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Posted 09 August 2012 - 01:58 PM

don't kill me if there are 423 threads talking about the very same thing, i didn't find anything related here so i set up a new one.

i find it interesting with what kinds of music people used to grow up, i think quite about everybody had his or her special LP/EP/CD/tape that really influenced him or her in a considerable way.

so start you brains and go back in time and tell me what really formed your taste in music or, if you are producing yourself, even your style.

i'll start off with the most important records from my dad, to which i started listening to when i was about 10 years old (and i am still listening to)

1. Mike Oldfield - QE2 & Tubular Bells (LP's, still like QE2 better, it's magical)
2. Deep Purple - Deepest Purple (LP, first thing my brother and i used to put on when my parents went on vacation or somewhere out, we did it every single time)
3. Damaris Joy - With Compliments (LP, 1984 german gospel rock: " damn that was hardcore haha)
4. Poverello - Poverello (mid-80s, a rather poorly recorded tape, two uncles of mine played the guitars)

come on guys, what's on your list?

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Posted 09 August 2012 - 03:34 PM

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Posted 09 August 2012 - 05:18 PM

These LPs are basically my foundation.

Organized Konfusion - Stress: The Extension Agenda
Diamond D - Stunts, Blunts & Hip Hop
Smif N Wessun - Da Shinnin
Black Moon - Enta Da Stage
Show & AG - Goodfellas
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Posted 09 August 2012 - 05:24 PM

Public Enemy - It Take A Nation Of Millions To Hold Us Back
John Coltrane - A Love Supreme
Marvin Gaye - What's Going On
Albert King - Born Under A Bad Sign
Jimi Hendrix - Electric Ladyland

Lots more, but those are the seminal albums of my youth. My folks listened to a lot of Chinese opera, Mandarin pop, folk music and while I enjoyed those as well, they weren't really influential. I always felt a connection to African American music for some reason. I don't know, guess it's just in my soul

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Posted 09 August 2012 - 05:48 PM

These albums had the biggest impact on my youth:

1) Beastie Boys - Licensed To Ill
2) Run DMC - Self Titled
3) Guns N Roses - Appetite For Destruction
4) Nirvana - Nevermind
5) Cypress Hill - Self Titled
6) Rage Against The Machine - Self Titled
7) Black Sheep - A Wolf In Sheep's Clothing
8) Gang Starr - Hard To Earn
9) Wu-tang - Enter The Wu
10) Filter - Short Bus

Edit: My Pops was really big into Santana, Sly And The Family Stone, Jimi Hendrix, and Creedence so they were also somewhat of an influence but to a lesser degree.
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Posted 09 August 2012 - 08:43 PM

For getting into hip hop, has to be Paul's Botique, Liquid Swords, and The Unseen
Every Pixies album for everything else lol
Frank Black is god

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Posted 10 August 2012 - 07:50 AM

cool thread

I had the typical 'I don't like rap attitude' coming into high school that was beginning to be broken down with some wu, red and meth, tribe, standard stoner hip hop entry points, but then I went out and bought dare iz a darkside and muddy waters with my own cash on a whim. I had some bullshit teen job and wanted to spend my money at a music store and I also wanted more redman because I thought he was hysterical, but I was not really aware of the time period and production style of the albums I bought (they were the only two redman albums at the store). I got completely wrapped up in those albums immediately though. I loved em both front to back, and it totally opened my eyes to the world of hip hop that I had only scratched the surface of up until then. I credit those two albums as solidifying the start of my path into hip hop, which eventually revealed my obsession with breaks, loops, diggin and all that.

gonna have to think about some other crucial albums for me and come back

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Posted 10 August 2012 - 09:57 AM

House Of Pain-House of Pain
Gorillaz- Gorillaz
Eminem- Slim Shady LP
Outkast- Southernplayalisticadillacmuzik

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Posted 10 August 2012 - 10:49 AM

1.Wu Tang
2.The Doors
4.Guns N Roses
6.House of Pain
7.Beastie Boys
9.Ice Cube

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Posted 10 August 2012 - 11:23 AM

My mom brought me up on Fleetwood Mac, The Beatles, Pink Floyd, Supertramp, The Beach Boys, Bob Marley, Creedence, Santana, a quite a few others but those are the mains ones that stick out so I have a deep appreciation for those artists and classic rock in general.

My pops listened to some weird stuff but I remember a lot of Beatles, some (early) Elton John, The Byrds, Steely Dan, Sabbath, Floyd, Hendrix, Three Dog Night, Doobie Bros, and others. I lived with my mom so I didn't get a big influence from my dad til I was in my teens when I discovered his huge record collection :)

It wasn't until Mtv and the 80's that I branched out to other types of music. I dug a lot of the 80's radio cuts and my bro was big into hard rock and metal so I kind of liked some of that stuff.

But what really changed my life was the video for Herbie Hancock's Rockit, and seeing it performed live on Mtv. Seeing Grandmixer DST scratching was a life-changing experience. I was like WTF!? By then breakdancing had spread to the Mexican communities (I lived in southern New Mexico at the time) and I got interested in that and saw Breakin at the theater when it came out. Been a hip hop head ever since.

Michael Jackson's Thriller was also a life-changing album for me.

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Posted 10 August 2012 - 11:00 PM

the smurfs with father abram it influenced me into becoming a mental case

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Posted 11 August 2012 - 11:20 AM

angsty white teen shit

Primus - Discography
System of a Down - self titled/toxicity
Eminem - Slim Shady LP
Sublime - Robbin the hood
nirvana - nevermind

I hardly listen to any of that anymore, on occasion i'll be on a random Primus tip and sublime is still good during the summer. Mostly these days im listening to everything from the 70's cause im all about this record collection i picked up from my buddy's family.

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Posted 12 August 2012 - 12:05 AM


Alkoholiks-everyone knows I'm Likwid til I'm bent...BIG LIKS FAN
Kool and the Gang Love and Understanding....Summer Madness was a staple in my household
Maze ft Frankie Beverly
Sade-all her albums ....Sade albums was also a staple in my household
EPMD-Strickly Business
Gangstarr-Step in the Arena....LMAO air scratching to Who's gonna take the weight? I know ole skool heads know about this......
Diamond D-cosign on Stunts Blunts and Hip Hop
Masta Ace-Sittin on Chrome
Blackmoon-Co-sign on Enta Da Stage
Ice Cube-Death Certificate
DJ Quik-Safe and Sound
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Posted 12 August 2012 - 08:12 AM

Gangstarr-Step in the Arena....LMAO air scratching to Who's gonna take the weight? I know ole skool heads know about this......

This. I can see one particular friend and I doing this, plus making the sounds. 91 was a number.

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Posted 17 August 2012 - 02:16 AM

In addition to a few that have already been mentioned:

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Posted 17 August 2012 - 10:43 AM

I had just started smoking weed, nightly, cruising in my buddies car listening to People's Instictive. Nuff said. Influential. Yesh.

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Posted 22 August 2012 - 08:15 AM

W/e Rakim lyrics my uncle would recite in my presence as a youth...that's what got my into Hip-Hop. Artists similar to Ra are why I remain devoted.

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