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Statutory [Rap]

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  • pots+panspots+pans Registered User regular
    edited December 2010
    Hey guys looking for some recommendations. I know next to nothing about hip-hop, one of my friends is really into it and has introduced me to some artists that I like a lot. I'd love for you guys to suggest some stuff, classics as well as overlooked

    Love: MF DOOM, Blue Scholars, Cunninlynguists, Common Market
    Really don't like: Eminem, Snoop Dogg

    I've been reading through this thread, seems like the Roots will be right up my street, where's best to start with them? Also is there a book about hip-hop you'd particularly recommend?

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  • TL DRTL DR Not at all confident in his reflexive opinions of thingsRegistered User regular
    edited December 2010
    pots+pans wrote: »
    Hey guys looking for some recommendations. I know next to nothing about hip-hop, one of my friends is really into it and has introduced me to some artists that I like a lot. I'd love for you guys to suggest some stuff, classics as well as overlooked

    Love: MF DOOM, Blue Scholars, Cunninlynguists, Common Market
    Really don't like: Eminem, Snoop Dogg

    I've been reading through this thread, seems like the Roots will be right up my street, where's best to start with them? Also is there a book about hip-hop you'd particularly recommend?

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Qlr1H_iV6qs

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4jNyr6BJZuI

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  • Eat it You Nasty Pig.Eat it You Nasty Pig. tell homeland security 'we are the bomb'Registered User regular
    edited December 2010
    man I have such a love/hate relationship with atmosphere

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  • Eat it You Nasty Pig.Eat it You Nasty Pig. tell homeland security 'we are the bomb'Registered User regular
    edited December 2010
    also pots+pans: lupe, lupe, lupe

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  • juice for jesusjuice for jesus Registered User regular
    edited December 2010
    pots+pans wrote: »
    Hey guys looking for some recommendations. I know next to nothing about hip-hop, one of my friends is really into it and has introduced me to some artists that I like a lot. I'd love for you guys to suggest some stuff, classics as well as overlooked

    Love: MF DOOM, Blue Scholars, Cunninlynguists, Common Market
    Really don't like: Eminem, Snoop Dogg

    I've been reading through this thread, seems like the Roots will be right up my street, where's best to start with them? Also is there a book about hip-hop you'd particularly recommend?

    Seems we have similar tastes in hip hop. Some stuff you might like:

    Blackalicious
    Aceyalone (and Freestyle Fellowship)
    Jurrassic 5
    Del the Funky Homosapien and his various projects (Deltron 3030, Hieroglyphics)
    Gang Starr and related (Jazzmatazz)

    I'd suggest making a Pandora station based on something you like and go from there. You sure aren't going to hear anything along the lines of what you like on the radio.

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    Lanlaorn wrote: »
    That's just insulting, I think DBZ is bad but I'm not going to insinuate that it only appeals to people who are equal parts retards and psychopaths.
  • PocketmofoPocketmofo Registered User
    edited December 2010
    desc wrote: »
    RAH FUCKIN DIGGA

    Pocketmofo you are a man who knows about life.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WPwEwjY6Bg4

    I do not think I have ever seen anything of Rah Digga freestyling or performing live (just checked out her work back in the Flipmode Squad days and now with Classic). I will have to check out what else is out there. Thanks for the link.


    Also, I will fourth the Lupe Fiasco recommendation.

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  • descdesc the '87 stick up kids Registered User regular
    edited December 2010
    Pocketmofo wrote: »
    I do not think I have ever seen anything of Rah Digga freestyling or performing live (just checked out her work back in the Flipmode Squad days and now with Classic). I will have to check out what else is out there. Thanks for the link.

    I think my all-time old favorite is:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3Ber4G3tJAs

    carrying my daughter on my back just to fool y'all

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  • descdesc the '87 stick up kids Registered User regular
    edited December 2010
    I get cranky when this thread isn't front pagin' it so

    Are you kidding me with these guys:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=utf856lIKoU&feature=player_profilepage

    YAKFilms songs are always flawlessly chosen. I had never even heard of this guy:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-lHawNMhvhk

    desc on
  • HyphyKezzyHyphyKezzy The Best On MarsRegistered User regular
    edited December 2010
    All the suggestions to pots+pans look good to me I would also add Lootpack, Soul Position, and Murs. I'm also curious what it is about Snoop and Em you don't like. Because I'd like to recommend Crooked I, who I've been bumping much lately, as well but I suspect it's an antipathy to gangsta rap (which isn't really where I'd put Em but that's a whole other discussion). However if it's something else, which now that I think about it might be hard to define for someone new to hip-hop, I'd say check him out. Oh yeah, and Ras Kass, check out Ras Kass. Because while Crooked and Ras will kick it gangsta, it's a particularly intelligent brand of gangsta.

