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  1. DKC
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    Feb 18, 2015
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    Had this idea for a topic that I think would be a great way to get a general idea of sectioneighty's taste in rap and possibly expose people to new music. I'll start with only rap albums since that's what's most popular here, but I might move onto other genres depending on how popular this is/isn't:

    Every day or two (or whenever I feel like updating if we get good discussion/I forget) 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. Other mods feel free to update this topic with another album if I forget.

    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.

    1. [2/18/15] Isaiah Rashad - Cilvia Demo: 8.1 based on 18 ratings
    2. [2/20/15] Rich g--- - Tha Tour Part 1: 7.2 based on 12 ratings
    3. [2/22/15] Big Boi - Sir Luscious Left Foot: The Son of Chico Dusty: 8.1 based on 12 ratings
    4. [2/24/15] Big Sean - Dark Sky Paradise: 6.9 based on 18 ratings
    5. [2/25/14] Danny Brown - ---: 8.5 based on 11 ratings
    6. [2/27/15] Lil Wayne - Tha Carter III: 7.3 based on 12 ratings
    7. [3/4/15] Souls of Mischief - 93 'til Infinity: 8.7 based on 5 ratings
    8. [3/11/15] Clipse - Lord Willin': 7.9 based on 8 ratings
    9. [3/25/15] Cozz - Cozz & Effect: 7.6 based on 10 ratings
    10. [4/6/15] The Pharcyde - Bizarre Ride II The Pharcyde: 8.3 based upon 10 ratings
    11. [10/21/15] A Tribe Called Quest - Midnight Marauders: 9.1 based upon 8 ratings
    12. [10/24/15] A$AP Rocky - At.Long.Last.A$AP: 6.9 based upon 19 ratings
    13. [11/1/15] Lil Herb - Welcome to Fazoland: 8.4 based upon 5 ratings
    14. [1/5/16] Jay-Z & Kanye West - Watch The Throne: 7.5 based upon 5 ratings
    15. [1/8/16] Lupe Fiasco - The Cool: 8.6 based upon 7 ratings
    16. [1/13/16] Outkast - Stankonia: 7.6 based upon 7 ratings
    17. [1/19/16] Future - Pluto: 7.1 based upon 10 ratings
    18. [1/23/16] T.I. - King: 8.5 based upon 7 ratings
    19. [1/29/16] Action Bronson - Blue Chips 2: 6.3 based upon 10 ratings
    20. [2/7/16] 2Pac - Me Against The World: 9.0 based upon 11 ratings
    21. [4/7/16] Eazy-E - Str8 Off Tha Streetz of Muthaphukkin Compton: 5.8 based upon 6 ratings
    22. [5/29/16] Freddie Gibbs - Shadow of a Doubt: 8.3 based upon 16 ratings
    23. [5/31/16] Scarface - The Fix: 9.3 based upon 6 ratings
    24. [6/4/16] Eminem - The Slim Shady LP: 7.9 based upon 24 ratings
    25. [6/6/16] Kevin Gates - Luca Brasi 2: 8.6 based upon 13 ratings
    26. [6/9/16] 50 Cent - The Massacre: 7.3 based upon 20 ratings
    27. [6/16/16] YG - My Krazy Life: 7.9 based upon 26 ratings
    28. [6/19/16] Dr. Dre - The Chronic: 9.2 based upon 19 ratings
    29. [7/4/16] French Montana - Wave Gods: 8.6 based upon 7 ratings
    30. [7/8/16] Joey Bada$$ - Summer Knights: 7.1 based upon 15 ratings
    31. [7/12/16] Nas - It Was Written: 9.1 based upon 15 ratings
    32. [7/23/16] Gucci Mane - The State vs. Radric Davis: 7.5 based upon 7 ratings
    33. [7/27/16] UGK - Super Tight: 8.4 based upon 8 ratings
    34. [7/30/16] Travi$ Scott - Days Before Rodeo: 7.5 based upon 15 ratings
    35. [8/11/16] RERATE: Rich g--- - Tha Tour Part 1: 8.9 based on 11 ratings
    36. [10/26/16] Chief Keef - Finally Rich: 7.8 based upon 7 ratings
    37. [1/4/17] Crime Mob - Crime Mob: xx based upon xx ratings
     
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  2. Nori
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    Here's my rough draft :ohno:
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  3. DKC
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    Oct 22, 2015
    BUMP. With all the dumb s--- going on recently I've spent too much time monitoring children in OT and not enough time discussing music, which is what I'm here for primarily. This was one of my favorite topics, so I'm reviving it. Rules pasted form the first page:

    Every day or two (or whenever I feel like updating if we get good discussion/I forget) 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. Other mods feel free to update this topic with another album if I forget.

