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The Best Albums of the 10’s Decade

The best albums of the last decade. In BlerdUp Episode 45 Brendon is joined by up and coming Black actor in Korea, Jack Zilla to discuss the albums that made the most impact on them from the previous decade.


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Brendon and I'm joined by what do we do
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last time rapper DJ actor model I mean
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do what what don't you do I don't know
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cook very well really yeah don't I'm
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okay word yeah I see working on that as
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like one of my new is my New Year's
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resolutions
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the post was yeah was one one new recipe
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a week or something trying to two new
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meals a month to a month okay's what I
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end up doing like five so that's cool I
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was always in the oven oven chef no and
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so without having a full-size oven it's
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been difficult for me I feel yeah yeah
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before we get too deep into that please
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welcome Jack Zilla
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thank you thank you thank you very much
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for having me as always I appreciate it
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yeah he had a great time on the last
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show we talked about where we thought
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hip hop was going but this show is about
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our favorite albums of the past decade
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right it was really an impossible task
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but we tried to narrow them down to 10
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seriously like I even tried to even try
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to find one per decade that I liked but
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then I was like wait but I really like
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in 2013 I mean one year within the
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decade and I was like but not really
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like 2012 2013 so I had it was it was
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rough man
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quite the task well we'll give our
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honorable mentions and all that
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before we get into that let's just talk
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about last decade you know there's a lot
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of older heads you know this right this
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rap sucks now it's all about the
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trash
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happen all about blah blah blah but I
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don't know your fins on it but I thought
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this was really an amazing decade if not
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the best in rap so far right like if to
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me the the I guess late 80s to mid 90s
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is the epitome it's the peak of hip-hop
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for me so far but that would be
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immediately followed by the 2010s and I
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think just as far as the amount of
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variety that we saw in this decade you
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know from the the trap to the more emo
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side of things or the you know the more
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socially conscious like it was all there
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the youth kind of you know went from you
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know it was kind of a stereotype that
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when younger rappers will come out they
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would just be wild and only party but
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you see a lot of the younger rappers
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coming out with more introspective type
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songs you know wouldn't you know from
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the 2010s like so that yeah I think this
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would be my second favorite decade so
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far to me it's it's kind of like I start
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about this as you were talking it's like
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beetle games these days there are these
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you know people complain about you know
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all these games are just shooters now
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but there's so much variety out there
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there are blockbuster shooters there are
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blockbuster action games there are
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blockbuster horror games but they're
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also these indie games that are really
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tiny 16-bit 8-bit etc like there's still
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80s 90s sounding boom-bap out there
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they're still you know your premiere
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produced albums and Pete Rock Skyzoo
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like kind of carrying that mantle right
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but as you said there's so much more
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variety now and so anyone who still
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holds this grudge against this
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generation in this past decade you just
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you aren't listening hard enough I think
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the beauty of this decade
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comes from the ease of creating music
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now that everybody can you know have
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their own home studio with that you know
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where they can create you know pretty
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decent sounding music and I in also
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distribution right Mike you know there's
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some soundcloud has taken our hip hop
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genre to an entirely different
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level and you know we no longer need to
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press CDs we no longer need these large
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Rabil you know record labels
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redistribution these gatekeepers exactly
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you know they can we can cut out the
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middleman now and go straight to the
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people and I think that has helped
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elevate the art a lot over the past
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decade and it's also just more black
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ownership even with labels right right
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right
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TDE is such a Goliath now dreamville of
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course and being independent is no
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longer like being a unicorn you know
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what I mean like being independent is
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now the desired status versus you know
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the previous decade where being signed
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was what everybody wanted to be they
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wanted that signing bonus right they
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wanted to you know oh I'm signed to this
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record label now I got a Lambo you know
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I mean that was that was the status
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symbol now it's I own my Master's I oh
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you know I get all of my money from my
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touring you know that's that's the
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status and I think that's where I was
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supposed to head this whole time yeah
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totally I wanted to do a show about our
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favorite rap albums of last year but you
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said you weren't really keeping touch
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with that you're busy you're busy doing
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everything last last year you've been
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how many movies you've been in I mean so
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far nine Jesus and nine nine movies and
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just recently one TV show you were a
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picture right right right I saw that you
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were in city girls it's like a tattoo
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artist right yeah wasn't city girl no
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girl cops JD the tattoo artists that's
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cool that's real cool the happy
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tattooist cool yeah yeah last year was
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probably one of my least favorite years
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for rap mm-hmm there was some great
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stuff don't get me wrong but compared to
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for me
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I think rap really hit its stride last
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decade dozen twelve yeah and it kinda
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for me peaked 2018 like that that
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six-year run was just like just amazing
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stuff just R&B; - which we'll get to a
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little bit later on - did you hear the
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Billy woods hiding-place album I haven't
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it's the super it's a very kind of dark
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nihilistic personal but also just kind
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of a macro perspective one on life like
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what I favorite lines from it was about
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health care and he said I got a letter
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from the government the other day I
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opened it and read it said it wasn't
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covered you know so before we get into
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the decade stuff I wouldn't give a
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shout-out to that album specifically I
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really liked Kate Renata's album Bubba
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that was part of my favorite albums
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because it was just just happy like last
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year was such a dark was such a bad year
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and to end with Bubba was really nice
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for me for me if I if I had to talk
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about last year and a group that I you
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know I really really wish I could have
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put one of their albums in my top ten
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but I just in fairness they really
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really emerged last year which was a
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Grizelda oh yeah yeah and you know what
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I gun Benny the butcher calmly like
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those three dudes kind of took hip-hop
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by storm brought it back to that mid-90s
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essence they you know like a wu-tang
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feel right well you know if you listen
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to you know the interviews like what
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Saigon credits the wu-tang for you know
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being their inspiration in general even
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I think Raekwon did the intro to their
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most recent album but um like they
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they're sound
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to be honest I'm addicted to what
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they're to their production right now
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they're really in the temple really dark
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yet there's man gritty like that to me
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they they might just mark a period in
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time if we pay closer attention to
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what's going to come 2020 I'm you know I
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know we're going to talk about what we
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hope for in the next decade later but I
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think if I think with the amount of
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steam that they have I think they're
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going to mark a period of time and a
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different kind of shift where you know
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the grimy rap has holds a different type
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of weight than it then it used to it
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doesn't have to be
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you know I mean like normally people
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would associate this type of dark grimy
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wrapped with Oh be careful around those
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guys you can't go to their concert
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you're gonna get shot up
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versus I think it's gonna start being
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you know this is what it is this is that
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reality they make good music coming from
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this and it doesn't have to be this I
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don't know I just feel some sort of
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growth is gonna come out of this and so
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there are different types of dudes that
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you know they got their clothing label
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that sells out every time they drop
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something they're just different man and
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I really like them I wish I could have
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put them in my in my top ten but just
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just because they just really started
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blowing up I didn't think it was fair I
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feel that I really like that album for
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sure I like everything they put out my
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favorite is my favorite is still the
