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    Default best hip hop act 2009

    i am not saying who is the best, but who is the most anticipated to see live this year.



    1. atmosphere
    2. p.u.t.s
    3. lupe f.
    4. P.E.
    clipse will not make my list

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    LOL you've got to be kidding me. i'm one of the bigger atmosphere fans you'll ever meet, but i highly doubt i will catch their set. how have you not seen them 23 times already? they haven't stopped touring for like 4 years now. not to say they aren't great live, but atmosphere is the last thing coachella needs. for you to say that clipse will not make your list, and atmosphere is at the top...hmmmm.... no way you are older than 20 years old. educate yourself kid, clipse are gonna be one of the best shows all weekend.

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    different strokes for different folks.
    I like #2 on your list... a little
    But clipse is definitely my number one must see hip hop...
    PLUS i've seen everyone (cept for people under the stairs) at Vegoose.
    Seeing Atmosphere live (twice) made me legitimately dislike him. Beware.

    Lupe, Atmosphere, and p.u.t.s have relatively similar styles. P.E. is a ridiculous live show, and they truly are in a category of their own.
    Check out my video from Coachella 2009: http://vimeo.com/8813764
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    Quote Originally Posted by alex gardner View Post
    LOL you've got to be kidding me. i'm one of the bigger atmosphere fans you'll ever meet, but i highly doubt i will catch their set. how have you not seen them 23 times already? they haven't stopped touring for like 4 years now. not to say they aren't great live, but atmosphere is the last thing coachella needs. for you to say that clipse will not make your list, and atmosphere is at the top...hmmmm.... no way you are older than 20 years old. educate yourself kid, clipse are gonna be one of the best shows all weekend.
    YES
    Check out my video from Coachella 2009: http://vimeo.com/8813764
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    ill sleep with Jremy at the drop of a hat.

    just sayin.

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    seandlrs mancrush on slug is borderline homosexual.

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    I have doubts about Clipse live. I can see them disappointing just like Aesop last year.

    Never seen them though so it's just a feeling.

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    Quote Originally Posted by OutOfmYminD View Post
    I can see them disappointing just like Aesop last year.

    for some ridiculous reason, i wandered away from aphex twin (mistake #1) for 2 minutes to catch a little aesop and he sounded like dogshit. i saw aesop once before and he was phenomenal, i don't think it was him as much as it was the mojave tent is a fucking joke at night. everyone who plays mojave past 7 or so gets dicked with a sound guy who is obviously drunk and disgruntled, and getting to compete with the thumping sahara tent.

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    Public Enemy obviously... they're legends. They are the only one who would probably win if they conflicted with another good act in my book.

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    are we counting k'naan? npr's all songs considered has been gushing about him for some time now.

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    themselves are also mysteriously flying under the radar....sunday is going to be epic.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Still-ill View Post
    Public Enemy obviously... they're legends. They are the only one who would probably win if they conflicted with another good act in my book.
    Totally agree, I was really surprised to see how small their name was on the bill. It goes Public Enemy, Atmosphere, Clipse, everyone else, and then Lupe Fiasco. His name should not be that big on the poster.

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    PE will be fun as hell, no doubt. But Lupe puts on a great show, and I say he'll be the most artistic of the 5 choices.

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    Live hip hop disappoints on a routine basis.
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    I don't fucking care. I don't even know who the hell Dave Wang is.
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    you used to be that guy that just Dave Wang's everybody. that guy. he's gone now, and whoever you really are showed up, and that was utter disappointment.

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    Public Enemy

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    I'm all over the map on this one, but i'm gonna go for Themselves.

    Clipse are great on record, but when I saw them live they were boring as hell.
    I actually like the Knux on record, but i've heard they're so-so live.
    I don't like Lupe on record, but he knows how do hip-hop on the "big stage" really well and probably has the most festival-ready live show.
    Public Enemy better bring the S1Ws!

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    I am about to delete Atmosphere off my cpu...all I do is skip their tracks.

    Excited for Clipse and PE , if I can see them..

