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Intellectual Rap Artists

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Intellectual Rap Artists
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someone post that milo "niggas on the moon" rant
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2 Chainz is intellectual. He created that whole persona/image to sell records. He did a good job with it too, he knows what the average Ameritard wants.
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>>53300946
>rap
>intellectual

Ishiggydiggy
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>>53300959
>rant
Three tweets about something that he didn't like then replying negatively to a guy who called him a fucking idiot?
So appalling, how could anyone ever do that
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>>53301069
No, I'm pretty sure he's talking about the one where he talks about how no white people should be allowed to listen to his music
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Genius... The voice of our generation.

(Our generation is autistic and retarded)
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Aesop Rock
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>>53301101
To whose music? Milos? Nigger, your music is only listened to by white people.
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>>53300946
>Post a more intellectual group
Protip: You can't
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>>53301111
how did Kanye get into Chicago State?
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El-P
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>>53301114
What an awful cover. Looks like ed hardy did it
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>>53301150
Because he was from Oak Lawn and his mom worked there... Anyway Chicago State is nothing special. It's more for grad students. University of Chicago is the good school.
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>>53301136
they don't strike me as particularly smart and they're probably the least innovative clique ever
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inb4 le mf doom post
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>>53300959
>HA U SAY DUMM THING NOW U ARNT ALOUD TO BE SMART PPL AND UR MOOSIC SUKS
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>>53301234
>University of Chicago is the good school

Oh, I was confusing them.
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>>53301241
what an edgy young person you must be, you've provoked shock and outrage once more!
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shabazz palaces
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>>53301150
So you probably need a 13-14 ACT to get into Chicago State. If you don't know about ACT scores, people who are barely literate can score 18-20.
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I honestly don't find many contemporary rappers 'intellectual'. But I would say some are:
>Vince Staples
>RZA and the GZA
>Nas
>Wiki and other dude from Ratking
>Capital Steeze
>Cannibal ox
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>>53301285
aw shit i forgot about this album
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>>53301290
have you listened to the new cannibal ox with mf doom that just came out? im afraid to give vast aire another chance
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>>53301101
He's never said that
He did say that he didn't like having white 4channers who say faggot liking his music, which is a different matter altogether
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>>53301310
nah i'll check it out now
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>>53301312
lol looks like /pol/ is setting up the ANTI-WHIET RACISM scarecrow again
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Waddy
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IMMORTAL TECHNIQUE
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>>53301101
He's talking about when he said that Ride "admitted" to tokenism and that it was horribly racist to call it niggas on the moon because zach and andy are white. It was completely ridiculous

I love Milo's music but it's damn hard to separate him from what he makes
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>>53301167
>Tells people to run naked backwards through a field of dicks
>Intellectual
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>>53301431
>being smart means having no sense of humour
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>>53301431
>he hasn't heard fantastic damage
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4Yjhpp22ygs
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>>53301461
>2015
>Having a sense of humor
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>>53301366
>completely ridiculous
Eh, wouldn't go that far. I don't know why he's so sensitive about slurs (getting called nigger when he was younger seems to be one reason), but it's not like it's totally unreasonable. It's something he deals with in his music a lot
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>>53301521
Being against the use of the word nigger is completely reasonable, I understand why he wouldn't want that. Claiming that someone who has been in about two interviews and has only actually talked in one "admitted to tokenism" is completely ridiculous.
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>>53301482
obviously the superior album
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>>53301560
literally any album in El-P's discography is better than Run The Jewels, and RTJ isn't even that bad.
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>>53301585
collecting the kid isn't
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>>53300991
He also went to college
>>53301111
I hope all le wrong generation faggots kill themselves, good riddens
>>53301285
Great album
>>53301431
>cherrypicking
>>53301585
I agree to an extent, but Both RTJ's are better than C4C, and I liked C4C, it was just less consistent.
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Cise Starr is criminally underrated
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Not very conscious but geniuses at flowing and putting together beats
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Has some quality perspectives on issues often addressed in a not very intellectual way
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>>53300959
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Mos Def seems pretty bright too whenever he is speaking on political and social stuff
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>>53301767
>MC Ride put here publicly acknowledging his tokenism
[citation needed]
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>>53301760
Agreed, however I'm a big fan of the way they tell stories in some tracks. Also great wordplay and production, their first album is better though in my onion
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>>53301767
Well, that guy is a fucking retard.
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>>53301692

link to this?
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>>53301767
He's such a pretentious faggot, terrible human being. TTH day +night was aight tho, nothing else
>>53301778
He definitely is, I was about to include him and Talib Kweli

