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Top 5 fav. underground albums

just.might.b.ok
just.might.b.ok Members Posts: 6,766 ✭✭✭✭✭
edited February 2011 in The Essence
1. Never Better - P.o.s.
2. Deltron 3030 - Del Tha Funkee Homosapien
3. A Piece Of Strange - CunninLynguists
4. Die, Rugged Man, Die - R.A. The Rugged Man
5. Death Is Certain - Royce Da 5'9''
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  • Kame
    Kame Members Posts: 24,246 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited November 2010
    look at my avi, thats all you need
  • rip.dilla
    rip.dilla ... push up the fader... bust the meter... shake the tweeter Members Posts: 17,412 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited November 2010
    Slum Village/Fantstic Vol. 2

    Rawkus Soundbombing 2

    Slum Village/Fantastic Vol. 1

    J Dilla/Donuts

    Madvillain/Madvillainy
  • just.might.b.ok
    just.might.b.ok Members Posts: 6,766 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited November 2010
    look at my avi, thats all you need

    🤬 forgot about Blu, make, it would tie with #1
  • RuffDraft
    RuffDraft Members, Writer Posts: 4,753 ✭✭✭✭
    edited November 2010
    rip.dilla wrote: »
    Slum Village/Fantstic Vol. 2

    Rawkus Soundbombing 2

    Slum Village/Fantastic Vol. 1

    J Dilla/Donuts

    Madvillain/Madvillainy

    lol @ yours being dominated by Dilla haha

    Mine in no order:

    Masta Ace - A Long Hot Summer - Best concept album I've ever had the pleasure of listening to.
    CYNE - Evolution Fight - Possibly the album that shaped my thoughts the most through my studies... incredible introspect on this album and great questions about learning more rather than spitting knowledge, spitting questions, dope.
    k-os - Joyful Rebellion - He produced most of this album as well as creating tracks about himself that were so insightful and relevant, I always think this is so overlooked.
    Reflection Eternal - A Train of Thought - Classic beats, classic raps. The one underground album that many already know along with Mos Def's and a few others from Rawkus.
    The Foreign Exchange - Connected - Mature raps about life and love, produced incredibly by Nicolay, a crossover classic.

    Something like that anyways, these are by no means the best underground albums though, can't overlook so many great albums, these are just personal favourites.

    1. Never Better - P.o.s.
    2. Deltron 3030 - Del Tha Funkee Homosapien
    3. A Piece Of Strange - CunninLynguists
    4. Die, Rugged Man, Die - R.A. The Rugged Man
    5. Death Is Certain - Royce Da 5'9''

    Nice to see P.O.S being up there :tu That Del album is a popular choice too. A Piece of Strange has my favourite track of quite some years in 'The Gates':

    look at my avi, thats all you need

    Great album, but Fashawn's is better IMO. Exile is too dope.
  • backpackingrapper
    backpackingrapper Members Posts: 181
    edited November 2010
    Pink Lava Lamp- Love that 🤬 album
  • thingsfallapart
    thingsfallapart Members Posts: 43
    edited November 2010
    look at my avi, thats all you need

    Agreed.

    I'll go ahead and throw in My Vinyl Weighs a Ton by Peanut Butter Wolf.
  • RuffDraft
    RuffDraft Members, Writer Posts: 4,753 ✭✭✭✭
    edited November 2010
    Pink Lava Lamp- Love that 🤬 album
    Agreed.

    I'll go ahead and throw in My Vinyl Weighs a Ton by Peanut Butter Wolf.

    Two albums I've slept on, props.
  • rip.dilla
    rip.dilla ... push up the fader... bust the meter... shake the tweeter Members Posts: 17,412 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited November 2010
    @ 'Draft cosign Train Of Thought and A Long Hot Summer
  • RuffDraft
    RuffDraft Members, Writer Posts: 4,753 ✭✭✭✭
    edited November 2010
    rip.dilla wrote: »
    @ 'Draft cosign Train Of Thought and A Long Hot Summer

    A Long Hot Summer is a classic, I don't get how he crafted such a great story of the course of the whole album, the skits are genius and still make me laugh all these years later.
  • RuffDraft
    RuffDraft Members, Writer Posts: 4,753 ✭✭✭✭
    edited November 2010
    Production on this is nice....

