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December 18th, 2012, 11:00 PM
Only about half way through Long.Live.ASAP but yeah String it is really fucking good. Too bad it leaked so early.

Switch out Yelawolf for Gambino and you would be correct.

Gambino would have sounded ridiculously out of place on a hard track like that though. Yela more or less delivers a solid verse and fits in well with those guys. And what a track it is.

December 18th, 2012, 11:16 PM
Gambino would have sounded ridiculously out of place on a hard track like that though. Yela more or less delivers a solid verse and fits in well with those guys.

Nah. And definitely less.

KRIT had the best verse.

Stringer Bell
December 18th, 2012, 11:43 PM
Yelawolf's verse is great, fuck out of here. Aren't you a Shady dickrider anyway? What's a matter?

Honestly every single one of them kill it. Hell of a song.

December 18th, 2012, 11:47 PM
this thread fucking sucks.

December 19th, 2012, 12:45 AM
this thread fucking sucks.

Then contribute something, dickhead.

December 19th, 2012, 1:13 AM
why, so it can turn into some pissing contest between the people who post in here about who likes shit and who's taste is better?

December 19th, 2012, 1:15 AM
you are new to the internet I take it

December 19th, 2012, 1:36 AM
lol yep.

i'm clearly no stranger to getting into pissing contests on this forum, but holy fuck. i used to read this thread everyday, but the mind-numbing bullshit caught up. quietstorm can't post anything without somebody shitting on cannbis back at him, lawl bert likes gambino, simon pining for the good old days of hip hop, stringer catching shit for having the audacity to MERELY ENJOY less than critical acts like flocka. the mood of this thread can be tiring.

December 19th, 2012, 2:12 AM
I backed off on starting shit. But if other people start shit then yeah I'm gonna reply.

And I'm not the one telling people not to post particular artists. I don't care what people post.

Stringer Bell
December 20th, 2012, 3:22 AM
Where did I tell you not to post something? You're constantly shitting on my taste because I like guys like Gunplay, making up stories about how I like Gucci Mane. And I just find your lyric argument tired, that's all. As much as I love lyrical hiphop, it means less than ever in 2012 (well 2013 really). And that's unfortunate for sure but things progress and I love rap where it is. But I mean.. my favorite rapper of the moment is Danny Brown, and like him or not, I don't really think you can say he isn't lyrical. He held his own with all of those guys on 1 Train, arguably the best verse.

Here's a mix I made some people might like. Maybe not. But I think some of it sounds neat.. good winter shit. https://soundcloud.com/bornrare/mad-world-mix-1

December 20th, 2012, 1:24 PM
I never said you were. I just said that I don't tell people not to post anything. People have told me not to post Gambino tracks but I haven't listened, he just doesn't have anything new right now.

Danny Brown is cool, I loved his verse on Toxic and the Grown Up song he did, I just don't think he had the best verse on 1train and I've never understood the ASAP hype.

Really though I'm not trying to start shit. People can post what they want to post. I've tried in the past to post stuff I think people might like even if it's not really for me, I just want the thread to be active.

But if you diss something I post then yeah I'm going to say something. That's just how it is.

December 20th, 2012, 6:15 PM
Wasn't expecting much from this A$AP album. I'm not really a fan of his and if anything he seems to have gotten worse since breaking out but man I'm really enjoying this right now. 1train is obviously great (even Yelawolf's verse is up to standard - some people arguing it's the best of the bunch) and tracks like Phoenix and Hell stand out too. Yes the Skrillex track is pretty dreadful but I've swapped it with Ghetto Symphony. :)

Anyway, we should do EOY lists over the next couple of weeks. I've still got a bunch of albums and songs I haven't got around to listening to yet. There's so much stuff getting hype on EOY lists to wade through.

December 25th, 2012, 5:01 AM

December 25th, 2012, 9:22 PM
Yes the Skrillex track is pretty dreadful but I've swapped it with Ghetto Symphony. :)

I actually fucks with the Skrillex track. It's pretty good, definitely better than some others like fashion killa. The album as a whole lost some steam for me after first listen and I'm not sure how much I'll be coming back to it long term, but it's still very good and would likely make my top 5 for 2012 if it were eligible. When does it come out again, August 2013? lol

December 26th, 2012, 6:04 PM

December 28th, 2012, 12:31 AM
worth a skim thru:


January 2nd, 2013, 7:05 AM

Besides misspelling Macklemore it seems like a pretty good list. Going to have to check some of these people out.

January 4th, 2013, 4:17 AM

January 4th, 2013, 4:32 AM

January 6th, 2013, 1:30 AM
I like how this beef with Meek Mill has brought Cassidy back on the scene. Meek really does rap the same on every song. Cass is straight ethering him.




January 6th, 2013, 3:05 AM
I've never liked Meek Mill.

Stringer Bell
January 6th, 2013, 3:13 AM
It's weird cause if anything I'm finally getting into Meek Mill. Cassidy, to me, just reminds me of his "Hotel" single in high school and all that over-use of simile battle rap type stuff. Just my opinion, neither guy is a favorite.

CONGRATULATIONS to our own QuietStorm for his MARRIAGE (whoops! said engagement the first time). I know we usually keep our personal lives out of this thread (or maybe except for me in the past :lol:) but it's pretty sweet. Congrats man :yes:

Also, not that anyone would really care, but I'd say these are my top 12 of 2012.. strictly my opinions..

12. Big K.R.I.T. - Live From The Underground (Seemed to be forgotten on a lot of end of year lists. An impressive debut, maybe not quite as gripping as some of his mixtapes but still an amazing album.)

11. The Alchemist - Russian Roulette (Vet producer keeps progressing and makes the album of his career. This had EVERY hot rapper on it.)

10. Schoolboy Q - Habits & Contradictions (Incredible album. Hurts me to place it this low.)

9. Action Bronson - Blue Chips (Honestly only this low because it's a mixtape. The most cohesive of Action Bronson's 2012 work, bangers from beginning to end.)

8. Aesop Rock - Skelethon (Even more impressive when you consider he produced every song as well. Can't deny this one, it might be my favorite album of his thus far.)

7. Killer Mike - R.A.P. Music (This guy and El-P had 2012 on lock. Some people would put this at #1. For me, the subject matter is a little heavy to say it's the best of the year, but it's definitely among them.)

6. Smoke DZA & Harry Fraud - Rugby Thompson (People slept on this heavy. Harry Fraud is one of the best producers out right now and this is a great example. Smoke DZA shows he can more than hold his own on a full length.)

5. Ab-Soul - Control System (TDE shit on everyone this year. Out of the Black Hippy guys, Soul is actually my favorite, and this is an amazing record that I feel like a ton of people overlooked. But I still can't place it above GKMC as an album.)

4. Nas - Life Is Good (Some people forgot about this one. Some people thought it was just the "old heads" hyping it up because they were glad to see a 90's guy come back. Nah, this is one of the year's best for sure.)

3. Kendrick Lamar - Good Kid, Maad City (True art. I really can't say anything about this one that other people haven't. I don't play individual songs as much these days, but as a full album this one is hard to match.)

2. Frank Ocean - Channel Orange (Pyramids alone could've got him in the top ten. Technically I guess it isn't hip-hop but it's hip-hop enough for me. I've played this more than anything this year. The songwriting here is some of the best we'll get for a long time to come.)

1. El-P - Cancer 4 Cure (If I could pick anything to be the sound of 2012, it's gotta be this. In your face, progressive as fuck. Futuristic rap without coming close to corny. I feel really bad for people who missed ..or don't 'get' this one. The best.)

January 6th, 2013, 5:15 PM


January 7th, 2013, 12:21 PM
Outkast - Jazzy Belle

Dumbfoundead - Are We There Yet

Gavlyn - Old Soul

Cruger - Do Nothin'

Ceezlin - The Way You Love Me

If you only bother to listen to one of them, make it the last one...the beat is so overly dope it's unreal.

January 8th, 2013, 1:55 AM
CONGRATULATIONS to our own QuietStorm for his MARRIAGE (whoops! said engagement the first time). I know we usually keep our personal lives out of this thread (or maybe except for me in the past :lol:) but it's pretty sweet. Congrats man :yes:

Thanks for the kind words! Managed to get married in my 20's by three days!

And ummm.... hip hop's cool.

Chris Scott
January 8th, 2013, 3:33 PM
I'm digging The Games Jesus Piece album.

January 10th, 2013, 9:13 PM

January 12th, 2013, 2:07 AM
I've been seeing O.C. & Apollo Brown – Trophies sitting on top of a lot of year end lists. Is it as good as people say?

