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Since there seemed to be some interest in this topic in the All time song poll, I will start this off since this is by far my most favorite genre.

I will start off with a great classic.
Boogie Down Productions "Criminal Minded"

This is the album that really got me hooked on Hip hop music.
KRS one lyrics, minimal Scott La Rock production.
So many classic Hip hop songs on this album. This was kind of the precursor to East Coast gansta rap.

I still remember listening to this as a kid, and wondering how anyone could not love this music, and rap music as a whole.
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Here's a chronological list of some of my favorites, lumped by year. A lot of '80s and '90s stuff -- including, yes, the pop rap. It looks like my axis point is 1992, but so, I'm not sure what if anything here is considered obscure. Streight Up Menace? Cypress Hill's How I Could Just...? Newcleus's Jam On It? (I don't exactly lean toward early '80s stuff, but I really liked this one.) I don't think most people have heard Lil Rob's Summer Nights. Some beats I could hear all day, like You Gots to Chill, I Got 5 on It, Passin' Me By, and The Message (whose beat is on here twice).

Kurtis Blow - The Breaks

Grandmaster Flash and the Furious Five feat. Melle Mel and Duke Bootee - The Message
Melle Mel & Duke Bootee (lumped in with Grandmaster Flash recordings) - Message II (Survival)

Run-D.M.C. - Rock Box
Newcleus - Jam On It

Beastie Boys - Brass Monkey
Run-D.M.C. - Peter Piper
Run-D.M.C. - Walk This Way

Eric B. and Rakim - I Ain’t No Joke
Boogie Down Productions - 9mm Goes Bang

EPMD - You Gots to Chill
Rob Base and DJ E-Z Rock - It Takes Two
Public Enemy - Black Steel in the Hour of Chaos
De La Soul - Potholes in My Lawn
N.W.A. - Straight Outta Compton
Big Daddy Kane - Ain’t No Half-Steppin’

Biz Markie - Just a Friend
Beastie Boys - Looking Down the Barrel of a Gun
Vanilla Ice - Ice Ice Baby
Beastie Boys - Egg Man
Faith No More - Epic
Tone Loc - Wild Thing


LL Cool J - Around the Way Girl
LL Cool J - Mama Said Knock You Out
MC Hammer - U Can’t Touch This

Cypress Hill - How I Could Just Kill a Man
Naughty by Nature - O.P.P.
Geto Boys - Mind Playing Tricks on Me
PM Dawn - Set Adrift on Memory Bliss
De La Soul - A Roller Skating Jam Named “Saturdays”
Heavy D. and the Boyz feat. Aaron Hall - Now That We Found Love

Dr. Dre feat. Snoop Doggy Dogg - Nuthin' But a 'G' Thang
Sir Mix-a-Lot - Baby Got Back
Beastie Boys - So What'cha Want
Ice Cube - It Was a Good Day
Arrested Development - Tennessee
Naughty by Nature - Hip Hop Hooray
House of Pain - Jump Around
Pharcyde - Passin’ Me By
Dr. Dre feat. Jewell and Snoop Doggy Dogg - Let Me Ride
Dr. Dre feat. Snoop Doggy Dogg - [F*** wit] Dre Day [(And Everybody’s Celebratin’)]
Arrested Development - Mr. Wendal
Kris Kross - Jump
Dr. Dre feat. Snoopy Doggy Dogg - Deep Cover

2Pac - Keep Ya Head Up
2Pac feat. Shock-G and Money-B - I Get Around
Wu-Tang Clan - C.R.E.A.M.
Snoop Doggy Dogg - Gin and Juice
Snow - Informer
MC Eiht - Streight Up Menace
Mista Grimm feat. Warren G and Nate Dogg - |ndo Smoke
Ice Cube feat. Das EFX - Check Yo Self (The Message Remix)
Wu-Tang Clan - Method Man
Too $hort - I’m a Player
Salt-n-Pepa - Shoop

Warren G feat. Nate Dogg - Regulate
Coolio - Fantastic Voyage

2Pac - Dear Mama
Luniz feat. Michael Marshall - I Got 5 on It
Coolio feat. L.V. - Gangsta’s Paradise

2Pac - I Ain't Mad at Cha
2Pac feat. K-Ci & JoJo - How Do U Want It
2Pac - Heartz of Men

The Notorious B.I.G. - Mo Money Mo Problems
The Notorious B.I.G. - Hypnotize

DMX - Ruff Ryders’ Anthem
Lauryn Hill - Doo Wop (That Thing)
OutKast - Rosa Parks
Beastie Boys - Intergalactic

Jay-Z feat. UGK - Big P|mpin’
Dr. Dre feat. Eminem - Forgot About Dre
Eminem - My Name Is


Eminem feat. Dido - Stan
Eminem - The Real Slim Shady
Ludacris - Southern Hospitality
Linkin Park - In the End

Eminem - Lose Yourself
Eminem - Without Me
Public Enemy - Son of a Bush
Nelly - Hot in Herre

Jay-Z - Encore
50 Cent - In Da Club
Jay-Z - My 1st Song
Dizzee Rascal - Jus’ a Rascal
Dizzee Rascal - Sittin’ Here

Kanye West feat. GLC and Consequence - Spaceship
The Streets - It Was Supposed to Be So Easy

Lil Rob - Summer Nights
Chamillionaire feat. Krayzie Bone - Ridin’
Bow Wow feat. Omarion - Let Me Hold You
Gorillaz - Feel Good Inc.
Kanye West feat. Adam Levine - Heard ‘Em Say
Kanye West - Gold Digger
Kanye West feat. The Game - Crack Music

E-40 feat. T-Pain and Kandi Girl - U and Dat

M.I.A. - Paper Planes

Jay-Z feat. Alicia Keys - Empire State of Mind

Kanye West feat. Rihanna - All of the Lights
Kanye West - Gorgeous
Nicki Minaj - Super Bass
Kanye West feat. John Legend - The Blame Game

Stephen Colbert: You know more than I do about this, because you’re in the rap world. A lot of times it’ll say “feat.” You know, like … “Rihanna ‘feat’ Pitbull,” or something like that. It often says “feat” Pitbull. I think -- Pitbull’s first name might actually be “feat.”
Have you ever did “feat Marshall Mathers”? Have you ever “feat”ed?
Marshall Mathers: I have “feat”ed.
Stephen Colbert: What does it mean? When you are “feat”ing … What is this “feat”?
Marshall Mathers: Featuring.
Stephen Colbert: Oh, featuring, okay.
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The Source, the long-running hip-hop magazine, once made a list of the 151 greatest hip-hop songs.

(Obviously #9 here is Fuck Tha Police)
https://rateyourmusic.com/list/Matica/1 ... he_source/
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Some that I kinda Like

Abstract Rude-Stop Biting
Cake-The Distance (If "Epic" counts, this does too)
Coolio-Gangsta's Paradise
Digital Underground-The Humpty Dance
DJ Shadow-Building Steam...
Eminem-Beautiful
Eminem-Not Afraid
Fugees-Ready or Not
Hilltop Hoods-Chase that Feeling
Hilltop Hoods-Nosebleed Section
Kanye West and Friends-Monster
Kendrick Lamar-i
Kendrick Lamar-These Walls
Lupe Fiasco-Hip Hop Saved my Life
TI-What you Know
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I'm gonna do my favorite songs and albums by decades. First songs and then albums. Most of these songs listed are from this site http://brooklynradio.com/history-of-hip-hop/. With some that I removed and some that I added.

70's Hip Hop Songs:

Grandmaster Flash & The Furious Five – Superappin’
Kurtis Blow – Christmas Rap
Sequence – Funk You Up
Funky 4 + 1 – Rapping and Rocking the House
Ron Hunt – Spiderap
Fatback Band – King Tim III (Personality Jock)
Sugarhill Gang – Rapper’s Delight
Lady B – To the Beat Yall
Paulette & Tanya Winley – Rhymin and Rappin
Jazzy 4 MCs – MC Rock
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80's songs:

1980
Spoonie G – Spoonin Rap
Spoonie G & The Treacherous 3 – Love Rap
Spoonie G & The Treacherous 3 – New Rap Language
Grandmaster Flash & The Furious Five – Freedom
Sugarhill Gang – 8th Wonder
Kurtis Blow – The Breaks
Funky Four + 1 – That’s The Joint

1981
Treacherous 3 – Heartbeat Rap
Dr. Jeckyl & Mr. Hyde – Genius Rap
Just Four – Girls of the World
Afrika Bambaataa & Jazzy 5 -Jazzy Sensation (Bronx Mix)
T-Ski Valley – Never Let Go
Mean Machine – Disco Dream
Troy Rainey – Tricky T Rap
Solo Sound – Get the Party Jumpin
Crash Crew – We Want To Rock
Disco Four – Do It, Do It
Grandmaster Flash & The Furious Five – Adventures of Grandmaster Flash on the Wheels of Steel
Sugarhill Gang – Apache
Busy B vs. Kool Moe Dee (Live)

1982
The Treacherous Three – Yes We Can-Can
Fearless Four – Rockin’ It
Fearless Four – It’s Magic
Cold Crush Brother – Weekend
Disco Four – We’re At The Party
Crash Crew – Breaking Bells (Take Me To The Mardi Gras)
Grandmaster Flash & the Furious Five – The Message
Pieces of A Dream – Mt. Airy Groove
Star Quality & Class – Betcha Got A Dude On The Side
Funky 4 + 1 More – Do You Want To Rock
Grandmaster Flash & The Furious Five – Flash To The Beat (Live)
Jimmy Spicer – The Bubble Bunch
Malcolm Mclaren – Buffalo Gals
Just Four – Jam To Remember
Nairobe & the Awesome Foursome – Funky Soul Makossa
Africa Bambaataa – Looking For The Perfect Beat
Grandmaster Flash & The Furious Five – Scorpio
Africa Bambaataa The Soul Sonic Force – Planet Rock

1983
Jimmy Spicer – (Money) Dollar Bill Y’all
Fresh 3 MC’s – Fresh
Run DMC – Jam Master Jay
Fantasy 3 – It’s Your Back
Crash Crew – On The Radio
Lovebug Starski – Live at the Fever
Run DMC – Sucker MCs
Kevvie Kev – All Night Love (Waterbed)
Grandmaster Flash & The Furious Five – New York, New York
The B-Boys – 2, 3 Break
Treacherous Three – Action
Dimples D – Sucker DJ’s (I Will Survive)
G.L.O.B.E. and Whiz Kid – Play That Beat Mr. DJ
The B-Boys – Cuttin’ Herbie
Africa Bambaataa & The Soulsonic Force – Renegades of Funk
Grandmaster Flash & The Furious Five – White Lines
The B-Boys – Rock The House
Run DMC – It’s Like That
Run DMC – Hard Times
Double Dee & Steinski – Lesson 2 The James Brown Mix

1984
LL Cool J – I Need A Beat
Whodini – Friends
Whodini - Big Mouth
Donald D – Don’s Groove
The World’s Famous Supreme Team – Hey DJ
Run DMC – Rock Box
UTFO – Roxanne, Roxanne
Roxanne Shante – Roxanne’s Revenge
T La Rock – It’s Yours
Kurtis Blow – AJ Scratch
The Fat Boys – Jailhouse Rap
Whodini – Freaks Come Out At Night
Kurtis Blow – Basketball
Davy DMX – One For The Treble (Fresh)
Doug E. Fresh – Original Human Beatbox
Master O.C. & Krazy Eddie – Masters of the Scratch
The Fat Boys (Disco 3) – Human Beat Box
Whodini – Five Minutes of Funk
Newcleus – Jam On It

1985
Run DMC – Together Forever (Krush Groove 4)
LL Cool J – I Can’t Live Without My Radio
LL Cool J - I Need A Beat (Remix)
Steady B – Just Call Us Def
Superkids – The Tragedy (Don’t Do It)
The Treacherous Three – Turn it Up
Toddy Tee – The Batterram
Kurtis Blow – If I Ruled The World
Mantronix – Fresh Is The Word- feat. MC Tee
Marley Marl – Marley Scratch- feat. MC Shan
Stetsasonic – Just Say Stet
Run DMC – King Of Rock
Jazzy Jay – Cold Chillin In The Spot
Schoolly D – PSK
Supernature – The Show Stoppa (It’s Supa Fresh)
The B-Boys – Girls (Pt. 2)
Bad Boys feat. K-Love – Veronica
Cutmaster DC – Brooklyn’s In The House
Grandmaster Flash – Larry’s Dance Theme
Doug E. Fresh & Slick Rick – The Show
Tricky Tee – Johnny The Fox
Sparky D – Sparky’s Turn (Roxanne You’re Through)
Korner Boyz – It’s On (Jazzy Jeff Scratch)
Run DMC – Darryl & Joe (Krush Groove 3)
Roxanne Shante – Bite This
Whistle – Nothing serial (We’re Only Buggin’)
Word Of Mouth feat. DJ Cheese – King Kut
Rockmaster Scott & The Dynamic Three – Request Line
Masterdon Committee – Funkbox Party 2
Rockmaster Scott & The Dynamic Three – The Roof Is On Fire
Egyptian Lover – Computer Love
LL Cool J – That’s A Lie

1986
The Beastie Boys – Posse In Effect
Joeski Love – Pee Wee’s Dance
Rodney O & Joe Cooley – Everlasting Bass
Eric B. & Rakim – My Melody
Sweet Tee & Jazzy Joyce – It’s My Beat
Boogie Down Productions – South Bronx
MC Shan – The Bridge
Original Concept – Knowledge Me
Kool Moe Dee – Go See the Doctor
Salt ‘N Pepa – My Mic Sounds Nice
King Tee – Payback’s A Mutha
Run DMC – Dumb Girl
Ultramagnetic MCs – Ego Trippin
Just Ice – Cold Getting Dumb
Eric B. & Rakim – Eric B. For President
Biz Markie – Make The Music With Your Mouth Biz
Stetsasonic – 4Ever My Beat
Heavy D – Mr. Big Stuff
Kool G Rap – It’s A Demo
Steady B – Bring The Beat Back
The Beastie Boys – Time To Get Ill
Run DMC – Peter Piper
Dj Jazzy Jeff & The Fresh Prince – Live At Union Square

1987
Dismasters – Small Time Hustler
LL Cool J - Rock The Bells
Beastie Boys - Paul Revere
Beastie Boys - Hold It Now, Hit It
Beastie Boys - (You Gotta) Fight for Your Right (To Party!)
Beastie Boys - The New Style
Beastie Boys - She's Crafty
Beastie Boys - Girls
MC Lyte – Kickin’ 4 Brooklyn
Just Ice – Goin’ Way Back
LL Cool J – Kanday
Eazy E – Boys In The Hood
NWA – Dope Man
Boogie Down Productions – Criminal Minded
Kool G Rap – Rikers Island
MC Lyte – I Cram To Understand
Audio Two – Top Billin’
The Jungle Brothers – Jimbrowski
EPMD – You’re A Customer
Latee – This Cut’s Got Flavor
Boogie Down Productions – Poetry
Public Enemy – Timebomb
Schoolly D – Saturday Night
Eric B. & Rakim – Paid In Full
Steady B – Use Me
Biz Markie – Nobody Beats The Biz
Classical Two – Rap’s New Generation
Salt ‘N Pepa – I’ll Take Your Man
Super Lover Cee & Cassanova Rud – Do The James
Public Enemy – P.E. #1
LL Cool J – My Rhyme Ain’t Done
Roxanne Shante – Have A Nice Day
Spoonie Gee – The Godfather
Eric B. & Rakim – I Know You Got Soul
Ultramagnetic MCs – Funky (Remix)
Big Daddy Kane – Raw
Public Enemy – Bring The Noise
Public Enemy - Miuzi Weighs A Ton
Public Enemy - You're Gonna Get Yours
Public Enemy - Megablast

1988
JVC Force – Strong Island
LL Cool J – Jack the Ripper
Public Enemy – Don’t Believe the Hype
Kool G Rap – Road to the Riches
Antoinette – Unfinished Business
Jungle Brothers – I Got It Like That
BDP – I’m Still #1
Run DMC – Beats to the Rhyme
Krown Rulers – Paper Chase
Tuff Crew – My Part of Town
Big Daddy Kane – Set It Off
45 King – 900 Number
Rob Base – It Takes Two
Chill Rob G – The Power
The Gucci Crew – Sally That Girl
JJ Fad – Supersonic
NWA – Boyz in the Hood
Sir Mixalot – Posse on Broadway
MC EZ & Troup – Get Retarded
De La Soul – Plug Tuning
MC Lyte – 10% Dis
Queen Latifah – Wrath of My Madness
Eric B & Rakim – Microphone Fiend
Juice Crew – The Symphony
Biz Markie & Big Daddy Kane – Just Rhymin With The Biz
Craig G – Droppin Science
Positive K – Step Up Front
Stetsasonic – Talkin All That Jazz

1989
Jungle Brothers – Beads on a String
Kool G Rap & DJ Polo – Truly Yours
The Bizzie Boys – Droppin It
LL Cool J – Big Ol Butt
Big Daddy Kane – Smooth Operator
Heavy D – You Ain’t Heard Nothing Yet
Gangstarr – Words I Manifest
Kwame – The Rhythm
Steady B – Serious
YZ – Thinking of a Master Plan
Chill Rob G – Court is Now In Session
Uptown – Dope on Plastic
Three Times Dope – The Greatest Man Alive
Public Enemy – 911 Is A Joke
3rd Bass – Steppin to the AM
Slick Rick – Mona Lisa
Digital Underground – The Humpty Dance
Beastie Boys – Hey Ladies
EPMD – So Wat Cha Sayin
NWA – Straight Outta Compton
Stop The Violence Movement – Self Destruction
Chubb Rock – Ya Bad Chubbs
Queen Latifah & Monie Love – Ladies First
De La Soul – Eye Know
Tuff Crew – Soul Food
Big Daddy Kane – Warm it Up Kane
Doug Lazy – Let It Roll
Young MC – Bust A Move
2 Live Crew – Me So Horny
Biz Markie – Just A Friend
NWA - Express Yourself
NWA - Dopeman
NWA - Gangsta, Gangsta
NWA - If It Ain't Ruff
EPMD - You Gots To Chill
EPMD - The Big Payback
EPMD - I'm Housin
EPMD - Jane
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90's Songs - 1st half (90-94):

