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#1 alwaysonacoffebreak

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Posted 25 December 2012 - 07:21

All "off-the-radar" artist suggestions are welcome and please don't offer any mainstream artists, those are not for me.

Examples of what I do like: AOTP, Cube, DMX, Vinnie Paz, older Swollen Members, Madchild solo, tech n9ne etc.


#2 Nick H.

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Posted 25 December 2012 - 08:44

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#3 OP alwaysonacoffebreak

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Posted 25 December 2012 - 08:46

Thanks, didn't really know where to put it and I guess I missed this one :(

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Posted 25 December 2012 - 08:52

since I see you enjoy tech n9ne (im a big fan of his) you might want to check out Krizz Kaliko as well, he is on techs label. also you might want to check out Young Noble, he is from the group Outlawz, which was Tupacs group that he put together before he passed away. I use to work on Outlawz website and still keep in touch with them over the phone. they do make some quality music.

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Posted 25 December 2012 - 09:01

Yeah well I listen to almost all the Strange music artists. I'll check out Outlawz ;) Thanks.

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Posted 25 December 2012 - 10:14

Not sure if you'd like Aussie hip hop, but here are 2 of my favourite bands. Heaps more to choose from.

HillTop Hoods - Fifty in Five
HillTop Hoods - Nosebleed Section
Drapht - Sing it (Life of Riley)

Might not be your cup of tea though.

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Posted 25 December 2012 - 10:17

Thanks for the suggestion but yea it seems that's not really for me.

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Posted 25 December 2012 - 10:26

Thanks for the suggestion but yea it seems that's not really for me.


No worries, been a fan of rap and hip hop for years myself. Keep looking, there is a whole world of it out there. :D

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Posted 25 December 2012 - 10:28

7L & Esoteric*, Blaq Poet, Cormega, Jedi Mind Tricks*, old Mobb Deep.....

(Members of AOTP but their "solo" albums are better than AOTP material)


Also, people are too disrespectful towards mainstream hip-hop; If you truly love hip-hop, you listen to every style; from cheap ass pop-rap to Necro graphic ****.

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Posted 25 December 2012 - 10:35

I'm not really disrespectful towards it, it just isn't for me, I'm not saying others shouldn't listen to it. I truly love hip-hop but just a certain kind of hip-hop.

Also thanks, I've got a whole lot of Jedi stuff also their "solo" stuff but will check out again :)

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Posted 25 December 2012 - 10:55

I'm not really disrespectful towards it, it just isn't for me, I'm not saying others shouldn't listen to it.

OK, I didn't mean the comment necessarily towards you :)

I listen to everything I can pretty much get my ears on (I sadly now have less time). There are some mainstream things I like. I like more independent things on a personal level though.

The problem is that if something goes mainstream, irrelevant if its good or bad (OR REAL BAD) people are quick to criticize it or simply refuse to listen to it because they "too cool" or "too underground" for it. That's some fake bull****.

Having said that, if you only listen to commercial mainstream ****, its the same fake bull**** as above.

#12 Coagulated

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Posted 25 December 2012 - 11:00

Various Artists
Action Bronson - Free Stuff: http://www.actionbro....com/downloads/
Living Legends
Brother Ali - Free Stuff: http://www.2dopeboyz...ed-heart-freep/
Soul Khan - Free Stuff: http://soulkhan.com/music/ - 'Soul Like Khan' is the free album, there's also a few free singles.
Blackalicious
Non Phixion
Rhyme Asylum
P.O.S
Organized Konfusion
I Self Devine
Prolyphic & Reanimator
Soul Position

Specific Albums
The Saurus - 'All I Know Is That'
Aceyalone & RJD2 - 'Magnificent City'
CunninLynguists - Specifically 'Oneireology'
Luckyiam - Specifically 'I Love Haters'
Evidence - Specifically 'Cats & Dogs'
Blueprint - Specifically '1988', his later stuff is a bit more experimental.

Random
Wugazi - Fugazi meets Wu Tang Clan - Amazing free mash-up album from Cecil Otter & Swiss Andy - http://www.mediafire...4z43zfoxmgla19t
Budo & Krukid - 6:00AM (Redux) - http://www.2dopeboyz...600am-redux-ep/

In general if you want some random free stuff, check http://www.2dopeboyz.com - anyone who is anyone who releases anything for free tends to let it loose on there.

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Posted 25 December 2012 - 11:20

A Tribe Called Quest, Eric B. & Rakim, EPMD, KRSONE, Dead Prez, Big L, SLick Rick, Ultramagnetic MC's, Black Star

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Posted 25 December 2012 - 12:57

The below is personal opinion:

Big L

This guy released ONE album (if you want, one and a half). I personally don't think he can be considered one of the all time greats.

Cru, the group, also released ONE album and it was awesome like Big L's. The group split up and basically nothing "wow" has came out....

SLick Rick

A bit of the same except to a less extent; He released several albums (some better than others) but really non consistent . Ive always thought he thought the ideas but had a ghostwriter.

Again those were all opinions :)

#15 OP alwaysonacoffebreak

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Posted 25 December 2012 - 13:09

Listened to Dead Prez and Black Star but they're still missing something..I don't even know what but something. I'll sure listen to some songs later on tho.

Thanks guys :) Keep em coming.

I'm guessing what I'm really after is something like DMX in his prime but that's a bit hard to follow imho.



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