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Which one rap band or artist would you recommend to a new listener?

Just for reference, I was considering adding some criteria, but that would probably defeat the purpose.

Thanks for any serious answers.

Update:

Excellent suggestions guys, thank you.

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  • 2 months ago
    Favorite Answer

    Nelly. Country Grammar is a must have CD. 

  • 1 month ago

    Wu Tang is a good start.

  • NWA 

    Ice Cube 

    2pac 

    50 Cent 

  • blank
    Lv 7
    2 months ago

    Inspectah Deck

    (His solo work)

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  • 2 months ago

    Artist-'Young MC'

    Band-'Public Enemy'

  • 2 months ago

    Geto Boys        

  • Wokaz
    Lv 6
    2 months ago

    It would definitely be Nas. They would get to start off with the perfect debut album in Illmatic and his music as a whole would be an ideal showcase of lyrical skill and depth of substance in hip hop. He also has great albums spanning 4 decades (90s/00s/10s/20s).

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