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Old 07-01-2005, 10:20 PM   #1
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Like the name of the thread suggests, what are some good rap songs to start me off? I haven't heard anything that's not mainstream and I'm sure there's great stuff. Didn't see a reccommendation thread here, so here's my request. Thanks in advance.
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Old 07-01-2005, 10:30 PM   #2
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lifeless2112 youre a small minded idiot, of coarse theres good rap, try listening to Tupac, or maybe Andre nickatina, tupac actually has some acoustic rap songs which are pretty sick, check out "thugz mansion" the acoustic version
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Old 07-01-2005, 10:33 PM   #3
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lol rap sucks hardcore, stay away from rap and listen to talented music!
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Old 07-01-2005, 10:35 PM   #4
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oh and like listening to slayer is any better^^^

if all youre gonna do is just bash on rap, u dont deserve to post in these forums
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Old 07-01-2005, 10:36 PM   #5
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listen to old rap like 2pac and BIG, new rap like nelly and lil jon is HORRIBLE. some good rap is 2pac, BIG, dr.dre, eminem,nas,obie trice,snoop dogg,NWA,G Unit, the game, D 12, and 50 cent. those are some good rappers (these are all in my opinion)

to start off, try listening to 2pac, becasue he is considered one of the greatest, if not THE greatest, rapper of all time.
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Old 07-01-2005, 10:37 PM   #6
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listening to slayer is way better thank you very much.
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Old 07-01-2005, 10:39 PM   #7
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Rap sucks! There is thing called underground hip hop. Artist that MTV and FAME. Atomsphere, KRSONE, Jurasic 5, Living Legends, Sage Francis, and Rakim and Eric 5. Stay away from MTV and radio music. You rather have a real women not porn mag.
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Old 07-01-2005, 10:39 PM   #8
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listening to slayer is way better thank you very much.


Ya, I was wondering too, wtf? First you give a normal reccommendation thanks a lot but then you go flame Slayer indirectly. Have an open mind, listen to stuff and respect other peoples preferences. Jeeze, I make a thread about rap and get ******s within a few minutes. Ya thanks for telling me rap sucks, I came in here to get some and someone has the nerve to go tell me that. I just want something different.

EDIT: to hellcat28. I didn't say I want rap from MTV. I said good rap. Period. Not hip-hop. Read the title and the post. If you're not going to be helpful then don't post although I'll check those out anyways.
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Old 07-01-2005, 10:56 PM   #9
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Talib Kwali, Jurassic 5, Mos Def, prodigy(of mobb deep), Immortal Techniqe, and outkast are all great introductions to the world of good hip hop.

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Old 07-02-2005, 01:15 AM   #11
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lol rap sucks hardcore, stay away from rap and listen to talented music!


please leave my city or i will sick a pack of wild dogs to rip you apart for being so closed minded

my favortive rapper is slug from atmosphere because he as real emotion in his songs

immortal technique is a good because he as a good range of songs he can go from poltical to emotional
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Old 07-02-2005, 04:32 AM   #12
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listening to slayer is way better thank you very much.


and kerry king played on a beastie boys record, oh the irony.
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Old 07-02-2005, 04:56 AM   #13
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k i dont like slayer so much but its far better than rap and to whoever called me a small minded idiot and told me to listen to tupac wtf is wrong with u tupac is horrible fortunattly he wont be making any more horrible "music" to poison the world

Shut the **** up, please.
As for good rap, try the Roots. I could listen to "Phrenology" all day long.
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Old 07-02-2005, 07:22 AM   #14
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Has anyone else noticed that, in any Rap thread, all the people who like rap type properly and eloquently, whereas all the people who claim that rap is bad type like complete ****ing morons?

Anyway, try The Goats, they're a rap band with proper instruments and everything, as are Ozomatli, The Roots. Dr Octagon and Dr Dooom are bloody good (they're both Kool Keith). As for older stuff, you can't go wrong with Dre's The Chronic or Doggystyle by Snoop Doggy Dogg. Look into The Great Adventures Of Slick Rick too, he's a brilliant rapper and about a million times funnier than Eminem.
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Old 07-02-2005, 07:25 AM   #15
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Try and get these:

