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Thursday, September 19, 2013

THROWBACK THURSDAYS - CLASSIC HIP HOP ALBUMS NOT FROM NEW YORK



Sometimes being from the East coast i tend to be bias when talking about the best classic hip hop artists or albums, and it comes from staying close to what i already know, but i want to point out there were        many classic hip hop albums that were poppin'  in the rest of Amerikkka. take a look at some of these that i found from blogger Tish the Scorpion and let me know what you think :


O.G. Original Gangster

Ice-T

O.G. Original Gangster (1991)

The album that solidified ice-t in the mainstream, ice-t's music had perceptive of social analysis, chilling violence, psychological storytelling, hair-trigger rage, pleas for solutions to ghetto misery, cautionary morality tales, and cheerfully crude humor. the song "New Jack Hustler" is also a perceptive linkage between the United States' capitalist, materialist values and the drug-pushing, murder, and gang warfare that runs rampant in its inner cities..even though the song dwells heavily on the power, money, and women that come with a gangster lifestyle, it's anything but an unrepentant celebration. Instead, Ice-T uses them to illustrate the view of crime as the easiest, most effective, and perhaps even only way for many poor urban blacks to get those things.

Wednesday, October 3, 2012

NAS TALKS ABOUT SOME OF HIP HOP'S BEST LYRICISTS : DO YOU AGREE?




When I said 'hip-hop is dead' a few years ago i felt we had gotten away from the great wordplay and storytelling, says Nas. "There's a place for the party shit and a place for the gangster shit. I focus on the guys that are always pushing themselves forward."



















1. "My Downfall"
Notorious B.I.G., 1997
The lyrics are about how he's facing the shadow of death,despite all of his success, and he's giving it to you in a way that makes the lyrics seem so real.

  










2. "If my Homies Call"
Tupac Shakur, 1991
He's just saying to his boys that he's going to be a friend no matter how big he gets.


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