Hip-Hop is one of the most prolific genres in music. From its early beginnings in the late 70's to it's commercial boom of the 90's it has grown a huge following. However most of the pioneers of this music are misrepresented nowadays by pop charts, this thread is here to solve the problem once and for all. Let's dig deep in our record collection and bring to the Destructoid community an extensive list of all the albums that make our spines shiver, our heads knock on some of the most beautiful tracks of the birth-child of the Bronx.

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Artist - Song

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Artist - Album


Nominations for the Hall of Fame:
-Bone Thugs-N-Harmony // The Thir13n of Spades
-Brother Ali // ClownBaby
-Lupe Fiasco // low tech
-Masta Ace // Kraid
-Gangstarr // Kraid , Shinryu
-Outkast // Kraid , Changston
-Jurassic 5 //Kraid , Shinryu

---****Destructoid Hip-Hop Hall of Fame****---

-Mos Def
-MF DOOM
-Wu-Tang Clan
-Saul Williams
-Jedi Mind Tricks
-Hieroglyphics
-Del Tha Funky Homosapien



-Every songs and albums in bold are part of the Hall of Hame nominees discography
- The " *Masterpiece* " labels are considered to be landmark albums of Hip-Hop history and should be own/listen to by all fans of the genre.
- The " *Classic* " labels are notable albums universally recognized by everyone and that everybody can remotely enjoy.
- The " Recommended by " labels are note worthy albums or songs of high interest to the community members.


Albums
2pac - Me Against The World // *Classic*
2pac - Loyal to the game // recommended by Kraid
A Tribe Called Quest - Midnight Marauders // *Classic*
A Tribe Called Quest - People's Instinctive Travels And The Paths Of Rhythm *Classic*
A Tribe Called Quest - The Low End Theory // *Classic*
No I.D. - Accept Your Own & Be Yourself
Afu-Ra - Body Of The Life Force
Big Daddy Kane - Daddy's Home
Big Daddy Kane - It's A Big Daddy Thing
Big Daddy Kane - Looks Like A Job For
Big Daddy Kane - Long Live The Kane
Big Daddy Kane -Taste Of Chocolate
Big L - Lifestylez Ov Da Poor And Dangerous
Black Moon - Enta Da Stage // recommended by Kraid
Blahzay Blahzay - Blah Blah Blah // Kraid+
Busta Rhymes - The Coming // Kraid+
Craig Mack - Project Funk Da World // Kraid +
Da King & I - Contemporary Jeep Music
De La Soul - 3 Feet High And Rising
De La Soul - Buhloone Mind State
De La Soul - De La Soul is Dead // recommended by Kraid
Del The Funky Homosapien - Both Sides Of Tha Brain //r by Oh, The Humanity!
Del The Funky Homosapien - Future Development //Oh, The Humanity!+
Del The Funky Homosapien - I Wish My Brother George Was Here //Oh, The Humanity!+
Del The Funky Homosapien - No Need For Alarm //Oh, The Humanity!+
Deltron - 3030
Eric B. & Rakim - Follow The Leader // *Classic*
Eric B. & Rakim - Paid In Full // *Classic*
Gang Starr - Daily Operation
Gang Starr - Hard To Earn
Gang Starr - Moment of Truth
Gang Starr - No More Mr. Nice Guy
Gang Starr - Step in the Arena // *Classic*
Group Home - Livin' Proof
Hard 2 Obtain - Ism & Blues
Jeru The Damaja - The Sun Rises In The East // recommended by Kraid
Joint Ventures - Itz Da Joint
Keith Murray - Enigma
KMD - Mr. Hood Early MF DOOM
GZA - Liquid Swords // *Classic*
Lord Finesse & DJ Mike Smooth - Funky Technician
Masta Ace Incorporated - SlaughtaHouse
MC Serch - Return Of The Product
Method Man - Tical
mf doom - operation doomsday
mf doom - mm...food
mf doom - king geedorah - take me to your leader
mf doom & madlib - madvillainy
// *Masterpiece*
Viktor Vaughn - Vaudeville Villain
Nas - Illmatic // *Classic* *Masterpiece*
Notorious BIG - Ready to Die
Notorious BIG - Life After Death
Ol' Dirty Bastard - Return To The 36 Chambers // recommended by Kraid , Char Aznable
Pete Rock & CL Smooth - Mecca And The Soul Brother
Public Enemy - It Takes A Nation Of Millions To Hold Us Back
Rampage - Scout's Honor...By Way Of Blood
Redman - Muddy Waters
Common - Ressurection
Showbiz & AG - Goodfellas
Saul Williams - Penny For A Thought/Purple Pigeons
Saul Williams - Amethyst Rock Star
Saul Williams- Not in My Name
Saul Williams - Saul Williams
Saul Williams - The Inevitable Rise and Liberation of NiggyTardust!
Saul Williams - NGH WHT - The Dead Emcee Scrolls with The Arditti Quartet

