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existential1 wrote

Instead of giving a general top 5, I'll give the anarchist-sentiment-amenable top 5...in no particular order.

  1. KRS-One
  2. Lupe Fiasco (None of those top 40 tracks, lmao)
  3. Immortal Technique
  4. Del the funky homosapian
  5. Dead Prez (Stic Man if you had to choose one of the two)
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kinshavo wrote

Maybe I need to check Lupe, bc your top 5 is pretty much what I heard already

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existential1 wrote (edited )

Dude literally put a track called "American Terrorist" on his "debut" album "Food and Liquor".

Because some of his shit has mass appeal, he gets away with some shit nobody else even tries. He has a track called "Dumb it Down" on his 2nd album that addresses that.

I love his whole catalogue, but i am partial to his mixtapes before he signed and his first two albums cuz that's when I first heard him. My fav track of his, perhaps of any rap song, is "The Coolest" from his 2nd album. You might be able to find a vid of him performing it a cappella...dope stuff.

The song requires first listening to a track from the first album called "The Cool" and understanding that Lupe's 2nd album uses a concept with a cast of characters who all make an appearance in the song "The Coolest". There's Michael Young History (AKA - My Cool Young History), a zombie hustler...there's "The Streets", a personification of all the things hustlers dream of accumulating...and there's "The Game", a simultaneous personification of the rulemakers and the rules themselves.

Again...dope shit. Nobody else even comes close to building shit like this. My man was world-building in multiple albums.

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capitan OP wrote

My shortlist would be:

  1. Noname
  2. Mick Jenkins
  3. Joey Badass
  4. Kendrick Lamar
  5. Little Simz

What should I do with this info?

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CaptainACAB wrote (edited )

Ehhh, I'll just give 5 that I really like alongside my favorite album of theirs. In no particular order.

  1. Immortal Technique (Revolutionary Volume 1)
  2. Sole (Selling Live Water)
  3. MF DOOM (Operation: Doomsday)
  4. MC D瓣lek (From Filthy Tongue of Gods and Griots)
  5. Tech N9ne (All 6's and 7's)

Rap groups and Duos actually shift the list around dramatically, so I'll give them their own list. Again, in no particular order.

  1. Onyx
  2. Geto Boys
  3. Champion Sound
  4. Gravediggaz
  5. Ho99o9
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NOISEBOB wrote

Ooh, i love lists...

  1. MF Doom
  2. MF Doom
  3. MF Doom
  4. MF Doom
  5. MF Doom
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NOISEBOB wrote

On a more serious note, i'd throw in Nas and 2pac. Yes, i am old

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fbiemailaccount wrote

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kano wrote (edited )

In no particular order:

Nas, Lowkey, Rakim, Tupac, Ghetts

I might switch out Tupac for mf doom.

Its hard for me to compare rappers across languages so here is a list of the greatest german rappers. (That I know about anyway)

Megaloh, Samy Deluxe, Afrob, Og keemo, Haze

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moonlune wrote (edited )

Peter fox is a pretty dope german rapper. (and the only one whos name I remember)

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celebratedrecluse wrote

some that I like are ruby ibarra, stic.man, Isiah Rashad, Cardi & Megan, Rot Ken

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zoom_zip wrote

el-p

dtfh

aesop rock

mos def

mf doom

something like that

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moonlune wrote

any1 got mf doom song recommendation? I've listened to a few songs of his but never quite liked them :o

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fbiemailaccount wrote

gotta say tom mcdonald . no other rapper beats him or compares to him so he's 1-5 on my tier list

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