** Underground Hip-Hop **

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    Anyone here a fan of underground or old-school rap/hip-hop?

    I gotta start an Eminem hate-club, the guy's just a gimmick that happened to catch on. All of a sudden all the wanna-be white upper-middle class homies had a new hero, and thus... All mainstream hip-hop sucks my ass anyhow, I sincerely hope Chingy loses his vocal chords somehow.

    These are the last 4 CD's I actually paid for and they're ace! :D Ok, the Binary Star I got ages ago, but it's still one of the best hip-hop albums ever, no bling, no gangsta crap, just intellegent lyrics and beats. Too bad they split up before the CD was even released.. :(
     
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    wow.....what a selection of awe-inspiring albums right there, Carlos. I use to follow and support ughh keenly through ughh (the site) funnily enough several years back but I kinda lost touch with it all and haven't bought or informed myself on the goings and happenings of ughh for some time now.


    Del and Automator were on the NewMusic not too long ago with Hannah (God! I love that girl....*sigh*)

    Let's hope that this thread is a massive success



    *binary star - Wolfman Carlos*
     
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    I was near an apparell/shoes store not too long ago.....around mid-morning time and the store clerk was playing *Blackalicious - Shallow Days* on the stereo. Man did this song bring back a rush of memories. I almost dropped to my knees because I was just so overjoyed. I beelined my way into the store, sparked up a conversation with him and just chilled there for like a half an hour, man. What an awesome, friendly individual that dude was.


    These sorts of fortuitous situations involving music only happen to me through rock music (mostly Hendrix), but never hiphop, man. It's always good to come across folks you share the same interests in music or whatever so keenly with, man.



    *The Projects, Prince Paul, Shifty the Automator, De La Soul, Del*
     
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    Vagegast Banned for Life [He likes P. Diddy]

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    De La Soul isn't underground. Not that they're mainstream either but they're pretty well known.
     
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    Back when I was in High School, De La Soul was sorta mainstream in that they were pretty popular for a while. That didn't last long though when the whole gangsta rap phase sorta began, then all of a sudden it became cooler to be into rap about bustin' caps for some people. I agree though that they're not really underground, I'd put them in the same category as A Tribe called Quest or the Pharcyde. De La's still great though! :D

    I gotta order me a new copy of:

    Disposable Heroes of Hiphoprisy - 'Hypocrisy Is the Greatest Luxury'
    [​IMG]

    I have this album on a tape that I practically wore out! I always loved their unique sound, kinda like an industrial-influenced Public Enemy IMO..
     
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    Immortal Technique
    Albums: Revolutionary War Vol. I, Revolutionary War Vol. II
    Best songs: "Point of No Return", "Dance with the Devil" although all of them are tight.


    best underground rapper, IMO.
     
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    Speaking of De La, I saw them last night in Stockholm, smallish show and because I presented my Roots ticket from the week before, it was only about 30 Aussie bucks (10-15 US!!). And it was a great show, too (the support was great, I think he was called Butter Verse).

    Does Montell Jordan count? (H)
     
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    Immortal Technique is great.

    Maroons album Ambush is great I listened to it 2 days ago, but I didn't have enough money with me to buy it. I just had 5€ the album costs 9,99€ :(


    edit: You should check out DJ Desue. He is not underground, atleast in Germany.
    He released 2 albums. O.L.C. Operation Left Coast (2001) including songs by Phil Tha Agony, Rakaa Iriscience feat. Tash & Defari. The other album is called Art of War songs by Afu-Ra, Nature, Sadat X and some of Germany's finest Samy Deluxe, Kool Savas and Curse.

    www.djdesue.de
     
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    lucky bugger! :D

    I always like those more intimate smaller shows. I'll bet De La was great alright!
     
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    I used to listen to underground rap too. Back in the mid-90s :o

    What a period that was.

    The alkoholics, Artifacts, Gravediggaz, Mystidious Misfitss (more underground than that u die), Boogie Monsters and the list goes on...
     
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    TRUE UNDERGROUND!!































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    Saw 'em last summer at Roskilde Festival.........yawn :(

    XZibit however (H)
     
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    Nothing beats seeing a great group in an intimate setting - there had to be only 500 or so people there, and I was right at the front. It was great.

    I'm also a massive conoisseur of Australian underground hip hop - obviously it doesn't enjoy a huge following elsewhere, but I can really relate to it, plus the accents are wicked. (H)
     
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    *Immortal Technique - 3. Peruvian Cocaine (feat. Diabolic, CrayzWalz, Pumpkinhead, Tonedeff, Loucipher & Poison Pen) - Revolutionary Vol.2*


    Awesome track. IT sounds a lot like Ras Kass in his early days.......vol 2, fantastic album.


    Handsome Boy Modeling School - White People.....wow, what an albumm and a lot of white people cameo-ing in it too....lol. I've been awaiting this album since he read an interview with Shifty about a year back. I was so scared that this elaborative and massive project would falter and not live up to the expectation but they've really outdone themselves, man. They could've done without some of the skits and had more rapping, but, overall, this CD is a gem, man.

    Stand out tracks after 4 full listens...

    -if it wasn't for you

    -the world has gone mad

    -are you down with it (Mike Patton on vocals....sweet)

    -breakdown

    -rock and roll (could never rock like this pt2) (my friend couldn't stand that cat from Link Park on vocals but he didn't bother me much....I dug the track, really.)

    -the hours


    ****......I'm gonna end up listing the entire cd so I'll just stop here, man.
     
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    Re: Re: ** Underground Hip-Hop **

    Hey, you got Dilated Peoples on there! Nice collection there dude :D

    Here's my latest purchase from the used record store, not really underground I guess, but still pretty dope and only cost me 4 bucks. I'm a big fan of Jenni Fujita who appears on a few tracks too (still waiting for her solo album :rolleyes: )

    John Forte - Poly Sci
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    Their last album (Neighbourhood Watch) really disappointed me. The message was still the same and great, but it was just lacking something, man.


    "The Platform, it takes respect to perfect art form, at times a battle
    ground where rappers get their hearts torn."

    God! I love that album......

    Get your palms on Duck Season Vol 2 if you ever get the chance.
     
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    Can someone tell me where I can get Athletic Mic League albums in europe? I only found shops where I have to pay by credit card or money order. I don't have a credit card nor do I know what a money order is. Is it some kind of check?
     
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    Couldn't tell ya, but I know they used to tour with Binary Star which means they might be on the same record label (sleepercellrecords.com) maybe if you email the company they might be able to point you in the right direction? :confused:
     
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    Any of you listen to Foreign Exchange's "Connected yet?" I've listened to it twice now and I think it's very impressive not just for a debut album, but for any album period. I didn't even know of their existence up until a month ago or so, man. I hope they follow it up with something equally as impressive if not better on their next project.


    O.C- Word Life
     
      

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