Anonymous asked in Entertainment & MusicMusicRap and Hip-Hop · 1 decade ago

Name 1 hip hop album better than Illmatic?

No raging answers, just plain valid opinions based on how they see the album and why they think other albums are better



Ready to Die can be a close for me, but Life after Death had too many filler tracks, Life after Death for me = High 70's or Low 80's

Update 2:

Yeah see the thing is, I always found albums to be close in a way to bein almost as good, but never found them to reach that level, I mean biggie was great i loved biggie on ready to die, but there was always that little bit of doubt in some of the **** he would say, illmatic had the substance 100%, nas lived the new york black youth life, he had the lyrics and wordplay down, the metaphors, insight and storytelling, supplyin himself with great producers, i mean i really couldnt ask for more

Update 3:

Enta Da Stage had great beats, loved to jam out, but Buckshot just had the charisma, but lacked the substance and lyrical wordplay, i mean if youre going to lack the complicated rhymes, at least have the substance

Update 4:

Hell Hath no Fury on the list?

I loved the album too, but it's nowhere near that great of calibre

Update 5:

And War report sucks balls

17 Answers

  • ?usten
    Lv 5
    1 decade ago
    Favorite Answer

    Public Enemy: It Takes a Nation of Millions to Hold Us Back

    The Roots: Illadelph Halphlife

    ^^^^^^Oh yeah? F*ck you!

  • 1 decade ago

    I don't consider any albums actually better, but there are a few that I would say are on the same level as Illmatic.

    For example, Enta Da Stage.

    Buckshot's rhymes were great! He's not Nas, it's just a different style, that could go either way: Nas never kicked a battle rhyme like Buck did, either.

    Other albums on that level...

    Wu-Tang Clan - 36 Chambers

    Masta Ace - Slaughtahouse

    Gang Starr - Hard to Earn

    Jeru the Damaja - The Sun Rises In The East

    GZA - Liquid Swords

  • 1 decade ago

    Black Star-Mos Def and Talib Kweli are Black Star

    The 18th Letter-Rakim

    Low End Theory-Tribe

    No Need for Alarm-Del

  • luptak
    Lv 4
    4 years ago

    i've got been digging El-P's production as of overdue..C4C, the superb, R.A.P. song, some previous employer pass ish. additionally, been listening to a super style of present of Gab (4th Dimensional) and Aceyalone these days. Innercity Griots is a might desire to have album. Edit: You mentioned you had a existence is powerful leak, genuine? the place did you hear it? Edit 2: LOL, i've got faith ya

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  • 1 decade ago

    The Cold Vein

  • leVel8
    Lv 7
    1 decade ago

    36 Chambers

  • 1 decade ago

    The Blueprint comes in a close second. Maybe you can throw in Reasonable Doubt. But I think that Illmatic was not just Nas' toughest record, but one of the best of all time. Nas went hard on his debut. Then he brought it back several years later with Stillmatic.

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago


  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    Midnight Marauders

    Life After Death

    Reasonable Doubt

    The War Report

    Marshall Mathers LP

    Me Against The World

    Capital Punishment

    Lifestylez Ov Da Poor & Dangerous

    Hell Hath No Fury

    Food & Liquor

    Damn, I just named 10...

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    undergrond kingz by UGK.

    straight up, because it truly is underground. and their one hit single was actually great. bun b is one of the greatest rappers around. and pimp C rest in peace. n i bet yall will give me thumbs down, because UGK are rappers none of yall have never heard of. Their name fits them well, they are the kings of the underground, their songs have the best beats and some of the best catchiest lyrics, check the song Take it off, and steal your mind and international players anthem.

    o and chamillionaire's ultimate victory.

    o and outkast's stankonia

    nah hugo, i kno alot of ppl know bout UGK, but they don't get the recognition they deserve

    Source(s): UGK 4 life southern rap for life.
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