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    UK vs US Conscious Rap

    Just heard a brilliant versus session on 1xtra on conscious rap, they tended to focus on newer UK MC's versus older US MC's so even though i prefer UK to US i actually preferred US every time. The 7 rounds were:




    1. dave - black vs kendrick lamar - king kunta

    2. streets - has it come to this vs p.e. - fight the power

    3. tubby t - tales of the hood vs krs-1 - sound of da police

    4. common - testify vs ghetts - black rose

    5. wretch 32 - open conversation vs lauryn hill - every ghetto

    6. ms dynamite - put him out vs talib kweli - get by

    7. kano - teardrops vs 2pac - changes




    Feel free to drop your own choices or who you think won

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    2. streets - has it come to this vs p.e. - fight the power

    3. tubby t - tales of the hood vs krs-1 - sound of da police

    lol wtf?!

    not sure on what planet Has It Come To This is "conscious rap" but against Fight The Power it...I just..I mean...who did that?!
    Similar thing with Tubby T. If you're gonna pair records off that like they should at least be comparable.

    Common's Testify is a storytelling joint about a scorned lover and a court case or something right? Not really that "conscious" either. There's about 6 other songs off Be they could've picked.
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    Quote Originally Posted by step one View Post
    2. streets - has it come to this vs p.e. - fight the power

    3. tubby t - tales of the hood vs krs-1 - sound of da police

    lol wtf?!

    not sure on what planet Has It Come To This is "conscious rap" but against Fight The Power it...I just..I mean...who did that?!
    lol couldn't agree more, it was Yasmin Evans. The mad thing is UK actually beat US 5-2, would prefer to see one with UK artists from the same eras as the US artists.

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    its that thing of "anything that isnt about bitches and hoes is conscious rap" that bugs me too. Like your standard late 90s underground indie joint about wack MCs got that label just because it wasnt Mase or Jay Z rapping about Versace or whatever.

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    I'm thinking Black Radical MkII & Silent Eclipse, never got either album at the time they came out & haven't listened to either as much as i would like to so couldn't even say which are the best tracks but they're the first things that spring to mind

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    streets - has it come to this vs p.e. - fight the power
    Fuck sake.. what kind of c*nt does this????!!!!

    Do they have any concept of rap music? Welcome to the Teletubbies rap show..

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    Quote Originally Posted by djricochet View Post
    I'm thinking Black Radical MkII & Silent Eclipse, never got either album at the time they came out & haven't listened to either as much as i would like to so couldn't even say which are the best tracks but they're the first things that spring to mind
    fair shout but realistically they aren't playing either of those artists on 1Xtra in 2021. Could go with some early 00s stuff like

    Klashnekoff - Our Time
    Rodney P - The Future
    most of Skinnyman's LP

    alot of UK rap from that era was on that tip really

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    The Four Owls - Life In The Balance vs. Brand Nubian - Wake Up

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    Cult Mountain SMFDB vs Necro STD
    Hypnotical Gases - Keeping my proboscis out of the dirt.

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    Whirlwind D - When I Write vs. Slick Rick - Hey Young World

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