Hip-hop artists with strong lyrics(meaningfull/plays with words)
Mar 14, 2006 at 10:28 PM Thread Starter Post #1 of 29

JackTheRipper

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I'd like to sicover some new artists that have really good lyrics that actually means something (no gangster rap) and/or really good rhymes like playing with words.
Can be in French or English
French examples are Koriass,Sniper,L'assemblée,*Loco Locass*
English examples are Eminem,Jedi mind tricks

Awaiting suggestions...
 
Mar 14, 2006 at 10:35 PM Post #2 of 29

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Tribe Called Quest
Fort Minor
Frankie J
Craig David
Ne-Yo
Talib Kweli
Mos Def
Musiq

thats all I can remember from the top of my head right now...
 
Mar 15, 2006 at 12:07 AM Post #3 of 29

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Murs (Check avatar)
Atmosphere
Sage Francis
Eyedea
MF Doom
Hieroglyphics
P.O.S.
Brother Ali
Immortal Technique
Aesop Rock
Louis Logic
Cage
Chino XL
Copywrite
Cunninlynguists
I can go on for days...
 
Mar 15, 2006 at 7:15 PM Post #6 of 29

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No offense, but I think Fort Minor is garbage. I guess it reminds me to much of those whining Linkin Parkers...some decent beats though.

IMO, the absolute most talented and intellignet group around today is Blackalicious. "Nia" and "Blazing Arrow" are tremendous albums; I dont have their latest.

Some other classic must haves:
Tribe Called Quest
The Roots
De La Soul
Roots Manuva

--->I really must check out this Saul Willaims dude already...
 
Mar 15, 2006 at 7:30 PM Post #7 of 29

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Mar 15, 2006 at 7:51 PM Post #8 of 29

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like others said:
Tribe
The Roots

Also
Jurassic 5
Blackalicious (Nia and Blazing Arrow especially)
 
Mar 15, 2006 at 8:10 PM Post #9 of 29

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Big Daddy Kane
Outkast
Common
Del The Funkeehomosapien
GZA
Gangstarr
KRS-One
Rakim
 
Mar 16, 2006 at 12:03 AM Post #10 of 29

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Freestyle Fellowship
The Pharcyde
J-Live
Lootpack
Planet Asia

and on and on...
 
Mar 16, 2006 at 6:31 AM Post #11 of 29

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Quote:

Originally Posted by kwitel
No offense, but I think Fort Minor is garbage. I guess it reminds me to much of those whining Linkin Parkers...some decent beats though.

IMO, the absolute most talented and intellignet group around today is Blackalicious. "Nia" and "Blazing Arrow" are tremendous albums; I dont have their latest.



The new album fell a little short of their standards. maybe it was the live instruments.
 
Mar 16, 2006 at 7:00 AM Post #13 of 29

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There is already a thread like this....
But I'll say it all again!

DL Incoginto
Kyprios
Sweatshop Union
Eterina
Pocket Dwellers
Dl Incognito
Kyprios

LOL
YOU MUST CHECK THESE GUYS OUT! Canadian artists that will blow you mind. Kyprios is the best poet I have ever heard..Albums called Say Something! He's part of Sweatshop as well.. CHECK IT


Oh and for French check out MicCheck...

any NinePlanet Hip-hop (NPHH)
 
Mar 16, 2006 at 7:18 AM Post #15 of 29

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"gangsta rap" has such a bad rep on head-fi. There is good rap.
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