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either/or: NWA vs Public Enemy

Postby Rotten Tanx on Thu Jul 14, 2005 5:20 pm

Taking into account music and "skillz" as much as lyrical content and influence.
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Postby glynnisjohns on Thu Jul 14, 2005 8:18 pm

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Postby Antero on Thu Jul 14, 2005 10:11 pm

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Postby capnreverb on Thu Jul 14, 2005 11:10 pm

Politics aside, NWA are far more entertaining. P.E. have some good tunes, but rollin' in my car blasting "fuck the police", "straight out of compton", "express yourself" and "dopeman" gives me a far greater culture vulture white guy joy than "fear of a black planet" or "911".

Honestly, sometimes I think all PE has going for it is righteous politics, and when compared to the first lp's by geto boys, cypress hill, and NWA, it is just dated in its politics, like a WPA painting or a Thomas Hart Benton painting.

To Be Famous And Dandy Like Amos And Andy should have been a PE song.

In the grand old school scheme of hip-hop, i will take De La Soul and Tribe Called Quest and a wee bit of Kool Keith in all of his incarnations.
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Postby joshsolberg on Fri Jul 15, 2005 1:14 am

capnreverb wrote:Politics aside, NWA are far more entertaining. P.E. have some good tunes, but rollin' in my car blasting "fuck the police", "straight out of compton", "express yourself" and "dopeman" gives me a far greater culture vulture white guy joy than "fear of a black planet" or "911".



In Los Angeles, it is far less dangerous for a skinny white boy like myself to bump PE while rolling down Soto or Crenshaw than it is to bump NWA. I love 'em both, and I grew up more with NWA, but just for safety's sake, I gotta go with PE. Regardless, "Express Yourself" still works anything that PE ever did...
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Postby Loretta on Fri Jul 15, 2005 3:00 am

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This is the hardest one yet. I really cant decide.

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Postby Loretta on Fri Jul 15, 2005 3:09 am

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What you talking bout. Most fast food automatically rules on a base level. Like pizza. And blowjobs.
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Postby Gramsci on Fri Jul 15, 2005 5:58 am

As a skinny white guy that grew up in small town New Zealand I must say I strongly connected with NWA's gritty urban message of bitches and life as a "G"

Likewise as I was in a similar state of alienation and oppression from the rest of society PE's hardhitting lyrics of life as an oppressed minority really helped me find my place in the world...

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Postby Mark Lansing on Fri Jul 15, 2005 8:05 am

NWA never struck me as having a rapper as strong as Chuck D. or comic relief as good as Flavor Flav, and their lyrics are ignorant shit for the most part. Also, It Takes A Nation Of Millions To Hold Us Back is an amazing barrage of sculpted noise, while Dr. Dre didn't hit his stride as a producer until years after NWA broke up.

Public Enemy were genius for a while. NWA were always dumb-ass loudmouths. PE all the way.
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Postby aaron on Fri Jul 15, 2005 8:17 am

Hmmm.

PE were better. I'd almost always rather listen to NWA.

NWA were undeniably more influential. I'd say their influence on American culture--not just music--for better or worse, is probably unequalled among musical acts of the past 15-20 years or so.
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Postby placeholder on Fri Jul 15, 2005 8:19 am

I grew up enjoying both of these fine groups quite a lot, and my vote goes to Public Enemy, easily. I love those last two N.W.A. records, but this is no contest for me.
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Postby Peripatetic on Fri Jul 15, 2005 8:25 am

Take this NWA Quiz. Make sure you have your sound up, it's hilarious.
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Postby bumble on Fri Jul 15, 2005 9:22 am

Chuck D.


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Postby Rotten Tanx on Fri Jul 15, 2005 9:34 am

I never really listened to PE. I'm not a big fan of hip hop anyway. The few times I've heard PE songs it didnt really make me go rushing off to hear their albums.

NWA I mostly like for Ice Cube. He seems to have the perfect voice for rap. Or that kind of rap anyway.
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Postby kerble on Fri Jul 15, 2005 10:14 am

Ice Cube is down with the P.E., now every single bitch wanna see me.


It felt like it would be a tougher call as N.W.A. is more "entertaining," but Public Enemy is it. No waffling.





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Postby nick92675 on Fri Jul 15, 2005 10:35 am

i'm going NWA. PE is arguably probably "better" - but when it comes down to it and i'm throwing something on and both are looking at me, i'm going NWA. just more entertaining. Easy-E alone man, brilliant.

am i the only one who thinks express yourself is kind of a shitty song?
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Postby Rotten Tanx on Fri Jul 15, 2005 7:11 pm

I wouldnt call it shitty, just weird. It's like it's not even the same people/person.
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Postby run joe, run on Fri Jul 15, 2005 8:01 pm

In my Bitch/Ho music purge, NWA was truly my saddest loss. I miss it.

But fuck those idiots.

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Postby thebookofkevin on Sat Jul 16, 2005 2:59 am

i'm fairly new to the hip hop shit, so i haven't heard much NWA, but i'm down with PE

Boogie Down Productions though man.

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Postby the seaward on Sat Jul 16, 2005 3:07 am

oh and not crap.
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