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Best Hip-Hop tracks of 2008
« on: December 30, 2008, 01:00:16 PM »
What are your favourite hip-hop songs of 2008..?

Heres my list:
1. The Game ft Lil Wayne - My Life
2. T.I. - No Matter What
3. Lil Wayne ft Jay-Z - Mr Carter
4. The Game ft Common - Angel
5. The Game ft Ice Cube - State of Emergency

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Re: Best Hip-Hop tracks of 2008
« Reply #1 on: December 30, 2008, 01:27:33 PM »
What are your favourite hip-hop songs of 2008..?

Heres my list:
1. The Game ft Lil Wayne - My Life
2. T.I. - No Matter What
3. Lil Wayne ft Jay-Z - Mr Carter
4. The Game ft Common - Angel
5. The Game ft Ice Cube - State of Emergency

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Re: Best Hip-Hop tracks of 2008
« Reply #2 on: December 30, 2008, 01:39:11 PM »
1.Rick Ross - Boss
2.T.I - Whatever you Like
3.Lil Wayne : Lollipop
4.Souljah Boy : Marco Polo
5.Kanye : Love Lockdown

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Re: Best Hip-Hop tracks of 2008
« Reply #3 on: December 30, 2008, 01:43:44 PM »
^ lol


here are 5 tracks (in random order) that I like:
Kurupt - Yes Sir
TexasTec - Still Love Lac's (feat. Pimp C)
Snoop Dogg - Press Play (feat. Kurupt)
Kids Incorporated (Evidence, Alchemist & 88-Keys) - Stay Up! (Viagra) (Illmind Yo' Business Remix)
Young Dre The Truth - Welcome 2 Cali
 

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Re: Best Hip-Hop tracks of 2008
« Reply #4 on: December 30, 2008, 01:51:23 PM »
^^^^ you seem pretty "high" on Young Dre the truth , I have not checked his work yet ...  what are his best  mixtapes/songs ?
 

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Re: Best Hip-Hop tracks of 2008
« Reply #5 on: December 30, 2008, 01:53:15 PM »
^^^^ you seem pretty "high" on Young Dre the truth , I have not checked his work yet ...  what are his best  mixtapes/songs ?

Check out these...
http://www.dubcnn.com/features/monumentalmonday/

and this one...
Young Dre The Truth-Can_t Be Faded _ft. Nate Dogg _ E-40_ _Prod. by J.R. Rotem_.mp3 - 4.00MB

That's a good introduction if you're not familiar with him...
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Re: Best Hip-Hop tracks of 2008
« Reply #6 on: December 30, 2008, 01:58:21 PM »
What are your favourite hip-hop songs of 2008..?

Heres my list:
1. The Game ft Lil Wayne - My Life
2. T.I. - No Matter What
3. Lil Wayne ft Jay-Z - Mr Carter
4. The Game ft Common - Angel
5. The Game ft Ice Cube - State of Emergency

More like Worst Hip-Hop tracks of 2008.
 

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Re: Best Hip-Hop tracks of 2008
« Reply #7 on: December 30, 2008, 02:14:19 PM »
Kurupt - Yessir
Snoop Dogg - Press Play
Crooked I - Hip Hop Weekly #52
Royce Da 5'9'' - I'm Me
Immortal Technique - Mistakes
 

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Re: Best Hip-Hop tracks of 2008
« Reply #8 on: December 30, 2008, 02:18:47 PM »
 

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Re: Best Hip-Hop tracks of 2008
« Reply #9 on: December 30, 2008, 03:14:48 PM »
Hmmm tough decision. Seeing as Lupe came out in 2008 in the UK ima say:

1. Lupe Fiasco - Hip Hop Saved My Life

Track was genius; well written and well produced. I don't think i've heard a better homage than that given to Slim Thug by Lupe. Easily one of Lupes best tracks and a true hip-hop classic.

