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Sepultura69
11-07-2011, 10:19 PM
After seeing so many of these god damn lists I've decided to make one, probably the worst out of all but oh well. Those that love hip hop are welcomed. I'm just gonna leave a little rant under each album on how awesome it is and how you all should check them out. :D :rocker:

LETS BEGIN SHALL WE :fist:

50.PAIN LANGUAGE:PLANET ASIA & DJ MUGGS

Arist: Planet Asia
Producer: DJ Muggs
Title:PAIN LANGUAGE
Year:2008

http://3.bp.blogspot.com/_VkSo34f4Cp0/S5kkSNLTrTI/AAAAAAAABiM/_HZ6x8n423k/s400/DJ+Muggs+%26+Planet+Asia+-+Pain+Language+(2008).jpg

"I was cut from the concrete cloth, self-taught
The time is an illusion, reality is a thought" - Planet Asia


What happens when you get a very skilled cat from fresno california and put him with the producer of Cypress hill? Well folks, YOU GET PAIN LANGUAGE. Epic war like and mellow blunted beats combined with intelligent rhymes and all around great story telling. Those on the real should cop this. DJ Muggs is usually known for his blunted mellow producution on cypress hill but its nice to see him break off the mold and go diverse and work with other rappers like Planet asia and GZA from wu Tang. And his his diversity shows on this album and the chemistry works beautifully with Planet Asia...But not as good as his previous record which I will get into later. I have seen planet asia multiple times at local hip hop shows. He is easily one of my favorite mcs of the late 90s. I just recently saw him on his birthday and he tore the roof down. anyways, this is his magnum opus and also one of the brest hip hop albums of the last decade. Fuck the mainstream garbage played on the radio. Cop it folks.




SLEEPER CELL :rocker: :rocker: :fist:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jJIOk8NJa4w

All Hail the King
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pTynXKHNW1g

Black Mask Men
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IQEuRaG3eiY

Sepultura69
11-07-2011, 10:41 PM
49. GRAND MASTERS: GZA the Genius of the Wu Tang Clan Vs Dj Muggs of Cypress Hill

Artist:GZA the Genius
Producer: DJ Muggs
Title: GRAND MASTERS
Year: 2005

http://betterpropaganda.com/images/artwork/Grandmasters-DJ_Muggs_vs_GZA_480.jpg

"A small fry nigga in a baked potato world" -Gza AKA GZA THE GENIUS

Don't be fooled by the title folks. These guys join forces in creating one of my favorite hip hop records of 2005 instead of taking each other on. It's just a cool album title. Anyways, alot of idiots especially pawns of the mainstream would tell you that 2005s rap albums of the year was Kanye wests college drop out album but naw folks. It was this masterpiece. I said early on my number 50 that muggs album with P.A was killer but his previous record was still top biller and it happens to be this. I remember buying this album in 2005 at tower records and blasting "queens gambit" and "general principles" MASSIVELY in highscool, good times indeed. Not only a great record but one of the best in 2005 and also Gza's second best solo record behind his infamous LIQUID SWORDS. :rocker:

Queens Gambit
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P6AIKRI_XpY

General Principles
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9c05sSfXSQQ

Sepultura69
11-07-2011, 11:05 PM
48. KOOL G. RAP: 4,5,6

Artist:Kool G. Rap
Title:4,5,6
Producer: Buckwild, Dr. Butcher.
Year:1995

http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51AHTZGH0ML._SS500_.jpg

"He might have been NBA today but instead I watched his life fall" - Kool G Rap

Let me get something out of the way folks. I'm a big hip hop head. I love metal but I am a hip hop purist and When it comes to lyrics and MCING this guy is the fucking king. Nathaniel Thomas Wilson AKA Kool G Rap is THEEE greatest hip hop lyricist of all time. Everyone comes next but Kool G Rap will always be the greatest hip hop mc of all time. People like Nas and Raekwon have said many times(even on the back of their album covers)on how Kool G Rap inspired them and how he was a huge influence on the "Mafiaso'" Rap and gang story telling that hit the hip hop genre hard during the early and mid 90s(especially in New york by mcs such as Mobb deep, Rae and ghost, nas ect). This is just one of a couple that you will see on this list. This is his first solo album. Its really great and has some stand outs laced with lots of earie dark grimey beats. One thing I love about this record is it has this dark vibe that sticks from start of the track to the depressing "For Da Brothaz" all the way to the final remix with Dr Butcher. That gritty 95 dark east new york shit that I just fuckin' love.. People, check it out.


For Da Brothaz Everyone should listen to this song. Forget hip hop. This is one of the best songs ever made...period. Sad and fucking real. and that beat is so fucking gritty...
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UNGIahjziiE

TAKE EM TO WAR :rocker:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g-A-QAKju1Q

Sepultura69
11-07-2011, 11:26 PM
47. RAKIM: THE 18TH LETTER

Artist:Rakim
Title: The 18th Letter
Producers: Pete Rock, DJ Premier, Dj Clark Kent and many more
Year: 1997

http://andrzejcala.blox.pl/resource/Rakim_The_18th_Letter.jpg

"I want a mahogany Benz, I want lottery ends
I want property, friends, plus my hobby is skins
If I decide we in sin, then my prophesy ends
But the God'll begin, watchin my odyssey spin
in the place where war be, based on a true story
Territory was made for me to pursue glory
Blast alone masses in zones have to be sewn
Every capacity blown, I'm internationally known, yo" - Rakim Allah

The only other MC behind Kool G. Rap that comes to mind as "Greatest mc of all time" would be this man. RAKIM ALLAH. He is a hip hop legend and has not only paid his dues in the hip hop game but is considered by many hip hop heads and the rap-world as the greatest rapper to ever exist or touch a mic. Anyways, This is his first solo album after breaking off with his side kick and dj; eric B. Great album but what it fails at is some really bad production especially by dj clark kent and other cats who got on this cd. It really pains me to hear it because rakim blesses them all with his off the wall Rhyme Schemes but is made up by legendary producers such as Gang Starrs DJ Premier on such songs like "NEW York" where rawh pays his dues to the place that he was born in or the epic "It's been a long time" where rakim goes on about how hes been missing in action for awhile after not being in the hip hop scene for half a decade. Its like a double edge sword I guess...In the end I still love it and it has some great stand outs. Also Rakim is just fucking GODLY PERIOD... :fist:


Its been a long time..
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=88BPk903jUQ

The Saga Begins
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_CBTeUYprsY

New York
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TBihsMYyeBk

christopher
11-07-2011, 11:58 PM
Two things:

1. FUCK YEAH!!! I support this thread, fuck all haters!

2. WHERE THE FUCK IS WU TANG PLAYING????

Sepultura69
11-08-2011, 12:02 AM
Two things:

1. FUCK YEAH!!! I support this thread, fuck all haters!

2. WHERE THE FUCK IS WU TANG PLAYING????

The grove of Anaheim. Same venue that Carcass played for the California Metal Fest. Wu Tang is also playing at the Club Nokia on Jan 21st but I would rather go to the anahiem show because tickets are way cheaper and the show is much closer to me.

IrritatedTrout
11-08-2011, 12:06 AM
I'm interested in reading this but I'm not very familiar with anyone yet.

christopher
11-08-2011, 12:06 AM
The grove of Anaheim. Same venue that Carcass played for the California Metal Fest. Wu Tang is also playing at the Club Nokia on Jan 21st but I would rather go to the anahiem show because tickets are way cheaper and the show is much closer to me.

I just looked it up and yes I'll be there as well! Grove >> Club Nokia!! Woohoo!!! I seriously never thought I'd see a Wu Tang show for $40. I'm fucking stoked!

christopher
11-08-2011, 12:07 AM
Sep, please tell me you like Dead Prez or Sage Francis :snivel:

Sepultura69
11-08-2011, 12:35 AM
Sep, please tell me you like Dead Prez or Sage Francis :snivel:

I love Sage Francis. A Healthy Distrust is my favorite album by him. I'm not a big fan of Dead Prez but I thought they were entertaining when I saw them at rock the bells in 2008.

christopher
11-08-2011, 12:39 AM
Sep, you are awesome for listening to Sage :D Have you heard his Non-Prophets album?? So fucking good!!

Sepultura69
11-08-2011, 12:41 AM
46. Dr. Octagonecologyst

Artist: Kool Keith
Producer: Dan The Automator
Title: DR. OCTAGAN AKA DR OCTOGONACLYGIST
Year:1996

http://blogs.westword.com/backbeat/0907Dr.%20Octagonecologyst.jpg

"Watching people vomit green, my po-lig is lizard pills
My office in Berbick, I hide the bodies in Beverley Hills.
Seeking Kimbles and bits, a girl with small tits
Talking to herself, her dog, and having rabid fits
Green fly soup in on the way from the kitchen, troop
Looking at T.B tuberculous on the window post
Ten dead dogs, a brown fox in the comatose
With no reps, I put more needles in they kneecaps
Some primitive screws, and my, yes and perhaps
A little sprinkle of Clorox, in their vocal box
Some Pepto-Bismol, Pepsi-Cola, pack of Pop Rocks
Mix it all together with bugs, to change the weather,
You be coughing blue, with eyes like Mr. Magoo
Straight up cartoon, you抮e bound to fall out real soon." - Kool Keith AKA Dr. Octagon

A little fun fact for Gorillaz Fans.

I will be the first to say that I think everything after the self title is pure shit. I fucking loved the first Gorillaz album. Played it to death when it first came out. Hell, It was in my fucking cd player for 7 straight months back in 98/99'. I loved it. You wanna know what was a big reason for that? It was the production and it was all made by none other than Daniel M. Nakamura AKA Dan the Automator! He blessed the gorillaz first cd with his epic production and it came out godly! Anyways after the first cd Dan split with gorillaz and thats when dave decided to work with others like DJ DANGERMOUSE and other cats and thats when they fell off AND THATS WHEN I STOPPED LISTENING TO GORILLAZ FOREVER...But their first cd is a fucking classic......

Other fun little fact. Dan The Automator produced this whole album with the legendary Kool Keith of the ultramagnetic mc. Only this time Kool Keith broke off his old school hip hop generic form and went a completely wierd, awkward, and very entertaining direction. Here he the old school mcs from the late 80s changes his alter ego and goes by DR. OCTAGON. Dr. Octagon is an extraterrestrial time traveling gynecologist and surgeon from the planet Jupiter. He also rapes and has sex with his patients.

"Dr. Octagonecologyst introduces the character of Dr. Octagon, a homicidal, extraterrestrial, time-traveling gynecologist and surgeon. Octagon is described as being incompetent, as many of his surgery patients die as he conducts his rounds. Octagon also pretends to be a gynecologist and often engages in sexual intercourse with female patients and nurses The album's distinctive sound crosses genres such as psychedelic, electronic music, and trip hop. Thornton's lyrics are often abstract, using surrealism, non-sequiturs, and juvenile humor. The unique sound and lyrics of Dr. Octagonecologyst helped revitalize alternative and underground hip hop, gaining more attention than any contemporary independent hip hop albumin quite a while"

I wouldn't even begin to explain how awesomely bizarre and wierd this album is. It's sick, perverted, raw, scientific and groovy as fuck. Kool Keiths Bizaare sexual perverted lyrics matched with futuristic rhymes about the year 3000 and walking around hollywood blvd with his uncle who is a half shark half aligator is just pure bizarre hip hop bliss. And it goes great with Dans AHEAD OF ITS TIME production...who would of thunk this is the same guy who made the hit "CLINT EASTWOOD"???.....

Chris, and everyone else who likes hip hop should check this out. Very unique and bizarre album. A classic for sure. Here are some dope songs Videos below for you to check out..

Blue Flowers: This is a music video. Very disturbing, bizarre, perverted and fucking AWESOME...
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V9VYzNUXGDA

The Waiting List
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ljuFm22XodE

Real Raw
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iw0afYrPz8Q

Rocco44
11-08-2011, 12:58 AM
Nice, hip hop is definitely a genre I've been meaning to investigate. I will have tons of albums to check out now.

Sepultura69
11-08-2011, 01:23 AM
45. The Geto Boys: The Geto Boys

Group:The Geto Boys
Producer: DJ READY RED
Title:The Geto Boys
Recorded: 1988-1990
Released: 1990

http://3.bp.blogspot.com/_41Q3K6TRmxk/SFULXJQfr0I/AAAAAAAABuI/p0q3Ny0Soj0/s800/THE+GETO+BOYS.jpg

Geto Boys (originally spelled Ghetto Boys) is a rap group from Houston, Texas, consisting of Scarface, Willie D and Bushwick Bill. The Geto Boys earned notoriety for its lyrics which included misogyny, gore, psychotic experiences, and necrophilia. Despite the explicit content of their songs, critic Alex Henderson argues that the group "comes across as much more heartfelt than the numerous gangsta rap...wannabes who jumped on the gangsta bandwagon in the early ’90s."[1] The Geto Boys broke new ground with their soulful southern sound (a precursor to the Dirty South style).

I remember one day walking around best buy in 2002 and trying to find a cd that i never heard of. And I stumbled upon this album cover that reminisced of a Beatles cover...only this time it was four dirty rugged looking mother fuckers and the title said geto boys. So i said "why the fuck not?", so i got the album. Played it and I was HOOKED instantly. This was one of the most original sounding gangster albums I had ever stumbled upon. It felt like my ears were having an orgasm from how awesome and old school this shit was. I had never heard anything like this before. The Geto Boys were the true original mcs of hardcore/gangter rap during the mid to late 80s to early 90s. This album is a stone cold classic. Trigger happy nigger is one of the best old school hip hop songs ever made.

Trigger Happy Nigger
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IMGGUCGbmfM

City Under Siege
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SWeBm61vBhU

hellawaits77ny
11-08-2011, 01:48 AM
Very cool list, definately look forward to it! I plan on seeing Wu-Tang in December as well.

Sepultura69
11-08-2011, 07:36 AM
I'm interested in reading this but I'm not very familiar with anyone yet.

Don't worry, you will soon enough ;)

300%_Density
11-08-2011, 07:55 AM
No Gang Starr = me questioning this list. ;)

Sepultura69
11-08-2011, 07:59 AM
No Gang Starr = me questioning this list. ;)

We are only on 45 my man. :D

I really hope I turn you guys on into some really great hip hop over the next few weeks. Anyways I gotta go get ready for work. I will get back to this once i get back later tonight. :rocker:

300%_Density
11-08-2011, 09:27 AM
We are only on 45 my man. :D

I really hope I turn you guys on into some really great hip hop over the next few weeks. Anyways I gotta go get ready for work. I will get back to this once i get back later tonight. :rocker:

Sep you are cool w/ me already :rocker:

BloodoftheKings
11-08-2011, 09:49 AM
46. Dr. Octagonecologyst

Artist: Kool Keith
Producer: Dan The Automator
Title: DR. OCTAGAN AKA DR OCTOGONACLYGIST
Year:1996

http://blogs.westword.com/backbeat/0907Dr.%20Octagonecologyst.jpg


:fist: THERE'S A HORSE IN THE HOSPITAL

ShatteredFlame
11-08-2011, 11:55 AM
yeah I've been getting into Kool Keith's stuff recently, weird but awesome.

The Geto Boys are also great.

Sepultura69
11-08-2011, 10:06 PM
44. Group Home: Living Proof...

Group: GROUP HOME
Producer: Dj Premier
Title: Living Proof
Released: 1995

http://guardpost.info/wp-content/uploads/samples_hhir_group_home_livin_proof_large.0.0.0x0. 432x432.jpeg

What happens when you get two stick up getto fools with no skills at all, hailing from East N.Y and put them with ARGUABLY...THE GREATEST HIP HOP PRODUCER of all time...HELL, INSTRUMENTALIST of ALL TIME because that's what this genius is!!!!. You get this flawed Masterpiece..... Ahem let me restart, if I'm confusing some.

Folks. Those of you that don't know me well should know by now that I

LOVE

GANG STARR. They are one of the greatest hip hop duos and acts of all time. They paid a shitload dues to the hip hop world starting in 1987 all the way to their horrific break up in 2004. I will get into the gang starr legacy later but i should just let you all know for those that are not familiar with the group...Gang starr has ALWAYS

WILL ALWAYS...

BE TWO PEOPLE. Guru(REST IN PEACE BROTHER, SEE ON THE OTHER SIDE) And his 2nd hand man-side kick Master mind behind all the beats, horns, scratches, EVERYTHING...DJ PREMIER. Those curious on who the fuck they are should just google them. THEY ARE LEGENDARY and i will get into them later....

Anyways....

Group Home:Living Proof is a great album. Atleast when it comes to the production. The album is fucking incredible MUSICIALLY. Some of the greatest hip hop beats and simply...some of the greatest music in the history of the culture can been seen and heard on this album. DJ Premier is a fucking God. How does he do it? I don't know. But he was blessed with a touch. The golden touch as guru puts it. Anyways the production and music on this album is absolutely flawless but I cant say the same about the two rappers. I really try hard liking these fools but they are so one track minded and have little to fucking no substance in their lyrics. It's just the same shit, but i will admit they do shine in some songs, but the majority of the album is just plain WEAK SAUCE. But the only thing stopping me from turning this off is the flawless beats and epic music played through out the entire album. It's a damn shame Premier didn't use these beats for some one with more superior skills on the mic like Jeru the damaja or something. Anyways. Folks, if you guys like some GOOD ASS EPIC HIP HOP MUSIC. CHECK THIS OUT. But don't expect to find any meaning, substance or poetry in their rhymes. Don't get me wrong, some songs they really do shine but the over all album is just BAAAD....But god those premier beats are just soooooOOOOOO GODLY!!!!

Some say this is Premiers Magnum Opus. He really took his Production skillz to another level with this one.....but their is another album he did that tops this and is also backed up with incredible lyrics and poetry. but i will get into that more later as we proceed :rocker:

Baby Pa EVERYONE MUST LISTEN TO THIS SONG FROM START TO FINISH. Classic. A game of dice gone wrong compiled with epic DJ premier samplings and just all around amazing music and some meaningful rhymes
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5HpaTa4LNz4

Up Against the Wall.....This beat is incredible and some pretty epic meaningful rhymes..................:hecho: :drool:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X9bYZljUoZE

2 Thousand.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wvykGepOT0Y

Inner City Life
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dUhxBdx3mss&feature=related

Sepultura69
11-09-2011, 09:11 AM
43. De La Soul is DEAD

Group: De La Soul
Producer: Prince Paul
Album Title: De La Soul is Dead
Recorded:1990-1991
Released:1991

http://images-eu.amazon.com/images/P/B000000HHR.02.LZZZZZZZ.jpg

"Macy's department store, the scene for Santa's kisses
An' all the little brats demandin' all of their wishes
Time passes by as I wait for my younger brother
He, asks his wish, I waste no time to return him back to Mother
As I'm jettin', Millie floats in like a zombie
I ask her what's her problem, all she says is, "Where is he?"
I give a point, she pulls a pistol, people screamin'
She shouts to Dill, he's off to Hell 'coz he's a Demon
None of the kids could understand what was the cause
All they could see was a girl holdin' a pistol on Claus
Dillon pleaded mercy, said he didn't mean to
Do all the things that her mind could do nothin' but cling to
Millie bucked him an' with the quickness it was over" - De La Soul

This album is just a pure classic. From start to finish. Easily De La Souls masterpiece. everything before this album and after is really good but this is when the group truly started to shine. The album is laced with classic hip hop tunes like "My brothers a base head" in which we see the members talking about their crack head family members and the addiction that they have succumbed too. Or the infamous "Millie Pulled a pistol on Santa" which will go down as one of the greatest songs in the history of hip hop. The song tells a story of a little girl named millie. She gets raped and fucked every night and abused by her father. Her father also happens to be the Santa Clause at the mall and works for her school. long story short, millie tells her friends and people but no one believes her so she goes fucking crazy one day and decides to go to the mall and kills her father in front of a bunch of kids waiting in line to get on santas lap... and boom the story is over....BUT IT'S PLAYED OUT SO WELL AND IS IN UNDENIABLELY...A FUCKING CLASSIC HIP HOP SONG...on a classic hip hop record.

This is also a concept album too if you guys like that kind of shit, the only thing this album does bad at is skits and fillers. Jesus Chris there is probably 20 skits and fillers on this goddamn album. But it's made up by the amazing songs that are laced through out the album. SO GET THIS ALBUM FOLKS. YOU won't regret it! easily one of the best hip hop gems of 1991.

Ok folks, sorry but I just feel like doing that thing where I have to drop a little rant on something so here it goes....

I have a huge LOVE/HATE relationship with De La Soul. As musicians I love them to death. But as human beings I think they are all pieces of shit that need to die in there pile of shit. Basically I'll try and make it short...

In 2009 I decided to go to the Paid Dues Hip Hop festival which was in Berkley CA. 8 Hours away from me. It also happens to be on my birthday so I said FUCK IT WHY NOT? So we go on my birthday to PAID DUES in San Fransisco. We got are tickets months before this so we had this planned out really well. After about 8 hours of driving, total-ING my car and crashing the the front making it totally useless now.....we finally get to S.C., go to our friends uncles pad where we would be staying the night, unpack our stuck and head to the venue where the show is to be taken place. Oh and this was the line up

DE LA SOUL
Sage Francis
Hieroglyphics
MURS
Blackalicious

and MANY MORE.....

We get there....we happen to be the first people in line. AND WE ARE SO FUCKING PUMPED. I mean we are about to see fucking DE LA SOUL!!! DEL THE FUNKEE HOMO SAPIEN. Fuckin sage francis. we are all jumpin' up and down in such joy........

Only to have some guy open the door and tell us the show got canclled on the very last minute :hecho: :hmm: :(

I couldn't believe it......it was like as if someone just took a giant shit in my face, then proceeded to take piss all over it. and once the piss drenched off they proceeded to puke in my soul....

I was so bummed out, I didn't even know what to think...so much was going on and racing in my head, my friends were all trying there best to make me feel better. Ever since that faith full day of june 14th 2009, i lost alot of respect for some of my favorite hip hop artist. IN FACT, I was so upset during that time that I threw out all my de la soul cds, SAGE francis cds EVERYTHING. I didn't wanna have anything to do with them. And to know that I have another 8 hours of shitty driving ahead of me after all ready dring 8 straight hours and crashing the front end of my car rendering it USELESS?....ALL FOR NOTHING


FUCK YOU FAGGOTS.

The music you guys put out will stay true to my heart but as human beings I hope you all go to the shitter.....Fuck this shit I'm out. Gotta go get ready for work. I'll be back to do this later...

:rocker:


Millie Pulled a Pistol on Santa........EVERYONE MUST LISTEN TO THIS SONG. This is a fucking classic...
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=faiER856zQU

Fanatic of the B word
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BKpqyZCH0BI&feature=related

Pease Porrdige
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=foDUoSAtfsU&feature=related


Glad to see some people are actually scoping this thread out :fist:

Natrlhi
11-09-2011, 09:16 AM
45. The Geto Boys: The Geto Boys

This album is a stone cold classic.TROOF :fist:

ChildrenofSodom
11-09-2011, 10:00 AM
Holding out for some Immortal Technique, Ill Bill, and Nas.

Sepultura69
11-09-2011, 06:39 PM
42. Word...Life

Artist: OC
Producer: Buckwild, Lord Finesse of the Diggin in tha Crates Crew
Album Title: WORD LIFE..
Year released: 1994

http://www.technodisco.net/img/tracks/o/o.c./841679-o.c.-word...life.jpg

You lack the minerals and vitamins irons and the niacin
Fuck who that I offend rappers sit back I'm bout to begin
bout foul talk you sqwak never even walked the walk
More less destined to get tested never been arrested
My album will manifest many things that I saw did or heard about
or told first hand never word of mouth
What's in the future for the fusion in the changer?
Rappers are in danger who will use wits to be a remainder
When the missile is aimed, to blow you out of the frame
Some will keep their limbs and, some will be maimed- OC

"Word...Life is the 1994 debut album from underground Hip Hop artist O.C., who came to prominence in hip hop because of the album. It also helped establish his membership in the legendary Hip Hop crew D.I.T.C., which includes Lord Finesse, Showbiz & A.G., Diamond D, Fat Joe, Big L and Buckwild, who produced the majority of this album."

Some people compare this album to illmatic which I don't get at all. Sound nothing alike, different rappers DIFFERENT STYLES of mcing!...and don't get me started on the production!!!....anywaysss. Great album. A must have for those looking to get into the golden age of hip hop(the golden age of hip hop started from 88-95. I say it went up untill 1998 when the LAST truly great epic hip hop album came out...the very last true amazing gem to come out before the genre fucking died and got wacked by todays commerical ass hats.....but we are too soon in this shitter so I will get into that album later..


Word Life is an epic album from start to finish. It has everything. Your track with the typical "Fuck the police" attitude from start to finish on "Constables". You have your epic battle rap track where you let your light shine and show these people what you are all about on the epic "Times up". You got the "Chick left me but she was nothing but a skeezer hoe" song and even some really deep ones like "story" which tells the story of a junkie and how his addiction is putting his families life in danger and the results are very sad and depressing. The things that Rapper OC has to share are very deep and meaningfull, especially on the title track of the album. The beats laced by Buckwild and Lordfinise are works of art. A definite classic in my opinion and one of the greatest in 94'. Get it folks if you trying to find the meaning of "WORD..LIFE" its here baby pa....

Also those wondering...DITC aka DIGGIN IN THE CRATES CREW are a hip hop group from the early 90s formed by abunch rappers hailing from new york, mostly the bronx. They never came out with a debut group album untill the late 90s which kina sucks. Why would you come out with your debut album almost 9 years after your formation? Oh well, but before that happend, they all released individual solo records from 92'-95' and they are all classics, even fat joes! Who would a thunk that cat was old school? You could say they are like the opposite of wu tang when it came to releasing records. Wu tang released they're debut group album first...then they went on to release individual solo albums(gzas liquid swords, raes cuban linx, ghost faces iron man, you get the picture?). DITC released a shit tun of solo before they decided to do a group album which i think is a bit too late and stupid(especially when one of your members is deceased around the time of the making of the group album :(). Anyways heres a better understand of the group for those interested in checking them out.

