Thursday, May 05, 2005

10 Best Hip Hop Albums Ever

Since appearently its everybody's motherfuckin job to do this post, i will too, since im a follower like that. Nhjic.

What MTV sez...

1. Eric B. & Rakim - Paid In Full
2. Nas - Illmatic
3. Dr. Dre - The Chronic
4. Notorious BIG - Ready to Die

Though I dont necessarily agree with those being the top 4 picks, those are good picks. I can certainly respect them.

5. Run-DMC - Raising Hell
Fuck the hataz, no homo. This was influential and good. I find this pick about as reasonable as putting Makaveli here. Maybe even more.

6. Jay-Z - Reasonable Doubt
Not that it wasn't good, but it is not top 10. #6 is just way to high

7. NWA - Efil4ziggan (Am I the only one who spells this shit right?)
Straight Outta Compton is a better album, and I wouldn't put that in the top 10 anyways.

8. Ice Cube - Death Certificate
Solid pick, but I wouldnt put it up here.

9. Makaveli - The Don Killuminati: The 7 Day Theory
This is not even my favorite Tupac album. No. I hate to say it again: Great album, but this is a top 10 all time list.

10. Public Enemy - It Takes a Nation of Millions to Hold Us Back
That took them a while. 10 is way too low.

What I say:

My list, in no particular order

01. Eric B. & Rakim - "Paid In Full"
02. Nas - "Illmatic"
03. Public Enemy - "Nation of Millions"
04. Notorious B.I.G. - "Ready to Die"
05. Dr. Dre - "The Chronic"
06. BDP - "Criminal Minded"
07. Wu-Tang - "36 Chambers"
08. De La Soul - "3 Feet High & Rising"
09. ATCQ - "The Low End Theory"
10. Beasties - "License to Ill"
11. BDK - "Long Live the Kane"
12. EPMD - "Strictly Business"

Honorable Mentions:
Mobb Deep - "The Infamous"
NWA - "Straight Outta Compton"
2Pac - "Me Against the World"
GangStarr - "Daily Operation"
Run-D.M.C. - "Raising Hell"
Ice Cube - "Death Certificate"
The Pharcyde - "Bizarre Ride II The Pharcyde"
Mos Def - "Black On Both Sides"
Jay-Z - "Reasonable Doubt"
Slick Rick - "Great Adventures of"
Blackstar - "Mos Def & Talib Kweli are..."
Big L - "Livestylez Ov Da Poor & Dangerous"
Outkast - "Aquemini"
Cypress Hill - "Cypress Hill"
Ultramagnetic MC's - "Critical Beatdown"
Common Sense - "Ressurection"
Ras Kass - "Soul On Ice"
Jeru the Damaja - "The Sun Rises In The East"
Snoop Dogg - "Doggystyle"
Main Source - "Breaking Atoms"
Kool G Rap & DJ Polo - "Road To The Riches"
Genius / GZA - "Liquid Swords"
Raekwon the Chef - "Only Built 4 Cuban Linx..."
Geto Boys - "We Can't Be Stopped"
The Roots - "Illadelph Halflife"
Public Enemy - "Fear of a Black Planet"
De La Soul - "De La Soul Is Dead"
ATCQ - "Midnight Marauders"
...Buncha other shit..


Anonymous Anonymous said...

Follow the Leader was MUCH better than Paid in Full, imho. Anyway, here's my take on it:

1. By All Means Necessary - BDP
2. Nation of Millions - Public Enemy
3. Follow the Leader - Eric B. & Rakim
4. 3 Feet High & Rising - De La Soul
5. Business As Usual - EPMD
6. Mr. Hood - KMD
7. Straight Outta' Compton - NWA
8. People's Instinctive Travels and the Paths of (Funk and) Rhythm - A Tribe Called Quest
9. Done by the Forces of Nature - Jungle Brothers
10. The Great Adventures of - Slick Rick

4:42 PM  
Blogger flyno20 said...

Way to be so bold as to not rank the top ten.

no homo

4:47 PM  
Blogger The Book said...

The Only reason that
Makaveli - The Don Killuminati: The 7 Day Theory
Was added is because it ws the most Recognized Album by Tupac . Being that he dies the same month it released ..

the Video's sold that album ..

i was in 7th grade when this happened

5:06 PM  
Blogger Zodiac Digital said...

i dont want to put that much thought into it. i really could be here all day debating long live the kane vs. the low end theory.

5:07 PM  
Anonymous destiny said...

I'm a girl, and I know this is usually a guy's conversation. But that list is all wrong. BDP and KMD shouldn't be there at all. And why isn't there any female love?

9:15 PM  
Blogger Zodiac Digital said...

> BDP and KMD shouldn't be there at all

first off, KMD, i didnt put it in my list.
as for BDP, are you on crack?

> And why isn't there any female love?

nothing against mc lyte, but seriously, what did you expect? for me to put the last jean grae album over de la soul?

9:26 PM  
Blogger Doc Savage said...

My list, which is the final word, fool:

1. Public Enemy - "Nation of Millions"
2. Eric B. & Rakim - "Paid In Full"
3. Straight Outta' Compton - NWA
4. Wu-Tang - "36 Chambers"
5. BDK - "Long Live the Kane"
6. Ultramagnetic MC's - "Critical Beatdown"
7. ATCQ - "Midnight Marauders"
8. Ice Cube - "AmeriKKKa's Most Wanted"
9. BDP - "Criminal Minded"
10. De La Soul - "3 Feet High & Rising"

12:02 PM  
Anonymous Technology said...

No list is complete w/out '...Cuban Linx' and both a Tribe & De La album. end of story. But MTV slipped when NO KRS was on there.
I know rap industry cats were whylin' when they peeped that list.

6:58 AM  
Anonymous Joe said...

Mr. Hood? I like Doom too, but top ten? Please. And Critical Beatdown? I could live a hundred years and I'll never understand how Kool Keith got to be so overrated.

In no particular order:
Raising Hell
Bigger and Deffer
Paul's Boutique
Ready to Die
The Chronic
Enter the 36 Chambers
The Score
It Takes a Nation of Millions...

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