Video: Ab-Soul ft. Kendrick Lamar – ILLuminate

Ab-Soul drops a visual for ‘ILLuminate’ featuring Kendrick Lamar off his Control System project.

Previously: ScHoolBoy Q & Ab-Soul x 3 Little Digs (Video)


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144 Responses to “Video: Ab-Soul ft. Kendrick Lamar – ILLuminate”

  1. HolidayKirk Says:

    Ab-Soul? Jay Rock? Schoolboy Q? TDE is lookin stacked from where I’m standin.

  2. Troubleshooter1900 Says:

    Reasonable Doubt
    Vol 1
    Vol 3

    I only say that because those I feel we’re more than albums trying to make dollars. Those were Hov’s greatest teaching points.

    Them shits were frescos of what made him, him. And what the cesspool of the hood breeds if given the proper circumstance.

    I can play those pieces as one song, straight through and feel like I can still pull out a fresh GEM to abide by for a while.

  3. HolidayKirk Says:

    Chicago rap star Chief Keef was locked up Tuesday afternoon for violating his probation from a 2011 gun charge.

    The 17-year-old rapper, whose real name is Keith Cozart, was taken into custody during a hearing in Juvenile Court in Chicago. A hearing on his sentence will be held Thursday.

    Cook County Juvenile Court Judge Carl Anthony Walker said Chief Keef exhibited a “clear disregard for the court’s authority” in appearing with a gun during an interview with Pitchfork.com.

    ^^^^^^^

    Oh shiiiiiit

  4. jderrida Says:

    Lamar
    Schoolboy
    Soul/Rock

    Fact.

    2013 is TDE year tho.

  5. AmpGeez a.k.a. Amphernee Hardaway Says:

    Replace the bullshit on Vol. 1 with the Hov joints from the Streets Is Watching soundtrack.

    Classic status.

  6. HolidayKirk Says:

    Cosign Chief Keef doh

    Back From the Dead >>>

  7. AmpGeez a.k.a. Amphernee Hardaway Says:

    Pitchfork.com.
    ^^^

    Cracker ass crackers

  8. Troubleshooter1900 Says:

    The Blueprint may have been his most commerically accepted and successful album, and it may have been his first real shiny, glossy albums and alla that. But it don’t compare to the rest of his shit.

    Are we really gone compare Hola Hovito, Jigga Jigga, That Nigga Jigga, Renegade and the likes of all that popish shit to the lessons of Where I’m From, A Million And One Questions/Rhyme No More etc!?!?!?!?

    Nah, right?

    I can’t co-sign that.

  9. F YOU PAY ME! Says:

    Reasonable Doubt
    Vol 1
    Vol 3

    I only say that because those I feel we’re more than albums trying to make dollars. Those were Hov’s greatest teaching points.

    Them shits were frescos of what made him, him. And what the cesspool of the hood breeds if given the proper circumstance.

    I can play those pieces as one song, straight through and feel like I can still pull out a fresh GEM to abide by for a while.

    ^

    this is very very very very accurate

  10. jderrida Says:

    Pitchfork.com.
    ^^^

    Cracker ass crackers

    ^^^

    Pitchfork headquartered in Chicago too

    Editor and Chief better watch out

  11. AmpGeez a.k.a. Amphernee Hardaway Says:

    Blueprint is just as gem laden as RD but it’s a more relaxed vibe. The consequences aren’t as heavy, not as much is at stake.

    But the production & diversity in content is what pushes it a notch beyond most of Jay’s other work.

    “Izzo”, “Girls, Girls, Girls”, “U Don’t Know”, “Heart of the City (Ain’t No Love)”, “Never Change”, “Song Cry”….these are all great SONGS that balance the street with the mainstream without conceding too much to either.

  12. Troubleshooter1900 Says:

    Man, I’m talking shit like

    Where I’m From
    You Must Love Me
    A Million and One Questions/Rhyme No More
    The City Is Mine (I think this literally paved the way for stunt talk)
    NYMP
    Dope Man
    There’s Been A Murder…

    to some popish shit that was Hov’s introduction to white america and into the lily white Becky’s heart? That’s the Hov y’all like as opposed to the nigga that “taught you not to follow and let other niggas lead you”?

    Come on man.

  13. HolidayKirk Says:

    Pitchfork >>>>>>> x a million

    That site showed me more great music than I can name. Not to mention their amazing festival, seeing Big Boi there in 2010? Life highlight.

  14. Troubleshooter1900 Says:

    “Izzo”, “Girls, Girls, Girls”, “U Don’t Know”, “Heart of the City (Ain’t No Love)”

    ^

    Nah, this is where we differ. I see the point you make and you outline it so perfectly. But the Hov that wasn’t so shiny and “big brotherish” is the best Hov.

    Blueprint Hov is Hov being the big brother trying to introduce to new shit and the one you look up to because he got everything you want and moving how you wish to move when you grow up.

    But that old Hov is the Hov that wasn’t a big brother. He was that nigga that you meet up with in division the first day of HS and y’all don’t even speak. Y’all just nod ya heads toward one another because that look of understanding is only recognized by other niggas with understanding.

    That was Hov not being a big brother as much as it was the nigga that passed the Backwood your way and y’all build it out in a cloud of smoke.

  15. AmpGeez a.k.a. Amphernee Hardaway Says:

    The Blueprint has some great fucking songs tho.

    Some of the best songs of Hov’s career.

    His artistry was in full swing there.

