Hip-hop vinyl essentials

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  • AserAser 2,351 Posts
    ah another post where dudes get off on crossing off each other's lists.

  • batmonbatmon 27,574 Posts
    DAS EFX & BONE

    Essential for its delivery of lyrics or not? I'm on the fence. Both are classic, but should Becky cop?

    1st Das Efx might be a classic. Probably not though.

    EPMD....REDMAN....DAS EFX?

  • JacobWizzleJacobWizzle 1,003 Posts
    pete rock & cl - main ingredient

    NOT

    Mecca and the Soul Brother is enuff. The first EP if u want more.

    Obv its nothing on the debut or the EP but I think its still a pretty great album, more mature R&Bish shit but still some incredible Pete Rock work.


    There it is. Deej is finally right.

  • Jonny_PaycheckJonny_Paycheck 17,825 Posts
    pete rock & cl - main ingredient

    NOT

    Mecca and the Soul Brother is enuff. The first EP if u want more.

    Obv its nothing on the debut or the EP but I think its still a pretty great album, more mature R&Bish shit but still some incredible Pete Rock work.

    I actually think it is as essential... very different sound, equally as good, really solid LP I would never get rid of.

  • DelayDelay 4,530 Posts
    LPS:
    BDP - Criminal Minded(NO ONE SAID THIS YET!?!)
    Beatnuts - Street Level
    DOC - No One Can Do it Better
    Diamond - Stunts Blunts & Hip Hop
    Mantronix - The Album
    Just Ice - Back to the Old School
    The Juggaknotz -S/T
    MC Lyte - Lyte as a Rock
    OK - Extinction Agenda
    Nice & Smooth - S/T
    Public Enemy -I Takes a Nation.../Yo, Bumrush the Show
    Ultramagnetic MCs - Funk Your Head Up
    T LA Rock - Lyric Licking
    Slick Rick - The Great Adventures of...
    Gangstarr - Daily Operation / Step in the Arena

  • batmonbatmon 27,574 Posts
    ah another post where dudes get off on crossing off each other's lists.

    Becky doesnt NEED every HIP HOP album ever made for her collection.

  • JustAliceJustAlice 1,308 Posts
    Just solid hip-hop needed for a well rounded collection.

    LAUREN HILL - Miseducation...


    Your kidding with this one right?? I mean..classic or essential it is definitely NOT.
    I'm all for later era shit..but Lauren Hill??

    Maybe Mc Lyte and J.J. Fad just for starters. I love how you diss on all these other ''essential'' classics and come back MFKing Lauren Hill.

    Kinda puttin the cart before the horse there.

    However, I agree with you to some extent on the Das Efx tip and Company Flow may be crucial to some but indeed not really essential.

    I still think Digable is in the top 25

    and ATliens YES!!! All day.

  • batmonbatmon 27,574 Posts
    pete rock & cl - main ingredient
    I actually think it is as essential... very different sound, equally as good, really solid LP I would never get rid of.
    Becky needs all three joints for a well rounded collection?

  • DelayDelay 4,530 Posts
    Just solid hip-hop needed for a well rounded collection.

    LAUREN HILL - Miseducation...


    Your kidding with this one right?? I mean..classic or essential it is definitely NOT.
    I'm all for later era shit..but Lauren Hill??

    Maybe Mc Lyte and J.J. Fad just for starters. I love how you diss on all these other ''essential'' classics and come back MFKing Lauren Hill.

    Kinda puttin the cart before the horse there.

    However, I agree with you to some extent on the Das Efx tip and Company Flow may be crucial to some but indeed not really essential.

    I still think Digable is in the top 25

    and ATliens YES!!! All day.
    Digable Planets LPs are terds!!! I SAID IT...WHAT!?! can't stand 90% of those songs. "9th Wonder" is about all i can stomach anymore. The slowed down "Soul Pride" drums are

  • Jonny_PaycheckJonny_Paycheck 17,825 Posts
    pete rock & cl - main ingredient
    I actually think it is as essential... very different sound, equally as good, really solid LP I would never get rid of.

    Becky needs all three joints for a well rounded collection?
    Yes.



    Let's move on.


    Freestyle Fellowship - To Whom It May Concern...








    YEAH I SAID IT!

  • batmonbatmon 27,574 Posts
    Maybe Mc Lyte and J.J. Fad just for starters. I love how you diss on all these other ''essential'' classics and come back MFKing Lauren Hill.

    MC LYTE yes
    JJ FAD..................your kidding right.

    I'm not dissing, I'm making a distinction.

    We can disagree on LHILL, but the album did alot.

  • JustAliceJustAlice 1,308 Posts

    Freestyle Fellowship - To Whom It May Concern...

    I mentioned this in my first post on this topic, I was suprised nobody noticed or said anything yet.

  • Jonny_PaycheckJonny_Paycheck 17,825 Posts
    Sorry Alice I have to admit I did not read the first page of this thread.

  • JacobWizzleJacobWizzle 1,003 Posts
    Sorry Alice I have to admit I did not read the first page of this thread.

