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Topic: Rap/Hip Hop Discussion Thread!
Posted By: J-Man
Subject: Rap/Hip Hop Discussion Thread!
Date Posted: 01 Jan 2011 at 10:03pm
I'm no expert on the genre, but I've been listening to a few hip hop/rap albums lately (notably The Score by Fugees, The Carnival by Wyclef Jean, and Enter the Wu-Tang by Wu-Tang Clan).

I'm sure this isn't the most popular genre on a metal site, but hopefully it can lead towards some good discussions and recommendations. Smile And of course, the forum isn't complete without at least having one thread about hip hop. LOL

Word up yo. Cool


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Posted By: Triceratopsoil
Date Posted: 01 Jan 2011 at 10:24pm
I think Dalek is about the only rap group I listen to


Posted By: UMUR
Date Posted: 02 Jan 2011 at 3:50am
I listened to some rap back when I was younger, but the style never really caught on with me. Ice Cube, Ice-T, N.W.A., Ghetto Boys, Onyx, Gravediggaz and of course Cypress Hill were some of the artists I listened to. I remember Onyx having some really aggressive vocals which I greatly enjoyed. Ghetto Boys had some almost gore themed lyrics about dismembered corpses and other nasty things and the ever stoned Cypress Hill were favorites among the dopesmokers in high school.

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Posted By: Time Signature
Date Posted: 02 Jan 2011 at 6:11am
I like the Beastie Boys because they're different, and I have a couple of their albums. I also quite like A Tribe Called Quest and De La Soul although I do not own any albums with them (but maybe my girlfriend does... she's into hip hop and R'n'B). There are also some old school Danish hip hop artists that I like , and I attended a Jyder M� Attituder show last year in Ringk�bing. I was even in a rap band once, but don't tell anyone.

I tend to dislike recent rap music and hip hop (especially gangsta rap) because it's all become streamlined and it sounds alike; it's basically become pop music. Eeech!


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Posted By: The Block
Date Posted: 02 Jan 2011 at 9:51am
Originally posted by J-Man J-Man wrote:

I'm no expert on the genre, but I've been listening to a few hip hop/rap albums lately (notably The Score by Fugees, The Carnival by Wyclef Jean, and Enter the Wu-Tang by Wu-Tang Clan).

I'm sure this isn't the most popular genre on a metal site, but hopefully it can lead towards some good discussions and recommendations. Smile And of course, the forum isn't complete without at least having one thread about hip hop. LOL

Word up yo. Cool
Grrrrrrr.... Though Wu-Tang isn't all that bad Embarrassed

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Posted By: J-Man
Date Posted: 02 Jan 2011 at 11:09am
^ You need to get The Score by Fugees. Easy 5-star album IMO. The chemistry between the 3 MC's in that group is unbelievable... every rapper in the group has an incredibly different style. Listen to this:




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Posted By: Time Signature
Date Posted: 02 Jan 2011 at 11:11am
I'm sure my girlfriend has it. Wink

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Posted By: Balthamel
Date Posted: 02 Jan 2011 at 11:54am
Mr J-Man you gotta get this album, this album is brilliant one of the best I have heard and proofs that  anything the guys in Outkast touches becomes gold
 


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Posted By: Triceratopsoil
Date Posted: 02 Jan 2011 at 12:57pm


These guys have toured with Isis


Posted By: Stooge
Date Posted: 05 Jan 2011 at 11:35am
My brother owns a number of albums by The Roots.  I listened to one a few days ago (I think it was Do You Want More?), and thought it was pretty cool.  

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Posted By: rushfan4
Date Posted: 05 Jan 2011 at 12:36pm
Not a genre of music that I have ever developed an interest in.  There were a few songs back in the early days from Run D-M-C and Tone-Loc that I liked, and every so often I'll hear a hip-hop or rap song that I'll like, but I've never had a desire to go out of my way to listen to it. 

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Posted By: Colt
Date Posted: 05 Jan 2011 at 1:20pm
If I hear it and I have the chance to, I turn it off! LOL

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Posted By: UMUR
Date Posted: 05 Jan 2011 at 2:18pm
^LOL Metal fan to the bone eh?

