PDA

View Full Version : Top 3 Hip Hop Albums of All Time


noel411
12-21-2007, 11:06 PM
It's a very standard, cliche sort of question, but I'm interested to see what people list, because aside from Illmatic there doesn't really seem to be any other albums which are definitively considered GOAT by a majority of hip hop fans. Anyway, I'm gonna have to list 4 since I have a 2 way tie for 1st and a 2 way tie for 3rd.

1. Liquid Swords / Forever
3. Cuban Linx / 36 Chambers

I'm not a Wu dick rider or anything, but I am of the opinion that their early classics are untouchable.

assmoney
12-21-2007, 11:17 PM
1. 36
2. LS
3. illmatic

11th Chamber
12-22-2007, 12:06 AM
IMO, Only Built 4 Cuban Linx is the greatest hip-hop album of all time.

I got like 10 albums on my mind that could be in 2nd and 3rd place, so who knows

Focus Man
12-22-2007, 12:39 AM
hmmm...

1. Wu-Tang Forever/36 Chambers
2. All Eyes On Me
3. 7 Day Theory

PoisonousDarT36
12-22-2007, 12:47 AM
1. The Infamous
2. Only Built 4 Cuban Linx
3. Illmatic

Paranoid
12-22-2007, 01:04 AM
hmmm...

1. Wu-Tang Forever/36 Chambers
2. All Eyes On Me
3. 7 Day Theory

i like 2 pac, but no.

Focus Man
12-22-2007, 01:10 AM
no??? this is not a right or wrong thread, its our personal opinion.

Paranoid
12-22-2007, 01:29 AM
This is very hard for me to do...but to me if i had to pick 3 off the top of my dome that are the most important to me, it'd probably be something along the lines of...

1. 36
2. Enta Da Stage
3. Liquid Swords

Runner ups:

1. Only Built 4 Cuban Linx
2. 6 Feet Deep
3. Black Sunday
4. Iron Man
5. Illmatic
6. Tical
7. Sun Rises In The East
8. Infamous
9. Breaking Atoms
10. Ready To Die
11. Chronic
12. Doggystyle
13. Dah Shining
14. Hard To Earn
15. Daily Operation
16. Operation Doomsday
17. Lifestyles Of The Poor & Dangerous
18. East 1999
19. The Low End Theory
20. Capital Punishment
21. The Score
22. 3 Feet High & Rising
23. Roxbury 02119
24. Hold It Down
25. Silent Weapons for Quiet Wars
26. The Main Ingredient
27. Mecca & the Soul Brother
28. Stunts Blunts & Hip Hop
29. Supreme Clientele
30. Bakdafukup
31. Forever
32. It Takes a Nation of Millions to Hold Us Back
33. Strictly For My Niggas
34. Noone Can Do It Better
35. Hell On Earth
36. 93 Til Infinity

and so on.......i could keep this list going for days
thats why this thread is so hard which makes it kind of suck.

Kenny Powers
12-22-2007, 01:40 AM
1) illmatic
2) OB4CL
4) 36

Bucellito 136
12-22-2007, 01:50 AM
that's really difficult to choose
1. 36 chambers / Forever
2. The Score
3. Liquid Swords / Ironman

NY_Mami
12-22-2007, 02:32 AM
I know for sure that Illmatic and 36 Chambers are in my top two........ I'mma have to think real hard on that 3rd one........ my choices are.......

Enta Da Stage
Only Built 4 Cuban Linx
Great Adventures Of Slick Rick
Return Of The Boom Bap
The Sun Rises To The East
Life After Death
Liquid Swordz
The Infamous
The Score
Breaking Atoms
Mecca & The Soul Brother
Midnight Marauders
Bacdafucup
Wu-Tang Forever
Iron Man
The Chronic
etc, etc, etc.........

HarlemDiplomat
12-22-2007, 03:00 AM
Cuban Linx
All Eyes On Me

and ????

Edgar Erebus
12-22-2007, 06:15 AM
It's a very standard, cliche sort of question, but I'm interested to see what people list, because aside from Illmatic there doesn't really seem to be any other albums which are definitively considered GOAT by a majority of hip hop fans.


HAHAHAHAHA!


Eric B. & Rakim - Paid in Full
Boogie Down Productions - Criminal Minded
Public Enemy - It Takes a Nation of Millions to Hold Us Back
NWA - Straight Outta Compton
De La Soul - 3 Feet High and Rising
A Tribe Called Quest - The Low End Theory
Ice Cube - Death Certificate
Dr. Dre - The Chronic
Notorious B.I.G. - Ready to Die
...
...
...

and list goes on and on!



