make any of their great albums tbh. It's funny how people will say Dre's a producer like that's less than being a rapper. It's crazy, the amount of craft that goes into top end production is insane, and someone like Dre has been one of the best, up there with Rick Rubin, Dilla, Bomb Squad, Timbaland, The Neptunes etc imo. The guy nigh on invented a sub genre of his own, him not being a great rapper and being seen solely as a producer is irrelevant imo.
Title: Re: Hip hop fans
Post by: Kaizero on Sunday 23 April 2017, 06:10:38 PM
It's not that mental. No rapper has made 3 albums of such quality. Eminem? No. LL? No. Jay Z? No. 2pac? No. Biggie? No...
Rap is littered with good and great rappers with terrible albums. Look at the likes of Snoop and Nas. Both have made 1 really good album really and are 2 of the most well thought of or successful rappers. Hip Hop is littered with pretty average albums but some fantastic singles. f***ing Dre is ahead of those when you look at number of good albums. That's mental. He's a producer.
If you're going to separate rappers and producers like that then Kendrick and most of them didn't make any of their great albums tbh. It's funny how people will say Dre's a producer like that's less than being a rapper. It's crazy, the amount of craft that goes into top end production is insane, and someone like Dre has been one of the best, up there with Rick Rubin, Dilla, Bomb Squad, Timbaland, The Neptunes etc imo. The guy nigh on invented a sub genre of his own, him not being a great rapper and being seen solely as a producer is irrelevant imo.


:thup:

Title: Re: Hip hop fans
Post by: Super Duper Branko Strupar on Sunday 23 April 2017, 07:52:02 PM
I don't think he's the best actual rapper or made the best rap albums. But he is undoubtedly in a very small elite who have managed to put out such a high standard of work. Pac, Biggie, Nas etc all may have been or could be considered a better rapper. Or have made a better album. Maybe 2. But I think it's hard for anyone to argue that Kendricks last 3 albums of of an exceptionally high quality and that is more rare in rap/hip hop than I think people are willing to accept.
Eminem has made 3 very good albums. Eminem Show is probably my favourite
 But are the two LPs and Eminem Show combined as good as Kendrcks 3 combined? It's tough, but I think Kendrick now edges it.    Chronic, 2001 and Compton? Close.
Has he made the best Rap album? No. Is he the best rapper? No. Has he now the most impressive body of work in Hip Hop? I think he just may...
Title: Re: Hip hop fans
Post by: r0cafella on Sunday 23 April 2017, 07:59:31 PM
I don't think he's the best actual rapper or made the best rap albums. But he is undoubtedly in a very small elite who have managed to put out such a high standard of work. Pac, Biggie, Nas etc all may have been or could be considered a better rapper. Or have made a better album. Maybe 2. But I think it's hard for anyone to argue that Kendricks last 3 albums of of an exceptionally high quality and that is more rare in rap/hip hop than I think people are willing to accept.
Eminem has made 3 very good albums. Eminem Show is probably my favourite
 But are the two LPs and Eminem Show combined as good as Kendrcks 3 combined? It's tough, but I think Kendrick now edges it.    Chronic, 2001 and Compton? Close.
Has he made the best Rap album? No. Is he the best rapper? No. Has he now the most impressive body of work in Hip Hop? I think he just may...

It's helps Kendrick doesn't make music for the time as well, even his cross over tracks find the mainstream well without alienating his core fans.

Also his albums are musically very cohesive which is something a lot of rappers can't fathom.
Title: Re: Hip hop fans
Post by: Kaizero on Sunday 23 April 2017, 08:13:06 PM
I don't think he's the best actual rapper or made the best rap albums. But he is undoubtedly in a very small elite who have managed to put out such a high standard of work. Pac, Biggie, Nas etc all may have been or could be considered a better rapper. Or have made a better album. Maybe 2. But I think it's hard for anyone to argue that Kendricks last 3 albums of of an exceptionally high quality and that is more rare in rap/hip hop than I think people are willing to accept.
Eminem has made 3 very good albums. Eminem Show is probably my favourite
 But are the two LPs and Eminem Show combined as good as Kendrcks 3 combined? It's tough, but I think Kendrick now edges it.    Chronic, 2001 and Compton? Close.
Has he made the best Rap album? No. Is he the best rapper? No. Has he now the most impressive body of work in Hip Hop? I think he just may...

I think my main issue with Kendrick vs "the elite" is the issue of his time. He's a great rapper, but compared to the "older" rappers his material doesn't really impact society, because that time has come and gone.
Title: Re: Hip hop fans
Post by: thomas on Sunday 23 April 2017, 08:23:15 PM
(https://media.giphy.com/media/uPeblKaa25xy8/giphy.gif)
Title: Re: Hip hop fans
Post by: Kaizero on Sunday 23 April 2017, 08:36:26 PM
I explained my point horribly, I'm aware :lol: Will retry at a later time.
Title: Re: Hip hop fans
Post by: Segun Oluwaniyi on Sunday 23 April 2017, 08:43:09 PM
Kendrick is an immensely talented rapper in the mould of many greats from previous eras, but as long as his voice retains it annoying, nasal qualities I'll never be a big fan of the guy at all. Respect to him, though.
Title: Re: Hip hop fans
Post by: Super Duper Branko Strupar on Monday 24 April 2017, 12:25:16 AM
Haha. I like the voice comment.
Kaiz man. I absolutely can't agree about the social importance. I can't think of anyone in my lifetime listening to hip-hop from my middle class white privilege that I think is as important. But then I'm probably not the best person to ask.
I think lyrically hes amazing and he tackles a lot of social issues you haven't heard tackled in mainstream hip hop for a very long time. I may be ignorant of others, if I am that's fine. I should broaden. Bit to.me as a youngish rapper from where he is rom with the history of where he's from in an increasingly racist western english speaking world taking hip hop away from where or has been headed over the past 10 years, mainstream at least, I think he's saying a lot of important stuff in a very impressive way. Imo I don't think many hip.hop artists have tried to highlight it as much as he has in such am experimental and musically impressive way since 2pac. And don't get me started on how much I love 2pac.
I quit hip hop circa 2004 and came back because of good kid. So maybe I'm ignorant and biased. But f*** me this guy lights a fire and I cant think of who else has so effectively. Maybe I need to catch up, but this guy has changed "The rapper" for me. I left the rapper because of where it was going and this guy has just forcibly changed that for me. I honestly can't think of anyone lyrically that matches him over 3 most recent albums. Maybe I'm wrong but I can't see who. I think socially he's extremely important but if someone can show me someone else or better or why he's not, I'm open. I even think he's a massive douche with his religion and rapture s*** but f*** me. I put How Much A Dollar Cost on and I think of John Lennon. I'm sold. I'm hooked. I'm in.
Title: Re: Hip hop fans
Post by: TRC on Monday 24 April 2017, 02:19:50 PM
Still maintain the prime hip hop album is 2001 as every damned song on that album could've been a number one hit. Only ever album I've thought that of.

Without a doubt. Was one of the first CD's I ever bought, back in the days any 13 year old could buy a parental advisory CD.
Title: Re: Hip hop fans
Post by: ElDiablo on Monday 24 April 2017, 02:28:34 PM
Kendrick is an immensely talented rapper in the mould of many greats from previous eras, but as long as his voice retains it annoying, nasal qualities I'll never be a big fan of the guy at all. Respect to him, though.

This, this this this.

That said, there's some outstanding tracks on the new one, and it's worth listening to him for the music alone.
Title: Re: Hip hop fans
Post by: Astroblack on Thursday 4 May 2017, 02:06:25 AM
Anyone listen to Ivan Ave? His album, Helping Hands, is probably the best I've heard in years.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=27g6BS0AZtE
Title: Re: Hip hop fans
Post by: cubaricho on Thursday 4 May 2017, 02:15:18 AM
Chance the Rapper has played the last two nights at Red Rocks, probably should've gone.
Title: Re: Hip hop fans
Post by: Fugazi on Monday 8 May 2017, 04:13:10 PM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BfWTbuPIOQY

MF Doom is underrated as f***
Title: Re: Hip hop fans
Post by: The Bonk on Tuesday 9 May 2017, 07:36:22 PM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xkLb5nx_GMo

:thup:
Title: Re: Hip hop fans
Post by: Lush Vlad on Friday 12 May 2017, 09:45:44 AM
Maybe one for the unpopular opinion thread.  But I really don't care much for Kendrick.  Done some right bangers, of course.  But I don't particularly like his style or voice. 

That said, I find myself shaking my head at quite a lot of modern hip hop, TBH.  So I'm probably not offering a fair opinion. 
Title: Re: Hip hop fans
Post by: The Bonk on Friday 12 May 2017, 03:00:39 PM
I loved Section.80, mixed feelings on everything since.
Title: Re: Hip hop fans
Post by: The Bonk on Friday 12 May 2017, 03:02:06 PM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nhNqbe6QENY&list=PL8MspBAj3L4RuTD-ZAa4_9v46IaSEZsO3

I keep coming back to this. :thup:
Title: Re: Hip hop fans
Post by: Leek on Saturday 13 May 2017, 12:59:16 AM
Goldlink has got a great flow, been listening to him since I heard Sober Thoughts. Hes not the best rapper but I just really got into him for some reason and hes got a vibe I like. His latest project is pretty decent aswell, hes got some good songs on youtube knocking around that arent on any of his projects.
Title: Re: Hip hop fans
Post by: Super Duper Branko Strupar on Saturday 13 May 2017, 01:10:17 AM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BfWTbuPIOQY

MF Doom is underrated as f***

:thup:
Title: Re: Hip hop fans
Post by: BlueStar on Sunday 14 May 2017, 06:30:37 PM
Recently found this.  No malo.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Bu7a_lQu_vM
Title: Re: Hip hop fans
Post by: The Bonk on Sunday 14 May 2017, 09:31:46 PM
Goldlink has got a great flow, been listening to him since I heard Sober Thoughts. Hes not the best rapper but I just really got into him for some reason and hes got a vibe I like. His latest project is pretty decent aswell, hes got some good songs on youtube knocking around that arent on any of his projects.

:thup: Agree with all of that. Newer stuff is better produced and his flow has improved.
Title: Re: Hip hop fans
Post by: astraguy on Sunday 14 May 2017, 10:20:14 PM
Recently found this.  No malo.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Bu7a_lQu_vM
That's s***
Title: Re: Hip hop fans
Post by: TBG on Tuesday 20 June 2017, 08:07:36 PM
Mobb Deep's Prodigy has passed away

Quote
Prodigy of Mobb Deep has died at age 42. A publicist for the group confirmed to XXL that he was found unconscious this morning.
He apparently had some sort of health crisis two days ago, and hip-hop as a whole has known P struggled with sickle cell disease for most of his life.
Title: Re: Hip hop fans
Post by: Astroblack on Tuesday 20 June 2017, 08:20:46 PM
Terrible. RIP :'(

He's in my top five. GOD Part 3 and Drink Away the Pain are my favorite verses of his.
Title: Re: Hip hop fans
Post by: CFlan on Tuesday 20 June 2017, 08:25:39 PM
:( he had an unmistakeable flow. RIP
Title: Re: Hip hop fans
Post by: Astroblack on Tuesday 20 June 2017, 08:40:19 PM
Underrated a little. He was scratched in so many choruses. Non Phixion - Drug Music, Common - Sixth Sense, Jay-Z - Devils. Many more.

So young.
Title: Re: Hip hop fans
Post by: Ian W on Tuesday 20 June 2017, 08:48:37 PM
Sad :(
Title: Re: Hip hop fans
Post by: nemtizz on Wednesday 21 June 2017, 12:14:58 AM
This one hurts. RIP, P.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JxDdN-puo3g
Title: Re: Hip hop fans
Post by: nemtizz on Wednesday 21 June 2017, 12:46:36 AM
On a more positive note Royce has a new mixtape out and it's crazy - http://www.datpiff.com/Royce-Da-59-The-Bar-Exam-4-mixtape.849525.html

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OEuO84nNrGU https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aQc2EVMVuwk
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Post by: The College Dropout on Wednesday 21 June 2017, 09:01:13 AM
A true great.  Going to be stuck playing 90's grimey, sinister, unalduterated hip hop. 

