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Gold warehouse
February 20th, 2011, 09:23 AM
I see too many people bashing hip-hop all over the place so it's time we had a thread for people that like it. General discussion, talk about your favourites, etc.

Kanye West is the best of this generation, idc what anyone says he is the definition of hip-hop right now. Kid Cudi is good too, but only because he's like Kanye's less talented little brother.

Other favourites include Curren$y, OutKast, MF Doom, De La Soul, Immortal Technique, Cee-Lo Green, A Tribe Called Quest, Aesop Rock, Kno, Biggie Smalls and probably more I am forgetting. Some nice examples to show that hip-hop is not all about "drugs and sex" which is now quite a common belief.

Anyone who has not yet listened to Kanye's most recent album needs to go and do it right now.

Amore
February 20th, 2011, 01:20 PM
Well, I've never been a fan of Kanye...don't know why - the only one of his songs I (knowingly, anyway) like is Supernova.

A lot of hip-hop I hear is either absolute rubbish, or not hip-hop - but that's just my opinion. Occasionally I hear something which is pretty good.

However, I quite like Cee Lo Green, and absolutely love Tinie Tempah, and to a lesser extent N-Dubz.

Weeaboo Name
February 20th, 2011, 01:34 PM
Aren't Tinie Tempah and N-Dubz just pop?

Anyway, I agree the genre does have a bit of a bad image but there is a lot of good about as well. Mos Def would be my all time favourite hip hop artist, Talib Kweli, Kanye West, Jay Z, Common, Slick Rick and Example before he went pop would be my favourites.

Haven't been listening to a lot of more recent music which is why i don't know about Tinie Tempah and so on.

Amore
February 20th, 2011, 01:44 PM
They're just popular hip-hop, although Tinie Tempah's a bit more electro than most, I'd still say it's hip-hop.

Anastasia.R
February 20th, 2011, 02:17 PM
Ah, I love Rap and Hip Hop. <3 So, I had to post. =P I may not have the BEST taste in it in some people's, but I do like it.

Kanye West is the best of this generation, idc what anyone says he is the definition of hip-hop right now. Kid Cudi is good too, but only because he's like Kanye's less talented little brother.

Anyone who has not yet listened to Kanye's most recent album needs to go and do it right now.

Kanye, gotta love that guy. <3 Oh, I like Kid Cudi, too.
I listened to Kayne's most recent albums, and I liked it. ^..^

I guess I'll throw in my favorite rapper list. =P Like I said, I'd probably don't have the best taste in rap and stuff like that to some people, but I still like it either way. I like; Eminem (New, old stuff, eh, I still like 'im), B.o.B (I like his album, The Adventures of Bobby Ray, but there's mixtapes I like as well), Dr. Dre, OutKast, Cee-lo Green, Lupe Fiasco, The Cool Kids, T.I, Wale, Nas, Ludacris, wow, there's a lot I like. Um, I kinda don't have a lot of female artist rappers I like. =x

ThatKidMike
February 21st, 2011, 09:45 AM
Oh man, Kanye West's latest album was craaaaazy overrated but still a great piece of work. Kid Cudi is wackness though, to be completely honest.

Cee-Lo would be much better if he didn't insist so much on singing everything, he's a great singer, but a better rapper. And props for listening to Spitta, DOOM and 'Kast. All of them are great.

Kno is an AMAZING producer, it's a shame he's quitting. Death is Silent was one of the most overlooked albums of 2010.

Mös
February 21st, 2011, 12:07 PM
Oh man, Kanye West's latest album was craaaaazy overrated but still a great piece of work.

Worddd. Like honestly, what's up with the last couple minutes of Runaway.

Lauryn Hill. One of the most talented female emcees musicians, in my opinion.

Anastasia.R
February 21st, 2011, 12:41 PM
Hip-hop sucks. Even if some don't specifically sing about sex and drugs, the whole culture that surrounds it is terrible.

/thread

It's called the "Hip-hop appreciation thread" it's meant to appreciate, not bash or complain about it. =\ I'm pretty sure other music genres came from other bad or not so great cultures or areas as well.

Hip hop sucks to you, but not to everyone else. I'm pretty sure every genre of music has its good and bad sides to it. It depends on the person's music taste.

Amore
February 21st, 2011, 12:58 PM
Haha, I just realised I forgot B.O.B. - I liked his duets with Hayley Williams and Bruno Mars.

Would Travie McCoy be classed as hip-hop? Billionaire is a brilliant song.