Slick Rick - The Great Adventures of Slick Rick // recommended by Kraid , Char Aznable
The Dynospectrum - The Dynospectrum // recommended by Kraid
The Fugees - The Score // *Classic*
The Large Professor - The LP
The Pharcyde - Bizarre Ride II The Pharcyde
The Pharcyde - Labcabincalifornia
The Roots - Organix
The Roots - From the Ground Up (EP)
The Roots - Do You Want More?!!!??!
The Roots - Illadelph Halflife // *Classic*
The Roots - Things Fall Apart
The Roots - The Legendary (EP)
The Roots - Phrenology // recommended by Kraid
The Roots - The Tipping Point
The Roots - The Roots: Do This Well Remixes & Rarities 1994-1999
The Roots - "Home Grown! The Beginners Guide To Understanding The Roots Vol 1 & Vol 2"
The Roots - Game Theory
The Roots - Rising Down
Tanya Morgan- Moonlighting // recommended by Changston
Tanya Morgan - brooklynati // recommended by Changston
Ultramagnetic MC's - Critical Beatdown // recommended by Kraid
Wu-Tang Clan - Enter the Wu-Tang (36 Chambers) // *Classic* *Masterpiece*
Dred Scott - Breakin Combs
UTD - Manifest Destiny Early Mos Def
Digable Planets - Blowout Comb
Digable Planets - Reachin // recomended by Kraid , Xzyliac
the pharcyde - sold my soul
Brand Nubian - One For All
Organized Konfusion - Organized Konfusion
Organized Konfusion - Stress- The Extinction Agenda
Outkast - Southernplayalisticadillacmuzik
Outkast - ATLiens
Outkast - Aquemini //*Masterpiece*
Outkast - Stankonia //*Classic*
Outkast - Speakerboxxx/The Love Below
Outkast - Idlewild
Ol Dirty Bastard - Nigga Please
Guru - Jazzmatazz Vol. 1
Guru - Jazzmatazz Vol. 2 - The New Reality
Guru - Jazzmatazz Vol. 3 - Streetsoul
Method Man and Redman - Blackout!
Raekwon - Only Built 4 Cuban Links
Wu-Tang Clan - Forever
Black Moon - Diggin In Dah Vaults
Technotronic - Pump Up The Jam
MC Solaar - Qui sème le vent récolte le tempo (French)
MC Solaar - Prose Combat (French)
Masta Ace -Take A Look Around
Beastie Boys - Paul's Boutique
Beastie Boys - Hello Nasty
Beastie Boys - Ill Communication
The Sound Providers - An Evening With The Sound Providers // recommended by Kraid
jazz liberatorz - clin d'oeil
jazz liberatorz - fruit of the past
Lupe Fiasco - Food & Liquor // recommended by low tech
Lupe Fiasco - The Cool // low tech+
Lupe Fiasco - Enemy of the State (<-- mixtape) // low tech+
De La Soul - Grind Date
Ghostface Killah - Supreme Clientele
Masta Killa - No Said Date
RZA - Bobby Digital In Stereo
RZA - The Afro Samurai Soundtrack (OST)
Raekwon - Only Built For Cuban Links II

DOOM - Born Like This
Viktor Vaughn - Venomous Villain

Nas - Stillmatic
Nas- Untitled
Black Star - The Black Star
Mos Def - The Ecstatic

Elzhi - The Preface
Talib Kweli - Reflection Eternal // recommended by Changston
Dr.Dre - The Chronic // *Classic* *Masterpiece*
Mel Gibson and the pants - Ladies and Gentlemen // recommended by ZombiePlatypus
Lupe Fiasco - Fahrenheit 1st and 15th pt. 1: The Truth is Among Us (<-- mixtape) //R by low tech
Lupe Fiasco - Fahrenheit 1st and 15th pt. 2: Revenge of the Nerds (<-- mixtape) // low tech+
Lupe Fiasco - Fahrenheit 1st and 15th pt. 3: A Rhyming Ape (<-- mixtape over Gorillaz) // low tech+
Alaskan Fishermen - Fire & Ice // recommended by Pendelton21
Beauty and the Beat - Edan // recommended by theredpepperofdoom, Diverse
Bike For Three! - More Heart Than Brains // recommended by Diverse
Aesop Rock - Float
Aesop Rock - None Shall Pass //recommended by pendelton21
Atoms Family - The Prequel
Black Milk - Tronic
Cage - Movies for the Blind
Cannibal Ox - The Cold Vein
Damu The Fudgemunk - Overtime
Damu The Fudgemunk - Y Society
Blockhead - Downtown Science
Cut Chemist - The Audience's Listening
DJ Shadow - Entroducing
El-P - Fantastic Damage
Felt (Murs and Slug) - Felt 3
Jel - Soft Money
Molemen - Lost Sessions
Mr. Lif - I Phantom
Nujabes - Metaphorical Music
Ohmega Watts - The Find
The Opus - Breathing Lessons
Pogo - Table Scraps
Prefuse 73 - One Word Extinguisher
RJD2 - Deadringer
Apathy - Eastern Philosophy
Apathy - Wanna Snuggle
RA the Rugged Man - Die Rugged Man Die
J Dilla - Jay Stay Paid
J Dilla - Donuts
Little Brother - The Listening
Little Brother - The Minstrel Show
Little Brother - Getback
DJ Shadow - Endtroducing // recommended by Ali D, KD_Alpha , Oh, The Humanity!
Kid Cudi - Man On The Moon //recommended by Diverse
Handsome Boy Modelling School - So...How's Your Girl // recommended by Kraid
Wu-Massacre - Raekwon, Ghostface , Method Man
Doomed - DJ Mike Waxx
A Tribute to Christina Ricci - Felt //Recommended by Zippyduda
Vol. 2: A Tribute to Lisa Bonet -Felt //r Zippyduda
3: A Tribute To Rosie Perez -Felt //r Zippyduda
3 Melancholy Gypsy's - Grand Caravan to the Rim of the World //r Zippyduda





