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Any one recomend some Good hip hop albums?

Discussion in 'Music & Music Streaming Services' started by Shoka, Jan 28, 2003.

  1. Shoka

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    Ive got so many CDs now that I really cant even be botherd to go through them and find something to listen to, so on friday I'm going on a shopping spree to get a load of new ones.

    Anyone recomend any new hip hop albums worth spending cash on.

    Fabolous - Ghetto fabolous, is already top on the shopping list, any think of anything else?
     
  2. Sgt.Colon

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    Do you like compilation CD's Shoka?
     
  3. Shoka

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    All depends whats on them.

    Ive got pure hip hop 2003 if you were going to suggest that, thats a good compilation. And I have both of the westwood albums which are OK.

    BTW I'm talking about proper hip hop (ruff ryders, Cam'ron, xzibit et al), not Ja rule commercial crap.
     
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    Say what you see :D

    Well The best of Pure R&B is a good CD, a bit of everything.
     
  5. diggler46

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    I'll vouch for Xzibit man vs machine and restless. Bout £9 each
     
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    Also you could try Kurupt - Against the grain.
     
  7. Shoka

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    Got all of Xzibits stuff was just using him as an example of the kind of stuff I liked.

    Foxy Brown rocks as well, heard she had a new album out, cant find it newhere
     
  8. Shoka

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    Heard him on snoop and dogg pound albums, havent heard much of his solo stuff though. Looks like that is on my list as well.
     
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    Shoka.

    Why don't you rewind a few years and check out some stuff from the pioneers of Rap/Hip Hop

    Public Enemy
    Big Daddy Kane
    Eric B & Rakim
    LL Cool J (Early stuff - Rock the bells etc)
    NWA
    Whodini
    Early Mantronix stuff
    Jungle Brothers.

    Seen most of their work on CD's or just skank them from the net.

    Still sounds cool today

    Adzman
     
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    They have redone Straight Outta Comptom. NWA that is
     
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    Have you got any Tupac?
     
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    The Chronic by Dr Dre
     
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    Very good choice Neilo. I believe he has a new CD out this year and apparently his last :(
     
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    Definitely These:


    Xzibit - At The Speed Of Life (1996)
    and
    Man Vs. Machine (2002)

    Jurassic 5 - Power In Numbers ;) (2002)

    Nappy Roots - Watermelon, Chicken & Gritz (2002)


    And possibly these depending on your purse strings:


    Royce da 5' 9" - Rock City Version 2.0 (2002)

    D12 - Devil's Night (2001) - (But I reckon you'll already have it!:D )

    Ludacris - Word Of Mouf (2002)

    Snoop Dogg - Paid Tha Cost to be Tha Boss

    Mark B & Blade - The Unknown (2001) (Best rapper the UK has, for the time being...)


    Hope this helps!
     
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    You should try the new 50 cent album not due out for a couple of weeks but it is class some good dre production.

    Also the 'Clipse album has some great neptune production

    The new busabus album is okay Flipmode at its finest .

    Heard some tracks from the new Redman album today and reggie can do no wrong in my books if you have not got malpractice or muddy waters these are two of the best albums around from the most under rated and overlooked man in hip hop.

    And please if you have not got it all ready get the new Nas album he is finally living up to the promise shown on the first 2 albums
    (we can all forgive him for oochi walli walli now).

    Happy shopping and remember to keep there heads ringing.
     
  16. gringottsdirect

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    If you ain't already...
    Fear Of A Black Planet.....Public Enemy


    (.....now that's progress .... )
     
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    DJ Spooky - Riddim Warfare
    most stuff by Necro (check out his site first though www.necrohiphop.com he's a bit extreme) especially his hilarious I need drugs album.

    and for something a little mellow try Clouddead, sort of avant garde hiphop.


    and if you like turntablists, give Philip Jeck, Kid Koala, and DJ Vadim a spin.



    Obviously though, this stuff isn't your pussyboy, pop hiphop you'll find on MTV and TOTP with their gayboy macho posturing and rhyming about nothing except what a nice big car they've got, and how women love them cos they're just sooooooooo cool.

    So you might not like it:p
     
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    There's nothing wrong with sisqo.
     
  19. James45

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    Ice Cube (great voice) and anything by NWA
     
  20. dnrc

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    you could look into Redman, and Blackalicious.

    Jurassic 5 have done some cool tunes also
     
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    Cannibal ox - 'The cold vein'
    I haven't got it, but I've heard a bit of the album and what an album it is.
    I'll be getting it soon. It's well worth getting. A brilliant rapper with excellent beats.
     
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    Soundtracks to Taxi and Taxi 2
     
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    DJ Shadow - Endtroducing
     
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    any public enemy album,a bit of run d.m.c and pauls boutique by the beasties.

    i also recommend the 60 minutes of funk series by funkmaster flex:D
     
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    Try something a bit different than the normal crossover stuff (Camron, Snoop etc).......


    Funk Doctor Spock (Redman)
    Kool Keith
    Rahzel (If you like beatbox?!?!?)


    Check out headdawg radio on shoutcast.

    Stace :D
     
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    Agreed. I think, Shoka that you need to re re rewind a few years to the birth of all this rap bussiness.

    As Spligsey has mentioned, the great Whodini. But also forgot the sensational Grand Master Flash and the Furious 5. Just bought both albums from Play and there cool. Brings back some memories, even tho Mr Magic was alredy on the go 5 or so years before i was born. :eek:
     
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    This guy is amazing, so I'll second that one
     
  28. JamesOD

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    you should also get the RZA as bobby digital albums they are underated but are class also anything by ghostface killa is well worth listening to Nice and grimey.

    I am not too sure about the old school stuff though I kinda find it a little TOO old now it was great when we were all kids guys like LLcoolj and africa bambatta trailblazed for a lot of the guys we listen to today but like most things they just do not get better with age(imho pls. do not flame me).
     
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    Just thought of another no one has mentioned. Wu-Tang Clan. Very good indeed.
     
  30. Shoka

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    Thanks for all of the sugfgestions guys.

    Dnrc - Redman is something else, IMO he has had the industry at its knees begging for more for ages, he just does not get the attention he deserves. I have all of his current stuff, unfortunatley I also have dirty by christina agularia (think thats spelt right) but it is the other way round, the whole song is redman with christina only singing the chorus. This can be found on Kazaa and is just bits from a few other tunes mixed over dirty, still OK though.

    splidgsey + YTGI - I was thinking of getting a couple of old bits, your comments have promted this even more so.

    James OD - Funny you should mention RZA and and Ghostface, as according to the source magasine they are releasing a series of RZA produced singles in the states shortley. Deffinatly one to watch at the moment.

    Sgt Colon - As above RZA, ghostface and the rest of the clan are pure geniuses, however I all ready own all of there currnet work.
     

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