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#1 soulREBEL360

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Posted 21 July 2014 - 06:09 PM

I give 0 fux if this was posted before.  This shit is dope.  Nas done pulled one hell of a publicity stunt with this one, lord

 

 



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Posted 21 July 2014 - 08:24 PM

That cat who produced this has been working with Homeboy Sandman a lot over the past few years. Same dude did the whole Fertile Crescent EP.

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Posted 22 July 2014 - 03:16 AM

would be dope, but reportedly it's not nas


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Posted 22 July 2014 - 05:12 AM

Overseen by Tim Dog. Funny.
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Posted 22 July 2014 - 05:51 AM

would be dope, but reportedly it's not nas

 

Until we get a statement from Nas himself, imma say Droog is Nas.  Too much evidence out there to say otherwise



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Posted 22 July 2014 - 08:30 AM

www.youtube.com/watch?v=tLjkboWzp10

 

is it not just the guy in the pic on this video



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Posted 22 July 2014 - 11:20 AM

Of course that's Nas. I'm just wondering why he couldn't have spit like this for the last decade.
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Posted 22 July 2014 - 11:27 AM

Sound like Nas but Bronsolini sounds like Ghost and Shyne sounds like Biggie. okayPlayer says it ain't him and they the truth!!!

Kidding no idea. Could go either way. Whatever tho, dope music.


Edit.
No it's him. For surrrre. My guess is the alias gives him sample clearance on anything. So he can make old crusty music again. Dope.

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Posted 22 July 2014 - 11:45 AM

If the music is dope (which it is) you can't knock it.

 

I don't know who this Droog character is, but the other credit on this, El RTNC makes some dope stuff. As with Homeboy Sandman, and if you check his Bandcamp, the Wanavfun album got some ill beats and I like how everything flows together.



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Posted 22 July 2014 - 11:54 AM

www.youtube.com/watch?v=tLjkboWzp10

 

is it not just the guy in the pic on this video

 

Since the link takes you nowhere, I'll have to say "yes" to that one, Finch lol



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Posted 22 July 2014 - 12:08 PM

Edit.
No it's him. For surrrre. My guess is the alias gives him sample clearance on anything. So he can make old crusty music again. Dope.

 

Agreed.  I can see how an OG in the game would eventually get tired of dealing with the politics of the music industry and put out some real grimey hip-hop



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Posted 22 July 2014 - 12:36 PM

Yup, 

thats what it sounds like, plus everyone is doing shit under an alias or disguise these days. 

 

 

It is dope to hear him on the crusty, not that shiney doe.



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Posted 22 July 2014 - 01:22 PM

jf. approves


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Posted 22 July 2014 - 02:06 PM

The real emcees currently locked into that industry bullshit need to follow suit.  I might even use the label "underground hip-hop" again if that shit happens.



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Posted 22 July 2014 - 02:15 PM

Yeah, after listening to at work this morning I'm pretty sure he put out this way to avoid label shenanigans. Now I just wanna see a bootleg vinyl pressing...
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Posted 22 July 2014 - 03:47 PM

The real emcees currently locked into that industry bullshit need to follow suit.  I might even use the label "underground hip-hop" again if that shit happens.



"Underground hip hop" woe.
Haven't heard of that in a decade or two. Fuuuccck.
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Posted 22 July 2014 - 04:27 PM

Yeah, after listening to at work this morning I'm pretty sure he put out this way to avoid label shenanigans. Now I just wanna see a bootleg vinyl pressing...

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Posted 22 July 2014 - 07:45 PM

Now I just wanna see a bootleg vinyl pressing...

 

 

I hope for this too.

I remember back in the day there was a Japanese company that pressed up different 12" bootlegs like Gangstarr and such.

I wish some shady people like that still exsisted and would press up some vinyl.

Nowadays music is so whack being put out in digital form. I hate the internet.



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Posted 22 July 2014 - 10:21 PM



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Posted 23 July 2014 - 02:27 PM

idc if its nas but producers please at least put fucking drums on your beats. id rather just listen to the sample source material than you loop it and do nothing creative or interesting with it. i listened to the first 6 or 7 tracks then turned it off cuz it was all the same. also that track about instagram was so corny i was about to just cut it off there.



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Posted 23 July 2014 - 03:55 PM

You were bitching back in the captain Murphy thread bout this too. I kind of agree though.... But still i'm actually a sucker for a good loop

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Posted 23 July 2014 - 04:25 PM

Not everyone needs to be drum god to make dope shit...