January 12th, 2013, 6:51 AM
It's really good. While it enjoyed a lot of praise when it surfaced, it kind of got left off a lot of publication year-end lists. Maybe because it's a rapper from another era. Unlike most of the big hip-hop records of 2012 like Kendrick I don't think anyone was really expecting anything notable from an O.C. release in 2012 so I think him returning to deliver a notable record is part of it's allure.

January 12th, 2013, 7:03 AM
Also here's the A$AP in V0...


Surprised at just how much I'm still enjoying this. Even the Skrillex song has grown on me! And 1Train may end up being hip-hop track of the year.

January 15th, 2013, 5:14 AM
Went to see Kendrick yesterday. Fucking amazing.

January 15th, 2013, 5:19 AM
I'm going tomorrow, can't wait tbh.

January 15th, 2013, 8:27 AM
In for a real treat. He goes all the way back and isn't just jamming the album. Just went after it for the whole thing. Reckless.

January 15th, 2013, 9:21 AM
Brilliant. There's such a buzz about this gig with the people who attend a lot of gigs in glasgow, so to here good things makes me more excited than I previously was to see him.

January 15th, 2013, 3:44 PM
STILL loving Long Live A$AP. Even more so with the full quality release now out. Rocky is not a particularly good rapper but the production is all on point, just about everyone steps up for their guest appearances and it generally has the right balance between different types of songs that serve different purposes. Just a bunch of great tracks. Can't get "Fuckin' Problems" out of my head, it's the obvious single. Not a 2 Chainz fan but his contribution is perfect for this.

The T.I record also really grew on me. It's not anything special and I know a lot of people have never been into him but for those who ever have, this is him back on form.

Also, DJ Premier did his 2012 albums of the year list a few weeks back. A few interesting choices that I haven't heard. Happy to see that first Public Enemy record in his top 20 and "Trophies" getting his love. And he has an album he was involved in at #2. :D

Like every year DJ Premier presents to you his top 20 albums of a year, also in 2011 he did that. There’s always a big commotion around it but check out Premos top 20 of 2012:


20. Torae – Off The Record
19. Saigon – Greatest Story Never Told Pt. 2: Breads And Circuses
18. Slaughterhouse – Welcome To Our House
17. Skyzoo – A Dream Deferred
16. Masta Ace & MF DOOM – MA_DOOM: Son Of Yvonne
15. Roc Marciano – Reloaded
14. 9th Wonder & Buckshot – The Solution
13. Public Enemy – Most Of My Heroes Still Don’t Appear On No Stamp
12. Vinnie Paz – Gods Of The Serengeti
11. Lil Fame & Termanology – Fizzyology

10. Rick Ross – God Forgives, I Don’t
09. Kendrick Lamar – good kid, m.A.A.d. city
08. Action Bronson & Alchemist – Rare Chandeliers
07. 9th Wonder & Murs – The Final Adventure
06. Sean Price – Mic Tyson
05. Wu-Block – Wu-Block
04. Showbiz & A.G. – Mugshot Music (Preloaded)
03. Nas – Life Is Good
02. DJ Premier & Bumpy Knuckles – Kolexxxion
01. O.C. & Apollo Brown – Trophies

Honorable Mentioning: Mayhem Lauren “Mandatory Brunch Meetings”, Fresh Vetz “The Tape Effect”, Killer Mike “R.A.P. Music”, Nutso “Behind These Bars”, Craig G. “Ramblings Of An Angry Old Man”, Big Shug “I.M.4Eva”, La Coka Nostra “Masters Of The Dark Arts”, Ice Water (aka WOADAH) “Holy Water”, Bishop Lamont “The Layover”, 1982 “2012″, Apollo Brown & Guilty Simpson “Dice Game”, Large Professor “Professor @ Large”.


Closure Note From DJ Premier:

Just in case y’all forgot, I base my list on:

1) Beats selection
2) Lyrics and content that make sense
3) Flows and wordplay and your voice
4) I don’t care how many records you sold and how much your record was played on commercial radio, I live hip hop culture and I respect my pioneers that allowed me to do hip hop as a career
5) Concepts and overall body of making a full LP including the sequence of how your LP flows is so important when I pop it in my sound system

I still judge listening to music on either a boom box or driving in my ride, no iPods and shit. I stick to tradition of how hip hop was played when it made an impact on my life.

As I say every year, if you don’t like my list, fuck it make your own!

One note I will make: I meant to list the Game’s “Jesus Piece” in my list and it was an oversight so I won’t change this list because of my mistake. I still wanted to make a note of it being that I liked his album and I’m still bumpin it in the ride.

Let the hate begin…

Finally, we usually do this so... Anticipated for 2013 (some certain, others likely, many probably won't see the light of day):
- Top Dawg collab!
- Jay Rock solo
- Schoolboy Q - Oxymoron
- Ab Soul & JMSN - Unit 6
- A Wu-Tang album to mark the 20th anniversary of Enter The Wu?!
- Action Bronson & Harry Fraud teaming up again for Saab Stories.
- Danny Brown - Old
- Madlib & Freddie Gibbs - Cocaine Piñata. Maybe the one I'm looking forward to most if "Thuggin" is anything to go by.
- Madvillainy 2! :happysad:
- Future - Future Hendrix
- Earl - Doris
- Plenty more Curren$y as usual. Possibly "Pilot Talk III".
- Ghostface's Blue & Cream. And the Doom collab...
- Raekwon EP coming soon and possibly a full LP later in the year.
- GOOD Music - Cruel Winter. Should at least deliver a couple of big singles.
- Pusha T's GOOD solo debut, "My Name Is My Name".
- That Jay Electronica record. Finally. Probably not.
- J. Cole - Born Sinner. Could be a little less poppy given he's fully established now. Or even more.
- J. Cole/Kendrick collab.
- KRIT/Yelawolf collab.
- More from Joey Bada$$
- Azealia Banks debut.
- Talib Kweli - Prisoner Of Conscious.
- Gunplay - Medellin
- New Bun B
- New stuff from Wayne, Jay-Z, Em, Cudi, Big Sean, Drake, Tyler, Cappadonna and RAS KASS that I may or may not check out.

January 15th, 2013, 5:07 PM
How the FUCK did I miss a collaboration between DOOM and Ace?!?!

January 15th, 2013, 6:18 PM
It's not REALLY a collab. It's just a Masta Ace album with old Doom beats that he let him use. Pretty good though.

January 15th, 2013, 6:24 PM

January 17th, 2013, 10:07 PM
Stolen from another forum. Rap fans draw their favorite album covers in Paint. Pretty funny.













January 18th, 2013, 4:49 PM

January 18th, 2013, 10:56 PM
I'm pumped.


1. Intro (Giants On The Earth) (prod. Apathy)
2. Demigodz Is Back f. Apathy, Ryu & Celph Titled (prod. Apathy)
3. Dumb High f. Apathy, Motive, Esoteric, Celph Titled & Open Mic (prod. Apathy)
4. Never Take Me Out f. Apathy, Celph Titled & Termanology (prod. Teddy Roxpin)
5. Just Can’t Quit f. Apathy, Celph Titled, Motive, Blacastan, Ryu & Scoop Deville (prod. Apathy)
6. Worst Nightmare f. Apathy, Ryu, Blacastan, Esoteric, Motive & Celph Titled (prod. DJ Premier)
7. Can’t Fool Me f. Apathy, Blacastan, Esoteric, Motive, Celph Titled & Eternia (prod. Apathy)
8. DGZ x NYGz f. Apathy, Blacastan, Celph Titled & Panchi of NYG’z (prod. Chumzilla)
9. Dead In The Middle f. Ryu, Celph Titled & Apathy (prod. Apathy)
10. The Gospel According To… f. Celph Titled, Esoteric, Motive, Blacastan & Planetary of Outerspace (prod. Skammadix)
11. Raiders Cap f. Apathy, Ryu, Motive & Celph Titled (prod. Apathy)
12. The Fallen Angels f. Apathy, Motive & Celph Titled (prod. Apathy)
13. The Summer Of Sam” f. Apathy, Blacastan, Esoteric, Motive, Ryu & Celph Titled (prod. The Snowgoons)
14. Tomax & Xamot f. Apathy & Esoteric (prod. Will C.)
15. Captain Caveman f. Apathy, Celph Titled & RA The Rugged Man (prod. Teddy Roxpin)
16. Audi 5000 f. Apathy, Celph Titled, Motive, Ryu, Esoteric & Blacastan (prod. Marco Polo)

January 18th, 2013, 11:05 PM
RA is dope.

January 20th, 2013, 4:09 PM


January 21st, 2013, 4:47 AM
Brilliant. There's such a buzz about this gig with the people who attend a lot of gigs in glasgow, so to here good things makes me more excited than I previously was to see him.


