Anyone else felt that this was a bad year for rap?
I heard a couple of good albums (namely Strange Journey Volume One-Cunnynlinguists, Born Like This-MF Doom and K'naan-Troubadour) but i didn't feel like any of them would become classics.
I only really like the Daylight EP from Aesop Rock (how are we always talking about him? lol). It's like Labor Days with the fat cut out. Although 9-5ers Anthem is good too.
Yeah, Sadistik sounds a LOT like Slug. For a bit I thought it was one of his side projects.
Atmosphere is better than Aesop Rock lol
"Dead Prez & DJ Green Lantern "Pulse of the People" is the only good rap album to come out in 2009. Prove me wrong."
Whaaaaaat are you fucking kidding me? That's not even an album proper; it's just a mixtape...
Raekwon - Only Built For Cuban Linx II, which is hands-down my album of the year.
Antipop Consortium - Fluorescent Black
Blakroc - Blakroc
Mos Def - The Ecstatic
UGK - UGK 4 Life
Dälek - Gutter Tactics
People Under the Stairs - Carried Away
Skyzoo - The Salvation
Marco Polo & Torae - Double Barrel
And I'm just getting started...
Also, I need to know. WHY on earth do people like Aesop Rock so much? He's not terrible but he's soooooooo pedestrian.
"Pedestrian? That's kind of why people like him."
By "pedestrian", I mean he's really nothing more than an adequate emcee. As in incredibly boredom-inducing adequate. As far as non-gangsta underground rappers go, you could do far better.
I just like Aesoop's style, it's nice, in a minimalist way.
Anyway, Mos Def's album was pretty good, and I'm sure those others were too (though I've head UGK 4 Life was a bit of a dissapointment). "Prove me wrong" is a /mu/ meme, btw.
I end this transmission with possibly the best bad rap song ever:
Girlies, rub on your titties.
edited 15th Dec '09 8:37:03 AM by JethroQWalrustitty
This love so bold goes undeclared/a joy unseen, a world unknown/a love that dare not speak its name/hidden treasure, precious stone
I just got into it. I really like Lupe Fiasco, Eminem has a few okay songs, and I could listen to freakin Soulja Boy if it was mixed with any classic rock hit.
I've heard good things about Immortal Technique and I'm interested. What would people say are his best songs?
Immortal Technique has some bad-ass songs, I will say that. I listened to Bush Knocked Down The Towers a LOT of time when I was younger. Though I am a 9/11 truther that fell out of new research regarding 9/11 truth. So I may have my biases. Regarding 9/11 truth, his stuff he said on 'bush knocked down the towers'? The stand-down order by dick cheney and whatnot is true. 9/11 WAS AN INSIDE JOB
Bush Knocked Down The Towers
Point of No Return
Cause of Death
EDIT: lol @ the 'stuff white people like' link. It's funny to see how these guys on this other forums were dissin Soulja Boy and talking about old-skool rap. Some dude posted that with the caption 'OH U'
EDIT 2: IMO the BEST song Immortal Technique made. The remix of Bin Laden [bush knocked down the towers]
The opening is FUCK YEAH level. The "Affirmative action ain't reverse discrimination, that shit is a pathetic excuse for reparations" quote is AWESOME.