1. Post #1921
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    October 2008
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    fuck media tags wont work or am I having a retard moment..

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature...v=Td1x2z7CjTI#!

    new favorite song to listen to right now..
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  2. Post #1922
    seanocaster's Avatar
    October 2010
    488 Posts
    im feeling this dude, he pretty original
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  3. Post #1923
    Seohyun's Avatar
    June 2011
    111 Posts
    Is Pop-rap and/or Hip-pop and/or Alternative hip-hop allowed in this thread?


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  4. Post #1924
    -nesto-'s Avatar
    September 2007
    3,864 Posts
    Is Pop-rap and/or Hip-pop and/or Alternative hip-hop allowed in this thread?

    That first one had me crackin up.
    Funny shit
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  5. Post #1925
    Seohyun's Avatar
    June 2011
    111 Posts
    That first one had me crackin up.
    Funny shit
    The song or my bad attempt at naming the genre?
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  6. Post #1926
    -nesto-'s Avatar
    September 2007
    3,864 Posts
    The song
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  7. Post #1927
    Seohyun's Avatar
    June 2011
    111 Posts
    I'm not sure if that's good or bad, but I think I can guess.
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  8. Post #1928
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    April 2006
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    Hip-pop lol

    sounds like an old man saying hip-hop
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  9. Post #1929
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    September 2008
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    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.
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  10. Post #1930
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    July 2010
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    I wouldn't even consider Pitchfork's write-ups reviews. Also Wale is a bro:

    You might agree with this; you might not. One person who certainly doesn’t: Wale, who went on an extended Twitter rant first at the general public and then at site founder Ryan Schreiber. Here it is:

    Pitchfork…we don’t believe u…u need more people …yall can’t talk bout this culture, cuz yall not part of it

    @ryanpitchfork yall know too much…I haven’t even read yall little review…I just know how you guys operate.

    @ryanpitchfork yall critique with little to know knowledge…eager for an opportunity to sound like some “tastemaker”..when we all know

    @ryanpitchfork as far as hiphop goes, yall just ride a new n—-s wave until they have mainstream success..well done, we don’t care tho


    Calling Childish Gambino an exemplar of hip-hop is kind of like calling the Lonely Island an exemplar of R&B. But if anyone was going to jump to Glover’s Twitter defense, it might as well be Wale, who did a song with him. (Something tells us whoever manages fellow collaborator Adele’s Twitter isn’t getting into this.) Ryan responded:

    People acting like we only panned Camp because Glover rips Pitchfork forgot about that line in Yonkers. http://twitpic.com/7myje3

    @Wale Oh, this is all about you now? Huh. Didn’t mean to hurt your feelings, bro. We write reviews for listeners, not artists.

    @Thrillcall pretty wild coming from a rapper who namechecked pitchfork while defending another rapper who namechecked pitchfork


    TEAM AFFILIATION: I’m Childish Gambino-agnostic, and since this is supposed to be a disclaimer, have spoken to a few Pitchfork writers online. I guess that makes me teamless? But as a writer, I’d hope Wale could actually read the review before complaining, or at least pretend he did, no?

    DRAMA RATING: 2/5. Inside baseball. But bizarre!
    Edited:

    Oh yeah this is the source: http://popdust.com/2011/12/02/wale-c...ino-pitchfork/
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  11. Post #1931
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    November 2005
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    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
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  12. Post #1932
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    May 2011
    163 Posts
    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.
    isnt pitchfork a hipster thing
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  13. Post #1933
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    December 2008
    11,201 Posts
    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
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  14. Post #1934
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    September 2008
    12,511 Posts
    isnt pitchfork a hipster thing
    Kind of they like to try and pretend their "tastemakers".
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  15. Post #1935
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    August 2009
    76 Posts
    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.
    Give it a shot. From what I've seen, you either love it or you hate it.

    I loved it.

    Top 3 Hip Hop albums of the year for me...

