One thing they don't argue much about: who made the best album. Because it would be extremely difficult to make the case that Nas's Illmatic isn't the greatest rap album of the decade, if not all time. Born at the crossroads of rap and the blues, Nasir Jones was perfectly positioned to lay down a cornerstone in the temple of hip-hop.
The Marshall Mathers LP is the third studio album by American rapper Eminem, released on May 23, 2000 by Aftermath Entertainment and Interscope Records. The album was produced mostly by Dr. Dre and Eminem, along with The 45 King, the Bass Brothers, and Mel-Man.
In Pitchfork ' s review of Damn, Matthew Trammell writes Damn "is a widescreen masterpiece of rap, full of expensive beats, furious rhymes, and peerless storytelling about Kendrick's destiny in America." Writing for The A.V. Club, Evan Rytlewski concluded, "Lamar trusts every idea to stand on its own.
Ready to Die is the debut studio album by American rapper The Notorious B.I.G., released on September 13, 1994 by Bad Boy and Arista Records. The album features production by Bad Boy founder Sean "Puffy" Combs, Easy Mo Bee, Chucky Thompson, DJ Premier, and Lord Finesse, among others.
And while the album won the 2012 Grammy for Best Rap Album it wasn’t even nominated for Album of the Year (though somehow Rihanna’s Loud was). Make of that what you will. It received a 94/100 score on Metacritic and later appeared on numerous greatest albums ever made lists.
Straight Outta Compton is the debut studio album by American hip hop group N.W.A, released August 8, 1988, on group member Eazy-E's record label Ruthless Records. Production for the album was handled by Dr. Dre with DJ Yella. The album has been viewed as the pioneering record of gangsta rap with its ever-present profanity and violent lyrics.
Only Built 4 Cuban Linx... has received acclaim from music critics and writers over the years, with many lauding it as one of the greatest hip hop albums of all time. With its emphasis on American Mafia insinuations and organized crime, the album is widely regarded as a pioneer of the mafioso rap subgenre.
The album won a Grammy Award for Best Rap Album, and in 2012, the album was ranked number 275 on Rolling Stone Magazine's list of the 500 greatest albums of all time. The Slim Shady LP turned Eminem from an underground rapper into a high-profile celebrity.
All Eyez on Me was rap-as-pop-music's big bang, the moment it became at once uncompromised and larger-than-life, the formula for its success as the most important music in America. The album is packed with songs that have gone on to become completely iconic to the culture, a collection of unforgettable moments.
The Eminem Show is the fourth studio album by American rapper Eminem, released on May 26, 2002 by Aftermath Entertainment, Shady Records, and Interscope Records. The Eminem Show includes the commercially successful singles "Without Me", "Cleanin' Out My Closet", "Superman", and "Sing for the Moment".
Get Rich or Die Tryin ' is the debut studio album by 50 Cent. It was released February 6, 2003, by Shady Records, Aftermath Entertainment, Interscope Records and Universal Music Group. Its initially planned release was pushed 7 days ahead due to heavy bootlegging and Internet leakage.
The Source magazine gave it '5 mics', a rating they reserve only for classic hip-hop albums. HipHopDx also gave it a maximum five rating, and wrote "Easily one of the best albums of the year, Stillmatic runs the gamut of street poetry to storytelling and bravado.
Reasonable Doubt was named one of the greatest hip hop albums of all time by The Source in 1998, Vibe, who ranked it seventh on their 2002 list, MTV.com, who ranked it sixth on their 2005 list, and About.com's Henry Adaso; Adaso ranked it as the 14th greatest hip hop album, the second best rap record of 1996, and the fifth most "essential" hip hop album ever.
Stankonia is the fourth studio album by American hip hop duo OutKast.It was released on October 31, 2000, by La Face Records.The album was recorded in the duo's recently purchased Atlanta recording facility Stankonia Studios, which allowed for fewer time and recording constraints, and featured production work from Earthtone III (a production ...
