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Selah
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"Best Recording by the Oldest Rapper?"


          

Simple Question: What rapper released a consistently quality work (not just a couple of good singles and some filler) at the oldest age

(name the artist, title, and age at time of release. if you're feeling froggy list the standout tracks)?

I submit: Ice Cube - I Am the West (released in 2010 @ age 41)

Y'all Know How I Am, I Rep That West, No Country for Young Men, Hod Robbin', Your Money or Your Life, Man vs. Machine, Pros vs. Joes

Overall Summary - If there is such a think as "Grown Folks Rap", this is it. Lyrically, and content wise (in terms of variety of subject matter) Cube kills it. Much better than the fluff for fluffs sake on some of the albums that preceded it.

Concession: The beats *could* be a little better. this is more a ride/chill album than a club-hit album (but I was never a fan of the club stuff he did anyway)

  

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jay-z - thank you
May 30th 2012
1
i considered...but nah
May 30th 2012
2
actually agree with BPIII
Jun 09th 2012
32
      I think BP3 is my least favorite Hov album.
Jun 19th 2020
46
           It's MCHG for me but BPIII is next worst.
Jun 19th 2020
51
Masta Ace owns this post nm
May 30th 2012
3
RE: Masta Ace owns this post nm
Jun 22nd 2020
54
RE: Masta Ace owns this post nm
Jun 24th 2020
56
Emeritus-Facemob
May 30th 2012
4
^^^listen to this man
Jun 01st 2012
11
beep beep goes the sound of my cellular!!!!!!
Jun 08th 2012
30
Good call
Jun 24th 2020
55
SlickRick ain't never wrote a wack rhyme ..you hear me? Evurrrrr
May 30th 2012
5
Slick Rick - The Art of Storytelling at age 34
May 30th 2012
6
this. album is a monster
Jun 18th 2020
34
great album.
Jun 19th 2020
47
Was just listening to "I Own America Pt2" today.
Jun 19th 2020
52
RE: Best Recording by the Oldest Rapper?
Jun 01st 2012
7
People still listen to new Ice Cube albums? I stopped at War & Peace 2
Jun 01st 2012
8
Q-Tip - The Renaissance... masterpiece at 38?
Jun 01st 2012
9
Rae - Shaolin vs. Wu-Tang.. age 41..
Jun 01st 2012
10
RE: Q-Tip - The Renaissance... masterpiece at 38?
Jun 01st 2012
12
and at the end of it all it was you
Jun 08th 2012
27
I've come to love that song but ...
Jul 09th 2020
77
yep, this is the right answer
Jun 08th 2012
29
Yes this is a perfect album.
Jul 09th 2020
78
Ishmael/Butterfly "Black Up" @ 42 y.o.
Jun 03rd 2012
13
When did this come out?
Jun 04th 2012
23
      2011
Jun 18th 2020
37
MF DOOM?
Jun 03rd 2012
14
Black Thought is in his 40s right?
Jun 03rd 2012
15
agree with these following replies
Jun 03rd 2012
16
Word.
Jun 04th 2012
18
      RE: Word.
Jun 04th 2012
22
"grown folks rap"?
Jun 04th 2012
17
I would agree with that.
Jun 04th 2012
19
Art isn't Basketball. I don't get why ur supposed to regress with age
Jun 04th 2012
20
RE: Art isn't Basketball. I don't get why ur supposed to regress with ag...
Jun 04th 2012
24
It's not Basketball, but I do compare guys like
Jun 18th 2020
36
KRS One The BDP Album
Jun 04th 2012
21
Only one rapper over 50 has a gold single...
Jun 08th 2012
25
black thought undun age 40
Jun 08th 2012
26
Guru - the ownerz (age 42ish)
Jun 08th 2012
28
Ghostface-Kilo(age 36)
Jun 09th 2012
31
bumping this noticing Masta Ace released Breukelen Story at age 52
Jun 18th 2020
33
Kool Keith was 55 when he put out Moosebumps
Jun 18th 2020
35
Scarface - Deeply Rooted, age 44
Jun 18th 2020
38
Life is Good - Nas (Age 42)
Jun 18th 2020
39
Nas was 38 when LIG dropped
Jun 18th 2020
40
      Oh. I must have miscalculated his age.
Jun 19th 2020
50
Masta Ace is the only answer...fuck y’all talking about?
Jun 18th 2020
41
we gotta make it interesting tho...
Jun 19th 2020
48
That Enemy Radio album is pretty damn good. Chuck D is 59
Jun 19th 2020
42
Masta Ace is who immediately came to mind.
Jun 19th 2020
43
^^^wondering if this guy even read the fucking post
Jun 19th 2020
49
Hov's 4:44, and specifically the last verse of "Smile" ... unbelievable
Jun 19th 2020
44
Smile is such a beautiful song man.
Jun 19th 2020
53
Masta Ace
Jun 19th 2020
45
KRS-One - The World Is Mind (age 51) Street Light (age 54)
Jun 24th 2020
57
Masta Ace-Disposable Arts
Jun 24th 2020
58
Masta Ace wins this but honorable mention goes to Planet Asia
Jun 25th 2020
59
dj quik - book of david (41)
Jun 28th 2020
60
I knew that was gonna be "Nobody" lol. That shit goes hard.
Jun 28th 2020
61
i submit Royce "Book of Ryan" age 41
Jul 01st 2020
62
Good one.
Jul 01st 2020
64
Black Thought - Funk Flex Freestyle - 46
Jul 01st 2020
63
This might be the one
Jul 01st 2020
65
id die for a whole mixtape like that
Jul 01st 2020
66
thought he meant albums/EPs
Jul 01st 2020
68
      lets be honest
Jul 01st 2020
69
killah priest's new album (at 45) is... interesting
Jul 01st 2020
67
Tribe - We Got it From Here....Thank You 4 Your Service
Jul 01st 2020
70
I came here to post this......
Jul 01st 2020
71
WORD.
Jul 01st 2020
72
Masta Ace dropped Breukelen Story at 51 or 52
Jul 01st 2020
73
People are going to show Keith Matthew Thornton his damned
Jul 09th 2020
75
This is an excellent question. Fun to think about.
Jul 09th 2020
74
Little Brother - May The Lord Watch
Jul 09th 2020
76
So damn good. Just listened to it again a few weeks ago.
Jul 09th 2020
79
      Yeah, same
Jul 09th 2020
80

