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  • Boroughs of NYC - Best Rappers? - Log

    Nov 13 2009, 20:30

    Boroughs of NYC - Best Rappers?


    Bronx got Fat Joe, Remy Ma, Big Pun, Camp Lo, Kool Keith, Swizz Beatz, Cory Gunz, KRS-One, *CL Smooth, *Slick Rick, & *Canibus (*barely).

    Brooklyn put out Sean Price, Saigon, Big Daddy Kane, Busta Rhymes, GZA, Talib Kweli, Mos Def, Fabolous, Papoose, Joell Ortiz, O.C., AZ, Ill Bill, GangStarr, Phife Dawg, M.O.P., Pumpkinhead, Masta Ace, Keith Murray, Jay-Z, The Notorious B.I.G., Rise, Foxy Brown, Maino, Necro, Sticky Fingaz, Junior M.A.F.I.A., Killah Priest, MC Lyte, Memphis Bleek, & Lil Mama.

    Queens gave us Cormega, Stack Bundles, A Tribe Called Quest, Grafh, 50 Cent, Black Sheep, Organized Konfusion, Nas, Kool G Rap, Mobb Deep, LL Cool J, Pharoahe Monch, Consequence, Fredro Starr, Lloyd Banks, Ja Rule, Lost Boyz, Nicki Minaj, & Styles P.

    Staten Island gave us the Wu-Tang Clan and Cappadonna.

    Manhattan gave us Big L, Ma$e, Cam'Ron, Bloodshed, Juelz Santana, Loon, Jim Jones, JR Writer, Kurtis Blow, Immortal Technique, Jae Millz, Cannibal Ox, Charles Hamilton, Max B, MIMS, Puff Dady, and *Joe Buddens & *2Pac (*though neither rep NY).

    I'd take Brooklyn. Papoose, Busta, Mos Def, Gangstarr, Masta Ace = Great. Of course Queens and Brookyln are stacked because they're the biggest, but Manhattan doesn't look too bad if you include the two rappers who don't claim it. Queens and Manhattan do get a strike against them for harboring Max B and Ja Rule in my book.

    Other notable areas:
    Yonkers - DMX, Jadakiss, Sheek Louch
    Long Island - MF DOOM, Public Enemy, Aesop Rock, EPMD, De La Soul
  • Favorite Producers - Log

    Nov 13 2009, 20:29

    Mine, being based on the most beats that I like from that particular producer and my tastes alone, goes something like:

    1. The Runners
    2. Swizz Beatz
    3. Dr. Dre
    4. Timbaland
    5. Kanye West
    6. Just Blaze
    7. Polow Da Don
    8. Scott Storch
    9. Pharrell/The Neptunes
    10. Cool & Dre
    11. DJ Premier
    12. Mannie Fresh
    13. David Banner
    14. J.R. Rotem
    15. Heatmakerz
    16. Don Cannon
    17. J Dilla
    18. Pete Rock
    19. Nitti
    20. The Alchemist

    Next Favorites:

    Lil Jon
    Jazze Pha
    Daz Dillinger
    Neo Da Matrix
    9th Wonder
    Nottz
    DJ Hi-Tek
    Trackmasters
    Rick Rock
    DJ Quik
    DJ Kay Slay
    Akon
    Eminem
  • Stupid Quiz

    Gen 26 2009, 21:39

    No skippin’ here folks. Any embarrassing songs here are too deep in my roots to delete, so deal with the garbage.

    Why are you taking a shuffle quiz?
    Song: Welcome to the South (Featuring Pimp C) - Chamillionaire
    Comment: Cuzz I’m a ‘millionaire Pimp welcoming you to the South!
    Link: Welcome To The South

    What's currently in your fridge?
    Song: You Don’t Know – Jay-Z
    Comment: Apparently I Don’t Know..
    Link: You Don't Know


    Your biggest nightmare?
    Song: Me Money (Feat Lil’ Flip) – Young Jeezy
    Comment: (Ugh) Just last week I had a horrible one about me money doing lil’ flips…?

    What place would you like to visit?
    Song: Fuck the World (Feat. Shock G & Humpty Hump) – 2Pac
    Comment: Fuck the world. I’m never leaving my room =D
    Link: Fuck the World

    A reason to commit suicide?
    Song: Roll Call (Feat. T.I.) – Juelz Santana
    Comment: Cuzz I’m out of rolls? I gotta call somebody and get some more..

