JuanSOLO wrote:Acey was once upon a time a favorite MC. For me it's not about looking hard enough, although I do like finding out things I haven't heard or missed. However guys like Acey and even Abstract Rude are a few of the MC's whos last few albums have been ultra lack luster to me. Granted there are some gems here and there, but over all I feel it's redundant and "sometimes" surprisingly shallow. But what do I know, I still rock Kool Kieth and the Beastie Boys.gaijin1717 wrote:Just wanted to jump in to say: Street Sweeper Social Club, B. Dolan, Aceyalone, etc., etc., etc. If you think hip hop is dying you aren't looking hard enough.
I feel the same way... Acealoyne, Abstract Rude, Micah 9 all those guys have some great tracks but I began to find that I skip most of the disc. If in the end all I got was two or three great tracks for 10-15 bucks then I got a little cheated. I appreciate their work, for what its worth, but I bought the CD to hear good music not necessarily just work.
The new Souls of Mischief album is the inverse of that...
Besides, I realize that there is stuff out there and you have to dig for it, but thats the problem... you have to dig for it. Isn't there something a little wrong with this statement?
I'm willing to pull those 3 tracks out of 12-18 off the disc and put those in my playlist, but I'd much rather grab the whole disc and pop that in my car's player as I head down the road.
Shouldn't the people making the hip-hop do the digging? I mean, I for one am glad that Thes1 and Double K do all the digging they do, but when I pop in a disc that I copped at a show. I want to be able to enjoy most of it.
Besides the subject I chose for this thread had more to do with the world looking at hip hop as... as... whatever the hell that shit is on TV and on the radio.
gaijin1717 I wasn't taking from the inside looking out.. I meant from the outside looking in.