    He wasn’t trying to show you the streets or show you D’evils.

    We been there, done that.

    He was trying to make a great piece of music.

  16. AmpGeez a.k.a. Amphernee Hardaway Says:

    Reasonable Doubt Hov is my favorite. The nigga with one foot in the booth & the other on the block.

    But Blueprint Hov is the one that set his sights on making a billy. Blueprint Hov is the one who figured out a way to become a part of Pop culture, who endeared himself to big business & white America & became every soccer mom’s favorite rapper.

    He crossed over without crossing over. And he’s still here.

    That guy deserves props too.

  17. HolidayKirk Says:

    Reasonable Doubt Hov is my favorite. The nigga with one foot in the booth & the other on the block.

    ^^^

    Cosign that description

  18. Troubleshooter1900 Says:

    He wasn’t trying to show you the streets or show you D’evils.

    We been there, done that.

    He was trying to make a great piece of music.

    ^

    No,

    He figured out the system and was trying to get another sector of business. He had already made “really fucking great” pieces of art bruh.

    The rest of that shit is cool because it get women out they seats and into your lap. But that’s where the buck stops. I don’t listen to them shits dolo fam.

  19. HolidayKirk Says:

    No,

    He figured out the system and was trying to get another sector of business. He had already made “really fucking great” pieces of art bruh.

    The rest of that shit is cool because it get women out they seats and into your lap. But that’s where the buck stops. I don’t listen to them shits dolo fam.

    ^^

    Are you trying to say The Blueprint isnt a straight classic?

  20. Troubleshooter1900 Says:

    LOL.

    I don’t see it that way Amp. Reasonable Doubt Hov was the mind that created Vol. 2 & 3 Hov. It was Vol 2 & 3 Hov seeing how big HKL was when the light bulb went off and he had his Edison moment for BP Hov.

    Vol. 2 & 3 Hov put the eyes on a Billy. And so it spawned the BP mindframe and never looked back.

    No days off…. FARRIS BEULLER!!!!

  21. Troubleshooter1900 Says:

    Are you trying to say The Blueprint isnt a straight classic?

    ^

    Modern consensus says it is so.

    But no, I don’t refer back to it for anything in particular.

  22. AmpGeez a.k.a. Amphernee Hardaway Says:

    He had already made “really fucking great” pieces of art bruh.
    ^^^

    To the Hip-Hop community. But I don’t think he transcended rap until that Blueprint album. Remember the “Izzo” performance at the MTV Awards in Lincoln Center? Jay-Z had sorta peaked with Vol. 2. Vol. 3 had hits but there wasn’t much progression from him as an MC. The Blueprint offered the most well rounded version of Jay-Z we’d seen up to that point.

    “Song Cry” is the first love song of Jay-Z’s career. It’s a song of love lost but it’s the first time he stepped out of Iceberg Slim mode. Blueprint was the growth of Jiggaman.

  23. AmpGeez a.k.a. Amphernee Hardaway Says:

    Vol. 3 was the follow up to Vol. 2. It wasn’t as popular as the last one so Hov decided to change it up & go back to his Reasonable Doubt roots.

    The Blueprint is Reasonable Doubt Vol. 2. It’s the album that set of the 2nd phase of his career.

    And The Blueprint is without question a classic.

    Again, true classics change the direction the genre was heading in. The Blueprint did that.

  24. Troubleshooter1900 Says:

    “Song Cry” is the first love song of Jay-Z’s career. It’s a song of love lost but it’s the first time he stepped out of Iceberg Slim mode.

    ^

    But I wasn’t looking for that ugly nigga to tell about his love life tho…

    I’m sayin man.

    He took a good look of what the hell the Dynasty did in numbers and how the audience responded from previous glitzy shit and knew what it was. He said so himself man.

    I guess that shit be cool for them other ugly niggas that be looking for that type of shit from an ugly nigga they identify with, but I digress.

    Blueprint is my girl’s favorite Jay album.

  25. AmpGeez a.k.a. Amphernee Hardaway Says:

    The Blueprint was the first Jay-Z album to have a cohesive sound since RD.

  26. Casket Face Says:

    Chicago rap star Chief Keef was locked up Tuesday afternoon for violating his probation from a 2011 gun charge.

    The 17-year-old rapper, whose real name is Keith Cozart, was taken into custody during a hearing in Juvenile Court in Chicago. A hearing on his sentence will be held Thursday.

    Cook County Juvenile Court Judge Carl Anthony Walker said Chief Keef exhibited a “clear disregard for the court’s authority” in appearing with a gun during an interview with Pitchfork.com.

    ^^^^
    I gave you prophecy on my first joint, and y’all lamed out
    Didn’t really appreciate it, ’til the second one came out
    So I stretched the game out, etched your name out

    youtube.com/watch?v=zxtn6-XQupM

  27. AmpGeez a.k.a. Amphernee Hardaway Says:

    He took a good look of what the hell the Dynasty did in numbers and how the audience responded from previous glitzy shit and knew what it was. He said so himself man.
    ^^^

    I forgot the Dynasty LP. And it’s true, the more soulful, reflective tone of that album obviously influenced BP.

    Blueprint is closest to RD in terms of theme, sound & content. It’s a certified classic, even with the bullshit.

    Not discounting Vol. 1-Vol. 3, but RD is just on a higher level artistically & more consistent then those albums.

