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JAY-Z - SHOW ME WHAT YOU GOT

The God is back with Justin Blaze and the Blazettes...as a song i will realize this is probably total fluff once i come down from my Jigga-induced high but whatever i'm lovin this shit right now and can't wait for the album.

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-All AZ's new joints...

-Jlove remix of Cormega's verse on that little brother track (new Jlove tape)

-That New York, New York song..only when Pap says "I got Brooklyn in my balls, so you can see bed stuy when you lookin in my drawers!". Jada Kiss needs to find something better to spit with that dope voice he got.

-Select New Raekwon shit (but not when he just talks over the beat)

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Nething produced by 9th Wonder...

Nething rapped on by Nas (where he is talking about wealth)

Nething spoken on by Immortal Technique

Nething sang on by John Legend

Nething touched by Kanye West

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**exclusive exclusive exclusive**

another single from the new jay z album can be heard here: http://xxlmag.com/online/?p=5354

i like this track way more than "show me what you got." just blaze's flip of "super freak" is so simple yet very dope. sounds a bit like ill mind, though.

with the upcoming release of jay's album, i'm starting to question jay's effectiveness as the ceo of def jam. the roots new release and method man's release got zero publicity and nas' album is set to be released around the same time that jay is releasing his lp. jay is def one of my fave people in hip hop but it seems like he's just pushing his own album more so than any of the other def jam releases. any thoughts?

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for christs sake the cold vein is a fantastic album,

The Cold Vein is my favorite. I can listen to Pigeon on loop for a week straight and not get tired of it.

The new Jay tracks are fire, and I cant wait for Nas and Jay to drop within weeks of one another. I just picked up the new K-OS and its pretty boring, it sounds almost exactly the same as Joyfull Rebellion.

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i don't think Jay's gonna fuck up his own promotion by sticking to the original proposed date for Nas...i have a feeling Nas gonna get pushed back to sometime early 2007.

Then again maybe not, since Jeezy's dropping in December maybe Nas gonna fit somewhere in there. If so that's gonna be a blockbuster season on the billboard charts.

"Kingdom Come" has a nice beat, i've liked that Just beat ever since he posted it on his myspace, but as far as performance wise Jay's never been more on cruise control...haha

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I usually give this list to people looking for good hip hop...

A Tribe Called Quest - Beats, Rhymes And Life

A Tribe Called Quest - Midnight Marauders

A Tribe Called Quest - People's Instinctive Travels And The Paths Of Rhythm

A Tribe Called Quest - The Love Movement

A Tribe Called Quest - The Low End Theory

Aceyalone - A Book Of Human Language

Aceyalone - All Balls Don't Bounce

Aesop Rock - Daylight

Aesop Rock - Labor Days

All Natural - Second Nature

All Natural - Vintage

All Natural - No Additives, No Preservatives

Atmosphere - God Loves Ugly

Atmosphere - Lucy Ford The Atmosphere EP's

Atmosphere - Overcast!

Atmosphere - Seven's Travels

Atmosphere - You Can't Imagine How Much Fun We're Having

Beanie Sigel - The B. Coming

Beastie Boys - Licensed To Ill

Beastie Boys - Paul's Boutique

Beastie Boys - To the 5 Boroughs

Big Daddy Kane - Long Live The Kane

Big Daddy Kane - Looks Like A Job For

Big Pooh - Sleepers

Big L - Lifestylez Ov Da Poor & Dangerous

Binary Star - Masters of the Universe

Biz Markie - The Best Of Cold Chillin'

Black Eyed Peas - Behind The Front

Black Eyed Peas - Bridging The Gap

Black Sheep - A Wolf In Sheep's Clothing

Blackalicious - Blazing Arrow

Blackalicious - Nia

Blackalicious - The Craft

Blockhead - Music By Cavelight

Blueprint - 1988

Boogie Down Productions - Criminal Minded

Brother Ali - Champion (EP)

