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post #931 of 1310
I think the thing that sucks about hip-hop is that most artists try to put out the same album over and over and over. I also feel like a lot of artists just try to conform and all do the same "sound".

Kanye, Lupe, Lil Wayne all have albums that sound pretty different from each other.

I think The Game, Little Brother and so many others get so dull because the sound never changes.
post #932 of 1310
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Originally Posted by Gingahbman View Post


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Watch the Throne
and Tha Carter IV are good, IMO. Problem is, when you compare them to My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy and Tha Carter III, respectively, they don't stand as tall...

(Most of the music poasted here, on the last two pages, has been mind-bogglingly shog[1].gif.)
post #933 of 1310
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Originally Posted by boogaboogabooga View Post


Well put. I wouldn't reduce everything to "entertainment", at least in the purest sense, but with everything else I agree. Also, I never got back to you about Lil Wayne. Basically, I thought about it a bit and you didn't seem like the type that misses a beat, so I'm guessing we just have a different sense of hip hop aesthetics, so I just dropped it. Should have got back to you but I doubt you were really anticipating it.

I mean obviously there is some level of personal connection, but it doesn't always have to be borne out of pain. I "connect" with Max B when he raps about driving expensive cars and having sex w/women in the most hilarious means possible, etc. Any music w/lyrics you listen to prob has some level of personal appeal.

And as far as Wayne I just don't think it's honest to talk about dude w/o making light of his glaring shortcomings. But you are prob right in that we just see things differently. However I just feel like anyone who has been following dude at all has had to at least take note of/acknowledge his unbridled abuse of similes/metaphors. There are many rappers who have abused them to about the same level who receive nothing but derision for it (see: Papoose); so the idea that Wayne should be praised for being another one trick pony just... befuddles me.
post #934 of 1310
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Originally Posted by driveslowk View Post

I think the thing that sucks about hip-hop is that most artists try to put out the same album over and over and over. I also feel like a lot of artists just try to conform and all do the same "sound".

Kanye, Lupe, Lil Wayne all have albums that sound pretty different from each other.

I think The Game, Little Brother and so many others get so dull because the sound never changes.

It's a catch 22....

Kanye is a real envelope pusher. I agree that Lupe has changed a bit since he started, but Lasers shows that change is not always for the better. And Wayne has been rapping the same for the past few years... C4 & S4TW might have been his most one dimensional performances to date.

Staying the same can be good if the music is good and the artist maintains a low volume of work. I think a huge part of hip hop's problem now is that artists feel obligated to drop 1,000 songs a year out of fear they will become irrelevant. Music should be a process, music should be a treat... it shouldn't be ubiquitous. When it is it's hard to make quality or evolve.
post #935 of 1310
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Originally Posted by Cool The Kid View Post

Staying the same can be good if the music is good and the artist maintains a low volume of work.

Dr. Dre's mission statement pretty much.
post #936 of 1310
So Miami is proving a fertile ground for rap concerts. Wanted to get your opinion on which ones to go to. Upcoming:

Ghostface, Raekwon doing Only Built pt. 1 and Mobb Deep doing Infamous - $40

Slick Rick - $40

Black Starr - $50

All of these are in September and I think I'm going to go to them all at this point. Probably alone, but who cares. Has anybody seen any of these live?
post #937 of 1310
Just produced + recorded this today

Arrangement isn't final

http://www.zshare.net/audio/94396221328e28b1/

I sang too
post #938 of 1310
post #939 of 1310
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Lol, the faces that Drake makes are too funny.

http://www.worldstarhiphop.com/videos/video.php?v=wshhY22sCPMQzPAD2emn
post #940 of 1310
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Originally Posted by Gorthaur Melwasul View Post

i listen to Tha Carter IV this week end.
It is a f*** shame for Lil Wayne. The guy is not on the best track of his own album: interlude and outro.
Plus his lyrics are weaker than ever. Seriously the song John is basically a carbon copy of Rick Ross old song.
Lil Wayne should seriously understand that an album is not a compilation of singles and remixes and featuring.
Concentrate on your own music before claming stupid thongs about being the best.
Tech9 raped your guts in 2 minutes...

Basically proving my ascertion that Rick Ross is the best rapper out. Rick Ross is particuliar important to people like who prefer street rap and came on late 80's and 90s rap. He is the last barrier against complete mainstream domination by the hipster and nerd rappers at this point.
post #941 of 1310
The new Das Racist is easily one of the best hip-hop albums this year!

IMO, Rick Ross is one of those annoying 'featuring' hip-hop artists, who won't go away!
post #942 of 1310
Birdman sucks, but he sure piles up the great beats for his albums. I can't stop listening to "Y.U. Mad."
post #943 of 1310
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Originally Posted by JapanAlex01 View Post

The new Das Racist is easily one of the best hip-hop albums this year!

IMO, Rick Ross is one of those annoying 'featuring' hip-hop artists, who won't go away!

Never understood the extreme hype with these dudes. Don't get me wrong they aren't bad, just don't get the super high praise. Must be a hipster thing.
post #944 of 1310
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Originally Posted by Rambo View Post

So Miami is proving a fertile ground for rap concerts. Wanted to get your opinion on which ones to go to. Upcoming:

Ghostface, Raekwon doing Only Built pt. 1 and Mobb Deep doing Infamous - $40

Slick Rick - $40

Black Starr - $50

All of these are in September and I think I'm going to go to them all at this point. Probably alone, but who cares. Has anybody seen any of these live?

I'm surprised nobody had an answer for this question. Personally, I'd see Ghostface, but I don't really watch rap concerts so this probably doesn't help you at all! Sorry :-/.

On a side note, maybe people could list the best live rap concert they've seen? It would be nice to know who is actually good in person.
post #945 of 1310
Saw both Lupe Fiasco and Black Star this weekend. Totally different shows so you can't compare them. Lupe was good but Black Star was dope. Lupe wouldn't come out for an encore but the crowd wasn't really helping the cause. After Black Star finished the album Mos Def mostly did stuff off The Ecstatic (which almost nobody knew) and Umi Says, Talib did Get By and Never Been in Love. I'll share the videos I took before my phone died at some point.
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