Monday, April 16, 2007

The Avalanches!

El Producto EP (1997)
160 kbps

1. Untitled (Intro)
2. Rolling High
3. Rap Fever
4. Rock City
5. Under Inspection
6. Run DNA
7. Untitled (Outro)

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Since I Left You (2000)
VBR

1. Since I Left You
2. Stay Another Season
3. Radio
4. Two Hearts in 3/4 Time
5. Avalanche Rock
6. Flight Tonight
7. Close to You
8. Diners Only
9. A Different Feeling
10. Electricity
11. Tonight
12. Pablo's Curse
13. Frontier Psychiatrist
14. Etoh
15. Summer Crane
16. Little Journey
17. Live at Dominoes
18. Extra Kings

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At Last Alone (2001)
192 kbps

6. Everyday
7. Slow Walking
8. Undersea Community
9. Yamaha Superstar

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- All tracks produced by The Avalanches
- All tracks in MP3 format

In case you're wondering, there are only four tracks for "At Last Alone" because the other five tracks are remixes of The Avalanches' stuff, and the remixes suck. The Avalanches are a group from Australia whose debut CD "Since I Left You" quickly became a hip-hop classic. It also gained fame for it's unheard of use of 1000s of samples. Enjoy.

Top Five Rappers & Producers
So the other day I was sitting in math class bored as hell, when I decided to make a list of my "Top Five Rappers". I was actually sitting at my desk when I was doing this, with my iPod in hand so I could scroll through the list of artists and come up with some names. Right before I even began looking through the artists, I came up with three off the top of my head: Big L, Big Punisher, and Nas. At this point I was like, holy shit, this is gonna be easy. I then came up with a list of other possible candidates for the last two. These candidates were: Rakim, Method Man, AZ, Canibus, and 2Pac. I rationalized that although Method Man was a big player in the game he didn't show enough prowess alone, and Rakim is a legend for sure and it's rumored that he even produced the Eric B. & Rakim stuff but same as Meth, he just hasn't showed his skills outside of his roots (a.k.a. Eric B. & Rakim). Then, I sat there for like, fifteen minutes trying to decide on AZ, 2Pac, and Canibus. I figured that Canibus deserves a spot after Rip the Jacker, Mic Club, etc., and that 2Pac was such a huge part to the game that he couldn't be forgotten.

Top Five Rappers: Nas, Big Punisher, Big L, 2Pac, Canibus

Surprised at how long "Top Five Rappers" took, I figured that with fifty minutes left in class a "Top Five Producers" was worth a shot. Right away, I came up with
four: DJ Premier, DJ Shadow, RJD2, and Pete Rock. I got ecstatic because I thought that this one would take me no time. But oh no. After widdling down my last to pick the fifth producer (I went through ten other producers), I came to two producers: Jay Dee and 9th Wonder. But now I'm fuckin' stuck! I can't decide who is better because they both kick so much ass. So I'm including them both in my list until I can pick one.

Top Five Producers: DJ Premier, Pete Rock, DJ Shadow, RJD2, and Jay Dee/9th Wonder

Hit me up with your "Top Five Rappers/Producers". If you're bored and need something to do, I guarantee this will occupy your time for quite a while.

32 comments:

David said...

first of all thanks for tha beats

top 5 rappers? probably:

jay-z
biggie
pac
nas
pun

my favorite 5 rappers are different tho

devin the dude
j-zone
ol dirty bastard
saigon
kanye west

iono, the top 5 are fuken crazy when it comes to innovation and versatility and just consistency, but my favorite rappers are just so good at what they do, juss spittin crazy shit, they really dont give a fuk...

top 5 producers (in my opinion)

dj premier
kanye west
dr dre
timbaland
pharrel

werd.

if you dont agree, i couldnt care less really

Seven Leaf said...

Haha, I'm not gonna disagree with your opinion. No one should disagree with another person's opinion

Chris said...
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Chris said...

rappers:
Jeru the Damaja
Special Ed
Buckshot
AG
Masta Ace

i could say nas 2pac/big/biggie etc. etc. but the swagger, personality, voice, sense of humor, and flow of a rapper is more important to me than straight up lyrical ability.

producers:
dj premier
flying lotus
madlib
alchemist
illmind

dj premier is a no brainer, obviously, but really my top 5 producers list would change weekly, it's a matter of what mood i'm in. im just liking their sound right now, alchemist with return of the mac and the weatherman lp.