95 - 97 Prodigy was only behind Notorious BIG for me on the east.  Better work than Nas or Jay in that period. 

One of the best ever. 
Title: Re: Hip hop fans
Post by: BlueStar on Wednesday 28 June 2017, 07:58:06 PM
Can't say he's technically amazing and he has some cringy moments, but Dr Awkward has something about him I like.  Now Hiring is probably the best he'll ever do.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2IK-ttwltD0

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mDsxRi8_NHk

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8_koWPq0OHc
Title: Re: Hip hop fans
Post by: KaKa on Thursday 6 July 2017, 11:38:27 PM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KLQYraOxd1w
Title: Re: Hip hop fans
Post by: nemtizz on Friday 11 August 2017, 03:01:51 PM
If you're a hip hop head then you'll enjoy The Defiant Ones. Superb mini-series on Jimmy Iovine and Dre.
Title: Re: Hip hop fans
Post by: BlueStar on Wednesday 6 September 2017, 10:18:39 PM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A9hwx-yn6-k

Just rediscovered this, that beat  :sweetjesus:
Title: Re: Hip hop fans
Post by: TheInfiniteOdyssey on Wednesday 6 September 2017, 10:47:26 PM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A9hwx-yn6-k

Just rediscovered this, that beat  :sweetjesus:

I don't really like DOOM that much, but that track slaps so hard.

So much heat you woulda thought it was the Middle East.  :snod:


Speaking of beats.... it's an old one but Norf Norf is incredible.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mb6Jc4juSF8
Title: Re: Hip hop fans
Post by: B-more Mag on Wednesday 6 September 2017, 11:05:51 PM
Speaking of MF Doom, Adult Swim just put out this track from Doom's The Missing Notebook Rhymes series, featuring Kool Keith (http://www.adultswim.com/music/doom/), which is pretty good.
Title: Re: Hip hop fans
Post by: TheInfiniteOdyssey on Saturday 16 September 2017, 06:11:33 PM
Post Malone and 21 Savage put out Rockstar this week. Total banger.  :sweetjesus:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Emz7He0yZ0c (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Emz7He0yZ0c)
Title: Re: Hip hop fans
Post by: ElDiablo on Saturday 16 September 2017, 06:20:18 PM
Any fans of Kevin Abstract? Been listening to him on repeat this week, really good shiz.
Title: Re: Hip hop fans
Post by: Jaqen on Thursday 28 September 2017, 03:34:17 AM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jdwigyVUHqM

He's got a Fire in the Booth part 2 coming up soon as well :) I'm still not sure if his first has ever been topped.
Title: Re: Hip hop fans
Post by: nemtizz on Saturday 28 October 2017, 01:07:29 AM
Belly's new album is great, FWIW.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kmYsMo1or-A
Title: Re: Hip hop fans
Post by: SuperFlat on Sunday 19 November 2017, 11:11:45 PM
Post Malone, man. Had Stoney on repeat all week. Ugly f***er mind.
Title: Re: Hip hop fans
Post by: Ian W on Monday 20 November 2017, 12:12:51 AM
Talib Kweli’s new album is really nice.
Title: Re: Hip hop fans
Post by: nemtizz on Monday 20 November 2017, 04:04:03 AM
CyHi's new album 'No Dope on Sundays' is crazy.
Title: Re: Hip hop fans
Post by: nemtizz on Friday 18 May 2018, 01:36:24 AM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f55HngFE9YM
Title: Re: Hip hop fans
Post by: Ian W on Friday 18 May 2018, 09:23:03 AM
Cole is just pure class.
Title: Re: Hip hop fans
Post by: Beren on Wednesday 30 May 2018, 11:57:48 AM
Drake, ouchhh.
Title: Re: Hip hop fans
Post by: TRC on Wednesday 30 May 2018, 12:29:10 PM
Drake won't go out like this.
Title: Re: Hip hop fans
Post by: Jimburst on Wednesday 30 May 2018, 02:22:43 PM
Drake, ouchhh.
Drake won't go out like this.

What's this about?
Title: Re: Hip hop fans
Post by: TRC on Wednesday 30 May 2018, 02:25:19 PM
Youtube - Duppy Freestyle

Youtube - Story of Adidion
Title: Re: Hip hop fans
Post by: TRC on Wednesday 30 May 2018, 04:05:39 PM
Title: Re: Hip hop fans
Post by: Jimburst on Wednesday 30 May 2018, 04:33:29 PM
Youtube - Duppy Freestyle

Youtube - Story of Adidion

:thup: Cheers. Drake is s**** like. Or his ghostwriters. I don't even really like Pusha T but that was very good, hella personal too :lol:
Title: Re: Hip hop fans
Post by: Infinitely Content on Wednesday 30 May 2018, 05:42:00 PM
I find for the most part rap artists don't come across as good live as they do on record (obviously with a few exceptions). Azealia Banks, however, is the real deal live... stronger, more aggressive & more technically sound delivery than most men.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hcNCn_8W_Ac
Title: Re: Hip hop fans
Post by: firetotheworks on Wednesday 30 May 2018, 06:44:53 PM
Saw her at Leeds in 2012 and she was great like. 99.99% of my enjoyment with her is her producer though. I try and stay away from her away from music as well because she's such a massive dickhead that it almost spoils it.
Title: Re: Hip hop fans
Post by: Infinitely Content on Wednesday 30 May 2018, 07:04:42 PM
So I hear  :lol: I don't know much about the controversy tbh other than the RZA stuff as I'm a fan of him too.

She is ridiculously talented though, willing to turn a blind eye to preserve the music  :) In terms of production, it's really no surprise it's so good when you see a list of collaborators including Lone, Boddika & J Cole (who done that UK Garage track from her album) amongst others.

Her newest single "Anna Wintour" is brilliant too, house beat ever present and her vocals are sounding fantastic.
Title: Re: Hip hop fans
Post by: TheInfiniteOdyssey on Wednesday 30 May 2018, 09:49:50 PM
Pusha came for Drake's throat  :lol:

Daytona is a masterpiece regardless, Hard Piano is my favorite track of the year so far.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wEEAqPMSZqU
Title: Re: Hip hop fans
Post by: Fugazi on Wednesday 30 May 2018, 11:30:33 PM
I find for the most part rap artists don't come across as good live as they do on record (obviously with a few exceptions). Azealia Banks, however, is the real deal live... stronger, more aggressive & more technically sound delivery than most men.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hcNCn_8W_Ac

Saw Public Enemy open for the Stone Roses at the Etihad. s****.
Title: Re: Hip hop fans
Post by: Infinitely Content on Thursday 31 May 2018, 05:59:58 PM
Yup, I've been to few that were massive letdowns to the extent I'd probably not be interested in going to another unless it was someone like Death Grips perhaps.

Wu-Tang Clan
Kanye West (kind of enjoyed it at the time but on reflection it didn't sound great at all)
Danny Brown
ASAP Rocky

All were anywhere from outright awful to pretty boring.

Jay-Z & Kendrick are the only two that delivered by my judgement.
Title: Re: Hip hop fans
Post by: Gallowgate Toon on Thursday 31 May 2018, 07:28:35 PM
Travis Scott doesn't sound good live but his gigs look class, like.
Title: Re: Hip hop fans
Post by: Infinitely Content on Thursday 31 May 2018, 08:09:46 PM
Yeah I think that was part of it with Kanye, he didn't sound great but the stage show was brilliant (two giant cubes raised from centre of the floor where he performed the full set on top of one and Jay-Z on the other). That was enough to make it a spectacle and thus enjoyable. But when they just show up and hope their rap will be entertaining enough for an hour or 2, they best be on it cause it gets slightly awkward & boring very fast if they're not in my experience.
Title: Re: Hip hop fans
Post by: Gallowgate Toon on Thursday 31 May 2018, 09:28:18 PM
I went to see one of the Saint Pablo shows and had a blast. The acoustics in that arena were spot on, though, and the crowd was great. The chopping and changing of his songs was a little off-putting but it helped to keep things fresh, in retrospect.
Title: Re: Hip hop fans
Post by: Gallowgate Toon on Thursday 31 May 2018, 09:31:40 PM
Bit gutted to hear ASAP wasn't very good. I'd absolutely love to be there when Lord Pretty Flacko Joyde goes off.
Title: Re: Hip hop fans
Post by: TheInfiniteOdyssey on Thursday 31 May 2018, 10:02:46 PM
Speaking of Rocky, what are people thinking about his new project?

It's a bit all over the place, but this track slaps hard.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qKyOcQJZcuU
Title: Re: Hip hop fans
Post by: Ian W on Friday 1 June 2018, 12:02:53 AM
Black Thought and 9th Wonder about to release an EP. Still think he’s one of the best rappers ever.
Title: Re: Hip hop fans
Post by: TRC on Friday 1 June 2018, 05:36:37 PM
Kanye's new album is f***ing awful.
Title: Re: Hip hop fans
Post by: Astroblack on Friday 1 June 2018, 05:40:54 PM
I'm loving it. I got Violent Crimes on repeat
Title: Re: Hip hop fans
Post by: TRC on Friday 1 June 2018, 05:46:22 PM
Not impressed at all.

Title: Re: Hip hop fans
Post by: TheInfiniteOdyssey on Friday 1 June 2018, 08:37:50 PM
Yikes is fire  :megusta:
Title: Re: Hip hop fans
Post by: KaKa on Friday 1 June 2018, 08:38:38 PM
Some College Dropout vibes in there. Feeling it.
Title: Re: Hip hop fans
Post by: Super Duper Branko Strupar on Friday 1 June 2018, 08:45:15 PM
Heard Yikes and Violent Crimes. He's such a bad rapper, man :lol:
Title: Re: Hip hop fans
Post by: Ian W on Friday 1 June 2018, 10:09:20 PM
Black Thought and 9th Wonder about to release an EP. Still think he’s one of the best rappers ever.

Forget Kanye, listen to this.
Title: Re: Hip hop fans
Post by: Shelvey's Hair on Friday 1 June 2018, 11:12:02 PM
Old one but I like it.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5XUHlSWG92I
Title: Re: Hip hop fans
Post by: Elliottman on Saturday 2 June 2018, 04:16:38 PM
Old one but I like it.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5XUHlSWG92I

Class that
Title: Re: Hip hop fans
Post by: nemtizz on Saturday 2 June 2018, 11:59:30 PM
Pusha, Cole and Royce all dropping within a month of one and other. Great month for hip-hop. Book of Ryan is a masterpiece, btw. 'Cocaine' is an instant classic.

Cole is just pure class.

First person, aside from Em, that I've heard outbar Royce. Craziness.
Title: Re: Hip hop fans
Post by: TheInfiniteOdyssey on Wednesday 6 June 2018, 09:46:48 PM
 :cool:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Kbj2Zss-5GY
Title: Re: Hip hop fans
Post by: Ian W on Thursday 7 June 2018, 11:55:19 AM
Just discovered that Romesh Ranganathan has a podcast called Hip Hop Saved my Life, where he has guests on and talks about how they got into it, what they like and dislike and all that.

