I play bass in an experimental hip-hop group called Vietnambla. We've played a few shows this year. It's fun. It's definitely not for everyone, but we enjoy ourselves.
I also dig hip-hop... I grew up with it because of my older brother. I remember the days he used to crack open stuff like the Chronic and 36 Chambers...
Some of my favorite albums are:
Gza - Liquid Swords
Jeru the Damaja - The Sun Rises in the East & Wrath of the Math
Warcloud - Nightmares That Surface from Shallow Sleep
Wu-Tang - 36 Chambers
Boogie Down Productions - Criminal Minded & By Any Means Necessary
Beastie Boys - Paul's Boutique
Immortal Technique - Revolutionary Vol. 2
Raekwon - Only Built 4 Cuban Linx
Bobby Digital in Stereo
Dr. Dre - The Chronic
I also really dig Outkast - Southernpalalisticadillacmusi
As you can tell, I really dig Wu-Tang. All those guys have a lot of talent.