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  • 20 albums you should be listening to if you aren't already =)

    9 juin 2009, 19h44m

    Abstract Rude, Prevail & Moka Only - Code Name: Scorpion

    This album is fun and light and these three dudes all have great voices. They have a good sense of humor and unique flows. It's a good album to listen to when you are in a laid-back kind of mood.

    Afro Classics - The Classic EP

    Okay technically this not an album it's an EP but it still makes the list. And you know why? Because people are zzzzzzz-in on this EP for real! This shit is high quality and needs to be heard by the world.

    Asheru & Blue Black - Soon Come

    Such great jazzy beats. This album is great for creating a good vibe for a lil get together and it's dope music to dance to. Love these guys.

    C-Rayz Walz - Ravipops

    C-Rayz Walz deserves sooooo much more respect than he gets. This dude is an amazing lyricist and has such a chill delivery. He has a lot of good offerings but I think Ravipops is his best.

    CMA - All Over

    Two of my favorite members of the Living Legends (The Grouch & Luckyiam) make for a dope lil duo. This album cover's the spectrum with sad, happy, heartfelt, real and funny songs. I love albums that offer a diverse trackset.

    Eminem - Infinite

    It still shocks me how many Eminem fan's don't know this album exists. It is better than all his other albums by like freakin light years dude. This is thee album that turned me onto underground hip hop forever. If you have never heard this you better figure out a way to get your hands on it because it will change your whole rating system for what good hip hop should sound like.

    Felt - Felt Vol. 2: A Tribute to Lisa Bonet

    Alright if you haven't jumped on the Felt bandwagon yet then you need to because Slug & Murs are two of the realest in the game. And together they equal pure dopeness. I know a lot of people prefer Felt Vol. 1: A Tribute to Christina Ricci (which is also great) but I like the production on Volume 2 a little better. The beats for "Morris Day", "Marvin Gaye" give me chills! In a good way of course. And the lyrics in "The Biggest Lie" will hit you at your core.

    Grieves - Irreversible

    Ahhh this dude has talent...more people need to recognize. Granted he has some songs that make you go hmmmm. But most of his songs make you go wowwwww...beats & lyrics are both on point and sometimes downright amazing.

    The Grouch - Crusader For Justice

    Oh The Grouch...one of my favorite rappers of all time. So insightful and really seems to understand the essence of life itself. It's hard to pick out just one of his albums but for me Crusader for Justice just barely edges out the rest. Such a great positve message and good production to match.

    Jazz Liberatorz - Clin d'oeil

    If you want some dope jazz-hop then you have found the right group. You cannot help but bob your head when you hear this offering. This is the kind of album you listen to and remember exactly why you love hip hop as much as you do.

    Luckyiam - Most likely to succeed

    Lucky has a bunch of dope albums but I'm recommending this one cuz I think it was highly slept on. You wanna hear a heartfelt album then this is the one for you...Dude puts himself out there for real and is not afraid to expose all his faults and the mistakes he's made along the way. This album is easy to relate to because it comes from the heart.

    Marco Polo - Port Authority

    Holy beats!...Marco Polo is a master at his craft and this album has great guest appearences from Masta Ace to Large Professor to O.C. to Buckshot...told you they were great :-)

    MF Grimm - The Hunt for the Gingerbread Man

    If you like concept albums this is a great one to check out. All the songs have to do with the Gingerbread man but instead of being a light frou-frou album this shit comes raw. And the shit is hilarious.

    One Be Lo - S.O.N.O.G.R.A.M.

    This is one of my favorite albums of all time. Beginning to end, no skipped tracks, essential hip hop to bless your ears. Homeboy talks about REAL shit and has a surplus of creativity. This album does not disappoint.

    Pep Love - Ascension

    Pep Love is one intelligent ass man. You listen to one of his songs and you feel like you have just been schooled on some real shit. Plus he comes from a very spiritual standpoint so most of his songs are pretty uplifting and beautiful.

    Poor Righteous Teachers - New World Order

    Classic old school style. PRT is political, high energy, creative hip hop. These beats just make you wanna move for real. The thing I like about PRT is that even though they are political they do it in an exciting way...it's a little different than someone like Dead Prez who just force the shit down your throat. Not saying I don't like Dead Prez but it's just two different approaches to the same subject matter.

