Hello! So, basically, from the last year on, my musical views changed a lot.
Basically i grew up with the thought of like “Every genre that isn’t rock or metal sucks” due to influence of my uncle and cousins, and around a year ago, i finally started to set myself free from this way of thought, and i’ve been listening to many genres since then, soul, jazz, ambient, house, etc., but the one that stuck with me the most was hip hop.
The point of this topic is, based on what I talked about on my video in therms of favorite artists and albums so far, could you guys send me recommendations of what to listen next? I’d really appreciate some help to broaden my horizons a little. Thanks! =]
Top 10 Rappers so far:
10 - Wyclef Jean (Fugees)
9 - Vinnie Paz (Jedi Mind Tricks)
8 - DMX
7 - The Notorious B.I.G.
6 - Tkay Maidza
5 - Black Thought (The Roots)
4 - R.A. the Rugged Man
3 - Kid Cudi
2 - Nas
1 - Lauryn Hill (Fugees)
Top 10 rap songs so far:
10 - “The Champ” - Ghostface Killah
9 - “Gangsta’s Paradise” - Coolio
8 - “New God Flow” - Kanye West & Pusha T
7 - “The Day” - The Roots
6 - “The Message” - Nas
5 - “Sky Might Fall” - Kid Cudi
4 - “Angelic Boy” - R.A. the Rugged Man
3 - “On the Eve of War (Meldrick Taylor Mix)” - Jedi Mind Tricks
2 - “Shook Ones (Part 2)” - Mobb Deep
1 - “Family Business” - Fugees
Top 10 rap albums so far:
10 - “Legacy of Blood” - Jedi Mind Tricks
9 - “Illmatic” - Nas
8 - “All My Heroes Are Dead” - R.A. the Rugged Man
7 - “The Score” - Fugees
6 - “Be” - Common
5 - “Man on the Moon: The End of Day” - Kid Cudi
4 - “How I Got Over” - The Roots
3 - “The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill” - Lauryn Hill
2 - “Deltron 3030” - Deltron 3030
1 - “It Was Written” - Nas
Hey guys! Thanks a lot for your suggestions, i’ll definitely check them out. Especially the wyclef jean one.
Yeah haha, I opted to check out stuff that is less “Acclaimed” too, just so i can compare the differences of what makes good and bad music (even though i didn’t hate the black eyed peas record and the KSi one was pretty okay). But both 36 chambers and low end theory are records that are very up there in my to listen list, i believe i will hear them this week still. haha
Perfect! I was looking for some stuff that I didn’t know and this list has plenty of it, i only know outkast, ti, lil wayne and future from there (maybe jeezy, isn’t he featured in that rihanna song?). I’m glad i’m seeing some unknown names, i will add them in my to listen list for sure, thanks!
I see what you mean, I do like a lot his delivery style, but i agree that at points his lyrics are of a very questionable nature, especially when it comes to the homophobic stuff (that is the main reason why he isn’t in the top 5 in my list). But in general what i like the most about JMT is the beats so i feel less "raunchy’ listening to them. Hopefully vinnie will leave the top 10 soon, but i doubt On the eve of war will leave the top 10, i love that song so much xD