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Dante84
08-08-2011, 06:08 PM
This came out today, thought I'd put the songs in here for your preview.

If you are into indie or hipster rap, or long for the days of Biggie/Tupac/NWA, then this album isn't for you. Don't even click play.

If you are into the highly produced sound, and respect these guys as talented individuals, then you will enjoy it.

Everyone has their own flavor. Here's the album in Youtube videos:

Dante84
08-08-2011, 06:08 PM
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Chocolate Hog
08-08-2011, 06:29 PM
I listened to it one time through wasn't feeling it to be honest maybe it'll grow on me though.

Urc Burry
08-08-2011, 06:43 PM
Should've been a lot better

Reaper16
08-08-2011, 10:36 PM
This album really fucking blows.

MoreLemonPledge
08-09-2011, 12:34 AM
I really like it. It's 5 songs too long or so, but the production is top-notch. Some verses sound pretty phoned in, but it's better than pretty much anything released this year (yes, that includes the releases by OFWGKTA, who I like quite a bit).

Reaper16
08-09-2011, 12:37 AM
I really like it. It's 5 songs too long or so, but the production is top-notch. Some verses sound pretty phoned in, but it's better than pretty much anything released this year (yes, that includes the releases by OFWGKTA, who I like quite a bit).
Booooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo

MoreLemonPledge
08-09-2011, 12:39 AM
Booooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo

You know you love it. It's got Otis Redding, dude.

Silock
08-09-2011, 12:54 AM
Just not feelin' it. The beats just aren't as good as they should be, IMO. I'll give it a few more listens, though. It might get better.

Jim Jones
08-09-2011, 01:16 AM
What a great album. Pretty much what I expected. A couple of skippable tracks, but..

Murder to Excellence, No Church in the Wild, Made in America, Who Gon Stop Me, Primetime, The Joy, Illest Motherf*cker Alive, Otis, Welcome to the Jungle and New Day MORE than make up for it. AWESOME songs. Been listening to em all day.

Oh, and Frank Ocean kicks ass.

Reaper16
08-09-2011, 08:35 AM
You know you love it. It's got Otis Redding, dude.
I'm more 'booooooooing' your "better than anything released this year" line. Off the top of my head I can think of like twenty 2011 hip-hop albums alone that are way better to me.

-King-
08-09-2011, 03:35 PM
Its a great album to me. The production is to bitch. I almost had a heart attack when I heard New Day. Frank Ocean killed Made in America.

I still don't know if this album is better than Section.80 though.
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Rudy lost the toss
08-09-2011, 03:38 PM
I've never liked Jay-Z.

Rudy lost the toss
08-09-2011, 03:39 PM
I'm more 'booooooooing' your "better than anything released this year" line. Off the top of my head I can think of like twenty 2011 hip-hop albums alone that are way better to me.

Reaper is getting soft

Reaper16
08-09-2011, 03:57 PM
Reaper is getting soft
I always read my takes with an invisible 'IMO' on the end. Sometimes I just really want to stress that I'm not making a claim to pure objectivity.

I feel way more comfortable giving firm takes on film or TV or writing or food or etc. Music works on people differently than words do, and people's preferences in music can differ so completely wildly.

This is why, when I do year-end lists, I will make a BEST films of the year list, but for music I'll make a FAVORITE albums of the year list. That distinction is important to me. I don't feel qualified to make a best albums list (partly because of wildly varying preferences and a looser sense of objective quality standards relative to, say, film; but also in part because there's just too much music out there for me to feel like I've taken a comprehensive enough look at a given year's releases).

vailpass
08-09-2011, 04:02 PM
That studio would have been a really good place to test a fragmentation bomb.

Reaper16
08-09-2011, 04:03 PM
That studio would have been a really good place to test a fragmentation bomb.
What yo beef wit Hov?

Rudy lost the toss
08-09-2011, 04:13 PM
I always read my takes with an invisible 'IMO' on the end. Sometimes I just really want to stress that I'm not making a claim to pure objectivity.

I feel way more comfortable giving firm takes on film or TV or writing or food or etc. Music works on people differently than words do, and people's preferences in music can differ so completely wildly.

This is why, when I do year-end lists, I will make a BEST films of the year list, but for music I'll make a FAVORITE albums of the year list. That distinction is important to me. I don't feel qualified to make a best albums list (partly because of wildly varying preferences and a looser sense of objective quality standards relative to, say, film; but also in part because there's just too much music out there for me to feel like I've taken a comprehensive enough look at a given year's releases).

definitely enjoy your takes:thumb:

vailpass
08-09-2011, 04:56 PM
What yo beef wit Hov?