    Me neither. I personally don't fuck with FF like that but it has to be a classic on some level to inspire the passion of Blowed fans like Archaic and the like.

  • JustAliceJustAlice 1,308 Posts
    Maybe Mc Lyte and J.J. Fad just for starters. I love how you diss on all these other ''essential'' classics and come back MFKing Lauren Hill.

    MC LYTE yes
    JJ FAD..................your kidding right.

    I'm not dissing, I'm making a distinction.

    We can disagree on LHILL, but the album did alot.

    Thats cool. Im not dissing either. Im not refering to Supersonic though, rather the LP and the many b-sides that people seem to sleep on.

  • deejdeej 5,125 Posts
    Creepin on Ah Come Up and E1999 are both pretty good.

    Ten rap albums i think everyone should own - avoiding totally obvious illmatic/lowendtheory shit but not getting all obscurantist either. And also uhh this is off the top, not a top ten for all time type thing.

    Ma$e - Harlem World
    Scarface - The Diary
    Too $hort - Get In Where You Fit In
    T.I. - Trap Muzik
    Organized Konfusion - Stress: the extinction agenda
    Do or Die - Picture This
    Notorious B.I.G. - Life After Death
    Suga Free - Street Gospel
    Rappin 4-Tay - 4 Tha Hardway
    Three 6 Mafia - Da Unbreakables

  • batmonbatmon 27,574 Posts
    Public Enemy -I Takes a Nation.../Yo, Bumrush the Show
    Ultramagnetic MCs - Funk Your Head Up

    Does Becky need both ULTRAMAGNETIC ALBUMS?

    We both love YO! but I dont think its for everyone the way NATIONS is laid out.

  • Jonny_PaycheckJonny_Paycheck 17,825 Posts
    Sorry Alice I have to admit I did not read the first page of this thread.

    Me neither. I personally don't fuck with FF like that but it has to be a classic on some level to inspire the passion of Blowed fans like Archaic and the like.

    Yeah I think it is a good record. I don't ever find myself wanting to listen to it but I think it is important to be noted

  • Jonny_PaycheckJonny_Paycheck 17,825 Posts
    Public Enemy -I Takes a Nation.../Yo, Bumrush the Show
    Ultramagnetic MCs - Funk Your Head Up

    Does Becky need both ULTRAMAGNETIC ALBUMS?

    We both love YO! but I dont think its for everyone the way NATIONS is laid out.

    I don't think ANYONE needs "Funk Your Head Up"

  • batmonbatmon 27,574 Posts
    Suga Free - Street Gospel

    I'm a SUGA FREE fan, but I wouldnt call this ESSENTIAL.

  • batmonbatmon 27,574 Posts
    Public Enemy -I Takes a Nation.../Yo, Bumrush the Show
    Ultramagnetic MCs - Funk Your Head Up

    Does Becky need both ULTRAMAGNETIC ALBUMS?

    We both love YO! but I dont think its for everyone the way NATIONS is laid out.

    I don't think ANYONE needs "Funk Your Head Up"

    LOL

    Just the POPPA LARGE 12"

  • deejdeej 5,125 Posts
    Gang Starr - Hard To Earn
    Mobb Deep - Infamous
    Dr. Dre - 2001
    Pastor Troy - Face Off
    The Beatnuts - Classic Nuts vol. 1 ---- I imagine you dudes are generally against compilations but this is a good jumpoff point.

  • RisingsonRisingson 696 Posts
    a few essential LPs that havent been mentioned (apologies if they have)

    Beastie Boys - Pauls Boutique
    Kool G Rap & Polo - Road to the Riches
    The Roots - Things Fall Apart
    Organized Konfusion - Organized Konfusion
    MC Shan - Down by Law

  • batmonbatmon 27,574 Posts
    How Many Gangstarr albums are ESSENTIAL? I own them all but, cmon.

  • deejdeej 5,125 Posts
    How Many Gangstarr albums are ESSENTIAL? I own them all but, cmon.

    Hard to Earn is the only one I rock right now. Sometimes Moment of Truth. But Hard to Earn is my favorite.

  • deejdeej 5,125 Posts
    This thread is overwhelmed by New York rap btw.

  • Mike_BellMike_Bell 5,736 Posts
    How Many Gangstarr albums are ESSENTIAL? I own them all but, cmon.
    I'm partial to Daily Operation.

  • Jonny_PaycheckJonny_Paycheck 17,825 Posts
    How Many Gangstarr albums are ESSENTIAL? I own them all but, cmon.

    Step Into The Arena
    Daily Operation
    Hard To Earn

  • LamontLamont 1,088 Posts

    JAZZY JAY & THE FRESH PRINCE - He's the DJ & I'm the Actor


  • batmonbatmon 27,574 Posts
    This thread is overwhelmed by New York rap btw.

    E-40 - which one?
    2 LIVE CREW - which one?
    JURRASIC 5 - which one?
    DJ QUIK - which one?
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