Diggin in the Crates Crew
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Diggin%27_in_the_Crates_Crew

Anyways cool rant bro, here are some songs of Word Life for ya'll to scope out! checka-check iiiiiiit out! :fist:

Times Up
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RzyaaMUCpWs

O-Zone
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fC_YhfBwHSM

Word Life...
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rOmt9MkK9o8

Story
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OlELwmikdrQ

Sepultura69
11-09-2011, 10:56 PM
41. RAISING HELL :rocker: :rocker: :rocker:

Group: RUN DMC
Producer: JAM MASTER & RUN dmc
Recorded:1985-1986
Released: 1986

http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-TVFg8pPCgBY/TaJh1LaB37I/AAAAAAAAAmY/AnCM8_wUF0s/s1600/run-dmc-raising-hell-front%255B1%255D.jpg


"Raising Hell is the third album by hip-hop group Run–D.M.C.. The breakthrough album trumped standing perceptions of commercial viability for hip-hop groups, achieving triple-platinum status and receiving critical attention from quarters that had previously ignored hip hop as a fad"

Essential shit to your hip hop collection right here mother fuckers. I'm a pretty :stoned: right now to leave a messy rant for this one but just know that this and a couple of other albums on here are essenitial; with the help of Public Enemy, eric b and rakim, Afriikka bamabta,, Sugar hill gang and these cats(rundmc). These guys helped built the genre that we call hip hop for others people in the 90s like Organized Konfusion or a Tribe called quest to take and mold in their own format and take to a whole other direction..Like bringing new sounds to the table such as Jazz-infused hip hop, soul, Hard core, horror core, hell even some r&b, fuck the list goes on. And this album is not a great example...But a pure example of what i'm talking about. One of the best albums of the 80s and a good example of what helped move the rap/hip hop movement during its early birth from the early to mid 80s :rocker:

RAISING HELL
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9iGJNmxAi6s

Peter Piper
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oo5-74dWGS0

rjturtle9
11-10-2011, 01:36 AM
This thread has got my attention. Will lurk for sure!

JRA
11-10-2011, 07:15 AM
What Raising Hell lacks in complex rhyme ability in makes up for in power.

Sepultura69
11-10-2011, 09:41 AM
What Raising Hell lacks in complex rhyme ability in makes up for in power.

yeah I've been getting into Kool Keith's stuff recently, weird but awesome.

The Geto Boys are also great.


This thread has got my attention. Will lurk for sure!

:fist:

I will post some more Gems when I get back from work later tonight. In the mean time....Vibe to some of this shit :rocker:

Ultramagnetic MCs - The Saga of Dandy, the Devil, and Day
Year:1993
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EGTC2vPAw60

Also one last thing. All the songs that I been posting under each album should be played on VERY HIGH VOLUME. If its anything below medium then don't bother listening to it at all. This shit is no different than metal, by that I mean as in IT MUST BLASTED AT IT'S HIGHEST VOLUME....why do you think KRS calls himself the blast master? BECAUSE YOU GOTTA VOLUME THAT SHIT TO HIGHEST MOTHER FUCKER. BLAST THAT SHIT. Alright i gotta go get ready for, peace, love and metal folks. :rocker:

jd091
11-10-2011, 10:16 AM
Oh god, this thread is so amazing. I've been waiting for you to do something like this, Sep. :blaze:

Sepultura69
11-10-2011, 11:28 PM
40. Paid in Full

Group: Eric B. & Rakim
Producer: Eric B, Marley Marl
Album Title: Paid in Full
Recorded: 1986-1987
Released: 1987

http://askhiphop.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2011/02/paid-in-full-cover.jpg

Paid in Full is the debut album of American hip hop duo Eric B. & Rakim, released July 7, 1987, on the Island-subsidiary label 4th & B'way Records. The duo recorded the album at hip hop producer Marley Marl's home studio and Power Play Studios in New York City, following Rakim's response to Eric B.'s search for a rapper to complement his disc jockey work in 1985.

"Paid in Full is credited as a benchmark album of golden age hip hop. Rakim's rapping, which pioneered the use of internal rhymes in hip hop, set a higher standard of lyricism in the genre and served as a template for future rappers. The album's heavy sampling by Eric B. became influential in hip hop production. The record has sold over a million copies and the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) certified it platinum in 1995. In 2003, the album was ranked number 227 on Rolling Stone magazine's list of the 500 greatest albums of all time."

The Album that introduced Rakim to the world. During the time of this albums release there was no hip hop group or act, mc, rapper that came close or could touch these guys, more importantly rakim. THERE WAS NO ONE THAT CAME EVEN CLOSE TO SOUNDING LIKE THIS GUY DURING THIS TIME AND ERA, BORN BRED ORIGINAL(Like Kool G Rap, krs one, basically he is one of a few to start it all..He is an Original) This is considered by many as the greatest hip hop album ever made(on many peoples list as number one) but I totally disagree. A definite classic for sure and a must have but I consider this to be the WEAKEST out of their 4 releases. Not even close to my favorite album by them. This is when we are introduced to rakim and get to know the monster mc that he is but i don't think Rakim truly started to mature and turn into the legendary titan that he is until the 90s came strolling along. That is when he went from "this up coming cat from N.Y with CRAZY SKILLZ ON THE MIC" to mother fucking :wow:

But don't get me wrong I fucking love this album to death. I still reminisce on the good ol' times blasting this in my friends car while carpooling to school back in 2004', it definitely holds good memories of the good ol' days...when things were good and simple...just like hip hop :D. Everyone looking to get into golden age of hip hop should most definitely cop this outta tha box, but like I said earlier, I don't think we see rakims true potential until the 80s are over...good god the shit they came out with in 1990-1992 was just Incredible. Anyways cop this album folks. A great album and another example of what helped the hip hop movement move along during its run in the 80s.. But like I said earlier, this is far from the best album they made. We don't see Rakim for his true epic potential until the 90s(but that's just my opinon) :rocker: :hmm:

Eric B. For President
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CVAdMl0M2tE&feature=related

My Melody
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e7tVzYJkZeY&feature=related

Move the Crowed
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y3GhsrO7Y-I

I AINT NO JOKE

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S45cJwBkmA8

MPF
11-10-2011, 11:39 PM
The lack of DJ Jazzy Jeff so far is disturbing.

Sepultura69
11-11-2011, 06:48 AM
The lack of DJ Jazzy Jeff so far is disturbing.

But is it as disturbing as two 8 year old girls fucking a homeless man at the same time?

JRA
11-11-2011, 06:49 AM
The album that made me take hip hop seriously.

Sepultura69
11-11-2011, 09:45 AM
39. OVERCAST!

Group:Atmosphere
Members: Spawn, Slug & Ant
Producer: ANT
Album title: OVERCAST
Released:1997

http://4.bp.blogspot.com/_W6NJ1k1ozC4/SKNK0P3-DRI/AAAAAAAAAOA/i3CF0tIP788/s400/Front.jpg

This is one of the greatest underground hip hop albums ever made, period. I still get goosebumps at how much this album blew me away when i first heard it back in 2002'. I never thought hip hop music could still develop it's sound and it take it a whole other level with rhymes and new elevations of Beats. I thought this was one of the most underground shit to ever fucking' come outta the fuckin underground! The stuff that Rappers Spawn and Slug have to say over Antz abstract, unique and "ahead of its time" beats were just jaw dropping. This is also when Atmosphere was a 3 man group instead of the 2 man group that they became to be...

This is also when we saw a MUCH "different" atmosphere. This is what i call the "UNDERGROUND" atmosphere.. Don't even compare this "atmosphere" to the one that came out after Spawn left the group(he left right after this album was released). Some people love their newer material but to me it's "meh". I think "The LUCY FORD" lp and "god luvs ugly" are good albums but they will never blow me away like the way this album did. Slug was also a much different rapper in this LP. In this we see the underground battle rap, abstract, story telling slug. After this album we see the "FUCK YOU LUCY FOR LEAVING ME, I HATE YOU, WAAAHHHH", panties in a bunch slug that I came to hate(but i will admit "LOVE LIFE" is one of the best songs ever made...such a deep and poetic song, but other than that they're other records are just "MEH""). They really changed their sound after this album came out especially they're recent releases like "7 travels" or "When life gives you lemons" which i think are pretty shitty albums that make me want to gargle out shitty french fries because that's how shitty their recent shitty releases have been. But this album is an underground classic. :fist:

I once again gotta give kudos to Hip hop producer ANT for the beats. Very abstract rugged instrumentals with some chiller fillers and laid back scratches layered in the perfect spots. And I think there wouldn't have been no one better than slug or spawn to spit over these beats, I also love slugs "voice" in this album, he was super young during this record. As i said earlier, don't even compare this "atompshere" to the atompshere that would come to be. They are good now but I like them a hell of a lot more when they were a 3-man group. Damn shame spawn had to leave the group. He left because he felt like his sound didn't belong in the group and that he didn't fit in or something. I thought he fit in perfectly fine!

I really love every track on this record. Every track is so different and unique in it's in its own little way and the stuff they speak about is on the REAL-to-REAL. I can definitely relate 100% to what Spawn is saying in "Complications" or what slug is speaking about on the deep "Adjustments", the stuff these guys speak about is truthful and raw as fuck, another thing i really love about this album is it has this very very "DARK" sound that sticks from the start of the first song "1597", to the very poetic "WND(WRITERS NEVER DIE)to the very last track, the album just keeps this extremely dark atmospheric vibe from begining to end and it works so well and its also a good reason to why the album sticks out compared to other atompshere albums(as i said earlier, after this record and after spawn left these guys changed their sound...some say for the better i say for the worst).


The best song on this album which is titled "Gods Bathroom Floor" is not even on the final print of the record! Luckily i have an old copy that i got from ebay which has the best song on the album. The song tells the story of the rapper Slug overdosing in his bathroom floor from heroin and how he goes threw a revelation and kicks the habit so he can try and be there for his kid, hence why the song is called "Gods bathroom floor". What a beautiful song, the beat laced by Ant speaks poetry folks.

Great album. Real beats, real lyrics and some real fuckin' dudes keeping it real down in Minnesota. :fist:

*all these songs must be blasted at maximum volume until your nieghbors call the police, and make sure the treble is at MAX* :rocker:

4:30 AM. "IT'S 4:30 A.M, DO YOU KNOW WHERE YOUR HEADS AT?"
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0fT3_SxOWuI

Complication
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XFkinprLhcs

Gods Bathroom Floor
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WM13JMhDIbM

Adjust AKA Adjustments
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O5aPzak5lk4

Scapegoat
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=69isiQpI8YQ

"Ode to the Modern Man"
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Mn8wgxXA83g

MPF
11-11-2011, 11:18 AM
But is it as disturbing as two 8 year old girls fucking a homeless man at the same time?

......

How are things at home, man?

Natrlhi
11-11-2011, 11:23 AM
......

How are things at home, man?Ssshhh...don't tell anybody, but I think he was the homeless guy (or pretending-to-be-homeless, as it were). :eyes:

larvtard
11-11-2011, 02:32 PM
After seeing so many of these god damn lists I've decided to make one, probably the worst out of all but oh well. Those that love hip hop are welcomed. I'm just gonna leave a little rant under each album on how awesome it is and how you all should check them out. :D :rocker:

LETS BEGIN SHALL WE :fist:

50.PAIN LANGUAGE:PLANET ASIA & DJ MUGGS

Arist: Planet Asia
Producer: DJ Muggs
Title:PAIN LANGUAGE
Year:2008

http://3.bp.blogspot.com/_VkSo34f4Cp0/S5kkSNLTrTI/AAAAAAAABiM/_HZ6x8n423k/s400/DJ+Muggs+%26+Planet+Asia+-+Pain+Language+(2008).jpg

"I was cut from the concrete cloth, self-taught
The time is an illusion, reality is a thought" - Planet Asia


What happens when you get a very skilled cat from fresno california and put him with the producer of Cypress hill? Well folks, YOU GET PAIN LANGUAGE. Epic war like and mellow blunted beats combined with intelligent rhymes and all around great story telling. Those on the real should cop this. DJ Muggs is usually known for his blunted mellow producution on cypress hill but its nice to see him break off the mold and go diverse and work with other rappers like Planet asia and GZA from wu Tang. And his his diversity shows on this album and the chemistry works beautifully with Planet Asia...But not as good as his previous record which I will get into later. I have seen planet asia multiple times at local hip hop shows. He is easily one of my favorite mcs of the late 90s. I just recently saw him on his birthday and he tore the roof down. anyways, this is his magnum opus and also one of the brest hip hop albums of the last decade. Fuck the mainstream garbage played on the radio. Cop it folks.




SLEEPER CELL :rocker: :rocker: :fist:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jJIOk8NJa4w

All Hail the King
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pTynXKHNW1g

Black Mask Men
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IQEuRaG3eiY
47. RAKIM: THE 18TH LETTER

Artist:Rakim
Title: The 18th Letter
Producers: Pete Rock, DJ Premier, Dj Clark Kent and many more
Year: 1997

http://andrzejcala.blox.pl/resource/Rakim_The_18th_Letter.jpg

"I want a mahogany Benz, I want lottery ends
I want property, friends, plus my hobby is skins
If I decide we in sin, then my prophesy ends
But the God'll begin, watchin my odyssey spin
in the place where war be, based on a true story
Territory was made for me to pursue glory
Blast alone masses in zones have to be sewn
Every capacity blown, I'm internationally known, yo" - Rakim Allah

The only other MC behind Kool G. Rap that comes to mind as "Greatest mc of all time" would be this man. RAKIM ALLAH. He is a hip hop legend and has not only paid his dues in the hip hop game but is considered by many hip hop heads and the rap-world as the greatest rapper to ever exist or touch a mic. Anyways, This is his first solo album after breaking off with his side kick and dj; eric B. Great album but what it fails at is some really bad production especially by dj clark kent and other cats who got on this cd. It really pains me to hear it because rakim blesses them all with his off the wall Rhyme Schemes but is made up by legendary producers such as Gang Starrs DJ Premier on such songs like "NEW York" where rawh pays his dues to the place that he was born in or the epic "It's been a long time" where rakim goes on about how hes been missing in action for awhile after not being in the hip hop scene for half a decade. Its like a double edge sword I guess...In the end I still love it and it has some great stand outs. Also Rakim is just fucking GODLY PERIOD... :fist:


Its been a long time..
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=88BPk903jUQ

The Saga Begins
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_CBTeUYprsY

New York
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TBihsMYyeBk
46. Dr. Octagonecologyst

Artist: Kool Keith
Producer: Dan The Automator
Title: DR. OCTAGAN AKA DR OCTOGONACLYGIST
Year:1996

http://blogs.westword.com/backbeat/0907Dr.%20Octagonecologyst.jpg

"Watching people vomit green, my po-lig is lizard pills
My office in Berbick, I hide the bodies in Beverley Hills.
Seeking Kimbles and bits, a girl with small tits
Talking to herself, her dog, and having rabid fits
Green fly soup in on the way from the kitchen, troop
Looking at T.B tuberculous on the window post
Ten dead dogs, a brown fox in the comatose
With no reps, I put more needles in they kneecaps
Some primitive screws, and my, yes and perhaps
A little sprinkle of Clorox, in their vocal box
Some Pepto-Bismol, Pepsi-Cola, pack of Pop Rocks
Mix it all together with bugs, to change the weather,
You be coughing blue, with eyes like Mr. Magoo
Straight up cartoon, you抮e bound to fall out real soon." - Kool Keith AKA Dr. Octagon

A little fun fact for Gorillaz Fans.

I will be the first to say that I think everything after the self title is pure shit. I fucking loved the first Gorillaz album. Played it to death when it first came out. Hell, It was in my fucking cd player for 7 straight months back in 98/99'. I loved it. You wanna know what was a big reason for that? It was the production and it was all made by none other than Daniel M. Nakamura AKA Dan the Automator! He blessed the gorillaz first cd with his epic production and it came out godly! Anyways after the first cd Dan split with gorillaz and thats when dave decided to work with others like DJ DANGERMOUSE and other cats and thats when they fell off AND THATS WHEN I STOPPED LISTENING TO GORILLAZ FOREVER...But their first cd is a fucking classic......

Other fun little fact. Dan The Automator produced this whole album with the legendary Kool Keith of the ultramagnetic mc. Only this time Kool Keith broke off his old school hip hop generic form and went a completely wierd, awkward, and very entertaining direction. Here he the old school mcs from the late 80s changes his alter ego and goes by DR. OCTAGON. Dr. Octagon is an extraterrestrial time traveling gynecologist and surgeon from the planet Jupiter. He also rapes and has sex with his patients.

"Dr. Octagonecologyst introduces the character of Dr. Octagon, a homicidal, extraterrestrial, time-traveling gynecologist and surgeon. Octagon is described as being incompetent, as many of his surgery patients die as he conducts his rounds. Octagon also pretends to be a gynecologist and often engages in sexual intercourse with female patients and nurses The album's distinctive sound crosses genres such as psychedelic, electronic music, and trip hop. Thornton's lyrics are often abstract, using surrealism, non-sequiturs, and juvenile humor. The unique sound and lyrics of Dr. Octagonecologyst helped revitalize alternative and underground hip hop, gaining more attention than any contemporary independent hip hop albumin quite a while"

I wouldn't even begin to explain how awesomely bizarre and wierd this album is. It's sick, perverted, raw, scientific and groovy as fuck. Kool Keiths Bizaare sexual perverted lyrics matched with futuristic rhymes about the year 3000 and walking around hollywood blvd with his uncle who is a half shark half aligator is just pure bizarre hip hop bliss. And it goes great with Dans AHEAD OF ITS TIME production...who would of thunk this is the same guy who made the hit "CLINT EASTWOOD"???.....

Chris, and everyone else who likes hip hop should check this out. Very unique and bizarre album. A classic for sure. Here are some dope songs Videos below for you to check out..

Blue Flowers: This is a music video. Very disturbing, bizarre, perverted and fucking AWESOME...
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V9VYzNUXGDA

The Waiting List
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ljuFm22XodE

Real Raw
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iw0afYrPz8Q

I'm really digging these!

Sepultura69
11-11-2011, 10:48 PM
I'm really digging these!

if you like rakim you should seriously get into his stuff from 87'-92' with Eric B. More importantly, get their last two records.

and Dr. Octogan is fun...disturbing but fun :tongue:

street_burial
11-11-2011, 10:57 PM
if i don't see Dr. Dre on this list then i will be thoroughly disappointed

Epidemic Reign
11-11-2011, 11:06 PM
if i don't see Dr. Dre on this list then i will be thoroughly disappointed

Yes. And Tupac, and Tech N9ne, and Busta.

Sepultura69
11-11-2011, 11:39 PM
38. Cypress Hill

Group: Cypress Hill
Members: B-Real, Sen Dawg and DJ MUGGS
Producer: DJ MUGGS
Recorded:1989-1991
Released:1991
Album title: Cypress Hill

http://withfriendship.com/images/i/43771/cypress-hill-on-sony.jpg

"This pig harassed the whole neighborhood,
Well this pig worked at the station.
This pig he killed my Homeboy,
So the fuckin' pig went on a vacation.

This pig, he is the chief.
hes Got a brother pig, Captain O'Malley.
He's got a son that's a pig too,
He's collectin' pay-offs from a dark alley.

This pig is known as a Narco,
If he's a pig or not, we know that he could be.
This pig, he's a fuckin' fag,
So all his homepigs they call him a pussy.

Well this pig, he's really cool,
So in this class we know he rides all alone.
Well this pig's standin' eatin' donuts while some motherfuckers out robbin' your home" - B Real.

"Born to a Mexican father and a Cuban mother, B-Real moved with his sister and mother out of his father's home to South Gate before ending up in South Central Los Angeles. Before dropping out of Bell High School, he befriended future Cypress Hill members Sen Dog and Mellow Man Ace (who forwent staying with the group to go solo). Sen Dog, who was affiliated with a Bloods gang set known as "Neighborhood Family", later introduced B-Real into the set. B-Real's career as a drug dealer and gangbanger ended after he was shot in the lung in 1988.

After being introduced to DJ Muggs by Julio G the KDAY Mixmaster, B-Real and Sen gained interest in Muggs' concept of an album based on experiences from Cypress Ave in South Gate. The group was signed with Ruffhouse/Columbia records in 1991, and made their influential debut that year. B-Real would use his life-threatening experiences as material for the group's self-titled debut album, and subsequent releases.

Cypress Hill's trademark sound - an eccentric combination of B-Real's exaggeratedly high-pitched nasal vocals and DJ Muggs' distinctive beats - led to the trio becoming the first Latin rap group to have Platinum and Multi-Platinum albums. They remain the best selling Latin rap group to date"

Some say these guys were the first to start "weed rap songs" and songs solely based on cannabis but who knows, that's not the point. The point is..Cypress Hills first 3 records are classic hip hop records that should be in everyones hip hop stash box. When these guys blew up in in the early 90s there was no group in the rap scene that sounded like these fools or touched their originality, flow, beats and voices. Sen Dawgs rugged latino rhymes and lyrics, B-reals high pitched nasal flow backed up by DJ Muggs dusted Blunted ass mellow instrumentals creates a sound that would be copied by many rap acts in 91-96. DJ muggs started his career on this record but he would go on to perfect his skills and create some of the greatest tunes in hip hop. DJ Muggs would also go on to break off the group and go solo(Like working with Planet Asia and legendary GZA the genius of the Wu Tang Clan).

Also what makes these guys stand out is how original they were. There were tons of rappers talking about life threatening stories, fuck the police, holding down the fort on the there block and not letting anyone make what % they make,. But alot of those acts were generic and lame ass hats. I cane name tons of groups that came out in 90-91 that were nothing "Zzzzz" to my ears. Cypress Hill rapped and flowed in away that was a step away from what other cats were spitting about. And my God, DJ Muggs just diggs through those dusty crates and vinyls to create some really blunted weeded ass instrumentals and beats. Also their latino/black/cuban hertiage and stories of suburban hoodlum latin life adds a nice little "niche" to it, really makes the group stand out. Very unique. Muggs, b-real and sen dog come hard. Not as hard as the next two classics but this album will go down as a very influential album to spawn many carbon copy cats during the early 90s...but none could match these cats.


Pigs
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HEWXNeXwly8

How I Could Just Kill a Man
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C2wJS3zRx1I

Hand on the Pump
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cAo-MvFr-Bk

Stoned is the way of the Walk
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1TxgXmNpSN8

"Steve Huey of Allmusic calls Cypress Hill's debut "a sonic blueprint that would become one of the most widely copied in hip-hop.

In 1998, the album was selected as one of The Source's 100 Best Rap Albums. The album was included in the book 1001 Albums You Must Hear Before You Die.

Rolling Stone called it "an album that is innovative and engaging in spite of its hard-core messages."

* Included in Rolling Stone's "Essential Recordings of the 90's".

* Ranked #57 in Spin Magazine's "90 Greatest Albums of the '90s"

* Included in Q Magazine's "90 Best Albums Of The 1990s".

Sepultura69
11-12-2011, 07:29 AM
37. Pauls Boutique

Group: Beastie Boys
Members: Mike D., MCA(aka adam Yauch), Ad-Rock
Producer: The Dust Brothers
Album title:Pauls Boutique
Recorded 1988-1989
Released: 1989

http://991.com/newGallery/Beastie-Boys-Pauls-Boutique-505533.jpg

"Roses are red
the sky is blue
I got my barrel at your neck so what the fuck you gonna do
It's just two wheels and me the wind in my eyes
The engine is the music and my nine's by my side
Cause you know Y. A. U. C. H.
I'm takin' all M.C.'s out in the place
Takin' life as it comes no fool am I
I'm goin' off gettin' paid and I don't ask why
Playin' beats on my box makin' music for the many
Know alota def girls that would do anything
A lot of parents like to think I'm a villain
I'm just chillin' like Bob Dylan
Yeah I smoke cheeba it helps me with my brain
I might be a little dusted but I'm not insane
People come up to me and they try to talk shit man
I've been making records since you were sucking on YOUR MOTHERS DICK" - Adam Yauch aka MCA


"Derided as one-hit wonders and estranged from their original producer, Rick Rubin, and record label, Def Jam, the Beastie Boys were in self-imposed exile in Los Angeles during early 1988 and were written off by most music critics before even beginning to record their second studio album, Paul's Boutique. Following the commercial success of Licensed to Ill, the Beastie Boys were focusing on making an album with more creative depth and less commercial material. The group's previous album had been enormously popular and received critical acclaim among both mainstream and hip hop music critics, although its simple, heavy beats and comically juvenile lyrics led it to be labeled as frat hip hop. The group signed with Capitol/EMI Records, and Paul's Boutique was produced with the Dust Brothers, whose extensive, innovative use of sampling helped establish the practice of multi-layered sampling as an art in itself. While the Dust Brothers were set on making a hit record, the duo agreed with the group on producing a more experimental and sonically different record. In total, 105 songs were sampled on the album, including 24 individual samples on the last track alone. The backing tracks were allegedly produced with the intention of being released as a Dust Brothers instrumental album, but the Beastie Boys convinced the duo to use the tracks as the basis of its follow up to Licensed to Ill

Paul's Boutique was initially considered a commercial failure by the executives at Capitol Records, as its sales did not match that of the group's previous record, Licensed to Ill, and the label eventually decided to stop promoting the album. The album's popularity continued to grow, however, and it has even been touted as a breakthrough achievement for the Beastie Boys. Highly varied lyrically and sonically, Paul's Boutique secured the Beastie Boys' place as critical favorites in the hip-hop genre, and has been widely recognized as the group's magnum opus. The album's rankings near the top of many publications' "best albums" lists in disparate genres has given Paul's Boutique critical recognition as a landmark album in hip hop."

This is not only the best Beastie Boys album ever but it's also a landmark-hip hop album that is recognized highly by zillions of critics in the music industry. It goes with out saying that the production handled by the Dust Brothers is just absolutely phenomenal. Every single song on this album is sampling another songs from the past. In fact...what makes the production on this album stand out from other hip hop records is the fact that the Dust Brothers soley rely on heavy sampling and the use of taking other musicians
music and twisting it around in their own little "niche". In other words, 99% the beats that they make on this C.D are technically not theirs..per say.

heres a good example of what the fuck i'm talking about..