    As to books, horrible title but "How to Rap: The Art and Science of the Hip-Hop MC" by Paul Edwards is a good place to start even if you have no intention of ever trying to bust a flow. The guy really does a fantastic job of breaking down the structure of rap (chart a MF DOOM verse like the dude shows you and you'll appreciate what he's pulling off sooo much more than you already do) and the book's full of input from a ton of different artist's from across the spectrum adding to whatever point he's making. Almost any artist quoted in that book is worth checking out as well so that should add to your list of people to investigate. For those who've been going nuts over her this page, Rah Digga is quoted in there frequently.

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  • DoomSong8DoomSong8 Registered User regular
    edited December 2010
    So, 2010 has been the year of getting into rap for me. Now, I'll say right now, I'm sure I'm on entry level shit at this point, and come out fully claiming to have no real knowledge of the genre. That said, I've been listening to only rock, Eminem, and various other rap kibbles and bits my entire life to this point, but something this year flipped a switch in me. Now again, entry level type stuff, but here's the stuff that's getting me going.

    Eminem - Recovery, and the rest of his catalog
    Kanye West - MBDTF, and everything else, though haven't heard 808's
    Drake - Thank Me Later
    B.o.B. - Adventures...
    T.I. - Paper Trail, kinda digging No Mercy so far
    Young Jeezy - The Recession
    Kid Cudi - End of Day, Mr. Rager isn't really clicking yet
    aaand A Broken Silence, who I kind of blame for transitioning me from rock to rap. A sample of their work...
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SJPn-KCeWss

    Now, with those out of the way, I've also sampled Lil Wayne, Snoop, and Jay-Z, but haven't had success with anything outside of a few singles. So two questions. One - is there a certain entry point for those guys I need to shoot for? Two - What else would you recommend for someone with these tastes?

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  • valiancevaliance Registered User regular
    edited December 2010
    if you like Eminem check out Royce da 5'9" and the rest of Slaughterhouse (Joe Budden, Joell Ortiz, Crooked I)
    try a track like Session One from Em's album, or Bad Meets Evil

    theres really noone else like Kanye, but I recommend Lupe Fiasco to everyone, he's probably the most talented cat in the game right now. check for Food and Liquor (1st album), The Cool (2nd album), Fahrenheit 1/15 (his 1st mixtape) Fahrenheit 1/15 pt 2: Revenge of the Nerds (2nd mixtape), Fahrenheit 1/15 pt 3: A Rhyming Ape (3rd mixtape of Lupe rapping over Gorillaz beats), Enemy of the State (4th mixtape, Lupe over beats from '09)

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  • descdesc the '87 stick up kids Registered User regular
    edited December 2010
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  • 2and2is52and2is5 Registered User regular
    edited December 2010
    pots+pans wrote: »
    I've been reading through this thread, seems like the Roots will be right up my street, where's best to start with them? Also is there a book about hip-hop you'd particularly recommend?

    Things Fall Apart is probably their best album, I'd start there.

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  • pots+panspots+pans Registered User regular
    edited December 2010
    Thanks for all the suggestions, making my way through them.

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  • descdesc the '87 stick up kids Registered User regular
    edited December 2010
    2and2is5 wrote: »
    pots+pans wrote: »
    I've been reading through this thread, seems like the Roots will be right up my street, where's best to start with them? Also is there a book about hip-hop you'd particularly recommend?

    Things Fall Apart is probably their best album, I'd start there.

    such a good album

    "eyes are crevices, life like a double negative"

    desc on
  • pyromaniac221pyromaniac221 this just might be an interestin YTRegistered User regular
    edited December 2010
    B.O.B. dropped a new mixtape, No Genre. Some really hot tracks on there. I'm particularly fond of Beast Mode.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9vvuLAl99ec

    In terms of rap for this year, I've been enjoying Big Boi's album a LOT. Bun B's is pretty good. I think Freddie Gibbs's came out this year? If so, that's pretty solid. TSOL is really fucking awesome. Bunch of mixtapes too. Big K.R.I.T., J. Cole, Wale, Royce da 5'9''.

    Pots+pans, might I recommend Clipse? They have a really nice stripped down raw sound. I'd say start with Lord Willin', but Till the Casket Drop and Hell Hath no Fury are both really good too.

