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My own personal picks of the best hip hop albums from each year, from 1985 to 2001.
|1||2 Live Crew|
The 2 Live Crew Is What We Are
Album of 1985.
(Examples: We Want Some Pussy, Throw the D, Cuttin' It Up)
Licensed to Ill
Album of 1986.
(Examples: Fight for Your Right, No Sleep Till Brooklyn, Hold It Now, Hit It)
|3||Boogie Down Productions|
Album of 1987.
(Examples: South Bronx, The Bridge is Over, Criminal Minded)
Album of 1988.
(Examples: Ease Back, Give the Drummer Some, Critical Beatdown)
Album of 1989.
(Examples: So Watcha Sayin, Please Listen to My Demo, The Big Payback)
Fear of a Black Planet
Album of 1990.
(Examples: Brothers Gonna Work It Out, Welcome to the Terrordome, Fight the Power)
|7||A Tribe Called Quest|
The Low End Theory
Album of 1991.
(Examples: Excursions, Buggin' Out, Jazz (We've Got))
Album of 1992.
(Examples: Young Black Male, Trapped, Brenda's Got a Baby)
Enter the Wu-Tang (36 Chambers)
Album of 1993.
(Examples: Can It Be All So Simple, Wu-Tang Clan Ain't Nuthing ta Fuck Wit, Tearz)
Album of 1994.
(Examples: NY State of Mind, Memory Lane, It Ain't Hard to Tell)
Lifestylez Ov Da Poor and Dangerous
Album of 1995.
(Examples: Put It On, No Endz No Skinz, All Black)
Album of 1996.
(Examples: Tha Doggfather, You Thought, OJ Wake Up)
|13||The Notorious B.I.G.|
Life After Death
Album of 1997.
(Examples: Notorious Thugs, 10 Crack Commandments, Sky's the Limit)
Doc's Da Name 2000
Album of 1998.
(Examples: I'll Bee Dat, Da Goodness, Brick City Mashin)
The Slim Shady LP
Album of 1999.
(Examples: Brain Damage, Role Model, Still Don't Give a Fuck)
Album of 2000.
(Examples: Xxplosive, What's the Difference, Housewife)
Album of 2001.
(Examples: Stamina, Psycho Bitch, It's Alive)
|16 was actually released in 1999, but the sslp still beats it. this said, i hope to fucking god you'd pick the mmlp for 2000.|
|Sublime, I knew it was released in 99. But I thought that the album didn't really blow up till 2000 came along. And I would pick the MMLP, but I already have Em on here. I dont wanna make it so that one artist owns more than one year, ya know? And Brick, why are you hating on the Beasties? Thats a rap classic!|
|2 is so good, fuck off Brick|
|2 is amazing|
|Doggystle is so much better than tha dogg father IMO.|
Haven't heard to much rass kass and 2 live krew first is hilarious but there's good stuff on here.
Needs some wu-tang or raekwon/meth/ghostface solo albums.
mobb deep - infamous, hell on earth or murda musik
Mf doom or madvillian
Cypress hill - black sunday
Nwa, biggie - ready to die, big pun - capitol punishment
It's a cool list tho, idk why I felt like I needed to give you recs lol you prob heard that shit but ya I'd have some of those for sure. And IMO nas is the best rapper ever. K im drunk
|Oh i didn't see 36 chambers there whoopz|
|this list is so good and lol at 2 sucking its a pillar of rap|
but 2pacalypse Now is baaaaaad
|2 is such a classic. Also mad props on 6|
|Blaze, you are most definitely correct on Nas being the best rapper. And whether you were drunk or sober, I agree with that statement to the fullest lol. And qwe, I realize that 2Pacalypse Now isn't exactly produced tightly like how Pac's later albums would be, but I just admire the fuck outta the revolutionary and lyrical image Pac portrayed in that album. And that is exactly why I was not a big fan of his newer shit on Death Row. He wasn't exactly as lyrical as he could've been, but, nonetheless, Pac is a pretty solid MC, which everyone knows.|
|Thank you, Mr. Metallic.|
|Black Star (1998), Nia (2000), and Anghellic (2001)|
|Oooo! Very nice finds, Mr. Forever. I will definitely replace Ras with Tech. But I dont know about replacing Red. I absolutely adore that album... but Tech is definitely coming in.|
|Yeah it's got to be hard choosing just one album per year.|
|Paul's Boutique kills 2 though|
|Hmm... true, but then again, in my opinion, Check Your Head wrecks all of those. lol. But then again, at least the Beasties are up on here. Rap legends.|
|And yes it was, Mr. Forever. It took me damn near two hours to make this list perfect lol|
|"And qwe, I realize that 2Pacalypse Now isn't exactly produced tightly like how Pac's later albums would be, but I just admire the fuck outta the revolutionary and lyrical image Pac portrayed in that album. "|
idk man i've never thought he was good lyrically ever, but what ive always admired bout pac was how he could bring emotions to his music so credibly which a lot of rappers fail to do.
|Hmmm... thats true too. Good point.|
|2's just a bunch of shitty rhyming and yelling. it's annoying as hell.|