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Best Underground Album of 2009??

ambiguous1
ambiguous1 Members Posts: 1,166 ✭✭
edited July 2010 in The Essence
What up ya'll.... Got to love the underground Essence section

what you all think was the best underground release of 2009?

Couple come to mine

Brother Ali - Us
P.O.S. - Never Better
Felt - Felt 3
Cage - Depart From Me
Slaughterhouse's album
Classified - Self Explanatory


Probably gotta go with Us or Never better myself
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Comments

  • traestar
    traestar Atlantic City, NJMembers Posts: 6,030 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited December 2009
    Add:
    Paten Locke- Super Ramen Rocketship
    Dj Spinna- Sonic Smash
    Crown City Rockers- The Day After Forever
    Jay Are- The 1960's Jazz Revolution Again
    Lushlife- Cassette City
    Diamond District- In the Ruff

    The one's I can think on the top of my head
  • traestar
    traestar Atlantic City, NJMembers Posts: 6,030 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited December 2009
    Us was pretty good!

    But right now I can't think of my #1 but the ones on the list are very good!
  • Illseed
    Illseed Banned Users Posts: 7
    edited December 2009
    Nobody liked MF Doom. He's gonna show up on the AHH Year in Review, which drops this week
  • ambiguous1
    ambiguous1 Members Posts: 1,166 ✭✭
    edited December 2009
    Illseed wrote: »
    Nobody liked MF Doom. He's gonna show up on the AHH Year in Review, which drops this week

    Cant lie i've been sleeping on Doom as of late

    that fake show 🤬 can turn a fan off
  • The Illest Corpse
    The Illest Corpse Members Posts: 402
    edited December 2009
    Brother Ali?

    Take your 🤬 made ass the 🤬 out of this forum. Seriously pack your 🤬 and roll brah, new rules, new day. GET the 🤬 out of here.
  • traestar
    traestar Atlantic City, NJMembers Posts: 6,030 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited December 2009
    Brother Ali?

    Take your 🤬 made ass the 🤬 out of this forum. Seriously pack your 🤬 and roll brah, new rules, new day. GET the 🤬 out of here.

    🤬 what

    "Us" was good, you pack yo packs bruh
  • ambiguous1
    ambiguous1 Members Posts: 1,166 ✭✭
    edited December 2009
    Brother Ali?

    Take your 🤬 made ass the 🤬 out of this forum. Seriously pack your 🤬 and roll brah, new rules, new day. GET the 🤬 out of here.

    U do know the essence is to discuss underground rappers right?

    Who you got in the underground that has put out as good of a body of work as Ali and is as dope as him on the mic as of late??
  • supertitan
    supertitan Members Posts: 140 ✭✭
    edited January 2010
    Torae & Marco Polo - Double Barrel
    Classified - Self Explanatory
    KRS-One & Buckshot - Survival Skills
    Cormega - Born and Raised
    Masta Ace & Edo G. - Arts & Entertainment
    La Coka Nostra - A Brand You Can Trust
    Reks - More Grey Hairs
    Blaq Poet - The Blaqprint
    M.O.P - The Foundation
    Tragedy Khadafi & Trez - Lethal Weapon
    Dead Prez - Pulse of the People: Turn Off the Radio Vol. 3
    Amadeus the Stampede - House of Broken Mirrors
    Scanz - The Basement Chronicle
  • 3rd Eye Vision
    3rd Eye Vision Members Posts: 36
    edited January 2010
    Dead Prez-Pulse of the People
  • emaculate
    emaculate Members Posts: 554 ✭✭✭✭
    edited January 2010
    traestar wrote: »
    🤬 what

    "Us" was good, you pack yo packs bruh

    we hatin' already? its 2010 yall haha
    but w/e, im on sum 🤬 most 🤬 wouldnt feel anyway
    slaughterhouse was mad ill tho and heard that cormega was dope
    fashwan 🤬 was illl too
  • traestar
    traestar Atlantic City, NJMembers Posts: 6,030 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited January 2010
    emaculate wrote: »
    we hatin' already? its 2010 yall haha
    but w/e, im on sum 🤬 most 🤬 wouldnt feel anyway
    slaughterhouse was mad ill tho and heard that cormega was dope
    fashwan 🤬 was illl too

