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"The Lesson's Favorite Hip Hop Albums of the 2000s (Voting)"


  

          

Last year we voted on our favorite hip hop albums of all time. 27 Lessonheads participated and the list resulted in a pretty good mix of universal classics and Lesson favorites. However, with the exception of three 2000 releases, the top 25 was all 80s and 90s albums.

Link to last year’s results of The Lesson’s Favorite Hip Hop Albums: https://board.okayplayer.com/okp.php?az=show_topic&forum=5&topic_id=3028277

The year I’ll be bringing this back, only this time lets focus on 2000s albums (the 2000-2009 decade). Clearly the three albums that were featured in the top 25 of all time (Like Water for Chocolate, Train of Thought, Fantastic, Vol. 2) will finish near the top of the list, but what else are the definitive great 2000s hip hop albums according to The Lesson?

Post up to 25 of your favorite hip hop albums (key word: favorite, not best) of the 2000-2009 decade, starting with your favorite/#1 and going down.

1. Favorite album (please use Artist - Title format, ex: Common - Like Water For Chocolate)
2. Second favorite
3. 3rd favorite
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25. 25th favorite

I'll log all the responses and count the votes, with points being distributed on a weighted basis.

1. If you don't want to submit 25 albums, submit however many you want (up to 25) and they will still count. Anything greater than 25 won't be counted.
2. If you don't include #'s with your rankings, I'm assuming the top album is your #1 and so on unless otherwise noted.
3. After this post is about a month old and seems to have died down (no new entries), I'll close out voting and post the results in a new thread.

  

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does badu count as hiphop?
Nov 16th 2021
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user discretion, if it feels like hip hop to you include it
Nov 16th 2021
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mine.
Nov 16th 2021
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Tronic is so good
Nov 16th 2021
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It is.
Nov 18th 2021
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I spaced on Q-Tip.
Nov 16th 2021
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      noted
Nov 18th 2021
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here are mine
Nov 16th 2021
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i meant to consider Panacea
Nov 17th 2021
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RE: The Lesson's Favorite Hip Hop Albums of the 2000s (Voting)
Nov 16th 2021
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RE: The Lesson's Favorite Hip Hop Albums of the 2000s (Voting)
Nov 16th 2021
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you're missing a #19 btw, feel free to add another to your list
Nov 17th 2021
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      19. J-Live - The Best Part
Nov 17th 2021
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           That dropped in 99
Nov 17th 2021
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                2001
Nov 17th 2021
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                Came out in 2001 my Senior year.
Nov 17th 2021
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                     it was “out” in 99 but got shelved
Nov 17th 2021
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RE: The Lesson's Favorite Hip Hop Albums of the 2000s (Voting)
Nov 16th 2021
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this is 00-09 though
Nov 16th 2021
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to be fair, that feels older than it is, lol
Nov 17th 2021
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I didn't read the instructions. My 8 yr-old would be so smug rn
Nov 17th 2021
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      just reply with an updated list whenever if you want to get to 25 albums
Nov 17th 2021
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Updated list for 2000-2009
Nov 18th 2021
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Mine:
Nov 17th 2021
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Here we go.....things going a little left as usual.
Nov 17th 2021
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Aight… I tried
Nov 17th 2021
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RE: The Lesson's Favorite Hip Hop Albums of the 2000s (Voting)
Nov 20th 2021
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This was really tough
Nov 20th 2021
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Never heard of that Pase Rock album, and I've looked.
Nov 21st 2021
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Great album from beginning to end
Nov 23rd 2021
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RE: This was really tough
Nov 25th 2021
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appreciating this this morning
Nov 21st 2021
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RE: The Lesson's Favorite Hip Hop Albums of the 2000s (Voting)
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^^^ yo I ain’t know KRS posted here!!!
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      ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
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      Fresh for 2021 you suckas!!!
Nov 24th 2021
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I love these polls but I feel like I pull my hair out doing this LOL!
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RE: The Lesson's Favorite Hip Hop Albums of the 2000s (Voting)
Nov 24th 2021
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HIGO was 2010, just gotta replace that one
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      Okay
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mista k5
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1. "does badu count as hiphop?"
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if so, where is the line drawn? is it to each persons discretion?

