Best Hip-Hop album of 1996? AEOM? RD? IWW?

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edited August 2011 in The Face Off Forum
All Eyez On Me
Favorite single: How Do U Want It?
Favorite album cut: Can't C Me
Favorite guest appearance: Redman on Got My Mind Made Up
Interesting stats/facts: AEOM was certified 5x platinum within two months of it's release date, and since it was a double-disc LP, it served as the first two albums out of his three album contractual obligation.

Reasonable Doubt
Favorite single: Can't Knock The Hustle
Favorite album cut: Can't Knock The Hustle (Fools Paradise Remix)
Favorite guest appearance: Sauce Money on Bring It On
Interesting facts/stats: Reasonable Doubt peaked at #23 upon it's release, and a concert for Reasonable Doubt took place on it's tenth anniversary.

It Was Written
Favorite single: If I Ruled The World (Imagine That)
Favorite album cut: I Gave You Power
Favorite guest appearance: Prodigy on Live Nigga Rap
Interesting stats/facts: Nas was almost broke between Illmatic and IWW, so he hired Steve Stoute as his manager, who convinced Nas to take a more commercial approach with It Was Written.

Don Killuminati: The 7 Day Theory
Favorite single: Toss It Up
Favorite album cut: Blasphemy
Favorite guest appearance: Young Noble on Just Like Daddy
Interesting facts/stats: The second half of the album's title alludes to how long it took for the album to be completed, 20 songs were recorded during the process, but only 12 made the final product.

Favorite single: Elevators (Me & You)
Favorite album cut: Millennium
Favorite guest appearance: N/A
Interesting facts/stats: It peaked at #2 and reached platinum status in 1998.

Hell On Earth
Favorite single: Hell On Earth
Favorite album cut: Still Shinin
Favorite guest appearance: Nas on Give It Up Fast
Interesting facts/stats: Hell on Earth contains the track In The Long Run, which can only be unlocked with the use of a computer, In The Long Run touches on the beef/altercation between Prodigy and Keith Murray.

The Score
Favorite single: Ready Or Not
Favorite album cut: Fu-Gee-La (Sly & Robbie Mix)
Favorite guest appearance: John Forte on Fu-Gee-La (Sly & Robbie Mix)
Interesting facts/stats: The Score sold over 14 million units worldwide, and The Fugees won a Grammy Award for Best R&B Performance by Duo or group for Killing Me Softly.

Favorite single: Motherless Child
Favorite album cut: Camay
Favorite guest appearance: Cappadonna on Winter Warz
Interesting facts/stats: Raekwon was featured on 12 of the 16 tracks on Ironman, 12 out of 17 if you want to the include the track The Soul Controller that was removed from later pressings due to sample clearance.

Legal Drug Money
Favorite single: Renee
Favorite album cut: Channel Zero
Favorite guest appearance: N/A
Interesting stats/facts: Legal Drug Money peaked at #6, and was certified Gold within 9 weeks of it's release.

So what is your favorite album from this year? discuss.

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