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putting out a top list of production songs would take too long..i would be putting songs on and off the list for days
Damn, this the most comments I seen on a Layup Lines post.
Unless you count the ones called “Just Cuz”.
Gotta love the unpredictability of the Layup Lines comment section. O starts it off with the production question and the rest is history. This could’ve easily been an E vs W mess, but instead went a much higher route…
@Teddy Shook Ones has a special place for me. We used to play the instrumental on our mates decks and do drunken freestyles. Great times.Oh and favs from GZA would be endless despite the fact that he was incoherent when he came to play at Auckland this year.
@Enigmatic: Maybe one reason International fans may have a greater appreciation of US Hip Hop is that they have no bias towards east/west/south etc. All i know is that if it has a nice beat, solid flows etc i like it. Doesn’t matter if its from Compton or or flippin Alabama, you know what i mean. Thats just a theory though as the cats on here seem to have a good grasp on the genre.Its funny how everyone has their favs, most of the time influenced by where and when they grew up. I heard most of my favs from my brothers and mates, there is a lot i wouldn’t have even listened to. I have a mate who is a religious Tupac fan and then another who has every Atmosphere album out.
Matic major props for the Exile mention, the guy is just a good musician. Interesting question about American v Foreign music listeners. I dunno off the top of my head: Americans may have more social outlets overall, Americans more likely to be “fed” music/Foreigners “seek out” their tastes, Cultural emphasis – Americans don’t know world news/Foreigners know facts about USA, Trends – Americans always chase em’/Foreigners find an identity, Education – Foreigners often smarter than Americans so more interest in “deeper” music, Mental focus – Americans have tendency to view life/issues somewhat narrowly, whereas Foreigners more about bigger picture/whole meal, Media coverage – American pop-culture over-the-top, in-your-face on all outlets so whack artists get more publicity, Mentality – Americans (on the avg) just don’t seem to be down with cause (whatever it may be) like foreigners do. Don’t mean anything by “foreigners,” just trying to be somewhat succinct and of course there are some exceptions (and stereotypes) to every example I gave…
Interesting points heals. On a general level and from what i perceive from others (being family friends, media outlets) i would agree with you. However the Americans i have met have been tourists in NZ and all of them were reasonably worldly. Of cause that is a extremely small sample size. Oh and to add to my post above, lyrics matter too……………
@ Enig, i’d definitely build with you on a blog, pana. It’s all good. On a sidenote: I know it’s hella late, but I’d like to add Verbal Intercourse to my top 11 hip-hop list and beat list. That joint was simple remarkable. And as far as heads overseas loving hip-hop, I have no clue. They just love not only American culture, but hip-hop culture as well. Look at Bapes. They just Air Force 1′s and lately, shell toes with stars on the side. I used to love rocking ‘em when NO ONE knew what the hell they were. Now everyone knows and there’s bootlegs galore of them. Hip-hop is universal man. The Bronx, NY reached the whole f*cking world with it’s poverty inspired music.
Not to toot my own horn, but you guys would probably enjoy the TROY blog. I haven’t done anything for the blog in about half a year, but they’re still putting out quality posts, from opinion pieces to interviews to downloadable music. They’re definitely worthy of the traffic. You can find a lot of rarities and demos and ish like that too. Try searching for some of the older posts especially, they have so many gems.
Also, an Enigmatic/Omar hip-hop blog would be awesome. Make it happen, Rigo!
I’ll check out that blog too.
O, you got a twitter or way to get a hold of you?
How can y’all bring up great producers and not say anything about Madlib?? He’s a better sampler than Kanye in my opinion. And I’d personally put “Black Milk” as most underrated producer, unless we’re talking about undergroud artists. Here’s my Top 10(no particular order)
The World in Yours-Nas
T.R.O.Y.- Pete Rock & C.L. Smooth
Mind Playin’ Tricks on Me-Geto Boys
Everyday Struggle-Biggie Smalls
Keep Ya Head Up-2Pac
Today Was A Good Day-Ice Cube
All I Need-Method Man
The 6th Sense-Common
Get By-Talib Kweli
The Coolest-Lupe Fiasco
Hurt Me Soul-Lupe Fiasco
Know the Ledge-Eric B.& Rakim
Follow the Leader- Eric B. & Rakim
Jesus Walks-Kanye West
It Ain’t Hard to Tell-Nas
My Advice 2 You-Gang Starr
Tryin’ to Find a Balance-Atmosphere
So Many Tears-2Pac
@ Enig, I don’t twitter, man. Always felt like Twitter was meant for heads who have a product to push or something like that. I have homies who have no lives, job or occupations, but have twitter just to talk about how bored they are. It’s surreal to me. What’s your blog site? I’ll shoot an email to you.
If they’d been mentioned my bad, but c’mon ya’ll we can’t forget Stoupe and Necro. They may not have the full arensal of some other greats listed, but man I’d put there best pieces up there with anything…
O- my email is rigo . gonzalez @ live . com
No spaces though
my top 10 no order:
1. T.R.O.Y.- pete rock & CL smooth
2. juicy- B.I.G.
3. it was a good day- ice cube
4. renee- lost boyz
5. changes- 2pac
6. electric relaxation- tribe called quest
7. put it on- big l
8. damn it feels good to be gangsta- geto boys
9. feel me flow- naughty by nature
10. regulate- warren g/nate dogg
Man Outcast dropped Stankonia in 2001. Ain’t no way an Outcast album can drop in an era and you still believe there are no classic songs in that era. Lol.
classic seems to = nostalgia
Don’t forget “The life and times of andre benjamin” which is a definite classic.
my top ten is this in no order –
stan – eminem
lose yourself – eminem
your never over – eminem
hard knock life – jay z
halftime – nas
it was a good day – ice cube
ghost – 2pac
juicy – biggie
lets go – trick daddy(but twista is the reason i listen to that song)
respect – biggie
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