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Title: Good Hip Hop Still Exists
Post by: AUChizad on June 23, 2010, 11:11:00 PM
Hip Hop in general has been in a downward slide for the last decade, in my opinion.

Every once in a while, a couple of albums come out that give me hope.

Here is a review of some of those albums:

B.o.B - The Adventures of Bobby Ray
(http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/c/c5/TheAdventuresofBobbyRay.jpg)

Very melodic hip hop. Lots of live instrumentation and a rock influence. Rivers Cuomo from Weezer even makes an appearance. He even heavily samples and interpolates Vampire Weekend's "The Kids Don't Stand A Chance".

The sample provided below features the chick from Paramore, and there's a remix on the album that also features Eminem. Not sure why he didn't make that version the single.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kn6-c223DUU#ws (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kn6-c223DUU#ws)

Travie McCoy - Lazarus

(http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/9/98/Lazarus-Travie-McCoy.jpg)

Perhaps even more melodic and rock influenced than B.o.B, also including a song sampling an Indie hit, "Alright" by Supergrass. This is the solo album from the lead singer (or more accurately, rapper) from the pop-punk-rap band Gym Class heroes, but hey, I'm counting it as a rap album.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8aRor905cCw# (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8aRor905cCw#)

Drake - Thank Me Later
(http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/c/c0/ThankMeLater.jpg)

There are very few "club bangers" on this album, and the ones that are there are obviously built-in singles.

The majority of these tracks are entrancing, slow and dream-like. Really different stuff.

Again, this is a single, so it's not really representative of the album, but here's a sample.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2lTB1pIg1y0#ws (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2lTB1pIg1y0#ws)
Title: Re: Good Hip Hop Still Exists
Post by: wesfau2 on June 24, 2010, 09:00:32 AM
Shad's new album, TSOL, is very, very good.

Check it out.
Title: Re: Good Hip Hop Still Exists
Post by: AUChizad on June 24, 2010, 09:31:11 AM
Shad's new album, TSOL, is very, very good.

Check it out.
Interesting, I will check it out when I get home. If I like that, which I think I may, I'll download his discography.

Wonder if the name of the album is named after the punk band, which stands for (True Sons of Liberty)?
Title: Re: Good Hip Hop Still Exists
Post by: wesfau2 on June 24, 2010, 12:23:03 PM
Interesting, I will check it out when I get home. If I like that, which I think I may, I'll download his discography.

Wonder if the name of the album is named after the punk band, which stands for (True Sons of Liberty)?

Not sure what the genesis of the name was.

Also, I don't know how far back you're going for hip hop, but here are a few from the last 5 years or so that give hope:

Aesop Rock - None Shall Pass
Sage Francis - A Healthy Distrust
Atmosphere - You Can't Imagine How Much Fun We're Having
P.O.S. - Audition
Title: Re: Good Hip Hop Still Exists
Post by: AWK on June 24, 2010, 12:27:06 PM
Not sure what the genesis of the name was.

Also, I don't know how far back you're going for hip hop, but here are a few from the last 5 years or so that give hope:

Aesop Rock - None Shall Pass
Sage Francis - A Healthy Distrust
Atmosphere - You Can't Imagine How Much Fun We're Having
P.O.S. - Audition
White rappers from Minnesota rule.
Title: Re: Good Hip Hop Still Exists
Post by: GH2001 on June 24, 2010, 12:27:30 PM
Hip Hop in general has been in a downward slide since it was invented. for the last decade, in my opinion.



FTFY
Title: Re: Good Hip Hop Still Exists
Post by: wesfau2 on June 24, 2010, 01:59:36 PM
White rappers from Minnesota rule.

If you had included P.O.S. in your highlighted gheyness, you could drop the racial qualifier, cracka.
Title: Re: Good Hip Hop Still Exists
Post by: AWK on June 24, 2010, 02:05:46 PM
If you had included P.O.S. in your highlighted gheyness, you could drop the racial qualifier, cracka.
I like Atmosphere, and I seemed to be one of the 5 people in Alabama that know he exists.  P.O.S., ehhh, not so much.
Title: Re: Good Hip Hop Still Exists
Post by: wesfau2 on June 24, 2010, 02:17:46 PM
I like Atmosphere, and I seemed to be one of the 5 people in Alabama that know he exists.  P.O.S., ehhh, not so much.

Point of order: Atmosphere is the name for two people working in concert: Sean Daley/Slug (MC) and ANT (DJ/producer).

Check out P.O.S.'s song "Brokedown Concept".  You have to love a song that starts out:

First of all, fudge Bush
That's all, that's the end of it...
Title: Re: Good Hip Hop Still Exists
Post by: AUChizad on June 24, 2010, 04:27:15 PM
If you had included P.O.S. in your highlighted gheyness, you could drop the racial qualifier, cracka.
And Aesop Rock. I have None Shall Pass. Good album.

Coffee was my jam for a while.
Title: Re: Good Hip Hop Still Exists
Post by: AWK on June 24, 2010, 04:47:51 PM
Oh yeah, and I really like the B.O.B album.  And, as much as I hate to say it, I like Jason Derulo's album.
Title: Re: Good Hip Hop Still Exists
Post by: wesfau2 on June 24, 2010, 05:14:32 PM
And Aesop Rock. I have None Shall Pass. Good album.

Coffee was my jam for a while.

Ian/Aesop is a white dude from NYC.
Title: Re: Good Hip Hop Still Exists
Post by: AUChizad on June 24, 2010, 05:17:20 PM
Ian/Aesop is a white dude from NYC.
I'm aware. I think I misinterpreted the statement.

P.O.S. is the only non-Caucasian listed?
Title: Re: Good Hip Hop Still Exists
Post by: wesfau2 on June 25, 2010, 09:57:23 AM
I'm aware. I think I misinterpreted the statement.

P.O.S. is the only non-Caucasian listed?

Yeah, but if you want to get picky, Slug is bi-racial.
Title: Re: Good Hip Hop Still Exists
Post by: Thrilla on June 25, 2010, 10:53:19 AM
Oh yeah, and I really like the B.O.B album.  And, as much as I hate to say it, I like Jason Derulo's album.

Doesn't Jason Derulo start off every song by singing his name?
Title: Re: Good Hip Hop Still Exists
Post by: AWK on June 27, 2010, 06:56:32 PM
Doesn't Jason Derulo start off every song by singing his name?
So you've heard of him...no pun intended.
Title: Re: Good Hip Hop Still Exists
Post by: Jumbo on June 28, 2010, 02:35:05 PM
M&M's new cd isn't bad ass.
Title: Re: Good Hip Hop Still Exists
Post by: wesfau2 on June 28, 2010, 02:36:06 PM
M&M's new cd isn't bad ass.

I downloaded it, but haven't mustered the giveadamn to unpack and listen to it.
Title: Re: Good Hip Hop Still Exists
Post by: AUChizad on July 05, 2010, 11:59:40 AM
Title: Re: Good Hip Hop Still Exists
Post by: wesfau2 on July 05, 2010, 01:07:05 PM
I just downloaded and gave it a listen-to.


Have you checked out Shad yet?  I'm curious to hear your take on him.
Title: Re: Good Hip Hop Still Exists
Post by: AUChizad on July 05, 2010, 03:17:16 PM
Have you checked out Shad yet?  I'm curious to hear your take on him.
A+ shoot.

I downloaded all three of his albums. All good shoot. Thanks for the recommendation.
Title: Re: Good Hip Hop Still Exists
Post by: BZ770 on July 05, 2010, 10:06:32 PM
Does Black Eyed Peas count as good hip hop?
Title: Re: Good Hip Hop Still Exists
Post by: wesfau2 on July 06, 2010, 11:35:08 AM
A+ shoot.

I downloaded all three of his albums. All good shoot. Thanks for the recommendation.

Right on.  Glad you like it. 

Does Black Eyed Peas count as good hip hop?

No.

Not ever.
Title: Re: Good Hip Hop Still Exists
Post by: AUChizad on July 06, 2010, 11:54:25 AM
Right on.  Glad you like it.  

No.

Not ever.
Pre-Fergie they were pretty good underground hip hop, in the same vein as Jurassic 5 or Pharcyde.