    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.

    As for the last album...

    Based upon 10 ratings, SectionEighty gives Bizarre Ride II the Pharcyde an 8.3

    Next up...

    [10/23/15] A Tribe Called Quest - Midnight Marauders
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    I decided to start back up with an album most people (hopefully) have heard. Tagged a bunch of people from last time and some noobs who I think may wanna participate. I'm gonna get Koolo to make a group to join so that we yall never have to get tagged again if you don't care about this.

    @Narsh @Skippy @Flacko @Meero @Fire Squad @Five Star @Tha Story @WPG @Swizz @Bleed @Jet @Changeling @JCinator @Fazers @Joshua Smoses @Kvp187 @MTY @Radeem @Charlie Strangelove @Peter Parker (RIP) @Ordinary Joel @Maximus @Oliver Queen @Mano @Jakey @FreeAgent @Worm @captain awesome @Luke @Saladin @Loyalty etc etc
     
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  4. DKC
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    Jun 16, 2016
    Based upon 20 ratings, SXN80 gives The Massacre a 7.3.

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    In honor of Still Brazy...

    [6/16/16]
    YG - My Krazy Life [2014]
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  5. DKC
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    Jun 9, 2016
    Based upon 13 ratings, SXN80 gives Luca Brasi 2 an 8.6.

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    Well, we made it to 25! I wanna do some more stats later but here's the albums in ranked order:

    1. Scarface - The Fix: 9.3 based upon 6 ratings
    2. A Tribe Called Quest - Midnight Marauders: 9.1 based upon 8 ratings
    3. 2Pac - Me Against The World: 9.0 based upon 11 ratings
    4. Souls of Mischief - 93 'til Infinity: 8.7 based on 5 ratings
    5. Kevin Gates - Luca Brasi 2: 8.6 based upon 13 ratings

    6. Lupe Fiasco - The Cool: 8.6 based upon 7 ratings
    7. Danny Brown - ---: 8.5 based on 11 ratings
    8. T.I. - King: 8.5 based upon 7 ratings
    9. Lil Herb - Welcome to Fazoland: 8.4 based upon 5 ratings
    10. Freddie Gibbs - Shadow of a Doubt: 8.3 based upon 16 ratings

    11. The Pharcyde - Bizarre Ride II The Pharcyde: 8.3 based upon 10 ratings
    12. Isaiah Rashad - Cilvia Demo: 8.1 based on 18 ratings
    13. Big Boi - Sir Luscious Left Foot: The Son of Chico Dusty: 8.1 based on 12 ratings
    14. Eminem - The Slim Shady LP: 7.9 based upon 24 ratings
    15. Clipse - Lord Willin': 7.9 based on 8 ratings

    16. Cozz - Cozz & Effect: 7.6 based on 10 ratings
    17. Outkast - Stankonia: 7.6 based upon 7 ratings
    18. Jay-Z & Kanye West - Watch The Throne: 7.5 based upon 5 ratings
    19. Lil Wayne - Tha Carter III: 7.3 based on 12 ratings
    20. Rich g--- - Tha Tour Part 1: 7.2 based on 12 ratings

    21. Future - Pluto: 7.1 based upon 10 ratings
    22. A$AP Rocky - At.Long.Last.A$AP: 6.9 based upon 19 ratings
    23. Big Sean - Dark Sky Paradise: 6.9 based on 18 ratings
    24. Action Bronson - Blue Chips 2: 6.3 based upon 10 ratings
    25. Eazy-E - Str8 Off Tha Streetz of Muthaphukkin Compton: 5.8 based upon 6 ratings

    The average rating is 7.9.

    Gonna be gone this weekend, so I'll do one that's a bit more controversial in terms of ratings so we can get some good discussion. I'll be back to change this Tuesday (though Joel/Fire Squad/Boyz/whoever feel free to change before then if you have an idea:

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    50 Cent - The Massacre [2005] ( @Mike Tyson )
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  6. DKC
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    Jun 4, 2016
    Based upon 6 ratings, SXN80 gives The Fix a 9.3.

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    Note: Because this is an Eminem album, I'm gonna require a few sentences at minimum for your rating to count in order to curb blind hatred/stanism. Also, if anyone tags EminemSXN I'm banning you from this thread for life.

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    Eminem - The Slim Shady LP [1999]
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  7. DKC
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    Jul 12, 2016
    That's a great start! Bumping in the whip is one of rap's most sought qualities. However, "lit" is a term usually used to describe contemporary rap. I'd like to see you justify its usage for a classic 90s album. Also, I might consider tweaking the rating a little big as you rewrite. I will have office hours later today if you need more 1on1 help.
     
