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Postby Simulacrum » Thu Jul 07, 2005 10:30 pm

Tribe Called Quest B-)

Wu Tang B-)

Dr. Octagon B-)

KRS ONE B-)

Don't know if they're underground but they're my favorites.
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Postby Kingctb27 » Thu Jul 07, 2005 11:09 pm

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kingctb27 wrote:You heard of Paul Wall?


I think I've heard the name at some point, but nothing else. Good?

Yeah, he's pretty good if you ask me. If you've heard of the new guy Mike Jones, that just "surfaced" I guess you would call it...then you've probably heard some of his stuff. ;-D
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Postby Half Massed » Thu Jul 07, 2005 11:30 pm

WharfRat wrote:Getting back to the topic....virtually all of the buddies in my fantasy league enjoy some form of underground hiphop, like 10 out of 12 or so. This is to varying degrees, though. It also depends on how you define underground. Is Mos Def underground? Aceyalone? Blackalicious? Aesop Rock? Afu-Ra?


true, true. i suppose if they would define themselves as underground at this point in their career is a pretty good way to see it. i know mos def wouldn't for example, but aes rock would. of course for some it's more difficult to tell. subject matter in their rap is another way. none of these are rock solid though.
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Postby Half Massed » Thu Jul 07, 2005 11:32 pm

kingctb27 wrote:
WharfRat wrote:
kingctb27 wrote:You heard of Paul Wall?


I think I've heard the name at some point, but nothing else. Good?

Yeah, he's pretty good if you ask me. If you've heard of the new guy Mike Jones, that just "surfaced" I guess you would call it...then you've probably heard some of his stuff. ;-D


i can't put a song to the guy. what general type of stuff does he do? is he more saul williamsy, def juxy, atmospere-y, or what?
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Postby baseball6791 » Fri Jul 08, 2005 2:58 am

kingctb27 wrote:
WharfRat wrote:
kingctb27 wrote:You heard of Paul Wall?


I think I've heard the name at some point, but nothing else. Good?

Yeah, he's pretty good if you ask me. If you've heard of the new guy Mike Jones, that just "surfaced" I guess you would call it...then you've probably heard some of his stuff. ;-D


Mike Jones sure as hell isnt underground... he's club music and gangsta rap all the way "Still Tippin' on four fours, wrapped in four fours
Tippin' on four fours, wrapped in four fours
Tippin' on four fours wrapped in four fours
Pimpin four h*** and I'm packing four fours" WHO... MIKE JONES! Swishahouse representin' :-b
but for real though, Mike Jones is tight but not underground.

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WharfRat wrote:Getting back to the topic....virtually all of the buddies in my fantasy league enjoy some form of underground hiphop, like 10 out of 12 or so. This is to varying degrees, though. It also depends on how you define underground. Is Mos Def underground? Aceyalone? Blackalicious? Aesop Rock? Afu-Ra?


true, true. i suppose if they would define themselves as underground at this point in their career is a pretty good way to see it. i know mos def wouldn't for example, but aes rock would. of course for some it's more difficult to tell. subject matter in their rap is another way. none of these are rock solid though.


I dont think mos def is underground at this point. I think most of the other guys mentioned still are. My favorites are pretty much anything out of quannum (bay area 4 life), its technically "indie" rap but blackalicious is sick. gift of gab (his solo album is awesome) is an insane lyricist. alphabet aerobics and A2G are CRRRRRRRRRAAAAAZY ;-D Latyrx is pretty tite, and Lyrics born alone is pretty cool too, not really as much rap but still cool.
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Postby Art Vandelay » Fri Jul 08, 2005 9:33 am

The Quannum crew is definitely dope. Gift of Gab puts on one of the best live shows I've ever seen. The only better ones that come to mind are Sage Francis and Brother Ali, who, coincidently, are probably my two favorites right now. Ali has a new album dropping later this summer, or this fall or something, that should be absolute fire.
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Postby Half Massed » Fri Jul 08, 2005 3:47 pm

immortal technique drops some crazy accapellas in his live shows. he doesn't come out to the bay area much, but when he does it's always a must-see. the accapellas along with his great songs make it worth it every time.
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Postby WharfRat » Fri Jul 08, 2005 4:20 pm

NinjaTune has some sick artists, but most of them aren't hiphop, more techno and triphop stuff. The Def Jux stuff is incredible, especially Ace Rock, RJD2, and El-P's solo record, though there's no beating the old CoFlow stuff. I've said it before, Binary Star put out one of the best hiphop records EVER in 2000, and OneBeLo is now solo and has his own label with some decent material coming out. And nobody's mentioned The Roots, but they're the grandfathers of this ish.
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Postby Half Massed » Fri Jul 08, 2005 4:54 pm

yeah i'm a big fan of def jux/orphanage stuff. i'm actually listen to I Phantom now at work on my I pod.
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Postby WharfRat » Mon Jul 11, 2005 7:32 am

New crew to check out: Non Phixion. Pretty good, but produced by the GOAT, DJ Premiere. Sick, sick stuff a friend just let me hear, you guys might want to give a listen.
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