1990
Above The Law - Another Execution
Ice Cube - Once Upon A Time In The Projects
Main Source - Just Hanging Out
A Tribe Called Quest - Can I Kick It?
A Tribe Called Quest - Rhythm (Devoted to the Art of Moving Butts)
A Tribe Called Quest - Description Of A Fool
Eric B. & Rakim "Mahogany
Compton's Most Wanted "Give It Up"
CPO "Ballad Of A Menace"
Lord Finesse & DJ Mike Smooth "Here I Come"
Gang Starr "Love Sick"
Digital Underground - Freaks Of The Industry"
Lakim Shabazz "The Lost Tribe Of Shabazz"
King Tee "Played Like A Piano"
K-Solo "Fugitive"
Kool G. Rap "Streets Of New York"
Masta Ace "Me & The Biz"
The Geto Boys "Gangster Of Love"
A Tribe Called Quest "Bonita Applebum"
A Tribe Called Quest "Push It Along"
Freshco & Miz "Ain't You Freshco?"
Eric B. & Rakim "In The Ghetto"
Main Source "Just A Friendly Game Of Baseball"
Nice & Smooth "No Bones In Ice Cream"
Dooley-O "Watch My Moves"
D-Nice "Call Me D-Nice"
Boogie Down Productions "Material Love"
Special Ed "Living Like A Star"
Poor Righteous Teachers "Rock This Funky Joint"
Big Daddy Kane "Young Gifted And Black"
Lord Finesse & DJ Mike Smooth "Funky Technician"
Third Bass "Product Of The Environment"
LL Cool J "Eat 'Em Up LL, Chill"
The Geto Boys "Scarface"
Above The Law "Murder Rap"
Low Profile "Playing For Keeps"
Ron B "Stitch By Stitch"
Main Source "Snake Eyes"
Chill Rob G. "Let Me Show You (Prince Paul Remix)"
K-Solo "Your Mom's In Our Business"
The Flavor Unit "The Flavor Unit Assassination Squad"
Too $hort "The Ghetto"
Three Times Dope "No Words"
Special Ed "The Mission"
Main Source "Think"
Third Bass "3 Strikes 5000"
KMD "Gasface Refill"
Gang Starr "Just To Get A Rep"
Public Enemy "911 Is A Joke"
YZ "Sons Of The Father"
Brand Nubian "Drop The Bomb"
Lord Alibaski "Crunch Time"
X-Clan "Heed The Word Of The Brother"
Kinds Of Swing "Nod Your Head To This"
Special Ed "Ready 2 Attack"
Special Ed "I'm The Magnificent (Remix)"
Gang Starr "Who's Gonna Take The Weight"
Three Times Dope "In Effect"
A Tribe Called Quest "Youthful Expression"
Brand Nubian "Ragtime"
415 "415in"
X-Clan "Days Of Outrage, Operation Snatchback"
Ice Cube "Amerikkka's Most Wanted"
Kid Frost "La Raza"
Kool G Rap & DJ Polo "Talk Like Sex"
Monie Love "It's A Shame"
A Tribe Called Quest "Pubic Enemy"
Intelligent Hoodlum "Trag Invasion"
N.W.A. "100 Miles And Running"
E.P.M.D. "I'm Mad"
E.P.M.D. "Rampage"
LL Cool J "Jingling Baby (Remixed And Still Jingling)"
Public Enemy - Welcome To The Terrordome

1991
NWA – Alwayz Into Somethin’
Cypress Hill – Latin Lingo
Black Sheep – Butt In The Meantime
De La Soul – Afro Connections At A Hi 5 (In The Eyes Of The Hoodlum)
Ice Cube – A Bird In The Hand
Compton’s Most Wanted – Growin’ Up In The Hood
Public Enemy – Shut Em Down (Pete Rock Remix)
Ed OG – Gotta Have It
The Geto Boys – Mind Playing Tricks on Me
Del Tha Funky Homosapien – Pissin’ On Your Steps
A Tribe Called Quest – Check The Rhime
DJ Jazzy Jeff & The Fresh Prince – Summertime
Ice Cube – Steady Mobbin’
Gang Starr – Step In The Arena
MC Lyte – Poor Georgie
Nice & Smooth – Hip Hop Junkies (Spanish Fly Mix)
K.M.D. – Nitty Gritty (Dog Spelled Bkwds mix) (feat. Busta Rhymes & Brand Nubian)
Black Sheep – The Choice Is Yours (Revisited)
Del Tha Funky Homosapien – Mistadobalina
Tim Dog – Fuck Compton
DJ Quik – Born And Raised In Compton
Main Source – Live At The Barbecue
Digital Underground – Same Song (feat. 2Pac)
MC Breed – Ain’t No Future in Yo Frontin’
AMG – Bitch Betta Have My Money
AMG – Jiggable Pie
Nice & Smooth – Sometimes I Rhyme Slow
DJ Quik – Tonight
Del Tha Funky Homosapien – The Wacky World of Rapid Transit
Ice Cube – Doing Dumb Shit
Scarface – Born Killer
A Tribe Called Quest – What?
Raw Fusion – Throw Your Hands In The Air
De La Soul – Ring Ring Ring (Ha Ha Hey)
Leaders Of The New School – Sobb Story
Cypress Hill – The Phuncky Feel One
DJ Quik – Sweet Black Pussy
A Tribe Called Quest – Buggin’ Out
Naughty By Nature – O.P.P
Poor Righteous Teachers – Shakila
Poor Righteous Teachers – Easy Star
De La Soul – Bitties In The BK Lounge
Gang Starr – Credit Is Due
Scarface – The Pimp
Black Sheep – La Menage feat. Q – Tip
De La Soul – Millie Pulled A Pistol On Santa
Scarface – A Minute to Pray and a Second to Die

1992
Cypress Hill - How I Could Just Kill a Man
Cypress Hill - Hand On The Pump
Cypress Hill - The Funky Cypress Hill Shit
Cypress Hill - Hand On The Pump
Ice Cube - Givin' Up the Nappy Dug Out
Ice Cube - True to the Game
Ice Cube - No Vaseline
Black Sheep - Strobelite Honey
Redman – Time 4 Sum Aksion
Brand Nubian – Punks Jump Up
Brand Nubian – Punks Jump Up (Remix)
Das EFX – Mic Checka (Remix)
Gang Starr – DWYCK
A Tribe Called Quest – Scenario (Remix)
Pete Rock & CL Smooth – Straighten It Out
Showbiz & A.G. – Hold Ya Head
Gang Starr – 92 Interlude
Gang Starr – Conspiracy
Nas – Halftime
Chi Ali – Age Ain’t Nothin But A Number
Pete Rock & CL Smooth – Skinz (feat. Grand Puba)
Brand Nubian – Steal Ya ‘Ho
Gang Starr – Take It Personal
Showbiz & A.G. – Hard to Kill
NWA – N——z 4 Life
Diamond & The Psychotic Neurotics – I’m Outta Here
Gang Starr – I’m The Man
Redman – Blow Your Mind (Remix)
EPMD – Crossover
Diamond & The Psychotic Neurotics – I Went For Mine
N2Deep – Back to the Hotel
Ray Luv – Get Ya Money On
House Of Pain – Jump Around and (Pete Rock Remix)
Ultramagnetic MCs – Poppa Large
Public Enemy – Nighttrain (Pete Rock mix)
Big Daddy Kane – Nuff Respect Due
Eric B. & Rakim – Juice (Know The Ledge)
Eric B. & Rakim – Don’t Sweat The Technique
Double XX Posse – Not Gonna Be Able To Do It
Grand Puba – 360° (What Goes Around) (SD50 Remix)
Naughty By Nature – Uptown Anthem
Pete Rock & C.L. Smooth – T.R.O.Y. (They Reminisce Over You)
MC Serch – Back To The Grill
Das EFX – Jussumen
Das EFX – They Want EFX
Apache – Gangster Bitch
Arrested Development – People Everyday
Fu Schnickens – Ring the Alarm
Dr. Dre – Lil Ghetto Boy
Dr. Dre – Nuthin’ But A “G” Thang
D.J Pooh – Sex, Money & Murder
Too $hort – I Want To Be Free (That’s The Truth)
Too $hort – In The Trunk
Son of Bazerk – What Could Be Better Bitch
The Beastie Boys – So What’cha Want
Pharcyde – Passin Me By
Grand Puba – Soul Controller
Kool G Rap – Ill Street Blues
Dr. Dre – Stranded On Death Row
Das EFX - Looseys
Redman - So Ruff
Redman - Watch Yo' Nuggets (feat. Erick Sermon)
Redman - Hardcore
Redman - Tonight's Da Night (feat. Hurricane G)
Redman - Jam 4 U
Das EFX - Straight Out the Sewer
Das EFX - Brooklyn to T-Neck
NWA - The Dayz of Wayback
NWA - Appetite for Destruction

1993
Souls of Mischief – 93 Til Infinity
Cypress Hill – Insane In The Brain
Black Moon – Who Got Da Props
Lords of the Underground – Chief Rocker
Wu-Tang Clan – Protect Ya Neck
M.O.P. – How About Some Hardcore
Beatnuts – Psycho Dwarf
Onyx – Slam
Run DMC f. Pete Rock – Down With the King
KRS One – Sound of the Police
Fat Joe – Flow Joe
Masta Ace, Inc – Born to Roll
Snoop Doggy Dogg – The Shiznit
MC Breed f. Tupac – I Gotta Get Mine
De La Soul – Breakadawn
A Tribe Called Quest – Award Tour
Leaders of the New School – What’s Next + Large Pro Remix
Nubian Crackers f. Artifacts – Do You Wanna Hear It
Funkmaster Flex – Six Million Ways to Die
KRS One – Outta Here
Del tha Funkee Homosapien – Catch A Bad One
Casual – I Didn’t Mean To
Ice Cube – You Know How We Do It
Domino – Ghetto Jam
The Nonce – Mix Tapes
Freestyle Fellowship – Inner City Boundaries
Boss – Deeper
Tupac – Keep Your Head Up
Redman – All Night Long
Tragedy aka Intelligent Hoodlum – Grand Groove
Wu-Tang Clan – Can It Be All So Simple
Jeru tha Damaja – Come Clean
Big L – Devil’s Son
Ultramagnetic MCs – Two Brothers With Checks
Beatnuts – Reign of the Tec
KRS One – Hip-Hop vs Rap
Tupac ft Digital Underground – I Get Around
Snoop Doggy Dogg – Gin and Juice
Ice Cube ft Das EFX – Check Yo Self
Too Short – Don’t Fight the Intro
RBL Posse – Bammer Weed
Tha Alkaholiks – Only When I’m Drunk
LL Cool J – Pink Cookies in a Plastic Bag
Wu-Tang Clan – Method Man
Wu-Tang Clan – Wu-Tang Clan Ain’t Nothin to Fuck With
De La Soul – Ego Trippin (Part Two)
A Tribe Called Quest – Electric Relaxation

1994
Craig Mack f. Notorious B.I.G. & Busta Rhymes – Flava in Ya Ear (remix) and regular version
O.C. – Time’s Up (DJ Ayres blend)
Nas – N.Y. State of Mind
Notorious B.I.G. – Unbelievable
Jeru tha Damaja – D. Original
Gangstarr f. Jeru & Lil Dap – Speak Ya Clout
Artifacts – Wrong Side of Da Tracks
Smif N Wessun – Bucktown
Organized Konfusion – Stress (Pete Rock remix)
Crooklyn Dodgers – Crooklyn
Common Sense – Resurrection (DJ Ayres Blend)
Keith Murray – The Most Beautifullest Thing in this World
Notorious B.I.G. – Juicy
Method Man f. Mary J Blige – You’re All I Need (Remix)
Nas – It Ain’t Hard to Tell (+ Pete Rock Remix)
Group Home – Supa Star
Gang Starr – The ? Remains MIXDOWN
KRS One f. Channel Live – Mad Izm
Redman – Can’t Wait
A Tribe Called Quest feat. Busta Rhymes – One Two Shit
The Coup – Dig It
Casual – Lose in the End
Saafir – Battle Drill
KMD f. MF Grimm – What A Niggy Know
Jeru tha Damaja – You Can’t Stop the Prophet
Lady of Rage – Afro Puffs
Notorious B.I.G. – Warning
Snoop Doggy Dogg – Murder Was The Case
Gravediggaz – Diary of a Madman
Ultramagnetic MCs – Raise It Up
A Tribe Called Quest f. No Naim – Oh My God (remix)
Digable Planets – 9th Wonder (Blackitolism)
The Fugees – Nappy Heads remix
Da Bush Babees – We Run Things
Kurious – I’m Kurious
Ill and Al Scratch – Where My Homies
Outkast feat. Goodie Mobb – Git Up, Git Out
Odd Squad – Fa Sho
Scarface – I Seen A Man Die
Big Mike – Playa Playa
E-40 and the Click – Captain Save A Hoe
Bone Thugs N Harmony – Thuggish Ruggish Bone
Eightball & MJG – No Sellout
UGK – Front, Back and Side to Side
Dru Down – Ice Cream Man
Warren G feat. Nate Dog – Regulate
Black Moon - I Got Cha Opin (remix)
Black Moon – Buck Em Down remix
The Roots – Proceed
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Live in Phoenix wrote:The Source, the long-running hip-hop magazine, once made a list of the 151 greatest hip-hop songs.

(Obviously #9 here is Fuck Tha Police)
https://rateyourmusic.com/list/Matica/1 ... he_source/
For those who go to the link and don't get it, as I didn't, #9 on the list as posted to RYM is "The Lily Song" by Rock Slope - a fictitious song by a fictitious band that is, apparently, a long-running RYM inside joke that I just don't comprehend at all (which is what makes it an inside joke, of course).

For those more steeped in RYM than I am, why it it supposed to be "obvious" that the Rock Slope listing is a substitute for "Fuck Tha Police"? What am I missing?
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90s Songs - 2nd half (95-99):

1995
Goodie Mob “Cell Therapy” feat. Outkast
Goodie Mob "Dirty South"
Real Live “Real Live Shit”
Smooth Da Hustler “Broken Language” feat. Trigger The Gambler
Luniz “I Got 5 On It”
Mic Geronimo “Masta I.C.”
Q-Ball & Curt Cazal “My Kinda Moves”
J-Live “Braggin’ Writes”
B.U.M.S. “Elevation (Free My Mind)”
Smif N Wessin “Sound Bwoy Bureill”
The Click “Hot Ones Through The Ghetto”
Kool G Rap “Take “Em To War feat. MF Grimm”
Lord Finesse “No Gimmicks” Brainstorm Remix feat. O.C.
Mobb Deep “Temperature’s Rising”/“Temperature’s Rising” (The Abstract Remix)
Junior M.A.F.I.A. “Players Anthem”
Blahzay Blahzay “Danger (When The East Is In The House)”
Mad Skillz “Skillz In ‘95”
Organized Konfusion “You Won’t Go Far” feat. O.C.
Ten Thieves “It Don’t Matter”
Black Moon “Headz Ain’t Ready” (Remix feat. Smif N Wessin)”
Ahmad “Come Widdie feat. Ras Kass & Saffir”
Jay-Z “Can’t Get Wit That”
The Roots “Silent Treatment” (Kelo’s Remix)
Ill Al Scratch “Don’t Shut Down On A Player”
Lost Boys “Lex Coups, Bimaz & Benz”
GZA “4th Chamber”
GZA “Liquid Swords”
Big L “Put It On”
Artifacts “Dynamite Soul (Lip Service Remix feat. Mad Skillz)”
KRS One “MCs Act Like They Don’t Know”
Group Home “Up Against The Wall (Low Budget Mix)”
Group Home “The Realness”
Roxanne Shante “Queen Pin”
AZ “Sugar Hill”
Showbiz & A.G. “U Know Now” (Buckwild Remix)
Da Youngsta’z “I’ll Make You Famous”
Ruggedness Madd Drama “Make U Go Crazy”
World Renoun “Come Take A Ride”
Notorious B.I.G. “One More Chance” (Stay With Me Remix)
Notorious B.I.G. “One More Chance” (Hip-Hop Remix)
Common “Resurrection” (Large Professor Remix)
Common Ressuerction” (Extra P Remix)
D&D All-Stars “1, 2 Pass It”
Shabazz The Disciple “Death Be The Penalty”
Raekwon The Chef “Ice Cream”
Method Man “I’ll Be There For You / You’re All I Need To Get By feat. Mary J. Blige” (Razor Sharp Remix)
Bahamadia “Uknowhowwedo”
Junior M.A.F.I.A. “Get Money” (Remix)
Junior M.A.F.I.A. “Get Money”
Notorious B.I.G. “Who Shot Ya?”
2Pac “Me Against The World”
Young D Boyz “Keep On Poppin’ The Dope Track”
Broadway “Must Stay Paid”
Lost Boyz “Lifestyles Of The Rich And Shameless”
Outkast “Benz Or Beamer”
Da Bush Babees “Remember We” (Salaam Remi Remix)
GZA “Shadowboxing”
Method Man Redman & Method Man “How High”
Das EFX “Real Hip-Hop”
Fat Joe “Shit Is Real” (DJ Premier Remix)
Crooklyn Dodgers ‘95 “Return Of The Crooklyn Dodgers”
Big Noyd “Recognize & Realize”
Mobb Deep “Give Up The Goods (Just Step)”
Keith Murray “I Get Lifted”
Sadat X & Akinyele “Loud Hangover”
Ol Dirty Bastard “Brooklyn Zoo”
Mad Skillz “The Nod Factor”
Grand Puba “I Like It (I Wanna Be Where You Are)”
LL Cool J “Doin’ It”
Pharcyde “Runnin’
The Dove Shack “Summertime In The LBC”
The Alkaholiks “Daaam!” (Buckwild Remix)
Jurassic 5 “Unified Rebellion”
Funkmaster Flex “Nuthin’ But Flava” feat. Charlie Brown, Ol Dirty Bastard & Biz Markie
Lords Of The Underground “What I’m After” (Sir Charles Mix)
Ol Dirty Bastard “Shimmy Shimmy Ya” Rakim “Last Resort”
Mobb Deep “Shook Ones Pt. 2”
E-40 “Sideways” feat. B-Legit
Tha Alkaholiks “The Next Level”
Nine “Whucha Want?”
Rude Riddim Experiment “Everybody Bounce”
Doug E. Fresh “Where The Party At?”
Bone Thugs N Harmony “First of The Month”
TRU “Bout It, Bout It”