Brother Ali - Shadows On The Sun

Cage - Hell's Winter

Cannibal Ox - The Cold Vein

Cee-Lo - Cee-Lo Green... Is The Soul Machine

Charizma & Peanut Butter Wolf - Big Shots

cLOUDDEAD - cLOUDDEAD

Common - Like Water for Chocolate

Common - One Day It'll All Make Sense

Common - Resurrection

Common - Be

Count Bass D - Dwight Spitz

CunninLynguists - Will Rap For Food

CunninLynguists - Southernunderground

D.I.T.C. - D.I.T.C

Danger Mouse - The Grey Album

Danger Mouse & Jemini - Ghetto Pop Life

Dangerdoom - The Mouse And The Mask

De La Soul - 3 Feet High And Rising

De La Soul - De La Soul Is Dead

De La Soul - The Grind Date

Del Tha Funkee Homosapien - Both Sides Of The Brain

Del Tha Funkee Homosapien - I Wish My Brother George Was Here

Deltron 3030 - Deltron 3030

Digable Planets - Blowout Comb

Digable Planets - Reachin' (A New Refutation Of Time And Space)

Dilated Peoples - The Platform

Dilated Peoples - Expansion Team

Diverse - One A.M

DJ Shadow - Endtroducing... [2005 Deluxe Edition]

DJ Shadow & Cut Chemist - Brainfreeze

DJ Z-Trip & DJ P - Uneasy Listening Volume 1

Dr. Octagon - Dr. Octagonecologyst

Edan - Beauty And The Beat

Edan - Primitive Plus

El-P - Fantastic Damage

Eminem - The Eminem Show

EPMD - Strictly Business

EPMD - Unfinished Business

EPMD - Business Never Personal

Eric B. & Rakim - Follow The Leader

Eric B. & Rakim - Paid In Full

Eyedea & Abilities - E&A

Gang Starr - Daily Operation

Gang Starr - Step In The Arena

Gang Starr - Hard To Earn

Gang Starr - The Ownerz

Genius GZA - Liquid Swords

Ghostface - The Pretty Toney Album

Ghostface Killah - Supreme Clientele

Gil Scott-Heron - The Revolution Will Not Be Televised

Grandmaster Flash - Adventures On The Wheels Of Steel

Guru - Jazzmatazz Volume 1

Handsome Boy Modeling School - So... How's Your Girl

Jay Dee - Welcome 2 Detroit

Jaylib - Champion Sound

Jay-Z - Reasonable Doubt

Jay-Z - The Black Album

Jay-Z - The Blueprint

Jay-Z - Unplugged

Jean Grae - The Bootleg Of The Bootleg (EP)

Jeru The Damaja - The Sun Rises In The East

Jungle Brothers - Done By The Forces Of Nature

Jungle Brothers - J. Beez Wit The Remedy

Jurassic 5 - Power In Numbers

Jurassic 5 - Quality Control

Kanye West - The College Dropout

Kanye West - Late Registration [uK version is better than US version]

King Geedorah - Take Me to Your Leader

KMD - Bl_ck B_st_rds

Kool Moe Dee - How Ya Like Me Now

KRS-One - KRS-One

Kurtis Blow - The Best Of Kurtis Blow

Kurtis Blow - Best Of Rappin

Latyrx - The Album [2002 Reissue]

Lauryn Hill - MTV Unplugged

Lauryn Hill - The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill

Little Brother - The Listening

Little Brother - The Minstrel Show

Lootpack - Soundpieces Da Antidote!

Lyrics Born - Later That Day

Lyrics Born - Same [email protected]# Different Day

Madlib - Shades Of Blue

Madvillain - Madvillainy

Maker - Shooting The Breeze

Masta Ace - A Long Hot Summer

Masta Ace - Disposable Arts

MF Doom - Operation Doomsday

MF Doom - MM..Food

Mos Def - Black On Both Sides

Mos Def & Talib Kweli - Black Star

Mr. Scruff - Keep It Unreal

Murs - ...The End Of The Beginning

Murs - Murs 3 16 (9th Edition)

