Realizing that a good percentage of the people who stop by here probably have no real familiarity with hip-hop, and certainly no first-hand experience with quality hip-hop, I'm gonna recommend five songs. These aren't necessarily my 5 favorite songs...actually definitely aren't, but they represent what's right with it. In some cases, you might hafta look past a cuss word or two, but I doubt it's anything you haven't heard before. Respiration - Black Star, feat. Common I Am, I Be - De La Soul Liberation - Outkast People In My Hood - Masta Ace Emcee - J-Live In the event that anybody takes me up on this and actually listens to these songs and wants to dialogue, please do not hesitate to inbox me.