When it comes to albums

Started by Jeans, Nov 7, 2020, in Music Add to Reading List

  1. Jeans
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    Jeans Joe From Family Guy

    Nov 7, 2020
    Do you prefer a bunch of varied producers, or do you prefer the rapper producer duo method?
     
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  2. MichaelsMad
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    Nov 7, 2020
    Double edged sword. BC with rapper and producer combo it has the chance to sound too similar through the whole project but, it's prolly the best way to go if you're trying to tell an overall story/theme. With varied producers if you're not careful it can end up sounding like a buncha random songs thrown together if you don't keep the theme in mind. But I don't prefer one over the other classics have been made either way.
     
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  3. Chrollo
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    Nov 7, 2020
    I'm not an album guy but I prefer the former, unless it's a Metro collab
     
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  4. Jeans
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    Jeans Joe From Family Guy

    Nov 7, 2020
    Glad you said that because I prefer the former for that reason. Whole album of rapper and producer tends to bleed into eachother and it all sounds the same
     
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  5. Jeans
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    Jeans Joe From Family Guy

    Nov 7, 2020
    Metro kind of pioneered this, no?
     
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  6. DKC
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    I like when there's a true executive producer type at the helm like Kanye or Dre who can make everything mesh even if there's a plethora of different co-producers. But I think it really depends on the rapper and the producer. Too many producers can make things sound disjointed as well.
     
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  7. Mudkip
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    I don’t really care but I think having a few different producers can make it more broad sounding. As long as the beats are good and there’s some form of cohesiveness through the album.
     
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  9. Michael Myers
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    Easily varied producers. 90% of the albums produced by one producer or maybe 2/3 are boring and repetive as f--- overall.
     
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    Nov 12, 2020
    Don't think I've ever had a particular preference towards either. One notion is that having one producer at the helm usually leads to a concise album (think OB4CL, and Metro album, Gangstarr discography).

    On the other hand, some s--- where multiple contributors usually craft up something even more special and we get a truly unique experience. I think the caveat is that usually it keeps a certain minimum of producers and a uniform direction to retain the holistic sound (The Blueprint, Illmatic, Yeezus). I guess this sounds more appealing, but idk, if an album is good then that's all I can ask for.
     
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  11. icecube
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    Good question!

    I honestly think there is a time and a place for both. The good thing about varied producers is you get a varying sound throughout. For the most parts I listen to an album for the rapper, not the producer so it's good to see how they move over different sounds.

    However, when there is undeniable chemistry then it's great to see how 2 people do it.
    My personal favourite is Common - Be.
     
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    producer/rapper duo or very small group of producers like 3-4.
     
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    El-P
     
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    Duo in most cases
     
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    Be is amazing.
     
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