Know your hip hop?

Discussion in 'Music genres, Bands and Artists' started by VikingToker, Aug 14, 2011.

  1. Hey GC,

    There's not a lot of hip hop where I'm from. I've always kinda liked it, but my knowledge is limited, and I've not found a lot of stuff I really liked (People Under the Stairs, Army of the Pharaohs and Jurassic 5 are the only ones who have stuck) - can you recommend me something really good? Your favorites maybe? I don't know much about the genre!

    Just for kicks, for those of you interested, this what rapping sounds like in Norwegian:

    [ame=]Klovner i Kamp - Nattens sønner - YouTube[/ame]
  2. PUTS is my favorite hip hop group... glad they stand out
    Check out:
    Five Deez
    Basic Vocab
    One Be Lo
    Little Brother
    Slum Village (Fantastic, Vol 2)
    Jazz Addix
    Zion I
    The Strange Fruit Project
    Blue Scholars
  3. This is a great list. You should definitely check out Slum Village and pretty much anything else from Stones Throw.

    [ame=]Nujabes - Sky is Falling Featuring CL Smooth - YouTube[/ame]

    [ame=]OC - Word Life - YouTube[/ame]

    [ame=]Organized Konfusion - Stress - YouTube[/ame]

    [ame=]Blackalicious - Blazing Arrow - YouTube[/ame]

    [ame=]Souls of Mischief - 93 'til Infinity - YouTube[/ame]

    [ame=]Bop Alloy - Chillaxation - YouTube[/ame]

    [ame=]Binary Star - Masters of the universe - YouTube[/ame]

    [ame=]Gang Starr - Above The Clouds (Feat. Inspectah Deck) - YouTube[/ame]

    [ame=]Edan - I See Colours - YouTube[/ame]

    [ame=]Camp Lo - Sparkle (Ski Production) (1997) [HQ] - YouTube[/ame]

    Some nice variety in there, you're bound to find something you dig.
  4. fred durst and vanilla ice is all you need to know son...
  5. Viking Toker, the song you put up is badass!!

  6. agree, no idea what was said but it was a great listen!
  7. Curren$y and the jet lifers my man
  8. Anything from Death Row Records
  9. Big L
    Wu Tang
    Mos Def
    Pharoah Monch
    Krs One
    Dilated Peoples
    The Roots
    Royce Da 5'9
    Eric B and Rakim
    Chino XL

    I goy plenty more if you want.
  10. #10 CoRBeaR, Aug 15, 2011
    Last edited by a moderator: Mar 15, 2016
    The Pharcyde
    Tribe Called Quest
    Digital Underground
    Souls of Mischief
  11. Thanks fellas, got my evening cut out for me! :smoking:
  12. Excellent suggestions so far. Really cool track too, OP.

    I must suggest:
    Aesop Rock
    Poor Righteous Teachers
    Freestyle Fellowship
    Haiku d'etat
    Magic Heart Genies
    Living Legends
    Gift of Gab
    Marv Ellis
    The Mad Conductor
  13. Kanye West
  14. planet Asia
    mad lib
    dead prez
    big k.r.i.t
    bone thugs
    big L
    cyhi da prynce
    immortal technique
    Jedi mind tricks
    reflection eternal
    smoke dza
    all wu tang , I like meth and red , and gza
    tech nine

    OP , you have a great list to explore.
  15. [ame=]Sean Price - Onion Head Feat. Tek (UNCENSORED) - YouTube[/ame]

    [ame=]TERMANOLOGY FEAT. ST. DA SQUAD "ITS THE ST." [Directed by Court Dunn & Termanology] - YouTube[/ame]

    [ame=]Reks "25th Hour" (Prod. By DJ Premier) OFFICIAL VIDEO - YouTube[/ame]

  16. I hit you with some of the very best my tiny nation has to offer, Klovner i Kamp is legit. That particular track (Nattens Sønner = Sons of the Night) kinda mixes traditional Norwegian storytelling, which is usually dark, forewarning shit, with modern day urban drama, one of my faves for sure.


    Thanks for all the pro tips, but you guys better slow down, I'm still working my way through this, so much music so little time!

    Tribe Called Quest hit the spot! Been stuck on them since I lit up lol

  17. iight good look dude.

    i been on a tribe binge for the past month or 2. awesome stuff.
  18. DITC
    Planet Asia
    Jurassic 5
    Sway and King Tech
    Sporty Thieves...

    The list goes on...
  19. Kos
    The Roots
    Not sure y I didn't see any one not post
    A tribe called quest
  20. #20 CoRBeaR, Aug 16, 2011
    Last edited by a moderator: Mar 15, 2016
    I forgot about Kos
    I didn't forget Tribe though and Aceyalone is the shit

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