1996
Three 6 Mafia “Tear The Club Up”
Ill Al Skratch - Where My Homiez? (Come Around My Way)
Ill Al Skratch - I'll Take Her feat. Brian McKnight
Ahmad - Back In The Day
Chubb Rock & Biz Markie “No Rubber, No Backstage Pass”
MC Eiht “You Can’t See Me” (DJ Spinna Remix)
Mac Mall “Get Right”
Outkast “Elevators”
Royal Flush “Worldwide”
Shyheim “Shaolin Style” feat. Squig
UGK “You Don’t Know Me”
Jay-Z “Cashmere Thoughts”
Lil’ Kim “Queen Bitch”
M.O.P. “Brownsville”
Company Flow “8 Steps To Perfection”
Nonchalant “5 O’Clock”
Bushwackas “Caught Up In The Game”
Dutchmin “Get Your Swerve On”
Jungle Brothers “How You Want It (We Got It)” (Native Tongues Remix)
Busta Rhymes “Everything Remains Raw”
Adagio “The Obvious Joint”
Capone -N- Noreaga “LA, LA” (Kuwait Mix feat. Mobb Deep & Tragedy Khadafi)
Sadat X “Stages & Lights”
The Arsonists “The Session”
Royal Flush “Rotten Apple”
Ini “Fakin’ Jax”
J-Live “Braggin Writes” (DJ Spinna Remix)
Redman “Pick It Up”
Too Short “Buy You Some” feat. Erick Sermon
Sleestak’z “Ruination”
Absent Minded “Childs Play” (Left Stranded Mix)
Biz Markie “Studda Step”
Natural Resource “Negro League Baseball”
A-Plus “All I See”
Artifacts “The Ultimate”
Jay-Z “Friend Or Foe”
East Flatbush Project “Tried By 12″
Al Tariq “Peace Akki”
Fugees “Fu-Gee-La”
Scarface & Facemob “Skrilla”
Concrete Mob “Boiling Point”
Dr. Octagon “Bear Witness”
Constant Deviants “Competition Catch Speed Knots”
Jeru The Damaja “Ya’ Playing Yaself”
Nas “Street Dreams”
2Pac “Toss It Up” feat. Danny Boy, Aaron Hall & KC & Jojo
Lost Boyz “Renee” (Mr. Sex L.B. Fam Version”
Large Professor “Ijustwannachill”
De La Soul “Stakes Is High”
Dark Sun Riders “Dark Sun Riders” (Ultra Jazz Remix)
Young Zee “Juice” feat. Rah Digga
Mobb Deep “Hell On Earth (Front Lines)”
Just Ro “Confusion” feat. Common
The Roots “What They Do”
Da Fat Cat Clique “Live From Fox Valley”
Keith Murray “The Rhyme” (Jay Dee Remix)
Busta Rhymes “Woo Hah!! Got You All In Check” feat, Rampage The Last Boyscout
De La Soul “Big Brother Beat”
Money Boss Players “Games”
Real Live “Day You Die”
LL Cool J “Summer Love”
Big Noyd “Usual Suspects” (Stretch Armstrong Remix)
Nine “Lyin’ King”
Kool G Rap “Fast Life” feat. Nas (Norfside Remix)
Redman “Rock The Spot”
Heltah Skeltah “Lehflaur Leflah Eshkshoka”
Bounty Killer “Change Like The Weather” feat. Busta Rhymes & Junior Reid
Jigmasters “Beyond Real”
Da Bush Babees “The Love Song” feat. Mos Def
Outkast “2 Dope Boyz (In A Cadillac)
The Almighty RSO (One In The Champer (The RSO Saga Pt. 2)
Spice 1 “Why You Wanna Funk?” feat. E-40 & The Click
Westside Connection “Bow Dow”
2Pac “Picture Me Rollin’” feat. Syke & C Bo
The Pharcyde “Runnin’” (Jay Dee Remix)
A Tribe Called Quest “1nce Again”
Masters At Work “Get Up”
Lost Boyz “Get Up” (Remix)
Foxy Brown “Get You Home”
Greg Nyce “Set It Off”
Mac The Maniac “What Goes Up” (Remix feat. Chubb Rock & King Just)
Lil’ Kim “Big Momma Thing” feat. Jay-Z
DJ Krush “Meiso” feat. The Roots
A Tribe Called Quest “Get A Hold”
Ghostface Killah “Daytona 500″
Ghostface Killah “Iron Maiden”
DJ Shadow “The Number Song” (Cut Chemist Remix)
Bone Thugs-N-Harmony “Crossroads”
Crucial Conflict “Hay”
Do Or Die “Po Pimp” feat. Twista
UGK “One Day”
Eightball & MJG “Listen To Me Now”
Coolio “Gangsa’s Paradise”
B-Legit “Ghetto Smile”
Akinyele “Put It In My Mouth”
G. Dep “Head Over Wheels”
Camp Lo “Luchini (This Is It)”
2Pac “Hail Mary”
A Tribe Called Quest "Stressed Out (Feat. Consequence & Faith Evans)"
Oukast "Jazzy Belle"
Outkast "Mainstream"
2Pac "Just Like Daddy" (featuring The Outlawz)
2Pac "Against All Odds"
2pac "Me and My Girlfriend"

1997
The Notorious BIG – Ten Crack Commandments
Jay-Z – Face Off feat. Sauce Money
Wu-Tang Clan – Triumph
CNN – Capone Bone
Reflection Eternal – Fortified Live
Gang Starr – You Know My Steez
M.F. Doom – Dead Bent
Master P – Make Em Say Uhh
CNN – Closer (Sam Sneed Remix)
Laster – Off Balance feat. EDO.G.
Natural Elements – Bust Mine
Krumb Snatcha – Gettin Closer To God
Jay-Z – Imaginary Player
Rasco – The Unassisted
Royal Flush – Iced Down Medallions
DITC – Day One
The Beatnuts – Do You Believe?
CNN – Calm Down feat. Nas
Common – Hungry
No I.D. – State To State feat. Common
Mobb Deep – Hoodlum feat. Rakim & Big Noyd
Outkast – In Due Time feat. Cee Lo
Mos Def – Universal Magnetic
Wu Tang Clan – The M.G.M
EPMD – Never Seen Before
Rakim – Guess Who’s Back
Mase – 24 Hours To Live feat. The LOX & DMX
LL Cool J – 4,3,2,1 feat. Redman, Method Man, Canibus, DMX
The Beatnuts – Off The Books feat. Big Pun
Tha Alkaholiks – Hip Hop Drunkies feat. Ol Dirty
D.J. Pooh – Whoop! Whoop! feat. Kam
Master P – Ghetto D
KRS-One – Step Into A World (Rapture’s Delight)
KRS-One – Step into a World (Bad Boy Remix) feat. Puffy
Busta Rhymes – Put Your Hands Where My Eyes Can See
Cocoa Brovaz – Won on Won
Redman – Pick It Up (Remix)
Common – Reminding Me (Of Sef)
Lord Tariq & Peter Gunz – Deja Vu (Uptown Baby)
The Alkaholiks – All Night
Wu-Tang Clan – It’s Yourz
Camp Lo – Black Nostaljack
Jay-Z – Rap Game/Crack Game
EPMD – Richter Scale
Mr Complex – Visualize
Street Smartz – Metal Thangz feat. O.C., Pharoahe Monch, FT
Ras Kass – Soul On Ice (Diamond D Remix)
No I.D. – Sky’s The Limit
Rakim – It’s Been A Long Time
The Notorious BIG – Kick In The Door
Puff Daddy & The Family – It’s All About The Benjamins feat. The Notorious B.I.G.
The Firm – Phone Tap feat. Dr. Dre
Rampage – Things We Be Doing For Money Pt. 2 feat. Busta Rhymes
The Notorious BIG – The World Is Filled feat. Too Short & Puff Daddy
Street Smartz – Problemz
M.F. Doom – Hey!
The Notorious BIG – You’re Nobody (Til Somebody Kills You)
Scarface – Smile feat. 2Pac

1998
Wu-Tang Clan - As High as Wu-Tang Get
Puff Daddy & The Family - I Love You Baby
Puff Daddy & The Family - Victory
Puff Daddy & The Family - Been Around The World feat. The Notorious B.I.G. and Mase
The Notorious BIG - I Got a Story to Tell
The Notorious BIG - Niggas Bleed
The Notorious BIG - Mo Money Mo Problem feat.. Puff Daddy and Mase
The Notorious BIG - Hypnotize
The Notorious BIG - Notorious Thugs
The Notorious BIG - You're Nobody Tell Somebody Kills You
Jay-Z - Who You Wit II
Jay-Z - The City Is Mine (feat. Blackstreet)
Jay-Z - I Know What Girls Like (feat. Lil' Kim & Puff Daddy)
DMX – Get At Me Dog
DMX – Ruff Ryder’s Anthem
Noreaga – Superthug
Jay-Z – Money, Cash, Hoes (remix)
The Lox ft Lil Kim & DMX – Money, Power, Respect
Cam’ron & DMX – Pull It
Big L – Ebonics
Missin Linx – MIA
Rasheed & Ill Advised – 1.9.8.6.
Cocoa Brovaz ft Raekwon – Black Trump
Busta Rhymes – Rhymes Galore
Juvenile – Ha
Juvenile ft Manny Fresh & Lil Wayne – Back that Azz Up
Jay-Z ft Memphis Bleek – It’s Alright
Cam’ron ft Mase – Horse & Carriage
Sporty Thieves – Cheapskate
Redman – I’ll Be Dat
The Roots ft Beenie Sigel – Adrenaline
Big Punisher – Beware
Showbiz & AG – Spit
DMX ft The Lox & Mase – Nigga Done Started Something
Cocoa Brovaz ft MOP – Bucktown Remix
MOP – Breaking the Rules
All City – The Actual
Dilated Peoples – Work the Angles
Gangstarr ft Freddie Fox & Big Shug – The Militia
Canibus – Second Round K.O.
The Dead – The Projects
A Tribe Called Quest ft Punch & Words, Jane Doe & Mos Def – Rock Rock Y’all
Medina Green – Crosstown Beef
Slum Village ft Jazzy Jeff – I Don’t Know
Pete Rock ft Inspectah Deck & Kurupt – Tru Master
Adam 12 ft Heltah Skelta & Saukrates – Ultimate Rush
Saukrates, Masta Ace & OC – Rollin Remix
Pace Won – I Declare War
Dujeous – Cinematics
Black Star – Definition
Lauryn Hill – Lost Ones
Big Pun – Don’t Wanna Be A Player pt 2
Tupac – Do For Love
E-40 – I Hope I Don’t Go Back
A Tribe Called Quest – Find A Way
Eminem – Just the Two of Us
Self Scientific – The Return
AZ – Tradin Places
Saukrates – Father Time
Xzibit, Rass Kass & Saafir – 3 Card Molly
Outkast – Return of the G
Busta Rhymes – Gimme Some More
Jay-Z ft Jaz-O & Amil – Nigga What Nigga Who
Gangsta Boo – Where Dem Dollas At
Master P f. Fiend, Mia X, Mystikal & Silkk The Shocker – Make Em Say Uhh!
Mystikal f. Silkk The Shocker – It Ain’t My Fault
Devin the Dude – Do What You Wanna
Outkast – Spottieottiedopalicious

1999
Outkast - Rosa Parks
Outkast - Synthesizer (feat. George Clinton)
Outkast - Da Art of Storytellin' (Pt. 1) (fea.Sleepy Brown)/Da Art of Storytellin' (Pt. 2)
Outkast - Liberation (fea. Cee-Lo, Erykah Badu and Big Rube)
Youngbloodz “85″ feat. Big Boi
DJ DMD “25 Lighters” feat. Lil’ Keke & Fat Pat
Cool Breeze “Cre-A-Tine” (I Got People)
Mac Mall “Pussy Whipped”
Missy Elliott “Hot Boyz”
Nelly “Country Grammar (Hot Shit)”
DMX “What These Bitches Want” feat. Sisqo
Nas “NY State Of Mind, Pt. II”
Gang Starr “All 4 Tha $”
Thirstin Howl III “Brooklyn Hard Rock” feat. Unique London
Eminem “My Name Is”
Dr. Dre “XXPlosive” feat. Devin The Dude & Nate Dogg
Jay-Z “Snoopy Track” feat. Juvenile
Black Rob “Whoa”
Common “1-9-9-9″ feat. Sadat X & Talib Kweli
Common “Car Horn”
Method Man “Break Ups 2 Make Ups” feat. D’Angelo
Quasimoto “Microphone Mathematics”
Goodie Mob “Chain Swang”
Mos Def “Ms. Fat Booty”
Choclair “Flagrant”
Noreaga “Cocaine Business (Hysteria)” feat. Kelis
Rahzel “All I Know”
Geto Boys “Damn It Feels Good To Be A Gangster”
E-40 “Earl, That’s Your Life”
Eve “Gotta Man”
C-Murder “Down For My Niggas” feat. Snoop Dogg
Juvenile “Ha” (Remix feat. Jay-Z)
Eminem “Guilty Conscience” feat. Dr. Dre
Pharoahe Monch “Simon Says”
Tear Da Club Up Thugs “Hypnotize Cash Money”
Ja Rule “Holla Holla”
Jay-Z “Girls Best Friend”
Naughty By Nature “Jamboree” feat. Zhané
Common “Dooinit”
The Roots “Act Too… The Love Of My Life” feat. Common
Jay-Z “So Ghetto”
Grand Agent “Mingling (With Mayhem)”
Beanie Sigal “What A Thug About”
Mos Def “Mathematics”
Jurassic 5 “Without A Doubt”
The Beatnuts “Muchachacha”
Snoop Dogg “Bitch Please” feat. Xzibit
Gang Starr “Full Clip”
Nas “Nas Is Like”
Natural Elements “Two Tons”
Q-Tip “Let’s Ride”
Screwball “F.A.Y.B.A.N.”
U-God “Bizarre”
The Roots “You Got Me” (Remix)
Dr. Dre “The Next Episode” feat. Snoop Dogg & Nate Dogg
Hobo Junction “Greenlite Monks”
Hot Boys “I Need A Hot Girl” feat. Big Tymers
Tash “Pimpin’ Ain’t Easy”
GZA “Breaker, Breaker”
50 Cent “How To Rob An Industry Nigga”
B.G. “Bling Bling”
Whoridas “Do Or De” feat. Yukmouth
Dr. Dre “The Watcher”
Phat Kat “Don’t Nobody Care About Us”
Slum Village “Get This Money”
Lootpack “Whenimondamic”
MF Doom “Doomsday”
Handsome Boy Modeling School “Holy Calamity (Bear Witness II)” feat. DJ Shadow & DJ Quest
Q-Tip “Breathe And Stop”
Mobb Deep “Quiet Storm”
Mobb Deep “Quiet Storm” (Remix feat. Lil’ Kim)
Method Man & Redman “Da Rockwilder”
DMX “Party Up”
The Beatnuts “Watch Out Now”
Slick Rick “Street Talkin’” feat. Outkast
Lyrics Born “I Changed My Mind” (Stereo MCs Rattlesnake Remix)
Ol’ Dirty Bastard “Got Your Money” feat. Kelis
Prince Paul “More Than You Know” feat. De La Soul
Wu-Tang Clan “Protect Ya Neck (The Jumpoff)”
Redman “Da Goodness” feat. Method Man
Mos Def “Umi Says”
Busta Rhymes “What’s It Gonna Be!?” feat. Janet Jackson
Dr. Dre “Forgot About Dre” feat. Eminem
Jay-Z “Big Pimpin’” feat. UGK
Ruff Ryders “Down Bottom” feat. Drag-On
Trick Daddy “Nann Nigga” feat. Trina
dead prez “Hip-Hop”
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Some of my favorites
BeSide & Fab 5 Freddy | Change the beat
Grandmaster Flash | The Message
Run DMC | Walk this Way
Eric B & Rakim | I Know you got soul
Keith LeBlanc | Malcolm X (No Sell Out)
Eve ft.Gwen Stefani | Let me blow ya mind
Public Enemy | Rebel Without A Pause
Public Enemy | Timebomb
Stereo MC's | Lost in music (Ultimatum remix)
Eric B & Rakim | Paid in Full (7 minutes of madness mix)
M.I.A. | Galang
M.I.A. | Amazon
Eric B & Rakim | Follow the leader
IAM | Demain C'est Loin
Public Enemy | Public Enemy No. 1
Beastie Boys | She's Crafty
Jurassic 5 | Jayou
Snoop Doggy Dog | Who Am I (What's my name)
Sugarhill Gang | Rapper's Delight
Jurassic 5 | Concrete Schoolyard
Black Street | No Diggety
Public Enemy | You're gonna get yours
Steinski | Lessons 1- 4
Kanye West | Jesus walks
Beck | Where It's At
Beastie Boys | Shake Your Rump
The Clash | The Magnificent 7
Kanye West | Monster
Donald Banks | Status Quo
Missy Elliott | Get Ur Freak On
Beck | Loser
A Tribe Called Quest | Can I Kick It?
Public Enemy | Yo Bum Rush the Show
Public Enemy | Black Steel in the Hour of Chaos
Kanye West | Gold Digger
Azealia Banks | 212
George Clinton | Loopzilla
Missy Elliott | Work It
Snoop Doggy Dogg | Nuthin' But A G Thang
Gang Starr |Work
Notorious BIG | Hypnotize
A Tribe Called Quest | Jazz (We've Got)
NAS | It Ain't Hard to Tell
Public Enemy | He Got Game
A Tribe Called Quest | Buggin' Out
Public Enemy | Shut 'Em Down
Eric B & Rakim | Don't Sweat the Technique
Public Enemy | M.P.E.
Beastie Boys | Don't Play No Game that I can't win
EPMD |You Gots To Chill
Wu-Tang Clan | C.R.E.A.M.
A Tribe Called Quest | Scenario
A Tribe Called Quest | Excursions
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00s - 1st Half (00-04):

