2018 Rolling Rap and Hip Hop Thread

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deej asked me to make this thread so i made it for him

Chocolate-covered gummy bears? Not ruling those lil' guys out. (ulysses), Tuesday, 30 January 2018 00:54 (eight months ago) Permalink

This my jam

Alderweireld Horses (darraghmac), Tuesday, 30 January 2018 01:24 (eight months ago) Permalink

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p6GZrJpRO2Q

from 2017, but does have a face tattoo & a really cool hook besides

she carries a torch. two torches, actually (Joan Crawford Loves Chachi), Tuesday, 30 January 2018 01:42 (eight months ago) Permalink

I doubt deej will post in here as long as the face tat rap has to be boring. A major point of contention iirc

human and working on getting beer (longneck), Tuesday, 30 January 2018 07:03 (eight months ago) Permalink

Rolling face tats & backpacks

human and working on getting beer (longneck), Tuesday, 30 January 2018 07:25 (eight months ago) Permalink

Not sellin' out from street raps to face tats

how's life, Tuesday, 30 January 2018 10:58 (eight months ago) Permalink

Thanks for giving this thread a title that us interlopers can find without awkward questioning.

I decided to check this out:

Jpegmafia
Veteran
(Deathbomb Aro)
LP/Tape/Digi
1/29/2018

http://cdn.albumoftheyear.org/album/2018/100548-veteran.jpg

https://jpegmafia.bandcamp.com/album/veteran
https://open.spotify.com/album/22LKdgY3vLsAsWrOafwCM3?si=6GulKI1vQceoh300AyKI7w
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uATMmh2NBSE

I had no idea what "Glitch Hop" was but context clues made me think it might be something I would like.

The first track is the address of a now-closed art space in Baltimore, where Jpegmafia was born and bred (he evidently resides in LA these days. Says Pitchfork:

The Los Angeles-based, Baltimore-born rapper/producer JPEGMAFIA is a noise-rap riot starter and master troll. His productions are incendiary and in-your-face, and he tags his songs on streaming services with made-up genres like “ghost pop” and “right wing trap.” Hell, he has an album called Communist Slow Jams. Earning a reputation as a provocateur can be detrimental to a young artist’s craft, but JPEG seems keen on living up to his attention-grabbing antics with equally explosive music.

Apparently his last release, The 2nd Amendment got praise from a bunch of places so he may not be new to you guys. I'm a metal guy who likes a half dozen rap albums a year. This is the first for 2018.

Loud guitars shit all over "Bette Davis Eyes" (NYCNative), Tuesday, 30 January 2018 17:08 (eight months ago) Permalink

listening now

Chocolate-covered gummy bears? Not ruling those lil' guys out. (ulysses), Tuesday, 30 January 2018 17:13 (eight months ago) Permalink

via m@tt: charles oakley cooking bbq for rakim on his 50th birthdya
https://www.linkedin.com/feed/update/urn:li:activity:6363431596023967745/

Chocolate-covered gummy bears? Not ruling those lil' guys out. (ulysses), Tuesday, 30 January 2018 19:47 (eight months ago) Permalink

Lock this stupid fucking thread

Listen to my homeboy Fantano (D-40), Wednesday, 31 January 2018 03:21 (eight months ago) Permalink

now now, that's neither a face tat or a street rap; i feel like you haven't sufficiently read the title.

Chocolate-covered gummy bears? Not ruling those lil' guys out. (ulysses), Wednesday, 31 January 2018 03:37 (eight months ago) Permalink

And this board is “I love music” not “I’m a tangled nut hair” but you’re still here

Listen to my homeboy Fantano (D-40), Wednesday, 31 January 2018 03:44 (eight months ago) Permalink

i dunno man, i feel like you lose the conversation when you use the phrase "tangled nut hair"

Chocolate-covered gummy bears? Not ruling those lil' guys out. (ulysses), Wednesday, 31 January 2018 03:50 (eight months ago) Permalink

xps love that jpegmafia album

nxd, Monday, 12 February 2018 11:48 (eight months ago) Permalink

was not aware quelle chris and jean got married!

Chocolate-covered gummy bears? Not ruling those lil' guys out. (ulysses), Tuesday, 13 February 2018 20:30 (eight months ago) Permalink

what what's going on?

