Complex - The Best Rap Albums of the '80s (2017)

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Complex - The Best Rap Albums of the '80s (2017)

Postby mowino » Mon Nov 13, 2017 11:03 am

http://www.complex.com/music/50-greates ... ums-1980s/

Oct 25 2017

50. Run-D.M.C., King of Rock (1985)
49. DJ Jazzy Jeff & The Fresh Prince, He's The DJ, I'm The Rapper (1988)
48. Kurtis Blow, Kurtis Blow (1984)
47. Just Ice, Kool & Deadly (1987)
46. Nice & Smooth, Nice & Smooth (1989)
45. Various Artists, Wild Style Soundtrack (1983)
44. Jungle Brothers, Done By the Forces of Nature (1989)
43. Too $hort, Life Is...Too Short (1988)
42. Fat Boys, Fat Boys (1984)
41. Kool Moe Dee, How Ya Like Me Now? (1987)
40. MC Shan, Down By Law (1987)
39. Treacherous Three, Treacherous Three (1984)
38. Queen Latifah, All Hail the Queen (1989)
37. Run-D.M.C., Run-D.M.C. (1984)
36. Schoolly D, Saturday Night: The Album (1987)
35. Stetsasonic, In Full Gear (1988)
34. Special Ed Youngest In Charge (1989)
33. Public Enemy, Yo! Bum Rush the Show (1987)
32. Ice-T, Power (1988)
31. Salt-n-Pepa, Hot, Cool and Vicious (1986)
30. MC Lyte, Lyte as a Rock (1988)
29. Marley Marl, In Control Volume 1 (1988)
28. LL Cool J, Radio (1985)
27. Eazy-E, Eazy-Duz-It (1988)
26. 2 Live Crew, Is What We Are (1986)
25. Big Daddy Kane, It's a Big Daddy Thing (1989)
24. Boogie Down Productions, By All Means Necessary (1988)
23. EPMD, Unfinished Business (1989)
22. 3rd Bass, The Cactus Album (1989)
21. Kool G Rap & DJ Polo, Road to the Riches (1989)
20. Whodini Escape (1984)
19. Geto Boys, Grip It! On That Other Level (1989)
18. Eric B. & Rakim, Follow the Leader (1988)
17. Beastie Boys, Paul's Boutique (1989)
16. Jungle Brothers, Straight Out the Jungle (1988)
15. The D.O.C., No One Can Do It Better (1989)
14. Biz Markie, Goin Off (1988)
13. Too $hort, Born to Mack (1987)
12. Ultramagnetic MC's, Critical Beatdown (1988)
11. LL Cool J, BAD: Bigger and Deffer (1987)
10. EPMD, Strictly Business (1988)
8. De La Soul, Three Feet High and Rising (1989)
7. Eric B. and Rakim, Paid in Full (1987)
6. Slick Rick, The Great Adventures of Slick Rick (1988)
5. Beastie Boys, Licensed to Ill (1986)
4. Run-D.M.C., Raising Hell (1986)
3. N.W.A, Straight Outta Compton (1988)
2. Public Enemy, It Takes a Nation of Millions to Hold Us Back (1988)
1. Boogie Down Productions, Criminal Minded (1987)

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Re: Complex - The Best Rap Albums of the '80s (2017)

Postby Pierre » Mon Nov 13, 2017 4:16 pm

Added to the lists not decided yet thread. Thanks mowino!

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Re: Complex - The Best Rap Albums of the '80s (2017)

Postby StevieFan13 » Mon Nov 13, 2017 11:54 pm

I think I shared this list before. I've always thought Complex counted as at least strongly rap-inclined, but Henrik has said in the past that since it also covers rock and R&B, the rap-only lists are ineligible.
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Re: Complex - The Best Rap Albums of the '80s (2017)

Postby mowino » Tue Nov 14, 2017 12:00 am

StevieFan13 wrote:I think I shared this list before. I've always thought Complex counted as at least strongly rap-inclined, but Henrik has said in the past that since it also covers rock and R&B, the rap-only lists are ineligible.

That rule applies only for Year End lists I presume. 8-)

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Re: Complex - The Best Rap Albums of the '80s (2017)

Postby StevieFan13 » Tue Nov 14, 2017 12:48 am

mowino wrote:
StevieFan13 wrote:I think I shared this list before. I've always thought Complex counted as at least strongly rap-inclined, but Henrik has said in the past that since it also covers rock and R&B, the rap-only lists are ineligible.

That rule applies only for Year End lists I presume. 8-)

You sure? Genre lists from non-genre sites have been a long-standing issue.
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Re: Complex - The Best Rap Albums of the '80s (2017)

Postby Pierre » Tue Nov 14, 2017 7:13 am

StevieFan13 wrote:
mowino wrote:
StevieFan13 wrote:I think I shared this list before. I've always thought Complex counted as at least strongly rap-inclined, but Henrik has said in the past that since it also covers rock and R&B, the rap-only lists are ineligible.

That rule applies only for Year End lists I presume. 8-)

You sure? Genre lists from non-genre sites have been a long-standing issue.


Indeed, you shared it before (I just checked in the genre album lists from non genre sources thread) but the date for this one according to mowino is Oct 25 2017. Was it updated?

Otherwise, I'm afraid Stevie is right, the rule applies to every lists, not just EOY ones. I believed Complex (which I admit I never use) was a rap website. Errors mine!

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Re: Complex - The Best Rap Albums of the '80s (2017)

Postby mowino » Tue Nov 14, 2017 1:50 pm

Ooh I see

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Re: Complex - The Best Rap Albums of the '80s (2017)

Postby StevieFan13 » Tue Nov 14, 2017 3:04 pm

Pierre wrote:
StevieFan13 wrote:
mowino wrote:That rule applies only for Year End lists I presume. 8-)

You sure? Genre lists from non-genre sites have been a long-standing issue.


Indeed, you shared it before (I just checked in the genre album lists from non genre sources thread) but the date for this one according to mowino is Oct 25 2017. Was it updated?

Otherwise, I'm afraid Stevie is right, the rule applies to every lists, not just EOY ones. I believed Complex (which I admit I never use) was a rap website. Errors mine!

Looks about the same to me. Did I also transcribe it?
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Re: Complex - The Best Rap Albums of the '80s (2017)

Postby StevieFan13 » Tue Nov 14, 2017 3:10 pm

Well fuck me! This one's, as of just now, eligible after all!
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