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Thread started 03/04/13 9:37pm

SeventeenDayze

Best Rap Song from Each Decade?

Post the best rap song of all time from each decade, 80s, 90s 2000s below smile Only one song from each decade! Thanks smile

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Reply #1 posted 03/05/13 6:15am

Thibaut

80's: The Message - Grandmaster Flash & Furious Five

90's: Keep Ya Head Up - 2Pac

00's: Ms. Jackson - Outkast

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Reply #2 posted 03/05/13 8:02am

TonyVanDam

1980's: N.W.A. -- Straight Outta Compton

1990's: Public Enemy -- Fight The Power

2000's: Eminem -- Lose Yourself

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Reply #3 posted 03/05/13 9:38am

Dauphin

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Children's Story - Slick Rick

C.R.E.A.M - Wu Tang

99 Problems - Jay Z

Just my favs

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Reply #4 posted 03/05/13 9:42am

Tokyo89

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My favs

80s - The Message- Grand Master Flash

90s - Renee - The Lost Boys

00s - Who We Be - DMX

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Reply #5 posted 03/05/13 10:03am

MickyDolenz

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These are my favorites:

Sugarhill Gang ~ Rapper's Delight

Whodini ~ Five Minutes Of Funk

Beastie Boys ~ Professor Booty

Outkast & Erykah Badu ~ Humble Mumble

For 65 years straight, the #1 genre in music, selling wise, was rock n' roll worldwide. Last year (2017) in June, it got de-crowned by hip hop. Hip hop is the #1 genre. It's hip hop - rock - country - pop or pop - country. ~ Pras
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Reply #6 posted 03/05/13 11:10am

gdiminished

80s - "I'm Bad" - LL Cool J

90s - "California Love" - Pac

00s - "Big Pimpin" - Jigga

Are we talking outright commercial success? Or from the street-side? Or personal opinion?

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Reply #7 posted 03/05/13 1:08pm

namepeace

80's -- "Rebel Without A Pause," Public Enemy

90's -- A hard choice, but "T.R.O.Y. (They Reminisce Over You)," Pete Rock & C.L. Smooth

00's -- "All Caps," Madvillain

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Reply #8 posted 03/05/13 2:48pm

SeventeenDayze

gdiminished said:

80s - "I'm Bad" - LL Cool J

90s - "California Love" - Pac

00s - "Big Pimpin" - Jigga

Are we talking outright commercial success? Or from the street-side? Or personal opinion?

Personal opinion is fine smile

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Reply #9 posted 03/05/13 5:55pm

AlexdeParis

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namepeace said:

90's -- A hard choice, but "T.R.O.Y. (They Reminisce Over You)," Pete Rock & C.L. Smooth

highfive That's definitely the one I'd pick. nod

"Whitney was purely and simply one of a kind." ~ Clive Davis
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Reply #10 posted 03/05/13 5:57pm

AlexdeParis

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TonyVanDam said:

1980's: N.W.A. -- Straight Outta Compton

1990's: Public Enemy -- Fight The Power

2000's: Eminem -- Lose Yourself

"Fight the Power" is from 1989 ("a number, another summer"). It gets my vote for the '80s.

"Whitney was purely and simply one of a kind." ~ Clive Davis
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Reply #11 posted 03/05/13 7:26pm

TonyVanDam

AlexdeParis said:

TonyVanDam said:

1980's: N.W.A. -- Straight Outta Compton

1990's: Public Enemy -- Fight The Power

2000's: Eminem -- Lose Yourself

"Fight the Power" is from 1989 ("a number, another summer"). It gets my vote for the '80s.

It wasn't #1 on the Billboard Rap Charts until 1990.

But if you want me to use the Moonbean Rule (name after the orger that once said it goes by the year of the registered copyright), then THIS is my final answer.....

1980's: Public Enemy -- Fight The Power

1990's: 2pac/Dr.Dre/Roger -- California Love

2000's: Eminem -- Lose Yourself

[Edited 3/5/13 19:34pm]

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Reply #12 posted 03/06/13 2:54am

AlexdeParis

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TonyVanDam said:

AlexdeParis said:

"Fight the Power" is from 1989 ("a number, another summer"). It gets my vote for the '80s.

It wasn't #1 on the Billboard Rap Charts until 1990.

I feel you. It dominated much of both 1989 and 1990.

But if you want me to use the Moonbean Rule (name after the orger that once said it goes by the year of the registered copyright), then THIS is my final answer.....

LOL. Incidentally, "Fight the Power" was Pazz & Jop's #1 single of '89. For those who don't know, Moonbeam was our resident Pazz & Jop Org compiler.

My final picks (although I may have to think about the 2000s more because I personally disqualified "Hey Ya," which would've been my pick):

1980s: Public Enemy - Fight the Power

1990s: Pete Rock & C.L. Smooth - They Reminisce Over You (T.R.O.Y.)

2000s: Talib Kweli - Get By

"Whitney was purely and simply one of a kind." ~ Clive Davis
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Reply #13 posted 03/06/13 4:00am

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80s - Fuck all Police (N.W.A)

90s - Getting jIgGy wiD It (The Fresh Prince)

00s - Hell's Winter (Cage)

But I also really like the classics.

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Reply #14 posted 03/06/13 9:26am

namepeace

AlexdeParis said:

namepeace said:

90's -- A hard choice, but "T.R.O.Y. (They Reminisce Over You)," Pete Rock & C.L. Smooth

highfive That's definitely the one I'd pick. nod

One of hip-hop's best songs of all time.

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Reply #15 posted 03/06/13 7:50pm

mrjun18

1980's: KRS-One/Stop The Violence Movement - "Self Destruction".

