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Best Rap Album Of 1994? (Edited 10/12/10 01:41AM by Jess)
1994 featured some great rap/hip-hop albums.  Everything from Biggie to Nas to Warren G.  In your opinion, which album was the best?
| Closed on 10/12/10 at 01:45AM
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14%a. Nas - Illmatic
28%b. Notorious B.I.G. - Ready to Die
17%c. Outkast - Southernplayalisticadillacmuzik
14%d. Bone Thugs n Harmony - Creepin on ah Come Up
8%e. Warren G - Regulate...G Funk Era
0%f. Redman - Dare Iz a Darkside
3%g. Method Man - Tical
3%h. Scarface - The Diary
0%i. Da Brat - Funkdafied
0%j. Common - Resurrection
14%k. Other

  
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#1 | 1675 days ago

skeelo missed it by just months
Warren G - Regulate...G Funk Era  
#2 | 1675 days ago

Now why does that second one not surprise me?
Notorious B.I.G. - Ready to Die  
#3 | 1675 days ago

I'm sorry, there were some great rap albums that year, but anyone who did not pick Biggie is just wrong. 
Notorious B.I.G. - Ready to Die  
#4 | 1675 days ago

tell em Janet - BROOKLYN IN THE HOUSE!!!!!!
#5 | 1675 days ago

janet011685 wrote:
I'm sorry, there were some great rap albums that year, but anyone who did not pick Biggie is just wrong. 
you definitely right about dat ,,,plus it was like four cds long ..right mine came in a box set
Notorious B.I.G. - Ready to Die  
#6 | 1675 days ago

I have listened to all of the above albums recently and while it's hard to pick one, Illmatic is perhaps the one most tightly conceived and executed albums period, Bob Dylan's, High 61 Revisited,  Marvin's What's Going On?, Miles' Sketches in Spain, a few Beatles Albums, The Smiths Meat is Murder, The Replacements Pleased to Meet Me, Sonic Youth's Daydream Nation, PE's It Takes a Nation of Millions to Hold Us Back, Talking Head's Remain in Light, Curtis Mayfield's Curtis, The Rolling Stones Beggars Banquet, Johnny Cash's Walk the Line, Bob Marley's Burnin', it is as well crafted in form and artistic geometry as those classics.         
Nas - Illmatic  
#7 | 1675 days ago

janet011685 wrote:
I'm sorry, there were some great rap albums that year, but anyone who did not pick Biggie is just wrong. 
not really still suck on PAC to this day 4-Life
Bone Thugs n Harmony - Creepin on ah Come Up  
#8 | 1675 days ago

I can not vote, on the grounds I am totally ignorant on the subject of rap (in any era)
Other  
#9 | 1675 days ago

no PAC so i took bone thugs keepin it thug life 4-life
Bone Thugs n Harmony - Creepin on ah Come Up  
#10 | 1675 days ago

ms_hippie_queen wrote:
skeelo missed it by just months
Word.  I still have that album....somewhere at the rents.  My sister hid it from me years ago when I wouldn't stop playing "I Wish." 
Notorious B.I.G. - Ready to Die  
#11 | 1675 days ago

(Edited by ms_hippie_queen)
jswol54 wrote:
Word.  I still have that album....somewhere at the rents.  My sister hid it from me years ago when I wouldn't stop playing "I Wish." 
hahahaha nice. i felt hid my sister's ace of base when she over played the sign. she hid my skee lo.
i wish i was little bit taller...i wish i was a baller
i wish i had a girl who looked good, i would call her....
Warren G - Regulate...G Funk Era  
#12 | 1675 days ago

Didn't Vanilla Ice, Shaq, and Deion Sanders also release rap albums that year?

I also liked Enter the Wu-Tang (36 Chambers) and "It Takes a Theif" by Coolio.
#13 | 1675 days ago

I know "no good" in rap crap.
Other  
#14 | 1675 days ago

patlw1219 wrote:
not really still suck on PAC to this day 4-Life
Goin', goin'
Back, back
To Cali, Cali