It's not delivery, it's Adorno! (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Tuesday, 13 February 2018 20:37 (eight months ago) Permalink

quelle chris and jean grae got married

Chocolate-covered gummy bears? Not ruling those lil' guys out. (ulysses), Tuesday, 13 February 2018 20:53 (eight months ago) Permalink

look upon my works ye goons and despair :(

It's not delivery, it's Adorno! (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Tuesday, 13 February 2018 22:42 (eight months ago) Permalink

i didn't know you felt so involved in jean and quelle's relationship

Chocolate-covered gummy bears? Not ruling those lil' guys out. (ulysses), Tuesday, 13 February 2018 22:55 (eight months ago) Permalink

Tangled nut hair?

Loud guitars shit all over "Bette Davis Eyes" (NYCNative), Wednesday, 14 February 2018 00:03 (eight months ago) Permalink

One thread for the heads, one for MC Lars fans, seems fine to me?

brimstead, Wednesday, 14 February 2018 00:19 (eight months ago) Permalink

I wish I could quantum leap the shit outta this

It's not delivery, it's Adorno! (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Wednesday, 14 February 2018 00:39 (eight months ago) Permalink

(fwiw, i had to google mc lars)

Chocolate-covered gummy bears? Not ruling those lil' guys out. (ulysses), Wednesday, 14 February 2018 02:50 (eight months ago) Permalink

I think one of the reasons the rap thread is so insular every year is that it's the only genre thread on ilm with such a strict authenticity/purity gateway. If it's too popular, it's no good. If it's too backpacker, it's also no good.

The country, indie, time machine, pop, shambhala, metal, etc threads all seem a lot more easygoing with whatever any particular poster is contributing, but the rap thread is always a goddamned minefield. Between a quarter and a third of whatever new things I'm listening to in a given year is rap or rap-adjacent, but I don't dare even try to jump in here with any of it because none of it is street enough. Bleh.

Johnny Fever, Wednesday, 14 February 2018 03:19 (eight months ago) Permalink

Consider yourself cordially invited to jump in on this thread!

Chocolate-covered gummy bears? Not ruling those lil' guys out. (ulysses), Wednesday, 14 February 2018 04:20 (eight months ago) Permalink

please point to a single post where someone was clowned bc a song they liked wasn't 'street' enough. literally one

Listen to my homeboy Fantano (D-40), Wednesday, 14 February 2018 05:14 (eight months ago) Permalink

I can't do that a) because I do not frequent the threads and b) my impressions of the ilm rap cru (post goon era) are largely shaped by what takes place in the eoy poll threads. However, in the 2015 tracks thread, I had a discussion with Rev about liking rap that's not ilm rap because street shit ain't my bag. Sorry if I mischaracterized the atmosphere of the rolling rap threads, but whenever I do drop in all I see is people fighting.

Johnny Fever, Wednesday, 14 February 2018 05:34 (eight months ago) Permalink

F'rinstance, here's a couple things I'm into right now:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fj-ors_F8w0

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xqPtjV_RAPw

(^this one's from a November 2017 album, but I expect it'll be a single at some point this year)

Johnny Fever, Wednesday, 14 February 2018 05:56 (eight months ago) Permalink

well i hope you enjoy your safe space to be corny

Listen to my homeboy Fantano (D-40), Wednesday, 14 February 2018 07:58 (eight months ago) Permalink

please point to a single post where someone was clowned bc a song they liked wasn't 'street' enough. literally one

― Listen to my homeboy Fantano (D-40), Wednesday, February 14, 2018 4:14 PM (four hours ago)

found one:

well i hope you enjoy your safe space to be corny

― Listen to my homeboy Fantano (D-40), Wednesday, February 14, 2018 6:58 PM (one hour ago)

Haribo Hancock (sic), Wednesday, 14 February 2018 09:31 (eight months ago) Permalink

did d40 really ask for this thread or is this just part xxxxx of this continuing feud.

1) I just made the original boring street rap thread to have a rolling thread no one else had done it

2) the name was actually a voodoo joke post, meant to be an ironic thread title as established by precedent i.e. irrelevant rap bro thread

3) I never ever intended for goon balkanization

4) the only reason I was pissed was that I had literally started a threads saying retitle the boring street rap thread to face tat, which mods opted not to do. then once deej used the death of Santana to start face tat thread, I started a thread saying lock the street rap thread

5) the great forks/40 war ensues

6) things seem to calm down and face tat thread seems to have become the rap thread. deej and forks seemed to have squashed beef

7) now, inexplicably, this thread is started for no apparent reason (imo) than to cause more unnecessary conflict, which, natch, it instantly does

.... once again. I say to all. leave the face tat thread as the one and true goon thread to rule them all. end this.