  28. Casket Face Says:

    I put my money on the longshots, all my ballers that’s born to clock

  29. Troubleshooter1900 Says:

    Amp, you talking commercial appeal. Commercialism never appreciated that rugged and raw like that.

    Jay sensed that, and moved accordingly. It’s really not deeper than that. He dumbed his flow to double his dollars. He said that. He did that.

    The man was like, “oh, you want me to be emotional? Ok ok… I’ll try to be. Imma do it like this… ‘I can’t see it coming down my eyes..’”

    He knew what he was doing and it was all controlled. I suspect he knew we knew that too. That’s what he had Beans and nem for. To carry on tradition while he go make them dollars. But he gave them fuck ups too much credit. Or he was that big of a personality that he enhanced them but was too trusting to know he did that.

    Just my opinion man.

    You really think he wanna vibe with Elton John and nem? Lol. K.

  30. Troubleshooter1900 Says:

    Not discounting Vol. 1-Vol. 3, but RD is just on a higher level artistically & more consistent then those albums.

    ^

    YES YES YES YES YES!!!!!

    I knew we agreed somewhere, lol.

  31. Troubleshooter1900 Says:

    You really think he wanna vibe with Elton John and nem? Lol. K.

    ^

    That “k” wasn’t supposed to be there. Typo. It was an honest question because I was looking at an old awards pic of Jay smiling wryly next to Elton like, “WTF b”.

    LMAO.

  32. HolidayKirk Says:

    Takeover >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> Ether

    I never got why people thought Nas won.

  33. AmpGeez a.k.a. Amphernee Hardaway Says:

    Jay sensed that, and moved accordingly. It’s really not deeper than that. He dumbed his flow to double his dollars. He said that. He did that.
    ^^^

    You know what, you’re prolly 100% correct. I’ve been giving the Camel too much credit.

    He prolly gives less then a fuck about artistry. You can’t care about quality control when you drop an album a year for 6 years straight.

    You care about selling records.

  34. Troubleshooter1900 Says:

    Jay sensed that, and moved accordingly. It’s really not deeper than that. He dumbed his flow to double his dollars. He said that. He did that.
    ^^^

    You know what, you’re prolly 100% correct. I’ve been giving the Camel too much credit.

    He prolly gives less then a fuck about artistry. You can’t care about quality control when you drop an album a year for 6 years straight.

    You care about selling records.

    ^

    LMAO!

    Man, I never know if Amp is shooting for if Amp is really agreeing, either way, he always leaves you scratching your head and still thinking.

    Amp >>>>

  35. Casket Face Says:

    Troubleshooter1900 Says:
    January 15th, 2013 at 7:13 pm

    ^^^

    And there you have it ladies and gentleman.

    “Tryna draw blood from my ice cold veins” – Jay-Z

  36. AmpGeez a.k.a. Amphernee Hardaway Says:

    Trust me TS, I’m not shooting lol.

    I’m agreeing with you. Jay-Z is a business man. Businessmen care about making money so it makes sense for Hov’s artistic decisions to be informed by finance .

  37. HolidayKirk Says:

    Hov aint a businessman he a business! Maaan.

  38. Troubleshooter1900 Says:

    *Daps Amp*

    You gotta admire the hustle though.

    At least from time to time he goes back in rate form (Shiny Suit Theory) to let you know he ain’t forgot.

  39. Troubleshooter1900 Says:

    *rare*

  40. HolidayKirk Says:

    *Daps Amp*

    You gotta admire the hustle though.

    At least from time to time he goes back in rate form (Shiny Suit Theory) to let you know he ain’t forgot.

    ^^

    Now I’m wonderin’ if we’ll ever see another great album from him. Blueprint 3 was ehh.

  41. Troubleshooter1900 Says:

    Now I’m wonderin’ if we’ll ever see another great album from him. Blueprint 3 was ehh.

    ^

    He said at the end of the album, “clap for em” b. who knows. He’s Already Home.

    I think his next step (and rightfully so) is to start birthing stars. Everyday A Star Is Born fam. It’ll be good watching him become the embodiment of entertainment itself.

    You best believe when he’s 50, and he sees the look in him offspring’s eyes, television will be his next feat to conquer.

    It’s time to absorb the lessons new he’s teaching I guess. Just gotta know where to locate the course material.

  42. Troubleshooter1900 Says:

    Oh,

    And don’t get it twisted…

    NaS >>> Jay-Z

  43. Troubleshooter1900 Says:

    Only in that finite space of a microphone booth though.

  44. HolidayKirk Says:

    It’s time to absorb the lessons new he’s teaching I guess. Just gotta know where to locate the course material.

    ^^

    Ever read Decoded? Gems. Serious gems.

  45. HolidayKirk Says:

    NaS >>> Jay-Z

    ^^

    Nosign the shit outta that.

    Ever heard Nastradamus? Hooooly mother of god.

  46. Troubleshooter1900 Says:

    It’s time to absorb the lessons new he’s teaching I guess. Just gotta know where to locate the course material.

    ^^

    Ever read Decoded? Gems. Serious gems.

    ^

    My brother bought it for me because he lost my First Edition copy of Born To Use Mics: Reading NaS’ Illmatic by Dr. Michael Eric Dyson and I decided to boycott Decoded in the Strength.

    Not to mention that Brad Meltzer (one of my favorite novelist) had a show on The History Channel by the same name (yeah, imma big time nerd, lol).

    I’ll read it though. I’ll stop putting it off.

