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Public Enemy vs NWA

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  1. Bobby Boulders My Lovin' Is Digi Platinum Member

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    Lol my playlists consist of similar tastes, although they're getting more mellow as I age. I haven't actually listened to a ton of music since I've been out, but before I left I'd been listening to Dinosaur Jr, Earl Sweatshirt, Skinny Puppy, Les Légions Noires, and Boy Harsher a lot. I was once a snobby teenager who would listen to nothing but 80's punk rock (and Wu-Tang Clan), but I've come a long way since then, I guess.
     
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  2. Pliny Pete Puts Butts In Seats

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    Pretty good comparison, they got a lot more in common than you might think at first glance
    Two groups of angry black men making aggressive music that was very much a reflection of the world they grew up in and scaring the bejeezus outta whitey in the process
    NWA was obviously the forefathers of West Coast gangsta rap while Public Enemy influenced a lot of the militant and conscious rap that followed, groups like X-Clan and rappers like Paris, Askari-X and even Common
    They both had huge hits in the late 80's but NWA is definitely more well known these days because of the mainstream success of Ice Cube and Dr Dre
    The groups had so much in common that when Ice Cube left NWA, he immediately flew to New York and hooked up with P.E.'s production team, The Bomb Squad to produce his classic first solo album, Amerikkkaz Most Wanted
    I think it just comes down to personal preference, Im always gonna ride with West Coast Best Coast so its NWA for me but Public Enemy is one of the few East Coast Least Coast groups that I am a fan of
     
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  3. The Diplomat Peace Among Worlds

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    I'm doin' alright. Glad to see you're out. Other than the usual work/life stuff, I bought a new guitar recently. Just been jamming on that.
     
  4. Bobby Boulders My Lovin' Is Digi Platinum Member

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    Are you just starting out, or was it just an upgrade or something? Let's get a vid of your shred.
     
  5. The Diplomat Peace Among Worlds

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    I've been playing awhile, but gave up the last few years.

    Here's some that I recorded the other week:





    Recorded this the other day:
     
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  6. Bobby Boulders My Lovin' Is Digi Platinum Member

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    I forgot, you've had music in your blood for your entire life, right? Your dad has a job in the industry or something? Am I wrong here? It was a long time ago now, but it seems like I remember something like that.
     
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  7. rj144 Gold Belt

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    I started listening to rap around the time when it was first popular... the mid 80s. And, I continued until the very early 90s. I loved both NWA and Public Enemy, so it's a tough call. Maybe, ever so slightly NWA.

    I completely stopped listening to rap in the early 90s though. I think most of it sucks compared to when I listened.
     
  8. The Diplomat Peace Among Worlds

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    Yeah, my dad was a drummer for a punk band in the late 60s/early 70s that lived with MC5 and the Stooges. Been in the scene forever.
     
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    Hmm.. both are great but NWA takes this imo
     
  10. Bobby Boulders My Lovin' Is Digi Platinum Member

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    Good stuff. I really enjoyed the first song (although I liked all three). @2:56 was my favorite part.

    I bet your dad has stories...
     
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    NWA had a way bigger social impact and they had Dre and Cube so they win by default. There is a reason people say Dre is the best producer in hip hop. That being said I really dont care for either, too 80s rap sounding for my taste.
     
  12. The Diplomat Peace Among Worlds

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    A house full of commies, hippies, punks and Iggy Pop forced on a "macro-biotic" diet? Oh yeah.
     
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  14. rj144 Gold Belt

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    What did you get?
     
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    Although I liked to listen more to NWA,
    I think it's sad Hip Hop took a gangster turn.
     
  16. The Diplomat Peace Among Worlds

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    Epiphone Les Paul Special II

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  17. The Diplomat Peace Among Worlds

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    Also, I really suck at lead, so I'm mostly just fucking around when the high notes hit :p
     
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  18. rj144 Gold Belt

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    Nice... a got a Gretsch a few weeks ago.
     
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  19. Bobby Boulders My Lovin' Is Digi Platinum Member

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    You're not bad, man. Keep on doing it, you'll keep getting better.
     
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    Not bad. What is recording setup like?
     

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