The Hip-Hop Thread

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  1. Omega-F

    Omega-F Well-Known Member

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    #1 Omega-F, Oct 25, 2010
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    Nas was full of sh*t. Hip-Hop ain´t dead yet. There has been a lot of good stuff this year like Eminem´s Recovery, Nas´ & Damian Marley´s Distant Relatives and Big Boi´s Sir Lucious Left Foot: The Son of Chico Dusty.

    Even better, the end of the year seems to end on a high note with stuff like Kid CuDi´s Man on the Moon 2, and Kanye West´s My Beatiful Dark Twisted Fantasy.

    So let´s discuss everything about the genre (everyone invited, except, of course, Soulja Boy Fans).

    To start the convo, here are the covers for Cudi´s and YeWe´s albums:

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    Awesome :D
     
  2. StarCraftIsGreat

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    RIP Eyedea. :( :( :( :(



    I can only build if I tear the walls down.
     
  3. B34$T

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    Haven't seen Cudi's cover yet. Looks sweet.

    Also Nas revoked his comment a few months ago.

    I'm just waiting for a few things for rap to be where it should be:

    Wayne to get some good stuff for C4 since IANAHB wasn't that great (except Bill Gates)
    West Coast needs to be repping again (R.E.D. Album needs to drop)
    Soulja Boi needs to stop rapping and stick to producing only.
    Waka Flacka just disappear
    And Detox to finally drop...
     
  4. natedogg213

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    Kid Cudi is garbage, his faux singing is wack. I tried to give this dude a chance but he doesn't do anything well. Weak voice, average flow, average lyrics. Dependent on production and the Kanye west connection.
     
  5. StarCraftIsGreat

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    Welcome to the radio.
     
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    And that means what now?
     
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    yes
    Chiddy bang!

     
  8. gatorsxrule

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    I listen to rock, but every now and then I'll hear an okay rap song that gets stuck in my head
     
  9. Runaway film = amazing

     
  10. Cilo

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    #10 Cilo, Oct 25, 2010
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    The best thing to happen to hip-hop was in 1999 and hasn't happened again since.



    "I roll schools, movin butt like I'm toilet tissue
    What is your issue? You over man, I don't miss you." Ha, timeless lyrics :D

    But then again I can't relate to all the vocoder/I'm hard/we at the club rap that's out today.
     
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    Can't wait to see what Wayne has in store for the C4. Even though IANAHB wasn't that bad.
     
  12. natedogg213

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    Kool Keith? C'mon now, that Black Elvis album was weak. Just because you can name an obscure song that nobody recognizes, doesn't' mean it is the "best thing to happen to hiphop." Hell, I can think of a better "experimental" album from the same year - MF Doom "Operation Doomsday."
     
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    Boo, Kid Cudi and Wayne suck,



    R.I.P
     
  15. Cilo

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    #15 Cilo, Oct 25, 2010
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    Operation Doomsday was good as well - Doomsday (the track) is a complete work of art, also like Rhymes Like Dimes and Who You Think I Am and I didn't think Black Elvis was weak -pretty much the last album I bought a hard copy of (hip hop wise).

    And Yes I think Kool Keith has been one of the best things to happen to hip-hop, probably one of the most under-appreciated mcs comparing to whats on mainstream radio.

    *going to listen to Doomsday now*

    Actually the only thing recently I've been slightly interested in is tabi Bonney and Girl Talk's rap mashes.

    Edit: God, this Sade sample on Doomsday is so f***ing smooth.
     
  16. natedogg213

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    Hell yeah, great album front to back. Unfortunately, I lost my copy. Back in 2004 I had 32 cds stolen out of my car and that was one of them. ****ing heartbreaking...I might have to follow your lead and listen to it. Favorite tracks are "Operation Greenbacks" "?" and "Doomsday." I think I might mix it with some Cannibal Ox Cold Vein :)
     
  17. Omega-F

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    Kid CuDi wack? Hmmm, no. Yes, dude has some songs that are very WTF is this-ish, but he´s very talented. There´s a lot of quality material on the original Man on the Moon. Songs like Soundtrack 2 My Life and Heart of a Lion are excellent. Oh, and the production on his songs tend to be fantastic. He´s also a good singer unlike other rappers.

    It does take a while to appreciate him though. His latest stuff like REVOFEV are really weird, but it grows on you. Very exc¡ted to see what he has to offer for the sequel of his debut album.
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    Right now I´m listening to Nas´ God´s Son. Man, what a great album (I like it probably even more than Illmatic)
     
  18. Omega-F

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    Oh, Eminem was declared the ¨hottest MC 2010 edition¨ by MTV. Somewhat surprising since Em didn´t even make it to the top 10 last year. But since Recovery was fantastic and a monster in sales, he deserved it.

    http://www.mtv.com/news/articles/1650705/20101024/eminem.jhtml

    The rest of the list is kinda lol-worthy though.
     
  19. natedogg213

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    God's Son was solid, I would rank it 4th best. BTW, if you haven't heard Lost Tapes, do so. I remember just being blown away when I heard it. A lot of the songs were toss outs from "I am" and "Nastradamus" which is funny because those were some weak ass albums.

    Rank
    1. Stillmatic
    2. Illmatic
    3. Lost Tapes
    4. God's Son
     
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    As for Kid Cudi, I just don't feel him. Him and Drake just irritate me. They really are not good emcees, and their singing, especially when auto-tuned is like nails on a chalkboard to me. Some of my favorite albums from the last few years:

    Q Tip - The Renaissance
    Cunninlynguists - Dirty Acres
    Clipse - Hell Hath No Fury
    Skyzoo - The Salvation
    Raekwon - OB4CLII
    Nas and Damien Marley album
     

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