It's not delivery, it's Adorno! (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Wednesday, 14 February 2018 13:28 (eight months ago) Permalink

i never heard of tiron and ayomari; do they have airplay/web traction of any kind? they sorta sound BEP-ish to me, though the last Black Eyed Peas song was (wait, we're in a safe space, right?) surprisingly okay?

Chocolate-covered gummy bears? Not ruling those lil' guys out. (ulysses), Wednesday, 14 February 2018 14:34 (eight months ago) Permalink

As an interloper, I browse these threads but limit my posts to one or two a year at the most. This is mostly because I only tend to like one or two hip-hop albums a year these days (I am an old metalhead who yells at clouds) and to be frank, usually not anything the ILM rap consiglieri anoint. But another significant part is the folks here are not big on inclusivity.

I like to think that anyone can show up in Rolling Metal and be welcome - and I assure you that it isn't some Kumbaya fest. We argue, especially with regard to sketchy bands with sketchy views. But I feel that someone not steeped in metal but who had an interest in the trends could wade in the group and feel somewhat welcome.

You guys are the cool table in the lunchroom (new board description nominee) so while I check in here from time to time, mostly I just look at Rate Your Music, listen to the bigger artists that everyone knows, and try not to do much posting here. I'm too old for cliques. I just like music.

Loud guitars shit all over "Bette Davis Eyes" (NYCNative), Wednesday, 14 February 2018 14:37 (eight months ago) Permalink

7) now, inexplicably, this thread is started for no apparent reason (imo) than to cause more unnecessary conflict, which, natch, it instantly does

Apparently it's very important that there's a thread with 'rap' in the title this year.

Matt DC, Wednesday, 14 February 2018 14:48 (eight months ago) Permalink

in deeply unsurprising news, the new 2 chainz EP is good on first listen; lead single is solid
https://soundcloud.com/2chainz/proud-feat-yg-offset

Chocolate-covered gummy bears? Not ruling those lil' guys out. (ulysses), Wednesday, 14 February 2018 14:50 (eight months ago) Permalink

i never heard of tiron and ayomari; do they have airplay/web traction of any kind?

tbh I only found them because I was wondering what Jack Davey was up to lately, but then I couldn't quit listening to the album. According to youtube, they've been doing singles for several years, but only just now released their first LP.

Johnny Fever, Wednesday, 14 February 2018 14:59 (eight months ago) Permalink

cool so forks just gonna ignore what I posted?

It's not delivery, it's Adorno! (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Wednesday, 14 February 2018 15:03 (eight months ago) Permalink

m@tt i'll hit you offthread; no offense, but there's enough meta drama on this thread already

Chocolate-covered gummy bears? Not ruling those lil' guys out. (ulysses), Wednesday, 14 February 2018 15:07 (eight months ago) Permalink

okay thanks

i never asked to be born

It's not delivery, it's Adorno! (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Wednesday, 14 February 2018 15:10 (eight months ago) Permalink

I’m gonna stick to the tit for a face tat thread. Sorry, y’all.

human and working on getting beer (longneck), Wednesday, 14 February 2018 15:41 (eight months ago) Permalink

It's Face Tat/ and that's the way it is

President Keyes, Wednesday, 14 February 2018 15:43 (eight months ago) Permalink

i am not thread police; post where you're happy! it all goes in the (eventual) playlist for listening.

Chocolate-covered gummy bears? Not ruling those lil' guys out. (ulysses), Wednesday, 14 February 2018 16:53 (eight months ago) Permalink

found one:

well i hope you enjoy your safe space to be corny
― Listen to my homeboy Fantano (D-40), Wednesday, February 14, 2018 6:58 PM (one hour ago)

― Haribo Hancock (sic), Wednesday, February 14, 2018 3:31 AM (eight hours ago) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

I didn’t say he’s being corny bc he doesn’t post street rap dumbass, he’s corny bc he’s acting all persecuted by the very existence of difft opinions

Listen to my homeboy Fantano (D-40), Wednesday, 14 February 2018 18:14 (eight months ago) Permalink

This idea that we fetishize street rap is so stupid, the last mega controversy in rap thread world was over LIL PEEP who is in no sense whatsoever a street rapper

Listen to my homeboy Fantano (D-40), Wednesday, 14 February 2018 18:15 (eight months ago) Permalink

Interpersonal drama on ilx is the worst thing about ilx. People knowing about and liking a bunch of different music is the best thing. The rap threads have more of the former than I typically want to waste time on. I legit don't care if my tastes don't align with more posters than they don't (I'm well aware of this having been around here since 2003). What I do care about is you wanting to target me for making an observation.

