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Old 10-25-2013, 01:58 AM   #1
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Default "Classic" rap albums?

What qualifies, in your opinion?
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Old 10-25-2013, 04:52 AM   #2
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I'll try to do this chronologically

NWA - Straight Outta Compton (1987)
Eric B & Rakim - Paid in Full (1987)
Ice Cube - Amerikkka's Most Wanted (1990)
Ice Cube - Death Certificate (1991)
Dr. Dre - The Chronic (1992)
Snoop Dogg - Doggystyle (1993)
Nas - Illmatic (1994)
The Notorious B.I.G. - Ready to Die (1994)
2Pac - Me Against the World (1995)
Jay-Z - Reasonable Doubt (1996)
2Pac - All Eyez on Me (1996)
The Notorious B.I.G. - Life After Death (1997)
Outkast - Aquemini (1998)
DMX - It's Dark and Hell Is Hot (1998)
Dr. Dre - 2001 (1999)
Eminem - The Slim Shady LP (1999)
Eminem - The Marshall Mathers LP (2000)
Jay-Z - The Blueprint (2001)
Outkast - Speakerboxxx/The Love Below (2003)
50 Cent - Get Rich or Die Tryin' (2003)
Kanye West - College Dropout (2004)
Kanye West - Late Registration (2005)

My opinion, feel free to disagree
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Old 10-25-2013, 05:00 AM   #3
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I'll try to do this chronologically

NWA - Straight Outta Compton (1987)
Eric B & Rakim - Paid in Full (1987)
Ice Cube - Amerikkka's Most Wanted (1990)
Ice Cube - Death Certificate (1991)
Dr. Dre - The Chronic (1992)
Snoop Dogg - Doggystyle (1993)
Nas - Illmatic (1994)ei
The Notorious B.I.G. - Ready to Die (1994)
2Pac - Me Against the World (1995)
Jay-Z - Reasonable Doubt (1996)
2Pac - All Eyez on Me (1996)
The Notorious B.I.G. - Life After Death (1997)
Outkast - Aquemini (1998)
DMX - It's Dark and Hell Is Hot (1998)
Dr. Dre - 2001 (1999)
Eminem - The Slim Shady LP (1999)
Eminem - The Marshall Mathers LP (2000)
Jay-Z - The Blueprint (2001)
Outkast - Speakerboxxx/The Love Below (2003)
50 Cent - Get Rich or Die Tryin' (2003)
Kanye West - College Dropout (2004)
Kanye West - Late Registration (2005)

My opinion, feel free to disagree


That's the same as Kurt loder's list bruh.
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Old 10-25-2013, 05:08 AM   #4
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Violent by Design - Jedi Mind Tricks

is God status for my taste
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Old 10-25-2013, 05:42 AM   #5
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It was written doesn't get enough love in these discussions. Arguably Nas' best album IMO
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Old 10-25-2013, 05:48 AM   #6
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It was written doesn't get enough love in these discussions. Arguably Nas' best album IMO
It is Nas's best album.
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Old 10-25-2013, 06:11 AM   #7
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to me Rip the Jacker by Canibus is a classic album
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Old 10-25-2013, 06:12 AM   #8
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Some classics to me:

- Black Star
- Food & Liquor
- Illmatic
- Speakerboxxx/The Love Below
- The College Dropout
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Old 10-25-2013, 06:13 AM   #9
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That's the same as Kurt loder's list bruh.

Link? I googled "kurt loder classic rap albums" and I couldn't find a list.

I'm on the fence about The Black Album and It Was Written. Great albums for sure, unsure whether they're classics

Edit: Forgot Enter the Wu, Liquid Swords and Fishscale

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Old 10-25-2013, 06:16 AM   #10
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Old 10-25-2013, 06:44 AM   #11
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Default Re: "Classic" rap albums?

This is kind of a pointless discussion when classic albums are not even necessarily good, but just generally highly regarded by your typical middle-aged hip-hop fan.

We're posting opinions on other people's opinions really.
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Old 10-25-2013, 06:46 AM   #12
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This is kind of a pointless discussion when classic albums are not even necessarily good, but just generally highly regarded by your typical middle-aged hip-hop fan.

care to give some examples?
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Old 10-25-2013, 12:40 PM   #13
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tha carter 2
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Old 10-25-2013, 01:59 PM   #14
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This is kind of a pointless discussion when classic albums are not even necessarily good, but just generally highly regarded by your typical middle-aged hip-hop fan.

We're posting opinions on other people's opinions really.


Of the albums listed so far, which are 'not necessarily good'?
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Old 10-25-2013, 05:13 PM   #15
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care to give some examples?
First two albums on Kobe Finger's list are subpar to average in my opinion. Jay-Z hasn't put out a good album since Reasonable Doubt. GRODT, It's Dark and Hell is Hot, and Doggystyle are not good albums.

I can't argue that they're not classics though. They are.
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