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your favorite 20 New York City rap albums?
« 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)





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Re: your favorite 20 New York City rap albums?
« Reply #1 on: July 19, 2009, 01:03:31 AM »
The Big Picture isn't an album. It's a posthumous collection of Big L songs.
 

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« Reply #2 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
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« Reply #3 on: July 19, 2009, 02:13:09 AM »
double post
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Re: your favorite 20 New York City rap albums?
« Reply #4 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
 

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Re: your favorite 20 New York City rap albums?
« Reply #5 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
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Re: your favorite 20 New York City rap albums?
« Reply #6 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??  ???
Quote from: Now_I_Know on September 10, 2001, 04:19:36 PM
This guy aint no crip, and I'm 100% sure on that because he doesn't type like a crip, I know crips, and that fool is not a crip.


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Re: your favorite 20 New York City rap albums?
« Reply #7 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)





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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
 

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Re: your favorite 20 New York City rap albums?
« Reply #8 on: July 19, 2009, 09:14:54 AM »
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« Reply #9 on: July 19, 2009, 09:27:53 AM »
whaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa no 50cent ??? ??? ??? ??? ??? ??? ??? ::)

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Re: your favorite 20 New York City rap albums?
« Reply #10 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
 

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« Reply #11 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
 

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Re: your favorite 20 New York City rap albums?
« Reply #12 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"
 

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« Reply #13 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
See these fans can't resist the rush,
they Wu-Tang for life
Scarred for life,
they can't forget the cuts
 

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« Reply #14 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
 

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« Reply #15 on: July 19, 2009, 12:43:26 PM »

legal drug money
 


forgot all about legal drug money
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« Reply #16 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  ::)
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This guy aint no crip, and I'm 100% sure on that because he doesn't type like a crip, I know crips, and that fool is not a crip.


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« Reply #17 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.
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« Reply #18 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



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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
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Quote from: Now_I_Know on September 10, 2001, 04:19:36 PM
This guy aint no crip, and I'm 100% sure on that because he doesn't type like a crip, I know crips, and that fool is not a crip.


"I went from being homeless strung out on Dust to an 8 bedroom estate signed 2 1 of my fav rappers... Pump it up jokes can't hurt me."-- Mr. Joey Buddens
 

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« Reply #19 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



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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.
 

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Re: your favorite 20 New York City rap albums?
« Reply #20 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
Quote from: Now_I_Know on September 10, 2001, 04:19:36 PM
This guy aint no crip, and I'm 100% sure on that because he doesn't type like a crip, I know crips, and that fool is not a crip.


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« Reply #21 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  ::)
 

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Re: your favorite 20 New York City rap albums?
« Reply #22 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
 

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« Reply #23 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
 

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« Reply #24 on: July 20, 2009, 01:21:23 AM »
there's a distinct lack of ATCQ in this thread except for tom's list
army of the pharaohs never make love songs
we finger fuck bitches with freddy krueger gloves on
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