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  • Over Looked Hip Hop LP's

    Following the Mantronix thread and my recent purchase (in the post I hope Mr Sayers?) of Kaos 'Court Is In Session', I got to thinking about Hip Hop LP's that are good but don't get a mention in the innumerable G.O.AT. Rap Lp lists.

    Steady B's 'Whats My Name' springs to mind. I played it constantly when it came out and thought it was a solid LP. Mind you, I haven't listened to it for years, so it may have not aged well.

    What are your overlooked favourites?
    He also contributed songs for the Jim Henson movie vehicle 'Muppets From Space'.

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    Steady B - 'Bring That Beat Back' was being 'rocked' in my non-pimped ride across the Itchen Bridge this morning. Followed by Mantronix 'Hardcore Hip Hop' (version off the NME 45 natch)

    Just in case anyone was interested.
    Matt Hero

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    • #3
      [QUOTE=Hadrian Elephant]
      Steady B's 'Whats My Name' springs to mind. I played it constantly when it came out and thought it was a solid LP. Mind you, I haven't listened to it for years, so it may have not aged well.
      QUOTE]

      steady b "bring the beat back" and "let the hustlers play" are even better i'd say....
      just-ice and tuff crew both did 2 or 3 really good lp's but don't get mentioned half as much as they should....
      good thread sir! got me thinking now...must be loads more
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      • #4
        Thing is, there really is no such thing as an overlooked hip hop LP - not on a board like this. Soon as you namecheck one, someone else will say it's their favourite!

        School of Hard Knocks would be an obvious choice, but it has a big following nevertheless.

        Hip Hop LPs I like that may or may not be underrated:

        One side of the Positively Black LP - I just like it, ok?!
        Scientifik LP

        Er, can't really think of any others - they're all too well known and loved...
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        • #5
          Originally posted by Matt Hero
          Steady B - 'Bring That Beat Back' was being 'rocked' in my non-pimped ride across the Itchen Bridge this morning.
          WORD
          found a 12 of this in a charity couple of weeks ago with a remix on it, never knew it existed....
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          • #6
            demon boyz "recognition"
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            • #7
              ...not artist LPs of course, but never overlook the 'Word' series of Lps on Jive - 4 Volumes I think - a good way of picking up loads of classic tracks and seeing as they are period comps, not totally against the grain.

              I'm mentally playing The Skinny Boys 'Get Pepped' right now at work as a result if this train of thought
              Matt Hero

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              • #8
                Originally posted by Nick Cope
                Thing is, there really is no such thing as an overlooked hip hop LP - not on a board like this. Soon as you namecheck one, someone else will say it's their favourite!
                Agreed, and I have to say that I don't really follow what everyone rates, but for the sake of it here are some of my faves that I don't hear mentioned too often:

                Steady B > Let The Hustlers Play
                Schoolly D > Am I Black Enough For You?
                New Kingdom > 1st Album... names escapes me... has 'Cheap Thrills' on it
                X Clan > To the East Blackwards
                Demon Boyz > Recognition
                MC Mello > Thoughts Released Volume 1
                Caveman > Positive Reaction
                Stereo MC's > 33, 45, 78
                Son Of Noise > The Mighty Son Of Noise
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                • #9
                  Redman & Method Man - Blackout
                  Diamond D - Stunts Blunts & Hip Hop (maybe this is not underrated now, but it didn't much at the time I don't think)
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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by Matt Hero
                    Steady B - 'Bring That Beat Back' was being 'rocked' in my non-pimped ride across the Itchen Bridge this morning.
                    Wasn't that Stu Allan's favourite LP of all time? (who remembers Bust Dis on Piccadilly? I was 12 or 13 when I first started getting into non top-40 music and used to tape this every week!)
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                    • #11
                      Steady B is the place to B!

                      His optometric devices are even better ...


                      SPECCY B - hustler shades!

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                      • #12
                        ...although Steady B wears orange exclusively these days I believe
                        Matt Hero

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by Martin Lovegrove
                          New Kingdom > 1st Album... names escapes me... has 'Cheap Thrills' on it

                          MC Mello > Thoughts Released Volume 1
                          good call on these two...the new kingdom is called "heavy load", definately one of my alltime favourites (i've produced a couple of tracks for the next kid acne lp at the moment that should have sebastian from new kingdom on them...WORD)
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                          • #14
                            Im gonna say big l & kool g rapp are both underated rappers.....but maybe these arnt obscure enuff for u folks as i dont actually know a few of the names bein posted here.....my bad.
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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by ladyboygrimsby
                              Diamond D - Stunts Blunts & Hip Hop (maybe this is not underrated now, but it didn't much at the time I don't think)
                              Might've had something to do with Mercury's insanity based decision not to release it on vinyl when it first came out - total madness from a label that one can only presume hates the music it's releasing... idiots.
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