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"What Was The Last Classic Rap Album?"


  

          

not just a personal classic for you but a project you can say was also extremely well regarded among the masses.

good kid maad city?

as aside: has any drake project been anywhere near classic status? kinda weird for an artist so dominant to not have at least that one broadly memorialized timeless joint right?

(i think so far gone was classic but the lines are blurred as to whether that counts or not)

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To Pimp a Butterfly
May 13th 2022
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To Pimp a Butterfly is probably the most recent "universally" regarded c...
May 13th 2022
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I'd say 5 years is a good place to start
May 13th 2022
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For me? Blank Face. I called it a classic out the gate.
May 13th 2022
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nope. blank face not widely considered a classic.
May 13th 2022
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I don’t really give a fuck
May 13th 2022
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      that's fine. the point of the post though was the last album...
May 13th 2022
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           I was in a mood about some work shit
May 13th 2022
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                cool. there's a lot of personal classics i have that people would...
May 13th 2022
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yeah I did not handle this well at the time and I apologize
May 13th 2022
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      RE: yeah I did not handle this well at the time and I apologize
May 13th 2022
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           I banged that album for the longest.
May 13th 2022
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           RE: yeah I did not handle this well at the time and I apologize
May 13th 2022
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Bandana
May 13th 2022
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RE: Bandana
May 13th 2022
Sorry..double. N/m
May 13th 2022
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RE: What Was The Last Classic Rap Album?
May 13th 2022
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GKMC and Forest Hill Drive
May 13th 2022
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"Classic albums" aren't important to Drake's main fanbase
May 13th 2022
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But his "albums" are "playlist"
May 13th 2022
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Is it 'important' to most artists/their fans at this point?
May 14th 2022
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      Best line written on OKP in a minute.
May 16th 2022
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I thought DAMN was a classic
May 13th 2022
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Future DS2
May 13th 2022
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Flower Boy
May 13th 2022
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Tyler deserves consideration
May 13th 2022
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      I would consider it a rap album
May 13th 2022
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           Flower Boy is a rap album
May 13th 2022
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                not speaking on "classic" status
May 13th 2022
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                Correct
May 13th 2022
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Tierra Whack “Whack World”
May 13th 2022
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I should give it another listen
May 13th 2022
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shit is NUTS.
May 14th 2022
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Conway - From King to a GOD
May 13th 2022
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it’s damn good, as is Benny - Tana Talk 3
May 14th 2022
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All of the Kendricks..if not? Dark Fantasy
May 13th 2022
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Since this thread kinda feels like "drop 'em if you got 'em"...R.A.P. Mu...
May 14th 2022
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DAMN won a Pulitzer
May 14th 2022
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OKP: there hasn’t been one in a decade
May 14th 2022
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Tana Talk 3
May 14th 2022
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We Got it From Here...... by Tribe
May 14th 2022
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I do think it's a classic
May 16th 2022
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this was my first thought... such heat & artistry
May 20th 2022
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Tribe is in whole new air now
May 22nd 2022
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maybe not the last, but “May the Lord Watch”
May 14th 2022
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Absolutely
May 14th 2022
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Not a bad or wasted moment on the whole thing
May 14th 2022
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That “pen a ceiling/penicillin” entendre is in a class of its own
May 16th 2022
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Scarface - Deeply Rooted, Phryme
May 14th 2022
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PRhyme was my first thought but didn't know if that was a personal one.
May 16th 2022
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RE: What Was The Last Classic Rap Album?
May 17th 2022
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Man! It’s so good
May 17th 2022
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1. "To Pimp a Butterfly"
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2. "To Pimp a Butterfly is probably the most recent "universally" regarded c..."
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I do think GKMC is just as good and probably prefer it but I'm not sure the wide audience would agree.

Seems like a lot of people are down on Damn but to me it's a classic and I think with time it will be.

I think you gotta set some terms to provide a list or alternatives. Is there a minimum amount of time that needs to pass before it can be considered a classic?

I'm guessing we have to exclude more obscure releases that are great? A minimum monthly listen count?

  

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3. "I'd say 5 years is a good place to start"
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>I think you gotta set some terms to provide a list or
>alternatives. Is there a minimum amount of time that needs to
>pass before it can be considered a classic?

  

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4. "For me? Blank Face. I called it a classic out the gate."
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That didn’t go over too well with some folks, but they came around after awhile and saw that it held up.

But to me, it was like Aquemeni. I knew the second I heard it. The passage of time was a formality. Shit, I even compared it to Aquemeni, in terms of the sonic “color”, texture, and tone.