Johnny Fever, Wednesday, 14 February 2018 18:31 (eight months ago) Permalink

*than they do

Johnny Fever, Wednesday, 14 February 2018 18:32 (eight months ago) Permalink

“For making an observation” that was the rationalization behind encouraging the Balkanization of the rap threads

I mean who really cares at this pt most of the original goons don’t even post here any more & I probably shouldn’t spend my time here either, it can be forks playpen for all I care

Listen to my homeboy Fantano (D-40), Wednesday, 14 February 2018 18:34 (eight months ago) Permalink

“For making an observation” that was the rationalization behind encouraging the Balkanization of the rap threads

wtf I didn't even say a word until yesterday. This shit's been going on for weeks as far as I can tell.

Johnny Fever, Wednesday, 14 February 2018 18:38 (eight months ago) Permalink

street rap is generally better than other rap thats just an objective observation

lag∞n, Wednesday, 14 February 2018 19:05 (eight months ago) Permalink

If better = artless copycat beats and low energy delivery, then sure.

Johnny Fever, Wednesday, 14 February 2018 19:11 (eight months ago) Permalink

yeah it is pretty great

It's not delivery, it's Adorno! (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Wednesday, 14 February 2018 19:39 (eight months ago) Permalink

now we're cooking

brimstead, Wednesday, 14 February 2018 19:47 (eight months ago) Permalink

I despise mediocrity in all music, not just rap, so don't feel too special.

Johnny Fever, Wednesday, 14 February 2018 19:56 (eight months ago) Permalink

does anyone on ilx have a face tat?

sleepingbag, Wednesday, 14 February 2018 19:57 (eight months ago) Permalink

I may see a professional about this before I turn into Geir.

Johnny Fever, Wednesday, 14 February 2018 20:02 (eight months ago) Permalink

Feel like there is more imagined drama in the rolling rap threads than there actually is. Usually it's just cool music posts with the occasional digression about some soundcloud rapper some folks think is overrated and others don't. This weird multi-thread spat is really odd to me.

husked, tonal wails (irrational), Wednesday, 14 February 2018 20:04 (eight months ago) Permalink

If better = artless copycat beats and low energy delivery, then sure.

― Johnny Fever

eehhh you just posted a skyzoo video.

ANU (sisilafami), Wednesday, 14 February 2018 21:05 (eight months ago) Permalink

I miss some dude.

human and working on getting beer (longneck), Wednesday, 14 February 2018 21:07 (eight months ago) Permalink

heh thought I'd check out an ILM rap thread cause I've avoided them for years & now I think I'm good with avoiding them for eternity.

A True White Kid that can Jump (Granny Dainger), Wednesday, 14 February 2018 21:24 (eight months ago) Permalink

we could always start another one

they call me melo gelo (Spottie), Wednesday, 14 February 2018 21:26 (eight months ago) Permalink

I like Skyzoo :)

It's not delivery, it's Adorno! (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Wednesday, 14 February 2018 21:47 (eight months ago) Permalink

Feel like there is more imagined drama in the rolling rap threads than there actually is. Usually it's just cool music posts with the occasional digression about some soundcloud rapper some folks think is overrated and others don't. This weird multi-thread spat is really odd to me.

Hey, OTM.

hoooyaaargh it's me satan (voodoo chili), Wednesday, 14 February 2018 22:42 (eight months ago) Permalink

otm indeed, just read through the first couple hundred posts in the 2017 thread, there is no animosity, no drama, mostly just youtube links and a few comments about the songs

niels, Thursday, 15 February 2018 07:57 (eight months ago) Permalink

two weeks pass...

i like this new Evidence album:

https://misterevidence.bandcamp.com/album/weather-or-not

alpine static, Friday, 2 March 2018 07:43 (seven months ago) Permalink

CZAR FACE is quietly one of the best Wu related things in years

It's not delivery, it's Adorno! (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Friday, 2 March 2018 15:04 (seven months ago) Permalink

I have no idea where to put this, but I just learned my daughter's 5th grade teacher formed a secret rap group with his brother, and it's not bad! This is from a couple of years ago:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K0eqhDGCL2g

Josh in Chicago, Saturday, 3 March 2018 22:16 (seven months ago) Permalink

jfc guys

flopson, Saturday, 3 March 2018 22:18 (seven months ago) Permalink

one month passes...

So my knowledge of rap is admittedly limited (which might explain what I'm about to say, if we go by the trve kvlt) but I'm really liking Saba's Care for Me.

pomenitul, Wednesday, 18 April 2018 20:07 (six months ago) Permalink


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