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    Default Favorite Hip-Hop production work?

    So rapping aside, what are some of your favorite albums based on production? There are a lot of different production styles for a lot of different tastes, what are some of your favs? For me:

    Smif-N-Wessun - Dah' Shinin - I just love the dark and gritty atmosphere of this one. Da Beatminerz did an excellent job creating street music for Tek and Steele to vibe off of.

    Tribe - Low End Theory - What more can be said about this one? The production is smooth and jazzy and it flows perfectly.

    Outkast - Aquemini - This one just feels so organic. It's layered and and the music runs deep. Hell, we got a harmonica solo on Rosa Parks. This album is over 70 minutes and the production keeps the listener interested and engaged.

    Aesop Rock - Skelethon - I'm gonna throw this one out there because I was so impressed by it. Aesop himself did almost all of the production on this one and he showed he is multi-talented. The songs range from lighthearted to being dark and steeped in rock. Very interesting and solid production work that provided an above average foundation for Aesop's eclectic stories.

    So how bout you guys?

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    Slum Village - Fantastic Vol. 2
    Wu-Tang Clan - Enter The Wu-Tang (36 Chambers)
    Raekwon - Only Built For Cuban Linx
    GZA - Liquid Swords
    Pete Rock & CL Smooth - Mecca & The Soul Brother
    Pete Rock - Soul Survivor
    A Tribe Called Quest - Low End Theory
    A Tribe Called Quest - The Love Movement
    Frank-N-Dank - 48 Hours (they are awful rappers, but the beats on here are mindblowing)
    Lootpack - Soundpieces: Da Antidote!
    Nas - Illmatic

    I am probably forgetting some albums, but basically everything with a lot of Dilla on it I like a lot.

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    Nice choices. What about Love Movement appeals to you in particular?

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    The organic beats. The basslines, the swing in the drums, the choices of samples. Everything about it. I am aware of the fact that it's their worst work by far, but as far as beats goes this album is a masterpiece. I have the instrumental version and listen to it a lot. Before I had the instrumental version I could never really appreciate The Love Movement. Beats, Rhymes and Life has a lot of great beats as well, but I think Jay Dee was better on The Love Movement.










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    Most of Prince Paul's work but especially 6 Feet Deep and De La Soul is Dead the way he weaves tracks together actually makes dope skits and entertaining albums as a whole Pyscoanalysis and Prince Among Thieves as well, I don't think of one track I like on these records I think that makes them special I think of them as whole pieces of work.

    Also ATLiens and Soul Food by Goodie Mob have a really warm rich sound that I love and was I think distinct to time and place.

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    Quote Originally Posted by KJR View Post
    So rapping aside, what are some of your favorite albums based on production? There are a lot of different production styles for a lot of different tastes, what are some of your favs? For me:

    Smif-N-Wessun - Dah' Shinin - I just love the dark and gritty atmosphere of this one. Da Beatminerz did an excellent job creating street music for Tek and Steele to vibe off of.

    Tribe - Low End Theory - What more can be said about this one? The production is smooth and jazzy and it flows perfectly.

    Outkast - Aquemini - This one just feels so organic. It's layered and and the music runs deep. Hell, we got a harmonica solo on Rosa Parks. This album is over 70 minutes and the production keeps the listener interested and engaged.

    Aesop Rock - Skelethon - I'm gonna throw this one out there because I was so impressed by it. Aesop himself did almost all of the production on this one and he showed he is multi-talented. The songs range from lighthearted to being dark and steeped in rock. Very interesting and solid production work that provided an above average foundation for Aesop's eclectic stories.

    So how bout you guys?
    Never got into Aesop Rock the others are classics tho

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    Gnarls Barkely

    Both albums


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    KING GHEEDORAH

    AND GROUP HOMES LIVIN PROOF IS TO HARD FOR U PUSSYS
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    IRON MAN , TICAL, RETURN TO THE 36

    AND 15 YRS TODAY PRIMO DROPPED THIS CLASSIC

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    nothing from the '80s, that's for sure

    it's probably these two for me




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    theres a ton of crazy production from the 80's!

    Dust Brothers on Pauls Boutique
    Prince Paul 3 Feet And Rising (Classic)
    Rick Rubin (License to Ill, Raising Hell)

    And Marley FUCKING Marl
    Roads to the Riches
    Long Live the Kane/Its A Big Daddy Thing
    Goin Off..etc

    The Bomb Squad and Dr Dre c'mon thats insane!! The late 80's were the SHIT

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    Cuban linx, no competition. One of the best albums in any genre.

    Rofl at funkydrummers usual boring shitty picks

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    a tribe called quest - the low end theory
    digable planets - blowout comb
    souls of mischief - 93 'til infinity
    the pharcyde - bizarre ride ii the pharcyde
    ultramagnetic mc's - critical beatdown
    redman - muddy waters
    juvenile - 400 degreez
    cam'ron - purple haze
    lil b - i'm thraxx
    waka flocka flame - flockaveli

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    Quote Originally Posted by CEITEDMOFO AKA HEAT View Post
    IRON MAN , TICAL, RETURN TO THE 36

    AND 15 YRS TODAY PRIMO DROPPED THIS CLASSIC
    throw in fantastic vol 2(.10), liquid swords

    moment of truth might be my fav album
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