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|2 weeks 15 hours ago||Here we go!||
Here we go!
|2 weeks 15 hours ago||Rewatching the final episode||
Rewatching the final episode from last season to get ready for this one.
So hyped, should be a good season!
|7 weeks 2 days ago||This song hurts my soul.||
This song hurts my soul.
|7 weeks 5 days ago||(No subject)|
|9 weeks 20 hours ago||Go Blue!!||
|10 weeks 1 day ago||Don't forget DJ Shadow too.||
Don't forget DJ Shadow too.
|10 weeks 1 day ago||I feel like 90% of people||
I feel like 90% of people don't think that Pharell existed before Happy/Blurred Lines.
|10 weeks 2 days ago||JayZ definitely messed that||
JayZ definitely messed that one up. That song was originally supposed to be a Eminem and Royce da 5'9, Bad Meets Evil, but Jay ended up replacing Royce and putting it on the Blueprint. I feel like Jay had to know what he was getting into.
Huh, I honestly don't know too much of Big L's stuff. I'll check it out.
Also, Rakim definitely definitely gets slept on too much in the discussion of best rapper.
|10 weeks 2 days ago||Cosigned. Nas is the greatest||
Cosigned. Nas is the greatest lyricist in hip hop history. Although honestly, I wouldn't shocked to be Kendrick challenging that title in the future. That guys taking over the world right now.
|10 weeks 2 days ago||If you think Kanye doesn't||
If you think Kanye doesn't know music you know nothing about Kanye, and music in general.
He was one of the top producers in Hip-Hop before he ever released a song of his own. So to say he doesn't know music or is an insult to true musicians is complete bullshit.
Bruce Springsteen (link), Elton John (link) and Liam Gallagher (link) and a ton of others have said they love Kanye's work. He's had extensive collaborations with some of the best musicans (Bon Iver and Paul McCartney for example). He's just about more critically loved than any artist out right now (pitchfork gave his last two albums 10.0 and 9.5, rolling stone gave them 5 and 4.5 stars, etc)
If you say Kanye ruined music, you don't know music.
|10 weeks 2 days ago||Most people haven't heard of||
Most people haven't heard of the song itself before, but there's a drum solo in it called the "amen break" which is incredibly famous and sampled in tons of hip hop, electronic music and rock music. And I'd be pretty surprised if most people didn't recognize it immediately.
Link to the break: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qwQLk7NcpO4
|10 weeks 2 days ago||There's an ironic humor to||
There's an ironic humor to someone responding "Amen, brother" to rap sucking, as the song "Amen, Brother" has been one of the most influential songs in all of Hip-Hop (although not a hip-hop song itself)
|10 weeks 2 days ago||I love me some Vampire||
I love me some Vampire Weekend, but honestly I wouldn't put them in that category. They've only had 3 albums, and what I think is their strongest work (Modern Vampires) is as not as good as Kanye's (MBDTF and Late Registration) or Animal Collectives (Merriweather Post Pavillion and Sung Tongs).
They're definitely up there for one of my favorite though, I just wouldn't put them up on that tier yet.
|10 weeks 2 days ago||"Leanin views of cute||
"Leanin views of cute animals"?
|10 weeks 2 days ago||Frita Batidos uber alles.||
Frita Batidos uber alles.
|10 weeks 2 days ago||Could we combine the two?||
Could we combine the two? Drinking while watching Cat Videos?
|10 weeks 2 days ago||"Your Unpopular Opinions||
"Your Unpopular Opinions Opinions"
|10 weeks 2 days ago||Rapping technique hasn't been||
Rapping technique hasn't been just about rhyming since like 1985.
Yeah rhyming is important, but its a small part of the overall technique of a rapper. A lot of it has more to do with delivery, syllabic flow, word play and overall meaning rather than just making two words rhyme.
|10 weeks 2 days ago||Also for Detroit Hip Hop||
Also for Detroit Hip Hop artists: J. Dilla>>Eminem (even though Dilla wasn't a rapper, Donuts is a fantastic album). Also Danny Brown is putting out much better music than Eminem right now.
|10 weeks 2 days ago||This is a super popular||
This is a super popular opinion or literally the worst opinion ever depending on who you ask:
Kanye has put out the best and most influential music in the last decade (and done so with a ridiculous consistency).
The only other groups (I can think of off the top of my head right now) in the last 10 years that has had a similarly high quality and consistent output over the last decade are Sufjan Stevens and Animal Collective.
|10 weeks 2 days ago||Not a huge Em fan, and I||
Not a huge Em fan, and I wouldn't say he sucks, but generally he's overrated.
His early albums are really strong, and he's quite possibly the best rapper of all time in terms of technique. However, artistically, he's been really weak over the last decade or so.
|10 weeks 2 days ago||I loved yeezus, but||
I loved yeezus, but definitely preffered MBDTF over it (up there for GOAT hip-hop album in my opinion).
For the style of Yeezus though (the industrial hip-hop fusion), I generally prefer Death Grips and Clipping (check out The Money Store by Death Grips and Clppng by Clipping if you haven't listened to them yet and liked yeezus. They're both great)
|10 weeks 2 days ago||For baseball, they're testing||
For baseball, they're testing out a pitchclock in the Minor leagues right now, so you might get your one wish soon.
|10 weeks 2 days ago||I'm not sure if I should||
I'm not sure if I should downvote out of anger, or upvote for actually answering the question with a really damn controversial answer.
|10 weeks 2 days ago||A2 USMC seems to be trolling||
A2 USMC seems to be trolling the board hard, and is already down to an impressive -100 points in just 1 day on the board. Might want to keep an eye on him. I don't know if he's done anything ban-able apart from calling us all mouth breathers, but he's not off to a very good start here.
|10 weeks 3 days ago||Why are they replaying the OT||
Why are they replaying the OT from Michigan State instead of the Illinois game?
|10 weeks 5 days ago||(No subject)|
|10 weeks 6 days ago||IIRC, Hopcat is opening this||
IIRC, Hopcat is opening this weekend in Ann Arbor, so they might have some of you're willing to brave the insane crowd that will be there.
|11 weeks 13 hours ago||MBDTF is his best though by a||
MBDTF is his best though by a pretty solid margin (Late Registration and College Dropout are up there for personal favorite albums). its already viewed as one of the best rap albums of all time, and is one of the best albums of the last decade.
|11 weeks 13 hours ago||/Sits patiently waiting for||
/Sits patiently waiting for PeterKlima to show up