Author Topic: RTJ4 has dropped early  (Read 2559 times)

Non Stop Dancer

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RTJ4 has dropped early
« on: June 03, 2020, 05:20:39 PM »
PSA. That's all.

iamcoop

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Re: RTJ4 has dropped early
« Reply #1 on: June 03, 2020, 05:51:21 PM »
It’s good. The track with 2 Chains fuckin’ bangs.

Al Tha Funkee Homosapien

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Re: RTJ4 has dropped early
« Reply #2 on: June 03, 2020, 05:51:36 PM »
Fuck yes.

Re: RTJ4 has dropped early
« Reply #3 on: June 03, 2020, 06:19:37 PM »
It’s good. The track with 2 Chains fuckin’ bangs.

This... Got a nice old school sound to it. Really enjoying it so far

non capisco

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Re: RTJ4 has dropped early
« Reply #4 on: June 03, 2020, 08:17:16 PM »
It’s good. The track with 2 Chains fuckin’ bangs.

Doesn't it just? Stunning tune, love the 1-2 punch of that going straight into 'Holy Calamafuck'. Enjoying this album a hell of a lot on first listen.

Re: RTJ4 has dropped early
« Reply #5 on: June 03, 2020, 09:13:49 PM »
Bit good this, innit? Beast-mode production from El-P.

iamcoop

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Re: RTJ4 has dropped early
« Reply #6 on: June 03, 2020, 09:30:05 PM »
The Gang of Four sample is mad. Fair play to El Producto for getting that one in.

Harpo Speaks

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Re: RTJ4 has dropped early
« Reply #7 on: June 03, 2020, 09:35:13 PM »
They've only gone and done it again haven't they.


Re: RTJ4 has dropped early
« Reply #8 on: June 03, 2020, 09:37:42 PM »
The Gang of Four sample is mad. Fair play to El Producto for getting that one in.

I actually laughed when I first recognised it. Absolutely ridiculously good.

Captain Z

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Re: RTJ4 has dropped early
« Reply #9 on: June 03, 2020, 09:51:10 PM »
Richard The James 4

Re: RTJ4 has dropped early
« Reply #10 on: June 03, 2020, 09:55:15 PM »
Bit of a "Your Majesty" at the end of the album though. I can see why they didn't want to end it on a complete downer, but it ends up sounding like something from Songify The News.

Non Stop Dancer

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Re: RTJ4 has dropped early
« Reply #11 on: June 03, 2020, 09:58:55 PM »
Bit of a "Your Majesty" at the end of the album though. I can see why they didn't want to end it on a complete downer, but it ends up sounding like something from Songify The News.
Yeah, I was about to compose a tweet about how El-p really knows how to finish an album, but didn't bother because of that!

Non Stop Dancer

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Re: RTJ4 has dropped early
« Reply #12 on: June 03, 2020, 10:00:22 PM »
The Gang of Four sample is mad. Fair play to El Producto for getting that one in.
What track did they sample?


Re: RTJ4 has dropped early
« Reply #14 on: June 03, 2020, 11:51:21 PM »
El-P's production is insane every RTJ's album has amazing beats

Ju$t is my early favourite on this, once again Zach de la Rocha having the best guest verse on the album

Killer Mikes verse on walking in the snow is either weirdly timely or was written this week?
(And you so numb you watch the cops choke out a man like me
And ’til my voice goes from a shriek to whisper, ‘I can’t breathe’)

Re: RTJ4 has dropped early
« Reply #15 on: June 03, 2020, 11:56:09 PM »
Killer Mikes verse on walking in the snow is either weirdly timely or was written this week?
(And you so numb you watch the cops choke out a man like me
And ’til my voice goes from a shriek to whisper, ‘I can’t breathe’)

"I Can't Breathe" originated from Eric Garner's murder in 2014. It was already a BLM slogan well before George Floyd's horribly-similar death. Some right-wing cunts even claimed he said it on purpose just to invoke the protests (rather than - you know - not being able to breathe with a knee on his neck).

iamcoop

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Re: RTJ4 has dropped early
« Reply #16 on: June 03, 2020, 11:59:11 PM »
El-P's production is insane every RTJ's album has amazing beats

Ju$t is my early favourite on this, once again Zach de la Rocha having the best guest verse on the album

Killer Mikes verse on walking in the snow is either weirdly timely or was written this week?
(And you so numb you watch the cops choke out a man like me
And ’til my voice goes from a shriek to whisper, ‘I can’t breathe’)

According to El-P on Twitter it was recorded in the autumn of 2019.

Re: RTJ4 has dropped early
« Reply #17 on: June 04, 2020, 07:59:23 AM »
It's pretty good. Not sure it's better than 2 though. But i have only listened once so that may change

Non Stop Dancer

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Re: RTJ4 has dropped early
« Reply #18 on: June 04, 2020, 10:44:19 AM »
In case you missed it/didn't know, El-p scored the new Capone film and that's now available as well. Fun fact, he was going to score the abandoned Bobba Fett film.

