In 2011, we polled the greatest rap music of all time. Enter the Wu-Tang, Mind Playing Tricks on Me and Lemme Smang It won. But now seems like a good time to try it again, this time a decade at a time.
So let’s start with a nominations thread. Anyone can nominate 30 songs or albums. Obviously the idea of what a song or an album, or even the genre is has broken down a lot in the past decade and I think it would lead to a better discussion to be inclusive of that. If you think a YouTube hit or an obscure mixtape deserves to be included, then go for it. Instrumentals too. It has to feel hip hop though - it has also been a decade of pop stars rapping or working with big name producers - let’s leave that stuff elsewhere.
Nominations will last 3 weeks until 4th July. Voting will be 50 songs/albums each.
― a hoy hoy, Saturday, 13 June 2020 07:50 (four weeks ago) link
Oops I changed my mind on nominations date midway through writing the thread*, can a mod change the title to July 4th?
*Having to walk to dog while hungover can lead to disaster
― a hoy hoy, Saturday, 13 June 2020 07:52 (four weeks ago) link
Ok let's start, I'll get a few out of the way. Does Kanye West feel hip hop enough ? ;)
ALBUMS (20/30)A Tribe Called Quest - We got it from Here… Thank You 4 Your serviceLittle Simz - Grey AreaKanye West - My Beautiful Dark Twisted FantasyKendrick Lamar - Section.80Kendrick Lamar - good kid, m.A.A.d cityKendrick Lamar - To Pimp a ButterflyDanny Brown - Atrocity ExhibitionFreddie Gibbs & Madlib - PiñataCunninLynguists - OneirologyAesop Rock - SkelethonAesop Rock - The Impossible KidBig Boi - Sir Lucious Left Foot: The Son of Chico DustyChance the Rapper - Acid RapThe Roots - undunA$AP Rocky - LiveLoveA$APYoung Thug - JefferyMilo - So the Flies Don't ComeBig K.R.I.T. - K.R.I.T Wuz HereSaba - Care for MeKate Tempest - Let Them Eat Chaos
TRACKS (25/30)Kendrick Lamar - Cartoon + CerealKendrick Lamar - HiiiPoWeRKanye West - Blood on the LeavesMadlib & Freddie Gibbs - ThugginMadlib & Freddie Gibbs - Deep
― Nabozo, Saturday, 13 June 2020 13:32 (four weeks ago) link
My knowledge of this decade in particular is superficial af but I'll do my best to throw in a few noms and submit a ballot when the time comes.
― pomenitul, Saturday, 13 June 2020 13:34 (four weeks ago) link
wow my first fp after a mere - checks notes - one nominations
― comparing me to Harold Shipman is unfair (Noodle Vague), Saturday, 13 June 2020 13:35 (four weeks ago) link
Was it the implicit braggadocio?
― pomenitul, Saturday, 13 June 2020 13:38 (four weeks ago) link
I must have nominated something Noodle does not consider hip hop or finds extremely undeserving. I had better hide my future ballot.
― Nabozo, Saturday, 13 June 2020 15:41 (four weeks ago) link
Hmm, on second thought, Kate Tempest is the likely culprit here.
― pomenitul, Saturday, 13 June 2020 15:45 (four weeks ago) link
She doesn't exactly rap, but damn if it does not feel hip hop. It's like excluding Linton Kwesi Johnson from a reggae poll.
― Nabozo, Saturday, 13 June 2020 15:49 (four weeks ago) link
Kate Tempest doesn't feel like music full stop
― comparing me to Harold Shipman is unfair (Noodle Vague), Saturday, 13 June 2020 16:02 (four weeks ago) link
no use complaining, no one is gonna vote for it
― ACABincalifornia (voodoo chili), Saturday, 13 June 2020 17:23 (four weeks ago) link
Launching this thread on the weekend may have not been the smartest idea
― a hoy hoy, Saturday, 13 June 2020 20:54 (four weeks ago) link
Future - PlutoFuture - HonestGucci Mane - Mr Zone 6Gucci Mane - Jewelery SelectionGucci Mane, Future - Free BricksTyler, the Creator - Goblin
would have nommed and voted for 'goblin' but it apparently dropped 6 days too early.
