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Title: your favorite 20 New York City rap albums?
Post by: OG Hack Wilson on July 18, 2009, 08:11:26 PM
NYC has the deepest list of classics for sure

1-Lifestyles of the Poor and Dangerous (Big L)
2-Liquid Swords (GZA)
3-Illmatic (Nas)
4-36 Chambers (Wu)
5-Ready to Die (Big)
6-6 Feet Deep (Gravediggaz)
7-Paid In Full (Eric B and Rakim)
8-The Future Is Now (Non Phixion)
9-Capitol Punishment (Big Pun)
10-The Big Picture (Big L)
11-I Need Drugs  (Necro)
12-Only Built 4 Cuban Linx (Raekwon)
13-Reasonable Doubt (Jigga)
14-Wanted Dead or Alive (Kool G Rap and DJ Polo)
15-Game of Survival (Live Squad)
16-The Green CD (Non Phixion)
17-Circle of Tyrants (Circle of Tyrants)
18-Mic Club 101 (Canibus)
19-It Was Written (Nas)
20-Heavy Mental (Killah Priest)





 8)
Title: Re: your favorite 20 New York City rap albums?
Post by: Jimmy H. on July 19, 2009, 01:03:31 AM
The Big Picture isn't an album. It's a posthumous collection of Big L songs.
Title: Re: your favorite 20 New York City rap albums?
Post by: LONDON!! on July 19, 2009, 02:03:28 AM
no particular order

1.nas-illmatic & jay z-reasonable doubt
2.wu-36 chambers & jeru-wrath of the math
3.wu-wutang forever & big-ready to die
4.rae-only built 4 cuban link & jeru-sun rises in the east
5.gza-liquid swords & az-doe or die
6.ghost-ironman & mop-firing squad
7.group home-living proof & mop-warrioz
8.ultramagnetic-critical beatdown & meth-tical
9.killarmy-silent weapons for quiet wars & ghost-supreme clientel
10.dela-stakes is high & mobb deep-the infamous
11.tribe-midnight marauders & mobb deep-hell on earth
12.krs 1-krs 1 & company flow-funcrusher
13.bdp-criminal minded
14.rakim-follow the leader
15.smif n wesson-dah shinin
16.g rap-456
17.sadat x-wild cowboys
18.heltah skeltah-nocturnal
19.black moon-enta the stage
20.smooth the hustler-once upon a time in america & pe-it takes a nation of millions
Title: Re: your favorite 20 New York City rap albums?
Post by: LONDON!! on July 19, 2009, 02:13:09 AM
double post
Title: Re: your favorite 20 New York City rap albums?
Post by: KaiserSoze on July 19, 2009, 03:33:20 AM
Here's 10 from me.

1. Reasonable Doubt - Jay-Z
2. Illmatic - Nas
3. Ready to Die - Biggie
4. Lifestyles of the Poor and Dangerous - Big L
5. Capital Punishment - Big Pun
6. Only Built 4 My Cuban Linx - Raekwon
7. Enter the 36 Chambers - Wu Tang
8. Life After Death - Biggie
9. Stillmatic - Nas
10. The 18th Letter - Rakim
Title: Re: your favorite 20 New York City rap albums?
Post by: UKnowWhatItIs: welcome to my traps....game over on July 19, 2009, 04:16:28 AM
I can't think of 20 right now but here are some of my personal favorites:
Capone-Noreaga - The War Report & The Reunion
Nas - Illmatic & It Was Written
Noreaga - N.OR.E.
M.O.P - To The Death
Mobb Deep - Infamous, Hell On Earth & Murda Muzik
Wu-Tang Clan - 36 Chambers
Raekwon - Only Built 4 Cuban Linx
Method Man - Tical 2000 (minus the skits)
Prodigy - HNIC
Title: Re: your favorite 20 New York City rap albums?
Post by: OG Hack Wilson on July 19, 2009, 05:32:05 AM
The Big Picture isn't an album. It's a posthumous collection of Big L songs.

this is well known...want a cookie??  ???
Title: Re: your favorite 20 New York City rap albums?
Post by: JD Bastin on July 19, 2009, 06:02:58 AM
NYC has the deepest list of classics for sure

1-Lifestyles of the Poor and Dangerous (Big L)
2-Liquid Swords (GZA)
3-Illmatic (Nas)
4-36 Chambers (Wu)
5-Ready to Die (Big)
6-6 Feet Deep (Gravediggaz)
7-Paid In Full (Eric B and Rakim)
8-The Future Is Now (Non Phixion)
9-Capitol Punishment (Big Pun)
10-The Big Picture (Big L)
11-I Need Drugs  (Necro)
12-Only Built 4 Cuban Linx (Raekwan)
13-Reasonable Doubt (Jigga)
14-Wanted Dead or Alive (Kool G Rap and DJ Polo)
15-Game of Survival (Live Squad)
16-The Green CD (Non Phixion)
17-Circle of Tyrants (Circle of Tyrants)
18-Mic Club 101 (Canibus)
19-It Was Written (Nas)
20-Heavy Mental (Killah Priest)





 8)


20 is a lot

but

illmatic
lifestyles of the poor
ready to die/life after death
36 chambers
liquid swords


those are the top 5
Title: Re: your favorite 20 New York City rap albums?
Post by: GimmeYourShoes on July 19, 2009, 09:14:54 AM
whaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa no 50cent ??? ??? ??? ??? ??? ??? ??? ::)
Title: Re: your favorite 20 New York City rap albums?
Post by: JD Bastin on July 19, 2009, 09:27:53 AM
whaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa no 50cent ??? ??? ??? ??? ??? ??? ??? ::)

lol lol lol
Title: Re: your favorite 20 New York City rap albums?
Post by: ToOoOoN!!! on July 19, 2009, 09:33:22 AM
in no particular order

