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Hip Hop similar to G. Love

Discussion in 'Miscellaneous [BG]' started by honestjohnny, Apr 26, 2009.

  1. honestjohnny


    Nov 24, 2006
    I really love the pop, jazz and blues mix that G. Love has going. Is there anything else in the same vein? Or maybe I should ask for suggestions of "good" hip hop, that isn't about b*tches and h*es, drugs, and gang-banging.
  2. The Roots, the be all and end all of good hip hop. K-os is great as well.

  3. Aesop Rock has done some tracks with jazzy beats.

  4. MrPrashant


    Dec 13, 2002
    Endorsing Artist: Orange Amplifiers
    I'm gonna throw in a shameless plug for my group, Animate Objects.

    We've been compared to the Roots... I like that.
  5. MrPrashant


    Dec 13, 2002
    Endorsing Artist: Orange Amplifiers
    and to expound beyond shameless self-promotion, also check out:

    a tribe called quest
    de la soul
    pete rock & c.l. smooth
    the pharcyde

    all incredible artists with messages and beats!
  6. bass12

    bass12 And Grace, too

    Jun 8, 2008
    Montreal, Canada
    Contrary to popular belief, there's lots of hip-hop out there that isn't just a bunch of moronic lyrics over stale, unimaginative beats! Here are some personal favourites:

    Ohmega Watts - "The Find". One of my favourites from the last ten years. Intelligent lyrics, a good flow, self produced and some live musicians thrown in for good measure. Well worth checking out.

    Michael Franti & Spearhead - "Stay Human". One of Franti's better albums (I didn't like the last three) with some fine bass playing by Franti's MD, Carl Young.

    Pete Philly & Perquisite - "Mind.State"

    Digable Planets - both albums are great, with "Blowout Comb" edging out "A New Refutation..." by a hair or two.

    The Pharcyde - "Bizarre Ride II The Pharcyde" - Classic

    Me'shell Ndegeocello - "Plantation Lullabies" and "Cookie: The Anthropological Mixtape". Not strictly hip-hop, but worth having in your collection.

    Soulive - "Turn It Out Remixed". Chali 2na from J5, J-Live, Me'shell and others drop by to add to the stew.

    Jurassic 5 - "Power In Numbers" or "E.P."

    Pete Rock & C.L. Smooth - "Mecca And The Soul Brother"

    You might also enjoy some stuff by The Herbaliser, Outside, Ozomatli, Lyrics Born, Blackalicious... If you can find a copy of the "Red, Hot & Cool" compilation pick it up.
  7. MrPrashant


    Dec 13, 2002
    Endorsing Artist: Orange Amplifiers
    great call on Ohmega Watts.

    Brilliant record. Same goes for Digable Planets - we opened for them a few years back. Incredible experience.

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