must buys if your just getting into old school rap

A Listmania! list by s.h. (Canada)
1.  Eazy-Duz-It by Eazy E
The list author says:
  "I am a little biased because he is my favourite rapper but this CD is amazing and one of the first of its kind. You will no what im talking about after the first track."
CDN$ 11.79   Used & New from: CDN$ 7.02
4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (6 customer reviews)

Lifestylez Ov Da Poor And Dangerous
2.  Lifestylez Ov Da Poor And Dangerous by Big L
The list author says:
  "This CD is very east coast with great beats, I LOVE it and I am mainly a fan of west coast rap. A must have addition to a hip hop collection."
CDN$ 18.96   Used & New from: CDN$ 5.72
4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (22 customer reviews)

Straight Outta Compton: 20th Anniversary Edition
3.  Straight Outta Compton: 20th Anniversary Edition by N.W.A.
The list author says:
  "Ovbiously this was going to be on here. If you dont own this CD you pretty much know nothing about where gangster rap came from"
CDN$ 11.40   Used & New from: CDN$ 5.93
4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (98 customer reviews)

Paid In Full (Expanded)
4.  Paid In Full (Expanded) by Eric B. and Rakim
The list author says:
  "This CD is amazing. If you want to hear solid skills on all fronts buy this. Eric B and Rakim are legends in hip hop."
CDN$ 6.99   Used & New from: CDN$ 3.72
4.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (61 customer reviews)

Rhyme Pays
5.  Rhyme Pays by Ice-T
The list author says:
  "This CD is personally my favourite by Ice T. Its one of the first that touched on gangster rap. Also check out Power and OG also great cds."
CDN$ 80.52   Used & New from: CDN$ 15.70
4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (11 customer reviews)

Life Is...Too Short
6.  Life Is...Too Short by Too $hort
The list author says:
  "just wait until you hear too short say BIAATCH and you will be sold. If you want to hear solid skills and dont care about offending women this is a classic cd."
CDN$ 11.38   Used & New from: CDN$ 5.56
4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (15 customer reviews)

Ready To Die
7.  Ready To Die by Notorious B.I.G.
The list author says:
  "This will be ranked very high on a lot of lists and it is deserving because he was very talented and production is greats. Some tracks are not for me but thats clearly just my taste.Its not overrated"
CDN$ 111.81   Used & New from: CDN$ 11.99
4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (229 customer reviews)

Ruthless For Life
8.  Ruthless For Life by M.C. Ren
The list author says:
  "one of the most underrated rappers ever. This is the only actual CD I own of his because others are difficult to get. Check out shock of the hour and mad scientist"
CDN$ 14.88   Used & New from: CDN$ 9.01
4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (5 customer reviews)

Naughty's Nicest:Greatest Hits
9.  Naughty's Nicest:Greatest Hits by Naughty By Nature
The list author says:
  "If you've heard that Treach is one of the greatest rappers ever you'll know why once you listen to this CD. This CD also has great production."
CDN$ 12.03   Used & New from: CDN$ 11.24
4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)

Black Mafia Life
10.  Black Mafia Life by Above the Law
The list author says:
  "If you love g funk (ex) The Chronic) then this is the CD for you. Some have argued that its actually the first G-funk cd as oppossed to the chronic."
CDN$ 33.99   Used & New from: CDN$ 20.56
4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (7 customer reviews)

Flesh Of My Flesh Blood Of My
11.  Flesh Of My Flesh Blood Of My by Dmx
The list author says:
  "I could have put this or Its Dark and Hell is Hot, I think I play this one more. This is when he was at his best."
CDN$ 14.05   Used & New from: CDN$ 2.47
4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (357 customer reviews)

Amerikkkas Most Wanted
12.  Amerikkkas Most Wanted by Ice Cube
The list author says:
  "This is probably my favourite CD from him as a solo artist (also its his first). I prefer other artists but he is a great rapper, also check him out in Westside Connection."
CDN$ 12.46   Used & New from: CDN$ 6.38
4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (10 customer reviews)