And those who don't like it here do not represent the majority of hip-hop fans, dummy!

noel411
12-22-2007, 06:26 AM
Ummmmmm, you just defeated yourself with your own post. You listed 7 albums, and I am talking about a maximum 3 albums which are considered the definite GOAT among hip hop fans, "dummy".

I think you can pretty safely say that Illmatic is considered the number 1 GOAT hip hop album in the hip hop community, but after that there is any number of possibilities. That was my point, which you just helped me demonstrate with your own post.

Edgar Erebus
12-22-2007, 06:32 AM
Okay, missed your point, looked like you was saying that after Illmatic there ain't no album universally acclaimed as GOAT

1. Illmatic
2. Liquid Swords
3. Toss-up: Death Certificate / Fear of a Black Planet

That's my personal four.

OTB
12-22-2007, 10:28 AM
yo noel411 herez a few>

>wu forever
>swords
>cuban linx
>ironman
>madvillainy
>dah shinin
>it was written
>black planet (PE)
>dirty weaponry

Crack Killz
12-22-2007, 11:17 AM
1. 36 Chambers
2. Lifestyles Ov Da Poor & Dangerous
3. Illmatic

DR. NICK RIVIERA
12-22-2007, 11:22 AM
Liquid Swords
The Pick, The Sickle and The Shovel
It Was Written

prolly

Buzk
12-22-2007, 11:48 AM
^ original list :O

1. 36 chambers / Forever
2. Illmatic
3. Black star

IRONFLAGCHIEF36
12-22-2007, 11:49 AM
Illmatic
36 chambers
its dark and hell is hot

11th Chamber
12-22-2007, 12:37 PM
^^^ Nice to see DMX get a mention. Great album that was

12weLvE
12-22-2007, 12:40 PM
- 36 Chambers
- Liquid Swords
- O.B.4.C.L

DR. NICK RIVIERA
12-22-2007, 01:06 PM
^ original list :O



thanks, those three are all around dope and deep, it's how I like it the most

my special mention goes to Wu-Tang Forever tho

THE W
12-22-2007, 01:26 PM
1. cuban linx
2. liquid swords
3. i dont know

sd-cd
12-22-2007, 02:28 PM
1.Don't have yet /after 12 years of listening to Hip Hop/.
2.Wu Tang Forever.
3.No 3rd place...too many albums.

JackOfHearts
12-22-2007, 02:45 PM
difficults....
its between...
36 chambers
forever
illmatic
return to 36
tical
all eyez on me
marshal marthers lp

loads of others to!

buckshotstheone
12-23-2007, 02:40 PM
After a lot of time and thought I started a list of the best hip hop albums ever and so far there are only 3 definite spots filled, the top 3. I have determined these 3 albums to be flawless---

1. Nas - Illmatic

2. A Tribe Called Quest - The Low End Theory

3. Wu-Tang Clan - Enter the Wu-Tang (36 Chambers)

graffitiwhat
12-23-2007, 02:57 PM
dont really care what time periods these are from but heres mine
no order

vakill-the darkest cloud
jedi mind tricks-violent by design
blahzay blahzay- blah blah blah

id rather listen to those then alot of so called classics

Masta Chilla
12-23-2007, 03:25 PM
enter the wu, liquid swords, obfcl, doggystyle, illmatic, the chronic, 6 feet deep are my favorites... don't know which of them is the best, 2nd best, etc. ...

honorable mentions:
wu-tang forever
no said date
digital bullet
8 diagrams
and then there was x
tha blue carpet treatment
dogg chit

BRONZBODY
12-23-2007, 08:22 PM
1.nation of millions....
2.Midnight Marauders
3.36 chambers

TAURO
12-23-2007, 09:54 PM
Top two I would easily say....
1.Liquid Swords
2.36 Chambers....

...as for the third probably Doggystyle cos I used to bump the shit out of that album and never got tired and in my opinion stands as the best westcoast album ever.

Exodus
12-24-2007, 08:20 AM
1) Illmatic
2) The Low End Theory
3) Paid in Full

BWSXPMG
12-24-2007, 09:14 AM
Illmatic
24 Deep
36 Chambers

2L8Lit da croatianMC
12-24-2007, 12:58 PM
It's a very standard, cliche sort of question, but I'm interested to see what people list, because aside from Illmatic there doesn't really seem to be any other albums which are definitively considered GOAT by a majority of hip hop fans. Anyway, I'm gonna have to list 4 since I have a 2 way tie for 1st and a 2 way tie for 3rd.