Murs And Slug - Felt 2 - A Tribute To Lisa Bonet

Nas - Illmatic

Nas - Stillmatic

One.Be.Lo - S.o.n.o.g.r.a.m

Oh No - The Disrupt

Peanut Butter Wolf - My Vinyl Weighs A Ton

People Under The Stairs - O.S.T

People Under The Stairs - Question In The Form Of An Answer

Pete Rock - Soul Survivor

Pete Rock - Soul Survivor II

Pete Rock - PeteStrumentals

Pete Rock - The Surviving Elements

Pete Rock & C.L. Smooth - Mecca And The Soul Brother

Pete Rock & C.L. Smooth - The Main Ingredient

Pete Rock & Deda - The Original Baby Pa

Pete Rock & InI - Center Of Attention

Public Enemy - Apocalypse 91... The Enemy Strikes Black

Public Enemy - It Takes A Nation Of Millions To Hold Us Back

Public Enemy - Fear Of A Black Planet

Public Enemy - Yo! Bum Rush The Show

Q-Tip - Amplified

Q-Tip - Kamaal The Abstract

Quasimoto - The Further Adventures of Lord Quas

Quasimoto - The Unseen

OutKast - Speakerboxxx/The Love Below

RJD2 - Dead Ringer

RJD2 - Since We Last Spoke

RJD2 - Your Face Or Your Kneecaps

Roots Manuva - Brand New Second Hand

Run-D.M.C. - King Of Rock

Run-D.M.C. - Raising Hell

Run-D.M.C. - Run-D.M.C

Schooly D - Adventures Of

Skinnyman - Council Estate Of Mind

Slick Rick - The Great Adventures Of Slick Rick

Slick Rick - The Ruler's Back

Slum Village - Fantastic, Vol. 2

Slum Village - Detroit Deli (A Taste of Detroit)

Soul Position - 8 Million Stories

Soul Position - Unlimited (EP)

Souls Of Mischief - '93 'Til Infinity

Talib Kweli - Quality

Talib Kweli - Right About Now

Talib Kweli & Hi-Tek - Reflection Eternal

The Foreign Exchange - Connected

The Game - The Documentary

The Mitchell Brothers - A Breath Of Fresh Attire

The Pharcyde - Bizarre Ride II The Pharcyde

The Roots - Phrenology

The Roots - Things Fall Apart

The Streets - A Grand Don't Come For Free

The Streets - Original Pirate Material

The Sugarhill Records Story

Time Machine - Slow Your Roll

Typical Cats - Typical Cats

Typical Cats - Civil Service

Ugly Duckling - Fresh Mode

Ugly Duckling - Journey To Anywhere

Ugly Duckling - Taste The Secret

Ultramagnetic MC's - Critical Beatdown

Viktor Vaughn - Vaudeville Villain

If you're into hip hop you probably know most of these artists...nothing too underground.

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look at me guys I know rap!

I guess you didnt read the title of the thread?

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I just hear "Keep Bouncin" by too $hort ft. snoop dogg

that song is out of control. i listened to too shorts other stuff on the myspace but it didnt compare...

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I usually give this list to people looking for good hip hop...

some good (and more than obvious) picks, but this was basically about good new stuff so listing 200 old albums doesn't make that much sense.

I agree with Fade on the new Jay tracks, I love 'em but I have to admit that he doesn't sound like he's really working it. nevertheless Show me what you got is a great radio/single track and I hope the album has more great stuff.

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I just relistened to 'Cunninlynguists - Southernunderground' and realized how good it is. One of my favorite hip hop albums.

As for recent releases:

Jedi Mind Tricks - Servants in Heaven, Kings in Hell

Subtle - For Hero; For Fool

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I guess you didnt read the title of the thread?

hahah, my bad. I just read "good hip hop" and got all excited. Forgive me, I go to a school where 50 cent is considered "good hip hop."

As for the newer stuff JMT's stuff is ok. I still think their first album was the best.

Black Moon's "Alter the Chemistry" and Hall Of Justus' "Soldiers of Fortune" are also pretty dope.

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hahah, my bad. I just read "good hip hop" and got all excited. Forgive me, I go to a school where 50 cent is considered "good hip hop."

As for the newer stuff JMT's stuff is ok. I still think their first album was the best.

Black Moon's "Alter the Chemistry" and Hall Of Justus' "Soldiers of Fortune" are also pretty dope.

yeah i feel you on the 50 cent shit. i dont know if i said it in this thread but i told a kid i listened to hip hop and he was like "yeah right name some rappers" and the first thing i said was slug. so he said "seriously though try naming someone not from england or whatever so someone might know who he is"

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haha thats great :rolleyes:

if someone asks what kind of music I listen to I say all kinds of stuff, which is true, but nowadays I'm sort of ashamed to say I listen to hiphop :(

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I think it's pretty safe to say at this rate, The Game is gonna drop a far superior album to Jay-Z...