Really good listen, and I've got 50 episodes to get through!
Title: Re: Hip hop fans
Post by: Jimburst on Thursday 7 June 2018, 03:26:10 PM
Yeah, Hip Hop gigs are fairly poor in my experience. Kendrick delivered, despite his s**** setlist, but it still wasn't spectacular.
Title: Re: Hip hop fans
Post by: Astroblack on Thursday 7 June 2018, 03:44:40 PM
This dude is hella cool.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FvGpoKhTbVA
Title: Re: Hip hop fans
Post by: B-more Mag on Thursday 7 June 2018, 03:55:28 PM
Liked Subway System better. Video got pulled down though.
Title: Re: Hip hop fans
Post by: Fugazi on Thursday 7 June 2018, 04:12:37 PM
Track is still available though

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Sio0mCpFOXY
Title: Re: Hip hop fans
Post by: Ian W on Thursday 7 June 2018, 04:40:18 PM
Yeah, Hip Hop gigs are fairly poor in my experience. Kendrick delivered, despite his s**** setlist, but it still wasn't spectacular.

I've seen some amazing ones. Public Enemy, Pharoahe Monch, Talib Kweli, Jurassic 5, Jay Z & Kanye, loads of old UK people. It's mainly the people with very clear delivery that seem to be the best.

It can go wrong though, seen The Roots and they went too left-field with a tuba player prancing about until his tuba fell apart. Rakim and De La Soul and Mos Def on one bill, sound quality was so bad you couldn't hear anything.
Title: Re: Hip hop fans
Post by: Super Duper Branko Strupar on Monday 18 June 2018, 10:49:37 AM
Christ. NASIR has Diddy on it. It's about 30 mins long in entirety, too.
Title: Re: Hip hop fans
Post by: Kanji on Monday 18 June 2018, 11:02:50 AM
Kids See Ghost for the win. Pure bliss.
Title: Re: Hip hop fans
Post by: Ian W on Monday 18 June 2018, 11:10:33 AM
Christ. NASIR has Diddy on it. It's about 30 mins long in entirety, too.

No f***ing way.
Title: Re: Hip hop fans
Post by: Jimburst on Monday 18 June 2018, 11:40:24 AM
Yeah, Hip Hop gigs are fairly poor in my experience. Kendrick delivered, despite his s**** setlist, but it still wasn't spectacular.

I've seen some amazing ones. Public Enemy, Pharoahe Monch, Talib Kweli, Jurassic 5, Jay Z & Kanye, loads of old UK people. It's mainly the people with very clear delivery that seem to be the best.

It can go wrong though, seen The Roots and they went too left-field with a tuba player prancing about until his tuba fell apart. Rakim and De La Soul and Mos Def on one bill, sound quality was so bad you couldn't hear anything.

I've seen Pharoahe Monch and Public Enemy, plus De La Soul and some others from that era. Newer stuff like Joey Badass, Knxwledge, Anderson .paak etc were all decent as well. I don't know, I just don't think Rap/Hip-Hop as a medium for musical expression really translates to a stadium / large venue experience.

Kanye seems to get it right (as an experience), but I don't rate him particularly well musically. Kendrick was good, loads of lights and stuff, good stage presence, but still got nothing on most of the rock/electronica/metal I've seen live over the years.
Title: Re: Hip hop fans
Post by: Segun Oluwaniyi on Monday 18 June 2018, 11:52:41 AM
Christ. NASIR has Diddy on it. It's about 30 mins long in entirety, too.
Nas is my my guy, but I am not really feeling NASIR at all, tbh. It is just OK musically and lyrically, and a bit boring. The guy has an so many great tracks, so I don't know why I am expecting something more him in the third decade of an illustrious career.

Pusha's album was far better, probably his best solo work.
Title: Re: Hip hop fans
Post by: Super Duper Branko Strupar on Monday 18 June 2018, 12:50:30 PM
NASIR is garb. Cops Shot the Kid is awful. I blame Nas for allowing it, but Kanye is to mainly to blame for the output.
Title: Re: Hip hop fans
Post by: Astroblack on Monday 18 June 2018, 02:51:37 PM
Liked Bonjour but that was about it.
Title: Re: Hip hop fans
Post by: Kanji on Monday 18 June 2018, 03:32:01 PM
Nas’s album is done. It’s not very good.

Pusha’s album is incredible. f***ing incredible. 
Title: Re: Hip hop fans
Post by: Astroblack on Tuesday 19 June 2018, 01:15:42 AM
New rapper XXXtencion shot dead. Only 20.
Title: Re: Hip hop fans
Post by: Jimburst on Tuesday 19 June 2018, 09:54:37 AM
Wasn't he psychologically ruining and physically abusing several vulnerable girls over the last few years?

Canny s**** he's been killed but not one to mourn.
Title: Re: Hip hop fans
Post by: Fugazi on Tuesday 19 June 2018, 10:00:21 AM
I'd never heard of him, seemed like a bit of a c***. #crumpy
Title: Re: Hip hop fans
Post by: Heake on Tuesday 19 June 2018, 10:04:19 AM
How I`ll sleep tonight I`ll never f***ing know
Title: Re: Hip hop fans
Post by: Infinitely Content on Tuesday 19 June 2018, 10:15:40 AM
I find it so sad. No matter how much you might think he's a c***, to die at 20 year old is always a terrible shame.
Title: Re: Hip hop fans
Post by: astraguy on Tuesday 19 June 2018, 12:16:47 PM
Wasn't he psychologically ruining and physically abusing several vulnerable girls over the last few years?

Canny s**** he's been killed but not one to mourn.
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Title: Re: Hip hop fans
Post by: Jaqen on Tuesday 19 June 2018, 12:42:19 PM
Wasn't he psychologically ruining and physically abusing several vulnerable girls over the last few years?

Canny s**** he's been killed but not one to mourn.

It’s way worse than that when you look at what he’s been accused of or charged with. Won’t post all the details here but some of it’s horrific including kidnapping a girl and forcing her to pick what BBQ tool he was going to rape her with :anguish:


As a side note I don’t reakly ‘get’ any of these Soundcloud rappers. Lyrically shocking but most of them can’t rap at all either and just mumble over some generic beat. Popularity seems to come from their image of bright coloured hair, face tattoos and bragging about how much Xanax they take. 
Title: Re: Hip hop fans
Post by: Jimburst on Tuesday 19 June 2018, 12:50:22 PM
f***ing hell, I read some of the intial chatges and he seemed like a total scumbag like. Didn't see those particular ones though. Like I said; not one to mourn.
Title: Re: Hip hop fans
Post by: Fugazi on Tuesday 19 June 2018, 01:09:52 PM
Agree completely about SoundCloud rappers, style over substance.
Title: Re: Hip hop fans
Post by: Leek on Tuesday 19 June 2018, 11:03:09 PM
Tbf hes the only soundcloud rapper I actually thought was good musically but that was cause he moved away from the soundcloud sound. I didnt get any of his hardcore sounding stuff which sort of got him his notoriety but his 2 albums he put out were actually really good. They showed he was talented although they were incredibly depressing and dark lyrically, not really stuff I think is healthy for people to be listening to regularly :lol:.
Title: Re: Hip hop fans
Post by: Gallowgate Toon on Tuesday 19 June 2018, 11:40:15 PM
Agree. I'm not much of a fan but he had a very decent flow, when he actually rapped, and occasionally put out some good lyrics covering worthwhile topics. Nice array of styles too. Probably the best of that whole generation to come through, not that that's saying much...

I heard he was a fairly mentally f***ed up individual but I only just read the full allegations against him. Grim. Fans commenting on twitter that he was changing his ways and all that but largely not focusing on the heinous things he did.
Title: Re: Hip hop fans
Post by: Lush Vlad on Wednesday 20 June 2018, 07:48:08 PM
So I have for some reason started listening to Immortal Technique again on Spotify.  Not sure I've heard his stuff since school and only remembered a few of his tracks. 

Holy Catfish.  He is f***ing amazing.
Title: Re: Hip hop fans
Post by: TRC on Wednesday 20 June 2018, 07:54:25 PM
Dance with the Devil and You Never Know are quality.
Title: Re: Hip hop fans
Post by: Lush Vlad on Wednesday 20 June 2018, 07:56:59 PM
Yeah.  They were the two I remembered, along with Point of No Return. 

A few rogue tracks in there that aren't that great.  But on the whole, I really like what I'm hearing. 
Title: Re: Hip hop fans
Post by: nemtizz on Saturday 23 June 2018, 01:12:40 AM
The issue with Nas' album is beats and production.. It's almost as if he recorded the bars then Kanye flipped a coin and chose a random beat for each song.
Title: Re: Hip hop fans
Post by: nemtizz on Tuesday 26 June 2018, 11:47:12 PM
Hadn't ever heard of him before but Jay Rock's new album is great.
Title: Re: Hip hop fans
Post by: Astroblack on Wednesday 27 June 2018, 12:01:28 AM
Tyler's been dropping some good tracks - Gelato in particular.

Jacquees album is good too.
Title: Re: Hip hop fans
Post by: Segun Oluwaniyi on Wednesday 27 June 2018, 12:20:21 AM
The issue with Nas' album is beats and production.. It's almost as if he recorded the bars then Kanye flipped a coin and chose a random beat for each song.
:lol: This has been an issue with various Nas albums over the course of the last twenty years. I think he is the best rapper of all time, but only a rapper. He doesn't have much of an ear musically and chooses absolutely rubbish much of the time.
Title: Re: Hip hop fans
Post by: Lush Vlad on Saturday 21 July 2018, 11:30:19 AM
Not sure if it is because of pure nostalgia or if it is actually decent. But played through Lloyd Banks - The Hunger For More, the other day. Some bangers on there and Til The End sounds better now than it did when I was a kid. He’s got a great voice.
Title: Re: Hip hop fans
Post by: nemtizz on Monday 23 July 2018, 01:51:10 AM
Banks is supremely underrated, and has released a ton of great music since then, mainly mixtapes. Seems the anti-social type so he probably he likes it that way but he should have been way bigger.
Title: Re: Hip hop fans
Post by: astraguy on Sunday 29 July 2018, 08:15:35 PM
Banks was the best member of g-unit /even that generation he could kill anyone in a battle,He has a new mixtape dropping soon
Title: Re: Hip hop fans
Post by: Ian W on Monday 30 July 2018, 12:19:13 PM
Being named after a high-street bank can't help his popularity.
Title: Re: Hip hop fans
Post by: Gallowgate Toon on Thursday 2 August 2018, 09:28:06 AM
Really enjoying TA13OO.
Title: Re: Hip hop fans
Post by: toon25 on Thursday 2 August 2018, 09:33:38 AM
Lowkey’s new(ish) track ‘Death to Liberalism’ is brilliant.
Title: Re: Hip hop fans
Post by: Leek on Friday 3 August 2018, 01:07:09 AM
Only know his song Lucid Dreams which has blown up but Im not a massive fan of but came across this and this guys talented

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=igc1wYW448w (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=igc1wYW448w)
Title: Re: Hip hop fans
Post by: Gallowgate Toon on Friday 3 August 2018, 09:43:24 AM
Some of the production on Astroworld is class.
Title: Re: Hip hop fans
Post by: TheInfiniteOdyssey on Tuesday 7 August 2018, 10:56:05 PM
This album is fantastic.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XzmnM2PLPfs
Title: Re: Hip hop fans
Post by: Ian W on Tuesday 7 August 2018, 10:58:07 PM
Oh, they had one of those big heads in Shoreditch today.
Title: Re: Hip hop fans
Post by: Gallowgate Toon on Wednesday 8 August 2018, 12:04:49 PM
This album is fantastic.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XzmnM2PLPfs

First half is f***ing brilliant and very thematic, but my favourite 2 songs are on the latter half of the album - Astrothunder & Houstonfornication.