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West Side doom tracks like a Gorilla
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Monsoon whoo that's my song literally I
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probably listened to that song probably
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10 times 15 times a week that's a good
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joint that's that's my that's one of my
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favorite ghazal de tracks period I
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remember when I first heard that song it
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it hit me pretty hard it's like the the
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collabs
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some favorite collabs of the decade was
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that one and between villains captain
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Murphy as much sure of doom I love that
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song great
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and to put that in my notes who listened
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to that on the way home I love that song
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hell yeah that's one thing that making
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this list was really good for is a
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reminded me of songs that I haven't
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heard in a while okay let's get started
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just let you guys know I didn't really
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rank these I think my number my top
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three or it for sure my top one is
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definitely my top line same here yeah
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but all these you could put them
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anywhere they were they were all just
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fantastic records you'll know first time
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you go first
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how are we gonna do this one in one yeah
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alright you can go first okay I'm gonna
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start off with it's kind of a tie but
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I'm going to give it to the former and
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that's until the quiet comes and you're
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dead by Flying Lotus a lot of people
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will argue that cosmic grammar is his
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best album it it was kind of fly low
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doing a dissertation exploring like
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every electronic Jean
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but there's something kind of appealing
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about the focus of his later two albums
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and you're dead really hit me hard
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because it it was dedicated to death and
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not necessarily being afraid of it well
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there are songs about being afraid of it
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but also kind of embracing it and being
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inspired to just be better while you're
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here right and to also just not be
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afraid when you go to write never catch
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me by Kendrick Lamar is still my
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favorite song of the decade I mean we'll
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talk about him a little later I'm sure
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but that song specifically in that video
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shot by was it hero who died the the
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director who did Atlanta just amazing
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video salines this is America right yes
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yes so I mean he he came up to write
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mm-hmm yeah your debts such a great
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record yeah I agree I you know when um
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when your dead came out I wasn't really
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I had heard of fly low like I wasn't too
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big up on him but I went back and dug
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into his this discography after that it
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was like okay yes I know I know that I
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knew the family like I knew Thundercat
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like I knew these guys you know but I
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wasn't too big on him but you're dead
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like you said had such a big impact I
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think on me musically and you know that
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I discovered captain Murphy at that
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point is like you know this is this is
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the sound right now that's exactly what
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I wanted to hear it fit that time that
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time period that 2014 it was perfect for
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that absolutely and you know like you
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said you never catch me that that video
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there was something about it you know
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the kids dancing you know throughout the
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entire video it was just it was touching
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and had a really dark and slightly
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morbid theme but there was just
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something that was so attractive about
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it that you know you couldn't take your
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eyes off and you found yourself watching
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it over and over and over again for
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those who've never never seen the video
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it's there's a funeral and there are two
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kids dead and everyone's just sad and
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not really moving is very stoic and in
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the middle of a song the kids kind of
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come alive and start dancing and I'm
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assuming that's is their spirits
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coming alive and dancing and they're not
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mourning their own death which is just a
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amazing Chuck's position about how we
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see it while we're on this plane of
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existence and yes you said just really
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inspiring really really moving video
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Laura just just just black excellence
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all around absolutely
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and that verse Mackendrick was just wow
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just Kendrick we'll get there we'll get
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there well my number one is you know
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could staying in that family I guess is
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uh camasta Washington 2018 out of them
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heaven and earth that is my favorite
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album absolutely of the past ten years
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period wow I can listen to that album
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eyes closed
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straight through not fall asleep not get
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bored just every single song hits me in
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a different way even though you know
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simply because of the this his style of
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music and his band each song sounds a
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little bit similar but they each sound
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they each flow is it's like a movie like
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listening listening to that album it's
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like watching a movie
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the epic his 2016 album is the same way
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but this one just it hit me I was
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fortunate enough to see him live last
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year and yes 24 and man like brought me
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to tears not joking I was right in the
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front row my wife bought me a seat the
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last front row seat sitting right in the
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front and just watching him play he's a
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master brought his father out again I
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sat right in front of Patrice Quinn
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while she's you know dancing like Groot
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the entire time singing you know like
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that that album itself my Street Fighter
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mas mm-hmm I've probably you know I
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probably have used a month worth a
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month's worth of data just streaming
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that song alone Street Fighter Maas and
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the music video was great too as well
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has the whole family and it Thunder cats
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in there you know riding through riding
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with the the drop-top playing Street
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Fighter it actually made me go and play
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Street Fighter at a local bar that I
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like to have they actually have the
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Street Fighter sticks and so it was like
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man I want to go play and my buddy Jay
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the magician whoops me every single time
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I don't know why but yeah I love that
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that's that's my number one my top album
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of the entire decade are we starting off
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with the top the decade just happen to
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be my first you know the these are the
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undeniable okay these are the ones that
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that we have no questions about got it
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I I have that album I listen to the epic
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in 2015 that was that was a really great
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great album I honestly haven't listened
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to it to heaven earth that much so I
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will revisit it probably just going home
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today
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yeah I saw him live two years ago cuz he
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came last year but I was busy but last
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year I saw him and he was he was him the
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whole band was fantastic yeah they're
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just it's like watching the John
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Coltrane of our time exactly that you
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know he was touring this year with my
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favorite musician of all time little
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Jack trivia Herbie Hancock and if I
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could have gone to any one concert in
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the entire world that year that would
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have been it my current favorite jazz
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musician and my favorite musician of all
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time together was like a dream come true
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yeah and then I think at some point they
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brought Robert Glasper with them to
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which Oh word can you imagine that
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that's right c'mon see Washington Robert
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Glasper and Herbie Hancock in the same
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place that's nuts my next album Odyssey
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the iceberg okay and you were and you
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and you inspire me to do this you I had
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a list and you sent me yours and I was
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like it wasn't this album but I was like
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man I remember I listened to both of
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them and I really my first foray into
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writing and blogging I wrote for a now
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gone website called net sidebar and in
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the good fight was in my top 15 of 2015
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but the iceberg if you combine the best
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of both albums I think you'd be top
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three albums of the decade but Odyssey
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it's like when we we talk about Kanye as
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the greatest rapper producer and rap but
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we gotta talk about us you have to add
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him in that in that category in that
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conversation I've been listening to him
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since college and it's been doped to
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watch his artistic journey and the
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iceberg is just an incredibly
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introspective positive and beautifully
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orchestrated album
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this Odyssey is just such a real dude
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yeah did you weren't here when he he
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played live here I was out of town I
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wanted to go it was just an amazing show
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and he's just a really great guy humble
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guy he's religiously Muslim and while
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it's not in his rhymes like you you feel
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the love and the lessons that he's
18:05
learned from life as well as his his
18:07
discipline him his focus and it's like
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people look up to certain rappers but
18:12
for me he's a person that I would choose
18:16
more than anyone else in the game
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personally mm-hmm for me the iceberg so
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what you're referring to I had a I had
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Odyssey him I have Odyssey and my
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honorable mentions yeah and specifically
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I had the good fight
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and it was so difficult to choose
