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« 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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« 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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« 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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« 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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« 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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« 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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« Reply #645 on: December 18, 2017, 02:51:00 AM »
Been listening to Death Grips lately. Really really interesting music. I like it a lot.

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« Reply #646 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. 
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« Reply #647 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.

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« Reply #648 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
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« Reply #649 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
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« Reply #650 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.   
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« Reply #651 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.

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« Reply #652 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
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« Reply #653 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

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« Reply #654 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!!
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Re: DTF Rap/Hip Hop thread
« Reply #655 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.

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« Reply #656 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
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« Reply #657 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
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« Reply #658 on: June 16, 2018, 01:19:35 PM »
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« Reply #659 on: June 21, 2018, 12:06:00 PM »
Anyone else loving KIDS SEE GHOSTS? That sample usage in 4th Dimension is  :metal
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« Reply #660 on: June 21, 2018, 04:56:33 PM »
Looking forward to listening to the new Death Grips tonight.

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Re: DTF Rap/Hip Hop thread
« Reply #661 on: June 21, 2018, 08:37:09 PM »
The singles so far have been pretty subpar imo, so I wouldn't expect much

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« Reply #662 on: June 21, 2018, 09:10:21 PM »
It's great. :metal

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« Reply #663 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.

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« Reply #664 on: June 23, 2018, 09:07:34 AM »
New Afroman video, old school vibes
https://youtu.be/9ubDXueOU4c
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