Chippass, The Bay Area has one of the most fertile regional hip-hop traditions, yet decades into its tenure, its rising acts remain notoriously undersung. Sipping lean truly ruined Sosa. This album let us know to expect the unexpected from Lil B, even more than we previously had. Allow yourself to just enjoy the hysterical nature of a lot of the tracks. Still, the proper full-length studio rap album remains the standard by which all rappers are judged. Until Kendrick Lamar came along.
In 2007, he released No Pad, No Pencil, which marked his departure from writing his lyrics and also a meteoric rise in popularity. In making this list, we took a hard look at the canon, at the so-called unimpeachable records, and artists that so frequently make and even top these roundups. These days, almost every Top 40 song has a screwed up drop or chorus in it. Standout Tracks: The entire thing. Rinsing every effect and sonic possibility out of the decks, he dashes through dance music styles in the blink of an eye. Watch Prev Page 5 of 21 Next Prev Page 5 of 21 Next Ever since his peerless Document mix series kicked off, labels have flocked to Andy for his impeccable skill, style and selection.
From the weird and wonderful crates he digs in, to turning up to gigs in giant animal costumes, he never disappoints. Straight out of New Orleans, Louisiana, his rap career started at the age of 9, as he signed to Cash Money Records. Since 2006, Gucci's released 42 mixtapes, including eight already this year! The fact that he was still hungry enough to put out a hot ass mixtape was amazing in itself. Just when you thought you had seen The Basedgod do everything, he comes out with the whopping 101-song! Beatking, Houston hero Beatking conducts his business — stadium-size, strip-club-friendly anthems — with a specific, rarely politically correct sense of humor. Note: Kevin Durant would go on to blow a 3-1 lead to the Warriors in the Western Conference Finals under the curse.
Released in 1988, It Takes A Nation Of Millions To Hold Us Back was a bold political statement wrapped up in ferocious beats and spastic instrumentals, and would become the album that cemented their place in the unofficial hip-hop hall of fame. Stuttering beats, looping vocals and live remixing with a capellas thrown in on the fly, Chuckie proves himself as impish as his horror doll namesake. This was a sequel that actually outdid its predecessor. Leave a Reply Your email address will not be published. Sonic experimentation is not a concern as much as consistency and plenty of shout-outs.
See also: - - -. The original Gangsta Grillz series only consisted of 5 mixtapes, each being a compilation of various Southern rap artists. He even claims to have invented the slipmat. Cole's a funny artist because even though he's a Gold-selling artist, he still hasn't released an album as good as either of his Roc Nation mixtapes, The Warm Up and especially Friday Night Lights. Death at a young age can often elevate a rapper from modern-day star to bona fide legend. After this, we all recognized that voice.
Recognition has and always will follow him. The fact is that I was pretty much torn between the two for a top spot. The street-conscious tightrope he walked in his lyrics -- criminal, intellectual, everyman, god, all at the same time -- set a blueprint that rappers from Nas to Kendrick Lamar still follow today. While any mixtape in the Dedication series could have made the list, the Dedication 2, released in 2006, speaks for itself. Illmatic — Nas There are few albums as perfect as Illmatic. His music is anchored by his warm, basso profundo delivery and barbs many of which are unprintable here that come on like a combination of the Farrelly brothers and Eazy-E.
Watch Prev Page 16 of 21 Next Prev Page 16 of 21 Next Andy Carthy has never dropped a beat in his life. I greatly favor this one. Nowadays, most major labels are too shook to let a new rapper drop an album without proving him or herself with multiple singles and mixtapes. I'mma go to Starbucks, in the mornin' for some coffee. But suffice to say, when it comes to Cut Chemist, the elements are there. Missy Elliott changed that with her debut album Supa Dupa Fly in 1997. Game — U Know What It Is Vol.
While he immediately heads to the studio, we look back on his Streetz Iz Mine mixtape with. Song after song showed why he had been dominant on the mixtape scene for so long. Today, Keef is an artist who conducts experiments on the fringes. Upon release, it received a coveted, perfect 5-mic rating in hip-hop bible The Source, which was unheard of for a new artist. Having spent 5 years at Louisiana State Penitentiary, the world was beyond hyped when he was released 3 years early March of 2014.