Is 1996 The Goat Year of CD releases?

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Is 1996 The most stacked year for releases
Yes The Goat Year 55 69.62%
No Not the Goat Year 13 16.46%
Tie With Another Year 11 13.92%
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 4 years ago '04        #81
astrotrain 3 heat pts
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96 i was in my last year of highschool i would go int othe city every tuesday and see what the new release schedule was. back then in australia we didnt really have the internet and hip hop wasnt that big so you had to go to the specialty stores to see whats up. it pretty hard to argue with that list 05-96 were probably my favourite years in hip hop.
 4 years ago '06        #82
ginobili 20|m 39 heat pts39 OP
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 astrotrain said:
96 i was in my last year of highschool i would go int othe city every tuesday and see what the new release schedule was. back then in australia we didnt really have the internet and hip hop wasnt that big so you had to go to the specialty stores to see whats up. it pretty hard to argue with that list 05-96 were probably my favourite years in hip hop.
yeah in most of the stores around here, they had a little chalkboard like sh*t, that would have all the monthly releases.... every month that sh*t was filled up with potential drops.... even with some of the CD's getting pushed back, you could still find a respectable drop on tuesday most of the time....

Imo if you had rap city on BET in australia at that time, a.ssuming not.... They used to play just straight rap songs for 2 hours..... every kind of rap also.....Was a great tool to hear some of the new up and coming emcees that were just breaking into the game.... no politics, every cat had their chance to shine....
 4 years ago '05        #83
bobbysteels18 655 heat pts655
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Def a GOAT year mad rap music to choose from lets not forget


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 4 years ago '04        #84
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 lo life dun said:
chino xl is horrible
chino xl fathers day is one of the greastest songs I've ever heard in my life

Chino is nice your missing out
 4 years ago '06        #85
ginobili 20|m 39 heat pts39 OP
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 playa420 said:
chino xl fathers day is one of the greastest songs I've ever heard in my life

Chino is nice your missing out
As crazy as it sounds, I still think a lot of people will never let the chino xl diss track to 2pac go lol.... more so stans tbh.....most hip hop cats still, and even at that time fu*ked with both of them anyway... besides the ignorant cats that didn't listen to random east/ west heads at that time, cause they repped a certain city, nobody really stanned artist

and chino xl wordsmith is one of the best wordplay songs, I ever heard also... .A TON of battle rap cats abuse that angle in sh*t nowadays.... Cat was a trendsetter....
 4 years ago '05        #86
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a classic from 96...


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 06-01-2013, 04:22 AM         #87
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just got your props TCV, hell yeah i remember them joints yeeeeee, was going to post that video

edit: dope af with the HD rip


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 4 years ago '07        #88
MiseryCityTexas 17 heat pts17
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 hshustler said:
98 is seen as the goat year of hip hop wit albums,record sells, and the overall success that year.
fu*k outta here. You just saying this because DMX was at the height of his popularity, and Jay-Z was finally getting recognition in the game. 96 sh*ts all over 98.
 4 years ago '07        #89
MiseryCityTexas 17 heat pts17
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 ginobili 20 said:
As crazy as it sounds, I still think a lot of people will never let the chino xl diss track to 2pac go lol.... more so stans tbh.....most hip hop cats still, and even at that time fu*ked with both of them anyway... besides the ignorant cats that didn't listen to random east/ west heads at that time, cause they repped a certain city, nobody really stanned artist

and chino xl wordsmith is one of the best wordplay songs, I ever heard also... .A TON of battle rap cats abuse that angle in sh*t nowadays.... Cat was a trendsetter....
The Outlawz squashed that Chino XL beef, and they respect the sh*t out of Chino's lyricism. Bun-B fu*ks with Chino XL heavey also. I'm a big a.ss Chino XL fan myself. extremely underrated. He was better than Mobb Deep by far. I heard that other Pac diss track freestyle also where he destroyed Pac on Julio G radio show (hate to admit it).
 4 years ago '07        #90
MiseryCityTexas 17 heat pts17
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 Richie Aprile said:
1996 was cool...but '94 was the GOAT by far..




