Any ideas on where to start with hip hop? (In a way, I can't believe I'm typing that).
My genres of music is mainly Punk Rock, Pop Punk, Heavy Metal, Alternative etc. but I guess it's time I tried listening to something new, just to see what some tunes are like LOL.
Always kinda liked some of Tupac though, but I've only heard a few of his. Biggie and Snoop Dogg too.
Old School: Rakim, KRS-One, Public Enemy, 2pac, Biggie, Wu-Tang Clan (not just their group projects, but their solo projects as well like Only Built 4 Cuban Linx, Tical, Liquid Swords), Nas, Redman, Big L, Big Pun, Onyx, NWA, Ice Cube, ...that's all I can think of off the top of my head.
New School: Em, Game, Kendrick Lamar, Black Hippy, Childish Gambino, A$AP Rocky, Hopsin, Big KRIT, J Cole, Pac Div, Slaughterhouse, Lupe Fiasco - mainly his Food & Liquor albums, ...and again that's all I can think of at the moment.
For the most part, stay away from the radio as it's pretty much garbage. YMCMB, MMG, most of GOOD Music. They AREN'T what hip-hop is about.