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Re: Best Hip-Hop tracks of 2008
« Reply #15 on: December 30, 2008, 04:16:34 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, 04:28:58 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
« Last Edit: December 30, 2008, 04:33:06 PM by Young Boss »
 

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Re: Best Hip-Hop tracks of 2008
« Reply #17 on: December 30, 2008, 04:49:51 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, 06:20:22 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.
yup
 

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Re: Best Hip-Hop tracks of 2008
« Reply #19 on: December 30, 2008, 08:27:31 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, 09:11:16 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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Re: Best Hip-Hop tracks of 2008
« Reply #21 on: December 31, 2008, 11:05:05 AM »
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, 01:04:35 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, 01:28:16 PM »
Bishop Lamont - I Can't Figure It Out (off The Confessional)
 

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Re: Best Hip-Hop tracks of 2008
« Reply #24 on: December 31, 2008, 01:57:26 PM »
Bishop Lamont - I Can't Figure It Out (off The Confessional)
awsome song
 

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Re: Best Hip-Hop tracks of 2008
« Reply #25 on: December 31, 2008, 03:04:58 PM »
Bishop Lamont - I Can't Figure It Out (off The Confessional)
awsome song

hell yeah, cant think of many better than this.

+1 for knowing this lol.
 

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Re: Best Hip-Hop tracks of 2008
« Reply #26 on: December 31, 2008, 07:55:48 PM »
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.

BULLSHIT!

They would not have mass e-mailed the song if it wasn't completely finished. Shit, they even put out the instrumental. If you believe that it wasn't finished, then I don't know...
 

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Re: Best Hip-Hop tracks of 2008
« Reply #27 on: January 01, 2009, 03:48:21 AM »
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.

BULLSHIT!

They would not have mass e-mailed the song if it wasn't completely finished. Shit, they even put out the instrumental. If you believe that it wasn't finished, then I don't know...

That's exactly why I asked the question...it seems like some internet nerds really believe anything artists (or better said themselves) want them to believe, you know like "Ow Grow Up was already awesome, but it wasn't finished yet...imagine what it would sound like if it was finished...and people...if you're disappointed by this song, please don't give up.... detox will sound better...cuz then it will be finished"
 

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Re: Best Hip-Hop tracks of 2008
« Reply #28 on: January 01, 2009, 05:55:12 AM »
The Alchemist - Lose Your Life (Ft. Jadakiss, Snoop Dogg & Pusha T)
Big Shug - My Boston (Ft. Singapore Kane & Termanology)
Bishop Lamont - Be Cool (Ft. Xzibit, Ras Kass, Glasses Malone & Mykestro)
Bishop Lamont - Everyday
Bishop Lamont - Can't Figure It Out
Bishop Lamont - The Greatest Trick
Bishop Lamont - Grow Up
Black Milk - Long Story Short
Butch Cassidy - In 2 Deep (Givin It Up) (Ft. Glasses Malone & Roc C)
Butch Cassidy - All I See (Ft. Snoop Dogg & Uncle Issac)
Common - Universal Mind Control (Ft. Pharrell)
Common Market - Winter Takes All
Custom Made - Original Dynasty (Keizan Remix)
Dj AK - Gangsta Lean (Ft. Knoc-Turn'Al)
Elzhi - Motown 25 (Ft. Royce Da 5'9")
Elzhi - Fire (Remix) (Ft. Black Milk, Guilty Simpson, Fatt Father, Danny Brown & Fat Ray)
Focus - Back When... (Ft. Little Brother & DJ Khalil)
Fokis - Can't You See
The Game - My Life (Ft. Lil Wayne)
The Game - Game's Pain (Ft. Keyshia Cole & Grenique Harper)
The Game - LAX Files
The Game - Angel (Ft. Common & John Legend)
Guilty Simpson - Run (Ft. Sean Price & Black Milk)
Ice Cube - Gangsta Rap Made Me Do It
Indef - The Product
Ja Rule - Sunset (Ft. The Game & Stephanie)
Jay Rock, K.Dot & J Black - In The Hood
Kurupt - Yessir
Kurupt & Roscoe - I Got U (Ft. A Dub)
L.A. ZU - Brand New Day
Ludacris - MVP
Mopreme Shakur - Death Before Dishonor (Ft. Bishop Lamont, Taje & Indef)
Mr. Hollywood - We Run L.A. (Ft. Ya Boy)
Nas - Association (Ft. Stic.Man)
Nas - Hero (Ft. Keri Hilson)
Nas - We’re Not Alone (Ft. Mykel)
Nelly - LA (Ft. Snoop Dogg & Nate Dogg)
Nipsey Hussle - They Roll (Ft. The Game)
No One - Outstanding (Ft. Kila Krock)
Omar Cruz - To The Top (Ft. Frankie J)
Prophet - It's Like That
Ras Kass - Elevate (Ft. Crooked I & Odious)
Roca Dolla - What Is A Classic
Trick Trick - We Deep (Ft. Trick Trick)
SchoolBoy Q - Dope Shit (Ft. Jay Rock)
Self Scientific - For The J's (Ft. Krondon & Phil Da Agony)
Shame - Get It How We Get It
Slim Thug - Bitch I'm Back (Ft. Devin The Dude)
Snoop Dogg - Press Play (Ft. Kurupt, Tone Treasure & Calthomeesh West)
Stacee Adamz - Hood Still In Me (Ft. Big Wy)
Statik Selektah - To The Top (Stick 2 The Script) (Ft. Cassidy, Saigon & Termanology)
Topic - Get Like Me
Westurn Union - All Night (Ft. BJ)
Ya Boy - They Know Me
Young De - U Can't Blame Me
Young Dre - My Turn
Young Joker & Stacy Wells - Chef Jeff Theme
Yung Bruh - House Niggaz (Ft. Glasses Malone & Kam)



 

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Re: Best Hip-Hop tracks of 2008
« Reply #29 on: January 01, 2009, 06:52:25 AM »
That instrumental was just a loop Mauzip, if not send it to me. The sound quality is also really low that's why I said that it doesn't sound finished. Here's where Dre said it: http://www.dubcnn.com/connect/index.php?topic=190568.msg1945974#msg1945974

And now I'm not sure if it was Dae One who is Bishop's close producer or Bishop himself said it in an interview that they leaked that track themselves without approval of Jimmy and Dre, like 50 does. I can't find it since the search function is fucked up.