Rank your top 10 Hip Hop classics of the 90s

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More if you want. Trying to see if I’ve missed any albums.

December 23rd, 2013
  1. 36 Chambers
  2. Illmatic
  3. OB4CL
  4. Liquid Swords
  5. Ironman
  6. Capital Punishment
  7. Lifestyle ov da poor and dangeroius
  8. Reasonable Doubt
  9. Aquemini
  10. It Was Written

That’s a generic list but whatever

December 23rd, 2013
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^ No Black On Both Sides? Imo that’s like the prototypical album you show people who hate hip hop (mostly due to stereotypes), along with Food & Liquor.

December 23rd, 2013

@A1_Day

Thanks for telling me. Replace Aquemini with it. Black on Both Sides is amazing actually.

December 23rd, 2013
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@A1_Day Haha no problem, Black Star was really good too.

December 23rd, 2013
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I’m listening to Only Built 4 Cuban Linx right now. Any other negros with lists?

December 23rd, 2013
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Scarface — The Diary
OutKast — ATLiens
Freestyle Fellowship — Innercity Griots
The Fugees — The Score
Xzibit — At the Speed of Life
Common Sense — Resurrection
Company Flow — Funcrusher Plus
Ice Cube — Death Certificate
Pharcyde — Bizarre Ride II the Pharcyde
Wu Tang Clan — 36 Chambers

But in all honesty if you asked me again tomorrow I’d probably wind up giving you a slightly different list. There are so many worthwhile records to choose from.

December 23rd, 2013

1 Illmatic
2 Ready To Die
3 36 Chambers
4 The Infamous
5 The Chronic
6 Reasonable Doubt
7 Midnight Marauders
8 Life After Death
9 Only Built 4 Cuban Linx
10 The Slim Shady LP

Honorable mentions:
Liquid Swords
Enter Da Stage
All Eyez On Me

December 23rd, 2013

So we have to “limit” our listen to 10 classics, but there are soooooo few classics from 2000 on?

I sense a double standard.

December 23rd, 2013

Too lazy to think of a specific order buuuuut:

Illmatic — Nas
Enter the Wu-Tang: 36 Chambers — Wu-Tang Clan
Ready to Die — The Notorious B.I.G.
Reasonable Doubt — Jay-Z
Doggystyle — Snoop Dogg
The Chronic — Dr. Dre
ATLiens — OutKast
Aquemini — OutKast
The Score — The Fugees
Mos Def & Talib Kweli are Blackstar — Blackstar

I’m bound to get either “teh backpacker” or just be accused of not thinking outside the box enough, but whatevs. My opinion and I'mma stick to it.

December 23rd, 2013
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@Nasmosis Kinda tired so I don’t get what you’re trying to say, but funny meme nonetheless.

December 23rd, 2013
  • Illmatic
  • The Carnival
  • The Infamous
  • Thug life
  • Harlem World
  • Its Dark and Hell Is Hot
  • Death Certificate
  • Big Willie Style
  • Blackstar
December 23rd, 2013
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  1. Illmatic
  2. Illmatic
  3. Illmatic
  4. Illmatic
  5. Illmatic
  6. Illmatic
  7. Illmatic
  8. Illmatic
  9. Illmatic
  10. Illmatic

Honorable mention: Illmatic, Illmatic, Illmatic

December 23rd, 2013
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1.Illmatic
2.The Low End Theory
3.De La Soul Is Dead
3.Enter The Wu-Tang
4.The Score
5.Black On Both Sides
6.Liquid Swords
7.The Chronic
8.Only Built For Cuban Linx
9.Bizarre Ride II The Pharcyde
10.Supreme Clientele

December 23rd, 2013

In no order:

Illmatic
36 Chambers
OB4CL
Liquid Swords
ATLiens
Lifestylez ov da Poor & Dangerous
Reasonable Doubt
Ironman
Moment of Truth
Death Certificate

Like some1 else said, tomorrow my list could be totally different

December 23rd, 2013