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  8. xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
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    Jul 4, 2016
    10/10

    Best album of all time. The quintuple lyrical metaphorical entendres are off the charts.
     
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    May 29, 2016
    9/10 might just be Gibbs best work to date, the production is great, no weak songs (people that hate on basketball wives need to end it) and his new sing/rap style on this tape is great. I'd say this is equal to Pinata and slightly better than Midwestboxframemusic or whatever the f--- that tapes title is



    Careless is possibly the most addicting song i ever heard
     
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  10. DKC
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    ^obviously never smoked a stunna blunt (the big dogs)
     
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  11. DKC
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    Jul 30, 2016
    Based upon 8 ratings, SXN80 gives Super Tight an 8.4.

    @RateThisAlbum what is sxn80's general consensus on Travi$ Scott these days? In a world where @Trippy Skippy finally sees him as a fraud, who knows!

    [7/30/16]
    Travi$ Scott - Days Before Rodeo [2014]
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    Jul 12, 2016
    This album aged beautifully, It outclasses illmatic lyrically and production wise, but has a slightly less consistent tracklist. I cant think of an album that excecuted the mafioso-style better than this.

    Favorite tracks: Take it in blood, affirmative action, the message

    9.5/10
     
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  13. Enigma
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    Jul 12, 2016
    By far my favorite Nas album. "It Was Written" strays away from the gritty sound of Illmatic and is a much more polished sounding album. If "Illmatic" was Nas observing crime through his bedroom window as a kid, "It Was Written" is Nas as a teen going out and experiencing that lifestyle himself. Per usual Nas can illustrate hood stories like very few can: with such detail and charisma. He takes you from wherever you are and places you in his setting. A classic album that I still have the urge to listen to till this day. 8.7/10

    P.S. Foxy Brown's verse on Affirmative Action still gives me goose bumps lol
     
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    marmin shkreli multi til the sun die

    Jul 12, 2016
    Nas is one of the greats and this album is a testament to that. The Message is one of my favorite Nas and Hip-Hop songs of all time, and I have personal love for The Set Up as well as If I Ruled the World. My only true gripe with the LP is the abundance of weak hooks. However, Nas more than makes up for it with great verse after great verse, whether it be Nas's ability to depict the world around him or his effortless flow. Love the Dre production on Nas is Coming, as well as the Cornega and AZ features. 9.2 /10 for me
     
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    Jul 8, 2016
    7.5/10 This was the first joey project i ever heard, some of his best tracks on here like 95 till infinty, my yout, unorthodox, but it definitley has some filler tracks. Cant really call it a good front to back listen but its definitley a solid mixtape and i havent stopped replaying some of these tracks since it dropped.
     
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  16. Loyalty
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    Loyalty we go hard on earth

    Jun 9, 2016
    Great work on this so far @BigCountry

    7.5/10

    Love this album but it's overly long. Nostalgia definitely keeps me loving this, so many catchy songs. But towards the end it feels like it should have been only like 15 tracks. Also I was bummed when I bought the deluxe edition that had a music video for each song and they were all low-budget videos (as far as I remember). However the first half of the album is :emoji_fire: I still remember hearing it blaring out of a guy's car in the Wendy's drive-thru the week it came out, when I worked there.. and I was like hey I have that cd and it was bumpin'

    The Hate It or Love It remix is still a fave of mine. Was it the only song with all 5 G-Unit members (at the time) on it?
     
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  17. DKC
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    Jun 6, 2016
    Based upon 24 ratings, SXN80 gives The Slim Shady LP a 7.9.

    @RateThisAlbum at Soldier's request...

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    Kevin Gates - Luca Brasi 2 [2014]
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    I, like many users here, used to be a huge stan. These days I don't find myself listening to Eminem very often, but when I do, it's pretty much 100% this album. It's a great showcasing of his technical ability without it sounding rappity rap-y for the sake of being rappity rap-y (Rock Bottom is a good example). He was actually funny back then, and I think it strikes the perfect balance between the cartoonish violence of the Slim Shady character (I'm Shady, Just Don't Give a f---), with his more introspective songs (If I Had, Rock Bottom), and narrative driven ones (Brain Damage, As the World Turns). The dated shock value/skits bring it down a bit...as a 25-year-old, listening to someone (who was older than me when he wrote it) rap about raping someone just does not do anything for me.

    8/10
     
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    Jun 4, 2016
    10/10
    5 stars
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  20. DKC
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    May 31, 2016
    Based upon 16 ratings, SXN80 gives Shadow of a Doubt an 8.3.

    @RateThisAlbum remember to write a blurb or your vote won't be counted.

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    Scarface - The Fix [2002]
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