What they do is take a piece of an instrumental from a "beatles song", a small little guitar lick from a jimmy hendrix tune, layer it in with some random sound bits from the soundtrack to the movie jaws and BOOM You got your beat. The beats and music that they lay out is very original and was definitely ahead of its time. It's just none of the instrumentals on this album were made from scratch...EVERYTHING YOU HEAR was basically made from an artist/musician from the past.

Some would argue and say that "sampling" is nothing more than stealing other peoples music, but It's anything but that!! FAR FROM THE TRUTH, BUDDY! Sampling(as well as jazz) played a huge role in the late 80s to early 90s when it was first being conducted and experimented on by people like Biz Markie or Public enemy. Without heavy sampling or simply "Sampling" other peoples music, we probably wouldn't get thegreat epic classics that we have gotten, like Gang Starrs "Just to get a rep" which heavily samples the same music found in Jean-Jacques Perrey's "E.V.A." Or Biggie Smalls "Juicy" which almost totally relys on the heavy sampling of Mtume's "Juicy Fruit". Meh you guys get the picture. Long story short. "Sampling" is a very important key development AND played a huge role into moving the sound of hip hop during its early carnation up to the late 80s(as well as super early 90s). Sampling brought new doors for people like Q tip and others to take advantage of, and bring in their own new sounds. Sampling is a work of art and takes skills to perfect. Only few of those have perfected it to the best of their abilties and surprass all others in the industry by miles away. Those few people happen to be DJ Premier and the RZA. But what makes RZA stand out from other producers is he actually tries to use little to no sampling at all. Maybe 30% of the time but he mostly makes his music from scratch. Anyways, this goes without question that this album must be listened to by everyone AND more importantly this is the album that proved that Beastie Boys do have a spot in the hip hop hall of fame. Classic material folks, classic
material.

Sounds of Science
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=onYwDMnbVCw

3 Minute Rule
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zZRULqGkvKk

Egg Man
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VnYgPjYggf8

B-Boy Bouillabassie
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LLllLS1DoVw

Ranked #37 on Blender's "The 100 Greatest American Albums of All Time"
Ranked #2 on Ego Trip's "Hip Hop's 25 Greatest Albums by Year (1980-1998)"
Ranked #156 on "Rolling Stone's 500 Greatest Albums of All Time"
Ranked #12 on Spin's "100 Greatest Albums, 1985-2005"
Ranked #74 on VH1's "Top 100 Albums"
Ranked #98 on Q's "Q Magazine Readers' 100 Greatest Albums Ever"
Ranked #3 on Pitchfork Media's "Top 100 Albums of the 1980s"
Ranked #8 on Chris Rock's list of the "Top 25 Hip-Hop Albums"
Selected as one of Rolling Stone magazine's "The Essential 200 Rock Records"
Selected as one of The Source's "100 Best Rap Albums"
Selected as one of TIME magazine's "100 Greatest Albums of All TIME"
Selected by Rhapsody as one of "The 10 Best Albums By White Rappers

BloodoftheKings
11-12-2011, 09:49 AM
Paul's Boutique would be #1 for me. Hard to imagine 36 hip hop albums better then it.

Sepultura69
11-12-2011, 10:06 AM
Paul's Boutique would be #1 for me. Hard to imagine 36 hip hop albums better then it.

You better start believing my friend :D :party: :rocker:

Chances are you will still disagree with what I will have on my list but oh well, can't please them all :eyes: :hecho:

Anyways, i gotta go get ready for work. I will be back later tonight to add some more mutha fuckin' real hip hop for the metal head brothers up in metalsetlist.cool :rocker:

ROCK ON :fist:

JRA
11-12-2011, 12:18 PM
Paul's Boutique is a legendary record. Forget the [awesome] beats, this album established the three MC's as world class rhymers. If Tupac or Jay-Z spit one of the rhymes of Shadrach or The Sounds of Science it would be heralded by all the hip hop publications as the greatest rhyme ever.

By the way, I understand you like to cite accolades, but having Rolling Stone and Spin as some of your sources does your argument more harm than good. ;)

mastodon421
11-12-2011, 01:41 PM
Paul's Boutique.... Fuck Yeah!

Sepultura69
11-12-2011, 10:06 PM
By the way, I understand you like to cite accolades, but having Rolling Stone and Spin as some of your sources does your argument more harm than good. ;)

Yeah, I had a feeling posting some of those rolling stones segments would cause some sort of backlash, I'll leave those out from now on. Just trying my best :eyes: :hecho:

Also, I'm 100% sure that the next 36 albums are going to disappoint a lot of people here and most likely deem this thread a "fail" because of it, but hey... I'm trying my best folks, If you guys think a certain record shouldn't be on this list, then so be it. Can't win em all'. The next 36 albums will contain some very important records that made hip hop what it is today, some land mark classics that hold a corner stone in rap, Some new school, some old school, and some that were on this more because they were important to me on a "i can relate to this shit" level, Albums that I could relate too, especially when I was living in the shite hole middle East(more specifically Tehran/Iran), some of these certain records hold a special place in my heart, for good reason....that of course...doesn't change the fact that they are amazing records that should be blessed by everyones ear canals. Anyways. Feel free to leave your "ZOMGZ, THIS RECORD SHOULD NOT BE RANKED OVER THIS ALBUM CAUSE THIS ALBUM IS NUMBER ONE IN MY LIST" opinions. I still love all of you even if I do hate ya'll :fist: :tongue:


Anyways...

BACK TO SOME GRADE "A" Hip hop. NUMBER 36.....DRUM ROLL PLEASE..

Sepultura69
11-12-2011, 10:19 PM
36. RETURN OF THE BOOM BAP

Artist: KRS-One
Producer: DJ Premier, Kid Capri, and many more
recorded: 1993
Released: 1993
Album title:RETURN OF THE BOOM BAP

http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-INKEtPkzL6o/TawQEIWNW7I/AAAAAAAAA4Q/xCvXE-llsgk/s1600/2hd426h%255B1%255D.jpg

"After seven years of rockin'
How do you rate me?
Poorly or greatly?
Everybody seems to be goin' for their's lately
Yo mad heads be needin' money
So listen very close as I conduct this little study
See it's, funny to me, you can watch TV
And give up your life trying to be all you can be
In the Army
Not knowin' your history
You either fight and die or come back home in misery
Yo get with me, I deal with reality
Loosen your mind to the truth, and don't get mad at me
No politican can give you peace
If you trust Jesus, why do you vote for a beast?
Emancipation is long over due
So overcome procrastination
Because freedom is within you
For some reason we think we're free
So we'll never be
Because we haven't recognized slavery
You're still a slave, look at how you behave
Debatin' on where and when and how and what Massa gave
You wanna know how we screwed up from the beginning?
We accepted our opressor's religion
So in the case of slavery it ain't hard
Because it's right in the eyes of THEIR God
Where is our God, the God that represents us?
The God that looks like me, the God that I can trust?
A God of peace and love, not mass hysteria
I don't want a God that blesses America
I could never really vote for the devil
Let me take you to a higher level..." - KRS ONE

KRS ONES Solo debut record. After being with his former Group "Boogie down productions" with his brother Kenny Parker and the late Scott la Rock from 86'-92', we finally see Krs go solo and break off his former rap mates to start working with some of hip hops most legendary of legends to handle the beats horns and turntables. With the help of the legendary DJ PREMIER, Kid capri and many more we see Krs coming off epicly hard on his debut record with hardcore lyrics,boom bap funky bass-filled-jazzy tunes mixed with some real try and truthful rhymes about the history of black police officers, Crack whore prostitutes trying to take a piece of his glory, the history of hip hop and his good ol' days hangin out with public enemy and rakim at block parties all the way down to the the mis treating of African women, Religion, Government, Genocide, Politics. shit, the list goes on. Hell he even has an entire song about about having a dream where he is a blunt and he cant wake up and hes getting smoked by some of hip hops most prominent acts(such as cypress hill, Brand Nubian, Redman, ect). A great album and one of the best debut records to come out from someone who has already came out with 5 great hip hop albums during the mid 80s to early 90s. KRS one had a really great album running streak. And to think he could top it off with this solo joint? Another example to why he is one of the greatest and most original acts to ever hold it down...

I have seen KRS one 3 times in concert and my god he really knows how to put on one hell of a show. Easily one of the top 6 greatest
mcs of all time. For those wondering. 5 GREATEST MCS/RAPPERS of all time...

1.Kool G Rap
2.Rakim
3.Guru *rest in peace*
4.2pac *rest in peace*
5.KRS One.
6.Eyedea *rest in peace*

Anyways, one of the best hardcore hip hop albums to come out of the 90s from one of THEE ORIGINAL to start hardcore-hip hop during its carnation in the mid 80s... Get it.

Outta here
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ycu7i7hbcFU

Sound of the Police
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oENrgffA5VI

I cant Wake up(I'm a Blunt)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l_HWLslfmJI

Higher Level
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qFXjtpCFSUc

35 MORE albums to go. Some of the next few records will span from epic important albums to hit the late 80s, early 90s, late 90s to some of the most innovative rap gems to come out of as late as 2001. Some really undiscovered classics and also some already well known albums that we have all been known love and hold dearly in our hearts. Hope everyone is enjoying this shithole as much as I am. KEEP METAL AND REAL HIP HOP ALIVE FOLKS :fist:

larvtard
11-13-2011, 05:08 AM
Paul's Boutique would be #1 for me. Hard to imagine 36 hip hop albums better then it.

I swear, you sound exactly like jhdeity :lol:

DethMaiden
11-13-2011, 05:14 AM
Sound of Da Police is one of my five favorite hip hop songs ever.

officerofficeroverseeroverseer

JRA
11-13-2011, 06:44 AM
Easily one of the top 6 greatest
mcs of all time. For those wondering. 5 GREATEST MCS/RAPPERS of all time...

1.Kool G Rap
2.Rakim
3.Guru *rest in peace*
4.2pac *rest in peace*
5.KRS One.
6.Eyedea *rest in peace*



No Big Daddy Kane. :(

Sepultura69
11-13-2011, 07:18 AM
No Big Daddy Kane. :(

Would you hate me if I said I really love Big Daddy Kane but I don't think that hes up there as one of the greatest? I KNOW I should get slapped in the face for that, considering that he is in almost every single persons top 5 greatest list. Don't get me wrong, his importants to hip hop will always remains legendary and remembered, but personally dude.. he never really "Wow"ed me like the way Rakim, Kool G Rap and the Late Guru did. Also, I donno if this helps or not...but Big Daddy Kane and Kool G Rap(whom I have as my number one as the greatest) both started off in the same rap group when they were both up and coming rising artists. Kool G Rap and Big Daddy Kane both started out in "The Juice Crew" which consisted of 4-5 hip hop artists all hailing from queensbridge New York including the great Marley Marl, But hell I'm sure you already knew that since you seem to be the only guy on this that board loves hip hop just as much as I do, Hell heres a music video Kool G Rap and Big Daddy made, a great powerful song about about racism.

Erase Racism. I love how big daddy kane, Kool G Rap and Biz markie are just sitting on the steps by some neighborhood just spitting about real shit...fuck I love old school hip hop
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kFvbSU1eCt0

So yeah, I love big daddy kane but I never got that "Wow" factor from him like the way I did when i first heard Guru, Krs, Kool G Rap, or rakim.

Sorry man, Don't hate me!!! :hecho: :(

JRA
11-13-2011, 07:26 AM
Would you hate me if I said I really love Big Daddy Kane but I don't think that hes up there as one of the greatest?

Well...I mean everybody's entitled to an opinion....


I KNOW I should get slapped in the face for that, considering that he is in almost every single persons top 5 greatest list.

I mean it could be worse, you could have Jay-Z on your list (who is pretty much a 2nd generation BDK)

So yeah, I love big daddy kane but I never got that "Wow" factor from him

FUCK YOU FUCK YOU FUCK YOU IN THE ASS!!

So when I roll on you rappers, you better be
Ready to die because you’re petty
You’re just a butter knife, I’m a machete


I grab the mic and make MC’s evaporate
The party people say, damn...that rapper’s great :eek::eek::eek::eek::eek:


I’ll just break him and bake him and rake him
and take him and mold him and make him
Hold up the peace sign...
Assalam Walaikum!

and that's all from the same fucking song!

This one to be exact. :D http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M4Bx7R0LKx0

Sepultura69
11-13-2011, 08:15 AM
35.Typical Cats

Group: Typical Cats
Members: Qwel, Qwazzar and Denizen Kane
Producer: DJ Natural
recorded:????
Released:2001

http://i530.photobucket.com/albums/dd344/TheBelmontSessions/typicalcats.jpg

Rain shine, was fate denied by state time
Ya caged ryhmes contain rage behind gang signs
Remember chickens spittin' game at you
I'm prayin' wit a flow, when you get home I'm fixin' gang tatoos
Forget stress, yes I'll accept the charges
Armed wit curse words and verses to get the guards pissed
I dropped out since we last spoke (what!?)
Commisary, so it sucks son, we all grown up
Fa sho, growin' up was tough more drugs then luck
Fuck a thuggie gettin' bucked you can roll wit us
No more holdin' in stolen trucks
Roll to dunkin' donoughts, where po po n' folks can both hold nuts
Flame up say ya name n' now the whole gangs smoked
N' swear to moms, I'll quit spittin' to get ya chains broken
Ya name is spoken openly
Remember holdin' dreams of bein' dope, yo son they quotin' me
Still the same witty poetry, grown n' smokin' weed
But How can we be broke when the city owes us sleep
Or at least a peace of mind, crime was stealin' youth from you
Or who could allude you would'a grew inside a human shoe
There's truth and this troop both sent me to get you
The issue's how windows ain't mirrors when we miss you
More Tatoos, then nights at home
Rockin' this one for you this is your microphone - Qwel

See I belive in the beloved below the skin, so forgive me if I sin
Skimming the surface before I burrow in
I've been out of this to rub wit the red hands of my fear
So it's just you and belaa, risin' into the clear
Blue, who knew eyes could see so far from up here
Tote, skimmin' the green heads of tree tops under god knows where
Ya sweet do't leave now, or drop like an autmn
Stay wrapped in my hand like a thorn esacped blossoms
Of, red in my palms, now they match my father
Skippin' then stains outta rich mans pants and lipsticollas
Hollerin' to moms about the babble-o-bills and loans again
They gather on the kitchen table, cat shatters
They figured they whisper the other day, about the son who was away to date
The whole store was spreadin', you wishin' the laundry would just wash away
Moms fingers full of stiches, mouth full of pins
Mubbles yes, enter quick request to god with pursed lips
My sons, I lost'em under the rush of adolesence
To impatience pussy pens, funny cigarettes for a lessons
But if she saw me now, with the blade of a smile, nestled in my fluttery wrist
Never repeddle way' my metal
And knew that gods admissions are both open and free
And that he slowed the medics down, the rivers too fast for me
N' edits and re-writes we askith pleasith the human thesis
Any day I'll be embedded in a perfect sentnece please believith - Denizen Kane


Yo, when I reminisce, I don't remember timbalands, nothing but pearl wings
Rockin'em wit wit the tongues hangin' outta the front wit no strings
Wit no whites on, yo we frontin' wit fake gold rings
No gold chains, just house keys on shoe strings
So how does anybody sleep on a featherless pillow?
With the worlds weight across the shoulder blade trying smother hope
It's foolish pride, these devils they'll surely try to split you
And force you to sign over ya soul scribbled' in physical
Well in a constant conflict, confidence against incompetence
Tryna grasp the context of lifes concepts
That little bitter peice that I need indeed I'll search for it
I try to ignore time, but I can't afford it
Smokin' weed, thinkin' I surely need employment to feed my spoiled kid
Never been characterized as the type to avoid his choices
Sow now I sacrafice life, the mic's in good faith
But not a penny saved, hopin' to blow like any day - Qwazzar
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One of the best and most unknown and most original Underground Hip Hop Albums to come in the last ten years..

Talk about diversity... We got your black guy, white dude, and asian guy and well...you get TYPICAL CATS. 3(Err 4 if you count dj natural who blesses the group with scratches and beautifully laced instrumental and all around great hip hop beats)Fellow Chicago born rappers with incredible and unique yet very diverse skills which gives each member a very distinctive sound that differs from the other giving the group this incredible unique sound that makes them stand out compared to other underground artists(and trust me man, I can name 800 carbon copy cats that did nothing but come out as "just another rap group"). You can easily tell which guy is which from the start of the album. Again, I really love how diverse this group is. We got Qwel(white guy), Qwazzar(The black dude), and Denizen Kane(the asian one), and each member with a flow and skills that differ greatly than the other. Personally my favorite member is Qwel(the white guy), especially when he broke off from the group to go do his solo joints(thats when he got really fucking deep abstract and poetic with hidden double meanings and crazy messages). Denizen Kane(the asian one) basis his rhymes heavily on Poetry and metaphors where as Qwazzar(the black one) speaks more about crazy demonic-Anti-Christ shit but a lot of the stuff that these guys speak about is really deep and have hidden meanings and messages(especially in the stressfull "Anyday"). The best track are the ones with the members individually rapping by them selves. Another thing that is really great is each member has a solo track on this album which gives that them that little spot to shine, with Qwel getting the most solo joints(he has 3 I believe). Folks, You gotta hear some of the shit that qwel is saying in "Qweloquiallisms", so fucking abstract, dark, and haunting. Qwazzar is just a fucking nut when hes go off about being the only guy who can vocally rape god on the insane "IT WONT STOP". Denizen Kane shows some epic poetry when he goes off on the beauty of sex and sexual organs in "Snake oil". The way he speaks about the beauty of intercourse with his wikid poetic skills is something to be heard And the very last track "the thin red line" sees all 3 members talking about how they're all trying to make it to the same RAP show but they can't because they're all stuck in some part of chicago by themselves(and they all rap about the things they see in chicago, the streets, city lights ect, and how they're trying to make it to the show. But its the way they present there rhymes and the way they talk about is what makes this track a fucking classic). And DJ Natural Blesses the group with his off the wall Chicago Native beats and elevation of scratches with classic piano loops and loop breaks. Anyways, an epic debut record and an amazing underground hip hop record to come out in the last decade by some of the best to ever hold it down in Chi-Town. Chicago now has a reason to bragg when it comes to Top MCs and rappers because the TYPICAL Cats should be crowned the underground kings for that!

Here are some songs off Typical Cats legendary debut record. :fist:

Qweloquiallisms
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0c7Ov3aB5Fs

Snake Oil
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ye9PFytSFXw

Reinventing the Wheel
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jdYGWEa1fHU

Any Day
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KXGzrUjZjgI

Cliche
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G5w_FCIN-XY

The Thin Red Line
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FDlpCmNxLVk

w00t w00t. 34 Left. Hope everyone has enjoyed the last 16 albums so far. :rocker::rocker:

Sepultura69
11-13-2011, 09:06 AM
34. It Takes a Nation of Millions to Hold us back...

Group: Public Enemy
Producer: TERMINATOR X and the BOMB SQUAD
Album Title: It takes a Nation of Millions to Hold Us Back
Recorded: 1987
Released: 1988

http://www.recordsale.de/cdpix/p/public_enemy-it_takes_a_nation_of_millions_to_hold_us_back(2).j pg

It should go without saying that this album and the next album to come out by public enemy are two of the most important and most influential records in the history of Hip Hop and its birth. If you call your self a true rap fan and you never heard of public enemy or their importance in the realm of hip hop...chances are you don't know a lot about Hip Hop.....This really needs no use for my messy rant, so i'll just take the easy way out for this one...

Public Enemy is an American hip hop group consisting of Chuck D, Flavor Flav, Professor Griff and his S1W group, DJ Lord (DJ who replaced Terminator X in 1999), and Music Director Khari Wynn. Formed in Long Island, New York in 1982, Public Enemy is known for their politically charged lyrics and criticism of the American media, with an active interest in the frustrations and concerns of the African American community. Public Enemy started out as opening acts for the Beastie Boys during the latter's Licensed to Ill popularity, and in 1987 released their debut album Yo! Bum Rush The Show

However, over the next few years Public Enemy released It Takes a Nation of Millions to Hold Us Back, Fear of a Black Planet, and Apocalypse 91… The Enemy Strikes Black. In addition to ushering in the golden age of hip hop, during this time, Public Enemy reached the height of their popularity, adulation, and controversy. The group then separated from Def Jam and has since been independently producing, marketing, and publishing their music

a hell of a lot better than how I would of put it :tongue:

So were do I start off in this oh so awesome rant? Well let me first be to say that

Public Enemy is the most metal hip hop group ever...I will say that one more time...

Public Enemy is the MOST Metal hip hop group to ever come out of fucking hip hop and you want to know why?

Because they are the only rap group in the history of hip hop to sample Slayers Angel of Death...

i will repeat my self one more time for those that were lost at what I said.

Public Enemy is the only group in the history of Hip hop and rap to sample heavy metal, more importantly...SLAYER....And of all songs?...ANGEL OF FUCKING DEATH... It also happens to be the worst track on the album :(

Meh Atleast they tried. But next time don't try and mix evil Holocaust-Slayer tunes with Militant black lyrics. :(

Anyways. Some will find this cliche but it's very true.....When this album first hit the shelves it was deemed by many people as one of the scariest most dangerous albums to ever hit the music industry. Seriously folks! When 1987-88 came strolling along, there was no group that created the sound that Public Enemy had. They created and developed they're own music that would be a blue print for hip hop and THIS ALBUM is a pure example... This album as well as "Fear of a Black" planet are hailed by many critics in the music biz as two of the most important albums ever made(forget the genre for a second folks). I can't imagine how much of an impact this album made during the 80s....Again folks....This was seen by almost everyone in the music biz as the scariest most dangerous records to come in the 80s....Public Enemy were something back then....

Chuck Ds Angry militant lyrics mixed with Flavor flaves retarded hype man rants mixed with Terminator X's Incredible instrumentals makes me wanna go outside and pump my fist in the air and call out "The man". Thats how hard this album goes. And it goes without saying that if you're trying to get into the history of hip hop then is a great place to start(or some run dmc and Sugar Hill Gang works well too). Anways, i gott nothing left to say about how legendary this LP is...Cop it outta stash box folks :fist:

Bring the Noise
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Cvy7MWjfVPE

Don't Believe the Hype
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LK8sxngSWaU

TERMINATOR X TO THE EDGE OF PANIC :fist:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RKlNb_GN55c

Black Steel in the Hour of Chaos
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0PmsBpBKGIY

"NOW THEY GOT ME IN A CELL?" - Chuck D

BloodoftheKings
11-13-2011, 09:15 AM
I love Nation of Millions and it would probably be #2 on my list but dude... other hip hop artist have sampled metal artist. There was that one shitty rap duo that someone on here brought up before that also sampled Angel of Death in 2004 or some shit, there was that one bad rapper who sampled Opeth not to long ago, Lil B sampled Metallica, Beastie Boys sampled Sabbath, and probably hundreds of other rappers i've never heard of did it too. I'll also think the Beastie Boys are just as, if not more metal then Public Enemy. The Beastie Boys had Kerry King play on several tracks on License to Ill, and several metal artist have covered Beastie Boys songs (Anthrax - Looking Down the Barrel of a Gun, Cancer Bats - Sabotage). I know Sepultura covered Public Enemy but then I again I said they could be just as metal as each other.

IrritatedTrout
11-13-2011, 09:26 AM
I love that album, it's just awesome all around.

Sepultura69
11-13-2011, 10:08 AM
I love Nation of Millions and it would probably be #2 on my list but dude... other hip hop artist have sampled metal artist. There was that one shitty rap duo that someone on here brought up before that also sampled Angel of Death in 2004 or some shit, there was that one bad rapper who sampled Opeth not to long ago, Lil B sampled Metallica, Beastie Boys sampled Sabbath, and probably hundreds of other rappers i've never heard of did it too. I'll also think the Beastie Boys are just as, if not more metal then Public Enemy. The Beastie Boys had Kerry King play on several tracks on License to Ill, and several metal artist have covered Beastie Boys songs (Anthrax - Looking Down the Barrel of a Gun, Cancer Bats - Sabotage). I know Sepultura covered Public Enemy but then I again I said they could be just as metal as each other.

Good god oh mighty....

you just reminded me of something...

Lil' John sampled Slayers "Raining Blood" :( :eyes: :hecho:

It's so bad that I'm not going to post a link that song because it should not be heard by anyone on this earth.

BloodoftheKings
11-13-2011, 10:13 AM
Good god oh mighty....

you just reminded me of something...

Lil' John sampled Slayers "Raining Blood" :( :eyes: :hecho:

It's so bad that I'm not going to post a link that song because it should not be heard by anyone on this earth.

I'm listening to it now, this is hilarious.

JRA
11-13-2011, 10:41 AM
I love the look Chuck has on his face on the album cover. It's like "Yea we in a cell, but we still muthafuckin gangsta bitch!"

BloodoftheKings
11-13-2011, 11:29 AM
I love the look Chuck has on his face on the album cover. It's like "Yea we in a cell, but we still muthafuckin gangsta bitch!"

Chuck D would never call himself a gangsta :mad:

Sepultura69
11-13-2011, 01:14 PM
33. Reasonable Doubt

http://elmosince87.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/06/Reasonable-Doubt.jpg

Artist: Jay Z
Producers: DJ Premier, DJ Klark kent, and more
Album title: Reasonable Doubt
Recorded: 1995-1996
Released: 1996

"As sure as this, Earth is turning souls burning
in search of higher learning turning in every direction seeking direction
My moms cryin cause her insides are dyin
her son tryin her patience, keep her heart racin
A million beats a minute, I know I push you to your limit
but it's this game love, I'm caught up all in it
They make it so you can't prevent it, never give it
you gotta take it, can't fake it I keep it authentic
My hand got this pistol shakin, cause I sense danger
like Camp Crystal Lake and
don't wanna shoot him, but I got him, trapped
within this infrared dot, bout to hot him and, hit rock bottom
No answers to these trick questions, no time shit stressin
My life found I got ta live for the right now
Time waits for no man, can't turn back the hands
once it's too late, gotta learn to live with regrets" - Jay Z


An Incredible debut album with great production and some powerful epic lyrics and rhymes by one of the most overrated rappers
in the history of hip hop.


