Mellow Hip Hop

Discussion in 'TRIBE Main Forum' started by Ditto Much, Jan 16, 2002.

  1. R4V4G3D_SKU11S

    R4V4G3D_SKU11S TRIBE Member

    Nope - definetely NOT a mellow band [​IMG]

    Deltron3030 is a MUST have.
    Anything by the Roots.
  2. janiecakes

    janiecakes TRIBE Member

    bahamadia is pretty mellow.
  3. patio-d

    patio-d TRIBE Member

    she was in a group called Natural Resource that put out some 12-inches before that herbalizer CD... they were ok tracks... doubt you8'd be able to find 'em anymore. She's got a nice voice... rhymes are pretty pedestrian though.
  4. CC

    CC TRIBE Member

    if you're looking for classics, these are some of my pics:

    pete rock and cl smooth ****
    tribe called quest
    del the funky homosapien
    souls of mischeif
    gang star (or shit from guru's jazzmatazz album)
    digible planets

    new stuff:

    dilated peoples
    butta babees (not too bad from what i've heard so far)
    smith and mighty (they do some d&b, but they also have some hip hop stuff-very good too)

    Trip hop:

    dj addiction (kind of a blend of jazzy d&b with trip hop sounds)
    amen tobin (trip hop)
    dj shadow (god of trip hop)

    there are a bunch more, but that's a start.

  5. patio-d

    patio-d TRIBE Member

    everyone's mentioned the Roots... and they're right. If you look up Jay-Z unplugged, every track is Jigga rhyming and the Roots backing him up live. It's really fucking good.
  6. jus me

    jus me TRIBE Member

    Check out Black Eyed Peas, Jurassic 5 & Dead Prez.


    I'll def check out ones mentioned above.
  7. R4V4G3D_SKU11S

    R4V4G3D_SKU11S TRIBE Member

    Alot of this stuff being mentioned is more, I guess, Intelligent hiphop, not neccesarily mellow hiphop.
    Good call on Pete Rock though.
  8. The Kid

    The Kid TRIBE Member

    What about Necro?!
  9. janiecakes

    janiecakes TRIBE Member

    i really like them, but i don't find them mellow at all.
  10. acheron

    acheron TRIBE Member

    "Mellow Hip Hop" ... "Intelligent Hip Hop"

    Is that like,

    "I am hanging (banging) with my homepeople from Oxford, we all have Ph.D.'s,
    We never misrepresent ourselves we are always on the level, we tell the chicks we have big ****s but they correct us to say phallus and we feel bad about it later for being so mysogenistic and sad."

    Cue the mad DJ scratching his dad's opera rekkids and two flying homegirls wearing glasses and labcoats with pocket protectors jumping up and down, shaking their posterior regions in time...

    ..and in the background we have Da Vinci spraypainting La (ma)Donna...
  11. CC

    CC TRIBE Member

    i've only heard two songs i think. the first video is really mellow. well, maybe not that mellow

    dead prez are good, but not that mellow. i totally can't believe i forgot to mention black eyed peas and 5 though.

    CC <-must totally wake up
  12. janiecakes

    janiecakes TRIBE Member

    oh my god, dead prez are the complete opposite of mellow!

    unless throwing molotov cocktails at police stations is someone's idea of mellow.
  13. R4V4G3D_SKU11S

    R4V4G3D_SKU11S TRIBE Member

    J5 is SOOO not mellow either!!

    And by intelligent hiphop I mean hiphop that isn't talking about money and cars, etc. It's more underground stuff, and often political/revolutionary in nature.
  14. deep

    deep TRIBE Member

    this is so choko's thread
  15. C-NiCE

    C-NiCE TRIBE Promoter

    I was always a fan of K-OS. Musical Essence is one of my all time fav songs. Heard he had a new album coming out. Any truth to this? Also check Common's second(?) album Ressurection. Straight up one of the best hip hop albums ever.

  16. patio-d

    patio-d TRIBE Member

    new k-os album ("Exit") has been out for quite a while... i haven't heard it but i saw him live in the summer backed only by 1 guitar and he killed it... so the album is probably pretty nice.

    i was kinda wondering about what "mellow hip-hop" meant too... laid-back beats? slow rhymes?

    anyways this track can't be described as anything but mellow... and they're hometown so steal the song but then buy the album:
    "Pylar Sanchez"-- Da Grassroots
  17. patio-d

    patio-d TRIBE Member

    slum village. and anything else produced by jay-dilla!
  18. jus me

    jus me TRIBE Member


    by the time I reply I forget what the person who posted the thread wrote/asked.


    As for J5, check out "Cut Chemist Mix-Unified Rebelution" & "Concrete Playground".
    It's not close to trip hop, but still it's fun to listen to & makes me happy. [​IMG]

    Dead Prez isn't all violent, they have some "political/revoluntionary" tracks as well. Meaning, "Propaganda".

    Anyways, not bordering on trip hop. But it's my likes for hip hop.
  19. Product Placement by DJ Shadow and Cut Chemist
    Massive Attack (although it tends to be a bit more r&b)
    Del the Funky Homosapien
    The Whole Hiero Crew
    Quanuum (esp. the rattlesnake remix of I changed my mind by Lyrics Born)
    Anything off the Ninja Tune record label roster
    Pete Rock - Petestrumentals
    Wu Tang (yes, I find them mellow most of the time)

    From the Ministry of probably too late

    Prime Minister Highsteppa
  20. terrawrist III

    terrawrist III TRIBE Member

    yesterday's new quintet

    brilliant offering from the best producer in the game today,Madlib...all instrumental,but very tranquil and sexy.

    slum village-jay dee produces a great LP in fantastic voyage,soft,almost a Rn'B type feel but good beats

    mos def-balck on both sides is the best album in hip hop in the last few years and it is evident in pretty much throughout the whole thing!
  21. willis

    willis TRIBE Member

    Atmosphere - Slugs indie stuff
    People Under The Stairs - Thes Ones indie stuff
    Dj Krush
    Method Man
    Vordula Megla
    Cannibal Ox - These people make all kinds of hip hop
  22. doodlebug

    doodlebug TRIBE Member

    Method Man [​IMG] (l like)
  23. Herbaliser.

    From the Ministry of mellow like Yellow

    Prime Minister Highsteppa
  24. willis

    willis TRIBE Member

    just downloaded Atmosphere ft Illogic - Verbage

    very very mellow track
  25. janiecakes

    janiecakes TRIBE Member

    i never said they were violent, i just said they aren't mellow.

    i dig them too, other than that awful 'mindsex' crap.

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