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Re: DTF Rap/Hip Hop thread
« Reply #630 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!
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« Reply #631 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

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Re: DTF Rap/Hip Hop thread
« Reply #632 on: July 22, 2017, 10:11:09 AM »
Really enjoying A Tribe Called Quest's latest album.
Not 'Down To F***', but 'Dream Theater Forums' .

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« Reply #633 on: July 24, 2017, 05:05:57 PM »
New Beastie Boys/Run-DMC mashup album:
https://we.tl/9vHX6pZNUN
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« Reply #634 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

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« Reply #635 on: July 29, 2017, 11:22:13 AM »
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Re: DTF Rap/Hip Hop thread
« Reply #636 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

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Re: DTF Rap/Hip Hop thread
« Reply #637 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.

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Re: DTF Rap/Hip Hop thread
« Reply #638 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.

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« Reply #639 on: August 13, 2017, 08:04:10 PM »
Great ethereal music in this one:
https://youtu.be/F4wocS6RbPc
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« Reply #640 on: September 09, 2017, 07:21:44 PM »
New Prophets Of Rage album next Friday!
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Re: DTF Rap/Hip Hop thread
« Reply #641 on: September 09, 2017, 07:33:37 PM »
I'm into A Tribe Called Quest lately, especially The Low End Theory.
Not 'Down To F***', but 'Dream Theater Forums' .

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Re: DTF Rap/Hip Hop thread
« Reply #642 on: September 22, 2017, 10:55:25 AM »
Prophets Of Rage album is great!  Lots of interesting things musically.
https://youtu.be/xj81B-VXvm4
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Re: DTF Rap/Hip Hop thread
« Reply #643 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.

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Re: DTF Rap/Hip Hop thread
« Reply #644 on: November 03, 2017, 04:59:37 PM »
OMG...Thank you Youtube for recommending these guys to me...

Black Violin - Invisible

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