[quote]Nate Green wrote:
I love Hip Hop and I’m curious to know how it goes down with the rest of the T-Nation crew. I can’t stomach commercial ‘gangsta’ shit like 50 Cent, The Game. Far too much bling, hoes and all that shit. But I love guys that have the ability to expand your consciousness with the drop of a rhyme. Favs at the moment include:
Roots Manuva (the UK’s finest exponent of Hip Hop)
Subtle (The Anticon label’s finest)
Buck 65 (Canadian Hip Hop/Beat Poetry, stunning)
Jesus, I could go on listing for days;-D
I’m with you on the Roots, Gift of Gab/Blackalicious, and Saul Williams. I need to look up the other artists, though.
I’ve been listening to quite a bit of Sage Francis, also. Blackstar is also a favorite.
Oh, and if you like spoken word and poetery, check this out:
I agree with both of you on The Roots, great stuff. Blackstar is also one of my favorites also. Or solo, Talib Kweli and Mos Def are excellent. If you like Mos Def, check out Black Jack Johnson. It’s Mos Def with his rap/rock band. Interesting stuff. And it’s not that crap rap/rock like Kid Rock or Limp Bizkit.
Jurassic 5 is also another one of my favorites.
Aesop Rock is awesome, be sure to check him out.