They are now the definition of pop music.
Title: Re: Good Hip Hop Still Exists
Post by: AUChizad on July 20, 2010, 10:10:31 PM
J. Cole appears promising.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6o9dXLNuXic#ws (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6o9dXLNuXic#ws)

I think we're seeing a hip-hop revolution. The pop radio shoot doesn't suck like it has for the past 10 years.
Title: Re: Good Hip Hop Still Exists
Post by: War Eagle!!! on July 26, 2010, 11:37:20 AM
Have you checked out Shad yet?  I'm curious to hear your take on him.

One of the best videos I have ever seen...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q-mAMH5S6VA#ws (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q-mAMH5S6VA#ws)
Title: Re: Good Hip Hop Still Exists
Post by: wesfau2 on August 05, 2010, 11:24:08 AM
Big Boi's new album, Sir Lucious Left Foot...Son of Chico Dusty, is good.  Very good.

I always expect big things from Andre and Big Boi, but this is even better than I'd hoped.

Even has a Yelawolf cameo....unexpected to say the least.

For the curious, check youtube for Yela's "Box Chevy 3".
Title: Re: Good Hip Hop Still Exists
Post by: AUChizad on August 05, 2010, 11:46:10 AM
Big Boi's new album, Sir Lucious Left Foot...Son of Chico Dusty, is good.  Very good.

I always expect big things from Andre and Big Boi, but this is even better than I'd hoped.

Even has a Yelawolf cameo....unexpected to say the least.

For the curious, check youtube for Yela's "Box Chevy 3".
I can vouch for this.

I downloaded it as well. In the past Andre was always my favorite, and I felt he pulled Big Boi's weight a bit.

Now, Andre 3000 is so far out there, they're like comparing apples to oranges. Andre isn't even really a rapper anymore.

I guess Big Boi has picked up the slack out of necessity.
Title: Re: Good Hip Hop Still Exists
Post by: wesfau2 on August 05, 2010, 11:52:11 AM
I can vouch for this.

I downloaded it as well. In the past Andre was always my favorite, and I felt he pulled Big Boi's weight a bit.

Now, Andre 3000 is so far out there, they're like comparing apples to oranges. Andre isn't even really a rapper anymore.

I guess Big Boi has picked up the slack out of necessity.

I, too, preferred Andre for a long time.  Then Speakerboxx/The Love Below gave me a dose of each on his own.  Big Boi has been my favorite ever since.
Title: Re: Good Hip Hop Still Exists
Post by: AUChizad on August 05, 2010, 10:45:55 PM
Even has a Yelawolf cameo....unexpected to say the least.
Gadsden, AL, represent!!!

Also, he has a cameo from a band out of Marietta he apparently signed to his label, Vonnegutt.
Title: Re: Good Hip Hop Still Exists
Post by: AUChizad on August 22, 2010, 03:54:52 PM
Technically not Hip Hop, but I thought I'd post the new Cee Lo song.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CAV0XrbEwNc
Title: Re: Good Hip Hop Still Exists
Post by: wesfau2 on August 28, 2010, 10:43:37 AM
New Sage Francis video.  Wow.  Loved the song already, but the video is a whole other level.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YjirFBpp7ho&feature=player_embedded
Title: Re: Good Hip Hop Still Exists
Post by: Townhallsavoy on August 28, 2010, 11:46:25 AM
Any Del the Funky Homosapien fans here? 

He just released a new album.  Not as good as his old ones but still good stuff.
Title: Re: Good Hip Hop Still Exists
Post by: wesfau2 on August 28, 2010, 01:23:42 PM
Any Del the Funky Homosapien fans here? 

He just released a new album.  Not as good as his old ones but still good stuff.

Can you point me somewhere?
Title: Re: Good Hip Hop Still Exists
Post by: AUChizad on August 28, 2010, 04:45:59 PM
This thread is incomplete without a KiD CuDi video.

http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=-4242891227695310939#
Title: Re: Good Hip Hop Still Exists
Post by: AUChizad on August 28, 2010, 05:29:07 PM
Even has a Yelawolf cameo....unexpected to say the least.

For the curious, check youtube for Yela's "Box Chevy 3".
Back to Yelawolf, he is pretty damn amazing.

However, I just saw this video.

Notice the part about "waking up in Crimson Tide Alabama Sweatpants", and popping the "punk" in the Auburn hoodie.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=np3pU-dLok4
Title: Re: Good Hip Hop Still Exists
Post by: wesfau2 on August 29, 2010, 12:54:09 PM
Back to Yelawolf, he is pretty damn amazing.

However, I just saw this video.

Notice the part about "waking up in Crimson Tide Alabama Sweatpants", and popping the "punk" in the Auburn hoodie.


Well, a redneck rapper has to be a bama fan, right?
Title: Re: Good Hip Hop Still Exists
Post by: AWK on September 02, 2010, 03:48:45 PM
The official video...even more awesome.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pc0mxOXbWIU&feature=player_embedded
Title: Re: Good Hip Hop Still Exists
Post by: wesfau2 on September 15, 2010, 12:51:34 PM
For a trip down memory lane, create a "Big Boi" channel on Pandora (I assume Outkast would work as well).

The last few artists: Craig Mack, Slick Rick, Ice Cube, Nas, Mobb Deep, B.I.G., UGK

Awesome.
Title: Re: Good Hip Hop Still Exists
Post by: AUChizad on December 19, 2010, 06:56:32 PM
Diddy Dirty Money's Last Train to Paris is a pretty solid album.

I think it's the most interesting project Puffy Puff Daddy P. Diddy Diddy Sean Combs has on his resume. Very futuristic and atypical beats, yet still pretty poppy. I guess more along the lines of Drake or some of Kanye West's more recent stuff. Has a little bit of a Euro House Trip-Hop feel.

Pretty different stuff from the "Uh Huh. Yeah" guy from the 90's.
Title: Re: Good Hip Hop Still Exists
Post by: AWK on December 27, 2010, 02:11:01 PM
Diddy Dirty Money's Last Train to Paris is a pretty solid album.

I think it's the most interesting project Puffy Puff Daddy P. Diddy Diddy Sean Combs has on his resume. Very futuristic and atypical beats, yet still pretty poppy. I guess more along the lines of Drake or some of Kanye West's more recent stuff. Has a little bit of a Euro House Trip-Hop feel.

Pretty different stuff from the "Uh Huh. Yeah" guy from the 90's.
Have to agree.  Downloaded it, pretty good all around.
Title: Re: Good Hip Hop Still Exists
Post by: AUChizad on December 13, 2011, 04:55:38 PM
Yelawolf recently released his debut album, Radioactive.

(http://therapup.net/wp-content/uploads/2011/11/yelawolf-radioactive-cover.jpg)

It is damn good. You have to get past the multiple Crimson Tide references. Dude is full bammer. But he is an amazing talent.

He did it right. His mixtapes that have been out to this point have an underground feel and highlight his rap skills. His album, however, is more focused on the songs themselves. They are structured well. I could hear many of these becoming pop radio hits. Not necessarily a bad thing. Think B.O.B. Then other songs on the album are distinctly unique.

Trying to pick out highlights is difficult, because they're all so good. Also it seems like, rather than getting tired of his style as the album wears on, each song seems to be better and better than the previous one.

If I have to pick highlights, check out "Radio" (an ode to 90's music), "Slumerican shootizen", "Everything I Love The Most", "Write Your Name", and "Throw It Up".
Title: Re: Good Hip Hop Still Exists
Post by: Kaos on December 14, 2011, 08:06:50 AM

It is damn good. You have to get past the multiple Crimson Tide references. Dude is full bammer. But he is an amazing talent.


fudge that.  fudge that ten ways to Sunday.

Have you lost your mind?  There is no "talent" "amazing" enough to overcome that kind of shoot.  I don't care if Snoop, Eminem, Dre and Tupac all made a baby together it wouldn't have enough talent to overcome ONE reference to that shoot, much less multiple. 
Title: Re: Good Hip Hop Still Exists
Post by: AUChizad on December 14, 2011, 09:45:15 AM

fudge that.  fudge that ten ways to Sunday.

