BJT, on Oct 29 2009, 08.08, said:
but anyone else been listening to Royce's Street Hop album? I've been liking it! ok, that's all. :leaving:
Royce is probably one of the top 10 lyricists in hip hop easily. I've been meaning to pick up street hop ever since I heard "Gun Harmonizing". I had to cop Wale and Mos Def first unfortunately more on that later.
Stego, on Oct 29 2009, 09.02, said:
Why you gotta be on Boston?
Cuz noone else will get on that skanky ho. :thumbsdown: Boston sux!
Stego, on Oct 29 2009, 09.07, said:
And I have been digging on La Coka Nostra lately. Yeah, I'm white and old.
I have no problem with Everlast despite what Eminem says about him. It's good hip hop whether they're white or black. Some of the best lyricism I've ever heard came from the Beastie Boys in some of their latter albums.
dornish prince, on Oct 29 2009, 17.12, said:
i'm massively outta the loop but most of the folk who remain on my ipod are great lyricisits, IMO. kool keith aka dr. octagonycologist has been mentioned.
It's too bad that Dr. Octagon's style has never caught on in the mainstream. Especially his horrorcore shit. You need to listen to sum Gravediggaz stuff too.
keithweed, on Oct 29 2009, 19.05, said:
Horus-if Boston is a cesspool than Nigeria :thumbsdown: gotta be one of those huge ditches that would be dug underneath a mass latrine/porta potty(gotta defend my hometown).
Oh yeah, you wanna go there? Well... well... well,... your city is full of doodoo heads!
Whatever, it is what it is, Nigeria needs alot of work but it doesn't change the fact that Boston is full of dog humping, hoopty-ridin, coke-snorting, morons who like to ride Terry Francona's jock. There I said it! What? LOL. Just playin with ya! Gotta defend Nigeria. :thumbsup:
keithweed, on Oct 29 2009, 19.05, said:
Now on the subject of Hip-Hop,I think one of the best lyricists right now is Immortal Technique."Revolutionary Vol.2" is a dope album.And his collaboration with Green Lantern,"The Third World",is another winner.This guy is a beast on the mic and some of his lines will just blow your mind.I think major artists won't enlist him for guest spots because he'd outshine them to the point of embarrassment.
Another recent album that I like is "White Van Music" by Jake One.He's a producer/DJ that raps a little.He makes some slammin beats and has some excellent guest rappers such as M.F Doom,M.O.P.,Little Brother,Talib,among many others. Um,I could name some others but I'm having brain freeze right now.
Yeah Immortal Tech's another strong hard hittin lyricist. And anyone who colabs with Green Lantern is gonna come out with a winner. "Third World" was off the chain. He's got something dropping next year so I'm keeping my ear to the ground. Talib is a favorite of mine. I still got my Black Star shit. MOP is on my MP3-player too, I'm always ready to cop his singles from Amazon.
Vestrit, on Oct 30 2009, 07.04, said:
In fact, I only popped in to say thanks to Horus for the heads up
No prob, you just gotta stay up on the underground man, there's good hip hop goin around without the industry BS that's been killing it.
keithweed, on Oct 30 2009, 21.38, said:
Raekwon finally released his first good album since "Cuban Links".
Yet another album I'm weighing getting next along with "Street Hop". Gotta get that.
sckma, on Oct 30 2009, 03.11, said:
No love for Brother Ali?
But I'm getting into Lupe alot, and Mos Def's new album, thought they're great. Getting into Immortal Technique as well.
Drake and J. Cole are alright, not so bad, alot of people I heard find them to be the next big thing.... but I don't know alot.
Drake's got alot of potential, he's better to listen to that stupid Martian. Haven't heard too much from J. Cole but I do plan on checking him out on Youtube.
If you're into Lupe Fiasco, you're on the right track. His style is pretty similar to Wale, Mos, even Kanye when he's actually on his game. It's that alternative hip hop sound that is pretty exclusive to the east coast and the midwest.
Onto "The Ecstatic". Really good stuff but what pissed me off is that it seemed like he wasn't sure what he wanted the theme of the album to be and just threw darts at a bunch of studio shit. Some of the tracks is was getting into could have been longer but that's Mos, I'm ok with it. "Wahid", "Supermagic", "Pretty Dancer" and "Worker's Comp" are my picks from the album, but I'll let you decide. I also liked the interlude before the Embassy and I would have like the actual track but with the long interlude the track only lasted a little over a minute. It's kinda interesting that he had an interlude that included a cut from the Great Fela Kuti on it bc Fela had been known for making songs that were 10 sometimes 20 minutes long and all the songs on this album were a bit disjointed. Talk about extremes.
Ummm... I just bought Wale's "Attention Deficit" and I'm listening to it right now, so I'll have words on how it is in a bit. (Happy to put money in the pocket of a fellow Naija)
Peace! I can say that I'm really diggin "Chillin". SOmeone mentioned that go-go sound he brings to the table and I think it's tight.
The first half of the album comes really strong and Wale is one of the best at coming at you with rapid-fire punchlines.
Oh btw, Shyne did get released from prison finally, but he's since been deported to Belize.
Maybe the proximity to his home will change his style up on his next album.
Nas and Damian Marley are definitely doing a colab album that should be hot. That's something that I'm waiting on more than anything else this year; Outkast is still saying they're gonna put out their next joint, so it should be solid.
Edited by Horus-Godzilla of NY, 11 November 2009 - 07:17 PM.