View Full Version : Best rap record you've ever heard

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

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.

04-08-2009, 07:43 PM

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

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

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

w/e else

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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.

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

36 chambers


Eastern philosophy

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

04-09-2009, 07:09 AM

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.

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

04-09-2009, 09:55 AM
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

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

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.

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

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

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

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

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.

04-11-2009, 03:54 PM

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.

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

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

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

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

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

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.

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

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

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

does it for me like no other rap record does

04-23-2009, 10:50 PM
the obvious ones:

Ready To Die
Reasonable Doubt

Other favorites:
Shadows on the Sun

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

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.

04-23-2009, 11:31 PM
oh yeah

big l is ****ing dope.

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.

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

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

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

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

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