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Top Hip Hop Albums of 1998
Kevin Tic Robinson "PlayWitchaMama"
The list author says: "The year of the label takeovers and powerhouses!! Hip Hop became very popular and sales were going up in big numbers starting around this year. Let's see the best of the best..."
It's Dark And Hell Is Hot
"May be the best album of '98! Great debut from Darkman X. Lyrics- B+ Production- A-"
"One of the top 5 best albums from that year and one of the best double cd's put together. Lyrics- B+ Production- B+"
"Some say this is their best album but either way it is great. Lyrics- A- Production- B+"
"Took a long time but well worth the wait! Classic! Lyrics- A- Production- B"
"This is Quik's Stillmatic and Blueprint! The comback to classic form and a new hunger. Lyrics- B Production- A-"
Moment Of Truth [Explicit]
"Nothing but the truth! One of rap music's most consistant grps. Lyrics- B Production- A-"
"Lyrics- B- Production- A-"
"Good debut from one of the originals in this rap ish! Real soulful smooth album. Lyrics- B Production- B-"
Now Or Never
"Tela left Suave House and this is his debut on RAL records. To me this is his best album. Lyrics- B Production- B"
Shut 'Em Down
"Any onyx fan should rank this album highly. Lyrics- B+ Production- B"
"One of the most lyrical out of the No Limit camp, he had a east coast flow that went good with those Beats By The Pound production. Lyrics- B Production- B+"
A S.W.A.T Healin' Ritual
"This is some different hip hop right here something fresh.... Lyrics- B- Production- B"
"He never topped this album, it is the best one he ever released. Lyrics- C+ Production- B+"
Vol. 2, Hard Knock Life
"The album that shot Jay-Z into the limelight, one of his most popular and best selling cd's. Lyrics- B+ Production- B"
"No Limit and Def Jam ran this rap ish for '98! This is the super album that we knew E.Sermon,Redman,and Keith Murray could make. Lyrics- B- Production- B+"
Da Good Da Bad & Da Ugly
"Bushwick is missing but DMG and other RAL guest fill in well. Lyrics- B+ Production- B-"
There's One in Every Family
"Another good No Limit rapper and album...I really still enjoy this album. Lyrics- B- Production- B+"
Doc's Da Name 2000
"One of Red's best albums! Fresh new sound and some hunger! Lyrics- B Production- B-"
Mos Def & Talib
"Kickin knowledge, a must have album! Mos Def and Talib Kweli only grp album. Lyrics- A Production- C+"
"My 2nd fav Twista album in which he brings his homies for the ride. And they can hold their own on the mic also. Lyrics- B- Production- B"
Retaliation Revenge & Get Back
"Daz long delayed Deathrow debut album, well worth the wait! Lyrics- C+ Production- B+"
"The album that started the rise of Cash Money and the fall of No limit! A whole different sound coming out the N.O. Lyrics- C Production- B+"
"God bless the dead...one of the bright points of rap music right here. Lyrics- A Production- C+"
War & Peace Vol. 1 (The War Disc) [EXPLICIT LYRICS]
"A lot of people down this album a lot hold this album up, I think this is a good one. Lyrics- B Production- C+"
"Not a Scarface solo it is a compliation of all types of different artists showing Face some love. Double cd of dopeness! Guest- B+ Production- B-"
"A must have. Especially for fans of southern lyricism and style of rap. Lyrics- B Production- B-"
Flesh of My Flesh, Blood of My Blood
"DMX was the 1st rapper to drop two no.1 albums in the same. Lyrics- B Production- B"
Life Or Death
"With a name like C Murder it is hard to take him serious but this is a seriously dope album. Every album after this from him was not on this level. Lyrics- C+ Production- B+"
"Lyrics- B Production- B"
My Balls & My Word
"98 was No Limits last real good quality run, this is one of those gems. Lyrics- B- Production- B"
Am I My Brother's Keeper
"Lyrics- B Production- B-"
Element of Surprise
"Dope double cd!! Lyrics- C+ Production- B"
"A darker 2nd album and their last good one. Lyrics- C+ Production- B-"
Cypress Hill IV
"To me this is their 3rd best album. The beats are so crisp, dope guest, and B Real and Sen Dog kickin that ish! Lyrics- C+ Production- B"
Kuruption! Bi-Coastal Edition Volumes l & ll
"Nice debut. Lyrics- B Production- B-"
"The welcomed return of Grand Puba, this is one of thier best albums. Lyrics- B Production- C+"
In the Line of Fire
"His best album and the only album you really need to hear from him. Lyrics- B Production- C+"
"His 1st real mainstream sounding album but still remains true. Lyrics- B- Production- C+"
First Family 4 Life
"MOP are those str8 up hardcore cats outta Brownsville, Brooklyn. Pure g-ish right here."
"Lyrics- C Production- B-"
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