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  • Updated Dec 30, 2019

    Viper is an anomaly of an artist that's never been taken seriously. His rise to fame coincided with what fans like to call the beginning of his "recycle era", where because of his newfound fame the cogs in his brain churned out the idea of making as many albums as possible by reusing the same tracks over and over and over again, likely because he thought that'd boost his popularity. It did, but not the way he likely intended, and it's cast a shadow over his original work.

    It's REALLY disheartening that people think he is nothing but a joke artist, because his 2003-2010 run has some of the most interesting and honest work that anyone has done in his style. He pretty much did cloud rap before anyone, even lil B did.

    This isn't a joke. Viper's meme status makes people way too skeptical, but he has talent. Talent that's he's unfortunately lost touch with, but talent that was utilized to an incredible extent for over a decade. I say over a decade because he has a rap history pre-dating his first release, going by names like Lee Dogg and J-Ride. Here's a track that surfaced from 1999: youtu.be/7J6icndqSB8


    Finding the highest quality versions of everything has taken months. I've had to look through many, many CDBaby archive links to find the first releases since Viper never seems to keep the originals. It ends up capping at 320kbps, but I did obtain a FLAC copy of his very first album, Hustlin Thick, from a CD copy I got that was originally released as a Self-Titled album under the moniker "Lee Dogg"

    This is considered the complete discography because while he did continue to release music and still does after this, his focus and idea of making music has changed so incredibly drastically to the point that he's essentially a completely different artist now. This is the FULL Viper discography. (Think The Simpsons and then Zombie Simpsons if you understand that)


    2003 Hustlin' Thick:


    2006 Ready and Willing:
    The Most Underrated album in his discography. Incredibly out there production that would put even Clams Casino to shame. Whatever led him to this sound is one of a kind.


    2006 Heartless Hoodlum:
    A continuation of what Ready and Willing was doing with even more emotional cuts, including the saddest one I've ever heard in my life, Clip In.



    2006 Southwest Hooligan:
    A more laid-back album, with more midi-driven beats than sample-driven ones. In fact, looking back and only one song has a sample. This album has some of the most stripped down songs of all time that'll make you feel like you have a single brain cell. It's great


    2008 You'll Cowards Don't Even Smoke Crack:
    Not a lot to say about this one. I love a lot of these tracks for the same reasons why I love Southwest Hooligan.


    2008 The Paper Man:
    A B-Sides Album, a pretty great one at that. "Motherfuck your record label, trick."


    2008 The Hiram Clarke Hustler:
    This is Viper's Magnum Opus. It includes the best of his emotional cloud rap and the peak of his G-Funk. This album will carry you through every emotional state Viper ever toyed with. It's My favorite album in his discography and deserves a chance. This is the album I like to listen to when I'm having an anxiety attack and need to be reminded of how simple the pleasures in life are.

    Maybe One Day She'll See Me Again is the most beautiful thing I've ever heard even to this day.




    2010 These Rappers Claim They Hard When Them F**s Never Even Seen The Pen:
    The Beginning of Viper's transition in sound. Very pop-like sound? Think when Triple 6 Mafia went from Horrorcore to Crunk in "The End."


    2016 Viper Beat Loops:
    Not released by Viper, but INCREDIBLY important. Some DJ you can find on YouTube isolated as many instrumentals as he possibly could from these albums and made the cleanest instrumental loops I've ever heard. They've been used in some really cool ways by some people too, for example: youtube.com/watch?v=PKvHz7eHr_Y


    **2020 One Day You'll See Me Again**
    A bootleg I made with the intent to make the perfect viper listening experience/eulogy


    DOWNLOAD (this music isn't protected by any label nor can it be bought anywhere the iTunes versions of these are different and worse so it's legal):

    mediafire.com/file/f2m7jv0e49anbrx/Viper_The_Rapper.rar/file

  • Dec 21, 2019
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    #1 Viper Stan reporting in

  • Dec 21, 2019
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    Kumieee

    #1 Viper Stan reporting in

    What's ur fav project

  • Dec 21, 2019
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    dismissyourself

    What's ur fav project

  • Ah s***, i finally got the project recommendations from one of my favorite lowkey niggas.

    My hops really my favorite song from him

  • Dec 21, 2019
    Kumieee
    !https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PbIUspIQxx4

    The person who runs that channel is literally just like Viper but younger, used to talk to them a lot. They're perfect for the position.

