i mean one of the critiques with Jay is that he's always been seen as a "callous" rapper in terms of emotional depth and how he carries himself in general. Like i said these days i find the beat to Takeover so plodding to listen to and while the disses he made at Nas hit the mic and the end of the day Jay Z wasn't saying anything different about Nas that other dissapointed rap nerds were saying about him at the time it's just that he was the one who had access to a mic.another point where we connect. there's only thing i've ever heard which by Jay Z that I thought was good, which was Takeover, which is incredible i think. find his stuff really brittle in general.
actually there's one other good thing i've seen him do which is an interview from a few years ago where he seems absolutely racked by guilt for his crack dealing back in the day.
i mean will they? i ask because alot of the space is still dedicated to rappers who at this point in time still take up alot of the space.future historians will consider it a treasure trove
this is you at your most LukaYeah cool. I can tell you what I think about these guys without having investigated much or listening to the new ones, as a kind of baseline:
Quelle Chris: BORING BORING BORING
Daboii: No idea
Leikeli47: Like bits and pieces, she did one about Hoyt-Schmernerhorn subway station I think
shawney binladen: No idea
rxk nephew: Think amerikkan terrorist is incredible
Gabe 'Nandez: No idea
Kendrick: Never heard of him
yeah i was joking about kendrick. i actually rinsed amerikkan terrorist for a couple of weeks at christmas, i got a lot out of it.also @shakahislop Kendrick yknow Kendrick Lamar the same guy who you spend how much of this thing talking about how you was listening to him in the middle east lol
i like Quelle Chris and i don't really like rxk nephew that Amerikkan Terrorist thing outside of maybe the beat is the definition of "listen to once and never again"
oh yeah Christmas perfect time to hear lyrics about eve from the bible being threatened with violence and how dissapointed he was finding out Will Smith played a gay man in six degrees of seperationyeah i was joking about kendrick. i actually rinsed amerikkan terrorist for a couple of weeks at christmas, i got a lot out of it.
i did listen to the new kendrick one this morning. he's moved into a new world of mediation recently where there's like.....threads on efestivals and multiple stories in the guardian about it...which doesn't really matter but which is offputting to me. first listen didn't do much for me except to notice that it seems like a pretty interesting album, might get something out of it.
this isn't bad i was trying to remember where i heard the name Rago Foot before and i remembered he did a mixtape with King Carter a few years ago and some of the beats on Navy Blue's Ada Irin (wonder what happened to Carter i liked him)
quite like this, like the subdued thing going on, both the beat and the tone of his voice
YES! WE HAVE SEEN EYE TO EYE!this isn't bad i was trying to remember where i heard the name Rago Foot before and i remembered he did a mixtape with King Carter a few years ago and some of the beats on Navy Blue's Ada Irin (wonder what happened to Carter i liked him)
so how did you come across this? considering the rappers we've tended to talk about this is very left field for you
Saw Mike recently open for gibs. no idea how well known he is in london but when I saw him in S.F his set was a little awkward. think the audience didn't know many of his songs. maybe a difference in demographics, (whats the overlap of gibs and MIKE? how popular is he in the west vs ny and london?) or just the fact that he hasn't really toured that much. overall still enjoyed it.