    Sandpeople - Honest Racket

    This is one of those albums you wanna listen to over and over just cuz the lyrics are so fuckin cool and creative and you catch a different line each time which makes it that much more dope.

    Senim Silla - The Name The Motto The Outcome

    This album is a fuckin gem that has been overlooked time and time again. I have to say I probably never would have checked it out if it weren't for my homie who kept tellin me over and over that I needed to check it out and he was right. Has one of my favorite tracks ever on it "Brothers Killed Malcolm" but the whole damn album is legit.

    SLuG - Slug is My Hero Volume 1

    Slug you hot mother fucker you! haha just playin but he is one talented ass guy. If you like Atmosphere you will love this album. Its a sampling of more of Slugs crazy, neurotic, sometimes sad, sometimes funny take on the adventures of his life.

    Zion I & The Grouch - Heroes In The City of Dope

    This album will make you go :-O...so ridiculously dope, I cannot even explain. Its something better experienced for yourself.

    Welp I hope you liked my list and maybe even found a few new albums to check out. If you didn't like it then fuck you.....

    No just playin! I am an equal opportunity listener, everyone has the right to their own taste...

    happy listening =)

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  • My top 50

    19 août 2008, 23h37m

    1. How did you get into 29? (Dr. Dre)
    I had a brother who was 4 yrs older than me and went through a total west coast rap phase. After he blasted Dre, Snoop, Kurupt etc day after day I was hooked.

    2. What was the first song you ever heard by 22? (Lynyrd Skynyrd)
    Shit I'm not even sure, probably What's Your Name or That Smell

    3. What’s your favorite lyric by 33? (Bicasso)
    Hmmm I don't have one specific one...he has a lot of good lyrics, he is really creative

    4. What is your favorite album by 49? (Jean Grae and Potluck)
    For Jean Grae I like This Week...I can pretty much listen to that thing front to back..For Potluck I only have one album which is Straight Outta Humboldt.

    5. How many albums by 13 do you own? (Ghostface)
    3- Fishscale, More Fish & Big Doe Rehab....plus Wu-tang shit of course

    6. What is your favorite song by 50?
    I don't have a number 50 at the moment...

    7. Is there a song by 39 that makes you sad? (The Game)
    Don't Need Your Love....and some other lyrics in some of his other songs just cuz he has had a hard life...it's kinda sad to think about

    8. What is your favorite album by 15? (A Tribe Called Quest)
    The Anthology

    9. What is your favorite song by 5? (2Pac)
    Wow that is a hard one to pick....I would probably say Keep Ya Head Up or Temptations

    10. Is there a song by 6 that makes you happy? (Zion I)
    Well I can't say that happy would be the emotion that Zion I usually provides but I guess I would say Bird's Eye View and Loose Your Head make me pretty happy.

    11. What is your favorite album by 40? (Pep Love)
    Ascension...OMG I effing love that album...probably in my top 10 fav albums

    12. What is your favorite song by 10? (Nas)
    Holy hell thats like way too hard to pick one...My favs are Made You Look, Affirmative Action, 2nd Childhood, The Flyest and Just A Moment.

    13. What is a good memory you have involving 30? (Gang Starr)
    Me and my girl were talkin to this guy about underground hip hop and he said his favorite artists were Kanye, Lupe, Talib and Common...I started giving him so much shit and I was like fuck that, that isn't even underground and my friend smiled at him and was like don't worry about her she gives everyone shit unless their answer is Gang Starr hahahaha....I was like FUCK YA!

    14. What is your favorite song by 38? (Akrobatik)
    Remind my Soul....ahhh I love that song soooo much...pure hip hop right there

    15. Is there a song by 19 that makes you happy? (Grateful Dead)
    oooh theres a bunch...but definitely One More Saturday Night and Good Lovin

    16. How many times have you seen 25 live? (Redman)
    Once at Rock the Bells a few yrs ago in San Bernadino....homeboy is so sicc live. HIs crazy ass personality totally comes out when he is on stage...I get to see him again this weekend!! Whattttt

    17. What is the first song you ever heard by 23? (One Be Lo)
    enecS ehT nO kcaB....sooo fuckin ill. That was one song that majorly got me into underground shit

