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#1 OfficeTime8889

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Posted 20 October 2012 - 07:29 AM

Finally decided to play some of this young man's music, and i'm impressed. People are comparing him to a young Nas, but then again, pretty much every somewhat conscious rapper this young draws such comparison.

Check out this track and share your thoughts:

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Posted 20 October 2012 - 07:48 AM

oh yeah he's good as fuck.
i thought people were on his nuts for no reason, but i downloaded rejex and he can rap better than most mf's out there

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Posted 20 October 2012 - 07:51 AM

i heard reports that its like sexual intercourse with your thoughts when i talk about the shoes in which I walk????????!?!?!??!?!!

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Posted 20 October 2012 - 08:20 AM

i heard reports that its like sexual intercourse with your thoughts when i talk about the shoes in which I walk????????!?!?!??!?!!


lol, "????????!?!?!??!?!!" is the I think this could be a dope line but I don't understand the significance of it.

I love seeing young cats rhyme like this. A couple of years ago Hip-Hop was down, at least thats what many were lead to believe, but its in a really good place right now. I would argue that Hip-Hop is better than its ever been, and thats with all due respect to the different eras in the genre/ culture. Got to thank the OG's for inspiring the youth like this because without them, young artists that spit like this wouldn't exist.
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Posted 20 October 2012 - 08:29 AM

He and Black hippy movement is what is right with hip hop.
He's better than that Odd Future stuff
I dont see the nas comparison at all. Nas flow is more poetical if thats a word
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Posted 20 October 2012 - 09:24 AM

He and Black hippy movement is what is right with hip hop.
He's better than that Odd Future stuff
I dont see the nas comparison at all. Nas flow is more poetical if thats a word


right, the nas thing is waaay off base, he only gets bundled in with odd future cos of his age this kid has a thing for mid 90'2 beats not some fucking horrible synth preset shit that tyler and co constantly vomit over, i saw via instagram that he has hooked up with pete rock can only be a good thing.....
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Posted 20 October 2012 - 10:05 AM

i saw via instagram that he has hooked up with pete rock can only be a good thing.....


I haven't seen that, but he does seem to have a pretty good grasp and respect for whats good in Hip-Hop. He's got vocals on some Dilla and Doom beats - - even though the former has become a bit inordinate over time; he even mentions hoping to work with Madlib in the future; I respect that. It's going to be interesting to see how he grows and matures as an artist...the fact that he's still a teen is mind-blowing!

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Posted 20 October 2012 - 10:40 AM


...just realized you started a Joey Bada$$ thread some time go, my bad

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Posted 20 October 2012 - 08:50 PM

i saw via instagram that he has hooked up with pete rock can only be a good thing.....

. Hmmmm.....this is going to be real interesting ill keep my ear open. He's definetly influenced by the early 90s era you can hear it in his flow. I see this kid working with pete and premo not so much madlib for some reason. I dont see him on a madlib beat, i dunno....,

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Posted 20 October 2012 - 10:24 PM

these days it's getting hard to compare an artist to another b/c in order to really start a buzz you need a refreshing distinctiveness from everyone else. there's no point in comparing this kid to odd future because odd future has their own faults in a whole other realm or even genre of music if you will and you can't compare him to a young nas either because young nas came up in 95' and from then to now is a STRREETCH. You can only really like an artist for what he is coming at you with or how you can relate to him n what not.

but yeah i really like this guy

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Posted 20 October 2012 - 11:28 PM

anotha young cat who is murdering tha game



badass is dope as is

anyone who thinks hip hop is dead doesnt know whats up....

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Posted 21 October 2012 - 02:37 AM

People still spill that retarded hip hop is dead shit? Someone slap them with a used tampon, but some sense into them

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Posted 21 October 2012 - 06:48 AM

i thought people were on his nuts for no reason, but i downloaded rejex


This is where my thoughts are at the moment, without a single download yet...

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Posted 21 October 2012 - 07:38 AM

rejex was better than 1999

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Posted 21 October 2012 - 09:02 PM

I just realized this dude is not affiliated with A$AP Mob or whatever they call themselves. Rappers, stop using cash symbols as letters not only does it look terrible its confusing as hell.

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Posted 21 October 2012 - 09:21 PM

Nigga caught a wave and now he surfin' coastal
They don't feel the name
But they say that music dope though
Fuck it that's how it's supposed to go
These bloggers too emotional

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Posted 24 October 2012 - 08:48 AM

Everything I heard so far has been dope. The kid has a bright future. I just hope he expanded on the 90's style he loves and try to create something newer and honest.

