OT: Paul's Boutique released 25 years ago today
Where's Tha Carter 3 in that list?
I vote for any rap album by Hugh Jackman.
Cruisin down the street in my 6-4
That's a good one. I still have my copy on cassette from when it was released. Now if you will excuse me, I gotta get drunk before the day begins, before my mother starts bitching about my friends.
I am going to admit that sometimes this particular Beastie Boys album is in the mix for my commute music, and while my commute is only about nine miles, I will say that "Johnny Ryall" among other songs is not the worst way to wake up when you're pretty sure that you've not had enough coffee. I think this was the first album from their post Def Jam era too, although I might be wrong there.
Hooked by Vanilla Ice needs to be in the top 3 somewhere no????
Call me old fashioned but I can listen to Licensed to Ill from end to end quite happily.
Thanks for your color commentary on that.
One of my all time favorites. High Plains Drifter and Johnny Ryall are classics, but there really isn't a bad one on there.
There is an all demo version out there somewhere, but I've never seen it for sale.
me against the world. ATliens, southernplayalistic, Outkast is great as well
My top 5: 1) 36 Chambers. 2) Paid in Full. 3) Illmatic. 4) The Chronic. 5) Straight Outta Compton.
To my ear, Illmatic is probably the best thing ever done, though I'm not prepared for a vigorous defense of my ear.
is my number 1 as well.
The most complete album I have listened to.
Illmatic is right up there for me too.
I'd also have to put up the Marshall Mathers LP and Strictly 4 My N.I.G.G.A.z too, though not quite as even, their high points make up for it, I think.
Listened to Ressurection by Common today and it is definitely near the top of my list.
Paris' "The Devil Made Me Do It" and Public Enemy's "Fear of a Black Planet".
Beasties Boys were worth a listen and a laugh back in the 80s but there was a lot more interesting shit going on. Their original drummer was a Jewish woman from Brooklyn who quit and went to school in Boston, we used to get wasted together.
License to Ill, yes I would agree. But Paul's was a game changer for the genre.
If you ain't in my set you ain't my friend . . .
Tribe called quest midnight maurauders
Paul's Boutique and Midnight Marauders are my two favorite group hip hop albums though I admit I haven't listened to a lot of the newer stuff.
I have seen many great concerts blah blah blah...
but seeing Tribe and the Beasties at the same show, and seeing them rap together, is up there...
my top five hip hop albums: 1.) College drop out 2.) illmatic 3.) straight out of compton 4.) Ready to die 5.) It takes a nation
best recent albums: Sideline story, twisted dark fantasy, watch the throne, No ceilings...
1. Nation of Millions - P.E. in full effect.
3. Juice Soundtrack
My favs and definitely all worth a listen or twenty.
The greatest album of all time.
[I listen to all genres of music (born 1975) ...]
If there was such thing as a 'sleeper hit' for an album, this would be the exact defintiion.
Nobody was ready for it.
PB single-handedly killed the sampling free-for-all of the late 80's (& early 90's.)
Not perfect grammar, always perfect timing
Fear of a Black Planet, Low End Theory, Blow Out Comb, and Bizzare Ride ii The Pharcyde just based on pure amount of times listened
1989! A number . . .
Digable Planets are one of the most underrated groups of all time.
ENTER THE 36 CHAMBERS
WHAT'S THE TIME?
IT'S TIME TO GET ILL
I have to admit that for me rap ceased to exist around 93 or 94. The atonal, arhythmic, unintelligible mumbling that seemed to gain traction around that time completely lost me. Yes I am old. Get off my lawn!
These posts just make me feel old. Love the B Boys, though.
Notorious BIG- Ready to die, end of discussion
Sorry man, he doesn't even belong in the conversation with Chuck D and Rakim.
I discovered Paul's Boutique years after its release. Let's not forget about Enter the Wu Tang. Raising Hell was my first rap album.
This serves as nothing but a reminder that I am heading into old bastard territory. I have the urge to yell "Get off my lawn!"
#1 all time: Ice Cube Death Certificate
Me Against the World
Ready to Die
Enter the Wu Tang: 36 Chambers
The Marshall Mathers LP
It Takes A Nation of Millions...
Paid In Full
EPMD Strictly Business
Das Efx Dead Serious
I don't understand the relatively recent obsession with Death Certificate. AmeriKKKa's Most Wanted was worlds better. I remember when Death Certificate got 4.5 mics from The Source and thinking how it was only rated more than 4 because of positive feelings about AMW lingering in the subconscious (in retrospect, 4.5 was correct, but it wasn't a 5 mic classic like AmeriKKKa's Most).
Figured I'd make mention of it since you folks repping the first golden age seem to be forgetting about it. I feel like we've waited more than long enough for the third already...