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Title: DTF Rap/Hip Hop thread
Post by: In The Wake Of Poseidon on May 02, 2009, 08:05:12 PM
Re listening to Nas' Illmatic album, what a masterpiece. Also got a album by Quasimoto called The Unseen, highly recommend it to anyone who likes relaxed hip hop.
Title: Re: DTF Rap/Hip Hop thread
Post by: Wrath42147 on May 02, 2009, 08:09:55 PM
eminem is the only good rapper left that i have found
Title: Re: DTF Rap/Hip Hop thread
Post by: In The Wake Of Poseidon on May 02, 2009, 08:12:18 PM
I suggest that you check out Atmosphere, Immortal Technique, CunninLynguists, and Snowgoons. They are all great modern rap groups/artists.
Title: Re: DTF Rap/Hip Hop thread
Post by: Accelerando on May 02, 2009, 10:30:32 PM
Hieroglyphics's "Third Eye Vision" has been blasting in my car stereo lately
Title: Re: DTF Rap/Hip Hop thread
Post by: Tracer112 on May 02, 2009, 10:36:50 PM
Illmatic is soooooo good.  Just gave P.O.S. - Never Better a spin today.  That guy has such great flow, so surprised with that release.  Re- listened to Lupe Fiasco - Food and Liquor and Black Star's self titled today too.  Both incredible albums, and highly recommended if you haven't listened to those.
Title: Re: DTF Rap/Hip Hop thread
Post by: icanplaydrums on May 03, 2009, 12:11:38 AM
I'm a big fan of Brother Ali, I'm sure some of you have heard of him. Great lyrics, good flow, and some of the best beats in the business, imo.

(Hopefully) going to see him with Atmosphere at the 9:30 Club this summer.
Title: Re: DTF Rap/Hip Hop thread
Post by: Neccy60 on May 03, 2009, 12:17:47 AM
To list some of my favorites off the top of my head:

Atmosphere
Aesop Rock
GZA/Genius
Wu-Tang Clan
Immortal Technique
MF DOOM
Dalek

All good stuff.
Title: Re: DTF Rap/Hip Hop thread
Post by: Gwii on May 03, 2009, 01:24:06 AM
favorites:

atmosphere
sage francis
cunninlynguists
aesop rock (although not as much)


i need more rap
Title: Re: DTF Rap/Hip Hop thread
Post by: Ben_Jamin on May 03, 2009, 03:55:11 AM
Where's the Jedi-Mind Tricks love...

Fort Minor has some pretty good beats.

K'naan is also fantastic, he has some good lyrics and beats and just good music.



Title: Re: DTF Rap/Hip Hop thread
Post by: Scrub206 on May 03, 2009, 04:28:26 AM
i am a fan of K-Pop/rap(some). bands liek Big Bang and 1TYM !
Title: Re: DTF Rap/Hip Hop thread
Post by: Ben_Jamin on May 09, 2009, 02:25:45 AM
I can't believe I forgot about Dead Prez.

I just found a cool Interview with Immortal Technique. Shows how intelligent this guy is, he has my respect, cause he's Human.

 http://www.undergroundhiphop.com/ughh_immortal_technique_interview_060608.html
Title: Re: DTF Rap/Hip Hop thread
Post by: Zeltar on May 10, 2009, 07:21:20 PM
You guys gotta check out Murs and Andre Nickatina. Some of the best rap to ever come out of the Bay Area.
Title: Re: DTF Rap/Hip Hop thread
Post by: Wrath42147 on May 10, 2009, 07:36:44 PM
eminem and public enemy are good
Title: Re: DTF Rap/Hip Hop thread
Post by: Zeltar on May 10, 2009, 07:44:41 PM
Yeah Eminem's always been one of my favorites. I love Public Enemy but I've lost interest in them over the years. I think I've listened to them a little too much.
Title: Re: DTF Rap/Hip Hop thread
Post by: Dimitrius on May 10, 2009, 08:02:32 PM
The lack of Notorious B.I.G. and 2Pac in this thread is disturbing.

Zeltar, I are disappoint.
Title: Re: DTF Rap/Hip Hop thread
Post by: j on May 10, 2009, 08:47:38 PM
The lack of Notorious B.I.G. and 2Pac in this thread is disturbing.

This entire thread is disappointing, for the most part.  At least somebody mentioned Wu-Tang.

-J
Title: Re: DTF Rap/Hip Hop thread
Post by: Gwii on May 10, 2009, 10:05:16 PM
The lack of Notorious B.I.G. and 2Pac in this thread is disturbing.

i really don't understand the fascination with those two
Title: Re: DTF Rap/Hip Hop thread
Post by: Ben_Jamin on May 11, 2009, 07:39:12 PM
The lack of Notorious B.I.G. and 2Pac in this thread is disturbing.

This entire thread is disappointing, for the most part.  At least somebody mentioned Wu-Tang.

-J

That is true...This board needs more Hip-Hop.
Title: Re: DTF Rap/Hip Hop thread
Post by: Dimitrius on May 11, 2009, 07:55:44 PM
The lack of Notorious B.I.G. and 2Pac in this thread is disturbing.

i really don't understand the fascination with those two
WHAT?!?!

The style, the lyricism, the delivery, the beats, they practically carried hip-hop through the 90s.
Title: Re: DTF Rap/Hip Hop thread
Post by: j on May 11, 2009, 08:04:12 PM
The lack of Notorious B.I.G. and 2Pac in this thread is disturbing.

i really don't understand the fascination with those two
WHAT?!?!

The style, the lyricism, the delivery, the beats, they practically carried hip-hop through the 90s.

Yep, along with N.W.A., Snoop, and a few others.

-J
Title: Re: DTF Rap/Hip Hop thread
Post by: Gwii on May 11, 2009, 08:54:21 PM
The lack of Notorious B.I.G. and 2Pac in this thread is disturbing.

i really don't understand the fascination with those two
WHAT?!?!

The style, the lyricism, the delivery, the beats, they practically carried hip-hop through the 90s.

i just think they're extremely overrated because of the controversy around their deaths.

i don't find their music to be interesting.
Title: Re: DTF Rap/Hip Hop thread
Post by: Neccy60 on May 11, 2009, 09:02:37 PM
You guys should really try dšlek.  They're this awesome blend of rap and heavy guitars (not mu-metal, not even close), with lots of shoegaze influence.

Distorted Prose: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tXgM9T4mFbQ

Speak Volumes: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DDchtaNWG-k

All of you that have never tried them should try those two songs I linked to. :)
Title: Re: DTF Rap/Hip Hop thread
Post by: Ruggles on May 12, 2009, 02:16:23 AM
I've never really been that into rap/hip-hop, but I've never given the genre a fair chance. What albums would work as a good introduction to this type of music?
Title: Re: DTF Rap/Hip Hop thread
Post by: Neccy60 on May 12, 2009, 08:25:41 AM
I've never really been that into rap/hip-hop, but I've never given the genre a fair chance. What albums would work as a good introduction to this type of music?
Atmosphere - When Life Gives You Lemons...You Paint That Shit Gold
Wu-Tang Clan - Enter The Wu-Tang Clan (36 Chambers)
Title: Re: DTF Rap/Hip Hop thread
Post by: Volk9 on May 12, 2009, 09:03:03 AM
Im more into older rap (Tribe, Y Society, Digable Planets). The only modern aminstream artist I like is Kanye West.
Title: Re: DTF Rap/Hip Hop thread
Post by: TioJorge on May 12, 2009, 10:22:21 AM
Cash rules everything around me, CREAM get the money. Dollar. Dollar. Bill.


Y'all.

Grandmaster Flash, Wu Tang Clan, B.I.G., Public Enemy, Ice Cube, Jay Z, Outkast (very little, however), UGK, Nas, Coolio, DMX, Common, and yes...T-Pain.

That's who I've been listening to in the hip-hop/rap scene most of my life and till now. Other than that I don't branch out all that much. Grandmaster is still the best, and despite these things called "opinions" (psh  :loser:), he is by far the greatest. I mean really..I can hear it now..

It's like a jungle sometimes, it makes me wonder how I keep from goin' under...
Title: Re: DTF Rap/Hip Hop thread
Post by: j on May 12, 2009, 12:31:16 PM
For as many rappers as you listed, and as I looked from each one to the next preparing to cringe and make a note to ignore all of your future opinions, I'm pleasantly surprised.   :lol  That's actually not TOO bad of a list (the obvious exception being T-Pain).   :tup

-J
Title: Re: DTF Rap/Hip Hop thread
Post by: Starkweather on June 03, 2009, 06:15:02 PM
I'm going to get Dalek's latest, and was looking for a cunnilynguists' album. It's that or Atmosphere.
Title: Re: DTF Rap/Hip Hop thread
Post by: Accelerando on August 21, 2009, 05:54:15 PM
Everyone needs to listen to Chali 2na's solo album (of Jurassic 5). Incredible album. It's called "Fish Outta Water"

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=319MnwStI08

The man's got a great voice. To me, he has one of the best voices in all of hip/hop, next to Chuck D
Title: Re: DTF Rap/Hip Hop thread
Post by: In The Wake Of Poseidon on December 31, 2009, 09:43:50 AM
I have been on a hip hop binge lately. I recently have been digging Deltron 3030 (Thanks to Volk9's top50 thread), GZA, Snowgoons, and a few others. Here are some albums I suggest checking out if anyone is looking to get into the genre.

Snowgoons - A Fist in the Thought
GZA - Liquid Swords
P.O.S. - Never Better
Deltron 3030 - S/T
Immortal Technique - Revolutionary Vol. 2
Nas - Illmatic


So far I really only have the entry level artists of this genre so if anyone has any recommendations I would be eager to check them out.
Title: Re: DTF Rap/Hip Hop thread
Post by: Volk9 on December 31, 2009, 09:47:07 AM
Madvillian-Madvilliany -Great laid-back raping over simple beats

Dalek- Absence- Very abstract. Like Noise rock and hip hop
Title: Re: DTF Rap/Hip Hop thread
Post by: In The Wake Of Poseidon on December 31, 2009, 09:52:43 AM
I have listened to Abscence and I really enjoyed it. I was going to check out Dalek's newest but I heard it wasn't that good. I'm going to have to check out Madvilliany. I love Madlib and all his shit but haven't heard much by MF Doom.
Title: Re: Or, "How many white rappers does LHK like?"
Post by: LeeHarveyKennedy on December 31, 2009, 10:56:04 AM
Lately, I've found myself really digging:

Deltron 3030 - s/t
Aceyalone - A Book of Human Language
B. Dolan - The Failure/House of Bees Vol. 1
Sage Francis - Human the Death Dance
Aesop Rock - None Shall Pass
Atmosphere - When Life Gives You Lemons. . .

I was big into Immortal Technique earlier this year, but now I hardly find myself listening to him at all. Shame, because he's one of the best lyricists I've ever heard. I've gotten a lot of hip hop from friends this year, and I keep meaning to check more of it out. Maybe next year.
Title: Re: DTF Rap/Hip Hop thread
Post by: In The Wake Of Poseidon on December 31, 2009, 11:39:48 AM
The problem with Technique is his actual music. There is not a whole lot of variety and style behind the production. His strength is that he is amazing at rap and writes some of the best lyrics in the game, but that's all there is to him. Hopefully his new albums will have better production as Revolutionary Vol 2 really was a giant step ahead of Vol 1 in terms of the music.
Title: Re: DTF Rap/Hip Hop thread
Post by: tbw2445 on December 31, 2009, 12:12:57 PM
I really dig Atmosphere and Immortal Technique.
Title: Re: DTF Rap/Hip Hop thread
Post by: Dimitrius on December 31, 2009, 12:44:17 PM
Listening to The Blueprint 3.  :hat
Title: Re: DTF Rap/Hip Hop thread
Post by: In The Wake Of Poseidon on December 31, 2009, 12:50:05 PM
Empire State of Mind is a great track, I should really pick up more of Jay's stuff.
Title: Re: DTF Rap/Hip Hop thread
Post by: Dimitrius on December 31, 2009, 12:50:59 PM
Empire State of Mind is a great track, I should really pick up more of Jay's stuff.
My favorite song, so far.
Title: Re: DTF Rap/Hip Hop thread
Post by: Ben_Jamin on December 31, 2009, 02:02:50 PM
Empire State of Mind is a great track, I should really pick up more of Jay's stuff.
My favorite song, so far.

Lets hear it for New York, New York, New York.
Title: Re: DTF Rap/Hip Hop thread
Post by: In The Wake Of Poseidon on December 31, 2009, 02:23:37 PM
Empire State of Mind is a great track, I should really pick up more of Jay's stuff.
My favorite song, so far.

Lets hear it for New York, New York, New York.
Alicia Keys really makes the song so much better. The chorus is great and really uplifting.
Title: Re: DTF Rap/Hip Hop thread
Post by: TheOutlawXanadu on December 31, 2009, 02:25:48 PM
This week I re-visited Jay-Z's debut. Good stuff.
Title: Re: DTF Rap/Hip Hop thread
Post by: Volk9 on December 31, 2009, 03:38:14 PM
Empire State of Mind is a great track, I should really pick up more of Jay's stuff.
My favorite song, so far.

Lets hear it for New York, New York, New York.
Alicia Keys really makes the song so much better. The chorus is great and really uplifting.

Really? Because as much as I love the song, her part in the chorus just has this "grating" quality to it. Her solo stuff is much better.

. I'm going to have to check out Madvilliany. I love Madlib and all his shit but haven't heard much by MF Doom.

Do so immediately! At laeast check out the song "Accordian", which is my personal favorite: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rpaonSDPw7Y
Title: Re: DTF Rap/Hip Hop thread
Post by: Accelerando on December 31, 2009, 04:52:44 PM
I've been listening to Brother Ali's new record, "Us." Very good album... one of my favorites of this year
Title: Re: DTF Rap/Hip Hop thread
Post by: Dimitrius on December 31, 2009, 05:07:30 PM
Empire State of Mind is a great track, I should really pick up more of Jay's stuff.
My favorite song, so far.

Lets hear it for New York, New York, New York.
Alicia Keys really makes the song so much better. The chorus is great and really uplifting.

Really? Because as much as I love the song, her part in the chorus just has this "grating" quality to it.
Teh failz!
Title: Re: DTF Rap/Hip Hop thread
Post by: Mebert78 on January 04, 2010, 10:03:08 AM
I have DJ Jazzy Jeff & The Fresh Prince's Greatest Hits CD in my car.  I also have all of their studio albums and a framed poster in my bedroom from the "He's the DJ, I'm the Rapper" album.
Title: Re: DTF Rap/Hip Hop thread
Post by: Dimitrius on January 04, 2010, 06:55:37 PM
Kanye West's The College Dropout is awesome!!

I had forgotten how great an album it is!
Title: Re: DTF Rap/Hip Hop thread
Post by: In The Wake Of Poseidon on January 08, 2010, 09:17:20 PM
Listening to Immortal Technique's Revolutionary Vol 1 & 2 in preparation for his new albums, and it reminded me how great his music is. His lyrics really make his music so great, just listening to him rap is great. But I noticed that Revolutionary vol. 2 is very heavily inspired by conspiracy theories and politics, I wonder if his new material will continue in that direction. But I hope for more songs like Dance with the Devil and The Poverty of Philosophy.
Title: Re: DTF Rap/Hip Hop thread
Post by: Perpetual Change on January 08, 2010, 09:19:28 PM
Kanye West's The College Dropout is awesome!!

I had forgotten how great an album it is!

Yes but geez, anything remotely related to him is like nails on a chalkboard for me now.

Looking forward to Eminem's new record.  I hope it's more of his storytelling side like "Stan" and less of his "I'm killing a girl pregnant with octuplets right now" side.
Title: Re: DTF Rap/Hip Hop thread
Post by: Volk9 on January 08, 2010, 10:26:24 PM
Kanye West's The College Dropout is awesome!!

I had forgotten how great an album it is!

I like all his albums, Graduation my favorite. He may not have any manners, but his musics really good entertainment
Title: Re: Eminem is like sex after you've been dating the girl for two years
Post by: LeeHarveyKennedy on January 08, 2010, 10:27:46 PM
Looking forward to Eminem's new record.  I hope it's more of his storytelling side like "Stan" and less of his "I'm killing a girl pregnant with octuplets right now" side.

I'd like less Relapse and more Marshall Mathers LP, though I fear I'll be bitterly disappointed.
Title: Re: DTF Rap/Hip Hop thread
Post by: Perpetual Change on January 08, 2010, 10:42:13 PM
Actually, I don't think so.  I think part of the reason he just released "Refill" is because he wanted to get the horror "shock" stuff out of the way so he could go in a more mature direction for Relapse 2, (if he'll still even call it that).  As far as I know, a lot of that stuff was going to wind up on Relapse 2 initially until he pushed it back.  I guess we'll see, though.  If it's more like "Beautiful," Ems verse in "Forever" and "Drop the World" than the rest of Relapse, I'll be extremely happy.
Title: Re: DTF Rap/Hip Hop thread
Post by: In The Wake Of Poseidon on January 08, 2010, 10:49:02 PM
GZA's album Liquid Swords is really growing on me. The 4th Chamber is a fucking awesome track, as is BIBLE. In fact, a lot of 90s rap like Ghostface Killa, Raekwon, and Mobb Deep is growing on me.
Title: Re: DTF Rap/Hip Hop thread
Post by: ariich on January 09, 2010, 04:11:36 AM
Listening to The Blueprint 3.  :hat
I finally heard that the other day and I liked it quite a lot. Though the production sounded terrible, but I don't know if that was because the quality of the files on Spotify was no good, or if it actually sounds like that.
Title: Re: DTF Rap/Hip Hop thread
Post by: Dimitrius on January 09, 2010, 11:48:05 AM
Listening to The Blueprint 3.  :hat
I finally heard that the other day and I liked it quite a lot. Though the production sounded terrible, but I don't know if that was because the quality of the files on Spotify was no good, or if it actually sounds like that.
Definitely the files you were listening to. The production is very good.

Though I've haven't yet heard an Hip-Hop album with better production that Dr. Dre's 2001.
Title: Re: DTF Rap/Hip Hop thread
Post by: In The Wake Of Poseidon on January 09, 2010, 05:22:35 PM
For anyone who is interested in some fucking great rap: POS - Never Better

It is a rapper who is heavily influenced by punk bands. He has some really creative beats and lyrics, and he has great flow.
Title: Re: DTF Rap/Hip Hop thread
Post by: ariich on January 10, 2010, 04:52:14 AM
Listening to The Blueprint 3.  :hat
I finally heard that the other day and I liked it quite a lot. Though the production sounded terrible, but I don't know if that was because the quality of the files on Spotify was no good, or if it actually sounds like that.
Definitely the files you were listening to. The production is very good.

Though I've haven't yet heard an Hip-Hop album with better production that Dr. Dre's 2001.
Dammit Spotify! They usually have decent quality, that's pretty annoying.
Title: Re: DTF Rap/Hip Hop thread
Post by: tbw2445 on January 10, 2010, 09:57:35 AM
For anyone who is interested in some fucking great rap: POS - Never Better

It is a rapper who is heavily influenced by punk bands. He has some really creative beats and lyrics, and he has great flow.
Couldn't agree more with is. Drum Roll is so insane!
Title: Re: DTF Rap/Hip Hop thread
Post by: kirbywelch92 on January 10, 2010, 12:46:52 PM
The lack of Beastie Boys and Paul's Boutique in this thread is the biggest fail of them all. I mean really, come on.
Title: Re: DTF Rap/Hip Hop thread
Post by: Gwii on January 10, 2010, 12:50:32 PM
The Beastie Boys are god awful.
Title: Re: DTF Rap/Hip Hop thread
Post by: Dimitrius on January 10, 2010, 01:02:36 PM
The Beastie Boys are god awful.
Title: Re: DTF Rap/Hip Hop thread
Post by: j on January 10, 2010, 01:35:32 PM
People still like Eminem?  I haven't heard anything out of him that I've found remotely interesting in quite some time.

-J
Title: Re: DTF Rap/Hip Hop thread
Post by: Volk9 on January 10, 2010, 02:55:06 PM
The Beastie Boys are god awful.
Title: Re: DTF Rap/Hip Hop thread
Post by: kirbywelch92 on January 10, 2010, 05:05:58 PM
The Beastie Boys are wonderful.

Fix'd. I mean honestly, they greatly helped pave the way for the rap genre, especially for white people. Perhaps you listened to all the wrong songs or something because they are amazing.
Title: Re: DTF Rap/Hip Hop thread
Post by: Gwii on January 10, 2010, 05:22:21 PM
The Beastie Boys are wonderful.

Fix'd. I mean honestly, they greatly helped pave the way for the rap genre, especially for white people. Perhaps you listened to all the wrong songs or something because they are amazing.


The only group I can think of with less overall talent is Brokencyde.  And the Beastie Boys did nothing for the genre of rap other than further dilute the mainstream and give it a bad name.
Title: Re: DTF Rap/Hip Hop thread
Post by: Perpetual Change on January 10, 2010, 05:23:38 PM
The Beastie Boys are god awful.
Title: Re: DTF Rap/Hip Hop thread
Post by: Volk9 on January 10, 2010, 06:18:48 PM
Ok, while the Beastie Boys may have paved a new road for rap and rock, I really just dont like their style of rap.
Title: Re: DTF Rap/Hip Hop thread
Post by: Volk9 on January 14, 2010, 05:27:31 PM
Bought Wale's new album a few days ago. He sounds "Kanye-lite". Has the same kinda of voice and delivery. Its an ok album. Has a few really great and standout tracks, but its hurt by a lot of letdown tracks.
Title: Re: DTF Rap/Hip Hop thread
Post by: In The Wake Of Poseidon on January 16, 2010, 05:52:19 PM
If you're looking for some great relaxed, dark, and minimal rap then I suggest you check out GZA's album Liquid Swords. It's generally stated that it's the best solo album to spawn from the Wu-Tang Clan. If you decide to check out a few songs by him listen to Duel of the Iron Mic or The 4th Chamber, you will immediately get hooked.
Title: Re: DTF Rap/Hip Hop thread
Post by: Volk9 on January 18, 2010, 10:38:01 PM
Not "exactly" the right place for this, but a Massive Attack-Mezzanine Survivor is up now :metal

http://www.dreamtheaterforums.org/boards/index.php?topic=9705.0
Title: Re: DTF Rap/Hip Hop thread
Post by: sneakyblueberry on January 19, 2010, 03:27:44 AM
If you're looking for some great relaxed, dark, and minimal rap then I suggest you check out GZA's album Liquid Swords. It's generally stated that it's the best solo album to spawn from the Wu-Tang Clan. If you decide to check out a few songs by him listen to Duel of the Iron Mic or The 4th Chamber, you will immediately get hooked.

I checked out both those tracks and they're quite good.  However, I do think RZA has the superior verse in The 4th Chamber.  "Camouflage chameleon/ninja's scalin' ya buildin/too late to grab the gun they got your wife and children."

Freakin' badass.
Title: Re: DTF Rap/Hip Hop thread
Post by: In The Wake Of Poseidon on January 19, 2010, 06:25:30 PM
Hell yeah, RZA fucking murders that track.
Title: Re: DTF Rap/Hip Hop thread
Post by: Volk9 on February 18, 2010, 03:51:26 PM
Resurrecting to recommend :tup

Dangerdoom- Collaboration between MF Doom (my favorite rapper) and Danger Mouse. Great rapping and beats, mostly based on cartoons and adult swim (including Aqua Teen Hunger Force and even Space Ghost Coast to Coast).

Recommended Songs:

Benzie Box (Really awesome beat/bass): http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZM7yVtd32LQ

Sofa King: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zR2BboZeLEw


Saul Williams- Really talented rapper/poet. He's in between rapping and spoken word, but its really really good. Check out these songs:

Telegram: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j-j_l7SkYCc

Act III, Scene 2 (Shakespeare) (Featuring Zach de la Rocha) : http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_kQAwNczweY
Title: Re: DTF Rap/Hip Hop thread
Post by: bodiesinflight on February 18, 2010, 04:36:48 PM
Saul Williams is great, from the one album I've heard of him.

I downloaded one of his records when Trent Reznor was bigging him up a couple of years back...I should give it another spin
Title: Re: DTF Rap/Hip Hop thread
Post by: OperantChamber on February 18, 2010, 07:55:59 PM
Anyone here into Tech N9ne?
Him and Krizz Kaliko are pretty much the only rap I listen to anymore.
Title: Re: DTF Rap/Hip Hop thread
Post by: Volk9 on February 18, 2010, 08:18:26 PM
Saul Williams is great, from the one album I've heard of him.

I downloaded one of his records when Trent Reznor was bigging him up a couple of years back...I should give it another spin

Yeah, he produced Saul William's self-titled album
Title: Re: DTF Rap/Hip Hop thread
Post by: Sigz on February 18, 2010, 08:19:00 PM
I discovered Dalek today. SOOOO FUCKING AWESOME
Title: Re: DTF Rap/Hip Hop thread
Post by: In The Wake Of Poseidon on February 18, 2010, 10:09:07 PM
My latest rap obsessions:

GZA - Liquid Swords
(Yes, I've been trying to pimp out this album for a while, but it's still so good)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L6_6E0T3wss

Wu-Tang Clan - Enter The Wu-Tang (36 Chambers) (Always a great listen, one of the best rap groups of all time)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_GDPZpRmTg0

The Roots - Things Fall Apart
(Great relaxed rap, very chilled music)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qm7Xt2Qsjcg
Title: Re: DTF Rap/Hip Hop thread
Post by: sneakyblueberry on February 19, 2010, 03:01:09 AM
RZA was in my town the other night, didn't find out til the night he was playing though and by then it was sold out.  I had no idea he did the music for Kill Bill.
Title: Re: DTF Rap/Hip Hop thread
Post by: Dimitrius on February 22, 2010, 06:32:12 PM
I just remember you guys need to listen to KiD CuDi.
Title: Re: DTF Rap/Hip Hop thread
Post by: Volk9 on February 22, 2010, 07:58:16 PM
I discovered Dalek today. SOOOO FUCKING AWESOME

 :metal

I love his idea of combining the noise and rap genres; and he does it so well
Title: Re: DTF Rap/Hip Hop thread
Post by: Sigz on February 22, 2010, 09:54:46 PM
I discovered Dalek today. SOOOO FUCKING AWESOME

 :metal

I love his idea of combining the noise and rap genres; and he does it so well

Yeah; I'm not a fan of rap at all, but I'm a huge noise/shoegaze fan, and this is just awesome.
Title: Re: DTF Rap/Hip Hop thread
Post by: Super Dude on February 23, 2010, 10:55:25 PM
lol hay guyz im a noob to rap

Recommendations please? :biggrin:
Title: Re: DTF Rap/Hip Hop thread
Post by: Volk9 on February 23, 2010, 10:58:11 PM
lol hay guyz im a noob to rap

Recommendations please? :biggrin:

Madvillain- Madvillainy

 :tup
Title: Re: DTF Rap/Hip Hop thread
Post by: In The Wake Of Poseidon on February 24, 2010, 03:10:46 AM
lol hay guyz im a noob to rap

Recommendations please? :biggrin:
GZA - Liquid Swords
Wu-Tang Clan - Enter The Wu-Tang
Ghostface Killah - Ironman
Immortal Technique - Revolutionary Vol. 2
Cunninlynguists - A Piece of Strange
Title: Re: DTF Rap/Hip Hop thread
Post by: LeeHarveyKennedy on February 24, 2010, 01:44:34 PM
Guys, seriously: Orphans of Cush. Try this stuff out pronto. REALLY good rap out of the UK, I can't stop playing it.
Title: Re: DTF Rap/Hip Hop thread
Post by: In The Wake Of Poseidon on March 18, 2010, 02:08:57 AM
I've been obsessed with Ol' Dirty Bastard lately. His style is unmatchable, and his songs are funny as shit.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kcsEop0NPGM
Title: Re: What? They can't all be zingers.
Post by: LeeHarveyKennedy on March 18, 2010, 10:26:54 PM
Anyone gotten B. Dolan's new CD yet? I highly recommend it.
Title: Re: What? They can't all be zingers.
Post by: Volk9 on March 18, 2010, 10:48:17 PM
Anyone gotten B. Dolan's new CD yet? I highly recommend it.

I have. Im still trying to get into it, but its not bad so far :tup
Title: Re: DTF Rap/Hip Hop thread
Post by: sneakyblueberry on March 20, 2010, 02:49:36 AM
Anyone gotten B. Dolan's new CD yet? I highly recommend it.

