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I am trying to study up on lyrics, flows, etc for personal reasons. Let me know what classic albums you’d recommend. I became a fan of hip hop in 2008 so anything prior.
 

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Enter The Wu-Tang (36 Chambers) (1993)
Tical (Method Man: 1994)
Return To The 36 Chambers: The Dirty Version (Ol' Dirty Bastard: 1995)
Only Built 4 Cuban Linx... (Raekwon: 1995)
Liquid Swords (Genius/GZA: 1995)
Ironman (Ghostface Killa: 1996)

Listen to them in that order

RZA is literally top 3 Producers across any genre
 

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For one-and-done conceptual songs: lupe fiasco discog

For traditional hip hop lyricism: Notorious BIG
For traditional hip hop lyricism w/ experimental flare: Outkast

For fast melodic flows: Bone Thugs
For fast non-melodic flows: Twista

For outlandish lyricism: Eminem
For layered metaphorical lyrics: Jay-Z

For peak 2000s era punchine rap: Ludacris, Fabolous, Jadakiss, Joe Budden etc.
 

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NIGHTMAN said:
Enter The Wu-Tang (36 Chambers) (1993)
Tical (Method Man: 1994)
Return To The 36 Chambers: The Dirty Version (Ol' Dirty Bastard: 1995)
Only Built 4 Cuban Linx... (Raekwon: 1995)
Liquid Swords (Genius/GZA: 1995)
Ironman (Ghostface Killa: 1996)

Listen to them in that order

RZA is literally top 3 Producers across any genre
That first wave of Wu albums :phew:
 

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Ridin' Dirty
Internal Affairs
Things Fall Apart
6 Feet Deep
The Red Album
 

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NIGHTMAN said:
Enter The Wu-Tang (36 Chambers) (1993)
Tical (Method Man: 1994)
Return To The 36 Chambers: The Dirty Version (Ol' Dirty Bastard: 1995)
Only Built 4 Cuban Linx... (Raekwon: 1995)
Liquid Swords (Genius/GZA: 1995)
Ironman (Ghostface Killa: 1996)

Listen to them in that order

RZA is literally top 3 Producers across any genre
 
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