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Posted By: Colt
Date Posted: 06 Jan 2011 at 2:50am
Originally posted by UMUR UMUR wrote:

^LOL Metal fan to the bone eh?
 
Every god damn inch and proud to say so Approve LOL


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Posted By: J-Man
Date Posted: 08 Jan 2011 at 4:12pm
I gave The Carnival Vol. II by Wyclef Jean another chance yesterday, only to be disappointed yet again. It's really hard to believe that this pop-oriented disaster is the follow-up to the experimental masterpiece that was The Carnival. This is the only good song on the entire album:




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Posted By: Andyman1125
Date Posted: 20 Jan 2011 at 9:00pm
As much as I hate this genre, I can't stand how catchy this song is, even though it's quite vulgar Censored


And the lyrics pose a rather contrary-to-what-you-want-to-actually-do in life, morally (well at least hopefully)


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Posted By: Time Signature
Date Posted: 21 Jan 2011 at 6:19am
Is that hip hop? It sounds more like a sort of pseudo-retro kind of soul music.

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Posted By: J-Man
Date Posted: 21 Jan 2011 at 6:43am
Yeah that's not really hip hop, though I'm far from an expert on the genre. Funny stuff though. Cee Lo Green was hilarious on Saturday Night Live last week. LOL

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Posted By: Time Signature
Date Posted: 21 Jan 2011 at 6:54am
I don't follow contemporary pop music that much these days, so I've actually only heard parts of Cee Lo Green's song, and I'v enever experienced him in interviews or other contexts not relating to music.

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Posted By: J-Man
Date Posted: 21 Jan 2011 at 7:04am
Originally posted by Time Signature Time Signature wrote:

I don't follow contemporary pop music that much these days, so I've actually only heard parts of Cee Lo Green's song, and I'v enever experienced him in interviews or other contexts not relating to music.


I never even heard of Cee Lo Green before last weekend. LOL My knowledge in the modern pop field is sooooo bad...

On the original topic of the thread, I've been hooked on Enter the Wu-Tang yet again. I gave it a rest for a month, but I had to hear it again earlier this morning. Everything here is just excellent! Clap




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Posted By: Time Signature
Date Posted: 21 Jan 2011 at 7:30am
Originally posted by J-Man J-Man wrote:

Originally posted by Time Signature Time Signature wrote:

I don't follow contemporary pop music that much these days, so I've actually only heard parts of Cee Lo Green's song, and I'v enever experienced him in interviews or other contexts not relating to music.


I never even heard of Cee Lo Green before last weekend. LOL My knowledge in the modern pop field is sooooo bad...


Could that be because most of the output in the modern pop field is soooooooooo bad? ;-) To be honest, I dislike most modern rap/hip hop, too. I'm more into the old school stuff.


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Posted By: J-Man
Date Posted: 21 Jan 2011 at 7:41am
Originally posted by Time Signature Time Signature wrote:

Originally posted by J-Man J-Man wrote:

Originally posted by Time Signature Time Signature wrote:

I don't follow contemporary pop music that much these days, so I've actually only heard parts of Cee Lo Green's song, and I'v enever experienced him in interviews or other contexts not relating to music.


I never even heard of Cee Lo Green before last weekend. LOL My knowledge in the modern pop field is sooooo bad...


Could that be because most of the output in the modern pop field is soooooooooo bad? ;-) To be honest, I dislike most modern rap/hip hop, too. I'm more into the old school stuff.


Same here. Modern pop is a disgrace. To think that we've went from The Beatles, The Who, Led Zeppelin, and Jimi Hendrix to Justin Bieber, Lady Gaga, and other crap in less than 40 years is sickening. Dead

I dislike most modern rap as well. Way too commercial-sounding for me. I still haven't delved nearly as far into old school stuff as I would like to... I only own 7 or 8 rap albums total. Tongue


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Posted By: Colt
Date Posted: 21 Jan 2011 at 8:15am
What is pop?
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Tongue


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Posted By: The Block
Date Posted: 21 Jan 2011 at 8:23am
^Crap?

