Epiphany by T-Pain is a good album. More R&B ish
Hip Hop is only my 3rd favourite genre ( behind classic rock and blues) But hip hop is like rock music..... the new stuff is awful. If you like hip hop then you should check out Nas-(illmatic days), the Roots, Notorious B.I.G, GangStarr, a tribe called quest, De La Soul, Run DMC, Jay Z-(reasonable Doubt days) Wu tang - (36 chambers) Jurrasic 5....... Any one who says they like hip hop, then proceeds to talk about 50 cent, Akon, the Game, Kanye West or soulja boy don't really know what there talking about. By the way Kanye is an extremely talented producer and should have stook to what he was good at.
La the Darkman
Souls of Mischief
The Lords The Lords The Lords of the Underground!
Prince Among Thieves by Prince Paul is one of my favourtie albums thou the skits get abit annoying, the same goes with Deltron 3030.
Keith Thornton aka Kool Keith, Dr Octagon, Keith Turbo, Dr Doom, Black Elvis, The Fourth Horseman, and so on!
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hirsche T-Pain is hip hop.
Ne-Yo is awesome!
People who **** him off don't know that he writes all his stuff as well. Great singer good dancer, makes some tunes. What more could you want.
Years ago I used to be very dismissive of hip-hop. The first artists I really got into were GangStarr and Masta Ace. They still stand up well to this day. After that I rediscovered a lot of the earlier classic hip hop that I'd hitherto scorned. Public Enemy, KRS One etc.
The nineties were a brilliant decade for hip hop. Wu Tang, particularly the earlier solo projects, was a particular favourite as were the early Roots Albums. Tribe Called Quest, Pharcyde and De La Soul provided a mellow alternative to the guns and gangsta paens which Death row were pushing out. Jeru the Damager, Kool Keith, El P, Gravediggaz etc.
I think Hip Hop lost its way a bit post 2000. Mainstream success made for a lot of formulaic records and too many artists cashed in. Nas for instance, having produced one of the best albums ever in illmatic, seemed happy to churn out below par records. Common are an exception, also Aesop Rock, Outkast and there's some interesting off shoots in the like of Buck 65, Saul Williams etc that keep my faith in the genre alive. Most of the mainstream stuff leaves me cold. Kayne West is a talented rapper and producer but the overselling got ridiculous.
Well obviously Bartender was an R&B song but many of his others are hip hop tracks.
Good shout for Jeru the Damaja- Wrath of the Math and Sun Rises in the East two more classics from Hip Hops Golden years 92-95, ( thou love east coast late eighties too PE KRS..) and Bizzare Ride to the Pharcyde- Ya mamma's so fat, how fat is she! Amazing!
A good album to download is Death Row Presents - A Hip Hop History
2Pac, Snoop, Dre, Nate Dogg, J Flex, Daz Dillinger
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