Reasonable Doubt is the debut album of American rapper Jay-Z, released June 25, 1996 on Roc-A-Fella Records in the United States and on Northwestside Records in the United Kingdom. The album features production by DJ Premier, Ski, Knobody and Clark Kent, and guest appearances from Memphis Bleek, Mary J. Blige, and The Notorious B.I.G., among others. Similar to Raekwon's Only Built 4 Cuban Linx... (1995), Reasonable Doubt incorporates a mafioso theme, while it also integrates topics such as betrayal and reminiscence. Reasonable Doubt has received strong critical reviews and has been heralded as Jay-Z's "crowning achievement", "a seminal work" and an "undisputed classic". Over the years, the album has appeared on a number of famous publishers "best of" lists, including The Source, which selected it on their 100 Best Rap Albums,



What happen to Jay Z after "Reasonable doubt" is beyond me. The Jay Z that we see today is the multimillionaire billion dollar "sell out" who is banging and married to Beyonce of destinys child. Lets rewind back to late 1995/early 96' shall we??...Here we see an up and coming drug dealing, hustling hood rats(if you dont know what a hood rat is, you should look it up;)) on the hour by the hour, hardcore Jay Z comin' straight from the slums of Brooklyn N.Y. Rapping about his good ol' days as a hustler and drug dealer, We see Jay Z delve deep into the underground-crime city filled mind state that filled the young N.Y native during his early years in the era of rap. His flow verses are so slick and the things that he says one after another was just ahead of its time, especially in "1996" when albums like "All eyez on me" by 2pac and other records such as"Soul on Ice" by Rass Kass were hitting shelves. JAY was a fucking monster During the early to mid 90s(During the early 90s he was just a rising underground artist that was touring the world with BIG DADDY KANE).

This shit is wicked on these mean streets
None of my friends speak
We're all trying to win
but then again..
Maybe it's for the best though 'cause when they're seeing too much
You know they're trying to get you touched
Whoever said illegal was the easy way out couldn't understand the mechanics
And the workings of the underworld...granted
Nine to five is how to survive I ain't trying to survive
I'm trying to live it to the limit and love it a lot
Life ills,poison my body
I used to say 'fuck mic skills,' and never prayed to God, I prayed to Gotti
That's right it's wicked, that's life I live it
Ain't asking for forgiveness for my sins, endz
I break bread with the late heads, picking their brains for angles on
all the evils that the game'll do
It gets dangerous, money and power is changing us
And now we're lethal, infected with D'Evils... - Jay Z "The Evils"


After this record, Jay z went onto become a multimillionaire sell out releasing a shit ton garbage. But none of the later releases would even be able touch this classic record. And once again, just like the many albums that I have posted before hand, DR PREMIER from Legendary Hip hop Duo "Gang starr" fills in for some deadly melodic tunes to back Jay up with. Some of the hardest and deepest Beats Primo has come up with in his career as an "instrumentalist beat maker extraordinaire" can be found on this record(at least up until that point, but Premier took it to a whole other level in the late 90s with his right hand man Guru to come out with what I call "the last great epic hip hop album to come out of the 90s"). Too bad Premier and jay z didn't make an album during the early 90s. their chemistry really works beautifully on this album, especially in the haunting "The Evils" or the classical piano loop filled "Bring it on". and I gotta give jay his applause. The way he makes the listeners get his attention on the things and the evils that hustling can do to you is just WOW.....Rappers always talk about drug dealing and the hard times living in the ghetto. But Jay actually tells you what happens to your brain, the scar tissues that the evils,that THE game of hustling can do to you, the betrayals and regrets , and by god he shows it in the haunting "The Evils" which is just a fucking DARK track from the start of the hook down to the last second, and the very classic closer yet mellow and very peaceful "Regrets" which is a song i always find my self going back to whenever i'm in a shitty bummy, regretful mood(especially when I start reminiscing on past mistakes I made or ones I could have prevented, or people that i missed and wont see anymore, ect you get it. )

I really dont get why people think jay z is one of the greatest, not even close. This album proves that Jay was more than just a stupid radio friendly pop icon..He was a fucking lyricist goddammit.., but had he stayed real and true like this epic record, he would have went on to make some classic music and gain his territory as "one of the greatest to ever hold a mic".... Too bad the mainstream took over his balls... :(

Once again i must say one last time. The jay z we see TODAY is not the same jay z we are grown to love and enjoy in this record. This album proved that Jay z was a lyrical Genius. Do me a favor folks. Listen to the songs "The Evils" and "Regret" and you'll understand what the hell I'm talking about....the stuff hes rapping about isn't even rap, that shit is fucking deep as poetry! Fucking amazing record by one of the most overrated rappers of all time.

The Evils
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RYVY6dU83SY

Regrets
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lrudMt-28WU

BRING IT ON
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aZLXt3KGTBI

Sepultura69
11-14-2011, 10:15 AM
32. illadelph Half Life

Group:The Roots
Members: Black Thought and Malik Blunt.
Band Members: Quest Love, Gran Negaz and Kelo
Album title: illadelph Half Life
recorded:1996
Released:1996

http://www.miomusik.com/the_roots/illadelph_halflife_CD_large.jpg

The Roots best album and easily one of the greatest rap record to come out of a rap "band". Yep, its hard to believe every track on this album is made with real instruments by real band mates of the group(well atleast a good amount of it is played by real instruments if to be exact). This was also the last Roots album to feature two rappers as fellow Rapper Malik Blunt AKA Malik B. Would leave the group to enter rehab for his heroin addiction(I wonder how hes doing now?). It's a shame they had to fall out because the roots could have made a few more classics(their first 3 records are a must have for anyone trying to get into the art of tru hip hop). After this record they really went soft in the late 90s and so on. I Cant stand any of the records they made after they split with Malik B. in 96' but It goes with out saying that illadel Half Life is a great hip hop record from beginning to end and a masterpiece to come from what i like to call...a rap "band".... Malik B. and Black Thoughts epic lyrics and songs on suburban street life in the 90s while living in Philadelphia just comes off super hard and rugged, especially on such tracks as "Push up your lighter", and Malik B holds it down on his own on the epic "No Great Pretender" showing that he could have had a spot in hip hop as a true legend...too bad his mc life got cut too short from his horrible addiction. The Deep and vivid lyrics by Black Thought and Malik B mixed with their real live instruments backed up by quest love and the rest of the brothers in the roots put hip hop on the map in Philly. Roots first 3 records are straight A classics, get it folks. After that it went downhill for these guys....

I would also like to note that I have seen The Roots in concert and they always ignore the first 3 albums!(which is a shame, I wish they could at least play them in a way where I can at least here black thoughts versus. Twitch the songs up or something!) :( :finger2: :hecho::confused:


*All songs must be played at maximum volume to truly appreciate these epic lyrics and beautifully lace instruments* :fist:

Push up Ya Lighter
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cVbM7P7QExo

What They Do
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nVOuqnJFPvQ

No Great Pretender
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bQiPcCQCIPs

Episodes
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hFIi42LgBMM


"Southeast to Pennsylvania, Transporation Authority
is what I'm probably on, if I ain't whippin a Land
throughout ya sec-tion, my mind's in traum'
Nine times out of time I rhymes upon the L Train
Within my brain, foun-tains over rugged moun-tains
of my terrain, diggit I came too far to front
So I'm meditatin on how to maintain
Stepped off at City Hall into the rain;
and ran into my nigga named Dane - I mean Hakeem
And we was buildin on how we could organize the team
for this capital gain bein that we in the rap game
It's time to have it all, he said he figured he same
We realized this a planet of CREAM, to obtain
when the predominant rap, conglomerate rap spark the flame
Hark the name, The Fifth from the Ill-Power Hill at that
He dropped me off within the streets of South Phil'
Where niggaz think that killing's living real
Shorties is getting wetted, fulfilling their fantasies to set it
We don't sweat it, by The Fifth you get beheaded
I pivot through my borough givin pounds to the dreaded
At the lye spots I got credit; could run em down
in alphabetic-al order it's sorta pathetic
Yo, I'm livin life within a labryinth of nonsense
This is a consequence of being Philly residents
Tryin to get it on, the rhythm gettin shitted on
The exquisite I exhibit to shine, yo" - Black Thought

walk through this field with 'iminals
Ill die-hard soldiers, try to make it to-wards the generals
Hard-headed rugged captains, walkin head on through action
Turnkeys on the closed caption
I bring the skills of wizardry
Treat MC's with bigotry, so now you see the picture vividly
Seduce your brain from the temple over instrumentals
The Fifth chant, you see the exhaust out
the swift camp -- mannerism is to scan your vision
You see the light, you can't eclipse the sun
We call back the young, but still they'll strap a gun
to shoot caps that spook cats and rappers hung
Now you might tube across from the diners where you find em lost
Niggaz hearts so cold, they sport frost
The M-the-Illi-tant, the Bad Lieutenant kill your camp
You're now a victim of reality, my personality
afflicted, for three to five if convicted
Illicit, because most cats will live corrupted
It ain't no pity in this inner city niggaz fuckin
Exquisite I exhibit the shine now check it out - Malik Blunt.

imanidiot777
11-14-2011, 10:45 AM
I really really hope something from old Eminem makes it on here. Definitely nothing made after year 2000 though.

larvtard
11-14-2011, 11:20 AM
I fuckin love The Roots, probably my favorite hip-hop group (though I've never actually listened to any of their albums :eyes:). Also, thanks for introducing me to KRS One, that shit's bomb.

Sepultura69
11-14-2011, 09:53 PM
31. Brokin' English Klik

Group:Brokin English
Members: Mac Ten and PHASE aka Mad Scientist
Recorded: 1992
Released: 1993
Album Title: BROKIN ENGLISH KLIK

http://images.hhv.de/catalog/detail_big/00135/135361.jpg

"As I leave you for dead. I finger fuck your bitch while your moms gives me head" - Mad scientist(aka Phase)

Brokin English KLIKs Self title debute is a hardcore boom bass in your face hip hop album that came out in 1993 consisting of mad scientist(aka PHASE) and Mac 10. Their flows and rhymes sound like something that came out in 87-88' GETO Boys era mixed with NWA. But it's hard to believe this album came out in 1993, the same year albums like 36 chambers by wu tang came out, Midnight Marauders by a tribe called quest and STRICTLY FOR MY NIGGAZ By 2pac Shakur. When I first heard this record I thought it came out in the late 80s only be blown away when i found out that it came out in the early 90s. A hardcore underground rap record that relys heavily on lyrics that deal with violence that take place in the ghetto with corrupt cops, rape, torture, Death, Hallucinations, ego trippin', braggadocios flows, hardcore rhymes and all that good stuff. Mad scientist aka PHASE and Mac Ten have some really nice simple old school flows with a bit hardcore attitude that fits really well with the rugged dark beats backed up through out the entire LP.

"Whos the Gangsters" will go down as one of the best anti-police songs ever made. Speaking some real truth, we see Brokin English kliks portrayal on corrupt police officers, the shitty court systems during the early 90s and how they are the true "Gangsters" that we should be fearing, such a brilliant song. One of the best "uknown" hip hop albums that will never get any recognition by the mainstream or even underground. Brokin English Klik Breaks it down in the only way they can and thats hardcore rhymes backed up with some Chaotic in your face boom bap bass. Too bad they never made it big, they only made one record but its an incredibly underrated classic. :rocker:


*BLAST THIS SHIT ON MAXIMUM VOLUME, BITCH :rocker:

Underground Dweller
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d5ql80OdduM

Chaos To Bass
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sg4urBiVhbA

Nine Reasons
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h4AMLocMlyc

Whos the Gangsters?
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r2T5ElR3TtE

They should a killed me! :flame: :rocker:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cUjDVOkPoCE#809189D2-7517-4af1-BAF0-1A36C3BB8640&numResults=0&command=%20m_objCurrentDocument.getElementById%28% 27veohrecs_fr%27%29.style.height%20%3D%20%27107px% 27%3B%20m_objCurrentDocument.getElementById%28%27V eoh_SpaceDiv%27%29.style.height%20%3D%20%2712px%27 %3B%20m_objCurrentDocument.getElementById%28%27Veo hCompass.LoadingDiv%27%29.style.height%20%3D%20%27 0px%27%3B%20m_objCurrentDocument.getElementById%28 %27VeohCompass.LoadingDiv%27%29.style.display%20%3 D%20%27none%27%3B

Hardcore Beats. *Censored music video* :flame:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_HfXy0nDw_4

"HARDCORE BEATS WON'T SEES. FUCK DISTURBING THE PEACE!" - Brokin English Klik :fist:

hellawaits77ny
11-15-2011, 01:40 AM
Totally agree w/ all your points about Cypress Hill.

Beastie Boys - Paul's Botique = most underrated album in hip-hop history

Sepultura69
11-15-2011, 07:39 PM
30. Bizarre Ride II

Group: The Pharcyde
Members: Slimkid3, Imani, Fatlip, Bootie Brown & J swift
Producer: J-Swift
Recorded: 1991-1992
Released: 1992
Album Title: Bizarre Ride II

http://neitherworldradio.files.wordpress.com/2010/04/o8xxyv.jpg

Just like another group that came out in 92(except those guys consisted of 9 members and are all from New York.). Pharcyde(whom are all from LA. All members born and raised in compton/south central LA) was a group that stood out compared to a lot of the copy cats that were popping out in 92, ESPECIALLY THOSE HARDCORE GANGSTER Cliches. What made pharcyde stand out other then the crazy cartoon filled jazzy fluid tunes made By J-Swift are the the fellow rappers slimkid 3, Imani, Fatlip and Bootie Brown. All with a different silly cartoony light hearted flow with wacky voice that goes and matches the beat and jazzy tune that follows up with the album. What makes this album so incredible is it truly sounds like it was ahead of its time, seriously this shit sounds like it was made in 94-93, hell even 1995!!. Its hard to imagine this shit hit the shelves in 1992 and was made during 1991. Not only that, but it was released during a time when a lot of gangster/hardcore rap acts and typical "Bang bang, i'm a rape yo mother and sniff some glue and fuck yo ass up with my butter knife" rappers and rap groups were hitting the market, The pharcyde were anything but GANGSTER and HARDCORE. Just like a tribe called quest, The pharcyde came out of the box during a time when nothing but hardcore gangster rap was taking over.:fist:

I was fortunate enough to see these guys with a tribe called quest and Nas at the Rock the Bells Hip hop festival during the summer of 2008. They sounded even better live AND IT WAS THEIR REUNION after being broken up in..shit..fuck if I remember, but it's been ages! They played about 70% of their debut album, the only member missing was j-swift, who left after the first album and is now a crack head . Apparently he's a bum now and there's a documentary about him that came out in theaters a couple of years ago(limited release of course, ahah), damn shame he had to succumb to such a shitty habit, especially with the incredible skills that he was born with...Good god he had such a gift..and it shows in tracks like "Passin me By", "Oh Shit", "Pack the Pipe" and pretty much the entire fucking album. "Passing me by" is definitely a song a lot of people on this board such as myself can definitely relate too and is a hip hop classic, "OH shit" tells stories of sexual escapades gone wrong, for example, you hear fellow member fatlip spit about his day in Compton with a fine Jezebel who turns out to be a "john Doe" :lol:, or your classic ode to Marijuana on the weeded "PaCK the Pipe" which has all members talking about their love for the cheeba cheeba :stoned:, or "Officer" which deals with the serious topic of racial profiling :hmm: , Every track is classic and deals with a different topic that keeps the album flowing(preventing you from hitting that eject button :D), you wont find no Gangster raps, rape, murder or torture here folks. Just like a tribe called quest, all you'll find on this record is good times, good vibes and all around Mellow fluid Tune-age for your ears to be blessed with :fist:

A must have..

OH SHIT!!! *skip the first 14 seconds, its just some stupid wierd interlude*
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wR_Wuav0Np4

Pack the Pipe
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zmLdQIYf4WY

Passing Me By
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=48OYTEZQR9U

ITS JIGGABOO TIME :rocker: :rocker:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TH_dHHF0Uto&feature=related

4 better or 4 worse
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M2jniq3vcmY&feature=related

29 ALBUMS LEFT

Sepultura69
11-15-2011, 11:43 PM
29. The Score

Group: The Fugees
Members: Wyclef Jean, Lauryn Hill and Prass,
Producers: Fugees, Diamond D, Salaam Remi and more
Recorded:1995
released:1996
Album title: THE SCORE

http://www.technodisco.net/img/tracks/f/fugees/2682822-fugees-the-score.jpg

I used to work at Burger King. A king taking orders.
Punching my clock. Now I'm wanted by the manager.
Soupin me up sayin "You're a nice worker,"
"How would you like a quarter raise, move up the register"
"Large in charge, but cha gotta be my spy,
Come back and tell me who's baggin my fries,
Getting high on company time."
Hell no sirree, wrong M.C.
Why should I be a spy, when you spying me,
And you see whatcha thought ya saw but never seen.
Ya missed ya last move, Checkmate! Crown me King,
Hold my 22 pistol whipped him in his face.
Hired now I'm fired, sold bud now I'm wired,
Eyes pitch red but da beat bop my head
Hit the streets for relief, I bumped into Feds,
I got kidnapped, they took me to D.C.
Have me working underground building missiles for World War III - Wyclef Jean

This album really needs no introduction....A Classic.... Not really worth a messy rant for this one. Just look it up. There are a few hip hop records out there that I have actually went through the trouble of purchasing for a 2nd time because the last disc either got lost, scratched beyond repair(I suck at taking care of my CDs) or just something causing it to not play....one of those albums is this....This record as well as a good amount of the albums being listed on here are CDs that I actually own because they are THAT GOOD( (plus L.A hip hop Record shops sell them for super SUPER cheap...especially in the "used" bin :bliss::D;))...This goes without saying that anyone who knows a thing or two about hip hop knows that the fugees 2nd album is not only a great come back from a group that came out with a weak-sauce debut, but it is also one the greatest hip hop records of all time.....I think what makes this album so legendary is the fact that they never came out with another record after this...the chemistry that wysclef, lauryn and prass had on this album it still remains untouched ...Cop it outta the stash box folks. :fist:

Zealots
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fJMT__13-NM

The Score
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sN5Pb18WySE&feature=related

Cow Boys
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i4r-jb8MyIQ

The Beast
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J4Wq6zkM_5o

The Mask
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lbOcO6wsctA

Sepultura69
11-18-2011, 11:31 PM
28. 6 Feet Deep

Group: Grave Diggaz
Members: RZA(rzarrecter), Frukwan(The Gate Keeper), Poetic(the grim Reaper) and Prince Paul( The Undertaker),
Producer: Prince Paul
Recorded: 1993-1994
Released: 1994
Album title: 6 FEET DEEP

http://www.technodisco.net/img/tracks/g/gravediggaz/607227-gravediggaz-6-feet-deep.jpg

What happens when you get one of the main men who started the Wu Tang Clan(and produced a large portion of their first dozen records),The former producer of De La Soul, The Best member of Stetsasonic(a classic hip hop group from the late 80s which also had prince paul from De La soul) and up coming rapper Poetic(well he did come out with some demos and an album in 89' but he never really popped off) well folks...you get GRAVE DIGGAZ. Coming straight out the dirty slums of New York in early 1994, Grave Diggaz first Debut record not only debuts one of the first "Rap super group"(a rap super group is basicly a hip hop group which consist of members whom have already been in well established hip hop groups and have already made a name for themselves)but it also showcases RZA once again that he is not only just a an incredible hip hop producer, but he is also a well established MC with incredibly diverse skills, as if Wu Tangs first debut record didn't show? We see damn well that People like the RZA have a spot in hip hop other then just making incredible beats and unique production and epic craftsmanship. One thing I love about this record is how original and DIFFERENT it is from a lot of hip hop records that came out then, before, and now. I just can't think of ONE album that sounds identical or have some of the same influence, production and graphical lyrical content that this album holds. One Gore drenched homicidal hallucinogenic blood soaked track to another as we see All 3 members spit out versus that range from Being Homicidal psycho killers, Nailed to crosses, getting high off car smog and Mescaline, Chillin in the grave yards with the demonic spirits, paranoia, rape, HELL there is even a track dedicated to the many ways one can kill them selves through different ranges of suicidal deaths(whether it be a car accident, Overdose, locking yourself up in the Lions den in a zoo, gasing your self, the list goes on.) Fruwkawns Hard Rusty versus on Death mixed with RZA spittin about the hard rugged times in N.Y with his blood brothers keeps the listener waiting for more as he keeps you in that sick New York state of mind, especially on the epic "Blood Brothers" which shows RZA, Frukwan and Grim reaper(poetic) telling tales of living in the rotten parts of n.y and the blood brothers that they are accustomed too(The vibe that this song has...fuck it makes you feel like you are really in that gritty part of staton island aka SHALOIN).

One thing that must be noted and another reason why I love this album so much....Let's rewind for a second on some history. RZA will go down as one of the greatest minds in the work of hip hop. His contribution in the WuTang Clan will never be forgotten. Not only is HE the back bone of the clan, but chances are if it wasn't for RZA, we wouldn't even have wu tang(he is solely responsible for taking the rest of the 8 members to fame fortune and most of all...success..)....His production on making beats and lyrical content is UN MATCHED...rza is one in a million folks.....

Anyways..fastforward to late 1993/early 1994..., what I love about this album is we don't See RZA like we see in the 36 CHAMBERS when wu first started... That was the "THE HEAD, THE HENCHMEN, THE ABBOT, THE LEADER"....THE HEAD STONE OF THE WU TANG CLAN...On this album we merely see RZA the rapper. Yup, folks. You won't find any production from the RZA on this one. wHICH IS SHOCKING, Because when I first purchased this album in 2003' I thought for the longest time that RZA made the beats and Handled all the production but nope, turns out all the masterful crafting and gritty music was being made all by none other then Prince Paul(ok maybe a little white lie, rza produced 2 songs..out of 16 tracks on the record..thats like NOTHING.....). Princel Paul is solely responsible for all the music in De La Souls first 3 albums(I have de La soul is dead as 43 on my list for those who are at lost). Here we see Rza simply spitting out sick horor-gore versus one after another and this album once again proves that RZA is a well established top MCS who can hold on his own two feet, And would definitely be in my top 10 mcs.

The best tracks on this record are the spooky "NO WERE TO RUN, NO WHERE TO HIDE" which has all members spitting sadistic versus on how crazy they are and letting you know that you got no where to run or hide when you reach that dead end, Or the classic "1-800 SUICIDE" which has all 3 members talking about the many ways one can kill or torture themselves to death(RZA has the best verse which involves setting your balls on fire, Smoking PCP with cyanide, Locking yourself in the lions den at the zoo,). Another great song is "Trippin; AKA DEFECTIVE TRIP" which has RZA, fruwkan and grim reaper talking about all the illicit substances and hallucinogens that they take to get to the top of the highest mountains. "Diary of a Madman" is just fucking sick and twisted, probably the most graphic song on the album. Sadistic perverse sick fucking lyrics that need to be heard...here's RZAs verse

The year 84, November, day 10
Overwhelmed by the wicked inspirations of an evil gen
I realize my ideas has spawned for 400 years
Of blood sweat and tears
I saw the torture brutal murder of my father
So my brain became stained with the horror
I'm having reoccurring nightmares
Of being soaking wet, strapped down to the electric chair
I got tackled with handcuffs
And shackled in restraint
At the bottom of a holy tabernacle
They gave me nothing to eat for two weeks
And sewed my eye lids open so I couldn't sleep
About to die from thirst, that's when the minister
quenched my jaws with a cold glass of vinegar
Upon my wounds they seasoned me with salt
And nailed my hands feet to the form of the cross
AHH!! I cry
As the blood drips inside of my eye
refusing to die
Visions of hell tormented my face
So I chewed my fucking arm off and made an escape - RZA aka REzzurecta

it goes without saying that the sinister Jazzy Horror filled music brought to you by Prince Paul is another big ups. The beats just matches the dark vibe and atmosphere of this record perfectly!!. I couldn't have chosen a better "production" to fit with all the lyrical content and subject matters that these 3 wickid mcs have to talk about.

6 Feet Deep is an overall must have. A very very Dark gritty album. Lots of graphic imagery and disturbing lyrical content for those trying to check out hip hop that I like to call...Out of the ordinary?...or out of the box, bleh you get my point. Check this album out. 1-800 suicide will go down as a classic, AS well as "Blood Brothers".


1-800 Suicide
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O460M6-E_Gk

No Where to Run, No Where to Hide
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2baL-1azqC8

Defective Trip(AKA Trippin')
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7HFL96NBjOE

Blood Brothers
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zsAQShZkDsU

2 Cups of Blood
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xZnJYi3e3xY&feature=related

Diary of a Mad Man
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jtIoeNO5Ero

6 Feet Deep
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t8zhUh36uVc

BANG YOUR HEAD!!! :rocker:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0otmXVWgNqo

One of the best and darkest hip hop albums out there, nothing like it folks. GET IT:fist:

JRA
11-19-2011, 02:03 PM
29. The Score

Group: The Fugees
Members: Wyclef Jean, Lauryn Hill and Prass,
Producers: Fugees, Diamond D, Salaam Remi and more
Recorded:1995
released:1996
Album title: THE SCORE

http://www.technodisco.net/img/tracks/f/fugees/2682822-fugees-the-score.jpg

I used to work at Burger King. A king taking orders.
Punching my clock. Now I'm wanted by the manager.
Soupin me up sayin "You're a nice worker,"
"How would you like a quarter raise, move up the register"
"Large in charge, but cha gotta be my spy,
Come back and tell me who's baggin my fries,
Getting high on company time."
Hell no sirree, wrong M.C.
Why should I be a spy, when you spying me,
And you see whatcha thought ya saw but never seen.
Ya missed ya last move, Checkmate! Crown me King,
Hold my 22 pistol whipped him in his face.
Hired now I'm fired, sold bud now I'm wired,
Eyes pitch red but da beat bop my head
Hit the streets for relief, I bumped into Feds,
I got kidnapped, they took me to D.C.
Have me working underground building missiles for World War III - Wyclef Jean

This album really needs no introduction....A Classic.... Not really worth a messy rant for this one. Just look it up. There are a few hip hop records out there that I have actually went through the trouble of purchasing for a 2nd time because the last disc either got lost, scratched beyond repair(I suck at taking care of my CDs) or just something causing it to not play....one of those albums is this....This record as well as a good amount of the albums being listed on here are CDs that I actually own because they are THAT GOOD( (plus L.A hip hop Record shops sell them for super SUPER cheap...especially in the "used" bin :bliss::D;))...This goes without saying that anyone who knows a thing or two about hip hop knows that the fugees 2nd album is not only a great come back from a group that came out with a weak-sauce debut, but it is also one the greatest hip hop records of all time.....I think what makes this album so legendary is the fact that they never came out with another record after this...the chemistry that wysclef, lauryn and prass had on this album it still remains untouched ...Cop it outta the stash box folks. :fist:

Zealots
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fJMT__13-NM

The Score
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sN5Pb18WySE&feature=related

Cow Boys
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i4r-jb8MyIQ

The Beast
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J4Wq6zkM_5o

The Mask
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lbOcO6wsctA

Fantastic record, and the best hip hop album Lauryn Hill has ever been on!


and I have yet to hear the Gravediggaz album,:snivel: but what's fascinating to me is that it was released only a year after 36 Chambers!