January 21st, 2013, 4:59 AM
Fuck it was brilliant. His crowd control and song selection was spot on, even dropping in his fucking problems verse. I loved it and everyone I was with loved it. Pretty sure that's the only time we'll see him in such a intimate venue again.

January 21st, 2013, 6:15 AM
Yep so I loved WTT on tour. It was amazing. Jay and Kanye. Big production. Mental. Proper arena tour madness. Pinnacle of that style of rap right but Kendrick last week was just as powerful with fucking no frills. No backup nothing. 1 guy 1 DJ and he fucking killed it.

January 21st, 2013, 3:40 PM

Forgot to post this. Since Joey Bada$$ is all about bringing back that mid 90s sound, a DJ Premier collaboration was inevitable at some point. Unsurprisingly I really like it.

Also spotted a video for Survival Tactics. Capital Steez' verse is good - so sad that the first time people heard him will also be the last.


January 21st, 2013, 4:27 PM
Throw ya dubbs up


January 21st, 2013, 6:57 PM
Yep so I loved WTT on tour. It was amazing. Jay and Kanye. Big production. Mental. Proper arena tour madness. Pinnacle of that style of rap right but Kendrick last week was just as powerful with fucking no frills. No backup nothing. 1 guy 1 DJ and he fucking killed it.

I would fucking love to se kendrick with a full band plus DJ after last week. Wonder if all these new stars who appear to be mates and have loads of respect for the others art will treat the world to a joint tour? Kendrick, ASAP, Danny brown, schoolboyq and action bronson ect all on one show would be one special special fucking tour.

January 23rd, 2013, 2:46 AM


Really digging this Wax album, by the way. I bought it.



Gunplay has the worst verse but that was to be expected. ;)

January 23rd, 2013, 12:32 PM

January 25th, 2013, 12:18 AM
Madchild is fuckin shit up right now.


January 25th, 2013, 4:56 AM
Something is going on at Suburban Noize

Daddy X posted this on Face Book.

"My vision is to smash the system-revolutionize the shady ass music Buisness -Create a renagade crusade for true independence-I am a outcast-I have been frozen out of the Label I founded-Funny thing-I don't give a fuck-It helps separate the real from the snakes-It's about to get Real..I have never feared change"

Taxman posted this

I decided to quit Kottonmouth Kings. I was sick and tired of all the shit talking and back stabbing that goes on in the group. Lou and richter are still the same guys as they always were and I have nothing but love for them. The other guys in KMK treat lou and richter like shit and are always threatening to kick them out of the group. Bobby, DLOC, Dirtball and Brad turned into backstabbing assholes who treat everyone including our fans like shit. I have never seen people change and turn their backs on everything they have preached and stood for. They don't have anyone's back except their own. They are always treating each other and everyone like shit and I'm just over it. They preach family and unity and then treat me like shit and disrespect fans. The truth is they are all about the money and don't give a fuck about anything else. They turned their back on Pakelika and fucked him over. They have turned their back on all the people that have helped them over the years. From SRH and Sub Noize employees to other bands on the label. These guys have treated them like shit. And they turned their back on me. I put my heart and soul into building KMK. I worked as a crew member, built their sets, designed their clothes and helped with their merch and was happy to do it and still preform every night. I never got paid anything extra for any of it and got paid as a crew member. I didn't give a fuck about the money and did it all for the movement and the fans but they treated me like shit and were thankless dicks. I still believe in the movement, it's just not the same KMK that it was. The fans have been saying for years to get back to the roots, I wish that could have happened. I still believe in what KMK stood for at one time, but I'm not going to continue on with people who say one thing and do another.


January 28th, 2013, 6:44 AM
VIBBBBBBBBESSSS on a whole shit ton of UK hip-hop over the past couple of weeks, plus a couple of other things...

Adam & Cuth - Got It Back

ASAP Rocky - 1 Train

Blaq Poet - We Gon' Ill

DJ Drama - My Way

Fred the Godson - Monique's Room

January 28th, 2013, 6:44 AM
Jay-Z - Success

Jeru Tha Damaja - Me Or Tha Papes

Nas - Shootouts

Outkast - 13th Floor

Torae - Imagine

January 28th, 2013, 9:40 PM
6 months late but I've been vibing to 1999 from Joey Bada$$ and color me impressed with the kid.

January 29th, 2013, 1:29 PM
If anyone sees No Love Lost floating around the interwebs hook a brother up, please.

January 29th, 2013, 3:29 PM

January 30th, 2013, 4:03 AM
After 15+ years, Legz Diamond will finally release his first solo album on Psychopathic entitled “9 Pistolas” on March 19th.

January 30th, 2013, 4:29 AM
Every time this thread gets bumped I expect a No Love Lost link, sldfjalsfjasdlfoweqv.

January 30th, 2013, 4:45 AM
I've been keepin an eye out. I just ain't seen it.

January 30th, 2013, 3:51 PM
So Lil B and Joey Bada$$ are having a go at each other. I haven't heard the tracks yet but I'm sure Joey's diss is much better than Lil B's. Does anyone here actually fuck with the based god? I think he's awful.

January 30th, 2013, 4:01 PM
The Iron Sheik has been talkin mad shit about that stupid fag on Twitter lately.

January 30th, 2013, 4:41 PM
So Lil B and Joey Bada$$ are having a go at each other. I haven't heard the tracks yet but I'm sure Joey's diss is much better than Lil B's. Does anyone here actually fuck with the based god? I think he's awful.

I'd download a Lil B Instrumental album. Dude can't rap for shit but has some good beats.

I listened to Joey's response and it really wasn't that great. The only thing else I've heard from him was the BET Cypher but his response was weak.


Gambino's verse should have been longer. :(

January 30th, 2013, 7:56 PM


January 31st, 2013, 12:33 AM
1. Our First Again (Intro)
2. Top Of The World (Feat. Kirko Bangz)
3. She Dont Put It Down (Feat. Lil Wayne, Tank)
4. NBA (Feat. Wiz Khalifa, French Montana)
5. You And I (Feat. Emanny)
6. Castles
7. All In My Head (Feat. Royce Da 5’9, Kobe)
8. Skeletons (Feat. Joell Ortiz, Crooked I)
9. Ghetto Burbs (Feat. Emanny)
10. Last Day (Feat. Juicy J, Lloyd Banks)
11. Role Play (Interlude)
12. Switch Positions (Feat. Omarion)
13. Tell Him Somethin (Feat. SLV)
14. Runaway
15. My Time
16. No Love Lost (Outro)
17. She Dont Put It Down (Remix) (Feat. Fabolous, Twista)

January 31st, 2013, 12:35 AM
I seen it up a while ago but I couldn't get the link to work so I said fuck it. Same with Brotha Lynch.

January 31st, 2013, 12:46 AM
I found the Tech N9ne and Hopsin track at least. I still want to hear Eating You with Wrekonize from ¡Mayday!


Hop fucking killed it. A guy at work was telling me he thought Hopsin was weak and then when I looked at him like he was crazy he admitted it was just because he dissed Tyler. :lol:

January 31st, 2013, 5:19 AM
Here's a decent link to the Lynch.


Stringer Bell
January 31st, 2013, 2:20 PM
Jesus, the only thing missing from that Budden album is a hook from Pink. I'm guessing it's a Shady release?

Been listening to the new Pusha T nonstop pretty much. So much incredible rapping, really good production too. A few of the hooks are pretty blah (French Montana and the Future clone) but it's real good other than that.

Lil B is one guy that no matter how much I hear, no matter how many chances I give him, I can't get into him. His flow is pretty much nonexistent and half the time he's not even close to rhyming. So nah, fuck him. Meanwhile, Joey Badass is probably in the top three "new" guys. He's so good for his age it's unreal.

New Emancipator album has some amazing beats. Not exactly hiphop, but close enough. It's all instrumental, check it out if you haven't heard them before.

January 31st, 2013, 3:28 PM
Judging an album by it's tracklist? He's not signed to Shady independently, none of them are. Just Slaughterhouse as a group.

At least we agree on Lil B. Fro told me I should listen to Joey Badass's 1999 so I downloaded it and I'll give it a listen sometime in the future.

Stringer Bell
February 3rd, 2013, 2:27 PM
Not judging the quality of music, just saying it looks like a major label release on paper. Omarion, Wayne, Kirko Bangz, Wiz Khalifa, and French Montana aren't really the kind of guys you'd expect to hear with Joe. Definitely seems like a try at more mainstream level success (similar to what Tech N9ne did recently), especially with the single. Not a bad thing, just an observation.

