I am in need of some good Russian music artists to improve my listening capabilities. Can someone please help me with this ? I'm not too picky in my music genres, but I do really enjoy hip-hop the most:)
Though russian hip-hop is usually underestimated, I can recommend you some of our musicians.
My favourite one is ЛСП. He's got great and interesting lyrics, and his music videos are awesome! I love his songs such as "Тело", "Бэйби", "Ок", "Ползать" (my favourite one), "Белый танец" and "Монетка" (also the clip is hella cool!).
Also I can mention Оксимирон (he's the most popular rapper in Russia), Мот, Хлеб, Эльдар Джарахов, Каспийский груз, Ярмак, Noize MC and Баста (he's also my fave).
I can also recommend you to watch this YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/user/versusbattleru Here you can find russian rap battling videos, and believe me - they are worth watching!
I'm not sure, but if you're interested in rock music, here are some of my favourite bands: Би-2, Агата Кристи, Крематорий, Гражданская Оборона and Сплин.
Hope this will help you! Удачи!