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Rap releases in 96- Why it's arguably the GOAT year



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Rap releases in 96- Why it's arguably the GOAT year
 

 
Everybody dropped this year, so many legends, crazy debuts, all forms of rap/ hip hop also.


Release Date[1] Artist Album
January 9 Kid Rock Early Mornin' Stoned Pimp
The Brotherhood Elementalz
January 23 The D.O.C. Helter Skelter
January 30 Suga-T Paper Chasin'
Eazy-E Str8 off tha Streetz of Muthaphukkin Compton
February 6 Dark Sun Riders Seeds of Evolution
February 13 2Pac All Eyez on Me
Fugees The Score
Mad Skillz From Where???
February 20 Ganksta N-I-P Psychotic Genius
Lord Finesse Awakening
March 5 The Conscious Daughters Gamers
March 12 Plains of Fascination Join the Ranks
March 19 Bahamadia Kollage
Rappin' 4-Tay Off Parole
Smoothe da Hustler Once Upon a Time in America
March 26 Busta Rhymes The Coming
Cella Dwellas Realms 'n Reality
DJ Yella One Mo n*gga ta Go
April DJ Kool Let Me Clear My Throat
April 2 Beastie Boys The In Sound From Way Out!
Geto Boys The Resurrection
April 9 MC Eiht death Threatz
MC Ren The Villain in Black
Chino XL Here to Save You All
April 16 Master P Ice Cream Man
April 23 Mac Mall Untouchable
April 24 Esham Dead Flowerz
April 30 Celly Cel Killa Kali
May 7 Kool Keith Dr. Octagonecologyst
May 14 Luke Uncle Luke
MC Breed To Da Beat Ch'all
Real Live The Turnaround: A Long Awaited Drama
Shyheim The Lost Generation
May 15 Messy Marv Messy Situationz
May 21 Dr. Dre First Round Knock Out
Too $hort Gettin' It (Album Number Ten)
May 28 Pete Miser What It Be...
June 1 People Without Shoes Thoughts of an Optimist
June 4 Delinquent Habits Delinquent Habits
Digital Underground Future Rhythm
Lost Boyz Legal Drug Money
Ice-T Ice-T VI: Return of the Real
Kool G Rap Rated x*x
June 10 Company Flow Funcrusher
June 11 Heather B Takin' Mine
Insane Clown Posse Tunnel of Love
June 18 Heltah Skeltah Nocturnal
June 25 Jay-Z Reasonable Doubt
Punk Barbarians s*x, Props, Cream... And The Drama In Between
July 2 Crucial Conflict The Final Tic
De La Soul Stakes Is High
N.W.A Greatest Hits
Nas It Was Written
July 15 Funk Mobb It Ain't 4 Play
Al' Tariq God Connections
July 16 Sadat X Wild Cowboys
July 23 11/5 A-1 Yola
July 30 A Tribe Called Quest Beats, Rhymes and Life
Mr. Mike Wicked Wayz
UGK Ridin' Dirty
August 6 Marvaless Wiccked
Nine Cloud 9
August 13 Akinyele Put It In Your Mouth
Blahzay Blahzay Blah Blah Blah
Cypress Hill Unreleased and Revamped
August 20 Insane Poetry Blacc Plague
Paperboy City to City
Silkk The Shocker
August 27 A+ Latch Key Child
Passion Baller's Lady
MC Lyte Bad As I Wanna B
OutKast ATLiens
September 3 Do or Die Picture This
Dru Down Can You Feel Me
September 16 Big Noyd Episodes of a Hustla
September 17 3-2 The Wicked Buddah Baby
Whodini Six
September 24 Dr. Dre Back 'n the Day
The Dayton Family F.B.I. (fu*k Being Indicted)
The Roots Illadelph Halflife
Raw Breed Killa Instinct
October 1 Ras Kass Soul on Ice
October 11 Grav Down to Earth
October 15 Da Bush Babees Gravity
Jeru the Damaja Wrath of the Math
Poor Righteous Teachers The New World Order
Xzibit At the Speed of Life
October 22 Westside Connection Bow Down
PMD Business is Business
M.O.P. Firing Squad
House of Pain Truth Crushed to Earth Shall Rise Again
October 29 Black Moon Diggin' In Dah Vaults
Da Brat Anuthatantrum
E-40 Tha Hall of Game
Ghostface k*llah Ironman
O.G.C. Da Storm
Yo-Yo Total Control
November 5 LL Cool J All World: Greatest Hits
Makaveli (formerly 2Pac) The Don k*lluminati: The 7 Day Theory
Tela Piece of Mind
November 12 Eminem Infinite
Lil' Kim Hard Core
Snoop Dogg Tha Doggfather
November 19 The Almighty RSO Doomsday: Forever RSO
DJ Shadow Endtroducing.....
Flesh-N-Bone T.H.U.G.S. (Trues Humbly United Gathering Souls)
Foxy Brown Ill Na Na
Mobb Deep Hell on Earth
Shaquille O'Neal You Can't Stop the Reign
November 26 Aftermath Entertainment Dr. Dre Presents the Aftermath
B-Legit The Hemp Museum
Keith Murray Enigma
B.G. Chopper City
December 3 Three 6 Mafia Chapter 1: The End
December 10 Redman Muddy Waters
Unknown San Quinn The Hustle Continues
Unknown Deadringaz New Ringa Order
Unknown Smoothe Da Hustler Once Upon A Time In America
Unknown Insane Clown Posse Tunnel of Love (EP)
Unknown Young Lay Black 'N Dangerous
Unknown Ill Biskits Chronicles of Two Losers: First Edition