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    People Under the Stairs is a must
    believe it or not, i've never seen atmosphere so i'll try to check em out if there's no conflicts
    I've seen Public Enemy before, it was mediocre. I might check em out
    Clipse
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    I'm actually 22, and I've seen atmosphere 5 times, but I can't get enough of their live shows. With a guy (who in my opinion) who spits the dopest lyrics who can put on a show like who will make me feel like I'm at a party, I wouldn't miss it. You can really only like atmospheres live shows only if you seriously like them, but for some people I can understand why you might not like their shows. I have a slight feeling that I might not get the same vibe from his coachella performance because the crowd is gonna be full of hipsters rather than drug and smoking addicts...
    As for clipse, I listened to them when I was a little younger, and till this day, I can't get into their shit.
    As for PE. They changed the whole game of hip hop, I think chuck d is a legend, and flava flav has a great mindset on a cultural revolution ( pre- vh1 days) I've seen PE 3 times, and I've yet to 100% satified as for with atmosphere puts and lupe, I've seen em all and though their sets were dope

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    question from the dumb section "Is PE is coming to the fest?"

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    Quote Originally Posted by 420 in indio View Post
    question from the dumb section "Is PE is coming to the fest?"
    what the fuck?!

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    Quote Originally Posted by seandlr View Post
    I have a slight feeling that I might not get the same vibe from his coachella performance because the crowd is gonna be full of hipsters rather than drug and smoking addicts...
    Coachella is filled with drug addicts...
    "It's in the K" - Martha Stewart

    Since the show list is very minimal...
    August 29 // Chemical Brothers w/ Chromeo & Yacht @ Hollywood Bowl
    September 26 // Vampire Weekend w/ Beach House & the Very Best @ Hollywood Bowl
    October 5 // ARCADE FIRE @ Henry Miller Library
    October 13 // Corin Tucker Band @ The El Rey
    (someone should give me Sufjan Stevens tickets, aint got none of those)

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    i think seeing flava flav acting like a fucking retard all the time has put a damper on PE for me.

    but as for atmosphere . . . yeah im only 20, so i just basically got into them. I still enjoy them and am looking forward to their show. Lupe should be interesting to see for a bit . . . and as for clipse . . . anyone recommend a few good songs by them?


    and seandlr^ : Your sig is awesome. I currently live in socal, and I'm really sick of that shit.
    Why couldn't Coachella end on 4/20?

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    dmb, re: your sig >> technically, coachella does end on 4/20...most acts will finish up a few mins after midnight.

    have a fatty ready for midnight yo.

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    Atmosphere is definitely in the conversation. One of my favorite discoveries of the festival has been Peanut Butter Wolf, People Under the stairs too.

    As for this "educate yourself" business, just because someone came first doesn't mean they do it better. Have you seen PE live lately? Maybe they'll surprise but they were a shit show as of 21 months ago.

    Saw Lupe at OSL last summer. He was so painfully over exaggeratedly into his music that it look away from the performance. I was stoned out of my mind and couldn't get into it.
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    Atmosphere put on a good show at street scene last yr. I'm ashamed to say I've listened to slug since I was 14 and hadn't seen Atmosphere until just last yr. but it was all I hoped it would be, I was about 10 ft. away from the stage and everyone was havin' a good time. I miss the older stuff a lot and don't listen as much as I use to but I hope they don't conflict w/ anyone for me cause I want to see them, If I don't maybe I'll catch the 4/20 show they're playin' at the Warfield in SF if I'm still high enough to stay awake...
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    PUTS and Atmos
    can't wait to see them both for the first time

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    Public Enemy. Reconnize, bitchez.
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    um, no...
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    seen lupe, PE and Atmosphere,
    so...
    CLIPSE!

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    P.E. is a trainwreck live, especially when they let Flava Flave on the drums, and my vote is for People Under the Stairs. Anyone who has seen public enemy recently should know that they sound like crap live now, and i like Public Enemy just not live.

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    I completely forgot about Peanut Butter Wolf. Probably far and away the most interesting live Hip-hop act at the show for me, especially if he brings guests. I have no idea what he's going to do.

    To you tube!

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    Quote Originally Posted by jennygirl View Post
    Public Enemy. Reconnize, bitchez.
    I've got nothing btu respect for what they've done for the genre. But see below \/
    Quote Originally Posted by Distorted_Jungle View Post
    P.E. is a trainwreck live, especially when they let Flava Flave on the drums, and my vote is for People Under the Stairs. Anyone who has seen public enemy recently should know that they sound like crap live now, and i like Public Enemy just not live.
    The Worst thing that ever happened to PE was The Flavor Of Love. Flavor Flav is way too side showy now. That and crack.

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