The Hip-Hop Appreciation Thread Page 198

  • nickthegun 18 Nov 2019 15:01:51 82,376 posts
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    You-can-call-me-kal wrote:
    I’m sure there’s a bit in Straight Outta Compton when they basically show Cube writing all of Dre’s lyrics.

    It’s been long established he doesn’t write his lyrics. I think he gets a pass as his production is so amazing and he’s a decent rapper on top.
    When you look at a list of his production credits, it would be a surprise if he actually had time to write his own lyrics.
  • pacrifice 18 Nov 2019 18:30:42 5,247 posts
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    I think 50 used to ghostwrite for p diddy.

    This has Eminem's smell all over it:

    Back when Cube, was rolling with Lorenzo in a Benzo
    I was banging with a gang of instrumentals
    Got the pens and pencils, got down to business; but sometimes
    The business end of this shit can turn your friends against you

    (Dre - what's the difference)
  • pacrifice 18 Nov 2019 20:04:08 5,247 posts
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    https://www.mirror.co.uk/3am/celebrity-news/dr-dre-accused-plotting-kill-20907616.amp

    Dr Dre accused of plotting to kill Suge Knight in murky 'murder-for-hire' conspiracy.

    Suge is always making stuff up. Though it would be cheaper for Dre to have him whacked if true.
  • smoothpete 29 Nov 2019 06:27:29 37,009 posts
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    Blu did a tune with Jehst, it’s pretty nice

    https://open.spotify.com/track/4zIZhqEa7CZh7fp4uNGouq?si=vboIb8oWSQmaro0G4enfGQ
  • Vice.Destroyer 7 Dec 2019 10:21:31 7,311 posts
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    I don't know if this is the appropriate place to drop this. I recorded the end of year Spotify video you get. Thought I'd share it here.

  • Vice.Destroyer 11 Dec 2019 11:33:02 7,311 posts
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    I don't know how the rest of you discover hip-hop nowadays. Personally, I use the best hip-hop albums of [whatever year] lists that are curated by Google. And then listen to albums during my gaming sessions. Which means I listen to a lot of dross, but I also find some awesome stuff. I have decided to take a lazy day, so here have a selection of songs that I have discovered over the last 6 months. Apologies if they have already been posted here.




    (I actually like this guy Ekoh)

    If I know EG, we are all too cool to actually like the popular stuff, but I really love Lizzo.




  • smoothpete 20 Dec 2019 17:23:46 37,009 posts
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    This tune is a prime example of why I like hip hop. Like, fuck it, we’re doing a bird name rap.

    https://youtu.be/68KGG7yd6hI
  • Razz 22 Dec 2019 00:06:03 727 posts
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    Hahaha wtf?
  • Vice.Destroyer 22 Dec 2019 13:50:09 7,311 posts
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    If we are talking about birds, we have to talk about bees.

  • smoothpete 23 Dec 2019 11:57:56 37,009 posts
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    This is a really interesting, engaging interview of El-P by Talib Kweli. Quite long but worth it.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=klta75ld4Kc
  • smoothpete 7 Jan 2020 17:30:31 37,009 posts
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    The new Foreign Beggars album is really good. Very different to their more recent grimy D&B stuff , mostly. It’s a throwback to their old tunes.
  • You-can-call-me-kal 11 Jan 2020 14:40:59 20,087 posts
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    Will Smith legit still good

    https://twitter.com/siriusxm/status/1215410928080105473?s=21
  • fontgeeksogood 11 Jan 2020 16:52:23 10,031 posts
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    Did he get his ears pinned
  • Bichii 18 Jan 2020 22:33:15 3,179 posts
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    New Eminem album out, it's pretty average but I'm loving this.

    https://open.spotify.com/track/5mZXWEH2eh8zMZGCxT5aW0?si=MS-G5U31RKqBfaCZ48jU4A

    Mainly due to black thoughts delicious verse. Goes nice as always.
  • nickthegun 18 Jan 2020 22:53:49 82,376 posts
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    Pretty average is a huge improvement over the last couple of albums, so I suppose not completely sucking balls is something.

    I really don’t know why I bother checking his new albums out. I hate how he barks lines out and the beats are usually terrible, big sample shite.
  • Bichii 18 Jan 2020 23:00:45 3,179 posts
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    You're right but I did like quite a lot of the kamikaze album. By far his best album since the Eminem show.
  • askew 18 Jan 2020 23:35:04 21,568 posts
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    Latest season of Hip Hop Evolution is out on Netflix.
  • Kay 19 Jan 2020 00:01:05 20,632 posts
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    Eminem seems to also have got a huge amount of backlash from fans due to an offensive line about the Manchester concert bombing, which is a bit odd since his fans should know that being offensive is exactly what he's all about. I mean, there was a line about the Columbine shootings in his second album 20(!) years ago... but I guess there was no social media back then.