I have. Im still trying to get into it, but its not bad so far :tup

Is it the House of Bees or something?  I listened to some of his stuff on his myspace and youtube after someone sent out that Vin Diesel song on Track of the Day.  Interesting stuff.
Title: Re: DTF Rap/Hip Hop thread
Post by: Sigz on April 26, 2010, 12:00:03 AM
Goddammit Dalek is SO FUCKING GOOD
Title: Re: DTF Rap/Hip Hop thread
Post by: Accelerando on April 26, 2010, 12:08:42 AM
I heard this song the other day, and had to download it immediately. Middle school days right here

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bQSHAfzU5ks
Title: Re: DTF Rap/Hip Hop thread
Post by: Arcaeus on April 26, 2010, 12:37:13 AM
last.fm is helping to get me into these genres... absolute favorite artist is Immortal Technique, and I also enjoy Atmosphere, dead prez, Jedi Mind Tricks and Tech N9ne. Any other suggestions?
Title: Re: DTF Rap/Hip Hop thread
Post by: In The Wake Of Poseidon on April 26, 2010, 04:04:38 AM
last.fm is helping to get me into these genres... absolute favorite artist is Immortal Technique, and I also enjoy Atmosphere, dead prez, Jedi Mind Tricks and Tech N9ne. Any other suggestions?
Wu-Tang Clan aint nothin to fuck wit
Title: Re: DTF Rap/Hip Hop thread
Post by: Portrucci on April 26, 2010, 04:07:54 AM
last.fm is helping to get me into these genres... absolute favorite artist is Immortal Technique, and I also enjoy Atmosphere, dead prez, Jedi Mind Tricks and Tech N9ne. Any other suggestions?
Wu-Tang Clan aint nothin to fuck wit
Ya, Enter The Wu-Tang (36 chambers) is fucking ace. But any great 90's east coast hiphop is a good place to start. Pick any of Nas, A Tribe Called Quest, GZA, Public Enemy etc  :millahhhh
Title: Re: DTF Rap/Hip Hop thread
Post by: Volk9 on April 26, 2010, 11:27:37 AM
Goddammit Dalek is SO FUCKING GOOD

Agreed :tup
Title: Re: DTF Rap/Hip Hop thread
Post by: Arcaeus on April 27, 2010, 05:47:43 AM
Tech N9ne's Blackened The Sun is a ridiculously awesome song
Title: Re: DTF Rap/Hip Hop thread
Post by: Arcaeus on April 29, 2010, 05:28:18 AM
I got Immortal Technique's Revolutionary Vol. 2 and Tech N9ne's K.O.D., and I love them both. Such a fresh, nice change after what I normally listen to.

Where do I go from here? :tup
Title: Re: DTF Rap/Hip Hop thread
Post by: In The Wake Of Poseidon on April 29, 2010, 01:17:18 PM
I got Immortal Technique's Revolutionary Vol. 2 and Tech N9ne's K.O.D., and I love them both. Such a fresh, nice change after what I normally listen to.

Where do I go from here? :tup
Fucking Wu Tang. Enter the 36 Chambers and Wu Tang Forever.
Title: Re: DTF Rap/Hip Hop thread
Post by: Dr. SeaWolf on April 29, 2010, 03:38:45 PM
I listened to Immortal Technique's first two albums today... holy shit.
Title: Re: DTF Rap/Hip Hop thread
Post by: Super Dude on May 11, 2010, 09:03:17 AM
I'm curious, what do you guys think of Eminem?
Title: Re: DTF Rap/Hip Hop thread
Post by: Ben_Jamin on May 11, 2010, 09:22:25 AM
I don't mind his stuff. Better than what's on the radio for sure. haven't heard his new one
Title: Re: DTF Rap/Hip Hop thread
Post by: Super Dude on May 11, 2010, 09:24:25 AM
That's kinda why I was asking; I really like his earlier stuff, but haven't been following him since Encore.  What's his new stuff like?  I hear from everyone that he sold out, but everyone isn't always that reliable or intelligent.
Title: Re: DTF Rap/Hip Hop thread
Post by: Volk9 on May 19, 2010, 11:53:33 PM
Anyone listen to Gravediggaz? Just got 6 Feet Deep, and its actually pretty good.
Title: Re: DTF Rap/Hip Hop thread
Post by: sneakyblueberry on May 19, 2010, 11:54:26 PM
Nas - God's Son.

Pretty mean.
Title: Re: DTF Rap/Hip Hop thread
Post by: Gadough on May 20, 2010, 12:20:42 AM
Inspectah Deck's verse on the Wu Tang Clan song Triumph gets my vote for best rap verse of all time:

I bomb atomically, Socrates' philosophies
and hypotheses can't define how I be droppiní these
mockeries, lyrically perform armed robbery
Flee with the lottery, possibly they spotted me
Battle-scarred shogun, explosion when my pen hits
tremendous, ultra-violet shine blind forensics
I inspect view, through the future see millennium
Killa B's sold fifty gold sixty platinum
Shackliní the masses with drastic rap tactics
Graphic displays melt the steel like blacksmiths
Black Wu jackets queen B's ease the guns in
Rumble with patrolmen, tear gas laced the function
Heads by the score take flight incite a war
Chicks hit the floor, diehard fans demand more
Behold the bold soldier, control the globe slowly
Proceeds to blow swinginí swords like Shinobi
Stomp grounds and pound footprints in solid rock
Wu got it locked, performiní live on your hottest block
Title: Re: DTF Rap/Hip Hop thread
Post by: Arcaeus on May 20, 2010, 03:19:52 AM
Tech N9ne fans, I love K.O.D, where do I go next?
Title: Re: DTF Rap/Hip Hop thread
Post by: SPNKr on May 20, 2010, 04:08:37 AM
Inspectah Deck's verse on the Wu Tang Clan song Triumph gets my vote for best rap verse of all time:

I bomb atomically, Socrates' philosophies
and hypotheses can't define how I be droppiní these
mockeries, lyrically perform armed robbery
Flee with the lottery, possibly they spotted me
Battle-scarred shogun, explosion when my pen hits
tremendous, ultra-violet shine blind forensics
I inspect view, through the future see millennium
Killa B's sold fifty gold sixty platinum
Shackliní the masses with drastic rap tactics
Graphic displays melt the steel like blacksmiths
Black Wu jackets queen B's ease the guns in
Rumble with patrolmen, tear gas laced the function
Heads by the score take flight incite a war
Chicks hit the floor, diehard fans demand more
Behold the bold soldier, control the globe slowly
Proceeds to blow swinginí swords like Shinobi
Stomp grounds and pound footprints in solid rock
Wu got it locked, performiní live on your hottest block

That's some cool lyric-age there :coolio
Title: Re: DTF Rap/Hip Hop thread
Post by: In The Wake Of Poseidon on May 20, 2010, 04:21:25 AM
Anyone listen to Gravediggaz? Just got 6 Feet Deep, and its actually pretty good.
Dairy of a Madman and 1-800 Suicide are amazing, the whole album is gold.
Title: Re: DTF Rap/Hip Hop thread
Post by: Volk9 on May 20, 2010, 09:21:27 AM
Inspectah Deck's verse on the Wu Tang Clan song Triumph gets my vote for best rap verse of all time:

*snip*

That's some cool lyric-age there :coolio

Triumph was always one of my favorite songs
Title: Re: DTF Rap/Hip Hop thread
Post by: Gadough on May 20, 2010, 03:46:47 PM
Inspectah Deck's verse on the Wu Tang Clan song Triumph gets my vote for best rap verse of all time:

*snip*

That's some cool lyric-age there :coolio

Triumph was always one of my favorite songs

Shame that ODB wasn't given a proper verse on it.
Title: Re: DTF Rap/Hip Hop thread
Post by: Portrucci on May 20, 2010, 05:34:20 PM
Anyone a fan of Flying Lotus

new album Cosmogramma is out

(http://www.plugonemag.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/02/Cosmogramma.jpg)

Really cool album. I recommend. Genres are: IDM, Electronic, Glitch Hop, Instrumental Hip Hop, Jazz
Title: Re: DTF Rap/Hip Hop thread
Post by: Arcaeus on May 21, 2010, 11:35:27 PM
There weren't enough hip-hop fans posting in my recommendation thread, so I'm invading this one.

Looking for more albums to get. Here's the artists I own albums from (along with the album I have):

Atmosphere (When Life Gives You Lemons, You Paint That Shit Gold)
A Tribe Called Quest (The Low End Theory)
CunninLynguists (A Piece Of Strange)
Immortal Technique (Revolutionary Vol. 1 & 2)
Jedi Mind Tricks (Servants In Heaven, Kings In Hell & A History Of Violence)
Tech N9ne (K.O.D)
Wu-Tang Clan (Enter The Wu-Tang (36 Chambers))

I really like them all, what albums from the above artists should I get next? Feel free to recommend other groups as well.
Title: Re: DTF Rap/Hip Hop thread
Post by: Portrucci on May 22, 2010, 02:18:47 AM
Nas - Illmatic. Do it
Title: Re: DTF Rap/Hip Hop thread
Post by: In The Wake Of Poseidon on May 22, 2010, 06:19:27 AM
Nas - Illmatic. Do it
Also, get Wu-Tang Forever, and the following solo Wu albums

Raekwon - Only Built for Cuban Linx
GZA - Liquid Swords
Ghostface Killah - Supreme Clientele, Ironman 
Title: Re: DTF Rap/Hip Hop thread
Post by: Ben_Jamin on May 22, 2010, 10:43:54 AM
All Dead Prez, Mos Def. K'Naan,

I recommend those for now. Can't remember others
Title: Re: DTF Rap/Hip Hop thread
Post by: SPNKr on May 23, 2010, 02:24:00 AM
Nas - Illmatic. Do it
Title: Re: DTF Rap/Hip Hop thread
Post by: Volk9 on May 27, 2010, 04:49:18 PM
Anyone listened to Nas and Damien Marley's Collaboration album yet? I just got it and will be giving it a listen soon
Title: Re: DTF Rap/Hip Hop thread
Post by: Ben_Jamin on May 27, 2010, 05:50:03 PM
Anyone listened to Nas and Damien Marley's Collaboration album yet? I just got it and will be giving it a listen soon

Thanks for helping me snap to get that. I think it'll be fucking awesome, considering what they did on Welcome To Jamrock.
Title: Re: DTF Rap/Hip Hop thread
Post by: Volk9 on May 27, 2010, 08:09:16 PM
Anyone listened to Nas and Damien Marley's Collaboration album yet? I just got it and will be giving it a listen soon

Thanks for helping me snap to get that. I think it'll be fucking awesome, considering what they did on Welcome To Jamrock.

My goodness...

This album is definately up for my nominations of Album of the year. Seriously, go get it
Title: Re: DTF Rap/Hip Hop thread
Post by: Accelerando on May 27, 2010, 11:34:39 PM
I've had Atmosphere's Seven's Travels on heavy rotation in my car lately. Cats Van Bags feat. Brother Ali is so ill
Title: Re: DTF Rap/Hip Hop thread
Post by: Super Dude on June 03, 2010, 04:23:00 PM
My brother just said the following, "All rappers are worthless because rapping is the only talent they have.  They're also uncivilized."

I gave him the example of Will Smith, to which he said, "He's not useless, because he became civilized."

Tell me that isn't pretentious bullshit.
Title: Re: DTF Rap/Hip Hop thread
Post by: Volk9 on June 03, 2010, 04:24:27 PM
Wow.
Title: Re: DTF Rap/Hip Hop thread
Post by: Dimitrius on June 03, 2010, 05:10:01 PM
My brother just said the following, "All rappers are worthless because rapping is the only talent they have.  They're also uncivilized."

I gave him the example of Will Smith, to which he said, "He's not useless, because he became civilized."

Tell me that isn't pretentious bullshit.
He should be shot.
Title: Re: Grooveshark 'As We Enter'. Like, now.
Post by: LeeHarveyKennedy on June 03, 2010, 11:44:17 PM
Anyone listened to Nas and Damien Marley's Collaboration album yet? I just got it and will be giving it a listen soon

Thanks for helping me snap to get that. I think it'll be fucking awesome, considering what they did on Welcome To Jamrock.

My goodness...

This album is definately up for my nominations of Album of the year. Seriously, go get it

This.
Title: Re: DTF Rap/Hip Hop thread
Post by: SPNKr on June 05, 2010, 07:11:47 PM
MF DOOM/Madvillain has an album coming soon, the single sounded good.
Title: Re: DTF Rap/Hip Hop thread
Post by: Volk9 on June 05, 2010, 10:05:12 PM
MF DOOM/Madvillain has an album coming soon, the single sounded good.

Yup, so excited! My favorite rapper of all time
Title: Re: DTF Rap/Hip Hop thread
Post by: Arcaeus on June 11, 2010, 02:16:55 AM
Anyone a fan of Flying Lotus

new album Cosmogramma is out

(http://www.plugonemag.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/02/Cosmogramma.jpg)

Really cool album. I recommend. Genres are: IDM, Electronic, Glitch Hop, Instrumental Hip Hop, Jazz

This is my favorite album of the year so far, above Road Salt One (which I love). So fucking good.
Title: Re: DTF Rap/Hip Hop thread
Post by: Portrucci on June 11, 2010, 02:28:20 AM
Anyone a fan of Flying Lotus

new album Cosmogramma is out

(http://www.plugonemag.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/02/Cosmogramma.jpg)

Really cool album. I recommend. Genres are: IDM, Electronic, Glitch Hop, Instrumental Hip Hop, Jazz

This is my favorite album of the year so far, above Road Salt One (which I love). So fucking good.
:tup :tup It's climbing my 2010 list definitely
Title: Re: DTF Rap/Hip Hop thread
Post by: Arcaeus on June 11, 2010, 03:00:05 AM
Anyone here like Daedelus?
Title: Re: DTF Rap/Hip Hop thread
Post by: Portrucci on June 19, 2010, 02:41:10 AM
Listening to some undeground Russian hip-hop. It's actually really good  :omg:  :hat

The artist is Идефикс и Ганза , there are some mp3's to download here (link not broken, it works  ;) )
http://www.last.fm/music/%D0%98%D0%B4%D0%B5%D1%84%D0%B8%D0%BA%D1%81+%D0%B8+%D0%93%D0%B0%D0%BD%D0%B7%D0%B0

Can't understand what they are saying, but the sax and piano in the back is great. Try it out  :laugh:
Title: Re: DTF Rap/Hip Hop thread
Post by: Gadough on June 19, 2010, 05:02:30 PM
My brother just said the following, "All rappers are worthless because rapping is the only talent they have.  They're also uncivilized."

I gave him the example of Will Smith, to which he said, "He's not useless, because he became civilized."

Tell me that isn't pretentious bullshit.

It's funny pretentious bullshit :rollin
Title: Re: What are you reading this for? Buy it already!
Post by: LeeHarveyKennedy on June 20, 2010, 11:25:25 PM
Okay, seriously, Eminem's new album is so good. Get this, guys.
Title: Re: DTF Rap/Hip Hop thread
Post by: Arcaeus on June 21, 2010, 04:59:13 AM
So I've heard. He was my first exposure to hip hop, and the Marshal Mathers LP will always be awesome, so I may very well check it out.
Title: Re: DTF Rap/Hip Hop thread
Post by: In The Wake Of Poseidon on June 21, 2010, 10:14:29 AM
SO LONG, BITCH YOU DID ME SO WRONG
I DON'T WANT TO GO ON
LIVING IN THIS WORLD WITHOUT YOU


Perfect rap song.
Title: Re: DTF Rap/Hip Hop thread
Post by: Super Dude on June 21, 2010, 11:08:43 AM
There's this one song I wish I could remember even one thing about it, I heard it six years ago in a friend's car and never heard about it again. It was the last track on the album as I recall, and was sort of like a hip-hop "band" sorta like Wu-Tang or Nappy Roots. It was one of those final tracks that was followed by a long silence and then a secret song.  The secret song was of one of the guys I think he was either part of the band or one of the studio people, who came across the studio late at night and decided to throw down some lines of his own. The only thing I remember was the last line, in which the band found him the next morning and he said to them, "Man, don't go in there for like...45 minutes..." at which point there was a fade-out echo and the album ended. I wish I could remember anything else, because I wanna find this song/group really badly. Anyone have a clue about any track fitting this description?
Title: Re: DTF Rap/Hip Hop thread
Post by: Accelerando on June 21, 2010, 09:36:48 PM
Everyone, get your hands on Wyclef Jean's latest EP, "From The Hut, To The Projects, To The Mansion." It's a concept album telling a story of Toussaint Louverture, who was a leader in the Haitian revolution. The first track alone is worth the listen. Check this out.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wHZSpfJ5s4w

EDIT: Correction, the character is based on Toussaint Louverture
Title: Re: DTF Rap/Hip Hop thread
Post by: Dark Master Of Sin on June 21, 2010, 09:37:53 PM
Eminem

Tech N9ne

That is all.
Title: Re: DTF Rap/Hip Hop thread
Post by: In The Wake Of Poseidon on June 22, 2010, 02:11:34 PM
Hip Hop challenge of the day:

Find a crazier album then ODB's Nigga Please. You can't.
Title: Re: DTF Rap/Hip Hop thread
Post by: Portrucci on June 23, 2010, 10:07:08 PM
Anyone listened to Nas and Damien Marley's Collaboration album yet? I just got it and will be giving it a listen soon

Thanks for helping me snap to get that. I think it'll be fucking awesome, considering what they did on Welcome To Jamrock.

My goodness...

This album is definately up for my nominations of Album of the year. Seriously, go get it
Just got it, it's excellent! I've always had a soft spot for reggae and it blends really well with hip-hop in this case, relaxing and easy listening :hat . I second Volk's recommendation
Title: Re: DTF Rap/Hip Hop thread
Post by: Gadough on June 23, 2010, 10:33:25 PM
Hip Hop challenge of the day:

Find a crazier album then ODB's Nigga Please. You can't.

ODB was hands down the worst member of the Wu Tang Clan. I'll never understand why people loved him so much. With the exception of U-God, the entire clan had great lyrics and incredible flow. ODB would just ramble and rant incoherently. He was pure shit.

I just realized this post contradicts an earlier post by me on this page. I'd like to clarify that while I don't like ODB, I think it's a shame he wasn't given a real verse on Triumph because all other 9 members had a verse on it. In other words, even though I don't like him, it would have been cool to have all 10 members on one track, as opposed to ODB doing an intro for the other 9 verses.
Title: Re: DTF Rap/Hip Hop thread
Post by: Volk9 on June 23, 2010, 10:38:22 PM
Anyone listened to Nas and Damien Marley's Collaboration album yet? I just got it and will be giving it a listen soon

Thanks for helping me snap to get that. I think it'll be fucking awesome, considering what they did on Welcome To Jamrock.

My goodness...

This album is definately up for my nominations of Album of the year. Seriously, go get it
Just got it, it's excellent! I've always had a soft spot for reggae and it blends really well with hip-hop in this case, relaxing and easy listening :hat . I second Volk's recommendation

Yeah, the album is seriously just really good. Theres not really a bad song on it. Some are weaker, but definately not bad.
Title: Re: DTF Rap/Hip Hop thread
Post by: In The Wake Of Poseidon on June 23, 2010, 10:43:00 PM
Hip Hop challenge of the day:

Find a crazier album then ODB's Nigga Please. You can't.

ODB was hands down the worst member of the Wu Tang Clan. I'll never understand why people loved him so much. With the exception of U-God, the entire clan had great lyrics and incredible flow. ODB would just ramble and rant incoherently. He was pure shit.

I just realized this post contradicts an earlier post by me on this page. I'd like to clarify that while I don't like ODB, I think it's a shame he wasn't given a real verse on Triumph because all other 9 members had a verse on it. In other words, even though I don't like him, it would have been cool to have all 10 members on one track, as opposed to ODB doing an intro for the other 9 verses.

I love ODB because he is genuinely one of the most unique rappers out there. His entire presentation and style just make his songs work very well. He can pull off any type of hip hop, be it gangster(Wu-Tang material) pop rap (Shimmy Shimmy Ya), or just some absolutelycrazyfuckingshit (Raw Hide, Harlem World). And his lyrics are great if you're just looking for some very simple, light hearted fun.
Title: Re: DTF Rap/Hip Hop thread
Post by: Gadough on June 23, 2010, 10:50:46 PM
Hip Hop challenge of the day:

Find a crazier album then ODB's Nigga Please. You can't.

ODB was hands down the worst member of the Wu Tang Clan. I'll never understand why people loved him so much. With the exception of U-God, the entire clan had great lyrics and incredible flow. ODB would just ramble and rant incoherently. He was pure shit.

I just realized this post contradicts an earlier post by me on this page. I'd like to clarify that while I don't like ODB, I think it's a shame he wasn't given a real verse on Triumph because all other 9 members had a verse on it. In other words, even though I don't like him, it would have been cool to have all 10 members on one track, as opposed to ODB doing an intro for the other 9 verses.

I love ODB because he is genuinely one of the most unique rappers out there. His entire presentation and style just make his songs work very well. He can pull off any type of hip hop, be it gangster(Wu-Tang material) pop rap (Shimmy Shimmy Ya), or just some absolutelycrazyfuckingshit (Raw Hide, Harlem World). And his lyrics are great if you're just looking for some very simple, light hearted fun.

You're right, he was incredibly unique and different, and I think that's the entire problem. I personally feel that he didn't fit in with the rest of the Clan. His lyrics, flow, delivery, and style are so at odds with the more serious aspects of the other Clansmen that he sticks out, in a very bad way. He may be able to pull off several different styles, but in a group as tight and focused as the Wu Tang Clan, it just doesn't work.

It'd be like if you threw an F student into an honors class. It'd be very apparent that the student doesn't belong there. That's the sort of impression I get when I listen to a Wu Tang Clan song with ODB on it.
Title: Re: DTF Rap/Hip Hop thread
Post by: In The Wake Of Poseidon on June 23, 2010, 10:54:39 PM
That's why I prefer his solo albums. They are in an entire different style from Wu. It's not as serious as Wu usually is, and the beats are much more diverse.
Title: Re: DTF Rap/Hip Hop thread
Post by: Gadough on June 23, 2010, 10:57:01 PM
Admittedly, all I've heard of him solo is Shimmy Shimmy Ya. That song was enough to scare me away from all the rest of his stuff. I suppose I could give him another chance...recommend a song or two?
Title: Re: DTF Rap/Hip Hop thread
Post by: In The Wake Of Poseidon on June 24, 2010, 01:06:46 AM
Check out Brooklyn Zoo, Raw Hide, and Cutting Heads. Chances are if you can't dig those tracks then you wont like his other material.
Title: Re: DTF Rap/Hip Hop thread
Post by: In The Wake Of Poseidon on June 24, 2010, 11:27:50 AM
The Ocarina of Rhyme by Team Teamwork may be the best thing ever.
Title: Re: DTF Rap/Hip Hop thread
Post by: SPNKr on June 27, 2010, 12:51:10 AM
Listened to CunninLynguists' A Piece Of Strange and it was very cool. Reminds me of the hip hop that is used in films, not your average east coast but conscious and southern hip hop instead. I finally get how that all sounds.

Listening to some undeground Russian hip-hop. It's actually really good  :omg:  :hat

The artist is Идефикс и Ганза , there are some mp3's to download here (link not broken, it works  ;) )
http://www.last.fm/music/%D0%98%D0%B4%D0%B5%D1%84%D0%B8%D0%BA%D1%81+%D0%B8+%D0%93%D0%B0%D0%BD%D0%B7%D0%B0

Can't understand what they are saying, but the sax and piano in the back is great. Try it out  :laugh:
I just got this, the previews sounded cool indeed!
Title: Re: DTF Rap/Hip Hop thread
Post by: splent on July 01, 2010, 09:43:33 PM
OK inspired by my pop chart in my I hate Justin Bieber and Miley Cyrus thread...

GOOD RAP/HIP HOP
NWA
Dr. Dre
Common
Lupe Fiasco
Eminem
Bone Thugs n Harmony

OK RAP/HIP HOP
Snoop Dogg
50 Cent
TI

CRAP RAP/HIP HOP
Lil Wayne
T Pain
Soulja Boy
Lil Jon

I love real rap, rap that's genuine.  Rap that's not perverted to the point of ridiculousness... which is where mainstream rap has been for a few years now.  Unfortunately Lil Wayne is what my 8th graders praised as being the best rap ever... I hope they are enlightened... because his stuff is absolute crap.  I can't stand his voice and his rhymes, and where 90% of his stuff is about sex and girls.  The stuff isn't real.  It isn't angry.  And Soulja Boy is just awful.  And T Pain with his ridiculous auto tune crap... it needs to go away.
Title: Re: DTF Rap/Hip Hop thread
Post by: In The Wake Of Poseidon on July 01, 2010, 09:45:01 PM
To be honest, I only dig around 4 NWA songs, and they all happen to be their hits.
Title: Re: DTF Rap/Hip Hop thread
Post by: Portrucci on July 01, 2010, 09:46:28 PM
Man there is a heap more good hip-hop than that. You'd probably like;

A Tribe Called Quest
Nas
Wu-Tang Clan
GZA
Madvillainy
Public Enemy
DJ Shadow

+more
Title: Re: DTF Rap/Hip Hop thread
Post by: In The Wake Of Poseidon on July 01, 2010, 09:50:58 PM
I've been so obsessed with the Wu it's not even funny. I must have listened to 36 Chambers and all the solo stuff around 10 times this week.
Title: Re: DTF Rap/Hip Hop thread
Post by: Gadough on July 02, 2010, 12:13:07 AM
Raekwon's House of Flying Daggers is my favorite Wu-related song at the moment. I love the beat and how it reprises Clan in Da Front from 36 Chambers. Method Man rips shit up on this track.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l2EB9hIKKho
Title: Re: DTF Rap/Hip Hop thread
Post by: In The Wake Of Poseidon on July 02, 2010, 12:27:47 AM
Funny how you mention your favorite Wu song atm reprises Clan in Da Front, because my favorite track is 7th Chamber Part II atm.
Title: Re: DTF Rap/Hip Hop thread
Post by: Arcaeus on July 02, 2010, 01:11:03 AM
P.O.S. is fucking awesome, listen to Let It Rattle or Purexed, that is all
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Post by: Gadough on July 02, 2010, 01:15:03 AM
Listening now. Let it Rattle's beat is...weird. Good delivery though.
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Post by: Dimitrius on July 03, 2010, 12:41:31 PM
Anybody hear heard Eminem's Recovery yet?
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Post by: Perpetual Change on July 03, 2010, 02:55:41 PM
Eminem's Recovery is fantastic. By far his most mature album yet and really on par with Marshall Mathers and Eminem Show records. MUCH better than Encore and Relapse. Lots of great material on there and his flow is better than ever. I really like Going Through Changes, Not Afraid, Spacebound, 25 to Life, and Love the Way You Lie.

Has anyone heard that Kweli/Hi-Tek album "Revolutions Per Second"? I'm interesting to hear if it's any good.
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Post by: Dimitrius on July 03, 2010, 04:41:19 PM
Eminem's Recovery is fantastic. By far his most mature album yet and really on par with Marshall Mathers and Eminem Show records. MUCH better than Encore and Relapse. Lots of great material on there and his flow is better than ever. I really like Going Through Changes, Not Afraid, Spacebound, 25 to Life, and Love the Way You Lie.
I wouldn't put it on par with The Marshall Mathers LP, but it's miles better than Relapse and Encore.
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Post by: ClairvoyantCat on July 03, 2010, 04:43:17 PM
Has anyone else heard Gavin Castleton's A Bullet, A Lever, A Key?  It's perfection in hip hop lyrics and really subtly complex, and a fantastic concept....
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Post by: Arcaeus on July 03, 2010, 07:45:42 PM
Going AFK to take a shower so the chatroom is off but I'm streaming P.O.S.'s Never Better on www.livestream.com/daedalusradio, check it out if interested.
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Post by: Perpetual Change on July 03, 2010, 11:00:52 PM
Eminem's Recovery is fantastic. By far his most mature album yet and really on par with Marshall Mathers and Eminem Show records. MUCH better than Encore and Relapse. Lots of great material on there and his flow is better than ever. I really like Going Through Changes, Not Afraid, Spacebound, 25 to Life, and Love the Way You Lie.
I wouldn't put it on par with The Marshall Mathers LP, but it's miles better than Relapse and Encore.

Eh, maybe, but I've always thought Marshall Mathers LP was a little overrated. Too much Eminem bitching about being famous.
Title: Re: DTF Rap/Hip Hop thread
Post by: Sigz on July 04, 2010, 11:13:35 PM
Alright people, recommend me some rap/hip hop or whatever. Right now the only artist I've heard and liked is Dalek, for what that's worth.
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Post by: In The Wake Of Poseidon on July 04, 2010, 11:18:22 PM
Listen to 4th Chamber by GZA, The Curse by Snowgoons, Dance with the Devil by Immortal Technique, Jazz by A Tribe Called Quest, and N.Y. State of Mind by Nas and tell me what you think.
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Post by: Portrucci on July 04, 2010, 11:21:47 PM
I'd recommend Madvillain - Madvillainy (2004). It's more on the abstract side.  ;)

(http://basicjuice.blogs.com/basicjuice/images/madvillainy-200.jpg)
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Post by: Sigz on July 04, 2010, 11:42:44 PM
Listen to 4th Chamber by GZA, The Curse by Snowgoons, Dance with the Devil by Immortal Technique, Jazz by A Tribe Called Quest, and N.Y. State of Mind by Nas and tell me what you think.

4th Chamber was good
The Curse was kinda meh
Dance With the Devil was AMAZING
Jazz was decent
NY State of Mind was kinda meh


I'd recommend Madvillain - Madvillainy (2004). It's more on the abstract side.  ;)

I'll check it out :tup
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Post by: Arcaeus on July 04, 2010, 11:51:11 PM
You liked Dance With The Devil? That's the song that first got me into hip hop. Try out some more of Immortal Technique's stuff (say, You Never Know, or most of the stuff off Revolutionary Vol. 2), and then try a few songs from Atmosphere, P.O.S. and CunninLynguists (I'm bad at recommending specific songs, so I'll let someone else handle that :|)
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Post by: In The Wake Of Poseidon on July 05, 2010, 12:12:40 AM
Immortal Technique is the most common artist to get people who normally don't like rap to check out more rap. Get all his albums, im pretty sure you will dig em.

