Average Rating: 3.92
Rating Variance: 0.21
Objectivity Score: 56% (Somewhat Balanced)
Sort by: Rating | Release Date | Rating Date | Name4.5 superbCunninLynguists A Piece Of StrangeDJ Shadow Endtroducing.....DJ Shadow created an album which sounds like a combination of the last fifty years of music history, truly impeccable. The sampling is genius, the drive is genius, the substance is apparent throughout. This is excellent, between a 4.5 and a 5.El-P Cancer 4 CureEminem The Marshall Mathers LPLets ignore the immense numbers this album has produced to look at the actual music. Eminem delivers at his near peak, moving this album to classic status. He raises the bar for lyrical ability by rhyming phonetically at rapid rates. The album would have been a 5 if it wasn't for a few misplaced tracks like "Under the Influence" which should have been saved for Devil's Night (by D12). Many consider this to be Shady's strongest album and it is in totality. But song for song? Eminem has spit far more aggressive and complicated verses than what is heard on the MMLP.Eminem InfiniteThe level of skill that is heard on this album is insane. The technicality of the rhymes, the complexity of the flows, the pitches, the phonetic rhymes and linguistic twists; Eminem is at one of his best. This a 4.5 only because of the skill. If this album was artistically composed, had outstanding production, and rose in the conceptual area, it would've been a classic. Godspeed You! Black Emperor F#A# (Infinity)The soundtrack for the end of the world. I gave this a 4.5 because there are some parts of the album that just don't flow. The rating might change though, this is the first album I've listened to by this band. Godspeed You! Black Emperor Yanqui U.X.O.Kendrick Lamar good kid, m.A.A.d cityMobb Deep The InfamousNas IllmaticThe Notorious B.I.G. Ready to DieNotorious B.I.G. - Ready to Die....A brilliantly composed album. Like Nas said on "Last Real Nigga Alive", Biggie was ahead of his time. There isn't much more that needs to be said.4.0 excellentA Tribe Called Quest The Low End TheoryBad Meets Evil Hell: The SequelBig Pun Capital PunishmentCunninLynguists OneirologyDr. Dre 2001Eminem The Slim Shady LPEminem The Eminem ShowEminem The Slim Shady EPGodspeed You! Black Emperor Lift Your Skinny Fists Like Antennas...GZA Liquid SwordsGZA has created, literally, a near perfect album. This a true hip hop classic and one of the greatest albums of all time (in hip hop at least). Immortal Technique Revolutionary Volume 1This album put Immortal Technique"s skill as a battle emcee and a storyteller in the spotlight. "Dance with the Devil", a classic underground masterpiece, is the real thing, showing the cold reality of the world we live in. Tech puts the humanity in his words; he puts the substance behind his work that listeners and fans long for. This was a solid debut. This is a necessary listen in terms of underground hip hop, a well deserved 5. Immortal Technique Revolutionary Volume 2Immortal Technique The 3rd WorldJay-Z Reasonable DoubtKanye West My Beautiful Dark Twisted FantasyKendrick Lamar Section.80Nas Life Is GoodNas brought it back the stillmatic days, quality production, superb lyrics as expected from an emcee such as Nas.The Notorious B.I.G. Life After DeathThe Roots undunWu-Tang Clan Enter the Wu-Tang (36 Chambers)3.5 greatD12 UndergroundThe EP is good, not great, but good. It has the signature D12 sound and the listener can feel the inner Detroit sound. In other words, the album has an industrial, urban sound as well as a battle feel to it. Bizarre offers his typical twisted humor, Eye-Kyu spits with is compound syllable flow, and the rest are on point. Kuniva delivers, Mr. Porter (Kon Artist) delivers, and Bugz delivers. Proof and Eminem dominate in terms of rhyming skill. Proof spits complicated and aggressive rhymes at ease with a slick composure while Eminem bombards the ears with his classic style, as heard in Infinite as well as tracks prior to his debut album (Biterphobia, ***in' Backstabber).
Proof raps "I love killin beef so I kill a whole cow pasture// lyrically I'm sick, ill everything but sober my nickle plate pack the...jackin fool get ***ed over" followed by Eminem spitting "my intentions to injure// and to prevent ya from enterin' from the edge of my center// or get your mutha***in' pants split at the creases// ***in' you intellectually, givin' you mentally sexually transmitted diseases".
The Underground EP by D12 is a real insight on the innards of Detroit in the late 90's.Dr. Dre The ChronicEminem RelapseEminem RecoveryRecovery was better than relapse and Relapse was a solid attempt to re-enter the rap game. This album was above average; in terms of Eminem's discography, this album, quality wise, falls in between Relapse and the Eminem Show. Immortal Technique The MartyrNas God's SonSlaughterhouse Welcome to: Our HouseThe album was an average piece of work from Slaughterhouse in my opinion. They can do better.The Notorious B.I.G. Born Again3.0 good50 Cent Get Rich or Die Tryin'Eminem EncoreImmortal Technique The Silenced RevolutionSlaughterhouse SlaughterhouseSoul Intent Soul IntentIf you are a fan of lyrical intensity then you'll like this. This is early Eminem spitting rapid fire lyrics (pre Slim Shady, pre Infinite)
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