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spanish announce table
August 13th, 2008, 8:06 PM
That Madvillainy Remix has some good stuff. "Can't Reform 'Em", "Butter King Jewels", "3.214" especially. Mostly just reminds me of how epic the original was.

SAT I listened to the Noyz album, it's dope. "Goin' Down" and "Get Up" are exactly the kind of sound I really enjoy right now. Who was rapping over the "Kick, Push" beat at the end there?

Thanks for listening! That was me rapping at the end. Left the hosts a little speechless there.

Stringer Bell
August 13th, 2008, 11:31 PM
Sorry but if you think you have more talent than Chris Brown then you don't know what you're talking about. Chris Brown is one of the most talented RnB artists in the world right now. Just cuz he doesnt please your hip hop taste, it doesnt mean he's shit. The track was clearly aimed at an RnB audience and from that perspective, it's a decent track. I agree that it does seem out of place in the album but blaming that on Chris Brown is stupid.

Why is there a song on a political/serious/no nonsense album that's aimed at an R&B audience? And no, it actually isn't. It's blatantly a club song.

How is Chris Brown talented? Explain it to me, then I'll consider taking you seriously. Until then you're just spouting out your opinion as if it were fact. "Chris Brown is one of the most talented RnB artists in the world right now" is one of the funniest things I have ever read on this message board, granted I've only been here 4 years, it's still hilarious. If you think Chris Brown is one of the most talented R&B artists from anywhere besides the room he is staying in, you're stuck on pop music and in denial. Simple and plain. I don't keep up with much modern R&B (because most of it sucks worse than Chris Brown), but I can easily name 15-20 artists that blow him out of the water. It has nothing to do with him "pleasing my hip-hop taste". You are really weird, RuneEdge.

Damn SAT, I forgot all about your rhyme over Kick, Push. That makes certain things even more interesting....

Good god, this is just as bad or worse...


I like catchy shit like that though. I've been on turned off to everything that usually comes out that I can't really just spit on a R&B laced Nas cut. I know dudes see Brown as a joke but the kid is really into his performances and shit. He went wild at one of those shows.

What do you mean by you "can't really just spit on a R&B laced Nas cut"? Are you a rapper in disguise? Chris Brown went wild?? Wow, that must have been amazing. Nick Cannon did that years ago and he will always suck. The kid is really into his performances, and shit? How many concerts have you seen? Obviously not many at all...

Stringer Bell
August 14th, 2008, 7:02 PM
BUMP BUMP.............


As silly as it sounds, I've decided to take my (somewhat) decent writing abilities to the next level and record some music. Our very own SAT made this beat, "Get Up"... thank you SAT!!!

http://www.myspace.com/riloduke

Simon
August 14th, 2008, 7:58 PM
Chris Brown is certainly talented. It is without a doubt down to your 'hip-hop taste' or, more specifically, the fact that the emphasis you place on your own credibility won't allow you to like a mainstream R&B act like Chris Brown. He's not amazing or anything, and he's certainly not original, but he's got a good voice and most of his singles are decent pop songs.

Matthew
August 14th, 2008, 8:42 PM
I agree with Simon. And the dude does put on a hell of a show, like him or not. Who cares if he plays towards the the teenage girls? It's still a good show. I don't see why the hate.

Adamy
August 14th, 2008, 10:20 PM
I really don't know what makes a talented R&B singer anymore, but he's certainly a talented dancer.

RuneEdge
August 15th, 2008, 4:32 AM
Why is there a song on a political/serious/no nonsense album that's aimed at an R&B audience? And no, it actually isn't. It's blatantly a club song.

How is Chris Brown talented? Explain it to me, then I'll consider taking you seriously. Until then you're just spouting out your opinion as if it were fact. "Chris Brown is one of the most talented RnB artists in the world right now" is one of the funniest things I have ever read on this message board, granted I've only been here 4 years, it's still hilarious. If you think Chris Brown is one of the most talented R&B artists from anywhere besides the room he is staying in, you're stuck on pop music and in denial. Simple and plain. I don't keep up with much modern R&B (because most of it sucks worse than Chris Brown), but I can easily name 15-20 artists that blow him out of the water. It has nothing to do with him "pleasing my hip-hop taste". You are really weird, RuneEdge.
First of all, like I've already said, I'm not denying that the track didnt belong on the album. But blaming that on Chris Brown is stupid. You should be blaming whoever it was that decided to put the song in the tracklist, whether thats Nas himself or the label pressuring him to include another RnB track to boost sales. If the track was on L.A.X. or Chris Browns album then no one would have a problem (except you cuz you're not "stuck on" pop music). And no, its not blatantly a club song. How the hell do you play that in the club? "Hero" is more of a club song and even that wouldnt get many plays.
Secondly, I'm not even gonna bother defending his talent. Its there for everyone to see and hear. And the fact that he writes his own lyrics gives him the edge over more than half the other RnB artists who use ghost writers and writing teams. But I'd love to see that list of 20 modern RnB artists that are better than him.

Stick to talking about hip hop cuz you dont have a clue about anything else.

TRO
August 15th, 2008, 6:56 AM
I don't know who Chris Brown is, but the term "R&B" seems to mean something completely different now than it did 30 years ago. And the definitions of words are constantly changing, so we should probably just roll with the punches and admit that, while Usher is no Bill Withers or Marvin Gaye, he's still a R&B artist, and a good one too. I mean, Green Day is a good rock band, that doesn't take anything away from the Beatles.

Simon
August 15th, 2008, 8:50 AM
I'd also like to see this list of 20 who are better than him. For my money the only person currently doing Chris Brown's thing better than Chris Brown is Usher. Maybe Anthony Hamilton.

son_of_foley
August 15th, 2008, 9:02 AM
NeYo is better than him

son_of_foley
August 15th, 2008, 9:08 AM
You could also make a case for

-Robin Thicke
-John Legend

Not sure about another 11-16 though

Simon
August 15th, 2008, 9:45 AM
NeYo is better than him

Ne-Yo puts out decent singles but his albums have been pretty crap.

Stringer Bell
August 15th, 2008, 9:50 AM
Ne-Yo is WAY better than Chris Brown will ever be...

Same for Robin Thicke and John Legend...

If someone REALLY wants me to post a list of more talented MODERN R&B singers, ask and you shall receive...

Simon
August 15th, 2008, 9:56 AM
We've already asked.

son_of_foley
August 15th, 2008, 10:09 AM
I'm not saying chris brown is shite though. Run it with Juelz is still a nice song.

Torn
August 15th, 2008, 10:26 AM
WITH YOU WITH YOU WITH YOU WITH YOU WITH YOU

Simon
August 15th, 2008, 10:35 AM
I need your boobs...gotta see your boobs.

Stringer Bell
August 15th, 2008, 3:04 PM
Seriously now, Chris Brown grew up an hour from my house, I know a few people that went to school with him. He is a talentless hack that writes little to none of his music (regardless of what you might hear or read). He can dance, cool. Ne-Yo can dance better, so can every B-Boy in the history of hip-hop. He puts on a good performance? I would never pay money to see this guy. Like I said, I know a few people who knew him personally, he's a little chump with a stylist that picks out his entire wardrobe. The kid is a joke like PCP smoke.


Better current R&B singers include, but are not limited to....

The Dream
Erykah Badu
D'Angelo
Ne-Yo
Robin Thicke
John Legend
Chrisette Michelle
Usher (uhh.. hello?)
R. Kelly
D'Wele
Raheem DeVaughn
Keith Sweat
112
New Edition
Beyonce
Luther Vandross
Case
Joe
Jagged Edge
Ciara



Let me know if you need more for some reason...

Torn
August 15th, 2008, 3:07 PM
They are shit compared to super Chris Brown. Your hip hop credibility went RIGHT DOWN THE DRAIN with these comparisons mate, unlucky.

COS IF I GOT YOU I DONT NEED MONEY I DONT NEED CARS GIRL YOU KNOW OAHAHHHH!H!!!!!

Mantaur
August 15th, 2008, 3:14 PM
Luther Vandross. Good choice that.

Mike Skillz
August 15th, 2008, 3:42 PM
("I watch CBS, and I see BS.."),

Chino XL:How the broke crooks in videos leave me stressed/ I'll turn on channel 2 if I wanna CBS, bitch

Stringer Bell
August 15th, 2008, 4:26 PM
Nice. What song is that? Chino XL has been a beast since his debut album in 1996 I believe it was.

Mike Skillz
August 15th, 2008, 5:26 PM
What you Got? From I Told You So (2002) also available on Kiss of the Dragon Soundtrack.

And yeah he's a beast. i finally got Something Sacred (Playalitical and Chino XL) and its a pretty good LP, Playalitical is out matched lyrically (as most would) but he does well for himself. However Chino just makes you wish this was all him.

spanish announce table
August 15th, 2008, 7:10 PM
Luther Vandross. Good choice that.

That just reminded me of the time I first heard "Sweet Sugar Pie" by ODB, and how I burst out laughing on the bus when he randomly yells out Luther's name.

Right now, I'm on the Blue Sky Black Death song "Engage my Words" with Jus Allah and Sabac. The beat is sick, and the MC's attack it something fierce.

Jus: "Each line meditates so deep its a trance/
If I told you to hang yourself, you'd leap at the chance/
When you hear Jus Allah, its not a reason to dance/
What you see is enhanced, what you believe in expands/"

Sabac: "My knowledge escalates like suicide rates around the holidays"

Stringer Bell
August 15th, 2008, 8:53 PM
Is that a new BSBD song or something? :dunno: Let me know how I did with "Sound of Silence", SAT..


The Game's new album is out. I'm not posting links anymore. F that.

Also, new Jay-Z single from The Blueprint 3, "Jockin Jay-Z", is nuts!!!!!

Flow (Ice Cold) 3000
August 16th, 2008, 4:00 AM
Luther Vandross. Good choice that.

ahahahaha

N.E.R.F.
August 16th, 2008, 5:22 PM
Jockin' Jay-Z is brilliant.

Adamy
August 16th, 2008, 7:52 PM
Maybe Rick Ross is realer that I thought...

http://www.mtv.com/news/articles/1592890/20080815/ross__rick__rap_.jhtml

The best part of this is the text message he sent to the guy.


