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part of the undrecover surrealism exhibition at the hayward. looks good.
if i liked Buck 65...
but he's the hiphop equivalent of corduroy.
i have problems with him.
i'm listening to hiphop now.
and i did only that until i was 16.
and i think he's really balls.
he should've stuck to baseball.
sorry, i've been drinking.
he's still shit though.
but i like what he does, i just think he has an amazing way with words.
he's also very charming live.
his flow generally sounds like he can't rap.
it's the same with talib kweli - too many syllables.
i rate flow over lyrics, because great lyrics aren't necessarily fun to listen to: so when someone has such a generic voice like he does it's just dull.
shitty beats too.
with you on the flow over lyrics thing.
the rhythm of the words is more interesting than the content.
also, "the hiphop equivalent of corduroy" is one of my favourite comments ever. :D
I've never really made up my mind on buck 65 though, I like some bits I hear and other bits I don't... hmm..
"the rhythm of the words is more interesting than the content."
that sentence doesn't really make sense, sorry.
what I meant to say was, I'm more interested in the rhythm of the words than the content.
"hiphop equivalent of coduroy" - that's ace.
but don't forget everyone needs a good pair of corduroy jeans in their wardrobe. it's a fashion classic as is ol' buck.
you'll like the new Aloe Blacc album i think. it's out this month on Stones Throw.
was that an insult? i'm taking it as such because i had a listen and found it horrifically dated. yuck.
it's like a lot of the recent PPP/Sa-Ra stuff, but more latin-y because he's from Panama so he does bits in Spanish. Madlib helped out on the LP.
it's, liek, RLY RATHER GOOD.
i found it quite cheesy. the title of his first track i'm beautiful didn't really help although i'm listening to want me and it's...better.
i guess we just have wildly different tastes when it comes to hip hop matt.
that is the worst track off the lp though.
you should get into hardcore gangsta rap, that'd be nice.
Big L rest in peace.
recommend me some and i'll hunt it out.
Kool G Rap & Polo "Wanted: Dead or Alive"
Big Punisher "Capital Punishment"
Big L "Lifestylez ov da poor & dangerous"
Notorious BIG "Ready to Die"
Raekwon "Only Built 4 Cuban Linx"
Geto Boys "We Can't Be Stopped"
there's a old school Philadelphia gangsta comp that i'll need to check the title of...
Dr. Dre "The Chronic"
Mobb Deep "The Infamous"
Boogie Down Productions "Criminal Minded"
M.O.P. - pretty much anything... whichever LP has "Stick to ya Gunz" maybe
The Beatnuts "Intoxicated Demons", S/T or "Stone Crazy"
Snoop Doggy Dogg "Doggystyle"
Smif N Wessun "Dah Shinin"
Above The Law "Livin' Like Hustlers"
Big Noyd "Episodes of a Hustla"
Cormega "The True Meaning"
there's lots more but this is purely stream of consciousness.
i'm far too enthusiastic about gangsta rap.
you'll need a really wide sense of humour about murder, homophobia and mysogyny, obvs.
oh, and get the song "Pregnant Pussy" by UGK just for an example of how depraved it can get sometimes.
hehe. just kidding. i will check some of these out.
how does arabic hip hop grab ya? these folk are good.
they seem to have live instruments... hearing arabic breaks would be nice.
don't have to stick to the same formula all the time though.
on the girl's voice either. it's a bit too trip-hoppy lamb-esque but they were pretty good when i saw them live a few months ago. it did make a nice change.
or willingness to overlook disgusting views in the name of cultural authenticity and fetishisation of rap cliches?
Re: Buck, you're evaluating him in terms of hip-hop, when he's not really hip-hop anymore. It's all about his story telling innit.
N.B. fetishisation is probably not a word.
i don't know who can find it hard not to laugh at stuff like "i'll leave a man slaughtered in front of my kids/ a little blood get on my daughter, it's nothing, she'll live", really.
most rappers aren't actually murderers, not all rappers are going to be nice people. but hey, that's society.
i'll admit that i've only heard old Buck65 stuff from when he was very much hiphop... but that was 'wack'.