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The Rap Report Episode 4

We’re back!! Now on Google Play and iTunes!

Reasonable Shout

01:44 Atlanta

What I meant to

11:39 Game – 1992, Jake One – Prayer Hands, Joe Budden – Rage & The Machine, Lord Finesse – The SP1200 Project, Easy Mo Bee – …And You Don’t Stop!, Sm^th – Last Straw featuring Capital Steez

News

23:05 Kevin Hart as Chocolate Droppa – What Now?

29:08 Jay-Z vs Kanye

43:45 Word From Our Sponsor

The Albums

45:18 Danny Brown – Atrocity Exhibition

01:05:46 Apollo Brown & Skyzoo – The Easy Truth

01:16:46 Dave East – Kairi Chanel

01:30:15 Winner of the Week: Dave East

01:30:50 We fall into talking about how old rappers sound on Kairi Chanel, Beanie Sigel’s interview refrain that hip-hop is Haram.

01:42:17 Upcoming/recent albums
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The Rap Report Episode Negative 2

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Play this shit in the hood one time lil bitch I’m back and poppin! Your favorite hip-hop critics are back! Posting a day late but it’s all good!

In today’s episode:

00:00 Intro shenanigans

Maybe one day we’ll start getting these out on time

02:00 Da Vinci’s issues with Vince Staples’ Summer 06

The point that I was trying to make here is that everyone’s definition of what makes a great emcee is different. There’s no such thing as absolute wrong or right here. So we can talk all day about what we as fans want from an artist, but at the end of the day, our opinion matters way less than his/hers. Artists should strive for their own visions of greatness, not mine or anyone else’s.

00:23:25 We finally name the albums up for discussion

00:25:45 Scarface’s memoir, Diary of a Madman

To be clear, this is a good book. But it could be so much better!

00:32:22 Netflix’ series, The Get Down

00:38:53 FX’ new series, Atlanta

00:50:36 Kiss The Mack, the possible Beanie Sigel and Jadakiss album

00:57:40 Lil Wayne’s supposed retirement

01:06:10 Ras Kass – Intellectual Property: SOI2

01:29:30 Isaiah Rashad – The Sun’s Tirade

02:02:30 Young Thug – Jeffrey

02:37:12 Winner of the week: Isaiah Rashad

02:40:00 If hip-hop is a drug, when did you last get high?

02:43:42 Next week’s new music

We’re on Google Play, next stop is iTunes. If you want to see us on another service, let me know. Thanks for listening!
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Can Rappers Form Worthwhile Groups?

In writing the review of the Demigodz’ great album Killmatic, I realized that it’s pretty rare for a rapper to have a group of his own that’s actually decent. I’m talking about groups that people came up with like Eminem’s D12 and groups they created like Snoop Dogg’s Tha Eastsidaz. Not supergroups where the roster is full of already-famous people. Let’s face it, being successful doesn’t speak to your ability to judge other people’s talents, at all. In fact, I’d venture to say that the average rapper is a horrible judge of talent in others. For evidence, see 90% of rap/sung collaborations. Or maybe these cats are just bad at nurturing the talent they find. Either way, hip-hop history is littered with bad groups fronted by good rappers.

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No amount of fine Italian tailoring can make Beanie Sigel not look like he’d shoot you for three dollars worth of Tastycakes

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