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The Original MrFactor
Post your top 5. I always think this is an interesting Topic because people's answers vary with age and region...

Please post your age and where you are from...

Here's mine:

1. Paid in Full Eric B & Rakim
2. Criminal Minded BDP
3. Radio LL Cool J
4. Raisin' Hell Run DMC
5. It Takes a Nation of Millions to hold us back PE


Age 36

From Ct and NJ. Presently living in the ATL...
ROLL DEEP
Shoot....choosing five is REAL hard.

Ill give it a go.

Off the top of my head, in no order:


1. Rip The Jacker - Canibus
2. Ready to Die - Notorious BIG
3. Illmatic - Nas
4. Resonable Doubt - Jay Z
5. The Chronic - Dr Dre


It'll probably change if I was to type them again...


Im 25...from the UK.
BrutalBodyShots
Obviously where you're from makes a huge difference! You guys don't have a single match in your top 5.

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I'll do Big Georges list.


1. Nas
2. Nas
3. Nas
4. Nas
5. Nas
BigG
laugh.gif Well, 2/5 on my list is Nas albums.......I perosnally thought Rolls list would CAN-I-BUS, Rip the Jacker, Mic Club, 2000 B.C, Hip Hop For Sale..
Maxy
QUOTE(BrutalBodyShots @ Nov 29 2007, 11:36 AM) [snapback]367496[/snapback]
Obviously where you're from makes a huge difference! You guys don't have a single match in your top 5.


Different picks for different decades. Don't think location has anything to do with it.
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QUOTE(biggeorge89 @ Nov 29 2007, 02:28 PM) [snapback]367536[/snapback]
laugh.gif Well, 2/5 on my list is Nas albums.......I perosnally thought Rolls list would CAN-I-BUS, Rip the Jacker, Mic Club, 2000 B.C, Hip Hop For Sale..


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Whilst I do love Canibus' stuff....I think RTJ is the only 'classic' album.....and maybe 2000BC.
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Oh shoot....forgot Killah Priests 'Heavy Mental'!
BigG
2000 B.C is a classic in my book....Canibus is just a crazy lyricist.

And people seem to think Canibus first LP flopped but I liked it...2nd Round KO, Buckingham Palace, How We Roll
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QUOTE(biggeorge89 @ Nov 29 2007, 02:31 PM) [snapback]367541[/snapback]
2000 B.C is a classic in my book....Canibus is just a crazy lyricist.

And people seem to think Canibus first LP flopped but I liked it...2nd Round KO, Buckingham Palace, How We Roll


Yeah....all the songs on that album are just amazing. 100 bars, 4 Horsemen, all of them.

The reason why I chose RTJ is that he takes his lyrics to a completely other level. The stuff he says is just unheard of. I don't know another rapper who talks about the things he does. Plus, Stoupe done an amazing job with the production and it just fits together so good. People have done battle raps, clever raps, rapping about lifestyle and hard times, parties, but no-one has been so clever and creative as Canibus when it comes to his rhymes on the RTJ album.
The Original MrFactor
QUOTE(Maxy @ Nov 29 2007, 02:29 PM) [snapback]367537[/snapback]
Different picks for different decades. Don't think location has anything to do with it.



I think region has alot to do with your top 5 albums. Just in conversation with cats down here in the ATL, you'll get a totally different top 5 from what I wrote. Their top 5 may include an album by Outkast or T.I. at this point. Many of the cats I talk to are in my same age demographic. I think age and region play a part in deciding what your top 5 will be. thats why I asked for people's ages and where they are from.
The Original MrFactor
QUOTE(biggeorge89 @ Nov 29 2007, 02:31 PM) [snapback]367541[/snapback]
2000 B.C is a classic in my book....Canibus is just a crazy lyricist.

And people seem to think Canibus first LP flopped but I liked it...2nd Round KO, Buckingham Palace, How We Roll



Who do you think won the battle?? Cool J or Canibus?
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QUOTE(The Original MrFactor @ Nov 29 2007, 03:57 PM) [snapback]367562[/snapback]
Who do you think won the battle?? Cool J or Canibus?



You weren't asking me, but I'll answer laugh.gif


As a Canibus fan, I'll say Canibus as Second Round KO was one of the best diss records ever.


Mind you, LL's come back was pretty amazing too. When he disses Tyson by saying something like 'Tell what that ear biter taught you/ How to buss a nut or two? / (in a a Tyson voice) 'Yeah, thats butter, boo' Hahaha. Classic.
BrutalBodyShots
QUOTE(Maxy @ Nov 29 2007, 02:29 PM) [snapback]367537[/snapback]
Different picks for different decades. Don't think location has anything to do with it.


You don't think US vs UK residence has anything to do with exposure to different artists?

STEVENSKI
This is a difficuly one but here goes.

#1 by a long way is Round 1 by RJJ. With tracks like Ya'll musta forgot & Invincible it was a instant classic & often emulated but never topped.
#2 Will Smith Big Willy Style
#3 Kid n Play Funhouse
#4 Vanilla Ice To the Extreme
#5 Snow 12 Inches of Snow

There are many more but all these albums are standouts of the first order.
CyruS
Only 5? Hmmmmm, I couldn't ask myself to put them in order so this is off the top.

Wu-Tang Clan - Enter The Wu Tang : 36 Chambers

Nas - Illmatic

Raekwon - Only Built 4 Cuban Linx (whoever dares to question this is smoking crack.)

DMX - It's Dark And Hell Is Hot

2pac - Me Against The World

Notorious B.I.G. - Ready to Die
BigG
I think it was pretty close but Canibus got LL...
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QUOTE(JaRaNDa @ Nov 29 2007, 07:33 PM) [snapback]367626[/snapback]
I think age and location has everything to do with. I have been in America for the last 5-6months and been through over 24 cities and found it very strange how people have not heard of particular artist. The East, South and West side play different types of rap from eachother. me being 21 from Australia here goes mine in no particular order

Dr. Dre - Dr. Dre 2001
Cam'Ron - Come Home With Me
Three 6 Mafia - Most Known Unknown
Dungeon Family - Even in Darkness
Eminem - The Marshall Mathers LP
Xzibit - Restless


Hmmm...quite a strange choice.

Never seen Three 6 Mafia, Cam'ron or Xzibit on anyones list before. Dre's Chronic 2001 album was genius though. Absolutey brilliant.
Maxy
QUOTE(BrutalBodyShots @ Nov 29 2007, 06:40 PM) [snapback]367617[/snapback]
You don't think US vs UK residence has anything to do with exposure to different artists?


No I don't honestly. I don't buy hip hop anymore but back in the days when I was buying it I could quite easily get anything over here that an American could get over there. No problem.

I couldn't pick my 5 favourite albums of all time...

5 favourite artists/groups would be:

Nas, Masta Ace, Big Daddy Kane, Wu Tang and KRS-One....

I was never big time into West Coast rap, although, in my heavy smokin' days I liked to chill out listening to The Pharcyde (Bizarre ride tape) and the first Cypress Hill tape.

Run DMC, Public Enemy and LL got me into rap in the first place back in about '86 and I can still play all their shit from that era and like it just like I used to.

Raekwon's "Only Built 4 Cuban Linx" is one of the greatest tapes I've ever had and around that time I was heavily into all the WU stuff. Illmatic is a classic also...no-one can dispute that.
BigG
DOnt sleep on Jeru The Damaja's "The Sun Rieses In The East" and Gangstarrs "Daily Operation.

I think Common's "Be" (2005) is a total classic as well.
CyruS
QUOTE(Maxy @ Nov 30 2007, 12:11 PM) [snapback]367787[/snapback]
Raekwon's "Only Built 4 Cuban Linx" is one of the greatest tapes I've ever had and around that time I was heavily into all the WU stuff.


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Snoop
QUOTE(BrutalBodyShots @ Nov 29 2007, 11:40 PM) [snapback]367617[/snapback]
You don't think US vs UK residence has anything to do with exposure to different artists?