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Posted By: Andyman1125
Date Posted: 21 Jan 2011 at 10:58am
^ that's just the alternate spelling of "rap" LOL

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Posted By: Stooge
Date Posted: 21 Jan 2011 at 11:32am
Poop is the alternate spelling for pop. LOL

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Posted By: Time Signature
Date Posted: 21 Jan 2011 at 12:09pm
Well, there was some 80s pop which was quite good I think, but back then, there was a more widespread tendency to consider even the pop song a piece of art (granted, there was a lot of shit in the 80s too, though).

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Posted By: The Block
Date Posted: 21 Jan 2011 at 1:22pm
^ And now it's just total crap

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Posted By: Stooge
Date Posted: 21 Jan 2011 at 1:58pm
Originally posted by Time Signature Time Signature wrote:

Well, there was some 80s pop which was quite good I think, but back then, there was a more widespread tendency to consider even the pop song a piece of art (granted, there was a lot of shit in the 80s too, though).


I definitely agree with you there.  Exceptions to every rule.  Something like The Police would be considered a pop band, and they have some great music in my opinion.  Countless others as well.

I've always wondered what life is like these days for session musicians compared to back 20 plus years ago.  I'm sick of hearing music that doesn't have any distinct instrumentation (aside from actual good electronic music or rap/hip hop of course).


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Posted By: SKwid
Date Posted: 23 Jan 2011 at 8:42pm

this


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Posted By: J-Man
Date Posted: 15 Feb 2011 at 2:32pm
I listened to this album earlier today:



Really fun listen! Anyone else have it?


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Posted By: Murphy
Date Posted: 16 Feb 2011 at 5:13am
^^^^ on wax... been a while since I've spun it. 

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Posted By: J-Man
Date Posted: 16 Feb 2011 at 4:58pm
I started listening to that N.W.A. album just yesterday, and I've already heard it twice. Really, really fun listening. Interesting lyrics, funny skits, catchy beats, and great use of sampling throughout. I'm going to have to get their 2nd album at some point.

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Posted By: J-Man
Date Posted: 16 Feb 2011 at 4:59pm
For those unfamiliar...




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Posted By: The Block
Date Posted: 16 Feb 2011 at 5:21pm
Dr Dre is in NWA? That cool, dawg!! LOL


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Posted By: J-Man
Date Posted: 16 Feb 2011 at 5:24pm
Originally posted by The Block The Block wrote:

Dr Dre is in NWA? That cool, dawg!! LOL


Back before he became a sellout... and before Ice Cube became a PG-rated family comedy star. Pinch


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Posted By: Murphy
Date Posted: 16 Feb 2011 at 7:21pm
Originally posted by J-Man J-Man wrote:

I started listening to that N.W.A. album just yesterday, and I've already heard it twice. Really, really fun listening. Interesting lyrics, funny skits, catchy beats, and great use of sampling throughout. I'm going to have to get their 2nd album at some point.


I'd probably pass on the 2nd (they lose Ice Cube over money issues, or something) 'n' go straight for something like The D.O.C. - no one can do it better http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yASSOA2r2VU&feature=related" rel="nofollow - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yASSOA2r2VU&feature=related , produced by Dre a year after Straight Outta Crompton...


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Posted By: Zargus
Date Posted: 24 Mar 2011 at 8:17pm
I dislike most rap/hip hop, but Public Enemy was good, old school rap ftw! Tongue
 
 
And then ofcoures there is this, Rap Metal anyone?
 


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Posted By: The Angry Scotsman
Date Posted: 07 Apr 2011 at 3:46am
Originally posted by andyman1125 andyman1125 wrote:

As much as I hate this genre, I can't stand how catchy this song is, even though it's quite vulgar Censored


And the lyrics pose a rather contrary-to-what-you-want-to-actually-do in life, morally (well at least hopefully)


Damn it, I love that song
I hate myself for loving it...but I just do.

It is just so fucking catchy!
Also I like the happy 50's feel with the obscene lyrics, some crazy ass juxtaposition dawg.
And the choruses in that song make me LOL
Edit: oh also that video LOL guy has a sense of humor and that is always something I can appreciate!


