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Old 05-31-2012, 11:20 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Default My Guide to Rap albums to Blow your Mind

I've seen a lot of these threads where people post lists of interesting albums and after looking through the rap section of Music Banter I feel that it could use a new injection of life here instead of talking about the same old boring Kanye Wests and Lil Waynes. I don't have any personal links to these albums that you couldn't find online. Sorry.

I'll try to post 10 albums that will hopefully blow your mind and that you haven't heard of and that you will enjoy...

10. Troubled Mind- Dre D (1997)

The extremely rare and difficult album to find, Troubled Mind, features several songs which can either destroy your speakers, or make you want to eat human flesh (probably not this one, but since fools are running around in the streets eating people's faces I thought it was a good reference). This is the most highly bootlegged and fakely (sp?) copied CD on the streets with such slight differences in the cover art and barcodes that only "experts" can identify real from fake.

Here is a great article about the differences (not written by me):
Young Dre-D Troubled Mind Original vs. Bootleg | Rap Music Guide

Dre D is so underground that Wikipedia doesn't even have a bio on him, so if you're looking for more on this guy it takes a lot of effort but Troubled Mind is the end all, be all of underground Cali rap. I once heard a story about the album, not sure how much validity there is to it, but someone in Sacramento wanted the album so much they killed a guy with a copy and ended up getting life in prison.

Here are some stand out tracks from the album:
Meat Rack


Midnight Kreeper- Beware of Da Kreep


Battlefield Featuring J Mack



More albums to come...
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keep it going keep it going dont stop
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9. Da Family- Cosmic Slop Shop (1998)


I remember hearing about this album from some dudes who knew a lot more about rap than me and they were going on about how good the lyrics were, how good the production was, the sweet album cover, how the guys flowed off one another and then they mentioned how Big Lurch ate a woman off a bad PCP trip and I said damn I have to hear this ****.

Most rap is just a show of course, not really going around killing people or degrading women. Cosmic Slop Shop from (this is debatable I guess) Houston, TX although some people will somehow argue they are from Oakland even though they make it very clear they represent Tx; which consists of Doonie Baby, Rick Rock (Known now for producing songs for Jay-Z) and the aforementioned Big Lurch who is now famous for his 2003 crime of eating his roommate while high on PCP. When arrested Lurch was found covered in blood and after examination it was found that human flesh was found in his stomach.
The story alone was enough to premise this album for me and I knew going in that I was already going to like the horror surrounding the album. It's the only album this group would ever produce but it is so dark and legendary they didn't ever need to make another album, in fact I think it would have only hurt the mystic surrounding this out of print album.

The album itself is known for the Funkadelic influence of George Clinton (clearly from the group name) and the blatant hatred towards gays, lesbians and white women.

Disclaimer: Listening to this album or reading this thread does not mean you hate gays, lesbians or white women.

Here are some stand out tracks from the album:

Hoe Games




Don't Tell Me



Butterscotch
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Haha dude thats a crazy story. I thought you meant he was eating out her pussy at first not actually eating her lol

I liked hoe games i might download this
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Haha dude thats a crazy story. I thought you meant he was eating out her pussy at first not actually eating her lol

I liked hoe games i might download this
Yeah dude Hoe Games is badass. Lots of real good songs on the album, not the greatest album ever of course, but just because of the background story I thought it was worth spreading the word.
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Good stuff itunessucks, im gonna listen to the videos you posted and follow this thread
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You guys will know which one is Big Lurch too... listen to "Twizms" which is just him, then you'll be able to follow him along the whole album to listen to the sick f*ck
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Great thread. Not listened to either of these, keep it up!
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Not sure why I did a countdown... I feel like I have way more than 10 albums to share. I'll just keep it going.

8. Real Brothas- B.G. Knocc Out and Gangsta Dresta (1995)


Knocc Out and Dresta are most known for their appearance on Eazy E's "Real Muthaphukkin' G's". Shortly after Eazy E died, they released this collabo effort (it was recorded while Eazy E was alive but does not feature him).
The album would have been released on Ruthless Records (MC Ren, Above the Law, Bone Thugs N Harmony) but since Eazy died things got messy and they released it on another record label called Outburst record and received zero promotion for the album.
It has long been out of print but I remember getting the album in L.A. about 7 years ago by random luck, since then I've found out that it is rumored to be re-released sometimes.

The album is a hard hitting, g funk gem. Very rarely known about album but it is a damn shame because these guys brought it extremely hard on this album. It can most noticeable be called a diss album but I think it encompasses a lot more than just the Death Row-Ruthless feud. While Eazy E and Dr. Dre were beefing over money, it seemed the secondary crew members of each record label were taking shots at each other. This album is a clear shot at the Dogg Pound (Snoop, Kurupt and Daz) and features many retaliations towards them.
It's a shame all these guys couldn't get along and make records together, but Dresta and his sidekick Knocc Out were out to prove that even though they weren't famous like Snoop, they were actually the better rappers. Most of the songs don't feature both rappers on the track but more a show case of each of their skills on separate tracks. The album is produced by Greedy Greg (known for working heavily with DJ Quik) If you like 90's west coast/g-funk rap, this album is a hidden treasure.

Some stand out tracks:
Everyday All Day



Compton Hoe (One of my favorite tracks of all time)



Do or Die
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Old 06-01-2012, 09:09 AM   #10 (permalink)
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I have to say this thread is perfect timing for me—this is exactly the kind of stuff I've been listening to lately. I'll definitely be checking all of these recommendations out!
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