Killah Priest - New Album out now!
home
news
wu-tang clan
bio's
media
store
blogs
forum
contact

Go Back   Wu-Tang Corp. - Official Site of the Wu-Tang Clan > The Elements > Hip-Hop Shop

View Poll Results: Is Reasonable Doubt the best hiphop album ever?
yes 2 2.86%
no, but it's up there 33 47.14%
no, and it's nowhere near the radius of the greatest albums 35 50.00%
Voters: 70. You may not vote on this poll

Closed Thread
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 03-24-2009, 07:50 PM   #1
Chungsanity
SHAOLIN STUDENT
 
Chungsanity's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2006
Location: Toronto
Age: 24
Posts: 388
Rep Power: 0
Chungsanity sitting duck
Default Reasonable Doubt = Best Hiphop Album Ever



most honest album start to finish. you cant knock the hustle, but in order to survive gotta learn to live with regrets.
the beats are dope, the sampling is ridiculous especially for Can I Live.

the immediate album that it would be compared to is illmatic, but the overall production is dated. the lyrics are still phenomenal, but it doesnt balance out with the lyrics and production like RD does and Ive bumped Illmatic countless times. the lyricism on RD is far too underrated and just like Jay-Z said something like:
"if someone makes a better album than reasonable doubt, I'll retire."

RD will always hold a special place in my heart. what are yalls intake on this masterpiece

Last edited by Chungsanity; 03-24-2009 at 07:58 PM.
Chungsanity is offline  
Old 03-24-2009, 08:02 PM   #2
Prolifical ENG
Semi Retired
 
Prolifical ENG's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2003
Location: Toronto
Age: 31
Posts: 9,721
Blog Entries: 1
Rep Power: 43
Prolifical ENG Iron Lungs (Fists of Legend)Prolifical ENG Iron Lungs (Fists of Legend)Prolifical ENG Iron Lungs (Fists of Legend)Prolifical ENG Iron Lungs (Fists of Legend)Prolifical ENG Iron Lungs (Fists of Legend)Prolifical ENG Iron Lungs (Fists of Legend)Prolifical ENG Iron Lungs (Fists of Legend)Prolifical ENG Iron Lungs (Fists of Legend)Prolifical ENG Iron Lungs (Fists of Legend)Prolifical ENG Iron Lungs (Fists of Legend)Prolifical ENG Iron Lungs (Fists of Legend)
Default

I like the album and one of the most rotated albums I have from 1996. Sadly there is a large population (on this board) that think its one of the most overrated classic debuts in that era.
__________________


Prolifical ENG is offline  
Old 03-24-2009, 08:04 PM   #3
spiggity_ace
Veteran Member
 
spiggity_ace's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2008
Posts: 2,529
Rep Power: 16
spiggity_ace five deadly venomsspiggity_ace five deadly venomsspiggity_ace five deadly venomsspiggity_ace five deadly venomsspiggity_ace five deadly venomsspiggity_ace five deadly venomsspiggity_ace five deadly venomsspiggity_ace five deadly venomsspiggity_ace five deadly venoms
Default

IMO its a good album but i found it boring the 2nd and 3rd times i listened, i guess its just me, i dont really like jay-z to begin with i was listenin to this to try to get me into him, my fav song is bring it on tho, dead presidents, d'evils are dope too.
spiggity_ace is offline  
Old 03-24-2009, 08:09 PM   #4
noel411
penalty boxed user
 
noel411's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2003
Location: Australia
Age: 31
Posts: 3,622
Rep Power: 0
noel411 Iron Lungs (Fists of Legend)noel411 Iron Lungs (Fists of Legend)noel411 Iron Lungs (Fists of Legend)noel411 Iron Lungs (Fists of Legend)noel411 Iron Lungs (Fists of Legend)noel411 Iron Lungs (Fists of Legend)noel411 Iron Lungs (Fists of Legend)noel411 Iron Lungs (Fists of Legend)noel411 Iron Lungs (Fists of Legend)noel411 Iron Lungs (Fists of Legend)noel411 Iron Lungs (Fists of Legend)
Default

I'm sad to say that I missed out with this one. I was only about 14 when it dropped, and had very little income. I just used to buy whatever good cd's they got in at the second hand cd shop. No internet at my folks joint back in those days. I'd heard a couple of Jay Z tracks and really wanted the album but never saw it at an affordable price. Unfortunately (though I think fortunately in the long run) I wasn't one of those motherfuckers whose parents bought them shit for no good reason, so I missed out.

Anyway, didn't get it until a few years back, but of course by then it didn't have the same impact as it would have if I'd got it when it dropped. Also for this reason I never followed Jay's career. If they'd got Reasonable Doubt in at that second hand cd shop I might be a huge Jay Z fan. Who knows?