    Fashawn- Boy Meets World is definitely on my list right now
    I'm 🤬 with that album man, alot of nice tracks on there!!
  • RuffDraft
    RuffDraft Members, Writer Posts: 4,753 ✭✭✭✭
    edited January 2010
    My top picks would have to be:

    P.O.S - Never Better
    K-os - Yes!
    Kid Cudi - Man on the Moon
    K'Naan - Troubadour
    Jazz Liberatorz - Fruit of the Past
    Fashawn - Boy Meets World
    CYNE - Water for Mars
    Cradle Orchestra - Velvet Ballads
    Slaughterhouse - Slaughterhouse
    Blame One - Days Chasing Days

    ----

    My favourite from my favourites would either be:

    k-os' - Yes! album, which I think is a true return to form for him... if his form ever slipped! With a lot of party tracks, it's definitely an album not to be missed but also for it's depth in beat selection and lyrics. I think k-os is one of the artists of the past decade and I think he definitely saw it out with class.

    Or

    Fashawn - 'Boy Meets World' which I think simply excels as one of the more complete albums of the year. He has a good ear for beats and made a smart move aligning himself with Exile. I think it's a great album and one that may be reflected on in a few years with admiration. Hopefully more rappers will continue to work more closely with their producers creating more cohesive albums, if we look back over the past few years, when this has happened, we've always received great albums. There's a reason why groups have such longevity too with CunninLynguists KNO to LB and 9th when he was with them...

    For the purposes of the thread however, I gotta go with k-os' Yes! release. He's a genius to me and definitely one of my favourite artists and I can think of no album that I've played more this year.
  • thisisonesix
    thisisonesix Members Posts: 78
    edited January 2010
    Mos Def - Ecstatic
    Q-tip - The Renaissance
  • BoSoxbytch
    BoSoxbytch Members Posts: 2
    edited January 2010
    SLAUGHTERHOUSE was ill
  • t. webb
    t. webb Members Posts: 2,737 ✭✭✭
    edited January 2010
    Skyzoo - The Salvation, hands down.
  • mattik
    mattik Members Posts: 226
    edited January 2010
    nobody in here heard "my soul to keep" by sha stimuli???

    after that album, i'd give raekwon #2 and fashawn #3.
  • Triple B's
    Triple B's Members Posts: 1,609 ✭✭✭✭
    edited January 2010
    That Slaughterhouse album was one of the best of 2009 period
  • skeep
    skeep Members Posts: 298
    edited January 2010
    Brother Ali?

    Take your 🤬 made ass the 🤬 out of this forum. Seriously pack your 🤬 and roll brah, new rules, new day. GET the 🤬 out of here.

    🤬 that BROTHER ALI is the TRUTH!!!!!!!
  • ninefiveninesix
    ninefiveninesix Members Posts: 72
    edited January 2010
    t. webb wrote: »
    Skyzoo - The Salvation, hands down.

    cosign......Corner Store Classic and Cloud 9 are a couple of years old, but they might be even a little better than the Salvation
  • vageneral08
    vageneral08 Fuck how ya feel Members Posts: 19,536 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited January 2010
    Trife Diesel- Better Late Than Never.....🤬 is fire ya'll should check that out
  • E-Loc805
    E-Loc805 Members Posts: 2
    edited January 2010
    Fashawn- Boy Meets World

    Wale- Attention Deficit

    Mos Def- The Ecstatic
  • t-money
    t-money Members Posts: 1
    edited January 2010
    Curren$y - This Aint no Mixtape

    yall must be sleeping cuz kno 1 said his name...
  • psymonfenix
    psymonfenix Members Posts: 8
    edited January 2010
    Charles Hamilton
  • nephewblaqfan
    nephewblaqfan Members Posts: 1
    edited March 2010
    joe budden-escape route
    nephewblaq-sponsored by the streetz 2
  • TaylorGangMade
    TaylorGangMade Members Posts: 22
    edited March 2010
    Slaughterhouse
    Curren$y - This Ain't No Mixtape
    Charles Hamilton - This Perfect Life
    Joe Budden - Escape Route
    Wiz Khalifa - Deal Or No Deal