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    New Cypress Hill “Elephants on Acid” is pure fire. Best thing they’ve done in 20 years. Production from Muggs is dark & album flows perfectly, no skippers here. Lyrics on point as well. Check it.

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    If anything cooler than this ever comes out, you guys let me know.

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    I was at home sick this week and went down a youtube hole trying to understand, and cringe at new young rappers... much of this included watching a lot of No Jumper vlog. Something I noticed is that most of these rappers don't really perform their material live. Their DJ plays the album tracks and they just selectively yell or sing a long to their vocal tracks. It's like bad karaoke..... and most of them perform like this. The young audiences don't seem to mind. Am I old and out of touch? or is it the children who are wrong?

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    Suge Knight is finally going to prison:

    https://fox6now.com/2018/10/04/ex-ra...ars-in-prison/

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    Vince Staples new album is fucking great, you guys.

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    Quote Originally Posted by GavinCollins420 View Post
    Vince Staples new album is fucking great, you guys.

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    Agreed. And this accompanying video is great:




    New song from Cozz, a dude just signed to J. Cole's label. So he's a real rapper as such. Came up to my station the other day too. Nice guy.


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    So there's apparently a Flipmide reunion album on the way, with the whole squad: Busta, Spliff, Rampage, Baby Sham, Rah Digga, AND Lord Have Mercy!

    I'm so damn happy!

    The Imperial is one of my all time favorite albums. I saw them live in like 97.

    I'm REALLY surprised Lord Have and Busta patched things up, but I'm glad they did.
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    I have not been keeping up with the hip hop scene, but I am reviving this thread because the one about a certain song with a NIN sample seems to be getting a bit off topic.

    I'm a little put off by a recent trend in mainstream hip hop. A trend dominated by young men with face tattoos, short dreadlocks/braids (bright colors optional), short songs with laughable lyrics that make Kanye sound like a scholar, beats that are almost trap, vocals that at times barely even sound like rapping, etc. Most of it can be classified as "mumble rap" with 6ix9ine and Lil Pump being notable examples or rappers in the trend (the former has been getting lots of media attention lately, to the point where I could no longer ignore his existence).


    This post is not to bash modern hip hop, but to ask how to get past the crap that's dominating the mainstream. Where do you go to discover better hip hop that doesn't get as much commercial recognition? Preferably relatively new artists (from the mid-00s and later). Most of you appear to have dug beneath the surface quite a while ago, citing performers to counter claims that hip hop is as bad as the mainstream is making it appear.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Patrick_Nicholas View Post
    Where do you go to discover better hip hop that doesn't get as much commercial recognition?
    I listen to a lot of podcasts and interviews. I'll usually check out someone I'm not familiar with if brought up by another musician/artist. Down the rabbit hole...

    If you're looking for a (relatively) mainstream and accessible rapper with talent, J. Cole has been killing it for over a decade now.

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    Meek Mill is a popular mainstream rapper who has a traditional flow you would probably like. He trend hops with those flows you don't like with certain songs and those are generally cringey, but the lion's share of his work is solid rap with a traditional flow.

    This song is his biggest and he loses his fucking mind on it (at 1:37):



    Flatbush Zombies are excellent too. Major Gravediggaz vibes at times. Love their verses on this A$AP Mob posse cut:





    Your Old Droog just dropped a new album out of nowhere. Very old school sounding. Here's a track with Doom from it:


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    imo one of the best rappers this decade has been billy woods. He recently released an album called Hiding Places. Here's a video off it:



    Listen to the whole album here: https://billywoods.bandcamp.com/album/hiding-places

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    Quote Originally Posted by brotha52 View Post
    Fixed
    You're helping the terrorists win by posting this.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bobbie solo View Post
    You're helping the terrorists win by posting this.
    I'm now a Trump supporter.

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    I've been listening to Jpeg Mafia lately. I really love his Veteran album. I did'nt even know that he was on tour with Vince Staples until like a week after they had done a show that was nearby me. And coachella is waaaay too expensive.




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    Ice Cube is pushing 50 and still putting out bangers. Dude truly is the G.O.A.T.



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    Migos are trash but man this Mustard beat is so good.

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    Seeing the Wu-Tang Clan tonight and cannot describe how excited I am. These guys were my heroes back in freshman year of College.

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    Quote Originally Posted by renton44 View Post
    Seeing the Wu-Tang Clan tonight and cannot describe how excited I am. These guys were my heroes back in freshman year of College.
    Been playing random favorites when I can after watch the Showtime doc:












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    Ok, top 5 WU-albums. Go!

    1. Enter The Wu-Tang (36 Chambers)
    2. Only Built For Cuban Linx (Raekwon solo)
    3. Liquid Swords (Genius/GZA solo)
    4. Ironman (Ghostface solo)
    5. Ghost Dog Soundtrack (produces by The RZA)

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    I miss rap groups. It’s mostly all solo stuff now with half-assed collaborations , and everyone and their great grandmother is a “producer”.

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    Quote Originally Posted by r_z View Post
    Ok, top 5 WU-albums. Go!

    1. Enter The Wu-Tang (36 Chambers)
    2. Only Built For Cuban Linx (Raekwon solo)
    3. Liquid Swords (Genius/GZA solo)
    4. Ironman (Ghostface solo)
    5. Ghost Dog Soundtrack (produces by The RZA)

    1. Enter The Wu
    2. Ironman
    3. Return to the 36 Chambers - The Dirty Version
    4. Supreme Clientele
    5. Fishscale

    Also all the Czarface albums and the first Gravediggaz album.

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    Quote Originally Posted by r_z View Post
    Ok, top 5 WU-albums. Go!
    1. 36 Chambers
    2. Cuban Linx
    3. Liquid Swords
    4. Supreme Clientele
    5. Wu Tang Forever

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    Quote Originally Posted by r_z View Post
    Ok, top 5 WU-albums. Go!

    1. Enter The Wu-Tang (36 Chambers)
    2. Only Built For Cuban Linx (Raekwon solo)
    3. Liquid Swords (Genius/GZA solo)
    4. Ironman (Ghostface solo)
    5. Ghost Dog Soundtrack (produces by The RZA)

    1. Enter The Wu-Tang (36 Chambers)
    2. Liquid Swords - (Genius/GA)
    3. Only Built for Cuban Linx (Raekwon)
    4. Return to the 36 Chambers: The Dirty Version (Ol' Dirty Bastard)
    5. Iron Man (Ghostface)

    They were fucking awesome last night but Method Man was a no show for reasons unknown. So, that part was disappointing but if you get 8 out of 9/10 members of the Clan, its a good night. If you are going and want the limited city specific shirts in Large or XL, you should probably get there early as the Boston shirts sold out pretty quickly. They went on around 9:15ish. All of 36 Chambers and some of the usual solo stuff. ODB's son was a highlight (Brooklyn Zoo). Such a great night.

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    1. 36 Chambers
    2. Cuban Linx
    3. Gravediggaz
    4. Return to the 36 Chambers The Dirty Version
    5. Liquid Swords

    This is so hard. Wu-Tang Forever, Tical, Ironman, Silent Weapons for Quiet Wars, Supreme Clientele, Bulletproof Wallets, Heavy Mental & The Swarm are all riiiiiiight there for me after #5.

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    I've recently picked up most* of that Soul Jazz "Boombox" series (subtitled: "Early Independent Hip Hop, Electro and Disco Rap 1979-82/3"), anyone else explore this at all?

    * - missing the first Boombox compilation

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