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22 May 2008 @ 12:13 pm
please recommend me some good rap to download. been in the mood for it but my mp3 player is about 95% punk. and my brother's stuff is about 90% craprap, 5% funny, 5% good. also books, cos thats always needed.
henrymonkey on May 22nd, 2008 11:44 am (UTC)
hiphop - aesop rock, mr lif, company flow, cannibal ox, antipop conortium (especially arrythmia), non-phixion, most of the anticon stuff (especially the s/t clouddead record. ten's ok too, but the s/t's way better)

books - anything by hp lovecraft (not the poetry), cormac mccarthy, peter watts, george bernard shaw, octavia butler. fuck, too many.. if i'm being lazy, then the science fiction masterworks list is pretty much all solid - some not so hot, but that might just be me.. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/SF_Masterworks
other specifics:
eden, eden, eden - pierre guyotat
bastard out of carolina - dorothy allison
the kingdom of evil - ben hecht
dennis cooper (if you want to feel physically ill, the sluts will probably suffice)
russell hoban - riddley walker
a short walk in the hindu kush - i forget who this is by
the and ass saw the angel - nick cave
my brain isn't working and i can't think of much more...
emmateaandbourbons on May 23rd, 2008 10:07 pm (UTC)
cheers! thats loads to be getting on with. i just finished reading blood meridian today, took me loads longer than any other book i've read recently cos i couldn't handle more than a few chapters at a time. pretty fucking wow.
Shiori Coybito: Eternal Sunshine: ___littlehopedarkship on May 22nd, 2008 01:07 pm (UTC)
Public Enemy, Quannum for rap. 'Illuminatus!', 'The Raw Shark Texts', 'A Confederacy of Dunces' and 'Gormenghast' for books.
emmateaandbourbons on May 23rd, 2008 10:11 pm (UTC)
been meaning to read 'the raw shark texts' since i saw you or kyly post about it before, sounds pretty ace, as do the others. 'gormenghast' has been sitting on my bookshelf for ages, maybe i'll finally get round to it now!

can never go wrong with public enemy, luckily ripped them on to the PC before I sold all my CDs.
insane_hopeinsane_hope on May 22nd, 2008 03:50 pm (UTC)
Public enemy is about as much hip hop/rap as I go for. Lets see on books.. the art of war, 1776, a walk in the woods, so early Hemingway is always good. Alsoa good long read is Shogun, if you get into it you won't want to put it down, and it's over a thousand pages, so it'll keep you occupyed.
emmateaandbourbons on May 23rd, 2008 10:18 pm (UTC)
over a thousand pages, bloody hell! it must be good then usually the sheer size would put me off. will check some of those out cheers.
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emmateaandbourbons on May 23rd, 2008 10:20 pm (UTC)
sweet, liquid swords has just finished downloading so i'm gonna stick it on in a minute. haha i already listen to changes on repeat!

my mam read watership down to me when i was young, but i can only remember it vaguely. its been on my to read list for a while, cheers for reminding me!
katzenklavier: jrm mouthfiremasque on May 22nd, 2008 05:22 pm (UTC)
Dan Le Sac vs Scroobius Pip gets my vote, rap-wise.
Joe recommends Wu Tang Clan, also.
emmateaandbourbons on May 23rd, 2008 10:21 pm (UTC)
ah yeah, dans le sac vs scroobius pip were ace at leeds! wu tang seems to be a popular choice indeed.
TorturetheFuckingPigst_f_p on May 23rd, 2008 12:51 am (UTC)
Wu-tang clan-essential shit. they are to hip-hop what Crass is to punk
Saul Williams-a really good slam poet who has instrumentals added to what he does
Talib Kweli-pretty good conscious hip-hop
Aesop Rock-genius shit.
Cannibal Ox-ditto again
DangerDoom-adult swim-themed raps. really good
Eminem-I know, I know. pretty much all of the offensive stuff he says is just to piss people off. when he's serious, though, he makes really good points and has dead-on commentary
emmateaandbourbons on May 23rd, 2008 10:21 pm (UTC)
cheers! i figured you would have some good answers to this!
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kers_bloesemkers_bloesem on May 24th, 2008 01:47 am (UTC)
Rev. Voodoodbtgpdx on May 26th, 2008 09:01 am (UTC)
HipHop: Immortal Technique, Sage Francis
noirist on July 17th, 2008 08:40 pm (UTC)
Heyyy, I know you! Well, I mean I've ordered from your distro a few times in the past. :] Actually I have some punk zines that I was going to send to you, that is, if you want 'em?
emmateaandbourbons on July 18th, 2008 08:19 am (UTC)
hiya, hows it going? wow that would be great! I'm adding you on here if that's okay.
noirist on July 18th, 2008 08:28 am (UTC)
Yeah, sure! I added you already.
You're lucky because I actually have stamps left. I never have stamps! Haha. Well then, I'll send them off to you today. :)
noirist on July 19th, 2008 11:18 am (UTC)
Oh duh. Could you please e-mail me your address: sarahxfootex@xhotmail.xco.xuk (Take out all the x's, of course. :])
It's in your zines, if I remember but I just wanna confirm it. Cheers!
partyonskunkpartyonskunk on August 5th, 2008 07:24 am (UTC)
necro & atmosphere
mei meiomissundead on January 18th, 2009 12:56 am (UTC)
I'm not on your friends list but I recommend Hieroglyphics, my all time fav! Also A Tribe Called Quest and De La Soul (I heart 90s hip hop)

As for books, Omnivore's Dilemma, it's about the politics, economic, cultural effect of food. Really good.