Hip-hop vinyl essentials

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  • Phill_MostPhill_Most 4,594 Posts
    Disregard everything that everybody has said on this thread. Every Hip Hop vinyl essential you will ever need in your life is listed below:

    ROXANNE SHANTE
    ROYAL FLUSH
    RUN DMC
    PHILL MOST CHILL
    SADAT X
    SALT-N-PEPA
    SAUCE MONEY
    SCHOOLLY D
    SCREWBALL
    SCRITTI POLITTI
    SHARPSHOOTERS
    SHOW & AG
    SHYHEIM
    SLICK RICK
    SMIF-N-WESSUN
    SLUM VILLAGE
    SNOOP DOGGY DOGG
    STEZO
    STREET SMARTZ
    STRICTLY ROOTS
    WILLIE STUBZ
    SUNZ OF MAN
    SUPER LOVER CEE & CASANOVA RUD
    PHIFE DOG
    L-FUDGE / MATHEMATIK & BAHAMADIA
    SWEET TEE
    TERROR SQUAD
    3RD BASS
    THREE TIMES DOPE
    TIM DOG
    AFRIKA BAMBAATAA & TIME ZONE
    T LA ROCK & JAZZY JAY
    TRAGEDY
    WHODINI
    REDMAN
    REFLECTION ETERNAL
    ROB BASE & DJ EZ ROCK

    ALL TO BE CAUGHT AT:
    http://search.ebay.com/_W0QQsassZp.eugeneQQhtZ-1

    seller name: p.eugene

    wrong forum? yes, but i do pay to post here

  • edpowersedpowers 4,437 Posts
    Please list all hip-hop vinyl essentials

  • batmonbatmon 27,574 Posts
    If u cant say it all - JUST SAY STET.

  • deejdeej 5,125 Posts
    E-40 - which one? Maybe Hall of Game[/b]
    2 LIVE CREW - which one? Not familiar enough w the catalogue[/b]
    JURRASIC 5 - which one? zzzz[/b]
    DJ QUIK - which one? First one + Way 2 Fonky? Maybe Under the Influence? I'm a huge Quik fan its hard to decide. I think his album last year was as good as some of his best.[/b]

  • JacobWizzleJacobWizzle 1,003 Posts
    This thread is overwhelmed by New York rap btw.

    E-40 - which one?- In a Major Way
    2 LIVE CREW - which one?- 2 Live is What We Are
    JURRASIC 5 - which one? Quality Control?
    DJ QUIK - which one?- Quick is the Name and Rhythmalism.

  • batmonbatmon 27,574 Posts
    DJ QUIK - Rhythmalism.


  • TheGoochTheGooch 541 Posts
    Please list all hip-hop vinyl essentials. No raers. Just solid hip-hop needed for a well rounded collection.

    36 chambers. original vinyl copy. Truely appreciate the grit of this album. Any early EPMD records. nice and gritty.

  • tripledoubletripledouble 7,636 Posts
    gangstarr: just hard to earn & step in the arena (daily operation was my shit, but it got boring over time)


    did these get mentioned???

    showbiz - runaway slave
    smif n wessun
    paid in full
    biz markie's first 3 LPs
    brand nubian- first 2
    nice and smoothe
    quasimodo
    kmd black bastards and doom-doomsday
    slick rick-adventures of
    nuts-street level
    dre- the chronic
    criminal minded
    pauls boutique
    organized konfusion (NOT Extinction agenda...sorry)


    it would be really hard to narrow it down to a list of 100 essential LPS or 500 essential 12s.

  • RishanRishan 454 Posts
    Runaway Slave is about as essential as it gets. Top 10 all day long mate.

  • el_sparkoel_sparko 884 Posts
    Runaway Slave is about as essential as it gets. Top 10 all day long mate.

    Get back to UKHH, bitch.

  • HAZBEENHAZBEEN 564 Posts
    Some West Coast ish -

    Ice Cube - Amerikkka's Most Wanted & Death Certificate
    DJ Quik - Way 2 Fonky (If it even exists on wax, which I don't think it does)
    Del - I Wish My Brother George Was Here
    NWA - Straight Outta Compton & 100 Miles and Running
    Souls Of Mischief - 93 'till Infinity
    Saafir - Boxcar Sessions
    Too Short - Life Is Too Short
    D.O.C - No One Can Do It Better
    Above The Law - Livin' Like Hustlers
    Pharcyde - Bizzare Ride II The Pharcyde
    Compton's Most Wanted - Straight Checking 'Em

  • BaptBapt 2,503 Posts

    hello

  • JacobWizzleJacobWizzle 1,003 Posts
    DJ QUIK - Rhythmalism.


    He made a cold ass transition from samples to live shit on that album. It was real grown.

  • deejdeej 5,125 Posts

    pauls boutique
    organized konfusion (NOT Extinction agenda...sorry)

    Hells no. I'll accept an argument that ok > s:ea (though I'm not agreeing w/ it) but Stress is definitely better than (slightly) overrated paul's boutique.

  • deejdeej 5,125 Posts
    More...

    8ball and MJG - On Top of the World
    UGK - Ridin Dirty
    Fat Pat - Ghetto Dreams
    Ruff Ryders - Ryde or Die Vol. 1
    Missy Elliott - So Addictive


    Not much west coast gangsta mentioned so far...spice 1, c-bo, Eiht, etc...?

  • JacobWizzleJacobWizzle 1,003 Posts
    More...

    8ball and MJG - On Top of the World
    UGK - Ridin Dirty
    Fat Pat - Ghetto Dreams
    Ruff Ryders - Ryde or Die Vol. 1
    Missy Elliott - So Addictive


    Not much west coast gangsta mentioned so far...spice 1, c-bo, Eiht, etc...?