Sepultura69
11-19-2011, 02:51 PM
Fantastic record, and the best hip hop album Lauryn Hill has ever been on!


and I have yet to hear the Gravediggaz album,:snivel: but what's fascinating to me is that it was released only a year after 36 Chambers!

If you love Wu Tang Clans first debut record you will LOVE Grave Diggaz Debut record. Rza not only is my favorite member in this group but he shows once again that he is a very skillfull and very diverse Lyricist. Compare Wu Tangs "Tearz" to Grave Diggaz "Diary of a madman". Look how much RZA has changed with his style, lyrically and vocally in less than a year. Look how much his style transcends from wu tang to the dark Cemitary hallucinogenic crazy fuck-nut demonic RZA that we get to know and love in Grave diggaz. Epic album..JRA,You should seriously check out those songs that I posted such as "1-800 Suicide", "No where to run, no where to hide", "Defitive trip aka trippin", hell check out the whole album. Even if you don't really dig the other two rappers you will most defitntley love RZAs verses for sure. It also goes with out saying that the production by De La Souls Prince Paul is fucking beautiful. Those sinsiter jazzy horns and gritty piano loops mixed with the mass amounts of drum beats during "trippin AKA Defective trip" is just sinister. And Rzas verse is just wacky and WTF :tongue:

Glad to see some people are actually scoping this thread, :eyes::rocker:

JRA
11-19-2011, 03:27 PM
If you love Wu Tang Clans first debut record you will LOVE Grave Diggaz Debut record. Rza not only is my favorite member in this group but he shows once again that he is a very skillfull and very diverse Lyricist. Compare Wu Tangs "Tearz" to Grave Diggaz "Diary of a madman". Look how much RZA has changed with his style, lyrically and vocally in less than a year. Look how much his style transcends from wu tang to the dark Cemitary hallucinogenic crazy fuck-nut demonic RZA that we get to know and love in Grave diggaz. Epic album..JRA,You should seriously check out those songs that I posted such as "1-800 Suicide", "No where to run, no where to hide", "Defitive trip aka trippin", hell check out the whole album. Even if you don't really dig the other two rappers you will most defitntley love RZAs verses for sure. It also goes with out saying that the production by De La Souls Prince Paul is fucking beautiful. Those sinsiter jazzy horns and gritty piano loops mixed with the mass amounts of drum beats during "trippin AKA Defective trip" is just sinister. And Rzas verse is just wacky and WTF :tongue:

Glad to see some people are actually scoping this thread, :eyes::rocker:

Yea, I've kind of taken an extended vacation from hip hop lately. Obviously I'll never renounce it or anything, but in terms of purchasing other artists, it's kind of been set on the backburner in favor or black and death metal :snivel: :snivel:. Actually I think the last hip hop album I bought was The Score about a year ago though. I'll tell you what though, when I finally get back around to buying hip hop again I'll definitely be getting that Gravediggaz album. One of the people at Metal Sludge actually has that cover as their avatar and the first time I saw it, I was like "that guy looks like RZA." But didn't say anything about it because usually people are all like EWWW U CANT SAY BLACK PPL LOOK LIKE ECHOTHR or some dumb shit. I figured it was a post "5 year plan" project that RZA had but knowing it was in 1994 really has my interest piqued.

christopher
11-19-2011, 03:51 PM
28. 6 Feet Deep

Group: Grave Diggaz
Members: RZA(rzarrecter), Frukwan(The Gate Keeper), Poetic(the grim Reaper) and Prince Paul( The Undertaker),
Producer: Prince Paul
Recorded: 1993-1994
Released: 1994
Album title: 6 FEET DEEP

http://www.technodisco.net/img/tracks/g/gravediggaz/607227-gravediggaz-6-feet-deep.jpg

What happens when you get one of the main men who started the Wu Tang Clan(and produced a large portion of their first dozen records),The former producer of De La Soul, The Best member of Stetsasonic(a classic hip hop group from the late 80s which also had prince paul from De La soul) and up coming rapper Poetic(well he did come out with some demos and an album in 89' but he never really popped off) well folks...you get GRAVE DIGGAZ. Coming straight out the dirty slums of New York in early 1994, Grave Diggaz first Debut record not only debuts one of the first "Rap super group"(a rap super group is basicly a hip hop group which consist of members whom have already been in well established hip hop groups and have already made a name for themselves)but it also showcases RZA once again that he is not only just a an incredible hip hop producer, but he is also a well established MC with incredibly diverse skills, as if Wu Tangs first debut record didn't show? We see damn well that People like the RZA have a spot in hip hop other then just making incredible beats and unique production and epic craftsmanship. One thing I love about this record is how original and DIFFERENT it is from a lot of hip hop records that came out then, before, and now. I just can't think of ONE album that sounds identical or have some of the same influence, production and graphical lyrical content that this album holds. One Gore drenched homicidal hallucinogenic blood soaked track to another as we see All 3 members spit out versus that range from Being Homicidal psycho killers, Nailed to crosses, getting high off car smog and Mescaline, Chillin in the grave yards with the demonic spirits, paranoia, rape, HELL there is even a track dedicated to the many ways one can kill them selves through different ranges of suicidal deaths(whether it be a car accident, Overdose, locking yourself up in the Lions den in a zoo, gasing your self, the list goes on.) Fruwkawns Hard Rusty versus on Death mixed with RZA spittin about the hard rugged times in N.Y with his blood brothers keeps the listener waiting for more as he keeps you in that sick New York state of mind, especially on the epic "Blood Brothers" which shows RZA, Frukwan and Grim reaper(poetic) telling tales of living in the rotten parts of n.y and the blood brothers that they are accustomed too(The vibe that this song has...fuck it makes you feel like you are really in that gritty part of staton island aka SHALOIN).

One thing that must be noted and another reason why I love this album so much....Let's rewind for a second on some history. RZA will go down as one of the greatest minds in the work of hip hop. His contribution in the WuTang Clan will never be forgotten. Not only is HE the back bone of the clan, but chances are if it wasn't for RZA, we wouldn't even have wu tang(he is solely responsible for taking the rest of the 8 members to fame fortune and most of all...success..)....His production on making beats and lyrical content is UN MATCHED...rza is one in a million folks.....

Anyways..fastforward to late 1993/early 1994..., what I love about this album is we don't See RZA like we see in the 36 CHAMBERS when wu first started... That was the "THE HEAD, THE HENCHMEN, THE ABBOT, THE LEADER"....THE HEAD STONE OF THE WU TANG CLAN...On this album we merely see RZA the rapper. Yup, folks. You won't find any production from the RZA on this one. wHICH IS SHOCKING, Because when I first purchased this album in 2003' I thought for the longest time that RZA made the beats and Handled all the production but nope, turns out all the masterful crafting and gritty music was being made all by none other then Prince Paul(ok maybe a little white lie, rza produced 2 songs..out of 16 tracks on the record..thats like NOTHING.....). Princel Paul is solely responsible for all the music in De La Souls first 3 albums(I have de La soul is dead as 43 on my list for those who are at lost). Here we see Rza simply spitting out sick horor-gore versus one after another and this album once again proves that RZA is a well established top MCS who can hold on his own two feet, And would definitely be in my top 10 mcs.

The best tracks on this record are the spooky "NO WERE TO RUN, NO WHERE TO HIDE" which has all members spitting sadistic versus on how crazy they are and letting you know that you got no where to run or hide when you reach that dead end, Or the classic "1-800 SUICIDE" which has all 3 members talking about the many ways one can kill or torture themselves to death(RZA has the best verse which involves setting your balls on fire, Smoking PCP with cyanide, Locking yourself in the lions den at the zoo,). Another great song is "Trippin; AKA DEFECTIVE TRIP" which has RZA, fruwkan and grim reaper talking about all the illicit substances and hallucinogens that they take to get to the top of the highest mountains. "Diary of a Madman" is just fucking sick and twisted, probably the most graphic song on the album. Sadistic perverse sick fucking lyrics that need to be heard...here's RZAs verse

The year 84, November, day 10
Overwhelmed by the wicked inspirations of an evil gen
I realize my ideas has spawned for 400 years
Of blood sweat and tears
I saw the torture brutal murder of my father
So my brain became stained with the horror
I'm having reoccurring nightmares
Of being soaking wet, strapped down to the electric chair
I got tackled with handcuffs
And shackled in restraint
At the bottom of a holy tabernacle
They gave me nothing to eat for two weeks
And sewed my eye lids open so I couldn't sleep
About to die from thirst, that's when the minister
quenched my jaws with a cold glass of vinegar
Upon my wounds they seasoned me with salt
And nailed my hands feet to the form of the cross
AHH!! I cry
As the blood drips inside of my eye
refusing to die
Visions of hell tormented my face
So I chewed my fucking arm off and made an escape - RZA aka REzzurecta

it goes without saying that the sinister Jazzy Horror filled music brought to you by Prince Paul is another big ups. The beats just matches the dark vibe and atmosphere of this record perfectly!!. I couldn't have chosen a better "production" to fit with all the lyrical content and subject matters that these 3 wickid mcs have to talk about.

6 Feet Deep is an overall must have. A very very Dark gritty album. Lots of graphic imagery and disturbing lyrical content for those trying to check out hip hop that I like to call...Out of the ordinary?...or out of the box, bleh you get my point. Check this album out. 1-800 suicide will go down as a classic, AS well as "Blood Brothers".


1-800 Suicide
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O460M6-E_Gk

No Where to Run, No Where to Hide
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2baL-1azqC8

Defective Trip(AKA Trippin')
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7HFL96NBjOE

Blood Brothers
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zsAQShZkDsU

2 Cups of Blood
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xZnJYi3e3xY&feature=related

Diary of a Mad Man
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jtIoeNO5Ero

6 Feet Deep
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t8zhUh36uVc

BANG YOUR HEAD!!! :rocker:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0otmXVWgNqo

One of the best and darkest hip hop albums out there, nothing like it folks. GET IT:fist:

Fuck yeah man!! I love this album soo much. My favorite lyrics are "Visions of hell tormented my face, so I chewed my fucking arm off and made an escape." Everything about that album is so amazing.

street_burial
11-21-2011, 01:12 AM
so far im disappointed with this list :eyes:

Epidemic Reign
11-21-2011, 01:25 AM
so far im disappointed with this list :eyes:

On the other hand, we're less than halfway through the list.

There's still room for Tech N9ne's entire catalogue.

BloodoftheKings
11-21-2011, 05:04 AM
so far im disappointed with this list :eyes:

I'm kind of feeling the same way. My 2 favorite hip hop albums have already been named.


There's still room for Tech N9ne's entire catalogue.

Still don't get why people like this guy.

Sepultura69
11-21-2011, 07:54 AM
so far im disappointed with this list :eyes:

Why? Because Your favorite hip hop albums haven't been listed so far? Give me a fuckin' break, bro. I'm not listing random albums that you might happen to love. I'm actually listing important real Fuckin Albums that should heard by anyone that is trying to get into REAL authentic 100% Hip hop. 2nd off....If you are disappointed with the list, stop looking at this thread then. And if the list disappoints you that much then just go make your own list or something. And FYI, quit fuckin assuming so much bro. Asking me if If there is going to be any DR. DRE is just as stupid as asking me if any of ICE cubes first 3 records are going to be on this list, of course. When? Well...that's up to me and how important the album is for me....Same with 2pac. As for Tech Nine...meh Blood of King said it best


.Still don't get why people like this guy.
Agreed. I have had many times and chances to see him in concert at hip hop festivals but I decided to bail out on his set to go to another stage to see a much more prominent act such as Masta killa of wu tang or Nas. Sorry Epidemic Reign, no Tech nine on this list, so I guess this is the part where you stop looking at this thread now. Hope you enjoyed it while i lasted, probably not but oh well, Take care my brother. :fist:


.
I'm kind of feeling the same way. My 2 favorite hip hop albums have already been named

So because your 2 favorite hip hop albums have been listed that means you're going to totally ignore the other 48 albums being Posted? I see....that's like me telling JRA I'm really disappointed with his top 100 list because all my favorite metal albums have been listed so far thus causing me to have no interest in checking out the other albums being posted for the remainder of the list..

Meh it's all good folks. I really could give 2 shits if you guys are happy or not with the list(since every couple of posts I get someone nagging about how their favorite artist hasn't been posted on here yet). If you don't consider Fugees Score, Run DMC raising Hell, Grave diggaz 6 feet deep, krs's debut with Rakim and Eric Bs Prominent debut as some pretty important hip hop record well then damn I have no idea what to tell you. I guess the only thing I could tell you is to go back to listening to your Slim Shadys, Tech nines and 50 cents.

JRA
11-21-2011, 08:23 AM
I guess I'm more of the inverse of the complaints in that I'm waiting for my favorites to show up but in a just world you have to wait til the end to see them. So it's a "necessary evil" of impaitience. :D

Sepultura69
11-21-2011, 08:53 AM
27. Reachin' (A New Refutation of Time and Space)

Group: Digable Planets
Artist: Butterfly, Doodle Bug, Mecca the Lady Bug
Recorded: 1992-1993
Released: 1993
Ablum Title: Reachin' (A New Refutation of Time and Space)

http://1.bp.blogspot.com/_R-wex9j3--g/Spet4pet31I/AAAAAAAACGw/QYRr-9qPoe0/s1600/Digable+Planets+-+Reachin+%5BCover%5D.jpg

Digable planets is a very jazzy, groovy, soulfull and very laid back hip hop album that was released in 1993. These 3 jazz cats are so groovy and laidback that it would be a crime to label these guys anything else. A lot of people are probably familiar with "Return of the Slick" which was the single of this album(and its appeared on some video games as well). Just like a tribe called quest, these guys were all about anti-violence, just grooving out to the funk of it and chillin with your peepz down the underground. Lady Buggs chillax flow with Butterfly and Doodle buggs grooved out lyrics keeps you boggin your head beat after beat as they groove out to some of the most jazziest and laid back tunes since this side of "alternative hip hop". They talk about a wide arrange of things from the groovyness and coolness that they were born with on the classic "Rebirth of the Slick", abortions "La Femme Fatel", Comparring herb with classic Funk music on the classic "Nickel Bag", ect. Also the beats on this album a very very HEAVILY Sample based, almost everything on this album sounds like it came from a Kool in the gang record. Great hip hop record and definitely one of the most grooviest most laid back rap albums to come out of "Alternative hip hop".

Good To Be here
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_OgtXynwTEg

Rebirth of the Slick
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TTXogy3WepM

Jimmy Diggin' Cats
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xRaTyccRt5E


@JRA. Your favorite hip hop albums happen to also be some of my favorite hip hop albums too. 2 OF THOSE ALBUMS played a huge important role for me during my early teen years when I was living in the Middle East(Tehran/Iran). INFACT, Since I started out as a member on this board back in october, me and you have had many random conversations on these two albums(last time I checked, one of those records happens to be your favorite hip hop album of all time...it also happens to be one of mine as well good sir) But meh Will get into those messy rants once those albums appear on the list ;):rocker: :fist:
Speaking of which...If it wasn't for these two records, Chances are I would have never gotten into real hip hop. and more importantly, it was INFACT THESE TWO ALBUMS that exapanded my horizens and showed me a new path, a new door to open and check out....these two albums by themselves opened the door and showed me that there is something out there and its called real hip hop....And i have to thank these two albums Immensely because if it wasn't for these album I wouldn't be the hip hop/metal head fanatic that I am today.....but like i said...will get into those albums later...

anyways, INB4 "IMMADBECAUSEMYFAVORITEALBUMDIDN'TMAKEITONTHELIST" :tongue: :hecho::D

Natrlhi
11-21-2011, 08:58 AM
^ Oh fuck yes. I used to own that schmoove-ass record. Shitchyeah.

Sepultura69
11-21-2011, 09:06 AM
^ Oh fuck yes. I used to own that schmoove-ass record. Shitchyeah.

REALLY? You of all people? Never really pictured you to be into this type of stuff. Good stuff man. It's cool seeing other people such as yourself that actually dig this music(especially seeing how you're an old timer that has seen some of the greatest metal bands of all time and more importantly, you got to see them in their prime!). so, for that I give you a :fist:

300%_Density
11-21-2011, 08:25 PM
Still don't get why people like this guy.

Try living a few hours away from & going to shows in Kansas City. They dude is treated like the 2nd coming. If Manks actually read this thread he'd agree.

Epidemic Reign
11-22-2011, 12:28 AM
Try living a few hours away from & going to shows in Kansas City. They dude is treated like the 2nd coming. If Manks actually read this thread he'd agree.

I don't know how many douchey white kids there are in Kansas City, but here in Phoenix you can pretty much find all of them at the Tech N9ne show when he's in town. Despite the fact that he's a fantastic performer, you'll never find me at another Tech show just because of all the douchey, degenerate fucking white kids.

I don't really listen to him anymore anyway, that was a bit of a phase for me. Once in a while I'll play it just for the nostalgia, it brings back memories of lots of great parties and drunken nights with friends. Fuckin' Caribou Lou!

Sepultura69
11-25-2011, 11:44 PM
26. The INFAMOUS

Group: Mobb Deep
Members: Prodigy and Havoc
Produced:Havoc, Q-Tip
Recorded: 1994-1995
released: 1995
Album: The Infamous

http://www.freecodesource.com/album-cover/51wKigdS6eL/Mobb-Deep-The-Infamous.jpg

"The Infamous is the second studio album by the American hip hop duo Mobb Deep, released on April 25, 1995, on Loud Records. The album features guest appearances by Nas, Wu-Tang Clan members Raekwon and Ghostface Killah, A Tribe Called Quest member Q-Tip, and close Mobb Deep affiliate Big Noyd. Embedded with hyper-visual lyricism, dark soundscapes, gritty narratives, and hard beats, it marked Mobb Deep's transition from a relatively unknown rap duo to an influential and commercially successful one.

The album's haunting style, defined by its evocative melodies, rugged beats, and lyrics dealing with crime and poverty in inner-city neighborhoods reflected the dark side of New York's urban landscape in a manner that receiveed special recognition and critical praise. Along with albums such as Enter the Wu-Tang (36 Chambers), Illmatic and Ready to Die, The Infamous is widely credited as a major contributor to the East Coast Renaissance. Furthermore, the album is credited with helping to redefine the sound of hardcore hip-hop, using its production style, which incorporated eerie piano loops, distorted synthesizers, eighth-note hi-hats, and sparse bass lines"

meh I'm pretty lazy from work... dont really feel like making a long rant so ill make it quick..kina

When Mobb Deep first blew up in the rap scene they were just two lil' juvinile delinquents who released a shitty childish and pretty forgettable debut album in 1993. Prodigy and Havoc scrapped that B.S and recorded the INFAMOUS from 94-95 in which we see two much older and much more mature Havoc and Prodigy. More importantly we see the two mcs talking about the raw gritty hard times living in New york, brooklyn(home of the coffins as Prodigy would call it). What really makes this album epic is the way these two cats spit about the scary hard rugged trife life that they go through and if you dont know what the fuck "Trife life" is or the meaning then check out the classic and parnoia masterpiece that is "Trife life", or The gritty deep bassed jazzy ruff depressed tunes in "Cradle to the Grave", or what about them rapping with q-tip from a tribe called quest about their good all days with E&J and all their favorite liquor of sorts on the q-tip produced "DRINK THE PAIN AWAY", Fuck the haters who say this shouldn't be on the list, this is ONE of many classics that took east n.y rap to a whole other level and put EAST N.Y hip hop and importantly THE EAST COAST on the map for Hip hop along with Wu tang and biggie smalls. It's horrible of whats become of Prodigy and Havoc(selling out and joining G-unit and ect :hecho::hecho:)but goddamn did they released two epic records and you cannot deny Havocs skills. Holy shit that man can dig through some dusty fucking crates as he pulls out some of the darkest, most haunting and chillest Instrumentals I have ever heard on a fucking record or hip hop album alone. Havoc is a definite top producer, as a rapper he's not bad and does have some really deep stuff to say but you just leave that mostly to prodigy and speaking of which...That fool can spit hard like the bite you get from a snake piercing through your arm, feeling the venom as its spewing inside your skin. Basically to put simply.. PRODIGY is a wicked mc and one of top to hold it down during the early era of East NY/Hardcore hip hop. THE INFAMOUS is exactly what it is...it is infamous and a record no hip hop head should go with out. this and "hell on earth" are Mobb deeps magnum opus and some of the best hip hop music ever put on a record.


All these songs must be played at maximum volume :rocker:

An Eye For An Eye Feat Raekwon the Chef & Nas
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EmoX5o7cbXA

Right back at you feat Ghost face killah & Raekwon the Chef
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gDe6UxghxKA

Cradle to the Grave
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aPE7pfcEkwA

Trife Life
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6rve9-hrt_E

Drink away the Pain Feat Q-tip
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T_PANWkHTT8

41st Side(the start of your ending)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5_0JRXlzReA#809189D2-7517-4af1-BAF0-1A36C3BB8640&numResults=50&command=%20m_objCurrentDocument.getElementById%28% 27veohrecs_fr%27%29.style.height%20%3D%20%27107px% 27%3B%20m_objCurrentDocument.getElementById%28%27V eoh_SpaceDiv%27%29.style.height%20%3D%20%2712px%27 %3B%20m_objCurrentDocument.getElementById%28%27Veo hCompass.LoadingDiv%27%29.style.height%20%3D%20%27 0px%27%3B%20m_objCurrentDocument.getElementById%28 %27VeohCompass.LoadingDiv%27%29.style.display%20%3 D%20%27none%27%3B

SURVIVAL OF THE FITTEST
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i9ZykEJuFrI

Shook Ones Pt II
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fEnDRp4-idQ

adamclark52
11-26-2011, 04:42 AM
I support this thread as long as Wu-Tang Clans '36 Chambers' is in the top 5. Preferably #1.

300%_Density
12-19-2011, 10:01 AM
Sep you had a good thing going. 26 was almost a month ago. Want more!!!!!

Sepultura69
01-19-2012, 12:31 AM
Sep you had a good thing going. 26 was almost a month ago. Want more!!!!!

Sorry my brotha. but this thread is gonna be on hold for awhile. I already have the last 25 planned out. I could just PM you the last 25 albums, but that would spoil all the fun now would it? :D

Anyways folks, sorry to be dickhead but I'm a put this thread on "an extended vacation" as JRA would put it. But this thread should be done by the summer hopefully. Probably not, I donno. But it will be finished some day.

:hmm:

masterguy49
01-19-2012, 04:05 AM
Sorry my brotha. but this thread is gonna be on hold for awhile. I already have the last 25 planned out. I could just PM you the last 25 albums, but that would spoil all the fun now would it? :D

Anyways folks, sorry to be dickhead but I'm a put this thread on "an extended vacation" as JRA would put it. But this thread should be done by the summer hopefully. Probably not, I donno. But it will be finished some day.

:hmm:

Damn, I was relying on this list to know what Hip-Hop albums to get.

jd091
02-06-2012, 10:19 PM
Bumping because I've been getting into way more of this style of music, and your recommendations help me out a lot. Hopefully someday we'll see an end to this list! :snivel:

christopher
02-06-2012, 10:47 PM
Bumping because I've been getting into way more of this style of music, and your recommendations help me out a lot. Hopefully someday we'll see an end to this list! :snivel:

Look up Dead Prez, they're a band you'll love them and their lyrics.

hellawaits77ny
02-07-2012, 12:20 AM
I'll definately follow it once you start to update again.

Sepultura69
02-16-2012, 07:22 PM
25: DOOM

Group: MOOD
Members: Hi Tech, Jahson, Main Flow & Dante
Producer:Hi Tech
Recorded: 1995-1996
Released:1997
Album: DOOM

http://images.junostatic.com/full/CS1371012-02A-BIG.jpg

MOOD is an underground Hip Hop collective that consists of 4 members, DJ Hi Teck, Dante, Main Flow and jahson. It also features a very young and very unknown "talib kweli" at the time, much before he went on to make underground and mainstream success with Black starr(with founding member Mos Deff) and his solo career in early 2000s and so on. But lets rewind back to the mid 90s shall we. Filled with sinister rich epic hip hop loops, backed up with epic lyrics and songs that deal with street crime to philosophical apocalyptic doom, with lyrics that range from hallucinations of satan to epic drug cartel stories and drug deals gone hay wire, The album "DOOM" is exactly how this group makes you feel in certain tracks, that feeling of doom..but in a very laid back "underground" sound that only a group like "Mood can bring you...to set the mood.


Esoteric Manuscript
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5TD6IRjI2l4

KARMA
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wpH0lE5gbiU

Industry Lies
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_jBIQOnif00

Sacred Pt 1 *Just go to the 3:40 mark. This song is not that great but at the three minute and 40 second mark it switches sounds/beats/atmosphere everything, and hi tech comes in to drop a quick verse, the only song he is in and this beat is just so beautiful and sinister and his raps are just deep, dark and hits you hard. "All these teachers and preachers, they down with the police in the night time they shooting up dope and drinking white wines, to give the pipes lines blame it on the crack fiends, and Black teens getting "As'" from the vaccines" . Too bad the the last part of the song is so goddamn short! That fucking beat is beautiful!!!
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vYp25wnla9Q

Cincinnati
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xu4KYkDOj7s

GarageMetal468
02-17-2012, 11:38 AM
I actually checked Mood out and it was actually some good stuff! If that was just 25, I'm really curious to see what's higher up! Please continue on with this!

