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CaptainWaits
04-08-2009, 06:48 PM
As a response to the Worst rap record you've ever heard, what's the best, or some of the best? Get some more basic discussion going...

Here's a top 5 of mine in alpha order:

Broth Lynch Hung - The Ripgut Collection
Notorious B.I.G - Ready To Die
Snoop Dogg - Doggystyle
The Roots - Illadelph Halflife
Talib Kweli & Hi-Tek - Reflection Eternal

kingsoby1
04-08-2009, 07:29 PM
El-P - Fantastic Damage
Deltron 3030
Outkast - Aquemini
Roots - Things Fall Apart
Company Flow - Funcrusher Plus

And these might not necessarily be the best, but these are MY favorites, ha.

Black Milk's Tronic and Waajeed's The War are approaching this status as well.

cbmartinez
04-08-2009, 07:43 PM
Illmatic

Kyle
04-08-2009, 08:01 PM
Illmaticyup, probably.

honourosis
04-08-2009, 08:07 PM
charizma and peanut butter wolf - big shots

i don't know about best, but i listen to this one constantly

comity
04-08-2009, 08:14 PM
liquid swords
big shots
paul's boutique

w/e else

BleepBoop
04-08-2009, 08:32 PM
Nas - Illmatic
Nas - Untitled
N.W.A. - Straight Outta Compton
40. Cal - The Yellow Tape
Notorious B.I.G. - Ready to Die

Led_Zep_Bonham
04-08-2009, 08:47 PM
Del - Both Sides of the Brain
Hieroglyphics - Third Eye Vision or Full Circle
Quasimoto - The Unseen
MF DOOM - MM..FOOD
Antipop Consortium - Arrhythmia

Rams
04-08-2009, 10:40 PM
In order:
Black Moon - Enta da Stage
INI - Center of Attention
Public Enemy - It Takes a Nation of Millions to Hold Us Back
Jay-Z - The Black Album
Pete Rock & C.L. Smooth - The Main Ingredient or Dred Scott - Breakin' Combs

cbmartinez
04-09-2009, 12:05 AM
couple more

all eyez on me
enter the 36 chambers
lifestylez ov the poor & dangerous
moment of truth
midnight marauders
follow the leader
it takes a nation of millions to hold us back

illmitch
04-09-2009, 12:44 AM
hmmmm this'll be hard

clipse - hell hath no fury
mobb deep - the infamous
cam'ron - purple haze
wu-tang clan - enter the 36 chambers
nas - illmatic

i don't know if i'm prepared to call it a top 5, but G-Side - Starshipz and Rocketz absolutely captivated me the first time i heard it, and it's a strong contender

nevertoolate
04-09-2009, 12:51 AM
Nas - Illmatic
A Tribe Called Quest - Peoples Instintive Travels..
BDP - Criminal Minded
3rd Bass - The Cactus LP
Run DMC - Tougher Than Leather
Gangstarr - Daily Operation

Detective Dan
04-09-2009, 01:17 AM
watch out blazing arrow

pixiesfanyo
04-09-2009, 01:32 AM
Organized Konfusion - Stress
GZA - Liquid Swords

nevertoolate
04-09-2009, 01:56 AM
oh yeah Organized Konfusion. Their **** owns.

Apocalyptic Raids
04-09-2009, 04:37 AM
illmatic
36 chambers

Wish
04-09-2009, 05:45 AM
Jehst - The Return of the Drifter
Nas - Illmatic
Foreign Beggars - Asylum Speakers
Task Force - Music from the Corner Volume 1
Brotherman - The Dark / The Light
Chester P - From the Ashes
Dr Syntax - Self Taught
Braintax - Biro Funk

No order.

Crapdragoon
04-09-2009, 05:53 AM
Moment of truth

36 chambers

illmatic

Eastern philosophy


im basing that on what albums ive heard the most and ive listened to those 4 a lot.

P13
04-09-2009, 07:09 AM
Madvillainy

Ganondorf
04-09-2009, 09:20 AM
I like Black Star and Liquid Swords a lot, I nicked the Wu Tang and solo projects back catalouge of a friend and there's a lot of good stuff scatterd around on it, I might make osme kind of playlist of the best stuff. I also like Kanye West's stuff, dunno if that's allowed here though lol. Mos Def - The New Danger I have decided is pretty bad, I need to listen to some of his other stuff as I liked Black Star so he must have some other good stuff.

niobium
04-09-2009, 09:37 AM
charizma and peanut butter wolf - big shots

i don't know about best, but i listen to this one constantlyit's just completely enjoyable whenever

octagonecologyst for me most likely. automator has been working to better himself since then but probably won't

Glitterati
04-09-2009, 09:55 AM
illmatic
36 chambers

this +

the black album by jay-z
speakerboxx/the love below by outkast
king by t.i.

edit - those are at least some of my current favorites

sgrevs
04-09-2009, 09:57 AM
I think
Ready To Die
Illmatic
Madvillainy
are probably my three favourites, but not sure. Blazing Arrow is up there too.

team_racket
04-09-2009, 10:21 AM
lifestylez ov the poor & dangerous


Couldn't possibly nominate a favourite, but Lifestylez sucked me back into hip hop. Great album.

