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main_man
12-11-2011, 04:03 AM
40. Trouble, December 17th (Duct Tape Ent.)
39. Serengeti, Family and Friends (Anticon)
38. Kool G Rap, Riches, Royalty, Respect (Fat Beats)
37. J Rocc, Some Cold Rock Stuf (Stones Throw)
36. Juicy J and Lex Luger, Rubba Band Business 2 (Hypnotize Minds)
35. Death Grips, Exmilitary (Self-released)
34. Gun$ Garcia, Bad Bitches Blast First (Self-released)
33. Cam’ron & Vado, Gunz N’ Butta (E1)
32. Mr. Muthafuckin’ eXquire, Lost In Translation (Mishka)
31. Beastie Boys, Hot Sauce Committee Part 2 (Capitol)
30. Tity Boi, Codeine Cowboy: A 2 Chainz Collective (DTP)
29. Roc Marciano + Oh No + Alchemist, Greneberg EP
28. J Cole, Cole World: The Sideline Story (Roc Nation/Columbia)
27. Kristmas, W2 Boy (Slow Motion Soundz)
26. Tyler, The Creator, Goblin (XL)
25. Dayton Family, Charges Of Indictment (Hatchet House)
24. Elzhi, Elmatic (Self-released)
23. Freddie Gibbs, Cold Day In Hell (LRG)
22. Gunplay, Inglorious Bastard (Maybach Music Group)
21. Stalley, Lincoln Way Nights (Maybach Music Group)
20. Schoolboy Q, Setbacks (Top Dawg Ent.); Ab-Soul, Longterm Mentality (Top Dawg Ent.)
19. Curren$y & Alchemist, Covert Coup (Jet Life/Warner Bros.)
18. Shady Blaze, Rappers Ain't $​#​!​% Without A Producer (Green Ova)
17. Cities Aviv, Digital Lows (Fat Sandwich)
16. Clams Casino, Instrumentals (Type)
15. E-40, Revenue Retrievin’: Graveyard Shift (Heavy on the Grind/EMI)
14. Phonte, Charity Starts at Home (Foreign Exchange)
13. Main Attrakionz, 808s & Dark Grapes II (Mishka)
12. Fiend, Tennis Shoes & Tuxedos (Self-released)
11. Killer Mike, Pl3dge (SMC)
10. Mouse On Tha Track, Swagga Fresh Freddie (Self-released)
9. DJ Quik, Book of David (Mad Science)
8. Don Trip & Starlito, Step Brothers (Grind Hard/Sittin’ Phat)
7. Jay-Z and Kanye West, Watch The Throne (Def Jam)
6. Kendrick Lamar, Section.80 (Top Dawg Ent.)
5. Big K.R.I.T., Return of 4Eva (Self-released)
4. Das Racist, Relax (Greedhead)
3. Shabazz Palaces, Black Up (Sub Pop)
2. G-Side, The One… Cohesive (Slow Motion Soundz)
1. Danny Brown, XXX (Fool's Gold)



http://www.spin.com/articles/spins-40-best-rap-albums-2011?page=0%2C0

JASPER BEARDLY
12-11-2011, 04:06 AM
bad list

kool g #38? wtf

check two
12-11-2011, 04:10 AM
who is Danny Brown?

OntheHorizon
12-11-2011, 04:22 AM
who is Danny Brown?

Cat from Detroit, most people will hate him based on how he dresses alone but if you get past the faggot tendencies of his wardrobe dude isnt bad, Damn sure wouldnt have him #1 but XXX is worth a listen

JASPER BEARDLY
12-11-2011, 04:28 AM
hes a decent mc, check out shotgun by him roc marciano and quelle chris

beautifulrock
12-11-2011, 04:50 AM
It's nice to see Wu-Tang go back underground in 2011. Relevancy in the eyes of mainstream society is so overrated.

JASPER BEARDLY
12-11-2011, 04:57 AM
yeah good point where is shaolin vs wu tang, where is monumental, random axe

main_man
12-11-2011, 05:39 AM
both these albums would be at least top 15 for me this year.

