My top twenty favorite rappers: 1. Jay-Z 2. Nas 3. Lupe Fiasco 4. The Notorious B.I.G. 5. Lauryn Hill 6. Common 7. Pharoahe Monch 8. 2Pac 9. Jay Electronica 10. Kendrick Lamar 11. Joe Budden 12. Andre 3000 13. Mos Def 14. Curren$y 15. T.I. 16. Kanye West 17. Ghostface Killah 18. Busta Rhymes 19. Royce da 5"9 20. DMX
I'll get to about 1 hour and 50 minutes of a 3 hour long video and the video will just stop, and it happens to all the videos I've downloaded. Is there a reason for this?5 AnswersTiVO & DVRs7 years ago
One of my favorite albums, and it produced many hits, whilst also helping keeping Bad Boy active after the death of The Notorious B.I.G..
But is it a classic?
BQ: What is your favorite song on the album?
BQ2: What is your favorite single off of the album?
BQ3: What do you think of Ma$e's delivery/flow? Are you a fan of it or not?
My top five favorites:
1. Kendrick Lamar - good kid, m.A.A.d. city
2. Drake - Take Care
3. Nas - Life Is Good
4. Saigon - The Greatest Story Never Told
5. Skyzoo - A Dream Deferred
If you agree/disagree state why.
BQ: What do you think was the best year for hip-hop musically? And by this I mean a year in which all coasts prospered and not just the East. (So 1994..)
BQ2: What do you think was the best year for hip-hop commercially? (Singles, movies, album sales, tours, etc.)
You fell from the top of a large building and just before you landed on the ground adjusted yourself to land on your arms or your toes? (By toes I mean just your toes and not you whole foot.)
Would you only injure you arms/toes, or would you still die from falling from such a high position?2 AnswersPolls & Surveys8 years ago
Rate my list of my twenty favorite hip-hop albums of all time + post your twenty favorite hip-hop albums?
The top five will pretty much remain the same forever, while the others fluctuate.
1. The Blueprint by Jay-Z
2. One For All by Brand Nubian
3. Reasonable Doubt by Jay-Z
4. Illmatic by Nas
5. Be by Common
6. My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy by Kanye West
7. good kid, m.A.A.d. city by Kendrick Lamar
8. Soul On Ice by Ras Kass
9. Lupe Fiasco's The Cool by Lupe Fiasco
10. Mecca And The Soul Brother by Pete Rock & C.L. Smooth
11. All Eyez On Me by 2Pac
12. Me Against the World by 2Pac
13. The Score by The Fugees
14. Aquemini by OutKast
15. Mos Def & Talib Kweli Are Black Star
16. Pilot Talk by Curren$y
17. Train Of Thought by Reflection Eternal
18. Black On Both Sides by Mos Def
19. Life After Death by The Notorious B.I.G.
20. Lupe Fiasco's Food & Liquor by Lupe Fiasco
What do your lists look like?2 AnswersRap and Hip-Hop8 years ago
BQ: Do you believe there is a difference between an album being one of your "favorites" and it being one of the "greatest" albums?7 AnswersRap and Hip-Hop8 years ago
And express why you believe it to be the best album to be produced by him.
BQ: Do you have high expectations for the Wu-Tang Clan album being released this year?6 AnswersRap and Hip-Hop8 years ago
I'm not from the West, but from what I've seen it seems that most people from that region consider him the best producer to grace the West, ahead of the likes of Dr. Dre, Madlib, The Alchemist, Daz Dillinger, etc.
1. What is your favorite DJ Quik produced song?
2. Buy or Sell: 'Dollaz + Sense' is a top ten dis record of all time?
3. Buy or Sell: Heartz of Men produced by Quik on All Eyez On Me is the best beat on the album?
BQ: Which albums rapping do you prefer most?
BQ2: Which albums production do you prefer most?
BQ3: Do you regard each of these albums as classics?
BQ4: Do you think there are any other solo artists or groups in hip-hop with a better "three-peat" than Redman's first three albums?
Jazz-rap is my favorite genre of music and since my two favorite albums Reasonable Doubt & Illmatic were very much influenced musically by jazz, I'm more lenient to the production of the 1990s with similar sounding production, but as a whole I probably prefer the production of the 2010s (thus far) the most as there's much more clarity to the sound.
BQ: Name the best produced album from each of those decades.
My list would go:
1980s - Strictly Business by EPMD
1990s - Endtroducing... by DJ Shadow
2000s - Let's Get It: Thug Motivation 101 by Young Jeezy/The Blueprint by Jay-Z (really close..)
2010s - My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy by Kanye West
BQ2: Out of the East, West and the South, which coast do you feel has the production? And name your favorite producer from that region.
BQ: Do you prefer the lyricists of the 1990s (Nas, Ras Kass, Jay-Z, Chino XL, Pharoahe Monch, et al.) or the lyricists of the 2000s (Eminem, Joe Budden, Elzhi, Jay Electronica, Lupe Fiasco, et al.)
BQ2: What is your interpretation of a "lyricist"?
BQ3: What is your criteria for rating lyricists.7 AnswersRap and Hip-Hop8 years ago
BQ: Of the two albums which do you feel contains the superior rapping?
BQ2: Do you think Kendrick has the potential to do be an all-time great when it's all said and done?
BQ3: Who do you believe is the most skilled rapper in TDE?
Who do you believe is the greatest West Coast producer out of: Madlib, Dr. Dre, DJ Quik and The Alchemist?
BQ: Name the best album that your selection has produced
BQ2: Name your favorite beat by each of the producers
BQ: Rank the rappers in the group from best to worst.
BQ2: What is your favorite project from the group?
BQ3: Do you think the group will last long like Cash Money or fall of like Roc-A-Fella did?
What is 2Pac's most introspective album: Me Against the World or The Don Killuminati: The 7 Day Theory?
BQ: Out of the two albums whose production was better?
BQ2: What album was more significant? And explain why?
BQ2: Temptations or Toss It Up? (Rate both tracks out of ten)
BQ: What's your favorite 2Pac album released within his lifetime?
BQ2: What's your favorite 2Pac album released posthumously?
BQ3: Do you think 2Pac was better suited rapping over the beats he was provided for All Eyez on Me or those he rapped over on The Don Killuminati: The 7 Day Theory?
This album is pretty much responsible for the advancement in the "trap" production that has pretty much dominated the scene since he dropped the album.
The attention this album drew is also what many consider most important in pushing the South to become the most predominant coast in the mainstream throughout the 00s.
So is it a classic?
BQ: What album do you think had more of an influence on It Was Written:
Doe or Die or Only Built 4 Cuban Linx...?
BQ2: What album do you think had more of an influence on Reasonable Doubt:
Doe or Die or Only Built 4 Cuban Linx...?
BQ: Of the two who do you think is the better/greater lyricist?
BQ2: Big Punisher vs Hov2 AnswersRap and Hip-Hop8 years ago