Hand Banana - Check out MF Doom, his works with Madlib and Dangermouse are especially brilliant.
WiSeMaN - I don't even know where to start, lol
if you guys think heavy metal is just loud music with some guy screaming you are indeed being a bit ignorant, no offense intended.... i wonder if you know what heavy metal is at least...
on a side note, I would love to watch you guys to try and list to some Death Metal, then you will get a new notion of loud and screaming!!!
And man, you don't need to filter - There's sooo much good rap around from recent times. Check out Klashnekoff, Immortal Technique, Lowkey, Nas, 4 names off the top of my head and I don't listen to nearly enough rap!
WiseMaN - All sorts. Bands I've been listening to recently are Isis, Fuck Buttons, Animal Collective, Battles, I listen to alot of DnB/Liquid/IDM, such as boxcutter, burial, martyn, commix, bits of metal ie - my fave band ever is prolly either SikTh or the Dillinger Escape Plan, some rap (or should I say Hip hop?) Tribe called Quest, MF Doom, J dilla.
Just general stuffs.
Through sampling enough songs, I came to the decision I simply don't like the music from one point in a timeline to another. It just doesn't appeal to my tastes. Maybe you like it and thats fine. I'm not going to question or challenge your opinion, but don't try to call someone out saying they don't know what heavy metal is.
Sure the 90's might not have been the best decade in music but does that make all the 90's music garbage? No, at least to me, and just so you know heavy metal aint my genre, hard rock is!