Rate This Album v. 3.0: Kodak Black - Heart of the Projects

Started by Sav Stanfield, Nov 14, 2018, in Music Add to Reading List

  1. Sav Stanfield
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    Sav Stanfield Moderator

    Nov 14, 2018
    In commemoration of the unveiling of S80 3.0, I have forged an unholy alliance with @Big Cuntry , to resurrect this thread from its' long, cold and dark slumber in the murky depths of S80's forgotten HoF, for its 3rd iteration: Rate This Album v 3.0. From dusty 90's classics to lean-drenched mixtapes of the 2010's, nothing is safe.

    Here’s how it works, from the Big c---- himself:

    "Every day or two, I'll update the topic title with a new album. Everyone rates the album out of ten and writes a blurb about why they gave the album that rating. I'm not asking for an in-depth review, just a sentence or two about why you like or dislike the album. At the end of each rating period, I'll add up all the scores and post sxn80's average score for said album."

    Some ground rules:
    1. Bold your rating so it's easier for me to see.
    2. Don't rate an album if you haven't listened to it at least a few times.
    3. I won't count your rating if you don't write a blurb.
    4. Feel free to nominate an album you want to see rated by sectioneighty

    Make sure to join the usergroup @RateThisAlbum to be alerted when the thread is updated!
     
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  2. Sav Stanfield
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    RESULTS

    • 50 Cent - Get Rich or Die Tryin': 8.8/10 from 20 ratings
    • Kendrick Lamar & TDE - Black Panther: The Album: 6.7/10 from 9 ratings
    • The Notorious B.I.G. - Life After Death: 9.8/10 from 9 ratings
    • Denzel Curry - TA13OO: 7.2/10 from 5 ratings
    • Travis Scott - ASTROWORLD: 7/10 from 10 ratings
    • Jay-Z - The Blueprint: 9.7/10 from 12 ratings
    • Kanye West - The Life of Pablo: 7.4/10 from 18 ratings
    • Nelly - Nellyville: 7.4/10 from 5 ratings
    • Metro Boomin, 21 Savage & Offset - Without Warning: 7.5/10 from 6 ratings
    • Eminem - Revival: 2.8/10 from 29 ratings
    • Kendrick Lamar - d---.: 8.9/10 from 12 ratings
    • OutKast - Aquemini: 9.6/10 from 12 ratings
    • Childish Gambino - Because The Internet: 6.7/10 from 8 ratings
    • Future - DS2: 8.3/10 from 11 ratings
    • Drake - Scorpion: 5.4/10 from 10 ratings
    • Wu-Tang Clan - Enter the Wu-Tang (36 Chambers): 8.9/10 from 13 ratings
    • A$AP Rocky - LiveLoveA$AP: 9.3/10 from 8 ratings
    • Rick Ross - Teflon Don: 8.1/10 from 6 ratings
    • The Game - The Documentary: 8/10 from 8 ratings
    • 6ix9ine - Day 69: Graduation Day: 4.3/10 from 6 ratings
    • Mike Jones - Who Is Mike Jones?: 7.9/10 from 4 ratings
    • Lil Wayne - Tha Carter II: 9/10 from 10 ratings
    • Mos Def - Black on Both Sides: 9.7/10 from 10 ratings
    • Lil Uzi Vert - Luv Is Rage: 8.2/10 from 8 ratings
    • Future - The WIZRD: 8.5/10 from 10 ratings
    • 03 Greedo - God Level: 8.2/10 from 6 ratings
    • YNW Melly - I AM YOU: 8.1/10 from 4 ratings
    • Schoolboy Q - Blank Face LP: 8.2/10 from 6 ratings
    • MF DOOM - Madvillainy: 10/10 from 7 ratings
    • Anderson .Paak - Oxnard: 6.4/10 from 11 ratings
    • Dr. Dre - Compton: 8.4/10 from 11 ratings
    • Young Thug - Barter 6: 8.9/10 from 7 ratings
    • Playboi Carti - Playboi Carti: 7.6/10 from 5 ratings
    • Nipsey Hussle - Victory Lap: 8.4/10 from 5 ratings
    • Pusha T - DAYTONA: 8.1/10 from 18 ratings
    • YG - My Krazy Life: 8.6/10 from 13 ratings
    • Kendrick Lamar - To p---- A Butterfly: 8.2/10 from 15 ratings
    • Future - Honest: 8/10 from 7 ratings
    • Kanye West & Jay-Z - Watch the Throne: 8.5/10 from 16 ratings
    • Lupe Fiasco - Tetsuo & Youth: 6.7/10 from 14 ratings
    • Isaiah Rashad - Cilvia Demo: 8.6/10 from 12 ratings
    • A Tribe Called Quest - We Got It from Here... Thank You 4 Your Service: 9.5/10 from 10 ratings
    • Tyler, The Creator - Flower Boy: 8.7/10 from 6 ratings
     
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  3. Sav Stanfield
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    RATING 1: 50 Cent - Get Rich or Die Tryin
    Release Date: 6 February 2003
    Label: Aftermath/Shady/Interscope

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    Tracklist
    01. Intro (Skit)
    02. What Up Gangsta
    03. Patiently Waiting ft. Eminem
    04. Many Men (Wish Death)
    05. In da Club
    06. High All The Time
    07. Heat
    08. If I Can’t
    09. Blood Hound ft. Young Buck
    10. Back Down
    11. P.I.M.P.
    12. Like My Style ft. Tony Yayo
    13. Poor Lil Rich
    14. 21 Questions ft. Nate Dogg
    15. Don’t Push Me ft. Lloyd Banks & Eminem
    16. Gotta Make It To Heaven
    17. U Not Like Me (Bonus)
    18. Life’s on the Line (Bonus)

    @RateThisAlbum

    GRODT wasn’t just a rap album, it was a moment in global pop culture history. I’m pretty sure my grandmother knows who 50 Cent is. Even though his (rap) career’s been in a downward spiral ever since, GRODT still stands as a timeless classic, one of the last great albums of the classic NY era. I give it a solid 10/10.
     
