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the hip hop thread

Mister LongbaughMister Longbaugh Registered User regular
edited September 2008 in Singularity Engine++
so right now i'm listening to atmosphere's latest album.

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it is pretty great. probably the best hip hop group to come out of minneapolis.

also been listening to some older stuff. talib kweli's album The Beautiful Struggle is quality.

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and of course i've always got mos def in my playlist somewhere.

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when you mix those two, you get the combined might of black star.

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their debut, and to date only, album is arguably some of the best hip hop to come out in the last 20 years and probably continues to influence other artists to this day. i don't know i'm just assuming that part but whatever. talib swears up and down that there's going to be another black star album but we shall see.

other stand out MCs include Lupe Fiasco

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his shit is pretty hot. it's especially impressive considering he broke into the mainstream in a big way in this day and age of Crank Dat tearing up the charts. his second album, The Cool, is great, but i'm a bigger fan of his first record. i love that old school hip hop flavor. i'm gay for samples, i guess. also he's a muslim or something.

Classified

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he's from canada and is continuing the proud tradition of the white man stealing the black man's thunder. and jesus look at those eyebrows.

so what records you got spinnin. what do you like to pop yo colla and dust yo shoulda to? i'm always looking for new stuff. i usually end up liking the MCs that aren't signed to major labels (with the exception of mos def, talib and lupe, obviously). they're good because they haven't sold out yet, right?

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  • Dr.FunkensteinDr.Funkenstein Registered User regular
    edited September 2008
    Just listened to Digi Snacks and that was pretty good. Been in a bit of a Ludacris mood so I'm listening to him right now

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  • To Slip AwayTo Slip Away __BANNED USERS regular
    edited September 2008
    Thieves in the night by Black Star is by far the best song by them.

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  • MeissnerdMeissnerd Registered User regular
    edited September 2008
    Classified is good I remember listening to him for a while

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  • To Slip AwayTo Slip Away __BANNED USERS regular
    edited September 2008
    Wu Tang is true boss.

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  • Dr.FunkensteinDr.Funkenstein Registered User regular
    edited September 2008
  • Skull ManSkull Man Registered User regular
    edited September 2008
    Sage Francis
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    Del
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    the thing I love about buying a hip-hop album is there's always like twenty songs on there

    I mean that shit is substantial

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  • RialeRiale Registered User
    edited September 2008
    i think everyone already knows what i'm going to post about in this thread.

    much love for Aesop Rock.

    Though I will also mention Jurassic 5 who have a couple albums that I just really like because they feel good to listen to.

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  • Mister LongbaughMister Longbaugh Registered User regular
    edited September 2008
    Skull Man wrote: »
    Sage Francis
    Slick Rick
    Del
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    the thing I love about buying a hip-hop album is there's always like twenty songs on there

    I mean that shit is substantial

    i know. fuck those other genres of music where you'll pay 16 bucks for a 35 minute long album

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  • Dr.FunkensteinDr.Funkenstein Registered User regular
    edited September 2008
    I tried really hard to like Jurassic 5 but all their songs sound the same.

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  • To Slip AwayTo Slip Away __BANNED USERS regular
    edited September 2008
    Jedi Mind Tricks is one of the best hip hop artists out there in this day and age.

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  • Mister LongbaughMister Longbaugh Registered User regular
    edited September 2008
    there are so many groups and MCs that i forgot to list. i love Uncommon Valor by jedi mind tricks

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  • To Slip AwayTo Slip Away __BANNED USERS regular
    edited September 2008
    Have you heard Immortal Technique?

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  • Dr.FunkensteinDr.Funkenstein Registered User regular
    edited September 2008
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  • simosimo Registered User regular
    edited September 2008
    buck 65 and mf doom are the best

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  • AngryAngry Slang Pope Breakbeat MinisterRegistered User regular
    edited September 2008
    classified? really? i would never imagine he would ever get any play outside of canada.

    for me, i've been listening to a lot of nas lately. illmatic, god's son, stillmatic, the lost tapes and the 'untitled' green lantern mixtape. so solid.

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  • Dr.FunkensteinDr.Funkenstein Registered User regular
    edited September 2008
    Fishscale is one of the best rap albums ever

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  • RialeRiale Registered User
    edited September 2008
    i've been meaning to check out MF Doom for a while now - what should i start with?

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  • Dr.FunkensteinDr.Funkenstein Registered User regular
    edited September 2008
    Riale wrote: »
    i've been meaning to check out MF Doom for a while now - what should i start with?

    MM...Food?

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  • simosimo Registered User regular
    edited September 2008
    Riale wrote: »
    i've been meaning to check out MF Doom for a while now - what should i start with?

    start with madvillain, which is him collaborating with madlib

    the album is called madvillainy

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  • simosimo Registered User regular
    edited September 2008
    also vaudeville villain is excellent

    which he released under the name viktor vaughn

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  • FaricazyFaricazy Registered User
    edited September 2008
    simo wrote: »
    Riale wrote: »
    i've been meaning to check out MF Doom for a while now - what should i start with?

    start with madvillain, which is him collaborating with madlib

    the album is called madvillainy
    that's a fantastic place to start. be sure to check out Danger Doom as well.

