Music of Hip Hop: Round 1, Week 3

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Music of Hip Hop: Round 1, Week 3

Postby ordinaryperson » Sun May 07, 2017 1:08 am

Vote for your favorite out of each of the match ups. Voting for this week will end on the 13th of May at 7:00pm EST.

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The Brackets
Albums
Songs

Albums
Fugees - The Score vs. Kanye West - Late Registration
Notorious B.I.G. - Ready to Die vs. Beastie Boys - Licensed to Ill
Kanye West - Yeezus vs. M.I.A. – Kala
Death Grips - The Money Store vs. Kate Tempest - Everybody Down

Songs
Death Grips - Hacker vs. GZA - 4th Chamber
Kanye West - New Slaves vs. Public Enemy - Black Steel in the Hour of Chaos
A Tribe Called Quest - Scenario vs. The Roots - The Seed (2.0)
Earl Sweatshirt - Hive vs. Odd Future - Oldie
IAM - Demain c'est Loin vs. Public Enemy - Rebel Without a Pause
Nas - Halftime vs. Gang Starr - Lovesick
Arrested Development - Tennessee vs. Missy Elliott - Work It
Deltron 3030 - 3030 vs. Pete Rock & InI - Grown Man Sport

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Re: Music of Hip Hop: Round 1, Week 3

Postby PlasticRam » Sun May 07, 2017 1:45 am

I vote for Yeezus and New Slaves. And Ready to Die.
I feel like that

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Re: Music of Hip Hop: Round 1, Week 3

Postby Listyguy » Sun May 07, 2017 2:44 am

Oh boy, my two favorite songs this week are facing each other..

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Re: Music of Hip Hop: Round 1, Week 3

Postby slick » Sun May 07, 2017 3:50 am

Albums
Kanye West - Late Registration
Beastie Boys - Licensed to Ill
M.I.A. – Kala
PASS

Songs
GZA - 4th Chamber
Public Enemy - Black Steel in the Hour of Chaos
A Tribe Called Quest - Scenario (THIS IS UNFAIR -- MY 2 FAVORITE SONGS THIS WEEK)
PASS
Public Enemy - Rebel Without a Pause
Nas - Halftime
Arrested Development - Tennessee
Pete Rock & InI - Grown Man Sport

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Re: Music of Hip Hop: Round 1, Week 3

Postby prosecutorgodot » Sun May 07, 2017 5:08 am

Kate Tempest definitely doesn't work for me.

Albums
Kanye West - Late Registration
Beastie Boys - Licensed to Ill
Kanye West - Yeezus
Death Grips - The Money Store

Songs
Death Grips - Hacker
Kanye West - New Slaves
A Tribe Called Quest - Scenario
Earl Sweatshirt - Hive
Public Enemy - Rebel Without a Pause
Gang Starr - Lovesick
Missy Elliott - Work It
Pete Rock & InI - Grown Man Sport

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Postby bootsy » Sun May 07, 2017 5:46 am

Albums
Kanye West - Late Registration
Notorious B.I.G. - Ready to Die
Kanye West - Yeezus
Death Grips - The Money Store

Songs
GZA - 4th Chamber
Public Enemy - Black Steel in the Hour of Chaos
A Tribe Called Quest - Scenario
Earl Sweatshirt - Hive
Public Enemy - Rebel Without a Pause
Nas - Halftime
Arrested Development - Tennessee
Deltron 3030 - 3030

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Re: Music of Hip Hop: Round 1, Week 3

Postby Bang Jan » Sun May 07, 2017 9:40 am

Albums
Kanye West - Late Registration
Notorious B.I.G. - Ready to Die
Kanye West - Yeezus
Death Grips - The Money Store

Songs
GZA - 4th Chamber
Kanye West - New Slaves
A Tribe Called Quest - Scenario
Pass
Public Enemy - Rebel Without a Pause
Nas - Halftime
Missy Elliott - Work It
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Re: Music of Hip Hop: Round 1, Week 3