Depends on what part of the US. If you're from a part that doesn't really have a strong hip-hop scene, I think your view would be more like someone's from another country because you'd be able to experience all types of hip-hop from different regions. If you were from a part of the US that specialized in a certain type of hip-hop, say NY, or LA, or ATL, I think your choices might be more influenced by what's popular in those regions.
Snoop
I can't believe noone has mentioned A Tribe Called Quest's "Midnight Marauders" or any of The Roots albums. Those are some classics.

Camp Lo - Uptown Saturday Night was nice as well.

Top 5 IS hard, but if I had to I guess it would be in no particular order...

Dead Prez - Let's Get Free
A Tribe Called Quest - Midnight Marauders
Camp Lo - Uptown Saturday Night
The Roots - Illadelph Half-life
2Pac - All Eyez On Me
Snoop
QUOTE(STEVENSKI @ Nov 30 2007, 01:52 AM) [snapback]367662[/snapback]
This is a difficuly one but here goes.

#1 by a long way is Round 1 by RJJ. With tracks like Ya'll musta forgot & Invincible it was a instant classic & often emulated but never topped.
#2 Will Smith Big Willy Style
#3 Kid n Play Funhouse
#4 Vanilla Ice To the Extreme
#5 Snow 12 Inches of Snow

There are many more but all these albums are standouts of the first order.

LMFAO! Lets not forget RJJ's classic track "Mr. Unknockoutable". Brilliant!
The Original MrFactor
QUOTE(snoopnick @ Nov 30 2007, 04:17 PM) [snapback]367846[/snapback]
I can't believe noone has mentioned A Tribe Called Quest's "Midnight Marauders" or any of The Roots albums. Those are some classics.

Camp Lo - Uptown Saturday Night was nice as well.

Top 5 IS hard, but if I had to I guess it would be in no particular order...

Dead Prez - Let's Get Free
A Tribe Called Quest - Midnight Marauders
Camp Lo - Uptown Saturday Night
The Roots - Illadelph Half-life
2Pac - All Eyez On Me



Age? Where are you from?
BigG
Yall KNOW that the beat to Invicible by RJJ is FIRE...I mean I got that song in my IPOD and I work out to that
ROLL DEEP
QUOTE(snoopnick @ Nov 30 2007, 04:17 PM) [snapback]367846[/snapback]
I can't believe noone has mentioned A Tribe Called Quest's "Midnight Marauders" or any of The Roots albums. Those are some classics.

Camp Lo - Uptown Saturday Night was nice as well.

Top 5 IS hard, but if I had to I guess it would be in no particular order...

Dead Prez - Let's Get Free
A Tribe Called Quest - Midnight Marauders
Camp Lo - Uptown Saturday Night
The Roots - Illadelph Half-life
2Pac - All Eyez On Me


Camp Lo...what a fucking great album. What the hell do these guys talk about? Ha. They have their own slang for everything.

Illadelph half life...is that the album with Sector and What They Do on it? Got all the Roots albums.

2Pac - All Eyez On Me and Me Against The World....brilliant albums. My favourties.
rusty_trombone
The five greatest rappers of all time:

Dylan
Dylan
Dylan
Dylan
Dylan

Cause he spits hot fire.
The Original MrFactor
QUOTE(rusty_trombone @ Dec 1 2007, 07:36 AM) [snapback]367937[/snapback]
The five greatest rappers of all time:

Dylan
Dylan
Dylan
Dylan
Dylan

Cause he spits hot fire.



Thats funny...

next we'll hear Thin Lizzy was a lyrical assassin...
Snoop
QUOTE(The Original MrFactor @ Nov 30 2007, 09:56 PM) [snapback]367867[/snapback]
Age? Where are you from?

23 from Seattle

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Camp Lo...what a fucking great album. What the hell do these guys talk about? Ha. They have their own slang for everything.
LOL, not sure, but I can listen to their album over and over.

QUOTE

Illadelph half life...is that the album with Sector and What They Do on it? Got all the Roots albums.

Yup. I think the What They Do video is one of the funniest music videos ever.

QUOTE
2Pac - All Eyez On Me and Me Against The World....brilliant albums. My favourties.

