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Official Rap & Hip Hop Thread

Discussion in 'Entertainment, Culture, and Sports' started by StanleyWingtip, Nov 16, 2017.

  1. StanleyWingtip

    StanleyWingtip Senior Member

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    Sup Folks. Felt inclined to start this thread after having a lengthy side conversation with @vexco in the Thrift Bragging thread. It was nice talking rap with someone from a different region than me so I thought I'd make a thread about it.

    The goal here is to share, learn and discuss what you feel is quality rap/hip hop. Whether it be your favorite songs, albums, artists, or artists being slept on/from your area, share whatever as long as it ain't trash. Debates encouraged just don't take it to a personal level is all i ask.


    I'll start by sharing some of my shiznit.

    Rap Groups: No particular order
    _beastie Boys
    Outkast
    Wu-Tang
    A Tribe Called quest
    Cypress hill
    Bonethugs

    Solo artists:
    Nas
    Redman
    Common
    GZA
    Snoop
    Slim shady
    hova

    Tough to do; but current top Albums: (Not necessarily in order)
    1. Illmatic -nas
    2. Slim Shady LP -Eminem
    3. Low end Theory -tribe
    4 Whut Thee Album -Redman
    5 Liquid Swords -GZA
    6 Reasonable doubt- jay z
    7 Lifestyles of the Poor & Dangerous- Big L
    8 36 Chambers- WU
    9 ATLiens-Outkast
    10 Doggystyle- Snoop
    11 resurrection- common
    12 Live.Love.ASAP


    Some new rappers I dig
    -ASAP MOB (Rocky and Ferg mostly (Rocky needs a new album soon)
    -Pro Era/ Joey Badass- 1999 is one of the best mixtapes I've ever listened to
    -Kendrick lamar - going back to the basics
    -Action Bronson - dude has hilarious bars
    - J.Cole- Speaks truth
    - 21 savage
    -Playboi carti
    -Waka Flocka- Hype music
    -2 Chainz- Profoundly unintelligent. entertaining.
    -Gucci Mane- great beats.


    Taking a leap of faith that theres more people on here who like rap so share your go to tracks, rappers, albums, or don't. whatever.

    One love.
     

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    Grumpy old man here :fu:. I sometimes watch Action Bronson's "That's F****n' Delicious" show on Vice. I worry for his health :eek2: My rap-hip hop tastes are almost non-existent, formed long ago in the mists of the past, but I can appreciate some Run-DMC, Sugar Hill Gang, Public Enemy, etc. My kidz listen to what I assume is kind of 'pop rap', although there is plenty of adult content: Ski Mask the Slump God, Kodak, Trippie Redd, Smoke Perp (I have no idea if these are spelled correctly). To tell the truth, I find most of their stuff to be bothersome noise, and cannot stand that autotune thing everyone uses.
     

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    StanleyWingtip Senior Member

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    What's up man. Great show. that channel as a whole is pretty interesting. Action; he lives like a king (Henry VIII Comes to mind), hopefully the next spinoff show of his has some physical activity involved.

    Solid OG picks there, they influenced most of the guys I put in my top 10, if they dig it i can dig it. I like Public enemy but haven't really dabbled in DMC or Sugar hill gang other than radio play type stuff.

    sounds like your kids are into the current scene. Only one i know from that list is Kodak. assuming the other guys are similar tho but i'll check them out.
    IMO theres a lot trash to sift through today. And mostly stuff you might put on to zone out. Throwaway rappers here for a minute then gone forever. The current state of affairs in rap is kinda sad, a select few have a unique sound/subject matter then if they catch their big break 100 other people immediately bite their style.
     

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    StanleyWingtip Senior Member

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    Not gonna be for everyone...but my current riff...[​IMG]

     

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    Nice calm music for applying fiebings to vintage shoes.
     

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    Lil Wayne finally back at it! Sounds like all of the syrr has left his head too.

     

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    Lil Wayne's stuff from the mid 2000's from 2006-2014'ish was pretty good. I remember listening to a lot of his stuff that he released or collaborated on during that time. I haven't kept up with him since.
     

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    Someone here knows Rejjie Snow, I recommend to hear his last album "Dear Annie".

    We can found lot of different influence in sounds, a mix between Tyler the Creator, Theophilus London and Serge Gainsbourg ("Mon Amour"). Really really nice artist.
     
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    @Texasmade same here. He was the end all be all of rap at that time IMO. Everything he spit was gold in those days. I got bored on youtube one night and thought id see what he was up to. After doing more research I'm not sure if that album i posted is recent.

    @Slin im gonna check your dude out, from what you say it sounds good.

    In the mean time: here's my current riff:

    IMO Redman is one of the best/most underrated rappers all time. type of guy that rappers give credit to, but listeners never check out.
     

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    J.Cole's KOD album is what id like to share with you guys. Unfortunately, everything on youtube seems to be a faux link-for views. IF you're on spotify/itunes highly recommend checking it out. Good to see "old heads" (early 2000's is now old head i guess, fuck me right) put the new generation in their place, he gets the job done. Smooth beats, new beats, same solid J Cole flow.

    The intro is reminiscent of midnight marauders by tribe. Thought provoking lyrics that will hopefully bring these Lil'/Young's up to the big table.
     

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