Notorious B.I.G. - Ready to Die  
#15 | 1674 days ago

jswol54 wrote:
Word.  I still have that album....somewhere at the rents.  My sister hid it from me years ago when I wouldn't stop playing "I Wish." 
Haha i love that song!
#16 | 1674 days ago

ms_hippie_queen wrote:
hahahaha nice. i felt hid my sister's ace of base when she over played the sign. she hid my skee lo.
i wish i was little bit taller...i wish i was a baller
i wish i had a girl who looked good, i would call her....
Ace of Base, now that brings back some memories.  My personal favorite by them(yeah, I'm a nerd) was "All That She Wants." 
Notorious B.I.G. - Ready to Die  
#17 | 1674 days ago

came to my mind immidiately after i read the title, before i even clicked to open this up.
Bone Thugs n Harmony - Creepin on ah Come Up  
#18 | 1674 days ago

jswol54 wrote:
Ace of Base, now that brings back some memories.  My personal favorite by them(yeah, I'm a nerd) was "All That She Wants." 
mine was "don't turn around"

if i have either stuck in my head today, i am coming after you, man.
Warren G - Regulate...G Funk Era  
#19 | 1674 days ago

wasn't xzibit's first release in 1996?
Nas - Illmatic  
#20 | 1674 days ago

janet011685 wrote:
I'm sorry, there were some great rap albums that year, but anyone who did not pick Biggie is just wrong. 
It was EXTREMELY close, but I just think Illmatic is the best rap album I've ever heard. Ready to Die is a close second.
Nas - Illmatic  
#21 | 1674 days ago

alainpeartree wrote:
tell em Janet - BROOKLYN IN THE HOUSE!!!!!!
where you livin'? I used to live in Gowanus and Sunset Park.
Nas - Illmatic  
#22 | 1674 days ago

elevenbravo138again wrote:
I have listened to all of the above albums recently and while it's hard to pick one, Illmatic is perhaps the one most tightly conceived and executed albums period, Bob Dylan's, High 61 Revisited,  Marvin's What's Going On?, Miles' Sketches in Spain, a few Beatles Albums, The Smiths Meat is Murder, The Replacements Pleased to Meet Me, Sonic Youth's Daydream Nation, PE's It Takes a Nation of Millions to Hold Us Back, Talking Head's Remain in Light, Curtis Mayfield's Curtis, The Rolling Stones Beggars Banquet, Johnny Cash's Walk the Line, Bob Marley's Burnin', it is as well crafted in form and artistic geometry as those classics.         
I agree with everything you said. Much respect.
Nas - Illmatic  
#23 | 1674 days ago

ms_hippie_queen wrote:
mine was "don't turn around"

if i have either stuck in my head today, i am coming after you, man.
Not sure if this link will work because it's blocked @ work, but this is for you.  Now I'll duck and take cover(in the event it works).

s0.ilike.com/play#Ace+Of+Base:Don%27t+Turn+Around:12027:m15225613
Notorious B.I.G. - Ready to Die  
#24 | 1674 days ago

ary201 wrote:
where you livin'? I used to live in Gowanus and Sunset Park.
East New York & Mill Basin
#25 | 1674 days ago

ary201 wrote:
where you livin'? I used to live in Gowanus and Sunset Park.
nice!
Nas - Illmatic  
#26 | 1674 days ago

jswol54 wrote:
Not sure if this link will work because it's blocked @ work, but this is for you.  Now I'll duck and take cover(in the event it works).

s0.ilike.com/play#Ace+Of+Base:Don%27t+Turn+Around:12027:m15225613

...jerk

...don't turn around cause you're gonna see mah heart breakin...

Warren G - Regulate...G Funk Era  
#27 | 1671 days ago
cubsgirl2 (+)

ohwell_ wrote:
I can not vote, on the grounds I am totally ignorant on the subject of rap (in any era)
 good now I don't feel alone. 
Other  
#28 | 1671 days ago

(Edited by kobe_lova)

the first four were all awesome in the own right, but being from the South, the Outkast album was highly under rated and by far the most creatively sound.  the runner up is Nas!