There’s not another album since TBFLP I can think of that got me THAT excited from the first note, held it until the last, and then held up over time.

  

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7. "nope. blank face not widely considered a classic."
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as you said: "for me" but DEFINITELY not widely.

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10. "I don’t really give a fuck"
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17. "that's fine. the point of the post though was the last album..."
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WIDELY CONSIDERED A CLASSIC.

sheesh. don't get all butthurt.

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21. "I was in a mood about some work shit"
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>WIDELY CONSIDERED A CLASSIC.
>
>sheesh. don't get all butthurt.

Yeah, my bad man. I posted much more reasonable thoughts in my teply to Stadiq below

  

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23. "cool. there's a lot of personal classics i have that people would..."
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probably laugh at if i said 'em. we all have our shit, lol.

not even saying Blank Face is laughable, just saying that we love what we love.

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13. "yeah I did not handle this well at the time and I apologize"
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for being a smug asshole about it. My bad man.

Once I cut some songs, it grew on me a lot. Its definitely his best, but I personally think it needs trimming.


I do think there is a difference between "classic" and "personal classic" but as you said you don't give a fuck. haha



  

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14. "RE: yeah I did not handle this well at the time and I apologize"
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>for being a smug asshole about it. My bad man.
>
>Once I cut some songs, it grew on me a lot. Its definitely
>his best, but I personally think it needs trimming.

Shit, let’s talk shop. What did you trim?

I cut Big Body and Whatever You Want.

I can’t think of a single album I considered a classic, that didn’t have a few
joints that I skipped.

I think “Represent” should have been left off Illmatic. I don’t hate it, but nah

Same with Mamacita/Papadonna off Aquemeni. Meanwhile, I skip nothjng on Atliens.

>I do think there is a difference between "classic" and
>"personal classic" but as you said you don't give a fuck.
>haha

Don’t mind that. I was in a mood about some other shit and Primo has verry right to be a prick right back.

But I don’t think “widely” really matters, particularly when the album is more niche. And Blank Face is a grimey ass gangster album that doesn’t try to be anything else.

We can point to a very small handful of albums like that, that hit a critical mass, and I don’t know that ang of this exist in the modern era.

To that end, I think Blank Face stands up objectively well, even if it’s not widely considered a classic.

  

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15. "I banged that album for the longest."
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his first 2 albums are dope af. the only song I cut from Blankface is the one with the Dog Pound. Hated that beat. hated the rhymes. that song never got better for me.

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didn't remember the title, but you mentioned it. that song sucks lol

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28. "RE: yeah I did not handle this well at the time and I apologize"
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>>for being a smug asshole about it. My bad man.
>>
>>Once I cut some songs, it grew on me a lot. Its definitely
>>his best, but I personally think it needs trimming.
>
>Shit, let’s talk shop. What did you trim?

I had to dust off my iPod for this. Looks like I cut-

That Part (Kanye was already starting to get on my nerves, man)
Dope Dealer (I just can't do E not matter how much I've tried)
Big Body because it just isn't good
Str8 Ballin (I hate the hook and as a Pac fan if you are going to name a song after one of his classics, you better come correct. Just not for me)

So 2 based on preferences regarding guests, and 2 joints I just straight up didn't like.

I was way too hard on it/you when it dropped.

Once I cut those joints it got a lot of burn from me, it was my go to gym album for a minute.

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>I cut Big Body and Whatever You Want.

I actually don't mind Whatever You Want *shrugs* If I was going to cut one more, that would be it though.

>
>I can’t think of a single album I considered a classic, that
>didn’t have a few
>joints that I skipped.

Yeah that's fair. I could probably think of a few but I'd have to think more.

>
>I think “Represent” should have been left off Illmatic. I
>don’t hate it, but nah

Ok now we're beefing again lol


If I had to pick one it would probably be One Time, but Illmatic is one I'd leave as is.

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>Same with Mamacita/Papadonna off Aquemeni. Meanwhile, I skip
>nothjng on Atliens.

Agreed on ATLiens.

Off the dome I want to add Resurrection to the list. And Stress.

>
>>I do think there is a difference between "classic" and
>>"personal classic" but as you said you don't give a fuck.
>>haha
>
>Don’t mind that. I was in a mood about some other shit and
>Primo has verry right to be a prick right back.
>
>But I don’t think “widely” really matters, particularly
>when the album is more niche. And Blank Face is a grimey ass
>gangster album that doesn’t try to be anything else.
>
>We can point to a very small handful of albums like that, that
>hit a critical mass, and I don’t know that ang of this exist
>in the modern era.
>
>To that end, I think Blank Face stands up objectively well,
>even if it’s not widely considered a classic.

