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Nick Has a Problem...Seriously
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"Poll question: What's the best rap album of 1995?"


  

          

Gotta roll with Soul Food even though I love all the albums listed. Soul Food embodied Atlanta like no other album IMO. That album made me realize the love New Yorkers have for certain albums. You connect with the slang, the name drops and landmarks just brings you directly into the album. OB4CL... is a close second. I turned 16 the day it was released. Still the best b-day gift I ever got.

Ranking order:

5. The Infamous
4. Dah Shinin'
3. Liquid Swords
2. OB4CL...
1. Soul Food

Poll result (39 votes)
Dah Shinin' (2 votes)Vote
The Infamous (5 votes)Vote
OB4CL... (17 votes)Vote
Soul Food (9 votes)Vote
Liquid Swords (4 votes)Vote
Other (2 votes)Vote

  

  

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Topic Outline
Subject Author Message Date ID
D'Angelo - Brown Sugar
Apr 19th 2014
1
Labcabincalifornia
Apr 19th 2014
2
This is probably my fav after OB4CL
Apr 20th 2014
10
OB4CL
Apr 19th 2014
3
out of these it's DYWM easily
Apr 19th 2014
6
Liquid Swords
Apr 19th 2014
4
RE: Liquid Swords
Apr 19th 2014
7
Liquid Swords is the best Wu LP, and that includes 36 Chambers
Apr 20th 2014
15
Agreed...
Apr 20th 2014
17
Swordsman is my favorite song on the low
Apr 22nd 2014
20
      Not even on the low. That shit is amazing!
Apr 22nd 2014
21
KRS-1-KRS-One Album
Apr 19th 2014
5
good choice
Apr 21st 2014
19
i have to go Infamous...i had the longest love affair with that album
Apr 19th 2014
8
Only Built 4 Cuban Linx
Apr 19th 2014
9
The Roots - Do You Want More?!!!??!
Apr 20th 2014
11
2Pac - Me Against The World
Apr 20th 2014
12
Group Home - Livin' Proof
Apr 20th 2014
13
damn...I can't even call it.
Apr 20th 2014
14
Yeah this is tough.
Apr 20th 2014
16
soul food.
Apr 21st 2014
18

philpot
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1. "D'Angelo - Brown Sugar "
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2. "Labcabincalifornia"
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''i went from bashful to asshole to international''- CdoubleO

  

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soulsupreme
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10. "This is probably my fav after OB4CL"
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3. "OB4CL"
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it took a long, long, long time for me to get there, though. as recently as five years ago I'd have still been preaching it was only a 3.5/5 kind of record.


1: Chef Raekwon - Only Built 4 Cuban Linx... (1995)
Overall: 9.44/10
Song Quality: 88 - 90%
Enjoyment: 5/5

2: Genius/GZA - Liquid Swords (1995)
Overall: 9.42/10
Song Quality: 88 - 89%
Enjoyment: 5/5

3: Mobb Deep - The Infamous (1995)
Overall: 8.99/10
Song Quality: 87 - 93%
Enjoyment: 4.5/5

4: Goodie Mob - Soul Food (1995)
Overall: 8.93/10
Song Quality: 88 - 89%
Enjoyment: 4.5/5

5: The Pharcyde - Labcabincalifornia (1995)
Overall: 8.84/10
Song Quality: 86 - 87%
Enjoyment: 4.5/5

6: The Roots - Do You Want More?!!!??! (1995)
Overall: 8.77/10
Song Quality: 84 - 86%
Enjoyment: 4.5/5

7: Kool G Rap - 4, 5, 6 (1995)
Overall: 8.36/10
Song Quality: 87%
Enjoyment: 4/5

8: Ol' Dirty Bastard - Return to the 36 Chambers: The Dirty Version (1995)
Overall: 8.29/10
Song Quality: 85 - 87%
Enjoyment: 4/5

9: KRS-One - KRS One (1995)
Overall: 8.25/10
Song Quality: 84 - 86%
Enjoyment: 4/5

10: Showbiz & A.G. - Goodfellas (1995)
Overall: 8.21/10
Song Quality: 83 - 86%
Enjoyment: 4/5

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6. "out of these it's DYWM easily"
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4. "Liquid Swords"
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That album has an atmosphere like no other.

Just a perfect compact banger from start to finish.

Intro is one of the best
Title track is insane
Deck bodies Duel of the Iron Mic and Cold World
Living In The World is classic Wu shit
Gold has the ill hook and the great subtle Meth appearance
Labels was original and had people talking
4th Chamber is the classic Wu banger
Meth feature was a highlight on Shadowboxin'
Killah Hills..."put bombs in bottles of champaign so when they popped the cork they lost half their brain"...come on son!
U-God came thru on Investigative Reports wih Rae
Swordsman is a sleeper
I Gotcha Back is an underrated classic
And how to top that shit off? Close out with an absolute banger from Killah Priest

Top to bottom greatness where as Cuban Linx was a little too long.

Also, I used to have Dah Shinin' I the same top 5 as those but fuck that, Doe Or Die is better and is up there.

Agree with everything you said about Soul Food. That IS what the south should sound like to me.

  

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7. "RE: Liquid Swords"
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>That album has an atmosphere like no other.
>
>Just a perfect compact banger from start to finish.
>
>Intro is one of the best
>Title track is insane
>Deck bodies Duel of the Iron Mic and Cold World
>Living In The World is classic Wu shit
>Gold has the ill hook and the great subtle Meth appearance
>Labels was original and had people talking
>4th Chamber is the classic Wu banger
>Meth feature was a highlight on Shadowboxin'
>Killah Hills..."put bombs in bottles of champaign so when they
>popped the cork they lost half their brain"...come on son!
>U-God came thru on Investigative Reports wih Rae
>Swordsman is a sleeper
>I Gotcha Back is an underrated classic
>And how to top that shit off? Close out with an absolute
>banger from Killah Priest
>

I love Liquid Swords. The only reason I gave OB4CL... the slight edge is because it came out on my born day lol. I agree that it was a tad bloated. LS was concise with no filler in sight. Excellent LP!

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15. "Liquid Swords is the best Wu LP, and that includes 36 Chambers"
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17. "Agreed..."
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36 Chambers is an all-time great album and I understand why people list it so high because it started the whole movement.

But I prefer LS, OB4CL and Ironman.

And to me that's how it should be...they got better as they practiced their craft.

  

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20. "Swordsman is my favorite song on the low"
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That album is great. The skits ALONE are amazing. FUCKING HELLS BASTARDS!

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21. "Not even on the low. That shit is amazing!"
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5. "KRS-1-KRS-One Album"
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Probably his last great album. "Rappaz R N Danja", "MC's Act Like They Don't Know", "Out For Fame". So much heat on this album.

  

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19. "good choice "
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and mos definitely his last great work

  

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8. "i have to go Infamous...i had the longest love affair with that album"
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Cuban Linx is second, Liquid Sword 3rd...after that not much else matters...I can't believe those all dropped the same year though

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9. "Only Built 4 Cuban Linx"
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RZA was at his all-time best on the boards while Rae and Ghost displayed some phenomenal chemistry.

Rest In Peace, Bad News Brown

  

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11. "The Roots - Do You Want More?!!!??!"
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12. "2Pac - Me Against The World"
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13. "Group Home - Livin' Proof"
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14. "damn...I can't even call it."
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the brown figures on the walls of my apart-a-ment...

  

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16. "Yeah this is tough."
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