Here is our
list of ten albums that made a difference. Some are old, some are new,
some are commercial, and some are underground, but they all share one
thing... the insane ability to
rock ya boombox!!!
- Nas (1994)
the one album that can be found on everybodies top ten list, this
is Nasir Jones's first and best album. Pure ghetto poetry proved
Nas to be a prophet in the hip hop world
- Blackalicious (1999)
many this is the bible of underground hip hop, MC Gift of Gab
spits ferocious flows of perfect beats cut by Chief X-el. Blackalicious
hail from the Oakland bay area of California.
over matter - Zion I
Bay area group, Zion I rap with highly spiritual lyrics over deep
drum and bass like beats.
Ford - Atmosphere
second album from Minneapolis, MN, based group Atmosphere. Atmosphere
are know for rapper, Slug's self deprecating lyrics and DJ Ant's
- Outkast (1998)
Hero's of southern
hip hop, Aquemini is Outkast's best piece of work to date.Big
Boi and Dre are two smooth ass brothas and the perfect hip hop
to Die - Notorious B.I.G
Smalls' debut album is laced with thorough beats and some of the
most witty rhyme patterns ever put on record.
Swords - Gza / Genius
is probably the most slept on of all the members of his crew,
the Wu Tang Clan, but this is by far the best of the many albums
the crew has released.
Travels - Atmosphere
another album from Atmosphere. This group is dope as hell!!
Days - Aesop Rock
hip hopper Aesop Rock is a true poet. This is one of those albums
that you'll be rewinding every few lines just to hear what he
said over again. Amazing!
Doubt - Jay- Z
is king of hip hop on a commercial level. With more than 7 multi-platinum
albums, his first is still the best.