Run-dmc : Raising Hell
De La Soul : De La Soul Is Dead
Beastie Boys : Ill Communication
LL Cool J : Mama Said Knock You Out
Wu-Tang : 36 Chambers
Nas : It Was Written
Reakwon : Only Built 4 Cuban Linx
 cant think of 20 for now lol
Title: Re: your favorite 20 New York City rap albums?
Post by: herpes on July 19, 2009, 11:38:26 AM
Hack your list sucks lol.  Half the albums on your list aren't even close to NYC top 50 albums lol.

illmatic
ready to die
enter the 36 chambers
enta da stage
doe or die
long live the kane
the great adventures of slick rick
legal drug money
lifestylez ov da poor and dangerous
the war report
the infamous
hell on earth
murda muzik
it was written
reasonable doubt
midnight marauders
low end theory
stillmatic
only built for cuban linx
liquid swords

So many classics left off
Title: Re: your favorite 20 New York City rap albums?
Post by: Hatesrats™ on July 19, 2009, 12:21:57 PM
I'll try & drop 20 of my fav's, In no order
(Just off the dome) Respect to those I forgot....
(I got the albums anyway)

Grandmaster Flash & The Furious Five - "The Message"
RUN-DMC - "Raising Hell"
Eric B. & Rakim - "Paid In Full"
Slick Rick - "The Great Adventures Of Slick Rick"
LL Cool J - "Mama Said Knock You Out"
Big Daddy Kane - "Long Live The Kane"
Big Punisher - "Capital Punishment"
The Notorious B.I.G. - "Ready To Die"
Public Enemy - "It Takes A Nation Of Millions To Hold Us Back"
Public Enemy - "Fear Of A Black Planet"
EPMD - "Strictly Business"
Boogie Down Productions - "By All Means Necessary"
Fugees - "The Score"
Wu-Tang Clan - "Enter The Wu-Tang: 36 Chambers"
Raekwon - "Only Built For Cuban Links"
Kool G Rad & DJ Polo - "Road To The Riches"
Kool G Rap - "4, 5, 6"
Jay-Z - "Reasonable Doubt"
Nas - "Illmatic"
Mobb Deep - "The Infamous"
Title: Re: your favorite 20 New York City rap albums?
Post by: NillerTheKid on July 19, 2009, 12:24:59 PM
Illmatic
Reasonable Doubt
Enter The 36 Chambers
Liquid Swords
OB4CL
Ready 2 Die
lLfestylez ov Da Poor and Dangerous
Live And Let Die
Long Live The Kane
Take A Look Around
Nocturnal
Enta Da Stage
Dah Shinin'
The Last Stand
Jesus Price Supastar
Hell On Earth
Infamous
Doe or Die
War Report
Moment Of Truth
Title: Re: your favorite 20 New York City rap albums?
Post by: rhythmalism on July 19, 2009, 12:41:03 PM
Wu-Tang - Enter the 36 Chambers
Mobb Deep - The Infamous
Gza - Liquid Swords
Raekwon - Only Built 4 Cuban Linx
Ol' Dirty Bastard
Nas - Illmatic
Jay-Z - Reasonable Doubt
Big L - Lifestyles ov da Poor and Dangerous
Biggie - Ready to Die
Jeru the Damaja - Wrath of the Math
Title: Re: your favorite 20 New York City rap albums?
Post by: LONDON!! on July 19, 2009, 12:43:26 PM

legal drug money
 


forgot all about legal drug money
Title: Re: your favorite 20 New York City rap albums?
Post by: OG Hack Wilson on July 19, 2009, 06:35:21 PM
Hack your list sucks lol.  Half the albums on your list aren't even close to NYC top 50 albums lol.

enta da stage
doe or die
long live the kane
the war report
the infamous
hell on earth
murda muzik
midnight marauders
low end theory
stillmatic



So many classics left off


LOL @ taking offense to my list and saying Mobb Deep would be better than Big Pun  ::)
Title: Re: your favorite 20 New York City rap albums?
Post by: herpes on July 19, 2009, 07:09:31 PM
Hack your list sucks lol.  Half the albums on your list aren't even close to NYC top 50 albums lol.

enta da stage
doe or die
long live the kane
the war report
the infamous
hell on earth
murda muzik
midnight marauders
low end theory
stillmatic



So many classics left off


LOL @ taking offense to my list and saying Mobb Deep would be better than Big Pun  ::)

Pun had one hot album which might be better than murda muzik so those two are interchangeable.  A case can be made for either one.  The production on CP isn't touching the infamous and hell on earths production.  And P in his prime is quite possibly a top 5 emcee of all time.  As good as lyricist Pun was, very few could paint pictures with lyrics the way P did when he was a dope.  the Infamous is an all time hip hop classic.  Stop trying to downplay that.  "Rock you in the face stab your brain with your nose bone "  >>> half ya list.
Title: Re: your favorite 20 New York City rap albums?
Post by: OG Hack Wilson on July 19, 2009, 07:53:05 PM
the infamous has some classics

eye 4 an eye, survival of the fittest (and 2) etc.


but Big Pun SHITS ON mobb deep and their 6-out-of-10 lyrical skills.  i love mobb deep cuz they still run with Majesty from the Live Squad (and ofcourse i helped run live-squad.com) but some people really over-rate them



Quote
I'm hard to talk to, if you live I probably faught you stalked you
where you walked to at night, caught you then tried to extort you
New York niggaz is trigger happy, got Pataki scared
This town ain't big enough for both of us AND I AIN'T GOIN NOWHERE
There it is, plain and simple like Jigga my game is mental
While slow niggaz better know I blow their brains out they temples
I'm into black magical torture romantic dramatical author
Compatible with the average New Yorker
A fast talker, like Tony when he gassed Sosa
The masked enforcer, out for the cash and the cho-cha
Smash the coca, bottle it up watch the fiends gobble it up
If I roll up, you do what?  Swallow the stuff
I don't give a fuck anymore, I'm only twenty-four years old
and I've already broken every law

