The Hip-Hop Appreciation Thread Page 125

  • Page

    of 157 First / Last

  • elstoof 11 Jan 2013 09:22:03 8,325 posts
    Seen 1 hour ago
    Registered 9 years ago
    Hell hath no fury is some of the best work Pharell ever did, I was especially surprised because I'd always assumed Hugo was the actual talent.
  • smoothpete 11 Jan 2013 09:26:18 31,839 posts
    Seen 13 hours ago
    Registered 10 years ago
    Well Gangstarr is Dj Premier who is arguably the best producer ever
  • Deleted user 11 January 2013 09:27:45
    It's like going into a classical music thread and saying Mozart is good.
  • Deleted user 11 January 2013 09:32:21
    elstoof wrote:
    Hell hath no fury is some of the best work Pharell ever did, I was especially surprised because I'd always assumed Hugo was the actual talent.
    Well funny you should say that because apparently Hugo took more of a production lead on hell hath no fury.
  • Deleted user 11 January 2013 09:33:27
    Mos def twilight speedball also Hugo, beast of a track.
  • Blaketown 11 Jan 2013 09:33:33 4,955 posts
    Seen 15 hours ago
    Registered 7 years ago
    smoothpete wrote:
    I need a couple of mixtape download links please.
    Is this a general request for links?

    You'll love this:
    P. Blackk - Contemporary Nostalgia
    http://pblackk.bandcamp.com/album/contemporary-nostalgia

    This is really good:
    Wrecking Crew Presents Wu-Tang Pulp
    http://wreckingcrew.bandcamp.com/album/wrecking-crew-presents-wu-tang-pulp

    This is a bit different but I love it:
    Lushlife - No More Golden Days
    http://lushlifemedia.bandcamp.com/album/no-more-golden-days

    Brap, brap, old chap.

  • smoothpete 11 Jan 2013 09:34:26 31,839 posts
    Seen 13 hours ago
    Registered 10 years ago
    Thank you!
  • elstoof 11 Jan 2013 09:43:55 8,325 posts
    Seen 1 hour ago
    Registered 9 years ago
    Hugo wasn't involved at all on Hell Hath No Fury. Pharell did the lot, hence my surprise.
  • Blaketown 11 Jan 2013 09:57:36 4,955 posts
    Seen 15 hours ago
    Registered 7 years ago
    Right.

    I remember Hell Hath No Fury being dull as dishwater generic gangsta glamorising rap of the most tedious kind.

    I'm going to fire up Spotify and give it another go as I was much more of a fundamentalist at the time.

    Brap, brap, old chap.

  • elstoof 11 Jan 2013 10:00:20 8,325 posts
    Seen 1 hour ago
    Registered 9 years ago
    It's a drugs album, sure. Angry stuff though, not really glamourising
  • Blaketown 11 Jan 2013 10:06:47 4,955 posts
    Seen 15 hours ago
    Registered 7 years ago
    Nope, rapping still does nothing for me. You sell drugs do you? Please tell me more this is such an original concept. Please charmlessly tell me how much you are hustling/grinding and how much paper you are getting as I've never heard that sort of thing before either.

    The production is so simplistic. It's just looping up a really basic keyboard line. Don't get it. Each to his own though.

    Best thing about it was an advert for Desmond's (7:00pm on the Africa Channel by the way). Loved that show.

    To be fair it's not even the gangsta stuff that I dislike I don't think. I love this compilation of ignorant as fuck Southern Gangsta shit for instance but what it lacks in intelligence or originality it makes up for in humour and crusty bedroom-studio rawness. It feels authentic whereas that Clipse album couldn't be further from that.

    Edited by Blaketown at 10:14:27 11-01-2013

    Brap, brap, old chap.