Txus
04-09-2009, 10:51 AM
GZA - Liquid Swords
Blackalicious - Blazing Arrow
Quasimoto - The Unseen

horseypie
04-10-2009, 04:38 AM
it's just completely enjoyable whenever

octagonecologyst for me most likely. automator has been working to better himself since then but probably won't

i reckon deltron 3030 wipes the floor with dr octagonecologyst
i only really like a couple of songs of dr octagons where i can listen to deltrons album all the time
i like pretty much everything the automators done though, except the gorillaz i dont really like that much

lovage is awesome

jdogsnoop
04-11-2009, 01:07 PM
Jeru The Damaja - The Sun Rises in the East
Nas - Illmatic
A Tribe Called Quest - Midnight Marauders
Notorious BIG- Ready to Die
Jedi Mind Tricks - Legacy of Blood

kingsoby1
04-11-2009, 01:48 PM
lovage can lick my nutsack. actually it's not too bad, just makes me think of this one chick that cheated on me a long time ago in a galaxy far far away

Kyle
04-11-2009, 02:14 PM
Been thinking about this a bit more and to add to Illmatic, the other records that I always return to are...

Aesop Rock - Labour Days
Charaizma and Peanut Butter Wolf - Big Shots
NWA - Straight Outta Compton
Talib Kweli and Hi-Tek - Reflection Eternal
Why? - Elephant Eyelash
Wu Tang - 36 Chambers

Pretty obvious choices, but they're classics for a reason I think.

ATM
04-11-2009, 03:54 PM
http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/d/d8/Dahshinin.jpg

Skyler
04-11-2009, 04:28 PM
j5 - quality control
liquid swords
e&a - e&a
charizma and pbwolf - big shots

these are just albums that i have consistently enjoyed over the past years, and what usually comes to mind when someone asks me what my favorite hip-hop albums are.

Txus
04-11-2009, 06:48 PM
eyedea & abilities ftw

hismajestythepope
04-11-2009, 07:24 PM
wu-tang clan - enter the 36 chambers, obviously

other personal favorites:
def squad - el nino
redman - muddy waters
rza - bobby digital
eminem - slim shady lp

Iai
04-12-2009, 08:53 AM
1. Public Enemy - It Takes a Nation of Millions
2. Public Enemy - Fear of a Black Planet
3. Eminem - The Marshall Mathers LP
4. Eric B & Rakim - Paid in Full
5. Wu-Tang - 36 Chambers
6. Biggie - Ready to Die
7. Snoop Dogg - Doggystyle
8. The Roots - Rising Down
9. Beastie Boys - Paul's Boutique
10. Nas - Illmatic

HM: Pharoahe Monch - Desire, Prolyphic & Reanimator - The Ugly Truth, El-P - I'll Sleep When You're Dead, Buck 65 - Talkin' Honky Blues, Afrika Bambaataa - Planet ROck

Flagjacket
04-12-2009, 09:35 PM
my favorite records of all time

Chronic 2001
The Documentary
I dunno if youd count Tupac - Greatest Hits

thats about as far as I goes as solid favorites I have

pick 6
04-15-2009, 07:30 PM
Nas - Nas is Like

CoOpCity
04-16-2009, 03:26 PM
Just about anything by Gangstarr
B.I.G.- Ready to Die
Outkast-ATLiens
Jay-z Reasonable Doubt
Nas-Illmatic

Badmoon
04-21-2009, 05:03 AM
I'm quite fond of The Chronic, except for a few tracks.

There is like 2+ unsatisfactory songs in there plus unneeded filler.

36 Chambers and the Marshall Mathers Lp are great too.

horseypie
04-21-2009, 05:49 AM
the intro to the chronic is so good

Meatplow
04-23-2009, 11:33 AM
page turn

Meatplow
04-23-2009, 11:33 AM
jurassic 5 - power in numbers

does it for me like no other rap record does

C.O.A.
04-23-2009, 10:50 PM
the obvious ones:

Illmatic
Ready To Die
ATLiens
Aquemini
Reasonable Doubt

Other favorites:
Madvillainy
Shadows on the Sun

**** i can't think of anything else right now...

BleepBoop
04-23-2009, 10:57 PM
Most of The Chronic is shockingly bad IMO. There are a few solid G-Funk sounds in it but the bulk of it bores me.

Illmatic is my favorite hip-hop record and Ready to Die was the first album to make me respect it as a genre.

I'm just getting into Big L, Lifestylez is completely sick.

C.O.A.
04-23-2009, 11:31 PM
oh yeah

big l is ****ing dope.

illmitch
04-23-2009, 11:56 PM
big l is one of my top rappers of all time. you need to check out his compilation of freestyle verses, they're sick.

Jaundice
04-24-2009, 12:42 AM
What's the name of the compilation?

illmitch
04-24-2009, 08:20 AM
Harlem's Finest: A Freestyle History, Vol. 1 and 2
there's also an album of unreleased/rare stuff called The Unseen Picture

not really sure if either of those were ever released widely in stores

GOme
04-24-2009, 10:54 AM
Labor Days
3030
Personal Journalist
Illmatic
Liquid Swords

jrowa001
04-24-2009, 10:57 AM
always going to be Blazing Arrow for me

niobium
04-24-2009, 02:01 PM
sage francis doesn't know how to make words rhyme. he's only a beat poet

ok lateralus
04-24-2009, 02:09 PM
Fear of a Black Planet