bucknchange
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1. "jay-z - thank you"
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bp3

  

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Selah
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2. "i considered...but nah"
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Wed May-30-12 05:45 PM by Selah

          

that's a better than average (comparatively) lyrically, but weak sonically Jay-Z album overall with a couple of good songs. Likewise, "Throne" doesn't have Jay @ his strongest

also considered

e-40 - revenue retrievin' (lyrically A+, beats too repetitive)

snoop - doggumentary (released @ 40, uncharacteristically off after a hot streak)

LL Cool J - exit 13 (released @ 40 - couple good songs, but too many "trying too hard" references, and trend chasing)

still considering (need to check ages and hwat was released that qualifies):

ghostface, raekwon, redman, method man, scarface

  

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32. "actually agree with BPIII"
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that's a damn good album. it's pretty much the sound of MBDTF and WTT in it's nascent state

  

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46. "I think BP3 is my least favorite Hov album."
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RD
BP1
Vol1 - hate 3 songs
4:44 - album takes care of the topic this post is about, maybe age 47?
Dynasty - slept on last of white T du rag Hov
Black Album - production has aged poorly but he’s SPITTING
VOL3 - rhyming in CRAZY pockets
AG - used to be top 5, but just don’t like as much anymore and miss Guru engineering
BP2 - maybe Jay at his most effortless with the flow, spazzed all over the album
VOL2
MCHG - some really strong songs: Oceans, Nickels & Dimes, Picasso Baby (new version of So Ghetto from VOL3), Heaven
KC
BP3

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51. "It's MCHG for me but BPIII is next worst."
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Also re: BP2 I agree with you for sure. He was probably at his best during that period. You nailed it re: "effortless"


>RD
>BP1
>Vol1 - hate 3 songs
>4:44 - album takes care of the topic this post is about, maybe
>age 47?
>Dynasty - slept on last of white T du rag Hov
>Black Album - production has aged poorly but he’s SPITTING
>VOL3 - rhyming in CRAZY pockets
>AG - used to be top 5, but just don’t like as much anymore
>and miss Guru engineering
>BP2 - maybe Jay at his most effortless with the flow, spazzed
>all over the album
>VOL2
>MCHG - some really strong songs: Oceans, Nickels & Dimes,
>Picasso Baby (new version of So Ghetto from VOL3), Heaven
>KC
>BP3

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3. "Masta Ace owns this post nm"
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54. "RE: Masta Ace owns this post nm"
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yes.

THIS POST IS PROTECTED BY

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AND THE GREEN

WITH A KEY......YOU SISSY ! ! ! !

  

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56. "RE: Masta Ace owns this post nm"
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Right and correct...Definitive Legend...

Integrity is the Cornerstone of Artistry...

  

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4. "Emeritus-Facemob"
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it made no damn sense how great that album was

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11. "^^^listen to this man"
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>it made no damn sense how great that album was

Face is the most consistent.

