Talib Kweli is the perfection of rap, in my opinion. I Try makes me cream every time.
The Roots are fucking amazing, listen to their live version of Adrenaline if you don't believe me.
Immortal Technique isn't one of my favorites, but I respect the hell outta them... they're good, just the lyrics are too raw... Dance with the Devil is haggard. Point of No Return and Industrial Revolution are pimp, though.
Then of course your standards like 2Pac, Biggie, and Nas.
BIG L best lyricist/crazy freestyles
B.I.G best stories in songs
kweli most socially concious
papoose the hot new shit
JayZ reasonable doubt...enough said
Hi-Tek New and neat
and just cause im from toronto BLACKJAYS!!!
-hendrik (used to be tweaks_rock_me)
"Over time, most people experience life involving love, suffering, compassion and an unspeakable drive for something new...For me there's skiing, nothing more nothing less and it encompasses everything, everyday I'm out there."
- Pep Fujas
living legends (murs, grouch, asop, bicasso, sun spot jonez, eligh, luckyiam.psc, all have sick solo stuff)
wu tang (36 chambers is without a doubt one of the best hip hop albums ever)
tribe called quest
and so many more.. just happened to be some of the things i've been listening to lately.
i get to photograph hip hop shows when i'm back home, it's a pretty sick gig.