Staff Top 10
Top 10 Rap Basslines

By: David Drake
2005-10-14



Posted 10/14/2005 - 11:18:23 AM by RossMcGowan:
 Kudos for mentioning "Jam On It," one of my favorites.
 
Posted 10/14/2005 - 11:54:32 AM by jhitting:
 Busta Rhymes sucks, but yeah, in his glory days he had some tight ass basslines pumping under his growl. I also enjoyed the Humpty Dance inclusion. Good stuff.
 
Posted 10/14/2005 - 12:34:37 PM by janinedm:
 Missy Elliot's Whatcha Gon' Do has the sort of bassline Clem might call "relentless."
 
Posted 10/14/2005 - 12:43:33 PM by Fantastic:
 mixed bag of a list (I'm also happy to see Newcleus...wikki wikki wikki wikki...), but why "Don't Sweat The Technique" over the one bassline I never would have thought to not see on this list (and THE Eric B. and Rakim song as far as many are concerned), "Paid In Full"? I also might have thrown in "Bassline" by Mantronix. it's dope.
 
Posted 10/14/2005 - 12:58:06 PM by antizooch:
 Stop! go back, and listen to the following albums Main Source - Breaking Atoms Pete Rock and CL Smooth - Mecca and Soul Brother and Redo your list accordingly.
 
Posted 10/14/2005 - 01:21:50 PM by ddrake:
 I own both albums, player.
 
Posted 10/14/2005 - 01:47:36 PM by whiteboysushi:
 Not that I secretly prefer it to the original or anything, but that mashup of "Hip Hop" and the Flaming Lips "One More Robot/Sympathy 3000-21" was pretty hot. I'm just sayin'. <_< >_> <_<
 
Posted 10/14/2005 - 02:13:16 PM by badhaircut:
 S.A. Smash - "Illy"... not a classic but one of the best of the last 5 years.
 
Posted 10/15/2005 - 02:23:13 AM by mikell:
 no mobb deep : quiet storm?!?!
 
Posted 10/15/2005 - 06:05:26 PM by chrismonsen:
 How about Stetsasonic's "Talkin' all that jazz"? Simply fab. Nice list, tho.
 
Posted 10/15/2005 - 06:17:59 PM by chrismonsen:
 Hmm...any chance of a link to that top 50-list? Couldn't find it.
 
Posted 10/15/2005 - 07:56:24 PM by badhaircut:
 http://www.stylusmagazine.com/feature.php?ID=1843
 
Posted 10/16/2005 - 12:10:29 PM by roadrunner:
 I nominate Tribe "Excursions" fo' numba 1 ever
 
Posted 10/18/2005 - 11:21:04 PM by kriminal_01:
 Maybe it's just me, but leaving out "Choice Is Yours" by Black Sheep seems Kriminal.
 
Posted 10/19/2005 - 01:23:03 PM by ckramer:
 how exactly do you define "obscurantism" so we know what you're avoiding and what was mearly overlooked?
 
Posted 10/25/2005 - 02:35:38 PM by tonybricker:
 eazy e - "real mothafuckin' g's" mobb deep - "shook ones" would have definitely both made my list...
 
Posted 10/04/2007 - 09:03:38 AM by BassBuster420:
 Check out ANDRE NICKATINA - "Monday Like A Friday". The bass is amazing!