Hip-Hop Era |OT| Bless Up

Honestly those leaked Kendrick tracks are better than most shit ive heard this year.

Really like the TPAB/DAMN leftovers
 
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So that tour bus shooting, I never really followed that news. But weren't Birdman and Wayne "friends" again at some point after their whole feud began?

So seemingly Birdman wanted him killed, but why? It's not like he paid Wayne anyway in the end.
 
I mean Wayne had been dissing Cash Money / Birdman for months, was sueing Birdman and the label for $50 million... not really a mystery why Birdman would want him dead.

Piece of shit, and it looks like Thugga was involved (called the shooter 8 times in the 12 minutes before the shooting.)

Fuck those guys.
 
I don't get SOB X RBE, this is like the third album I've heard from them and while they always seem to get great beats they are rapping completely off beat almost every time. I get its supposed to be like part of their style, but the shit is kind of jarring.
 
it's just so surreal. like, sometimes you forget some of those young cats are actually on some street shit. it's hard imagining Thugga actually sitting there thinking "yeah, let's kill Wayne now"... maybe it was a symbolic "warning shot" from Baby knowing nobody was in the bus? or was there actually someone in there? haven't followed the story.
 
I don't get SOB X RBE, this is like the third album I've heard from them and while they always seem to get great beats they are rapping completely off beat almost every time. I get its supposed to be like part of their style, but the shit is kind of jarring.
Same. Hyphy movement was dope for the producers who came out but most of these dudes are fucking full on idiots who cannot rap to save their lives. A few years from now they'll be working at Autozone in Vallejo.
 
it's just so surreal. like, sometimes you forget some of those young cats are actually on some street shit. it's hard imagining Thugga actually sitting there thinking "yeah, let's kill Wayne now"... maybe it was a symbolic "warning shot" from Baby knowing nobody was in the bus? or was there actually someone in there? haven't followed the story.
Not all rap lyrics are fake
 
Boy, the Brockhampton videos are whack as fuck. They actually tried on the sat trilogy videos.
Kendrick has a bad habit of leaving some of his best shit off albums because of his dumb concepts no one cares about.
Lmao what? Most of these are off GKMC/TPAB which are two of the most universally loved albums of the decade. Obviously some good shit is gonna fall through when somebody is on fire like that. Those sessions were amazing.
 
it's just so surreal. like, sometimes you forget some of those young cats are actually on some street shit. it's hard imagining Thugga actually sitting there thinking "yeah, let's kill Wayne now"... maybe it was a symbolic "warning shot" from Baby knowing nobody was in the bus? or was there actually someone in there? haven't followed the story.
Wayne was on the bus.
 
Yeah I shouldn't waste my time but there's a very cohesive concept to it that is probably much more nuanced than you may have realized
Everybody who talks like this about Kendrick albums still thinks Blackstar was like............ good. Kendrick rarely thinks as deeply about his shit as ya'll do, he's just J. Cole but actually good at rapping.
 
Everybody who talks like this about Kendrick albums still thinks Blackstar was like............ good. Kendrick rarely thinks as deeply about his shit as ya'll do, he's just J. Cole but actually good at rapping.
He clearly does, but on top of that you’re saying TPAB wasn’t good as a “cohesive album” which is almost objectively wrong because it executes a heavy concept flawlessly. If you weren’t digging the concept or the music it’s fine, but it is a cohesive album.
I really don't see how Kendrick doing the same thing he's been doing since the early albums makes the song bad. He's always wanted to be andre 3000.
Kendrick employs different voices very well on his albums and certain voices.. but as a Stan the dude can go way over board on features. He’s completely fucked up certain songs.
 
He clearly does, but on top of that you’re saying TPAB wasn’t good as a “cohesive album” which is almost objectively wrong because it executes a heavy concept flawlessly. If you weren’t digging the concept or the music it’s fine, but it is a cohesive album.
Actually I do think TPAB executes it's vision better, it just is substantially worse from a songwriting perspective. GKMC I guess is probably worse from an actual concept storyline, but the music atleast is generally good.
 
Couldn't disagree more .Outside of a couple tracks, GKMC was a step down from S.80 in terms of song writing .
Don't get me wrong, AT THE TIME, I fucking adored Section.80. It was probably my favorite project of that year across any genre. I just don't think it's aged particularly well. Outside of obvious examples like Hiiiipower and the like.
 
He clearly does, but on top of that you’re saying TPAB wasn’t good as a “cohesive album” which is almost objectively wrong because it executes a heavy concept flawlessly. If you weren’t digging the concept or the music it’s fine, but it is a cohesive album.

Kendrick employs different voices very well on his albums and certain voices.. but as a Stan the dude can go way over board on features. He’s completely fucked up certain songs.
I get wanting to go with this Kendrick doing voices ruins songs thing. That's fine if you believe it. I certainly find it annoying on a number of songs. I just don't think it's true in this case. I think the music, the writing, the concept, and the lyrics are well done. Keep in mind I'm also of the belief that his verse on Mask off was perfectly fine given the abysmal material he was adding to.
 
I’m sure the extra few weeks will definitely lead to an album that sounds polished, with phenomenal mixing by Mike Dean, great lyrics that aren’t just Kanye mumbling bullshit or delivering awful punchlines and a cohesive style that doesn’t sound like demos thrown together a couple of hours before release
 
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