fuck media tags wont work or am I having a retard moment..
new favorite song to listen to right now..
im feeling this dude, he pretty original
Is Pop-rap and/or Hip-pop and/or Alternative hip-hop allowed in this thread?
I'm not sure if that's good or bad, but I think I can guess.
sounds like an old man saying hip-hop
Jesus Christ Pitchfork panned Camp hard, it's like a fucking fatality. I still need to listen to it to make my own mind up though since they can be real bastards at times.
Buddy of mine went to Kanye's and Jay Z's Watch the Throne tour at the United center in Chicago.
Their setlist was 48 songs long. They played Niggas in paris EIGHT TIMES
Yeah they're pretty pretentious. They report on some absolutely fantastic underlooked music but a lot of their reviews are some of the most pretentious wankery you will ever read
Loving "Camp" right now. Gambino's great.
i urge you all to listen to this guy, he's brilliant
these dudes are fire
Roc Marciano's second verse on this shit (timestamped) is fucking my brain through my ears right now holy omg
Haha wait what the eff @ the ending D:
This has to be one of the most amazing beats I've ever heard, especially if you have good headphones/buds.
Stoupe's got the classical/latin/movie soundtrack sample beat formula down for sure. This is still my favorite one of his beats though:
Those are all great but 2 is incredible. Its like some nutcracker shit
Eve of War still gotta be my favorite stoupe instrumental
Made a thread for some rappers called "The Palmer Squares." check em out.
Stoupe is dope.
Posting beats instead of songs would be much easier for me. I'll do that for the next few pages.
I kinda like his lyrics. I think his delivery is more what's fuckin him up.
Hilarious, banter-infused grime courtesy of Elro from January of this year.
Might've posted that already, cant remember, soz if I have.
"she stormed out the room in a pretty upset fashion"
"if we assume it does then how can we have progression"
"the public has perceptions of us, our love's turned to a weapon that just shoots down the negative comments, decisions that they want etc etc" <--this one in particular just reads like a really incoherent run-on sentence that the singer is barely able to put to a beat
They read like a dude's posts on his blog, not like a song. And that can be fine in certain circumstances, but from the beat, subject matter, and the video, it doesn't seem like "causal conversation" is the vibe he's going for. He also uses a lot of really corny cliches:
"anger was burning fervently, in the third degree"
"watching both sides fight like capulets and montagues"
I mean I don't want to rip dude apart cause it's a really personal song, but underneath the flashy video and nice production he's kind of a below-average lyricist.
Well yeah, you're right. It's hard to be original with lyrics these days though.
It's easier than THAT :v
I think back in the 90s when academic people started paying attention to rap and said stuff like "it makes use of similies, which is a poetic device" a bunch of Conscious Rappers kind of seized on that idea and started cramming as many similies into their lyrics as possible, regardless of context, to the point where just about any similie that isn't a really clever double entendre just sounds silly and played. The Young Money people gave it a little more shelf life by leaving out the "like a" part and turning it into hashtag raps, but that shit's got an even shorter shelf life.
I noticed that the more i got into older rap. It was fun at first but it's almost like MCs are expected to use similes these days. Most of it is just pop culture references or references to older hip-hop for nostalgia's sake
I like how classic east coast rap has more natural sounds like horns and strings, much better than today's dumb synths and beats.
Producers still sample jazz, it's just not as prominent.
I think synths can be cool if they're done right. Poppy synthlines just end up sounding like club beats. Good for dancing but not really interesting.
"Today's dumb synths." Have some 90's G-Funk.
Synth elements can't really sound poppy alone, without context. It's really the style of the song that determines that. Some beats with synths: