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claaa7
01-03-2010, 02:59 PM
spotted at the djpremierblog.blogspot.com:


20. DJ JS-1 - Ground Original 2: No Sell Out
19. La Coka Nostra - A Brand You Can Trust
18. Method Man & Redman - Blackout! 2
17. 50 Cent - Before I Self Destruct
16. M.O.P. - Foundation
15. Ghostface Killah - Ghostdini: Wizard of Poetry in Emerald City
14. KRS-One & Buckshot - Survival Skills
13. Saigon & Statik Selektah - All In A Day's Work
12. Diamond District - In the Ruff
11. Canibus & Keith Murray - The Undergods EP

10. Slaughterhouse - Slaughterhouse
09. Jay-Z - The Blueprint 3
08. Statik Selektah - The Pre-Game EP
07. Marco Polo & Torae - Double Barrel
06. Royce da 5'9" - Street Hop
05. Obie Trice - Special Reserve
04. Masta Ace & Edo G - Arts And Entertainment
03. OC & AG - Oasis
02. Raekwon - Only Built 4 Cuban Linx Pt. II
01. Blaq Poet - Tha Blaqprint

"Be Glad or Be Mad" -DJ Premier


a little suprised that he didn't include Skyzoo, Fashawn and Freestyle Professors but other than that it's a nice list. the top three especially.

cap
01-03-2010, 03:13 PM
claa you mean 2009 not 2010.
imma check out the ones ive slept on.

Ghost In The 'Lac
01-03-2010, 03:16 PM
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whitey
01-03-2010, 03:47 PM
ok list. overall not super.

Edgar Erebus
01-03-2010, 03:51 PM
That much about Premier not liking Wu-Tang.

claaa7
01-03-2010, 04:14 PM
^ u gotta give credit where credit is due.. i know Preem said Ghost was one of his favorite MC's

Monkdude
01-03-2010, 04:52 PM
preemo loves Wu, he samples deck, meth and ghost often

spiggity_ace
01-03-2010, 05:34 PM
the only glaring thing that i though was missing was chamber music, and premo doesnt hate the wu he despises rza for some reason

angry!
01-03-2010, 05:40 PM
all 20 picks are dope albums!!!! thats all i know!!!!!!

cool to see preem recognizing that la coka nostra album too, that was a real gritty rap album that was strong all the way around!!!!!!!!

crds
01-03-2010, 06:02 PM
I'm really surprised that Cormega's Born and Raised is not on that list and come on Preem, The Undergods, Obie Trice, La Coka Nostra, 50 Cent...really?

I didn't like any of those, thank god he didn't out Lil Wayne's-The Rebirth on there, but I understand that Preem likes that wackness.

Ghost In The 'Lac
01-03-2010, 06:15 PM
He has a history of leaving Wu tang related things of his lists in the past, he couldnt leave Rae off this time though.

whitey
01-03-2010, 06:51 PM
I'm really surprised that Cormega's Born and Raised is not on that list and come on Preem, The Undergods, Obie Trice, La Coka Nostra, 50 Cent...really?

I didn't like any of those, thank god he didn't out Lil Wayne's-The Rebirth on there, but I understand that Preem likes that wackness.


that 50 album was good.


people on this site have a problem separating the actual music made from the name.

oldie
01-03-2010, 07:52 PM
the only glaring thing that i though was missing was chamber music, and premo doesnt hate the wu he despises rza for some reason


yeah im surprised he aint put Chamber Music up there cos it beats some of those albums although thats a nice list tbh

and Premo probably despises RZA cos they're both on par with one another?? lol

BIG D O
01-03-2010, 09:54 PM
premo got some lame taste wit some of these picks....expected a much more thoro list...he ain't keepin' his ear to the grindstone like he used to....

DR. NICK RIVIERA
01-04-2010, 11:14 AM
premo got some lame taste wit some of these picks....expected a much more thoro list...he ain't keepin' his ear to the grindstone like he used to....

that's cuz most of the albums he listed have his beats. he did the same shit last year.

BO2 and Before I Self Destruct are like-able albums, but top20? Ionno. Cyne and Blu were overlooked yet again. Some people would nominate Pacific Division shit, I still don't know about that one. I mean, it is lyrically and conceptually better than shit like the Canibus/Keith Murray album, or Blaq Poet album. But something's missing, so it falls out like a mixtape....Blaq Poet's album was at least cohesive with beats.

