Top 5 Underground Artists

 
  • Top 5 Underground Artists

    Hey, who do you guys believe are the top 5 underground hip-hop artists? And do you reckon they can become big in the hip-hop world?

    • TGKN ha detto...
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    • Mar 30 2008, 7:25
    Truly underground? It's hard to draw the line between lesser known and truly underground, but I'll try:

    Living Legends
    Cunninlynguists
    Sweatshop Union
    Blue Scholars
    Zion I (& The Grouch)

    No order. And no, they will probably never get that big because listening to them involves:

    A) Some basic knowledge of what they're referencing in their raps (Iraq war, income disparities, politics, etc.).

    B) Thinking.

  • Atmosphere
    Cunninlynguists
    Heiruspecs
    Blockhead
    Sage Francis

  • The Coup
    Cunninlynguists
    Black Spade
    Masta Ace
    Black Milk

    And no, they can't.

  • -IAM(france)
    -Kultama(spain)
    -Looptroop(sweden)
    -Cunninlynguists(usa)
    -Dilated Peoples(usa)

    whats big in hip-hop-world? they arent 50 cent but much better then the swagger

    • Nissart ha detto...
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    • Apr 15 2008, 10:40
    -cunninlynguits
    -MF DOOM
    -Termanology
    -masta ace
    -aesop rock

    • Stfurca ha detto...
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    • Mag 11 2008, 14:13
    Cunninlynguists
    Looptroop
    Hocus Pocus
    Marco Polo
    Brother Ali

  • - braintax
    - immortal technique
    - phi-life cypher
    - the herbaliser
    - atmosphere

    and also must mention vita peis...easily one the most talented hiphop groups in greece

    keepin it surreal...
  • Blue Scholars
    Immortal Technique
    Zion I
    Dilated Peoples
    Giant Panda

    • Little-L ha detto...
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    • Lug 25 2008, 8:49
    Atmosphere
    CunninLynguists
    Blue Scholars
    The Procussions
    Hocus Pocus

    (6 & 7 : Sound Providers and Pete Philly & Perquisite !)

  • Atmosphere
    Zion I (& The Grouch)
    Eligh
    Brother Ali
    Färska Prinzen
    Dom Viktiga Skorna

    I don't know if I should include Aesop Rock or not. Is he too known to be called underground?

  • K'naan
    Sage Francis
    El-P
    Atmosphere
    Jedi Mind Tricks

    And to answer the question,
    only if they sell out

  • Not sure if they're top 5 but some my favorites are.

    Sole
    Aesop Rock
    Cunninlynguists
    immortal technique
    Dalek

    28 Days - 6 Hours - 42 Minutes - 12 Seconds
    • Jux23 ha detto...
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    • Ago 18 2008, 22:31
    Cunninlynguists
    Zion I
    Immortal Technique
    Blue Scholars
    Masta Ace (not so underground )

    Blood of a slave, heart of a king.
    • BezeEn ha detto...
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    • Ago 19 2008, 5:08

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    "mc´s too dark, the prodducer´s too white
    fam, the lyrics too loose, man, the beats are too tight"

    The revolution rock hits sound like shit through your iPod.
    "Put fists up like I got, now gimme the loot."
    Modificato da hjbardenhagen in data Gen 23 2011, 14:42
  • Busdriver
    Sweatshop Union
    Sage Francis
    Edan
    CunninLynguists

    • SoGhetto ha detto...
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    • Set 18 2008, 2:59
    ditto TGKN.

    we may never fathom the ignorance of humanity *sigh*

    i'd say the top five switches up between these lot...

    Cunninlynguists
    Jedi Mind
    Immortal Technique
    People Under the Stairs
    Busdriver
    Blockhead
    Kool Keith

    • aslgame ha detto...
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    • Ott 3 2008, 21:41
    immortal technique
    cunninlynguists
    jedi mind tricks
    tonedeff
    sadistik

  • Why does everyone think Aesop and Atmosphere are underground? Cunninlynguists and Sage Francis are cutting it fine too in my opinion. As soon as albums are promoted in Australia that aren't Australian I tend to think they're popular, not MTV popular but they're at least at the middle ground.

    I don't have a top 5 but these guys are pretty cool.

    Why?
    Typical Cats
    cLOUDEAD
    A.P.O.S.T.L.E.
    Dragon Fli Empire
    Lifesavas
    Blackalicious (They'd probably be around the same popularity as Cunninlynguists)
    Cradle
    Surreal
    Soso
    Sonic Sum
    Arts the Beat Doctor
    Joe Beats
    Amyas
    Alias
    Sole
    Astronautalis

  • aesop rock
    atmosphere
    immortal technique
    blue scholars
    brother ali

    "the idea is that flowing water never goes stale, so just keep on flowing"
  • Nujabes
    InI
    Funky DL
    Kev Brown
    Five Deez

    I agree with some of you other people up there. These are some not posted and should surely be checked out if you haven't heard. Don't trust what last.fm has because the site always has the worst of the songs posted.

  • Cunninlynguists
    Immortal Technique
    Pete Philly & Perquisite
    Cilvaringz
    J-live

  • Hilltop Hoods (I guess they are mainstream in Australia but not here)
    Zion I
    Genelec & Memphis Reigns
    Soulcrate Music
    Brother Ali

  • oh and some lyrical commission

  • Top 5 Greatest rappers

    Brother Ali
    Felt( Murs and Slug)
    Sage Francis
    Living Legends
    MF Doom

    Living Legend
    MF DOOM
    Sage Francis
    Murs and Slug
    Brother Ali

    ~Mike da gr8t~
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