  

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2. "user discretion, if it feels like hip hop to you include it"
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3. "mine."
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01 Slum Village "Fantastic Vol. 2"
02 Madvillainy "Madvillain"
03 J-Live "The Best Part"
04 Jay Dee "Welcome To Detroit"
05 Ghostface Killah "Supreme Clientele"

06 Common "Like Water For Chocolate"
07 Jaylib "Jaylib"
08 Jay Dee "Donuts"
09 OutKast "Stankonia"
10 Common "Electric Circus"

11 Black Milk "Tronic"
12 De La Soul "The Grind Date"
13 Common "Be"
14 Masta Ace "Disposable Arts"
15 O.C. "Starchild"

16 Little Brother "The Listening"
17 Kanye West "Late Registration"
18 OutKast "Speakerboxx/The Love Below"
19 The Roots "Phrenology"
20 Cali Agents "How The West Was Won"

21 Jay-Z "The Blueprint"
22 MF DOOM "MM..Food"
23 Viktor Vaughn "Vaudeville Villain"
24 Little Brother "The Minstrel Show"
25 The UN "UN or U Out"

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5. "Tronic is so good"
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I missed that when I was putting my list together. It wouldn't had made it in my 25 (definitely worthy), I think I probably would have it around Fishscale.

  

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25. "It is. "
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Making this list had me revisit it.
Other than the Fever/Nat Turner albums,
it's my favorite Black Milk project.

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10. "I spaced on Q-Tip."
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That should have been in my top 10 pushing The UN out.

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26. "noted"
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4. "here are mine"
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1. Blackalicious - Blazing Arrow
2. k-os - Atlantis: Hymns for Disco
3. The Coup - Pick A Bigger Weapon
4. Common - Like Water for Chocolate
5. Slum Village - Fantastic, Vol. 2
6. k-os - Joyful Rebellion
7. Deltron 3030 - Deltron 3030
8. Jurassic 5 - Quality Control
9. Reflection Eternal - Train of Thought
10. Little Brother - The Listening
11. JAY-Z - The Blueprint
12. J-Live - All of the Above
13. One Be Lo - S.O.N.O.G.R.A.M. (Sounds Of Nahshid Originate Good Rhymes And Music)
14. Jurassic 5 - Power in Numbers
15. De La Soul - The Grind Date
16. Del the Funky Homosapien - Both Sides of the Brain
17. Blackalicious - Nia
18. eLZhi - The Preface
19. Little Brother - The Minstrel Show
20. J Dilla - The Shining
21. Q-Tip - The Renaissance
22. Nas - Stillmatic
23. Kanye West - Graduation
24. Common - Electric Circus
25. Gift of Gab - 4th Dimensional Rocketships Going Up

I decided to leave out Badu and keep these to ones that mostly contain rap songs. I was going to cross check these with my all time favorites list to make sure I kept them in the same order but decided to just post as is. This is how I feel right now, any discrepancy just goes to show how close these all are. It's hard finding the balance between what I remember listening to the most at the time and what I still go back to more often. All in all I feel pretty good about the above list.

The next 25 I was considering incase anyone is wondering.

J Dilla - Donuts
JAY Z - The Black Album
Binary Star - Masters of the Universe
dead prez - Let's Get Free
The Roots - Game Theory
Common - Be
Nas - Hip Hop Is Dead
Atmosphere - God Loves Ugly
Slum Village - Detroit Deli: A Taste of Detroit
Blackalicious - The Craft
k-os - Yes!
Ghostface Killah - Fishscale
Lupe Fiasco - Food & Liquor
CunninLynguists - A Piece of Strange
The Roots - Phrenology
Sérgio Mendes - Timeless
Blu & Exile - Below the Heavens
DJ Jazzy Jeff - The Return of the Magnificent
JAY-Z - American Gangster
De La Soul - Art Official Intelligence: Mosaic Thump
Zion I - The Takeover
The Black Eyed Peas - Bridging the Gap
Snoop Dogg - Tha Last Meal
Black Milk - Popular Demand
k-os - Exit

  

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21. "i meant to consider Panacea "
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i dont think they would had cracked my fav 25 but they did make some of my favorite music of the decade. definitely deserve an honorable mention.