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Posted By: J-Man
Date Posted: 25 Apr 2011 at 6:26pm


Damn, I've been obsessed with this album lately! Much better than Straight Outta Compton IMO... this album is so much darker, creepier, and the lyrics are just so much more sinister. This is one of the best rap albums I've ever heard!


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Posted By: A Person
Date Posted: 25 Apr 2011 at 7:30pm
Originally posted by Triceratopsoil Triceratopsoil wrote:



These guys have toured with Isis

d�lek is the only hip hop I've ever really listened to, and I listen mostly for the noise/industrial aspect. LOL


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Posted By: Balthamel
Date Posted: 26 May 2011 at 10:34am
this is one of the best HIP HOP songs ever made bros
 
incredible
 with massive MELLOTRON IN THE VERSES
 
 


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Posted By: Tupan
Date Posted: 26 May 2011 at 11:13am
Originally posted by Colt Colt wrote:

If I hear it and I have the chance to, I turn it off! LOL


True!Headbanger


Posted By: Triceratopsoil
Date Posted: 26 May 2011 at 11:39am
Originally posted by Balthamel Balthamel wrote:

this is one of the best HIP HOP songs ever made bros
 
incredible
 with massive MELLOTRON IN THE VERSES
 
 


I disagree, nobody wants to hear Eminem's voice.


Posted By: Stooge
Date Posted: 26 May 2011 at 11:43am
I don't like Eminem either.

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Posted By: Time Signature
Date Posted: 26 May 2011 at 12:49pm
I've heard that Black Eyed Peas have split up.


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Posted By: J-Man
Date Posted: 26 May 2011 at 3:48pm
Originally posted by Balthamel Balthamel wrote:

this is one of the best HIP HOP songs ever made bros
 
incredible
 with massive MELLOTRON IN THE VERSES
 
 


I wasn't too impressed by that. I just don't understand all the rage behind him....


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Posted By: J-Man
Date Posted: 26 May 2011 at 3:53pm
Originally posted by Time Signature Time Signature wrote:

I've heard that Black Eyed Peas have split up.


Couldn't care less. LOL

I've been really into these hip-hop albums lately... all 3 are awesome! ClapClap



GZA - Liquid Swords



Nas - Illmatic



Bone Thugs N Harmony - E1999 Eternal

I'll get to posting some samples later - I'd highly recommend all three of these to fans of dark, ominous, and hard-edged old school hip hop. Smile


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Posted By: Balthamel
Date Posted: 26 May 2011 at 5:14pm
Originally posted by J-Man J-Man wrote:

Originally posted by Balthamel Balthamel wrote:

this is one of the best HIP HOP songs ever made bros
 
incredible
 with massive MELLOTRON IN THE VERSES
 
 


I wasn't too impressed by that. I just don't understand all the rage behind him....
 
I mostly posted it becouse I discoverd that the song have Mellotron which is a solid winner in my book and Eminems rage comes form a childhood full of childmolestation (towards him ) and a mom who was absent and not really a caring a mother and a difficult marrige and parenthood which had many difficulities, and many other  things also an important factor an absent father figure, he grew up without any father rolemodels. so eminem is a tortured mind basicly and he just let out all the steam he have in his mind. which is  ALOT, a shrink would have consolted with another srink if he had ever had a session with Eminem.


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Posted By: J-Man
Date Posted: 26 May 2011 at 5:41pm
No, I meant that I don't understand why so many people love him (though, of course, they're entitled to form their own opinions). Smile LOL

Of course, in a genre as aggressive as rap, rage is often a good thing - Eminem's lyrics, flow, and songwriting jsut hasn't ever really impressed me, though.


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Posted By: Balthamel
Date Posted: 26 May 2011 at 6:04pm
this is the first Hip Hop song that i was awear of, I heard it  in 1995, i was 9 years old, the bass riff have stuck to my brain like a tatoo 
 
this song is the hip hop song nr 1. it defeins modern rap, it defeins the 90s, it defeins me Cool
 
 


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Posted By: The Block
Date Posted: 26 May 2011 at 6:08pm
AS for me I've been into these three:



For now these are the only ones I have.


