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David Daniel Davis
01-01-2011, 08:59 PM
For me it is Vinnie Paz-Season of the Assassin; that joint is just too hard even for the streets.

food for thought
01-01-2011, 09:12 PM
Moka Only - Airport 4


hands down without a doubt.


Nas/Damian come in 2nd.

Tecknowledgist
01-01-2011, 09:30 PM
Nineteen Ninety Motherfucking Now

Taskmaster2112
01-01-2011, 11:26 PM
Nineteen Ninety Motherfucking Now

yep. Marcberg is second.

THUGNIFICENT
01-01-2011, 11:39 PM
yep. Marcberg is second.

I believe you mean "first." Every track is flames.

wukillabee25
01-01-2011, 11:48 PM
The Left - Gas Mask

KLAP
01-02-2011, 12:02 AM
GhostFace Killah "Apollo Kids"

The Roots "How I got over"

Vinnie Paz "Season of the Assassin"

Canibus "C Of Tranquility"

TUCO
01-02-2011, 12:58 AM
apollo kids and dark fantasy....so what

JiggaGenious
01-02-2011, 03:26 AM
Pink Friday
-All these bitches is my sons
And I ain't talking 'bout Phoenix
Bitch I get money so I does what I pleases
I live where the mo'fucking pools & the trees is

claaa7
01-02-2011, 05:12 AM
Buckwild & Celph "19-9-NOW!!"
The Roots "How I Got Over"
Roc Marciano "Marcberg"
KRS-1/True Master "Meta-Historical"
Nas/Damian Marley "Distant Relatives"



Erykah Badu had the best soul LP with "New Amerykah Part Two" imo

BIG D O
01-02-2011, 08:09 AM
yU - After Taxes or The Left - Gasmask or Celph Titled and Buckwild's - Nineteen Ninety Now

Durag
01-02-2011, 08:47 AM
I still havent got Buckwild & Celph Titled, and that seems to be a popular choice for album of the year, but fuckin amazon where i usually buy my cd's have it advertised with an Evil Pimp album cover, fuck buying it and having Evil Pimp arrive in my mail box.

Honestly, i thought 2010 was a great year for hip-hop, lots of dope albums were released and was far better than the last few years easily.

Im not gonna go list all the albums that were dope this year, coz its fuckin boring and nobody wants to read a huge list. I cant pick one favourite, but i have it narrowed down to 3:

The Roots - How I Got Over
Big Boi - Sir Luscious Left Foot
Nas & Damien Marley - Distant Relatives

Those three albums got by far the most play. Their all near classics imo and i still havent tired if them.

I dont really bother with mixtapes, as most seem to be the same shit (rappers rapping over beats we've already heard a million times, or new wack beats with retarded DJ's shouting shit), but 2010 seemed to be the year mixtapes went away from that in a big way, and some were basically full, proper albums just not officially released. While i only heard a few mixtapes this year, one stood head and shoulders above the rest, and is almost on par with the three albums i mentioned:

Big K.R.I.T - K.R.I.T Wuz Here

Just total dopeness. Hes super talented on the mic and on the boards.

In terms of non hip-hop releases this year, i havent really picked up that many, considering how dope this year was in hip-hop, but one album, that i still have to digest fully, jumps out at me everytime i talk about new releases.

Flying Lotus - Cosmogramma

Mixing electronica, dubstep, jazz, dilla-esque hip-hop, drum & bass, ambiance etc etc this album is fuckin outstanding. I still havent properly got into it, but it is utterly amazing.

Sky Blue Bally Kid
01-02-2011, 08:53 AM
This thread has made me realise how little hip hop (or good hip hop) I've listened to this year.

Undiluted Karma
01-02-2011, 08:54 AM
hAha same^

SKELETOR
01-02-2011, 09:25 AM
#1 ~ Vinnie Paz - Season Of The Assassin
#2 ~ DJ Muggs vs. Ill Bill - Kill Devil Hills
#3 ~ Hell Razah - Heaven Razah

Frank Sobotka
01-02-2011, 09:30 AM
Thread #15 about what the album of the year is.

claaa7
01-02-2011, 09:31 AM
Buckwild & Celph "19-9-NOW!!"
The Roots "How I Got Over"
Roc Marciano "Marcberg"
KRS-1/True Master "Meta-Historical"
Nas/Damian Marley "Distant Relatives"



Erykah Badu had the best soul LP with "New Amerykah Part Two" imo


shit i forgot about Kanye's album, that's one of the best of the year as well

J-Cee
01-03-2011, 12:08 AM
season of the assassin then dj muggs n Ill bill for me...

