Originally Posted by ace23
Atg? All-time greatest?
Yeah, or just all-time great. ATG is a term that is used mostly for boxing when discussing the greatest fighters. Same thing as a GOAT list. "Larry Bird is a Top 10 ATG".
Off the top:
GZA - Liquid Swords
Z-Ro - The Life of Joseph W. McVey
Ab-Soul - Control System
One Be Lo - S.O.N.O.G.R.A.M.
Lauryn Hill - The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill
My shit changes every week, though.
I can never keep a consistent top five either, though right now it'd probably go:
01. Liquid Swords (GZA)
02. Only Built 4 Cuban Linx (Raekwon & Ghostface)
03. ATLiens (Outkast)
04. Illmatic (Nas)
05. Reasonable Doubt (Jay-Z)
All of them are pretty mindblowing from a lyrical or content standpoint, but sonically some of the greatest albums ever produced as well thanks to RZA, Organized Noise, Outkast (themselves), DJ Premier, Pete Rock, Large Professor, Ski, Clark Kent. As high as I do rate OB4CL, it's the only one listed there that starts to grate... How much coke rap is really necessary after a certain point? All the others flex serious versatility.