1. Liquid Swords / Forever
3. Cuban Linx / 36 Chambers

I'm not a Wu dick rider or anything, but I am of the opinion that their early classics are untouchable.



grrrrrrrrrrrrrr... stupid thread... pointless...

famenchuan
12-24-2007, 01:51 PM
Enter the 36
Supreme Cliental
Moment of truth

madstyles
12-24-2007, 02:09 PM
ill post a few of my favorites that I haven't seen mentioned

fantastic vol. 1
fantastic vol. 2
like water for chocolate

Reiko
12-24-2007, 02:19 PM
36 Chambers
Illmatic
Moment Of Truth

MastaCee
12-25-2007, 06:39 PM
my personal top 3.

1: Paid In Full (Eric B & Rakim)
2: Lifestylez Uv Da Poor And Dangerouz (Big L)
3: Road To Riches (Kool G Rap)

Longbongcilvaringz
12-26-2007, 02:26 AM
Aim - Cold Water Music
RJD2 - Deadringer
DJ Shadow - Endtroducing

DR. NICK RIVIERA
12-26-2007, 10:30 AM
Aim - Cold Water Music
RJD2 - Deadringer
DJ Shadow - Endtroducing

now this is original, props for mentioning RJD2 and Shadow

Longbongcilvaringz
12-26-2007, 05:31 PM
not really original, there just the hip hop albums from my collection that i enjoy listening to the most.

im not sure if that is the same as the greatest...?

but i dont see the point in listing Illmatic, Liquid Swords or OB4CL if i prefer other albums over them.

swizz-chef
12-26-2007, 05:38 PM
1. 36 Chambers
2. Illmatic
3. Forever

DoomSystem
12-27-2007, 02:27 AM
1. Moment Of Truth -- best Hip-Hop album ever, you can't fuck with that
2. Illmatic
3. Apocalypse '91, The Enemy Stikes Black

4. Liquid Swords

McTom
12-27-2007, 05:09 AM
1 36 Chambers
2 Ready to Die
3 Liquid Swords

ChamberSlave
12-27-2007, 08:03 AM
Nas - Illmatic
Wu-Tang - 36 Chambers
Eric B & Rakim - Paid in Full[1987]
and i think deserves mention: LL Cool J - Radio[1985] Considered One Of the first proper hip hop LPs and lyrics are not bad considering the time.

Martial-Expert
12-27-2007, 08:44 AM
Cuban linx
Liquid Swords
36 Chambers

there are many all time classics outside of wu-tang too....check these out:


Cypress Hill - Cypress Hill
Cannibal Ox - The Cold Vein
Illadeplh Halflife - The Roots
Illmatic - NaS
The Infamous - Mobb Deep
Sun Rises in the East - Jeru the Damaja
It Takes A Nation of Millons.... - Public Enemy
The Low End Theory- A Tribe Called Quest
Mecca & the Soul Brother - Pete Rock & CL Smooth
Reasonable Doubt - Jay-Z
Opreration Doomsday - MF DOOM
Whut? Thee Album - Redman

i mean ok...i wudnt consider dem all all time great but there all classics in one way or another...if any1 is lukin 4 deses albums den jus contact me nd ill send em to ya..peace

Orion Nebulus
12-27-2007, 09:19 AM
This is always a tough one. Theres too many dope albums to compound to top 3 status but I'll say........

1. Enter the Wu-tang(36 Chambers)
2. Only Built 4 Cuban Linx...
3. Operation Doomsday

DR. NICK RIVIERA
12-27-2007, 09:23 AM
not really original, there just the hip hop albums from my collection that i enjoy listening to the most.

im not sure if that is the same as the greatest...?

but i dont see the point in listing Illmatic, Liquid Swords or OB4CL if i prefer other albums over them.

yeah I meant that...almost every list here has Enter, Illmatic or OB4CL ;) ...nice to c something more diverse than that

IrOnMaN
12-27-2007, 12:57 PM
This is very hard for me to do...but to me if i had to pick 3 off the top of my dome that are the most important to me, it'd probably be something along the lines of...