Postby EmilienDelRey » Sun May 07, 2017 10:45 am

SONGS
11. Death Grips - Hacker
vs.
2. GZA - 4th Chamber

9. Kanye West - New Slaves
vs.
7. Public Enemy - Black Steel in the Hour of Chaos

3. A Tribe Called Quest - Scenario
vs.
6. The Roots - The Seed (2.0)

16. Earl Sweatshirt - Hive
vs.
13. Odd Future - Oldie

5. IAM - Demain c'est Loin
vs.
10. Public Enemy - Rebel Without a Pause

8. Nas - Halftime
vs.
12. Gang Starr - Lovesick

14. Arrested Development - Tennessee
vs.
15. Missy Elliott - Work It

4. Deltron 3030 - 3030
vs.
1. Pete Rock & InI - Grown Man Sport

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Re: Music of Hip Hop: Round 1, Week 3

Postby StevieFan13 » Sun May 07, 2017 2:11 pm

GZA - 4th Chamber
Public Enemy - Black Steel in the Hour of Chaos
A Tribe Called Quest - Scenario
Odd Future - Oldie
Public Enemy - Rebel Without a Pause
Nas - Halftime (though I could do without the homophobia)
Arrested Development - Tennessee
Pete Rock & Ini - Grown Man Sport
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Re: Music of Hip Hop: Round 1, Week 3

Postby EmilienDelRey » Sun May 07, 2017 4:42 pm

ALBUMS
7. Fugees - The Score
vs.
4. Kanye West - Late Registration

1. Notorious B.I.G. - Ready to Die
vs.
5. Beastie Boys - Licensed to Ill

3. Kanye West - Yeezus
vs.
2. M.I.A. – Kala

6. Death Grips - The Money Store
vs.
8. Kate Tempest - Everybody Down

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Re: Music of Hip Hop: Round 1, Week 3

Postby antonius » Sun May 07, 2017 5:22 pm

Albums
Kanye West - Late Registration
Notorious B.I.G. - Ready to Die
Kanye West - Yeezus
Kate Tempest - Everybody Down

Songs
GZA - 4th Chamber
Public Enemy - Black Steel in the Hour of Chaos
A Tribe Called Quest - Scenario
pass
IAM - Demain c'est Loin
Gang Starr - Lovesick
Missy Elliott - Work It
Pete Rock & InI - Grown Man Sport

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Re: Music of Hip Hop: Round 1, Week 3

Postby Honorio » Sun May 07, 2017 7:09 pm


(I'll go with the ladies this week)

2. Fugees - The Score
vs.
3. Kanye West - Late Registration

6. The Notorious B.I.G. - Ready to Die
vs.
7. Beastie Boys - Licensed to Ill

5. Kanye West - Yeezus
vs.
1. M.I.A. - Kala

8. Death Grips - The Money Store
vs.
4. Kate Tempest - Everybody Down




16. Death Grips - Hacker
vs.
7. Genius/GZA feat. Ghostface Killah, Killah Priest & RZA - 4th Chamber

3. Kanye West - New Slaves
vs.
2. Public Enemy - Black Steel in the Hour of Chaos

5. A Tribe Called Quest feat. Leaders of the New School - Scenario
vs.
1. The Roots feat. Cody Chesnutt - The Seed (2.0)

15. Earl Sweatshirt feat. Casey Veggies & Vince Staples - Hive
vs.
14. Odd Future - Oldie

4. IAM - Demain, c'est loin
vs.
9. Public Enemy - Rebel Without a Pause

12. Nasty Nas - Halftime
vs.
11. Gang Starr - Lovesick

8. Arrested Development - Tennessee
vs.
10. Missy Elliott - Work It

6. Deltron 3030 - 3030
vs.
13. Pete Rock & InI - Grown Man Sport

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Re: Music of Hip Hop: Round 1, Week 3

Postby bootsy » Sun May 07, 2017 9:49 pm

StevieFan13 wrote:GZA - 4th Chamber
Public Enemy - Black Steel in the Hour of Chaos
The Roots - The Seed (2.0) (it was desperately close to being a draw, but since Scenario is almost certainly going to win anyway, I might as well give one vote to the Roots)
Odd Future - Oldie
Public Enemy - Rebel Without a Pause
Nas - Halftime (though I could do without the homophobia)
Arrested Development - Tennessee
Pete Rock & Ini - Grown Man Sport

:? Song had one word in it, that's not homophobia.