Anglo translation?

Reaper16
08-09-2011, 04:59 PM
Anglo translation?
Whilst thou feelings towards one Mr. West have an agreeable basis found in his uncouth behavior, why dost thou share a similarly low opinion concerning one Mr. Carter (known more commonly by the moniker "Jay-Z")?

KcMizzou
08-09-2011, 06:07 PM
Whilst thou feelings towards one Mr. West have an agreeable basis found in his uncouth behavior, why dost thou share a similarly low opinion concerning one Mr. Carter (known more commonly by the moniker "Jay-Z")?LMAO

-King-
08-09-2011, 08:05 PM
Whilst thou feelings towards one Mr. West have an agreeable basis found in his uncouth behavior, why dost thou share a similarly low opinion concerning one Mr. Carter (known more commonly by the moniker "Jay-Z")?

ROFLROFL

OnTheWarpath58
08-09-2011, 08:49 PM
Whilst thou feelings towards one Mr. West have an agreeable basis found in his uncouth behavior, why dost thou share a similarly low opinion concerning one Mr. Carter (known more commonly by the moniker "Jay-Z")?

LMAO

OnTheWarpath58
08-09-2011, 08:51 PM
Haven't listened to the whole thing yet, but liking Otis the most thus far.

Chocolate Hog
08-09-2011, 08:56 PM
What a great album. Pretty much what I expected. A couple of skippable tracks, but..

Murder to Excellence, No Church in the Wild, Made in America, Who Gon Stop Me, Primetime, The Joy, Illest Motherf*cker Alive, Otis, Welcome to the Jungle and New Day MORE than make up for it. AWESOME songs. Been listening to em all day.

Oh, and Frank Ocean kicks ass.

Surprised Jim Jones would like this. This would be the worst Dipset album out there.

Priest31kc
08-10-2011, 12:47 PM
I think it's decent. Not really a big fan of Jay-Z or Kanye (although his last album was pretty damn good).

There are some pretty good songs and then there are some songs Im not feeling at all.

But, its nothing great IMO. Like Reaper said, I can name about 10-15 rap albums that have already came out this year that I enjoy more.

Priest31kc
08-10-2011, 12:49 PM
Its a great album to me. The production is to bitch. I almost had a heart attack when I heard New Day. Frank Ocean killed Made in America.

I still don't know if this album is better than Section.80 though.
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Section 80 is a pretty dope album. Im becoming a big fan of Kendrick Lamar.

Anyone else heard Jay Rock's new album Follow Me Home? His debut with Tech N9ne's Strange Music....Im lovin it, definitely has a westcoast feel to it.

Molitoth
08-10-2011, 01:10 PM
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ThaVirus
08-10-2011, 01:13 PM
Not really a big fan of Jay-Z or Kanye (although his last album was pretty damn good).


Uh, you liked Dark Twisted Fantasy but DIDN'T like College Dropout, Late Registration, or Graduation? Those albums showcased Kanye at his best, imo.

NewChief
08-10-2011, 01:30 PM
Uh, you liked Dark Twisted Fantasy but DIDN'T like College Dropout, Late Registration, or Graduation? Those albums showcased Kanye at his best, imo.

My wife and I listened to College Dropout again on a road trip recently. It's such a solid album, but.... a large part of the appeal (to me at least) was that Kanye, at the time, was offering such a fresh voice in rap. He captured this sort of middle-class, intelligent black youth voice that hadn't really emerged in mainstream rap at that point in time. Since then, there has been a surge of people doing the same thing as him, but at the time... his voice was unique.

-King-
08-10-2011, 01:42 PM
Uh, you liked Dark Twisted Fantasy but DIDN'T like College Dropout, Late Registration, or Graduation? Those albums showcased Kanye at his best, imo.

This. This. This. Classics.
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vailpass
08-10-2011, 03:31 PM
Whilst thou feelings towards one Mr. West have an agreeable basis found in his uncouth behavior, why dost thou share a similarly low opinion concerning one Mr. Carter (known more commonly by the moniker "Jay-Z")?

LMAO

vailpass
08-10-2011, 03:32 PM
http://www.cbc.ca/arts/images/pics/trailerpark3.jpg

Embarassing.