Can I get some suggestions for rap?
I'll explain myself
So after seeing a few threads this past month or so talking about rap, I finally decided to give the genre a go. I am a huge EDM fan, and I live for genres like Deep House, Trapstep etc etc. I've always loathed rap (at least every bit of it which I heard) because it just seemed like a black man complaining about how his life was very hard but now he's going to list to me how many women have given him STIs and how many cars he can fit in his latest hoe's vagina or some bollocks like that.
I figured I'd start with Kendrick Lamar, seeing as there was that whole hubbub about "Good Kid, m.A.A.d City" not winning some award and I wanted to see what all the complaining was about. It was ok, I liked some of the beats and I guess his lyrical content was above average for a rapper.
So I've taken a stab at listening to Chance the Rapper, Lupe Fiasco, Childish Gambino and then, on suggestion from a work colleague, some "old skool" stuff from the likes of 2Pac, Notorious BIG, N.W.A. and Nas
Some of the songs I recognised from hearing as I was growing up, others were ok. I know there are a couple of you out there who are proponents of rap and could suggest me stuff.
This isn't a thread for "oh post the most underground person you know because you're so cool", I'd like suggestions which have both good, meaningful lyrical content (wordplay etc is a bonus) and generally good beats in the genre of rap.
I'd be very appreciative for any suggestions.
And no, do not tell me to listen to Eminem, I've given him enough of my time to decide he's ok but not really all that special.
i've been on a biggie kick for the past couple of weeks. otherwise, go for odd future. they're kinda "edgy", but it's less for shock value and more for fun. gambino is real good as well; you can't go wrong with his old shit, that's the best part. i'd also say j. cole; take a stab at the album born sinner. it's hip hop, but it's good as fuck.
Kendrick Lamar, Yung Lean, Flatbush Zombies, Earl Sweatshirt, Danny Brown, Ab-Soul
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SkekeADB8Z4&list=FLKBHH1jpxusm0oUrOkZ3S5g#t=30 LIL DURK BITCH LIL DURK MOTHERFUCKING IM GDK FK THE OPPS BRO, No but really, the "Chiraq" scene Is cool as fuck. Check out L'A Capone (r.i.p) RondoNumbaNine, S.dot, chief keef and Edai
Wu-Tang Clan is pretty much epic I think you'll enjoy Wu Tang forever also. I can back up >>544389357 's claim on Rakim. You might wanna listen to GZA's Liquid Swords. I'll write more if I get to remember something worthy
Gotta listen to RondoNumbaNine nigguh recently got charged with a murder so you know what nigguh is a G, listen to his music he is crazy
MGK- less "meaningful" on some of his stuff, but talented none the less.
^same with tech nine. Got skills though.
Dumbfounded- now known as Parker
The Palmer squares are alright
I could keep going. But that's a good start
OP, Give Doris a chance. Cool beats and really good wordplay.
Big L - flmboyant, casualties of a dice game, street struck, anything off of his first album.
immortal Technique - The 4th Branch, the Prophecy, Dance With The Devil, Obnixious
Lantana - All Hustle No Luck, Can't Speak on Yall.
Slick Rick - childrens story
I don't dickride OF. But you have called anyone listening to modern rap a faggot. OF mostly is eh, but denying Earl's talent is exactly what a hipster faggot "Old hip hop head" would do.
of is good. i respects earls lyrics. but he is a fucking bitch. he always complains about his fans, like fuck you bro, your fans are the reason your famous you fucking cunt. god dammit i hate him as a person.
If you want to listen to rap that isn't just about bitches, money and drugs then it's pretty hard to come up with artists.
Good beats, lyricism and hooks? Here are a few albums that I really enjoyed:
YG-My Krazy Life
Freddie Gibs- Pinata
Schoolboy Q- Oxymoron
Pusha-T - My name is my name
G.O.O.D. Music- Cruel Summer
A$AP Rocky- Long Live ASAP (listen to Suddenly, its great wordplay and the hook at the end makes the song)
A$AP Ferg - Trap Lord
try some grime and also listen to people like p money, kano, giggs, devlin, dizzee rascal ,
what do you think of these?
