Rap/Hip-Hop Thread

azulsombra

Pelican
Pride male said:
^If rappers like Royce and Pusha T cant write great hooks why not just get an RnB artist like Chris Brown or Rihanna to sing the chorus?

Because it's a big risk if the song isn't a hit, those RnB singers are expensive and won't tour with artists below their level.

You think Rihanna is gonna tour with Royce?
Also, Pusha did feature Chris Brown on Sweet Serenade, the results were underwhelming.
 

ChicagoFire

Kingfisher
Thoughts on 21Savage?

I don't listen to rap or follow the culture but at a glance it's all about impoverished black youth looking for aspirational figures to imitate. How a laughably skinny (underweight?) rapper who got cucked by a washed up buimbo can be savage is beyond me.
 

jordypip23

Ostrich
Gold Member
ChicagoFire said:
Thoughts on 21Savage?

I don't listen to rap or follow the culture but at a glance it's all about impoverished black youth looking for aspirational figures to imitate. How a laughably skinny (underweight?) rapper who got cucked by a washed up buimbo can be savage is beyond me.

Hahah yeah. Basically one of the more slightly tolerable modern mumble trap rappers. He probably won't get shot because I don't think he talks too much trash. Plus he is wisely trying to crossover a little bit into the mainstream & capture some of those dollars (ie. his hit collaboration with Post Malone, "Rockstar").
 

IveBeenFramed

Kingfisher
This is an overlooked album cut by Nas. Still powerful to this day. Produced by DJ Premier. A Simple Sample loop that still hits:


And I'm a big fan of the original samples, so here you go:


Start at 33:07

Other samples off that Ahmad Jamal album:

Ghetto Child (2:59)
Gang Starr - Illest Brother

Misdemeanor (0:08)
Gang Starr - Soliloquy of Chaos

Don't Misunderstand (1:24)
Jeru The Damaja - One Day

Pastures (1:09)
Jay-Z - Feelin' It

MASH Theme (2:33)
Fabolous Ft. Young Jeezy - You Know
 

jordypip23

Ostrich
Gold Member
IveBeenFramed said:
This is an overlooked album cut by Nas. Still powerful to this day. Produced by DJ Premier. A Simple Sample loop that still hits:


And I'm a big fan of the original samples, so here you go:


Start at 33:07

Other samples off that Ahmad Jamal album:

Ghetto Child (2:59)
Gang Starr - Illest Brother

Misdemeanor (0:08)
Gang Starr - Soliloquy of Chaos

Don't Misunderstand (1:24)
Jeru The Damaja - One Day

Pastures (1:09)
Jay-Z - Feelin' It

MASH Theme (2:33)
Fabolous Ft. Young Jeezy - You Know

Good looking out on the Nas joint. Yeah I remember that one (I Gave You Power produced by DJ Premier). I think it got overlooked because It Was Written was panned as a far more commercial album (even though it really wasn't too glossed up) than Illmatic. A lot of people might have only caught the bigger singles back then.
 

456

Kingfisher
Solid sample origins post @IBF -- great texture on the Ahmad joints, just enough softness in the top end to let modern drums and hats crunch next to.
 

Mikestar

Kingfisher
No one has talked about Jay Rocks new album redemption? Thats my favourite album of this year so far, best songs troopers and rotation 112th, pure bangers.
 

jordypip23

Ostrich
Gold Member
Mikestar said:
No one has talked about Jay Rocks new album redemption? Thats my favourite album of this year so far, best songs troopers and rotation 112th, pure bangers.

I should get the whole Jay Rock record. I think I heard a joint or two off of SiriusXM satellite radio. I tend to Shazam everything that I hear.
 
Ive been listening to conway for a minute now

Ive been hearing good things about crimeapple since westsides album droppedim gonna have to check him out . Ill play that project hehas with big ghost this weekend .
 

jordypip23

Ostrich
Gold Member
Pride male said:
I am I the only person in the whole world who thinks Chief Keef cant rap?

Chief Keef represents the generational disconnect. He ushered in the "drill rap" era that began circa 2011 or so out of Chicago. Sorta goes hand in hand with modern day "mumble rap" or "trap rap" but emphasized the nihilistic, violent & minimalist approach (particularly in the genre's early days). In the traditional sense of hip hop & lyrics, yeah I agree, he barely spits out any bars lol.
 

azulsombra

Pelican
The new Drake album is out.

It will please his core fans, a ton of tracks but the same predictable flow and content. Like almost every other album he includes a Jay-z feature and it doesn't dissapoint.

The biggest reveal is that he did in fact father a child with a butterface pornstar that he admitted only banging twice before conception. This further cements the L that Pusha T handed him.

I think Jariel should do a another famous men get played too: Drake edition
 

Pride male

Hummingbird
I was watching Noisey Chiraq and heard this ferocious beat by Paris Beuller.


But then I heard the song by Lil Durk aint the song doesn't gel with the instrumental.

 

Goldin Boy

Pelican
jordypip23 said:
Another really good one that I caught on satellite radio:

Passport Gift ft. Conway The Machine & CRIMEAPPLE - Black Hoodie


Griselda Gang is the shit. They're like a mix of a Mobb Deep and Lox, just not as a lyrical as Prodigy or Jada in his prime:

Plus they have some of the best boom bap beats I've heard, don't how they pay for the sample clearance though. Some of my fave joints:



 
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