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Re: Music of Hip Hop: Round 1, Week 3

Postby StevieFan13 » Sun May 07, 2017 10:09 pm

bootsy wrote:
StevieFan13 wrote:GZA - 4th Chamber
Public Enemy - Black Steel in the Hour of Chaos
The Roots - The Seed (2.0) (it was desperately close to being a draw, but since Scenario is almost certainly going to win anyway, I might as well give one vote to the Roots)
Odd Future - Oldie
Public Enemy - Rebel Without a Pause
Nas - Halftime (though I could do without the homophobia)
Arrested Development - Tennessee
Pete Rock & Ini - Grown Man Sport

:? Song had one word in it, that's not homophobia.

Don't like that word.
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Re: Music of Hip Hop: Round 1, Week 3

Postby Rocky Raccoon » Sun May 07, 2017 10:11 pm

Albums
Fugees - The Score
Notorious B.I.G. - Ready to Die
M.I.A. – Kala
Death Grips - The Money Store

Songs
Death Grips - Hacker
Public Enemy - Black Steel in the Hour of Chaos
The Roots - The Seed (2.0)
Earl Sweatshirt - Hive vs. Odd Future - Oldie (No vote)
Public Enemy - Rebel Without a Pause
Nas - Halftime
Missy Elliott - Work It
Pete Rock & InI - Grown Man Sport

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Re: Music of Hip Hop: Round 1, Week 3

Postby bootsy » Sun May 07, 2017 10:15 pm

StevieFan13 wrote:
bootsy wrote:
StevieFan13 wrote:GZA - 4th Chamber
Public Enemy - Black Steel in the Hour of Chaos
The Roots - The Seed (2.0) (it was desperately close to being a draw, but since Scenario is almost certainly going to win anyway, I might as well give one vote to the Roots)
Odd Future - Oldie
Public Enemy - Rebel Without a Pause
Nas - Halftime (though I could do without the homophobia)
Arrested Development - Tennessee
Pete Rock & Ini - Grown Man Sport

:? Song had one word in it, that's not homophobia.

Don't like that word.

Fine don't like the word, it's not a homophobic song. There are plenty of words I don't like in songs but I don't label it as something that it isn't. I've listened to that song plenty of times and there is nothing homophobic about it. I'm sure you didn't mind him or other artists that use the n word but you tolerate that. Give me a break.

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Re: Music of Hip Hop: Round 1, Week 3

Postby StevieFan13 » Sun May 07, 2017 10:31 pm

bootsy wrote:
StevieFan13 wrote:
bootsy wrote: :? Song had one word in it, that's not homophobia.

Don't like that word.

Fine don't like the word, it's not a homophobic song. There are plenty of words I don't like in songs but I don't label it as something that it isn't. I've listened to that song plenty of times and there is nothing homophobic about it. I'm sure you didn't mind him or other artists that use the n word but you tolerate that. Give me a break.

Fair enough.
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Re: Music of Hip Hop: Round 1, Week 3

Postby Neil » Mon May 08, 2017 6:27 pm

Albums
Fugees - The Score
Notorious B.I.G. - Ready to Die
Kanye West - Yeezus
Death Grips - The Money Store

Songs
Death Grips - Hacker
Kanye West - New Slaves
The Roots - The Seed (2.0)
Odd Future - Oldie
Public Enemy - Rebel Without a Pause
Gang Starr - Lovesick
Missy Elliott - Work It
Deltron 3030 - 3030

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Postby jamieW » Tue May 09, 2017 11:44 pm

