Don’t Miss This! Vol. X: The Guacamole Rap Edition

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It’s been a little while since we’ve run a Don’t Miss This. It’s been even longer since I’ve run one (I’ve never run one), but I’m back in this motherfucker to provide your aural cavities with only the most succulent of jams. Hip-hop has been covered before on this here blog (didn’t we used to be about heavy metal or something?), so I know some of you cats can dig it. Our very own guru of all things gangsta, Edward who is Breegrodamus, put me onto the trillest of the trill, Run the Jewels, so I think it’s about time I returned the favour. Fix your hat, sag those pants until your ass shows (and possibly slap some hoes), and let’s get jiggy wit it.

 

#1: HOPSIN

You haven’t heard of Hopsin? The underground, independent sensation sweeping the nation? C’mon son. I first heard Hopsin when he featured on the Tech N9ne song “Am I a Psycho” and killed it. Considering the other conspirators on the song were none other than B.O.B. and Tech N9ne himself, the lyrical bar had been set pretty high before pen even touched paper, but Hopsin brought his A-game to the table and outshone them both. I immediately delved into his back catalogue and was captivated by his unique brand of tongue-in-cheek, self-aware humour. Not long after I devoured everything he had to offer, he dropped a brand new installation in his incredibly popular Ill Mind of Hopsin series — an offering that blew just about every rap song I’ve ever heard out of the water. “Ill Mind of Hopsin 5” tackled everything from Hopsin’s personal love/hate relationship with rap music to black culture to smoking weed. Every time I listen to it I glean something new. In my very important opinion, it’s one of the best hip-hop songs ever written, musically and lyrically.

 Like Hopsin on Facebook and follow him on Twitter.

 

#2: WEERD SCIENCE

I know what you’re thinking: weed isn’t that bad. Hopsin don’t know about the real hard shit. Well, you crazy motherfuckers, let me introduce you to Xzibit #2: Weerd Science. What’s he all about? Heroin. No lie. Ever hear of the little band Coheed & Cambria? Weerd Science is the moniker for the hip-hop endeavours of Josh Eppard, the drummer for said little band. About midway through their career, Eppard got hooked on smack and was consequently fired. Eventually he cleaned his life up and rejoined, but not before dropping several albums about how bad your life is when you’re addicted to heroin.  His music is infectious and his lyrics, mostly based on how terrible his life has been, are equal parts dark and hilarious.

Find Weerd Science at his website and on Bandcamp. Like him on Facebook. Follow him on Twitter.

 

#3: NUJABES

Shit’s getting too intense; I can sense it. You need something to sooth you, to calm your soul. Well, friends, let’s proceed to Xzibit #3: Nujaves. Nujaves was (R.I.P.) a Japanese neo-jazz hip-hop producer, probably best known in North America for his work with the anime Samurai Champloo. Expertly combining layers of funk grooves with jazz samples, Nujabes’ music is chill, fresh, and relaxing. I defy you to not bob your head to this. Grab a pack of smokes, a pint of beer, a couple of good friends, and jam.

Give Nujabes a posthumous like on Facebook

 

#4: YASIIN BEY aka. MOS DEF 

Now that we’ve taken a step back from the intensity and you’ve reoriented yourself to who you are as a person in the wholeness that only Nujaves can provide, it’s time to get artsy. Yasiin Bey (the artist formerly known as Mos Def) was known to me only as an actor for many years. It’s probable that I was aware of his rap career, but dismissed it out of hand as another Will Smith. In hindsight, I can see how stupid I was to do so, and if you haven’t checked out this cat, you’re stupid too. Emerging into the public eye with fellow Brooklyn native Talib Kweli as the groundbreaking hip-hop duo Black Star, Bey solidified himself as a wordsmith ranking with the greatest names hip-hop has offered. Over the course of his solo career his rapping style has evolved from an agressive, socially conscious bark to a more relaxed, artsy mumble, culminating in his most recent effort to date, The Ecstatic. Bey’s behind-the-beat, lazy style of rapping combined with out-of-the-box sampling may not appeal to all folks, but there’s something significant happening in this album that speaks to the listener beyond what the words have to offer, and it’s tied into Bey’s attitude. His love of life, Allah, and music are so prominently displayed in his entire demeanour you can’t help but feel drawn to it. If this album doesn’t grab you on the first listen, I highly recommend taking more time with it — it’s an album that, like all great albums, isn’t immediately gratifying; but such is the way of the greatest things life has to offer.

