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  • Deleted user 11 November 2013 18:29:16
    smoothpete wrote:
    Listening to some J5 and got to thinking:

    Best Voices in Hip Hop (like pure sound of their voice thing):

    1. Q-Tip (I mean it has to be doesn't it?)
    2. Charli 2na
    3. Biggie

    I'm also thinking maybe someone like AZ? Really distinctive voice. And Method Man
    How has B-Real not made this list?? Surely the most distinctive voice in Hip Hop. Even my wife can pick him out.

    Busta Rhymes HAS to be in there as well.

    Aside from those already mentioned though Snoop, Guru, Flava Flav and Slick Rick are major contenders. And ODB. And Andre 3000. And Jeru the Damager.
  • Load_2.0 11 Nov 2013 18:34:12 25,773 posts
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    My flatmate went to see Busta Rhymes on Saturday. He is now a fatty boom sticks.

    That is all.
  • Rhaegyr 11 Nov 2013 18:36:31 3,912 posts
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    There's probably a difference between 'best' and 'most distinctive'.
  • smoothpete 11 Nov 2013 18:42:38 34,268 posts
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    kalel wrote:
    smoothpete wrote:
    Listening to some J5 and got to thinking:

    Best Voices in Hip Hop (like pure sound of their voice thing):

    1. Q-Tip (I mean it has to be doesn't it?)
    2. Charli 2na
    3. Biggie

    I'm also thinking maybe someone like AZ? Really distinctive voice. And Method Man
    How has B-Real not made this list?? Surely the most distinctive voice in Hip Hop. Even my wife can pick him out.

    Busta Rhymes HAS to be in there as well.

    Aside from those already mentioned though Snoop, Guru, Flava Flav and Slick Rick are major contenders. And ODB. And Andre 3000. And Jeru the Damager.
    I agree with all of those (maybe not Slick Rick? I'm not sure if that'ss voice or style that gives it the distinction). Add KRS-One to the list, and CL Smooth.
  • Deleted user 11 November 2013 18:49:34
    Rhaegyr wrote:
    There's probably a difference between 'best' and 'most distinctive'.
    Yeah, but in the cases I mentioned I think they're mostly both.

    Busta in particular used to steal the show with every single feature. There was a point in the early 90s when I'd buy any old shit that he was on. Such a treat.

    Edited by kalel at 18:49:45 11-11-2013
  • Deleted user 11 November 2013 18:50:39
    Also the Beasties as a collective are worth a mention, although individually harder to pick out, especially Ad-Rock and Mike D.
  • Rhaegyr 11 Nov 2013 19:04:40 3,912 posts
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    kalel wrote:
    Rhaegyr wrote:
    There's probably a difference between 'best' and 'most distinctive'.
    Yeah, but in the cases I mentioned I think they're mostly both.

    Busta in particular used to steal the show with every single feature. There was a point in the early 90s when I'd buy any old shit that he was on. Such a treat.
    Never was a huge Busta fan outside of his first two LP's but there's no doubt his voice is instantly recognisable.

    Surprised nobody's mentioned GFK yet - I find his voice readily identifiable (or it's Action Bronson's cheap imitation) and Fishscale, Ironman and Supreme Clientele show his talent and skill.

    El-P could be on this list five years down the line too, imo.

    Edited by Rhaegyr at 19:06:19 11-11-2013
  • imamazed 12 Nov 2013 11:03:14 6,307 posts
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    Load_2.0 wrote:
    My flatmate went to see Busta Rhymes on Saturday. He is now a fatty boom sticks.

    That is all.
    Speaking of which (you seen how big he is these days?!), I'm still uhhming and ahhing about whether to see DOOM this weekend or not.
  • imamazed 12 Nov 2013 11:04:00 6,307 posts
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    Oh, and distinctive voices. Gotta be Vinnie Paz. Certainly not the best, but...
  • ISmoke 12 Nov 2013 12:59:58 1,688 posts
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    @smoothpete

    Saw J5 earlier this year. It was amazing! They're playing in Bristol again next year so i imagine i'll see them again.

    Charli 2na-Fish
  • nickthegun 13 Nov 2013 11:18:02 71,905 posts
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    Heres one to make you feel old:

    Happy 20th Birthday, Enter the Wu-Tang!
  • smoothpete 13 Nov 2013 11:25:16 34,268 posts
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    Fuck...

