We don’t talk a lot about rap at Synthtopia, because rap’s focus is primarily on the vocals, rather than the synths. But the music of rap and hip-hop is intimately tied to electronica, with cross-pollination going back at least as far as the sampling of Kraftwerk in the seventies.
If you’re a fan of rap and hip-hop, you’ll want to make sure and make a stop by the Wu-Tang Clan’s site. They’ve got the motherload of free MP3s there – 213 tracks available for download. No DRM, no BS – just free music.
You can preview the mother of all free mp3 rap downloads below, with RZA’s Fatal from the movie Blade. Check out their site for the individual track listings and downloads.