2000
OutKast “So Fresh, So Clean”
Beanie Sigel “The Truth”
Shyne “Bad Boyz feat. Barrington Levy”
Fatlip “What’s Up Fatlip”
DJ Shadow “Hardcore (Instrumental) Hip-Hop”
Ghostface Killah “Apollo Kids feat. Raekwon”
Jay-Z “1-900-Hustler feat. Beanie Sigel, Freeway & Memphis Bleek”
Ruff Ryders “WW III feat. Yung Wun, Snoop Dogg, Scarface & Jadakiss”
Prodigy “Keep It Thoro”
The Beatnuts “No Escapin’ This”
Philly’s Most Wanted “Cross The Border”
Nelly “E.I.”
Cocoa Brovaz “Super Brooklyn”
Scarface “They Down With Us feat. UGK”
Big L “Holdin’ It Down feat. Stan Spit, A.G. & Miss Jones”
Drag-On “Spit These Bars”
Black Rob “I Dare You feat. Joe Hooker”
Busta Rhymes “Fire”
Milano “Rep For The Slums”
Slum Village “Players”
Erick Sermon “So Sweet feat. Eazy-E”
De La Soul “Oooh feat. Redman”
M.O.P. “Ante Up (Robbin Hoodz Theory)”
Royce Da 5′9″ “Boom”
Kardinal Offishall “Ol’ Time Killin’”
Reflection Eternal “The Blast”
J-88 “The Look Of Love Pt. 1″
Guru “Hustlin’ Daze feat. Donell Jones”
Screwball “H-O-S-T-Y-L-E”
Snoop Dogg “Lay Low feat. Butch Cassidy, Master P, Nate Dogg & Tha Eastsidaz”
Rah Digga “Tight”
Mya “Best Of Me Remix (Holla Remix feat. Jay-Z)”
Jay-Z “Change The Game feat. Beanie Sigel & Memphis Bleek”
Beanie Sigel “What A Thug About”
Slum Village “Raise It Up”
OutKast “Ms. Jackson”
Common “The Light”
Big Pun “It’s So Hard feat. Donell Jones”
Big Pun “100%”
Ludacris “Southern Hospitality”
Tony Touch “The Piece Maker feat. Gang Starr”
P. Diddy & The Bad Boy Family “Let’s Get It feat. G-Dep & Black Rob”
Ghostface Killah “Cherchez LaGhost feat. U-God (Heartbeat Remix)”
Slum Village “Thelonius feat. Common”
Mos Def “Oh No feat. Pharoahe Monch & Nate Dogg”
Latyrx “Lady Don’t Tek No”
Mystikal “Shake Ya Ass”
Mystikal “Danger (Been So Long) feat. Nivea”
DJ Quik “Well feat. Raphael Saadiq & AMG”
Jay-Z “I Just Wanna Love U (Give It 2 Me) feat. Pharrell”
The RIte Brothers “Thug Anthem 2000″
Breez Evahflowin’ “Between Dah Seams”
Redman “Let’s Get Dirty (I Can’t Get In Da Club) feat. DJ Kool”
Method Man “Even If”
Jurassic 5 “Swing Set”
Masters Of Illusion “The Bay-Bronx Bridge”
Nas “You Owe Me feat. Ginuwine”
Armand Van Helden “Full Moon feat. Common”
Trina “Pull Over (Remix) (Dirty)”
OutKast “B.O.B.”
Lil’ Jon & The Eastside Boyz “Bia Bia feat. Chyna Whyte & Too Short”
M.O.P. “Cold As Ice”
Jewels “40 Bars”
Jay-Z “Hey Papi feat. Memphis Bleek & Amil”
Project Pat “Chickenhead”
Trick Daddy “Shut Up”
Cam’ron “What Means The World To You”
Ludacris “What’s Your Fantasy feat. Shawnna & Sessy Melia”
Three 6 Mafia “Sippin’ On Da Syrup feat. UGK & Project Pat”
Drama “Left, Right, Left”
OutKast “Gangsta Sh’t feat. Slim Cutta Calhoun, C-Bone & T-Mo”
Miracle “We Ain’t Scared feat. Crucial Conflict”

2001
Nelly "Country Grammar"
Eminem "The Way I Am"
Eminem "Stan"
Wu-Tang Clan "Careful (Click,Click)"
Wu-Tang Clan "Gravel Pit"
Wu-Tang Clan "Let My Niggas Live"
Busta Rhymes – As I Come Back
Jadakiss ft Styles P – We Gonna Make It
Foxy Brown – Oh Yeah!
Bubba Sparxx – Ugly
Missy Elliot – Get Ur Freak On
Petey Pablo – Raise Up
Ludacris – Rollout (My Business)
Trick Daddy – I’m A Thug
Outkast ft Killer Mike – The Whole World
D-12 – Purple Pills
Dungeon Family – Trans DF Express
Bad Azz – Wrong Idea
Mac Dre – Sex, Drugs, Rap…
Jay Dee – Pause
Hi Tek ft Common – Sun God
Aesop Rock – Daylight
Dilated Peoples – Worst Comes To Worst
CNN – The Invincible
Mobb Deep – Burn
Memphis Bleek – Do My
G. Dep ft Ghostface & Black Rob – Special Delivery (DJ Ayres blends)
Ghostface Killah, Method Man & Raekwon – Flowers (demo version)
Erick Sermon – Music
Ludacris ft Nate Dogg – Area Codes
Ludacris ft LL Cool J – Fatty Girl (Neptunes remix)
Busta Rhymes ft Kelis – What It Is
Philly’s Most Wanted – Please Don’t Mind
Faboulous – Holla Back
Daft Punk – Harder, Better, Faster, Stronger (Neptunes remix)
Mystikal – Bouncin’ Back
Coo Coo Cal – My Projects
Big Moe – Purple Stuff
Fabolous ft Nate Dogg – Can’t Deny It
Dr Dre ft Knoc-Turnal – Bad Intentions
Eve – Blow Your Mind
R Kelly ft Jay-Z – Fiesta remix
Missy Elliot ft Jay-Z – One Minute Man remix
Nas and Bravehearts – Oochie Wallie
Jay-Z – Takeover
Nas – Ether
Project Pat ft Crunchy Black – Don’t Save Her
8-Ball & MJG – Buck Bounce
Juvenile – Set It Off
Lil-O – Back Back, Give Me 50 Feet
Beanie Sigel – Get Down
Cannibal Ox – Vein
Casual – Get Down
M.O.P. – Pounds Up
Jay-Z – U Don’t Know / Lyrical Exercise / Izzo
Z-Ro – Real Ni**Az
MF Grimm – Scars & Memories
Devin the Dude – Doobie Ashtray
Nas - One Mic
Nas - Got Ur Self A..
Nas - You're Da Man
Nas - What Goes Around (feat. Keon Bryce)

2002
AZ – The Essence feat. Nas
Nappy Roots – Awnaw
50 Cent – Wanksta
Lil Jon & The East Side Boyz – I Don’t Give a Fuck (ft. Mystikal & Krayzie Bone)
Camron Feat. Juelz Santana – Oh Boy
Field Mob – Sick of Being Lonely
Big Tymers – Still Fly (Hood Rich)
Scarface ft Jay-Z Beanie Sigel – Guess Who’s Back
Clipse – Cot Damn [featuring Ab-Liva & Roscoe P. Coldchain]
Cam’ron – Hey Ma (feat. Juelz Santana, Freekey Zekey & Kay Slay)
DJ Jazzy Jeff – Break It Down Feat J-Live
Devin The Dude feat. Raphael Saadiq – Just A Man
LL Cool J – Luv U Better
Lil Wayne – Way Of Life
Busta Rhymes – Make it Clap Remix
Fat Joe – Crush Tonight feat. Ginuwine
Fat Joe – What’s Luv
Eve – Gangsta Lovin feat Alicia Keys
Pastor Troy – Are We Cuttin
Clipse – Grindin’
Baby – What Happened To That Boy (ft. Clipse)
E-40 – Automatic (feat. Fabolous)
Jay-Z & R. Kelly – Take You Home With Me A.K.A. Body
Jay-Z & R. Kelly – Somebody’s Girl
Snoop Dogg – From Tha Chuuuch To Da Palace
Clipse – When The Last Time
Beanie Sigel & Freeway – Roc The Mic
Busta Rhymes – Pass The Courvoisier pt 2
Erick Sermon – React
Snoop Dogg – Beautiful
Nelly – Hot in Herre
Ludacris – Saturday
Missy Elliot & 50 Cent – Work It Remix
Ying Yang Twins – Say I Yi Yi
Lil Jon & the East Side Boyz/Ying Yang Twins – Get Low
K – OS – Superstarr Pt O
The Roots – Thought @ Work
The Roots – The Seed 2.0
Trick Daddy – In Da Wind feat. Cee – Lo & Big Boi
Joe Budden – Focus
Eminem - Business
Nas – Made You Look Remix feat. Jadakiss
GZA/The Genius – Knock, Knock
50 Cent – n****z feat. The Notorious BIG
N.O.R.E – Grimy
Noreaga – Nothin
Eminem - Cleanin Out My Closet
Jurassic 5 – What’s Golden
The X-Ecutioners – Let It Bang feat. M.O.P.
Nas – Get Down
Jay-Z & R. Kelly – The Streets
Talib Kweli – Get By (Remix)
Talib Kweli – Good To You
Slum Village – Tainted
Styles P & Pharoahe Monch – My Life
Styles P – Good Times (I Get High)
Devin The Dude – Whatever
Eminem - Superman
Jean Grae – Love Song

2003
Scarface – Someday Ft Faith Evans
Freeway ft. Young Chris – Line Em Up
Freeway – What We Do
Freeway – Just Blaze, Bleek & Free
Jaylib – The Red
Federation ft. E-40 – Hyphy
E-40 ft. Clipse – Quarterbackin
Missy Elliot ft. Jay-Z – Wake Up
Busta Rhymes – Light Yo Ass On Fire
Loon ft. Kelis – How You Want That
Young Gunnaz – Can’t Stop Won’t Stop
Ludacris – Stand Up
Ying Yang Twins - Salt Shaker
Joe Budden – Pump It Up
Lil Kim – The Jump Off
Missy Elliot – Pass That Dutch
Jay-Z – Encore
Mark Ronson ft. Ghostface Killah & Nate Dogg – Ooh Wee
DJ Zeph ft. Rashan Ahmad – Floor Wax
Outkast – I Like The Way You Move
Andre Nickatina ft. San Quinn – A Yo
Ja Rule – Clap Back
50 Cent – What Up Gangsta
Cam’ron – I Really Mean It
Bonecrusher ft. Killer Mike & T.I. – Never Scared
T.I. – Rubber Band Man
David Banner ft. Lil Flip – Like A Pimp
Three 6 Mafia ft. Lil Flip – Ridin Spinners
Juelz Santana – Dipset (Santana’s Town)
The Diplomats – Diplomats Anthem
Jay-Z – Dirt Off Your Shoulders
Youngbloods ft. Lil Jon – Damn
Outkast Last Call ft. Lil Jon, Mello & Slim Cutta
Killer Mike ft. Big Boi – A.D.I.D.A.S.
Keak Da Sneak – Know What I’m Talkin Bout
Gang Starr ft. Jadakiss – Rite Where U Stand
Outkast - Prototype
Outkast - Ghetto Music
Outkast - Roses
Ghostface Killah ft. Jadakiss – Run
Beenie Sigel – When You Hear That
Freeway ft. Peedi Crakk – Flipside
Young Gunnaz – Friday Night
Punjabi MC ft. Jay-Z – Beware of the Boy (Mundian Te Bach)
Joe ft. G-Unit – Ride With You
Snoop Dogg ft. Pharrell – Beautiful
Cassidy ft. R-Kelly – Hotel
Akon ft. Styles P – Locked Up
Beenie Sigel ft. Jay-Z – It’s On
Juvenile – Bounce Back
G-Unit – I Wanna Get To Know You
Young Gunnaz – No Better Love
Timbaland & Magoo ft. Sebastian & Raje Shware – Indian Flute
Brother Ali – Forest Whitiker
Murs – The Night Before
Outkast - Pink & Blue
Outkast - My Favorite Things
Black Moon – Stay Real
Jay-Z – PSA (Interlude) / 99 Problems
50 Cent – In da Club
50 Cent - 21 Questions
50 Cent - P.I.M.P. feat. Snoop Dogg
Chingy – Right Thurr
Outkast – Hey Ya
Devin The Dude – Anythang

2004
Kanye West – Jesus Walks
Kanye West - Through The Wire
Kanye West - Slow Jamz (with Twista and Jamie Foxx)
Two Words (feat. Mos Def, Freeway and The Harlem Boys Choir)
Fabolous – Breathe
Jadakiss – Why (ft. Anthony Hamilton)
De La Soul ft. MF Doom – Rock Co.Kane Flow
Lil Flip – Game Over
Trillville – Some Cut
Juvenile – Slow Motion
Z-Ro ft. Devin the Dude & Juvenile – The Mule
Kanye West ft. Syleena Johnson – All Falls Down
The Roots – Stay Cool
Cee-Lo Green – I’ll Be Around (ft. Timbaland)
Snoop Dogg – Drop It Like It’s Hot (ft. Pharrell)
The Game ft. 50 Cent – How We Do
Ja Rule – New York
Terror Squad – Lean Back / J-Kwon – Tipsy (Ayres Blend)
Mobb Deep – Got It Twisted / Usher – Yeah (Ayres Blend)
G-Unit – Stunt 101
Too Short – Burn Rubber / Masta Killa – Old Man (Ayres Blend)
Nas – You Know My Style
Sleepy Brown ft. Outkast – I Can’t Wait
213 – Absolutely
T.I. ft. Lil Kim – Get Ya Shit Together
The Team – It’s Getting Hot (remix)
Turf Talk ft. E-40 – It’s Ah Slumper
Federation – Go Dumb
Petey Pablo – Freakaleek
Young Gunz – Friday Night
T.I. – Bring ‘Em Out
Missy Elliot – I’m Really Hot
The Roots – Boom!
N.E.R.D. – She Wants To Move
Trick Daddy ft. Cee-Lo & Ludacris – Sugar
Dead Prez – Hell Yeah / TV on the Radio – Staring At The Sun (Hollertronix remix)
Pitbull – Toma
Ciara ft. Ludacris – Oh
Terror Squad – Take Me Home
Twista ft. Kanye West – Overnight Celebrity
Cam’Ron ft. Kanye West – Down And Out
Juelz Santana ft. Cam’Ron – You Oughta Know
Cam’Ron ft. Opera Steve – Killa Cam
The Diplomats – Crunk Muzik
8-Ball & MJG – You Don’t Want Drama
Slim Thug ft Bun B & T.I. _ Three Kings
Lil Jon – Medley – What The Gon’ Do / I Don’t Give A Fuck / Bia Bia
Trillville – Neva Eva / Crime Mob – Knuck If You Buck
T.I. – You Don’t Know Me
Ludacris – Get Back
Lil Scrappy – No Problem
Trick Daddy ft Twista & Lil Jon – Let’s Go
Yung Won ft DMX, David Banner & Lil Flip – Tear It Up
Mannie Fresh – Real Big
Lloyd Banks – On Fire
LL Cool J – Head Sprung
Ludacris – Potion
Madvillain – America’s Most Blunted
Madvillain – Figaro
Terror Squad – Hum Drum
Skillz – Take It Back
Young Gunz – No Better Love
Murs – Bad Man!
Lil Wayne – Go DJ
T.I. – A.S.A.P.
Kanye West ft. GLC & Consequence – Spaceship
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00s - 2nd Half (05-09):

2005
Common – Be
Common - Testify
Kanye West Feat. Adam Levine – Heard ‘Em Say
MED – Can’t Hold On
Styles P Feat. Akon – Can U Believe It
Kanye West – Gold Digger
Kanye West - Late
Kanye West - Diamonds from Sierra Leone
Kanye West - Hey Mama
Juelz Santana – Fat Bitch
K-Otix – George Bush Doesn’t Care About Black People
Tony Yayo – So Seductive
Fat Joe – Safe 2 Say (Da Incredible)
The Game – No More Fun And Games
M.O.P. – Big Boy Game
MED – Push
50 Cent – Hustler’s Ambition
AZ – City Of Gods
Young Jeezy – Go Crazy remix
Cassidy – I’m A Hustla
Kanye West Feat. Paul Wall & GLC – Drive Slow
Bun B feat. Pimp C – Z-Ro, Young Jeezy & Jay-Z, Get Throwed
Three 6 Mafia – Pussy Got Ya Hooked feat. Remy Ma
Three 6 Mafia – Stay Fly
Chamillionaire – Ridin’ Featuring Krayzie Bone
Slim Thug – 3 Kings Ft. Bun B & T.I.
Webbie – Give Me That feat Bun B.
Young Jeezy – Thug Motivation 101
Slim Thug feat. Young Jeezy – Diamonds Remix
Juelz Santana – Oh Yes
Bun B – Pushin’ feat. Scarface & Young Jeezy
Young Jeezy Feat. Mannie Fresh – And Then What
Paul Wall – Sittin Sideways
Jay-Z – Sittin Sideways
Mike Jones – Back Then
Bun B – Draped Up (H-Town Mix) Feat. The H-Town All Starz
Purple Ribbon All-Stars Feat. Big Boi – Kryptonite
Lil’ Wayne – Fireman
Boyz N Da Hood – Dem Boyz
Boo feat. Young Jeezy & Blu Davinca – Dat Rap Shit
Nelly – Grillz f./Paul Wall, Ali & Gipp
D4L – Laffy Taffy (Dirty)
Juvenile feat. Wacko & Skip – Nolia Clap
Bubba Sparxxx feat. Killer Mike – Claremont Lounge
Jim Jones – Summer With Miami feat. Trey Songz
Memphis Bleek – Dear Summer Feat. Jay-Z
Beanie Sigel – Feel It In The Air
Little Brother – Lovin’ It
Lil’ Kim – Lighters Up
50 Cent – Outta Control Remix feat. Mobb Deep
Foxy Brown – Come Fly With Me feat. Sizzla
Fat Joe – So Much More
50 Cent – Disco Inferno
50 Cent – Just A Lil Bit
Tony Yayo – Pimpin
Juelz Santana – There It Go (The Whistle)
David Banner – Play
Ying Yang Twins – Wait
The Game – Hate It Or Love It feat. 50 Cent
Common – Go
Beanie Sigel – Gotta Have It feat. Peddi Crack
E-40 (Ft. Stress-Matic) – The Dummy
Zion I feat. Clyde Carson, Casual, San Quinn, Turf Talk – Bay Remix
Keak da Sneak – Super Hyphie
B-Legit feat. E-40 – Guess Who’s Back
Kanye West – Touch The Sky
Ying Yang Twins featuring Pitbull – Shake
Twista – Hit The Floor (featuring Pitbull)
Missy Elliott – Lose Control
Mad Skillz – Wrap Up 2005