    Last night I basically had Grandmasters and Liquid Swords on repeat going.

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  • Dr.FunkensteinDr.Funkenstein Registered User regular
    edited September 2008
    Also Fonzworth Bentley is coming out with an album. I don't know why but its being produced by Kanye and Andre 3000 so I'm all for it

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  • zimfanzimfan Registered User
    edited September 2008
    I said a hip, a hop, the hippie, the hippie
    To the hip hip hop, a you dont stop
    The rock it to the bang bang boogie say up jumped the boogie
    To the rhythm of the boogie, the beat
    Now what you hear is not a test - I'm rappin to the beat
    And me, the groove, and my friends are gonna try to move your feet
    Ya see: I am Wonder Mike and I like to say hello
    To the black, to the white, the red, and the brown, the purple and yellow
    But first I gotta bang bang the boogie to the boogie
    Say up jump the boogie to the bang bang boogie
    Let's rock, you don't stop
    Rock the rhythm that will make your body rock
    Well, so far you've heard my voice but I brought two friends along
    And next on the mike is my man Hank:
    Come on, Hank, sing that song

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  • Clayton BigsbyClayton Bigsby Registered User regular
    edited September 2008
    I am currently enjoying Nas's Untitled

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    The N-word controversy aside it's a pretty tight album guys

    Also I scrounged around and dug up his performance on the Colbert Report:

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  • Dr.FunkensteinDr.Funkenstein Registered User regular
    edited September 2008
    I was really excited for Nas' new album but I don't know I just couldn't get into it

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  • AngryAngry Slang Pope Breakbeat MinisterRegistered User regular
    edited September 2008
    green lantern's mixtape is a much better listen to then the actual album.

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  • Bendery It Like BeckhamBendery It Like Beckham Hopeless Registered User regular
    edited September 2008
    Grouch and Eligh have some pretty dope tracks.

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  • FaricazyFaricazy Registered User
    edited September 2008
    i really like Digi Snacks. some say it's not one of his better albums, but i'm a sucker for good production, and Digi Snacks has excellent production.

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  • AngryAngry Slang Pope Breakbeat MinisterRegistered User regular
    edited September 2008
    digi snacks sounds really good yes. some songs are weak, but overall i would recommend it.

    nas's biggest problem is the production on a lot of his tracks is fucking terrible.

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  • zimfanzimfan Registered User
    edited September 2008
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=diiL9bqvalo

    Not much into rap but I love this song

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  • Dr.FunkensteinDr.Funkenstein Registered User regular
    edited September 2008
    Also new Nelly album coming out this month and new Busta Rhymes next month

    FUCK YES

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  • FaricazyFaricazy Registered User
    edited September 2008
    yeah i mean

    most of the time in rap i don't really absorb the lyrics, but the production, the rapper's voice, tone, and flow are important to me

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  • FaricazyFaricazy Registered User
    edited September 2008
    Lupe's style makes me pay attention to what he's saying though. Good stuff. And most of the time Doom is spouting off some outlandish stuff that you can't help but pay attention to.

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  • Dr.FunkensteinDr.Funkenstein Registered User regular
    edited September 2008
    I really listen to Ghostface whenever he's rapping. He tells the best stories

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  • Mai-KeroMai-Kero Registered User regular
    edited September 2008
    Faithless is really awesome

    and some of it is trip-hop, such as this:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c-MfC7pw1AM

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  • FaricazyFaricazy Registered User
    edited September 2008
    Mai-Kero wrote: »
    Faithless is really awesome

    and some of it is trip-hop, such as this:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c-MfC7pw1AM
    you just know he's tapping both ass

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  • NumeroNumero Registered User
    edited September 2008
    If you're into MF Doom, check out KMD's "Black Bastards." It's Doom and his brother before he died, and I'll be damned if that record wasn't fantastically ahead of its time.

    Much love for Aesop Rock, El-P, Big L and the Wu.

    Also, Only Built 4 Cuban Lynx is the best Wu-Tang offshoot solo record.

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  • Mai-KeroMai-Kero Registered User regular
    edited September 2008
    Faricazy wrote: »
    Mai-Kero wrote: »
    Faithless is really awesome

    and some of it is trip-hop, such as this:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c-MfC7pw1AM
    you just know he's tapping both ass

    couldn't blame him

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  • FaricazyFaricazy Registered User
    edited September 2008
    Mai-Kero wrote: »
    Faricazy wrote: »
    Mai-Kero wrote: »
    Faithless is really awesome

    and some of it is trip-hop, such as this:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c-MfC7pw1AM
    you just know he's tapping both ass

    couldn't blame him
    indeed not.

    one of the two is Dido's sister.

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  • FaricazyFaricazy Registered User
    edited September 2008
    or not

    hmmm

    europeans have silly names

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