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between those two albums for saying the
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iceberg right now is in my it's in my
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driving rotation like it's been there
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for since it came out it hasn't come out
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but the good fight for me just kind of I
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don't know it was a it was a I don't I
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don't even know how to really separate
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them I just know that the good fight had
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more songs on it that I found myself
18:54
coming back to sure you know the iceberg
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album you know I play a thing that's
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that scenes yeah things is my favorite
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song on that album period like I've
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actually I'm I have a CD player in my
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car and so I still have to burn CDs and
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that one is on so many of my my driving
19:15
albums right that's so driving makes it
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so that's that song and you know there
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are several songs on there again and it
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just flow yeah it just flows straight
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through he got some Go Go and I'm from
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I'm from Maryland so I'm from the DMV so
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some of the songs that he's put on all
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of the albums actually have our hometown
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sound on it and I you know I just love
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it I've always been a fan of his like
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his back and with his old crew like when
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he used to rock with anonymous and the
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old days like I've always been a big
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Odyssey fan but so I had to include him
19:45
in there somehow but I just couldn't it
19:47
was so difficult to take him out of my
19:49
top ten but I had to be honest with
19:52
myself there was there were not there
19:53
were ten other albums that I thought
19:55
were better and all my listen I think
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the thing that pushed over for me was
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again you talked
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what the sound is of the decade and I
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just loved the live instrumentation on
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the album and you grew up it's such a
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well-timed song that came out during the
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fight against Trump's Muslim ban the
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empathy he feels for everyone who falls
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to extremism is powerful you know in
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2017 when this album came out was
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probably the height of cancel' culture
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and to be brave with that take meant a
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lot to me just so many gems of that
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album you know I remember when I
20:31
discovered purpose I was good at
20:34
something finally worth it I mean that
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stuff just he just he's just such an
20:38
inspiring figure like for me and I'll
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talk about this a little later on in the
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show but this last decade seems to be
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defined by prosperity rap outrage pain
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mental health and to just have this kind
20:53
of consistent light in the industry it's
20:57
just such an we really need it mm-hmm I
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agree well staying and staying I guess
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in that range of mental health and
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everything my second the second so I'm
21:08
on the list the second album of the list
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was Kid Cudi's indicud and I guess that
21:15
album I mean it's a great album but it
21:18
also was very personal to me it
21:19
represented a specific transitional
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period of my life I came to Korea in
21:23
2010 as a teacher and 2013 was the year
21:26
when I was transitioning transitioning
21:28
out of teaching and it was rough you
21:31
know I was I had you know I ran out of
21:33
that that pinch of money burns quickly
21:36
you know I ran out of money I didn't
21:39
really have much going on and just that
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dark sound that deep sound that
21:44
introspective sound that you know that
21:47
times when I was doubting myself and
21:49
doubting what was going on
21:51
Kid Cudi somehow naturally spoke to it
21:53
whether it was through his you know his
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bouts with substance abuse or whether it
21:59
was just songs like unfuckable or you
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know certain other things but for some
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reason that album just hit so hard as
22:06
many of his other albums do again it was
22:09
it was a struggle choosing which of his
22:12
albums I want to drink like I wanted to
22:13
do man on the moon
22:14
to mr. rager that was a that was another
22:18
album that really hit hard for me but I
22:21
just think this one had more songs on it
22:23
that I find myself again going back to
22:26
it's an album that I can listen to to
22:29
this day from front to back without you
22:31
know without skipping anything
22:33
Kid Cudi period you know if you've had
22:36
any would you have but if anybody has
22:38
had any online discourse with me about
22:39
hip hop you know Kid Cudi is one of my
22:41
favorite artists in the world period
22:42
okay and he you know he speaks to a lot
22:47
of things that I feel strongly about and
22:49
he represents a the type of person that
22:52
I think a lot of people could you know
22:54
strive to be as far especially if you've
22:56
had any issues with substance substance
22:58
abuse in the past or any kind of mental
23:00
health issues that you've had trouble
23:01
getting over he's kind of a role model
23:03
for a lot of us you know even though
23:05
it's considered emo rap it's a lot more
23:08
a lot more introspective I've called it
23:10
emo rap myself and it kind of is you
23:12
know but you know hey I might be an
23:14
emotional dude whatever that's okay
23:17
shout out to CJ I'm not gonna lie to you
23:22
I've never heard this out before what
23:24
and to be honest to be even more honest
23:27
I don't really have never really
23:29
listened to Cuddy that much I think I've
23:30
listened to man on the moon one time the
23:34
first one I don't even remember I can't
23:36
even tell you which I have or haven't
23:38
listened to the only thing that I
23:40
remember listen to and I listen to a bit
23:41
when it came out with kids he goes okay
23:43
and I like that out but obviously I
23:46
think that's very different from his
23:47
solo projects but again that's another
23:50
one I wouldn't listen to you I will I
23:51
will look it up for sure definitely I
23:52
you know if you're gonna listen to if
23:54
you're gonna go back and check them out
23:55
I recommend listening listening to them
23:57
in order man and the one man in the moon
23:59
- and then indicud because the you'll
24:03
then you'll understand kids he ghost
24:05
actually a bit better and why people
24:07
kind of gravitate towards a specific
24:10
part of that album okay and kind of
24:12
ignore another oh the hum humming the
24:16
right thing about Cudi and maybe
24:17
something I have to just get over is
24:19
kind of the monotone it's a psychically
24:23
a little hard for me to get into but I'm
24:24
gonna try to listen to it
24:27
it's not all monotone okay okay it'd
24:30
mean a lot of it is the humming is not
24:32
the issue
24:32
but I remember I heard one album it was
24:34
just kind of very dead kind of like it's
24:38
like as an acidic I'm assuming that it's
24:44
it's symbolic of maybe his emotions in a
24:48
way and so I understand it it's like I
24:50
get the concept I guess I need to listen
24:52
to it a few more times to really let it
24:54
sink in because as a person like I
24:56
remembered he did an interview where he
24:58
was talking about how he's ruined
25:02
relationships like with women and stuff
25:03
and rely and finally realized and put it
25:05
out like if this was my fault
25:07
and I need to own that and again in this
25:12
decade admitting men black men
25:14
especially admitting their false their
25:16
their weaknesses I think it's a very
25:18
powerful thing a very liberating thing
25:20
and so I I do and give him another
25:21
chance
25:24
yeah I will going on with substance
25:29
abuse I'm gonna go with Mac Miller okay
25:33
and another tie sorry I'm cheating here
25:35
but faces and delusional Thomas first
25:39
and foremost rest in peace Mac Miller
25:40
rest in peace I can't think of another
25:43
rapper who has such a complicated arc
25:45
and just development this past decade
25:48
really any deck I can't think of any rap
25:51
any artist who's gone through what he's
25:53
gone through
25:54
he went from kind of frat rap to just
25:57
this Neil ISM to I'm in love with love
26:00
and everything's great to just crashing
26:03
mmm and this may be controversial but
26:08
for me druggie Neela sigmak was my
26:11
favorite version of him I mean as a
26:14
person I want him to be clean and happy
26:15
of course I wanted him to be clean and
26:17
happy but because his mind and lyrics
26:20
wander off topic even on some of his
26:22
more serious tracks on later albums
26:25
I feel like this kind of circa 2013 14
26:29
pocket was really his lane one of his
26:33
one you know one of his biggest tracks
26:34
is self-care from the Swimming album and
26:38
you know he you have a line like can
26:41
trust number one can't even trust
26:43
yourself yeah and that's a line you
26:45
really feel but it follows up with tell
26:47
them they can take that
26:49
elsewhere when it comes to introspection
26:51
there are a number of rappers who handle
26:54
it with the deft or hand and so again I
26:57
kind of liked where he wasn't this time
26:59
so really from the beginning of 2013 to
27:02
14 I was coming through a job change and
27:04
a breakup which were both very stressful
27:07
maybe I really messed me up and his
27:09
string of releases you know watch movies
27:10
with the sound turned off and delusional
27:12
Thomas followed by faces was just an
27:14
incredible three-piece combo but I found
27:16
myself listening to the ladder to the
27:18
most I can't think of more irreverent
27:21
nihilistic albums besides oblivion
27:24
access by little ugly Mane hell if
27:26
you've heard that or not yeah I think I
27:28
think it's it's a crazy album anyway
27:32
when you put these albums on you're
27:35
really like transported into like a
27:38
different universe particularly with
27:40
delusional Thomas led it's like a it's
27:42
Quasimodo voiced horrorcore which for
27:45
those who don't know it's a lost
27:46
sub-genre of rap you know dr. octagon
27:48
from the mid 90s but the beats are so
27:51
haunting and Atmospheric there's a line
27:55
where Mack says he just wanted to get
27:56
high and forget what day it is and for
28:00
me at that time that's how I felt for a
28:02
long time and that that left a big
28:04
impact on me for a long time I have a
28:05
mix under my falseface Mixcloud page
28:08
where I have a lot of those two albums
28:11
in that mix to be totally honest I never
28:14
really got into Mac Miller much I
28:17
respect him he's an artist too where I
28:18
can listen to the music somebody else
28:20
plays him if he comes on but I don't
28:22
find myself reaching to press play for
28:24
Mac Miller much I it's it's my fault
28:29
because honestly when he came out I had
28:32
had a misconception about him I you know
28:34
he was I to me he was like oh you know
28:36
this guy he's trying to be a shore off I
28:38
was an astronaut fan okay and you know
28:41
that's that's um
28:43
that's unfair you know just because he's
28:44
a white rapper and and I connected him
28:46
with Asher Roth cuz the frat rap thing
28:49
but he grew to be so much more than that
28:53
and you know was it watching movies with
28:55
the sound off there were a lot of tracks
28:58
on that one I like yeah my favorite is
29:00
still complexes in duplexes with Jay
29:02
Electronica yeah that that's one that I
29:06
do go back to honestly because of a huge
29:08
day like fan but that's the one that
29:10
made me decide to listen to Mac Miller
29:13
further and so again that after
29:16
listening to that song I was like all
29:17
right let me check him out and then I
29:19
liked I liked what I heard I just didn't
29:21
find myself going to even this latest
29:23
album that everybody raved about you
29:25
know I did in circles circles right I
29:26
didn't find myself going you know I
29:29
didn't find myself in a hurry to listen
29:30
to it I played it in the background
29:32
while I was doing other stuff before his
29:33
like you know it was a good vibe but I
29:35
didn't really pay too much attention to
29:37
it that's not to say that I don't
29:38
respect them it was a good visor I got
29:40
my I got my work done okay
29:42
I didn't hear one word that he said okay
29:45
the music the instrumentation you know
29:48
and him being such a dope producer too
29:50
you know I mean like that says says a
29:53
lot about where his head was like the
29:55
vibe that he could create so yeah
29:57
respect him a lot I just you know I
29:59
can't call myself a true fan of his yeah
30:02
I think if you're a fan of Cudi that all
30:06
the album's are just the tracks where
30:08
he's a little more introspective about
30:09
himself and like on watching movies was
30:13
called objects in the mirror great song
30:16
I mean self care so good to hurt
30:19
feelings even that that opening song
30:22
when swimming I forgot the the song's
30:23
name but he put out some really great
30:26
stuff alright so my next one just let's
30:31
get us out of this this dark this dark
30:34
zone is actually goldlink the god
30:36
complex from 2014 and this may not
30:42
actually be golden links best project
30:44
but this was the one that actually
30:45
introduced me to the entire selection
30:47
family so this is the one that I kind of
30:50
credit for giving me I guess introducing
30:53
me to that entire world everyone from
30:56
from goldlink to lock him to you know I
30:59
mean that their whole crew that you know
31:02
Kate Renata
31:03
Shango like they have the I think
31:06
probably the best sound and they're
31:07
probably the best collective right now
31:09
mr. Carmack like Carmack is one of my
31:12
favorite producers period at that future
31:15
bounce yeah man like all of that they
31:18
introduced me to Rayven Lynnae like they
31:20
introduced me to Apple be like there's
31:21
so many artists that I've learned about
31:24
through them and so I have to give some
31:27
sort of recognition to selection and so
31:30
I chose the god complex
31:31
I guess not only because it was the
31:33
first and my first introduction to them
31:35
but it was a great introduction that is
31:39
that's my summer go to like and you know
31:41
am in my car with the with the you know
31:44
sunroof back windows down in a paradise
31:47
driving is phat oh man come on like that
31:49
entire album to me from front to back
31:51
it's another one you know lock him did
31:54
so oh my goodness like him is such a
31:56
great producer and then the first one
31:58
produced by finger lake right I haven't
32:00
I don't know much more produced by him
32:02
actually looked him up yesterday to see
32:04
what else he's been doing but that one
32:06
song was you know it was a bedtime story
32:08
thing I can't remember which one it was
32:10
but like that entire project was great
32:13
and he's produced several of the great
32:15
projects since then and like I said
32:16
probably better projects musically but
32:19
that one just stuck to me that's my
32:21
that's my go-to Golding project I think
32:23
because I've heard all the other ones I
32:25
didn't hear a diaspora I heard it once
32:27
but I didn't really like return to it
32:28
but I feel bad about that I wanted that
32:30
was it that was a great that was
32:31
probably a better project than this one
32:33
actually not probably it was okay but
32:35
sonically and everything but I guess
32:37
emote or like me not emotionally but
32:38
like as far as feeling and as far as
32:40
beat and energy this is the one yeah
32:43
they got it was only like nine tracks to
32:44
write it was really short it was short
32:46
and sweet but yet every song was a
32:48
banker I remember when it came out I
32:49
listened to that album all the time all
32:52
the time and that and that was in my
32:55
honorable mentions it just got edged out
32:57
I was feel guilty about that but it's
33:01
okay you take it for us we actually
33:03
talked before we did this show you're
33:04
talking about how we didn't want to kind
33:05
of have too many duplicates so that's
33:08
I'll just write off you're off your off
33:11
your vibe there
33:13
keeping with that kind of good vibe
33:15
Cimino Black Swan so like I talked about
33:20
like this deck has been such a
33:21
nihilistic even when we're listening to
33:25
trap records about dancing and having a
33:28
good time it's still kind of this whole
33:30
prosperity rap I'm dope at your expense
33:34
you know me and I'll shoot you
33:36
I'm great because I sold drugs and I'm
33:38
it's just it's just it's kind of baggage
33:40
to this fun baggage to this this good
33:43
time and for me more than any other
33:46
album Black Swan just exudes that black
33:49
boy joy vibe that is caught on in our
33:52
culture for a time and even now I still
33:55
struggle with like being comfortable and
33:56
confident in myself but it's inspiring
33:58
to see me know from my hometown st.