2006
Rick Ross – Hustlin
T.I. – What U Know
Chamillionaire ft. Krayzie Bone – Ridin’
Young Jeezy ft. Timbaland – 3 AM
Fat Joe ft. Lil Wayne & R. Kelly – Make It Rain
Shawnna – Gettin’ Some Head
Cam’Ron ft. Lil Wayne – Suck It Or Not
The Game – One Blood
Ludacris – Money Maker
Yung Joc – Goin’ Down
Jay-Z – Kingdom Come
Lupe Fiasco – I Gotcha
The Game ft. Will.I.Am – Compton
Jim Jones – We Fly High
Jay Z – Brooklyn High
Young Jeezy – I Luv It
The Game – Let’s Ride
Jay-Z – 30 Something
Ghostface Killah – Be Easy
Busta Rhymes – I Love My Bitch
Snoop Dogg ft. E-40, MC Eiht, Goldie Loc,
Daz & Kurupt – Candy (Drippin’ Like Water)
The Roots ft. Peedi Peedi & Bunny Sigler – Long Time
Nas – Where Are They Now
Jay-Z – Show Me What U Got
The Coup ft. Black Thought – My Favorite Mutiny
Nas – Hip Hop Is Dead
Black Eyed Peas – Like That
Spank Rock – Backyard Betty
Ludacris – Girls Gone Wild
Busta Rhymes – Touch It
Pharrell ft. Gwen Stefani – Can I Have It Like That
Bubba Sparxxx ft. Ying Yang Twins – Ms. New Booty
DJ Khaled ft. Lil Wayne, Paul Wall – Holla At Me Baby
E-40 ft. Bun B – White Gurl
Too $hort – Blow The Whistle
Lloyd ft. Andre 3000 – You (remix)
Lupe Fiasco – Kick Push
Busta Rhymes – NY Shit
AZ – The Format
Jay Dee ft. Common – E=MC?
Ghostface Killah ft. Ne-Yo – Back Like That
T.I. – Why You Wanna
The Roots – Don’t Feel Right
Dilated Peoples – Back Again
Ray Cash ft. Scarface – Bumpin My Music
Obie Trice ft. Akon – Snitch
Clipse ft. Pharrell – Mr. Me Too
Jay Dee ft. Common & D’Angelo – So Far So Good
Snoop Dogg ft. Dr. Dre & D’Angelo – Imagine
Hi-Tek ft. Dion, Bun B, and Devin The Dude – So Tired
Lupe Fiasco ft. Jill Scott – Daydreamin’
T.I. – Ride With Me
T.I. ft. UGK – Front, Back
Field Mob ft. Ludacris – Georgia

2007
Kanye West – Good Morning
Jay-Z – Hello Brooklyn / Umbrella / Roc Boys / Brooklyn
Lil Mama – Lip Gloss
Swizz Beats – Money In The Bank
The Cataracs – Blueberry Afghani
E-40 – This My One
Benny Blanco & Spankrock are Bangers and Cash – Loose
Redman – Put It Down
Peedi Crack – James Brown Freestyle
Jazzy Jeff ft. Peedi Crack – Brand New Funk
Common – The Game
Kanye West ft R Kelly – Flashing Lights + remix
Young Jeezy ft R Kelly – Go Getta
50 Cent ft Akon – I’ll Still Kill
Jim Jones – Love Me No More
Kid Cudi – Day N Nite
The PRGz – Rollin
B.O.B. ft Wes Fif – Haterz Everywhere
Gucci Mane – Pills (Proper Villains remix)
Lil Wayne – I Feel Like Dying
Crime Mob – Circles
Cool Kids – I Rock
Young Buck – Get Buck
Collie Budz – Come Around (Benja Styles blend)
Turf Talk – Bring The Base Back
Ludacris – Down In Da Dirty
Young Joc & Gorilla Zoe – Bottle Poppin
Baby Huey – Pop Lock & Drop It
Slim Thug – Wood Grain Wheel
Paul Wall – Bangin Screw
UGK – The Game Belongs To Me
Players Circle ft. Lil Wayne – Duffle Bag Boy
Dude & Nem – Watch My Feet
Kid Sister – Pro Nails
Flo-Rida ft. T-Pain – Get Low
Pitbull ft Lil Jon – The Anthem
Ludacris – Girls Gone Wild
DJ Khaled – We Takin Over / I’m So Hood
50 Cent ft Justin Timberlake – Ayo Technology
Timbaland – Oh Timbaland
Kanye West ft. Young Jeezy – Can’t Tell Me Nothing
T.I. – Whatever You Like
Da Shop Boyz – Rock Star
DJ Drama – 5000 1’s
UGK ft Outkast – International Players Anthem
Rich Boy – Throw Some D’s
Hurricane Chris – Ay Bay Bay
Soulja Boy – Crank Dat Soulja Boy
Swizz Beats f. Lil Wayne – It’s Me Bitches remix
50 Cent – I Get Money
Cassidy – My Drink n My 2 Step
T.I. – Big Shit Poppin
M.I.A. – Paper Planes
Kanye West ft. T-Pain – Good Life
Devin the Dude – She Useta Be
Blu & Exile – Juice n’ Dranks
Sean Price – P-Body
Black Milk ft. Guilty Simpson – Sound The Alarm
Brother Ali – Whatcha Got
Phat Kat ft Elzhi – Cold Steel
J-Dilla – The $
Kanye West – Stronger / Champion
Eve – Tambourine
Fabolous ft. T-Pain – Don’t Go
Smif N Wessun – Gotta Say it
Q-Tip – Work It Out
Lupe Fiasco ft Young Jeezy & T.I. – Superstar remix and regular version
Skyzoo & Torae – Get It Done
Ghostface ft Method Man – Killa Lipstick
Nas – Surviving the Times
Devin the Dude ft. Snoop Dogg & Andre 3000 – What A Job
Warren G & Nate Dogg – Clownin
Nas - Can't Forget About You (feat. Chrisette Michele)
Nas - Still Dreaming (feat. Kanye West & Chrisette Michele)

2008
Ron Browz – “Pop Champagne remix ft. Jim Jones”
Big Boi – “Royal Flush feat. Andre 3000 & Raekwon”
Termanology – “How We Rock feat. Bun B”
Jay-Z – “Dough Boy Fresh (Jockin’ Jay-Z) feat. Kanye West (The BladeRunners Edit)”
T.I. – “Swing Ya Rag feat. Swizz Beatz”
Rick Ross – “The Boss feat. T-Pain”
J Dilla – “No One Knows”
Pete Rock – “914 feat. Styles P. & Sheek Louch”
Camp Lo – “Lumdi”
Black Milk – “The Matrix feat. Pharoahe Monch, Sean Price & DJ Premier”
Santigold – “I’m A Lady feat. Amanda Blank (Excel Edit/Diplo Remix)”
Erykah Badu – “Soldier”
Young Jeezy – “Circulate”
Skillz – “Don’t Act Like You Don’t Know feat. Freeway”
Lil Wayne "Playing with Fire" (featuring Betty Wright)
Mark Ronson – “Just (DJ Premier’s Justremixitmix feat. Blaq Poet & Phantom Planet)”
G-Unit – “Rider Pt. 2 feat. Young Buck”
Ludacris – “One More Drink feat. T-Pain”
Maino – “Hi Hater”
Peedi Crakk – “More Towels”
Q-Tip – “Move”
People Under The Stairs – “Party Enemy #1″
Madlib – “Slapped Up (Snap N’ Clap)”
The Grouch – “The Bay To L.A. feat. Murs”
Dam Funk – “Hood Pass Intact”
The Roots – “75 Bars (Black’s Reconstruction) (Acapella)”
The Roots – “75 Bars” (Emynd VS Busy Signal Blend”
AZ – “Undeniable”
Kid Sister – “Family Reunion feat. David Banner”
Q-Tip – “ManWomanBoogie feat. Amanda Diva”
Kraak & Smaak – “Squeeze Me feat. Ben Westbeech (Original Mix)”
The Cool Kids – “What It is”
Busta Rhymes – “Don’t Touch Me (Throw Da Water On ‘Em)”
Suga Free – “That’s What’s Up”
Kanye West – “Paranoid feat. Mr Hudson”
Mary J. Blige – “Just Fine (Swizz Beatz Remix feat. Lil’ Wayne)”
Flo Rida – “Elevator feat. Timbaland”
Snoop Dogg – “Sensual Seduction”
Common – “Universal Mind Control”
Pitbull – “Krazy feat. Lil’ Jon”
DJ Laz – “Move Shake Drop feat. Pitbull & Flo Rida”
Lil Wayne – “A Milli”
Three 6 Mafia – “I Got feat. Pimp C”
Bun B – “Damn I’m Cold feat. Lil Wayne”
Scarface – “Forgot About Me feat. Lil’ Wayne & Bun B”
Z-Ro – “If That’s How You Feel feat. Lil’ Keke”
Jake One – “The Truth feat. Freeway & Brother Ali”
Big Noyd – “Things Done Changed feat. Kira”
Lil Wayne – “Got Money feat. T-Pain”
DJ Khaled – “Out Here Grindin feat. Akon, Ace Hood, Trick Daddy, Lil’ Boosie, Lil Wayne, Plies & Rick Ross”
Shawty Putt – “Dat Baby feat. Lil’ Jon & Too Short”
T.I. – “Swagga Like Us feat. Kanye West, Jay-Z & Lil Wayne”
Ganxsta Nip – “Down South”
Swizz Beatz – “Hard Knocks feat. Drag-On”
Madlib – “Rebirth Cycle (Super Soul)”

2009
Lil Wayne "Lollipop"
Lil Wayne "Comfortable" (featuring Babyface)
Gucci Mane – Classical
Hurricane Chris featuring Superstarr – Halle Berry (She’s Fine)
B-Hamp – Do The Ricky Bobby
GS Boyz – Stanky Leg
GS Boyz – Booty Dew
Plies – Plenty Money
Maino feat. T-Pain – All The Above feat. T-Pain
OJ Da Juiceman ft. Gucci Mane – Make The Trap Say Ay!
Yung La feat. Young Dro & T.I. – Ain’t I
Young Money – Every Girl feat. Lil Wayne, Drake, Jae Millz, Gutta & Mack Maine
Yo Gotti – 5 Star
Young Jeezy – Who Dat
Pimp C feat Lil Wayne – Lets Talk Money
Drake – Forever feat. Kanye West, Lil Wayne & Eminem
Drake ft Lil Wayne and Yound Jeezy – Im Going In
Clipse – Popular Demand (Popeye’s) feat. Cam’ron & Pharell
J.Cole – Lights Please
Drake – Successful Feat. Trey Songz & Lil’ Wayne
Drake – Best I Ever Had
Asher Roth – I Love College
Slaughterhouse – The One Ft. The New Royales
Ghostface Killah – Stapleton Sex
Raekwon – Catalina feat. Lyfe Jennings
Birdman ft Lil Wayne – Always Strapped
Big Boi feat. Gucci Mane – Shine Blockas
Fabolous feat. Drake – Throw It In The Bag Remix
Ron Browz, Red Cafe & Tea Bag Boyz – Gimme 20 Dollars
Dorrough – Ice Cream
Jay-Z – Empire State of Mind feat. Alicia Keys
Jay-Z – On To The Next One
Jadakiss – Who’s Real Ft. Swizz Beatz And OJ Da Juiceman
Busta Rhymes ft. Ron Browz – Arab Money
Fabolous – Everything, Everyday, Everywhere f. Keri Hilson & Ryan Leslie
Blaq Poet – Ain’t Nuttin Changed
Torae & Marco Polo – Hold Up f. Masta Ace & Sean Price
Pac Div – Mayor
Snoop Dogg – I Wanna Rock
Raekwon – Broken Safety feat. Jadakiss & Styles P
UGK – The Pimp And The Bun Ft. Ron Isley
Rick Ross – Magnificent Ft John Legend
50 Cent – Baby By Me Ft. Ne-Yo
Fabolous – Money Goes, Honey Stay (When The Money Goes Remix)
Wale – Chillin’ feat. Lady Gaga
DJ Webstar – Dancing On Me feat. Jim Jones And Juelz Santana (Remix)
Capone-N-Noreaga – Rotate Ft. Busta Rhymes And Ron Browz
LL Cool J feat. The Dream – Baby
Snoop Dogg – Gangsta Luv feat. The-Dream
Jadakiss – By My Side Ft. Ne-Yo
Maino – Million Bucks feat. Swizz Beatz
Lil Wayne – Pump That Like This
New Boyz – You’re A Jerk
Kid Cudi – Make Her Say feat. Common & Kanye
Consequence Feat. Kanye West And John Legend – Whatever U Want
Mos Def – Quiet Dog Bite Hard
Kid Cudi – Pursuit Of Happiness feat. MGMT & Ratatat
Amanda Blank – Might Like You Better
Chelley – I Took The Night
Pitbull – I know you want me (Calle Ocho)
Kid Sister – Right Hand Hi
UGK – Texas Ave.
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Harold wrote:
Live in Phoenix wrote:The Source, the long-running hip-hop magazine, once made a list of the 151 greatest hip-hop songs.

(Obviously #9 here is Fuck Tha Police)
https://rateyourmusic.com/list/Matica/1 ... he_source/
For those who go to the link and don't get it, as I didn't, #9 on the list as posted to RYM is "The Lily Song" by Rock Slope - a fictitious song by a fictitious band that is, apparently, a long-running RYM inside joke that I just don't comprehend at all (which is what makes it an inside joke, of course).

For those more steeped in RYM than I am, why it it supposed to be "obvious" that the Rock Slope listing is a substitute for "Fuck Tha Police"? What am I missing?
Oh, I was going by the Source's comments that had been transcribed: "What's gangsta? Getting a cease and desist letter from the FBI." I've always thought of N.W.A. getting a letter from the FBI as one of those legendary moments in rap history.

There are a couple of other webpages that have posted the Source list (though with worse spelling), with N.W.A. correctly at #9.

Actually I don't know what Rock Slope is about ... Is that like Toad the Wet Sprocket, when it was still a Monty Python joke?
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80 Albums:

Kurtis Blow - Kurtis Blow (1980)
Grandmaster Flash and the Furious Five - The Message (1982)
Run-D.M.C. - Run-D.M.C. (1984)
Treacherous Three - Treacherous Three (1984)
Whodini - Escape (1984)
LL Cool J - Radio (1985)
Run-D.M.C. - King Of Rock (1985)
Beastie Boys - Licensed To Ill (1986)
Boogie Down Productions - Criminal Minded (1987)
Eric B. & Rakim - Paid In Full (1987)
Kool Moe Dee - How Ya Like Me Now? (1987)
LL Cool J - Bigger and Deffer (1987)
Public Enemy - Yo! Bum Rush The Show (1987)
Schoolly D - Saturday Night: The Album (1987)
Big Daddy Kane - Long Live The Kane (1988)
Biz Markie - Goin' Off (1988)
Boogie Down Productions - By All Means Necessary (1988)
EPMD - Strictly Business (1988)
Eric B. & Rakim - Follow the Leader (1988)
Jungle Brothers - Straight Out the Jungle (1988)
Marley Marl - In Control: Volume 1 (1988)
NWA - Straight Outta Compton (1988)
Public Enemy - It Takes A Nation Of Millions To Hold Us Back (1988)
Slick Rick - The Great Adventures Of Slick Rick (1988)
Run-D.M.C. - Raising Hell (1988)
Ultramagnetic MC's - Critical Beatdown (1988)
3rd Bass - The Cactus Album (1989)
Beastie Boys - Paul's Boutique (1989)
Big Daddy Kane - It's A Big Daddy Thing (1989)
Boogie Down Productions - Ghetto Music: The Blueprint of Hip Hop (1989)
De La Soul - 3 Feet High and Rising (1989)
The D.O.C. - No One Can Do It Better (1989)
EPMD - Unfinished Business (1989)
Geto Boys - Grip It! On That Other Level (1989)
Jungle Brothers - Done By The Forces Of Nature (1989)
Kool G Rap & DJ Polo - Road to the Riches (1989)
Nice & Smooth - Nice & Smooth (1989)
Queen Latifah - All Hail The Queen (1989)
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90s Albums

A Tribe Called Quest - People's Instinctive Travels and the Paths of Rhythm (1990)
Brand Nubian - One for All (1990)
EPMD - Business As Usual (1990)
Eric B. & Rakim - Let the Rhythm Hit ’em (1990)
Ice Cube - AmeriKKKa's Most Wanted (1990)
Nice & Smooth - Ain't A Damn Thing Changed (1990)
A Tribe Called Quest - The Low End Theory (1991)
De La Soul - De La Soul Is Dead (1991)
DJ Quik - Quik Is the Name (1991)
Gang Starr - Step in the Arena (1991)
Ice Cube - Death Certificate (1991)
Ice-T - O.G. Original Gangster (1991)
Naughty By Nature - Naughty By Nature (1991)
NWA - Niggaz4Life (1991)
Public Enemy - Fear Of A Black Planet (1991)
Arrested Development - 3 Years, 5 Months & 2 Days in the Life of… (1992)
Beastie Boys - Check Your Head (1992)
DJ Quik - Way 2 Fonky (1992)
Dr. Dre - The Chronic (1992)
Gang Starr - Daily Operation (1992)
Ice Cube - The Predator (1992)
Kool G Rap & DJ Polo - Live and Let Die (1992)
Pharcyde - Bizarre Ride II the Pharcyde (1992)
Redman - Whut? Thee Album (1992)
A Tribe Called Quest - Midnight Marauders (1993)
Black Moon - Enta Da Stage (1993)
De La Soul - Buhloone Mindstate (1993)
Digable Planets - Reachin' (A New Refutation of Time and Space) (1993)
Wu-Tang Clain - Enter the Wu-Tang: 36 Chambers (1993)
Beastie Boys - Ill Communication (1994)
Common - Resurrection (1994)
Digable Planets - Blowout Comb (1994)
Gang Starr - Hard to Earn (1994)
Jeru The Damaja - The Sun Rises in the East (1994)
Method Man – Tical (1994)
Nas -Illmatic (1994)
The Notorious B.I.G. - Ready to Die (1994)
Outkast - Southernplayalisticadillacmuzik (1994)
Organized Konfusion - Stress (The Extinction Agenda) (1994)
The Roots - Do You Want More?!!!??! (1994)
2Pac - Me Against the World (1995)
Big L - Lifestylez ov da Poor & Dangerous (1995)
Bone Thugs-n-Harmony - E. 1999 Eternal (1995)
Goodie Mob - Soul Food (1995)
GZA - Liquid Swords (1995)
Mobb Deep - The Infamous (1995)
Ol' Dirty Bastard - Return to the 36 Chambers: The Dirty Version (1995)
The Pharcyde - Labcabincalifornia (1995)
Raekwon - Only Built 4 Cuban Linx (1995)
2Pac - All Eyez on Me (1996)
2Pac - The Don Killuminati: The 7 Day Theory (1996)
DJ Shadow - Endtroducing..... (1996)
Ghostface Killah - Iron Man (1996)
The Fugees - The Score (1996)
Jay-Z - Reasonable Doubt (1996)
Nas - It Was Written (1996)
Outkast - ATLiens (1996)
The Roots - Illadelph Halflife (1996)
UGK - Ridin Dirty (1996)
Jay-Z - In My Lifetime, Vol. 1 (1997)
Wyclef Jean - The Carnival (1997)
A Tribe Called Quest - The Love Movement (1998)
Beastie Boys - Hello Nasty (1998)
Big Pun - Capital Punishment (1998)
Black Star - Mos Def & Talib Kweli Are Black Star (1998)
DMX - It's Dark And Hell Is Hot (1998)
Gang Starr - Moment of Truth (1998)
Jay-Z - Vol. 2... Hard Knock Life (1998)
Lauryn Hill - The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill (1998)
Outkast - Aquemini (1998)
Dr. Dre - Chronic 2001 (1999)
Eminem - Slim Shady LP (1999)
MF Doom - Operation: Doomsday (1999)
Mos Def - Black On Both Sides (1999)
The Roots - Things Fall Apart (1999)
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Wow, this thread has barely started and it's already pretty crowded with long lists of recommendations... I'll try to make playlists for all those later on, but I'm not sure I'll be able to listen to all that.