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  4. DKC
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    Nov 14, 2018
    f--- yes! I was actually just thinking about reviving this for 3.0 but didn't get around to it, and @Sav Stanfield is the perfect poster to keep this updated cuz he's been on top of so many threads in the past. It's been a few years since I've heard GROT so I'ma have to relisten before I rate.
     
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    Also, don't forget to utilize one of 3.0's greatest features and add this thread to your reading list so you can keep up to date with discussion!
     
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    @RateThisAlbum I didn't get a noti for this but might be cuz I was tagged in OP—retagging just in case so sorry for the double tag!
     
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  7. Michael Myers
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    Michael Myers The Boogeyman Is Coming

    Nov 14, 2018
    Also have to relisten, great for picking this up again Sav!

    @Big Cuntry savs tag worked!

    Edit: listening now but tbh

    GRODT is great. In da Club is one of the most iconic rap songs of all time. This album has many other classic songs (including the amazing Eminem featured Patiently Waiting and of course p----). 50 may not be the best rapper ever but his charisma on the mic and storytelling on this album is top notch. Also have to give Dre props for the amazing production. This album is an event, and like I said before one of the most iconic rap albums ever. 8.5/10
     
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  8. Sign Language
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    Sign Language We miss you Screw

    Nov 14, 2018
    Gonna re-listen before I rate it :blunt:
     
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  9. TheRealEbonIvore
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    10/10 classic album. Easy.
     
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  10. Fire Squad
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    Fire Squad Boss Don Biggavel

    Nov 14, 2018
    10/10

    This album is such a time machine, few albums ever submerge me so profoundly to a specific time period as much as GRODT. 50 sounded so hungry but had a seasoned vet's confidence (his mixtape days prepared him for this), 50 had you totally convinced he was the hottest thing to hit rap music (which, he absolutely was).

    So many classic tunes all over this s---, the hits don't sound out of place or weigh the whole album down--which tended to plague a lot of 2000s releases. The first 3-4 songs of this is the equivalent to the first drop in a rollercoaster, so much energy and tension just off What Up Gangsta. Monumental album in rap music, like y'all said it was an event.
     
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  11. Big Mitch
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    Nov 14, 2018
    Re-listening now, but I have a feeling it’ll be hard to give this anything less than a 9.
     
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    2/10 terrible album from start to finish, beats are meh 50 cent is boring his delivery is not good and that god awful song its my birthday still haunts me in my nightmares
     
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    Nov 14, 2018
    9.5

    I actually just relistened to this about a week or so ago. Not one track sticks out to me as an instant skip track. This was definitely one of the albums that got me heavier into rap music.
     
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    U have to write a small blurb if u want ur rating to count bro
     
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    8/10

    One of the most purely entertaining albums of the 2000s with 50 at his most charismatic. It's fun, and infectious thanks to a lot of great production and 50's inherently likable persona. It's not a masterpiece by any stretch of the imagination - no one ever thinks to themselves "man I really wanna listen to Poor Lil' Rich or Blood Hound right now" - but when you listen to the album it's no surprise 50 cent captured the hip-hop zeitgeist with it, and the fact that he was never able to top it shows this was something special.
     
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    Winter Super Comfy

    Nov 14, 2018
    8/10

    50 was at the peak of his powers and Dre and the rest of the producers gave him exactly the platform he needed to show them off. Runs a bit too long, but holds up really well considering how of it’s time it was.
     
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    Vos

    Nov 14, 2018
    7.5/10

    Production is outstanding, and 50 sounds hungry and is great at crafting catchy melodies. Lyrically, apart from a few notable spots, it kinda bores me though. I like gangsta rap, but I don't feel 50 did anything new with it. Still a good and enjoyable record, but I don't think it's a classic.
     
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    Very impactful album for the culture. At the time Shady was hot as h---. In Da Club was f---in' hot and p---- is still even playing in clubs today... Production is great, hooks were pretty good. It got one of the best Eminem features ever. Even though, I overplayed the s--- outta this album, I can still bump that s--- from front to back without skipping a song.

    10/10
     
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    Judas Black The Dark Vegan

    Nov 14, 2018
    One of maybe 10 albums in my lifetime I went out and bought on the release date.

    I took my mom's car and drove without a license to get it...lol

    listening to the album was such a refreshment for me. Before I bought this though, I bought 'Guess who's back' which is just as good

    This was just a great time in my life, so this album means a lot to me in many ways. 9.3/10

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    The s--- was insane.. crazy good album. f---ing bananas!!
     
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