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SharkTooth
February 23rd 2014


14137 Comments

Album Rating: 1.0

It's quite polarizing on this site though, which is why I put the 'even'

anarchistfish
May 21st 2014


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I like FuckWithMeYouKnowIGotIt (mostly for the production and Rick Ross though)

Tom Ford is pretty bad so I'm guessing the former is an anomaly on this album

Digging: IDK - IWASVERYBAD

robertsona
Staff Reviewer
May 21st 2014


17650 Comments

Album Rating: 3.0

i don't like either of those songs



picasso baby, somewhereinamerica, i think versus, and the beyonce song are my favorites (NOTE: on none of those are jay-z's lyrics particularly good, and he actually comes close to ruining the last one which is, yknow, basically a beyonce song)



SharkTooth
May 21st 2014


14137 Comments

Album Rating: 1.0

Yeezus>>>>>>>

anarchistfish
May 21st 2014


28053 Comments


somewhere in america is ok i guess

robertsona
Staff Reviewer
May 21st 2014


17650 Comments

Album Rating: 3.0

i think i just really really like the beat

anarchistfish
May 21st 2014


28053 Comments


yeah the production on here is really nice as far as I can tell


beat is definitely my favourite part of fuckwithmenjdfuhweiuhfiuwef bkkj

robertsona
Staff Reviewer
May 21st 2014


17650 Comments

Album Rating: 3.0

yeah there are a lot of good beats. that might be all i care about in a rap album. sad isn't it

anarchistfish
May 21st 2014


28053 Comments


mmmmm I do need a good flow to fully appreciate it though. all about how the rhythms interact with each other





I JUST LANDED IN EUROPE *************

SharkTooth
May 21st 2014


14137 Comments

Album Rating: 1.0

"yeah there are a lot of good beats. that might be all i care about in a rap album. sad isn't it"

I know plenty of people like that, so I wouldn't say so myself.

SharkTooth
May 21st 2014


14137 Comments

Album Rating: 1.0

Although yeah the flow is an integral part for me personally; as long as there isn't a noticibly bad line, I'm fine with it

robertsona
Staff Reviewer
May 21st 2014


17650 Comments

Album Rating: 3.0

i guess it's more like i really care about good rapping, like a great performance will make a sonically pleasant album one

of my favorites. (dedication 2 is one of my favorite rap albums almost entirely due to wayne's performance, although

some of the beats are great), but i often don't care that much about bad rapping as long as the beats are good

anarchistfish
May 21st 2014


28053 Comments


yeah see if the beats are really good but the rapping's poor I will really struggle to get into an album. my whole experience of that beat and how my brain perceives it depends on how the rapper fits his flow round it and if that aspect is lacking it just seems like something's missing even if I can see the quality in the beat

SharkTooth
May 21st 2014


14137 Comments

Album Rating: 1.0

I personally hate the new Drake album specifically due to terrible lines:

"I just set the bar, n_ggas fall under it like a limbo"

(The computer I'm using isn't mine and has a weird autocorrect thing)

anarchistfish
May 21st 2014


28053 Comments


although I don't adore drake as a rapper he's decent enough that with a bunch of really good beats it
all comes together very well

robertsona
Staff Reviewer
May 21st 2014


17650 Comments

Album Rating: 3.0

yeah i guess that's more infrequent for me



what's funny is that even as a longtime drake-liker the most pointed example for me of a truly great beat turning into a not-good song is him stumbling over the beat for "lord knows"

anarchistfish
May 21st 2014


28053 Comments


yeah I can't stand that song (probably cos it's nestled among songs I do like so I always end up
listening to it)


I guess the point I'm trying to make is that with the right rapper/flow I can appreciate almost any
hip hop track regardless of the beat but the reverse doesn't work

robertsona
Staff Reviewer
May 21st 2014


17650 Comments

Album Rating: 3.0

yeah for me it's nearly the opposite, which is a concept i don't like on paper but i've come to realize it

anarchistfish
May 21st 2014


28053 Comments


that being said, a great beat can amplify not-that-great rapping which I think is the case on a few tracks here

trackbytrackreviews
June 30th 2014


3413 Comments


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