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linvillegorge 12-27-2012 03:48 AM

What happened to real hip hop?
I'm talking about shit like this

Biggie & Raekwon - Still Strugglin - YouTube

Talking about real social/economic issues, etc. I'm tired of hearing about mansions, Hennessy, and bullshit. There's gotta be some real shit still out there, but I can't find it.

Please, help an old man out whose lost touch with the real shit

seant46 12-27-2012 09:29 AM

I dont listen to as much hiphop these days but I might have a few tracks in mind...

and the classic

Cr0_Reps_Smit 12-27-2012 12:23 PM

Del the Funkee is still putting out some good shit. I would also check out Pharaoh Monch and Illogic if you havent already.

heres a album of Illogics that you can d/l and donate whatever amount you want or nothing at all instead of a set price

Year 8076 | Illogic

and heres a new mixtape del put out recently


cm4short 12-27-2012 08:30 PM

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."

destroy 12-28-2012 01:52 AM

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Quick reply, but I'd like to say that save for a few spots every now and then, Biggie was largely apolitical at the very most. I feel like Bad Boy has pretty much always been a pop label, and most of Biggies material is without irony - about the usual soulless trappings that make most modern hip hop so meaningless. I feel like that subject matter is even a little racist and detrimental towards the black community as a whole with the caraciture like gangster attitudes and lifestyles portrayed within. Modern rap is infinitely worse too.

I feel like the 90's definitely hit some peaks and special times that just haven't been really been often matched since. All that said, I'm also a MASSIVE 2Pac fan and will gladly back it up... :wavetowel2:

Triple8Sol 01-02-2013 10:21 AM

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Look into Kendrick Lamar. Checkout his older mixtapes and his newly released debut album. Great beats and lyricism not to mention real subject matter.

StreetDoc 01-02-2013 10:46 AM

Aesop Rock, Sage Francis, Atmosphere

freshy 01-02-2013 07:28 PM

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Been getting into k-rino lately, love his lyricism and story telling style.

seant46 01-03-2013 12:19 AM


Originally Posted by freshy (Post 560287)
Been getting into k-rino lately, love his lyricism and story telling style.

Definitely has that story telling style, it reminded me a lot of chuck d but more fast paced;

Justin 01-03-2013 12:27 AM

Flobots - Handlebars - YouTube

I think these guys are out of Denver.

Flobots - Combat - YouTube

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