• reort

    "significant, influential and/or pivotal", okay bro, this is a nice list .. Thanks I'll be checking some of the stuff I haven't already from this ..

    28. Feb. 2012, 2:47
  • reort

    is it just me, or do you not like that "underground" or "street" production on albums in that era (mid nineties)? Like Mobb Deep, C-N-N, Some of Nas, Wu Tang, AZ, Stuff from the Beatminerz

    28. Feb. 2012, 2:53
  • mrmocha

    Yeah, I wouldn't have known what style to call it but I pretty much disliked Wu-Tang from the moment I heard it. I don't know much about Mobb Deep. I like Native Tongues a lot and believe there are two distinct camps of hip-hop enthusiasts. I don't think a whole lot of people fall into both. The NY style hip-hop I like is precise, clean (production), funky and sometimes humorous. The perfect example of this is how much I love KMD and couldn't really care less for MF DOOM.

    28. Feb. 2012, 16:57
  • reort

    um have you checked out Redman, Keith Murray and Das EFX? They were on that funky production (Erick Sermon's) for a long time .. & They're some of my favourites. They got all of what you like; clean, funky, and tons of humour.

    29. Feb. 2012, 2:04
  • RolloSuplex

    You forgot Please Hammer Don't Hurt 'Em. Just kidding. (or am I?)

    1. Mär. 2012, 0:55
  • mrmocha

    Atmosphere is new to me within the past year. I need to give their albums a dedicated listen. I originally had an Outkast album on the list but removed it. I wanted each album on the list to be one that I'm passionate about. I agree that Outkast were trendsetters in southern hip-hop. I heard enough ATLiens to last a lifetime.

    2. Mär. 2012, 13:51
  • aaroho211

    I stopped reading at "Illmmatic."

    17. Aug. 2012, 10:38
  • aaroho211

    "Illmatic" my phone sucks. That album has like 1 guest on it? Unheard of. Nas couldn't even come close to replicating it. No one has nor will. Have you heard of this one record called "Ready To Die?" It's on some lists...

    17. Aug. 2012, 10:45
  • mrmocha

    The more time passes the less I'm repelled by Notorious BIG. He's still not sniffing my top 20 of hip-hop. I made this list while arguing with that dude at the top. I pretty much wrote off hip-hop in the mid 90's, as did a lot of us that were coming out of high school during the beginning of the Alternative era. I don't like Wu-Tang, Nas, Pac, Big or Z. It's a wonder I liked Outkast. Guest appearances are exclusively a 1995+ practice. Almost all of the classic albums on the list above have no guest rappers. I'd also argue that DJ Premier, Q-Tip, Large Professor, MC Serch and Pete Rock producing Illmatic is one of the most notable "featuring" acts of that era (it's also why it wasn't replicated)... Those "GOAT"'s set Nas up as the prodigal son of golden era hip-hop. Apparently it worked. I don't believe he was. All that said, I think Illmatic is a decent hip-hop album. It's a stacked deck in a wasteland that is the "death of hip-hop" landscape (94-00). Illmatic would land in my top 50 ;)

    17. Aug. 2012, 12:33
  • aaroho211

    Premier, Large Pro, Pete Rock, The Bomb Squad and Prince Paul all had their hands in everything back then. Nas is only a rapper, and def not a producer. That being said, the celebrity a list of producers on Illmatic had a huge hand in its brilliance, in addition to Nas' sharp tongue and witty storytelling. Remember, no Bomb Squad and no Bring The Noise! No Prince Paul and no Me Myself and I. No Marley Marl and no Vapors!

    17. Aug. 2012, 13:24
  • PlzDontBan

    some of these make sense though I only agree with a couple but Dizzee Rascal is just asinine

    6. Mär. 2014, 8:08
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