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Hi-Definition
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1703 posts since 6/12/08

1 May 2010 21:59
Yeah I'd take the link please. For anyone looking for mixtapes check out datpiff!

Wasteman I didn't mean you were being pessimist I meant I was saying it would fail! Hiphop is in trouble though, apart from lupe, doom, kudi and a few others it's mainly new releases by people like nas, dre, wu and other guys from back when. Will be strange when they're gone.
captainwasteman
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321 posts since 6/3/09

1 May 2010 22:00
Oh yeah I get you now.
Hi-Definition
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1703 posts since 6/12/08

1 May 2010 22:01
And that is great news, love premiers beats and his use of scratches. Check out his remix of classic (better than I've ever been) its awesome!
captainwasteman
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321 posts since 6/3/09

1 May 2010 22:06
bizzlebizzle wrote: any song produced by just blaze is a win, dont think any other producers come close
You could be right. The kid's amazing.
ChrisAlright
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1475 posts since 29/6/08

1 May 2010 22:06
I think Premo comes close to Jus' Blaze (YES), but Blaze obv has a better sick track ratio.
captainwasteman
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321 posts since 6/3/09

1 May 2010 22:12
Oh yeah, course. If you ask me, Premier's still the best around even right now, much less over the last couple decades. Just Blaze doesn't really compare. But, I wouldn't be mad at someone claiming Just is the best at the moment. You can make a strong case.
Hi-Definition
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1703 posts since 6/12/08

1 May 2010 22:19
captain wasteman wrote: Oh yeah, course. If you ask me, Premier's still the best around even right now, much less over the last couple decades. Just Blaze doesn't really compare. But, I wouldn't be mad at someone claiming Just is the best at the moment. You can make a strong case.

Hard to think of someone with more influence. Since Gang Starr he's produced on the majority of classic albums released and is still doing amazing things
Luc_as
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454 posts since 15/1/09

1 May 2010 22:23
I remember a couple of years ago someone told me my legit copy of MF Grimm - Scars and Memories could be worth a bit of money as it's out of print (amazon uk has used copies from £76.17 for example).

It's a brilliant album but would it really be worth that much to someone?

Anyway some of my favourite albums:

Cannibal Ox - The Cold Vein
King Geedorah (MF Doom) - Take me to your leader
Madlib - Shades of Blue
Murs 3:16 - The 9th edition
loom
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1444 posts since 2/6/07

1 May 2010 22:39
(Moved to right thread)

Lupe's by far my number 1 artist.

Really like Wale, I would say he hasn't blown up compared to the hype after Nike Boots, but I think he has in the States and it's more that he's not marketed over here. Was pretty cool when he headed the house band for the VMA's. Didn't realise it was 'his' band too.

And agree on B.o.B!

Check out people like Ayomari, U.N.I, TiRon, Christian Rich, Pac Div (very Cool Kidsy) if you don't know them already, you might like. And maybe Diz Gibran too - track called Truly Yours that he did is really nice.

DuffMan
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14389 posts since 21/2/07

1 May 2010 22:44
Insane Clown Posse FTW

JUGGALOS FO LYFE

Hip Hop I have listened to recently according to my Last.Fm:

Dilla
Doom
Herbaliser
GZA
Raekwon
Madvillian
Big L
Fugees
Jedi Mind Tricks
Jehst
Masta Ace

Not exactly ground breaking is it. If I had to pick a current generation rapper probably Ludacris, got a soft spot for lil wayne but mainly because I like all the chopped and screwed etc mixes. Oh and big up Skinnyman because he lives about 5 minutes from me.
bizzlebizzle
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678 posts since 29/10/09

1 May 2010 22:44
loom wrote: (Moved to right thread)

Lupe's by far my number 1 artist.

Really like Wale, I would say he hasn't blown up compared to the hype after Nike Boots, but I think he has in the States and it's more that he's not marketed over here. Was pretty cool when he headed the house band for the VMA's. Didn't realise it was 'his' band too.

And agree on B.o.B!

Check out people like Ayomari, U.N.I, TiRon, Christian Rich, Pac Div (very Cool Kidsy) if you don't know them already, you might like. And maybe Diz Gibran too - track called Truly Yours that he did is really nice.

likeed them so much more when they were pacific division, songs got worse since the name change
loom
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1444 posts since 2/6/07

1 May 2010 22:55
Doesn't need to be groundbreaking, thats a good set.

I like Ludacris too, I need a bit of commercial club friendly bangerness here and there. Lil Waynes a weird one for me, everyone worshipped him when I was in the states, I hated him, and now he's massive over here I have ended up kind of liking his stuff from back then, like this:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7y0ChoYgSek&color1=0xb1b1b1&color2=0xd0d0d0&hl=en_GB&feature=player_detailpage&fs=1