2. Bishop Lamont - Grow Up

The first verse is really powerful to me and made me rewind the track quite a few times which is unusual with me when listening to current rap tracks. At first I was a bit disappointed by the track, expecting something on the level of Still Dre or Gin & Juice yet this track serves a completely different purpose. Bishop does what Jay Z did throughout Kingdom Come, he talks about the immaturity of not only hip hop but aspects of black culture in America, and he does it better than Jay.

3. Jay Electronica - Eternal Sunshine (The Pledge)

Just an amazing track... Jay is the best up-and-coming rapper from the south by far. Forget your Wayne's, TI's, Rick Ross's, it's all about Jay Electronica. Just Blaze has hooked up with him and you can expect HUGE things from Jay next year. This track just defines his work; it's refreshingly good after listening to such stale hip hop.

4. Sway - Pray 4 Kaya

Sway moves from strength to strength, and his sophomore album, The Signature LP, was better than his first. Sway has managed to maintain his lyrical dominance with wittiness unmatched by most rappers. This track though is sombre and is a heartfelt tale of his friend's car accident in which she ends up in a coma. Sway is able to transfer his emotions beautifully and thus I feel this track deserves some recognition.

5. Young Jeezy ft. Nas - My President Is Black

This almost pained me to add a Jeezy song to the list. I have hated Jeezy ever since he ruined Ludacris' song Grew Up A Screw Up. However with The Recession I felt Jeezy turned a corner and dropped a decent album. He tackled some serious issues throughout the album and I think this is the most recognizable. In a year in which Obama was elected President I think this track is the true anthem. Much like Rich Boy, Jeezy surprised me with his ability to rap about political issues. All I can wish is that southern rappers continue to move towards more political issues because I feel they have a lot to say coming from a region that was and still can be extremely racist.

Anyway thats my list.
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Re: Best Hip-Hop tracks of 2008
« Reply #10 on: December 30, 2008, 03:53:09 PM »
^^ That was a nice read, props.

My top 5 songs off the top of my head (in no particular order)

1. Slim Thug feat. Devin The Dude - Bitch I'm Back
I never was a big Slim Thug fan but this track is great. It involves quality storytelling about the positive and negative aspects of his career, fly Devin hook and nice laid back beat from Dre with a killer bassline. Great song to smoke to.

2. Bishop Lamont - Grow Up
Definetly not what anybody was expecting but that's the type of rapper Bishop is. A single with actual substance, telling every rapper what we always say: to show growth, stop with the pety beefs and release quality hip-hop music; to grow up. Bishop could've went the safe rout and dropped a club or a chick singer but he took a chance and went out of the box. I smell a simillar outcome as Chamillionare had with Ultimate Victory, so Bishop is probably gonna get dropped. Dre delivered a beat with some fly guitars, polished piano and those big clapping drums. However, you can tell that the track wasn't completley finished (confirmed from Bishop and Dre), so again thanks to Matty for improving the quality.

3. Ludacris - MVP
Ludacris over a Premo beat, nothing more to be said. Shame that the album was garbage but that's another story.

4. The Game feat. Common - Angel
Just a real feel good track, was great to listen to in the summer. Hook gives me chills everytime I hear it and Game & Common did the beat justice.

5. Snoop Dogg - Press Play
A really strong opening of the otherwise weak album. Has that classic 99-02 westcoast feel with Kurupt doing the adlibs and Quik dropped one of the best, if not the best beat of 08.

