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08-02-2007, 05:47 PM
Been listening to a lot of (often quite chilled out) modern hip-hop like these:

Asheru & Blue Black
Sound Providers
Midnight Shipment
Asamov/The ABs (The Alias Brothers)
Mr. Lif
Project Move
The Perceptionists
Wee Bee Foolish

Anyone recommend anyone else?

08-03-2007, 12:22 AM
zion I
LA symphony
living legends
dilated peoples

08-03-2007, 02:57 AM
hmmm...along those lines....aight...grab...

The Undisputed Truth by Brother Ali
Sink Or Swim by Tidal Wave / Tarp & Adam12
Gutterfly by Lifesavas
Mike & The Fat Man LP by Icon the Mic King
Below the Heavens by Blu & Exile
Superhappywax Presents: Due Yesterday by Clockwerk
The Talented Timothy Taylor by Wise Intelligent
Of Gods and Girls by Mr. J. Medeiros
Know How by Upstarts
Lovework by Gabriel Teodros
The Name The Motto The Outcome by Senim Silla
Decomposition by Decompoze
WYLA? by Copperpot
Rise Up by Zeph and Azeem
Bayani by Blue Scholars
Most Likely to Succeed by Luckyiam PSC
Jazzmatazz, Vol. 4: The Hip Hop Jazz Messenger: Back to the Future by Guru
Vermilion by Moka Only
The Return of the Magnificent by DJ Jazzy Jeff
Port Authority by Marco Polo
Extra Credit by Theory Hazit
Mos Def-Inite by Mos Def

08-03-2007, 03:33 AM

I loved Binary Star, and One.Be.Lo, but was really dissapointed with Senim Sillas album. Strangely, it wasn't even the beats but the rapping I wasn't feeling. Hard to believe it's by the guy who did Slang Blade. Is the Decompoze album good then? His beats are always nice.

I love GangStarr and I've got the first two Jazzmatazz albums, but I'd heard that the new one was poor (and I didn't really like the third one). Is this not the case? Guess I'll have to have a listen myself.

Been looking to get some Icon and Brother Ali. Forgot to mention Living Legends or Dilated Peoples in my original post. Most of the rest I don't know, so I have some work to do!

08-03-2007, 03:47 AM
Get Shadows On The Sun for your brother Ali, it's his first album, personal classic for me. I haven't heard all of Undisputed Truth but I heard Shadows was better.

Have you got 3rd Eye Vision from Heiroglyphics? Dope album

A Piece Of Strange - Cunninlynguists

Earthtones - Crown City Rockers. Bit like the Roots with the Jazz influence and live band, but not as good MC'ing

08-03-2007, 03:49 AM
Yeah, got Crown City Rockers and Hiero.

Will definately pick up some Brother Ali though.

Crackhead Bob
08-03-2007, 04:01 AM
del tha funkee homosapien

no need for alarm
i wish my brother george was here
both sides of the brain
deltron 3030

08-03-2007, 06:47 AM
Thanks again.

When I put Hiero I shoulda put Del as well, cos I got most of his stuff.

Deltron 3030 is a really nice album, beats are cool. Gets a little boring thematically though to be honest.

What are The Procussions and Maspyke like? They're both on An Evening With The Sound Providers, and the other acts featured on there are all favourites of mine (Little Brother, Wee Bee Foolish & Asheru).

Oh yeah, forgot to put J-Live and the Quannum lot on the list.

08-03-2007, 12:12 PM
Atmosphere - You Can't Imagine How Much Fun We're Having
Soul Position - 8 Million Stories
Blueprint - 1988
El-P - I'll Sleep When You're Dead
Canibal Ox - The Cold Vein
Eyedea & Abilities - E&A
Cryptic One - The Anti-Mobius Strip Theory
Juggaknots - Clear Blue Skies
Kool Keith & Godfather Don - The Cenobites LP
Louis Logic - Sin a Matic
Louis Logic & J.J. Brown - Misery Loves Comedy
Lyrics Born - Later That Day
Murs & Slug - Felt 2: A Tribute to Lisa Bonet
Oh No - Exodus Into Unheard Rhythms
Wordsworth - Mirror Music
and maybe some Verbal Threat

dunno if that really fits with your list, all good shit none the less.

08-03-2007, 12:40 PM
i was thinking

cats like

Kev Brown
Kenn Starr
Del the funky homosapian-both sides of the brain
Percee P
Black Milk
J. Dilla-The Ruff Draft

08-03-2007, 12:45 PM
Pete Rock and INI - Center of attention

08-03-2007, 01:49 PM
decompoze is tight yeah. love icon's joint. guru's album is decent. lil slept on. brother ali tore it up at rock the bells . he can really rock a crowd.

Guarded By Martyrs
08-03-2007, 05:59 PM
Mr. Lif


Jedi Mind Triks
Sabac Red
Louis Logic
Justus League
Vast Aire
Jean Grae

08-05-2007, 11:33 PM
also try...

jazz addixx-oxygen refreshed. dope.

08-06-2007, 10:54 AM
J-Live is another that hasn't already been mentioned

All of the Above
Hear After (only heard a couple of tracks off this one but they were dope)