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Chapter 225: Rhymes Like Dimes

Indie & international hip-hop

By the end of the 90s, rap had evolved far from its disco origins, on its way to an experimental digital future. But indie MCs like MF Doom and Aesop Rock were still finding inspiration in classic boom bap: Aesop sets his dazzling verbosity against a “Yes yes y’all...” chorus, and Doom pushes the sample-and-snare formula in brainy new directions (while giving DJ Cucumber Slice a platform for the greatest outro ad-libs ever). Meanwhile, rap’s world takeover had begun, setting the table for the likes of Senegal’s Daara J and India’s Panjabi MC.
1. Madvillain

America's Most Blunted

2. Talib Kweli

Get By

3. Panjabi MC

Beware Of The Boys (Mundian To Bach Ke) (Remix ft. Jay-Z)

4. Aesop Rock


5. El Gran Silencio

Dormir Soñando

6. MF Doom

Rhymes Like Dimes (ft. DJ Cucumber Slice)

7. Cannibal Ox

Iron Galaxy

8. Daara J


9. Dilated Peoples

Worst Comes To Worst

10. Deltron 3030