If you liked 4th Chamber, then check out more Wu related stuff, browse a few of their songs, try Triumph, C.R.E.A.M., Liquid Swords, and Criminology for songs.
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Post by: SPNKr on July 05, 2010, 02:46:00 AM
Alright people, recommend me some rap/hip hop or whatever. Right now the only artist I've heard and liked is Dalek, for what that's worth.

Paul's Boutique, not because it's Beastie Boys... But because.... It's Paul's Boutique! My favourite hip hop record.
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Post by: Gadough on July 05, 2010, 02:49:29 AM
I second Paul's Boutique! Great album. It should be made perfectly clear though, that it's not very "serious." It's much more fun and goofy than most of what has been suggested so far.
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Post by: Arcaeus on July 05, 2010, 12:25:06 PM
Here Sigz, your "to listen" list (actually, I think it's a pretty good list for anyone trying to get into the genre):

Immortal Technique - Revolutionary, Vol. 2
Wu-Tang Clan - Enter The Wu-Tang (36 Chambers)
Atmosphere - When Life Gives You Lemons, You Paint That Shit Gold
CunninLynguists - A Piece of Strange
Madvillain - Madvillainy
P.O.S. - Never Better
Beastie Boys - Paul's Botique
A Tribe Called Quest - The Low End Theory (this took awhile to sink in for me, but it's great)

It's a good mix of old and new, I'm sure you'll find something you like on at least one of them.
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Post by: Dimitrius on July 05, 2010, 12:44:55 PM
I always like to recommend The Notorious B.I.G.'s Ready to Die to people, so you should listen to that album as well, Sigz.
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Post by: Ben_Jamin on July 05, 2010, 01:39:19 PM
I love it when you call me big papa
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Post by: Dimitrius on July 05, 2010, 02:51:55 PM
poppa*
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Post by: Dr. SeaWolf on July 05, 2010, 07:39:01 PM
Anyone else into NWA?  I freaking love "Straight Outta Compton".

edit:  I'm also gonna recommend Immortal Technique.  The two Revolutionary albums are epic.  Granted, I'm only starting to get into hip hop myself.
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Post by: Gadough on July 05, 2010, 07:44:46 PM
NWA were basically a one-album wonder, but that doesn't make them any less awesome.
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Post by: In The Wake Of Poseidon on July 06, 2010, 12:04:16 AM
Fuck Da Police, Straight Outta Compton, and Express Yourself are all great songs, but the rest of their material is boring for me. Ice Cube's solo work is much better.
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Post by: In The Wake Of Poseidon on July 14, 2010, 10:42:20 PM
I've been addicted to 6 Feet Deep by Gravediggaz. Some of the songs are just so relaxing and peaceful, despite the grim nature of the lyrics. Mommy, Whats A Gravedigga? is a track I am absolutely in love with, despite it being so short.
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Post by: Starkweather on September 15, 2010, 03:37:25 PM
Has anyone heard of Army of the Pharaohs? They're a supergroup including Vinnie Paz, Celph Titled, Esoteric, Apathy, amongst others. Very good flow, I forget if you can post youtube videos here, suffice it to say that everyone should check out "Battle Cry" from The Torture Papers.
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Post by: Arcaeus on September 15, 2010, 04:35:16 PM
Has anyone heard of Army of the Pharaohs? They're a supergroup including Vinnie Paz, Celph Titled, Esoteric, Apathy, amongst others. Very good flow, I forget if you can post youtube videos here, suffice it to say that everyone should check out "Battle Cry" from The Torture Papers.

I have Ritual of Battle, which I really like. Bloody Tears is a great song. Damn Vinnie Paz, lovable, fatass Muslim Italian metalhead that he is.
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Post by: TheVoxyn on September 15, 2010, 04:44:30 PM
When I'm rapping your shit y'all.
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Post by: Arcaeus on September 15, 2010, 04:45:54 PM
Danny needs to rap more, and yes, I'm being serious.
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Post by: TheVoxyn on September 15, 2010, 04:54:57 PM
Spitfall is one of my least favourite songs on the album, but I guess it's pretty cool.
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Post by: PixelDream on September 15, 2010, 05:23:23 PM
I saw Chali 2na with the New Orleans funk outfit 'Galactic'. Galactic made a record called 'From the corner to the block' with all kinds of hiphop MC's, and the only 'assignment' these guys were given, is that every song has to be about a 'corner'. You can guess about the different interpretations of every MC's lyrics, pretty cool idea. Simple, but cool.

Anyway, I saw Chali 2na mentioned on the first page OTT by Accelerando. Awesome, bad ass voice.
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Post by: sneakyblueberry on September 15, 2010, 06:20:47 PM
I watched a documentary on Big Pun the other night.  Man that dude was huge!  I don't know much about rap but I like his tone.
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Post by: Starkweather on September 20, 2010, 07:08:50 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MBaU9JbFseQ

lol...
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Post by: carl320 on September 20, 2010, 11:29:40 PM
I really haven't listened to rap in a long time, but the one band I really got into was Cypress Hill.  Black Sunday is a pretty good album.

I didn't realize they did a Spanish language version of Insane in the Brain... sounded pretty cool.
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Post by: Dimitrius on December 21, 2010, 11:05:29 PM
Bumping this thread to say that everyone of you should get KiD CuDi's Man on the Moon II!!
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Post by: antigoon on February 22, 2011, 02:22:56 PM
Bumping this thread to say that everyone of you should get KiD CuDi's Man on the Moon II!!

UBER REVIVAL!

I only listened to it a few times, but I like his first record a lot better. Any other Kid Cudi fans here?
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Post by: ClairvoyantCat on February 22, 2011, 02:25:20 PM
Haven't heard the new one yet, but The End of Day is very good so I will check it out soon. 



In other news, P.O.S. is now one of my favorite rappers. 
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Post by: antigoon on February 22, 2011, 02:29:17 PM
I love his Ratatat beats so much <3
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Post by: Dimitrius on February 22, 2011, 02:44:48 PM
I like the musical maturity (incredible to say this about a hip-hop album) that it's display on Man on the Moon II.

So many different types of music used and I also loved that it's so personal lyric-wise.

But you gotta agree with me here, antigoon, Scott Mescudi vs. The World is fucking awesome!
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Post by: antigoon on February 22, 2011, 02:55:18 PM
I'm gonna listen to the record again after I finish my first listen of Eminem's Recovery. On 25 to Life now...I don't care much for his other stuff but this record has been good so far.

Edit: I cannot STAND Rihanna whatsoever. She's my least favorite pop artist by a rather large margin right now, but the hook in Love the Way You Lie...shit's good. Real good.
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Post by: Gadough on February 22, 2011, 09:16:45 PM
I like Rihanna. The hook in that song is golden.
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Post by: Volk9 on February 22, 2011, 09:35:24 PM
Havent really listened to much stuff lately. When I'm in the mood though, I listen to Kanye's new album
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Post by: Fuzzboy on February 22, 2011, 09:38:16 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZXIA-U2mL3U

That link above is the most ghetto thing on the planet.

And Plies' verse, like everything he does, is ridiculously ghetto.
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Post by: pain of occupation on February 23, 2011, 12:22:37 PM
the only hood you see is the one in your car
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Post by: Volk9 on April 08, 2011, 03:59:45 PM
If you guys are into instrumentals, try out my new album:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U2Ixbwq7Ho8
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Post by: Dimitrius on April 08, 2011, 04:39:05 PM
If you guys are into instrumentals, try out my new album:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U2Ixbwq7Ho8
Need moar!
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Post by: Volk9 on April 09, 2011, 05:55:52 PM
If you guys are into instrumentals, try out my new album:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U2Ixbwq7Ho8
Need moar!

Glad you like it :tup NAO GO DOWNLOAD THE ALBUM!
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Post by: contest_sanity on April 11, 2011, 05:09:09 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZXIA-U2mL3U

That link above is the most ghetto thing on the planet.

And Plies' verse, like everything he does, is ridiculously ghetto.

I have become addicted to this song now:

WOOP WOOP... THAT'S THE SOUND OF THA POLICE!!!
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Post by: SPNKr on August 23, 2011, 12:27:21 AM
bump because http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b-yyaNjkRTI was pretty good. my teacher showed my class because i think he's the manager of the artist or something. well anyway, this is what some australian aboriginal hip hop sounds like, peoples
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Post by: PuffyPat on October 04, 2011, 11:56:49 PM
Absolutely addicted to Kid Cudi right now. Man on the Moon II finally clicked for me, and I've just been listening to all of his stuff. People talk about how his new shit sucks, but it doesn't; it's just different.
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Post by: ThroughHerEyesDude6 on October 05, 2011, 04:29:44 AM
Just by reading this thread I want to get into Kid Cudi.
Man on the Moon II, you say?...ok


Also, any fans of Styles of Beyond?
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Post by: Dimitrius on October 05, 2011, 11:24:17 AM
Absolutely addicted to Kid Cudi right now. Man on the Moon II finally clicked for me, and I've just been listening to all of his stuff. People talk about how his new shit sucks, but it doesn't; it's just different.
I love Man on the Moon II. I think it's much better than MotM I
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Post by: TioJorge on October 05, 2011, 11:33:31 AM
I fucking love MF Doom.
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Post by: PuffyPat on October 05, 2011, 02:19:44 PM
Just by reading this thread I want to get into Kid Cudi.
Man on the Moon II, you say?...ok


Also, any fans of Styles of Beyond?

If you don't like it, don't give up on Cudi. Check out his first mixtape, as well as his first LP.

Absolutely addicted to Kid Cudi right now. Man on the Moon II finally clicked for me, and I've just been listening to all of his stuff. People talk about how his new shit sucks, but it doesn't; it's just different.
I love Man on the Moon II. I think it's much better than MotM I

I don't think it's better, but it's definitely just as good, but for different reasons.

Also, Lupe Fiasco, pre-Lasers is some of the best stuff that has come out in the past decade. His flow is just so good.
Title: Re: DTF Rap/Hip Hop thread
Post by: contest_sanity on October 05, 2011, 08:44:11 PM
Can't believe I never posted my rap video in the rap/hip hop thread!  Here ya go:

Gone With The Wind (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yX3yfxsKsfY)
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Post by: Phoenix87x on December 16, 2011, 05:16:39 PM
Just picked up N.W.A 's Strait outta Compton and it is fantastic.

Its heavy hitting and everyone on the album is very passionate in their performance, and this really makes for an excellent album.

I can't believe I never knew about this album.
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Post by: PuffyPat on December 16, 2011, 05:25:38 PM
What a great album. How did you not know about it?
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Post by: Phoenix87x on December 16, 2011, 05:50:35 PM
What a great album. How did you not know about it?

I was born the year it came out, so by the time I really started listening to music, which was around 99, N.W.A had long since disbanded and I guess it just slipped through the cracks of time.

 All these years, sadly I never even knew about it, until A friend of mine recommended it when we were talking about music the other day. And I am glad he did.

Its pretty much exactly what I was looking for. :tup
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Post by: Gadough on December 17, 2011, 02:42:25 PM
Has anyone here seen the music video for Tyler the Creator - Goblin?
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Post by: PuffyPat on December 19, 2011, 12:07:17 AM
What a great album. How did you not know about it?

I was born the year it came out, so by the time I really started listening to music, which was around 99, N.W.A had long since disbanded and I guess it just slipped through the cracks of time.

 All these years, sadly I never even knew about it, until A friend of mine recommended it when we were talking about music the other day. And I am glad he did.

Its pretty much exactly what I was looking for. :tup

Well, I'm glad that you found it and you like it.
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Post by: Gadough on December 19, 2011, 12:18:00 AM
Has anyone here seen the music video for Tyler the Creator - Goblin?

lol, I meant Yonkers.

It's a very trippy but interesting video. Weird lyrics and a weird flow, but it's cool.
Title: Re: DTF Rap/Hip Hop thread
Post by: PuffyPat on December 19, 2011, 12:19:02 AM
Tyler the Creator is fucking crazy, and that video shows it.
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Post by: Gadough on December 19, 2011, 12:27:01 AM
That's why I like him. The guy's insane. I love rappers that push the envelope a bit too far.

Prime example:

"What you think of Hayley Williams?/Fuck her, Wolf Haley robbing them/I'll crash the fucking airplane that faggot nigga BoB is in/and stab Bruno Mars in his goddamn esophagus/And won't stop until the cops come in"

I honestly can't believe he hasn't gotten in trouble for that line. Even though it's obviously not serious, wouldn't that be legally considered a threat?
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Post by: PuffyPat on December 19, 2011, 12:33:04 AM
I still don't know if I like him or not. I get the appeal, but I think it's just a little too much for me.
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Post by: theliloutkast on January 10, 2012, 05:26:16 PM
That's why I like him. The guy's insane. I love rappers that push the envelope a bit too far.

Prime example:

"What you think of Hayley Williams?/Fuck her, Wolf Haley robbing them/I'll crash the fucking airplane that faggot nigga BoB is in/and stab Bruno Mars in his goddamn esophagus/And won't stop until the cops come in"

I honestly can't believe he hasn't gotten in trouble for that line. Even though it's obviously not serious, wouldn't that be legally considered a threat?
My favorite line of his is still "rape a pregnant bitch and tell my friends I had a threesome/if you have a death wish I'm a genie it'll get done" from Tron Cat.


On a side note, anyone else really digging Yelawolf?
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Post by: Gadough on January 31, 2012, 12:27:11 AM
(http://puu.sh/fcCs)
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Post by: contest_sanity on January 31, 2012, 08:11:32 AM
(http://puu.sh/fcCs)
THIS EXPLAINS EVERYTHING
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Post by: Gadough on January 31, 2012, 01:53:13 PM
i kno rite
Title: Re: DTF Rap/Hip Hop thread
Post by: Ben_Jamin on February 09, 2012, 06:59:01 PM
I want you guys to check out Hacktavist. It's stuff I've been thinking about blending and well these guys did it.
Title: Re: DTF Rap/Hip Hop thread
Post by: Accelerando on February 16, 2012, 09:57:22 PM
I just discovered B.O.B. Dude has some serious flow!

I want you guys to check out Hacktavist. It's stuff I've been thinking about blending and well these guys did it.

Reminds me of early P.O.D stuff. I like it!
Title: Re: DTF Rap/Hip Hop thread
Post by: Ben_Jamin on February 17, 2012, 02:31:35 AM
I just discovered B.O.B. Dude has some serious flow!

I want you guys to check out Hacktavist. It's stuff I've been thinking about blending and well these guys did it.

Reminds me of early P.O.D stuff. I like it!

Same, it just sounds well thought of. these guys have potential, plus they blend the singing and rap well.
Title: Re: DTF Rap/Hip Hop thread
Post by: theliloutkast on February 17, 2012, 03:51:38 PM
I've really taken to Yelawolf, he's easily my new favorite rapper. Here are some of his songs:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UWt1y8tSXHE this one is just featuring him, but still.

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

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y0rVRtXsiEo&ob=av2e

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=np3pU-dLok4

Yes, he is signed to Shady records lol

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

Title: Re: DTF Rap/Hip Hop thread
Post by: contest_sanity on February 17, 2012, 11:36:48 PM
Can't believe I never posted my rap video in the rap/hip hop thread!  Here ya go:

Gone With The Wind (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yX3yfxsKsfY)

Couldn't remember if I had posted that in here or not, probably because no one commented on it.  Oh well, I'm probably being too much of a self-promoter, but it would be cool to hear some opinions from newer people in the thread.  I have another song about half-way written based on T.S. Eliot's The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock; thinking of calling it The Thug Song of J. Alfred Prufrock.  Shame that now with a 3 year old and a newborn I don't have much time for stuff like that.

On other matters, based on the samples I checked out after some of the previous few posts, I think I prefer B.o.B. over Yelawolf.  Really like B.o.B's newest single: Strange Clouds ft. Lil Wayne (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9g1CgvXhCo4)

Also, I haven't read through the older pages of this thread to check, but anybody else like Tech N9ne?  I thought his verse on Tha Carter IV was the best verse on the album: Interlude (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dfqFWBIwktQ) (his is the 1st verse).  Still trying to get a feel for his solo stuff; it's a bit "strange."  But he's definitely got sick talent.
Title: Re: DTF Rap/Hip Hop thread
Post by: LieLowTheWantedMan on March 19, 2012, 02:42:07 PM
So Yonkers is the first ever rap song I've liked. Ha.
Title: Re: DTF Rap/Hip Hop thread
Post by: ThroughHerEyesDude6 on April 16, 2012, 05:48:01 AM
After seeing Yonkers, I have a much bigger appreciation for Tyler the Creator. We need more dramatic rappers like this.
In the meantime, I've been spinning Fort Minor. The Rising Tied is a really good album.
Title: Re: DTF Rap/Hip Hop thread
Post by: Ben_Jamin on April 16, 2012, 08:22:31 AM
After seeing Yonkers, I have a much bigger appreciation for Tyler the Creator. We need more dramatic rappers like this.
In the meantime, I've been spinning Fort Minor. The Rising Tied is a really good album.

It really is, Where'd you go, Kenji, and Slip Out The Back are my faves.,doesn't mean the rest are bad, I like them all equally.
Title: Re: DTF Rap/Hip Hop thread
Post by: TioJorge on April 16, 2012, 08:44:29 AM
I stumbled upon a new (to me) artist, I'm assuming he's pretty underground still but he's called Sage Francis and I really like his work. He's old school in that he's not always rapping about big-titty bitches and smoking dat hydro (but there's still some of that of course). Very laid back flowing accompanied by some really trippy beats. I've only heard one of his albums but so far the song Broken Wings has been mesmerized; rapping about something real and still being able to really groove with the music is a big plus.

Also, MF Doom is still the phatest shit around in my book for realzies.
Title: Re: DTF Rap/Hip Hop thread
Post by: Ben_Jamin on April 16, 2012, 10:39:16 AM
I stumbled upon a new (to me) artist, I'm assuming he's pretty underground still but he's called Sage Francis and I really like his work. He's old school in that he's not always rapping about big-titty bitches and smoking dat hydro (but there's still some of that of course). Very laid back flowing accompanied by some really trippy beats. I've only heard one of his albums but so far the song Broken Wings has been mesmerized; rapping about something real and still being able to really groove with the music is a big plus.

Also, MF Doom is still the phatest shit around in my book for realzies.

Have you heard Jedi Mind Tricks. They talk about lots of spiritual things and more.
Title: Re: DTF Rap/Hip Hop thread
Post by: PuffyPat on April 16, 2012, 01:41:25 PM
Sage Francis is awesome. I actually discovered him because he has a part in a Bad Religion song (Let Them Eat War) and he was really awesome on it and I checked him out. Really glad that I did.
Title: Re: DTF Rap/Hip Hop thread
Post by: Accelerando on April 16, 2012, 05:20:30 PM
Sage Francis is one of the best hip/hop lyricists i ever heard. Human The Death Dance is such a fantastic album.
Title: Re: DTF Rap/Hip Hop thread
Post by: contest_sanity on April 18, 2012, 01:01:57 AM
Thanks for the Sage Francis rec, peeps.  Good stuff.
Title: Re: DTF Rap/Hip Hop thread
Post by: PuffyPat on April 19, 2012, 01:12:18 PM
This is why white people were afraid of Gangsta Rap in the nineties. (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GFvYIIa9pIw)
Title: Re: DTF Rap/Hip Hop thread
Post by: contest_sanity on April 23, 2012, 01:08:40 PM
Checking out a lot of rap on Spotify.  Here's my current playlist: "Yo Spotify Raps"

(http://puu.sh/r7hX)

cool story bro
Title: Re: DTF Rap/Hip Hop thread
Post by: Gadough on April 23, 2012, 09:30:13 PM
Fucking Death Grips, son

Gritty, raw, unpolished, disturbing alternative experimental hip hop

Check it out

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SW9H1b7zXUY
Title: Re: DTF Rap/Hip Hop thread
Post by: MasterShakezula on April 28, 2012, 08:02:18 PM
I'm not a hip-hop person, but I came upon this shit (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SW9H1b7zXUY) today and found myself very intrigued.  I will have to keep up with these guys. 
Title: Re: DTF Rap/Hip Hop thread
Post by: Sigz on April 28, 2012, 08:08:18 PM
I listened to a little Death Grips, couldn't really get into it.

I've been digging Immortal Technique, Arts the Beatdoctor, and Childish Gambino lately.

Especially Arts the Beatdoctor, Transitions is a fucking brilliant album.
Title: Re: DTF Rap/Hip Hop thread
Post by: PuffyPat on April 29, 2012, 03:39:49 PM
Gambino goes fucking hard.
Title: Re: DTF Rap/Hip Hop thread
Post by: Sigz on April 29, 2012, 05:11:12 PM
Listening to Cancer 4 Cure by El-P. It's fucking AWESOME
Title: Re: DTF Rap/Hip Hop thread
Post by: wolfandwolfandwolf on April 29, 2012, 05:13:01 PM
Blue Scholars anyone?
Title: Re: DTF Rap/Hip Hop thread
Post by: YtseCullen on May 06, 2012, 02:28:34 AM
Anybody listen to Hoodie Allen? He's actually pretty good! Kinda like a youtube rap sensation

Here his is youtube channel, you can download all 3 of his albums off of there, but his latest album "All American" is available for download on iTunes

http://www.youtube.com/user/wearehoodie?feature=watch
Title: Re: DTF Rap/Hip Hop thread
Post by: Accelerando on May 22, 2012, 10:59:12 PM
Just got into Childish Gambino. Great stuff.
Title: Re: DTF Rap/Hip Hop thread
Post by: contest_sanity on May 22, 2012, 11:02:16 PM
Gambino has a new song out, too:

http://www.iamdonald.com (http://www.iamdonald.com)
Title: Re: DTF Rap/Hip Hop thread
Post by: Ben_Jamin on June 09, 2012, 12:32:56 PM
I highly recommend reading It's Bigger Than Hip-Hop by M.K. Asante, it uses Hip-Hop culture as a vehicle to explore important social and political issues facing the Hip-Hop and Post-Hip-Hop generations.

It's a really great read about how mainstream rap isn't true hip-hop, and it's effects on communities.
Title: Re: DTF Rap/Hip Hop thread
Post by: Super Dude on June 10, 2012, 06:13:25 AM
So in a nutshell, what effect do Top 40s have?
Title: Re: DTF Rap/Hip Hop thread
Post by: contest_sanity on June 15, 2012, 11:09:46 PM
Listening to Cancer 4 Cure by El-P. It's fucking AWESOME

The new Killer Mike album has all the beats done by El-P.  It's a fantastic collaboration.  Mike is literate, political, southern, and HARD -- a really interesting combination.  Check out a few tracks:

Big Beast (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7m72ZPUyeTo&feature=related) (single)

Go! (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c9ASxmiBTzM&feature=related)

Reagan (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xxf2kvyZFxY&feature=related)
Title: Re: DTF Rap/Hip Hop thread
Post by: snapple on June 29, 2012, 06:53:48 AM
Holy fuck I love Blackstar

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Rx5aVI2zsFE
Title: Re: DTF Rap/Hip Hop thread
Post by: snapple on July 16, 2012, 08:45:01 AM
looking for some more hip hop like Mos Def and what not...any ideas?
Title: Re: DTF Rap/Hip Hop thread
Post by: Ben_Jamin on August 06, 2012, 05:25:27 PM
looking for some more hip hop like Mos Def and what not...any ideas?

Talib Kweli, thats all I got.


I came here to post this awesome song
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=679ykHBa4P8&feature=plcp
Title: Re: DTF Rap/Hip Hop thread
Post by: LieLowTheWantedMan on August 17, 2012, 06:04:14 PM
Not a fan of rap, and I don't like any hip hop other than DJ Shadow, but man am I addicted to Dalek at the moment. Very interesting music with amazing lyrics.
Title: Re: DTF Rap/Hip Hop thread
Post by: Ben_Jamin on August 17, 2012, 06:05:53 PM
Not a fan of rap, and I don't like any hip hop other than DJ Shadow, but man am I addicted to Dalek at the moment. Very interesting music with amazing lyrics.

Theirs good stuff out there.
Title: Re: DTF Rap/Hip Hop thread
Post by: Accelerando on September 19, 2012, 09:14:03 PM
Has anyone listened to Kanye West Presents Good Music - Cruel Summer? Thoughts?
Title: Re: DTF Rap/Hip Hop thread
Post by: contest_sanity on September 19, 2012, 09:33:46 PM
Has anyone listened to Kanye West Presents Good Music - Cruel Summer? Thoughts?
Heard a few of the singles, but no, haven't listened to it as an album.  Guess I should, though.
Title: Re: DTF Rap/Hip Hop thread
Post by: contest_sanity on September 19, 2012, 09:41:52 PM
Oh yeah, while I'm in this thread, here's Big Teach's latest educational rhyme:

ELA (BMF Remix) (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p5utf4_wkOo&feature=plcp)
Title: Re: DTF Rap/Hip Hop thread
Post by: chrisbDTM on September 19, 2012, 10:22:43 PM
yupppp: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pMfjONTyurI
Title: Re: DTF Rap/Hip Hop thread
Post by: PuffyPat on September 20, 2012, 10:35:54 AM
Has anyone listened to Kanye West Presents Good Music - Cruel Summer? Thoughts?

I've listened to a few songs from it. So far Clique is the best track that I've heard.
Title: Re: DTF Rap/Hip Hop thread
Post by: Octavaripolis on October 13, 2012, 09:06:55 AM
I LOVE Ice Cube. If you haven't listened to him, go check out "Why We Thugs", "Check yo self", "It was a good day"
Title: Re: DTF Rap/Hip Hop thread
Post by: Ben_Jamin on October 16, 2012, 02:47:34 PM
We're not against Rap, We're not against Rappers, but we are against those Thugs...thugs...
Title: Re: DTF Rap/Hip Hop thread
Post by: theliloutkast on November 20, 2012, 12:50:17 PM
If you haven't heard of Hopsin listen to him right now.


His best song (in my opinion):

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hRVOOwFNp5U

Two more:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bULBnef6w6k

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gtfd69DfOak
Title: Re: DTF Rap/Hip Hop thread
Post by: TioJorge on November 20, 2012, 01:02:50 PM
That was fucking awesome, thanks for that. I just listened to the first song but I'm definitely going to check out the rest of his stuff. Quality rapping there.

I've been enjoying a lot of Danger Mouse recently, and some Geto Boys. Haven't really gotten into anyone new lately; still listening to MF Doom a lot. I'm afraid I can't get into much newer rap music, although (and I'm not sure how new or old this is) I enjoyed Drake's 'Successful'. I heard a newer rendition on the radio with Lil Wayne and I don't like it nearly as much as the original with just Drake and the slimmed down lyrics (they added..."hoes")... Either way, good stuff LilOutkast.
Title: Re: DTF Rap/Hip Hop thread
Post by: contest_sanity on November 21, 2012, 07:50:51 AM
All you thugs better not be sleeping on Kendrick Lamar's: good kid, m.A.A.d. city.  Conscious concept rap album that covers all kinds of territory.  Lyrics are great and Kendrick is technically amazing as well.  I am actually teaching the album now in my 12th grade Language Arts classes, and my kids are loving it!

m.A.A.d. city (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P4KgdepFHX4)

Money Trees (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NtxmnBQmfZs)

Swimming Pools (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8-ejyHzz3XE) (Video Single)
Title: Re: DTF Rap/Hip Hop thread
Post by: LieLowTheWantedMan on January 11, 2013, 03:57:15 PM
The Gates by CunninLynguists might be my favourite hip hop song of all time. :hefdaddy
Title: Re: DTF Rap/Hip Hop thread
Post by: Beautiful Agony on January 11, 2013, 06:40:54 PM
All you thugs better not be sleeping on Kendrick Lamar's: good kid, m.A.A.d. city.  Conscious concept rap album that covers all kinds of territory.  Lyrics are great and Kendrick is technically amazing as well.  I am actually teaching the album now in my 12th grade Language Arts classes, and my kids are loving it!

m.A.A.d. city (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P4KgdepFHX4)

Money Trees (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NtxmnBQmfZs)

Swimming Pools (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8-ejyHzz3XE) (Video Single)
Love Kendrick!
Title: Re: DTF Rap/Hip Hop thread
Post by: ThroughHerEyesDude6 on January 12, 2013, 06:33:00 AM
I know there's some Lupe fans in here. If you've heard it, what do you guys think of Food & Liquor Pt. II: TGARA Pt. 1?
Title: Re: DTF Rap/Hip Hop thread
Post by: contest_sanity on January 31, 2013, 04:26:06 PM
Here's my latest rap song (if you wanna peep it):

Big Teach: 1 Train Remix (http://youtu.be/ZsjBDGzXN6I)
Title: Re: DTF Rap/Hip Hop thread
Post by: theliloutkast on January 31, 2013, 04:34:17 PM
Teachers like you are the exact reason I'm an Education Major.
Title: Re: DTF Rap/Hip Hop thread
Post by: contest_sanity on January 31, 2013, 04:52:12 PM
Cool, it is fun to break out of the old dead white guy syndrome and expand the canon of what we consider literature.  I can't imagine not doing it now.
Title: Re: DTF Rap/Hip Hop thread
Post by: SoundscapeMN on January 31, 2013, 05:30:40 PM
Guante & Big Cats - You Better Weaponize

http://guanteandbigcats.bandcamp.com/album/you-better-weaponize

best Hip-Hop record I've heard in the last 5 years.
Title: Re: DTF Rap/Hip Hop thread
Post by: PuffyPat on February 07, 2013, 08:20:52 PM
I'm finally listening to channel ORANGE. My word is this a good record. I hope Frank Ocean wins album of the year because he truly deserves it.
Title: Re: DTF Rap/Hip Hop thread
Post by: theliloutkast on February 07, 2013, 09:23:55 PM
All you thugs better not be sleeping on Kendrick Lamar's: good kid, m.A.A.d. city.  Conscious concept rap album that covers all kinds of territory.  Lyrics are great and Kendrick is technically amazing as well.  I am actually teaching the album now in my 12th grade Language Arts classes, and my kids are loving it!

m.A.A.d. city (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P4KgdepFHX4)

Money Trees (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NtxmnBQmfZs)

Swimming Pools (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8-ejyHzz3XE) (Video Single)

I've been meaning to thank you for showing me this album for a while. It's been one of my favorite things to listen to over the last couple of months.
Title: Re: DTF Rap/Hip Hop thread
Post by: Nel on February 07, 2013, 09:26:43 PM
I know there's some Lupe fans in here. If you've heard it, what do you guys think of Food & Liquor Pt. II: TGARA Pt. 1?

