There's a topic like this in the mainforum on NBA related topics. I've had a few people asking me about my opinion on hiphop related stuff, and every now and them I'm close to opening a topic about something hiphop related and I chose against it because I fell it's not worthy of it's own topic.
Well now it is. Just shoot your questions at me when it comes to tips and opinions. It's been a while since I bought my first hiphop album and it's been a while since I've been 100% satisfied with a new hiphop album too.
Just a few short thoughts to get this started, and let's just see where this takes me after that.
1. Guru is probably the most overrated rapper ever. Dude's skills are mediocre (that Lemonade lyric should have gotten his rapping license provoked, he put Nice & Smooth to shame with that one), his stage presence is w e a k and he's a poser. By poser I mean this:
2. Guru's sick. And I don't mean it in a positive way. Dude's got some **** going on. He's too skinny and he looks like he's gonna die on us any minute now.
3. Jdilla was a great producer. But anybody wearing a 'Jdilla changed my life' shirt should be ashamed. They would not wear that one if it had their deceased grandmother on it. Your grandmother changed your life. Jdilla just made it a bit more fun.
4. Jdilla didn't die from Lupus. He had HIV. Just putting it out there.
5. GZA is one of the most underrated rappers ever. Just that.
6. The UK and France have two of the greatest hiphop scenes outside of the USA. Basically they have some artists who can run with the best US artists. They also have their own styles and these artists are selling crazy units. I might throw a post out there featuring only French or UK rappers. It's worth it.
7. US rappers coming to Europe with an attitude and getting their arses kicked is great. Guru got smacked around. Dame Dash (not a rapper, I know) got mandhandled in the UK. De La Soul were getting chased by a group of Turks in Germany. They were really hiding under a bridge, like Maceo said. Marseille is famous for US MCs getting beaten down. And it's mostly because of the attitude, although I don't think De La have an attitude.
8. Speaking of which, Posdnous is vastly underrated.
9. The late 90's were great when it comes to rejuvenated MC's. Rakim was back for a while, BDK dropped some verses. Just Ice did a 12". Freddie Foxx was chasing MC's home. Slick Rick dropped a very very underrated album. Good stuff, but I don't want to hear them anymore.
10. The only MC's from the late 80's I still wanna hear: Masta Ace. Always great. LL Cool J: one of the greatest and very underrated. Scarface: just great. Cube. That's about it.
11. I love Slum Village for getting MC Breed on that record on Detroit Deli. Ain't no future...is great.
12. Funny story: Tone Loc was invited for that show featuring all thos ehas beens and one hit wonders in some big villa, with Vanilla Ice and them. He never answered, instead he just faxed the guys making the show his bank reciept with only showing his monthly interest. Dude's a millionaire. He invested his money on wallstreet and kept making money doing voice overs. He got it made.
13. Special Ed never got it made.
14. Paris also made ****loads of money on wallstreet. He pimped the system. And then he went back to the studio and recorded another 'revolutionary' record.
15. T-Mo from Goodie Mob has always been nice. Goodie Mb as a whole: you gotta love them. Withchdoctor too by the way. People overlook hyis first release.
16. Why did Premier always choose to work with mediocre rappers? Jeru, Afu-Ra, Shug, Guru, Group Home? UGH. Pitch Black? All City? Meh.
17. What happenend to Hip Hop anthems? Where are the Daf EFX/Naughty by Nature joints? It's been a few years since we had those!!
Shoot. I'll try to be as quick as I can sharing my views/thoughts.