  • elstoof 11 Jan 2013 10:16:08 8,325 posts
    Seen 1 hour ago
    Registered 9 years ago
    Yeah I never liked their brand of nasal rap but I do like the beats on that album a lot. Don't really pay attention to what "wisdom" they "spit" and I'm happy enough.
  • Deleted user 11 January 2013 10:17:21
    elstoof wrote:
    Hugo wasn't involved at all on Hell Hath No Fury. Pharell did the lot, hence my surprise.
    Article I read must have been wrong. I just looked at the inlay card from the album and it is all produced by the Neptunes. If it was just pharrell surely the credits for each song would just say pharrell.
  • smoothpete 11 Jan 2013 10:17:58 31,839 posts
    Seen 13 hours ago
    Registered 10 years ago
    Blaketown wrote:
    Please charmlessly tell me how much you are hustling/grinding and how much paper you are getting as I've never heard that sort of thing before either.
    I had to listen to Stuntin' Like My Daddy after you said that :)
  • Deleted user 11 January 2013 10:27:14
    Blaketown wrote:
    Nope, rapping still does nothing for me. You sell drugs do you? Please tell me more this is such an original concept. Please charmlessly tell me how much you are hustling/grinding and how much paper you are getting as I've never heard that sort of thing before either.

    The production is so simplistic. It's just looping up a really basic keyboard line. Don't get it. Each to his own though.

    Best thing about it was an advert for Desmond's (7:00pm on the Africa Channel by the way). Loved that show.

    To be fair it's not even the gangsta stuff that I dislike I don't think. I love this compilation of ignorant as fuck Southern Gangsta shit for instance but what it lacks in intelligence or originality it makes up for in humour and crusty bedroom-studio rawness. It feels authentic whereas that Clipse album couldn't be further from that.
    It is ignorant to just label clipse as just drug rap.

    With every line written, And all I have given
    Music's been nothing more than a self made prison
    I've taken inmate losses at the hands of this one
    My pen's been the poison to family and friendships
    Now is time to mend shit, Time to bring closure to
    The clear conscience of Pusha is long over due
    Thinking to myself, what could I be owing you?
    They only tell you great when they reminiscing over you
    Before I trouble T-Roy, It's just a D-Boy
    Let me play the role of a common on his B-Boy
    Speaking my truth in rhyme no matter how bland it is
    A heavy heart lighting that's just what my ransom is
    All apologies, I bear the cross I wear the blame
    We in the same group but I don't share my brothers pain
    Not to confuse, Our sentiment are all the same
    I just don't feel Nothing I'm Numb by the will to gain
    Same thing brought tears to innocence I turned away
    And didn't even flinch, Yuuch
    The music drove me crazy
    Looked up and lost the first bitch I ever wanted to have my babies
    Nowadays She can't even face me
    I'm sorry for the heartbreak I promised you forever my lady, Jodeci baby
    Pompus muthafucka! Just look what them jewels made me
    I'm only finding comfort in knowing you can't replace me
    What a thing to say! But what am I to do?
    I'm role playing a conscious nigga
    And true is true Cocaine aside
    All of the bloggers behoove
    My critics finally have a verse of mine to jerk off to.
  • Deleted user 11 January 2013 10:32:45
    I got a voodoo doll, every time I pin the verse,
    not only do they say they feel it but they say it hurts.
  • elstoof 11 Jan 2013 10:37:45 8,325 posts
    Seen 1 hour ago
    Registered 9 years ago
    You had me at hello.
  • Kay 11 Jan 2013 11:30:47 17,971 posts
    Seen 15 hours ago
    Registered 11 years ago
    Hell Hath No Fury is a modern classic imo. Yes, it's just gangsta-posturing coke rap, but very self-aware about it.

    I can understand people not liking the production, I didn't like it at first, but I think it's fantastic and what makes the album stand out. Ultra-minimalist beats and endlessly entertaining lyrics, good combination.
  • Deleted user 11 January 2013 11:41:22
    Agreed. Grows on you. I think all three clipse albums are pretty much 5/5 but hell hath no fury their masterpiece.

    I love pusha t - fear of god 2 but there are a few terrible tracks on it and it suffers from lack of Neptunes. Still it has monster tracks like amen, trouble on my mind, my god.
    I look toward to his full debut this year, could be classic if kanye puts his time and effort into the project also.

