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louder 04.06.2012 04:07 AM

my top 25 rap albums of all time
 
1. nas - illmatic

,,.

fuck everything else.

EVOLghost 04.06.2012 04:33 AM

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Originally Posted by louder
1. nas - illmatic
2. kanye west - the college dropout/late registration
3. wu-tang clan - enter the wu (36 chambers)
4. jay-z - reasonable doubt
5. jay-z - the blueprint
6. dr. dre - the chronic
7. 2pac - me against the world
8. nas - it was written
9. madvillain - madvillainy
10. notorious b.i.g - life after death
11. gza - liquid swords
12. mobb deep - the infamous
13. outkast - atliens/aquemini
14. the diplomats - diplomatic immunity
15. dmx - flesh of my flesh, blood of my blood
16. ol' dirty bastard - return to the 36 chambers
17. blu & exile - below the heavens
18. young jeezy - thug motivation 101
19. clipse - hell hath no fury
20. 50 cent - get rich or die tryin'
21. lil wayne - tha carter 2
22. curren$y - pilot talk
23. kendrick lamar - section.80
24. cage - movies for the blind
25. jay electronica - act 1



This couldn't be yer first post?

louder 04.06.2012 04:35 AM

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Originally Posted by EVOLghost
This couldn't be yer first post?

nah.. didn't wanna ruin TEH SUSPENSE.

E. Noisefield 04.06.2012 09:39 AM

louder, I've been waiting for you to do something like this since I got here!!!

Rob Instigator 04.06.2012 10:23 AM

so you don't listen to hip hop from before 1992 or what?

Severian 04.06.2012 10:40 AM

Whoah Whoah Whoah Whoah Whoah Whoah ...

You included Life After Death but not Ready to Die?!
Explain yourself, louder.

Other than that, and perhaps Jeezy, this is a very reasonable list. Classics, all. Good list for newcomers and beginners, as it recommends albums that define purist hip-hop.
So on the whole I approve, but the Biggie matter requires immediate attention.

Severian 04.06.2012 10:56 AM

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Originally Posted by Rob Instigator
so you don't listen to hip hop from before 1992 or what?


I had the same thought, but in all honesty my own list would only include oldies out of obligation or to establish credibility. Who needs another pretentious "hip-hop historian" list? Nobody who doesn't know Flash and NWA is going to be looking at this anyway.

I for one find it refreshing. Though my own list would be almost entirely different.

louder 04.06.2012 11:27 AM

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Originally Posted by E. Noisefield
louder, I've been waiting for you to do something like this since I got here!!!

yay!! :)

i forgot to mention this is more like a list of personal favs, rather than the albums which are technically supposed to be the greatest of all time.

Rob - i appreciate a lot of older hip-hop, well more individual songs than full lengths to be specific.
but honestly i'm still learning. didn't wanna talk about shit i'm not very familiar with. like Severian said i can't lie just to make others satisfied.

Severian - you don't like Jeezy or any trap music at all?!
anyway rapping-wise Ready to Die IS a 10/10 album. Life After Death has some filler it's true, but also happens to have my fav Big tracks on it. i just find it more fun to listen to.
there's absolutely nothing wrong with Ready to Die though, at all hah; in fact i did make a statement about it being on par with Illmatic.
i guess i just prefer albums where the production is a lot more dominant.
Illmatic wouldn't have been the same without Preemo's beats, nor Reasonable Doubt without Ski's, etc.
R2D has some great beats, but as a whole the prod doesn't really stand out IMO.

(excuse me for my lame grammar i'm tired)

louder 04.06.2012 11:39 AM

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Originally Posted by Severian
Though my own list would be almost entirely different.

would be dope to see that!

Severian 04.06.2012 02:26 PM

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Originally Posted by louder
would be dope to see that!


It'll take some thought, but maybe I can throw something together.

louder 04.06.2012 03:02 PM

as a bonus, i'll add my father's review on Goblin:

"this kid's gimmick is rhyming everything with 'fuck' and 'shit' so he doesn't need to put effort in his lyrics.
bla bla bla FUCK bla bla bla SHIT.
i've already counted him using the word 'fuck' 47 times on that song."

then i showed him a pic of Tyler, he said "he looks like a good boy but his mouth is so dirty".

ether

noisereductions 04.06.2012 05:43 PM

I wanna dissect yr whole list d00d. IT's a good list. Some overlap with my own for sure. Some WTF REALLY? But all honest and cool man. I dn't even know if I could make my own. But you know yr one of the small handful that even makes me check this board, right? *bro-hug*

hirsute_biped 04.06.2012 06:01 PM

best hip hop prime time newscast:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7Ltw8msUgd8

louder 04.07.2012 03:49 AM

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Originally Posted by noisereductions
I wanna dissect yr whole list d00d. IT's a good list. Some overlap with my own for sure. Some WTF REALLY? But all honest and cool man. I dn't even know if I could make my own. But you know yr one of the small handful that even makes me check this board, right? *bro-hug*

i can already try and guess which albums you didn't like. it's all good though. :)
you should post more often bro. last year wasn't that great after all but lots of good stuff are coming out this summer.

louder 04.07.2012 03:51 AM

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Originally Posted by foreverasskiss
this should of been number one. a better song for an introduction :http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KIwFwh57__U

Ghostface has one of my favorite rap verses ever.

fun stuff. never gets old.

ha yes. i remember listening to 36 Chambers for the first time, i had no idea what was going on, but i knew that i like it. eventually it became a strong contender for my fav album of all time.

Severian 04.07.2012 12:42 PM

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Originally Posted by foreverasskiss
i think you have a lot of potential louder. to become something bigger than this board.


Strangely, though I know this was a tongue in cheek comment, I feel the same way.

noisereductions 04.07.2012 02:28 PM

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Originally Posted by louder
i can already try and guess which albums you didn't like. it's all good though. :)
you should post more often bro. last year wasn't that great after all but lots of good stuff are coming out this summer.


I'm intrigued. Which do you think I didn't like?

louder 04.07.2012 03:01 PM

well, Get Rich is the obvious one. i thought i'd get bashed for that.

i don't care for Fiddy's discog at all, i don't think he was ever Pac or Ice Cube, or even Cam'ron, but his debut was awesome. dope beats and infectous hooks.

noisereductions 04.07.2012 05:38 PM

50 is one that I truthfully haven't even spent enough time with to comment. I could agree with you. I have no idea. All I have is some mixtapes. But srsly. Go through yr 25, tell me which you think I'd agree with and which you'd think I'd disagree with. It's interesting to me. And could spark enough to make me make my own list perhaps.

louder 04.07.2012 05:49 PM

^^^AGREE: pretty much all those dark, minimal 90's recs.

Movies for the Blind
Return to the 36 Chambers
The Infamous
Liquid Swords
Life After Death
It Was Written
Me Against the World
The Chronic
The Blueprint
Reasonable Doubt
Enter the Wu-Tang (36 Chambers)
Illmatic
* plus Carter 2


DISAGREE: most of the mid-00's - early 10's stuff.

Section.80
Pilot Talk
Hell Hath No Fury
TM101
Below the Heavens
Madvillainy


i just have a feeling. hell i might be dead wrong.
no idea about the ones i haven't mentioned.
:confused:


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