    Why are we here?
    Song: The Breaks – Kurtis Blow
    Comment: For the breaks!!! (Just do it!)
    Link: The Breaks

    Something you never dared to say to anyone...?
    Song: Borrow U (Feat. Strickie Love) - eMC
    Comment: Lemme Borrow U gurl. I’ll have you back by the mornin’.
    Link: Borrow You

    One thing the world really doesn't need?
    Song: Hard Knock Life – Dr. Evil & Mini-Me
    Comment: (insert punchline)
    Link: (Video) - youtube.com/watch?v=oh_ex3VGHIM

    What's your biggest unfulfilled wish?
    Song: Go Your Own Way – Black People Inda Hallway
    Comment: I let her Go her Own Way…
    Link:Go Your Own Way

    If you could invent something, what would it be?
    Song: You Already Know – Lil Bow Wow
    Comment: Apparently You Already Know…?
    Link: You Already Know

    The last thing you say before you die?
    Song: X Gonna Give It To Ya -DMX
    Comment: For some reason I’ll warn you with my dying breaths that someday.. X is gonna give it to ya… watch out?
    Link: X Gonna Give It to Ya

    What's your destiny?
    Song: Rags to Bitches (Album Promo) – The Lethal Interjections
    Comment: My destiny is to go from Rags to Bitches. It was written.
    Link: (Video) - youtube.com/watch?v=Vn2ZY5f8qF0

    What do you do when you're alone in an elevator?
    Song: The People - Common
    Comment: People… heh..
    Link: The People

    Why do people go fishing?
    Song: Get Money [Live] (Featuring Jay-Z) – The Notorious B.I.G.
    Comment: To get money live. That’s the only reason I do anything!
    Link: (Video) - youtube.com/watch?v=FojsTxNMhIs

    What would you do with your slaves?
    Song: I Miss You – blink-182
    Comment: Damn Abe Lincoln… I Miss You slaves…
    Link: Link: I Miss You

    Is there a man on the moon?
    Song: Fat Backs - Quasimoto
    Comment: I dunno, but if there that sucka got a fat back.
    Link: Link: Fatbacks

    What does hell look like?
    Song: Precise Gang (Street Single) – Ya Boy
    Comment: It’s hella precise. And that’s from the street.

    About what would you like to write a book?
    Song: A Message To The Feds - Nas
    Comment: About the Federalis. I got a message for them?
    Link: A Message to the Feds, Sincerely, We the People

    The best thing ever is...?
    Song: Fight The Power – Public Enemy
    Comment: This song.
    Link: Link: Fight the Power

    Why did the chicken cross the road?
    Song: Stay On Your Toes (f. A-Plus) – Del Tha Funkee Homosapien
    Comment: It had to stay on its toes so it crossed the road to get an A+ from a funkee homosapien.
    Link: Stay On Your Toes

    Why do you listen to music?
    Song: Billie Jean – Michael Jackson
    Comment: No comment.
    Link: Billie Jean

    What do you do when you're alone and nobody's watching?
    Song: Strange Ways - Madvillain
    Comment: I have…strange…ways…and do..strange..ways..
    Link: Strange Ways

    Why are other people so stupid?
    Song: Sensual Seduction (DPGMix) (Feat. DPG) - Snoop Dogg
    Comment: What the fuck?
    Link: Just kidding. I wouldn't link you to this.

    Last thing you ate?
    Song: When Disaster Strikes (Produced by DJ Scratch) – Busta Rhymes
    Comment: Eat? Do the words “When Disaster Strikes” mean anything to you??
    Link: When Disaster Strikes

    Why is grass green?
    Song: Return of the Yardfather - Saigon
    Comment: Cuzz the yardfather returned! (Lucky pick)

    Your phone is ringing, but who's on the other end?
    Song: The Die (Featuring Gemstones) – Lupe Fiasco
    Comment: Holy shit… I ain’t pickin’ up…
    Link: The Die

    What should you stop doing?
    Song: Am I Dreaming - Wale
    Comment: I should stop asking if I’m dreaming.. If I’m dreaming, I’m dreaming. Case closed.
    Link: youtube.com/watch?v=w2wF2l7p_-I

    A word of advice to the readers of this quiz?
    Song: No More Pain – 2Pac
    Comment: ^ Think about it.
    Link: Link: No More Pain

    If you haven't heard a track on the list (that I provided links for) I strongly, strongly recommend that you give it a listen (yes even the Lil Bow Wow, broaden your horizons!). Even if you have heard it before, give it another play. That's another scrobble for ya.
  • The Come Up Show Info

    Set 19 2008, 5:52

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  • MileStone

    Set 4 2008, 8:05

    Almost 200 Posts
    Almost 500 Shouts
    About 780 Artists in my Library
    6,000 + songs in my media library
    77,000 + plays
    70 Groups

    and most importantly
    401 Friends

    While I approach my last.fm 1 year anniversary, thanks to all the friends who made my listening experience better.
  • White Boy Gets Arrested for Reciting Rap Lyrics