I'm horrorcore, this is for the heads
Runnin up in your crib, knot if you still hot in under the bed
Title: Re: your favorite 20 New York City rap albums?
Post by: herpes on July 19, 2009, 08:01:13 PM
the infamous has some classics

eye 4 an eye, survival of the fittest (and 2) etc.


but Big Pun SHITS ON mobb deep and their 6-out-of-10 lyrical skills.  i love mobb deep cuz they still run with Majesty from the Live Squad (and ofcourse i helped run live-squad.com) but some people really over-rate them



Quote
I'm hard to talk to, if you live I probably faught you stalked you
where you walked to at night, caught you then tried to extort you
New York niggaz is trigger happy, got Pataki scared
This town ain't big enough for both of us AND I AIN'T GOIN NOWHERE
There it is, plain and simple like Jigga my game is mental
While slow niggaz better know I blow their brains out they temples
I'm into black magical torture romantic dramatical author
Compatible with the average New Yorker
A fast talker, like Tony when he gassed Sosa
The masked enforcer, out for the cash and the cho-cha
Smash the coca, bottle it up watch the fiends gobble it up
If I roll up, you do what?  Swallow the stuff
I don't give a fuck anymore, I'm only twenty-four years old
and I've already broken every law

I'm horrorcore, this is for the heads
Runnin up in your crib, knot if you still hot in under the bed


LMFAO @ P in his prime being 6/10 LMFAO.  You officially have NO CREDIBILITY.  The infamous having a few classics LMFAO.  This calls for a spin off thread.... the Infamous vs Capital Punishment.
Title: Re: your favorite 20 New York City rap albums?
Post by: OG Hack Wilson on July 19, 2009, 08:02:49 PM
peep those lyrics and tell me P and his simple rhymes can compare


P is all about his voice and flow...but listen to Eye 4 an Eye and hear NAS rap...that's lyrical skill
Title: Re: your favorite 20 New York City rap albums?
Post by: herpes on July 19, 2009, 08:13:02 PM
P and his simple rhymes... you have ZERO credibility now.  And a lot more goes along with being a good rapper than being a good lyricist which P was.  And P was better in those areas than Pun


Yo
My empire strikes with the strength of poisonous snakes
My entire unit loaded up with snake niggas that hire stakes
We pull off a high stakes, great escapes, expand, shift team downstate
Dreams are growing over and my son'll live great
Little man I'm plannin to enhance your mindstate
The rebirth, a nigga who lived an ill life
The one before me was of an even more trife
My understandin, I'll raise you with precise plannin
and put you on to the whole game of this planet
But I gotta survive in order to follow thru plans to live lot-o
Me and my lil' getgo, any man tryin to stop us he get wet-o
He couldn't withstand the snake bite, there is no hanky
Don't you put your hands too close and try to approach
I won't snap at you I'm goin for throats
and when you feel my bite 'cha sing high notes
I peeped you from deep and then you got cut throats
My formulae-I live life do or die
Stare into the eyes of a deep wiseguy
Prodigy turnin niggas to protoges
My protege I advise ya ass to make way
Make way...for fully-auto gun spray
You're small prey, I'll easily bait and trap yea
This man is half mad scientist-half sane
Creative rhyme labryinth like poisonous cannabis
Here take a toke of this daily rare roackalist
Overpower y'all, tiny noise like locust
Like sunlight thru a magnifying glass I'll focus em
Burn a hole straight thru ya brain and leave ya open (Oh shit!)
and let the venom soak in
You start sweatin and goin thru convulsions from dope shit I write
Leavin niggas stuck, I let spit
Trapped up in a web of a nigga that's sick
I'll wrap you up in cocoon, you caught up in the midst
As dangerous as risky business fuckin with this
Contender number one I put you on top of the list
You're the best challenger so far I'll give you this
But peep this (what?) fatal shots that soloplex
Man down, now who dares to go next?
Like General Monkmonk orders to chop necks
I send a message to my whole clique to bomb shit
Atomic, no time for calm shit
We hyperactive and it's time for Vietnam bit
Ya whole alliance gets single handedly bomb-ded
Take heed to the apostle's warning
Word up!


Yea P wasn't a good lyricist  ::)
Title: Re: your favorite 20 New York City rap albums?
Post by: QuietTruth on July 19, 2009, 08:13:59 PM
Fuck, I'm just listing...

Nas - Illmatic
Da King & I - Contemporary Jeep Music
Das EFX - Dead Serious
Das EFX - Straight Up Sewaside
Das EFX - Hold It Down
Zhigge - Zhigge
Lost Boyz - Legal Drug Money
Wu-Tang - Enter The Wu-Tang (36 Chambers)
Smoothe Da Hustler - Once Upon A Time In America
Rough House Survivors - Straight From The Soul
KRS One - KRS One
Fu-Schnickens - F.U. Don't Take It Personal
Busta Rhymes - The Coming
KRS One - Return of the Boom Bap
Rumpletilskinz - What Is A Rumpletilskin
Leaders of the New School - A Future Without a Past
Shyheim - The Lost Generation
Keith Murray - The Most Beautifullest Thing In This World
DMX - It's Dark and Hell Is Hot
DMX - Flesh of My Flesh, Blood of My Blood

