Best Conscious Rap Albums

Although he started rapping in 1981, Velez did not start on the holy hip-hop circuit up until 1998 when he debuted on Hot 97.5's holy hip-hop radio pilot in Atlanta.Though 'Black on Both Sides' functions DJ Premier, Ali Shaheed Muhammad (A Tribe Called Quest), Ayatollah, Psycho Les (The Beatnuts), Diamond D, 88 Keys and contributions from jazz legend Weldon Irvine it is, compared to most hip-hop albums, an artist-focused release with Mos Def producing 'Fear Not of Guys', co-producing 'Umi Says', 'Brooklyn' and 'May-December', providing extra production on 'Hip Hop', 'Rock N Roll', 'Climb' and

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