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Rap/hiphop suggestions for non rap/hiphop listener
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I've never really listened to rap/hip-hop but I'm trying to try some new music out so I was wondering if I could get some suggestions. Thanks in advance. :-)

Also maybe some stuff for workouts would be nice.

Edit: if I can find it for free on sound cloud that's a plus since I use mostly that. Anything is fine though.

I've never really listened to rap/hip-hop but I'm trying to try some new music out so I was wondering if I could get some suggestions. Thanks in advance. :-)

Also maybe some stuff for workouts would be nice.

Edit: if I can find it for free on sound cloud that's a plus since I use mostly that. Anything is fine though.
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wax
milo

wax
milo
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#3
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i love that man isaiah rashad id say give him a shot

i love that man isaiah rashad id say give him a shot
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tbh you usually vibe with the city you are from. Im from atl and i like young thug and 21 savage

tbh you usually vibe with the city you are from. Im from atl and i like young thug and 21 savage
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I'd recommend Kings of the City. They're not purely hip-hop/rap so perhaps you'll enjoy their music.
I'm personally also not much of a rap fan, but there're several more artists I enjoy listening to (Watsky, MGK).

I'd recommend [url=https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2qbUxWl7imE]Kings of the City[/url]. They're not purely hip-hop/rap so perhaps you'll enjoy their music.
I'm personally also not much of a rap fan, but there're several more artists I enjoy listening to (Watsky, MGK).
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#6
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gang starr is fundemental hiphop done fantastically

gang starr is fundemental hiphop done fantastically
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I never listened to hip hop because I didn't enjoy it until like October, here are my suggestions that got me more into it:

Earl Sweatshirt - I Don't Like Shit; I Don't Go Outside
Milo - So The Flies Don't Come
Kendrick Lamar - Good Kid, MAAD City

I'm a fan of more melancholic music so Earl felt more comfortable to listen to, Milo has a style of incredibly sarcastic philosophical lyricism I enjoyed, and Kendrick's GKMC felt more like story in the form of hip hop which was nice.

I never listened to hip hop because I didn't enjoy it until like October, here are my suggestions that got me more into it:

Earl Sweatshirt - I Don't Like Shit; I Don't Go Outside
Milo - So The Flies Don't Come
Kendrick Lamar - Good Kid, MAAD City

I'm a fan of more melancholic music so Earl felt more comfortable to listen to, Milo has a style of incredibly sarcastic philosophical lyricism I enjoyed, and Kendrick's GKMC felt more like story in the form of hip hop which was nice.
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redddd i like young thug and 21 savage

this is a red flag if I've ever seen one

[quote=redddd] i like young thug and 21 savage[/quote]

this is a red flag if I've ever seen one
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#9
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https://i.imgur.com/qkLmuJZ.jpg

https://i.imgur.com/qkLmuJZ.jpg
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Illmatic - Nas
The College Dropout/Late Registration/Graduation - Kanye West
The Low End Theory/Midnight Marauders - A Tribe Called Quest
Enter The Wu-Tang Clan 36 Chambers - Wu-Tang Clan
good kid, m.A.A.d city - Kendrick Lamar

These are albums that are widely known and are for the most part critically acclaimed. Some people I know who aren't into hiphop that much like some of these albums

Food & Liquor - Lupe Fiasco
Death Certificate - Ice Cube
Black Bastard - KMD
Tha Carter III - Lil Wayne
Only Built 4 Cuban Lynx - Raekwon
Liquid Swords - GZA

And these are personal favorites that eased me into the genre.

