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January 06, 2005

2004 Rap Up

The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly
2004 was a good year for music. MF DOOM brought back the essence. Lil' Jon and the dirty dirty brang the crunk. Fat Joe leaned back. F-A-B-O made y'all breathe. Pharrell had us trying to click our tongues like him. Jada asked why. ALC held us down. De La Soul and DOOM made it onto NBC. Jigga may bave had 99 problems, but staying on the charts wasn't one. Will it be game over for Flip after Nintendo sues his ass? HBMS broke down. Juve bounced back. R Kelly pulled the ultimate bitch move and probably the plug on his career. Shaq challenged Skillz to a rhyming battle -Kazaam!

Here are my top ten lists, in no particular order . . .


Top Ten Aboveground Albums:
1. The Alchemist - 1st Infantry
2. Jadakiss - Kiss of Death
3. Mobb Deep - Amerikaz Nightmare
4. Ghostface - The Pretty Toney Album
5. uhh . . .
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Top Ten Aboveground Singles:
1. Jay-Z - 99 Problems
2. Fabolous - Breathe
3. Terror Squad - Lean Back
4. Snoop Dogg - Drop It Like It's Hot
5. Jadakiss - Why/Why Remix
6. Mobb Deep - Got It Twisted
7. Twista - Slow Jamz
8. Nelly - My Place/Over and Over
9. Alchemist - Hold You Down feat. Prodigy, Nina Sky, and Illa Gee
10. Lil' Flip - Game Over Remix feat. Young Buck and Bun B

Top Ten Underground Albums
1. Madvillain - Madvillainy
2. De La Soul - The Grind Date
3. MF DOOM - MM..FOOD
4. Brother Ali - Champion EP
5. Thirstin Howl III - Skillitary
6. Handsome Boy Modeling School - White People
7. Murs and 9th Wonder - Murs 3:16
8. Gift of Gab - 4th Dimensional Rocketships Going Up
9. Masta Ace - A Long Hot Summer
10. Viktor Vaughn - VV2: Venemous Villain

Top Ten Underground Singles:
1. De La Soul feat. MF DOOM - Rock Co.Kane Flow
2. MF DOOM - Hoe Cakes b/w Potholderz
3. Madvillain - All Caps
4. Masta Ace - Good Ol' Love
5. Brother Ali - Champion Remix b/w Chain Link
6. N.E.R.D. - She Wants To Move (Native Tongues Remix)
7. Lyrics Born - Callin' Out Remix feat. E-40 and Casual
8. Murs - Hustler Remix feat. Chingo Bling, E-40, and John Cena
9. Baby Blak - Just Begun
10. Pete Rock and CL Smooth - Appreciate

The Hits You Missed:
1. Juvenile - Bounce Back
2. Murs - Ode To a Black Boy
3. Mos Def vs Zero 7 - Umi Says b/w Jamie Cullum - Frontin'
4. Copywrite - H.B.T. (He Burns Trees)
5. Prefuse 73 - H.Y.F. (Hide Ya Face) El-P Remix feat. Ghostface Killah
6. Pep Love - Family and Friends feat. Goapele
7. Showbiz - On My Way feat. Fat Joe and Party Arty
8. Diamond D - So Lovely
9. Nas - Know My Style Remix
10. Jedi Mind Tricks - On The Eve Of War feat. GZA

The Albums You Slept On:
1. Count Bass D - The Producers Cut Pt. 1
2. Ed O.G. feat. Pete Rock - My Own Worst Enemy
3. K-Os - Joyful Rebellion
4. Galt MacDermot - In Film 1969-1973
5. DJ Numark and Pomo - Blendcrafters Vol. 1
6. DJ Premier Presents: Step Ya Game Up
7. Jean Grae - This Week
8. Chan - Part Of The Nation
9. Jedi Mind Tricks - The Legacy Of Blood
10. Louis Logic - Blame It On The Hooch

Most Disappointing:
1. Nas - Streets Disciple
2. Mos Def - The New Danger
3. The Roots - The Tipping Point Slipping Joint
4. Talib Kweli - Beautiful Struggle
5. The Beatnuts - Milk Me
6. El-P - Collecting the Kid
7. Mannie Fresh - The Mind Of Mannie Fresh
8. The Marxmen - M.O.P. Present Marxmen Cinema
9. 213 - The Hard Way
10. Jin - The Rest Is History

Posted by hungwin at January 6, 2005 06:28 PM

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