The Hip-Hop Appreciation Thread Page 139

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  • smoothpete 29 Jul 2013 16:32:09 31,262 posts
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    Not dead but certainly not doing very well. It went grime, then dubstep, and sort of stayed there. Is Suspect Packages still going?
  • smoothpete 29 Jul 2013 16:38:53 31,262 posts
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    Listen to Suspect Packages top 10 snippets thing, some bangers in there. Not dead after all. Maybe just more niche now than ever.
  • smoothpete 30 Jul 2013 10:31:31 31,262 posts
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    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LMFojR_JGjE
  • Blaketown 30 Jul 2013 12:29:47 4,632 posts
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    It's certainly slowed down a bit. Only heard a couple of really good UK Hip Hop releases this year.

    New Mouse Outfit:
    http://themouseoutfit.bandcamp.com/album/escape-music

    This Dizraeli & The Small Gods record is one of my favourites of the year in any genre though:
    http://music.dizraeli.com/

    Edited by Blaketown at 12:30:12 30-07-2013

    Brap, brap, old chap.

  • Blaketown 30 Jul 2013 12:36:05 4,632 posts
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    Edited by Blaketown at 12:36:39 30-07-2013

    Brap, brap, old chap.

  • kalel 30 Jul 2013 12:53:50 85,928 posts
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    Just picked up both of your recommendations. Will report back.

    I notice the Tim Westwood being dumped by Radio 1 thing went by without mention here. Always had mixed feelings on the guy. He provided the soundtrack to much of my misspent youth, and is responsible for putting Hip Hop into the UK consciousness to a large extent.

    By a similar token though, he is more responsible than anyone else for UK Hip Hop never taking off. When it was at its peak in the late 90s he completely ignored it, and instead kept on sucking the dicks of the US artists who at that point were putting out absolute shit - Ja Rule, DMX etc.

    What's happened with the Grime scene since then just shows what can happen with proper radio support, and in fact that's been his downfall. The DJs that have come up through 1 Extra have killed him. And probably rightfully so.

    Still. credit where it's due.
  • Blaketown 30 Jul 2013 13:09:30 4,632 posts
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    Didn't even know he'd been dropped.

    He'd been an irrelevance for such a long time, for exactly the reasons you give, that it wasn't even on my radar.

    Still he was an important figure at one point (late 80s / early 90s) so fair play to him for that.

    Brap, brap, old chap.

  • figgis 30 Jul 2013 13:43:02 7,383 posts
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    Triggers off explosions and gunfire soundboard for three hours in respect
  • imamazed 30 Jul 2013 14:04:29 5,517 posts
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    I actually hosted a little party for him on saturday with my mates. Or at least I held an unrelated party, then when I heard the news I dedicated it to the big dawg, out of respect.

    If I'm honest, I'm not a big UK Hip Hop fan anyway, but he was much better to listen to that most DJs on 1xtra.
  • kalel 30 Jul 2013 15:17:19 85,928 posts
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    It's his fault you don't like UK Hip Hop :)

    The thing is, UK Hip Hop is as varied as US, so I just don't accept that it's possible to broadly not like it. Plus, if you're from the UK, I think you're that much more likely to to love it if you really gave it a chance. It's nice to be able to actually relate to the things they rap about.

    At one point, the UK scene was stupidly over-brimming with talent, and it was as it happens (and probably because) the US scene at that same stage was shit. There really was an opportunity for UK Hip Hop to become massive, and big old Tim Dawg just didn't "represent" sadly. It's a shame, as it's had longterm repercussions, and it really saddens me to see the likes of Tinnie Tempah and Prof Green become household names, while Rodney P and co are still scraping by.
  • smoothpete 30 Jul 2013 15:21:34 31,262 posts
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    Well I for one can't wait for Radio 2 to offer him a show. That would be amazing.

    I wonder if Radio 6 would actually offer him something hiphop related if he toned down the explosions and barking dog sounds? That could be quite cool.
  • imamazed 30 Jul 2013 15:22:29 5,517 posts
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    As long as he's still allowed to say "exactly" and "going in" 1,000 times a show I'm in.
  • kalel 30 Jul 2013 15:36:35 85,928 posts
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    @Blaketown

    Some great recommendations there. Love the Dead Players one. That Byron tune is nice as well, which is good as I really didn't rate him in the past.

