Anonymous asked in Entertainment & MusicMusic · 1 decade ago

What is some good Rap music to start listening to?

Hello all. I am largely into the indie/rock/acoustic scene and am a musician myself. however, my friend who is a drummer introduced me to the world of rap because of the awesome beats. i would love to hear more rap music like this. so my question is what is some good rap music to start with? please refrain from any 'hit' rappers just because they're famous. i dont care what time period or anything, just some good rap music to listen to.

for example, i've heard eminems lose yourself, and would love some more music like that. i am not, however, into '*** like that' or anything like that.

thanks everyone, i know this was picky. basically i'm just looking for some names of all round great rappers, the jimi hendrix's of rap if you will

7 Answers

  • Snoop
    Lv 5
    1 decade ago
    Favorite Answer

    Fighting Words has some great choices, and I would like to add to his list. Try The Roots, probably the most underrated rap band (they play instruments) ever. I highly recommend When Things Fall Apart, The Tipping Point, and The Roots Come Alive. Also, try The Fugees (especially The Score), some Jaheim, early Nas (Illmatic, It Was Written), Jay-Z Unplugged, Eminem (especially The Marshall Mathers LP, and The Eminem Show), and let's not forget about Wu-Tang Clan!

    Source(s): Fan of good, quality Rap (not the overhyped B.S. that is played on the radio today)!
  • 1 decade ago

    Where you're coming from I might start with Public Enemy - any of the first four albums but especially It Takes A Nation of Millions to Hold Us Back. Chuck D in his prime was a force of nature and the beats will knock your block off.

    Next, check out OutKast - any of their albums but I might start with Stankonia. Bombs Over Baghdad is a great mixture of drum'n'bass and Hendrix type guitar.

    A few others you might dig:

    Paid in Full - Eric B. & Rakim

    The Infamous - Mobb Deep

    Dark Days Bright Nights - Bubba Sparxxx

    That should keep you busy for a while - happy listening!

  • dupre
    Lv 4
    4 years ago

    Nas, 2Pac, The infamous B.I.G., enormous L, enormous Pun, Ice cube, Rakim, Kanye West, Mos Def, Talib Kweli, Guru, Brother Ali, MF Doom, Dr. Dre, Snoop Dogg, J. Cole, Wale, Blu, Freddie Gibbs, enormous Sean, Charles Hamilton. those are the artists i've got been listening to for a on a similar time as now.

  • 1 decade ago

    If you wanna listen to GOOD Rap that isn't lame, mainstream and actually has meaning check out:

    Jurassic 5

    The Coup



    Pysche Origami

    BTW, stay away from the 1st poster's suggstions, those are some of the worst "bands" out there, not even music.

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  • 1 decade ago

    mos def and talib Kweil liisten to blackstar

    Common is real nice listen to resurrection

    Jay-z first album is really nice

    Method man is really nice but it hard to find his good stuff

    Nas illmatic and Lupe fiasco are very good also

    Dont forget 2pac and biggie

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    WILL honestly i dont think u'd like them but icp/dark lotus/blaze

    its not gothic it tight u just got to feel it

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    walk it ou ( remix), fly high, vans

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