Have you lost your mind?  There is no "talent" "amazing" enough to overcome that kind of shoot.  I don't care if Snoop, Eminem, Dre and Tupac all made a baby together it wouldn't have enough talent to overcome ONE reference to that shoot, much less multiple.
You're not going to like this, for sure.

http://www.dailymotion.com/embed/video/xmsf3z_211125235612_tech (http://www.dailymotion.com/embed/video/xmsf3z_211125235612_tech)
Title: Re: Good Hip Hop Still Exists
Post by: Kaos on December 14, 2011, 10:57:31 AM
You're not going to like this, for sure.


I'll never know because I'm not pushing the play arrow.
Title: Re: Good Hip Hop Still Exists
Post by: War Eagle!!! on December 14, 2011, 10:23:34 PM
Yelawolf recently released his debut album, Radioactive.


Say wha?

What about Trunk Muzik. It has the aforementioned "Pop the truck", "I just wanna party" and my favorite of the album "Daddy's Lambo"...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RVcCDRzjtWg#ws (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RVcCDRzjtWg#ws)
Title: Re: Good Hip Hop Still Exists
Post by: AUChizad on December 15, 2011, 08:25:47 AM
Say wha?

What about Trunk Muzik. It has the aforementioned "Pop the truck", "I just wanna party" and my favorite of the album "Daddy's Lambo"...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RVcCDRzjtWg#ws (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RVcCDRzjtWg#ws)
Major label debut.

Trunk Muzik was a mixtape.
Title: Re: Good Hip Hop Still Exists
Post by: Vandy Vol on December 15, 2011, 11:12:03 AM
Mixtapes are for the skreetz.  Prowler knew all about that shoot before it was even recorded.
Title: Re: Good Hip Hop Still Exists
Post by: Vandy Vol on January 06, 2012, 10:59:05 AM
I happened to catch a new HBO documentary called Angry Boys.  It follows juvenile delinquents in Australia, and is in general pretty fudgeing odd.

Anyhow, the two brothers that the documentary mostly follows have an obsession with this American rapper who goes by the name of S.mouse.  Never heard of the guy before.

They interviewed him pretty extensively in one of the episodes, and showed several of his songs.  And holy shoot is this bad.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3yag7SH24qU# (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3yag7SH24qU#)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CMy2zJVu34A#ws (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CMy2zJVu34A#ws)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0mT8coVpo8k# (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0mT8coVpo8k#)
Title: Re: Good Hip Hop Still Exists
Post by: wesfau2 on January 06, 2012, 11:07:53 AM
I happened to catch a new HBO documentary called Angry Boys.

You got trolled by HBO.

I caught a PBS bit last weekend about this Australian comedian and his new show "Angry Boys".  I forgot the guy's name, but he plays the twin brothers, their grandmother and the fake rapper.

Edit note:  Chris Lilley is the guy's name.  http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chris_Lilley_%28comedian%29 (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chris_Lilley_%28comedian%29)
Title: Re: Good Hip Hop Still Exists
Post by: Buzz Killington on January 06, 2012, 11:27:55 AM
You got trolled by HBO.

I caught a PBS bit last weekend about this Australian comedian and his new show "Angry Boys".  I forgot the guy's name, but he plays the twin brothers, their grandmother and the fake rapper.

Well...poo on you.
Title: Re: Good Hip Hop Still Exists
Post by: Vandy Vol on January 06, 2012, 11:59:00 AM
You got trolled by HBO.

I caught a PBS bit last weekend about this Australian comedian and his new show "Angry Boys".  I forgot the guy's name, but he plays the twin brothers, their grandmother and the fake rapper.

Edit note:  Chris Lilley is the guy's name.  http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chris_Lilley_%28comedian%29 (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chris_Lilley_%28comedian%29)

Thank God.  Because I was afraid that S.mouse was serious.

Well played, HBO.  I thought the characters were a bit over the top (and that the grandmother looked a bit mannish, as well as S.mouse looking oddly not black), but in general it was convincing.  I just thought they were all fudgeing crazy Australians.
Title: Re: Good Hip Hop Still Exists
Post by: GH2001 on January 06, 2012, 02:54:10 PM
You're not going to like this, for sure.

http://www.dailymotion.com/embed/video/xmsf3z_211125235612_tech (http://www.dailymotion.com/embed/video/xmsf3z_211125235612_tech)

That looks like Jesse Pinkman. Tobogan, jacket and all.
Title: Re: Good Hip Hop Still Exists
Post by: Vandy Vol on January 08, 2012, 09:44:23 PM
A couple of pretty good artists from Britain.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WRwnG0483pI#ws (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WRwnG0483pI#ws)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nC6jyJTcc64#ws (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nC6jyJTcc64#ws)

Title: Re: Good Hip Hop Still Exists
Post by: AUChizad on January 13, 2012, 11:57:43 AM
You got trolled by HBO.

I caught a PBS bit last weekend about this Australian comedian and his new show "Angry Boys".  I forgot the guy's name, but he plays the twin brothers, their grandmother and the fake rapper.

Edit note:  Chris Lilley is the guy's name.  http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chris_Lilley_%28comedian%29 (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chris_Lilley_%28comedian%29)
Summer Heights High was not to be missed.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=waB5eqY7M3o# (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=waB5eqY7M3o#)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xKK71W3Ft78# (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xKK71W3Ft78#)
Title: Re: Good Hip Hop Still Exists
Post by: AUChizad on January 13, 2012, 12:03:57 PM
A couple of pretty good artists from Britain.
I have that Tinie Tempah album.

This was going to be our intro song, and I think is still played before the games.

www.youtube.com/watch?v=cD2ELoIALd0 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cD2ELoIALd0#ws)

I like that Dot Rotten guy. Will look into that.
Title: Re: Good Hip Hop Still Exists
Post by: AUChizad on January 30, 2012, 11:10:51 PM
On the subject of British Rappers, ever heard of Dizzee Rascal?

His debut, Boy In Da Corner, debuted about 10 years ago, but it's pretty good.

He's had 3 albums since, but they're not quite as interesting sounding. Pretty different shoot, especially when it was released.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0pnJPX60vXA# (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0pnJPX60vXA#)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kZGvnI37mxk# (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kZGvnI37mxk#)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ubesJeT9Bus# (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ubesJeT9Bus#)
Title: Re: Good Hip Hop Still Exists
Post by: wesfau2 on May 02, 2012, 09:10:59 PM
One of the best videos I have ever seen...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q-mAMH5S6VA#ws (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q-mAMH5S6VA#ws)

I was just re-watching this and realized that I skipped the end of the video in my previous viewings.  When he walks into the apartment and asks his buddy what he's watching on tv, the guy says "Pharcyde" and Shad says, "Never heard of 'em".  Cracked me up...since his whole video was an homage to the video playing on the tv.

Also, check out the "Yaa, I Get It" video by Shad.  fudgeing bananas.  This guy is a phenomenal rapper and does it without resorting to the standard rap music crutches: guns, drugs, hos, etc.  shoot, the guy doesn't even curse.   I've been on his bandwagon a while, and he still impresses me.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1Moge_dQPeU&feature=relmfu
Title: Re: Good Hip Hop Still Exists
Post by: wesfau2 on May 02, 2012, 09:28:22 PM

fudge that.  fudge that ten ways to Sunday.

Have you lost your mind?  There is no "talent" "amazing" enough to overcome that kind of shoot.  I don't care if Snoop, Eminem, Dre and Tupac all made a baby together it wouldn't have enough talent to overcome ONE reference to that shoot, much less multiple.

I'm super conflicted, because I like the guy and can otherwise overlook his bammer-ness.  Buuuuut...in the "Let's Roll" video, I'm pretty sure I saw him shooting skeet (the non-sexual kind) with Harvey Updyke.

Title: Re: Good Hip Hop Still Exists
Post by: Token on May 02, 2012, 11:24:12 PM
I'm super conflicted, because I like the guy and can otherwise overlook his bammer-ness.  Buuuuut...in the "Let's Roll" video, I'm pretty sure I saw him shooting skeet (the non-sexual kind) with Harvey Updyke.