Sepultura69
03-02-2012, 12:39 PM
24. The Predator

Artist: Ice Cube
Recorded: 1991-1992
Released: 1992
Album: The Predator

http://respecta.net/uploads/posts/2010-09/1284230799_ice-cube-predator-front.jpg

Not guilty the filthy devils tried ta kill me
When the news get to the hood then niggas will be
hotter than cayenne pepper, cuss, bust
Kickin up dust is a must
I can't trust a cracker in a blue uniform
Stick a nigga like a unicorn
Vaugn, wicked, Lawrence Powell, foul
Cut his fuckin throat and I smile
Go to Simi Valley and surely
somebody knows the address of the jury
Pay a little visit, "Who is it?" (Who is Ice Cube?)
"Can I talk to the grand wizard?" then boom
Make him eat the barrel, modern day feral
Now he's zipped up like leather tuscadero
Pretty soon we'll catch Sergeant Coon
Shoot him in the face, run up in him witta broom
Stick prick, devils ain't shit
Introduce his ass to the AK40 dick
Two dazed niggas layin in the cut
To get some respect we had to tear this muthafucka up - ICE CUBE

This is not only Ice cubes Greatest work But on this record we see an Angry, political, Fight the power, raise your fist in the air, "fuck the system and fuck the police too" ice cube. The Ice cube that a lot of people such as myself grew to love in the early 90s. Forget the "are we there yet" PG-Disney filled ice cube. That is the Ice Cube that we see today...

today we see a multi million billion dollar making main stream sellout who stars in shitty films and makes lame poppy mainstream friendly music. That my friends is the ice cube that we see today, sadly. That's what happens when you make a shit ton of money, the success and fame gets to you. What's even worst is that ice Cub has a giant vulture of fans that only listen to his more pop-oriented mainstream commercial crap. He has created enough music where he actually has two kinds of fan base. The ones that wanna hear his shit from 1987-1994(like myself)...and the ones that want to hear his music from 1997 and so on. It's a damn shame really. I went to see Ice cube with my ex GF back in 2008 at a rap fest. It really showed where he stands as far as his fans are concerned. His set was filled with horrific commercialized radio bullshit, I didn't know any of the songs that he was playing sadly.. Nothing from his 1987-94' discog was played other than "today was a good day" which is like his MOST WELL KNOWN SONG EVER....I felt jipped to say the least because we mainly went to see ice cube and ice cube only(well, she went to for the other shitty acts like Chris Brown and lil wayne but oh god we are not going to go into that)... Out of the 20 songs that he played, he only played ONE OLD SCHOOL song...but anyways enough flash back talking...

Lets rewind back to the early 90s for a second. Back in the 90s Ice cube really tried to make a name for him self and he truly did, releasing 3 classic Solo Records that will go down as some of Hip Hops most angriest politicly infused rap albums to ever hit the streets since, shit well you tell me nigga.

The Predator truly showcases Ice Cube at his most raw, most angriest, Most cynical, and put simply....HE IS JUST DOWN RIGHT PISSED. And I don't mean just pissed

HE IS PISSED THE FUCK OFF.

That why I love this record so much. Not just because of the dynamic Old school jazzy hip hop beats and beautifully laced rugged instrumentals...But its also the angry yellings and words coming out of Cubes Foul mouth that gives those beats the "extra" strength and adds that raw dirtiness that makes this album stand out -oh so very much. This is...to make it simple

Ice Cubes Most pissed off record ever.

Seriously, after this album i feel Like cube declined lyrically and started falling for the masses(of the mainstream of course) which explains why he changed his style for the worst after the mid 90s were finished and over with. It's a really a damn shame because This album is filled with one Pissed off song after another. You can just tell this man is fucking pissed the fuck off with the system and the mis treatings of the black youths/black nation during the early 90s. I love that so much, it's like cube wants everyone to know how fucking mad he is at the world with the way the world has been treating blacks and black society, especially since this was recorded during the infamous and very important "Rodney king/Police Beatings" which then escalated into the war-zone driven 1992 Los angeles Riots which took place in April 1992. For those that don't know, i will make a quick run down.. Rodney king was some black dude who got pulled over and beatin to a bloody pulp by 3 police officers. He did absolutely nothing wrong, they just pulled the poor guy over for nothing and beat him tell he had no image on his face left.... the police officers ended up getting the "non guilty" verdict from the judge, which led to the infamous "LA RIOTS" which can be heard and talked about in songs like "we had to tear this mother fucker up". Easily one of Cubes Greatest songs and probably my favorite song that he has ever written and recorded. FUCK THE POLICE

*It should also be noted that this album was recorded and released during the 1992 Los Angeles Riots that took place on April 29th 1992 which escalated over the unjustified beating of a black male by 3-4 police officers. I'm giving a much more retarded shortened version of this whole ordeal but For those interested, here is a link if you are interested in reading up about this important event
1992 LA RIOTS/Rodney King Beating (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1992_Los_Angeles_riots)

I just gotta say it again, sorry guys, i know i been repeating my self but goddamn..one of the main reasons I love this album so much is because of Ice Cubes Voice, and his voice ALONE. You can just hear it in his voice in songs like "We had to tear this mother fucker up" and "Who Got the Camera" just how fucking pissed off he is. i THINK i have made myself pretty clear that he is pissed the fuck off on this record. The kind of "pissed off" where you just wanna grab the head of a rooster and tear that roosters fucking head off and spew it on the floor while you stomp its body on the curb and stomp a mud hole in it's ass. THAT KIND OF "PISSED OFF"

THIS ALBUM WILL MAKE YOU WANNA RAISE YOUR FIST IN THE AIR AND SAY

"FUCK THE MAN!!!" :fist:

"FUCK THE SYSTEM, AND FUCK THE POLICE, AND IF YOU GOTTA MOM OR DAD THAT IS PART OF THE POLICE SQUAD, WELL FUCK THEM TOO, OH AND YOUR KIDS? YEAH FUCK THEM TOO, NIGGA, fuck all a y'all" :fist:

Just hearing this record makes wanna BREAK STUFF(LOL limp bizket):flame:

Cube Is pissed and he is pissed off for a good reason and he definitely gets all of his frustration and anger OUT off this classic Record. A Record I recommend any Metalsetlist companion to check out. Cypress Hills DJ Muggs also joins in on the ONES and TWOZ to drop some magnificent epic Hip Hop Instrumentals for Cube to bark out his problems of the evils that lurk on earths worldly ways. Another thing I love about this album is not only do we have the politicly charged "fuck the system, THE GOVERNMENT IS GENOCIDE" songs, but we also have some of Cubes most laid back, most relaxing songs to grace the sound of hip hop, especially during early 1992. I'm 100% certain that a lot of people on this forum has heard the song "TODAY WAS A GOOD DAY" Which was the single of this album and went onto be a huge radio hit, they still play it on the radio to this day. Classic, just classic.

Anyways thats the rant of the day. Ice Cubes first two records are undeniable classics, but on this one he just took it to another level and elevated his style with elevated beats, raps and leaves you with this "FUCK THE SYSTEM" attitude that you just can't help but "feel" for what he's saying. He is just so angry and this is a side of ice cube that we will never ever see again, but goddamn i'm glad it can be heard on this album....THE PREDATOR....Ice Cubes Magnum Opus.

FUCK THE SYSTEM :hmm:


We Had To Tear This Mother Fucker Up
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=efrM6DK8vbA

The Predator
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8IFOcybFyNw

CHECK YO SELF
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SmHkPXZMlts

Today was a Good Day
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8CPlF-IEkXQ

A Gangster Fairy Tale PT II
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FfOEgM4HC_c

Who Got The Camera?
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DeFHMVWaYsc

Now I gotta Wet Ya
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fYHo4Ty2F_8

Don't Trust Em'
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=psaO6loePaA


23 ALBUMS LEFT!! W00t w00t!!!:tongue:

Sepultura69
03-12-2012, 09:48 AM
23. Legal Drug Money


Group: Lost Boyz
Members: Mr. Cheeks. Freaky Tigh, Pretty Lui, DJ spigg nice
Recorded: 1994-1995
Released 1995
Album title: Legal Drug money

http://images.hhv.de/catalog/detail_big/00015/15210.jpg

"the rough times will remain in my brain
I make it hard to maintain, tearing clowns out the frame
I been away for mad peoples thought I fell
But I just came back from my visit in hell
I seen the demon and we chatted,
about this and that And other foul things that never mattered
He said it's time to get ya props But still watch ya back from jealous fellas and them crooked type cops
So yo I did what he got it, police never reported The day they found my little man Shawn snorted
Some kids slit his throat for a little coke But we caught the suspect, 911 is a joke
But listen that's how it goes on the street, man You can't be beat, us real fellas gotta eat With selling drugs, busting shots, how local thugs Money we divided, now they works under works from the ghetto" - The Lost Boyz

The Lost Boys are a hip hop group hailing from the dirty parts of New york. They fall in the same category as most of the albums that have been posted on here. By that i mean 90% of there songs deal with the struggles of the urban ghetto life and what they do to make ends meat. What makes this album stand out from a lot of other albums that were using the same formula is how these guys present them selves. Their raps about poverty, and growing up in the hard rough parts of new york is told in such a laid back tone that they sound almost as if they love the ghetto. And speaking of which, they do. A lot of the songs on this album either deal with the dangers and risks in living in the ghetto but there are also some nice "warm welcoming" songs that have the members boast about their love for their dirty poverty stricken society. It also goes with out saying that the production on this album is very jazzy, very laid back and smooth, even on the more "serious" songs. Mr. Cheeks and Freaky Tight are not even close to the most complex rappers or lyricist but they do have a nice tone and flow that make them stand out from other MCs that were coming out of NY at the time(and believe me in the mid 90s, hip hop was exploding with all sorts of upcoming acts in NY), also their voices just fit the gritty atmosphere that this record holds. One Ghetto Song after another, The Lost Boyz present an album with the kind of atmosphere that you would find in the dirtiest most rotten outskirts of New York city, where hookers and drug dealers play crabs and black jacks... and their raps about making that "LEGAL DRUG MONEY" and making it to the top will have you sucked in until the album is over. The Lost Boyz do what they gotta do to make that Legal Drug Money. Even if it means doing things that are not every "Legal"... GET IT FOLKS.

Legal Drug Money
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VUtPqwpQVH8

Straight From The Ghetto
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=efgc0a8DbEc

1,2,3(Thousand Problems)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M_rvHNCgzN4

Lifestyles of the Rich and Shameless
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=USEn5IlZK44

*Alot of people will probably not agree with a lot of the stuff being on this list which is alright with me as long as it's alright with you ;)



22 awesome albums left :hmm:

Sepultura69
03-12-2012, 12:37 PM
22. The Unseen

Artist: Madlib
Producer: Madlib
Recorded:????
Released: 2000
Album title: THE UNSEEN

http://1.bp.blogspot.com/_sTKrvhk-hcc/SxVSiubzdvI/AAAAAAAAADo/aJy6zfGr8Io/s1600/The-Unseen-by-Quasimoto_QbtyzGIPtrwx_full.jpg

:stoned:

The best way I can describe this album is heavily psychedelic, jazzy, laid back, very "stoney", psychedelic spaced out production with lots of very stoned out instrumentals with a voice that may be hard for some to digest. The Unseen is a jazzy stoned out psychedelic masterpiece by hip hop Artist and Producer Madlib. He goes by bunch of different names and alter egos. Kind of a weird cat. But make no mistake about it, he makes some pretty epic tunes and is a very talented producer.

It should also be noted that Madlib recorded this entire album under the influence of Magic Mushrooms on a two week mushroom binge while recording this album.:lol:

Anyways, back to the real shit. The album is filled with spaced out dark yet up lifting heavy jazzy tunes with Madlib spitting raps as his alter ego "quasi moto". When he raps as quasimoto he changes his voice, it can sound pretty annoying and it might be hard for some to digest but I personally love it. Fits well with the albums weeded out spacey production. A lot of great bangers, my personal favorite is JAZZ CATS PT 1 which has both Madlib and his alter ego Quasi moto talking about getting blunted and listening to all their favorite jazz musicians and jazz artists from Herbie hancock to john Coltrane to shit, you name them they say em'. Another classic track is "return of the loop digga" which has Madlib looping out all kinds of jazzy tunes from the 60s era in a classic track which has a funny middle-break involving Madlib at a jazz store asking abunch of questions, ahaha, AND goes into an epic sinister instrumental with Madlib spitting out flows from all directions!!. I think a lot of people should check this album out just for its super spacey jazzy production created by Madlib, and it may take awhile to get use to Quasimotos voice. But the album is a straight classic.

Easily one of the best albums of all time. :rocker:

Bad Character
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CRom68p_okM

Jazz Cats Pt 1
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eSrj_IztkyY&feature=related

Astro Travellin'
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i3LfTX7d7K8

Return of the Loop Digga
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MH_2apOP4WM

Blitz(AKA with out weed)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6p0OfYbFSqI

Low Class Conspiracy.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iEHRz_4ROLQ

Boom Music
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eQ-n_y6MStQ

Bluffin
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jLELiLIMWws

Microphone Mathmatics
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qn_ZsThb8lM

DementedX14
04-11-2012, 05:25 PM
This needs to continue. :snivel:

mankvill
04-11-2012, 05:31 PM
Can you just cut to the end and post 36 Chambers as #1 now please?!

Sepultura69
04-19-2012, 12:47 PM
21. Enta Da Stage

Group: Black Moon
Members: Buck shot, DJ EVIL DEE and 5 foot assassin
Producer: DJ Evil Dee
Recorded: 1992-1993
Released: 1993
Title: ENTA DA STAGE

http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-mqFYVXv2L1c/TY9p3FApJpI/AAAAAAAAAn0/ANHgbLdi_kA/s1600/blackmoon_entadastage_LRG.jpg

"The devil Lurks and my heart irks for the hell, look into the eyes of a nigga who fell" - Buckshot

One of the Dirtiest, grittiest and most urban Underground Hip hop records of all time. The gritty Urban rusty as nails production backed up by DJ EVIL Dee is so haunting and jazzy that those dusted beats almost give off a euphoric jazzy head knobbing hypnotique groove that you can't stop your head from bobbing up and down too. Buck shots crazy looped out Skizophrenic lyrics on urban hood life in the early 90s accommodates well with Evil Dees hard rugged instrumentals. The scratches, lyrics and beats give off a hard rusty urban gritty image, like as if you are lost in the heart of the most dirtiest parts of the most lower outskirts of East new york, and you're just lost in that crazy maze of Crack heads, Fiends, Slaves, Corruption and my god this album stands out in such a way that it will go down as a timeless classic in underground Hip hop. Filled with some of the grittiest most darkest TWAKED out instrumentals ever created, backed up with some awesome menacing raps that deal with hallucinations of slaves, corruption, trying to make Money money and take money money, Fuck me, talking about just one do shit, the songs speak for them selves. I urge anyone on this board that is trying to seriously consider hip hop is an alternative after Heavy Metal to seriously consider checking this out. I think some of the most hardcore of hardcore metal heads will find them selves head boning to the Classics such as "HOW MANY MCS must get dissed", or the super paranoia and schizophrenic atmosphere shown in "Slave".

INTERESTING FACT :tongue:
I saw Black Moon last year at Rock The Bells 2011 in San bernadino California at the end of August.. They performed this entire album from start to finish, easily one of the best parts of show for me and was easily the highlight of the night. Hearing all the songs played on this record from start to finish was just incredible and seeing Black Moon in person is an experience that I will never forget, especially considering how obscure and old school these guys are, THEY NEVER PLAY OUT SIDE OF NEW YORK!!! So for me to have the opportunity to hear this entire classic record performed from start to finish is something i'll never forget, definitely up there in same level of Awesomeness when I saw Slayer Perform all of Seasons in the Abyss at the American Carnage tour with Testament and Megadeth.

All these songs should be blasted at maximum volume with the Bass beyond Boom bappin in yo face, "NOW COMMENCE THE STAGE" - buckshot

How Many MCS
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5UJf7eul3Ns

Slave
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d0QUx8oN8wc

SON GET WREC
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=se-0YI2yX58

Black Smiff N-Wessun
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4-PQO2L2yg0

I gotcha Open
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A3H2N5nUqsk

Enta Da Stage
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vLD-v6fiKJw

20 Awesome Records left. Hope everyone is enjoying this thread as much as I am. :D

300%_Density
04-24-2012, 07:51 PM
Can you just cut to the end and post 36 Chambers as #1 now please?!

Shut it whitey!!!

Sepultura69
04-29-2012, 09:18 AM
20. The Chronic

Artist: Dr. Dre
Producer: Dr. Dre
Recorded:1992
Released:1992
Album title: THE CHRONIC

http://3.bp.blogspot.com/_ShwGN6S9CCo/TNRRCE9wfxI/AAAAAAAAANg/N9vL-9Prk9M/s1600/cover.jpg

A G-Funk-classic masterpiece of epic proportions...

One of a few albums on this list that won't need any sort of introduction or sloppy summary. Almost every person on this board knows a thing or two about this record and the legacy it holds. Those that don't can take this nice sample of this piece of art and learn a thing or two on the history of the G FUNK ERA of old school rap, and the LEGEND that is DR DRE.. It blows me away that Dr. Dre has only released 2 albums in his 25 + year career in hip hop, This(1992) and 7 Years later he would out do himself and release the Mainstream classic 2001 also known as THE CHRONIC:2001(1999), But of course, he has produced over 234,0320,4934,0384 albums for other artists though(Eminem, 50 Cent, NWA, DOC, Tupac Shakur just to name a few, and that's not even close to a few ahahah, DR DRE IS LEGENDARY). Definitely one of the greatest albums of all time. I really could give a rats ass who the next person is to bust a post about how this should be on the top 5 albums instead of the top 20, this is my opinion and not yours so just deal with it, and enjoy the ride, Speaking of which, some of you folks should jam out to the grooviness of "LET ME RIDE" which is on this classic album, probably one of the best songs to jam in your car while strolling down the freeway, lighting a fat joint and blazing it to the dome while scoping out the hunnies roaming down the streets. Dr. Dre revolutionized the g funk era of old school hip hop with this masterpiece. It should also be noted that this album features a very young, 18 year old Snoop Dog at the time, before he went onto be a big pop selling sell out who makes horrific music, blows me away that Snoop Dawg was only fucking 18 years old when he recorded this album with Dr Dre...anyways, there ya have it, GET IT FOLKS, Smoke a nice one to the dome while you're bumping' this, OH SHIT, 19 RECORDS LEFT.

By the way I just feel like dropping my two cents since this is the only thread where i can leave random posts like this...

But..

when it comes to the Three Greatest Hip Hop Producers of all time, in all of hip hop. My top 3 are usually

1. Dj Premier from the LEGENDARY Gang starr!
2.RZA from the legendary WU TANG CLAN!!
3. Dr. Dre

I consider myself a pretty big hip hop connoisseur of sorts, and i have listened to over 203,4932,483204 hip hop records from 1986-1999 since 2003 when I first got introduced to the wonderful world of hip hop music, and I'm a pretty hard person to get to say what is the best and what isn't, and i can safely tell you from my 10 years of listening to Hip Hop, that no one makes more epic instrumentals, epic beats, and all around incredible dynamic visceral music like these 3 mother fuckers, no one even comes close to these 3. Dr Dre, DJ Premier, and The RZA are hands down, the three greatest hip hop producer ever, no one even touches these dudes skills of instrumentals and beat making craftsmanship. These three make beats and instrumentals that are so brilliant and complex that even using the word complex would be an understatment. That's my 2 cents for ya. Oh yeah, I really appreciate the people that are scoping this thread out, really means a lot, hope I turns some of you metal heads into some great alternative music. :fist:

Let Me Ride
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9_ejSOsr08Y

A nigga with a gun
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gT9Oq3ISjfs

Rat-Tat-Tat-Tat
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Kk36AY6rDO4

Little Ghetto Boys
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ne8-mwYkXQ0&feature=fvst

Stranded on Death Row
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Cgq6HicBdgM

jd091
04-29-2012, 09:22 AM
This post is so awesome.

300%_Density
04-29-2012, 09:24 AM
1. Dj Premier from the LEGENDARY Gang starr!


:agree:

street_burial
04-29-2012, 10:35 AM
Dre! :party::party::party::party:

christopher
05-20-2012, 06:01 PM
Can you just cut to the end and post 13 Chambers as #1 now please?!

Wugazi is pretty awesome, but I'm not sure its worthy of being #1 ;)

John The Drummer
05-21-2012, 04:04 PM
The Chronic at only 20!?!?! Ok.... 19-1 BETTER be insanely amazing :mad:

dcmetal108
05-21-2012, 07:44 PM
I always had a hard time really loving The Chronic. What's wrong with me haha.

Sepultura69
05-21-2012, 11:38 PM
The Chronic at only 20!?!?! Ok.... 19-1 BETTER be insanely amazing :mad:

I wouldn't hold your breath on it. Almost every album that I post I usually end up getting 2 to 3 posts from someone bitching about how the thread is disappointing, or how this album shouldn't be there and that one should be at number one instead of this one being at this number and ect, ect. But the next 19 albums are all amazing, no matter what you think. Will eventually get into that...

I'm more excited about posting my number one, which i will eventually. It is IN MY OPINOIN....The greatest hip hop record ever released, period. I was fortunate enough to meet one of the members from this group that was on this album(at a small bar in 2009, it was at a KRS-one show, but he showed up out of no where and did a song or two, and then went off stage and hanged out at the bar, which is when i proceeded to go up to him, and i also bought him a drink) and it was an honor for me to sprout like a little girl all around him and tell him how much this album means so much to me and how he, his group and the album is amongst the greatest hip hop record of all time, and one of the best albums period, of any fucking genre. It is the greatest hip hop/rap cd ever created and it shits on pretty much anything that is coming out now, came out back then, the last gen, new gen and so on, and took the level of heightened beats and elevated lyrics to all whole other dementia. This hip hop album is better than anything that is posted on here. But that says a lot cause these records are all epic cd's. My number one will also probably be the longest entry out of all the albums being posted, I will also name that member and the group once i get to my number one, and i can't wait to tell that story in full detail about how I met him at the bar, which leads to another story with that exact same artist(From this group that happens to be on my number one with their release of the greatest hip hop album ever made). But anyways don't wanna spoil much. Sorry i haven't updated this thread. The combination of too much heavy metal music, shit load of work and almost no free time, and the fact that i'm kinda taking a vacation off of hip hop is keeping me from finishing it. But i will try and bang out all the cds before summer ends. No doubt about that.

I'll post number 19,18,17 and try to get down to 15 by the end of this week, hell i could do 19 now but i'm pretty tired from work, and pretty :stoned: at the moment, so some nice R AND R relaxation is to be done right now, good sir. :stoned:

GarageMetal468
05-22-2012, 07:24 AM
The same exact thing happened to me with my thrash metal list! "Metallica at #8 and Slayer at #7? You suck! There's no point in watching this anymore!" And what do you know, the last 6 introduced those people to awesome bands. The same thing goes for your list man. Whatever the remaining albums may be, I probably have not heard them and I'd love to check them out.

Sepultura69
05-22-2012, 09:13 AM
The same exact thing happened to me with my thrash metal list! "Metallica at #8 and Slayer at #7? You suck! There's no point in watching this anymore!" And what do you know, the last 6 introduced those people to awesome bands. The same thing goes for your list man. Whatever the remaining albums may be, I probably have not heard them and I'd love to check them out.

That thrash list was such a great read. Good stuff my man, got into a bunch a thrash acts that I never even heard. When the hell is the black Metal list coming out?

christopher
05-22-2012, 10:40 AM
I wouldn't hold your breath on it. Almost every album that I post I usually end up getting 2 to 3 posts from someone bitching about how the thread is disappointing, or how this album shouldn't be there and that one should be at number one instead of this one being at this number and ect, ect. But the next 19 albums are all amazing, no matter what you think. Will eventually get into that...

I'm more excited about posting my number one, which i will eventually. It is IN MY OPINOIN....The greatest hip hop record ever released, period. I was fortunate enough to meet one of the members from this group that was on this album(at a small bar in 2009, it was at a KRS-one show, but he showed up out of no where and did a song or two, and then went off stage and hanged out at the bar, which is when i proceeded to go up to him, and i also bought him a drink) and it was an honor for me to sprout like a little girl all around him and tell him how much this album means so much to me and how he, his group and the album is amongst the greatest hip hop record of all time, and one of the best albums period, of any fucking genre. It is the greatest hip hop/rap cd ever created and it shits on pretty much anything that is coming out now, came out back then, the last gen, new gen and so on, and took the level of heightened beats and elevated lyrics to all whole other dementia. This hip hop album is better than anything that is posted on here. But that says a lot cause these records are all epic cd's. My number one will also probably be the longest entry out of all the albums being posted, I will also name that member and the group once i get to my number one, and i can't wait to tell that story in full detail about how I met him at the bar, which leads to another story with that exact same artist(From this group that happens to be on my number one with their release of the greatest hip hop album ever made). But anyways don't wanna spoil much. Sorry i haven't updated this thread. The combination of too much heavy metal music, shit load of work and almost no free time, and the fact that i'm kinda taking a vacation off of hip hop is keeping me from finishing it. But i will try and bang out all the cds before summer ends. No doubt about that.