Sly Fox and Hero from Nas and No Matter What (T.I.) are next in line.
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Re: Best Hip-Hop tracks of 2008
« Reply #11 on: December 30, 2008, 03:59:10 PM »
in no order

The Game - Angel (Feat. Common)
Snoop Dogg - Press Play
Scarface - High Powered (Feat. Papa Rue)
Bishop Lamont - Grow Up
Nas - Hero (Feat. Keri Hilson)
Ice Cube - Gangsta Rap Made Me Do It
Bun B - II Trill (Feat. Z-Ro)

and more that I can't think of at the moment
 

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Re: Best Hip-Hop tracks of 2008
« Reply #12 on: December 30, 2008, 04:01:03 PM »
No order

The Game featuring Common - Angel
Bishpp Lamont - Grow Up
Snoop Dogg featuring Kurupt - Press Play
Joe Budden - Dear Diary
Slim Thug featuring Devin The Dude - Bitch I'm Back
 

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Re: Best Hip-Hop tracks of 2008
« Reply #13 on: December 30, 2008, 04:02:33 PM »
What are your favourite hip-hop songs of 2008..?

Heres my list:
1. The Game ft Lil Wayne - My Life
2. T.I. - No Matter What
3. Lil Wayne ft Jay-Z - Mr Carter
4. The Game ft Common - Angel
5. The Game ft Ice Cube - State of Emergency

free post?

LOL i agree.
 

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Re: Best Hip-Hop tracks of 2008
« Reply #14 on: December 30, 2008, 04:12:01 PM »
Blaq Poet- 'Don't give a fuck' & 'Ain't nutthin' changed', T.I.- Live your life & No matter what, Jayo Felony- 'Blocc party',Q Tip -Move, Jay Z- Brooklyn.
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Re: Best Hip-Hop tracks of 2008
« Reply #15 on: December 30, 2008, 05:16:34 PM »
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Quik dropped one of the best, if not the best beat of 08.

Best beat of 08? Give me a break man, that beat sucked.
 

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Re: Best Hip-Hop tracks of 2008
« Reply #16 on: December 30, 2008, 05:28:58 PM »
favorite or best?

in no order

game ft nas - letter to the king
slaughterhouse - onslaught
nas - sly fox
ludacris - mvp
evidence - solitary confinement
self scientific ft game and talib kweli - everywhere i go
TI - no matter what
asher roth - the lounge
b.o.b - i'll be in the sky
joe budden - sidetracked
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« Reply #17 on: December 30, 2008, 05:49:51 PM »
Q-Tip - Move
Elzhi Ft. Royce da 5'9 - Motown 25 fuck it the entire album is heat, so is black milk's album!
Ice Cube - Gangsta Rap Made Me Do It
Nas - Hero
EPMD - Listen Up (even though it's not like their old sound, still like the track)
Xzibit - Forever You Won't

those are tracks I enjoyed from this year. Was a shitty year for hiphop lol.

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Re: Best Hip-Hop tracks of 2008
« Reply #18 on: December 30, 2008, 07:20:22 PM »
What are your favourite hip-hop songs of 2008..?

Heres my list:
1. The Game ft Lil Wayne - My Life
2. T.I. - No Matter What
3. Lil Wayne ft Jay-Z - Mr Carter
4. The Game ft Common - Angel
5. The Game ft Ice Cube - State of Emergency

free post?

LOL i agree.
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Re: Best Hip-Hop tracks of 2008
« Reply #19 on: December 30, 2008, 09:27:31 PM »
No Order:



Snoop Dogg & Kurupt - Smokin' XMas Trees  8)
Devin The Dude - Stangy
Scarface - High Powered
Three 6 Mafia - Lolli Lolli
Lil' Wayne - A Millie
 

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Re: Best Hip-Hop tracks of 2008
« Reply #20 on: December 31, 2008, 10:11:16 AM »
Games my life, wish he would of done it without lil wayne and a better beat, a west coast beat to be exact.
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« Reply #21 on: December 31, 2008, 12:05:05 PM »
This list is comprised off of the artists and their select songs that I bumped the most.  Additionally, all of the artists surprised me.

DJ Ak Ft. Knoc-Turn'al Gangsta Lean
Knoc kills the beat and delivers outstanding bars.  The beat is smooth and straight classic west coast which lately seems to a rare gem to find.  I can get high to this, I can bump it in my whip, I can get down at a party.  Hell, I studied to this joint.   

