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 Post subject: 100 Most Underrated Rap/Hip-Hop Albums
PostPosted: Fri Nov 19, 2010 8:25 pm 
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100 Most Underrated Rap/Hip-Hop Albums

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Criteria: - These Underrated Rap/Hip-Hop Albums were chosen for being
either grossly ignored commercially or underrappreciated critically.

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1. '93 Til Infinity - Souls of Mischief
2. Breaking Atoms - Main Source
3. Uptown Saturday Night - Camp Lo
4. No One Can Do It Better - The D.O.C.
5. I Wish My Brother George Was Here - Del the Funkee Homosapien
6. A Wolf In Sheep's Clothing - Black Sheep
7. Illadelph Halflife - The Roots
8. The Most Beautifullest Thing In This World - Keith Murray
9. Here Come the Lords - Lords of the Underground
10. Foundation - Brand Nubian
11. Thug Life - Thug Life
12. Tougher than Leather - Run-D.M.C.
13. Capital Punishment - Big Pun
14. Eyes On This - MC Lyte
15. Mecca and the Soul Brother - Pete Rock & CL Smooth
16. Comin' Out Hard - Eightball & MJG
17. Business Never Personal - EPMD
18. ATLiens - Outkast
19. Eazy Duz It - Eazy E
20. The Love Movement - A Tribe Called Quest
21. Da Art of Storytellin' - Slick Rick
22. Liquid Swords - GZA/Genius
23. The Fix - Scarface
24. Watermelon, Chicken, & Grits - Nappy Roots
25. Aziatic - AZ
26. Still Standing - Goodie MOB
27. Quik Is the Name - DJ Quik
28. Enta Da Stage - Black Moon
29. Derelicts of Dialect - 3rd Bass
30. Station Identification - Channel Live
31. Done By the Forces of Nature - Jungle Brothers
32. Poverty's Paradise - Naughty By Nature
33. Dere Iz A Dark Side - Redman
34. Sun Rises In the East - Jeru Da Damaja
35. Runaway Slave - Showbiz & A.G.
36. Deltron 3030 - Deltron 3030
37. Soul Food - Goodie MOB
38. Dr. Octagonecologyst - Dr. Octogon
39. Gorillaz - Gorillaz
40. And the Winner Is... - Chubb Rock
41. Bacdafucup - Onyx
42. 21 and Over - Tha Alkaholiks
43. Ain't A Damn Thing Changed - Nice & Smooth
44. Lost Tapes - Nas
45. Tical - Method Man
46. A Future Without A Past - Leaders of the New School
47. Blue Funk - Heavy D and the Boyz
48. Organized Konfusion - Organized Konfusion
49. The Master - Rakim
50. Kollage - Bahamadia
51. Ridin' Dirty - UGK
52. War Report - Capone-N-Noreaga
53. 613: Ashy to Classy - Field Mob
54. Ironman - Ghostface Killah
55. Trap Muzik - T.I.
56. The Album - Questionmark Asylum
57. Do You Want More?!? - The Roots
58. Scorpion - Eve
59. Same As It Ever Was - House of Pain
60. Ain't No Shame In My Game - Candyman
61. The Natural - Mic Geronimo
62. Stone Cold Rhymin' - Young MC
63. No Mercy - Da Youngstas
64. Jazzmatazz, Vol. 1 - Guru
65. Internal Affairs - Pharoach Monche
66. Holy Intellect - Poor Righteous Teachers
67. Kwame: The Boy Genius - Featuring A New Beginning-Kwame
68. A Prince Among Theives - Prince Paul
69. Thugs Are Us - Trick Daddy
70. The Ruler's Back - Slick Rick
71. 400 Degreez - Juvenile
72. Death Is Certain - Royce Da 5'9
73. Guerillas In the Mist - Da Lench Mob
74. Sleeping With the Enemy - Paris
75. Steal This Album - The Coup
76. Shock of the Hour - MC Ren
77. The 18th Letter - Rakim
78. Dead Serious - Das EFX
79. Home - Spearhead
80. Sons of the P - Digital Underground
81. Youngest In Charge - Special Ed
82. No Pressure - Erick Sermon
83. Fantastic, Vol. 2 - Slum Village
84. Philadelphia Freeway - Freeway
85. First Family 4 Life - M.O.P.
86. Escape - Whodini
87. Attack of the Attacking Things - Jean Grae
88. Industry Shakedown - Bumpy Knuckles (Freddie Foxxx)
89. Blowout Comb - Digable Planets
90. Behind the Front - The Black Eyed Peas
91. Fruits of Nature - U.M.C.s
92. Hello Nasty - the Beastie Boys
93. 2nd II None - 2nd II None
94. Gravity - Da Bush Babees
95. Dah Shinin' - Smif-N-Wessun
96. Cee-Lo Green Is the Soul Machine - Cee-Lo
97. Broken Silence - Foxy Brown
98. Jealous One's Envy - Fat Joe
99. The Ecleftic: II Sides to a Book - Wyclef Jean
100. Close To You - Father MC


