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Beastie Boys vs. Wu Tang Clan

Discussion in 'Off-topic Zone' started by CowboyDan, Apr 18, 2011.

  1. CowboyDan

    CowboyDan Anger is a Gift

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    The Battle of New York pits the B Boys vs Wu Tang....
    I love them both, but I can listen to the Beastie Boys 24/7/365 so I give them the nod. Plus there's just 3 + a DJ.....do you have any idea how hard it is to stay that creative with only 4 people coming up with ideas for songs and lyrics? Here's one of my favorites from them:

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  2. Sam I Am

    Sam I Am Unfriendly and Aloof!

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    I'll take Beastie cause I've never really listen to Wu Tang
  3. mldardy

    mldardy Well-Known Member

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    Wu Tang.
  4. Yakuza Rich

    Yakuza Rich Well-Known Member

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    Tough one for me.

    Liked them both a lot at times, but then there were times I felt that they were clearly overrated. Both were revolutionary in their own ways, but then became overrated because of their past breakthroughs.

    Beasties were much more versatile, but I'm not sure I care if a group was able to make a song like 'Girls' or 'You Gotta Fight for Your Right To Party.'

    If I had to go with one, probably the Beasties.

    For starters, I had more better memories of Beasties songs. While something like 'You Gotta Fight' isn't what I would call the zenith of rap songs, it was a catchy tune that I remember back when I was 8 years old being wildly popular and having the time of my life listening to it while we were in a dorm room playing nerf basketball at the Jim Boeheim basketball camp.

    Probably what gets me a bit was their extreme use of sampling which came off as beautifully innovative and turned into no talents like P. Diddy making a music career for themselves. I love 90's music, but the last couple of years of the 90's was really hard to listen to with the sample and copy+paste lyrics with hacks like Diddy, Will Smith, etc and forcing more talented rappers like Nas to follow suit or they wouldn't generate any interest. But, I can't blame the Beasties for that.

    Probably what hurt the Wu Tang for me is that they just couldn't quite 'keep the band together.' GZA would also have some beautiful instrumentals, but often times the songs were way too short something that well done. I'm a fan of 'less is more', but in this case, 'less is less.' The problems with O.D.B. hurt as well as he brought something to the table that was noticeably missing when he was away.

    I'd say that those great, truly deep songs....belonged to Wu Tang. I mean, tough to compete with something like C.R.E.A.M., something that anybody with an open mind could relate to, regardless of race. But if I wanted more catchy tunes, I'd go with the Beasties.










    YR
  5. Rynie

    Rynie Benched

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    I like them both, but I'm going to have to side with Wu Tang. They're much more raw, have some great beats, are really into Kung-**, and do albums over dubstep beats which = WIN.
  6. Muhast

    Muhast Newo

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    Wu Tang is a super group. I give the nod to them.
  7. Hoofbite

    Hoofbite Well-Known Member

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    I like Wu-Tang.

    I've never really been big into the Beastie Boys so probably a little bias.
  8. Muhast

    Muhast Newo

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    Same, they are okay, not really all that special to me.

    Slaughterhouse on the otherhand, yessir.
  9. MetalHead

    MetalHead Benched

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    Wu Tang got exposed for the frauds they are.
    They act all gangsta and stuff when in reality the are financial advisors and have their own investment firm?!
    How gangsta is that?...seriously.

    They ain't foolin' me..I saw it with my own eyes on the "Chappelle Show".
  10. TheCount

    TheCount Pixel Pusher

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    :laugh2: :laugh2: :laugh2:
  11. diehard2294

    diehard2294 America's Team

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    Beastie Boys
  12. big dog cowboy

    big dog cowboy THE BIG DOG Staff Member

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    Beastie Boys are almost icons.
  13. zrinkill

    zrinkill Diamond surrounded by trash

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  14. mldardy

    mldardy Well-Known Member

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    Didn't they get drafted by the Asians in the racial draft?:laugh1:
  15. BrAinPaiNt

    BrAinPaiNt Bad Santa Staff Member

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    I liked the Beastie boys, I liked some of WuTang...but give me Public Enemy any day over both of them.
  16. MetalHead

    MetalHead Benched

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    I think the Asians drafted them,and traded them back to us for William Hung,and 5 copies of Kung ** Hustle and a box of Pokemon cards.
  17. Rynie

    Rynie Benched

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    "You gotta diversify your bonds *****!"
  18. JustDezIt

    JustDezIt Formerly sm0kie13 ROY

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    Wu all day
  19. SaltwaterServr

    SaltwaterServr Blank Paper Offends Me

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    Quoted for absolute truth.

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