But here's the difference - I'm fairly well versed in the rap and hip-hop world. I need good beats. Please, please, please, no G-Unit, 50 Cent, Eminem, Lil' John, etc. or any of that club-bangin' bullshit.
In this vein:
(^ First song only.)
I mean, those are a few examples. I'm very familiar with most "backpack rap" and undergroundish hip-hop as most would have it, (Little Brother, Murs, Kaze, 9th Wonder, Kenn Starr, Gang Starr, Canibus, Jedi Mind Tricks, Immortal Technique, etc etc etc) and am more looking for larger artists with good beats I may have overlooked. Obviously I've heard 2001, Doggystyle, The Infamous, all the classics. Don't insult my intelligence.
I've recently been investing into some mixtapes from more well-known artists, and actually have actually found some decent shit - which sparred the creation of this thread.
I don't care if it's hard, laid-back, old-school, new-school; whatever. If it has potential to be on MTV, I probably wouldn't like it.
Thanks in advance.