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Aug 27, 2018

For all the aspiring ibankers, I dedicate Skee-Lo - I Wish.
You know... " I wish I was a baller
I wish I had a girl who looked good, I would call her
I wish I had a rabbit in a hat with a bat
And a six four Impala"

Aug 27, 2018
  • Monster - Kanye et al
  • 212 - Azealia Banks
  • New York State of Mind - Nas
  • Get Got - Death Grips
  • Respiration - Black Star
  • The Message - Grandmaster Flash
  • C.R.E.A.M. - Wu Tang
  • Rosa Parks - Outkast
  • m.A.A.d. City - Kendrick
  • Blockbuster Night pt 1 - RTJ
  • I used to love H.E.R - Common
  • Ultralight Beam - Kanye, but Chance steals it here

BONUS

HAEPID - Reykjavikdaetur

If only because it slaps and you wouldn't expect this shit coming out of Iceland.

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Controversial
Aug 27, 2018

Not a god damned thing by Kanye West should be on any hip-hop GOAT list. Kanye is a pop star masquerading as "hard." Drake is better than Kanye just for owning the fact that he's just about the money. Frankly Eminem should get 10x the level of respect Kanye deserves, and neither is even close to Nas, him being in the league of Jay-Z, Tupac, Biggie, and all the other 80's/90's legends, who themselves sometimes have tiers of their own (Pac, Biggie, etc.).

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Aug 27, 2018

You should not post about things you know nothing about. Sorry to be harsh but this is just completely false.

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Aug 27, 2018

I'm going to have to respectfully disagree, I'd put Graduation and MBDTF up there pretty high. Dude is a trash human, but I cant deny the man is absolutely a top 15-top 10 rapper, or I guess better described as one of the best at being able to produce fully fleshed out, end-to-end albums.

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Aug 27, 2018

.... this is a horrendous take. It's so bad on so many levels I don't even want to specifically address each horrible point.

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Aug 27, 2018

I never got why everyone is such a fan of Kanye's rapping in particular. I guess it's because in more recent times he's still had a more regular flow and delivery compared to more modern "mumble" type rappers, though are still a lot of good modern ones (Kendrick, Cole, etc.).

However, he's a very gifted producer and I like his music for the whole musical performance, rather than single out his rapping as being particularly good, which it's par at best. I think a lot of people confuse the fact that just because they like someone does not make them a good rapper, specifically wordplay or whatever. I still like him though, catchy as shit music.

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Aug 28, 2018

lol wut have you listened to Street Lights before?

Did not every rapper past 2010 model their game after kanye?

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Aug 27, 2018

Agreed on Ultralight Beam, that's the only one on that list I've heard and it's top-notch.

I'll throw in two lowkey songs that I doubt many have heard but make my all-time list. They're more musical than the typical rap song, but they're so unique I had to include em.

  • Heaven Only Knows - Towkio ft. Chance
  • Tap Dance - Chance

"This world, it is a tempest sometimes. But remember, the sun always rises again."
-- Brandon Sanderson

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Aug 27, 2018

This is a very very good list, I am genuinely impressed. Would get rid of Azealia banks, add a few other tracks (I Got a Story to Tell by Biggie comes to mind, One Day by UGK, Mind Playin' Tricks by Geto Boys, Spottieottiedopaliscious by Outkast, D'Evils by Jay Z, '93 til Infinity by Souls of Mischief), and replace both Kanye tracks with "Crack Music" by Kanye.

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Aug 27, 2018

Ah man, I completely slept on adding Biggie. Good call.

Aug 27, 2018

The Best and the Baddest: Eric B. & Rakim - Paid in Full

Honorable Mention: Afrika Bambaataa & Soulsonic Force - Planet Rock

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Aug 27, 2018

+1 for Eric B. & Rakim

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Aug 27, 2018
BobTheBaker:

+1 for Eric B. & Rakim

My soundtrack if I'm ever pulling off a heist

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Aug 27, 2018

+1 for Afrika Bambaataa. I just posted about that above. Good to see it's known.

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Aug 27, 2018

+1 for Monster by Kanye, although Nicki really stole that song

Aug 27, 2018

Yeah, without a doubt. Nicki's career since has been uninspiring. She went from being the next Nas to being the next Britney Spears...

Aug 27, 2018

She was never going to be the next MC Lyte not to even speak of the next Nas. lol.