― oscar bravo, Saturday, 13 June 2020 20:59 (four weeks ago) link
ALBUMS (18/30)2 Chainz - Based on a T.R.U StoryRick Ross - Teflon DonRick Ross - God Forgives, I Don'tChief Keef - Finally RichRae Sremmurd - SremmlifeMeek Mill - Dreams and NightmaresSasha GoHard - Do You Know Who I Am?Young Thug - I Came From NothingYoung Thug - I Came From Nothing 2Waka Flocka Flame - FlockaveliWiz Khalifa - Rolling PapersNicki Minaj - Pink Friday:Roman Reloaded
I'm guessing 'Last Train to Paris' and 'Nostalgia,Ultra' don't count as hip hop otherwise i'd have nommed them too.
― oscar bravo, Saturday, 13 June 2020 21:28 (four weeks ago) link
would have nommed and voted for 'goblin' 'bastard' but it apparently dropped 6 days too early.
― oscar bravo, Saturday, 13 June 2020 21:44 (four weeks ago) link
i'm far from knowledgeable about rap music but i may submit noms and perhaps even a ballot for this
will certainly take me some time!
― dyl, Sunday, 14 June 2020 04:09 (three weeks ago) link
Please don’t think you have to be super knowledgeable to participate. Please join in!
― a hoy hoy, Sunday, 14 June 2020 07:57 (three weeks ago) link
Kendrick Lamar - DAMNVince Staples - Summertime '06Earl Sweatshirt - Some Rap SongsTyler The Creator - Flower BoyJJ Doom - Key To The Kuffs
― NAthaniel (cajunsunday), Sunday, 14 June 2020 08:31 (three weeks ago) link
Roy Kinsey - Blackie: A Story by Roy KinseySOB X RBE - GanginYoung Thug - JefferyJ Hus - Common SenseSicko Mobb - Super Saiyan Vol 2.Chance the Rapper - The Big Day
― ufo, Sunday, 14 June 2020 12:35 (three weeks ago) link
DJ Burn One & Starlito - Renaissance Gangster
― a hoy hoy, Sunday, 14 June 2020 19:24 (three weeks ago) link
Also I’m gonna do the previous decades, so Goblin can stay there if that’s when it was released. Tyler released a bunch of things after it worth nominating. For example...
― a hoy hoy, Sunday, 14 June 2020 19:25 (three weeks ago) link
Tyler, the Creater & ASAP Rocky - Potato Salad
― a hoy hoy, Sunday, 14 June 2020 19:26 (three weeks ago) link
Btw everyone has kept up so far but can you keep up with no quotations marks or unnecessary grammar, just Artist - Song/Album please
― a hoy hoy, Sunday, 14 June 2020 19:27 (three weeks ago) link
― oscar bravo, Saturday, 13 June 2020 22:28 (yesterday) bookmarkflaglink
I don’t think I’ve ever listened to the first record (it’s a diddy record, right?) but yeah if you think it yourself, then go with your instinct. Frank definitely is a different genre, even if he’s massively involved with others/influenced people/been influenced
― a hoy hoy, Sunday, 14 June 2020 19:31 (three weeks ago) link
Kamaiyah - A Good Night in the GhettoHimanshu - Nehru JacketsDanny Brown - XXXDanny Brown - OldShabazz Palaces - Black UpShabazz Palaces - Lese MajestyPolo G - Die A LegendAzealia Banks - Broke with Expensive TasteYG - My Krazy LifeBig K.R.I.T. - Return of 4evaMain Attrakionz - 808s & Dark Grapes IIFetty Wap - Fetty WapNoname - TelefoneVince Staples - Big Fish TheoryTree - Sunday School II15/30
― geoffreyess, Sunday, 14 June 2020 19:55 (three weeks ago) link
already feel like this poll will disrespect the goon crew
