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Fro
April 7th, 2010, 11:19 AM
Finally got around to getting Freeway and Jake One's Stimulus Package album and it's definitely quality. A lot of people are calling it the album of the year thus far.

"The Product" is my jam :yes:

Simon
April 7th, 2010, 11:31 AM
NO.

BASHY.

BASHY.

son_of_foley
April 7th, 2010, 11:32 AM
I'll check out the Freeway stuff soon. Cheers Fro

Ringo
April 7th, 2010, 4:49 PM
It's not the album of the year for me. But it is quite easily the Hip-Hop album of the year, a year which has thus far been very weak indeed in that department.

Anaconda Sniper
April 7th, 2010, 5:33 PM
What is a good album to download that has recently came out in the last couple months?

Fro
April 7th, 2010, 8:19 PM
Not sure how much rap you already have but

http://www.rapreviews.com/coverart/freewayandjake.jpg
http://www.rapreviews.com/coverart/methghostrae.jpg
http://www.rapreviews.com/coverart/deckmanifesto.jpg
http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/6/6f/LilWayneRebirth.jpg

Definitely the top one if you don't have it. I haven't heard the whole Deck album yet. The Wayne is pretty meh but it's essentially him trying to do an alternative rap album a la Kanye's 808s with more rock oriented beats, so if that sounds good...

Anaconda Sniper
April 8th, 2010, 1:28 AM
Thanks Fro. :yes:

Fro
April 9th, 2010, 1:27 PM
A couple things to look out for...

http://www.dubandreggae.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/11/Nas-Damian-Marley-Distant-Relatives-album-300x300.jpg

Release date: May 18


Nas and Damian “JR Gong” Marley are already good friends. They collaborated on the mesmerizing cut "Road to Zion ," off Marley's Welcome to Jamrock. The twosome's debut joint, titled Distant Relatives, is a kingdom of a different color. The album conflates Marley's lonstanding dub-rock aesthetic and Nas' flow. Nas told MTV News that the Distant Relative project stems from his recent efforts in Africa: “We tryin' to build some schools in Africa… and trying to build empowerment.” Marley and his brother, Stephen, produced amuch of the album. The duo recorded the disc with a live band in in L.A. and Miami, with Marley doing most of the production. Proceeds from the album will go to building a school in the Congo and tracks like "Count Your Blessings" reflect on the continent's ongoing unrest.

Also some news on the new Kanye...


Kanye West is ensconced in his Diamond Head, Hawaii home and recording studio, putting the final touches on his forthcoming album with guest rappers like Q-Tip, RZA and Pete Rock, numerous reports have confirmed. A source close to the project -- which is tentatively titled "Good Ass Job" according to G.O.O.D. Music artist Big Sean -- says it will be released in June.

Q-Tip confirmed he's working with Kanye in an interview with Brooklyn Bodega. "I just try to work with people who I admire or whom I think has got it," he told the website. "So right now I'm working on Nas' shit, about to work with Kanye on his shit."

According to a report on Roc4Life.com, both RZA and Pete Rock were in Hawaii recently recording with Kanye. RZA appeared onstage at a Nas concert in Honolulu on March 19 and a tweet from former Senior VP of A&R at LOUD Records Schott Free suggests that Pete Rock was in Hawaii with Kanye as well. On March 9, Free told Pete Rock, "Enjoy Hawaii, I'm sure you and Kanye' are killing it" and then wrote "@QtipTheAbstract on his weezy! Hot."

Pete Rock took to Twitter to deny the allegations that he was working with Kanye and claimed his trip was "just a vacation," though he did allude to a secret project in response to Free, writing "Pls dont mention that on here scott,its all goody but i gotta keep a closed lid on it. "In the past, artists who've joined Kanye in the studio have been sworn to secrecy, according to producer No I.D., who has been confirmed as one of West's collaborators.

Q-Tip, RZA, and Pete Rock are three producers credited with pioneering New York hip-hop, so their appearances would suggest the album has a traditional East Coast sound. Common told Music Mix that Kanye and No I.D. are following a similar direction with his upcoming album, "The Believer," which Common described as "raw hip-hop.".

Morrison
April 9th, 2010, 11:04 PM
kanye working with tip, rza and pete rock has me really fucking excited.

Miotch
April 10th, 2010, 4:25 AM
I'd be more excited if Kanye wasn't involved.

Simon
April 13th, 2010, 4:20 AM
Attempting a resurrection of this thread...top 15 DJ Premier beats? I started out having it as a top 10 but couldn't narrow it down, do a top 10 if you can't be arsed with 15...or do more if you want to :D

1. Common - The Sixth Sense
2. Nas - Nas Is Like
3. Nas - NY State Of Mind
4. Royce da 5'9" - Boom
5. Gang Starr - Battle
6. Gang Starr - Rite Where U Stand
7. Ludacris - MVP
8. The Lox - Recognize
9. CNN - Invincible
10. Jay-Z - D'Evils
11. Gang Starr - Full Clip
12. Xzibit - What A Mess
13. Non Phixion - Rock Stars
14. Gang Starr - Mass Appeal
15. Gang Starr - Work

Fro
April 13th, 2010, 10:07 AM
I'm surprised you have MVP so high up, that's one of my least favorite Primo beats.

It's somewhat difficult to distinguish between his best beats and his best songs. Either way, NY State of Mind is probably tops on my list.

6th Sense :yes: love that track

Miotch
April 13th, 2010, 12:57 PM
No "Above The Clouds"? That might actually top my list. I'm not sure though.

I was just having a conversation yesterday with my homie about Premier, and we were trying to figure out the last thing he's done.

Can anyone enlighten me on that? What's happened to him?

Simon
April 13th, 2010, 1:09 PM
Not a massive fan of Above The Clouds. I had to leave out Same Team No Games, Moment Of Truth and others though, sad times.

Miotch
April 13th, 2010, 1:14 PM
I agree with the absence of "Manafest" though. Sure, it's classic. Everyone's heard it and it's good, but it's not great. It's great for comparison purposes when looking at Premier's career as a whole I think, but highly over rated.

Fro
April 13th, 2010, 1:16 PM
No "Above The Clouds"? That might actually top my list. I'm not sure though.

I was just having a conversation yesterday with my homie about Premier, and we were trying to figure out the last thing he's done.

Can anyone enlighten me on that? What's happened to him?

He produced the whole album Tha Blaqprint by Blaq Poet last year. I think that's his boy now. I've only heard one song off it ("Hate" ft. Nore) and it's good but Blaq didn't exactly jump off the track. I've been meaning to get the whole album tho so this is a good reminder. He also did a handful of tracks on the 2009 releases of his regular collabos: MOP, Royce and CNN.

Simon
April 13th, 2010, 1:25 PM
I agree with the absence of "Manafest" though. Sure, it's classic. Everyone's heard it and it's good, but it's not great. It's great for comparison purposes when looking at Premier's career as a whole I think, but highly over rated.

It's ok I guess. It suffers unfairly in my head due to the fact that when I see the name I immediately think of the Fugees track, which is approximately 1000000% awesome.

Fro
April 17th, 2010, 1:20 PM
Relapse 2 renamed Recovery with a June 22 release date.


Last night, Eminem’s Twitter displayed a message saying that Relapse 2 was dead, presumably because of a name change. Apparently Relapse 2 was supposed to be constructed of all the song that didn’t make it onto the first Relapse, but then they went ahead and threw those first few songs from the second project onto "The Refill" once Relapse 2 started to become a full body of work. This name change reflects that this is now a project that stands on its own, but is still in a way linked to Em’s last album.

The first single is produced by Jim Jonsin, and as of right now, the album also has production by Just Blaze, Boi-1da and DJ Khalil.

Btw "Hell Breaks Loose" from the Refill has been on pretty heavy rotation on my iPod for a while now. That song kicks ass.

Anaconda Sniper
April 17th, 2010, 2:19 PM
Attempting a resurrection of this thread...top 15 DJ Premier beats? I started out having it as a top 10 but couldn't narrow it down, do a top 10 if you can't be arsed with 15...or do more if you want to :D

1. Common - The Sixth Sense
2. Nas - Nas Is Like
3. Nas - NY State Of Mind
4. Royce da 5'9" - Boom
5. Gang Starr - Battle
6. Gang Starr - Rite Where U Stand
7. Ludacris - MVP
8. The Lox - Recognize
9. CNN - Invincible
10. Jay-Z - D'Evils
11. Gang Starr - Full Clip
12. Xzibit - What A Mess
13. Non Phixion - Rock Stars
14. Gang Starr - Mass Appeal
15. Gang Starr - Work

I like all the gang starr songs. :yes:

Ringo
April 17th, 2010, 7:03 PM
In what has so far been a somewhat barren year for new Hip-Hop (granted, a whole army of massive releases are scheduled for later this year) this came as a nice surprise. Big Pun + J Dilla = Something you want to listen to. A lot.


http://2dopeboyz.okayplayer.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/02/Big-Dilla-Cover-web.jpg

http://usershare.net/2DopeBoyz/urzez3kcu0qa

Ringo
April 18th, 2010, 7:23 PM
http://www.2dopeboyz.com/2010/02/08/cookin-soul-x-big-pun-x-j-dilla-big-dilla-mixtape/

Fro said the link didn't work so here's the official page since it's a free download anyway.

Genius loves Company
April 20th, 2010, 9:24 AM
I like all the gang starr songs. :yes:

It's almost as if you had a premonition:


Legendary rapper Guru has died after a battle with cancer. He was just 43.

Born in Boston's Roxbury neighborhood, Keith Elam was a member of the duo Gang Starr, and is considered one of the pioneers of hip hop-jazz crossover.

His stage name, Guru, is actually an acronym for Gifted Unlimited Rhymes Universal and/or the less often used God is Universal; he is the Ruler Universal.

According to reports, Guru passed away yesterday, having suffered from the grave, malicious illness for over a year and after numerous special treatments.


Guru always tried to keep his harrowing cancer diagnosis in private but in early 2010 he had to admit himself to hospital due to serious effects caused by it.

While in hospital with terminal cancer, Guru wrote a letter, which was provided by Solar, to his fans addressing his illness, career, family and loved ones.



Got this from

http://m.thehollywoodgossip.com/2010/04/legendary-rapper-guru-dead-at-43/

:( I'm shocked. Yes, he was ill, and maybe it was just a matter of Time because cancer is hard to be beaten, but still..

Simon
April 20th, 2010, 9:24 AM
:( Jesus. Didn't even know he was ill. R.I.P., a great loss.

Fro
April 20th, 2010, 9:28 AM
Damn, RIP Guru.

Gang Starr will be blasting from my chevy today...

Morrison
April 20th, 2010, 9:32 AM
http://thebreakbeataxiom.files.wordpress.com/2010/03/guru.jpg
July 17, 1966 – April 19, 2010

http://www.djpremierblog.com/2010/04/20/guru-passed-away-after-hard-battle-r-i-p/


fuuuucccckkkkkkkkk.

ever since first being introduced to gangstarr, guru has been one of my favorite mc's. smooth as silk flow and intelligent, provoking wordplay coupled with premier's beats just really got me hooked into hip hop and sinked it deep, showing me just what kind of spectrum the genre could pass through. wu-tang is what started me into loving it, but gangstarr is what made me appreciate all that hip hop was and could be.

