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Must Have Hip-Hop Albums?

Hip hop albums of all time. I’ll start the list off…

Eric B and Rakim - Paid in Full

Biggie - Ready to Die

Biggie - Life After Death

Tupac - Makaveli Don Killuminati: Seven Day Theory

Wutang Clan - Enter the Wutang (36 Chambers)

Wutang Clan - Wutang Forever

Raekwon - Only Built 4 Cuban Linx

Dr. Dre - The Chronic

Jay-z - Reasonable Doubt

There are many many more albums worthy of being on here…finish it off guys. Oh, and anyone not into hip hop, I advice you to check out all these…it might change your perspective if you are use to listening to newer shit.

Phrenology - The Roots
The Tipping Point - The Roots
Blackstar - Talib Kweli & Mos Def (Thieves in the Night is a wicked track)

Reasonable Doubt was Jay-Z’s best album.

Lupe Fiasco-The Cool

Little Brother-All albums

Scarface-The Diary

Tribe Called Quest-The Low End Theory

Nas-Illmatic

Genius-Liquid Swords

UGK-Ridin Dirty

Method Man-Tical

ATCQ - Midnight Marauders

The Pharcyde - Bizzare Ride II the Pharcyde

Ice Cube - Death Certificate

OutKast - ATLiens

De La Soul - 3 Feet High and Rising

Mobb Deep - The Infamous

Jurassic 5 - Quality Control

Jedi Mind Tricks - Servents in Heaven, Kings in Hell

Ghostface - Supreme Clientele

Geto Boys - We Can’t Be Stopped

Run DMC - Raising Hell

EPMD - Strictly Business

Digable Planets - Reachin’

Kanye West - Late Registration

The Fugees - The Score

Beastie Boys - License to Ill

Snoop Dogg - Doggystyle

Common - Resurrection

[quote]facko wrote:

Biggie - Ready to Die

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Agreed.

[quote]PonceDeLeon wrote:

Phrenology - The Roots

The Tipping Point - The Roots

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Love The Roots. Phrenology is their best album and I actually agree that The Tipping Point is amazing. Most people don’t seem to like it so I’m suprised you picked it.

[quote]Big_Boss wrote:

Tribe Called Quest-The Low End Theory

Nas-Illmatic

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Agreed. Illmatic is a classic.

I’ll add in some:

Eminem-The Marshall Mathers LP

Tupac-All Eyez On Me

A Tribe Called Quest-Midnight Marauders

Outkast- Stanktonia

Outkast- Speakerboxxx/The Love Below

N.W.A.- Straight Outta Compton

Good lists. Any album by Mac Dre is extremely underrated. I have the discography and so far every track is worth listening to twice over.

None of them.

Dr. Dre The chronic
Eminem- slim shady lp marshall mathers lp, and the Eminem show.

x3 for Dr. Dre the chronic - My fav all time rap album

Dj Drama - Gangsta Grills the album
The game - The documentary
Outkast - aquemni
Dead prez - Let’s get free
Bone thugs n harmony - East 1999

[quote]FormerlyTexasGuy wrote:
None of them. [/quote]

haven’t heard that one yet…sounds very gay.

[quote]Big_Boss wrote:
FormerlyTexasGuy wrote:
None of them.

haven’t heard that one yet…sounds very gay.[/quote]

The beats were alright, but the lyrics were shitty.

[quote]Big_Boss wrote:
FormerlyTexasGuy wrote:
None of them.

haven’t heard that one yet…sounds very gay.[/quote]

It is. Just like every other hip hop album.

For the ones who listed 2pac albums… I say 90% of his albums are must haves!

I’ll add some current must haves

T.I - Paper Trail
T-Pain - Thr33 Ringz
DJ Khaled - We Global
Ace Hood - Gutta


Slick Rick - The Great Adventures of Slick Rick

Most of what you guys listed are bonafied classics. So I’ll try to list ones that haven’t been listed yet.

Public Enemy- It Takes A Nation of Millions To Hold Us Back

Busta Rhymes- Extinction Level Event

Common - Like Water For Chocolate

Raekwon- Immobilarity (very underated album)

Soundbombing (any album)

Roots- Things Fall Apart

Tribe Called Quest - Peoples Instinctive Travels…

Jay Z- Hard Knock Life

Mos Def- Black on Both Sides

Method Man - Tical

ANY GHOSTFACE KILLAH ALBUM!

Add these to the list,

gangstarr - moment of truth

def squad - el nino

dj clue - the professional

a tribe called quest - beats, rhymes, and life

[quote]FormerlyTexasGuy wrote:
Big_Boss wrote:
FormerlyTexasGuy wrote:
None of them.

haven’t heard that one yet…sounds very gay.

It is. Just like every other hip hop album. [/quote]

Thanks for your input you scumfuck hillbilly piece of shit. You closer to getting banned again or what, cunt?

Just to throw some newer stuff into the mix…

Blu & Exile - Below the Heavens

Cyne - Pretty Dark Things

Pharoahe Monch - Desire

Shapeshifters - Invincible

Jean Grae - Jeanius

Honorable mention to Nas’s Untitled, if only for the song “Fried Chicken”.

[quote]wfifer wrote:
Just to throw some newer stuff into the mix…

Blu & Exile - Below the Heavens

Cyne - Pretty Dark Things

Pharoahe Monch - Desire

Shapeshifters - Invincible

Jean Grae - Jeanius

Honorable mention to Nas’s Untitled, if only for the song “Fried Chicken”. [/quote]

Desire was the sleeper hit of the year IMO.

guru, old PRT, Methodman, Rakim, Jay Z, been on a geto boys kick lately.