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Best 5 Hip Hop Albums For Every Year
EmSeeD Date: Saturday, 31/Jul/10, 9:03 PM | Message # 1

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We're putting together a list of top 5 hip hop albums from every year from 1984 all the way up until 2010. we're already doing it in the youtube group but we should use the other networks to contribute to the list too.

the way it will add up is the albums get 5 points if it gets named number 1, 4 points for being named 2, 3 points for number 3, 2 points for number 4 and 1 point for being named number 5 on peoples top 5 lists.

after the lists are drawn the top 2 albums from each year will be put against other albums in a tournament style brackets, we will have votes to see which album will come out as the greatest

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1984 - 1989

1984



1. Run DMC, RunDMC 25pts
2. Whodini, Escape 13pts
3. Treacherous Three, Threacherous Three 9pts
4. Grandmaster Flash, Greatest Messages 7pts
5. Kid Frost, Rough Cut 5pts

1985



1. LL Cool J - Radio 20pts
2. RunDMC - Kings of Rock 13pts
3. Too $hort - Don't Stop Rappin 8pts
4. World Class Wreckin Cru - World Class 7pts
5. DJ Grandmaster Flash - They Said It Couldn't Be Done 5pts
5. Kurtis Blow - America 5pts

1986



1. Run DMC - Raising Hell 19pts
2. Beastie Boys - Licensed To Ill 11pts
2. Doug E Fresh - Oh My God 11pts
4. Kool Moe Dee - Kool Moe Dee 9pts
5. Whodini - Back In Black 7pts

1987



1. Eric B & Rakim - Paid In Full 30pts
2. Boogie Down Productions - Criminal Minded 25pts
3. Public Enemy - Yo Bumrush The Show 20pts
4. NWA - NWA & The Posse 9pts
5. Ice T - Rhyme Pays 7pts

1988



1. Eric B & Rakim - Follow The Leader 22 pts
2. Public Enemy - It Takes A Nation of Millions To Hold Us Back 19pts
3. EPMD - Strictly Business 15pts
4. NWA - Straight Outta Compton 14pts
5. Big Daddy Kane - Long Live The Kane 9pts

1989



1. The D.O.C., No One Can Do It Better - 24pts
2. De La Soul, 3 Feet High & Rising - 17pts
2. Kool G Rap & DJ Polo, Road To Riches - 16pts
4. Big Daddy Kane, Its A Big Daddy Kane Thing - 11pts
5. Ice-T, Iceberg/Feedom of Speech...Just Watch What You Say - 10pts

1990 - 1999

1990



1. A Tribe Called Quest - Peoples Instinctive Travels & the Paths of Rhythm 16pts
2. Lord Finesse & DJ Mike Smooth- Funky Technician 13pts
3. Eric B & Rakim - Let The Rhythm Hit Em 10pts
4. Ice Cube - Amerikkkas Most Wanted 8pts
5. Kool G Rap & DJ Polo - Wanted: Dead Or Alive 8pts

1991



1. Ice Cube - Death Certificate 24pts
2. 2pac - 2pacalypse Now 23pts
3. A Tribe Called Quest - The Low End Theory 19pts
4. NWA - Niggaz4life 15pts
5. Gang Starr - Step In The Arena 12pts

1992



1. Dr. Dre - The Chronic 29pts
2. Pete Rock & CL Smooth - Mecca and the Soul Brother 26pts
3. Gang Starr - Daily Operation 14pts
4. Ice Cube - The Predator 12pts
5. Comptons Most Wanted - Music To Drive By To 10pts

1993



1. Wu Tang Clan - Enter The Wu-Tang (36 Chambers) 38pts
2. A Tribe Called Quest - Midnight Marauders 17pts
3. Snoop Doggy Dogg - Doggystyle 13pts
4. De La Soul - Buhlonne Mind State 8pts
5. Guru - Jazzmatazz vol. 1 6pts

1994



1. Nas - Illmatic 39pts
2. Jeru The Damaja - The Sun Rises In The East 21pts
3. The Notorious B.I.G. - Ready To Die 16pts
4. Common - Ressurection 13pts
5. Outkast - Southernplayalisticadillacmuzik 12pts

1995



1. GZA - Liquid Swords 37pts
2. Raekwon - Only Built For Cuban Linx 30pts
3. 2Pac - Me Against the World 21pts
4. Mobb Deep - The Infamous 17pts
5. The Pharcyde - Labincanifornia 15pts

1996



1. Dr. Octagon - Dr. Octagonecologyst 17.5pts
2. Nas - It Was Written 14pts
3. The Roots - Illadelph Halfife 12pts
3. OutKast - ATLiens 12
5. Fugees - The Score 10

