Recovery Vs. Thank Me Later
Which album is better? Honestly I think Drake's album was garbage and Eminem's was sick... Curious to hear your guys opinions.
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I'm not a fan of Drake or Eminem.
I like Eminem's bettter.
Drake is overhyped to me. He has a BORING way of rapping. Lacks a personality behind the mic IMO.
They're both horrible. Listen to the Doors and learn something from music besides simple cliches about dealing drugs or robbing people or bragging about fancy cars and jewelry. Nick Drake and the Beatles will also suffice. They all have something every artist now-a-days lacks.....intelligence.
there is nothing cliche about robbing people or dealing drugs, unfortunately this is the reality many people have to deal with everyday. Everybody isn't as fortunate to be able to go to school or find a good job. The cars a jewelry are symbols of success because most rappers really were on wellfare, they really were selling jobs living paycheck to paycheck and out of nowhere because of their talent of being able to relay a message and connect to everyday people they are millionaires. Their money didnt grow on a tree they really went out a made something out of their life therefore they have a reason to brag, and it gives people hope that if they did it so can I. And its true.
Eminem's album is great. I love that he stopped going all crazy on us. Plus, relapse was corny.
Drake's album? Far past my expectation. I think his album in terms of creativity? Top album of 2010 so far. I like the blend of rnb, hip-hop, pop etc.
im playing j.cole right now both are boring to me
To me, Drake is pretty good, but is NOTHING without Lil' Wayne.
ya'll should listen to yo gotti and gucci mane thats some dirty south rap right there
Mr. analyst, listen to Eminem.. His rap is real music and is intelligent. He doesn't just rap about cars and dealing drugs-- he's arguably the best rapper ever (definitely top-5). He has fallen off some since his earlier years but this album destroys his last 2 which were terrible (Encore/Relapse)
JNixon--Drake always seems like he is trying to sound cool instead of rapping good--i know what you mean....
Blazer-J Cole is sick can't wait for his album to drop... Smart dude, good rapper.. Simba might be my favorite song my him.
jman- lil wayne is not a very good rapper. he can spit sometimes--but for the most part i don't like him
no way gucci mane is the worst!!!!!!!
What u talkin bout Spencer?! Gucci Mane's the s***.
I'm possibly the only person from the South that doesn't like Gucci Mane. It must be one of those "he sucks so bad....that he's good" kind of things
T.I. is easily the best rapper in the South.
I haven't heard Eminem's yet. I'm working on it right now lol.
Drake is super talented, but he's not a complete rapper just yet. Thank Me Later was good overall, but it didn't meet my expecations though. It's not a disappointing CD... I just had HIGH expecations for him. He had tighter tracks on his mixtapes. No classics on this CD, but some tracks to bang for the summer. Show Me a Good Time is a good track.
ButlerBulldogs, can I have your e-mail address please?
EDIT: I guess I have to stay on topic. Nas would take these new-punk rappers to school. I'm more of a rock guy though.
I'm scared for J. Cole. Look at past rappers who worked under Jay-Z, they usually fail.
Drake is nothing without Weezy? OTHER WAY AROUND FRIEND. Why do you think he signed him? Because he knows he cannot beat him lyricswise.
My Favorite Drake song on that Album? Karaoke and The Resistance.
I make music on my spare time and those are good vibe song.
Drake is overrated. He gets on a beat and he talks, he doesn't rap. Also, some of his rhymes do not even make sense/are retarded. I'm not saying I don't enjoy listening to a couple of songs by him, I am just not nearly as big of a fan as some people on here seem to be and some of my friends.
In my opinion, Jay-z is the best rapper alive (2pac will always be the best of all time). Reasonable Doubt and the first Blueprint were both amazing albums. And at 40, he still put out a pretty good album in the Blueprint III.
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I can listen to tracks 1-6 straight without stopping. Karaoke and The Resistance are on point.
Word. I don't know about the second half tho.
Unforgettable throws me off. I like Fancy, it's good not great. Miss me and Find Your Love are hits. That's about it.
Could it be Album of the year? Maybe. I'm waiting for Lupe with Lazers....
Lol I think the same thing. Fancy is OK... Not a banger though. I don't like Unforgettable, which is surprising because I usually like Jeezy. I don't even pay attention to CeCe's Interlude. 11/14 tracks ain't bad.
I'm hyped for that Lupe. Both of his CD's are two of my favorites.
why did you say at 40 like aging affects rapping negatively? you should become a better rapper/artist as you get older
I mean he is rapping at 40 and still putting out good albums. Albums that are a lot better than people half of his age. I am not saying that in a negative way, I'm saying it in a good way.
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I listened to Eminem many a times, but how can you compare those lyrics to "real" lyrics like The Doors or someone and even say he was half as intelligent as say Jim Morrison?
