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 Post subject: Re: hip hop
PostPosted: Fri March 13, 2020 3:47 pm 
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I did the Danny Brown record last night. It was fine but didn't blow me away. I'll try the other one this weekend.

In other news, Jay Electronica claims his album will be out in 40 days.

So this is out and available on streaming platforms. Mixed feelings...

It's very much the Jay Electronica album fans have been waiting for: Old-school behind-the-beat flow, raps about spirituality, vintage pop culture references, etc. The beats sound exactly like his old stuff too: cinematic instrumentation, super colorful sounds, almost entirely sample-based...

It misses the mark a bit in that Jay is hardly even on the thing! I honestly think Jay Z has as many verses as Jay Elec. When Elec gets on the mic, it's still thrilling. But it's almost comical how little he's on this record.


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PostPosted: Sat March 14, 2020 3:03 pm 
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Jay Z fucking slays on this record.

Very, very enjoyable.


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Yeah I’ve listened twice and I love it. But it should be billed as a Jay/Jay record, because I think Jay Z really is featured the same, if not more, than Jay Elec.

Production is lovely.


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Jay Z Electronica

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 Post subject: Re: hip hop
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If I curated a mix of Jay Elec’s best stuff prior to this album, would anyone actually listen to it?


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 Post subject: Re: hip hop
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Yup.

I’ve only got Best Of So Far.

Love whatever that is.


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Teeeeeekay wrote:
Yup.

I’ve only got Best Of So Far.

Love whatever that is.

That's my go-to, but it's overly long, and there are a handful of things that have been released since. Was thinking I'd do something like half as long as Best Of So Far, plus with a few of those other tracks that haven't been included. I'll try to pull it together tomorrow.


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Fuuuuck this album might be perfect.

“I got numbers in my phone / That’ll never ring again / Coz the lord done called them home / so we’ll never sing again / I got texts in my phone / That’ll never ping again / I screenshot em so I got em / I don’t want this thing to end”

I’m in love with this album


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HOV haters run and hide.

I’ve this thing on repeat since Friday. It’s great. Great mood, great beats, production is ace and bars on bars on bars.


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Four spins and I'm gonna give this thing five stars. Maybe Gigaton will top it as my favorite album of the year? But I'd be pretty surprised if anything else did.

I've been waiting for this album since 2011. The tossed-off nature of it, the fact that it came with no prior warning, and that Jay Elec was able to completely maintain the vibe of his indie stuff, without getting sucked into trends or stupid guest verses from the flavor of the week... He somehow delivered on everything I'd hoped it would be by doing exactly what he was doing ten years ago: Brutally sad and/or inspiring rhymes, evocative production, and somehow getting Jay Z to show up and rap like he gave a fuck. Outstanding album.


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I'm enjoying it.


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:hooray:


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Fuckin’ a. Love this thing.

Not sure if you guys got your hands on the new Childish project, but that’s pretty awesome too. Lots of ear-worms.


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Conway The Machine + The Alchemist - LULU

This is a solid release guys.


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Conway The Machine + The Alchemist - LULU

He should do a record with Florence and the Machine.


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tragabigzanda wrote:
Teeeeeekay wrote:
Conway The Machine + The Alchemist - LULU

He should do a record with Florence and the Machine.



Yeah but has she ever been shot in the head?


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 Post subject: Re: hip hop
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Anyone follow the Griselda gang? Conway The Machine, Benny the Butcher, Westside Gunn. They’re are putting out some outstanding releases.

Westside Gunn - Pray For Paris came out Friday and it so good.


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Teeeeeekay wrote:
Conway The Machine + The Alchemist - LULU

This is a solid release guys.


Someday, in a not-too-distant dystopian future, America will simply be remembered as the land where artists of disparate origin came together to create records named Lulu.


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Someone talk to me about non-RTJ El-P projects. Orph? Anyone?


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I was never a huge fan of his early Def Jux stuff. El P, Cannibal Ox, found it all pretty half-baked. He’s come a long way since then though.


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