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Postby brandnew » Fri Mar 03, 2006 1:11 am

Hey, what're your guys's suggestions for some good stuff? I'm just getting into it a little bit, I just have a couple big cd's -- Hieroglyphics, Jedi Mind Tricks, Aesop Rock...

I searched and saw a couple topics, but it was mostly you guys spitting out names and such. Was hoping we could get something going with suggestions/favs... ;-D
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Postby BGbootha » Fri Mar 03, 2006 1:55 am

Depends on what you are looking for.....I am a little more old skool talking late eighties early nineties hip hop.

My all-time favs...

Dr. Dre - Chronic (NOT chronic 2000)
Westside Connectoin - Bow Down (probably my alltime fav)
Snoop - Doggystyle
Tupac - Greatest Hits, (otherwise you buying 5 CDs)
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Postby logan » Fri Mar 03, 2006 10:11 am

well if you like heiro then i would definitely suggest getting these three albums by del (or involving del) "i wish my brother george was here" "both sides of the brain" and "deltron3030" you wont be dissapointed . also casual and opio's albums (both are in heiro) are also pretty solid as well.also i would suggest the guy in my av Masta Ace. pretty much anything by him is solid but my two favs are "disposable arts" and "long hot summer" . also dialted peoples mos def (earlier stuff) talib kewli common the beatnuts el-p anything prince paul does (which include the terrific handsome boy modeling school cd's) and de la soul. alot of people like mf doom and he and a guy named danger mouse came out with an album called dangerdoom: the mouse and the mask that is pretty cool.

here is a link to buy some stuff online. (you if course don't have to if you don't want to.) they have good prices and usually offer some cool ltd edition stuff when cd's release (signed posters shirts etc) in the deal.

http://www.sandboxautomatic.com/
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Postby DK » Fri Mar 03, 2006 10:52 am

This is my domain of knowledge ;-). Once I get home I'll refer you to some good stuff. ;D

If Art hits this thread before I do he'll help a lot as well. ;D
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Postby baseball6791 » Fri Mar 03, 2006 12:05 pm

Sounds like you're looking for more underground type of things, so here's some names real quick that you might be interested in:

Blackalicious
Gift of Gab
Sage Francis
Lyrics Born
Immortal Technique
Brother Ali
A Tribe Called Quest
Pep Love
Murs
Aceyalone
Boom Bap Project

This is off the top of my head so when I get some more time I'll post a more extensive list ;-D
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Postby Art Vandelay » Fri Mar 03, 2006 12:16 pm

I'm just going to list a bunch of groups and artists that I think you will like given the albums that you named in the first post. If you would like me to elaborate on any of these don't hesitate to ask.

Aceyalone
Atmosphere
Binary Star
Blackalicious
Black Star
Brother Ali
Buck 65 (his early stuff)
Busdriver
Cali Agents
Cee Lo
The Chicharones
Common
The Coup
Eyedea
Felt (Slug and Murs)
Gift of Gab
Hi-Tek
Josh Martinez
Latyrx
Living Legends
Lyrics Born
Mac Lethal
Mos Def
Nobs
Pep Love
Qwel
Sage Francis
Saul Williams
Scarub
Sole
Soul Position
Talib Qweli
Alias (The Other Side of the Looking Glass...his newer stuff isn't really hip hop)
Benefit
Blueprint
Cage
Cannibal Ox
Capital D & The Molemen
C-Rayz Walz
The Cunninglynguists
Deep Puddle Dynamics
Def Jux
The Dynospectrum
Dose One
The Grouch
Illogic
J-Live
J-Zone
MF Doom
Micranots
Moka Only
Mr. Lif
Murs
Mystik Journeymen
Oddjobs
P.O.S.
Sleep
Swollen Members
Zion I

Also, some older groups you may want to check out because of the heavy influence they've had on current artists:

Afrika Bambaataa
AZ
Beastie Boys
Big Daddy Kane
Biz Markie
Black Moon
Black Sheep
Boogie Down Productions
Company Flow
De La Soul
EPMD
Eric B & Rakim
Gangstarr
Goodie Mob
KRS 1
LL Cool J (early stuff only...anything post 1992 is garbage)
Lord Finesse
Mobb Deep
Nas (especially Illmatic)
Nice & Smooth
The Notorious BIG
NWA
Organized Konfusion
Outkast
Pete Rock & CL Smooth
The Pharcyde
Public Enemy
The Roots
Slick Rick
Souls of Mischief (especially '93 Til Infinity)
A Tribe Called Quest
Ultramagnetic MC's
Wu Tang Clan (many of the solo albums from Wu Tang members are classics as well)

Any any of the early, early Sugar Hill Records Stuff:

Sugarhill Gang
Super Wolf
Furious 5
Grandmaster Flash
Spoonie Gee
Cool Herc
Positive Force
Funky 4+1
Trouble Funk
West Street Mob
Trecherous Three
Cash Crew
Busy Bee
Melle Mel
Dana Dane
Kevie Kev


Anyway, there are countless others, but this should get you off to a decent start.
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Postby acsguitar » Fri Mar 03, 2006 1:09 pm

Art Vandelay wrote:I'm just going to list a bunch of groups and artists that I think you will like given the albums that you named in the first post. If you would like me to elaborate on any of these don't hesitate to ask.

