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Who do you think are the best MC's in underground Hip-Hop?

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Andy

Westtown, NY

#1 Oct 31, 2008
I was just seeing what everybody thought. I think underground is and will always be better than its mainstream counterpart. Here's mine:
1. Gift of Gab(of Blackalicious)
2. KRS-One
3. Talib Kweli
4. J-Live
5. C Rayz Walz
6. Phonte(of Little Brother)
7. Mos Def
8. Pharoahe Monch
9. MF Doom
10.One be Lo aka. OneManArmy
Freddy Fingers

UK

#2 Nov 3, 2008
Andy wrote:
I was just seeing what everybody thought. I think underground is and will always be better than its mainstream counterpart. Here's mine:
1. Gift of Gab(of Blackalicious)
2. KRS-One
3. Talib Kweli
4. J-Live
5. C Rayz Walz
6. Phonte(of Little Brother)
7. Mos Def
8. Pharoahe Monch
9. MF Doom
10.One be Lo aka. OneManArmy
gab at no. 1? just mentioning one be lo from the excellent binary star (his solo stuff is killer too). awesome list.

guys who didn't make it onto that list but are also great:

myka 9
aceyalone
boots riley
motion man
mr lif
azeem
rashaan ahmad
supernat
kool keith
othello

& not underground but slept on...dres of the black sheep. awesome rapper.
Hip Hop Since 1990

Bromley, UK

#3 Nov 4, 2008
everyone in ditc
g rap
organised konfusion
mf doom
madlib
slum village
cage
celph titled
immortal technique
jean grae
kool keith
channel live

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Since: Feb 08

Santa Ana CA.

#4 Nov 4, 2008
Binary Star
One be lo
Atmosphere
Braille
Jedi Mind(every rapper from the crew)
Army of the pharoahs(every rapper from the crew)
Mf Doom
Masta Ace
Immortal Technique
Pharoah Monch
KRYPTONITE

Georgetown, TX

#5 Nov 4, 2008
I think the best emcees of the underground are...
1. Immortal Technique
2. Z-Ro
3. R.A. The Rugged Man
4. South Park Mexican
5. Jedi Mind Tricks
6. Necro
7. Army Of The Pharaohs
8. The Screwed Up Click
9. Killah Priest
10. J-Live
Austin Lindsay

Barrow, UK

#6 Nov 4, 2008
They're all decent lists. Off the top of my head my ever-changing list would probably be:

1. Big L
2. Immortal Technique
3. Pack FM
4. Chino XL
5. KRS-One
6. Cage
7. Qwel
8. Jedi Mind Tricks
9. Goretex
10. AG
Hip Hop Since 1990

Bromley, UK

#7 Nov 5, 2008
KRYPTONITE wrote:
I think the best emcees of the underground are...
1. Immortal Technique
2. Z-Ro
3. R.A. The Rugged Man
4. South Park Mexican
5. Jedi Mind Tricks
6. Necro
7. Army Of The Pharaohs
8. The Screwed Up Click
9. Killah Priest
10. J-Live
I forgot about RA, Hes got like one of the best flows in hip hop.

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Since: Feb 08

Santa Ana CA.

#8 Nov 5, 2008
Chozn 1 wrote:
Binary Star
One be lo
Atmosphere
Braille
Jedi Mind(every rapper from the crew)
Army of the pharoahs(every rapper from the crew)
Mf Doom
Masta Ace
Immortal Technique
Pharoah Monch
& I forgot Black Milk He should b at the top of my list he produce his own beats pretty dope artist
Andy

Westtown, NY

#9 Nov 5, 2008
I Find it crazy none of you guys picked Gab. Who is better than him? And no offence but Z-Ro? What you smoking dog? He's aight no where top 10 material. A couple guys i was thinking of adding?
- Omega Watts (self writes, raps, and prod)
- Lyrics Born (same)
- Immortal Technique (although his new disc makes a better coaster)
- Masta Ace
- Braille (not my fav flow, but i got his albums)
- Kool Keith
- Mr. Lif
- Aceyalone
But another ques. Best Producer in underground?#1?
for me 9th Wonder. Considerable mentions?
-RJD2
-Illmind
-Tony Stone
-Ohmega Watts
-Dert
-Danger Mouse (b4 he went mainsteam)
Andy

