So I'm listening to The Fun Lovin' Criminals right now. You know, the Philadelphia group that had a hit single called Scooby Snacks in the early nineties?
They've done a few things since then, but all still in the same groove. Good beats, decent lyrics, head-bobbing hooks, and a singing (if you can call it that) style that's certainly rap but also certainly not hip-hop. I think. I'm not really up on the internal divisions of rap.
Anyway. I like the band; they make my head bob. Go take a listen on iTunes or something.