calling the hip hop experts for some advice

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Postby BMC » Wed Dec 29, 2004 11:40 pm

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Postby informer » Thu Dec 30, 2004 7:59 am

once again much thanks for your input, boarders !!!

there is too much good music out there ...................
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Re: calling the hip hop experts for some advice

Postby Riddimstick » Thu Dec 30, 2004 8:51 am

- groovy and melodic
- may have nice female background voices
- where the mc has a cool voice that doesn't distract from the music .....

These are my recommendations from your list:

3. Pauls Boutique - Beastie Boys (MC voices do distract, but groovy &
melodic for sure)
5. 3 Feet High And Rising - De La Soul
7. The Low End Theory - A Tribe Called Quest
26. Things Fall Apart - The Roots
33. Midnight Maruaders - A Tribe Called Quest
35. Black Star - Mos Def (&Talib Kweli!)
52. Like Water For Chocolate - Common
54. Sex Packets - Digital Underground
61. 3 Years , 5 Days , and 2 Months in the Life of... - Arrested Development
63. By All Means Necessary - Boogie Down Productions
72. Straight Out the Jungle - The Jungle Brothers
80. De La Soul Is Dead - De La Soul
81. People's Instinctive Travels and The Paths of Rhythm - A Tribe
Called Quest
82. One For All - Brand Nubian
83. Ghetto Music: The Blueprint of Hip-Hop - Boogie Down Productions
85. Bizarre Ride II the Pharcyde - Pharcyde
88. Black on Both Sides - Mos Def
31. Done By the Forces of Nature - Jungle Brothers
51. Jazzmatazz, Vol. 1 - Guru
79. Home - Spearhead
80. Sons of the P - Digital Underground
90. Behind the Front - The Black Eyed Peas
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Postby rez » Thu Dec 30, 2004 4:05 pm

Thats a great list of lp's....

unfortunately your criteria rule out about 90% of them. Female backing vocals smack of "rnb" which was taboo in hip hop music until the late 1990's, with the result that on virtually all of the stone cold classics of the genre threre aren't many female backing singers.

wicked list all the same, I'd reccomend the following, although they mostly dont fit your criteria:

1. It Takes A Nation of Millions To Hold Us Back - Public Enemy
4. Paid In Full - Eric B. & Rakim
5. 3 Feet High And Rising - De La Soul
7. The Low End Theory - A Tribe Called Quest
8. Straight Outta Compton - N.W.A.
9. Criminal Minded - Boogie Down Productions
10. Illmatic - Nas
12. The Chronic - Dr. Dre
15. Aquemini - Outkast
23. Enter The Wu-Tang (36 Chambers) - Wu Tang Clan
26. Things Fall Apart - The Roots
29. O.G. Original Gangster - Ice T
33. Midnight Maruaders - A Tribe Called Quest
34. Fear of A Black Planet - Public Enemy
41. The Great Adventures of Slick Rick - Slick Rick
42. Follow the Leader - Eric B. & Rakim
43. Daily Operation - Gang Starr
46. KRS-One - KRS-One
58. AmeriKKKa's Most Wanted - Ice Cube
59. The Cactus Album - 3rd Bass
63. By All Means Necessary - Boogie Down Productions
65. The Slim Shady LP - Eminem
79. Apocolypse 91...The Enemy Strikes Back - Public Enemy
80. De La Soul Is Dead - De La Soul
81. People's Instinctive Travels and The Paths of Rhythm - A Tribe Called Quest
83. Ghetto Music: The Blueprint of Hip-Hop - Boogie Down Productions
84. Cypress Hill - Cypress Hill
85. Bizarre Ride II the Pharcyde - Pharcyde
96. Death Certificate - Ice Cube
99. Step In The Arena - Gang Starr


1. '93 Til Infinity - Souls of Mischief
2. Breaking Atoms - Main Source
5. I Wish My Brother George Was Here - Del the Funkee Homosapien
7. Illadelph Halflife - The Roots
8. The Most Beautifullest Thing In This World - Keith Murray
15. Mecca and the Soul Brother - Pete Rock & CL Smooth
22. Liquid Swords - GZA/Genius
28. Enta Da Stage - Black Moon
34. Sun Rises In the East - Jeru Da Damaja
35. Runaway Slave - Showbiz & A.G.
42. 21 and Over - Tha Alkaholiks
45. Tical - Method Man
48. Organized Konfusion - Organized Konfusion
68. A Prince Among Theives - Prince Paul
78. Dead Serious - Das EFX
94. Gravity - Da Bush Babees
95. Dah Shinin' - Smif-N-Wessun
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Postby rez » Thu Dec 30, 2004 4:07 pm

Just reviewed my list god it's long....

sorry bout that all those lp's are wicked though....I even left off a few quality ones!

Where'd you get the original list btw?
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Postby rez » Thu Dec 30, 2004 4:08 pm

Just reviewed my list god it's long....

sorry bout that all those lp's are wicked though....I even left off a few quality ones!

Where'd you get the original list btw? I'm off home to my parents to dig out a few of these babies give them a well deserved spin!
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Postby southlondonstephen » Thu Dec 30, 2004 4:21 pm

"groovy and melodic and may have nice female background voices ? and where the mc has a cool voice that doesn't distract from the music"

Your thinking of soul music. The above does not describe hip hop music. Half of the LPs on your list are not great- the other half are- but they don't fit the description of what you are hoping to find in hip hop. Try 70's soul!
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