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Hip-Hop Lyricism

el49
Underground

Looking for recommendations of artists/albums/playlists with in-depth Hip-Hop lyricism. Any input from the Community would be great!

 

For some context, some of the artists who I really enjoy include:

  • Eminem
  • Tech N9ne
  • Cassidy
  • Slaughterhouse
  • Joe Budden
  • Royce Da 5'9
  • Joell Ortiz
  • King Crooked
  • Notorious B.I.G.
  • Tupac
  • Oswin Benjamin
  • Styles P
  • Big Pun
  • Chris Rivers
  • Boogie
  • Wu-Tang
  • Jay-Z
  • Yelawolf
  • Kendrick Lamar
  • Tsu Surf
  • Nas
  • Mysonne
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Re: Hip-Hop Lyricism

cncl
Opening Act

Try Young Thug, but good luck figuring out what he's saying Smiley Happy

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jserota
Underground

The two I would add are:

 

Common

 

LL Cool J

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absoc5
Local Performer
J Cole is a great storyteller - a few favorites include Deja Vu, Love Yourz, G.O.M.D, Wet Dreamz, No Role Modelz... Tobe Nwigwe's lyrics are also captivating. He pairs them with visuals so I recommend his music videos too.
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B_T_O
Underground

The Flatbush Zombies' song "Headstone" is an amazing lyrical nod to the legacy of other Rappers. Check it out:

https://www.pandora.com/artist/flatbush-zombies/vacation-in-hell-explicit/headstone/TRXmK6V6K22Zf76

How many references can you identify?

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champybh
Local Performer

You must check out ...

  • Little Simz - especially the new-ish 2019 album GREY Area
  • Noname - NPR tiny desk is a good introduction 

 Moderator edit: removed link to music or other third party content other than Pandora

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detectronic
Opening Act

i'm a big fan of lupe fiasco - dunno if people think of him as a bit lightweight but i love anyone who raps about skateboarding

also IMHO bizarre ride II the pharcyde still kills, in spite of all the talking / skits between songs

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WassupFred
Local Performer

Those are all Amazing MC's ... You might like this album... https://www.pandora.com/artist/fredstar/set-in-stone-explicit/ALf6zcv3xJxbmPZ

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