Yeah this is me officially taking my L. Not classic to me, but a much better album than I gave it credit for at the time.

  

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5. "Bandana"
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"RE: Bandana"
Fri May-13-22 11:20 PM by jimaveli

  

          

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It strong af no lie. And don’t dare pull it out after not hearing it for a while. There’s some straight up lyrical throw downs on it. And duh, the beets are crazy.

As for widely regarded..I don’t even know if that’s even really an option now. Since people made their own playlists, it’s been hard as all get out to make something that someone somewhere won’t claim to be unimpressed by cuz it doesn’t fit the mood they’re in at the time and/or they just have a disdain for the artist for some reason and can’t get over it long enough to accept the goodness. I remember seeing that with Jayz a whole lot for an example. Dude was spittin even when he was hugely popular and it was like a tree falling in the woods to some folks cuz it was him.

  

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30. "Sorry..double. N/m"
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6. "RE: What Was The Last Classic Rap Album?"
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I think Take Care is Drake's classic.

Agree on Blank Face being a classic.

  

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8. "GKMC and Forest Hill Drive"
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TBH the fact that you're even a mod here fits squarely within Jag's narrative of OK-sanctioned aggression, bullying, and toxicity. *shrug*

  

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9. ""Classic albums" aren't important to Drake's main fanbase"
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They want songs they can add to their playlists, not for a front-to-back album experience. Drake hasn't even cared to try to create great, cohesive albums for the better part of a decade. His goal is to maximize streams, which means putting out bloated tracklists with a shit ton of filler.

I'm a huge fan of Drake's early work. So Far Gone was one of my favorites of the 2000s, Take Care was solid (albeit too long), and Nothing Was The Same imo is his strongest album. Since then though, big yikes. But again, he doesn't seem to be even trying.

I'd say if you were to pick one that would be his best "contender" for the classic status it'd be either Take Care (definitely the Drakeyest of Drake albums) or NWTS. Neither are close though.

  

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12. "But his "albums" are "playlist" "
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And they work like a playlist where people play the songs they like and ignore the rest. And what I have learned is that what I consider "filler" other people consider their favorite songs.

His last album ultimately had about 6-7 I really liked which is more than most good albums have.


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36. "Is it 'important' to most artists/their fans at this point?"
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>They want songs they can add to their playlists, not for a
>front-to-back album experience. Drake hasn't even cared to try
>to create great, cohesive albums for the better part of a
>decade. His goal is to maximize streams, which means putting
>out bloated tracklists with a shit ton of filler.
>
>I'm a huge fan of Drake's early work. So Far Gone was one of
>my favorites of the 2000s, Take Care was solid (albeit too
>long), and Nothing Was The Same imo is his strongest album.
>Since then though, big yikes. But again, he doesn't seem to be
>even trying.
>
>I'd say if you were to pick one that would be his best
>"contender" for the classic status it'd be either Take Care
>(definitely the Drakeyest of Drake albums) or NWTS. Neither
>are close though.

You make a great point about people being in love with their personal playlists. I know for sure that my elaborate and tangled web of playlists across multiple apps over the last 20 years are AMAZING! Haha! I also know that I'm not special cuz damn near everyone thinks their playlist are AMAZING. I can break my trance and listen to full albums more than once. And I'm not in a huge hurry to cut down every album to only the songs that I immediately liked after 1.5 listens. Apparently that IS a 'talent' that not everyone is interested in having because it would mess up their playlist curation strategy? IDK.

I'm not trying to be an ass, but the whole concept of 'classic' has been fucked with so much over the years that I struggle sometime with even trying to 'qualify' the word anymore. Twitter folks are calling stuff classic 35 minutes after a 55-minute album drops. Some old heads act like an album can't be classic unless it can beat Illmatic song for song by their obviously skewed and salty standards. Or if they can't immediately predict some massive 'impact' for the album. Or if it doesn't remind them of some 'prior classic'. Or if it isn't popular. OR, alternately, if its TOO popular. Or if the rapper in question has 'too many' resources: big name producers, time, guests (the whole 'no guests!' flex is propaganda at this point to me), or whatever.