    Liking the album so far :tu
  • rip.dilla
    rip.dilla ... push up the fader... bust the meter... shake the tweeter Members Posts: 17,412 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited November 2010
    RuffDraft wrote: »
    A Long Hot Summer is a classic, I don't get how he crafted such a great story of the course of the whole album, the skits are genius and still make me laugh all these years later.

    My all time fave Masta Ace track...

    I've tried getting this album again... but it looks outta circulation and its freaking expensive gettin it online

    I'll get it again... 🤬 it
  • RuffDraft
    RuffDraft Members, Writer Posts: 4,753 ✭✭✭✭
    edited November 2010
    rip.dilla wrote: »

    My all time fave Masta Ace track...

    I've tried getting this album again... but it looks outta circulation and its freaking expensive gettin it online

    I'll get it again... 🤬 it

    Top post :tu

    Seriously? I got my copy, I like the album 'cos it's paper back type, Masta Ace is too dope, I think he's one of the most complete emcees. I don't think any album has took me to the Hood like he has, the Beautiful intro is nice... I think the skits really set it off.... can't say that about many albums really...
  • ninjasenses
    ninjasenses Members Posts: 157
    edited November 2010
    1. Deltron 3030 **Fav album of all time
    2. atmosphere - overcast
    3. dj shadow - in tune on time
    4. crown city rockers - earthtones
    5. nujabes - modal soul

    mentionables:
    cage - hells winter
    murs - 316
    sole- bottle of humans
    blueprint - sign language
    cunninglinguists - a piece of stracnge
    cyne - pretty dark things
    immortal techinique - revolutionary vol 2
    one be lo - sonogram
    POS - never better
    little brother - chittlen circuit
    omega watts - the find
    sole - bottle of humans
    zion-i - mind over matter
    aesop rock - daylight

    too hard to narrow down
  • ninjasenses
    ninjasenses Members Posts: 157
    edited November 2010
    RuffDraft wrote: »
    lol @ yours being dominated by Dilla haha

    Mine in no order:

    Masta Ace - A Long Hot Summer - Best concept album I've ever had the pleasure of listening to.

    even over deltron?! I havent heard this album but 🤬 ill havbe to download now...
  • RuffDraft
    RuffDraft Members, Writer Posts: 4,753 ✭✭✭✭
    edited November 2010
    1. Deltron 3030 **Fav album of all time
    2. atmosphere - overcast
    3. dj shadow - in tune on time
    4. crown city rockers - earthtones
    5. nujabes - modal soul

    mentionables:
    cage - hells winter
    murs - 316
    sole- bottle of humans
    blueprint - sign language
    cunninglinguists - a piece of stracnge
    cyne - pretty dark things
    immortal techinique - revolutionary vol 2
    one be lo - sonogram
    POS - never better
    little brother - chittlen circuit
    omega watts - the find
    sole - bottle of humans
    zion-i - mind over matter
    aesop rock - daylight

    too hard to narrow down

    It's funny to see P.O.S on so many lists as mentionable or top 5, album was great but it's not long since been released, be interesting if this becomes an underground classic in the years to come where posters reflect on a slept on album; I think P.O.S has a lot of great qualities, can't wait for his next release.

    Pretty Dark Things over Evolution Fight?!

    Also, wasn't Daylight an EP? The title track is unreal production wise.

    Interesting pick for your favourite Atmosphere album and it's so damn hard to name my favourite Nujabes album, I think Metaphorical music has the better tracks but it's a lesser album than Modal Soul.
    even over deltron?! I havent heard this album but 🤬 ill havbe to download now...

    Yes, over Deltron, although this track is epic:

    How have you missed A Long Hot Summer? That album was all over allhiphop in 2004, I think it was.

