Born in 1982, lived in Baltimore, MD or the surrounding area all my life. I have over 1,300 hip-hop cd's, around 75 alternative cd's, and about 40 R&B/Motown/Oldies cd's as well as over 400 movies, miniseries, and TV shows (as of October, 2011).
It's been 2 years and 2 months since Nas last was part of an album, and 4 years since his last solo album and he returns here with his 11th solo effort. Though not quite as good as his last 2 (they were some of his better works to be fair, and his best 2 since back in `01), it's still a very good album and definitely worth having. This is the 14th album I have that Nas is a part of, and would say it's deserving of 4 stars. Here is how I'd rank it compared to the other albums I have that he's a part of:
1994 --- Illmatic -- 4.5 stars 7/96 --- It Was Written --- 4.5 stars 4/99 --- I Am... --- 4.5/5 stars 11/99 --- Nastradamus --- 4 stars 12/01 --- Stillmatic… Read more
It's been 3 years since the super-group of four of the best emcee's out there in the 2000's got together and put out there near-classic debut group album, and about a year and a half since they followed that up with a short teaser, 6 song solid EP. Once again they come together and give you some real hip-hop with real lyrical content to listen to. Though not as good as their debut group album it is still solid and 4, maybe 4.5 star material. I have over 30 albums between the four members that they are part of: 13 with Royce, 12 with Budden, 6 with Crooked, and 5 with Ortiz, and many of them are classics or near classic albums, not one is at all anywhere close to being bad or even… Read more
It's been 2 years and 4 months since Obie dropped his last album, and he returns here with his 4th solo (that I know of, not counting any mixtapes that he may have put out), and yet again he is on point. I'd say this one is a solid 4.5 star effort, and as usual his flow, delivery, and lyrics as sharp and on point. Here is where I'd rate this alongside his 3 other, very good solo's that he's put out since he came in the rap scene almost 10 years ago now:
This is a list of my top 50 albums from 1999, remember these are only albums that I own. I tried to put them in the best order I could but there's alot of albums and it's hard to put them in an exact order. I did add 2 non-rap albums that I liked and thought deserved to be in here. I'd say the&hellip Read more