recommend me some hiphop/rap

Discussion in 'General Off-Topic Chat' started by xcalibur, Oct 24, 2008.

  1. xcalibur

    xcalibur Gbatemp's Chocolate Bear

    Jun 2, 2007
    Sacred Heart
    It all just started with this one video:

    Then I went and looked into it a bit more and found some more songs like it and I realised that hiphop/rap is not that bad.
    I used to listen to it a lot when I was a kid but then I got into puberty and felt I had to be a nonconformist and started listening to rock.
    So now I've rediscovered the genre and even though this doesnt mean that I'm all into rap and going to abandon rock., I don't see why I shouldn't listen to good music.

    Here's a list of my current likes:

    Dial My Heart - The Boys
    Him Or Me - Today
    It Takes Two - Rob Base
    Just Got Paid - Johnny Kemp
    We Got Our Own Thang- Heavy D & The Boyz
    I'm So Into You -SWV
    Money Can't Buy Yo... - Ralph Tresvant
    Don't Be Cruel -Bobby Brown
    Feels Good Tony! -Toni! Toné!
    Motownphilly - Boyz II Men
    flyPaper - k-os
    Can I kick it? - A Tribe Called Quest
    Small Town Girl - MJG
    Hope - Twista ft. Faith Evans
    Hostile Gospel Pt. 1 [Deliver Us] (OFFICIAL) - Talib Kweli

    Also, please keep any anti-rap pro-rock comments out of here please.
  2. TrolleyDave

    TrolleyDave Philosolosophising

    Former Staff
    Jan 1, 2007
    Wales, UK
    Check out the Flobots Fight With Tools album, it's fantastic. Smart lyrics, smooth sounds and great samples. I'd also recommend pretty much any Chuck D, De La Sould (3 Feet High is my favourite), Disposable Heroes of Hip-hopricy and Spearhead. I'll go through my collection and see what I can recommend.

    Any particular style or sound you hate? I'm not a massive fan of gangsta rap (although Ice T is awesome) so I'm not too up on that stuff.
  3. xcalibur

    xcalibur Gbatemp's Chocolate Bear

    Jun 2, 2007
    Sacred Heart
    Thanks for all the recommendations. I'll make sure to check them out.
    Also, I'm not really sure either, I haven't really bothered listening to hiphop/rap in the past couple of years so I'm kind of trying to keep an open mind. I guess I'll find out through trial and error.
    I actually heard the song handlebars by flobots a while back and I thougt they were nu metal. I loved it but my mate said the rest was rubbish so I ddin't bother listening.
  4. da_head

    da_head A dying dream..

    Apr 7, 2008
    Toronto, Canader!
    dj khalid has a few decent songs [​IMG]
  5. Lyuse

    Lyuse Newbie

    The Roots have some good stuff like this Seed 2.0
  6. Jundeezy

    Jundeezy GBAtemp Regular

    Sep 8, 2007
    United States
    The kind of rap/hiphop I listen to is different from that in the video, but the people I listen to a lot are Hieroglypics, Jurassic 5, Run D.M.C., Crown City Rockers, Gym Class Heroes, and I think Lupe Fiasco has some good ones.

    If you are looking for some samples search on youtube High Fidelity - Jurassic 5 or At the Helm - Hieroglypics.

    EDIT: put in high fidelity.

    yeah they are good too. they are the ones who make their beats with instruments right?
  7. Gore

    Gore GBAtemp Advanced Maniac

    Oct 15, 2007
    United States
    NO. I must HIGHLY recommend against DJ Khalad.

    FLOBOTS (My favorite song by them would be Rise.)
    Beastie Boys
    Don't want to stray too far from the original idea..

  8. JPH

    JPH Banned

    Jul 11, 2006
    United States
    Eazy-E, Bone Thugs, and Tupac. [​IMG]

    Also, lovin' that Small Town Girl remix I got phoood, eh? [​IMG]
  9. Jundeezy

    Jundeezy GBAtemp Regular

    Sep 8, 2007
    United States
    I think it's DJ Khaled and I also recommend against him.
  10. Sstew

    Sstew GBAtemp's Grim Reaper.

    Jul 15, 2008
    United States
    Go for Thrash Metal,
    Some Metallica, Slayer, ect.

    but if you must go back to Hip/Hop Rap

    I'd go with what JPH said.