Albums
Kanye West - Late Registration
Notorious B.I.G. - Ready to Die
Kanye West - Yeezus
Kate Tempest - Everybody Down

Favorite album I couldn't vote for: Fugees - The Score

Songs
GZA - 4th Chamber
Public Enemy - Black Steel in the Hour of Chaos
The Roots - The Seed (2.0)
Odd Future - Oldie
Public Enemy - Rebel Without a Pause
Nas - Halftime
Arrested Development - Tennessee
Deltron 3030 - 3030

Favorite song I couldn't vote for: A Tribe Called Quest - Scenario

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Re: Music of Hip Hop: Round 1, Week 3

Postby Jeff » Wed May 10, 2017 5:58 am

Fugees - The Score vs. Kanye West - Late Registration
Notorious B.I.G. - Ready to Die vs. Beastie Boys - Licensed to Ill
Kanye West - Yeezus vs. M.I.A. – Kala
Death Grips - The Money Store vs. Kate Tempest - Everybody Down

Songs
Death Grips - Hacker vs. GZA - 4th Chamber
Kanye West - New Slaves vs. Public Enemy - Black Steel in the Hour of Chaos
A Tribe Called Quest - Scenario vs. The Roots - The Seed (2.0)
Earl Sweatshirt - Hive vs. Odd Future - Oldie
IAM - Demain c'est Loin vs. Public Enemy - Rebel Without a Pause
Nas - Halftime vs. Gang Starr - Lovesick
Arrested Development - Tennessee vs. Missy Elliott - Work It
Deltron 3030 - 3030 vs. Pete Rock & InI - Grown Man Sport

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Re: Music of Hip Hop: Round 1, Week 3

Postby IllumiThottie » Fri May 12, 2017 3:30 pm

Albums

Kanye West - Late Registration
Notorious B.I.G. - Ready to Die
Kanye West - Yeezus
Death Grips - The Money Store


Songs

GZA - 4th Chamber
Public Enemy - Black Steel in the Hour of Chaos
The Roots - The Seed (2.0)
Earl Sweatshirt - Hive
Public Enemy - Rebel Without a Pause
Nas - Halftime
Arrested Development - Tennessee
Deltron 3030 - 3030

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Re: Music of Hip Hop: Round 1, Week 3

Postby Nassim » Fri May 12, 2017 8:07 pm

Albums
pass : as time passes, Late Registration has become my 2nd least liked favorite Kanye album. The Score would beat Graduation and lose against the other ones... but here it's pretty much a tie.
Beastie Boys - Licensed to Ill
Kanye West - Yeezus
pass, will try to give another spin to the Money Store before the deadline

Songs
GZA - 4th Chamber
Public Enemy - Black Steel in the Hour of Chaos (would have been a way easier choice with the fantastic Tricky version of Black Steel)
A Tribe Called Quest - Scenario
Odd Future - Oldie
IAM - Demain c'est Loin (only easy pick of the week)
Nas - Halftime
Missy Elliott - Work It
Pete Rock & InI - Grown Man Sport (Dan the Automator's production has the upper hand, but Del the Funky Homosapien delivery doesn't work at all for me)

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Re: Music of Hip Hop: Round 1, Week 3

Postby ordinaryperson » Sat May 13, 2017 5:10 am

My Picks

Albums
Fugees - The Score
Notorious B.I.G. - Ready to Die
Kanye West - Yeezus
Death Grips - The Money Store

Songs
Death Grips - Hacker
Kanye West - New Slaves
The Roots - The Seed (2.0)
Arrested Development - Tennessee
Deltron 3030 - 3030
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Re: Music of Hip Hop: Round 1, Week 3

Postby phil » Sat May 13, 2017 11:08 am

Albums
Kanye West - Late Registration
-
M.I.A. – Kala
Kate Tempest - Everybody Down

Songs
GZA - 4th Chamber
Public Enemy - Black Steel in the Hour of Chaos
The Roots - The Seed (2.0)
Odd Future - Oldie
Public Enemy - Rebel Without a Pause
Gang Starr - Lovesick
Arrested Development - Tennessee
Pete Rock & InI - Grown Man Sport

