"What's The Lesson's take on the Black Hippy crew?"
Ab-Soul Jay Rock Kendrick Lamar Schoolboy Q
Obvious Kendrick is already a rap superstar. And everyone who hears Ab-Soul is blown away. Schoolboy Q is a little more hood & experimental at the same time. I still gotta hear more of what Jay Rock does.
Who do you think is the best? Do you think they have the potential to be rap's next great collective? Are you anticipating the point at which they link up and release a group album? So far, how do you rank them against other *current* rap collectives (e.g., Slaughterhouse, Odd Future)?
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1. "Some of the few young niccas I check for" In response to Reply # 0
Ab-Soul is my fav but I dig the whole crew. Anything they release, I'm getting it. They're doing rap the right way. I don't think the other members of the crew will have anywhere near the success Kendrick has had though.
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2. "Just checked out that Jay Rock album "Follow Me Home" recently" In response to Reply # 0
Digged all the piano-heavy, west coast tracks. I'd love to hear them do some more work with a heavier classic west coast sound. Regardless, I love the entire crew and as said above, I'll check out anything they drop.
Kendrick is my favorite. Soul & Q are neck-and-neck. Jay is my least favorite, but he's still good IMO. Great crew.
18. "If they don't release a group album before Kendrick's next one.." In response to Reply # 0
I will be upset. I've been anticipating this since seeing/hearing video for "Zip That, Chop That." I had previously heard of and heard some music by K. Dot and JayRock.. But it didn't really all come together for me like, "Oh, I gotta check for everything these cats put out" until that video.
Not sure why it hasn't happened yet. Why even call themselves "Black Hippy" in the first place? Just call them TDE, and be done with it.
I'm actually more of a fan of them together than individually. That's the whole appeal of a rap "group".. Group releases with dynamic interaction and a variety of voices/flows/styles.
So yeah.. I'm a fan. Not sure I'm loving the direction of Q's new album, though.. Haven't been too hyped on any of the singles so far. I'm kinda hoping their next round of releases will have less of the trap beats and double-time flows.. though they are good at this, it's not what hooked me in the beginning.
23. "That's a little bit of a stretch..." In response to Reply # 22
But yeah, the writer for GQ fucked up... Really disrespected Top Dawg and his label more than anything else... Calling the label a "baby Death Row" and basically calling Top Dawg baby Suge was very disrespectful... Other than that, it was a pretty good article...
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