Joey Badass is definitely the rookie of the year for 2012, and he came damn close to MVP. The kid just turned 18 and he raps like he's in his 30s (in a good way). If you like lyrics, he's definitely one to check out. And Capital Steez was a beast, RIP.

The Underachievers are a duo signed to Flying Lotus' Brainfeeder label, I saw them open for Danny Brown a couple months back. They're part of the Joey Badass Beast Coast movement, really good shit. Lots of weed and drug raps but that's not a bad thing: http://www.datpiff.com/The-Underachievers-Indigoism-mixtape.449545.html

Also, not exactly hip-hop, but I don't know where else to put it and this shit GOES. If you like trap or electronic at all, you'll dig this.


February 3rd, 2013, 2:47 PM
Dude's got him a bit of exposure from Slaughterhouse and is loading up his shit up with commercial rappers.

February 3rd, 2013, 4:11 PM
does anyone listen to the combat jack show? Got into it lately. They generally have a guest every week (Pusha T and Raekwon over the last couple of weeks) and Just Blaze (what a guy) is in the studio whenever he can be. A couple of mixes every show, banter and interviews. Particularly enjoyed the RZA, Bun B, KRIT, Torae and Cormega episodes.

February 4th, 2013, 12:56 AM
Yeah, I do. Only when there's a good guest on. I believe String does as well. I need to catch up on the pusha t and Rae ones.

February 4th, 2013, 5:11 AM

February 5th, 2013, 1:41 AM

I don't know if this got any talk here, but I know at least Simon digs Immortal Technique. Pretty strong album here.

February 5th, 2013, 8:24 AM
Is that the one with Angels And Demons on it? Awesome track :D

I have slowly started getting back into modern hip-hop, it seems like there has been a drift away from the shit that has been put out in the last few years and a few genuinely exciting rappers are starting to come through. Whoever mentioned Joey Badass is bang on - Survival Tactics is one of the best tracks I've heard in ages.

February 5th, 2013, 3:02 PM

I don't know if this got any talk here, but I know at least Simon digs Immortal Technique. Pretty strong album here.
I love Immortal Technique. One of my favorite modern MCs. The Martyr a pretty dope mixtape for mostly being B-Sides and shit. The man has an amazing way with lyrics.

February 5th, 2013, 5:11 PM
I liked some IT back in the day.

February 6th, 2013, 9:40 PM

What's with the shitty green screen for Wayne? :lol:

February 7th, 2013, 3:04 AM
King Gordy got robbed and shot 5 times a couple days ago. I don't dig the dude, but he's affiliated with ICP, Tech N9ne, and Eminem/D12 and I know a couple people here know who he is so I figured I'd post about it. He's too horrorcore for me, but he has a few decent songs.

Proof is in this for a hot second and Good Charlotte has a cameo as zombies as strange as it is.


This is one of the more fucked up songs I've heard in a while.


February 7th, 2013, 3:14 AM
That song is fucked up. It's also catchy as fuck. And, King Gordy can fucking rap. If he rapped about anything non-horrorcore I would probably listen to him.

February 7th, 2013, 9:23 PM
Kilo Kish > Kitty Pryde


February 8th, 2013, 12:43 PM
I'm going to see Premo on March 7th in Brighton uhhhhhh SICK SICK SICK

February 10th, 2013, 6:48 PM

February 10th, 2013, 6:55 PM
I'm going to see Premo on March 7th in Brighton uhhhhhh SICK SICK SICK

Ive got tickets for the glasgow show. Can't wait!

February 10th, 2013, 7:09 PM

Dude makes one fucking Tribe documentary and now his opinions are supposed to be worth something.

February 10th, 2013, 8:56 PM
I dislike Atmosphere as much as I do Drake.

February 11th, 2013, 4:34 AM

Sure is Odd Future.

February 11th, 2013, 5:33 AM

And people try to say he's corny. Bitch please.

February 12th, 2013, 12:38 AM
Yo bud, Tech was on MTV2 on When I Was 17.


February 12th, 2013, 3:46 PM
Cole dropped a FreEP.


I'm digging it.

February 13th, 2013, 4:21 AM

February 13th, 2013, 10:42 PM
It looks like Tech has finally got one of the collabs he wanted. With Corey of Slipknot. Too bad Slipknot sucks dick.

February 13th, 2013, 11:50 PM
I'll believe it when I hear it. Corey was supposed to be on Killing You off of K.O.D.

February 14th, 2013, 3:37 PM

February 15th, 2013, 1:33 AM

I like this more than the screamo/horrorcore bullshit.

February 15th, 2013, 4:05 AM
I listened to new Lynch release again earlier and fuck Strange censoring him. I hope he made enough money off his 3 Strange releases to do shit on his own again.

February 15th, 2013, 3:19 PM
What did they censor?

February 15th, 2013, 6:48 PM
They censor "bitch" on one of the songs and " babies mommas suckin they babies dicks" on Sweeny Todd. King Gordy's verse on "Horns" shows the total hypocrisy from Travis and Tech. Lynch should be pissed the fuck off.

February 15th, 2013, 7:02 PM
They censor "bitch" on one of the songs and " babies mommas suckin they babies dicks" on Sweeny Todd. King Gordy's verse on "Horns" shows the total hypocrisy from Travis and Tech. Lynch should be pissed the fuck off.

Babies is the only word censored on Sweeney Todd.

Seems weird that they would censor bitch when tech has 2 songs called Psycho Bitch.

February 18th, 2013, 12:33 AM
Yeah I know the whole line wasn't edited. It is still stupid to censor it even in the context that it was used.

anyway.....here's a link to the new Regime album if you want it.

The Last Dragon:

1. Intro (Yukmouth)
2. Last Dragon ft Lee Majors , Yukmouth , Ampichino & Freeze
3. Wow Really ft Yukmouth , Lee Majors , Dru Down
4. Sandcastles ft Ampichino , Lee Majors , Yukmouth
5. Back In The Trap ft Lee Majors , Boss Tone , Monsta , T Lew , Kuzzo Fly , Rahmean , Dru Down
6. Chance ft Young Bossi , Ampichino , Freeze , Bc Bulletwound
7. It's A Mob Campaign ft Dru Down, T Lew , Rahmean , Kuzzo Fly , Lee Majors , Yukmouth
8. Why Ask Why ft Lee Majors , Yukmouth , Dru Down , Chop Black
9. Im On That ft Yukmouth & Kuzzo Fly
10. On Moms ft Lee Majors , Rahmean , T Lew , Dru Down
11. Game Of Death ft Yukmouth , Chop Black , Lee Majors , Rahmean , Kuzzo Fly, Don Stryke
12. Trill Talk ft Monsta , Yukmouth
13. I Got Work ft Yukmouth , Lee Majors , Young Bossi
14. Slumdog ft Lee Majors , Yukmouth , Boss Tone
15. Illa ft Slam , Tech N9ne , Freeze
16. Mob Business ft Ampichino , Freeze , Yukmouth
17. Im With The Shit ft Yukmouth , Freeze
18. Regime Life ft Pretty Black (RIP)
19. Go Nutz(Remix) ft Tech N9ne , Lee Majors & Yukmouth (Bonus Track)


February 19th, 2013, 5:27 AM
Simon how much do you know about leaf dog and bva? They work with high focus a lot who are for me the best uk hiphop label going right now. These two seem to be excellent but don't know much about them or their music. Any info?

February 19th, 2013, 6:29 AM
Never heard of them :dunno: what would you recommend of his/theirs?

EDIT: Just had a look, they are associated with Verb T who is pretty decent, I'm just downloading an album of Leafdog's now from here (http://leafdog.bandcamp.com/album/lost-leafs-free-download), free download...has Ras Kass on it which is a hell of a coup for a relatively small UK rapper, plus I recognise a few names like Jay Madden and Pete Cannon who is an awesome UK producer, probably one of the best going over here right now IMO.

February 19th, 2013, 10:05 PM

Better than the original.

February 20th, 2013, 5:12 AM
I didn't realize that Chamillionaire was the best rapper alive until recently. But now I am enlightened.

February 20th, 2013, 5:32 AM
You trollin' me bro? He's definitely underrated though. I really like the Elevate EP.

I have a playlist of Chamillionaire's Elevate EP, J. Cole's Truly Yours, Joey Bada$$'s 1999 (thanks for recommending it, Fro), Wax's Unplugged mixtape, Wrekonize's Rooftops mixtape, Cyhi Da Prynce's Ivy League Kick Back, Kilo Kish's k+, and Pusha T's Wrath of Caine because I haven't gotten around to listening to it until now. And then I just put it on shuffle. :cool:

February 20th, 2013, 5:35 AM
Chamillionaire, what seriously? I thought he was a joke rapper like fucking Chingy or something.