    Still I feel not much point in releasing decent rap anymore, it just doesn't sell. Even the most popular artists struggling to shift more than 100,000 firsts week where they would have sold 500,000 a few years ago. If you a average seller like styles p then forget it, gangster and a gentleman sold over one million ten years ago. His latest album, which is a great album and better than g n g, sold no more than 100,000 in total.
  • Kay 11 Jan 2013 11:48:03 17,971 posts
    Seen 15 hours ago
    Registered 11 years ago
    Not really a fan of their other albums tbh, too much party/R&B-style rap and they don't sound as good without Neptunes. HHNF was a one-off imo, everything came together just perfectly on that album.
  • Deleted user 11 January 2013 11:56:48
    Lol never though I would thought I would hear someone call out clipse as rnb party rap.

    Grinding, ego, comedy central, popular demand, door man, showing out etc.

    You must love some serious hardcore helmand province rap to call clipse rnb rap :)

    If you not at work search clipse feat jay z where you been on youtube, love that tune.

    Edited by Pepsipop at 11:58:38 11-01-2013
  • Blaketown 11 Jan 2013 11:59:54 4,955 posts
    Seen 15 hours ago
    Registered 7 years ago
    Listening to the new Zion I album, beast of a tune this:

    Brap, brap, old chap.

  • smoothpete 11 Jan 2013 12:04:52 31,839 posts
    Seen 13 hours ago
    Registered 10 years ago
    Blaketown wrote:
    Listening to the new Zion I album, beast of a tune this:
    Ooooo that is banging.. How is the rest of the album?
  • Blaketown 11 Jan 2013 12:09:09 4,955 posts
    Seen 15 hours ago
    Registered 7 years ago
    Not quite as banging.

    It's good but not as funky as their last album so I'm struggling to find it as instantly accessible.

    A few vids from it on youtube though so you can decide for yourself:

    We Dont Ft. The Grouch & Eligh
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wI0T32thsIw
    Re-Load
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5KYewTjOu6g
    Trapped Out ft. D.U.S.T. & Codany Holiday
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KgKG7MzPWe0

    Edited by Blaketown at 12:09:39 11-01-2013

    Brap, brap, old chap.

  • Deleted user 11 January 2013 12:09:23
    Blaketown wrote:
    Listening to the new Zion I album, beast of a tune this:
    Nice track, not sure about lyrics yet but that was first listen. Tight beat and video.
  • Danbojones 11 Jan 2013 12:12:50 419 posts
    Seen 1 week ago
    Registered 8 years ago
    Mild mannered Matt Martin, Editor in Chief of GamesIndustry International, pops up every now and then with a banging Hip Hop mix. Man's got taste.

    https://soundcloud.com/m_spitz
  • smoothpete 11 Jan 2013 12:13:52 31,839 posts
    Seen 13 hours ago
    Registered 10 years ago
    Blaketown wrote:
    Not quite as banging.

    It's good but not as funky as their last album so I'm struggling to find it as instantly accessible.

    A few vids from it on youtube though so you can decide for yourself:

    We Dont Ft. The Grouch & Eligh
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wI0T32thsIw
    Re-Load
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5KYewTjOu6g
    Trapped Out ft. D.U.S.T. & Codany Holiday
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KgKG7MzPWe0
    Found this which you may have already

    http://zionicrew.bandcamp.com/album/bomb-1st
  • smoothpete 11 Jan 2013 12:16:16 31,839 posts
    Seen 13 hours ago
    Registered 10 years ago
    Danbojones wrote:
    Mild mannered Matt Martin, Editor in Chief of GamesIndustry International, pops up every now and then with a banging Hip Hop mix. Man's got taste.

    https://soundcloud.com/m_spitz
    DL'ing, will report back with findings
  • Deleted user 11 January 2013 12:48:25
    Anyone going to NAS at o2? I tempted but two things making me hesitate, 38 and it is at o2.
  • Page

    of 157 First / Last

Log in or register to reply