Re: RTJ4 has dropped early
« Reply #19 on: June 04, 2020, 11:17:38 AM »
This is great. RTJ always deliver, huh?

Never expected I'd get Pharrell and Zack de la Rocha on the same track.

Non Stop Dancer

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Re: RTJ4 has dropped early
« Reply #20 on: June 04, 2020, 11:56:45 AM »
Ether: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t7sNfbprnKU
Here's the RTJ song: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mCQtCj39TN0
Thanks, I'm not familiar with Gang of Four beyond knowing the name. When El-p's Weareallgoungtoburninhellmegamixx3 came out, I'm pretty certain he referenced them as an influence on the riffs used on that album.

Egyptian Feast

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Re: RTJ4 has dropped early
« Reply #21 on: June 04, 2020, 03:27:30 PM »
I haven't listened to them before bar the odd track on YouTube, but this is fucking brilliant. I couldn't resist repeatedly raising the volume during the first track, always a good sign. Can't work to it now, but it's too good to turn down.

up_the_hampipe

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Re: RTJ4 has dropped early
« Reply #22 on: June 04, 2020, 04:23:13 PM »
Holy Calamafuck is a mighty beast of a track.

Non Stop Dancer

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Re: RTJ4 has dropped early
« Reply #23 on: June 04, 2020, 04:35:07 PM »
I haven't listened to them before bar the odd track on YouTube, but this is fucking brilliant. I couldn't resist repeatedly raising the volume during the first track, always a good sign. Can't work to it now, but it's too good to turn down.
Well you've got a treat ahead of you listening to the rest of the catalogue, not forgetting Killer Mike's last album. El's solo stuff as well if course, but KM's album Rap Music is where the whole RTJ sound kicks off properly.

Re: RTJ4 has dropped early
« Reply #24 on: June 04, 2020, 05:09:18 PM »
Holy Calamafuck is a mighty beast of a track.

Sure is. My favourite track keeps changing (surely a sign of a brilliant album). Currently flitting between Out Of Sight and The Ground Below (both absolute bops), but I'm sure it'll change again by tomorrow.

Well you've got a treat ahead of you listening to the rest of the catalogue, not forgetting Killer Mike's last album. El's solo stuff as well if course, but KM's album Rap Music is where the whole RTJ sound kicks off properly.

Maaaan. Imagine getting to hear Thursday In The Danger Room followed by A Report To The Shareholders/Kill Your Masters for the first time. Lucky bugger. As people have mentioned up-thread, the only weakness of RTJ4 is that wet fart of an ending.

Egyptian Feast

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Re: RTJ4 has dropped early
« Reply #25 on: June 04, 2020, 05:40:17 PM »
Well you've got a treat ahead of you listening to the rest of the catalogue, not forgetting Killer Mike's last album. El's solo stuff as well if course, but KM's album Rap Music is where the whole RTJ sound kicks off properly.

Maaaan. Imagine getting to hear Thursday In The Danger Room followed by A Report To The Shareholders/Kill Your Masters for the first time. Lucky bugger. As people have mentioned up-thread, the only weakness of RTJ4 is that wet fart of an ending.

I was talking to my partner's son about them just a few minutes back and he was raving passionately about RTJ1 - 3. I'll definitely be digging deep into the back catalogue. I love having new rabbit holes to get lost down.

I agree with everyone about the ending. It couldn't help but sound lame after the previous track.

Re: RTJ4 has dropped early
« Reply #26 on: June 04, 2020, 06:28:57 PM »
I was talking to my partner's son about them just a few minutes back and he was raving passionately about RTJ1 - 3. I'll definitely be digging deep into the back catalogue. I love having new rabbit holes to get lost down.

I agree with everyone about the ending. It couldn't help but sound lame after the previous track.
Checkout these non album songs too:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NUC2EQvdzmY DJ Shadow ft RTJ
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0XboRkCEqKo Rubble Kings
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=seEjFQ0lNhY Lets Go

Egyptian Feast

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Re: RTJ4 has dropped early
« Reply #27 on: June 04, 2020, 07:10:53 PM »
Checkout these non album songs too:

They were great, cheers. That DJ Shadow song must have been one of the videos I'd seen before, I recognised the clip immediately.

non capisco

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Re: RTJ4 has dropped early
« Reply #28 on: June 04, 2020, 08:26:22 PM »
When you've done all the RTJ and solo El-P and Killer Mike stuff, do check out 'The Cold Vein' by Cannibal Ox, a fantastically queasy and disorienting sounding hip hop album that El-P produced in *checks* fucking christ, 2001. Then there's the Company Flow stuff before that.

Non Stop Dancer

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Re: RTJ4 has dropped early
« Reply #29 on: June 04, 2020, 08:30:54 PM »
I don't think I've ever been as obsessed with an album as I was with The Cold Vein.

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