Niggas will learn... trillaaaa

TRO
August 17th, 2008, 8:21 AM
Ha, Ciara. Wow. Rihanna is better than that shit.

Stringer Bell
August 17th, 2008, 1:31 PM
Here's all I have to say...........

The Game has the album of the year. Yup. It's better than the Nas album. Quote me on that. The song with Nas is 10000000000x better than "Make The World Go Round". Good god, The Game has improved somehow. Instead of being an ignorant rapper with constant name drops, he's now a true QUALITY EMCEE. Over quality beats as always. This album is AMAZING. AMAZING. AMAZING. AMAZING. AMAZING. AMAZING.

Also, on the topic of R&B singers and Chris Brown....

Chris Brown is not on The Game's album. Do you know who is? Three R&B singers who just happened to be on that little list I wrote. Ne-Yo, Raheem DeVaugn, and Chrisette Michelle. So yeah... yeah...........

Why they jockin Riley?

Deka
August 17th, 2008, 3:48 PM
What do you guys think of that Nas song, "We're Not Alone"?

Stringer Bell
August 17th, 2008, 3:59 PM
Oh and did I mention that GZA has a new album out?!?!?!?!?!!?

Stringer Bell
August 19th, 2008, 1:20 AM
Check out my new music, please..

Welcome To This Motherfucker

Mantaur
August 19th, 2008, 1:42 AM
I'll pass.

Stringer Bell
August 19th, 2008, 2:11 AM
Who are you again? How many posts do you have in this thread? I haven't seen you around much Mr. Eric B and Rakim. I'm sure you're a BIG fan of Rakim, huh? Have you ever seen him live?

Adamy
August 19th, 2008, 2:39 AM
I think Little Jackie might have the song of the summer.

http://www.myspace.com/littlejackiemusic

spanish announce table
August 19th, 2008, 6:30 PM
New GZA album is dope. So far, "Columbian Ties" and "Alphabets" are my favorites tracks. RZA aboslutely kills "Pencil".

Hack
August 19th, 2008, 7:43 PM
Who are you again? How many posts do you have in this thread? I haven't seen you around much Mr. Eric B and Rakim. I'm sure you're a BIG fan of Rakim, huh? Have you ever seen him live?


What does seeing him live have to do with anything?

Matthew
August 19th, 2008, 8:54 PM
hes not xhardxcorex

Adamy
August 19th, 2008, 10:01 PM
The extra 'x' means extra hardxcore.

Adamy
August 20th, 2008, 1:48 AM
You know what song is STILL amazing is "I Got 5 On It" by Luniz.

Stringer Bell
August 20th, 2008, 2:21 AM
Why wouldn't it be??!

Miotch
August 20th, 2008, 3:17 AM
Has the MF Grimm been posted? If not, and I have time tomorrow, maybe I'll put it up.

Flow (Ice Cold) 3000
August 20th, 2008, 5:43 AM
Hmmm the new Game is a bit of a change, especially from Documentary. Not such good car music now as there are really few bangers on it. The songs with Luda and Ne Yo fit the bill though. Luda's verse is actually fucking quality.

If I didn't come in this thread I wouldn't have heard about the album... mad

Stringer Bell
August 21st, 2008, 1:32 PM
I've been warned about this bullshit, and now I'm all out of warnings.

POW POW GUNFINGAZ!

Miotch
August 21st, 2008, 2:18 PM
Fuck off with that shit. I'm not going to report the post as you actually contribute to this thread, but your melt down is reaching an epic proportion. You once added something to this forum, and now you're nothing but a gimmicky shitbag who's doing things to piss people off. Fucking quit it.

RockOverBoston
August 21st, 2008, 7:25 PM
Yeah, that's the last we'll be seeing of Stringer Bell.

Miotch
August 21st, 2008, 7:29 PM
POW POW GUNFINGAZ!!! Ahahaha.

I want to go on record as saying that it's too bad, as he actually added something to this thread specifically. However, this was a meltdown to end all meltdowns, so meh.

Hero!
August 21st, 2008, 8:05 PM
How long ROB? Perma?

Hack
August 21st, 2008, 8:52 PM
Somebody fill me in, what happened.

Miotch
August 21st, 2008, 9:02 PM
Somebody fill me in, what happened.

Short version: Stringer posted pics in the asylum and got ripped to shreds because he put a gun in his mouth, held a knife to his neck, and had a tattoo that looked ridiculous. Then he told a story about how he got mugged selling drugs on his own front porch. After being ripped apart for that, he claimed that it was all a work to show how stupid everyone is here. He antagonized people outside of the asylum and got a 3 day, I believe. When he came back he continued his meltdown in the pic thread and started to 'pimp' his own hip hop shit. When he was warned that advertising is not allowed he went off the deepend and spammed several threads with the links in an obnoxious manner. His sig asked to be banned, and I believe he now is indefinitely.

God, and that's the SHORT version. Think I hit all the pertinent points though.

Hack
August 21st, 2008, 9:06 PM
I knew the first part, the last half is all new. Fascinating.

Edit: By the way, I've really liked both of TI's singles from Paper Trail. "Whatever You Like" is obviously about as mainstream as a song can get, but it's catchy as hell, and not in annoying way. Kind of reminds me of a Blueprint-era Jay single.

And the new Elzhi ... good stuff, I'm digging it. Black Milk is such a beast.

spanish announce table
August 23rd, 2008, 2:21 PM
Black Milk's track with GZA off Pro Tools is insane. The drums hit hard, and GZA kills the lyrics. "Me to hip hop is like Einstein to science/ a match made in heaven, most likely alliance/"

QuietStorm
August 23rd, 2008, 8:58 PM
BuckMarley has always been somewhat of a douchebag. I personally never cared about his stupid hip hop show pictures or his crappy Weathermen tattoo. He comes off as a bit of a Stan. Glad he kicked the Rajah bucket.

On topic, I wish I still had a desire to check out new hip hop that slips by the cracks. It's more that I just don't have the time. Haven't really been immersed in the underground of hip hop for about 18 months now so I am fairly clueless to what's been going on.

I'll always get a hold of stuff from my favorite artists but getting any new stuff that I have no knowledge of doesn't really happen anymore.

Do love the Nas album though and I have Buck 65's stuff that came out a few months back on heavy rotation. Of course I am also looking forward to the new album coming out by CANIBUS and I plan on buying the Prolyphic/Reanimator album fairly soon.

Mike Skillz
August 25th, 2008, 7:40 AM
Got a request, has anyone got What Part of The Game by Killah Priest Feat Ras Kass?

Adamy
August 25th, 2008, 1:09 PM
ahahaha "Mike Skillz"

Mike Skillz
August 25th, 2008, 6:01 PM
Yes, Mike Skillz...

Adamy
August 25th, 2008, 11:55 PM
Did you used to be someone else? That handle is brilliant.

TRO
August 26th, 2008, 6:21 AM
BuckMarley has always been somewhat of a douchebag. I personally never cared about his stupid hip hop show pictures or his crappy Weathermen tattoo. He comes off as a bit of a Stan. Glad he kicked the Rajah bucket.

Well yeah those pictures were dumb "hey guys look at me chillin with Ill Bill WOOO" but I always overlooked them because he uploaded so many albums. Like constantly. This thread has saved me so much time and money trying to track down hip-hop leaks and whatnot, and buckmarley was a huge part of that. I'm pretty annoyed that he went off the deep end. I even sent him a pm last month to say "dude, you're acting like a fuckup, knock it off", but he didn't knock it off at all.

Right now I'm really digging the Madvillain remixes, "Sly Fox", and I somehow randomly came across the promo mixtape for "Blazing Arrow" that J Rocc made for Blackalicious. It's got some new beats, new rhymes, different verses over classics like "Swan Lake", it's pretty good. Between that, the Beat Junkies, and those Dilla tribute mixes that he did a couple years ago, J Rocc is officially on my watch list.

RuneEdge
August 26th, 2008, 8:53 AM
Lots more of Paper Trail has leaked. Sounds good so far. Still waiting for the other DanjaHandz and Timbaland tracks though.

Hack
August 27th, 2008, 12:30 AM
Paper Trails is going to be insane, haha. One song that leaks samples "Paper Planes," now one samples possibly the most hilarious Internet clip of all time. http://www.prefixmag.com/media/ti/livin-my-life-rihanna-mp3/21018/

spanish announce table
August 27th, 2008, 1:05 PM
Check it out peeps. My new instrumental album.

http://www.zshare.net/download/17733504db04df02/

Deka
August 27th, 2008, 7:51 PM
I have a new favorite track by The Game. "Angel" featuring Common (...and it sounds like Jamie Foxx on the hook). Unbelievably smooth.

Chris Scott
August 28th, 2008, 2:48 PM
First time listening to The Game's new album on Tuesday I was not that impressed, however since numerous times later the album is class. I remember thinking the same with his second, his first I instantly liked.

spanish announce table
August 29th, 2008, 12:25 AM
http://rapidshare.com/files/140715925/backitup.rar

New Madlib!

spanish announce table
September 6th, 2008, 8:05 PM
Is anybody else really hyped for September? Royce, Planet Asia & Muggs, Termanology, Heltah Skeltah, Large Pro, Black Milk, Hell Razah, Chief Kamachi & Killah Priest, Outerspace. There might be a few others I'm forgetting, but thats a hell of list.

Also, Stringer Bell dropped his first mixtape.
http://www.zshare.net/download/18319881b9edc761

Chris Scott
September 6th, 2008, 8:20 PM
That is a pretty dam good list.

Killah Priest :yes:

TRO
September 7th, 2008, 5:07 PM
I'm also hyped for the next six weeks. Silver Jews, Talib Kweli and David Banner, Gogol Bordello, Hieroglyphics and Blues Scholars, Nick Cave, Sigur Ros, Mountain Goats. I definitely have to be at a few of those shows.

Ringo
September 7th, 2008, 5:35 PM
Minus David Dickhead Banner, that is an amazing list. I have only recently been getting into Mountain Goats, and I now absolutely share your love. They are amazing.

