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Underground Classics?

StillFaggyAFStillFaggyAF QueerLGBT CommunityMembers Posts: 40,358 ✭✭✭✭✭
edited August 2012 in The Essence
I enjoy all types of hip hop so im trying to get into more "underground" music. What would be essential listening/ what are the classics of underground hip hop? What are underground Chronics and Illmatics?

FYI i know about Jedi Mind Tricks, MF DOOM, the whole Rawkus movement and Little Brother and their affiliates

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  • renagade410.renagade410. Members Posts: 647 ✭✭✭
    Defintly some Binary Star
  • RuffDraftRuffDraft Members, Writer Posts: 4,753 ✭✭✭✭
    Co-sign Binary Star's Masters of the Universe

    Otherwise:

    CYNE: Evolution Fight
    CunninLynguists: A Piece of Strange
    k-os: Joyful Rebellion
    Little Brother: The Listening
    The Foreign Exchange: Connected
    The Left: Gas Mask
    Fashawn: Boy Meets World
    Blu & Exile: Below the Heavens
    Masta Ace: A Long Hot Summer
    Del: Deltron 3030
    RJD2: Deadringer
    Atmosphere: Seven's Travels, When Life Gives You Lemons
    Nujabes: Metaphorical Music & Modal Soul

    Etc. what hip hop songs do you enjoy the most?
  • StillFaggyAFStillFaggyAF Queer LGBT CommunityMembers Posts: 40,358 ✭✭✭✭✭
    RuffDraft wrote: »
    Co-sign Binary Star's Masters of the Universe

    Otherwise:

    CYNE: Evolution Fight
    CunninLynguists: A Piece of Strange
    k-os: Joyful Rebellion
    Little Brother: The Listening
    The Foreign Exchange: Connected
    The Left: Gas Mask
    Fashawn: Boy Meets World
    Blu & Exile: Below the Heavens
    Masta Ace: A Long Hot Summer
    Del: Deltron 3030
    RJD2: Deadringer
    Atmosphere: Seven's Travels, When Life Gives You Lemons
    Nujabes: Metaphorical Music & Modal Soul

    Etc. what hip hop songs do you enjoy the most?

    i like a little bit of everything, mostly East Coast and Southern music

    I;m a big fan of Little Brother and i've listened to Blu and Fashawn before

    My favorite artists are Fugees/Lauryn Hill, Outkast/Dungeon Family, Jay, Kanye, Biggie, Nas, Common

    Current favorties are Stalley, Big Sean, Meek Mill, J Cole, Krizzle
  • RuffDraftRuffDraft Members, Writer Posts: 4,753 ✭✭✭✭
    RuffDraft wrote: »
    Co-sign Binary Star's Masters of the Universe

    Otherwise:

    CYNE: Evolution Fight
    CunninLynguists: A Piece of Strange
    k-os: Joyful Rebellion
    Little Brother: The Listening
    The Foreign Exchange: Connected
    The Left: Gas Mask
    Fashawn: Boy Meets World
    Blu & Exile: Below the Heavens
    Masta Ace: A Long Hot Summer
    Del: Deltron 3030
    RJD2: Deadringer
    Atmosphere: Seven's Travels, When Life Gives You Lemons
    Nujabes: Metaphorical Music & Modal Soul

    Etc. what hip hop songs do you enjoy the most?

    i like a little bit of everything, mostly East Coast and Southern music

    I;m a big fan of Little Brother and i've listened to Blu and Fashawn before

    My favorite artists are Fugees/Lauryn Hill, Outkast/Dungeon Family, Jay, Kanye, Biggie, Nas, Common

    Current favorties are Stalley, Big Sean, Meek Mill, J Cole, Krizzle

    @Black Jerry Maguire:

    I would start with the CunninLynguists then, I've made an artist of the month thread about them here:

    Artist of the Month: CunninLynguists - A Decade of Genius

    I'd start with them as their production is southern (in many ways), although Kno is able to produce many sounds. On the flip side, their rhymes are witty & clever, as well as being one of the greatest groups of the 2000s.

    Then if you feel more East Coast, check out Masta Ace's: A Long Hot Summer, as that's a classic & was recognised as being a likely future one when it dropped around 2004, by allhiphop and posters here (by that I mean The Reason too).

    If you're a big fan of Little Brother, you'll love The Foreign Exchange, as that's Phonte from Little Brother with a talented producer from the Netherlands, Nicolay.

    Start with those & by all means make a thread about each album you listen to & heads will put you on & join in as to how good the albums are.
  • StillFaggyAFStillFaggyAF Queer LGBT CommunityMembers Posts: 40,358 ✭✭✭✭✭
    thanks fam
  • RuffDraftRuffDraft Members, Writer Posts: 4,753 ✭✭✭✭
    thanks fam

    You're welcome. Keep checking back, there's a lot of stuff to cover, but if you've never checked the underground/independent section, then it's an exciting time for you.
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