Sunday, May 6, 2007


This week, I'm going to rec you some rap & hip hop. Don't discount this post by saying you hate rap - that's not true. These artists are not the typical crunk crap that's all over the radio. They are very talented and intelligent and have great songs. Essentially, here's a starter kit for people who claim to hate rap.

Thanks to Patrick for introducing me to this guy. He's now on Kanye's G.O.O.D. Music label, but is also notable for many collaborations with A Tribe Called Quest. He's got great flow and is just all around an enjoyable listen.

Talib Kweli.
Kweli began his career as part of the duo Black Star with Mos Def. Now solo, Kweli has even played stints on Warped Tour, showing that he can appeal to a wide variety of audiences.

Brite One.
Brite One is the rapping moniker of Daryl Palumbo, singer for Glassjaw, Head Automatica, and a few other projects. Palumbo is actually a very good rapper. There aren't a lot of tracks out there, but what is there can be downloaded at the page linked below.

1 comment:

stinkyd said...

You should add common and lupe fiasco