What I've heard... I haven't really liked as much as the first two albums. And I can't quite put my finger on why. Still need more listens though.
Title: Re: DTF Rap/Hip Hop thread
Post by: TioJorge on February 07, 2013, 09:57:25 PM
It's fucked up when your minds playin' tricks on ya'...
Title: Re: DTF Rap/Hip Hop thread
Post by: contest_sanity on February 11, 2013, 11:06:31 AM
All you thugs better not be sleeping on Kendrick Lamar's: good kid, m.A.A.d. city.  Conscious concept rap album that covers all kinds of territory.  Lyrics are great and Kendrick is technically amazing as well.  I am actually teaching the album now in my 12th grade Language Arts classes, and my kids are loving it!
m.A.A.d. city (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P4KgdepFHX4)
Money Trees (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NtxmnBQmfZs)
Swimming Pools (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8-ejyHzz3XE) (Video Single)
I've been meaning to thank you for showing me this album for a while. It's been one of my favorite things to listen to over the last couple of months.

DOPE!  Yeah, Kendrick is pretty friggin' awesome.  That album is already one of my fave concept albums of all time.  OF ALL TIME.  So many layers of meaning and complexity.  Just a real work of art.  We could have spent 2 months on it, honestly.  I'm glad you checked it out and liked it.

Latest recs:

Best Posse Cut Ever: 1Train (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jEX4o-Ww888)

Hood Rapper Spits Rawest Freestyle Ever (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4n5msa6joNw)
Title: Re: DTF Rap/Hip Hop thread
Post by: SoundscapeMN on February 12, 2013, 10:55:38 AM
anyone seen this?

Something From Nothing: The Art of Rap
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AhwBUydknWI

I finally did last weekend and it's well worth checking out. Immortal Technique is even included and he busts out a few rhymes.
Title: Re: DTF Rap/Hip Hop thread
Post by: PuffyPat on February 12, 2013, 12:29:23 PM
anyone seen this?

Something From Nothing: The Art of Rap
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AhwBUydknWI

I finally did last weekend and it's well worth checking out. Immortal Technique is even included and he busts out a few rhymes.

They have it in my schools library, but I can't find it. I went through ever S (and A) DVD, and it just wasn't there. I'm pretty pissed. Can't wait to check it out, though.
Title: Re: DTF Rap/Hip Hop thread
Post by: PuffyPat on February 23, 2013, 11:28:56 AM
All you thugs better not be sleeping on Kendrick Lamar's: good kid, m.A.A.d. city.  Conscious concept rap album that covers all kinds of territory.  Lyrics are great and Kendrick is technically amazing as well.  I am actually teaching the album now in my 12th grade Language Arts classes, and my kids are loving it!

m.A.A.d. city (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P4KgdepFHX4)

Money Trees (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NtxmnBQmfZs)

Swimming Pools (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8-ejyHzz3XE) (Video Single)

FINALLY checked out this record. SO DOPE. This dude is the future of hip-hop.
Title: Re: DTF Rap/Hip Hop thread
Post by: TioJorge on February 23, 2013, 12:00:27 PM
Yeah I'm loving those. Dope skill.
Title: Re: DTF Rap/Hip Hop thread
Post by: Ben_Jamin on February 23, 2013, 01:26:08 PM
anyone seen this?

Something From Nothing: The Art of Rap
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AhwBUydknWI

I finally did last weekend and it's well worth checking out. Immortal Technique is even included and he busts out a few rhymes.

I've never heard of it. Looks pretty good, i must hunt it down and get it.
Title: Re: DTF Rap/Hip Hop thread
Post by: contest_sanity on February 24, 2013, 01:32:32 PM
All you thugs better not be sleeping on Kendrick Lamar's: good kid, m.A.A.d. city.  Conscious concept rap album that covers all kinds of territory.  Lyrics are great and Kendrick is technically amazing as well.  I am actually teaching the album now in my 12th grade Language Arts classes, and my kids are loving it!

m.A.A.d. city (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P4KgdepFHX4)

Money Trees (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NtxmnBQmfZs)

Swimming Pools (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8-ejyHzz3XE) (Video Single)

FINALLY checked out this record. SO DOPE. This dude is the future of hip-hop.

It really is jaw-dropping, when you take a step back and look at GKMC in its entirety, just what a complex piece of art it is.  He's also put out 2 new videos for a couple of the tracks and says he may put out videos for all the tracks.  After all, he did add "a short film by Kendrick Lamar" to the album title on the side of the cd.

Backseat Freestyle (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EZW7et3tPuQ) (NSFW)

Poetic Justice (http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=endscreen&v=yyr2gEouEMM&NR=1)
Title: Re: DTF Rap/Hip Hop thread
Post by: PuffyPat on February 24, 2013, 03:26:55 PM
Those are really great. Kendrick looks a little awkward in those, but that really doesn't matter cause how awesome the songs themselves are.
Title: Re: DTF Rap/Hip Hop thread
Post by: contest_sanity on February 24, 2013, 09:44:06 PM
Those are really great. Kendrick looks a little awkward in those, but that really doesn't matter cause how awesome the songs themselves are.

Yeah, sometimes he comes across as awkward.  Maybe not sure what to do with all the fame.  I love how he just stands there while Sherane is twerking for a full minute.  I see all the comments like "why's he just standing there?"  I took it to mean that even in his grandiose boasting,  he knows there's more to life than a hot piece of ass.  But who knows?
Title: Re: DTF Rap/Hip Hop thread
Post by: PuffyPat on February 24, 2013, 11:43:51 PM
Those are really great. Kendrick looks a little awkward in those, but that really doesn't matter cause how awesome the songs themselves are.

Yeah, sometimes he comes across as awkward.  Maybe not sure what to do with all the fame.  I love how he just stands there while Sherane is twerking for a full minute.  I see all the comments like "why's he just standing there?"  I took it to mean that even in his grandiose boasting,  he knows there's more to life than a hot piece of ass.  But who knows?

I was thinking the same thing.  He seems like a guy who wasn't expecting to be famous.

On a side note, I now know what twerking is. Thank you for that.
Title: Re: DTF Rap/Hip Hop thread
Post by: contest_sanity on March 02, 2013, 11:11:31 AM
A'ight, got some new recs.

I been bumping some Capital STEEZ:

Free The Robots (http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=XcmR8DxuHBA)

2nd verse on Joey Bada$$' Survival Tactics (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h7iLMnXG4Vk)

Both STEEZ and Joey have free mixtapes you can download on datpiff, too.  BTW - Joey will prolly blow up big; STEEZ, on the other hand, committed suicide last year.

RIP STEEZ
Title: Re: DTF Rap/Hip Hop thread
Post by: contest_sanity on April 09, 2013, 03:08:55 PM
Ok you cunning linguists out there.  I for real just recorded my latest single, so please peep it and gimme some holla back:

YAWP (https://soundcloud.com/big-teach/yawp)

if you are interested in lyrics: http://rapgenius.com/Big-teach-yawp-lyrics
Title: Re: DTF Rap/Hip Hop thread
Post by: PuffyPat on April 16, 2013, 11:46:52 AM
New Cudi record out today. I think it's pretty dope. I need to listen to it a few more times before I can really have a good idea about it, but I'm a fan so far.
Title: Re: DTF Rap/Hip Hop thread
Post by: PuffyPat on June 22, 2013, 01:25:47 AM
So Yeezus is pretty awesome...
Title: Re: DTF Rap/Hip Hop thread
Post by: Perpetual Change on June 24, 2013, 03:13:31 PM
I thought Yeezus was pretty awful.

The beats are OK, production a bit lazier than what Kanye usually puts out. But lyrically I just can't follow Kanye at all anymore. He's been sliding gradually since the beginning (probably because other people were writing his best stuff on his first two records), but now he's just reached a point of misogony, chauvinism, and arrogance that I just do not feel comfortable listening anymore.
Title: Re: DTF Rap/Hip Hop thread
Post by: Zantera on June 24, 2013, 03:43:27 PM
I thought Yeezus was pretty mediocre/bad.
Title: Re: DTF Rap/Hip Hop thread
Post by: Nel on June 24, 2013, 07:10:39 PM
Oh thank god I'm not alone. I don't know what the fuck's up with Yeezus, but I hate it. Everyone's comparing it to MBDTF, and that's one of my favorite albums of all time, but I really don't see the comparison.

I need to give the album another spin or two, but that first one was an absolute nightmare to sit through.
Title: Re: DTF Rap/Hip Hop thread
Post by: PuffyPat on June 24, 2013, 07:47:59 PM
I loved it from the get go. It's definitely not as good as MBDTF, but I'm a fan regardless. I can definitely see why people don't like it, though. The lyrics are extremely self-centered and misogynous, but it is a rap album called "Yeezus," so what would you expect? A prance through a meadow? Justin Vernon definitely saves a track or two (definitely I'm in It (DAT HOOK)), and the sample in Blood on the Leaves is pretty offensive, but it's exactly what he was going for. And for the production, he recorded it in his living room in Paris, and admitted it has some of the worst acoustics he's ever had to deal with, so there's only so much that can be done.
Title: Re: DTF Rap/Hip Hop thread
Post by: Perpetual Change on June 24, 2013, 07:50:22 PM
Oh thank god I'm not alone. I don't know what the fuck's up with Yeezus, but I hate it. Everyone's comparing it to MBDTF, and that's one of my favorite albums of all time, but I really don't see the comparison.

I need to give the album another spin or two, but that first one was an absolute nightmare to sit through.
from a beat standpoint I think MBDTF was great but lyrically it was definitely another notch down.
Title: Re: DTF Rap/Hip Hop thread
Post by: Zantera on June 25, 2013, 08:37:29 AM
Started checking out Kendrick Lamar since I'm seeing him at a festival in August. Some really nice stuff, though I need to get more familiar with his two albums.
Title: Re: DTF Rap/Hip Hop thread
Post by: In The Wake Of Poseidon on July 02, 2013, 11:05:31 PM
The only good thing about Yeezus was Bound 2, which is an incredible track, only because it is reminiscent of what Kanye once was. Yeezus is basically Cruel Summer pt. 2. It just makes me think what could have been if Kanye had decided to go the more conscious hip hop route instead of this thuggish farce he has put on.
Title: Re: DTF Rap/Hip Hop thread
Post by: contest_sanity on July 03, 2013, 12:27:04 AM
Peep my newest track you thugs!

RG (Rap Genius) (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R1usEA336YI)

Lyrics if anyone cares:

One day the Lord said unto me:
ďClimb this mountain and you know you will see
Lots of Moses' flows as Laws they should heed.
You can take one and become an RG.Ē

Welcome to the flow-zone, all up in the ozone;
Looking down on clowns: bozo zones, man,
My shine done shown.
Iím always on my game of thrones.
I move in silence like Gs in Gnomes;
My Genome tight, go head and make my clone.
4 times the G like a Galaxy phone;
Dirking on a Kobe, black mamba moans.
I crack every case, you can call me Bones,
And though I whip pastry, itís more like scones.
Capital hunter, I go at the domes;
I fire at foxes but Iím running on chrome.
My verses be sly, my family stone;
I Ainít no Beach, though, thatís cologne.
Not to turn you off, but what turns you on?
They all about molly; I be on that polly
Want a cracker, then he had to smack her,
And Kurt Cobain was his own attacker:
Such a frikkin' slacker,
Ethan couldnít mack her.
Just like you, your raps is wacker, WACKER!!!

One day the Lord said unto me:
ďClimb this mountain and you know you will see
Lots of Moses' flows as Laws they should heed.
You can Take one and become an RG.Ē

Bees on the cage, beez in the trap;
Looking at Yeezus to get my dap.
Sleep on BT, itís a permanent nap;
Backspacez on keys when they hear my tracks.
Iím running this game like water on tap.
Call me pita cause Iím on the rap;
Better call PETA cause Iím killing these cats,
Or maybe itís just Iím a Pain In The Apps:
Thereís Angry Birds or friends with words.
War ainít civil, just ask the Kurds.
Wanna know why, go ask the Turks
Why Hannah Montana done got the twerks?
Whatís it all worth when we blowing up the earth?
The whole world spun when my momma gave birth.
Call me white thought cause my brain, it hurts
Any other MC trying to dream a verse.
Stop playin' son, ya better call a hearse;
Iím Sling Blade with the pen, and I swang on Ďem first.

Chorus
Title: Re: DTF Rap/Hip Hop thread
Post by: LieLowTheWantedMan on July 03, 2013, 01:07:43 AM
I've heard some people say Yeezus sounds similar to Death Grips in places. That might make me listen to my first Kanye album. :P
Title: Re: DTF Rap/Hip Hop thread
Post by: LieLowTheWantedMan on July 19, 2013, 04:25:53 PM
So what do you guys think of Run the Jewels?
Title: Re: DTF Rap/Hip Hop thread
Post by: Nel on July 19, 2013, 05:03:11 PM
I've heard some people say Yeezus sounds similar to Death Grips in places. That might make me listen to my first Kanye album. :P

Dear lord, man. Don't put yourself through that.  :lol
Title: Re: DTF Rap/Hip Hop thread
Post by: PuffyPat on July 19, 2013, 05:06:29 PM
Don't listen to the haters. Yeezus is awesome.
Title: Re: DTF Rap/Hip Hop thread
Post by: LieLowTheWantedMan on July 19, 2013, 05:15:10 PM
Don't listen to the haters. Yeezus is awesome.
All I've heard so far is New Slaves on SNL, and I thought it was really cool! I still haven't gotten around to the whole thing, but I will soon.
Title: Re: DTF Rap/Hip Hop thread
Post by: Nel on July 19, 2013, 05:45:06 PM
We're just going to have to agree to disagree, Pat.  :lol
Title: Re: DTF Rap/Hip Hop thread
Post by: PuffyPat on July 19, 2013, 06:07:26 PM
We're just going to have to agree to disagree, Pat.  :lol

I guess so. I can totally see why someone wouldn't like it, and I'm not surprised that so many people either love it or hate it. It's definitely not for everyone.
Title: Re: DTF Rap/Hip Hop thread
Post by: contest_sanity on July 20, 2013, 09:28:56 PM
So what do you guys think of Run the Jewels?

Have not heard all of it yet, but what I have heard I loved.  No surprise since their 2012 collab that was Killer Mike's R.A.P. Music was basically my AOTY.

If anybody is interested in the concept of a weirdo white MC who is also a top-shelf producer working alongside the most thoughtfully brutal Southern rapper of recent times, check out Run The Jewels, no doubt.

EDIT:

Lead Single: Get It (https://soundcloud.com/foolsgoldrecs/run-the-jewels-get-it-1)
Title: Re: DTF Rap/Hip Hop thread
Post by: LieLowTheWantedMan on July 20, 2013, 09:40:36 PM
So what do you guys think of Run the Jewels?

Have not heard all of it yet, but what I have heard I loved.  No surprise since their 2012 collab that was Killer Mike's R.A.P. Music was basically my AOTY.

If anybody is interested in the concept of a weirdo white MC who is also a top-shelf producer working alongside the most thoughtfully brutal Southern rapper of recent times, check out Run The Jewels, no doubt.
Yeah I was a fan of El-P beforehand. It's a really cool album. :)
Title: Re: DTF Rap/Hip Hop thread
Post by: YtseCullen on July 23, 2013, 12:34:53 AM
Hey guys. So I haven't really checked out DTF's opinion on Macklemore. But I'm loving The Heist, I'm taking the time to let in sink in tonight after a few brief listens earlier, and now I'm sitting with my headphones in and just can't get enough of it.
Title: Re: DTF Rap/Hip Hop thread
Post by: Nel on July 23, 2013, 01:26:01 AM
I've only heard the two songs everyone knows, but I really do like that Ceiling Can't Hold Us song.
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Post by: PixelDream on July 25, 2013, 04:43:14 PM
Kanye West's attitude is 100% on purpose. It's like a career-long joke actually. And he plays it so damn well on Yeezus. Black Skinhead and New Slaves are killer tracks, even without the attitude. I've never been this impressed by anything he recorded.

EDIT: I saw people ITT mentioning Kendrick Lamar. I saw him with his live band last week and he was spot on. Great rapper.
Title: Re: DTF Rap/Hip Hop thread
Post by: TheGreatPretender on July 25, 2013, 09:23:34 PM
Hey guys. So I haven't really checked out DTF's opinion on Macklemore. But I'm loving The Heist, I'm taking the time to let in sink in tonight after a few brief listens earlier, and now I'm sitting with my headphones in and just can't get enough of it.

It's an amazing album. Macklemore is singlehandedly responsible for getting me back into Rap lately, and making me check out some of the more tolerable rappers who are making music right now.

I definitely suggest seeking out his earlier stuff as well. Some of it is pretty hard to find, but it's all very solid.
Title: Re: DTF Rap/Hip Hop thread
Post by: dparrott on September 18, 2013, 03:59:40 PM
Glad there's some hip-hop heads on here.  Rap (as it still is to me) was the first full genre of music I got into as a kid, back in the mid 80's (IMO the best era).  And 80-90's artists are practically all I listen to.  I DESPISE most of this new shit.  It's like so far away from what rap used to be to the point where it's not the same music anymore.  And the level of mic skills has dropped tremendously.  "Niggas In Paris" is one of the STUPIDEST songs I have ever heard....and this is from two of the "best" hip-hop artists out now.  My local station KDAY played that song after an 80's rap song, and the difference was night and day in so many ways.

If you all like it, suit yourselves.  But any old school fans like myself should know better.
Title: Re: DTF Rap/Hip Hop thread
Post by: Outcrier on September 18, 2013, 09:26:44 PM
My favorites are Madvillainy, Beat Konducta in India, Spare Time (Damu The Fudgemunk), Special Herbs (all of them), Liquid Swords, Illmatic and MBDTF.
Title: Re: DTF Rap/Hip Hop thread
Post by: dparrott on September 20, 2013, 10:46:28 AM
I have DJ Jazzy Jeff & The Fresh Prince's Greatest Hits CD in my car.  I also have all of their studio albums and a framed poster in my bedroom from the "He's the DJ, I'm the Rapper" album.

That's what I'm talkin about!  :tup  DJ...Rapper is still awesome to me. 
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Post by: dparrott on September 20, 2013, 11:04:00 AM
The Beastie Boys are wonderful.

Fix'd. I mean honestly, they greatly helped pave the way for the rap genre, especially for white people. Perhaps you listened to all the wrong songs or something because they are amazing.

It's easy to discredit them now because of other artists since then, but when Licensed came out, they were one of the few breakout groups.  To me, they WERE rap back then. 



I can't believe I haven't seen Run-DMC ONCE in this thread!  COME ON!!!  Songs "King Of Rock" and "Tougher Than Leather".  Do it.  Rap-rock when it was GOOD.

Someone on MP's forum got me into Busdriver.  Personality and skill and humor.  Love him.

And IMO Suga Free can rap better than 75% of the artists mentioned on this thread, if not more.
Title: Re: DTF Rap/Hip Hop thread
Post by: LieLowTheWantedMan on September 20, 2013, 11:13:15 AM
Busdriver's good!
Title: Re: DTF Rap/Hip Hop thread
Post by: dparrott on September 27, 2013, 09:43:42 AM
Steven Pearcy (RATT) and KRS-One: remake of Round & Round.  Almost the same as the original, this just adds the rap verse.

http://www.beatport.com/track/round-and-round-original-mix/452311

Title: Re: DTF Rap/Hip Hop thread
Post by: antigoon on September 28, 2013, 04:56:33 PM
Thoughts on the new Drake? I think about half of it is real good.
Title: Re: DTF Rap/Hip Hop thread
Post by: In The Wake Of Poseidon on September 28, 2013, 05:26:29 PM
Makes a song called Wu-Tang Forver
It's about some chick
Title: Re: DTF Rap/Hip Hop thread
Post by: contest_sanity on September 28, 2013, 10:53:52 PM
Thoughts on the new Drake? I think about half of it is real good.

This is about where I stand on it as well.
Title: Re: DTF Rap/Hip Hop thread
Post by: antigoon on September 29, 2013, 10:57:37 AM
Makes a song called Wu-Tang Forver
It's about some chick

welcome to drake, have a seat please.
Title: Re: DTF Rap/Hip Hop thread
Post by: LieLowTheWantedMan on October 09, 2013, 12:42:21 PM
Thoughts on Danny Brown's Old? Pretty solid IMO.
Title: Re: DTF Rap/Hip Hop thread
Post by: LieLowTheWantedMan on November 13, 2013, 02:53:52 PM
So Death Grips totally just released a new album without warning.
Title: Re: DTF Rap/Hip Hop thread
Post by: sneakyblueberry on November 14, 2013, 03:29:33 PM
Every time I turn around those guys are releasing something.  Exmilitary is effing awesome.
Title: Re: DTF Rap/Hip Hop thread
Post by: sneakyblueberry on November 14, 2013, 03:32:00 PM
wait, MMLP2 anyone?  Pretty dang assome.
Title: Re: DTF Rap/Hip Hop thread
Post by: In The Wake Of Poseidon on November 14, 2013, 09:35:23 PM
Death Grips transcends hip hop
Title: Re: DTF Rap/Hip Hop thread
Post by: dparrott on November 15, 2013, 08:10:29 AM
Death Grips is a perfect example of what's WRONG with hip hop today.  Instead of reciting clever rhymes rhythmically, they're just screaming words that don't even stay in time with the music.  That's not true hip hop to me. 

Too bad, because the music is cool and different.  Have someone like Eminem rap over this music and I'd love it.
Title: Re: DTF Rap/Hip Hop thread
Post by: LieLowTheWantedMan on November 15, 2013, 10:07:16 AM
Death Grips is almost hip hop with a punk attitude. Either way, I don't have any set expectations of what hip hop needs to do. :P Music is music. I like music.
Title: Re: DTF Rap/Hip Hop thread
Post by: sneakyblueberry on November 15, 2013, 12:21:46 PM
Death Grips is a perfect example of what's WRONG with hip hop today.  Instead of reciting clever rhymes rhythmically, they're just screaming words that don't even stay in time with the music.  That's not true hip hop to me. 

Too bad, because the music is cool and different.  Have someone like Eminem rap over this music and I'd love it.

The thing that draws me to hip-hop is clever rhymes, no doubt, but you gotta appreciate a group prepared to push a genre to its extremes, which is what I see Death Grips doing.  You know you're doing something well if Kanye starts ripping you off :P
Title: Re: DTF Rap/Hip Hop thread
Post by: Outcrier on November 15, 2013, 02:46:30 PM
The thing that draws me to hip-hop is the beats and the use of sampled stuff.
Title: Re: DTF Rap/Hip Hop thread
Post by: sneakyblueberry on November 15, 2013, 03:09:02 PM
Hey, you should try Death Grips. lol
Title: Re: DTF Rap/Hip Hop thread
Post by: LieLowTheWantedMan on November 15, 2013, 03:17:49 PM
Death Grips is a perfect example of what's WRONG with hip hop today.  Instead of reciting clever rhymes rhythmically, they're just screaming words that don't even stay in time with the music.  That's not true hip hop to me. 

Too bad, because the music is cool and different.  Have someone like Eminem rap over this music and I'd love it.

The thing that draws me to hip-hop is clever rhymes, no doubt, but you gotta appreciate a group prepared to push a genre to its extremes, which is what I see Death Grips doing.  You know you're doing something well if Kanye starts ripping you off :P
Yeah, basically this. I mean, I totally understand why some wouldn't like DG as their style is very polarizing, but I think most should at least appreciate their ambition. :)
Title: Re: DTF Rap/Hip Hop thread
Post by: Outcrier on November 15, 2013, 07:47:31 PM
Hey, you should try Death Grips. lol

Didn't liked what i've heard by them but i have yet to hear the entire Money Store or Exmilitary.
Title: Re: DTF Rap/Hip Hop thread
Post by: sneakyblueberry on November 15, 2013, 08:03:08 PM
Exmilitary is my favourite. So dark. 
Title: Re: DTF Rap/Hip Hop thread
Post by: LieLowTheWantedMan on November 15, 2013, 08:49:26 PM
The Money Store and No Love Deep Web are kinda tied for me. I didn't really even like NLDW at first, but it grew at an insane rate.
Title: Re: DTF Rap/Hip Hop thread
Post by: dparrott on November 15, 2013, 11:23:07 PM
Death Grips is a perfect example of what's WRONG with hip hop today.  Instead of reciting clever rhymes rhythmically, they're just screaming words that don't even stay in time with the music.  That's not true hip hop to me. 

Too bad, because the music is cool and different.  Have someone like Eminem rap over this music and I'd love it.

The thing that draws me to hip-hop is clever rhymes, no doubt, but you gotta appreciate a group prepared to push a genre to its extremes, which is what I see Death Grips doing.  You know you're doing something well if Kanye starts ripping you off :P

Yea, I'm all for that, just those results don't usually appeal to me.  Hip-hop seems to be getting further away from its roots.  Where as prog rock has evolved but still has a classic feel to it.
Title: Re: DTF Rap/Hip Hop thread
Post by: Ben_Jamin on November 16, 2013, 06:09:06 PM
Death Grips is a perfect example of what's WRONG with hip hop today.  Instead of reciting clever rhymes rhythmically, they're just screaming words that don't even stay in time with the music.  That's not true hip hop to me. 

Too bad, because the music is cool and different.  Have someone like Eminem rap over this music and I'd love it.

The thing that draws me to hip-hop is clever rhymes, no doubt, but you gotta appreciate a group prepared to push a genre to its extremes, which is what I see Death Grips doing.  You know you're doing something well if Kanye starts ripping you off :P

Yea, I'm all for that, just those results don't usually appeal to me.  Hip-hop seems to be getting further away from its roots.  Where as prog rock has evolved but still has a classic feel to it.

Have you listened to:

Dead Prez
Mos Def
Talib Kweli
Immortal Technique
Jedi Mind Tricks


These guys still stay true to the roots of what Hip-Hop stands for.
Title: Re: DTF Rap/Hip Hop thread
Post by: PuffyPat on November 16, 2013, 09:11:58 PM
I think hip hop has suffered from the extreme commercial appeal, and the fact that a lot of rappers aren't that great, but get a lot of radio play, and water down hip hop as a whole. There aren't definitely some really great rappers who still know what's up and are connected to their roots. For example, Kendrick, The Roots (haha), Big Boi, CuDi (even though he doesn't really rap), but they all get drowned out by all of the mediocre stuff out there. At least that's how I see it.
Title: Re: DTF Rap/Hip Hop thread
Post by: Ben_Jamin on November 16, 2013, 09:17:43 PM
I think hip hop has suffered from the extreme commercial appeal, and the fact that a lot of rappers aren't that great, but get a lot of radio play, and water down hip hop as a whole. There aren't definitely some really great rappers who still know what's up and are connected to their roots. For example, Kendrick, The Roots (haha), Big Boi, CuDi (even though he doesn't really rap), but they all get drowned out by all of the mediocre stuff out there. At least that's how I see it.

I highly recommend Prof. Griffs book The Psychological War Against Hip-Hop. He gives a good insight into why modern commercial hiphop exists.

All those mentioned above are examples of good Hip-Hop artists, that are in the not so underground but well known group.
Title: Re: DTF Rap/Hip Hop thread
Post by: dparrott on November 17, 2013, 10:00:26 AM
Death Grips is a perfect example of what's WRONG with hip hop today.  Instead of reciting clever rhymes rhythmically, they're just screaming words that don't even stay in time with the music.  That's not true hip hop to me. 

Too bad, because the music is cool and different.  Have someone like Eminem rap over this music and I'd love it.

The thing that draws me to hip-hop is clever rhymes, no doubt, but you gotta appreciate a group prepared to push a genre to its extremes, which is what I see Death Grips doing.  You know you're doing something well if Kanye starts ripping you off :P

Yea, I'm all for that, just those results don't usually appeal to me.  Hip-hop seems to be getting further away from its roots.  Where as prog rock has evolved but still has a classic feel to it.

Have you listened to:

Dead Prez
Mos Def
Talib Kweli
Immortal Technique
Jedi Mind Tricks


These guys still stay true to the roots of what Hip-Hop stands for.