38. Kool G Rap
Riches, Royalty, Respect (Fat Beats)
The greatest rapper who ever copped to working at Key Food in rhyme, Queens legend Kool G Rap claimed his best work back in hip-hop's fabled late-'80s Golden Age. His 2011 reintro may be centered around Blaxploitation-era tropes, but at no point does a man who's been cited as an influence by Jay-Z and Biggie sound outdated. Kool G Rap still kicks cinematic street sermons with aplomb and tricky rhyme schemes, but here the intensity of his flow is smartly tempered by production that samples from '70s soul. It's hip-hop embracing nostalgia in the right way

32. Mr. Muthafuckin' eXquire
Lost In Translation (Mishka)
Brooklyn stick-up kid mentality, lyrical heft of Biggie Smalls, an Ol' Dirty Bastard slur, and enough Georgi vodka to floor the owner of a Russian bath: Meet Mr. eXquire, and "don't forget the 'Muthafuckin'" — without that it's nothin'." On Lost in Translation, eXquire dreams of being both Sam Spade and the Incredible Hulk to the sound of New York sci-fi ruin, courtesy of producers El-P and Necro. He'll rob you and blow the money on fried chicken, french fries, and a stack of comic books. Then he'll hire a porn star for the video shoot.


but fuck it. at least they're getting a little praise out here.

no bronson. he put out 2 dope albums this year.

a lot of shit on here i aint heard yet, though.

JASPER BEARDLY
12-11-2011, 05:41 AM
I think Kool G's album is the best crime album to come out in past few years, btter than Linx 2, better than Marcberg, and those are great joints

claaa7
12-11-2011, 06:03 AM
^ for real? i really need to check out that Kool G Rap album again, i listened through it once when it dropped and wasn't too excited but i'll peep it again on the strength of your recommendation.

btw, this list is WACK!

Djaminha
12-11-2011, 06:12 AM
That Danny Brown album was terrible, his new style is wack.

whitey
12-11-2011, 09:54 AM
who is Danny Brown?


http://cdn.nahright.com/news/m.php/2011/02/Danny-Brown-Detroit-Metro-Times-450x486.jpg

thats who.

JASPER BEARDLY
12-11-2011, 10:06 AM
I thought the beats on the kool g album were real dope, and I thought he really came correct lyrically. As always.

I love those two albums and have listened to em more, but I just think Kool G's is better. Everything about it is top notch in my book. I think the beats on Marcberg/Linx 2 were probably a little better but he's just the best mc of the three. Plus it's not like he had mediocre beats, he had dave west, marley marl, etc.

laolu
12-11-2011, 10:11 AM
No Evidence - Cats & Dogs or Pharoahe Monch - W.A.R...

Prime8
12-11-2011, 10:45 AM
Reks - REKS ?
CunninLynguists - Oneirology ?
Blue Sky Black Death - NOIR ?
Has-Lo - In Case I Don't Make It ?
L*Roneous - The Notes of the Righteous Outlaw ?
Evidence - Cats & Dogs ?
J-Live - SPTA ?

What a shit list.

OntheHorizon
12-11-2011, 11:14 AM
Reks - REKS ?
CunninLynguists - Oneirology ?
Blue Sky Black Death - NOIR ?
Has-Lo - In Case I Don't Make It ?
L*Roneous - The Notes of the Righteous Outlaw ?
Evidence - Cats & Dogs ?
J-Live - SPTA ?

What a shit list.

You talking about theirs or your own, lol, out of those Only one I liked was the Evidence record

BSBD is the most overrated production duo in the underground, there drum kits are awful

Prime8
12-11-2011, 11:32 AM
You talking about theirs or your own, lol, out of those Only one I liked was the Evidence record

BSBD is the most overrated production duo in the underground, there drum kits are awful

Their drums are nice and they use live instrumentation.

Tj0INsYlGwQ

You didn't like R.E.K.S, SPTA or Oneirology?

check two
12-11-2011, 11:36 AM
lol yeah he does look like he would fit in on the Howard Stern show as part of the Wack Pack or whatever they are called, with Beetlejuice and Hank the Angry Dwarf

5jRCHGZjegM

JASPER BEARDLY
12-11-2011, 11:42 AM
damn i wish i'd never seen danny browns picture

bsbd are dope

theheavens
12-11-2011, 02:28 PM
it's Spin, not the Source. of course their list is going to suck. but at least they don't get caught up in the mainstream shit. still, Rae's Shaolin vs. WU-Tang is top 10 for sure. good thing I didn't see any Mac Miller on there

oh and this is the hip hop album of 2011

http://www.xxlmag.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/05/elmatic.jpg

JASPER BEARDLY
12-11-2011, 02:43 PM
a lil biased comin from the d but elzhi is the man

Djaminha
12-11-2011, 03:00 PM
Cunninlynguists takes it for me.

check two
12-11-2011, 03:51 PM
How did Baatin die?

