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Old 03-06-2013, 01:49 PM   #31
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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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Old 03-06-2013, 01:54 PM   #32
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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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Old 03-06-2013, 01:55 PM   #33
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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
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Old 03-06-2013, 02:30 PM   #34
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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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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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Old 03-06-2013, 02:48 PM   #36
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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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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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Old 03-06-2013, 04:20 PM   #37
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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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Old 03-06-2013, 04:29 PM   #38
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Lol
I can't see no one not liking those

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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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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 )

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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
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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
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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
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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