Yea, they're true hip-hop no doubt.
Title: Re: DTF Rap/Hip Hop thread
Post by: Lolzeez on November 18, 2013, 09:48:38 AM
New Death Grips is a huge disappointment.
Title: Re: DTF Rap/Hip Hop thread
Post by: Zantera on November 18, 2013, 10:01:40 AM
It's not as good as Money Store, but not nearly as boring as some other releases this year, like DT12 or Arcade Fire.
Title: Re: DTF Rap/Hip Hop thread
Post by: LieLowTheWantedMan on November 18, 2013, 06:37:17 PM
It's pretty damn awesome. I didn't like it at first, but it grew on me almost right on the second listen.
Title: Re: DTF Rap/Hip Hop thread
Post by: jammindude on December 08, 2013, 07:34:48 PM
I have a question for you rap and hip hop people.   

When I was young, I was all about frustration and hate in most of my music.    Nowadays, I just have a tough time relating to hatred any more.  (Which is why, even though I acknowledge Slayer as still putting out pretty decent music...I just can't get into it any more at all.   I just can no longer relate to that level of hatred)

I'm not much of a rap/hip-hop fan...but I have heard a few bands that I *absolutely LOVE*.   Usually because they have such a positive vibe to them.   For instance.   Probably my favorite rap/hip hop album of all time is the debut from Arrested Development (although, their follow up is sorely underrated as well, IMHO).   It's because that album just makes me feel so good when I hear it. 

Other GROSSLY overlooked hip-hop artists that I have managed to sincerely love and still listen to on a regular basis are P.M. Dawn and to a lesser extent, De La Soul.

My question is...are there any other artists out there that really make a "shtick" out of the happy, positive side of hip hop?    Not cheesy like Will Smith's summer albums...but just really easy going, trippy, hippy, thought provoking and "feel good"???   

I would love to check out some new generation "trip hop" if it's still out there.   Any suggestions?
Title: Re: DTF Rap/Hip Hop thread
Post by: sneakyblueberry on December 08, 2013, 08:40:56 PM
I'm not sure if it counts as 'Trip Hop' but you might like Flying Lotus? Instrumental stuff, real chill though.  MF DOOM is pretty awesome, try the album 'Madvilliany' which is a MF DOOM and Madlib collab, generally just good vibes, awesome beat production and excellent rhymes. Other than that I'm out of ideas lol, someone else might have just the thing you're after. 
Title: Re: DTF Rap/Hip Hop thread
Post by: Outcrier on December 08, 2013, 09:20:17 PM
I thought of DOOM and Madlib too, albums like Madvillainy or Operation Doomsday.
Title: Re: DTF Rap/Hip Hop thread
Post by: jammindude on December 08, 2013, 09:39:35 PM
MF DOOM is not what I was looking for...but it was a shocking surprise.   I absolutely LOVE it.    I'm listening to MM...FOOD? right now, and I'm really digging the experimental vibe to it.   I love it when guys do something totally different.

But when I was asking...I was almost looking for something more along the lines of "the rap version of Spock's Beard/Neal Morse"....not preachy, but really uplifting.  (which is one of the main reasons I *LOVE LOVE LOVE* PM Dawn.)
Title: Re: DTF Rap/Hip Hop thread
Post by: Outcrier on December 08, 2013, 09:57:40 PM
What about "Common" then?
Title: Re: DTF Rap/Hip Hop thread
Post by: PuffyPat on December 08, 2013, 11:46:17 PM
Cudi's first record would fit, I think.
Title: Re: DTF Rap/Hip Hop thread
Post by: contest_sanity on December 09, 2013, 07:21:20 AM
Macklemore and Ryan Lewis - The Hiest
Title: Re: DTF Rap/Hip Hop thread
Post by: dparrott on December 09, 2013, 10:41:40 AM
Check out Afroman at afromanmuzzicc.com.  Non-violent, fun music about low ridin, drinking, smoking, touring. 

Q-Tip and A Tribe Called Quest

Early Fat Boys

Will Smith was a lot better when he was The Fresh Prince.  His pop stuff is stupid.
Title: Re: DTF Rap/Hip Hop thread
Post by: LieLowTheWantedMan on December 09, 2013, 12:13:50 PM
A Tribe Called Quest is a good one. As is The Pharcyde if you want a bit of a humerous side.
Title: Re: DTF Rap/Hip Hop thread
Post by: dparrott on December 11, 2013, 12:30:29 AM
Busdriver flips Drake's "Worse Behavior":
http://pitchfork.com/reviews/tracks/16423-busdriver-worse/

So much better.  Drake's version is terrible.
Title: Re: DTF Rap/Hip Hop thread
Post by: dparrott on December 11, 2013, 12:36:52 AM
Boys and girls, this is how it's done.  Recognize.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-LwoiJJG484

 :hefdaddy :hefdaddy :hefdaddy
Title: Re: DTF Rap/Hip Hop thread
Post by: dparrott on December 16, 2013, 09:47:23 PM
For those who are apprehensive of hip-hop, here are some good rap/metal hybrids:
Eminem - Lose Yourself Remix http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=097q5gySBp0
Eminem - Without Me Remix http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OeDtGi_t6jk
Eminem - 3 AM Travis Barker Remix http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=11_EOYYr2OM
LL Cool J - Whaddup (Live) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kDPIXwItMUo
Title: Re: DTF Rap/Hip Hop thread
Post by: Red on December 18, 2013, 11:59:53 AM
I know it's old but theses songs sounded pretty good to me even to this day.

Grandmaster Flash & The Furious Five - The Message
 
Also White Lines by them.
Title: Re: DTF Rap/Hip Hop thread
Post by: antigoon on December 18, 2013, 01:11:21 PM
Busdriver flips Drake's "Worse Behavior":
http://pitchfork.com/reviews/tracks/16423-busdriver-worse/

So much better.  Drake's version is terrible.

Fuck outta here, Drake's version is one of the year's best.


REMEMBER



MAFUCKA

EDIT: If you guys haven't heard Run the Jewels' (Killer Mike and El P) debut you really need to get on one of the best rap albums of the year. get it for free here: http://foolsgoldrecs.com/runthejewels/
Title: Re: DTF Rap/Hip Hop thread
Post by: dparrott on December 18, 2013, 07:00:47 PM
I'm sorry, saying "REMEMBER...MUTHAFUCKA...REMEMBER...MUTHAFUCKAS NEVER LOVED US"  is not hip hop to me.
Title: Re: DTF Rap/Hip Hop thread
Post by: Perpetual Change on December 18, 2013, 07:18:49 PM
I like Drake less and less each time I hear him.
Title: Re: DTF Rap/Hip Hop thread
Post by: LieLowTheWantedMan on December 18, 2013, 08:16:38 PM
Yeah, I've tried to get into Drake, but I just cannot take him seriously. I also don't really like his voice either.
Title: Re: DTF Rap/Hip Hop thread
Post by: antigoon on December 18, 2013, 09:19:26 PM
I'm sorry, saying "REMEMBER...MUTHAFUCKA...REMEMBER...MUTHAFUCKAS NEVER LOVED US"  is not hip hop to me.

Ok, hip hop arbiter :lol
Title: Re: DTF Rap/Hip Hop thread
Post by: Perpetual Change on December 19, 2013, 04:33:33 AM
Drake's production is always good, but his rapping is pretty subpar, and in terms of lyricism, while he does hit it out of the park occasionally, he really likes cliches and spends a lot of time on the typical trivialities.
Title: Re: DTF Rap/Hip Hop thread
Post by: dparrott on December 19, 2013, 08:42:46 AM
That's one thing I hate about current hip hop: the value of production is higher than lyrical skills.  It used to be the opposite.  If someone sucked on the mic, it didn't matter what the beat sounded like.
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Post by: Perpetual Change on December 19, 2013, 10:25:52 AM
I don't think you can say that the value of production is higher than lyrical skills. I love the musical production in most of Drake's stuff, but I realize that the guy you identify as "Drake" isn't really as responsible for that; at least 50 percent of "Drake" is really credited to his long-term producer, Shebib. Yet everyone loves Drake, and barely anyone knows who Shebib is.

That's always how commercial music generally works. You've got your singers, and you've got your songwriters, as the singers are often more of the figureheads of the final product while the songwriters are relatively anonymous except to the hardcore community. Rap is really no different.
Title: Re: DTF Rap/Hip Hop thread
Post by: antigoon on December 19, 2013, 11:12:56 AM
I think Drake has improved lyrically. And like him or not for it, he definitely has his style. Drake's most identifiable characteristic to most people is his "sad/sensitive/emo/passive aggressive rapping."

I also don't have a problem with a killer beat carrying a track. 
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Post by: Perpetual Change on December 19, 2013, 11:16:19 AM
Same here. How else could I enjoy something like "Magna Carta Holy Grail"?
Title: Re: DTF Rap/Hip Hop thread
Post by: antigoon on December 19, 2013, 11:21:39 AM
Same here. How else could I enjoy something like "Magna Carta Holy Grail"?
Exactly :lol

GO HEAD LEAN ON THAT SHIT BLUE YOU OWN IT UGHHHHHHHHHHHH
Title: Re: DTF Rap/Hip Hop thread
Post by: Perpetual Change on December 19, 2013, 11:28:07 AM
BTW, I don't think Drake's an awful lyricist. In fact, his albums are generally a lot better than his singles and guest tracks. I'm really only familiar with the So Far Gone mixtape (not the EP) and Thank Me Later.  dparrot dude, I wouldn't judge Drake (or any rapper) based solely on radio singles.
Title: Re: DTF Rap/Hip Hop thread
Post by: antigoon on December 19, 2013, 11:46:23 AM
Dude drake just isn't real hip hop. Let it go.
Title: Re: DTF Rap/Hip Hop thread
Post by: Perpetual Change on December 19, 2013, 11:53:29 AM
 :lol

This whole discussion has prompted me to listening to Nothing Was The Same again, and I've got to say I'm liking it a bit better.

I can see how Tuscan Leather's kinda an abrasive way to begin a record, but can you really say "The False Awakening Suite" is any better?
Title: Re: DTF Rap/Hip Hop thread
Post by: antigoon on December 19, 2013, 11:54:54 AM
I thought Tuscan Leather was ballsy as hell. I like it. I still think NWTS, like Take Care, suffers from being too long. But I still enjoy it a lot.
Title: Re: DTF Rap/Hip Hop thread
Post by: dparrott on December 19, 2013, 02:38:45 PM
I don't think you can say that the value of production is higher than lyrical skills. I love the musical production in most of Drake's stuff, but I realize that the guy you identify as "Drake" isn't really as responsible for that; at least 50 percent of "Drake" is really credited to his long-term producer, Shebib. Yet everyone loves Drake, and barely anyone knows who Shebib is.

That's always how commercial music generally works. You've got your singers, and you've got your songwriters, as the singers are often more of the figureheads of the final product while the songwriters are relatively anonymous except to the hardcore community. Rap is really no different.

I would extend this to rock as well in recent years.  Singers have gotten worse too IMO.  To put it better: people overlook not-so-great vocals for the music, where several years ago both the vocals and music were good.  Personally, I can't overlook bad vocals whether the music is good or not.

So Shebib writes Drake's lyrics?  He tells Drake to say random sayings instead of consistently saying rhymes in time with the beat?
Title: Re: DTF Rap/Hip Hop thread
Post by: Perpetual Change on December 19, 2013, 03:04:38 PM
Eh, to me that's usually a defining characteristic of where the art comes from. Classic rock may have boasted a ton of great singers, but that's because it'd ceased to be a folk art and become a commercial art. The first real "rock stars" who wrote and performed *their own* material for their own new audienced were often not the best singers or musicians (Dylan, anyone?).

Same with rap. Golden Age rap was definitely more like a folk art, right off the streets with no major label support. ...And the music was often simple and rappers atonal. Only as it's become commercialized have we seen that polished up.

I definitely appreciate raw talent. I like polished skill, too. But I can take either. 

And Shebib doesn't write Drakes lyrics, AFAIK. But it'd help if you could point out some of the "random things" you're talking about.
Title: Re: DTF Rap/Hip Hop thread
Post by: LieLowTheWantedMan on December 19, 2013, 03:42:28 PM
I don't think you can say that the value of production is higher than lyrical skills. I love the musical production in most of Drake's stuff, but I realize that the guy you identify as "Drake" isn't really as responsible for that; at least 50 percent of "Drake" is really credited to his long-term producer, Shebib. Yet everyone loves Drake, and barely anyone knows who Shebib is.

That's always how commercial music generally works. You've got your singers, and you've got your songwriters, as the singers are often more of the figureheads of the final product while the songwriters are relatively anonymous except to the hardcore community. Rap is really no different.

I would extend this to rock as well in recent years.  Singers have gotten worse too IMO.  To put it better: people overlook not-so-great vocals for the music, where several years ago both the vocals and music were good.  Personally, I can't overlook bad vocals whether the music is good or not.
I'd argue it's the opposite.
Title: Re: DTF Rap/Hip Hop thread
Post by: sneakyblueberry on December 19, 2013, 05:31:36 PM
Same here. How else could I enjoy something like "Magna Carta Holy Grail"?

Good call.  I buzzed out on MCHG when I first heard it but it lost its shine after I realised that after thrashing Yeezus for so long my mind was just subconciously feening for a muhfuckin' backbeat :lol

That's one thing I hate about current hip hop: the value of production is higher than lyrical skills.  It used to be the opposite.  If someone sucked on the mic, it didn't matter what the beat sounded like.

Yeah, I think thats why a lot of the modern rap fans I meet have a hard time getting into classics like Enter the Wu-Tang.  Beats don't go hard but lyricism is way ahead of its time.  People will listen to some awful freaking lyrics and still go HAM if the beat is banging.  Why? Tell them that its human nature. 
Title: Re: DTF Rap/Hip Hop thread
Post by: antigoon on December 19, 2013, 05:53:48 PM
lol. 40 doesn't write Drake's lyrics. I don't understand what the big deal is with Worst Behavior. It's an angry hype track with a banging beat. I will admit my enjoyment of the song is partially ironic due to how ridiculous it is but if you watch the video and see Drake rapping with a child in his arm and the dumb skit in the middle of the video I think he's in on the joke too.
Title: Re: DTF Rap/Hip Hop thread
Post by: Captain Reddot on December 20, 2013, 04:25:42 AM
Bruce Dickinson's my favourite rapper. More tea vicar?
Title: Re: DTF Rap/Hip Hop thread
Post by: Lolzeez on January 11, 2014, 11:17:20 AM
Listened to MBDTF couple days ago for the first proper time. Freaking awesome. What should I listen to next?
Title: Re: DTF Rap/Hip Hop thread
Post by: Outcrier on January 11, 2014, 11:27:39 AM
Listened to MBDTF couple days ago for the first proper time. Freaking awesome. What should I listen to next?

Not sure if serious or trolling, Lolzeez, the hater of Kanye West saying MBDTF is freaking awesome  :lol :lol :lol
Title: Re: DTF Rap/Hip Hop thread
Post by: Nel on January 11, 2014, 12:00:19 PM
Hey, I hated Kanye West for the longest time until I heard that album. Now it's one of my favorite albums of all time.  :tup
Title: Re: DTF Rap/Hip Hop thread
Post by: Perpetual Change on January 11, 2014, 12:04:20 PM
I love the Jon Anderson sample.
Title: Re: DTF Rap/Hip Hop thread
Post by: sneakyblueberry on January 11, 2014, 04:15:53 PM
Listened to MBDTF couple days ago for the first proper time. Freaking awesome. What should I listen to next?

Just keep listening to that :lol Such a stellar album that I don't see Kanye topping anytime soon.

I freaking just sold my vinyl copy of it too :(
Title: Re: DTF Rap/Hip Hop thread
Post by: Phoenix87x on January 11, 2014, 07:49:57 PM
Bound 2 has been fairly divisive, but I can't get it out of my head.
Title: Re: DTF Rap/Hip Hop thread
Post by: Accelerando on February 26, 2014, 06:44:03 AM
Holy crap, Kid Cudi just dropped a surprise album. "Sattelitte Flight: Journey To Mother Moon." Having my first listen right now.
Title: Re: DTF Rap/Hip Hop thread
Post by: dparrott on February 26, 2014, 10:51:30 AM
Just had a thought: are there any blues/hip-hop fusion songs?  The only one I know is "2 Live Blues" by 2 Live Crew, and it's more singing than rappin.
Title: Re: DTF Rap/Hip Hop thread
Post by: TVC 15 on March 01, 2014, 04:57:15 AM
Anyone here into Action Bronson? Man can that guy go. When I first heard him, I thought it was Ghostface Killah.
Title: Re: DTF Rap/Hip Hop thread
Post by: contest_sanity on March 01, 2014, 04:00:19 PM
Anyone here into Action Bronson? Man can that guy go. When I first heard him, I thought it was Ghostface Killah.

Yeah, he's compared to Ghostface quite a bit. Though his verse on 1 Train (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nU4OIAYwo5g&feature=kp) was dope, I haven't listed to him all that much, although I've been meaning to. Best album to start with?
Title: Re: DTF Rap/Hip Hop thread
Post by: TVC 15 on March 01, 2014, 08:19:50 PM
The Blue Chips 1 and 2 mix tapes would make a great start.
Title: Re: DTF Rap/Hip Hop thread
Post by: Lolzeez on March 02, 2014, 03:19:45 AM
Listened to MBDTF couple days ago for the first proper time. Freaking awesome. What should I listen to next?

Not sure if serious or trolling, Lolzeez, the hater of Kanye West saying MBDTF is freaking awesome  :lol :lol :lol
And now I own every album from him besides Graduation and that horrible pile of shit 808s and Heartbreak. MBDTF is still my favorite.

Also,I just got Death Grips' The Money Store on vinyl!  :biggrin:
Title: Re: DTF Rap/Hip Hop thread
Post by: MonagFam on March 04, 2014, 06:44:08 PM
Initially I thought it would be strange to seek hip-hop recommendations on a Dream Theater-based forum, but I have had some success on the metal/prog metal side of things, so I figured you all know a thing or too beyond DT.

This is what I'm looking for --

I'll use the term underground, but I don't know if that's an archaic phrase.

I am looking for some hip-hop that is recent, and heavy on the lyrics.   Another silly thing, but I find so much that I hear is not based on lyrical skill but on hooks.

I would also like something that does not have a lot of singing in it. 

As a recent example -- had a Dumbfounded album that I listened to recently.  Really liked three or four songs, and almost all of the lyrical content, but way too much singing for my hop hop tastes
Title: Re: DTF Rap/Hip Hop thread
Post by: contest_sanity on March 04, 2014, 08:49:54 PM
^ Run The Jewels (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AfuCLp8VEng)

You can hear the full album here (https://soundcloud.com/foolsgoldrecs/sets/el-p-killer-mike-run-the) and it's free to download from their label page too.
Title: Re: DTF Rap/Hip Hop thread
Post by: dparrott on March 05, 2014, 12:31:50 AM
I'm usually anti-singing too unless it's old school.  Even Busdriver is singing a lot on his last album. 

I agree that mic/lyrical skill is really lacking these days.  But Suga Free's flow is crazy.  Some singing here and there, but he's so good it's easy to overlook it.
http://youtu.be/tOMrl-CLOD8
https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/thunder-lightning/id536320336
Title: Re: DTF Rap/Hip Hop thread
Post by: dparrott on March 05, 2014, 12:41:12 AM
RTJ has good flows, but that style of beat is so cliche it annoys me.
Title: Re: DTF Rap/Hip Hop thread
Post by: contest_sanity on March 06, 2014, 09:20:56 PM
RTJ has good flows, but that style of beat is so cliche it annoys me.
WUT? El-P is one of the most elite and unique producers in the game... totes not hearing this at all.
Title: Re: DTF Rap/Hip Hop thread
Post by: dparrott on March 12, 2014, 05:50:43 PM
I can't believe in a discussion about rap on a rock board, there's no mention of the rap/rock pioneers Urban Dance Squad!

http://youtu.be/Qu3bJ1-4aHQ - heavy
http://youtu.be/K4Dw6q-5iaA - mellow
http://youtu.be/iD4LbET-1LQ - mellow
http://youtu.be/u_Oe9CqR8iQ - FUNK!

These guys did it before it was cool!
Title: Re: DTF Rap/Hip Hop thread
Post by: dparrott on March 12, 2014, 05:53:55 PM
I'm not one for mash-ups, but this one's genius.  Yes meets Sir Mix-A-Lot: Owner Of A Lovely Butt

http://viprhealthcare.typepad.com/Mashuptown/Owner_of_a_Lovely_Butt.mp3
Title: Re: DTF Rap/Hip Hop thread
Post by: dparrott on March 14, 2014, 01:25:37 PM
I forgot about this one.  I LOVE this music.  This sounds like hip-hop from the future!

http://youtu.be/jm13huacWW4
Title: Re: DTF Rap/Hip Hop thread
Post by: dparrott on March 19, 2014, 09:25:59 AM
Too Short - From Here To New York (Remix)

I added and enhanced the wah-wah guitar.

http://www40.zippyshare.com/v/37796098/file.html
Title: Re: DTF Rap/Hip Hop thread
Post by: dparrott on March 25, 2014, 12:26:54 AM
Four words:
DOCTOR STANK IS BACK!!!!!

http://drstank.bandcamp.com/album/stank-of-america

This guy is straight outta Riverside CA, hasn't made much in many years, but his new album is great.  He is a true original...produces himself, makes the beats, and has a crazy flow with tons of personality.  He's one of my favorites.  It's guys like this who make guys like Wayne and Drake sound like garbage to me.  This guy is on a whole other level.
Title: Re: DTF Rap/Hip Hop thread
Post by: Outcrier on March 25, 2014, 09:43:52 PM
Madlib releasing classic stuff with Freddie Gibbs and i didn't even know anything about it  >:(
Hip Hop continues to dominate the 2010's  ;D
Title: Re: DTF Rap/Hip Hop thread
Post by: LieLowTheWantedMan on March 26, 2014, 02:11:48 AM
I'm not familiar with Gibbs at all, but I listened to Pinata and his lyrics are really cliche. However, that doesn't stop the album from being pretty great. Probably helps that I love Madlib though.
Title: Re: DTF Rap/Hip Hop thread
Post by: Outcrier on March 26, 2014, 02:39:27 PM
Honestly, i care more about the beats and production than the vocals/lyrics (as i sample stuff and do my own beats)... great ones can elevate the songs even if the MC is not that good (like Danny Brown when he is in his "annoying mode"... i don't mind because i really like the guy though  :lol)
About the album, my favorites right now are High, Thuggin and Bomb (that intro sample sounds like something from the PSX Megaman X4-6 games  :smiley:)
Title: Re: DTF Rap/Hip Hop thread
Post by: LieLowTheWantedMan on March 26, 2014, 10:17:46 PM
Agreed. Lyrics can easily take a backseat to me if the productions/beats are great.

And for some reason I actually like Danny Brown's "annoying mode". :lol Not sure why, sometimes I feel like I'm the only one.
Title: Re: DTF Rap/Hip Hop thread
Post by: dparrott on March 27, 2014, 12:09:43 AM
For me, it's the opposite, and why I hate most current artists.  Flat monotone voices, some of them barely say any words, some of them can't stay in time.  So annoying.  There's a reason why the 80-90's was the "golden age" of rap, and it wasn't because of the production.
Title: Re: DTF Rap/Hip Hop thread
Post by: Ben_Jamin on March 27, 2014, 11:48:08 AM
Rap is poetry. Rap is a part of Hip-Hop. The beat influences the rap and vice versa. Hip-Hop is mainly about the message in the rap. Hence why many old artists despise the current style. 

I listen for the message and to hear the Rappers thoughts. The beat comes second, which most famous mainstream artists have.
Title: Re: DTF Rap/Hip Hop thread
Post by: Outcrier on March 27, 2014, 03:27:56 PM
Rap is poetry. Rap is a part of Hip-Hop. The beat influences the rap and vice versa. Hip-Hop is mainly about the message in the rap. Hence why many old artists despise the current style. 

I listen for the message and to hear the Rappers thoughts. The beat comes second, which most famous mainstream artists have.

Rap and sampling defines Hip-Hop for me (i prefer the beats though).
Also, mainstream artists don't have beats like something from Madvillainy or Donuts, it's another level.
Title: Re: DTF Rap/Hip Hop thread
Post by: Ben_Jamin on March 27, 2014, 04:07:20 PM
I'm saying, I enjoy mainstreams beats, I'd listen if they were instrumental.
Title: Re: DTF Rap/Hip Hop thread
Post by: dparrott on March 27, 2014, 04:39:01 PM
I don't mind it when older artists use newer beats, they have to keep up with the times.  But I hate the prevalence of these "dirty south" style beats to the point of west coast artists using them.  To me, that's like selling out.   
Title: Re: DTF Rap/Hip Hop thread
Post by: dparrott on March 31, 2014, 02:43:07 PM
OK, I know I said I don't put music over the vocals, but I'll have to make an exception in this case.  This dude's pretty blah vocally, but DAMN THIS MUSIC IS GOOD!!!  The atmosphere and art are so futuristic.

https://soundcloud.com/foolsgoldrecs/sets/100s-ivry
Title: Re: DTF Rap/Hip Hop thread
Post by: dparrott on April 02, 2014, 12:05:49 PM
Drake's dropped a new song called Draft Day.  He should just start rappin a-capella cause he sure can't stick to a beat. :tdwn
Title: Re: DTF Rap/Hip Hop thread
Post by: Ben_Jamin on April 02, 2014, 01:02:37 PM
Does that coincide with the movie.
Title: Re: DTF Rap/Hip Hop thread
Post by: snapple on April 28, 2014, 07:14:57 AM
nujabes - metaphorical music
nujabes - modal soul
cyne - evolution fight
cyne - time being

so
fucking
good
Title: Re: DTF Rap/Hip Hop thread
Post by: dparrott on May 06, 2014, 11:02:57 PM
I forgot about this one:
Boo-Yaa TRIBE - Boogie Man (aka metal version of Jungle Boogie)
http://youtu.be/aRgFSB3nW-o
Title: Re: DTF Rap/Hip Hop thread
Post by: Phoenix87x on May 21, 2014, 05:57:23 AM
Love, love, love this album

(http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/6/6b/NasIllmatic.jpg)

Took a fill spins to really click, but it has now become one of my favorites. And as a middle class white boy from the suburbs, its nice to have finally found something I can relate to.
Title: Re: DTF Rap/Hip Hop thread
Post by: dparrott on May 21, 2014, 09:11:06 AM
Classic, phoenix.  Too bad he lost his timing after that.
Title: Re: DTF Rap/Hip Hop thread
Post by: dparrott on May 21, 2014, 09:12:17 AM
Great guitar solos in this one, but VERY explicit lyrics!
http://youtu.be/mHQG7ss6OPQ
Title: Re: DTF Rap/Hip Hop thread
Post by: dparrott on May 27, 2014, 08:57:58 AM
Even a prog band from the 70's can rap better than most rap artists today! And the ending is just beautiful.
Gong - How To Stay Alive
http://www.dailymotion.com/video/x17z2so_gong-how-to-stay-alive_fun
Title: Re: DTF Rap/Hip Hop thread
Post by: dparrott on May 28, 2014, 11:47:06 PM
Underground legend OC rappin over 70's smooth soul:
http://www.djbooth.net/index/albums/review/ray-west-oc-rays-cafe
Title: Re: DTF Rap/Hip Hop thread
Post by: TheGreatPretender on May 29, 2014, 05:55:10 AM
Love, love, love this album

Took a fill spins to really click, but it has now become one of my favorites. And as a middle class white boy from the suburbs, its nice to have finally found something I can relate to.

I picked up the 20th anniversary addition lately, first time hearing the album. Yeah, I still can't get into it. Hopefully with a few more spins it will click with me as well.

My big 4 artists that I follow right now, when it comes to Hip-Hop are:

Macklemore (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2zNSgSzhBfM) - Though if you haven't heard this song, you might be living under a rock.

Hopsin (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hRVOOwFNp5U) - About time someone put the modern pop culture generation in its place.

Classified (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CLqxX71s8S0) - Canada should be known for this guy, not that douche Drake.

Tech N9ne (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t4kkzsRJObE) - Nuff said.
Title: Re: DTF Rap/Hip Hop thread
Post by: Outcrier on May 29, 2014, 06:44:26 AM
Love, love, love this album

(http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/6/6b/NasIllmatic.jpg)

One of the greatest masterpieces of not only hip hop, music in general. Large Professor and Premier firing on all cylinders here.
Title: Re: DTF Rap/Hip Hop thread
Post by: LieLowTheWantedMan on May 29, 2014, 08:52:39 PM
I never liked Illmatic a ton. Not sure why. Maybe I'll need to let it grow.
Title: Re: DTF Rap/Hip Hop thread
Post by: sneakyblueberry on May 29, 2014, 10:37:51 PM
Its definitely a grower.  However, if we're talking Nas, I'd go with God's Son as my number one.
Title: Re: DTF Rap/Hip Hop thread
Post by: Lolzeez on May 30, 2014, 11:04:32 AM
Been getting into Killer Mike's R.A.P music as of lately. Really awesome album. Looking forward to his new album this year.
Title: Re: DTF Rap/Hip Hop thread
Post by: contest_sanity on May 31, 2014, 01:27:47 PM
Been getting into Killer Mike's R.A.P music as of lately. Really awesome album. Looking forward to his new album this year.