TRO
September 7th, 2008, 6:41 PM
Yeah, not to take this too off-topic, but they're pretty much my favorite band ever right now. Darnielle's also recorded a new EP that's only going to be on sale at these upcoming shows. Wooo.

Adamy
September 7th, 2008, 7:15 PM
I AM GOING TO MAKE IT THROUGH THIS YEAR IF IT KILLS ME

TRO
September 7th, 2008, 7:19 PM
I AM GOING TO MAKE A MOUNTAIN GOATS THREAD because this is going to obliterate all rap discussion. Just let me upload some songs here (including the AESOP ROCK remix of "Lovecraft in Brooklyn"). There, I made a tenuous connection to hip-hop.

Ringo
September 7th, 2008, 7:29 PM
Excellent. Also Heretic Pride is amazing I don't know what you were on about when you said it was their worst yet (although I haven't heard them all yet tbf).

Adamy
September 8th, 2008, 1:45 AM
We talk a lot about rappers in this thread, but never really about producers. Supwitdat?

I have to rep Carnival Beats out of Houston. "Still Tippin" (Mike Jones) and "Draped Up And Dripped Out" (Bun B) are my faves, but I don't think I've ever disliked anything they've ever done.

http://www.myspace.com/carnivalbeatsent

Hack
September 9th, 2008, 12:06 AM
Good call, Adam/y.

Fantom of the Beats did my two favorite songs on More Fish, I've been looking out for more from him every since. More Fish is so underrated, especially when you consider how average Ghostface's next album was ...

When I'm not watching football, I'll try to further more producer discussion, maybe we can all actually talk about it without just listing names and nothing else.

Hack
September 9th, 2008, 12:06 AM
Good call, Adam/y.

Fantom of the Beats did my two favorite songs on More Fish, I've been looking out for more from him every since. More Fish is so underrated, especially when you consider how average Ghostface's next album was ...

When I'm not watching football, I'll try to further more producer discussion, maybe we can all actually talk about it without just listing names and nothing else.

Adamy
September 9th, 2008, 12:29 AM
I really love weirdos like Prefuse 73, but it's tough to actually rap over beats that elaborate. I remember thinking that his track with Aesop Rock and MF Doom would destroy the world, but then it turned out to be kind of boring.

I think there's something to be said for keeping a beat predictable. One thing I learned from playing drums in bands was how important a fill is - not as a way to show off, but as a signal to the listener (and often the rest of the band) that something new is about to happen.

TRO
September 9th, 2008, 7:17 AM
I agree. I remember, I think it was Hack, a couple years ago, before The Outsider came out, asking why DJ Shadow doesn't collaborate with more big name MCs. Well. Can you imagine Jay-Z trying to rap over "What Does Your Soul Look Like (Part 4)"... It's too much. I imagine that Shadow could do standard rap songs pretty easily (see "Halfway Home" by Blackalicious), but would he really have any desire to do so? I think most rappers would rather collab with Just Blaze or Kanye instead of trying to figure out what the fuck to say over a DJ Shadow beat.

And yeah, it's not just Prefuse 73. The instrumental of "Saliva" (Doom and RJD2) is frankly better than the original.

Hack
September 9th, 2008, 8:56 PM
Three random things I'd like to throw out there.

1. http://www.prefixmag.com/news/doom-born-into-this/21419/
2. Like Father, Like Son is at least 3 times as good as The Carter III
3. New Jay and new Kanye albums are supposed to come out this December ... Kanye's is rumored to be all singing, no rapping. Jay's ... well, he always releases a disappointing album after a classic, so I hope the trend doesn't continue.

Adamy
September 9th, 2008, 9:14 PM
2. Like Father, Like Son is at least 3 times as good as The Carter III

hahaha

That album actually turned out pretty good for something that seemed like a toss-off. "Over Here Hustlin" and "All That" were good "big" beats, and there was that weird song with Rick Ross and T-Pain not using a vocalizer.

Morrison
September 9th, 2008, 9:22 PM
3. New Jay and new Kanye albums are supposed to come out this December ... Kanye's is rumored to be all singing, no rapping. Jay's ... well, he always releases a disappointing album after a classic, so I hope the trend doesn't continue.



I love 'Jockin' Jay-Z,' so at least it'll have that. What I'm not digging is this new 'Kayne Sings' stuff. 'Love Lockdown,' at least the live VMA performance, sounded like shit. Gonna take some good shit to turn me around on that.

Hack
September 9th, 2008, 9:58 PM
hahaha

That album actually turned out pretty good for something that seemed like a toss-off. "Over Here Hustlin" and "All That" were good "big" beats, and there was that weird song with Rick Ross and T-Pain not using a vocalizer.


"1st Key," "Army Gunz," "High," "About All That," which you mentioned ... seriously, that album is crazy. And we haven't even mentioned "Stuntin' Like My Daddy" ...

RuneEdge
September 11th, 2008, 8:08 PM
DJ Khaled and Nelly's albums are out (atleast online). Khaled's album isn't as good as his last IMO. Nothing really stands out from it. I kinda like Brass Knuckles though.

Billmatic
September 12th, 2008, 5:42 PM
I love 'Jockin' Jay-Z,' so at least it'll have that. What I'm not digging is this new 'Kayne Sings' stuff. 'Love Lockdown,' at least the live VMA performance, sounded like shit. Gonna take some good shit to turn me around on that.

I'm not sure if I love this song or hate it.

I do admire the lengths he'll go to avoid making the same album twice though.

Miotch
September 17th, 2008, 3:58 AM
Hey, so does anyone have a leak of the new Madvillain?

Rep and, uh, anything you want from me in return music wise to whoever finds it?

TRO
September 17th, 2008, 4:47 PM
http://isohunt.com/torrent_details/48875091/madvillain?tab=summary

That's where I got it. Also I think the beat on "Butter King Jewels" is better than pretty much anything on the original album. Soooo grimy.

Miotch
September 17th, 2008, 5:18 PM
Thanks TRO, but I ended up paying for it. Unnecessarily, mind you.

:(

TRO
September 17th, 2008, 5:25 PM
Did you at least get the vinyl?

But hey isn't "Butter King Jewels" just absolutely sick? I've been listening to that nonstop since I got it.

"ARE YOU ROLLING? ARE YOU ROLLING? you rolling?"

Cenalover78
September 17th, 2008, 5:31 PM
I love 'Jockin' Jay-Z,' so at least it'll have that. What I'm not digging is this new 'Kayne Sings' stuff. 'Love Lockdown,' at least the live VMA performance, sounded like shit. Gonna take some good shit to turn me around on that.

Morrison we have something in common, I love Jockin Jay-Z, Kanye singing is okay in small doses, I don't want to hear a whole album of it. But I do appreciate that he goes out of his way to try something new and different.

Miotch
September 17th, 2008, 5:33 PM
I'm not to it yet. I'll let you know.

Miotch
September 17th, 2008, 5:43 PM
Did you at least get the vinyl?

But hey isn't "Butter King Jewels" just absolutely sick? I've been listening to that nonstop since I got it.

"ARE YOU ROLLING? ARE YOU ROLLING? you rolling?"

It's fiiiiiiiiilthy, like yer mom.

This is pretty effing dope, to be honest.

Mike Skillz
September 17th, 2008, 6:18 PM
Morrison we have something in common, I love Jockin Jay-Z, Kanye singing is okay in small doses, I don't want to hear a whole album of it. But I do appreciate that he goes out of his way to try something new and different.


Am i Missing Something with Jockin Jay-Z? I think its okay but i cant understand all the love for it, the last 2 times i DJed and played it, crowd was hyped for it. (then again they were hyped for Stepped on my J's too.)

spanish announce table
September 17th, 2008, 6:19 PM
Anybody check out the new Royce, and Muggs vs Planet Asia? After a quick run through, Bar Exam 2 is more of the same sharp rhymes from Royce, but the beat selection is weaker compared to the first mixtape. Pain Language, on the other hand, is awesome in terms of both beats and rhymes. Muggs delivers again, and Asia steps his game up when working with the legend.

Black Milk dropped a free instrumental album recently. I shall return with the download link shortly.

Mike Skillz
September 17th, 2008, 6:26 PM
Anybody check out the new Royce, and Muggs vs Planet Asia? After a quick run through, Bar Exam 2 is more of the same sharp rhymes from Royce, but the beat selection is weaker compared to the first mixtape.


Which reminds me, A friend sent me Royce's The Revival. But i haven't seen a single review/release date/. its got tracks lile Taxi Driver and Apart of me. i might put it up if i have time.

Cenalover78
September 17th, 2008, 6:28 PM
Am i Missing Something with Jockin Jay-Z? I think its okay but i cant understand all the love for it, the last 2 times i DJed and played it, crowd was hyped for it. (then again they were hyped for Stepped on my J's too.)


LOL. I like stepped on my J's too. Neither song is anything special, but they do make ya wanna dance in the club, so they serve their purpose.

Mike Skillz
September 17th, 2008, 6:37 PM
By the way Hip-Hop Heads, i posted in



i thought this was funny and i decided to share it

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=21OH0wlkfbc&feature=related

so if anyone hasn't seen it...

kaiken
September 17th, 2008, 9:46 PM
Just got turned on to Snob Scrilla. A US based Australian rapper. Just ridiculously catchy stuff.

Debut single, "There you go again" (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b4ZBemAtE20)

Cover of the Presets (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uFwwtJkpH6U&feature=related)



He does a track with Del the Funky Homosapien, too. Good stuff.

http://www.myspace.com/snobscrilla

Pete Cash
September 18th, 2008, 4:25 AM
He is Australian in the sense he has lived in Australia for a few years ;)

I like Australian hiphop and think that its probably the best UNDERGROUND Australian music right now. The Herd are brilliant, although so very political.

Pete Cash
September 18th, 2008, 7:56 AM
Am i Missing Something with Jockin Jay-Z? I think its okay but i cant understand all the love for it, the last 2 times i DJed and played it, crowd was hyped for it. (then again they were hyped for Stepped on my J's too.)