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 2 months ago '05        #2
CartelFamill 
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Iconic year
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 2 months ago '15        #3
JRob1125 
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92 to 96 >>>>>>>>>
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 2 months ago '19        #4
Bklynzfinest  topics gone triple plat - Number 1 spot x2
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Nothing arguable about it...96 GOAT year....most classics from all coasts in one given year...

93-97 is the GOAT 5 year run imo....
@ u still had the capital punishment, Canibus' rise, and plenty of heat in 97 too...
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 2 months ago '20        #5
finding formula  OP
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 Bklynzfinest said
Nothing arguable about it...96 GOAT year....most classics from all coasts in one given year...

93-97 is the GOAT 5 year run imo....
@ u still had the capital punishment, Canibus' rise, and plenty of heat in 97 too...
Some of them tuesday trip's to the mall was crazy, especially if you didn't go in a couple weeks. Could legit buy 4 personal classics every trip it seemed. We use to fake catching the bus to school and walk to the mall depending on releases lol

Was before the internet blew up like that, I probably wouldn't of known about a lot of the rappers, outside the 2 hour basement sh*t on rap city tbh. Glad I seen the Ras Kass Soul on Ice video one day, sh*t winded up being one of my favorite CD's of all time
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 2 months ago '15        #6
Macaroni76 
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94 might have 96 beat. 93 is pretty close too.
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 2 months ago '19        #7
Bklynzfinest  topics gone triple plat - Number 1 spot x2
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 Macaroni76 said
94 might have 96 beat. 93 is pretty close too.
As an all around music year across genres, 94 is better...and probably goat of my lifetime with the landmark albums there...u had Nevermind, OK Computer, Weezer I think, Boyz ll men, etc.... but just purely off hip hop, there's about 10 all time widely held classics, a good 5 others that came close, and plenty of 4 mic albums that sh*t on 95% of today's new sh*t (imo)


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 2 months ago '15        #8
Macaroni76 
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 Bklynzfinest said
As an all around music year across genres, 94 is better...and probably goat of my lifetime with the landmark albums there...u had Nevermind, OK Computer, Weezer I think, Boyz ll men, etc.... but just purely off hip hop, there's about 10 all time widely held classics, a good 5 others that came close, and plenty of 4 mic albums that sh*t on 95% of today's new sh*t (imo)
Thatís the truth. Also albums then had longer shelf lives. I remember the Chronic being played not just in 92 but all through 93. Same with Doggystyle. It came out in 93 and banged all of 94. Same with Ready to Die and Enter the 36 chambers. The radio especially late night mixes on radio stations on Friday and Saturday nights was cracking.
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 2 months ago '18        #9
Oswaldgatesjr  topics gone triple plat - Number 1 spot x8
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Man goat year for rap. Damn I was only 7 wouldve loved to be in hs when this sh*t was dropppin
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 2 months ago '05        #10
4REAL  topics gone triple plat - Number 1 spot x4
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In 96, there was the Iconic NBA draft, Iconic year in prowrestling when Austin 3:16 was born, the formation of the nWo, The Rock's debut, the release of the Nintendo 64, the most iconic year of 2Pac's career, MJ winning #4, the debut of Jay-Z's first album in Reasonable Doubt, etc.