Aceyalone
Atmosphere
Binary Star
Blackalicious
Black Star
Brother Ali
Buck 65 (his early stuff)
Busdriver
Cali Agents
Cee Lo
The Chicharones
Common
The Coup
Eyedea
Felt (Slug and Murs)
Gift of Gab
Hi-Tek
Josh Martinez
Latyrx
Living Legends
Lyrics Born
Mac Lethal
Mos Def
Nobs
Pep Love
Qwel
Sage Francis
Saul Williams
Scarub
Sole
Soul Position
Talib Qweli
Alias (The Other Side of the Looking Glass...his newer stuff isn't really hip hop)
Benefit
Blueprint
Cage
Cannibal Ox
Capital D & The Molemen
C-Rayz Walz
The Cunninglynguists
Deep Puddle Dynamics
Def Jux
The Dynospectrum
Dose One
The Grouch
Illogic
J-Live
J-Zone
MF Doom
Micranots
Moka Only
Mr. Lif
Murs
Mystik Journeymen
Oddjobs
P.O.S.
Sleep
Swollen Members
Zion I

Also, some older groups you may want to check out because of the heavy influence they've had on current artists:

Afrika Bambaataa
AZ
Beastie Boys
Big Daddy Kane
Biz Markie
Black Moon
Black Sheep
Boogie Down Productions
Company Flow
De La Soul
EPMD
Eric B & Rakim
Gangstarr
Goodie Mob
KRS 1
LL Cool J (early stuff only...anything post 1992 is garbage)
Lord Finesse
Mobb Deep
Nas (especially Illmatic)
Nice & Smooth
The Notorious BIG
NWA
Organized Konfusion
Outkast
Pete Rock & CL Smooth
The Pharcyde
Public Enemy
The Roots
Slick Rick
Souls of Mischief (especially '93 Til Infinity)
A Tribe Called Quest
Ultramagnetic MC's
Wu Tang Clan (many of the solo albums from Wu Tang members are classics as well)

Any any of the early, early Sugar Hill Records Stuff:

Sugarhill Gang
Super Wolf
Furious 5
Grandmaster Flash
Spoonie Gee
Cool Herc
Positive Force
Funky 4+1
Trouble Funk
West Street Mob
Trecherous Three
Cash Crew
Busy Bee
Melle Mel
Dana Dane
Kevie Kev


Anyway, there are countless others, but this should get you off to a decent start.


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Postby Half Massed » Fri Mar 03, 2006 3:19 pm

My top 6 at the moment: Aesop Rock, Sage Francis, Saul Williams, Atmosphere, Immortal Technique and Dos Noun.

Ace Rock you know. Which album do you have? Labor Days is considered his best.

Sage Francis is more poetic hip hop. He was a slam poet before going into rap. I've been listening to his newest album, A Healthy Distrust, a lot recently. He also makes up Non-Prophets with Joe Beats. I only have the album Hope from them, but it's quite good.

Saul Williams is also poetic hip hop. Same situation as Sage, but Saul gets more poetic than Sage does in his songs. Both his albums are good.

Atmosphere is pretty much indy rap. Slug raps a lot about women, but everything he does is dope. Se7en's Travels is considered the breakthrough album, but I personally like all of them.

Immortal Technique is revolutionary hip hop. Most songs are political or about the struggles of poor people. Revolutionary Vol. 2 is his best.

Dos Noun is much less known than the other guys, but he's just as dope. He's a Jewish guy from Pittsburg and has some really complex ideas and rhymes. Paper Animals is probably the better of his two albums, though the second (I forget its name... starts with a C), has some very good stuff on it.
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Postby Half Massed » Fri Mar 03, 2006 3:26 pm

Art Vandelay wrote:Atmosphere
Blackalicious
Brother Ali
Buck 65 (his early stuff)
Eyedea
Felt (Slug and Murs)
Living Legends
Mac Lethal
Mos Def
Qwel
Sage Francis
Saul Williams
Sole
Soul Position
Alias (The Other Side of the Looking Glass...his newer stuff isn't really hip hop)
Benefit
Blueprint
Cage
Cannibal Ox
Capital D & The Molemen
C-Rayz Walz
The Cunninglynguists
Def Jux
The Grouch
Illogic
MF Doom
Mr. Lif
Murs
Mystik Journeymen

Also, some older groups you may want to check out because of the heavy influence they've had on current artists:

Company Flow
De La Soul
Gangstarr
KRS 1
Souls of Mischief (especially '93 Til Infinity)
A Tribe Called Quest


From Art's list, those are the ones that I'm most into (although I haven't heard some of the guys I deleted). Any of the above guys are great ways to go, but some are more abstract than others (Alias for example). From what you've bought, these are all good options.
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Postby Art Vandelay » Fri Mar 03, 2006 4:32 pm

Half Massed wrote:Sage Francis is more poetic hip hop. He was a slam poet before going into rap. I've been listening to his newest album, A Healthy Distrust, a lot recently. He also makes up Non-Prophets with Joe Beats. I only have the album Hope from them, but it's quite good.


Hope is the only album from Non-Prophets...although another one is supposedly in the works. Also, Sage wasn't a slam poet before he got into rap, that's a common misconception. He has been rapping since he was a teenager, and continued that through high school and college. But he did reach national prominence on the slam poetry cercuit before he did through his music, so people often think poetry came before the music, which is erroneous.
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