  

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6. "RE: The Lesson's Favorite Hip Hop Albums of the 2000s (Voting)"
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Tue Nov-16-21 08:59 PM by DJR

  

          

Hardest part was trying to balance what I was really rocking with them, and the ones I rock with a bit more now. Hell of a decade, really. The era where I both had the money to buy more music, the ability to download anything for free, the time to listen to everything, and the time to talk and especially read about everything on OKP. I could’ve made a top 500 and still forgot some. I’m sure I forgot something, but I did my best to take my time and think a bit, and look through some music.

1. Little Brother - The Listening
2. Reflection Eternal - Train of Thought
3. Q-Tip - The Renaissance
4. Little Brother - Minstrel Show
5. Scarface - The Fix
6. Common - Like Water for Chocolate
7. Foreign Exchange - Connected
8. De La Soul - Grind Date
9. Kanye West - College Dropout
10. UGK - Underground Kingz
11 The Roots - Game Theory
12. Ghostface - Supreme Clientele
13. AZ - Aziatic
14. Clipse - Hell Hath No Fury
15. Black Milk - Tronic
16. Common - Be
17. Slum Village - Fantastic Vol. 2
18. Jaylib - Champion Sound
19. Sean Price - Monkey Barz
20. Snoop - Blue Carpet Treatment
21. Jay-Z - The Blueprint
22. Nas - Stillmatic
23. Kanye West - Graduation
24. Evidence - Weatherman
25. LEGACY - Project Mayhem

  

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7. "RE: The Lesson's Favorite Hip Hop Albums of the 2000s (Voting)"
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Tue Nov-16-21 11:22 PM by blueeclipse

  

          

This was a weird decade for me. I graduated high school in 2001. So I spent the next 10 years basically trying to soak up the 10 years before I graduated and what came out new at the same time. I wouldn't start DJing until around 2007. I'm glad I waited and got my ears all the way right. I'm going to include only my heaviest of rotation hip hop for that decade. Expect for the Tech N9ne (was never pressed) and Kanye (Won't spend a dime to support this nigga EVER AGAIN).....I have every one of these records on vinyl.

1. Outkast - Stankonia
2. Nas - Stillmatic
3. The Roots - Game Theory
4. Lupe Fiasco - The Cool
5. Kanye - Graduation
6. Blu & Exile - Below the Heavens
7. Atmosphere - God Loves Ugly
8. Talib Kweli - Quality
9. DJ Quik - Balance and Options
10. N.E.R.D. - In Search of....
11. Del the Funky Homosapien - Both Sides of the Brain
12. Tech N9ne - Killer
13. Lil Wayne - The Carter II
14. Little Brother - Minstrel Show
15. Black Milk - Tronic
16. Common - Like Water for Chocolate
17. T.I. - King
18. Elzhi - The Preface
20. Q- Tip - The Renaissance
21. MURS - 3:16 the 9th Edition
22. Skyzoo - Cloud 9: The 3 Day High
23. Eminem - The Eminem Show
24. Dead Prez - Let's Get Free
25. People Under The Stairs - O.S.T.

Dream with your eyes open.....

  

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12. "you're missing a #19 btw, feel free to add another to your list"
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13. "19. J-Live - The Best Part"
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I was sad to have to leave this off so it worked out.

Dream with your eyes open.....

  

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15. "That dropped in 99"
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16. "2001"
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17. "Came out in 2001 my Senior year. "
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I bumped it that whole summer. I miss those days.

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23. "it was “out” in 99 but got shelved "
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Officially released by a label in 2001, but it was out and some people had it in 99.

