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who else loves the golden age of rap?

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posted on Jun, 18 2015 @ 09:15 AM
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im a huge progressive rock/jazz/blues fan but i absolutely love the golden age of rap.

post some of your favorites









posted on Jun, 18 2015 @ 09:29 AM
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Bust a move…



posted on Jun, 18 2015 @ 09:42 AM
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a reply to: Mugly

I guess we ain't on the same page of music. Having lived several years when neighborhood cars pass by with rap blaring and vibrating the whole car, I noticed recently that real music is starting to come through instead of male chants of anger and conquests.

Sadly, I never hear any jazz, but I am starting to hear melodic female voices again.



posted on Jun, 18 2015 @ 09:47 AM
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a reply to: Mugly

You missed out the letter C on the front of the word " rap "


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posted on Jun, 18 2015 @ 10:01 AM
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a reply to: Mugly

I miss the good old days of Motown! Give me the spinners and the tops any day over these gangsta rap punks!



posted on Jun, 18 2015 @ 10:08 AM
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a reply to: Aliensun

i listen to a lot of obscure stuff.
lots of traditional music too. hungarian, middle eastern, etc.

when it comes to rap i stick pretty close to the stuff before about 94. after that its not for me



posted on Jun, 18 2015 @ 10:28 AM
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originally posted by: Mugly
a reply to: Aliensun

i listen to a lot of obscure stuff.
lots of traditional music too. hungarian, middle eastern, etc.

when it comes to rap i stick pretty close to the stuff before about 94. after that its not for me


Ya to me it seems like after about '94, the message rap conveyed seemed to change towards the "gangsta" culture it is now. Not that there aren't any positive rappers out there. It just seems like nowadays, they aren't as popular or mainstream.



posted on Jun, 18 2015 @ 10:37 AM
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Never been a rap fan, but I think this song from 1991 has a great groove, start to finish. Love it all... The piano, the bass, the percussion...





posted on Jun, 18 2015 @ 10:43 AM
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a reply to: Mugly

Oh, I know the answer!

Sam Kinison!

Sam predicted the Golden Oldies of Rap Album back in the 90's.

(Youtube Sam Kinison Family Entertainment)



But on a serious note, I miss groups like Morris Day and The Time, Shalamar, The Daz Band, and Midnight Star. I think Rap killed off that style of music and that was good music. A damned shame "gansta rap" overtook the market.
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posted on Jun, 18 2015 @ 10:44 AM
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a reply to: ColeYounger

I'm not a fan of rap much either although there are a few songs I like:




posted on Jun, 18 2015 @ 10:58 AM
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(One of my first replies)

I love old school rap...along with MANY other genres.

I don't know if this will work (sorry)
a reply to: Mugly



posted on Jun, 18 2015 @ 11:04 AM
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Now that I see it works, here are a couple more of my favs!





There's too many! But I like music you feel in your soul.


a reply to: Mugly



posted on Jun, 18 2015 @ 11:16 AM
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originally posted by: Autorico

originally posted by: Mugly

a reply to: Aliensun

i listen to a lot of obscure stuff.
lots of traditional music too. hungarian, middle eastern, etc.

when it comes to rap i stick pretty close to the stuff before about 94. after that its not for me


Ya to me it seems like after about '94, the message rap conveyed seemed to change towards the "gangsta" culture it is now. Not that there aren't any positive rappers out there. It just seems like nowadays, they aren't as popular or mainstream.



Your post reminded me of this:




posted on Jun, 18 2015 @ 11:33 AM
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originally posted by: soulpowertothendegree
a reply to: Mugly

I miss the good old days of Motown! Give me the spinners and the tops any day over these gangsta rap punks!


True dat!
Add in some Smokey Robinson, Sam Cooke, Marvin Gaye, Al Green, et al.

That being said:






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posted on Jun, 18 2015 @ 11:52 AM
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a reply to: ColeYounger

If you like O.P.P. I bet you'd like ABC by the Jackson 5.



You can always tell a good rap act by the quality of music they steal.



posted on Jun, 18 2015 @ 12:04 PM
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a reply to: Hecate666

ya, that pretty much sums it up lol



posted on Jun, 18 2015 @ 12:21 PM
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originally posted by: Mugly
im a huge progressive rock/jazz/blues fan but i absolutely love the golden age of rap.

post some of your favorites







Yeah, I'm an old hip hop head. Loved the 80s hip hop. Sometimes I find myself just watching old videos on youtube.

You can't talk 80s hip hop without mentioning Rakim, Big Daddy Kane, Kool G Rap, KRS-One, Public Enemy, etc. I also like a lot of the 90s MCs like Common Sense, BIG, Outkast, Mos Def, Wu-Tang, etc.

Critics of rap simply don't understand that lyrical genius of these artists, not too mention the creative production of DJs and producers taking snippets of mostly irrelevant and forgotten songs and turnings them into something special.

Rakim is probably one of the greatest poets of our time. He had a crystal clear voice, rapped about positive topics, rarely ever cursed, and single handedly upped the lyricism of hip hop and arguably only a few MCs can even touch him on the mic 30 years later. He is probably the most influential MC ever. Your favorite rappers rapper.

All the real hip hop heads know his most famous verse...

"i take 7 mcs, put em in a line. then add 7 more brothas who think they can rhyme. but it'll take 7 more before i go for mine. now thats 21 mcs ate up at the same time"

Before Rakim, most MCs had rudimentary singular rhymes. Rakim brought us new slang, complexity, double entendres, multi-syllabic rhymes, etc.

I like all music, but hip hop is in my blood.



posted on Jun, 18 2015 @ 12:26 PM
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Other than a few notables, what passes as hip hop these days is a straight joke. Most of these artist aren't capable of making more than one or two singles at best, no depth to their story telling, and the lyricism has been dumb down beyond comprehension.

All it takes is a hot beat, some youtube buzz and boom, you are a rap star. Hardly any of these cats deserve to be mentioned in the same breath as the greats.



posted on Jun, 18 2015 @ 01:49 PM
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Here are some of my favorites






Anything from the native tongues was amazing.
edit on 18-6-2015 by ForgottenRebel because: I didn't embed the videos right.



posted on Jun, 18 2015 @ 02:03 PM
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a reply to: VictorVonDoom



DOOM



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