I won't restate Tech N9ne or Hopsin because... ya'know... white people on the internet.
Ab-Soul and ScHoolboy Q - Just mindblowing rappers... Kendrick and Jay Rock are both good and I recognize that but not a massive fan.
Pharaoh Monche - I mean those rhyme schemes? So complex.
The Roots - Black Thought what an MC the only rapper who can regularly pull off sextuple entendres.
Murs - Very talented and hard-working.
Nottz - Not only an incredible, yet underrated rapper, but a great producer.
Jon Connor - Not many can rap over Jay-Z or Eminem beats and outshine the originals.
Elzhi - Same as above, I mean who can outshine Nas on some Illmatic songs - especially on Memory Lane.
Money Making Jam Boys - Guess this is part of my passion for Black Thought but MMJB is awesome because you get 5 semi-conscious rappers (STS, Truck North, Dice Raw, Greg PORN and Black Thought) getting to just rap about whatever they want.
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YES.Elzhi - Same as above, I mean who can outshine Nas on some Illmatic sons - especially on Memory Lane.
Saw Jon Connor listed. Bout time.
After listening to the vid and the hot 97 interview I cant see how pusha t really directed any diss to anyone seems like a regular song.
“I’m tired of being crushed under the weight of greedy men who believe in nothing.” - Jax Teller
Wow, why haven't I seen this topic before? Some great music in here, and quite a lot I haven't heard before! Gonna have to dedicate a night and listen through it all
Here's an amazing group I found by a fluke a little while back. The album is pure gold.
Nas, Common, Talib Kweli, Mos Def, Rakim, Roots, Blu (& Exile), MF Doom, Evidence, KRS-One, Snoop, Dre, Reks, BIG K.R.I.T, Phonte, Smif N Wessun, AZ, M.O.P, Binary Star, Fat Joe, Big Shug, NYGz, Termanology, Royce da 5'9, Ill Bill, Big L, MC Lyte, Jay-Z (old times), Wu Tang, Action Bronson, Jay Electronica, Mobb Deep, Just Ice, Big Daddy Kane, Apathy, Slick Rick, Blaq Poet, Bumpy Knuckles, Big Pun, Torae, Tupac, Promoe, Looptroop, Ice Cube, Afu-Ra, and ofc Gang Starr's Guru and DJ Premier. Noone can top DJ Premier in the bigger perspective.
Tech N9ne is the king!
Eminem, Royce da 5'9, Krizz Kaliko, Prozak, Brotha Lynch hung, CES CRU, Mayday!, RITTZ, Yelawolf, Twista and Busta Rhymes are also great.
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Whats your favorite new artist?
Im not a huge rap fan but i like Wiz Khalifa and Ghostpoet (if you call that rap).
Basically, even though this is a pretty elementary explanation, I tell my friends who don't know the difference; If the song is talking about something, telling a story, explaining something or trying to relate to something, there's a good chance it's hip hop. If it's just bragging, getting drunk and letting you know, womanizing and talking about possessions, it's probably rap.
Wiz is rap. Doesn't mean it's not fun to rock in the car sometimes (That baseline in "On my level" is nuts lol)
Ghostpoet is an 'urban poet'. His music's pretty much alternative.
Posting lots of Macklemore, since he's a beast.
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