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Posted By: J-Man
Date Posted: 26 May 2011 at 6:14pm
^ All of those albums are also amazing! Clap

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Posted By: The Block
Date Posted: 26 May 2011 at 6:15pm
Originally posted by J-Man J-Man wrote:

^ All of those albums are also amazing! Clap

Agreed, my favorite is probably NWA followed by The Fugees and than Wu-Tang.


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Posted By: J-Man
Date Posted: 26 May 2011 at 6:47pm
Originally posted by The Block The Block wrote:

Originally posted by J-Man J-Man wrote:

^ All of those albums are also amazing! Clap

Agreed, my favorite is probably NWA followed by The Fugees and than Wu-Tang.


If I were to rank those albums, it would probably be:

1. Fugees - The Score (5 stars)
2. Wu-Tang Clan - Enter the Wu-Tang (5 stars)
3. NWA - Niggaz4Life (4.5 stars)

Man, picking between that #1 and #2 spot is difficult for me... both of those albums are all-time faves for me.

If you like that NWA album a lot, I'd definitely take a listen to the Bone Thugs N' Harmony album I posted above. It was even produced by Eazy E (he died during the production). The group's melodic, super-fast rapping style takes some time to get used to, but it's an absolutely awesome album. The keyboard arrangements are simply unbeatable. And the music is just sooo dark and the lyrics are extremely sinister too - these guys were from a BAD part of Cleveland, and the lyrics often reflect that. Take a listen to this:






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Posted By: J-Man
Date Posted: 31 May 2011 at 5:52pm
Any other fans of Illmatic here? I've been hooked on this classic lately! Clap







Nas is such a fantastic rapper! Supposedly his lines on NY State of Mind was all improvised - that's why he says "I don't know how to start this" at the beginning. Genuinely talented MC, deservedly considered a legend IMO.


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Posted By: Murphy
Date Posted: 31 May 2011 at 8:23pm
For sure, illmatic is one of those classics that really lives up the hype. In one of the share houses I lived in there were three copies on wax

Thought some of you ol' school fans would find this interesting, listening to this brought back so many good memories:
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One of my favourite tracks:






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Posted By: Balthamel
Date Posted: 01 Jun 2011 at 8:09am
Originally posted by J-Man J-Man wrote:

Any other fans of Illmatic here? I've been hooked on this classic lately! Clap







Nas is such a fantastic rapper! Supposedly his lines on NY State of Mind was all improvised - that's why he says "I don't know how to start this" at the beginning. Genuinely talented MC, deservedly considered a legend IMO.
 
I saw this cat live in march is is the best rap concert I have been on, so fresh and energic, he was a fierce ball of plasmaic energy. and he is literate and very smart, and if Bob Dylan is the poet of rock, Nas is the poet of Hip Hop he is the Wordsworth of New York, the Shakespeare of the Hudson river, the Joyce of Queensbridge 


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Posted By: Phonebook Eater
Date Posted: 02 Jun 2011 at 2:33am
Anyone into Southern Rap/ Conscious Hip Hop here? 2011 has so far been pretty good for rap, if you like the genre you should definitely check out these two albums: 

Cunninlynguists-Oneirology

Big K.R.I.T.- Return Of 4eva


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Posted By: Murphy
Date Posted: 02 Jun 2011 at 8:57pm
^^^^^ I've enjoyed the Big K.R.I.T, not amazing but well worth listening to. Didn't get much of the Cunninlynguists LP, I really liked A Piece of Strange 'n' Southernunderground, but have not felt much from them since. The South seems to be getting a bit more rep these days, I've been a fan of (the big hitters) U.G.K., 8Ball & MJG, Geto Boys, et cetera for years. Probably have couple hundred (maybe a little over 200) of DJ Screw's mixed tapes too, which are generally in heavy rotation. 

For some more quirks you should check Count Bass D - Dwight Spitz. His done some shit with MF DOOM 'n' that crew over the years, so if you're into that kind of style well worth the listen.



