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post #1036 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.

Might be hard to find artists or albums that are all consistently clean/uplifting while still being good. You might have to piecemeal a playlist. Here's a decent addition. Kinda nerdy video game rap but a solid song for sure:

post #1037 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.

The majority of 3 Feet High and Rising by De La Soul. I'd also check out their other albums.
post #1038 of 1310
Shame such a clearly skilled rapper is busy making this whiny music. Thats why rap is still best left to ghetto folk, I can't tolerate all this emo shit.
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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
post #1039 of 1310
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Originally Posted by jpeirpont View Post

Shame such a clearly skilled rapper is busy making this whiny music. Thats why rap is still best left to ghetto folk, I can't tolerate all this emo shit.

shrug, I can relate more to his "whiny music" than Ricky Rozay grunting or Pusha T's tales of dope slanging.
post #1040 of 1310
Not I, I find it bland. Stuff better reserved for rock or some other middle American music.
post #1041 of 1310
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Originally Posted by jpeirpont View Post

Shame such a clearly skilled rapper is busy making this whiny music. Thats why rap is still best left to ghetto folk, I can't tolerate all this emo shit.

It's interesting because he seems to be up and down with his emotional lyrics. Cul-de-sac is like 50% wit and braggadocio, 50% woe-is-me sappy crap about how hard he works and gets no respect, etc. On EP, and the one-off songs that surrounded its release like Longest Text Message and AOTL, he was starting to get some recognition so he was far more about great hooks and witty lyrics (see Freaks and Geeks for a prime example). I was hoping that was a sign of things to come.

Unfortunately it seems like he is in a downswing again. I'm not sure if his label is trying to brand him for the emo kids or what, but in EP it seemed he was proud of changing from being a sap to living the high life. Now I have to hear about him getting made fun of all over again. Perhaps Camp is a devolution because many people aren't aware of the progress and catharsis in his older stuff? I can't be sure. Either way the schtick will only get more tired the more I have to suffer through it.
post #1042 of 1310
i gave culdesac a good listen

i'd say like 30% of the songs were skipped. i just can't stand the dude's singing. whiny puts it best. otherwise lots of witty lyrics. also his production kinda sucks.
post #1043 of 1310
Just here to laugh at dude saying Illmatic is a "cool" album but not that great (from page 57)
post #1044 of 1310
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Originally Posted by misnomer View Post

Just here to laugh at dude saying Illmatic is a "cool" album but not that great (from page 57)

I thought it was great someone had the audacity (Or gall. JapanAlex, right?) to stand up to popular conception. I have seen many posters here and elsewhere exalt Illmatic to being THE greatest hip hop album of all time and then not have the rationale to even explain why they think that, let alone argue its placement in hip hop canon.
post #1045 of 1310
yah.. making statment showing your complete ignorance of rap is good. I'm impressed by her ability to make silly statements too.
post #1046 of 1310
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Originally Posted by jpeirpont View Post

yah.. making statment showing your complete ignorance of rap is good. I'm impressed by her ability to make silly statements too.

JapanAlex is a woman?
post #1047 of 1310
what people think of new Roots album?
post #1048 of 1310
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Originally Posted by misnomer View Post

Just here to laugh at dude saying Illmatic is a "cool" album but not that great (from page 57)
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Originally Posted by boogaboogabooga View Post

I thought it was great someone had the audacity (Or gall. JapanAlex, right?) to stand up to popular conception. I have seen many posters here and elsewhere exalt Illmatic to being THE greatest hip hop album of all time and then not have the rationale to even explain why they think that, let alone argue its placement in hip hop canon.

JapanAlex arguing about Illmatic wasn't the problem, just he would try to fight too many battles at once. Not only did he not like the Nas album, he didn't like Pac, he felt MIA was the best rap album of all time, etc. etc. It was hard to take his advice on mainstream hiphop because he was the furthest thing from mainstream hip hop.

And on a side note, he said gall, not gal (Bold, impudent behavior: "the gall to demand a fee". Thank you Google dicitionary). JapanAlex is a man, lol. Or at least to my knowledge nest.gif.
post #1049 of 1310
Iono for sure but it's opinions on music seem mighty fem.
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Originally Posted by jpeirpont View Post

yah.. making statment showing your complete ignorance of rap is good. I'm impressed by her ability to make silly statements too.

JapanAlex is a woman?
post #1050 of 1310
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Originally Posted by jpeirpont View Post

Iono for sure but it's opinions on music seem mighty fem.

rotflmao.gif

Good way to start the day.
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