Original Maria I'm Drunk is still his best work, IMO.
Title: Re: Hip hop fans
Post by: TheInfiniteOdyssey on Tuesday 14 August 2018, 07:53:51 PM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oKFY0CNXXkc

Love this understated track from Kanye.
Title: Re: Hip hop fans
Post by: Infinitely Content on Tuesday 14 August 2018, 08:35:56 PM
Yeah, love that track :thup:
Title: Re: Hip hop fans
Post by: black_n_white on Tuesday 28 August 2018, 08:48:15 PM
B.Inspired by Bugzy Malone is a good listen, some decent tracks.
Title: Re: Hip hop fans
Post by: TRC on Friday 31 August 2018, 05:05:46 PM
Eminem snapped
Title: Re: Hip hop fans
Post by: CFlan on Friday 31 August 2018, 05:19:42 PM
The Ringer is very good.
Title: Re: Hip hop fans
Post by: CFlan on Friday 31 August 2018, 05:31:47 PM
f***, this is some of the best s*** he’s done since 2003.
Title: Re: Hip hop fans
Post by: Super Duper Branko Strupar on Friday 31 August 2018, 05:33:16 PM
The Ringer is f***ing mint.
Title: Re: Hip hop fans
Post by: Ian W on Friday 31 August 2018, 05:46:44 PM
I’ll have to give more time, it’s annoying how he only raps about himself and how people criticise him too much now.
Title: Re: Hip hop fans
Post by: TRC on Friday 31 August 2018, 06:03:57 PM
He makes fun of that in the Paul skit
Title: Re: Hip hop fans
Post by: Super Duper Branko Strupar on Friday 31 August 2018, 09:09:43 PM
:lol: I'm absolutely loving Kamikaze, man. It's so mint. The Ringer is insane. Greatest is genius. How he's mimicking so many rappers and flows is brilliant and basically saying "Rap however you want, I'm still better than you". When he goes "Revival didn;t go viral" in the style of "My left stroke just went viral" is amazing. Lucky You with Joyner Lucas is brilliant. Superbly complimented. Nice Guy is brilliant and hilarious.

Not a bad song on the album. A couple of "Yeah alright" ones. But the mixture between skill, humour and good old Eminem outrage is brilliant though. His disses are fantastic. Very happy it's this good.
Title: Re: Hip hop fans
Post by: Super Duper Branko Strupar on Friday 31 August 2018, 11:54:06 PM
'Normal' has to be a nod to Chance. That has to be on purpose, surely? Brilliant if so.
Title: Re: Hip hop fans
Post by: TheInfiniteOdyssey on Sunday 2 September 2018, 09:25:21 PM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F1B9Fk_SgI0



Spoiler
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Title: Re: Hip hop fans
Post by: Infinitely Content on Sunday 2 September 2018, 09:30:59 PM
So much adoration for this song + album.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y3IMms8g-lg
Title: Re: Hip hop fans
Post by: Kaizero on Sunday 2 September 2018, 09:39:01 PM
So little adoration for the guy rapping.
Title: Re: Hip hop fans
Post by: Infinitely Content on Sunday 2 September 2018, 09:40:23 PM
Well I love him  :)
Title: Re: Hip hop fans
Post by: Kaizero on Sunday 2 September 2018, 09:41:05 PM
Until he went full MAGA I had very little against the guy.
Title: Re: Hip hop fans
Post by: Charlies on Monday 3 September 2018, 05:54:20 PM
Eminem got a response :lol: looking forward to what's to come.

https://youtu.be/4sNCyiyIc_8
Title: Re: Hip hop fans
Post by: Infinitely Content on Monday 3 September 2018, 05:55:32 PM
Are those the circles Eminem is moving in these days like?  :anguish: Grim
Title: Re: Hip hop fans
Post by: Infinitely Content on Monday 3 September 2018, 07:51:22 PM
Three fine vocal performances and a brilliant instrumental track. Probably my favourite Wu Tang song.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lc7GTnDyEDg
Title: Re: Hip hop fans
Post by: Super Duper Branko Strupar on Monday 3 September 2018, 09:06:42 PM
Eminem got a response :lol: looking forward to what's to come.

https://youtu.be/4sNCyiyIc_8

This is so weak. That MGK looks like right douche as well :lol:
Title: Re: Hip hop fans
Post by: Fugazi on Monday 3 September 2018, 09:14:12 PM
Are those the circles Eminem is moving in these days like?  :anguish: Grim

Aye, why is he bothering with doylums like this.
Title: Re: Hip hop fans
Post by: Kaizero on Monday 3 September 2018, 09:19:05 PM
Are those the circles Eminem is moving in these days like?  :anguish: Grim

Aye, why is he bothering with doylums like this.

MCK is fairly big, and he's been saying he wants to f*** Em's daughter multiple times in his songs. Starting back in 2012 I think, when she was 15.
Title: Re: Hip hop fans
Post by: Elliottman on Tuesday 4 September 2018, 07:46:53 PM
Eminem got a response :lol: looking forward to what's to come.

https://youtu.be/4sNCyiyIc_8

This is so weak. That MGK looks like right douche as well :lol:

To be fair, it takes some balls to go after Eminem that aggressively. And, it’s probably made him famous worldwide overnight.

But Eminem better retaliate  :lol:
Title: Re: Hip hop fans
Post by: nemtizz on Tuesday 4 September 2018, 11:52:16 PM
MGK can legitimately spit. This was absolutely the right decision to go at Em. 1-0 MGK.
Title: Re: Hip hop fans
Post by: Kaizero on Tuesday 4 September 2018, 11:53:42 PM
If only he had any good disses, though.
Title: Re: Hip hop fans
Post by: Super Duper Branko Strupar on Tuesday 4 September 2018, 11:58:02 PM
He flows like my bowels after too little fibre.
Title: Re: Hip hop fans
Post by: TRC on Wednesday 5 September 2018, 12:33:01 AM
Better diss than I was expecting
Title: Re: Hip hop fans
Post by: Jimburst on Wednesday 5 September 2018, 01:17:10 PM
If any of you deucebags want to get back to talking about half decent semi-relevant artists then this podcast is great:

https://dissectpodcast.com/

Breaks up classic albums (done To Pimp a Butterfly, some Kanye, Frank Ocean and now doing a miniseries on The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill) song by song, analysing lyrics and compositions.

The To Pimp a Butterfly one is outrageous, I learned so much. It was already top 5 albums of all time for me, but now it's pushing number 1.
Title: Re: Hip hop fans
Post by: Infinitely Content on Wednesday 5 September 2018, 01:19:45 PM
If any of you deucebags want to get back to talking about half decent semi-relevant artists then this podcast is great:

https://dissectpodcast.com/

Breaks up classic albums (done To Pimp a Butterfly, some Kanye, Frank Ocean and now doing a miniseries on The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill) song by song, analysing lyrics and compositions.

The To Pimp a Butterfly one is outrageous, I learned so much. It was already top 5 albums of all time for me, but now it's pushing number 1.

All bloody great. I'll check this out later, thanks :thup:
Title: Re: Hip hop fans
Post by: Infinitely Content on Wednesday 5 September 2018, 06:58:36 PM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P_Gv12FvkCo
Title: Re: Hip hop fans
Post by: TheInfiniteOdyssey on Wednesday 5 September 2018, 07:31:06 PM
Cudi  :smitten:

My all-time favorite artist, his influence on the genre cannot be understated.
Title: Re: Hip hop fans
Post by: Infinitely Content on Wednesday 5 September 2018, 07:34:07 PM
Ah, nice man :thup: He's pretty bloody excellent like. What did you think of Kids See Ghosts? Not sure it's been discussed too much in here. Thought it was really good, although preferred Ye (initially at least) and given that they both came out side-by-side I haven't spent an awful lot of time with it just yet.
Title: Re: Hip hop fans
Post by: Ian W on Wednesday 5 September 2018, 07:35:54 PM
If any of you deucebags want to get back to talking about half decent semi-relevant artists then this podcast is great:

https://dissectpodcast.com/

Breaks up classic albums (done To Pimp a Butterfly, some Kanye, Frank Ocean and now doing a miniseries on The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill) song by song, analysing lyrics and compositions.

The To Pimp a Butterfly one is outrageous, I learned so much. It was already top 5 albums of all time for me, but now it's pushing number 1.

All bloody great. I'll check this out later, thanks :thup:

Top shout, thanks.

Title: Re: Hip hop fans
Post by: Ian W on Wednesday 5 September 2018, 07:36:37 PM
Where should I start with Kudi? Literally don’t think I’ve ever heard him.
Title: Re: Hip hop fans
Post by: TheInfiniteOdyssey on Wednesday 5 September 2018, 09:02:21 PM
Ah, nice man :thup: He's pretty bloody excellent like. What did you think of Kids See Ghosts? Not sure it's been discussed too much in here. Thought it was really good, although preferred Ye (initially at least) and given that they both came out side-by-side I haven't spent an awful lot of time with it just yet.

It's a fascinating album and their chemistry just radiates throughout the entire production. They both bring out the best in each other, although I think you can discern the Cudi influence more explicitly considering it's ghostly aura.

More generally it's celebratory of their recovery from past trauma and how they're tackling life with a positive outlook. It's an album about two artists lifting each other up and how they heal through their work, still tinged with melancholy throughout mind you.

My favorite track (apart from Reborn) is the self-titled track. Mos Def's verse coming in around the last minute with Cudi harmonizing in the background.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BU_sKzSbTJk
 
(https://i.imgur.com/op9PWrr.gif)

Where should I start with Kudi? Literally don’t think I’ve ever heard him.

A Kid Named Cudi - Cudi's first proper mixtape, launched him into the spotlight. A classic tape.

Man on The Moon - First studio album. Generally perceived to be his greatest solo release.

808s and Heartbreak - Kanye's album but it's Cudi's sound, co-wrote four songs off the album.

Man on The Moon II - Second studio release and my personal favorite. Dark, brooding and psychedelic. Cudi was heavily using drugs at this time and that desensitization bleeds into his music.

WZRD - Rock collaboration effort with his producer friend Dot Da Genius, don't bother with any of the tracks except the lead single Teleport 2 Me which bangs.

Indicud - Third studio album, relatively solid with Cudi doing album production entirely on his own, the surrealist soundscapes are still present but it's a far more uplifting record than his previous work.

Satellite Flight - Fourth studio album. Can be ignored and it's original purpose was to act as a prelude to MOTM III which never materialized. Nothing of any real substance

Speedin' Bullet 2 Heaven - Avoid at all costs, Cudi really lost his mind with this one. Grunge-inspired sound combined with Cudi's notoriously weak vocals. Excruciating listen.

Passion Pain & Demon Slayin' - Sixth studio release, recaptures his unique cosmic hip-hop sound. By Design single with Andre 3000 one of his best tracks ever.

Kids See Ghosts - His latest effort released this summer, a triumphant collaborative album with Kanye and his most widely acclaimed release of any kind to date.

You can listen to all these on major streaming services. I'm surprised you've never heard of him at all, he's had quite a few major singles.
Title: Re: Hip hop fans
Post by: Infinitely Content on Wednesday 5 September 2018, 11:23:47 PM
Nicely described TIO, agree with your points re: KSG, and also agree that Man on the Moon II is his best work (although I haven't heard every album in their entirety yet).
Title: Re: Hip hop fans
Post by: Jimburst on Thursday 6 September 2018, 01:41:19 PM
Are we talking about the same dude who did that Day N Nite tune that was a staple of Basement and Sinners throughout the late 2000's?

I haven't listened to anything else but I have an almost allergic reaction to that tune.
Title: Re: Hip hop fans
Post by: Super Duper Branko Strupar on Thursday 6 September 2018, 04:14:27 PM
:lol: Yeah
Title: Re: Hip hop fans
Post by: TRC on Thursday 6 September 2018, 05:56:35 PM
Just tried listening to Cudi's latest. Not a fan.
Title: Re: Hip hop fans
Post by: Fugazi on Friday 7 September 2018, 10:54:25 PM
Only real OGs remember GLC

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xpXfkU89yIY
Title: Re: Hip hop fans
Post by: Nate on Friday 7 September 2018, 10:59:45 PM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AbV-Q6tz4B8
Title: Re: Hip hop fans
Post by: GeordieDazzler on Saturday 8 September 2018, 06:28:47 AM
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-45455769
Title: Re: Hip hop fans
Post by: Infinitely Content on Saturday 8 September 2018, 12:06:47 PM
Never been a fan of his music but it's grim to read the news. RIP.
Title: Re: Hip hop fans
Post by: TheInfiniteOdyssey on Saturday 8 September 2018, 04:32:18 PM
Rest in peace Mac.

