Saturday, December 31, 2016

Hip-Hop Anniversaries, Part IV (Updated 2017)

Paying Homage to Another Slate of Hip-Hop Classics






Run DMC: Raising Hell (1986)

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Beastie Boys: Licensed to Ill (1986)

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Salt N' Pepa: Hot, Cool, and Vicious (1986)

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Doug E. Fresh: Oh My God! (1986)

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Stetsasonic: On Fire (1986) 

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The 2 Live Crew: Is What We Are (1986) 

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Too Short: Born to Mack (1986)

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Just Ice: Back to the Old School (1986)

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Ice Cube: Death Certificate (1991)

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Main Source: Breaking Atoms (1991)

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De La Soul: De La Soul is Dead (1991)

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2Pac: 2pacalypse Now (1991)

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Scarface: Mr. Scarface is Back (1991)

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Del the Funky Homosapien: I Wish My Brother George Was Here (1991)

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Geto Boys: We Can't Be Stopped (1991)

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Freestyle Fellowship: To Whom It May Concern (1991)

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Black Sheep: A Wolf in Sheep's Clothing (1991)

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Pete Rock & C.L. Smooth: All Souled Out (1991)

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DJ Quik: Quik is the Name (1991)

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MC Lyte: Act Like You Know (1991)

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DJ Jazzy Jeff and the Fresh Prince: Homebase (1991)

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Above the Law: Vocally Pimpin' (1991)

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Digital Undergound: This is an EP Release (1991)

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Naughty by Nature: Naughty by Nature (1991)

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Yo-Yo: Make Way for the Motherlode (1991)

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Organized Konfusion: Organized Konfusion (1991)

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Public Enemy: No. 8 Apocalypse 91....The Enemy Strikes Back (1991)

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Cypress Hill: Cypress Hill (1991)

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N.W.A.: Niggaz4life (1991)

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Gangstarr: Step in the Arena (1991)

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A Tribe Called Quest: The Low End Theory (1991)

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Outkast: ATLiens (1996)

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Nas: It Was Written (1996)

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2Pac: All Eyez on Me (1996)

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A Tribe Called Quest: Beats, Rhymes, and Life (1996)

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The Roots: Illadelph Halflife (1996)

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Busta Rhymes: The Coming (1996)

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Jay-Z: Reasonable Doubt (1996)

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Xzibit: At the Speed of Life (1996)

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Redman: Muddy Waters (1996)

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Rass Kass: Soul on Ice (1996)

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The Fugees: The Score (1996)

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UGK: Ridin' Dirty (1996)

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Mobb Deep: Hell on Earth (1996)

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De La Soul: Stakes Is High (1996)


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Foxy Brown: Ill Na Na (1996)


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Jeru the Damaja: Wrath of the Math (1996)

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Bahamadia: Kollage (1996)


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E-40: The Hall of Game (1996)

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Westside Connection: Bow Down (1996)

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Lil' Kim: Hardcore (1996)


2Pac: The Don Killuminati: The Seven Day Theory (1996)


Lost Boyz: Legal Drug Money (1996)



Fifteen Year Anniversary


Jay-Z: The Blueprint (2001)



Nas: Stillmatic (2001)



The Beatnuts: Take It or Squeeze It (2001)



Masta Ace: Disposable Arts (2001)




Busta Rhymes: Genesis (2001)



Cornmega: The Realness (2001)


J-Zone: Pimps Don't Pay Taxes (2001)



Cannibal Ox: The Cold Vein (2001)



Missy Elliot: Miss E...So Addictive (2001)



N.E.R.D: In Search Of (2001)



Ten Year Anniversary

Lupe Fiasco: Food and Liquor (2006)


The Roots: Game Theory (2006)


J Dilla: The Shining (2006)



Busta Rhymes: The Big Bang (2006)



Ghostface Killah: Fishscale (2006)



CunninLynguists: A Piece of Strange (2006)



J Dilla: Donuts (2006)




Nas: Hip-Hop is Dead (2006)



Five Year Anniversary 

Phonte: Charity Starts At Home (2011)



Kendrick Lamar: Section.80 (2011)



Common: The Dreamer/The Believer (2011)




Pharoahe Monch: W.A.R. (We Are Renegades) (2001)



J Cole: Cole World: The Sideline Story (2011)




The Roots: Undun (2011)





Did I miss any? Please post in the comments below (must be within one of the five year intervals).

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