Oh, and I also quite like The Black Eyed Peas.

Somebody please tell me if these aren't hip-hop before I get ridiculed by the music snobs at my school :P

Weeaboo Name
February 21st, 2011, 01:07 PM
Travie McCoy's old bamd were a lot of fun, loved their first album.

ThatKidMike
February 21st, 2011, 07:44 PM
Worddd. Like honestly, what's up with the last couple minutes of Runaway.

Lauryn Hill. One of the most talented female emcees musicians, in my opinion.

Oh for sure, thats why the Nicki Minaj movement is pissin' me off. I can't believe someone would have the nerve to compare them.

And B.o.B, Travis McCoy and BEP can all essentially be classified as pop nowadays. Especially Travis McCoy and BEP. No hate to Gym Class Heroes or old BEP though.

Ayselipera
February 22nd, 2011, 06:11 AM
I've been with Kanye since the beginning and I shall stay by his side for eternity. Our bond is unbreakable and amazing and I have too many good memories to push him off to the side. His first two albums were the best in my opinion. Graduation took me a little while to like every song, but now I love it. Also his newest album is pretty good too and if you like Kanye West you should definitely listen to it. The only time I had a rocky period with him was with 808's and Heartbreaks. I was not feeling all the auto tune and I'm still trying my best to look at that album without being biased, but I'm still hung up on a few songs. D:

As for other favorites I like T.I., Biggie Smalls, Tupac, Lil Wayne, Jay-Z, and I guess Drake is okay.

DigiDevil
February 22nd, 2011, 06:39 AM
Go to youtube and look up WitnessRecollective
There is a humorous vid of him as a response to an "argument" but he's brilliant. I'm so glad he's unsigned here, there's a lot of talentless people making money, and not enough music. I am an avid fan and hope to promote him in my own way when I get stable. Unlike Kanye, I could consider him to be a lyrical genius. He doesn't have a whole lot up on Youtube, but you'll get a taste. People like him and Mos Def, and Saul Williams, just, mmmm.

saint paxton
February 22nd, 2011, 06:34 PM
I love hip hop.
so. much.

Some of my favorites are:
P.O.S., Eyedea (r.i.p.), kanye, weezy, atmosphere, aesop rock, brother ali, the roots, del the funkee homosapien/deltron 3030, etc. donnis and kid cudi are alright sometimes, too.

ThatKidMike
February 22nd, 2011, 07:42 PM
I love hip hop.
so. much.

Some of my favorites are:
P.O.S., Eyedea (r.i.p.), kanye, weezy, atmosphere, aesop rock, brother ali, the roots, del the funkee homosapien/deltron 3030, etc. donnis and kid cudi are alright sometimes, too.

Eh, I don't really like Donnis or Cudi at all. But the rest of that list is amazing.

I'm not trying to be sexist, but it's crazy to see a female that likes GOOD hip hop.

WriteThemWrong
February 22nd, 2011, 09:58 PM
P.O.S. is amazing, he came to my town like once a month back when he was touring and everytime i wanted to see him but i never could.

i've been listening to kid cudi forever and i feel like i can really relate to his stuff. dilated peoples are amazing lyricists and big boi had the best album of last year imo

what i don't understand is what all the noise is about anybody from young money. lil wayne still goes on and on about the same things and that's really boring, drake has some good songs but gets stuck in all the lame club hits he makes, and minaj is just bleh

Haza
February 23rd, 2011, 03:04 AM
Jay-Z and Kanye are the best ones going at the moment... Watch the Throne.
Lauryn Hill, Kid Cudi, Tech N9ne, and Nicki Minaj are some of my favorites too. Only rappers I actually own full albums from.

Btw, I don't care what anyone says. Nicki Minaj is doing her thing, she is something new and different and I feel like she's held her own against the boys all alone, surviving as really the only girl doing it right now. She's inspirational too, beyond the music and in it. If you have heard Pink Friday you'd know that it isn't all materialistic and sexual (really, none of the album is sexual). She is representing but when you're new people will always try and pick you apart.

Mös
February 23rd, 2011, 06:44 AM
I love hip hop.
so. much.

Some of my favorites are:
P.O.S., Eyedea (r.i.p.), kanye, weezy, atmosphere, aesop rock, brother ali, the roots, del the funkee homosapien/deltron 3030, etc. donnis and kid cudi are alright sometimes, too.
Dope list, good taste. I agree with Mike.