Illmatic - Nas
The College Dropout/Late Registration/Graduation - Kanye West
The Low End Theory/Midnight Marauders - A Tribe Called Quest
Enter The Wu-Tang Clan 36 Chambers - Wu-Tang Clan
good kid, m.A.A.d city - Kendrick Lamar

These are albums that are widely known and are for the most part critically acclaimed. Some people I know who aren't into hiphop that much like some of these albums

Food & Liquor - Lupe Fiasco
Death Certificate - Ice Cube
Black Bastard - KMD
Tha Carter III - Lil Wayne
Only Built 4 Cuban Lynx - Raekwon
Liquid Swords - GZA

And these are personal favorites that eased me into the genre.
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#11
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some pretty notable and accessible releases:

J Dilla - Donuts
Kanye West - The College Dropout
Madvillain - Madvillainy
MF DOOM - Mm..Food
Quasimoto - The Unseen
Little Brother - The Minstrel Show
Isaiah Rashad - Cilvia Demo

you can also check out some of more recent lofi beat makers like bsd.u and killer bee

some pretty notable and accessible releases:

J Dilla - Donuts
Kanye West - The College Dropout
Madvillain - Madvillainy
MF DOOM - Mm..Food
Quasimoto - The Unseen
Little Brother - The Minstrel Show
Isaiah Rashad - Cilvia Demo

you can also check out some of more recent lofi beat makers like [url=https://bsdu.bandcamp.com/]bsd.u[/url] and [url=https://prodbykillerbee.bandcamp.com/album/alone]killer bee[/url]
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push & hyatt got the essentials down

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YvueG6DfLcw

push & hyatt got the essentials down

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YvueG6DfLcw
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#13
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joey bada$$ and capital steez

joey bada$$ and capital steez
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kodak black>tupac

kodak black>tupac
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milo, run the jewels, clipping, kendrick lamar, injury reserve, chance the rapper

milo, run the jewels, clipping, kendrick lamar, injury reserve, chance the rapper
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hyattsome pretty notable and accessible releases:

J Dilla - Donuts
Kanye West - The College Dropout
Madvillain - Madvillainy
MF DOOM - Mm..Food
Quasimoto - The Unseen
Little Brother - The Minstrel Show
Isaiah Rashad - Cilvia Demo

you can also check out some of more recent lofi beat makers like bsd.u and killer bee

i was wondering who the fug would be saying the exact same albums i love and i realized who this was rofl

[quote=hyatt]some pretty notable and accessible releases:

J Dilla - Donuts
Kanye West - The College Dropout
Madvillain - Madvillainy
MF DOOM - Mm..Food
Quasimoto - The Unseen
Little Brother - The Minstrel Show
Isaiah Rashad - Cilvia Demo

you can also check out some of more recent lofi beat makers like [url=https://bsdu.bandcamp.com/]bsd.u[/url] and [url=https://prodbykillerbee.bandcamp.com/album/alone]killer bee[/url][/quote]

i was wondering who the fug would be saying the exact same albums i love and i realized who this was rofl
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hopsin,Kendrick Lamar,logic

hopsin,Kendrick Lamar,logic
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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6DvuHQ45a-U
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oNlI76As-l0
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sv-XjZgjXzw
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w4MTdOVm4Dk

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6DvuHQ45a-U
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oNlI76As-l0
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sv-XjZgjXzw
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w4MTdOVm4Dk
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#19
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future

future
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smh

illmatic- nas
Lifestylez ov da poor and dangerous - big L
The infamous - mobb deep
Ready to die - biggie
rhythm-al-ism - DJ quik
Atliens- outkast
2001- dre
The chronic - dre
All eyez on me- pac
Me against the world - pac
The college dropout - Ye (also late registration is very very good)
GKMC - Kendrick
1999,b4da$$ - joey
It was written - nas (the message is imo one of the best tracks ever made)
The score - fugees
Get rich or die tryin - fif
Doggystyle - snoop dogg
Labcabincalifornia - pharcyde
Mos def and talib kweli are blackstar - blackstar
The documentary - the game
Low end theory - atcq
Stankonia - outkast
Anything by de la soul
Section 80 - Kendrick
Midnight marauders - atcq
Take care - Drake

