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tempest666
10-06-2010, 04:30 PM
I do listen to rap, believe it or not. I don't care too much for anything after 2003. These guys are my favorite because they are so anarchistic. :D I'll post some more thoughts later. Who is your favorite 90's rapper?

Christany
10-06-2010, 04:58 PM
I'll have to come back and visit this thread <3
But off the top of my head
O.C. (Word Life album is mint)
Spice 1
Saafir


Not necessarily gangsta, but me thinks you'd like (90's):
Raw Produce (so chill)

AngelKing
10-09-2010, 02:16 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=95gP3m-uBHA

Legendary. A hip hop gamechanger.

daniella_maria
10-09-2010, 08:28 PM
The roots
Eric b. & rakim
The fugees

daniella_maria
10-09-2010, 08:31 PM
Oops, that wasn't gangster rap. Back on topic:

Nwa
Too short
Notorious big
Tu pac
Easy e
Ice cube

daniella_maria
10-09-2010, 08:34 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=95gP3m-uBHA

Legendary. A hip hop gamechanger.

Dude, no Shit. I didn't look at your link until after I posted. Good call, man.

Christany
10-10-2010, 02:56 AM
My new favorite thread!

lemme see:
mack 10
e-40
Westside Connection
Ultramagnetic MC's (Kool Keith yo!)


PS: Do you only want West Coast/g-funk/hyphy? Or is East Coast and what not cool too?

SamanthaLasVegas
10-14-2010, 05:32 PM
You may like...
Geto Boyz, Ice Cube (one nation:bop gun, is and has been one of my all time favs), De La Soul, (alright i'm moving away from the gangsta rap but still super raw artists), Tribe Called Quest (peace, prosperity,paper... that's my fav by them) Do or Die was pretty big for the late 90's and early 2000. MC Lyte, Nonchalant (wasn't super popular but good) Juvenile, 8-ball and MJG (i like memphis city blues and forever) I listen to RjD2 a lot, you should check that out for a trip-hop artist. Hope I gave you some good suggestions :)

tempest666
10-15-2010, 09:25 AM
Cypress hill baby :D

unbeleavable
10-15-2010, 10:08 AM
You may like...
Geto Boyz, Ice Cube (one nation:bop gun, is and has been one of my all time favs), De La Soul, (alright i'm moving away from the gangsta rap but still super raw artists), Tribe Called Quest (peace, prosperity,paper... that's my fav by them) Do or Die was pretty big for the late 90's and early 2000. MC Lyte, Nonchalant (wasn't super popular but good) Juvenile, 8-ball and MJG (i like memphis city blues and forever) I listen to RjD2 a lot, you should check that out for a trip-hop artist. Hope I gave you some good suggestions :)

Tribe called Quest..

SamanthaLasVegas
10-15-2010, 11:29 AM
Unbeleavable,
Are you correcting my capitalization?

unbeleavable
10-15-2010, 01:35 PM
Unbeleavable,
Are you correcting my capitalization?

Hell no..just agreeing with you babe..sorry if you thought that.

SamanthaLasVegas
10-15-2010, 02:52 PM
Sorry for being paranoid ;)

BmiWMT14
10-28-2010, 07:13 PM
N.W.A. Hands down is my favorite hardcore gangsta rap, but I love me some Ice-T too

Christany
10-28-2010, 07:50 PM
Here's some more stuffs I've hesitated to post since it's more underground/East Coast/jazz hop style. But who knows, maybe you'll find it useful:

Freestyle Fellowship (To Whom It May Concern is my favorite album)


Black Anger Movement (aka Black Anger)
Massive Of Brooklyn
Boogiemonsters
108 Dragons
Godfather Don

2nd II None (g-funk)

One of my favorite tracks in the history of ever, ever land is:
Gravediggaz - Defective Trip
The rest of their stuff gets pretty dark. (like real dark!).

Oh, and anything by Wu Tang!

deedee at the beach
10-28-2010, 08:05 PM
1) NWA
2) Public Enemy
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8PaoLy7PHwk

daniella_maria
10-29-2010, 01:24 AM
Grave diggaz not only kick ass, they're funny as fuck. Check 'em out.

Djoser
10-29-2010, 09:09 AM
You may like...
Geto Boyz, Ice Cube (one nation:bop gun, is and has been one of my all time favs), De La Soul, (alright i'm moving away from the gangsta rap but still super raw artists), Tribe Called Quest (peace, prosperity,paper... that's my fav by them) Do or Die was pretty big for the late 90's and early 2000. MC Lyte, Nonchalant (wasn't super popular but good) Juvenile, 8-ball and MJG (i like memphis city blues and forever) I listen to RjD2 a lot, you should check that out for a trip-hop artist. Hope I gave you some good suggestions :)

If you like One Nation/Bop Gun, you should check out George Clinton, the mastermind behind Parliament and Funkadelic and a few offshoots. Basically One Nation/Bop Gun is a remix of two of Clinton's better songs.

Actually, while I have a lot of respect for Ice Cube, this is something a lot of rappers with a lot less talent have been doing for years now, with a lot less style. They started moving away from Clinton style rapping/ripoffs about 8-10 years ago, which is one of the many reasons most of the new rap is so abysmally bad.

I like the old school rap a lot better than the vast majority of the new shit, which is basically guys bragging, insulting women, and boring as all fuck--if I can even stand to listen to it for more than 10 seconds.


You want to find out where it all started as far as rapping goes (as opposed to the musical background), check out Gil Scott-Heron, The Revolution Will Not be Televised.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gil_Scott-Heron

Trem
10-30-2010, 07:13 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OPkWYTUiPTo

If that shit doesn't get you pumped nothing will.

Christany
10-31-2010, 01:32 PM
Grave diggaz not only kick ass, they're funny as fuck. Check 'em out.

lol, Dude I've been secretly wanting to dance to Zig Zag Chamber. In my club, heads would roll.



You want to find out where it all started as far as rapping goes (as opposed to the musical background), check out Gil Scott-Heron, The Revolution Will Not be Televised.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gil_Scott-Heron

I love you for that. :cloud9: His voice is amazing. Whenever I need to just chillax, it's Gil, Nat King Cole Trio (Greatest Hits) or Henri Salvador (Chambre Avec Vue).

I was talking to one of my friends yesterday and we started talking about that whole East Coast/West Coast Bloods vs. Crips thing. At that age, I just didn't get the whole bandana gang wars (out in the June & Ward Cleaver suburbs no less).
Remember Bloods & Crips, South Central Cartel, and Compton's Most Wanted?

dreamer1980
11-18-2010, 02:26 AM
dont forget WC

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=glu6Ca57-W8

unbeleavable
11-24-2010, 04:06 PM
Funk...http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tzBVxaPzAeQ