There's just 20 of some favorites...from NY..there's so much material
Title: Re: your favorite 20 New York City rap albums?
Post by: YSH on July 19, 2009, 08:54:44 PM
20 aint enough 4 NY

gza liquid sword
raekwon ob4cl
ghost face killah ironman
wutang enter the wu tang 36 chamber
slick rick great adventures of the slick rick
illmatic
Lifestylez ov da Poor & Dangerous
get rich or die tryin
rakim 18th letter
rakim the master
rakim & eric b paid in full
Follow the Leader
Let the Rhythm Hit 'Em
Don't Sweat the Technique
krs one Criminal Minded
By All Means Necessary



god damn theres too much
Title: Re: your favorite 20 New York City rap albums?
Post by: The Watcher on July 20, 2009, 01:21:23 AM
there's a distinct lack of ATCQ in this thread except for tom's list
Title: Re: your favorite 20 New York City rap albums?
Post by: Jaydc555 on July 20, 2009, 01:26:58 AM
LOL did you just write rakim the master?that album was ass
Title: Re: your favorite 20 New York City rap albums?
Post by: Jimmy H. on July 20, 2009, 01:42:39 AM
this is well known...want a cookie??  ???
And yet you still listed it otherwise. Good job, sir.
Title: Re: your favorite 20 New York City rap albums?
Post by: 2euce 7even on July 20, 2009, 01:43:01 AM
The Big Picture isn't an album. It's a posthumous collection of Big L songs.

this is well known...want a cookie??  ???

LMAO
Title: Re: your favorite 20 New York City rap albums?
Post by: Jaydc555 on July 20, 2009, 01:47:57 AM
Anybody who has a necro album in their 20 albums list from new York can't be taken seriously
Title: Re: your favorite 20 New York City rap albums?
Post by: The Watcher on July 20, 2009, 02:10:35 AM
Anybody who has a necro album in their 20 albums list from new York can't be taken seriously

pretty much!
Title: Re: your favorite 20 New York City rap albums?
Post by: The Watcher on July 20, 2009, 02:33:07 AM
wild style ost?

did you look for the 20 oldest albums you could find from new york?
Title: Re: your favorite 20 New York City rap albums?
Post by: Jaydc555 on July 20, 2009, 02:51:28 AM
We said your favorite of all time not of the 80s Chad LOL
Title: Re: your favorite 20 New York City rap albums?
Post by: The Watcher on July 20, 2009, 03:04:59 AM
We said your favorite of all time not of the 80s Chad LOL


it´s my favorites... ;)


yeah i didnt mean to come across as hating, i can just think of 10 other albums i prefer over that album is all
Title: Re: your favorite 20 New York City rap albums?
Post by: Jaydc555 on July 20, 2009, 03:18:51 AM
You don't rank illmatic or 36 chambers or ready to die in your top 20 from new York?That's just fucking bizzare
Title: Re: your favorite 20 New York City rap albums?
Post by: Jaydc555 on July 20, 2009, 03:38:09 AM
So your one of those "old people" who are stuck listening to what they grew up to and can't adapt to music changing.It happens.
Title: Re: your favorite 20 New York City rap albums?
Post by: LONDON!! on July 20, 2009, 06:38:51 AM
native tongues wern't bougie pussies

tribe ain't from the suburbs, there from a working class area in south jamaica, queens and they were street brothers aswell, you can work out the rest

de la are from the suburbs of long island new york, but they wern't no slouches neither, they have been known to slap up niggas that were out of line too, trust

you get the drift

i forgot about das efx-hold it down album
Title: Re: your favorite 20 New York City rap albums?
Post by: LONDON!! on July 20, 2009, 11:17:00 AM
ok, thats fine and everyone is entilted to there opinon, thats cool, but i wern't saying de la were hardcore, just they ain't bougie pussies
 
but i personally can't listen to jungle brothers tunes wit africa bam bam on it, did you know he's a fag now, i mean, cross dressing out of the closet fagged out faggot, its crazy, until someone says those pictures of him are photo shopped i can't listen to him anymore

its sad, i thought he was for the cause, a revolutionary faggot, what the fuck is next, the world is fucked up right now, its crazy, thats some fucking sad shit, yes it is
Title: Re: your favorite 20 New York City rap albums?
Post by: Jaydc555 on July 20, 2009, 12:52:24 PM
The fact you said new York fell off and only rate illmatic 03.5 is odd as its widely considered the greatest hip hop album ever made.And you don't even have it in your top 20.That's old man sydrome.
Title: Re: your favorite 20 New York City rap albums?
Post by: midwestryder on July 20, 2009, 01:42:13 PM
The fact you said new York fell off and only rate illmatic 03.5 is odd as its widely considered the greatest hip hop album ever made.And you don't even have it in your top 20.That's old man sydrome.
no you are wrong because you are stuck in your era aka 90's  . chad vader has good taste & at least respects were most of the music came from.  without the 80's rappers there would be no 90's rappers . also just because you did not groww up on it & were too young to understand the 80's rap does not mean that is not just as good as those 90's classic . that is just you being a baised prick with a closemind   the old school built this. not the 90's.  the only thing chad vader did wrong was put queen latifah on the list because she is from jersey not new york .
Title: Re: your favorite 20 New York City rap albums?
Post by: Jaydc555 on July 20, 2009, 01:48:19 PM
I'm not stuck in any era.I still buy albums that come out today and I'm a fan of southern music.Just because they paved the way doesn't make it better music.The lyrics and production were far better in the 90s then the 80s.That's a fact.Doesn't mean I don't listen to music from the 80s because I do.Its just classic old man sydrome.
Title: Re: your favorite 20 New York City rap albums?
Post by: midwestryder on July 20, 2009, 01:53:18 PM
I'm not stuck in any era.I still buy albums that come out today and I'm a fan of southern music.Just because they paved the way doesn't make it better music.The lyrics and production were far better in the 90s then the 80s.That's a fact.Doesn't mean I don't listen to music from the 80s because I do.Its just classic old man sydrome.
there is not such thing as old man sydrome &. just baised closeminded pricks who think there is . see your opinion even says you stuck in the 90's by saying lyrics and production were far better in the 90s then the 80s &  because they paved the way doesn't make it better music.. this just proves you are stuck in 90's realize the original old school better then any new school because without them their would be nothing at for you listen to . without rakim there would be no nas.  the original school is always the best not new school. anybody who uses the old man sydrome has no real respect at all .
Title: Re: your favorite 20 New York City rap albums?
Post by: Chad Vader on July 20, 2009, 01:56:36 PM