Another political activist with a lot of insight on the controversial subjects of society's problems and police brutality. Actually a really clever dude, you guys should check out his CNN interview
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>>53301827
I am too. I personally prefer CLPPNG despite Tonight being their worst track ever, but I can see how if you really enjoy the storytelling you would prefer midcity. Both good albums.
>>53301837
I don't have one personally sorry, It's on youtube as a playlist tho
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>ctrl + f
>no reggie watt
what the fuck /mu/
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>>53301827
midcity was so much brave in noise use, it's sad they dumbed it down in CLPPNG.
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There's a fine line between being a smart rapper and being some try-hard backpack shit that purposely uses lots of multisyllabic words to sound smarter.
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>>53301767
>I'm not racist, my best friend is white
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Hip Hop "intellectualism" is so poor
it's such a closed off culture that people don't realize what real intellectuals are, vague allusions to religion, bullshit like nation of islam and it's even dumber offshoots, conspiracy theories and social pressures are seen as intellectual, basically no Rapper has ever said anything sophisticated about these topics.
No, mos def is not an intellectual, immortal technique is a degenerate conspiracy theorist (read: idiot), Run the jewels are pseudo-intellectuals and conspiracy theorists, clipping is shit, Milo is a retard
Pretty much the same goes for de la soul, tribe called quest, related acts and dalek

Death Grips doesn't really belong in this category since they don't flaunt their supposed "depth", "consciousness" and "intellect" in their music, their concepts are better than most though.

>>53301911
black man=rap artist
lol you're dumb
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Quasimoto
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>>53301932
Is the popular opinion that CLPPNG is better? People who say that must not have heard it, or not be into noise. Also, the second half of CLPPNG sucks, Midcity is fantastic all the way through sans features.
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>>53301767
>acting accordingly when people call him a faggot for not liking the same meme rap bands they do

I see nothing wrong with this.
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>>53302013
>>acting accordingly

How is "lel fite me" acting accordingly?
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>>53301988
It's impossible to make music really intellectual, you dipshit.
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>>53301900
Both great albums, have you heard Chain/jump and DBA118 by Clipping?
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>>53302039
Man. You must not remember when this shit went down. There were threads and threads about spamming the shit out of his twitter and tumblr account because he talked shit about death grips.
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>>53301988
obv not intellectualism in the strictest sense

op means cerebral or possibly just clever
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>>53302013
It's not about liking/disliking the band, it's just that his opinion is deluded.
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>>53301932
Yes, the noise use was less accessible and more detailed on the first album, but don't you think that took away in part from its catchiness or how engaging it could be? I think CLPPNG and Midcity are great, just for different reasons. Yes CLPPNG was considerably more watered down and accessible, but in doing so they created catchier and more entertaining songs, at least in my opinion.

And it's not like they sacrificed their application of noise in creating the tone.

Story 2 used it's increase in tempo and noisy background as a perfect tool to display the frantic nature of the character's thoughts.

Taking off and Dominoes also exhibited static and in Dominoes a child's choir that was still very risky and worked incredibly with the emotion Daveed and company wanted to force onto the listener to reinforce their themes.
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this
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>>53300946
Shame on you for not bringing up Eyedea yet, /mu
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Vp77PSEMvpc

Here's Some Busdriver too
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HpP-8tJ-9Js

>>53301114
Shout out to this guy.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7HEq8UqrujM

Shameless Self Promotion Incoming:
www.soundcloud.com/KRtheMC
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>>53302008
>the second half sucks
What