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Aug 27, 2018

Decatur Psalm, West Savannah, Mr. Scarface, Dead Presidents, SpottieOttie Dopalicious, or Element/DNA (Kendrick, just to throw something new in), It was a Good Day.. so many good ones, but these jump out at me.

Aug 27, 2018

"Juicy" by The Notorious B.I.G.

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Aug 27, 2018

Not that I think these guys are greatest of all time, but does anyone here know Army of the Pharaohs / Jedi Mind Tricks? Been listening to that quite a bit recently. Underground stuff with an old-school style and a few modern elements mixed in. This what put me on:

https://youtu.be/TlZgiK6FiO0

Funniest
Aug 27, 2018

Why are you all like 45 years old

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Aug 28, 2018

underrated comment. SB'ed

Aug 27, 2018
earthwalker7:

so... what's the greatest rap song of all time?
And is there any that you've patterned your life after?

JUICY by BIG. NOW WE DRINK CHAMPAGNE WHEN WE THIRSTAYYY.

Aug 27, 2018

Unbelievable - Notorious BIG

or Gimme the Loot - Notorious BIG

Most Helpful
Aug 27, 2018

Picking one (or even 20) greatest rap songs is too hard so I will just list some not already mentioned in this thread.

Ready or Not - The Fugees
Step into the Relm - The Roots
Passin' Me By - The Pharcyde
Pack the Pipe - The Pharcyde
Alright - Kendrick Lamar
Till I Collapse - Eminem
Children's Story - Slick Rick
Cell Therapy - Goodie Mob
Aint No Thang - Outkast
Return of the G - Outkast
Liberation - Outkast
Live and Let Live - Souls of Mischief
Make Your Mind Up - Souls of Mischief
Act Too (The Love of My Life) - The Roots ft. Common
Be - Common
Southern Fried Intro - Ludacris
Kick in the Door - Biggie
Triumph - Wu-Tang Clan
Award Tour - A Tribe Called Quest
We Can Get Down - A Tribe Called Quest
They Reminisce Over You (T.R.O.Y) - Pete Rock & CL Smooth
The Cool - Lupe Fiasco
Lord Knows - Tupac
Death Around the Corner - Tupac
100 Miles and Runnin' - NWA
M.A.A.D City- Kendrick Lamar
Blacker The Berry - Kendrick Lamar
Rewind - Nas
One Mic - Nas
Book of Rhymes - Nas
No Tears - Scarface
Hand of the Dead Body - Scarface
The Nigga You Love to Hate - Ice Cube
Grindin' - The Clipse
Gin and Juice - Snoop Dogg
Murder Was the Case - Snoop Dogg
Let Me Ride - Dr. Dre
Regulate - Warren G. & Nate Dog
Murder - UGK
International Player's Anthem - UGK
My Sub - Big KRIT
Get Away - Big KRIT
Brenda's Got a Baby - Tupac
Through the Wire - Kanye West
The Light - Common
We Major - Kanye West
Get em High - Kanye West ft. Talib Kweli
My 1st Song - Jay Z
Public Service Announcement - Jay Z
I Can't Live Without My Radio - LL Cool J
Rebirth of Slick (Cool Like That) - Digable Planets
So Fresh and So Clean - Outkast
Can I Live - Jay Z
Mind of a Lunatic - Geto Boys
Nas Is Like - Nas
Shook Ones Pt. 2 - Mobb Deep
Put it On - Big L
Mass Appeal - Gang Starr
JFK 2 LAX - Gang Starr
Cereal Killer - Method Man & Redman
Hootie Hoo - Outkast
Patiently Waiting - 50 Cent ft. Eminem
Ms. Fat Booty - Mos Def
Mathematics - Mos Def

ok, I'm tired already, I could go on forever. Might add more later.

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Aug 28, 2018
BobTheBaker:

Put it On - Big L

+1 for this

Sep 5, 2018

You don't have a single song off the Get Rich or Die Tryin' album, or any songs from Jadakiss?
Are you joking?

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Sep 5, 2018
3RINGSKINGJAMES:

You don't have a single song off the Get Rich or Die Tryin' album, or any songs from Jadakiss?
Are you joking?

No Jadakiss.. the fuck? He was better as part of The Lox.

edit: added Patiently Waiting

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Sep 5, 2018

No Black Star / Mos Def?

