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noel411
03-02-2009, 08:42 PM
As I'm somewhat under the weather at the moment, and failed in my attempt to get out and do something, I decided to spend a little bit of time compiling this list of classic hip hop albums. I have been a little more liberal than usual in my handing out of the "classic" label, and have included albums which aren't all that amazing to me, but which I know are generally considered to be classics in respectable and sensible hip hop circles.

Also, I have not touched on the really old school hip hop as I am not familiar enough with it to have a good knowledge of the albums of that period.

Anyway, I thought I would post my list here, so here it is...


2 Live Crew - As Nasty as They Wanna Be
2Pac – Me Against the World
A Tribe Called Quest - People's Instinctive Travels and the Paths of Rhythm
- The Low End Theory
- Midnight Marauders
Big Daddy Kane – Long Live the Kane
- It’s a Big Daddy Thing
- Taste of Chocolate
Black Moon – Enta Da Stage
Boogie Down Productions – Criminal Minded
- By All Means Necessary
Cypress Hill – Cypress Hill
- Black Sunday
Da Lench Mob – Guerillas in Tha Mist
Das EFX – Dead Serious
De La Soul – 3 Feet High and Rising
- De La Soul is Dead
- Buhloone Mindstate
Dr Dre – The Chronic
Eazy E – Eazy Duz It
EPMD – Strictly Business
Eric B & Rakim – Paid in Full
- Follow the Leader
Fugees – The Score
Gangstarr – Step in the Arena
- Daily Operation
- Hard to Earn
Ganksta NIP – The South Park Psycho
Geto Boys – Geto Boys
- We Can’t Be Stopped
Heltah Skeltah – Nocturnal
Icecube – Amerikkka’s Most Wanted
- Death Certificate
Ice-T – Rhyme Pays
- Power
Jay-Z – Reasonable Doubt
Jeru the Damaja
- The Sun Rises in the East
- Wrath of the Math
Kool G Rap & DJ Polo – Road to the Riches
- Wanted Dead or Alive
- Live and Let Die
KRS-One – Return of the Boom Bap
LL Cool J – Radio
- Mama Said Knock You Out
Mobb Deep – The Infamous
- Hell on Earth
Nas – Illmatic
- It Was Written
Naughty By Nature – Naughty By Nature
- 19 Naughty 3
NWA – Straight Outta Compton
- Efil 4 Zaggin
Pete Rock & C L Smooth – The Main Ingredient
- Mecca & the Soul Brother
Public Enemy – Yo Bum Rush the Show
- It Takes a Nation of Millions to Hold Us Back
- Fear of a Black Planet
- Apocalype ’91, The Enemy Strikes Black
Redman – Whut? Thee Album
- Muddy Waters
Slick Rick – The Great Adventures of Slick Rick
- The Ruler’s Back
Smif ‘n Wessun - Dah Shinin’
Snoop Doggy Dog – Doggystyle
Spice 1 – Spice 1
The Notorious B.I.G – Ready to Die
The Roots – Do You Want More?
- Illadelph Halflife

Ghostface Killah – Ironman
Gravediggaz – Niggamortis (6 Feet Deep)
Gza/Genius – Liquid Swords
Killah Priest – Heavy Mental
Method Man – Tical
‘Ol Dirty Bastard – Return to the 36 Chambers
Raekwon – Only Built For Cuban Linx
Sunz of Man – The Last Shall Be First
Wu-Tang Clan – Enter the Wu-Tang (36 Chambers)
- Forever

sdeblasi
03-02-2009, 08:53 PM
Show & AG - Runaway Slave
-Goodfellas

Big L - Lifestylez of da poor and Dangerous
Lord Finesse - The Funky Technician
O.C. - Word...Life
Diamond D - Stunts, Blunts, Hip Hop
Eminem - The Slim Shady LP
Capone n Noreaga - The War Report
Ghostface - Supreme Clientele
Ras Kass - Soul on Ice
Souls of Mischief - 93 til Infinity
Del - No Need for Alarm
-I wish my Brother George was Here
Common - Resurrection

YungSunny
03-02-2009, 09:04 PM
Scientifik - The Most Blunted
Slum Village - Fantastik Vol.1
Camp Lo - Uptown Saturday Night

main_man
03-02-2009, 09:09 PM
scarface - mr. scarface is back

b-dolo
03-02-2009, 09:11 PM
prodigy-h.n.i.c
nas-stillmatic
big pun-capital punishment
az-doe or die
cormega- the realness
dmx-it's dark and hell it hot
outkast-atliens-aquemini
scarface- the diary

sdeblasi
03-02-2009, 09:45 PM
Scientifik - The Most Blunted
Slum Village - Fantastik Vol.1
Camp Lo - Uptown Saturday Night

Slum Village - Fantastic Vol. 2
Scientifik - Criminal
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