That album is one of my all-time favorites.  Have you checked out Run The Jewels, his full-on collaboration with El-P (the guy who produced R.A.P. Music)?  The album was available for free download when it first came out, not sure about now.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AfuCLp8VEng
Title: Re: DTF Rap/Hip Hop thread
Post by: dparrott on May 31, 2014, 05:54:18 PM
This song helped shape my view of what rap music is growing up.  Hardcore beat, simple music, LL spittin fire.  Doesn't get more perfect than this IMO.
http://www.vidostream.com/music/listenone/609/The-Breakthrough/
Title: Re: DTF Rap/Hip Hop thread
Post by: Phoenix87x on June 05, 2014, 11:34:55 AM
How decent is Jay-z's catalogue?

I just listened to interview of him and I have to say I have a lot respect for him. He's very street smart, articulate and I like what he has to say.

Any really must have albums by him? I don't even know where to start. 
Title: Re: DTF Rap/Hip Hop thread
Post by: dparrott on June 05, 2014, 12:03:32 PM
You can start with him being the second banana to Jaz in the early 90's when he wasn't so full of himself.  Look up the song The Originators.
Title: Re: DTF Rap/Hip Hop thread
Post by: Outcrier on June 05, 2014, 03:05:04 PM
How decent is Jay-z's catalogue?

I just listened to interview of him and I have to say I have a lot respect for him. He's very street smart, articulate and I like what he has to say.

Any really must have albums by him? I don't even know where to start.

Must have Jay-Z albums? Reasonable Doubt, The Blueprint and The Black Album.
Title: Re: DTF Rap/Hip Hop thread
Post by: LieLowTheWantedMan on June 09, 2014, 11:35:23 AM
So, um, Death Grips just released another surprise album (or at least the first half of one). Discuss.
Title: Re: DTF Rap/Hip Hop thread
Post by: dparrott on June 16, 2014, 10:51:35 PM
If you can get past the violence, these Bloods & Crips have great stuff.  Classic beats, great vocals for a bunch of gang bangers.
http://youtu.be/VjtMY8N0Sz0
http://youtu.be/s6PNON_PqYQ

I love the voice of the first dude in these, so raw:
http://youtu.be/VmdKulzSbkA
http://youtu.be/JK4BwL_IyLc
Title: Re: DTF Rap/Hip Hop thread
Post by: dparrott on June 16, 2014, 10:59:03 PM
Fat Boys + Freddy Kreuger =
http://youtu.be/f2XKsTbuUOo
Title: Re: DTF Rap/Hip Hop thread
Post by: dparrott on June 24, 2014, 10:25:19 PM
Just discovered this.  There's a reason James Brown gets ripped off so much, it makes for great rap songs!  I love old school samples like this!
http://youtu.be/-TJU6tz6-og
Title: Re: DTF Rap/Hip Hop thread
Post by: dparrott on July 14, 2014, 04:43:45 PM
Joke rap song I just made.

http://traxsfv.bandcamp.com/track/two-words
Title: Re: DTF Rap/Hip Hop thread
Post by: Skeever on July 14, 2014, 04:57:40 PM
Joke rap song I just made.

http://traxsfv.bandcamp.com/track/two-words
It's so much easier to critique than create, eh?
Title: Re: DTF Rap/Hip Hop thread
Post by: antigoon on July 14, 2014, 07:30:50 PM
wow, the new ether on our hands. 
Title: Re: DTF Rap/Hip Hop thread
Post by: contest_sanity on July 14, 2014, 11:28:57 PM
wow, the new ether on our hands.

lulz

Here's one of my serious rap songs:

https://soundcloud.com/big-teach/stanzas-down

And if you wanna peep a breakdown of the lyrics, jet on over to Rap Genius:

http://rap.genius.com/Big-teach-stanzas-down-lyrics
Title: Re: DTF Rap/Hip Hop thread
Post by: dparrott on July 15, 2014, 09:36:46 PM
Quality stuff right here.  http://www.dailymotion.com/video/x20e2ba_damani-on-my-way-to-inglewood_music
Title: Re: DTF Rap/Hip Hop thread
Post by: dparrott on July 17, 2014, 01:33:46 PM
25 years ago: MC Jaz
Similar vocals and production to 80's Fresh Prince.  Loved it as a kid and still do.  Also nice to hear Jay-Z without the giant ego.

Dance To This: http://youtu.be/cpmWIMmmoug
Hawaiian Sophie: http://youtu.be/emlDKySa8GE
The Originators with Jay-Z: http://youtu.be/NUsz3MShK-g
I'll Smoke You (rappin in time to a HOUSE beat!): http://youtu.be/UaqQebkZyx0
Title: Re: DTF Rap/Hip Hop thread
Post by: dparrott on July 22, 2014, 01:27:54 PM
Me getting serious.  Inspired by a George Benson song.
http://traxsfv.bandcamp.com/track/gimme-the-night
Title: Re: DTF Rap/Hip Hop thread
Post by: snapple on July 28, 2014, 06:27:46 PM
holy fuck CYNE is awesome
Title: Re: DTF Rap/Hip Hop thread
Post by: dparrott on July 28, 2014, 09:30:05 PM
Agreed.
Title: Re: DTF Rap/Hip Hop thread
Post by: dparrott on July 30, 2014, 12:01:35 PM
Since we're all about lists on this forum, all-time favorite hip-hop songs?  I just made a double CD compilation of mine.  Surprised I never thought of this sooner.
N.W.A. - DOPEMAN
RUN-D.M.C. - RUNS HOUSE
BUSDRIVER - BARBS OVER BREAKFAST SCONES
ICE CUBE - GIVIN' UP THE NAPPY DUG OUT
BEASTIE BOYS - SHE'S CRAFTY
NAS - MADE YOU LOOK
PUBLIC ENEMY - BLACK STEEL IN THE HOUR OF CHAOS
BLOODS & CRIPS - G'S & LOC'S
L.L. COOL J - THE BREAKTHROUGH
FAT BOYS - MAKING NOISE
BOOGIE DOWN PRODUCTIONS - I'M STILL #1
JAZZY JEFF & THE FRESH PRINCE - I WANNA ROCK
BIG DADDY KANE - 'NUFF RESPECT
EAZY-E - EAZY DUZ IT
DJ QUIK - BORN AND RAISED IN COMPTON
DR. STANK - STANKY
WC AND THE MAAD CIRCLE - WEST UP
EPMD - SO WHATCHA SAYIN'
BIZ MARKIE - TURN THE PARTY OUT
BLACKALICIOUS - CHEMICAL CALISTHENICS
TOO $HORT - PUNK BITCH
PURE PIMP - LOCADELICALLY HIM
AFROMAN - CALI SWANGIN'
COMPTON'S MOST WANTED - LATE NIGHT HYPE
DR. DRE - LET ME RIDE
SNOOP DOGGY DOGG - SNOOPAFELLA
ICE-T - MIND OVER MATTER
ERIC B. & RAKIM - PAID IN FULL (REMIX)
BOO-YAA T.R.I.B.E. - WALK THE LINE
T.W.D.Y. - PLAYER'S HOLIDAY
WARREN G - REGULATE
EMINEM - THE WAY I AM
SIR MIX-A-LOT - BEEPERS
Q-TIP - VIBRANT THING
DANGERDOOM - SPACE HO'S (REMIX)
O.C. - TIME'S UP
Title: Re: DTF Rap/Hip Hop thread
Post by: LieLowTheWantedMan on July 30, 2014, 02:05:01 PM
Hmm that's tough.

30 by Danny Brown is up there, it's probably my favourite closer to an album ever. Artifical Death in the West by Death Grips is another candidate. Jazz (We've Got) by A Tribe Called Quest, Triumph by Wu Tang Clan.
Title: Re: DTF Rap/Hip Hop thread
Post by: dparrott on August 10, 2014, 06:02:39 PM
I forgot about this one.  Public Enemy samples Slayer.
http://youtu.be/gtkQGG8vlPA
Title: Re: DTF Rap/Hip Hop thread
Post by: sneakyblueberry on September 11, 2014, 05:55:42 PM
Is anyone here into Flying Lotus?  I really love Until the Quiet comes.  He has a new album coming out that sounds pretty fucking cool.  Listened to Mastodon and Gojira for inspiration, what a boss!

http://vevo.ly/pUOtpH - One of the tracks from the new album with Kendrick on vocals.  Its so good.  Apparently Kendrick has like 12-13 Flying Lotus beats that he's sitting on so its possible we may see some FlyLo on the next Kendrick LP :O
Title: Re: DTF Rap/Hip Hop thread
Post by: LieLowTheWantedMan on September 11, 2014, 06:14:25 PM
That FlyLo + Kendrick track blew my mind when I first heard it. Can't wait to hear the album.
Title: Re: DTF Rap/Hip Hop thread
Post by: sneakyblueberry on September 11, 2014, 06:16:14 PM
That FlyLo + Kendrick track blew my mind when I first heard it. Can't wait to hear the album.

:tup its some next level sheeeit.  I'm excited to hear the new album, especially the Kimbra collab.

I've been on a big FlyLo/Thundercat buzz as of late.  Thundercat is such a monster on the bass.
Title: Re: DTF Rap/Hip Hop thread
Post by: PuffyPat on September 12, 2014, 12:17:55 AM
Thundercat is SOOO good. I need to listen to more Thundercat. ALSO, Herbie Hancock is gonna be on the new Flying Lotus record, so I'm gonna get that as soon as it drops.
Title: Re: DTF Rap/Hip Hop thread
Post by: sneakyblueberry on September 12, 2014, 12:55:19 AM
The new FlyLo has the potential to be the release of 2014 for me, so excited. 

Thundercat is SOOO good. I need to listen to more Thundercat. ALSO, Herbie Hancock is gonna be on the new Flying Lotus record, so I'm gonna get that as soon as it drops.

Thundercat's Apocalypse is so gahdamn good, and his bass solo on the Kimbra album is amazing. His brother is a BEAST on the drums, he's like ultimate speed but hits the drums hard as fuck as well.  Played for Stanley Clarke so you know he's got chops. 
Title: Re: DTF Rap/Hip Hop thread
Post by: PuffyPat on September 12, 2014, 10:02:24 PM
The new FlyLo has the potential to be the release of 2014 for me, so excited. 

Thundercat is SOOO good. I need to listen to more Thundercat. ALSO, Herbie Hancock is gonna be on the new Flying Lotus record, so I'm gonna get that as soon as it drops.

Thundercat's Apocalypse is so gahdamn good, and his bass solo on the Kimbra album is amazing. His brother is a BEAST on the drums, he's like ultimate speed but hits the drums hard as fuck as well.  Played for Stanley Clarke so you know he's got chops.

Just got Apocalypse. I had heard Lotus and the Jondy before, and was a little let down that the rest of the album wasn't more like that song, but I still like it regardless.
Title: Re: DTF Rap/Hip Hop thread
Post by: dparrott on September 13, 2014, 08:21:46 AM
Forgot to mention Busdriver dropped a new album.
Title: Re: DTF Rap/Hip Hop thread
Post by: snapple on September 14, 2014, 06:24:52 AM
All My Angles Are Right by CYNE has to be AOTY for me.
Title: Re: DTF Rap/Hip Hop thread
Post by: dparrott on September 17, 2014, 12:27:07 AM
A British dude rappin over 1940's music.  Kinda funny.
http://youtu.be/0iRTB-FTMdk
http://youtu.be/FkF_XpA5P48

I so need this right now.  It's done in jest, but he's pretty on point vocally.
Title: Re: DTF Rap/Hip Hop thread
Post by: dparrott on September 17, 2014, 10:01:09 PM
Please don't feed the trolls! 
http://youtu.be/F8DGFh0aNKI
Title: Re: DTF Rap/Hip Hop thread
Post by: dparrott on October 23, 2014, 10:03:11 AM
Live bass player using a wah wah on this one:
http://youtu.be/u5NX6BXZJpM
Title: Re: DTF Rap/Hip Hop thread
Post by: sneakyblueberry on October 23, 2014, 03:59:25 PM
The new FlyLo has the potential to be the release of 2014 for me, so excited. 

Thundercat is SOOO good. I need to listen to more Thundercat. ALSO, Herbie Hancock is gonna be on the new Flying Lotus record, so I'm gonna get that as soon as it drops.

Thundercat's Apocalypse is so gahdamn good, and his bass solo on the Kimbra album is amazing. His brother is a BEAST on the drums, he's like ultimate speed but hits the drums hard as fuck as well.  Played for Stanley Clarke so you know he's got chops.

Just got Apocalypse. I had heard Lotus and the Jondy before, and was a little let down that the rest of the album wasn't more like that song, but I still like it regardless.

I really love Apocalypse, I don't think theres a bad track on it tbh.  I love the way you can hear the influence from like Earth Wind and Fire on Oh Sheit it's X all the way to the Zappa-esque melody on Seven.

New FlyLo is great, its pretty dense, so its taking a little while to settle in but I really dig it so far.
Title: Re: DTF Rap/Hip Hop thread
Post by: Outcrier on October 24, 2014, 07:28:51 AM
Killer Mike himself leaked Run the Jewels 2, let's see if it delivers.
Title: Re: DTF Rap/Hip Hop thread
Post by: dparrott on October 24, 2014, 08:02:27 AM
DJ Quik dropped a new album, it has some good tracks.

Still waiting for Ice Cube's new one  ::)  It's become another Detox: delay after delay
Title: Re: DTF Rap/Hip Hop thread
Post by: LieLowTheWantedMan on October 25, 2014, 12:51:31 PM
New Run the Jewels is fantastic. Less energy than the first but I dig the production/beats more. Love it.
Title: Re: DTF Rap/Hip Hop thread
Post by: Outcrier on October 27, 2014, 02:36:11 PM
New Run the Jewels is fantastic. Less energy than the first but I dig the production/beats more. Love it.

Yeah, it's pretty good, not sure if i will end up liking it more than the debut but, yet again, they manage to release one of the best albums of the year.

Thinking about it, they released Cancer 4 Cure, RAP Music, Run The Jewels and RTJ2, all ranging from good to great, in a period of 3 years. Considering the state of music today, that's pretty impressive.
Title: Re: DTF Rap/Hip Hop thread
Post by: dparrott on October 29, 2014, 12:38:26 PM
Slept on this.  Almost 30 years later, he's still got it.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CBpawI3vHV0
Title: Re: DTF Rap/Hip Hop thread
Post by: sneakyblueberry on October 29, 2014, 02:31:58 PM
^ KRS definitely still got it. 
Title: Re: DTF Rap/Hip Hop thread
Post by: dparrott on November 04, 2014, 01:08:35 PM
Daniel Ratcliffe busts out a Blackalicious song!
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aKdV5FvXLuI
Title: Re: DTF Rap/Hip Hop thread
Post by: dparrott on November 04, 2014, 01:52:55 PM
Busdriver's rendition of Flying Lotus's "Never Catch Me"

http://busdriverse.com/never-caught/14082827/
Title: Re: DTF Rap/Hip Hop thread
Post by: Ben_Jamin on November 08, 2014, 01:51:49 AM
Just came home from Tech Nine. First time seeing him.


His show is Metal as fuck. Too bad the audience sucked donkey dick.
Title: Re: DTF Rap/Hip Hop thread
Post by: Outcrier on November 08, 2014, 02:17:34 AM
Late to the party but, Killer Mike and El-P confirmed (during a Reddit AMA) that they gonna make Run The Jewels 3 :)

All i say is, keep them comin'  :metal :metal :metal
Title: Re: DTF Rap/Hip Hop thread
Post by: dparrott on November 13, 2014, 09:03:13 AM
Sir Mix-A-Lot & Metal Church: Iron Man
http://youtu.be/LVlp6sU4jpo
Title: Re: DTF Rap/Hip Hop thread
Post by: sneakyblueberry on November 15, 2014, 04:13:25 PM
I gotta get on to this Run the Jewels thing I'm so faded and

Sir Mix-A-Lot & Metal Church: Iron Man
http://youtu.be/LVlp6sU4jpo
outdated

Haha fuck that was cool, love the way Metal Church quote War Pigs in the verses too.

Also this line:

"It's real not DRAMA, hate pet LLAMAS
Met Clint Eastwood, slapped his MOMMA"

:lol
Title: Re: DTF Rap/Hip Hop thread
Post by: dparrott on November 25, 2014, 08:48:03 AM
New Afroman EP with a remake of the 80's classic Jam On It:
http://www.amazon.com/One-Hit-Wonder-EP-Explicit/dp/B00PJAMK22/ref=sr_1_10?s=dmusic&ie=UTF8&qid=1416929881&sr=1-10&keywords=afroman

My new freestyle, inspired by KRS-ONE:
https://traxsfv.bandcamp.com/track/rappers-delight-freestyle
Title: Re: DTF Rap/Hip Hop thread
Post by: sneakyblueberry on December 02, 2014, 02:43:52 PM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TPf6mJsTp44

Wu Tang - 'Ruckus in B Minor' live on Letterman.

This is so good. 




Also, been thrashing the Madlib/Freddie Gibbs albums.  Also so good. 

So good.
Title: Re: DTF Rap/Hip Hop thread
Post by: dparrott on February 02, 2015, 06:22:26 PM
Teacher's Snow Day, bitch!
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-HkRDgSN6BA

SNL's Jay-Z story:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lzg9Iu0uEeg
Title: Re: DTF Rap/Hip Hop thread
Post by: Skeever on February 02, 2015, 07:12:51 PM
The new Lupe Fiasco is ridiculously good:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aJbDKDm0QWI

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VXKXFEkZkUI
Title: Re: DTF Rap/Hip Hop thread
Post by: Nel on February 02, 2015, 07:43:59 PM
I bought it, but I haven't given it a pin yet. I still have yet to listen to F&L2. Which I also bought on its release day... and haven't listened to... two years later. I've got some fucked up priorities musically.  :lol
Title: Re: DTF Rap/Hip Hop thread
Post by: Zantera on February 03, 2015, 03:32:48 AM
The new Lupe Fiasco is really good indeed. One of the better albums of 2015 so far.
Title: Re: DTF Rap/Hip Hop thread
Post by: Outcrier on February 07, 2015, 12:59:49 AM
 :tup

Hip Hop dominating the 2010s.
Title: Re: DTF Rap/Hip Hop thread
Post by: dparrott on February 07, 2015, 08:28:14 AM
The keyboard in this song rips off I Am The Walrus:
http://youtu.be/jnxfqZJpUqs

I wouldn't normally call rap music "beautiful", but the vibes in this one fits that description.  Love it.
http://youtu.be/gMFsvMsQrSU
Title: Re: DTF Rap/Hip Hop thread
Post by: dparrott on February 09, 2015, 05:48:15 PM
Yo MTV Raps Unplugged full show with commercials!  Acoustic hip-hop!
http://t.co/0aWkp3NmaB
Title: Re: DTF Rap/Hip Hop thread
Post by: LieLowTheWantedMan on February 09, 2015, 05:55:02 PM
New Kendrick song. (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6AhXSoKa8xw) And he's piiiiiissed.

The last verse is powerful. Holy shit.
Title: Re: DTF Rap/Hip Hop thread
Post by: Sacul on February 09, 2015, 07:31:34 PM
So, I've fallen in love with DJ Shadow's Endtroducing....., and would like to dig deeper into hip hop. I'd love to check all the classics like Enter the Wu-Tang Clan, Nas, and Liquid Swords, but after talking with a friend about how I disliked The Low End Theory's focus on rap rather than in music (the only other hip hop record I've listened so far), he told me that's something common in old-school period of the genre. And I think I read that it is almost as big as the metal or electronic music realms, thus this might be tough, so - what albums would you recommend me? I don't dig monotonous rap vocal lines, so I'd prefer something more melodic. And with a great focus in songwriting. Thanks  :D .
Title: Re: DTF Rap/Hip Hop thread
Post by: Outcrier on February 09, 2015, 07:54:28 PM
After Endtroducing, the album that solidified my love for Hip Hop was Madvillainy.
Title: Re: DTF Rap/Hip Hop thread
Post by: dparrott on February 09, 2015, 11:13:26 PM
Melodic hip-hop with good songwriting?  Those are kind of opposites.  Most hip-hop is a beat/music loop and not melodic.  The only ones that come to mind are full bands like New Apple Taste or Q-Tip's Kamaal The Abstract album.  I guess Outkast would fit although I don't like them.  Beck has some songs with a good mix of melody and hip hop.
Title: Re: DTF Rap/Hip Hop thread
Post by: sneakyblueberry on February 10, 2015, 05:06:10 AM
New Kendrick song. (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6AhXSoKa8xw) And he's piiiiiissed.

The last verse is powerful. Holy shit.

That.

Is fucking awesome. 

So, I've fallen in love with DJ Shadow's Endtroducing....., and would like to dig deeper into hip hop. I'd love to check all the classics like Enter the Wu-Tang Clan, Nas, and Liquid Swords, but after talking with a friend about how I disliked The Low End Theory's focus on rap rather than in music (the only other hip hop record I've listened so far), he told me that's something common in old-school period of the genre. And I think I read that it is almost as big as the metal or electronic music realms, thus this might be tough, so - what albums would you recommend me? I don't dig monotonous rap vocal lines, so I'd prefer something more melodic. And with a great focus in songwriting. Thanks  :D .

To be honest, Kanye does some great things with melody in his raps.  I guess Bone Thugs n Harmony use a shit ton of melody in their raps too.  But to listen to rapping for melody is kinda beside the point. 
Title: Re: DTF Rap/Hip Hop thread
Post by: Skeever on February 10, 2015, 05:25:45 AM
Melodic hip-hop with good songwriting?  Those are kind of opposites.  Most hip-hop is a beat/music loop and not melodic.  The only ones that come to mind are full bands like New Apple Taste or Q-Tip's Kamaal The Abstract album.  I guess Outkast would fit although I don't like them.  Beck has some songs with a good mix of melody and hip hop.
No offense, but it's pretty obvious that you haven't listened to a new hip hop artist since the 90s  :biggrin:
Title: Re: DTF Rap/Hip Hop thread
Post by: Outcrier on February 10, 2015, 07:59:01 AM
Btw, i recommended Madvillainy because it was the album that really helped me get accustomed with rapping.
Title: Re: DTF Rap/Hip Hop thread
Post by: dparrott on February 10, 2015, 01:30:53 PM
Melodic hip-hop with good songwriting?  Those are kind of opposites.  Most hip-hop is a beat/music loop and not melodic.  The only ones that come to mind are full bands like New Apple Taste or Q-Tip's Kamaal The Abstract album.  I guess Outkast would fit although I don't like them.  Beck has some songs with a good mix of melody and hip hop.
No offense, but it's pretty obvious that you haven't listened to a new hip hop artist since the 90s  :biggrin:
None taken, I like very few since 2000.
Title: Re: DTF Rap/Hip Hop thread
Post by: Sacul on February 10, 2015, 03:28:46 PM
Yeah, I kind of knew I was asking for something crazy. I don't dislike rap nor it has to be melodic, but it being the focus of the songs is what bores me - I guess that, like growls, its kind of an acquired taste and will eventually get used to it. Will surely check that Madvillainy album and the other recs. Thanks guys - I hope to get more into the genre and post regularly here ;D .
Title: Re: DTF Rap/Hip Hop thread
Post by: sneakyblueberry on February 10, 2015, 11:44:39 PM
You can't go wrong with Madvilliany - definitely one of the great hip-hop albums.

EDIT: Sacul, you should give J Cole's Born Sinner album a go.  I think it has some excellent songwriting and some great melody.  He has a knack for writing good hooks.  It's a shame he's largely overlooked because I think in terms of writing strong, catchy hooks he's lightyears ahead of some of the other HH artists around today. 

Anyone around here fuck wit J Cole (lol rap terminology) ?
Title: Re: DTF Rap/Hip Hop thread
Post by: Ben_Jamin on February 11, 2015, 12:29:00 PM
K'naan has melody to his stuff, though its like a blend of Hip-Hop, poetry.

Wax is another great artist whom adds melody.

I'll also recommend Dead Prez.
Title: Re: DTF Rap/Hip Hop thread
Post by: Outcrier on February 11, 2015, 12:35:06 PM
Ah, i forgot to mention, if you liked Endtroducing, you should check Massive Attack and Portishead, some of the best trip hop out there. They certainly fit your criteria.
Title: Re: DTF Rap/Hip Hop thread
Post by: PixelDream on February 12, 2015, 01:49:16 PM
I knew Kendrick Lamar was good but that new track just slays! Amazing.
Title: Re: DTF Rap/Hip Hop thread
Post by: sneakyblueberry on February 23, 2015, 03:10:17 PM
New Run the Jewels is fantastic. Less energy than the first but I dig the production/beats more. Love it.

Yeah, it's pretty good, not sure if i will end up liking it more than the debut but, yet again, they manage to release one of the best albums of the year.

Thinking about it, they released Cancer 4 Cure, RAP Music, Run The Jewels and RTJ2, all ranging from good to great, in a period of 3 years. Considering the state of music today, that's pretty impressive.

Just got RTJ 1&2.  Listening to 2 atm cos I wanted to hear Zack De La Rocha.  This is awesome.
Title: Re: DTF Rap/Hip Hop thread
Post by: Sacul on February 26, 2015, 07:18:56 PM
Ah, i forgot to mention, if you liked Endtroducing, you should check Massive Attack and Portishead, some of the best trip hop out there. They certainly fit your criteria.
Made a Spotify playlist with all your recs guys, with the most popular songs from each artists/album. Madvilain has some interesting retro samples, but I don't dig the vocals too much - it's like the singer was either bored or refraining himself from putting more energy into his singing. But I found myself liking Kanye West's My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy, I think that's the nearest rec I found that somehow met my weird criteria of songwriting/variety :lol . Kind of like the vocals a bit too.

And the band in bold really stood out for me - I love some trip-hop elements in my music, and what I've listened of Dummy so far has been great. Massive Attack never clicked with me for some reason, although I enjoy some of their tunes. The rest of your recs weren't bad, will give them more listens to see if they grow on me - will report later. Thank you guys :biggrin: .
Title: Re: DTF Rap/Hip Hop thread
Post by: sneakyblueberry on February 26, 2015, 08:32:23 PM
MBDTF is definitely one fine record.
Title: Re: DTF Rap/Hip Hop thread
Post by: PuffyPat on February 26, 2015, 11:33:09 PM
New Run the Jewels is fantastic. Less energy than the first but I dig the production/beats more. Love it.

Yeah, it's pretty good, not sure if i will end up liking it more than the debut but, yet again, they manage to release one of the best albums of the year.

Thinking about it, they released Cancer 4 Cure, RAP Music, Run The Jewels and RTJ2, all ranging from good to great, in a period of 3 years. Considering the state of music today, that's pretty impressive.

Just got RTJ 1&2.  Listening to 2 atm cos I wanted to hear Zack De La Rocha.  This is awesome.

Run the Jewels is the greatest hip-hop collab to happen in a long time. Killer Mike and El-P were meant to be together.

Also on a related note, Killer Mike is the best rapper in the game, and he has been for years. It just took RTJ for him to get some mass exposure.
Title: Re: DTF Rap/Hip Hop thread
Post by: sneakyblueberry on February 27, 2015, 02:29:29 AM
New Run the Jewels is fantastic. Less energy than the first but I dig the production/beats more. Love it.

Yeah, it's pretty good, not sure if i will end up liking it more than the debut but, yet again, they manage to release one of the best albums of the year.

Thinking about it, they released Cancer 4 Cure, RAP Music, Run The Jewels and RTJ2, all ranging from good to great, in a period of 3 years. Considering the state of music today, that's pretty impressive.

Just got RTJ 1&2.  Listening to 2 atm cos I wanted to hear Zack De La Rocha.  This is awesome.

Run the Jewels is the greatest hip-hop collab to happen in a long time. Killer Mike and El-P were meant to be together.

I believe that. 
Title: Re: DTF Rap/Hip Hop thread
Post by: TVC 15 on February 27, 2015, 06:16:41 PM
Quote

Run the Jewels is the greatest hip-hop collab to happen in a long time. Killer Mike and El-P were meant to be together.

Also on a related note, Killer Mike is the best rapper in the game, and he has been for years. It just took RTJ for him to get some mass exposure.

I was just going to say that RTJ 2 was one of my favorite albums from last year. I hadn't heard any hip hop that was so in-your-face in years.
Title: Re: DTF Rap/Hip Hop thread
Post by: dparrott on March 06, 2015, 09:12:29 AM
This is a perfect example of why I don't listen to recent hip hop artists.  This one song alone has personality, energy, vocal and lyrical skill.  Hardly anyone I have heard recently is on this level.

http://youtu.be/q1DPPhXm1uQ
Title: Re: DTF Rap/Hip Hop thread
Post by: sneakyblueberry on March 17, 2015, 01:15:07 AM
Fuck.  So I've listened through Kendrick's new one To Pimp a Butterfly like three times today.  It seems unreal that it even exists.  It's amazing.  It shows an enormous amount of growth, yet still manages to have a sorta updated Section 80 vibe.  Fucking kewl.
Title: Re: DTF Rap/Hip Hop thread
Post by: LieLowTheWantedMan on March 17, 2015, 12:30:41 PM
New Kendrick is funky. It took me a couple songs to decide whether I liked it, but damn.
Title: Re: DTF Rap/Hip Hop thread
Post by: dparrott on March 17, 2015, 02:11:41 PM
That's a great title.
Title: Re: DTF Rap/Hip Hop thread
Post by: Zantera on March 17, 2015, 02:13:47 PM
New Kendrick is dope.
Title: Re: DTF Rap/Hip Hop thread
Post by: sneakyblueberry on March 17, 2015, 04:02:34 PM
That's a great title.

