Classic RAP ALBUMS? (98-06)

PonyPony 2,283 Posts
edited March 2016 in Music Talk
So I'm putting together a list of 100 classic rap records for an art project. The Egotrip book has helped from 79'-98'. What are some "Classic" records from 99'-06? NO TURDS, CERTIFIED ONLY PLEASE.Thanks for your help.
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  • dilated peoples - the plattform maybe 98 =? cant remember is pretty ill doe

  • magneticmagnetic 2,679 Posts
    Pharoahe Monch - Internal Affairs.

  • HarveyCanalHarveyCanal "a distraction from my main thesis." 13,235 Posts




  • piedpiperpiedpiper 1,274 Posts
    mos def - black on both sides

  • faux_rillzfaux_rillz 14,345 Posts
    This post will not be complete until you say something about Ninjafish, Shied.

  • magneticmagnetic 2,679 Posts
    Big Pun - Capital Punishment.


  • roistoroisto 846 Posts
    Classic rap albums are far and between these days...

    Young Jeezy Thug Motivation is a classic, and maybe T.I.'s Trap Muzik. Stankonia. Trae's album was OK, but not even close to classic IMO.

    (I will keep my indie backpack favorites to myself for now. )

  • BrianBrian 7,618 Posts


















    im sure i forgot some


  • Canibus - Mic Club
    De La Soul - The Grind Date
    Jay-Z - The Blueprint
    Jedi Mind Tricks - Violent by Design
    MF Doom - Operation: Doomsday
    Scarface - The Fix
    Slum Village - Fantastic Volume 2
    Talib Kweli & Hi-Tek - Reflection Eternal

  • GuzzoGuzzo 8,614 Posts










  • roistoroisto 846 Posts
    Donuts!

  • HarveyCanalHarveyCanal "a distraction from my main thesis." 13,235 Posts


  • PonyPony 2,283 Posts
    Great, keep'em comin'

    ...and yeah, no "mix tapes" please.

    Has "Donuts" reached "Classic" status yet? I like that record.

  • magneticmagnetic 2,679 Posts


  • magneticmagnetic 2,679 Posts


  • BrianBrian 7,618 Posts
    i remembered about these gems on the walk to work:






  • PonyPony 2,283 Posts
    Anybody know a good place to get (free) high-quality album cover scans?

    Google and Amazon

  • magneticmagnetic 2,679 Posts
    Anybody know a good place to get (free) high-quality album cover scans?

    Google and Amazon

    http://www.cdcovers.cc/

  • HAZHAZ 3,373 Posts
    Edan - Primative Plus
    Edan - Beauty & The Beat
    Z-Ro - Let The Truth Be Told
    Asheru & Blue Black - Soon Come
    T.I - Trap Musik
    Black Star - S/T
    Federation - The Album
    Ghostface - Supreme Clientle
    Ghostface - Bulletproof Wallets
    Ghostface - Pretty Tony
    Ghostface - Fishscale
    Devin The Dude - Just Tryin To Live
    Jay-Z - The Black Album
    Clipse - Lord Willin
    Turf Talk - Street novelist
    The Team - Negro League
    Madlib & MF Doom - Madvilliany
    Quasimoto - The Further Adventures Of Lord Quas
    Paul Wall & Chamillionaire - Get Ya Mind Correct
    Z-Ro & Trae - ABN
    Diplomats - Diplomatic Immunity
    Scarface - The Fix
    Trae - Restless
    J-Live - The Best Part
    Non-pHixion - The Future Is Now
    Ill Bill - What's Wrong With Bill?
    Lil' Wayne - The Carter Vol. 1
    Lil' Wayne - The Carter Vol. 2
    Mannie Fresh - The Mind Of Mannie Fresh
    Slim Thug - Already Platinum
    Camron - Purple City
    T.I - King
    Mos Def - Black On Both Sides
    David Banner - Certified
    Jay-z Blueprint

    More to follow

    peace

    h

  • deejdeej 5,125 Posts
    I thought about going thru here on some "hell no...ugly duckling???" steez but decided since no one else had I won't (yet)(save the ugly duckling jab).


  • BsidesBsides 4,244 Posts
    Pretty much anything by jedi mind tricks or ninjafish.

  • cpeetzcpeetz 2,113 Posts


    This is a joke right?





  • Jurassic 5 - Quality Control

  • mordecaimordecai 2,204 Posts
    Canibus - Mic Club
     


    I thought about going thru here on some "hell no...ugly duckling???" steez but decided since no one else had I won't (yet)(save the ugly duckling jab).
    fearing the backpack backlash?


    I'll these

    Edan - Beauty & The Beat
    Asheru & Blue Black - Soon Come
    Black Star - S/T
    Ghostface - Supreme Clientle
    Madlib & MF Doom - Madvilliany
    Quasimoto - The Unseen
    J-Live - The Best Part
    Jay-z Blueprint
    masta ace: a long hot summer
    gang starr: moment of truth

    and I'll add:

    People Under the Stairs - Question in the Form of an Answer


    Ugly Duckling - Taste The Secret


    Show & AG - Full Scale


    RJD2 - Deadringer

  • If the definition of classic is something you will still listen to in 20 years a lot of peoples picks are far from classic.

  • mannybolonemannybolone 15,029 Posts
    I was going to start by saying there's a lot of incredibly bad looks in this thread but I also think that it reflects how divided hip-hop's various sub-genres have become since the mid-90s.

    That said, a lot of people's definition of "classics" is real .

    I didn't realize that "half-way competent" is now the new standard for "classic."

  • mordecaimordecai 2,204 Posts
    I was going to start by saying there's a lot of incredibly bad looks in this thread but I also think that it reflects how divided hip-hop's various sub-genres have become since the mid-90s.

    That said, a lot of people's definition of "classics" is real .

    I didn't realize that "half-way competent" is now the new standard for "classic."
    let's see some albums

  • JuniorJunior 4,815 Posts
    This is depressing me, I'm really struggling to think of many bonafide classics since 98. Not to say that there haven't been many decent albums in that period but classic? Albums that reach legendary status?

    So far I've got:

    Outkast - Aquemini
    Cam'Ron - Purple Haze
    Ghostface - Supreme Clientele
    Dr Dre - 2001
    MF Doom - Operation Doomsday
    Jay Z - Blueprint


    Tempted by both TI- Trap Musik and Freeway - Philadelphia Freeway but again, are they decent albums or absolute classics?

    Christ there has to be more than that.
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