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PostThe Hip-Hop Thread - free legit music downloads aplenty
by Fries. Wedges. Crisps? » Thu May 17, 2012 10:40 pm



This is hip-hop.

This is not a place for ignorance, bigotry, racism or close-mindedness (although this is).

"Hip hop music, also called hip-hop, rap music or hip-hop music, is a musical genre consisting of a stylized rhythmic music that commonly accompanies rapping, a rhythmic and rhyming speech that is chanted. It developed as part of hip hop culture, a subculture defined by four key stylistic elements: MCing/rapping, DJing/scratching, breaking/dancing, and graffiti writing. Other elements include sampling (or synthesis), and beatboxing."

Free Hip-Hop!
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Free Downloads

All legal.

http://www.datpiff.com/ - great site for downloading mixtapes.

Chance the Rapper - 'Acid Rap' - free album, downloadable here

Team Teamwork is a Massachusetts-based solo producer who remixes tracks. Perhaps most notable for his excellent videogame themed tracks, he's also been involved with Dude Whatever It's Summer, two annual compilation albums of summertime songs (the 2010 album is definitely recommended) as well as The Good-Ass Remixes, where he takes the raps and beats of hip-hop artists and puts them to the music of alternative and indie tracks. Best of all, it's all free to download on his website!

Childish Gambino - the stage name of actor, screenwriter and stand-up comedian Donald Glover - has slowly been building his discography online by sampling all kinds of indie and alternative tracks, before eventually moving into his own original music, and while his debut label album is on sale, all his back catalogue is still available for nothing - Culdesac and EP are worth a listen (the rest is, in honesty, interesting only to chart his growth as an artist).

EL-P + KILLER MIKE - 'Run the Jewels' - download, for nowt, here.

Got any more to go in this bit? Post in the thread or PM me! :)


I hate hip-hop!
Do you really, or are you guilty of having never really tried it? (as I certainly was several years ago) Like all the other major music genres, there are so many different styles of hip-hop that some are so far removed from others it seems crazy to consider them as the same 'kind' of music. If you like some other kind of music then there's probably plenty of that kind of music mixed/crossed with hip-hop somewhere out there. For example:

- if you like pop music there are so many different songs in the charts with hip-hop influences
- even the lead singers of pop-punk bands hang out with hip-hop producers
- if you like nu metal then Linkin Park and Jay-Z famously collaborated on an album remixing some of their famous tracks
- if you like indie or folk there are plenty of examples of prominent alternative musicians collaborating with famous hip-hop artists (or remixes done by fans), some of which are simply phenomenal
- electronic music is similarly well-represented with loads of hip-hop/dance/electro tracks around nowadays
- if you like reggae then I don't for a second believe you don't already like hip-hop
- those of you into classic rock should know that classic hip-hop doesn't fall far behind
- if you're more into your comedy than your music then there's something for you too
- even if you dislike music in general and are only on GRcade for the videogames, be it Zelda, Final Fantasy, Goldeneye or Retro Gaming, hip-hop has you covered.

Try some of the links - you might find something you like.
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PostRe: The Hip-Hop Thread
by Archaeon » Thu May 17, 2012 10:46 pm

Some random favorites (in order of heaviness). These all have some good beats so everyone should check them out regardless of whether they like hip hop or not. I mean, I'm not a big fan of the genre but I listen to this stuff regularly.

Old-school


Groovy


Angry


Very angry


Super duper angry
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PostRe: The Hip-Hop Thread
by Poncho » Thu May 17, 2012 10:51 pm

MF-motherfucking-Doom.
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PostRe: The Hip-Hop Thread
by Fries. Wedges. Crisps? » Thu May 17, 2012 10:54 pm

Poncho wrote:MF-motherfucking-Doom.


I don't like MF Doom. He just seems to drone over tracks in his monotone voice. He doesn't ever sound like he's rapping, just... talking. And his rhymes are pretty ridiculous sometimes, it gives off the impression he's trying a wee bit too hard...
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PostRe: The Hip-Hop Thread
by 1>3>4>2 » Thu May 17, 2012 11:04 pm

MF DOOM, King Geedorah, Viktor Vaughn, Aesop Rock, Cypress Hill, Madvillain, Gagle, Quasimoto, Dangerdoom, Jedi Mind Tricks, DJ Mitsu The Beats, Isosceles, Percee P, Blue Sky Black Death & Holocaust, Dalek and Jean Grae to name a few :D
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PostRe: The Hip-Hop Thread
by Exxy » Thu May 17, 2012 11:08 pm

ALL EL-P. ALL THE TIME mummy strawberry floater.

