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take a rapper's flow

Discussion in 'Hip Hop Room' started by terrawrist III, Sep 1, 2003.

  1. terrawrist III

    terrawrist III TRIBE Member

    who would it be...you were gonna set out on your own with hopes to be a superstar(or artistically you could stay indie and get MAD respect for what you do)...who's voice and flow would you scoop up and make your own??

    I'll take either kool keith or J-treds

    close second-MF doom,RZA,cage,y@k ballz
  2. tEkKiD

    tEkKiD TRIBE Promoter

    RZA? Hahahaha-absolutely the worst flow of all of the wu,anyways...Id have to say

    Gift of Gab
    Mos Def
    Zack De La Rocha
  3. g0nz0

    g0nz0 TRIBE Member

  4. organik

    organik TRIBE Member

    talib kweli
  5. smile

    smile TRIBE Member

    guru or jay z.

    or nas.
  6. kuba

    kuba TRIBE Member

    i second talib and guru
  7. SlipperyPete

    SlipperyPete TRIBE Member

  8. deep

    deep TRIBE Member

    common or mef
  9. Destro Sanchez

    Destro Sanchez TRIBE Member

    i read a great article in Elemental mag once.

    The author said that too much flow is when you aren't always on beat, but rap in a flowing singing voice (much like nelly, ja rule etc...) and that the opposite end of the spectrum is rappers that are TOO on beat..too much (he used talib kweli as an example)

    and in conclusion the best rappers (in his opinion) balance the two- being on beat and flowing.

    true? or not?

  10. Sketchstep

    Sketchstep TRIBE Member

    Biggie or Jay-Z these dudes are all about the delivery.
  11. smile

    smile TRIBE Member

    I'd say that's true....cuz it's not good when you're ALWAYS on one or the other...it gets boring.
  12. Eclectic

    Eclectic TRIBE Member

    Busta Rhymes

    But ONLY when he does a guest verse on someone else's song.

    His verses always explode when he's a guest.....but he's very hit and miss with his own tunes.

  13. Evidence

    Evidence TRIBE Member

  14. kevinj

    kevinj TRIBE Member


  15. Juan Love

    Juan Love TRIBE Member

    Hmmmm...bit of a mix and match...form up like Voltron, seen?

    Aight, I'm sayin' the delivery of Mikah9 or Dose One...some highly syncopated shit, nah mean? Abstraction of a Vast Aire or Dalek...the insight and machine gun delivery of Aesop Rock...but all in the chillin' swager of a DEL or another left coaster like MURS or Ras Kass...

    But if I had to narrow it down to just one man...that'd have to be KRS-Juan
  16. terrawrist III

    terrawrist III TRIBE Member

    speaking of ev...I'll take him AND iriscience
  17. terrawrist III

    terrawrist III TRIBE Member

    well laid down my man!...vast's flow is dangerous when he's on but he can't freestyle to save himself...vast's delivery is good when he's got shit to work with...

    "im touchin' hearts like Kano"
  18. Juan Love

    Juan Love TRIBE Member

    "they lied - when they said there was no Aire in space"

    Word to the pigeon...the man is legend.

    Take for instance "The F-Word"...for me one of those rare tunes that comes along that you really, really feel, seen? Just makes you just drop your head, take a breath...see her face in the corner of your mind and realize that the heartache isn't as alienating or unique as you thought it was afterall...

    Similar to the feeling I get when I hear tunes like Pharcyde's "Passin' Me By" and that lil ditty "P.I.M.P" by Snooper Dooper and Fiddy.

  19. terrawrist III

    terrawrist III TRIBE Member

    true, true...that truly is HIS tune for sure...fuck that album is SO fuckin' good!
  20. Rakim or Michael Franti
  21. Juan Love

    Juan Love TRIBE Member

    I considered that one myself...but i find that Rakim in his older age is much too boastful.

    Now if you called Rakim wearing Ewing Sneakers, a tight fade and a leather 8-ball jacket, that's a totally different story.
  22. agreed. He ain't what he used to be.
  23. zee

    zee TRIBE Member

    Busta Rhymes circa dangerous or gimme some mo
    or mos def

    love vast air's flow as well
  24. zoo

    zoo TRIBE Member

    i like all sorts of voices and styles ... too hard to narrow it down



    if only he had used his powers for awesome ;0)
  25. Eclectic

    Eclectic TRIBE Member

    "Do the ditty if you want to....."

    Ahh....old school (for me at least)


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