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slyfoxx2
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Re: The Hip-Hop & R&B Thread Part IV

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I agree with you, I can't do a top ten this year but for what I did enjoy:

 

  • Ne-Yo- Year of the Gentleman
  • Kidz in the Hall- The In Crowd
  • Lil Wayne- The Carter 3
  • Gnarls Barkley- The Odd Couple
  • Usher- Here I Stand
  • Raheem DeVaughn- Love Behind the Melody
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SmilezDavis
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i have love behind the melody, but i really haven't listened to it for some reason. i enjoy the love experience, so i have no explanation. i never even picked up year of the gentleman. i gotta get on that when i go back to my place. here i stand was the biggest surprise to me because i wasn't feeling "love in this club." even now, i generally skip it as well as "this ain't sex." after that, though, i love it. someone actually laughed at me when i said that i was getting that album, but fuuuuuudge it. i think he gets better with each album.

also, i just looked at that grammy page again, and ne-yo is nominated for best contemporary r&b album. no clue what constitutes contemporary r&b since jennifer hudson is up for best r&b album.
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slyfoxx2
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I was surprised by Here I Stand as well and I actually like Usher.  Year of the Gentleman is really good, he's also gotten better with each album.  I think had some release come out earlier they would have made the list, like Jon B's Helpless Romantic and maybe Kanye's 808's and Heartbreak.
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R&B highlights of '08

Rockferry - Duffy
19 - ADELE
Year Of The Gentleman - Ne-Yo
The Way I See It - Raphael Saadiq
Leave It All Behind - The Foreign Exchange

Haven't listened to Musiq's new album yet but his single makes me want to avoid it.
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Darkspyder86 wrote:
That reminds me, my sister was watching The Hills and they played "Soon We'll Be Found". It made me a little sick but no such thing as bad publicity.

Was kinda hard to come up with ten but here's mine:

10 Rising Down - The Roots
09 Murs For President - Murs
08 Universal Mind Control - Common
07 White Van Music - Jake One
06 The In Crowd - The Kidz In The Hall
05 Remind Me In 3 Days... - The Knux
04 Untitled (Nas) - Nas
03 808s & Heartbreak - Kanye West
02 The Death Of Adam - 88-Keys
01 When Life Gives You Lemons, You Paint That **bleep!** Gold - Atmosphere

Agreed.  Atmosphere's new album was trying to take a different approach to their music, this time around without any samples, and I think they nailed it.  That would definitely be my number one.  

 

Aside from that, I really can't put any others in any particular order, nor are there ten of them... But they are:

Sad Clown Bad Spring 12 -Atmosphere

A History of Violence -Jedi Mind Tricks

Untitled -Nas

The Renaissance -Q Tip

When Life gives you Lemons, You Paint That Shit Gold -Atmosphere

 

 

Other than that, I guess Evil Nine's single "All The Cash" featuring El-P was pretty good.  

 

I don't like mainstream too much at all to be honest,  but I thought Live your Life was a very good song, and also had a good message (if anybody looks at lyrics for songs these days other than for forums signatures or AIM profiles...) 

 

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Darkspyder86 wrote:
R&B highlights of '08

Rockferry - Duffy
19 - ADELE
Year Of The Gentleman - Ne-Yo
The Way I See It - Raphael Saadiq
Leave It All Behind - The Foreign Exchange

Haven't listened to Musiq's new album yet but his single makes me want to avoid it.
this is why i've asked y'all to list albums before. i completely forgot about the foreign exchange album, and i don't even know who adele is. i feel the same way about musiq, too, but i can't say that i ever really enjoyed any of his albums, anyway. it was just a few songs here and there.
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Darkspyder86
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I totally agreed with you on Paint it Gold, I didn't like it at first listen because something sounded off. The whole change in Ant's production is the major difference from past albums and it's nice to see a producer change styles after awhile. Plus add Slug's lyrics and album went over the top for me.

If you're not into mainstream I recommend Jake One's album it a great mix of underground and mainstream artists.

