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Thread started 01/06/18 11:27am

JabarR74

R.W.S. (Rappers With Sensitivity) Thread

Back in the day, rappers who were hardcore and funky got to show their sensitive sides when they put out love songs.

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Reply #1 posted 01/08/18 6:35am

RJOrion

Drake has taken what i call quiet-storm rap, and made it his own personal lane...no one pulls off the emo sensitive bars like Aubrey...
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Reply #2 posted 01/08/18 8:38am

Musicslave

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I'm sure Kane had to get permission from the Purple Yoda for this one.

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Reply #3 posted 01/08/18 11:35am

namepeace

Some that stand out to me, in rough order:

A Tribe Called Quest -- "Bonita Applebum" (1990) Still the GOAT of rap ballads.

LL Cool J -- "I Need Love" (1987) one of the reasons LL is a legend is that he brought rap ballads to the forefront.

The Pharcyde -- "Otha Fish" (1993) and "She Said" (1995)

Common -- "Come Close" (2002)

Gang Starr -- "Love Sick" (1990) (bonus points if you remember the crew that beefed with Gang Starr over this beat)

De La Soul -- "4 More (f. Zhane)" (1996)

Slum Village -- "2u4u" (2000-1)

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Props will be withheld until the showing and proving has commenced. -- Aaron McGruder
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Reply #4 posted 01/08/18 2:56pm

CoolMF

Does P.M. Dawn count?

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Reply #5 posted 01/09/18 6:20am

Musicslave

namepeace said:

Some that stand out to me, in rough order:

A Tribe Called Quest -- "Bonita Applebum" (1990) Still the GOAT of rap ballads.

LL Cool J -- "I Need Love" (1987) one of the reasons LL is a legend is that he brought rap ballads to the forefront.

The Pharcyde -- "Otha Fish" (1993) and "She Said" (1995)

Common -- "Come Close" (2002)

Gang Starr -- "Love Sick" (1990) (bonus points if you remember the crew that beefed with Gang Starr over this beat)

De La Soul -- "4 More (f. Zhane)" (1996)

Slum Village -- "2u4u" (2000-1)

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Forgot about Slum Village these joints were dope too...

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Plus a little "Pre-Kardashian Kanye"....

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Oh, would that be Ed O.G & The Bulldogs? I remember they sampled the same beat as Gang Starr.

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Reply #6 posted 01/09/18 6:24am

Musicslave

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I know this was really about Hip Hop but I had to still include it...

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Reply #7 posted 01/09/18 11:28am

namepeace

CoolMF said:

Does P.M. Dawn count?


Wasn't a fan but I think so.

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Reply #8 posted 01/10/18 7:32am

nextedition

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CoolMF said:

Does P.M. Dawn count?


No
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Reply #9 posted 01/11/18 4:15pm

ShaggyDog

Don't forget Mind Sex by Dead Prez.

Sample lyrics:

"It's time for some mind sex, we ain't got to take our clothes off yet
We can burn the incense, and just chat
Relax, I got the good vibrations
Before we make love let's have a good conversation"

https://youtu.be/VwTNOxJXMYM

(I'm still working out how to embed links here)


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Reply #10 posted 01/12/18 9:57am

Cinny

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nextedition said:

CoolMF said:

Does P.M. Dawn count?

No


Rapper with sensitivity was Prince B's entire lane!

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Reply #11 posted 01/15/18 8:53am

namepeace

Cinny said:

nextedition said:

CoolMF said: No


Rapper with sensitivity was Prince B's entire lane!


I'm sayin' tho!

Good night, sweet Prince | 7 June 1958 - 21 April 2016

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Reply #12 posted 01/15/18 10:45am

nextedition

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Cinny said:

nextedition said:

CoolMF said: No


Rapper with sensitivity was Prince B's entire lane!

I thought about it again and the answer is still no.

I'm sorry, it's the way it is. lol

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Reply #13 posted 01/16/18 8:32am

Cinny

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nextedition said:

Cinny said:


Rapper with sensitivity was Prince B's entire lane!

I thought about it again and the answer is still no.

I'm sorry, it's the way it is. lol

lol

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Reply #14 posted 01/18/18 2:38pm

CoolMF

How about Wise Intelligence from Poor Righteous Teachers? BTW- that's not a diss (shout out to the entire Holy Intellect album!).

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Reply #15 posted 01/19/18 11:48am

Cinny

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CoolMF said:

How about Wise Intelligence from Poor Righteous Teachers? BTW- that's not a diss (shout out to the entire Holy Intellect album!).


Shakiyla for sure

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Reply #16 posted 01/21/18 4:42pm

nammie

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Ya'll forgot Pete Rock & C L Smooth Lots of Lovin

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Reply #17 posted 01/22/18 9:32am

namepeace

nammie said:

Ya'll forgot Pete Rock & C L Smooth Lots of Lovin


Good call. Their follow up, The Main Ingredient, had some jams for the ladies too. "I Got A Love," "Searching," etc.

Now that I think about it, Ghostface made an album showcasing his relatively sensitive side, Ghostdini. "Paragraphs of Love" is my jam off that one.

Good night, sweet Prince | 7 June 1958 - 21 April 2016

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Reply #18 posted 01/22/18 5:03pm

nammie

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namepeace said:

nammie said:

Ya'll forgot Pete Rock & C L Smooth Lots of Lovin


Good call. Their follow up, The Main Ingredient, had some jams for the ladies too. "I Got A Love," "Searching," etc.

Now that I think about it, Ghostface made an album showcasing his relatively sensitive side, Ghostdini. "Paragraphs of Love" is my jam off that one.

Ghostface had a record that dissed a romantic counterpart/female hard as hell I can't remember the name of it to save my life, if you remember the track please remind me. LOL Paragraphs of Love was my 'ish too back in the day!

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Reply #19 posted 01/23/18 8:19am

namepeace

nammie said:

namepeace said:


Good call. Their follow up, The Main Ingredient, had some jams for the ladies too. "I Got A Love," "Searching," etc.

Now that I think about it, Ghostface made an album showcasing his relatively sensitive side, Ghostdini. "Paragraphs of Love" is my jam off that one.

Ghostface had a record that dissed a romantic counterpart/female hard as hell I can't remember the name of it to save my life, if you remember the track please remind me. LOL Paragraphs of Love was my 'ish too back in the day!


You may be thinking "Back Like That." There were 2 versions.

Good night, sweet Prince | 7 June 1958 - 21 April 2016

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Reply #20 posted 01/23/18 8:34am

RJOrion

nammie said:



namepeace said:




nammie said:


Ya'll forgot Pete Rock & C L Smooth Lots of Lovin




Good call. Their follow up, The Main Ingredient, had some jams for the ladies too. "I Got A Love," "Searching," etc.

Now that I think about it, Ghostface made an album showcasing his relatively sensitive side, Ghostdini. "Paragraphs of Love" is my jam off that one.



Ghostface had a record that dissed a romantic counterpart/female hard as hell I can't remember the name of it to save my life, if you remember the track please remind me. LOL Paragraphs of Love was my 'ish too back in the day!




"Never Be The Same Again" - Ghostface & Carl Thomas? (Bulletproof Wallets lp)...but honestly it couldve been many songs...Ghost was very hard on the ladies in his bars...
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