View Full Version : Rap, please

08-12-2011, 05:19 AM
So for some reason, during the summer, I always have this urge to listen to some rap.

I think it has something to do with 1998. The Worldcup and a french rap band called IAM who released a masterpiece.

So every year, I need to listen to this. Anyway...

But now, I did listen to that, and I still want to hear some rap. Even american rap.

Problem: I don't know anything about american rap.

So please, form my taste in rap.

BUT, I know I don't like this rap where they talk about how many bitches they fucked and how much money they have.

Oh and I already know Eminem.

08-12-2011, 06:00 AM
I don't know much about american rap, only that CunninLynguists are really worth checking out. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h6hgmNqtxu4

I'm looking forward any suggestions, too.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c7tOAGY59uQ :D

08-12-2011, 06:44 AM
Atmosphere is amazing, my favorite rapper http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9boD5WIUGTw

Not typical rap, but Flobots are really cool http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WMzfqq0I5oQ

Much more mainstream, but Lupe Fiasco is good stuff http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=22l1sf5JZD0

German rappers, Die Fantastischen 4. love them. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mKtEq8xaZ18

If you like any of those, I could try to recommend similar stuff. :)

08-12-2011, 08:05 AM
I'm probably the last person in the world who should be advising anybody about rap, since i pretty much only enjoy stuff by the Beastie Boys and Public Enemy, but lately i've really been digging Tyler the Creator.

Song: "She"

Song: "Yonkers"

08-12-2011, 09:33 AM
I finally can say I love a rap album. Ready to Die by Notorious BIG. I wonder if I'll get into some more at some point in my life. I'm in no rush though, rap generally has few melodies that appeal to me, which is what I like most in music.

08-12-2011, 10:02 AM
I like Dan le Sac vs Scroobius Pip. Pretty cool

08-12-2011, 01:26 PM


08-12-2011, 04:49 PM
Okay, Immortal Technique are sick!
Get on that shit.


08-12-2011, 06:04 PM
Lupe Fiasco is great, I'm only familiar with Food and Liquor, but I hear good things about his other albums. Pretty much anything by Outkast, though start with Speakerboxxx/the Love Below or Stankonia. The Team Teamwork album is a masterpiece if you enjoy Zelda music. Jay-Z's the Black Album is one of my favorites, definitely give it a shot. Lastly, I'm a big Kanye fan, if you can get past him being the world biggest asshole check out Graduation or The College Dropout.

08-12-2011, 10:26 PM
Food and Liquor is great! Lasers is pretty good, I'm gonna buy it eventually, just keep forgetting.
Curren$y is probably one of my favorites the last month or so, his Weekend at Burnie's album is great. best song on it,
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4ITLNzPoEqs Such an amazing lyricist.
Mos Def is a beast.
Just fucking love this song

Dwayne Mosley
08-18-2011, 03:42 AM
I second CunninLynguists and further suggest Gang Starr, Pete Rock & C.L. Smooth, A Tribe Called Quest, The Roots and OutKast - five groups casual/non hip-hop fans all seem to agree on. Tyler the Creator is mostly bullshit.

08-18-2011, 06:59 PM
P.O.S. The Dude started in a hardcore band, but realized that hip hop was also a great way to express yourself. This song samples "Argyle" by The Bouncing Souls. Saw him open for the souls one time in Jersey greg came out and did the chorus for him, it was pretty dope.
I know it's kinda cliche to mention them(why the fuck is it?) but you can never go wrong with Wu
Prolly one of the creepiest hip-hop songs I've ever heard.

08-18-2011, 11:34 PM
Rap is okay once in a while. I'll still always believe that the way melody is used in rap is not enough to keep me truly entertained though.

08-19-2011, 12:22 AM
The thing with melody in rap though is that melody is rarely there, because it's mostly just drum loops and samples. All of that stuff is secondary to the MC and somethings don't even really have melody. That song Yonkers by Tyler, the Creator is just the beat, and some weird synth riff.

08-19-2011, 01:53 AM
Thank you very much for all these suggestions :)

Dwayne Mosley
08-22-2011, 10:40 PM
I'm about to just break bad like Malcolm's dad, be Meth Boyardee with a lab and a yellow cab.

08-22-2011, 11:36 PM
The thing with melody in rap though is that melody is rarely there, because it's mostly just drum loops and samples. All of that stuff is secondary to the MC and somethings don't even really have melody. That song Yonkers by Tyler, the Creator is just the beat, and some weird synth riff.

I wouldn't say that melody is "rarely there", but the melodies that are there are often sort of like...something I'd make up on guitar when I'm half focused on something else. They're just dinky...and too often are uninteresting or just not that good.

Also, maybe genres like punk have easy melodies, but you still have to design different parts that compliment each other or just go good together for whatever reason. Many times in rap, you don't have to worry about that, because for example, the verse or chorus could be focused around a drum loop or sample or just the rapping and you kind of "get around" the challenge of making two parts that melodically work together. So for me, it's like part of the songwriting process that I love is often not there.

08-23-2011, 03:19 AM
Now I realized you wrote EVEN american rap.

Few more links:
O.S.T.R - Pij mleko http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uj4ICHzPXzI
O.S.T.R - Introgliceryna http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7RvGOzaLGZs
Łona - Insert http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V31q5YGtn48
Łona - Nie ufajcie Jarząbkowi http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O641EZskza8&feature=related
Łona - Miej wątpliwość http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PyGKodyDRfs&feature=related

For nostalgia:
Abradab - Rapowe Ziarno 2 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GzOzy3qhtaM&feature=related