really hard question, but Im going to try to give a list.
usually on an album hip-hop I love beats first and then the lyrics, of course if the lyrics are good the album wins a whole new dimension.
in no particular order
Wu-Tang - Forever
GZA - Liquid Swords
Ghostface - Ironman
Method Man - Tical 2000
Cappadonna - The Pilage
Redman - Muddy Waters
Mobb Deep - Hell On Earth
Nas - It Was Written
CNN - The War Report
GangStarr - Hard To Earn
A Tribe Called Quest - The Low End Theory
Black Moon - Enta Da Stage
Smif-N-Wessun - Dah Shinin
Cypress Hill - Temples Of Boom
from this millennium I also love :
Prodigy - HNIC 2 ( best hip-hop LP from this millennium to me )
Beastie Boys - To the 5 Boroughs ( I dont even know who made the beats, and I know they are kinda basic, but I love them, and its a classic to me. I could also put other BB LPīs on this list but other albuns from them are not strictly hip-hop, apart from Licensed to Ill, but I dont like that album ver much, usually I dont like most 80īs sound. )
Evidence - Weather Man LP ( Cats & Dogs has also amazing beats )
Jay-Z - The Black Album ( this album had some good beats )
SchoolBoy Q - Habits & Contradictions ( amazing beats on this LP that even an ALC beat wasnt one of the best beats on the LP )
I could also put some other albuns from some artists on my list, but I wanted to keep one album per artist.
I know thereīs a lack of soul-hip-hop shit but I dont listen to it often tbh.
I gave you a long list, but I listen to a lot of music, so I couldnt give you a small list.
Last edited by Apocalypse; 04-03-2013 at 10:06 AM.