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Fuck me - saw Pharoahe last night at Electric in Brixton supported by Jeru. Halfway through Fudge Pudge OC appears onstage! Then he does Day One, Time's Up, Dangerous (with Monch as fucking hype man). Then Jeru comes back on and they only go and do Crooklyn Pt 2 and I nearly actually die right there and then. Monch was of course phenomenal.

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It was incredible. The moment Jeru walked back out and that Crooklyn Dodgers beat started :wub:

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On 02/11/2019 at 20:41, Horribleman said:

Are Clipping no good? reviews seem to be divisive.

 

I enjoy some Clipping when in the mood but I'd never class it as rap / hip-hop. 

 

Like with Death Grips. Years ago when they first blew up there was a load of chat about whether the dude can rap, whether it can be classed as hip-hop. They're a noise punk group to me and therefore obviously divisive in a bustling monthly recommendations thread as this once was. 

 

Anyway I recommend Quelle Chris' 'Guns' album. It's always a front to back listen.

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Not sure what to make of the new Gang Starr. For me it barely qualifies as an entry into their discography, as nice as it is. There’s so little Guru, and what there is has been stretched to breaking point. It just feels like their usual working routine couldn’t be recreated, so maybe pop a few of these found bars on another project, or just don’t bother? 

 

The beats are great and straddle a good mix of being contemporary and still golden era rather than just some 90s boom bap rehash job. The seemingly never ending parade of guests help stop the production getting too samey too which is good, and the dearth of useable Guru bits means it falls into the rap album sweet spot of just over a half hour in run time which always goes down well with me. Q-Tip’s verse is outstanding too. Genuinely brilliant.

 

The Tribe album set the standard for revival projects and they created a masterpiece. This falls way short of that benchmark for me.

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I just thought it was hilarious. Here’s Guru chatting about some sociopathic hitman with ice in his veins who’s armed to the teeth and Q-Tip rocks up with the goofiest set of lines you’ve ever heard. 

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11 hours ago, The Mighty Ash said:

Q-tips chorus about potatoes and lawnmowers? I thought it was awful!

Me too, I was so annoyed he didn’t actually do a proper verse.

 

The album is fine I guess, nothing really stands out and  I would struggle to put it into my top ten hip hop albums of the year.

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5 hours ago, The Mighty Ash said:

Less of the corny and more of the Uncommon Valor please thanks

If all of his previous albums are anything to go by, it will be a mixture of both kinds. To wit, the first video for Legends Never Die:

 

I have faith he'll deliver again

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A quick reminder in case you missed it - the annual RLLMUK music poll is now pinned at the top of the music forum - it's open until 31 December, and it would be brilliant to have your votes! You don’t have to have 10 albums - your vote counts, even if you have just one album you’ve liked this year :)

 

https://www.rllmukforum.com/index.php?/topic/313514-rllmuks-favourite-albums-of-2019-list-thread-open-until-31-december/

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Not really feeling that new Czarface album.

 

This guy's album came out today though and it's nice:

 

 

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45 minutes ago, Camel said:

Not really feeling that new Czarface album.

Not just me then? It's like they wanted to see if they could try to go a bit more into RTJ territory or something.

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From the bits I've listened to so far this is in danger of possibly being his best album:

 

 

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Short notice but does anyone want - for free - two tickets to see Diamond D spin 45s at Chip Shop in Brixton tomorrow night?

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