    18. What is your favorite album by 11? (Living Legends)
    hmmmmm either Classic or Creative Differences....

    19. Who is a favorite member of 1? (Atmosphere)
    pssshhhhh Atmos could not exist without either of them...Slug understands woman better than woman understand themselves plus he is damnnnn sexy...and Ant is a fuckin musical genius and I love how he always is behind equipment sayin all the lyrics along with Slug haha sooo endearing

    20. Have you ever seen 14 live? (Bob Marley & The Wailers)
    =( I'll never get the chance...

    21. What is a good memory involving 27? (Eminem)
    Back in high school me and my friend did a poll to find out who ppl liked better, either Eminem or Ludacris...I was actually rootin for Luda until a few yrs later I heard Eminems first album Infinite and then I was like damnnnnnn Luda can't even fuckin touch Eminem when it comes to lyrics so now I am forever on Eminems side lol..

    22. What is your favorite song by 16? ( CunninLynguists)
    oooooo that would be Yellow Lines off of their latest album....although I haven't really heard many of their other albums but I've been told they are fuckin amazing..

    23. What is the first song you ever heard by 47? (The Grouch)
    Simple Man.....which after hearing more of his songs that was the perfect fuckin introduction to him...he is so chill and wise

    24. What is your favorite album by 18? (OutKast)
    Easily Aquemini..

    25. What is your favorite song by 21? (Beanie Sigel)
    One Shot Deal and Feel It In The Air are both pretty sicc

    26. What is the first song you ever heard by 26? (Murs)
    Dark Skinned White Girl.....OMG and I was forever in love with Murs for finally depicting the story of my life...

    27. What is your favorite album by 3? (Little Brother)
    The Minstrel Show....with The Listening coming in a close second

    28. What is you favorite song by 2? (Masta Ace)
    Acknowledge, Beautiful, Brooklyn Massala, Hold U....man I like every fuckin Masta Ace Song...

    29. What was the first song you ever heard by 32? (Ginuwine)
    Pony hahaha...I was like how the hell is he making those sound effects??

    30. What is you favorite song by 8? (Devin the Dude)
    Do What the Fuck You Wanna Do

    31. How many times have you seen 17 live? (Jay-Z)
    Never....and honestly the only way I will probably ever go is if someone else is payin cuz I don't even like Jay-Z that much...I don't know why he is so high on my list

    32. Is there a song by 44 that makes you happy? (Ice Cube, Senim Silla & Scarface)
    Ice Cube- Roll All Day, Senim Silla- V For Vesper, Scarface- Fuck Faces

    33. What is you favorite album by 12?
    no #12.

    34. What is the worst song by 45?
    No 45

    35. What was the first song you ever heard by 34? (Kool Keith)
    Sex Styles lol...I was like holy shit who is this freaky ass dude?

    36. What is you favorite album by 48? (Sade)
    Best of Sade...

    37. How many times have you seen 42 live? (TLC)
    never...damnnn how come all these questions are all about the ppl who are dead?

    38. What is you favorite song by 36? ( Wu-Tang Clan)
    Protect Ya Neck and Can It Be All So Simple

    39. What was the first song you ever heard by 28? (Zion I & The Grouch)
    Hit Em'....it was live too, that song is sicc

    40. What is your favorite album by 7? (Brother Ali)
    Shadows on the Sun.......def in my top 10 of all time

    41. Is there a song by 31 that makes you happy? ( Evidence)
    Chase the Clouds Away & All Said and Done

    42. What is your favorite album by 41? (Aesop Rock)
    Labor Days...I really like None Shall Pass too and I haven't really heard too many of his other albums..

    43. What is your favorite song by 24? (Emanon)
    6 Million Ways...its kinda sad but interesting

    44. What is a good memory you have involving 46?
    Don't have one

    45. What is your favorite song by 35? ( DMX)
    How It's Goin Down

    46. Is there a song by 9 that makes you happy? (Bone Thugs-N-Harmony)
    Don't Worry, All Good, Thuggish Ruggish Bone and Ghetto Cowboy

    47. What is your favorite album by 4? (AZ)
    That would be Doe or Die of course

    48. Who is a favorite member of 37? (Fugees)
    Miss Lauryn Hill....sooooo fuckin talented

    49. What is the first song you ever heard by 43? ( Mos Def)
    Ms. Fat Booty lol....classic

    50. How many albums do you own by 20? (DJ Quik)
    1.. Rythym-al-ism...so amazing...I need to get some more Quik shit