In NO order..... and yeah can my parrot please have some chicken now?  :P
(http://www.cityparrots.org/images/uploads/2008/01/parrot-chicken.jpg)


-Afrika Bambaataa and the Soulsonic Force
Planet Rock: The Album
(http://www.dustygroove.com/images/products/a/afrikabamba_planetroc_101b.jpg)(http://3.bp.blogspot.com/_Ee0aADGGnOk/R9But-9JDFI/AAAAAAAAAHk/VOPWcV5-s0g/s320/afrikabamba_renegades_101b.jpg)

-Run DMC;
Run-D.M.C (this was the first album (chronologically) to receive 5 Mics from The Source) (http://hiphopisread.blogspot.com/2008/07/run-dmc-run-dmc-samples.html)
(http://kevinnottingham.com/wp-content/uploads/2007/09/run-dmc.jpg)
+
King of Rock
(http://unemploymentality.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/05/rap_game.jpg)

-BDP;
Criminal Minded
(http://3.bp.blogspot.com/_J9VKO1uUOVs/RqxK_EwEXtI/AAAAAAAAACU/vJBTTPHO8dU/s320/Criminal+Minded.jpg)
+
By Any Means Necessary
(http://hulkhatetimetravel.files.wordpress.com/2008/10/bdp_byallmeans.jpg)

-Ultramagnetic MC's
Critical Beatdown
(http://cdn.pitchfork.com/media/8383-critical-beatdown.jpg)
+
Funk Your Head Up
(http://3.bp.blogspot.com/_Q0n6TmywWf8/Rm7rK_wncrI/AAAAAAAAAGE/4fYVgBDWOIQ/s400/Ultramagnetic+MC's+-+Funk+Your+Head+Up-Front.jpg)

-Big Daddy Kane;
Long Live The Kane
(http://3.bp.blogspot.com/_1_Br2UI2OvM/SdR6oqDOTxI/AAAAAAAAAIs/3MX7xxf1Cq8/s400/BigDaddyKane-LongLiveTheKane.jpg)

-EPMD;
Strictly Business
(http://4.bp.blogspot.com/_S0Tp3mWh5iI/SKrk9oEd4zI/AAAAAAAAAiw/VoBGNyloxWM/s400/EPMD-Strictly%2520Business%2520Cover%2520Front.jpg)
+
Unfinished Business
(http://3.bp.blogspot.com/_9NR5yHjjUPM/RqwIeP3oppI/AAAAAAAAAWA/vYcwLLVNBsc/s400/epmd~~~~~~~_unfinishe_101b.jpg)

-Master Ace;
Take A Look Around
(http://4.bp.blogspot.com/_Nx1WBgjY9RA/Sd5iVt4xb1I/AAAAAAAABBo/Wm7PrIGcEGY/s400/ace.jpeg)

-X Clan
To the East, Blackwards
(http://recordinspector.soundmarketplace.com/images/shop/product/A2317.jpg)

-Queen Latifah
All Hail the Queen
(http://1.bp.blogspot.com/_Yzcr8Tuowro/SC6TFL8sZeI/AAAAAAAAA58/HxDEVFub7ug/s320/all+hail+the+queen.jpg)

-MC Lyte;
Lyte as a Rock
(http://1.bp.blogspot.com/_R-wex9j3--g/Sk3-e8dqveI/AAAAAAAACAo/y8DP2booy-U/s320/MC+Lyte+-+Lyte+As+A+Rock.jpg)
+
Eyes on This
(http://3.bp.blogspot.com/_aVFtIGLMo2Y/SdF-he6WpbI/AAAAAAAABik/RR3UJ7pDbso/s320/MC+Lyte+-+Eyes+On+This+-+Front.jpg)

-Kool G Rap & DJ Polo
Live & Let Die
(http://2.bp.blogspot.com/_rEMCHz_zUjY/SL57bF5ZYJI/AAAAAAAABCU/k_a_Etny0uQ/s320/Kool+G+Rap+&+DJ+Polo+-+Live+And+Let+Die.jpg)

OST
-Wild Style OST
(http://records.mrbongo.com/wp-content/discogs/releases/BEGO12001/mrbcd055.jpg)

-Lakim Shabazz
Pure Righteousness
(http://2.bp.blogspot.com/_22NGUGR4WWg/R4Qh8rblpHI/AAAAAAAAAF8/yTQ5-GxnfGM/s320/LakimShabazz_2.JPG)

-King Sun
Righteous but Ruthless
(http://2.bp.blogspot.com/_Nx1WBgjY9RA/Sa4hywFG0QI/AAAAAAAAADs/4jQgHJvc8uo/s400/199345.jpg)

-Public Enemy
Yo! Bum Rush the Show
(http://www.dustygroove.com/images/products/p/publicenemy_yobumrush_101b.jpg)


wild style ost?

did you look for the 20 oldest albums you could find from new york?


I grew up on those albums  ;) Born in 71,got into Hip Hop (music) in late 83  ;)
Any problems with that?

and yeah check the Wild Style movie and the OST....  ;) (CLASSIC!!!!)