Ringo
April 20th, 2010, 12:23 PM
After a lengthy battle with cancer, Gang Starr rapper Guru-- born Keith Elam-- passed away yesterday, MTV reports. He was 43. In March, Guru suffered a heart attack that left him in a coma for a brief period.

MTV quotes a letter that Guru allegedly wrote in the hospital. It highlights the rapper's charity work with the Each One Counts Foundation, praises Guru's "loyal best friend, partner, and brother" Solar-- his primary post-Gang Starr producer-- and apparently disavows his ties with Premier.

"I do not wish my ex-DJ to have anything to do with my name likeness, events tributes etc. connected in anyway to my situation including any use of my name or circumstance for any reason and I have instructed my lawyers to enforce this. I had nothing to do with him in life for over seven years and want nothing to do with him in death," reads the letter, which was provided by Solar.

According to the missive, Guru is survived by a son, KC.

Guru wrote, "I write this with tears in my eyes, not of sorrow but of joy for what a wonderful life I have enjoyed and how many great people I have had the pleasure of meeting."

The stuff in bold. Very sad. :(

Fro
April 20th, 2010, 12:33 PM
Yeah it's really a shame that he and Premier never made amends before his passing. You can read the full letter to his fans here:

http://hot937.radio.com/2010/04/20/gurus-letter-to-his-fans/

Miotch
April 20th, 2010, 1:25 PM
:(

Brennino
April 20th, 2010, 3:59 PM
I cannot construct a post right now that does Guru or Gangstarr justice, but I will.

Morrison
April 20th, 2010, 10:49 PM
The stuff in bold. Very sad. :(

yeah, that stuff is kinda shitty, though i wonder how true it is, since some people are questioning this solar guy as possibly doing some shady business.

Anaconda Sniper
April 21st, 2010, 12:37 AM
Really sad news. :(

jesus sucks
April 21st, 2010, 11:50 AM
obviously being a 26 year old black fella i have always been into rap music, was into it pretty heavy until lately but over the last 2 years i've not been up on any of it and i only listen to my old music on itunes these days in the background. but i'm gutted to hear about Guru, this thread is the first thing i saw on it and i assumed someone was taking the piss but obviously not. Gangstarr made the best "real" (i hate that term) hiphop of all time for me, got all their albums. Dj Premier was best producer of that style of upbeat new york hiphop and Guru was a really entertaining rapper with a distinct voice that fitted the beats perfectly. i'll be playing Moment of Truth and the Best Of Gangstarr while i do some work on my computer the rest of this afternoon.

Simon
April 21st, 2010, 11:55 AM
obviously being a 26 year old black fella i have always been into rap music,
ahahaha bloody racist.

Simon
April 21st, 2010, 11:56 AM
I heard Moment Of Truth being played by Zane Lowe on Radio 1 last night, made me quite sad. Seeing Zane Lowe out tonight, hope he plays some Gang Starr.

Fro
April 21st, 2010, 12:00 PM
First and foremost, some rappers are sweet like fructose

jesus sucks
April 21st, 2010, 12:06 PM
:D yer Moment of Truth is a nice album. i got into them quite late, around 2001 or so. long after they'd already done all their best work. got the big double disc album on sale oneday (i forget what it's called but it's got the silver cover and a separtate booklet for both CDs) and then went and got the rest over the coming years. my best mate also got into them the same time and we'd always have the music on while being on the playstation or drinking cans etc.

just ituned it, that's the name. full clip: decade of gangstarr. one of the best albums ever easily. no headbanging stuff just proper brilliant beats and a great rapper for 2 or 3 hours.

Simon
April 21st, 2010, 2:02 PM
I actually preferred the stuff Premo made later on but across the years Gang Starr were unbelievable.

Fro
April 21st, 2010, 9:01 PM
This Prodigy shit from jail is dope

YouTube- Prodigy - The Phone Tap (Best video of "PHONE TAP" on youtube)

Also feeling this

YouTube- Big Boi - Shutterbug [Prod. By Scott Storch] + DOWNLOAD

Brennino
April 21st, 2010, 9:56 PM
I believe the album Tim is talking about is Full Clip, which was Gangstarr's best hits of a decade album. Like Tim said, for me Premo WAS the New York sound along with RZA and GZA at the peak of their powers.

As Simon and I have discussed in passing, Premo is regarded as one of the best, if not THE best producer that has ever graced the rap game. The thing that makes this all so sad is that no matter who rapped over Premo's monster beats, be it Biggie or Nas, it never had the same feel or dopeness to it than when Guru was there spitting his bars. This fact alone goes to show just how much of a dope MC he was and how much of a inspirational and important group Gangstarr was.

I often think Black Thought of Roots is somewhat in the same boat as Guru in that we all know how amazing they are, but it just doesn't have that feel until they are reunited with the producer that knows how to fit their rhymes. Unfortunately as a hip-hop fan it has become cliche and tired to proclaim your love for an artist when they untimely pass as in the case of Dilla and Proof (I don't include Pac and Biggie as that's a whole other arguement and debate in itself) but this passing of Guru is very sad. We never really had a full explanation as to why the group disbanded and his final letter still leaves a sour taste in the mouth. I was a casual fan of the Jazzmattaz series that Guru released and his 'Loungin' song was my song for a hot minute. But again, it comes back to the point that he never sounded better over Premo's beats. For me his death mirrors Dillas, in that they were both amazing at what they did but fell victim to illness, thus taking them away from a community (in a hip hop sense) that is all too familiar with the passing of it's greats.

I had the absolute pleasure of seeing Gangstarr live many years ago and meeting them both for a brief few minutes. It is now an experience that has become a privilege. Of course I wish Guru to rest in peace, but thank you for the songs, the albums and the lyrics. Rest in peace to an artist who will more than likely be overlooked in years to come but from this hip-hop head he will not be forgotten.

Peace.

RuneEdge
April 21st, 2010, 11:24 PM
Yeah, Shutterbug is cool.

Bert
April 22nd, 2010, 1:22 PM
It's here! Honestly, if you like this album, buy it. I plan to.
http://sonnybonoho.files.wordpress.com/2010/03/bob-adventures-of-bobby-ray-cover.jpg
01. Don’t Let Me Fall
02. Nothin’ On You (ft. Bruno Mars)
03. Past My Shades (ft. Lupe Fiasco)
04. Airplanes (ft. Hayley Williams of Paramore)
05. Bet I (ft. T.I. And Playboy Tre)
06. Ghost In The Machine
07. The Kids (ft. Janelle Monae)
08. Magic (ft. Rivers Cuomo)
09. Fame
10. Lovelier Than You
11. 5th Dimention (ft. Ricco Barrino)
12. Airplanes Part 2 (ft. Eminem And Hayley Williams of Paramore)
http://sharebee.com/c99938ec

Simon
April 22nd, 2010, 2:01 PM
I believe the album Tim is talking about is Full Clip, which was Gangstarr's best hits of a decade album. Like Tim said, for me Premo WAS the New York sound along with RZA and GZA at the peak of their powers.

As Simon and I have discussed in passing, Premo is regarded as one of the best, if not THE best producer that has ever graced the rap game. The thing that makes this all so sad is that no matter who rapped over Premo's monster beats, be it Biggie or Nas, it never had the same feel or dopeness to it than when Guru was there spitting his bars. This fact alone goes to show just how much of a dope MC he was and how much of a inspirational and important group Gangstarr was.

I often think Black Thought of Roots is somewhat in the same boat as Guru in that we all know how amazing they are, but it just doesn't have that feel until they are reunited with the producer that knows how to fit their rhymes. Unfortunately as a hip-hop fan it has become cliche and tired to proclaim your love for an artist when they untimely pass as in the case of Dilla and Proof (I don't include Pac and Biggie as that's a whole other arguement and debate in itself) but this passing of Guru is very sad. We never really had a full explanation as to why the group disbanded and his final letter still leaves a sour taste in the mouth. I was a casual fan of the Jazzmattaz series that Guru released and his 'Loungin' song was my song for a hot minute. But again, it comes back to the point that he never sounded better over Premo's beats. For me his death mirrors Dillas, in that they were both amazing at what they did but fell victim to illness, thus taking them away from a community (in a hip hop sense) that is all too familiar with the passing of it's greats.

I had the absolute pleasure of seeing Gangstarr live many years ago and meeting them both for a brief few minutes. It is now an experience that has become a privilege. Of course I wish Guru to rest in peace, but thank you for the songs, the albums and the lyrics. Rest in peace to an artist who will more than likely be overlooked in years to come but from this hip-hop head he will not be forgotten.

Peace.
Probably not the best time to say it and obviously no disrespect is meant, but in honesty I preferred much of his work for other artists, for no reason other than they were superior rappers. I agree that Guru's smooth flow suited much of Premo's more relaxed beats, but I just can't look past the work he did with Nas, Common and Jay and honestly say I preferred the Gang Starr stuff.

That isn't to say that the music Gang Starr made wasn't fantastic, of course. One summer in the early 00's I bought Moment Of Truth for £3 from HMV, having known little about Gang Starr beyond their new stuff like Battle and Right Where You Stand (which, incidentally, are up there with my favourite Gang Starr tracks)...it was just a random pick-up, I'm not sure I even associated DJ Premier with Gang Starr at that point. But fuck me sideways that CD didn't leave my changer for months.

I raised myself on hip-hop through the more hard-hitting sounds of 2pac, Biggie, Big Pun and the more recent work of Jay-Z and Nas, plus some UK sounds like Blak Twang and Fallacy...prior to that I was too immature for the more relaxed but less immediate styles of early Nas/Jay, Common and the like.

And then I listened to Gang Starr, and it clicked. That album is tits, I'd definitely say it was my favourite of their work, although I know this isn't a popular opinion. The samples were filth, Guru went over every beat like water and it was just a dream to listen to - lovely to have playing on a sonic level as background music, even better if you were tuned in and listening to Guru rather than hearing him.

I was listening to Moment Of Truth (the track) earlier today and it's quite sad to listen to it now, very poignant indeed.

R.I.P. to one of the underappreciated kings of the game. It will be interesting to see if his premature death raises him to a higher level of respect which he deserves.

