Classics / Canon edition of the DiS Hip-Hop Listening Club


#181

Got busy this week so gonna give everyone a week to catch up and/or continue discussions then I’ll fire it up next Wednesday with my new pick.


#182

Cool. Enjoying thread thus far. Narrowing down my eventual pick.


#183

Took a few old gig tees to the charity shop a while back and saw a woman wearing my Shabazz Palaces one when I got off the tube earlier. She might have been at the gig I suppose, but I’m sure it was mine.


#184

That’s amazing :heart:


#185

I know! I was well chuffed. Saw a man in Wood Green wearing a Viktor Vaughn t-shirt that I donated years ago but that was pre decent phone camera.


#186

Alright let’s get it crackin


#187

T.I. — King

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#188

Admittedly this isnt my personal fav TI album but think it’s the one that everyone recognizes and seems to be the one to get the most hype. And it’s damn close to being my favorite.


#189

yeah prefer the two before it but it’s still great


#190

Probably the only instance where Copperplate Gothic didn’t ruin a design. Classic cover imo.


#191

Between King and Trap Muzick for me!


#192

(I think I’ve only ever really given Paper Trail any real degree of listening time which is pretty shameful)


#193

ANT !!!


#194

release order for me clive. hell of a run whichever your preference is though


#195

It’s that southern rap blank spot again innit…


#196

Same. Was never fussed about this guy, but many years have passed so i’ll give it another go. To be honest, I didn’t realise this album was so highly regarded. Reading the Wikipedia page now and it won all sorts of shit.


#197

The gap between the quality/consistency of his first 4 albums and what came after is pretty massive. I think you’ll like this! I know bap-heads werent keen on him (and wayne) at the time but this stuff has aged really well imo.


#198

this prob goes back to that discussion in the OG thread about car culture too. What You Know is a top 5 trunk rattler all time, Toomp killed that one. Top Back too (Mannie Fresh)


#199

I know nothing of mr TI, anyone want to give a chump a tiny bit of context before I dive into this? Love the album cover


#200

TI is a rapper from Atlanta Georgia. Got huge in the mid 00s and between lil wayne young jeeezy and him they pretty much ruled southern rap. TI didnt make it big until his 2nd album (Trap Muzik) with the singles 24’s and Rubberband Man. Got bigger with his next release (Urban Legend) and then launched into the stratosphere with this album, What You Know was all over the radio for a long time.