Wests beat sounds a bit uninspired, but its a fun song. I dig it, but i don't love it. It's certainly no Encore or Lucifer as far as those two go.

Ringo
September 18th, 2008, 10:50 AM
Cadence Weapon's Breaking Kayfabe was a favourite of mine when it came out, but after a few listens to his new one - Afterparty Babies, I sort of dismissed it. Wasn't really doing anything for me. However, by chance I heard Real Estate the other day and thought "cor blimey, this is bloody good!", and as a result I gave the album another listen. I'm really liking it, although it is definitely no BK.

In conclusion, LISTEN to it!

http://www.drinkinginadelaide.be/wp-content/myfotos/music/Cadence_Weapon-Afterparty_Babies_b.jpg

http://rapidshare.com/files/86099313/rap4u_CW_2008.rar.html

raymondjackso25
September 19th, 2008, 12:51 PM
We talk a lot about rappers in this thread, but never really about producers. Supwitdat?

I have to rep Carnival Beats out of Houston. "Still Tippin" (Mike Jones) and "Draped Up And Dripped Out" (Bun B) are my faves, but I don't think I've ever disliked anything they've ever done.

http://www.myspace.com/carnivalbeatsent

Trunk Bang by Swift is a good beat from Carnival Beats also. And Chibatta Bread by Basswood Lane is good too.

Deka
September 19th, 2008, 6:58 PM
DJ Khaled and Nelly's albums are out (atleast online). Khaled's album isn't as good as his last IMO. Nothing really stands out from it. I kinda like Brass Knuckles though.

DJ Khaled's album is garbage and so is Nelly's. The only decent track on Khaled's album is, "She's Fine" with Sean Paul, Missy Elliott, and Busta Rhymes. Sean Paul's vocals on the hook gets kinda annoying, but it's definetely good enough for top 10 radio play and the clubs.

Nelly's song with T.I. and LL Cool J is disappointing. When you see two names like that featured on a track together you expect alot more. The only other track worth even talking about is "Long Night" with Usher and that's only because of Usher and the great production J. Lac. Nelly flow on the track is atrocious. It doesn't even go with the mood of the track. It's a slow, mellow joint and he's on it yelling through the entire duration. Pretty disappointing, because, otherwise, it would be a great track. "Let It Go Lil' Mama", to me, is the only really solid track on his album. Solid club/radio track, that's it.

Deka
September 19th, 2008, 7:03 PM
On a side note, I have to admit that I'm starting to like that new E-40 song with Akon, "Wake It Up". Yeah, E-40's flow is horrific, but Akon's vocals and a really well produced instrumental help to save the song. I am a sucker for slow grooving hip-hop/rap tracks when they are done right and that one was done right enough, I think. Not looking forward to E-40's album though.

Ringo
September 19th, 2008, 7:20 PM
Nelly's everything is garbage. I really don't know how fans of blatantly good hip-hop can, at the same time, rate that guy in any way.

spanish announce table
September 19th, 2008, 9:58 PM
"Country Grammar" was cool for a minute because it was new and fresh, but then "EI" came out and sounded exactly the same. Then musically he just dropped brick after brick. Air Force Ones, Pimp Juice, Whatsyaname, etc. I'll admit that I dig the song with the country dude though.

http://www.zshare.net/audio/1864307700165dba/
So I recorded a song. The quality isnt the greatest as I did this in my bedroom, on a 10+ year old mic, at 6:30 in the morning, while being doped up on allergy medication, but its the basic gist of what the song will sound like. I will eventually be re-recording it, but I did this just to get some feedback from people. I talk about the political situation in India in 1984, the tensions between Sikhs and Hindus, and assassination of Indira Gandhi, and the subsequent street riots and hate crimes.

N.E.R.F.
September 20th, 2008, 6:12 AM
Nelly's new disc has some good beats on. The one with Snoop and Nate for example.

TRO
September 20th, 2008, 8:04 AM
We talk a lot about rappers in this thread, but never really about producers. Supwitdat?

Well, shit. What are the best producers ever? Certainly, I would mention some candidates: Prince Paul, RZA, Dr. Dre, DJ Premier, Pete Rock, J Dilla, DJ Shadow, Q-Tip, Madlib, Kanye, Chief Xcel, Eric B., Dan the Automator, Just Blaze, Timbaland, Large Professor, DJ Jazzy Jeff, Beatnuts, Alchemist, Dangermouse, the Neptunes, ?uestlove, DJ Spinna, DJ Muggs, 9th Wonder, Havoc, Hi Tek, MF Doom, Mathematics... I'd say my top ten are pretty much where it's at...

Adamy
September 20th, 2008, 11:26 AM
I thought Eric B. was President.

Dubya
September 20th, 2008, 11:31 AM
"Country Grammar" was cool for a minute because it was new and fresh, but then "EI" came out and sounded exactly the same. Then musically he just dropped brick after brick. Air Force Ones, Pimp Juice, Whatsyaname, etc. I'll admit that I dig the song with the country dude though.
.

That country song was horrid, but Country Grammar was a brilliant cd, from start to finish. Love it. I don't like anything he did after that, but I'd have to admit that Country Grammar is probably one of my favorite hip hop cds.


On a side note, I have to admit that I'm starting to like that new E-40 song with Akon, "Wake It Up". Yeah, E-40's flow is horrific, but Akon's vocals and a really well produced instrumental help to save the song. I am a sucker for slow grooving hip-hop/rap tracks when they are done right and that one was done right enough, I think. Not looking forward to E-40's album though.

E-40 has some pretty good music. You shouldn't have to admit to liking him. There are few people that make beats as good as he does, consistantly. His flow is a little weird, but you get used to it. If you're really a sucker for 'slow grooving hip-hop/rap tracks when they are done right' you would love most of E-40's stuff. He makes great beats. Probably the main reason he's stayed around for so long.

Deka
September 20th, 2008, 11:49 AM
I like "Country Grammar". Still think that's his best song. "Flap Your Wings" is a classic club joint to me and still bangs even today. Also like a couple of other songs off of the Sweat/Suit album. The one with Missy Elliott and Mobb Deep, "Playa" and the one where he samples the NBA on NBC theme, "Heart Of A Champion" is nice. Also like "'N Dey Say".

And how could I forget "Dilemma" with Kelly Rowland. Classic love-sap hip-hop right there with an amazing beat.

spanish announce table
September 20th, 2008, 3:37 PM
http://rs311.rapidshare.com/files/144564322/Ill_Bill-The_Hour_Of_Reprisal-2008-C4.tar

Ill Bill - The Hour of Reprisal

spanish announce table
September 21st, 2008, 11:27 AM
This is Stringer Bell's myspace. Just for the hell of it, me and him recorded a song together over CNN's "Calm Down". Let me know what you guys think.

http://www.myspace.com/riloduke

Matthew
September 21st, 2008, 12:33 PM
nope

Morrison
September 21st, 2008, 11:11 PM
This is Stringer Bell's myspace. Just for the hell of it, me and him recorded a song together over CNN's "Calm Down". Let me know what you guys think.

http://www.myspace.com/riloduke

Seriously, he was banned for constantly promoting his webpages, and now he's got you doing it for him from the grave.

No.

spanish announce table
September 22nd, 2008, 7:26 AM
My bad. I dont know the whole story behind his banning.

Anyway, here's the new Madlib
http://rapidshare.com/files/147079698/flipthescript.rar

Jake One
http://rapidshare.com/files/145184618/starmusic.rar

DJ Muggs VS Planet Asia (Really enjoying this one a lot)
http://rapidshare.com/files/144867730/cypressnew.rar

DJ Revolution
http://rapidshare.com/files/144117927/kingofthehalls.rar

Miotch
September 22nd, 2008, 6:07 PM
Those have all been removed.

Can someone rehost the Jake One for me? He's our writer and it's been a pain trying to get a copy of it, so I'd like to be able to listen all the way through. There's a track with Doom on there that's freakin ill.

Whoever rehosts it gets a cookie and rep.

Thanks

spanish announce table
September 24th, 2008, 9:09 AM
Heltah Skeltah - D.I.R.T.
http://rapidshare.com/files/147959325/replaceitgooddice.rar

"That's Incredible" samples Goldust's theme song!

Adamy
September 24th, 2008, 10:57 PM
New Streets album. I haven't listened to this yet, but his last album was really boring, but I think that might have been on purpose.

http://www.megaupload.com/?d=R61F6783

Simon
September 25th, 2008, 5:06 AM
It's better than his last one but still not a patch on the first one, which is perfect. The title track is great though.

Flow (Ice Cold) 3000
September 25th, 2008, 7:10 AM
The Hardest Way wasn't that bad. The title track was good, Never Been to Church, All Goes Out the Window was a tuuuuune. Pranging Out is a fucking beast of a song. I wasn't a huge fan of Hotel Expressionism, or that song about differences in american/english language. War of the Sexes/When You Wasn't Famous got old quickly; I didn't think it was terrible by any means though.

Saw the new(ish?) video where he gets evicted from his house or sank, looks good. Can't wait to listen to this

Miotch
September 25th, 2008, 11:46 AM
Those have all been removed.

Can someone rehost the Jake One for me? He's our writer and it's been a pain trying to get a copy of it, so I'd like to be able to listen all the way through. There's a track with Doom on there that's freakin ill.

Whoever rehosts it gets a cookie and rep.

Thanks

:happysad:

TRO
September 27th, 2008, 6:18 AM
Mitch I looked for it on the best rap leaks website around, the link had already been severed. Believe me, for a new DOOM verse I would travel to the ends of the interweb.

Morrison
September 27th, 2008, 8:17 PM
He's another link to the new Madlib.

http://sendspace.com/file/cdqotk

spanish announce table
September 28th, 2008, 12:22 PM
http://rapidshare.com/files/148816246/Sabac-The_Ritual-2008.rar

New Sabac. Downloading right now. I had no idea he even had an album coming out. Production from Ill Bill and Blue Sky Black Death, among others.

spanish announce table
October 2nd, 2008, 4:44 PM
The new Jedi Mind Tricks single is available for download on the Babygrande website. Stoupe kills the beat! Paz is solid, but I think the anticipation was around how Jus Allah would sound. He starts his verse off great, but the second half is more of the stuff he did on the last AOTP album. Overall, a good song, and a promising start to the album.

