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10 dope albums any self respecting hip hop fan should own

A Listmania! list by "ahirschhorn"
 
Black on Both Sides
1.  Black on Both Sides by Mos Def
The list author says:
  "One album that everyone in the world should own, whether you like hip hop or not. Mos Def is a demi god"
10.95   Used & New from: 2.58
4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (33 customer reviews)

Unseen
2.  Unseen by Quasimoto
The list author says:
  "this album is as dope as they get, with ill word play and Madlibs perfect production skills combined, this might be the best lp to come out of the Stones Throw label yet."
6.30   Used & New from: 5.16
4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (6 customer reviews)

Labor Days
3.  Labor Days by Aesop Rock
The list author says:
  "Aesop Rock is on form here, with dope production and killer rhyme schemes. Listen out for No Regrets."
20.24   Used & New from: 5.44
4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (9 customer reviews)

God Loves Ugly
4.  God Loves Ugly by Atmosphere
The list author says:
  "This is one seriously good record. Slugs self depricating lyrics compliment the magnificent beats created by Ant."
12.19   Used & New from: 4.29
5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)

Like Water For Chocolate
5.  Like Water For Chocolate by Common
The list author says:
  "Common is a true genius, his ill metaphors and introspective lyrics can arguably stand up to the works of song writing genius Leonard Cohen. Indispensible"
7.10   Used & New from: 2.30
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Violent By Design
6.  Violent By Design by Jedi Mind Tricks
The list author says:
  "Jedi Mind Tricks are beyond dope. Ill battle raps, intelligent philosophical theories and phat beats work in conjuction with each other to create one of the records that every hip hop fan should have."
Used & New from: 19.24
4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (11 customer reviews)

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Ghetto Music
7.  Ghetto Music by Boogie Down Productions
The list author says:
  "This is the best B.D.P record, the most imaginative, thoughtful and intelligent lp they ever did. KRS One is outstanding. Must own."
Used & New from: 1.27
4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)

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Things Fall Apart
8.  Things Fall Apart by The Roots
The list author says:
  "The Roots are one of the best bands about, let alone the best live hip hop act going. This album is a work of genius, tracks like 100% Dundee and Dynamite are perfect examples of The Roots dopeness."
5.25   Used & New from: 1.95
4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (15 customer reviews)

Small Talk at 125th & Lennox
9.  Small Talk at 125th & Lennox by Gil Scott-Heron
The list author says:
  "Although the record isn't strictly hip hop, it is an incredibly important milestone in modern black music, especially rap. Anyone who claims to be a hip hop head, must own some of this dudes music."
Used & New from: 30.00
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A Love Supreme
10.  A Love Supreme by John Coltrane
The list author says:
  "Again, this isn't hip hop, but it is the dopest record of all time, by the dopest musician of all time. Buy it right now."
13.34   Used & New from: 10.00
4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (33 customer reviews)

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Last updated: 03/03/2003
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