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    Posted: 01 Jan 2021 at 11:12am
Damn, R.I.P. MF Doom, didn't see this coming. Still haven't explored all that much of his work, but have long been a fan of this song:

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^Excellent! Sounds like I'll be busy...thanks for the rec's!Thumbs Up
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Unitron Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 24 Dec 2020 at 4:10pm
If you're wanting to start with some darker and heavier hip hop, I'd recommend Cypress Hill, Death Grips, R.A. the Rugged Man, and Masta Ace Incorporated to start.

If you're looking for some upbeat old school 80's stuff, Slick Rick, Run DMC, Eric B. & Rakim, Jungle Brothers, and Beastie Boys.

For more abstract alternative hip hop, Blackalicious, Rob Sonic, Sonic Sum, MF Doom, Aesop Rock, Lyrics Born

Jazzy hip hop, Tribe Called Quest, Pharcyde, Gang Starr, Electric Company

and awesome sci-fi electronic hip hop, Beastie Boys' Hello Nasty, Kool Keith's Black Elvis/Lost in Space. and Mantronix.
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Hip hop/rap is a genre I've yet to fully explore! I'm familiar w/ some of Necro's and Immortal Technique's stuff but that's about it!
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yeah that's all good stuff

MF Doom has a lot of great projects under other names as well, for Viktor Vaughn he had other people do all the productions, for King Geedorah he did all the production and had other people do most of the rapping



Madvillain and Dangermouse are his biggest collabs I've heard.  Operation Doomsday and Mm Food are my all time faves though



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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Unitron Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 06 Jun 2020 at 4:17pm
^I haven't really gotten into MF Doom's stuff yet though I do remember listening to some of Operation Doomsday a while back. I do love the Gorillaz song November Has Come though with him featuring, so I should get around to more.

Have you heard Del from Deltron's solo stuff? I've always really loved this funky classic, even before I was into much rap:
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over 9 years since I posted:
Originally posted by Triceratopsoil Triceratopsoil wrote:

I think Dalek is about the only rap group I listen to

Most of the rap I listen to now is Death Grips, or MF Doom and adjacent musicians (Madlib etc).

Also a little bit of Aesop Rock, select classics (Deltron 3030, Wu Tang, Nas, De La Soul) and instrumental stuff like J Dilla and BADBADNOTGOOD

I still like the production on Dalek's music but really can't stand their lyrics, everything has to be political with them and I'd rather listen to goofy nonsense like Doom





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Originally posted by Unitron Unitron wrote:

I don't like much rap/hip-hop, but I do enjoy some classic rap like Beastie Boys, Run DMC, and Public Enemy when I'm in the mood.

4 years later and hip-hop is probably my third favorite genre of music after metal and electronic. Some of my favorites still include Beastie Boys and Run DMC, but also Blackalicious, A Tribe Called Quest, Cypress Hill, Eric B. & Rakim, Jungle Brothers, Kool Keith, Lyrics Born, The Pharcyde, and Slick Rick.

Unfortunately I have found it hard to find really good modern hip hop that interests me, but there are a couple like Death Grips and A-F-R-O who are making some great stuff.

Obviously with adding Beastie Boys, they're who I've been listening to most as far as hip hop goes, this song in particular:

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I am not in love with hip-hop by any means, but, my favorite artist of this genre is: Missy Elliot....She has a cool personality and her music makes me laugh..My favorite song of hers is "I can't stand the rain(supa dupa fly)--"cruising in the jeep, me, me, me and Timothy", is awesome!!!!
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I don't like much rap/hip-hop, but I do enjoy some classic rap like Beastie Boys, Run DMC, and Public Enemy when I'm in the mood.
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Any heard of immortal technique? Hes got some great politically themed lyrics and he's starting to gain momentum here.
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Originally posted by LittleBig LittleBig wrote:

I might try The Roots, I've listened to some songs of theirs and I was pleasantly surprised

Colorofmoney suggested Undun to me and I found it to be quite good.
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I might try The Roots, I've listened to some songs of theirs and I was pleasantly surprised

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Originally posted by Gi Gi wrote:

Triceratopsil, if you like Dalek, I highly recommend Death Grips. I just discovered them myself actually, they're often sludgy and insane.


 
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Originally posted by Stooge Stooge wrote:

Originally posted by Gi Gi wrote:

Triceratopsil, if you like Dalek, I highly recommend Death Grips. I just discovered them myself actually, they're often sludgy and insane.



I'm guessing you're the one who mentioned this band at Prog Archives before.  Cool stuff! Cool

I have to make mention of Digable Planets.  Pretty similar smooth style of hip-hop to A Tribe Called Quest, and add a female into the mix.  







That sounds really cool - I'll have to check them out. Smile
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Time to resurrect the thread. Evil Smile This is slowly becoming one of my favorite hip hop albums... Train of Thought by Reflection Eternal. Absolutely top-notch lyricism and flow from Talib Kweli, and Hi Tek's beats are fantastic and intricate. Here's my favorite song from the album:


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I've been enjoying 2pac's Me Against the World lately. It's not the masterpiece that some would have you believe IMO, but it's a damn good album. Anybody else like him? Smile

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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Gi Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 02 Oct 2011 at 6:25pm
It's cool. Also, upon further inspection, I'm pretty sure these guys sampled Magma's "De Futura" bassline here (starting about half a minute in):


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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Stooge Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 30 Sep 2011 at 11:58pm
Originally posted by Gi Gi wrote:

Originally posted by Stooge Stooge wrote:


I'm guessing you're the one who mentioned this band at Prog Archives before.  Cool stuff! Cool



Hm? No, but that's awesome if someone did.

Nevermind Embarrassed .  I'm used to the overlap between the sites. LOL
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