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      CommentAuthorarklight
    • CommentTimeAug 18th 2012 edited
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    Put all the new, or newish upcoming, emerging or making new noise
    Hip Hop artists here.


    That's NEW.Or having a resurrection of epic proportions
    that they are considered new (Mos Def, Lupe Fiasco)

    So no Nas, Tupac, Jay-z and all those established mainstream artists.
    This is not a thread about obscure artists either. If they have a major
    record deal but are "fresh" off the shelf...then that's ok too!

    Make them good! Let's go! My contribution:

    First up is an artist having an epic resurrection-Lupe Fiasco.
    Incredible lyrical wordplay over a reworking of They Reminisce Over You [T.R.O.Y] by Pete rock.



    Lupe Fiasco - "Around my Way" (Freedom aint Free)





    Next is rick ross's secret weapon, in his roster of artists-Stalley.
    Resurrecting the Boom Bap Era of hip hop. Jazz and Hip hop,always good!



    STALLEY - "Babbling"




    Heri Mkocha

    https://www.youtube.com/thearklight
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      CommentAuthorvoyou
    • CommentTimeAug 18th 2012
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    My current favorite up-and-coming rapper is Angel Haze - she had a couple of mixtapes out last year, and a free EP out a few months ago (and as of last week or so a record deal with Universal). She has some really great introspective lyrics:

    Angel Haze - Suffering's First

    And of course there's Kitty Pryde:

    Kitty Pryde - smiledog.jpg
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      CommentAuthortexture
    • CommentTimeAug 18th 2012
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    Gangsta:



    Straight up lyrical darkness:



    Digital weirdness:



    Okkvlt:



    Vaguely political:



    I could keep going. Hip-hop is alive and well beyond the scope of the mainstream.
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      CommentAuthorarklight
    • CommentTimeAug 23rd 2012
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    Roach Gigz aka "Roachy Balboa", has the appropriate amount of cocky charisma
    to make it as a star not just a hip hop mc.....


    Roach Gigz -"Can I Rap"




    I like the almost one take aspect of this next video of his...


    Roach Gigs -" Respect it"




    Heri Mkocha
    https://www.youtube.com/thearklight
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      CommentAuthorarklight
    • CommentTimeAug 23rd 2012 edited
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    Ok, not to let this become urban centric Hip Hop out of the cities,
    we should highlight some of the new Hip Hop artists from the Countryside.
    First up, a man who hasn't made a bad song yet....
    Big K.R.I.T


    Big K.R.I.T-"i Got This"





    Big K.R.I.T -"Country ....(Remix)"





    and the last time country and Hip Hop actually blended and worked since
    that Nelly and Mcgraw song. A sad introspective song about the passing of
    time.A new darkhorse MC that might just go fully mainstream
    being so unusual...

    Riff Raff - " Time"



    Heri Mkocha
    https://www.youtube.com/thearklight
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    These are what I listen to a lot:
    ASAP Rocky
    Spaceghost Purrp
    Ab-Soul
    Danny Brown
    Denzel Curry


    Yeah I don't remember how to embed youtube videos on this board. That's who I listen to.
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      CommentAuthortexture
    • CommentTimeAug 24th 2012
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      CommentAuthorarklight
    • CommentTimeAug 27th 2012 edited
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    ASHER ROTH

    A real alternative MC.He has his own Swag.He comes across
    as someone very comfortable in his own skin.which is an
    unusual description, but thats what comes across for me.

    So here is the Infamous Asher Roth Hip Hop Self Motivation song.
    This should be on everyone's alarm clock when getting up...



    Asher Roth - "G.R.I.N.D (Get.Ready.Its a.New.Day)"



    As for the next song..how he mananged to edit and composite
    himself so seemlessly into the original Jay-Z "The Roc boys" video
    then do a remix of that song which might be better than the one by Hova.
    Is a thing of wonder...


    Asher Roth - "Roth Boys"



    This song is not about the evils of narcotics, but lack of quality hip hop craftmenship
    on Radio.Lack of quality overall and having to dumb down.Jazz and hip Hop.
    Boombap genre hip hop once again wins...


    Asher Roth - " Dope S*** "





    KOOLEY HIGH

    Newish NYC crew. with self contained producers. All their songs are nice.FACT!
    Here is a brilliant re-imagining/remix of the classic De La soul record "Stakes is High"
    Jazzy, but with bite.All MCs bring their A-game.


    Kooley High - "Kooley is high"





    Heri Mkocha
    https://www.youtube.com/thearklight
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      CommentAuthorarklight
    • CommentTimeSep 16th 2012
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    AUDIO PUSH

    The duo who helped kick start the Jerking movement worldwide with the NEW BOYZ
    with their song "teach me how to jerk" , actually had some half decent songs,
    more on the entertainment side of Hip hop (hey we're dancing!),
    but i feel they've been unfairly overlooked from the New generation
    of Hip Hop artists.


    Audio Push -"Wassup"





    Audio Push - "Throw it Back"





    Heri Mkocha
    https://www.youtube.com/thearklight
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      CommentAuthorarklight
    • CommentTimeSep 16th 2012 edited
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    THE NATURAL

    Don't know much about this guy, but i loved the song below and the video is even
    better, i love it when they do a black and white video right. In pure HD goodness!
    beautiful...


    THE NATURAL-"Running Away"





    Heri Mkocha
    https://www.youtube.com/thearklight
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      CommentAuthorarklight
    • CommentTimeSep 16th 2012
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    BEI MAEJOR

    This guy should be huge. I just don't understand why it hasn't happened yet!
    He's like a version of DRAKE that the intelligensia might like. An accessible
    version of THEWEEKEND. He's a singer, MC, producer, Remixer,
    dammit he even edited the Swim well video below.

    First up it's "she was", anybody who samples the love unlimited orchestra is good in my books.
    This is a cool storytelling song about the consequences of being shy. First time I heard it
    I listened all the way right to the end of the predictable punchline ending of the song.


    BEI MAEJOR - "She Was"




    It's like, if THEWEEKEND looked like DRAKE and made a song both
    THEWEEKEND and DRAKE might both like. I like this song too...

    BEI MAEJOR - "Mesmerised"





    How dare he...even attempt ..attempt !!.to remix Frank Ocean "swim good"...
    It will only end in tears...wait...actually, its so good....it might be better
    than the original..The video's definately better than Franks. And I lIke Frank Ocean.
    Please just do a callabo and get it over with....


    BEI MAEJOR - "swim well"(swim good piano remix)




    Heri Mkocha
    https://www.youtube.com/thearklight
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