late 90s underground rap records that held up

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  • faux_rillzfaux_rillz 14,343 Posts
    Rawkotics "Magic Chef"

  • mylatencymylatency 10,475 Posts
    paging undertheradar and ironfeet
    and where is AlGarth????

  • lord sear/stak chedda-alcoholic vibes/my hindu love


  • 1. Saukrates-brick house ep

  • Predictably, this thread deteriorated into "name every 90s underground 12" that you can think of" rather quickly.

  • shitzrshitzr 648 Posts




  • ah man Third sight really slept on ..

  • UnherdUnherd 1,880 Posts




    Some may be slightly later than 2000, but for me these all fit in with that period when underground hip hop existed. Big cosign on East Flatbush Project, Operation Doomsday, Bush Babees, Big L (The Enemy!!!), Radiohead, 21 years, blackstar beats and Natural Elements...


  • I guess this isn't underground enough to be mentioned?



  • DocMcCoyDocMcCoy "Go and laugh in your own country!" 5,920 Posts
    That Street Smartz cut w/ Pharoah Monche

    "Metal Thangz," I think.

    "In my basement is an array of torture devices that slices the next MC that thinks he's the nicest!"

    This was a great album. Likewise the Siah & Yeshua/All Natural albums upthread. Anyone remember the book that came with the OG pressings of that? There was a great short story about the death of Tupac in there. I saw All Natural in London not long after it came out and asked Capital D if he'd thought about making it into a movie, and he said they were looking at turning it into a play. Any Chi-Town types know if that ever happened?

  • LPS-m'fuckin-D.

    I'm actually listening to that Ill Brothers joint that Flex was generous enough to shoot my direction as we speak.

    1st Grassroots 12"
    1st Pitch Black 12"

    Very good call on both "Magic Chef" and "Verbal Attack" (prob. my all time fav late 90's indie jawn)

  • everybody's talkin about street smartz "metal thangs", i like it but always thought "problemz" on the flip is even better..

  • I recently dug up a copy of "Magic Chef". It didn't hold up as well as I had wanted it to.

    That beat is a motherfucker though.

  • faux_rillzfaux_rillz 14,343 Posts
    I recently dug up a copy of "Magic Chef". It didn't hold up as well as I had wanted it to.

    That beat is a motherfucker though.

    Perhaps you simply cannot identify with the lifestyle depicted in it.

    What about Royal Flush, "Worldwide"--I think that's technically indie.

  • scaramanga lp

    the beyond real experience



  • 1st Grassroots 12"



    Da Grassroots feat. G-Knight - 'Drama'. Classic record, and imho, one of the best records to come out of Toronto.

    Huge co-sign on Lord Sear. I still pull that record out on the reg.

  • faux_rillzfaux_rillz 14,343 Posts
    scaramanga lp

    Please be serious. This is what I am talking about.

    I doubt even noted Kool Keith apologist BATMON will stand up for this Keith knockoff.

  • That Al Tariq record was pretty solid, although a bit dated now.



  • noznoz 3,625 Posts
    scaramanga lp

    Please be serious. This is what I am talking about.

    I doubt even noted Kool Keith apologist BATMON will stand up for this Keith knockoff.

    i liked that lp a lot. but i haven't listened to it in about eight years sooo...

  • faux_rillzfaux_rillz 14,343 Posts
    scaramanga lp

    Please be serious. This is what I am talking about.

    I doubt even noted Kool Keith apologist BATMON will stand up for this Keith knockoff.

    i liked that lp a lot. but i haven't listened to it in about eight years sooo...

    Weren't you a fledgling IDM producer eight years ago, though?

  • scaramanga lp

    Please be serious. This is what I am talking about.

    I doubt even noted Kool Keith apologist BATMON will stand up for this Keith knockoff.

    i liked that lp a lot. but i haven't listened to it in about eight years sooo...

    Weren't you a fledgling IDM producer eight years ago, though?

    ... it has been tooken there.

  • faux_rillzfaux_rillz 14,343 Posts
    scaramanga lp

    Please be serious. This is what I am talking about.

    I doubt even noted Kool Keith apologist BATMON will stand up for this Keith knockoff.

    i liked that lp a lot. but i haven't listened to it in about eight years sooo...

    Weren't you a fledgling IDM producer eight years ago, though?

    ... it has been tooken there.



  • SwayzeSwayze 14,705 Posts
    what's IDM?? Intelligent Dance Music?

  • faux_rillzfaux_rillz 14,343 Posts
    what's IDM?? Intelligent Dance Music?

    Yes. In Noz's defense, I think his IDM celebrity came at a confusing point in his life when he was--how do you say?--about twelve years old.

  • HarveyCanalHarveyCanal "a distraction from my main thesis." 13,234 Posts

    East Flatbush Project
    Did they put out anything besides Tried By 12?

    There was another 12" w/ different rappers on it... it didn't really make an impression on me.


    If there were no instrumental on "Tried By 12," I'd never have bought it. Their rhymes really did not do that beat justice.

    UR trippin'.

    "I'll sign my name in the book at your funeral" = genius.

  • serch4beatzserch4beatz Switzerland 521 Posts
    nobody mentioned




    and a holy grail (for some dudez) nowadays

  • noznoz 3,625 Posts
    Weren't you a fledgling IDM producer eight years ago, though?

    I wouldn't call it IDM.

  • That Al Tariq record was pretty solid, although a bit dated now.




    I love that album.

  • pppppppp 261 Posts



    hell to the no.

    and i used to be a fan....(no phat laces)

    Man, I agree. I put this on now and wonder why the hell I bought it in the first place.

  • HarveyCanalHarveyCanal "a distraction from my main thesis." 13,234 Posts

    always have to stick up for these:




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