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100 Best Hip-Hop Albums of the Decade (2000-01)

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With the decade coming to a close, it’s time to highlight the best records in hip-hop. I’ll be running down my choices for the 10 Best Albums of each year until we finally arrive at the Best of ’09 to close things out. I’ll be covering a lot of material so feel free to comment on my picks, as I’m always down for a debate. Click the album covers or names to purchase your copies of albums that will be remembered throughout hip-hop history. Let’s go!

Best Hip-Hop Albums of 2000

1. Ghostface – Supreme Clientele

2. Eminem – The Marshall Mathers LP

3. Outkast – Stankonia

4. Common – Like Water For Chocolate

5. Big L – The Big Picture

6. Reflection Eternal (Talib Kweli & Hi-Tek) – Train of Thought

7. Jurassic 5 – Quality Control

8. Dead Prez – Let’s Get Free

9. Wu-Tang Clan – The W

10. Jedi Mind Tricks – Violent By Design

Honorable Mentions: Big Punisher – Yeeeah Baby, De La Soul – Art Official Intelligence: Mosaic Thump, M.O.P. – Warriorz, Slum Village – The Fantastic Vol. 2

Best Hip-Hop Albums of 2001

1. Jay-Z – Blueprint

2. Nas – Stillmatic

3. Masta Ace – Disposable Arts

4. J-Live – The Best Part

5. Immortal Technique – Revolutionary Vol. 1

6. Ghostface – Bulletproof Wallets

7. Cannibal Ox – The Cold Vein



8. 2Pac – Until The End Of Time

9. Aesop Rock – Labor Days

10. Cormega – The Realness

Honorable Mentions: , 7L & Esoteric – Soul Purpose, Pete Rock – PeteStrumentals, Redman – Malpractice

Stay tuned for my Best Hip-Hop Albums of 2002-3 list coming soon..


Royal Court & Sound Table 6/24/09

Royal Court

Royal Court:

B Is For Bob: How Bob Marley Got Censored For Kids [via Complex]

The 10/10 Club of Rap: Class of ’99 vs Class of ’09 [via TRU]

Tim Burton’s Version of Alice in Wonderland [via Think Common]

Politics As Usual: Iran So Far Away [via HHIR]

Barney Frank Introduces Legislation to Decriminalize Marijuana [via Crooks & Liars by way of Ivan]

Madlib’s 30-Minute Jazz Mix on Gilles Peterson’s Show [via Way More Fresher]

Question In The Form Of An Answer: A Convo With DJ Quik & Kurupt [via Passion of the Weiss]

I Will NEVER Pay $990 For Kanye’s LV Sneakers [via Sneaker Files]



Kenlly from Bound Brook, NJ [inspired by TSS & Hurricane I, I’ll be bringing you local ladies with my Sound Table posts from now on, Enjoy!]

Sound Table:

Dead Prez ft. Bun B – Don’t Hate My Grind [via Yours Truly] (Buy Dead Prez & DJ Green Lanter’s Pulse of the People now)

De La Soul – Stakes Is High Era Rarities 1996-98 [via T.R.O.Y. Blog]

Drake – Think Good Thoughts f. Phonte & Elzhi (prod. 9th Wonder) [via Shake]

The-Dream – Hit It On The Road [via LowKey]

Emilio Rojas – A Million [via eskay] (Rojas’ new mixtape The Natural coming soon! This track won’t be on it, though)

La Coka Nostra ft. Snoop Dogg – Bang Bang [via Dre]

Raekwon ft. Noreaga & Joell Ortiz– Beauty [via thekidLEGEND]


Tuesday: Cop vs. Flop


DJ JS-1 – Ground Original 2: No Sell Out

Dead Prez & DJ Green Lantern – Pulse of the People


U-God – Dopium

Willy Northpole – Tha Connect


Royal Court & Sound Table [Afternoon Edition]


[‘Cause I’m sick of the default Royal Court picture, and I have a link to an article about Bey]

Royal Court:

Hip Hop Genres Explained [via About]

How I Know Perez Hilton Is A Racist [via Byron Crawford]

Top Ten Artists That Will Smack A Blogger [via LowKey]

Ego: Beyonce’s Deconstructive Dick Joke [via No Trivia]


Sound Table:

dead prez ft. Chuck D & Avery Storm – Refuse To Lose [via Splash] (dead prez Pulse of the People drops tomorrow!)’

Maino – Kill You [via TSS] (late pass, I know)

Nas – Film [via Steady Bloggin]


Event Reminder: Brooklyn Hip-Hop Festival 6/18 – 6/21

Brooklyn Hip Hop Festival

From luminary MC’s Notorious B.I.G. & Big Daddy Kane to respected lyricists Jay-ZAZ, FabolousMos Def & Talib Kweli, from underground stalwarts Smif-N-Wessun, M.O.P., Black Moon & Jeru Da Damaja to famous females Lil’ Kim & Foxy Brown, there’s no denying Brooklyn’s impact on hip-hop history.

For the past 4 years, Brooklyn Bodega has celebrated the borough’s musical & cultural influence by hosting the Brooklyn Hip-Hop Festival.  Hit the jump for more details about this year’s Festival.

Continue reading ‘Event Reminder: Brooklyn Hip-Hop Festival 6/18 – 6/21’

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