I'll post number 19,18,17 and try to get down to 15 by the end of this week, hell i could do 19 now but i'm pretty tired from work, and pretty :stoned: at the moment, so some nice R AND R relaxation is to be done right now, good sir. :stoned:

I'm guessing you saw RZA ;)

jd091
05-22-2012, 12:05 PM
I'm posting this in this thread because I feel like it

http://24.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_m49zv1k7T41qj8quko1_500.jpg

Sepultura69
05-22-2012, 01:13 PM
19. Tricks of The Shade

Group: The Goats
Members: Oatie Kato, Madd, and Sway AKA swayzack.
Producer: Oatie
Recorded: 1992
Released: 1992
Album title: Tricks of the Shade

http://jimmyluxury.com/tricksoftheshade.jpg

:cool:

"Columbus destroyed more Indians than Hitler killed Jews, but on his birthday we get sales on shoes" - Swayzack of the Goats, on the song TRICKS OF THE SHADE

"The goats were an alternative hip-hop quartet from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania U.S. Their members include rapper Oatie Kato (frontman) Madd ("MA-the-double-D") and Swayzack. Most members of the group were Aboriginal Americans and their concern with Aboriginal causes reflected in their texts

goats believed that Christopher Columbus was responsible for genocide, crimes against the Aboriginal inhabitants of pre-colonial America, including the rape of innocent women by his crew's anger was expressed in their "signature song Tricks of the Shade" with text "Columbus killed more Indians than Hitler killed Jews, but on his birthday you get sales of shoes "

They developed a cult following since the release of two renowned albums tricks Shade (1992) (produced by producenten Joe "The Butcher" Nicolo) and No Goats No Glory (1994) on Ruff House Records and Columbia Records, respectively, both are currently out of print

goats' political awareness found them compared to Public Enemy, although they were more playful (include a number of songs to sing praises marijuana à la Cypress Hill) and certainly less militant (although they expressed the nominal support of Louis Farrakhan) But where Public Enemy was exclusionary in its Afrocentric viewpoint goats were not anti-white, in itself, and instead advocated the responsibility of all non-white people to stand up for self-determination (including African Americans and the Aborigines that they themselves, as well as Latinos and especially Asian-Americans as they are portrayed as brothers-in-arms in their struggle as opposed to the werulenta against Asian racism of his contemporaries, Ice Cube)

They used skits on their first album to criticize U.S. President George HW Bush and as he backed up with the bourgeoisie and the proponents of the redneck mentality They were very vocal in his support for them who they believed had been the victim of racist status quo, including Nelson Mandela, Willie Horton murdered young Yusef Hawkins and particularly the imprisoned Aboriginal American activist Leonard Peltier

political affiliation was decidedly more liberal than what was fashionable at that time in hip-hop culture Oatie described himself as an opponent of homophobia in the song "TV Cops" (a position Palya publicly taken at the Ice-T if they were posted by Common in 2002 och Kanye West 2005) further their skit "Rovies Wade the SWORD SWALLOWER" and the following song "Aaah D Yaaa" was pro-choice songs concern the possible adverse consequences of a reversal of Roe v. Wade"

A very hard driven public enemy style hip hop record with a strong political "MMPPHFF" that is felt through out the entire album, including the weird and somewhat funny skits. All 3 members bring out a weird yet very unique tone in their voices, and shit that they spit. The goats were not only a very overtly polical hip hop trio, but they were also consider one of the first hip hop groups to have a backing live band. Not only did they have a backing live band, but they would tour all around with world with over 13-14 members, most of them being bassists, two drummers, guitarists ect. But that was more shown on their 2nd release NO GOATS NO GLORY which was released in 1994.

On this release, TRICKS OF THE SHADE, we see them go all out old school style, with Oatie Kato creating all the beats, samples and drum loops in such a rich crafty way. I personally like this a lot more than when they decided to get a live backing band for their 2nd album, speaking of which…. After the release of their debut The goats would soon become a hip hop duo as the founding member Oatie Kato had left the group due to the frustration on the group losing its political edge and going toward marijuana, weed driven stoner tunes, not only that, but Swayzack and Madd would spend hours upon hours smoking heavy amounts of marijuana which would cause the members to be far too high to go on stage and perform, except for Oatie who would always be ready 100% . Oatie was the only one who was still taking the group serious and was more politically driven than the other two members, while the other two members would spend too much time getting high and writing songs about getting baked or roasted. I remember reading a story about how swayzack and Madd were so stoned that they ended up falling a sleep on stage while performing a show, all this shenanigans and bullshit caused much frustration on Oatie, and the fact that the group were pretty much losing their political edge and becoming nothing more than a stoner band eventually made Oatie make the decision to leave the Goats while Madd and Swayzack still remained intact with the group.. After the release of their debut album the goats became a two man group with a backing live band. Swaysack and Madd were the only remaining members left with the rest of the members being random bassets, drummers, guitarist, keyboardist, ect.

In 1994 Madd and Swayzack released No Goats No Gloary. It still had the strong Politcal view points and songs that the goats were known for crafting, but sadly the album was also filled with way too many weed songs, making the album too cliche and giving it a lot of bad reviews and disappointing lots fans and critics, myself included. No Goats No Glory is not really worth checking out, especially when you hear their amazing debut album.

Everyone who is trying to get into alternative music outside of Heavy metal, death metal, Thrash metal, doom metal, drone metal, fag metal, core metal, BLACKEND DEATH THRASH GORE STONER DOOM DRONE TECHNICAL THRASHENDED BLACK NORWEGIAN Funeral metal, all that shit, well then look no farther because this is one of the greatest alternative hip hop albums ever made, very original, with a strong political edge poured from top to bottom on this epic release. ALL SONGS MUST BE PLAYED A MAXIMUM VOLUME. Don't bother listening to it if you can't blast this shit. The way its meant to be played!!

I think every single person that is checking this thread out should seriously check this album out, and more importantly I think everyone should click on the song "Tricks of the Shade", the beats, and the lyrics are so fucking hard, HARDER THAN the strongest aphrodisiac that you can think of, ahahahah. That opening bass line for Typical american should grab you by the nuts at hard that beat goes, with all the political rhymes that you can ask for. And the nice sexy lady voice being sampled through out the loop of "Watcha want iz what you get" is just a straight head nodder. This album is just fucking amazing top to finish.

"COLUMBUS DESTROYED MORE INDIANS THAN HITLERS KILLED JEWS BUT ON HIS BIRTHDAY YOU GET SALES ON SHOES", i mean cmon, that shit is hard.

INB4peoplebitchingaboutdisspaointmentinthethread

Tricks of The Shade
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iAyvj5g0aNg

TV Cops
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7Ls7U_AMu-Y

Typical American
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Gbg5F...eature=related

Whatcha got iz whatcha get
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OlR6FvnPOyw

Ahh D Yaa
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aV_uccJdhfg

Hip Hopolla
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JEnx3mOIurI

Wrong Pot 2 Piss in
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d6ZD-SjhCjg

JRA
05-22-2012, 01:42 PM
I wouldn't hold your breath on it. Almost every album that I post I usually end up getting 2 to 3 posts from someone bitching about how the thread is disappointing, or how this album shouldn't be there and that one should be at number one instead of this one being at this number and ect, ect. But the next 19 albums are all amazing, no matter what you think. Will eventually get into that...

I'm more excited about posting my number one, which i will eventually. It is IN MY OPINOIN....The greatest hip hop record ever released, period. I was fortunate enough to meet one of the members from this group that was on this album(at a small bar in 2009, it was at a KRS-one show, but he showed up out of no where and did a song or two, and then went off stage and hanged out at the bar, which is when i proceeded to go up to him, and i also bought him a drink) and it was an honor for me to sprout like a little girl all around him and tell him how much this album means so much to me and how he, his group and the album is amongst the greatest hip hop record of all time, and one of the best albums period, of any fucking genre. It is the greatest hip hop/rap cd ever created and it shits on pretty much anything that is coming out now, came out back then, the last gen, new gen and so on, and took the level of heightened beats and elevated lyrics to all whole other dementia. This hip hop album is better than anything that is posted on here. But that says a lot cause these records are all epic cd's. My number one will also probably be the longest entry out of all the albums being posted, I will also name that member and the group once i get to my number one, and i can't wait to tell that story in full detail about how I met him at the bar, which leads to another story with that exact same artist(From this group that happens to be on my number one with their release of the greatest hip hop album ever made). But anyways don't wanna spoil much. Sorry i haven't updated this thread. The combination of too much heavy metal music, shit load of work and almost no free time, and the fact that i'm kinda taking a vacation off of hip hop is keeping me from finishing it. But i will try and bang out all the cds before summer ends. No doubt about that.

I'll post number 19,18,17 and try to get down to 15 by the end of this week, hell i could do 19 now but i'm pretty tired from work, and pretty :stoned: at the moment, so some nice R AND R relaxation is to be done right now, good sir. :stoned:


I think I may have seen a youtube clip of the story you tell in question. Was ...it...to use a lesser name...the Abbott?

Sepultura69
06-03-2012, 11:37 PM
I think I may have seen a youtube clip of the story you tell in question. Was ...it...to use a lesser name...the Abbott?

I'm guessing you saw RZA ;)

No it was not the RZA. I wish it was. That would be pretty epic but this one is just as good and takes the cake for me.. Anyways you will all eventually find out who it was and the story behind it...ONCE we reach my number one....

Anyways, sit back and enjoy the rest of this awesome yet very diverse of unique and awesomely dynamic Hip Hop records...

DRUM ROLL PLEASE...

And here is the next one :D

Sepultura69
06-03-2012, 11:41 PM
18.The Great Adventures of Slick Rick

Artist: Slick Rick
Recorded: 1986-1988
Released: 1988
Album title: The Great Adventures of Slick Rick

http://img72.imageshack.us/img72/711/00frontlr5.jpg

Just like Rakim, and kool g, and to some lesser known degree the GURU( which i will go into much LATER as the thread proceeds along), slick rick was one of the first to start a flow and style of rap that differs to any other contender in the genre, and was one of the "first"...he started a style that would be mimicked on for centuries to come, he started the blue print of story telling in hip hop. This album really needs no introduction. ahahhaha, KOOL G RAP, KRS, Rakim, Slick Rick, and BIG DADDY kane are basically the big FIVE of hip hop(as far as solo artists go), sure they were not out as long as RUN DMC or sugar hill gang or afrika bambata(who were all emerging out of the scene as early as 1979), but as solo artists, these guys were the ones to hold it down, HANDS DOWN. This is in pretty much any hip hop criticts top 20, it really was and is still a revolutionary album. It might be a little too OLD school for some people, with its more simplistic up itty beats and nasal high tone voice from the rulers voice, I love me the more golden age era of hip hop which was 1993-1996 but I do like to spin me some 80s classic once in a awhile, and this record is a good example of what i'm talking about. One of the greatest albums of the 1980's

All i GOTTA SAY IS,,,,,TREAT HER LIKE A PROSTITUTE :cool:

Children's Story
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NXCXVWjSbik

Treat Her Like a Prostitute
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pgipGCpCL1I

The Moment i feared
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GlA3YhSLvzs&feature=related

Hey Young World
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2GG40STr9z0&feature=related

BloodoftheKings
06-03-2012, 11:47 PM
^:rocker::rocker::rocker:

RippingPain
06-15-2012, 03:13 PM
Been lurking the site for a little while and just registered to say this thread is awesome! Good stuff :blaze: Keep it up WIB666!!

Can't wait for the next 17 :D

Sepultura69
06-18-2012, 11:56 PM
17. LIQUID SWORDZ

Artist:GZA the Genious
Appearances by: The Entire Wu Tang Clan( ODB, RZA, Ghost face, Raekwon, masta killa, method man, instpectah deck, U God)
Recorded: 1994-1995
Released:1995
Producer: The RZA
Album Title: LIQUID SWORDS

http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-WgLkXfE8Sps/TdTk31H0ySI/AAAAAAAABq8/-LzCmrEBLrM/s1600/Liquid+Swords.jpg

"Liquid Swords is the second solo studio album by American rapper and Wu-Tang Clan member GZA, released November 7, 1995, on Geffen Records. Recording sessions for the album began mid-way through 1995 at producer RZA's basement studio in Staten Island New York. The album heavily samples dialogue from the martial arts film Shogun Assassin and maintains a dark atmosphere throughout its course, while it incorporates lyrical references to chess, crime and philosophy. Liquid Swords features numerous guest appearances from the entire nine piece Wu-Tang Clan."

Upon its release, Liquid Swords peaked at number nine on the Billboard 200 chart, and number two on the Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums chart. On January 11, 1996, it was certified gold in sales by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA). The album initially received favorable critical reviews for its lyrically complex and musically hypnotic style. Over the years, its recognition has grown, with a number of famous publishers proclaiming it as one of the greatest hip hop albums of all time. In 2007, the Chicago Tribune cited it as "one of the most substantial lyrical journeys in hip-hop history". Along with Raekwon's Only Built 4 Cuban Linx..., Liquid Swords is often cited as the best solo Wu-Tang work
Following the success of Wu-Tang Clan solo albums Tical and Return to the 36 Chambers: The Dirty Version, Wu-Tang member Raekwon began recording his acclaimed debut Only Built 4 Cuban Linx... in early 1995. While he and producer RZA were putting the final touches on that album, RZA and GZA began writing and recording what would eventually become Liquid Swords. In regards to their decision to begin the album at the time they did, GZA later commented "We (Wu-Tang) were on a roll, and it was the perfect time to get in the studio and just do it."

Similar to other early solo Wu-Tang albums, Liquid Swords was recorded in RZA's basement studio in Staten Island New York, with some beats playing for over two days straight while recording. When asked in a later interview about his opinion of the album's beats, GZA remarked "I loved them. A lot of them had a grimy, rock-like feel to them. I just remember absolutely loving them." In the same interview, GZA described the writing process as "real slow." He further commented "I don’t say slow in the sense that it necessarily took me a long time to finish what I’m writing. I mean, Raekwon and Ghostface can step in and record a song in about forty-five minutes. I on the other hand, would often go back and finish rhymes that I started. I would say I pieced things together more slowly then. Songs generally take me two to three days to write. Sometimes I take different sentences and put them together."
Regarding the overall sensation of writing Liquid Swords, GZA stated "It's hard to say something is gonna be classic or not. But I can say that I felt the magic with this one. I actually saw it grow and come together, and felt that it was special as we were doing it." GZA later noted in an interview with The Seattle Times:
"It has great songs, it's not an ignorant album, it doesn't sound dated. If you listen to it and compare it to what's out now, it's timeless. Lyrically, it's not my best work. Not at all. But the chemistry? Production? Overall, I mean, c'mon! RZA's atmospheric production? Yes. It's my best album."
—GZA

Gzas 2nd solo release and considered by many a legendary album...This album as well as a couple of others being posted on here will not need any sort of summary as a lot of some of these records are albums that everyone has heard of even if they are not that well familiar with the genre. This is not only one of the best hip hop albums ever but it is a very legendary record with all the production and rusty as hell instrumentals being handled by none other than THE RZA! It is more of a wu tang album than it is a SOLO record, especially since all nine members of the clan make at least one appearance on each track(for example, Ol dirty bastard, inspectah deck, masta killa are on duels of the iron mic, Method man is on Shadow boxing, Raekwon and ghost face are on INVESTAGTIVE REPORT, you see where I'm getting here?). I have seen GZA perform this entire album about 5 times with his performance at Rock the bells 2011 being his best, hands down, my god he sounded incredible that night. There have been some shows where he's had his ups and downs but that performance at rock the bells 2011 is one of the greatest rap performances i have ever witnessed, jesus christ. Anyways, this isn't the only Wu Tang release that will be on this list, two more to go :D ;) ;)

4th Chamber
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3Fe3y8RLBgU

I gotcha Back
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1JTA5oK3KTo

Investigative reports
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sC52mfsugOc

Shadowboxing
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qwjILuYiBuY

Swordsman
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ymO7NcD5IaM

Duel of the Iron Mic
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-ZYYNCZhYQc

JRA
07-09-2012, 09:07 AM
I always found it bothersome that there were no verses from ODB on this album (or Only Built 4 Cuban Linx).

IrritatedTrout
07-09-2012, 09:52 AM
My favorite rap album.

jd091
07-09-2012, 11:41 AM
My favorite rap album.

Same, I'd have to say, though I'm no connoisseur to the genre. 4th Chamber has some of my favorite lyrics of all time.

christopher
07-09-2012, 12:59 PM
Same, I'd have to say, though I'm no connoisseur to the genre. 4th Chamber has some of my favorite lyrics of all time.

You should really check out Wugazi's 13th Chamber. It's a really awesome tribute to Wu Tang.

jd091
07-09-2012, 01:03 PM
You should really check out Wugazi's 13th Chamber. It's a really awesome tribute to Wu Tang.

Will do!

Sepultura69
07-12-2012, 12:04 PM
16: Deltron 3030

Artist: Del The Funky Homosapien
Producer: Dan The Automator
Recorded: 1999-2000
Released: 2000
Album title: Deltron 3030

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"The album's story casts Del in the role of Deltron Zero, a disillusioned mech soldier and interplanetary computer prodigy rebelling against a 31st century New World Order. In a world where evil oligarchs suppress both human rights and hip-hop, Del fights rap battles against a series of foes, becoming Galactic Rhyme Federation Champion.
Del tha Funkee Homosapien's lyrics veer from serious social commentary to humor to epic sci-fi battles, while producer Dan the Automator creates an eerie and dense atmosphere."

Not only is this one of the best Concept albums ever created, but it's also a very brilliant hip hop album by a legendary old school cat whom I had the pleasure of seeing in 2006 during my junior year of high school. Del the funky homosapien proved to the old school that he had a a spot in hip hop, but in 2000 he would team up with future GORILLAZ producer Dan The Automaor to create a futuristic world in the year 3030 in a galactic society where corruption and war is still going on, in some way some people say the album is a reflection on the real world that we are living in today(even though the story and world takes place in the year 3030.). People, you all need to peep what del is saying in this album, real fucking talk. Some of the most complex, most intelligent lyricism can be found on this brilliant concept album. JD, you say liquid swords has some of your favorite lyrics of all time, well then you seriously gotta peep some of the stuff Del is saying on tracks like "3030", "Madness", "Turbulance Remix", "Time keeps on Slipping", fuck, the entire album my friend is filled with timeless classic hip hop tunes with some of the greatest rhymes, lines and metaphors on this side of the galaxy 3030.

And as if the intelligent complex futuristic lyrics aren't enough, well I can gladly tell you that this has some of the best beats and instrumentals that has ever been laced on a Rap CD. Dan the Automator is one of the most slept on producers in the industry. Dan the Automator has made countless amounts of classics such as the Kool Keiths Dr. Octogoncylogist, and The Gorillaz first debut album. It's funny if you think about it, Damon alborn from the Gorillaz is featured on this albums in a couple of tracks, hell he even lays down a chorus for "Time Keeps on Slipping", what I find most interesting about his collaboration in this album is that all three of these guys: Del, Dan the Automator, and Daman alborn all join forces later during this same year to release "Clint Eastwood" and the entire first Gorillaz CD. I personally hate everything the gorillas did after their first record, but my god their first album is one of my favorite albums of all time. I remember my phase with The Gorillaz back in my 2001-2003 days... I remember I had that shit stuck in my CD player for like four straight months during 7th grade in 2001...That album made such a huge impact on my life while i was growing up... too bad Dan left the gorillaz because he was a big part of why the gorillaz first record is so amazing…ahahahah

FUN LITTLE FACT: I was so hyped for Gorillaz 2nd release DEMON DAYS that I actually ditched school just to go to tower records and get the record and listen to it all day, suffice to say I was pretty damn disappointed with the album, really hated the release...and man I was counting down the days for when it would come out... sorry for the random rant folks, BACK TO THE REAL SHIT..

I donno if anyone here are fans of concept albums because this entire record is played out like a story, so definitely listen to the album with open ears, and of course…AN OPEN MIND, MY NIGGAS. .. although it can just be played to be enjoyed for the sake of playing some good ass music, epic ass lyrics, and good ass beats. Speaking of beats, the instrumentals produced by Dan the Autoamator is some of the most dynamic and most ahead of its time instrumentals that i have ever heard, and it accommodates well with dels epic lyrics on the corruption of a fucked up future that society is living in during the year 3030. A lot of stand out bangers for all of you to check out(at least for those that are scoping this thread out and trying to delve into some bomb ass music). Check out some of the songs below to take a sample of how incredible this release is. Del THE FUNKY homosapien is pretty old school and has been releasing albums since 1991, but a lot of people such as myself will tell you that this is his magnum opus. "Madness" is just an incredible and hard hitting song with some true to life lyrics about the fucked up society that we're living in with Sean lenon doing the chorus of the song(Sean lenon is the son of legendary musician John Lenon of the beatles), 3030 is a great track opener, virus will grab you balls with Dels incredible lyrics, True Love is probably my favorite song on the album, that BEAT, MY GOD!! Just like many other records being posted, this will be a major hit or miss for some, but as i stated many many times before… this is my opinion, i made this thread so we are gonna do it my way or the highway. Anyways, hope everyone decides to check out some of the tracks off Deltron 3030 and considered giving this epic release a spin, I remember the first time i heard this album, it was so good that i bought the actual CD on amazon since it is out of print currently.

ANOTHER FACT:
For those that are at lost, I have also posted another classic release that was entirely produced by Dan The Automator, except it features a different hip hop artist, and this was posted on this list awhile back. My number 46: Dr. Octagonecologyst, which some say is the the predecessor to DELTRON 3030. Dr. Octagonecologyst is by hip hop artist Kool Keith which has similar futurist rhymes and involves a plot similar to deltron 3030, except Dr. Octocltgolys takes place in the year 3000, and it is about Gonecolyogist that rapes women and talks about random bizarre stuff, and events like a half shark-half alligator that lives in hollywood blvd . Also you could say this album sets up for 3030 since there is also a track called "300" on Dr. octagon. Refer to the 2nd page of this thread to get a better idea of what I am talking about. It was posted as my number 46. Dan the Automator produced that entire release as well, although i prefer Deltron 303o way more. Dels rhyme schemes are beyond brilliant and Dans beats are hard to beat....

I am going to try and get to the top five before summer is over :hmm:

until then... scope out some of these classic tracks off of Deltron 3030. I strongly recommend "Love story" for everyone that is checking this release out, Easily one of the dopest beats ever created, so fucking laid back, with del spitting out classic lines like "Virtual Junkies, Burn outs, and Lost war veterans still stuck in the Holocaust". :hmm:

3030
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Lqf8Li37N2g&feature=related

Madness
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0WDgepVpVhE

Love Story
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZZwUQNiqsRE&feature=related

Time Keeps on Slipping
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xdur7odHUfE

Turbulance
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T7rL_j-Swt0

DementedX14
07-22-2012, 04:40 PM
MOAR!

smearCampaign
07-23-2012, 05:26 AM
Deltron 3030

All is well with the cosmos..... 3030 yeah!

I fucking love that record.

christopher
08-09-2012, 09:20 AM
I just found out GZA is performing all of Liquid Sword next month at the Observatory :eek:

christopher
09-02-2012, 04:40 PM
What happened....? :confused: Sep, are you all right??

Sepultura69
09-10-2012, 11:43 PM
15. No One Can Do it Better

Artist:The DOC
Producer: Dr. Dre
Recorded: 1988
Released: 1989
Album Title: No One Can Do it Better

http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-L5YZxfslofM/T6T74_JjU-I/AAAAAAAAAUU/3VNa7XC8zeY/s1600/The+DOC+-+No+One+Can+Do+It+Better.jpg

No One Can Do It Better is The D.O.C.'s debut album, released on June 16, 1989. It reached number-one on the Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums chart for two weeks, while peaking in the Top 20 on the Billboard 200 chart. The album was certified gold by the RIAA three months after it was released, and platinum on April 21, 1994. This was the only solo album The D.O.C. was able to record before a car accident resulted in crushing his larynx, permanently changing his voice

The DOC was ahead of his time. Sadly his short lived career would be ended by a fatal car crash which destroyed and tore his vocal cords apart, rendering them useless now... But my god, back in the late 80s, there was no one that came close to the tone, flow or voice of the DOC. He could have grown to be one of the greatest lyricist of all time, and in many tracks he boasts and rants about his so called ahead of his time-MCing skills over Dr. Dres instrumentals. Not many people know this, but after DOC stopped rapping he started to ghost write for Dr Dre. For those that donno: Ghost writing is when you write lyrics for someone but don't wanna take credit and just let your self be UKNOWN hence the term GHOST WRITING. It's pretty well known in the realm of Rap that the DOC ghost wrote most, if not all of Dr. Dres lyrics in the Chronic 1992, and Chronic 2001. Its a shame his short yet epic skillful mic career ended so quick, or else this guy would have been probably been up there with some of the greatest of all time such as, RAKIM, big daddy kane, krs, gza, guru, all of them. DOC proves he was one of the greatest and lets all y'all know that...

No Can do it Better :cool:

Such an amazing mc who got his mic life cut short.. :bouville: :(


Oh yeah and this is probably Dr. Dre at his most laid back, smoothiest, and most jazziest that I have ever seen him, goddamn these beats are amazing, especially "THE FORMULA". Everyones gotta check this shit out of for DOCs lyrics and dres beats. They just go together Like milk and cookies. Perfect combo, i sware if doc didn't get into a horrific car accident, and fuck his vocals up then I strongly believe that doc and dre would have been one of the greatest duos in the realm of hip hop(that is of course, if they recorded a couple more albums together).

COP THIS SHIT FOLKS: Dr Dre & The DOC come out with a stone cold classic. 14 MORE ALBUMS BABY. Cant believe its been almost a year since i first made this thread... I should stop being lazy and get this finished sooner or later, hell even natrlhi hopped back on the wagon and is finishing up his orgy list, i should try and get my high horse on this shindig and dish out a couple more albums before the year ends...or try to at least finish the damn thread... :hecho:

anyways, CHECK OUT SOME BOMB DIGGY TRACKS FOLKS, PEACE

Let the Bass Go
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Dmm_CwbFRh8

The Formula
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZFJGXEaKHFM

No One Can Do it Better
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7lHQ_uZA6Vk

Lend Me an Ear
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yASSOA2r2VU

Portrait of a Masterpiece
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1i4nlPf14cM

The DOC and The Dr.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=91El76UQeUA

christopher
09-10-2012, 11:45 PM
YAY!!! You're back!! I've never heard the Doc, but will check out asap. :D

Sepultura69
09-10-2012, 11:50 PM
I just found out GZA is performing all of Liquid Sword next month at the Observatory :eek:

Meh, I have seen Gza Perform Liquid Swords

August 2008 @ The El rey Theatre in Los Angeles

January 2009 @ The Echoplex

March 2009 @ the Detroit Bar in Costa Mesa

August 2011 @ Rock The BELLS 2011. Hands down one of the greatest performances i have ever witnessed in my life. No other GZA performance will ever top this. Legendary performance. GZA just sounded fucking amazing.