1997



1. Rakim - The 18th Letter 26
2. OC - Jewelz 18
3. The Notorious B.I.G. - Life After Death 13
4. Wu-Tang Clan - Wu-Tang Forever 13
5. Common - One Day It Will All Make Sense 8

1998



1. Gang Starr - Moment of Truth 24pts
2. Mos Def & Talib Kweli Are: Black Star 17pts
3. Big Pun - Capital Punishment 12pts
4. Brand Nubian - The Foundation 8pts
5. Killah Priest - Heavy Mental 7pts

1999



1. Eminem - The Slim Shady LP 35
2. Dr. Dre - 2001 21
3. Mos Def - Black on Both Sides 17
4. The Roots - Things Fall Apart 10
5. Pharoahe Monch - Internal Affairs 8
5. MF DOOM - Operation Doomsday! 8

2000 - 2010

2000



1. Deltron 3030 - Deltron 3030 25pts
2. Jedi Mind Tricks - Violent By Design 24pts
3. Eminem - The Marshall Mathers LP 23pts
4. Common - Like Water For Chocolate 17pts
5. Ghostface Killah - Supreme Clientele 7pts

2001



1. Masta Ace - Disposable Arts 18pts
2. Immortal Technique - Revolutionary Vol. 1 9pts
3. Aesop Rock - Labor Days 7pts
3. Cormega - The Realness 7pts
5. Eyedea - The Many Faces of Oliver Hart 6.5pts

2002



1. Nas - The Lost Tapes 19
2. Atmosphere - Godlovesugly 11
3. Nas - Gods Son 10
4. People Under The Stairs - OST 8
5. The Roots - Phrenology 8

2003



1. INI - Center of Attention 28
2. Immortal Technique - Revolutionary Vol. 2 16
3. Gang Starr - The Ownerz 15
4. 50 Cent - Get Rich or Die Tryin 10
5. Insight - Updated Software V. 2.5 8

2004



1. Madvillainy - Madvillainy 23
2. Masta Ace - A Long Hot Summer 18
3. MF Doom - MM.. Food 11
3. Kanye West - The COllege Dropout 11
3. Klashnekoff - Saga's of Klashnekoff 11

2005



1. Nujabes - Modal Soul 9
2. Edan - Beauty and the Beat 8
3. Tonedeff - Archetype 7
3. Panacea - Ink Is My Drink 7
5. Common - Be 6

2006



1. CunninLynguists - A Piece of Strange 25
2. J-Dilla - The Shining 18
3. Lupe Fiasco - Lupe Fiasco's Food & Liquor 9
4. Ghostface Killah - Fishscale 6
5. Vakill - Worst Fears Confirmed 5
5. Snoop Dogg - Tha Blue Carpet Treatment 5
5. Darc Mind - Symptomatic of a Greater Ill 5

2007



1. Blue Scholars - Bayani 16
2. Percee P - Perseverance 12
3. Blu & Exile - Below the Heavens 9
3. Y-Society - Travel At Your Own Pace 9
5. Cilvaringz - I 8

2008



1. eLZhi - The Preface 10
2. Panacea - A Mind On A Ship Through Time 9
3. Atmosphere - When Life Gives You Lemons, You Paint That Shit Gold 8
4. Q-Tip - The Renaissance 5
4. Siah and Yeshua DapoED - The Visualz Anthology 5
4. Pacewon & Mr. Green - The Only Color That Matters Is Green 5
4. K-Rino - Triple Darkness Vol. 1 (Wreck Time) 5
4. Invincible - Shapeshifters 5

2009



1. Fashawn - Boy Meets World 17
2. CunninLynguists - Strange Journey 2 14
3. Raekwon - Only Built For Cuban Linx 2 11
4. Souls of Mischief - Montezuma's Revenge 10
4. Cyne - Water For Mars 10

2010




1. Panacea - 12 Step Program 18
2. Black Sheep - From The Pool of Black Genius 15
3. The Roots - How I Got Over 14
4. Nas & Damian Marley - Distant Relatives 10
5. Random & K-Murdock - Forever Famicom 9



Elimination Rounds:

Round 1:

Run-DMC, Run-DMC vs Beastie Boys, Licensed to Ill

Whodini, Escape vs Boogie Down Productions, Criminal Minded

LL Cool J, Radio vs Run-DMC, Raising Hell

Run-DMC, Kings of Rock vs Eric B & Rakim, Paid In Full

Eric B & Rakim
, Follow The Leader vs De La Soul, 3 Feet High & Rising/Kool G Rap, Road To Riches