Ready to Die
Illmatic
36 chambers
Doggystyle
Midnight Marauders
Southernplayisticadilacmusic
etc, etc, etc...too many classics to name
36 chambers came out in 93 n*gga.
 4 years ago '06        #91
servesurite 40 heat pts40
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props 4 this thread
 4 years ago '05        #92
THEINFAMOUS 19 heat pts19
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 ginobili 20 said:


M.O.P- Firing Squad

Roots- Illadelph Halflife
UGK- Ridin Dirty
De La Soul- Stakes Is High



Heltah Skeltah- Nocturnal
Tela- Piece of Mind
Sadat X- Wild Cowboy
5th Ward Boyz- Situations
Messy Marv- Messy Situation
E-40- Hall Of Game
Lord Finesse
Big Noyd- Episodes of a Hustler

Smooth Da Hustler- Once Upon A Time In America
Dayton Family- F.B.I
Da Bush Babbies- Gravity



probably missed a few
I never heard these albums in full.

Never even knew Noyd had dropped a solo


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 4 years ago '11        #93
Giovanni Cassa 48 heat pts48
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 THEINFAMOUS said:
I never heard these albums in full.

Never even knew Noyd had dropped a solo


Episodes of a Hustla was a great album.

For comparison:

I say '93 was better:

Wu-Tang Clan - Enter the Wu-Tang (36 Chambers)
Black Moon - Enta da Stage
Souls of Mischief - 93 'Til Infinity
Onyx - Bacdafucup
Fat Joe - Represent
Masta Ace - SlaughtaHouse
Cypress Hill - Black Sunday
Snoop Dogg - Doggystyle
Ice Cube - Lethal Injection
A Tribe Called Quest - Midnight Marauders
Big Daddy Kane - Looks Like a Job For...
Scarface - The World Is Yours
Geto Boys - Till death Do Us Part
KRS-One - Return of the Boom Bap
8Ball & MJG - Comin' Out Hard
De La Soul - Buhloone Mind State


'96 or '94 are up there too. The 90's were stacked though.


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 4 years ago '04        #94
ImmortalGuru 26 heat pts26
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I know 96 was my personal favorite year for hip-hop. Hell, half of the CDs that came out that year, I still listen to.

Especially that Geto Boyz "Resurrection" CD. Still one of the best CDs of all time!

Still bump that E-40 "Hall of Game" and B-Legit "Hemp Museum" too. Same with that Richie Rich. Everything in 1996 was on point!
 4 years ago '06        #95
Johnny Tapwater 3 heat pts
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yeah...you missing...

Helta Skelta- Nocturnal


That album birthed my style of rap ... and is a personal classic
 4 years ago '09        #96
DJ Geezy 11 heat pts11
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It's obvious the 90's were the greatest decade in America.

Great time to be growing up.
 4 years ago '07        #97
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Ppl say 94. I say 95. The albums where all the heat was coming from dropped in 96. But I must admit, 96 can't talk to both the summers if 94 & 95 wheeeew!!! We were so spoiled! These young kids now are stuck with this distorted sounding trap stuff
 4 years ago '12        #98
ALTheGreatS 23 heat pts23
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So many gems that year


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ALTheGreatS 23 heat pts23
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 4 years ago '07        #100
RJ96 8 heat pts
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 joblakthe1 said:
96 was a incredible year for hip hop! I remember when n*ggaz use to scheme for albums by ordering cds from BMG with a fake name and check bill me later on the application.Then those idiots would send like 12 albums! The first time i did that sh*t and got those cds i was like My mom couldnt believe that sh*t! I remember getting most of those albums in the OP's 1st post off the strength of BMG.

Hip Hop! BTW,Lil Kim should be on that list 2. Hardcore was crazy!
My sister did the same sh*t
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