  

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8. "RE: The Lesson's Favorite Hip Hop Albums of the 2000s (Voting)"
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1. Vaudeville Villain—Viktor Vaughn
2. Fantastic Damage--EL-P
3. Reflection Eternal-Reflection Eternal
4. Koolmotor – 5 Deez
5. Madvilliany- Madvillian
6. The Cold Vein—Cannibal Ox
7. Like Water for Chocolate – Common
8. Black Up – Shabazz Palaces
9. Connected – Foreign Exchange
10. Beauty and the Beat – Edan
11. R.A.P. Music – Killer Mike
12. Thank You for Your Service—ATCQ
13. I’ll Sleep When You’re Dead – El-P
14. None Shall Pass- Aesop Rock
15. Undun -The Roots
16. Not Aloud – Spote Breeze
17. Rappers Will Die of Natural Causes-Open Mike Eagle
18. Things that happen at day/night—Milo
19. To Pimp a Butterfly—Kendrick
20. Kala – MIA
21. Dennis 6e- Serengeti
22. The Further Adventures of Lord Quas - Quasimoto
23. Raw Money Raps – Jeremiah Jae
24. The Lost Tapes – Nas
25. Late Registration – Kanye West




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9. "this is 00-09 though "
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I first noticed Killer Mike - RAP Music and knew that wasn’t 00’s….that will definitely make my 10’s list though. What an album!

  

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11. "to be fair, that feels older than it is, lol"
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I would have put that right near 2009 in my head, but my listening from that period was spotty and my memory is ridiculously fuzzy...

When RTJ4 came out, I went back and listened to RAP for the first time in a long time and was really impressed with how well it has held up ... one of those albums that practically gets better over time.

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18. "I didn't read the instructions. My 8 yr-old would be so smug rn"
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20. "just reply with an updated list whenever if you want to get to 25 albums"
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else i'll just take whatever 00s albums are there in your list above

  

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24. "Updated list for 2000-2009"
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1. Vaudeville Villain—Viktor Vaughn
2. Fantastic Damage--EL-P
3. Reflection Eternal-Reflection Eternal
4. Koolmotor – 5 Deez
5. Madvilliany- Madvillian
6. The Cold Vein—Cannibal Ox
7. Like Water for Chocolate – Common
8. Connected – Foreign Exchange
9. Beauty and the Beat – Edan
10. I’ll Sleep When You’re Dead – El-P
11. None Shall Pass- Aesop Rock
12. Kala – MIA
13. The Further Adventures of Lord Quas - Quasimoto
14. O.S.T. – People Under the Stairs
15. The Lost Tapes – Nas
16. The Renaissance – Q-Tip
17. Rising Down – The Roots
18. Game Theory – The Roots
19. Primitive Plus – Edan
20. Martian Xmas 2009 – Moka Only
21. Late Registration – Kanye West
22. Deliverance – Bubba Sparxxx
23. Blazing Arrow -- Blackalicious
24. 1969 – Myka 9
25. Deltron 3030

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14. "Mine:"
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Wed Nov-17-21 07:28 PM by mrhood75

  

          

Rankings have changed a bit since the last time I posted this -

1. Ghostface Killah – Supreme Clientele
2. Cannibal Ox – The Cold Vein
3. Madvillain – Madvillainy
4. Edan – Beauty and the Beat
5. Outkast – Stankonia
6. Jay-Z – Blueprint
7. People Under the Stairs – O.S.T.
8. Mr. Lif – I, Phantom
9. Blueprint – 1988
10. Reflection Eternal – Train of Thought
11. Blu and Exile – Below the Heavens
12. People Under the Stairs – Fun-DMC
13. Raekwon – Only Built 4 Cuban Linx 2
14. Masta Ace – Disposable Arts
15. De La Soul – The Grind Date
16. Third Sight – Symbonese Liberation Album
17. Roosevelt Franklin – Something’s Gotta Give
18. Viktor Vaughn – Vaudville Villain
19. Slum Village – Fantastic, Vol. 2
20. El-P – I’ll Sleep When You’re Dead
21. Asheru and Blue Black – Soon Come…
22. Atmosphere – You Can’t Imagine How Much Fun We’re Having
23. J-Zone – A Job Ain’t Nothin’ But Work
24. Count Bass D – Dwight Spitz
25. MURS – End of the Beginning


