View Full Version : Old School Shit Recommendations

10-13-2009, 03:01 AM
Whats up yall. I'm an avid listener to underground hip hop; JMT, Non Phixion, AOTP, and all other cats under that umbrella. But my knowledge of old school shit is not the greatest. I recently heard the first Mic Geronimo album "The Natural", and I'm hooked on the old school, grimy new york sound. Can yall recommend anymore? For the record I'm already up on Black Moon, Smif-N-Wessen, Heltah Skeltah, and Wu. Any cats similar would be much appreciated though.

10-13-2009, 04:52 AM
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10-14-2009, 03:36 AM
Masta Ace - Sittin on Chrome & Slaughtahouse
Basically anything Mobb Deep touched in the 90s is worth listening to.
Capone-N-Noreaga - The War Report
Artifacts - Between a Rock and a Hard Place & That's Them
Anything AZ
Kool G Rap - Roots of Evil; Live and Let Die and 4,5,6
All the shit from DITC - Stunts, Blunts and Hip Hop - Diamond D; Lifestylez ov da Poor and Dangerous - Big L; Runaway Slave & Goodfellas - Showbiz and AG; Represent - Fat Joe; Funky Technician - Lord Finesse. As well as their group albums
Lost Boyz - Legal Drug Money
MOP - Firing Squad & First Family 4 Life
Anything from Gangstarr
Group Home - Livin Proof

There's plenty more, but that should be a good start.

10-14-2009, 04:29 AM
click the sig if you a vat member i got jems for days in there

10-14-2009, 05:56 AM
dred scott - breakin' combs
chino xl - I'm gonna save you all

altho I don't consider this shit old school, but u'll love it. far better lyricist than AOTP for me

10-14-2009, 06:58 AM
check out the D.I.T.C. clique with it's solo members (Lord Finesse, Diamond D, Showbiz & AG, Buckwild, Fat Joe, Big L and OC) and you got classics for days - i own 30 albums from them.

Brand Nubian's four first albums plus Grand Puba's "Reel to Reel" and most of Sadat X's solo albums.

definitely M.O.P. with all their albums, might just be the greatest hip-hop group of all time next to the Clan.

KRS-One's three first albums under own name is brilliant imo, haven't really peeped his BDP work besides "Criminal Minded" though but heard that's good shit.

Freddie Foxxx with the "Industry Shakedown" album is just a MASTERPIECE!

A Tribe Called Quest's first four albums, basically anything they released is worth checking out though. one of hip-hop's finest discographies if you ask me.

All of the Gang Starr albums plus Group Home's "Livin Proof" and Jeru The Damaja's two first joints - both produced by DJ Premier.

check out Screwball's "Y2K" album and Blaq Poet's solo joints.

and loads and loads of other great music for you to discover.

10-14-2009, 09:14 AM
Organized Konfusion have some really heavy shit as do Black Sheep.

10-14-2009, 09:46 AM
if you really want to check out the old school get Kool G Rap's 1st 3 albums, Public Enemy's 2nd two, Boogie Down Productions first 2, Eric B & Rakim's first 2 (at least), Slick Rick's first album, EPMD's first two, and Big Daddy Kane's first two, and Ultramagnetic MC's "Critical Beatdown"

thats a start

food for thought
10-14-2009, 10:19 AM
eric b and rakim
pete rock

trying to think....

digable planets (if u like that hiphop/jazz sound) - mellow type shit though
Jeru the damaja
brand nubian
souls of mischief
BDP shit

10-14-2009, 10:57 AM
public enemy
geto boys

these are 3 groups you need to listen to, because the acts youre currently heavy into all took bits and pieces of what these cats laid down. nothing wrong with that though!!!!

refreshing to see this!!!! a lil nigga whos heavy into the current underground shit, but is trying to up his knowledge of the yester years!!!! peace homie!!!!!!

10-14-2009, 11:04 AM
Gangstarr! cant go wrong with them, i like all their albums right from No More Mr Nice Guy up to the ownerz!

Ohhh and Guru's Jazzmatazz VOL 1+2 are dope! 3+4 are wack though apart from a couple of tracks..... although not too bad when ure with a hunny

10-14-2009, 11:37 AM
everything upto LL Cool J up until "14 Shots To The Dome"
everything Eric B & Rakim
everything Run DMC up until "Down With The King"
everything BDP/Krs One up until "KRS ONE" album - i got next was good too
everything Big Daddy Kane
everything Public Enemy up until "Muse Sick N Hour Mess Age"
everything Gang Starr - inc Jeru & Group Home
everything Ice T up until "Home Invasion"
everything NWA - inc all solo albums
any & everything Beastie Boys__especially Pauls Boutique

3rd Bass - The Cactus Album & Derelicts Of Dialect
MC Serch - Return Of The Product
Pete Nice & Daddy Rich - Dust To Dust
Just Ice - The Desolate One
The D.O.C. - No One Can Do It Better
2 Live Crew - As Nasty As They Wanna Be
Poison Clan.....forgot what the albums called, but its dope
Success N Effect.....again, forgot what its called but its dope
Grand Daddy I.U. - Lead Pipe
Funkdoobiest - Which Doobie U Be ?? & Brothas Doobie
Fu Schnickens - F.U. Dont Take It Personal
both Digable Planets first albums
Dread Scott - Breakin Combs
Redman - Dare Iz A Darkside
Kieth Murray - The Most Beautifullest Thing In The World
Jamal - Be Down Or Lay Down
The Beatnuts - Street Level
Smoothe Da Hustler - Once Upon A Time In America
Original Flavor - Beyond Flavor

should be enough for you to be getting on with....