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Dogg Ly Dogg

Essentials albums of 1997 - A retrospective
« on: January 05, 2017, 10:44:37 AM »
As we are entering 2017, our favorites albums from 1997 are turning 20 so I wanted to do a retrospective of that year and I want to listen to the essential albums of that year.
So far I came up with that list below, I know most of em but I got to admit there are some I never heard of... so please feel free to comment, suggest albums etc.

2-Def – Str-8 Doin Tha Fool
2Pac – R U Still Down ? (Remember Me)
3X Krazy – Stackin’ Chips
5th Ward Boyz – Usual Suspects
8Ball & MJG – Lyrics Of A Pimp
Aesop Rock – Music For Earthworms
Al Kapone – What Cha Got
Ant Banks – Big Thangs
Artifacts – That’s Them
Atmosphere – Overcast
B.G. – Chopper City
B.G. – It’s All On U Vol.1
B.G. – It’s All On U Vol.2
Big Mike – Still Serious
Body Count – Violent Demise : The Last Days
Bone Thugs-N-Harmony – The Art Of War
Boot Camp Clik – For The People
Boo-Yaa T.R.I.B.E. - Angry Samoans
Brotha Lynch Hung – Loaded
Brownside – Eastside Drama
Busta Rhymes – When Disaster Strikes
Camp Lo – Uptown Saturday Night
C-Bo – One Life To Live
CNN – The War Report
Common – One Day It’All Make Sense
Company Flow – Funcrusher Plus
Cool Nutz – Harsh Game For The People
Coolio – My Soul
Crime Boss – Conflicts & Confusion
CRU - Da Dirty 30
Da Unda Dogg – Fresh Out Da Gates : The Autobiography
Del the Funkee Homosapien – Future Developement
Diamond D – Hatred, Passions & Infidelity
DJ Muggs Presents Soul Assassins Chapter 1
DJ Pooh – Bad Newz Travel Fast
DJ Premier – NY Reality Check 101
DJ Squeezy – On A Mission
Dubee – For Tha Skrilla
E-40 & B-Legit Presents Southwest Riders
Eminem – The Slim Shady EP
EPMD – Back In Business
Esham - Bruce Wayne: Gothom City 1987
Felony – Hustlers Ball
Funky DL – Classic Was The Day
Gravediggaz – The Pick, The Sickle and The Shovel
Hot Boys – Get It How U Live !
Jay-Z – In My Lifetime Vol. 1
Jedi Mind Tricks – The Psycho-Social…
Jewelz – O.C.
Jungle Brothers – Raw Deluxe
Jurassic 5 EP
Juvenile – Solja Rags
Killarmy – Silent Weapons For Quiet Wars
Kool Keith – Sex Style
KRS-One – I Got Next
Lady Of Rage – Necessary Roughness
Lil Jon & The Eastside Boyz – Get Crunk : Who U Wit Da Album
Lil Keke – Dont Mess With Texas
LL Cool J – Phenomenom
Lunasicc – Mr. Lunasicc
Luniz – Lunitik Muzik
Ma$e – Harlem World
Mack 10 – Based On A True Story
Master P – Ghetto D
MC Breed – Flatline
MC Eiht – Last Man Standing
MC Lyte – Badder Than B-Fore
Mia X – Unlady Like
Missy Elliott -  Supa Dupa Fly
MJG – No More Glory
Mood – Doom
Mr. Serv-On – Life Insurance
Mystikal – Unpredictable
Notorious B.I.G. – Life After Death
Organized Konfusion – The Equinox
Point Blank – N-Tha-Do
PSK 13 – Born Bad
Puff Daddy – No Way Out
Rakim – The 18th Letter
Rampage – Scout’s Honer…
Raw Breed – Blood, Sweat & Tears
RBL Posse – An Eye For An Eye
Rob Swift – Soulful Fruit
Royal Flush – Ghetto Millionaire
Scarface – Untouchable
Seagram – Souls On Ice
Slum Village – Fan-Tas-Tic Vol. 1
South Central Cartel – All Day Everyday
Spice 1 – Black Bossalini
Steady Mobbin’ – Pre-Medited Drame
Suga Free – Street Gospel
Teflon – My Will
Tha Alkhaliks – Likwidation
The Beatnuts – Stone Crazy
The Delinquents – Big Moves
The Firm
The Mossie – Have Heart, Have Money
The Psycho Realm – Th Psycho Realm
Three 6 Mafia – Chapter 2 : World Domination
Timbaland & Magoo – Welcome To Our World
Trick Daddy – Based On a True Story
TRU – Tru 2 Da Game
Twista – Adrenaline Rush
Twitid – Mostasteless
VA – How To Be A Player OST
VA – Im Bout It OST
VA – Rhyme & Reason Vol. 1
VA – Soul In The Hole
VA – Soundbombing
VA – Space JAM OST
VA – Suave House Records : The Album Of The Year
VA - West Coast Bad Boyz Vol.2
Warren G – Take A Look Over Your Shoulders
Wu-Tang Clan – Wu-Tang Forever
X-Ecutionners – X-Pressions
 