1. 36
2. Enta Da Stage
3. Liquid Swords

Runner ups:

1. Only Built 4 Cuban Linx
2. 6 Feet Deep
3. Black Sunday
4. Iron Man
5. Illmatic
6. Tical
7. Sun Rises In The East
8. Infamous
9. Breaking Atoms
10. Ready To Die
11. Chronic
12. Doggystyle
13. Dah Shining
14. Hard To Earn
15. Daily Operation
16. Operation Doomsday
17. Lifestyles Of The Poor & Dangerous
18. East 1999
19. The Low End Theory
20. Capital Punishment
21. The Score
22. 3 Feet High & Rising
23. Roxbury 02119
24. Hold It Down
25. Silent Weapons for Quiet Wars
26. The Main Ingredient
27. Mecca & the Soul Brother
28. Stunts Blunts & Hip Hop
29. Supreme Clientele
30. Bakdafukup
31. Forever
32. It Takes a Nation of Millions to Hold Us Back
33. Strictly For My Niggas
34. Noone Can Do It Better
35. Hell On Earth
36. 93 Til Infinity

and so on.......i could keep this list going for days
thats why this thread is so hard which makes it kind of suck.

You goddamn right!:mmmyah:

JerseyIronman
12-27-2007, 01:24 PM
1. Cuban Linx

2. Illmatic

3. Liquid Swords / 36 Chambers

ALCATRAZ
01-18-2008, 07:56 AM
me against the world
only built 4 cuban linx
violent by design

DJMethods
01-18-2008, 08:09 AM
Midnight Marauders
36 Chambers
Illmatic

Loads more, and that will probably change in a while.

Koolish
01-18-2008, 09:47 AM
illmatic
liquid swords
black on both sides

irish ins
01-18-2008, 10:05 AM
Gravediggaz- Niggomortis,
Ghostface- Supreme Clientele
Wu- Tang - Forever.

thats my 3!!

JRoll
01-18-2008, 02:54 PM
1. Outkast "Aquemini"
2. Wu-Tang Clan "36 Chambers"
3. DJ Jazzy Jeff & The Fresh Prince "He's the DJ, I'm the Rapper"

Honorable mentions

Gang Starr "Moment Of Truth"
Onyx "Bacdafucup"

SickSide
01-18-2008, 04:18 PM
36 Chambers
A War Story Book 1
OB4CL

Hon mentions::
Lets Get Free - dead prez
Chronic - Dre
Die Rugged Man Die
The Future Is Now - non phixion
A Long Hot Summer - masta ace
The Infamous - mobb deep
Liquid Swords
Illmatic - Nas
Nation Of Millions - public enemy
Wu Tang Forever
Black Sunday - cypress hill
Which Doobie U B - funkdoobiest
Capital Punishment - pun
Me Against The World - 2pac

WeMadeIt
01-18-2008, 04:28 PM
It's a very standard, cliche sort of question, but I'm interested to see what people list, because aside from Illmatic there doesn't really seem to be any other albums which are definitively considered GOAT by a majority of hip hop fans. Anyway, I'm gonna have to list 4 since I have a 2 way tie for 1st and a 2 way tie for 3rd.

1. Liquid Swords / Forever
3. Cuban Linx / 36 Chambers

I'm not a Wu dick rider or anything, but I am of the opinion that their early classics are untouchable.

You're kind of defeating the purpose of calling it a 'top 3' when you, the creator, don't even have 3. you got 4 or 2, depending on how you cross it up. What the fuuuuuck, man.

1. Dr. Octagon - Dr. Octagonecolygist
2. It's a Big Daddy Thing - Big Daddy Kane
3. Dare Iz a Darkside - Redman

CommSense
01-21-2008, 08:04 PM
1-Illmatic
2-Paid In Full
3-Liquid Swords

Storm
01-21-2008, 11:04 PM
IMO, Only Built 4 Cuban Linx is the greatest hip-hop album of all time.

I got like 10 albums on my mind that could be in 2nd and 3rd place, so who knows

Co-sign.

RynMur
01-23-2008, 06:11 PM
1. Illmatic
2. 36 Chambers
3. Only Built 4 Cuban Linx

ALCATRAZ
01-23-2008, 06:32 PM
36 Chambers
A War Story Book 1
OB4CL

Hon mentions::
Lets Get Free - dead prez
Chronic - Dre
Die Rugged Man Die
The Future Is Now - non phixion
A Long Hot Summer - masta ace
The Infamous - mobb deep
Liquid Swords
Illmatic - Nas
Nation Of Millions - public enemy
Wu Tang Forever
Black Sunday - cypress hill
Which Doobie U B - funkdoobiest
Capital Punishment - pun
Me Against The World - 2pac
someone always gotta add their extra favorites

Supreme-NRT
01-23-2008, 09:29 PM
1. 36 Chambers
2. Only Built 4 Cuban Linx
3. Illmatic