Hack
October 4th, 2008, 1:35 PM
Anybody else been listening to the new People Under the Stairs record? It's dope as hell.

Here, watch a video from it: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H8av64Va_-4

Adamy
October 7th, 2008, 10:45 PM
I have to say, rap radio has been surprisingly enjoyable lately... "My Life" by Game, "Whatever You Like" by T.I., "Mrs. Officer" by Lil Wayne f/ Bobby Valentino, and even this new Nelly joint with Akon is great.

Also, B.O.B. is blowing up. Props to him; "Cloud Nine" was a fantastic song.

Hack
October 7th, 2008, 11:45 PM
"My Life" is ridiculous, isn't it? Holy shit. I love it.

Loving the Johnson and Jonson album right now. Blu is a monster.

Billmatic
October 9th, 2008, 11:12 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d7G-o9oUnvc

Kanye is officially the most ridiculous dude on the planet

TRO
October 10th, 2008, 6:33 AM
hahhaa he sounds like Cher...

Hack
October 10th, 2008, 7:22 PM
I kind of like that Kanye is doing this ... I don't know ... if dude is going to be so cocky, it's tight that he is at least doing something different.

Fro
October 10th, 2008, 7:36 PM
I just wish he would do more of a collaborative album with mad guest spots. Dude can make beats like crazy but his rapping is so so.

Billmatic
October 10th, 2008, 8:06 PM
I kind of like that Kanye is doing this ... I don't know ... if dude is going to be so cocky, it's tight that he is at least doing something different.



No doubt. Like I said, its pretty admirable the lengths he'll go to not make the same album twice.

and this version of "Love Lockdown" on Ellen is actually pretty awesome, especially the end. He does manage to put on a great show no matter where he is.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_e66e5H_FWs

Morrison
October 11th, 2008, 12:08 AM
I just wish he would do more of a collaborative album with mad guest spots. Dude can make beats like crazy but his rapping is so so.

Eh, I'd say his skills as a rapper are pretty underrated.

TRO
October 11th, 2008, 5:51 AM
Thinkin back to the projects and they way they tore em all up
Like, when I do a project, and come back and tear them all up

spanish announce table
October 14th, 2008, 2:39 PM
I've uploaded 10 new beats. Personally, I feel these are some of the best beats I've done. Any feedback is much appreciated. Thanks!

http://www.zshare.net/audio/20492153a4598263/

http://www.zshare.net/audio/20492221230c52a9/

http://www.zshare.net/audio/20492273632ddb54/

http://www.zshare.net/audio/204923334ac7c963/

http://www.zshare.net/audio/204924044d7c2ff9/

http://www.zshare.net/audio/20492477adf2a2a1/

http://www.zshare.net/audio/2049251860dcb338/

http://www.zshare.net/audio/20492573ceb34f71/

http://www.zshare.net/audio/20492623b6bf1ebc/

http://www.zshare.net/audio/1994666422bc53ed/

RuneEdge
October 14th, 2008, 3:09 PM
What did you use to make these?

Morrison
October 16th, 2008, 11:19 AM
"I'm Having A Relapse" (http://www.zshare.net/audio/20617146f1166a42/)

New Eminem track. Good beat, no chorus, Quick and succinct. Pretty damn good.

Fro
October 30th, 2008, 1:52 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kDDv6pAbN_U

Thoughts? Looks pretty formulaic but I'll check it when it comes on DVD.

N.E.R.F.
October 30th, 2008, 4:13 PM
Been listening to Fab's second album a lot recently (no idea why) and it seems like in every song he mentions a throwback that's his gramma's age. If it wasn't for Diamonds and Not give a fuck, I'd be really put off. Repeating a rhyme is alright if it's tight but in every song on an album, with a not very good lyric? Nahhhhhh

TRO
October 31st, 2008, 6:25 AM
Anyone listen to the Mighty Underdogs album? (Gift of Gab from Blackalicious, Lateef, and Headnotic) I'm not familiar with Headnotic, but this album has some pretty good beats. The MF Doom track, "Gunfight", is kind of OK but not great, Doom kind of mailed it in I think. It's a pretty good Quannum-style album though, guest shots from Doom, Damien Marley, Lyrics Born, Casual, Mr. Lif and Akrobatik, DJ Shadow, Chali 2Na and Zion 1... Some of Gab's verses on here are the best I've heard since The Craft, but at the same time it kind of sounds like something only completeists would want to hear.

spanish announce table
November 2nd, 2008, 6:13 PM
^ Havent heard it, but I'll look for it.

What do you guys think of the new Black Milk? 'Long Story Short' is freakin epic. Some of the beats are really synthy and experimental, but it bangs for the most part. Guest spots from Sean P, Monch & Royce.

spanish announce table
November 6th, 2008, 1:29 PM
I went to see Sean Price, Ill Bill, & Rustee Juxx on Tuesday. I posted a link to an article I wrote breaking down the lyrics to Bill's "Society is Brainwashed" on his myspace page, and he actually messaged me back saying he really liked it. He put me on the guestlist to the show, and I got in free with one of my friends. Everyone put on a good show and if you get a chance, I recommend you check them out. I even got to meet Sean P after the show. There were about 15 people hanging outside of the venue about an hour after it was over, and Ruck came out and talked to everyone. Good times.

Morrison
November 10th, 2008, 5:07 PM
So Lupe is planning on releasing a triple-disc effort as his 'final' album.

http://www.pitchforkmedia.com/article/news/147222-lupe-fiasco-announces-three-disc-final-album

There's ambition, then there's grandeur. Which side of the line do you think this falls on?

Ringo
November 10th, 2008, 6:47 PM
It will be amazing. Don't get the whole "final album" thing though. Doesn't he like making music or something? BOO.

In other news, Q-Tip's new album is the only hip-hop album released in the last few months which I've bothered with, and it's SUPER.

Anybody have any other suggestions though? Appears to have gone a bit dry in the hip-hop front in the latter half of the year.

Fro
November 10th, 2008, 7:08 PM
So Lupe is planning on releasing a triple-disc effort as his 'final' album.

http://www.pitchforkmedia.com/article/news/147222-lupe-fiasco-announces-three-disc-final-album

There's ambition, then there's grandeur. Which side of the line do you think this falls on?

Ugh. As good as a number of the songs on The Cool were (and "Hip Hop Saved My Life" is one of my favorite rap songs ever), I thought it could have been shortened. And how many times do we say the same thing about double albums? Too much filler, would have been better as a single. Releasing 3 discs at once sounds like an awful idea.

Haven't heard the Q-Tip yet but I plan on buying it soon. Everything I've read has been positive.

Miotch
November 10th, 2008, 7:09 PM
It will be amazing. Don't get the whole "final album" thing though. Doesn't he like making music or something? BOO.

In other news, Q-Tip's new album is the only hip-hop album released in the last few months which I've bothered with, and it's SUPER.

Anybody have any other suggestions though? Appears to have gone a bit dry in the hip-hop front in the latter half of the year.

I really like the Jake One album, but I like most everything on Rhymesayers.

The Rza and Gza albums are both fantastic, but that might not be recent enough for you.

Whale's mixtape is fantastic.

I think I just listed one current album and two from the first half of the year.

son_of_foley
November 11th, 2008, 9:14 AM
Right couple of questions

When is Lupe-End scheduled?

Where is the C.R.S stuff with kanye and pharrell?

My mate is mad into EL-P and for christmas I wanna get my hands on some older stuff for him. Is Weatherman the pinnacle? If so what albums?

Cheers

RuneEdge
November 11th, 2008, 9:20 AM
CRS probably won't even happen. All three of them are too busy doing their own thing and said it'll only be possible once everyone's free.

son_of_foley
November 11th, 2008, 9:25 AM
Bollocks I thought they had laid some stuff down over the summer

RuneEdge
November 11th, 2008, 1:26 PM
They might have, you never know. But with Kanye working on his new album, and Pharrell making beats for other artists (There are rumours that he's doing stuff for Jay-Z at the moment), I can't see anything happening soon.
I hope I'm wrong.

son_of_foley
November 12th, 2008, 5:16 AM
I just read that Pharell might be joining a super-group with Nelly and Akon and T-PAIN. OUCH

TRO
November 12th, 2008, 6:48 AM
My mate is mad into EL-P and for christmas I wanna get my hands on some older stuff for him. Is Weatherman the pinnacle? If so what albums?

Cheers

Get Funcrusher Plus by Company Flow, circa 1997, best old El-P album imo.

Ringo- check this (http://www.sendspace.com/file/5em19m) out, the Quannum album I was talking about. Especially the Doom track and the one with Lyrics Born (one of his rhymes is "I hit the reefer pipe / with condoleeza rice") ahaha...

son_of_foley
November 12th, 2008, 8:23 AM
Thank you TRO you lovely man

Beer-Belly
November 15th, 2008, 10:59 PM
The new Kanye sounds like shit.

Hack
November 18th, 2008, 12:29 AM
The new Panacea is doooooooooope. Shit. This is the best thing they've done.

I mean, look, I should say more. I know. But this thread is slow, and sometimes, I feel like leaving just like one line.

maskedmuffin
November 18th, 2008, 2:46 AM
I am listening to Chinese democracy; is the album overproduced a bit? prolly..
is it like the ole appetite? no

is it a HUGE STEP FORWARD FOR axl.. with songs that will appeal to EVERYONE..from scraped to this i love to prostitute.. to shacklers...

HELL FUCKING YEAH


this album fucking rocks... its soo fucking diverse in comparison to the shit we see out there nowadays

EVERY songs got something different

its GREAT


just my 2 cents



this is CLEARLY a step forward in evolution for axl, which started with the illusions


appetite is appetite..there will be nothing like that


but there will be nothing like this album as well.. its got catchiness in almost every fucking song... very loaded album

Matthew
November 18th, 2008, 3:42 AM
uh yea dope beats

Adamy
November 18th, 2008, 9:34 PM
I kind of like this Theophilus London character.

