Who was the illiest in '99?????
What up? I do a online radio show and every year we do a extensive look at the year just past and give those artist we are often overlooked their proper credit. This years look at '99 is this coming thursday. Here's a chance to give credit to your favs and all that. Here's the main categories and some ideas of who's already on top (each category will only have top 12 winners):
1)BEST LYRICISTS: LABTEKWON, AESOP ROCK,
BUCK 65, CAGE, PLANET ASIA, PHAROAHE, SLUG, EYEDEA, COMMON, VIRTUOSO, REDMAN, MR. LIF,
GZA, ESOTERIC, KAMACHI, SAGE FRANCIS, MHZ, ETC...
2)BEST LPS: SWOLLEN MEMBERS-BALANCE, THE ROOTS, GENIUS, MOS DEF, PHAROAHE, SLUG-SEVEN, LABTEKWON-NILE CHILD, HANDSOME BOY MODELING SCHOOL, RUBBEROOM, DR. DOOM, ETC...
3)BEST PRODUCERS: ALCHEMIST, KUTMASTA KURT,
PANIK (OF THE MOLEMEN), PRIMO, PRINCE PAUL,
EVIDENCE, MAD LIB, SPINNA, GODFATHER DON, EL P, DR. DRE, HI TEK, ARCHITECT, ETC...
4)BEST NEW/UPCOMING PRODUCERS: JEL, LEE STONE, MR. JASON, CLOUDKICKERS, MARK B, CRYPTIK (OF ATOMS FAM), CAS, CONTROLLER 7,
GORDSKI, DAVE ONE, MOODSWING9, ETC...
5)BEST DJ CUTS ON WAX: PRIMECUTS, DJ THING, A TRAK, REVOLUTION, BABU, D STYLES, PRESYCE, MR. DIBBS, TALKBACK, FAKTS ONE, SIGNIFY, ETC..
6)BEST RMXS: SPIES LIKE US-STYLES OF BEYOND, DEFINITION OF ILL-ASIA, ENCORE-FILTHY, DEEP PUDDLE-RAIN MEN, BUCK 65-CENTAUR, LAST EMPEROR-SECRET WARS, DILATED PEOPLE-WORK THE ANGLES, ETC...
THOSE ARE THE MAIN CATEGORIES. JUST POST YOUR OWN OPINION FOR EACH CATEGORY. FEEL FREE TO ADD ANY NAMES NOT LISTED THAT YOU THINK PEOPLE HAVE MISSED. ALSO, IF YOU FEEL THERE'S A MISSING CATEGORY ADD IT AND LIST YOUR OPINIONS. ALL THOSE WHO POST REPLIES WILL GET SHOUT OUTS ON THE SHOW. FOR INFO ON THE SHOW YOU CAN E MAIL ME AT: email@example.com
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1)BEST LYRICISTS: SLUG, EYEDEA, (COMMON,)<--how could you not chose common?
2)BEST LPS: SWOLLEN MEMBERS-BALANCE, ha.. no doubt swollen members is the ish.. thats my vote...
3)BEST PRODUCERS: ALCHEMIST,Primo and evidence any one of them and i am happy.. but evidence is hella sick
4)BEST NEW/UPCOMING PRODUCERS: MR. JASON, CLOUDKICKERS,
5)BEST DJ CUTS ON WAX: d-styles and rev
6)BEST RMXS: DEEP PUDDLE-RAIN MEN,DILATED PEOPLE-WORK THE ANGLES
personal comments.. best hiphop site.. ughh.. best radio show.. FORMLESS'S .. best emcee yall never heard.. uHHhh me.;o)~.. peace
buda put me up on MFDoom (just picked up the CD today at footworks and have it playing at this moment) and it is definitely one of the illest of the year.
i also spent most of the weekend listening to LootPack, and it gets doper w/ every listen. every song sounds unique, and dope!
"ooh you're like the suuuun chasing all the rain awaayy"
is there a remix of "bringing it back" by asia? if so then that probably gets my vote. the rework the angles on the sway and tech album was cool too.
mosdef is one of my favorite lyricists this year. and he had a lot of solid material this year.
slug and aesoprock get my vote hands down -
as for producers ... there`s too many to name ..
i`ll just get simple: primo,ant,alchemist,prince paul,dr dre,spinna,hispanik,and puffy[psyke!!!]lol
Aesop Rock definatly gets my vote...
Also people need to peep Illogic/Greenhouse Effect...