― ILX’s bad boy (D-40), Sunday, 14 June 2020 20:11 (three weeks ago) link
None of you voted in the first poll, please do in this one! I’m gonna space it out and bug you all and try to not any booius waggers notice it
― a hoy hoy, Sunday, 14 June 2020 20:16 (three weeks ago) link
I'm already dreading the inevitable kanye discourse
― josh az (2011nostalgia), Sunday, 14 June 2020 20:18 (three weeks ago) link
somebody get sisilafami in here
― ACABincalifornia (voodoo chili), Sunday, 14 June 2020 21:09 (three weeks ago) link
Doughboyz Cashout - Mob LifeWaka Flocka Flame - Hard in da PaintSoulja Boy - Zan With That LeanRich Homie Quan - Some Type Of WayTree - Probably Nu ItYoung Thug - Danny GloverQuelle Chris - BuddiesYoung Jeezy - Lose My Mind feat PliesRae Sremmurd - PowerglideDrake - Started from the BottomChief Keef - FanetoMigos - Bad and Boujee feat Lil Uzi VertLil Uzi Vert - XO Tour Llif3Kreayshawn - Gucci GucciFuture - DracoTay-K - The RaceFamous Dex - JapanGucci Mane - Finesse the Plug InterludeGifted Gab - Orange SkylineGoldlink - Crew feat Brent Faiyaz & Shy GlizzyFrench Montana - Unforgettable feat Swae LeeDon Toliver - Mamma MiaKodack Black - Tunnel VisionLil B - The Age of InformationDaddy Dinero - Out the JamKendrick Lamar - Tammy's Song
Young Thug - Barter 6Playboi Carti - Playboi CartiBenny the Butcher - The Plugs I MetBilly Woods - Hiding Places
― rumpy riser (ogmor), Sunday, 14 June 2020 21:28 (three weeks ago) link
Schoolboy Q - Blank FaceSchoolboy Q - Habits & ContradictionsSchoolboy Q - OxymoronJuicy J - Stay Trippy
― calzino, Sunday, 14 June 2020 22:43 (three weeks ago) link
clipping. – There Existed an Addiction to BloodDanny Brown – uknowhatimsayin¿Death Grips – The Money StoreKendrick Lamar – Untitled Unmastered.Mike – May God Bless Your HustlePlayboi Carti – Die LitRun the Jewels – Run the JewelsRun the Jewels – Run the Jewels 2Run the Jewels – Run the Jewels 3Tierra Whack – Whack World
― pomenitul, Sunday, 14 June 2020 23:04 (three weeks ago) link
Buck 20 Brick Boyz - We On LiveRoc Marciano - Ridin' AroundShady - Go InKing L - BarsLil Reese ft. Lil Durk, Fredo Santana - BeefKatie Got Bandz - I Need A HittaZ-Ro - ShingdigGucci Mane - What It's Gonna BeSD - CirclesLil Boosie - Top To The BottomBig Krit ft. 8Ball&MJG, 2 Chainz - Money On The FloorCurren$y ft. Juvenile - B*itch Get UpFiend ft. Curren$y - ChampagneRaekwon - Butter KnivesChief Keef - Love Sosa2 Chainz - Spend ItKiller Mike ft. Bun B, T.I. - Big BeastTrouble - Bussin'
DJ Quik - The Book Of DavidCurren$y - Covert CoupKing Louie - Man Up, Band UpFuture - 56 Nights
― knife sharpening tips (gaudio), Sunday, 14 June 2020 23:59 (three weeks ago) link
Started a playlist. A decent amount of stuff not on Spotify though. I’ve made it collaborative so if you think I’ve missed anything or prefer a remix, feel free to add.
Also one thing I think I should have mentioned. Remixes. I’m gonna count all songs under one umbrella, as to not vote split. But if you would like to promote a remix over the original, go for it. And if there is a prominent remix, I’ll include it in the eventual countdown.
