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Help! I love Hip-Hop but am out of touch with this generation. Who is good?

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posted on May, 11 2016 @ 01:48 PM
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I have been a Hip Hop fan since Strictly for My Ni**az and the Chronic. I could have been called a scholar because I knew almost every album and when G unit, the Diplomats and D-Block were churning out mix tapes that are better than most peoples albums on a monthly bases.

It was an era of lyricism that sought to top every previous song with the rhyme being spit over any beat because it was all about being the best and you can use any beat if you don't make money so it was promotional and often the best music.

G Unit radio was always good.

D Block and J hood.

Santana, Killa Cam and JR Writer. 40. Cal.



I like Uncle Murda. But he isn't new.


Can people tell me who the best NEW underground lyricists that would be enjoyed by someone who like the above style of music.


And the name of an app I can download them from (f.o.c. of course)?

Much obliged!
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posted on May, 11 2016 @ 01:52 PM
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a reply to: TefarimCanin

Some of my favorites are atmosphere, Aesop rock, and immortal technique.

Use keepvid to download mp3s from YT



posted on May, 11 2016 @ 01:54 PM
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That stuff will rot your brain.

JK, I listen to some old school on occasion.

Might check out Wiz Khalifa.

Rap died after the Beastie Boys imo









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posted on May, 11 2016 @ 02:03 PM
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a reply to: Mandroid7

I love old school rap that nobody remembers.

Like Thug Life vol 1.
MC Eight and Spice 1

OC
DFC



posted on May, 11 2016 @ 02:07 PM
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a reply to: TefarimCanin

I listen to a lot of Curren$y

Immortal Technique

songs produced by Alchemist

Mobb Deep - Prodigy and Havoc are both nice with it on their solo endeavors

Freddi Gibbs - my favorite recent artist - dude is great



posted on May, 11 2016 @ 02:08 PM
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a reply to: rockintitz

Do you like Tech 9 or Mac Miller?


I have mixed opinions on them. Does anyone have any buzz right now that hasn't blown up?
I like underground independent artists that can just rhyme good and don't have any pop in them.



posted on May, 11 2016 @ 02:09 PM
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There is a group from New Zealand called Homebrew. they are AWESOME. They perform as a live band which is a huge plus.

Look up their "Sunday Sessions" on YouTube it's 4 or 5 live in studio performances you'll be hooked for life.

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posted on May, 11 2016 @ 02:11 PM
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a reply to: TefarimCanin

Right on buddy!

You like you some old school?



posted on May, 11 2016 @ 02:12 PM
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a reply to: FamCore

I liked water board and Dog snit by Mobb Deep. They are a few years old but good.

But I could probably recite infamous by heart I love that so much and Illmatic still makes me feel like it did in 93.



posted on May, 11 2016 @ 02:13 PM
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a reply to: Mandroid7

Queens keeps on faking it!



posted on May, 11 2016 @ 02:14 PM
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originally posted by: rockintitz
a reply to: TefarimCanin

Some of my favorites are atmosphere, Aesop rock, and immortal technique.

Use keepvid to download mp3s from YT


That and Billy Woods or Armand Hammer (with Euclid). And mp3skull.









posted on May, 11 2016 @ 02:14 PM
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a reply to: Mandroid7

Step in to a world, where there's no one left, but the veeeery beeeest! No mc can test.

Got the knowledge and the power at are finger tips

Cristal make the ladies wanna like they lips
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posted on May, 11 2016 @ 02:16 PM
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a reply to: Mandroid7




Rap died after the Beastie Boys imo


I bet! ..

commercial rap is a machine to destroy melinated minds.. " aint nobody got time for that"!

With that out the way give these cats a try:

1) YC THE CYNIC
2)Black Milk
3) Kendrick Lamar.. all the dope 'ish they DONT play on the radio

Go look thru the mix tapes& reviews on Okayplayer, www.okayplayer.com...
you may be pleasantly surprised

PEACE!



posted on May, 11 2016 @ 02:21 PM
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a reply to: TefarimCanin

I like some Tech 9. I'm pretty picky when it comes to my hip hop. I'm more of a metal/punk kinda guy.




Language (of course) and dance with the devil is a straight f**ked up song.
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posted on May, 11 2016 @ 02:37 PM
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Glad I grew up in 70s - 90s when hip hop was pure and lyricism meant something. IDGAF what anyone says, Rakim is GOAT. I'm a huge hip hop fan and I try to listen to some of these new joints, but I keep vomiting. My playlist probably doesn't have anything after 2002 for the most part. I can't seem to wrap my head around this buck dancing minstrel coon show we call hip hop nowadays.

Great thread though. I'll have to dig a little to check out some new underground artist.



posted on May, 11 2016 @ 02:55 PM
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Not new but if you like underground;

La Coka Nostra are the best right now...

Jedi Mind Tricks...

Lowkey from London, UK...

Poisonous Poets from London, UK...

Chester P from London, UK

Army of the Pharaohs...

Non Phixion are brutal...

MF Doom has always been dope.

Underground is thriving right now.

Forget that soppy candy rap that's commercialised...

Listen to the list I just gave you.


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posted on May, 11 2016 @ 03:12 PM
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a reply to: TefarimCanin

Depends on what style of hiphop you're into. These guys are all 2016 releases...

Anderson Paak is good for relaxing to and Malibu is the most recent. Lot of playability in there and has the classic sounds of Nas, Tribe Called Quest and The Roots.

Aesop Rock's latest is quality. He doesn't go far from his usual recipe and it's still an album full of good tracks.

Open Mike Eagle is getting a lot of play from me. This year's album is awesome if you like smart lyrics, humour and twisted beats.



posted on May, 11 2016 @ 03:22 PM
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a reply to: Kandinsky

Im so out of the hip hop loop ever since Drake and Weezys F ing Baby(Birdman) were promoted and taken seriously as great rappers.

Drake has talent. He can rap and sing. But he is too soft while weezy is a drug fiend because Baby "initiated" him into his coven in the Thelemite OTO style if you catch my drift.

The only rapper from recent times that I like is Uncle Murder. Does he have any new ish?
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posted on May, 11 2016 @ 03:26 PM
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originally posted by: Istaywoke77
a reply to: Mandroid7




Rap died after the Beastie Boys imo


I bet! ..

commercial rap is a machine to destroy melinated minds.. " aint nobody got time for that"!

With that out the way give these cats a try:

1) YC THE CYNIC
2)Black Milk
3) Kendrick Lamar.. all the dope 'ish they DONT play on the radio

Go look thru the mix tapes& reviews on Okayplayer, www.okayplayer.com...
you may be pleasantly surprised

PEACE!


Hey good looks for the leads. Dre found Kendrick so you know he has talent it is just that hip hop is different than hip pop.

So I will look into his mix ish.



posted on May, 11 2016 @ 03:29 PM
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a reply to: TefarimCanin

Wu Tang are the closest I ever get to the gangster scene and Drake's more on the pop thing.

Tbh I'm too old to be giving out recs for what's new in hiphop




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