beat wise, my fav gotta be the Arch Druids from the Seventh Letter Crew. i'd post links to beats and such, but i gotta up my post count first.
peep on myspace, facebook, youtube, whatevers. just search Brothaz Bent, Arch Druids, Animoss, Mista Melo.
i first heard them in Vegas while cruising on Fremont Street. One of the emcees, Woozy Meds, came up to me and my boys and gave us a free CD. normally i don't pay much attention to people like that, but i noticed the Seventh Letter Clothes they had on, and the logo on the CD. so i went to their free show at beauty bar that night, and was instantly hooked. Burned with em after the show, heard em battle eachother for a bit. Dope people, really doin' it for the love, and the fans.