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THE definative Hip Hop Classics...so says me!

A Listmania! list by Ironmonkey "riqu" (UK)
 
Step In The Arena
1.  Step In The Arena by Gang Starr
The list author says:
  "Stunning. Beautifully produced, brilliantly rhymed. A timeless masterpiece. A work of sheer genius. What else can I say?"
5.99   Used & New from: 2.23
4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (6 customer reviews)

It Takes a Nation of Millions to Hold Us Back
2.  It Takes a Nation of Millions to Hold Us Back by Public Enemy
The list author says:
  "Shook the world. A wall of noise, beats, rhymes and scratches. Banging."
6.15   Used & New from: 2.41
4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (44 customer reviews)

Enter the Wu-Tang (36 Chambers)
3.  Enter the Wu-Tang (36 Chambers) by Wu-Tang Clan
The list author says:
  "Yo! Mef, Rza, Gza, ODB, Deck, Ghost, Rae, Master Killer, U-God....they say the first cut is the deepest. True indeed!"
4.99   Used & New from: 1.82
4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (48 customer reviews)

The Low End Theory
4.  The Low End Theory by A Tribe Called Quest
The list author says:
  "Introduced Hip Hop to the sound that came to be known as 'Phat'. Q-tip's soothing rap style just edges past Phife's to the finish line. Dope."
14.68   Used & New from: 3.45
5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (22 customer reviews)

Liquid Swords
5.  Liquid Swords by Genius
The list author says:
  "Along with Rza's brilliantly dark and textured production is Genius's rhyming which is layered with metaphor, simile and intertextuality. The 'Apocalypse Now' of Hip Hop albums."
5.99   Used & New from: 2.98
4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (41 customer reviews)

Midnight Marauders
6.  Midnight Marauders by A Tribe Called Quest
The list author says:
  "Production of the highest quality. Quirky rhyming and a touch of gentlemanly class."
7.98   Used & New from: 0.89
5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (26 customer reviews)

Illmatic: Parental Advisory
7.  Illmatic: Parental Advisory by Nas
The list author says:
  "Probably (technically anyway)...the best rapper of his generation. A gifted linguist and social commentator supported by an array of star producers. Nas is a huge talent."
5.99   Used & New from: 2.10
4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (90 customer reviews)

Hell On Earth (Explicit)
8.  Hell On Earth (Explicit) by Mobb Deep
The list author says:
  "Hot. A real scorcher. Superb production is equally matched by devastating rhyming.  Mobb Deep keep it criminally real."
5.64   Used & New from: 0.54
4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (17 customer reviews)

Business as usual
9.  Business as usual by EPMD
The list author says:
  "EPMD had the funk, the style and oozed class. Rhyming was always tight and in Eric they had a production genius. A head banger!!"
3.87   Used & New from: 2.89
5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)

Bizarre Ride II The Pharcyde
10.  Bizarre Ride II The Pharcyde by Pharcyde
The list author says:
  "Refreshing change to all that Jheri Curled West Coast 'Gang Banging' malarky. Who needs guns when your armed with intelligence and humour?"
7.51   Used & New from: 3.52
4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (26 customer reviews)

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Last updated: 19/11/2002
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