Jay-Z and Kanye are the best ones going at the moment... Watch the Throne.
Lauryn Hill, Kid Cudi, Tech N9ne, and Nicki Minaj are some of my favorites too. Only rappers I actually own full albums from.

Btw, I don't care what anyone says. Nicki Minaj is doing her thing, she is something new and different and I feel like she's held her own against the boys all alone, surviving as really the only girl doing it right now. She's inspirational too, beyond the music and in it. If you have heard Pink Friday you'd know that it isn't all materialistic and sexual (really, none of the album is sexual). She is representing but when you're new people will always try and pick you apart.

Yeah, definitely know what you mean. I don't agree with some of the things she says (whatever) but I definitely don't think she deserves all the hate she gets.

And at the risk of being flamed, I'm gonna say one thing; Eminem is waaay overrated. Don't get me wrong, I love Em. But c'mon... have you heard some of his later music? Like, it's not bad but no where near anything he had pre-2008. That's what I think, at least.

saint paxton
February 23rd, 2011, 07:40 AM
Hey, thanks. Hahaha.


I've never liked eminem. I don't doubt that he's talented, but I just don't like him. I do think he's overrated. :< (and this probably honestly stems from ignorance and not actually listening to him.)


With Nicki Minaj, I'm undecided. I think I want to like her, but I don't like the whole barbie thing. Tt's a little gross. Her music, however, is catchy and I dig it. Her voice is interesting and she doesn't sound lost or like she's forcing it to flow. Young Money itself is hilarious. Regardless of how much talent or potential Lil Twist and Lil Chuckee have, they're both silly imo. Drake is alright. I'm not a huge fan of Drake by himself, but he's pretty good with Weezy.

WriteThemWrong
February 23rd, 2011, 11:07 AM
And at the risk of being flamed, I'm gonna say one thing; Eminem is waaay overrated. Don't get me wrong, I love Em. But c'mon... have you heard some of his later music? Like, it's not bad but no where near anything he had pre-2008. That's what I think, at least.

that's about how everyone feels about Em these days

Exile
February 23rd, 2011, 12:07 PM
Agreeing with the OP, Kanye's a great rapper, and what he did to Taylor Swift doesn't make him any less of one, in my eyes. I'm pretty much in love with his song "All of the lights".
Some other rappers I listen to, would be: Drake, Tyga, Lil' Wayne, B.O.B, Eminem, Wiz Khalifa, Cudi, Fort Minor, Ya Boy, The Game, Short Dawg, and Curren$y. I'm pretty varied in which rappers I like, as the last two are
examples of 'Southern Rappers', which aren't played on the radio or mentioned where I live, but I listen to them, nonetheless.

shot571
February 23rd, 2011, 06:15 PM
Eminem is defintely the best right now imo. Especially his underground stuff. And also B.O.B. Kanye kinda annoyes me especially with all the illuminati stuff so I try not to listen to him. Eminem is my favourite by far especially how he made fun of lil wayne in his own song :P. Despicable by Eminem is a good new song.

ThatKidMike
February 23rd, 2011, 09:30 PM
'98 Eminem was honestly the only one I can say I was really into. He got worse and worse after that. MMLP is really overrated as well, SSLP >>>> MMLP by faaaar.

I dunno if you guys have been keeping up with OFWGKTA recently but they've been really blowing up, I've been following them for like 2 years and it's been really cool to see them rise. I'm not sure how much you guys will like them though. Tyler, the Creator the leader of the group is kind of a combination of '98 Eminem's lyrics and a DOOM flow/imagery.

shot571
March 1st, 2011, 02:08 PM
what about lowkey? hes a good underground rapper. i mean listen to alphabet defence. might not be the best rap ever but imagine the work gone into it

.Fenris
March 1st, 2011, 02:15 PM
Wu-Tang Clan & 50 Cent are the best of the best, foolz.
Only rappers I got the full albums for.

ThatKidMike
March 1st, 2011, 07:47 PM
Lowkey is alright, really he's just another surface underground rapper that won't really do anything. Place him with dudes like Immortal Technique I guess.

50 Cent fell off, hard. Power of the Dollar and Get Rich or Die Tryin' were both great albums, but he hasn't done anything worthwhile since. Wu-Tang is sick as **** though.

chrismsx
March 2nd, 2011, 05:59 AM
I'm HUGE rap fan.

Kanye is my absolute favorite musician just edging out John Mayer.. I'll say this about Kanye, he's an excellent musician but he's not the best rapper. He mumbles, he's not consistent and he breaks a lot of rules of hip hop...however those flaws are why I like him, because I feel like I can connect to him because he's more like me.