Songs/Singles

Blueprint for this section is as follows

Artist - Song # post number

Digable Planets - Where I'm from #1
Gangstarr – Full Clip #1
Weerd Science – Conspiracy theories #3
Pitch Black – It’s All Real #5
Crooklyn Dodgers – Crooklyn #5
Marco Polo feat. Masta Ace – Nostalgia #6
Mos Def – Travellin’ man #7
Lupe Fiasco – Angels (remix) #7
Micah James – Agoraphobia #7
Black Starr – Respiration # 8
Mos Def – History # 9
MF Doom – Accordion # 12
MF Doom – Strange Ways # 12
KMD – Peachfuzz #12
Viktor Vaughn - The Drop #12
MF Doom – All caps #14
MF Doom – Raid # 14

Black Sheep – The Choice is yours # 15
Talib Kweli – For Women # 15
MC Solaar – Le Nouveau Western # 16 (French)
IAM – Je Danse le MIA # 16 (French)
MF Doom – Meat Grinder # 17
The Roots – Adrenaline # 17
Roots Manuva – Witness # 17
The Streets – Don’t Mug yourself # 17
The Roots - Seed 2.0 # 18
The Streets – Blinded by the lights # 18
The Streets – Geezers need excitement # 19
Emimen – Role Model # 20
Immortal Technique – Creation and Destruction # 24
Slick Rick & Doug E. Fresh - La di da di # 27
Lupe Fiasco - WGCI freestyle #28
Lupe Fiasco - Lupe The Killer #28
Lupe Fiasco & Gorillaz - Happy Industries # 28
Alaskan Fishermen - Fire and Ice #30
Dual Core - Magnificent Seven #30 *Nerd-core*
Saul Williams - Telegram #30
Saul Williams - Grippo #31
Saul Williams - Black Stacey #31

Brother Ali - #34
P.O.S. - Purexed #34
MC Chris -Nerd #34 *Nerd-core*
Childish Gambino ft.MC Chris - The Awesome #34 *Nerd-core*
Edan - Beauty #32
Bone Thugs-N-Harmony - ME KILLA #35
Gravediggaz - Unexplained # 35
The Hilltop Hoods - The Hard Road #36
The Hilltop Hoods - Chase that feeling #36
Saul Williams - Om nia Merican #37
Saul Williams - Scared money #37

