Category Archives: TOP FAVORITE ALBUMS

FAVOURITE HIP-HOP ALBUMS – 2007

FAVOURITE HIP-HOP ALBUMS – 2007
 
FOREWORD: Beginning in 1988, these yearly hip-hop charts rank my favorite albums bought or serviced during each calendar year.
 
   
 1. KANYE WEST
      Graduation
 
 2. BROTHER ALI
       The Undisputed Truth
 
 3. GHOSTFACE KILLAH
       The Big Doe Rehab
 
 4. UGK
       Underground Kingz
 
 5. TALIB KWELI
       Eardrum
 
 6. JAY-Z
       American Gangster
 
 7. PHAROAHE MONCH
       Desire
 
 8. WU-TANG CLAN
        8 Diagrams
 
 9. 50 CENT
       Curtis
 
10. NORTHERN STATE
        Can I Keep This Pen?

FAVOURITE HIP-HOP ALBUMS – 2006

FAVOURITE HIP-HOP ALBUMS – 2006
 
FOREWORD: Beginning in 1988, these yearly hip-hop charts rank my favorite albums bought or serviced during each calendar year.
 
   
 1. GHOSTFACE KILLAH
      Fishscale
 
 2. ROOTS
       Game Theory
 
 3. THE COUP
       Pick A Bigger Weapon
 
 4. LUPE FIASCO
       Food & Liquor
 
 5. T.I.
       King
 
 6. SPANK ROCK
       Yoyoyoyoyo

FAVOURITE HIP-HOP ALBUMS – 2005

FAVOURITE HIP-HOP ALBUMS – 2005
 
FOREWORD: Beginning in 1988, these yearly hip-hop charts rank my favorite albums bought or serviced during each calendar year.
 
   
 1. KANYE WEST
      Late Registration
 
 2. PERCEPTIONISTS
       Perceptionists
 
 3. 50 CENT
       The Massacre
 
 4. DANGER DOOM
        The Mouse And The Mask
 
 5. THE GAME
       The Documentary
 
 6. HEIRUSPECS
       A Tiger Dancing
 
 7. LUDACRIS
       The Red Light District
 
 8. SAGE FRANCIS
       A Healthy Distrust
 
 9. DALEK
       Absence
 
10. YING YANG TWINS
         My Brother & Me

FAVOURITE HIP-HOP ALBUMS – 2004

FAVOURITE HIP-HOP ALBUMS – 2004
 
FOREWORD: Beginning in 1988, these yearly hip-hop charts rank my favorite albums bought or serviced during each calendar year.
 
   
 1. KANYE WEST
      The College Dropout
 
 2. TALIB KWELI
       The Beautiful Struggle
 
 3. MADVILLAIN
       Madvillainy
 
 4. MOS DEF
       The New Danger
 
 5. CEE-LO
       Cee-Lo Green…Is The Soul Machine
 
 6. MF DOOM
       Mm…Food
 
 7. GHOSTFACE
       The Pretty Toney Album
 
 8. PETE ROCK
       Soul Survivor II
 
 9. ROOTS
       The Tipping Point
 
10. NORTHERN STATE
        All City
 
11. MISSY ELLIOTT
       This Is Not A Test!
 
12. LIL JON & THE EAST SIDE BOYZ
        Crunk Juice
 
13. WILEY
        Treadin’ On Thin Ice
 
14. DILATED PEOPLES
        Neighborhood Watch
 
15. EYEDEA & ABILITIES
        E & A
 
16. YOUNG BUCK
        The Hood

FAVOURITE HIP-HOP ALBUMS – 2003

FAVOURITE HIP-HOP ALBUMS – 2003
 
FOREWORD: Beginning in 1988, these yearly hip-hop charts rank my favorite albums bought or serviced during each calendar year.
 
   
 1. LYRICS BORN
      Later that Day
 
 2. 50 CENT
       Get Rich Or Die Tryin’
 
 3. VIKTOR VAUGHN
       Vaudeville Villain
 
 4. JAY-Z
       The Black Album
 
 5. BUUBA SPARXXX
       Deliverance
 
 6. PANJABI MC
       Beware
 
 7. FREEWAY
       Philadelphia Freeway
 
 8. NAS
       God’s Son
 
 9. MISSY ELLIOTT
       Under Construction
 
10. PRINCE PAUL
        Politics Of The Business
 
11. LIL JON & THE EAST SIDE BOYZ
       Kings Of Crunk
 
12. ILL KIDD
       Ill Kidd
 
13. CHINGY
        Jackpot
14. LIFESAVAS
         Spirit In Stone
 
15. OBIE TRICE
        Cheers

FAVOURITE HIP-HOP ALBUMS – 2002

FAVOURITE HIP-HOP ALBUMS – 2002
 
FOREWORD: Beginning in 1988, these yearly hip-hop charts rank my favorite albums bought or serviced during each calendar year.
 