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Posted 24 October 2012 - 09:31 PM

I just realized this dude is not affiliated with A$AP Mob or whatever they call themselves. Rappers, stop using cash symbols as letters not only does it look terrible its confusing as hell.


changing my name to $hak£y finch

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Posted 28 October 2012 - 12:49 PM

changing my name to $hak£y finch


As long as the dollar sign is offset with the pound sign, or any other currency's symbol, I think I'm cool with it.

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Posted 28 October 2012 - 08:53 PM

lol, "????????!?!?!??!?!!" is the I think this could be a dope line but I don't understand the significance of it.


naw thats me being impressed

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Posted 29 October 2012 - 05:12 AM

true New York Hip Hop Sound


Eh, with age and knowledge i've come to feel that there is almost no such thing as a "true New York Hip-Hop sound." There have been different eras in Hip-Hop, and there are equally as many propents for each of these terms - - everyone interprets what is "true" differently. I'm from Long Island, NY, where legendary artists like Rakim are from, and I have an idea of that which is a more pure form of New York Hip-Hop, but i'm sure even that perception is distorted or just highly subjective.

most New Yorkers forgot about because they allowed cornballs like Diddy to get them drunk off that sparkling wine shiny suit c/rap.


and to this I would like to say that the sound or movement of Hip-Hop as a whole was compromised way before Diddy...its too easy to use him as a scapegoat for commerical Hip-Hop/ Rap.

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Posted 29 October 2012 - 10:17 AM

Peace officeTime,

Despite the fact that I disagree with you to some degree, please allow this born and bred Brooklyn native from East Flatbush share his historical perspective on this for a moment.



Absolutely, thank you for taking the time to provide your personal experiences in the field - - thats what forums are all about.

Regarding the:

- suppossed misconception that Turntablism originated in Brooklyn, as opposed to the Bronx - - I've never heard such a claim. Instrumental figures in what is recognized as the developmental stages of Hip-Hop tell a story of it starting in the Bronx; you can ask Kool Herc, GrandMaster Flash and/ or KRS-one about that.

Even then, I don't give much credence to the idea of a sole individul pioneering specific elements of Hip-Hop or any other genre; I say this in regards to the assertion that the Legendary Hitman Howie Tee is "music's True Father of sampling." Hip-Hop, as you wil acknowlege, is an amalgam of virutally all distinguished musical genres. No one man pioneerd sampling, breaking, emceeing, graffiti, or turntablism - - all of these pillars came into the fruition that we recognize through morph, not spontaneous idea or implementation.

In other words, Hip-Hops been around since the man could utter sound.

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Posted 29 October 2012 - 11:58 AM

Gettin kinda' cool on Skate Rap crews, anywho, scary how this kid for being so young knows 90's throwback rap so well. Liked this album.

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Posted 01 November 2012 - 11:45 AM

^That was my favorite joint off 1999, Joey making Brooklyn proud. Underachievers got next.

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Posted 01 November 2012 - 12:06 PM

Good lyrics. Good flow. Good Beats. I'm fuckin wit 'em

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Posted 01 November 2012 - 04:20 PM

The B.S. story about the Bronx being the birthplace of hip hop is a huge corporate lie that started by a ultra wack newspaper article


Any reference material on this?

I take Hip Hop history very, very seriously. Too many people take Hip Hop for granted and to me I think it's very important that people know that absolute truth about it, where it comes from and how things got started.


I don't know if such a thing as an "absolute truth" exists - - especially in reference to something that isn't documented - - even then, as we see in this discussion, one could still formulate a valid argument against the claim. I too take Hip-Hop history very serioiusly, but I do find other questions to be of greater consequence than establishing what burough it originated or thrived in.

Perhaps you could explain what would be different if texts posited Brooklyn, rather than the Bronx, as the birthplace of Hip-hop.

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Posted 01 November 2012 - 04:37 PM

scary how this kid for being so young knows 90's throwback rap so well.


This basically substantiates 9th Wonder's theory on the evolution of Hip-Hop with society and time:


2:18


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SwQvxXWF9l4



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Posted 04 November 2012 - 11:10 AM


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Posted 04 November 2012 - 12:05 PM

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ocvmBbL3ab0


DOPE as FUCK!

This kid could stop rhyming now, reflect on his short-lived career ten years from now, and still have more to say than a lot of rappers ever will. He just shared a stage with the Roots!

Side Note: That looked like a 12" of his 1999 mixtape...I thought mixtapes were just for promo use. A lot of the production featured on there isn't original. How can he sell a product without licensing from the producers?

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Posted 04 November 2012 - 01:05 PM

How can he sell a product without licensing from the producers?


Good point.
That beat is a freddie joachim-beat. it's maybe the first time i hear somebody rapping over one of his beats.




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