Today’s rap music would not exist if not for albums like these
1.Wu-Tang Clan – 36 Chambers
Every member was great. RZA on the beats with the other members showing their
skill on the mic. The album has no cons. It set a standard for rap that not been seen.
No group can ever duplicate the Wu Tang style- no one has come close. It also helped
launch the Wu Tang solo albums.
“Protect Ya Neck”
“Can It Be All So Simple”
“Bring da Ruckus”
2. A Tribe Called Quest – Midnight Marauders
Tribe’s third album continues to show off the ability to create fun songs with laid back
vibes. They still show material that is new, matured and has even greater production value.
Every Tribe Called Quest album is worth many listens, including Midnight Marauders.
“Oh My God”
3. Snoop Dogg – Doggystyle
Doggystyle is easily a West Coast G Funk rap staple. With Dre beats, Snoop Dogg’s debut album makes a nonstop
rap funk listening experience. Snoop shows his skill in Doggystyle. It launches him to superstar
status. The haunting hooks mixed with Snoop’s sharp fluid delivery made the gagsta rap sound more accessible then ever.
“Who Am I (What’s My Name)?”
“Gin and Juice”
“Doggy Dogg World”
4. De La Soul – Bulhoone Mindstate
De La Soul’s third album shows how the have progressed and matured as a trio. They mix things up, while still containing the music that fans had grown to love. By Buhloone Mindstate they had mastered
the soul they always has had.
“Ego Trippin’ (Part Two)”
Souls of Mischief – 93 ’til Infinity
Masta Ace – Slaughtahouse
KRS-One – Return of the Boom Bap