Ha that's funny you should say that, I thought it was stupid the first time I read it.  But once I listened through and the message of the title became clear it made it more digestible, but still kinda silly. 
Title: Re: DTF Rap/Hip Hop thread
Post by: PuffyPat on March 17, 2015, 11:35:36 PM
FlyLo made most of, if not all, the beats on the new Kendrick, and Thundercat is all OVER that shit. It's an amazing record.
Title: Re: DTF Rap/Hip Hop thread
Post by: sneakyblueberry on March 18, 2015, 01:55:53 AM
Didn't he just do the first track?  Thundercat is definitely all over it, so good to hear his voice and bass skeells.  Listened to it another 2 or 3 times today, so good. 
Title: Re: DTF Rap/Hip Hop thread
Post by: dparrott on March 18, 2015, 09:34:05 AM
That's a great title.

Ha that's funny you should say that, I thought it was stupid the first time I read it.  But once I listened through and the message of the title became clear it made it more digestible, but still kinda silly.
I'd say hip hop needs more silliness like it used to have.  One reason why I love old school rap more is that it wasn't always deep and meaningful, it was more fun. 
Title: Re: DTF Rap/Hip Hop thread
Post by: PuffyPat on March 18, 2015, 10:23:02 AM
Didn't he just do the first track?  Thundercat is definitely all over it, so good to hear his voice and bass skeells.  Listened to it another 2 or 3 times today, so good.

He only has credit on the first track, but I'm almost certain he said that he gave all those beats to Kendrick. He was gonna use them for Captain Murphy, but Kendrick wanted some beats so he gave him a bunch.
Title: Re: DTF Rap/Hip Hop thread
Post by: sneakyblueberry on March 18, 2015, 04:18:29 PM
That's a great title.

Ha that's funny you should say that, I thought it was stupid the first time I read it.  But once I listened through and the message of the title became clear it made it more digestible, but still kinda silly.
I'd say hip hop needs more silliness like it used to have.  One reason why I love old school rap more is that it wasn't always deep and meaningful, it was more fun. 

Yeah, I guess the title sounds silly but its pretty deep and meaningful

Didn't he just do the first track?  Thundercat is definitely all over it, so good to hear his voice and bass skeells.  Listened to it another 2 or 3 times today, so good.

He only has credit on the first track, but I'm almost certain he said that he gave all those beats to Kendrick. He was gonna use them for Captain Murphy, but Kendrick wanted some beats so he gave him a bunch.

Yeah I read that interview, thats the one where he says Kendrick wanted Never Catch Me for To Pimp a Butterfly right.  It definitely sounds like FlyLo on a bunch of the tracks but I'm pretty sure Kenny couldn't use his beats without crediting him.

EDIT: It's funny how Kendrick can make a concept album stronger than any prog band can. :lol
Title: Re: DTF Rap/Hip Hop thread
Post by: LieLowTheWantedMan on March 18, 2015, 09:20:50 PM
New Kendrick is fantastic. He's building up quite a track record. Leaves me super hyped for whatever he'll do next.
Title: Re: DTF Rap/Hip Hop thread
Post by: dparrott on March 19, 2015, 06:31:27 PM
Nothing for me to get excited about, but I'll give it up to him, some good songs and flow and old school funk on it.  I'm waitin on the next Suga Free album to drop.
Title: Re: DTF Rap/Hip Hop thread
Post by: PuffyPat on March 19, 2015, 11:00:48 PM
new death drips is fire.
Title: Re: DTF Rap/Hip Hop thread
Post by: sneakyblueberry on March 20, 2015, 06:12:39 PM
lol death drips. is it the one without Ride?
Title: Re: DTF Rap/Hip Hop thread
Post by: PuffyPat on March 20, 2015, 08:03:52 PM
nah. jenny death. it leaked so they're streaming it on youtube. it's dope.
Title: Re: DTF Rap/Hip Hop thread
Post by: LieLowTheWantedMan on March 20, 2015, 08:26:58 PM
It's really awesome. Actually managed to live up to the hype.
Title: Re: DTF Rap/Hip Hop thread
Post by: PuffyPat on March 23, 2015, 01:47:57 PM
the new earl sweatshirt is chill.
Title: Re: DTF Rap/Hip Hop thread
Post by: ThatOneGuy2112 on March 23, 2015, 02:53:36 PM
Damn, hip hop is killing it this year.
Title: Re: DTF Rap/Hip Hop thread
Post by: PuffyPat on March 23, 2015, 04:11:07 PM
truuuuuuuuuuuuue. honestly, this year has been sick for music in general so far, and it doesn't look like it's gonna slow down.
Title: Re: DTF Rap/Hip Hop thread
Post by: sneakyblueberry on March 23, 2015, 04:24:16 PM
Damn, hip hop is killing it this year.

This.

the new earl sweatshirt is chill.

Ah, gotta get on this, just listened to Cruel yesterday, was good news.

EDIT: Lol Cruel.  I meant Grief.  I wrote that in lecture lol.
Title: Re: DTF Rap/Hip Hop thread
Post by: PixelDream on March 23, 2015, 06:30:18 PM
Kendrick's album has been rockin my world, the only album that manages to get me off Steven Wilson's HCE.
Title: Re: DTF Rap/Hip Hop thread
Post by: contest_sanity on April 03, 2015, 12:34:06 PM
Since it's Good Friday, a quick freestyle I made about Judas Iscariot:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V1YkSjgmndw (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V1YkSjgmndw)

I'd love to hear reactions/feedback, even if it's negative.

Thanks.
Title: Re: DTF Rap/Hip Hop thread
Post by: dparrott on April 03, 2015, 01:05:43 PM
Damn Teach, that's pretty good!
Title: Re: DTF Rap/Hip Hop thread
Post by: contest_sanity on April 03, 2015, 01:42:23 PM
Damn Teach, that's pretty good!
Your check is in the mail!

No, seriously, thanks! I'm gonna have a whole tape done here pretty soon, so I'll post it here when I do.

To contribute to the thread, heresy I know but I have not really checked out the new Kendrick too much yet.

I was going to go see Run The Jewels in my town this weekend, but now I can't go.... sad

The new Luda KNOCKS: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_O8jAaMeWhE (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_O8jAaMeWhE)
Title: Re: DTF Rap/Hip Hop thread
Post by: dparrott on April 03, 2015, 03:33:57 PM
Yea that Beast Mode song has good lyrics.
Title: Re: DTF Rap/Hip Hop thread
Post by: Xanthul on April 15, 2015, 07:41:51 AM
Not a great hip hop fan here but I loved GKMC, been putting off listening to To Pimp a Butterfly because I thought it would be hard for me to enjoy another hip hop record that much. Long story short, I started listening to it a couple of days ago, and boy was I wrong. Been listening to it almost non stop since the first spin and I like it more and more with each listen. It has me reading the lyrics, watching interviews with Kendrick, trying to dig deeper and deeper into its meaning... I haven't been hit this hard by an album in ages.
Title: Re: DTF Rap/Hip Hop thread
Post by: dparrott on April 17, 2015, 11:24:00 AM
DAMN these guys can flow!  Real music in the background too.

https://youtu.be/bp2GxCE-qSY
Title: Re: DTF Rap/Hip Hop thread
Post by: Sacul on June 12, 2015, 11:03:17 PM
Holy shit I'm loving To Pimp A Butterfly. Never thought I could find a hip-hop record I could dig, that much.
Title: Re: DTF Rap/Hip Hop thread
Post by: Lolzeez on June 13, 2015, 12:55:47 PM
TPAB is probably one of my fav hip hop releases of all time by this point. It's so damn good!
Title: Re: DTF Rap/Hip Hop thread
Post by: Sacul on June 18, 2015, 12:48:31 PM
I've also been spinning Clipping - CLPPNG. Experimental hip-hop with some industrial influences. Damn, so damn creative. Story 2 might one of the most progressive songs I've heard - the beats change their time signature every 4 bars or so. And the climax... Damn.
Title: Re: DTF Rap/Hip Hop thread
Post by: LieLowTheWantedMan on June 18, 2015, 03:16:17 PM
TPAB is probably one of my fav hip hop releases of all time by this point. It's so damn good!
Same here.
Title: Re: DTF Rap/Hip Hop thread
Post by: dparrott on August 08, 2015, 09:26:11 AM
So Dr. Dre has finally dropped a third official album called "Compton: A Soundtrack", and what a surprise it is full of "trap beats" (still unclear as to what those are), southern beats and auto-tune.  No west coast sounding tracks at all.  I'm not saying he can't change or evolve, but these old school artists try so hard to sound current and it sounds stupid.  It's like they're trying to be some other artist and not be true to themselves.  Dr. Dre could make any style of hip hop he wants, even make his own style, which he did in the past, yet he chooses to copy what's out there today.  Ice Cube has been trying to sound current for many years also.  I don't get it.  Dre's new album has gotten a wide range of reviews.  Some say classic, some say it's awful.

On the plus side, the new Public Enemy album is a good balance of old and new, and continues their string of good recent albums.
Title: Re: DTF Rap/Hip Hop thread
Post by: sneakyblueberry on August 08, 2015, 06:40:51 PM
I think trap beats are like,  half time beats with busy hi hat rhythms
Title: Re: DTF Rap/Hip Hop thread
Post by: PixelDream on August 10, 2015, 08:02:31 AM
There are, like 3-4 trap beats on Dre's Compton album. There's some autotune but it's used to create FX instead of fixing bad intonation.

And I really think the album is entirely killer. I was 13 when Chronic 2001 came out, so this album can't possibly have that much impact on me. While it lacks the G Funk of The Chronic and the sparseness of 2001, this album plays like a movie and it's full of musical detail and layering. The lyrics are for the most part more mature, compared to the constant talking about hoes on 2001.

Title: Re: DTF Rap/Hip Hop thread
Post by: dparrott on August 16, 2015, 09:31:21 AM
Public Enemy finally gets clearance to sample Honky Tonk Woman.  They've been trying since 1990.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q9I-xO35Rc4
Title: Re: DTF Rap/Hip Hop thread
Post by: snapple on August 19, 2015, 07:07:20 PM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bbRP5lrIx1Q (http://CYNE - Fall Through Atlantis)
Title: Re: DTF Rap/Hip Hop thread
Post by: PuffyPat on August 28, 2015, 09:57:43 PM
yooooooooooooooo. this is a lil' late, but has any one listened to 'the beyond / where the giants roam'? i've listened to it at least 5 times today, and hard times like 10 or 15. thundercat is on whole other level rite now.
Title: Re: DTF Rap/Hip Hop thread
Post by: sneakyblueberry on August 28, 2015, 11:08:34 PM
I really need to get that.  I've heard great things about it although Apocalypse got old for me really fast for some weird reason.  I have enjoyed everything that Thundercat has been collaborating on tho.
Title: Re: DTF Rap/Hip Hop thread
Post by: dparrott on August 28, 2015, 11:21:01 PM
Um, how is Thundercat hip hop?  Am I missing something?
Title: Re: DTF Rap/Hip Hop thread
Post by: PuffyPat on August 28, 2015, 11:25:56 PM
Um, how is Thundercat hip hop?  Am I missing something?

uh, what? how is he not hip-hop?
Title: Re: DTF Rap/Hip Hop thread
Post by: dparrott on August 29, 2015, 09:01:44 AM
In the two songs I listened to, it's all singing.  Sounds like R&B to me. What song does he actually RAP in?
Title: Re: DTF Rap/Hip Hop thread
Post by: LieLowTheWantedMan on August 29, 2015, 11:43:33 AM
Thundercat is most certainly not hip hop. He's nu-jazz, neo soul, and funk, but definitely not hip hop. Still, I think he's worthy of some discussion because of how often he has affiliated with some major hip hop artists on their songs.
Title: Re: DTF Rap/Hip Hop thread
Post by: Outcrier on August 29, 2015, 12:19:57 PM
Yeah, he collaborated with Flying Lotus, K-Dot, etc...
Title: Re: DTF Rap/Hip Hop thread
Post by: PuffyPat on August 29, 2015, 07:53:43 PM
you don't need to rap to be hip-hop. look at kid cudi. dude hasn't rapped in like 5 years, and he's still considered hip-hop. there's a /rap for a reason. sure, most of what thundercat does solo is more r&b, funk, neo soul, that kinda thing, but all those together is what makes up hip-hop. also, a large chunk of his body of work is w/ hip-hop people or for hip-hop people. you guys are looking at this way too closely.
Title: Re: DTF Rap/Hip Hop thread
Post by: LieLowTheWantedMan on August 29, 2015, 08:40:42 PM
sure, most of what thundercat does solo is more r&b, funk, neo soul, that kinda thing, but all those together is what makes up hip-hop.
No they don't. Hip hop is an entirely different genre from what Thundercat does. Nothing about his solo stuff is hip hop. :P

Also, it's typically stitched with "/rap" because lots of people refer to hip hop informally as rap. If you want to be technical, rap is not really a genre of music, and when referred to as one hip hop is what is intended. It's just a vocal style.
Title: Re: DTF Rap/Hip Hop thread
Post by: PuffyPat on August 29, 2015, 11:03:05 PM
i never said his solo stuff was hip-hop. i figured i would post about him in here, because that's where all the discussion i've seen about him take place, and, regardless of whether or not his albums are hip-hop, he is a huge part of hip-hop in 2015. it just made sense to me. i'm sorry if i offended the genre nazis, but you can be sure that it was never my intention to do so.
Title: Re: DTF Rap/Hip Hop thread
Post by: sneakyblueberry on August 29, 2015, 11:50:01 PM
Hip hop is a culture. Rap is just one element of that culture. Thundercat would definitely fall into the culture of hip hop just as easily as he would fall into neo soul, whatever, it's all related to the culture of hip hop anyway.  I don't get why anyone would doubt that.
Title: Re: DTF Rap/Hip Hop thread
Post by: PuffyPat on August 30, 2015, 12:11:11 AM
i'm glad someone gets it.
Title: Re: DTF Rap/Hip Hop thread
Post by: dparrott on September 07, 2015, 10:10:46 AM
Just discovered the group People Under The Stairs.  Great old school sound.  Been around since the late 90's.
Title: Re: DTF Rap/Hip Hop thread
Post by: dparrott on September 25, 2015, 08:53:28 AM
Blackalicious: First album in 10 years!  Aside from one autotune track, it's straight old school!
https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/imani-vol.-1/id1026250858
Title: Re: DTF Rap/Hip Hop thread
Post by: PuffyPat on September 26, 2015, 06:35:22 AM
u guys. MEOW THE JEWELS IS OUT. (http://www.runthejewels.net)
Title: Re: DTF Rap/Hip Hop thread
Post by: dparrott on October 10, 2015, 10:24:15 AM
Kanye + Weezer = Yeezer!  I'm not a Kanye fan, but this is good!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IT2vtnYO194
Title: Re: DTF Rap/Hip Hop thread
Post by: dparrott on January 22, 2016, 11:51:13 AM
I missed that KRS-ONE dropped a new album in November.  Still spittin fire 30 years later.  The real hip-hop is OVER HERE!

https://krsone.bandcamp.com/album/now-hear-this-the-album
Title: Re: DTF Rap/Hip Hop thread
Post by: contest_sanity on February 28, 2016, 01:52:34 PM
Finally put my mixtape up for download, if anyone is interested. I am a high school english teacher, and rap under the moniker of Big Teach. Yes, this is a real project, not a joke. Yes, I understand it's not everyone's cup of tea -- but if anyone has comments or constructive criticisms, I'd of course love to hear them.

http://www.datpiff.com/mixtapes-detail-2015.php?id=756632

 
Title: Re: DTF Rap/Hip Hop thread
Post by: SebastianPratesi on February 28, 2016, 08:58:03 PM
Finally put my mixtape up for download, if anyone is interested. I am a high school english teacher, and rap under the moniker of Big Teach. Yes, this is a real project, not a joke. Yes, I understand it's not everyone's cup of tea -- but if anyone has comments or constructive criticisms, I'd of course love to hear them.

http://www.datpiff.com/mixtapes-detail-2015.php?id=756632

 

Cool! I'll check it out later in the week, and I'll tell you what I thought of it. I'm a stranger to rap music, but I'm interested in listening to different things, so actually this will be the third rap album I listen to (after The Marshall Mathers LP in 2002 and Licensed To Ill in 2005).
Title: Re: DTF Rap/Hip Hop thread
Post by: contest_sanity on February 29, 2016, 07:01:04 AM
^ Thanks!
Title: Re: DTF Rap/Hip Hop thread
Post by: sneakyblueberry on February 29, 2016, 06:07:55 PM
any thoughts on TLOP?  only listened a couple times, seems less coherent than MBDTF or Yeezus.
Title: Re: DTF Rap/Hip Hop thread
Post by: Outcrier on February 29, 2016, 06:12:09 PM
I found TLOP one of his worst together with Yeezus.
Title: Re: DTF Rap/Hip Hop thread
Post by: sneakyblueberry on February 29, 2016, 06:45:53 PM
hmmm, yeah.  I don't dig yeezus either.  I need to give TLOP more of a listen before I make up my mind.
Title: Re: DTF Rap/Hip Hop thread
Post by: LieLowTheWantedMan on February 29, 2016, 09:59:49 PM
TLOP has a lot of good songs but it's also an unfocused mess of an album.

Also Yeezus is amazing, don't hate.
Title: Re: DTF Rap/Hip Hop thread
Post by: Outcrier on February 29, 2016, 11:05:09 PM
Yeezus is an amazing 6/10 album  :P
Title: Re: DTF Rap/Hip Hop thread
Post by: PuffyPat on March 01, 2016, 01:06:08 AM
haven't listened to the life of pablo, but yeezus is an easy 10/10 for me. it's my favorite of his albums by far.
Title: Re: DTF Rap/Hip Hop thread
Post by: sneakyblueberry on March 01, 2016, 02:56:43 AM
i honestly don't see what's so great about it.  besides Hold My Liquor, Blood on the Leaves, Bound 2 and On Sight, the rest is mostly forgettable for me.
Title: Re: DTF Rap/Hip Hop thread
Post by: PuffyPat on March 02, 2016, 11:06:21 PM
i'm in it is a classic, justin vernon CRUSHES on the track, black skinhead is sick (w/ a weird depeche mode vibe), new slaves is so visceral amazing, and tbh, i always forget about send it up and guilt trip, but those songs are great too. the entire album is just so great.

it's def not everyone's cup of tea, but holy shit is it my cup of tea.
Title: Re: DTF Rap/Hip Hop thread
Post by: Outcrier on March 03, 2016, 12:23:07 AM
Yeezus doesn't have a really amazing track like Jesus Walks or Runaway and is a bit fillerish at times (especially I'm In It, Guilt Trip and Send it Up). I guess that's why it's considered one of the worst Kanye albums.
Title: Re: DTF Rap/Hip Hop thread
Post by: dparrott on March 03, 2016, 11:36:13 AM
Just heard about this jazz rap band from 1994: Justice System.  Great live drumming!
https://youtu.be/QbGK7YLSk-U
Title: Re: DTF Rap/Hip Hop thread
Post by: sneakyblueberry on March 03, 2016, 05:25:46 PM
Yeezus doesn't have a really amazing track like Jesus Walks or Runaway and is a bit fillerish at times (especially I'm In It, Guilt Trip and Send it Up). I guess that's why it's considered one of the worst Kanye albums.

i'd say there is a shit load of filler on it, that ultimately lets it down.  Even stuff like Black Skinhead and the other big single is still pretty garbage to me.  So garbage that I can't even remember what it's called apparently lel

TLOP seems to be suffering the same fate.  Although Ultralight Beam is fantastic, the gospel choir parts are moving af and Chance the Rapper's verse is *insert fire emoji x 5*
Title: Re: DTF Rap/Hip Hop thread
Post by: Outcrier on March 03, 2016, 08:58:12 PM
i'd say there is a shit load of filler on it, that ultimately lets it down.

I agree.
Title: Re: DTF Rap/Hip Hop thread
Post by: PuffyPat on March 04, 2016, 02:04:54 AM
nah. the whole thing is great.
Title: Re: DTF Rap/Hip Hop thread
Post by: ThatOneGuy2112 on March 04, 2016, 08:40:04 AM
Calling TLoP a mess is an understatement for me. It's release history sort of lends itself to that as well.

Did anyone hear that surprise Kendrick album yet? Untitled 07 though :eek
Title: Re: DTF Rap/Hip Hop thread
Post by: LieLowTheWantedMan on March 04, 2016, 05:18:32 PM
So is untitled unmastered. amazing or what?
Title: Re: DTF Rap/Hip Hop thread
Post by: Sacul on March 04, 2016, 05:26:44 PM
I'm about to start listening right now.

EDIT: Oh yes, this is pretty gud. I love the chill tracks.
Title: Re: DTF Rap/Hip Hop thread
Post by: ThatOneGuy2112 on March 04, 2016, 11:54:51 PM
So is untitled unmastered. amazing or what?

It's pretty great. Kendrick just keeps killing it man.
Title: Re: DTF Rap/Hip Hop thread
Post by: sneakyblueberry on March 05, 2016, 04:43:43 PM
a friend just told me about this last night, I'm definitely gonna check it out when i get time.
Title: Re: DTF Rap/Hip Hop thread
Post by: LieLowTheWantedMan on March 06, 2016, 10:11:29 AM
It's so good. I feel gifted to be able to enjoy Kendrick while he's around. At this rate he's going to go down as an all-time great. Maybe even be a GOAT contender.
Title: Re: DTF Rap/Hip Hop thread
Post by: Mosh on March 11, 2016, 05:27:29 PM
I'm liking it quite a bit. Some songs I like more than others, but overall better than what you'd normally expect from a "leftovers" collection. Love the 2nd song and the Blue Faces thing especially.

Anyone here listen to Anderson.Paak? Malibu is one of my favorite albums this year so far, very jazzy style that a lot of Kendrick fans would appreciate I think. He sings a bit more though which I like.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=goowZIoycU8
Title: Re: DTF Rap/Hip Hop thread
Post by: ThatOneGuy2112 on March 12, 2016, 07:57:40 AM
I've heard good things about it and it's something I've been meaning to check out for sure.
Title: Re: DTF Rap/Hip Hop thread
Post by: PixelDream on March 12, 2016, 03:36:42 PM
Love Anderson .Paak, his live performances are amazing. Check this one out, he does something about halfway that you wouldn't expect. And that ending.  :metal

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g7cLZRqqznU

Title: Re: DTF Rap/Hip Hop thread
Post by: Mosh on March 12, 2016, 08:38:09 PM
Holy shit that was amazing!!
Title: Re: DTF Rap/Hip Hop thread
Post by: sneakyblueberry on March 13, 2016, 03:52:31 AM
HOOOW LEEE SHEEEIIIIT
Title: Re: DTF Rap/Hip Hop thread
Post by: dparrott on March 25, 2016, 11:30:54 PM
Just discovered this!  It's a remake of one of my favorite hip hop beats!!! How did I miss this one???   :o

https://youtu.be/L1tSVVhRRfg
Title: Re: DTF Rap/Hip Hop thread
Post by: PuffyPat on May 07, 2016, 01:18:06 AM
NEW DEATH GRIPS IS FIRE THO.
Title: Re: DTF Rap/Hip Hop thread
Post by: Outcrier on May 07, 2016, 11:54:32 AM
Denzel Curry's Imperial, what a banger  :metal
Title: Re: DTF Rap/Hip Hop thread
Post by: dparrott on June 28, 2016, 06:05:58 PM
It's more amazing to watch him do it.   :hefdaddy

http://soundcheck.tv/artists/busdriver/
Title: Re: DTF Rap/Hip Hop thread
Post by: sneakyblueberry on June 28, 2016, 06:40:12 PM
i'm so behind the ball on hip hop.  TLOP was garbage juice.  Coloring Book is fucking awesome.  that's about as far as i've gotten this past couple months.
Title: Re: DTF Rap/Hip Hop thread
Post by: PuffyPat on June 29, 2016, 01:31:27 AM
TLOP is great.
Title: Re: DTF Rap/Hip Hop thread
Post by: dparrott on June 29, 2016, 08:46:13 AM
I gave Coloring Book for a few seconds....*click* 

New Snoop Dogg song is tight: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GV_faLPSD5c
Title: Re: DTF Rap/Hip Hop thread
Post by: contest_sanity on June 29, 2016, 12:30:39 PM
That new Pusha x Hov is LIT fam:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=COCpn1W13Kw
Title: Re: DTF Rap/Hip Hop thread
Post by: dparrott on July 02, 2016, 10:53:42 AM
New group First Division: https://soundcloud.com/sliceofspice/first-division-overworked-and-underpaid-snippets
Classic hip-hop style
Title: Re: DTF Rap/Hip Hop thread
Post by: dparrott on July 31, 2016, 09:59:41 AM
Full rock band, great epic ending.

https://youtu.be/hO5SOQ9CnM0
Title: Re: DTF Rap/Hip Hop thread
Post by: Super Dude on August 15, 2016, 06:17:48 AM
NEW DEATH GRIPS IS FIRE THO.

Eh.
Title: Re: DTF Rap/Hip Hop thread
Post by: Phoenix87x on August 29, 2016, 10:57:19 AM
Although WAY late to the party, I just picked up Public Enemy's Apoclypse 91. Holy shit, do I love this album

(https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/thumb/f/f7/PublicEnemyApocalypse91.jpg/220px-PublicEnemyApocalypse91.jpg)

And on top of public enemy themselves being awesome, this album has Bring the noize with Anthrax. Hell yeah  :metal
Title: Re: DTF Rap/Hip Hop thread
Post by: chknptpie on August 30, 2016, 12:53:53 PM
So I've been pandora-ing a lot of Rap lately. Mostly old stuff that I have grown up with - 2pac, Biggy, DMX, Bone Thungs, Eminem, Dre. I haven't really been drawn into any new stuff. I wouldn't know where to start. I think maybe its because I'm a 90s child?
Title: Re: DTF Rap/Hip Hop thread
Post by: sneakyblueberry on August 30, 2016, 04:27:20 PM
How do we feel about Endless and Blonde, Frank O fans?

First impression was that Endless was far superior.  So I decided to focus my efforts on Blonde, and I gotta say, after a dozen or so playthroughs... it's pretty fucking good.  The hooks are kinda buried, as in not as obvious as anything on Channel Orange, but they're definitely there, and they're killer.  Nights, Self Control, Solo, Solo Reprise (that 3k verse :O ) are my faves at the mo.  The only thing I'm not really liking is Nikes. 
Title: Re: DTF Rap/Hip Hop thread
Post by: contest_sanity on August 31, 2016, 06:30:54 PM
So I've been pandora-ing a lot of Rap lately. Mostly old stuff that I have grown up with - 2pac, Biggy, DMX, Bone Thungs, Eminem, Dre. I haven't really been drawn into any new stuff. I wouldn't know where to start. I think maybe its because I'm a 90s child?

Kendrick Lamar is pretty universally recognized as the best of the mainstream new school. 2012 album Good Kid, Maad City is more traditional rap but a fantastic concept album nonetheless. Newest album To Pimp A Butterfly has more jazz rap and is widely hailed as a masterpiece. Check him out, and I don't think you'll regret it.
Title: Re: DTF Rap/Hip Hop thread
Post by: Big Hath on August 31, 2016, 09:58:15 PM
just dove back into some 90s rap/hip hop/R&B singles recently.  Here are some of the highlights

Warren G/Nate Dogg - Regulate
Mark Morrison - Return of the Mack
Ice Cube - Today Was a Good Day
Bone Thugs - Crossroads
2Pac - Changes
Silk - Freak Me
Bel Biv Devoe - Poison
Naughty By Nature - OPP
Title: Re: DTF Rap/Hip Hop thread
Post by: dparrott on September 01, 2016, 08:04:21 AM
So I've been pandora-ing a lot of Rap lately. Mostly old stuff that I have grown up with - 2pac, Biggy, DMX, Bone Thungs, Eminem, Dre. I haven't really been drawn into any new stuff. I wouldn't know where to start. I think maybe its because I'm a 90s child?

