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Who is your top 5?

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Rappers, I mean. Dead or alive. Seen the Chris Rock Movie?

Heres mine. Can’t rank them, maybe that’s a separate thread  

Guru

Tupac 

Biggie

Method Man

Ghostface Killah

Honorary mention:

Big L

Big Pun

Raekwon

Phife Dawg

Nas

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Posted (edited)

  • Suga Free
  • Lil Rob
  • Jean Grae (aka What What)
  • Leikeli47
  • Ol' Dirty Bastard

 

Edited by EL-FLIPPO

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5 minutes ago, EL-FLIPPO said:
  • Suga Free
  • Lil Rob
  • Jean Grae (aka What What)
  • Leikeli47
  • Ol' Dirty Bastard

 

Only heard of two of them. ODB was more personality than skill. Many of the Wu members wrote his rhymes, too.

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Nat King Cole

Queen

Ella Fitzgerald

David Bowie

Saw Janis Ian live at the Avalon in Easton Maryland on April 27.

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The next top 5 includes

The Temptations

Curtis Mayfield

Elton John

The Beatles

All of the 'Philly Sound' groups ( Stylistics, Delfonics, Moments, et al)

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Audiobooks! Tom Clancy, Larry Niven, some other authors I can't remember offhand. Bunch of SF books and some about Aviation & Space and some WWII histories esp Submarines and the USAAF. Rarely listen to Music anymore. If I do it may be Hendrix or The Byrds or a mix of 60's & 70's stuff, Psychedelia and such, some Country Rock later in that era. Mostly books though, re-listening to Carl Sagan's Cosmos now back & forth to work every day. I only listen while driving, don't listen to anything at home. Then I'm watching TV or Movies and/or fooling with the PC or Laptop at the same time.

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Posted (edited)

Kool Moe Dee

Rakim

Mos Def

Talib Kweli

Tupac

 

Edited by bmore_ken

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14 hours ago, bmore_ken said:

Kool Moe Dee

Rakim

Mos Def

Talin Kweli

Tupac

 

Kool Moe Dee?

Interesting.

And it's Talib. ;)

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30 minutes ago, Pickle20 said:

Kool Moe Dee?

Interesting.

And it's Talib. ;)

Absolutely. How You Like Me Now. Wild Wild West. Money Can’t Buy Respect. Classics. Autocorrect on Kweli’s name. I’ve always been more of a fan of odd school rap. Rap kind of fell off in the 21st century IMO

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Shouldn't this topic be in Open Mic?  >> ;) <<

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1 hour ago, bmore_ken said:

Absolutely. How You Like Me Now. Wild Wild West. Money Can’t Buy Respect. Classics. Autocorrect on Kweli’s name. I’ve always been more of a fan of odd school rap. Rap kind of fell off in the 21st century IMO

KMD is before my wheelhouse. That's old-old school to me. I'm a 89-99 kinda guy. I agree, rap fell way off after 2000 although there were still some good albums released after that.

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Pickle, I hope I don't ruin your thread. I love so much music that I broke it down into general categories. If it's too much, PM me and I'll delete it with no offense taken. Each category consists of my Top 5, and 5 Honorable Mentions:

CLASSIC ROCK

  1. Jefferson Airplane
  2. Pink Floyd (before Dark Side Of The Moon)
  3. The Guess Who
  4. Jimi Hendrix w/ Band Of Gypsies (Buddy Miles & Billy Cox)
  5. Grand Funk Railroad (before Survival)
  • Frank Zappa (the Hot Rats-Wakajawaka era)
  • Budgie (a Led Zepplin-Black Sabbath hybrid)
  • Chicago Transit Authority
  • The Moody Blues
  • Uriah Heep

________________________________________________________

70's UNDERGROUND & JAZZ-ROCK

  1. War (including w/ Eric Burdon, but before Why Can't We Be Friends)
  2. George Clinton & Parliament/Funkadelic
  3. Dreams (including Billy Cobham & The Brecker Brothers)
  4. Cold Blood (feat. Lydia Pense)
  5. Santana
  • Sly & The Family Stone
  • Earth, Wind and Fire (early period w/ vocalist Jessica Cleaves)
  • Stevie Wonder (Music Of My Mind era)
  • Curtis Mayfield (Curtis "Live" era)
  • The Rotary Connection (feat. Minnie Riperton)

________________________________________________________

JAZZ (MAINSTREAM)