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Sep 5, 2018

Black Star/ Mos Def was mentioned above. I am sticking to what was not.

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Aug 27, 2018

If you understand the time it was published in:

Straight Outta Compton

Game changing on many, many levels. If you are in your twenties, thirties, or younger, you may not understand. It changed everything.

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Aug 28, 2018

eh. Geto Boys were saying the same shit at the same time and didn't get the attention/ recognition they deserve.

Aug 28, 2018
BobTheBaker:

eh. Geto Boys were saying the same shit at the same time and didn't get the attention/ recognition they deserve.

Houston resident detected

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Aug 27, 2018

MC Eiht - All for the Money

Aug 28, 2018

betrayed by lil xan is definitely up there

also that song RONDO by that guy 6ix9ine

Aug 28, 2018

Protect ya neck by Wu Tang Clan. Nothing better than hearing everyone go in on their own verse. The song bumps and the Wu redefined rap.

Other top songs IMO include:
CREAM-Wu Tang
Juice - Eric B and Rakim
Dear Mama/Ambitionz az a Ridah (spelling?) - 2pac
Streiht Up Menace - MC Eiht
The entire Str8 Outta Compton album - NWA

Def some songs im forgetting (likely several by BIG, Geto Boys, Cube) but these are just a few that come to mind. Kendrick has been consistently putting out great stuff too and deserves a mention.

But my favorite song is easily Who I Am (Whats my Name) by Snoop. I love this song and will always consider it an all time great. A lot of people don't like that album and think Snoop is overrated, but I will not hear it. I'm dug in, and I'll never change

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Aug 29, 2018

So many great tunes already mentioned! Don't know about GOAT rap tune of all time, but I know what I like, even if a big part of my heart belongs to metal, I am a Boogie Down girl and love my hip-hop and rap...

  • Paid in Full - Erik B. and Rakim
  • C.R.E.A.M. - Wu-Tang Clan
  • Fight the Power - Public Enemy
  • Mind Playin' Tricks on Me - Geto Boys
  • South Bronx - Boogie Down Productions
  • Straight Outta Compton - NWA
  • Welcome to the Terrordome - Public Enemy
  • Juicy - Biggie
  • Lean Back - Fat Joe
  • Hypnotize - Biggie
  • Judgement Day - Method Man
  • Work It - Missy Elliott
  • I Ain't No Joke - Erik B. and Rakim
  • Triumph - Wu-Tang Clan
  • Rolling Stone - Black Hippy (Jay Rock/Kendrick Lamar/AB Soul/Schoolboy Q)
  • Fed Up - House of Pain
  • I Need A Beat - LL Cool J [probably the first rap album I bought back in junior high - I think I may still have my vinyl copy of "Radio" with the big-ass boombox on the slip cover somewhere!]
  • DMX - Ruff Ryders' Anthem
  • Nobody Speak - DJ Shadow and Run the Jewels

As for "is there any that you've patterned your life after?"... there's a few lines from HoP's "Fed Up" that's always spoken to me...

"And mine'll still be the intellect that plays ya
Cause when the mike check I'm high tech skills are apparent
You can play the child, kid, I'll play the parent
Cause I'm a be responsible for your schoolin'
But I won't change your diapers or do your car poolin' "

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Sep 2, 2018

These Wu-Tang mentions reminded me of...

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Sep 7, 2018
bigplay:

These Wu-Tang mentions reminded me of...

Love this sketch!

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Sep 3, 2018

Top 5 for me are:

  • You See Me - Childish Gambino
  • On Fire - Eminem
  • Dollaz & Sense - DJ Quik
  • Chin Check - NWA Ft. Snoop Dogg
  • No Vaseline - Ice Cube (Just because it's a pretty good diss track)
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Sep 3, 2018

from the ones I've heard:

these walls/sing about me.../sherane aka... by kendrick lamar

stan/marshall mathers by eminem

changes/I aint mad at cha/life goes on by tupac

next episode/still dre by dr dre

gorgeous/devil in a new dress by kanye

victory by diddy, biggie, busta rhymes

Sep 4, 2018

Doja Cat - Mooo!

/thread

Sep 4, 2018

What concert costs 45 cents? 50 Cent feat. Nickelback.