OntheHorizon
01-03-2011, 03:45 AM
Ill Bill vs Muggs - Kill Devil Hills
Vinny Paz - Season of the Assassin
Celph Titled & Buckwild- Nineteen Ninety Now

Djaminha
01-03-2011, 06:19 AM
Stimulus Package

ELEF_DIGITAL
01-03-2011, 10:42 AM
The Watchmen album :)

corky831
01-03-2011, 11:20 AM
kanye album
celph titled and buckwild album
nas and damien marley album
big boi album

also liked wu massacre, fat joes album, Bun B album got 5 mics but i thought it was sub par......

Pacsta
01-03-2011, 02:11 PM
1. Celph Titled & Buckwild - Nineteen Ninety Now
2. Diabolic - Liar & a Thief
3. Vinnie Paz - Season Of The Assassin

DR. NICK RIVIERA
01-03-2011, 02:19 PM
no love for Shad, Open Mike Eagle, Odd Future fam, NoCanDo, Skyzoo&Illmind, Shinsight Trio, ....????

Taskmaster2112
01-03-2011, 10:59 PM
no love for Shad, Open Mike Eagle, Odd Future fam, NoCanDo, Skyzoo&Illmind, Shinsight Trio, ....????

Tyler, the Creator's "Bastard" album was dope, so was Earl Sweatshirt's album. I was kind of disappointed by Skyzoo & Illmind's album. It was good, but it wasn't amazing. I liked "The Salvation" much better.

issues
01-04-2011, 04:54 AM
Roots..

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RynMur
01-04-2011, 09:18 PM
1. Nas & Damian Marley - Distant Relatives (this album is getting no love)
2. The Roots - How I Got Over
3. Celph Titled - Nineteen Ninety Now
4. Roc Marciano - Marcberg
5. Big Boi - SLLF

Great year for hip hop.

claaa7
01-05-2011, 06:41 AM
my review of my favorite album of 2010, via http://claaa7.blogspot.com. the album is of course "Nineteen Ninety NOW".


Those who know me know I basically regard the D.I.T.C. crew as gods of hip-hop. From that collective hails the legend known to the world as Buckwild and as far as I’m concerned he hasn’t got much all that many worthy competitors among true school producers. Since his early work on OC’s classic debut ‘Word…Life’, his signature boom bap sound has been sought out by everyone from Jay-Z, Notorious B.I.G. and Angie Martinez to Street Smartz, Cormega and his D.I.T.C. comrades. In 2007 Buck released a double album highlighting some of his rarer classic productions and remixes from ’93 to ’97, making for close to three hours of essential listening. When rapper Celph Titled (of Demigodz and Army of Pharaohs fame) announced he had recorded an album using nothing but Buckwild productions I got hyped, but at the same time I wasn’t fully sold on the concept. The idea was to use previously unreleased and 100% unheard beats recorded between 1993 and 1996. During that golden era the producer reached a peak which resulted in countless classics; but maybe the beats that Celph Titled got a hold of had been left on the cutting room floor for a reason?


When I first heard the retail album I quickly realized that there had been no reason to worry. The album is actually better than I would have hoped for. Strangely enough the production doesn’t sound the least bit dated and is often just as good as the hottest material on the 2007 compilation I mentioned above - 'Diggin' In The Crates: Rare Studio Masters '93-97'.



