What's up everybody! Just a quick message. We will be relaunching AllHipHop.com with the goal of keeping the community front and center. I have worked with Jamal and select moderators, to make sure The Illl Community's needs are being addressed as we evolve. We are encouraging you to use the new platform.

We will NOT be closing the current community, but we will be porting user data over to the new system over time, so please get used to using the new community!

We will be working on it every single day until it's exactly what you want!

Please feel free to join now, test, as we are in beta:

https://www.allhiphop.com

Punchline and DJ Soulclap - Underground Superstars (most underrated album of the year)

rapfan84rapfan84 Posts: 228 ✭✭
edited August 2012 in The Essence
Seriously, so damn good, but cannot even find a single review of it online. I had not heard of DJ Soulclap before, but damn he is an impressive producer, sounds like a young Preemo. And I think Punchline is woefully underrated, pretty incredible emcee.
http://youtu.be/F7Z5tv12tt4
achewon87RuffDraftMeta_ConsciousDJSoulClap

Replies

  • rapfan84rapfan84 Posts: 228 ✭✭
    edited August 2012
    Anyone else heard the album?
  • achewon87achewon87 Mash Out Posse Survivor Series '97Posts: 5,458 ✭✭✭✭✭
    Have not heard it, but if the album is the same quality as the above video then it should be dope. I really like it, going to look for the album now.

    RuffDraft
  • RuffDraftRuffDraft Posts: 4,753 ✭✭✭✭
    Going to go and check this out too. Props on the head's up!
    Favourite Albums of 2013/Essence Threads:
    Ugly Heroes - Ugly Heroes LP
    TheEssenceSigcopy-1.gif
  • RuffDraftRuffDraft Posts: 4,753 ✭✭✭✭
    @rapfan84, I'm on the second track, I honestly know what path I'm on with this listen… PROPS!

    Punchline is mad dope, always enjoyed him from his Masta Ace collabs. But I haven't heard him on his own project before, despite him being featured on The Love Movement back in 1998! Does he have any others?

    The production is top notch, love the 'Don't say Nuttin'' sample!
    Favourite Albums of 2013/Essence Threads:
    Ugly Heroes - Ugly Heroes LP
    TheEssenceSigcopy-1.gif
  • achewon87achewon87 Mash Out Posse Survivor Series '97Posts: 5,458 ✭✭✭✭✭
    @RuffDraft Punchline has an EP with Wordsmith called "Punch n' Words", they also have a track on the Lyricist Lounge vol 1 album, and are featured on the Black Star album and the Love Movement as you already mentioned. But nothing on his own yet, this would be the 1st other than maybe mixtapes if he went that route.

    @RapFan84 This LP is dope! Good find, props for putting the Essence on to it. Would have never found it without your post.

    RuffDraft
  • RuffDraftRuffDraft Posts: 4,753 ✭✭✭✭
    @achewon87, props, I'll check that EP after I've listened to this.

    It's dope that he's finally stepped into the booth and produced a full album. I agree @achewon87, this album is dope! Props @RapFan84, appreciate you putting us on!
    Favourite Albums of 2013/Essence Threads:
    Ugly Heroes - Ugly Heroes LP
    TheEssenceSigcopy-1.gif
  • rapfan84rapfan84 Posts: 228 ✭✭
    Glad you both like it! Yeah it's a shame this is being slept on, I actually discovered it a couple weeks ago through a tweet Big Pooh had about it.
  • rapfan84rapfan84 Posts: 228 ✭✭
    Oh and if you haven't heard it, peep the eMC album The Show from a few years back (supergroup consisting of Ace, Punchline, Wordsworth, and Stricklin), it is fire.
  • RuffDraftRuffDraft Posts: 4,753 ✭✭✭✭
    @rapfan84

    LOL @ me forgetting he was in eMC. The Show was a nice album. I saw Words and Ace recently, there's a concert review in The Essence on the first page with pictures from the show. Well impressed with this release though, glad you made us aware.

    Still got Apollo Brown & O.C.'s Trophies as the Album of the Year, thus far; with Oddisee just behind.

    Dope, I need to get into Twitter more… I'm falling into the old and no longer hip category… shameful.

    Favourite Albums of 2013/Essence Threads:
    Ugly Heroes - Ugly Heroes LP
    TheEssenceSigcopy-1.gif
  • rapfan84rapfan84 Posts: 228 ✭✭
    I'll have to check out that Oddisee, I haven't heard of him.

    I would put Trophies and Underground Superstar as neck and neck for the #2 spot of the year. I think Nas has #1 on lock, that album is incredible.
  • RuffDraftRuffDraft Posts: 4,753 ✭✭✭✭
    edited August 2012
    @rapfan84

    Definitely check out Oddisee, he's on the same label as Apollo Brown & is nigh on as good a producer, IMO. Some people may feel he's some way off though, or much better. Just depends on what's your tastes, as he's more mellow in comparison.

    Here's the thread: Oddisee - People Hear What They See

    As for Album of the Year, sorry, I was referring to 'underground/independent album of the year'. That said though,I think it's close between Nas & O.C for album of the year. I've certainly listened to Trophies more. There are tracks on Life is Good, such as 'The Don', were I think the beat outdoes Nas as it's bland and doesn't contain quotables. Where as I think Trophies has an excellent theme and O.C continually drops insightful rhymes, based around the need for trophies these days. In many ways, he's coined the term when it used to just reference women.
    Favourite Albums of 2013/Essence Threads:
    Ugly Heroes - Ugly Heroes LP
    TheEssenceSigcopy-1.gif
  • water ur seedswater ur seeds Posts: 17,621 ✭✭✭✭✭
    dope schitt... i wish strick actually some solo material i could buy, i cant find any of his music... only ever heard him on emc's album...
    'The hero and the coward both feel the same thing, but the hero uses his fear, projects it onto his opponent, while the coward runs. It's the same thing, fear, but it's what you do with it that matters.'

    aUPgli.gif
  • water ur seedswater ur seeds Posts: 17,621 ✭✭✭✭✭
    its annoying you cant get these albums on cds only on itunes etc... i wanted this joint on cd but cant get hold of it
    'The hero and the coward both feel the same thing, but the hero uses his fear, projects it onto his opponent, while the coward runs. It's the same thing, fear, but it's what you do with it that matters.'

    aUPgli.gif
  • RuffDraftRuffDraft Posts: 4,753 ✭✭✭✭
    @water ur seeds co-sign. With distribution from UGHH, this CD would have sold a nice amount, especially with the co-signs it would have received at their forum.

    Especially considering that underground fans always seem to be the most nostalgic wanting of prints/vinyls etc. rather than the MP3/M4a route.
    Favourite Albums of 2013/Essence Threads:
    Ugly Heroes - Ugly Heroes LP
    TheEssenceSigcopy-1.gif
    water ur seeds
  • Thanks for posting this here! Much appreciated! We are starting to work on the follow up and I'm also working on an album with Apocalypse that you know from Ace's albums…
    achewon87water ur seedsnillerthekid
  • If anyone wants a CD send me a message. I had a limited Edition of 500 CD's pressed over here in Germany!
    water ur seeds
Sign In or Register to comment.