1996 seems to be the GOAT or the most iconic year out of all the 90s. So many iconic things happened that year. After 1996, hip hop was never the same anymore. 96 was the last year that hip hop was presented in it's purest form. Once 97 came and Puffy and Badboy took over, hip hop became super-commercialized and very commoditized, and was never the same.


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 2 months ago '20        #11
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 Macaroni76 said
94 might have 96 beat. 93 is pretty close too.
Yeah I seen some good cases for these years tbh, not mad at it. It just seemed like everybody ate in 96, and some of the more lyrical cats was getting studio releases also, from the work they put in before that. Sales might not of been their for some of them, but seemed like lyrical emcees got pushed a little. Was something for everybody regardless of taste in rap music this year

Still had some of the backpack fans taking to the conscious sh*t over more direct emcees/ groups. Still had some people not being open minded about music outside their costal region. Seen it first hand. Ras Kass and WSC touched on it, on their CD's that year. Ala Sonset and NY critics. But in hindsight what a great problem to have. sh*t was competitive also, which made they year great



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 2 months ago '20        #12
WillyWanka00  topics gone triple plat - Number 1 spot x17
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Its a close race between 94 and 96
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 2 months ago '13        #13
THEDONN  topics gone triple plat - Number 1 spot x4
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Goat year hands down

ONly flaw our leader/prophet was a*sassinated

RIP PAC

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 2 months ago '17        #14
Naga Sadow  topics gone triple plat - Number 1 spot x20
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 JRob1125 said
92 to 96 >>>>>>>>>
93 -00. Can't forget the Rawkus albums.
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 2 months ago '14        #15
baskeeyacht 
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Nothings fu*king w ‘96 as a year for hiphop imo
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 2 months ago '17        #16
Its 
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 Macaroni76 said
94 might have 96 beat. 93 is pretty close too.
Came to say this lol
95 was a stellar year as well
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 2 months ago '11        #17
GrindPOWER$  topics gone triple plat - Number 1 spot x11
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so many different sounds
a buffet of new flows
they was rappin rappin
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 2 months ago '20        #18
finding formula  OP
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 Its said
Came to say this lol
95 was a stellar year as well
Bone Thugs and Dogg Pound was still getting crazy play shooting pool and playing ball as a young buck. I'm old but that Dog Food Cd got delayed so many times from when it was suppose to drop. That and the Xzibit At The Speed of Life Cd in 96 also, showed up to the WALL in the mall plenty of times to get the "check back next week" lol. Getting a physical copy of a CD when you anticipate it, is a great feeling tbh!
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 2 months ago '04        #19
Javon23  topics gone triple plat - Number 1 spot x9
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Golden Era of Mixtapes too

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 2 months ago '18        #20
Mr Tibbs 
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I was there.
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 2 months ago '20        #21
AC3 
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Man 1996 was a classic year is sports too!
The Olympics was held in Atlanta
Dream Team II
Dan vs Dave Reebok commercials
Michael Johnson was smoking n*ggas with the gold nike cleats lol
The NFL Draft was crazy with Allstar WR
Check out the Nike releases that year.
Tiger Woods made his debut as well
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 2 months ago '20        #22
HipHop365 
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Some standouts that year, but most albums on that list were trash.
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 2 months ago '06        #23
Badnewz100  topics gone triple plat - Number 1 spot x2
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Lost my mind that year
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 2 months ago '18        #24
MC Gusto 
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 4REAL said
In 96, there was the Iconic NBA draft, Iconic year in prowrestling when Austin 3:16 was born, the formation of the nWo, The Rock's debut, the release of the Nintendo 64, the most iconic year of 2Pac's career, MJ winning #4, the debut of Jay-Z's first album in Reasonable Doubt, etc.

1996 seems to be the GOAT or the most iconic year out of all the 90s. So many iconic things happened that year. After 1996, hip hop was never the same anymore. 96 was the last year that hip hop was presented in it's purest form. Once 97 came and Puffy and Badboy took over, hip hop became super-commercialized and very commoditized, and was never the same.
1996 was a special year
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 2 months ago '04        #25
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96 GOAT year for sure!



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