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Real Hip Hop

My boy sent me an email of this-

This dude is fire. Post more unheard of cats if ya’ll got 'em.


he’s the 5 greatest rappers of all time!!

Little Brother from N.C.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1m1sgH6dpk4&feature=related

[quote]jlutz3 wrote:
Little Brother from N.C.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1m1sgH6dpk4&feature=related

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9th Wonder FTW…and the whole Justus For All crew. Little Brother is not necessarily “unheard of” anymore though.

Agreed. However, there’s a lot of cats out there that strictly listen to commercial BS and haven’t heard anyone from the Underground scene.

But yeah fo sho, the whole Justus League Crew and anything 9th touches is dope.

[quote]jlutz3 wrote:
Agreed. However, there’s a lot of cats out there that strictly listen to commercial BS and haven’t heard anyone from the Underground scene.

But yeah fo sho, the whole Justus League Crew and anything 9th touches is dope.[/quote]

Its funny,but I had never heard of them till last year. I caught wind of them from my Muay Thai coach(who’s fro NC)…and I was hooked. I think I listened to every Justus League,9th Wonder & Little Brother album over the summer.

First heard Little Brother on a basketball mixtape a few years ago. They’re dope, but I’d like to see some real deal no names, like maybe local rappers from ya’lls neck of the woods that would otherwise go unheard. Not just that, just an example. Also, have no idea where the guy I posted with is from, but it ain’t here.

[quote]WhiteFlash wrote:
First heard Little Brother on a basketball mixtape a few years ago. They’re dope, but I’d like to see some real deal no names, like maybe local rappers from ya’lls neck of the woods that would otherwise go unheard. Not just that, just an example. Also, have no idea where the guy I posted with is from, but it ain’t here.[/quote]

Lil Tec “Corleon”…Up Stairs Click…from the other H-town…Henderson,TX(lol). Not exactly my style,but people in East TX love him. He does mixtapes with just about every TX rapper as well. I was friends with him growing up.

As far as local music, these guys are pretty big here in Milwaukee:

http://www.rustyps.com/
http://www.myspace.com/rustyps
(I actually first heard them when I lived in California on some late night, underground music show on the radio. So I guess they have some level of national exposure, but not much.)

Here’s another guy from Milwaukee that I’m digging:

A couple more locals:

http://www.myspace.com/kinghellbastard
http://www.myspace.com/hazsoloemcee

And finally, these guys aren’t exactly hip hop, but it was always cool to see them rock their stuff. Plus, they would often play live back up instrumentation for some of the hip hoppers. It’s too bad they don’t have any samples up to listen to.

http://www.myspace.com/cigarettebreakmil

Man I could name a shit load from Michigan, check these links out. First my man Chief. Dopest white boy MC since Eminem from the D.

let me know what you think…check his myspace too

www.myspace.com/musicbychief

his group is called Past Due, dope shit too

Depending on how deep you guys are in the underground world, there’s OneBeLo, known nation wide but very very underrated and doesn’t get the credit he deserves. From Pontiac, Michigan.

The whole Athletic Mic League crew from Ann Arbor, Michigan. Lead by my man Buff1, dope shit here too.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2DAOtQvUoWg&feature=related

Keep 'em coming fellas, I like what you’ve posted so far…

keep real hip hop alive.

I’ll just post the same list I did for some other thread similar… I’ll post some new ones soon, though.

9th Wonder

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9AT7A9aJHDw

Saigon

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Qfo-f1ut4U4

Skyzoo

One Be Lo

Kaze

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GRsr5SsNI4g

People Under the Stairs

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hbUCjmMn8uo

EMC

AZ

Beanie Sigel

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MIlGPwskXIA&feature=related

Devin the Dude

Gang Starr

Immortal Technique

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M72zVuBNpEA

Kenn Starr

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yL-knT_779Y

Little Brother

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F9Q3S7i8gbM

Mobb Deep

(old) Nas

Pharcyde

Royal Flush


Black Star

That’s what I’‘m talkin’ 'bout fellas! SSC, come on man you can do better! No one on that list is “underground”. I won tickets to PUTS from a local college station a few years back, and was on stage with Devin the Dude at West Fest this past weekend. Keep 'em coming!

my man finale…one of the dopest lyrically. laid back but real shit.

then of course elzhi…reppin the D, and of course the greatest beatmaker of all time, J Dilla…RIP

elzhi’s all over the map but some people still dont realize who he is…

Damn, I’ve never heard of Wax, but that was pretty sweet. Thanks, man.

There’s this Roscoe Wiki kid from Pittsburgh. Saw him open for Murs last fall. Energetic little f’er.

I Wanna Be a Rap Star
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AXwb05j-Hms&feature=related

Space Ship
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zqoG_LZlpM4&feature=related

Too Sexy
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hCM9NClp8Iw&feature=related

Can’t Let You Go
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bw7Jknlc4s0&feature=related

P.Y.T. (Where Did You Go?)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EqY19jpF5OA&feature=related

Not exactly what one imagines when they think “hip-hop”, but really creative-

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ovi-djkUgd0

Sure most of ya’ll know Canibus, but don’t know how well known Journalist is. Here’s a couple of freestyles they’ve done-

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ch6MzbHAMN0