This is fantastically exciting. Not because of what actually appears on the list (there’s always controversy whenever someone tries to put something together like this). It’s more that I have a tremendous amount of respect for Questlove. He knows music, all kinds of music, and this list is a great place to start for someone who is newly trying to get into hip hop.
NPR has a full cast recording of Lin-Manuel Miranda’s Hamilton. It’s a fantastic hip hop musical of the life and times of Alexander Hamilton. You’d never have known you needed this in your life. But you do. So listen.
https://youtu.be/UJ4BcZ8ZTjc (via digg)
A funny sketch, but not that far off what happened to garbage rapper Tiny Doo.