Quiz;
Can you recognize who sampled parts from this clip;?
(clip from the Wild Style movie,they revealed the Nas part but who sampled the beat?)
http://www.youtube.com/v/ugQuetI2uvM&hl=en&fs=1

Know Your Ledge  ;)



We said your favorite of all time not of the 80s Chad LOL


it's my favorites... ;)


yeah i didn't mean to come across as hating, i can just think of 10 other albums i prefer over that album is all


sure you can,but you ain't me  ;)
I (you) can pretty much see when cats got into Hip Hop trough their lists (and stopped caring  :P)
Saw that you mentioned ATCQ.... they got classics,but personally I hate them (and rest of the suburban ass Native Tongues)
For some reason I could not get into 90´s NYC sound.
I tried at the time,but nah..... I called it quits around "Breaking Atoms" (Main Source) and "Stunts,Blunts and Hip Hop" (DiamonD)
(thank god that the other regions picked up or else I would probably have stopped listening to Hip Hop).

I ain't ignorant,so I peep new shit,but can't say there's much that catch my ear  :-[


You don't rank illmatic


It's a classic,but only a 3.5 album in MY book  ;)


or 36 chambers


again a classic,but only a 3.5 in MY book  ;)


or ready to die in your top 20 from new York?
That's just fucking bizarre


Never cared for that pop ass,so no comment or rating.


So your one of those "old people" who are stuck listening to what they grew up to and can't adapt to music changing. It happens.


Nope,I just moved on to other regions and other Hip Hop generes.
Every artist,place and movement has it's time. I move on when they (IMO) fall off.
Let me ask you then,have you adapted to the ever changing styles of Hip Hop music?
It has gone from Hip Hop to Gangster Rap,Alternative rap,Mob Music,Bass,Bounce,Crunk,Hyphy,Snap and so on.
Are you up all that?
For those that know me here,know that I keep up..... so?  ;)



native tongues weren't boogie pussies
tribe ain't from the suburbs, there from a working class area in south Jamaica, queens and they were street brothers as well, you can work out the rest
DE la are from the suburbs of long island new york, but they weren't no slouches neither, they have been known to slap up niggers that were out of line too, trust
you get the drift


Well,I don't know about that (them being hardcore).
But then again who cares?
All I know is that I care about the music they produce.
At the time I kinda dug their shit.
Jungle Brothers first album is the shit.
Jungle Brothers- Straight out the Jungle
http://www.youtube.com/v/K0wVNPWWZIw&hl=en&fs=1
Jungle Brothers-Because I Got It Like That
http://www.youtube.com/v/jEOOhFTWmk0&hl=en&fs=1

De La's first album is the shit too. Prince Paul went all out.
But shit their suburban asses dissed the hell out of Hip Hop and Gangster Rap.  :-[ :-X
Fuck,"De La Soul is Dead" is basicilly a anti gangster rap album.  :-[
De La Soul; Me Myself And I (you get the message  :P)
http://www.youtube.com/v/e7PAkrbQScw&hl=en&fs=1

Other than a few cuts here and there,I can't stand Tribe.  :P :-[



The fact you said new York fell off and only rate illmatic 03.5 is odd as its widely considered the greatest hip hop album ever made.
And you don't even have it in your top 20.That's old man syndrome.


yes it is.  ;)
But the topic is;
your favorite 20 New York City rap albums?
 ;)

If the thread was called greatest NYC Hip Hop albums period. Then my list would probably look a little more like The Source magazines; (+- a few)

The Source's 5 Mic Albums (NYC albums in yellow)


Run-D.M.C. by Run-D.M.C. *
Radio by LL Cool J
Licensed to Ill by The Beastie Boys
Raising Hell by Run-D.M.C.
Criminal Minded by Boogie Down Productions *
Paid in Full by Eric B. & Rakim
Long Live the Kane by Big Daddy Kane *
By All Means Necessary by Boogie Down Productions *
Strictly Business by EPMD *
Straight Out the Jungle by The Jungle Brothers

Straight Outta Compton by N.W.A.

It Takes a Nation of Millions to Hold Us Back by Public Enemy
The Great Adventures of Slick Rick by Slick Rick
Critical Beatdown by Ultramagnetic MCs *

No One Can Do It Better by The D.O.C.
Grip It! On That Other Level by Geto Boys

People's Instinctive Travels and the Paths of Rhythm by A Tribe Called Quest
One For All by Brand Nubian
Let the Rhythm Hit 'Em by Eric B. & Rakim

AmeriKKKa's Most Wanted by Ice Cube

Breaking Atoms by Main Source
The Low End Theory by A Tribe Called Quest
De La Soul Is Dead by De La Soul

Death Certificate by Ice Cube
The Chronic by Dr. Dre
Doggystyle by Snoop Doggy Dogg

Enter the Wu-Tang (36 Chambers) by Wu-Tang Clan
Illmatic by Nas
Ready to Die by The Notorious B.I.G.

The Diary by Scarface

The Infamous by Mobb Deep
Only Built 4 Cuban Linx by Raekwon

Me Against the World by 2Pac

The Score by The Fugees
Reasonable Doubt by Jay-Z

All Eyez on Me by 2Pac

Life After Death by The Notorious B.I.G.

Aquemini by Outkast
The Chronic 2001 by Dr. Dre

Stillmatic by Nas
The Blueprint by Jay-Z

The Fix by Scarface

The Naked Truth by Lil Kim



Out of the 30 NYC albums on their list,give and take a few their list is pretty much on point when it comes to NYC.
I have 6 * (from their list) on mine,how many have you?

