View Full Version : i found good rap!

08-22-2003, 09:40 PM
i always thought rap sucked until i heard this guy, it's incredible!
its by a guy called Sage Francis.

I don't look at myself in the mirror because I'm a narcissist /
I simply like to watch myself exist...(HHHH) /
Now I'm in a fog and mist...(HHHH) /
Now my reflection is anonymous... /
Ponder this: /

I've seen a reflection of my soul in the store window /
Caught in limbo 'cause I was dressed all in Timbo's (Timberland) /
Having vivid fantasies of playing Polo with Ralph Lauren on a Tommy Hill /
And my paper thin spirit was still grieving from the Versace kill /
In Florida. Opened the door to the store and I walked through the corridor /
To see they had a blow out sale on Nautica /
But I've always been a Lord of the button down Flies? /
And being they were half-priced, I just passed 'em on by...looking for Levis /
But Guess...what? All my favorite clothing lines and hip designs /
Were being liquidized and it made me sick to my eyes /
I don't understand...when I had no ends...the price was quick to rise /
I'd buy a pair of "trends" even if they didn't fit my size /
Purchase a surplus of "fads" from merchants whose ads /
Made these cheap ass fabrics that were so worthless and sad /
Just look priceless. They used unethical devices /
To attack my sense of self-worth during my prepubescent crisis /
It fed into my insecurities, so instead of being righteous /
I wan't everyone to see me like this. "Kid, it's all about who looks the nicest" /
Ice is falling off my Rolie (Rolex) onto my body "Shoot! /
I hope to hell it doesn't melt and ruin my Armani suit." /
While I'm sweatin' this...some kid who doesn't got any loot /
Is buying my necklace along with my same exact khakis and army boots /
"What?! This is blasphemous!" /
Since Adidas tried changing its logo there ain't been nothing as wack as this /
It's probably a stunt being pulled by Animal Rights activists /
Because of all that Third World country garbage, but I'm a pacifist /
So while these monkeys sweat over my name brands that exchange hands /
From enslaved lands, I wonder if I'm the same man /
Without reward...for what I bought but CAN'T still afford /
This is the type of self-realization that might have killed the Lord /
I didn't mind working for free as a walking billboard /
But now I want my money back...as my ice spilled and poured /
Onto the floor I did see a distorted reflection of my Nike hat /
Now I don't know how others might react /
For me it was an unsightly act that helped me get my psyche back /
I stood 5 feet back, afraid that it might strike me like "Shaclack clack!" /
You think I'm kidding? Think it's no big thing? /
What I saw made my heart hurt, stomach turn, throat burn, teeth cringe, spine tingle, and ribs sting /
I noticed that the swoosh symbol was nothing but a whip in mid-swing... /

08-23-2003, 02:32 AM
you should check out "Dr. Octagon"

08-23-2003, 02:39 AM
check out these if u want:

the umc's
tribe called quest
jungle brothers (early stuff)
deltron 3030
prefuse 73
boards of canada
dj shadow
early de la soul
souls of mischief

and doctor octogan, ultramagnetic mc's, kool keith for sure!

don't forget early public enemy, big daddy kane, leaders of the new school, brand nubian... this stuff doesn't suck, i guarantee!

08-23-2003, 03:54 AM
i like boards of canada, but that's not rap then again i havent heard all of it.
and yes el-p is cool, i havent heard of anybody else tho.

08-23-2003, 09:02 AM
I used to like Underground Abstract Hip-Hop - I still do, I just never listen to it much anymore. I recomend "Himbro St." by Sonic Sum, "Daylight" by Aesop Rock, "Bottle Of Humans" by Sole, and "Germ" by Sixtoo for examples.

the Anticon Collective (Sage Francis, Sole, Sixtoo, etc) is like the Elephant 6 of rap music, not quite as cool- but good enough.

"I can't say that I'm ahead of my time, I'm fearing my time will never come" :cool:

Oh yeah also check out 'Why?' - hes on Anticon. I just heard about him on Pitchfork, download "Cold Lunch", he doesn't rap on his new album but its awesome from what I've heard.

[Edited on 8-23-2003 by William]

08-23-2003, 12:30 PM
most of the groups i listed were somewhat underground hip hop bands from the late 80's and early 90's, so good. i consider boards of canada hip hop in a way, for sure. i guess trip hop would be more accurate.

08-23-2003, 09:08 PM
in addition to those mentioned, I would add The Fugees (Refugee Camp). Their 1996 record The Score is probably the 2nd or 3rd best album ever made. Ever.

08-24-2003, 02:28 PM
Lauryn Hill's "Unplugged 2.0" acoustic album is good. Its like Hip-Hop folk, the lyrics are very good. I sold it a while ago though...

08-24-2003, 05:28 PM
aseop rock is pretty damn good too.

08-28-2003, 12:51 PM
Also, Handsome boy modeling school is funny and musical. I don't know anyone who doesn't like it. Miho hatori is on it.

[Edited on 8-28-2003 by elizabeth]

08-28-2003, 04:07 PM
Originally posted by Half-Handed
I wouldn't say the Fugees have made the 2nd or 3rd best album ever though.

I said it. I didn't say you would say it.

08-29-2003, 10:15 AM


Theres 2 good hip-hop song downloads from some Anticon members.