RHH: What Albums Would You Have Chosen for the Grammy Award for Best Rap Album Each Year...?

If you could only chose from the nominees they had selected? (it's only been around since '96)

Here's the list of the winners and nominees: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Best_Rap_Album

If you don't feel like doing that, you can just answer the BQs...

BQ: Which year do you think had the biggest snub(bing)? (In terms of lack of including a certain album as a nominee or chosing an album over another that probably should've won instead.)

BQ2: Top 3 albums that won?

BQ3: Top 3 albums that lost?

BQ4: What's a better trio of albums between the winners and losers that you chose?

BQ5: Which year had the best group of nominees?

12 Answers

  • Anonymous
    8 years ago
    Best Answer

    96: Me Against the World

    97: The Score

    98: Life After Death

    99: Capital Punishment

    00: Things Fall Apart

    01: The MMLP

    02: The Blueprint

    03: The Eminem Show

    04: Speakerboxxx/The Love Below

    05: The Black Album

    06: Late Registration

    07: Game Theory

    08: Graduation

    09: Untitled

    10: The Renaissance

    11: How I Got Over

    12: MBDTF

    BQ: 96. GZA or Raekwon should've been in place of ODB.

    BQ2: The Score, The College Dropout, and MBDTF

    BQ3: Me Against the World, The Black Album, and Capital Punishment

    BQ4: Losers

    BQ5: Close between 97 and 98... I'll go with 98

  • Anonymous
    8 years ago

    96: Me Against the World

    97: Beats, Rhymes & Life

    98: Wu-Tang Forever

    99: Harlem World

    00: Things Fall Apart

    01: MMLP

    02: Stankonia

    03: Don't like any of those LPs tbh.

    04: Speakerboxxx/The Love Below

    05: College Dropout


    07: In My Mind

    08: Graduation

    09: Lupe

    10: Tip

    11: How I got over

    12: MBDTF


    BQ2: All of Kanye's


    BQ4: Be, LL Cool J, Tribe's BR&L

    BQ5: 2006

  • 4 years ago

    I'll go with Viva La Vida (Or Death and All His Friends), but only because I haven't listened to In Rainbows or Raising Sand yet. BA: Death Magnetic, I guess.

  • 8 years ago

    Pretty much what The Co_ol said

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  • 8 years ago

    Just a heads up, I chose from the nominees on the main question, I decided not to choose the albums that already won....

    I have the strong urge to post the ODB video....

    '96: Me Against The World

    '97: Beats, Rhymes, Life

    '98: Wu-Tang Forever

    '99: Capital Punishment

    '00: Things Fall Apart

    '01: 2001

    '02: The Blueprint

    '03: Word of Mouf

    '04: Get Rich or Die Tryin'

    '05: The Black Album

    '06: Be

    '07: Game Theory

    '08: Hip Hop is Dead

    '09: The Cool

    '10: The Renaissance

    '11: How I Got Over

    '12: Watch The Throne (I guess)

    You know, I always hate when people say "Mainstream hip hop is dead" or that it sucks, or whatever, but I found it harder to choose a winner as time went on. 2012 especially.

    BQ: No Way Out over Wu-Tang Forever (I still want to post the video)

    BQ2: SSLP, MMLP, College Dropout

    BQ3: 2001, Game Theory, Wu-Tang Forever

    BQ4: Winners (wow, that was tough)

    BQ5: 2001 maybe

    It's questions like these that keep me on Y!A dude. Good sh*t

  • 8 years ago

    I'll pick 2 albums I think were a better choice for winning for the particular years.

    1996- Me Against the World & OB4CL

    1997- All Eyes On Me & Reasonable Doubt

    1998- Life After Death & Wu-Tang Forever

    1999- Aquemini & Moment of Truth

    2000- Black on Both Sides & Things Fall Apart

    2002- Blueprint & Stillmatic

    2003- Blazing Arrow & The Fix

    2004- The Listener & Rip the Jacker

    2007- Food & Liquor & Game Theory

    2008- Finding Forever & Desire

    2009- The Cool & Untitled

    2010- The Renaissance & OB4CL2

    2011- How I Got Over & Live From The Tape Deck

    2012- Elmatic & Riches, Royalty & Respect

    BQ: 1998: Didn't include the 7 Day Theory album which is a top 20 album all-time imo

    BQ: The Score, MMLP & College Dropout

    BQ: Me Against the World, Life After Death & Food & Liquor

    BQ: Losers

    BQ: 1998

  • 8 years ago

    1996: 2Pac - Me Against the World

    1997: Fugees - The Score

    1998: Wu-Tang Clan - Wu-Tang Forever

    1999: Big Pun - Capital Punishment

    2000: The Roots - Things Fall Apart

    2001: Eminem - The MMLP

    2002: Jay-Z - The Blueprint

    2003: Eminem - The Eminem Show

    2004: OutKast - Speakerboxxx/The Love Below

    2005: Kanye West - The College Dropout

    2006: Common - Be

    2007: The Roots - Game Theory

    2008: Kanye West - Graduation

    2009: Lupe Fiasco - The Cool

    2010: Q-Tip - The Renaissance

    2011: The Roots - How I Got Over

    2012: Kanye West - MBDTF

    BQ: The Grammys always have been and always will be a complete joke. Almost every year has had at least one ridiculous snub. If you look at Diddy beating Wu-Tang Forever in 97, Release Theory by Luda beating F&L AND Game Theory in 07, Tha Carter III beating The Cool in 09 and Recovery beating How I Got Over in 11 it's pretty obvious the judges didn't even listen to the albums themselves... and that's not even including the fact that the actual best album usually wasn't even nominated in the first place (Black Star, Deltron 3030, Disposable Arts, The Listening, Madvillainy, A Piece of Strange, OB4CL II, Oneirology, ect.). They also d*ckride Kanye extensively and nowadays it's pretty clear the nominations are based more and more on album sales over anything else.

    BQ2: The MMLP, The College Dropout & Late Regristration

    BQ2: Food & Liquor, The Cool & Game Theory

    BQ4: The losers

    BQ5: 1997

  • AmberP
    Lv 7
    8 years ago

    1996- BTNH- E 1999 Eternal

    1997- 2 Pac- All Eyes on Me

    1998- Wu-Tang Clan- Wu-Tang Forever

    1999- same

    2000- Nas- I am

    2001- DMX- and then there was X

    2002- Eve- Scorpion

    2003- Ludacris- Word of mouf

    2004- same

    2005- Jay-Z- The black album

    2006- Common- Be

    2007- T.I.- king

    2008- Nas- Hip hop is dead

    2009- Nas- untitled

    2010- Mos Def- The Escatic

    2011- The Roots- How I got over

    2012- same

  • Anonymous
    8 years ago

    ill just do a couple

    '96 infamous

    '97 wu tang forever, life after death

    01' supreme clientle

    bq wu tang forever ol' dirty bastard had it right

  • 8 years ago

    Graet question, I just don't feel like doing the first part haha.

    BQ: Food & Liquor in 2007.

    BQ2: Speakerboxxx / The Love Below, Late Registration and MBDTF.

    BQ3: I'll get back on that

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