   
 1. ROOTS
       Phrenology
 
 2. ANTIPOP CONSORTIUM
       Arrythmia
 
 3. SCARFACE
       The Fix
 
 4. EL-P
       Fantastic Damage
 
 5. JURRASIC 5
       Power In Numbers
 
 6. MR. LIF
       I Phantom
 
 7. JAY-Z
       The Blueprint 2: The Gift & the Curse
 
 8. NORTHERN STATE
       Dying In Stereo
 
 9. CEE-LO GREEN
       Cee-Lo Green And His Imperfections
 
10. MC PAUL BARMAN
        Paullelujah!
 
11. NAS
       Stillmatic
 
12. CLIPSE
        Lord Willin’
 
13. NAPPY ROOTS
        Watermelon, Chicken & Gritz
 
14. G. DEP
        Child Of The Ghetto
 
15. NELLY
        Nellyville
 
16. MR. LIF
        Emergency Rations
 
17. DALEK
        From the Filthy Tongue Of Gods And Griots
 
18. PRINCESS SUPERSTAR
        Princess Superstar Is
 
19. J-LIVE
        All Of The Above

FAVOURITE HIP-HOP ALBUMS – 2001

FAVOURITE HIP-HOP ALBUMS – 2001
 
FOREWORD: Beginning in 1988, these yearly hip-hop charts rank my favorite albums bought or serviced during each calendar year.
 
   
 1. CANNIBAL OX
      The Cold Vein
 
 2. JAY-Z
       The Blueprint
 
 3. ATMOSPHERE
       Lucy Ford: The Atmosphere EP’s
 
 4. DE LA SOUL
       AOI: Bionix
 
 5. FABOLOUS
       Ghetto Fabolous
 
 6. WU-TANG CLAN
       The W
 
 7. DMX
       The Great Depression
 
 8. MISSY ELLIOTT
       …So Addictive
 
 9. LUDACRIS
       Word Of Mouf
 
10. GHOSTFACE KILLAH
        Bulletproof Wallets
 
11. Q-TIP
       Amplified
 
12. OUTKAST
        Big Boi & Dre Present…
 
13. THE COUP
        Party Music
 
14. KURUPT
        Space Boogie: Smoke Oddessey
 
15. SNOOP DOGGY DOG
        The Last Meal
 
16. SMUT PEDDLERS
        Porn Again

FAVOURITE HIP-HOP ALBUMS – 2000

FAVOURITE HIP-HOP ALBUMS – 2000
 
FOREWORD: Beginning in 1988, these yearly hip-hop charts rank my favorite albums bought or serviced during each calendar year.
 
   
 1. OUTKAST
      Stankonia
 
 2. BLACKALICIOUS
       Nia
 
 3. DEL THE FUNKY HOMOSAPIEN
       Both Sides Of The Brain
 
 4. DEAD PREZ
       Let’s Get Free
 
 5. GHOSTFACE KILLAH
       Supreme Clientele
 
 6. TALIB KWELI & HI TEK
       Reflection Eternal
 
 7. DR. DRE
       Chronic 2001
 
 8. DMX
       And Then There Was X
 
 9. JURRASIC 5
       Quality Control
 
10. JAY-Z
        Vol. 3: Life And Times Of S. Carter
 
11. MC PAUL BARMAN
       It’s Very Stimulating
 
12. DE LA SOUL
        Art Official Intelligence: Mosaic Thump
 
13. REDMAN
        Doc’ Da Name
 
14. OL’ DIRTY BASTARD
        Nigga Please
 
15. NELLY
        Country Grammer
 
16. PHAROAHE MONCH
        Internal Affairs
 
17. BEANIE SIGEL
        The Truth
 
18. JUVENILE
        The G-Code
 
19. JUNGLE BROTHERS
        V.I.P.
 
20. RAEKWON
         Immobilarity
 
21. SLUM VILLAGE
        Fantastic Volume 2
 
22. BONE THUGS-N-HARMONY
         BTNHRESURRECTION

FAVOURITE HIP-HOP ALBUMS – 1999

FAVOURITE HIP-HOP ALBUMS – 1999
 
FOREWORD: Beginning in 1988, these yearly hip-hop charts rank my favorite albums bought or serviced during each calendar year.
 
