Hip Hop Appreciation Thread

Discussion in 'Music Corner' started by FunBrownSugar, Nov 2, 2013.

  1. FunBrownSugar

    FunBrownSugar Member Thread Starter

    Location:
    Miami, FL
    So yeah, this is just for discussing and sharing hip hop but we can talk about any specific aspects of it as well.

    And please don't refer to it as rap. Rapping is a specific type of vocal delivery, not a genre of music.

    I already saw a thread dedicated to hip hop but it's been dead for several years now. I think it's mainly preferred on these forums to just start a new thread rather than reviving one that's been dead for that long.

    Here, have some Shabazz Palaces.
     
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  2. nbakid2000

    nbakid2000 On Indie's Cutting Edge

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    Springfield, MO
    This straddles indie and hip-hop:

     
  3. wolfram

    wolfram Slave to the rhythm

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    Berlin, Germany
    Here's one of my favourites from the 90s, The Disposable Heroes Of Hiphoprisy's "Famous & Dandy (like Amos'n'Andy)" (the video is not the official one, don't think there is one).

     
  4. dogpile

    dogpile Forum Resident

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    YYZ - Canada
    Yeaahhh boyyy!!!

    I don't even know where to begin. The music is so vast with numerous sub-genres and spans the whole globe.

    My only comment at this time is this... I only wished that the mastering on vinyl releases were better. Most of the hip hop vinyl I own is not very good but I suppose there are several reasons for that.
     
  5. mesaboogie

    mesaboogie Well-Known Member

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    USA
    The last Talib Kweli album sounded fine on vinyl. Too bad the music was boring and did nothing for me.
     
  6. mantis4tons

    mantis4tons Forum Resident

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    Denver, CO, USA
    I'm really liking the new Jonwayne album, Rap Album One.

    It's on Stones Throw, so you know it's quality.

     
  7. Campbell Saddler

    Campbell Saddler Forum Resident

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    Central Valley, CA
    For Those More Informed Than I Am, would Schoolboy Q' & Kendrick Lamar's "Collard Greens" be an example of today's mainstream hip hop?

     
  8. Campbell Saddler

    Campbell Saddler Forum Resident

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    Central Valley, CA
    In the meantime, a nod to The Roots--a great bridge between old and new, hip-hop and R&B: "Complexity" with Jill Scott

     
  9. Front 242 Addict

    Front 242 Addict Forum Resident

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    This song blow me away the first time I heard him and remained big favorite until today,
    This song has amazing flow and the Reverb on the sounds and on the vocal adds so much to the atmosphere of the song.
    Eric b and Rakim were amazing artists , I love all their albums/


    Eric B. & Rakim - My Melody

     
  10. Aris

    Aris Forum Resident

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    Portugal
    Correct... Rap is one of the pillars of the Hip Hop.
    Rap means Rhyme and Poetry but in a quick way that precedes the music.
    I understand your idea but you must recognize the pioneers and the golden generation.
    Without them we had nothing... thus we have a future.
     
  11. mikemoon

    mikemoon Forum Resident

    Location:
    Atlanta, GA
    Need more of this around here, one of my favorite genres of music.
     
  12. George P

    George P Forum Resident

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    NYC
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    This intelligent, culturally aware album/cassette ignited my interest in Rap/Hip Hop. Actually, that's not entirely true, it was Grandmaster Flash's White Lines and The Message. I heard those songs blasting out of radios in my neighborhood and even at the roller skating rinks every Sunday. Later, I got into BDP, Public Enemy and Consolidated. I loved how all of these guys used the genre to get an urgent message across, one that was much more concerned with inspiring change than in big cars. In another thread, it came up that Run DMCs best album was Raising Hell, but to me, this one is their best and their most important.
     
  13. Aris

    Aris Forum Resident

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    Portugal
    So do I.
     
  14. George P

    George P Forum Resident

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    NYC
    Disposable Heroes were great! Remember MC 900 Foot Jesus?

     
  15. wolfram

    wolfram Slave to the rhythm

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    Berlin, Germany
    I must admit, I kinda missed them back then. But they've been mentioned recently in another thread and I thought I should check them out. It's the kind of Hip Hop I really like, fast and funky. It's what I miss the most in the current Hip Hop I hear.
     
  16. wolfram

    wolfram Slave to the rhythm

    Location:
    Berlin, Germany
    Ah, I loved Consolidated back then, especially "Play More Music", what a ride. I even saw them live once.
     
  17. wolfram

    wolfram Slave to the rhythm

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    Berlin, Germany
    Talking about funky Hip Hop, as usual I'll have to mention MC Solaar.

     
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  18. wolfram

    wolfram Slave to the rhythm

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    Berlin, Germany
    One more...

     
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  19. wolfram

    wolfram Slave to the rhythm

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    Berlin, Germany
    Last one, I promise. :)

     
  20. George P

    George P Forum Resident

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    NYC
    Me too! Great band!
     
  21. Front 242 Addict

    Front 242 Addict Forum Resident

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    Tel Aviv ,Israel
    If you like Consolidated you might like this band, P.O.W.E.R was a band from Canada and had only 1 full album / cd (1994)
    and 2 EP'S, I got them few years ago at second hand cd store in my country and I really like their music.

    p.o.w.e.r legally insane

     
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  22. Aris

    Aris Forum Resident

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    Portugal
    Consolidated, I did not know this band. Political activism, human rights, dangers of capitalism... very good I want this band albuns.
    But I have the British version: Marxman -- 33 Revolutions Per Minute.
     
  23. George P

    George P Forum Resident

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    NYC
    They describe themselves as "the hardest, liberal, vegetarian, pro-choice, lesbian- and gay-supporting motherf___ers from San Francisco."
     
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  24. Aris

    Aris Forum Resident

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    Portugal
    In complete conflit with the Hip Hop's stereotypes... great.
    Just missing women's rights, that scene always bothered me, bitchez here and there... very rude.
     
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  25. Campbell Saddler

    Campbell Saddler Forum Resident

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    Central Valley, CA
    It was refreshing to hear Gang Starr's "Step In The Arena" used on ESPN2's Firstake program a while back...

     

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