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Old 04-14-2009, 01:34 PM   #1
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What have you been listening to lately?

(Scroll down for Essentials List)

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Essential Listening - aka, the only albums you absolutely need...

[2008] Black Milk - Tronic
[2008] Elzhi - The Preface
[2007] Pharoahe Monch - Desire
[2007] UGK - Underground Kings
[2006] Clipse - Hell Hath No Fury
[2005] Lil Wayne - Tha Carter II
[2004] Kanye West - College Dropout
[2004] Madvillain - Madvillainy
[2004] MF Doom - MM.. Food
[2003] Charizma & Peanut Butter Wolf - Big Shots
[2002] Blackalicious - Blazing Arrow
[2001] Jay-Z - The Blueprint
[2001] Cannibal Ox - The Cold Vein
[2000] Deltron 3030 - Deltron 3030
[2000] Ghostface Killah - Supreme Clientele
[2000] Quasimoto - The Unseen
[1999] Mos Def - Black on Both Sides
[1999] The Roots - Things Fall Apart
[1999] Pharoahe Monch - Internal Affairs
[1998] Black Star - Mos Def & Talib Kweli Are Black Star
[1998] Outkast - Aquemini



Honorable Mention - Stuff people liked, but not absolute genre necessities...

[2008] Guilty Simpson - Ode to the Ghetto
[2008] Prolyphic and Reanimator - The Ugly Truth
[2007] Blue Sky Black Death & Hell Razah - Razah's Ladder
[2007] CunninLynguists - Dirty Acres
[2007] Dälek - Abandoned Language
[2007] El-P - I'll Sleep When You're Dead
[2006] Ghostface Killah - Fishscale
[2006] Lupe Fiasco - Food and Liquor
[2006] T.I. - King
[2006] The Roots - Game Theory
[2005] Common - Be
[2005] CunninLynguists - A Piece of Strange
[2005] Edan - Beauty and the Beat
[2004] Masta Ace - A Long Hot Summer
[2003] 50 Cent - Get Rich or Die Tryin'
[2003] Brother Ali - Shadows on the Sun
[2003] Dizzee Rascal - Boy in da Corner
[2003] Immortal Technique - Revolutionary, Vol. 2
[2003] INI - Center of Attention
[2003] Jay-Z - The Black Album
[2003] Jaylib - Champion Sound
[2003] Ludacris - Chicken and Beer
[2003] Outkast - Speakerboxx / The Love Below
[2003] Viktor Vaughn - Vaudeville Villain
[2002] Atmosphere - God Loves Ugly
[2002] Count Bass D - Dwight Spitz
[2002] El-P - Fantastic Damage
[2002] Scarface - The Fix
[2002] The Streets - Original Pirate Material
[2001] cLOUDDEAD - cLOUDDEAD
[2001] J Live - The Best Part
[2001] Nas - Stillmatic
[2000] Common - Like Water for Chocolate
[2000] Dead Prez - Let's Get Free
[2000] Eminem - The Marshall Mathers LP
[2000] Outkast - Stankonia
[2000] Reflection Eternal (Talib Kweli and Hi Tek) - Train of Thought
[1999] Dr. Dre - 2001
[1999] MF Doom - Operation: Doomsday
[1998] Big Pun - Capital Punishment
[1998] Devin the Dude - The Dude
[1998] Gang Starr - Moment of Truth
[1998] Lauryn Hill - The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill
[1998] The Coup - Steal This Album

The old "essentials" list. Credits go to Eliminator and Apocalyptic Raids:

East Coast
Gang Starr - Step in the Arena
Jeru The Damaja - The Sun Rises In The East
Jeru The Damaja - Wrath of The Math
Big L - Lifestylez ov da Poor & Dangerous
Big L - The Big Picture
Ultramagnetic MCs - Critical Beatdown
Beastie Boys - Paul's Boutique
Public Enemy - It Takes a Nation of Millions to Hold Us Back
Eric B. & Rakim - Paid in Full
Slick Rick - The Great Adventures of Slick Rick
EPMD - Strictly Business
Run DMC - Raising Hell
Afrika Bambaataa & the Soulsonic Force - Planet Rock: The Album
Boogie Down Productions - Criminal Minded
Grandmaster Flash & The Furious Five - The Message
Mantronix - The Album
LL Cool J - Radios
De La Soul - 3 Feet High and Rising
Wu-Tang Clan - Enter the Wu-Tang (36 Chambers)
A Tribe Called Quest - The Low-End Theory
The Notorious B.I.G. - Ready to Die
Gang Starr - Daily Operation
Mobb Deep - The Infamous
Genius/GZA - Liquid Swords
Raekwon - Only Built 4 Cuban Linx...
DJ Shadow - Endtroducing...
Black Moon - Enta Da Stage
KRS-One - Return of the Boom Bap
Diamond D - Stunts, Blunts and Hip-Hop
Black Star - Mos Def & Talib Kweli Are Black Star
Dr. Octagon - Dr. Octagonecologyst
Ghostface Killah - Ironman
Organized Konfusion - Stress: The Extinction Agenda
Jay-Z - Reasonable Doubt
Mos Def - Black on Both Sides
Guru - Jazzmatazz
Brand Nubian - One for All
Nas - Illmatic

West Coast
Charizma & Peanut Butter Wolf - Big Shots
Quasimoto - The Unseen
Blackalicious - Blazing Arrow
NWA - Straight Outta Compton
Dr. Dre - The Chronic
Ice Cube - AmeriKKKa's Most Wanted
Snoop Dogg- Doggystyle
Pharcyde - Bizarre Ride II the Pharcyde
Deltron 3030 - Deltron 3030
Too $hort - Cocktails

Midwest
Eminem - The Marshall Mathers LP
Common - Resurrection
Slum Village - Fantastic Vol. 2
JayDee - Donuts
Kanye West - College Dropout
Proof - Searching for Jerry Garcia
Binary Star - Masters of the Universe
Brother Ali - The Undisputed Truth
Bronze Nazareth - The Great Migration

South

UGK - Ridin' Dirty
Dead Prez - Let's Get Free
Dead Prez - Revolutionary But Gangsta
Scarface - The Diary
Outkast - Aquemini
T.I. - Trap Muzik
Devin the Dude - The Dude
Clipse - Hell Hath No Fury
CunninLynguists - A Piece of Strange
Count Bass D - Dwight Spitz









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In a desperate attempt to expand my limited horizons, I'm slowly worming my way into the world of hip hop. Right now I'm liking El-P and Massive Attack, and would like to hear more.

So I was hoping you all could suggest the undisputed absolute best best hip hop albums.

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Old 04-14-2009, 01:42 PM   #2
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Classic of the Minute Archive:

Jeru the Damaja - The Sun Rises in the East [1994]: http://www.sputnikmusic.com/forums/showthread.php?t=572812
Outkast - Aquemini [1998]: http://www.sputnikmusic.com/forums/showthread.php?t=573084
Slum Village - Fantastic Vol. 2 [2000]: http://www.sputnikmusic.com/forums/showthread.php?t=573286
Dizzee Rascal - Boy in da Corner [2003]: http://www.sputnikmusic.com/forums/showthread.php?t=573467
Scarface - The Diary [1994]: http://www.sputnikmusic.com/forums/showthread.php?t=573729
Lords of the Underground - Here Come The Lords [1993]: http://www.sputnikmusic.com/forums/showthread.php?t=574009
Cannibal Ox - The Cold Vein [2001]: http://www.sputnikmusic.com/forums/showthread.php?t=574187
Run-D.M.C. - Raising Hell [1986]: http://www.sputnikmusic.com/forums/showthread.php?t=574852
Gang Starr - Daily Operation [1992]: http://www.sputnikmusic.com/forums/showthread.php?t=574994
Company Flow - Funcrusher Plus [1997]: http://www.sputnikmusic.com/forums/showthread.php?t=575216
The Congos - Heart of the Congos [1977]: http://www.sputnikmusic.com/forums/showthread.php?t=576243
Georgia Anne Muldrow - Umsindo [2009]: http://www.sputnikmusic.com/forums/showthread.php?t=576441
Flying Lotus - 1983 [2006]: http://www.sputnikmusic.com/forums/showthread.php?t=576658
Pharoahe Monch - Internal Affairs [1999]: http://www.sputnikmusic.com/forums/showthread.php?t=577531
Pete Rock & CL Smooth - The Main Ingredient [1994]: http://www.sputnikmusic.com/forums/showthread.php?t=578079
Z-Ro - Let the Truth Be Told [2005]: http://www.sputnikmusic.com/forums/showthread.php?t=578324
Jehst - The Return of the Drifter [2002] - http://www.sputnikmusic.com/forums/showthread.php?t=578525
Jay-Z - Reasonable Doubt [1996] and The Black Album [2003] - http://www.sputnikmusic.com/forums/showthread.php?t=578856
Proof - Searching for Jerry Garcia [2005] - http://www.sputnikmusic.com/forums/showthread.php?t=579032