― a hoy hoy, Monday, 15 June 2020 09:38 (three weeks ago) link
WC - That's What I'm Talking AboutKing Louie - Too CoolTyler, The Creator - SandwichesFreeband Gang - Chosen OneRich Kidz ft Waka Flocka Flame - My LifeYoung Thug - Keep In TouchGucci Mane - Making Love To The MoneyGucci Mane - First Song BackMax B - Bring Another OunceTKO Capone - Louis GucciLaws ft Emilio Rojas, Big K.R.I.T - Hold You Down(Remix)Sasha Go Hard - Tatted
why yes i did p much stop listening to new music around 2013, tbh I could quite happily nom and vote for 20 gucci trax
― oscar bravo, Monday, 15 June 2020 17:29 (three weeks ago) link
Big Sean, Jay Electronica & Kendrick Lamar - Control
― a hoy hoy, Monday, 15 June 2020 20:34 (three weeks ago) link
will get some noms in later this week
― ACABincalifornia (voodoo chili), Monday, 15 June 2020 20:38 (three weeks ago) link
A few stray tracks:
Yelawolf - Box Chevy vol. 3 Chief Keef - I Don’t Like (didn’t see it mentioned above)Pink Siifu - Stay Sane
― Mule, Monday, 15 June 2020 21:02 (three weeks ago) link
(Part 3, not Vol. 3)
― Mule, Monday, 15 June 2020 21:06 (three weeks ago) link
Box Chevy pt3 seems to be the only of 7 box Chevys not on Spotify
― a hoy hoy, Tuesday, 16 June 2020 08:19 (three weeks ago) link
It’s on Trunk Muzik, but listed only as «Box Chevy».
― Mule, Tuesday, 16 June 2020 09:17 (three weeks ago) link
Push a T - Daytona
― a hoy hoy, Tuesday, 16 June 2020 15:21 (three weeks ago) link
Pusha T - The Story of Adidon
― a hoy hoy, Tuesday, 16 June 2020 20:30 (three weeks ago) link
TRACKS (14/30)Azalea Banks - 212Big Boi ft. George Clinton, Too Short and Sam Chris - Fo Yo SorrowsDas Racist ft. Lakutis - AmazingDonnie Trumpet & the Social Experiment – Sunday CandyDrake ft. Young Jeezy - UnforgettableHomeboy Sandman ft. J-Live and Kurious - EnoughKendrick Lamar - King KuntaKiller Mike - Willie Burke SherwoodLe!f - WutLil Wayne ft. Cory Gunz – 6 Foot 7 FootNicki Minaj - Girls Fall Like DominoesRae Sremmurd ft. Gucci Mane – Black BeatlesYoung Money - Roger ThatZebra Katz ft. Njena Reddd Foxxx – Ima Read
― A White, White Gay (cryptosicko), Tuesday, 16 June 2020 21:38 (three weeks ago) link
Babyface Ray - The Streets ft. 42 DuggEl Hitta - Aww Yea
― ACABincalifornia (voodoo chili), Wednesday, 17 June 2020 23:21 (three weeks ago) link
Killer Mike - R.A.P. MusicKanye West - Yeezus
― NAthaniel (cajunsunday), Thursday, 18 June 2020 09:29 (three weeks ago) link
TRACKSMigos - VersaceAce Hood - Bugatti ft. Future & Rick RossIsaiah Rashad - Heavenly FatherYoung Thug - StonerSaba - PROM / KINGSada Baby - Bloxk Party ft. DregoDJ Quik - Nobody ft. Suga FreeWaka Flocka Flame - Grove St. PartyPolo G - Deep WoundsMozzy - Sleep Walkin'T.I. - About The Money ft. Young Thug03 Greedo - Never BendCurren$y - Michael KnightDroop-E - N The Traffic ft. Nite Jewel & J StalinKevin Gates - SatellitesFiend - AbsolutelyKing Louie - My Hoes They Do DrugsYG - Twist My FingazShooterGang Kony - CharlieNef The Pharaoh - Big Tymin'
ALBUMSIsaiah Rashad - Cilvia DemoMigos - Young Rich N*ggasBoosie - Life After Deathrow
― ACABincalifornia (voodoo chili), Monday, 22 June 2020 22:15 (two weeks ago) link
Hey everyone, I’ve kind of... had to radically change my whole life in the past week due to coronavirus* so if people wanna keep nominating and bumping this page then great, but I think I’m gonna extend it a bit after the deadline (maybe to the end of July?) so I can do it properly and get everyone involved without also having to stress too much about real life stuff either.
*basically the main way my brick&mortar business made money has closed down and had to start building a fully online business with bills still looming.
