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RAP JOURNEY #20 – FROM ICE CUBE TO TWISTA & T-PAIN

Ice Cube – Hood Mentality

I could have made a post with just that track by itself and felt pretty OK about it, but why not throw in a little history?  I feel like anybody that appreciates that Ice Cube track will definitely appreciate this.

Eddie Kendricks – Can I

And anybody that appreciates musical continuity or T-Pain doing a sorta technical rap verse will have some love for this, too.

Twista – Creep Fast (feat. T-Pain)

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THIS COUNTRY RAP TUNES DOWN HERE, NIGGA

I just read Andrew Noz’s interview with Pimp C from 2007.  I’d recommend reading the whole thing, but I couldn’t help but post this excerpt up, with some links added by me.

N: What do you think causes that divide in hip hop?
C: What causes a motherfucker to just straight up be a hater on these streets? What causes a motherfucker that you went to school with your whole life to want to shoot you and rob you? Jealous, envy, greed, wicked men, deceitful hearts, females with penises. Bitch ass niggas is what causes this shit…  That’s why I see there’s so much division. Let me tell you something man, I don’t hear certain motherfuckers tripping off coasts man. If niggas having money I don’t hear them dissing the south. I was just on the phone with Cam’ron. Cam’ron ain’t trippin on the south. Cam’ron’s opening up a record company in the south. I don’t hear him complaining. I don’t hear Jay-Z on his record dissing the south. I don’t hear Fat Joe dissing the south, in fact I see Fat Joe embracing our sound. I don’t hear Scarface on records talking shit about the west coast. I don’t hear real niggas on the west coast like WC or Ice Cube dissing the east or the south. It be pussy motherfuckers with this bullshit. They keep saying “You niggas fucking up hip hop.” Man let me tell you something, everytime a man spit a rap, don’t make them records hip hop records, we making country rap tunes down here. And everybody want to be mad at D4L and Dem Franchize Boys. Guess what man? What’s the difference between them records and [Rappin’ Duke’s] “Da Ha Da Ha”?

N: It’s just party music.
C: Exactly. What’s the difference man? What you so mad about? We need different genres of this music so that it can keep expanding and so that it can stay at the forefront and we can keep eating. It’s got to change. Everything can’t be ice water and cool, everything can’t be hardcore all the time, everything can’t be one tempo. We need different genres of this thing called rap. Mary J. Blige is just as much hip hop as Notorious BIG as King Tee was as Rodney O and Joe Cooley.

UGK – Quit Hatin’ the South

Better yet, maybe we can just quit hatin in general.  RIP Pimp C

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LA DA DA DA DA

I’ve really been trippin off of some original samples to west coast G Funk songs lately, maybe cuz I just watched Friday?  Regardless, some really expertly chosen shit.  I’m pretty sure Simon showed me at least one of these, thanks dude.

David McCallum – The Edge

(The Next Episode)

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Joe Cocker – Woman to Woman

(California Love)

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The Isley Brothers – Footsteps in the Dark

(It Was A Good Day)

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Michael McDonald – I Keep Forgettin’

(Regulators)

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