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HippityHopHead

Member Since 13 May 2017
Offline Last Active May 15 2017 09:08 AM

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In Topic: Why "No Vaseline" by Ice Cube is the Greatest Rap Track in History

14 May 2017 - 02:13 PM

Well Eminem can slaughter anyone so that's a given, i'm not much of a fan of his music but I give credit where it's due.

 

For sure, the other artists are dancehall artists so it's on the Jamaican side of things but it's pretty interesting once you get into it. The UK rap/grime scene has always been influenced by the Jamaican clash culture so that's how i've gotten into it. 

Hey Dazz!
 
I did know a little about the Jamaican side a little... bit. Not too much. The music isn't really for me but I do understand the importance of it to the culture. Definitely interesting though, thanks for telling me Dazz! I'm going to poke around and see if I can find something I vibe with.
 

 

I'm not huge into this genre much, but I am def more into the hyphy scene (Mac Dre, E40 etc) than the rest of the subgenres.

I know maybe people think its too mainstream, but my favorite pac song is changes. Especially with today's atmosphere, even more applicable than when he dropped it.

 

Also, damn it feels good to be a gangsta, one of my favs.



I don't really know much about different diss tracks. Although more in the rock genre, I would say Foo Fighter's "I'll Stick Around" is pretty good. Also, Sweet home alabama was an early mild one.

Hey Kaddict!
 
I agree, I do prefer the hyphy scene in rap as well! Run DMC, DMX, Ice Cube, pac, N.W.A are my favorite "hype" artists. Everytime I hear a song by one of these artists I'm instantly in my zone ready to go :)
 
Changes by Pac is an amazing song. I'm not a believer in the whole mainstream-not mainstream debate, because the way I look at it is, if an artist is doing good for themselves. then to me, you've made it in the rap game. I don't care if one song has 100 million views and is considered "mainstream", if that song is dope and I'm vibing with it, it's going straight to my walk man for my morning runs. As long as the artists love what they do, and someones fucking with it, to me their doing something right in the world. Only positive vibes :)
 
A great example of that is like Screamo music. I really do not understand the music or enjoy it at all, I still understand the importance of it to the Rock (or metal? not sure) culture. Either-way,the groups happy and their making people happy. Everyone's happy, let em enjoy their music!! :)
 
 
Sorry.. I kinda ranted. Hah. Changes was one of the first songs I've heard by pac, and I've got too say definitely one of his more "low-temp songs". It's a song where pac just takes you for a ride you know, their isn't any hate in that song, just pure problems that pac witnesses in his life, which he goes on to reflect in his music. Awesome.
 
I won't claim to know anything about Rock, but I do enjoy the song I'll Stick Around actually. I have very few rock songs on my walkman (I have to really be in a rock mood) but i'd play it sometimes.

In Topic: Why "No Vaseline" by Ice Cube is the Greatest Rap Track in History

14 May 2017 - 09:58 AM

It's definitely up there but I don't know if i'd call it the best. Hit 'Em Up is more raw to me, like if they were both aimed at me, that one would hit me the hardest. Then you've got shit like Ether, Nail In The Coffin, and I know it's not the best but even Gucci Mane - Truth is fucking savage in a different way.

 

As far as outside of rap, the Vybz Kartel and Movado beef has brought some great diss tracks. Don't Run/Last Man Standing is one of my favourites, it came after they clashed at Sting in 2008. Then the beef was sparked again last year when Movado dissed Popcaan by saying "Portmore say fi step pass di father go murder di son" Portmore's father being Vybz Kartel. Despite still being in prison on murder charges fired a few lines back at Movado before it escalated into full diss tracks also taking aim at Alkaline. Round Corner being the best imo.

Hey Dazz,

 

Some great songs you've posted about. I love Ether and would easily put that in my top 5. Alongside Nail in the Coffin we can't forget The Warning by Eminem, he slaughtered Nick Cannon and Mariah Carey on that song.

 

I did not know about the second half of your post (I don't follow those artists particularly) but I'm about to give it all a listen. 

 

DJ On,

Hippity~


In Topic: Why "No Vaseline" by Ice Cube is the Greatest Rap Track in History

13 May 2017 - 10:03 PM

I have no idea what you're talking about as I don't listen to rap.

 

But your enthusiasm about the topic left me intrigued and impressed. 

Thank you for the kind words, Amethyst!

DJ On,

Hippity~