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Old 02-02-2013, 02:01 AM   #1
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Cool The most underrated hip hop album of the 90s

and possibly of all time

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Old 02-02-2013, 03:23 AM   #2
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Default Re: The most underrated hip hop album of the 90s

Extremely difficult question. Honestly, I don't think I couldn't honestly give a single answer/response without running back into this thread and changing said answer/response. Few minutes later, same. Few hours later, same. Few days later, same. Few weeks later, same. Few months later, same. Few years later, same. Few decades later, same.

Rinse and repeat.

The 90's (most notably early and middle) were just too deep. I wasn't trying to to rain on this thread's parade, it's just more like when it rains it pours with this particular question simply because we're talking about a pool of possible/potential answers/responses that could just about circle the globe.

Hell, I'm not saying this is my answer, just something that popped into my head. Like I said, I'm sure I'd change this and I would but I'm not going to continiously edit or add new posts in here changing things. up. I'll just add this one album to take your bait, 'just want you to understand it's only a nibble, and an incomplete or potentially inaccurate/premature one at that.



Fat Joe's Don Cartagena
Release Date: September 1998

IMO, this is a classic rap album by any measure of standards. It's IMO Fat Joe's best album, and his best overall combination album of both a mainstream and underground vibe. and again, IMO, the outcome is a grand success. Production is among some of the best releases in '98. The guest appearances come correct. Joe spits some of his best verses of all time (even if the late great Christopher Lee Rios was his ghostwriter or not).

There's other reasons why this album instantly came to mind, 'just wanted to scratch the surface to illustrate some of the why behind the selection. When this album was originally released, it received much more negative than positive, by fans and critics alike. Years later it finally began to receive some of the credit it was certainly due, but most fans/critics still held their original assessment close to heart, and since the album is still not considered a legit classic, that's the flagship reason for me claiming it's one of the most underrated rap albums in the '90s.
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I do agree, Prince Among Thieves is a highly underrated album when you take into considering "the masses" haven't heard it, but it's widely accepted as a classic rap album.
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I do agree, Prince Among Thieves is a highly underrated album when you take into considering "the masses" haven't heard it, but it's widely accepted as a classic rap album.

It rarely gets mentioned at all. Look at any of the top lists and it doesn't make the cut on most lists even tho chances are its better than most on those lists.

It has a great story, very entertaining, funny, engaging, sets the mark for what a hip hop concept album should be. One that hasn't been matched yet. Hip hop's equivalent to The Who's Tommy, Radiohead's OK Computer etc. Off that alone it should be hailed and always mentioned whenever rankings or lists are brought up, yet it isn't.

Every beat, every performance is great. From the background actors (voices) to the rappers, all on point.
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It rarely gets mentioned at all. Look at any of the top lists and it doesn't make the cut on most lists even tho chances are its better than most on those lists.

It has a great story, very entertaining, funny, engaging, sets the mark for what a hip hop concept album should be. One that hasn't been matched yet. Hip hop's equivalent to The Who's Tommy, Radiohead's OK Computer etc. Off that alone it should be hailed and always mentioned whenever rankings or lists are brought up, yet it isn't.

Every beat, every performance is great. From the background actors (voices) to the rappers, all on point.

I think Everlast's part/track is pretty damn dope. I'm not a big Everlast/House of Pain fan, but Everlast really comes correct on that album in his track.
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it's a concept album. no replay value
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Default Re: The most underrated hip hop album of the 90s

I am looking for some more good old school hip hop albums doesn't have to be from the 90's any more?
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here are some 90's hip hop albums that are probably more underrated or at least more slept on than what has been posted in this thread so far









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