Adamy
April 22nd, 2010, 7:46 PM
It's here! Honestly, if you like this album, buy it. I plan to.
http://sonnybonoho.files.wordpress.com/2010/03/bob-adventures-of-bobby-ray-cover.jpg
01. Don’t Let Me Fall
02. Nothin’ On You (ft. Bruno Mars)
03. Past My Shades (ft. Lupe Fiasco)
04. Airplanes (ft. Hayley Williams of Paramore)
05. Bet I (ft. T.I. And Playboy Tre)
06. Ghost In The Machine
07. The Kids (ft. Janelle Monae)
08. Magic (ft. Rivers Cuomo)
09. Fame
10. Lovelier Than You
11. 5th Dimention (ft. Ricco Barrino)
12. Airplanes Part 2 (ft. Eminem And Hayley Williams of Paramore)
http://sharebee.com/c99938ec


It's nice seeing B.O.B. blow up. I remember hearing "Cloud 9" probably four years ago and being blown away. He's had some very catchy tunes over the past few years, too:

YouTube- B.O.B. - Grip your Body

"I get things moist, call me SpongeBOB" :lol:

YouTube- New 2008 Single - B.O.B - Use Your Love

Anaconda Sniper
April 23rd, 2010, 2:11 AM
It's here! Honestly, if you like this album, buy it. I plan to.
http://sonnybonoho.files.wordpress.com/2010/03/bob-adventures-of-bobby-ray-cover.jpg
01. Don’t Let Me Fall
02. Nothin’ On You (ft. Bruno Mars)
03. Past My Shades (ft. Lupe Fiasco)
04. Airplanes (ft. Hayley Williams of Paramore)
05. Bet I (ft. T.I. And Playboy Tre)
06. Ghost In The Machine
07. The Kids (ft. Janelle Monae)
08. Magic (ft. Rivers Cuomo)
09. Fame
10. Lovelier Than You
11. 5th Dimention (ft. Ricco Barrino)
12. Airplanes Part 2 (ft. Eminem And Hayley Williams of Paramore)
http://sharebee.com/c99938ec

:yes:

jesus sucks
April 26th, 2010, 3:03 PM
Brennino, i met the RZA 2 years ago btw. he was a nice guy but we all had to wait ages for him to turn up. got cuban linx and 36 chambers signed :)

jesus sucks
April 26th, 2010, 3:25 PM
i agree about the monent of truth song aswell. that was also my favourite CD of the summer of 2001. and the song itself is arguably the best beat he ever did. incredible sample, whatever it was. that's also my favourite Guru lyrics.

Fro
April 26th, 2010, 3:25 PM
Am I the only one not feeling B.O.B.?

Simon
April 26th, 2010, 4:06 PM
:lol: I was going to say something similar Fro - that Airplanes Pt. 2 track is good but only because of the singer. Bob and Eminem are both shit on it :dunno:

Loving Black The Ripper at the moment.

YouTube- Droopy feat Cookie & Black The Ripper - Wet Wipes Remix [18/22]

RuneEdge
April 27th, 2010, 6:14 PM
Slim freestyles over Beamer, Benz or Bentley, and Drake's Over. Check it out.
YouTube- Eminem - Despicable (Over / Beamer, Benz, Bentley Freestyle )

Fro
April 27th, 2010, 8:28 PM
Good shit, can't wait for Recovery.

Having now listened to the B.o.B. album, it's pretty good. None of it seems all that original though.. if you told me this was the newest Cee-Lo album, I might believe you. He blends a lot of familiar southern hip hop styles into one. That said, it's very crisp and well executed. I like it more than the Kid Cudi album which while more original was somewhat dull and hard for me to get into.

son_of_foley
April 28th, 2010, 3:58 AM
Cudi album was a bit dissapointing compared to the mixtapes I thought. Still like a few songs of it. Simple As, is pretty nice

Fro
April 28th, 2010, 12:58 PM
RZA Working On GZA's 'Liquid Swords 2'


Legendary producer RZA has announced via his Twitter page (@RZAWU) that he will be producing Liquid Swords 2, sequel to GZA's classic album.

"IT'S TRUE: 'LIQUID SWORDS 2' PRODUCED BY THE ABBOT RZA COMING FALL 2010. WHO'S READY FOR THE WU? BONG BONG," wrote RZA, whose body of work producing for the Wu from 1993 to 1997 is considered among the best in Hip Hop history. Among the albums produced in that time period was GZA's Liquid Swords, which is heralded to this day as one of Rap's finest albums.

The announcement comes after the recent critical and commercial successes of other Wu-Tang sequels: Raekwon's Only Built 4 Cuban Linx...II and Method Man and Redman's Blackout! 2. The Wu brand has come back strong as of late, with well-received releases in Chamber Music and Wu-Massacre, as well as others.

There is currently no set release date for Liquid Swords 2.

:yes::yes:

RuneEdge
April 28th, 2010, 10:47 PM
Was listening to some more of the leaked tracks on Distant Relatives. It's looking better than I had thought.

"Africa Must Wake Up" with K'naan has a nice vibe.

EDIT

And that Weezy track got leaked too.

Bert
April 29th, 2010, 1:07 PM
YouTube- Eminem - Not Afraid (Produced by Boi-1da) [CDQ]

Yesssss. :heart:
Download:
http://usershare.net/2DopeBoyz/pf1yf8pr9z89
or
http://www.mediafire.com/?f2jlrmzwhio

Ringo
April 29th, 2010, 1:39 PM
Fuck me. He's 2 for 2 if we count that Despicable track. Chorus is okay and the verses are fucking great. I knew he still had it in him! Relatively optimistic now.

RuneEdge
April 29th, 2010, 2:21 PM
http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/c/c8/Recoveryleak.jpg
Fake or not, it looks kinda cool.

Simon
April 29th, 2010, 2:29 PM
Reminiscent of the MMLP cover somehow.

RuneEdge
April 29th, 2010, 3:07 PM
I see what you mean. Kinda has the same colour tone or feel to it.

UncannyIowan
April 29th, 2010, 4:00 PM
RZA Working On GZA's 'Liquid Swords 2'



:yes::yes:

Liquid Swords is one of the top 5 albums that inspire my music everyday. Pro Tools was aight, they definitely need to make LS2 as grimey as the first one though to really capture the sound people dig from the WU.

Fro
April 29th, 2010, 4:06 PM
Yeah, I'm not all that sure RZA can still produce the bulk of a great album. OB4CL2 proved that he doesn't need to, though, as Rae recreated that old Wu sound with RZA only producing 2 tracks (if I remember correctly). Hopefully LS2 is similar.

VanillaJello
April 29th, 2010, 9:52 PM
I'm just pumped that Em didn't go with a comedy cut to start the album.

The Roethlisberger line was money on Despicable.

RuneEdge
April 29th, 2010, 10:19 PM
I hope most of his work is with Dre though. All Boi1da beats sound like they were made for Drake. Even Slim's track sounds like a Drake track.

Bert
April 29th, 2010, 10:22 PM
I'm just pumped that Em didn't go with a comedy cut to start the album.

The Roethlisberger line was money on Despicable.

In his interview with Angela Lee on Shade 45 (his internet radio station) he said there won't be any skits.

Ringo
April 30th, 2010, 6:27 AM
Well thank fuck for that.

RFF Champ
April 30th, 2010, 6:45 AM
YouTube- Eminem - Not Afraid (Produced by Boi-1da) [CDQ] (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pL2TZB1J-rI)

Yesssss. :heart:
Download:
http://usershare.net/2DopeBoyz/pf1yf8pr9z89
or
http://www.mediafire.com/?f2jlrmzwhio


I just sat there listening to some crap PIMP remix, thinking it was a quirky Eminem intro waiting for it to drop.

Now I've heard the proper thing it's pretty solid. I don't like the chorus, it's standard really, nothing special. I do love Eminem when he's in full flow though so I like the verses a lot. Not a bad start, I'm hoping it picks up a bit for the rest of the album though.

Simon
April 30th, 2010, 8:06 AM
I have literally never heard a skit that has added anything to an album, bar possibly the one on Blak Twang's album where he is about to confront an apparent racist on a train who is mouthing off about "that monkey at centre back for Arsenal", before realising he is talking about Martin Keown.

Imagine how much worse Illmatic would be if it was littered with fucking 30 second clips of people talking rubbish.

Worst skit ever = Pakinamak off one of Big Pun's album. Diabolical.

Fro
April 30th, 2010, 8:21 AM
I actually think Eminem's had some great skits over the years. I almost always listen to the Steve Berman skit that precedes "The Way I Am" before listening to the song. I love how it sets up the song. "You know why Dre's album was so successful? He's rapping about big screen TVs, blunts, 40s and bitches. You're rapping about homosexuals and vicodin." :lol:

Same goes for the skit that precedes "Soldier", the song isn't as good without it.

The Ken Kaniff ones are just awful though.

Edit: The intro skit to Relapse is also great.

RuneEdge
April 30th, 2010, 4:45 PM
Yeah, was gonna mention the intro to Relapse. Awesome skit IMO.

YouTube- DJ Khaled - All I Do Is Win [Remix] (Ft. Rick Ross, Busta Rhymes, Diddy, Nicki Minaj, & More!)

I just dont get how Busta kills it with his features but his own tracks usually suck.
His verse on "About Me" with Raekwon on OB4CL2 is another example of this. He always does well no matter who he's paired with.

QuietStorm
April 30th, 2010, 6:34 PM
So..... Solar is quite a douche, huh?

Simon
April 30th, 2010, 6:43 PM
Aye.

jesus sucks
April 30th, 2010, 10:18 PM
the only people that ever did skits well were Wu Tang on 'that' 1st generation of albums lah :D. i never skip them even though i've heard each one at least 500 times or more. the had their own way of talking and own slang, so them talking shit for 2 minutes was still entertaining. and built anticipation for the next classic song. usually the beat just came straight in after the talking or a short kung fu movie sample, and it was just fucking brilliant. or, obviously, the start of liquid swords. not only the best skit but the best album intro of all time in any genre of music.

Dubya
May 3rd, 2010, 10:20 AM
Anybody know where I can get some more Kurupt cds? All I can seem to find are a few of his older ones .. (against the grain, streetz is a mutha, and korruption!) .. would greatly appreciate anything else ..

I've been stuck on the new Devin the Dude cd, Suite 420, for the past couple weeks. Pretty solid cd.

Ringo
May 3rd, 2010, 12:12 PM
As "Young Gotti" - Same Day, Different Shit (2006)
http://www.megaupload.com/?d=U30TQ5FJ

Streetlights (2010)
http://www.mediafire.com/?mfry4zymhwg

You mentioned 3 of his 4 other albums...

Airborn
May 6th, 2010, 11:49 PM
Everyone should check this out. Apparently the same people behind Jaydiohead did this, but this is even better, really one of the best mash-up/mixes I have ever heard. Just sounds clean and natural. Enjoy!

http://mosdub.com/mos_dub_cover.jpg

http://mosdub.com/

son_of_foley
May 12th, 2010, 4:37 AM
Any love for Chiddy Bang? Downloaded the Swelly Express. Quite like it actually.

Simon
May 12th, 2010, 4:40 AM
I like that Opposite Of Adults tune that rips off MGMT (?)

son_of_foley
May 12th, 2010, 4:41 AM
Yeah it's on there. I'm genuinely confused because I think it's a mixtape as I can't legitimately buy it from any stores but they have the 2 singles on there. The one with Passion Pit, "truth" is a great song as well.

son_of_foley
May 12th, 2010, 4:43 AM
There's one called AIR Swell also that has a song sampling Ellie Goulding as well

BBF
May 12th, 2010, 4:53 AM
Quite like them.

Opposite of adults is a nice tune. Haven't heard the whole album but from what I've heard I like.

Airborn
May 13th, 2010, 1:28 PM
Anyone check out that Mos Dub? Fantastic stuff there.

The Nas & Damian Marley album has hit the net. Pretty good stuff.

Genius loves Company
May 13th, 2010, 9:53 PM
Does anyone know the Lyrics to Cypress Hills Song with Daron Malakian?

It's called Troubleseeker and i've only got the first sentence:

I’m on a Rampage, rippin’up the damn Stage...


but i need the Lyrics to the whole Song?