February 20th, 2013, 5:36 AM
That Joey Badass album is pretty sick though, Survival Tactics BUH.

February 20th, 2013, 5:38 AM
I'm not trolling at all lol. Completely serious. Him and Hopsin. They are the now.

February 20th, 2013, 5:45 AM
Chamillionaire, what seriously? I thought he was a joke rapper like fucking Chingy or something.


Don't just turn it off because the chorus is pop. The verses are great.

Stringer Bell
February 22nd, 2013, 1:05 AM
I still can't see Hopsin going anywhere. Yeah, he's got the technical thing down, but besides that, I put him on a Lil B level.

Post more Chamillionaire though, semi interested in that.

Bert, your playlist is missing these great recent projects..

Curren$y - New Jet City
The Underachievers - Indigosim
Antwon - In Dark Denim
Emancipator - Dusk To Down (a MUST if you like instrumentals/beats)
Inspectah Deck & 7L & Esoteric - Czarface (I only listened to it once but it sounded great)

Besides that I've been listening to a ton of instrumental type stuff mostly.





Stringer Bell
February 22nd, 2013, 1:16 AM


Stringer Bell
February 22nd, 2013, 1:18 AM
One more, this song right here is retarded. Sounds straight from the early '90s.


February 22nd, 2013, 2:32 AM
R.A. has some star power lined up for his new album.

February 22nd, 2013, 5:56 PM
Hopsin got his foot in the door with the right group of artists & fans. He will never have to worry about losing fans that loyal.

February 22nd, 2013, 11:09 PM
Kutt Calhoun - Black Gold

1. Self Preservation (ft. Krizz Kaliko)
2. 501s and Rightsides (ft. Brotha Lynch Hung)
3. I Been Dope (ft. Tech N9ne)
4. I Don't Like The Look Of It
5. See What Had Happened Was
6. Same Thing
7. Jack Tripper
8. Anthem
9. It's Goin' Down (ft. BG Bulletwound & Snug Brim)
10. Baby Mama Drama (ft. Bishop Don Dotta)
11. That's My Word
12. Hello and Goodbye
13. In They Honor (ft. Ben-G Da Prince of Soul)


February 23rd, 2013, 1:05 AM

February 23rd, 2013, 1:25 AM
Them dudes rap their asses off.

February 24th, 2013, 6:27 PM


February 24th, 2013, 7:43 PM
Just got Ill Bill's new album...producers on it are nuts - Premo, Large Professor, El-P, Psycho Les from the Beat nuts...should be sick

February 24th, 2013, 7:45 PM
I got it but haven't listened yet.

February 25th, 2013, 2:03 AM

February 25th, 2013, 6:23 AM
A few shits I'm listening to at the mo...

Adam & Cuth - Break Your Heart


AZ - The Format


Black The Ripper - The Remedy


Capital Steez - Capital Steez


Danny Brown - Drinks On Me


February 25th, 2013, 6:24 AM
Ill Bill - World Premier


Immortal Technique - Young Lords


Jeru Tha Damaja - Not Tha Average


Labrinth - No Prisoners


Ras Kass - The Evil That Men Do


Shotty Horroh - Dust Eaters

February 25th, 2013, 9:40 PM

I wonder how much Tech was paid to get on this bullshit. He killed this shit though. I think I'll download it and delete the first 2mins 20seconds. And delete everything after 3:30 and then it's a good song.


February 25th, 2013, 10:23 PM
Bun B Names His Top Five Favorite Current Emcees

the Houston, Texas native began by picking Grime rapper Dizzee Rascal, who Bun says is sorely underrated.

"Dizzee Rascal, from the U.K., is probably one of the most underestimated emcees, period, on the planet. His technical skills are dare I say almost unmatched by any other emcee," he said.

He also named Yelawolf, with whom he collaborated for the cut "Good to Go." "Yelawolf I think is an incredible emcee. I think as we emcees say breath control, his ability to put together as many words as possible before he has to take another breath. It's something that not a lot of people can do, but he's learned how to construct songs based off of that breath control, which I think is extremely impressive."

Like his contemporary Nas, Bun picked Kendrick Lamar as one of his favorite current emcees, praising him for his raw skills and enthusiasm. "I'd probably have to say Kendrick Lamar. Having Dr. Dre as an overseer definitely helps, but he's very tenacious. He's very raw and he's hype all the time. He's very excited to be rapping at any given moment.

"Number four, probably Royce Da 5'9," he continued. "Probably the most underrated lyricist in the game right now. I think his catalog, when you go back and look at it verse-for-verse, it's going to be really hard for any emcee to really stand up against. Number five is me. I just had to go there."

Interesting. I've never listened to Dizzee Rascal.

February 26th, 2013, 4:41 AM
Only listen to the 1st two albums the rest of it's been complete shite and that's from someone who was a massive fan and has seen him 4-5 times

February 27th, 2013, 3:33 PM
I tried listening to boy in da corner once but I just couldn't get into his style.

February 28th, 2013, 12:49 AM
I know I'm late on this, but I finally checked out Joey Bada$$'s 1999 mixtape. Great shit. He's an awesome MC. I'm really looking forward to dig into more of his shit.

Also currently listening to a lot of Raz Fresco and Baker's Club. All some top-notch shit creepin' on the scene. Fresco is killing the beats and the flows.

February 28th, 2013, 11:51 AM

March 1st, 2013, 2:35 AM

I dig it.

March 1st, 2013, 4:30 AM
This album is going to bang

March 1st, 2013, 2:42 PM

Stringer Bell
March 5th, 2013, 8:37 PM
The 7L & Esoteric and Inspectah Deck project, CZARFACE, is fucking awesome. One of my favorites this year.

Also loving Ill Bill - The Grimey Awards, great production.

The Master P/Fat Trel mixtapes are really fun too. Good car music.

Looking forward to checking out the new Demigodz.

March 6th, 2013, 5:39 PM
Went to DJ premier last night and fuck me what a set he had. However statik selektah absolutely killed it, I have never seen a hip hop DJ get a crowd going more than him. Absolutely stunning, he played 3 tracks off his new Lp also which sounded great. Joey badass and action bronson certainly featured on these tracks as well.

March 6th, 2013, 7:05 PM
The 7L & Esoteric and Inspectah Deck project, CZARFACE, is fucking awesome. One of my favorites this year.

I heard a track off the album the other day(the one produced by DJ Premier). It sounded sick. I'll need to check out the whole disc, especially now that I've heard an endorsement. I love Inspectah Deck.

March 6th, 2013, 7:19 PM
While Wu is a topic of discussion.....everybody should give Killah Priests "The Psychic World of Walter Reed" a listen. Inspectah Deck, Raekwon, & Ghostface Killah are featured on it.

March 7th, 2013, 5:37 AM
Went to DJ premier last night and fuck me what a set he had. However statik selektah absolutely killed it, I have never seen a hip hop DJ get a crowd going more than him. Absolutely stunning, he played 3 tracks off his new Lp also which sounded great. Joey badass and action bronson certainly featured on these tracks as well.

Going tonight :hyper: what sort of set was it? Mainly Premo tracks?

March 7th, 2013, 5:46 AM
Gang starr heavy set. He played for two hours over the set finishing time as well mate so be prepared, incase you have to travel home. He played a lot of rakim as well. A lot!

March 7th, 2013, 6:10 AM
NGGGGGGG excited.

March 7th, 2013, 6:14 AM
Get there in time for statik Simon! Genuinely one of the best dj's I've ever seen, amazing scratching, great tune selection and pacing of his set. Fucking brilliant.

March 7th, 2013, 6:25 AM
Doors open at 7, probably going to get there for then and get a few beers in.

March 8th, 2013, 4:53 PM

These guys can fucking rap. I like the slower flows too because it's easier to understand what the hell they're saying.

March 11th, 2013, 6:11 AM
Premo was fucking insane. Quality, quality night, got to shake the great man's hand as well :D

Joey Badass is a fucking beast btw, pisses all over Kendrick.

March 12th, 2013, 12:20 PM
Premo was fucking insane. Quality, quality night, got to shake the great man's hand as well :D


Joey Badass is a fucking beast btw, pisses all over Kendrick.

I love Joey but that's a stretch. You could say in terms of pure lyricism Joey is his equal or maybe even his superior (although I wouldn't) but Kendrick is definitely leagues ahead of him in terms of storytelling and structuring real songs that relate a particular concept. Joey has the bars but he doesn't have anything that equals something like No Make Up or Keisha's Song let alone the entire concept album of GKMC. At least not yet. Needless to say my expectations for Joey's debut album are high. And the kid just turned 18 ffs.

String I just downloaded CZARFACE. I'm sure it'll be right up my alley.

