General Discussion: Hip Hop


Hi-Definition
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1703 posts since 6/12/08

1 May 2010 20:56
Worth a shot. Any hip hop discussions in here. Artists, new tunes, albums etc.

My start, top 5.

Mc's:
Lupe (mainly for the mixtapes, more complex than some of the parts of the albums)
Nas
Biggie
Meth
MF Doom

Special mention to Big L

Albums: Thousands of good ones but…
36 Chambers - more because it got me into hiphop than anything else.
2001
Life After Death
Illmatic
All eyez on me


This will probably fail miserably Laughing out loud
DuffMan
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14389 posts since 21/2/07

1 May 2010 21:05
http://mrbossmusic.com/

Not really right thread, but great free UK hiphop album
Hi-Definition
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1703 posts since 6/12/08

1 May 2010 21:06
Sound, never really listen to UK stuff (don't like grime much) Foreign Beggars are good and theres an Edinburgh group that I know through work who are alright.
ChrisAlright
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1472 posts since 29/6/08

1 May 2010 21:11
Too hard to name a top 5 (dead or alive) so I'll just put who I've listened to most during certain periods

Dre/Snoop/Em/Xzibit - got me into rap
Nas/Jay/AZ - when I started listening more
Juice/Supernat/Canibus/Jin - when I started listening to more freestyles
Lupe/Wayne/TI/Kanye - when it became about the swagger

Don't listen to any new hip hop now but have Jay Electronica on my playlist
Hi-Definition
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1703 posts since 6/12/08

1 May 2010 21:12
ChrisAlright wrote: Too hard to name a top 5 (dead or alive) so I'll just put who I've listened to most during certain periods

Dre/Snoop/Em/Xzibit - got me into rap
Nas/Jay/AZ - when I started listening more
Juice/Supernat/Canibus/Jin - when I started listening to more freestyles
Lupe/Wayne/TI/Kanye - when it became about the swagger

Don't listen to any new hip hop now but have Jay Electronica on my playlist


Supernats fresstylings amazing, seen rock the bells documentary?
ChrisAlright
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1472 posts since 29/6/08

1 May 2010 21:16
Nah, what's it about? Got a link by any chance?

That was when I was properly into battles and freestyles, I remember JumpOff called me up for an audition but I was small and pussied out.
LMC
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677 posts since 13/3/07

1 May 2010 21:19
Albums -

Biggie - Ready to Die
Wu Tang - 36 Chambers
The Coup - Pick a Bigger Weapon

Cage - Hells Winter, both of Lupe's, College Dropout

MC's -

Biggie
Lupe Fiasco
Ghostface
Boots Riley
MF Doom/Vinnie Paz
Hi-Definition
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1703 posts since 6/12/08

1 May 2010 21:22
ChrisAlright wrote: Nah, what's it about? Got a link by any chance?

That was when I was properly into battles and freestyles, I remember JumpOff called me up for an audition but I was small and pussied out.

http://www.torrentz.com/33fefc886817d65119dd12fc861b826495f52d25

It's basically the guy who runs the festival booked all nine members of wu tang individually and tried to convince them to play together. Follows the whole story and ODB's coke binge an hour before the show (think it might have been his last Wu appearance). Got a bit on Supernat freestyling with the crowd and then he brings his son out for a bit of a freestyle, awesome watch if that's your thing!
bizzlebizzle
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678 posts since 29/10/09

1 May 2010 21:26
Hi-Definition wrote: Sound, never really listen to UK stuff (don't like grime much) Foreign Beggars are good and theres an Edinburgh group that I know through work who are alright.

edinburgh group called young fathers?
Hi-Definition
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1703 posts since 6/12/08

1 May 2010 21:27
Catch Klick emceez
Foxtrot
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2477 posts since 8/4/09

1 May 2010 21:35
A few unmentioned ones..

Clipse - lord willin'
Mr. Lif
Common - like water for chocolate
Hanto
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3289 posts since 30/11/09

1 May 2010 21:38
Albums:
ATCQ - The Low End Theory
Eminem - The Marshall Mathers LP
Kanye - The College Dropout

I'm sure there are other good ones but those are my favourite ones i can think of…

Just been reminded of one by foxtrot: Clipse - Hell Hath No Fury
captainwasteman
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321 posts since 6/3/09

1 May 2010 21:39
Hi-Definition wrote: This will probably fail miserably Laughing out loud
I dunno why you'd think that, there seem to be quite a few people on here who seem to be into hip hop, and so much of the NYC streetwear that Fukers are into has close links to it.

Personally I grew up on it. There hasn't been too much coming out recently that gets me particularly excited though. Sampling laws, combined with increased downloading, have really hit the music hard, and it's a rare to hear some good old-fashioned stuff nowadays because it's just not economically viable to make it anymore.

That said, I've liked a few things I've heard in recent months. Raekwon's album was good, as was the Clipse one. Jay Electronica's pretty good, we'll see if he ever puts out an album.
psypholicious
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877 posts since 9/8/09

1 May 2010 21:40
Just artists I really connect to and listen to loads hard to mention albums but here goes:
A tribe called quest hence Q tip as well
Kanye
Mos def
Talib
Lupe
Hi-Definition
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1703 posts since 6/12/08

1 May 2010 21:46
captain wasteman wrote:
Hi-Definition wrote: This will probably fail miserably Laughing out loud
I dunno why you'd think that, there seem to be quite a few people on here who seem to be into hip hop, and so much of the NYC streetwear that Fukers are into has close links to it.

Personally I grew up on it. There hasn't been too much coming out recently that gets me particularly excited though. Sampling laws, combined with increased downloading, have really hit the music hard, and it's a rare to hear some good old-fashioned stuff nowadays because it's just not economically viable to make it anymore.

That said, I've liked a few things I've heard in recent months. Raekwon's album was good, as was the Clipse one. Jay Electronica's pretty good, we'll see if he ever puts out an album.

Just classic pessimism Laughing out loud heard jay electronicas latest 'the ghost of chrisopher wallace'? Puffy really annoys me on it, 'if you don't want the executive producer all up in the song, all on the video come to death row'
bizzlebizzle
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678 posts since 29/10/09

1 May 2010 21:48
n.a.s.a. have some quality collabs on the spirit of apollo the likes of krs one, del tha funky homosapien etc.
nick123brown
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303 posts since 15/5/09

1 May 2010 21:52
downloading a collection of jay electronica tracks..will post link for those who want it
captainwasteman
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321 posts since 6/3/09

1 May 2010 21:52
Haha nah I'm not even being overly pessimistic or anything. People have been going on about how hip hop's dead for years, but it's still one of, if not the most popular music in the world. However…it's no secret that downloading has had a bigger impact on hip hop's sales than any other genre. So between that, and having to now give a significant chunk of your profits to anyone you sampled from, means nobody wants to sample anymore (not even Kanye, whose whole appeal started off as him bringing back the good ol' soul sample). So for a music genre essentially built on sampling, it just doesn't really look good…

That's not to say that non-sampled stuff is no good though. Sorry, I'm rambling.

Edit: Yeah I heard that Jay/Puffy track today. I like it.
bizzlebizzle
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678 posts since 29/10/09

1 May 2010 21:56
any song produced by just blaze is a win, dont think any other producers come close
captainwasteman
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321 posts since 6/3/09

1 May 2010 21:58
Wow, as soon as I made that post, I saw this article. I should bitch about hip hop more, because this is the best news I've heard in a while:

DJ Premier, RZA, Q-Tip and Pete Rock to produce on Kanye's next album

http://www.vibe.com/posts/dj-premier-new-kanye-west-album-no-electro-just-boom-bap