Uplifting Hip Hop

Uplifting Hip Hop

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pintle
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Uplifting Hip Hop

Post by pintle » 03 Sep 2010, 13:30

I want to find music like this

Hip hop that is NOT about guns, bitches, bling, and disrespect.
Live instrumentation, and melodic progression really enhance my enjoyment.
I'm familiar with De La Soul, A Tribe Called Quest, J5, DJ shadow, DLS vs Scroobius Pip, Rza's solo stuff (and the Wu Tang Clan in general) and a few others.
Any suggestions? :)
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Re: Uplifting Hip Hop

Post by Hobo Joe » 03 Sep 2010, 15:28

Deltron - 3030


It's an album entirely about the year 3030 and how life is different then. It's also amazing. He's the guy who rapped for the Gorillaz in their self-name album and Demon Days, if you're familiar.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q7_jbluF0qo
http://www.youtube.com/watch#!v=b5aocYR ... re=related
http://www.youtube.com/watch#!v=WJLoBma ... re=related


He has other work as well, but nothing comes close to 3030 imo.


Here's of his songs with Gorillaz for reference:

http://www.youtube.com/watch#!v=1V_xRb0 ... re=related

Also fantastic.
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Re: Uplifting Hip Hop

Post by pintle » 03 Sep 2010, 17:19

Thanks :) My mate actually recommended Deltron to me years ago and I completely forgot.
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Re: Uplifting Hip Hop

Post by KaiserJ » 03 Sep 2010, 18:10

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b43L60-Ovbg lordz of the underground
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PJN1bCP4Djg aceyalone
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u8GvCZujVYs non phixion
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qAD2-aOuK68 ultramagnetic mcs (old kool kieth)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ncZH9Dwzs2M gangstarr
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qggxTtnKTMo immortal technique
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dmcWZOwE6gs admiral crumple (gotta plug my friends tunes)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UVtpXvzzXiA talib kweli

should be able to dig something you like out of there. (wouldnt describe wu-tang as particularly uplifting, but if they fit, then some of these dudes do as well. 0% songs about gold chains)
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Re: Uplifting Hip Hop

Post by Neddie » 03 Sep 2010, 18:37

Immortal Technique is very much not uplifting.
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Re: Uplifting Hip Hop

Post by pintle » 03 Sep 2010, 19:09

Ty Kaisar.

Gotta agree on Immortal Technique, but it does sound gooood tho :P
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Re: Uplifting Hip Hop

Post by hoijui » 05 Sep 2010, 12:37

Blumentopf - Fensterplatz
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yVYc60VJsuw
very uplifting lyrics too (german)
they are generally not gangster rap and stuff.

Sektion Kuchikäschtli - meh verdiant
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ib-UMh8x ... re=related
translated: you deserve more (swiss-german)
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Re: Uplifting Hip Hop

Post by knorke » 06 Sep 2010, 00:12

Cypress Hill? ok, with weed they add another cliche to guns'n'bitches but its not really serious or that dark imo.

All that german rap like Fanta4, Blumentopf, Fettes Brot, F├╝nf Sterne deluxe is mostly non-sense or fun lyrics.
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Re: Uplifting Hip Hop

Post by hoijui » 06 Sep 2010, 08:38

:D of course :D
how would something be uplifting if not in this way?
i have not yet seen a monologue that, in a philosophically/logically plausible way assures you of life being good.
what is uplifting is usually quite emotional and (german:) soberly reflected, nonsense.
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Re: Uplifting Hip Hop

Post by Llamadeus » 06 Sep 2010, 09:31

pintle wrote:Hip hop that is NOT about guns, bitches, bling, and disrespect.
But that's the best kind...

Anyway,
Cannibal Ox http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vgfVOqmQQDA
Juggaknots http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9mMfavxyFUI
Organized Konfusion http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gvWW3TCnoe0
KaiserJ wrote:stuff
This is good stuff
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Re: Uplifting Hip Hop

Post by HectorMeyer » 06 Sep 2010, 12:56

Looking at your youtube link this is probably not what you are looking for (not melodic or live instruments), but you might find these newcomers interesting because they clearly try to recreate the style of De La Soul, Outkast, Jurassic 5 and similar bands:

The Knux - Cappuccino (2008)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HGKGagxkiPc

Not as good as the originals, I think the "nerd" attitude feels a bit artificial and they somehow seem more gimmicky and not as relaxed and confident as the originals, but they still pull off a good sound and are decent rappers.
Llamadeus wrote:
pintle wrote:Hip hop that is NOT about guns, bitches, bling, and disrespect.
But that's the best kind...
Agreed :mrgreen:
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Re: Uplifting Hip Hop

Post by Gota » 06 Sep 2010, 23:15

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Re: Uplifting Hip Hop

Post by Kixu » 07 Sep 2010, 01:39

Most Hip Hop needs to evolve... Just now it feels liek notes of musical savages constantly at war so they can feed off the corpses of great fallen artists. :Parisites.

Get some prefuse 73 albums, there's many, and they are great.

The Class of 73 Bells

Point To B

Pagina dos

Whisper In My Ear To Tell Me You Hate Me


Xploding Plastix might be leaving the genre but within earshot.

Joy Comes In The Morning

Shakedown Shutoff
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Re: Uplifting Hip Hop

Post by pintle » 07 Sep 2010, 14:27

Ty all who are posting in this thread, keeping my ears busy :)
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Re: Uplifting Hip Hop

Post by Jazcash » 07 Sep 2010, 14:31

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Re: Uplifting Hip Hop

Post by SirArtturi » 07 Sep 2010, 14:50

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Re: Uplifting Hip Hop

Post by knorke » 09 Sep 2010, 20:22

are Soul Coughing hip hop?
Anyway:

Super bon bon superbonbonbonsupersuperbonbonbonbsonsuperbonbonbonbon
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XD5G8T2ESsw

unmarked helicopters
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fAHSb5WwADU

screenwriters blues
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=laIy1PgcVnA
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Re: Uplifting Hip Hop

Post by Soul » 13 Sep 2010, 08:58

*Cough*hip hop*Cough*
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Re: Uplifting Hip Hop

Post by Cheesecan » 19 Oct 2010, 23:59

And you call yourself hiphop ppl? shiieeet.. I'm surprised nobody mentioned..

Common
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S7B2VgRShew

Talib Kweli
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HFSiM874Jxg

Mos Def
http://www.dailymotion.com/video/x438q_ ... tics_music

Devin The Dude
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QhR7UFTYhWM

Rhymefest
http://www.dailymotion.com/video/x97v9m ... -new_music

The Roots
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3jaPruUtiBU

Pharaohe Monch
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0aKOkbzb-MM

Jedi Mind Tricks
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dNITJsOrHr0

Tinie Tempah (grime/hiphop/electro)
http://www.dailymotion.com/video/xbm60j ... -out_music

Dizzee Rascal (grime but went mainstream now though)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0pnJPX60vXA

R.A The Rugged Man (borderline case since he's nuts and will rap about anything)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0WyiA5cxjG0

to name just a few.
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Re: Uplifting Hip Hop

Post by Panda » 20 Oct 2010, 03:40

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