Anyway, nobody gives a fuck about any of that. To get to the point I think it's a great album, but unfortunately I'm not able to appreciate it to the fullest due to my history with it.
noel411 is offline  
Old 03-24-2009, 08:11 PM   #5
YungSunny
Buddha Blessed
 
YungSunny's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2008
Location: Where the wild things are, no tone loc.
Age: 19
Posts: 2,680
Rep Power: 0
YungSunny drunken mastaYungSunny drunken masta
Default

Jay-Z got close with his first 2 albums when it comes to making a classic.
But he always fucks himself by throwing some wack-ass tracks in it.
__________________
YungSunny is offline  
Old 03-24-2009, 08:17 PM   #6
Ghost In The 'Lac
crushed out heavenly
 
Ghost In The 'Lac's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2005
Posts: 20,545
Rep Power: 67
Ghost In The 'Lac Iron Lungs (Fists of Legend)Ghost In The 'Lac Iron Lungs (Fists of Legend)Ghost In The 'Lac Iron Lungs (Fists of Legend)Ghost In The 'Lac Iron Lungs (Fists of Legend)Ghost In The 'Lac Iron Lungs (Fists of Legend)Ghost In The 'Lac Iron Lungs (Fists of Legend)Ghost In The 'Lac Iron Lungs (Fists of Legend)Ghost In The 'Lac Iron Lungs (Fists of Legend)Ghost In The 'Lac Iron Lungs (Fists of Legend)Ghost In The 'Lac Iron Lungs (Fists of Legend)Ghost In The 'Lac Iron Lungs (Fists of Legend)
Default

No.

but it is nice to know Jay Z launched his career off of Only Built 4 Cuban Linx..
__________________
Ghost In The 'Lac is offline  
Old 03-24-2009, 08:17 PM   #7
D.G. The Eye Opener
The Millenium Eye
 
D.G. The Eye Opener's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: 45206
Age: 29
Posts: 40
Rep Power: 0
D.G. The Eye Opener grasshopper
Send a message via Yahoo to D.G. The Eye Opener
Default

its my favorite hip hop album of all time.
__________________
"The crowd seducer black your third eye before I lose ya/
Verbal high I leave styes in the eyes of Medusa" Inspectah Deck
D.G. The Eye Opener is offline  
Old 03-24-2009, 08:19 PM   #8
Chungsanity
SHAOLIN STUDENT
 
Chungsanity's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2006
Location: Toronto
Age: 24
Posts: 388
Rep Power: 0
Chungsanity sitting duck
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Prolifical ENG View Post
I like the album and one of the most rotated albums I have from 1996. Sadly there is a large population (on this board) that think its one of the most overrated classic debuts in that era.

word....that's fucked up. I guess it's the OBFCL factor that these wu stans hold onto so dearly. cant forget doe or die, but RD is far better than both and I'm not being biased.

Quote:
its my favorite hip hop album of all time.
QUOTED FOR EMPHASIS. YOU THE MAN.
Chungsanity is offline  
Old 03-24-2009, 08:20 PM   #9
Dr. Simon Hurt
Madrigal Elektromotoren
 
Join Date: Jan 2003
Location: my own private domicile, and I will not be harassed...bitch!
Posts: 11,731
Rep Power: 84
Dr. Simon Hurt Iron Lungs (Fists of Legend)Dr. Simon Hurt Iron Lungs (Fists of Legend)Dr. Simon Hurt Iron Lungs (Fists of Legend)Dr. Simon Hurt Iron Lungs (Fists of Legend)Dr. Simon Hurt Iron Lungs (Fists of Legend)Dr. Simon Hurt Iron Lungs (Fists of Legend)Dr. Simon Hurt Iron Lungs (Fists of Legend)Dr. Simon Hurt Iron Lungs (Fists of Legend)Dr. Simon Hurt Iron Lungs (Fists of Legend)Dr. Simon Hurt Iron Lungs (Fists of Legend)Dr. Simon Hurt Iron Lungs (Fists of Legend)
Default

really dope album, but the beat on brooklyn's finest is awful.
Dr. Simon Hurt is offline  
Old 03-24-2009, 08:22 PM   #10
Chungsanity
SHAOLIN STUDENT
 
Chungsanity's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2006
Location: Toronto
Age: 24
Posts: 388
Rep Power: 0
Chungsanity sitting duck
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by YungSunny View Post
Jay-Z got close with his first 2 albums when it comes to making a classic.
But he always fucks himself by throwing some wack-ass tracks in it.
you stupid. in my lifetime was a near-classic, I'll give you that.

