a very good start
A quote I follow:
"The more you know, the more prepared you will be"
"Remember back in the days, when niqqaz had waves, gazelle shades and corn braids"...I started searching for Rap Music that was meaningful. I Had just gotten out of high school (2002) and all I was hearing on the radio was 50 cent, nelly, and BS like that. The times of true Emcee-ing were long gone, yet I was not aware were it had gone. Every now and then I would hear and old-school classic being played, and wondered "who is that? What album did it come from?"
Greatest Rap Albums of All-Time (in no particular order...except for number 1):
1- Illmatic- Nas
Coming out of Queens, NY, Nasir Jones (aka Nas, Nasty Nas, Nas Escobar, Nastradamus), created one of the best, if not THE best, albums of all time. "Illmatic" came out in the golden era of rap (early 1990's) and it is said to be the
Best songs on the album: All of 'em!!! But if I had to choose:
"It ain't hard to tell" (check out my sig)
"NY state of mind"
2- "Paid in Full"- Eric B. and Rakim
3- "Lifestyles of the Poor and Dangerous"- Big L
4- "The Low End Theory"- A Tribe Called Quest
5- "Strictly for my Ni66az"- Tupac
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"I never sleep, coz sleep is the cousin of death"
I live in Astoria, about 5 minutes from QB, so I have love for all the folks that come out of The Bridge. One of my favorite posse cuts is Symphony, when Marley put together the Juice Crew All-Stars and they all just kicked it for 6 minutes straight!
If we're talking classics, you have to do "Paid In Full" - Eric & Ra.
I have Lifestyles ova da poor and dangerous by Big L....he rips it up in that album.
I only know a few songs by Tribe Called Quest so i'll check out that album........Tupac i love as well...deep lyrics always get my attention.
Rakim i know is a legend but i only heard a couple songs by him.
Good stuff so far......keep it coming
How have yall not mentioned reasonable doubt?
BY THE WAY, has anyone heard the song death of autotune by jay-z?
Just playing, streets. 'Reasonable Doubt' is going to be in my next five.
I'll be finishing the thread later on today.
On a side note, I'm almost done writing a song. I'ma put it up in your rap thread soon enough.
I'm Eminem ! Zoccoloni in calore(very wonderful friends in italian)
I like a lot of diff genres of music...Really big into Metal but I love good rap. Here's a list of albums I think are classics.
2Pac - Me Against the World
- Don Killuminati : 7 Day Theory
The Notorious B.I.G - Ready To Die
Nas - Illmatic
- It Was Written
Jay-Z - Reasonable Doubt
Mos Def/Talib Kweli - Black Star
Mos Def - Black on Both Sides
Talib Kweli - Quality
- Reflection Eternal(Train of Thought)
Lupe Fiasco - Food and Liquor
Wu-Tang Clan - Enter The 36 Chambers
GZA - Liquid Swords
Raekwon - Only Built 4 Cuban Linx
Masta Killa - No Said Date
Method Man - Tical
Ghostface Killah - Ironman
Eminem - The Slim Shady LP
Dmx - It's Dark and Hell is Hot
Jedi Mind Tricks - Violent By Design
Immortal Technique - Revolutionary Vol. 1
Jadakiss - Kiss Tha Game Goodbye
Styles P - A Gangster and a Gentleman
Snoop Dogg - Doggystyle
Dr. Dre - The Chronic
Big L - Lifestylez ov da Poor & Dangerous
Sorry If I didn't list any 80s Hip-Hop, I could just NEVER get into any of it, to happy for me. Even though you gotta give shout outs to Public Enemy, Run-DMC, The Beastie Boys, N.W.A, KRS-ONE. I see the influence and talent I just don't like it.
Just heard this track.
Anybody who likes my man Mos Def will rock this.