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Tag: East Coast Rap
Wu-Tang Clan – The W: #452 of best 1,000 albums ever!
Watch your step, kid (yo, you best protect ya neck).
RZA – Afro Samurai: The Album: #454 of best 1,000 albums ever!
When they see me, they say, “Who dat ovah there?” Just a lil dude with a head full of hair.
De La Soul – Three Feet High and Rising: #463 of best 1,000 albums ever!
Everybody wants to be a DJ, everybody wants to be an MC, but being speakers are the best.
G-Unit – Beg For Mercy: #471 of best 1,000 albums ever!
Every hood that we go through, all the gangsters around know my whole crew.
Ol’ Dirty Bastard – Return to the 36 Chambers: The Dirty Version: #473 of best 1,000 albums ever!
Shimmy shimmy ya, shimmy yam, shimmy yay, gimme the mic so I can take it away.
Cappadonna – The Struggle: #489 of best 1,000 albums ever!
It’s not a game – you play chess with life, end up in the flame.
Gang Starr – Full Clip: A Decade of Gang Starr: #503 of best 1,000 albums ever!
Now I’m a start collecting props, connecting plots. Networking like a conference, ‘cause the nonsense is yet to stop.
Wu-Tang Clan – A Better Tomorrow: #544 of best 1,000 albums ever!
The most duplicated, anticipated, validated urban legends in the books with the ones who made it.
A Tribe Called Quest – The Low End Theory: #551 of best 1,000 albums ever!
Brothers front, they say the Tribe can’t flow, but we’ve been known to do the impossible like Broadway Joe.
Das EFX – Dead Serious: #553 of best 1,000 albums ever!
Well, I’ll be darned, shiver me timbers yo, head for the hills! I picked a weeping willow, and a daffodil.
Inspectah Deck – The Movement: #571 of best 1,000 albums ever!
Want to measure my size? I rise above the norm, the urban icon ridin’ on the eye of the storm, fool.
The Notorious B.I.G. – Ready to Die: #573 of best 1,000 albums ever!
It was all a dream, I used to read Word Up! magazine, Salt-n-Pepa and Heavy D up in the limousine.
Method Man & Redman – Blackout! 2: #575 of best 1,000 albums ever!
I challenge any opponent who want to smoke – we can pull ‘till our voice get lower than Tone Loc.
Mos Def – Black on Both Sides: #581 of best 1,000 albums ever!
In she came with the same type game, the type of girl giving out the fake cell phone and name.
KRS-One – Kristyles: #586 of best 1,000 albums ever!
It’s supposed to be about fun and gettin’ the pain out, but it’s all about clout and popping them chains out.
Rakim – The 18th Letter: #597 of best 1,000 albums ever!
Just when things seemed the same, and the whole scene is lame, I come and reign with the unexplained for the brains ‘til things change.
Masta Ace – Disposable Arts: #610 of best 1,000 albums ever!
Ain’t nothing changed: everyone still want the Benz and the Range, everybody still want the gems and the chains.
Mathematics – The Problem: #617 of best 1,000 albums ever!
Can I rise? And get to the laugh, through the cries. While I’m alive, the projects, the hood through my eyes.
Public Enemy – It Takes a Nation of Millions to Hold Us Back: #627 of best 1,000 albums ever!
My posse come quick, because my posse got velocity.
RZA – RZA As Bobby Digital: #664 of best 1,000 albums ever!
The mic is cast to the floor and shapeshifted. Heavy as the hammer of Thor you can’t lift it.
Lord Finesse & DJ Mike Smooth – Funky Technician: #666 of best 1,000 albums ever!
Lord Finesse and DJ Mike Smooth dial up the number of the funky technician!
Mobb Deep – The Infamous: #726 of best 1,000 albums ever!
Stripped down, subtle, sinister, superior hip hop.
Public Enemy – Fear of a Black Planet: #730 of best 1,000 albums ever!
Fight the power, indeed.
Grandmaster Flash & The Furious Five – The Message: #751 of best 1,000 albums ever!
Don’t push me, ‘cause I’m close to the edge.
Beastie Boys – Hot Sauce Committee (Pt. 2): #757 of best 1,000 albums ever
Still making some noise, still hilarious, still the Beastie Boys.
Kool G Rap & DJ Polo – Live and Let Die: #770 of best 1,000 albums ever!
A hardcore underground gem from hip hop’s golden age.
GZA – Words from the Genius: #781 of best 1,000 albums ever!
A genius by the name of GZA emerges on the scene.
Chuck D – Autobiography of Mistachuck: #867 of best 1,000 albums ever!
Incredible underground hip hop with laid back jazz, funk, and r&b influences, fronted by one of the best MCs in hip hop history.
Jay-Z – Reasonable Doubt: #880 of best 1,000 albums ever!
Jay-Z’s debut album has a great blend of rawness and tremendous vitality and energy.
Q-Tip – The Renaissance: #902 of best 1,000 albums ever!
The best solo album by the great Q-Tip of A Tribe Called Quest (and many collaborations) fame.
Roc Marciano – RR2: The Bitter Dose: #908 of best 1,000 albums ever!
Slow-paced, almost hypnotic hip hop prowess.
Main Source – Breaking Atoms: #914 of best 1,000 albums ever!
Old school, east coast hip hop flavor with horn riffs and soul music samples for days.
Method Man – 4:21… The Day After: #929 of best 1,000 albums ever!
High highs, consistently stellar production work, and A Game from our man. That being the M-E-T-H-O-D man.
Redman – Muddy Waters: #932 of best 1,000 albums ever!
Rap music for getting one’s head up.
9th Prince – Prince of New York: #941 of best 1,000 albums ever!
Wu-Tang Clan and RZA vibes await.
Immortal Technique – Revolutionary, Vol. 1: #975 of best 1,000 albums ever!
Smart, blistering underground hip hop with ultra-tight flow.
Pete Rock & C.L. Smooth – Mecca and the Soul Brother: #985 of best 1,000 albums ever!
Old school hip hop with flavors of A Tribe Called Quest and Digable Planets, and that’s just sweet.
The Sugarhill Gang – 8th Wonder: #997 of best 1,000 albums ever!
It’s a fun (very) old school hip hop party album, and/but “Apache” is the towering achievement here that merits best 1,000 album list consideration.