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Thread started 01/06/18 11:27am

JabarR74

R.W.S. (Rappers With Sensitivity) Thread

Back in the day, rappers who were hardcore and funky got to show their sensitive sides when they put out love songs.

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Reply #1 posted 01/08/18 6:35am

RJOrion

Drake has taken what i call quiet-storm rap, and made it his own personal lane...no one pulls off the emo sensitive bars like Aubrey...
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Reply #2 posted 01/08/18 8:38am

Musicslave

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I'm sure Kane had to get permission from the Purple Yoda for this one.

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Reply #3 posted 01/08/18 11:35am

namepeace

Some that stand out to me, in rough order:

A Tribe Called Quest -- "Bonita Applebum" (1990) Still the GOAT of rap ballads.

LL Cool J -- "I Need Love" (1987) one of the reasons LL is a legend is that he brought rap ballads to the forefront.

The Pharcyde -- "Otha Fish" (1993) and "She Said" (1995)

Common -- "Come Close" (2002)

Gang Starr -- "Love Sick" (1990) (bonus points if you remember the crew that beefed with Gang Starr over this beat)

De La Soul -- "4 More (f. Zhane)" (1996)

Slum Village -- "2u4u" (2000-1)

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Good night, sweet Prince | 7 June 1958 - 21 April 2016

Props will be withheld until the showing and proving has commenced. -- Aaron McGruder
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Reply #4 posted 01/08/18 2:56pm

CoolMF

Does P.M. Dawn count?

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Reply #5 posted 01/09/18 6:20am

Musicslave

namepeace said:

Some that stand out to me, in rough order:

A Tribe Called Quest -- "Bonita Applebum" (1990) Still the GOAT of rap ballads.

LL Cool J -- "I Need Love" (1987) one of the reasons LL is a legend is that he brought rap ballads to the forefront.

The Pharcyde -- "Otha Fish" (1993) and "She Said" (1995)

Common -- "Come Close" (2002)

Gang Starr -- "Love Sick" (1990) (bonus points if you remember the crew that beefed with Gang Starr over this beat)

De La Soul -- "4 More (f. Zhane)" (1996)

Slum Village -- "2u4u" (2000-1)

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Forgot about Slum Village these joints were dope too...

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Plus a little "Pre-Kardashian Kanye"....

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Oh, would that be Ed O.G & The Bulldogs? I remember they sampled the same beat as Gang Starr.

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Reply #6 posted 01/09/18 6:24am

Musicslave

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I know this was really about Hip Hop but I had to still include it...

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Reply #7 posted 01/09/18 11:28am

namepeace

CoolMF said:

Does P.M. Dawn count?


Wasn't a fan but I think so.

Good night, sweet Prince | 7 June 1958 - 21 April 2016

Props will be withheld until the showing and proving has commenced. -- Aaron McGruder
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Reply #8 posted 01/10/18 7:32am

nextedition

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CoolMF said:

Does P.M. Dawn count?


No
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Reply #9 posted 01/11/18 4:15pm

ShaggyDog

Don't forget Mind Sex by Dead Prez.

Sample lyrics:

"It's time for some mind sex, we ain't got to take our clothes off yet
We can burn the incense, and just chat
Relax, I got the good vibrations
Before we make love let's have a good conversation"

https://youtu.be/VwTNOxJXMYM

(I'm still working out how to embed links here)


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Reply #10 posted 01/12/18 9:57am

Cinny

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nextedition said:

CoolMF said:

Does P.M. Dawn count?

No


Rapper with sensitivity was Prince B's entire lane!

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Reply #11 posted 01/15/18 8:53am

namepeace

Cinny said:

nextedition said:

CoolMF said: No


Rapper with sensitivity was Prince B's entire lane!


I'm sayin' tho!

Good night, sweet Prince | 7 June 1958 - 21 April 2016

Props will be withheld until the showing and proving has commenced. -- Aaron McGruder
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Reply #12 posted 01/15/18 10:45am

nextedition

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Cinny said:

nextedition said:

CoolMF said: No


Rapper with sensitivity was Prince B's entire lane!

I thought about it again and the answer is still no.

I'm sorry, it's the way it is. lol

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Reply #13 posted 01/16/18 8:32am

Cinny

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nextedition said:

Cinny said:


Rapper with sensitivity was Prince B's entire lane!

I thought about it again and the answer is still no.

I'm sorry, it's the way it is. lol

lol

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Reply #14 posted 01/18/18 2:38pm

CoolMF

How about Wise Intelligence from Poor Righteous Teachers? BTW- that's not a diss (shout out to the entire Holy Intellect album!).

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Reply #15 posted 01/19/18 11:48am

Cinny

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CoolMF said:

How about Wise Intelligence from Poor Righteous Teachers? BTW- that's not a diss (shout out to the entire Holy Intellect album!).


Shakiyla for sure

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