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Public Enemy vs NWA

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  1. The Diplomat Peace Among Worlds

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    I need to get a new microphone. I was using a Snowball mic that I had, but it's old and really muffled. Right now my smart phone records better, but it crackles sometimes.
     
  2. Cubo de Sangre President of the War Room

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    My heart is with NWA. Don't have an argument to back it up.
     
  3. rj144 Gold Belt

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    I use a Tascam DR40 for quick jobs and it works pretty well with the onboard mics. What DAW are you using?
     
  4. The Diplomat Peace Among Worlds

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    I just use Audacity as a quick and easy way to record.
     
  5. rj144 Gold Belt

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    You don't master? You should look into Cakewalk. It's totally free.
     
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  6. DBall007 Brown Belt

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    Ren is way underrated.

    NWA bowed down to money issues back then. Kinda like the Geto Boys.

    That is why Public Enemy is the better group.
     
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  7. ignorant MMA fan Creator of shit thread

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    Was never really exposed to Public Enemy. Have an older brother and was exposed to NWA when I was 12 or 13 and loved it. Used to bump that shit and make the house's windows rattle.
     
  8. The Diplomat Peace Among Worlds

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    I'll check it out.
     
  9. Bobby Boulders My Lovin' Is Digi Platinum Member

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    But... Wu-Tang Clan though...
     
  10. DBall007 Brown Belt

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    Mobb Deep, CNN.
    Maybe can start a new thread about east and west coast groups. Hell, I am from Midwest originally.
     
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  11. Bobby Boulders My Lovin' Is Digi Platinum Member

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    Sounds like a good thread in the making to me.
     
  12. Granite Wall Blue Belt

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  13. The Audience Purple Belt

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    NWA, & Fuck the Police is still the anthem.
     
  14. Strychnine Titanium Belt

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    Public Enemy.

    Their catalog and message still hold up today. Once Ice Cube left N.W.A., they just didn't have the raw power they once held.

    This gem made with Stephen Stills from Crosby, Stills, and Nash is still amazing after all these years.



    "God takes care of old folks and fools, while the Devil takes care of makin' all the rules."
     
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  15. Chad The Limey DiscoSixSixSix

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    Did NWA ever make a song as cool as this? If not, Public Enemy
     
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  16. CrippleWerk Orange Belt

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    The message of Public Enemy is great, still relevant today, good lyrics, etc. ... but the music is awful. They seem to be universally agreed upon as overrated. I've never seen anyone try to defend their popularity. Even seen them live at a festival, overrated for sure.

    So obviously NWA > Public Enemy.
     
  17. Brom Bones Brown Belt

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    True. Wu-Tang Clan ain't nuthin to fuck wit, but you have to admit that only their 1st tree albums would be considered great (the 1st two are absolute top 5 classics). They took a precipitous drop off after The W. Iron Flag had a few decent songs, but that was it. U-God said it right. The songs after Wu-Tang Forever weren't as hard hitting. RZA took them in a direction that I didn't like.

    Here's my hierarchy:

    Beastie Boys > Wu > NWA > Tribe > Geto Boys > Public Enemy

    Longevity puts the Beastie Boys over da Wu, but it's close. Also, I don't take into consideration solo joints, but you could make a case, since Liquid Swords and Only Built 4 Cuban Linx... were pretty much Wu joints which happened to star one or two main rappers.



     
  18. AGGAMEMNON66 ———Villain———

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    I like both but NWA is in my personal conversation for GOAT rap group of all time where I’d put PE on the tier below that. I just like all of NWA’s albums (there aren’t many tho) and feel they were probably more influential tho I can see that being argued.


    MC wise it’s NWA, Chuck D is a legend but he’s really all they have. As for beats.. Terminator X was badass in that time period but I actually don’t think everything I used to like by them holds up the way some of NWA’s stuff does for me.. plus Yella and Dre as a team are hard to beat, and Dre alone can stand with anyone historically in hip hop sound production wise and beat production wise.


    NWA takes this imo with no shame in PE’s direction, they’re great too. They just fall I bit short here.
     
  19. Aronized Purple Belt

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    I would say the same. Both started with classics and eventually got worse, but would give the edge to Public Enemy since they have more good quality albums.
     
  20. Chad The Limey DiscoSixSixSix

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    <Huh2>Whut?
     
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