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putitonbigl

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posted Tuesday, April 18, 2017 9:52:06 AM    Click Here to See the Profile for putitonbigl
Musical taste is a journey for most I think, I know some will say they have only ever listened to straight hip hop all their lives but most go through different phases. I basically started out with typical stuff like coolio, 2pac, biggie, nas, Wu tang , then eminem dre, dmx,Kanye, and then started discovering underground stuff like necro, jmt, non phixion, immortal tech, which lead to researching back and discovering all the classics like kgr, Masta ace, rakim, etc. Now I'm kind of hard to please, I try to be open minded but usually only really like a handful of albums a year. As I said i have been going heavy with jcole I even gave drake a shot but I find him unbearable. Most ug artists I used to be into ain't doing it for me any more like bronson, meyhem, atmosphere and brother Ali so hopefully something new comes through soon. Any way ramble over

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Phatbeets

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posted Tuesday, April 18, 2017 10:02:31 AM    Click Here to See the Profile for Phatbeets
how about big l - did you check for him?

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Phatbeets

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posted Tuesday, April 18, 2017 10:18:30 AM    Click Here to See the Profile for Phatbeets
Just start listening to instrumentals..

or to some new comer MCs like:



or

what I posted here

Or stop listening to hip hop for a while - there are many other things.
Sometimes I take a break with Jazz, some electronic stuff or music from other countries (Latin, African).

So many options...

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88

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posted Tuesday, April 18, 2017 10:39:14 AM    Click Here to See the Profile for 88
i'm in the same boat as the OP. i'm such a snob now, when it comes to hip hop, but i think it's not just because my taste has drastically changed, but also because i'm way more honest with myself. i don't force myself to like something that i ain't feeling, just because ughh said it's dope or a critic i like gave it a rave review (i read somewhere, a critic called this "following the narrative" -- if everyone's saying a new film is dope because the director's on the rise, everyone will get on board and start saying it's dope, even if it's not). so i don't love 40 hip hop albums every year now. it's more like 4 albums.

i listen to other genres way more than hip hop now. when it comes to hip hop, i tend to listen to instrumentals more than tracks with vocals. i even go out of my way to get the instrumental versions, rather than the versions with raps. i'm about to listen to the jazz spastiks' instrumental discography and do some paperwork.

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dr.prof

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posted Tuesday, April 18, 2017 10:47:55 AM    Click Here to See the Profile for dr.prof   Click Here to Email dr.prof
ages 10-12: tha mexakinz. Nelly. Outkast. Black star. Ludacris. Necro. The grouch. Anticon. Atmosphere. Random stuff my older brother put on kazaa. Hip hop songs made up 10% of what i listened to.

Ages 12-14: black star, wu tang- the w, portishead, outkast, fugees- the score, atmosphere, buck 65. Too cool for mainstream. 20% hip hop

Ages 15-18: pete rock and ini, quasimoto, j dilla, ughh.com mixes, dj premier mixes, kid koala, anything . Headphones on all day, speakers on the porch all night, listened to new albums every day, started boarding online. Die hard ughh fgt. 70% hip hop

19-23: eased into mainstream, stayed up on ughh. Mind blown by lots of southern rap , shitty cloud rap (main attrakionz, lil b), and basic mainstream dudes (ross, wayne, t.i., meek, wiz) 90% hip hop


24-29 (now): started rapidly skimming most hip hop albums/soundclouds/websites for favorites then making running playlists by date, producer, rapper, general vibe/style, ect. I mostly listen to the following playlists: new rap, new ughh rap, select ughh/golden age songs. 70% listening is hip hop.

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dr.prof

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posted Tuesday, April 18, 2017 11:00:34 AM    Click Here to See the Profile for dr.prof   Click Here to Email dr.prof
Ultimately now im more open minded than ever though ive added many emcees to my shit list along the way

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88

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posted Tuesday, April 18, 2017 11:03:12 AM    Click Here to See the Profile for 88
a few years ago, i would have listened to kendrick's album like ten times by now. presently, though, i've only listened to it once, so far. even though i was feeling what i heard, the urge to listen to it (and all music) is way more casual now, compared to how it used to be, where i had to listen to shit over and over when it dropped.

i think i also listen to music less, lately, in general. i'm just a lot busier, nowadays.

less walking around university hallways + more conference meetings = less headphones time available

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recumbent_God

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posted Tuesday, April 18, 2017 11:32:37 AM    Click Here to See the Profile for recumbent_God
Ive been listening to a lot more mature music lately.


