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Karlabos
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 18, 2016 9:13 pm 
 

So I just discovered this subgenre, which is basically everything I wanted in hip hop...

What are the best artist in the genre though? By the best I mean the ones in which the instrumental is the most beautiful/chill/trippy
Lyrics could be whatever afaic. Could be not even English, what I'm really interested in is the good backpack rap instrumental. But it has to have vocals on the other hand, because I think they work as a very important part of the "instrumental" =p

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iAm
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PostPosted: Sun Nov 20, 2016 3:04 pm 
 

cLOUDDEAD, Open Mike Eagle and a ton of others I'm forgetting at the moment.
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Karlabos
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 21, 2016 5:48 pm 
 

Wow, cLOUDDEAD sounds amazing. Still gotta check the other.
Plus if you could remember the other ones I'd be glad :3

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Erotetic
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 21, 2016 8:40 pm 
 

depends how weird/backpackery/avant-garde you want it
I tend to like the more normal stuff ... if you want good instrumentals then I'm going to guess the more normal stuff will work

Buck 65 - Rat's Ass (you may recognise this melody)
Buck 65 - The Centaur (one of the classics. let it grow on ya!)
Buck 65 - Me, I'm A Thief (Remix) (newer era Buck 65 after his voice changed)
Buck 65 - Cries a Girl (one of my all time favorites ... I can give you a much longer list of his best songs)
Buck 65 - Square 1, track 4 (love the lyrics on this one)
Josh Martinez - Bobby Loveable
Josh Martinez & Sleep - Opposite of Fair
The Chicharones (Josh Martinez & Sleep) - On My Own
Spoonfull - Maple Leaves (Ft. III)
Son of Ran - A Thief
Sage Francis - Eye of the Tiger
Sage Francis - Different (the beat is from Sixtoo's "The Secrets That Houses Keep")
DJ Vadim - Edie Brickell (ft. Slug) (Sixtoo Remix)
Sixtoo - Piedpiper
Atmosphere (Slug & Ant) - Always Coming Back
Odd Nosdam - Ohio - track 9
Why & Nosdam - The Swingset's Dead
Why - the vowels pt 2
Hymie's Basement (Why? & Andrew Broder) - Ben and Joey
Pedestrian - Generation of Deadbeats (love the lyrics on this, too)
Sage Francis - The Emperor's New Clothing
Sage Francis - Makeshift Patriot (one of his most mentioned songs)
Aesop Rock - 9-5ers Anthem (another one of the classics)
Peeping Tom (Mike Patton), Jel, & Odd Nosdam - Your Neighborhood Spaceman
Deep Puddle Dynamics - Deep Puddle Theme Song
Reaching Quiet (Why? & Odd Nosdam) - Your Fish (this one amused me greatly when I was a teenager)
Restiform Bodies - Busy Boner
Sixtoo - Piedpiper
Dose-One (of clouddead) - Head (Kirsty MacColl cover)

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what I'm really interested in is the good backpack rap instrumental.

Sixtoo, Jel, and Atmosphere have the best instrumental albums. Odd Nosdam's are...Odd.
this one is great though
josh Martinez - Time Alone

there's also underground that isn't considered backpacker, but is still kinda mellow and nerdy...
El-P - The Overly Dramatic Truth
Tonedeff - Porcelain
Vespertina - Mantis Mantra (beats by Stoupe from Jedi Mind)
Cannibal Ox - The F-Word (RJD2 Remix) (RJD2's beats are awesome, too)
Fort Minor - Welcome
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Karlabos
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 23, 2016 5:09 pm 
 

Wow, that is a lot of stuff.
Some of them I already knew (just didn't know they were tagged backpack tho), some I still might check

Thanks a lot

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iAm
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PostPosted: Sat Nov 26, 2016 1:02 am 
 

Karlabos wrote:
Wow, cLOUDDEAD sounds amazing. Still gotta check the other.
Plus if you could remember the other ones I'd be glad :3

Thanks

I'm having a hard time myself. After someone jacked my hard drive Ive forgotten most of them :( I guess you could go through their related artists on last.fm.
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dystopia4
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PostPosted: Sat Nov 26, 2016 4:46 pm 
 

Not exactly sure what "backpack rap" is supposed to be but I think I know what you're getting at. Try Absence by Dalek and The Cold Vein by Cannibal Ox. Clams Casino is a producer who seems to fit the description of what you're looking for, but unfortunately he mostly works with shitty rappers and I usually just listen to his instrumental stuff.
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 29, 2016 4:48 am 
 

dystopia4 wrote:
Not exactly sure what "backpack rap" is supposed to be but I think I know what you're getting at.


the story goes and the term refers to the white college boy rappers carrying around their art supplies in their backpacks.

it's more than just underground rappers, more than just white rappers, more than just emo/soft/not-trying-to-be-tough rappers, more about avant garde sounds for the genre. willfully weird/experimental, nerdy/artsy at its core (but pre-hipster). but at the same time if you like that kinda stuff rather than just the Wu-Tang/Nas/50 Cent kinda rap you might like the more normal or even good-sounding stuff like Sage Francis and Atmosphere and Twenty-One Pilots.
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 29, 2016 4:35 pm 
 

Who Cares? is another one from Sacramento. Definitely up your alley; He showed up on my feed yesterday and I had totally forgotten about him until then.
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