34:00
Louis just effortless just effortless
34:03
I came left you can't say that word it's
34:07
a difficult one a night just
34:09
effortlessly there you go do it here
34:12
he just has fun talking about living
34:15
life even raps about sex aren't like
34:18
disrespectful like a lot of rap records
34:22
are people love Drake Infante for a
34:25
transitioning from singing to rapping
34:27
but the way Cimino does it on his songs
34:29
it's like it's like a dolphin playing in
34:32
and out the water he just does it so
34:34
seamlessly and just what he can do with
34:36
his mouth it's great I just love what
34:39
the Midwest has produced this whole
34:41
decade no name you know shoutout to that
34:44
telephone as an honorable mention chance
34:46
Saba who will get to Sango
34:49
Felix Raven Lynnae Jamila woods there's
34:52
nothing else sounds like them right now
34:54
I just love the fun and positivity from
34:57
that collective right I want more music
35:01
like this in the next decade for sure
35:03
I'm looking forward to that Sabah no
35:05
name
35:05
Smee no collab project get Osage ma'am
35:08
look definitely looking forward that
35:10
they're like the next table planets
35:12
right
35:13
I love Black Swan Black Swan was a great
35:16
album it's another one of my study
35:18
albums this one I actually do listen to
35:20
on purpose but to me
35:23
Nora was just a little bit better
35:25
I guess but I guess I listen to them for
35:28
two different reasons like I said the
35:31
Black Swan is a very chill just
35:33
laid-back album but Swanson had a lot of
35:35
bangers on it like had a lot of songs
35:37
that I could dance to I could you know I
35:39
mean like that was my wake up in the
35:42
morning and I play songs based on my
35:45
exactly what I'm doing at that moment so
35:47
I play songs like clink for example that
35:49
was my you know wake up in the morning
35:51
getting breakfast ready kind of you know
35:53
I mean I need that energy no it's it's a
35:56
great album it was on my favorites of
35:58
kasnia teen was like my number four of
36:00
the year and it's fantastic record like
36:02
I could I learned I actually learned
36:04
Cimino's another artist that I learned
36:06
through Monta Booker from selection the
36:09
joint that he did with Monta Booker
36:11
that's where I learned about some you
36:12
know yeah and but from every single song
36:17
that I've heard of his I've liked yeah
36:19
like every single one and that's a
36:22
rarity there's been there's not been one
36:25
song on any of his albums on you know
36:27
any of his singles on any of his Lucy's
36:29
on any collaboration anything that he
36:31
touches it just sounds amazing
36:33
I completely agree so I really I really
36:36
like some you know I look forward to
36:37
seeing a lot more from him in the future
36:39
I hope he can blow up to be yeah I mean
36:42
as big as all the the rest of these
36:43
artists that we look at now your party
36:45
next doors you know you're you know the
36:47
these guys from Canada who we all look
36:50
at for a similar sound
36:51
I think Smee knows better than all of
36:53
them to be perfectly honest yeah I mean
36:55
again I'm from st. Louis and who's our
36:57
most favorite famous rapper Nelly and
36:59
obviously he's not Nelly I don't want
37:02
him I don't want to say like he's the
37:03
next Nelly but I definitely want the
37:05
world to know his name and in love his
37:07
music
37:07
mm-hm so shout out to Cimino definitely
37:10
definitely well I guess then the next
37:13
one that I chose is I guess I called him
37:17
every nerds hero childish gambino okay
37:19
charters can be you know for me is the
37:22
epitome of nerd rap like he they will
37:25
the album first of all the album is
37:26
because the internet just came out in
37:28
2013
37:29
yeah and I called him every nerds hero
37:31
because he kind of made it cool to be
37:35
intelligent and you know in some circles
37:37
right he
37:38
he made it cool to rap with you know
37:40
proper diction if you're from the south
37:42
he made it cool to not have to speak
37:44
about speaking violent terms if you're
37:47
from the South like he opened up an
37:49
entire world I mean not not saying it
37:52
didn't already exist but he kind of
37:54
popularized it I think and you know I
37:57
give a lot of a lot of a lot of credit
37:59
to Childish Gambino for that and because
38:01
the Internet is the album that really
38:03
you know I guess kind of expressed a lot
38:06
of the a lot of that to you know to the
38:09
world I give him a lot of respect I
38:10
would argue that Lupe probably did it
38:13
first not in the south but just
38:15
popularizing nerd rap kick pushes a big
38:18
song but I don't think it hit the world
38:21
quite like 2005 because that was at
38:23
every club that year yes that was a big
38:27
hit I can see that
38:29
I just don't think Lupe has Lupe has
38:32
survived enough from her from from the
38:36
rest of us from the rest of the critics
38:38
to really to say that I he's had that
38:42
cut same kind of impact you know you got
38:43
childish camp you know you know also
38:46
known as mr. Glover to the rest of the
38:48
world who's kind of already penetrated a
38:50
lot of a lot of Hollywood a lot oh yeah
38:52
you know the entertainment industry and
38:54
then he comes out you know even not
38:56
nothing he wasn't already childish
38:58
gambino but like he was rapping and he
39:00
was acting and producing and doing all
39:02
these other things he kind of spread
39:04
that to a different level
39:05
whereas we knew Lupe has just you know
39:08
really intelligent rappers right there
39:09
Lupe wasn't the first really intelligent
39:11
rapper but you know childish gambino
39:14
kind of I don't know he'd to me in my
39:17
opinion he just kind of made it cool
39:18
like kind of made it okay to cross your
39:21
honor's to really just be yourself as an
39:24
intelligent individual without being
39:26
ashamed of it sure know that so he was
39:29
that's one thing I really like about
39:30
about childish gambino is he always
39:33
seems to be himself there you don't see
39:36
him change you don't see him adjust he's
39:38
you know unapologetically himself and I
39:41
love that he's always challenging
39:42
himself sonically to you right I wasn't
39:46
too you know I don't know why I can't
39:48
think of it right now but the the one
39:51
the R&B; album II did the one with ribbon
39:53
on it yeah I didn't love something my
39:59
love I should remember that but I liked
40:01
I did not like that album at first when
40:03
I first listened to it because it wasn't
40:05
what I was hoping for and then I got rid
40:08
of my expectations went back and
40:10
listened to that and that was a
40:11
beautiful album after I finally just let
40:13
go of expecting to hear another because
40:16
the internet or another you know I
40:18
forgot what's the name of the other
40:19
album he did with Jaden Smith like the I
40:22
was expecting a different sound and then
40:25
he gave us that and I was like what is
40:27
this dude and then it came back it was
40:29
super dope I don't need that come on
40:32
I don't remember cuz I remember I heard
40:34
it once for me so it's like watching a
40:38
pilot to a TV show there's just so much
40:40
music out there that if that pilot
40:42
doesn't grab you ice turn it off and so
40:44
I heard it once and I kind of I think I
40:47
also just didn't come back to it but I'd
40:49
I will give it a once-over again
40:53
okay next for me is care for me by Sabha
41:01
another album that transports me it
41:04
really feels like its own pocket
41:06
universe you're in Silas mind his
41:09
memories the streets of Chicago it's
41:12
such a personal and concise record that
41:17
really moved me once the final track
41:20
ends you realize how it connects to the
41:21
first track and I remember just leaving
41:23
this on just and just letting it loop
41:26
for a while there's so many vignettes of
41:32
his life from talking about his his
41:36
friend who was killed to talk about
41:38
growing up as a child two broken girls
41:42
which is you know something I never even
41:44
thought about put to music about dating
41:48
someone who is emotionally or mentally
41:52
broken like you and you're kind of feta
41:55
sizing those trades as a host of really
41:58
trying to be better or seen that person
42:00
seeing that person as a whole person
42:03
and you're just kind of staying stagnant
42:05
emotionally and mentally
42:07
so that really hit me hard but yeah it's
42:10
not much to say about this album that I
42:11
hadn't said on on the previous show but
42:13
just an amazing work it's a great album
42:15
I mean like it's part of it's part of my
42:18
rotation too you know this one my
42:20
working rotation is usually this album
42:23
Black Swan by semina and eastern line of
42:27
love stories by black do you know that
42:30
one oh yeah yeah yeah
42:31
those three albums kind of flow together
42:33
for me so that's I don't know any song
42:37
on this album either not because I don't
42:39
listen to it it's just because it's it
42:41
plays seamlessly and I don't really know
42:44
which song is really seamless absolutely
42:46
I'm so I love this I have zero
42:48
complaints about this album either it's
42:50
a great project alright my next album is
42:53
uh I know we we talked a bit about
42:55
substance abuse as far as when you know
42:58
Kid Cudi but this one is kind of
43:00
dedicated to a different substance that
43:03
people I won't say abuse it's it comes
43:05
from the earth it's Wiz Khalifa Wiz
43:08
Khalifa's cushion oj okay this to me was
43:12
peak Wiz I haven't really liked much of
43:15
wizard stuff since this hour but this
43:17
