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  • Deleted user 16 April 2014 11:40:37
    I wish he'd do something new.
  • Deleted user 24 April 2014 11:24:34
    New Essa tune (Yungun) is great. Nice relaxed vibe.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_72ONtZVpfg
  • smoothpete 24 Apr 2014 11:49:51 32,402 posts
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    He's never going to ditch the Yungun name is he :)

    Nice tune.
  • smoothpete 24 Apr 2014 11:52:50 32,402 posts
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    Currently listening to some french hiphop. This is an album I listened to a lot in college, from '95. I've always loved it. He has a great flow (probably helps it's in french). Good beats too

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v1j7y1KLmfE
  • nickthegun 24 Apr 2014 11:59:48 64,492 posts
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    Raekwon sez new Wu-Tang album is 'mediocre shit'

    http://www.theguardian.com/music/2014/apr/24/rza-30-day-ultimatum-wu-tang-clan-album
  • Deleted user 24 April 2014 12:04:05
    To be frank, as has most of Raekwon's output in recent years, so it's a bit of a glass house.

    Still, he's probably not wrong.
  • nickthegun 24 Apr 2014 12:15:58 64,492 posts
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    Yeah, its true. For him to say that must mean its pretty unspectacular.
  • Kichijoten 24 Apr 2014 12:18:35 4,401 posts
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    I'm inclined to believe raekwon, I can't remember the last great thing rza produced.
  • smoothpete 24 Apr 2014 12:48:03 32,402 posts
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    Yeah I tend to agree. I like Raekwon a lot, just a shame that most of his decent shit is doing verses on Ghostface albums
  • skiplevels 24 Apr 2014 22:35:22 790 posts
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    can't get enough of the YG record
  • BillMurray 1 May 2014 23:18:37 8,312 posts
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    Just this past week got into these guys. Really good.
  • smoothpete 2 May 2014 15:45:48 32,402 posts
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    Really enjoying Ugly Duckling today

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OKyjImEpmWQ
  • Razz 4 May 2014 14:56:51 62,317 posts
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    Rappers sorted by size of vocabulary:

    http://rappers.mdaniels.com.s3-website-us-east-1.amazonaws.com/
  • Kichijoten 4 May 2014 15:07:17 4,401 posts
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    Looking quickly at the first chart, more words doesn't equal better rapper.
  • Deleted user 4 May 2014 16:37:33
    Actually correlates with illuminating adjacency with my aural preferences.
  • Razz 6 May 2014 12:10:05 62,317 posts
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    Which hiphop song samples this?

  • nickthegun 6 May 2014 12:12:34 64,492 posts
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    Gravel Pit - Wu Tang
  • Syrette 6 May 2014 17:17:38 45,597 posts
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    New People Under the Stairs (out today!) is outstanding.

    Fully sample-based record, sounds so good.
  • gallow 16 May 2014 00:05:11 498 posts
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    The Kool Keith Show - make of it what will :)
  • gman7714 23 May 2014 00:16:33 384 posts
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    Life MC - Sounds of the Underground Album.
    On first listen seems pretty solid

    Not the best track off it but the only one on Youtube
  • Syrette 31 May 2014 12:59:38 45,597 posts
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    Not really feeling The Roots' new one.
  • Kichijoten 31 May 2014 13:02:49 4,401 posts
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    I've yet to try, haven't liked their last three but loved the four before that. The past three have been too slow for me vs the previous ones. Albums like rising down and phrenology had so much more energy.
  • Kichijoten 1 Jun 2014 20:54:40 4,401 posts
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    Opinions on rap artists using full bands as their live shows versus just dj.

    just watched Kendrick Lamar on tv and he had a full band. Whilst it was good the songs sounded no where near as good as the album. It lost all power to it, no bass etc.

    thinking of artists I've seen and i think generally the nights where it was just a dj and the rapper were better.

    DMX Stratford rex
    nas forum
    ghostface forum
    jay z earls court

    all were crazy and sounded brilliant.

    kanye west
    jay z with band
    nas with band
    k. Lamar (tv)

    were all a bit boring.

    the roots were great live but their music is suited to live.
  • Deleted user 3 June 2014 13:04:02
    Dolly Parton with some ill shizzle:

    http://www.wimp.com/unexpectedsound/
  • Deleted user 3 June 2014 15:22:57
    Not an album (although there is a slightly weird soundtrack available) but the documentary about Stones Throw - Our Vinyl Weight a Ton - is very interesting, and a bit depressing.
  • Deleted user 5 June 2014 08:56:43
    Mos Def Marvin Gaye Pt 2 is up (for now).

    https://amerigo.bandcamp.com/album/yasiin-gaye-the-return-side-two
  • smoothpete 5 Jun 2014 09:28:34 32,402 posts
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    Cheers for the heads up on FB kalel
  • Deleted user 5 June 2014 09:30:17
    No worries, although my urgency might have been unnecessary as it seems pt1 is back up again now.

    It's a bit different to the first one. More B sidey if you know what I mean. Still a good listen. The one with Talib is is excellent.
  • smoothpete 5 Jun 2014 09:46:15 32,402 posts
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    Loving it so far
  • Deleted user 10 June 2014 10:55:14
    Somehow missed out on Akrobatik, but he's great. Love these heavy drums (Edan beat).

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-y149TDUMDM&feature=kp
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