Blue Slide Park was a formative album in my teenage years.
Title: Re: Hip hop fans
Post by: Infinitely Content on Saturday 8 September 2018, 11:22:12 PM
He's wrote so many classic songs. He's up there with the absolute greatest in hip hop, there's no question about it.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7HBM4fRqN7A

Title: Re: Hip hop fans
Post by: Super Duper Branko Strupar on Sunday 9 September 2018, 12:24:29 AM
He's wrote so many classic songs. He's up there with the absolute greatest in hip hop, there's no question about it.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7HBM4fRqN7A



I can't agree, personally. I've really tried to get in to later Kanye, I really have. 808s. MBDTF. LoP. But man, he just can't really rap. Like technically, he's weak, man. And lyrically, again imo, he just doesn't hit the mark for me. Just obvious and the kind of "clever" that really isn't clever. Childish, for me. One of my mates loves the line "Mayonnaise-colored Benz, I push Miracle Whips", and say's it's incredible word play, but that's leagues below something like "You see the whip left scars on me back. But now we have a big whip parked on the block" from Kendrick. It's like learned adult and naive kid.

No doubt he's a great hip hop producer. For himself and others. Anyone that creates Heart of the City for Jay Z has talent in that field. But a rapper? Na, man.

Saying all that, College Dropout & Late Registration were good albums. But for me, there his best.
Title: Re: Hip hop fans
Post by: Infinitely Content on Sunday 9 September 2018, 01:34:42 AM
I will say, I partially posted that (a rather bold, disagreeable statement) knowing there would be some objection. I think Kanye is an artist. A rapper sure, producer, curator etc. absolutely, but moreover each of those defined disciplines he's an artist. If we just judge hip hop musicians on their ability to rap then I can't help but feel with end up at rather dull, objective ends. Eminem for instance can clearly technically rap 'better' than Kanye West. But has he been able to sustain artistic impact over a long period of time & personal phases of growth (meaning - to me - to observe the world around, internalise it, and then produce not just music but artwork that hits people in relevant ways, and provokes other people to be creative in similar ways)? I'd say absolutely not. In fact he has released some awful music in attempt to stay relevant, where as Kanye is often the guy dictating to a large extent what that even sounds like, or means. You could argue that's just over a period of time, and Eminem enjoyed a similar period of dominance and relevancy earlier on in his career, but to me there's something fundamentally different in the way Kanye approaches making music & albums as creative entities in the same way an amazing director creates a film, or a genius author compiles a book - it's to me that such an approach to his work makes him a superior artist to most.

To comment solely on his rapping and lyricism, and take you up on the Kanye v Kendrick thing, Kanye tends to go down two avenues with his lyrics, (asides from the likes of Power and a few others which deal with social/political/racial relations/observations perhaps comparable to a Kendrick Lamar, although not as deep, lets say) they tend to either be emotionally-led personal stories which others can connect to, and which bravely leaves him vulnerable (something he's often laughed at and dismissed for) or completely humour-based, tongue in cheek phrases such as his recent "Let me hit it raw like f*** the outcome. Ay, none of us would be here without cum". He often makes no attempt to be deeply meaningful in all of his words & songs, and thus shouldn't be judged negatively for lacking that quality. However, I'd say it's often equally as clever wordplay, and more importantly, he makes it sound incredible with the way in which he puts across his lines, and how they work with the beats he himself has curated or created.

I think everyone of his albums is an incredibly interesting, creative, original piece of work, in the same way I (as an aspiring graphic artist) would look through books by visual artists and observers of the current state of (certain aspects of) the world such as Peter De Potter, Marshall McLuhan, Laura Oldfield Ford or David Carson and get that feeling inside of "oh s***, I want to create something - now - I'm inspired" I get that from his albums, and I know countless others do too - which can't be ignored. His impact is colossal. You don't have a Drake or hundreds of other rappers which make up the present hip hop landscape (love or hate them) without Kanye making 808's & other works. There's no difference between that and looking at a band such as Yes, and saying wow, modern, influential bands such as Battles or Tame Impala would not exist without Yes. Personal taste is irrelevant as the influence of such artists is undeniable. Kanye is up there in terms of influence, on artists of multiple fields I'd say.

I realise my for-Kanye argument boils down to the world 'artist', but I just can't escape it such is the massive creative impact he has on me when listening to his work. I absolutely love Kendrick too, but I don't get the same thirst for life, self-reflection, feelings of confidence, empowerment, inspiration to transcend feelings of inferiority, worthlessness and other negative emotions when listening to his music than I do Kanye. He pours something very unique and vulnerable into his albums, whilst creating & curating some of the finest productions we have heard in the 2000's. He's one of the greatest of all time. Has to be!
Title: Re: Hip hop fans
Post by: B-more Mag on Sunday 9 September 2018, 01:46:06 AM
A'ight, hip hop HTT.
Title: Re: Hip hop fans
Post by: Super Duper Branko Strupar on Sunday 9 September 2018, 01:50:36 AM
That's a lot to reply to and some very interesting opinion I genuinely would like to talk more about. But it's 2 and I'm drunk, but I'll come back to it.
Title: Re: Hip hop fans
Post by: Infinitely Content on Sunday 9 September 2018, 02:05:55 AM
Me too mate, I've sent myself to sleep typing that out - I'm half a bottle of whisky down-under and I may look back on that comment as an incoherent spew of nonsense tomorrow, but I'm sat listening to his albums tonight and I just absolutely love them, and him.
Title: Re: Hip hop fans
Post by: Super Duper Branko Strupar on Sunday 9 September 2018, 02:08:02 AM
I genuinely want to like his stuff and see what others see. I just cant/wont/haven't. The fact he's a c*** doesn't help.
Title: Re: Hip hop fans
Post by: Charlies on Friday 14 September 2018, 08:25:49 PM
?s=20
Title: Re: Hip hop fans
Post by: Super Duper Branko Strupar on Friday 14 September 2018, 08:44:15 PM
:lol:
Title: Re: Hip hop fans
Post by: Elliottman on Friday 14 September 2018, 08:54:42 PM
 :love:

Finally. Thought the second half was stronger
Title: Re: Hip hop fans
Post by: TRC on Saturday 15 September 2018, 12:38:36 AM
That Diddy line though...
Title: Re: Hip hop fans
Post by: mofo on Saturday 15 September 2018, 01:48:40 AM
?s=20

The guy is a f***ing genius!
Title: Re: Hip hop fans
Post by: Elliottman on Saturday 15 September 2018, 08:57:32 AM
That Diddy line though...

What’s the crack there then, is there any ‘beef ‘ between Eminem and diddy or was it just a joke?
Title: Re: Hip hop fans
Post by: Kaizero on Saturday 15 September 2018, 05:52:54 PM
That Diddy line though...

What’s the crack there then, is there any ‘beef ‘ between Eminem and diddy or was it just a joke?

Realistically, it's 'cause MGK is on Diddy's label and dissing opposing labels is classic diss track behaviour. But, if you're into conspiracy theories, there's probably very few people better placed than Iovine and Dre to know if Diddy actually had something to do with the murder of 'Pac. Also, Eminem will be extremely aware of the outrage and attention saying it would create, so it could be mainly driven by publicity desire.
Title: Re: Hip hop fans
Post by: TheInfiniteOdyssey on Saturday 29 September 2018, 07:02:38 PM
Still fire.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1kgw0vubj9U
Title: Re: Hip hop fans
Post by: Tooj on Saturday 29 September 2018, 07:11:04 PM
Black Star is 20 years old today, what an album man.

Remember having for fork out about 20 quid for that back in the day and many others on the HMV imports section.
Title: Re: Hip hop fans
Post by: Ian W on Saturday 29 September 2018, 07:41:23 PM
Black Star is 20 years old today, what an album man.

Remember having for fork out about 20 quid for that back in the day and many others on the HMV imports section.

Stone cold classic, incredible album.

Favourite is probably Respiration, so evocative. You can literally hear New York at night, absolutely beautiful.
Title: Re: Hip hop fans
Post by: B-more Mag on Saturday 29 September 2018, 08:51:24 PM
Black Star is 20 years old today, what an album man.

Remember having for fork out about 20 quid for that back in the day and many others on the HMV imports section.

Outkast's Aquemini, too. Another classic.
Title: Re: Hip hop fans
Post by: astraguy on Saturday 29 September 2018, 09:57:25 PM
Tha carter 5 came out yesterday anyone listened? not a fan of Eminem's new album neither
Title: Re: Hip hop fans
Post by: TRC on Sunday 30 September 2018, 03:05:34 AM
Kendrick drops an unreal verse in Mona Lisa. I like Lil Wayne, but his stuff just doesn't have longevity unless another rapper drops an incredible verse on his tracks.
Title: Re: Hip hop fans
Post by: Super Duper Branko Strupar on Monday 1 October 2018, 12:30:02 PM
Liking YSIV so far.
Title: Re: Hip hop fans
Post by: Super Duper Branko Strupar on Monday 1 October 2018, 12:44:19 PM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C3-skAbrO2g

:sweetjesus:
Title: Re: Hip hop fans
Post by: TRC on Monday 1 October 2018, 02:27:54 PM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C3-skAbrO2g

:sweetjesus:

Probably have this on repeat all day tbh

Title: Re: Hip hop fans
Post by: The College Dropout on Monday 1 October 2018, 04:56:28 PM
Black Thought and 9th Wonder about to release an EP. Still think he’s one of the best rappers ever.


This may be your best post ever.
Title: Re: Hip hop fans
Post by: The College Dropout on Monday 1 October 2018, 04:59:48 PM
Ah, nice man :thup: He's pretty bloody excellent like. What did you think of Kids See Ghosts? Not sure it's been discussed too much in here. Thought it was really good, although preferred Ye (initially at least) and given that they both came out side-by-side I haven't spent an awful lot of time with it just yet.

I loved Kids See Ghost, didn't like Ye.

Kanye and his production team really knows how to get the best out of Cudi. A Kid Named Cudi, MOTOM 1 & 2 all involve Kanye's producers to some extent and they're great. Indicud and the last Cudi album aside.... it's been pretty terrible from the lad when not involved with Good Music in any capacity.

A Bullet Speeding to Heaven or whatever might be the worst album i've ever heard.
Title: Re: Hip hop fans
Post by: The College Dropout on Monday 1 October 2018, 05:03:00 PM
Nicely described TIO, agree with your points re: KSG, and also agree that Man on the Moon II is his best work (although I haven't heard every album in their entirety yet).

Agreed MOTM - especially the last 4 or 5 songs is brilliant and my favourite Cudi album also

But seriously... never listen to the Speedin Bullet album. It's worse than has been suggested.
Title: Re: Hip hop fans
Post by: TheInfiniteOdyssey on Sunday 7 October 2018, 11:03:08 AM
Big vibes.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q0gG0DtbPcY
Title: Re: Hip hop fans
Post by: Super Duper Branko Strupar on Monday 22 October 2018, 01:18:37 PM
(https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/f/f8/Cuzznz.jpg)

Title: Re: Hip hop fans
Post by: nemtizz on Saturday 10 November 2018, 01:36:25 AM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EMINMawUzow
Title: Re: Hip hop fans
Post by: ponsaelius on Friday 16 November 2018, 05:25:40 PM
https://www.ticketweb.uk/event/an-orchestral-rendition-of-dr-wylam-brewery-tickets/8904535?pl=wylam&edpPlParam=%3Fpl%3Dwylam

May be of interest to some
Title: Re: Hip hop fans
Post by: TheInfiniteOdyssey on Friday 16 November 2018, 05:47:42 PM
New 88GLAM album dropped.

