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In no particular order, here are some of my favorites:Nas - IllmaticNas - God's SonJay-Z - Reasonable DoubtMos Def - Black on Both SidesBlackstar - BlackstarKanye West - College DropoutWu Tang - 36 ChambersRaekwon - Only Built 4 Cuban LinxGhostface - Bulletproof WalletsGhostface - IronmanA Tribe Called Quest - Midnight MaraudersJurassic 5 - Quality ControlJurassic 5 - Power in NumbersDMX - It's Dark as Hell and It's HotBiggie - Ready to Die/Life After DeathTupac - WAY TOO MANY TO NARROW DOWN!
Pac -- Too many to mentionSnoop -- Doggystyle (the No Limit stuff is garbage)Too Short -- Life is too Short and Short Dogs in the HouseDre -- Chronic 1 and 2001Scareface -- UntouchableTCQ -- MidnightIce Cube -- The Predator and Bootleg and B-SidesWu -- 36 Chambers
Quote from: HKrustofsky on March 02, 2005, 01:16:00 PMPac -- Too many to mentionSnoop -- Doggystyle (the No Limit stuff is garbage)Too Short -- Life is too Short and Short Dogs in the HouseDre -- Chronic 1 and 2001Scareface -- UntouchableTCQ -- MidnightIce Cube -- The Predator and Bootleg and B-SidesWu -- 36 ChambersOh hell naw....I forgot Ice Cube-Predator...my list is growing
I actually liked that Bulletproof Wallets as well.
Quote from: Biting Panther on March 02, 2005, 01:20:19 PMQuote from: HKrustofsky on March 02, 2005, 01:16:00 PMPac -- Too many to mentionSnoop -- Doggystyle (the No Limit stuff is garbage)Too Short -- Life is too Short and Short Dogs in the HouseDre -- Chronic 1 and 2001Scareface -- UntouchableTCQ -- MidnightIce Cube -- The Predator and Bootleg and B-SidesWu -- 36 ChambersOh hell naw....I forgot Ice Cube-Predator...my list is growingAdd that Predator, Amerikkka's Most Wanted and Life is Too Short to mine to. Whoa I can keep adding for days. I have different favorites at different times.
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------Rapper's Potshots on the Air, and Gunshots at a Radio StudioBy MICHAEL WILSON and WILLIAM K. RASHBAUM Published: March 2, 2005feud between two once-chummy rappers - both survivors of past shootings, with 16 gunshot wounds between them - appears to be behind gunfire in the snowy streets of the West Village and outside a Midtown office late Monday night, the police said yesterday.The incidents capped a busy few days of back-and-forth accusations and radio-show sparring between 50 Cent, who has created a cottage industry out of fighting with other rappers, and a newcomer known as Game whom he once treated as a protégé. AdvertisementThe first outbreak of gunfire occurred outside the studio of a radio station, Hot 97, at 395 Hudson Street, near Clarkson Street. Upstairs, 50 Cent, whose real name is Curtis Jackson III, 28, was speaking on Funkmaster Flex's evening program, repeating his claim that he gave Game, whose real name is Jayceon Taylor, 25, more than a little help on Game's debut album released last month, "The Documentary." "Creatively, he got stuck in the mud with it, and I came through and helped the car move. That's it," said 50 Cent, who has an album of his own set to be released tomorrow. "I think he has a problem with my position. I think he'd like to be 50 Cent. Like, the head of the situation."About 10 p.m., the police received a call that shots had been fired outside the building. Officers from the Sixth Precinct arrived and found a man from Game's hometown, Compton, Calif., Kevin Reed, 24, kneeling by the curb, directly in front of the lobby entrance, with his hands in the air and his shirt covered with blood, one officer said. Three other men were standing nearby, all talking on cellphones, the officer said, and they later told the police that they had just been walking by and did not know Mr. Reed. For his part, Mr. Reed, who had been shot in the leg and suffered a graze wound to his side, told the police that he had been seeking an autograph. Mr. Reed later told the police that Game was present during the shooting, a police official said.Mr. Reed was treated at St. Vincent's Hospital Manhattan yesterday and released. A senior police official said he was part of Game's entourage, whose members had arrived at the studio to try to get inside but were confronted by 50 Cent's men outside. 