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Good Modern Hip Hop (It does exist)

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posted on Jun, 18 2012 @ 11:38 PM
The first song in this set is Mississippi's Big K.R.I.T. He brings the blues into this hip hop track by working with legend B. B. King to create this beautiful chillout called "Praying Man."


Modern Hip Hop heavyweight Killer Mike with production help from underground superstar El-P slams out a scathing indictment of the Regan administration's Iran-Contra kerfuffle.


Finally, the new Lupe Fiasco track. It's one of the best political tracks he has released yet. His production value has really stepped up. He samples a brilliant bit of Pete Rock's "T.R.O.Y", which no musician involved with the original track was happy about, but it is wonderful for fans.

Anyhow, feel free to discuss and add your own favorites to this thread.

posted on Jun, 19 2012 @ 12:02 AM

posted on Jun, 19 2012 @ 12:07 AM

posted on Jun, 19 2012 @ 12:17 AM
No doubt good hip hop music exists... I suppose... since I obviously have nothing better to do at the moment.

prepare to be inspired, and lifted by the most gifted



Nas & Damien Marley

and now, straight out the vault with it...

Pay attention to this next one, don't let it pass you by

speaking of passing you by

Now... to the good stuff... (as if what i presented already wasn't gold

some greatness right herre'


posted on Jun, 19 2012 @ 12:39 AM
Selfless self promotion?

I've been honest, can't deny that at times I've been a liar
On the move, dancing in the rain like my pants are on fire
Everything is based on desires, forget the self serving
I live for the world, for they are more deserving
Of something better than the main stream offers
Fear mongers, aimed at diminishing actions conducive to prosper

I wish I could say I'm always right, but despite the rhetoric
Bias dictates my state of mind, and that's not even the top of it
Yet I'm on cloud 9, I rose up out the muck
Lotus petals and such, Um Mani Padme Hum, I'm rooted and stuck

Ok I'm done lol, I'm far from sober at the moment... just having fun!

posted on Jun, 19 2012 @ 02:40 AM
some of my favourites.

edit on 19-6-2012 by gostr because: Unfortunately I ate all the strawberries.

posted on Jun, 19 2012 @ 05:20 AM
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Those are some of my favorites as well. Good taste, sir.

posted on Jun, 19 2012 @ 01:41 PM
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"hip-hop isn't dead, It's just malnourished and underfed." Here are a few of my my favorite lyricists.


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posted on Jun, 19 2012 @ 03:27 PM
Blue Scholars - Hi 808

The Cool Kids -Pennies

posted on Jun, 20 2012 @ 10:05 AM
I made a thread about Baba Brinkman last night. He is awesome and his music is free.
I am pretty sure most people here have heard of and have an opinion on Immortal Technique, but, he is my favorite artist. His newest stuff, The Martyr, is awesome.

posted on Jun, 22 2012 @ 08:55 PM
If you're familiar with Odd Future you'll know to not take most of their lyrics seriously and listen mainly for entertainment.
The song was produced and performed by Tyler The, Creator. Tyler recorded this song with a USB microphone hooked up to his computer inside his house. Tyler The, Creator is mainstream but this song is pretty underground.
cant firgure out how to embed videos

edit on 22-6-2012 by DisUglyBoyHere because: finally got it working.

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