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Best political Rap Group/Rapper

Unread post by Sentenza » February 3rd, 2005, 5:52 am

I felt like this was worth a thread cause to me nowadays it seems that most of the rappers out there have only the money on their mind and no more political issues to speak on.
What yall think.

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Re: Best political Rap Group/Rapper

Unread post by E-b.o.n.e. » February 3rd, 2005, 7:12 am

- Kam
- Paris
- Nas
- Boogie Down Productions
- Public Enemy
..Even Gangsta Dresta

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Unread post by punamusta » February 3rd, 2005, 9:39 am

ZACK DE LA ROCHA (of Rage Against The Machine). No question about that.

Paris comes second.

Public Enemy third.

Everybody else far behind.

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Unread post by zzzz » February 3rd, 2005, 11:05 am

Dead Prez

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Unread post by Origin » February 3rd, 2005, 3:09 pm

Immortal Technique, hands down.

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Unread post by E-b.o.n.e. » February 3rd, 2005, 4:15 pm

swsw wrote:Dead Prez


U got that right boy!

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Unread post by FoEvaFlamin » February 3rd, 2005, 10:17 pm

E-b.o.n.e. wrote:
swsw wrote:Dead Prez


U got that right boy!


I'd have to agree

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Unread post by sealivin » February 4th, 2005, 12:11 pm

Dead prez is off the hook. not to get way off topic but anyone got their RBG album?

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Unread post by punamusta » February 4th, 2005, 5:30 pm

sealivin wrote:Dead prez is off the hook. not to get way off topic but anyone got their RBG album?


I got. It's a nice album and their lyrics are still on the point, but just too many half-ass beats on that. Beats on RBG are way more softer than in the Lets Get Free. That was a big disappointment. I'd give this RBG album 7 out of 10.

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Unread post by 3RD STRIKE » February 4th, 2005, 6:26 pm

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Unread post by CyKo_ThuG » February 4th, 2005, 6:48 pm

Chuck D and Public Enemy for sure! Chuck D was an activist before he even was a rapper.

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Unread post by Sentenza » February 4th, 2005, 6:59 pm

i agree with all yall, but you forgot NWA.
They were considered a big threat at that time by the government.....remember Eazy E eating dinner with the president?
But what about active rap groups nowadays.
Where have they gone.... All these cats are only beefing over this and that money/gold chain whatever, grab their nuts and think that they are great rappers.
I think theres more to rap than just money and big cars.

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Unread post by BlaKK » February 5th, 2005, 12:04 pm

DeadPrez Hands Down.

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Unread post by sealivin » February 5th, 2005, 2:57 pm

lizard wrote:
sealivin wrote:Dead prez is off the hook. not to get way off topic but anyone got their RBG album?


I got. It's a nice album and their lyrics are still on the point, but just too many half-ass beats on that. Beats on RBG are way more softer than in the Lets Get Free. That was a big disappointment. I'd give this RBG album 7 out of 10.


ya I can dig that. I've only heard random songs from their other albums. I gotta pick up that Lets get free though. Good look. Does DP get a lot of love out in Finland? 100

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Unread post by punamusta » February 6th, 2005, 11:27 am

sealivin wrote:ya I can dig that. I've only heard random songs from their other albums. I gotta pick up that Lets get free though. Good look. Does DP get a lot of love out in Finland? 100


Yea, I strongly recommend to get that Lets Get Free. That's a great record.

Does DP get a lot of love out in Finland? Well, yes and no. It's like that DP is pretty "pro-black" group, so many (white) people don't feel comfortable at listening it, but then again many people here don't take their lyrics that personally. I'm one of those. When DP is talking about white people doing this and that, I understand that they're speaking about "white America" and that they have a good reason to do that. And I like their revolitionary message, regardless if it's pro-black or not. In general I'd say that the people who have been listening to rap for more than 10 years are giving love to DP because of their beats, flows, and most of all their uncommercial and raw style, but younger ones are more into that MTV style of rap and don't dig DP.

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Unread post by DUBtla » February 8th, 2005, 6:22 am

Public Enemy will always have a place on this list.

Dead Prez belongs there. Talib Kweli spits some politically relevant sh-t. So does Mos Def, Common, and Kanye.

Immortal Technique brings it for real. That track Bin Laden is crazy. The whole revolutionary 1 & 2.

But, Paris....that boy. His website covers it all. He got documentaries about the blood diamonds in Sierra Leon. He's branched out beyond the Panthers.

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Unread post by sealivin » February 8th, 2005, 12:26 pm

lizard wrote:
sealivin wrote:ya I can dig that. I've only heard random songs from their other albums. I gotta pick up that Lets get free though. Good look. Does DP get a lot of love out in Finland? 100


Yea, I strongly recommend to get that Lets Get Free. That's a great record.

Does DP get a lot of love out in Finland? Well, yes and no. It's like that DP is pretty "pro-black" group, so many (white) people don't feel comfortable at listening it, but then again many people here don't take their lyrics that personally. I'm one of those. When DP is talking about white people doing this and that, I understand that they're speaking about "white America" and that they have a good reason to do that. And I like their revolitionary message, regardless if it's pro-black or not. In general I'd say that the people who have been listening to rap for more than 10 years are giving love to DP because of their beats, flows, and most of all their uncommercial and raw style, but younger ones are more into that MTV style of rap and don't dig DP.


I respect that you're logical with your thinking.

I need to peep Paris out though. and props to Kam too.100

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Re: Best political Rap Group/Rapper

Unread post by ChAoS » February 8th, 2005, 7:05 pm

I'd go with Chuck D.

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Re: Best political Rap Group/Rapper

Unread post by Sentenza » February 8th, 2005, 7:17 pm

well ok, i see you guys are into it a lot.....
but do you think that contemporary hip hop is more commercial and less political? which good political rap groups are out there today....do rappers care about politics?
What would happen if many of them speak on politics issues....
you know, like people you wouldnt expect that of....

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Unread post by perfecto31 » February 18th, 2005, 2:20 pm

all time:

Public Enemy
X-Clan
NWA (believe it or not)
Kam
2pac

currently:

Dead Prez
Talib
Immortal Tech
Paris
Perfecto (can't leave him out)

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Unread post by dopekid127 » February 18th, 2005, 4:08 pm

gotta go with immortal technique, dead prez, and chuck d...hmm, ima check out paris

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