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Good hip-hop

Post by smige2 » Thu May 03, 2012 9:49 am

I've never really been into rap or hip-hop as I always felt it belonged to a different culture and didn't really say anything to me. However, I really enjoyed dan le sac vs Scroobius Pip at Wembley and have since bought their album which I think is great. I also quite liked Akala, who I saw supporting Billy Bragg last year. I realised that perhaps the reason I never got into it is because I'd only really heard the more mainstream stuff, which might not be the best. Would you guys be able to recommend any other acts in the vain of dan vs Pip which I might like? Stuff that's intelligent, thoughtful and as far away from 50 Cent as possible.
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Re: Good hip-hop

Post by Pete » Thu May 03, 2012 10:44 am

Sage Francis - Personal Journals
frank wrote:Think of it like weight-lifting. High notes are heavy weights.

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Re: Good hip-hop

Post by marowak » Thu May 03, 2012 11:18 am

I love Hip-Hop ... There are many different styles that fit under it so I hope this helps a bit ....

I think you should start with some Michael Franti - both 'The Disposable Heroes of Hiphoprisy' and then into 'Spearhead' ...
Also 'Tribe called Quest' and 'Arrested Development' are great bands ... and not 'Gangster Hip/Hop' - also 'Mos Def'

Although you are saying keep away from 50 cent - there are a lot of other pure Hip Hop acts out there that you really should check out.

You have the two obvious album choices
- NWA - Straight Outta Compton
- Public Enemy - It Takes a Nation of Millions to Hold Us Back

Both are from 1988 and in my view are some of the greatest records ever made.

You then run into a whole host of other amazing acts such as 'De La Soul' - 'Beastie Boys' - 'Run DMC'

One song that stands out to me as the greatest Hip-Hop track ever is 'Souls of Mischief' and '93 'Til Infinity' - very much one of the best. Listen to it!

And even though you may not think you would like them these artists are fantastic : 'NAS' 'Dr Dre' '2Pac' 'Biggy' 'Jay Z' ......
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Re: Good hip-hop

Post by marky p » Thu May 03, 2012 1:33 pm

Good post above.

Check out Ugly Duckling too, who incidentally I discovered through Million Dead playing their track 'Opening Act' before coming on stage on the DVD Lars(?) made when they supported Hundred Reasons(?)!
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Re: Good hip-hop

Post by marowak » Thu May 03, 2012 2:04 pm

marky p wrote:Good post above.
Check out Ugly Duckling too, who incidentally I discovered through Million Dead playing their track 'Opening Act' before coming on stage on the DVD Lars(?) made when they supported Hundred Reasons(?)!
the whole time I was writing that post above - I kept thinking - MUST mention Ugly Duckling .... doh!

Seriously enjoyed putting that post together as it made me revisit a load of great tunes!
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Re: Good hip-hop

Post by smige2 » Thu May 03, 2012 2:48 pm

Thank you :D will have to give those a listen!

With regards the 50 Cent comment, that was more in relation to his lyrics rather than his style of music.
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Re: Good hip-hop

Post by CharlotteTheHarlot28 » Fri May 04, 2012 10:27 am

I agree with whoever put Sage Francis; he's incredible.

Atmosphere and Brother Ali are good too.

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Re: Good hip-hop

Post by Monty » Fri May 04, 2012 10:59 am

Sage Francis is quality.

Aside from that... I couldn't tell you the difference between hip-hop, r 'n' b, or rap. :D

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Re: Good hip-hop

Post by Baudelaire » Fri May 04, 2012 3:11 pm

You should check out Scroobius Pip's solo album also.

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Re: Good hip-hop

Post by Blonde » Fri May 04, 2012 4:47 pm

Not strictly hip-hop but there is a bit of a hip-hop vibe in these:

Sleigh Bells - Treats
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Re: Good hip-hop

Post by Pete » Fri May 04, 2012 5:31 pm

As good a place as any to stick an RIP to Adam Yauch, will be listening to some Beastie Boys this eve.
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Re: Good hip-hop

Post by greg » Fri May 04, 2012 8:00 pm

nas - illmatic
notorious b.i.g - ready to die
notorious b.i.g - life after death
a tribe called quest - midnight maurders
snoop dogg - doggystyle

all genuinely classic albums

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Re: Good hip-hop

Post by xandmatt » Fri May 04, 2012 8:43 pm

The 2001 album by Dre is absolutely an immense example of rap music. Great album.

If you're in the mood for some great fast mid-west flowing hip-hop; I recommend Bone Thugs-N-Harmony's "East 1999". May take a few listens and a lyric sheet to keep up, but I loved that album. Later albums probably not as good as that one, but you should definitely give it a listen.

Someone mentioned Mos Def, I completely agree with that recommendation. But also check out Pharoahe Monch - he has a very technical rhyming style that's lovely to listen to.

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Re: Good hip-hop

Post by 1900sr » Fri May 04, 2012 10:14 pm

Plus one to the rip for Adam Yauch. I'd also agree with the michael franti suggestion. I was lucky enough to see dho hiphoprisy, brilliant. Also suggest Consolidated, probably not strictly hip hop but i.always lump them with hiphoprisy.

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Re: Good hip-hop

Post by ToTheWest » Sat May 05, 2012 3:46 am

Excellent topic and suggestion--with coincidental timing, as I just set up a new Pandora station last night to start giving some more hip-hop a chance, because I know there's better stuff out there than the mainstream crap we're all exposed to whether we like it or not. (Hate to say it, but listening to Frank Turner gives me zero street cred with the students I teach! :roll: )
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