2017 Rolling Hip-Hop Thread


#361

Actually, this is quite good, and I’m not a huge fan of anything Jay-Z’s done aside maybe Reasonable Doubt.


#362

not listened to it yet but it’s already been quite a good year for old man rap. devin, raekwon, & snoop all released surprisingly good albums


#363

Yeah, it has. Plus Roc Marciano, the two Shabazz Palaces albums (well, only heard one)…


#364

shiiiiiit, totally forgot about that roc marci album. my backlog is getting out of hand


#365

Hmm - didn’t realise No ID had produced the whole thing. I love a short, one rapper, one producer rap album.


#366

had v low expectations but i am really liking this. this is a good groove for him, no trend hopping. No ID managed to make it sound modern but still classic bap. his flow obv isnt classic jay flow (he cant get that) but he sounds good and doesn’t embarrass himself.


#367

Yeah, it feels really considered and not at all bloated. I wish more rappers would do albums like this, although I could do with the soul baring about him and Beyonce. Zero interest, bruv.

Really like Story of O.J. and Caught Their Eyes.


#368

Story of OJ flow is nice. Smile is good, sweet stuff about his mom, sweet rolling sub bass-line.


#369

this is damn good


#370

new Twista album sounds really good (streaming somewhere)



#371

Busy as fuck production from DJ Shadow, but that’s what Danny Brown typically goes for anyway


#372

Any of you guys listen to Romesh Ranganathan’s hip hop podcast? Pretty good. Funny hearing him chat hip hop with people like Curtis Davies.

Was listening to the DJ MK one and thought that it was a great insight into why UK fans of a certain age only like east coast stuff of a certain vintage.


#373

Yeah, it’s good if a little repetitive after a while, his guests tend to like the same stuff and have the same observations but he’s funny enough to make it very listenable anyway.


#374

Really enjoyed the Jehst one. But there are some utter stinkers (Had to switch the Edith Bowman one off). Doubt i’ll ever worth through the whole lot but it is interesting seeing who pops up on there.


#375

I can’t make this as I’m on holiday. Really hope it sells out and they do a date on the Sunday too.


#376

they’re playing bristol on the sunday I’m afraid


#377

Ah yes, didn’t think to check Songkick…


#378

yeah it’s better than i expected. nothing that blows me away but it’s the first time he’s found any kind of groove post-black album without trying to relive past glories (i.e. american gangster, which is definitely the standout post-retirement but not one i return to much).


#379

while we’re on the subject of podcasts, has anyone been listening to Mogul about Chris Lighty? great so far, and has some little extra interviews with people like Maseo/Warren G on the side as well

https://gimletmedia.com/mogul/


#380

Yeah, I have actually. Very good.

Hadn’t subscribed though so totally missed those extra interviews though! Just downloading the Fat Joe one now.