25 Rap Albums From the Past Decade That Deserve Classic Status

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 5 years ago '06        #21
jj01 
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disgusting list

3, 4 albums at the most deserve consideration


madvillany, lost tapes, the fix, maybe college dropout
 5 years ago '12        #22
Alessandro 
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- How in the fu*k do they include jesus price superstar and not monkey barz, makes no sense at all!

- Ive been saying take care is classic

- fu*k outta here with waka flaka (i feel stupid writing this clown's name)

- there are many albums that are missing imo but i'll just say a long hot summer
 5 years ago '05        #23
THEINFAMOUS 19 heat pts19
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Its so many things wrong with this list.
 5 years ago '06        #24
esvi 17 heat pts17 OP
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 the synthesis said:
lol@black album being the best mixed album

gtfoh

The best two mixed albums are All Eyes On Me and Life After death, followed closely by Dre 2001


LAD and AEOM were analogue mixed, you can turn them up loud as you want they will not distort, they have no peak. Both albums were mixed the same way classic rock albums were mixed, no expense was spared, play any song off them and admire the mix and mastering.

Black Album was hit and miss mix wise, its a digital mix album, start playing it to loud and some songs will start to distort, which seems now acceptable in hip hop...

Analogue and tape is so expensive, thats why everyone now only records, mixes and masters digitally, which is why 90's records always have that extra punch about them. Kanyes first album was also analogu.
i was obviously talking about this decade

no way an album can ever touch 2001 mixing and mastering wise
you're right with that
 5 years ago '06        #25
esvi 17 heat pts17 OP
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 FreshBeatzBx said:
U mean its the best mastered album you've heard? Or like collections of hits,lyrics etc?
well, mastering is not really appropriate either, but yes that what i'm talking about
but then again, i wanted to say this decade
i got carried away
 5 years ago '10        #26
TheMindOf 21 heat pts21
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Get rich
eminem show
the fix
the lost tapes
trap musik
love below/speakerboxx
diplomatic immunity
black album
college dropout
graduation
Madvillain
The Documentary
Be

Thug Motivation 101
F&L
Sean price Jesus price superstar
hell hath no fury
teflon don
carter 3
MBDTF
Man on the moon 2
Take Care
K.Dot GKMC
WTT
flockaveli

The ones in bold

A lot of really good albums and NEAR classics on there though
 5 years ago '05        #27
Switchc2390 10 heat pts10
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Theres a bunch of albums that can be considered..half of the last can't.

The Minstrel Show, Stillmatic, Blueprint, F&L, Below the Heavens, Madvilliany, Disposable Arts, CD, etc. are on the list that can.
 5 years ago '09        #28
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Ecstatic
BO2
Bfk
War angel
Yellow album
Long term 2
Gkmc
5 or better series
mm4
Jwo 1&2
Habits n contadictions
Big 10
rare chandlers
Reloaded
Pd3
Covert coupe
Lords never worry
Hustler's catalog
1999 pro era
Weatherman lp
no idols
Lla


I just went off da dome...I'm not even sayin all these r def classics...the older I get the less I worry about if something's classic or not so I just named some jawnz I really fux wit
 12-06-2012, 07:11 PM         #29
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Where the fu*k is....

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Don't know about this list man... Madvillainy is one of those albums I keep forgetting is really ill. Whenever I go back to it, I'm hooked, and start listening to everything else in Doom's catalog(including the Special Herbs series.) Madlib's production meshed beautifully with Doom's abstract, and monotone delivery. I thought most underground heads already considered that a classic?


Flockaveli? Teflon Don? Food & Liquor? Let those age some more...I don't think either of them will be seen as classic regardless.

List is all over the place. It's like they tried to appease everyone by putting obvious sh*t, alone with newer material that's fresher on everyones minds. a better list wouldn't equal a lot of hits on their site...Not like Complex needs to rely on angry rap fans for ad revenue though.
 5 years ago '10        #30
TheMindOf 21 heat pts21
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 Fly or Die said:
teflon don tho
Teflon Don makes my list for the fact that

1) That album is crazy dope (about 2 levels above all other Ross projects)

2) I don't skip any songs on the album (no skippables automatically makes you a classic contender in my book)


Either way, If that's the only problem you have with my list, then I think I did a pretty good job..
 12-06-2012, 07:42 PM         #31
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 esvi said:
Most of the cited albums were already certified classics for me
get rich (pretty obvious)
the doc (Top 5 production of the decade, Top 20 sequencing of all time, Top 5 mixing of all time)
the fix (really? i though errbody knew it? c'mon it's classic)
love below
Be
TM101
Eminem show (musically, this is another lever, and conceptually thats em in his prime)
black album (best mixed album ive ever heard this past decade)
college dropout (revolutionnary production)

