Thursday, December 20, 2007

Dart Adams presents The Top 50 Hip Hop Albums Of 2007 (According To Me)

I did this entire list starting this morning at 10:00 AM and rather than putting the list into numerical order from first to fiftieth, I decided to just put ‘em in alphabetical order. Here’s the damn list, people! Now you can stop e-mailing me and sending me MySpace messages about it. Nah for real, here it is. Feel free to critique it or complain about omissions in the comments box below:

7L & Esoteric-The New Dope/Egoclapper
9th Wonder- The Dream Merchant Vol. 2
Aesop Rock-None Shall Pass
Away Team-Traning Day
Bishop Lamont & Black Milk-Caltroit

Black Miilk-Popular Demand
Blu & Exile-Below The Heavens

Blue Scholars-Bayani

Camp Lo-Black Hollywood
Charon Don & DJ Huggy (Hands Down)-Art Of Life

Common-Finding Forever
Consequence-Don’t Quit Your Day Job
Cunnlynguists-Dirty Acres
Danny!-Danny Is Dead
DJ Babu-The Beat Tape Vol. 1
DJ Muggs & Sick Jacken featuring Cynic-Legend Of The Mask & The Asssassin

El-P-I’ll Sleep When You’re Dead
Evidence-The Weatherman LP/Red Tape Instrumentals
Ghostface Killah-The Big Doe Rehab
Hell Razah-Rennaisance Child/Blue Sky Black Death & Hell Razah-Razah’s Ladder

Hezekiah-I Predict A Riot
Joe Budden-Mood Musik 3 (For Better Or Worse)

Joell Ortiz-Bodega: The Brick Chronicles
Johnson & Jonson (Blu & Mainframe)-Powders & Oils
Kano-Kano Mixtape/London Town
Kanye West-Graduation
Kidz In The Hall & Mick Boogie-Detention
Large Professor-Beatz Volume 2
Little Brother-Getback

Lupe Fiasco-Lupe Fiasco’s The Cool
Marco Polo-Port Authority
Median-Median’s Relief
MF Grimm-Hunt For The Gingerbread Man
Oh No-Dr. No’s Oxperiment
Ohmega Watts-Watts Happening

One Be Lo-The R.E.B.I.R.T.H.
Pharoahe Monch-Desire
Royce Da 5’9-The Bar Exam
Sean Price-Jesus Price Superstar
Snowgoons-German Lugers
Special Teamz-Stereotypez

Statik Selektah-Spell My Name Right: The Album
Talib Kweli-Eardrum
Talib Kweli & Madlib-Liberation
Termanology-Hood Politics V
Waajed presents The War LP
Y Society-Travel At Your Own Pace
Dart’s 2007 Honorable Mentions:
Apathy-Baptized By Fire
Archetype-Bleed For Them
Army Of The Pharaohs-Rituals Of Battle
Arts The Beatdoctor-Transitions
Big City-The City Never Sleeps
Black Philly & Reasonance-Insert Album Title Here
Blockhead-Uncle Tony’s Coloring Book
Braille-The IV & Counter Attack EP/Extra Box For Japan
Brother Ali-The Undisputed Truth
Chrome Children 2
Clutch Player-The Atlantic Connection
Cormega- Who Am I? DVD Soundtrack
Custom Made-Truth Be Told EP/Heavy Traffic
Dahlak-Dual Conscience
Devin The Dude-Waiting To Inhale
Dub Floyd & Wally Sparks present Hip Hop Docktrine 2
DJ Jazzy Jeff-Return Of The Magnificent
Eternia-The Set Up
Freeway-Free At Last
Guilty Simpson- Stray Bullets
Hi-Tek-Hiteknology 3
Illa J-EP
Ill Poetic-The World Is Ours
Jay-Z-American Gangster
Jazz Addixx-Oxygen Refreshed
Junk Science-Gran’dad’s Nerve Tonic
J. Medeiros-Of Gods And Girls
Klashnekoff-Lionheart: Tussle With The Beast
Killah Priest-The Offering
Mac Lethal-11:11
Madlib- Beat Konducta In India Vol. 3 & 4
Mick Boogie & Busta Rhymes-Dillagence
Nametag-Ahead Of The Basics
NBS (Natural Born Spitters)-Evolution
NYOil-Hood Treason
Othello-Alive At The Assembly Line
Panacea-The Scenic Route
Peanut Butter Wolf presents 2K8 B-Ball Zombie War
Percee P-Perseverance
Pete Philly & Perquisite-Remindstate/Mystery Repeats
Phat Kat-Carte Blanche
Polyrhythm Addicts-Break Glass
Prince Ali-I Miss 1994/Presents The Corner Ensemble
Prodigy-Return Of The Mac
Pugz Atoms-Conversations With A Chamelion
Redman-Red Gone Wild
RZA presents Afro Samurai: The Soundtrack
Saul Williams-The Inevitable Rise And Liberation Of Niggy Tardust
Senim Silla-The Name, The Motto, The Outcome
Showbiz & A.G-Live Hard EP
Supastition-Leave Of Absence EP
Skyzoo-Cornerstore Classic Mixtape
Stu Bangas-Stu Bangas Vol. 1
Styles P-Super Gangster, Extraordinary Gentleman
Ta’Raach & The Loveolution-The Fevers
Top Shelf-8/8/88
Undersea Fam-West Coast Raw Future
Vandalyzm-The Free EP
Wale-100 Miles & Running
Wisemen-Wisemen Approaching
Witchdoctor-Diary Of An American Witchdoctor
Wildchild-Jack Of All Trades
Wiz Khalifa-Prince Of The City 2
Wu Tang Clan-The 8 Diagrams
Wyclef Jean-Carnival Vol. II: Memoirs Of An Immigrant

I missed about 20 albums that I’m sure Eric @ When They Reminisce and Travis @ Wake Your Daughter Up will remind me of (The Smile Rays, for instance). This is all off the top of my head. To my Boston peoples, I may have forgot some of your mixtapes because there were so many so if I missed any of y’all joints don’t take it as a diss, it’s just that I was trying to put up Hip Hop releases with nationwidewide distribution or online distribution and I missed yours by mistake.

All greivances should be made below. Happy Birthday to Christina @ Showbunny Entertainment & my brother Buctayla.



maxtet said...

Thes One-Lifestyle Marketing

Other than that, cool..

Anonymous said...

Good to see two albums from Kansas (11:11 and Bleed for Them) mentioned. Love the blog.

Anonymous said...

the alphabetical order was fine...except the lack of you naming a clear favorite.
do you have one?

Dart Adams said...

@ Andrew:

I love them all (The Top 50, at least) equally as if they were my children.


Travis said...

nothing blaringly jumps out at me as far as you missing, but I'm sure we'll have some disagreements when I post mine up in the next week or two.

AaronM said...

Great list, Dart. I linked it up on my list of lists over at Metal Lungies.
Nice picks all around, I oughta check here more often.

Max said...

Good list all around. May have been a good call by not naming a favorite disc of 2007, since when the quality of music is not as high as it was even five years ago, we should be embracing everything good on an equal level.

Is that Muggs album really that good? I was never a fan of Psycho Realm, but I did lik ethe Grandmasters album. Is it more along those lines?

Hip Hop Isn't Dead
(I add this because of the other 'Max" that posted first)

Anonymous said...

Nice List Dart. It's interesting to see how many of those albums i own. Only major difference on my list is "American Gangster". love the blog.

@slushygutter said...

excellent brah
i think we overlap on almost all.
Im really looking forward to getting into the new One Be Lo joint and Lupe's joint.
happy new year