Hip Hop Heads


#43

There’s so much I can say about this topic, but let me say this… I’m a few days older than Big Daddy Kane, so work backwards from there. :sunglasses:

Extra credit goes to whomever knows the origin of my profile image.


#44

Ah ! I’m very glad if I helped you discover his work.


#45

It’s killing me. Please spill the beans. Stick figures + hip-hop always make me think of Keith Haring and A Tribe Called Quest, but this is neither.


#46

Thank you! Got a song on that tape called “bucle for lines” much love to this place :pray:t4:


#47

It’s from Mantronix at the time of https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Music_Madness.

Not everyone loved that album as insanely as I did, but the composition and energy of it blew my mind. I listened to it so much. It was out of print for a really long time, so I’m just glad to have it again.

I feel the same way about Sly & Robbie’s https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rhythm_Killers, but I digress, even though there’s some hip-hop on that album too, in the form of RAMM:ΣLL:ZΣΣ, etc.

The singles had different color variations on the artwork. The one I chose as a profile image is recursively cheeky, because it’s from their single, “Who Is It?”

Edit: Correction. The one I ended up using for the profile image is from their single, “Simple Simon”. According to discogs, the design is from Ranch Associates. It reminded 17 year-old me very much of something influenced by Adrian Brody, like the graphics work he did for Cabaret Voltaire and Face magazine, etc. I was already a fan of Mantronix by then, but I was also ALL ABOUT that kind of design stuff at the time too.


#48

Some random picks - aside from the 1st, a little different lane than others in the thread:


Been thinking about this Beatless/Madlib track recently. I used the flip (‘Dominant’) on a mix years ago and was always super into it.

Mac Mall, Mac Dre, E-40 - Dredio
Always loved how grimy it sounded. Such a great bay moment.

San Quinn’s flow!

UGK!

My taste in hip-hop is pretty tied to where i’ve spent time - early adolescence in LA blowing most of my allowance at Fat Beats (or on crazy expensive Jungle/Drum and Bass import 12"s), college in the bay when hyphy was picking up (which led to people making sure i knew more of mobb music beyond the more ‘conscious’/underground stuff i was familiar with (hiero/souls of mischief, solesides, etc)) down to Houston for a summer, then time back in LA when Stones Throw was living off of Madvillainy which funded much more left-field stuff.


#49

Ah, yes! Thanks for that.

And I came to Sly & Robbie via Bill Laswell.


#50

has anyone else listened to the new earl sweatshirt album? the beats are beautiful, it’s vintage kanye meets the caretaker.


#51

Yes. First thing I did this morning was blast it. Been on repeat all day. Definitely his most stand-up, unblinking record yet. An evolution of hiphop production.

This, Medhane and Daytona edit: Everything’s FINE!! some of the records of the year.


#52

Great thread. Great taste in here



#53

almost six years since Indigoism was released… one of my favorites

#54

Just a quick listen, but really, really good. He’s moved into the whole east coast lo-fi thing which is more my kinda thing. Apparently he’s been hanging out with MIKE and a few others alot, and it shows.


#55

I love def jux - havent seen a mention so i thought i would :slight_smile:
Love ELP - incredible producer and wordsmith and can spit with the best

Honestly i think run the jewels 2 is a masterpiece


#56

“Madlib Meets Ethiopian Legend Ayaléw Mesfin”

edit: reminding me of Brasilintime - i really appreciate the work that Madlib and Egon do to make sure unheralded folks get some shine beyond the loop.


#57

yessss, finally new Earl. Loving it so far.


#58

new earl is fire. i’m in the middle of moving right now, packing my massive record collection. was thinking of selling a big chunk of my soul section. the production on it is making me think twice.


#59

this beat


#60

20 characters of :grapes::grapes::grapes::grapes::grapes::grapes:


#61

I’m so in love with Peanut, it sounds like Earl going over a Ghettoville era Actress track swoon


#62