Miotch
November 18th, 2008, 9:37 PM
Why is that in the hip hop thread?

I'm fucking confused.

Adamy
November 18th, 2008, 10:03 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y1O8HiWJsnc&feature=related

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PWW4wXrBD2g

Hack
November 18th, 2008, 10:47 PM
Holy shit, we can do that now?

Adamy
November 18th, 2008, 11:06 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jjXyqcx-mYY

TRO
November 19th, 2008, 8:19 AM
What, did chinese democracy come out? Don't I get a free dr. pepper or something now?

maskedmuffin
November 19th, 2008, 2:45 PM
Correct TRO

The article below, from http://newsroom.mtv.com/2008/10/22/guns-n-roses-bring-a-free-dr-pepper-to-all-americans-heres-how-to-get-yours/ , highlights how to get your free doctor pepper


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As we said, registration for the free Dr Pepper coupons is available only for 24 hours, beginning at 12:01 a.m. ET on November 23, and the coupons will have an expiration date of February 28, 2009. Obviously, there is a coupon limit — one per person."

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Thats how you get your free doctor pepper !!

TRO
November 22nd, 2008, 8:56 AM
Do you work for the dr. pepper company, maskedmuffin?

maskedmuffin
November 22nd, 2008, 11:56 PM
yes; i am the doctor pepper man; unfortunately i will be unable to provide you with multiple dr peppers, only one.

we do have all the free dr. pepper we want though

son_of_foley
November 24th, 2008, 5:14 AM
Can I marry you to get free dr.pepper.

PS I AM FOR REAL

Ringo
November 24th, 2008, 9:07 PM
SO, THIS is the best hip-hop release of the year FULL STOP. If you argue you are wrong. Seriously this is brilliant.

http://sharebee.com/3194c039

Kid Cudi.

http://above-thefold.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2008/07/00-plain_pat_and_emile_presents_kid_cudi-a_kid_named_cudi-front-2008-300x300.jpg

This may well have been posted here already but WHO CARES, all the more reason to get and listen to it.

Hack
November 25th, 2008, 12:14 AM
Chinese Democracy is terrible and 808s is incredible. It's amazing even. See what I did there?

Seriously, I'm not sure why Chinese Democracy got discussed so much in this thread, but I listened to a lot of it today, and it's garbage.

Billmatic
November 25th, 2008, 12:39 AM
My friend's roommate apparently went to school with Cudi. He's the shit.

and yeah 808s is ridiculous but I'm pretty sure I love it.

Morrison
November 25th, 2008, 1:09 AM
yeah, i'm not sharing the 808's love at all.

Adamy
November 25th, 2008, 1:45 AM
I dunno what to make of 808s. I really like it, but I also understand that it's not a good album. I enjoy listening to it, but I'm also convinced I could have made this album myself.

I will say that I would not classify it as a hip-hop album, which was a surprise.

Beer-Belly
November 25th, 2008, 8:25 AM
It's Kanye doing Phil Collins. Not that I don't appreciate artists trying new things, but... no thanks, man.

son_of_foley
November 25th, 2008, 8:27 AM
It's kind of thrown me a bit. I guess he's been through a lot personally this past year and decided to go a different direction for a bit.

son_of_foley
November 25th, 2008, 8:29 AM
I guess the term incredible really is the correct one. I cannot credit this as being a Kanye Record it has stunned me. I think I need a while to make a real decision on it.

Ringo
November 25th, 2008, 11:47 AM
I don't like 808s at all. Maybe I'll get at some point, but right now my opinion is this: SHIT!

Go listen to Kid Cudi please.

son_of_foley
November 25th, 2008, 11:49 AM
18K:

I will get it at some point Ringo.

Paranoid is prob the best song on 808 for me.

Restiform
November 25th, 2008, 1:13 PM
I'm enjoying 808s so far. Not sure if I'd call it anything spectacular, but I'm hearing it as just a fun, catchy pop album and nothing more, and that's fine. Gotta hand it to Kanye for straying from his signature style which has proven to be massively successful, though.

Adamy
November 25th, 2008, 8:51 PM
"Paranoid" is great, although I really don't think I'd classify much on here as "fun". It seems to me like a very sinister album.

Restiform
November 25th, 2008, 10:27 PM
Haha, yeah. I actually had Lil Wayne's verse in my head when I wrote that. I can't help but get in good spirits when he raps, despite the content. Guy is too much fun. But yeah, as a whole you're absolutely right, it's pretty dark. Kanye's verses in 'Amazing' come to mind especially.

Ringo
November 25th, 2008, 10:56 PM
KID CUDI

Adamy
November 25th, 2008, 11:43 PM
Stuff White People Like #116: Black Music That Black People Don't Listen To Anymore

All music genres go through a very similar life cycle: birth, growth, mainstream acceptance, decline, and finally obscurity. With black music, however, the final stage is never reached because white people are work tirelessly to keep it alive. Apparently, once a music has lost its relevance with its intended audience, it becomes MORE relevant to white people.

Historically speaking, the music that white people have kept on life support for the longest period of time is Jazz. Thanks largely to public radio, bookstores, and coffee shops, Jazz has carved out a niche in white culture that is not yet ready to be replaced by Indie Rock. But the biggest role that Jazz plays in white culture is in the white fantasy of leisure. All white people believe that they prefer listening to jazz over watching television. This is not true.

Every few a months, a white person will put on some Jazz and pour themselves a glass of wine or scotch and tell themselves how nice it is. Then they will get bored and watch television or write emails to other white people about how nice it was to listen to Jazz at home. “Last night, I poured myself a glass of Shiraz and put Charlie Parker on the Bose. It was so relaxing, I wish I had a fireplace.” Listing this activity as one of your favorites is a sure fire way to make progress towards a romantic relationship with a white person.

Along with Jazz, white people have also taken quite a shine to The Blues, an art form that captured the pain of the black experience in America. Then, in the 1960s, a bunch of British bands started to play their own version of the music and white people have been loving it ever since. It makes sense considering that the British were the ones who created The Blues in the 17th Century.

Today, white people keep The Blues going strong by taking vacations to Memphis, forming awkward bands, making documentaries, and organizing folk festivals. Blue and Jazz music appeal mostly to older white people and select few young ones who probably wear fedoras. But that doesn’t mean that young white people aren’t working hard to preserve music that has lost relevance. No, there are literally thousands of white people who are giving their all to keep old school Hip Hop alive.

Even as you read this, white people are telling other white people about the golden age of Hip Hop that they experienced in a suburban high school or through a viewing of The Wackness.

If you are good at concealing laughter and contempt, you should ask a white person about “Real Hip Hop.” They will quickly tell you about how they don’t listen to “Commercial Hip Hop” (aka music that black people actually enjoy), and that they much prefer “Classic Hip Hop.”

“I don’t listen to that commercial stuff. I’m more into the Real Hip Hop, you know? KRS One, Del Tha Funkee Homosapien, De La Soul, Wu Tang, you know, The Old School.”

Calling this style of music ‘old school’ is considered an especially apt name since the majority of people who listen to it did so while attending old schools such as Dartmouth, Bard, and Williams College.

What it all comes down to is that white people are convinced that if they were alive when this music was relevant that they would have been into it. They would have been Alan Lomax or Rick Rubin. Now the best they can hope for is to impress an older black person with their knowledge.

hahaha

son_of_foley
November 26th, 2008, 4:39 AM
"Paranoid" is great, although I really don't think I'd classify much on here as "fun". It seems to me like a very sinister album.

It is from a really dark place. Gotta give him respect for trying it and who doesn't love vocoders. I think there's enough there that it's going to be a solid album with time. Already loving bits and pieces of it.

Ringo
November 26th, 2008, 7:59 AM
What a load of bollocks that "article" is.

son_of_foley
November 26th, 2008, 8:04 AM
THOSE CRAZY CRACKERS.

Ringo
November 26th, 2008, 8:06 AM
lol white people

Fro
November 26th, 2008, 10:55 AM
The wilderness is wiiiiild to me

Q-Tip has been spending a lot of time in my car stereo of late. Great album, that. I love the song with non-stop sports metaphors.

son_of_foley
November 26th, 2008, 11:00 AM
Im a bit ignorant but excuse :( . Is this the Live at the Renaissance album or is it something else?

Fro
November 26th, 2008, 11:05 AM
Yeah, well it's just called The Renaissance. Released earlier this month.

edit: did he put out a live album too? I'm not sure actually...

Ringo
November 26th, 2008, 11:07 AM
Live At The Renaissance? It's just called The Renaissance. His new album. It's great.

son_of_foley
November 26th, 2008, 11:11 AM
I got like a version of some Q-TIP stuff like 7-8 months ago and it was then titled 'Live at the Renaissance' but wasn't a live album. Though I'm not sure it is what has been released now. Will have to check the differences. The thing I downloaded was said to have been recorded a while ago but the record label had sat on it

Fro
November 26th, 2008, 11:17 AM
When I search for Live at the Renaissance there's some discontinued import album that comes up on a few sites. Not really sure about that, but if you got it that long ago it must not be the new one, or a least not in full, so you should get it.

son_of_foley
November 26th, 2008, 11:21 AM
I checked and there's maybe 1 or 2 song titles that I recognise the rest I don't so I've ordered it now and it should be here in a few days. Cheers. He's all kinds of brill. I just put Amplified back in the car and on the ipod after digging it out.

Fro
November 26th, 2008, 11:31 AM
Yeah Amplified is great. It gets a bad rap because of Tip's "commercial" lyrics, but he and J Dilla are a pretty remarkable hip hop combo.

N.E.R.F.
November 26th, 2008, 6:04 PM
50's new beat is back to his best. Proper gangster shiiiiitt.

Ringo
November 26th, 2008, 6:24 PM
50's best = :barf:

N.E.R.F.
November 26th, 2008, 6:26 PM
Nice one.

It's what you want from a club banger mate. Dre beat, solid lyrics, decent chorus.

Ringo
November 26th, 2008, 6:38 PM
"solid lyrics" "decent chorus" - We can do better than that can't we mate?

N.E.R.F.
November 26th, 2008, 6:39 PM
Music that places hot women go to are likely to play to get said hot women to shake they tailfeather?

