I think the underground, potentially, has 20-30 tracks from the 00's in particular with that old school sound that completely refreshed and revitalised the game, some acts come to mind such as Y Society, to others like Aesop Rock's 'Daylight' or Panacea's 'Steel Kites'.
But the list is flowing and continually nice…
Which tracks have this feel and were released in the 2000's? Here's the sound I'm discussing:
RAWKUS! Everything about this track was just ILL! From the sample over the hook to the took itself… it was definitely a perfected sound that was on replay constantly when it was released.
Incredible! Aesop's rhymes on this are quotable friendly, but the beat itself was an epic sound with the eery sound at the start to the fulfilling keys and beat.
Damu outdid himself with all of Travel at Your Own Pace, but this beat really showcased that old school feel and raps… just amazing.