Yes sir. Pac wasn't the best lyricist but he was influential as hell. He knew how to put emotion into his work.


Good lists overall. Glad to see people on this board have great taste in good hip-hop. Especially RJJ. Hollah!
STEVENSKI
QUOTE(biggeorge89 @ Nov 30 2007, 10:01 PM) [snapback]367868[/snapback]
Yall KNOW that the beat to Invicible by RJJ is FIRE...I mean I got that song in my IPOD and I work out to that



Forget Fire RJJ is where it's at. Although Roy does seem to like having a nap in the middle of important fights so he may not be the best role model.
rusty_trombone
QUOTE(The Original MrFactor @ Dec 1 2007, 09:15 AM) [snapback]367947[/snapback]
Thats funny...

next we'll hear Thin Lizzy was a lyrical assassin...

"I rip when I rhyme,
I rhyme when I rip.
Cause this is the hot fire that Dylan spit."

-- Dylan
Mino
Top 5 is almost impossible but here is a crack,
Illmatic
The Infamous
Paid in Full
Ready To Die
By Any Means Neccesary

I can sub in 36 chambers, Reasonable Doubt, The Chronic for any of the above mentioned except for Illmatic G.O.A.T

34 from CT
BigG
Doe or Die by AZ is a VERY slept on album...
Mino
QUOTE(snoopnick @ Nov 30 2007, 04:17 PM) [snapback]367846[/snapback]
I can't believe noone has mentioned A Tribe Called Quest's "Midnight Marauders" or any of The Roots albums. Those are some classics.

Camp Lo - Uptown Saturday Night was nice as well.

Top 5 IS hard, but if I had to I guess it would be in no particular order...

Dead Prez - Let's Get Free
A Tribe Called Quest - Midnight Marauders
Camp Lo - Uptown Saturday Night
The Roots - Illadelph Half-life
2Pac - All Eyez On Me


I think low End Theory is better then Midnite
BigG
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eICfgxdJXAU

CLASSIC!!!!
Mino
QUOTE(biggeorge89 @ Dec 3 2007, 01:41 AM) [snapback]368222[/snapback]
Doe or Die by AZ is a VERY slept on album...


Hot ass album, but doesnt make top 10
BigG
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WQkQG4k-Z-k

it doesnt get much better the that.....

This is one of my favorite songs of all time...such a laid back beat....good lyrics...AZ's flow.

Mino
QUOTE(biggeorge89 @ Dec 3 2007, 01:53 AM) [snapback]368227[/snapback]
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WQkQG4k-Z-k

it doesnt get much better the that.....


Lol, Nas and Az probably, the Greatest duo of all time
BigG
yup...it is my wish to see Nas and AZ FINALLY release an album together produced by DJ Premier and Pete Rock.

Nas & AZ > The best.

2nd best is mos Def and Talib Kweli
Mino
QUOTE(biggeorge89 @ Dec 3 2007, 02:09 AM) [snapback]368229[/snapback]
yup...it is my wish to see Nas and AZ FINALLY release an album together produced by DJ Premier and Pete Rock.

Nas & AZ > The best.

2nd best is mos Def and Talib Kweli


Is Pete Rock still around, yeah he would do some work with those 2
PR316
Hard to say. But here's my preferences...


1- Only Built 4 Cuban Linx
2- Illmatic
3- Enter the Wu(36 Chambers)
4- Paid In Full
5- The Low End Theory
Mino
QUOTE(PR316 @ Dec 4 2007, 06:30 PM) [snapback]368465[/snapback]
Hard to say. But here's my preferences...
1- Only Built 4 Cuban Linx
2- Illmatic
3- Enter the Wu(36 Chambers)
4- Paid In Full
5- The Low End Theory


All great albums, Low End Theory always gets left over, and that is a CLASSIC
Snoop
QUOTE(Mino @ Dec 5 2007, 06:00 AM) [snapback]368517[/snapback]
All great albums, Low End Theory always gets left over, and that is a CLASSIC

Low End Theory is fucking solid. I'd considering changing out Midnight Marauders for that one.
BigG
I like Midnight Mauraders better...both classics. Love ATCQ.

