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Kanye West- Graduation

Despite the fact that i found Kanye West to be unbelievably cocky on the VMAs the other night, when i saw that he had a new CD out. (i didnt realize he was releasing a new CD) i bought it. You see, cockiness can be made up for with talent... see Roger Waters of Pink Floyd for example... a very big headed guy, yes he is... but he's also beyond brilliant.
Anyway. I've listened to it once so far... it's quite good. It's kind of interesting because he is really very honest about the fact that he is cocky and was sellin out all over... and the music is good. This one even has a different kind of sound than th last two. He's still the man.

i listened to a free CD i got afterward, had a few good rappers on it like ghostface, the streets, and there were some names i recognized, and it was free, but it was all that club dance rap. like hipster stuff. i dont really like it. i like the streets, but not the others like bloc party and whoever else was on there... skank rock? i dunno.

i love alternative rap and hip hop, and some GLBTQ hip hop, but the very gay-man- club hopper hip hop is not for me

I also saw the movie Adventures in Babysitting on sale for $7 and i haven't seen it in a long time. Its an excellent 80's movie and i'm looking forward to watching it tonight.

Baby Baby, Babysittin' Blues............

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hazumuchan
Sep. 14th, 2007 06:25 pm (UTC)
Way back in the early 90's when the gangsta rap started becoming more prominent, I more or less lost interest in hip-hop in general. The last few years I've been getting back into some music of that era, but out of the newer school of rap it's really only been mc chris and Katastrophe that I've gotten into.

Oddly enough, I'm not big into God-des and She although I find it amusing that they're staying stuff about women that the straight male rappers have been saying for decades. Funny that!
djcliche
Sep. 15th, 2007 08:44 pm (UTC)
i was the same way. i gave up rap for years. i liked early stuff like young mc, dj jazzy jeff and the fresh prince, salt n peppa. i got into NWA when i as in midle school which was not great for my self esteem. then it was all about ice cube, ice t, dr dre', tupac, biggy, east vs west and i was not into any of it. it was too fast, degrating, violent, not to mention that those were the grunge years and i as much more into alice in chains, pearl jam, nirvana, stone templ pilots, smashing pumpkins, tool, nine inch nails, violent femmes... there was some rap out at the time that was more grunge-rap like beastie boys ill comunication and check your head, cypress hill, and arrested developement were neither grunge rap nor gangsta and i liked them. oh, and of course rage against the machine, red hot chili peppers and faith no more had mixed rap with hard rock, and did it well. Then those rock-rap groups like limp bizkit, linkin park and all that shit came out. wasnt into that. in the late 90's early 2000's i listened to mainly grunge, alternative and folk music like ani difranco. also i've liked classic rock since i was 12... like pink floyd, the oors, jimi hendrix, etc.
In about 2002 i think it was, i heard an Outkast song on alternative rock radio. I bought their CD and one thing led to another and i fell in love with hip hop. Dead Prez, Eminem (who i hated at first), Tupac (who i used to think was all gangsta and hate filled but learned he was briliant) then i found Pigeon John, Blackalicious, Common, Jedi Mind Tricks, Gym Class Heroes. About 3 yhear ago i stumbled on a compilation of Boston hip hop, and fell in love with the Perceptionists, Breeze Evahflowin', Kreators, Mr Lif, Akrobatik, Chan, Edan, Skitzofreniks, etc. I've read books on hip hop, studied the lyrics, compared some of the best rap albums to some of the bes rock albums. i'm just in love with it.
However, even though i'll occaisionally listen to it, i'm less into Jay-Z, 50 Cent, Ludacris, TI, etc. They cn definately all be good, but i'm not into the mainstream gangsta rap. i still love NWA though. It helps me see my past.
I'm not hugey into God-des and She. i like Bitch and Animal about half the time... but i love Katastrophe. i also like Q-Boy and Jen-Ro is really good too. oh and Deep Dickcollective.
also some great British stuff like The Streets, Life, Dizzy Rascal, Lady Sovereign.
i am a true music consumer.
djcliche
Sep. 15th, 2007 08:45 pm (UTC)
woah, that was long. i think i'm gonna post that publicly

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