50 Cent was rushed out a side door by his entourage, a radio station representative said.Two hours later, officers were called to investigate reports of gunshots at the front door of 36 West 25th Street, the police said, where the company that manages 50 Cent, Violator Management, has offices on the 11th floor. There were no injuries reported.In his own interviews and radio appearances, including one on Saturday with Funkmaster Flex, Game has disputed the role 50 Cent played in his records, according to press accounts, and has floated the idea of performing with Nas, a nemesis of 50 Cent.50 Cent has said he wrote songs for the younger rapper, whom he dismissed as an ingrate. "For him to turn around and say those things, that's disrespectful," 50 Cent said during the Hot 97 interview Monday night. "This is it. He's gone. He's gone.""He might as well go do his record with Nas," he said, or "anybody else that will stand next to him at this point."As for reports that the two had pushed and shoved each other, 50 Cent denied them, saying, "That's entertainment."50 Cent was shot nine times in 2000 in front of his grandmother's house in Jamaica, Queens. Game, who has described himself as a former drug dealer and member of the Bloods gang in California, was shot seven times in 2001. Besides their career tracks, mentorship under the producer Dr. Dre, gunshot wounds and troubled backgrounds, the two rappers share a publicist, Yvette Gayle. "We have no comment," she said. "No comment at all. Sorry." The radio station released this statement yesterday: "No one from Hot 97 witnessed this incident, which took place outside the building that houses Hot 97 studios. Station employees learned about the incident when representatives for 50 Cent came into the station studios and escorted him from the building." Rapper's Potshots on the Air, and Gunshots at a Radio Studio Published: March 2, 2005(Page 2 of 2)Outside the building, the police recovered four spent casings, three from a .25-caliber pistol and one from a .45-caliber one, they said. That one was found on the lobby carpet, just inside the door, and the others were scattered outside, within about 15 feet of the door. It was not clear whether the .45-caliber round had been fired in the lobby or whether the casing was knocked inside later. The police also recovered a bullet fragment.AdvertisementA police official said investigators would examine images from surveillance cameras in the area. There was little traffic at the time because of the snow, and there were no cars parked along the wide thoroughfare save for a black car idling at the curb in front of the building. The police were initially unsure whether it had been left there by someone from one camp or the other or by a bystander who fled.When the shots were fired, one group of men sought cover behind a passing snowplow, and some may have grabbed onto it to get away from the scene, one official said. Investigators were having some trouble piecing together exactly what happened because, according to the official, those involved in the incident were not being truthful. But detectives said they believe that the shots were fired at Game's entourage as the rapper's associates approached, the official said. "Right now we're being told they were opened up on, but of course, if they returned fire, they wouldn't tell us anyway," the official said.No evidence has been recovered to suggest that anyone in Game's entourage opened fire, officials said.50 Cent's new album, "The Massacre," is scheduled for release tomorrow. In a recent interview, he conceded that violence is more or less a cost of doing business. "You can get shot," he told a reporter at Gleason's Gym in Brooklyn in that interview. "You have a higher chance of getting shot because you're talking to me than if you never met me. See, my lifestyle's different from what you'd consider the norm, because I come from an environment where the price of life is cheap."Hot 97, WQHT-FM (97.1), a popular station for hip-hop and rap listeners, also had a shooting at its doorstep on Feb. 25, 2001, involving associates of the rapper Lil' Kim and those of a rival duo.Nearly 30 shots from at least six guns were fired among the entourages of Lil' Kim and the duo Capone-N-Noreaga, leaving one man injured with a back wound. Lil' Kim has been charged with perjury and obstruction of justice in the case; testimony in her trial began yesterday in Federal District Court in Manhattan. In 2002, Funkmaster Flex was arrested and charged with third degree assault after a dispute with a rival D.J., Stephanie Saunders, who accused him of hitting and choking her in front of the station. He pleaded guilty to harassment and was sentenced to 35 hours of community service.Colin Moynihan, Lola Ogunnaike and Ben Sisario contributed reporting for this article.