Looking for certain music

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  1. mflo
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    I'm trying to find some rap music that isn't about drugs and violence. It needs to have some sort of instrumental background music (piano, violin, etc.). It can be foreign. I know nothing about rap artists so yeah... I would really appreciate anyones help.
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    Talib Kwali,
    also it seems Russle Simmons is trying to eliminate cursive and abusive language in rap.
     
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    Father Stan Fortuna, the rapping priest.

    They made us listen to that during a religion class, its actually pretty good and funny.
     
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    alright, thanks for the replies, I'll check them out.
     
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    Whats the point LOL. Good thing i do not listen to Rap. Metal FTW
     
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  8. Bowser128

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    I'd say to have a look into KRS-One, he's incredibly self-righteous, but he's the only rapper I can think of that I have never once heard glorifying drugs or violence. Oh, and if you're looking into Talib Kweli, make sure you look for Kweli and not Kwali.


    Hypothetical : "I'm trying to find some metal that isn't about death and screaming"
    "What's the point LOL. Good thing I do not listen to Metal. Rap FTW."

    We can all be stupid, but it's just unnecessary.
     
  9. sirAnger

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    How hard rap are you looking for. One of my favorites is a Japanese rapper m-Flo. His lyrics are pretty clean but he has a bit of a pop sound in his rap.

    Another good option is some of the more recent reggae. It is influenced a fair bit by rap, and from my experience, it's much tamer in the language-and-theme department. Damian Marley is a good example (and he comes from a very musically talented bloodline).

    Edit: Just saw your forum name. I take it you probably have already heard of him. [​IMG] The reggae suggestion is still valid though.
     
  10. mflo
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    Reggae? That's the artist name right?
     
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    Whats the point if it is not about death and screaming
     
  12. sirAnger

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    No, reggae is a genre of music usually originating from Jamaica. As I edited into my post above, Damian Marley is a good artist to start with.
     
  13. aj421

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    Matisyahu is a good reggae artist.
     
  14. suprneb

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    try Nujabes?

    its some pretty mellow stuff with a lot of rhythm and beat
     
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    Spank Rock (Yes it is rap ermm or maybe hip hop)
    Scapegoat Wax
    Immortal Technique (its got the piano part but its still a bit violent)
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    Dan Le Sac vs Scroobius Pip (or just Dan Le Sac)

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yoN6XfyQsr4
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