Lug 12 2008, 17:12
5. CunninLynguists - A Piece of Strange 2006
As you can see, this is still quite fresh album from 06' which one I fell in love with Kno's beatmakin skillz... Album is pure gold, and a proof that south can make classic shit...Imho it's the one ov da best composed albums besides to Prince Paul's... not many guests on album, but all did great job; from Cee Lo to Immortal Technique...
my fav. track: Caved In
"...We slipping far under the ghoul yard
In grim tombs we some dim stars, batteries full barred
At birth, but it's hard to stay charged on earth
Cause world wide like girth, the wise are in dirt..."
4. A Tribe Called Quest: Low End Theory 1991
Ok, I don't got words to describe this jazz-funky knowledge dropping, so am gonna borrow statement I found quite suiting in this case: Cop it new, or cop it used, but do not fail to COP THIS ALBUM. Like a Troy Aikman pass or a Magic Johnson finger roll, it's the kind of perfection that inspires others to reach for similarly lofty heights of repeated greatness.
my fav. song: Check The Rhime
"...Okay, if knowledge is the key then just show me the lock..."
3. Raekwon - Only Built 4 Cuban Linx 1995
For me best produced album ever... As much as I love Dj Premier and Pete Rock, they never made this kind of job on whole album, RZA entered my top5 producers with only this album. Maybe wondering why didn't I put Wu Tang debut...Again, production. Don't get me wrong, Rae is great MC, and some nice guests made and album too..especially Nas, who imho spitted his best verse on also my fav. song on the LP; Verbal Intercourse
"...Through the lights, cameras and action, glamour, glitters and gold
I unfold the scroll, plant seeds to stampede the globe
When I'm deceased, by then The Beast arise like yeast
To conquer peace leaving savages to roam in the streets
Live on the run, police paying me to give in my gun
Trick my Wisdom, with the system that imprisoned my son
Smoke a gold leaf, I hold heat nonchalantly
I'm grungy, but things I do is real, it never haunts me
While funny-style niggaz roll in the pile
Rooster heads profile on a bus to Riker's Isle
Holdin weed inside they pussy with they minds on the pretty things in life
Props is a true thug's wife
It's like a cycle, niggas come home, some'll go in
Do a bullet, come back, do the same shit again
From the womb to the tomb, presume the unpredictable
Guns salute life rapidly, that's the ritual..."
2. Nas - Illmatic 1994
Many people including myself putted Illmatic as the best rap album ever recorder... You really can't argue with that once you hear the album... from number 1 to number 10 track... all classic songs, great lyrics, storytelling, AZ verse, not to say Pete Rock, Dj Premier and Large Pro on one album... you can't go wrong with that... Nas has truly established himself as really street poet...but not quite to make my number one :P
my fav. song: Memory Lane (Sittin in da park)
"...My duration's infinite, moneywise or physiology
Poetry, that's a part of me, retardedly bop
I drop the ancient manifested hip-hop, straight off the block
I reminisce on park jams, my man was shot for his sheep coat
Childhood lesson make me see him drop in my weed smoke
It's real, grew up in trife life, did times or white lines
The hype vice, murderous nighttimes, and knife fights invite crimes..."
you can comment on my 9 top albums, as I plan to give a whole review on my best rap album in a few days...