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Greatest Hip-Hop tracks of all time....

denirobob

IBERIAN PRIMERA
28 June 2002
Henley, Oxfordshire
Here's a starter for 10, well actually 13. you may have noticed i'm not a big fan of anything particularly recent. Maybe i'm just getting old or maybe rap really was better back then..... i'm inclined to belive the latter.

in no particular order...

Straight Outta Compton - NWA
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nkPb4s0-QcI

Black Sheep - The Choice Is Yours http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nGwonG3iGaI

EPMD feat. K-Solo & Redman - Head banger http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IHWl3ME3xG0

Wu-Tang Clan - 4th chamber
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mJaPkMAib7I&mode=related&search=

Wu-Tang Clan - Triumph
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pc9QxSi5aE4

Wu-Tang Clan - Reunited http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TTEuO0CnTmc&mode=related&search=

Paris - The Days of Old
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=68P5StquoYE

Eric B. & Rakim - Juice (Know The Ledge) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NNBjKWV65Qc&mode=related&search=

Kool G Rap & DJ Polo - Streets Of New York http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MuZcbZBwwpY

Geto Boyz - my mind is' playin tricks on me http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oi0SiUUiCUc -

Pete Rock & CL Smooth :They Reminisce Over You (TROY) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wpXRQVuWGbA

GZA- Duel of the iron mic (feat. Masta Killa, ODB & Ins) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UtnVKiiKC4U&mode=related&search=

Nas - If I Ruled The World
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nMn2cCBwH18

Lords of the Underground - Chief Rocka
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YFbLRZCExBk


cheers

db
 

Stringer Bell

Banned
12 February 2005
London
That album cover makes me vomit!

You know something i've never listened to geto boys album before.

I've listened to scarface, though it was mostly because i head jay-z and beanie sigel on the guess who's back track. The fix was a album i enjoyed listening to even though i was 14 or 15 at the year it came out (the music i listened to at that time was a bit immature, if thats the word for it).
 

Ad16

Premiership
13 November 2006
LMAO at that cover. :lol:

Not particularly clued up on Rap. But as long as the lyrics are strong I like it. :)
 
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rockykabir

hello
30 March 2003
London -> New York -> San Francisco
Liverpool FC
I've completely lost track of hip hop these days - but Nas' Illmatic and Snoop's Doggystyle will always be present in my collection.

People talk about music piracy - but is it not the case that the quality of music (generally) these days is a bit crap and hence people aren't willing to pay for mediocre stuff?

I remember copying the abovementioned albums from a mate in school, and then buying a pirated copy from a dodgy lad....and then buying a legitimate CD as I absolutely loved the tracks(!). I now shamefully have the respected Anniversary CDs :D
 

Stringer Bell

Banned
12 February 2005
London
Ps - if you are gonna get one classic album (that you might not already have, this is it...)



http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Liquid_Swords
Hey denirobob i already got that album! ;)

I bought it about two years ago...there is a song on there which is going to be in my 10 best hip hop track list (when i write it up)....there is another GZA song i like called animal planet from the legends of the liquid swords album thats also in the list.
 

Stringer Bell

Banned
12 February 2005
London
Anyways here are my greatest hip/hop track of all time (in no particular order):

Eminem - Rock Bottom (The Slim Shady LP)

Eminem - When The Music Stops (The Eminem Show)

The Roots - What They Do (Illadelph Halflife)

Akinyele - Put It In Your Mouth (Aktapuss The Soundtrack)

Jay-Z - Politics As Usual (Reasonable Doubt)

Jay-Z - Renagade (Blueprint)

Nas - It Ain't Hard To Tell (Illmatic)

GZA - Shadow Boxing (Liquid Swords)

GZA - Animal Planet (Return Of The Liquid Swords)

The Notorious B.I.G. - Sky's the Limit (Life After Death)

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There are lot of songs that i like that could be in there but these are my greatest for now.
 
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Simmsm88

League 2
29 July 2003
Jeru The Damaja - Ain't the Devil Happy

Redman - Tonight's Da Night

Nas - Like all of his songs

Jay Z - The Watcher pt II

Outkast - Gangsta Shit and several others

GZA - Liquid Swords

GZA - B.I.B.L.E.

