Bone thugs N Harmony
Lil Jon(& The Eastside Boyz)
Classified(NOVA SCOTIAN RAPPER FTW)
Lil Wayne... yeah I'll stop here lol
Big fan of hip-hop/rap I also like rock, death metal, electroncia, punk and that stuff but prefer hip-hop and rap[ to that anyday
Rap and Hip-Hop is probably the two genres I listen to the most. Rap of modern time is ****, though. Soulja Boy, Lil Wayne, Birdman, etc. All those people who ruin rap. I miss when rap were emotional songs coming from the heart and mind, like Tupac who rapped about his appreciation of his mother, or Eminem who praised his daughter. Those kind of deep songs, that are long lost. Today its like "omg beyaatc* yo yo i got dat money yo u noe wut i mean yoyo i rich yeaa TURN MY SWAG ON". Please..
Anyway, enough ranting. I'll list my favorite artists too!
A Tribe Called Quest
"Believing in your friends and embracing that belief by forgiving failure...
These feelings have vanished from our hearts" ~Igos du Ikana, Majora's Mask
As far as popular genres go, I am a rock/metal person. But I also LOVE electronica and DJ's, **** like that, and rap can be a big part of those genres. Not to mention I just genuinely do like some rap and hip hop. Some artists I like...:
Wu Tang Clan
Gangstarr (mostly for his song Moment of Truth)
Sure there's more but I can't think at the moment..
Call me tasteless but there's a special place in my heart for Korn covering rap songs... I forget the original artist. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V8e0ZkxPkBw There's a lot of rap in Korn's music to begin wit.
Nu-metal is inspired by hip hop anyway, you can hear a lot of it in nu-metal. Nu-metal gets a bad rap (omgomgzz see what I did there?!?!) but I like it. -shrugs-
Anyway, anything with a sick beat and sick lyrics and I'm down.
There are two kinds of visual memory: one when you skillfully recreate an image in the laboratory of your mind, with your eyes open (and then I see Annabel in such general terms as: “honey-colored skin,” “thin arms,” “brown bobbed hair,” “long lashes,” “big bright mouth”); and the other when you instantly evoke, with shut eyes, on the dark innerside of your eyelids, the objective, absolutely optical replica of a beloved face, a little ghost in natural colors (and this is how I see Lolita).
Yeah? So, like, what have you listened to? Like, really listened to? I'm not talking some songs you may have heard on the radio. Just curious.
Well, when I was still living at home I heard quite a lot of hip-hop. My dad is really into that kinda thing. Mostly the older generation though; Wu Tang, NWA, Tupac, B.I.G etc. But also some of the new stuff like Eminem, 'Fiddy', Snoop (I'm counting him as new, because I hardly ever heard his older stuff), Chamilionaire (or w/e), Lil John,
The thing is, I just find it a shame that they take a powerful art form like the Spoken Word, and use it to talk about disrespecting women and shooting people. Not out of a moral standpoint, not at all in fact. It's just not very creative.
That said, I do like some rap songs, for no apparent reason.
But that's probably because these guys are ****ing hilarious. Really random stuff.
deku guy maybe you should try listening to rap that isn't mainstream because generally a lot of the stuff that gets radio play (and is subsequently about such vulgar subjects) is going to be rather uninteresting drivel
going out on a limb and contradicting myself, i've been listening to asher roth's 2009 album quite a bit lately and it was me very intrigued, because his subject material is pretty interesting and his rhymes are witty and hilarious