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    Default Top 5 80's Hip-Hop albums

    5) Jungle Brothers - Straight out the Jungle

    4) Eric B. and Rakim - Paid In Full

    3) Ultramagnetic MC's - Critical Beatdown

    2) Beastie Boys - Paul's Boutique

    1) De La Soul - 3 Feet High and Rising


    I feel like an ass name naming a PE album but I'm not that big of a fan. Hit me back with your selections. peace


    "Even if I bleed to death I can't die
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    1) Ultramagnetic MC's - CRITCAL BEATDOWN
    2) Eric B and Rakim - Paid In Full
    3) Public Enemy - It Takes Nation of Millions
    4) Beastie Boys - Pauls Boutique
    5) NWA - Straight outta Compton

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    No particular order:

    "3 Feet high and Rising" De La Soul- The epitome of creative sampling in hip hop...brilliant production from Prince Paul....best hip hop skits ever....and you know De La got down on it..."Eye Know" is probably my favorite hip hop love song.

    "Pauls Boutique" Beastie Boys- Possibly even more creative than "3 Feet" when it comes to sampling...Each B Boy stepped up their game lyrically from their debut (which is very weak lyrically to me) on this as well

    "Paid in Full" Eric B. And Rakim- Perhaps the most bitten hip hop album of all time...impossible to define how revolutionary/classic it is.

    "It takes a Nation of Millions to hold us Back" Public Enemy- beats out "Criminal Minded" and "By any means necessary" for the best socially conscious rap album of the 80s. Chuck came hard over the bomb squad production.

    "People's instinctive Travels and the paths of rythym" A Tribe called Quest- although De La and the Jungle brothers were the first to jumpstart the Native Tongues movement, this album kept it strong. Just a dope album you can chill to. Who would have thought that Tip, Phife and Ali would follow this with 2 even better albums.

    honorable mentions:

    NWA-Straight out of compton...I'm more of an east coast guy, but theres no denying the influence of this album on the rap game. Cube is an Animal, and dre holds it down on the production tip. it takes away that half of the group used Cube to write for them.

    BDP-Criminal Minded and By any means necessary...KRS One helping start the conscious movement in hip hop, plus very dope beats and rhymes.

    Beastie Boys-Liscensed to Ill....Sure Adrock, Mike D, and MCA are no rakims on the mike, but still a very dope and fun album to listen to. Still the best white rappers of all time by far to me.

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    Default Re: Top 5 80's Hip-Hop albums

    5. NWA-Straight Outta Compton
    4. Ice-T-Power
    3. Ice-T-The Iceberg/Freedom Of Speech...Just Watch What You Say(The O.G. of rap)
    2. Public Enemy - It Takes Nation of Millions
    1. Eric B. & Rakim- Paid in Full

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    Quote Originally Posted by Witty
    "People's instinctive Travels and the paths of rythym"
    classic album but no diss, it was released in 1990


    "Even if I bleed to death I can't die
    Not even if I fell from ten stories high
    Yo, I'ma rule the underground or get shot trying
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    I'm not dyin'!" - Sticky Fingaz

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    No order:

    Paid in full
    Y'all forgot about - The great adventures of slick rick
    It takes a nation of millions to hold us back
    Criminal Minded
    Str8 outta compton


    still standin tall

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    Paid in Full
    Long Live the kane
    criminal minded
    3 feet high and rising
    it takes a nation of millions to hold us back

    Yo, my rhymes and lyrics find spirits like a seance,
    since fat crayons, my writing displays chaos.
    - Rakim Allah

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    anyone who does not include ULTRAMAGNETIC MC's - CRITICAL BEATDOWN.........needs to give there head a shake.........I have spoken!

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    Quote Originally Posted by tical2000
    anyone who does not include ULTRAMAGNETIC MC's - CRITICAL BEATDOWN.........needs to give there head a shake.........I have spoken!
    mos definitely


    "Even if I bleed to death I can't die
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    Yo, I'ma rule the underground or get shot trying
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    This will be hard... Off the dome...





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    Quote Originally Posted by GhostfaceKillah199
    classic album but no diss, it was released in 1990
    really? my fault...thought it was 89'....was probably recorded then, but that doesnt count.

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    Stetsasonic-In Full Gear
    Boogie Down Productions-By All Means Necessary
    MC Lyte-Eyes On This
    Public Enemy-It Takes A Nation Of Millions To Hold Us Back
    Slick Rick-The Great Adventures Of...



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    Default Re: Top 5 80's Hip-Hop albums

    I aint gonna front I was born in '78 and listening Ra was like a 7 year old liking GZA. In the 80's I was all about Slick Rick, Da La and the Native Tongues, My Buddy was the shit. The Sympony was fire too..that brings me to Kane I think that nigga was a early Ghost..could rap about the bitches and dress all fly and shit then could spit for the nigga on the corner. The Juice Crew is like the early Wu.

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    Criminal Minded
    Paid in Full
    A Nation of Millions...
    Straight Outta Compton

    "Got heat for everybody/watch the microphone burn..."
    =Akrobatik

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    Default Re: Top 5 80's Hip-Hop albums

    I haven't heard that much 80's stuff but...

    1. Follow the Leader - Eric B. & Rakim (Anyone else think this is a superior album to Paid in Full?)
    2. Paid in Full - Eric B. & Rakim
    3. The Great Adventures of Slick Rick
    4. Straight Outta Compton - NWA

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