Originally Posted by Hanoi Cheyenne
Greetings fellas, first post in this thread, quick question -
so the goat album thread got me digging out a load of old favourites but also made me realize that Im pretty much clueless to most happenings in hiphop for the last say, 5 - 7 years. Still listened to a good bit in that time but mostly kept it to the old reliable 90s classics or else was digging back further into 80s stuff (slick rick, big daddy kane).
Just looking for some recomendations on what would be considered essential albums of the last 5 years or so, only ones Id know would be big unavoidable ones like Wayne, Jay z, Kanye (did enjoy Watch the Throne alot), looking for ones Ive missed.
Open to any suggestions, stuff with interesting production is a plus with me.
Not sure what kinda stuff you like/don't like, but I'll list some albums I really dug since 2007.
Clipse - Hell Hath No Fury
Blu - Below the Heavens
Brother Ali - The Undisputed Truth
Joell Ortiz - The Brick
Lupe Fiasco - The Cool
Shad - The Old Prince
Talib Kweli - Eardrum
Pharoahe Monch - Desire
Atmosphere - When Life Gives You Lemons, Paint That Shit Gold
Charles Hamilton - The Pink Lavalamp
Elzhi - The Preface
Raekwon - OB4CL II
Joe Budden - Padded Room
Saigon - Greatest Story Never Told
Big K.R.I.T. - Return of 4eva
Rick Ross - Deeper than Rap (Lyrics are weak, but the production is beyond epic)
Mos Def - The Ecstatic
Nas - Life Is Good
Phonte - Charity Starts At Home
A lot of people like Section.80 and Good Kid, M.A.A.D. City by Kendrick Lamar, but I'm not a fan of him at all so...
Yeah, I'll stop there, this list is getting long lol