Westtown, NY

#10 Nov 5, 2008
Oh and also Brother Ali, Asheru, Blu, Guru, Surreal and last but not least J Dilla. I can't stop so i gotta make myself. Soo many good artists in underground!!
KRYPTONITE

Montgomery, TX

#11 Nov 5, 2008
What am I smokin', only the best.
Austin Lindsay

Barrow, UK

#12 Nov 6, 2008
Andy wrote:
I Find it crazy none of you guys picked Gab. Who is better than him? And no offence but Z-Ro? What you smoking dog? He's aight no where top 10 material. A couple guys i was thinking of adding?
- Omega Watts (self writes, raps, and prod)
- Lyrics Born (same)
- Immortal Technique (although his new disc makes a better coaster)
- Masta Ace
- Braille (not my fav flow, but i got his albums)
- Kool Keith
- Mr. Lif
- Aceyalone
But another ques. Best Producer in underground?#1?
for me 9th Wonder. Considerable mentions?
-RJD2
-Illmind
-Tony Stone
-Ohmega Watts
-Dert
-Danger Mouse (b4 he went mainsteam)
Technique's album - you mean The Third World? I thought it was good, not as good as Rev. 1 and 2, but still good despite too many guest appearances.

Kool Keith is good, but it's the beats he spits over that most impress me. I wouldn't have him in a top ten list though, because, to be fair, he chats a bit of shit sometimes.

As far as producers go, I'd probably choose Madlib. KRS is a surprisingly good producer. Ever heard Channel Live's "Station Identification" album? He produced that. Also, Showbiz deserves a mention. "Full Scale" has some great production.

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Since: Feb 08

Santa Ana CA.

#13 Nov 6, 2008
Some good underground producers I'd have to say

MArco Polo
Black Milk
Hi-tek

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Since: Apr 07

The Motherland

#14 Nov 7, 2008
Austin Lindsay

Manchester, UK

#15 Nov 8, 2008
DESTRO wrote:
http://ldestro.blogspot.com/
I downloaded the album at the bottom. It seems pretty good, but I want the tracks separated, as opposed to the mix tape as one. Is there any way to do it?
Damion Kyng

New Windsor, NY

#16 Nov 8, 2008
QUOTE who="Andy "I was just seeing what everybody thought. I think underground is and will always be better than its mainstream counterpart. Here's mine:
1. Gift of Gab(of Blackalicious)
2. KRS-One
3. Talib Kweli
4. J-Live
5. C Rayz Walz
6. Phonte(of Little Brother)
7. Damion I.C.E Kyng
8. Pharoahe Monch
9. MF Doom
10.One be Lo aka. OneManArmy
www.myspace.com/damionkyng
michel doom

Tacoma, WA

#17 Nov 8, 2008
the top ten to me and you guyz should investigate these mc asap also
General Wojack
candit
t-love
hitman
krs 1
knucklebanger
2 pac
Naz
m1 of dead prez
comon
ti
kanye

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Since: Apr 07

The Motherland

#18 Nov 10, 2008
Austin Lindsay wrote:
<quoted text>
I downloaded the album at the bottom. It seems pretty good, but I want the tracks separated, as opposed to the mix tape as one. Is there any way to do it?
i would recomend the acid program, ill send you a link to d load it for free- you can chop the mix in tracks and not have any pauses or delays to interrupt the flow..
Austin Lindsay

Manchester, UK

#19 Nov 10, 2008
DESTRO wrote:
<quoted text>i would recomend the acid program, ill send you a link to d load it for free- you can chop the mix in tracks and not have any pauses or delays to interrupt the flow..
Cheers, but I've already started doing it on garageband. Half-way through. Long job.

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Since: Apr 07

The Motherland

#20 Nov 10, 2008
Austin Lindsay wrote:
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Cheers, but I've already started doing it on garageband. Half-way through. Long job.
lol dam i forgot i already posted this reply... yeah at least 35 songs plus for every mix... enjoy, vol 8 coming soon..

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