When Rap Was Great!

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Re: When Rap Was Great!

Post by Antiriad2097 » Fri Feb 07, 2014 1:33 pm

I enjoyed the Beastie Boys bitd, but then I'd rank them alongside other novelty records like Billy Connolly's D.I.V.O.R.C.E or Stan Ridgway's Camouflage. Throwaway fun not meant to be taken seriously.
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Re: When Rap Was Great!

Post by JazzFunk » Sat Feb 08, 2014 8:08 am

Antiriad, do you want us gangstaz to toss you random tracks in the vain hope of converting you into a hip hop-loving, priapismic Illuminatus???

In the words of Swedish hackers, Lou Reed is for lamers!!!! His music is dull like cabbage.

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Re: When Rap Was Great!

Post by Antiriad2097 » Sat Feb 08, 2014 11:05 am

JazzFunk wrote: Lou Reed is for lamers!
I won't disagree with you, since he's a key component of one of the referred tracks, hence my quoting I'd rather listen to him than the diluted version with (c)rap on top.

I don't think there's any hope of a conversion. Not the way things have gone so far, where each referral gets increasingly worse.
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Re: When Rap Was Great!

Post by JazzFunk » Sat Feb 08, 2014 11:43 am

Fair enough mate. It's one of those 'taste' things, one can like Bowie but might often prefer a DJ Premier beat. It just connects. Gotta be a tribal thing, I seriously love the heavy beats, the best stuff to me is loud and repetitious and funky - Christ, I listen to instrumentals a lot man, pure, heavy, head-nodding grooves from the tru-skool era, mid-90s, soothes me. The Brits tried it with Trip Hop but watered the heaviness down, took away the heart.

Just have to set the record straight though, not all white peeps who love hip hop dress like Ali G and call each other 'brah'!!!!!!!

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Re: When Rap Was Great!

Post by the_expendable90 » Sat Feb 08, 2014 12:19 pm

1985-1995

Digital Underground , 2PAC , EAZY-E , NWA , Ice Cube , Ice T , Dr. Dre , Snoop Dogg ,Nate Dogg , The Notorious B.I.G. , Shaquille O'neal , C-block , Coolio , Heavy-D , House of Pain , Ini Kamoze , Mc Hammer , Queen Latifah , SNAP , Will Smith , Run DMC , Bone Thugs'n Harmony , Too Short , Kid Frost etc.

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Re: When Rap Was Great!

Post by JazzFunk » Sat Feb 08, 2014 1:08 pm

I'd prune that list a bit but a great era for music, kudos for mentioning Digital Underground! And whatever people say about Coolio, he was part of WC & The MAAD Circle, one of the best West Coast acts back then (Curb Servin' is EPIC!)

Nowadays, lost that bounce n' bite, thank god there are still peeps like Immortal Technique about, a bit of fire in their belly.

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Re: When Rap Was Great!

Post by the_expendable90 » Sat Feb 08, 2014 1:22 pm

I am a fan of Digital Underground since I first saw the Nothing but Trouble movie , somewhere in 2001-2002 I think. I just loved that part when D.U. and 2pac performs Same Song , what is actually one of my favorite songs . There are not so many D.U. fans , many who listen to Rap , never heard of D.U.

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Re: When Rap Was Great!

Post by JazzFunk » Sat Feb 08, 2014 1:43 pm

Yeah, Shock G AKA Humpty Hump did a great solo LP several years back, 'Fear Of A Mixed Planet', really cool, thoughtful album. ;)

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Re: When Rap Was Great!

Post by psj3809 » Sun Feb 09, 2014 9:06 am

Ha ha good old digital underground. Obviously remember them for humpty dance. Think there was a show on bbc2 years back which featured tons if great rap acts. Remember seeing Digital underground in that

Used to love that run DMc song which mixed fools gold by the stone roses. Think it was called 'what it all about?'

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Re: When Rap Was Great!

Post by pratty » Wed Feb 12, 2014 7:02 pm

the_expendable90 wrote:Bone Thugs'n Harmony
Yes! BTnH were awesome, still are infact.

And as far as I'm concerned Krayzie Bone is one of the most underappreciated rappers/producers.

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Re: When Rap Was Great!

Post by kelp7 » Sat Feb 15, 2014 5:53 am

'Rap' is still great, please check out Anticon.... or certainly check out anything by Clouddead or Doseone etc...
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Re: When Rap Was Great!

Post by TwoHeadedBoy » Thu Feb 20, 2014 4:50 pm

Eighteen pages is a bit much to check through, but I've just seen this for the first time and loved every second of it :D

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qFqov8a9iL4
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Re: When Rap Was Great!

Post by Antiriad2097 » Thu Feb 20, 2014 5:20 pm

TwoHeadedBoy wrote:Eighteen pages is a bit much to check through, but I've just seen this for the first time and loved every second of it :D

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qFqov8a9iL4
Is this what you were looking for?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5XdT8lnJL38
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Re: When Rap Was Great!

Post by TwoHeadedBoy » Thu Feb 20, 2014 6:54 pm

Antiriad2097 wrote:
TwoHeadedBoy wrote:Eighteen pages is a bit much to check through, but I've just seen this for the first time and loved every second of it :D

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qFqov8a9iL4
Is this what you were looking for?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5XdT8lnJL38
I enjoyed that - and it led me on to "Randy Scouse Git", which I haven't heard for years, so ta for that too :)
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Re: When Rap Was Great!

Post by bensonrad » Fri Feb 21, 2014 3:51 pm

Clearing out my loft yesterday I found my cassettes from when I was a kid, Hip Hop & Rapping In the House and Rap Trax were in there. Also found my Fatboys tape too. Happy days.
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