Public Enemy, It Takes A Nation of Millions vs The D.O.C., No One Can Do It Better

A Tribe Called Quest, A Peoples Instinctive Travels & the Paths of Rhythm vs Pete Rock & CL Smooth, Mecca & the Soul Brother

Ice Cube, Death Certificate vs Lord Finesse & DJ Mike Smooth, Funky Technician

Dr. Dre, The Chronic vs 2pac, 2Pacalypse Now

Wu-Tang Clan, Enter The Wu-Tang (36 Chambers) vs Jeru The Damaja, The Sun Rises In The East

Nas, Illmatic vs A Tribe Called Quest, Midnight Marauders

GZA, Liquid Swords vs Nas, It Was Written

Raekwon, Only Built For Cuban Linx vs Dr. Octogon, Dr. Octogonecologyst

Rakim, 18th Letter vs Mos Def & Talib Kweli, Are Black Star

Gang Starr, Moment of Truth vs OC, Jewelz

Eminem, The Slim Shady LP vs Jedi Mind Tricks,Violent By Design

Dr. Dre, 2001 vs Deltron 3030, Deltron 3030

Masta Ace, Disposable Arts vs Atmosphere, Godlovesugly

Immortal Technique, Revolutionary Vol. 1 vs Nas, The Lost Tapes

InI, Center of Attention vs Masta Ace, A Long Hot Summer

Immortal Technique, Revolutionary Vol. 2 vs Madvillainy, Madvillainy

Nujabes, Modal Soul vs CunninLynguists, A Piece of Strange

Edan, Beauty and the Beat vs J Dilla, The Shining

Elzhi, The Preface vs Percee P, Perseverance

Blue Scholars, Bayani vs Panacea, A Mind On a Ship Through Time

Fashawn, Boy Meets World vs Black Sheep, From the Pool of Black Genius

CunninLynguists, Strange Journey Vol. 2 vs Panacea, 12 Step Program



Round 2:

Run-DMC, Run-DMC vs De La Soul, 3 Feet High & Rising

Run-DMC, Raising Hell vs Public Enemy, It Takes a Nation of Millions to Hold Us Back

Eric B & Rakim, Paid In Full vs Pete Rock & CL Smooth, Mecca and the Soul Brother

Dr. Dre, The Chronic vs Wu-Tang Clan, Enter the 36 Chambers

Nas, Illmatic vs Boogie Down Productions, Criminal Minded

GZA, Liquid Swords vs Ice Cube, Death Certificate

Raekwon, Only Built For Cuban Linx vs Nas, The Lost Tapes

Rakim, The 18th Letter vs InI, Center of Attention

Masta Ace, Disposable Arts vs Deltron 3030, Deltron 3030

Gang Starr, Moment of Truth vs Madvillain, Madvillainy


CunninLynguists, A Piece of Strange vs Panacea, A Mind On A Ship Through Time

Edan, Beauty and the Beat vs Fashawn, Boy Meets World

eLZhi, The Preface vs Panacea, 12 Step Program



Round 3:

De La Soul, 3 Feet High & Rising vs Rakim, The 18th Letter

Public Enemy, It Takes a Nation of Millions To Hold Us Back vs Deltron 3030, Deltron 3030

Eric B & Rakim, Paid In Full vs Madvillain, Madvillainy

Nas, Illmatic vs

GZA, Liquid Swords vs

Raekwon, Only Built For Cuban Linx vs


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El_Matador Date: Sunday, 01/Aug/10, 12:25 PM | Message # 2

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1. Run DMC
2. Kid Frost - Rough Cut
3. Whodini - Escape

idk about the rest... "Smurf" came out in 1983


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Chinita Date: Sunday, 01/Aug/10, 12:43 PM | Message # 3

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dam miguel i forgot about that kid frost classic 84..good pick


Chinita Date: Sunday, 01/Aug/10, 1:13 PM | Message # 4

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84 albums to choose from, in no particular order..it might be easier to set up a poll for all these albums..this is tougher thank i thought
Run DMC, Run DMC
newcleus: jam on revenge
the fat boys: fat boys
Whodini, Escape
kurtis blow, ego trip
the treacherous three, treacherous three
Kid Frost - Rough Cut
grandmaster melle mel & furious five, Greatest Messages

for those that are not familiar withnewcleus: jam on revenge , here is a track..it was a very popular album in the ny hip hop communities ethat the dj's cut up espeically a good bboy album...its a classic and big part of hip hop history. i think it should be somewhere in that list of top 5 hip hop of 84 because of the impact it had in hip hop.

