Hip-hop that isn’t bullshit.
It’s rough to find legitimately good acts these days, so post your favorites, and please no Lil Wayne, Wiz Khalifa or any of that shit.
P.O.S. – Optimist
Sage Francis – Slow down Gandhi
Death Grips – Guillotine
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Wu-tang clan ain’t nuttin to fuck with!
Anything by nujabes is just awesome :)
Jay electronica is pretty good too:
oh man, @Frederick, know this anime called samurai champaloo??? nujabes and shing02 – battle cry is the title music!
Blackalicious has a positive message (first two songs) and is probably the toughest rapper to match styles with. His lyrical abilities are unlike any rapper/hip-hop artist I’ve heard (next 4 songs)
“Rock the spot” – http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7nZhGxZU6m4
Arguably my favorite rapper – MOS DEF
I have a lot more hip-hop/rap artists to recommend – If you like waht I’ve shared so far, please ask for more..
Also, plesae ask for more Blackalicios/Mos Def if you want more recommendations as well
For newer hip hop I would say listen to Chiddy Bang they have some good songs.
Aesop Rock, Atmosphere
@vishnu I do know about it, actually I discovered because of Nujabes :P
Aesop Rock, Atmosphere, Murs, The Roots, Sage Francis, Dilated Peoples
maaaan, i totally dig aesop rock. completely support that notion.
He’s got some heavy lyrics
If you guys ever listen to me, listen to me now and buy this album: http://itunes.apple.com/us/album/the-knewbook/id507609474 or off bandcamp: http://knowmadfam.bandcamp.com/album/the-knewbook
It was supposed to be released today but came out last night for the east coasters. I suggest you buy this album, smoke a bowl, put on some headphones, and play it through, listening to every word.
ps. don’t torrent it because it deserves the 10 bucks.
Gang Starr- Above the clouds
MF DOOM- Accordion
Blakrock, Busdriver, Eyedea and Abilities, Immortal Technique, Jedi Mind Tricks, Quasimoto
Indie rock meets hiphop
Why?- By Torpedo or Crohn’s
Common with J-Dilla and D’angelo- so far to go http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AdZK0HeYkwM&list=PLF9B1BCA6D734B20B&index=10
This is the last hip-hop list you’ll ever come across. There’ll be no need to confer with other lists. (I’m teasing, but yeah.)
Ab-Soul, OC, Big K.R.I.T., Big L, Big Pun, Blue & Exile, Blue Scholars, Brother Ali, Chuuwee, Clear Soul Forces, CunninLynguists, Cyne, Dizzy Wright, Eligh, Elzhi, Fashawn, Ces Cru, Grieves, Immortal Technique, Input, Jedi Mind Tricks, Joey Bada$$, Kendrick Lamar, Kno, Knowmads, Logic, Macklemore, MaLLy, Oddisee, QuESt, Sadistik, Sapient, Scarub, Sol, Tech N9ne, TreaZon, Uno Hype, XV, Zumbi
Glad to see Sage in the OP
B. Dolan and Scroobius Pip are also worth checking out. They’re both on StrangeFamousRecords as well with Sage Francis.
Also B. Dolan hates Justin Timberlake.
Been into Macklemore lately…and if you’ve only heard thrift shop you’re probably like…why the hell am I posting him here? But he has a lot of other songs that are pretty deep and meaningful.
I actually posted one of his videos here on HE a couple days ago.
Macklemore’s old shit was pretty nice as well.
Check out my friend, who I’ve been a fan of for 5 years now, who has a truly original hip hop sound. His name’s Kidd Upstairs. Listen to his music for free:
I also did an exclusive interview with him here, if you’re interested:
This is AWESOME!!! I’m so happy to see that there are people who are jazzed about REAL hip-hop!
This song has fed me inspiration day after days since I first heard it. I know hes a “big name” but this dude has soul and knows what inspirational, sophisticated hip-hop is all about
Sometimes – Ceelo Green
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