The Hip-Hop Appreciation Thread

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  • Beats 12 Feb 2007 17:29:58 303 posts
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    I see there's a metal appreciation thread about, so I thought I'd start up a hip hop one.

    I personally prefer early 90's hip hop. Stuff like Cypress Hill, A Tribe Called Quest, Gangstarr, Nasty Nas (now just "Nas"), Death Row Records (Snoop, Dre, Dogg Pound), Erick B & Rakim, Public Enemy.
    I also like hip hop around the 2001-era, like Ludacris, Outkast, Snoop Dogg, Wu Tang.

    I've not listened to much recent stuff but I do try and go to concerts as much as possible. I've seen so many artists over the years.

    So what sort of hip hop do you prefer.?
  • kalel 12 Feb 2007 17:31:54 86,337 posts
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    I like good hip hop from any era :)

    These days I generally only listen to classic stuff, weird anti hip hop hip hop, and UK stuff.
  • caligari 12 Feb 2007 17:32:29 16,989 posts
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    Beastie Boys and Public Enemy are great...as were NWA.

    Now it's all a bit...poop.
  • Hunam 12 Feb 2007 17:32:52 20,674 posts
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    Trip Hop or no Hop!
  • smoothpete 12 Feb 2007 17:33:05 31,332 posts
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    I've been on the verge of creating this thread for about a year now :)

    I'm off home just now but will join in tomorrow. I do love hiphop. Think I might listen to some Jeru on the way home
  • JuanKerr 12 Feb 2007 17:33:14 36,197 posts
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    I'm very similar to you Beats - I love the 90s stuff like the Chronic, Doggystyle, Black Sunday, NWA, Eazy E, etc, but really don't like the new stuff. I find it tedious and self-indulgent.

    Edited by JuanKerr at 17:33:42 12-02-2007
  • Dirtbox 12 Feb 2007 17:35:12 77,467 posts
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    The most recent stuff that I've bothered with is Blackalicious, RZA or Gangstar. Everything else is a bit plop.

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  • morriss 12 Feb 2007 17:35:50 70,911 posts
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    Me likes Mos Def.
  • Jeepers 12 Feb 2007 17:36:15 13,173 posts
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    I'm going to pimp this again because it's aces.
  • Toonster 12 Feb 2007 17:38:08 6,835 posts
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    There are a few hip-hop artists I like, such as Snoop Dogg, RJD2, Outkast... I even like a bit of Eminem because he doesn't take himself seriously and doesn't see himself as some pimp.

    Apart from that, hip-hop has gone down the fucking toilet. Rappers talking about how they get a lot of money, bang lots of hot women, repetitive lyrics. The only thing that can save these songs is a decent rhythm/melody, which almost none of them have.

    However, hip-hop does allow for 'grinding', a dance that I enjoy immensely (basically a girl wiggling her arse against your crotch)

    edit: and Beastie Boys ftuw!

    Edited by Toonster at 17:39:28 12-02-2007

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  • jellyhead 12 Feb 2007 17:39:45 24,350 posts
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    Love lots of hip-hop that will innevitably be mentioned here which shocks people when they see me as i look more indie/industrial. i've been listening to loads of Immortal Technique, Sole and RJD2 lately but i suspect they're more Rap than Hip Hop.

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  • Kay 12 Feb 2007 17:45:40 17,761 posts
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    Apathy, Lupe Fiasco and The Roots are the most recent albums I've been listening to. All pretty good.

    K
  • kalel 12 Feb 2007 17:48:33 86,337 posts
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    Toonster wrote:
    Apart from that, hip-hop has gone down the fucking toilet. Rappers talking about how they get a lot of money, bang lots of hot women, repetitive lyrics. The only thing that can save these songs is a decent rhythm/melody, which almost none of them have.

    Please don't talk about mainstream MTV commercial Hip Hop as if that were the only thing that existed. It makes me cry.
  • StixxUK 12 Feb 2007 17:59:20 7,230 posts
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    I like Edan, People Under the Stairs, Dilated Peoples, the Roots, Ugly Duckling, Roots Manuva, Braintax, MF Doom...
  • Razz 12 Feb 2007 18:04:07 60,765 posts
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    Been listening to a lot of The Infamous, Moob Deep and Liquid Swords, Genius (GZA) lately. It's shame Mobb Deep is so commercialised now after joining 50 Cent :'( But they had a good run. Genius need to get off his fat arse. :)

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  • generica 12 Feb 2007 18:10:30 4,273 posts
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    According to my ipod collection the only hip-hop I have is Dizzee Rascal, NERD and Jurassic 5.

    Edited by generica at 18:21:32 12-02-2007
  • Razz 12 Feb 2007 18:17:39 60,765 posts
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    Good for you...


    /two thumbs up

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  • Syrette 12 Feb 2007 18:18:08 43,063 posts
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    Rap is probably my favourite genre of music overall. Big fan of past and present acts such as People Under the Stairs, The Roots, Tech N9ne, Yukmouth, Gang Starr, Black Sheep, Swollen Members, Big Pun, Bone Thugs, Jurassic 5, Jedi Mind Tricks, Non Phixion, Charizma, Nas, Dead Prez, ATCQ, The Pharcyde, Digable Planets, and many many more.



