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Hip Hop for your head heart and eardrumz.

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Enter the Wu-Tang (36 Chambers)
Enter the Wu-Tang (36 Chambers)
"One of the most important rep records ever. Started a big trend, what followed got worse and worse (barring decent solo stuff)."
Funcrusher Plus
Funcrusher Plus
"Probably the best 'underground' album ever. Kicked off the whole DefJux tradition. Very hardcore sound, leave your brain running with muck, very relistanable"
Masquerades & Silhouettes: The Ancients Series One
Masquerades & Silhouettes: The Ancients Series One
"Excellent UKHH. This guy has original soundscape type beats and a raw, jedi-influenced style. Short but good."
Understanding
Understanding
"UK favourite - electronic like APC but very British. Good live, they love their music and thats all that matters."
Brand New Second Hand
Brand New Second Hand
"One of the most important UKHH records. A key player in the scene, respected and good dirty dub beats on this."
Liquid Swords
Liquid Swords
"Best lyricist in the clan. Nearly ten years on this holds up as the best solo effort from the clan."
Things Fall Apart
Things Fall Apart
"Phrenology is too recent to judge properly. This is solid - midway between the jazzy organic sound of organix and Do You Want More? (sounding dated now) and the newer rocky sound."
Atliens
Atliens
"Thier best, though Aquemini is brilliant too. Nice sound, two lads going for dolo, the dirty south machinegun style evident with lyrics good enough for you to hit the rewind often."
It Takes a Nation of Millions to Hold Us Back
It Takes a Nation of Millions to Hold Us Back
"If you like HipHop you need this. Where political rap get a huge kick in the arse. Beats insane, bomb squad influenced 1000s."
Paid In Full
Paid In Full
"'Not until youv'e heard Rakim on a rocky mountain-top have you heard hiphop'."
Arrhythmia
Arrhythmia
"Best album before these creators before they split. It came together here - the thin electro funk beats and the crazy poetry."
Jurassic 5
Jurassic 5
"Lost cred now but when this was released no doubt was it good. Chilled and relaxed."
Endtroducing.....
Endtroducing.....
"The most important instrumental hiphop record ever. Legitamised the rushing of 100s of white kids to thier bedrooms to hit the tapedecks - and good thing too! This guy lives for hiphop."
Solesides Greatest Bumps
Solesides Greatest Bumps
"It covers the good points of Blackalicious, Latyrx, Shdows early simpler hiphop beats and some very good freestyle. Lateef is off the hook live: amazing."
Operation: Doomsday
Operation: Doomsday
"This guy is on the up big time. His rennaissance started here in 97: simple beats lyrics more complicated than they seem, some brilliant concepts. Check Viktor Vaughn and King Ghidra."
3 Feet High and Rising
3 Feet High and Rising
"Smack in the face of Gangsta. Started the De La legacy (also check De La is Dead and Stakes is High). New stuff might be rubbish but it marks the falling off of a legend. This is wicked."
Full Clip: A Decade Of Gang Starr
Full Clip: A Decade Of Gang Starr
"Overview of an influencial crew. Premier was a legend out-and-out, maybe he still is. Guru gets annoying with his monotone but nevermind."
Black on Both Sides
Black on Both Sides
"Mos Def where are you? Fantastically comprehensive album, sticks together well, good guests but Mos is the gem."
Low End Theory
Low End Theory
"Get Midnight Marauders too. This one edges it: the most classic jazzy hiphop you will ever hear. Q-tip is a legend but Ali Shaheed Mohammed is the unsung hero here."
By All Means Necessary
By All Means Necessary
"BDP best album."