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Old 07-20-2009, 06:53 PM
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Thumbs up Hip-Hop 101: Who you should be listening to.

Now, some of you might stereotype hip-hop music by saying that it's only about sex, drugs, money, etc. However, contrary to popular belief, it can and does go much, much deeper than that. I'm not trying to force my views on you, but this is a good heads up as to who you should be listening to and who you shouldn't be listening to (hence the title).


You Should be Listening To:
Q-Tip
Atmosphere
J. Cole
Jay-Z
Wu-Tang Clan
Any Individual Member of the Wu-Tang Clan -- Raekwon, Ghostface Killah, Inspectah Deck, GZA, RZA, O.D.B. (RIP), Method Man, U-God, Masta Killa
Rakim
B.o.B.
KiD CuDi
Wale
K-Otix
Run DMC
Cypress Hill
Ludacris
Kanye West
Lupe Fiasco
Nas
Eminem
The Game
Jedi Mind Tricks
Common
Mr. Lif
Del tha Funky Homosapien
Clipse
Cormega
Slick Rick
OutKast - And the individual members Andre 3000 & Big Boi
Talib Kweli
Mos Def (including Black Star)
Chamillionaire
Ice Cube
Big L
Big Pun
Snoop Doggy Dogg
MF Doom
AZ
Beanie Sigel
Busta Rhymes
OutKast (including Andre 3K and Big Boi individually)
Papoose
Jay Electronica
A Tribe Called Quest
Dr. Dre
N.W.A.
Papoose
The Pharcyde
Public Enemy
LL Cool J (old stuff)
The Notorious B.I.G.
KRS-One
2Pac
De La Soul
Gang Starr
Lauryn Hill
Wax
Aesop Rock
Sean Price
Drake (Thank Me Later was great. However, he barely made this part.



Who You Should Be Ignoring:
T-Pain
Akon
DJ Khaled
Fabolous
Fat Joe
Rick Ross
Flo Rida
New Nelly (his old stuff is fine)
Diddy
G-Unit
Bubba Sparxxx
Soulja Boy and anyone associated with him
Sean Kingston (not really a rapper but whatever)
Memphis Bleek
Lil' Kim
Lil' Mama
Kardinal Offishall
2 Pistols
Ace Hood
Ray J
Yung Berg
Plies
Twista
Pitbull
Ja Rule
Shawty Lo
Brisco
Will.I.Am.
Lil Jon
Dem Franchize Boyz
E-40
Birdman


Who can either be really awful or really good depending on the track:
Young Jeezy
Lil' Wayne
T.I.
Pharell
N*E*R*D
50 Cent
Fort Minor
Bun B
Three 6 Mafia
Bone Thugs-n-Harmony
Paul Wall
Juelz Santana
Jadakiss
Cassidy

Hope I could help.

Last edited by Sean; 10-26-2011 at 04:01 AM.
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