I like the guy.  I'm not really into his type of music, but he's from my hometown and shot most of that video in Etowah County.  Glad to see someone local making a name for himself.  A lot of people from my area are in that video, and I don't know for certain, but I think "let's roll" is the video where he has every family member in the video.  Could be an uncle instead of Harvey. 
Title: Re: Good Hip Hop Still Exists
Post by: djsimp on May 03, 2012, 12:38:08 AM
I was just re-watching this and realized that I skipped the end of the video in my previous viewings.  When he walks into the apartment and asks his buddy what he's watching on tv, the guy says "Pharcyde" and Shad says, "Never heard of 'em".  Cracked me up...since his whole video was an homage to the video playing on the tv.

Also, check out the "Yaa, I Get It" video by Shad.  fudgeing bananas.  This guy is a phenomenal rapper and does it without resorting to the standard rap music crutches: guns, drugs, hos, etc.  shoot, the guy doesn't even curse.   I've been on his bandwagon a while, and he still impresses me.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1Moge_dQPeU&feature=relmfu

Me and a friend of mine were in a conversation about some hip hop we use to spin. The lyrical concept from Shad reminds me a lot of one rapper in particular.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZiQoVv0FSKQ

Along with Goodie Mod and Outkast, the Gza from Wu-tang was one of my favs. These guys were rapping poetry not some stupid bullshoot people call rap today.
Title: Re: Good Hip Hop Still Exists
Post by: Vandy Vol on May 03, 2012, 01:16:56 AM
His first hit "I Love College" made me initially avoid him, but I do like Asher Roth after hearing his other stuff:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VTfrbU74TdE (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VTfrbU74TdE)
Title: Re: Good Hip Hop Still Exists
Post by: Vandy Vol on May 03, 2012, 01:24:41 AM
And J Cole:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fwux1A5hBdQ (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fwux1A5hBdQ)
Title: Re: Good Hip Hop Still Exists
Post by: Vandy Vol on May 05, 2012, 06:28:11 PM
B.o.B continues his streak of awesome:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lVgR6gaMYnY (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lVgR6gaMYnY)
Title: Re: Good Hip Hop Still Exists
Post by: Vandy Vol on June 13, 2012, 08:56:26 PM
For those of you who enjoy the lyrical side of hip hop:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J42ucDOLpUk (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J42ucDOLpUk)
Title: Re: Good Hip Hop Still Exists
Post by: Vandy Vol on July 10, 2012, 10:03:23 PM
Poetic.

www.youtube.com/watch?v=iXvDga5ENlQ (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iXvDga5ENlQ)
Title: Re: Good Hip Hop Still Exists
Post by: Vandy Vol on July 17, 2012, 07:05:29 PM
Not quite hip hop, but also not interesting enough to have its own thread.  But interesting nonetheless.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iW1W34A-n4I (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iW1W34A-n4I)
Title: Re: Good Hip Hop Still Exists
Post by: wesfau2 on July 20, 2012, 12:04:52 AM
New Shad is out:  Melancholy and the Infinite Shadness

Typically great rhymes over familiar songs:

1) Milli Vanilli (Girl You Know It's True!)
2) Cannonball (the Breeders)
3) It Ain't Over (Lenny Kravitz)
4) old Prince (The Tiny Purple Genius)
5) new Don (PM Dawn)

http://shadk.bandcamp.com/album/melancholy-and-the-infinite-shadness
Title: Re: Good Hip Hop Still Exists
Post by: wesfau2 on August 24, 2012, 05:57:09 PM
Just got recommended Stophouse.  I have no idea who these guys are, but they're pretty fudgeing good.  Kind of indie/grimy.  They must have some connections: Yelawolf is a guest on "Rocketman" and fudgeing Slug is on "Kelly Kapowski."

Get it here:
http://stophouse.bandcamp.com/download?enc=any&from=email&id=111164125&payment_id=1511775101&sig=661e3b6288d861ea31ce733fe59aec27&type=album
Title: Re: Good Hip Hop Still Exists
Post by: Vandy Vol on August 24, 2012, 06:32:11 PM
Just got recommended Stophouse.  I have no idea who these guys are, but they're pretty fudgeing good.  Kind of indie/grimy.  They must have some connections: Yelawolf is a guest on "Rocketman" and fudgeing Slug is on "Kelly Kapowski."

Get it here:
http://stophouse.bandcamp.com/download?enc=any&from=email&id=111164125&payment_id=1511775101&sig=661e3b6288d861ea31ce733fe59aec27&type=album

"A Month From Now" is awesome.
Title: Re: Good Hip Hop Still Exists
Post by: wesfau2 on August 28, 2012, 11:21:10 AM
The new Aesop Rock is pretty good.  Not as catchy/full of hooks as None Shall Pass, but he's definitely learned to rein in the stream of consciousness that was the rule on his earlier stuff.

New album is Skelethon.
Title: Re: Good Hip Hop Still Exists
Post by: AUChizad on October 03, 2012, 11:37:16 PM
(http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/2/2f/Welcome_to_Our_House.jpg)

The poster child for this thread.

Fantastic album.

The puns, similes, and references display a wit not heard in at least a decade in hip hop. Not since the Marshall Mathers LP have I been so astonished that they were able to rhyme that many syllables that many times, and still say something interesting and witty. The beats are fantastic too. A subtle interpolation of "Falling Away From Me" by Korn is the backdrop for one song, while a sample of "Give it Away" by Red Hot Chilli Peppers fills another.

Listen. To. This. Album.
Title: Re: Good Hip Hop Still Exists
Post by: War Eagle!!! on October 19, 2012, 09:56:01 AM
(http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/2/2f/Welcome_to_Our_House.jpg)

The poster child for this thread.

Fantastic album.

The puns, similes, and references display a wit not heard in at least a decade in hip hop. Not since the Marshall Mathers LP have I been so astonished that they were able to rhyme that many syllables that many times, and still say something interesting and witty. The beats are fantastic too. A subtle interpolation of "Falling Away From Me" by Korn is the backdrop for one song, while a sample of "Give it Away" by Red Hot Chilli Peppers fills another.

Listen. To. This. Album.

Thanks for this. Really solid album with 6 or 7 really good tracks.
Title: Re: Good Hip Hop Still Exists
Post by: wesfau2 on December 14, 2012, 08:39:29 AM
The new Big Boi album, Vicious Lies and Dangerous Rumors, is...underwhelming.

That's a total disappointment since Lucious Left Foot was so great.
Title: Re: Good Hip Hop Still Exists
Post by: AUChizad on December 20, 2012, 05:52:29 PM
I've been jamming to Macklemore.

Good shoot.

http://youtu.be/QK8mJJJvaes
http://youtu.be/ZSJBtq5VQZA
http://youtu.be/hlVBg7_08n0
http://youtu.be/29UMACdfyZw
Title: Re: Good Hip Hop Still Exists
Post by: War Eagle!!! on December 20, 2012, 09:56:37 PM
I've been jamming to Macklemore.

Good shoot.

http://youtu.be/QK8mJJJvaes


This became an instant favorite...nice...

Title: Re: Good Hip Hop Still Exists
Post by: wesfau2 on December 22, 2012, 09:05:44 AM
The new Big Boi album, Vicious Lies and Dangerous Rumors, is...underwhelming.

That's a total disappointment since Lucious Left Foot was so great.

I'm warming up to this after a few more listens.  It just doesn't have me craving certain songs like Left Foot did.

"Shoes for Running" has a catchy indie-pop hook.
"In the A" has solid guest spots (TI and Luda).
"Thom Pettie" has Big Boi's strongest verse on the album.
"Momma Told Me" has a nice hook courtesy of Kelly Rowland.

Just doesn't have any instant bangers like the last one.
Title: Re: Good Hip Hop Still Exists
Post by: wesfau2 on December 22, 2012, 09:24:16 AM
This became an instant favorite...nice...

Agreed.  Good beat and fun, smart rhymes.

Went and listened to a few more songs.  He's about 50% fun, goofy tunes and 50% somber, "message" songs.

