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|>>|| No. 11110
It would have to be an "absolute fucking banger" for that to happen, Anon.
|>>|| No. 11113
Not him but I'm not much impressed with it either. To me it sounds exactly like what it is - an attempt to do the Marshal Mathers LP all over again. The production is solid but boring, and the lyrical content is cynically aimed to emulate that very special style that once made waves, but today is a bit underwhelming. People like it because it's Eminem, and sounds a bit like old Eminem, rather than because it's good. It's certainly not pushing any boundaries, which seems like the most important part of the genre for me.
Something like Wizville is a much better recent release, on all counts, and has some big, big names on it. But some british lad will never have the traction of Marshal releasing a 'meh' surprise album.
|>>|| No. 11114
>Something like Wizville is a much better recent release, on all counts, and has some big, big names on it. But some british lad will never have the traction of Marshal releasing a 'meh' surprise album.
Probably because it's generic and a complete departure from what make him unique in the first place — the High Focus almost psychedelic sound and minimalist production.
Given I've only heard a couple of tracks from the new one but already I can tell Chaos '93 excelled in pretty much every criteria you listed.
|>>|| No. 11116
I do agree with what you've said, entirely, and the discussion about how almost everything out of High Focus is fucking fantastic is well worth having, but I just wanted to compare it to something recent and in the charts, and that's the first thing that came to mind. The fact it's not his best album proves my point further, I think.
There's still some very good tunes on there, mind, seems like there's still Dike all over the album but I don't know for sure.
|>>|| No. 11117
I feel like he's spent most of his career doing an impression of himself, once he'd found a formula. His shtick is so old. His 90s freestyles and battle raps and punchlines were actually funny.
At least he doesn't sound like he's on helium anymore. It's amazing how much deeper everyone's voice gets once they've had a two-decade career. I wouldn't have recognised Copywrite's voice compared with his old stuff.
|>>|| No. 11119
>His shtick is so old.
Hit the nail on the head. I think he was just too much of a novelty for me to ever consider him good. He's white rap for people who don't even like rap.
Even the guys who still do boom bap and still just try their hardest to sound like Wu feel fresher than Kamikaze to me. It's a sad state of affairs, soothed only by the british stuff.
|>>|| No. 11121
> He's white rap for people who don't even like rap.
White rap for people who never even heard of Cage...
|>>|| No. 11123
The first 1 minute 27 seconds is all a skit so feel free to skip it.
|>>|| No. 11125
I think emo-Cage's music sounds more like rock half the time. Have you noticed how his weight still fluctuates and his boyish hairstyle looks ridiculous when he's fat but fine when he's thin?
|>>|| No. 11133
Not strictly hip hop, but a jazz group covering classics:
|>>|| No. 11214
>It's amazing how much deeper everyone's voice gets once they've had a two-decade career.
I think baby MF DOOM exemplifies this.
|>>|| No. 11217
Pre-9/11. Probably not very socially acceptable to go around singing this these days.
|>>|| No. 11220
Oh christ I haven't listened to Vadim in ages. Thanks.
Also, I've completely reversed my stance on Blah and their associated acts and been on a massive CotD kick this week. I think my dislike of Lee Scott is based on meeting him in person at a festival once, but maybe he was just having a bad day and I was being judgmental.
|>>|| No. 11276
I don't know why I'm subscribed to this, I guess because the videos are all only 10 seconds, but it's a guy who animates classic album covers by having the people bopping their heads and blinking mainly.
Anyway, surely it's implied on the original cover that the people lying on the floor have just received a Critical Beatdown, not been tossed onto the floor already unconscious from somewhere offscreen.
|>>|| No. 11282
I downloaded this on Napster in about 1999 and it's from the Blade soundtrack. Everyone was very cross because the "Blade soundtrack" just had songs "inspired" by Blade that didn't sound remotely like anything from the film but I really liked this track.
|>>|| No. 11319
In case you automatically assume this is going to be shite, I believe T.I. ghost-wrote it.
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