Related thread;
So what west coast albums is missing from The Source Magazines classic list? (http://www.dubcnn.com/connect/index.php?topic=189052.msg1931298#msg1931298) Poll,reviews,articles and what not.
Title: Re: your favorite 20 New York City rap albums?
Post by: Jaydc555 on July 20, 2009, 01:56:51 PM
LOL that's the dumbest fucking thing I have ever heard in my life.Go sit the fuck down.Just because something came out first makes it better?Give Me a break.That doesn't make any sense at all.
Title: Re: your favorite 20 New York City rap albums?
Post by: midwestryder on July 20, 2009, 01:58:07 PM
LOL that's the dumbest fucking thing I have ever heard in my life.Go sit the fuck down.Just because something came out first makes it better?Give Me a break.That doesn't make any sense at all.
it would not make sense to someone who has no real true old school respect at all. 
Title: Re: your favorite 20 New York City rap albums?
Post by: Jaydc555 on July 20, 2009, 02:02:27 PM
I respect it but that doesn't mean its better.Rap evolved from the old school to more complex rhymes,more musical production etc.Compare the production of today to the 80s its not even close.Musically the 80s was simple.And rhymes?Compare some of the people now to then.Its not even close.Rakim was a one of a kind then.Nowadays theirs tons and tons of rappers that can spit sick shit.The 8 0s get its respect its the beginning.But that doesn't make it better.Your obviously stuck in the past.
Title: Re: your favorite 20 New York City rap albums?
Post by: NillerTheKid on July 20, 2009, 02:47:31 PM
I respect it but that doesn't mean its better.Rap evolved from the old school to more complex rhymes,more musical production etc.Compare the production of today to the 80s its not even close.Musically the 80s was simple.And rhymes?Compare some of the people now to then.Its not even close.Rakim was a one of a kind then.Nowadays theirs tons and tons of rappers that can spit sick shit.The 8 0s get its respect its the beginning.But that doesn't make it better.Your obviously stuck in the past.
Kool G and BDK got better rhymes than anybody nowadays
Title: Re: your favorite 20 New York City rap albums?
Post by: Jaydc555 on July 20, 2009, 02:55:54 PM
Bar for bar I'd take crook,Royce,pharoahe monche,em,nas,biggie etc
Title: Re: your favorite 20 New York City rap albums?
Post by: midwestryder on July 21, 2009, 01:57:35 PM
I respect it but that doesn't mean its better.Rap evolved from the old school to more complex rhymes,more musical production etc.Compare the production of today to the 80s its not even close.Musically the 80s was simple.And rhymes?Compare some of the people now to then.Its not even close.Rakim was a one of a kind then.Nowadays theirs tons and tons of rappers that can spit sick shit.The 8 0s get its respect its the beginning.But that doesn't make it better.Your obviously stuck in the past.
you obiviosly stuck up new schools ass to show any true respect for old school . i listen to new school but i don't think any it is better then anything from the 80's & 90's at all . nothing about new school is better at all .instead it is the reason music is so crappy at all & you also the reason hip hop so crappy because you are blind new school follower . the old school created all this & you  & all your new school buddy owe the old school for that . the beginning is always the best because it is original . everybody after originals are clones & bandwagooners. nothing better then old school like 2pac said . remember rappers knew better then you & so did 2pac.
Title: Re: your favorite 20 New York City rap albums?
Post by: Jaydc555 on July 21, 2009, 02:05:34 PM
You listen to j kwon and nelly your opinion doesn't matter
Title: Re: your favorite 20 New York City rap albums?
Post by: DJ SUGAFREE QUIK on July 25, 2009, 06:48:09 PM
Some of the older albums from the 80's i've never got to hear.  Just certain songs from those artists.  Don't have 20.  Almost.
not in order
onyx-bacdafucup
l.o.n.s.-t.i.m.e.
busta rhymes 1st 3 solo albums-the coming, when disaster strikes, e.l.e.
camp lo-uptown saturday night
big-ready to die
jay z-black album
run dmc-raising hell
beastie boys-5 boroughs
kid n play-face the nation
rakim-18th letter double disc, 2nd disc it had his best late 80's songs
kool moe dee-jive collection vol.2
i'm not sure if public enemy is from ny but if they are, nation of millions
i'd put slick rick great adventures but he's from england not ny
Title: Re: your favorite 20 New York City rap albums?
Post by: midwestryder on July 26, 2009, 03:17:51 PM
You listen to j kwon and nelly your opinion doesn't matter
just cause i support artist from my city does not make my opinion not matter because i still know more then you & i have been listening & living hip hop since 1982 .so that means i have seen more then you & know more then you . so your opinion does not matter over mines because i have knowledge  & experience over you.i from the old school & you are not . also i don't think j-kwon & nelly are better then anything from the 80's or 90's .slyk smoov is better then j-kwon & nelly but you would not know who that is at all. i support every st louis artist ever .  i am true to my city & roots unlike you. as i said before & as 2pac has said there is nothing better then old school. so stop being hater & get over it
Title: Re: your favorite 20 New York City rap albums?
Post by: Jaydc555 on July 26, 2009, 03:32:19 PM
You listen to j kwon and nelly your opinion doesn't matter
Title: Re: your favorite 20 New York City rap albums?
Post by: ikke on July 26, 2009, 03:48:58 PM
You listen to j kwon and nelly your opinion doesn't matter
+1
Title: Re: your favorite 20 New York City rap albums?
Post by: midwestryder on July 27, 2009, 01:21:09 PM
You listen to j kwon and nelly your opinion doesn't matter
yes,  i support my local artist & what wrong with being true t  your city.  i guess you can't read so  i will retype. just cause i support artist from my city does not make my opinion not matter because i still know rore then you & i have been listening & living hip hop since 1982 .so that means i have seen more then you & know more then you . so your opinion does not matter over mines because i have knowledge  & experience over you.i from the old school & you are not . also i don't think j-kwon & nelly are better then anything from the 80's or 90's .slyk smoov is better then j-kwon & nelly but you would not know who that is at all. i support every st louis artist ever .  i am true to my city & roots unlike you. as i said before & as 2pac has said there is nothing better then old school. so stop being hater & get over it. this make anything you said mean nothing comapred to me because you are stuck on being a hater on me because i support local artist from city st louis . i buy all st louis albums & that includes st louis legends like slyk smove who worked with same crew as amg & dj quick. i bet you also hate unladlylike .
Title: Re: your favorite 20 New York City rap albums?
Post by: Jaydc555 on July 27, 2009, 01:40:02 PM
You own j kwon and nelly albums your opinion doesn't matter
Title: Re: your favorite 20 New York City rap albums?
Post by: YSH on July 27, 2009, 10:19:43 PM
LOL did you just write rakim the master?that album was ass

