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Rap Starter Pack https://elementscommunity.org/forum/index.php?topic=66974.msg1286585#msg1286585
« on: March 03, 2019, 12:56:20 am »
Here are some of my favorite rap artist right now i think everyone should listen to. I will include an album with each artist that i think represents them the best as well as a 'hit' song associated with that artist. Most of the artists i listen to tend to be year 2000+.
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Artist - Album
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Song


Gangsta Rap

Schoolboy Q - Oxymoron
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A$AP Ferg - Trap Lord
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A$AP Rocky - Long. Live. A$AP
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Side note: A$AP Rockys 2 newest albums are trash and i do not recommend them.

Vince Staples - Big Fish Theory
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Kendrick Lamar - To Pimp A Butterfly
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J. Cole - 2014 Forrest Hills Drive
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South Park Mexican(SPM) - Last Chair Violinist
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Lyrical Miracles

Aesop Rock - The Impossible Kid
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MF Doom - Madvillany
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Wu Tang Clan - Wu Tang Forever
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Eminem - Marshall Mathers LP
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Immortal Technique - Revolutionary Vol. 1
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Small warning; this songs lyrics are very graphic and is known as a very depressing/impacting song. Unless you want to be angry-sad i would take heed in listening to the linked song.

Alternative Rap/Pop Rap

Death Grips - Exmilitary
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Childish Gambino - Because The Internet
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Afroman - Because I Got High
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This list is far from over. Just outta time at the moment. Will be completed later today or tomorrow
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Re: Rap Starter Pack https://elementscommunity.org/forum/index.php?topic=66974.msg1286659#msg1286659
« Reply #1 on: March 03, 2019, 11:22:25 pm »
there is a difference between being lyrically good and technically good:
doom is more on the techinical side, aesop is one of the best lyricist even if both are better than 90% of rappers in both things

wu tang is more on the delivery side, other than using a huge background made of real things (gangsta rap) and other imaginary things (kung fu movies or all the alter ego used in only build 4 cuban linx) they really don't shine in nothing, they simply say cool things in a cool way

asap rocky and ferg in gangsta rap lol asap rocky was on vogue, any list with gangsta rap should include uncle murda and freddie gibbs


probably best gangsta verse ever, only dmx in the gold days was closer to something like this

about alternative rap clipping totally deserve to be in the list, daveed diggs is the childish gambino for people with more than 16 years and a musical culture
jpegmafia is another artist who is signed (or was?) for the same label of death grips, his album veteran was one of the best of 2018

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Re: Rap Starter Pack https://elementscommunity.org/forum/index.php?topic=66974.msg1286671#msg1286671
« Reply #2 on: March 04, 2019, 02:54:31 am »
there is a difference between being lyrically good and technically good:
doom is more on the techinical side, aesop is one of the best lyricist even if both are better than 90% of rappers in both things

wu tang is more on the delivery side, other than using a huge background made of real things (gangsta rap) and other imaginary things (kung fu movies or all the alter ego used in only build 4 cuban linx) they really don't shine in nothing, they simply say cool things in a cool way

While i agree with the differences, i see enough similarities to put them in that section. Those artists are lyrically driven and focus on word play or speedy delivery. I am not going to get all technical with sub-genres and sub-sub-genres in an EtG post.

asap rocky and ferg in gangsta rap lol asap rocky was on vogue, any list with gangsta rap should include uncle murda and freddie gibbs


probably best gangsta verse ever, only dmx in the gold days was closer to something like this
Ferg is complete new age gangsta rap. Listen to hood pope. Its all about trapping, slanging and cooking crack, and pimpin. Gang stuff.

Rocky's older stuff is gangsta rap. Yes, he does mostly rap about fashion but he also raps about trapping, weed, prison, growing up in the projects etc. While he may not be a crip or blood he is still gangsta rap. His newer stuff is hardly rap. More ambient trash.

Freddie Gibbs is definitely going on this list. Uncle Murda is new to me. Let me discover more of his discography before making an assessment. DMX is gangsta rap but i personally dont care for him much. Hes is more Bling Era rap and imo would fall under the same catagory as 3 6 Mafia and Luda. Bling Era rap will be its own category when i get more time.

about alternative rap clipping totally deserve to be in the list, daveed diggs is the childish gambino for people with more than 16 years and a musical culture
jpegmafia is another artist who is signed (or was?) for the same label of death grips, his album veteran was one of the best of 2018
jpegmafia will be going on the list. One of my favorites in the industry right now.
I actually didnt want to add Gambino in the list. I dont care too much for him but i cant deny he has made in impact on the genre. Hes basically Macklemore for people who are older than 10 but , like you said, have no musical culture.
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