Others act like we need 10-20 years of touching our chins, measuring shit on triple beam scales, invoking advanced math theorems and calculations, and/or mixing up random liquids in beakers with lab coats and safety goggles on to decide if something is 'classic' or not.

And OMG, don't let the rapper have ANY 'scandals' of any kinds. Bad tweet. Vaccine status. Someone telling some story about some time the rapper did them dirty. Some relationship issue. Some song that kinda sorta reminds people of some previous song ('yoouuuuuuu aint shiiiiiiiiiit! Your lab ain't shiiiiiiiiit!). Some less popular rapper having an issue with some other rapper (yes, like noname/Cole). It can be anything when people want to be negative about an artist and/or album. It is impressive really.

But fuck it..people should be listening to shit, giving it a fair shake, then moving on if they aren't into it for whatever their 'reasons' are. And if they like it, then please..go ahead and FUCKING LIKE IT and don't let people talk you out of it or fuck it up for you!

Back to Drake, he reminds me of mid-career Nas. He could do some REALLY good stuff on every album but the album itself always has stuff where lots of listeners will be like 'how did this make this album? Who let this shit onto this album?'

NWTS has aged pretty doggone well tho. He tried to change up flows a bit, the singing was more organized/effective, some of those beets were excellent (2nd half of Furthest Thing! Jake One!), and he didn't do the whole 'bloated tracklist' thing that he often gets dinged for now.

  

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47. "Best line written on OKP in a minute. "
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"Others act like we need 10-20 years of touching our chins, measuring shit on triple beam scales, invoking advanced math theorems and calculations, and/or mixing up random liquids in beakers with lab coats and safety goggles on to decide if something is 'classic' or not."





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11. "I thought DAMN was a classic"
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Good kid Maad city was like 4 1/2 stars

  

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18. "Flower Boy"
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But I guess I get why some don't look at it that way, so not mad at the TPAB answers

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20. "Tyler deserves consideration"
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which album? Does Tyler consider it a rap album?

  

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22. "I would consider it a rap album"
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Looking back at the track list, he rapped in some capacity on every track except the last one, which was an instrumental. When I listened to an interview he did around that time, he said (in so many words) that some of those tracks panned out the way they did because he wrote them for other artists (I remember Rihanna being one of the names mentioned) and they didn't get on the track, so in some cases he did them himself

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24. "Flower Boy is a rap album"
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I think Igor and Call Me When You Get Lost are the same quality. Tyler said Igor isn't a rap album though right?

Out of the three I would agree Flower Boy is probably the most widely recognized as a rap classic.

  

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26. "not speaking on "classic" status"
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but of the 3 CMIYGL is the most traditional rap album, IGOR is the furthest from it, and Flower Boy is definitely way more rap than not.

I had my qualms with Flower Boy and especially IGOR at first but I revisited them after really loving CMIYGL and I can appreciate them a lot more.

  

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29. "Correct"
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>Tyler said Igor isn't a rap album though right?

I agree with your below statement. Only thing I'll add is that we (as in the general public) have had longer to sit with Flower Boy than CMIGL. I'm interested to see how I feel about it four years from now. Traditionally, Tyler's albums have either maintained the same quality or gotten better with time to me. I really enjoy certain tracks from Cherry Bomb whenever I go back about as much as I did when I first heard them

>Out of the three I would agree Flower Boy is probably the most
>widely recognized as a rap classic.

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19. "Tierra Whack “Whack World”"
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Ppl just don’t know it yet.

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25. "I should give it another listen"
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I remember I couldn't get with all the tracks being 1 minute long

  

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32. "shit is NUTS."
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And great as an egg timer if you just need to keep track of 15 minutes.


But I still can't believe Tierra is an if you know you know girl, Whack World is a total one of one for sure.


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27. "Conway - From King to a GOD"
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For me. Every song/beat was fire on that album

  

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37. "it’s damn good, as is Benny - Tana Talk 3"
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31. "All of the Kendricks..if not? Dark Fantasy"
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I know I know. There’s people standing on top of stuff revising history cuz old Chicago went whatever the last 7 or so years have been eventually. But I remember those Good Friday releases. And I think I remember it being a lonely world for folks who tried to disparage Dark Fantasy. The ghost writing crew was on their best behavior, Rza was righting ships, the guests all went to town, and Kanye didn’t mess stuff up when it was his turn to rap. Listening to some of his more recent stuff, the song is often on its way to jamming until he has to perform on it. IE: father stretch my hands..Lawd hammercy! Was that sample gorgeous or what!? And he somehow failed to figure out getting Kendrick and he delivered that absurd verse AND he cut the song up with Panda!? I just don’t understand.