Anyway, I wondered how you guys are going to handle trip-hop? So far, it has not been discussed as far as I've seen, but I hardly think I'll be able to submit a list if I don't add some... Does someone else plan to add some Massive Attack, Tricky, Portishead or others?
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Sorry I got carried away with my lists which I'm still not completely done with but that shows my love of hip-hop. It's the first genre of music I loved growing up and even though I listen and love all kinds of music now I still have to return to where it all started for me. Also Pierre, I provided a link to most of the songs that I listed and that site has mixtapes you can download for every year of hip-hop starting in 1979. If you love hip-hop or just want to start in a certain era those mixtapes are great.
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bootsy wrote:Sorry I got carried away with my lists which I'm still not completely done with but that shows my love of hip-hop. It's the first genre of music I loved growing up and even though I listen and love all kinds of music now I still have to return to where it all started for me. Also Pierre, I provided a link to most of the songs that I listed and that site has mixtapes you can download for every year of hip-hop starting in 1979. If you love hip-hop or just want to start in a certain era those mixtapes are great.
Sorry, I didn't notice your link had mixtapes! That will surely help. The fact is, my musical road is the exact opposite of yours, I was born from a roots and 60s-folk music loving family in the French countryside and it actually took me years to get around to like hip-hop... Essentially because the sound was totally alien to what I grew up with, and so were the lyrical matters. These last years I've been feeling more and more attracted to this genre (with electronic music) and I'm taking this opportunity to explore it deeper with pleasure! Oh, and don't take my remark on the French countryside as the norm - one of the current most acclaimed acts in French hip-hop, Orelsan, actually comes from my very own region :D

I think I'm going to follow the timeline of hip-hop from the origins (starting with the Last Poets - I like to be exhaustive) to fill the holes in my knowledge; I know my classics, but your lists show me that I still have a lot to learn. One favourite though, from the early years that you didn't include:

J. Walter Negro and the Loose Jointz - Shoot the Pump:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DnB6WZvi0jU

I'll try to come back later to do more recommendations, mostly for hip-hop in the French and Spanish languages. For the former, maybe Nassim will have a better knowledge than me though.
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00s Albums:

Common - Like Water for Chocolate (2000)
Eminem - The Marshall Mathers LP (2000)
Ghostface Killah - Supreme Clientele (2000)
Jurassic 5 - Quality Control (2000)
Outkast - Stankonia (2000)
Reflection Eternal - Train of Thought (2000)
Slum Village - Fantastic, Vol. 2 (2000)
Wu-Tang Clan - The W (2000)
Aesop Rock - Labor Days (2001)
Cannibal Ox - The Cold Vein (2001)
Jay-Z - The Blueprint (2001)
Ludacris - Word of Mouf (2001)
Masta Ace - Disposable Arts (2001)
Nas - Stillmatic (2001)
N.E.R.D. - In Search Of... (2001)
Atmosphere - God Loves Ugly (2002)
Clipse - Lord Willin' (2002)
El-P - Fantastic Damage (2002)
Eminem - The Eminem Show (2002)
Nas - The Lost Tapes (2002)
Scarface - The Fix (2002)
Talib Kweli - Quality (2002)
50 Cent - Get Rich or Die Tryin' (2003)
Jay-Z - The Black Album (2003)
Nujabes - Metaphorical Music (2003)
Outkast - Speakerboxxx/The Love Below (2003)
T.I. - Trap Muzik (2003)
Kanye West - The College Dropout (2004)
Madvillain - Madvillainy (2004)
Masta Ace - A Long Hot Summer (2004)
MF DOOM - Mm...Food (2004)
Common - Be (2005)
The Game - The Documentary (2005)
Kanye West - Late Registration (2005)
Lil Wayne - Tha Carter II (2005)
Nujabes - Modal Soul (2005)
Clipse - Hell Hath No Fury (2006)
DangerDoom - The Mouse and The Mask (2006)
Ghostface Killah - Fishscale (2006)
J Dilla- Donuts (2006)
Lupe Fiasco - Food & Liquor (2006)
Nas - Hip Hop Is Dead (2006)
The Roots - Game Theory (2006)
T.I. - King (2006)
Blu & Exile - Below the Heavens: In Hell Happy With Your New Imaginary Friend... (2007)
Kanye West - Graduation (2007)
Lupe Fiasco - Lupe Fiasco’s The Cool (2007)
UGK - Underground Kingz (2007)
Kanye West - 808s and Heartbreak (2008)
Lil Wayne - Tha Carter III (2008)
Nas - Untitled (2008)
Drake - So Far Gone (2009)
Kid Cudi - Man on the Moon: The End of Day (2009)
Mos Def - The Ecstatic (2009)
Raekwon - Only Built 4 Cuban Linx... Pt. II (2009)
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10s Albums:

Big Boi - Sir Lucious Left Foot: The Son of Chico Dusty (2010)
Kanye West - My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy (2010)
The Roots - How I Got Over (2010)
Danny Brown - XXX (2011)
Drake - Take Care (2011)
Kendrick Lamar - Section.80 (2011)
The Roots - Undun (2011)
El-P - Cancer 4 Cure (2012)
Kendrick Lamar - Good Kid, mA.A.d City (2012)
Killer Mike - R.A.P. Music (2012)
Death Grips - The Money Store (2012)
El-P - Cancer 4 Cure (2012)
Nas - Life Is Good (2012)
Danny Brown - Old (2013)
Chance The Rapper - Acid Rap (2013)
Drake - Nothing Was the Same (2013)
Kanye West - Yeezus (2013)
Run The Jewels - Run The Jewels (2013)
Run The Jewels - Run The Jewels 2 (2014)
Kendrick Lamar - To Pimp a Butterfly (2015)
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Not too sure lot of people look after recommandations when there are so many.

So here are my pick of 11 lesser known songs I love :

Wu-Tang - I Can't Go To Sleep
Enter the Wu-Tang is rightfully seen as a classic but that doesn't mean there aren't some other great songs in the Wu catalog, and that one is wonderful. Based on Isaac Hayes sample, and with a chorus sung by Isaac himself, it's a deep and heartfelt song against violence. Ghostface's verse is great as usual and it's RZA who completely nails it, seemingly about to break down at any time.

Souls of Mischief - 93 Til Infinity
"Right now, we gonna up you on how we just chill", and they sure too... that's a cool and relax song and aside for "A Plus if famous, so get the anus" the worldplay is really fun and the flow of every rappers very natural

The Roots - The OtherSide
I love this song, but it's the piano line that sells it the best.

The Streets - Turn the Page
I'm a tad worried UK won't get its due on this poll but the Streets and Dizzee Rascal should be featured heavily.
I really think the acclaimed Streets songs are not the right ones though, and don't understand how this fantastic call to arm is always overlooked. Stand by me my apprentice, be brave, clenched fists.

Puppetmastaz - The Bigger The Better
Puppetmastaz will be the first name to appear 3 times in my album list (yes, before Kanye West and Beastie Boys) so it's hard for me to pick one songs. Halfway between parody and hommage, this huge crew (about 15 rappers, or at least characters) has such a wide range of beats and voices that no song can truly represent them, so I picked one where at least you can be introduced to the 3 most important members of the crew : Mr Maloke, Wizard the Lizard (who's a frog) and Snuggles the Bunny.

Spank Rock - Bump
With netjade gone, I won't have much support in voting for Spank Rock, but his first album is still an anomaly with it's barebone beats. Bump is one of my favorite tracks for running with it's steady beat, it's pure rush of energy elevated by a killer verse from Amanda Blank, Spank Rock can be crude (see the also awesome Sweet Talk) but at this game, the lady wins.

M.O.P. feat Busta Rhymes, Teflon and Lil Kim - Ante Up (remix)
The original Ante Up is pretty cool, the remix is 3 minutes and a half of everybody burning down everything around them, blasting huge lines after huge lines on a beat as devastating as ever. Party rap at its best.

Jurassic 5 - Jurass Finish First
A simple joyful and bouncy beats through which MCs happily sail, that's all it takes. Happy rap for happy people.

Dan Le Sac vs Scroobius Pip - Thou Shalt Always Kill
(Anti?)-hipster hip-hop, Scroobius Pip preaches hilarious instructions over a bouncy electronic beat. The album was a huge disappointment, but that one stood the test of time.

Aesop Rock - Daylight
Should at least get votes for that part :
"Life's not a bitch, life is a beautiful woman
You only call her a bitch because she won't let you get that pussy
Maybe she didn't feel y'all shared any similar interests
Or maybe you're just an asshole who couldn't sweet talk the princess"

El-P - The Overly Dramatic Truth
Whether solo or with Run the Jewels, El-P will feature heavily on my list, I can safely call him my favorite producer by now. This actually might be its best production, though its hard to pick just one.

If you're willing to dig French hip-hop, here are 3 more, once you of course have listened to IAM's Demain C'est Loin, my favorite French song ever :

Le Klub des Loosers - Sous Le Signe du V
Fuzati might be the worst MC you've ever heard, but he has some of the sharpest lyrics ever... that track produced by Air is probably his best, completely wrecking the people from Versailles, the city he is from and stronghold of French most traditionalist people.

MC Solaar - Séquelles
MC Solaar is the one who made hip-hop cool in France and his first 2 albums are full of great songs. He's a wordsmith that play with words meanings and forms and it doesn't hurt that he sometimes was backed up by great beats. See also Le Nouveau Western who samples Serge Gainsbourg's Bonnie and Clyde (coincidentally, this video shows Charlotte, Serge's daughter)

Shurik'n - Lettre
At the game of solo albums from IAM members, Akhenaton won with the fantastic Métèque et Mat, but as far as the best song goes, Shurik'n gets the gold with this earnest song, letter from a dying man to his grandson. One of the most beautiful French songs ever, any genre included.
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Nassim wrote:Not too sure lot of people look after recommandations when there are so many.
:? Why wouldn't they. The more options you have the more you have to pick from. This forum is seriously lacking in hip hop recommendations so giving a list of each year/decade gives people an idea of what there is that is out there. It seems like all people do on this forum is bitch and complain about something. Just completely unnecessary just post your list and keep it moving. So what if I have a lot of songs/albums listed. There isn't a limit on how many you can have. I can and will say what you posted isn't close to enough.
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bootsy wrote:
Nassim wrote:Not too sure lot of people look after recommandations when there are so many.
:? Why wouldn't they. The more options you have the more you have to pick from. This forum is seriously lacking in hip hop recommendations so giving a list of each year/decade gives people an idea of what there is that is out there. It seems like all people do on this forum is bitch and complain about something. Just completely unnecessary just post your list and keep it moving. So what if I have a lot of songs/albums listed. There isn't a limit on how many you can have. I can and will say what you posted isn't close to enough.
It's a great resource, bootsy. Thanks for typing all that up. It is a bit overwhelming, though - even just to look at. I think it would help if maybe you starred one from each year - either your favorite or the one you think is most undervalued, or something like that. Or make a cliffs notes version with a ranked top twenty for each decade or half-decade, just so people have a place to start exploring, and then they can revert to your longer lists if they like what they're hearing.
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Greg wrote:
bootsy wrote:
Nassim wrote:Not too sure lot of people look after recommandations when there are so many.
:? Why wouldn't they. The more options you have the more you have to pick from. This forum is seriously lacking in hip hop recommendations so giving a list of each year/decade gives people an idea of what there is that is out there. It seems like all people do on this forum is bitch and complain about something. Just completely unnecessary just post your list and keep it moving. So what if I have a lot of songs/albums listed. There isn't a limit on how many you can have. I can and will say what you posted isn't close to enough.
It's a great resource, bootsy. Thanks for typing all that up. It is a bit overwhelming, though - even just to look at. I think it would help if maybe you starred one from each year - either your favorite or the one you think is most undervalued, or something like that. Or make a cliffs notes version with a ranked top twenty for each decade or half-decade, just so people have a place to start exploring, and then they can revert to your longer lists if they like what they're hearing.
It's not. I separated it out by years and decades. I've seen many lists in other threads on this site with lists like that. There is nothing wrong with the way it looks. Jeez. Either read it or don't. I also provided a link to the mixtapes that are the source of the songs list. You people are such whiners. all this talk about 'we need a hip hop thread, we need a hip hop thread with a list of songs and albums'. Well here it is and people like you still complain about it. This thread deserves more than a list with 5 songs or 10 songs. That's some crap to do to a genre that's been around for 30+ years.
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Top 10 by year, starting with '88. Decade rank for '90s and 00's in parentheses. Top 20 of each decade and other essential releases bolded.

Albums

1988

1. Public Enemy - It Takes a Nation of Millions to Hold Us Back
2. N.W.A. - Straight Outta Compton
3. Stetsasonic - In Full Gear
4. EPMD - Strictly Business
5. Slick Rick - The Great Adventures of Slick Rick
6. Ultramagnetic MC's - Critical Beatdown

7. Eric B. & Rakim - Follow the Leader
8. DJ Jazzy Jeff & The Fresh Prince - He's the DJ, I'm the Rapper
9. Biz Markie - Goin' Off
10. Bid Daddy Kane - Long Live the Kane

1989

1. Young MC - Stone Cold Rhymin'
2. Ice-T - The Iceberg/Freedom of Speech...Just Watch What You Say

3. Neneh Cherry - Raw Like Sushi
4. 2 Live Crew - As Nasty As They Wanna Be
5. EPMD - Unfinished Business
6. Big Daddy Kane - It's a Big Daddy Thing
7. Jungle Brothers - Done by the Forces of Nature
8. 3rd Bass - The Cactus Cee/D
9. Tone Loc - Loc-Ed After Dark
10. De La Soul - 3 Feet High and Rising

1990

1. Gang Starr - Step in the Arena (7)
2. LL Cool J - Mama Said Knock You Out
3. A Tribe Called Quest - People's Instinctive Travels and the Paths of Rhythm
4. Ice Cube - AmeriKKKa's Most Wanted
5. Public Enemy - Fear of a Black Planet
6. Master Ace - Take a Look Around
7. Brand Nubian - One for All
8. Salt 'n' Pepa - Blacks' Magic
9. Lord Finesse & DJ Mike Smooth - Funky Technician
10. Poor Righteous Teachers - Holy Intellect

1991

1. Ice Cube - Death Certificate (9)
2. Ice-T - O.G. Original Gangser
3. A Tribe Called Quest - The Low End Theory
4. Downtown Science - s/t
5. P.M. Dawn - Of the Heart, of the Soul and of the Cross: The Utopian Experience
6. Naughty by Nature - s/t
7. Nice & Smooth - Ain't a Damn Thing Changed
8. Digital Underground - Sons of the P
9. Public Enemy - Apocalypse 91...The Enemy Strikes Black
10. De La Soul - De La Soul is Dead

1992

1. Dr. Dre - The Chronic (5)
2. Kool G. Rap & D.J. Polo - Live and Let Die (13)
3. Gang Starr - Daily Operation (18)

4. EPMD - Business Never Personal
5. Pete Rock & C.L. Smooth - Mecca and the Soul Brother
6. Ice Cube - The Predator
7. Da Lench Mob - Guerillas in the Mist
8. The Pharcyde - Bizarre Ride II the Pharcyde
9. Redman - Whut? Thee Album
10. Diamond and The Psychotic Neurotics - Stunts, Blunts & Hip Hop

1993

1. Wu-Tang Clan - Enter the Wu-Tang (36 Chambers) (2)
2. A Tribe Called Quest - Midnight Marauders
3. Souls of Mischief - 93 'Til Infinity
4. Snoop Doggy Dogg - Doggystyle
5. Black Moon - Enta da Stage
6. Masta Ace Incorporated - SlaughtaHouse
7. Digable Planets - Reachin' (A New Refutation of Time and Space)
8. Guru - Jazzmatazz Volume 1
9. P.M. Dawn - The Bliss Album...?
10. De La Soul - Buhloone Mindstate

1994

1. Nas - Illmatic (1)
2. The Notorious B.I.G. - Ready to Die (4)

3. Gravediggaz - 6 Feet Deep
4. Pete Rock & C.L. Smooth - The Main Ingredient
5. Gang Starr - Hard to Earn
6. Method Man - Tical
7. Jeru the Damaja - The Sun Rises in the East
8. OutKast - Southernplayalisticadillacmuzik
9. Warren G - Regulate... G Funk Era
10. Organized Konfusion - Stress: The Extinction Agenda

1995

1. Chef Raekwon - Only Built 4 Cuban Linx... (8)
2. Mobb Deep - The Infamous (10)
3. AZ - Doe or Die (14)
4. Group Home - Livin' Proof (16)
5. Genius/GZA - Liquid Swords (17)

6. Big L - Lifestylez ov da Poor & Dangerous (20)
7. Smif-n-Wessun - Dah Shinin'
8. 2Pac - Me Against the World
9. Coolio - Gangsta's Paradise
10. Goodie Mob - Soul Food

1996

1. Dr. Octagon - Dr. Octagonecologyst (3)
2. Jay-Z - Reasonable Doubt (15)

3. 2Pac - All Eyez on Me
4. Nas - It Was Written
5. Ghostface Killah - Ironman
6. Mobb Deep - Hell on Earth
7. OutKast - ATLiens
8. Jeru the Damaja - Wrath of the Math
9. The Roots - Illadelph Halflife
10. Fugees - The Score

1997

1. Kool Keith - Sex Style (11)
2. The Notorious B.I.G. - Life After Death
3. Wu-Tang Clan - Wu-Tang Forever
4. Company Flow - Funcrusher Plus
5. Gravediggaz - The Pick, the Sickle and the Shovel
6. Master P - Ghetto D
7. Wyclef Jean - The Carnival
8. Missy Elliott - Supa Dupa Fly
9. Timbaland & Magoo - Welcome to Our World
10. Busta Rhymes - When Disaster Strikes...

