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« Reply #25 on: August 12, 2019, 12:10:29 AM »
I see your point about everything being included, but Suga Free is top 5 for me based on skills alone.  Nobody does it like he does.
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« Reply #26 on: August 12, 2019, 07:17:19 PM »
I see your point about everything being included, but Suga Free is top 5 for me based on skills alone.  Nobody does it like he does.

This was the SoCal list
 

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« Reply #27 on: August 12, 2019, 07:33:48 PM »
Interesting list, to say the least. There are some that I wouldn't have put on there or placed as high but there was definitely some thought put into it.
 

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« Reply #28 on: August 12, 2019, 09:53:08 PM »
I see your point about everything being included, but Suga Free is top 5 for me based on skills alone.  Nobody does it like he does.

This was the SoCal list

suga free is from socal .. heís number 12, which is actually pretty damn high
 

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« Reply #29 on: August 13, 2019, 10:30:46 PM »
This is a solid list. Very similar to my own
 
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« Reply #30 on: August 15, 2019, 12:18:42 AM »
List isnít far from my own... but how can you say West Coast without Nate?   Nate can not be categorized as an R&B or a soul singer like Mary J.  The shit Nate does is the same as the Bone singing on a record and you wouldnít say that Bone is R&B?

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« Reply #31 on: August 15, 2019, 03:01:19 AM »
List isnít far from my own... but how can you say West Coast without Nate?   Nate can not be categorized as an R&B or a soul singer like Mary J.  The shit Nate does is the same as the Bone singing on a record and you wouldnít say that Bone is R&B?

Now put the fallen legend in his proper place in the top 10

But Bone Thugz also (and predominantly) rap apart from singing on records. Nate has only ever rapped on one record unlike Kokane for example, it's apples and oranges really. If you put Nate on the list then Butch has to be on it too and once you get onto that side of the genre where would you stop ...Bo Roc, LV and so on


 

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« Reply #32 on: August 15, 2019, 08:57:22 AM »
List isnít far from my own... but how can you say West Coast without Nate?   Nate can not be categorized as an R&B or a soul singer like Mary J.  The shit Nate does is the same as the Bone singing on a record and you wouldnít say that Bone is R&B?

Now put the fallen legend in his proper place in the top 10
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bone thugs are rappers who harmonize, nate strictly sings.. so thats a terrible example.

just because nate is prominent in west coast hip-hop doesnít make him a rapper. he would go on a singer list.

if u wanna put nate on there, we gota put butch cassidy, danny boy, bo roc, michelíle, anderson paak .. where do we draw the line?

if u consider nate an emcee, then ur not being genuine.

 

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« Reply #33 on: August 15, 2019, 08:58:07 AM »
List isnít far from my own... but how can you say West Coast without Nate?   Nate can not be categorized as an R&B or a soul singer like Mary J.  The shit Nate does is the same as the Bone singing on a record and you wouldnít say that Bone is R&B?

Now put the fallen legend in his proper place in the top 10

But Bone Thugz also (and predominantly) rap apart from singing on records. Nate has only ever rapped on one record unlike Kokane for example, it's apples and oranges really. If you put Nate on the list then Butch has to be on it too and once you get onto that side of the genre where would you stop ...Bo Roc, LV and so on

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nate is not a rapper .. heís said that himself.
 

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« Reply #34 on: August 17, 2019, 01:18:52 AM »
List isnít far from my own... but how can you say West Coast without Nate?   Nate can not be categorized as an R&B or a soul singer like Mary J.  The shit Nate does is the same as the Bone singing on a record and you wouldnít say that Bone is R&B?

Now put the fallen legend in his proper place in the top 10

But Bone Thugz also (and predominantly) rap apart from singing on records. Nate has only ever rapped on one record unlike Kokane for example, it's apples and oranges really. If you put Nate on the list then Butch has to be on it too and once you get onto that side of the genre where would you stop ...Bo Roc, LV and so on

Look, it's a bit subjective cause I do realize the dude is "singing" so I understand why some might not place him as a rapper. 

...But everything else about Nate says he is a rapper.  Production is hip-hop, collaborators are hip-hop (it's not like he was doing tracks with Whitney Houston and Brian Mcknight) styles are all hip-hop, demeanor is hip-hop, the fans of his music are rap fans not R&B fans, the same people that are listenin to Dogg Pound are the same people that are loyal to Nate.  I mean everything about the dude is hip-hop, but just because he is singing on a record...

