Hip-Hop Reccomendations?

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  1. The_Cool_Cow

    The_Cool_Cow Well-Known Member

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    Okay, i've never been a fan of hip-hop, but I love The Rising Tied. I've heard from a lot of people on this forum that underground hip-hop is way better then mainstream hip-hop, so I was wondering, can anyone reccomend me some good hip-hop artists?
     
  2. Tim

    Tim My perversion power is accumulating LPA Super Member

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    Well, I think if you're more of a rock fan getting into hip-hop, you should definitely give The Roots a try. They use (mostly) live instrumentation,
    and I'm sure you've heard of their MC Black Thought who, of course, guested on both Reanimation and The Rising Tied. He's also only one of the best rappers alive. :lol:
     
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    Harlz Trapped Inside This Octavarium LPA Super Member

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    Lupe Fiasco.
    He's like Mike, not just on about pimp and ho's.
     
  4. Daniel

    Daniel Run for your life. LPA Super Member

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    Agreed. I don't listen to muxh hip-hop, but Nas is damn good too.
     
  5. Chris.

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    Lupe Fiasco grew up hating rap music but he found out he could use it as a way to tell a story, that's what sets him apart from the rest. Not to mention he's brilliant.

    I'd also recommend Little Brother, Aesop Rock, El-P, Nas, Any of the Demigodz, Atmosphere, Cage, Murs, and Styles of Beyond
     
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    Chamillionaire's new album "The Ultimate Victory" is awesome. Modern classic in my opinion.
     
  7. Minus

    Minus I am not Mike Shinoda. LPA Addicted VIP

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    Jurassic 5 is always a good fallback too. Very chill and laidback.

    2pac. Everyone loves 2pac.
     
  8. JNudda

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    In addition to those mentioned

    Rakim
    KRS-One
    Common
    Talib Kweli
    Dilated Peoples
    Jin
     
  9. Paul

    Paul The Ultimate Victory LPA Super Member

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    I pretty much only listen to rap.

    Chamillionaire
    Lupe Fiasco
    Royce Da 5'9"
    The Roots
    Mos Def

    Those are some of my favorites currently.

    If you want some old school:

    Biggie
    2Pac
    Rakim
    KRS One
    Wu-Tang
    Bone Thugs
    A Tribe Called Quest
    Big L
     
  10. Christopher

    Christopher It's what you like, not what you're like. Über Member

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    Lupe Fiasco is definitely one of those rappers that people like when they don't really like hip hop or rap at all. (counts for me too)
     
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    Saul Williams
    New album came out today. You can buy it on the website for $0 or $5.

    It's produced by Trent Reznor (a.k.a. Nine Inch Nails) by the way...
     
  12. Dean

    Dean LPA Super Member LPA Addict

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    Some of these have been mentioned already.

    Beastie Boys (Pretty much the perfect hip-hop act for someone who doesn't usually listen to it)
    Deltron 3030
    Del Tha Funkee Homosapien
    A Tribe Called Quest
    The Roots
    Pharoahe Monch
    Aesop Rock
    Public Enemy
    J Dilla
    DJ Shadow
    Boogie Down Productions
    MC Lars
     
  13. Rather Red

    Rather Red Well-Known Member

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    Kanye, Lupe Fiasco, Chamillionaire, Talib Kweli, Ghostface Killah are some of my faves. And of course the classics: Eminem, Jay-Z, Dr. Dre, Tupac.
     
  14. Andrea

    Andrea best friends. LPA Addicted VIP

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    Jadakiss
     
  15. Rachel

    Rachel look at my horse. LPA Super Member

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    I agree with anyone who said Saul Williams and Lupe Fiasco.

    Saul Williams is more hip-punk-rock-whatever than hip hop, while Lupe is straight up hip hop.

    Nas, Mos Def, Tupac, Kanye West.

    For sure.
     
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    Get's K-West's Graduation. Great album.
     
  17. somekid

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    All of that were mentioned are good.

    Here is a couple that I like:
    Jedi Mind Tricks
    Sean Price
     
  18. Rahat

    Rahat "A Seraph's Gift" LPA VIP

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    If you like old school check out NWA, and yea you can't go wrong with lupe, kanye, dr dre, and eminem. You should also look for sneaky pete he's good as well
     

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