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#61 NewMarketSean

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Posted 24 August 2015 - 08:02 AM

Does anyone ever cringe at some of the lyrics in rap songs?

 

Sometimes. Depends what the context is...is it really corny? Has it not aged well? Is it vulgar and now it seems offensive when back in the day it was funny?


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Posted 24 August 2015 - 05:02 PM

Does anyone ever cringe at some of the lyrics in rap songs?

 
Sometimes. Depends what the context is...is it really corny? Has it not aged well? Is it vulgar and now it seems offensive when back in the day it was funny?


Not sure that some of the lyrics would have ever been funny, at least not to me. A few songs on my little Wu binge were just hard to listen to. I think that more so applied to the solo stuff though.

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Posted 21 October 2015 - 01:55 PM

Life After Death -- for being such an acclaimed rap album, and considering how excellent the production was on Ready to Die, the beats outside of Premier and RZA (3 songs total) on LAD are straight WACK!


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Posted 31 October 2015 - 12:16 AM

Bump. Happy Halloween.....don't let your mind play tricks on ya.

 


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#65 NewMarketSean

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Posted 04 November 2015 - 10:45 AM

Liquid Swords, which turns 20 years old on Saturday, went platinum last month.

 

http://www.nme.com/n...gzagenius/88950

 

Happy 20th, Liquid Swords...you're not as good as Cuban Linx but you're still a fucking amazing album.


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Posted 04 November 2015 - 02:43 PM

Nice & Smooth, most underrated rap duo ever????


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Posted 09 May 2016 - 04:31 PM

Important lyrics question from collaboration of two old school rap icons is finally answered.



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Posted 23 May 2016 - 12:42 PM

Oral history of Run DMC's "Walk this Way":

 

https://www.washingt...tid=ptv_rellink


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Posted 23 May 2016 - 12:43 PM

Oral history of Run DMC's "Walk this Way":

 

https://www.washingt...tid=ptv_rellink

 

When I was a kid, I had no idea who Aerosmith was.  I thought it was a fake band that Run DMC made up for the video.


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Posted 13 June 2016 - 04:07 PM

When I was a kid, I had no idea who Aerosmith was.  I thought it was a fake band that Run DMC made up for the video.

I did too lol......


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<p>I am pretty sure Shack is thinking of PBR.

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Posted 05 August 2016 - 01:35 PM

On a Common kick.

 

Love Resurrection. One of the most underrated rap albums of the 90s.


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Posted 05 August 2016 - 02:08 PM

On a Common kick.

 

Love Resurrection. One of the most underrated rap albums of the 90s.

Erykah badu ruined common.  She has ruined her fair share.


<p>I am pretty sure Shack is thinking of PBR.

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Posted 05 August 2016 - 02:09 PM

On a Common kick.   Love Resurrection. One of the most underrated rap albums of the 90s.
Erykah badu ruined common.  She has ruined her fair share.
Eh. Maybe ruined a few of his songs.
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Posted 11 November 2016 - 10:54 AM

I need to bring this MF thread back!!!

 

 


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Posted 11 November 2016 - 10:55 AM


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Posted 13 November 2016 - 10:43 PM

So A Tribe Called Quest just released a new album...
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Posted 12 April 2017 - 03:19 PM

Been listening to every Wu Tang album, group and solo. Just finished Supreme Clientele. Here's my ratings, out of ****

Wu Tang Clan, Enter the Wu-Tang ****
Method Man, Tical ***1/2
Ol' Dirty Bastard, Return to the 36 Chambers: The Dirty Version ****
Raekwon, Only Built 4 Cuban Linx ****
Genius/GZA, Liquid Swords ****
Ghost face Killah, Ironman ***1/2
Wu Tang Clan, Wu Tang Forever ****
Cappadonna, The Pillage ***
Method Man, Tical 2000: Judgement Day ***
RZA, Bobby Digital in Stereo **
Inspectah Deck, Uncontrollable Substance **1/2
Genius/GZA, Beneath the Surface **1/2
Ol' Dirty Bastard, Ni**a Please ***
U-God, Golden Arms Redemption **1/2
Raekwon, Immobliarity **
Ghostface Killah, Supreme Clientele ****

The Wu really fell off after Wu Tang Forever, but there were still some gems here and there. The run from their debut to Wu Tang forever has to be one of the most dominating runs for a band/group, whatever you want to call them, in music history.

 

The lesser-MC's who were great when they dropped in on a song, like UGod and Inspectah Deck, had trouble carrying a full album, especially with minimal production from RZA. But it's not like RZA was still bringing it like he had been at that point. 

 

Fun fact, the Inspectah Deck album was supposed to drop in 1995 but there was a flood at RZA's house and they lost all the beats they'd done for the album, and about 300 other beats RZA had on reserve. A hip hop tragedy.

 

EDIT: Still on this journey if anyone cares...

 

Wu Tang Clan, The W ***1/2

RZA, Digital Bullet **

Ghostface Killah, Bulletproof Wallets ***

Wu Tang Clan, Iron Flag ***

GZA, Legend of the Liquid Sword **1/2

Inspectah Deck, The Movement **1/2

RZA, Birth of a Prince **

Raekwon, The Lex Diamond Story **

​Ghostface Killah, The Pretty Toney Album ***

Method Man, Tical 0: The Prequel **

Masta Killa, ​No Said Date ****

Ol' Dirty Bastard, A Son Unique ***

U-God, Mr. Xcitement *1/2

GZA, Grandmasters ***1/2

Ghostface Killah, Fishscale ***1/2

Inspector Deck, The Resident Patient **1/2

Method Man, 421: The Day After **1/2

Masta Killa, Made in Brooklyn

Ghostface Killah, More Fish **1/2

Ghostface Killah, Bog Doe Rehab **1/2

Wu Tang Clan, 8 Diagrams ***

RZA, Digi Snacks *1/2

GZA, Pro Tools, **1/2

Ghostface Killah, Ghostdini the Great ***

U-God, Dopium **1/2

Raekwon, Only Built 4 Cuban Linx II ****

Method Man/Ghostface Killa/Raekwon, Wu Massacre **

Inspector Deck, Manifesto *

Ghostface Killa, Apollo Kids **1/2

Raekwon,  Shaolin vs Wu Tang **1/2


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#78 NewMarketSean

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Posted 20 June 2017 - 02:53 PM

RIP Prodigy.

 


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#79 Nigel Tufnel

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Posted 12 July 2017 - 08:40 AM

Anybody watching The Defiant Ones on HBO?  It's a 4-part documentary on Dr. Dre and Jimmy Iovine's musical partnership, which eventually resulted in them making zillions of dollars on Beats headphones.  Tons of stuff on NWA, Interscope, Death Row, etc.  Definitely worth checking out.


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Posted 06 September 2017 - 10:03 AM

New Wu Tang Clan album out 10/13.

 

First single:

 

 

And here's another newly released song...not sure if it'll be on the album though.

 


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