I'm hoping someone can identify a mid-90s hip-hop track, which for a long time I assumed was by Thirstin Howl III, but now I'm not so sure. The only thing I recall, other than the rapper having what I would characterize as a laconic flow, is a line that rhymed Brooklyn Dodger
with Joe Cocker
. I distinctly remember the second part of this rhyme being delivered in a sing-song, "I la da da da da
like Joe Cocker". (Literally la da da
, not a placeholder for something I don't remember.) So, pretty specific right? Anyone?
posted by Lorin
on Jun 5, 2013 -
Can people recommend some good hip-hop mixes? I like everything from the underground on up, from the seventies to now. Genre-specific mixes are welcome, and I particularly enjoy traditionally dj'ed mixes (with some beat juggling and good transitions).
posted by neuromodulator
on Mar 23, 2013 -
In the mid-1990s, a now-infamous guy on the international stage personally mailed me some original compositions he'd made. What can I do with them now? (Details to follow.) [more inside]
posted by CommonSense
on Mar 13, 2013 -
I have an ipod that I want to fill up. I don't do torrents, and I'm not looking for anything illegal, I just want stuff that's being given away. I'm really into The Roots, The Fugees, anything by the Sandpeople Collective, Atmosphere, Nas, Angel Haze, that sort of thing. Not really into Odd Future. I know there are a zillion good underground rappers out there with free downloadable albums. Can you recommend some for me?
posted by Slinga
on Jan 10, 2013 -
Help settle a contentious argument: friend argues that hip-hop/rap requires less talent than rock/pop, and that the true measure of talent is being able to stand on a stage with nothing but a guitar and microphone. This doesn't seem right to me, but I don't know hip-hop/rap well. Is this a valid position? Are there any musicians in rap and hip-hop that defy this? [more inside]
posted by Locative
on Sep 28, 2012 -
I want to collect hip-hop tracks where the message is "This MC is an incredible person and you should listen to what they're saying, doofus." I want the high-energy high-ego stuff. [more inside]
posted by insteadofapricots
on Sep 7, 2012 -
So many rappers have a unique "flow"; Snoop, Busta Rhymes, MCA, Kool Moe Dee, etc. I find it interesting that so many of them have a singular style that they excel at. Suggest rappers that are able to switch between various distinct & different styles of delivery.
posted by radiosilents
on Jun 15, 2012 -
What rap songs do you recommend that are about hardship and positive? I prefer recent songs. [more inside]
posted by blueshok
on Aug 12, 2011 -
Putting together a hip-hop/rap playlist containing artists from St. Louis, MO. HELP. [more inside]
posted by nitsuj
on Feb 7, 2011 -
Two part question: 1) What modern pop/hip-hop song has a very danceable beat and the word "melody" in it? It reminds me of "Down" by Jay Sean, but I don't think that's it.
2) How can I keep up to date on all these guilty-pleasure hip-hop singles? [more inside]
posted by Precision
on Nov 27, 2009 -
I am curious if anyone is familiar with any sampling of the Akira Soundtrack. It seems like it would be ripe for the picking, but I have yet to hear anything sampled?
posted by rubyeyo
on Sep 15, 2009 -
I like pop/hip-hop/R&B/dance songs with samples from easily recognized classical pieces but that tie together smoothly (ie. "When I get you alone" by Thicke). I prefer if the end result has a fast-ish tempo. Any suggestions?
posted by gwenlister
on Aug 12, 2009 -
What is the song in this video
? Sounds like some sort of string-based (violin?) instrumental hip-hop.
posted by archagon
on Sep 13, 2008 -
I remember seeing a flash "6-degrees of separation" simulation for Hip-Hop/Rap artists, probably 2-3 years ago. Is this still around? [more inside]
posted by mhuckaba
on Aug 22, 2008 -
CSI and CSI Miami reruns are being advertised on a UK Cable station with an urban/hip-hop song filled with a neat trumpet refrain. What is that song? [more inside]
posted by cowbellemoo
on Jul 27, 2008 -
Searching for an alternative hip-hop song, I believe called "Witness Protection" sung by two white dudes... [more inside]
posted by weirdoactor
on Jun 17, 2008 -
What software, audio files and other equipment does a novice who is interested in making hip-hop beats need? [more inside]
posted by jeffmshaw
on Mar 18, 2008 -
ObviousFilter: What current hip-hop song has a chorus that goes "I'm rich, can't help the money I spend, (something something) car I'm driving..."? [more inside]
posted by kidsleepy
on Dec 14, 2007 -
The 17-year-old son of a friend from Austria is into hip-hop. He'll be visiting NYC on 7-10 December and wants to know how to find out about concerts, venues, etc.
Can anybody tell me the relevant websites to send him to?
posted by seeminglee
on Nov 28, 2007 -
I have a spare morning in Seattle (and surrounds) on Saturday morning - and I want to buy some hip-hop/rap vinyl, some mix CD's, and maybe some t-shirts.
Where can I look? [more inside]
posted by mattr
on Apr 3, 2007 -
Does this hip-hop song ring a bell? It was produced in the last two years. It talked talked about either dead rappers, or famous rappers. The style of music was similar to those by K-OS or Common. Please hope me?
posted by phyrewerx
on Dec 30, 2006 -
Does anyone know what song that is a remix of either the Mike Jones song "Know What I'm Saying" or has a sample of the hook in the song. It's kind of a clubby / workout type of song.
posted by ehamilt0n
on Nov 17, 2006 -
A question about the "Back to the Old School" line of hip-hop compilations published by Castle Music UK. [more inside]
posted by Prospero
on Nov 5, 2006 -
Hip Hop Mix CD Filter - What are some positive/inspirational hip hop songs to play in my 7th and 8th grade classroom? Urban Chicago Kids so please nothing "lame". [more inside]
posted by allthewhile
on Aug 18, 2006 -
Hip-hop filter: What rap song has a chorus that goes something like, "I heard your record and I don't believe a word of it." [MI] [more inside]
posted by haqspan
on Dec 28, 2005 -
What's the etymology of "gully" (as in "street", "badass")? Thanks.
posted by matteo
on Dec 4, 2005 -
I have pretty eclectic tastes. From old-time country to heavy metal. Though lately it occurs to me that I have a severe rap and hip-hop deficiency in my musical diet. I know almost nothing. What singles would you say are ESSENTIAL listening? I'd like to be able to download a wide range of songs from the iTunes store before I get in to albums. Thanks.
posted by captainscared
on Sep 27, 2005 -
I'm trying to find an old drum and bass/jungle/mc track (or artist), possibly called or by "The Shaman." Every time I hear it I hunt with no luck. [more inside]
posted by travis vocino
on Sep 10, 2005 -
Help Identify a Hip-Hop Sample. The artist is MF Doom, the album is MM...Food?
, the track is "Kookies"
(Amazon link; listen to track 15). I'm fairly sure it's from Sesame Street (or some other children's show, circa 1970s) -- if not the main theme, than an outro or something else. [more inside]
posted by kmel
on Apr 30, 2005 -
I'm not usually a big hip-hop fan, but a buddy's got me listening to Immortal Technique
, and I'm really enjoying it. So my question is, what music do you people have that's like this stuff?
posted by Yelling At Nothing
on Aug 12, 2004 -
I consider myself pretty versed in all genres of music except classical and hip hop/rap. There's already been a classical thread--I'd like some suggestions for hip hop. However, I have criteria [mi]. [more inside]
posted by dobbs
on Jan 15, 2004 -