Fro
May 13th, 2010, 11:30 PM
Can't help ya there.

I'm definitely feeling the Nas & Damien Marley. Very well done all around.

G-Fresh
May 15th, 2010, 10:46 PM
Does anyone know the Lyrics to Cypress Hills Song with Daron Malakian?

It's called Troubleseeker and i've only got the first sentence:

I’m on a Rampage, rippin’up the damn Stage...


but i need the Lyrics to the whole Song?

Googie is your friend.

Glen
May 15th, 2010, 10:50 PM
I love Googie.

Google is pretty good too though.

Genius loves Company
May 15th, 2010, 11:27 PM
I've tried Google, but the Lyrics were nowhere to be found.

Second City Saint
May 16th, 2010, 2:57 AM
I love Googie.

John, Paul, Ringo and Googie.

Winkle van Tinkle
May 16th, 2010, 4:57 PM
Really enjoying Distant Relatives. Excellent stuff. Couple of reviews....

AllHipHop.com

Distant Relatives is an amazing achievement for both artists. For Damian Marley, it shows in these 5 years since this last LP (Welcome to Jamrock), he has grown as a producer and can lay claim to being one the most talented of Bob Marley’s children. Nas continues to evolve and age gracefully. Since 2002’s God’s Son, Nas has opted to use music to look inside himself for identity, rather than media, fans, or trends to define him. Instead of attempting to relive past glory (Illmatic) or personas (The Firm), he’s doing something many emcees become fearful to do; grow up with their audience and challenge themselves. And with the way he handled the varying production from Marley, Nas again shows why 19 years after his first appearance he’s still one of the premier lyricists in Hip-Hop.
Distant Relatives is a rewarding listening experience in its musicianship and lyricism, and one you can expect to go back to in the years to come.

Rating: 10/10


HIPHOPDX.com

From the moment the listener absorbs opening-cut, “As We Enter,” the chemistry is solidified within Distant Relatives as the two trade bars and this collaborative spirit can be seen throughout the album. Nas' and Damian's work together is superb and each guest (Stephen Marley, Joss Stone, Lil Wayne, Dennis Brown and two guest spots from K’naan) fits sensibly with the project's perimeters, ensuring that nothing is done for show and no detail is spared. Front to back, this album provides no filler and boasts substance. In a genre-bending effort, the duo manages to succeed in creating a best of both worlds collaboration without compromising anything - a feat rarely seen. The relativity between Nas and Marley comes across in this music as well as it does in their message, as both men create a benchmark in their rich careers.

Rating: 4.5/5


Guardian.co.uk

Expanding on the collaboration begun on the track Road to Zion on Marley's 2005 album Welcome to Jamrock, Distant Relatives traces hip-hop's roots to Africa via Jamaican dancehall and reggae, which explains why the fusion of rapper Nas's blistering raps and reggae royal Marley's compelling, world-weary deliveries sounds so natural. It's thoughtful, sincere, weighty stuff, tackling subjects from African poverty to the diamond trade without sounding preachy or schmaltzy. Nas is at his best addressing "those who get left behind" on Strong Will Continue, while Marley has inherited his father Bob's knack for simple phrases that hit home, notably Tribes At War's "Everyone deserves to earn, every child deserves to learn". An eclectic musical backdrop sounds more comfortable with reggae than acoustic guitars and pop, and Count Your Blessings' lyrics celebrating "love and assurance, new health insurance" jar somewhat. But tunes as strong as the eerie, haunting Patience and troubled reggae Leaders ("They took our leaders and lynched them") will prove difficult to deny.

Rating: 4/5



Listen to it free and legally:
http://www.we7.com/#/album/Distant-Relatives-Explicit-Versio n-!albumId=469895 (http://www.we7.com/#/album/Distant-Relatives-Explicit-Version-%21albumId=469895)

G-Fresh
May 17th, 2010, 5:18 PM
I love Googie.

Google is pretty goooo though.

Lingo, my Friend. I still don't remember who you are.
I'm about to be out of Klonopins anyway.

Fro
May 22nd, 2010, 2:02 PM
Really good (mainly biographical) article about Guru from The Boston Phoenix.

http://thephoenix.com/Boston/music/102387-gurus-guru/

Brennino
May 28th, 2010, 6:15 AM
Hip Hop must have been listening to my concerns. Thank you to Nas and Marley for Distant Relatives and to Talib and Hi Tek for getting Reflection Eternal back together. Two fucking monster albums in a matter of weeks that really should only come around once in a while.

jakeb
May 28th, 2010, 7:27 AM
Hip Hop must have been listening to my concerns. Thank you to Nas and Marley for Distant Relatives and to Talib and Hi Tek for getting Reflection Eternal back together. Two fucking monster albums in a matter of weeks that really should only come around once in a while.

Have to agree that hip hop is in need of albums like these. Yesterday, I turned on the radio to find my ears flooded with just horrible music. Immediately, I put in Distant Relatives and was thankful for real music. 2010 has been a great year thus far. Hopefully with Lasers, Monch and Budden's new albums, 2010 will be one of the best years in quite a while.

Simon
May 28th, 2010, 7:53 AM
As We Enter is TITS.

RuneEdge
May 28th, 2010, 7:04 PM
Anyone seen the tracklisting for Eminem's next album?

1. “Cold Wind Blows”
2. “Talkin’ 2 Myself” feat. Kobe
3. “On Fire”
4. “Won’t Back Down” feat. Pink
5. “W.T.P.”
6. “Going Through Changes”
7. “Not Afraid”
8. “Seduction”
9. “No Love” feat. Lil Wayne
10. “Space Bound”
11. “Cinderella Man”
12. “25 to Life”
13. “So Bad”
14. “Almost Famous”
15. “Love the Way You Lie” feat. Rihanna
16. “You’re Never Over”

A bit worried about those two features in bold.

Airborn
June 2nd, 2010, 12:38 PM
Why be worried about those features? They are just going to be singing hooks, not a big deal. I'm more let down by the Lil Wayne feature.


Drake's album has leaked. Kinda sucks, but here it is

http://www.zshare.net/download/76786944ece10560/

Fro
June 2nd, 2010, 1:25 PM
Yeah I'm not worried about those specific guest spots but I do think all the info that's come out about Recovery (i.e. the producer lineup) as well as the spots Em himself has been doing (Wayne, B.o.B., Drake) should tell us that he's going for a more mainstream hip hop feel for this album. It's possible that it'll be a little soft - more friendly to the masses but disappointing to the hardcore fans - but I think he can come up with a nice middle ground. It's definitely a major changeup for him to utilize Just Blaze, Boi 1da and DJ Khalil so I'm very intrigued to see how it turned out.

Definitely feeling the new Reflection Eternal right now.

Slim Shady
June 2nd, 2010, 1:33 PM
If anything, Em has been too mainstream with like his last 2 or 3 cds. That damn high pitched accent thing kills me. And, the Drake cd has me worried. I haven't listened to it yet, but his mix tape shit has been so good, it's bound to disappoint. Kinda reminds me of like, Chamillionaire.

Fro
June 2nd, 2010, 1:45 PM
...or Wale. I saw Wale live a few months ago but I don't think I ever mentioned it in here. He was awful. K'naan went on before him (with a live band) and was incredible. If you get a chance to see him, do it. Half way through Wale's set the place was clearing out. I wigged out for W.A.L.E.D.A.N.C.E. but that was about it. Other than a few mixtape cuts it was a poor performance of a shite album.

Slim Shady
June 2nd, 2010, 1:52 PM
Another one would be Kid Cudi. I love his mixtape shit, but minus like 3 or 4 songs his cd was garbage. I dunno, just had too much of a Kanye feel to it. If he sticks to Snoop, I think his next cd should be awesome though.

Bert
June 2nd, 2010, 4:15 PM
Why be worried about those features? They are just going to be singing hooks, not a big deal. I'm more let down by the Lil Wayne feature.


Drake's album has leaked. Kinda sucks, but here it is

http://www.zshare.net/download/76786944ece10560/

It's ok. Some good tracks. I swear Shut It Down is just Houstalantavegas with new lyrics though. If you were expecting nothing but rapping you're going to be dissapointed, but I knew he was going to be singing the hooks/choruses and not using a lot of samples.

Airborn
June 3rd, 2010, 1:27 PM
If anything, Em has been too mainstream with like his last 2 or 3 cds.

Yeah.. nothing says mainstream like bodies on the floor, being raped by his step-dad, and kidnapping and murdering girls.

Fro
June 3rd, 2010, 1:33 PM
lol

Em on the pop star guest spots: "When I did the song (Won't Back Down) that I did with Pink I laid my parts first and kind of heard her on the record. I felt like she would smash this record, so I gave her a call and she was with it, so we did it. The other that I did with Rihanna (Love the Way You Lie) is one of those tracks that I felt only she could pull it off. Both of the records, I guess you just got to hear them to know what they are."

Simon
June 3rd, 2010, 2:08 PM
There's no reason why it shouldn't work. SSLP and MMLP had hook singers on a few tracks, ok it was Dina Rae rather than a big star, but then again Nate Dogg KILLED it on Collapse from The Eminem Show. By all means dog him down if the tracks turn out to be shit, but without having heard them it's a but much to be moaning already.

Airborn
June 3rd, 2010, 3:54 PM
Well, here's the Pink track... sounds pretty damn good to me.

"Won't Back Down" Produced by DJ Khalil

http://www.mediafire.com/?zduzrtijqot

RuneEdge
June 3rd, 2010, 6:04 PM
Well, here's the Pink track... sounds pretty damn good to me.

"Won't Back Down" Produced by DJ Khalil

http://www.mediafire.com/?zduzrtijqot

Now that's mainstream. But it's still cool as hell. :yes:

Fro
June 4th, 2010, 11:06 AM
Yeah it's pretty good. I like the beat and Pink's hook is fine - not offensively soft by any means, in fact much harder and better than the hook for "We Made You". Em's flow gets a little choppy in the second two verses though.

marquismad2000
June 5th, 2010, 6:58 AM
YO CHECK OUT MY BEATS AT http://members.soundclick.com/marquismad2000 I AM TRYING TO GET SOME CRITIQUES AND DO A LITTLE NETWORKING.

Simon
June 5th, 2010, 7:15 AM
They suck, dawg.

G-Fresh
June 5th, 2010, 7:35 PM
Eminem sucks worse with every release.

Mark Hammer
June 5th, 2010, 9:15 PM
One of the first things I think I've ever agreed with you about. I used to be the biggest Em fan but Jesus the shit he puts out these days is terrible.

Miotch
June 5th, 2010, 11:08 PM
The shit I have heard of this latest album isn't bad. It's not great, but it's no where near as garbage as the last 3 albums.

Fro
June 6th, 2010, 11:49 AM
You think The Eminem Show was garbage? :wtf:

Fro
June 7th, 2010, 9:04 AM
YouTube- Kanye West - Power

BBF
June 7th, 2010, 11:41 AM
Everyone heard Thank Me Later yet?

Drake is still putting out some pretty good songs. MY BOY IS REPPING FOR CANADA

Miotch
June 7th, 2010, 12:31 PM
You think The Eminem Show was garbage? :wtf:

I meant the last 2. It's just been so long since TES that I was thinking there had to be 3 releases in there.

