Essential Rap tunes suggest away

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Apr 2, 2008
  1. Moots
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    Over the last few months I have been listening to the most important and essential classic rock albums from the 60's, 70's and early 80's.

    Now I am going onto rap, I need you guys to recommend the best of the best of rap. I know when it comes to music everyone has thier own opinions so don't tear down others, Example those of you who prefer to stay away from mainstream music and rip on anything more than 25 people listen too....you know the people.....I listen to bands that aren't even out yet kind of people.

    I am already going through all of dre, snoop, Biggy, Run DMC, Tupac, NWA the big stuff.

    So suggest away whether its an artist overall, just an album, or maybe just a song let me know.....except P diddy.....just don't enjoy him at all.

    Thanks guys.
     
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    2Pac definitely. He basically defines good rap.

    Bone Thugs N Harmony are some good shit. Make sure to get the early albums, as the new ones are aren't as great and they've kinda fizzled out.

    Other than, Crank the Soulja Boy! Yoooouuuu! [​IMG]
     
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    Kurious - A Constipated Monkey

    3rd Bass - The Cactus Album / Derelicts of Dialect

    Wu-Tang Clan - Enter the Wu (36 Chambers)

    L.L.Cool J - Momma Said Knock You Out

    The Pharcyde - Bizarre Ride to The Pharcyde

    The Goats - Tricks of the Shade

    Tim Dog - Penicillin on Wax

    Digital Underground - Sex Packets

    Disposable Heroes of Hiphoprisy - Hypocrisy is the Greatest Luxury


    It may all be old, but it's all good.
     
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    De La Soul, Public Enemy, Disposible Heroes of Hip-Hoprisy, Grandmaster Flash, Melle Mel, Ice T (one of 2 gangsta rappers that I like), Cypress Hill (the other one), Spearhead, A Tribe Called Quest, Hoodratz, Afrikka Bambatta, George Clinton and the P-Funk (not really rap but fucking great all the same!), Beastie Boys, House Of Pain/Everlast, Jurassic 5, The Sugahill Gang, Naughty By Nature, Run DMC, Rock Steady Crew.

    Forget about gangsta rap and go with proper rap/hip-hop. IMO Pubic Enemy are without a doubt the greatest rap group ever and then De La Soul.
     
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    Spearhead are great ... especially the 'Home' album.
     
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    Love it! They're alot more soul-like and smooth than Disposabile Heroes. Home had "Hole in the bucket" on it didn't it?

    EDIT : Although saying that Drug Of The Nation is still one of my all time favourite tunes of any style.
     
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    Yeah ... and "Positive" ... which is an amazing track ... as well as "Financial Leprosy", which Michael Franti used to perform live with Hiphoprisy, as which was the B-side to "Television, Drug of the Nation".

    Best Franti track ever, IMO, is "Language of Violence".

    I still have a 1992 tour T-shirt for Hiphoprisy, which has a baby on it, sucking on a teat, that is growing out of the side of a television ... there is a gun on the TV's screen.
     
  8. scubersteve

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    K-Os.
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    He's from Toronto.
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    -Joyful Rebellion
    -Atlantis (Hymns for the Disco)
     
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    I totally forgot about Language Of Violence, a blinder of a track. I'm feeling all nostalgiac now and I'm gonna have to dig through my CD collection now! I never did get the chance to see Franti live, he was supposed to be excellent. It's a shame rap has become all about guns and ho's now, it used to be a really smart and positive genre of music.
     
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    He was awesome live ... saw him twice in one year .. also, you should check out the movie he made, I Know I'm Not Alone, as well as some old Beatnigs tracks, if you can find them.
     
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    I'm not really huge on rap at all, more of a jazz aficionado, but I can't deny that there are two artist in particular which are the shit when it comes to hip hop... the Beastie Boys & the Wu-Tang Clan. Here are a list of their best albums. Ones with a * next to them are my favorites.

    Beastie Boys:

    Licensed to Ill *
    Paul's Boutique *
    Ill Communication
    Hello Nasty


    Wu-Tang Clan:

    Enter the Wu-Tang (36 Chambers) *
    Wu-Tang Forever *
    The W *
    Iron Flag


    If you had to pick any one of them to listen to first, I'd go for Paul's Boutique. It can only be best described as "shifting to layers of samples and beats so intertwined they move beyond psychedelic; it's a painting with sound." - Stephen Thomas Erlewine (Allmusic.com). Also, thanks to The Dust Brothers distinctive work, the album was widely acclaimed among the most innovative and influential albums of the period for its pioneering use of digital sampling. Plus, it's a hell of a lot of fun, no matter how many times you've heard it. [​IMG]

    I have too many favorite songs on that album to list any, the whole album is flawless in my opinion.
     
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    Cheers for that mate, I didn't even know he'd done a movie and I don't remember hearing any Beatnigs tracks. Any particular tracks or albums you can recommend?
     
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    They only had one album, called The Beatnigs ... it was the group he was in before Hiphoprisy.
     
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    Speak the Hungarian rapper.

    Not really [​IMG]
    I seem to like Tech N9ne's stuff. Pretty good.
     
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    I strongly suggest Royce Da 5'9" he is one of the best.
     
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    I only like Wu Tang, NWA, Mike Jones, and Busta Rhymes.

    I say an essential is NWA - Straight out of Compton.
     
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    Nas, he's among the greatest rappers of all time.
    Talib Kweli and Lupe Fiasco also have some great songs.
     
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    2PAC was a modern poet ... like baudelaire RIP

    Out of all the us commercial cr*p you can check weird things like Buddha Brand / Shakkazombie it is japanese ;-)


    ??? (Buddha Brand/Shakkazombie)... this one is an Old School Classic but they also commit a Goodfellaz album and various others including tracks for animes.

    If you want to listen a real french rap here is one from keny Arkana a real altermondialist engaged female singer (with english subtitles)


    or



    you can download a highest version ( 25.5 Mo) ( http://www.because.tv/public/kenyarkana/la...e_eng_large.wmv ) and others things directly from her site.

    Let me know what you think about them ;-)
     
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    I know most of these have been suggested, but anyways:

    Rappers Delight- SugerHill Gang
    Changes- Tupac
    Tricky- Run DMC
    Bust a Move- Run DMC
    Baby Got Back- Sir-Mix-Alot
    Still Dre- Dr. Dre
    Aint No Sunshine- (Can't remember.)
    Jump Around- House of Pain
     

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