Although I'm quite disappointed with it's overt familiarity, it still possesses a few gems.

4 am party vibes for this one.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6phWg45P3wM
Title: Re: Hip hop fans
Post by: Infinitely Content on Saturday 17 November 2018, 10:42:31 AM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E4ElKdsW2AM

Impressive visuals
Title: Re: Hip hop fans
Post by: TheInfiniteOdyssey on Saturday 17 November 2018, 02:02:26 PM
What a set, two icons.  :smitten:
Title: Re: Hip hop fans
Post by: TheInfiniteOdyssey on Friday 23 November 2018, 08:11:55 PM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EfHNIPXTxy0
Title: Re: Hip hop fans
Post by: KaKa on Friday 23 November 2018, 08:25:01 PM
These dudes are lost man ... the absolute state of them. Terrible song too. All just so terrible.
Title: Re: Hip hop fans
Post by: TheInfiniteOdyssey on Saturday 24 November 2018, 08:36:55 PM
Ten years ago today, Kanye released 808s & Heartbreak.

(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/DsybjYeV4AAuCAJ.jpg)

A stunning and profoundly influential album.
Title: Re: Hip hop fans
Post by: Astroblack on Sunday 25 November 2018, 07:58:00 PM
Wasn't whether to put this in the Football section, but Memphis Depay's Instagram story? Is it a story? video? Anyway, this was surprisingly good.

https://www.instagram.com/p/BqnGczkD75r/?utm_source=ig_web_copy_link
Title: Re: Hip hop fans
Post by: Super Duper Branko Strupar on Friday 7 December 2018, 02:17:25 PM
Just seen this. Snoop, man... :lol:

(https://i.dailymail.co.uk/1/2018/10/02/21/4713154-6233017-image-a-1_1538512099941.jpg)
Title: Re: Hip hop fans
Post by: B-more Mag on Tuesday 11 December 2018, 01:47:22 PM
Posted this in the general "Listening To" thread a while back, but it's so good it's worth posting again.

https://youtu.be/GiaK_IBbMO4

I mean, it's got a simulacra/chakra rhyme in it too, ffs.
Title: Re: Hip hop fans
Post by: nemtizz on Thursday 13 December 2018, 03:34:30 AM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tVmZX5Y6-mw

Styles has had one hell of a year.
Title: Re: Hip hop fans
Post by: Lush Vlad on Thursday 13 December 2018, 07:02:33 AM
Been listening to a bit of T.I. recently. Never been that for or against him. But finding his stuff pretty good. Even some of the cheesier, more mainstream stuff.
Title: Re: Hip hop fans
Post by: TRC on Friday 14 December 2018, 02:55:39 AM
Kanye melting down on twitter right now.

Title: Re: Hip hop fans
Post by: Fugazi on Friday 14 December 2018, 11:46:23 PM
Criminal that they only made one album.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rS1cggllfig
Title: Re: Hip hop fans
Post by: TheInfiniteOdyssey on Sunday 23 December 2018, 04:07:22 PM
This Kanye performance is so heartfelt and emotional.  :weep:

You can clearly hear his turmoil, hurt and pain.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hQDgMBLrbKo


The greatest.
Title: Re: Hip hop fans
Post by: nemtizz on Sunday 23 December 2018, 04:31:52 PM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AbnMviwfLQs

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QbYWIlfaUzg

Dave East is awesome, man. Only recently starting listening to him in the last couple weeks.

So much music, too. 5 'albums' since 17' and they're all fire.
Title: Re: Hip hop fans
Post by: astraguy on Sunday 23 December 2018, 07:31:05 PM
Rap/Rnb now is utter s***  :knuppel2: i always find i go back to old artists such as 50 cent ,Eminem , G-unit ,Tupac , Nelly, R kelly etc etc even albums this year the new generation bigged up (Eminem , Lil Wayne ) are utter s***
Title: Re: Hip hop fans
Post by: TheInfiniteOdyssey on Sunday 23 December 2018, 07:43:45 PM
Rap/Rnb now is utter s***  :knuppel2: i always find i go back to old artists such as 50 cent ,Eminem , G-unit ,Tupac , Nelly, R kelly etc etc even albums this year the new generation bigged up (Eminem , Lil Wayne ) are utter s***

No it's not, either it's not to your taste or you're not listening to the best artists.
Title: Re: Hip hop fans
Post by: nemtizz on Monday 24 December 2018, 12:25:47 AM
Nah, you're not looking well or hard enough. Plenty of great current artists out there for both genres.

Some great hip-hop albums that only came out this year:

Pusha T - Daytona
J Cole -  KOD
Royce - Book of Ryan
Joell Ortiz - Mona Lisa
Dave East & Styles P - Beloved
Meek Mill - Championships
Nipsey Hussle - Victory
Jay Rock - Redemption
Styles P - G-Host

R&B, etc:

6lack - East Atlanta Love Letter
Travis Scott - ASTROWORLD
Ella Mae - Ella Mae
Rae Sremmurd - SR3MM
Title: Re: Hip hop fans
Post by: Lush Vlad on Monday 24 December 2018, 12:55:48 AM
This Kanye performance is so heartfelt and emotional.  :weep:

You can clearly hear his turmoil, hurt and pain.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hQDgMBLrbKo


The greatest.

I actually quite like Kanye for his music. But not feeling that at all. Dancing like Peter Crouch dressed as a scarecrow/voodoo dummy whilst singing through an auto-tuner.

As for the greatest? Not for me, Jeff.
Title: Re: Hip hop fans
Post by: Fugazi on Monday 24 December 2018, 11:05:00 AM
G-Unit ffs :lol:
Title: Re: Hip hop fans
Post by: Ian W on Monday 24 December 2018, 11:26:24 AM
Rap/Rnb now is utter s***  :knuppel2: i always find i go back to old artists such as 50 cent ,Eminem , G-unit ,Tupac , Nelly, R kelly etc etc even albums this year the new generation bigged up (Eminem , Lil Wayne ) are utter s***

Seems like you just have bad taste my man.
Title: Re: Hip hop fans
Post by: Lush Vlad on Monday 24 December 2018, 11:45:54 AM
Were Mobb Deep commercially big or a success? Never really got played growing up the same way 2pac, Biggie, 50, Eminem, DMX etc. But they are unbelievable. My go to choice if I’m on a heavy lifting day at the gym and their beats are always class.

I may have just been in the wrong crowd. But they seem massively underrated by most my mates.
Title: Re: Hip hop fans
Post by: nemtizz on Monday 24 December 2018, 02:17:00 PM
Outside of New York they’re criminally underrated. Same with The Lox.
Title: Re: Hip hop fans
Post by: Ian W on Monday 24 December 2018, 02:51:00 PM
They’re well respected in general though, I always think of The Infamous as a genuinely fantastic album.
Title: Re: Hip hop fans
Post by: The College Dropout on Monday 24 December 2018, 06:55:00 PM
The Infamous is probably my favourite "winter" hip hop album. A legit masterpiece.


Hell on Earth is superb too.

Prodigy had a decent solo career. RIP.
Title: Re: Hip hop fans
Post by: nemtizz on Wednesday 26 December 2018, 10:57:42 PM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y7d42LJfkqQ
Title: Re: Hip hop fans
Post by: toon25 on Wednesday 26 December 2018, 11:10:57 PM
Can’t stop listening to Lowkey atm - his track ‘Death Of liberalism’ is brilliant. Fantastic live version he did for BBC Asian Network too.
Title: Re: Hip hop fans
Post by: nemtizz on Wednesday 30 January 2019, 01:06:56 AM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9aAb2H2IVbA
Title: Re: Hip hop fans
Post by: Charlies on Wednesday 13 March 2019, 02:44:04 AM
Don't know if theres a UK grime / hip hop thread, but how good is Dave man.

https://youtu.be/pDUPSNdmFew
Title: Re: Hip hop fans
Post by: Astroblack on Wednesday 13 March 2019, 10:37:30 AM
Wow didn’t know there was racism against black people in England. Legit. Think it’s different in the US and in England. My experience anyway.

This is better English hip hop. These dudes and Jimothy bringing that heat.

https://youtu.be/fCNWQrV-uew


Title: Re: Hip hop fans
Post by: Kaizero on Wednesday 13 March 2019, 10:49:38 AM
Wow didn’t know there was racism against black people in England. Legit.

(https://i.giphy.com/media/oOxBQwNqGwxeWLDF6A/giphy.gif)
Title: Re: Hip hop fans
Post by: Astroblack on Wednesday 13 March 2019, 10:52:35 AM
Yea deadass. I’ve lived in both. In England, it’s like “ok, I’m black but I’m going to be the best white person I can be.” But in America it’s like “but I’m black, look at me” but don’t mention I’m black. Like Johnson in Peep Show. Black but he’s basically white.

AnywY listen to my track cause you’ll see I have superior taste to you.
Title: Re: Hip hop fans
Post by: Kanji on Wednesday 13 March 2019, 11:26:40 AM
Been on a Wu kick heavy last month or so. Wu Tang Forever + the individual albums from the crew.

A perfect gym bump is Nas Illmatic.
Title: Re: Hip hop fans
Post by: Kaizero on Wednesday 13 March 2019, 11:27:39 AM
I've started listening to new Kanye recently after putting it off due to him being all Trump-friendly and s***.

He's so f***ing good, I both love and hate it.
Title: Re: Hip hop fans
Post by: Astroblack on Wednesday 13 March 2019, 01:25:30 PM
Only built for cuban link gotta be the best wu solo project. Imo anyway. Never really liked Ghost’s solo stuff actually prefer Action Bronson. Though would say Ghost on that De La track from The Gring Date is my favorite Ghost verse. A track where I actually understand what he’s saying.

New Kanye > old Kanye.
Title: Re: Hip hop fans
Post by: Ian W on Wednesday 13 March 2019, 02:06:11 PM
Liquid Swords?
Title: Re: Hip hop fans
Post by: Jimburst on Wednesday 13 March 2019, 04:32:20 PM
Liquid Swords.
Title: Re: Hip hop fans
Post by: Jimburst on Wednesday 13 March 2019, 04:32:33 PM
Wow didn’t know there was racism against black people in England. Legit.

(https://i.giphy.com/media/oOxBQwNqGwxeWLDF6A/giphy.gif)

:lol: :lol:
Title: Re: Hip hop fans
Post by: Ian W on Wednesday 13 March 2019, 04:34:07 PM
I still don't understand if that statement was genuine ???
Title: Re: Hip hop fans
Post by: Ian W on Wednesday 13 March 2019, 04:43:24 PM
Liquid Swords.

Listening to Duel of the Iron Mic now, absolutely ridiculous stuff.
Title: Re: Hip hop fans
Post by: Jimburst on Wednesday 13 March 2019, 06:28:18 PM
One of the best albums ever IMO, never mind hip-hop.
Title: Re: Hip hop fans
Post by: Kanji on Thursday 14 March 2019, 04:54:01 AM
Liquid Swords, Cuban Linx, Supreme Clientele, Ironman, Tikal.

You could name a ton of Ghostface solo albums imo.

If you talk Kanye - Kids See Ghost album with Cudi is unreal.
Title: Re: Hip hop fans
Post by: Ian W on Thursday 14 March 2019, 08:52:28 AM
Mos Def doing a gig with Ocean Wisdom supporting in Kentish Town, April. Wasn’t going to go but Ocean adds another element.
Title: Re: Hip hop fans
Post by: Astroblack on Thursday 14 March 2019, 03:51:18 PM
Liquid Swords.

Listening to Duel of the Iron Mic now, absolutely ridiculous stuff.

