90's Hip Hop, East: #8: Reasonable Doubt (Jay-Z) vs. #9: Only Built 4 Cuban Linx (Raekwon)

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Which is the better album?
#8: Reasonable Doubt - Jay-Z 173 54.92%
#9: Only Built 4 Cuban Linx - Raekwon 142 45.08%
Voters: 315. Sorry, you cannot vote on this poll (Boxden members only)

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 5 years ago '07        #21
Playa 70 heat pts70
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Reasonable Doubt

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 5 years ago '10        #22
USC 79 heat pts79
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Rd....
 5 years ago '05        #23
_Player2 208 heat pts208
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Only Built 4 Cuban Linx was a better album..

RD did have about 5 standout tracks like:



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 5 years ago '05        #24
WCIB 116 heat pts116
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 ballergenetics said:
I fu*kin LOVE The Purple Tape, but its annoying knowing damn well RD will lose because BX hates Jay and him winning. Regardless, I'm not mad at either advancing.
Excuses being made already.
 07-18-2013, 10:07 PM         #25
The Dark Kn1ght 
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 Califlorida said:
Only Built 4 Cuban Linx was a better album..

RD did have about 5 standout tracks like:


yeah there's tracks on RD I don't really care for much

but the ones I do

that nas verse on verbal intercourse though

I think thats hotter than any other verse on OB4CL or RD
 5 years ago '05        #26
Switchc2390 10 heat pts10
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Damn this one is close. Hard to see how these guys got a #8/ #9 draw..OB4CL probably would have been in my top 3. Gotta ride with that though..just a better all around album. Like said before, it folds out like a story.
 5 years ago '05        #27
ebcrew 2 heat pts
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this one is so fu*king tough, they are both classics, but i gotta go with RD. Its my all time favorite CD.
 5 years ago '09        #28
thegoldenhero 3 heat pts
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"At your wake as I peek in, look in your casket
Feeling sarcastic, "Look at him, still sleeping"

that sh*t is so ruthless
 5 years ago '05        #29
dahabi 90 heat pts90
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yea im not voting
 5 years ago '11        #30
ChickBoss414 27 heat pts27
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-- Only Built For Cuban Linx is a CINEMATIC MASTERPIECE.....The (implied) lack of lyricism on Raekwon's part is a reflective derivative of not knowing or understanding Supreme Mathematics-- coupled with their own heavy slang.

This album was a blueprint for virtually all the Mafioso-styled albums to subsequently follow in its wake.


Only Built 4 Cuban Linx... [is] one of the greatest hip hop albums of all time. With its emphasis on American Mafia insinuations and organized crime, the album is widely regarded as a pioneer of the Mafioso rap genre. It has been esteemed as being highly effective on hip hop music over the next decade, being heavily referenced and influential on albums such as Doe or Die, Reasonable Doubt, It Was Written and Life After death...

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SIDEBAR: The album is also commonly referred to as "The Purple Tape" because the original cassette's plastic was entirely purple; Raekwon marked the tape distinctively as a reference to drug dealers' method of tagging their product, to distinguish it from that of others'.[6] "I wanted to portray an image that if I was selling crack or dimes in the street, you would recognize these dimes from other n*ggas' dimes."[6]

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Needless to say, OB4CL was that work!














-- I miss the days of Loud Records-- as this album, amongst so many other offerings like "Capital Punishment", "Ironman", "Let's Get Free", "The Infamous" and so on, were released on that iconic label. So many classics. So much variety. So many memories!
 5 years ago '10        #31
alogan9225 82 heat pts82 OP
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 hou12 said:
The next round is gonna cause some problems on here though
Yep... next round's gonna p!ss some people off
 5 years ago '10        #32
alogan9225 82 heat pts82 OP
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 ChickBoss414 said:
-- Only Built For Cuban Linx is a CINEMATIC MASTERPIECE.....The (implied) lack of lyricism on Raekwon's part is a reflective derivative of not knowing or understanding Supreme Mathematics-- coupled with their own heavy slang.

This album was a blueprint for virtually all the Mafioso-styled albums to subsequently follow in its wake.


Only Built 4 Cuban Linx... [is] one of the greatest hip hop albums of all time. With its emphasis on American Mafia insinuations and organized crime, the album is widely regarded as a pioneer of the Mafioso rap genre. It has been esteemed as being highly effective on hip hop music over the next decade, being heavily referenced and influential on albums such as Doe or Die, Reasonable Doubt, It Was Written and Life After death...

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SIDEBAR: The album is also commonly referred to as "The Purple Tape" because the original cassette's plastic was entirely purple; Raekwon marked the tape distinctively as a reference to drug dealers' method of tagging their product, to distinguish it from that of others'.[6] "I wanted to portray an image that if I was selling crack or dimes in the street, you would recognize these dimes from other n*ggas' dimes."[6]

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Needless to say, OB4CL was that work!














-- I miss the days of Loud Records-- as this album, amongst so many other offerings like "Capital Punishment", "Ironman", "Let's Get Free", "The Infamous" and so on, were released on that iconic label. So many classics. So much variety. So many memories!
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 5 years ago '05        #33
Philly B 41 heat pts41
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Had to vote RD just because I listen to it slightly more. OB4CL is amazing though and if it wins it's well deserved.
 5 years ago '05        #34
Philly B 41 heat pts41
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And yeah the next round is going to be tough

Already know what I gotta do though :nasmad:
 07-18-2013, 11:31 PM         #35
ManWithoutFear! 
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 HipHopFactz said:
Only Built 4 Cuban Linx

I never got on the hype train (which came many years later) of RD.

OB4CL had everyone like this dude Rae is "damn"

The east has BIG, Nas and Rae
Yeah I agree. That and people getting to hear more of GhostFace. I remember my son from Fort Greene got into a real live fist f!ght with my cousin over who had the best verse on Wu-Gambinos.

Lotta n*ggas I knew thought Jay-Z was corny

I think I was the only n*gga in my hood bumpin that album at the time. But my homeboy would dub all the bootlegs so and I'd stop by his apartment before going to school and just listen to everything Jansport filled with stolen walkmans

Meth k!lled that Wu-Gambinos sh*t tho. lol
Fuhking love that verse!


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 5 years ago '10        #36
alogan9225 82 heat pts82 OP
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this sh*t makes me wanna do double elimination... I hate seeing some of my favorite albums go
 5 years ago '13        #37
Impeccable 219 heat pts219
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Only on boxden would this happen
 5 years ago '05        #38
WCIB 116 heat pts116
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And the leader is Raekwon.
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 5 years ago '07        #39
makaveli_420 
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for me, purple tape, hands down
 5 years ago '10        #40
Mocking Mind 2 heat pts
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so hard :nasmad:
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