    Speaking of 20th birthdays, this is good:

    Midnight Marauders 20th anniversary mixtape
  • Load_2.0 13 Nov 2013 11:37:34 25,773 posts
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    nickthegun wrote:
    Heres one to make you feel old:

    Happy 20th Birthday, Enter the Wu-Tang!
    Enter the Wu-Tang is my favourite hip-Hop album. Gravel Pit is probably my favourite track (can't remember the album name)

    That said I don't listen to a lot of muzak these days. Unless it is Euphoric Dance volume 46!
  • smoothpete 13 Nov 2013 12:14:28 34,268 posts
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    I've just accidentally bought two copies of Goldie's Timeless, does anyone want the spare one? It's a used one off amazon marketplace
  • magicpanda 13 Nov 2013 12:36:03 14,626 posts
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    smoothpete wrote:
    Fuck...

    Speaking of 20th birthdays, this is good:

    Midnight Marauders 20th anniversary mixtape
    Tidy! Enjoyed that, cheers Pete.
  • nickthegun 13 Nov 2013 12:42:35 71,905 posts
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    smoothpete wrote:
    I've just accidentally bought two copies of Goldie's Timeless, does anyone want the spare one? It's a used one off amazon marketplace
    Was it because im listening to it? Huh, huh?

    /inflated sense of importance
  • smoothpete 13 Nov 2013 12:47:26 34,268 posts
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    nickthegun wrote:
    smoothpete wrote:
    I've just accidentally bought two copies of Goldie's Timeless, does anyone want the spare one? It's a used one off amazon marketplace
    Was it because im listening to it? Huh, huh?

    /inflated sense of importance
    Um.. no. Were you? Spooky. No I pinged my mate to let him know your revelation that Enter the Wu Tang was 20 years old, he said it was a timeless album, then I looked up how old Timeless is (18 years!). I was listening to it on youtube then I remembered my that sister's ex-boyfriend's Fiat Tipo's tape player ate the my cassette copy of it in 1997, then I decided to buy it.
  • nickthegun 13 Nov 2013 12:50:02 71,905 posts
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    Heh, yeah, the last track has literally just finished.

    Its still a good album. If you trimmed the fat and cut most of the tunes down by a couple of minutes, it would be a great.
  • smoothpete 13 Nov 2013 12:52:46 34,268 posts
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    I like that they're long tracks. It gives the whole album a more grand, epic feel IMO
  • smoothpete 13 Nov 2013 12:53:29 34,268 posts
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    That is a strange coincidence though!
  • nickthegun 13 Nov 2013 12:56:00 71,905 posts
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    Most of the longer ones are fine (bar adrift, which is terrible), its some of the shorter ones that could do with an edit.

    Still, its a sign of the times. Tunes were longer to give DJs more time in the mix and it carried over to this.

    Now onto Saturnz Return and its 70 minute version of 'Mother'..
  • Mr_Sleep 13 Nov 2013 13:10:03 21,313 posts
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    smoothpete wrote:
    Listening to some J5 and got to thinking:

    Best Voices in Hip Hop (like pure sound of their voice thing):

    1. Q-Tip (I mean it has to be doesn't it?)
    2. Charli 2na
    3. Biggie

    I'm also thinking maybe someone like AZ? Really distinctive voice. And Method Man
    I'd add Big Daddy Kane to the list.
  • smoothpete 14 Nov 2013 10:36:14 34,268 posts
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    Look how awesome this is
  • imamazed 14 Nov 2013 10:45:59 6,307 posts
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    That's amazing. I'd love to be able buy it as a poster.
  • smoothpete 14 Nov 2013 10:54:00 34,268 posts
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    You can! It's $90.

    It's massive

    Edited by smoothpete at 10:54:59 14-11-2013
  • imamazed 14 Nov 2013 10:55:44 6,307 posts
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    Oh god, that's happening.
  • Deleted user 14 November 2013 11:11:21
    Mr_Sleep wrote:
    smoothpete wrote:
    Listening to some J5 and got to thinking:

    Best Voices in Hip Hop (like pure sound of their voice thing):

    1. Q-Tip (I mean it has to be doesn't it?)
    2. Charli 2na
    3. Biggie

    I'm also thinking maybe someone like AZ? Really distinctive voice. And Method Man
    I'd add Big Daddy Kane to the list.
    Rakim
    Dmx
    Dr dre
    busta rhymes
  • magicpanda 14 Nov 2013 11:59:20 14,626 posts
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    Guru and B-Real from Cyprus Hill
  • smoothpete 20 Nov 2013 12:44:25 34,268 posts
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    Ghostface over Apollo Brown beats:

    The Brown Tape

    S'good.
  • nickthegun 24 Nov 2013 08:43:19 71,905 posts
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    Is this hip-hop? I dont know if im qualified to make that call but its awesome:

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