Current rap that sounds like the 90's:
First Division
Professor Elemental (comedy rapper from England)
People Under The Stairs
Title: Re: DTF Rap/Hip Hop thread
Post by: sneakyblueberry on September 01, 2016, 06:22:34 PM
just dove back into some 90s rap/hip hop/R&B singles recently.  Here are some of the highlights

Warren G/Nate Dogg - Regulate
Mark Morrison - Return of the Mack
Ice Cube - Today Was a Good Day
Bone Thugs - Crossroads
2Pac - Changes
Naughty By Nature - OPP

classics
Title: Re: DTF Rap/Hip Hop thread
Post by: LieLowTheWantedMan on September 02, 2016, 10:53:40 PM
Been on a huge Digable Planets kick recently. Honestly one of the best 90s hip hop groups, but they never get the proper credit I find. Maybe because they only released 2 albums. Also if anyone is into experimental hip hop group Shabazz Palaces and doesn't know Digable Planets, check them, because the rapper from Shabazz Palaces is a member. Digable Planets are a lot more conventional but they seriously nailed laid back jazz rap on Blowout Comb almost as good as A Tribe Called Quest did with The Low End Theory.
Title: Re: DTF Rap/Hip Hop thread
Post by: dparrott on September 08, 2016, 03:00:56 PM
New EP from Prophets Of Rage with Chuck D, B. Real and RATM members. 
http://prophetsofrage.com/
Title: Re: DTF Rap/Hip Hop thread
Post by: PuffyPat on September 09, 2016, 07:11:28 PM
new zack de la rocha (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CLishDbwy9c) is pretty fire. el-p produced it, and there's a full length coming soon.
Title: Re: DTF Rap/Hip Hop thread
Post by: PixelDream on September 10, 2016, 12:50:59 AM
Yeah that track is awesome, I had to hit repeat right after it was done playing.
Title: Re: DTF Rap/Hip Hop thread
Post by: dparrott on September 11, 2016, 09:40:56 AM
Vocals are good, beat is boring.
Title: Re: DTF Rap/Hip Hop thread
Post by: PuffyPat on September 12, 2016, 11:05:09 PM
maybe it's because i love el-p, but i love the beat.
Title: Re: DTF Rap/Hip Hop thread
Post by: LieLowTheWantedMan on September 13, 2016, 05:11:26 PM
El-P makes nice beats, but tbh his old beats are just so much better. Especially stuff for Cannibal Ox and Company Flow. Iron Galaxy may be my all-time favourite hip hop beat.
Title: Re: DTF Rap/Hip Hop thread
Post by: LieLowTheWantedMan on September 28, 2016, 04:18:37 PM
Danny Brown's Atrocity Exhibition is AOTYSF.
Title: Re: DTF Rap/Hip Hop thread
Post by: contest_sanity on September 28, 2016, 05:33:18 PM
Been meaning to listen to that ^

You should all also give a listen to Denzel Curry's Imperial -- a top album this year for sure!

Single: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q8VO4Rm3ulw (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q8VO4Rm3ulw)
Title: Re: DTF Rap/Hip Hop thread
Post by: Mosh on September 28, 2016, 09:12:51 PM
I listened to Imperial a couple times. It was fine but I haven't been compelled to go back to it. My favorite hip hop releases this year are Kendrick's EP and Anderson Paak's Malibu. Granted I'm behind and I haven't gotten to some stuff yet, Clipping for example. If that album is anything like their last one, that could easily be my favorite Hip Hop this year.
Title: Re: DTF Rap/Hip Hop thread
Post by: LieLowTheWantedMan on September 28, 2016, 10:26:44 PM
I listened to Imperial a couple times. It was fine but I haven't been compelled to go back to it. My favorite hip hop releases this year are Kendrick's EP and Anderson Paak's Malibu. Granted I'm behind and I haven't gotten to some stuff yet, Clipping for example. If that album is anything like their last one, that could easily be my favorite Hip Hop this year.
New Clipping is great, but try to come in open-minded. It's very ambitious and while it undeniably has the Clipping sound, it's very different in execution from anything else they've done, or even from any other hip hop album.
Title: Re: DTF Rap/Hip Hop thread
Post by: dparrott on September 30, 2016, 08:32:09 AM
Denzel and Danny Brown are good but their tone annoys me.  It's like listening to a singer repeatedly sing the same note.

Here's a rap remix of a rock remake of a rap song:
https://youtu.be/jcYKeqgpbrs
Title: Re: DTF Rap/Hip Hop thread
Post by: Mosh on September 30, 2016, 11:03:53 AM
I listened to Imperial a couple times. It was fine but I haven't been compelled to go back to it. My favorite hip hop releases this year are Kendrick's EP and Anderson Paak's Malibu. Granted I'm behind and I haven't gotten to some stuff yet, Clipping for example. If that album is anything like their last one, that could easily be my favorite Hip Hop this year.
New Clipping is great, but try to come in open-minded. It's very ambitious and while it undeniably has the Clipping sound, it's very different in execution from anything else they've done, or even from any other hip hop album.
Wouldn't have it any other way. Love those guys.
Title: Re: DTF Rap/Hip Hop thread
Post by: dparrott on November 10, 2016, 02:19:05 PM
New/Final A Tribe Called Quest DOUBLE album out tomorrow. Great stuff.

Edit: Well, spoke too soon.  The first disc has great songs on it, the second disc is half ATCQ and half guests, not as good.
Title: Re: DTF Rap/Hip Hop thread
Post by: LieLowTheWantedMan on November 11, 2016, 07:21:21 PM
New ATCQ surprised me a lot. They're one of my favourites, but I didn't have much hope that this album would be good. But I like it a lot!
Title: Re: DTF Rap/Hip Hop thread
Post by: dparrott on November 15, 2016, 08:01:37 AM
Forgot about this one.  Love the Levee Breaks beat, very dark song.

https://youtu.be/n6UmRmFHAkE
Title: Re: DTF Rap/Hip Hop thread
Post by: PuffyPat on January 20, 2017, 04:49:53 PM
RTJ3 IS FIRE.
Title: Re: DTF Rap/Hip Hop thread
Post by: Phoenix87x on January 21, 2017, 08:06:29 AM
I have been listening to non-stop drake lately. Specifically the album take care. Its real good in rush hour, bumper to bumper traffic. Chills me out real good
Title: Re: DTF Rap/Hip Hop thread
Post by: contest_sanity on January 21, 2017, 12:44:00 PM
RTJ3 IS FIRE.
:tup :tup :tup

Killer Mike is on a huge fucking win streak: four albums now going back to his last solo in 2012 have been outstanding; everything he does lately has been dope. Including all his increased political activism as well. Love the dude. ATL represent!
Title: Re: DTF Rap/Hip Hop thread
Post by: PuffyPat on January 21, 2017, 09:55:41 PM
RTJ3 IS FIRE.
:tup :tup :tup

Killer Mike is on a huge fucking win streak: four albums now going back to his last solo in 2012 have been outstanding; everything he does lately has been dope. Including all his increased political activism as well. Love the dude. ATL represent!

100% agree. the fire and intensity he brings to the hip hop world is unmatchable.
Title: Re: DTF Rap/Hip Hop thread
Post by: dparrott on February 11, 2017, 08:32:50 PM
New OC album keepin it old school!   :hefdaddy 
https://soundcloud.com/ditcent/oc-same-moon-same-sun-snippets
Title: Re: DTF Rap/Hip Hop thread
Post by: dparrott on February 18, 2017, 02:39:07 PM
Snoop Dogg still spittin hard!
https://youtu.be/BaqjOP9Mix8
Title: Re: DTF Rap/Hip Hop thread
Post by: dparrott on March 04, 2017, 09:52:28 AM
Just discovered this album. AMAZING. Not one bad song on it. Great samples, beats and flows.  https://youtu.be/qE4a17z1jyU
Title: Re: DTF Rap/Hip Hop thread
Post by: theliloutkast on April 16, 2017, 06:37:48 PM
Unpopular opinion, I think Damn is better than To Pimp a Butterfly.
Title: Re: DTF Rap/Hip Hop thread
Post by: home on April 17, 2017, 03:45:34 AM
Unpopular opinion, I think Damn is better than To Pimp a Butterfly.
But why?
Title: Re: DTF Rap/Hip Hop thread
Post by: theliloutkast on April 18, 2017, 11:10:21 AM
Unpopular opinion, I think Damn is better than To Pimp a Butterfly.
But why?

First, most people say there is no theme. I disagree entirely. I believe it is Keirkagaard, or perhaps Camus levels of lamenting. He's having a serious existential crisis between the grey morality he knew in Compton, that he continues to see in the world, with the simple uplifting message of TPAB. The Fox response to TPAB brought back some anger inside of him he had forgotten since he's been more prosperous, and I think that put him back in line with his inner childhood demons that he exorcised on GKMC. He at times in this album admits to feeling like a hypocrite on TPAB, that he may actually be disconnected from the black community he claims to want to save. That he isn't a savior, and that his messiah complex can't be left unchecked. That he's just a rapper, a man, a musician, struggling with his life.

In XXX he says "I would chip a n-, throw the blower in his lap, and walk myself to court like bitch I did that." Then in Duckworth he takes a personal scenario and compares it to the age old existential question of, "How do you know what the right choice is, if the true results won't be revealed for years to come?" As in, 20 years later sitting in the record studio, all three of the making millions. Kendrick is trying to say, "I'm not a genius, I'm just lucky, like everyone else." It's very existential throughout the whole album, and explores religion, absurdism, hedonism, etc.

Then, the simple songs that people are complaining about like LOYALTY, LOVE, LUST. He made songs that by and large, the actual black communities will listen to. It's a reminder that he isn't making albums for hiphopheads, or pitchfork, or a grammy, or money. He's doing it for Compton and the black community of America at large.

Edit: DAMN is also as fun to listen to as GKMC, where as TPAB is offputting at times, and not a daily listen. I could bump GKMC and DAMN back to back every morning for the next five years.
Title: Re: DTF Rap/Hip Hop thread
Post by: contest_sanity on April 18, 2017, 06:09:43 PM
^ Well argued post.
Title: Re: DTF Rap/Hip Hop thread
Post by: theliloutkast on April 18, 2017, 06:30:27 PM
Thanks, it's getting a lot of flack in hiphop communities online and it really annoys me. I remembered that prog nerds are better at breaking down hidden themes so I figured there would more people that saw the themes easily the first few days. It'll take people like theneedledrop a few months to realize they're an idiot, and that this is every bit as deep as TPAB, but deceptively so. Like swimming pools but over a whole album. It sounds like any other rap album for a second, until you realize it's Kendrick.

Edit: This album is genius for XXX and Duckworth alone. They're songs with conflicting songs that aren't back to back. I think there is a few others. I haven't really sat down to break down everything, because I like slowly figuring it out.
Title: Re: DTF Rap/Hip Hop thread
Post by: home on April 19, 2017, 07:37:53 AM
Thanks for the elaborate response, some really good points in there, especially about the concept. The album has grown a bit on me, I think I'd rate as somewhere between a 7 and an 8. I like the more aggresive style in songs lie DNA, and for instance love the chorus in XXX. Still overall I just feel the album is a bit more boring compared to To Pimp a Butterfly or Good Kid. I just miss the unexpected twists and turns, all the influences from other genres, the more poetic lyrics etc

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He's doing it for Compton and the black community of America at large.
That could make sense, but still does not make them better songs in my opinion :P
Title: Re: DTF Rap/Hip Hop thread
Post by: theliloutkast on April 19, 2017, 10:13:12 AM
I think they're good songs on their own if you listen to some more mainstream hip-hop, or are up to date with what is currently being played in black communities. I really believe Kendrick set out to make a rap album that people who listen anyone from Drake to Young Dolph to Lil Herb to J. Cole to Young Thug could enjoy it at some point, but also the Hiphopheads would know it was still a solid Kendrick album, enjoy some songs, and move on mostly happy. The only criticism anyone has is that it isn't as good as TPAB or GKMC.

Also, people mad because it isn't as political as All-AMeriKKKan bada$$ clearly don't know anything about the overall differences in rap persona of Joey Bada$$ and Kendrick.

Edit: To expand, this album has blown up quicker than GKMC or TPAB in terms of local radio play on the hip-hop stations, and getting retweeted on black twitter. This album is more accepted already by the largest consumer of rap music. By what traditionally makes a great rap album, this is Kendricks best so far.
Title: Re: DTF Rap/Hip Hop thread
Post by: PuffyPat on April 24, 2017, 07:45:55 PM
it's till too early for me to really compare DAMN w/ his other albums. my gut reaction is that to pimp a butterfly is better, but i said that about good kid maad city when TPAB came out, and now it's my top 5, so i def need more time w/ damn.
Title: Re: DTF Rap/Hip Hop thread
Post by: theliloutkast on April 25, 2017, 03:20:19 PM
This is the album I thought would come after GKMC. I think he might have felt the same way too, but TPAB fit the time (in terms of what was going on in America). If you consider the story that now spans four albums, Damn. makes more sense between GKMC and TPAB. In his interview with Zane on beats recently he pretty much confirms this is a multiple album story with the same people, but more than likely they're actually just the same caricature. It's not exactly a story in the way of involving set characters, or locations. More like the Bible, where stories can be taken in the context of the line, or the verse, or the passage, or the book. Sometimes they're vague caricatures like "There was once a king...", sometimes they're specific people.

 Kendrick presents himself on three levels, the way he sees himself (his ego) as a person/artist/musician/story teller/influence on black culture, the way his legacy will be viewed in terms of rap music/black culture, and the blanket ghetto youth he believes he is seen as (hence the Fox news clips on Damn., and the heavy themes on GKMC). Through this expression of himself he relates to multiple levels of the story through metaphor, and references that span albums.

An example would be the line "I need some water" on Lust, a song defending peoples right to waste their life, to the song "Sing for me I'm dying of thirst" a song where Kendrick is apologizing to people he criticized on Section.80 in order to tell his story.
Title: Re: DTF Rap/Hip Hop thread
Post by: dparrott on June 17, 2017, 02:23:28 PM
Just heard the latest Snoop Dogg album, it's got a lot of good songs with some old school references and MC's.
Title: Re: DTF Rap/Hip Hop thread
Post by: PuffyPat on June 19, 2017, 01:28:59 AM
i never thought i would ever say this, but i actually like the new 2 chainz record. like a lot. 'saturday night' is the stand out for me, but overall it's just a solid album.
Title: Re: DTF Rap/Hip Hop thread
Post by: sneakyblueberry on June 19, 2017, 07:19:38 AM
Chiming in on the response to DAMN.  I really think it's Kendrick's best offering yet. 

I think all of his albums just have this natural 'conceptual continuity' as Zappa called it. 

Section 80 is realising that, like it or not, you're a product of the generation before you and you have to deal with the consequences of their actions ('we all crack babies'). 

GKMC is the caterpillar stage of the butterfly, consuming the street life etc, but also having to deal with the sociological ramifications of your place in the cosmic lottery. 

TPAB is the butterfly coming back to the streets to try and show everyone still in the struggle that there is war outside of the streets - that's the bigger picture of the world being run by those in power, and street life being the consequence of those larger sociological issues.  This is Kendrick imploring the black community to quit 'playing the victim' and take responsibility for their own actions - the war on the streets that turns communities against one another, which is really a distraction to blind people to the real, world-wide issues that landed the black community here in the first place.

Then DAMN.  It's the realisation after the events of 2016 that no matter how hard Kendrick, or anyone else, tries to change the world around them, the only thing that the really have power over is themselves.  Each of us need to address how we deal with LUST, LOVE, LOYALTY, GOD, PRIDE, HUM(ILITY) for ourselves, before we try to affect any kind of change on the world around us.  It's a stark realisation and I think the album communicates that perfectly, and powerfully.  Well, at least that's how I read it.
Title: Re: DTF Rap/Hip Hop thread
Post by: dparrott on June 26, 2017, 10:23:20 PM
KRS-ONE still rockin out!  THIS is the OLD SCHOOL ENERGY that most artists today LACK! :metal

https://youtu.be/MAJutpkz1L4
https://youtu.be/IDhxA3L8Pec
Title: Re: DTF Rap/Hip Hop thread
Post by: PuffyPat on June 27, 2017, 05:44:38 PM
really into the new vince staples. haven't listened to big boi, thugger, or keif yet, but they're up next on my list. there's just way too much good hip hop coming out right now, i can't keep up.
Title: Re: DTF Rap/Hip Hop thread
Post by: dparrott on June 30, 2017, 10:00:40 PM
Just heard probably the worst case of brickwalling.  DJ Quik song "Funny How Niggas Gone Change Things", when the bass drops, it's so loud it actually distorts the song!  I've never heard mastering that bad.  I've never heard something so loud on a professional recording it actually distorts the vocals.  Wow.  Even an amateur like myself knows not to do that!
Title: Re: DTF Rap/Hip Hop thread
Post by: dparrott on July 22, 2017, 09:12:40 AM
New group with Everlast called Warporn.  He's dropped the guitar and back to hip hop (thankfully, that singing was getting stale).  Free mixtape:
http://www.datpiff.com/Everlast-War-Porn-mixtape.829752.html

Title: Re: DTF Rap/Hip Hop thread
Post by: PixelDream on July 22, 2017, 10:11:09 AM
Really enjoying A Tribe Called Quest's latest album.
Title: Re: DTF Rap/Hip Hop thread
Post by: dparrott on July 24, 2017, 05:05:57 PM
New Beastie Boys/Run-DMC mashup album:
https://we.tl/9vHX6pZNUN
Title: Re: DTF Rap/Hip Hop thread
Post by: dparrott on July 29, 2017, 11:19:57 AM
New Public Enemy album, very good, a lot of variants of beats.
http://www.datpiff.com/Public-Enemy-Nothing-Is-Quick-In-The-Desert-mixtape.851034.html

Title: Re: DTF Rap/Hip Hop thread
Post by: dparrott on July 29, 2017, 11:22:13 AM
Boo-Yaa TRIBE rockin out with a full band:
https://soundcloud.com/ghetto-youth123/boo-yaa-t-r-i-b-e-area-code
Title: Re: DTF Rap/Hip Hop thread
Post by: sneakyblueberry on July 30, 2017, 03:37:35 AM
Anyone caught Kuso yet? gahhhhdam.

New fave rapper tho - Buttress https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yCFzqyagHCI
Title: Re: DTF Rap/Hip Hop thread
Post by: NoseofNicko on August 06, 2017, 07:43:00 PM
Can someone please explain to me why Kanye West is considered a musical genius? Don't get me wrong, I like his music, but I don't see how sampling songs by other artists requires much talent and it seems most of his songs were co-written and co-produced with like a dozen other people.
Title: Re: DTF Rap/Hip Hop thread
Post by: Sacul on August 06, 2017, 08:50:49 PM
Can someone please explain to me why Kanye West is considered a musical genius? Don't get me wrong, I like his music, but I don't see how sampling songs by other artists requires much talent and it seems most of his songs were co-written and co-produced with like a dozen other people.
There are all levels to this, like what Kanye did on POWER, or the insanity that Endtroducing... and Since I Left You are, being all sampled - mostly the last one, since it seems to have around a thousand samples or more.
Title: Re: DTF Rap/Hip Hop thread
Post by: dparrott on August 13, 2017, 08:04:10 PM
Great ethereal music in this one:
https://youtu.be/F4wocS6RbPc
Title: Re: DTF Rap/Hip Hop thread
Post by: dparrott on September 09, 2017, 07:21:44 PM
New Prophets Of Rage album next Friday!
Title: Re: DTF Rap/Hip Hop thread
Post by: PixelDream on September 09, 2017, 07:33:37 PM
I'm into A Tribe Called Quest lately, especially The Low End Theory.
Title: Re: DTF Rap/Hip Hop thread
Post by: dparrott on September 22, 2017, 10:55:25 AM
Prophets Of Rage album is great!  Lots of interesting things musically.
https://youtu.be/xj81B-VXvm4
Title: Re: DTF Rap/Hip Hop thread
Post by: theliloutkast on October 08, 2017, 10:24:44 AM
i never thought i would ever say this, but i actually like the new 2 chainz record. like a lot. 'saturday night' is the stand out for me, but overall it's just a solid album.

Amazing album, 2chainz is starting to really shine.

Chiming in on the response to DAMN.  I really think it's Kendrick's best offering yet. 

I think all of his albums just have this natural 'conceptual continuity' as Zappa called it. 

Section 80 is realising that, like it or not, you're a product of the generation before you and you have to deal with the consequences of their actions ('we all crack babies'). 

GKMC is the caterpillar stage of the butterfly, consuming the street life etc, but also having to deal with the sociological ramifications of your place in the cosmic lottery. 

TPAB is the butterfly coming back to the streets to try and show everyone still in the struggle that there is war outside of the streets - that's the bigger picture of the world being run by those in power, and street life being the consequence of those larger sociological issues.  This is Kendrick imploring the black community to quit 'playing the victim' and take responsibility for their own actions - the war on the streets that turns communities against one another, which is really a distraction to blind people to the real, world-wide issues that landed the black community here in the first place.

Then DAMN.  It's the realisation after the events of 2016 that no matter how hard Kendrick, or anyone else, tries to change the world around them, the only thing that the really have power over is themselves.  Each of us need to address how we deal with LUST, LOVE, LOYALTY, GOD, PRIDE, HUM(ILITY) for ourselves, before we try to affect any kind of change on the world around us.  It's a stark realisation and I think the album communicates that perfectly, and powerfully.  Well, at least that's how I read it.

Very well put. Kendrick shows in all his work a high level of existential understanding of himself, and the world around him.

I've really been loving Saturation I and II by Brockhampton. Cannot stress enough that everyone should listen to them. Look up the song JUNKY and that should convince you.

Last point for this post, I've been listening to Barter 6 a lot lately. I believe Young Thug really put out one of the most artistic rap albums of all time.
Title: Re: DTF Rap/Hip Hop thread
Post by: Ben_Jamin on November 03, 2017, 04:59:37 PM
OMG...Thank you Youtube for recommending these guys to me...

Black Violin - Invisible

https://youtu.be/biLAlUDcJTY
Title: Re: DTF Rap/Hip Hop thread
Post by: NoseofNicko on December 18, 2017, 02:51:00 AM
Been listening to Death Grips lately. Really really interesting music. I like it a lot.
Title: Re: DTF Rap/Hip Hop thread
Post by: dparrott on December 19, 2017, 09:26:58 PM
Eminem's new album dropped last Friday.  Has some good songs but too much singing for my liking. 
Title: Re: DTF Rap/Hip Hop thread
Post by: Kattoelox on December 19, 2017, 10:03:01 PM
Eminem's new album dropped last Friday.  Has some good songs but too much singing for my liking.

I dig the hell out of it. There are a couple songs I'm not all keen on, but overall I think it's another great album from him. I could totally see why a lot of people wouldn't be crazy about it with all the pop and singing, though. Bad Husband's chorus is so good though. I don't think I like it more than MMLP2, but I'm still enjoying it.
Title: Re: DTF Rap/Hip Hop thread
Post by: dparrott on December 28, 2017, 08:34:54 AM
New Andy Cooper album (from Ugly Duckling).  Old school flows and beats.
https://rocafortrecords.bandcamp.com/album/the-layered-effect
Check out the track Anything Goes!  :o :hefdaddy
Title: Re: DTF Rap/Hip Hop thread
Post by: dparrott on April 15, 2018, 08:09:28 PM
New OC album!  Still keeping it it real, yet Drake's monotone shit is more popular.   :\
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bVuEfGKXtxg&feature=youtu.be&t=20m43s
Title: Re: DTF Rap/Hip Hop thread
Post by: jammindude on April 15, 2018, 10:35:28 PM
Looking for suggestions. 

I wish this didnít sound so ďracistĒ, and if you knew me and my background, you would now without a doubt that I donít mean it the way it might sound.   But Iíve always said that I donít mind white boys being angry, but angry black guys always unnerve me because I feel like I canít help but feel like Iím the one they are angry at.   I kinda laugh, but Iím not sure if I should.   So I always make the half serious joke that ďI like my white boy music angry, and my black music laid back and easy going.Ē

There was a classic era of hip hop that I absolutely LOVE.   Really mellow peaceful stuff like Arrested Development, De La Soul, P.M. Dawn....etc.   And itís not JUST that itís mellow, it also feels more organic than a lot of modern day stuff feels.   The Roots is actually a band I really love for their organic feel.

Are there any modern day rap artists that are going for the more ďorganic and laid back....peace loveĒ approach?    Because I dont think I could ever get enough of that.   
Title: Re: DTF Rap/Hip Hop thread
Post by: Phoenix87x on April 16, 2018, 04:25:39 AM
Looking for suggestions. 

I wish this didnít sound so ďracistĒ, and if you knew me and my background, you would now without a doubt that I donít mean it the way it might sound.   But Iíve always said that I donít mind white boys being angry, but angry black guys always unnerve me because I feel like I canít help but feel like Iím the one they are angry at.   I kinda laugh, but Iím not sure if I should.   So I always make the half serious joke that ďI like my white boy music angry, and my black music laid back and easy going.Ē

There was a classic era of hip hop that I absolutely LOVE.   Really mellow peaceful stuff like Arrested Development, De La Soul, P.M. Dawn....etc.   And itís not JUST that itís mellow, it also feels more organic than a lot of modern day stuff feels.   The Roots is actually a band I really love for their organic feel.

Are there any modern day rap artists that are going for the more ďorganic and laid back....peace loveĒ approach?    Because I dont think I could ever get enough of that.   

Drake

As far as modern hip hop goes, he is the one I would recommend. His library is robust and diverse. His lyrics are deep and true. Almost sad in a way and then very empowering in other ways.

Title: Re: DTF Rap/Hip Hop thread
Post by: dparrott on April 22, 2018, 02:02:00 AM
Looking for suggestions. 

I wish this didnít sound so ďracistĒ, and if you knew me and my background, you would now without a doubt that I donít mean it the way it might sound.   But Iíve always said that I donít mind white boys being angry, but angry black guys always unnerve me because I feel like I canít help but feel like Iím the one they are angry at.   I kinda laugh, but Iím not sure if I should.   So I always make the half serious joke that ďI like my white boy music angry, and my black music laid back and easy going.Ē

There was a classic era of hip hop that I absolutely LOVE.   Really mellow peaceful stuff like Arrested Development, De La Soul, P.M. Dawn....etc.   And itís not JUST that itís mellow, it also feels more organic than a lot of modern day stuff feels.   The Roots is actually a band I really love for their organic feel.

Are there any modern day rap artists that are going for the more ďorganic and laid back....peace loveĒ approach?    Because I dont think I could ever get enough of that.   

Drake

As far as modern hip hop goes, he is the one I would recommend. His library is robust and diverse. His lyrics are deep and true. Almost sad in a way and then very empowering in other ways.

Uh, yeah, you might want to skip the song where he's shouting "MUTHAFUCKAS NEVER LOVED US!"  :lol
Title: Re: DTF Rap/Hip Hop thread
Post by: dparrott on April 22, 2018, 11:14:50 AM
jammindude, check out Afroman.  Yea he's all about smokin weed and drinkin beer, but he's fun and non-violent.  https://youtu.be/BMe1gdUdbZ8

Andy Cooper is fun and clean.  Skills are amazing.  https://youtu.be/doS7pYbkldg

People Under The Stairs is another fun peaceful group https://youtu.be/ymecOe9Sgx4?t=6m10s

Title: Re: DTF Rap/Hip Hop thread
Post by: jammindude on April 22, 2018, 02:06:46 PM
jammindude, check out Afroman.  Yea he's all about smokin weed and drinkin beer, but he's fun and non-violent.  https://youtu.be/BMe1gdUdbZ8

Andy Cooper is fun and clean.  Skills are amazing.  https://youtu.be/doS7pYbkldg

People Under The Stairs is another fun peaceful group https://youtu.be/ymecOe9Sgx4?t=6m10s

OMG!!!  PEOPLE UNDER THE STAIRS!!!!!   Listing to the entire album OST right now and I'm just freakin loving it!!!   THIS is what I'm talking about!!
Title: Re: DTF Rap/Hip Hop thread
Post by: Sacul on April 22, 2018, 03:47:52 PM
jamingdude, I think you'd like Nujabes a lot. Check out Modal Soul, very nice, peaceful hip-hop.
Title: Re: DTF Rap/Hip Hop thread
Post by: Phoenix87x on June 04, 2018, 06:33:25 AM
This Rick ross/ Drake song has been stuck in my head for days. Aston Martin

I love it

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a35rNEBNiO4
Title: Re: DTF Rap/Hip Hop thread
Post by: dparrott on June 16, 2018, 11:11:16 AM
FIRST NEW NAS ALBUM IN SIX YEARS!!!! .... is an EP  :huh: It's good though.

Busdriver also dropped a big new album.  It's cool, but a little too 'out there' for me.
https://busdriver-thumbs.bandcamp.com/album/electricity-is-on-our-side-2
Title: Re: DTF Rap/Hip Hop thread
Post by: dparrott on June 16, 2018, 01:19:35 PM
Nas rappin over Dre's beats! http://www.datpiff.com/Nas-The-Queensbridge-Chronic-mixtape.877029.html
Title: Re: DTF Rap/Hip Hop thread
Post by: home on June 21, 2018, 12:06:00 PM
Anyone else loving KIDS SEE GHOSTS? That sample usage in 4th Dimension is  :metal
Title: Re: DTF Rap/Hip Hop thread
Post by: NoseofNicko on June 21, 2018, 04:56:33 PM
Looking forward to listening to the new Death Grips tonight.
Title: Re: DTF Rap/Hip Hop thread
Post by: Sacul on June 21, 2018, 08:37:09 PM
The singles so far have been pretty subpar imo, so I wouldn't expect much
Title: Re: DTF Rap/Hip Hop thread
Post by: LieLowTheWantedMan on June 21, 2018, 09:10:21 PM
It's great. :metal
Title: Re: DTF Rap/Hip Hop thread
Post by: NoseofNicko on June 21, 2018, 09:34:01 PM
The singles so far have been pretty subpar imo, so I wouldn't expect much

Felt the same way, but itís actually very good.
Title: Re: DTF Rap/Hip Hop thread
Post by: dparrott on June 23, 2018, 09:07:34 AM
New Afroman video, old school vibes
https://youtu.be/9ubDXueOU4c
Title: Re: DTF Rap/Hip Hop thread
Post by: Phoenix87x on June 23, 2018, 06:44:24 PM
I am really enjoying "this is america" by childish gambino

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VYOjWnS4cMY