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Old 04-14-2009, 01:49 PM   #3
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I love 8Ball and MJG. Never heard that album though.
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Old 04-14-2009, 02:03 PM   #4
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Dr. Who Dat?
Deerhunter
Luke Vibert
Cyne

I've been listening to the ones above the past 2 days.
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Old 04-14-2009, 03:04 PM   #5
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Dr. Who Dat?
Deerhunter
Luke Vibert
Cyne

I've been listening to the ones above the past 2 days.
never heard of any of those, where are they from/what kind of hip hop are they?
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Old 04-14-2009, 03:12 PM   #6
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Dr. Who Dat? is kindof like Flying Lotus, instrumental hip hop with glitches and stuff.
Deerhunter is not Hip Hop, more like Animal Collective-ish stuff.
Luke Vibert is weird electronica music, with some Hip Hop beats, lots of acid jazz stuff etc.
Cyne are a group of Mc's, they kinda sound like Binary Star or On Be Lo IMO.
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Old 04-14-2009, 03:16 PM   #7
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deerhunter is some heavey ****
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Old 04-14-2009, 03:17 PM   #8
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slim thuggggga mutha ****kaaaa
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Old 04-14-2009, 04:00 PM   #9
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A lot of Biggie and Nas.
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Old 04-14-2009, 04:45 PM   #10
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Mostly Metaform
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Old 04-14-2009, 05:05 PM   #11
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Dr. Who Dat?
Deerhunter
Luke Vibert
Cyne

I've been listening to the ones above the past 2 days.
Hell yeah.
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Old 04-14-2009, 05:10 PM   #12
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Del - Funk Man
Finale - A Pipe Dream and a Promise
Bronze Nazareth - The Great Migration
Charizma & PB Wolf - Big Shots
Bats for Lashes - Two Suns (Indie/Folk Pop - really not even close to as good as the review here claims)
Long Distance Calling - Avoid the Light (Very awesome post rock)
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Gucci Mane has been on constant rotation for a week now

Gucci Tarrantiinooooo
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Old 04-14-2009, 05:23 PM   #14
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"i stay high like giraffe pussy" - gucci mane
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Phat Kat - Carte Blanche
Slum Village - Fantastic Vol. 2
Pharoahe Monch - Internal Affairs
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GZA - Liquid Swords
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Old 04-14-2009, 06:08 PM   #17
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you guys actually like that Dr. Who Dat? record?
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i really couldn't get into it.
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its just real derivative.
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Old 04-14-2009, 07:20 PM   #20
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I like it, but I like his stuff as Jneiro Jarel better
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Old 04-14-2009, 07:22 PM   #21
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i think i just don't like his style of rapping and his beats are just lesser versions of someone like Doom or Count Bass D.

i used to be really into the SBM album.. but now, i hardly listen.
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Old 04-14-2009, 08:41 PM   #22
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it was a diss track tuesday for me today
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Devin the Dude - Just Tryin' Ta Live
Kool G Rap & DJ Polo - Live and Let Die
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that Kool G Rap and DJ Polo album is sick
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it is. the track with scarface, bushwick bill and cube is awesome.
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Old 04-15-2009, 10:49 AM   #26
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Recommended if you like stuff like Cool Kids:

http://www.zshare.net/audio/575623680917c831/

Pacific Divison - Shut Up

http://www.myspace.com/pacdiv
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Old 04-15-2009, 04:34 PM   #27
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This is pretty sick:

http://www.myspace.com/shapeofbroadminds
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Old 04-15-2009, 05:36 PM   #28
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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_-_IFAt8ka0

favorite song this week, and the video is classic as well
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(oops wrong Nas song!!!)
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