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My 10 Favourite Hip-hop Albums (so Far...)

NOTE: these are my 10 FAVOURITE hip hop albums, not the 10 BEST (that would be a pretty different list)... Honourable mentions: Nas - Illmatic, Wu-Tang Clan - 36 Chambers, Chino XL - Here To Save You All, Outkast - ATLiens, P.O.S. - Never Better, Atmosphere - Lucy Ford, Ghostface Killah - Fishscale, Mobb Deep - The Infamous, Canibus - Rip The Jacker, Common Market - Winter's End EP, plenty more I can't think of now...
A Piece Of Strange

Pretty much the defining album of my youth. Helped me through a loooott of rough times. Every track has over 100 plays on my iPod, just a perfect album in my eyes. The beats, rhymes, concept, everything is just perfect, and it has a shitload of easter eggs that just make it that much more special. My favourite album of all time, bar none.
The Darkest Cloud

Can you say UNDERRATED? Vakill has been killing Chicago hip-hop since the early '90s and still no one knows about this cat... This is his best album so far, just a perfect mix of battle tracks and introspection, also some of the most clever punchlines I've ever heard. "Tattooed F-U-N on my dick for Fuck U Niggas, while I poke fun at your bitches" and "Vakill's like Columbians sitting in a circle, my name has a dope ring to it"... He's a BEAST.
3Deltron 3030
Deltron 3030

If you don't love this album you don't love hip hop. End of story.
4Pharoahe Monch
Internal Affairs

RAW. Definitely Pharoahe at his best, minus one or two weaker tracks (The Ass, come on...). Ridiculously stronger lyrically than his follow up album Desire, hopefully his next one will have Pharoahe going back to his roots.
5Cage [Hip-Hop]
Hell's Winter

Ahhh Cage, the crazy white boy rapper before Eminem was the crazy white boy rapper. Definitely his best album. Movies For The Blind was great but inconsistent, and Depart From Me was a mess. Check this out if you like P.O.S.'s style of punk fused with hip hop.
Liquid Swords

See number 3.
7Goodie Mob
Soul Food

Flat-out the best southern hip hop album of all time. Pure classic all the way through.

WHY DON'T MORE PEOPLE KNOW ABOUT THIS GUY? He makes dope beats, his flow is absolutely ridiculous, and he can sing damn well. Severely underrated emcee and album. He sums it up perfectly on 'Politics', "Bitch, you're frontin on the future, stop watching your back and face forward / Reviewers best to listen to this like they paid for it."
The Balancing Act

Emotion emotion emotion. Yes, this album does get a bit repetitive, but if you're a fan of lyricism, you HAVE to get this. Sadistik is the most impressive new lyricist I've come across in a VERY long time. Another album that helped me through shitty parts of my life.
10Ras Kass
Soul On Ice

Most lyrical west-coast album of all time. End of story. Sadly, this was taken off the shelves and put out of print shortly after it was released for a line about "slitting the Pope's throat", so this is an incredibly hard album to find. The production on this is a bit lacking, but Ras' lyrics more than make up for it. And with one of the best hip hop songs ever in "The Nature of The Threat" you just can't go wrong.
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