So that Endtroducing... album was 'dope', yeah, I liked it.
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Lol, a hip hop thread on this website? I admire your courage. Hip hop's not my thing but it definitely has its merits. Its just been suckish lately, just like rock.
This looks to be a good year for Rap, Dr. Dre may have a new album coming out. Awesome.
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I'm glad someone had the balls to make this thread. It undermines the elitism of the general rock community, which is always a great thing
My personal favourite Hip-Hop albums/songs recently have been:
Clipse - Hell Hath No Fury -
This record took pretty much forever to make, was highly anticipated after the fantastic We Got it 4 Cheap mixtapes, and was greeted with drooling critical acclaim, and sold... virtually nothing. Which is too bad, because it has the Neptune's best beats in ages, and mercilessly bad-ass rapping courtesy of Pusha-T and Malice. They drop cold, complex coke metaphors as if it was child's play. The beats are dark and menacing (Trill's squelching, propulsive rhythms actually eclipse the lyrical genius of The Clipse.) The only misstep is Mr. Me Too, where the beat is a Drop It Like It's Hot redux and the Pharell verse... is a Pharell verse. However this was already remedied by a fantastic remix which circulated, completely removing the Pharell verse and replaced the beat with lilting acoustic strums.
Lil Wayne - Tha Carter III-
Tha Carter III is unbelievable, essentially a modern "Thriller," There's literally something for everyone; A Milli is pure Wayne-isms over a brilliantly minimal beat, Comfortable and Mrs. Officer are lush R&B ballads (The latter of which quotes RHCP's Sir Psycho Sexy,) and Playing with Fire is a faux-metal freakshow with a deliciously paranoid verse. Lollipop is the dumb hit which is a sort of necessity. Elsewhere, there's a Jay-Z guest spot, the brilliant Dr. Carter, and the awesomely weird E.T. re-imagined as 50's Horror B-Movie Phone Home. Now let's just hope he doesn't make this Rock album he's promising/threatening us with.
Other great records I've listened to recently are; Los Angeles by Flying Lotus (The Aphex Twin of Hip-Hop.) The Mixtape About Nothing by Wale, Graduation by Kanye West (Very underrated; his most concise record and with some fantastic production,) Maths and English by Dizzee Rascal (It's more accessible than Boy in da Corner, even if that record's a bit better,) and loads of classic stuff by Wu-Tang, De La Soul and so on.
I'll add more later on...
Last edited by Thom1234; 01-29-2009 at 04:12 PM.
I am not a fan of L'il Wayne at all. I'm still guilty of mostly avoiding mainstream Hip Hop. I'd rather whack on some A Tribe Called Quest.
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