For a painfully white, homosexual Canadian, I listen to a fuck load of hip-hop, the dirtier the better. Is this odd? Perhaps it falls in line with my "everything is urban is awesome" ethos, but I just cannot hang with poppy music. Unless it's British Pop (I love you Foals!).
My very first hip-hop recored was KRS-ONE "I got Next" and it was all over. I was hooked. Just last night I busted that awesome noise out at the bar when I was shutting it down; I can gauge the reaction from the crowd and if people are nodding their heads along with me, it's fucking sweet.
The single best concert experience I ever experienced was De La Soul @ Pitchfork, circa 2007. If I ever see/hear anything that awesome again, I'll die a very happy asshole. In the meantime, I'll enjoy Curren$y, Freddie Gibbs and Evidence.