Seven Leaf said...

Word, I had Masta Ace and Madlib competing for spots

nawledge said...

MC's::

Masta Ace
2Pac
Kool G Rap
Celph Titled
Big L

Producers::

Buckwild
Da Beatminerz (Mr. Walt)
Kno
PNS
Necro

Pretty Random... That was the first Shit that came to mind, obviously BIG & Pun would be on there, possibly Lord Finesse, just wanted to toss up some peeps un-mentioned thus far... Can't forget to throw up tha L for tha God. And the Producer's are COMPLETELY random, once again Primo, Dilla, P-Rock of course, but wanted some more non-mentions to add... You may diss on Necro, but his shit is PURE HEAT. Oh, wait I can think of somebody, DJ SHAME from VINYL REANIMATORS!! Yea, people SLEEP on the Reanimator's... Peace.

-- Nawledge

AndrĂ¡s said...

*******
MC's:

Biggie
Freddie Foxxx
Krs-One
Nas
CL Smooth


Tha Producers:

Dj Premier
9th Wonder
Pete Rock
Jay Dilla
RZA

*****

vincentlopez said...

Top 5 MCeez - KRS-One, Rakim, Kool G Rap, Nas, and Ras Kass.

Top 5 Producers - DJ Premier, Pete Rock, Madlib, Bomb Squad, and 9th Wonder/Beatminerz.

nawledge said...

Can't forget about the Beatnuts for Producing... SHIT, way too much Dope to pick a Top 5.

noahdeeakili said...

TOP 5 RAPPERS/MC'S/WHATEVER...

ANDRE 3000

POSDONOUS (DE LA SOUL)

BLACK THOUGHT

GIFT OF GAB

DRES (BLACK SHEEP)

...........

TOP 5 PRODUCERS...

JAY DEE/J DILLA (G.O.A.T.)

PETE ROCK

TIMBALAND

MADLIB

PREMO

kartman19 said...

top 5 rappers:
nas - rakim - masta ace - canibus - gza (not in particular order)

top 5 producers:
stoupe - kno - primo - muggs - bronze nazareth

keep up the good work, thanx for all those instrumentals

peace from Greece

dthxdsn said...

my top 5 rappers
O.C.
Big Daddy Kane
Guru
Talib Kweli
Pep Love

top 5 producers
dj premier
erick parrish
j dilla
alchemist
ans lately I've really been into A-Trak, so A-Trak.

the_bronze_don said...

Five of my favorite MCs...
MF Doom
Masta Ace
Black Thought
Rakim
Ghostface Killah

Producers...
DJ Premier
Pete Rock
RZA
El-P
Da Beatminerz

Ryan said...

My top 5 MCs:
MF Doom
Del tha Funky Homosapien
Common
Rakim
Nas

My top 5 Producers:
DJ Premier
Pete Rock
RZA
Jay Dilla
Da Beatminerz

S.O.G. The Natural said...

I justdon't see how you can ggo through an entire thought process about the top 5 of all time and not even mention Jay-Z! but anyway top 5:
1. Jay
2-4. Nas, Big, Eminem
5. Pac

djespionage said...

MCs:
1. rakim
2. krs
3. guru
4. kool g rap
5. nas

Producers:
1. premier
2. pete rock
3. rza
4. large prof
5. diamond d

...don't think this list has changed much in the last 10 years lol

Brendan said...
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Brendan said...

i don't know it's really hard to come up with a top 5 list when you're funneling like 20-30 top possibilities but i tried to make one with overall appeal so this is what I thought...



top 5 rappers IMO:

Big Daddy Kane
Rakim
Slug
Mos Def
Nas

top 5 producers:

DILLA
Pete Rock
Madlib
Nujabes
Pharrel

blocks said...

