Rap/Hip-Hop Thread

Built to Fade

Woodpecker
I think that DROGAS WAVE by Lupe Fiasco is the best album from 2018. The songs I enjoyed the most are:
  • WAV Files [Especially the 3rd verse, outlined below]
  • Quotations from Chairman Fred
  • Mural Jr.
  • Haile Selassie
  • Kingdom
  • Imagine
  • Jonylah Forever
Built to Fade said:
Lupe Fiasco makes a comeback with DROGAS WAVE (2018) after releasing the widely panned DROGAS LIGHT (2017) last year (never listened once).

The theme of the album is an interesting one & it's a long album of 24 tracks.

Tracklist (First Video|Second Video):
  1. 0:00:00|0:00:00 - In The Event Of Typhoon
  2. 0:00:18|0:00:18 - Drogas
  3. 0:02:32|0:02:53 - Manilla
  4. 0:07:55|0:08:02 - Gold vs. The Right Things to Do
  5. 0:11:34|0:11:45 - Slave Ship (Interlude)
  6. 0:15:03|0:15:16 - Wav Files
  7. 0:21:42|0:21:55 - Down (Feat. Nikki Jean)
  8. 0:27:59|0:28:12 - Haile Selassie (Feat. Nikki Jean)
  9. 0:32:49|0:33:02 - Alan Forever (Feat. Crystal Torres)
  10. 0:37:34|0:37:47 - Helter Skelter (Interlude)
  11. 0:37:51|0:38:03 - Stronger (Feat. Nikki Jean)
  12. 0:41:56|0:42:09 - Sun God Sam & The California Drug Deals (Feat. Nikki Jean)
  13. 0:46:41|0:46:53 - Xo (Feat. Troi Irons)
  14. 0:51:12|0:51:25 - Don't Mess up the Children (Interlude)
  15. 0:51:58|0:52:10 - Jonylah Forever
  16. 0:55:44|0:55:56 - Kingdom (Feat. Damian Marley)
  17. 1:00:29|1:00:42 - Baba Kwesi (Interlude)
  18. 1:01:05|1:01:17 - Imagine (Feat. Simonsayz & Crystal Torres)
  19. 1:05:13|1:05:25 - Stack That Cheese (Feat. Nikki Jean) | [NOTE: This song references "Hip-Hop Saved My Life" of the album "The Cool"]
  20. 1:09:27|1:09:39 - Cripple (Feat. Elena Pindehughes)
  21. 1:14:18|1:14:30 - King Nas | [NOTE: Not Nas, the rapper, but for Lupe's two nephews, King & Nas]
  22. 1:20:16|1:20:28 - Quotations from Chairman Fred (Feat. Nikki Jean & Bishop Edgar Jackson)
  23. 1:27:25|1:27:37 - Happy Timbuck2 Day
  24. 1:33:14|1:33:25 - Mural Jr.

Verse 3 of WAV Files is an example of Lupe Fiasco without restraints. Note that there was no promotion before the release of DROGAS WAVE.
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"And in that moment, where you gave your help I bet you didn't know that you saved yourself" #262
 

Goldin Boy

Pelican
Built to Fade said:
I think that DROGAS WAVE by Lupe Fiasco is the best album from 2018.
Totally missed this one. Thought Lupe was in Japan learning bushido or something. Definitely going to pick this up. He's easily the best rapper from Chicago:


Very impressed by the Meek Mill album championchips:



 

BlastbeatCasanova

Kingfisher
I'm mostly into metal, but I enjoy rap music in the right setting such as when going out or pre-gaming. However, and I'm not sure if it's because I'm getting older and/or starting to reject even more of what mainstream society thrusts upon the populace, I have trouble stomaching the glorification of hard drugs in rap. It used to not be big deal, I don't mind references to drinking and pot smoking but now it's all about pills and lean, etc. I'm sure it's a multifaceted issue involving problems with society and young people being more depressed than ever, but I don't get it. Here are some links if anyone is interested in looking at it further

https://www.drugrehab.com/featured/substance-use-and-rap-music/

https://www.theguardian.com/music/2...us-prescription-drugs-epidemic-hip-hop-rapper

http://www.theeastcarolinian.com/opinion/article_18288518-89fe-11e8-bd19-97ee33eddac0.html

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/ar...c-gone-condemning-drug-use-glorifying-it.html
 

jordypip23

Ostrich
Gold Member
BlastbeatCasanova said:
I'm mostly into metal, but I enjoy rap music in the right setting such as when going out or pre-gaming. However, and I'm not sure if it's because I'm getting older and/or starting to reject even more of what mainstream society thrusts upon the populace, I have trouble stomaching the glorification of hard drugs in rap. It used to not be big deal, I don't mind references to drinking and pot smoking but now it's all about pills and lean, etc. I'm sure it's a multifaceted issue involving problems with society and young people being more depressed than ever, but I don't get it. Here are some links if anyone is interested in looking at it further

https://www.drugrehab.com/featured/substance-use-and-rap-music/

https://www.theguardian.com/music/2...us-prescription-drugs-epidemic-hip-hop-rapper

http://www.theeastcarolinian.com/opinion/article_18288518-89fe-11e8-bd19-97ee33eddac0.html

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/ar...c-gone-condemning-drug-use-glorifying-it.html

I agree with you. It might have something to do with the record labels & their sinister agendas. But I guess that's the conspiracy theorist in me.
 
Rap died a slow death, beginning in 90 and ending in 1993. Punk Rock beforehand was absorbed into Rock.

There were some true Hip Hop legends tho, e.g. Biggie and Tupac. But it's a different avenue, like Jazz and R&B.

My own style in the 80's was a Punk Rock/Rap hybrid.
 
Been hearing that vinnie paz name pop up every now and then.i guess since we got so much heat last year i shouldn’t expect much to drop this spring.i hope i get proven wrong.
Im going back and grabbing all the music i lost a few years ago since i got another computer.
 

rottenapple

Kingfisher
Gold Member
Gonna post some of those underground classics from way back. Who is down with this hard hitting underground rap?

Mr.Lif - Because they made it that way

"Poetry ends when money contends the recipe blends and becomes diluted
Polluted in fact, but check whos been recruited
Intact with rhymes for your mind
Everydays a struggle 'cause society frames you
But raise your head and walk with pride because i came to...

[KRS-One sample x2] "Make It Better"

Cyne - Steady

"We let the mic breathe life to dying breeds
In need we feed words that breed hope
Maneuver past the greed indeed
We made the eagle fly
We made freedom cry by watching them try deceiving the eye"

Dilated Peoples - Worst come to Worst

"I got worldwide family all over the Earth
And I worry bout 'em all for whatever it's worth
From the birth to the hearse, the streets, the guns burst
Words I disperse are here to free minds
And if mine are needy I need to feed mine
When worst come to worst"

Apathy - I remember (Thomax remix)

King Geedorah - I wonder
 

rottenapple

Kingfisher
Gold Member
Some of that good old gangsta rap!

Capone n Noreaga - Invincible

Cormega - Unforgiven

Mobb Deep - Quiet Storm

Onyx - Last Dayz

Group Home - Livin Proof
 
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