Like Yasiin Bey on Facebook. Follow on Twitter.

 

And that’s it for me, for now. Maybe one day I’ll actually write about metal, but until that time, stay trill.

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  • Dr. Dubz

    When I was setting the Facebook schedule this morning, I thought, “Oh look a Guac Jim post. I wonder if he finally wrote about metal? Nope.”

    • Reichsmarschall Dean von Steel

      The ToH collectively bats about .500. Today was 3/4, which is a pretty strong showing.

      • Dr. Dubz

        Eh, I like hip hop. I’m just giving Guac Jim the razz on this because it’s a running joke.

      • Guacamole Jim
        • The Beargod

          Isn’t B.O.B, like, super lame tho?

          • Guacamole Jim

            Yes, typically. But he can bust out some serious shit when he wants to. It actually kinda bugs me, because I have this feeling he’s way better than he lets on. I don’t listen to him personally, though.

        • Reichsmarschall Dean von Steel

          I should clarify that the “batting .500” and “3/4” comments had to do with posts that were/weren’t metal related, and were not directed at the quality of the post(s). This is a fine write up, just not my cup of tea.

          • Edward/Breegrodamus

            HD in case you haven’t read each and every one of my comments today, I mailed out the Pissgrave cassette today. I dunno if I’ll post that in the group, rather just mail it to a handful of interested parties.

            https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6FTmaHDj5Zo

          • Reichsmarschall Dean von Steel

            Byah! Nice. Burn that shit to a CD-R and I’ll send you money (no joke… do you have Paypal?)

          • Edward/Breegrodamus

            I do but no worries. If I emailed you the album could you burn it to a CD?

          • Reichsmarschall Dean von Steel

            Yes’sum. S’pose. Many thanks. You my breegro.

          • Reichsmarschall Dean von Steel

            Yes’sum. S’pose. Many thanks. You my breegro.

        • Edward/Breegrodamus

          Guac you should know I went from listening to old Leviathan and Krieg albums all day today to vibing the fuck out right now, lol

          • Guacamole Jim

            I spent most of the day rocking The Monolith Deathcult, and then as soon as this went live I remembered how much I love all this stuff and went right back to jamming Mos Def.

          • Edward/Breegrodamus
        • GJ, i had to fucking work at work today, ugh.
          can’t wait to check this stuff out. i need more rap in my life, and i depend on you flushers to weed out all the shite.

          • I’m in the same boat, I’m having to make an animation on a deadline. 🙁

          • Guacamole Jim

            Dude, working at work is the worst. Let me know what you think!!

    • CONANtheDjentlyFuckingKING

      …………

  • Paris Hilton

    Aawww yes! This my shit boy!!! I feel for ya too Guac, I can’t write just about metal either. I dig all music, what sounds good I listen to; to HELL with the social consequences! I get the feeling that I’m untrve….

  • Tyree
  • Simon “Djentcrusher” Phoenix

    I keep forgetting Mos changed his name to Yasiin Bey. Probably because it’s such a stupid name.

    Also Nujabes is the shit. He sampled one of my favorite Yuseef Lateef compositions.

    Nujabes – The Final View: https://youtu.be/36F9LKMDaOY

    • Guacamole Jim

      I fucking LOL’d

    • Simon “Djentcrusher” Phoenix

      Oh come now Jay. I thought you would’ve liked that we’re not trying to be try hard tr00 methul.

      • I do.

        …but I’m also an asshole.

        • King Shit of Fuck Mountain

          Crank some fucking Exciter!

          • Simon “Djentcrusher” Phoenix

            I love Exciter, but I still think Nujabes was the shit (R.I.P).

            The two can be reconciled.

          • The Beargod

            Nope.

  • The Beargod

    Nujabes>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>
    Always.

    • Guacamole Jim

      I am extremely pleased to see the love for Nujabes rolling in this bowl.

      • The Beargod

        A friend used to be verryy big on Nujabes, got introduced a year or two ago to his work. ‘Tis magnificient.

  • Shrimp in a Pizza Box

    I will only listen to rap if it’s METAL rap!

    …Wait

      • “It’s just one of those days…”

      • Simon “Djentcrusher” Phoenix

        Except for the first two albums, I can’t stand 6FU, but I unironically love this song.

        Fun times.

        • The Beargod

          The last two albums were the only good ones (not counting this years endeavor). Firts one had some nice tunes.

          Barnes. Sucks. Ass.