    Not bad about the Disraeli thing. Interesting, and some of it works really well, but some of it not so much for me.
  • kalel 30 Jul 2013 15:46:21 85,928 posts
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    Didn't realise there was a new Lewis Parker album out as well. Always been one of my favourites.

    Yay, UK Hip Hop isn't dead \o/
  • Blaketown 30 Jul 2013 16:08:29 4,632 posts
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    kalel wrote:
    Not bad about the Disraeli thing. Interesting, and some of it works really well, but some of it not so much for me.
    Yeah, the band are basically an English folk band (hey nonny nonny), and that will for sure turn some people off.

    I pretty much like it front to back though.

    Edited by Blaketown at 16:17:12 30-07-2013

    Brap, brap, old chap.

  • Blaketown 30 Jul 2013 16:15:10 4,632 posts
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    I really rate the Edward Scissortongue album that track above is taken from too, "Better.Luck.Next.Life". It's got a great lowkey downbeat smokey vibe. Probably works better as a cohesive album than it does as individual vids on youtube though.

    That fucking name is embarrassingly poor though.

    Edited by Blaketown at 16:16:39 30-07-2013

    Brap, brap, old chap.

  • kalel 30 Jul 2013 16:17:21 85,928 posts
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    The Mouse Outfit is right up my alley as well.

    Really like Dr Syntax now. Took me a while to like him, his voice is kind of boring, but he's really clicked with me all of a sudden.
  • Blaketown 30 Jul 2013 16:19:28 4,632 posts
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    You got Slice Of Fried Gold then? It's very good.

    Brap, brap, old chap.

  • kalel 30 Jul 2013 16:23:21 85,928 posts
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    Yup. Great track on there with Leaf Dog, who also did a wicked album.

    What was I on about with UK Hip Hop dying? I think all that happened was that I tried to listen to the latest Foreign Beggars again, and hated it even more, and got annoyed.
  • Blaketown 30 Jul 2013 16:27:02 4,632 posts
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    What did you think of the Aspects record recently?

    I only picked it up yesterday and not really listened properly, but initial impressions weren't that positive.

    Brap, brap, old chap.

  • kalel 30 Jul 2013 16:32:16 85,928 posts
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    It's a mixed bag I think. I'm a big fan so was always just going to be happy to hear them get back together, and some of the tracks are pretty good, but some of the slower weirder ones don't really work. To be honest after an initial burst of lots of listens, I've barely touched it since.
  • smoothpete 30 Jul 2013 16:51:03 31,262 posts
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    The only Dr Syntax track I actually like is that one about his shared house. It's not lively hip hop for me.
  • kalel 30 Jul 2013 16:55:19 85,928 posts
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    Reckon you might like that Mouse Outfit thing Pete. Some nice Ragga hybrid tunes on there.
  • smoothpete 30 Jul 2013 16:56:42 31,262 posts
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    Yep I was listening to that earlier but got sidetracked by conference calls
  • LeoliansBro 31 Jul 2013 11:21:41 42,990 posts
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    So I thought I'd have a look at all this RnB stuff and I quite liked the Split Prophets, so I bought their album.

    LB, you really are a massive geek.

  • kalel 31 Jul 2013 11:24:32 85,928 posts
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    UK UK!!

    Always knew you were a man of taste. (Don't even joke about it being RnB though).
  • smoothpete 31 Jul 2013 16:23:55 31,262 posts
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    Quite nice little Mark Ronson mix

    http://soundcloud.com/platform/mark-ronson-40-min-boiler-room#
  • Blaketown 2 Aug 2013 12:23:36 4,632 posts
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    Nice accapella video:

    Brap, brap, old chap.

  • kalel 2 Aug 2013 12:36:23 85,928 posts
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    Rodney kills it.
  • Blaketown 2 Aug 2013 12:44:36 4,632 posts
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    Always.

    Brap, brap, old chap.

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