@ SmilezDavis I like ADELE's album, the best way I could describe her is as a lighter and cleaner version of Winehouse (recommended tracks Chasing Pavements, Hometown Glory & Melt My Heart To Stone). I think I'll wait for some reviews on Musiq's album, he's really lost some steam since his first album.
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I actually liked Luvanmusiq more than I have any of his other albums, but I haven't heard his latest single so it might be lame.  I just got The Foreign Exchange but so far I'm digging it. 
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After looking through my library, I may be able to come up with a list of almost ten albums I enjoyed and put them in some kind of order:
N.E.R.D. - Seeing Sounds
Raphael Saadiq - The Way I See It
Q-Tip - The Renaissance
T.I. - Paper Trail
Kidz in the Hall - The In Crowd
Raheem DeVaughn - Love Behind the Melody
Dwele - Sketches of a Man
Gnarls Barkley - The Odd Couple
Gym Class Heroes - The Quilt

Honorable mentions:
Estelle - Shine
Torae - Daily Conversation
Lil Wayne - Tha Carter 3
Kanye West - 808s and Heart Break

Not so honorable mentions:
Robin Thicke - Something Else
John Legend - Evolver
Snoop's whatever-the-hell-you-want-to-call-it
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FullMetal_Beauty wrote:

And, no, you weren't the only one who didn't really care for Nas' album. I liked it at first, but after a while I was skipping more tracks than I was listening to. And even after seeing him live, I had no desire to listen to anything from N (or whatever)... and I don't think I have since the end of the summer.

I guess I'm the only **bleep!** who still listens to that album on the regular.



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Anani
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thefirestarter wrote:

Nah but I am a Dragon now! :robotvery-happy:

 

 

 

I knew that all you needed was a little actrite :robotwink:

 

 


You didn't even have to take it there. I'ma catch you slipping.

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Idk Aijuswanaseing was really good album.
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Re: The Hip-Hop & R&B Thread Part IV

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I was looking through my mediaplayer, and all of my favorite music from '08 came from mixtapes and EPs. A Mixtape About Nothing, Sonic the Hamilton, Mickey Factz' Leak series, Janelle Monae's Metropolis and the Cool Kids' Bake Sale (which may have come out in 07). I really wasn't feeling 08 albums like that. Still haven't copped Common. I like Q-Tip's album, but it gets a little boring at times. Kidz in the Hall killed their **bleep!** with crazy guest appearances. Luda's Theater of the Mind is nice. I've only heard about half the album, but its a solidass half.
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Yeah I know I didn't. But I wouldn't be me if I hadn't.  *In Stinkmeaners voice:Whateva nikkuh!*
 

I nominate DMX as one of the biggest fu**ups in hip hop history.

 

Why is Rihana getting so much luv mainstream wise? Real talk she's not even that good of a singer. 

 

Dragonbreath-Libraries are weird. I just saw some chick shaking her a$$ before getting on the elevator lulz...yes CaptainSaveAHoe she had a nice one.

 

No John Legend show for me tonight....f8888888k.

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thefirestarter wrote:

I nominate DMX as one of the biggest fu**ups in hip hop history.


what did he do now?
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Nuthing that I've heard of yet. But I just read that XXL piece on his year in arrests. I'm about to harass/mock Rapmaster about Crack Man X being on some dumb sh**.
Message Edited by thefirestarter on 12-09-2008 05:13 PM
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thefirestarter wrote:

Yeah I know I didn't. But I wouldn't be me if I hadn't.  *In Stinkmeaners voice:Whateva nikkuh!*
 

Message Edited by thefirestarter on 12-09-2008 02:39 PM


 

Didn't he die, from a royal azz whoopin? Mmhmm. I believe he did. Stop forcing yourself to be a jerk. This is not a good look for you. Maybe some Cashmere? Nice button up perhaps? Think about it.
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to all- i need to know... is the Common album worth my beans?  i mean, i copped Be and the length didn't / doesn't bother me.  for those who have heard it early what's your take?


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i don't like telling other people that they should spend money on an album. i already said that i like it more than i thought i would. it's better than finding forever, but that album wasn't that good, anyway. i suggest searching elsewhere and listening to it first. dig?
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i wasn't looking for a guiding hand.  just perspectives, because i can acquire it, but generally when i get an album i don't end up buying it.  either way good looks.  i'll probably just search for it and use my extra scratch to pick up The Dark Knight.  lol


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I've been thinking about getting it too. So I asked to have it as a Christmas gift, that way if it turns out dissappointing I atleast got it for free.
I'm curious about your name.
Is it like... "OH GOD, INUYASHA. DON'T STOP! HARDER!"?
Or like... "Plz, Adult Swim, don't stop playing Inuyasha."? -spiceweasel228

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i saw a commercial for that a couple days ago. still not used to him being clean cut like that.
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Why you gotta hate though? You know I'm gonna get you back right?

 

Main Event Albums for this year-Gnarls Barkley (Odd Couple) & NERD (Seeing Sounds)*

 

Midcard Albums for this year-The Roots (Rising Down), Nas (Ni**er), and Estelle (Shine)

 

* = Favorite

 

The best album heard this year is a tossup between Santogold (Santogold) & NERD (Seeing Sounds).

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"Don't ask me that. I don't like kids." IowaCubsFan

"He was making Love get back in her corner" Sullivan