Ghostface Killah - Winter Warz, Daytona 500, Run

Pharoahe Monch - Simon Says

Rakim - New York, The Saga Begins

Big L - Da Graveyard

Black Star - Theives in the night

Bone Thugs - Thuggish Ruggish Bone

Cormega

Dead Prez - Hip Hop

Mobb Deep - Shook Ones pt. II
 
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Simmsm88

League 2
29 July 2003
AZ - Sugar Hill

Jeru The Damaja - Jungle Music

Wu-Tang Clan - Triumph

Wu-Tang Clan - C.R.E.A.M.

The Firm - Phone Tap

Notorious B.I.G. - Victory

Binary Star - Reality Check

Pharcyde - Otha Fish, Runnin, Passing Me By

Public Enemy - Rebel Without A Pause
 

Stan

Allez les Lionceaux !!!
12 September 2002
Hey Db, never realised you were into Hip-Hop...
I'm not much of an hip-hop listener, but i do love everything by the Roots...
Also Jazzmatazz.
 

IceMan_Bergkamp

Total Football
9 December 2002
London, Toronto
Arsenal
Common - Resurrection (Extra P remix)
Brand Nubian - Slow Down
EPMD - So Whatcha Sayin
GZA - 4th Chamber/Duel of the Iron Mic
Bush Babees - We Run Tings
The Roots - Proceed
Jeru Da Damaja - Come Clean
Nas - NY State of Mind
Main Source - Lookin at the front door
Organised Konfusion - Walk into the Sun
Capone N Noreaga - T.O.N.Y
M.O.P. - Downtown Swinga
Lords Of The Underground - Chief Rocka
Redman - Dare Iz a Darkside (the whole LP)
Little Brother - Tha Listenin' (Whole LP)
Cypress Hill - Real Estate (video version - "duck down, holmes hit the ground, that's what you get when you f*ck with the brown"
Kid Frost - La Raza
NWA - Always into Summin
Blackmoon - Reality (killing every n' in sight)
Smif N' Wessun - Soundbwoy Buriell
Heltak Skeltah - Let the Brains Blow/Operation Lockdown
Lost Boyz - Renee (feel the pain on this one)
AZ - Rather Unique
KRS One - Bridge is Over
3rd Bass - GasFace
KMD - anything off the first LP
Show and AG - Next Level (DJ Premier Remix)
Gangstarr - Just to get a Rep/Words i Manifest
Audio Two - Top Billin'
Big Daddy Kane - Warm it up Kane
Lord Finesse - Yes You May
Fat Joe - Keep It Real
Big Pun - 100%
Big L - Devils Son
Biggie/Sadat X - Come on
Mobb Deep - Trife Life
Youngstas - Mic Checka
Das Efx - They want Efx
Diamond D - Check 1,2
Intelligent Hoodlum - Grand Groove
OC - Times Up (big up Juveboy for the LP in Unity Records 1994)
King Just - Warriors Drum
Tribe Called Quest - Lyrics to Go
Leaders of the New School - What's Next
Eric B and Rakim - Juice (Know the Ledge)
Kool G Rap - Streets of New York
Raekwon / Ghostface - Can it be so simple
Biggie - Unbelievable
Pete Rock and CL Smooth - T.R.O.Y
Bas Blasta - Dangerous
Pharcyde - Passin' Me By
Masta Ace - Letter to the Betta
Murs - Murrays Revenge
Rampage - Wild for the night
Big Noyd - Recognize and Realize
Blahzay Blahzay - Danger
Trigga the Gambler/Smooth the Hustler - Broken English
BDP - My Philosophy
Ed OG and the Bulldogs - I gotta have it
Ahmad/Ras Kass/Saafir - Come Widdit
Illegal - Back in the Day (remix)
Akinyele - The Bomb
Alkaholiks - Make Room
Mic Geronimo - Shits Real
Group Home - Livin' Proof
Ill Al Skratch - Don't Shut Down on a Playa
E40 - Sprinkle Me
Geto Boys - Minds playing tricks on me
Kurious - I'm Kurious
Outkast - Elevators


So so so many more. Can't believe this music ruled my life before the industry and 50c*nt messed it all up...
 