Adamy
November 26th, 2008, 9:12 PM
"solid lyrics" "decent chorus" - We can do better than that can't we mate?

“I don’t listen to that commercial stuff. I’m more into the Real Hip Hop, you know? KRS One, Del Tha Funkee Homosapien, De La Soul, Wu Tang, you know, The Old School.”

Ringo
November 27th, 2008, 8:30 AM
lol Adamy

Simon
November 27th, 2008, 10:23 AM
Link to 50's new one please?

RuneEdge
November 27th, 2008, 10:45 AM
Just the name of the track will do. Can't find it anywhere.

N.E.R.F.
November 27th, 2008, 11:23 AM
Get Up


I Limewired it.

Also trying and failing to get hold of Dizzee's new one (produced by Armand van Helden?) - Bonkers.

Anyone does, hit me up :)

RuneEdge
November 27th, 2008, 1:10 PM
Oh, that one. I thought it was a Dre beat. Get Up is by Scott Storch.

Simon
November 27th, 2008, 1:18 PM
Same thing init? Fnyar fnyar fnyar.

son_of_foley
November 28th, 2008, 6:02 AM
I loved it when GAME ripped into 50 for not being able to say scott storch. I also feel that havin 4 white englishmen in this thread is a bit odd :(

Ringo
November 29th, 2008, 8:37 AM
I'm coming round to 808s & Heartbreak, it has to be said. Something just clicked and I've started to enjoy the whole "feel" of the album. "Robocop" is awesome.

My Top 15 Hip-Hop releases of 2008. Instrumental as well.

Kid Cudi - A Kid Named Cudi Mixtape
Wale - A Mixtape About Nothing
Rhymefest - Man In The Mirror Mixtape
Akrobatik - Absolute Value
9th Wonder & Buckshot - The Formula
Q-Tip - The Renaissance
Damu the Fudgemunk - Spare Time
Immortal Technique - The 3rd World (Well I liked it)
The Roots - Rising Down
Nas - Nigger/Untitled
Atmosphere - When Life Gives You Lemons...
J-Live - Then What Happened
Elzhi - The Preface
Jake One - White Van Music
Lyrics Born - Everywhere At Once

What else should I really hear as soon as possible? Black Milk's "Tronic" is meant to be really good.

Adamy
November 29th, 2008, 2:19 PM
No love for Kidz In The Hall?

Ringo
November 29th, 2008, 8:46 PM
It's good, but I find it to be a tad overrated. The first, say, third of the album is pretty stellar but for me it just tails off a bit towards the end. They'd have a couple of entrants if I were to do a hip-hop tracks of the year for sure.

spanish announce table
November 30th, 2008, 12:04 AM
I thought the Nas album was a let down. None of the songs are bad, and there are some brilliant ones on there, but as a whole, the album doesnt have much replay value. I got bored with it 2 or 3 weeks after I got it, while other joints like The Formula, or Latenight Cinema got played all summer long.

Ringo
November 30th, 2008, 7:13 AM
Yeah, it's not brilliant or anything, but I still enjoy it a fair bit. If I gave that list an order, it would have been near the bottom for sure. As for Late Night Cinema, I debated putting it in, but at times it's just SO un-hip-hop-like that I thought perhaps not. I love that album.

TapOut
November 30th, 2008, 7:47 AM
I love 808s. Kanye is actually more suited as a pop-hip-hop producer than an honest to goodness rap/hip-hop producer, I think. None of the songs will immediately grab you, but man, after a few listens, that album is a grower. I like some of his work with Common (though the best track on the last album was done by Dilla) and he's definitely a good producer, but he shines more when doing the radio friendly stuff.

Good looking out on the Q-Tip and Rhymefest albums too.

Ringo
November 30th, 2008, 8:11 AM
So do I. Amazing how it can change so much in a week. I even like "Say You Will" now, a track which really put me off when I listen through for the first time.

Mike Skillz
November 30th, 2008, 8:48 AM
Immortal Technique - The 3rd World (Well I liked it)



What's not to like?

Hack
November 30th, 2008, 12:29 PM
Glad you came around Ringo. It really is a solid album. After listening to 808s, I'll be doing other stuff and I'll have 5 or 6 different songs from it stuck in my head at once. Everything but "Coldest Winter" has something super catchy about it. I think "Amazing" and "Paranoid" are my favorites. And I really dig the Wayne track, even though every review I've read specifically pointed out that it sucks. Bitches are crazy.

I think we really do have to start considering Kanye one of the absolute best producers of all time. 4 great albums (I would call Late Registration his worst, and that is still PRETTY DAMN GOOD) and dozens and dozens of tracks for other people ... not bad for a guy who nobody had really heard of until Jay-Z's Blueprint came out on 9/11.

Ringo
November 30th, 2008, 1:00 PM
Yeah, I like the Wayne track too. Every song has a place on the record for me. And like you, I've begun to have a number of tracks get stuck in my head.

Ringo
November 30th, 2008, 3:01 PM
Meant to put this in here rather than the 2008 thread, so here it is...


http://universoulproductions.wordpress.com/2008/05/28/omer-saar-the-green-album-free-download/

Give this a go. Omar Saar, an album created from Al Green samples. Features the likes of The Pharcyde, Mos Def, Jay-Z, Ghostface, Doom and others.

N.E.R.F.
November 30th, 2008, 3:07 PM
Luda's album is pretty good. Liking the Game, Wayne and especially Nas/Jay beats.

Billmatic
November 30th, 2008, 3:32 PM
I thought the Nas album was a let down. None of the songs are bad, and there are some brilliant ones on there, but as a whole, the album doesnt have much replay value. I got bored with it 2 or 3 weeks after I got it, while other joints like The Formula, or Latenight Cinema got played all summer long.

It would've been a great album had it been released about four or five years ago. As great of an MC and lyricist as he is, sonically, he can't keep up with the more experimental mainstream stuff that guys like Kanye, Lupe, and even Wayne are doing. It sounds dated.

That's why Jay-Z is much more successful. Nas is better, and Nas bested him in 2001, but Jay's has been consistent in keeping with the zeitgeist. Nas hasn't, and it makes his music less interesting in comparison.

RuneEdge
November 30th, 2008, 11:00 PM
Busta Rhymes - Arab Money [Remix] (feat. Ron Browz, Diddy, Swizz Beatz, T-Pain, Akon & Lil Wayne)
http://uk.youtube.com/watch?v=_Zu-h9WFeC0

Thats some all-star cast there. It's a shame that some muslims and/or arabs are gonna be moaning about this once the track gets around.

TRO
December 1st, 2008, 9:08 AM
It would've been a great album had it been released about four or five years ago. As great of an MC and lyricist as he is, sonically, he can't keep up with the more experimental mainstream stuff that guys like Kanye, Lupe, and even Wayne are doing. It sounds dated.

That's why Jay-Z is much more successful. Nas is better, and Nas bested him in 2001, but Jay's has been consistent in keeping with the zeitgeist. Nas hasn't, and it makes his music less interesting in comparison.

I would have to disagree completely, man. The zeitgeist says lil wayne and young jeeezy and 50 cent are good rappers, which is dumb. If Nas wants to sample Nat King Cole and Iron Butterfly and Jay-Z wants to sample Linkin Park, give me Nas, any day of the week.

You say Nas bested Jay in 2001. What have they done since?

Jay-Z:
The Blueprint -- Hands down classic
The Blueprint 2 -- pretty good pop album, nothing to write home about
The Best of Both Worlds w/ R. Kelly - And here my troubles began :no:
Unfinished Business w/ R. Kelly - Well, at least he didnt urinate one any 12 year olds, eh?
The Black Album -- Greatness, although I have to wonder how much of that was this album and how much was Dangermouse. For example, the original beat of "Dirt off your Shoulders" was pathetic. It became a good song because of a mashup.
Collision Course - With Linkin Park. Ha. How the mighty have fallen.
Kingdom Come - Worst Jay-Z album ever? Not a single memorable track.
American Gangster - Phenomenal, Jay at his best, I think. A comeback from the brink of despair (aka endless R. Kelly/Linkin Park cross-promotion tours, what a personal hell that might have been)

Nas:
Stillmatic - His second-best album ever.
God's Son - I actually like this album. No one else does (already had this argument with Hack) but I think if you ignore certain tracks, it paints a picture of the impact that his mother's death had on him.
Street's Disciple - Two discs that are totally irrelevant. Why two discs to say nothing? Who knows.
Hip-Hop is Dead - The Nas renaissance. This is the work of a man who went to hell and back and wrote down his thought about the journey.
Untitled - Maybe if he had been able to call this album NIGGER and include some of the censored tracks off the mixtape, it would have been good. "Sly Fox" is still probably better than anything Jay-Z has written in years but the album as a whole was sub-par.

I'm curious what others have to say about this. To me, Nas is the best rapper ever, ever. He's done some bad albums, but no one has stepped up to make me think they're better than Nas (not counting biggie). I like Jay-Z. I just think Nas is better, in many ways, not the least of which is that I can't picture Nas doing albums with Linkin Park and Beyonce and R. Kelly. In that sense, Billmatic is 100% right, Nas does not ride the wave of the zeitgeist, but let me specify that when I listen to rap I want to hear something that will last even after the current zeitgeist is dead and buried.

Ringo
December 1st, 2008, 9:39 AM
Yo TRO. Check out that Omar Saar album I posted a few pages up. I can see it being your sort of thing.

As for the Jay/Nas debate, it would surely be said that Jay has experimented more in the last few years, doing albums with Linkin Park (an album I actually quite enjoyed) and R. Kelly, as well as exploring different styles. Nas has been the more consistent though. There's a reason people were expecting better out of Nigger. If he had been as stagnant as Bill says, people wouldn't have had such high hopes.

Billmatic
December 1st, 2008, 12:04 PM
I would have to disagree completely, man. The zeitgeist says lil wayne and young jeeezy and 50 cent are good rappers, which is dumb. If Nas wants to sample Nat King Cole and Iron Butterfly and Jay-Z wants to sample Linkin Park, give me Nas, any day of the week.

