This album is from 2007, but i just discovered it and I had to share it because its that good. Exile’s production is perfect for Blu’s rapping, in addition the sampling and turntablism is some of the best i have heard in a long time. Critically acclaimed and widely accepted as an underground rap classic and I definitely agree with those statements. I’m going to feature one of my favorite tracks Blu Colla Worker. Blu’s lyricism shines as he raps about the troubles of being an up and coming star. I highly recommend you download the whole album.
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LOX is a NYC based rap group composed of Jadakiss, Sheek Louch, and Styles P. I think that says a lot about the talent present on this track. The production on this track is real unique a mellow kick and snare with a keyboard over it gives an underground track a unique feel. On top of the dope production Jadakiss, big sheek and styles P lend real lyricism to gritty street tales. Download this shit!
KnowMads are a underground rap group from Seattle Washington consisting of Tom Wilson and Tom Pepe. KnowMads have a passion for real hip hop. The two MCs complement each other’s style, Wilson’s hard hitting punch lines and intricate rhyme schemes with Pepe’s flows and prolific thoughts give the group a true Northwest feel. In their own words,”We call ourselves KnowMads because we wander our planet and society in search of intelligent life. In search of those few people who make the world spin and your heart beat. But were just doing what we love, when our lights burn out we’ll leave behind our music. When the bombs start dropping and the kids start praying, we will be up on the rooftop, freestyling and beatboxing till the world goes down…It’s all love”
So here is a track that I found while persuing some related videos on Youtube while listening to Souls of Mischief. Slum Village, while not well known, definitely deserve some credit as a rap group, because so many of their songs are ill. The rapping in this song is fluid and with J Dilla on the beat you know it’s the tits. Check it out.