Dominoes? Story 2? Fucking Get Up?? How could one like Midcity and not Get Up, that song's awesome
>>53302045
Yea man, so good. I really liked their Mike Brown response, I think it was the best one of the 50 that came out
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>>53301195
They came out the same year fuckstick
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>>53302158
>a child's choir that was still very risky
This is not the first time I see that opinion and I absolutely don't get what was risky about it.
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>>53302191
Don't worry bruh I got you lol>>53302220. Yea Aesop's a strong artist, very consistent discography
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>>53302220
Story 2 and Get Up are good. Or Die, Dominoes, Ends, and Williams Mix are trash.
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>>53301767
>calls meme rap out on its bullshit
nothing wrong here
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>>53302268
>implying he knows that it is meme rap
>meme rap meme
Eric.
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>>53302229
It was risky, not for music in general, but for Noise Hop. It just isn't something that gets done, and they make it work really melodically. It was creative. Also how many songs have you heard with a children's choir immediately followed by an almost dubstep like bass drop? It's just a cool motif, I enjoyed it
>>53302264
Hmmm I respect your opinion but I disagree, I think Ends was a nicely hectic and final closer
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>>53302283
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>>53302301
Die in a car accident you cancerous close minded fuck
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>>53302344
>defending hip hop in 2015
ultimate cuckold.
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>>53302344
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>>53302403
What the hell does cuckolding have to do with defending Hip-Hop
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>>53302403
/pol/ go
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>>53302405
It's not an opinion, it's an umbrella term used to belittle a healthy genre just because a particular person refuses to even explore that genre. I'm not at all referring to his taste, but rather his close-mindedness in openly calling a genre a "meme" just because he doesn't enjoy it
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>>53302443
He's just a 14 year old "memester" who thinks he's funny by posting buzzwords to shitpost
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>>53302443
>2015
>listen to niggers go OOGA-BOOGA
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>>53302443
only a slave to the bbc would defend that garbage
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>>53301702
love all of his songs he did with nujabes.
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>>53302484
I like your taste anon. Feather is still GOAT Nujabes to me. His instrumentals were good but I think he really shined with a thought provoking emcee spitting over his production. Did you also hear Luv Sic 1-6?
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>>53301136
>tfw not living in the ghetto and being poor so you actually have issues in your life you could write about
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>>53302078
so basically a style of the anti-intellectual boasting that is common in rap

>>53302040
I don't wanna be a snob and list things but I don't think you're right
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>>53302514
Feather was what got me into Nujabes at first, so that song will always be special to me. The Luv Sic series is great too, part 5 is so sad.
I think his instrumentals are really strong in their own right, but when he has shing02 or Cise Starr or Substantial on beats with him it takes it to another level. Some of my favorites are Blessing it, F.I.L.O, Thank You, and City Lights, as far as ones with artists rapping on top of the beats go.
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>>53301281
>tfw got a 35 with no practice
>tfw smarter than kanye
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>>53301837
the archives are your friend
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>>53301366
I can't stand Milo, just something about his voice and the way he raps that I don't like. Which is weird since I like Airospace. But Airo has better beats
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>>53302783

I already checked them.
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>>53301677
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>>53301767
fucking Jamal go enjoy your 80 million rupies
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>>53302604
Are you me? Everything you just said is so accurate, yea man i didn't think Luv Sic could get any sadder until Nujabes died, then it was like 50 times heavier, especially since part 5 pretty much fits a eulogy of a lost loved one, shit's crazy. Shing02 is easily my favorite Asian Rapper and a brilliant MC. Blessing it is really good. I've been getting into pic related too, you might enjoy it. Sort of a similar style
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>>53302829
define intellect
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Watkin Tudor Jones
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>>53302879
i won't define you shit nigga
no but seriously he is a really smart guy
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>>53303026
i don't doubt that madlib's intelligent but his lord quas raps aren't repping some higher mind shit, son
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>>53302777
Smarter than Kanye...
Good job
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>>53303064
it was the only pic that i got
i'm talking about the man himself, dad
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>>53303340
>dad
fuck off son that's the worst thing i hate that shit
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>>53302860
Yeah marcus d is great.
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>>53301136
>No NYCk Caution in the pic
Fucking Dropped
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>>53301778
mos def 10000% especcialy how he is doing his own shit / style instead of going into the gangstar rap craze of the 90's
also like how he dresses now.
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"Lil B is a genius he also fucked my bitch. Thank You based god." - Lil B
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>>53302158
my favourite hip hop album of all time. any hip hop fan that has an interest in science, literature and/or social science should check this album out. it's a masterpiece
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>>53301290
word I went to school with Wiki, he's extremely smart
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>>53302268
>meme rap
Do do realize that all this hype could potentially make milo against death grips a meme, right? He didn't to it to express his opinion but to get more hype and more record sales. Honestly im annoyed with DG being everywhere too, but don't be an oblivious guy in a crowd.
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>>53301248
Exquire doesn't get nearly enough shine. Is it just because of his name, or what?
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>>53301767
The best part is he will be a semi famous idiot forever, till he gives up and gets a shitty job dealing with entitled white people all day
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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Me5uEsbX9eU

De La Soul are a great group with some very thoughtful lyrics.
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