  47. HolidayKirk Says:

    My brother bought it for me because he lost my First Edition copy of Born To Use Mics: Reading NaS’ Illmatic by Dr. Michael Eric Dyson and I decided to boycott Decoded in the Strength.

    ^^

    Never read that, I should look that up, I wanna hear his take on lesser Illmatic cuts like Represent or One Time for Your Mind.

  48. Troubleshooter1900 Says:

    HolidayKirk
    2 mins ago
    NaS >>> Jay-Z

    ^^

    Nosign the shit outta that.

    Ever heard Nastradamus? Hooooly mother of god.

    ^

    As a matter of fact, I have.

    Life We Chose
    Last Words
    Project Windows
    Big Girl (ladies love it)
    The Prediction
    New World
    Shoot Em Up

    Are all >>>>>>>

  49. HolidayKirk Says:

    As a matter of fact, I have.

    Life We Chose
    Last Words
    Project Windows
    Big Girl (ladies love it)
    The Prediction
    New World
    Shoot Em Up

    Are all >>>>>>>

    ^^^

    http://www.sputnikmusic.com/review/51497/Nas-Nastradamus/

    Is how I feel about that.

  50. Troubleshooter1900 Says:

    Never read that, I should look that up, I wanna hear his take on lesser Illmatic cuts like Represent or One Time for Your Mind.

    ^

    Represent was a lackluster track to you?!?!?

    ‘Talk about God? I don’t believe in that shit. The facts is backwards. NaS is a rebel of the street corner”.

    Come on man.

    And One Time For Ya Mind was golden. GOAT chill out track for an album where every bar is a GEM.

  51. HolidayKirk Says:

    hov next solo he will deliver

    ^^

    Yeah but how? He’s done it all. He cant rap about his present state, he did that already (Kingdom Come) and that was a disaster

  52. HolidayKirk Says:

    Represent was a lackluster track to you?!?!?

    ‘Talk about God? I don’t believe in that shit. The facts is backwards. NaS is a rebel of the street corner”.

    Come on man.

    And One Time For Ya Mind was golden. GOAT chill out track for an album where every bar is a GEM.

    ^^

    Hol up. I mean lackluster in the face of the other tracks. Both songs are excellent .

  53. F YOU PAY ME! Says:

    Never doubt Hov

    ever

    do so is disrespecting the game

    how can you doubt a man thats been relelvant every single year since 96

    the birth of his daughter

    move to brooklyn finally realized

    shots still bein thrown at him

    niggas sayin he cant do a project without kanye

    trust me

    hov next solo he will deliver

  54. HolidayKirk Says:

    I dunno I just posted it… I wrote that review btw.

  55. Troubleshooter1900 Says:

    How was the birth of that man’s seed in any facet a relevancy for hip hop bruh?

  56. Michell Says:

    But bottom line, TDE is the most complete rap crew out in years.

  57. HolidayKirk Says:

    niggas sayin he cant do a project without kanye

    ^^

    Cant front though, Watch the Throne >>>> Jay-Z 06-09

  58. Michell Says:

    But bottom line, TDE is the most complete crew out in years.

  59. Casket Face Says:

    Who the fuck is Holiday Kirk …how’d he get a link through?

  60. Troubleshooter1900 Says:

    Casket Face
    -1 mos, 4 wks ago
    Who the fuck is Holiday Kirk …how’d he get a link through?

    ^

    Swear to God I was JUST thinking the same thing verbatim.

    And I bookmarked his review.

    You write pieces often?

  61. F YOU PAY ME! Says:

    Nas next album gon better than Life is Good tho

    Hov & Nas las two of the two real niggas left

    The last two niggas that survived the wrath of Pac

    That last two niggas to rub shoulders with the true King of New York Frank White

    The last two to keep the wise guys code alive

    Hov lacks what makes Nas the bar for bar greatest hip hop emcee of all time

    Nas lacks what makes hov the pound for pound greatest hip hop artist of all time

  62. HolidayKirk Says:

    But bottom line, TDE is the most complete rap crew out in years.

    ^^

    No weed rollers (I see you Cyhi…). Everyone on there is a formidable MC. Three fantastic albums and one classic so far.

  63. Troubleshooter1900 Says:

    Michell
    0 mins ago
    But bottom line, TDE is the most complete crew out in years.

    ^

    Who taught Chief Keef how to use the Internet?

    FOH Keefy. (Please don’t kill me)

  64. F YOU PAY ME! Says:

    How was the birth of that man’s seed in any facet a relevancy for hip hop bruh?

    ^

    more fuel for him artistically

    you dont think he will touch on this at all in his next solo?

  65. HolidayKirk Says:

    Casket Face
    -1 mos, 4 wks ago
    Who the fuck is Holiday Kirk …how’d he get a link through?

    ^

    Swear to God I was JUST thinking the same thing verbatim.

    And I bookmarked his review.

    You write pieces often?

    ^

    All the time. Thinkin’ about majorin in english but thats a bit of a useless degree, so maybe law.

    I’ve been trying to comment on this site for months but my comments just started going through yesterday. I’m not going to lie I’m pretty amped I feel like i’m in the presence of kings. I’m only twenty so y’all prolly got some life lessons for me.

  66. Troubleshooter1900 Says:

    you dont think he will touch on this at all in his next solo?

    ^

    Nope.

    And he shouldn’t even make another solo if you ask me.

    Compare his last solo to NaS last solo and you tell me.