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Posted By: Andyman1125
Date Posted: 12 Jun 2011 at 7:36pm
This is the only hip-hop I listen, and it's barely hip-hop LOL


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Posted By: SKwid
Date Posted: 24 Sep 2011 at 10:47pm


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Posted By: Triceratopsoil
Date Posted: 24 Sep 2011 at 11:12pm
^ pretty good





Posted By: Gi
Date Posted: 24 Sep 2011 at 11:29pm
I don't think I've come across Hip Hop as brilliant and lyrically original as Organized Konfusion. In this track they're rapping as two unborn babies, one wanting to be aborted and the other wanting to see life.



In fact the entire album is for the most part a concept album where each half of OK plays a character, one named Life, and the other name Malice. I very highly recommend it as well as OK's other two albums, the self-titled and Stress.





Posted By: Gi
Date Posted: 30 Sep 2011 at 9:55pm
Triceratopsil, if you like Dalek, I highly recommend Death Grips. I just discovered them myself actually, they're often sludgy and insane.




Posted By: Stooge
Date Posted: 30 Sep 2011 at 10:14pm
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.  







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Posted By: Gi
Date Posted: 30 Sep 2011 at 10:59pm
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.


Posted By: Stooge
Date 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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Posted By: Gi
Date 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):




Posted By: J-Man
Date Posted: 27 Oct 2011 at 7:46pm
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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Posted By: J-Man
Date Posted: 23 Jan 2012 at 11:57am
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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Posted By: J-Man
Date Posted: 23 Jan 2012 at 11:58am
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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Posted By: Sheavy
Date Posted: 28 Jan 2012 at 9:50pm
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.


 
Great band, Zach Hill is the drummer.


Posted By: LittleBig
Date Posted: 11 Feb 2012 at 3:10pm
I might try The Roots, I've listened to some songs of theirs and I was pleasantly surprised


Posted By: A Person
Date Posted: 11 Feb 2012 at 10:03pm
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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Posted By: SKwid
Date Posted: 11 Jun 2012 at 2:23pm
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Posted By: gav1230
Date Posted: 14 Jun 2012 at 12:49pm
Any heard of immortal technique? Hes got some great politically themed lyrics and he's starting to gain momentum here.

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Posted By: Unitron
Date Posted: 25 Mar 2016 at 11:41pm
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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Posted By: Vixen Erotica
Date Posted: 27 Dec 2016 at 3:58pm
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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Posted By: Unitron
Date Posted: 06 Jun 2020 at 12:33pm
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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Posted By: Triceratopsoil
Date Posted: 06 Jun 2020 at 3:43pm
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





Posted By: Unitron
Date 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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Posted By: Triceratopsoil
Date Posted: 06 Jun 2020 at 4:21pm
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



Posted By: Psydye
Date Posted: 24 Dec 2020 at 12:53pm
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!


Posted By: Unitron
Date 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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Posted By: Psydye
Date Posted: 24 Dec 2020 at 4:18pm
^Excellent! Sounds like I'll be busy...thanks for the rec's!Thumbs Up


Posted By: Unitron
Date 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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Posted By: Unitron
Date Posted: 31 Jan 2022 at 11:39pm



One of the best blind buys I've ever made, bought it late last year and it's already climbing up there in my favorite hip hop albums. Really liked the cover, and what I got was fantastic beats, really cool samples, and great guests. There's not a single weak track, right down to the interludes DJ Zeph is clearly a master songwriter.

Seriously, this is the first time I've heard basically medieval hip hop:



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Posted By: DeathofMan
Date Posted: 01 Feb 2022 at 1:43am
^ Good find, it’s always a great feeling when you find a hidden gem randomly

I’m not a huge rap fan, but I do occasionally listen to Death Grips, MF Doom, Outkast, Kendrick Lamar, and a few others.
Here’s a track by Billy Woods and Moor Mother that I think is really cool:

Really this entire album is great


Posted By: Unitron
Date Posted: 01 Feb 2022 at 2:13am
^Never heard of those two, but I really like the production on that track, I'll have to check out some more.

Also unrelated, looking forward to the new Cypress Hill album. So far the three singles have been produced by Black Milk instead of DJ Muggs, so hopefully he didn't leave again, but I did really like the first single Champion Sound with its trip hop vibe so I'm hoping it'll be good regardless.


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