You say Nas bested Jay in 2001. What have they done since?

Jay-Z:
The Blueprint -- Hands down classic
The Blueprint 2 -- pretty good pop album, nothing to write home about
The Best of Both Worlds w/ R. Kelly - And here my troubles began :no:
Unfinished Business w/ R. Kelly - Well, at least he didnt urinate one any 12 year olds, eh?
The Black Album -- Greatness, although I have to wonder how much of that was this album and how much was Dangermouse. For example, the original beat of "Dirt off your Shoulders" was pathetic. It became a good song because of a mashup.
Collision Course - With Linkin Park. Ha. How the mighty have fallen.
Kingdom Come - Worst Jay-Z album ever? Not a single memorable track.
American Gangster - Phenomenal, Jay at his best, I think. A comeback from the brink of despair (aka endless R. Kelly/Linkin Park cross-promotion tours, what a personal hell that might have been)

Nas:
Stillmatic - His second-best album ever.
God's Son - I actually like this album. No one else does (already had this argument with Hack) but I think if you ignore certain tracks, it paints a picture of the impact that his mother's death had on him.
Street's Disciple - Two discs that are totally irrelevant. Why two discs to say nothing? Who knows.
Hip-Hop is Dead - The Nas renaissance. This is the work of a man who went to hell and back and wrote down his thought about the journey.
Untitled - Maybe if he had been able to call this album NIGGER and include some of the censored tracks off the mixtape, it would have been good. "Sly Fox" is still probably better than anything Jay-Z has written in years but the album as a whole was sub-par.

I'm curious what others have to say about this. To me, Nas is the best rapper ever, ever. He's done some bad albums, but no one has stepped up to make me think they're better than Nas (not counting biggie). I like Jay-Z. I just think Nas is better, in many ways, not the least of which is that I can't picture Nas doing albums with Linkin Park and Beyonce and R. Kelly. In that sense, Billmatic is 100% right, Nas does not ride the wave of the zeitgeist, but let me specify that when I listen to rap I want to hear something that will last even after the current zeitgeist is dead and buried.

Basically what I'm saying is that In a post-Kanye/Just Blaze/Dilla, etc. world, producers can do anything they can do anywhere else in a hip-hop song, and Nas' albums don't reflect that.

Jay-Z has always had the sense to be experimental sonically. That's why the Blueprint worked so well. Now, I would take Stillmatic over The Blueprint (most would disagree) but the same problem still irks Nas. With the exception of Hero, and Sly Fox, and (by definition) Black President, most of the songs on Untitled would not appear out of place on a Nas album from 2001-2002. Hip-Hop Is Dead was much better in that regard, though lyrically it doesn't touch Untitled.

and as far as Nas not 'riding the wave' of the zeitgeist goes, I'm not saying Nas needs to sing with autotune or anything, just that production-wise, it might help to beef his beats up a bit, experiment a bit, and branch out, because the best songs on Untitled are the ones that do that.

I don't really know if I can rate Untitled above 808s And Heartbreak, A Kid Named Cudi, or even The Mixtape About Nothing. I mean, I'm a total Nas stan, but I'd basically sum up Untitled by saying that it hits the mark lyrically and conceptually (I still like that such a heavy topic doesn't become tedious), but misses the mark on the more superficial stuff, which matters in hip-hop. Naw mean?

Adamy
December 1st, 2008, 10:47 PM
most of the songs on Untitled would not appear out of place on a Nas album from 2001-2002.

I am convinced that "Hero" uses the same synth voice from "If I Ruled The World".

Morrison
December 2nd, 2008, 12:30 AM
Kingdom Come has "Lost One" which was fucking phenomenal, TRO.

Fro
December 2nd, 2008, 12:39 AM
Kingdom Come has "Lost One" which was fucking phenomenal, TRO.

I was about to say the same thing. Kingdom Comes is pretty awful, but that's a fantastic track. Killer piano riff from Dre.

Also, I would have to say It Was Written > Stillmatic. Nothing against the latter, which is great, but "I Gave You Power" and "If I Ruled the World" are my two favorite Nas songs ever, and furthermore two of my favorite rap songs. It really doesn't get better than that.

Ringo
December 2nd, 2008, 7:32 AM
You know what's awesome? Bun-B's II Trill. I've only just got around to listening to it properly and it's fucking great. I've always been a bit prejudiced towards Southern Hip-Hop, because there is so much shit to wade through, but UGK were masters, and this album, after Pimp C's death, just has a whole different dimension to it. It's actually a bit emotional... :(

Also LUPE and WAYNE and my hero DAVID BANNER are featured.

RuneEdge
December 2nd, 2008, 10:02 AM
Completely skipped that album cuz a lot of other stuff was leaked around the same time. Might go back and check it out if you reckon its worth it.

Ringo
December 2nd, 2008, 11:33 AM
Probably would get into my top 15 which I posted up there ^

EDIT: Oh by the way, new Clipse mixtape:

http://rapidshare.com/files/169283040/Clipse-Road_To_Till_The_Casket_Drops.rar

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/b/b5/Road_To_Till_The_Casket_Drops.jpg

Fro
December 3rd, 2008, 12:02 PM
I'm still not quite decided on this Kanye album, but it's definitely growing on me. Some of the songs are way too repetitive and can drag on forever. It's a bit short at only 12 songs, the last of which is the live track that I don't really care for. The lyrics are very simple and at some points ridiculous, but also very catchy. I've had a few songs (most notably Love Lockdown and Robocop) stuck in my head for days.

I definitely like it, but don't think I'll ever come to love it because there's really not a whole lot of substance.

jakeb
December 3rd, 2008, 6:31 PM
Agree on West's new joint. At first it was mostly average, but after a few days, it's grown on me. It starts of strong, kind of goes downhill after Love Lockdown, then makes it up by Street Lights.

Ringo
December 3rd, 2008, 6:38 PM
I love it now. Can't believe it.

The whole record is great, and I believe that it IS a genuinely good album.

Fro
December 6th, 2008, 4:36 PM
Apparently Common has a new album coming out, with most of the production being done by the Neptunes.

My thoughts on Common are a bit conflicted. I have seen him perform live once and he was really bad, he is an awful actor, and in general I have a strong distaste for his style and public persona. But his albums are very enjoyable.

RuneEdge
December 6th, 2008, 7:17 PM
Common's album leaked a while ago. Its OK so far but I havent got through all the tracks yet.

Dubya
December 6th, 2008, 8:56 PM
New Kanye CD
:yes::yes:

Harry Peters
December 7th, 2008, 8:24 PM
I'm quite enjoying Kanye West's new album, its something different with him going for the singing angle instead of straight hip hop/rap.

Maybe not as good as his old stuff (E.G Late Registration), but it is very likable and is growing on me.

Liking Robocop and Paranoid.

RuneEdge
December 7th, 2008, 9:20 PM
Fall Out Boy - Tiffany Blews (feat. Lil Wayne)
http://uk.youtube.com/watch?v=997UV5M1Ls0

What do people think of Weezy's bit in this? I personally didnt even realise that was him singing until I heard it again the second time. He comes in at around 2:21.

spanish announce table
December 8th, 2008, 12:00 AM
New Afro Samurai season and soundtrack is coming out soon! Features from RZA, Ghost, Deck, G Rap, Killah Priest, Rah Digga, and a bunch more. The first one was pretty dope, so hopefully the Abbott can match it musically.

Fro
December 12th, 2008, 9:02 PM
Just ran across this album by The Problemaddicts. They take the "Dark Side of Oz" experiment and use it as inspiration for a fun album, full of Pink Floyd and Wizard of Oz samples.

http://www.myspace.com/theproblemaddicts

Three of the songs are up on their MySpace, so you can check them out before downloading...

http://rapidshare.com/files/134539943/tp-tdsoo.rar

:yes:

I just recently got into this album and group. They are quality.

Dubya
December 12th, 2008, 10:35 PM
So it's rap with Pink Floyd samples?

..cuz that just sounds very intriguing.

VoteTrump24
December 17th, 2008, 3:13 AM
Might not be new news but...

http://www.theprovince.com/entertainment/music/Guess+back/1077802/story.html

Detox has again been put on the backburner. :mad: Hopefully the repeated delays means that Detox passes Dre's high standards when/if it finally gets released.

N.E.R.F.
January 5th, 2009, 6:49 PM
www.jaydiohead.com


:yesyes:

Ringo
January 5th, 2009, 7:34 PM
Lovely stuff! No Karma, somewhat surprisingly, works brilliant. This is great.

Morrison
January 6th, 2009, 7:44 AM
Fucking Pitchfork. They put up a two paragraph story about this album, and it made me gag. It's obviously not masterful in any way, and maybe five years later, mash-up's using The Black Album are a bit tedious, but what is the music is enjoyable enough? Why the need to slag it off for absolutely no reason? God, they're reaching intolerable levels for me personally.

Ringo
January 6th, 2009, 9:14 AM
Why read Pitchfork? It's a joke.

Morrison
January 6th, 2009, 12:08 PM
The same reason I read shitty posts by shitty posters on this forum. I don't ignore things.

Ochoa
January 7th, 2009, 4:46 PM
This is more nostalgia than anything really. But I just watched the video for Fantastic Voyage on youtube. I haven't seen this in a long time. It doesn't seem like this song came out in 94.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-TZWr4tsU74

Simon
January 11th, 2009, 2:24 PM
Help us out lads. I hardly listen to any hip-hop any more and I feel like this is just NOT ON.

I am less into lyrically deep stuff nowadays and more interested in club bangers...for example the tracks I've listened to a lot recently are mainly DJ Khaled remixes with Kanye, Jay-Z, Ludacris etc appearing on them. Khaled's hard-hitting beats are right up my alley.

So can anyone recommend me some good tracks along those lines? Or if something doesn't fall under that category but is still legitimately awesome then recommend it anyway.

As a guide, tracks I've enjoyed recently include...

Shawty Lo - Dey Know (Remix)
DJ Khaled - Go Hard (both the original and the remix), Out Here Grinding, I'm So Hood (Remix)
Papoose - Nothing's Changed

Ludacris absolutely murders I'm So Hood.

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