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recommend me some hip hop that i simply must hear. thank you please.
THIS man knows his shit.
KICK! PUNCH! IT'S ALL IN THE MIND!
theres obviously a big difference between:
i personally think both are ace, but hip-hop is such a vast genre.
I've listened to some Jay Z, Kanye West, De La Soul, Dre, etc... the well known, popular stuff...
you can't go to far wrong with them really ATLiens, Aquimini and Speaker Boxxx/Love Bellow are personal favourites.
I'd recomend an old skool mix like... Hip Hop Don't Stop (The Greatest) by Prime Cuts
It will show you loads of random classics and the importance of the breakbeat and DJ in hip-hop culture.
I'll try check that out when i have the cash...
its just the one I got when I was first exploring hip-hop and it kind of stuck with me.
The tracklist is worth lookin at though even if you cant grab the mix its full to the brim of pure old skool hits!
Gza - Liquid Swords
Pete Rock & CL Smooth - Mecca and the Soul Brother
Beastie Boys - Pauls Boutique
De La Soul - 3 ft high and rising
Gravediggaz - Niggamortis
A Tribe Called Quest - The Low End Theory
Gangstarr - Step in the arena
Nas - Illmatic
Dr Octagon - Octagonecologyst
EPMD - Strictly Business
Ultramagnetic MCs - Critical Beatdown
Run DMC - Raising Hell
Viktor Vaughn - Vaudeville Villain
Madvillain - Madvillainy
Quasimoto - The Unseen
El P - Fantastic Damage
Public Enemy - It takes a nation of millions to hold us back
NWA - Straight Outta Compton
Ice T - O.G.
Boogie Down Productions - Criminal Minded
Slick Rick - The Great Adventures Of
Outkast - Aquemini
Pharcyde - Bizarre Ride II
Cannibal Ox - The Cold Vein
Edan - Primitive Plus
Company Flow - Funcrusher Plus
Awol One and Daddy Kev - Souldoubt
cLOUDDEAD - cLOUDDEAD
knows his shit.
awesome... thank you
I'd add in some Clipse (Hell Hath No Fury) and some Outkast (Aquemini) too, but 36 Chambers is an essential purchase.
Good call on Clipse.
is so good, I even got a guy at my uni into it and he was just into musicals and the south park soundtrack before that.
I'd probibly recomend Tha Carter III by Lil Wayne as well, maybe not to start off with like but it sure is good fun for a modern rap album. It pretty much shows all sides from street bangers like A Milli to cheese auto tune R&B with Lolli Pop.
I thought I'd hate it but nope its just brilliant, I'm wondering if his next album... the rock album will have the same effect :S
Lord Willin' is more club hits, but HHNF is just amazing. Mr Me Too is incredible, still not tired of that song and it's been years since it came out.
Re Lil Wayne I still really enjoy Da Drought 3 mixtape. Put Some Keys On That & Dough Is What I Got are both 10/10 tracks
I'd lose the cLOUDDEAD though!
but for entirely un-hip hop reasons
DJ Scripture - Massproduction
Burntapz - Kentucky Thug
Oriental Friends - Walk a Thin Line
Soul - S/T
Sampson - Who Knew?
King Bumi - Revenge of the Titan
The Slim Shady LP & Marshall Mathers from Eminem i think they are great. Reasonable Doubt by Jay-Z is freakin awesome aswell.
My favourite song at the moment is 3 a.m by Eminem is freakishly awesome and the video is pretty good to
mobb deep- the infamous
pharoahe monch- internal affairs
big pun- capital punishment
redman- muddy waters
raekwon- only built 4 cuban linx
ghostface- supreme clientele
public enemy- fear of a black planet
roots- illadeph halflife
camp lo- uptown saturday night
main source- breaking atoms
then check out a little bit of Mobb Deep - The Infamous
then listen to that some more, before finally listening to Mobb Deep - The Infamous. Then if you're really feeling adventurous, Mobb Deep - The Infamous
Dizzee Rascal's Boy In Da Corner even though its blatantly grime and grime isn't hip-hop. Its a classic, modern day classic.
how has no one mentioned this album yet ?
is pretty good, but i'm not sure if he's credible enough for drowned in sound to recommend.
but his dedication 2 and da drought 3 mixtapes are awesome
I was into a bit of rap before I heard it, mainly stuff like Dizzee Rascal and Beastie Boys and a bit of Jay Z, but after properly listening to 36 Chambers a couple of years ago now I've listened to so much hip-hop, it really opened the genre to me. After that I'd reccommend Liquid Swords by GZA, The Cold Vein by Cannibal Ox, Funcrusher Plus by Company Flow and Tha Carter III by Lil' Wayne, all incredible albums.
I want it hard. My copy is so battered.
went down fucking brilliantly!
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Also Dabrye is really good from what i've heard which isn't much. Listened to some stuff due to the kode9 remix and yeh. Good shit.
Also, Paedo Rap... http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cesCYK6hiMI&feature=related
People Under the Stairs- Stepfather
DJ Format- If you can't join 'em......beat 'em
Jurassic 5- Power in numbers/ Quality Control
Roots Manuva-Run come save me.
Main Source- Breaking atoms
All of this a good place to start. Get on it.
Black Sheep - Wolf In Sheep's Clothing
Souls Of Mischief - 93 'til Infinity
Illmatic for now and live with it for a week or two rather than downloading loads of stuff. It's hiphop perfection, Nas' albums haven't come close since. thewarn's recommendations are good as a my first hiphop album list though (although I'd definitely add Biggie's Ready to Die, Mobb Deep's The Infamous and Raekwon's Cuban Linx).