  

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__________________________
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55. "Good call"
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>it made no damn sense how great that album was

  

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5. "SlickRick ain't never wrote a wack rhyme ..you hear me? Evurrrrr"
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Ricky d for the win

  

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6. "Slick Rick - The Art of Storytelling at age 34"
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still drops strong guest spots til this day at age 47

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34. "this. album is a monster"
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im so bummed that he didnt continue to make records after this

  

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47. "great album."
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Solidified Ricky D in my top 10.

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52. "Was just listening to "I Own America Pt2" today."
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".. and even if I get deported, I own America !"

You ain't lying - this album was/is great.

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7. "RE: Best Recording by the Oldest Rapper?"
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8. "People still listen to new Ice Cube albums? I stopped at War & Peace 2"
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and that felt at least two albums too long.

  

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9. "Q-Tip - The Renaissance... masterpiece at 38? "
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10. "Rae - Shaolin vs. Wu-Tang.. age 41.. "
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12. "RE: Q-Tip - The Renaissance... masterpiece at 38? "
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Co-sign. It was so refreshing to hear a rapper talking about the issues you're dealing with at the edge of 40, rather than pretending to be 25 forever. That album definitely rank among the best hiphop albums of the 2000's in my book.

  

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27. "and at the end of it all it was you"
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it was you.

I love that song, great album.

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77. "I've come to love that song but ..."
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... at first I thought it didn't fit the vibe, from a production standpoint, of the rest of the album.

But thematically it certainly fits and is a great track.

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29. "yep, this is the right answer"
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divided we fall

  

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78. "Yes this is a perfect album."
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Such a great statement from a legend at that age. I had this in rotation ... actually eff that, this album *was* the rotation, for a solid year after it came out. I listened to barely anything else.

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13. "Ishmael/Butterfly "Black Up" @ 42 y.o."
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Not the best example of rappin, but it is a rap album and it's dope.. And most importantly, it's fresh.

  

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23. "When did this come out?"
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37. "2011"
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Under his Shabazz Palaces monicker.

  

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14. "MF DOOM?"
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he's in his 40s.

  

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15. "Black Thought is in his 40s right?"
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16. "agree with these following replies"
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Tip - The Renaissance, just a great LP

Ish/Shabazz Palaces - Black Up, after being lukewarm towards it, i consider it a near masterpiece

Rae - OB4CL II, hated on it because of all the hype, but throw that record in now, shieet... burners front to back

yes Thought from Game Theory to Undun has been truly something to marvel at

DOOM upto Born Like This. all the random shit lately has been ehh to terrible. only that new track with Oh No has any reply value and it's mostly cause of the beat

agree on Slick Rick constantly putting in great guest verses. I wish some one like Tip or Ye would produce his whole record. I think it would be fantastic

  

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18. "Word."
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>Rae - OB4CL II, hated on it because of all the hype, but throw
>that record in now, shieet... burners front to back

I came in with low expectations for that record. Came out happy. Ditto with Shaolin vs. Wu-Tang.

It's gotta be bittersweet in a way that Wu-Tang artists (Raekwon in particular) are coming out with good records long after their time in the spotlight. But it's good for their overall legacy IMO.

>DOOM upto Born Like This. all the random shit lately has been
>ehh to terrible. only that new track with Oh No has any reply
>value and it's mostly cause of the beat

Yeah. I put on Born Like This the other day and thought it was a real good album. It was the last "real" DOOM project.

>agree on Slick Rick constantly putting in great guest verses.
>I wish some one like Tip or Ye would produce his whole record.
>I think it would be fantastic

Slick Rick is one of the GOAT and it's not even arguable IMO -- his discography is spotty but he is one of the few "old school" cats that always sounds like he's right on time. His style will never age.

  

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22. "RE: Word."
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>I came in with low expectations for that record. Came out
>happy. Ditto with Shaolin vs. Wu-Tang.

yup, Shao vs. Wu was actually a surprise because i didn't think he would come with back to back good LPs. I just hope Ghost finds his "mojo" swag again. a couple of weeks ago i went though the majority of his discog and honestly his last great work is The Pretty Toney album. everything else has been spotty, with great moments here and there. it's so odd how much critical acclaim Fishscale recieved when it's overly long and Ghost doing his version of the coke wave rap that was nearing its end in 06

>It's gotta be bittersweet in a way that Wu-Tang artists
>(Raekwon in particular) are coming out with good records long
>after their time in the spotlight. But it's good for their
>overall legacy IMO.

agreed.

