The Hip-Hop Appreciation Thread

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edited July 2012 in History of Rock
||| Essentials: Classic Hip-Hop

2 Live Crew - Is What We Are
Beastie Boys - Paul's Boutique
DJ Jazy Jeff & the Fresh Prince - Rock the House
Grandmaster Flash & the Furious Five - The Message
LL Cool J - Radio
Queen Latifah - All Hail the Queen
Run DMC - Raising Hell
The Sugarhill Gang - The Sugarhill Gang
Ultramagnetic MCs - Critical Beatdown
Young MC - Stone Cold Rhymin'


||| Essentials: Hardcore Hip-Hop

2pac - Me Against the World
Dr. Dre - The Chronic
Ice Cube - Death Certificate
Ice T - OG, Original Gangster
Jay-Z - Reasonable Doubt
Mobb Deep - The Infamous...
NWA - Straight Outta Compton
The Notorious BIG - Ready to Die
Snoop Dogg - Doggystyle
Wu-Tang Clan - Enter the Wu-Tang (36 Chambers)


||| Essentials: Conscious Hip-Hop

Del tha Funkee Homosapien - I Wish My Brother George Was Here
Fugees - The Score
Goodie Mob - Soul Food
Jurassic 5 - Quality Control
Kanye West - The College Dropout
Mos Def - Black on Both Sides
Nas - Illmatic
Outkast - Aquemini
The Pharcyde - Labcabincalifornia
Public Enemy - It Takes a Nation of Millions to Hold Us Back


||| Essentials: Jazz-Hop

A Tribe Called Quest - The Low End Theory
Arts the Beatdoctor - Transitions
Common - Resurrection
De La Soul - Buhloone Mind State
Digable Planets - Blowout Comb
Gang Starr - Step In the Arena
Nujabes - Metaphorical Music
Organized Konfusion - Stress: the Extinction Agenda
The Roots - Things Fall Apart
Madlib - Shades of Blue

||| Essentials: Trip-Hop

Blockhead - Downtown Science
DJ Krush - Meiso
DJ Shadow - Endtroducing...
Earthling - Radar
Massive Attack - Mezzanine
Morcheeba - Big Calm
Pelican City - Rhode Island
Portishead - Dummy
Tricky - Maxinquaye
Wax Tailor - Tales of the Forgotten Melodies


||| Essentials: Abstract Hip-Hop

Aesop Rock - Labor Days
Atmosphere - God Loves Ugly
Blackalicious - Blazing Arrow
Busdriver - Fear of a Black Tangent
Cannibal Ox - The Cold Vein
Company Flow - Funcrusher Plus
Dalek - Absence
Dr. Octagon - Dr. Octagonecologyst
Madvillain - Madvillainy
MF Doom - Operation: Doomsday

||| AOTW

8/15: Dessa - A Badly Broken Code
8/22: Gangstagrass Gangstagrass
8/29: Optimus Rhyme - School the Indie Rockers
9/5: Abstract Rude - Rejuvenation
9/12: Black Eyed Peas - Behind the Front
9/19: Fugees - Blunted on Reality
9/26: Talib Kweli - Eardrum
10/3: Bubba Sparxxx - Deliverance
10/10: Atmosphere - Seven's Travels
10/17: The Disposable Heroes of Hiphoprisy - Hypocrisy is the Greatest Luxury
10/24:Brother Ali - The Undisputed Truth
10/31: Sage Francis - Personal Journals
11/7: The Mighty Underdogs - Droppin' Science Fiction
11/14: K-OS - Yes!
11/21: Nas - Hip-Hop is Dead

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