Outkast - Southernplayalisticadillacmuzik  
#29 | 1671 days ago

janet011685 wrote:
I'm sorry, there were some great rap albums that year, but anyone who did not pick Biggie is just wrong. 
BOOOOOOO!
Outkast - Southernplayalisticadillacmuzik  
#30 | 1671 days ago

cubsgirl2 wrote:
 good now I don't feel alone. 
You should start with a Tupac album
Outkast - Southernplayalisticadillacmuzik  
#31 | 1671 days ago
cubsgirl2 (+)

kobe_lova wrote:
You should start with a Tupac album
 I think i'll stick to music that I dont need  music for dummies to help me out.
Other  
#32 | 1671 days ago

cubsgirl2 wrote:
 I think i'll stick to music that I dont need  music for dummies to help me out.
you would understand Pac...it's not like i said bone (this is another rap group) lol
Outkast - Southernplayalisticadillacmuzik  
#33 | 1671 days ago

 I'll only GO' GO BACK ' BACK '  WITH ' U ' U !!! (EVEN TO MARS)  LMAO  I'm just playin unless ur going to do it??!! 
Bone Thugs n Harmony - Creepin on ah Come Up  
#34 | 1669 days ago

Outkast
Outkast - Southernplayalisticadillacmuzik  
#35 | 1669 days ago

ohwell_ wrote:
I can not vote, on the grounds I am totally ignorant on the subject of rap (in any era)
I agree with you there are no good rap albums,sorry I just dont like it! (The blues aint nuthin but a good man feelin bad!)
Other  
#36 | 1669 days ago

blues6785 wrote:
I agree with you there are no good rap albums,sorry I just dont like it! (The blues aint nuthin but a good man feelin bad!)
Wow! That is just totally ignorant. Your statement is akin to saying that there are no good country or rock albums. Not having an apreciation for a particular artform does not make all of its content bad. 
Nas - Illmatic  
#37 | 1669 days ago

kobe_lova wrote:

the first four were all awesome in the own right, but being from the South, the Outkast album was highly under rated and by far the most creatively sound.  the runner up is Nas!

I love OutKast but truthfully Southernplayalisticadillacmuzik isn't even their best album.
Nas - Illmatic  
#38 | 1669 days ago

(Edited by ojekeme1)
Of this list only three of the albums are universally considered hip hop classics. Ready to Die, as much for the back stories as for the album itself, Southernplayalisticadillacmuzik an album seen as groundbreaking because Outkast dropped an album so unique that it was misunderstood originally and Illmatic. Some may disagree with my exclusion of Common's Resurrection; but besides the underground heads and true hip hop devotees outside of the classic I Used to Love H.E.R. Common's first album while creatively masterfull was less than a commercial success. Illmatic is the album that I can most relate to. It came out shortly after the time that I left NYC, it was during the height of the crack epedemic and was an outbirth of the neo-revolutionary hip hop music of Public Enemy, PRT, X-Clan and others. The streets were crazy and Nas deftly narrated it via his recording; a fact that makes it a hip hop classic.
Nas - Illmatic  
#39 | 1669 days ago

ojekeme1 wrote:
I love OutKast but truthfully Southernplayalisticadillacmuzik isn't even their best album.
it's not their best. but it was the best that year. They only got better, as all artists should.
Outkast - Southernplayalisticadillacmuzik  
#40 | 1669 days ago

kobe_lova wrote:
it's not their best. but it was the best that year. They only got better, as all artists should.
Sorry Ms. Jackson...
Nas - Illmatic  
#41 | 1669 days ago

ojekeme1 wrote:
Sorry Ms. Jackson...
Outkast - Southernplayalisticadillacmuzik  
#42 | 1664 days ago

ms_hippie_queen wrote:
hahahaha nice. i felt hid my sister's ace of base when she over played the sign. she hid my skee lo.
i wish i was little bit taller...i wish i was a baller
i wish i had a girl who looked good, i would call her....
...rabbit in a hat and a '64 Impala
Scarface - The Diary  
#43 | 1664 days ago

I have like 6 of those but to bad Brotha Lynch Hung's "Season of da Siccness" was released in Feb. of 1995...that would be  the winner.  "The Diary" was good stuff
Scarface - The Diary  
#44 | 1664 days ago

Jeru the Damaja - The Sun Rises in the East
Scarface - The Diary  
#45 | 1656 days ago

Tupac - Thuglife and The Bone Thugs and Harmony followed by Warren G - Regulate
 

Bone Thugs n Harmony - Creepin on ah Come Up  
#46 | 1649 days ago

Nothin' But Some Original G-Funk To Unwind Your Mind...
Warren G - Regulate...G Funk Era  
#47 | 1649 days ago

patlw1219 wrote:
 I'll only GO' GO BACK ' BACK '  WITH ' U ' U !!! (EVEN TO MARS)  LMAO  I'm just playin unless ur going to do it??!! 
tupac 4 sho

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