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Posted On:11/02/2004 9:49am
Style: Currently a BJJ noob
Tell me some good rap artists.
I like ones with meaning to thier work, not bling bling, get some hos, nelly kinda ****.
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Posted On:11/02/2004 9:56am
I'm sorry, I don't think there is any "good" rap.
Posted On:11/02/2004 9:58am
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.
Posted On:11/02/2004 10:09am
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."
-The Honky Tonk Man
"If you can't be a shining example, at least be a dire warning."
-My Father to me one day
"No surprise. Until Aikido sheds its street-brawling, thuggish image, it'll never be mainstream."
Digable Planets, Mos Def, Gangstarr, the Fugees, Wyclef, the Roots, Dialated Peoples and Jurassic 5. I like them, anyway.
Posted On:11/02/2004 10:24am
Style: Alliance BJJ (Blue)
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.
Posted On:11/02/2004 10:28am
Style: Sandbagged BJJ white belt
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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Posted On:11/02/2004 10:36am
How could I forget? It's gangsgta but it's a little deeper:
Mobb Deep - The Infamous
Posted On:11/02/2004 10:42am
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.
Posted On:11/02/2004 10:45am
"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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