    I don't expect a lot of people to accept some of this shit but to me

    Spice 1- Let It Be Known
    CMW- first 3 albums
    King Tee- first 3 albums
    RBL- A Lesson To Be Learned
    415- 415in
    Luniz- first tape with the condom on it
    Totally Insane- Direct From the Backstreets
    Brotha Lynch- 24 Deep, Season of the Siccness, Loaded
    C BO- Gas Chamber
    Mac Mall- Illegal Business
    Too Short- Short Dogs in the House
    Chunk- Menace to the Game
    Liks- 1st two albums
    Quasimoto
    2nd to None- self titled
    Uh all NWA and Dre affiliated albums
    ATL- Uncle Sams Curse

    I could go on. Not saying they are classics but they are essential albums to me and "my musical journey".

  • deejdeej 5,125 Posts
    The first two ATL's are great too...I think we're off the becky path tho.

  • shitzrshitzr 648 Posts
    Mac Mall- Illegal Business



    my favorite khayree production

  • ArtifactorArtifactor 887 Posts
    My choices would have to be...

    Kurious - A Constipated Monkey

    Cypress Hill - S/T, Black Sunday

    MF Doom - Operation Doomsday, not so necessary but big underground classic

    Black Moon - Enta Da Stage

    And anything with more than 5 tracks produced by K-Def

  • batmonbatmon 27,574 Posts
    .Kurious - A Constipated Monkey

    What's next, CHI ALI & MONIE LOVE.

  • Young_PhonicsYoung_Phonics 8,041 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.


    yup. some of my favourite productions by one of my favourite producers.



    speaking of which

    Slum Village: Fantastic. I was pulled out this album last week for the first time in a while and DAMN! that shit still blows my mind. Dare I say "slept on" classic?

  • batmonbatmon 27,574 Posts
    Slum Village: Fantastic. I was pulled out this album last week for the first time in a while and DAMN! that shit still blows my mind. Dare I say "slept on" classic?

    Slept on classic = ESSENTIAL?

  • Jonny_PaycheckJonny_Paycheck 17,825 Posts
    Slum Village: Fantastic. I was pulled out this album last week for the first time in a while and DAMN! that shit still blows my mind. Dare I say "slept on" classic?

    Slept on classic = ESSENTIAL?

    I think it's essential.

  • Young_PhonicsYoung_Phonics 8,041 Posts
    Also I think albums like Fellowship's "To whom.." and RBL's first joint aren't classics but are regional classics ;extremely important ONLY to a specific location/group of people. In adition something like the first Quasimoto and Doomsday are underground (*sigh*backpack*sigh*) essential albums. Not neccesarilly irrelevant, but classics to a much smaller scale.



    and I would classify that Lauren as contempoary classics soul album. next to something like D'Angelo's album(s?).

  • batmonbatmon 27,574 Posts
    Also I think albums like Fellowship's "To whom.." and RBL's first joint aren't classics but are regional classics ;extremely important ONLY to a specific location/group of people. In adition something like the first Quasimoto and Doomsday are underground (*sigh*backpack*sigh*) essential albums. Not neccesarilly irrelevant, but classics to a much smaller scale.

    The question isnt whether or not somethin is classic or not. Not all classics are essential to a person who is just starting their HIP HOP collection. Some of u cats a listing albums that cant sit next to real seminal joints. We should be cutting the fat. If an alien came down and asked for some hiphop, Curious wouldnt even register.That doesnt make it wack or not a real heads album.

  • Young_PhonicsYoung_Phonics 8,041 Posts
    Also I think albums like Fellowship's "To whom.." and RBL's first joint aren't classics but are regional classics ;extremely important ONLY to a specific location/group of people. In adition something like the first Quasimoto and Doomsday are underground (*sigh*backpack*sigh*) essential albums. Not neccesarilly irrelevant, but classics to a much smaller scale.

    The question isnt whether or not somethin is classic or not. Not all classics are essential to a person who is just starting their HIP HOP collection. Some of u cats a listing albums that cant sit next to real seminal joints. We should be cutting the fat. If an alien came down and asked for some hiphop, Curious wouldnt even register.That doesnt make it wack or not a real heads album.


    hmm.....I think theveryone's responses would be different if the question was on some "I want to know some underground backpack classics" or "some bay slap classics"- ya know real specific like- or the larger question of "Hip-Hop Across the Board" classics, but even that term "across the board" can be confusing to some; but we all find stuff we can all agree on like Tribe, Public Enemy, De La etc....



    I think Kurious would be a classic for "rap nerd" dudes like us.

    BUT YO! AREN'T YOU FRENCH OR SOMETHING!


  • deejdeej 5,125 Posts
    Yeah I mean the problem is hip-hop is so huge and has so much history, if someone told you they wanted 'essential hip-hop' without dilineating style or region or whatever its kind of near impossible. Look how bad all those 'best of hip-hop' collections are.

  • batmonbatmon 27,574 Posts
    I think Kurious would be a classic for "rap nerd" dudes like us.

    I'm a rap nerd who wouldnt call KURIOUS classic or essential. Sorry if y'alls feelings is hurt.

  • batmonbatmon 27,574 Posts
    Yeah I mean the problem is hip-hop is so huge and has so much history, if someone told you they wanted 'essential hip-hop' without dilineating style or region or whatever its kind of near impossible. Look how bad all those 'best of hip-hop' collections are.

    True but when cats start to list Kurious along w/ Big Daddy Kane or E-40 or Dr.Dre, I got a problem.

  • JustAliceJustAlice 1,308 Posts

    and I would classify that Lauren as contempoary classics soul[/b] album. next to something like D'Angelo's album(s?).


    I can agree with that...good call.
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