Immortal Technique - Dance With The Devil
Immortal Technique - You Never Know
Jurassic 5 - Quality Control
Jurassic 5 - Remember His Name
Jurassic 5 - After School Special
The Pharcyde - Back In The Day
The Pharcyde - Oh Shit
The Pharcyde - Passin' Me By
Lyrics Born - Always Fine Tuning
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Big Daddy Kane - Warm It Up Kane
Common - I Am Music
Dana Dane - Cinderfella
Slick Rick - Childrens Story
Boogie Down Productions - You Must Learn
EPMD - It's Going Down
Kurtis Blow - The Breaks
Ras Kass - Nature of the Threat
Zion I - Let It Flow
Deltron 3030 - Things You Can Do
Talib Kweli - Get By


Listen to them and then check out the other rap thread where there's a list of good artists.
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Old 07-02-2005, 07:38 AM   #16
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Old 07-02-2005, 07:50 AM   #17
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Was the question, "what does your small mind think about rap?"... no. It was asking for recommendations... so your posts were just plain ol' spam.
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Old 07-02-2005, 10:13 AM   #18
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Um....

Jurassic 5- Concrete Schoolyard
Jurassic 5- The Game
K-Os- Man I Used To Be
K-Os- Emcee Murdah
K-Os- Papercutz
A Tribe Called Quest- Find A Way
A Tribe Called Quest- Scenario
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Old 07-02-2005, 01:19 PM   #20
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You realize you just reported a moderator right?

Fact is he had a legit reason for warning you, you were spamming and you deserve that warning.

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Old 07-02-2005, 02:14 PM   #21
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start with some old gangsta rap like the geto boysd snoop dogg and ice cube. then move into some new hip hop like mos def and talib kwalli or put those together and you have blackstar!
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Old 07-02-2005, 02:37 PM   #22
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Old 07-02-2005, 02:48 PM   #23
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Whoa... you absolute fool lol.

Guess who that report went to? ME. Hey, maybe I should give myself a slap on the wrists, yeah? You big idiot.
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Old 07-03-2005, 12:31 PM   #25
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Old 07-03-2005, 11:02 PM   #26
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Atliens - Outkast
Doggystyle - Snoopy D O double G
The Infamous - Mobb Deep
All Eyes On Me - 2pac
The Blueprint - Jay Z

Those are constantly in my cd player atm.

and for the guy who hates on Jay Z. F*CK YOU!!
He's a genius in my opinion.

EDIT: Also check out Life after Death - Notorious BIG.
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Here are some albums i reccomend
K-Os- Exit
K-Os- Joyful Rebellion
The Roots- Do You Want More?!!?!?!?!
Wu-Tang Clan- Enter The Wu-Tang (36 Chambers)
Jay-z- The Blueprint
Jay-z- Reasonable Doubt
Jay-z- The Black Album
Nas- Illmatic
Outkast- Stankonia
Eminem- Marshall Mathers LP
Eminem- The Eminem Show
Mos Def- Black On Both Sides
Talib Kweli- Quality
Black Star- Black Star
Dr. Dre- The Chronic
Busta Rhymes- Genisis
Kanye West- The College Dropout
N.W.A.- Straight Outta Compton
Public Enemy- It Takes A Nation Of Millions To Hold Us Back
The Notorious B.I.G.- Ready To Die

Tupac is the most overrated MC of all time IMO

Edit: you shoul also check out
Dizzee Rascal- Boy In Da Corner
The Streets- A Grand Don't Come For Free
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Old 07-04-2005, 07:44 PM   #29
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the only rapper that anyone should listen to is nas. everything else...**** it.
he is the only rapper that doesnt talk about crunk juice (eww). he has a message in each song. manistream rap is junk now. i recommend any (good) music lover to listed to just one of his songs. 'the world is yours' is my fav.

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Old 07-06-2005, 12:01 AM   #31
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im not a rap fan but i think any rap from the early 90s is good like Snoop Dogg, Dr. Dre, public enemy, NWA and some others that i dont remember there names
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check out Ozomatli man, they kick ass, there really politically charged, instead of the same old stuff about bitches and ho's.
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Street Signs is more political than the first two albums, but I concur that they rule hard.
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NWA and Jurassic 5 pwn all. Old Snoop dogg is cool too. And all the other greats are just so fun to listen to. RIP Tupac& Biggie.
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Kerry King played on a Beatie Boys record? WTF!?

Anyways, listen to some Public Enemy, N.W.A., Tupac, Notorious B.I.G., Dr. Dre, or Eminem.
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He played on a lot of the earlier guitar-based ones (Fight For Your Right, No Sleep Till Brooklyn etc.) as they were being produced by Rick Rubin.
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