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Re: Music of Hip Hop: Round 1, Week 3

Postby Nassim » Sat May 13, 2017 1:06 pm

StevieFan13 wrote:The Roots - The Seed (2.0) (it was desperately close to being a draw, but since Scenario is almost certainly going to win anyway, I might as well give one vote to the Roots)


Well I know you are fairly new to the forum, but that's a very un-AM guess :
- The Seed 2.0 has always faired very well in polls and games here
- As a general rule, music played with instruments has an edge over sampled music
- As a general rule, music with a sung section has an edge over music only rapped

That doesn't mean a sampled or rapped song can not win a poll or beat rock or other genres, but betting odds would often be against it.

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Postby StevieFan13 » Sat May 13, 2017 2:00 pm

Nassim wrote:
StevieFan13 wrote:The Roots - The Seed (2.0) (it was desperately close to being a draw, but since Scenario is almost certainly going to win anyway, I might as well give one vote to the Roots)


Well I know you are fairly new to the forum, but that's a very un-AM guess :
- The Seed 2.0 has always faired very well in polls and games here
- As a general rule, music played with instruments has an edge over sampled music
- As a general rule, music with a sung section has an edge over music only rapped

That doesn't mean a sampled or rapped song can not win a poll or beat rock or other genres, but betting odds would often be against it.

Huh. Phooey to that, but I guess you're right. Is it too late to change my vote? I guess I assumed Scenario would win because it was the more famous of the two.
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Re: Music of Hip Hop: Round 1, Week 3

Postby Listyguy » Sat May 13, 2017 4:49 pm

Albums
Fugees - The Score vs. Kanye West - Late Registration
Notorious B.I.G. - Ready to Die vs. Beastie Boys - Licensed to Ill
Kanye West - Yeezus vs. M.I.A. – Kala

Songs
Death Grips - Hacker vs. GZA - 4th Chamber
Kanye West - New Slaves vs. Public Enemy - Black Steel in the Hour of Chaos
A Tribe Called Quest - Scenario vs. The Roots - The Seed (2.0)
Earl Sweatshirt - Hive vs. Odd Future - Oldie
IAM - Demain c'est Loin vs. Public Enemy - Rebel Without a Pause
Nas - Halftime vs. Gang Starr - Lovesick
Arrested Development - Tennessee vs. Missy Elliott - Work It
Deltron 3030 - 3030 vs. Pete Rock & InI - Grown Man Sport

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Re: Music of Hip Hop: Round 1, Week 3

Postby ordinaryperson » Sun May 14, 2017 3:37 am

WINNERS

Albums
Fugees - The Score vs. Kanye West - Late Registration (5-10)
Notorious B.I.G. - Ready to Die vs. Beastie Boys - Licensed to Ill (12-4)
Kanye West - Yeezus vs. M.I.A. – Kala (11-6)
Death Grips - The Money Store vs. Kate Tempest - Everybody Down (9-4)

Songs
Death Grips - Hacker vs. GZA - 4th Chamber (4-13)
Kanye West - New Slaves vs. Public Enemy - Black Steel in the Hour of Chaos (7-11)
A Tribe Called Quest - Scenario vs. The Roots - The Seed (2.0) (8-9)
Earl Sweatshirt - Hive vs. Odd Future - Oldie (5-7)
IAM - Demain c'est Loin vs. Public Enemy - Rebel Without a Pause (4-12)
Nas - Halftime vs. Gang Starr - Lovesick (10-6)
Arrested Development - Tennessee vs. Missy Elliott - Work It (10-7)
Deltron 3030 - 3030 vs. Pete Rock & InI - Grown Man Sport (9-8)
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Re: Music of Hip Hop: Round 1, Week 3

Postby Jeff » Mon May 15, 2017 10:22 pm

I have no idea what caused me to vote against "Scenario" last week. In my defense, the vote was 90% for Cody Chesnutt and 9% for ?uestlove's drumming.


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