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Re: OT: hip hop

Postby Reggie Love » Sun Apr 28, 2013 5:36 pm

Sticky Fingaz- Black trash (the autobiography of Kirk Jones). An insane and inspirational hip hop concept album. Classic!
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Re: OT: hip hop

Postby jps » Sun Apr 28, 2013 6:01 pm

Man, this thread is making want to break out some of my old albums. I grew up on hip hop and still have all of my collection, but haven't listened in a while.

Most albums I would recommend have already been listed, but here are a few more off the top of my head that got tons of play.

Hieroglyphics- 3rd Eye Vision
Souls Of Mischief- 93 Til Infinity
MF Doom- Operation Doomsday
Binary Star- Masters of the Universe
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Re: OT: hip hop

Postby Natty Matti » Mon Apr 29, 2013 8:47 am

Much appreciated! Big up all! :arrow:
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Re: OT: hip hop

Postby Lord Dubious » Tue Apr 30, 2013 12:04 pm

De La Soul
A Tribe Called Quest
Public Enemy
Black Star
Jurassic 5
Antipop Consortium
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Re: OT: hip hop

Postby Roman » Fri May 03, 2013 6:42 pm

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Re: OT: hip hop

Postby macker » Thu May 09, 2013 8:51 pm

Although being a long time gang Starr fan, I just recently discovered how great guru's two first solo albums are. Fine style rapping over som jazztastic beats.
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Re: OT: hip hop

Postby kalcidis » Thu May 09, 2013 10:12 pm

Yeah. the first one brilliant. The second had some nice tracks (the one with Ini was a big mixtape classic when the album came) but I think he moved away too much from the jazz vibes of the first set.
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Re: OT: hip hop

Postby pinup » Fri May 10, 2013 10:37 am

For UK stuff it really has to be Jehst, his lyricism is fantastic! Sway released a couple of decent mixtapes and 1 good album called this is my demo, after that he really fell off but the album was top notch IMO.
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Re: OT: hip hop

Postby Lord Dubious » Fri May 10, 2013 12:05 pm

Just listened to the two Leaders of the New School LPs for the first time. Good stuff! T.I.M.E. is particularly classic.
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Re: OT: hip hop

Postby Primitive Don » Mon May 13, 2013 3:26 am

New Talib Kweli with Busta Rhymes and production by RZA:

Great cut off the new Big K.R.I.T mixtape, free download from DatPiff. K.R.I.T. is a deep current artist who also does his own production:

Also love the aforementioned Kendrick Lamar, especially 'The Recipe' and 'Swimming Pools.' Chance the Rapper from Chicago is an up and comer to watch ('Juice').
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Re: OT: hip hop

Postby Zionist » Mon May 13, 2013 2:59 pm

Heres a few classic albums to check, all of which I think stand the test of time but may be a little underrated outside of the cognoscenti. Can't miss with any of these.

X Clan - To the East Blackwards
Poor Righteous Teachers - Pure Poverty
Lords of the Underground - Here Come the Lords
Main Source - Breaking Atoms
Brand Nubian - One for All
Diamond D - Stunts, Blunts & Hip Hop
Paris - The Devil Made Me Do It
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Re: OT: hip hop

Postby lankou » Tue May 14, 2013 5:28 pm

Was compiling some old school sounds (not too tough, must have got 1 hip hop album in the last 15 years, by Root Manuva) for a younger pal, so i dug in a whole pile of dusty cd's. Yep, there used to be great hip hop even in big labels? UNBELIEVABLE !!!!
Here are a few from that batch :
Gangstarr : Step in the Arena
Disposable Heroes of Hipoprisy : Hypocrisy is the Best Policy
London Posse : Gangster Chronicle
De La Soul : is Dead
Leaders of the New School : T.I.M.E (amazing !)
House of Pain : same
Poor Righteous Teachers : Pure Poverty (not too sure about 5%ers, though).
Laquan : SoUNDS of a Native Son
Twin Hype : Double Barrel
Arrested Development : 3 Years...
They may not all be classics (some definitely are) but... hell, to say that many of those cool sounds were released on majors is plain amazing when compared to the crap rap majors release today. Those acts were so different from each other, sound-wise, flow-wise, ideologically... I don't follow current rap but i hope some diehards carry on with bearing this torch. i am sure they do, mostly unoticed, while con artists run the "market".
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Re: OT: hip hop

Postby Billy_Boom » Tue May 14, 2013 10:29 pm

EPMD - Strictly Business

I'm not sure if I'd say it's my all-time top hip-hop LP, but it's certainly the one I've listened to the most. The good-time party quotient on this album is unmatched; it makes me smile from start to finish every time! When I listen to hip-hop these days, it's almost always the party-oriented tracks I reach for first. A bit strange, perhaps, because I still love reggae with conscious reality lyrics. Something like It Takes a Nation of Millions is almost totally unpalatable to me despite enjoying that album greatly in high school.
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