1998

1. Gang Starr - Moment of Truth (19)
2. Big Pun - Capital Punishment
3. Cappadonna - The Pillage
4. RZA - RZA as Bobby Digital in Stereo
5. The Coup - Steal This Album
6. OutKast - Aquemini
7. Black Star - Mos Def & Talib Kweli Are Black Star
8. Beastie Boys - Hello Nasty
9. DMX - It's Dark and Hell is Hot
10. P.M. Dawn - Dearest Christian, I'm So Very Sorry for Bringing You Here. Love, Dad

1999

1. Eminem - The Slim Shady LP (6)
2. Dr. Dre - 2001 (12)

3. Dr. Dooom - First Come, First Served
4. Peanut Butter Wolf - My Vinyl Weighs a Ton
5. The Roots - Things Fall Apart
6. Pharoahe Monch - Internal Affairs
7. Prince Paul - A Prince Among Thieves
8. Mobb Deep - Murda Muzik
9. Kool Keith - Black Elvis / Lost in Space
10. Mos Def - Black on Both Sides

2000

1. Eminem - The Marshall Mathers LP (1)
2. OutKast - Stankonia (4)

3. Wu-Tang Clan - The W
4. Ghostface Killah - Supreme Clientele
5. Common - Like Water for Chocolate
6. Aesop Rock - Float
7. Reflection Eternal - Train of Thought
8. Deltron 3030 - s/t
9. Dead Prez - Let's Get Free
10. Boom Bip & Dose One - Circle

2001

1. Jay Dee aka J Dilla - Welcome 2 Detroit (10)
2. Cannibal Ox - The Cold Vein (16)

3. Missy Elliott - Miss E...So Addictive
4. Jay-Z - The Blueprint
5. Aesop Rock - Labor Days
6. Cormega - The Realness
7. The Coup - Party Music
8. Roots Manuva - Run Come Save Me
9. Dungeon Family - Even in Darkness
10. Prefuse 73 - Vocal Studies + Uprock Narratives

2002

1. The Streets - Original Pirate Material (9)
2. GZA/Genius - Legend of the Liquid Sword (18)
3. Non Phixion - The Future is Now (19)
4. Eminem - The Eminem Show (20)

5. People Under the Stairs - O.S.T.
6. Missy Elliott - Under Construction
7. Scarface - The Fix
8. Clipse - Lord Willin'
9. El-P - Fantastic Damage
10. Mr. Lif - I Phantom

2003

1. OutKast - Speakerboxxx / The Love Below (14)
2. Gang Starr - The Ownerz
3. 50 Cent - Get Rich or Die Tryin'
4. Bubba Sparxxx - Deliverance
5. Jay-Z - The Black Album
6. Missy Elliott - This is Not a Test!
7. Viktor Vaughn - Vaudeville Villain
8. Prefuse 73 - One Word Extinguisher
9. Dizzee Rascal - Boy in da Corner
10. Aesop Rock - Bazooka Tooth

2004

1. Kanye West - The College Dropout (13)
2. Nas - Street's Disciple (15)

3. Dizzee Rascal - Showtime
4. The Streets - A Grand Don't Come for Free
5. Pete Rock - Soul Survivor II
6. Talib Kweli - The Beautiful Struggle
7. Beastie Boys - To the 5 Boroughs
8. Ghostface - The Pretty Toney Album
9. Madvillain - Madvillainy
10. Cam'ron - Purple Haze

2005

1. Kanye West - Late Registration (11)
2. The Game - The Documentary (12)

3. Beanie Sigel - The B. Coming
4. Paul Wall - The Peoples Champ
5. Lil Wayne - Tha Carter II
6. Young Jeezy - Let's Get It: Thug Motivation 101
7. DANGERDOOM - The Mouse and the Mask
8. Mike Jones - Who is Mike Jones?
9. David Banner - Certified
10. Three 6 Mafia - Most Known Unknown

2006

1. J Dilla - Donuts (2)
2. Ghostface Killah - Fishscale (5)

3. The Game - Doctor's Advocate
4. The Coup - Pick a Bigger Weapon
5. Nas - Hip Hop is Dead
6. T.I. - King.
7. The Roots - Game Theory
8. Snoop Dogg - The Blue Carpet Treatment
9. Young Jeezy - The Inspiration
10. Gnarls Barkley - St. Elsewhere

2007

1. Kanye West - Graduation (7)
2. Ghostface Killah - The Big Doe Rehab
3. UGK - Underground Kingz
4. Percee P - Perseverance
5. Prodigy - Return of the Mac
6. Pharoahe Monch - Desire
7. Wu-Tang Clan - 8 Diagrams
8. Aesop Rock - None Shall Pass
9. Devin the Dude - Waitin' to Inhale
10. El-P - I'll Sleep When You're Dead

2008

1. Nas - Untitled (6)
2. Kanye West - 808s & Heartbreak (17)

3. Q-Tip - The Renaissance
4. Lil Wayne - Tha Carter III
5. RZA - Digi Snacks
6. The Game - LAX
7. The Roots - Rising Down
8. GZA/Genius - Pro Tools
9. The Streets - Everything is Borrowed
10.Young Jeezy - The Recession

2009

1. Chef Raekwon - Only Built 4 Cuban Linx... Pt II (3)
2. Eminem - Relapse (8)

3. Cam'ron - Crime Pays
4. Marco Polo & Torae - Double Barrel
5. Beanie Sigel - The Broad Street Bully
6. Ghostface Killah - Ghostdini: Wizard of Poetry in Emerald City
7. Mos Def - The Ecstatic
8. Jay-Z - The Blueprint 3
9. Lil B - 6 Kiss
10. Brother Ali - Us

2010

1. Kanye West - My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy
2. Big K.R.I.T. - K.R.I.T. Wuz Here

3. Freeway & Jake One - The Stimulus Package
4. Celph Titled & Buckwild - Nineteen Ninety Now
5. Currren$y - Pilot Talk
6. Curren$y - Pilot Talk II
7. Big Boi - Sir Lucious Left Foot: The Son of Chico Dusty
8. Rick Ross - Teflon Don
9. The Roots - How I Got Over
10. Ghostface Killah - Apollo Kids

2011

1. Big K.R.I.T. - Returnof4Eva
2. A$AP Rocky - LiveLoveA$AP

3. Clams Casino - Instrumentals
4. araabMUZIK - Electronic Dream
5. Reks - R.E.K.S. (Rhythmatic Eternal King Supreme)
6. J. Cole - Cole World: The Sideline Story
7. Drake - Take Care
8. Young Jeezy - Thug Motivation 103: Hustlerz Ambition
9. The Streets - Computers and Blues
10. Curren$y - Weekend at Burnie's

2012

1. Action Bronson & Party Supplies - Blue Chips
2. The Game - Jesus Piece
3. Killer Mike - R.A.P. Music
4. Big K.R.I.T. - 4eva N a Day
5. Curren$y - The Stoned Immaculate
6. Clams Casino - Instrumental Mixtape 2
7. Big K.R.I.T. - Live from the Underground
8. Ab-Soul - Control System
9. Nas - Life is Good
10. Joey BadA$$ - 1999

2013

1. Killah Priest - The Psychic World of Walter Reed
2. Czarface - s/t

3. Danny Brown - Old
4. Pusha T - My Name Is My Name
5. Drake - Nothing Was the Same
6. Freddie Gibbs - ESGN (Evil Seeds Grow Naturally)
7. Mac Miller - Watching Movies with the Sound Off
8. A$AP Ferg - Trap Lord
9. Joey B4DA\$\$ - Summer Knights
10. Denzel Curry - Nostalgic 64

2014

1. Freddie Gibbs & Madlib - Pinata
2. PRhyme - PRhyme
3. Big K.R.I.T. - Cadillactica
4. Rich Gang: Tha Tour Part 1
5. Spitta Andretti - The Drive in Theatre
6. Iggy Azalea - The New Classic
7. RiFF RAFF - NEON iCON
8. Isaiah Rashad - Cilvia Demo
9. Young Thug & Bloody Jay - Black Portland
10. Ghostface Killah - 36 Seasons
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^^Awesome list bro.
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I like your list, Greg, though I noticed RTJ2 didn't make your top ten of last year. What didn't you like about it or have you just not listened yet?
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Is 808s and Heartbreak eligible?
I feel like that
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PlasticRam wrote:Is 808s and Heartbreak eligible?
It should be. Why wouldn't it be?
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bootsy wrote:
PlasticRam wrote:Is 808s and Heartbreak eligible?
It should be. Why wouldn't it be?
It's pretty far away from hip hop, that's all. But I'm all for including it; it's my 5th fav album of all time. I guess this answers my question whether some stuff by Drake or like Gorillaz is eligible.
I feel like that
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PlasticRam wrote:
bootsy wrote:
PlasticRam wrote:Is 808s and Heartbreak eligible?
It should be. Why wouldn't it be?
It's pretty far away from hip hop, that's all. But I'm all for including it; it's my 5th fav album of all time. I guess this answers my question whether some stuff by Drake or like Gorillaz is eligible.
It's not pretty far away from hip hop. It still has the hip hop sound and he's still at the root a hip hop artist. I've included it. I'm not sure why Drake wouldn't be eligible. He hasn't made anything that makes me think 'not hip hop'. Does he have some non hip hop songs? Sure obviously but he is still hip hop. Gorillaz certain songs I think could be included but entire albums probably not. At least I don't think they should be included. If you want to include them then go for it. That is why the title of this thread is 'Hip Hop/Rap Recommendations'.
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I think there's more rapping on Gorillaz albums than 808s and Heartbreak, so that's why I'm definitely including them.

A good way of determining eligibility could be is there hip hop or rap mentioned on RYM including the subgenres. 808s and Heartbreak does have pop rap mentioned.
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PlasticRam wrote:I think there's more rapping on Gorillaz albums than 808s and Heartbreak, so that's why I'm definitely including them.

A good way of determining eligibility could be is there hip hop or rap mentioned on RYM including the subgenres. 808s and Heartbreak does have pop rap mentioned.
I'm far from the best person to determine whether something should be hip hop/rap or not. But I think if we are to progress to a poll we do need an agreed authoritative source. I agree that the best source (at least that I've seen) is RYM. I'd suggest using primary genres only as a guide though. [edit (missed a sentence): Secondary genres would be, I think, too inclusive] For albums it often means a single song will be within that genre. And for songs, you'd have ones like Beck's "Loser" being included as Hip Hop - which while has Hip Hop elements, it isn't the foundation for the song. And surely including something like "Loser" in a Hip Hop poll defeats the point a bit.

Additionally, I saw some earlier discussion on whether Trip-Hop should be included. I'd propose that here we stick to the RYM definition again which puts Trip Hop in as a subgenre of Electronic, rather than Hip Hop.

What do others think? Should we stick with RYM definitions or is there somewhere else to help us work out eligibility?

P.S. I've been eagerly making my way through many of the playlists above, so thanks to all that have helped me explore the genre.
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phil wrote:
PlasticRam wrote:I think there's more rapping on Gorillaz albums than 808s and Heartbreak, so that's why I'm definitely including them.

A good way of determining eligibility could be is there hip hop or rap mentioned on RYM including the subgenres. 808s and Heartbreak does have pop rap mentioned.
I'm far from the best person to determine whether something should be hip hop/rap or not. But I think if we are to progress to a poll we do need an agreed authoritative source. I agree that the best source (at least that I've seen) is RYM. I'd suggest using primary genres only as a guide though. For albums it often means a single song will be within that genre. And for songs, you'd have ones like Beck's "Loser" being included as Hip Hop - which while has Hip Hop elements, it isn't the foundation for the song. And surely including something like "Loser" in a Hip Hop poll defeats the point a bit.

Additionally, I saw some earlier discussion on whether Trip-Hop should be included. I'd propose that here we stick to the RYM definition again which puts Trip Hop in as a subgenre of Electronic, rather than Hip Hop.

What do others think? Should we stick with RYM definitions or is there somewhere else to help us work out eligibility?

P.S. I've been eagerly making my way through many of the playlists above, so thanks to all that have helped me explore the genre.
I agree with this. I don't want this to get to a point where we including a song that had some hip hop in it or an album that had a couple of hip hop songs. When i look at hip hop lists I don't see very many if any at all that have the Gorillaz on it. They aren't primarily hip hop. They have elements of it but not primarily hip hop. I did debate a little whether to include 808s & Heartbreaks in my list and eventually did because Kanye at his roots is a hip hop artist. He went away from it on that album but the hip hop foundation is still there for me.
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phil wrote:
PlasticRam wrote:I think there's more rapping on Gorillaz albums than 808s and Heartbreak, so that's why I'm definitely including them.

A good way of determining eligibility could be is there hip hop or rap mentioned on RYM including the subgenres. 808s and Heartbreak does have pop rap mentioned.
I'm far from the best person to determine whether something should be hip hop/rap or not. But I think if we are to progress to a poll we do need an agreed authoritative source. I agree that the best source (at least that I've seen) is RYM. I'd suggest using primary genres only as a guide though. For albums it often means a single song will be within that genre. And for songs, you'd have ones like Beck's "Loser" being included as Hip Hop - which while has Hip Hop elements, it isn't the foundation for the song. And surely including something like "Loser" in a Hip Hop poll defeats the point a bit.

Additionally, I saw some earlier discussion on whether Trip-Hop should be included. I'd propose that here we stick to the RYM definition again which puts Trip Hop in as a subgenre of Electronic, rather than Hip Hop.

What do others think? Should we stick with RYM definitions or is there somewhere else to help us work out eligibility?

P.S. I've been eagerly making my way through many of the playlists above, so thanks to all that have helped me explore the genre.
I agree with using RYM as a guide for what is hip hop or not, as I was thinking about this myself. As far as trip hop goes, I say we oughtn't include it. I was initially leaning toward including it but I realized that a great many songs in the genre just don't "feel hip hop" to me. I know a vague feeling probably isn't good for determining if the genre is eligible or not but I think a lot of people would agree with me. I think it would just raise too many debates if we included it.
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2010s songs:

2010
Drake "Fancy"
Drake "Over"
Kanye f/ Big Sean, Pusha T, Common, Kid Cudi & Charlie Wilson "Good Friday"
Kanye West "Power"
Kanye West f/ Pusha T "Runaway"
Kanye West "So Appalled"
Rick Ross F/Drake & Chrisette Michele "Aston Martin Music"
The Roots f/John Legend "The Fire"
Wiz Khalifa "Black and Yellow"

2011
A$AP Rocky "Peso"
Danny Brown "Die Like A Rockstar"
DJ Khaled f/ Drake, Rick Ross & Lil Wayne "I'm On One"
Drake "Marvin's Room"
Kendrick Lamar "ADHD"
Jay-Z & Kanye West "Murder to Excellence"
Jay-Z & Kanye West "Niggas In Paris"
Jay-Z & Kanye West f/ Frank Ocean "No Church In The Wild"
Tyler, The Creator "Yonkers"

2012
A$AP Rocky f/ 2 Chainz, Drake & Kendrick Lamar "Fuckin' Problems"
G.O.O.D. Music "Clique"
G.O.O.D. Music "Mercy"
Kendrick Lamar "Bitch Don't kill My vibe"
Kendrick Lamar f/ Gunplay "Cartoons & Cereal"
Kendrick Lamar f/ MC Eiht "m.A.A.d city"
Kendrick Lamar "Swimming Pools (Drank)"
Nas "Daughters"
Pusha T f/ Kanye West & Ghostface Killah "New God Flow"

2013
A$AP Rocky f/ Gunplay & ASAP Ferg "Ghetto Symphony
Chance The Rapper "Acid Rain"
Danny Brown "Dope Song"
Drake f/ Majid Jordan "Hold On, We're Going Home"
Drake "Started From The Bottom"
Earl Sweatshirt f/ Frank Ocean "Sunday"
Eminem "Rap God"
J. Cole f/ Miguel "Power Trip"
Kanye West "Black Skinhead"
Kanye West "I'm In It"
Kanye West "New Slaves"
Run The Jewels f/ Big Boi "Banana Clipper"
ScHoolboy Q f/ Kendrick Lamar "Collard Greens"

2014
Big Sean f/ E-40 "I Don't Fuck with You"
Dej Loaf "Try Me"
Drake “0 to 100/The Catch Up
Future f/ Pharrell, Pusha T, and Casino “Move That Dope”
Kendrick Lamar “i”
Run The Jewels f/ Zach de la Rocha "Close Your Eyes (And Count to Fuck)"
Run The Jewels f/ Gangsta Boo "Love Again (Akinyele Back)"
Wiz Khalifa “We Dem Boyz”
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Anyone else have any list or recommendations. I'm trying to keep this topic from slipping. There seems like there were a few more hip hop heads on this board. Even if you aren't list some of your favorites or semi-favorites that you really like. I don't want this to lose too much steam.
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I'm going to have a go at this. I hope it's not too long. I'm doing songs, rather than albums. My recommendations focus specifically on Southern hip hop since I am not seeing the region as well-represented as the coasts thus far. (Midwest hip hop will need to find another champion I guess.) I think that Southern hip hop tends to have much stronger production than East Coast and West Coast hip hop. Not saying those sounds have not produced some great music (certainly they have), just that they can get a bit bland in a way Southern hip hop beats do not. Granted, Southern rap has some dicey lyrics, but I prefer beats anyway. Lest anyone accuse me of having a regional bias, I'm from California. 8-)

I have divided it up by cities. The numbers do not indicate a ranking. They just make it easier for me to refer to the tracks in my descriptions without taking up too much space.

Miami
1. 2 Live Crew - 2 Live Is What We Are (word)
2. Quad City DJ's - Come On and Ride It (the Train)
3. Quad City DJ's - Space Jam
Honestly, most of the Miami Bass stuff doesn't mean too much to me. I see it as akin to early electro: important, but not particularly good. That said, 2 Live Crew can turn in some good beats. Likewise, Quad City DJ's were kind of great, even if they were only around for a year or so.

Houston
1. Geto Boys - Mind Playing Tricks On Me
2. Scarface - I See a Man Die
3. Eightball and MJG - Space Age Pimpin'
4. UGK - Murder
5. UGK - Int'l Player's Anthem (I Choose You)
6. Big Mike - Having Thangs
7. Big Moe - City of Syrup
8. DJ Screw - 3 N the Mornin
After Miami, Houston was the next Southern city to attract national attention. 1-2 represent the city's more gangsta rap proclivities. These aren't celebrations though; more like stark examinations of the ramifications of the lifestyle. 3-7 are mostly about either pimping or lean and are more characteristic of the Houston sound. 5 is one of my absolute favorite songs, with UGK joined by OutKast with production by DJ Paul and Juicy J of Three-Six Mafia. 7 is one of the most upbeat rap songs out there. DJ Screw deserves a shoutout since he defined the Houston sound more than anyone else, but it's difficult to isolate individual tracks from his mixes. 8 is the one I'll pick.