Oh, and the next 25:

26. CunninLynguists – A Piece of Strange
27. Insight – The Blast Radius
28. Jaylib – Champion Sound
29. Little Brother – The Listening
30. The Clipse – Hell Hath No Fury
31. Wu-Tang Clan – Iron Flag
32. The Roots – The Tipping Point
33. Immortal Technique – Revolutionary Vol. 2
34. People Under the Stairs – Stepfather
35. Aesop Rock – Labor Days
36. Brother Ali – Shadows of the Sun
37. Juggaknots – Use Your Confusion
38. Porn Theater Ushers - Taxachusetts
39. Kanye West – Late Registration
40. Quasimoto – The Further Adventures of…
41. The Roots – Rising Down
42. J-Zone - $ick of Being Rich
43. Wu-Tang Clan – The W
44. J-Live – All of the Above
45. Illogic – Celestial Clockwork
46. The Roots –Game Theory
47. Willie Evans Jr. – Communication
48. Akrobatik – Balance
49. Kanye West – Graduation
50. Mr. Lif – I Heard It Today

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19. "Here we go.....things going a little left as usual."
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Mostly went off the dome.

That said, I remember the prior list so I named some other albums I love and didn't double dip too much.

01. Jay-Z - The Blueprint
02. De La Soul - The Grind Date
03. Joe Budden - Mood Musik 2
04. Talib Kweli & Hi-Tek - Train of Thought
05. Busta Rhymes - The Big Bang
06. Mos Def - The Ecstatic
07. Jean Grae & 9th Wonder - Jeanius
08. Jadakiss - Kiss of Death
09. Ghostface Killah - Fishscale
10. JayLib - Champion Sound
11. Common - Be
12. The Roots - Rising Down
13. Lupe Fiasco's The Cool
14. Talib Kweli - Quality
15. Missy Elliott - Under Construction
16. Evidence - The Weatherman LP
17. The Clipse - Hell Hath No Fury
18. Foreign Exchange - Connected
19. Cam'Ron - Come Home With Me
20. Raekwon - Only Built For Cuban Linx II
21. Snoop Dogg - Rhythm & Gangsta
22. Kanye West - Late Registration
23. Elzhi - Europass
24. Kid Cudi - Man On The Moon: The End Of Day
25. Foxy Brown - Broken Silence

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22. "Aight… I tried "
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25 Starchild - OC
24 Aziatic - AZ
23 In The Ruff - Diamond District
22 Dirty Acres - Cunninlynguists
21 The Grind Date - De La Soul
20 Blazing Arrow - Blackalicious
19 I’ll Sleep When You’re Dead - El-P
18 None Shall Pass - Aesop Rock
17 Supreme Clientele - Ghostface Killah
16 The Renaissance - Q-Tip
15 Fantastic, Vol 2 - Slum Village
14 Hell Hath No Fury - Clipse
13 Stankonia - OutKast
12 Never Better - P.O.S.
11 Train Of Thought - Talib Kweli & Hi-Tek are Reflection Eternal
10 Madvillainy - Madvillain
9 The Ecstatic - Mos Def
8 Below The Heavens - Blu & Exile
7 Like Water For Chocolate - Common
6 Game Theory - The Roots
5 The Lost Tapes - Nas
4 Mm..Food - MF Doom
3 The Cool - Lupe Fiasco
2 Donuts - J Dilla
1 The Fix - Scarface

  

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27. "RE: The Lesson's Favorite Hip Hop Albums of the 2000s (Voting)"
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Ghostface Killah - Supreme Clientele
Scarface - The Fix
Common - Be
dead prez - Lets Get Free
OutKast - Stankonia
Reflection Eternal - Train Of Thought
Deltron 3030 - Deltron 3030
M.O.P. - Warriorz
Prodigy - H.N.I.C.
Cannibal Ox - The Cold Vein
Freeway - Philadelphia Freeway
Jay-Z - The Blueprint
Clipse - Hell Hath No Fury
Dungeon Family - Even In Darkness
Gang Starr - The Ownerz
Young Jeezy - Let's Get It: Thug Motivation 101
MF Doom - MM..Food
Kanye West - Late Registration
Madvillain - Madvillainy
Beanie Sigel - The B.Coming
Little Brother - The Minstrel Show
T.I. - Trap Muzik
Quasimoto - The Further Adventures Of Lord Quas
Masta Ace - Disposable Arts
Murs And 9th Wonder - Murray's Revenge