Mr. Theo

Re: Essentials albums of 1997 - A retrospective
« Reply #1 on: January 05, 2017, 12:05:14 PM »


These are the ones I listened...  [c] classic  [a] average [ b ] bad

2Pac – R U Still Down ? (Remember Me) [a]
3X Krazy – Stackin’ Chips [c]
Ant Banks – Big Thangs [a]
Artifacts – That’s Them   [a]
Bone Thugs-N-Harmony – The Art Of War [c]
Busta Rhymes – When Disaster Strikes [ b ]
Camp Lo – Uptown Saturday Night [super classic]
CNN – The War Report [a]
Common – One Day It’All Make Sense [ b ]
Coolio – My Soul [a]
Del the Funkee Homosapien – Future Developement [a]
Diamond D – Hatred, Passions & Infidelity [c]
DJ Pooh – Bad Newz Travel Fast [c]
EPMD – Back In Business [ b ]
Jay-Z – In My Lifetime Vol. 1 [c]
Jewelz – O.C. [a]
KRS-One – I Got Next [ b ]
LL Cool J – Phenomenom [ b ]
Luniz – Lunitik Muzik [c]
Ma$e – Harlem World [ b ]
Mack 10 – Based On A True Story [a]
MC Eiht – Last Man Standing [a]
Mystikal – Unpredictable [a]
Notorious B.I.G. – Life After Death [c]
Puff Daddy – No Way Out [ b ]
Rakim – The 18th Letter [a]
RBL Posse – An Eye For An Eye [a]
Royal Flush – Ghetto Millionaire [c]
Scarface – Untouchable [a]
South Central Cartel – All Day Everyday [a]
Spice 1 – Black Bossalini [a]
Suga Free – Street Gospel [super classic]
Tha Alkhaliks – Likwidation [a]
The Firm [ b ]
Twista – Adrenaline Rush [a]
Warren G – Take A Look Over Your Shoulders [c]
Wu-Tang Clan – Wu-Tang Forever [a]
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Dogg Ly Dogg

Re: Essentials albums of 1997 - A retrospective
« Reply #2 on: January 06, 2017, 03:33:44 AM »


These are the ones I listened...  [c] classic  [a] average [ b ] bad [g] good

2Pac – R U Still Down ? (Remember Me) [a] ok
3X Krazy – Stackin’ Chips [c] ok
Ant Banks – Big Thangs [a] [g]
Artifacts – That’s Them   [a] [g]
Bone Thugs-N-Harmony – The Art Of War [c] [g]
Busta Rhymes – When Disaster Strikes [ b ] [g]
Camp Lo – Uptown Saturday Night [super classic] ok
CNN – The War Report [a] [g]
Common – One Day It’All Make Sense [ b ] [c]
Coolio – My Soul [a] ok
Del the Funkee Homosapien – Future Developement [a] [g]
Diamond D – Hatred, Passions & Infidelity [c] [g]
DJ Pooh – Bad Newz Travel Fast [c] [g]
EPMD – Back In Business [ b ] [g]
Jay-Z – In My Lifetime Vol. 1 [c] ok
Jewelz – O.C. [a] [c]
KRS-One – I Got Next [ b ] ok
LL Cool J – Phenomenom [ b ] ok
Luniz – Lunitik Muzik [c] [g]
Ma$e – Harlem World [ b ] [g]
Mack 10 – Based On A True Story [a] [c]
MC Eiht – Last Man Standing [a] [g]
Mystikal – Unpredictable [a] [c]
Notorious B.I.G. – Life After Death [c] ok
Puff Daddy – No Way Out [ b ] [g]
Rakim – The 18th Letter [a] [g]
RBL Posse – An Eye For An Eye [a] [g]
Royal Flush – Ghetto Millionaire [c] never heard
Scarface – Untouchable [a] [g]
South Central Cartel – All Day Everyday [a] [c]
Spice 1 – Black Bossalini [a] [g]
Suga Free – Street Gospel [super classic] ok
Tha Alkhaliks – Likwidation [a] [g]
The Firm [ b ] [g]
Twista – Adrenaline Rush [a] [g]
Warren G – Take A Look Over Your Shoulders [c] ok
Wu-Tang Clan – Wu-Tang Forever [a] [c]

Thank you for your reply even though I dont agree with 75% of your opinion  ;D
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bouli77

Re: Essentials albums of 1997 - A retrospective
« Reply #3 on: January 06, 2017, 05:36:52 AM »

