Community Spotlight: Hip-Hop ERA |OT2| I Put the Fish in My Glove and I Freaked It.

Net_Wrecker

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Oct 25, 2017
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No coincidence that we only get exposure when Koozek's Nav gif treasure trove is deleted

Now we get to shine for the public. Only Kanye rankings and anime gifs from here on out.
 

CoolOff

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Oct 26, 2017
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We really out here celebrating extra attention to the fuckery that goes on in this community? 👀

My Way remix is a classic.
 

enzo_gt

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Oct 25, 2017
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With all of this talk of My Way Remix, we might as well.. top 3 Drake loosies? Remixes (e.g. My Way, Sweeterman) and songs that Drake gave away to artists to get them poppin' (e.g. Look Alive) count too.

1. I'm Goin' In (w/o that Jeezy verse)
2. 5AM in Toronto
3. Signs

Duppy Freestyle is up there too TBH.
 

Agar25

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Apr 12, 2018
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Well y’all are certainly on the road to making this thread palatable for regular Era by starting a discussion of Drake throwaways again and posting a Quavo tracklist 😴😴😴😴😴
 

lacer

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Oct 25, 2017
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yeah after those two consecutive posts maybe i'm forced to concede that any compilation of 'perfect albums' is somewhat basic
 

lacer

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Oct 25, 2017
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Well y’all are certainly on the road to making this thread palatable for regular Era by starting a discussion of Drake throwaways again and posting a Quavo tracklist 😴😴😴😴😴
look those admittedly might be terrible boring topics but if they act as a citronella candle to ward off folks who sincerely think Nas is better than Jay, who am i to judge?
 

Agar25

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Apr 12, 2018
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look those admittedly might be terrible boring topics but if they act as a citronella candle to ward off folks who sincerely think Nas is better than Jay, who am i to judge?
LMAO I was honestly very taken aback at how fast people were on the Nas>Jay posts and at the HOV slander in general. The amount of hits Jay has, the longevity of career/ relevance, still can tour massively... the most on point post was something to the vibe of “Who is out there just bumpin’ Nas In 2019?”
 

lacer

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Oct 25, 2017
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Look, if you wanna be antivaxx, at least have the decency to deliver a 9/10 while you’re at it.
i get where you're coming from - the antivaxxer shit is way easier to swallow when it's bookended by fantastic material as opposed to whatever the fuck Nasir was - but tbh that stuff barely raises an eyebrow to me? rap has had a deep history with skepticism/paranoia RE the government, and tbh i can get why black people might be skeptical of the US government's advice on healthcare after shit like the Tuskegee experiments

that said Nas is a total dingdong who also doesn't believe in evolution LOL
 

lacer

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Oct 25, 2017
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LMAO I was honestly very taken aback at how fast people were on the Nas>Jay posts and at the HOV slander in general. The amount of hits Jay has, the longevity of career/ relevance, still can tour massively... the most on point post was something to the vibe of “Who is out there just bumpin’ Nas In 2019?”
Nas has so many terrible records, man. he has like one and a half good albums total. Jay sells out MSG when he wants to do his b-sides. what's Nas' equivalent to Hovi Baby? You Owe Me or some shit? ugh
 

Agar25

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Apr 12, 2018
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Nas has so many terrible records, man. he has like one and a half good albums total. Jay sells out MSG when he wants to do his b-sides. what's Nas' equivalent to Hovi Baby? You Owe Me or some shit? ugh
Yup, It’s really crazy that in a genre of music where so much is what have you done for me lately, where people are so quick to write off artists as irrelevant to the current landscape, where artists bodies of work are so often pitted against each other to determine legacy... that people still talk on Nas w such unwavering reverence . Illmatic came out TWENTY FIVE YEARS AGO
 

enzo_gt

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Oct 25, 2017
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Nas might be an anti-vaxxer lunatic but Jay wrecked Dipset and DMX's careers in the 2000s

dunno what's worse

it's close

*rubs pink chinchilla*

very close
 
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torre_avenue

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Oct 25, 2017
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Behind you.
i get where you're coming from - the antivaxxer shit is way easier to swallow when it's bookended by fantastic material as opposed to whatever the fuck Nasir was - but tbh that stuff barely raises an eyebrow to me? rap has had a deep history with skepticism/paranoia RE the government, and tbh i can get why black people might be skeptical of the US government's advice on healthcare after shit like the Tuskegee experiments
Don't get me wrong, if you're a privileged jerk whose biggest fear is an autistic child, then you deserve to get pilloried.

But considering how much terrible shit has been done to the black community by the United States government, I'm not entirely surprised that people like Gibbs and Nas who grew up in areas of poverty, violence, and broken education systems have conspiratorial views regarding institutions folks traditionally trust.

Re: Nas, I find incredibly whack that, if you remove Illmatic from the equation, Nas's most memorable track is a 4 and a half minute song that basically amounts to "lol u gay".
 

Disco

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Oct 25, 2017
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is this the thread where I can discuss the music of Nav?

also I know he's treading dangerously close to a J Cole-esque career path but Lost Boy by YBN Cordae was pretty damn good for a debut album from a young rapper. I just hope he doesn't get all preachy and embraces the ignorant side of music too.
 

enzo_gt

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Oct 25, 2017
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I don’t disagree that Nas’ discography is far far inferior than Jay’s, it’s just Jay never hit those heights of MCing ability for me. Yeah, Jay’s got the most quotables in the game but he could never touch the highs of Nas when he’s flowing. It’s just so damn effortless for Nas, like it’s his second nature. Jay’s good, don’t get me wrong, and it can be argued that his writing is more multi-layered and so on, but the rapping ability made the difference for me, and Nas is consistently more “on” than Jay is. Despite that disparity in their discographies, I’ll go back to listen to a single Nas song way more often than more than one Jay song.

Also y’all saying Drake toplists are tired discussion for the general Era folk watching but talking about Nas/Jay is somehow fresher? SMDH.
 

Agar25

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Apr 12, 2018
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Did y’all see this ? I’m not shocked because they’re young but ok actually I’m actually very shocked,l because I cannot imagine my life now without Kendrick and his music . A clean sweep too smh

 

Middleman

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Jun 14, 2019
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Am I going insane or is there another Gloria Carter feature - not Smile - where she's talking about Jay being a quiet kid who did well at school and took care of the family??
 

lacer

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Oct 25, 2017
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they're ass. Life is Good is the one everyone pretends is good, but it actually sucks, and the rest are bonafide ass. Nas manages to put out one transcendently incredible track per album which reminds you 'oh shit, this guy kicks ass' and then it's dovetailed by some of the most boring/awful rapping you've ever heard in your life. he's the most frustrating musician on the planet. he's been clearly capable of putting out some of the most technically impressive songs i've heard for three decades yet his good song to straight up godawful song ratio is like 1:12.
Am I going insane or is there another Gloria Carter feature - not Smile - where she's talking about Jay being a quiet kid who did well at school and took care of the family??
December 4th?