Political hip hop...

  • Political hip hop...

    WHo do you listen to that is political, I mean like PE, or DP?

    I like the coup, I'm looking for mor intelligent revolutionary hip hop...

    WHat do you like?

    "Off the pigs!" BPP
  • Same as you, The Coup

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    • blaise sa...
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    • 11 dec 2004, 20:53
    Only Immortal Technique.

    • [Raderad användare] sa...
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    • 11 dec 2004, 22:49


    Quoth blaise:
    Only Immortal Technique.

    Best political lyricist in hip hop - no question.

  • Sweet

    Thanks people. I had never heard of Immortal Technique.

    Much appreciated!

    "Off the pigs!" BPP
    • ContaKt sa...
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    • 19 dec 2004, 13:12
    Immortal Tech.. Dead Prez..

    Virtuoso's new album (Word War II: Evolution of the Torturer) is very political too..

  • Mr. Lif is definetely political. I acually really like his style but cant stand how political his lyrics are.

    • amayzun sa...
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    • 9 mar 2005, 04:58
    Immortal Technique

    ~synonymous with nothing~
    • niall_t sa...
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    • 9 mar 2005, 21:08
    Sage Francis, Immortal Technique, Mr.Lif, Dj Shadow (though not overtly through his music) Public Enemy.

    I'll have to check out The Coup.

  • Mr Lif.

    Shadow is, but like someone already said, you'd not know it to listen to his stuff...or unless you had the gloaming picture disk.

    El-P too, albeit on a more...what's the word...subtle tip.

    Redigerad av Orbtastic den 10 mar 2005, 17:49
    • niall_t sa...
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    • 16 mar 2005, 01:03

    Aye, El-P's music strikes me as very subversive. The Nang, The Front, The Bush And The Shit is probably the most overt of them all, but it's only the tip of the iceberg, there's lots of great observations on Fantastic Damage.

    Plus the title of that megamix he did, Wereallgonnaburninhell suggests something politically motivated.

    • eldad sa...
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    • 17 mar 2005, 07:48
    All this shit is ill.
    You guys should check out some saul williams, I just saw him this last weekend. If you can get your hands on the wake up show vol 8 there is a sick interview of Saul.

    • amayzun sa...
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    • 17 mar 2005, 08:05
    Sage Francis is sooo dope .. but the most of his music doesn't really strike me as political .. i mean makeshift patriot was probably the most political i heard from him .. there are others here and there .. but not many .. but Sage is one of my favorites ..


    ~synonymous with nothing~
  • Gill Scott-Heron! :)

    Redigerad av safesurfer den 17 mar 2005, 13:35
    • 1eiht7 sa...
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    • 23 mar 2005, 02:24
    ok for me, Gil Scott Heron, Paris (P-Dog the Bush Killa), Ice Cube, MC Ren, Public Enemy, Grandmaster Flash, Boogie Down Productions, Above The Law, etc... (ok, some of them are not always considered political, but still, kinda..)

  • political:
    last poets
    "agent orange" by pharaohe monch
    "mumia 911" by the unbound allstars (jean Grae, afu-ra, pharoahe monch, dead prez, chuck d & others
    "mumia 911" by tragedy khadafi
    "on mumia" jello biafra -- spoken word

    really good, but controversial:
    "taco day" by jean grae
    "$19.99" by qwel and robust

    good message shit:
    "what goes around" by nas
    brother ali

    if you like political stuff, you might be interested in spoken word, check out immortal tech, sage francis, and taalam acey to start

  • For me it´s most of the artists that have been mentioned here, and also Loop Troop from Sweden and an Icelandic band (i´m from iceland) called Forgotten Lores. Check 'em out.

    • ASURob sa...
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    • 10 apr 2005, 20:30


    Quoth 1eiht7:
    ok for me, Gil Scott Heron, Paris (P-Dog the Bush Killa), Ice Cube, MC Ren, Public Enemy, Grandmaster Flash, Boogie Down Productions, Above The Law, etc... (ok, some of them are not always considered political, but still, kinda..)

    I was wondering when someone would say that! Ice Cube and PE definitely.

    Immortal Technique and Dead Prez of course... The Aesop Rock EP (Fast Cars...) had a shot here and there. Zion I too.

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    • 17 apr 2005, 04:04


    I love immortal technique, public enemy, thats pretty much it.

    • ed_d sa...
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    • 19 apr 2005, 05:35
    The Herd, Urthboy, KRS-One...that's all I can think of from the top of my head which hasn't been mentioned.

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  • In addition to those mentioned, Akrobatik and Ak and Lif's collabo Perceptionists are very political.

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    • 28 apr 2005, 17:42
    Immortal Technique is a given, as everyone else has stated. Some MCs & groups i know for a fact that have written political songs: Sage Francis, Micranots, Dead Prez, Sole, Mr. Lif, Aesop Rock (you'd have to catch it quick though or review his lyrics), Dose One (check out his Hemispheres album), Atmosphere, and Eyedea.

  • Amen to Gil Scott-Heron and the Last Poets.

    Also, anyone remember Disposable Heroes of HipHoprisy? Those were the days...

    Redigerad av trampoline den 1 maj 2005, 02:47
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    • 15 jun 2005, 13:05
    Are Asheru & Blue Black of the Unspoken Heard classed as political rap? They are goodness.

    • LibMe sa...
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    • 24 jun 2005, 04:59
    immortal technique, sage francis, dead prez

    and whoever said public enemy, they are against the jewish !! so fuck em

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