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Falcons, Braves, Bulldogs and Hawks

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28. "This was really tough"
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A bunch were left out…

1. Blackalicious - Blazing Arrow
2. Atmosphere - When Life Gives you Lemons Paint That Shit Gold
3. Zion I - Mind Over Matter
4. Five Deez - Koolmotor
5. Madvillain - Madvillany
6. Deltron 3030 - Deltron 3030
7. Del - Both Sides of The Brain
8. Aceyalone - Accepted eclectic
9. Myka 9 - 1969
10. Haiku Detat - Coup De Theater
11. The Roots - Phrenology
12. Common - Electric Circus
13. Common - Like Water for Chocolate
14. Reflection Eternal - Train of thought
15. J Live - The Best Part
16. One Be Lo - Sonogram
17. Atmosphere - You cant imagine how much fun we are having
18. Grouch & Eligh - No more greener grasses
19. Cyne - Evolution Fight
20. Q-Tip - The Renaissance
21. People Under The Stairs - OST
22. Pase Rock - Bullshit as Usual
23. Slum Village - Fantastic Vol.2
24. Diverse - One AM
25. Aesop Rock - None Shall Pass

  

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30. "Never heard of that Pase Rock album, and I've looked."
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Listening now. Lots of Nujabes is always a good sign.

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I check for: Serengeti, Zeroh, Open Mike Eagle, Jeremiah Jae, Moka Only.

  

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32. "Great album from beginning to end"
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It didn’t spend much time on the ranking order, this album could easily be much higher on my list

Nujabes (RIP) beats are amazing… love the drums, jazz and heavy bass. Fat Jon also produced one track.

  

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40. "RE: This was really tough"
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That Diverse LP though...the production alone...

Integrity is the Cornerstone of Artistry...

  

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29. "appreciating this this morning"
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Stuff like this gets me pulling out stuff I haven't listened to in a long time. This morning it's Deltron 3030, probably been six or seven years since the last time I listened --- so good! Forgot how many of these verses I remember by heart and how much I wore this out. Thanks for doing this.

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31. "RE: The Lesson's Favorite Hip Hop Albums of the 2000s (Voting)"
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1. Likwit Junkies - The L.J's (I just found out they released a sequel last year, it's great too, don't understand why more people don't use DJ Babu for production, he's incredible)
2. KRS-ONE - Prophets vs Profits
3. Sticky Fingaz - Autobiography of Kirk Jones
4. Ian Kamau - September Nine Mixtape
5. dead prez - Let's Get Free
6. KRS-ONE - The Sneak Attack
7. Immortal Technique - Revolutionary Vol 2
8. DJ Jazzy Jeff - The Magnificent
9. Common - Be
10. Masta Ace - Disposable Arts
11. Pace Won - The Only Color that Matters is Green
12. Blu and Exile - Below the Heavens
13. Kanye West - Graduation
14. Gang Starr - The Ownerz
15. KRS-ONE and Marley Marl - Hip Hop Lives
16. Immortal Technique - Revolutionary Vol 1
17. Nas - Stillmatic
18. KRS-ONE - Kristyles
19. Kanye West - College Dropout
20. The Roots - Phrenology
21. Masta Ace - A Long Hot Summer
22. Kanye West - Late Registration
23. KRS-ONE - Life
24. Common - Like Water for Chocolate
25. DJ Jazzy Jeff - The Return of the Magnificent

  

