Favorite Hip-Hop production work?
So rapping aside, what are some of your favorite albums based on production? There are a lot of different production styles for a lot of different tastes, what are some of your favs? For me:
Smif-N-Wessun - Dah' Shinin - I just love the dark and gritty atmosphere of this one. Da Beatminerz did an excellent job creating street music for Tek and Steele to vibe off of.
Tribe - Low End Theory - What more can be said about this one? The production is smooth and jazzy and it flows perfectly.
Outkast - Aquemini - This one just feels so organic. It's layered and and the music runs deep. Hell, we got a harmonica solo on Rosa Parks. This album is over 70 minutes and the production keeps the listener interested and engaged.
Aesop Rock - Skelethon - I'm gonna throw this one out there because I was so impressed by it. Aesop himself did almost all of the production on this one and he showed he is multi-talented. The songs range from lighthearted to being dark and steeped in rock. Very interesting and solid production work that provided an above average foundation for Aesop's eclectic stories.
So how bout you guys?
Slum Village - Fantastic Vol. 2
Wu-Tang Clan - Enter The Wu-Tang (36 Chambers)
Raekwon - Only Built For Cuban Linx
GZA - Liquid Swords
Pete Rock & CL Smooth - Mecca & The Soul Brother
Pete Rock - Soul Survivor
A Tribe Called Quest - Low End Theory
A Tribe Called Quest - The Love Movement
Frank-N-Dank - 48 Hours (they are awful rappers, but the beats on here are mindblowing)
Lootpack - Soundpieces: Da Antidote!
Nas - Illmatic
I am probably forgetting some albums, but basically everything with a lot of Dilla on it I like a lot.
Nice choices. What about Love Movement appeals to you in particular?
Last edited by CEITEDMOFO; 03-31-2013 at 12:28 PM.
IRON MAN , TICAL, RETURN TO THE 36
AND 15 YRS TODAY PRIMO DROPPED THIS CLASSIC
Cuban linx, no competition. One of the best albums in any genre.
Rofl at funkydrummers usual boring shitty picks
a tribe called quest - the low end theory
digable planets - blowout comb
souls of mischief - 93 'til infinity
the pharcyde - bizarre ride ii the pharcyde
ultramagnetic mc's - critical beatdown
redman - muddy waters
juvenile - 400 degreez
cam'ron - purple haze
lil b - i'm thraxx
waka flocka flame - flockaveli
throw in fantastic vol 2(.10), liquid swords
Originally Posted by CEITEDMOFO AKA HEAT
moment of truth might be my fav album