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Old 05-30-2015, 04:02 AM   #441
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Seriously, that thing is a fucking masterpiece. I felt like I had an epiphany listening to it. Genius.

Without getting too specific ( ), last night I went on a hunt for some psychedelic hip hop. I went through Acid Rap, Acid Rap 2, Acid Rap again, Madvillainy, a bunch of stuff by the Underachievers, a whole random other tracks, and then GKMC twice. And Acid Rap again as I was falling asleep.

I slept on so much great shit for so long just cause it was "too weird". That's crazy considering some of the wacky-ass rock I listen to. Thank fuck for that dude with the big bag of shrooms who showed up in November, I had quite the stick up my ass before then for a long time. Being married fucking sucked and he showed up at just the right moment.
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Old 05-30-2015, 01:00 PM   #443
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Can't imagine how much of a head trip To Pimp a Butterfly would be on psychedelics. I would recommend hearing the album sober first because the lyrical content is so dense and quality, but after that, go to town. For Sale would be out of this world.
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Can't imagine how much of a head trip To Pimp a Butterfly would be on psychedelics. I would recommend hearing the album sober first because the lyrical content is so dense and quality, but after that, go to town. For Sale would be out of this world.
My plan is to play GKMC a few times first and fully get into it (which should only really take a couple days, I get the sense I'm going to listen to it over and over for the next while) before moving on to To Pimp A Butterfly. I'm most definitely going to check it out before too long though.

I'm listening to it again stone sober, it's still just as amazing.
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Old 05-30-2015, 06:02 PM   #445
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Comparing Good Kid with To Pimp a Butterfly is like Dark Side vs The Wall or Who's Next vs. Quadrophenia, the former is always going to be more iconic and stands alone better apart from its concept, but we're talking about genre classics no matter what. TPAB is bigger, bolder, stranger and just as emotionally affecting as its predecessor, but it requires more attention (which it rewards in spades).

TPAB is one of those albums I will always wish I could hear again for the first time, hope you enjoy your first listen as much as I did.
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Acid Rap 2...?
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Old 05-31-2015, 01:13 PM   #447
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Acid Rap 2...?


It's not as good as the first one (especially the second half once it starts splicing in a couple live songs that sound like they were recorded on a potato). Still interesting up to that point, I switched to Madvillainy (I think - the exact chronology is a little fuzzy in my memory ) after about 5 or 6 minutes of the live stuff though.

EDIT: I adore the chorus to Backstreet Freestyle (yes I'm listening to it again). This whole thing is so fucking good.
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Old 06-01-2015, 01:08 AM   #448
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That's fan made. I knew it had to be dodgy. Acid Rap was huge, it made no sense that I didn't know fuck all about this one.

He actually has a proper new album out with his side project The Social Experiment.

Madvillainy is just incredible, I listen to it all the time.
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I had no idea, the cover art looks pretty legit so I figured this one probably was too. Good lookin' out, I'll try The Social Experiment.

EDIT: Just realized it's called "Surf".
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Sing About Me, I'm Dying of Thirst is easily the most emotionally affecting hip hop song I've heard in years.

"Just promise me you'll tell this story when you make it big
And if I die before your album drop I hope *bang bang bang*"

I know it's coming now and it makes me jump every time at how abrupt it is and how it ends the verse. Genius. The way the second verse fades away as the narrator implores the listener not to ignore her and insists she won't fade away. Genius.

Even the skit is brilliant, even if it's a bit long it adds so much to the story, I only realized today that the "dying of thirst" lady comes along right after the homie's brother just got shot, and at the end she's talking about "the start of a new life, your real life" which makes it especially poignant considering a life had just been taken away. It *is* the start of a new life for the guy who's brother has been killed, in so many ways.

Fuck, the level of intelligence and depth is absolutely stunning, on this whole thing.

How in the sweet merciful fuck did Macklemore beat this out for all those Grammys? This is a Jethro Tull-level robbery. Holy shit.
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Sing About Me is probably my favorite hip hop song of the decade, topping a slew of brilliant tracks on MBDTF.
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Performing Money Trees for the first time ever in a Best Buy in Union Square (wtf?)*.

EDIT: Originally thought it was today (it was newly posted on reddit this afternoon), apparently not. Still good. Still confused why it's in a Best Buy.
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Sing About Me/Dying of Thirst is incredible, yeah. He's got history making emotionally affecting hip-hop. I've only listened as far back as Section.80 (a great mixtape, although you can really hear how much more money he has on the next two albums in terms of the production values and cameos) but Keisha's Song is absolutely heartbreaking. Back on good kid, m.A.A.d city The Art of Peer Pressure is also really heavy.

I think To Pimp a Butterfly has perhaps his most astonishing emotional moments though. The transition from Hood Politics in How Much a Dollar Cost, and then that whole song, is spine-tingling, The Blacker the Berry makes me shiver every single time, the ending in particular, but I've really come to dearly love Mortal Man. What a track this is. Five or six minute-song, then that chat with Tupac, and then he reads the TPAB poem as the jazz swirls and swirls around him, then

What's your perspective on that...?
Pac.
Pac?
Pac!


Chilling.
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Performing Money Trees for the first time ever in a Best Buy in Union Square (wtf?)*.

EDIT: Originally thought it was today (it was newly posted on reddit this afternoon), apparently not. Still good. Still confused why it's in a Best Buy.
That guy in the suit is hilarious. He must've hated it.
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I've seen him live and he bought the energy but it was very much a hip-hop show. He has the potential to be something much greater than that, live. Give him a band and backup and it'll be up there with Outkast and Kanye.
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It's just an interlude on the album, but the beat on this track is astonishing:

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Random Acid Rap thought:

"Lean all on a square
That's a fuckin' rhombus"

is one of the best hip hop punchlines I've ever heard, and definitely the nerdiest.
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I like Acid Rap a lot. His new album Surf, under the name Donny Trumpet and The Social Experiment, is great too.
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I like Acid Rap a lot. His new album Surf, under the name Donny Trumpet and The Social Experiment, is great too.
Acid Rain is a gorgeous song, and the lyrics are amazing.

"Man that acid burn when it clean ya" - I love this line for all the multiple meanings but also because it's bang on true. Dunno if you or anyone else here has taken it before but man this line hit me like a ton of bricks the first time I heard it (while tripping).

"Spineless bitches in backless dresses"
"I trip to make the fall shorter"
"And I still be asking God to show his face
And I still be asking God to show his face"

The lyrics of this song really hit home for me in a lot of ways.

It and Paranoia (the second half of Pusha Man) are my two favourites on this album (mixtape?). I would love for that track with Action Bronson to fucking disappear though, that one's awful.

I keep meaning to check out Surf and end up putting on To Pimp a Butterfly the last few days but I'll try to remember to check it out if you say it's good too.
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