Anyway, yeah..Dark Fantasy stands up to even some of the more harsh ‘standards’ some people lay down for the C-word. Impact. Influence. Easy to listen to. Not a lot song-wise to throw a Mamacita tag on. ‘Hits’. All of that.

>not just a personal classic for you but a project you can say
>was also extremely well regarded among the masses.
>
>good kid maad city?
>
>as aside: has any drake project been anywhere near classic
>status? kinda weird for an artist so dominant to not have at
>least that one broadly memorialized timeless joint right?
>
>(i think so far gone was classic but the lines are blurred as
>to whether that counts or not)

  

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33. "Since this thread kinda feels like "drop 'em if you got 'em"...R.A.P. Mu..."
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Run the Jewels has been awesomely fun and meaningful when it needs to be but RAP Music is on the syllabus if you're trying to read the history of the genre, IMO. Killer Mike and El-P put their feets AND asses in that shit.


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34. "DAMN won a Pulitzer "
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No genre other than classical or jazz EVAH won that award

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35. "OKP: there hasn’t been one in a decade"
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Twitter: there’s one every week

  

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38. "Tana Talk 3"
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Griselda Records has classics.

One More Light is classic.

Don't even get me started on Hollywood Undead, Audioslave etc etc.

The OP brought up Drake as hate bait. Drake's got classic albums stop it:

NWTS
If you're reading this it's too late
Take Care (to some people)
Certified Lover Boy (to some people)

No empathy for white misery (c) BDot

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39. "We Got it From Here...... by Tribe"
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Why the fuck this album doesn't get more shine is nuts.

I'm amazed what Tip and that crew were able to pull off considering everything that usually shows it shouldn't have worked as well as it did.

Not only did it work it is an INCREDIBLE album. Almost front to back heat and vibes. Dope rhymes. JAROBI. Great features. Production off the fucking charts. Songs that bump hard in the ride. Real group dynamics. Important present lyricism. Throwback flow but with the right mixture of new.

To me that's the last CLASSIC hip hop album I've heard.

Dream with your eyes open.....

  

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45. "I do think it's a classic"
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It seems to resonate with younger heads too. I loved it on first listen but I expected some songs to fade with time. Nope, if anything it has gotten better.

  

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50. "this was my first thought... such heat & artistry "
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51. "Tribe is in whole new air now"
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>Why the fuck this album doesn't get more shine is nuts.
>
>I'm amazed what Tip and that crew were able to pull off
>considering everything that usually shows it shouldn't have
>worked as well as it did.
>
>Not only did it work it is an INCREDIBLE album. Almost front
>to back heat and vibes. Dope rhymes. JAROBI. Great
>features. Production off the fucking charts. Songs that bump
>hard in the ride. Real group dynamics. Important present
>lyricism. Throwback flow but with the right mixture of new.
>
>
>To me that's the last CLASSIC hip hop album I've heard.


hard to imagine but nobody has made an album in Hip Hop 30 years in that was anywhere near as good as this, and probably won't. undeniable 4 classic albums

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40. "maybe not the last, but “May the Lord Watch”"
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is holding up nicely.

Topaz Jones - Don’t Go Tellin Your Mama is incredible.

  

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41. "Absolutely"
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That was the last album to listen to front to back and was blown away the whole time. That was a fun night when that dropped.

Dream with your eyes open.....

  

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43. "Not a bad or wasted moment on the whole thing "
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Everything was there. I’ve never really stopped playing it for long. It’s an album I can always throw on and play it all the way through.

  

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44. "That “pen a ceiling/penicillin” entendre is in a class of its own"
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**********
I should put that in a song

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The avatar is old. And, no, that hat was not a groovy style back then, either.

  

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42. "Scarface - Deeply Rooted, Phryme"
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I’m just naming some of the best I can think of in the last decade.

I don’t think “mass appeal” is a necessary characteristic. It never was before.

  

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46. "PRhyme was my first thought but didn't know if that was a personal one."
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48. "RE: What Was The Last Classic Rap Album?"
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Reasonable Drought by Stove God Cooks. No discussion.

  

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49. "Man! It’s so good"
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>Reasonable Drought by Stove God Cooks. No discussion.

Him and Roc really did that whole thing by themselves. No other vocals. Cooks did every rhyme and every hook. Amazing to me.

Seems like the new one is right around the corner. Can’t wait!

  

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