BumperMan

Champions League
20 June 2005
North America
Legia Warsaw
Common - Resurrection (Extra P remix)
Brand Nubian - Slow Down
EPMD - So Whatcha Sayin
GZA - 4th Chamber/Duel of the Iron Mic
Bush Babees - We Run Tings
The Roots - Proceed
Jeru Da Damaja - Come Clean
Nas - NY State of Mind
Main Source - Lookin at the front door
Organised Konfusion - Walk into the Sun
Capone N Noreaga - T.O.N.Y
M.O.P. - Downtown Swinga
Lords Of The Underground - Chief Rocka
Redman - Dare Iz a Darkside (the whole LP)
Little Brother - Tha Listenin' (Whole LP)
Cypress Hill - Real Estate (video version - "duck down, holmes hit the ground, that's what you get when you f*ck with the brown"
Kid Frost - La Raza
NWA - Always into Summin
Blackmoon - Reality (killing every n' in sight)
Smif N' Wessun - Soundbwoy Buriell
Heltak Skeltah - Let the Brains Blow/Operation Lockdown
Lost Boyz - Renee (feel the pain on this one)
AZ - Rather Unique
KRS One - Bridge is Over
3rd Bass - GasFace
KMD - anything off the first LP
Show and AG - Next Level (DJ Premier Remix)
Gangstarr - Just to get a Rep/Words i Manifest
Audio Two - Top Billin'
Big Daddy Kane - Warm it up Kane
Lord Finesse - Yes You May
Fat Joe - Keep It Real
Big Pun - 100%
Big L - Devils Son
Biggie/Sadat X - Come on
Mobb Deep - Trife Life
Youngstas - Mic Checka
Das Efx - They want Efx
Diamond D - Check 1,2
Intelligent Hoodlum - Grand Groove
OC - Times Up (big up Juveboy for the LP in Unity Records 1994)
King Just - Warriors Drum
Tribe Called Quest - Lyrics to Go
Leaders of the New School - What's Next
Eric B and Rakim - Juice (Know the Ledge)
Kool G Rap - Streets of New York
Raekwon / Ghostface - Can it be so simple
Biggie - Unbelievable
Pete Rock and CL Smooth - T.R.O.Y
Bas Blasta - Dangerous
Pharcyde - Passin' Me By
Masta Ace - Letter to the Betta
Murs - Murrays Revenge
Rampage - Wild for the night
Big Noyd - Recognize and Realize
Blahzay Blahzay - Danger
Trigga the Gambler/Smooth the Hustler - Broken English
BDP - My Philosophy
Ed OG and the Bulldogs - I gotta have it
Ahmad/Ras Kass/Saafir - Come Widdit
Illegal - Back in the Day (remix)
Akinyele - The Bomb
Alkaholiks - Make Room
Mic Geronimo - Shits Real
Group Home - Livin' Proof
Ill Al Skratch - Don't Shut Down on a Playa
E40 - Sprinkle Me
Geto Boys - Minds playing tricks on me
Kurious - I'm Kurious
Outkast - Elevators


So so so many more. Can't believe this music ruled my life before the industry and 50c*nt messed it all up...
:applause::applause::applause::applause::applause::applause::applause::applause::applause::applause::applause::applause:
 

Vannizzlefashizzal

TWENTYTIMES!!!!
31 October 2002
Can't believe this music ruled my life before the industry and 50c*nt messed it all up...
Truth!!

I was a true hip hop junkie....

still am I s'pose just not for 99% of the stuff that gets churned out....

Anywayz I see a few Wu listeners and no-one mentioned......

Only Built 4 Cuban Linx...

A True Classic!!
 

Vannizzlefashizzal

TWENTYTIMES!!!!
31 October 2002
Can't believe this music ruled my life before the industry and 50c*nt messed it all up...
Truth!!

I was a true hip hop junkie....

still am I s'pose just not for 99% of the stuff that gets churned out....

Anywayz I see a few Wu listeners and no-one mentioned......

Only Built 4 Cuban Linx...

A True Classic!!
 

Simmsm88

League 2
29 July 2003
New Wu-Tang album is gonna be ridiculous. There's some of the new track snippet live on youtube
 
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