JuztKP's Top 5 Albums
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#5 Fugees The Score
#We Used to Be #10!! ahhh so much nostalgia, as probably every album on this list will have. The first CD I personally ever owned, I was 4 going on 5. I remember vividly always singing Killing Me Softly when played on the radio. Eventually, moms just bought it for me and it became widely renowned in every whip I occupied.
The Reggae, R&B, Soul, Hiphop bundle this album is, still makes it amazing. Helped launch some really good solo Careers if you ask me.
#4 Jay-Z The Blueprint
Show em how to move in a room full of vultures. Not gonna lie, I didn't discover this album until around 2003. Of course I heard the singles, but it wasnt until someone told me it was one of the best albums to date i decided the limewire that thing. I was a all the way Nas fan at the time, but Jay's flow and production on the album was just flawless. To go from Heart of the City to Never Change to Song Cry, man rap was great at this age.
This was definitely Jay's best album. Many people argue Reasonable Doubt but the production alone was crazy. A young hungry Kanye West, say more?
#3 R. Kelly TP2
I argue with people all the time what the greatest R&B album of all time is (personally I fight for onfessions), but personally this is one of my favorites ever. "I Wish" put me in a R&B mindset of Crossroads, I Ain't Mad at Cha, When They Reminisce Over You, Etc. It's a play all the way through with a vast variety of topics, A Women's Threat to Feeling on yo booty & even a Gospel song at the end. Lots of things I revisit at my current age and say, "Ahhh Yes that's what that means".
# Nas Stillmatic
There probably would be no JuztKP without this album here. I moderately enjoyed rap growing up. Watched a lot of MTV, the pop life was big. When I first heard One Mic on 106 and park I was simply amazed. Got the album and said fuck all that other shit that's going on. "Blood of a slave, Heart of a King". Man, by far the greatest intro to any album ever. the album was the first time I heard Ether, The greatest diss track of all time. One of the underappreciated tracks on here that deserve love would have to be "2nd Childhood". His story telling was so vivid, as if listening to a audio tape. This album was my book of Leviticus. So influential but still can't be #1............
#1 Kanye West College Dropout
Yes!! Nas taught me I could be a rapper, that I loved rap. Yeezy taught me I could be a rapper and not be gangsta. Of course there were tons of rappers who did that before Kanye but non that impacted my like Nas, Pac, Biggie, DMX, Jay and those guys did. It was more relatable to the life I lived as a sheltered young black boy. I could go in depth on every Kanye album and maybe that's for another post but this #1 is self explanatory,
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