90's Hip Hop Rd. 2, East: #1: Illmatic (NaS) vs. #8: Reasonable Doubt (Jay-Z)

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Which is the better album?
#1: Illmatic - NaS 315 73.09%
#8: Reasonable Doubt - Jay-Z 116 26.91%
Voters: 431. Sorry, you cannot vote on this poll (Boxden members only)

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 4 years ago '05        #41
Philly B 41 heat pts41
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 ByrdManJR. said:
when will everybody admit illmatic is the most overated album of all time?
MBDTF has that title.
 4 years ago '11        #42
whothebestmc 98 heat pts98
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 ballergenetics said:
Goodbye Hov...
let hov down

nas won
 07-21-2013, 11:55 PM         #43
Kreemy 
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The battle against OB4CL went in vain
 4 years ago '07        #44
timdog 920 heat pts920
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illmatic overrated
 07-22-2013, 12:29 AM         #45
Analytical One 
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Reasonable Doubt. Superior lyricism & rapping, and the soul-inspired production will never sound dated like the production on Illmatic.

Premier produced his greatest beats of all time on Reasonable Doubt.

Illmatic has no five-track sequence that can compete with that of Reasonable Doubt which extends from "Dead Presidents II" to "Can I Live".

The most recited and popular verse on Illmatic was AZ's verse, and it's nowhere near that of B.I.G.'s verse on "Brooklyn's Finest".

No song on Illmatic matching the honesty of "Regrets" and "Can I Live", nor the maturity of "D'Evils" and "Can't Knock The Hustle".

Comparing the lyricism, whether that be rhyme schemes, metaphors, entendres or imagery--Reasonable Doubt simply exceeds Illmatic.
 4 years ago '09        #46
UrbanEnterprise 62 heat pts62
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Illmatic vs E. 1999 Eternal in the finals

and Bone Thugs gonna win
 4 years ago '09        #47
trock34 93 heat pts93
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 ballergenetics said:
Goodbye Hov...
Baller


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you know what to do
 4 years ago '11        #48
The One N Only 16 heat pts16
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illmatic vs OB4CL would have been more interesting
 4 years ago '13        #49
Impeccable 207 heat pts207
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WhyMeLord

fu*k U n*gga Puttin 2 of my favs

Farewell Hov

Hov was like Jesus, Nas wrote the bible


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 4 years ago '09        #50
thegoldenhero 3 heat pts
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Illmatic
 4 years ago '09        #51
thegoldenhero 3 heat pts
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 ballergenetics said:
Reported...

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 4 years ago '13        #52
Impeccable 207 heat pts207
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The Chronic is going up against 7DT

 4 years ago '10        #53
Mocking Mind 2 heat pts
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 4 years ago '10        #54
Ant McQueen 16 heat pts16
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Reasonable Doubt
 4 years ago '08        #55
ByrdManJR. 1 heat pts
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better album vs lyrics....elitists can't seem to tell the difference
 4 years ago '11        #56
DesolateOne 32 heat pts32
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 The Dark Kn1ght said:
only one begged the other to appear on their debut with no success


 ByrdManJR. said:
Illmatic is SOOOOOOOOOO outdated..."the beats make me fall asleep I can't call it"


 Analytical One said:
Reasonable Doubt. Superior lyricism & rapping, and the soul-inspired production will never sound dated like the production on Illmatic.

Premier produced his greatest beats of all time on Reasonable Doubt.

Illmatic has no five-track sequence that can compete with that of Reasonable Doubt which extends from "Dead Presidents II" to "Can I Live".

The most recited and popular verse on Illmatic was AZ's verse, and it's nowhere near that of B.I.G.'s verse on "Brooklyn's Finest".

No song on Illmatic matching the honesty of "Regrets" and "Can I Live", nor the maturity of "D'Evils" and "Can't Knock The Hustle".

Comparing the lyricism, whether that be rhyme schemes, metaphors, entendres or imagery--Reasonable Doubt simply exceeds Illmatic.

:walkercm onson:
 4 years ago '11        #57
Giovanni Cassa 48 heat pts48
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 Impeccable said:
WhyMeLord

fu*k U n*gga Puttin 2 of my favs

Farewell Hov

Hov was like Jesus, Nas wrote the bible


HOV LOSTTT!!! Double triple entendre don't even ask me how! LMAO! No impact, no influnece!

These last few days convinced me that camel stans are the worst!!! Worse than Eminem's legion of wiggers and emo f*gs! All 3 Pac albums barely got 185 votes combined, with all the stans on here and whatnot!!! Reasonable Doubt got 171 votes and some people have the nerve to say he doesn't have stans here!!! I'd shank you mental midgets! At least I know OB4CL got votes because it's a classic album. Stannery aside OB4CL got the most votes out of all the albums presented here, so there you have it: OB4CL GREATEST RAP ALBUM OF ALL TIME!

Reasonable Doubt beat OB4CL!!! BLASPHEMOUS!!! YOU CAMELS DON'T DESERVE HIP-HOP!!!

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Jay fans, N'Sync fans. Same sh*t lol! No wonder Hov decided to capitalize on that by doing songs & tours with Justin Timberlake. And that whiny man-bi*ch from Coldplay!


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I wish Eminem albums were somehow a part of these threads so his stans would battle with Jay-Z stans. You can only f!ght fire with fire lol!


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 4 years ago '06        #58
Maddog345 3 heat pts
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Illmatic. Way better album than RD.
 4 years ago '10        #59
Walmart 8 heat pts
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Illmatic, superior lyrically
 4 years ago '13        #60
tez94 12 heat pts12
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RD for me
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