    Mar 13 2008, 0:04



    "FEBRUARY 5--A 19-year-old man was arrested Sunday night for singing the lyrics to a profane rap song as he walked on a Florida street. Christopher Holder was nabbed after a woman complained to police that her two children (ages 5 and 14) heard Holder repeatedly reciting the words "mother fucker," according to a Hernando County Sheriff's Office report. When questioned by deputies, Holder "immediately began arguing that he did nothing wrong," and explained that he was merely covering a song by Louisiana rapper Lil' Boosie, whose most recent album, "Bad Azz," includes cuts like "My Nigga" and "Fuck You." But Holder, pictured in the above mug shot, added that he "agreed that he did not believe children needed to hear language such as that being hollered down the road." Holder was charged with disorderly conduct, a misdemeanor."
    Here's the police report: http://www.thesmokinggun.com/archive/years/2008/0205081rap2.html
    [Originally found on http://canthang.blogspot.com/2008_02_03_archive.html]
    This means no one is safe anymore.
    What is this world coming to?
  • Artists Who Can Release Albums With No Features

    Dic 29 2007, 22:20

    In my opinion, there are only a few select artists in the rap game who can release albums with no features, and the industry wouldn't care. Rappers who can go a whole album solo, with no help or saving grace from another rapper on a single track on the album. Other artists can't do this for 1 of 3 reasons:
    1. They have a mildly-annoying to REALLY-annoying voice, and no one wants to hear that for a whole album
    (Examples: Lil Boosie, Young Jeezy, Freeway, etc.)
    2. They aren't really legendary lyricists, and can't waste a lifetime of lyrics on one album
    (Examples: David Banner, Dr. Dre, or pretty much any producer who attempts to rap - and Bow Wow)
    3. Their rhymes just suck
    (Examples: Hundreds of up-and-coming artists, Paul Wall, Mike Jones, Gucci Mane, Jim Jones, Chingy)

    So without further ado, here's my list of artists that can release one of these aforementioned "special" albums:


    Shawn's List of Artists who can Pull Off an Album Release with No Features
    1. Eminem - Raw Power - His lyrics are so powerful that you are able to really focus on a song instead of listening to it- but not really hearing it. This happens often with the commercial rappers, but Eminem doesn't let a song own him, he owns that song.

    2. Ludacris - Charisma - One of the most consistent rappers around, Luda goes hard on every track, gives 100% effort 100% of the time. Who needs features when you've got a rapper with energy like that?

    3. Chamillionaire - Harmony - Lots of rappers have resorted to having singers like T-Pain, Ne-Yo, or Chris Brown singing their hooks. Cham doesn't need a singer- Cham can sing his own damn hooks. Needs harmony? Cham's got that too. That's talent.

    4. Lupe Fiasco - Storytelling - With only two albums, it's become evident that Lupe isn't just another backpack rapper trying to make it (Kanye West), and he's not another politically charged Public Enemy wannabe (Common). Lupe has created his own style, and I don't forsee anyone imitating this half-nerdy/half-hustler black supremacist glasses-wearing phenom. A legend in his own mind.

    5. Nas - Smooth Mafioso Style - Sure he's got a little rasp in his voice, but I have yet to find another rapper who run through a track so smooth and effortlessly, and when needed he'll cream you with complex lyrics and insane metaphors that'll leave you dazed and confuzed. That's what I call a legendary style.

    6. Common - Poetry - You want real hip-hop? You want to bring rap back to it's roots? Look no further than my man Common. Anyone who says Hip-Hop is dead better do another autopsy, because Common is the beating heart keeping rap alive. "Shawn, you've said a lot without really saying anything..." OK. You listen to Common's 2005 album Be. It'll speak for itself.

    Honorable Mentions:
    Styles P - Musical - Styles is severely underrated in my opinion. From his first album, Styles has really taught me what music is really about. Plus, you get a gangster and a gentleman all rolled into one. You want tracks about your hustle & grind? You've got it. You want your standard "Fuck the media" style? You've got it. You want that gritty and raw underground flow combined with rhymes that will end a man's career? Well let's just say, Styles' music is... music to my ears

    Ice Cube - Style - Ice Cube has a style like no other. Although many say he's been falling off lately, don't count him out yet. Rap is in his blood, and while other rappers listen to legends for inspiration, I'd advise Cube to just listen to himself - his early days, of course. I could listen to Cube's old rhymes all day. If you're going on a road trip, I suggest you pop in one of Cube's albums from the 90s and you'll have yourself a rowdy-ol'-time.

    Kanye West - Production - One of the few producers (along with Dr. Dre) who may truly be considered a successful rapper. His albums never fail to have a hot track and a bangin' single. I look at his '07 album Graduation, and I feel that if he had done without T-Pain and Lil' Wayne, he would've had the same great album.
    OutKast (Andre 3000 & Big Boi) - Originality - Can't count them on the list since they are technically two artists, but the group will always try something new, and never fail with great productions and awesome lyrics as a whole.

    *Notes* Yeah, 6 is an odd number to stop on, but I ended up with 10 anyway. This is all strictly my opinion. This isn't a best rappers list, or best albums list; it's just what I said it was. "Artists Who Can Release Albums With No Features"