March 12th, 2013, 12:47 PM
As I've mentioned before, I don't get the hype with Kendrick - I like a number of his tracks and the GKMC grew on me slightly, without ever seeing where the outpouring of love was coming from...but the Badass album is fucking nuts. Don't read too much into this comparison as I'm certainly not saying it's as good, but there is a rawness and a hunger about him on 1992 that reminds me of Illmatic. Capital Steez (who got an awesome shoutout from Premo and Statik Selektah at the concert last week) had incredible potential as well, his death was a real shame.

I've got right back into hip-hop recently in a massive way, so much great stuff on both sides of the pond. UKHH is fucking buzzing at the moment, Bandcamp has really opened things up with huge numbers of talented artists getting their music out to a wide audience, this is as strong as I can ever remember the scene being. Will post up a few tracks later.

March 13th, 2013, 4:13 AM
Real kings recognize real kings.

March 15th, 2013, 8:28 PM
TMZ is reporting that Lil Wayne is in critical condition and is being given his last rites after having a lot of seizures. WTF

Pull through homey.

March 16th, 2013, 3:51 AM

01. Inception (Darker Side Interlude)
02. Death To You (Feat. Slaine, Ill Bill & Vinnie Paz)
03. Bax War
04. King Of Diamonds (Disagree Interlude)
05. Juggernaut
06. The Difference (Watts60 Interlude)
07. River Monster (Underground Interlude)
08. Mercenary
09. Colossal Beasts (Feat. Esoteric, Celph Titled & Apathy)
10. Almost Famous
11. Death Warrant
12. Fear (Feat. Snak The Ripper)


March 17th, 2013, 2:02 PM
Pray for Tone Loc. He collapsed on stage while performing in Iowa last night.

March 17th, 2013, 2:56 PM
Is it sad that I care more about Tone Loc's health than I do Lil Wayne?

March 17th, 2013, 3:58 PM
It's sad that most people that listen to Wayne probably don't even know who the dude is.

March 18th, 2013, 6:27 PM
Is it? No disrespect to Tone Loc but I know him more from his roles in Blank Check and Ace Ventura than his short lived rap career. I honestly didn't even know he was still rapping.



Kendrick Lamar featuring Jay-Z - Bitch Don't Kill My Vibe Remix (http://www32.zippyshare.com/v/16346460/file.html)

March 19th, 2013, 1:57 AM
He killed shit in Surf Ninjas.

I was speaking on the age gap anyway.

Stringer Bell
March 19th, 2013, 4:48 PM
This album is going to be so fucking good!


Also I heard Danny was on the new Tech N9ne. Looking forward to hearing that.

March 19th, 2013, 4:57 PM
I haven't seen any news on The Siccness about him being a feature.

March 19th, 2013, 5:12 PM
The Doors
Red Cafe
Kevin Hart (on a skit)
Snow Tha Product
Daddy Yankee (Worldwide Choppers 2)
816 Boyz
Stevie Stone
Pedro Bizz Juanjulio (Bizzy)
The Oobergeek
Trae The Truth
Big Scoob
Krizz Kaliko
Ces Cru
Liz Suwandi
Corey Taylor (from Slipknot)
JL B.Hood
Danny Brown

Not Confirmed:
Freeway (Both agreed to collab through Twitter convo)
DMX (They want to and Tech is ready to record)
Rick Ross
Citizen Cope
Avenged Sevenfold
System Of A Down
Marsha Ambrosius
Waka Flacka Flame
Roscoe Dash (Wants him for a chorus)
Talib Kweli
Gucci Mane
Shawnna (Talks on Twitter about doing another track together)
Bleezo (Pic of them with Tech saying Worldwide Choppers 2?)
Sav Sicc (Pic of them with Tech saying Worldwide Choppers 2?)
HorseShoe Gang - (Talks on Twitter)
Wiz Khalifa
Cody ChesnuTT
R.A. The Rugged Man

Strange Days feat. The Doors -Confirmed
Worldwide Choppers 2 -Confirmed
Psycho **** III -Confirmed (I believe he wants Eminem on this)
Heaven And Hell -Confirmed (Wants a Rick Ross feature on this)
With The B.S. feat. Trae Tha Truth, Red Cafe & Big Scoob
B.I.T.C.H. feat. T-Pain
I'm Not A Saint
Fortune Force Field
Colorado feat. B.o.B., Stevie Stone, Krizz Kaliko, & Ces Cru
So Dope
Thizzles feat. Danny Brown
Meant To Happen
Untitled Track feat. Liz Suwandi & Corey Taylor (from Slipknot)

Fuck Red Cafe, I hope he gets Eminem. Macklemore and Slaughterhouse tracks should be good.

March 19th, 2013, 5:46 PM
I'll guarantee that Eminem ain't on it.

March 20th, 2013, 2:35 PM
CZARFACE just became my favorite album of the year to date. Good shout String.

March 20th, 2013, 6:21 PM
So I had my iPod on shuffle and pursuit of happiness came on for the first time in a long time and I realized as I was listening that that's where the hands on the wheel samples came from and it kind of blew my mind.

March 22nd, 2013, 2:06 AM

This dude is underrated.

March 22nd, 2013, 1:23 PM
Like four new Nardwuar interviews all at once from SXSW!

Nardwuar vs. Snoop part 17


Joey Badass and Pro Era


Also, Nardwuar vs. Trinidad James and Macklemore & Ryan Lewis :)



March 22nd, 2013, 4:36 PM

Stringer Bell
March 23rd, 2013, 2:36 AM
CZARFACE just became my favorite album of the year to date. Good shout String.

Right on, that album is awesome. I was kind of surprised that both parties came together this late in their careers and made something so fresh. It's just great hip-hop.

Here's a little mix I made for fun, if anyone cares enough to want to know a song title, just ask.

Also a Biggie tribute I made a few weeks back on March 9th http://soundcloud.com/rchrstphr/rip-big-mix

So I had my iPod on shuffle and pursuit of happiness came on for the first time in a long time and I realized as I was listening that that's where the hands on the wheel samples came from and it kind of blew my mind.

Really? Damn. No hate but I thought that was a pretty obvious sample. Well, the Cudi part that is.. I found out recently that the sample is actually from this cover..


Stringer Bell
March 23rd, 2013, 2:40 AM

March 23rd, 2013, 4:42 AM
Nice, just downloaded the Czarface.

Been crazy busy lately and haven't been keeping up with new hip-hop releases. RYM is a decent guide when you've missed a couple of months, but that's not including mixtapes. What else should I be listening to? (links would be a bonus!)

Did anyone listen to the new Ras Kass record? Or Killah Priest? Or Cappadonna or Oh No? Worthwhile?

Oh yeah, did you hear the BSBD album Stringer? Something different but their releases are usually pretty nice.

As I remember there's some notable stuff coming in April/May.

March 23rd, 2013, 5:12 PM
Killah Priest is a monster on the mic. Super cool guy too.

March 24th, 2013, 11:37 PM
Subnoize sounds fucked.


Stringer Bell
March 25th, 2013, 2:46 AM
I have the Killah Priest but haven't gotten around to listening to it yet. Saw it was like 40 tracks, so I wanted to give it a real listen instead of just playing it in the background.

Didn't know there was a new BSBD. I have been keeping up with their projects with Nacho Picasso, and those are really dope. I'll have to look into the new one.

Pretty excited to hear the new Tyler album. Production should be great.

March 25th, 2013, 2:57 AM
Blue Sky Black Death make some dope fuckin beats.

March 25th, 2013, 12:48 PM
Simon, have you heard of Shakka?

March 25th, 2013, 2:44 PM
So Papoose's debut has finally arrived. Might as well give it a listen but I'm not expecting too much. Have been relatively anti-Papoose for a while now and his obnoxious fans probably play a part in that.

Will check out the new Wayne as well because I'm bored and it might be funny.

March 25th, 2013, 2:53 PM
hahaha i forgot about papoose

really funny his debut comes out now, like a decade after he 'arrived'

March 25th, 2013, 3:02 PM
I have no idea who this Papoose is, but he sounds like a numbskull.

March 25th, 2013, 3:34 PM


Now he's going BACKWARDS


March 25th, 2013, 6:17 PM
I still love the New Friend Request Remix.


I downloaded NACIREMA DREAM but haven't listened to it yet.

March 25th, 2013, 6:23 PM


Now he's going BACKWARDS


That video is great. Little Trindad James, Little Lil Wayne, Little Rick Ross, Little Jay Z with Little Beyonce,and Little Nicki Minaj being schooled by Big Papoose.

