BCB's fave Rap/Hip Hop albums poll '18: #40-1 now complete!

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Re: BCB's fave Rap/Hip Hop albums poll '18: #40-1 now complete!

Postby Darkness_Fish » 22 Sep 2018, 09:21

Well, we've picked an astonishingly original number one, which might just highlight our middle-agedness. But it was my number one, and my go-to album still when I fancy a bit of hip hop ranting. Just stands head and shoulders above the rest for me.
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Postby never/ever » 22 Sep 2018, 09:30

Stellar work Ange, thank u!
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Postby Dayodead » 22 Sep 2018, 10:18

Well, only four of mine didn't make the top 40 cut:
Massive Attack- Blue Lines (1991): Which I assume most didn't consider "Hip Hop"
Snoop Doggy Dogg- Doggystyle (1993): Thought this might sneak in, but no...
EL-P- Fantastic Damage (2002): Surprised this and/or RTJ didn't get a few votes...
DJ Spooky- Riddim Warfare (1998) Not surprised...

Also surprised these acts didn't make an appearance:
Digital Underground, Death Grips, Flying Lotus, Jungle Brothers, Main Source, Black Sheep, Digable Planets, Gang Starr, Ice T

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Postby Ranking Ted » 22 Sep 2018, 12:46

Excellent work fange!

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Postby fange » 22 Sep 2018, 13:46

Dayodead wrote:Also surprised these acts didn't make an appearance:
Digital Underground, Death Grips, Flying Lotus, Jungle Brothers, Main Source, Black Sheep, Digable Planets, Gang Starr, Ice T

Yes, absolutely. Gang Starr in particular - i'm gobsmacked that i was rhe ONLY person to give them even a single vote!
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Re: BCB's fave Rap/Hip Hop albums poll '18: #40-1 now complete!

Postby The Write Profile » 22 Sep 2018, 23:37

Perhaps It Takes A Nation of Millions is an obvious number one, but like Coltrane's A Love Supreme topping jazz polls, it's number one for a reason. It's chaotic, forceful, incendiary and at times ridiculous but it still holds up even after all these years. Shamefully, I forgot to include anything by Gang Starr, but I honestly thought they would get more votes.

I think this list shows that BCB loves its hiphop when it's sample-based, and is particularly partial to the Wu-Tang and their offshoots. Anyway, this has been a lot of fun, thanks for putting this together fange!
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Postby sloopjohnc » 24 Sep 2018, 16:58

I didn't vote, but was interested in what came out of this.

And yes, congratulations on the hard work.

It doesn't surprise me that lots of these albums are older, and some might say from the golden age of hip hop.

Hip hop's a weird album genre. Some artists are into them and some of the best aren't. Nowadays, anyway.

Guys like Kendrick Lamar, Wiz Khalifa, BoB, Drake, Nicki Minaj, who seem to be into them and then you have groups like Migos who could seem to care less. And there are so many guest spots on songs these days it makes the head spin.

But I'm biased too. I think E-40 could easily have had two or three albums in this list, but maybe he's just too prolific to be seriously considered or tied to the hyphy movement to get widespread respect. And Mac Dre never really made a good whole album.

I am surprised a Kanye album wasn't in the list. Or maybe I missed it.
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Postby Jumper K » 24 Sep 2018, 17:15

Kanye is not a good MC.

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Postby pcqgod » 24 Sep 2018, 17:27

I couldn't vote for 'Absence' when I think both 'Negro Necro Nekros' and 'From Filthy Tongue of Gods and Griots' are better.
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Postby sloopjohnc » 24 Sep 2018, 17:28

Jumper K wrote:Kanye is not a good MC.


I think he's way better producer than MC, but I don't think he's that bad.
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Postby Jumper K » 15 Oct 2018, 19:34

Here is my submission. Blow me motherfuckers.
Oh, and get Parrafin. Its great.


1. It Takes A Nation Of Millions - PE
2. The Cold Vein - Cannibal Ox
3. Parrafin - Armand Hammer
4. Emergency Powers - Super Chron Flight Brothers
5. Black Sunday - Cypress Hill
6. Long Live The Kane - Big Daddy Kane
7. First Born - Eyedea and Abilities
8. Follow The Leader - Eric B and Rakim
9. The Message - Grandmaster Flash
10. 4th Dimensional Rocket Ships Going Up - The Gift Of Gab
11. OG - Ice T
12. Abandoned Language - Dalek
13. Loc-ed After Dark - Tone Loc
14. Only Built For Cuban Linx - Raekwon
15. Death Certificate - Ice Cube
16. History Will Absolve Me - Billy Woods
17. Schooly D - Am I Black Enough For Ya?
18. Rebel Yellow - Cecil Otter
19. Eat Them - Giraffe Nuts
20. A Book Of Human Language - Aceyalone