I'll be honest the only song I like by him is Women Lie, Men Lie but that is mostly due to Wayne's verse. I haven't listened to enough of his songs to be objective though.
This is one of my good friends Aziz who is starting to get big in the Boston/Philly area. He filmed one of his corniest songs videos at my house my senior year at UNH after having no where else to do it but was a fun night overall. Was cool to see an actual video crew setting up scenes and getting multiple takes. No idea how the cops didn't show up.
hawksfanohio wrote:Always liked Yo Gotti, especially his songs with Daz. BTW, anyone check out the cyphers on the BET awards? They were all very good and refreshing to hear. I especially loved the west coast one.
Also, I just heard Vinnie Paz's new album from Jedi Mind Tricks. Very good and hard as they come.
I saw those cyphers, I didn't know Snoop was serious about that Snoop Lion crap
Serious question to the Hip Hop enthusiasts here...
Who in YOUR opinion is the best rapper out of the NW? Zeb go on ahead and throw your Rose City boys in the mix
I know Macklemore is becoming the household name, but for some reason I can't get into his music aside from the song called "The Town". For me it'd be J.Pinder, I know a lot of people are angry about him shooting videos in other locations other than Seattle but to me the dudes music is legit. Of all his projects I haven't had to skip a single song.
After him, though in ranking it's pretty much a tie between Luck One from Portland and Clemm Rishad from Tacoma.
Luck One is the best IMO. But also all 3 dudes from Th3rdz are up there for me. Onry Ozzborn(Grayskul/Dark Time Sunshine) has consistently made some of the best hip hop music over the last 15 years but he's not necessarily the best rapper. His catalog's hard to argue against though. Pinder's dope. Mack makes extra feelable music and he's really putting on for the city but I don't think anybody who knows anything would argue that he's the best rapper. There's also another guy down here named Jon Belz who has the potential to be up there if he can get some more material out.
I'm out of touch though these days, really. I almost only hear rappers that I work with because I just can't stomach it any more. I ruined it for myself inadvertently.
Blue Scholars are cool, Sabzi (the producer) is niiiiiiiiiice on the beats. Content wise it makes me only able to listen here and there and its not on the lyrics at all but I'm just not much for their style of political messaging in music.
Hellz yeah! I saw em open for The Cool Kids and Clipse in SD and they were pretty dope So I talked to em after their set and bought their Church League Champions mixtape off em and once I heard that "Knuckleheadz" track I was HOOKED!
That new Joe Budden mixtape is nice. If you like Ras Kass, his new one is good too called Barmageddon. He's always been one of my favorite lyricists. Alchemist has a new one out too called Rare Chandeliers. The beats on that album, or any Alchemist album are good.
this dude Bruce Leroy is another local cat thats pretty nice his flow is kinda typical hood stuff but clever i cant tell if his beats are lo-fi on purpose or if hes just using an old version of fruity loops but once the beat get going with his flow it all comes together
That Ludacris track is funny as hell! Pusha T is clowning those whack rappers haha! Glad somebody did it. Guys like them and Drake need to just go away. They're ruining what rap is supposed to be IMHO.
hawksfanohio wrote:That Ludacris track is funny as hell! Pusha T is clowning those whack rappers haha! Glad somebody did it. Guys like them and Drake need to just go away. They're ruining what rap is supposed to be IMHO.
The problem is Wayne can keep using the same 5 punch lines on every track and sell millions of copies so he doesn't need to try harder. I'm hoping Wayne's next CDs are like his old before he retires, but I wont hold my breath. He just isn't nearly as creative as he used to be whether a lack of drugs influences that or not. It's pretty apparent in his interviews he just doesn't enjoy doing it anymore and it reflects in his music. He needs to get back on tracks with people who put a lot of themselves into their music instead of 2 chainz (no offense if anyone likes him....he's catchy I guess lol) or nicki minaj who sold out harder than Hostess.
I've been real into older Kid Cudi lately and I'm pretty excited for his new stuff to come out soon. I hadn't listened to Up, Up and Away in years and I can't stop listening lol this track came out recently too, pretty good I think. I love when he goes in over trippy beats.
dunceface wrote:When Weezy was puttin out a mixtape every other day he wasted all his good lines and then stopped trying and just started telling people he was an alien
Sometimes I believe him, that man does not look normal.
Lol his brain ain't right after all the lean. Saw an interview where he said when he wasn't on it his stomach felt like death...probably time to change your lifestyle at that point lol
Anyone like Chief Keef? A bunch of my friends like him but I just can't get into him. He falls into the Waka Flocka realm for me where his songs get you hype without much substance. Maybe I just need to listen to him more