The Hip-Hop Appreciation Thread Page 150

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  • smoothpete 28 Feb 2014 18:13:21 31,826 posts
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    Nick did you listen to that Bizarre Tribe album?
  • Deleted user 28 February 2014 18:25:05
    The mos def thing has been copyrighted to death as well.
  • smoothpete 28 Feb 2014 20:16:26 31,826 posts
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    I did kinda expect that tbh. I wonder if it was the Mos bit or the Marvin bit? Marvin I bet. Oh well. As the saying goes, taking something off the internet is like trying to take the piss out of a swimming pool.
  • SuperCoolEskimo 28 Feb 2014 20:28:39 10,071 posts
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    I'm enjoying Medieval Chamber by the Black Knights, produced by John Frusciante.
  • nickthegun 28 Feb 2014 20:47:29 61,318 posts
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    smoothpete wrote:
    Nick did you listen to that Bizarre Tribe album?
    Yeah, its really cool, cheers. I just love the beats.

    smoothpete wrote:
    I did kinda expect that tbh. I wonder if it was the Mos bit or the Marvin bit? Marvin I bet.
    His 'estate' are quite litigious by all accounts, so its probably them. They have an ongoing lawsuit with robin thicke about that fucking blurred lines song, iirc.

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  • smoothpete 3 Mar 2014 10:08:23 31,826 posts
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    Off to see Apollo Brown & Ugly Heroes tonight in Hoxton, should be good!
  • Deleted user 13 March 2014 18:26:44
    So, most of the UK scene have had beef with Braintax for some years now after he basically dicked everyone out of loads of money and fucked off to Australia.

    But he is now apparently back in the UK and there's a FB campaign running to hunt him down.

    https://scontent-b-lhr.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-frc3/t1.0-9/10009849_294976387319202_67300266_n.jpg
  • smoothpete 14 Mar 2014 16:00:47 31,826 posts
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    http://www.djjazzyjeff.com/music

    Some good shit there
  • smoothpete 21 Mar 2014 09:59:57 31,826 posts
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    This is fucking awesome!

    Donnie Propa 40 minute mix of DJ Premier beats with UK MCs rapping on them

    http://soundcloud.com/dephect-2/donnie-propa-premo-takeover
  • danathjo 21 Mar 2014 11:02:08 7,525 posts
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    May not go to the Blackstar gig at the Forum next week Saturday 29th, just putting the feelers out there if anyone would be interested. Single ticket for downstairs.

    About 35 it was so FV Paypal if I don't use it.
  • Tom_Servo 26 Mar 2014 16:53:08 18,082 posts
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    Wu Tang Clan announce new album...

    ...in an edition of one, to be toured around galleries where you can pay to hear it.
  • danathjo 29 Mar 2014 21:18:40 7,525 posts
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    Long shot
    Ended up going with the single
    Another eger here?
  • smoothpete 1 Apr 2014 16:11:12 31,826 posts
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    I was just looking at 5 Mic albums from The Source, here's the list. I have many of these, but still plenty I don't. I think I'll start buying up the missing ones.


    Albums that originally received five mics:

    People's Instinctive Travels and the Paths of Rhythm -- A Tribe Called Quest
    Let the Rhythm Hit 'Em -- Eric B. & Rakim
    AmeriKKKa's Most Wanted -- Ice Cube
    One for All -- Brand Nubian
    De La Soul Is Dead -- De La Soul
    The Low End Theory -- A Tribe Called Quest
    Illmatic -- Nas
    Life After Death -- The Notorious B.I.G.
    Aquemini -- Outkast
    The Blueprint -- Jay-Z
    Stillmatic -- Nas
    The Fix -- Scarface
    The Naked Truth -- Lil' Kim
    Trill OG -- Bun B
    My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy -- Kanye West

    Albums that were not rated upon their releases, but were later rated five mics in 2002:

    Run-D.M.C. -- Run-D.M.C.
    Radio -- LL Cool J
    Licensed to Ill -- Beastie Boys
    Raising Hell -- Run-D.M.C.
    Criminal Minded -- Boogie Down Productions
    Paid in Full -- Eric B. & Rakim
    By All Means Necessary -- Boogie Down Productions
    It Takes a Nation of Millions to Hold Us Back -- Public Enemy
    Long Live the Kane -- Big Daddy Kane
    Critical Beatdown -- Ultramagnetic MCs
    Straight Out the Jungle -- Jungle Brothers
    Strictly Business -- EPMD
    The Great Adventures of Slick Rick -- Slick Rick
    Straight Outta Compton -- N.W.A.
    No One Can Do It Better -- The D.O.C.
    All Eyez on Me -- 2Pac

