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My description got deleted TITE but anyways I've been on a rap binge of sorts and just kinda wanted to catalog my thoughts? Any recs would be great, especially those of which may be considered essential listening as I do sort if want to gain a fuller understanding of the genre as a whole. I am now aware that Cheif Keef and A Tribe Called Quest are different rappers and I think that's a healthy beginning.

Man this is smooth. Smooth, warm, tranquil. Like descending into a briny sea and allowing the numbness to wash over. Favorite track so far is prolly Babylon but whole album is a near masterpeice.

Thus far my favorite Outkast. I appreciate the harder rock edge some tracks bring (call it familiarity lol). Gasoline Dreams is a rap song I'd have no problem opening a mosh pit to, unless ofc Humble Mumble was up next. Then it is Ayahuasca time.
3The Roots
Things Fall Apart

I owe this more listens, I'll preface this by stating that. It starts off jubilant and fun, but imo the back half of this album really makes it, as this lyrical content makes at first a slow descent into the more mournful realities of life until they pull a whole ass freight train out and just barrel into your stomach with an ultimate gut punch in 'The Return to Innocence Lost". Alcoholism, sex, abuse and their debauchery are full-blown by this point, and it's a bitter thing to witness. Oof.
God Loves Ugly

This is awesome. Its eccentric, but not forcefully "progressive". The wordplay is intelligent, but not pretentious. The hooks are stupid catchy and the atmosphere is...playfully dark? Overall this as well needs more listens but in loving it hard rn.
5Obie Trice

I actually got into this a few months ago but I need a way to round out the list atm so here it is. This is GOAT get blasted and stoned with the friends and engage in ultimately fun bullshittery kinda vibes. Sex, beer (specifically Heineken, a somewhat commendable choice by Obie) and murking anyone who dares to front. Obie is hard in da paint.
6Waka Flocka Flame

7Goodie Mob
Soul Food

Soul Food is such a cozy, spiritual album that still retains a fair amount of grit in places (idk who has the wildly intimidating and deep baritone but he alone contributes to this greatly). Most of my favorite sections involve Ceelo however, maybe due to his naturally over-the-top smoky tenor. Owns.
Liquid Swords

Oooh baby, this is great. RZA has some wildly creative, menacing, smooth, beautiful, every adjective under the sun beats that merge into a fresh baked delicious apple pie with GZA's lyrics being the obligatory ice cream on top. He has absolute mastery over rhyme schemes and spits with an unparalleled level of chill, whether he's rapping about slashing enemies to ribbons or about what he learned in bible school. Favorites are a bit difficult but the run from 4th Chamber to Killah Hills is fucking unstoppable.

Another near-favorite. This is so...cosmic? I feel when I jam this I'm being pulled into an ethereal otherworld by an alien. Its beautiful and eccentric and in some ways is reminiscent of a vastly improved Ghostemane (strange comparison? Most likely.) This is incredible.
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