The Hip-Hop Thread


Supreme Clientele - Ghostface
Aziatic - AZ
Doe or Die - AZ
Only built for Cuban Linx - Raekwon
Black on both sides - Mos Def
Illmatic - Nas
Stillmatic - Nas
It was written - Nas
Capital Punishment - Big Pun
The Blast - Reflection Eternal
Detroit Deli - Slum Village
The Preface - Elzhi
Elmatic - Elzhi


Mobb Deep - The Infamous/Hell on Earth
GZA - Liquid Swords
ATCQ - Low End Theory/Midnight Marauders
Wu Tang Clan - 36 Chambers
Black Moon - Enta Da Stage
O.C.G. - Da Storm
Pete Rock and CL Smooth - Mecca and the Soul Brother
Boogiemonsters - Riders of the Storm
Main Source - Breaking Atoms


A list of very good (imo) projects that came to mind, not in any order.

Kanye West - My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy
Blu - Good to be home
Outkast - Aquemini
Kendrick Lamar - GKMC, S80, DAMN & TPAB
Capital Steez - AmeriKKKan Korruption
Earl Sweatshirt - Doris
Earl Sweatshirt - I don’t like shit, I don’t go outside
Lauryn Hill - The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill
Heltah Skeltah - Nocturnal
Killer Mike - R.A.P Music
Isaiah Rashad - Cilvia Demo
Joey Bada$$ - 1999
Jay Rock - 90059
Sean Price - Mic Tyson :boxing_glove:
The Underachievers - Indigoism
Elzhi - Lead Poison
Freddie Gibbs - Pinata


I need to redownload this, absolutely rinsed this album a couple years ago

Thanks for the suggestions everyone, definitely thrown a great things at me that I wasn’t getting from “best hip hop albums of all time” articles on first page of Google.

Been into hip hop for years and years but recently I’ve become more of an album listener when I always used to be a singles guy. I’m also trying to broaden my tastes a bit so the last few posts are gold.


What comes in mind now , in no particualr order :

2Pac - All Eyez on Me
Mobb Deep - The infamous
Mos Def- Black on both sides
Nas - Illmatic
Jay Z - The blueprint / Reasonable Doubt
Isaiah Rashad - Cilvia Demo
Dr Dre - The Chronic
Cormega - Mega Philosophy / The realness
Big Pun - Capital Punishment
Eric B & Rakim - Paid in Full
De La Soul - and the Anonymous Nobody

  1. Nas - Illmatic
  2. Outlast - Aquemini
  3. Eric B, Rakim - Paid in Full
  4. Kanye West - MBDTF
  5. Jay Z - The Blueprint
  6. Madvillainy - Madvillain
  7. 50 Cent - Get Rich or Die Tryin
  8. Common - Be
  9. OutKast - ATLiens
  10. Lupe Fiasco - The Cool

The top 3 are my top 3 in order, the rest are a random group of classic albums in my iTunes that should give you a diverse hip hop experience.


In no particular order :

Gang starr - Moment Of Truth
Wu Tang Clan - 36 Chambers
Big Pun - Capital Punishment
B.I.G. - Ready to Die
2Pac - All Eyez On Me
Outkast - Aquemini / ATliens
Nas - Illmatic
Common – Be
Mobb Deep - The Infamous
Capital STEEZ - AmeriKKKan Korruption
Joey Badass - 1999
Dr Dre - 2001
Eminem - The Eminem Show
50 Cent - Get Rich Or Die Tryin
Kanye - MBDTF / Late Registration
Lupe Fiasco - The Cool / Food and Liquor
Elzhi - The Preface / Elmatic
Jedi Mind Tricks - Violent By Design
Cunninlynguists - A Piece Of Strange
Immortal Technique - Revolutionary - Vol. 1 / Vol. 2
Kendrick Lamar - GKMC / DAMN / Section 80 / TPAB
Jay Electronica - Victory (Mixtape)
Anything with Pusha T


How the hell did I forget Gang Starr…

Moment of truth and The Owners are top 20 albums ever in my opinion with the prior being a top 10 depending on my mood.


Just some additions:

Redman & Method Man - Blackout
GZA - Beneath The Surface
Non Phixion - The Future Is Now
Phi Life Cypher - Millenium Metaphors
M.O.P. - Warriorz
Raekwon - Only Built 4 Cuban Linx
Talib Kweli - Quality
The Pharcyde - Labcabincalifornia
Little Brother - The Listening
People Under The Stairs - O.S.T
Group Home - Livin Proof
Xzibit - At The Speed Of Life


90’s/early 00’s hip hop was king, so much diversity threaded in that era.


:point_down::point_down: I recommend anyone interested in Hip hop to listen to Saturation 2.


Great album suggestions in here. I’ll keep mine short.

MF Doom-Madvilliany
Little Brother- The Minstrel Show
The Foreign Exchange-Connected
Slum Village-Fantastic Vol 1 and 2 (Can’t have Detroit hiphop without these guys)
J DIlla- Donuts, The Shining, Champion Sound
Black Milk-Album of the year, Tronic, No Poison No Paradise
Pharcyde- Bizarre ride II the Pharcyde
Common-Like Water for Chocolate
Anything with Pete Rock
Outkast- Atliens
The Roots- All things fall apart
The Roots- Illadelph Halflife
The Roots- Game Theory
The Roots- Do you want more
anything by Madlibe
Anything by 9th Wonder
Jean Grae- Jeanus
Rhapsody- The Idea of Beautiful
A Tribe Called Quest - Low End Theory and Midnight Marauders
Poor Righteous Teachers - Holy Intellect
AZ- Do or die
AZ -Aziatic
Homebody Sandman- First of a living breed
J-live- Around the Sun


Tried to do a top 10 but couldn’t manage it lol, here’s some I’ve been banging out lately in no particular order.

Wu-Tang Clan – Enter The Wu-Tang
Paid in Full — Eric B. & Rakim
Nas – Illmatic
Public Enemy - It Takes a Nation of Millions to Hold Us Back
Raekwon - Only Built 4 Cuban Linx
NWA - Straight Outta Compton
B.I.G - Ready to Die
Uptown Saturday Night - Camp Lo
Ghostface - Supreme Clientele
Dr. Dre - The Chronic
2 Pac - All Eyez On Me
A Tribe Called Quest - Midnight Marauders
Outkast - Speakerboxxx/The Love Below
De La Soul’s - 3 Feet High And Rising
Capital Punishment - Big Pun
Madvillain - Madvillainy
Ice Cube - Death Certificate
Common - Be


Good to see Aziatic getting some love. That’s one of my favourite albums ever. AZ flowed so smooth on every track. Back to back.


No one mentioned Scarface :astonished:


Big L - Lifestylez Ov Da Poor & Dangerous
Screwball - Y2K The Album


Listened to “Operation: Doomsday” for the first time on my way to work this morning.

I’m now on my commute home and have stuck it on from the start again.

What. An. Album.






Seeing as we don’t have a “shit grime” thread… lol