Lloyd Banks Shine Thru
Banks rips this track a new one with complete honesty.   He blew my expectations by spitting his soul.  While the beat comes from Jay Rock, Banks does it justice.  Peep this track.

Nas Testify
Only Nas would make a joint dissing white folk while acknowledging they supply him his income.  A laid back beat with Nas spitting his truth even if I don't support his entire message, I vibe along.  This shows the complexity of Nas as a rapper and an individual.

Bishop Lamont Everyday
Everyone seems to have finally respect Grow Up but this track kills.  Lamont spits a message of support as your personal motivational speaker.  Can't tell you how many times I had this track on when I was strugglin'.   Hot classic by Lamont.

Astronautalis Ft. P.O.S The Story of My Life
Astronautalis is not a typical rapper.   He's considered backpack artist by most tradition rap fans but he represents a section of hip-hop whether you accept or not.  Aided by P.O.S they kill this beat and spit poetry about their lives.  Shit bangs hard and is the truth. 

Stat Quo Act Up
Stat is the final artist of this list to pleasantly surprise me.  He released two banging mixtapes for free and is dropping a third tomorrow.  Additionally, similar to bishop Lamont he spit straight truth in interviews.  That's all I ever expect from an entertainer.  This track is just a hype track, feel good music.

Runner ups:
Black Milk Ft. Colin Munroe Without U
Lil Wayne Ft. Bobby Valentino Ms. Officer
Reks Ft. Lil Fame All in One (5 mics)
Kanye West Ft. Young Jeezy Amazing
Royce Da 5'9 Shake This
Immortal Technique Mistakes
Common Ft. Cee-Lo Green Make My Day
 

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Re: Best Hip-Hop tracks of 2008
« Reply #22 on: December 31, 2008, 02:04:35 PM »
^^ That was a nice read, props.

My top 5 songs off the top of my head (in no particular order)

1. Slim Thug feat. Devin The Dude - Bitch I'm Back
I never was a big Slim Thug fan but this track is great. It involves quality storytelling about the positive and negative aspects of his career, fly Devin hook and nice laid back beat from Dre with a killer bassline. Great song to smoke to.

2. Bishop Lamont - Grow Up
Definetly not what anybody was expecting but that's the type of rapper Bishop is. A single with actual substance, telling every rapper what we always say: to show growth, stop with the pety beefs and release quality hip-hop music; to grow up. Bishop could've went the safe rout and dropped a club or a chick singer but he took a chance and went out of the box. I smell a simillar outcome as Chamillionare had with Ultimate Victory, so Bishop is probably gonna get dropped. Dre delivered a beat with some fly guitars, polished piano and those big clapping drums. However, you can tell that the track wasn't completley finished (confirmed from Bishop and Dre), so again thanks to Matty for improving the quality.

3. Ludacris - MVP
Ludacris over a Premo beat, nothing more to be said. Shame that the album was garbage but that's another story.

4. The Game feat. Common - Angel
Just a real feel good track, was great to listen to in the summer. Hook gives me chills everytime I hear it and Game & Common did the beat justice.

5. Snoop Dogg - Press Play
A really strong opening of the otherwise weak album. Has that classic 99-02 westcoast feel with Kurupt doing the adlibs and Quik dropped one of the best, if not the best beat of 08.

Sly Fox and Hero from Nas and No Matter What (T.I.) are next in line.

dear Meho, could you (or anyone else here) please give some evidence concerning "...the track wasn't completley finished (confirmed from Bishop and Dre)" ?

thank you very much

 

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Re: Best Hip-Hop tracks of 2008
« Reply #23 on: December 31, 2008, 02:28:16 PM »
Bishop Lamont - I Can't Figure It Out (off The Confessional)
 

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« Reply #24 on: December 31, 2008, 02:57:26 PM »
Bishop Lamont - I Can't Figure It Out (off The Confessional)
awsome song