    Oh and Hip-hop is an urban culture that incorporates rap music (MCs, DJs etc), graffiti, breakdancing and many other elements.

    Rap music is just the prominent musical genre in said culture.

    Sorry, just the mistake annoys me.

    Edited by foreverafternothing at 18:18:52 12-02-2007

  • heyyo 12 Feb 2007 18:19:04 14,374 posts
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    Liking Plan B at the moment;

    www.myspace.com/time4planb
  • kalel 12 Feb 2007 18:25:11 86,337 posts
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    foreverafternothing wrote:
    Rap is probably my favourite genre of music overall. Big fan of past and present acts such as People Under the Stairs, The Roots, Tech N9ne, Yukmouth, Gang Starr, Black Sheep, Swollen Members, Big Pun, Bone Thugs, Jurassic 5, Jedi Mind Tricks, Non Phixion, Charizma, Nas, Dead Prez, ATCQ, The Pharcyde, Digable Planets, and many many more.



    Oh and Hip-hop is an urban culture that incorporates rap music (MCs, DJs etc), graffiti, breakdancing and many other elements.

    Rap music is just the prominent musical genre in said culture.

    Sorry, just the mistake annoys me.

    Edited by foreverafternothing at 18:18:52 12-02-2007

    It's not a mistake. There are lots of types of music that fall under the broader hip hop term, including rap. To describe any of the above artists as "Hip Hop' is as correct as calling a piece of Drum n Bass "Dance" or something.
  • richardiox 12 Feb 2007 18:26:43 5,541 posts
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    The new braintax record "Panorama" is good. Also listening to lots of Papoose and aiting to get the new Klashnekoff.
  • Toonster 12 Feb 2007 18:42:48 6,835 posts
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    kalel wrote:
    Toonster wrote:
    Apart from that, hip-hop has gone down the fucking toilet. Rappers talking about how they get a lot of money, bang lots of hot women, repetitive lyrics. The only thing that can save these songs is a decent rhythm/melody, which almost none of them have.

    Please don't talk about mainstream MTV commercial Hip Hop as if that were the only thing that existed. It makes me cry.
    unfortunately, since I'm living in the states, it's pretty much the only kind of hip-hop that I hear, MTV or not (and even if it isn't mainstream). It's sad that it makes up such a big part American culture and tbh, it makes other people my age less open to other genres of music. I could be talking bollocks, but for now, this is what I've seen so far.

    Edited by Toonster at 18:43:29 12-02-2007

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  • kissthestick 25 Mar 2007 07:55:38 1,003 posts
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    the new timbaland album leaked, its pretty good, covers a wide range of genres. :)

  • PES_Fanboy 25 Mar 2007 08:12:16 13,472 posts
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    I like the lighter side of hip hop, and by that I mean no gangbanging, people that have stories to tell or at least a positive image.

    Digable Planets, Jurassic 5, The Roots, Dilated Peoples, Ozomatli...even early Black Eyed Peas (before they had a Mousekateer).
  • StixxUK 25 Mar 2007 10:17:16 7,230 posts
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    New Braintax eh, I liked Biro Funk, will give this a listen.

    Also lately on the machine: Blackalicious: The Craft, Dilated Peoples: Expansion Team, DJ Format: Music for the Mature B-Boy, Ultramagnetic MCs: Critical Beatdown, Jehst: Falling Down.

    I go through phases of listening to loads of hip hop then loads of something else :p
  • Xerx3s 25 Mar 2007 10:33:31 23,944 posts
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    caligari wrote:
    Beastie Boys and Public Enemy are great...as were NWA.

    Now it's all a bit...poop.

    truth. ;_;
  • MythManiac 2 Apr 2007 11:09:36 35 posts
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    Hip Hop is my favourite genre. The sound is laid back, the bass is nice, and the skill rappers have in using their words is amazing.

    Now, saying that, I prefer rappers with good lyricism. Rakim, KRS-One, Nas, Eminem, Big Pun, Big L, The Notorious B.I.G. immediately pop up in my mind.

    Hip Hop at the moment though is rather dead at the moment, since most people prefer bragging and sexist raps. Makes you miss the 90s, when some rappers weren't dead yet. =/
  • The_Aardvark 2 Apr 2007 11:12:07 3,063 posts
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    Just spotted this on a blog:

    New track by Timbaland feat. M.I.A.!

    Had a quick listen at work, and I think this is pretty awesome - not quite as good as her album though.
  • heyyo 2 Apr 2007 11:17:28 14,374 posts
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    oooh M.I.A, used to listen to her a lot but then her voice started to grate.
  • Load_2.0 2 Apr 2007 11:20:44 18,891 posts
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    Three 6 Mafia is pretty tasty stuff and I like 90% of the stuff Jay Z turns out.

    It is perhaps at this point I should add that I also downloaded Hillary Duffs album as well.
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