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That's a nice, diverse list there Cognautic. Although I haven't heard some of those artists, I think even someone who normally despises hip hop will find something they like in there. I would also add Blackalicious. I find their lyrics to be very meaningful and the beats unique
 

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Concerning hip hop artists that *only* use live instrumentation....


The Roots

Artofficial

E. Reece and the Core Elements

Cradle Orchestra

Hocus Pocus

Atmosphere's last two albums

Collective Efforts

RPM (Restoring Poetry in Music)

Crown City Rockers

 

However, many hip hop users use live instrumentation of some type...A Piece of Strange by Cunninlynguists uses samples, but also have original guitar work throughout the album, and it makes for a great experience, in my opinion. Soon It Will Be Cold Enough by Emancipator, Moments in Life by Seasons' End, and Modal Soul by Nujabes also feature samples but also have original piano playing.

 

None of those artists deal with subject content that you'd normally deal with in the mainstream. I'll name a few albums that have very interesting subject content that aren't by any of the aforementioned artists, however....

 

Madvillany - Madvillain

The Cold Vein - Cannibal Ox

Deltron 3030 - Deltron 3030

The Ugly Truth - Prolyphic & Reanimator

A Long Hot Summer - Masta Ace

12 Step Program - Panacea

Common Market - Common Market

The Scenic Route - Panacea

Oneirology - Cunninlynguists

Black on Both Sides - Mos Def

I Phantom - Mr. Lif

Labor Days - Aesop Rock

 


 

 

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That's a nice, diverse list there Cognautic. Although I haven't heard some of those artists, I think even someone who normally despises hip hop will find something they like in there. I would also add Blackalicious. I find their lyrics to be very meaningful and the beats unique
 


 

 


 

Ah yes, Blackalicious, I forgot about them. A very nice group. I feel I should give Common a mention,  but for every interesting narrative he has he has a patronizingly simple philosophical record. 

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Nice list u put together Cognautic.

 

I would add Guru, Fort Minor and Flipside (although quite mainstream, they make FM and Flipsyde  make very nice lyrics, imo).....

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