"And We Danced" is practically a Lonely Island B-side.
Title: Re: Good Hip Hop Still Exists
Post by: AWK on December 27, 2012, 11:20:32 AM
This is fudgeing awesome.
Title: Re: Good Hip Hop Still Exists
Post by: djsimp on December 28, 2012, 02:05:42 PM
http://www.facebook.com/v/104627443044563
Title: Re: Good Hip Hop Still Exists
Post by: bottomfeeder on December 28, 2012, 02:17:25 PM
Any of you going to see this? http://classic.lagniappemobile.com/article.asp?articleID=6044&sid=23
Title: Re: Good Hip Hop Still Exists
Post by: Godfather on May 07, 2013, 03:35:08 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A3PbMlbUtUo
Title: Re: Good Hip Hop Still Exists
Post by: Vandy Vol on May 07, 2013, 04:42:35 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A3PbMlbUtUo

I'm assuming the Lil richardy song somehow brought you to this guy?  Because that chick is in both videos...
Title: Re: Good Hip Hop Still Exists
Post by: Godfather on May 07, 2013, 04:51:30 PM
Si Senor
Title: Re: Good Hip Hop Still Exists
Post by: djsimp on May 07, 2013, 08:23:11 PM
http://youtu.be/obAuAz_5WhQ
Title: Re: Good Hip Hop Still Exists
Post by: AUTiger1 on May 08, 2013, 09:59:15 AM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A3PbMlbUtUo

My god I love her!
Title: Re: Good Hip Hop Still Exists
Post by: AUChizad on May 08, 2013, 11:43:34 AM
http://youtu.be/obAuAz_5WhQ
Tre Mason's dad still makin' beatz.
Title: Re: Good Hip Hop Still Exists
Post by: djsimp on May 08, 2013, 02:13:57 PM
Tre Mason's dad still makin' beatz.

Yeah, and it sounds great imo. The lyrics work well with the title of this thread.
Title: Re: Good Hip Hop Still Exists
Post by: Vandy Vol on May 08, 2013, 10:56:10 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=trtdEg34eII (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=trtdEg34eII)
Title: Re: Good Hip Hop Still Exists
Post by: AUChizad on May 13, 2013, 03:24:41 PM
Joey Bada$$.

Kid's like 18, but ironically, resembles hip hop that was popular around the time he was born in '95.

http://youtu.be/51e1gIkzHgk
http://youtu.be/2d307wz-dHk
http://youtu.be/Uv658wfVt6I
Title: Re: Good Hip Hop Still Exists
Post by: bottomfeeder on May 13, 2013, 07:21:53 PM
This is as close to Hip Hop as I'll get.
www.youtube.com/watch?v=wXrkg_DweRs
Title: Re: Good Hip Hop Still Exists
Post by: Godfather on May 14, 2013, 09:02:03 AM
This is as close to Hip Hop as I'll get.
www.youtube.com/watch?v=wXrkg_DweRs
You know it isn't necessary for you to participate in every thread.
Title: Re: Good Hip Hop Still Exists
Post by: Godfather on June 06, 2013, 03:42:52 PM
Been loving the shoot outta this dudes sound since I found him off of VV Lilrichardy Post.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=slr25IGDmmA

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oST3fnZ02Yk

I'd say 70% of album is very good.
Title: Re: Good Hip Hop Still Exists
Post by: Vandy Vol on June 06, 2013, 03:48:16 PM
I'd say 70% of album is very good.

So, four ninths?   :thumsup:
Title: Re: Good Hip Hop Still Exists
Post by: Godfather on June 06, 2013, 03:50:11 PM
So, four ninths?   :thumsup:
You have to carry the 7/18ths
Title: Re: Good Hip Hop Still Exists
Post by: Snaggletiger on June 06, 2013, 04:09:17 PM
You have to carry the 7/18ths

Only if you divide by .43
Title: Re: Good Hip Hop Still Exists
Post by: wesfau2 on June 14, 2013, 11:51:19 AM
Shad has a new EP out, "The Spring Up."

Get it here:  http://shadk.bandcamp.com/album/the-spring-up
Title: Re: Good Hip Hop Still Exists
Post by: Vandy Vol on July 05, 2013, 07:23:16 PM
Surprised to see that Wale has not been mentioned yet.  Some of his stuff is very mainstream and not very original, especially the stuff featuring Rick Ross, Lil Wayne, etc.

But he's definitely got some good stuff out there:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1ojLucG2Z78 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1ojLucG2Z78)


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=URLdEYV09KQ (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=URLdEYV09KQ)


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7jWx5I2KOws (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7jWx5I2KOws)


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AVRkEcHP0kk (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AVRkEcHP0kk)


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZKvhkcJDbzY (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZKvhkcJDbzY)


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HBHD_wCcvKU (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HBHD_wCcvKU)
Title: Re: Good Hip Hop Still Exists
Post by: Jumbo on July 05, 2013, 08:20:22 PM
I've really gotten into gaga and Ke$ha have y'all ever heard of them?
Title: Re: Good Hip Hop Still Exists
Post by: Vandy Vol on July 06, 2013, 03:33:02 PM
I've really gotten into gaga and Ke$ha have y'all ever heard of them?

Won't your wife be upset that you're getting in other women?
Title: Re: Good Hip Hop Still Exists
Post by: Godfather on July 25, 2013, 04:16:17 PM
Won't your wife be upset that you're getting in other women?

Who said she wasn't there?
Title: Re: Good Hip Hop Still Exists
Post by: AUChizad on October 15, 2013, 12:07:50 AM
Ho-Ly-shoot.

http://youtu.be/S7cQ3b0iqLo (http://youtu.be/S7cQ3b0iqLo)

4:25  :jaw:
Title: Re: Good Hip Hop Still Exists
Post by: AU_Tiger_2000 on October 15, 2013, 09:07:17 AM
Ho-Ly-shoot.

4:25  :jaw:

Pssh...I was listening to stuff like this before it was cool.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gblxAoWKsmE# (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gblxAoWKsmE#)

2:26
Title: Re: Good Hip Hop Still Exists
Post by: AUChizad on October 15, 2013, 10:06:18 AM
Pssh...I was listening to stuff like this before it was cool.

2:26
Gangsta as fukk.
Title: Re: Good Hip Hop Still Exists
Post by: wesfau2 on October 15, 2013, 09:04:44 PM
Ho-Ly-shoot.

4:25  :jaw:

Wow.  That's what I've been wanting to hear from him for a while.  That verse is pretty untouchable.  Dude has always caught some hate, but his skill is pretty unquestionable.
Title: Re: Good Hip Hop Still Exists
Post by: WiregrassTiger on October 16, 2013, 08:57:35 AM
This makes me love banjo music even more.
Title: Re: Good Hip Hop Still Exists
Post by: wesfau2 on October 17, 2013, 08:14:57 PM
New Shad album, Flying Colours, arrived at my house today.

Predictably awesome.
Title: Re: Good Hip Hop Still Exists
Post by: CCTAU on October 18, 2013, 11:03:26 AM
I always chuckle when I see this thread pop up.

AS IF IT EVER EXISTED IN THE FIRST PLACE!
Title: Re: Good Hip Hop Still Exists
Post by: Snaggletiger on October 18, 2013, 11:28:12 AM
These two guys are apparently on the rise.  Dope lyrics

http://youtu.be/y-cj91XTS_Y (http://youtu.be/y-cj91XTS_Y)
Title: Re: Good Hip Hop Still Exists
Post by: WiregrassTiger on October 18, 2013, 12:31:42 PM
These two guys are apparently on the rise.  Dope lyrics

IMO, this was not freestyle and these guys knew what they were about to rap before they started. Tupac's looked fresher than Eminem though.
Title: Re: Good Hip Hop Still Exists
Post by: Vandy Vol on October 20, 2013, 08:13:35 PM
Never heard of this guy until recently, but apparently he's been putting out albums since 2002.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6pGN2BKdsag# (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6pGN2BKdsag#)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OBNpwFPVo1Y# (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OBNpwFPVo1Y#)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0HY5r_4xrEA#ws (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0HY5r_4xrEA#ws)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C_1apOLypPI# (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C_1apOLypPI#)
Title: Re: Good Hip Hop Still Exists
Post by: wesfau2 on October 23, 2013, 12:34:10 PM
Been listening to this on repeat this morning.  New Strange Famous Records artist(s?), No Bird Sing.  Moody tone, definitely not party music.

http://youtu.be/Cp-lDC9xksY (http://youtu.be/Cp-lDC9xksY)

More (with a Sage Francis verse):

https://soundcloud.com/strangefamousrecords/dont-think (https://soundcloud.com/strangefamousrecords/dont-think)
Title: Re: Good Hip Hop Still Exists
Post by: Townhallsavoy on October 23, 2013, 01:48:40 PM
Wow.  That's what I've been wanting to hear from him for a while.  That verse is pretty untouchable.  Dude has always caught some hate, but his skill is pretty unquestionable.

