Rap (Recommendation) Throw Down?
August 7, 2011 10:39 PM Subscribe
Introduce me to rap and hip hop?
posted by DisreputableDog to media & arts (31 answers total) 26 users marked this as a favorite
So far I've listened to and mostly liked:
Drake's _Thank Me Later_ album (esp. Shut It Down and Up All Night)
Eminem's _Recovery_ album (esp. the over-played Love the Way You Lie with Rihanna, Almost Famous, and Cinderella Man)
I've tried listening to Eminem's earlier albums but didn't like them as well, because I like the almost reserved emotion, caged tiger if you will, of the Recovery album.
I've also been trying to find a female rapper of today (I'm 23), and while I know it's cool to start with classics, that doesn't hold as much interest for me unless I've no other option or you can sell me on it otherwise. I'm looking for a female rapper who does a lot of her own songs, doesn't need a male to back her up necessarily but still has some good such songs on an album, and one who can hold her own in the, excuse me, " 'bout to fuck you up" department, since I'm not as much of a fan of gentle songs.
Help a too-white girl to find music from a genre she definitely, and unfortunately, didn't grow up with?