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Man I'm actually surprised about Starboy. It is sounding good to me based on that short film. Too bad False Alarm is on the album.
False Alarm definitely doesn't work as a song anyone would ever want to take their time to listen. It was great for that video, but that's it. Hopefully the album version will be different (?).
 
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"He’s a genius. He is really a genius," the singer explained. "He’d walk around. He’d play the record over and over again. I played him songs, the Starboy theme of course, which he incorporated into his verse. He would just walk around. We had food. He’s writing his verse in his head. He would go into his phone, look at it a few and then put it back and start walking around. He then at one point he went into the studio booth and I closed the door and I could hear him yelling his verse in his head. He was really committed, you can tell he put his all into. It wasn't just a random Kendrick Lamar verse, it was something special because again, I don’t like to say this all the time, but we’ve known each other for a while and it’s crazy how we started connecting on this record"
http://www.complex.com/music/2016/11/weeknd-beats-1-interview-starboy-kendrick-lamar
 
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Can you explain what the hell is all this?
Ian Connor started out as a model, quickly became a stylist and worked for various hip-hop acts (Wiz, Ye, A$AP Mob etc.) until rape accusations by 6 women surfaced. Some people like Theophilus London defended him but they fell out and basically everyone cut ties with him.

Now he posted this on twitter. I doubt its authenticity though.
 
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Starting to think about my AOTY. My head says Atrocity Exhibition but my heart says Sun's Tirade 🤔
Sun's Tirade's gonna be on my list too. I'll post mine soon. Probably won't change much anymore until the end of the year and I won't be listening to much new stuff next month with FFXV being out, anyway.
 
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I'll give it to Blank Face for it being a 17 track album with only one skippable track.

The other project I would give it to is A Cold Night if you want to count that.

Atrocity Exhibition is great, the second half of the album is very creative but it's mostly a miss for me.

American Muscle is still up there even though I don't go back to it much.

Then there's this

 
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I wonder if Jay will be able to forgive Kanye,because this reminds me of what Jaz-0, De'Haven, and Beans did to Jay all over again.
Except Jay always struck a more "I pity him" tone with Beans, and kept up some level of contact throughout that all (like when Beans grandma died) and have made up though still aren't 'tight'again.
Meanwhile he's thrown Jaz-O completely in the garbage disposal, and i'm not sure what the Dehaven situation is at this point, other than ths diss on American Gangster.
Kanye slandering Jay like this on stage is negative towards Jay's image, Jay's never crossed the line into insulting Kanye publically even when he was given lay-ups to in interviews.
 

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Going to see Tribe Called Red tonight. Pretty amped. There's a large Native population surrounding the area so it should be a pretty bumpin show.
 
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I've just been looking through the new Friday hip-hop releases on Apple Music and I've not heard of any of this weeks releases.

One that sticks out is a dude called 'Termanology'. Looking at his past projects he has had some heavyweight producers and features on his previous albums. Collabs with household names in hip-hop but yet, this dude? I've never heard of him.

Got me wondering. Do you think some people "buy" their way into the hip-hop game? Dudes who come from rich families that aspire to become famous rappers, so they hire the best producers and pay for high profile collab artists?

I'm not saying Termanology is like this but do you reckon it happens a lot?
 
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I've just been looking through the new Friday hip-hop releases on Apple Music and I've not heard of any of this weeks releases.

One that sticks out is a dude called 'Termanology'. Looking at his past projects he has had some heavyweight producers and features on his previous albums. Collabs with household names in hip-hop but yet, this dude? I've never heard of him.

Got me wondering. Do you think some people "buy" their way into the hip-hop game? Dudes who come from rich families that aspire to become famous rappers, so they hire the best producers and pay for high profile collab artists?

I'm not saying Termanology is like this but do you reckon it happens a lot?
Umm Term is old school been in the game forever earned his respect.
 
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Term has been grinding for well over 10 years. He's signed to Statik Selektah, who can get him great looks. He's also good at going after golden era producers who don't get as much spin today.
 
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Remember when Watch How It Go Down came out? If you were into "real hip hop" at the time you remember when Termanology was bubbling. I remember when the album track list came out and the production list looked like a Christmas list. Premo, Pete Rock, etc.

Then I actually heard the album lol. It was ok I guess. He has had better projects since then like the albums he did win Statik but nothing knock out amazing.
 
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Yeah, I remember Term, lol. Never really liked him even in my hardcore Rap Head phase in the mid-00's. Now he's the personification of corny, dusty underground Rap to me. To be fair, I haven't followed him since '08 or so.
 
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Remember when Watch How It Go Down came out? If you were into "real hip hop" at the time you remember when Termanology was bubbling. I remember when the album track list came out and the production list looked like a Christmas list. Premo, Pete Rock, etc.

Then I actually heard the album lol. It was ok I guess. He has had better projects since then like the albums he did win Statik but nothing knock out amazing.
Yeah, I care more for his singles than anything else. I can't even remember a single project.
 
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The Weeknd's new album will be great background music for those family parties you have to satisfy everyone's taste.

There are some good tracks there, but mostly are forgettable.
 
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