>Yeah. I put on Born Like This the other day and thought it was
>a real good album. It was the last "real" DOOM project.

i'm begining to wonder if DOOM came off so great from 99-06, because there was such a shortage of GREAT rappers (not a shortage of great music) during that period. but now with a hoard of new young talent that can rap very well, maybe the lane he occupied is no longer needed. but really he just doesn't seem hungry anymore

>Slick Rick is one of the GOAT and it's not even arguable IMO
>-- his discography is spotty but he is one of the few "old
>school" cats that always sounds like he's right on time. His
>style will never age.

Slick's flow and voice is just timeless. i really think with contemporary production and some one over seeing the project there could be one more "moment in the spotlight" for The Ruler

  

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17. ""grown folks rap"?"
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Phonte's album was grown folks rap to me.



Cube's? Not so much. And he's one of my favorite MCs.

  

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19. "I would agree with that."
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Then again LB has been about that "real" (and I don't mean that manufactured, adhere-to-a-bygone-aesthetic shit, I mean, about real topics, with no fluff, preaching or bullshit. Something that kind of went by the wayside in the time they first came to light). Phonte has carried that on to his solo career.

  

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20. "Art isn't Basketball. I don't get why ur supposed to regress with age"
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24. "RE: Art isn't Basketball. I don't get why ur supposed to regress with ag..."
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True.

I think it's all mental. Also, rap music is very stylized.. Therefore, as we age, most peoples' styles and tastes start to diverge from current trends and expectations. There's always the older dudes who keep up with current trends and fashions, but that's following.. not being the trendsetters they were in their teens and 20's. It's weird..

That's why I named the Shabazz Palaces LP. Butterfly is not the greatest or most skilled emcee of the bunch, but in terms of pushing his art and the artform in general forward, I think that's what he is doing. The fact that he approaches rap music/hip hop as an artform instead of a game/business is a big part of that.

  

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36. "It's not Basketball, but I do compare guys like"
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Ghostface to a finesse boxer.

There was a period there (Parts of Ironman, Cuban Link, Wu-Tang Forever to Supreme Clientele) where he's rhyming with such punishing urgency and intensity while managing to bob & weave on the beat with a delivery that seems like it shouldn't be possible


Cognitive/neurological decline sometimes comes with aging.


Some people are better at switching up their style to match what they're capable of.

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21. "KRS One The BDP Album"
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Lies run sprints.
Truths run marathons.

  

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25. "Only one rapper over 50 has a gold single..."
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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TXT-nYHOLsU

  

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26. "black thought undun age 40"
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http://twitter.com/Menphyel7


"F you Im better in tune with the Infinite"

  

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28. "Guru - the ownerz (age 42ish)"
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Not the best gangstarr album. But it did have Skillz, Riot Akt, and "Deadly Habits".

PRINCE beat tape https://chrisp.bandcamp.com/album/17th-day
D'ANGELO beat tape https://chrisp.bandcamp.com/album/smack-your-ass-pull-your-hair
IPHONE LP2 “A beatmaker who loved” https://music.apple.com/us/album/a-beatmaker-who-loved/1473644375

  

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31. "Ghostface-Kilo(age 36)"
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It's like he recorded it in a haunted house. There's so much relentlessness & unmercilfulness in his voice you're just shook.

<==Hawtastic.

  

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33. "bumping this noticing Masta Ace released Breukelen Story at age 52"
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Breukelen Story is fantastic IMO

he's got at least a year or two on anyone else I can think of

Bandcamp/IG/FB/Twitter: @hecticzeniths

  

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35. "Kool Keith was 55 when he put out Moosebumps"
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a legit follow up to Dr Octagon that was shockingly good and nobody paid it much attention.

Even more impressive to see him get back into form after he released some TERRIBLE music over the last 20 years

R.I.P. Loud But Wrong Guy
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38. "Scarface - Deeply Rooted, age 44"
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What an album!

  

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39. "Life is Good - Nas (Age 42)"
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Streams of Thought, Vol 1 - Black Thought (Age 46)
4:44 - Jay Z (Age 47)

<--- Me when my head hits the pillow

  

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40. "Nas was 38 when LIG dropped"
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50. "Oh. I must have miscalculated his age."
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<--- Me when my head hits the pillow

  

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41. "Masta Ace is the only answer...fuck y’all talking about?"
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Breukelen Story...age 51 I believe...it dropped in 2018.

  

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48. "we gotta make it interesting tho..."
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you know how that go

  

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42. "That Enemy Radio album is pretty damn good. Chuck D is 59"
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www.albumism.com

Checkin' Our Style, Return To Zero:

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43. "Masta Ace is who immediately came to mind."
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Disposable Arts (2001)
A Long Hot Summer (2004)

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https://digife.com

  

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49. "^^^wondering if this guy even read the fucking post"
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How you got the right answer and are unaware he dropped a dope ass album 15 fucking years after the two you mentioned?

