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What rap/hip hop music should a very un-hip fella start by listening to?
posted by YamwotIam to media & arts (62 answers total) 82 users marked this as a favorite
So, I'm extremely embarrassed by this hole in my musical culture. I know nothing
about rap/hip hop. I don't even know if rap and hip hop are different (my guess is that hip hop is an evolutionary step beyond rap). But I watched 8 Mile
tonight and was simultaneously blown away and stricken with shame that I've ignored this genre until now. Help please? I'm not looking for "significant" & innovate hip hop artists so much as artists who can ease a total square into an awareness of the scope of the genre, if that makes any sense. I'm not a fan of misogynistic or gratuitously violent lyrics (bringing this up because it features in the "controversy/criticisms sections of the Wikipedia articles I've been reading), but I'm down with anger, sure. I'm totally grooving on the seemingly spontaneous verbal kung fu.