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Rap/hip-hop you like

Discussion in 'Miscellaneous [BG]' started by havik180, Apr 13, 2006.

  1. havik180


    Oct 9, 2005
    SF bay area
    Since I took up playing bass I pay more attention to the music "in" songs I listen to. I mainly listen to rock,punk and some metal but there is some rap I can get into or at least respect. I don't see many people talk about it on the board so I was wondering if anybody here listens to rap or hip-hop.

    The Roots play there own instruments , Gangstarr , De la Soul , and A tribe called quest are pretty Jazz heavy in their samples or loops. Too Short and DJ Quick have many "real" instruments in their songs ; bass, piano/keys and drum kits.

    Please list some that you like
  2. BassManPatsFan

    BassManPatsFan Supporting Member

    Feb 20, 2004
    San Francisco
    I like pretty much all of the stuff you mentioned. Also some Atmosphere, Talib Kweli, and Tupac.
    I hate corporate rap, but some of the more underground hip-hop/rap stuff is great.
  3. I like Dalek, cLOUDDEAD, Sage Francis, Atmosphere, Buck 65, Public Enemy,NWA, Early Ice Cube and T, Dr.Dre's The Chronic and this Ukranian group called 5'nizza.
  4. OLD school stuff. Like Grandmaster Flash, and early Run DMC. Back when rap was fun, before it became all about drugs, gangs, and how those things are good. Ugh.

    Rock on
  5. Tom Hutton

    Tom Hutton

    Nov 22, 2004
    For lyricism, check out stuff like Digable Planets or Jurassic 5, and for old-school beats you can't go wrong with the Pharcyde or People Under The Stairs.

    Another one I like is Yesterday's New Quintet, live instrument jazz/hip-hop fusion, all by one guy, Madlib.

    For other non-English stuff, MC Solaar (French) and Der Fantastichen Vier (German) are also pretty cool.

    Good luck, there's tons of great hip-hop out there that's not commercial gansta rap, and it's definitely worth seeking out :)
  6. jiant.


    Jul 3, 2004
    Fort Mill, SC
    Gym Class Heroes
  7. JazzBassMayn


    Dec 10, 2005
    Oregon, OH
    The Roots, Common, Matisyahu are all sweet.
  8. Jimbo


    Dec 4, 2000
    Philadelphia, PA
    jurassic 5

  9. Against Will

    Against Will Supporting Member

    Dec 10, 2003
    Big Sound Central
    Aesop Rock, Cannibal Ox, El-P, Mr. Lif, Sage Francis/Non-Prophets, MF Doom, MF/GM Grimm, Peanut Butter Wolf, P.U.T.S., Madlib, Murs, Athletic Mic League, Outkast, Notorious B.I.G., Wu-Tang, Inspectah Deck, Ghostface, Cunninlynguists, De La Soul, Eric B. & Rakim, Gang Starr, Fugees, Gift of Gab, Immortal Technique, Jay-Z, Jay Dee, Jean Grae, KRS-One, Monsta Island Czars, Non-Phixion, Pete Rock & CL Smooth, Public Enemy, RJD2, Roots Manuva, Slick Rick, Snoop Dogg, Mos Def, Talib Kweli,
  10. ras1983


    Dec 28, 2004
    Sydney, Australia
    that's because its a very controversial subject herer on TB. usually rap/hiphop threads degenerate into flaming contests.

    i myself am a huge fan of Dr Dre's work and snoop's older work, as well as pre-commercialisation (c)rap. basically anything before the year 2000.
  11. canopener


    Sep 15, 2003
    Isle of Lucy
    Early to mid nineties rap is where it's at.
  12. Rumzini


    Feb 14, 2004
    Jackson, MI
    Digital Underground's, Son's of the P, album
  13. the roots, meshell ndegeochello, digable planets, snoop dogg, outkast, raphael saadiq, erykah badu, a tribe called quest, chuck d, digital underground, dela soul, cypress hill, black eyed peas, john legend, d'angelo, tony toni tone, butterfingers.....and so on

    i love hip hop man....sure theres some crap out there, but theres crap in every genre, not just "commercial" rap or hip hop....theres even some really good pop music too
  14. i love hip hop....Atmosphere, tech n9ne, sage francis...
  15. markjazzbassist

    markjazzbassist Supporting Member

    Apr 19, 2005
    Lakewood, OH
    the roots, meshell ndegeocello, erykah badu, van hunt, N. E. R. D.

    all can pull the stuff off live, (nerd is no longer together)
  16. steve21

    steve21 Inactive

    I enjoy Talib Kweli/Black Star, but sadly the only thing I've heard from the above is on Chapelle's Show

    That older (fun) stuff is nice too, just not that much my style.
  17. Vorago

    Vorago (((o)))

    Jul 17, 2003
    Antwerp, Belgium
    The Roots
    Non Phixion
    Antipop Consortium
    Mos Def
    Black Star
    De La Soul
    De Jeugd Van Tegenwoordig
    t Hof Van Commerce

    edit; Aesop Rock

    I'm missing bands...
  18. popinfresh


    Dec 23, 2004
    Melbourne, Aus
    I don't know if they've been mentioned yet, so i'll add Dilated Peoples and old Kanye West stuff.
  19. 13 & God is awesome for some unconventional hip-hop. Check 'em out.
  20. havik180


    Oct 9, 2005
    SF bay area
    bay area rap , hardcore type : dre dog aka andre nikatina , RBL , Mac Dre (rip) , I.M.P , E-40 , cellski , dru down , celly cell , how could I forget , digital underground

    lyricist's : Del tha funky homosapien , souls of mischief , hieroglyphics , lyrics born ,just to name a few

    It's cool to see the variety of music , especially in rap , people are into here. Rap isn't my favorite style of music but when it's good I dig it !!

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