Wh0am3ye?
12-11-2011, 05:01 PM
http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-gttwrQqwu6A/TV-e0FZaIwI/AAAAAAAABJs/-IQc-mD12ZI/s1600/Meyhem+Lauren+-+Self+Induced+Illness+COVER.jpg

this wasn't on it either...

whitey
12-11-2011, 08:16 PM
damn i wish i'd never seen danny browns picture

bsbd are dope


yeaa for real tho right.






and the roots new album should make any top 40 list.

main_man
12-11-2011, 08:55 PM
and even though he looks like a crackhead from 1988, danny brown is a talented muthafucka.

he can spit, for real. and he's on some for real hood shit. just got done banging "the hybrid" and that shit is dope.

Cthulhu
12-11-2011, 10:06 PM
38. Kool G Rap
Riches, Royalty, Respect (Fat Beats)
The greatest rapper who ever copped to working at Key Food in rhyme, Queens legend Kool G Rap claimed his best work back in hip-hop's fabled late-'80s Golden Age. His 2011 reintro may be centered around Blaxploitation-era tropes, but at no point does a man who's been cited as an influence by Jay-Z and Biggie sound outdated. Kool G Rap still kicks cinematic street sermons with aplomb and tricky rhyme schemes, but here the intensity of his flow is smartly tempered by production that samples from '70s soul. It's hip-hop embracing nostalgia in the right way


Another person that clearly hasn't listened to much of Kool G's early material. Kool G released one album in the '80s. Yeah, "Road to the Riches" is a good album, but better than "Wanted: Dead or Alive" or "Live and Let Die" which both came out in the early '90s?

I know "better/best" is a matter of opinion, but it isn't even subjective that his flow got more complex, his storytelling more detailed, and his album concepts more and more in-depth and consistent on subsequent releases. Those things might not necessarily make a better album, but it's like half the people that mention Kool G seem to think he's primarily an '80s rapper (is it just because he was a Juice Crew member?) or that he didn't release anything noteworthy after "Road to the Riches."

For some reason, mainstream (mostly older, white) critics have this weird preference for anything that came out in the Golden Age, even if later stuff by that artist is more accomplished, but I've even seen sources claiming that Road to the Riches is the first "mafioso" rap album - there's one fucking song on that album that would qualify! If you aren't going to mention "Live and Let Die" (or haven't even listened to it) don't even bother writing about Kool G Rap's career.

buckshotstheone
12-12-2011, 11:26 PM
SPIN is a bunch of hipsters.......and putting Gunplay's album on the list smh.......really? Gunplay? Shit I love Maybach Music and all that ignorant rap but Gunplay is just plain terrible.

main_man
12-13-2011, 10:19 AM
SPIN is a bunch of hipsters.......and putting Gunplay's album on the list smh.......really? Gunplay? Shit I love Maybach Music and all that ignorant rap but Gunplay is just plain terrible.

http://t2.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcQCmilcXijXV3n27NyaAOUE2PYzzBsiA fC6gDOYkzth6nOYh8s_sw

http://t3.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcRwJlhi-GoOUQ6OjmmfbgrcEjHhVch0lVLRvlEtCc3ezLLcd9sj

http://t0.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcSfwM518X0Fc9OVZdgZAZPQC4gUR39CM rn0NFdAlF3bg77z75DI

main_man
12-13-2011, 10:21 AM
http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-gttwrQqwu6A/TV-e0FZaIwI/AAAAAAAABJs/-IQc-mD12ZI/s1600/Meyhem+Lauren+-+Self+Induced+Illness+COVER.jpg

this wasn't on it either...

no doubt.

meyhem did something just short of a miracle.

he put out a double album with no filler.

dope ass record.

kingwu
12-13-2011, 11:53 AM
How did Baatin die?

he looked at that danny brown picture

JASPER BEARDLY
12-13-2011, 12:32 PM
"Baatin died on July 31, 2009 at the age of 35. He was found in his home on 14000 Anglin Street in northeast Detroit.[9] Medical examiners have said that there were no visible signs of trauma or foul play.[10] The cause of death currently remains unknown.[11] His death deeply affected the Detroit hip-hop scene.[11]"

wiki

rip to the god

ALCATRAZ
12-13-2011, 01:11 PM
lol @ das racist even making the list let alone being number 4

fuck the critics make ur own 'best of' list