The soundscapes on 'Nineteen Ninety Now's 16 tracks are with few exceptions aggressive, dusty and raw , with focus on a rhythm section on full blast with emphasized bass riffs and knocking drums. The atmosphere is drenched in jazz vibes (and to a lesser extent soul, rock and funk) with magnificent horns, jazzy organ riffs, vibraphones and other traditional instruments from the genre dropping in and out of the sound picture. As a true virtuoso on the SP1200, Buckwild’s perfectly crafted collage of samples on masterpieces like "The Deal Maker", "Wack Juice" and "Eraserheads" clearly reminds me why I fell in love with hip-hop to begin with.
http://1.bp.blogspot.com/_EAkmWzJ1ZPs/TSRQ33wKGQI/AAAAAAAAAD0/O2HLFa6zqz0/s320/celph%2526buck2.jpg (http://1.bp.blogspot.com/_EAkmWzJ1ZPs/TSRQ33wKGQI/AAAAAAAAAD0/O2HLFa6zqz0/s1600/celph%2526buck2.jpg)
But great productions alone will only get an album halfway to greatness and I'll be the first to admit that Celph Titled and the Demigodz never really grabbed my attention. Therefore the white Tampa emcee really surprised me with his outstanding performance here; he really makes the impeccable beats justice with his hardcore delivery and often hilarious battle rhymes. Without sounding dated he has a lot of the qualities of a mid-‘90s rapper as the influences from Lord Finesse and the ghost of Big L’s spirits shines through in the clever punchlines and salty one-liners. Celph delivers so many memorable quotables on here that it ain’t even funny… or actually it is. His gruff voice deserves a mention as well as it really matches the sinister tone of the music Buck provides him with on the disc.


Another strong point that earns the LP loads of extra points and credibility is the ambitious choices of guests that help Celph Titled wreck mics over these timeless instrumentals. There’s a really good balance in the features in the way that we get to hear the main emcee go forth-and-back with a host of respectable underground legends from both sides of the perspective. Naughty By Nature’s Treach and Jedi Mind Trick’s Vinnie Paz help rip tracks to shreds while four brilliant posse cuts sprinkled throughout the LP’s 16 songs fuel the overall greatness. As a fan of both D.I.T.C. and Brand Nubian my favorite among those has to be “Take It In Blood” which has murderous cameos from Grand Puba, Sadat X, AG, OC and Diamond D. Phew! We also have the too dope to describe “Swashbuckling” where Celph goes head-to-head with his Demigodz crew (Ryu, Apathy, Esoteric); making it a masterpiece both lyrically and musically as each rapper gets their own equally outstanding beat for their respective verses.


Buckwild and Celph Titled have made the fattest album of 2010, a year that had plenty of good releases making it quite ironic that it’s an album partly recorded fifteen years prior; much because this sound has gone lost in this modern day and age. If you love the dusty East Coast bap of the early ‘90s, before it was all about shiny suits and big chains, go out and support Celph Titled and Buckwild’s 'Nineteen Ninety Now' and enter the time machine. This is real hip-hop for real heads - creatiive sample based boom with the bap, braggadocio rhymes with the right attitude attitude and incredible turntable work that stands as a bold attempt at reintroducing the DJ as a force to be reckoned with.

Shitty Brainz
01-05-2011, 11:41 AM
http://xxmuz.ru/uploads/posts/2010-05/1273271666_d82ae743-f295-40d9-9245-4e65e5c2cda1.jpg

Shogah
01-05-2011, 12:00 PM
Therefore the white Tampa emcee really surprised me with his outstanding performance here; he really makes the impeccable beats justice with his hardcore delivery and often hilarious battle rhymes. Without sounding dated he has a lot of the qualities of a mid-Ď90s rapper as the influences from Lord Finesse and the ghost of Big Lís spirits shines through in the clever punchlines and salty one-liners. Celph delivers so many memorable quotables on here that it ainít even funnyÖ or actually it is. His gruff voice deserves a mention as well as it really matches the sinister tone of the music Buck provides him with on the disc.

Truth.

So when I see some hipsters in Williamsburg
I'ma ignite they heads yelling "Dance!" while them bitches burn

This is what hip hop needs back

DR. NICK RIVIERA
01-05-2011, 06:53 PM
http://xxmuz.ru/uploads/posts/2010-05/1273271666_d82ae743-f295-40d9-9245-4e65e5c2cda1.jpg

These two made better records. This one is too much like ALL the others, but not as good. With so many dope releases this year I find it funny you name the one I found the biggest dissappointment.

Anybody else listened to that ShinSight Trio album? Insight killing it again. Now this is really an emcee that never fell off.

Sinistarr
01-05-2011, 07:44 PM
1 - Talib Kweli/Hi-Tek - Revolutions Per Minute
2 - Nas/Damian Marley - Distant Relatives
3 - Celph Titled/Buckwild - Ninteen Ninety Now

dret.izm
01-06-2011, 08:03 AM
apollo kids
heaven razah
season of the assassin
ninteen ninety now
gas mask