He has good skill, sure, but here's what I heard during that verse:

"Nimmanaggarickatackarinnarunnafunnafinnasunnaminnamothafudgearunnatundanickanackamickamacka"
Title: Re: Good Hip Hop Still Exists
Post by: Vandy Vol on October 23, 2013, 01:52:47 PM
He has good skill, sure, but here's what I heard during that verse:

"Nimmanaggarickatackarinnarunnafunnafinnasunnaminnamothafudgearunnatundanickanackamickamacka"

Which is one reason why I've always had respect for rappers like Twista, Krayzie Bone, Tech N9ne, and to some degree Busta Rhymes.  Being able to rap really fast takes some degree of talent, but enunciating to the point that it's understandable is more impressive to me.
Title: Re: Good Hip Hop Still Exists
Post by: AUChizad on November 05, 2013, 10:21:40 PM
I had no problems understanding.

This whole album is by far his best since The Eminem Show.

Highlights:
Rhyme or Reason - Rick Ruben samples Time of the Season and does so well.
Asshole - Good melody. Lyrically strong.
Stronger Than I Was - The ballad. Not even a rap song. Genre defying.
The Monster - New single. A pretty candid admission of his own mental illness.
So Far... - Samples Life's Been Good. Again, Ruben.
Love Game - Ruben samples Game of Love. Kendrick Lamar kills, but still doesn't upstage Em.
Headlights - Featuring Nate Ruess of Fun. Fun. is one of my favorite bands of the last couple of years. This is a dream team jam. An apology and ode to his mother. Considering the well documented history, it's pretty touching.
Title: Re: Good Hip Hop Still Exists
Post by: Vandy Vol on November 22, 2013, 10:27:36 PM
Keeping with the whitey theme...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7fDuNuFNG38#ws (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7fDuNuFNG38#ws)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-BV_b9zTUvs#ws (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-BV_b9zTUvs#ws)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y00gZmRWVbM# (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y00gZmRWVbM#)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=44_Bu28A1f4#ws (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=44_Bu28A1f4#ws)


I have no clue why they won't embed...probably has something to do with the fact that it keeps adding # or #ws to the end of the link.  I've removed it, but it keeps coming back...not sure if it's a forum issue or YouTube issue.
Title: Re: Good Hip Hop Still Exists
Post by: AUChizad on November 27, 2013, 05:51:31 PM
There's a limit to the number of YouTube videos can be embedded on each page.

Try not to quote videos, and try to keep the videos per post to a minimum.
Title: Re: Good Hip Hop Still Exists
Post by: AUChizad on November 27, 2013, 05:53:27 PM
(Wasting Space To Get To The Next Page)
Title: Re: Good Hip Hop Still Exists
Post by: AUChizad on November 27, 2013, 05:54:07 PM
 :thumsup:
Title: Re: Good Hip Hop Still Exists
Post by: AUChizad on November 27, 2013, 05:54:25 PM
 :by:
Title: Re: Good Hip Hop Still Exists
Post by: AUChizad on November 27, 2013, 05:54:49 PM
Rap God video, my God this song is so fudgeing good. The video too.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XbGs_qK2PQA#ws (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XbGs_qK2PQA#ws)
Title: Re: Good Hip Hop Still Exists
Post by: Jumbo on December 14, 2013, 06:43:13 PM
Not sure if this has been posted but this song is dope boi magic
http://m.youtube.com/watch?v=8PLifPUIuic&feature=youtu.be&desktop_uri=%2Fwatch%3Fv%3D8PLifPUIuic%26feature%3Dyoutu.be (http://m.youtube.com/watch?v=8PLifPUIuic&feature=youtu.be&desktop_uri=%2Fwatch%3Fv%3D8PLifPUIuic%26feature%3Dyoutu.be)
Title: Re: Good Hip Hop Still Exists
Post by: wesfau2 on December 15, 2013, 09:17:09 AM
Sage Francis just released the latest in his "Sick Of..." series, "Sick To Death."

Demos, rarities and new tracks...all fudgeing good.
Title: Re: Good Hip Hop Still Exists
Post by: AUChizad on December 15, 2013, 03:52:24 PM
You guys ever heard of Chance The Rapper?

I just downloaded Acid Rap. Really interesting, different stuff.

http://youtu.be/h8nIHZ-0kS4 (http://youtu.be/h8nIHZ-0kS4)
Title: Re: Good Hip Hop Still Exists
Post by: Vandy Vol on December 16, 2013, 02:35:58 PM
I heard him on a Childish Gambino song, but hadn't looked for anything from him individually.

Spotify just suggested Wax and EOM, and they're pretty good.  Haven't heard anything EOM's done by himself, but Wax was brought up earlier in the thread.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5iaHS-skmM4#ws (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5iaHS-skmM4#ws)
Title: Re: Good Hip Hop Still Exists
Post by: AUChizad on December 16, 2013, 02:54:21 PM
I heard him on a Childish Gambino song, but hadn't looked for anything from him individually.

Spotify just suggested Wax and EOM, and they're pretty good.  Haven't heard anything EOM's done by himself, but Wax was brought up earlier in the thread.
I just downloaded the Childish Gambino album this weekend. Really good stuff, especially considering Donald Glover's an actor first, comedian second, and rapper third.
Title: Re: Good Hip Hop Still Exists
Post by: Vandy Vol on February 01, 2014, 03:06:31 PM
More white rappers...from Australia.

The black guy in the video is Chali 2na from Jurassic 5...not part of Hilltop Hoods, just making an appearance on the song.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FuDw2QnDTqs#ws (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FuDw2QnDTqs#ws)
Title: Re: Good Hip Hop Still Exists
Post by: Vandy Vol on February 20, 2014, 11:24:23 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=atEx6ZOX51s#ws (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=atEx6ZOX51s#ws)
Title: Re: Good Hip Hop Still Exists
Post by: Vandy Vol on June 28, 2014, 03:10:32 AM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FMyBziT_9-8# (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FMyBziT_9-8#)
Title: Re: Good Hip Hop Still Exists
Post by: wesfau2 on July 24, 2014, 04:48:30 PM
I can't stop listening to the new Atmosphere, Southsiders.  The production is soooooo nice.

Sage's newest, Copper Gone, is predictably strong. 
Title: Re: Good Hip Hop Still Exists
Post by: wesfau2 on July 24, 2014, 05:02:32 PM
More white rappers...from Australia.

The black guy in the video is Chali 2na from Jurassic 5...not part of Hilltop Hoods, just making an appearance on the song.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FuDw2QnDTqs#ws (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FuDw2QnDTqs#ws)

That first guy sounds like Brother Ali.
Title: Re: Good Hip Hop Still Exists
Post by: Godfather on November 03, 2015, 01:12:39 PM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JGhoLcsr8GA
Title: Re: Good Hip Hop Still Exists
Post by: Token on November 03, 2015, 02:27:38 PM
Album has been out for a while, but J.Cole has some really good music.  Also, Dave Burd's (aka Mr. Leftward sloping penis) album is out.  Dude is really damn good.  Between Cole, lil richardey and Kendrick Lamar, that's about all I've been listening to lately. 
Title: Re: Good Hip Hop Still Exists
Post by: GH2001 on November 03, 2015, 02:35:22 PM
I like T.I.

He'll fudge a buster up.
Title: Re: Good Hip Hop Still Exists
Post by: Token on November 03, 2015, 02:37:12 PM
https://youtu.be/1RZkIPlUosE
Title: Re: Good Hip Hop Still Exists
Post by: Token on November 03, 2015, 02:39:18 PM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eRaFMlZ1YHA
Title: Re: Good Hip Hop Still Exists
Post by: CCTAU on November 03, 2015, 03:17:07 PM
Are the any grown-ass white men left that listen to this stuff?
Title: Re: Good Hip Hop Still Exists
Post by: Snaggletiger on November 03, 2015, 03:23:05 PM
What about Kid & Play?
Title: Re: Good Hip Hop Still Exists
Post by: Token on November 03, 2015, 03:27:10 PM
Are the any grown-ass white men left that listen to this stuff?