  67. F YOU PAY ME! Says:

    SN:

    T Pain – Buy You A Drink

    fuckin classic

  68. Troubleshooter1900 Says:

    I’ve been trying to comment on this site for months but my comments just started going through yesterday. I’m not going to lie I’m pretty amped I feel like i’m in the presence of kings. I’m only twenty so y’all prolly got some life lessons for me.

    ^

    LOL, that explains a lot.

    *Daps*

    Welcome aboard big homie.

  69. HolidayKirk Says:

    LOL, that explains a lot.

    *Daps*

    Welcome aboard big homie.

    ^^

    *daps*

    My first dap. I cant wait to get my first TruthSerum hate rant!

  70. Troubleshooter1900 Says:

    Your name’s Ben?

  71. Dwayne Gretsky Says:

    Y can’t Nas and Jay put the egos aside and make an album?

  72. Dwayne Gretsky Says:

    *daps*

    My first dap. I cant wait to get my first TruthSerum hate rant!
    ^
    Relax fam bam

  73. HolidayKirk Says:

    Your name’s Ben?

    ^^

    Yep.

  74. F YOU PAY ME! Says:

    And he shouldn’t even make another solo if you ask me.

    Compare his last solo to NaS last solo and you tell me.

    ^

    BP3 wasnt that bad cut it out cuz

  75. Troubleshooter1900 Says:

    BP3 wasnt that bad cut it out cuz

    ^

    But it wasn’t that good either. It’s better than KC, but worse than AG.

    Where does that leave him in his current state of artistry? He’s still a great omniscient force in the culture, but do you seriously think he rap you lessons again or do you think it’s better that he show you through movement?

    Think about it.

  76. F YOU PAY ME! Says:

    this guy

    you kiddin me or what?

    lmao

  77. HolidayKirk Says:

    And he shouldn’t even make another solo if you ask me.

    Compare his last solo to NaS last solo and you tell me.

    ^

    BP3 wasnt that bad cut it out cuz

    ^

    Life is Good > Blueprint 3

    That being said, not a fair comparison.

    Untitled < Blueprint 3

  78. Troubleshooter1900 Says:

    Your name’s Ben?

    ^^

    Yep.

    ^

    LMAO.

    Damn, this is ME all over again.

  79. HolidayKirk Says:

    Where does that leave him in his current state of artistry? He’s still a great omniscient force in the culture, but do you seriously think he rap you lessons again or do you think it’s better that he show you through movement?

    ^^

    BP3 wasnt very good but Empire State of Mind was. Plus it gave Hov something he had never had before, a number one. As for where he’s going now, I dunno, I wish he’d find Jay Elec and get his shit out.

  80. F YOU PAY ME! Says:

    Hov & Jeezy mixtape produced by Dj Toomp > Nas & Hov Album

  81. HolidayKirk Says:

    As a matter of fact, I have.

    Life We Chose
    Last Words
    Project Windows
    Big Girl (ladies love it)
    The Prediction
    New World
    Shoot Em Up

    Are all >>>>>>>

    ^^

    Could you explain why you think these are good? No shots I just cant believe that someone could defend those… New World and Shoot Em Up are so fucking bad.

  82. HolidayKirk Says:

    the Fuck possessed you to name yourself Kirk?

    ^^

    Long running pseudonym

  83. F YOU PAY ME! Says:

    b.o.b

  84. Troubleshooter1900 Says:

    Untitled < Blueprint 3

    ^

    Nah,

    Untitled went over a lot of people's heads with the lyricism and the points of topic is something that makes you lend a hand to the past. That project was geared with a theme that kept pace through and through.

    That album may be a slept on classic.

    Queens get the Money
    Project Roach
    You Can't Stop Us Now
    Fried Chicken
    Sly Fox
    Y'all My Niggas
    America
    Testify

    The shit he was saying on that album was something you couldn't pay other rappers to say or even the topics were things that most care not to ingest. Like, history, Fox being strictly for rednecks and out of touch gatekeepers, Ivan van Certima, Gil Scott Heron…

    You have to know his points of reference to appreciate that album or its objective.

  85. F YOU PAY ME! Says:

    the Fuck possessed you to name yourself Kirk?

  86. HolidayKirk Says:

    u one of dem lil star trek niggas?

    ^^

    LOL nah.

  87. Dwayne Gretsky Says:

    I imagine entering Erykah Badu’s vagina is like going on an acid trip

  88. F YOU PAY ME! Says:

    u one of dem lil star trek niggas?

  89. Troubleshooter1900 Says:

    BP3 wasnt very good but Empire State of Mind was. Plus it gave Hov something he had never had before, a number one. As for where he’s going now, I dunno, I wish he’d find Jay Elec and get his shit out.

    ^

    Agree with most of this,(Q) but what is the most paraded part of that song? (A) Alicia Keys belting out “NEEEEEEWWWW YOOOOOORRKKK! Something something something are made of!!”

    She made that song as well as the video. I don’t think people really paid that much attention to Jay’s lyrics that much.

    It was glitzy, it was glossy, it had a dope vid and a scorching ass chick on the hook.

  90. Troubleshooter1900 Says:

    F YOU PAY ME!
    0 mins ago
    u one of dem lil star trek niggas?

    ^

    Lol, chill.

    Star Trek, LOTR >>>

    The Hobbit was fucking awful though. I was mad I snuck in the theater to see that shit.

    But Django is a hard act to follow.