Midnight Marauders is the third studio album by American hip hop group A Tribe Called Quest, released on November 9, 1993, by Jive Records. Recording sessions for the album occurred at Battery Studios, Platinum Island Studios and Scorcerer Sound in New York City.
The Score is the second and final studio album by the hip hop trio Fugees, released worldwide February 13, 1996 on Columbia Records. The album features a wide range of samples and instrumentation, with many aspects of alternative hip hop that would come to dominate the hip hop music scene in the mid-late 1990s.
Outkast's Best Album (Rank Albums) Follow. Upvote +20 Downvote. Naytron Means. 14,296. ... I feel Aquemini was the album where they showed the perfect mixture of experimentation and the classic southern style. While with all their other albums they’ve sort of lent one way or the other. ...
The outcome of the competition marks a turning point in hip-hop culture, when the dominance of gangsta rap in mainstream hip-hop was brought to an end. Graduation received acclaim from most critics and earned West several accolades, including his third Grammy Award for Best Rap Album.
Paul's Boutique is the second studio album by the American hip hop group Beastie Boys, released on July 25, 1989, on Capitol Records. Featuring production by the Dust Brothers, the album was recorded in Matt Dike's apartment and the Record Plant in Los Angeles from 1988 to 1989, and mixed at the Record Plant.
My own opinion: yeezus is in a genre of its own compared to most, if not all, the hiphop albums of 2013. The only aspects of Yeezus you can compare to other hiphop albums released in 2013 are lyrical content and marketing which Kanye slayed. Conclusion, I wouldnt say Yeezus was the #1 hiphop album, I would say its the #1 album of the year.
The Black Album is the eighth studio album by American rapper Jay-Z, released on November 14, 2003, by Roc-A-Fella Records. It was advertised as his final album before retiring, which is also a recurring theme throughout the songs, although Jay-Z resumed his recording career in 2006.
Tha Carter III is the sixth studio album by American rapper Lil Wayne, released on June 10, 2008, by Cash Money and Universal Motown. It follows a long string of mixtape releases and guest appearances on other hip hop and R&B artists records, helping to increase his exposure in the mainstream.
It Was Written is the second studio album by American rapper Nas, released July 2, 1996 on Columbia Records in the United States. Following the moderate sales success of his acclaimed debut album, Illmatic (1994), Nas chose to focus his efforts in a more mainstream direction.
At best, ATLiens is the sound of an ambitious group searching for its voice." In 1998, the album was selected as one of The Source ' s "100 Best Rap Albums". In 2000, Exclaim! listed the album on their "100 Records That Rocked 100 Issues of Exclaim!" list.
“More Life” is a Jamaican slang, made popular by dancehall artist Vybz Kartel. Drake premiered the playlist on episode 39 of OVO Sound Radio on March, 18 at 3:00 PM (PDT)/ 10:00 PM (GMT). While the episode was still running More Life another time, the playlist was released on iTunes/Apple Music, Spotify, Tidal and other streaming clients.
Watch the Throne is a collaborative studio album by American rappers Jay-Z and Kanye West, released on August 8, 2011, by Roc-A-Fella Records, Roc Nation, and Def Jam Recordings. Before the album, Jay-Z and West had collaborated on their respective singles and with West as a producer on Jay-Z's work.
Liquid Swords is the second solo studio album by American rapper and Wu-Tang Clan member GZA, released on November 7, 1995, by Geffen Records. Recording sessions for the album began midway through 1995 at producer RZA's basement studio in the New York City borough of Staten Island.
Because the Internet is the second studio album by American rapper Donald Glover, under the stage name Childish Gambino. It was released on December 10, 2013, by Glassnote Records and Island Records, and then four days later in North America by Glassnote and Universal.
The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill is the debut solo album by American singer and rapper Lauryn Hill. It was released on August 25, 1998, by Ruffhouse Records and Columbia Records. After touring with her former group Fugees, Hill became involved in a romantic relationship with Jamaican entrepreneur Rohan Marley, and shortly after, became pregnant with their child.