Hip Hop Appreciation Thread

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

  1. Naughty Chord

    Naughty Chord Hole in my Socrates

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    I like that. :cheers:

    The lyrics remind me of Tribe's "Phony rappers who do not write/Phony rappers who do not excite".
     
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  2. Naughty Chord

    Naughty Chord Hole in my Socrates

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    Check out D'Angelo & Q-Tip bringing the dirty funk on this unreleased track (Ghetto Music). Not specifically rap but it is specifically hip hop.

    D'angelo - Ghetto music ft. Q-tip »
     
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  3. LavidDange

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  4. JohnnyQuest

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  5. Naughty Chord

    Naughty Chord Hole in my Socrates

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    Nice! You're 100% correct, I do love this. What a great summer anthem. I don't know how he does it but everything .Paak touches turns to gold.

    I've got huge anticipation for his upcoming NxWorries album.

    Love love love the new avatar by the way.
     
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  6. jiffypopinski

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    Anyone remember 3rd Bass?



    Been digging into my old school stack lately and spinning EPMD, Black Sheep, Slick Rick, De La Soul, BDP and these guys. Keep your eyes peeled at 2:47 for Zev Love X (aka MF Doom) when he was with KMD. :)
     
  7. JohnnyQuest

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    Enjoy the music video, fellas!
     
  8. tmwlng

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    This album is so, so good...

     
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  9. tmwlng

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    This is a cool song.
     
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  10. Masta Ace has always been so underrated. His stuff from the 90s is criminally overlooked.
     
  11. tmwlng

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    I don't know if availability has anything to do with it... Disposable Arts is quite expensive these days, the CD. Still doesn't change the fact that Masta Ace really has it... From Take a Look Around through pretty much anything by Masta Ace Incorporated, it still holds up very well. He's got a new album out... Haven't heard it yet but we've got a copy down at the shop. Nobody's probably going to buy it over here... But we just got to have it. If not only to listen to it. So happy he's still around and making music.
     
  12. mantis4tons

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    It's shaping up to be a pretty good year for new hip hop albums. I can't stop listening to Young Thug's Slime Season Vol 3 and YG's Still Brazy, plus that Kendrick unreleased album that came out earlier in the year, Schoolboy Q's latest, the Chance mixtape, Kanye's latest, and the various albums/mixtapes coming out from Chance-associated artists: Joey Purp, Noname, Jamila Woods, theMIND... there's a lot to explore in 2016!
     
  13. Complier

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    Earl Sweatshirt's latest, "I Don't Like S***, I Don't Go Outside" is in my top 5 releases of 2016
     
  14. scotth

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    Came out in March 2015 FYI.
     
  15. Complier

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    I just discovered it. Thought it came out this year.

    Still a fantastic album.
     
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  16. WorldB3

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    For you old school backpackers hip hop hippies (of just middle aged dudes like me) this Friday Aug 25th KEXP is doing 12 hours of programming to honor De La Soul's 3 Feet High And Rising. Last year when they did the same thing for Paul's Boutique it was some of the best radio programming I had ever heard. Stream it here:

    KEXP Goes 3 Feet High and Rising »

    "Consistently ranked among the greatest albums of all time, 3 Feet High and Rising ushered in a new era of positivity and creativity in the emerging explosion of hip hop, and is seen as the forerunner for alternative hip hop of the 1990s.

    With a deep and varied stable of samples from such diverse artists as Johnny Cash, The Turtles, Hall & Oates, Funkadelic, and James Brown, 3 Feet High and Rising draws on many musical greats. KEXP will explore all of those samples and influences in depth, exploding the album out over a 12 hour period."
     
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  17. Machiventa

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    It's pretty good IMO. Check it out if you haven't.

    DITC also recently released a new album that's worth checking out. It's even got Fat Joe on it and he sounds decent, even though I'm not a fan of his.
    Here's an album sampler:

    DITC STUDIOS ALBUM • Deluxe Edition x2CD • ORDER NOW! »
     
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  18. jiffypopinski

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    LOVE this album! Haven't played it in a couple years but it still stands up as a great debut.

     
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  19. jiffypopinski

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    Really diggin' the new Dälek right now and I'm happy they've continued their Public Enemy meets My Bloody Valentine sound. I just wish it was longer than 38 minutes.... it's over waaaay too soon! It's definitely one of my favorites for 2016.

     
  20. roughdiamondnickel

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    Nice to see a thread like this. Tonight I have been exploring an artist named Vanilla out of the UK. This album is influenced by 60s soul, and is generally an instrumental-ish soul/hip-hop album with funk flourishes. Made up of samples and really mellow sounding.

     
  21. Dayfold

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    Speaking of UK hip hop, I went to see Lowkey in Leeds on Friday. It's great that he's back after a long absence and crazy to hear a crowd of a few hundred people singing along word for word to this:

    If you've never seen Lowkey's Fire in the Booth, you rap fans are in for a treat:
    Lowkey - Fire in the Booth (1XTRA) »
     
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  22. tmwlng

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    Just got back from a Digable Planets concert. The fact that they managed to come here, to this town - I consider myself very lucky. This type of hip hop hasn't been around here for a long time. This was my first hip hop show. They had a live band which kicked ass. It was very funky, to me it combined all the coolest aspects of hip hop, jazz and R&B. Just a really chill kind of vibe, not that many people in the audience at all but everybody had a party. The group was up for it, well prepared. Super slick! Great night.
     
  23. scotth

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    Also caught them this year, amazing show! Highly recommended.
     
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  24. Scopitone

    Scopitone Wanna be Archtop when I grow up

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    Now streaming on spotify:

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  25. Rolltide

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    Underrated album. West coast lyrics over east coast beats. I honestly think we spend too much time talking about NWA, a group whose only good album Ice Cube deserves most of the credit for, and not enough time talking about his solo career.
     
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