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|Topic subject||Late 80s hip hop was IT|
3025056, Late 80s hip hop was IT|
Posted by OKdamn, Sun Jun-07-20 01:16 PM
86 to 89 when everyone was sampling JB.I forgot how ill this stuff was!
3025058, Queen Latifah - Wrath Of My Madness|
Posted by OKdamn, Sun Jun-07-20 01:22 PM
3025062, RE: Queen Latifah - Wrath Of My Madness|
Posted by spidey, Sun Jun-07-20 06:41 PM
3025059, Nice And Smooth - Hit Me|
Posted by OKdamn, Sun Jun-07-20 01:39 PM
3025060, Hurby Luv Bug produced Christmas In Hollis|
Posted by OKdamn, Sun Jun-07-20 01:45 PM
I just now learned that..wow
3025075, The A Side is where she first hit back hard at MC Lyte...|
Posted by My_SP1200_Broken_Again, Mon Jun-08-20 12:08 PM
Such an underrated battle record.
3025088, This is fire|
Posted by OKdamn, Tue Jun-09-20 10:58 AM
I'm about to dl the whole album
3025093, Has anyone documented what sounds EQ'd for 2020 on Spotify?|
Posted by Nodima, Wed Jun-10-20 02:33 AM
We're adjusting the feel of the restaurant I work at a lot while we have the time to do so and one of the things our chef asked for was little sprinklings of older hip-hop, inspired by when I let Tribe's "Oh My God (Remix)" into a ramshackle one night only playlist a few weeks ago. But I've been having a ton of trouble figuring out what's going to sound good over the Sonos system because of the wild fluctuation in mastering techniques. Like, it's bizarre to me that Digable Planets' "Where I'm From" is damn near mute while JVC Force's "Strong Island" is a total banger. Both sound great at home on a basic Klipsch 2.1 system, but at work some songs are practically non resonant.
I can rock "Bassline" by Mantronix but, ironically, "This Beat Kicks" by T La Rock is like attending a silent film.
"This is the streets, and I am the trap." � Jay Bilas
Hip Hop Handbook: http://tinyurl.com/ll4kzz
3025095, Latee - This Cuts Got Flavor |
Posted by OKdamn, Wed Jun-10-20 12:24 PM
3025096, Sir Ibu - I'm the Peacemaker|
Posted by mrhood75, Wed Jun-10-20 01:27 PM
One of the O.G.s (Original Gods) ripping it over some James Brown's and Kool & the Gang sampled funk. Just raw and rugged.
3025097, Three Times Dope - Improvin' Da Groovin'|
Posted by mrhood75, Wed Jun-10-20 01:30 PM
EST doesn't got enough credit. The Overlord of Fresh developed Wu-Tang/E-40 levels of slang back in the late '80s, and he could flow his ass off.
3025098, Tuff Crew - My Part of Town|
Posted by mrhood75, Wed Jun-10-20 01:49 PM
More raw shit from a slept on, but fairly prolific crew from Philly.
3025105, Yeeiss (c) Morris Day|
Posted by OKdamn, Thu Jun-11-20 11:47 AM
YouTube is rabbit hole with this stuff. So much fire that nobody knew about if you didn't hear it on BET or Yo.
3025099, Krown Rulers - Kick the Ball|
Posted by mrhood75, Wed Jun-10-20 01:52 PM
More Philly shit. Just hyped rhymes over a drum track and some scratches. Doesn't get much more late '80s than that.
3025101, you're dropping straight gems in here fam!! |
Posted by My_SP1200_Broken_Again, Wed Jun-10-20 10:11 PM
3025106, Funk face in less than 10 seconds|
Posted by OKdamn, Thu Jun-11-20 11:49 AM
3025104, Def Jef - On the Real Tip|
Posted by mrhood75, Thu Jun-11-20 10:44 AM
Some self-produced heat by an MC who had to move from NY to California to get some shine. Dude has two dope albums, but his first single sets things off right.
3025113, Had anyone notable sampled Got To Be Real before this?|
Posted by phemom, Thu Jun-11-20 02:02 PM
I feel like you can't lose with that flip.
3029729, RE: Had anyone notable sampled Got To Be Real before this?|
Posted by Original Juice, Tue Jan-12-21 02:42 PM
>I feel like you can't lose with that flip.