On that album , I like only like Liquid Swords and Living in the World Today. That's it really. OB4CL has a lot more sustenance. Ice Water and Glaciers of Ice are masterpieces imo.
Title: Re: Hip hop fans
Post by: Fugazi on Thursday 14 March 2019, 05:50:59 PM
hHow can't you like Duel of the Iron Mic?
Title: Re: Hip hop fans
Post by: Bowie on Friday 15 March 2019, 09:19:16 AM
B.I.B.L.E is my favourite off Liquid Swords like. Canny excited to see GZA next month do the album in full.
Title: Re: Hip hop fans
Post by: Jimburst on Friday 15 March 2019, 09:22:21 AM
4th Chamber is the best track on the album IMO. Every verse is outrageous. RZA's verse in particular is amazing.
Title: Re: Hip hop fans
Post by: Infinitely Content on Friday 15 March 2019, 10:47:01 AM
Sampling work in this track at 1:50 onwards is simply superb.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Lq2TmRzg19k
Title: Re: Hip hop fans
Post by: Astroblack on Friday 15 March 2019, 07:09:31 PM
hHow can't you like Duel of the Iron Mic?

The beat, man. Just a little repepitive. Am a Gza fan. Unbalanced like elephants and ants on seesaws. Lyrics are weak like alarm clock speakers. Those are some tight rhymes.
Title: Re: Hip hop fans
Post by: TRC on Monday 25 March 2019, 12:52:43 PM
A lot of stuff going round on Twitter about Tech n9ne passing away, not sure if its true or not.

Edit: It seems that it's a different Tech 9 that died.
Title: Re: Hip hop fans
Post by: B-more Mag on Wednesday 27 March 2019, 04:53:29 PM
RUN-D.M.C. was released on this day 35 years ago!

https://youtu.be/d35p29Cvf1M
Title: Re: Hip hop fans
Post by: toon25 on Wednesday 27 March 2019, 06:47:02 PM
Going to see Lowkey in Norwich in April. Can’t wait.
Title: Re: Hip hop fans
Post by: Fugazi on Wednesday 27 March 2019, 08:45:49 PM
Going to see Lowkey in Norwich in April. Can’t wait.

He kept that quiet
Title: Re: Hip hop fans
Post by: toon25 on Wednesday 27 March 2019, 09:21:01 PM
 :boomboom:i
Going to see Lowkey in Norwich in April. Can’t wait.

He kept that quiet

 :boomboom:
Title: Re: Hip hop fans
Post by: Newintoon on Monday 1 April 2019, 08:55:44 AM
Nipsey Hussle shot dead in LA,
 RIP
Title: Re: Hip hop fans
Post by: localshop on Monday 1 April 2019, 10:15:51 AM
Nipsey Hussle shot dead in LA,
 RIP

Awful news. Victory Lap was a classic and by all account he did a lot of good things for his local community.
Title: Re: Hip hop fans
Post by: nemtizz on Monday 1 April 2019, 10:50:53 AM
I'll be bumping that album until the day I die.

Rest in peace.
Title: Re: Hip hop fans
Post by: r0cafella on Monday 1 April 2019, 11:21:09 AM
I'll be bumping that album until the day I die.

Rest in peace.

Great Post, I concur.

Rest in peace to a man who was making positive changes.
Title: Re: Hip hop fans
Post by: Ian W on Monday 1 April 2019, 02:08:40 PM
I haven't heard of him.
Title: Re: Hip hop fans
Post by: nemtizz on Monday 1 April 2019, 02:13:17 PM
I’ll never begin to understand such a post when someone passes. Utterly worthless contribution.
Title: Re: Hip hop fans
Post by: Ian W on Monday 1 April 2019, 02:23:06 PM
Eh? Just I like to know about who's good in hip hop, and hadn't come across him. Calm down.
Title: Re: Hip hop fans
Post by: Super Duper Branko Strupar on Monday 1 April 2019, 05:35:33 PM
:lol::lol:

FFS Ian you insensitive Monster!! Why be so worthless?
Title: Re: Hip hop fans
Post by: nemtizz on Monday 1 April 2019, 06:10:57 PM
Eh? Just I like to know about who's good in hip hop, and hadn't come across him. Calm down.

If you don’t know who Nipsey is then you don’t know hip-hop, and that’s fine. Still an odd thing to say.
Title: Re: Hip hop fans
Post by: firetotheworks on Monday 1 April 2019, 06:22:36 PM
f***ing hell, I thought I was sensitive. :lol: He only said he hasn't heard of him, man.
Title: Re: Hip hop fans
Post by: nemtizz on Monday 1 April 2019, 06:28:01 PM
Why would you say that after someone had just been shot and killed. :lol: So f***ing weird.

Title: Re: Hip hop fans
Post by: firetotheworks on Monday 1 April 2019, 06:34:44 PM
Because it being posted about at all is tied to whether we know who they are or not. Didn't think it was in the same bracket as Crumpy's when George Michael died for example, but fair enough if you think it was weird.
Title: Re: Hip hop fans
Post by: Ian W on Monday 1 April 2019, 06:38:30 PM
If it helps to contribute further, I was surprised there was someone who people reacted to so positively but I hadn’t come across at all. Admittedly I’m not as bleeding edge as I used to be, but I try.

Also I specifically chose ‘I haven’t heard of him’, instead of ‘never heard of the bloke’ or something like that.

It’s almost like it’s hard to communicate all these things on a message board.
Title: Re: Hip hop fans
Post by: nemtizz on Monday 1 April 2019, 06:47:44 PM
Yeah, maybe I took it the wrong way, and for that I apologise. My bad.
Title: Re: Hip hop fans
Post by: Ian W on Monday 1 April 2019, 10:25:14 PM
No worries man, could’ve explained better.

I was disappointed I didn’t find out about him until now as well.
Title: Re: Hip hop fans
Post by: Super Duper Branko Strupar on Tuesday 2 April 2019, 05:25:05 PM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kpfKJMr74b8
Title: Re: Hip hop fans
Post by: Tyne81 on Wednesday 3 April 2019, 10:12:06 AM
Didn't know that much about Nipsey but was he a bit of bad lad? Not just a rap persona?
Title: Re: Hip hop fans
Post by: r0cafella on Wednesday 3 April 2019, 10:23:27 AM
He was a rolling 60 drip before rap. Was trying to make positive changes in his community since he became famous though.
Title: Re: Hip hop fans
Post by: Tyne81 on Wednesday 3 April 2019, 10:49:08 AM
Poor fella, seems to have made some impact with this effecting some big names. Been out the loop with rap for sometime, more of a casual listener these days.
Title: Re: Hip hop fans
Post by: Kaizero on Wednesday 3 April 2019, 07:41:42 PM
My fav Nipsey story is when he charged $100 for his mixtape and Jay-Z bought 100.
Title: Re: Hip hop fans
Post by: Super Duper Branko Strupar on Wednesday 10 April 2019, 02:07:09 PM
Can anyone tell me what this 4 bar piano riff is off? (starts about 2:45) Got a feeling I've heard it from Reasonable Doubt but fatty has everything exclusively on Tidal and I'm not sifting through youtube vids for it. Jay (if it was him) probably sampled it too but it's really doing my head in.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SfK549sa8VE#t=2m45s
Title: Re: Hip hop fans
Post by: Ian W on Wednesday 10 April 2019, 02:49:48 PM
Can't place it.
Title: Re: Hip hop fans
Post by: Conjo on Wednesday 10 April 2019, 03:05:13 PM
hm hm him
Title: Re: Hip hop fans
Post by: Astroblack on Wednesday 10 April 2019, 03:30:43 PM
J Dilla - Life?
Title: Re: Hip hop fans
Post by: Super Duper Branko Strupar on Wednesday 10 April 2019, 03:45:44 PM
J Dilla - Life?

Nah
Title: Re: Hip hop fans
Post by: B-more Mag on Wednesday 10 April 2019, 04:27:29 PM
Can anyone tell me what this 4 bar piano riff is off? (starts about 2:45) Got a feeling I've heard it from Reasonable Doubt but fatty has everything exclusively on Tidal and I'm not sifting through youtube vids for it. Jay (if it was him) probably sampled it too but it's really doing my head in.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SfK549sa8VE#t=2m45s

Some of the piano is

https://youtu.be/u2lTctqUgZ0

by way of

https://youtu.be/VFAkSI9lSD8

but I don't think that particular section you're talking about is.
Title: Re: Hip hop fans
Post by: Super Duper Branko Strupar on Wednesday 10 April 2019, 05:04:18 PM
Can anyone tell me what this 4 bar piano riff is off? (starts about 2:45) Got a feeling I've heard it from Reasonable Doubt but fatty has everything exclusively on Tidal and I'm not sifting through youtube vids for it. Jay (if it was him) probably sampled it too but it's really doing my head in.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SfK549sa8VE#t=2m45s

Some of the piano is

https://youtu.be/u2lTctqUgZ0

by way of

https://youtu.be/VFAkSI9lSD8

but I don't think that particular section you're talking about is.



Yeah, found Miilkbone, obviously Life's a Bitch and the opening piano piece for the first 2.45 , but it's the pinao piece through the second half of the song which is KILLING me.

First piano piece -
(https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2yCnzZF6d5U)
Title: Re: Hip hop fans
Post by: Super Duper Branko Strupar on Thursday 9 May 2019, 04:14:26 PM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mfqsEpjEtrw
Title: Re: Hip hop fans
Post by: Kanji on Tuesday 14 May 2019, 01:34:46 AM
Anyone with show time needs to watch the Wu docu series. 4 parts. It’s called of Mics and Men.

It’s pretty good, @Ian W probably only guy here who knows my lifelong love of the Wu. Been listening to them since 1994. Ton of nostalgia in this series. Anyway, word is bond.
Title: Re: Hip hop fans
Post by: Ian W on Tuesday 14 May 2019, 10:21:11 AM
There's a Wu thing on Netflix too, haven't got around to it.

Seeing Nas in a few weeks time.
Title: Re: Hip hop fans
Post by: r0cafella on Friday 17 May 2019, 06:16:13 AM
There's a Wu thing on Netflix too, haven't got around to it.

Seeing Nas in a few weeks time.

Seeing Nas perform should be great Ian, have a great time.
Title: Re: Hip hop fans
Post by: nemtizz on Thursday 6 June 2019, 12:16:25 AM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O2YFVeh2pFQ

flames
Title: Re: Hip hop fans
Post by: Gallowgate Toon on Thursday 6 June 2019, 09:11:52 PM
Denzel Curry  :snod:
Title: Re: Hip hop fans
Post by: Ian W on Thursday 6 June 2019, 10:08:34 PM
Nas was unbelievable BTW, still so good. Always wary of seeing the legends in case they don’t live up to the expectations, but he was top.
Title: Re: Hip hop fans
Post by: bhoywhonder on Friday 7 June 2019, 05:01:44 PM
Nas was unbelievable BTW, still so good. Always wary of seeing the legends in case they don’t live up to the expectations, but he was top.

Same, and in my experience its about 50/50 what you get. Saw PE in about 2011 and Chuck and Flav were as energetic and the rhyming as fluid as ever. Ice T and for the most part members of Wu are the same, always great value. Nas doesn't seem the type to phone it in so glad to hear this is true.

On the flipside, saw De La Soul in around 2015 and they simply could not be arsed...moping around stage complaining about the sound system, refusing to do any of the classics and sloping of after about 40 minutes. Das EFX were the same, but then they were always s**** live.

hm hm him

I really hope that was a Married with Children reference!
Title: Re: Hip hop fans
Post by: Astroblack on Friday 7 June 2019, 05:35:39 PM
Saw Nas a few times and felt he was okay. Got out of breath a few times and couldn't finish his verses. Half way through his set with Damian Marley, he was like "Okay, I'm gonna go smoke some weed" and he came back like 35 minutes later. Great show, though. They had fire dancers.

Favorite performers I've seen were Method Man and Redman. So much energy. Buckshot from Black Moon has tons of eye contact. He seems like someone who really cares.

Worse were The Roots and Common. Slick Rick as well.