E 1999 Eternal
13.  E 1999 Eternal by Bone Thugs N Harmony
The list author says:
  "Discovered by Eazy-E. I wasn't sure if i'd like them but this CD is amazing its almost indescribable you just have to listen. I would rank higher but some artists/groups are more historical."
CDN$ 15.46   Used & New from: CDN$ 10.47
4.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (32 customer reviews)

Low End Theory
14.  Low End Theory by a Tribe Called Quest
The list author says:
  "not gangster rap or anything close to that but it doesn't really matter this CD is a classic, I find it kind of dry at points but Im ovbiously a fan of harder rap."
CDN$ 8.15   Used & New from: CDN$ 4.46
4.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (111 customer reviews)

A Wolf In Sheeps Clothing
15.  A Wolf In Sheeps Clothing by Black Sheep
The list author says:
  "This CD like the last isnt hardcore rap or anything but there is a lot of talent and unique story telling, you'll have to listen over again to catch things you missed. The song Black wit N.V. is best."
CDN$ 8.73   Used & New from: CDN$ 3.45
4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (23 customer reviews)

No One Can Do It Better
16.  No One Can Do It Better by the D.O.C.
The list author says:
  "this man is talented. probably one of the best writers in hip hop. Closely affiliated wit N.W.A, Eazy,and  Dr. Dre if you love him ( I don't)"
CDN$ 10.38   Used & New from: CDN$ 7.63
4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (32 customer reviews)

17.  Southernplayalisticadillacmuzik by OutKast
The list author says:
  "oh my. This CD is incredible and it is their first. Its probably the most ghetto of all of their offerings."
CDN$ 8.87   Used & New from: CDN$ 5.26
4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (57 customer reviews)

Its On 187um Killa
18.  Its On 187um Killa by Eazy-E
The list author says:
  "Im sure you've heard the Ruthless disses on The Chronic. This from the other end that you may not have heard and is just as awesome (yes im biased) if not more. Also features Knocc Out and Dresta."
CDN$ 8.69   Used & New from: CDN$ 7.61
4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (45 customer reviews)

Kickin' Game
19.  Kickin' Game by Havoc & Prodeje
The list author says:
  "These guys are from south central cartel which is a legendary west coast rap group. This is one of the smoothest g funk cds ive ever heard."
CDN$ 58.90   Used & New from: CDN$ 57.50
4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)

Quik Is the Name
20.  Quik Is the Name by DJ Quik
The list author says:
  "great CD not acknowledged as often as it should be. Great G-funk tracks. Also check out Safe + Sound."
CDN$ 25.95   Used & New from: CDN$ 11.99
4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (13 customer reviews)

21.  Efil4zaggin by N.W.a.
The list author says:
  "Second album from the group. I like the first one better but still GREAT tracks. Ice Cube isnt on this by the way."
CDN$ 8.55   Used & New from: CDN$ 4.13
3.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)

Real Brothas
22.  Real Brothas 
The list author says:
  "This is the only CD on here that I dont actually own but I had to put it up. Knocc Out was only 17 when they made this, they are both great not well known rappers."
CDN$ 84.95   Used & New from: CDN$ 69.76
4.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (9 customer reviews)

23.  Untouchable by Mac Mall
The list author says:
  "This is the only CD i have of his it is great though, very talented rapper."
CDN$ 14.37   Used & New from: CDN$ 9.01
4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (13 customer reviews)

Devils Night
24.  Devils Night by D-12
The list author says:
  "This came out in 2000s but this group is very talented. Dont just listen to the tracks with Eminem because almost all the members are/were very good rappers."
CDN$ 9.13   Used & New from: CDN$ 3.65
4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (260 customer reviews)

The Marshall Mathers LP
25.  The Marshall Mathers LP by Eminem
The list author says:
  "Again i know this cd came out in 2000 but it is probably his best CD, all tracks are very good."
CDN$ 5.00   Used & New from: CDN$ 0.39
4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (933 customer reviews)

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Last updated: 02/12/10
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