― a hoy hoy, Thursday, 25 June 2020 17:21 (two weeks ago) link
oh no I'm so sorry
― Blues Guitar Solo Heatmap (Free Download) (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Thursday, 25 June 2020 17:23 (two weeks ago) link
im sorry, a hoy hoy. wishing the best for you.
― ACABincalifornia (voodoo chili), Thursday, 25 June 2020 17:23 (two weeks ago) link
It’s not actually that bad, it’s just very time consuming and expensive. It is also actually kind of fulfilling, as I have felt in a bit of a rut for the past year and wanted an excuse to push myself to do something new, which this really is.*
*only if it turns out to be successful, if not then fuck it
― a hoy hoy, Thursday, 25 June 2020 17:41 (two weeks ago) link
may flockaveli be a balm in this time
― ACABincalifornia (voodoo chili), Thursday, 25 June 2020 17:42 (two weeks ago) link
a hoy hoy hang tight my friend! sounds exciting. even if it all falls apart you’ll be better for it i bet.
― Li'l Brexit (Tracer Hand), Thursday, 25 June 2020 17:56 (two weeks ago) link
sorry to hear that a hoy hoy hope it all works out soon
will have a proper think thru later but to start...
Danny Brown - The HybridR.A.P. Ferreira - Purple Moonlight PagesE-40 - Revenue Retrievin' Graveyard Shift / Overtime ShiftEarl Sweatshirt - I Don't Like Shit, i Don't Go OutsideGunplay - 601 & SnortKa - Honor Killed the SamuraiLil Herb - Welcome to FazolandChief Keef - Back from the Dead 2
E-40 - Serious ft. T-PainEarl Sweatshirt - Hive ft. Vince Staples & Casey VeggiesKilla Kyleon and Mouse on tha Track - Dick LookGunplay - Bible on tha DashGunplay - Jump Out
― devvvine, Thursday, 25 June 2020 18:04 (two weeks ago) link
Also thanks for for the love guys. The rona changing everything
― a hoy hoy, Thursday, 25 June 2020 19:37 (two weeks ago) link
That sucks Sam, big time. Hope you get the time to find a way out, sending good vibes.
― Scampidocio (Le Bateau Ivre), Thursday, 25 June 2020 20:08 (two weeks ago) link
Dave - Psychodrama
(7th) CB - Talk On My Name#HarlemSpartans Bis X Blanco X Active X MizOrMac - Kennington Where It Started67 - Waps67 feat Giggs - Let's LurkBig Boi feat Cutty - ShutterbugCarnsHill Ft Youngs Teflon x KTrap x 67 Monkey, Dimzy, Liquez, R6, ST & ITCH - Check DisDej Loaf feat Big Sean - Back UpDigDat - Air ForceHeadie One - BothHeadie One x RV - Know BetterJ Hus - ClartinJ Hus - Bouff DaddyJ Hus - Dem Boy PaigonJ Hus - Did You SeeJ Hus - FriendlyLoski x Russ x Taze - Olympic ChingingNito NB - Rise And TanSheck Wes - Mo BambaStormzy - Vossi BopUnknown T - Homerton B
― paolo, Thursday, 25 June 2020 20:10 (two weeks ago) link
Paolo thanks for the massive UK playlist. I’ve been very interest in how non-trad-America rap will do for something like this. I think for my nominations I’m gonna be heavy on female rap, as another big example.
― a hoy hoy, Thursday, 25 June 2020 21:31 (two weeks ago) link
R.A.P. Ferreira - Purple Moonlight Pages
apologies, a great album but a 2020 release. please ignore
― devvvine, Thursday, 25 June 2020 21:36 (two weeks ago) link
xp enjoy. I hope things turn out OK for you.
― paolo, Friday, 26 June 2020 09:47 (two weeks ago) link
Abra Cadabra feat Krept and Konan - Robbery RemixAmbush - Man Can'tDeath Grips - I've Seen FootageDizzee Rascal - SpaceJME feat Giggs - Man Don't CareSneakbo feat Giggs - Active
― paolo, Sunday, 5 July 2020 15:41 (six days ago) link