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.
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'
but for real though, Mike Jones is tight but not underground.
Half Massed wrote:
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
Latyrx is pretty tite, and Lyrics born alone is pretty cool too, not really as much rap but still cool.