36 hip hop artists you should know, love and support

This is not a list of the top Main stream hip hop artists.
This is a list of real hip hop artist that true hip hop heads have come to know and love over the years. This list is in no particular order

1-Abstract Rude
2-Freestyle Fellowship
4-Chillin Villain Empire (CVE)
5-Ultramagnetic MC's>
7-Eyedea and Abilities
8-Dilated Peoples
10-DJ Shadow
11-Souls of Mischief
12-Del tha Funky Homosapien
13-Pep Love
15-Gang starr
16-Organized Konfusion
17-Lords of the Underground
18-Talib Kweli
19-De La Soul
20-A Tribe Called Quest
21-Jungle Brothers
22-Black Sheep
23-Brand Nubian
24-The Roots
25-Public Enemy
26-The Pharcyde
27-Biz Markie
29-Too Short
30-Wu Tang Clan
31-Black Moon
32-Big Daddy Kane
33-Jurassic 5
34-Jeru the Damaja
35-The Beatnuts
36-Pete Rock and CL Smooth

This list is in a random order because they are all hip hop greats, I will most likely add to it in the future. You may not see your favorite hip hop artist here but this is my list of top hip hop artists with a mostly positive influence on hip hop. You will notice most of these guys are not rapping about guns and killin, they are talkin about intellectual matters and bettering themselves and others (most of them). Feel free to leave a comment if you think I should add or remove an artist from this list.

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JK said...

this list is a work in progress. eventually there will be between 40 and 50 of the top hip hop artists

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john said...

Why is jeru on there? He's not even that great. Da Bitches?

franky b said...

Gangstarr definately earned that spot. big up

King said...

Most are a good look, but there is no Mos Def, and that is certainly not a good look.

Anonymous said...

Were is Big L and Big Pun?