M.C. Shy D "I Don't Play, part 2" (1988)
3025107, Mc Lyte - Throwin Words At You|
Posted by OKdamn, Thu Jun-11-20 11:53 AM
These beats ..good God
3025108, Kool G Rap & DJ Polo - Money In The Bank|
Posted by OKdamn, Thu Jun-11-20 11:59 AM
Ft Large Professor
3025109, Tone Loc - Cutting Rhythms|
Posted by OKdamn, Thu Jun-11-20 12:08 PM
3025110, Young MC - Know How|
Posted by mrhood75, Thu Jun-11-20 12:37 PM
Yeah, "Bust a Move" was corny. Whatever. He kills this. Produced by the Dust Brothers.
3025112, They always hype up the worst song on the album|
Posted by OKdamn, Thu Jun-11-20 01:18 PM
I had this tape and I wore it out. Non Stop was my cut.
3025111, Stezo (R.I.P.) - To the Max|
Posted by mrhood75, Thu Jun-11-20 12:39 PM
Great song from an immaculately mixed album.
3025198, damn i didnt know he passed..crazy noise was my shit. |
Posted by mikediggz, Wed Jun-17-20 04:58 PM
3025114, YZ - IN Control of Things|
Posted by mrhood75, Thu Jun-11-20 03:55 PM
Dude doesn't enough. Made a lot of really dope material during this era.
3025115, RE: YZ - IN Control of Things|
Posted by OKdamn, Thu Jun-11-20 10:30 PM
I miss when rappers would shut up and let the beat ride in the chorus hahaha
3025129, RE: YZ - IN Control of Things|
Posted by mrhood75, Fri Jun-12-20 03:09 PM
>I miss when rappers would shut up and let the beat ride in
>the chorus hahaha
Ha. You know, I was essentially going to say the same thing in the next link I put up.
Hip-Hop is hook dependent now. It's unthinkable to now just let the beat speak for itself.
Last rapper to really commit to that sort of thing was Rakim. Even through the "Don't Sweat the Technique" album, the choruses to lots of his tracks were just the beat playing.
3025133, This Song Is The Reason Why I Liked Lil Kim's "No Time"|
Posted by Dj Joey Joe, Fri Jun-12-20 09:59 PM
I remember the first time I heard YZ's "In Control Of Things" was on Marley Marl's "In Control Show" back in the fall of '89 and was mad I couldn't find the album for two years in stores back home.
Anyway, that beat was banging, and when Lil' Kim used it, I always think of YZ's version.
3029738, That beat is godly|
Posted by cidolfas, Tue Jan-12-21 06:21 PM
3025130, Chill Rob G - Let the Words Flow|
Posted by mrhood75, Fri Jun-12-20 03:22 PM
Still bugs me that most people knowledge of him extends a bootleg track.
3025134, Ice Cream Tee "I Can't Hold Back"|
Posted by Dj Joey Joe, Fri Jun-12-20 10:17 PM
"Can't Hold Back": https://youtu.be/3nbbTOvNgTQ
She was spittin' on this, plus the beat was dope too.
Posted by OKdamn, Sat Jun-13-20 08:29 AM
I haven't heard this in forever..had this tape too
3025135, Izzy Ice "Soul Man" |
Posted by Dj Joey Joe, Fri Jun-12-20 10:27 PM
"Soul Man (The Jeep Mix)": https://youtu.be/MkAmLPW_aKU
I like the song, but this version of the song the Jeep Mix was the one the djs played that got me into it; later on Izzy Ice ended up forming the duo "Da King & I" with their popular songs "Flip The Script" & "Krack The Weasel".
3025136, Markey Fresh (R.I.P.) "The Mack Of Rap" |
Posted by Dj Joey Joe, Fri Jun-12-20 10:30 PM
"Mack Of Rap (Extended Version)": https://youtu.be/5L4VXKDdK6I
Dj Red-Alert use to play this gem a lot cause he was another Flavor Unit emcee, too bad he passed away before coming out with anymore songs, Rest In Peace Markey Fresh.
3025137, Breeze "The Young Son Of No One" |
Posted by Dj Joey Joe, Fri Jun-12-20 10:35 PM
"T.Y.S.O.N. (The Young Son Of No One)": https://youtu.be/-Qhy-2cqZo0
3025151, That beat is hard|
Posted by OKdamn, Sat Jun-13-20 08:40 AM
3025139, King Sun "Mythological Rapper" (1987)|
Posted by Dj Joey Joe, Fri Jun-12-20 10:52 PM
"Mythological Rapper": https://youtu.be/JDueczdgwiI
I'm not sure but I think King Sun had beef with LL Cool J, who I think he is dissin' on this song, but I'm not sure if that's true.