    1. Oneirology
    2. Section.80
    3. Camp
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  16. Post #1936
    valiant nbd's Avatar
    May 2011
    163 Posts
    Kind of they like to try and pretend their "tastemakers".

    oh thanks
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  17. Post #1937
    Sometimes I put my nose in my dog's butt and I furiously squeeze his belly until he farts.
    AutomataReturns's Avatar
    May 2009
    2,379 Posts
    Loving "Camp" right now. Gambino's great.
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  18. Post #1938
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  19. Post #1939
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    February 2009
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    i urge you all to listen to this guy, he's brilliant
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  20. Post #1940
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    September 2007
    3,864 Posts
    these dudes are fire

    Randam Luck

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  21. Post #1941
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    August 2011
    939 Posts

    i urge you all to listen to this guy, he's brilliant
    Sick song. I'm having trouble finding anything else by him though. Any pointers?
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  22. Post #1942
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    January 2005
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    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uqMBZ...ailpage#t=117s

    Roc Marciano's second verse on this shit (timestamped) is fucking my brain through my ears right now holy omg

    Edited:


    i urge you all to listen to this guy, he's brilliant
    Hmm, dude's not much of a lyricist (the chorus is pretty bad especially). Nice production & heart though.

    Edited:

    Haha wait what the eff @ the ending D:
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  23. Post #1943
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    September 2007
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    This has to be one of the most amazing beats I've ever heard, especially if you have good headphones/buds.
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  24. Post #1944
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    January 2005
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    Stoupe's got the classical/latin/movie soundtrack sample beat formula down for sure. This is still my favorite one of his beats though:


    Edited:

    also this

    unt this
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  25. Post #1945
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    September 2007
    3,864 Posts
    Those are all great but 2 is incredible. Its like some nutcracker shit

    Eve of War still gotta be my favorite stoupe instrumental

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  26. Post #1946

    October 2011
    187 Posts
    Made a thread for some rappers called "The Palmer Squares." check em out.
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  27. Post #1947
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    July 2010
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    Stoupe is dope.

    Posting beats instead of songs would be much easier for me. I'll do that for the next few pages.
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  28. Post #1948
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    February 2009
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    Sick song. I'm having trouble finding anything else by him though. Any pointers?
    never heard of him up until this song so I don't know where you could find more of him.


    Hmm, dude's not much of a lyricist (the chorus is pretty bad especially). Nice production & heart though.
    his lyrics aren't the greatest yea but i really like the chorus, that's just me.
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  29. Post #1949
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    April 2006
    4,604 Posts
    I kinda like his lyrics. I think his delivery is more what's fuckin him up.
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  30. Post #1950
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    Snip
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  31. Post #1951
    looking rad, feeling sad
    Slowbro's Avatar
    April 2011
    4,406 Posts
    Hilarious, banter-infused grime courtesy of Elro from January of this year.


    Edited:

    Might've posted that already, cant remember, soz if I have.
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  32. Post #1952
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    January 2005
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    I kinda like his lyrics. I think his delivery is more what's fuckin him up.
    I'm sure it's the lyrics. I've seen a lot of rappers where he is, honestly--he's got the mechanical part of it down, he knows how to fit the words to the beat and rhyme shit, and he does it well. But the words themselves don't have any lyrical, poetic quality. Examples:

    "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.
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  33. Post #1953
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    April 2006
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    Well yeah, you're right. It's hard to be original with lyrics these days though.
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  34. Post #1954
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    January 2005
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    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.
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  35. Post #1955
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    April 2006
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    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
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  36. Post #1956
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    I like how classic east coast rap has more natural sounds like horns and strings, much better than today's dumb synths and beats.


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  37. Post #1957

    September 2010
    177 Posts
    Producers still sample jazz, it's just not as prominent.
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  38. Post #1958
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    July 2010
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    much better than today's dumb synths and beats.
    Oh look it's this opinion again.
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  39. Post #1959
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    April 2006
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    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.

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  40. Post #1960
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    July 2010
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    "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:

    Dilla

    Illmind

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