Went to Rock the Bells in 2008 and Nas was the headliner and he brought out Jay-Z  and they performed Black Republicans. But the best part of the night was when Nas brough out EPMD. They performed two songs and nailed every line and had all the energy they have on their tracks. It's a night I'll never forget.

Seeing Blu and Exile tonight. When to a Blu show in 2011 and the b****** didn't show up. Better show up tonight.
Title: Re: Hip hop fans
Post by: Ian W on Friday 7 June 2019, 07:27:07 PM
I saw The Roots in Paris, they just got lost in a wanky improv session. Had a f***ing tuba player, the bell fell off because he danced around too much.

Best live... Watch the Throne tour, Pharoahe Monch, Talib Kweli, Jurassic 5, Ozomatli and Chali 2na, Black Star at Brooklyn Hip Hop Festival.
Title: Re: Hip hop fans
Post by: Astroblack on Saturday 8 June 2019, 03:22:03 AM
I saw The Roots in Paris, they just got lost in a wanky improv session. Had a f***ing tuba player, the bell fell off because he danced around too much.

Best live... Watch the Throne tour, Pharoahe Monch, Talib Kweli, Jurassic 5, Ozomatli and Chali 2na, Black Star at Brooklyn Hip Hop Festival.

Same thing happened to me. They had a jam session and didn’t perform any tracks. Everyone was confused and no one stood for their performance. Felt cheated.

Just saw Blu. Wow what a show. Terrific. He spat every bar, super energy. Exile was on the MPC and he brought out the whole Dirty Science Crew. Super fanof Exile. Very underrated producer. Def recommend. Now time to blast his music all over again.
Title: Re: Hip hop fans
Post by: nemtizz on Monday 10 June 2019, 12:17:03 AM
Jim Jones - El Capo is crazy.
Title: Re: Hip hop fans
Post by: Leek on Sunday 16 June 2019, 02:50:57 PM
Really enjoying Slowthai, Denzel Curry, Skepta and Tylers albums that are out. Some good music getting released recently.
Title: Re: Hip hop fans
Post by: Astroblack on Sunday 16 June 2019, 05:46:11 PM
Freddie Gibbs and Madlib are releasing an album within the next couple weeks. Really liked the Crime Pays single. Mnd Sgn dropped a dope instrumental album. Word up on the Tyler album. Great stuff. Really like Puppet.
Title: Re: Hip hop fans
Post by: Tyne81 on Monday 17 June 2019, 10:25:33 AM
Tupac's birthday was yesterday, 23 years since he died man  :o Flew over, always wonder how the shape of the hip hop and the political arena could be now if he had lived. Always believed he would make a difference, 25 is no age yet he achieved more musically and socially then most ever could.
Title: Re: Hip hop fans
Post by: bhoywhonder on Monday 17 June 2019, 11:29:14 AM
Just noticed on Twitter some RIP tweets, looks like Bushwick Bill died last week (cancer). Now he was a mad b******...
Title: Re: Hip hop fans
Post by: nemtizz on Thursday 20 June 2019, 12:25:32 AM
FWIW, Mass Appeals’ doc on Wu-Tang is so, so good. Watch it.
Title: Re: Hip hop fans
Post by: Cartz on Thursday 27 June 2019, 12:38:45 PM
A classic...


https://youtu.be/SWDazyPyjts
Title: Re: Hip hop fans
Post by: nemtizz on Monday 1 July 2019, 01:37:53 AM
FWIW, Mass Appeals’ doc on Wu-Tang is so, so good. Watch it.
Title: Re: Hip hop fans
Post by: Mike on Monday 1 July 2019, 01:53:05 AM
Ghostface has an album/single coming soon? :lol: Would def appreciate an @ when that comes out.
Title: Re: Hip hop fans
Post by: nemtizz on Thursday 4 July 2019, 12:52:28 AM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MmvzeR2AFhA
Title: Re: Hip hop fans
Post by: nemtizz on Thursday 18 July 2019, 10:57:39 PM
https://youtu.be/QQGRPxrHtjI

https://youtu.be/tMxdjHRCMac

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JlO9pkXmG6A

Hip-hop is alive and well, folks.
Title: Re: Hip hop fans
Post by: thomas on Saturday 24 August 2019, 11:25:49 PM
Hasbro now owns Death Row Records :lol:

https://www.rollingstone.com/music/music-news/hasbro-death-row-records-entertainment-one-875805/
Title: Re: Hip hop fans
Post by: B-more Mag on Saturday 24 August 2019, 11:32:23 PM
Hasbro now owns Death Row Records :lol:

https://www.rollingstone.com/music/music-news/hasbro-death-row-records-entertainment-one-875805/

I'm pre-ordering the Suge Knight action figure.
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Post by: Super Duper Branko Strupar on Saturday 24 August 2019, 11:32:49 PM
:lol:
Title: Re: Hip hop fans
Post by: nemtizz on Monday 16 September 2019, 10:44:50 PM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eUUuI--jAlM&list=WL&index=2&t=0s
Title: Re: Hip hop fans
Post by: Super Duper Branko Strupar on Monday 16 September 2019, 11:16:02 PM
I've been pretty much exclusively listening to Eminem's first 3 albums recently and it's the first time in a long time I've listened to him and I can't f***ing stop. The older I get the more I appreciate the pure mount of genius that is in there.
Title: Re: Hip hop fans
Post by: nemtizz on Monday 16 September 2019, 11:18:18 PM
That's the best way to absorb his music. Start from Encore then go back.

Nah, ignore me. The Eminem Show.
Title: Re: Hip hop fans
Post by: Super Duper Branko Strupar on Monday 16 September 2019, 11:19:57 PM
I throw Kamikaze in there too actually. Some great stuff on there.
Title: Re: Hip hop fans
Post by: nemtizz on Monday 16 September 2019, 11:22:25 PM
I throw Kamikaze in there too actually. Some great stuff on there.

What other of the 'new' albums do you like? I cannot listen to anything after Encore nowadays, and even that's a struggle.
Title: Re: Hip hop fans
Post by: Super Duper Branko Strupar on Monday 16 September 2019, 11:26:35 PM
Nothing. First 3 and Kamikaze. Tried listening to Encore and Relapse a bit and  a couple of attempts at others with no luck. I've even tried Revival because I want to believe him when he say's if you pay attention to it it's good. It's just so hard to get past the beginning of anything so I'm doubtful.

I just learnt about the story behind the 'Bitch' skit today. And Ken Kaniff. Strange things to look in to but hilarious and quite indicative of him in those early albums I think.
Title: Re: Hip hop fans
Post by: Tyne81 on Tuesday 17 September 2019, 09:40:58 AM
Early Eminem is the greatest. Unreal that period of sold 10/10 albums, classic mixtapes and ridiculous freestyles. His beef raps literally ended careers he was untouchable and brought a new wave of fans to the music and culture they never would have listened too. Some of the D12 stuff was decent but alot of it was crap.

From Encore onwards it was all downhill. Sobriety and age lost him his edge and I've barely listened to any of it as couldn't get into it. His breath control went too.

Anyone else been listening to Dave? Couple of real strong songs from him and he's been my go to artist recently since Stormzy apears to have fell of a cliff. Why do anything with Ed f***ing Sheeran man  :icon_puke_r:
Title: Re: Hip hop fans
Post by: TBG on Tuesday 17 September 2019, 10:22:16 AM
Yeezus about to save the rap game with a new album next week
Title: Re: Hip hop fans
Post by: Super Duper Branko Strupar on Tuesday 17 September 2019, 10:40:36 AM
Is he getting someone else to rap over his samples, like?
Title: Re: Hip hop fans
Post by: r0cafella on Tuesday 17 September 2019, 10:41:39 AM
Is he getting someone else to rap over his samples, like?

:lol:
Title: Re: Hip hop fans
Post by: TBG on Tuesday 17 September 2019, 11:21:33 AM
Hopefully Trump
Title: Re: Hip hop fans
Post by: Gallowgate Toon on Wednesday 18 September 2019, 10:47:45 AM
Really, really enjoying Kano's new album. Contains some f***ing great production.
Title: Re: Hip hop fans
Post by: Super Duper Branko Strupar on Friday 20 September 2019, 10:16:48 PM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cC33gH6RE5k

:sweetjesus:
Title: Re: Hip hop fans
Post by: Super Duper Branko Strupar on Friday 20 September 2019, 10:37:50 PM
It took me so long to appreciate how good this song is. It's a fantastically accomplished rap song disguised as pop song. You can miss the lyrics, which for an Eminem song is an impressive feat. But shove the rest to the back and it hits you.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZbytR2avo-0
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Post by: Lush Vlad on Monday 23 September 2019, 01:55:04 PM
Marshall Mathers LP is pretty close to perfection.  That was the soundtrack of my childhood, along with Dre - 2001, various DMX and, err........... G Unit :lol:
Title: Re: Hip hop fans
Post by: nemtizz on Wednesday 25 September 2019, 12:25:13 AM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Uj1yZ1G1WIs

Early Eminem is the greatest. Unreal that period of sold 10/10 albums, classic mixtapes and ridiculous freestyles. His beef raps literally ended careers he was untouchable and brought a new wave of fans to the music and culture they never would have listened too. Some of the D12 stuff was decent but alot of it was crap.

From Encore onwards it was all downhill. Sobriety and age lost him his edge and I've barely listened to any of it as couldn't get into it. His breath control went too.

Anyone else been listening to Dave? Couple of real strong songs from him and he's been my go to artist recently since Stormzy apears to have fell of a cliff. Why do anything with Ed f***ing Sheeran man  :icon_puke_r:

Dave's incredible, man.
Title: Re: Hip hop fans
Post by: astraguy on Wednesday 25 September 2019, 12:17:33 PM
Whats this 6IX9INE kid done or snitched on that's so bad
Title: Re: Hip hop fans
Post by: Super Duper Branko Strupar on Wednesday 25 September 2019, 12:46:20 PM
Whats this 6IX9INE kid done or snitched on that's so bad

No one cares.
Title: Re: Hip hop fans
Post by: Tyne81 on Wednesday 25 September 2019, 12:59:55 PM
Whats this 6IX9INE kid done or snitched on that's so bad

Could have been facing life for all the crap he's been caught up in but choose to grass his delightful chums to save himself. Good job he's not easily recognisable for the old witness protection scheme.
Title: Re: Hip hop fans
Post by: Kaizero on Thursday 26 September 2019, 12:35:36 AM
Whats this 6IX9INE kid done or snitched on that's so bad

Snitched on 21 Savage, oh, and probably more damning he's been snitching on the Bloods.
Title: Re: Hip hop fans
Post by: bobbydazzla on Friday 27 September 2019, 09:21:36 PM
Of Mics and Men is ace, glad it was recommended on here.

Although a shame that it ended in the inevitable story of money causing aggro in a group. They earn millions then cash becomes more important to them than the music.
Title: Re: Hip hop fans
Post by: Super Duper Branko Strupar on Friday 27 September 2019, 09:30:14 PM
Listened to Infinite the other day for the first time :lol: Guessing Em liked Illmatic.
Title: Re: Hip hop fans
Post by: Super Duper Branko Strupar on Saturday 28 September 2019, 12:14:41 AM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VibZBTcqvU8

"Cos when I speak it's tongue and cheek. I'd yank my f***ing teeth before I ever bite my tongue. I'd slice my gums. Get struck by f***ing lightening twice at one and die and come back as Valilla Ice's son." So overlooked.
Title: Re: Hip hop fans
Post by: Disco on Saturday 28 September 2019, 01:35:15 AM
It’s class, not that one IMO, but sounds so of it’s time.
Title: Re: Hip hop fans
Post by: Lush Vlad on Saturday 28 September 2019, 10:11:02 AM
Anyone else been listening to Dave? Couple of real strong songs from him and he's been my go to artist recently since Stormzy apears to have fell of a cliff. Why do anything with Ed f***ing Sheeran man  :icon_puke_r:

Yes. I think he is superb.