You know... My parents ask what happened to real music back when I was a kid and these artist were popular. Then they'd tell me about Billy Holiday, The temptations, and a bunch of people I read about in history books. My reply was... "Nothing happened, you just got old."
My parents asked the same, and ya know what? They were right.
There was some good rock when I was growing up, but the likes of The Allman Bros and Led Zeppelin blew the fucking doors off of anything I'd ever head before.
I like everything posted. I am a big Jedi Minds tricks, NWA, del, black sheep, Beastie Boys, DJ Who Kid, Smoov-e, too short, Andre Nicatina,
The Neptunes ( Pharell) did this guys ( Fam Lay) first single is below first...Rock and Roll, solid beats on big speakers, lots of analog and tape loops.....way sick. the one below the first is new, but it is hard to find any new good shit. This is sick IMO, again on speakers.
A few already mentioned Atmosphere, Jedi Mind Tricks, Common, Aesop Rock... not mentioned or missed by me Outerspace, Immortal Technique, Murs, Living Legends, Army of the Pharoahs, Talib Kweli, K-Os... and so many more. I'll link a few videos