Hawking back to the shitty radio trend of announcers asking their guests to name the music they’d want to have on hand should they happen to be marooned somewhere with a portable stereo and a power supply. Straight Bangin’ put out the call, and although I initially just dug up my list from last year, the request was for twenty-five long-players, plus a lot can change in a year as far as what’s rockin’. The Godfather Don piece is almost finished (check back tomorrow Illest) but since DP called me out on this I might as well have a swing.
Here’s the Unkut Dot Com affishul 25 picks at this exact moment of time. Not necessarily “the best” rap albums ever but the one’s that I’d need to maintain my sanity in a Lost-type scenario:
Critical Beatdown – Ultramagnetic MC’s
If you don’t own this in some shape or form you suck until further notice.
Criminal Minded – Boogie Down Productions
The Beatles have never sounded this good.
Long Live The Kane – Big Daddy Kane
The reason I keep my fresh cameo cut every day.
Saturday Night – The Album – Schoolly D
Aqua Teen Hunger Force!
The Beatnuts – The Beatnuts
Drink, fuck and smoke some shit.
Return of the Funkyman – Lord Finesse
The one and only Lord of the Underground.
Stunts, Blunts & Hip-Hop – Diamond D
Runaway Slave – Showbiz & AG
45 King would’ve been proud.
Kool & Deadly – Just-Ice
The gulliest rapper ever.
Goin’ Off – Biz Markie
Nobody beats the Biz.
The Infamous – Mobb Deep
Punch you in your face just for living.
The War Report – Capone-N-Noreaga
Tragedy‘s greatest album.
All For One – Brand Nubian
Talk of New York.
Low End Theory – A Tribe Called Quest
Sorry De La, ATCQ won.
Vagina Diner – Akinyele
I luh this fuckin’ record.
Breakin’ Atoms – Main Source
Watch Paul Juice do his thing.
Operation: Doomsday – MF Doom
Anyone that can flip a New Edition loop into something dope is alright in my book.
Ride The Rhythm – Chill Rob G
Still ahead of it’s time.
Kill At Will – Ice Cube
The extended version of “Get Off My Dick and Tell Yo Bitch To Come Here” and “The Product” are Cube’s two finest moments.
Geto Boys – Geto Boys
Church organs, harmonicas and cussin’. All Houston rap should be this good.
Mr. Scarface Is Back – Scarface
The hardest album ever.
Controversy – Willie Dee
Wille D for prez.
Act A Fool – King Tee
I used to wear silver, ’till I was told you aren’t a real b-boy without real gold.
Only Built For Cuban Linx – Raekwon The Chef
Pass the RAGU.
Y2k – Screwball
They shot Rudy. What more do you want?
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