          Just wanted you to know this to be true.

        • Same!

      • Shrimp in a Pizza Box

        The rap part is actually good, but the riffs under it don’t really add much

    • I remember when Faith No More dropped The Real Thing. The little bit of rap on there made it sound all fresh and exciting as hell. …and then came all the clones.

    • Dagon

      IMO one of the few times rap metal worked was on Planet Hemp, a Brazilian band. Would link if I could.

  • My face when you start talking about hip-hop/rap:

    http://i.huffpost.com/gen/1806806/images/o-THIRD-WHEEL-facebook.jpg

    • Guacamole Jim

      Because it’s making out with your ears, right? You’re the dude in white?

      • of course, the rap/hip hop lovers are the dude with the balloons!

        • Guacamole Jim

          I can jam these. I don’t understand a word of it, though.

          • malandros, every night you hear the shots, there’s killing everywhere, #ploploplo, venezuelan swearing, Caracas is like Pakistán.

            I just have a really negative perception of hip-hop and rapping because of that. Also, reggaeton. I just don’t want to hear a guy making rhymes about how bad is my society, because I know it’s bad.

            The rap scene here is very big, but most of them want to counter the malandro/thug image while dressing, acting and talking like malandro/thug.

          • Guacamole Jim

            Interesting. I actually really like lyrics that are culturally poignant; I prefer them over mindless drivel, even if I am aware of the issues they’re raising. But the hypocrisy of anti-thug thugs I can understand.

          • The Aquí todo es un Beta song is more positive, it’s not all the cases, but the majority here is doing this gangster stuff. It’s kind of annoying.

          • Guacamole Jim

            I don’t jam the gansta rap (unless it’s old school, like Dre or someone from that era). I just don’t dig the message. That’s why I love that Hopsin song; he rags on rap culture and its influence on the way people today behave.

          • I’m actually kinda the opposite. I really like violent, stupid rap.
            (Well, stupid but not like… THIS stupid)

            https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6vYnas6q3Sg

          • Dagon

            You ain’t got it for the lo lo then?

          • I am enamored with the cocaine. I acquire it for a very low price.

          • Dagon

            Sodium bicarbonate, I carry sodium bicarbonate

          • more beer

            Joe`s cocaine X your Baking soda = crack.

          • Guacamole Jim

            Actually, to continue in the Weerd Science vein, he did a parody of this song: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z9I-aq5jrFk

          • He’s got baking soda, he’s got baking soda!!!

          • Dumptruck Full Of Nose Hair

            No, G, he’s hustlin’ this! Coconut creme pie, straight chuch!

            http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51SWiYKsqML.jpg

          • I think people that actually enjoy this song are brain damaged.

          • Dumptruck Full Of Nose Hair
          • Herr Schmitty

            Violent stupid rap like, say, Keef then, right!? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YWyHZNBz6FE

          • J.R.

            Im in the same boat, but I generally enjoy music that urges people to think/improve.

          • CT-12

            I’ll have to check out Hopsin more. I was convinced for a while he was just some goofy, shitty horrorcore rapper.

          • Guacamole Jim

            He’s got some serious talent. He can be hit and miss though, but that’s true of many rappers.

          • Dagon

            I think it’s funny you guys use the word malandro as well.

          • ¡Malandros unidos! Bring me those gunz #PloPloPlo.

          • Dagon

            BOW (I will post this in every article from now on)
            https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xtbF9JqfgVs

          • what?

            BOW!

            O.o) dude, calm down!

          • I Like Small Tight Butts

            Thanks. Not a bad song. I could do without the Autistic Rasta dude making retard noises though.

          • KJM

            POP POP POP goes the Nine!

        • Dumptruck Full Of Nose Hair
        • Herr Schmitty

          Before he sold out like a Puto, Pit Bull was running around talkin’ bout that Culo! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D2N7POlWaEE

          • ehhhh…. oh, no.. Pitbull u.u…

          • Herr Schmitty

            Miami, que pasa?!?!

  • King Shit of Fuck Mountain

    No.

  • Dagon

    I hate Hopsin but I can fuck heavily with everything else here. Good stuff, Guac.

    You ever got into Shabbazz Palaces?

    • Guacamole Jim

      No, I don’t think I know them. Any specific recommendations?

  • zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz

    global consciousness disintegration–
    a special time–to be noted in history

    golden lives and times

    (all 3 at once–1st vid muted–2nd vid full vol—3rd vid–full vol)
    https://youtu.be/XBMK7C_HwI4

    https://youtu.be/K2yRlqVp2O4

    https://youtu.be/W1WnrjciO8c

  • Reichsmarschall Dean von Steel

    Needz moar tremolo and shrieks.

  • Scrimm

    Ugh fucking hate Tech9ne. Sry dude. Good write up anyways.

    • Guacamole Jim

      Thanks mate! I’ve actually kinda soured on him recently myself, to be honest. Otherwise I might have included him here. As it is, he just gets an honourable mention for Hopsin.

      • Scrimm

        I’ll check this stuff out. The rap/hip hop I like I tend to really like, but so far that’s only been a few artists.

        • Guacamole Jim

          That’s fair. It took me quite a few years to legitimately start enjoying rap as a genre, not just specific artists.

          • Scrimm

            It was a weird start for me. my dad game me a walkman he found at word and there was a dubbed tape of some Snoop Dog on it I enjoyed a little. A while later I decided I needed to expand my musical horizons a little And decided to buy a Rad cd at random. I ended up picking Bow Down, and it’s still a top 5 all time album for me. The clerk in best buy asked me of I was sure I had the right cd. Guess it was the first time he saw a dude in a Cannibal Corpse shirt buying rap.

    • Dr. Dubz

      I’ve never checked out Tech9ne due to his association with ICP

      • Scrimm

        Didn’t know about that but it sure doesn’t help his case. Confession: I got drug to see ICP live back in the late 90’s. Terrible.

        • Dr. Dubz

          I think it isn’t a strong connection, but I’ve always associated the two for some reason.

          • Scrimm

            They suck about the same.

      • Sir Tapir the Based

        Fucking magnets!

        • Dr. Dubz

          I’ve watched that video a whole bunch. It’s one of the most unintentionally funny things ever written.

      • Guacamole Jim

        Tech N9ne, though I don’t listen to him a whole bunch, has got some serious rhythmic chops. I try to ignore the fact that he’s closely associated with ICP and pay more attention to the fact that he’s the only rapper I’ve ever heard who consistently uses polyrhythms in his raps. As far as technicality goes, there’s nobody on his level (except maybe Busta Rhymes, and he’s pretty hit and miss). Give this song a listen:

        https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vvSpt-3NQD4

        • Dr. Dubz

          Ha, as I was reading your comment, I saw the word polyrhythms and immediately thought of Busta.

          • Guacamole Jim

            That dude can absolutely KILL it. There’s another Tech song called “Worldwide Choppers,” and it’s basically just Tech, Busta, and Twista shitting on everyone. Yelawolf is in there too, but doesn’t really compete.

  • Simon “Djentcrusher” Phoenix

    Please. We all know who the true king of hip-hop is.
    Rush – Roll the Bones: https://youtu.be/2Pm6tb7HkRI

  • Reichsmarschall Dean von Steel
    • Tyree

      BYAH!

      • Reichsmarschall Dean von Steel

        Tyree! Finally got my Devouring Star CD yesterday! Absolutely immense! Got my Svartidaudi Synthesis of Whore and Beast EP, too! Extra-byah!!

        • Tyree

          What!? I should be getting mine hopefully today then. Hell yes man!

          • Reichsmarschall Dean von Steel

            It came sans jewel case, but that’s OK. I was just so fucking pumped to finally have it! Excited to finally have the Svartidaudi, too as it’s been over four months in waiting for it to finally release.

          • Simon “Djentcrusher” Phoenix

            Not having a case of some kind with your CD is a pain in the ass.

            I bought Aggression’s Forgotten Skeleton when I went to The Defenders of the Old Fest a couple of weeks ago. It had no case; just the CD and a booklet, which was shoddy at best. It sucked, but I wanted that album for ages, so whatevs.

          • Reichsmarschall Dean von Steel

            Agreed. I understand how it cuts down in shipping costs, but when it’s an order of a couple CDs, what does it really matter? Two hundred, I could understand. But two?

          • Max

            There should be a law with CDs: NO digipaks, NO “miniature vinyl sleeves,”, NO metal tins, NO novelty wallets of any material – jewel case with standard black inlay tray ONLY.

            All other formats are useless for 1) relative durability, 2) changing CDs in the car, 3) slotting into CD racks. Jewel cases ONLY.

          • The Beargod

            Digipaks and digifiles are better tho.

