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Old 09-24-2009, 05:04 PM   #41 (permalink)
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I just wanted to say thanks, Invincible - Shapeshifters is completely awesome. I know nothing of rap, just came to this thread with an open mind. Where do I go from here?
There's a lot of ways you can go, man. What did you want, something similar to Shapeshifters?
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Old 09-25-2009, 10:02 PM   #42 (permalink)
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Yes, something along the Shapeshifters album, poetic political writing with sort of melancholy sound. Locusts is my favorite track, really like the development theme and all the emotions it evokes. Hmm, feel like Im not explaining it well, but there you go.
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Old 09-28-2009, 10:58 PM   #43 (permalink)
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Yes, something along the Shapeshifters album, poetic political writing with sort of melancholy sound. Locusts is my favorite track, really like the development theme and all the emotions it evokes. Hmm, feel like Im not explaining it well, but there you go.
I'm not really a political rap guy, but for something melancholic and poetic, you might like some anticon. stuff, maybe.

DoseOne - Hemispheres (I think it's kind of dull, personally, but a lot of people I know seem to like it.)

Sample:
DoseOne - Etherial Downtime



Not sure why, but I felt like I should include Alias in here. He's pretty directly poetic, and he avoids slang. (Again, it kind of takes away excitement for me, but hey, super-literate rap has its place.) If you're interested, try Alias - The Other Side of the Looking Glass.

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Alias - Watching Water


A lot of anticon. stuff is extremely poetic, backpacker / left-field / alternative / whatever you want to call it stuff. Those two albums are definitely not the best on anticon., if you want to delve (did I use that right?) deeper into the collective, let me know, I'll hook you up.



Maybe some Def Jux stuff, too. Try El-P's I'll Sleep When You're Dead.

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El-P - The Overly Dramatic Truth



If you like that, check out anything by Aesop Rock. (His best albums are Labor Days, and then Float.)



Back to political rap: I'm not a politics guy, so I really can't give you much to work with, sorry. When I want to hear political rap, I just listen to Public Enemy (maybe because I guess I'd be labeled an anarchist in my political views). But I will say that I recommend staying away from conspiracy rap garbage. (That's you, Immortal Technique fanboys.) It suffers from being boring / monochromatic.

Any other questions, let me know.
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Old 10-04-2009, 09:41 PM   #44 (permalink)
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Yes to:

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Nebody remember Boss? Not the best, but in so far as gangsta, she was aight.
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Old 10-12-2009, 11:12 PM   #45 (permalink)
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anybody like Zagg??
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Old 12-10-2010, 02:30 PM   #46 (permalink)
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Tasha

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Old 12-11-2010, 05:33 PM   #47 (permalink)
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I know there are a lot of black female rappers out there but are there any white female rappers?
i know the one tasha is japanese white.
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Old 12-15-2010, 12:16 AM   #48 (permalink)
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I always liked ladybug mecca from diggable planets.

Bahamadia has flow too.
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Old 12-16-2010, 07:38 AM   #49 (permalink)
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Medusa has some style and some tight things to say but there isn't a lot of footage out yet.

youtube.com/watch?v=4yUdJ6Uyj_I
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Old 12-17-2010, 01:07 AM   #50 (permalink)
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Lauryn Hill, Faith Evans... Damn I miss the Fugees
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