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Hip-hop preferences

bbculpbbculp Member, Rooster Endurance Member
I was accidentally reading ST this morning when I realized that none of the nerds over there know shit about hip-hop. It's all I listen to, whether training, driving, relaxing...even both times I've had sex. Mostly 90s NYC stuff (Wu-Tang, Nas, Mobb Deep, Lauryn Hill, Biggie) and lately a lot of Kendrick. What are some of your favorites?
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    MattMatt Member, Administrator, Rooster Endurance Member
    edited August 22
    Lately, it's been Childish Gambino, Gang Starr, MF Doom and some Mac Miller, but Pre-2000 Busta, Biggie and Ma$e will always be faves. Plus who can hate on some classic Ludacris?
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    "TO QUOTH THE MEEK MILL...gang members move quietly"

    Lately I've been listening to
    - Pusha T's Daytona- Some good, some not so good.
    - Ill Bill x Dj Muggs - Kill Devil Hills, fantastic album from 2010.
    - Black Thoughts EP, best rapper alive currently. Can't wait for a full length.
    - Czarface & MF Doom from earlier this year. Some great, some not great.
    - The new Denzel Curry was a "not good" in my opinion compared to Imperial

    Now we have a metal thread and a rap thread... yes.
    AaronWebsteyMattTad_M
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    AaronWebsteyAaronWebstey Administrator, Rooster Endurance Member, Rooster Endurance Officers
    I love hip hop but know almost nothing about it, so thanks for this thread. Listening to a few TCQ albums maybe a year or so ago got me started down the rabbit hole.
    bbculp
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    regular_markregular_mark Member, Rooster Endurance Member, Rooster Endurance Officers
    Real G's move in silence like lasagna
    bbculpidking90
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    regular_markregular_mark Member, Rooster Endurance Member, Rooster Endurance Officers
    My girlfriend loves the dirtiest rap songs possible. I had not heard this song, and she knows every word. Wait for the chorus.

    regular_markAaronWebstey
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    dhrdhr Member
    Obviously Mobb Deep, Nas, & Wu-Tang. Gang Starr. Big L. Geto Boys. DJ Screw.

    My interest is very specific, very limited, but very high quality.

    “Dead in the middle of Little Italy, little did we know that we riddled two middlemen who didn't do diddily”
    bbculpGranpa Chook
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    bbculpbbculp Member, Rooster Endurance Member
    Love that lyric @dhr. RIP Pun.

    Good call on Black Thought @Granpa Chook. For those unfamiliar, enjoy.

    Granpa ChookMattdhr
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    MartinMartin Member, Rooster Endurance Member
    Wu Tang, Cypress Hill, Vanilla Ice.
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    AaronWebsteyAaronWebstey Administrator, Rooster Endurance Member, Rooster Endurance Officers
    Let me guess @bbculp , TCQ isn't good enough for the hip hop snobberati like yourself.
    Tad_Mbbculp
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    M_WareM_Ware Member, Rooster Endurance Member, Level 2 Supporter
    @Dark_mark maybe you and @AaronWebstey can work up a rendition of that to the tune of Barrett’s Privateers.
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    MattMatt Member, Administrator, Rooster Endurance Member
    edited August 22
    Here's how some of the greatest rappers rhyme, and its evolution

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    Tad_MTad_M Member, Rooster Endurance Member, Level 2 Supporter
    Have any of you old school hip hop folks dug further back to listen in on the go-go scene , most prominently Chuck Brown (the soul searchers). It's worth your time .
    I was too pissed when Disco killed the Funk scene to move into hip hop, I'm sure I'm missing lots.
    M_WaredhrAaronWebstey

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    I remember when Grandmaster Flash came out with "The Message". My friend recorded it on a cassette, off the radio, and we used to keep rewinding it to learn all the words.
    Was also into Kid and Play, Rob Base, Run DMC.
    M_WareMartinAaronWebsteybbculp
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    Hey has anyone mentioned Wu Tang yet? LOL... Stuff white people like #116... (I love Wu Tang by the way).

    @Matt great video. Along those skillful lines, some of my favorite albums of the last few years was Ka - Honor Killed the Samurai, and Aesop Rock - Impossible Kid.