I am willing to listen to any genre that shows even the smallest amount of originality.  Which rules out most of the country/rock artist still producing music.
Title: Re: Good Hip Hop Still Exists
Post by: CCTAU on November 03, 2015, 03:29:20 PM
I am willing to listen to any genre that shows even the smallest amount of originality.  Which rules out most of the country/rock artist still producing music.

I'm old. I just listen to talk radio.

I'll flip on some country every now and then.

Or classic rock. Most shoot is just rinse-repeat.
Title: Re: Good Hip Hop Still Exists
Post by: GH2001 on November 03, 2015, 03:56:30 PM
I'm old. I just listen to talk radio.

I'll flip on some country every now and then.

Or classic rock. Most shoot is just rinse-repeat.

I'll listen to some indie type artists on Pandora....Bon Iver, Vance Joy, Monsters and Men, even Mumford and Sons. There are a few decent bands left - Foo Fighters, Goo Goo, RHCP, Five for Fighting and a few new decent ones like OneRepublic or Imagine Dragons but even those get poppy. For the most part, I stay with the classic rock/oldies theme. Even with the hip hop stuff, I go Tupac, Snoop, LL and the like. Only modern one I like really is T.I. Repping college park CP!

Country has hit its lowest state since the mid 90's when every "band" sounded the same with the same lame and twangy steel guitar cliche refrains in every song. Blackheart, Diamond Rio, Little Texas....stuff was crap. Even Garth. No coicidence that was when country became super main stream and Nashville became ghey. Country is awful right now. Instead of super poppy mainstream cliche shoot like Garth, now its this Bro-Country ghetto wannabe country boy tough guy shoot like Aldean, Bryant, Ga-Fla Line and the like.

Obsess about a dirt road youve never actually been on? Check
Obsess about where said road will lead - maybe to a river or a field or a pond? Check
Obsess about a jacked up truck? Check
Let the tailgate down? You betcha.
Obsess about a bonfire? Check
Get your drink on? Check
Speakers cranked up? Check
Girl lookin good in that dress and wanting to see her hop up in your truck? Check

There's your song. Just insert prefabbed white noise under neath all that garbage and its a number 1 hit. They are all the same.

See for yourself == >  http://time.com/3660616/country-music-mashup/

I miss Waylon, Hank, Merle, Jones and Cash.
Title: Re: Good Hip Hop Still Exists
Post by: Snaggletiger on November 03, 2015, 04:00:59 PM
I am willing to listen to any genre that shows even the smallest amount of originality.  Which rules out most of the country/rock artist still producing music.

That statement is so full of shoot and out of touch, I can't even begin to try and explain it to you.  The new age of country artists have brought such a fresh approach to writing and the term "original" doesn't do it justice.  The stories they tell.  Why just the other day, I heard one song about a guy who just got off work on a Friday.  He stopped and put a six-pack on ice, then he went and picked up his girl, who was wearing a red sun dress.  He told her to climb up in the cab of his pick up and slide on over next to him while he drove down some old dirt road past the county line and they wound up in a corn field down by the river, sitting on the tailgate drinking beer in the moonlight.

If you'd just give country another try, you'd find so many more original songs like another one I heard the other day.  See, this guy gets off work and grabs some moonshine and some Dixie Cups.  He picks up his girl, who is wearing a yellow sundress and after they've driven around some little ole country town most of the night, they wind up heading down some old dirt road just inside the county line and end up in a wheat field next to a pond and drink moonshine in the cab of his truck...underneath the moonlight.

You need to expand your horizons.
Title: Re: Good Hip Hop Still Exists
Post by: Godfather on November 03, 2015, 04:42:00 PM
Give Jason Isbell a try Token

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NaUCDqWzy1k
Title: Re: Good Hip Hop Still Exists
Post by: CCTAU on November 03, 2015, 08:28:45 PM
But in truth, country songs today do tell a story about how some folks live. But mostly about how many folks would love to be able to live. So it's feel good country as opposed to old desperation country. I like a lot of the old and some of the new. It's courtyard pop instead of city shoot. There is a difference.

And truthfully, like my movies, I don't give a shoot about art, just wanna feel good!
Title: Re: Good Hip Hop Still Exists
Post by: Token on November 03, 2015, 09:30:01 PM
But in truth, country songs today do tell a story about how some folks live. But mostly about how many folks would love to be able to live. So it's feel good country as opposed to old desperation country. I like a lot of the old and some of the new. It's courtyard pop instead of city shoot. There is a difference.

And truthfully, like my movies, I don't give a shoot about art, just wanna feel good!

Because only country music can tell a story about how some people live, or want to live.
Title: Re: Good Hip Hop Still Exists
Post by: wesfau2 on November 04, 2015, 11:44:37 AM
Drove my 19-year old nephew to Auburn last weekend for the OM game.  He insisted on sharing his music with me for the entirety of the ride.  My thoughts:

1) New country/bro-country is fudgeing horrible.  Somebody Rhett is making what I can only describe as disco-country.  fudgeing horrendous.

2) New hip-hop has some talent (The Weekend, J Cole, Kendrick, etc), but the fudgeing producing is atrocious.  Someone needs to let the current crop of producers know that it's acceptable to not turn the drum machine to 11 and bomb the track.  I felt like I spent 3 hours in a strip club...except at the end I was sober and still had some money.  Side note: has anyone told these kids that "trap" (as in "trap music" or "trap queen") is slang for a transvestite?  They seem to be under some impression that it's a drug reference.

TL/DR: New popular music is pretty bad but, with the cyclical nature of music, I have to believe that the industry is about to be scorched by a game changer (see: punk, grunge, etc).

Also, germane to the thread topic, the new Big Boi/Phantograms project, Big Grams, is fudgeing gooooooood.  Get you some.
Title: Re: Good Hip Hop Still Exists
Post by: CCTAU on November 04, 2015, 08:06:02 PM
Shut your whorish mouth. Thomas Rhett is country music royalty!
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Post by: Snaggletiger on November 04, 2015, 09:53:07 PM
Not saying I can sit and listen to today's country music for very long.  But, they do know how to entertain on a live show.  CMA's on now.  This will certainly be on the U-Tubes.  Chris Stapleton (Axe AU1...he just saw him live) and Justin Timberlake tore the damn place down.  Mega talented performers and Stapleton has some frickin' pipes on him.  Brad Paisley just did his song they use on ESPN College game day, I believe.  Had two bleachers behind him with college mascots jamming.  Aubie front and center representing.
Title: Re: Good Hip Hop Still Exists
Post by: bgreene on November 05, 2015, 03:15:49 AM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JGhoLcsr8GA (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JGhoLcsr8GA)


Hate this fudgeing idiot!!!


In the gym I have my pandora set to Rage Against the Machine's station.  Love it! best part about that channel is that it's a complete mix. Tons of Beastie Boys.  Take a listen if you have a chance.  Also been listening to Lil richardey as well as Yelawolf.


https://youtu.be/bWXazVhlyxQ


https://youtu.be/W8MratH51eY (https://youtu.be/W8MratH51eY)



Title: Re: Good Hip Hop Still Exists
Post by: bgreene on November 05, 2015, 03:49:01 AM
Just found this tonight.  Wow!!


https://youtu.be/E_kpJtu4gxc
Title: Re: Good Hip Hop Still Exists
Post by: GH2001 on November 05, 2015, 08:11:00 AM
  Chris Stapleton (Axe AU1...he just saw him live) and Justin Timberlake tore the damn place down. 

And if he wants any decent air play or contract ($$), he will sell out like they all do, to some producer from California. These guys control the airwaves and the money. You do what they say. Kudos to guys like Hank the 3rd and Isbell who like to remain true to their music and somewhat independent. If they get Eric Church to go the route of cliche Nash-mopolitan sound, they can get anyone. Ive seen several acts that came along that had potential only to be ruined by mainstream and the promise of more money.
Title: Re: Good Hip Hop Still Exists
Post by: CCTAU on November 05, 2015, 09:40:51 AM
And if he wants any decent air play or contract ($$), he will sell out like they all do, to some producer from California. These guys control the airwaves and the money. You do what they say. Kudos to guys like Hank the 3rd and Isbell who like to remain true to their music and somewhat independent. If they get Eric Church to go the route of cliche Nash-mopolitan sound, they can get anyone. Ive seen several acts that came along that had potential only to be ruined by mainstream and the promise of more money.

