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Post by TripOpt55 on Fri May 03, 2013 3:08 am

Spiddy suggested maybe some kind of favorite rapper type discussion, so I'll post a few questions here and you can answer what you like. Really we can just use these questions as a jumping off point for discussion. You can do top fives or just list some. Whichever.

Who are your all-time favorite rappers or hip hop artists/groups.



If you were to choose a favorite just lyrically or for their flow (as opposed to the overall package of the music they create) would it be different than the above answer.



What are your all-time favorite albums in the genre?



What about all time favorite songs?



Okay that will get us started. Tried to make it copyable/quotable. If you have another question to pose to the group feel free to.
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Post by ajapam on Mon May 06, 2013 6:08 pm

I actually really like that thrift shop song by Macklemore. It's catchy, and it's just funny to hear a guy rapping about how awesome he is for being an average middle class dude... Though I'm sure he's rich by now.

As someone who doesn't listen to a ton of rap and has no idea what the difference between a mixtape and an album is supposed to be, my favorite rapper is Mos Def. Black on Both Sides is my favorite rap album. I love the lyrics and the music is more than interesting enough to keep me invested throughout the whole album.

for something more recent, I like Shabazz Palaces. Black Up is one of my favorite albums of the decade so far, but I wouldn't say it's the most consistent album out there

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Post by TripOpt55 on Mon May 06, 2013 6:14 pm

Black on Both Sides is one of my favorite albums as well and yet Mos Def's albums since that one have been really disappointing. It's a bummer.
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Post by TripOpt55 on Tue May 07, 2013 1:26 am

Some of my other favorite albums are:

Jay-Z - The Blueprint and The Black Album

Talib Kweli - Quality

Common - Be

If you guys like Mos Def, check out Blackstar if you haven't. That was him and Kweli's album. Another album I enjoy that is a bit out of my wheelhouse if The Clipse - Hell Hath No Fury.
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Post by BretBaber on Tue May 07, 2013 12:31 pm

I like some Kanye West songs, but that's as far as I go into the world of rap. It's just a musical genre for me. I have 4 of Kayne's albums on my iPod, and I think I like 808's and Heartbreaks the most.

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