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Madvillain
Madvillain Madvillainy Stones Throw • 2004

The album takes you away on a journey thru unconquered paradises 'to a land of milk and honey with the swirls where reckless naked girls get necklaces and pearls' Doom’s lyricism has never been tighter than on this album.

POSTED 03|21|2004
Apache
Apache Apache Ain't Shit Tommy Boy • 1991

One of the less famous albums that are issued on Tommy Boy, although it has sick rhymes, ill sex vocabulary and the craziest, funkiest beats, laced by the most talented beat smiths of the early 90’s. A Flavor Unit classic.

POSTED 03|08|2004
The UMC's
The UMC's Fruits Of Nature Wild Pitch • 1991

Listening to the album is like riding on a roller-coast: rollin drums, quick rhymes and short songs take you to the end in one motion. But it will have you reaching for the 'rewind'- button, because this album is good, real good.

POSTED 03|07|2004
Master Ace
Master Ace Take A Look Around Cold Chillin • 1990

Social activism, party and battle rhymes are the main ingredients of this album. Therefore, it pretty much shows us all aspects of hip-hop lyricism. Add the funky Marley Marl production to it, and you’ll gather this album is essential.

POSTED 03|06|2004
VA
VA Okayplayer Vol 1: True Notes Okayplayer / MCA • 2004

Okayplayer equals quality, so I was immediately excited for this compilation. The first song 'KO Player': BANG, another Madlib superproduction, no need to question who’s gonna win The Source Award for Best Producer this year.

POSTED 03|06|2004
Jay Dee
Jay Dee Ruff Draft EP Mummy • 2003

It’s thuggish, on the edge of commercial but at the same time with so much class, craftsmanship and street credibility that I want this in the clubs instead of all the fake-ass bullshit I’m hearing lately. 'For the DJ’s who play that real live shit'

POSTED 03|06|2004
King Tee
King Tee Act A Fool Capitol • 1988

This album is 100% non-bullshit, genuine rap music about havin fun, chasin girls and having a drink or two. And oh yeah, if you want to make fun of your mother-in-law just check out the skit! Wesssside!!

POSTED 03|05|2004
MF Doom
MF Doom Operation Doomsday Subverse / Metal Face • 2001

This comeback is a blessing for hip-hop purists: while listening to the LP you enter an imaginary world thru old SF-movie skits, comic book references, 80s soul, jazz standards and fairytale-like beats.

POSTED 03|03|2004
Ahmad
Ahmad Ahmad Giant • 1994

This album is a West Coast classic, bringing the Californian summer straight into your room. Not long after the release Ahmad was dropped by his label, and after almost ten years of silence Ahmad returned on the scene with his group 4th Avenue Jones.

POSTED 03|01|2004
Ras Kass
Ras Kass Soul On Ice Priority • 1996

A strong mix of conscious, smart lyrics with a sharp sense of humour and psychedelic, sunset beats is the recipe of the LP. Ras Kass’ lyricism is unbeatable, droppin crazy punch lines and ill rhyme schemes, his lyrics alone make this one a classic.

POSTED 03|01|2004
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