THE DROZ
01-04-2010, 04:21 PM
lol at blaq poet being #1.. preem produced the entire album

Monkdude
01-04-2010, 04:26 PM
premo hating rza is a rumor started up by all the dickriding speculators on this site

claaa7
01-04-2010, 05:06 PM
^ truth, i even read a Preem interview the other day where he said him and RZA had some friendly competition back in the early '90s and RZA came to him and showed him "CREAM" and told him 'this shit is going on my album'.

whitey
01-04-2010, 05:26 PM
lol at blaq poet being #1.. preem produced the entire album

why lol?


what album do you think raekwon would name the album of the year?

davedigital360
01-04-2010, 09:07 PM
Where does it say that Primo despises RZA?

11th Chamber
01-05-2010, 12:13 AM
Where does it say that Primo despises RZA?

its just a rumor thats developed over years as they are the two best producers ever

BGS
01-05-2010, 07:35 AM
nice to see obie trice gets some propz!

Frank Sobotka
01-05-2010, 09:35 AM
Undergods EP at 11
One of my favs of 09 to, didn't expect anybody to feel the same let alone premo lol.

Anybody know who produced it tho?

claaa7
01-06-2010, 06:15 AM
^ Erick Sermon did like 4 of the 7 tracks i think..

the Premier blog posted the honorable mentions and a note from DJ Preem here.


Honorable mentioning: Alchemist "Chemical Warfare", Fashawn "Boy Meets World", Termanology "Hood Politics IV", Beanie Sigel "Broad Street Bully", Apathy "Wanna Snuggle?", Grand Puba "Retroactive", Skyzoo "The Salvation", Warren G "The G-Files", Bekay "Hunger Pains", DJ Spinna & Sucio Smash "Sonic Smash".


I judge my list based on dope beats, dope rhymes, scratchin' and cutting, creativity, uniqueness, originality, and overall packaging of the product's integrity. I don't care if you sold a million copies, that does not make it dope. I went through more than 60 LP's released in '09 on major and indie labels over and over to get it as close as i possible could to being satisfied with the list so here it is along with the list.

Undiluted Karma
01-06-2010, 06:19 AM
all 20 picks are dope albums!!!! thats all i know!!!!!!

cool to see preem recognizing that la coka nostra album too, that was a real gritty rap album that was strong all the way around!!!!!!!!

No doubt, some bangers on that album

RynMur
01-07-2010, 10:22 PM
How many of you would have BP3 in your top 10?? Is it just me or are people overrating the fuck out of the album???

claaa7
01-08-2010, 07:20 AM
^ yeah that shit was weak, and this is coming from a big Jay-Z fan.

cap
01-08-2010, 07:32 AM
How many of you would have BP3 in your top 10?? Is it just me or are people overrating the fuck out of the album???

i would, love that album!!

RynMur
01-08-2010, 10:37 AM
I thought it had good musical vibes, but the lyrics should of been way better.

claaa7
01-08-2010, 10:46 AM
^ imo neither production or lyrics was up to par, and for Jigga to cover "Forever Young" - that was just the final death-blow to the album imo. straight up homo!

cap
01-08-2010, 10:53 AM
^ imo neither production or lyrics was up to par, and for Jigga to cover "Forever Young" - that was just the final death-blow to the album imo. straight up homo!

yeah i didnt like that one either. album had many highpoints though. "already home" is genius imo! thats really all he had to say to his legion of haters.

Longbongcilvaringz
01-08-2010, 10:56 AM
Yeah, Blaqprint is far better than OB4CL2.

claaa7
01-08-2010, 11:08 AM
^ nah, i think "OB4CL2", "Tha Blaqprint" and "Gryme Tyme" is on the same level of brilliance... 3 great fucking albums tho.

J-DON
01-08-2010, 08:36 PM
lol i wonder why he put BP at the top spot

Premier has an old ear for hip hop. He makes beats that sound like their over 10 years old and he listens to music that sounds like it was made then too by dudes who were around in the mid-late 90s early 00s so basically hes not in touch with the current mainstream or underground scene.

fatboybrandon
01-08-2010, 09:08 PM
I've heard a few recent interviews of Premier, from listening to them he doesn't seem like the old-school die-hard, who is ignorant of mainstream music listener that people may think he is. He's spoken on current mainstream hip hop he checks out and the importance on having an ear for current radio, even the wack stuff.

Here he is talking on Wax Poetics Radio about current radio: http://nyctrust.com/musicbox/WaxPoRadio_12-07.mp3

I guess he's one that sticks to his formula of what he believes hip hop is, which I respect. But I also like to see when producers from the golden era can break some new ground and trends in the present by re-inventing themself, like Dr. Dre, RZA and Havoc

FrenchShin
01-09-2010, 02:25 PM
i'm always surprised not to see that Grouch&Eligh album...