I've been around the JC in one form or another long enough to know that there are hip-hop music fans in the JC. I am proudly one of them. I am starting this thread because I think there should be a place at the JC to appreciate hip-hop music. Feel free to talk about your favorite artists, inspirational lyrics, artists you think other hip-hop fans would dig. Personally I like a wide variety of hip-hop music. Some of it I like more than others. For instance, in my collection of CDs that I own I have: The Diary of Alicia Keys - Alicia Keys (technically I consider her a Soul artist with hip-hop influence) Dark Days, Bright Nights - Bubba Sparxxx Deliverance - Bubba Sparxxx Resurrection - Common Sense (since shortened name to Common) The Chronic - Dr. Dre 2001 - Dr. Dre The Slim Shady LP - Eminem The Marshall Mathers LP - Eminem The Eminem Show - Eminem Ghetto Fabolous - Fabolous Street Dreams - Fabolous Get Rich Or Die Tryin' - 50 Cent Beg For Mercy - G Unit Every album except Vol. 1... In My Lifetime - Jay-Z Word of Mouf - Ludacris Chicken and Beer - Ludacris Breaking Atoms - Main Source Every album - Nas Greatest Hits - N.W.A. Life After Death - The Notorious B.I.G. Word...Life - O.C. Aquemini - Outkast Stankonia - Outkast Big Boi and Dre Present... - Outkast Speakerboxxx/The Love Below - Outkast Doggystyle - Snoop Doggy Dogg G.H.E.T.T.O. Stories - Swizz Beatz Get In Where You Fit In - Too $hort Can't Stay Away - Too $hort You Nasty - Too $hort Chase The Cat - Too $hort What's My Favorite Word? - Too $hort Married to the Game - Too $hort www.thug.com - Trick Daddy All Eyez On Me - Tupac Hand On The Torch - Us3 (another soul group) My Way - Usher (soul with hip-hop influence) 8701 - Usher Restless - Xzibit I'll talk more about my favorite artists and other hip-hop stuff later. Don't hate. Appreciate.