If you don't like it just pass it by no need to waste your energy telling folks how to make their beats. Go make your own beats and satisfy your needs.

You most really hate Marcberg though.

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Posted 23 July 2014 - 04:39 PM

It's ok to express a negative opinion. Too much yin and not enough yang in the music world. No one wants to get labeled a "hater" or an asshole so even the wackest bands/rappers/producers only get positive feedback and then think they are the shit and whatever they are doing is good and awesome and right.

And I love marcberg, Marci beacoup wasn't great though

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Posted 23 July 2014 - 06:28 PM

can't believe i mixed up the draags with the droogs...

 

my bad.



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Posted 23 July 2014 - 08:38 PM

were draags in fatastic planet?  Im presuming that is the reason why you posted it, JF.

 

As for Droog--pretty sure my hearing is still pretty good and it sounded like NAS.  Gave up on him after that whole "OOCHIE WALLIE" or whatever that stuff was at the time.  

I recall trying to work with a youtube artist (I never knew such things existed)--and although I respected his grit in the conversation given his younger age--he kept trying to name drop about such and such dude affiliated with Nas==I told him fuck Nas= and he acted like I was from another planet.  After our conversation, I looked up some of the dudes and that same dude so wack it was incredible.

 

I've hear MC Search go on and on about Nas in his early days-and I have nothing to rebut that shit.  But, since soulRebel360 brings it up--Nas hasn't had a good album since Stillmatic.  I was conned into purchasing that CD he put out in like 05--the one with the joint where JADA kills him on his own track (in the remix).   Once I got to the last track--that bullshit where he is singing with a chorus of cute black kids--I lost it--listening to his rendition of history or herstory was like taking life advice from a crack addict.


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Posted 24 July 2014 - 02:14 PM

The Nigga album had a few gems on it, though, but it wasn't as consistant and "fuck the industry, imma do me" as I would have expected (or Nas promoted the album to be).  My taste in lyrics has to be that old golden era gritty NY hip-hop shit.  Deliberate, unapologetic flows.  I could care less about drums missing from samples because being that I'm a producer who has made several countless beats where I felt the sample chops carried themselves without the need of drums.  Shit, a lot of times adding drums takes away from the "feeling".  That Droog album had samples in it where I bet if drums were added, it would take focus off of the lyrics sonically.


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Posted 24 July 2014 - 07:02 PM

The Nigga album had a few gems on it, though, but it wasn't as consistant and "fuck the industry, imma do me" as I would have expected (or Nas promoted the album to be).  My taste in lyrics has to be that old golden era gritty NY hip-hop shit.  Deliberate, unapologetic flows.  I could care less about drums missing from samples because being that I'm a producer who has made several countless beats where I felt the sample chops carried themselves without the need of drums.  Shit, a lot of times adding drums takes away from the "feeling".  That Droog album had samples in it where I bet if drums were added, it would take focus off of the lyrics sonically.

True,
It's the same for any music. So often some obscure jazz album, track, has some awesome intro, that one could loop to shit and have a classic, but on the og, the track then takes off into some bullshit.

Same thing with a lot of hip hop tracks. The drums, a. aren't needed, or b. are mixed to be in front, or above the sample. So they are louder than the groovy, awesome sample, as such, the best part disappears.


Hate that.


De La Soul's Pony Ride is a good example of that.


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Posted 25 July 2014 - 06:52 AM

^classic track.



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Posted 25 July 2014 - 07:14 PM

im not saying every beat needs a chunky boom bap snare and a constant 8th note hi hats and boomin ba$$ kix. im super picky about drums and i think a lot of producers have ruined a lot of good samples by their shitty drum sample packs they downloaded. i blame 9th wonder for all the underground bedroom producers that have very tasteless and ugly drums on their beats, the shift from sampling drums from vinyl to using 1hit over processed sample pack drums has had a horrible effect one underground hip hop but that's a different rant for a different thread. ANYWHO having no drums at all on a supposed "hip hop" "beat" is dumbing down an already over simplified genre of music that gets a bad rap for being uncreative and plagiaristic. its doing a disservice to the art, and going in a direction similar to visual arts, the over simplified minimalistic post-modern bullshit that gets mocked. not to mention its boring and is aesthetically completely different from the past 3 decades of hip hop beats. might as well just call it something different. post-internet-musique-concrete






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