|11-15-2010, 05:26 PM||#1 (permalink)|
Join Date: Jan 2009
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.
|11-15-2010, 08:51 PM||#6 (permalink)|
Join Date: Jun 2009
Location: SMiThville, NJ (Summit County in winter)
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)
YouTube - Fatlip-Writers Block
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
YouTube - Lifesavas - It's Over
YouTube - Mad Skillz Ft. Large Proffesor & Q-Tip - Extra Abstract Skillz
YouTube - Binary Star - Masters of the Universe
One Be Lo (from binary star)
YouTube - One Be Lo - Hip Hop Heaven
kool g rap is some good old school stuff
Last edited by Cr0_Reps_Smit; 11-15-2010 at 09:52 PM.
|11-16-2010, 02:24 PM||#7 (permalink)|
Join Date: Oct 2010
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.
|11-16-2010, 11:28 PM||#8 (permalink)|
Join Date: Jan 2009
Some of the most addicting songs for me are:
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