Missing a bunch might edit when I get home from work

smh

illmatic- nas
Lifestylez ov da poor and dangerous - big L
The infamous - mobb deep
Ready to die - biggie
rhythm-al-ism - DJ quik
Atliens- outkast
2001- dre
The chronic - dre
All eyez on me- pac
Me against the world - pac
The college dropout - Ye (also late registration is very very good)
GKMC - Kendrick
1999,b4da$$ - joey
It was written - nas (the message is imo one of the best tracks ever made)
The score - fugees
Get rich or die tryin - fif
Doggystyle - snoop dogg
Labcabincalifornia - pharcyde
Mos def and talib kweli are blackstar - blackstar
The documentary - the game
Low end theory - atcq
Stankonia - outkast
Anything by de la soul
Section 80 - Kendrick
Midnight marauders - atcq
Take care - Drake

Missing a bunch might edit when I get home from work
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#21
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lil ugly mane

lil ugly mane
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#22
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nujabes

nujabes
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to start with hiphop imo you need to start with modern day big names. regardless of what people think of these albums. I think its easy for new listeners to start with these.

kendrick lamar - good kid maad city
kendrick lamar - to pimp a butterfly
j cole - forest hills drive
joey badass - b4.da.$$
chance the rapper - colouring book
drake - if you're reading this its too late
drake - nothing was the same
drake - so far gone
kanye west - my beautiful dark twisted fantasy
kanye west - life of pablo
kanye west - college dropout
logic - under pressure

trap rap
kodak black - lil big pac
lil uzi vert - anything really
future - EVOL or DS2

old school
a tribe called quest - we got it from here thank you 4 your service, low end theory, midnight marauders
nas illmatic, it was written, stillmatic
life after death - notorious big
all eyez on me - 2pac
madvillian - madvilliany

to start with hiphop imo you need to start with modern day big names. regardless of what people think of these albums. I think its easy for new listeners to start with these.

kendrick lamar - good kid maad city
kendrick lamar - to pimp a butterfly
j cole - forest hills drive
joey badass - b4.da.$$
chance the rapper - colouring book
drake - if you're reading this its too late
drake - nothing was the same
drake - so far gone
kanye west - my beautiful dark twisted fantasy
kanye west - life of pablo
kanye west - college dropout
logic - under pressure

trap rap
kodak black - lil big pac
lil uzi vert - anything really
future - EVOL or DS2

old school
a tribe called quest - we got it from here thank you 4 your service, low end theory, midnight marauders
nas illmatic, it was written, stillmatic
life after death - notorious big
all eyez on me - 2pac
madvillian - madvilliany
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https://open.spotify.com/user/md46/playlist/26Wh7mWJcwj9pyISQ0UDRh

just hit shuffle

*ty for clockwork to provide the quality music selection

https://open.spotify.com/user/md46/playlist/26Wh7mWJcwj9pyISQ0UDRh

just hit shuffle

*ty for clockwork to provide the quality music selection
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#25
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ITS CLIPPING BITCH

ITS CLIPPING BITCH
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if youre willing to listen to some instrumentals that are pretty out there you should check out Danny Brown's Atrocity Exhibition.
Liquid swords by gza is also a classic.

if youre willing to listen to some instrumentals that are pretty out there you should check out Danny Brown's Atrocity Exhibition.
Liquid swords by gza is also a classic.
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#27
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some excellent recs in this thread already so im just gonna throw out some of my favs that haven't been mentioned yet, from a fairly wide range of styles

