Will do. I harbor no hatred toward rap and even like some rappers but I find a lot of the subject matter is just about sex, drugs, violence, and the n word. I mean it probably has much more to it but I have yet to find it. I am down for taking the recommendation. Honestly I have heard of them but never checked them out. I have been listening to all sorts of genres over the last few years but this has always been the hardest to get into. Small artists here and there do it but for the most part the subject matter and excess of autotune always kills it for me.
Regardless, like I said, I will take up that recommendation but in terms of getting into the genre I don't get the popularity of kanye west but glad people have another album to love in this great year of music!
Shad - every album basically, probably start with The Old Prince
The Roots - start with Game Theory, How I Got Over, and undun
Common - Be
Mos Def - Black On Both Sides
Madvillian - Madvillainy
Blu & Exile - Below The Heavens
Try those for starters, and what star slight said