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    Well, i just listed my favourite hip hop albums - but if i'm abiding by the thread rules every album would be non hip hop. Listening to one genre of music gives you no perspective on music generally and limits your appreciation of maturation and change within that genre.

    The staid attitude to hip hop of it's fans is pretty annoying and pretty much indicates only listening to 90s boom bap with a few oddities like MF DOOM thrown in ie. my list.



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    Quote Originally Posted by Slick View Post
    yes and that was my opinion. a pretty accurate one considering those aren't even hip hop albums
    And where in the title does it say Hip Hop Albums?

    Its states 10 albums that all hip hop heads should own.

    In my opinion you misunderstood the topic.

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    Quote Originally Posted by LORD NOSE View Post
    not exclusively HipHop albums

    just albums

    the OP might have had Just Hip Hop albums in mind but didn't write out the thread title like that -

    i suggest Hip Hop heads get acquainted with Hip Hops Parents
    Touche!

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    Quote Originally Posted by LORD NOSE View Post
    dude knows what's up ^

    one question though - why step in the arena and not hard to earn ?
    Thanks man. Step In The Arena to me is the Gang Starr sound. I should also mention Daily Operation cause the styles were similar. Hard To Earn & Moment Of Truth are classics, but I think MOT is a little bit overrated. People calling me faggot because I don't think that's the best album even though Premier himself said in an interview that Step In The Arena was his and Guru's favorite album. The reason why I think Step In The Arena is their best is because Premier didn't have a formula for his beats, he was experimenting and the same with Guru bragging about how good he was compared to the competition. It was the perfect combination. SITA is slightly better than DO in my opinion. I think Hard To Earn is better than Moment Of Truth. They have a really amazing discography.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Slick View Post
    boredom?
    i guess its a distraction. i tried to come up with a list now and its too hard.

    so this is a list of albums that changed my life the most, had a profound effect on me, probably:

    aquemini
    6 feet deep
    ready to die
    bastard
    funcrusher plus
    miss e, so addictive
    college dropout
    marshall mathers lp
    wolf in sheeps clothing
    black bastards


    this is probably not my top ten favorite albums, but these albums blew my mind and changed my life in certain ways.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Longbongcilvaringz View Post
    Well, i just listed my favourite hip hop albums - but if i'm abiding by the thread rules every album would be non hip hop. Listening to one genre of music gives you no perspective on music generally and limits your appreciation of maturation and change within that genre.

    The staid attitude to hip hop of it's fans is pretty annoying and pretty much indicates only listening to 90s boom bap with a few oddities like MF DOOM thrown in ie. my list.
    Quote Originally Posted by TheFunkyDrummer View Post
    Thanks man. Step In The Arena to me is the Gang Starr sound. I should also mention Daily Operation cause the styles were similar. Hard To Earn & Moment Of Truth are classics, but I think MOT is a little bit overrated. People calling me faggot because I don't think that's the best album even though Premier himself said in an interview that Step In The Arena was his and Guru's favorite album. The reason why I think Step In The Arena is their best is because Premier didn't have a formula for his beats, he was experimenting and the same with Guru bragging about how good he was compared to the competition. It was the perfect combination. SITA is slightly better than DO in my opinion. I think Hard To Earn is better than Moment Of Truth. They have a really amazing discography.

    understood


    did you hear the Jeru Albums though ?

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    If you are talking about the first 2 albums produced by Premier, yes. I listened to Jeru's stuff after that, but didn't really like it. His first 2 are classics. I personally think Wrath Of The Math is a little bit underrated, it's almost as good as Sun Rises In The East. Premier had some lowkey beats on there.

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    Lol
    I can't see no one not liking those

    Strong work though

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    I don't think Jeru ever dropped a wack album. I was comparing it with his first 2 records. You are right about Heroz4hire, it's a good album. I really disliked the production on DD, but Jeru was on point. I liked the FMA influence on his latest album. I do believe nothing comes close to his first two records, those are by far his best records.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Slick View Post
    i still dont get it.
    just fuck off faggit.
    We do it for the people.


    "In the abundance of water, the fool is thirsty"


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    Quote Originally Posted by Machine Gun Funk View Post
    i dont agree with this thread title. why should i own anything you tell me to buy? and i own most of these albums, i'm just saying.

    what this thread promotes seems like the same mentality that idiots with a level of status and have a bookcase full of books they never read have.

    this site frustrates me sometimes, why are we obsessed with ranking music and critiquing it rather than enjoying it?
    Well keep in mind it's all for fun, but I wanted to incite discussion on albums we thought were good enough that they SHOULD be required listening for fans of hip hop.

    And if we just wanted to enjoy the music, we wouldn't need a discussion forum would we?

    Good call on picking "A Wolf In Sheep's Clothing" though! That album gets overlooked WAY too much. It's almost like they're the black sheep of the Native Tongues movement. (pun intended )
    Last edited by KJR; 03-07-2013 at 07:34 AM.

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    Cannibal Ox - The Cold Vein
    Redman - Dare Iz a Darkside
    Heltah Skeltah - Nocturnal
    Vordul Mega - Revolution of Yung Havoks
    Kool Keith (Mr. Nogatco) - Nogatco Rd.
    Nas - It Was Written
    House of Pain - Same As It Ever Was
    Wu-Tang Clan - Wu-Tang Forever
    Mood - Doom
    Company Flow - Funcrusher Plus

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    Just a random list of 10 albums that had an impact in some way. Could find a lot more.

    Slick Rick - The Great Adventures of Slick Rick
    De La Soul - 3 Feet High and Rising
    Souls of Mischief - 93 'til Infinity
    Wu-Tang Clan - Enter the Wu-Tang (36 Chambers)
    Binary Star - Masters of the Universe
    Cannibal Ox - Cold Vein
    Ghostface Killah - Ironman
    Pete Rock & CL Smooth - Mecca and the Soul Brother
    O.C. - Word...Life
    Jeru the Damaja - The Sun Rises in the East
    Last edited by Pestilence; 03-07-2013 at 04:22 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Young Gun View Post
    Cannibal Ox - The Cold Vein
    Redman - Dare Iz a Darkside
    Heltah Skeltah - Nocturnal
    Vordul Mega - Revolution of Yung Havoks
    Kool Keith (Mr. Nogatco) - Nogatco Rd.
    Nas - It Was Written
    House of Pain - Same As It Ever Was
    Wu-Tang Clan - Wu-Tang Forever
    Mood - Doom
    Company Flow - Funcrusher Plus
    Good list mate! That Redman joint is so overlooked! It's dark, eerie, atmospheric and interesting. You can definitely tell he was on mad amounts of drugs while making it.

    What makes you choose IWW over any other Nas album though?

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