Hip Hop!

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  1. Jake!

    Jake! Well-Known Member

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    Well, in light of giving Donuts a spin, I'm now very interested in looking up some other Hip Hop albums. I've never given the genre much attention, but VMP has done exactly what I hoped--it's gotten me interested in things I never would have listened to before!

    So, let's talk Hip Hop. What are some albums worth listening to?
     
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  2. Taylor

    Taylor Well-Known Member

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    Deltron 3030- Deltron 3030 (my personal favorite)
    Black on Both Sides- Mos Def
    Things Fall Apart - The Roots
    Cannibal Ox - Cold Vein
    MMmm.... Food- MF Doom

    and hundreds of others. I'll let the rest of VMP do their job. And here's a great underground artist that I love, it is a duo from New York.

    The Doppelgangaz. Check out Lone Sharks album by them. Great beats and dark humor rhymes.
     
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  3. De La Tribe

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    Don't have time to give a good run down at the moment. But for now there's only 4 words you need to know: A Tribe Called Quest.
     
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    A Tribe Called Quest - Midnight Marauders
    MF Doom - Doomsday
    Madvillainy ( Obviously)
    Quasimoto - All his stuff

    Edit:

    RAKTING
    DEATH GRIPS
     
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  5. Benjamin Dashley

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    Blackalicious - Blazing Arrow (My introduction to the genre.)
    Chance the Rapper - Acid Rap
    Kanye West - My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy
    Beastie Boys (Anything, obviously)
    Run the Jewels - Run the Jewels 2
    Blakroc is a GREAT intro.

    Enjoy! And let us know.
     
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    Yeah, you're going to definitely want to check out some Tribe. Midnight Marauders is a classic, Low End Theory is also worth a listen.
    Going to throw a few older titles out there from the 80s/90s you may also wanna check out.

    Public Enemy - It Takes A Nation of Millions to Hold Us Back
    Del tha Funkee Homosapien - I Wish My Brother George Was Here
    The Fugees - The Score (also Lauren Hill's "Miseducation" and Wyclef's first solo, "The Carnival" - but skip the others)
    Gang Starr - Moment of Truth (which is getting reissued very soon)
    EPMD - Strictly Business
    DJ Quik - Quik is the Name
    Jurassic 5 - Quality Control
    Someone is going to say 2Pac, may as well start with the classic - Me Against the World
     
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    Hieroglyphics - 3rd Eye Vision
    Wu-Tang Clan - Enter The Wu-Tang
    Kendrick Lamar - Good Kid M.A.A.D. City
    Flying Lotus - Los Angeles (more on the instrumental side but still a great listen)
    Freddie Gibbs - Pinata
    Death Grips - The Money Store
    J Dilla - Yancey Boys (the instrumental version is great as well)
    Notorious B.I.G. - Ready to Die

    There are so many to name!
     
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    Lootpack - Da antidote !
     
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  9. MusicToLurePigeonsBy

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    Its dark and hell is hot- DMX
     
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    I only just recently started listening to hip-hop but I really enjoy these albums:

    Flying Lotus - You're Dead!
    Frank Ocean - channel ORANGE
    Kendrick Lamar - To Pimp a Butterfly
    Kendrick Lamar - good kid, m.A.A.d city

    I know these are all recent albums and not really classics to the genre or anything, but like I said.. I just recently got into the genre. :oops:
     
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    Great choices regardless! You could have listed rubbish like 2 Chainz.
     
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    Big L - Life of the poor and dangerous.
     
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    Nas - Illmatic

    Black Star - Mos Def and Talib Kweli are Black Star

    GZA - Liquid Swords

    Lupe Fiasco - Food and Liquor

    Jay-Z - Reasonable Doubt
     
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    Love the nod to Lupe. I feel like he's pretty underrated.
     
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    Tetsuo & Youth was vastly overlooked (and overshadowed) this year. Gonna make a great summer listen.
     
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    Ultramagnetic MCs‎: critical beatdown
    Littlte Brother: the listening
    Beastie Boys: Paul's Boutique
    Rage Against the Machine: self titled (yes, i consider them hip hop)
    The Roots: things fall apart
    Aesop Rock: float
    Shing02: 400 (a little bit of japanese hip hop never hurt nobody)
     
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  17. Bryce

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    Really digging the MF Doom stuff.. I never thought to check it out until after seeing your post. Now I'll have to look into A Tribe Called Quest and Quasimoto.
     
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    MF DOOM also has a lot of pseudonyms, so if you're digging Operation Doomsday check out King Geedorah, Viktor Vaughn, JJ DOOM, DOOM, NehruvianDOOM - all dynamite! Another favorite of mine is his Special Herbs releases, which is all instrumental versions of his beats. There's a three CD full compilation, or the newer vinyl version with longer versions of the songs on five volumes (vol. 7 & 8 is the best IMO), and all come with beats from his original group KMD.

    He did another really cool project with Lil Sci (of Scienz Of Life) called John Robinson, Who Is This Man? DOOM only raps on one track, but he did all the beats. You don't miss him though, Lil Sci is well on point.



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    Quasimoto is real cool too. I'd suggest starting with Yessir, Whatever. That's the most accessible of the Quasimoto albums. Madlib is a rather eccentric producer (I definitely don't mean that in a bad way at all), and it could be hard to jump right in to something like The Further Adventures Of Lord Quas without having a good Madlib base first.
     
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    awesome suggestions in this thread. dig deeper into other albums by given artists too. one of my favorites that hasn't been mentioned yet is
    Black Star - Mos Def and Talib Kweli Are Black Star
     
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    My 2nd favorite hip-hop group, right behind ATCQ, is LA based People Under The Stairs. If you like Tribe, they're highly Tribe influenced but still do a lot of different stuff.

    And though J Dilla is generally considered the greatest underground beat maker of all time, my vote would go to Thes One of PUTS.

    Like I said, they do a lot of different and innovative beats so the albums can be very different from one to the next. For instance, they're last album 12 Step Program was made completely from samples, while the album before that, Highlighter, had a lot of original studio compositions.

    12 Step Program would be a great album to start with as it gives a good cross-section of their overall style, like a greatest hits album of all new material. O.S.T. is probably their best known and is quite, quite good. In fact, I'd have no problem saying that OST is the most underrated album of all time.

    Here's a couple of funky hits:


     
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