alternative hip hop

De La Soul: Stakes is High

I have been slowly listening to all of De La Soul’s music after many years of stating that I am going to really check them out. I feel like I am decades late on discovering just how amazing this trio is. Their music is deeply lyrical and understated in the messages they are trying to […]

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Chance the Rapper: Paranoia

So I finally got around to listening to Chance the Rapper and I am impressed. His music is scatterbrained and completely abstract but also interesting. One of the best tracks from his album “Acid Rap” is ‘Paranoia’ which is a downtempo track that shows a different side to the Chicago rapper.

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A Tribe Called Quest: Phony Rappers

A Tribe Called Quest is one of the best rap groups when it comes to taking it easy and unwinding. Their laid-back flow and jazzy beats always does the trick. No matter how annoyed or agitated you may be, their music instantly calms you down and puts things into perspective. Their discography is definitely a […]

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Mac Miller: I Am Who Am

So I finally listened to Mac Miller’s “Watching Movies with the Sound Off” and I am quite surprised by how much he has grown. I still like his ‘Kool Aid and Frozen Pizza” song but I must say I like this album in its entirely than any of his previous albums. The album has a […]

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Tyler, the Creator: Rusty

I took a chance finally and checked out Tyler, the Creator. He has been a trending tropic in music news and I wanted to actually hear his music. I took a listen to his second album “Wolf” and I must say that I prejudged what the album was going to sound like and was in […]

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The Roots: When The People Cheer

The Roots have always been one of my favorite hip hop groups. I’ve listened to their songs sporadically over the past few years and each time they keep me coming back for more. Rapper Black Thought is one of the most lyrically gifted rappers of all time. Many times his verses completely catch you off-guard […]

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