   
 1. ROOTS
       Things Fall Apart
 
 2. PRINCE PAUL
       Prince Among Thieves
 
 3. MOS DEF
       Black On Both Sides
 
 4. HANDSOME BOY MODELING SCHOOL
       So…How’s Your Girl?
 
 5. METHOD MAN & REDMAN
       Blackout!
 
 6. KOOL KEITH
       Black Elvis / Lost In Space
 
 7. GOODIE MOB
       World Party
 
 8. DR. DOOOM
       First Come…First Served
 
 9. JAY-Z
       Vol.  2: Hard Knock Life
 
10. MISSY ELLIOTT
        Da Real World
 
11. MOBB DEEP
       Murda Musik
 
12. X-ECUTIONERS
        X-Pressions
 
13. EVE
        Let There Be Eve
 
14. ARSONISTS
        As The World Burns

FAVOURITE HIP-HOP ALBUMS – 1998

FAVOURITE HIP-HOP ALBUMS – 1998
 
FOREWORD: Beginning in 1988, these yearly hip-hop charts rank my favorite albums bought or serviced during each calendar year.
 
   
 1. OUTKAST
      Aquamini
 
 2. MOS DEF & TALIB KWELI
       Black Star
 
 3. DMX
       It’s Dark And Hell Is Hot
 
 4. BIG PUN
       Capital Punishment
 
 5. REDMAN
       Doc’s Da Name 2000
 
 6. GOODIE MOB
       Still Standing
 
 7. THE LOX
       Money Power & Respect
 
 8. NOREAGA
       N.O.R.E.
 
 9. CANIBUS
       Can-I-Bus
 
10. KILLAH PRIEST
        Heavy Mental
 
11. CAPPADONNA
       The Pillage
 
12. WITCHDOCTOR
        A S.W.A.T. Healin’ Ritual
 
13. BUSTA RHYMES
        Extinction Level Event
 

FAVOURITE HIP-HOP ALBUMS – 1997

FAVOURITE HIP-HOP ALBUMS – 1997
 
FOREWORD: Beginning in 1988, these yearly hip-hop charts rank my favorite albums bought or serviced during each calendar year.
 
   
 1. NOTORIOUS B.I.G.
       Life After Death
 
 2. DR. OCTAGON
       Dr. Octagonecologyst
 
 3. MUGGS PRESENTS… THE SOUL ASSASSINS
       Chapter 1
 
 4. TIMBALAND & MAGOO
       Welcome To Our World
 
 5. MISSY ELLIOTT
       Supa Dupa Fly
 
 6. BUSTA RHYMES
       When Disaster Strikes
 
 7. RAKIM
       The 18th Letter
 
 8. WU-TANG CLAN
       Wu-Tang Forever

FAVOURITE HIP-HOP ALBUMS – 1996

FAVOURITE HIP-HOP ALBUMS – 1996
 
FOREWORD: Beginning in 1988, these yearly hip-hop charts rank my favorite albums bought or serviced during each calendar year.
 
   
 1. GHOSTFACE KILLAH
      Ironman
 
 2. NAS
       It Was Written
 
 3. ROOTS
       Illadelphia Halflife
 
 4. SADAT X
       Wild Cowboys
 
 5. E-40
       In A Major Way
 
 6.  A TRIBE CALLED QUEST
        Beats Rhymes And Life
 
 7. JERU THE DAMAJA
       Wrath Of The Math
 
 8. GENIUS / GZA
       Liquid Swords
 
 9. CAPLETON
       Prophesy
 
10. LIL’ KIM
        Hardcore
 
11. BONE THUGS-N-HARMONY
       E. 1999 Eternal
 
12. ERICK SERMON
        Double Or Nothing
 
13. LOST BOYZ
        Legal Drug Money
 
14. MASTER P
        Ice Cream Man
 
15. QUAD CITY DJ’S
        Get On Up And Dance
 
16. THA DOGG POUND
        Dogg Food
 
17. ONYX
        All We Got Iz Us
 
18. DJ KOOL
        Let Me Clear My Throat EP
 
19. JAY-Z FEATURING FOXXY BROWN
        Ain’t No Nigga / Dead Presidents EP