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post #5956 of 13804
There's a horribly titled hip hop thread already, for anyone interested.

http://www.styleforum.net/t/212029/all-things-hippity-and-hoppity/0_10

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Originally Posted by indesertum View Post

I thought the run the jewels started in 2013ish

I hate these backpack type fake rap lovers that talk about how shit rap is nowadays compared to the 90s. Rap is still alive. Tons of crazy good stuff out there. Even the OGs are still around making music. You haven't even bothered to look. You just see Migos and Drake on TV and think "see. All rap is shit now"

I think the "problem" is that mainstream hip hop in the 90's was stuff like Tribe, Public Enemy, Common, De La Soul, Biggie, Pax etc., where now it's trap rap and pop music with rap over it.

If NWA had come out today, no-one would have given a fuck, as its like everything else.
post #5957 of 13804
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Originally Posted by ericleavitt View Post

Anyone have an opinion on N. Hoolywood?

I love N Hoolywood but their sizing is a bit weird (probably because I'm tall and white). Their knits are great especially.
post #5958 of 13804
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Originally Posted by accordion View Post

weird blogosphere era amalgamations of everything that's supposed to be cool

isnt this everyone and everything tho
post #5959 of 13804
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Originally Posted by dieworkwear View Post

I actually think hip hop fashion is way more interesting now than it was in the late 90s. Early 90s was maybe a different story.

Agree with Rage above -- hip hop has always had a ton of brand whoring.

The biggest difference is that, in prior to the mid-90s or so, you had kids taking labels that were never meant for them and appropriating the stuff for different purposes. Polo was never meant for poor Black and Latino kids in inner cities. It was meant for middle- to upper middle class white kids (generally speaking). Taking Polo and turning it into a streetwear brand was kind of special -- same story with Nautica, Adidas, Tommy Hill, etc.

Then starting in like 93 or so, you had the creation of streetwear brands specifically targeted at hip hop listeners. So Echo, Triple Five Soul, Conart, Staple, Charizmatik, etc. It was kind of cool to see clothes come out of that culture, but there was also something lost -- the kind of creativity needed to reinterpret clothes. Ads started coming out with graffiti in the backgroiund or whatever. Basically companies saying "we designed this for you, and this is how you should wear it." By the late 90s, massive corporations got into the game. It wasn't even about streetwear guys making clothes for other streetwear guys. It was just about huge corporate boardrooms figuring out how they could control this market.

Now it's back to appropriation. Margiela, Rick Owens, Raf, etc. Basically kids taking clothes that aren't specifically meant for them and turning it into their thing.

Couldn't disagree with this more and my point still stands because I'm talking about the 80s.

Just because these clowns are wearing margiela and rick means absolutely nothing.
Edited by jet - 12/19/15 at 8:01am
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Originally Posted by diniro View Post

Rap is still great.

Kendrick
Danny Brown
Earl
Ka/Dr Yen Lo
Travis Scott
Vince Staples
ASAP Rocky

Vince had one of the best albums of 2015, rap or otherwise
post #5961 of 13804
Yeah man, Clams Casino and No ID beats got me going wow.gif

No ID still going hard after 20+ years.

"No ID from the city with a beach on 31st/ makin all butt crews disperse"
post #5962 of 13804
I like Del....
post #5963 of 13804
Uk Grime > contemporary US rap.


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post #5964 of 13804
nah I like Grimes, but US rap in general is in a real good place right now.

I love Del, too. Catch a Bad One is one my of favorites. He's Ice Cube's cousin (most of his fans already know this).

I lost about 10,000 songs of rare/older shit when my laptop got burgled awhile back. Slowly reupping so I appreciate all the name drops.
post #5965 of 13804
UK rap has always been great, some of my favorites ever are British (Jehst, Task Force, Klashnekoff, Lowkey, Kyza, Usmaan, YunGun, wordsmith blah blah) but I never really got into grime.
I have 5 suitcases of rap CDs and vinyl sitting in my basement that I need to deal with. Every time my parents come and visit from Australia they bring a suitcase over. I have no idea what's even there but there are some rarities.
Diniro, I like your Wu coffee table.
post #5966 of 13804
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Originally Posted by Find Finn View Post

Uk Grime > contemporary US rap.


Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)

I saw a preview on SF talking about UK rap and came to post that last video

Instead I'll post this one

Some of her bars are too generic/cliche/try hard but in general some real gems in her stuff


I been listening to a lot of Asian rap. Keith Ape and Kohh. I also really like this dude named Black Nut. Some really clever puns even though his whole projected image is brokeass pervert beta male
post #5967 of 13804
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Originally Posted by indesertum View Post


I been listening to a lot of Asian rap. Keith Ape and Kohh. I also really like this dude named Black Nut. Some really clever puns even though his whole projected image is brokeass pervert beta male

Don't forget Okasian :fonz:

post #5968 of 13804
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Originally Posted by diniro View Post

nah I like Grimes, but US rap in general is in a real good place right now.

I love Del, too. Catch a Bad One is one my of favorites. He's Ice Cube's cousin (most of his fans already know this).

I lost about 10,000 songs of rare/older shit when my laptop got burgled awhile back. Slowly reupping so I appreciate all the name drops.


I saw Hieroglyphics with Del and Casual in Milwaukee about a million years ago (maybe 1999?)...still one of my favorite shows I've been to. 

 

"93 to Infinity" and "I Wish My Brother George Was Here" are still so great. Oh, and Casual's "Fear Itself". Wow. 

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100% style inspiration:
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Man, I love Grime but also tend to think it's pretty terrible/underdeveloped at the same time.  Most artists' rhyme schemes tend to be too straightforward, and the content really generic.  Still a lot of fun though.

 

 

 

 

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