    Bone Thugs,
    Notorious BIG
    Jay-Z (possibly)

    Everything on the radio now is crap, and sounds like some kids wrote it
    (Soulja Boy)

    The only decent artist out now is Lil' Wayne, But he's not amazing

    I agree DONT go with DJ Khaled
  11. Nottulys

    Nottulys GBAtemp Fan

    Jan 22, 2008
    United States
    Pretty much anything K-Os, his Collected CD has a couple of great Remixes of some songs from him. Ummmm, theres all kinds of different material out there, theres Bone Thugs-n-Harmony, Tech N9ne and all of his Strange Music Affiliates, ICP, Twizted, Tha Dogg Pound, 2Pac, Eminem, Biggie, Damian Marley, Bob Marley, all kinds of music.

    @JPH - I didnt know you listened to some Thug ass shit!!! Thats tight. RIP Eazy one of the greats.
  12. dinofan01

    dinofan01 Misses the old days...

    Jul 4, 2008
    United States
    Before your start listening to any recent stuff I suggest listening to the classics. Public enemy, black star, run dmc, Cyprus hill, tupac, biggie smalls, dr. dre, jay-z, kanye west, snoop dogg, warren g, black sheep, dilated people, and the game. Start of with start like that. Then you can go even deeper into hip-hop.
  13. TrolleyDave

    TrolleyDave Philosolosophising

    Former Staff
    Jan 1, 2007
    Wales, UK
    Some good tunes I can recommend :

    Nas - Get Down (fucking fantastic track)
    50 Cent - Patiently Waiting. (Normally don't like him but it's a great tune)
    Hoodratz - Dis Buds 4 U (although I think I remember you quoting some HR a while back)
    Flobots - Stand Up (One of the best tracks I've heard in years)
    Jurassic 5 - Quality Control (although everything they do is awesome)
    Tribe Called Quest - 1ce Again.
    PM Dawn - Set Adrift On Memory Bliss
    De La Soul - B.U.D.D.Y.
    Afrikka Bambaata - World Destruction
    Outkast - Ms Jackson
    Queen Latifah - U.N.I.T.Y. (or pretty much anything she's ever done!)
    Naughty By Nature - O.P.P. (similar sound to Tri
    Mos Def - The Definition
    Ton Loc - Wild Thing
    Sir Mix A Lot - Baby Got Back
    Missy Elliot - Gossip Folks
    Digital Underground - The Humpty Dance
    Ice T - Radio
    Cypress Hill - Cock The Hammer
    Method Man - Bring The Pain
    Beastie Boys - Intergalactic
    Naughty By Nature - Hip Hop Hooray
    NWA - Express Yourself (Usually hate NWA but this is a great track)

    I'll post some more up later! [​IMG]

    Oh yeah, thought this was funny.

  14. CorruptJon

    CorruptJon :)

    May 14, 2006
    United States
    Tech N9ne
  15. jesuschristmonke

    jesuschristmonke GBAtemp Regular

    Jun 13, 2008
    United States
    The Global Economic Plantation
    Grandmaster Flash and the furious five
    Schooly D
    Doug E. Fresh
  16. IOS37

    IOS37 Advanced Member

    May 23, 2008
    United States
    Underground hip hop
    Atmosphere, Sage Francis, Buck 65, Shapeshifters, 2Mex, Eyedea, Awol one
  17. .TakaM

    .TakaM .II

    Oct 8, 2004
    New Zealand
    my favourite artists basically:

    Beastie Boys
    Bone Thugs N Harmony
    Che Fu (New Zealand)
    Dead Prez
    Immortal Technique (Might be a little too extreme for your tastes though) ("Aids infested child molesters aren't sicker than me")
    Kanye West (kinda going off him now though)
    Lupe Fiasco (best new rapper of the last.. 10 years?)
    Mobb Deep
    Mos Def (I'd take a bullet for him)
    Nas (Him too)
    Nesian Mystik (New Zealand)
    Outkast (Don't like their new music a whole lot though)
    Scribe (New Zealand)
    Talib Kweli (Bullets? Him too)
    Tupac (Of course)

    incidentally, I've recently been getting into rock music, only really listened to hip-hop my whole life
  18. Vater Unser

    Vater Unser GBAtemp Addict

    Oct 28, 2004
    Gambia, The
    Pen Island
    Not exactly hiphop, but excellent nonetheless: The Bug - London Zoo [​IMG]
  19. GBA_Temper


    Nov 15, 2006
    United States
    Atlanta,Ga. United States
    Try to search TI, Lil Wayne ,Lil boosie,Shop Boyz,Young Jeezy (mike Jones),Gucci Mane,Pastor Troy,Archie Eversole*old*, DA Brat*old*, Oh yeah did I say Mike Jones (WHO)
  20. War

    War Take it easy~

    Oct 26, 2007
    Hmm... well, I like Nujabes, they did some songs for Samurai Champloo. (Yes, they are good even though they did animu songs)