Before you slip into unconsciousness
I'd like to have another kiss
Another flashing chance at bliss
Another kiss, another kiss
The days are bright and filled with pain
Enclose me in your gentle rain
The time you ran was too insane
We'll meet again, we'll meet again
Oh tell me where your freedom lies
The streets are fields that never die
Deliver me from reasons why
You'd rather cry, I'd rather fly
The crystal ship is being filled
A thousand girls, a thousand thrills
A million ways to spend your time
When we get back, I'll drop a line
I've had both albums for about a week and I am a fan of both. After listening to both albums numerous times Recovery is without a doubt the better album. Recovery is an extremely powerful and emotional listen, its the album people thought Relapse was going to be. Every song on Recovery is tailored made to be a hit without sacrificing any lyrical slaughtering. Thats a feat that few artists can accomplish and Em makes it look easy.
Thank Me Later however is a colossal disappointment in my eyes. I've been waiting for this album like everybody else for quite a long time. When you title an album Thank Me Late you are obviously tryna make a statement. Drake wanted it to be known that he was coming to change the game and everybody will understand in a couple of years. I was expecting something along the lines of Reasonable Doubt, College Dropout, or even Cham's Sound Of Revenge. Drake without a doubt fails to live up to expectations because his album just doesnt make that statement it was suppose to make. It doesn't jump out and grab you like when you first listened to the Slim Shady LP. A perfect example of the way the album plays is how amazing the intro Fireworks in and the very next song Kareoke brings down the whole mood of the album because it is entirely too slow. That is the albums greatest fault is that it sounds like 2 different albums clashed into one. He has his slow songs like Kareoke which are so out of a place because I did not buy the Drake album to listen to him sing for 3 minutes n one 16 bar rap i would of popped in the Trey Songz album if i wanted to hear that.
and @ everybody who posted shit about how rap sucks or The Doors were real music you just out of your league. Drake and Eminem both write lyrics about popular culture and just things people go through in everyday life. If your too old to understand please dont hate on it because of it. If you were too read their lyrics off of OHHLA.com you would be surprised at just how in depth in insightful their music is. We feel their music just like you felt the rock music back in the day. its a sign of the times. It parallels our life.
And Hip-Hop and basketball is a match made in heaven so this was a good post.
u sed ur from the south...how can u forget luda!
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JCole , Wiz Khalifa, Jay Electronica , Lupe Fiasco , Kid Cudi , wale Are The Future of hip hop and i think got the most talent.
kiladephian19134 - very well said
I'll take Jay Electronica over Gucci Mane, O.J. Da Juiceman, Yo Gotti or any other of those guys. IMO, he's the best Southern rapper out today.
i love gucci mane but soulja boy and whack are whacka whack but this song is good
eminem a lot better sooooo many songs that he killed on recovery not afraid 25 to life and tha whole album is fireee
drake is aight
j cole is nicee
Not my preferred genre but when you compare anyone to legends such as jim morrison than you surely will be dissapointed--especially if rap isn't your thing.
Haven't listened to too much oldies rock music... I'll take a listen to The Doors later and let you know my opinion but that kind of music is pretty much uncomparable to present day rap (well at least the best lyrical rappers)
By uncomparable I mean that rap is more about defeating others/cockiness/street emotion... Oldies rock is completely different--you gotta take each for what it's worth I suppose, which is two completely different things.
Chamillionaire is the best rapper from the South IMO because he blends creative lyrics, punchlines, in fact he got as many punchlines as anybody in the game right now even compare to the likes of Luda, Cassidy, and Fabolous, but he also got hooks for days and speaks about important topics. Plus his flow and rhymes are sick. But Luda and T.I. are obviously there too, the only other southern rappers who get respect in Philly lyrically is Wayne, Jeezy, and Rick Ross.
lupe fiasco one of my favs 2
Lupe Fiasco, Nas, Asheru, Outkast, Mos Def, Talib Kweli, OC, Jeru the Damaja, KRS-One, Rakim, Big Daddy Kane, ect... There is a lot of great rap out there.
OrangeJuiceJones and ButlerBulldogs, I need your responses as soon as possible.
cause i'm from the south my favorite rappers are: yo gotti, gucci mane, young jeezy, three 6 mafia, project pat, oj da juice man, rick ross...guys like that. i'm not big on the new york rappers like lupe fiasco, rakim, ect
Good to see somebody mention Jeru. You wouldn't believe how many people have said, "Who's this?" as they listened to who I was listening to through my headphones.
Blueprint 3 was not a good album. That was BS.
I can't believe Officer Ross still has so many fans.
B.o.B album is still hot. I personally like Eminem's album more compare to Drake's. But Thank Me Later is pretty good too. The albums that everybody should look out for is Kanye West, Young Jeezy, Lupe Fiasco, and T.I.
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As for B.o.B., I'm not a fan. I used to like him but when he became popular, I lost interest.
Shoutout to Blazermann, half the people I know dont even know who J. Cole, that man is a lyrical genius
And as far as eminem vs drake goes, Drakes album, which i havent heard in its entirety yet, has seemed to be a dissapointment thus far.....in the NBA world, the projected rookie of the year, has been a bust thus far...
Eminem is a mastermind, that album is up there in HISTORY,
i like eminem
llcoolj used to be my fav. though
Alright...I gotta throw someone in here.
What about WALE?