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Charlie Foxtrot



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Lots of people consider him to be of the greats but I never understood what all the fuss was about. I heard a few decent verses from him, but nothing that really wowed me. Post some tracks and prove me wrong.
Post Tue Jul 03, 2012 10:20 am
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anomaly
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In my ears, he just talks through all his verses.
Post Tue Jul 03, 2012 10:23 am
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GrantherBirdly
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Listen to Reasonable Doubt straight through. If you're still not feeling him you have an ear infection.
Post Tue Jul 03, 2012 10:23 am
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b. dolan
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Ayyyeee... This'll be a heated convo if it survives.

Jay is a certain kind of emcee, but I fuck with him. Especially when I'm in a good mood, and it's a nice day.

He knows his lane and I'd argue that he's made great music in it. I think his greatest contribution to rap is his style of writing in a way that is 'catchy'... his lyrics have a mix of 'clever' and 'simple' that causes me to know the words to a Jay-z song after only hearing it a couple times.

It's something about the space he gives his lines, etc. Kanye and obviously a million others have taken that style and made careers out of it, but Jay-Z certainly perfected it in a way.

Also, his beat selection has been pretty fucking impeccable over the years. He's certainly been hit or miss, but when he hits it he knocks it out of the park.











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Post Tue Jul 03, 2012 10:36 am
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Neuro
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seems like the problem is you are just focusing on his mainstream appeal / singles/ radio, if you actually listen to his albums as a whole, you'll realize how good of an emcee he really is, he's got some stories to tell
Post Tue Jul 03, 2012 11:48 am
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Neuro
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Post Tue Jul 03, 2012 12:01 pm
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Quote:

Same sword they knight you they gon' good night you with
Shit, thats' only half if they like you
That ain't even the half what they might do
Don't believe me, ask Michael
See Martin, see Malcolm
You see Biggie, see Pac, see success and its outcome
See Jesus, see Judas; see Caesar, see Brutus
See success is like suicide
Suicide, it's a suicide
If you succeed, prepare to be crucified
Media meddles, niggas sue you, you settle
Every step you take, they remind you you ghetto
So it's tough Being Bobby Brown
To be Bobby then, you gotta be Bobby now

Post Tue Jul 03, 2012 12:38 pm
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anomaly
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i always liked this

Post Tue Jul 03, 2012 12:51 pm
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If you don't know by now, you're never going to know.
Fuck a "why you should recognize greatness" tutorial.
Post Tue Jul 03, 2012 2:08 pm
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T-Wrex
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What's next?

Why should I like pizza?

Why should I like sunshine?

Why should I like oral sex?

Why should I like being alive?

Why should I like breathing?

Why sho.... *gasp*.

*dies*
Post Tue Jul 03, 2012 2:49 pm
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anomaly
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Pizza > Jay-Z
Post Tue Jul 03, 2012 4:59 pm
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