    Albums that originally received 4.5 mics, and were later re-rated to five:

    Breaking Atoms -- Main Source
    Death Certificate -- Ice Cube
    The Chronic -- Dr. Dre
    Enter the Wu-Tang (36 Chambers) -- Wu-Tang Clan
    Ready to Die -- The Notorious B.I.G.
    The Infamous -- Mobb Deep
    Only Built 4 Cuban Linx... -- Raekwon
    2001 -- Dr. Dre

    Albums that originally received four mics, and were later re-rated to five:

    Grip It! On That Other Level -- Geto Boys
    Doggystyle -- Snoop Doggy Dogg
    The Diary -- Scarface
    Me Against the World -- 2Pac
    The Score -- The Fugees
    Reasonable Doubt -- Jay-Z
  • Rhaegyr 1 Apr 2014 16:19:03 2,723 posts
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    A few poor albums on there, especially 2001 by Dre.

    They gave five mics to the wrong Outkast album too.

    Edited by Rhaegyr at 16:19:38 01-04-2014
  • Deleted user 1 April 2014 16:29:12
    I'm not exactly massively into mainstream Hip Hop, but even I can see 2001 is by no measure a poor album.
  • Rhaegyr 1 Apr 2014 16:31:47 2,723 posts
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    I hated it - so dull and one note.

    I wasn't a huge Chronic fan either though so what do I know?
  • smoothpete 1 Apr 2014 16:33:35 31,826 posts
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    Can't comment for 2001, but The Chronic was one of the primary albums of my discovery of hip hop generally, and as such I can't help but rate it as a classic.
  • nickthegun 1 Apr 2014 16:41:48 61,318 posts
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    Had most of them at some point or another bar both 2pacs, the fugees, nas and kanye.

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  • nickthegun 1 Apr 2014 16:45:29 61,318 posts
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    Also, yeah, wasnt a huge fan of 2001. its not shit by any means, but its no Nation of Millions.

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  • Deleted user 1 April 2014 16:46:35
    It's that whole thing about being able to tell the difference between your personal preference and what is objectively good.

    Again, not big fan of that kind of thing, and I certainly don't have a taste for G-Funk era West Coast stuff like the original Chronic, but to call them "poor" just seems almost wilfully wrong.
  • imamazed 1 Apr 2014 16:49:47 5,959 posts
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    I don't really like 2001 bar what's the difference and the watcher, but yeh, its not objectively poor by a long shot.
  • Rhaegyr 1 Apr 2014 17:02:52 2,723 posts
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    I honestly thought it wasn't great - the beats sounded clunky/rushed and Dre said nothing new throughout. Maybe 'poor' was the wrong word in a wider context, but against those other albums listed it's a fitting descriptive imo.
  • Razz 2 Apr 2014 13:41:02 61,655 posts
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    That bass line, I love it so much.

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  • smoothpete 4 Apr 2014 15:47:47 31,826 posts
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    Listening to a lot of Black Thought recently (from The Roots). Amazing rapper

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W3nFt19H60M
  • smoothpete 4 Apr 2014 15:53:31 31,826 posts
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    And this is great

    Black Thought - 75 Bars - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5pcu6dbTb00

    Then Mos Def basically rapping through the same track with Black Thought (a little like his video about the MF DOOM track). How great must it be that Mos Def is such a fan that he knows all your lyrics

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nOLgn9ehuu4
  • Kay 4 Apr 2014 17:01:20 17,969 posts
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    Heh, was listening to that exact same Black Thought track this very morning (I tend to go through all the Roots albums every few weeks or so).

    Also, that Mos Def / Marvin Gaye album really is amazing. Hopefully the second part is not too far away, and I'll have to check out the other mashup albums the guy has done (Bizarre Tribe sounds good!).
  • smoothpete 4 Apr 2014 17:03:40 31,826 posts
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    The Bizarre Tribe one is on youtube in full, I saw the other day
  • BillMurray 16 Apr 2014 11:34:53 7,909 posts
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