rakim the master was great album
u cant call dat shit ass ???? c mon
Title: Re: your favorite 20 New York City rap albums?
Post by: Dre-Day on August 01, 2009, 03:28:22 AM
The fact you said new York fell off and only rate illmatic 03.5 is odd as its widely considered the greatest hip hop album ever made.And you don't even have it in your top 20.That's old man sydrome.
nah you're just ignorant & dumb.

Chad is known for not acting like a sheep & being honest.
not to mention that he listens to new & old music: he often recommends stuff to others so you must be taking too many mushrooms.

Title: Re: your favorite 20 New York City rap albums?
Post by: westside159 on August 01, 2009, 04:01:38 AM
Top 10
1. Mobb Deep - Infamous
2. Nas - Illmatic
3. AZ - Doe Or Die
4. LL Cool J - Bigger And Deffer
5. Jay- Z - Reasonable Doubt
6. Boogie Down Productions - Criminal Minded
7. Boogie Down Productions - By Any Means Necessary
8. Gangstarr - Moment Of Truth
9. Ghostface Killah - Surpreme Clientele
10.Redman - Muddy Waters
 8) 8)
Title: Re: your favorite 20 New York City rap albums?
Post by: westside159 on August 01, 2009, 04:10:28 AM
Fuck, I'm just listing...

Nas - Illmatic
Da King & I - Contemporary Jeep Music
Das EFX - Dead Serious
Das EFX - Straight Up Sewaside
Das EFX - Hold It Down
Zhigge - Zhigge
Lost Boyz - Legal Drug Money
Wu-Tang - Enter The Wu-Tang (36 Chambers)
Smoothe Da Hustler - Once Upon A Time In America
Rough House Survivors - Straight From The Soul
KRS One - KRS One
Fu-Schnickens - F.U. Don't Take It Personal
Busta Rhymes - The Coming
KRS One - Return of the Boom Bap
Rumpletilskinz - What Is A Rumpletilskin
Leaders of the New School - A Future Without a Past
Shyheim - The Lost Generation
Keith Murray - The Most Beautifullest Thing In This World
DMX - It's Dark and Hell Is Hot
DMX - Flesh of My Flesh, Blood of My Blood

There's just 20 of some favorites...from NY..there's so much material

You liked Flesh of my Flesh ,Blood of my Blood ?   i thought that album was DMX'S worst . 
Title: Re: your favorite 20 New York City rap albums?
Post by: QuietTruth on August 01, 2009, 09:17:20 AM
Wow. Really? Why?

Besides that the album has one of my favorite joints of all time, that shit is on point.
Title: Re: your favorite 20 New York City rap albums?
Post by: westside159 on August 01, 2009, 08:53:52 PM
that album had about 3 good songs and the rest were fillers .   probally DMX's worst albums
Title: Re: your favorite 20 New York City rap albums?
Post by: ikke on August 02, 2009, 09:11:17 AM
Where the fuck is public enemy?
Title: Re: your favorite 20 New York City rap albums?
Post by: westside159 on August 03, 2009, 04:19:43 AM
public enemy was cool back then .
Title: Re: your favorite 20 New York City rap albums?
Post by: Invincible on August 03, 2009, 04:15:53 PM
Gang Starr - Moment Of Truth
Jeru The Damaja - The Sun Rises in the East & Wrath Of The Math
Wu-Tang Clan - 36 Chambers
Raekwon - Only Built 4 Cuban Linx
GZA - Liquid Swords
Mobb Deep - The Infamous & Hell On Earth
Nas - Illmatic
Redman - Muddy Waters
The Notorious B.I.G. - Ready To Die
Pharoahe Monch - Internal Affairs
Rakim - The 18th Letter
Reflection Eternal - Train Of Thought (has a NY mc in it)
Jay-Z - The Black Album

Can't be arsed to name anymore.
Title: Re: your favorite 20 New York City rap albums?
Post by: Cali Climate on August 04, 2009, 03:03:15 AM
Only Built 4 Cuban Linx
Reasonable Doubt
Doe Or Die
SlaughtaHouse
Ready to Die
Life Story
Enter the Wu-Tang
The Saga Continues...
Moment of Truth
Illmatic
Money, Power & Respect
The Infamous
Liquid Swords
Conspiracy
The Sun Rises in the East
It's Dark And Hell Is Hot
Diplomatic Immunity
Ironman
Vol. 3… Life and Times of S. Carter
Kiss tha Game Goodbye
Title: Re: your favorite 20 New York City rap albums?
Post by: Jaydc555 on August 04, 2009, 08:20:36 PM
The fact you said new York fell off and only rate illmatic 03.5 is odd as its widely considered the greatest hip hop album ever made.And you don't even have it in your top 20.That's old man sydrome.
nah you're just ignorant & dumb.

Chad is known for not acting like a sheep & being honest.
not to mention that he listens to new & old music: he often recommends stuff to others so you must be taking too many mushrooms.


(http://www.nudecelebritydeathsuv.com/DR.DRE.jpg)

That should keep your hands busy for a while....
Title: Re: your favorite 20 New York City rap albums?
Post by: Dre-Day on August 05, 2009, 10:39:08 AM
i already got every Dr.Dre sextape, so that picture doesn't really have any added value, but thanks for caring