Hip-hop Albums for People Who Don’t Like Hip-hop

So, you don’t think you like hip-hop? Just not your thing, you say?

Well, hip-hop is here to stay; it’s been around for 40 years. It’s time to expand your musical horizons. These seminal albums can convert even the most outspoken hip-hop hater.

Scarface The Fix (2002)

Amazon calls this “a brilliant hip-hop album with the soul of a blues record. Dirty South iconoclast Scarface has never been afraid to get deep; at this point a lot of his young-man wildness has been replaced by a mature understanding of life’s cyclical nature. Lyrically complex and leaning heavily on somber chords, acoustic guitars, and scratchy soul samples, The Fix is not a light and bouncy throwaway album, but one that demands repeated listening.”