Fro
June 7th, 2010, 12:34 PM
Everyone heard Thank Me Later yet?

Drake is still putting out some pretty good songs. MY BOY IS REPPING FOR CANADA

DEGRASSI HIGH 4 LYFE

BBF
June 7th, 2010, 1:31 PM
Karaoke, Show Me A Good Time and Light Up are the stand outs for me.

I live for the nights that I can't remember with the people that I won't forget spending all the money that work my ass off for doing things that I won't regret.

Airborn
June 7th, 2010, 1:40 PM
Eminem, Royce Da 5'9", and Mr. Porter Freestyle on Tim Westwood (Produced by The Alchemist)- http://usershare.net/b8ugibcbb5j0 reallllly good shit here


Drake's album is pretty underwhelming if you ask me. "Fireworks" and "Light Up" are my favorites right now, the Jeezy track is cool too, but I just expected a bit more I guess. Lines like "shallow nigga but deep enough to have gone swimmin'" and "I'm a star, no spangled banner" make me cringe, and there was nothing quite as impressive on the album as "Say What's Real" from So Far Gone.

If you wanna talk Canadian rappers, check out Shad. He's pretty amazing

YouTube- SHAD - Yaa I Get It (Official Video)

Bert
June 7th, 2010, 8:15 PM
Recovery leaked.
it's not labeled so here's the tracklist.
http://cache.interscope.com/images/local/500/83e6fca8-ab76-48d7-901a-06d9bc729fc0.jpg
1. COLD WIND BLOWS
2. TALKIN’ 2 MYSELF FEAT. KOBE
3. ON FIRE
4. WON’T BACK DOWN FEAT. P!NK
5. W.T.P.
6. GOING THROUGH CHANGES
7. NOT AFRAID
8. SEDUCTION
9. NO LOVE FEAT. LIL WAYNE
10. SPACE BOUND
11. CINDERELLA MAN
12. 25 TO LIFE
13. SO BAD
14. ALMOST FAMOUS
15. LOVE THE WAY YOU LIE FEAT. RIHANNA
16. YOU’RE NEVER OVER

Not sure what the 17th track is, some bonus track I guess.

http://www.megaupload.com/?d=OGI3OEN1

Fro
June 7th, 2010, 11:09 PM
Good shit, link's already dead tho.

First track is definitely dope.... (that's as far as I've gotten)

Bert
June 7th, 2010, 11:17 PM
This should be it:

http://www.megaupload.com/?d=6PR5TC4F

QuietStorm
June 8th, 2010, 2:59 AM
The first two tracks and the last one are about all I like.

Bert
June 8th, 2010, 3:05 AM
WTP is the only one I don't like.

G-Fresh
June 8th, 2010, 7:08 AM
Boy/girl groups make Eminem sick unless they are singing his hooks. Fuckin faggot.

RuneEdge
June 8th, 2010, 9:18 AM
HADDAWAY!

Bert
June 8th, 2010, 11:20 AM
Royce da 5'9" - Tired Ya'll (Find Your Love beat)
http://usershare.net/gj8l7ozn6amb
Royce kills it. He might as well just release a mixtape called Thank Me Never now.

Slim Shady
June 8th, 2010, 1:40 PM
So I got a chance to listen to the Drake. It's not too bad. The thing that bugs me about him are his hooks. He just rambles too much in them. Like the song with Alicia Keys, why does he have to sing the first part? He still has good lines, but it's just not as good as it should be. Not horrible, but not that good.

Just downloaded the Em.. Proud to say I'm up to song 4, and have yet to hear the Triumph dog voice. Good for him. Pretty good so far though. If you don't like it, take a deep breath and realize that it's just music. Nod your head and have a good time :yes:


EDIT: :rofl: the song with Lil Wayne is now my favorite just cause they used the song from Night at the Roxbury.

Fro
June 8th, 2010, 8:46 PM
Giving this a proper listen now, really digging it. It's definitely a mainstream album and a very far cry from Relapse. Personally I liked Relapse but Em clearly heard some negative feedback and gave the fans (maybe not the hardcores but the masses) what they were asking for, and it came out great.


The first two tracks and the last one are about all I like.

You must not like Eminem then I'm guessing. Almost Famous? So Bad? No?

Slim Shady
June 8th, 2010, 9:47 PM
Is there a more ironic/perfect chorus than Love the Way You Lie? Come on, Rihanna doing it while Em talks about loving a girl so much, yet he put hands on her. Priceless.

Airborn
June 8th, 2010, 10:14 PM
I quite like the Eminem album, it's a whole lot better than Relapse was. Gotta love him shitting on that album throughout Recovery, I especially liked the "Last two albums didn't count, Encore I was on drugs, Relapse I was flushin' em out" line. Some interesting hooks on here, some work and some don't. I really like the female vocals on "25 To Life" and "Space Bound". Subject matter is definitely a lot more focused than Relapse, I like the realistic/introspective stuff a lot more than the pointless shock value. The production is also pretty interesting since Eminem has only had Dre and his own production in the past. I think it works for the most part. Just Blaze has some nice shit on here, although that Haddaway sample was a little confusing. I have a feeling "Love The Way You Lie" will be one of the, if not the, biggest songs of the summer.

On small thing I really like on the Drake album, the transition from the end of "The Resistance" into "Over". Nice touch.

Winkle van Tinkle
June 9th, 2010, 4:14 PM
Holy fucks....look at this line up!

http://i46.tinypic.com/2ry0a6d.jpg

Full 36 chambers performance! Full Doggysstyle!! :eek:

Winkle van Tinkle
June 9th, 2010, 4:16 PM
Em's album is superbs, and i hated his last few albums

Fro
June 9th, 2010, 4:28 PM
Holy fucks....look at this line up!

http://i46.tinypic.com/2ry0a6d.jpg

Full 36 chambers performance! Full Doggysstyle!! :eek:

That's awesome, too bad they're only doing 4 cities this year. I might have to see about a NYC trip for that.

Dubya
June 9th, 2010, 7:23 PM
Thats a pretty sick line-up. That Street Sweeper Social Club cd is pretty good if you dig on rap/rock like Rage or Cypress Hill's rock stuff.

G-Fresh
June 9th, 2010, 11:32 PM
Throw ys W's up!

Brennino
June 10th, 2010, 7:19 AM
I fuckin love MURS, especially when 9th hooks up the beats.

QuietStorm
June 10th, 2010, 11:27 PM
Giving this a proper listen now, really digging it. It's definitely a mainstream album and a very far cry from Relapse. Personally I liked Relapse but Em clearly heard some negative feedback and gave the fans (maybe not the hardcores but the masses) what they were asking for, and it came out great.



You must not like Eminem then I'm guessing. Almost Famous? So Bad? No?
I like Eminem just fine when he puts out a dope album. I love SSLP, like MMLP, and love TES. But while this one was better than the last two, it still isn't going into any rotation for me. There are some decent verses, but I just don't like the way he sounds anymore. And most of the choruses are awful. Revolutions Per Minute and Distant Relatives are definitely in my future rotation, this clearly isn't.

Marshall will never top The Eminem Show in my opinion.

QuietStorm
June 11th, 2010, 4:20 AM
Canibus, Pras, and some lady on Charlie Rose back in 1998. Classic.

Part 1
YouTube- Canibus - Charlie Rose Show - 1998 part 1

Part 2
YouTube- Canibus - Charlie Rose Show - 1998 part 2

Airborn
June 11th, 2010, 10:45 PM
Speaking of classic, here's Eminem and Percee P freestyling in some dirty bathroom before the Slim Shady LP dropped... my how far he's come :lol:

YouTube- GETOE TV PERCEE P, CORY DOGS, EMINEM

Simon
June 13th, 2010, 7:24 AM
The more I listen to Recovery the better it gets. Some of the beats I wasn't too sure about at first but they are real growers - Almost Famous, Cinderella Man and 25 To Life especially. It's not perfect but lyrically this is Em at his best in years. This CD plus the verses on Forever, Drop The World and Airplanes show that he DOES still have it in him.

Bert
June 13th, 2010, 12:33 PM
http://nsa15.casimages.com/img/2010/06/13/100613022618778395.jpg
Track List:
1. Intro
2. So Crooked
3. Lil Youngsters (Feat. Ray J, Spider, Eastwood)
4. Fuck Em
5. Haters
6. Live At Tha Row
7. Fuck Wit U
8. Go Hard (Feat. Danny Boy, Spider)
9. West Coast (Feat. Kurupt, Eastwood)
10. House Party (Feat. Ray J, Eastwood)
11. So Damn Hood (Remix) (Feat. Juvenile, Sisqo)
12. Bitch (Feat. Too Short, Eastwood, Ray J)
13. Cali Luv III
14. Hood Star
15. Me And My Dogg (Feat. K-Ci, Danny Boy, Eastwood, Ganxsta Ridd)
http://www.megaupload.com/?d=N2L9YVNO

I haven't gave this a listen yet but most of the time I love Crooked I.

Fro
June 13th, 2010, 3:33 PM
1. “Cold Wind Blows” – This might be my favorite song on the album. Great beat and Em flows over it perfectly, the first verse especially which opens the album up with a bang. He sounds good on the chorus here even though it’s sing songy and it sounds like he’s trying to imitate Justin Timberlake. 10
2. “Talkin’ 2 Myself” feat. Kobe – Decent beat, good verses (especially the 3rd). I like the topic matter with him breaking down his status in hip hop and how he fell from the top with his last 2 albums. The hook sounds soft for Em but it’s good for an R&B hook. 8
3. “On Fire” - Good beat but the song feels uninspired. This is one of those songs where he doesn’t actually talk about anything and just spits random rhymes, and he admits it. It’s a filler song but it’s good enough not to cut from the album. 7
4. “Won’t Back Down” feat. Pink – This is dope, don’t deny. The rock and roll beat is perfect for Em and Pink sounds good on the hook. Rappers saying “get it?” then repeating their double entendre is usually lame, but the “calm batman” line actually warrants it, I think. That took me a couple listens to get. 9
5. “W.T.P.” - The generic party track. It’s not bad though, the beat is very danceable and I like his flow. A rhyme like “so ladies if your bellybutton’s not an innie then I’m outtie, now hop in my minivan let’s get rowdy” is just a throwaway for him but he delivers it so perfectly that it sticks with you. 7.5
6. “Going Through Changes” – This is essentially the continuation of Déjà Vu off Relapse, same topic matter and tone but the beat and hook aren’t quite as good. Déjà Vu was great, this one is just really good. 8.5
7. “Not Afraid” – I don’t know why some people were down on this as the single – it’s a good song. He lays on the metaphors pretty thick but they’e pretty good for the most part. 8
8. “Seduction” – I really like the subtle piano part of this beat which gives it that eerie feel. Cool song that sounds distinct from the rest of the album. 8.5
9. “No Love” feat. Lil Wayne – Holy shit what a track, seriously. This will be the biggest song off the album and a gigantic hit, I reckon. I love how Wayne and Em’s verses both get gradually get more intense. Both are in top form. 10
10. “Space Bound” – The hook sounds like something off the B.o.B. or Cudi album, in a good way. Em fits his verses to it perfectly and I love the bridge at the end. I can’t believe this is a Dre beat (according to Wiki), it definitely doesn’t sound like it. Add this to the long list of songs that could be big singles. 9
11. “Cinderella Man” – I like the simple but hard hitting beat, but the “cinderalla man” that repeats over and over is annoying and makes the song feel stunted, which is too bad because it could have been really good. This is the only song that got worse for me on repeat listens. I feel like it could have been a 9 if it was just mixed differently. 7
12. “25 to Life” - Rapping about hip hop like it’s your girlfriend is nothing original but he does it very well here. 8
13. “So Bad” – Signature Em over Dre which they can keep doing forever as far as I’m concerned. Nothing amazing but it sounds great all around. 8
14. “Almost Famous” – Wonderfully produced track and Em comes hard describing his pre-SSLP mind state. 9.5
15. “Love the Way You Lie” feat. Rihanna – This is another one that will displease people who can’t get into the R&B hook and soft beat, but for what it is it’s done very well. It should be a big radio hit like someone already said and it’s probably a lot better than the songs it will pass on the charts. 7.5
16. “You’re Never Over” – I like the Proof-inspired verses although it’s not exactly his best writing. He sounds really bad singing on the hook which makes you appreciate the people he brought in for other songs. Still not a bad song. 7
17. “Here We Go” – Good beat by Havoc and a good flow to close out the album. 8

While the singers he brought in for the hooks do a very good job, there’s certainly a lot of them. It would have been great if he used a few more samples in place of singers - something along the lines of “Murder, Murder” would have been a great change of pace. Great album though, I see this as his equivalent to Tha Carter 3 with how he went mainstream but really perfected the sound. My least favorite songs are still good, still listenable. I expect it to get eaten up by the major critics and wouldn’t be shocked to see it get 5 mics or XXL or whatever, which is more of an indictment of hip hop over the last few years than this album being a classic – it’s not quite that but almost. While it doesn't surpass any of his first three Aftermath releases, it's a close 4th.

Overall: 8.8/10

jesus sucks
June 14th, 2010, 4:55 PM
i saw Wu Tang in 2007 at the apollo manchester. they were brilliant, all 8 members and only performed the classic stuff. the atmosphere was really lively. mostly skater types. easily the best show i've ever been to. the Rza came to Liverpool the next year for a repeat. and it was also great, even got to meet him before the show and get stuff signed.

Airborn
June 16th, 2010, 9:33 PM
YouTube- Dr. Dre Ft. Jay-Z - Under Pressure [CDQ] (16-06-2010)

Fro
June 16th, 2010, 10:32 PM
What the hell is this wackness Dre?

G-Fresh
June 17th, 2010, 3:18 AM
For those that care

The Dayton Family are on Psychopathic subsidiary Hatchet House now according to the liner note of "Gang Rags" by Blaze Ya Dead Homie.


On the liner notes for Gang Rags, it says that Dayton Family appears courtesy of Hatchet House!

Fro
June 17th, 2010, 10:12 AM
I think it's pretty obvious that the leaked Dre single is not the completed song so we shouldn't read too much into it.

Airborn
June 17th, 2010, 2:28 PM
This is actually better than the real Drake album. Live instruments, some interesting blended features, check it out...

http://cdn.nahright.com/news/wp-content/uploads/2010/06/drakecscannonweb-450x450.jpg

http://cdn.nahright.com/news/wp-content/uploads/2010/06/csdrakecannonback-450x450.jpg


http://www.mediafire.com/?ikgxjzzghcm

Ringo
June 18th, 2010, 1:53 PM
Pitchfork have gone and given Recovery a 2.8.

http://pitchfork.com/reviews/albums/14380-recovery/

The review actually makes some valid points, but the score is clearly just to shock. Very silly. They give both Relapse and Encore higher scores, and Lil Wayne's awful Rebirth from earlier in the year a 4.9.

Ringo
June 19th, 2010, 2:00 PM
http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/9/9d/The-Roots-How-I-Got-Over-Album-Cover.jpg

The Roots - How I Got Over (V0)

http://www.mediafire.com/?mnoylnxwrt2

BBF
June 19th, 2010, 3:24 PM
Lately I have been listening (and getting high) to Drake, Kid Cudi and Jeezy.

The more I listen to Thank Me Later the more I love it. a KID named CUDI is brilliant too. Love that man, just superb.

BBF
June 19th, 2010, 4:00 PM
Fuck. Common and B.o.B. too.

G-Fresh
June 21st, 2010, 5:02 PM
That BOB dude is a fag

BBF
June 21st, 2010, 5:12 PM
What about his music?

G-Fresh
June 21st, 2010, 5:22 PM
it sucks cock

Fro
June 21st, 2010, 7:54 PM
Recovery bonus tracks:

18. "Ridaz" prod. Dr. Dre
19. "Session One" (featuring Slaughterhouse) prod. Just Blaze

http://rapidshare.com/files/401491653/emrecbnstrx.rar.html

Ringo
June 21st, 2010, 8:40 PM
it sucks cock

:yes:

He appears to be a reasonably talented guy, but that album is awful. Awful.

Fro
June 22nd, 2010, 8:08 PM
Is there any question that whenever The Roots come out with an album it will be superb?

QuietStorm
June 22nd, 2010, 9:00 PM
No, not really. And it is superb. Black Thought still sounds as motivated as ever too.

RuneEdge
June 22nd, 2010, 9:42 PM
YouTube- Eminem - Session One (ft Slaughterhouse)

EDIT
Shit, Fro beat me to it. They really should have put this on the album.

Fro
June 22nd, 2010, 9:49 PM
Agreed. The beat is tremendous.

G-Fresh
June 23rd, 2010, 1:57 AM
:yes:

He appears to be a reasonably talented guy, but that album is awful. Awful.

He's just another wack rapper.

Fro
June 23rd, 2010, 2:19 PM
Okay this question would have been more relevant a year ago, but what do people think of Asher Roth? I remember when I first heard/saw the video for I Love College and instantly dismissed him as a shit gimmick rapper. I only recently got his whole album and dude's got some skills, especially love the opening track Lark on my Go Kart. Overall the album is decent enough, nothing amazing but better than most of the mainstream stuff that comes out these days. Apparently he's working on his second one now:

YouTube- Pharrell and Asher Roth in the Studio.

Wack or crack?

jakeb
June 26th, 2010, 6:55 AM
What does everyone think about the new Roots album?

Ringo
June 26th, 2010, 7:56 AM
It is fantastic. Along with Distant Relatives and The Stimulus Package it's got to be my favourite Hip-Hop release of 2010 (granted, in what has been a rather weak year so far).

Simon
June 26th, 2010, 8:40 AM
Asher Roth's material is quite light and throwaway but his flow is excellent. It's an easy comparison but he does sound like a young Eminem.

Bert
June 26th, 2010, 3:01 PM
What is your reference? Seared Foie Gras with Quince & Cranberry or something else?

Fro
June 26th, 2010, 5:07 PM
Got my tickets for Nas and Jr Gong July 28. :D

Simon
June 26th, 2010, 5:34 PM
What is your reference? Seared Foie Gras with Quince & Cranberry or something else?
My 'reference'? What do you mean?

Bert
June 26th, 2010, 5:43 PM
Where does he sound like a young Eminem? Or do you just mean all of his stuff? I didn't understand the comparison at all when Asleep In The Bread Aisle came out, I just don't hear it. I've had Seared Foie Gras since it came out but I haven't really listened to it, I need to.

Simon
June 26th, 2010, 5:50 PM
His voice is just a chilled, smoother version of Eminem. In everything I've heard of his. His verse on Childish Games (I think this is the name, it's a Consequence track) is class.

Simon
June 26th, 2010, 5:51 PM
YouTube- Consequence feat. Asher Roth - "Childish Games"

Dubya
June 26th, 2010, 6:18 PM
What does everyone think about the new Roots album?

:yes: Great as always.

Fro
June 27th, 2010, 12:09 PM
YouTube- The Roots - Hard Times (feat. John Legend) [Live]


John Legend & The Roots recently revealed a September 21st release date for their collaboration album, Wake Up
:yes::yes:

Dubya
June 27th, 2010, 12:15 PM
The Roots and Legend are doing a collabo album?!?!

I wish more artists did collabo albums. Kanye/Wayne would be the greatest album ever.

RockOverBoston
June 27th, 2010, 12:29 PM
I'm pretty sure that it wouldn't be, but I'm quite positive that each of them would repeatedly tell all of us that it was.

Miotch
June 27th, 2010, 12:50 PM
Agreed.

Also, on the Asher/Em comparisons, Simon is very much right. It's just his voice though. Content wise it's obviously much different than anything Em ever did, but a white dude who sounds like that is going to get the comparison made.

Brady
June 27th, 2010, 12:51 PM
YouTube- Consequence feat. Asher Roth - "Childish Games" (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TtK9CXqEUGY)


Asher Roth is money.

Bert
June 27th, 2010, 1:16 PM
Asher Roth is money.


Well, now I have to post this:YouTube- Fuck the Money - B.o.B. ft. Asher Roth (Produced by KanYe West) CDQ NO DJ

I fucking love this track.

Fro
June 28th, 2010, 11:13 AM
YouTube- Music Video for Drake & Jimmy's Song "Tweet Tweet"


chuckle

Bert
June 28th, 2010, 11:46 AM
Alright, so when the hell is the All City Chess Club I'm Beamin' remix gonna come out? It's been like a month or two. For anyone who has no idea what I'm talking about.


This is ALL CITY CHESS CLUB fyi: Asher Roth, B.o.B, The Cool Kids, Charles Hamilton, Blu, Diggy, J. Cole, Wale and Lupe Fiasco."

Mark Hammer
June 29th, 2010, 1:40 AM
YouTube- NIGGA NIGGA NIGGA NIGGA NIGGA NIGGA NIGGA

That shit go hard.

RockOverBoston
June 29th, 2010, 2:30 AM
That is quite possibly the worst thing that I have ever heard.

LOCONUT
June 29th, 2010, 2:34 AM
Why you call them hos bitches? Coz them hos is bitches.

Thought provoking lyrics there.

One day their grand kids will be proud.

Mark Hammer
June 29th, 2010, 2:51 AM
This is the kind of intelligent music that hip hop is seriously lacking these days.

RockOverBoston
June 29th, 2010, 1:07 PM
Yeah, Sage Francis ain't got nothing on "Why you drink so much beer?/I don't drink beer, I drink malt liquor!"

This is pretty clearly the work of two wanna-be Klansman. It's also a piss-poor ripoff of NWA's track "Niggaz 4 Life".

Fro
June 29th, 2010, 2:21 PM
I love me some Big Boi and this album will probably be dope, but the title "Sir Lucious Left Foot: The Son of Chico Dusty" is pretty fuckin stupid.

/random thought

PS picked up the Roots album for 7 bucks at Newbury Comics today. 7 friggin bucks. Show support.

RockOverBoston
June 29th, 2010, 2:47 PM
HATE that title, but really enjoy everything I've heard off of it.

And yeah, The Roots are on super massive sale at nearly every retail location.