RD is a certified classic/masterpiece though. I'd be baffled if the 3rd option actually puts it away
Chungsanity is offline  
Old 03-24-2009, 08:35 PM   #11
SKANK HILL
STOP lowy protectors
 
Join Date: May 2004
Posts: 11,611
Rep Power: 45
SKANK HILL Iron Lungs (Fists of Legend)SKANK HILL Iron Lungs (Fists of Legend)SKANK HILL Iron Lungs (Fists of Legend)SKANK HILL Iron Lungs (Fists of Legend)SKANK HILL Iron Lungs (Fists of Legend)SKANK HILL Iron Lungs (Fists of Legend)SKANK HILL Iron Lungs (Fists of Legend)SKANK HILL Iron Lungs (Fists of Legend)SKANK HILL Iron Lungs (Fists of Legend)SKANK HILL Iron Lungs (Fists of Legend)SKANK HILL Iron Lungs (Fists of Legend)
Default

As much as I love this album, I prefer "In My Lifetime." So, IMO, not the best album of all time.
__________________
Quote:
Originally Posted by CharlesJones View Post
I didn't like the first Only Built 4 Cuban Linx and i don't know why Wu Tang fans call it a classic because it's not.
Quote:
Originally Posted by GHOSTLACED View Post
I say nigga and i'm white
SKANK HILL is offline  
Old 03-24-2009, 08:54 PM   #12
Chungsanity
SHAOLIN STUDENT
 
Chungsanity's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2006
Location: Toronto
Age: 24
Posts: 388
Rep Power: 0
Chungsanity sitting duck
Default

if yall wanna peep the "Classic Albums: Reasonable Doubt" documentary that dropped in 07, then here's a link I found:

http://www.megaupload.com/?d=HP1BXGTD
Chungsanity is offline  
Old 03-24-2009, 09:00 PM   #13
sdeblasi
The Special Technique
 
sdeblasi's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Posts: 1,332
Rep Power: 11
sdeblasi prodigal sonsdeblasi prodigal sonsdeblasi prodigal sonsdeblasi prodigal sonsdeblasi prodigal sonsdeblasi prodigal sonsdeblasi prodigal son
Default

the album is classic but nowhere near best hip hop album of all time, no where near.
RD isnt consistent enough all the way through imo

Do or Die > RD

same with a ton of other albums
__________________
sdeblasi is offline  
Old 03-24-2009, 09:03 PM   #14
SKANK HILL
STOP lowy protectors
 
Join Date: May 2004
Posts: 11,611
Rep Power: 45
SKANK HILL Iron Lungs (Fists of Legend)SKANK HILL Iron Lungs (Fists of Legend)SKANK HILL Iron Lungs (Fists of Legend)SKANK HILL Iron Lungs (Fists of Legend)SKANK HILL Iron Lungs (Fists of Legend)SKANK HILL Iron Lungs (Fists of Legend)SKANK HILL Iron Lungs (Fists of Legend)SKANK HILL Iron Lungs (Fists of Legend)SKANK HILL Iron Lungs (Fists of Legend)SKANK HILL Iron Lungs (Fists of Legend)SKANK HILL Iron Lungs (Fists of Legend)
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by sdeblasi View Post
the album is classic but nowhere near best hip hop album of all time, no where near.
RD isnt consistent enough all the way through imo

Do or Die > RD

same with a ton of other albums
How can it be inconsistant but be a classic? Being called a "classic" implies perfect or near perfection, flawless, being a totaly consistant album with little to no error.

SMH, too many dopes throw the term "classic" at albums they really should be calling dope or great. There are like 10 genuine classic albums in rap history.
__________________
Quote:
Originally Posted by CharlesJones View Post
I didn't like the first Only Built 4 Cuban Linx and i don't know why Wu Tang fans call it a classic because it's not.
Quote:
Originally Posted by GHOSTLACED View Post
I say nigga and i'm white
SKANK HILL is offline  
Old 03-24-2009, 09:06 PM   #15
Hollow Dartz
Banned
 
Hollow Dartz's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2004
Location: Philly
Age: 23
Posts: 14,102
Rep Power: 0
Hollow Dartz Iron Lungs (Fists of Legend)Hollow Dartz Iron Lungs (Fists of Legend)Hollow Dartz Iron Lungs (Fists of Legend)Hollow Dartz Iron Lungs (Fists of Legend)Hollow Dartz Iron Lungs (Fists of Legend)Hollow Dartz Iron Lungs (Fists of Legend)Hollow Dartz Iron Lungs (Fists of Legend)Hollow Dartz Iron Lungs (Fists of Legend)Hollow Dartz Iron Lungs (Fists of Legend)Hollow Dartz Iron Lungs (Fists of Legend)Hollow Dartz Iron Lungs (Fists of Legend)
Send a message via AIM to Hollow Dartz
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by GHOSTLACED View Post
No.

but it is nice to know Jay Z launched his career off of Only Built 4 Cuban Linx..
.
Hollow Dartz is offline  
Closed Thread

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 08:44 AM.


Copyright 2000 - 2013 The Wu-Tang Corp. & shift-one