1 May 2010 21:06
Sound, never really listen to UK stuff (don't like grime much) Foreign Beggars are good and theres an Edinburgh group that I know through work who are alright.
1 May 2010 21:11
Too hard to name a top 5 (dead or alive) so I'll just put who I've listened to most during certain periods
Dre/Snoop/Em/Xzibit - got me into rap
Nas/Jay/AZ - when I started listening more
Juice/Supernat/Canibus/Jin - when I started listening to more freestyles
Lupe/Wayne/TI/Kanye - when it became about the swagger
Don't listen to any new hip hop now but have Jay Electronica on my playlist
1 May 2010 21:16
Nah, what's it about? Got a link by any chance?
That was when I was properly into battles and freestyles, I remember JumpOff called me up for an audition but I was small and pussied out.
1 May 2010 21:19
Biggie - Ready to Die
Wu Tang - 36 Chambers
The Coup - Pick a Bigger Weapon
Cage - Hells Winter, both of Lupe's, College Dropout
MF Doom/Vinnie Paz
1 May 2010 21:35
A few unmentioned ones..
Clipse - lord willin'
Common - like water for chocolate
1 May 2010 21:38
ATCQ - The Low End Theory
Eminem - The Marshall Mathers LP
Kanye - The College Dropout
I'm sure there are other good ones but those are my favourite ones i can think of…
Just been reminded of one by foxtrot: Clipse - Hell Hath No Fury
1 May 2010 21:40
Just artists I really connect to and listen to loads hard to mention albums but here goes:
A tribe called quest hence Q tip as well
1 May 2010 21:48
n.a.s.a. have some quality collabs on the spirit of apollo the likes of krs one, del tha funky homosapien etc.
1 May 2010 21:52
downloading a collection of jay electronica tracks..will post link for those who want it
1 May 2010 21:52
Haha nah I'm not even being overly pessimistic or anything. People have been going on about how hip hop's dead for years, but it's still one of, if not the most popular music in the world. However…it's no secret that downloading has had a bigger impact on hip hop's sales than any other genre. So between that, and having to now give a significant chunk of your profits to anyone you sampled from, means nobody wants to sample anymore (not even Kanye, whose whole appeal started off as him bringing back the good ol' soul sample). So for a music genre essentially built on sampling, it just doesn't really look good…
That's not to say that non-sampled stuff is no good though. Sorry, I'm rambling.
Edit: Yeah I heard that Jay/Puffy track today. I like it.
1 May 2010 21:56
any song produced by just blaze is a win, dont think any other producers come close