Listen to army of the pharoes and from there you can branch out to see which individual artist you like from the group. I prefer celph titled and king syze
Immortal Technique is another one good you like word play. A lot of his stuff is conspiracy theories and killing people. But it's interesting and his actual skills as a writer and lyricist are really impressive.
>not having run the jewels as the only album on your playlist
I'm also a big EDM fan so I hope I can give some good suggestions.
Killer Mike, specifically the albums R.A.P. Music and Run the Jewels, however R.A.P. Music has a few tracks with the "complaining" that you seem to dislike, but not the "my bitch suck my dick then left" complaining. The guy that makes his beats also does EDM, and even does a verse or two on some songs, a lot of verses in Run the Jewels.
Common, has a lot of hit or miss songs.
Earl Sweatshirt, but I didn't care for a lot of his new album. His lyrics can be good but there isn't much energy, things can be pretty monotone sometimes.
The Cool Kids
>anon mentions a single member of OF and mentions he is a good lyricist
>dickride Odd Future like they're the greatest thing to happen to hip-hop.
It is like you can't even read.
>post-2001 eminem is shit
>being this mad because you're a 16 year old OF dick riding faggot
More unknown, but awesome production value and average to above average lyricism.
Apollo Brown and Hassaan Mackey
So what's the most badass rap you can find? I have no idea where to start that's why Im asking.
Raping about drugs, rape, murder, kill white people and etc. I've tried some Ice-T before and he's pretty good
>>544388648 if you're not listening to Schoolboy Q you're doing it wrong.
If you're into electronica here's a few I believe you would like
Odd future is the best thing to have happened to rap today. They are better than any Eminem, 2pac, or anything else that you could state. So don't even try.
50 Cent - Get Rich or Die Tryin – 2002
Atmosphere - God Loves Ugly - 2002
Big Boi - Sir Lucious Left Foot: The Son of Chico Dusty – 2010
Blu & Exile - Below The Heavens - 2007
Cam'ron - Purple Haze – 2004
Cannibal Ox - The Cold Vein - 2001
Clipse- Lord Willin' - 2002
Clipse - Hell Hath No Fury - 2006
Common - Be – 2005
DangerDoom - The Mouse and The Mask - 2006
Danny Brown - XXX – 2011
Death Grips - The Money Store - 2012
Drake - Take Care - 2011
The Game – The Documentary – 2005
Ghostface Killah - Fishscale - 2006
Jay-Z - The Blueprint - 2001
Jay-Z - The Black Album – 2003
J Dilla- Donuts - 2006
Kanye West - The College Dropout – 2004
Kanye West - Late Registration - 2005
Kanye West - My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy – 2010
Kendrick Lamar - Section.80 - 2011
Kendrick Lamar - Good Kid, mA.A.d City -2012
Kid Cudi - Man on the Moon: The End of Day – 2009
Killer Mike - R.A.P. Music - 2012
Lil Wayne - Tha Carter 2 - 2005
Lil Wayne - Tha Carter 3 – 2008
Ludacris - Word of Mouf - 2001
Lupe Fiasco - Food and Liquor – 2006
Lupe Fiasco - The Cool - 2007
Madvillain - Madvillany – 2004
MF DOOM - Mm...Food – 2004
Mos Def - The Ecstatic – 2009
N.E.R.D. - In Search Of... - 2001
Nas - Stillmatic – 2001
Nujabes - Metaphorical Music - 2003
Nujabes - Modal Soul - 2005
Outkast - Speakerboxxx/The Love Below – 2003
Raekwon - Only Built For Cubin Linx Pt. 2 - 2009
The Roots - Game Theory - 2006
The Roots - How I Got Over - 2010
The Roots - Undun – 2011
Scarface - The Fix - 2002
Talib Kweli - Quality - 2002
T.I. - Trap Muzik - 2003
T.I. - King – 2006
UGK - Underground Kingz - 2007
Waka Flocka Flame - Flockaveli – 2010
Young Jeezy – Let’s Get It: Thug Motivation 101 - 2005
pinata is god's work manifested in a 17 (21 tracks if you do it right) project