project itself just the vibe the mood
43:21
like this this period of time was when
43:24
he and currency were just putting out
43:25
projects left and right like you know
43:28
they had all those mixtapes just this
43:30
specific sound is what I think of when I
43:33
think of prime Wiz not the black and
43:36
yellow and I'll roll up Wiz Khalifa like
43:39
if he could just stick could have just
43:42
stuck to this pocket this cushion oj
43:44
pocket which i've heard somebody
43:46
actually mentioned before in an
43:48
interview with them they were like you
43:49
know do you ever think you'll ever get
43:51
back to that sound and he tried to put
43:53
out some more songs in that you know in
43:55
that vein but he's in such a different
43:58
place right now you know you can't
43:59
expect any artists to go back i forgot
44:02
who said he said if you like my old
44:03
songs listen to my old albums or
44:05
whatever it was
44:06
well that somebody said that he liked my
44:09
old sound listen to my old albums
44:11
something like that but that's kind of
44:12
how Wiz is now he's moved so far past it
44:15
but to me this was
44:17
the best sound that was has ever
44:19
produced what was the last time you put
44:21
out an album I have it I don't remember
44:24
what it was but I have it I think it
44:26
listened to a whole ways out of my life
44:27
really honestly well actually if I think
44:31
about it
44:32
this was probably this is probably the
44:35
only Wiz album that I listened to on
44:36
purpose from start to finish the other
44:41
ones were the other ones before this
44:43
were pretty good like I said with him in
44:45
currency but this most recent album with
44:47
him in currency I had so I had such high
44:50
expectations for it you know but it let
44:54
me down I need I need that cushion Oh
44:57
gee-whiz back or else I just don't
44:58
really care
44:59
learn but this project was was his stand
45:02
out to me okay my next one is killer
45:09
Mike rap music and I almost want to tie
45:13
it again with cancer 4 cure that they
45:15
were almost like like an inverse of
45:16
speaker box in love below because they
45:19
came out within weeks of each other so
45:20
for those who don't know you know it's
45:22
been beaten to death but rap music is
45:25
this generation's America's Most Wanted
45:27
mm-hmm
45:28
it got me thinking it got me starting to
45:31
think more in a Malcolm by any means
45:34
mindset this was the first album where I
45:38
heard a rapper criticize Barack Obama
45:40
for instance from a leftist perspective
45:42
you know we were used to seeing you know
45:44
Jay Cole and Kendrick in the White House
45:46
but as an International Studies major
45:48
and so on who follows independent I've
45:51
been kind of quietly critical for years
45:53
and it was after this album released
45:56
that I started to start sharing more
45:58
little things on the net mm-hmm I didn't
46:02
feel so alone anymore
46:03
but I guess a yes alum came just a
46:06
couple of weeks before cancer 4 cure and
46:08
those albums just dominated my ears
46:09
until when the jewels came out big beast
46:12
still hit so hard that when titled
46:17
untitled that's my doing was pressure on
46:20
this one no that was known this one no
46:22
okay
46:23
but untitled you know you were
46:24
witnessing elegance in the photo yeah
46:27
that that beat goes so it's
46:30
you know alright by Kendrick it's like
46:34
that kind of civil right and I so Raisa
46:35
the kind of black lives matter anthem
46:37
but you could easily cruise to the
46:40
protests listening to this song right
46:42
was it I don't trust the Pope or the
46:46
government Democrat Republican there's
46:49
so many bars that whole album is just
46:51
fantastic
46:52
yeah this was actually my favorite run
46:54
the jewels album okay even though it was
46:57
not technically rtj yeah this is uh this
47:01
is my favorite run the jewels project
47:02
it's it's incredible
47:03
LP man he did his thing what it what a
47:08
decade for LP mmm I'll get to a little
47:10
later spoiler but Oh as if anybody
47:15
listening doesn't know that you're a big
47:17
rtj friend or an LP fan or an LP fan if
47:20
anybody listens yeah I think that's not
47:22
news bro I got tight yeah can't be cured
47:24
again amazing records like we we didn't
47:27
know where L P was gonna go after I'll
47:29
sleep when you're dead and in the demise
47:31
of Def Jux but he came out thousand
47:34
twelve not only with his own record but
47:36
producing killing mics and he was as
47:38
sharp as ever
47:39
$4 Vick is such a personal record for me
47:43
I taught high school and I dealt with
47:46
just crippling racism and at school and
47:51
it almost made me quit Korea and almost
47:54
made me quit being a teacher I was I was
47:56
so down and $4 Vick just it was the
48:00
soundtrack of my soul for four months
48:04
yeah that will make you go out and do
48:07
some stuff man yeah
48:09
my next project this kind of take it
48:12
take it back to the more commercial side
48:14
is Kanye West My Beautiful Dark Twisted
48:17
Fantasy yeah possibly in my top 10
48:21
favorite rap albums of all time all time
48:24
of all time
48:25
whoo and that's because of the
48:28
production the production was exquisite
48:31
and I don't use that word very often but
48:33
it was amazing the just the music the
48:38
musicality of it I don't even know how
48:40
to really describe or have enough
48:41
adjectives for for this album
48:44
you know as far as raps goes I mean this
48:46
is where Nicki Minaj gave us her best
48:48
verse ever you know everybody talks
48:50
about monster when I was DJing I used to
48:53
play that song often all the time she
48:56
was Busta Rhymes man yeah man like but
48:59
the whole thing it had everything you
49:01
know the full package it was for me it
49:06
meant a lot to me because I always loved
49:08
Kanye until 808 came out I'm still not a
49:11
big 8 aways for his name and so you know
49:15
Lena we had we have friends in common
49:17
who were big 808 fans argue for argue
49:20
for that album you know every day of the
49:22
week but I wasn't a fan of it so I was
49:24
hoping for something different to come
49:26
out and he came out with this album and
49:28
everything from power you know got
49:30
anthems like Power on it you know you
49:32
have but you have you know the more
49:36
melancholy songs on there you know you
49:38
have I love seeing that clip of him in
49:40
concert I can't think of the name of the
49:42
song right now but it just starts off
49:44
with this one piano key whatever that
49:49
song is I can't remember the name of
49:50
right now but that that's all right that
49:55
like that just vibe of the whole thing
49:58
of how the simplicity yet how intricate
50:00
that entire album was top ten for me
50:04
rap albums of all time Wow there's some
50:07
strong words yeah man yeah I I thought
50:11
about that a lot that's before I said it
50:13
but that that one I it's undeniable for
50:16
me is that runaway runaway thank you
50:21
yeah thank you
50:22
I felt bad he's I couldn't think of the
50:24
name of the song but that's a great
50:25
joint that's a great great great song
50:27
that song did it that album is another
50:29
one that had no misses on it absolutely
50:31
not I agree the song with John Legend
50:33
was crazy the Pusha T was crazy like
50:35
every year was just set such a standard
50:38
just out the gate of his deck of the
50:41
decade this is it this is the sound it
50:44
was that and the next next year was
50:46
watch the throne right the mises came
50:49
out right I mean he's just set the tone
50:51
yeah of that decade for sure okay I'm
50:55
gonna move on to Lupe Fiasco
50:57
drogas wave again as I said on the
51:00
previous show just like Tetsu and youth
51:02
you can tell just how much
51:04
Lupe put into this album for those who
51:07
are unfamiliar with this album the first
51:09
half is it's kind of a story about a
51:13
slave ship going across the Atlantic and
51:15
it sinks during a storm but slaves the
51:18
slaves that are that are drowning are
51:21
saved by other slaves who adapted or
51:24
were magically imbued with powers to to
51:27
live in the ocean and they proceed to
51:28
help other slaves on ships that pass
51:31
over the waters and the layer here is
51:33
that Lupe worked for Atlantic Records
51:35
and they had a big split and so it's
51:39
kind of like Lupe made this album to
51:41
free or inspire minds and he did that
51:44
for me and my favorite line on it was he
51:48
said um you can accomplish anything if
51:51
you survive blackness and that's off
51:54
with the track Manila I mean talked
51:56
about nerd rap but for sure childish
51:59
gambino took it to another level he kind
52:01
of took that baton in a more poppy way
52:04
but for me hip hop is like a young man's
52:10
john rrah
52:10
and it's cool to see men around my age
52:13
he's a little older than I am just not
52:15
only maintaining but staying ambitious
52:18
without selling out I was saying like
52:20
Chavez can be no slow down or he think
52:22
that but will he make an album about
52:23
slavery and I don't know he could she
52:26
certainly could he did do this is
52:28
America that's true that's true just
52:30
conceptually the last two Lupe albums
52:33
have been to me really great and this
52:35
one was especially fascinating even the
52:37
molested Euclid and Rovers wave and
52:39
drogas I'm tripping Jokers wave and
52:42
that's you on youth because yoga's light
52:44
came out between that and I wasn't a big
52:46
fan of that one I know you are in at
52:48
ETSU a fan but no I was actually shocked
52:50
but you didn't put tattoo on this one I
52:52
was actually I was gonna applaud you
52:53