Just ask Rhett Akins. Do what they say, or go away...
Title: Re: Good Hip Hop Still Exists
Post by: Token on January 15, 2016, 11:26:17 AM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hRVOOwFNp5U
Title: Re: Good Hip Hop Still Exists
Post by: AUTiger1 on January 15, 2016, 11:44:25 AM
Give Jason Isbell a try Token

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NaUCDqWzy1k

Yes, Yes, God yes!  Him, Chris Stapleton and Sturgill Simpson.  All produced by Dave Cobb.  <---most of his artist that I have listened to are good. 

And if he wants any decent air play or contract ($$), he will sell out like they all do, to some producer from California. These guys control the airwaves and the money. You do what they say. Kudos to guys like Hank the 3rd and Isbell who like to remain true to their music and somewhat independent. If they get Eric Church to go the route of cliche Nash-mopolitan sound, they can get anyone. Ive seen several acts that came along that had potential only to be ruined by mainstream and the promise of more money.

I hope that he doesn't sell out.  He is already rich, I think he has written #1's for Josh Turner, Kenny Chesney, George Strait, and Darius Rucker.  I know when he was the front man for the Steel Drivers he wrote a song that Adele has covered and included it on an album.  I don't think you will ever see Isbell or Simpson sell out.  They have both said they just want to keep doing what they are doing and they don't care anything about saving country music. 
Title: Re: Good Hip Hop Still Exists
Post by: wesfau2 on November 18, 2016, 09:30:16 AM
I'm always a little wary of the "comeback" album...but the new ATCQ is predictably awesome.
Title: Re: Good Hip Hop Still Exists
Post by: AUChizad on November 18, 2016, 09:35:34 AM
I'm always a little wary of the "comeback" album...but the new ATCQ is predictably awesome.
+1.
Title: Re: Good Hip Hop Still Exists
Post by: wesfau2 on April 25, 2017, 09:27:19 AM
Don't know if you caught "The Evolution of Hip Hop" on Netflix, but it was a great documentary that, for once, didn't lionize Sugarhill Gang as innovators.

Anywho...the series won a Peabody.  Congrats to my boy, Shad, who hosted the doc and shared in the award.

Unrelated, but still topical: Big Boi drops a new album on Thursday.
Title: Re: Good Hip Hop Still Exists
Post by: wesfau2 on June 17, 2017, 09:54:56 AM
The new Big Boi is predictably awesome.

Boomiverse.

Get it.
Title: Re: Good Hip Hop Still Exists
Post by: wesfau2 on July 03, 2017, 12:58:18 AM
Um...this is kind of awesome.

In the last year or so we've gotten (in addition to some contemporary greatness):

New De La Soul (plus the whole fudgeing catalogue)
New A Tribe Called Quest
AND
New Public Enemy

Whaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaat?

All of the albums above have been released for free download/stream to any and all who want 'em.

Modified to add: All are also relevant albums. Strong stuff from the elder statesmen.
Title: Re: Good Hip Hop Still Exists
Post by: wesfau2 on March 08, 2018, 12:29:26 PM
New, free music from Sage Francis and labelmate B. Dolan.

The project is called Epic Beard Men and the album is here:  https://sfrstore.com/news/epicbeardmenseason1/
Title: Re: Good Hip Hop Still Exists
Post by: Kaos on March 12, 2018, 09:26:05 PM
Give Jason Isbell a try Token

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NaUCDqWzy1k
 To each his own.  But that’s just terrible.  Hideous even.  
I’d rather listen to New Kids on the Block fart the Japanese alphabet backward than have to listen to that.  Don’t (in reality) begrudge anybody whatever they like musically but I simply cannot understand the allure of that.  
Title: Re: Good Hip Hop Still Exists
Post by: Snaggletiger on March 12, 2018, 10:55:32 PM
Okay, I'm overall kind of meh on Isbell.  Like some of his stuff.  Not of fan of a lot of it.  But...

"I’d rather listen to New Kids on the Block fart the Japanese alphabet backward"

Now THAT'S gold, Jerry.  Gold I tell ya'. 
Title: Re: Good Hip Hop Still Exists
Post by: wesfau2 on July 14, 2018, 11:53:07 PM
Shad drops a new single.  So good:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mVHv6Z_UhKo#action=share
Title: Re: Good Hip Hop Still Exists
Post by: wesfau2 on July 15, 2018, 12:24:45 AM
Also feel like Run The Jewels isn't getting enough love here:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u-syZXHPcJE
Title: Re: Good Hip Hop Still Exists
Post by: Snaggletiger on September 07, 2018, 11:17:02 PM
Mac Miller dead at 26.  Some of you may be very familiar with his work.  My knowledge of the guy was a couple of appearances on Ridiculousness.  Love that show.  He seemed cool, funny...great guest on the show.  I just saw where he died today at 26.  I decided to pull up some of his stuff.  I'm 58.  I don't know good rap, hippity hop from shoot.  I just know what sounds/feels good to me.  A few of his tracks were pretty damn good.  But one thing I noticed was all his youtubez had 10's of millions of views.  "Donald Trump", some of the lyrics below, had almost 150 million.  He must have done something right.  Anyway, just thought I'd share.


Ay yo, the fliest muthafudgea' in the room
Yeah, you know it's me
Bitches hating on him, cause he started out here locally
Hopefully, I'll be at the top soon
For now, I'm at my house on the couch, watching cartoons
You know how much you love it when you get it in abundance
Give a fudge about a budget
When you always be the subject of discussion
But it's nothing when you stop and just say fudge it
Cause you walking out in public and you hear 'em talkin' rubbish
I just wanna ride, ride through the city in a Cutlass
Find a big butt bitch, somewhere get my nuts kissed
That's the way it goes when you party just like I do
Bitches on my richard that used to brush me off in high school
Take over the world when I'm on my Donald Trump shoot
Look at all this money, ain't that some shoot
Take over the world when I'm on my Donald Trump shoot
Look at all this money, ain't that some shoot.



Title: Re: Good Hip Hop Still Exists
Post by: Kaos on September 07, 2018, 11:31:49 PM
Shad drops a new single.  So good:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mVHv6Z_UhKo#action=share
You cannot IMAGINE my disappointment when I started this and eventually realized I was not going to see or hear Shaq.  
Title: Re: Good Hip Hop Still Exists
Post by: wesfau2 on September 08, 2018, 11:27:08 AM
You cannot IMAGINE my disappointment when I started this and eventually realized I was not going to see or hear Shaq. 


Sorry you're illiterate.  Two opportunities, even.
Title: Re: Good Hip Hop Still Exists
Post by: Kaos on September 08, 2018, 12:30:02 PM

Sorry you're illiterate.  Two opportunities, even.
Dyslizic is not illitetare. 

Do berrer. 
Title: Re: Good Hip Hop Still Exists
Post by: jmar on September 13, 2018, 09:09:00 PM
If it's rap you're into look no further than Eminem's Kamikaze. Shows 'em all who's boss...and at 46. 


I'm a month from turning 60 and can't stand rap or hip hop. 

Title: Re: Good Hip Hop Still Exists
Post by: wesfau2 on October 11, 2018, 01:37:21 PM
Run the Jewels have a track that plays over the closing credits of Venom.

It's predictably good.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=seEjFQ0lNhY
Title: Re: Good Hip Hop Still Exists
Post by: The Six on October 11, 2018, 03:28:16 PM
It's predictably good.


Unlike the movie, Venom, or the Eminem track.
Title: Re: Good Hip Hop Still Exists
Post by: wesfau2 on November 13, 2018, 10:31:46 AM
Don't know if you caught "The Evolution of Hip Hop" on Netflix, but it was a great documentary that, for once, didn't lionize Sugarhill Gang as innovators.

Anywho...the series won a Peabody.  Congrats to my boy, Shad, who hosted the doc and shared in the award.

Season 2 of this series was recently released.  Amazing archival footage and interviews.  The Oakland episode was phenomenal.  For some reason I thought Digital Underground was an east coast project.