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Best Hip-Hop Album?

Discussion in 'CycleChat Cafe' started by Melvil, 26 Nov 2007.

  1. Melvil

    Melvil Standard nerd

    Just wondered what your thoughts were...
     
  2. SamNichols

    SamNichols New Member

    Location:
    Colne, Lancs
    There is no 'best' hiphop album. At the moment I am enjoying Mach 6 by MC Solaar, but it's not the best one by any stretch. Pretty fun though.
     
  3. OP
    OP
    Melvil

    Melvil Standard nerd

    Oh, dear, I do apologize, you're perfectly right - there is no 'best' of course - I meant, what's your 'favourite'!

    If you're listening to MC Solaar, Sam, you could also check out the soundtrack to 'La Haine', which is pretty good, esp. IMHO, the track 'Requiem'
     
  4. SamNichols

    SamNichols New Member

    Location:
    Colne, Lancs
    I haven't seen La Haine as yet, but it's coming through the post in a couple of days. I love Sofa Cinema and the fact that it sends me lots of films to 'critique'. French Hiphop is my thing at the moment, purely because it managed to largely steer clear of all that 'it's all about the benjamins' bollox that marrs mainstream hiphop.
     
  5. OP
    OP
    Melvil

    Melvil Standard nerd

    I know what you mean...there's also something liberating about listening to rap in a language you don't comprehend fully - a mate gave me a CD of Polish hip-hop by a group called Felt Danl (I'm sure it means something profound in Polish) which was ace!

    However, listening to one of the Wu-Tang, GZA,'s album 'Liquid Swords' at the moment, and the beats are fantastic.
     
  6. SickCert

    SickCert New Member

    Location:
    Dublin Ireland
  7. Big Bren

    Big Bren New Member

    Location:
    Yorkshire
    What passes for hip-hop thesedays passes me by, and rightly so; it's not aimed at me and I don't want it to be.

    BUT, back in the heady days of 1988(?) Public Enemy - 'It Takes a Nation of Millions...'

    Predictable maybe, but at the time, incendiary stuff.
     
  8. Ménélik might be worth a listen Melvil... I had a phase of listening to his stuff in the late nineties - (I think :sad:) MC Solaar worked with him I believe. Can't remember the name of the album though... I'll look later!

    'La Haine' is once again topical - Paris is upset again... ;)
     
  9. lifeson

    lifeson New Member

    Best Hip Hop?
    Dr Singh on my Nan :sad:
    You can hardly tell
     
  10. Fnaar

    Fnaar Smutmaster General

    Location:
    Thumberland
    Grandmaster Flash: The Message.
    Gary Byrd and the GB Experience: The Crown.
    Sugar Hill Gang: Rappers Delight
    (showing my age here)

    ....very very occasionally I hear summat hippety hoppety I like, but seldom these days, and can't get into the french stuff that was mentioned a week or so ago.
     
  11. John the Monkey

    John the Monkey Frivolous Cyclist

    Location:
    Crewe
    Oh yeah.

    I reckon "Fear of a Black Planet" is the better album, but "Nation of Millions" changed everything...
     
  12. alecstilleyedye

    alecstilleyedye nothing in moderation Staff Member

    3 feet high and rising, de la soul
     
  13. SamNichols

    SamNichols New Member

    Location:
    Colne, Lancs
    Oh yes, De La Soul were awesome. Putting the hippie into hiphop.
     
  14. walker

    walker New Member

    Location:
    Bromley, Kent
    what sort of hip hop you after? old skool or more recent stuff?
     
  15. Sabreur

    Sabreur New Member

    Location:
    Norfolk
    humbly submitted for your approval:

    Words escape me by MC Buzz B