actually for not adding tattoo in your
52:56
top ten of 2010 because I've literally
52:59
for those of you listening I've
53:00
literally gone back several times
53:02
specifically for Brendan to try and
53:05
listen and enjoy T and Y like and but I
53:09
can't do it like I just don't like
53:11
boom I think I would rather listen to
53:13
lasers and food and liquor too before I
53:16
listen to Tetsu on you that's how bad it
53:18
is to me I think the problem with touch
53:20
me it's not a problem but I think it's
53:22
his lyrically it's his dentist record
53:25
hmm and I think with this his newest
53:29
album he kind of kept that lyricism with
53:33
kind of more but just conceptually it
53:35
was more interesting and test on youth
53:39
the big thing was about seasons right
53:41
you start off with I forgot the the
53:43
season he was spring I could be wrong
53:45
and it goes down in through winter and
53:49
to fall and etc and I thought that was
53:51
really cool how he did that he cut it up
53:53
in that way but yeah it's okay it's art
53:56
its art right it's all subjective and
53:58
drogas wave was a great album though
53:59
like that's it's my favorite
54:01
lupe album since the cool okay you know
54:06
that the coolest Dylan is a classic ah
54:08
that's fantastic you know it's an
54:09
amazing project but drogas wave kind of
54:13
made me feel but I I had been though
54:15
I've been on the loop a fellow of train
54:16
you know I was on that until this album
54:19
came out okay I was waiting for
54:20
something like this and I was okay
54:22
Tetsuo got me back on is back cuz I was
54:24
on that too at ETSU that was that was it
54:26
for me alright okay so my next project
54:34
let's take us to over to the TDE family
54:36
and that is AB soles control system in
54:39
2012 hmm I mean look I was just I've
54:43
always been a big conspiracy theorist
54:45
I've always been into the metaphysics
54:48
and I'd always said there's really there
54:50
aren't really many rappers that are for
54:52
me out there that actually speak to that
54:54
kind of thing Jay Electronica was that
54:57
was the guy that I that you know I would
54:59
listen to for that but then you have um
55:02
you know well I guess I don't know how
55:03
major they were back then but like they
55:05
you have a big label who's really coming
55:07
up and was really growing and you had
55:08
this one guy out of the group out of the
55:10
whole black hippy crew who you know
55:12
talks about Bohemian Grove who talks
55:15
about your pioneer Glen who talks about
55:17
all this stuff and the stuff that I need
55:19
just was deep inside that I don't really
55:22
talk about you know they say don't talk
55:23
about politics or religion
55:25
stuff like that like I don't talk about
55:26
conspiracies with people you know just
55:28
cuz that kind of makes him look you know
55:30
look sideways like right is this guy
55:31
talking about but then you have this guy
55:33
who's rapping about it and I was like
55:35
yeah you know I found myself cheering
55:37
for him like Talk That Talk that you
55:39
know I'm I'm and since then I've always
55:41
listened to absol for that very reason
55:43
you know and but this album control
55:45
system was just the I guess the epitome
55:49
of that the epitome of conspiracy rap on
55:51
a on I guess major scale of course it
55:54
exists in the underground all over the
55:55
place but you know he kind of brought it
55:57
to a major scale and I appreciated it
56:00
for that and terrorist threats the joint
56:02
with Danny Brown and jhene aiko
56:04
is one of my favorite TDE songs period
56:07
it's a great record great great record
56:10
yep I'm about to listen to that on my
56:13
way home it's one it's a great winter
56:16
song specifically just the the actual
56:18
production with you know the wind and
56:20
the background and jenay's voice kind of
56:22
sounds like a like gale you know like
56:24
yeah - gale like it's was that the song
56:27
that was one of the first songs I really
56:29
introduced janay right it wasn't her
56:31
first song but that was one of her
56:32
earlier tracks wasn't it I don't know
56:34
enough about her to say yes knowing that
56:36
but I wouldn't doubt it yeah she's
56:39
fantastic
56:39
I know the toy first learned about Danny
56:41
Brown for sure I think yeah I think that
56:44
was where I learned about Danny Brown
56:45
that's dope record I do wanna go back
56:47
that whole year forty you had control
56:49
system that year good kid maad city and
56:52
Schoolboy Q habits encounters in
56:54
contradictions yeah what a great year
56:56
for them that's right
56:57
my next album so Vilakku apologies in
57:00
advance mm-hmm I talk about this album
57:02
at length all my favorite albums of 2018
57:05
show which console it was it was my
57:08
number two that year but again it's so
57:12
refreshing to see a concept album pulled
57:14
off so well so this is an album
57:16
dedicated to recognizing problematic
57:19
elements within ourselves mental health
57:21
and healing the album is laced with
57:23
twelve skits or interludes kind of based
57:27
on on the twelve steps they include
57:29
people I'm assuming in an a a meeting
57:32
addressing different questions to help
57:33
them heal and love themselves as whole
57:35
people and just Soviet as a rapper
57:38
he he really sounds like Kendrick I mean
57:42
this sounds like he was inspired by a
57:45
good kid or to pimp a butterfly and
57:47
tried to make his own entry in that
57:49
level of concept and execution you know
57:53
in this capitalist neoliberal society we
57:57
were constantly told and pressured to
57:58
feel that we're not enough and it can
58:01
drive us to madness narcissism and
58:03
apathy depression anxiety and this album
58:05
was really inspiring to me and helping
58:10
not only to heal myself but to also have
58:13
more empathy impatience for other people
58:14
mm-hmm so it's miss this one meant a lot
58:17
to me yeah I wasn't really up on silver
58:20
McHugh I heard you mention him before I
58:22
think it wasn't that on the show we
58:23
shone soul 2018 but the 2019 actually it
58:28
was but a wrap-up of 2018 right I think
58:31
that's where I learned about it but I
58:33
really wasn't up on it and after I
58:35
received your list I went and checked
58:37
them out and yeah yes potentially I
58:39
saved it actually in my favorites
58:40
entitle to go back and check it out yeah
58:44
really good now I talked about Danny
58:48
Brown actually in the absol
58:51
from the absol album but Danny Brown is
58:53
actually next on my list and it's the
58:54
xxx album they needed or tape or
58:57
whatever you want to call it again this
59:01
was 2012 and you know not only was I
59:05
into all this other stuff
59:06
I was also drinking a lot in 2012 and I
59:09
was on you know I was I was on some
59:11
derelict type stuff I was 2 years in the
59:13
career you know still standing outside
59:15
in front of the CEO soju bottles you
59:17
know I was I was still doing that type
59:19
of stuff and Danny Brown was the the
59:22
soundtrack to my debauchery let's just
59:25
say that this album though was the I
59:29
guess this album proved to me how
59:32
lyrical Danny Brown really is like when
59:35
you hear a lot of his singles and you
59:37
just hear his raunchiness and things
59:38
like that and you just think all this
59:40
dude is just crazy you know he's insane
59:42
clown posse crazy but dude had some
59:45
serious bars when he's talking about
59:46
this stuff and I'd so from then I
59:49
listened to Danny Brown a little bit
59:51
differently you know
59:52
you know he also changes his voice up so
59:54
he has his more serious serious attack
59:56
lyrical voice on songs like pop blood
59:59
but then you know he has another song
60:01
called radio song where he changes his
60:02
voice to this really high-pitched
60:04
squeaky voice you know the the Danny
60:07
Brown voice that we've come to know and
60:08
love like but he goes party all the time
60:11
that was this album too right
60:13
party all the time she wants to party
60:15
all the time yeah yeah that and this
60:19
song had so many you know good songs and
60:22
a bruiser brigade music died like a rock
60:24
star like it had so many so many so many
60:27
dope songs on it now yeah it XXX and
60:30
it's really cool to see him because he's
60:32
he started out a little older like he
60:34
blew up a little older he's the same age
60:35
as me actually oh really okay yeah
60:37
they're older like me that's right yeah
60:39
there is a word that's the old
60:44
speaking of older my next album is run
60:47
the jewels run the jewels - and again LP
60:52
and killer Mike these two became more
60:55
famous than the most they've ever been
60:58
in their late 30s so again that gives me
61:03
hope but yeah I mean again no one saw LP
61:09
comin this decade this is like his his
61:11
best he's ever been mm-hmm that's right
61:14
that'd be for all my darling don't cry
61:16
Oh brah like when and I loved our TJ one
61:21
it just came out nowhere no one saw that
61:22
coming it is released it you know butane
61:25
off the rap music give it a taste of
61:27
what to come but mandolin the first
61:28
singles blockbuster night hmm
61:30
and you know killer Mike's verse top of
61:34
the morning my fiftieth faces
61:36
Folgers mm-hmm but yes you said when oh
61:39
my darlin came out I think two weeks
61:41
later and that I knew at that point they
61:44
were gonna take things to another level
61:46
hmm like that I can't think of a better
61:48
beat change and then Elle's lion I'm not
61:57
from Earth from far away I bust through
61:58
chest like baby Grey's there's you know
62:00
I'm a huge alien fan I was I was so
62:03
excited that the back
