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Post by will2003 » Thu Apr 03, 2014 4:07 pm

Any chance you have a spare of this in your vaults?

Would love to hear it! :lol:

http://www.theguardian.com/music/2014/m ... in-shaolin

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Post by aize » Thu Apr 03, 2014 6:43 pm

Lol. In all seriousness though, that album represents everything wrong with the music business and mainstream hip hop culture. It's the ultimate piece of elitist 'bling' and if ever there was a reason for bootlegging a record, this is it.

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Post by leonized » Thu Apr 03, 2014 8:48 pm

Did I read right... "it'll cost in the millions" for an album they've just made in a style of early 90's tunes they made...

No offence but what the fuck are they thinking... Have they been signed by DJ Vapour?!

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Post by dj_yt » Thu Apr 03, 2014 10:45 pm

Sad that DJ Shadow's track, Why "Hip Hop Sucks In '96" is still relevant 18 years on.

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Post by Ric » Fri Apr 04, 2014 7:09 am

This is like somebody having the scepter of an Egyptian king.
Shut up you idiot.
It's probably 31 tracks of them rubbing each others genitals.

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Post by GMAN1992 » Fri Apr 04, 2014 8:29 am

Pretentious bullshit but its getting hyped (like they planned)

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Post by stuz74 » Fri Apr 04, 2014 9:45 am

The entire Clan appears on the record, plus Redman, "FC Barcelona soccer players" and a singer called Bonnie Jo Mason - thought to be an alias for Cher.
Cher??? Glad to hear the Wu are going back to their hardcore roots. Now where can I get a 7 million quid bank loan to buy a copy of this...... :/

Think the last time the Wu-Tang were relevant was mid nineties anyways.

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Post by ian saunders » Fri Apr 04, 2014 1:31 pm

Elusive9T2 wrote:Hip hop did as DJ Shadow said die in 96 for me, I really hate it now
It has turned into embarrassing parody of itself, when I hear it now I cringe at how crap it really is
I grew up on hip hop from the mid 80's & I loved it & those records are still head & shoulders above any hip hop today
I'm sure there is good stuff out there still, but I really can't be arsed to search for it
The rule of thumb is: If MF Doom has anything to do with it, it's good. If not, approach with caution.

MF Doom - I Hear Voices


King Geedorah - Fastlane


Madvillain - All Caps


MF Doom - Rap Snitches


MF Doom ft. Angelika - Guinnesses


Genius

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Post by Mr_Geese » Fri Apr 04, 2014 1:49 pm

Tossers, they should stick to making shitty film tunes like they did with the flintstones, load of pretentious pap, avant garde and hip hop in the same sentence, do me a favor

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Post by dj_gyr8 » Fri Apr 04, 2014 2:56 pm

Hi,

No I've not got a copy, but Jay-Z did have a one-off copy of his album artwork in the Cathedral where I had my school assembly and played organ! (true!)

I'm afraid, the Hip-Hop scene has been taken over by cheap pop, that genuinely sells at a huge rate (see Rhianna and Eminem) so the older real rappers have to employ huge publicity stunts to even get a look-in, sad but true!

WTC were amazing BITD, but then turned to rubbish, the kids simply grew up, and the younger generation weren't interested.

I mean, who would make their fans wait nearly an hour, just because their minbus could drive the extra few yards to the stage entrance - when they could have walked. Diva!

Remember, if music cannot sell itself purely for its musical content, then its not something you want to spend your money on.

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Post by dj_yt » Fri Apr 04, 2014 4:01 pm

I would love to know how hardcore sales impacted UK Hiphop in the early 90s.

I pretty much stopped listening to Hiphop in late 1992 as I was enjoying Hardcore so much. (I appreciate there was plenty of good Hiphop released after 1992, although I'd say it was out of its golden era by then)

The fact that a number of UK artists switched from Hiphop to Hardcore is probably indicative of its popularity.

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Post by dj jedi » Fri Apr 04, 2014 4:33 pm

dj_gyr8 wrote:WTC were amazing BITD, but then turned to rubbish, the kids simply grew up, and the younger generation weren't interested.
That's exactly it - same happened to Mobb Deep. Brilliant when they themselves were the target audience. As soon as they grew up and had to try to impress the 'kids' it just didn't work any more. To be fair most artists only have a couple of good albums or even tracks in them, I can't think of many exceptions.

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Post by c_funk » Sat Apr 05, 2014 8:44 am

once again there is still good stuff if you are willing to dig deeper.

theres even a resurgence in uk hip hop at the minute with stuff on high focus records thats well worth checking out, and i generally dont like uk hip hop

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Post by pineappletribe » Sat Apr 05, 2014 8:53 am

http://www.discogs.com/Quakers-Quakers/master/425937

Post '96 greatness for all you non-believers :D ;)

Cracking album from 2012...

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Post by MikeW » Sat Apr 05, 2014 9:29 am

pineappletribe wrote:http://www.discogs.com/Quakers-Quakers/master/425937

Post '96 greatness for all you non-believers :D ;)

Cracking album from 2012...
Yes, that is a great album, produced by Geoff Barrow of Portishead. Stones Throw still put out some good stuff.

This was the last decent Wu Tang related release I bought:

http://www.discogs.com/Inspectah-Deck-7 ... ter/525234

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