August 2011@ Detroit Bar: It was GZAs birthday and he was wasted as fuck. He ended up pulling off a pretty horrible performance, and by the end of the set he was on the floor vomiting and hitting on people girlfriends. One fan even choked gza and ton of security came rushing in and had to stop the fight! A lot of crazy shit went down that night. Gza ended up getting carried out by Killah priest and a couple of security guards cause he was too wasted to move. So much for a good birthday! Ahahahah The detroit bar was fucking packed to the bone!!! But by the time it got near the end of the set there was only like 15 people. GZA pull what i would easily call one of the worst and most embarrassing performances ever. Piss poor performance by a piss faced drunk. He had one too many... :hecho: :echo:

I'm gonna pass on the observatory show. Beside, Obituary is playing the night before at the key club and I really have my mind set on hitting that show up. :D

By the way chris, GZA is a major local in cali. He plays a shitload of times here in cali. It's almost tiring sadly. Mark my words, he will play at least 8-10 shows next year in southern cali alone. He has a shit ton of fan base down here and major love. I have never seen a gza show that is not full house. The Gza show at the Echoplex was more full than any metal show i have seen there. You can't even compare power of the riff, or the autopsy show to how packed the echoplex show is. its amazing how many times he plays here yet he still can sell the place down to the bone.

JRA
09-11-2012, 06:24 PM
Bout goddamn time.

What Chris Rock said about the album:

Before Dr. Dre found Snoop Dogg, he had the D.O.C. I was going to school in Brooklyn, and the only time you could see rap videos was on a weekend show with Ralph McDaniels called Video Music Box. D.O.C.'s video for "It's Funky Enough" premiered, and D.O.C. had an L.A. Kings hat on. When I came to school on Monday, half the kids in Brooklyn had L.A. Kings hats on. It was official. The whole album was great, especially the last cut, "The Grand Finale," with The D.O.C. and N.W.A.

JRA
10-02-2012, 05:43 PM
Jesus Christ it's almost been a month. Get back to work!

christopher
11-09-2012, 10:02 PM
God dammit!! Where's that next album??

OraclesofAgony
12-03-2012, 09:26 PM
You should finish this list man.

I've been re-acquainting myself with old school hip-hop the last few days and I plan on checking out the stuff on this list I haven't heard, which is just about all of it. :lol:

I used to listen to really shitty rap in early high school along with a little bit of old school stuff, but then I stopped listening to it altogether. Now I'm coming back to the old school stuff and want to branch out and hear some more good hip-hop.

XDoomsayerX
12-03-2012, 09:33 PM
Sep where you at? Hip hop is something Ive been looking into lately:tongue:

christopher
12-03-2012, 09:33 PM
You should finish this list man.

I've been re-acquainting myself with old school hip-hop the last few days and I plan on checking out the stuff on this list I haven't heard, which is just about all of it. :lol:

I used to listen to really shitty rap in early high school along with a little bit of old school stuff, but then I stopped listening to it altogether. Now I'm coming back to the old school stuff and want to branch out and hear some more good hip-hop.

He hasn't been online in 2 months...I hope he's alright :(

OraclesofAgony
12-03-2012, 09:37 PM
He hasn't been online in 2 months...I hope he's alright :(

Well I did see him at Napalm Death a few weeks ago.

christopher
12-03-2012, 09:46 PM
Well I did see him at Napalm Death a few weeks ago.

That is true. Should've asked him to finish this thread when you saw him :lol:

OraclesofAgony
12-03-2012, 09:48 PM
That is true. Should've asked him to finish this thread when you saw him :lol:

Well I had no interest in it at the time. Now I do lol. I only started getting back into hip-hop the past week or so. If this had happened before the show I would've.

christopher
12-03-2012, 09:55 PM
Well I had no interest in it at the time. Now I do lol. I only started getting back into hip-hop the past week or so. If this had happened before the show I would've.

haha I'm just messing with you man, I wouldn't have expected you to ask him. I hope he finishes this thread someday :(

Sepultura69
12-05-2012, 06:00 PM
14: The Message

Group: Grand Master Flash and the Furious Five
Members: Melle Mel, Kidd Creole, Cowboy, Mr. Ness/Scorpio, and Rahiem
Producer: DJ GRAND MASTERFLASH
Recorded: 1981-1982
released: 1982
album title: THE MESSAGE

http://2.bp.blogspot.com/_DG1PSLrf-7w/TL3sDY51E5I/AAAAAAAAAGw/jP4GCGA7zDs/s1600/Grandmaster+Flash+The+Message.jpg

Grandmaster Flash and the Furious Five was an influential American hip hop group formed in the South Bronx of New York City in 1978. Composed of one DJ (Grandmaster Flash) and five rappers (Melle Mel, Kidd Creole, Cowboy, Mr. Ness/Scorpio, and Rahiem), the group's use of turntablism, break-beat deejaying, choreographed stage routines and lyricism was a significant force in the early development of hip-hop music.
The group rose to fame in the early 1980s with their first successful single "Freedom" and later on with their magnum opus "The Message", which is often cited as among the most influential hip hop songs. The Message was also their debut studio album released in 1982 on Sugar Hill Records. It is considered one of the most prominent records in the history of hip-hop music with its most notable single being "The Message", which is often listed as one of the most influential hip-hop songs. However, in 1983, relations between Grandmaster Flash and Melle Mel began straining and the group disbanded.


It still blows me away that these guys only lasted for five years(78'-82') and only came out with two albums....although they are legendary fucking records... :(

I'm pretty sure every single person on this board has heard the song "The Message" which is considered to be by many as hands down one of the most important songs ever created in the genre and a major influence to a lot of rising stars during the late 80s-90s. Hands down one of the most influential rap songs ever created. Although there was already tons of rap acts popping out in the 70s and 80 there just wasn't a group quite like grand master flash and the furious five. The group as well as their debut record help push the envelope in an already developing genre that was still barley getting started(don't forget that hip hop started popping off not too long ago in the mid to late 70s).The lyrics were ahead of its time and the song as well as this record was a corner stone in helping move and push rap into a more wider audience and help push the envelope commercially on the radio by developing a unique sound that would soon be mimicked by a lot of acts. Nothing came close or sounded close to the originality of this CD. Grand Master Flash and the Furious Five released one of the greatest Old school records of all time in 1982 with the Message, and the song the message will go down as one of the greatest songs ever.. Those who don't see the importance of this group, record and influence need to stop reading this thread, please and thank you...

DONT

PUSH ME CAUSE I'M CLOSE TO THE THE

EDGE!!!

I'M

TRYING

NOT

TO

LOOSE

MY HEAD!!!!

it's like a jungle out there it sometimes makes me wonder how i keep from going under...

:cool: :cool:

"The Message" was the first prominent hip hop song to provide a lyrical social commentary. It took rap music from the house parties to the social platforms later developed by groups like Public Enemy, N.W.A., and Rage Against The Machine. Melle Mel said in an interview with NPR: “Our group, like Flash and the Furious Five, we didn’t actually want to do the message because we was used to doing party raps and boasting how good we are and all that.” It is credited as the catalyst for the conscious Hip-Hop or political sub-genre of Hip-Hop music. It is a social narrative that details the struggles and difficulties due to living in poverty in the inner-city. In addition, it embodies the distress, anger, and sadness an individual experiences when confronting these inequalities. The description of various social and economic barriers followed by the mantra “don’t push me cause I’m close to the edge, I’m trying not to lose my head” exemplifies that it is not just the disparity in opportunity that is oppressive but also the emotional response that is debilitating. It is frequently referred to as the greatest record in hip hop history and was the first Hip-Hop record ever to be added to the United States' National Recording Registry of historic sound recordings. Though not the first in the genre of rap to talk about the struggles and the frustrations of living in the ghetto, the song was unique in that it was set to a slower beat, refocusing the song on the lyrics over the music.

The Message
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gqky4dSGJnE

Christ all mighty reviving this thread has got me back on my hip hop fix once again, christ all mighty I forgot how fucking incredible and ahead of its time this song and album was. The deep social commentary presented on this song and record is so legendary and put simply set a corner stone for future acts living in the struggling ghetto to come out and take the style that grandmaster group had and mold into there own. Kinda like rising death metal/thrash bands who took older bands formulas and molded to make their own kind of style.. :bowdown:

JRA
12-05-2012, 09:02 PM
A child is born with no state of mind
Blind to the ways of mankind
God is smiling on you but he's frowning too
Because only God knows what you'll go through
You'll grow in the ghetto, living second rate
And your eyes will sing a song of deep hate
The places you're playin', where you stay
Looks like one great big alley way
You'll admire all the number book takers
Thugs, pimps, pushers and the big money makers
Driving big cars, spending twenties and tens
And you wanna grow up to be just like them, huh,
Smugglers, scrambles, burglars, gamblers
Pickpockets, peddlers even panhandlers
You say: "I'm cool, I'm no fool!"
But then you wind up dropping out of high school
Now you're unemployed, all non-void
Walking 'round like you're Pretty Boy Floyd
Turned stickup kid, look what you've done did
Got sent up for a eight year bid
Now your manhood is took and you're a may tag
Spend the next two years as a undercover fag
Being used and abused to serve like hell
Till one day you was found hung dead in a cell
It was plain to see that your life was lost
You was cold and your body swung back and forth
But now your eyes sing the sad, sad song
Of how you lived so fast and died so young

Anybody who says this shouldn't be in the top 5 lyrical performances of all time should be excommunicated from any hip-hop discussion group. Anyone who says it doesn't count because it was written by executives needs to be stabbed in the throat with fiberglass.


I thought for sure this spot would be Run DMC though.

Sepultura69
12-28-2012, 07:08 AM
13. Rappers Delight

Group: The Sugarhill Gang
Members: Wonder Mike Master Gee Big Bank Hank
Recorded: 1979
Released: 1980
Album title: Rappers Delight

http://media1.templeofdeejays.com/2254-3116-thickbox/sugarhill-gang-rapper-s-delight-12.jpg

The Sugarhill Gang is an American hip hop group, known mostly for its 1979 hit "Rapper's Delight," the first hip hop single to become a Top 40 hit. The song uses an interpolation of the instrumental track from the classic hit "Good Times" by Chic as its foundation. While it was not the first single to feature rapping, it is generally considered to be the song that first popularized hip hop in the United States and around the world. The song's opening lyric, "I said a hip, hop, the hippie, the hippie to the hip hip hop," is world-renowned. The song was recorded in a single take.

This album really needs no post. The 14 minute classic "rappers delight" alone is worth the listen and seriously put hip hop on the map all across the U.S...hell i donno what rap would be like if it wasn't for sugar hill gangs "rappers Delight" LP...once again, those that don't agree with the post can stop checking this shit out, although i'm sure you won't ;) ;)

Rappers Delight
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rKTUAESacQM


This song is one of the greatest songs ever... :bowdown: and this album is legendary...but the next 12 albums to be posted take rap to the next level of lyricism, beats, samplings, dating from albums from 1994, 1993, 1995,2001, 1998, 1993.

till next time folks.. :hmm:

JRA
12-28-2012, 07:35 AM
but the next 12 albums to be posted take rap to the next level of lyricism, beats, samplings, dating from albums from 1994, 1993, 1995,2001, 1998, 1993.

till next time folks.. :hmm:

I am going to guess

Illmatic
Midnight Marauders
Only Built 4 Cuban Linx
Blueprint (I fuckin hope not)
Aquemini
Enter The 36 Chambers

Sepultura69
12-28-2012, 06:21 PM
12. Ready to Die

Artist: Notorious B.I.G. AKA biggie smalls
Producer: Easy Moe Bee, Lord Finesse, Puff Daddy and DJ Premier
Recorded: 1993-1994
Released: 1994
Album Title: Ready To Die

http://ambitionradio.net/wp-content/uploads/2012/05/biggie.jpg

"Ready to Die tell God I said Hi" - Biggie Smalls

Ready to Die is the debut album of American rapper The Notorious B.I.G., released September 13, 1994 on Bad Boy Records. The first release on the label, it features production by record producer and Bad Boy founder Sean "Puffy" Combs, Easy Mo Bee, Chucky Thompson, DJ Premier, and Lord Finesse, among others. Recording sessions for the album took place during 1993 to 1994 at The Hit Factory and D&D Studios in New York City. The partly autobiographical album tells the story of The Notorious B.I.G.'s experiences as a young criminal, referring to himself as "the black Frank White". Ready to Die is his only studio album released during his lifetime; B.I.G. was murdered days prior to the release of his second album Life After Death (1997). Ready to Die gained strong reviews on release and became a commercial success, reaching quadruple platinum sales. It was significant for revitalizing the East Coast hip hop scene, amid West Coast hip hop's commercial dominance. Ready to Die has been regarded by several music critics as one of the greatest hip-hop albums of all time. The Notorious B.I.G.'s lyrics on the album were generally praised by critics. The album is also noted for its dark tone and sinister sense of depression.

…EVERYONE should be familiar with notorious BIG and this album, and if not, well SHAME ON YOU because This is not only one of the most well known albums of the genre, but it's pretty popular amongst those that listen to hip hop and those that don't.. Even those that don't like hip hop or listen to much of it should know classics such as "Big Poppa", and "Juicy" which are both found on this classic record as well as played constantly on the radio on a daily basis.. For those that aren't familiar with Notorious B.I.G., Well I pitty you fool, MR T STATUS. Notorious B.I.G was an up coming hip hop artist during the early 90s where he rose to fame from his battle rap freestyle that he would spit on the corners of new york while slanging crack cocain. Eventually time passed and biggie was sick of that lifestyle so he broke off the mold and decided that he wanted to become one of the biggest artists of all time. This was also around the same time when Biggie also befriends a very young and premature P-diddy who went by the name Puff Daddy back then. Through this epic friendship the two set out to get biggie a deal so the two of them can rise to fame and to release one of the greatest CDs of all time. Biggie and puff daddy rose to critical fame/acclaim with this album. He braught out a style, chrasimia, and flow that would forever be untouched in the world of hip hop. The lyrics are dynamite and the beats stand still to this day stand the test of time. PERSONALY I didn't think biggie smalls was very deep or poetic, but Biggies flow was harder than a bag of stones and had that golden voice that would forever be remember for years to come. In a way he was kind of ahead of his time and if he didn't get killed at such an early age I think he would have grown to be the top rappers of all time. It blows me away that this guy only released two albums and died at such an early age.. He died at age 24 to be exact....So young and so much gift and potential to be shown to the entire world...only to be taken away......REST IN PEACE BIGGIE SMALLS :(

The production on this album is some of the greatest of all time. So much layered sampling and incredible drum beats with heavy bass by productions from legendary gangstarr member DJ PREMIER, as well as some production from underrated hip hop producer EASY Moe bee. For those that donno, Easy moe bee is probably one of the most slept on producers of all time. He's so underground and yet has worked with so many incredible artists such as 2PAC, biggie, Wu Tang members, Jamal, and more. The beats he produces on tracks such as "gimmi the loot" and "Ready to die" are just heavy and haunting filled with epic jazzy loops. It matches well with biggies gritty raps on the fucked up shit that goes on in his side of the streets. Best tracks are practically the entire album ahahha. Everyone scoping this album out should first listen to the song "Suicidal Thoughts". The lyrics are haunting and fucked up as well as backed up by a sinister mellow beat that is just head knobbing yet incredibly addicting to jazz out too. In my opinion it's the best song on the album it's just too bad the song is too damn short!!! Here is the track as well as a fatt chunk of this classic record for ya'll to scope out... Digg it and enjoy :bowdown:

Ready to Die
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=01XaBoavyxk

Suicidal Thoughts
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1kd8mt4Q3lQ

Gimmi The Loot
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=grsSyI62mjA

The Warning
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZKrVMzZqtR8

Things Done Changed
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_Sj7nhrOGLo

The What feat. METHOD MAN
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Hcm6Jz03R-Q

Big Poppa
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AN8m1VUqcvE

Juicy
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gNPIOi2LiQk

Me and My Bitch
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OEraMyYXd5c

Sepultura69
12-28-2012, 06:42 PM
I am going to guess

Illmatic
Midnight Marauders
Only Built 4 Cuban Linx
Blueprint (I fuckin hope not)
Aquemini
Enter The 36 Chambers

I also forgot to mention 1991 ;)

christopher
12-28-2012, 09:21 PM
Sep, are you a fan of Blowfly (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Blowfly_(artist))? He's been doing rap since the 60s and is pretty awesome.

IrritatedTrout
12-31-2012, 01:05 PM
I don't have Ready To Die yet but I have Life After Death and I dig it.

SomewhereInTime72
01-04-2013, 09:31 AM
That is an album I have listened to a ridiculous amount of times.

mankvill
01-04-2013, 09:32 AM
Have you done 36 Chambers yet and if so why the fuck did you do it so early

300%_Density
01-05-2013, 08:49 AM
Have you done 36 Chambers yet and if so why the fuck did you do it so early

Hasn't done it yet tool.

larvtard
01-05-2013, 09:04 AM
Have you done 36 Chambers yet and if so why the fuck did you do it so early

just because it's the onlyy hip-hop album you've listened to doesn't mean it's the only good one :lol:

sep, I'm loving the list -- really into GZA, gravediggaz, deltron 3030 (as well as Del's solo shit), jeru the damaja... also diggin' eazy-e, cypress hill, and that Snoop dogg album you posted.

christopher
01-05-2013, 02:05 PM
I just went through the list again and you didn't post Y'All So Stupid - Van Full of Pakistans :eek: I hope that's going to be posted!!

mankvill
01-05-2013, 02:11 PM
just because it's the onlyy hip-hop album you've listened to doesn't mean it's the only good one :lol:

sep, I'm loving the list -- really into GZA, gravediggaz, deltron 3030 (as well as Del's solo shit), jeru the damaja... also diggin' eazy-e, cypress hill, and that Snoop dogg album you posted.

it's not the only one i've heard but yall niggas trippin if you don't think it's the best ever

christopher
01-05-2013, 02:14 PM
it's not the only one i've heard but yall niggas trippin if you don't think it's the best ever

Have you listened to that Wugazi - 13 Chambers yet?

mankvill
01-05-2013, 02:24 PM
Have you listened to that Wugazi - 13 Chambers yet?

YES! Dope as shiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiit

christopher
01-05-2013, 02:24 PM
YES! Dope as shiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiit

Hell yeah!! I want to thank Pablo for showing me :D

DementedX14
04-21-2013, 06:11 PM
:mrt:

JRA
04-21-2013, 07:13 PM
Holy christ I forgot about this thread.

Sepultura69
06-21-2013, 09:13 AM
11. Criminal Minded

Group: Boogie Down Productions
Artist: KRS One
Producer: Scott La Rock *Rest in Peace*
Recorded:1986
Released:1987
Album Title: Criminal Minded

http://24.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_lwd2ozNgpC1r26xvjo1_500.jpg

The first hardcore hip hop album ever made and a very important one to make note of. I remember growing up while getting into KRS one I always knew he had legendary status in the realm of rap for his contribution for his first 4-6 solo LPS(all released in the early 90s) but I had not known the real legendary stats he had until I checked this gem out. Criminal Minded by His duo Group BOOGIE DOWN PRODUCTIONS…..recorded in 1986..wow..just wow...a blueprint that would be mimicked by many wannabes to come...

KRS ONE and Scot La Rock hands down influenced hardcore/gangsta rap in the East coast, and also hands down influenced hardcore rap..PERIOD. Their was no such thing as hardcore rap before this gem dropped the ball in the mid 80s. Scott La Rock and KRS influenced the hardcore rap scene in the same sense that slayer influenced a wide array of extreme metal acts during their first run in the early 80s. It's hard to believe with age and the years going by that this was truly the first ever hardcore rap album ever made. Criminal Minded was very ahead of its time especially for an album that was recorded in 1986!!! Krs One will go down as a legendary MC monster because of this record alone, and damn lets not forget the jazzy looped out samples being brought out by his right hand man and DJ SCOT LA ROCK *REST IN PEACE MY NIGGA*…it's such a damn shame that Scott La Rock had to die so young so damn soon. Sadly Scott La rock was killed around the same time that this album was recorded. Rest in Peace to a young legend and pioneer of Hip hop. This album is also legendary for starting the BRONX/QUEENS BRIDGE WARS….A rivalry between krs one and mc shan…but that is just another of level that i will not go into. People interested can just wiki the "queens bridge/bronx WARZ

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Bridge_Wars

CHECK THIS ALBUM OUT FOLKS. EASILY ONE OF THE GREATEST RAP ALBUMS EVER IN THE HISTORY OF HIP HOP. THE SOUTH BRONX IS EASILY THE MOST HEAD BANGING HARDCORE RAP SONGS EVER PUT ON A FUCIKING RECORD. SORRY FOR THE CAPZ LOCKS..

The South Bronx
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8B0i5EYtoOM

Poetry
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6OJjVKe99cU

The Bridge is OVER
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BbEx8iqOTJk

Well folks i apologize for the long delay. with the help of some motivation from oracles of agony and christopher at the recent Geto boys concert i decided i'm a try and bring this bitch back from the dead. Long live death metal and hip hop.

Ahhh Top ten baby...

JRA
06-21-2013, 09:22 AM
THE PUSSY IS FREEEEE COS THA CRACK COSTS MONAAAAYYY! OH YEAH!

Sepultura69
10-01-2013, 01:48 PM
10. illmatic

Artist: Nas
Producer: DJ PREMIER, PETE ROCK, LARGE PROFESSOR,
Recorded:1992-1994
Released: 1994
Album Title: Illmatic

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Illmatic is the debut album of American rapper Nas, released on April 19, 1994, by Columbia Records. After signing to the label with the help of MC Serch, Nas recorded the album during 1992 and 1993 at Chung King Studios, D&D Recording, Battery Studios, and Unique Recording Studios in New York City. Its production was handled by Nas, Large Professor, Pete Rock, Q-Tip, L.E.S., and DJ Premier. Styled as a hardcore hip hop album, Illmatic features multi-syllabic internal rhyme patterns and inner city narratives based on Nas's experiences in Queensbridge, New York. Since its initial reception, Illmatic has been recognized by writers and music critics as a landmark album in East Coast hip hop. Its influence on subsequent hip hop artists has been attributed to the album's production and Nas's lyricism. It also contributed to the revival of the New York City rap scene, introducing a number of stylistic trends to the region. The album remains one of the most widely celebrated albums in hip hop history, appearing on numerous best album lists by critics and publications

llmatic contains discerning treatment of its subject matter: gang rivalries, desolation, and the ravages of urban poverty. Nas, who was twenty years old when the album was released, focuses on depicting his own experiences, creating highly detailed first-person narratives that deconstruct the troubled life of an inner city teenager. One writer describes the theme of the album as a “Story of a gifted writer born into squalor, trying to claw his way out of the trap. It's somewhere between The Basketball Diaries and Native Son….” The narratives featured in Illmatic originate from Nas's own experiences as an adolescent growing up in Queensbridge, as the lyrics allude to the housing projects located in the Long Island City-section of Queens, New York. Nas said in an interview in 2001: “When I made Illmatic I was a little kid in Queensbridge trapped in the ghetto. My soul was trapped in Queensbridge projects." When depicting life in the projects, Nas alternates from moments of pain and pleasure to frustration and braggadocio. Along with its narratives, Illmatic is also distinct for its many portrayals and descriptions of places, people, and interactions. In his songs, Nas often depicts the corners and boulevards of Queensbridge, while mentioning the names of streets, friends, local crews and drug dealers, and utilizing vernacular slang indigenous to his hometown. Illmatic also garnered praise for its production. According to critics, the album's four major producers (Large Professor, DJ Premier, Pete Rock, and Q-Tip) extensively contributed to the cohesive atmospheric aesthetic that permeated the album, while still retaining each's individual, trademark sound. For instance, DJ Premier's production on the album is noted by critics for his minimalist style, which featured simple loops over heavy beats.

Some of the greatest nine tracks ever laced on a hip hop CD. Even the intro which is just a little skit is incredible....

The Genesis
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r3TWPCplqkI

Memory Lane
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=am0YvkzDO1k

One Time 4 Your Mind
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DSztF78vJIcOne Love

One Love
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Qjd7EbUUds8

Half Time
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Wbq3axLwamE

NINE ALBUMS LEFT. :hmm: :hecho: :hecho: :hecho:

christopher
10-03-2013, 12:26 AM
WOOHOO!!! Please have it done before the end of the year!!

Onioner
10-03-2013, 01:27 AM
Illmatic's an incredible album. I can't wait to see what you consider better than it.

Bengals279
10-03-2013, 06:33 PM
I'm guessing tech n9ne isn't on here because one of his albums is in the top 10, right?

DementedX14
03-29-2014, 07:34 AM
Will this thread ever be complete...?

christopher
04-02-2014, 11:05 AM
Will this thread ever be complete...?

I don't think he is going to. At least that is what he was telling me when I asked about 6 or 7 months ago...

mankvill
04-02-2014, 11:48 AM
1. Enter The Wu-Tang (36 Chambers)

Artist: Wu-Tang Clan
Producer: RZA, Method Man, Ol' Dirty Bastard, Ghostface Killah
Recorded: 1992 - 1993
Released: 1993

http://i61.tinypic.com/29cov0i.jpg

Best fucking hip-hop album of all time and if you don't listen to it at least once a day you fucking suck.

WTu1DeF80vY

christopher
04-02-2014, 12:04 PM
Hey manks, shame on you for stepping up to the ol' dirty Sep. ;)

smearCampaign
04-02-2014, 01:25 PM
When I saw Jucifer a few weeks ago 36 Chambers was playing over the PA while they were setting up and Terminator 2 was on the TV behind the bar.... best show ever???

mankvill
04-02-2014, 01:45 PM
When I saw Jucifer a few weeks ago 36 Chambers was playing over the PA while they were setting up and Terminator 2 was on the TV behind the bar.... best show ever???

:party:

AnthG
04-02-2014, 02:03 PM
Where the fuck is Marshall Mathers LP? Say what you will about everything after this album but this album IS The best Rap album ever. Yes, that includes 36 Chambers. That will have to settle for #2.

smearCampaign
04-02-2014, 03:27 PM
Where the fuck is Marshall Mathers LP? Say what you will about everything after this album but this album IS The best Rap album ever. Yes, that includes 36 Chambers. That will have to settle for #2.

It's a fine RAP album.... we're talking about HIP-HOP son.