Since no one has mentioned them so far, I'd like to say that I love the Fugees. They are witty, smart, musical (they sing AND rap, and do both well), and I think their hearts are in the right place. I also have a soft spot for Public Enemy (great shot of Flav earlier!).
To the naysayers out there, all I can say is this: good music knows no genres. There is plenty of bad hip-hop out there, just as there is (and always has been) plenty of bad pop and rock. And no one says you have to like any of it, even if it IS good. But let's not dump on people for liking something different. If you can't stand hip hop, why read this thread?
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