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    Death In Vegas

    They ended up having to give a writing credit:
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    The White rapper thread

    I wonder how the late 90s / early 00s crop of UK rappers feel when they see something like this: Just a guy from the UK rapping over beats. No big hooks or poppy samples. 7m views. Unimaginable in 2002. Leaps in technology mean that their production can keep up with other music and video...
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    They Hate Change

    Screwface was the first thing I heard from them a while back: The newer stuff has strayed a bit more towards that whole "Florida Breaks" sound that was kind of mirroring the Nu Skool Breaks movement in the UK in the 90s. Fuel, Marine Parade... all that stuff. Breaks and electro. I never really...
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    The White rapper thread

    There was always this obsession with doing things "properly" in UK Hip Hop. Due to time and distance, by the time people had gathered all the right information, equipment and resources, Hip Hop had moved on. A bunch of producers and MCs who were meticulously studying how to write, make, mix...
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    The White rapper thread

    The white rappers' white rappers:
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    New Rap

    Doot doo be doot, doot doot do be doot Things are shifting...
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    Sudan 30 October

    Hadandawa - Sword dance crews in effect The older guys at 2mins know they're good The lazer and scattershot drum fills in this one are a powerful force
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    Sudan 30 October

    Guitar Hero. The anthem drops at 2mins45.
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    LL Cool J

    Totally relaxed
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    Cheapo nasty midi horn fanfares

    Clunky
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    Youtube comments

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    who do you think is good at scratching

    There was a brief window where this was the pinnacle of battle DJing. Noize juggling 2 different vocals like this "I'm number one" / "And you wanna step up?" / "Sucker DJs" / "Suck my nuts". This routine even got pressed on vinyl. Strange time.
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    who do you think is good at scratching

    For juggling, Mista Sinista and the Xmen in general were incredible. Again, always inventive but still musically coherent. Not just about speed or dexterity for dexterity's sake.
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    who do you think is good at scratching

    Babu is always clean and musical. Compared to the more technically adventurous style of Tony Vegas here... This is the era where is seemed to split and people went more towards using the physically tricky styles instead of focussing on the feel and rhythm like Babu does.
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    gimmie your best/worst: UK hip hop/rap

    Yeah. The default for a lot of UKHH is "serious business". Perhaps as a pre-emptive defence against being accused of not being "real" or whatever? So in the late 80s / early 90s that meant shouting over sinister offkey strings and breakneck drums. Then in the mid-90s it transformed into that...
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    gimmie your best/worst: UK hip hop/rap

    A great bad example. "hE caN't eVeN scRAtcH!"
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    UK Soul : Soundsystem Classics

    Yeah - the First Word Spotify playlist is just labelled "UK Soul", rather than Street Soul. So that's why it has stuff like that early FlyLo track with Andreya Triana, Amy Winehouse and Jai Paul. It's a collection of UK Soul voices. Like Andrew Ashong on that Theo Parrish track.
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    UK Soul : Soundsystem Classics

    JB Rose - Time 4 Love (The Jam) Big Mantronix vibes on this.
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    UK Soul : Soundsystem Classics

    Pinky - I Wanna Be The One Acid Street Soul?
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