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Postby Big Boss Man » Sun Sep 17, 2017 4:46 pm

Find something cool on YouTube share it here. I'll start it off with the late great Marc Bolan and T.Rex


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Postby Big Boss Man » Tue Sep 19, 2017 5:28 am

All the Kings Men, a 5hr doc about the "Memphis Mafia"

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Postby Big Boss Man » Fri Oct 13, 2017 4:59 am

Saw that on BBC4 the other day, really good doc


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Postby Bandit » Fri Oct 13, 2017 8:04 am

I used to love $hortdog as a kid. Him rapping on Ant Banks beats doesn't get enough love today. For some reason he's a guy you just don't think to relisten to. Actually Ant's entire mid-90s production discography: Spice-1, Rappin-4-Tay, Dru Down, South Central Cartel, were all forgotten.

That's one thing that always bugged me about hip hop: there's not enough memory given to the prior generations unless you're a hardcore fan. Rock always had classic radio stations, but only Sirius has one (and they play too much of the same stuff, I got so sick of hearing Tribe Called Quest every other song.)

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Postby Big Boss Man » Fri Oct 13, 2017 6:04 pm

Yea there's a lot of rappers and groups on what you could call hip hops landfill who deserve a ton more credit. Especially $hort because he's one of the OGs of rap. Definitely agree there needs to be more hip hop history lesson(s). Guys like Scarface don't get much credit either even Cube is seen more as a movie actor now when at one time he was arguably ahead of the game when he dropped Amerikkkas Most Wanted. So it's not just the unsung guys like Too $hort but Ice Cube, Ice T et al.

Those names you mentioned I recognise and to my knowledge only 4Tay had a hit with a Sample of Its A Shame. Guys like Tim Westwood played some obscure things but it was mostly mainstream hip hop which got any play on radio even on his show. I think music is now more about the "now" unless a label can repackage and re-release it like they do with Elvis, The Beatles, Beach Boys etc. A hip hop classics station with a varied playlist and not just Tupac, Biggie et al would be cool because there's a ton of unsung artists who put out some great music but never really broke out in the mainstream. VH-1 used to do that Hip Hop Honors but even then it honoured guys who had mainstream success.
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Postby Bandit » Fri Oct 13, 2017 10:35 pm

They still have the Hip Hop Honors. Master P was the headline inductee this year. He was awful, but it was amazing how he built No Limit from nothing when in America it's incredibly rare for an indie label to be able to get #1 albums (the only other ones I can think of was Priority with Ice Cube's The Predator, Ruthless with NWA's Niggaz4life, Epitaph with Offspring's Smash and Rap-A-Lot with Scarface's Untouchable.) But No Limit was more impressive since P went from selling tapes out of his car to #1 albums in 4 years because he was a brilliant, self-taught businessman yet awful rapper.

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Postby Big Boss Man » Sat Oct 14, 2017 4:00 am

OK cool we don't get them here now. Master P turned No Limit into an empire. There's a good Louis Theroux doc where he talks with P and tries to get signed to No Limit. He also had a sports management company and I think he tried to get a NBA contract at one point too.
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Postby Bandit » Sun Oct 15, 2017 12:33 am

His sports management firm was a disaster. Jay-Z hired people who know what they're doing to give him advice. P's ego was huge in 1999 so he thought he didn't need any advice, because if he did great business moves in music and his straight to video movies, he could do sports too. He signed Ricky Williams, which was enormous because he was the most talked about player in college football. He ended up making a deal for a contract so bad they teach classes about it in management college courses. So nobody would go near him after that. And Rocafella took over No Limit around that time too.

And yeah, he actually was a pretty good basketball player but he had a really bad knee. He got a college scholarship for basketball in the late 80s but tore his ACL. He was on the Hornets but got cut during the pre-season. But that's still damn good to be an older rookie (he was 30 IIRC) and make it that far.

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Postby Big Boss Man » Wed Oct 18, 2017 12:13 am

If you can access All4 they have the new docu-movie about George Michael called "Freedom"
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