The Hip-Hop Appreciation Thread Page 200

  • You-can-call-me-kal 27 Apr 2020 20:19:19 20,087 posts
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    Nice I love this sort of thing.
  • smoothpete 7 May 2020 20:19:31 37,009 posts
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    Ty has died :( Corona.
  • nickthegun 7 May 2020 20:48:53 82,376 posts
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    Man, thatís sucks.
  • You-can-call-me-kal 7 May 2020 20:54:58 20,087 posts
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    Oh fuck! I knew him years back. That fucking sucks. Fuck.
  • Hog-lumps 9 May 2020 23:42:35 1,138 posts
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    Oh man, that is bad. So shit, speechless....🙁
  • Hog-lumps 10 May 2020 00:03:31 1,138 posts
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    This news has made me surprisingly emotional.

    My wife gave me Ty's more recent album (work of heart) this recent Xmas. She was then was admitted to intensive care around New years, due to pneumonia following a flu infection (not coronavirus). I used to listen to his album in the car on the way to visiting her in hospital - thankfully she has almost recovered fully now.


    But now Ty has died of pneumonia type virus.... 🙁

    Edited by Hog-lumps at 01:17:07 10-05-2020
  • You-can-call-me-kal 10 May 2020 10:48:08 20,087 posts
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    I remember him being quite ill a few times in the past. I think he had sickle cell or something. Think he might even have had pneumonia before. Remember fearing the worst when I heard he had it but I thought he was on the mend so this is still so shocking.

    You always hear the stories of what a gent artists are when they die but he really was exceptional. I know so many people who he helped out. Everyone had a story about him. So sad.
  • You-can-call-me-kal 10 May 2020 10:49:03 20,087 posts
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    My fav track of his:

    https://youtu.be/EsDs5tnIjAQ
  • smoothpete 10 May 2020 10:58:16 37,009 posts
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    I haven't heard that for years, I loved that tune back in the day.

    I remember watching some show on BBC many moons ago where they were trying to make actors out of musical artists and Ty was on it. He smashed it, he was a natural.
  • Bichii 15 May 2020 17:46:50 3,179 posts
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    https://www.google.com/url?sa=t&source=web&rct=j&url=https://open.spotify.com/album/6BHQVUgJHRw8g0pRaU8n44&ved=2ahUKEwimsZ6yqLbpAhUKURUIHctxAlUQjjgwC3oECAEQAQ&usg=AOvVaw0zz_QMZMkdMVVnfkUyYzQU

    If the link works it's a run the jewels Spotify sessions live concert that popped up on my suggestions. Loving it so far, having a bit of a home concert to it now. Just need a drink to go with it.
  • tadejpogacar 15 May 2020 19:23:18 267 posts
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    new future
  • MrWorf 15 May 2020 21:21:58 63,816 posts
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    You-can-call-me-kal wrote:
    My fav track of his:

    https://youtu.be/EsDs5tnIjAQ
    Oh shit, I used to love this track. Cheers for this blast from the past.
  • Bichii 3 Jun 2020 21:34:52 3,179 posts
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    This needs capitals.

    RTJ4 IS OUT AND ITS FUCKING IMMENSE!

    Tracks 1-9 are just insane, there's no break to the intensity and epicness. Tracks 10-11 bring the pace down but are nice closers.

    Listened to it about five times straight to tonight.

    Side note to e-lp for his best collection of beats so far, which is saying something!
  • Rum_Monkey 3 Jun 2020 22:24:30 982 posts
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    On track 1 so far and I can confirm it's pretty epic already.
  • Bichii 4 Jun 2020 13:55:39 3,179 posts
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    Oh my what a week to be a hip hop fan. RTJ4 and now I'm listening to the new Freddie Gibbs & The alchemist album, incredible.
  • smoothpete 4 Jun 2020 14:50:07 37,009 posts
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    Damn how did I miss RTJ4 getting released yesterday
  • cowell 4 Jun 2020 19:38:51 2,162 posts
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    Iím no hip hop head but mother of god RTJ4 is an absolute banger
  • souvlaki 5 Jun 2020 09:59:56 1,051 posts
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    I don't tend to listen to much hip hop (Jazz, Blues and Rock is my staple) though last week I was going through some old records of mine such as New Kingdom Grey Album and Public Enemy and so came into this thread for the first time.

    Bichii's love of Run The Jewels stood out and I'm now listening to '2'. It's really good - excellent recommendation. I'm going to check out that Roots rec now as well.
  • Rhaegyr 5 Jun 2020 10:03:11 5,176 posts
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    Positive stuff reading about RTJ4 here, can't wait to listen to it.

    Was anyone else slightly disappointed in RTJ3 after RTJ2 or is that just me?
  • You-can-call-me-kal 5 Jun 2020 10:10:09 20,087 posts
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    Greg Nice and Primo makes me so happy.
  • Bichii 5 Jun 2020 11:08:38 3,179 posts
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    Rhaegyr wrote:
    Positive stuff reading about RTJ4 here, can't wait to listen to it.

    Was anyone else slightly disappointed in RTJ3 after RTJ2 or is that just me?
    Lyrically it's on point but I think the production as a whole wasn't as perfect as 2. Still epic beats though just there were a few I didn't like as much. 4 is more like 2 in that it's 80% relentless hard track after hard track at the beginning and 20% more chill at the end.

    I'm bouncing between RTJ4 and Alfredo. Very different albums but are both album of the year contenders.
  • smoothpete 5 Jun 2020 12:07:32 37,009 posts
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    I like RTJ4, but for me there are really just 4 or 5 stand out tracks. That being said, those tracks are some of the best they've ever done (in my opinion)
  • Bichii 5 Jun 2020 12:35:17 3,179 posts
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    I think my current favourite is holy calamafuck so far. Pretty epic switch.
  • cowell 5 Jun 2020 14:00:34 2,162 posts
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    Bichii wrote:
    I think my current favourite is holy calamafuck so far. Pretty epic switch.
    Sucker for anything that Zach de la Rocha touches so its Just for me
  • fontgeeksogood 5 Jun 2020 23:44:44 10,031 posts
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    I am not a hip hop obsessive but I know what I hate. And I don't hate RTJ4. And I agree Holy calamafuck is the best track
  • StixxUK 6 Jun 2020 22:31:54 8,331 posts
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    Anyone listened much to the new Medhane album Cold Water?

    It's really excellent - reminds me a bit of the last couple of Earl Sweatshirt albums in style but a bit less out there.

    It's great anyway, give it a go!
  • drhickman1983 7 Jun 2020 22:53:06 6,869 posts
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    RTJ4 is pretty awesome. I think some of the tracks are my favourites of theirs. I love Walking in the Snow, Ju$t and Pulling the Pin (the latter mainly because of Staples guest spot)

    But it's just great from start to end.
  • Bichii 7 Jun 2020 23:00:28 3,179 posts
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    For a second I thought walking in the snow was the first beat I didn't like then at 30 seconds it drops property. Even on first listen it had me singing along to the hook.
  • Load_2.0 1 Jul 2020 21:42:13 31,894 posts
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    If you have Sky there's a 4 part documentary about Wu Tang that's very good.

    Wu-Tang Clan: Of Mics And Men.
  • Bichii 3 Jul 2020 20:06:50 3,179 posts
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    I've been bumping loads of old skool classics the last few days. So many incredible albums but one of my favourites has to be Scarface - The Diary, cold classic. I don't think there a skip on there at all I can only say that about a hand full of rap albums.
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