March 26th, 2013, 1:36 AM
good rip of the new Ces Cru


01. Lotus
02. Juice (feat. Tech N9ne)
03. When Worlds Collide
04. Meditate
05. Shake It Up
06. Smoke (feat. Liz Suwandi)
07. Skip
08. Prefade (Skit)
09. Wavy
10. Radiate
11. Perception
12. Get That (feat. JL of B.Hood)
13. Confession
14. Seven Chakras
15. Bread Break (Skit)
16. Fuck Me On The Dough
17. Wall E
18. Daydream (feat. Liz Suwandi)


March 26th, 2013, 6:26 PM
and here's the pre order tracks to go along with it.



March 27th, 2013, 3:13 AM
1. "Wolf" Tyler Gregory Okonma 1:51
2. "Jamba" (featuring Hodgy Beats) T. Okonma, Gerard Damien Long 3:32
3. "Cowboy" T. Okonma 3:15
4. "Awkward" T. Okonma 3:47
5. "Domo23" T. Okonma 2:41
6. "Answer" T. Okonma 3:50
7. "Slater / Escape-Ism" (featuring Frank Ocean & Dave Matthews) T. Okonma, Christopher Breaux, David John Matthews 3:54
8. "48" T. Okonma 4:07
9. "Colossus / The Bridge of Love" T. Okonma 3:33
10. "Partyisntover / Campfire / Bimmer" (featuring Lætitia Sadier & Frank Ocean) T. Okonma, Lætitia Sadier, C. Breaux 7:19
11. "IFHY" (featuring Pharrell) T. Okonma, Pharrell Williams 5:20
12. "Pigs" T. Okonma 4:14
13. "Parking Lot" (featuring Mike G & Casey Veggies) T. Okonma, Michael Griffin II, Casey Jones 3:55
14. "Rusty" (featuring Domo Genesis & Earl Sweatshirt) T. Okonma, Dominique Marquis Cole, Thebe Neruda Kgositsile 5:11
15. "Trashwang" (featuring Na-kel, Jasper, Lucas, L-Boy, Taco, Left Brain & Lee Spielman) T. Okonma, Na-kel Allah Smith, Davon Wilson, Lucas Vercetti, Lionel Boyce, Travis Bennett, Vyron Dalyan Turner, Lee Spielman 4:42
16. "Treehome95" (featuring Coco O. & Erykah Badu) T. Okonma, Coco Maja Hastrup Karshøj, Erica Abi Wright 3:01
17. "Tamale" (featuring Tallulah) T. Okonma, Tallulah Belle Willis 2:46
18. "Lone / Jornada"
https://mega.co.nz/#!hhZUSabS!LBh9oj0hcQrvQDXfydimaEHRQlZHI7MvxAhJ1K9 azIw

March 27th, 2013, 4:05 AM
been looking forward to this one, cheers bert!
thanks for the czarface recommendation as well pure class album.

March 27th, 2013, 4:13 AM
I like it because it's not all fucking screaming like Goblin. Won't be surprised if it's too mainstream for some people though.

March 27th, 2013, 4:18 AM
Just d/led it. I like that start so far. Tyler's always great at making beats, so even if I don't care about the lyrics, I know the sounds will be more than solid. This album has a lot of instrumentals, doesn't it?

March 27th, 2013, 4:19 AM
i like goblin quite a lot. sounds pretty good so far. i really love his flow and his change in lyrical content. it is a bit more mainstream but theres absolutely nothing wrong with that.

March 27th, 2013, 4:36 AM
Don't know why I thought a portion of the album was supposed to be instrumentals. Probably due to Tyler's proclamation that he was more into making beats than rapping when he was talking about this album. Maybe that just meant he was only focused on the beats before he worried about lyrics or something. Regardless, this album's pretty good so far. Tight beats, a more mature lyrical approach, with a lot less of the shock factor. I liked the shocking shit, but it does kind of lose it's luster through a whole album.

March 27th, 2013, 5:32 AM
Simon, have you heard of Shakka?

Na who is he/she/it.

March 27th, 2013, 5:36 AM
I stumbled upon him on youtube the other day. Thought he was alright but basically couldn't find out anything about him. Check out 'Take our time' and the shakkapella series (Mainly his cover of 212/Beautiful People where he spits some verses of his own instead of a straight cover).

Just wondered what you thought (for some reason I think you are a fan of the British scene)

March 27th, 2013, 5:41 AM
BBF you are fucking obsessed with cover versions mate.

March 27th, 2013, 5:50 AM
Its true I bloody love a god cover version.

March 27th, 2013, 5:53 AM
Just listened to Take Our Time, not bad at all, will have a look at his other stuff, he has a good voice. In case you're interested, the beat is this, which is awesome...


March 27th, 2013, 5:56 AM
Thanks, knew I recognised it from somewhere.

Thought you might like him. Quite chilled and as you say decent voice.

March 27th, 2013, 5:57 AM
Oh and one of his Shakkapella videos now has me shouting 'THIS QUEUE'S A LONG TING' randomly so its improved my life greatly.

March 27th, 2013, 5:59 AM
Some more sheeeeeez





Also I've been on a sampling hype recently and I can't stop listening to this :happysad:


March 27th, 2013, 6:04 AM
"Got to be trackies aslong as they're baggy" fucking hell simon, what a load of shite.

March 27th, 2013, 6:17 AM
Cruger is a beast.

March 27th, 2013, 6:19 AM
It sounds a bit generic/seanny style of uk rap that I think is just pure baws.

March 27th, 2013, 6:25 AM
I can understand why people wouldn't like him but I don't think he's generic at all, if anything his unique style is what makes him difficult to get into because his flow is all over the place. To be honest I can take or leave his delivery, I just like the lyrics and LOVE the production.

You probably won't like this either but the beat is so fucking dope it's unreal.


March 27th, 2013, 6:32 AM
That's actually a millions times better than the last one. Still not really my thing. By generic I meant lyrical content, not really his flow.

March 27th, 2013, 7:06 PM
So XXL's freshmen class 2013 is out:


Generally pretty obvious choices. Logic is the only one I don't recall seeing anyone predict and I don't think I've heard any of his stuff either.

March 27th, 2013, 7:29 PM
Action Bronson is cool. Fuck the rest.

March 27th, 2013, 7:33 PM
Joey Bada$$ has got to take the dollar signs out of his name. The face that he could in anyway be compared to Trinidad James is horrid.

March 27th, 2013, 10:22 PM
Trindiad James is fucking garbage. So is Kirko Bangz. First Nardwuar does an interview with Angel Haze and doesn't have one with Gambino and now fucking XXL puts her in the Freshmen class. Fuck this shit. I mean she's alright but c'mon son. I've never even heard of Logic. I've never listened to Travis Scott but I guess now I will. Also fuck Chief Keef.

March 28th, 2013, 12:43 PM
Downloaded the new Wayne and Papoose. The Wayne is going straight into the trash bin, but the Papoose is pretty good. Also Wolf leaked but I haven't peeped it yet.

March 28th, 2013, 3:42 PM
Downloaded the new Wayne and Papoose. The Wayne is going straight into the trash bin, but the Papoose is pretty good. Also Wolf leaked but I haven't peeped it yet.

I posted Wolf like 20 posts up. Are you not one of the cool people on 75 posts per page?

The Papoose is alright. I Am Not A Human Being 2 is garbage. I've been listening to a lot of Constant Energy Struggles and Wolf. Lotus (Ces Cru) is a fucking banger.

March 28th, 2013, 4:22 PM
25 4 lyfe

75 per page in this thread would probably crash my shitty computer with all the YouTube vids. But yeah I did miss that whole Wolf convo

March 28th, 2013, 11:48 PM
Been going through that new Tyler, The Creator album a few times. It really does feel like he's matured a lot, but the abundance of love-themed songs is a bit off-putting for me. Outside of those few tracks, I really love this album. The lyrics are creative as usual, and it still sounds like Tyler while feeling evolved. I just wish it was more consistent with the parts of the album I really like.

Czarface was pretty awesome from the one listen I gave it. I was listening to it while going to sleep, so I didn't catch the whole thing, and didn't get to focus because I was tired that night. I'll be checking it out a lot more, though.

March 29th, 2013, 7:31 PM

That's some fucked up shit.

March 30th, 2013, 4:57 PM
Crypt the Warchild has been diagnosed with Stage 3b Hodgkins Lymphoma.

March 31st, 2013, 3:11 AM
Been diggin' on the Czarface recently. It feels really fresh, yet fashionably old school. Top notch stuff, and I recommend checking it out if any of you haven't listened to it yet, though it's mostly the raves here that made me get right on it.

Also, I love all the wrestling samples.

March 31st, 2013, 7:28 PM
So Mos Def is putting out an album produced by Mannie Fresh? I feel like this is the realization of an amazing dream I had in 2005.


