Blogging live to you and yours! It’s your boy TWOTALL4UFOOL! This is a post that I’ve been wanting to do for a while. Listing my top ten favorite LPs or full length albums of all time. Now I have pretty odd taste in music for the most part. But some of you may be surprised what I list on here. I’ll do my top ten alphabetically by artist.They will be ten different artists. After the top ten I’ll have a couple of honorable mentions. I’ll also list any singles/videos off that album, my personal favorite tracks, and any further listening from that artist or producer. Ready? Here we go!
Bone Thugs-n-Harmony: E. 1999 Eternal
If you know me well you know that Bone Thugs-n-Harmony is my favorite music artists of all time. So it was difficult to find my favorite album from them but in the end I had to go with their first LP E. 1999 Eternal. And there are a lot of great tracks on this album so I know I made the right choice. When I first heard Bone Thugs as a youth there style was just so unique. And I feel this album was done in a great way that rap albums weren’t done during that time. Bone has their radio hits but if you want to hear a raw great Bone album I would recommend anyone picking this LP up.
Personal Favorites: Eternal, Crept & We Came, Down ’71 (The Getaway), Buddah Lovaz, Mo’ Murda, Crossroad (Original Mix)
Further Listening: Creepin On Ah Come Up, The Art Of War, BTNHResurrection, Thug World Order
The Click: Down and Dirty
Are you familiar with the rapper E-40? Well this is the group that he started with which consists of himself, Suga-T (his sister), D-Shot (his brother), and B-Legit (his cousin). I listened to this album for the first time a few years ago and I was very blown away by what I heard. It may be from the early 90s but I was very impressed with it. When the group the group got signed to Jive a few years later some of the songs were remixed. However some of the original songs were omitted. Listen to both versions of this album and you be the judge of which tracks are the best.
Singles: Tired Of Being Stepped On
Personal Favorites: Let’s Get Drunk, Street Life, Tramp Dogs, Old School (1995 Reissue), The Sh*t That Will F*** With Your Brain Boy, Porno Star
Further Listening: Game Related, E-40: Federal, E-40: The Mail Man, E-40: In A Major Way
Coolio: Gangsta’s Paradise
This was the first LP I bought with my own money as a kid. Coolio some of you may remember was one of the hottest rappers in the mid 90s and when I saw that he was putting out a CD with one of my favorite songs by him at the time I knew I had to get my hands on it. It sold well and it is a really good album. If you think Coolio is a G rated rapper think again. He goes hard on this and is one of my favorite LPs to this day. I don’t care what anyone says.
Personal Favorites: Geto Highlites, Kinda High Kinda Drunk, Is This Me?, Bright As The Sun, The Revolution
Further Listening: It Takes A Thief, WC & The Maad Circle: Ain’t A Damn Thang Changed
Gym Class Heroes: The Quilt
This was my favorite LP back from 2008. I loved this CD from top to bottom. Very well produced and I think at the time Gym Class Heroes were very underrated. Cool & Dre produced some of tracks on this album along with Patrick Stump and they all sound good. I feel Gym Class was a different type of band at the time trying to find their sound. And they made it work with this masterpiece. This is their best work in my opinion.
Personal Favorites: Catch Me If You Can, Live a Little, Don’t Tell Me It’s Over, Home, Kissin’ Ears, No Place To Run
Further Listening: The Papercut Chronicles, As Cruel as School Children
Ice Cube: Lethal Injection
Now I know what some of you Ice Cube fans are thinking! How can this be your favorite Ice Cube LP? All of Cube’s work is great but Lethal Injection is my favorite. Some people may criticize it for trying to keep up with the g-funk sound coming out of the West Coast at the time but I feel like he killed it. If you have ever seen him in concert he performs quite a bit of these songs. It’s very well done and isn’t very long. Short and to the point. It was reissued years back.
Personal Favorites: Ghetto Bird, What Can I Do?, Lil Ass Gee, Make It Rough, Make It Smooth, Down For Whatever, Enemy, Lil Ass Gee (Eerie Gumbo Remix) (2003 Reissue)
Further Listening: Amerikkka’s Most Wanted, Kill At Will, Death Certificate, The Predator
Linkin Park: Meteora
Linkin Park was one of my favorite bands from my high school years. This was a difficult one but I feel Meteora was the band’s best work. It wasn’t a long LP so I can run through it quickly whenever I feel like listening to Linkin Park. So many memories off this one and I’m still sad I never got to see this band live when I had the chance. RIP Chester Bennington!
Personal Favorites: Don’t Stay, Easier To Run
Further Listening: Hybrid Theory, Minutes To Midnight, Fort Minor: The Rising Tied
Michael Jackson: Bad
I remember having this old audio cassette as far back as I can remember. I wish I didn’t lose it cause I’m sure it would be worth a lot of money today….. maybe. I had to get the King of Pop on this list and why not a better LP than Bad. This record has no skippable tracks in my opinion. Michael Jackson was truly a genius. You know you have an excellent album if just about all of it was released as a single.
Personal Favorites: Bad, Man In The Mirror, Another Part Of Me, Smooth Criminal, Liberian Girl, Speed Demon
Further Listening: Off The Wall, Thriller, Dangerous
2Pac: Strictly 4 My N.IG.G.A.Z…
Now 2Pac has had many great LPs. But this one is my favorite. I definitely think its his funkiest album with the production. You kind of can’t go wrong with 2Pac in my opinion because all of his albums were great. But I feel this one flys under the radar. A lot of great songs on this LP. I feel like this is the album that started getting 2Pac a lot more attention than he was already getting during that time. It kind of sucks that none of his LPs have been reissued yet. Maybe we’ll get some one of these days.
Personal Favorites: Last Wordz, Peep Game, Strugglin’, Guess Who’s Back, Representin’ 93, Strictly 4 My N.I.G.G.A.Z…, The Streetz Are Deathrow,
Further Listening: 2Pacalypse Now, Thug Life, Me Against The World, All Eyez On Me
Now I know many of you may not be familiar with the Twinz. That’s ok. Their album was produced by Warren G. This masterpiece is g-funk at its finest. Anytime I turn this the LP on I’m always in for a relaxing time. Regardless of if you like rap or not you have to admit that it at least sounds really good. Look for this one on your favorite streaming service. You won’t be disappointed.
Further Listening: The Dove Shack: This Is The Shack
Warren G: Regulate…G Funk Era
This album introduced a sound that was never heard before. Now Warren G may not have invented g-funk but he sure capitalized on the sound. People to this day still bump his hits like they were made yesterday. Why don’t they make music like this these days?Anyway a great sounding album that featured him Nate Dogg, The Dove Shack, and the Twinz. If it is any track you all should check out on this LP it is Regulate.
Personal Favorites: Recognize, So Many Ways, This Is The Shack
Further Listening: Take A Look Over Your Shoulder, I Want It All
Bone Brothers- Bone Brothers
Dr. Dre- The Chronic
Red Hot Chili Peppers- Blood Sugar Magik
Snoop Dogg- Doggystyle
So there you have it guys. Those are my top ten favorite LPs of all time. This was not an easy to come up with by any means. It took a while to put together. Hopefully I may have inspired you share some of your music collection in one way or another. Until next time. Blogging live to you and yours! It’s your boy TWOTALL4UFOOL! Remember that TOGETHER EVERYONE ACHIEVES MORE! Thanks for reading folks. Stay real and keep coming back for more great content.