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Your Favorite Rap Albums of All Time?
13 May 2017
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Dark Overlord said
You may think that Queen sucks but I think they're great, what other band can make such great songs as Tie Your Mother Down, Bohemian Rhapsody, We Will Rock You, and We Are The Champions, can't think of any.

I can.

Also, unlike many bands, Queen's sound was purely based around talent (at least until the 80's), Freddie Mercury is the best rock singer of all time, even better than The Beatles in my opinion, Brian May is an excellent guitarist who showed us what the instrument can do if it's put in the right hands, John Deacon and Roger Taylor are nothing special but they're there and it's all good. In my opinion, Queen are The Beatles of the 1970's.  

And other bands weren't? Then what the heck were they based on?

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Evangeline said
And other bands weren't? Then what the heck were they based on?  

Like most of the bands in the world ( including the Beatles, Queen and Eros Ramazzoti): Sex, drugs and Rock and roll
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Yeah I don't like Queen. You can compare Dylan to the Beatles based on how prolific he was, and The Beach Boys based on quality. (In my humble opinion.) 

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I recently heard Migos being compred to The Beatles based on their popularity and influence. I disagree, but it is cool because they are from Atlanta. 

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These are some of the best rap songs of all time.

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This is the closest thing to Rap that i like:

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Rap has its 'good' and 'bad' music just like any genre. You can't really judge a genre by simply citing a few examples. I wouldn't say that i'm a fan of rap since i've historically only listened to rock/alt rock music, but i'm prepared to hear it out. 

I'd say the best rap album i've ever heard is To Pimp a Butterfly, although I haven't listened to many other rap albums. In response to earlier posts, not all rap is electronic and To Pimp a Butterfly is an excellent example of this. The instrumentation is stellar throughout and there are a lot of jazz and funk elements to the songs. Barely any of the instrumentation is electronic. The lyrics throughout are also deep, political and well thought out - certainly unlike a lot of the lyrics found in other rap music. 

This was the album that made me realize that rap could actually be good.

I think i'd sooner listen to rock and its many sub-genres though if I was given the choice john-lennon-salute_gif

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I'm a big Beastie Boys fan - Paul's Boutique is a masterpiece. I also love Public Enemy's It Takes A Nation Of Millions To Hold Us Back and there are dozens and dozens of great hip hop singles I love.

This thread would be incomplete without a mention of Danger Mouse's The Grey Album - a mashup of the White Album and Jay-Z's Black Album.  It is highly recommended.

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It's funny you mentioned Amish Paradise Billy because that's actually a parody of Gangsta Paradise which is a parody of Stevie Wonder's 1977 song Pastime Paradise and it gets better, Stevie Wonder likes The Beatles and got to meet Paul back in 1966 at the age of 16.

https://www.beatlesbible.com/1.....ie-wonder/

It would've been cool to hear Stevie jam on piano while Paul plays bass and Stevie's drummer plays drums.

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Stevie played his own drums quite often

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sir walter raleigh said
Pro tip: if you ever want to enjoy rap, never compare it to The Beatles. 

  

I know what you mean - it's kinda unfair to compare the vocal stylings of JPG(R) to a bunch of guys (or gals) who disregard conventional singing altogether. But there are still reference points in between the two; the world of hip-hop and the world of sound created by the Beatles are both so huge that there are bound to be points of connection. Like you could mention how "Give Peace A Chance " has a non-melodic vocal chant that anticipates rap; or the "Abbey Road " nods on the Beastie Boys ' "Paul's Boutique", or the whole "Grey Album" thing, etc.

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Heh, old thread. If we're answering, then I guess I'll list some. My taste in hip-hop is pretty basic, mind, but if I had to name 10 desert island rap/hip-hop albums, with only one per artist, then -

Digable Planets - The Blowout Comb

A Tribe Called Quest - The Low End Theory 

Nujabes - Modal Soul

Nas - Illmatic

Kendrick Lamar - good kid, MAAD city 

Little Simz - Grey Area

Noname - Telefone

The Notorious B.I.G. - Ready to Die

Kayne West/Kid Cudi - Kids See Ghosts

Death Grips - The Money Store

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Dark Overlord said
It's funny you mentioned Amish Paradise Billy because that's actually a parody of Gangsta Paradise which is a parody of Stevie Wonder's 1977 song Pastime Paradise and it gets better, Stevie Wonder likes The Beatles and got to meet Paul back in 1966 at the age of 16.

https://www.beatlesbible.com/1.....ie-wonder/

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I love this photo, Stevie clapping is like "oh boy I can't believe I'm meeting with the real Paul McCartney one of the greatest pop stars of this generation he's the genius in the fleshbeatlemaniacs_02_gifI'm so excited OMG"

and Paul eating the biscuit is like "yo this biscuit is absolutely tastya-hard-days-night-paul-7where d'you get this stuff"

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