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post #1021 of 1310
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Originally Posted by gladhands View Post

An executive and a producer.

Yeah, but calling Eazy-E an executive is missing the point.
post #1022 of 1310
this album is sick nasty

http://www.npr.org/2011/11/06/141934309/first-listen-childish-gambino-camp

holy shit. witty one liners, introspective race issues, black dude wearing BoO and short shorts, actor/rapper/fame issues. a few misses there and production kinda sucks, but fantastic.
dude needs to stop singing, but damn these lines are gold


ballin since 83
half of em say gay
maybe that's the reason i like lady what baby's say

They real black like won't show up on your camera phone
They real black like turn the flash on your camera on

I love pussy, I love bitches, dude, I should be runnin’ PETA

My dick is like an accent mark, it’s all about the over Es

Gambino is a call girl, fuck you, pay me
Brand new whip for these niggas like slavery

Put my soul on the track like shoes did
Played this for my cousin, now he can’t even think straight
Black and white music? Now, nigga, that’s a mixtape

But niggas got my feelin' I ain't black enough to go to church
Culture shock at barber shops cause I ain't hood enough
We all look the same to the cops, ain't that good enough?
The black experience is blackened serious
Cause being black, my experience, is no one hearin' us
White kids get to wear whatever hat they want
When it comes to black kids one size fits all

If I'm a faggot spell it right, I got way more than two G's

Forget these white girls
I need some variation
Especially if she very Asian
She got an ugly friend? Roll solo
Can I stay at your place? No hobo
Not my fault, man, these ladies love me
She's an overachiever cause all she do is succeed

and more

some of the lines are incomplete, not well thought out

eg Nigga got signed, its an anomaly / No cosine, trigonometry

Or you can fuckin’ kiss my ass, Human Centipede

Made the beat then murdered it, Casey Anthony
post #1023 of 1310
Can you explain me why Drake is so "successfull"?
I just dont get it. His flow, lyrics and everything are weak.
How come the YMCMB marketing schemes can be so productive? The guy is on every track, rapping like a newbie.
post #1024 of 1310

BlackStar performing at the Olympia in Montreal Sunday night. Killer.

post #1025 of 1310
anyone heard the relatively new murs album?
post #1026 of 1310
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Originally Posted by Gorthaur Melwasul View Post

Can you explain me why Drake is so "successfull"?
I just dont get it. His flow, lyrics and everything are weak.
How come the YMCMB marketing schemes can be so productive? The guy is on every track, rapping like a newbie.

For one thing, the reason he's so popular is because he's so popular. He's on a record label that promotes him and its other main artists aggressively. If you climb on top of a tall building and throw shit at everybody you'll actually manage to hit someone that likes being shat on or in Drake's case, lots of people. Also, he works with good producers and has an ear for a hook. He is one of the few popular mc's that has a distinctive identity going for him.

That said, I agree with you and would also argue that another main reason he is a successful popular hip hop artist, besides the distribution machine mentioned earlier, is that the popular hip hop audience doesn't know anything about hip hop. Just like popular audiences don't know anything about film, music, or any other art form. It's all consumption!
post #1027 of 1310
Drake has a great ear for beats and his candidness is appreciated in small doses. But god damn it, something about him just grates my nerves. I'll be in search of an instrumental version of his album, because it's great sonically.
post #1028 of 1310
Isn't there a way to strip an artist's vocals from the music, and to just have the music? I know you can always buy an instrumental album, but I'm more of a DIY kind of guy.
post #1029 of 1310
LPs of hip hop albums and singles sometimes have the instrumentals on the flip side, otherwise the only method I know of resorts to muting the vocal range of frequencies selectively (but not capable of isolating the vocal track itself). I'm sure there is something better by now.
post #1030 of 1310
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Originally Posted by indesertum View Post

this album is sick nasty
http://www.npr.org/2011/11/06/141934309/first-listen-childish-gambino-camp
holy shit. witty one liners, introspective race issues, black dude wearing BoO and short shorts, actor/rapper/fame issues. a few misses there and production kinda sucks, but fantastic.
dude needs to stop singing, but damn these lines are gold
ballin since 83
half of em say gay
maybe that's the reason i like lady what baby's say
They real black like won't show up on your camera phone
They real black like turn the flash on your camera on
I love pussy, I love bitches, dude, I should be runnin’ PETA
My dick is like an accent mark, it’s all about the over Es
Gambino is a call girl, fuck you, pay me
Brand new whip for these niggas like slavery
Put my soul on the track like shoes did
Played this for my cousin, now he can’t even think straight
Black and white music? Now, nigga, that’s a mixtape
But niggas got my feelin' I ain't black enough to go to church
Culture shock at barber shops cause I ain't hood enough
We all look the same to the cops, ain't that good enough?
The black experience is blackened serious
Cause being black, my experience, is no one hearin' us
White kids get to wear whatever hat they want
When it comes to black kids one size fits all
If I'm a faggot spell it right, I got way more than two G's
Forget these white girls
I need some variation
Especially if she very Asian
She got an ugly friend? Roll solo
Can I stay at your place? No hobo
Not my fault, man, these ladies love me
She's an overachiever cause all she do is succeed
and more
some of the lines are incomplete, not well thought out
eg Nigga got signed, its an anomaly / No cosine, trigonometry
Or you can fuckin’ kiss my ass, Human Centipede
Made the beat then murdered it, Casey Anthony

Never not listening to Gambino. If this is your first encounter I highly suggest you download Culdesac. Some epic shit to be had.
post #1031 of 1310
love gambino. this is how music will work in the future. free or nearly free downloads and artists make money off of concerts and sponsorships and ads
post #1032 of 1310
Agreed. While it might be impossible to pin down who was the first to embrace this new marketing scheme, I initially think to Radiohead posting their album on a website and allowing listeners to pay what they felt was acceptable or not pay at all.

I'd say the artist who truly embodies your stated philosophy and follows it to a tee would be Girl Talk. Granted, he is more or less handcuffed.
post #1033 of 1310
I really enjoyed Wale album titled Ambition.
post #1034 of 1310
So this may be a weird request but I am looking for some clean/positive hip hop. I do private baseball instruction for kids as young as 7 and am tired of listening to country so I am looking for some good suggestions for artists/albums that I can play while instructing.
post #1035 of 1310
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Originally Posted by Deuce View Post

So this may be a weird request but I am looking for some clean/positive hip hop. I do private baseball instruction for kids as young as 7 and am tired of listening to country so I am looking for some good suggestions for artists/albums that I can play while instructing.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yor2QARj6UI

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