Today's "Rap/ Hip Hop" Playlist

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  1. AnzacSonata

    AnzacSonata Well-Known Member

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    To be honest, when you really listen to the lyrics, it's difficult to imagine how this guy even got signed to a record label (especially one as renowned as Profile in the hip hop sector) let alone became so popular; without the rhythm of "It Takes Two" on his debut album, along with the radio and dance club hype it was built on, there's really zero talent here as I see it.

    Ironically, he does mention "DJ E-Z Rock" in more than one of the tracks on here, but still stuck to his "solo" stage name for the overall production.

    At any rate, at least this LP didn't skip around like mad, as my It Takes Two copy did...
     
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  2. A Tribe Called Quest - The Love Movement (Limited Edition)

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    Someone eventually had to do it, right? "It" in this case refers to the six genuinely though-out and well-sequenced bonus tracks accompanying what most fans (and even the group) thought was ATCQ's last studio album. I've never been one for "posse tracks," but will admit I enjoy the remix of Low End Theory's "Scenario," the guest verses on "Rock, Rock, Y'all," and Busta's ridiculous wordplay on "One, Two Shit." The vast majority of bonus tracks adjoining most albums from any genre tend to be filler or outright garbage from the floor of the editing room. The six tracks on the bonus disc of this album continue the flow of the album to a rightful conclusion.

    (Subjective) Album highlight: Phife Dawg steps out of the shadow of Q-Tip and simply tears shit up on "His Name Is Mutty Ranks." It felt so good to hear his own lyricis shine and not sound like a hesitant second fiddle to Kamal/Q-Tip/Jonathan Davis.

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  3. Jay-Z - 4:44

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  4. Chubb Rock - The Mind

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  5. Slum Village - Slum Village

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  6. AnzacSonata

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  7. The Coup - Pick a Bigger Weapon

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  9. 3rd Bass - The Cactus Revisited

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  11. Public Enemy - Yo! Bum Rush the Show

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  12. AnzacSonata

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    :dunno:
     
  13. Outta Ammo

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    Pic didn't show up. Sorry.
    I'm jealous of these: IMG_0372.PNG
     
  14. Lupe Fiasco - Tetsuo and Youth

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  15. Worried Man

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    Can't get enough of this.

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  16. AnzacSonata

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    No, I saw the pic you were referring to -- what I'm asking is, why jealous?
     
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    I've been searching for good copies of those (and Breakin') for a while.
    Can't seem to get find any decent ones in my price range.
     
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  19. AnzacSonata

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    Ahhh, I see; I bought the Beat Street soundtrack new back around '88 or so, and tried to take care of it as best as possible -- I more recently needed to give it a few cleanings to get rid of noise and skips, but now it's virtually silent (both volumes).

    I actually do have the Breakin' and Breakin' 2 soundtracks on vinyl (original Polydor pressings) but they're not in good shape, as they were also second-hand finds without inner sleeves. I know the first Breakin's soundtrack was reissued on 180-gram vinyl and I'm always lookin' for that -- two great soundtracks, indeed.
     
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  20. Kwamé - Nastee (feat. A New Beginning)

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