  • Dec 21, 2019
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    Kumieee
    !https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PbIUspIQxx4

    i鈥檝e never been able to get with his vocals, but man that鈥檚 a good song right there

  • Dec 21, 2019
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    maidenless deadpeg

    i鈥檝e never been able to get with his vocals, but man that鈥檚 a good song right there

    Listen to My Hops, you really start to get it once you get that track

  • rvi 馃彎锔
    Dec 21, 2019

    RYM screenshots

  • Dec 21, 2019
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    dismissyourself

    Listen to My Hops, you really start to get it once you get that track

    will do, thanks for the rec! and this must鈥檝e been a lot of work to compile so good s*** man.

    it鈥檚 funny cuz i鈥檓 like the #1 Lil B stan but have never gotten into Viper. i used to hate when people compared B to Viper because i was only familiar with some of his later work, the stuff he seemed like he was just f***ing around on, and always felt like B never really compromised quality in exchange for the memes like that. feel me? i had no idea dude was making music in 03, that鈥檚 shocking

  • Dec 21, 2019
    maidenless deadpeg

    will do, thanks for the rec! and this must鈥檝e been a lot of work to compile so good s*** man.

    it鈥檚 funny cuz i鈥檓 like the #1 Lil B stan but have never gotten into Viper. i used to hate when people compared B to Viper because i was only familiar with some of his later work, the stuff he seemed like he was just f***ing around on, and always felt like B never really compromised quality in exchange for the memes like that. feel me? i had no idea dude was making music in 03, that鈥檚 shocking

    Anyone who unironically likes viper was lucky enough to stumble across his actual work and not whatever garbage he's been making this decade

  • Dec 21, 2019

    Used to listen to him non-ironically and then lost interest them the weird stuff came out about him

    A lot of his music is actually dope and the dude makes great beats

  • Dec 21, 2019
    dismissyourself

    Listen to My Hops, you really start to get it once you get that track

    One of his best tracks

  • Dec 21, 2019

    This is really awesome OP. Thank you for doing this, gonna go back through some of this s*** tonight

  • Dec 21, 2019
    maidenless deadpeg

    i鈥檝e never been able to get with his vocals, but man that鈥檚 a good song right there

    ALSO listen to ride or die and this is how we ride off of the first album

  • Dec 21, 2019
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    maidenless deadpeg

    i鈥檝e never been able to get with his vocals, but man that鈥檚 a good song right there

    It's a fanmade track

  • Dec 21, 2019
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    ARCADE GOON

    It's a fanmade track

    smh

  • Dec 21, 2019
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    maidenless deadpeg

    smh

    The albums OP got are prolly all real songs he has, idk if he even does new songs anymore.

    He has some great songs

    This is how we ride
    Baller out your best side
    You gon die tonight
    The spot
    My hops
    VIP tonight

    And so on

  • Dec 21, 2019
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    ARCADE GOON

    The albums OP got are prolly all real songs he has, idk if he even does new songs anymore.

    He has some great songs

    This is how we ride
    Baller out your best side
    You gon die tonight
    The spot
    My hops
    VIP tonight

    And so on

    from another post I made earlier

    The few projects that were completely original after 2010 are as follows:

    Lisa Jaynes: Album he produced for someone named Lisa Jaynes that turned out incredibly s***ty

    Rich And NOT Famous (Crackposting Edition): Afaik it was a cleaned up version of an already original album for an old fangroup he had

    World Rap Star: I've heard viper fans like this a lot. He did it all on his own afaik

    Tha Top Malla: Same deal as the above album.

    Death 2 Snitches (REDACTED): Scrapped album that was being produced by Nmesh; released as an EP.

    5-9 Piru Music (The Gang, the Album, the Label): Completely original album where he barks like a dog on every single track

    They Hate Me Cuz I'm Vaporwave: Album produced and compiled by some shady label that was going to make this cost money but had it leaked. I like it a lot.

    'Bout Tha Money: Some label sent viper a bunch of dreamy beats and he spit on them

    Kill Urself My Man: Not completely original but a great collection of tracks he made during the peak of the recycle era

    There's definitely a few others out there, I used to help the guy who ran the viper channel with compilation albums to collect all the original tracks but i have no idea where they are anymore cause I haven't messed with those files in a while

  • Dec 21, 2019
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    Too much of a coward to spin his whole discog tbh

  • Dec 21, 2019
    mewacagar

    Too much of a coward to spin his whole discog tbh

    its only 8 albums homie...

  • Dec 21, 2019

    Viper got a better discography then Kanye

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  • Dec 21, 2019

    viper rlly got fans out here like this huh

  • 666 馃挗
    Dec 21, 2019
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    i sold my soul to satan but bought it back from god with this song