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A few days ago at work two of my co-workers were talking about Gucci Manes new album and I hopped in and offered my two cents. One co-worker who doesn't know me as well said "I could never imagine you being really into rap because of all the board game stuff you do."

That made me ask around to my board game friends and they don't listen to rap. I don't listen to music when I game so I guess it never has come up.

Anyone else listen to rap?
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I like both albums by Diggable Planets very much.

Some stuff by A Tribe Called Quest and De La Soul I like.

I like Check Your Head by the Beastie Boys.

But I really super like trip hop and instrumental hip hop.

Stuff like DJ Shadow, Portishead, Tricky, Massive Attack, Thievery Corporation, DJ Krush, Royksopp... I really get into that.
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I like some rap. Used to be into the "gangsta rap" (Ice-T & Ice Cube) when I was younger. Listened to some Eminem and Dr Dre in the 2000's. I don't listen to much of the current stuff, but there are some Kendrick Lamar songs I like. Oh, and about a year or two ago, I delved back into listening to some Wu Tang Clan.

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Digable Planets
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If this were 1992 you guys would be cutting edge.

Yeah, BGG strikes me as possibly the last place on the internet you would find someone who has bought a rap album in the last 20 years.
Just sayin'.
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fightcitymayor wrote:

If this were 1992 you guys would be cutting edge.

Yeah, BGG strikes me as possibly the last place on the internet you would find someone who has bought a rap album in the last 20 years.
Just sayin'.


What, no Public Enemy or Bodycount?

I'll have you know, young fella-me-lad, I bought Council Estate Of Mind by M.C. Skinnyman when it came out. That was 2001, so...
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fightcitymayor wrote:
If this were 1992 you guys would be cutting edge.


Technically, it was more back around that time when it was called rap music. It was also around that time that the phrase hip hop took over. I'm also old enough to be around when rap music first evolved. Music is a like a second language to me, and I play the drums, so something like rap/hip hop music has always been a big draw. Current, although they have been around for some time, hip hop artist for me is The Roots. The are really the first hip hop band that made it big.

(who has an old school rap playlist on Youtube)
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fightcitymayor wrote:
Yeah, BGG strikes me as possibly the last place on the internet you would find someone who has bought a rap album in the last 20 years.
Just sayin'.


Glass Animals Zaba is from 2014.

I doubt anyone would call it rap, but it is right out of the trip hop tradition.
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I don't listen to much, but I like a lot of Eminem's stuff. Does 2 Skinnee J's count?
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When son #2 was in high school he listened to rap. I told him he would soon grow out of it.

He did.
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I have many CDs of artists who use elements of rap in certain songs, that I can enjoy but, for me, full-on hardcore rap is so insistent that I get usually mentally tired of it in mere minutes.

It's a lot like going to a party and there's always that one guy or gal who always seems to be always complaining about something; his job, or her husband. Non-stop. They aren't happy unless they can tell someone else how miserable they are.
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fightcitymayor wrote:
Digable Planets
Tribe Called Quest
Da La Soul
Beastie Boys
Ice-T
Ice Cube
If this were 1992 you guys would be cutting edge.

Yeah, BGG strikes me as possibly the last place on the internet you would find someone who has bought a rap album in the last 20 years.
Just sayin'.


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I don't but I'm old enough to remember when rap first started being heard on the radio. Those first songs were silly and I think I unconsciously mentally dismissed it. Then later the era of gangsta rap disgusted me with its glamorization of violence, sexism, etc. Now there's probably more to rap as a music genre than that of course but I think I just missed the mental window of opportunity for viewing it as something I wish to bother with.
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Very little, though Deltron 3030's first album is one of my all time favorites. As a sci-fi concept album about a hero trying to get to an intergalactic rap battle, it's tailor made for the geek community. I highly recommend it. (The MC/producer/DJ combo of Del the Funkee Homosapian, Dan the Automator, and Kid Koala can't be beat.)
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I listen to rap unwillingly.

At stoplights and such.
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Because I'm old (I had the 12" vinyl of "Rapper's Delight" when it was first released), most of the hip-hop I listen to is, too: De La Soul, Shinehead, Eminem.
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Edward Sexby wrote:
fightcitymayor wrote:
Yeah, BGG strikes me as possibly the last place on the internet you would find someone who has bought a rap album in the last 20 years.

I'll have you know, young fella-me-lad, I bought Council Estate Of Mind by M.C. Skinnyman when it came out. That was 2001, so...

I think the last rap album I bought was Paris' Sonic Jihad, which was 2003, so we are winning this argument.
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frumpish wrote:
But I really super like trip hop and instrumental hip hop.

Stuff like DJ Shadow, Portishead, Tricky, Massive Attack, Thievery Corporation, DJ Krush, Royksopp... I really get into that.
Check out British label Ninja Tune (esp. DJ Food), lotsa good 'Brit-Hop' there I'm sure you'll like.
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It's one of many genres I listen to regularly. I draw mainly from the period 1986 - 2001. Like many white boys of the Yo MTV Raps era, my faves include PE, ATCQ, and De La Soul. Three of my fave rap trax are below: "Piranha" is what I keep wanting Death Grips to be; Pete Nice was a few years ahead of his time; RZA is inconsistent, but he's probably my favorite WTC MC (and of course a great DJ).






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I hopped in and offered my two cents.


I would have offered my 50-cent.
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My 60GB (or something) iPod has about:
15% Hip Hop
15% Blues/Folk
35% Alt/Punk/Indie
15% Orchestral/Opera
10% Classic Rock/Soul/Funk
10% Jazz

The are definitely a few people in my gaming group who listen to rap.

Edit: I had never heard of Gucci Manes...so I guess I am out of the loop in this genre... Googled him. He appears to have a triple scoop ice cream cone branded to his face. I must say I cannot think if anything more gangsta than that.

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shumyum wrote:


Edit: I had never heard of Gucci Manes...so I guess I am out of the loop in this genre... Googled him. He appears to have a triple scoop ice cream cone branded to his face. I must say I cannot think if anything more gangsta than that.



Haha yeah. Dude was on a lot of drugs in the 2010's and was in an out of jail. Put out multiple hits that he just went into the studio and free styled. His music sucks but to put out hits without being aware of anything is straight up goofy. Its like Stephen King reading a few of his books for the first time because he was doing so much coke that he didn't remember writing them.
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I like rap, but usually geeky stuff like this or mcchris or something like that.

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