March 31st, 2013, 7:38 PM
Mannie Fresh makes some dope beats.

March 31st, 2013, 7:41 PM
Check out Bey's flow at 1:45:


April 2nd, 2013, 3:14 PM
By Steve Baltin

April 2, 2013 1:00 PM ET

"I'm the rock & roll nigger," Tech N9ne tells Rolling Stone. After working with the Deftones for the song "If I Could" on 2011's All 6s and 7s, the Kansas City, Missouri rapper is taking another step towards cementing that status on his forthcoming Something Else.

"One of the members of a big, humongous rock band did a song with me," he told us when we visited with him backstage at Paid Dues Independent Hip-Hop Festival in San Bernardino. After debating whether he should spill the beans, he revealed that it is System of a Down frontman Serj Tankian, who appears on the opening track to Something Else.

As a huge fan, Tech reached out to Tankian. "I think he is fucking insane lyrically, musically, spiritually . . . Totally cluster-fuck-ish like myself – you never know what's going to happen in the music," he said. "If you talk to Serj, he'll probably tell you he knew nothing about Tech N9ne until the song was sent to him, and after listening to it he went and got all my music, and it makes him run faster on the treadmill."

Tankian confirmed Tech's story. "I had not heard of Tech N9ne when we were sent the track," he said. "I checked out a bunch of his songs and really got into his flow, intensity and dynamics, and I agreed to sing on it," Tankian told Rolling Stone. "Originality in hip-hop and rock are hard to come by."

Now that the two have formed a mutual admiration society, Tech has high hopes for the future of the track. "The song's gonna be big. I would love to shoot a video," he said.

Tankian isn't the only big-name guest on Something Else. "I worked with people who I deemed incredible musically, lyrically," said Tech. "Cee Lo came through and did a chorus for me on a song called 'That's My Kid,' with Big Krit and Game. It's about our kids coming up, not following our negative footsteps. They latched onto other things that are positive. And now we're going to graduation saying, 'That's my kid right there,' instead of seeing them disappear in the night air."

With the record not quite done there are a few features up in the air, including one Tech wanted to go to Corey Taylor, who was not available timing-wise. He has other rockers in mind. "I might send it to James Hetfield," he said. "I heard he was a fan. I heard they [Metallica] warm up to my song 'Einstein.'"

Tech has a couple of objectives in mind. One is to bring his collaborators into his world: "Something Else is supposed to be something else – I'm taking different artists out of their element, putting them in a strange land."

The other goal is to let mainstream fans know just who Tech N9ne is. "This album is gonna show everybody that I'm here to stay and I'm not a fluke," he said. Given his consistent appeal as a live draw and seven straight albums charting in the top 10 of the Billboard Rap charts, that he feels underappreciated is surprising.

"Of the people who watch television and listen to the radio all the time, a lot of them don't know," he said, "because we're not on the radio or videos like that, in a heavy rotation like a 2 Chainz or Lil Wayne. But we pop up in those circles because real shit always shines."

And he expects fans who aren't aware that Tech has SoundScanned over a million albums to pay attention this summer. "Something Else is gonna be one of those ones that people are gonna say, 'Whoa,'" he said. "Just the features I told you are huge. They're gonna all vouch for me. I'm real – everybody does it out of respect."


April 4th, 2013, 11:01 PM



April 8th, 2013, 5:03 PM
Indicud leaked and my day just got better.


April 9th, 2013, 3:39 AM


This album is going to be amazeballs.

April 9th, 2013, 3:56 AM
Fucking LL. Go away, you are embarrassing yourself.

April 10th, 2013, 5:42 AM
In news that will suprise no-one I am really enjoying indicud.

The RZA track is insane.

April 10th, 2013, 4:36 PM
This tracklist is nuts. I just hope Flex isn't screaming over every fucking song. April 17th.

April 11th, 2013, 4:24 PM
Rittz - The Life and Times of Jonny Valiant


Same Shit Different Day (Strange Store Pre-Order)


April 12th, 2013, 1:45 PM
I know we have some Combat Jack fans on here. The recent episode with Dame Dash where he and Just Blaze bicker back and forth about the Rocafella days is pretty great.

I feel like lots of hip hop stuff dropped yesterday. New Jay-Z and Pusha T singles are pretty good. Wu announced another album "A Better Tomorrow". And the White House fielded questions about Jay's Obama lyrics lol.

April 15th, 2013, 3:05 AM
So any thoughts on Indicud?

My favorite studio Cudi by far. Not quite at mixtape levels yet but really enjoying it.

Pleasantly surprised by his production. I was worried it would be a car crash but he's done well. I could see him doing some production for others now because he has shown a real ability to let other people shine. He's taken a step back on most songs (not progression wise but letting others take the lead). The song with RZA is one of my favorites this year.

Too Shorts verse on girls is one of the worst things I've ever heard though.

Assuming he'll attempt to sign up Chip to a new label if he takes that expected path.

April 16th, 2013, 3:15 AM
RZA song


This is the ASAP song


April 16th, 2013, 3:48 AM
I'm really not a big ASAP fan but I love that started from the pavement line. And RZA is just crazy. He makes rapping seem easy.

I've been listening to Indicud a lot along with Ritz's album which I'm actually surprised to say I really like. I wasn't expecting to, I just downloaded it because I give all Strange Music artists a chance.

April 16th, 2013, 7:12 PM

April 18th, 2013, 6:32 AM
I've just started writing for a hip-hop magazine, first (very short) article should be going up soon if anyone is interested.

April 18th, 2013, 6:39 AM
Is it socovibe?

April 18th, 2013, 6:45 AM
Na what's that? The website is www.sampleface.com

April 18th, 2013, 6:46 AM
Sorry I just realised I wrote magazine, what the fuck. It's a website not a magazine, although it is connected to 16 Bars magazine which I think has stopped now.

April 18th, 2013, 6:48 AM
Socovibe is a website as well (think it may have a phsyical print copy) normally looking for contributions as well.

It's a US thing so maybe a slant on the UK scene might interest them if you had any desire.

April 18th, 2013, 6:49 AM
Nice one, I'm trying to get back into writing again at the moment.

April 23rd, 2013, 5:46 AM
My first mini-article for Sampleface, in case anyone's interested.


April 24th, 2013, 1:51 AM
Indicud debuted at #2, sold 139k. (Fall Out Boy got #1 with 148k) Man on The Moon 2 sold 169k the first week. Man On The Moon 1 only sold 104k the first week.

April 26th, 2013, 10:13 PM

May 1st, 2013, 1:19 PM
First post in a while, hope you guys don't mind.

Has anyone downloaded Chance The Rapper's new mixtape, Acid Rap? I've listened to it a few times and I think it's great. Such a great tape to listen to when you want to chill out. Cocoa Butter Kisses, Favourite Song and Smoke Again are probably my favourites, but I don't think anything is bad.

You can download it from here - http://chanceraps.com/

May 1st, 2013, 3:20 PM
People posting in the hip hop thread is always a good thing.

I downloaded it but haven't had a chance to listen to anything but Favorite Song (because I"m a Gambino mark and had to hear it) but I'll probably listen to the rest of it tonight after I get off work.

I saw him live when he opened for CG and I was kind of underwhelmed but after hearing this song I started to take interest in him:


May 1st, 2013, 3:55 PM
Yeah Chance is going places. Haven't had a proper listen to it yet though.

May 1st, 2013, 5:53 PM
Dude is blatant with his Esham biting.

May 2nd, 2013, 12:40 AM
R.I.P. Chris Kelly

May 2nd, 2013, 12:49 AM
Read about that earlier. Never thought I'd be seen in this thread. R.I.P. Mac Daddy.

May 2nd, 2013, 1:34 AM

May 2nd, 2013, 1:38 AM
Ya gotta jump twice in tribute.

May 2nd, 2013, 1:40 AM
That right there was part of my childhood.

May 2nd, 2013, 7:19 PM
I had Totally Krossed Out on cassette.


May 2nd, 2013, 8:33 PM
First Mac Daddy, then Jeff Hanneman. Of course, i'm doing this backwards, but condolences all the same. I was HUGE into Kris Kross when I was a kid. R.I.P. Chris Kelly.

May 10th, 2013, 5:18 PM

I dig it. Apparently they're working on a new album. :hyper:

May 12th, 2013, 7:45 PM
Delusional posted this on FB earlier.

"Its really hard for me to admit cuz I know shes gonna be mad I put this info out too early, but ive known Kreayshawn since last April. Well, I am her baby daddy... Its just as surreal to me as it is for u... Shit is crazy man."

May 12th, 2013, 10:52 PM
Bro who the fuck is that?