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SOME OF MY FAVORITE ALBUMS

  • Mar 29, 2012
There are so many great albums out there, some may not be classics but we all have albums we love for what ever reason. From great production to great lyrics, to well just music that makes you feel. We all have certain albums that just have a special place in our hearts. Some you could love over all, others may make you think, some may make you sad or some just may make you feel better.
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Tha Dogg Pound - Dogg Food

Dogg Food



One of my all time favorite albums out there. I remember when this first came out I was all about it because I love Kurupt. We all remember the videos for "New York New York" and "Let's Play House" but honestly every track on here is excellent. Daz's production on here proved Dre wasn't't the only great producer on Death Row. Can't forget the guest production here like from DJ Pooh. Guest appearances from other Row artists made the album great but it was Kurupt who stole the show here in the rap department. Songs like "NY NY" showcase him at his lyrical best while others like "So Smooth" proved he had the best flow.
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2pac - Me Against the World
Me Against The World [Explicit]



The third album from Pac and possibly his best ever as it may be his most personal. Released while he was in prison it of course debuted at number one making him the first artist to do so. This is also the album that would see the hip hop classic "Dear Mama" released as a single. Other singles were "So Many Tears", and "Temptations" which like the rest of the album only added to the over all feel of the album. With excellent production throughout and guest spots from Bay Area legend Richie Rich and future Outlawz members Dramacydal.
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Kurupt - Tha Streetz Iz a Mutha
Tha Streetz Iz a Mutha



My favorite rapper came so correct with his second album. To me this is a classic and always will be. Full of nothing but great songs like the singles "Girls All Pause" with Nate Dogg [r.i.p.] and younger brother Roscoe, the title track with Daz Dillinger, and of course probably the most heard and well known Kurupt track "Who Ride Wit Us" also with Daz. Every album is perfect in every way with production, and flow from the first track "I Call the Shots" all the way to the last track the infamous diss track "Callin Out Names". Featuring production from Daz, Soopafly, Dr Dre, Fredwreck amongst others this album really feels epic. Of course the supporting cast would come in the likes of Daz, Roscoe, Soopafly, Dre, Crooked I, Nate Dogg, KRS One, Bad Azz, Jayo Felony, Butch Cassidy, Baby S, Hitman, Tray Dee, T Moe,Xzibit, LaToyia Williams, and Nivea.
See the full review, "ONE OF MY FAVORITE ALBUMS EVER".
4
2000 BC
2000 Bc



The second album from super lyricist Canibus and one of his best for sure. Featured the singles "2000 B.C.", "Mic-Nificent", "Life Liquid", and "Watch Who You Beef Wit". This album fared better amongst fans and critics alike since the production matched his style more so than his first album. I personally loved his first album but people hated on it, Wyclef and LL Cool J or not. This album also would see Canibus share mic time with legend Rakim, Journalist, Pharoahe Monch, Killah Priest, Ras Kass, and of course Kurupt. With those last three it was a posse track which was a Horseman track.
5
Bad Azz - Personal Business

Personal Business



Bad Azz's second album released on Snoop Dogg's label and one of my all time favorites as far as album and artist goes. Featured the singles "Wrong Idea" with Snoop Dogg, and Lil 1/2 Dead, "How We Get Down" with Doggy's Angels, "U Don't Want to be Broke", and "Streetz Illistrated" with Ice Cube. I love every one of those tracks but I hate that Snoop had to put "Wrong Idea" on his album as well. This album is full of great production from Battlecat, Jelly Roll, and many others. Plus guest apperences from Kurupt, Daz Dillinger, Ras Kass, RBX, Sylk E Fine among others add to the west coast classic.
6
DJ Quik - Rhythm-Al-Ism

Rhythm-Al-Ism



One of Quik's smoothest albums ever and his fourth released, features the singles "Hand N Hand" with 2nd ll None & El DeBarge, "Youz a Gangsta", and "Down Down Down" with Suga Free, AMG, and the late Mausberg. Like I said earlier one of Quik's smoothest albums with his signature production style and laid back flow. Guests only added to the over all sound of the album with the usual Quik guests along with Snoop and Nate Dogg. One of the best produced albums on the list.
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Richie Rich - Seasoned Veteran

Seasoned Veteran



The Third album from Bay Area rapper Richie Rich which may be his best, also his only major studio release. Featured singles like "Let's Ride" and "Do G'z Get To Go To Heaven" both of which are excellent show off different sides of the artist. Still it is songs like "Pillow" with Rame Royal and D'wayne Wiggins are what make me love this album. Of course the 2pac featured "Niggaz Done Changed" is another classic, listen to it and you will know why this is one of the main tracks that make people think he is still alive. One of the best over all albums on the list and worth any ones time, pus I am sure you have all heard the "Touch Myself" remix with T-Boz.
9
Scarface -The Fix

The Fix



The 7th album from Scarface and first on Def Jam it is also the second of his albums to receive the 5 Mic classic rating from hip hop magazine The Source. Of course while I agree this is a 5 Mic classic I lost faith in old Sauce mags once they gave Lil Kim's "The Naked Truth" the 5 Mic rating because she went to prison. No hate on her but I just didn't think that was a 5 mic album. If there was any from her that might be a 5 mic album would be her first one. Any way this is indeed a classic from the Texas MC with not one track being weak. With classics like the two singles "My Block" which has one of the best videos ever and the Jay Z & Beanie Sigel assisted "Guess Who's Back. I love the production on both which carry out onto every track. Guests also include W.C., Nas, Kelly Price, and Faith Evans.


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Killah Priest - Heavy Mental

Heavy Mental



Priest's first album and potential best work from the artist. To any one who  has heard this album knows how great it is. With singles like "One Step" and songs like "B.I.B.L.E." [also on GZA's "Liquid Swords' album {another great album}] it is hard to not like this album. This is also the only album of his that had full support from his Wu Tang affiliates. Each album after had less and less from the Wu, but Priest does not need them honestly. Still this is one of my favorites and gets regular rotation from me.

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March 29, 2012
sweet list, Alex! sweet!
March 29, 2012
Thank you Sir
 
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