No Rakim in Top 5 is being a reckless hip hop fan. No skills beyond his roots? Peep "The Master" & "The 18th Letter," those are DOPE albums. Rakim is the most influential emcee skill-wise in hip-hop history. People weren't flowing like Ra was in 1987. Check "Microphone Fiend." Check the lyrics and the flow. Then remind yourself that that was 19 frickin 88 and try to find ONE emcee with that level and style of lyricism before that. 80% of that underground style you hear today was either directly or indirectly influenced by Rakim. No Rakim, no Nas or anyone that he influenced.

dahump said...

Can I just ask, are these actually instrumental versions of the avalanches records or just the originals (which are pretty much instrumental anyway)?

I already have since i left you and I'm on dial up at the minute so I was just wondering if these files are in any way different before I spend ages downloading them...

Very cool blog by the way!

Rolf -nl said...

dilla kicks 9th wonder's ass.. dilla has done more versatile stuff imo.

top 5 producers (hip hop):
dilla
timbaland
madlib
rza/neptunes/k.west
kenny dope ;)

Seven Leaf said...

blocks, I hated The Master, that shit was wood. The 18th Letter was good and so was his shit with Eric B. but I don't think it compares to Pun in his day

Doctor said...

Producers:
1 Madlib
2 James Poyser
3 Jay Dee/Dilla
4 RZA
5 Kanye West

Kanye puts out a lot of crap, but he has also put out some good shit too (Brown Sugar [Fine], Jesus Walks, Get By).

Rappers:
KRS One
Canibus
Gift Of Gab
Mos Def
Black Thought

To me, it's all about flow and delivery, of which MF Doom and Kweli are the worst. I also think about how they'd perform when during a freestyle. Common (a personal favorite) is probably the greatest rappers out there with something to say, but I think any of the rappers listed above can out perform him. Also his collabs with Kanye are starting to alienate me; the entire 'Be' album sounded like a bad Kanye-produced album (the rhymes were some of his best though). Other honorable mentions include: Pras, Lauryn Hill, Eminem, Method Man & Phonte (of Little Brother).

Nelson said...

Top rappers:

Canibus
Nas
Pun
Biggie
OneBeLo

Top Producers

Stoupe
Dre
Quik
J-Zone
Timbaland

Seven Leaf said...

andrew: top 5 alltime - premo, pete rock, hitek, kno, just blaze
18 Sep 07, 23:00
andrew: top 5 now - kno, sabzi, mphazes, illmind, nicolay

artw said...

my top 5 emcees of all-time are:
1. qwel
2. aesop rock
3. lodeck
4. buck 65
5. cage

tomy said...

top 5 mc's:

arsonitz

KRS

Nasty Nas

Tim Dog

Shyhiem

top 5 producerz:

prince paul

primo

dj ogee

BuckWild

Illusion said...

Hm, for my top 10 favorite rappers (Too much dope to pick 5. Haha)...
Pharoahe Monch
GZA
Masta Ace
O.C.
Big L
C.L. Smooth
Andre 3000
Black Thought
Tonedeff

Top 5 Favorite Producers
Pete Rock
DJ Premier
RJD2
Kno
J Dilla

Illusion said...

And i just realized i only posted 9 rappers. Wow, nice one.

#10 would be Rakim though.

Anonymous said...

What up,

Great to see you have Canibus in your top 5 rappers. Canibus is most defintely one of the BEST lyricists of all time. Everyone has a right to there opinion, but if Canibus isn't in ya top 5, you need to get your head checked. It's really not that complicated folks.

Premo is definitley one of the best producers ever, period!

Out.

Anonymous said...

Thanks for all the great stuff u post on ur blog...

My list goes like this (although im not really sure if i missed some1...and 5 is definetly NOT much)

TOP 5 RAPPERS: KRS 1, Buckshot, Rakim, Lord Finesse, Big L (and Masta Ace...if this would have been a top 6 list...)

TOP % PRODUCERS: RJD2, Madlib, DJ Premier, Beatminerz, Buckwild (and Large Pro...if this would have been a top 6 list...)

I got the feelin i forgot about hundreds MCs and Producers (peops like Kool G Rap and Ice T and Ice Cube and The Gza and Charizma and beatsmiths like Pete Rock and the SD50s and The RZA so on and so on..................)

Greetings from Germany... JailbirdJay

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