I recently received a submission from an LA based Hip Hop Outfit Substance Abuse . I’m not the biggest Hip Hop fan, but this really fits into a niche that I’m a fan of. Clearly bringing inspiration from A Tribe Called Quest and De La Soul, the duo combine jazz-inspired beats with quality lyrics.
This niche also contains the deeply political Hip Hop of the Blue Scholars – I’m a big fan of their debut EP from 2006, The Long March. Listen to this as soon as you get the opportunity (I especially recommend Proletariat Blues).
Finally, another similar outfit I think you’ll love: