Originally Posted by moe.ron
i always get into a debate over this. i feel hip hop is a legit art form and rap is what most of you are referring to. there's a lot of great hip hop going...blue scholars, aesop rock, atmosphere, the roots, OLD gym class heroes(trust me they're friends of mine and the older stuff is great and they completely sold out), brother ali. and as for live instruments, arrested development was the first live instrument hip hop group that i know of i think
Arrested Development isn't live instrumentals, I don't think. And they got started in the 90s anyway. The Beastie Boys and Public Enemy certainly had live instrumentals. The Procussions did too...
You have incredible taste in music though. That pretty much sums up all the hip hop I listen to.