the doppelgangaz- lone sharks, hark
billy woods- history will absolve me, dour candy
viktor vaughn- vaudeville villain (my fav mf doom release not mentioned thus far)
cannibal ox- the cold vein
dj shadow- endtroducing
edan- beauty and the beat
elzhi- elmatic (also the preface and lead poison, they're more uneven but have some dope songs)
black moon- enta da stage
smif n wessun- dah shinin
eric b and rakim- paid in full, follow the leader
big daddy kane- long live the kane
masta ace- disposable arts, a long hot summer
cunninlynguists- a piece of strange
melanin 9- magna carta
mick jenkins- the waters
denzel curry- imperial
boogie down productions- criminal minded
nwa- straight outta compton
scarface- the diary
public enemy- it takes a nation of millions to hold us back
the coup- genocide and juice
organized konfusion- stress: the extinction agenda
jay-z- reasonable doubt, the blueprint
pete rock and cl smooth- mecca and the soul brother
jeru the damaja- the sun rises in the east
common- like water for chocolate, be
goodie mob- soul food
ugly heroes- ugly heroes
blackalicious- blazing arrow
company flow- funcrusher plus
freddie gibbs- pinata
j-live- the best part
killer mike- r.a.p. music (my favorite 'run the jewels' album tbh)
slick rick- the great adventures of slick rick
souls of mischief- '93 til infinity
the d.o.c.- no one can do it better
prhyme- prhyme
blu and exile- below the heavens
dr octagon- dr octagonecologyst
big pun- capital punishment
juggaknots- clear blue skies

that should last you for a little while heh

some excellent recs in this thread already so im just gonna throw out some of my favs that haven't been mentioned yet, from a fairly wide range of styles

the doppelgangaz- lone sharks, hark
billy woods- history will absolve me, dour candy
viktor vaughn- vaudeville villain (my fav mf doom release not mentioned thus far)
cannibal ox- the cold vein
dj shadow- endtroducing
edan- beauty and the beat
elzhi- elmatic (also the preface and lead poison, they're more uneven but have some dope songs)
black moon- enta da stage
smif n wessun- dah shinin
eric b and rakim- paid in full, follow the leader
big daddy kane- long live the kane
masta ace- disposable arts, a long hot summer
cunninlynguists- a piece of strange
melanin 9- magna carta
mick jenkins- the waters
denzel curry- imperial
boogie down productions- criminal minded
nwa- straight outta compton
scarface- the diary
public enemy- it takes a nation of millions to hold us back
the coup- genocide and juice
organized konfusion- stress: the extinction agenda
jay-z- reasonable doubt, the blueprint
pete rock and cl smooth- mecca and the soul brother
jeru the damaja- the sun rises in the east
common- like water for chocolate, be
goodie mob- soul food
ugly heroes- ugly heroes
blackalicious- blazing arrow
company flow- funcrusher plus
freddie gibbs- pinata
j-live- the best part
killer mike- r.a.p. music (my favorite 'run the jewels' album tbh)
slick rick- the great adventures of slick rick
souls of mischief- '93 til infinity
the d.o.c.- no one can do it better
prhyme- prhyme
blu and exile- below the heavens
dr octagon- dr octagonecologyst
big pun- capital punishment
juggaknots- clear blue skies

that should last you for a little while heh
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TRUST ME

This is a good start

https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLIK0H8p7YAgy8p7TtK7UEM8l2WV2MOn7D

also if you like beats listen to this https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_8jJXwO8IxE

new guys i like Run The Jewels a lot.

Take a look of https://www.youtube.com/user/massappeal , https://www.youtube.com/user/HighFocusTV https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCHVbuwA78fcrsESJtKGz7dg these channels for new stuff

TRUST ME

This is a good start

https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLIK0H8p7YAgy8p7TtK7UEM8l2WV2MOn7D

also if you like beats listen to this https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_8jJXwO8IxE

new guys i like Run The Jewels a lot.

Take a look of https://www.youtube.com/user/massappeal , https://www.youtube.com/user/HighFocusTV https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCHVbuwA78fcrsESJtKGz7dg these channels for new stuff
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I only listen to real deep hip hop, kendrick, chance, logic, tyler, the list goes on

I only listen to real deep hip hop, kendrick, chance, logic, tyler, the list goes on
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LISTEN TO 1999 BY JOEY BADASS OR ANYTHING BY RUN THE JEWELS IF UR GETTING INTO THE GENRE AND U WANT A GOOD GROVE WITH REALLY IMPRESSIVE LYRICS

LISTEN TO 1999 BY JOEY BADASS OR ANYTHING BY RUN THE JEWELS IF UR GETTING INTO THE GENRE AND U WANT A GOOD GROVE WITH REALLY IMPRESSIVE LYRICS
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