  91. Dwayne Gretsky Says:

    TS1900. Drop that IP address.

  92. TruthSerum Says:

    Nastradamus the bootleg version>>>>>>>Nastradamus the retail version…..and I’m a loyal Nas fan….The street versions of I Am and Nastradamus were way better than the ones that made the store shelf…..If you ever heard that Death of Escobar tape then you know what I’m talmbout’……Jay n’ Nas the Mount Olympus of Hip Hop….You can’t go wrong w/ liking each or both….The worst album in their discography is STILL technically better than sum of these new artists debuts….My #2Cents….Niggaz still argue Biggie, Jay, Nas, or Pac….? C’mon niggaz is cemented in the game….Nothing can tarnish they musical legacies at this point…..Niggaz better off arguing bout sum of these early 00′s niggaz and where they stand on the Hip Hop totem pole……

    #TruthHurtsBitch!!!!

  93. HolidayKirk Says:

    Agree with most of this,(Q) but what is the most paraded part of that song? (A) Alicia Keys belting out “NEEEEEEWWWW YOOOOOORRKKK! Something something something are made of!!”

    She made that song as well as the video. I don’t think people really paid that much attention to Jay’s lyrics that much.

    It was glitzy, it was glossy, it had a dope vid and a scorching ass chick on the hook.

    ^^

    “I’ve become a wet dream tomato” is the part you’re missing.

    Yeah Hov wasnt in rare form on that song, but it gave him something he needed, a massive hit and a damn good one at that. Its basically the only good reason for BP3s existence.

  94. HolidayKirk Says:

    Nastradamus the bootleg version>>>>>>>Nastradamus the retail version…..and I’m a loyal Nas fan….The street versions of I Am and Nastradamus were way better than the ones that made the store shelf…..If you ever heard that Death of Escobar tape then you know what I’m talmbout’……Jay n’ Nas the Mount Olympus of Hip Hop….You can’t go wrong w/ liking each or both….The worst album in their discography is STILL technically better than sum of these new artists debuts….My #2Cents….Niggaz still argue Biggie, Jay, Nas, or Pac….? C’mon niggaz is cemented in the game….Nothing can tarnish they musical legacies at this point…..Niggaz better off arguing bout sum of these early 00′s niggaz and where they stand on the Hip Hop totem pole……

    #TruthHurtsBitch!!!!

    ^^

    I’ve never heard the bootleg versions actually.

  95. F YOU PAY ME! Says:

    see

    now we talkin

    Untitled >>>

    i would agree

    Untitled > BP3

    Breath >

    Testify >

    Queens get the money>

    iont kno man was Untitled drop that shit was right up my lane at the time

    that shit spoke to me

  96. HolidayKirk Says:

    Niggaz better off arguing bout sum of these early 00′s niggaz and where they stand on the Hip Hop totem pole……

    ^^

    1. Kanye
    2. Up for debate

  97. Troubleshooter1900 Says:

    Dwayne Gretsky
    0 mins ago
    TS1900. Drop that IP address.

    ^

    Yes, I know who it is.

    No, I can’t. It’s illegal. Actions are being taken though. And the worst part of it is, I don’t even want to do it to homie because I’ve always tried to lead.

    And no, you’ll never know who I’m talking about.

  98. F YOU PAY ME! Says:

    Nas has the balls to say what hov wont

    Hov has the money to not say what Nas will

  99. Troubleshooter1900 Says:

    Don’t disrespect the TS (me or him)

    Lol, just saying.

  100. Dwayne Gretsky Says:

    Kanye dropped 2 classics and a real strong 3rd joint.
    Not to mention all the shit he produced for jay and other people.
    Ye is a legend

  101. Troubleshooter1900 Says:

    “I’ve become a wet dream tomato” is the part you’re missing.

    ^

    LMAOOOOOOO

  102. F YOU PAY ME! Says:

    C’mon niggaz is cemented in the game….Nothing can tarnish they musical legacies at this point…..Niggaz better off arguing bout sum of these early 00′s niggaz and where they stand on the Hip Hop totem pole……

    ^

    the lil faggot nigga actually said some trill shit

  103. HolidayKirk Says:

    Kanye dropped 2 classics and a real strong 3rd joint.
    Not to mention all the shit he produced for jay and other people.
    Ye is a legend

    ^^

    ‘Ye is 3 classics deep right now (Dropout, Late Reg, Dark Twisted Fantasy), you could argue on Graduation’s classic status and 808′s and Heartbreak, while not a classic, is hugely influential.

  104. Troubleshooter1900 Says:

    Death of Escobar

    ^

    I’m still trying to find that intro where NaS is outside of Heaven’s gates and he’s begging to get in, but God won’t let him. That’s the ONLY track I’m missing off the whole 22 track version I had when I was 15.

    You know the one. He’s like “please man. I KNOW you hear me talking to you. Let a nigga in”

  105. Dwayne Gretsky Says:

    Yes, I know who it is.

    No, I can’t. It’s illegal. Actions are being taken though. And the worst part of it is, I don’t even want to do it to homie because I’ve always tried to lead.

    And no, you’ll never know who I’m talking about.
    ^
    20 questions bruh.

  106. Troubleshooter1900 Says:

    I’ve never heard the bootleg versions actually.

    ^

    You probably heard the tracks though, I’m sure.