62:05
- back combo with close your eyes on
62:08
that album it's like one of the best
62:10
like three-piece combos mmm no of
62:13
sequencing this decade and like you know
62:15
all of L's projects is just incredible
62:17
how he sequences his work and makes all
62:19
the tracks kind of flow together right
62:21
you can always expect me to make
62:22
fantastic bookends to his albums the
62:24
intros and the outros they're always
62:27
standouts mm-hmm another step up from
62:29
the debut album is how they added more
62:32
socio-political commentary with light
62:34
sheet steel crown early an angel duster
62:39
like that that added piano layer at the
62:41
end of angel duster mm-hmm on the out so
62:43
it's just it's just beautiful and
62:44
alright art TJ is from e3 for three
62:48
I'm really excited for the new album
62:50
this year but I think our TJ two is
62:52
their crown jewel right now have they
62:53
hinted at a release date yet that
62:55
release date but else debt L said it's
62:57
coming out this year for sure that's
62:58
what's up my next project is I guess you
63:02
know back to the commercial side of
63:03
things jay-z's 444 and that Tim this
63:07
album to me was significant because it
63:09
marked a transition I guess in how a lot
63:13
of us view jay-z you know from jay-z the
63:16
rapper to jay-z that everything else the
63:19
Mogul the you know the faithful husband
63:22
you know this was his apology album this
63:24
but he you know talked a lot about Lee
63:29
well he's always let's be fair he's
63:30
always talked a lot about black wealth
63:32
and community but this album kind of
63:35
solidified where he is in you know where
63:38
he places himself in the black community
63:39
and where he wants to be I guess as far
63:42
as where he wants to be looked up to how
63:44
he wants to be looked up to for the
63:46
current generation of black men and
63:50
specifically hip-hop artists I know we
63:52
had a discussion about this and the last
63:54
time I was here but you know even if it
63:57
may be superficial a lot of people are
64:00
still looking at this saying you know
64:02
okay jay-z you know this blackberry and
64:04
our rapper is talking like this okay you
64:07
know there's something to it so even if
64:09
it's just symbolically he means
64:11
something to this current generation of
64:13
rappers and so I really appreciated that
64:16
but to speak to the album and
64:19
particular I love the album sonically
64:22
every song and it meant something
64:24
different to me it felt differently but
64:26
even more so were the music videos if
64:28
you watch the it was like watching a TV
64:31
show and I think that it the video spoke
64:35
just as much as or if not more than the
64:38
songs themselves did and so I really
64:40
appreciated that me coming from a video
64:41
background having those visuals to
64:43
accompany the song was great in the end
64:46
the accompanying interviews as well not
64:48
just the music videos it I think it
64:52
meant a lot for what is to come from
64:55
jay-z and his entire camp and it gives
64:58
me a lot to look forward to from from
65:00
rock nation on that note it's very
65:03
interesting this pass ticket about how
65:05
we experience albums you have just roll
65:08
outs you got Twitter you got these
65:10
interviews you got these visuals and
65:13
justice it's not just like in the nice
65:15
word here's the album and come to my
65:17
concert and here's a generic video of me
65:20
kind of just you know move my hands
65:22
around and and rapping there's so much
65:24
behind that's right these albums now
65:28
yeah it's a great album you know I you
65:32
know we talked about black capitalism in
65:34
a sense but you know as a whole black
65:38
people especially men are not really
65:40
taught enough about economics at a young
65:42
age and so it's better than nothing and
65:45
so I definitely respect that you know
65:46
his story of OJ you know talking about
65:48
just credit like how important that is
65:52
like who really talks about those ranks
65:53
and so I totally resonate with that so
65:56
it's great album
65:58
great album all right so my last one
66:03
it's of no surprise to those who know me
66:06
but Kendrick Lamar to pimp a butterfly
66:08
as it should be yeah given his two
66:12
sokrati is kind of like Radiohead or
66:14
something like everyone has a favorite
66:16
Radiohead album and I think everyone has
66:18
a fear of Kendrick I'll write section 80
66:20
good kid
66:21
damn damn it butterfly I mean but for me
66:24
I think regardless of your favorite this
66:29
is undoubtedly his most important I
66:31
agree a hundred percent
66:33
and this came out in 2015 surviving the
66:35
midst of the protests against racism in
66:37
the States no other mainstream rap album
66:39
came close to that level of Afro
66:41
centrosome in years hmm
66:44
and they were complaints at the time you
66:46
know listening to black the berry some
66:48
were like it's too black and I can't I
66:50
can't relate to this but it's like look
66:53
at it from a movie perspective do you
66:54
have do you need to be an Italian
66:56
gangster to appreciate the Godfather do
66:58
you need to be Jewish to appreciate
67:01
Schindler's List or a toy or a child to
67:03
appreciate Toy Story right this at their
67:05
core they touch on character traits and
67:08
situations that most to all people can
67:11
understand and for Barry black of the
67:13
barriers the price is pride in the face
67:15
of unfair and constant persecution so
67:19
this album speaks on issues that many
67:23
regardless of race age or gender have
67:25
gone through the arrogance that comes
67:27
with intelligence or success the guilt
67:30
of leaving behind loved ones on your
67:32
path to success addiction shaking morals
67:35
depression learning humility loving
67:38
yourself again while these issues have
67:40
been covered in hip hop in the past it
67:43
was fascinating to watch how this new
67:47
generation handled it and I think this
67:50
was again kind of the crown jewel of
67:51
this decade amazing instrumentation the
67:55
jazz the funk the soul I personally
67:58
can't say enough about this album this
68:00
would have been on my list as well but
68:02
as you know we try not to duplicate so
68:04
we talked about it before all right
68:07
being the theme of 2015 that just that
68:11
song I remember in the the the Facebook
68:15
group that the hip hop Facebook group
68:16
that were in together
68:18
shut up to hip hop lovers start out
68:20
their pop lovers that um we talked about
68:22
that a bit and we were talking about I
68:25
guess the some of the most impactful or
68:26
important songs of the decade and a lot
68:30
I saw people questioning you when you
68:31
mentioned all right as as one of them
68:34
well it in our poll in the group it was
68:37
everyone easily but I mean I was just
68:40
shocked to see even those who disagreed
68:42
I didn't understand how people could not
68:45
understand for one
68:46
thing oh really yes I don't let him pay
68:48
that that close attention but I was like
68:50
how can you not understand but okay if
68:52
you tell me they're not black then they
68:53
wouldn't get it but again it just it
68:55
illustrates that there are people who
68:58
partake in our music but we'll never
69:01
truly understand that music mm-hmm
69:03
there are there are some people that you
69:05
know that are in it for you know for
69:09
just the music and there are some people
69:11
that actually you know can feel the
69:14
movement and can understand the movement
69:15
can know what it's actually about and
69:17
obviously those who who disagreed with
69:19
that I'd you know shoot the whole album
69:22
is like that I mean he started off
69:23
talking calling himself King Kunta I
69:25
mean it doesn't get any blacker than
69:27
that I love that project that's one of
69:30
my favorite albums - totally I really
69:33
related to mama a lot it was a great
69:35
beat but just the idea of I've gone
69:37
abroad I've done all this stuff I know
69:39
everything I know everything y'all got
69:41
yeah I tell me mm-hmm then when you
69:43
get home you're like wow mm-hmm I don't
69:47
know as much as I thought I did
69:48
yeah and again that that humility again
69:51
it's great to see black men express that
69:56
kind of vulnerability and humility right
69:59
this decade well I had one more album on
70:03
my list yeah um and it's high height as
70:07
coyote choose your weapon hmm from 2015
70:10
man I need another hiatus coyote album
70:15
they I mean they're for those of you
70:17
don't know there they are a neo soul
70:19
band out of Australia and I mean they're
70:21
just their music is just beautiful I
70:24
don't know if you did you ever listen to
70:26
napalm her solo project there's no I
70:28
haven't it's it's coyote ish but it's
70:33
still it's not the full band I mean
70:35
there's nothing like their sound it's I
70:37
love everything that they put out I
70:39
totally agree
70:41
pick a bigger weapon shootin was a
70:43
choose your weapon it is um is just such
70:46
an amazing project I just I really need
70:49
more from them like seriously I don't
70:54
know if I don't know if they can outdo
70:56
choose your weapon though because it was
70:57
I think they might be I don't the only
71:00
reason why
71:00
think they wouldn't do another project
71:01
is because maybe they can't outdo the
71:04
last rate I'm not you know top
71:06
themselves me there for those who may
71:08
not know this band if you listen to
71:10
innocent pox Malibu he sampled molasses
71:14
on that song without you with Rhapsody
71:16
and on that note before we get out of
71:19
here let's talk about some of our
71:20