But Flocakveli?
THA CARTER 3??????????? like REALLY??? that's probably the most trash album commercial sh*t ive ever heard

Take Care? too soon
Teflon Don? no. half is pus*y hooks
GKMC too soon.
WTT? too soon.

this list is like a mix between

Yeah definitely!!!
and
NO WAY ARE YOU fu*kIN DUMB?
cosign that
 5 years ago '10        #32
Billy Hoyle 
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I'm done with slumz. Fools out here saying the documentary ain't a classic. Only on slumz...smh
 5 years ago '05        #33
WCIB 111 heat pts111
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 Billy Hoyle said:
I'm done with slumz. Fools out here saying the documentary ain't a classic. Only on slumz...smh


ol' sensitive a.ss.
 5 years ago '12        #34
styxz 8 heat pts
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GRODT is overrated af b. The album was flames. Was...

It's nostalgic at this point. Look at the album objectively, especially considering what else was coming out around that time.

They buggin with a lot of those records actually.

Food and Liquor though,
 5 years ago '09        #35
Ash10 21 heat pts21
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Take Care is no classic, get the fu*k outta here with that bullsh*t, especially with that garbage Practice joint, Drake is 1 of the most overrated rappers of alltime period.........
 5 years ago '12        #36
Code Chaos 8 heat pts
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Definitely Classic - GRDT, The Fix, Black Album, College Dropout, Graduation, Madvilliany, Be, Thug Motivation 101, F&L, The Documentary, Hell Hath No Fury

In Due Time Will Be Cemented as a Classic - MBDTF, WTT, GKMC, The Love Below/Speakerboxxx

Very Close IMO - Eminem Show, The Lost Tapes

Very Good Albums - Diplomatic Immunity, Jesus Price Superstar, Trap Musik

Ok It's a Good Album, Whatever...Not a Classic Thou - Teflon Don, Take Care

This sh*t is Overrated - Carter III

No Rating Cause Never Listened To - Man on The Moon 2

Really? - Flockaveli

On another note:

Notable Unnamed Classic(s) - Kanye's "Late Registration"
Overlooked Albums That Should be Labeled Classic - Blu & Exile "Below The Heavens", Little Brother "The Minstrel Show

Didn't put Supreme Clientele ('00), Stillmatic ('01), or The Blueprint ('01) in any category because we're going 10 years back from today...but 3 classics nonetheless.


Last edited by Code Chaos; 12-06-2012 at 08:38 PM..
 5 years ago '04        #37
DERRTY CHYBO 12 heat pts12
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how is Jesus Price on there when Monkey Barz is 10X better
 5 years ago '04        #38
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 esvi said:
Most of the cited albums were already certified classics for me
get rich (pretty obvious)
the doc (Top 5 production of the decade, Top 20 sequencing of all time, Top 5 mixing of all time)
the fix (really? i though errbody knew it? c'mon it's classic)
love below
Be
TM101
Eminem show (musically, this is another lever, and conceptually thats em in his prime)
black album (best mixed album ive ever heard this past decade)
college dropout (revolutionnary production)

But Flocakveli?
THA CARTER 3??????????? like REALLY??? that's probably the most trash album commercial sh*t ive ever heard

Take Care? too soon
Teflon Don? no. half is pus*y hooks
GKMC too soon.
WTT? too soon.

this list is like a mix between

Yeah definitely!!!
and
NO WAY ARE YOU fu*kIN DUMB?
 5 years ago '11        #39
ImInHerMouth 1 heat pts
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 the synthesis said:
lol@black album being the best mixed album

gtfoh

The best two mixed albums are All Eyes On Me and Life After death, followed closely by Dre 2001


LAD and AEOM were analogue mixed, you can turn them up loud as you want they will not distort, they have no peak. Both albums were mixed the same way classic rock albums were mixed, no expense was spared, play any song off them and admire the mix and mastering.

Black Album was hit and miss mix wise, its a digital mix album, start playing it to loud and some songs will start to distort, which seems now acceptable in hip hop...

Analogue and tape is so expensive, thats why everyone now only records, mixes and masters digitally, which is why 90's records always have that extra punch about them. Kanyes first album was also analogu.

"The notion that analogue mixing is in some way better than digital summing really dates back to a few bad experiences caused by poor programming in those early days, combined with some dubious engineering practices which were not appropriate to the digital domain. Unfortunately, once some 'name' engineer is reported in the press as preferring analogue mixing because it 'sounds better' (in a very particular set of circumstances), the urban myth is established and it is very hard to dislodge!"


 5 years ago '10        #40
Nautilus O 18 heat pts18
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This list is littered with fu*kery

A lot of these albums are good albums....only 7 or 8 are classics.

Get Rich
Dip Set
Ye- 2 times CD and MBDTF
Jay- Black Album
Outkast
Kendrick


Teflon and The Fix are borderline
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