John Mayer
Ka
Dave Mathews band
G Herbo
Eric CLapton

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Phatbeets

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posted Tuesday, April 18, 2017 11:47:42 AM    Click Here to See the Profile for Phatbeets
^ Fuck outta here fgt

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Clockworx (Admin)

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posted Tuesday, April 18, 2017 7:15:00 PM    Click Here to See the Profile for Clockworx
LOL PB

I went from more mainstream shit in the mid to late 90's (Wu-Tang, Pac, Big, etc.) to more underground in late 90's/early 00's (JMT, Atmosphere, Dilated Peoples, Eminem, etc.).

Then went through a period for years of majority underground shit as the mainstream music got more and more intolerable.

When i signed up on here i was more of an underground elitist but middle of 2013 i started becoming more and more open minded starting with Spark Master Tape's album around that time. From there started giving shit i wouldn't have given the time of day a chance, especially more mainstream stuff. I mean shit Compton was my AOTY in 2015. Even more underground stuff like Open Mike Eagle, Onry Ozzborn, or Cunninlynguists which i would've blown off 5 years ago i gave a shot and loved it.

Moral of the story, being open minded instead of an elitist is a freeing feeling.

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OLIVER MCCALL2

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posted Tuesday, April 18, 2017 10:35:23 PM    Click Here to See the Profile for OLIVER MCCALL2
hopefully these clowns that dont like actual ug hip hop anymore will stop posting their faggot ass commercial opinions and go elsewhere.

i made the thread many times if your not a ug fan then why are u here?

this is a ug forum for ug shit, i dont go to a nba forum to discuss hockey or a bird watching forum to discuss porn so why come to ug fourm discussing everything else except ug

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dr.prof

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posted Wednesday, April 19, 2017 1:22:32 AM    Click Here to See the Profile for dr.prof   Click Here to Email dr.prof
Ollie answer the question in the OP or gtfo, you non contributiing leech. People like you are why ughh music is dying, always shitting on ughh fans and never sharing good ughh music

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NYC_OWNS_HIPHOP

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#TEAMTHORO

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88

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posted Wednesday, April 19, 2017 1:41:24 AM    Click Here to See the Profile for 88
Listening exclusively to ughh music actually makes you a lesser fan in my eyes, because you can't see the bigger picture. You got to understand other genres to fully understand the melting pot hip hop is. The beat is always doper to someone who knew the original track it sampled.

Hip hop is not on an island of its own. Of all the genres, it's the farthest thing from that, so treating it like it's on an island is counterproductive.

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Benzito Jammino

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posted Wednesday, April 19, 2017 4:47:39 AM    Click Here to See the Profile for Benzito Jammino   Click Here to Email Benzito Jammino
truth is artists dont craft albums like they used to....

so people dont listen to whole albums in the same way....and then you dont get the same connection or feel for an album or artist....

you just download a tune...play it for a bit and then move on....


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putitonbigl

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posted Wednesday, April 19, 2017 8:38:58 AM    Click Here to See the Profile for putitonbigl
^^that's true in a lot of cases and maybe why I have been less enthusiastic. I hate doing that, I don't want to check 10 albums a month, I like to find an album I love and thrash the shit out of it. When there's an album I really like I don't wanna play anything else, I stay faithful. The jonwayne album was like that. But yeah most albums just don't run front to back.