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El_Matador Date: Sunday, 01/Aug/10, 1:38 PM | Message # 5

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dam miguel i forgot about that kid frost classic 84..good pick

Yeah, I got it on my iPod. Shame that Frost is recording that messed up garbage now.

btw anyone?
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http://realhiphop4ever.ucoz.com/forum/10-4484-1


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Ratmn Date: Sunday, 01/Aug/10, 11:44 PM | Message # 6

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Mine goes like this

Run DMC, Run DMC
grandmaster melle mel & furious five, Greatest Messages
The Fat Boys, fat boys
The Treacherous Three, Treacherous Three
Kurtis Blow, Ego trip



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EmSeeD Date: Friday, 06/Aug/10, 6:44 AM | Message # 7

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bump

i'm adding them up now from here and the yt group, we'll move on to the next year soon so anyone who hasn't named thiers please do


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El_Matador Date: Friday, 06/Aug/10, 10:28 AM | Message # 8

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Word, let's move to '85

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EmSeeD Date: Sunday, 08/Aug/10, 7:50 AM | Message # 9

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alright alright i added it all up

heres the top 5 in order from 1984

Run DMC, RunDMC 25pts
Whodini, Escape 13pts
Treacherous Three, Threacherous Three 9pts
Grandmaster Flash, Greatest Messages 7pts
Kid Frost, Rough Cut 5pts

the way i did it is its 5 points if it gets named number 1, 4 points for being named 2, 3 points for number 3, 2 points for number 4 and 1 point for being named number 5 on peoples top 5 lists. so all together thats how it added up, unsurprisingly RunDMC came out on top.

now onto 1985


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EmSeeD Date: Sunday, 08/Aug/10, 8:38 AM | Message # 10

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i think we should do it all in this thread,

1985 albums

LL Cool J, Radio
Mantronix, The Album
RunDMC, King of Rock
Too $hort, Raw, Uncut X-Rated
Too $hort, Don't Stop Rappin
Fat boys, The Fat Boys Are Back
World Class Wreckin Cru, World Class
Newcleus, Space Is The Place
West Coast Crew, In The Mix
UTFO, UTFO
DJ Grandmaster Flash, They Said It Couldn't Be Done

vote for you top 5


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s0dr2 Date: Monday, 09/Aug/10, 3:53 PM | Message # 11

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1985 albums

LL Cool J, Radio
Mantronix, The Album
RunDMC, King of Rock
Too $hort, Raw, Uncut X-Rated
Too $hort, Don't Stop Rappin
Fat boys, The Fat Boys Are Back
World Class Wreckin Cru, World Class
Newcleus, Space Is The Place
West Coast Crew, In The Mix
UTFO, UTFO
DJ Grandmaster Flash, They Said It Couldn't Be Done

LL Cool J, Radio
Too $hort, Raw, Uncut X-Rated
Too $hort, Don't Stop Rappin
World Class Wreckin Cru, World Class
DJ Grandmaster Flash, They Said It Couldn't Be Done

word


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Greeny Date: Saturday, 14/Aug/10, 10:21 PM | Message # 12

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I'm greenpeacemyass from the Youtube group, didn't think I'd wanna derive the name to this side since it's pure shit. With that said, I just wanna let you know that Too Short didn't release "Raw, Uncut and X-rated" until '86 and therefor doesn't qualify for the list of albums in that year.
Ref: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Too_short#Discography


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El_Matador Date: Thursday, 19/Aug/10, 8:35 PM | Message # 13

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Run DMC - King of Rock

THE ONLY ALBUM I LIKED IN 1985 lol

And nah, I hate Cool J's Radio.


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EmSeeD Date: Sunday, 22/Aug/10, 2:19 AM | Message # 14

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lets keep going with it, i'm sure there will be more votes for the later years

Top 5 1985 Hip Hop Albums

1. LL Cool J - Radio 20pts
2. RunDMC - Kings of Rock 13pts
3. Too $hort - Don't Stop Rappin 8pts
4. World Class Wreckin Cru - World Class 7pts
5. DJ Grandmaster Flash - They Said It Couldn't Be Done 5pts
5. Kurtis Blow - America 5pts


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EmSeeD Date: Sunday, 22/Aug/10, 2:35 AM | Message # 15

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this is a much better year. some albums from 1986

RunDMC - Raising Hell,
2 Live Crew - 2 Live Crew Is What We Are,
Beastie Boys - Licensed to Ill,
Too $hort - Born To Mack,
Whodini - Back In Black,
Doug E Fresh - Oh My God,
Schoolly D - Scholly D
Salt-N-Pepa - Hot Cool & Viscious
Kool Moe Dee - Kool Moe Dee
Africa Bambaataa - Beware


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