          • Max

            You think so? They get all dog-eared. Any stickers on them at the time of purchase that you want to remove because it’s obscuring the artwork run the risk of ripping the panel when you tear it off.

            Plus, I’m not saying jewel cases are any more durable – in fact they break all the time; the hubs particularly are often losing teeth – but at least they can be easily replaced by slotting the disc and the j-card into a new one, whereas with digipaks you’d have to buy the album again.

          • The Beargod

            Jewel case replaceability is good.

            But most digipaks/files I buy come with wrappers and the stickers are there. If you listen to music in a car, why’d you take more than the discs (into a disc case or some such).

            I’ve never managed to dog-ear a single one. And I’ve had some for years.

            Personally I appreciate the feel of them as well. And the lack of plastic.

          • Max

            The lack of plastic is certainly more ecologically sustainable, and yes, they can look nicer than jewel cases. Each to his own, I suppose!

          • Dumptruck Full Of Nose Hair

            I dunno. I got Cynic’s ‘Traced In Air’ on digipack and was tickled pink that it came with a nice sized poster. And definitely stands out in my collection.

          • Max

            Yes, but the posters have always got CD-case-sized rectangular creases in them!

          • Dumptruck Full Of Nose Hair

            Good point.

          • Tyree

            Makes sense. I bought some CD’s from them before and that happened to me.

        • Scrimm

          Waiting for stuff in the mail<<<<<<<<<<<<<. Waiting on a shirt right now, It's driving me nuts.

    • The Beargod
    • Reichsmarschall Dean von Steel

      Good to see that I can still draw the down votes (and apparently a deep-seeded ire) with the OSDM vids. Byah!

  • Dr. Dubz

    This song was on the Saints Row the Third Soundtrack. Always liked it.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xFL0e24GeYg

    • Guacamole Jim

      One of my favourites from the album. The samba groove underneath just makes it.

    • I couldn’t get into that game and IDK why. I enjoyed the fist two.

      • Dr. Dubz

        Never played the first two. Played the crap out of the third.

        • TheCheezFace

          I did too. That game is whack. Still want to play the forth someday.

    • Edward/Breegrodamus

      This is the cut from that album.

      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rK8QoxuVQWo

      • Guacamole Jim

        Edward knows.

        • Lacertilian

          I can still listen to Auditorium, even though it was thrashed over here

  • Nice write up Guac. Love Hopsin, he’s immensely talented. I’d like to contribute a herion addicted rapper to this – Cadilack Ron. There’s actually video of him shooting up in the middle of a freestyle battle.

    http://youtu.be/M0ENyFS-9rE

  • I’m dying to hear the upcoming Redman mixtape, one of the all time greats.

    http://youtu.be/vu_tvemD578

    • Dumptruck Full Of Nose Hair

      Haven’t heard his solo stuff. Outside of Wu Tang Clan, the only thing I’ve seen or heard of his is that god awful Method And Red show years back.

      • Both Method Man and Redman are great MCs. Never saw that show but the movie How High that they did was great.

        • more beer

          Mash Out Posse aka M.O.P. more gangster than everything on this thread.

        • KJM

          I have a Meth/Red concert circa 1999 that I still jam to a lot.

  • zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz

    birth of the new world mind—beyond the lies—–and into the future–being –celestial
    for all

    (all 3 at once==1st vid -full vol 2nd vid-full vol 3r vid–muted)
    https://youtu.be/B4n6mNlLJJ0

    https://youtu.be/x6QZn9xiuOE

    https://youtu.be/-_MlTu-v3TY

    • zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz

      lol—thats the wrong marvin gaye vid—-it mixes with —this vid

      apologies

      https://youtu.be/H-kA3UtBj4M

      • Dr. Dubz

        Thanks for the clarification.

      • TheCheezFace

        Happens to the best of us, don’t sweat it.

      • Dumptruck Full Of Nose Hair

        At least you didn’t put up Blurred Lines.

  • Pagliacci is Kvlt O)))
  • Dumptruck Full Of Nose Hair
    • massive attack >>>>>

    • Sir Tapir the Based

      I can dig Massive Attack. Mezzanine >>>>>

      • Dumptruck Full Of Nose Hair

        Here’s the solo stuff from their female singer. Awesome stuff!

        https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uxkxzVLQNP8&list=PL1E3D42F9FE06C83C

      • Dr. Dubz

        That’s the one everyone likes, Tapyr. You aren’t special.

        • be nice to my bestie!