Another 'current' fave are Clipse (as simple as they are, they're Neptunes produced tracks are 'ard)

Mos Def, Methodman and Pharoah Monche are 3 of my all time favourites, some particular tracks being:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p2YUDZZV6H8&color1=0xb1b1b1&color2=0xd0d0d0&hl=en_GB&feature=player_detailpage&fs=1
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=siXunj15hKc&color1=0xb1b1b1&color2=0xd0d0d0&hl=en_GB&feature=player_detailpage&fs=1
or
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B8Xo2LS-bEs&color1=0xb1b1b1&color2=0xd0d0d0&hl=en_GB&feature=player_detailpage&fs=1
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dp0Nvc_eVFw&hl=en_GB&fs=1&;
Hi-Definition
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1703 posts since 6/12/08

1 May 2010 22:56
loom wrote: Lupe's by far my number 1 artist.

Can't think of anyone that can ever do it as well as Lupe. Got the hustlin thing (4 real, cold blooded), the swagger thing (Gold watch, my sneakers) The love thing (Birds and the bees, and he gets the girl), the political thing (conflict diamonds, handcuffs) The struggle thing (Ghetto story, Coming where I'm from) and the tracks where he just shows off with metaphors are just mindblowing (Mean and Vicious, Ooh, Popular demand, Switch the Science project etc) the list of tracks just goes on. His flow is on point and the list of quotables could go down for pages. No idea why he's not bigger than Wayne or Kanye.

If anyone wants a list of his proper mixtapes and where to get them i'll put it up.

Fanboy post Laughing out loud
loom
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1444 posts since 2/6/07

1 May 2010 22:56
bizzlebizzle wrote:
loom wrote: (Moved to right thread)

Lupe's by far my number 1 artist.

Really like Wale, I would say he hasn't blown up compared to the hype after Nike Boots, but I think he has in the States and it's more that he's not marketed over here. Was pretty cool when he headed the house band for the VMA's. Didn't realise it was 'his' band too.

And agree on B.o.B!

Check out people like Ayomari, U.N.I, TiRon, Christian Rich, Pac Div (very Cool Kidsy) if you don't know them already, you might like. And maybe Diz Gibran too - track called Truly Yours that he did is really nice.

likeed them so much more when they were pacific division, songs got worse since the name change

Yeah when did that actually happen? I was getting really into them about 2 years ago now, and when I checked back recently they were basically the cool kids.
DuffMan
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14389 posts since 21/2/07

1 May 2010 22:59
I would, never listened to any Lupe.
captainwasteman
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321 posts since 6/3/09

1 May 2010 22:59
loom wrote: Another 'current' fave are Clipse (as simple as they are, they're Neptunes produced tracks are 'ard)
There's nothing 'simple' about Clipse. They're great rappers. Pure hip hop.
bizzlebizzle
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678 posts since 29/10/09

1 May 2010 22:59
don't know exactly when bout a couple of years ago
cos they didn't release any stuff for a while and then came the pac div stuff
i prefered the earlier cool kids stuff as well, bass was rediculous on some of those tracks
Hi-Definition
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1703 posts since 6/12/08

1 May 2010 23:00
Sound, might take a few minutes to find all the links but you won't be able to stop appreciating it man, been about 3 years since I started listening and I'm still playing the same tracks and finding new things in them.
loom
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1444 posts since 2/6/07

1 May 2010 23:02
Hi-Definition wrote:
loom wrote: Lupe's by far my number 1 artist.

Can't think of anyone that can ever do it as well as Lupe. Got the hustlin thing (4 real, cold blooded), the swagger thing (Gold watch, my sneakers) The love thing (Birds and the bees, and he gets the girl), the political thing (conflict diamonds, handcuffs) The struggle thing (Ghetto story, Coming where I'm from) and the tracks where he just shows off with metaphors are just mindblowing (Mean and Vicious, Ooh, Popular demand, Switch the Science project etc) the list of tracks just goes on. His flow is on point and the list of quotables could go down for pages. No idea why he's not bigger than Wayne or Kanye.

If anyone wants a list of his proper mixtapes and where to get them i'll put it up.

Fanboy post Laughing out loud

Lol, it's fine I'm having a proper fanboy moment too. He really is an amazingly good artist and even though he's not as mainstream media friendly as Kanye and Wayne, I'd like to think he'll be a giant in the future / in retrospect. Because he is lyrically insane. His Enemy of the State mixtape shows that.

The beat for my sneakers was my ringtone for a bit lol
loom
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1444 posts since 2/6/07

1 May 2010 23:04
captain wasteman wrote:
loom wrote: Another 'current' fave are Clipse (as simple as they are, they're Neptunes produced tracks are 'ard)
There's nothing 'simple' about Clipse. They're great rappers. Pure hip hop.

Meant the beats, I like Clipse and Neptune beats though, was just anticipatig the usual response.