Morrison
June 29th, 2010, 5:09 PM
i love the title. it's ridiculous and sounds like throwback to the 70's.

the whole album is streaming on his myspace now, so give it a listen.

http://www.myspace.com/bigboi

Ringo
June 30th, 2010, 2:36 PM
http://rapidshare.com/files/403820434/The_Son.zip

I think this is a legit 320.

Loving it right now. Suddenly over the last month Hip-Hop in 2010 got good. And we still have Kanye, Lupe, T.I., Bun-B, Black Milk, Monch and maybe Madvillain still to come. Stuff like Cudi and Tech N9ne could be decent too.

Winkle van Tinkle
June 30th, 2010, 5:42 PM
YouTube- NIGGA NIGGA NIGGA NIGGA NIGGA NIGGA NIGGA (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ovMN-eGUn_A)

That shit go hard.


It just reminds me of CB4

YouTube- Im black yall CB4

jesus sucks
July 1st, 2010, 7:56 AM
lovin this tune

YouTube- Drake-The Resistance[Thank Me Later](CDQ/DIRTY/NODJ)

BBF
July 1st, 2010, 11:38 AM
The whole album is pretty great, I reckon.

Really like 'Shut it Down' with The Dream and 'Up All Night' with Nicki Minaj.

The new single is decent too. Nice little video for it.

Simon
July 1st, 2010, 12:38 PM
I don't get the Drake love whatsoever. The only track I've liked of his was Forever, and he was the worst of the four verses on it.

Fro
July 1st, 2010, 12:45 PM
Best I Ever Had is the tits though. His new album is meh.


lovin this tune (The Resistance)

The beat sounds just like "Say You Will" except much simpler and not as good.

RockOverBoston
July 2nd, 2010, 12:29 AM
i love the title. it's ridiculous and sounds like throwback to the 70's.

the whole album is streaming on his myspace now, so give it a listen.

http://www.myspace.com/bigboi

I've given it a few listens. The singles are blatantly obvious, but the rest of the "filler" is pretty solid as well.

Not exactly happy about the whole "cease and desist" on any and all possible OutKast on-mic collaborations on this or any further Big Boi solo discs, but I guess as a big fuck-you, all of the shit that they recorded together for this disc is going to be leaked slowly but surely starting...well, 28 minutes ago or so.

jesus sucks
July 2nd, 2010, 2:34 AM
I don't get the Drake love whatsoever. The only track I've liked of his was Forever, and he was the worst of the four verses on it.

he's quite a shit rapper half the time and only ever really talks about shagging birds, but the style of production on his songs and general delivery on the mic sounds like Kanye West/Jeezy/Lil Wayne/Kid Cudi and those kinds of rappers which is what i enjoy at the moment.

Airborn
July 2nd, 2010, 3:16 PM
Not exactly happy about the whole "cease and desist" on any and all possible OutKast on-mic collaborations on this or any further Big Boi solo discs, but I guess as a big fuck-you, all of the shit that they recorded together for this disc is going to be leaked slowly but surely starting...well, 28 minutes ago or so.

Which songs leaked? I've only heard "Lookin 4 You" from a few weeks ago.

RockOverBoston
July 3rd, 2010, 2:29 PM
Which songs leaked? I've only heard "Lookin 4 You" from a few weeks ago.

That's the only one of genuine note, but there are versions of 4 of the actual album tracks that Andre had performed on in one way or another (minimally in most cases) that had to be completely remixed to remove whatever his participation was from them -- the "with 3000" versions of those tracks are out there now...and from what I can gather, not notably different.

Dubya
July 3rd, 2010, 6:17 PM
I'm downloading the Big Boi now. Kinda excited actually. Haven't heard any OutKast in a while.. what's the whole "cease and desist" thing you were talking about, ROB? Are they not doing tracks together anymore or feuding or .. ?

RockOverBoston
July 4th, 2010, 2:29 PM
Big Boi changed record labels for his solo career (and wisely so, by all accounts - Andre is expected to do the same) whereas OutKast as a collective are still under previous contract. As such, Jive aren't signing off on allowing Andre to appear in anything but a production role on this or any other Big Boi solo projects (and that'll likely work both ways) -- there's a degree of truth that these collabos could be considered "OutKast reuinions", but this isn't anything that'd massively effect sales of the next OutKast album, so it's pretty much just sour grapes.

Dubya
July 4th, 2010, 7:01 PM
Yeah, that's kinda silly. I understand OutKast's label's perspective .. we don't want you making money off our group, etc.. but considering how long OutKast have been away.. it would make more sense to just let em' do it so that they get put out there a little more and get some attention. Ya know, kinda remind people that this killer duo still exist and make great music together.. and make them anticipate an OutKast album (that their label will make money on) more.

RuneEdge
July 4th, 2010, 10:54 PM
Are they allowed to add another member or maybe change their name to get them to work together?
Kinda like now N*E*R*D and Neptunes are basically the same people.

Airborn
July 5th, 2010, 12:25 AM
I dunno, but that Big Boi album gets even better the more you listen to it. Nearly every song could be a single, and it seems like he's making a video for just about every song. Videos for "Shine Blockas", "Fo Yo Sorrows", "Shutterbugg", "Follow Us", and "General Patton" can be found on Youtube right now. It's just a real good, funky album.

Next I am looking forward to Rick Ross and Curren$y among others.

RuneEdge
July 5th, 2010, 6:46 PM
Can't wait for the Kanye album. Only because of the artwork though. :lol:

Bert
July 6th, 2010, 12:27 AM
New Tech N9ne, haven't listened yet but I loved K.O.D. and am a huge Tech N9ne fan.
http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/c/c1/Technnineplate.jpg
http://www.megaupload.com/?d=LTBQSYHX

jesus sucks
July 6th, 2010, 3:48 AM
YouTube- DJ Khaled "All I Do Is Win" feat. Ludacris, Rick Ross, T-Pain & Snoop Dogg / Victory In Stores Now

Simon
July 6th, 2010, 4:37 AM
Luda and Busta always murder Khaled's remixes. Luda especially.

Kanye has really disappointed me since his debut album. I thought that was one of the stand-out CDs of the 2000s, but everything since has been downhill IMO. Never Let Me Down is still for me the best hip-hop track since the turn of the century.

jesus sucks
July 6th, 2010, 5:39 AM
i think he peaked with Graduation meself. i listen to that more than anything else these days. it's probably my favourite CD of the 2000s. either that or Supreme Clientele. through headphones or some kind of good hifi that album is amazing. he's also a much better rapper by then. on College Dropout he recorded most of it in about 2002. he isn't even a real rapper at that point.

there's another good DJ Khaled song on youtube ft Rick Ross Usher Drake and Jeezy which is pretty great, not as good as that though. i need to download that CD. you'll never catch me with any student hiphop these days fuck that, it's shite! i tried to get into it in about 2003 but failed. you can't beat good old rap about money. back when i was a teenager the rap about money was usually really shit production compared to the quality artists, but now stuff like lil wayne and rick ross is the best produced stuff, and people like Wu Tang and Dre have shite cheap sounding beats. so i have no problem saying money rap it is my favourite these days.

Simon
July 6th, 2010, 6:13 AM
I dunno I just thought the beats on College Dropout were pure filth. I think the only track on that album I didn't like was the first single Through The Wire, everything else was fantastic.

Khaled has loads of great collabo tracks...

We Takin' Over
I'm So Hood (Luda's verse on this is INSANE)
Out Here Grindin'
Get Buck In Here (the beat is quality)
Speedboat Music (T-Pain on the hook = automatically gonna be good IMO)

I can honestly say I hate the vast majority of hip-hop that I hear nowadays. Partly my fault because I'm too lazy to go looking for new artists, you have to wade through too much shit to uncover even the tiniest diamond. Recovery is the first album I have genuinely listened to all the way through more than a couple of times in YEARS, probably since I was still relatively new to hip-hop and was still discovering old albums that were great.

RuneEdge
July 6th, 2010, 7:57 AM
Get Buck In Here is DJ Felli Fel. Khaled only gets the people together for the music, Felli Fel does his own productions.

Here are a few more from him:

YouTube- Feel it HQ - DJ Felli Fel f/ Pitbull, T-Pain, Flo-Rida

YouTube- Dj Felli Fel Ft Lil Jon & Fatman Scoop I Wanna Get Drunk

YouTube- The Finer Things-DJ Felli Fel ft. Ne-Yo, Fabolous, etc.

Ringo
July 6th, 2010, 8:01 AM
Half way through 2010 and my "favourite Hip-Hop albums of the year" list is probably looking a little something like this:

1. The Roots - How I Got Over
2. Big Boi - Sir Lucious Left Foot: The Son Of Chico Dusty
3. Nas & Damian Marley - Distant Relatives
4. Eminem - Recovery
5. Freeway & Jake One - The Stimulus Package
6. Big K.R.I.T. - K.R.I.T. Wuz Here
7. Wu-Massacre - Wu-Massacre
8. Drake - Thank Me Later
9. Reflection Eternal - Revolutions Per Minute
10. Sage Francis - Life

Not counting any of the Madlib Medicine Show albums or similar releases.

Still digesting:
The-Dream - Love King
Rhymefest - El Che

Also love the mixtapes/mashups:
Wait What - Notorious XX
Cookin' Soul - Big Dilla
Mos Dub

It's certainly hotting up.

Ringo
July 6th, 2010, 8:13 AM
Can't wait for the Kanye album. Only because of the artwork though. :lol:

Wait, where?

Simon
July 6th, 2010, 8:15 AM
Shit I knew it was Felli Fel as well, dunno where that came from. I think Diddy even says his name at the start.

BBF
July 6th, 2010, 8:20 AM
Did anyone watch the BET awards? ASGHGHAHSAHKEQW

Simon
July 6th, 2010, 8:23 AM
No what agwand?

RuneEdge
July 6th, 2010, 8:29 AM
Wait, where?

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/5/5a/Power_-_Single_1.jpg

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/7/73/Kanye-west-power1.jpg

Ringo
July 6th, 2010, 8:32 AM
Oh right, the single, yeah. :yes:

Fro
July 6th, 2010, 8:52 AM
The lyrics to Power are shit. I hope he raps about stuff other than himself this time around.

Airborn
July 6th, 2010, 3:53 PM
I like the lyrics to Power, I think they are fitting after his absence and hiatus from rapping, and are especially good for a single..

Cosign that Big KRIT Ringo, he's gonna have a bright future. Your whole list is actually pretty darn good. I was disappointed with the Rhymefest.

Pitchfork gave the Big Boi album a whopping 9.2... http://pitchfork.com/reviews/albums/14424-sir-lucious-left-foot-the-son-of-chico-dusty/

jesus sucks
July 6th, 2010, 6:06 PM
Oh right, the single, yeah. :yes:

:lol: i was thinking the same

jesus sucks
July 6th, 2010, 6:12 PM
The lyrics to Power are shit. I hope he raps about stuff other than himself this time around.

i just hope it's actually a hiphop album. alot of people are straying too far now with the studio releases. lots of singing/guitars/europop type beats. as that's what's popular. but i'm black, i want to hear a whole album of rap music :yes:

Ringo
July 6th, 2010, 6:22 PM
The Big Boi album is actually brilliant. Fuck fuck fuck.