        • Sir Tapir the Based

          I know I’m not a special snowflake. I melted a long time ago
          *cries*

          • Guacamole Jim

            You’re MY special snowflake though. Don’t listen to the mean W.

          • KJM

            I’m sorry I reminded everyone that you suck ass. Here’s something with you in mind.

          • Dumptruck Full Of Nose Hair

            Awwwwwwwwww, you’re still my special snowflake! Now get oiled up and come to papi, cabron!. *cracks whip*

  • CT-12
  • DARKBEARD

    juxtaposition:
    https://youtu.be/5UZxhxCBWmQ
    still good, even with the new guy. just got my mitts on this.

  • Stockhausen

    I like the flip of your lip, GJ, but I just can’t get into rap or hip hop.

  • KJM

    I love Hip Hop, but I’m just not feeling Hopsin. I guess I don’t have much time for superiority complexes anymore.

    • Jormungandr

      He has his moments. The ill minds are pretty good. # 6 is about his friends meth addiction.

      • KJM

        There’s a part of that video where he comes off like a bitter MRA.

  • Jormungandr

    Anybody like/heard of Gore Elohim?

    • Dr. Dubz

      Rapper?

    • Guacamole Jim

      No, never. Why?

  • Guppusmaximus

    For those that want to rap their metal tightly…

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TULLw6NEDXw

    • Guacamole Jim

      Love this album.

      • Guppusmaximus

        Yea, it definitely is a big favorite of mine. For a band that was pigeon-holed sorta unfairly as “Nu Metal”, this album traversed a whole array of genres. I also love the diss towards Brett Gurewitz because he wouldn’t sign them to Epitaph for not being “punk” enough….such irony. Classic fucking album!

  • Came expecting sick Guacomole raps.

    • KJM

      Fuck with Da Guac
      You get da Glock
      BO BO BO!

      • Guacamole Jim

        This is my new catchphrase.

        • Dumptruck Full Of Nose Hair

          Used to be rich and now he’s not
          He’s still Jimmy with the guac

    • Dumptruck Full Of Nose Hair

      And he left you sticky, sweaty and satisfied.

  • KJM
  • KJM

    Spongebob’s flowin straight from the Survival Scrolls
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2N6AcMv2OGE

  • JamesGrimm

    Every genre has its trolls, i suppose…

  • The Satan Ov Hell

    R.A The Rugged Man is pretty good.

    • Guacamole Jim

      I think he’s come up on here before, and several of us are fans. He’s got an unreal flow.

  • Guppusmaximus
    • Dumptruck Full Of Nose Hair

      DP is such an underrated band. Sadly they didn’t do much before they broke up.

      • Guppusmaximus

        I will have to take your word…I confess I only ever listened to this song but I killed the shit out of it along with the non-hits from Snow’s s/t

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

        • Dumptruck Full Of Nose Hair

          OK, you’re alone on that one. I was about 11 when that came out and still hated it.

          • Guppusmaximus

            That’s cool… It had the old-school feel that I grew up listening to and he had a different vocal style. I was 18, thanks for making me feel old…LOL!

  • CONANtheDjentlyFuckingKING

    ………

    • Dumptruck Full Of Nose Hair

      Good to have you back! 🙂

  • CONANtheDjentlyFuckingKING

    ……….

  • Brouroboris

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1tFXIy7OWos

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XbU9UUwxBxA

    Hopsin is pretty cool. Looks like he’ll perpetuate the hiphop binge that THESE guys started for me.

    • Dr. Dubz

      Our buddy George Clarke turned me onto Clipping. Killer stuff.

  • Herr Schmitty

    Blackstar’s album: Elite.

    • Guacamole Jim

      YES.

      • Herr Schmitty

        It’s the single best rap album I own… granted, I don’t own many rap albums, but it’s the best one! (Beating out Wu-Tang’s Enter the Wu-Tang to boot!)

        • Guacamole Jim

          Ooooooh that’s also a great album, but I’d probably have to agree with you. I don’t know if it’s the best rap album I own, but it’s right up there. I think the reason it’s not top is because I got into Mos Def first, then came back to it after realizing the dude on the song “History” was actually an important rapper.

  • JWG

    Late added thought: My intentional exploration of (and not accidental exposure to) rap & hip-hop basically begins and ends with Canadian (and especially B.C.)-based practitioners of the art form(s).

    I know I’m missing lots. But I’ve got so many distractions from Things I Should Be Doing To Get Paid that I don’t really think I could handle a whole other genre…