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Favorite Hip-Hop albums?

Discussion in 'Recordings [BG]' started by jasonbraatz, Jun 29, 2002.

  1. jasonbraatz


    Oct 18, 2000
    Oakland, CA
    yeah - i listen to hip-hop. you should too. :D there is lots of GREAT stuff out there if you know what to look for.

    Deltron 3030
    Talib Kweli & Mos Def - Black Star
    Busta Rhymes - The Coming
    Roots - Do You Want More?!
    Youngblood Brass Band - Unlearn
  2. supergreg


    Jan 20, 2002
    Im not sure if Mc Hammer is considered hip hop but I like his stuff.
  3. beastie boys - paul's boutique
    roots - anything, but esp. DYWM
    2 skinnee j's - supermercado
    jurassic 5 - quality control
  4. Wrong Robot

    Wrong Robot Guest

    Apr 8, 2002
    Me love hip hop....*drool*
    (i'm listening to Jaco right now though :)

    anyway I'd have to say my favorite albums are
    Del- Future Devlopment
    Roots- Do you want more?!!??!
    Dilated Peoples- The platform
    GangStarr- Moment of Truth
    HieroGlyphics- 3rd eye vision(this is a GREAT GREAT GREAT album)
    Deltron 3030
    Jedi Mind Tricks- the amber probe
    MC Paul Barman- how hard is that?

    I could go on...cause just about every Hip-hop album I have is one of my favorites and I listen to regularly :D
  5. pigpen02


    Mar 24, 2002
    cypress hill- black sunday. great great album, great bass/drums, lots of hooks. love it.
  6. The Disposable Heroes of Hiphorisy: "Hipocrisy is the Greatest Luxury", released 1992, is my favourite hip-hop album (perhaps even the only one I really like), mainly because of the political issues raised. And, as well, Charlie Hunter plays the bass on a few tracks, and guitar in his usual bass-and-guitar-at-once-style on one. Groovy.
  7. De La Soul- Three feet high and rising:D

    I'm not sure whether Zeppelin (The Crunge sampled on "the magic number") Steely Dan (Peg sampled on "I know") Hall & Oates (I can't go for that sampled on "Say no go") etc. all the other "samplees" got credited but that album introduced me to a lot of new music via the samples, and led me to check out the original sources.
  8. The Roots - Do You Want More???
    D'angelo - Voodoo
    Lauryn Hill - The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill
    N.E.R.D. - In Search Of... (rap? I dunno, but I like it!)
  9. Gia


    Feb 28, 2001
    Beastie boys - Hello Nasty :D
  10. Woodchuck


    Apr 21, 2000
    Atlanta (Grant Park!)
    Gallien Krueger for the last 12 years!
    "De La Soul Is Dead" - De La Soul
    "A Bizarre Ride With The Pharcyde" - Pharcyde
  11. i can't BELIEVE i forgot this. also nas - illmatic.
  12. Woodchuck


    Apr 21, 2000
    Atlanta (Grant Park!)
    Gallien Krueger for the last 12 years!
    I also dug "Amerikkka's Most Wanted" by Ice Cube, "Future Without A Past" by Leaders of the New School, and "Mecca And The Soul Brother" by Pete Rock & CL Smooth.
  13. jazzbo


    Aug 25, 2000
    San Francisco, CA
    ...Public Enemy -
    It Take a Nation of Millions to Hold Us Back
    Fear of a Black Hat
    Apocalypse 91: The Enemy Strikes Black
    Yo! Bum Rush the Show
    Muse-Sick In Hour Mess Age
    Greatest Misses

    ...Arrested Development -
    3 Years, 2 Months, and a Day in the Life of...

    ...PM Dawn -
    Of the Body, the Heart the Soul: The Utopian Experience
    The Bliss Album

    ...Run DMC -
    Raising Hell

    ...Beastie Boys -
    Licensed to Ill

    ...De La Soul -
    3 Feet High and Rising

    ...Us3 -

    ...Digable Planets -

    Both albums
  14. Brendan

    Brendan Supporting Member

    Jun 18, 2000
    Austin, TX
    I like pretty much all Public Enemy. Probably the most astute and intelligent outfit there was. Well, I don't know if it' PE or Chuck D, but either way, that's some serious stuff.

    Jurrasic 5. All the way.

    Well, there's Scarface/Ghetto Boyz "Damn it Feels Good to be a Gangster" (From Office Space fame)...that's my favorite hip hop song...
  15. JP Bassman

    JP Bassman

    Jun 18, 2001
    from my limited hip-hop and rap knowledge:

    Dr Dre's Chronic and Chronic 2001
    NWA's Staright Outta Compton, if only for lyrical value.
    Ludacris's Southern Hospitality
    Nelly's Country Grammar
    Eminem's Eminem Show

    they all rock
  16. uhh... i think you need another cup of coffee, jazz. :p

    another recommendation: anything by KRS-1
  17. jazzbo


    Aug 25, 2000
    San Francisco, CA
    Oops. I obviously meant "Fear of a Black Planet." But, seeing as how "Fear of a Black Hat" is one of my all time favorite movies, the slip up is understandable.
  18. Jontom


    Mar 11, 2002
    New York
    Digable Planets-Reachin':a new refutation of time and space.
  19. I loved the solo projects the band members did in that film - the PM Dawn parody was priceless:D

    I bought Outkast's Stankonia, but sold it soon after- apart form Aaron Mills (Cameo) providing bass on some tracks I didn't like it- the version of "B.O.B." I'd heard with guitars on XFM was a remix, and the original album version was dull in comparison.

    I also bought Ugly Duckling's "Journey to nowhere" album. it's reminiscent of De La Soul and also the Beastie Boys in its humour, but apart from the "a little samba" and "eye on the gold chain" singles it didn't grab me, so I copied those to keep and sold it.
  20. I figured a thread like this would be littered with player haters but... I have several....

    Ice Cube-Death certificate

    PE-Nations of millions

    Tribe called Quest-Low end theory


    Notorious BIG-Ready to Die

    MC Breed-The new Breed


    Eric B and Rakim-anything

    so many more but I am recovering form one of those gigs that you have WAAAY to much fun at.

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