Best Lyrical Content in a song goes to Aesop Rock for "Tugboat Complex" (the one thats on the Foolblown.com compilation, not on Appleseed)
Best Battle Song goes to Illogic's "Blauwwwww!".... with lines like "MCs are assholes, so when I eat em, am I tossing salad? I hope not" & "Jerking me off in the elevator the only way you would be beating me up" how can u go wrong?
One of my favorite up and coming producers is Blueprint (Illogic & Greenhouse Effect)... if you dont know him now... you will soon....
Oh and many thanks for giving me mention in the upcoming producers section...
Cryptic - AF
this is a long ass thread without any mention of the mf doom album....lets be serious now.
1. Aesop Rock or Slug.
2. Double Helix - DNAnalysis.
3. Shawn J Period.
4. Young Einstein.
5. Q-Bert or Rob Swift.
6. Dope On Plastic Remix by Rob Swift f/ Large Pro. (I think that came out this year, but if it didn't, Definition of Ill Remix is the best remix of 99.)
best ep- j-zone "music for tu madre"
best compilation - beyond real
best mixtape - dj next "vibe called next"
favorite song of the year - slug "multiples revisited" off the "seven" album
what about "best mixtape" ???
GOOD LOOKIN ON THE RESPONSES SO FAR. HERE'S FEW THINGS I'D LIKE TO ADD.
1)AUTHORITY-I HEAR YOU ON THAT WITH AKROBATIK, BUT IT'S NOT "US" CAUSE "WE" ARE TAKING VOTES SO IF AK WASN'T MENTIONED IT'S BECAUSE NO ONE SAID HIM B4 YOU. FOR THE RECORD THOUGH ON LAST WEEK SHOW I PLAYED "MY" FAV SONGS (WELL MOST ANYWAY) OF THE YEAR AND "MILITANT RAW" GOT LOVE AS AKROBATIK ALWAYS DOES ON MY SHOW. CHECK OUT THE SHOW AND YOU'LL SEE AKROBATIK GETS LOVE...
2)PAUL (I THINK IT WAS YOU)-YEAH, I ALSO WAS THINKING ABOUT THE PEANUTBUTTER WOLF STUFF. I
LIKE HIS BEATS, BUT ALL IT TAKES IS ONE VOTE (LIKE YOU DID) TO MAKE OTHERS REMEMBER AND THEN HE'LL GET HIS DUE...
3)QUEST-NO DOUBT THIS IS ONE OF THE ONLY SITES THAT I COME TO SO I'M FEELING IT. AS FAR AS WEBSITES YEAH I GOT SOMETHING GOING FOR THAT. CHECK OUT THE SHOW (IF YOU COMPUTER CAN HANDLE IT-HA HA!). AIGHT
4)EVERYONE ELSE GOOD LOOKIN'. ADD MORE VOTES WHENEVER YOU WANT AS LONG AS IT'S ALL IN BY WEDNESDAY THIS WEEK WHEN I DO THE COUNTS. ONCE AGAIN TO LISTEN TO THE SHOW E MAIL ME AT : firstname.lastname@example.org for details on time and day. PEACE
THE ILLEST EMCEE...POINT BLANK IS VANILLA ICE
DOPEST TRACK OF 99 IS:COMMON AND SADAT-X
Thanks for the compliments
How about Best Hip Hop Website?
What about Peanut Butter Wolf? Nobody seems to mention him. My Vinyl Weighs A Ton has some of the best beats of the year.
1)Best Lyricists:Common,Black Thought,Planet Asia,Danja Mowf
2)Best Lps:Binary Star(waterworld),High & Mighty, Mos Def
4)Best New/Upcoming Producers: Mr.Jason
5)Best Dj Cuts On Wax: Rob Swift
6)Best Remixes:Styles of Beyond(spies like us rmx)
7)Best Wack MC Dis:Common(doin it)
Damn. what an oversight
how can you guys mention all these names and not have Akrobatik in any of the categories. that dude has lyrics and makes his own beats. stop sleeping. u name every boston emcee and leave him out. thats almost disrespectful. was this done purposely? and where the hell is Mighty Mi? I'm from Philly, but I have no bias here; Son is the illest producer on the underground kid.
also, how about Juice as an ill mc
did i see evidence?
what about a category for best live performer?
that would have to go to the Roots, Mr Lif, Akrobatik, and probably The Last Emperor. Oh yeah, Xzibit too.
oh and breeze everflowin should get some love too,,but he dont really have any new shit out..he constantly wins battles too.
1. Mr Lif
2. The Roots
4. Mr Jason
6. Dilated Peoples-Work The Angels
I would like to see Joe Beats on one of your producer options.
For me , The Roots and Lootpack are the only ones who stayed in my head all year long . But there was a lot of other good stuff , as mentioned in your list .