    Edited by Kay at 00:03:09 19-01-2020
  • Bichii 19 Jan 2020 09:19:40 3,179 posts
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    Yeah different times innit. Everyone is offended about everything now, tough to make edgy jokes without half of the internet fitting.
  • nickthegun 19 Jan 2020 09:48:55 82,376 posts
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    The problem is, it’s not even a good line. It’s not funny, it’s apropos of nothing and just reeks of desperation. He used to get away with it because he was quick witted and funny, now it’s just tired and sad.

    I mean, I don’t think as many people are as offended as twitter would like you to believe but, personally, I’m not offended, he can say what he likes. I just think it just confirms him as a sad old man struggling to stay relevant.
  • You-can-call-me-kal 19 Jan 2020 10:28:07 20,087 posts
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    Yeah it’s the usual shtick. Everything he ever does has something in it that gets someone or some group up in arms. It’s all good publicity.

    As for the album it’s always the same with Em. Incredible bars but average production, weird mix of features in an attempt to get mass and hardcore appeal, and subject matter that just always feels like it’s trying too hard.

    He’s one of the most talented rappers of all time but he’s never managed to mature his style. He’s the the John Lydon of rap or something. The older he gets the more cringe it becomes.
  • smoothpete 21 Jan 2020 12:22:21 37,009 posts
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    This popped up on my facebook today

    https://genius.com/discussions/16752-Calculating-the-exact-date-ice-cube-referred-to-on-today-was-a-good-day

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    CLUE 1:
    “Went to Short Dog’s house,
    They was watching Yo MTV RAPS”
    “Yo! MTV RAPS” first aired:
    Aug 6th 1988

    CLUE 2:
    Ice Cube’s single Today Was A Good Day was released on:
    Feb 23 1993

    CLUE 3:
    ”The Lakers beat the SuperSonics”
    Dates between Yo MTV Raps air date AUGUST 6 1988 and the release of the single FEBRUARY 23 1993 where the Lakers beat the SuperSonics:
    Nov 11 1988 114-103
    Nov 30 1988 110-106
    Apr 4 1989 115-97
    Apr 23 1989 121-117
    Jan 17 1990 100-90
    Feb 28 1990 112-107
    Mar 25 1990 116-94
    Apr 17 1990 102-101
    Jan 18 1991 105-96
    Mar 24 1991 113-96
    Apr 21 1991 103-100
    Jan 20 1992 116-110

    CLUE 4:
    Dates of those Lakers won over SuperSonics where it was a clear day with no Smog:
    Nov 30 1988
    Apr 4 1989
    Jan 18 1991
    Jan 20 1992

    CLUE 5:
    “Got a beep from Kim, and
    She can fuck all night”
    Beepers weren’t adopted by mobile phone companies until the 1990s. Dates left where mobile beepers were available to public:
    Jan 18 1991
    Jan 20 1992

    CLUE 6:
    Ice Cube starred in the film “Boyz in the hood” that released late Summer of 1991, but was being filmed mid-late 1990 early 1991 and Ice Cube was busy on set filming the movie Jan 18 1991, too busy to be lounging around the streets with no plans. Ladies and Gentlemen..

    The ONLY day where:

    -Yo! MTV Raps was on air
    -It was a clear and smogless day
    -Beepers were commercially sold
    -Lakers beat the SuperSonics
    -and Ice Cube had no events to attend to was… JANUARY 20, 1992
    National Good Day Day

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  • smoothpete 22 Jan 2020 08:46:43 37,009 posts
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    Any love for Czarface? Rocking their 2nd album on my way to work. The production is great, and Esoteric’s lyrics and flow are siiiick
  • smoothpete 22 Jan 2020 15:45:33 37,009 posts
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    Another example of why I love hip hop. Czarface doing a tune about eating a dodgy burrito and getting the shits

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yNJ5I2Q3oPg
  • nickthegun 24 Jan 2020 10:28:24 82,376 posts
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    Sorting through a box of old shite the other day and came across a box of my old car tapes. I’d forgotten how boss the Soundbombing series was.

    https://open.spotify.com/album/4cgM0H8iGi1tlMm7bpv1WT?si=4sj0OkCvTbyuH6xgWLqGnQ
  • You-can-call-me-kal 24 Jan 2020 11:28:10 20,087 posts
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    I like Czarface. Track down the album with DOOM if you haven’t already.
  • smoothpete 26 Jan 2020 14:09:47 37,009 posts
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    Leaf Dog’s new album is good if you like you like that kind of thing. Worth checking out.
  • Vortex808 26 Jan 2020 18:02:53 13,870 posts
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    Thanks for the czarface recommendation folks, kind of gone off hip hop in recent years, but really liking their stuff.

    I always liked wu-tang stuff, so maybe no surprise I'm enjoying it. Might point my lad in their direction too, better than some of the other stuff he & his mates are listening to at any rate! 😃


    /old man rails at cloud (new music)
  • You-can-call-me-kal 28 Jan 2020 06:51:14 20,087 posts
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    This is sooooooooooo good. American rap blogger Shaq listening to General Levy for the first time. Put a massive grin on my face. Classic clip as well.

    https://youtu.be/f0JemIZTdds
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