Geo Dept 129: 4 Underground/Pop/Rap artists

Written by on July 19, 2018

In this show I sampled 4 successful and popular hip hop acts from 4 different regions who in different forms either as a solo artist, together, or in other groups/features, all have sold millions of albums and sold out shows. All have won awards and careers either as a solo, as a group, or in features has spanned decades which started in the mid 90s (Golden Era).

Outkast (Atlanta)

Hieroglyphics (Oakland)- Casual, Del (w/ Gorillaz), Souls of Mischief and more

Wu-Tang Clan (NYC)-Gza, Method Man and Meth in a group w/ Redman

Eminem (Detroit) solo and with Rihanna

Outkast a 2 person group, Hiero and Wu has multiple members, and Em a solo artist all started out as underground rap which the first song in their section represents. The 2nd song for each is a song that had worldwide pop success. 3rd is a mix of both where you can sense their underground lyricism roots but was an effort to reach a wider audience.

Finish the show out with just the fan version of STAN. Enjoy

Playlist:

Track

Artist

Album

  • Elevators (prod. Outkast)
    Outkast (Atlanta GA)
    ATLiens (1996)
  • Hey Ya! (prod. Andre 3000)
    Outkast (Atlanta GA)
    Speakerboxxx/The Love Below (2003)
  • Rose Parks (prod. Outkast)
    Outkast (Atlanta GA)
    Aquemini (1998)
  • That's How it Is (prod. Del the Funky Homosapien)
    Casual (Oakland CA)
    Fear Itself (1994)
  • Clint Eastwood (prod. Dan the Automator, Gorillaz)
    Gorillaz (London ENGLAND/Aldham ENGLAND/Horsham ENGLAND) feat. Del the Funky Homosapien (Oakland CA)
    Gorillaz (2001)
  • 93 Til' Infinity (prod. A-Plus)
    Souls Of Mischief (Oakland CA)
    93 Til' Infinity (1993)
  • Shadowboxin' (prod. RZA)
    Genius/GZA (Brooklyn NY) feat. Method Man (Staten Island NY)
    Liquid Swords (1995)
  • Gravel Pit (prod. RZA)
    Wu-Tang Clan (Staten Island NY/Brooklyn NY/The Bronx NY) feat. Paulissa Moorman (?)
    The W (2000)
  • Da Rockwilder (prod. Rockwilder)
    Method Man (Staten Island NY) & Redman (Newark NJ)
    Blackout! (1999)
  • Rock Bottom (prod. Bass Brothers)
    Eminem (St. Joseph MO/Detroit MI)
    Slim Shady LP (1999)
  • Love the Way You Lie (prod. Alex da Kid, Makeba Riddick)
    Eminem (St. Joseph MO/Detroit MI) feat. Rihanna (St. Michael BARBADOS)
    Recovery (2010)
  • Purple Pills (prod. Eminem, Jeff Bass)
    D12 (Detroit MI/St. Joseph MO)
    Devil's Night (2001)
  • STAN (prod. The 45 King, Eminem)
    Eminem (St. Joseph MO/Detroit MI)
    The Marshel Mathers LP (2000)

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