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post #16 of 28
almost forgot about Aesop Rock; especially Float and Labor Days. Aesop + Blockhead = good beats and good lyrics. Actually, even his self-produced stuff is worth listening to, just a lot more chaotic/less structured.
post #17 of 28

This thread is like over five years old but I stumbled onto it and I thought it'd be really cool if fellow memebers could help with updating it.  there are now a bunch of really decent rap, hip hop albums, in terms of music and I'd love to know if anyone has heard some that are also pretty well recorded. 

 

I listen to a very wide genre of music through various cans and iems.  Thanks and Happy Holidays.

 

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post #18 of 28
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Originally Posted by donunus View Post

Beastie Boys

+1 (Did I just +1 a 5 year old post?) I wouldn't quite call it audiophile quality, but Intergalactic is one the best sounding hip hop albums ever. I also think that Everlast has put out some great sounding stuff, but is painfully underrated. 

post #19 of 28

without reading the thread, so i dont know if anyone mentioned this but i think ludacris is the only rapper to have a released an album in sacd format, i imagine a little more care went into the mastering of his album, forgot which one, i think it was the chicken and beer or wateva his album was called one

post #20 of 28

I've been working on a speaker demo cd for me to do my own personal listening tests on. Although my itunes is probably 65% Rap/HipHop i am having a hard time finding good songs aswell. Over-compression being a big problem...

Kendrick Lamar - Bitch Don't Kill My Vibe (good kid, m.A.A.d city)
Bass isn't too strong and i think it's a solid mix.

I have a couple R&B songs i like however for clean vocals and a solid bassline

Alicia Keys - A Woman's Worth (Songs In A Minor)
Beyonce - Me Myself & I (Dangerously In Love)

post #21 of 28

dj quik - rhythm-al-ism

post #22 of 28

Nas - Illmatic

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Surprised nobody mentioned these guys...
post #24 of 28
Digable Plants- Reachin' (A New Refutation of Time and Space) is one of only a few hip-hop CDs that I even rip to flac. Most everything else is 320. Others that sound remarkable are Nas & Damian Marley - Distant Relatives and Damian Marley - welcome to Jamrock. Theres more to list but I gotta go to work.
post #25 of 28
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Digable Plants- Reachin' (A New Refutation of Time and Space) is one of only a few hip-hop CDs that I even rip to flac.

 

Great album. I've always found it to be a quiet recording though - it may just be the CD I have. Not sure whether there were different masters for this release.

post #26 of 28

 

Also, on the subject of quality recordings, APC always bring good production.

post #27 of 28

Vince Staples' Summertime '06 and his EP before that sound good to me, as does Freddie Gibbs and Madlib's Pinata. 

post #28 of 28
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Originally Posted by WraithApe View Post

Great album. I've always found it to be a quiet recording though - it may just be the CD I have. Not sure whether there were different masters for this release.
Quiet compared to modern releases, yes. Compared to Tribe Called Quest early stuff, Public Enemy's first 3 releases, Black Sheep, Ice cubes Amerikkkas Most Wanted, its the same. There was a book released awhile ago that went step by step through the recording process of like 30 of the best/influential hip hop records ever. I think it's called Check the Technique. Digable Planets reachin was one of the chapters. I need to track it down and buy it.
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