Thursday, May 11, 2006

Keepin' It Hip-Hop....

..since we all back in love and shit. (Hip-hop so crazy...)

Here's MTV's Top Ten Greatest Hip-Hop Albums of All Time
(like this chick says, Let The Hating Begin!)

Click the links to get background info & commentary on the selections.


Public Enemy - Takes A Nation of Millions to Hold Us Back


2Pac - The Don Killuminati: The 7 Day Theory

# 8

O'Shea Jackson as Ice Cube - Death Certificate


NWA - N*ggaz4Life

# 6

Jay-Z - Reasonable Doubt


Run DMC - Raising Hell


Notorious B.I.G. - Ready to Die


Dr. Dre - The Chronic


Nas - Illmatic

# 1

Eric B and Rakim - Paid In Full

Fellow headz:
Is there anyone you feel does not belong on the list?
Belong on the list, but for a different album?
Who are some honorable mentions that aren't on the list?
Any new-school additions? (a la Kanye)

Some I think could belong on the top twenty list: De La Soul (3 Feet High & Rising), A Tribe Called Quest (Low End Theory), Mos Def (Black on Both Sides), Wu-Tang Clan (36 Chambers), Outkast (Aquemini), Lauryn (Miseducation), Common (Like Water for Chocolate), there's more...


dpm said...

Outkast gets an honorable mention for "Aquemini" and not "ATAliens?"....
What about the D.O.C. and "No One Can Do It Better?"
I'mma stop. This list is impossible...

Dee said...

being a hip hop head myself......I like your list!!!!! Having eric b and rakim in the top 5...I agree as well!!!!

I am not a big nas fan though............

the chronic was/still is my shit!!!!

good one gurl!!!!!

P said...


Although this is an EXCELLENT Post, this post is wayyy too stressful! How am I supposed to narrow down all the beauties from back in the day!

Big ups to: Illmatic, The Chronic, Raising Hell, Elif 4 Zaggin (hehe) Death Certificate, ALL that. . .

They are just hell bent on putting Jay-Z somewhere on there.


I vote for as well. Hot, Cool, and Vicious by Salt N Pepa.

Zlogical said...

I don't care how they line them up--I lay it out on my personal CD track based on how I felt. Public Enemy was my stomping music, and the rest well they held their place firmly on my CD rack, too. Supa you sure know how to take a brotha back. That's a serious ridin' mix MP3 right thur!!!

Anonymous said...

I would add
Nas - It Was Written
Fugees - The Score
Blackstar - Blackstar

Miss Ahmad said...

Oohh Blackstar for sure, and as for Jay Z I would go The Dynasty with Kanye's first track and the early Neptunes tracks.

don't front on the Beastie Boys Licensed to Ill...Paul Revere changed my life!

I don't know how I feel about NWA, except for The Boyz in the Hood!

I don't think the list is complete without the Fugees, but that's just me. I could certainly lose Nas for the Fugees, if not Jay Z!

But I'm no Hip Hop head this is just what I like!

Supa said...

DANG how could I forget the FUGEES?!! I'm trippin'!!

Thanks Glam & Epsilonicus!

Strick'N said...

First things first, I love this site. I'm glad i stumbled up on ya gyrl.

Now, blame it on me being an 80's baby but I loved "Stillmatic" more than i did Illmatic.

And Jay has about 3 classics under his belt. He turned me on the whole Hip Hop thing.

Single Ma said...

Will the REAL hip hop headz please stand up?!?! LMAO I was a 80s baby so I luv the old skool.

What happen to KRS-1 < that fool dropped hits with a message?

Milk & Gizmo from Audio 2 < you know "Top Billin" was the shyt!

Roxanne Shante < remember her and the "Real Roxanne" used to battle rap LOL.

Biz Markie < cuz nobody beats the Biz.

MC Lyte, Dougie I could keep going. I still got my record crate. Had to dust it off when I moved. LOL

Oh yea, wassup Sup? *wavin*

Just checkin in. Miss ya!

African girl, American world said...

unacceptable! L Boogie Top 20? Top 10 fo sho and yes you IS tripping The Fugees need to be in there :)

And the husband would absolutely have you commited for not having KRS-1 on your list.

can we have a list just for cuteness and add my baby daddy Common? I'm just saying......

Miss Ahmad said...

ooh Biz Markie!

He actually made a better DJ than he did a rapper to me. damn I can remember parties that I he spun at that I danced so hard I literally thought I was gonna hurt somebody...can't get off the dance floor, every song is my favorite song kinda hurt somebody!

damn! I still need to go dancing!

Supa said...

I came in the door/I said it before/I never let the mic magnitize me no more/
But it's biting me, fighting me, inviting me to rhyme
I can't hold it back, I'm looking for the line...

DAMN it feels good for SOMEBODY to recognize Rakim's genius!!

@ Ms Ahmad - Girl, go dancing!!

@ SingleMa - Hey!! *waving* Man, you took it there with Audio 2 :)

@Mwabs - A cutest MC list? I could do that... :)

@Strickn - Welcome to the fam! But you oughta know, I'm classified as a "JIGGA HATER"

Anonymous said...

Supa...I am new to your site and love it. Keep up the good work.

I am a true old head from Brooklyn. I grew up listening to Hip hop. I lived the beginning to now.

Let me just say that there is NO LIST without Criminal Minded by Boogie Down Productions. That album was and is, one of the greatest of all times. KRS-one is a great MC and that album ended the career of MC Shan. PERIOD.

In addition.....where is BIG DADDY KANE? You have got to be kidding me? Kane is one of the greatest and a master at performing live.

And I agree that Lauryn Hill, the one of the greatest hip-hop albums of all time.

I could go on all day....


Knockout Zed said...

KRS-One has two, not one, TWO albums that could both be on this list, Criminal Minded and By All Means Necessary. To leave him off completely is a travesty.

But hey, what's a hip-hop top ten without Tupac and Biggie, right?

How the fuck you gon' leave Quest off the fuckin' list? The Low End Theory?

Like Water For Chocolate is THE most underrated hip-hop album on earth. Common and J-Dilla did that shit.


Skinnyman said...

Great list Supa, but I think the wrong Run DMC album is in there! Their self-titled debut album and King of Rock were both groundbreaking. And what about Criminal Minded, By All Means Necessary) and Radio?

Skinnyman said...

oh yeah, and Doggystyle

Supa said...

Okay beautiful people - this is not MY list, it's MTV's list!!!

Maybe I'll do an update with my own pics, but I agree - a TOP TEN is just too hard to configure, I think it should be TOP 20 to it justice.


Almost thought about including Doggystyle - but it fell just *thismuch* short...

And, I'm SURE I'm biased, but THE CHRONIC would hold the #1 spot for me.

Joel Randell said...

good list here supa. one of the more original lists i've seen, therefore i wouldn't change a thing. everyone on there is valid.

your blog is dope! i'm mos def linking you this weekend . . .

Supa said...

Hey Joel & BklynAKA! Welcome!

dp said...

this was a nice fun post Soup, makes me want to dance today. oh yeah, I will be dancing tonite to stevie mother effin wonder.

are you and the WCBH cartel getting together tonite to resume your plans to take over the internets and bring ruin to Lola's?

whatever mix you get into have fun and be safe

i am she said...

That's so crazy and beautifully odd, because I just added Nas's "Illmatic" to the ipod spin lol!

Hummingbyrd said...

36 Chambers.

3 Feet High and Rising.

Midnight Marauders.

Enta 'da Stage.

Anonymous said...

Ok, how'd I miss this sheyot??? Nice post, girl. I agree with you all the way!