The end of the year is just around the corner, and that means some of y’all gotta finish your shopping. Sometimes it’s tough finding the right gifts to buy, but if you’re shopping for a rap fan I can help you out. This is the 2015 edition of the ultimate gifts for hip hop heads. Whether you got a fat budget or you’ve come upon lean times, I got something for you.
Big Pimpin’ Tier
These gifts are over $100 (at time of posting), and you might be interested in them if you’re shopping for someone really special or if you just make beaucoup bucks.
If money is not really an object, transform someone’s house with the Amazon Echo. Once you’ve given the person you’re shopping for the Amazon Echo, they’ll feel like they’re living in the future. By just calling out to Alexa, they’ll be able to play any of their dope music, whether they’re feeling some Kanye or feeling a little Kendrick. The Echo can also help you stay informed on the news and can catch you up with the latest game scores. If you give the hip hop head in your life the gift of Amazon Echo, they’ll think of you every time they yell at Alexa (from across the room) to put on that Black Star album again.
This one’s a bit more out there, but if you know someone who lives for hip hop and camping, the BioLite CampStove is a home run. This is more than just a source of fire to boil some water while you’re roughing it — this stove will make sure you’re never caught in the woods without some dope rap. It generates power as it burns, so you can charge a USB device at the same time as you’re roasting marshmallows. This stove can make sure you don’t go hungry while camping, but more importantly it makes sure you’ll never be caught without enough battery to bump some hip hop.
We Major Tier
Gifts between $50 and $100 (at time of posting), these are still a bit more expensive and show that you major but won’t exactly break the bank.
Fire HD 6
In case the hip hop head in your life still doesn’t have some sort of tablet, snatch up a Fire HD 6 for them right now, while they’re only $80. With this tablet, rap fans can keep up with the latest news and reviews (like on Spit Talking, for example), make their own beats with some of the dope apps out there, and pretty much do anything you can do on the internet. Most tablets that come this cheap are pretty much garbage (whether they’re poorly built or just don’t run well at all), but you can trust Amazon Fire tablets as much as any tablets. With a price this cheap, you might as well go ahead and get yourself one, too. The hip hop head you’re getting this for will think you’re absolutely spoiling them, and you don’t even have to tell them you really didn’t spend that much dough.
Snowball USB Microphone
If you got a hip hop head in your life who’s trynna start making their own name in the game, set them up with a nice mic. The Snowball USB Microphone is a great choice, because you can plug it right into your computer and start recording. Other Spit Talking readers just like you have gone with the Snowball Mic, so you know it’s a great gift for the hip hop heads in your life. It also comes with a desktop stand, so it’s a great way to help someone start building their own home studio. Think about it: you can be Anthony Anderson to your friend’s Terrence Howard and start getting your own Hustle & Flow going.
Everyday Struggle Tier
These gifts are under $50 (at time of posting), and they’re not exactly cheap but they probably won’t require layaway or anything.
To Pimp A Butterfly (or any dope album) Vinyl
Finally, if you don’t have that much cash but you still want to show someone you’re thinking of them, how about getting them a nice physical copy of an album? If they have a record player, I would go with To Pimp A Butterfly (you know, the best hip hop album of the year) on vinyl. If they don’t have a record player, you can still hit them with the CD or something. If they already have To Pimp A Butterfly, why not hit them with a physical copy of any dope hip hop album? Maybe they only have a digital version of their favorite album, in which case I’m sure they’d love a physical copy.
The Hip Hop Box
If you’re honestly not sure what the hip hop head in your life’s favorite album/rapper is, hit them with The Hip Hop Box! This 4-CD set covers all the classics, from Rapper’s Delight to The Next Episode. Every single hip hop fan will be able to find something they’re happy about on this box set, whether they’re looking for Queen Latifah or N.O.R.E. Shit, if you’re trynna get someone into hip hop but they don’t know where to start, send them the Hip Hop Box! Whether your friend’s been listening to hip hop for 30 years or they just heard about Busta Rhymes for the first time yesterday, the Hip Hop Box will make their days a bit doper.
I hope you found some dope rap gifts for the hip hop heads in your life, no matter what your budget. I know some of these gifts might seem kind of funky, but they would make straight up great gifts for rap fans too. If you still need to keep looking for something for the hip hop fan in your life, check out Spit Talking’s other recommendations. Thanks for reading, and I hope I helped y’all find something!