honorable mentions really quick yeah so
71:22
a nester parks Malibu was just barely
71:25
missed again it was kind of that black
71:27
boy joy again singer rapper I mean valid
71:30
was such a fantastic project and how
71:33
does coyote actually I was up there too
71:36
with me mmm along with egodeath by the
71:39
internet yes that's a five
71:43
salons got edged out here salons two
71:47
weeks after a seat at the table came out
71:50
I went to therapy for the first time I
71:51
my life mmm it was that album along with
71:54
butterfly I was just like wow I really
71:55
need to get my life together right see
71:58
the table was kind of like eating your
72:00
mom's hearty beef stew wrapped in a
72:03
blanket had a fireplace and a cottage in
72:06
the middle of a snowstorm it was just so
72:07
comforting to me for me my my I guess
72:13
the only one that we didn't mentioned
72:14
was a homeboy Sandman for us lb living
72:17
breed just a great great great project I
72:21
haven't really liked his later projects
72:24
as much as this one agree but that you
72:27
know first we're living breed was just
72:29
such a solid project he's always been
72:31
such an amazing rapper I just wish he
72:33
would make better songs in the current
72:35
day yeah but first of all even breed
72:38
that he had you know uh I don't even
72:41
know how to describe it like but just
72:42
lyrically it felt to me like he was at
72:44
his peak it was at his top yeah and I
72:47
guess the only other album I would add
72:48
to my favorite albums of or I would say
72:52
the most impactful album of in 2010 is
72:55
the album that we still haven't gotten
72:57
from Jay Electronica
73:00
dead serious that is the most impactful
73:04
album of 2010 you know how many people
73:05
are still talking about that are the
73:08
2010s rather how many people are still
73:09
talking about that album everybody was
73:11
kind of really gassing something he was
73:13
really yeah yeah did the whole
73:16
announcement thing you know started
73:18
releasing a couple Lucy's here there
73:20
five years later and you know like I
73:25
said people are still talking about it
73:26
whenever you see them randomly used here
73:28
people interview Erykah Badu and they
73:30
ask her about it
73:31
like that song is not only I mean that
73:34
album is not only in my top ten of 2010
73:37
it's also going to be in my top ten of
73:40
the 2020s in all time whether it comes
73:43
out or not it's just people it's the
73:45
most anticipated album ever and I think
73:48
now it's so anticipated that is that
73:50
it's never gonna come out I mean again
73:54
it's like how can you live up to that
73:55
kind of height mm-hmm really quick some
73:58
other honorable mentions Kaah honor
74:00
killed the samurai mm-hmm tyler flower
74:02
boy yep
74:03
vince staples summertime oh six ASAP
74:07
rocky at long last
74:09
ASAP was great great album great album
74:11
and rhapsody Leila's wisdom eve is great
74:15
but i think honestly Leila's wisdom is
74:17
probably better for me right and shout
74:20
out to Big KRIT forever isn't my long
74:22
time a double album probably the best
74:25
that will album in rap just on a
74:27
consistent level pound-for-pound bead
74:28
and in lyricism fantastic record I'd
74:31
also have to add in twenty one savage I
74:34
am is greater than what I was that album
74:36
for me even as ratchet and crude as it
74:40
might be was super solid and I love the
74:43
project it kind of brought that Atlantis
74:47
sound with a little bit you know mixed
74:50
in I guess intelligence it was the
74:51
mirror to the south to me at that time
74:53
but you know musically and sonically I'd
74:55
have to put that in Marvel mentions and
74:58
nerd it no I can't get into his to him
75:02
his voice and just I was like that until
75:05
this project okay I'll check it out yeah
75:08
I was like that until this project and
75:11
shout out to Griselda who I wish I could
75:13
have put in my top ten list all all of
75:15
their projects are great but again since
75:19
they're just so recent I just think it's
75:21
it's not fair and I would put I would
75:23
there are so many other albums that came
75:25
before that that I've had time to sit
75:27
with and meditate on him before you know
75:29
I created this list sure
75:31
are there any albums looking forward to
75:35
this year other than the jail exonic
75:37
album um I want to see of course I want
75:42
to see Cudi put something else out
75:44
without Kanye on it it's been two years
75:46
so yeah it's it's about it's about time
75:48
for a new Cudi album but as far as
75:52
announcements I haven't really heard any
75:54
announcements that really have me
75:55
excited besides our teaching I'm not
75:59
really excited about our TJ I like them
76:01
I like them a lot and then I will listen
76:04
to it but I don't run to our TJ it's for
76:08
me oh look they're coming out hey great
76:11
that's number one for me Kendrick hasn't
76:13
dropped in three years it's about time
76:15
it's about time because yes he has a kid
76:17
now maybe he's just being a dad for a
76:19
while and that's great that is be a dad
76:20
man but also show us you know give us
76:23
some art that reflects that experience
76:25
I'd love to hear that perspective from
76:26
him Gambino's retirement album should
76:28
come out this year I believe
76:29
oh he's retiring from music and I
76:33
believe I think it's this year
76:35
so I hate what people retire to music he
76:37
doesn't make any sense you're right
76:38
you'll come back in five years right
76:40
right I heard I heard rumors that J Cole
76:44
was recording a music video really and
76:49
so I'm sure he'll drop I mean he dropped
76:51
a forceful Drive in 2014 he dropped four
76:54
as only in 2016 he dropped kod in 2018
76:57
so it would stand to reason that he'll
76:59
probably drop something this year all
77:01
right J Cole I like kod yeah I don't
77:05
really love Bobby love his stuff but kod
77:08
was pretty good and if he can evolve and
77:10
grow from that then yeah sure right I'm
77:12
down for it well okay everyone this
77:15
about concludes this show before we go
77:18
have you seen bad boys three not yeah
77:21
when I watch this movie there's a scene
77:23
where Will Smith and Martin Lawrence are
77:28
standing in front of a door to like go
77:29
talk to a person Marv Lawrence is like
77:31
hey let's just knock on the door and
77:33
talk to me let's just be chill and
77:35
bulbous and Will's like Mike Larry's
77:37
like that and just kicks the door
77:38
down with this gun
77:39
out and there's a white guy snorting
77:42
coke and he gets he gets up like kind of
77:44
ready to like defend himself and this
77:48
was the 90s or early 2000s do kind of
77:50
laugh at that but
77:51
after all that we've seen and know about
77:53
cops these days that kind of for me that
77:57
kind of cop worship I felt such fear for
78:00
that white dude and angry at Will Smith
78:03
for being like a fascist and I didn't
78:06
mention this on my review I forgot to
78:09
talk about it and I wonder how black
78:11
folks feel about that whether they
78:13
turned their brains off and just enjoyed
78:15
the moment or if they had some kind of
78:17
recoil on that because he had his gun
78:19
out he said I know you're just hopped up
78:20
on drugs right now but if you move on me
78:22
I will shoot you and there was no other
78:24
option
78:24
there was no I'll tase you I'll just
78:27
tell you to the ground with my you know
78:28
police training she said I will I will
78:31
kill you I'll be honest my first
78:33
reaction upon hearing that story I was
78:36
excited for you know Mike Lowrey like
78:39
yeah get him you know what I mean but
78:41
you're right and thinking about it and
78:43
thinking about it in more realistic
78:44
terms you know I'm I'm one of those guys
78:45
who will what get those cop watch videos
78:47
and scroll through them just to see what
78:49
kind of ridiculousness happens and yeah
78:52
if it were you know a more reality based
78:55
story I would have yeah or just their
78:57
simple race swap what if that if my
78:59
Claire was was a white dude and he just
79:01
burst into a black guy's apartment after
79:05
he had you know smoked a joint and he's
79:06
kind of dazed and like what's going on
79:08
and it's gone out like stop moving or I
79:11
will kill you mm-hmm that's gonna evoke
79:14
invoke a lot of fear totally different
79:17
emotion but I guess since the shoe is
79:18
generally on the other foot like the
79:20
shoe is most publicly on the other foot
79:24
it's more difficult to I guess to
79:28
receive that emotion because normally
79:30
we're used to seeing it seeing it that
79:31
way though where the white cop busts in
79:33
on a person of color yeah and you know
79:36
you get that kind of you know reaction I
79:39
will shoot you if you move versus saying
79:41
hey put you know put the blood down and
79:44
you know lay on your lay on your stomach
79:45
right yeah I mean like there's that I
79:50
guess naturally we you know that we
79:53
comes out and says that that's the more
79:55
common thing that we hear right and so I
79:58
guess hearing it seeing it in a movie
80:00
like that I don't you know it didn't it
80:02
wouldn't really affect me as much as
80:03
Bratton I don't know I won't say should
80:05
or shouldn't but it just wouldn't affect
80:07
me that much cool tell us what your
80:10
favorite albums are in the comments be
80:13
sure to give us a review ruin Apple
80:15
podcast or on Spotify Ron anchor find us
80:18
there I want to thank Jack Zilla for
80:21
being here my pleasure any time yeah it
80:23
was awesome take care of y'all peace
80:25
peace 

Brendon
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