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tippi dink

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posted Wednesday, April 19, 2017 12:34:45 PM    Click Here to See the Profile for tippi dink
i wouldn't say that my taste in hip hop has really changed that much in the last 15 years, it's more like it expanded naturally over time since i started to appreciate more sounds and genres of music in general as i got older. a lot of the more experimental stuff i listen to now isn't really comparable to what was actually out there when i was 14 or 15, and if it was i just hadn't found it yet, so i can't really say for sure if i would have enjoyed it back then. i still enjoy most of the music i was listening to at that age, even though i don't really listen to a lot of "angry wigger rap" these days. it's not even that i dislike that stuff though, i just really need to be in the right mood/place to appreciate it like at the gym or something since i'm not that angry of a person in general. i have so much music available to me at any given time that i can specifically choose what to listen to based on what i'm doing at the time or how i'm feeling that day.

88 brought up an interesting point about how he's more honest with himself these days and doesn't try and "force" himself to like something that he isn't feeling just because it's getting recognition or good reviews. i can relate to some degree - i'm definitely more honest with myself these days, but in a lot of ways my experience has been the complete opposite. instead of forcing myself to try and enjoy something it's more like i stopped forcing myself to dislike something or dismiss artists based on trivial things like popularity, gender, sexuality, fanbase, etc. back when i was in high school i was definitely on some "real hip hop only fuck the mainstream" type shit for a minute, but then i realized that i was just limiting my own enjoyment of a genre of music that i love for stupid reasons. i don't really have guilty pleasures anymore, i'm at a point where i just want to hear music that sounds dope without worrying about if it's mainstream, underground, commercial, middleground, overground.. none of those labels mean anything to me anymore.

for the most part when it comes to digging for new music i'm just looking for innovative artists that are doing things i haven't seen done before or that have interesting ideas/concepts. stuff that sounds fresh and that resonates with me in some way regardless of genre or who made it.

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tippi dink

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posted Wednesday, April 19, 2017 12:42:36 PM    Click Here to See the Profile for tippi dink
now we just need observe to deliver itt by replying with

"wiggers writing essays about how their taste has changed
this can't be life"

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88

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posted Wednesday, April 19, 2017 12:49:14 PM    Click Here to See the Profile for 88
good point about the opposite affect, tippi. i agree with that, and it sounds like that's what's happened with most people itt who say they've become more open minded.

my best friend's bad for seeming to like some films/directors just because they got great reviews. bandwagoning, i guess, is the simplest way of putting it. so i'm real aware of it, and try to avoid letting myself do it.

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Seme__one

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posted Wednesday, April 19, 2017 1:20:31 PM    Click Here to See the Profile for Seme__one
lots to agree with itt

I must admit I think this sums it up, I like most people itt who say they've become more open minded, its maturing I guess

I still like the shit I liked as a teen, its just I like lots of stuff I wouldn't have checked for back then

still Hip Hop is my weapon of choice, but good music is just that

there are certain types of music I have never really liked that much, but certain artists in these genres can still be good

I still rock LP's back to front, and if I like them I play them a lot....I don't try to keep up with all the new releases there are too many, and I have never forced myself to like something I don't, shit sometimes grows on me, but peer pressure never been much to me, if I like something I go with it fuck what anybody else thinks, lots of shit hyped on here doesn't do much for me so I don't buy it

mainstream US Hip Hop I struggle to like these days, it just seems so stale, to me at least.....

but fuck it I love UK Hip Hop and a lot of heads on here can't get past the accent, but what do I know

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88

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posted Wednesday, April 19, 2017 1:41:39 PM    Click Here to See the Profile for 88
just watched that roc marciano interview in that other thread. roc was saying he fucks with mainstream hip hop. i think it's pretty easy to pick out the rappers that only listen to underground hip hop, because they make the same albums and the same songs over and over. guys like roc have a sound that evolves, and it's because they don't close themselves off to new possibilities. they challenge their ears and are rewarded for it.

i remember listening to that 7 gems album, and one of them was hating on kanye west. i just thought to myself these guys are idiots if they're rappers and they don't listen to kanye west. say what you will about kanye, but his albums have a big affect on the genre, and intentionally ignoring him, as an artist within that genre, is pretty negligent. as fans, we can write him off or whatever, but, as someone who works in and makes a living off that genre, you're kind of a fool if you're not doing your homework about the guys that are pushing the limits of your job.