Bert
July 6th, 2010, 6:39 PM
I love T.I.'s verse on Tangerine from the Big Boi album. Graduation is the only Kanye album where I listen to anything besides the singles. I still listen to Good Morning sometimes when I'm trying to wake up. This new Kanye song Power is shit. The lyrics are shit and you can barely hear him rapping over the sample. Only listened to a few songs off the new Tech N9ne so I don't really have a verdict yet but I don't think I'm going to like it as much as K.O.D.

Ringo
July 6th, 2010, 7:26 PM
K.O.D. was really good actually. Seriously underrated, I thought.

BBF
July 7th, 2010, 6:00 PM
No what agwand?

It were quite good like. Speeches were a bit too long and black people were being black but other than that it were good.

ACTUALLY Queen Latifah was trying too hard to be funny. Jamie Foxx was much better last year.

John Legend is brilliant, Drake is brilliant and the fucking GAGGLE of rappers at the end was brill. Diddy, DJ Khaled, RICK ROSS (BOSS), Luda and more.

Fro
July 7th, 2010, 9:36 PM
I really wanna see this Slaughterhouse/Shady Records deal get done.


On to the business at hand: Mixtape Daily's periodic check-in on the Slaughterhouse/ Shady Records deal. The group (Royce Da 5'9", Joe Budden, Joell Ortiz and Crooked I) still isn't officially signed as of yet, but we asked Royce whether he would ink with Shady as a solo artist if his team is onboard. After all, Royce has been traveling with Marshall, and the two have a long history.

"We haven't talked about that," Royce said of a solo deal with Shady. "Right now, we just chillin'. We're getting back acclimated, being around each other, getting the creative juices flowing. Making sure we're on the same page creatively. We're just gonna focus on the Slaughterhouse album right now. "Man, I haven't thought about it," Royce reiterated about his solo deal. "After I put this next album out, I'm a free agent. So I'm sure it's a possibility. But it's not something we're really thinking about right now. I'm gonna totally focus on the group, because I think [this] sh-- could be something special."

Royce said he's hoping Slaughterhouse can drop a project this year and he can come with a solo opus sometime in 2011. "Depending on when this deal closes, which should be very soon, I think I'm gonna put my focus on the group," he said. "I got a lot of material done for my solo album, but I wanna take my time with it. I'm looking at next year for my album. I've been doing sh-- sporadically. I wanna put all my focus into the Slaughterhouse album first. I would like for my album to catapult off the next Slaughterhouse album. We're gonna cancel everything. We did the last [Slaughterhouse] album so fast, because we was behind the eight ball, time-wise. It ain't gonna be no timeline on this album. We going in, and we gonna keep recording until it's right."

Meanwhile, as Slaughterhouse continue to work on separate projects (Royce just released the mixtape Bar Exam 3 and Ortiz has his Yaowa tape dropping in the next few weeks), the Nine Nickel said Em is making sure they stay active as a collective while they wait on the label paperwork. "Em gave me all types of tracks. Dre beats," Royce said. "Just because the paperwork ain't done don't mean we ain't been working. We definitely been throwing ideas around. [Em] stressed he wants to have a lot of involvement in the project. We want him to be as involved as he wants to be. Anytime he runs an idea by me, I respect him so much, I'm down with it. If he gives me a beat, like, 'Yo, y'all would sound ill on this,' I'm going to record it. That's pretty much what we been doing. He hasn't did no beats and gave me nothing yet, but he has given me a lot of beats from other producers."

RuneEdge
July 7th, 2010, 10:08 PM
Sounds like Slim has found his love for making music again. He seems really behind these guys ever since the cameo in the Forever video.

VoteTrump24
July 7th, 2010, 10:43 PM
Sounds like Slim has found his love for making music again.

That is awesome. The hip-hop scene is so much better with a motivated and hungry Marshall Mathers. :yes:

G-Fresh
July 7th, 2010, 11:18 PM
Fuck some Joe Budden

RockOverBoston
July 8th, 2010, 2:28 AM
I understand OutKast's label's perspective .. we don't want you making money off our group, etc.. but considering how long OutKast have been away.. it would make more sense to just let em' do it so that they get put out there a little more and get some attention.

In this statement, you pretty much just summarized, cemented and justified their label's perspective -- the next mainstream-ish "OutKast" ANYTHING goes huge.

There's a fairly strong "urban myth" (and by that I actually mean confirmed by everyone but the "guilty parties") that Andre had cut a verse for "Shutterbug". Had that actually existed, that'd have been a whole shitload of "OutKast" money out of Jive's pocket...

Bert
July 8th, 2010, 3:21 AM
I fucking love Slaughterhouse, can't wait for them to get signed to Shady. Except, I wish it was a trio. Joell Ortiz is lame. Joe Budden, Royce Da 5'9" and Crooked I. The holy trinity.

Simon
July 8th, 2010, 6:04 AM
Joell Ortiz is alright, certainly better than fucking Joe Budden and Crooked I. His update of Ebonics by Big L is awesome, and his track "Hip Hop" is great.

Mike Skillz
July 9th, 2010, 11:29 AM
Sorry Ortiz is great, Budden in my opinion is the weakest but that's like saying as Tevez scored less than Messi and Higuaín, he's the worst of the three. That's whats great about Slaughterhouse, few people agree who the worst. It depends song to song. Oh and Crooked is one of the best and most versatile guys in the game right now.

jesus sucks
July 9th, 2010, 4:56 PM
i really don't care about that kind of hiphop anymore. all that ever happens is they do a few mixtapes and then disband or get released from the company.

Simon
July 9th, 2010, 6:26 PM
Slaughterhouse is a bit different seeing as they are all established artists in their own right. But yeah I reckon the likes of Drake, J. Cole etc will just fade out gradually, they aren't interesting or plain good enough to stay around.

js if you want a top class track, listen to "Constance" by Mr. J. Medeiros. Amazing stuff.

Airborn
July 9th, 2010, 7:01 PM
I certainly don't see Drake fading out anytime soon. He looks to just be getting started.

Ortiz is a monster. Possibly the most talented rapper out right now.

Here's a great new track from Paul Wall (wow, that sounds weird).... it's featuring Raekwon, Yelawolf, and Jay Electronica

http://www.mediafire.com/?ilijibmuk3n

Ringo
July 9th, 2010, 8:22 PM
I hate Paul Wall but that is some guest line up.

Adamy
July 9th, 2010, 8:30 PM
The problem I have with Slaughterhouse is that there's virtually nothing to separate those four MCs from each other. When you think of a classic groups or posse cuts, they're always great because of the contrast in styles - like Wu Tang or Dungeon Family. Slaughterhouse is pretty meh... and they seem to think that paying for a decent beat is selling out.

Airborn
July 9th, 2010, 8:52 PM
Shit, they had "Microphone", which was one of my favorite beats last year. I think sometimes Royce and Crooked I can sound similar, both in their voice and subject matter. But Joell and Budden are pretty distinct if you ask me

New Capone N Noreaga album, War Report 2 - http://depositfiles.com/en/files/iqjwnt4pt

Bert
July 9th, 2010, 9:35 PM
Joell Ortiz is alright, certainly better than fucking Joe Budden and Crooked I. His update of Ebonics by Big L is awesome, and his track "Hip Hop" is great.

If calling Joell Ortiz better than Joe Budden is a stretch than calling him better than Crooked I is a huge fucking leap. Hip Hop from 2007, yeah it was an alright song. I wouldn't say great.


I certainly don't see Drake fading out anytime soon. He looks to just be getting started.

Ortiz is a monster. Possibly the most talented rapper out right now.


Drake will be around for as long as he's on Young Money.

If by monster you mean overrated (judging from the responses). Most talented rapper out? What year is this? It can't be 2010, have you ever heard another rapper besides Joell Ortiz?

Bert
July 9th, 2010, 9:40 PM
Here's the new Paul Wall album. I haven't listened to it, just found the link.
http://nsa14.casimages.com/img/2010/07/10/100710015558758075.jpg
http://www.megaupload.com/?d=JMIV5O2V
or
http://hotfile.com/dl/53701820/f85f1c2/Paul_Wall-Heart_Of_A_Champion-2010-CR.rar.html

Simon
July 10th, 2010, 8:19 AM
If calling Joell Ortiz better than Joe Budden is a stretch than calling him better than Crooked I is a huge fucking leap. Hip Hop from 2007, yeah it was an alright song. I wouldn't say great.



Drake will be around for as long as he's on Young Money.

If by monster you mean overrated (judging from the responses). Most talented rapper out? What year is this? It can't be 2010, have you ever heard another rapper besides Joell Ortiz?

Looks like you're in the minority on Ortiz. He's got a nice flow and strong lyrics. Far from the weakest element of Slaughterhouse. Crooked I is just meh, I didn't mind the ghetto-orchestra stuff he was doing years ago but beyond that...na.

Simon
July 10th, 2010, 8:21 AM
Shit, they had "Microphone", which was one of my favorite beats last year. I think sometimes Royce and Crooked I can sound similar, both in their voice and subject matter. But Joell and Budden are pretty distinct if you ask me

New Capone N Noreaga album, War Report 2 - http://depositfiles.com/en/files/iqjwnt4pt
The beat for Microphone is fucking insane.

Airborn
July 10th, 2010, 12:28 PM
Rick Ross featuring Jay-Z and John Legend - "Free Mason"

http://usershare.net/nrtqdhinmb38

This shit is crack rocks

BBF
July 10th, 2010, 12:47 PM
BOWSE

Ringo
July 10th, 2010, 1:04 PM
Man, SLLF:TSOCD (:D) is so fucking good. Definitely agree with all the "Hip-Hop album of the year!" reviews and the comparisons to OB4CL2 are interesting.

Adamy
July 10th, 2010, 3:51 PM
Shit, they had "Microphone", which was one of my favorite beats last year. I think sometimes Royce and Crooked I can sound similar, both in their voice and subject matter. But Joell and Budden are pretty distinct if you ask me[/url]

Really? I like the atmosphere of "Microphone", but I thought it sounded dated and pretty bland (more of a loop than a beat, really).

Ortiz can be identified because he's the guy with the accent, but their cadences and chosen subject matter are all pretty similar.

Airborn
July 11th, 2010, 1:54 PM
This album right here, is very very good... might actually be my favorite album of 2010 so far.

http://cdn.nahright.com/news/wp-content/uploads/2010/04/homeboy-sandman-the-good-sun.jpg

Production from mostly unknown dudes, besides Psycho Les (Beatnuts) and Ski Beatz (Jay-Z, Camp Lo, etc.)... Homeboy Sandman himself has a real distinct and original style, he doesn't curse and he touches on a lot of topics you won't hear in other rap music. Can't recommend this enough.

Bert
July 11th, 2010, 3:05 PM
I gave "Yeah, but I can rhyme though" a shot. I don't see how you can say best of 2010. I don't see how you can use best and this guy in the same sentence really. I should have known about your taste when you said "Ortiz is a monster" though. So that's my fault.

Airborn
July 11th, 2010, 3:20 PM
Okay, clearly our tastes are a bit different. You post Paul Wall CD's, I'll post what I enjoy. You listened to one song and somehow formed an opinion on an entire album. At least now I know whose posts to ignore :)

And "best"? I said my favorite..... nowhere in my post do I see the word "best".