Memphis
1. Three-Six Mafia - Mystic Stylez
2. Three-Six Mafia - Stay Fly
3. Koopster Knicca - Stash Pot
4. Kingpin Skinny Pimp - Ya'll Ain't No Killaz
5. Project Pat - Choices
6. Al Kapone - Sinsta Funk
7. Graveyard Productions - No One Can Save You
8. Spaceghostpurrp - The Black God
9. Starlito & Don Trip - Pray for Me
10. Starlito & Don Trip - Leash on Life
Hip hop turns to the dark side. If you were offended by some of dd Future's shtick, turn away. However, if you do you will miss out on some of the absolute best productions in hip hop. Three-Six Mafia deserve special notice for having female members (La Chat and Gangster Boo, the latter probably familiar to Run the Jewels fans), a rarity among hip hop collectives. "Da Summer" can make for a nice alternative if 1-2 aren't doing anything for you, being a more chill affair. 1-5 are all associated with DJ Paul and Juicy J's Three-Six Mafia, who dominate Memphis rap to such an extent that it can be difficult to find the stuff that they didn't produce. 6-7 are some examples of non-Three-Six Memphis rap (though some poorly-researched corners of the internet credit DJ Paul for producing 7, but they're wrong). 8 is from Miami, but carries on the Memphis sound. 9 and 10 make for nice palate cleansers if it gets too bleak for you, but "bleak" is a relative term. In any event, Starlito & Don Trip are more prone to reflection and social commentary and have a fondness of violins.


New Orleans
1. DJ Jubilee - Get Ready, Ready!
2. Ricky B - Shake fo Ya Hood
3. UNLV - Local 580
4. Juvenile - Back that Azz Up
5. Juvenile - Ha
6. Mystikal - Shake Ya Ass
7. Lil Wayne - Georgia Bush
8. Lil Wayne - I Feel Like Dying
1-3 are examples of bounce, a high energy style of hip hop that emerged from New Orleans. 1-2 are both good, clean fun (well, 2 uses some variant of "fuck" every-other word, but is otherwise not graphic in the least). They both fill me with pure joy when I hear them. 3 takes bounce into darker territory (the acronym stands for Uptown Niggas Livin Violently, in case you want an indicator of what you're in for). 3-5 are produced by Mannie Fresh, who is basically the Dr. Dre of New Orleans. I go back and forth on whether I prefer 4 or 5, so try both! 5 features a (very) young Lil Wayne and an off-kilter verse from Mannie himself. Mystikal barks as much as he raps, but it works either way. I assume some familiarity with Lil Wayne's hits, so 7-8 highlight stuff from his plethora of mixtapes. 8 is sort of like proto-cloud rap and even people who hate Lil Wayne should look into it since it sounds like nothing else he's done. 7 I have a strong emotional connection to. I lived in New Orleans for four years and grew very fond of the city and its people. I was not around for Katrina, having graduated college about two years prior. Even though I was not there, seeing the aftermath of the storm was difficult for me. Out of all the responses I saw to Katrina, this one I think captured the outrage best. I hate that he couldn't think of a better way to insult George Bush than calling him a girl's name (at best, it's like he's a five-year old on a playground; at worst, he comes off like a misogynist), but I guess the sample he uses justifies it to some extent. Even without the personal connection, Wayne goes HARD here. I know his recent missteps have made him a joke to some people, but few can match his flow on this track.


Atlanta
1. Arrested Development - Tennessee
2. Goodie Mob - Goodie Bag
3. OutKast - The Whole World
4. Big Boi - Shutterbug
5. Killer Mike - Big Beast
6. Lil' Jon and the Eastside Boys - Get Low
7. Ludacris - Southern Hospitality
8. T.I. - What You Know
9. Rick Ross - B.M.F.
10. Waka Flocka Flame - Hard in da Paint
11. Gucci Mane - Bird Flu (Salem Remix)
12. Rich Homie Quan - Type of Way
13. Future - Move that Dope
The present de facto capital of hip hop. 1-3 are indicative of early Atlanta rap's more relaxed and open atmosphere. 2 is a must for Cee-Lo Green fans, or just those interested in soulful hip hop. OutKast is my favorite musical group (only bested by Sun Ra and John Cage overall), so I could easily come up with a top 50 list of just OutKast songs. I won't though, since they are fairly popular on the forum. 3 is not my favorite OutKast song (that would be "Rosa Parks") but it frequently gets ignored since it wasn't on any of their studio albums. It's classic OutKast, with some stellar rapping from a young(ish) Killer Mike. 4-5 are probably well-known around these parts, but warrant mentions anyway. 6-7 are representative of the call-and-response technique found in black churches popping up in hip hop. Avoid both if you hate fun. 8-13 are here to broadly showcase modern, trap-influenced Atlanta hip hop. T.I. is essentially the style's originator, and 8 is him taking his trap stylings to the mainstream with great effect. 9 is from Miami, but (like almost all modern rappers) fits in seamlessly with the Atlanta style. 11 is a remix by witchhouse group Salem that somehow makes Gucci sound even more Southern (despite Salem being from Michigan). 12-13 are recent favorites of mine.


Other Southern
1. David Banner - Cadillac on '22s
2. Big K.R.I.T. - Return of 4eva
3. Rae Sremmurd - No Flex Zone
4. Little Brother - Still Lives Though
5. Nappy Roots - Awnaw
6. CunninLynguists - Mic Like a Memory
7. CunninLynguists - Beautiful Girl
8. Jay-Z - Big Pimpin'
A grab bag from Mississippi to North Carolina to Kentucky to New York (!). 1 is a must for those that only know Banner for his party songs. He says he can't do songs like this more often because they don't sell. 2 is an up-and-comer who is well-known in rap circles but has yet to breakthrough to the mainstream, even though he was expected to by now. 3 was one of last year's biggest rap hits, and one I adore. 4 is recommended for those who want some good lyricism and a certain sense of social or political engagement in their hip hop. It's crazy underrated. 5 bites OutKast's style pretty hard at times, but it's good all the same. Just one more group OutKast fans can enjoy. 6-7 are a case of good music, bad name. Despite the schoolyard pun, the group evolved into some of the more clever lyricists in music. I find it odd that jazz rap never took hold in the South (seeing as how that's where jazz originally came from), but CunninLynguists provide the occasional template for it. 8 is a 1999 track from Jay-Z that has him shrewdly getting on board with two of the trends that dominated mainstream music in the 2000s: Southern hip hop and Timbaland beats. Jay becomes an afterthought in his own track, with UGK's Bun B. and Pimp C. turning in verses significantly better than his own and Timbaland offering up one of his most iconic productions.

That's it for me. My fear now is that I'll forget all the non-Southern hip hop I like when it comes time to submit a list.
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Jeff wrote:I'm going to have a go at this. I hope it's not too long. I'm doing songs, rather than albums. My recommendations focus specifically on Southern hip hop since I am not seeing the region as well-represented as the coasts thus far. (Midwest hip hop will need to find another champion I guess.) I think that Southern hip hop tends to have much stronger production than East Coast and West Coast hip hop. Not saying those sounds have not produced some great music (certainly they have), just that they can get a bit bland in a way Southern hip hop beats do not. Granted, Southern rap has some dicey lyrics, but I prefer beats anyway. Lest anyone accuse me of having a regional bias, I'm from California. 8-)

I have divided it up by cities. The numbers do not indicate a ranking. They just make it easier for me to refer to the tracks in my descriptions without taking up too much space.

Miami
1. 2 Live Crew - 2 Live Is What We Are (word)
2. Quad City DJ's - Come On and Ride It (the Train)
3. Quad City DJ's - Space Jam
Honestly, most of the Miami Bass stuff doesn't mean too much to me. I see it as akin to early electro: important, but not particularly good. That said, 2 Live Crew can turn in some good beats. Likewise, Quad City DJ's were kind of great, even if they were only around for a year or so.

Houston
1. Geto Boys - Mind Playing Tricks On Me
2. Scarface - I See a Man Die
3. Eightball and MJG - Space Age Pimpin'
4. UGK - Murder
5. UGK - Int'l Player's Anthem (I Choose You)
6. Big Mike - Having Thangs
7. Big Moe - City of Syrup
8. DJ Screw - 3 N the Mornin
After Miami, Houston was the next Southern city to attract national attention. 1-2 represent the city's more gangsta rap proclivities. These aren't celebrations though; more like stark examinations of the ramifications of the lifestyle. 3-7 are mostly about either pimping or lean and are more characteristic of the Houston sound. 5 is one of my absolute favorite songs, with UGK joined by OutKast with production by DJ Paul and Juicy J of Three-Six Mafia. 7 is one of the most upbeat rap songs out there. DJ Screw deserves a shoutout since he defined the Houston sound more than anyone else, but it's difficult to isolate individual tracks from his mixes. 8 is the one I'll pick.


Memphis
1. Three-Six Mafia - Mystic Stylez
2. Three-Six Mafia - Stay Fly
3. Koopster Knicca - Stash Pot
4. Kingpin Skinny Pimp - Ya'll Ain't No Killaz
5. Project Pat - Choices
6. Al Kapone - Sinsta Funk
7. Graveyard Productions - No One Can Save You
8. Spaceghostpurrp - The Black God
9. Starlito & Don Trip - Pray for Me
10. Starlito & Don Trip - Leash on Life
Hip hop turns to the dark side. If you were offended by some of dd Future's shtick, turn away. However, if you do you will miss out on some of the absolute best productions in hip hop. Three-Six Mafia deserve special notice for having female members (La Chat and Gangster Boo, the latter probably familiar to Run the Jewels fans), a rarity among hip hop collectives. "Da Summer" can make for a nice alternative if 1-2 aren't doing anything for you, being a more chill affair. 1-5 are all associated with DJ Paul and Juicy J's Three-Six Mafia, who dominate Memphis rap to such an extent that it can be difficult to find the stuff that they didn't produce. 6-7 are some examples of non-Three-Six Memphis rap (though some poorly-researched corners of the internet credit DJ Paul for producing 7, but they're wrong). 8 is from Miami, but carries on the Memphis sound. 9 and 10 make for nice palate cleansers if it gets too bleak for you, but "bleak" is a relative term. In any event, Starlito & Don Trip are more prone to reflection and social commentary and have a fondness of violins.


New Orleans
1. DJ Jubilee - Get Ready, Ready!
2. Ricky B - Shake fo Ya Hood
3. UNLV - Local 580
4. Juvenile - Back that Azz Up
5. Juvenile - Ha
6. Mystikal - Shake Ya Ass
7. Lil Wayne - Georgia Bush
8. Lil Wayne - I Feel Like Dying
1-3 are examples of bounce, a high energy style of hip hop that emerged from New Orleans. 1-2 are both good, clean fun (well, 2 uses some variant of "fuck" every-other word, but is otherwise not graphic in the least). They both fill me with pure joy when I hear them. 3 takes bounce into darker territory (the acronym stands for Uptown Niggas Livin Violently, in case you want an indicator of what you're in for). 3-5 are produced by Mannie Fresh, who is basically the Dr. Dre of New Orleans. I go back and forth on whether I prefer 4 or 5, so try both! 5 features a (very) young Lil Wayne and an off-kilter verse from Mannie himself. Mystikal barks as much as he raps, but it works either way. I assume some familiarity with Lil Wayne's hits, so 7-8 highlight stuff from his plethora of mixtapes. 8 is sort of like proto-cloud rap and even people who hate Lil Wayne should look into it since it sounds like nothing else he's done. 7 I have a strong emotional connection to. I lived in New Orleans for four years and grew very fond of the city and its people. I was not around for Katrina, having graduated college about two years prior. Even though I was not there, seeing the aftermath of the storm was difficult for me. Out of all the responses I saw to Katrina, this one I think captured the outrage best. I hate that he couldn't think of a better way to insult George Bush than calling him a girl's name (at best, it's like he's a five-year old on a playground; at worst, he comes off like a misogynist), but I guess the sample he uses justifies it to some extent. Even without the personal connection, Wayne goes HARD here. I know his recent missteps have made him a joke to some people, but few can match his flow on this track.


Atlanta
1. Arrested Development - Tennessee
2. Goodie Mob - Goodie Bag
3. OutKast - The Whole World
4. Big Boi - Shutterbug
5. Killer Mike - Big Beast
6. Lil' Jon and the Eastside Boys - Get Low
7. Ludacris - Southern Hospitality
8. T.I. - What You Know
9. Rick Ross - B.M.F.
10. Waka Flocka Flame - Hard in da Paint
11. Gucci Mane - Bird Flu (Salem Remix)
12. Rich Homie Quan - Type of Way
13. Future - Move that Dope
The present de facto capital of hip hop. 1-3 are indicative of early Atlanta rap's more relaxed and open atmosphere. 2 is a must for Cee-Lo Green fans, or just those interested in soulful hip hop. OutKast is my favorite musical group (only bested by Sun Ra and John Cage overall), so I could easily come up with a top 50 list of just OutKast songs. I won't though, since they are fairly popular on the forum. 3 is not my favorite OutKast song (that would be "Rosa Parks") but it frequently gets ignored since it wasn't on any of their studio albums. It's classic OutKast, with some stellar rapping from a young(ish) Killer Mike. 4-5 are probably well-known around these parts, but warrant mentions anyway. 6-7 are representative of the call-and-response technique found in black churches popping up in hip hop. Avoid both if you hate fun. 8-13 are here to broadly showcase modern, trap-influenced Atlanta hip hop. T.I. is essentially the style's originator, and 8 is him taking his trap stylings to the mainstream with great effect. 9 is from Miami, but (like almost all modern rappers) fits in seamlessly with the Atlanta style. 11 is a remix by witchhouse group Salem that somehow makes Gucci sound even more Southern (despite Salem being from Michigan). 12-13 are recent favorites of mine.


Other Southern
1. David Banner - Cadillac on '22s
2. Big K.R.I.T. - Return of 4eva
3. Rae Sremmurd - No Flex Zone
4. Little Brother - Still Lives Though
5. Nappy Roots - Awnaw
6. CunninLynguists - Mic Like a Memory
7. CunninLynguists - Beautiful Girl
8. Jay-Z - Big Pimpin'
A grab bag from Mississippi to North Carolina to Kentucky to New York (!). 1 is a must for those that only know Banner for his party songs. He says he can't do songs like this more often because they don't sell. 2 is an up-and-comer who is well-known in rap circles but has yet to breakthrough to the mainstream, even though he was expected to by now. 3 was one of last year's biggest rap hits, and one I adore. 4 is recommended for those who want some good lyricism and a certain sense of social or political engagement in their hip hop. It's crazy underrated. 5 bites OutKast's style pretty hard at times, but it's good all the same. Just one more group OutKast fans can enjoy. 6-7 are a case of good music, bad name. Despite the schoolyard pun, the group evolved into some of the more clever lyricists in music. I find it odd that jazz rap never took hold in the South (seeing as how that's where jazz originally came from), but CunninLynguists provide the occasional template for it. 8 is a 1999 track from Jay-Z that has him shrewdly getting on board with two of the trends that dominated mainstream music in the 2000s: Southern hip hop and Timbaland beats. Jay becomes an afterthought in his own track, with UGK's Bun B. and Pimp C. turning in verses significantly better than his own and Timbaland offering up one of his most iconic productions.

That's it for me. My fear now is that I'll forget all the non-Southern hip hop I like when it comes time to submit a list.
Nothing can be longer than my lists. :mrgreen: Anyway great contribution. Thanks
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GucciLittlePiggy wrote:
phil wrote:
PlasticRam wrote:I think there's more rapping on Gorillaz albums than 808s and Heartbreak, so that's why I'm definitely including them.

A good way of determining eligibility could be is there hip hop or rap mentioned on RYM including the subgenres. 808s and Heartbreak does have pop rap mentioned.
I'm far from the best person to determine whether something should be hip hop/rap or not. But I think if we are to progress to a poll we do need an agreed authoritative source. I agree that the best source (at least that I've seen) is RYM. I'd suggest using primary genres only as a guide though. For albums it often means a single song will be within that genre. And for songs, you'd have ones like Beck's "Loser" being included as Hip Hop - which while has Hip Hop elements, it isn't the foundation for the song. And surely including something like "Loser" in a Hip Hop poll defeats the point a bit.

Additionally, I saw some earlier discussion on whether Trip-Hop should be included. I'd propose that here we stick to the RYM definition again which puts Trip Hop in as a subgenre of Electronic, rather than Hip Hop.

What do others think? Should we stick with RYM definitions or is there somewhere else to help us work out eligibility?

P.S. I've been eagerly making my way through many of the playlists above, so thanks to all that have helped me explore the genre.
I agree with using RYM as a guide for what is hip hop or not, as I was thinking about this myself. As far as trip hop goes, I say we oughtn't include it. I was initially leaning toward including it but I realized that a great many songs in the genre just don't "feel hip hop" to me. I know a vague feeling probably isn't good for determining if the genre is eligible or not but I think a lot of people would agree with me. I think it would just raise too many debates if we included it.
You know, when the poll was initially brought up in the all-time songs poll results, people started asking how we should define hip-hop, and ultimately Listyguy said that it should be up to each participant to decide whether the song or album he includes is hip-hop or not; no matter what, if too many people disagree, it wouldn't end up in the final results anyway since nobody else were going to vote for it. When I asked about trip-hop, it was just to get a general idea of whether other people were going to vote for the genre; not to start again a debate on whether it should be forbidden or not. I've checked the RYM primary genres to see if I would agree with them as the definitive source, and guess what, I don't. I was fine with the initial idea that people had a free choice, the raising of some prohibitions has cooled me down greatly.

So, I was indeed going to put some tracks by Massive Attack, Tricky, Gorillaz, Beck, Rage Against the Machine, Red Hot Chili Peppers, The Last Poets, Gil Scott-Heron or Malcolm McLaren in my eventual list. Tracks like "Buffalo Gals", "Give It Away" or "Clint Eastwood" apparently pass the test because the singles feature "hip-hop" or something that ends with "rap" as primary genres, but "The Revolution Will Not Be Televised", "Loser", "Where It's At" or The Last Poets' "Mean Machine" don't. And I'm not even talking about the albums... In these conditions I guess I'll just have to cancel my contribution to this poll. It's getting way too restrictive.
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just discovered: Racionais MC's. Don't understand the lyrics, but the beats are funky as hell. 2 CD's
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My son is not as interested in music as he is in comedy and he introduced me to L'il Dicky (David Burd) last night and it was very entertaining.
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