And yeah Pete Rocks still around. He produced that Gimme Yours track.

Other classics are Capital Punishment by Pun, Lifestylez Of Da Poor & Dangerous by Big L, It Was Written by Nas, and Revolutionary Vol 2 by Immortal Technique
PR316
I always go back and forth between both albums. Right now, I'm liking The Low End Theory better.


Liquid Swords by GZA is another personal favorite of mine. Top quality MCing and beatmaking.

Reasonable Doubt by Jay-Z is another favorite of mine. Dead Presidents II is the best Jay-Z song ever IMO.

Supreme Clientele by Ghostface and DMX's Its Dark and Hell Is Hot.

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QUOTE(PR316 @ Dec 5 2007, 04:51 PM) [snapback]368583[/snapback]
.

Reasonable Doubt by Jay-Z is another favorite of mine. Dead Presidents II is the best Jay-Z song ever IMO.



This, imo has to be in peoples top 10.


It is an absolute classic. Been listening to it ever since I brought it.


Superb flow, delivery, beats....just amazing. This is the ONLY album I like of Jay-Z. His others are shit. Waste of space. How did he do such a classic first album then release fucking crap for the rest of his career? Not one of his other albums are even half as good as Reasonable Doubt.

I've listened to this WAAAAAAY more then Ilmatic.
BigG
I like It Was Written better then Reasonable Doubt for sure.....It Was Written is slept on....Nas was a tremendous lyricist in each track and the beats were gritty...the I Gave You Power track was RAW.....

Suspect:

It was a murder
Jake just hit the corner people swarming
Three in the morning I jumped out my cab like "Fuck,
niggaz is buck," mega bloodshed, the tapes red
I heard some bird whisper, "Yo he should have ducked"
I puffed the lilla, just before I hit the scene for rilla
I'm all high it's late I'm looking down at the fella
Shit's pushed in, ambulance placed him on some cushion
His mom's had a stare I wouldn't dare second look when I murk
It hurt, kind of took it as a brief reminder
that the street's designed to stop your life, plot
The beast in time yeah, cell to cell suspect ass nigga you fell
First time locked in crime stop my mind blocks the frail
Bursting blasting at your forty cal shell, split your dry cell
My niggas never snitch why tell
We roll with no regrets, destiny's, fifty's and equities
Queens'll be the death of me


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QUOTE(biggeorge89 @ Dec 6 2007, 03:46 PM) [snapback]368762[/snapback]
I like It Was Written better then Reasonable Doubt for sure.....It Was Written is slept on....Nas was a tremendous lyricist in each track and the beats were gritty...the I Gave You Power track was RAW.....

Suspect:

It was a murder
Jake just hit the corner people swarming
Three in the morning I jumped out my cab like "Fuck,
niggaz is buck," mega bloodshed, the tapes red
I heard some bird whisper, "Yo he should have ducked"
I puffed the lilla, just before I hit the scene for rilla
I'm all high it's late I'm looking down at the fella
Shit's pushed in, ambulance placed him on some cushion
His mom's had a stare I wouldn't dare second look when I murk
It hurt, kind of took it as a brief reminder
that the street's designed to stop your life, plot
The beast in time yeah, cell to cell suspect ass nigga you fell
First time locked in crime stop my mind blocks the frail
Bursting blasting at your forty cal shell, split your dry cell
My niggas never snitch why tell
We roll with no regrets, destiny's, fifty's and equities
Queens'll be the death of me


It Was Written was a great album for sure. Some banging tracks on it.


For me though, Reasonable Doubt was just a fresh new sound and different to a lot of other albums around at the time. Jay-Z went from Legend with that album, to churning out shit the rest of his career.
BigG
Reasonable Doubt is classic but I'd rank that around the lower part of a top 10 list....The best albums of all time (IMO) are Illmatic, Ready To Die, 36 Chambers, Paid In Full, It Was Written, Doe or Die, Capital Punishment, The Sun Rises On The East, Resurrection
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