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88

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posted Wednesday, April 19, 2017 1:57:18 PM    Click Here to See the Profile for 88
8 Diagrams Replying To Thread How Has Your Hip Hop Taste Changed? ( Board)

your prediction's about to come true, tippi.

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Just long winded blabbering about nothing. Make your points poignent and leave out the rest of the bull shit. People love to talk just to fucking talk

So for me, what has changed is I dont like 80s rap like i did when i was a kid. That shit sounds played out to me. Of course pop kill and kk think its the best there is, but theyre old and dillusional

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88

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posted Wednesday, April 19, 2017 2:10:01 PM    Click Here to See the Profile for 88
does that really even count as a change in taste, karim? you've just heard that stuff too many times to like it anymore.

if i had grape juice every day for the next three years, got tired of it, and switched to chocolate milk, i wouldn't say my taste changed. i'd just say i got tired of grape juice. it's not like i didn't like chocolate milk before and now i do. it's kind of two different things, no?

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8 diagrams

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posted Wednesday, April 19, 2017 2:43:53 PM    Click Here to See the Profile for 8 diagrams
Do you know the definition of "change"? Or are you talking out ya ass just to write multiple paragraphs?

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88

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posted Wednesday, April 19, 2017 2:58:48 PM    Click Here to See the Profile for 88

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SC1989

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posted Wednesday, April 19, 2017 3:23:47 PM    Click Here to See the Profile for SC1989
Seme__one
Being from the UK I can tell you it is UK Hip Hop is pretty shittttt at the moment.
9 to 15 Em,50 Cent 2 Pac Big and whoever was Hot.Also random shit from Limewire
15 to 26 90s shit 9th Wonder J Dilla Fat Jon Nujabes Black Milk Slum Village Doom Little Brother
26 to now Same as above but more experimental and instrumentals.Also a lot of non Hip Hop younger me would called Fag Shit

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tippi dink

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posted Wednesday, April 19, 2017 3:23:56 PM    Click Here to See the Profile for tippi dink
yo karim you can't even spell poignant, eat my ass dude.

this is a forum, not twitter. there's no 140 character limit. it takes less than 5 minutes to type out a paragraph or two, and the more you elaborate on your thoughts and opinions the less likely the chances become of it being misinterpreted and also gives other people more to build off of/respond to. this is how forums work.

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dr.prof

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posted Wednesday, April 19, 2017 5:38:41 PM    Click Here to See the Profile for dr.prof   Click Here to Email dr.prof
"yo karim you can't even spell poignant, eat my ass dude." 😂;😂; fr though

The longer posts in here were my favorites. Observe maybe you dont relate because you dont even really like or listen to ughh...

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posted Wednesday, April 19, 2017 7:55:58 PM    Click Here to See the Profile for |=|
My tastes haven't really changed, they've just evolved slowly over time. I've always been into many different genres and sure, sometimes certain ones take more of a focus here and there, but I've never been through a time where I strictly listen to one genre. There's a bunch of nostalgic albums/tracks that I love to this day, but if I heard them for the first time today, I probably would shrug them off. Youngbleed's album comes to mind... love that shit. Personal classic. But if I was hearing it for the first time today, I wouldn't care about it.

I've definitely gravitated more towards instrumental hip hop lately. I don't care for a lot of the lyrical content that is in hip hop today, but I still listen to boom bap type shit and even some mainstream stuff. I'm not really into the experimental sound (and never really have been).

I sleep on a lot of shit I probably shouldn't... I just don't have the time to sift through it all so I tend to stick to what I know with new projects mixing into the scene here and there.

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Benzito Jammino

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posted Thursday, April 20, 2017 3:48:48 AM    Click Here to See the Profile for Benzito Jammino   Click Here to Email Benzito Jammino
UK hip hop went downhill when Lewis Parker became American, Jehst turned into a road man, and Supa T hung up the mic....

oh, and grime....

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Alan Partridge.

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I've got a broad taste

bands like UB40, Def Leppard... right back to classic rock like Wings

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posted Thursday, April 20, 2017 4:25:44 AM    Click Here to See the Profile for NightRider
Trumendesly!
In 5 years from wigger rap(ups) to some real hiphop shit!

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