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BIG DADDY KANE - IT'S A BIG DADDY THING.

How is this not on here?


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 Post subject: Re: 100 Most Underrated Rap/Hip-Hop Albums
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Yah that one's alright.

Wrath Of Kane blew my fuckin' mind.
Best flow EVER.


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 Post subject: Re: 100 Most Underrated Rap/Hip-Hop Albums
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lew wrote:
19. Eazy Duz It - Eazy E
20. The Love Movement - A Tribe Called Quest
21. Da Art of Storytellin' - Slick Rick
22. Liquid Swords - GZA/Genius


Eazy Duz it is 2x platinum and lyrically weak (Next to an average rap album of the era)

How does it deserve a better placement than liquid swords? It shouldn't even be in the top 50, imo...


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If you haven't noticed this is a bad list.


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 Post subject: Re: 100 Most Underrated Rap/Hip-Hop Albums
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Eazy Duz It is a seminal West coast gangsta rap album. Lyrical brilliance isn't the sole measure of an album's greatness. That album is ridiculously influential, but often gets overshadowed by Straight Outta Compton, Ice-T's Power and even Too Short's Born to Mack.

And "It's A Big Daddy Thing" is a widely celebrated album. It's Kane's best seller, had his bestselling commercial singles and is very critically acclaimed. So it's not really underrated except by younger people who never take the time to explore much hip hop pre-1995.

But this is the difficulty in ranking 'underrated.' Each person's determination is based on their own perspective. Meaning, just because YOU haven't heard of an album doesn't mean no one has.

That being said, this list is six years old. I haven't even looked at it in forever.


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Good call on Dr. Octagonecologyst. Brilliant record.


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 Post subject: Re: 100 Most Underrated Rap/Hip-Hop Albums
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Eminem - Infinite.

I was lucky enough to get a copy of this rare treasure...and I gotta say that Em is spittin' fireballs on almost every track.
Awesome shit, and without many of the corny techno beats of his later stuff.


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Damn, I could name so many underrated hip hop-albums... :confused: Livin' Like Hustlers by Above the Law is fantastic record, so is Season of da Siccness by Brotha Lynch Hung (Literally sickest rap album ever made). Creepin on ah Come Up is also incredible record, EP by Bone, Thugs-n-Harmony.

God, I love 90's.


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Negative Creep wrote:
Eminem - Infinite.

I was lucky enough to get a copy of this rare treasure...and I gotta say that Em is spittin' fireballs on almost every track.
Awesome shit, and without many of the corny techno beats of his later stuff.


Corny techno?


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Timitzii wrote:
Damn, I could name so many underrated hip hop-albums... :confused: Livin' Like Hustlers by Above the Law is fantastic record, so is Season of da Siccness by Brotha Lynch Hung (Literally sickest rap album ever made). Creepin on ah Come Up is also incredible record, EP by Bone, Thugs-n-Harmony.

God, I love 90's.


I agree, I prefer Creepin to E1999


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Georgi wrote:
Negative Creep wrote:
Eminem - Infinite.

I was lucky enough to get a copy of this rare treasure...and I gotta say that Em is spittin' fireballs on almost every track.
Awesome shit, and without many of the corny techno beats of his later stuff.


Corny techno?


Well techno-ish, yeah. Songs like Drug Ballad and a few others whose names escape me at the moment.
But have you heard Infinite?


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Drug Ballad is not techno in any way. (it's also an excellent track imo).

I've heard a couple tracks from Infinite on youtube and while technically Em sounds pretty good on them, the production isn't very interesting at all, and Em just isn't as intersesting as his breakout material.


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Well that's the thing, I really dont care about slick production sound, I listen for the talent being shown.
I like the mellower delivery there.


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