  1. Woody Shaw
  2. McCoy Tyner
  3. Lambert, Hendricks, & Ross
  4. Sun Ra
  5. Sarah Vaughn
  • Hubert Laws
  • Betty Carter
  • Art Ensemble Of Chicago
  • Joe Henderson
  • Dexter Gordon

________________________________________________________

JAZZ FUSION

  1. Miles Davis
  2. Herbie Hancock
  3. Chick Corea w/ Return To Forever (including Stanley Clarke)
  4. Airto
  5. Weather Report
  • Flora Purim
  • Jean Luc-Ponty
  • Gary Bartz & The NTU Troop (a Baltimorean!)
  • Billy Cobham
  • The Mahavishnu Orchestra (feat. John McLaughlin)

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60's R&B and SOUL

  1. The Five Stairsteps
  2. The Marvelettes
  3. Dionne Warwick
  4. Mary Wells
  5. Brenda & The Tabulations
  • Aretha Franklin
  • Walter Jackson
  • James Brown
  • Martha & The Vandellas
  • Otis Redding

________________________________________________________

LATE 60's and Early 70's R&B and SOUL

  1. The Intruders
  2. The Delfonics
  3. The O'Jays
  4. Eddie Holman
  5. The Spinners
  • The Mad Lads
  • The Manhattans
  • The Three Degrees
  • Love Unlimited
  • Skip Mahoney & The Casuals

________________________________________________________

SOUL "INSTRUMENTAL" GROUPS

  1. Odell Brown & The Organ-izers
  2. The Meters
  3. (D)yke & The Blazers
  4. Booker T. & The M.G.'s
  5. Jr. Walker & The All Stars
  • Earl Van (D)yke & The Soul Brothers (aka The Funk Brothers)
  • The Bar-Kays (original group)
  • Willie Mitchell
  • Charles Wright & The Watts 103rd Street Rhythm Band (early period)
  • Kool & The Gang (early period)

________________________________________________________

BLUES

  1. John Lee Hooker
  2. T-Bone Walker
  3. Albert King
  4. Sonny Boy Williamson (the original one...there were 2)
  5. Little Sonny
  • Johnny Heartsman
  • Howlin' Wolf
  • Little Walter
  • Wynonie Harris
  • Louis Jordan

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3 hours ago, EL-FLIPPO said:

Pickle, I hope I don't ruin your thread. I love so much music that I broke it down into general categories. If it's too much, PM me and I'll delete it with no offense taken. Each category consists of my Top 5, and 5 Honorable Mentions:

CLASSIC ROCK

  1. Jefferson Airplane
  2. Pink Floyd (before Dark Side Of The Moon)
  3. The Guess Who
  4. Jimi Hendrix w/ Band Of Gypsies (Buddy Miles & Billy Cox)
  5. Grand Funk Railroad (before Survival)
  • Frank Zappa (the Hot Rats-Wakajawaka era)
  • Budgie (a Led Zepplin-Black Sabbath hybrid)
  • Chicago Transit Authority
  • The Moody Blues
  • Uriah Heep

________________________________________________________

70's UNDERGROUND & JAZZ-ROCK

  1. War (including w/ Eric Burdon, but before Why Can't We Be Friends)
  2. George Clinton & Parliament/Funkadelic
  3. Dreams (including Billy Cobham & The Brecker Brothers)
  4. Cold Blood (feat. Lydia Pense)
  5. Santana
  • Sly & The Family Stone
  • Earth, Wind and Fire (early period w/ vocalist Jessica Cleaves)
  • Stevie Wonder (Music Of My Mind era)
  • Curtis Mayfield (Curtis "Live" era)
  • The Rotary Connection (feat. Minnie Riperton)

________________________________________________________

JAZZ (MAINSTREAM)

  1. Woody Shaw
  2. McCoy Tyner
  3. Lambert, Hendricks, & Ross
  4. Sun Ra
  5. Sarah Vaughn
  • Hubert Laws
  • Betty Carter
  • Art Ensemble Of Chicago
  • Joe Henderson
  • Dexter Gordon

________________________________________________________

JAZZ FUSION

  1. Miles Davis
  2. Herbie Hancock
  3. Chick Corea w/ Return To Forever (including Stanley Clarke)
  4. Airto
  5. Weather Report
  • Flora Purim
  • Jean Luc-Ponty
  • Gary Bartz & The NTU Troop (a Baltimorean!)
  • Billy Cobham
  • The Mahavishnu Orchestra (feat. John McLaughlin)

Thatsa better!

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