Lupe Fiasco is likely my second favorite rapper because he's like one of the most creative lyracists of our time. Nas is third for me...and If you like hip hop I don't need to explain why.

Rick Ross has come out of no where and gotten really good... for years he was always just okay but this last Teflon Don album was banana's...and I agree with the statement that Kid Cudi is huff. If he would stop talking about nothing but weed, I'd like him more.

I also make my own rap, I make songs about Pokemon and Transformers, so I probably shouldn't be picking on Cudi.

Cheyron
March 2nd, 2011, 08:35 AM
I don't think hip-hop gets enough coverage as it should. I mean, the guys who make those songs are lyrical genius. Not to mention they spend hours working on a solid beat.

All of that said, I'm a rock fan. I appreciate other genre though. :)

Barney.
March 5th, 2011, 04:42 PM
Most rap and hi-hop is overrated garbage.

But I am a fan of artists like: The Roots, MF Doom/Madvillian, Tyler the Creator, OFWKTA, ODB, Ghostface Killah, Nas.. And others.

Azonic
March 9th, 2011, 01:20 PM
I love Nicki and Eminem. Nicki is something new and she has great stage presence. Eminem is just a flat out great rapper, and his natural voice tone is perfect for rapping / shouting in his songs. Kanye is decent too. Em and Kanye have some pretty beast lyrics, which is where Nicki falls sort of flat.

I love Chris Brown's voice.

I never saw anything in Drake though. :|

Nuke
March 9th, 2011, 01:44 PM
agree with the statement that Kid Cudi is huff. If he would stop talking about nothing but weed, I'd like him more.


While I agree he talks about weed way too much, he also does have other things he talk about.

His style is so diverse which is why I like him, certainly one of my most listened to artists. Cut the little drug trip section out of his second album and it is one the best albums I've heard for a long time.

Conman
March 9th, 2011, 02:46 PM
Rap & Hip-Hop are by far my favorite genres. I try to be open minded and generally listen to all genres, but nothing tops rap & hip-hop.

I'm a big Kanye fan, he is defiantly in my top ten BUT I put Lupe Fiasco above just about everyone. He's probably the only rapper I could consider calling the GOAT.
I've been listening to Lasers since it came out, and though it's far more "pop" than I would like, it is still a great album. I blame Atlantic anyway.

I've also been recently getting down with OFWGKTA. They really are blowing up ever where and I just found out about them a couple days before Yonkers dropped.
I'd have to say the best members are Tyler and Earl, but you know...FREE EARL.

Anyway, I like a lot of "conscious rap" like Talib Kweli and Mos Def, as well as underground king pins like DOOM.
Notable mentions go to weed rappers like KiD CuDi and Curren$y too. The subject matter may not vary as much as other artist, but the creative and skill is always present.

Gunn
March 10th, 2011, 09:36 PM
Beastie Boys anyone? First song I heard by them was, of course, Sabotage.

WriteThemWrong
March 10th, 2011, 10:47 PM
Beastie Boys anyone? First song I heard by them was, of course, Sabotage.
they're classic.

has anyone heard lupe fiasco's new album? i heard it was sick, think i'm gonna give it a listen tomorrow

Arma
March 11th, 2011, 02:24 AM
Even though I prefer reggaeton over Hip-Hop, I'm still a big fan of Hip-Hop.

Outkast, Kanye, Eminem, Kid Cudi, Tupac, Notorious B.I.G. and Jay-z are some of my favorites, but I guess the best would be Diversidad (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DxaVSBSXqRI&feature=fvst).

Ethan718
March 11th, 2011, 05:54 PM
My favorite rapper is probably Kanye... his new(est) album is so amazing.

Conman
March 11th, 2011, 10:12 PM
has anyone heard lupe fiasco's new album? i heard it was sick, think i'm gonna give it a listen tomorrow

I have and now that I have had time to reflect upon it I've reached a conclusion. It is not as bad as some long time fans say, but it as amazing as some fanboys make it out to be. In all honesty, it is pretty average but I expect way more from Lupe. Some tracks still do have the usual shine like his previous albums, but far too many tracks have been "mainstreamed". I would personally have to say the best track of the album is a tie in-between "All Black Everything" and "Till I Get There". Overall, I would label it his black sheep album that almost every artist goes through, except his really wasn't him just experimenting like other artists but instead Atlantic meddling with the product.

