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    Recommend some good rap.

    Tell me some good rap artists.

    I like ones with meaning to thier work, not bling bling, get some hos, nelly kinda ****.

    Thanks.
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    I'm sorry, I don't think there is any "good" rap.

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    Hell yeah! Hell no!
    Actually, I used to like some of it. It use to be quite fun.
    Basically, everything I've heard in the last 13 years has made my skin crawl.

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    Go with the classics: Public Enemy, Run DMC, Afrika Bambaataa, Slick Rick
    "Quiet fool before I am kicking the butt!"
    -My three year old trash talking to me

    "Integrity can't be bought or sold---you either have it or you don't."
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    "No surprise. Until Aikido sheds its street-brawling, thuggish image, it'll never be mainstream."
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    Digable Planets, Mos Def, Gangstarr, the Fugees, Wyclef, the Roots, Dialated Peoples and Jurassic 5. I like them, anyway.

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    GZA (esp. Liquid Swords), Grandmaster Flash, Eric B. & Rakin, Channel Live, 5th Platoon, Faust and Shortee, Invisible Scratch Picklez, though the last 3 are more turntablist with hip-hop stuff.
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    Well, the genre is kinda big, and divided into lots of sub categories, all with a very distinct sound.

    My personal contemporary favorites include
    MF Doom (check out Operation: Doomsday)
    Madlib (everything, but most notably Quasimoto: the Unseen (very unconentional album) and the album Madlib and Doom did together: Madvillian)
    Jay-dee (just lot's of little songs everywhere. Check out The Red by Jaylib)
    El-p (check out Fantastic Damage and his old group Company Flow's album Funcrusher Plus, both very difficult listens for many)
    Cannibal Ox - The Cold Vein
    MF Grimm (the downfall of Iblyss: a ghetto operah).

    If you like geeky white canadian angst-rap, chek out Buck 65 - Vertex.

    Classic albums to check out are
    Nas - (before he went pop) Illmatic (greatest hiphop album of all time)
    Gang Starr - Step in the Arena
    The Roots - Do you want more??!?!?!
    Everything Wu-tang Clan did between 93 and 96 (my favorites are Raekwon - Only Built for Cuban Linx and Wu-tang Clan - Enter the 36 Chambers),
    Pete Rock and CL Smooth - Mecca and the Soul Brother (jazzy ****) and The Main Ingredient (a bit more mellow and accessible)
    KMD - Mr Hood.
    A lot of people would say Public Enemy, but I never got into them.
    Run DMC are also good, but they're not my favorite group

    Just a few of recomendations off the top of my head.
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    How could I forget? It's gangsgta but it's a little deeper:

    Mobb Deep - The Infamous

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    meh, i prefer old school, mid school stuff, and turntablist stuff since it tends to not be as gangsta. though that is far from a hard and fast rule, as i dig the wu.
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    "First Born" by Eyedea and Abilities. Not sure if you'll be able to find the album in Canada though, try a P2P or something.

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