    One one one
    The General
    Gangsta Tears
    A lot of the shit off The Lost Tapes

  107. Dwayne Gretsky Says:

    ‘Ye is 3 classics deep right now (Dropout, Late Reg, Dark Twisted Fantasy), you could argue on Graduation’s classic status and 808′s and Heartbreak, while not a classic, is
    hugely influential.
    ^
    Dark Twisted as a classic?
    I dunno bout that. Definently strong tho.

  108. TruthSerum Says:

    Yung Never-Been To A Jay-Z Concert…..How many youtube vids of Jiggaman performances has your fragile eyes witnessed whilst harlem shaking your self into a cardiac arrest w/ them damn Roc-A-Wear tightie whiteys on in that group home, you call a home….?…..Like I said…Ignore my font, fuck boy….You turn Helen Keller when I type, ya feel me…? The TRUTH aint for LIARS…T.I., Kanye, Wayne, Jeezy, 50, Cam & Dipset, Game…..Those type of niggaz should be up for debate….Regardless if you like or dislike ‘em them 5-6 Lp’s in…..Jay n’ Nas on they 12-14th studio album….jus’ sayin’….

    #TruthHurtsPeopleWhoStillWearRoc-A-WearIn2013!!!!!

  109. Troubleshooter1900 Says:

    And no, you’ll never know who I’m talking about.
    ^
    20 questions bruh.

    ^

    I didn’t do what was necessary for you or anyone else to make the rules of how this game goes bruh. This happened to me out of warrant between a nigga I thought I was good with because of reason I am not sure of.

    This ain’t for you, these boards, or anyone else who think its their obligation to peep game.

    Nah, this is personal. Very personal.

  110. HolidayKirk Says:

    ‘Ye is 3 classics deep right now (Dropout, Late Reg, Dark Twisted Fantasy), you could argue on Graduation’s classic status and 808′s and Heartbreak, while not a classic, is
    hugely influential.
    ^
    Dark Twisted as a classic?
    I dunno bout that. Definently strong tho.
    ^
    Classic from day one. I ditched school to get it.

    Runaway >>>>>>>>>
    Monster >>>>>>>>>>
    Lost in the World >>>>>>>>

  111. Troubleshooter1900 Says:

    *Daps Dwayne*

  112. HolidayKirk Says:

    yay is a lame and should never be concerened top nigga in the game im sorry

    ^^^

    The game has never seen anyone like Kanye. Every album he has released has been a paradigm shift in rap.

  113. Cypher Says:

    Classic from day one. I ditched school to get it.

    Runaway >>>>>>>>>
    Monster >>>>>>>>>>
    Lost in the World >>>>>>>>

    ^
    niggas is showing they age…

  114. F YOU PAY ME! Says:

    dark twisted bullshit aint no classic

    the 3 classic yay albums are

    Dropout
    Late Reg
    & Graduation

    Big Brother alone is better than the entire dark twisted busllhit with the exception of devil in a new dress

    yay is a lame and should never be concerened top nigga in the game im sorry

    top niggas in the game is still Nas & Hov

    it is what it is

  115. HolidayKirk Says:

    You probably heard the tracks though, I’m sure.

    One one one
    The General
    Gangsta Tears
    A lot of the shit off The Lost Tapes

    ^

    Not a big Nas fan if I’m being honest. All I own is Illmatic, granted I’ve memorized that shit but who hasnt?

  116. Cypher Says:

    fuck that nas > jay convo…

    more importantly, when Juicy J dropping an album?..

    i’ll also settle for Rich boy mix tape

  117. Troubleshooter1900 Says:

    TS (not me, the other one)

    Stop ethering niggas and get at my question bruh, lol. I KNOW you know that interlude. I can’t find that shit nowhere.

    You talking to Mog that drove 13 hours to Virgin records in Times Square to get his hands on an ORIGINAL copy of Organix fam.

    I need to know.

  118. TruthSerum Says:

    The bootleg version of Nastradamus had way more Swizz Beatz production then Dame Grease on it….Couple of tracks that made the Lost Tapes album was on it….Blaze a 50, and the OG version of Project Windows….Death of Escobar was a mixture of joints that aint made I Am and Nastradamus…..Belly Button Window…Gangsta Tears….Wanna Play Ruff….buncha other joints that were crazier than what actually made the retail version….The raps on the retail Nastradamus are 100% crack….just them beats were’nt clicking….Dame Grease n Nas are hit or miss when they work together…

    #TruthHurtsBitch!!!!

  119. Cypher Says:

    Still trippin off Holiday Kirk not having to change his links.
    Ain’t mad just saying…I bled for Nah Right, theres got to be a certain level of respect here.

    ^
    Kirk prolly work for Complex…

  120. HolidayKirk Says:

    Still trippin off Holiday Kirk not having to change his links.
    Ain’t mad just saying…I bled for Nah Right, theres got to be a certain level of respect here.

    ^

    I really didnt know. If you never hear from me again it’ll be because of that I suppose.

  121. Dwayne Gretsky Says:

    I didn’t do what was necessary for you or anyone else to make the rules of how this game goes bruh. This happened to me out of warrant between a nigga I thought I was good with because of reason I am not sure of.

    This ain’t for you, these boards, or anyone else who think its their obligation to peep game.

    Nah, this is personal. Very personal.
    ^
    Aite bruh
    *daps*

  122. F YOU PAY ME! Says:

    younger angergraphs tryna be a regular commenter now

    lmao

    Carmen San Diego domesticated the lil monkey

  123. Troubleshooter1900 Says:

    The raps on the retail Nastradamus are 100% crack….just them beats were’nt clicking….