  

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44. "Hov's 4:44, and specifically the last verse of "Smile" ... unbelievable"
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53. "Smile is such a beautiful song man."
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NoID really laced that one. And Jay rips it up for sure.

4:44 is terrific.

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45. "Masta Ace"
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Strongly liked all of his releases post 2000. With the exception of his latest, I was 5-16 years late on the rest and still bump it. His side project EMC is dope too.

Phonte
Royce
Jay-Z
Black Thought
Q-tip

I hope more rappers start to join this dope list. Hip hop has the potential to consistently touch multiple generations and release high quality music.

  

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57. "KRS-One - The World Is Mind (age 51) Street Light (age 54)"
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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KtNhsGgEk54
Everything's turning out perfectly

  

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58. "Masta Ace-Disposable Arts "
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59. "Masta Ace wins this but honorable mention goes to Planet Asia"
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The Golden Buddha at age 41 and he doesnt seem to be slowing down.

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60. "dj quik - book of david (41)"
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this one is a classic: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_rfvgrForo4

  

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61. "I knew that was gonna be "Nobody" lol. That shit goes hard."
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Every summer I have that on heavy rotation.

And yes that album is terrific.

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62. "i submit Royce "Book of Ryan" age 41"
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and on some pure skill shit, Bar Exam 4 came out when he was 40

WHAT A TIME TO BE ALIVE

  

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64. "Good one."
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63. "Black Thought - Funk Flex Freestyle - 46"
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werd.

  

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65. "This might be the one"
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http://vintagehiphopmusic.tumblr.com
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66. "id die for a whole mixtape like that"
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WHAT A TIME TO BE ALIVE

  

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68. "thought he meant albums/EPs"
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In which case Streams of Thought Vol. 1, and especially Vol. 2 both belong in the conversation.

Wonder if Streams of Thought Vol. 3 is still coming?

  

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69. "lets be honest"
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Does it really matter if it's an LP/EP for thought. He be freestyling nightly on TTS, kills every guest verse and yes, has the stream of thought series....

I think on a whole, we can agree, He's the best doing it, if not the oldest and best doing it.... consistently.


werd.

  

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67. "killah priest's new album (at 45) is... interesting"
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https://youtu.be/ktWF78I8DnI

  

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70. "Tribe - We Got it From Here....Thank You 4 Your Service "
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Tip and Shaheed were 46 when it came out.

  

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71. "I came here to post this......"
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This is the winner right here man.....this shit is timeless.

Dream with your eyes open.....

  

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72. "WORD."
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73. "Masta Ace dropped Breukelen Story at 51 or 52"
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has anyone been older that dropped that good of an album?

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75. "People are going to show Keith Matthew Thornton his damned"
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respect.

Dropped the official follow up to Dr Octagon last year at the age of 55 and it was Surprisingly Dope

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74. "This is an excellent question. Fun to think about. "
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"Everyone has a plan until you punch them in the face. Then they don't have a plan anymore." (c) Mike Tyson

"what's a leader if he isn't reluctant"

  

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76. "Little Brother - May The Lord Watch"
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Ok, they’re on the younger side of those being named in here....but the original post was about a 41 year old Cube. I believe Phonte was 40 and Pooh was 39 when this dropped last summer.

Anyone 40+ is fair game to bring up here.....if the album is great and the content is right. This is as good of a “grown man” rap album as you’ll get IMO, so it deserves a mention.

  

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79. "So damn good. Just listened to it again a few weeks ago."
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I love LB so much man. Like many of us, they (collectively and as their own individual artists) sort of informally represent my entire time on these boards. I learned of them not long after I'd started visiting this site and followed each of them through the years as I kept coming back here.

Pretty remarkable to think about.

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80. "Yeah, same"
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It’s never left my rotation. I don’t think I’ve gone more than a few weeks playing it since it dropped. It’s really an excellent album.

And yeah, definitely same experience with their music. Like much of OKP I was into it early on from reading these boards, and their music has always been life soundtrack music for me.

So glad that new album dropped though - I’ve not only been playing the new album and old LB - but the whole J League again. So much great music from that crew. I’ve been playing The Path to Relief EP, Median’s Relief and Project Mayhem like they’re brand new. Pulled up a bunch of old albums and mixtapes off my laptop, and made a huge playlist, and started checking for and finding newer stuff from some of them that I had missed. Went down a whole JL rabbit hole off one new LB album!

  

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