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Sep 4, 2018

I'm not really going to comment on what the greatest rap song of all time is because it's kind of a ridiculous question. It completely depends on what my mood and mindset is on a particular day/month/year. In fact some days my mind is in a place where I'd rather listen to metal or classic rock or not terrible country or even cheesy 80s music. And this is the golden age of listening to music. Practically all music is at our fingertips instantly. We are extremely lucky in that regard.

I will instead give a completely random thought on my favorite musical group. When I was a sophomore in college I discovered the album ATLiens. I was in a dark place that year and practically listened to that album through every single day. I was a rap fan in early high school but then got into playing guitar and so mostly stopped listening to it. But when I randomly started listening to ATLiens I basically couldn't believe the level of rapping and production. I had only vague knowledge of OutKast in my youth. Some memories from elementary school of the music video for Ms. Jackson and of course I remember the Hey Ya craze from high school but that's about it. But ATLiens really blew me away. I was convinced this was the pinnacle of rap. But then later on in college I began a similar fixation on Aquemini. And soon after college I really got into Southernplayalisticcadillacfunkymusik. But it was only very recently that I began TRULY realizing the pure fucking genius of Stankonia. Now I take a step back and realize that if you listen to each of these albums in order it really boggles the mind how Andre 3000 somehow got better at rapping over. That somehow he went from the seemingly perfect rapper to an even better rapper. I just don't know how he kept doing it. So now I think it makes complete sense that he essentially stopped rapping (on full albums) after Stankonia. I simply CANNOT think of how he could've improved more after that album. It's just completely flawless rapping from start to finish. And that's my random thought for this thread.

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Sep 4, 2018

What concert costs 45 cents? 50 Cent feat. Nickelback.

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Sep 7, 2018
Jamie_Diamond:

Bankers and consultants
Generally neither add much value.
I suppose ibankers could add some value, if they bring unique perspective or help you get your deal done. But those are often exceptions these days.
Consultants - no way.

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Sep 5, 2018

My top 3, not in order:

  • The Message - Nas

"But uhh, a thug changes, and love changes
and best friends become strangers, word up"

  • Aquemini - Outkast

"Even the sun goes down, heroes eventually die
Horoscopes often lie, and sometimes "y"
Nothin' is for sure, nothin' is for certain, nothin' lasts forever
But until they close the curtain (y'all know), it's him and I: Aquemini"

  • Shook Ones Part II - Mobb Deep

"There's numerous ways you can choose to earn funds"

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Sep 5, 2018

Just to add to the mess.

Int'l Players Anthem - UGK ft. Outkast
Foe tha Love of $ - Bone Thugs
Sacrilegious - Schoolboy Q

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Sep 5, 2018

Fall - Eminem

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Sep 7, 2018

On a side note, RIP Mac Miller

Sep 12, 2018
earthwalker7:

so... what's the greatest rap song of all time?
And is there any that you've patterned your life after?

Nas - "I Can"

"If you always put limits on everything you do, physical or anything else, it will spread into your work and into your life. There are no limits. There are only plateaus, and you must not stay there, you must go beyond them." - Bruce Lee

Sep 12, 2018

Anything Epic Rap Battles takes the cake

Sep 12, 2018

I'd argue that this is the best rap song ever: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=saQ9YnWTw5E

Sep 12, 2018
WallStreetKid:

I'd argue that this is the best rap song ever: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=saQ9YnWTw5E

haha thank you for that. and while we're linking awesome rap songs, here's your boy bangs:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HmJbJs-9ST0

Sep 12, 2018

Swagger Wagon just made me sad.

Sep 12, 2018
Edmundo Braverman:

Swagger Wagon just made me sad.

Are you rocking a mini van Edmundo?

I hope your wife looks like that mom in the video because she has some great jugs and can definitely get it, lol.

Regards

Sep 12, 2018

I win here, I win there...

Sep 12, 2018

I don't just talk the talk, I walk the walk. I bought a 2004 Kia Sedona on eBay for $5,600 - still under warranty. It got some cosmetic damage in transit to France and the insurance paid off $2,800. So I'm into this whip for a total of $2,800 and I cruise around the French countryside like I'm in the Griswold family truckster.

Seriously, in a town like Paris I'm lucky if I drive once a month. Why would I drop a bunch of dough on a vehicle I never use?

Sep 12, 2018
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