Alt.culture hip-hop recs?
October 4, 2012 12:18 PM Subscribe
What hip-hop songs or spotify playlists should I listen to? (Given that I'm a feminist, folk-music-loving, poetry-loving, queer/bi-identified, geeky person who likes a lively beat and dislikes high-pitched noises.)
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I recently came across and loved 2pac's Keep Ya Head Up and Sarah Jones's Your Revolution, and they really opened my eyes. If I like those, surely there must be other hip-hop (or rap? I'm not too clear on the categories) music I might enjoy!
I mostly listen to folk and indie rock - Simon & Garfunkel to Dresden Dolls to Decemberists to Eddie From Ohio to Silly Wizard to Dave Carter, &c &c. I also really enjoy showtunes and slam poetry. More recently, I've discovered Ana Tijoux and I'm kind of obsessed with Glee (just finished season 1, loved the music) and Sinnerman (maybe secretly a little bit because I discovered it via Sherlock.)
Given that background, what hip-hop/rap/whatevs songs or spotify playlists should I check out?