And Beastie Boys. And Illmatic, little bit of Public Enemy whilst you're at it
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PostRe: The Hip-Hop Thread
by Spindash » Thu May 17, 2012 11:12 pm

my hip-hop collection is still small, but this is my favourite track.

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PostRe: The Hip-Hop Thread
by Gemini73 » Thu May 17, 2012 11:15 pm

I used to like a bit of Hip Hop, haven't really followed it in years. Public Enemy, EPMD, NWA, KRS1, that sort of thing. I really should get back into it.
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PostRe: The Hip-Hop Thread
by Vermin » Thu May 17, 2012 11:34 pm

Roots Manuva is always someone I keep an eye on. Love Percee P's voice, too.

This is a good collaboration between Manuva and Chali 2a - another great voice




Instrumental hip-hop (if you're including that in your discussion range) like El-P, Odd Nosdam, DJ Shadow etc.




Adam Drucker or Rammellzee for a bit of unusual hip hop

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PostRe: The Hip-Hop Thread
by Fries. Wedges. Crisps? » Thu May 17, 2012 11:36 pm

TimeGhost wrote:(if you're including that in your discussion range)


Anything and everything. :D

Will give some of these vids a listen tomorrow.
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PostRe: The Hip-Hop Thread
by Luboluke » Thu May 17, 2012 11:45 pm

One of my favourite types of music, but only the classic gooseberry fool, I don't think anything in the charts today could even be classified as Hip-Hop. Some random tracks:





Dj Premier beats. :datass:



Bit of West Coast:

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PostRe: The Hip-Hop Thread
by Vermin » Thu May 17, 2012 11:49 pm

Not on youtube, but try listen to Kids in Tracksuits' 'Uprock Theme', or 'Chopping Heads' by Funkstorung & Tes.
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by 1>3>4>2 » Thu May 17, 2012 11:50 pm





Ad7 wrote:GOT GUD :datass:

Check out my youtube channel where I sporadically release videos whenever I can be bothered. https://www.youtube.com/user/contardation
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PostRe: The Hip-Hop Thread
by Exxy » Fri May 18, 2012 12:00 am

Just to prove my earlier point:



Also, Das Racist:



Hipster-Hop.
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PostRe: The Hip-Hop Thread
by Vermin » Fri May 18, 2012 12:04 am

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by 1>3>4>2 » Fri May 18, 2012 12:08 am

Ad7 wrote:GOT GUD :datass:

Check out my youtube channel where I sporadically release videos whenever I can be bothered. https://www.youtube.com/user/contardation
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by 1>3>4>2 » Fri May 18, 2012 12:17 am

Ad7 wrote:GOT GUD :datass:

Check out my youtube channel where I sporadically release videos whenever I can be bothered. https://www.youtube.com/user/contardation
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PostRe: The Hip-Hop Thread
by smurphy » Fri May 18, 2012 12:19 am

I've really been wanting to get into hip-hop of late, but I have no idea where to start. I can't be bothered with hip-hop themed pop, which is what I've been recommended so far.

Dalek is one I've listened to a bit, seems really cool. I'm sure there's people on here who can recommend more stuff like that.

Edit: Didn't see Anung's post up there. More like that please.
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PostRe: The Hip-Hop Thread
by Vermin » Fri May 18, 2012 12:30 am

smurphy wrote:I've really been wanting to get into hip-hop of late, but I have no idea where to start. I can't be bothered with hip-hop themed pop, which is what I've been recommended so far.

Dalek is one I've listened to a bit, seems really cool. I'm sure there's people on here who can recommend more stuff like that.


Cannibal Ox, Subtle, Company Flow, Rubberoom, cLOUDDEAD.
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PostRe: The Hip-Hop Thread
by Catheter Rising » Fri May 18, 2012 12:51 am

Pharcyde.. also, Drop is worth a listen/watch, amazing video for that one


Cannibal Ox


CunninLyguists


Tanya Morgan. Strange name, but hey


A couple more:

Saul Williams


RJD2.. well, Copywrite really I guess


And that Dalek track is a bit special, not heard that before

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