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Prime8
09-17-2011, 04:10 PM
Basically, I do this thing on Yahoo! Answers - Rap & Hip-Hop Section.
Where I reccomend an artist, add some background and info on the artist and post some songs.
It seems to get positive reaction there, so here's the latest one.

Artist: Qwel

For those of you who don't know, I'm Qwel's biggest(and apparently, only) fan.
In my opinion, one of the best rappers, ever.
Qwel > *Insert 99/100 typical top 10 rappers*

Here's a little background on Qwel:
He's from Chicago.
Made a group called Typical Cats, which includes the members, Qwel, Qwazaar, Denizen Kane, DJ Natural and Kid Knish.
The stars of the group are definetely Qwel and Qwazaar.
His flow has changed a lot since his early days.
It's a lot more accessable on his newer albums, with Maker.
On the Typical Cats albums, it's all about punchlines(which are mind-blowing) and showing off on the mic.
He dives into more serious topics on his solo projects.
He's worked with producers Maker, Jackson Jones, Molemen, Mike Gao, Meaty Ogre, Silence and Kip Killagain
Qwel has one of the best rhyme schemes I've ever heard, if not the best.
Dope internals and creative multi-syllables.

The albums, The Harvest(Autumn), Freezer Burner(Winter) and The New Wine(Spring) are all parts of a 4-part series Qwel is doing.
One album for each season. I don't know when the Summer one will be out.


Albums:
Typical Cats:
Typical Cats**
Civil Service

Qwel:
If It Ain't Been In A Pawn Shop, It Can't Play The Blues*
Close But No Cigar(Unreleased Tracks Pre-01)
The Rubber Duckie Experiment*
Peep My EP(Freestyles)
Visible Light(Haven't Heard =/ )

Qwel & Maker:
The Harvest**
So Be It**
OWL*

Qwel & Jackson Jones:
Rapid Eye Movement
Dark Day**
20th Street Rich
Sideweighs
Jump The Gun

Qwel & Meaty Ogre:
Freezer Burner**

Qwel & Silence:
Nerdy

Qwel & Mika Gao:
Caffeine Dream

Qwel & Kip Killagain
The New Wine**

** = 9/10+
* = 8/10+

Check out the ones with "**" 1st.
The "*" ones are for people who'd like to hear more, after hearing those with "**" on them.
I'll post links to songs to any with stars on them.

Take some time out of your day, and give these tracks a listen.
I guarantee you won't regret it.
If you like punchlines, you'll love Typical Cats.
If you like conscious hip-hop, you'll love his solo work.

If you need album links, PM me.

Songs:
Typical Cats:
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If It Ain't Been In A Pawn Shop, It Can't Play The Blues:
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The Rubber Duckie Experiment:
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The Harvest:
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So Be It:
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OWL:
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Dark Day:
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Freezer Burner:
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The New Wine:
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Sleep Sinatra
09-17-2011, 04:17 PM
Qwel Is The Truth,Been Vibing With Him Since i Heard alot of The Harvest LP

hopefully if the promoter doesnt hate My Group will be Opening for Him Oct.13th

Prime8
09-17-2011, 04:26 PM
Qwel Is The Truth,Been Vibing With Him Since i Heard alot of The Harvest LP

hopefully if the promoter doesnt hate My Group will be Opening for Him Oct.13th

I'm jealous. :p

Qwel rhymes more words in one verse, than most do an an entire album.

V1LLAIN
09-17-2011, 06:57 PM
Qwel puts out some dope ish, wasn't feeling OWL tho.

Prime8
09-17-2011, 07:19 PM
Really?
I liked it.

It wasn't as good as So Be It or The Harvest, but it was dope, none the less.

V1LLAIN
09-17-2011, 07:39 PM
^ Ya for me the production wasn't tight like the last two.

Prime8
09-17-2011, 07:54 PM
Did you hear his new album, Visible Light?

I've only found 1 track, so far.
Qwel on Cage's Agent Orange beat.

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GhettoGnom
09-17-2011, 09:06 PM
One of those dudes that can write great lyrics, but just doesn't have the voice or delivery to be enjoyable to me.

Maker's production on that So Be It album is great though. Only full release I've heard of him outside of Typical Cats (who I'm not really a big fan of)...

Dr Sleepwalker
09-18-2011, 03:15 PM
his best work is with Maker. the rest gets boring and lacks quality. hes mad lyrical but his style wears me out after a couple tracks

oldie
09-18-2011, 03:20 PM
Never heard of him. What's his album like? The 1st few tracks I listened too are quite good but I won't bother buying his album if it's full of slow tracks like the 1st few

seywhat
09-18-2011, 03:42 PM
the typical cats record is fuckin ill. i bang that shit all the time still. i aint really got into any of their solos too much but the singles n watnot i have heard are always dope.

Prime8
09-18-2011, 04:15 PM
Never heard of him. What's his album like? The 1st few tracks I listened too are quite good but I won't bother buying his album if it's full of slow tracks like the 1st few

He has about 20 albums.
The YT links are to 1 track from each of his best albums.
The Harvest, So Be It and Freezer Burner are his best solo albums.
Also, check out Typical Cats self-titled debut.