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Old 04-12-2013, 11:52 PM   #1
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What 5 albums do you think give the most complete view of hip hop?

Hi all,
If someone had never heard any hip hop before and you had to try to explain it to them using only 5 albums, which ones would you choose? (and no adding extras, stick to just 5)

Explain your choices too if you can.
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Old 04-13-2013, 12:53 AM   #2
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impossible. But I'm going to go with a reductive/chronological type shit

Cool G Rap - 4,5,6
midnight marauders
The Chronic
Madvillain
Donuts/ LA(flylo)


This completely ignores southern, mainstream, and tons of other shit.
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Old 04-13-2013, 12:54 AM   #3
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i think 36 chambers is pretty important.

otherwise your list is interesting
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Old 04-13-2013, 12:56 AM   #4
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but honestly if this guy actually existed i'd just give him

Dilla - discography
madlib - discography
doom/viktor/geedorah - discography
tribe - discography
wu tang - discography
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Old 04-13-2013, 12:57 AM   #5
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i think 36 chambers is pretty important.

otherwise your list is interesting
i couldn't decide on 36 chambers, 4,5,6, and illmatic
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Old 04-13-2013, 06:09 AM   #6
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Hi,
You ol made good choices but i want some awesome choices!!
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Old 04-13-2013, 12:17 PM   #7
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fuk u
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Old 04-13-2013, 12:54 PM   #8
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Jay-Z Reasonable Doubt
Jay-Z Hard Knock Life
Jay-Z Blueprint
Jay-Z Black Album
Kanye West MBDTF
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Old 04-19-2013, 07:25 PM   #9
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madvillain - 'madvillainy'
cannibal ox - 'the cold vein'
j dilla - 'donuts'
wu-tang clan - 'enter the wu-tang'
outkast - 'aquemini'
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Old 04-21-2013, 12:55 AM   #10
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Quasimoto - The Unseen
Latyrx - The Album
Freestyle Fellowship - Innercity Griots
Poor Righteous Teachers - Holy Intellect

and to appease the masses

Wu-tang Clan - Enter The Wu-Tang (36 Chambers)
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Old 04-21-2013, 10:00 PM   #11
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Any 5 KRS-One or Boogie Down Production albums
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Old 04-21-2013, 10:05 PM   #12
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KRS-One is by far the best emcee of all time, this isn't just my opinion its the opinion of most people who take it more seriously than just some music that sounds cool. If you want the history of Hip Hop there is no better place to learn and be entertained than KRS-One, maybe try the CD Edutainment. He has made over 20 CD's and not a single one is wack, he left the mainstream as soon as rap went down hill in the late 90's. He revolutionized rap and layed the blueprint for essentially every act today, while remaining in the background, teaching the history and organizing Hip Hop into a community while also continuing to create the most original music the genre has ever seen.

My favorite 5 CD's are

KRS-One
Return of the Boom Bap
Edutainment
Godsville
Meta-Historical
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Old 06-02-2013, 10:35 AM   #13
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krs one blows
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lol Fuck the fucking 90s people shiiit.

Outkast - Stankonia
Clipse - Hell Hath No Fury
Young Jeezy - Thug Motivation 101
Missy Elliott - Miss E... So Addictive
Dizzee Rascal - Boy in Da Corner
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Blackstar - Blackstar

GZA - Liquid Swords

Danger Doom - The Mouse And The Mask

Eyedea & Abilities - First born

Company Flow - Funcrusher Plus
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