Public Enemy - Welcome to the Terrordome #37
Ice Cube - Today was a good day remix #37
Mad World OST - Ain't that funny # 37
Bucket Head feat.Saul Williams - Three Fingers #39
Saul Williams - No one ever does # 40
Bike For Three! - All there is to say about love #41
Bike For Three! - First embrace #41
Edan - Drop some smooth lyrics # 41
Giant Panda - '88 remix # 41
Jurassic 5 - Quality Control - Track - Monkey Bars (Video N/A) #42
Jurassic 5 - Concrete Schoolyard #43
Jurassic 5 - Quality Control #43
Jurassic 5- What's Golden # 43
Jurassic 5- Improvise #45
Danger Mouse feat.Jemini -Ghetto pop life & intro #49
Danger Mouse - Don't Do Drugs #49
Danger Mouse feat. MF Doom - El Chuba Nibre #50
Jedi Mind Tricks - Blood in Blood out #51
Jedi Mind Tricks - Uncommon valor #54
Jedi Mind Tricks - Animal Rap #55
Hifana - Oto-Mutsu-San #56
Wu-Tang Clan - Protect Yo Neck #57
Del Tha Funkee Homosapien - Jaw Gymnastic #60
Pep love - Trinity lost #60
Souls of Mischief - From 93' till infinity #60
Hieroglyphics - You never know # 60
Atmosphere - Say here there #60
Blackalicious - Beyonder #60
Blackalicious - Alphabet Aerobics #60
Tanya Morgan - Ode to Tanya #61
88 Keys - Cuddle Drums #61
Hardcore Gentlemen - Hardcore gentlemen #61
Tanya Morgan - Moonlighting #61 N/A Video
Tanya Morgan - Brooklynati #61 N/A Video
Craig Mack - Flava In Ya ear #62
Craig Mack - Flava in Ya ear remix #62
Idle Warship - Momma May I #65
Dizzee Rascal - Jus a Rascal #65 FIX UP LOOK SHARPP!! WOOOOOH!
Shystie - New Style #65
Shystie - One Wish #65
Q-Tip - Getting up # 72
2pac - Changes #73
2pac - Tupac it ain't easy #74
2pac - Po' nigga blues #76
Outkast - Elevators # 75
Outkast - B.O.B. # 75 // *Classic*
Outkast - Aquemini #76
Ladybug Mecca - Dogg Starr #76
Outkast - Ms.Jackson # 78
The Sound Providers - Autumns Evening Breeze #78
Notorious Big - Victory(Instrumental) #86
Ice Cube & Dr.Dre - Natural Born Killaz #87
Ol' Dirty Bastard - Shimmy Shimmy ya #87
Flobots - Handlebars #87
Fugees - Nappy Heads #93
Flobots - White Flag Warrior (ft. Tim of Rise Against) #94
Common - Ressurection #97
Common - The Light #97
Common - Break my Heart #97
Common - In my own world #98
Fugees - The Score #98
Ol' Dirty Bastard - Cuttin Heads #98
Jay Electronica - Exhibit C #99
Us3 - Gotta get out of here #102
Handsome Boy Modeling school - The Truth #105
Handsome Boy Modeling school - Rock'N'Roll (Could never have a Hip-Hop like this) #105
De La Soul - Much More #107
Lil Wayne feat. Eminem - Drop the World #111
Re-flec-tion - In this World #113
A Tribe Called Quest - Luck of Lucien #115
Gang Starr - Work #115
Gang Starr - DWYCK #116
A Tribe Called Quest - 8 million stories #116
Gang Starr - Now You're mine #116
Eyedea and Abilities - Spin Cycle #118
Gang Starr - Capture #118
Afro Samurai Resurrection Soundtrack - Bloody Samurai (RZA) #119
Doomed - Paper Planes #124
Slick Rick - Children's Story #126
Slick Rick feat. Outkast - Street Talkin' #126
Paper Planes - Doomed #124
Children's Story - Slick Rick #126
Street Talkin' - Slick Rick #126
3rd Bass - The Gas Face #131
Bring The Noise - Public Enemy #132
99 Problems - Jay-Z #133
Don't Believe The Hype - Public Enemy #134
Let's Ride - Richie Rich #139
Waiting to die - Mickey Avalon #140
My Dick - Mickey Avalon #140
Blue Flowers - Dr.Octagon (Kool Keith) #142
Any given Mondey - Insane Poetry #142
Straight Outta Compton - NWA #142
Ring Ring Ring - De La Soul #151
Who gat the props - Black Moon #151
Mass Appeal - Gang Starr #151
Whatever Man - Redman #151
Pick it Up - Redman #151
The Rhyme - Keith Murray #151
Full Cooperation - Def Squad #151
Sound of Da Police - KRS-ONE #151
Superstar - Group Home #151
Beats to the Rhyme - Run DMC #151
Jam on it - Newcleus #151
Planet Rock - Afrika Bambaata #151
The Message - Grandmaster Flash #151
Da Ill out - Redman #151
Y.O.U. - Redman and Method Man #153
Mi Casa - Redman and Method Man #154
What's up Fat Lip - Fat Lip #156
Drop - The Pharcyde #156
Passin' me by - The Pharcyde #158
Manifest - Gang Starr #159
Baby C'mon - Ol Dirty Bastard #162
METHOD Man - Wu-Tang Clan #162
Bring The Pain - Method Man #162
When I B on Da Mic - Rakim #162
Follow The Leader - Eric B and Rakim #162
Don't sweat the Technique - Eric B and Rakim #162
Arab Money - Busta Rhymes #162
Woo-Ah! - Busta Rhymes #162
Gimme Some More - Busta Rhymes #162
Scenario - A Tribe Called Quest #162





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Fatal Bazooka – Parle à la main # 24 (French)
Jon Lajoie - Everyday Normal Guy #34
Star Salzman - Shut the Fuck Up #59
Donkey Kong 64 OST - DK rap #100
Afroman - Because I got high #101
Gorilla for Sale Michael Ungar #138



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