RHH: Is this The Co_oL's top 100 East coast albums list?

Yes it is!

Since Perotta did his top 100 southern albums I figured I'd make this... I'm not including instrumental albums and in the case of collab albums, both of the artists involved must be based in the east. I won't order them either because that would literally take forever.

Considering it's is arguably the most prolific region in terms of releases, there is going to be more good albums left out so bear that in mind but feel free to give your feedback

A Tribe Called Quest - The Low End Theory

A Tribe Called Quest - Midnight Marauders

A Tribe Called Quest - People's Instinctive Travels and the Paths of Rhythm

Aesop Rock - Labor Days

AZ - Doe or Die

Big Daddy Kane - It's a Big Daddy Thing

Big Daddy Kane - Long Live the Kane

Big L - Lifestylez ov da Poor & Dangerous

Big Pun - Capital Punishment

Black Moon - Enta da Stage


Black Sheep - A Wolf in Sheep's Clothing

Black Star - Mos Def & Talib Kweli Are Black Star

Boogie Down Productions - Criminal Minded

Brand Nubian - One for All

Cage - Hell's Winter

Cage - Movies for the Blind

Canibal Ox - The Cold Vein

Canibus - Rip the Jacker

Company Flow - Funcrusher Plus

Cormega - The Realness


DangerDoom - The Mouse and the Mask

Das EXF - Dead Serious

De La Soul - De La Soul is Dead

De La Soul - Stakes is High

De La Soul - 3 Feet High and Rising

Dead Prez - Let's Get Free

Diamond D - Stunts, Blunts and Hip Hop

Digable Planets - Reachin' (A New Refutation of Time and Space)

D.I.T.C. - D.I.T.C.

DMX - It's Dark and Hell is Hot


Edo. G & Pete Rock - My Own Worst Enemy

EMPD - Strictly Business

Eric. B & Rakim - Follow the Leader

Eric. B & Rakim - Paid in Full

Fugees - The Score

Gang Starr - Daily Operation

Gang Starr - Hard to Earn

Gang Starr - Moment of Truth

Ghostface Killah - FishScale

Ghostface Killah - Ironman


Ghostface Killah - Supreme Clientele

Gravediggaz - 6 Feet Deep

GZA - Liquid Swords

J-Live - All of the Above

J-LIve - The Best Part

Jay-Z - The Black Album

Jay-Z - The Blueprint

Jay-Z - Reasonable Doubt

Jedi Mind Tricks - Violent by Design

Jeru the Damaja - The Sun Rises in the East


Killah Priest - Heavy Mental

Kool G Rap & DJ Polo - Live and Let Die

Kool G Rap - 4,5,6

Kool Keith - Dr. Octagoneclogyst

KRS-One - Return of the Boob-Bap

The Last Emperor - Music, Magic, Myth

Lord FInesse - Funky Technician

The L.O.X. - We Are the Streets

Main Source - Breaking Atoms

Masta Ace - Disposable Arts


Masta Ace - A Long Hot Summer

Method Man - Tical

Method Man & Redman - Blackout!

MF DOOM - Mm.. Food

MF DOOM - Operation: Doomsday

Mobb Deep - The Infamous

Mos Def - Black on Both Sides

Nas - God's Son

Nas - Illmatic

Nas - It Was Written


Nas - The Lost Tapes

Nas - Stillmatic

The Notorious B.I.G. - Ready to Die

O.C. - Jewelz

O.C. - Word…Life

Organized Konfusion - Stress: The Extinction Agenda

Pete Rock & C.L. Smooth - The Main Ingredient

Pete Rock & C.L. Smooth - Mecca and the Soul Brother

Pharoahe Monch - Internal Affairs

Poor Righteous Teachers - Holy Intellect


Prince Paul - A Prince Among Thieves

Public Enemy - It Takes a Nation of Millions to Hold Us Back

Q-Tip - The Renaissance

Raekwon - Only Built 4 Cuban Linx…

Raekwon - Only Built 4 Cuban Linx… Pt. II

Rakim - The 18th Letter

Redman - Muddy Waters

Reflection Eternal - Train of Thought

Roc Marciano - Marcberg

The Roots - Game Theory


The Roots - Illadelph Halflife

The Roots - Things Fall Apart

Showbiz & A.G. - Runaway Slave

Skyzoo - The Salvation

Slick Rick - The Great Adventures of Slick Rick

Talib Kweli - Quality

Tha Connection - Trapeze

Tonedeff - Archetype

Wu-Tang Clan - Enter the Wu-Tang (36 Chambers)

Wu-Tang Clan - Wu-Tang Forever


BQ: Is Trylemma going to round it off by doing his top 100 west coast albums?

17 Answers

  • Anonymous
    8 years ago
    Favourite answer

    I wasn't really feeling it so I edited my answer to include what i thought

    -Things i think might've deserved recognition:

    Body Of the Lifeforce - Afu-Ra

    Fansatic Damage - El-P

    Dah Shinin' Smif-N-Wessun

    Uptown Saturday Night-Camp Lo

    Hi-Teknology 2: The Chip - Hi-Tek

    Doom - Mood

    Black bastards - KMD

    Livin' Proof - Group Home

    I F*cking Hate Rappers - Pack FM

    Sacrifce - Substantial

    Criminal -Scientifik

    Sticky Fingaz - Black Trash: Autobiography of Kirk Jones

    Off the top of my head ^^^ not all of these i assume would make it but im just throwing diversity out there for an example

    -Stuff im not feeling from that list:

    Hells Winter - Cage

    MM.. Food - MF Doom

    God's Son - Nas

    just naming a few from the same artist, i think you shouldve had an album limit

    Source(s): great list though
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  • 8 years ago

    Good list and props for the effort and time....but no Hell On Earth by Mobb Deep? No Perseverance??

    More to consider:

    The Visualz Anthology, Dah Shinin', Black Trash, Mirror Music

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  • ?
    Lv 7
    8 years ago

    Dah Shinin

    Internal Affairs


    Tonedeff is from the South (Clipse is usually considered South and they're from Virginia)

    Great job, though.

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  • Anonymous
    8 years ago

    Wow dude, this looks great. I was listening to Movies for the Blind last night again and definitely appreciate it more.

    Btw, I don't think anyone minds that it isn't in order. I know few people that would have the patience to make lists like these. Props to you guys!

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  • 8 years ago

    Very nice list, thanks for posting. Props for including A Wolf In Sheep's Clothing, Runaway Slave, and Marcberg.

    BQ: That'd be nice. He does them for every year (top 100 West Coast albums of the year) but I've never seen him do a full one.

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  • AmberP
    Lv 7
    8 years ago

    Good list, I think I would have added some different ones and took out some of the ones you have but for the most part I agree with these.

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  • 8 years ago

    You're f*cking amazing.... I'm looking at this list and I can't argue any decisions. I mean you put albums from the very beginning of hip-hop all the way to now-a-days hip-hop. There are about 10 albums on here that I have yet to listen to, and plan on doing so. Good work.

    BQ: Possibly

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  • Anonymous
    8 years ago

    I dig it.... I'd take out The Renaissance though & add in 2000 by Grand Puba. Or maybe Metopolis Gold by All City

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  • Anonymous
    8 years ago

    Now I see why S. Perotta used the one album per artist rule. Great list, but there's hardly anything on here I haven't heard, so it's not really useful.

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  • ITAN
    Lv 6
    8 years ago

    this is a really dope list Good job! I feel edutainment is better than criminal minded though.

    BQ: Oh :( I was thinking about doing a top 100 west coast gangsta rap albums...

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