    Man, I envy you. You got a great listen ahead of you.
  • skeep
    skeep Members Posts: 298
    edited November 2010
    Impossible for me to name 5. Too many great albums.

    Masta Ace- Disposable Arts
    Brother Ali- US
    Illus- Feel Good Music
    Blu- Below the Heavens
    Die Rugged Man Die
    🤬 Devel Hills by Ill Bill

    Maaaaan that's not even teh beginning...Blackalicious- Blazing Arrow, Freddie Foxxx the Knoexion...too many too many!
  • RuffDraft
    RuffDraft Members, Writer Posts: 4,753 ✭✭✭✭
    edited November 2010
    skeep wrote: »
    Impossible for me to name 5. Too many great albums.

    Masta Ace- Disposable Arts
    Brother Ali- US
    Illus- Feel Good Music
    Blu- Below the Heavens
    Die Rugged Man Die
    🤬 Devel Hills by Ill Bill

    Maaaaan that's not even teh beginning...Blackalicious- Blazing Arrow, Freddie Foxxx the Knoexion...too many too many!

    Feel Good Music is in your top 5 ever?? Wow.

    Below the Heavens and Disposable Arts are nice choices, no space for A Long Hot Summer or Boy Meets World (I felt this more than Blu's collab with Exile, Fashawn brought it).
  • minnesota_slick
    minnesota_slick Members Posts: 7
    edited November 2010
    Berner & Messy Marv - Blow 1 & 2
    San Quinn - From A Boy To A Man
    Paradime - 11 Steps Down
    Atmosphere - 🤬 Loves Ugly
    Cormega - The Realness
  • minnesota_slick
    minnesota_slick Members Posts: 7
    edited November 2010
    Masta Ace - DA should be up there too
  • RuffDraft
    RuffDraft Members, Writer Posts: 4,753 ✭✭✭✭
    edited November 2010
    Berner & Messy Marv - Blow 1 & 2
    San Quinn - From A Boy To A Man
    Paradime - 11 Steps Down
    Atmosphere - 🤬 Loves Ugly
    Cormega - The Realness

    Never listened to Paradime, San Quinne or Berner & Messy Marv, let us know some tracks to check out if you have the time :tu
  • ty the great
    ty the great Members Posts: 162
    edited December 2010
    Atmosphere - You Can't IMagine How Much Fun We're Having
    Atmosphere - When Life Gives You Lemons
    CunninLynguists - A Piece of Strange
    Cage - Hell's Winter
    Madvillain - Madvillainy
  • RuffDraft
    RuffDraft Members, Writer Posts: 4,753 ✭✭✭✭
    edited December 2010
    Atmosphere - You Can't IMagine How Much Fun We're Having
    Atmosphere - When Life Gives You Lemons
    CunninLynguists - A Piece of Strange
    Cage - Hell's Winter
    Madvillain - Madvillainy

    Nice list, When Life Gives You Lemons was such a great album, kinda got some bad press by fans at the time over at UGHH, but definitely undeserved. If Celph didn't open up for you, then it's clear to see Slug did. Yesterday is one of my favourite tracks of theirs. Overall, a great album. The others you posted are dope too. Never got into Hell's Winter like others did though.
  • rip.dilla
    rip.dilla ... push up the fader... bust the meter... shake the tweeter Members Posts: 17,412 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited December 2010
    I'll give my list of my personal top 5 indie albums 2010 when the year runs out
  • RuffDraft
    RuffDraft Members, Writer Posts: 4,753 ✭✭✭✭
    edited December 2010
    rip.dilla wrote: »
    I'll give my list of my personal top 5 indie albums 2010 when the year runs out

    I'll post the thread up now, isn't far off the end of the year. We'll see who gets the most votes.
  • rip.dilla
    rip.dilla ... push up the fader... bust the meter... shake the tweeter Members Posts: 17,412 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited December 2010
    RuffDraft wrote: »
    I'll post the thread up now, isn't far off the end of the year. We'll see who gets the most votes.

    Cool.. .