    Also if you find yourself on the internet too much, you probably could benefit from listening to this guy

    RIP SEAN P
    Mattdhr
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    AaronWebsteyAaronWebstey Administrator, Rooster Endurance Member, Rooster Endurance Officers
    @bbculp I just got into some Nas and I withdraw my previous comment
    bbculp
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    I always like this song by Riskay. My wife kept making me take it off my playlist when the kids were little.

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    Hit the easy button: "Hip Hop BBQ" station on Pandora.

    My favorite doctor (Dre) is notably missing from the above mentions. I came home from elementary school rapping NWA once (because that's what the bus driver played) and that's probably the closest I ever came to being on the receiving end of corporal punishment.
    M_WareAaronWebsteyTad_MMattKenElPescadoPeladoellsworth53t
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    dhrdhr Member
    Sean Price was great. RIP. A friend of mine was in a band that did a track with him.
    Granpa Chook
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    bbculpbbculp Member, Rooster Endurance Member
    @AaronWebstey enjoy your Nas education. Illmatic is right there with 36 Chambers as the greatest album in hip-hop history. He came out with a new album this year...you can skip that one.
    AaronWebsteyMattGranpa Chook
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    Big Tymers are an old favorite, “get your roll on” is excellent
    bbculp
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    Also a big fan of DMX “Ruff Rydaz Anthem”
    dhrbbculp
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    bbculpbbculp Member, Rooster Endurance Member
    @mbrekk44 I tend to judge people based solely on their taste in music and swimming ability. So unless you swim like Amberger, I think you might be a terrible person.
    MattAaronWebsteyGranpa ChookTad_MMartinkjrunnin
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    MattMatt Member, Administrator, Rooster Endurance Member
    Bring me back to 1998



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    @Matt did you listen to The Abstract and the Dragon from 2013? Busta x Q-Tip. It was solid if I remember correctly.

    Early Busta was a great intersection of pop-rap (in a positive way) and unique delivery/humor/aggressiveness. He just went into the pop spectrum way too much in the late 90s which lost me completely. Kind of like Redman (Muddy Waters is a fantastic album actually).

    @bbculp @AaronWebstey Good that you directed him to those two. Any rap education needs to start there. 36 Chambers especially will set off a whole flow chart of amazing albums. Get ready Webstey these will get you through the Canadian winter

    36 chambers > 1st round solo (Cuban Linx, Tical, Liquid Swords, ODB) > Wu-Tang Forever > Ghostface Albums (Ironman, Supreme Clientele, Fishscale, Apollo Kids) just keep going and going
    MattAaronWebstey
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    bbculpbbculp Member, Rooster Endurance Member
    edited August 23
    You have fine tastes @Granpa Chook. While I think 36 Chambers is the most significant album in hip-hop history, my personal favorites are the solo albums that came later (especially Liquid Swords, Cuban Linx & Supreme Clientele).

    I've seen Gza perform Liquid Swords 4 times. It's a great show, as long as you're OK with him getting on stage 1-3 hours late.

    @AaronWebstey I'm jealous you get to experience all this for the first time. It's like my wife who's watching Sopranos for the first time right now. I wish I could go back and enjoy what it was like.
    Granpa ChookAaronWebstey
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    No one mentioned Salt N Pepa.
    AaronWebsteybbculpMartin
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    MattMatt Member, Administrator, Rooster Endurance Member

    @Matt did you listen to The Abstract and the Dragon from 2013? Busta x Q-Tip. It was solid if I remember correctly.

    Streaming now. So far so good.
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    regular_markregular_mark Member, Rooster Endurance Member, Rooster Endurance Officers
    this is all white people commenting on this. this thread is not credible.
    regular_markAaronWebsteybbculpMartinKenElPescadoPeladokjrunninItsShugPevashishDaul
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    AaronWebsteyAaronWebstey Administrator, Rooster Endurance Member, Rooster Endurance Officers
    Dark_mark said:

    this is all white people commenting on this. this thread is not credible.

    My dad is rumoured to be 1/16 African Canadian
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    bbculpbbculp Member, Rooster Endurance Member
    AncestryDNA told my adopted mom she's 12% north African. I think that means I can join ISIS and comment with authority on hip-hop.
    KenElPescadoPeladokjrunnin

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