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34. "^^^ yo I ain’t know KRS posted here!!!"
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35. "^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^"
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36. "Fresh for 2021 you suckas!!!"
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33. "I love these polls but I feel like I pull my hair out doing this LOL!"
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1 Be - Common
2 College Dropout - Kanye West
3 We Got It 4 Cheap 2 (mixtape) - Re-Up Gang
4 Let's Get Free - Dead Prez
5 Stillmatic - Nas
6 Grind Date - De La Soul
7 Black Milk - Tronic
8 Dirty Acres - Cunninglynguists
9 Get Rich or Die Trying - 50 Cent
10 Death Is Certain - Royce da 5'9
11 Lord Willin' - Clipse
12 So Far Gone (mixtape) - Drake
13 Graduation - Kanye West
14 Hell Hath No Fury - Clipse
15 The Blueprint - Jay Z
16 Food & Liquor - Lupe Fiasco
17 God's Son - Nas
18 Monkey Barz - Sean Price
19 Black Album - Jay-Z
20 Madvillainy - Madvillain
21 Wu-Tang Clan - 8 Diagrams
22 D.I.R.T. (Da Incredible Rap Team) - Heltah Skeltah
23 Speakerbox/Love Below - Outkast
24 The Carter III - Lil Wayne
25 Stankonia - Outkast



  

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37. "RE: The Lesson's Favorite Hip Hop Albums of the 2000s (Voting)"
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1 - Phrenology - The Roots
2 - Stankonia - OutKast
3 - Like Water for Chocolate - Common
4 - The Private Press - DJ Shadow
5 - Game Theory - The Roots
6 - Joyful Rebellion - K-Os
7 - Graduation - Kanye West
8 - The Minstrel Show - Little Brother
9 - The Black Album - Jay Z
10 - Rising Down - The Roots
11 - American Gangster - Jay Z
12 - The Ownerz - Gangstarr
13 - Late Registration - Kanye West
14 - Fantastic, Vol 2 - Slum Village
15 - Act I: The Eternal Sunshine (The Pledge) - Jay Electronica
16 - Voodoo - D'Angelo
17 - The Ecstatic - Mos Def
18 - Train of Thought - Reflection Eternal
19 - How I Got Over - The Roots
20 - King - T.I.
21 - Petestrumentals - Pete Rock
22 - Shades of Blue - Madlib
23 - Quality Control - Jurassic 5
24 - Electric Circus - Common
25 - Atlantis: Hymns for Disco - K-Os

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Needless to say, I was a big fan of The Soulquarians in this decade (The Roots especially). K-Os was a big go-to during this decade as well.

I have a few instrumental albums in here along with D'Angelo. Since these are all made either by hip-hop producers or featuring a strong influence by hip-hop producers (D'Angelo), I thought they may apply. If they don't let me know, I'll add some other albums to fill out the list.

The twenty-five were easy to fill out. But ordering the back half of the list was harder than I thought it would be. I'm more of tiers than number ranking guy so breaking down the list in this amount of detail took a bit of time.

It's interesting that for as much as I thought hip-hop was trash, there was a good deal of really good music throughout. Especially towards the beginning and end of the decade.






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38. "HIGO was 2010, just gotta replace that one"
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39. "Okay"
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Here's my new list:

1 - Phrenology - The Roots
2 - Stankonia - OutKast
3 - Like Water for Chocolate - Common
4 - The Private Press - DJ Shadow
5 - Game Theory - The Roots
6 - Joyful Rebellion - K-Os
7 - Graduation - Kanye West
8 - The Minstrel Show - Little Brother
9 - The Black Album - Jay Z
10 - Rising Down - The Roots
11 - American Gangster - Jay Z
12 - The Ownerz - Gangstarr
13 - Late Registration - Kanye West
14 - Fantastic, Vol 2 - Slum Village
15 - Act I: The Eternal Sunshine (The Pledge) - Jay Electronica
16 - Voodoo - D'Angelo
17 - The Ecstatic - Mos Def
18 - Train of Thought - Reflection Eternal
19 - King - T.I.
20 - Petestrumentals - Pete Rock
21 - Shades of Blue - Madlib
22 - Quality Control - Jurassic 5
23 - Electric Circus - Common
24 - Atlantis: Hymns for Disco - K-Os
25 - God's Son - Nas

<--- Me when my head hits the pillow

  

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