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Rap rules !!

post #1 of 21
Thread Starter 
In response to MetalHead's mindless post dissing rap, this nice genre needs a bit of support from us HeadFiers. Granted, rap is hardly a conventional audiophile style but for me, when I want a break from listening to Heavy and Death metal, rap fits the bill perfectly.

Rap used to be alot better than it is now. Late 80's and early 90's gangster rap provides me with awesome listening when I just want to chill out. Snoop Dogg's "Doggystyle" is one of my favourites. The thing with rap is I dont take everything the rapper says seriously. The lyrics are hilarious much of the time and reminds me of hours of fun watching WWF. You know its for show, and you just love it

So, gangster rap like Notorious BIG, Snoop Dogg, Bone Thugs n Harmony and 2pac are my fav. Come on post your thoughts give rap the love it deserves
post #2 of 21
Add the Fugees, Cypress Hill and a couple others to your list of favorites and you've got my favorites covered.
post #3 of 21
Those are all mainstream - look a bit more towards underground hip hop groups -

Ozomatli, The Roots, Jurassic 5, Talib Kweli, Mos Def (especially Mos Def)
post #4 of 21
Thread Starter 
Yes Tom Cypress Hill is awesome. "How I can just kill a man" is niiiiice

Newsc underground rap has its own talents I agree, but I prefer mainstream
post #5 of 21
Bring on the noize... Public Enemy!
post #6 of 21
Ditto on Cypress Hill and Public Enemy. Also worth mentioning is A Tribe Called Quest, Naughty By Nature, and we certainly can't forget the the Old School classics such as Rob Base & DJ E-Z Rock, Run DMC and Sugar Hill Gang.
post #7 of 21
As I mentioned in the other thread, I thought Snoop's halftime routine at the Sugar Bowl was entertaining. But the commercial he does (for nextel or whatever) is a bit of a sellout...
post #8 of 21
Aceyalone is a nice addition to the list. Pharaoh Munche is ok, Blackalicious is awesome. Busta Rhymes is entertaining, but nothing to be taken seriously even though he writes rhymes better than most.
post #9 of 21
Quote:
Originally posted by blessingx
Bring on the noize... Public Enemy!
Yeaaaaaaaaaaahhhh boooooooooyyyyyy!!!!
post #10 of 21
Thread Starter 
Lol Snoop is one ugly fellow, but his laid back rapping style is the perfect thing for me after hardcore heavy metal
post #11 of 21
For some reason I can't find that "rap dissing" thread so I will comment here.

I believe that there is a certain degree of talent involved in rap. It is not as easy as it seems to throw out lines as fast as some of these rappers can. What's harder is to make them make sense, be witty, and flow.

I like rap. I think the real rap is free style...that or underground. I still enjoy some mainstream, though.

Besides, I'm a basshead. You can't be a basshead and not enjoy some degree of rap.
post #12 of 21
For me the Golden Age of Hip Hop was '88-'95

Pete Rock and CL Smooth
Jeru tha Damaja
Run DMC
LL Cool J
Busta Rhymes and Leaders of the New School
Gangstarr
Nas
De La Soul
Onyx
Notorious B.I.G.
Akinyele
Black Moon
Kool G. Rap and DJ Polo
A.T.C.Q.
E.P.M.D.
House Of Pain
and more Ill list later!
post #13 of 21
Cmon guys 36 chambers was and is awesome...Wu tang people.

"wu tang clan aint nothing to **** wit"

also I wholeheartedly support Mos Def, talib kewli, roots, and J5
post #14 of 21
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Originally posted by harkamus
For some reason I can't find that "rap dissing" thread so I will comment here.

I believe that there is a certain degree of talent involved in rap. It is not as easy as it seems to throw out lines as fast as some of these rappers can. What's harder is to make them make sense, be witty, and flow.

I like rap. I think the real rap is free style...that or underground. I still enjoy some mainstream, though.

Besides, I'm a basshead. You can't be a basshead and not enjoy some degree of rap.
This is the rap dissing thread you wre looking for:

http://www4.head-fi.org/forums/showt...ight=rap+sucks
post #15 of 21
I'll take the good 'ol days anytime:

Kurtis Blow
Grandmaster Flash and the Furious Five
Sugarhill Gang
Afrika Bambaataa
Run DMC (the early years)
Whodini
Mele Mel
etc.
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