Hip-Hop

By risK49 risK49
updated over 2 years ago

Underground & Experimental Hip-Hop. Consious, Intelligent & Alternative Beats, Breaks & Raps. Sometimes Instrumental. From both sides of the pond (& beyond). Past & present.

Crossover:- Trip-Hop [Electronic]; Ragga [Reggae]; Grime [Dubstep];

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  1. Stones Throw Records

    Lifespan: 1998 - Now.
    5 Best: Madlib; J Dilla; Oh No; Guilty Simpson; MED;
    Others: Homeboy Sandman; Peanut Butter Wolf; Dudley Perkins:

  2. Anticon

    Lifespan: 1999 - Now.
    5 Best: Odd Nosdam; Alias; Dosh; Sole; 13 & God;
    Others: Jel; Why?; Tobacco; Son Lux;

  3. Rhymesayers Entertainment

    Lifespan: 1995 - Now.
    5 Best: Aesop Rock; Atmosphere; Brother Ali; MF Doom; I Self Divine; P.O.S.;
    Others: Hail Mary Mallon; Jake One; Eyedea & Abilities;

  4. Big Dada Recordings

    Lifespan: 1998 - Now.
    5 Best: Roots Manuva; Wiley; Busdriver; Two Fingers; Big Jus;
    Others: Young Fathers; Kate Tempest;

  5. Project: Mooncircle

    Lifespan: 2004 - Now.
    5 Best: John Robinson; fLako; Obba Supa; Long Arm; Shahmen;
    Others: Soarse Spoken; 40 Winks;

  6. Definitive Jux

    Lifespan: 1997 - 2010. DEAD.
    5 Best: Aesop Rock; El-P; Mr. Lif; RJD2; Cannibal Ox;
    Others: C-Rayz Walz; Rob Sonic; The Perceptionists;

  7. 7

    Mush

    Mush

    Lifespan: 1998 - Now.
    Best 5: Thavius Beck; Radioinactive; Big Jus; Daedelus; Boom Bip & Dose One;
    Others: cLOUDDEAD; Blue Sky Black Death; Aesop Rock; Busdriver;

  8. Fake Four Inc.

    Lifespan: 2008 - Now.
    5 Best: Factor; Dark Time Sunshine; Onry Ozzborn; Sadistik; Awol One & Factor;
    Others: Myka 9; Blue Sky Black Death; Noah23;

  9. Warp Records

    Lifespan: 1989 - Now.
    My Top 5: Flying Lotus; Prefuse 73; Gonjasufi; Anti-Pop Consortium; Danny Brown;
    Others: Beans; Jeremiah Jae;

  10. Ninja Tune

    Lifespan: 1990 - Now.
    5 Best: DJ Vadim; DJ Food; Coldcut; Kid Koala; The Herbaliser;
    Others: Daedelus; Blockhead; DJ Kentaro; Airborn Audio; Dynamic Syncopation;

  11. Strange Famous Records

    Lifespan: 2000 - Now.
    5 Best: Sage Francis; B. Dolan; Sleep; Dan Le Sac Vs. Scroobius Pip; Reanimator;
    Others: 2 Mex;

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    Mo Wax

    Mo Wax

    Lifespan: 1992 - 2002. DEAD.
    5 Best: DJ Krush; Blackalicious; DJ Shadow; UNKLE; Money Mark;
    Others: Dr. Octogon; Quannum MC's;

  13. Leaving Records

    Lifespan: 2008 - Now.
    5 Best: Ras G; MatthewDavid; dakim; Durlin Lurt; Dak; Odd Nosdam;
    Others: Samiyam; Oscar McClure; Carlos Niño & Friends;

  14. Lex Records

    Lifespan: 2001 - Now.
    5 Best: Subtle; Boom Bip; Dr. Who Dat?; MF Doom; Non-Prophets;
    Others: Dangerdoom; Prince Po; Kate Tempest; Danger Mouse & Jemini;

  15. Brainfeeder

    Lifespan: 2008 - Now.
    5 Best: Teebs; Samaiyam; The Gaslamp Killer; Ras G; Jeremiah Jay;
    Others: Daedelus; MatthewDavid; Mono/Poly; Thundercat; My Dry Wet Mess;

  16. Planet Mu

    Lifespan: 1995 - Now.
    5 Best: RP Boo; Virus Syndicate; Terror Danjah; DJ Rashad;
    Others:

  17. Alpha Pup Records

    Lifespan: 1997 - Now.
    5 Best: Jonwayne; Acid Reign; Crem'e; Great Dane; Dibia$e;
    Others: Take; Curtiss King; Young Montana; Mike Gao; Howie Lee; Giraffage;

  18. All City Records (3)

    Lifespan: 2003 - Now.
    5 Best: Onra; Knxwledge; Heralds of Change; Daedelus & Teebs;
    Others:

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    Rawkus

    Rawkus

    Lifespan: 1992 - 2001.
    5 Best: Company Flow; Talib Kweli; Mos Def; Blackstar; Hi-Tek;
    Others: Pharoahe Munch;

  20. Plug Research

    Lifespan: 1994 - Now.
    5 Best: Exile; Thavius Beck; Daedelus; Lee Bannon; Flying Lotus;
    Others: Hawthorne Headhunters; Sene; MatthewDavid;

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    Anti-

    Anti-

    Lifespan: 1999 - Now.
    5 Best: Lyrics Born; Blackalicious; Busdriver; DJ Muggs; Solillaquists of Sound;
    Others: Sage Francis; N.A.S.A.

  22. Friends Of Friends

    Lifespan: 2009 - Now.
    5 Best: Groundislava; Shlohmo; Salva;
    Others:

  23. Circle Into Square

    Lifespan: 2006 - Now.
    5 Best: Loden; Otem Rellik; Kay the Aquanaut; Big Pauper; iD and Sleeper;
    Others: Icon The Mic King and Chum;

  24. Mello Music Group

    Lifespan: 2007 - Now.
    5 Best: Oddisee; Apollo Brown; Open Mike Eagle & Paul White; Mr. Lif; Finale;
    Others: Kool Keith & L'Orange; Jeremiah Jae & L’Orange; Georgia Anne Muldrow;

  25. Doomtree Records

    Lifespan: 2004 - Now.
    5 Best: Doomtree; Dessa; Cecil Otter; Lazerbeak; Sims;
    Others: Paper Tiger;