BHwolfgang
March 12th, 2011, 05:03 PM
There's also Wiz Khalifa. It's sad that he only became well known for "Black & Yellow."

Even though Eminem is my favorite white rapper of all time, other white hip-hop artists such as Mac Miller and Asher Roth still get to me.

After Late Registration, I began an avid fan of Kanye West. I didn't really enjoyed him much when he went auto-tune crazy. However, his most recent album was a refreshment to my ears. I have every songs from My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy, which is astonishing. Then again... I do have over sixty songs from him.

I also listen to other artists, like J. Cole and Wale. They're not as popular as other mainstream artists like Jay-Z or Lil' Wayne. However, their music is just as great.

Exile
March 12th, 2011, 05:35 PM
I've just been introduced to Tinie Tempah, when I heard his song "Written in the stars". He has a ton of talent, and I can't believe I've been oblivious to him for this long. Some other rappers that I like, and aren't as well known as most of the rappers mentioned in my previous post would be Novi Novak, (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sj92IBwOFwo) Carlprit, (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4OkUPUfA6_g) and Tijon. (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hLlqVFQ2cqo)

Mös
March 14th, 2011, 06:56 AM
I also listen to other artists, like J. Cole and Wale. They're not as popular as other mainstream artists like Jay-Z or Lil' Wayne. However, their music is just as great.

Duuuude, Wale is so sick. I love how diverse his music is. He collabed with 9th Wonder on Back to the Feature and that was some dope, conscious, old-school rap, but he makes sick anthems and **** like that too. Back to the Feature and More About Nothing were basically like listening to two different artists lol.

they're classic.

has anyone heard lupe fiasco's new album? i heard it was sick, think i'm gonna give it a listen tomorrow

Is that the one with the Skylar Grey or whoever it is feature?

Exile
March 15th, 2011, 01:13 PM
I just realized that I have yet to mention Tech n9ne (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dHmf9VxbY18). Heavenly Father, please forgive me for the sin I have committed.

Rainy Day
March 15th, 2011, 01:19 PM
Kanye is not even close to the best of this generation. Cee-lo, Eminem (Even despite the fact that he's been on the decline recently), B.o.B., Jay-Z, Drake, Andre 3000... All of these people are better than Kanye freaking West.

But yeah, a lot of Hip-hop is pretty good, and it's nice to see that acknowledged.

Nuke
March 16th, 2011, 10:01 AM
I've just been introduced to Tinie Tempah, when I heard his song "Written in the stars". He has a ton of talent, and I can't believe I've been oblivious to him for this long. Some other rappers that I like, and aren't as well known as most of the rappers mentioned in my previous post would be Novi Novak, (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sj92IBwOFwo) Carlprit, (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4OkUPUfA6_g) and Tijon. (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hLlqVFQ2cqo)

Are you American?

If so, good to know Tinie is doing good over there.

I might be biased, being British, but some of our rappers should get some more recognition across the pond.

mixmastersupreme
March 17th, 2011, 08:39 AM
Wu tang and tribe got to be the best groups ever.

WriteThemWrong
March 20th, 2011, 02:51 PM
I just listened to snoop doggs new album. he does a song with the gorillaz, it's about the only good song on the album. he still has rhymes but he's not what he used to be

ThatKidMike
April 18th, 2011, 01:09 PM
LASERS isn't a good album by any means, it's average at best. The distaste from fans is a mixture of a long wait time culminating in a lackluster album. It's all around just a dissapointment.

Wiz Khalifa is ass imo, Curren$y is WAY better and even Mac Miller is a little better.

Snoop Dogg has simply become a parody of himself, if that makes any sense.

Kanye's new album is pretty good, but was heavily overrated by critics. College Dropout is still better and changed hip-hop as we know it.

OFWGKTA is amazing, and I'm a HUGE fan and have been for around a year and a half but I'm skeptical about their sustainability now that they're closer to the forefront of mainstream hip-hop. Frank Ocean is the most talented member, Earl is the best rapper of the group and Tyler is the charismatic creative genius.

I could never get into Wale, he's a boring average rapper. Generic rapper #142343211. Brings nothing new to the table other than repping the DMV. Mixtape about Nothing was dopeness though, I'll give him that.

WriteThemWrong
April 18th, 2011, 07:51 PM
Has anyone heard of a group called Odd Future or Tyler the Creator? They're form LA and they just did Coachella and SXSW. One of my friends who went to Coachella told me about them. Funny thing is Kanye was at Coachella and my friend didn't even mention him :)

WhiteWizard
April 18th, 2011, 09:20 PM
Yo u guys need to google after the smoke. or youtube that ****

TheUltimateSacrifice
April 23rd, 2011, 08:34 PM
Kanye West couldn't write a decent lyric if he was a fly on the wall during a tea party with all the titans of history.

