Tuesday, February 10, 2009

fave five

I think everybody watched the Grammy's. Well, I watched most of it before I fell asleep. There was much talk about "hip hop's presence at the Grammy's."

Funny...I remember when the hip hop part of the Grammy's weren't even televised!

Nevertheless, we all have our favorite hip hop artists who move the meter for us.

Gimme your FAVE FIVE artists (MC's, duos, groups, bands, etc) in hip hop RIGHT NOW! (Note: This would exclude the artists who are no longer with us...i.e. Biggie and Pac)

You must give at least FIVE...no MORE than FIVE (that's for you ShellyShell! LOL)

And each artists that you choose should be relevant today...meaning they should have dropped at least ONE cd within the last five years. (Note: this would exclude Dr. Dre, Rakim, Kurtis Blow, and Vanilla Ice)

Here's mine...in no particular order

NaS

The Roots

Jay Z

Andre 3000

Common

Hollatchaboi!

19 comments:

Smarty Jones said...

Did you say Vanilla Ice?!
In no particular order:
Common
Gym Class Heroes (even though they're a band)
Kanye West (with his crazy ass)
Outkast
T.I.
And there's my damn Fave Five! Happy now Kyle?!

Tha L said...

Ice Cube
Common
MosDef
Umm...i don't listen to enuf "current" hiphop to list anymore than that without going into the archives...
Oh, and Kanye's aight.
But EPMD was off the chain. And Public Enemy...I know you said current, but I couldn't resist.

Oyin said...

hmmm so so hard

I like

TI
Lil Wayne
Keisha Cole
Chris Brown
Gerald Levert

The F$%K it List said...

Well you know my five but here we go:

NaS
OutKast
MosDef
T.I
Common

I love old school Hip Hop but these are the artist that I will always listen too.

clnmike said...

-K'Naan

-Jay Z

-B.o.B

-Kanye West

-The Knux

Oyin?

There only two rappers on your list.

eclectik said...

Ghost
MF Doom
Jean Grae
AZ
Nas

Challenge!

eclectik-discussion.com

Kay C, The Quiet Storm said...

LMAO at Vanilla Ice!

Sadly I don't have 5 that would be considered hip-hop that dropped something lately.

Damn, I feel old :) Does that mean I am officially an adult? I'm fighting it!

Off to try to stomach some BET and MTV so I can come up with something...LOL!

The F$%K it List said...

Ok I have to change my list. I do enjoy TI but how could I forget my favorite of all time Q-Tip!

ShellyShell said...

Lawd, you know this is hard for me! Hence why you called me out like that! It's actually kind of easy because there isn't that much good shyt out now. My FIVE in particular order:

Nas
Q-Tip
Common
Talib
Mos Def

See I ONLY listed FIVE!!!!

MzInspiredMind81 said...

Jay Z

T.I.

Andre 3000

Ledisi

Chrisette Michelle

Kay C, The Quiet Storm said...

Question...exactly what are we calling hip-hop? Is it rap, R&B, neo-soul, a combination of them all?

12kyle said...

@ Smarty Jones
Gym Class Heroes? Never heard of em but I'll look em up!

@ L
I feel you. I can't listen to to much current stuff. Everything is old skool.

@ Oyin
Levert? Lmao!

@ The F$%K it List
Love that list!

@ clnmike
B.o.B? I've heard that name before. Are they from Atlanta?

@ e
Jean Grae is slept on!!! She is niiiiiiiice. Better than a lotta dudes!

Challenge!

@ Kay C, The Quiet Storm
Yes! You are officially grown!


@ The F$%K it List
Q Tip is serious on the mic. How did you like his last cd?

@ ShellyShell
I love it when you follow directions. I know this is hard for you.

Btw...love the list!

@ MzInspiredMind81
Chrisette Michelle??? Haaaaa

@ Kay C, The Quiet Storm
We're talking straight hip hop

Angel said...

I really dont think I know enough about Hip Hop to have five but I love Nas and Jay Z so I have two.

Miss Mika said...

You really did not say Vanilla Ice, did you bruh?

Fave Five:

The Foreign Exchange (to me, they are Hip Hop among other genres)
Nas
Common
Lil Wayne
The Roots (their last album is ridiculous!!! in a good way of course)

clnmike said...

12kyle,

It's one dude from Atlanta, check him out here

http://thehappygoluckybachelor.blogspot.com/2009/01/what-i-am-rockin-bob.html

and here

http://new.music.yahoo.com/videos/BOB/Ill-Be-In-The-Sky--205800782

Keith said...

1. Jay Z

2.The Roots

3.T.I.

4.Nas

5.Outkast

dessex said...

I couldn't let this one slide by... Can I give u more than 5 LOL

Jay-z
3000
Lupe
Black Thought
Nas

That is who I am feeling right now... Bit if u ask me tomorrow my list might have Scarface, Em, Phonte or Wale...

Too bad hip hop stinks now... I'm gonna do the stankie leg

12kyle said...

@ Angel
Can't go wrong with those two

@ Mika
The Roots never disappoint me

@ clnmike
thanks for the info. i'ma check him out

@ Keith
Tight list, bruh

@ dessex
I knew you'd drop by for this one! LOL

Stew said...

chamillionaire
ludacris
t.i.
magno
kanye

you never heard of gym class??