    ^

    I been saying this for at least a decade.

    Niggas don’t be listening right though.

  124. Cypher Says:

    no-sign ethering niggas 24hrs a day 7 days a week..

    takes to much dedication and effort.

  125. Casket Face Says:

    Still trippin off Holiday Kirk not having to change his links.
    Ain’t mad just saying…I bled for Nah Right, theres got to be a certain level of respect here.

    I went to DC and spent the whole day reading memorials engravings and such, great men helped shape this country. Just like great men helped shap Nah Right…

    I’ve had people in the streets and on the train stop and ask me are you Casket Face?
    #FACT

  126. HolidayKirk Says:

    The raps on the retail Nastradamus are 100% crack….just them beats were’nt clicking….

    ^^

    Nosign. Boring ass money raps and god awful sex raps.

  127. Troubleshooter1900 Says:

    Still trippin off Holiday Kirk not having to change his links.
    Ain’t mad just saying…I bled for Nah Right, theres got to be a certain level of respect here.

    ^
    Kirk prolly work for Complex…

    ^

    Ponders…

    Nah, he too young.

  128. HolidayKirk Says:

    Kirk prolly work for Complex

    ^^

    lol Naaaaaw

  129. tHe kiD fRanKiE Says:

    Dwayne Gretsky
    17 mins ago
    TS1900. Drop that IP address.

    ^Wiz Khalifa-Bluffin

    Sn: where da popcorn at

    Snx2: fuck all this nas v jay pt 312359¥

    Spitta da great>>>>>

  130. Troubleshooter1900 Says:

    I’ve had people in the streets and on the train stop and ask me are you Casket Face?
    #FACT

    ^

    You seriously had this happen bruh?

    LOL @ niggas being Nahright famous.

  131. TruthSerum Says:

    I know what you talmbout’ TS1900, my boy from the DMV had the Death of Escobar tape and use to bump it while we were working on the ship….Nigga was wyle overly-protective of that fucking cd…..I tried to find a link online…there’s a couple out there….but….they torrents, and I don’t fuck w/ torrents….Just put it in Google search…..Google BEEN the Internet Pirate King…..That shit was sum epic shit every time I heard it…..Nas like Pac when it comes to recording mad songs during his studio sessions….Nigga got countless unreleased shit that’s crack from back in the day until now…Jay the exact opposite….Good luck finding an unreleased Jay-Z song…I can respect it, tho….Quality over quantity…

    #TruthHurtsBitch!!!!

  132. Casket Face Says:

    Kirk prolly work for Complex

    ^^^

    Aight …

  133. Troubleshooter1900 Says:

    Cypher
    4 mins ago
    no-sign ethering niggas 24hrs a day 7 days a week..

    takes to much dedication and effort.

    ^

    I’m saying though. Longest I beefed with a nahgga was like a week with Kev, but even then, it wasn’t everyday and after day 3 or 4, you just gotta let that shit go. Way too much energy and dedication.

  134. HolidayKirk Says:

    I aim to keep it real as possible on here, try and avoid that internet beef.

  135. Dwayne Gretsky Says:

    Lol @ Frankie.
    I tried

  136. Casket Face Says:

    I have a habit of Tupac’ing it up and just blurting out shit everyone is thinking, this year I am Hov…I learn to control that urge on the strength of the paper mission ahead. Money is the mission….nothing else matters.

  137. F YOU PAY ME! Says:

    real shit tho

    Currensy is the top nigga in the game

    Spitta >>post “Graduation” Kanye

    large margin

  138. Troubleshooter1900 Says:

    Nigga was wyle overly-protective of that fucking cd

    ^

    I’m sayin.

    I was the same way. It was thanksgiving and I had JUST took it out my CD player to change it to that R. Kelly-12 Play because my niece bought her fine ass friend over. I was tryna be THAT nigga. I sat it on the chair for a a half of sec before my niece’s friend sat on that bitch and crushed my soul man….

    I hate that bitch to this day man, I swear to God.

    And I haven’t be able to find that whole CD with the same listing.

  139. why? Says:

    Life is Good >>>>>>

    There hasn’t been an album from a vet since OBFCL2 from Rae that I play on repeat months after the albums release.

  140. ayo Says:

    I thought I was good with because of reason I am not sure of.

    ^

    You sound confused

  141. ayo Says:

    I thought I was good with because of reason I am not sure of.

    ^

    You sound confused about the relationship man

  142. Casket Face Says:

    You seriously had this happen bruh?LOL @ niggas being Nahright famous.

    ^^^^

    Yeah dude was like “yo son your name Casket Face?” I went into beast mode on some verbal chess ready to knock homie out…but then he was like I recognize you from the pics you a funny dude. When you doing another dial up?

    I was with my son so I was buggin cause that couldve easily been an enemy…but 2013 I’m on some fuck it shit…gotta stop living like I’m still the trap.

    First time I was in Soho at a sneaker shop and dude was like …”yo you got some orange shorts?” I was what? He was like you from Detroit right? I’m like mannnnnn…same thing he like your name Casket Face.

    Both of them dudes was like 21-23. I never intened for the Casket Face mask to exist for that long. I’m cool with it though.

  143. Mr. Freeze aka Muffler Lungs Says:

    Even though chief Keef is ignant, FUCK Pitch fork..

  144. Mr. Freeze aka Muffler Lungs Says:

    *Pitchfork

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