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Old 11-15-2010, 05:26 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Hip-Hop - Suggestions?

Alright, so here's a guy with 16,000 songs in his iTunes library, of which less than 1% is rap/hip-hop/etc.

This is mostly because I'm so turned off by mainstream rap (it's honestly all the same to me (yes, huge hypocrisy)), and love the stuff I listen to now(electronic, post-hardcore, indie rock) so much that I havn't bothered venturing into the hip-hop genre. Ironically, I write beats all the time, and can appreciate some good hip-hop remixes.

So here's what I'm asking for: Some underground/unique artists who someone who loves instrumental stuff and has a decent music background can enjoy. I torrent stuff and buy albums at live shows; links are cool if you got em.

Thanks duuuuudes
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Old 11-15-2010, 06:04 PM   #2 (permalink)
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i think i know what your lookin for

check out this dude J. Cole

he produces his own beats and stuff too.. and is also considered AT the top lyricly in the game.

also a good hip hop band is THE ROOTS
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thank you sir, downloading J. Cole's free album now.
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get the old album from red man its called muddy waters
get some def squad in there too
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Old 11-15-2010, 08:15 PM   #5 (permalink)
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Redman & Method Man - Blackout
Celph Titled & Buckwild - Nineteen Ninety Now
Demigodz - Godz Must Be Crazy
Army of the Pharaohs - Any album you want to pick should be fine.
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Old 11-15-2010, 08:51 PM   #6 (permalink)
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hieroglyphics (also anything from the members is good like del the funkee homosapien, opio, pep love and so on)
YouTube - Hieroglyphics - Classic
YouTube - Hieroglyphics - Powers That Be
YouTube - Hieroglyphics-at the helm (this one is from hiero but is all del rapping)

Souls of Mischief (most of the members from hieroglyphics)

Fat Lip
YouTube - Fatlip-Writers Block

Jurassic 5
YouTube - Jurassic 5 - What's Golden

Athletic Mic League
YouTube - Athletic Mic League - Lyrictricity (feat. One Be Lo)

Gift of gab (also his side group blackalicious is awesome)
YouTube - Gift of Gab - The Writz
YouTube - Blackalicious - World Of Vibrations (cut)
YouTube - Blackalicious - Passion feat Rakaa and DJ Babu of Dilated Peoples
Lifesavas
YouTube - Lifesavas - It's Over

Mad Skillz
YouTube - Mad Skillz Ft. Large Proffesor & Q-Tip - Extra Abstract Skillz

Binary Star
YouTube - Binary Star - Masters of the Universe

One Be Lo (from binary star)
YouTube - One Be Lo - Hip Hop Heaven

The Pharcyde

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kool g rap is some good old school stuff
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Old 11-16-2010, 02:24 PM   #7 (permalink)
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These are "rap" but they are not really the mainstream rap about guns/money/bling/gangsta shit... most of these songs actually have meanings...



Lupe Fiasco - The Cool


Kid Cudi - both of his albums (new one just came out a week or 2 ago)



With that said... I still listen to the gangsta/bling shit.

Something free that I consider lyrically incredible:

Lil Wayne - No Ceilings

It's a mixtape of wayne using other people's beats, but he just straight up kills these songs.
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Old 11-16-2010, 11:28 PM   #8 (permalink)
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Some of the most addicting songs for me are:

Gangstarr-Full Clip
Cyne- Pretty Apollo
P.O.S.- Low Light Low Life
Sandpeople- It's True
Sage Francis- Love the Lie, The Best of Times
Apathy- It Takes a Seven Nation Army to Hold Us Back
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Old 11-17-2010, 07:21 PM   #9 (permalink)
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Atmosphere
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Old 11-17-2010, 07:22 PM   #10 (permalink)
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Raaaaad guys, thank so much!
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