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Who is the best rapper RIGHT now? In a time where rap sucks and it gives me a headache when listening to most jibber jabber of words, what rappers still got it/new rappers that are nice?

 

Love this song, it's touching and smooth. Not too happy lovey dovey and not too miserable and depressing. Just right in the emotion sector.

 

 



Just drop any highly skilled rapper in here.

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My favorite rapper/artist is Lupe Fiasco. Dude's got some skills.

 

 

Here's one of my favorites. Skip to about :30 if you don't want to listen to the intro. It's about kids in Africa trained to kill, really sad stuff. Obviously not a glorification of it (although it may come off that way in the beginning).


Edited by semisight - 5/8/10 at 11:42am
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My favorite rapper/artist is Lupe Fiasco. Dude's got some skills.

 

By the way, I can't see your video?


Aha. Yeah, Lupe is kinda nice, never really listened to too much of him. He showed great skill with "Kick Push" which was a song about skating BUT it was open to interpratation. I thought it was about passion, others thought it was about skating other thought it was about drug dealing. That's real nice. lol

 

But umm, the video I posted was "Scarface - Someday".

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I edited my post, I listened to some of it, not bad. Not entirely my thing but I can see the talent in it.

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I edited my post, I listened to some of it, not bad. Not entirely my thing but I can see the talent in it.


Heyy, umm. How about we use this as an exchange of music of unheard songs from rappers we most like?

Lets see, I'll drop 3 songs, you drop 3 songs.

 

 

 

 

- Edit

That was actually a good song. Could of had a better beat but apart from that, real nice concept & I really like the chorus. I'm bookmarking it.


Edited by mayweather - 5/8/10 at 12:56pm
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Redman/Method Man?


Edited by leeperry - 5/8/10 at 12:53pm
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Redman/Method Man?


Well, Redman got nice rhymes. A few of his songs are old school rhyming shit like they did way back in the day. And other songs he got are club banger songs. Method Man is pretty nice but nothing spectacular. In between both of them, I'd say Redman is better then Method Man.

If you're talking about their coalition work, they've done some aight stuff, not so much classic stuff. Even though "MRS INTERNATIONAL" is a classic song that can get them in the hall of fame in MY EYES, there other stuff is pretty weak. One of the hardest parts of rapping is throwing your hard work in the trash. lol

 

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oh, I didn't realize the old school was "shit"

 

yes, I meant separately, Redman has great skills and Method has a really great tone *to my ears*, like in this one: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=isumZjs3dKA

 

this track kills anyway

 

but well, Erick Sermon, Das Efx, Diamond D, Lord Finesse, etc etc....but well, I forgot that the old school is "shit"

 

but asking for the best rapper would be like asking for the best dancehall singer? Bounty Killer will smoke everyone in a clash(listen to it in full, OMG): http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1-tmqhjRHUE

 

does it mean that he's the only one worth listening to?


Edited by leeperry - 5/8/10 at 3:55pm
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It is a tie with me for Lil Wayne and Eminem. 

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Eminem best rapper, I shall leave this thread now...to me he's just an unskilled little whiner w/ an unbearable pitch, he's Dre's trojan horse


Edited by leeperry - 5/8/10 at 4:34pm
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K-Rino.  Great lyrics,subject matter,storyteller,battle raps, has it all.   I can't believe with the internet people still don't know K-Rino.Probably the best rapper there is.

 


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l8ZT7gyVsbY
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YKAnB5-yd5s
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4KW69WJ-EVQ
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H7xTE6aCkLA
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iiRIweu1gpE
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bqrMOzgIUl0

 

 

Esham -always been great really hardcore and cold.People thought Eminem was controversial this is the man he stole his ideas from and commercialized it the real Godfather of that hardcore sound that came from Detroit.

 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3sO8pOtyMPM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vkaTHEtTd3o
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aaxUQfhmyVs
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Kz1wNahden4

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wkJJKStKQfg

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cyh_Y1GCqzo


Edited by mibutenma - 5/8/10 at 7:28pm
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Eminem best rapper, I shall leave this thread now...to me he's just an unskilled little whiner w/ an unbearable pitch, he's Dre's trojan horse


You obviously have not listened to enough of his work.

 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ullE__w9ris

 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CtRbEgoTqQs

 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R8ZsZnpuofk


Edited by Rockford - 5/8/10 at 9:26pm
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Good post Rockford, people write off Eminem too quickly nowadays. He used to put a lot of time into his songs and really make them special.

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oh, I didn't realize the old school was "shit"

 

yes, I meant separately, Redman has great skills and Method has a really great tone *to my ears*, like in this one: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=isumZjs3dKA

 

this track kills anyway

 

but well, Erick Sermon, Das Efx, Diamond D, Lord Finesse, etc etc....but well, I forgot that the old school is "shit"

 

but asking for the best rapper would be like asking for the best dancehall singer? Bounty Killer will smoke everyone in a clash(listen to it in full, OMG): http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1-tmqhjRHUE

 

does it mean that he's the only one worth listening to?


Truth, best is far too relative and why do we need to even have a best rapper? Hip Hop is the only genre where people need to have a best for some reason, maybe it has to due with all the silly beef bull built into the genre.

 

How about instead of a best, a list of SOME of my favorites

 

A Tribe Called Quest

Beastie Boys

Big L

Big Pun

Binary Star

Blackstar

Canibus

Capone-N-Noreaga

Cappadonna

Common

Copywrite

Cunninlynguists

Cypress Hill

Das EFX

Deltron 3030

Del the funky homosapien

Erick Sermon

Fugees

Gang Starr

Ghostface Killah

Gravediggaz

GZA

Heltah Skeltah

Hieroglyphics

Immortal Technique

Inspectah Deck

Jedi Mind Tricks

Jurassic 5

Kardinal Offishal

Killah Priest

KRS One

Large Professor

Little Brother

Lost Boyz

Masta Killa

Method Man

MF Doom

MOP

Mos Def

Nas

Non-Prophets

Notorious B.I.G

O.C

Ol' Dirty Bastard

One Be Lo

Organized Konfusion

Outerspace

Outkast

People Under the Stairs

Pharoahe Monch

Raekwon

Redman

Reflection Eternal

Rock

RZA

Screwball

Sean Price

Senim Silla

Slick Rick

Slum Village

Snoop Doggy Dog

Souls of Mischief

The Game

The Roots

U-God

Wiz Khalifa

Wu-Tang Clan

 

:)

post #15 of 177

Semisight beat me too it.

 

Lupe IMO is head and shoulders above everyone else. 80% of what he says goes over people's heads. 

 

 

 

Quote:
Aha. Yeah, Lupe is kinda nice, never really listened to too much of him. He showed great skill with "Kick Push" which was a song about skating BUT it was open to interpratation. I thought it was about passion, others thought it was about skating other thought it was about drug dealing. That's real nice. lol

 

Kick, Push was a single. You need to hear some of his stuff that isn't as mainstream, if I can even use that word and Lupe in the same sentence.

 

Check out: Failure, I Gotcha, Lupe The Killa, Streets on Fire, Game Time, Yoga Flame, Say Something. I can really go on and on. 

 

 

Other than that some of my older favorites are:

 

Common

Nas

Lauryn Hill

Mos Def

Talib Kweli

The Roots

A Tribe Called Quest

The Fugees

 

and some newer guys that have shown they have what it takes:

 

Mickey Factz

J Cole

Wale

K'naan

 

 

 

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