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  • Malik_3's picture
    says: (23 Jun '10)

    And could we not get into the discussion about Lupe needing to be on Jay Dee beats? Because he shouldn't.

     

    I've been going through Blue Sky Black Death's catalog for awhile after I went back I listened to their Jean Grae/Velvet Underground mix (The Evil Jeanius). Always nice. Danger Mouse needs to go back to hip hop or Gnarls Barkley because everything he's done has either been potential squandered or fucking up good bands. Can't forget 9th Wonder either. Better than I gave him credit for during his Little Brother days.

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Malik_3's picture
on June 23, 2010

And could we not get into the discussion about Lupe needing to be on Jay Dee beats? Because he shouldn't.

 

I've been going through Blue Sky Black Death's catalog for awhile after I went back I listened to their Jean Grae/Velvet Underground mix (The Evil Jeanius). Always nice. Danger Mouse needs to go back to hip hop or Gnarls Barkley because everything he's done has either been potential squandered or fucking up good bands. Can't forget 9th Wonder either. Better than I gave him credit for during his Little Brother days.

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Jeff_3's picture

Neptunes!!!
Lm_wfc's picture

i listened to his albumon youtubem meant to download it but got the mixape accidently instead. he produced thieves in the night though. http://www.hiphopdx.com/index/interviews/id.1053/title.producers-corner-88-keys
P.Geek's picture

Ay wat about Ski beatz 24 hour karate school is going to be nice!
nIANja909's picture

I haven't really heard much from 88-Keys. Or if I have, I wasn't aware of it.
Droolin's picture

Any 88-keys fans?
Soun's picture

@ PETER OTUSANYA yea I know thats what I'm sayin!!
PeterTheNigerian's picture

The Neptunes? Anyone?
nIANja909's picture

Blu produced The GODlee Barnes LP, A Day Late and a Dollar Short with Sene, and also some Blame One Tracks.
4ziATiC's picture

vv I feel like Exile makes every rapper sound a little bit better than they really are (Emanon, Fashawn, Blu). But all three are still cool. I like how Blu produces his own tracks too (similar to J Cole).
Lm_wfc's picture

everyone in this thread should have heard exiles production, otherwise gtfo and get below the heavens. blus production i noticed has been getting alot better than it was originally. also - nicolays pretty good from the foreign exchange albums i've heard, not heard anything else though
4ziATiC's picture

Subroc was cool too.
4ziATiC's picture

Yeah man Doomsday is the first Special Herbs beat, Saffron. DOOM's flow is an acquired taste.
nIANja909's picture

DOOM production is much better then DOOM rapping. Take Me To Your Leader is one of my favorite produced albums. and "Doomsday" has an awesome beat.
4ziATiC's picture

I know you guys hate DOOM beats but.. http://www.youtube.com/user/4ziATiC#p/c/C5268870C24A3181/3/oLZd6KQt4Do lol. There's 71 other tracks there too.
kavi's picture

sabzi is probably my favorite producer of all time. it just seems like he puts a little bit extra into his production compared to others. idk what it is. that's just my opinion though. ex: common market -connect for, tobacco road, winter takes all, swell blue scholars - bayani, second chapter, loyalty also, blu and exile both produce some really cool tracks. exile of course is a semi-known producer but a lot of people haven't heard blu's production. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pfLXAxYP0QU&feature=related http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rLy3HwfU-uw
nIANja909's picture

Benzie Box is the tits.
Malik_3's picture

Mouse and the Mask is poorly produced. It's saved by the fact that the [adult swim] skits are hilarious.
nIANja909's picture

GB has two albums. St. Elsewhere and The Odd Couple
Lm_wfc's picture

I got madvillan its alright, so i guess i can stand doom got the GB album, but embarrassingly didnt know that was c-lo and dangermouse till a couple of months back. when i also saw he produced demon days. got the grey album too
nIANja909's picture

As for Premo, his like 90's production is really the only stuff I dig as far as him handling the production for an entire album. Like his production on the Gangstarr album Moment of Truth is great, and Jeru The Damaja's two albums "The Sun Rises In The East" and "Wrath of the Math" are both awesome. But with premo I more so like the individual songs he does for people. To me it's been more consistent since 94 til now. Like even the last few years he's produced some of the dopest beats. But he's produced entire albums like Blaq Poets "The Blaqprint" which I wasn't feeling so much. NYGz "Welcome to G-Dom" however was pretty dope. that's from 07 I think.
nIANja909's picture

Blue Sky Black Death: Rap Albums: Blue Sky Black Death & Jean Grae - Evil Jeanius Blue Sky Black Death & Hell Razah - Razah's Ladder Instrumental: BSBD - Late Night Cinema BSBD - Slow Burning Lights By Dangermouse you should peep him and Doom's cd if you can stand Doom, "Mouse and the Mask" I think it's called. Also he is one half of Gnarls Barkley, he produces and C-Lo raps. Plus he produced The Gorillaz album Demon Days. And damn, I didn't realize how active Madlib was. I'll admit my dislike for Madvillainy may have put the blinders on me but I'm definitely gonna check some more of his stuff.
Lm_wfc's picture

yeah - def need that education
Malik_3's picture

Blue Sky Black Death is a duo. Dude has dropped 7 albums this year Ian. He's doing 12 as part as his Medicine Show series. He has several jazz projects, mostly under Yesterday's New Quintet and he did Shades of Blue. Champion Sound he did with J Dilla where he each produced half and the other rapped. There's Quasimoto, but you won't like that experiment. Did work on Eryka Badu's last album. And far too much shit to post. http://www.stonesthrow.com/madlib/discography
Lm_wfc's picture

I need to educate myself some more it seems. my learning list for the summer so far: more dangermouse bit of madlib that blue sky black death guy actual bodies of work from premo
nIANja909's picture

His stuff on Mos Def album is all I think I'm familiar with, other then a few tracks on Oh No's album,
nIANja909's picture

I liked Madlibs Beat Konducta series. Thought production on Madvillainy was "aiight" but I hate that album and Doom in general lol. What other stuff has Madlib produced?
Malik_3's picture

Well Madlib is the greatest producer of all time, so yeah.
The Coolest_5's picture

Madlib is one of my faves, specifically because I love just about everything that MF Doom does with him. So many, so many beats. My goodness. Hi-Tek. Slept on? Eh I'm not quite sure about that. But Revolutions Per Minute is a dope album from the hair follicles to the toenails, and Tek kills it. I agree with ole boi down there that his discography is absolutely amazing, especially what he's done with Blackstar. J Dilla. R.i.P. Jay Electronica, yum.
pipvK's picture

Love nearly everything stated here + I love El-P he's dope as hell. I Don't like most of the Clipse stuff except freedom and few other tracks maybe. Dan the Automator of deltron 3030 made some pretty nice stuff too. + recently discovered Nujabes (RIP) shame I didn't found him out earlier.
nIANja909's picture

I was never a huge fan of Neptunes. But recently I been going through like N.E.R.D. stuff, Clipse stuff, and alot of their produced tracks on other dudes albums. And man, I gotta say, I have kinda been under-appreciating them. They have a s***load of really nice tracks they've produced.

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