U.S. CitiesCity-Data Forum Index
Go Back   City-Data Forum > General Forums > Entertainment and Arts > Music
 [Register]
Please register to participate in our discussions with 2 million other members - it's free and quick! Some forums can only be seen by registered members. After you create your account, you'll be able to customize options and access all our 15,000 new posts/day with fewer ads.
View detailed profile (Advanced) or search
site with Google Custom Search

Search Forums  (Advanced)
Reply Start New Thread
 
Old 01-10-2015, 02:51 PM
 
400 posts, read 346,448 times
Reputation: 126

Advertisements

For me,

1993-1999:
1. Nas- story telling and the production in Illmatic was impeccable. Everything after cannot match this masterpiece.
2. Tupac- his story telling is as good as Nas but I felt some of his songs were a little slow paced for my tasting. In terms of story telling, I think he may even edge out Nas a bit.
3. Mos Def- BlackStar and Black on Both Sides are great albums. Although I will admit I usually skip a few tracks when I relisten to them. I have 5-6 tracks I absolutely love in each album. Mos Def has a very unique voice and always seemed to have a great flow. He also never seemed to have beef with any rappers and purposely tried to stay neutral and its' evident in a lot of his songs or at least I think so. He's still relevant and making millions still.
4. Big L- I think the best lyricist on the list but he was one-dimensional in his hardcore gangsta rap. Greatest punchline king in rap. Didn't have much time on mainstream if any. If he lived, I do believe he would have been top 3 greatest all time. Talent wise, I do believe he may have had more potential than who I think is the GOAT rapper, Nas. I feel if he had better production, he would have had a few legendary albums. I think he was on pace to sign with Rockafella Records (Jay Z). He was so close to exploding on the mainstream scene. Nas has even said he was "scared to death" to compete with him once he heard him freestyling.
5. Modd deep- The Infamous is a great album. Storytelling is good.

Last edited by mosdefinitely; 01-10-2015 at 03:32 PM..
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message

 
Old 01-10-2015, 03:21 PM
 
152 posts, read 105,401 times
Reputation: 190
Oh good lord, let the floodgates open!

The Golden Age:

1) Big Daddy Kane - Taste Of Chocolate

Did you catch Jay-Z @ 1:52? And the extra verse @ 2:04?


2) A Tribe Called Quest - Electric Relaxation

They never topped this album.

3) Brand Nubians - Wake Up (Reprise in the sunshine)

That bass line? I don't always agree with their politics but the talent is undeniable.

4) Chubb Rock - The Chubbster

Underrated. Nice flow.

5) The D.O.C - It's Funky Enough

Had to include at least one West Coast artist. lol.

Honorable mention: De La Soul, Jungle Brothers, Kwame, King Tee, Geto Boys, etc...

They just don't make funky, uplifting rap anymore.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 01-11-2015, 11:20 PM
 
152 posts, read 105,401 times
Reputation: 190
lol, so much for those floodgates.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 01-12-2015, 01:19 AM
 
Location: Sweden
22,869 posts, read 64,913,446 times
Reputation: 17830
I am not a fan, but I prefer 70s and early 80s when it was fun.
Rap went down the drain the second they turned gangster.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 01-12-2015, 01:23 AM
 
1,198 posts, read 913,097 times
Reputation: 1493
Early 90's

Doggystyle is still probably my all time favorite rap album
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 01-12-2015, 01:48 AM
 
400 posts, read 346,448 times
Reputation: 126
Quote:
Originally Posted by SoLongTexas View Post
lol, so much for those floodgates.
Lol I actually thought this would be a big thread by now.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 01-12-2015, 03:04 AM
 
152 posts, read 105,401 times
Reputation: 190
Me too!


Here's a few more from The Golden Age:


De La Soul - Double Huey Skit


Digital Underground - Same Song (ft. 2Pac)

Love that silly, carefree, good time rap. Good vibes.
At the start of gangsta rap... it was comically stupid.
Then it got serious and dark and not fun any more.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 05-14-2015, 07:04 PM
 
Location: Austell, Georgia
2,061 posts, read 2,831,677 times
Reputation: 1872
90s

2 PAC: straight forward emotional story telling.

Rakim: greatest lyricists to ever live.

Wutang Clan: greatest rap group ever. Many different styles.

Scareface: see 2 PAC

Outkast: greatest duo ever
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 05-14-2015, 11:33 PM
 
Location: Canada
4,290 posts, read 3,942,140 times
Reputation: 2936
Early 90s is probably my favorite era 90-95. I like a lot of 80s stuff too, but i was still pretty young and only had a handful of records back then. Its always hard for me to make these top lists, theres too much Hip Hop I like. But heres my list right now....

1. Diamond-d

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aQ3YTsDc0nQ

2. gang starr

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=izYHIcLVzIw

3. cypress hill


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_2a8x8g-ELI

4.funkdoobiest

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FjvCf0kvuUU

5. bpd/krsone (late 80s early 90s stuff)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cTiD2LFc1T4
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 05-16-2015, 12:36 AM
 
45 posts, read 23,813 times
Reputation: 46
As we can all see here, rap's boat has sailed.

If it ever had a boat.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Please register to post and access all features of our very popular forum. It is free and quick. Over $68,000 in prizes has already been given out to active posters on our forum. Additional giveaways are planned.

Detailed information about all U.S. cities, counties, and zip codes on our site: City-data.com.


Reply
Please update this thread with any new information or opinions. This open thread is still read by thousands of people, so we encourage all additional points of view.

Quick Reply
Message:

Over $104,000 in prizes was already given out to active posters on our forum and additional giveaways are planned!

Go Back   City-Data Forum > General Forums > Entertainment and Arts > Music
Follow City-Data.com founder on our Forum or

All times are GMT -6.

2005-2018, Advameg, Inc.

City-Data.com - Archive 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30, 31, 32, 33, 34, 35 - Top