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So I thought we could start it off like this. What got you into Hip Hop. How old were you, what song or album turned you on to Hip Hop, how old or what year did you discover Hip Hop culture. Whatever you feel like sharing. And finally if you want to list your top five favorite Hip Hop albums. For me that can change all the time so feel free to express yourself however you want. We may judge, but we ain't saying shit so no so be easy....
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For me it was 1978 and rappers delight by the sugar hill gang what first hooked me. Herbie Hancock's Rock-it sealed the deal. Once I saw Beat Street I started breaking at age 12 ( yeah I'm old bitches ).

Top Five Albums as of today:

Tirbe Called Quest: The Low End Thoery
El-P: Cancer for Cure
Tuff Crew: Back to the Wreck Shop
Mr Lif: I Phantom
Dr Octagon: Dr Octagonecologyst



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The first time I heard A Tribe Called Quest- Electric Relaxation. I was hooked. Rap had its place but hip-hop was like an art form. I started getting into dancing and freestyling and eventually poetry.

My top five albums:

Kendrick Lamar- Section.80
eMC- The Show
The Roots- Rising Down
Little Brother- The Minstrel Show
Atmosphere- When Life Gives You Lemons, You Paint That Shit Gold
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moneygrip3030 wrote:

For me it was 1978 and rappers delight by the sugar hill gang what first hooked me. Herbie Hancock's Rock-it sealed the deal. Once I saw Beat Street I started breaking at age 12 ( yeah I'm old bitches ).

Top Five Albums as of today:

Tirbe Called Quest: The Low End Thoery
El-P: Cancer for Cure
Tuff Crew: Back to the Wreck Shop
Mr Lif: I Phantom
Dr Octagon: Dr Octagonecologyst





Did you say Beat Street?!?! Yeah. You ARE old. Guess you know about Breaking too. LOL
Respect. Much respect. You got to see the start of hip-hop.
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moneygrip3030 wrote:

For me it was 1978 and rappers delight by the sugar hill gang what first hooked me. Herbie Hancock's Rock-it sealed the deal. Once I saw Beat Street I started breaking at age 12 ( yeah I'm old bitches ).

Top Five Albums as of today:

Tirbe Called Quest: The Low End Thoery
El-P: Cancer for Cure
Tuff Crew: Back to the Wreck Shop
Mr Lif: I Phantom
Dr Octagon: Dr Octagonecologyst





Did you say Beat Street?!?! Yeah. You ARE old. Guess you know about Breaking too. LOL
Respect. Much respect. You got to see the start of hip-hop.


Hey, you gotta respect your elders homey and yes I'm almost 40 so ....
Posted 2/15/13
In England we have a break off of rap music called grime... it was like uk garage and hip hop. it got boring so I grew out of it and found a political activist and hip hop artist from London, Lowkey, bought a compilation album with one of his tracks on it called "Pistache beats n rhymes" found a tonne of other UK artists from that and seeing their cd's in camden market. Then when I was 14 I think I heard Nas and 2pac, my sisters ex burned me a lot of 90's hip hop. Then I started watching graffiti video's and finding abstract hip hop beats. then when i was like 15-16 I heard cage and found all this gritty violent hip hop like Necro and Unusual Suspects and got hooked.

My top 5 albums change every week

Dilated Peoples - The Platform
Cage - For your Box
Cruger - Lazy EP
Doseone - Untitled
Souls of Mischief - 93 til Infinity
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The Platform is dope. Triple Optics is one of the illest songs ever. I bought that on vinyl in college and was like "who are these guys"!
Posted 2/16/13
I thought so too, almost certain it's about the pineal gland. the cuts are so dope as well.
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Ha! Nice one. Yeah I bought the 12'' and one side was Triple Optic and the other side was Work the Angles. This was when I was DJ'ing in college so I was listening to records in the store and as I heard that shit I bought doubles on the spot...I started playing that record at parties and cats were bugging out. This before anybody knew who they were. Shit I didn't know who they were just that DJ Babu was on the cuts.
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Being 17,I pretty much grew up on ringtone hip hop of the current generation until a few years ago where I started getting into old school hip hop and underground after my cousin introduced me to some Nas albums.

I don't really have a top 5 but these are the albums I've been listening to the most recently. ( In no particular order)

Funcrusher Plus - Company Flow
Operation: Doomsday - MF DOOM
Graduation - Kanye West
The Heist - Macklemore
Heavy Mental - Killah Priest






Posted 2/17/13
yo funcrusher plus is crazy.

@Moneygrip when you tell these stories I feel a bit sorry for myself.... there's few artists even in the uk underground that are new... you got to listen to it without the "fuck why were the 90's so good" feeling. I would of liked to have grew up around the early 90's here... we had britcore.
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OneBeLo wrote:

Being 17,I pretty much grew up on ringtone hip hop of the current generation until a few years ago where I started getting into old school hip hop and underground after my cousin introduced me to some Nas albums.

I don't really have a top 5 but these are the albums I've been listening to the most recently. ( In no particular order)

Funcrusher Plus - Company Flow
Operation: Doomsday - MF DOOM
Graduation - Kanye West
The Heist - Macklemore
Heavy Mental - Killah Priest








Killah Priest is dope. Dark as fuck but dope.
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OneBeLo wrote:

Being 17,I pretty much grew up on ringtone hip hop of the current generation until a few years ago where I started getting into old school hip hop and underground after my cousin introduced me to some Nas albums.

I don't really have a top 5 but these are the albums I've been listening to the most recently. ( In no particular order)

Funcrusher Plus - Company Flow
Operation: Doomsday - MF DOOM
Graduation - Kanye West
The Heist - Macklemore
Heavy Mental - Killah Priest








Funcrusher Plus is mad dope.
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yo funcrusher plus is crazy.

@Moneygrip when you tell these stories I feel a bit sorry for myself.... there's few artists even in the uk underground that are new... you got to listen to it without the "fuck why were the 90's so good" feeling. I would of liked to have grew up around the early 90's here... we had britcore.


Yeah I was lucky enough to be 12 when RUN-DMC and Whodini came out. I was 14 or so when the golden age of hip hop (88 - 92) started. I was also fortunate to be in college and DJ'ing when in the midst of all the Puff Daddy type shit, underground came into it's own. So I got to hear Funcrusher Plus and Dr Octagon when they dropped. Still got em on vinyl too. I do kinda feel like I was in the right place at the right time. But that being said I still listen to as much if not more old school than new stuff and it's still dope. Good music doesn't have an expiration date.
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Peep Homeboy Sandman - First of a Living Breed. Extra fresh.
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