11-5 - Bootlegs & G-Sides [g]
40 Thevz - Honor Among Thevz
918 - Zaggin' Gon Be Zaggin' [vg]
Big 50 - 4 A Gee [vg]
Bound By Brothers ‎– OKC Funk [vg]
Capital B - Time 2 Do Ya [vg]
the D.E.E.P. - Parlayin' [vg]
Domino - The World of Dominology [vg]
Dush Tray - The Coldest [g]
fatha dom - Oaktown's Finest [vg]
Frost - When HELL.A. Freezes Over [a]
havoc & prode'je - truez neva stop [vg]
JT The Bigga Figga - Game Tight [g]
Latino Velvet Project [g]
mac shawn - music fo tha mobb [g]
Mr Free Jack - Enter My Funky World [g]
Mr Sandman - Out of Time [vg]
N2Deep - Golden State [vg]
Nate Dogg - G-Funk Classics Vol.1 [c]
One Gud Cide - Contradictions [vg]
Tha Reella ‎– Through The Eyes Of The Reella [vg]
Touie - Saved Gangsta [vg]
VA - Anythang 4 Money (produced by Cold World Hustlers) [vg]
VA - Westpresentin' - The West In Peace Compilation [vg]


will update later
 

Mr. Theo

Re: Essentials albums of 1997 - A retrospective
« Reply #4 on: January 06, 2017, 06:45:16 AM »


40 Thevz - Honor Among Thevz [c]
Frost - When HELL.A. Freezes Over [super classic]
JT The Bigga Figga - Game Tight [a]
Nate Dogg - G-Funk Classics Vol.1 [super classic]



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Dogg Ly Dogg

Re: Essentials albums of 1997 - A retrospective
« Reply #5 on: January 06, 2017, 06:46:27 AM »

11-5 - Bootlegs & G-Sides [g]
40 Thevz - Honor Among Thevz
918 - Zaggin' Gon Be Zaggin' [vg]
Big 50 - 4 A Gee [vg]
Bound By Brothers ‎– OKC Funk [vg]
Capital B - Time 2 Do Ya [vg]
the D.E.E.P. - Parlayin' [vg]
Domino - The World of Dominology [vg]
Dush Tray - The Coldest [g]
fatha dom - Oaktown's Finest [vg]
Frost - When HELL.A. Freezes Over [a]
havoc & prode'je - truez neva stop [vg]
JT The Bigga Figga - Game Tight [g]
Latino Velvet Project [g]
mac shawn - music fo tha mobb [g]
Mr Free Jack - Enter My Funky World [g]
Mr Sandman - Out of Time [vg]
N2Deep - Golden State [vg]
Nate Dogg - G-Funk Classics Vol.1 [c]
One Gud Cide - Contradictions [vg]
Tha Reella ‎– Through The Eyes Of The Reella [vg]
Touie - Saved Gangsta [vg]
VA - Anythang 4 Money (produced by Cold World Hustlers) [vg]
VA - Westpresentin' - The West In Peace Compilation [vg]


will update later


Thanks Bouli but even though I love most of the albums you cited, can we consider them essential if we're not a true westcoast fan?
 

Blood$

Re: Essentials albums of 1997 - A retrospective
« Reply #6 on: January 10, 2017, 11:53:36 AM »
2Pac – R U Still Down ? (Remember Me)
3X Krazy – Stackin’ Chips
5th Ward Boyz – Usual Suspects
8Ball & MJG – Lyrics Of A Pimp
B.G. – Chopper City
B.G. – It’s All On U Vol.1
B.G. – It’s All On U Vol.2
Big Mike – Still Serious
Bone Thugs-N-Harmony – The Art Of War
Brotha Lynch Hung – Loaded
C-Bo – One Life To Live
CNN – The War Report

Common – One Day It’All Make Sense
DJ Pooh – Bad Newz Travel Fast
Dubee – For Tha Skrilla

E-40 & B-Legit Presents Southwest Riders
Eminem – The Slim Shady EP
EPMD – Back In Business
Hot Boys – Get It How U Live !
Jay-Z – In My Lifetime Vol. 1
Juvenile – Solja Rags
KRS-One – I Got Next
Lil Keke – Dont Mess With Texas
Luniz – Lunitik Muzik
Ma$e – Harlem World

Mack 10 – Based On A True Story
Master P – Ghetto D
MC Eiht – Last Man Standing
Mystikal – Unpredictable
Notorious B.I.G. – Life After Death

Point Blank – N-Tha-Do
PSK 13 – Born Bad
Puff Daddy – No Way Out
Rakim – The 18th Letter
RBL Posse – An Eye For An Eye
Scarface – Untouchable
Seagram – Souls On Ice

South Central Cartel – All Day Everyday
Spice 1 – Black Bossalini
Steady Mobbin’ – Pre-Medited Drame
Suga Free – Street Gospel
Tha Alkhaliks – Likwidation
The Firm
Three 6 Mafia – Chapter 2 : World Domination
Trick Daddy – Based On a True Story
TRU – Tru 2 Da Game
Twista – Adrenaline Rush
VA – Im Bout It OST

VA - West Coast Bad Boyz Vol.2
Warren G – Take A Look Over Your Shoulders
Wu-Tang Clan – Wu-Tang Forever

I fucks with all of these and the bolded ones I actually own, everything else that I left out I either never heard or simply just don't fuck with like that  8)
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