I like the idea of Rap but even some of the underground artists ( Like Talib) engage in the boasting and ego centric games of the mainstream and of yesteryear. Right now I'm listening to K-os: a guy who has production and instrumentals on his track to rival anybody. I also like Bus Driver and Cadence Weapon. I want to start getting into the cool stuff coming out of Minnesota.
Rap? U find that shit in the gift shop(jk, just wanted to quote Andre 3000)
These are the HIP-HOP records I've listened to in the the past week:
Ghostface Killah-Bulletproof Wallets("niggas gon fuck around and get they ballon popped!"-I love his stream of consciousness rants, so funny)
Lupe Fiasco-Food & Liquor
Lupe Fiasco-The Cool
U-God-Golden Arms Redemption(save for 1 or 2 songs I reminded myself of why I hadn't listened to it in so long. Dude definately can't carry a whole album, He's good with his 16's on Wu trax-most of the time)
Meth and Red- Blackout 2
The Roots and Q-tip are lined up next.
I think I might go on a CoFlow/Def Jux binge in a minute..