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Si-Fi Rap

Si-Fi Rap

Playing tracks by

Cappadonna, Edan, Roots Manuva, Mike D + Miho Hatori, Latyrx and more.

This mix was inspired by rapper Kool Keith, who, on many occasions, has fused his surreal, dystopian lyrics with eerie, dense futuristic-sounding productions to create what I would best describe as "sci-fi rap." There are many other MCs and producers out there who have created similar sounds.

Here are some of my favorite examples from the likes of Edan, Latyrx, cLOUDDEAD, Aesop Rock, Kill the Vultures, Cannibal Ox, Micronauts, Busdriver, El-P, and others. (Note: I left out cuts from "Deltron 3030," which, along with Keith's "Dr. Octagonecologyst" and Company's Flow's "Funcrusher Plus," I would consider the culmination of this sound. All three albums are essential to any hip-hop collection.)