Dylan invented rap on a major scale, and he's still the master of it, if only for one song.

Hip-hop? Word doesn't mean anything to me, but 'The Message' is about as true as whatever most people think hip-hop is, will ever get.

WriteThemWrong
May 4th, 2011, 10:39 AM
You guys should check out the Beastie Boys' new album, Hot Sauce Committee Part 2. There's a song featuring Nas and the entire album is a return to what made the Beastie Boys' a hit.

Gold warehouse
May 4th, 2011, 10:51 AM
LASERS isn't a good album by any means, it's average at best. The distaste from fans is a mixture of a long wait time culminating in a lackluster album. It's all around just a dissapointment.

Wiz Khalifa is ass imo, Curren$y is WAY better and even Mac Miller is a little better.

Snoop Dogg has simply become a parody of himself, if that makes any sense.

Kanye's new album is pretty good, but was heavily overrated by critics. College Dropout is still better and changed hip-hop as we know it.

OFWGKTA is amazing, and I'm a HUGE fan and have been for around a year and a half but I'm skeptical about their sustainability now that they're closer to the forefront of mainstream hip-hop. Frank Ocean is the most talented member, Earl is the best rapper of the group and Tyler is the charismatic creative genius.

I could never get into Wale, he's a boring average rapper. Generic rapper #142343211. Brings nothing new to the table other than repping the DMV. Mixtape about Nothing was dopeness though, I'll give him that.
Basically agree with everything in this post. Especially seconding the OFWGKTA and Curren$y part.

I've been checking some old school hip-hop lately, so I'm not as up to date as I should be. I do recommend Big K.R.I.T.'s Return of 4Eva though; nothing ground-breaking, but a really solid album. Hopefully he continues to improve.

@WriteThemWrong: I'll definitely check that out, thanks.

@UltimateSacrifice: hahahaha

loldawg
May 7th, 2011, 12:12 PM
LASERS isn't a good album by any means, it's average at best. The distaste from fans is a mixture of a long wait time culminating in a lackluster album. It's all around just a dissapointment.

Wiz Khalifa is ass imo, Curren$y is WAY better and even Mac Miller is a little better.

Snoop Dogg has simply become a parody of himself, if that makes any sense.

Kanye's new album is pretty good, but was heavily overrated by critics. College Dropout is still better and changed hip-hop as we know it.

OFWGKTA is amazing, and I'm a HUGE fan and have been for around a year and a half but I'm skeptical about their sustainability now that they're closer to the forefront of mainstream hip-hop. Frank Ocean is the most talented member, Earl is the best rapper of the group and Tyler is the charismatic creative genius.

I could never get into Wale, he's a boring average rapper. Generic rapper #142343211. Brings nothing new to the table other than repping the DMV. Mixtape about Nothing was dopeness though, I'll give him that.

nice came into this thread reading everyones posts, and just laughing at how much i disagree with them, and then I read your and it's like you're me. totally agree with you

as for my own opinion. My favorites, Andre 3000, Big Boi, Notorious B.I.G probably my favorite rappers. Kanye, Jay Dee, Q-Tip my favorite producers.

also Lil B is the funniest mother****er ever

pokemongarnet
May 10th, 2011, 02:27 PM
I see too many people bashing hip-hop all over the place so it's time we had a thread for people that like it. General discussion, talk about your favourites, etc.

Kanye West is the best of this generation, idc what anyone says he is the definition of hip-hop right now. Kid Cudi is good too, but only because he's like Kanye's less talented little brother.

Other favourites include Curren$y, OutKast, MF Doom, De La Soul, Immortal Technique, Cee-Lo Green, A Tribe Called Quest, Aesop Rock, Kno, Biggie Smalls and probably more I am forgetting. Some nice examples to show that hip-hop is not all about "drugs and sex" which is now quite a common belief.

Anyone who has not yet listened to Kanye's most recent album needs to go and do it right now.

I think I liked Kanye WAY more during the time that he wrote "Gone". And Outkast A Tribe Called Quest and De La Sol are great. So is Biggie... But he seems to be a bit overrated because he died so early. Hypnotize and Juicy are probably his best songs.

I also listen to Wu- Tang Clan and Diggable Planets... Or Common, Ressurection is just... The Best.