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Murs And Slug - Felt 2 - A Tribute To Lisa Bonet

must've missed that one. only caught the ricci album

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must've missed that one. only caught the ricci album

both good albums, I think I liked Bonet a bit more

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haha thats great :rolleyes:

if someone asks what kind of music I listen to I say all kinds of stuff, which is true, but nowadays I'm sort of ashamed to say I listen to hiphop :(

Yea. Like chris rock said, "I like hip-hop but i'm tired of defending it"

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I'd say I'm tired of popular hip-hop but I still keep defending it ;)

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I think it's pretty safe to say at this rate, The Game is gonna drop a far superior album to Jay-Z...

Im kinda thinking the same. These aren't my links but I figured you guys would enjoy them.....as much as i hate the game i still enjoy most of his album material.

The Game Ft. Nas & Marsha - Why You Hate The Game

Code:

http://www.sendspace.com/file/j4wztc

The Game Ft. Busta Rhymes - The Doctors Advocate

Code:

http://www.sendspace.com/file/cyy8hq

The Game - Ol English

Code:

http://www.sendspace.com/file/phwet3

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both good albums, I think I liked Bonet a bit more

agreed. i heard Bonet before Ricci, so i thought it a little weak by comparison. I probalby would have liked it more if I heard it first.

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Im kinda thinking the same. These aren't my links but I figured you guys would enjoy them.....as much as i hate the game i still enjoy most of his album material.

The Game Ft. Nas & Marsha - Why You Hate The Game

Code:

http://www.sendspace.com/file/j4wztc

The Game Ft. Busta Rhymes - The Doctors Advocate

Code:

http://www.sendspace.com/file/cyy8hq

The Game - Ol English

Code:

http://www.sendspace.com/file/phwet3

also feelin the song w/ Will I Am that just got leaked yesterday - "Compton"...who would've known that Will I Am would've come to be one of the best producers in hip hop. The guy's been tearin up the scene lately.

The Game has the best ear for beats in hip hop right now. Jay got that myspace leftover track from Just Blaze....while JT ended up with Justin's version of "We Major", some epic shit right there.

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also feelin the song w/ Will I Am that just got leaked yesterday - "Compton"...who would've known that Will I Am would've come to be one of the best producers in hip hop. The guy's been tearin up the scene lately.

The Game has the best ear for beats in hip hop right now. Jay got that myspace leftover track from Just Blaze....while JT ended up with Justin's version of "We Major", some epic shit right there.

Yeah Will.I.Am is nice. I don't know if you heard the track he laced for Nas called "Hip Hop is Dead" on the new album but it's serious. Ill post it up in a bit. I agree that he has a good ear for beats right along side Lil' Wayne. On another note, BTNH have by far the worst ear for beats. I guess being under the Swizz umbrella doesn't help much but still, they deserve better. This conversation is turning a little mainstream.

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OH SHIT :eek:

just listening to the new AZ, sounds dope as hell. just playing Sit Em Back ft. MOP, I seriously have trouble typing cause I cant stay still :eek:

also, Jay-Z - Lost Ones: http://www.sendspace.com/file/cucysa

my favorite new track so far, I love the beat, jay sounds way more focused. second verse is dope, and so is the last one:

my nephew died in the car I bought

wanted to believe it was partly my fault

close my eyes and squeeze tryin to block that thought

place any burden on me but please not that lord

no time to go back and go forth

can't run from the pain go car sick

some things cant be explained, what caused it

such a beautiful soul so pure

gonna see you again I'm sure of it

to the time - middleman was nausious

your girlfriends pregnant but lost it

almsot lost my faith that was guardin

so like heaven your life restarted

cant wait til your childs life to be a part of it

so now I'm child-like waiting for a gift

to return when I lost you - I lost it

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yeah i'm bumpin it now...on track 2. i dunno...the Dr. Dre voice impersonating is a bit much for me. If he keeps this up then the album is gonna end up too gimmicky to be hailed as a classic despite the aforementioned fire tracks that were leaked this past weekend.

I'm sure production is gonna be top notch throughout...but wtf at these tracks so far being imitations of Dre beats?! Damn this dude is way too deep in his obsession w/ doc...

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ahaha 'Wouldn't Get Far' is All About U 2006...i love that thing Game does at the end that mirrors what Snoop did in the original song...

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