He should be called A RAPPER WHO SINGS!

It's all subjective and up to the journalists and marketing execs to figure out and if I remember correctly they did used to place him in the rap section of stores.

So my West Coast Rap list would have all them dudes on it like...

7.  Nate
34. Kokane
39.  Butch Cassidy

...something like that
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« Reply #35 on: August 17, 2019, 02:12:31 AM »
List isnít far from my own... but how can you say West Coast without Nate?   Nate can not be categorized as an R&B or a soul singer like Mary J.  The shit Nate does is the same as the Bone singing on a record and you wouldnít say that Bone is R&B?

Now put the fallen legend in his proper place in the top 10

But Bone Thugz also (and predominantly) rap apart from singing on records. Nate has only ever rapped on one record unlike Kokane for example, it's apples and oranges really. If you put Nate on the list then Butch has to be on it too and once you get onto that side of the genre where would you stop ...Bo Roc, LV and so on

collaborators are hip-hop (it's not like he was doing tracks with Whitney Houston and Brian Mcknight)

Lol come on now, are you even trying  ;D ;D ;D

 

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« Reply #36 on: August 17, 2019, 05:32:40 AM »
List isnít far from my own... but how can you say West Coast without Nate?   Nate can not be categorized as an R&B or a soul singer like Mary J.  The shit Nate does is the same as the Bone singing on a record and you wouldnít say that Bone is R&B?

Now put the fallen legend in his proper place in the top 10

But Bone Thugz also (and predominantly) rap apart from singing on records. Nate has only ever rapped on one record unlike Kokane for example, it's apples and oranges really. If you put Nate on the list then Butch has to be on it too and once you get onto that side of the genre where would you stop ...Bo Roc, LV and so on

Look, it's a bit subjective cause I do realize the dude is "singing" so I understand why some might not place him as a rapper. 

...But everything else about Nate says he is a rapper.  Production is hip-hop, collaborators are hip-hop (it's not like he was doing tracks with Whitney Houston and Brian Mcknight) styles are all hip-hop, demeanor is hip-hop, the fans of his music are rap fans not R&B fans, the same people that are listenin to Dogg Pound are the same people that are loyal to Nate.  I mean everything about the dude is hip-hop, but just because he is singing on a record...

He should be called A RAPPER WHO SINGS!

It's all subjective and up to the journalists and marketing execs to figure out and if I remember correctly they did used to place him in the rap section of stores.

So my West Coast Rap list would have all them dudes on it like...

7.  Nate
34. Kokane
39.  Butch Cassidy

...something like that

kokane actually raps tho, thats why heís on my list.

and if u heard g-funk classics vol 1 & 2, u would see that nate actually did collaborate/had his share of duets with only singers. and yes, he even had a duet with brian mcknight lol.

hip-hop soul/gangsta soul ..... thatís what its defined as when your collaborators/production is rap oriented, but youíre straight singing.

nate has corrected people in the past when they called him a rapper.
 

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« Reply #37 on: August 17, 2019, 07:55:35 AM »
Itís true. Even to this day if you go into Ameoba or any other record store Nate will be in the Hip Hop section
 

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« Reply #38 on: August 17, 2019, 09:19:32 AM »
Itís true. Even to this day if you go into Ameoba or any other record store Nate will be in the Hip Hop section

yup .. because of the features and production

heís still not a rapper tho

even funnier, anderson paak actually raps and his music is in the r&b section
 

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« Reply #39 on: August 17, 2019, 09:25:33 AM »
Itís true. Even to this day if you go into Ameoba or any other record store Nate will be in the Hip Hop section

hip-hop ≠ rap tho
 

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« Reply #40 on: August 17, 2019, 09:53:04 AM »
this is HIS list.
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« Reply #41 on: August 20, 2019, 04:16:13 AM »
since itís impossible to get all the legends in 1 list, iím doin mine by region



up next = bay area/norcal

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Dope list would  put Game in 1/2nd depending on my Pac mood. 2 Favorite rappers.
and remove Fatlip, Tone Loc, Domino & Suga Free(not my kind of rappers)

Would add King Lil G, Glasses Malone, Skeme, Schoolboy Q, YG & Jay Rock

But I am hard pressed to add names and remove others and in a top 50 thats crasy. - I do not agree on order tho =)
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