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Real rap music

Discussion in 'Sound City' started by Tommy B, 7 Jun 2006.

  1. Tommy B

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    Can anyone suggest some decent rap music, preferably as far away from the commercialized scene as possible. I personally don't classify 50 cent as "music" tbh.

    I've always been critical about rap music but I know absolutely nothing about it.

    EDIT: please move to the music forum. Sorry :(
     
  2. TooNice

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    I don't like to divide things between "commercial" and "underground". But look up Jedi Mind Tricks and Cannibus.
     
  3. Eliot

    Soldato

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    Common
     
  4. Voy06

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    Location: Liverpool

    Akon. Don't think as 'commercial' as 50 cent but I listen to Akon and quite like his music.
     
  5. Tommy B

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    Are they really rare?

    I really liked Go!
     
  6. Naan_H

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    Try some lupe fiasco (he featured in 'touch the sky' by kanye west, the song with pam anderson in the vid :)).

    Would recommend talib kweli too.
     
  7. Mattw

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    Joined: 15 May 2006

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    http://www.digitaldreamdoor.com/pages/best_rap-songs.html

    Personally i like mike shenodas album (fort minor) he is the rapper dude out of linkin park and his lyrics are sweet.

    Also tony yayo (although you may consider commercial as he is from Gunit) his latest album thoughts of a predicate felon was written when he went to prison, was released for 12 hours and got locked up again, so it has a lot of thought and feeling in it.
     
  8. TooNice

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    Drunken Tiger for some Korean hip hop :D
     
  9. james.miller

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    the problem with mike shinoda is that he cant rap lol
     
  10. p0rks0da

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    Kool Keith ;)
     
  11. TomaHawk

    Wise Guy

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    Location: Bristol/Manchester Uni

    I would recommend the following few artists/bands as 'decent' rap.. which I listen to, including some hip-hop.

    • Sage Francis
    • GraveDiggaz

    They are the main two, I will check through my playlists later to see if there are anymore I can recommend.

    ;)
     
  12. benneh

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    Mf Doom, all the way. I'll add more later but im going to the cinema in a mo.
    I promise you 20 artists.

    Infact, add me to msn dude (in trust), probably easier because i can give you a taste of the music.
     
    Last edited: 8 Jun 2006
  13. Azza

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    look for some:

    Mike Shidona / Fort Minor
    Jurassic 5
    Lupe Fiasco
    7L and Esoteric
    Rise
    Celph Titled
    Apathy
    Styles of Beyond - Ryu + Takbir
    Talib Kweli

    take a look at tampahiphop.com adn have a look at the artists on there and see who you like.

    Also find some Akala, hes a young up and come UK rapper, hes pretty decnet aswell
     
  14. Caged

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    I was coming here to say that.
     
  15. benneh

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    Here's some more:

    one self
    Yungun (with Mr Thing)
    a tribe called quest
    motion man
    kool keith
    Gangstar
    skinnyman
    dilated peoples
    Common (formerly Common Sense)
    Handsome Boy modeling School
    daedelus
    Ultramagnetic MC's
    Anti Pop Consortium
    Beans
    J5
    Busdriver
    Deltron - 3030
    Jeru The Damaja
    Beatnuts
    MF DOOM
    DJ Vadim
    krs one
    pete rock & cl smooth
    Pharoahe Monch
    Gift Of Gab
    De La Soul
    Mos Def
    TY
    saul williams
    slum village
    souls of mischief
    ttc



    That's all i can think of at the mo.
     
  16. benneh

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    That was a kanye west tune with common guesting. Common himself is quite a prolific figure, you should be able to find plenty, and most of his recordings are great. Definately a guy who doesnt talk crap on his records :).
     
  17. TomaHawk

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    Nice..! How could I have forgotten to list Jurassic 5.. another recommendation from me for them.

    ;)
     
  18. Hamish

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    get some
    RJD2
    Blackalicious
    Dilated Peoples
    DJ Format
    etc.
     
  19. Spunj99

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    Mr. Lif
    Spank Rock

    :D
     
  20. Eliot

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    ye he has very good albums and the lyrics are really good, none of the in da club crap, this guy is smart. and i think go is his own song, the one with kanye in is different, Common-Be is a good album and the blue covered one with loads of people on it is good, infact evryone one is good, go buy it now.
    I'd also recommend De La Soul, A tribe called quest and mos def