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  • OrganichuOrganichu jacobkosh Registered User regular
    edited December 2010
    this game put so many rocks in my fist
    i'm a rapper, a killer, a seller, and a geologist

    Organichu on
  • SoaLSoaL fantastic Registered User regular
    edited December 2010
    i got through that sentence like a subject & a predicate

    SoaL on
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  • OrganichuOrganichu jacobkosh Registered User regular
    edited December 2010
    SoaL wrote: »
    i got through that sentence like a subject & a predicate

    damn

    soal spits that hot fire

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  • valiancevaliance Registered User regular
    edited December 2010
    valiance on
  • descdesc the '87 stick up kids Registered User regular
    edited December 2010
    Oh man SoaL your av/sig combo

    desc on
  • Handsome CostanzaHandsome Costanza RIP Iwata-san..... ...and thanks for the Switch, you magnificent bastard.Registered User regular
    edited December 2010
    I've been enjoying this song by David Banner recently:
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K2Le7xL-WFA

    also thing song makes me laugh:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xwyoVOpkoe8

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  • SoaLSoaL fantastic Registered User regular
    edited December 2010
    Organichu wrote: »
    SoaL wrote: »
    i got through that sentence like a subject & a predicate

    damn

    soal spits that hot fire

    I'm going back in
    bitch, real G's move in silence like lasagna

    SoaL on
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  • TL DRTL DR Not at all confident in his reflexive opinions of thingsRegistered User regular
    edited December 2010
  • SoaLSoaL fantastic Registered User regular
    edited December 2010
    http://hypem.com/#!/item/17bt6/Ghostface+Killah+-+In+Tha+Park+Feat+Black+Thought+


    black thought is so good


    ghost is neato too I GUESS

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  • HyphyKezzyHyphyKezzy The Best On MarsRegistered User regular
    edited February 2011
    Got some new albums recently that I'm really feeling, and boy did I have to dig for this thread to share. Folks need to check out the following:

    Ras Kass - A.D.I.D.A.S. (All Day I Dream About Spittin')
    Slaughterhouse - Slaughterhouse EP
    Ghostface Killah - Apollo Kids

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  • descdesc the '87 stick up kids Registered User regular
    edited February 2011
    Dude I was trying to find this thread the other day and gave up digging after a while.

    Now I don't even remember what videos I wanted to post.

    Let's start here:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GGM2gqFrhVQ&feature=feedf

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  • TL DRTL DR Not at all confident in his reflexive opinions of thingsRegistered User regular
    edited February 2011
    You guys dig The Grouch?

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0wiXjsd-U9A

    Really positive, insightful, relatable stuff

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  • pyromaniac221pyromaniac221 this just might be an interestin YTRegistered User regular
    edited February 2011
    So did anyone else see this?

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8CyMuBi-kH8

    Because this is crazy.

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  • JawaJawa Registered User regular
    edited February 2011
    So did anyone else see this?

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8CyMuBi-kH8

    Because this is crazy.

    I've been so addicted to OFWGKTA, lately

    That performance was absolutely insane.

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  • BigBearBigBear If your life had a face, I would punch it. Registered User regular
    edited February 2011
    Jawa wrote: »
    So did anyone else see this?

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8CyMuBi-kH8

    Because this is crazy.

    I've been so addicted to OFWGKTA, lately

    That performance was absolutely insane.

    That may have been the best late night performance I've seen. By anyone ever. <3

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  • PwnanObrienPwnanObrien He's right, life sucks. Registered User regular
    edited February 2011
    wtf.gif

    I came into here looking for some The Roots or maybe MF DOOM...

    ...did not expect that.

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  • pyromaniac221pyromaniac221 this just might be an interestin YTRegistered User regular
    edited February 2011
    The "Free Earl" and "Wolf Gang" chants from the crowd are priceless.

    Also, http://opwgkta.tumblr.com/

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  • PwnanObrienPwnanObrien He's right, life sucks. Registered User regular
    edited February 2011
    I just searched youtube for any OFWGKTA/Sleigh Bells mashups.

    Son I am disappoint.

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  • pots+panspots+pans Registered User regular
    edited February 2011
    Odd Future + Flying Lotus make me a happy man
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JygWdmp6iw8

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  • descdesc the '87 stick up kids Registered User regular
    edited March 2011
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rgFlk5JsAwQ

    come on now

    (edit: produced by 40 & Omen, apparently)

    desc on
  • TL DRTL DR Not at all confident in his reflexive opinions of thingsRegistered User regular
    edited March 2011
    "Maybe with this hat and guitar, someone will mistake me for Wyclef"?

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  • descdesc the '87 stick up kids Registered User regular
    edited March 2011
    Can't fault his taste in beat-shopping, though.

    desc on
  • MalkorMalkor Registered User regular
    edited March 2011
    Amazon doesn't seem to have OFWGKTA. First time I've come across that. Where I buy album

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  • pyromaniac221pyromaniac221 this just might be an interestin YTRegistered User regular
    edited March 2011
    http://oddfuture.tumblr.com/

    All of them available for free.

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