1990's: The Notorious B.I.G. - "Juicy" (I debated between this, and Black Star - "Definition", but "Juicy" takes the cake).

2000's: Nas - "One Mic"

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Reply #16 posted 03/07/13 8:38am

duccichucka

80s - Rob Base and DJ EZ Rock "It Takes Two"

90s - Nas "It Ain't Hard To Tell"

00s - OutKast "Bombs Over Baghdad"

10s - Pusha T "Exoder 23:1"

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Reply #17 posted 03/07/13 9:38am

vainandy

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1970s: King Tim III - Fatback

1980s: Egypt, Egypt - Egyptian Lover

1990s: Pop The Pussy - 2 Live Crew

2000s: None

2010s: None

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Andy is a four letter word.
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Reply #18 posted 03/07/13 11:22am

ISF

vainandy said:

1970s: King Tim III - Fatback

1980s: Egypt, Egypt - Egyptian Lover

1990s: Pop The Pussy - 2 Live Crew

2000s: None

2010s: None

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You are strange. You like funky music. You don't mind derogatory lyrics. Yet you don't like funky, derogatory hip hop!

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Reply #19 posted 03/07/13 11:53am

TonyVanDam

vainandy said:

1970s: King Tim III - Fatback

1980s: Egypt, Egypt - Egyptian Lover

1990s: Pop The Pussy - 2 Live Crew

2000s: None

2010s: None

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spit falloff lol

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Reply #20 posted 03/07/13 11:56am

TonyVanDam

ISF said:

vainandy said:

1970s: King Tim III - Fatback

1980s: Egypt, Egypt - Egyptian Lover

1990s: Pop The Pussy - 2 Live Crew

2000s: None

2010s: None

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You are strange. You like funky music. You don't mind derogatory lyrics. Yet you don't like funky, derogatory hip hop!

Actually, Vainandy hated funky derogatory hip-hop with the tempo of 95 BPM or slower. He likes his hip-hop/rap tracks at a faster tempo.

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Reply #21 posted 03/07/13 12:09pm

vainandy

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ISF said:

vainandy said:

1970s: King Tim III - Fatback

1980s: Egypt, Egypt - Egyptian Lover

1990s: Pop The Pussy - 2 Live Crew

2000s: None

2010s: None

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You are strange. You like funky music. You don't mind derogatory lyrics. Yet you don't like funky, derogatory hip hop!

I like music at either a funk or disco tempo. I hear people all the time call shit hop funky. I don't consider a stripped down weak sounding beat at a Lawrence Welk tempo with some talking over it to be funky.

Andy is a four letter word.
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Reply #22 posted 03/07/13 12:09pm

vainandy

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TonyVanDam said:

ISF said:

You are strange. You like funky music. You don't mind derogatory lyrics. Yet you don't like funky, derogatory hip hop!

Actually, Vainandy hated funky derogatory hip-hop with the tempo of 95 BPM or slower. He likes his hip-hop/rap tracks at a faster tempo.

You got it! Here's some jams for ya....

http://vain-andy76418.pod...6_25-08_00

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Andy is a four letter word.
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Reply #23 posted 03/07/13 12:12pm

vainandy

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TonyVanDam said:

vainandy said:

1970s: King Tim III - Fatback

1980s: Egypt, Egypt - Egyptian Lover

1990s: Pop The Pussy - 2 Live Crew

2000s: None

2010s: None

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spit falloff lol

Oh hell yeah. And my favorite version of it is the 12 Inch that includes Sweet Pussy Pauline. lol

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Reply #24 posted 03/07/13 1:13pm

Shawy89

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1990's: DR.DRE FEATURING SNOOP DOGG, "Nuthin' but a G Thang"

This is easily the best produced rap song ever made by a rapper. I think it shows the greatness and legendary processing of production of The Chronic album made by DRE, which is the same album who changed HIP HOP in 1990's. Though i'd like to mention Nas "Life's a Bitch" and Tupac's "Changes".

For the 2000's i really don't like the stuff with electropop shit and rappers going pop. Though Nas staysvery fresh and good, Jay-z "99 Problems" stay one of the best rap songs ever, but i think i'll go with Eminem's "Lose Yourself", i like "Stan" more with its story and stuff but "Lose Yourself" is the best rap songs made from 2000 to 2009 and maybe the best rap song lyrically of all time.

You will not be punished for your anger, you will be punished by your anger. - Buddha
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Reply #25 posted 03/07/13 2:55pm

ISF

Vainandy, I tried to find a few FUNKY tracks out of my many thousand hip hop tracks.
I hope these help change your mind wink

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Reply #26 posted 03/07/13 9:07pm

AlexdeParis

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mrjun18 said:

1980's: KRS-One/Stop The Violence Movement - "Self Destruction".

This was my (very close) 2nd choice for the 80s.

"Whitney was purely and simply one of a kind." ~ Clive Davis
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Reply #27 posted 03/08/13 12:36am

Neversin

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1980's : "Welcome To The Terrordome" - Public Enemy

1990's : "Down 2 Tha Last Roach" - Eazy E

Today that is... The 1990's had a shitload of badass rap songs, but because I'm "high like a moafakka" right now Eazy'll do...

Neversin.

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Reply #28 posted 03/08/13 4:27am

iaminparties

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vainandy said:

1970s: King Tim III - Fatback

1980s: Egypt, Egypt - Egyptian Lover

1990s: Pop The Pussy - 2 Live Crew

2000s: None

2010s: None

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Egyptian Lover-What a tune

2014-Year of the Parties
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Reply #29 posted 03/08/13 4:28am

iaminparties

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1980s-Afrika bambaataa-Looking for the perfect beat

since VainAndy already took Egytian Lover biggrin

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