3025140, Jamose "The Rhymthologist" |
Posted by Dj Joey Joe, Fri Jun-12-20 11:11 PM
"The Rhymthologist": https://youtu.be/iB9VTNq60Ho
Posted by OKdamn, Sat Jun-13-20 08:46 AM
3025142, MC Rell & The Houserockers - The Rell Thing|
Posted by c71, Fri Jun-12-20 11:33 PM
3025143, Dj Derek B. & EZQ "Rock The Beat" (1987) |
Posted by Dj Joey Joe, Fri Jun-12-20 11:41 PM
"Rock The Beat": https://youtu.be/F3Ki8oXqwFk
British rapper EZQ was Derek B.'s rap alias, I use to listen to his album "Bullet From A Gun" all the time back in the day, for a British rapper he was pretty good, he also was a producer and dj as well, in 2009 he passed away from a heart attack.
3025144, Alliance "Bustin' Loose"|
Posted by Dj Joey Joe, Fri Jun-12-20 11:49 PM
"Bustin' Loose": https://youtu.be/9JKNRolaD30
3025145, True Mathematics "For The Money"|
Posted by Dj Joey Joe, Fri Jun-12-20 11:51 PM
"For The Money": https://youtu.be/Mekn4Jfdhm4
3025146, KIngs of Pressure - Slang Teacher|
Posted by c71, Sat Jun-13-20 12:06 AM
3025147, M.C. Shan - Down By Law|
Posted by c71, Sat Jun-13-20 12:11 AM
3025199, Shans album got alotta burn...left me lonely was that deal|
Posted by mikediggz, Wed Jun-17-20 05:12 PM
3025148, Donald-D - Notorious|
Posted by c71, Sat Jun-13-20 12:12 AM
3025149, 2 Live Crew - Feel Alright Yall|
Posted by OKdamn, Sat Jun-13-20 08:27 AM
3025153, Run Dmc - How Ya Do It Dee|
Posted by OKdamn, Sat Jun-13-20 08:55 AM
Tougher Than Leather was better than Raising Hell imo
3025154, Rapmasters 4|
Posted by OKdamn, Sat Jun-13-20 09:03 AM
These were a popular compilation series on casettes right before CDs started to come into play
3025155, Kool Moe Dee - 50 Ways|
Posted by OKdamn, Sat Jun-13-20 09:13 AM
Haven't heard this in forever. Listening now, it was kinda innovative for it's time. It samples Paul Simon lol. If I'm not mistaken, Teddy Riley produced this album.
3025196, i'm going to play some of these Thurs night on my IG...|
Posted by My_SP1200_Broken_Again, Wed Jun-17-20 02:56 PM
3029713, Queen Latifah- Queen Of Royal Badness|
Posted by OKdamn, Mon Jan-11-21 06:51 PM
3029728, Great thread. Thank you!|
Posted by cidolfas, Tue Jan-12-21 02:36 PM
3029737, JVC Force - Strong Island|
Posted by KnowNaim_X, Tue Jan-12-21 06:06 PM
3029739, Cool C - Juice Crew Diss|
Posted by KnowNaim_X, Tue Jan-12-21 06:30 PM
3029746, Not a big fan.|
Posted by stone_phalanges, Wed Jan-13-21 08:09 PM
Unless we are talking about Kool G Rap, or EPMD, 80's rap sounds very dated to me. It's kind like proto-hiphop for me. I really can see myself revisiting most of the music of that era.
Even classics like 3 feet high and rising. It's ok as sort of experimental energetic music, but in some ways it doesn't even sound like hip hop to me. mid to late 80's hip-hop was in some sort of late stage stripped down disco flux.
3029747, The raw wild joy of it makes it even better than 91-94|
Posted by cidolfas, Wed Jan-13-21 11:27 PM
3029748, You had to be there|
Posted by OKdamn, Thu Jan-14-21 08:59 AM
Being born in 78 was perfect. I was there for every classic era.
In the late 80s the only time real hip hop was on tv was once a day for 1 hour. So that was a special time.
Rap was just starting to become sample heavy, so listening to a new rap album put you on the funky stuff that had been forgotten. Then in the 90s it got better and better.
And yeah I'm getting old. I got a charley horse while I was bonkin my gal last night. It was hella embarrassing.
3029749, The instrumental track on rap albums|
Posted by OKdamn, Thu Jan-14-21 12:44 PM
Whodini - Now That Whodini's Inside The Joint
Eric B Never Scared
Epmd - DJ K La Boss
3029750, Steady B - Use Me|
Posted by OKdamn, Thu Jan-14-21 12:49 PM
3029751, Rap slow songs|
Posted by OKdamn, Thu Jan-14-21 01:02 PM
Heavy D - Don't You Know
Sir Mix A Lot - Romantic Interlude
MC Shan - Left Me Lonely