RHH: S. Perrotta's sort of '100 Greatest Southern Hip-Hop Albums of All Time' List - is it finally here?

Yes, yes it is. For those unfamiliar with the decidedly odd format...

http://answers.yahoo.com/question/index;_ylt=AqqDB...

When shaping this list I took several things into account - accessibility, balance, variety and accurate representation of a state's importance/output. That being said, it's mostly just the quality of music and hopefully a few of these albums (and artists) will be new to the vast majority:

2 Live Crew – As Nasty As They Wanna Be

5th Ward Boyz – Rated G

7even:Thirty – Star: The Seven Thirty Experience

8Ball – Lost

8Ball & MJG – In Our Lifetime

Al Kapone – Sinista Funk

Arrested Development – 3 Years, 5 Months & 2 Days In The Life Of…

Big Boi – Sir Lucious Left Foot: The Son Of Chico Dusty

Big Mello – Wegonefunkwichamind

Big Mike – Somethin’ Serious

Bleubird – RIP U$A (The Birdfleu)

Boogiemonsters – Riders Of The Storm: The Underwater Album

Bubba Sparxxx – Deliverance

Bun B – Trill O.G.

Bushwick Bill – Phantom Of The Rapra

Cee Lo Green – Cee-Lo Green And His Perfect Imperfections

Celph Titled & Buckwild – Nineteen Ninety Now

Chamillionaire – Ultimate Victory

Clipse – Hell Hath No Fury

Collective Efforts – Freezing World

Count Bass D – Dwight Spitz

CunninLynguists – Oneirology

Curren$y – Pilot Talk

CYNE – Evolution Fight

Danny! – Charm

David Banner – Mississippi: The Album

Dead Prez – Let’s Get Free

Devin the Dude – To Tha X-Treme

Dirty – The Pimp & Da Gangsta

DJ Screw – 3 ‘N The Mornin’ (Part Two)

DutchMassive – Junk Planet

Esau – The Debut Album… The Farewell Tour

E.S.G. – Sailin’ Da South

Field Mob – From Tha Roota Too Tha Toota

The Foreign Exchange – Connected

Funkghost – Ultra-Boogie Highlife

Ganksta N-I-P – Interview With A Killa

Geto Boys – Grip It! On That Other Level

Goodie Mob – Soul Food

GRITS – The Art Of Translation

G-Side – The One… Cohesive

Hot Boys – Guerrilla Warfare

Ill Biskits – Chronicle Of Two Losers: First Edition

Jermiside & Danny Diggs – Middle Classic

Jim Crow – Crow’s Nest

Juvenile – 400 Degreez

Killer Mike – I Pledge Allegiance To The Grind

KJ-52 – The Yearbook

Kno – Death Is Silent

The Knux – Remind Me In 3 Days…

Koopsta Knicca – Da Devil’s Playground: Underground Solo

K-Otix – Universal

K-Rino – Solitary Confinement

Lecrae – Rehab

Lil’ Keke – Don’t Mess Wit Texas

Lil Wayne – Tha Carter III

Listener – Wooden Heart

Little Brother – The Listening

Ludacris – Theater Of The Mind

Mars Ill – Backbreakanomics

Master P – Ghetto D

MC 900 Ft. Jesus – Welcome To My Dream

MC Ade – Just Somethin’ To Do

Minamina Goodsong – Four Farmer Circus

Missy Elliott – Supa Dupa Fly

Mystikal – Tarantula

Nappy Roots – Wooden Leather

Nephlim Modulation Systems – Woe Too Thee O Land Whose King Is A Child

N*E*R*D – Fly Or Die

Odd Squad – Fadanuf Fa Erybody!!

OutKast – ATLiens

Phonte – Charity Starts At Home

Poison Clan – Poisonous Mentality

Project Pat – Crook By Da Book: The Fed Story

Psyche Origami – Is Ellipsis

Rick Ross – Deeper Than Rap

Scarface – The Diary

Skillz – From Where???

Sol.Illaquists of Sound – No More Heroes

Speech – Spiritual People

Spirit Agent – Depth Perception

Strange Fruit Project – The Healing

Supastition – Chain Letters

Tela – Piece Of Mind

The Terrorists – Terror Strikes: Always Bizness, Never Personal

Three 6 Mafia – Chapter 2: World Domination

T.I. – Paper Trail

Timbaland & Magoo – Welcome To Our World

Trick Daddy – Thug Matrimony: Married To The Streets

TRU – Tru 2 Da Game

Truth Universal – Self Determination

UGK – Ridin’ Dirty

Unseen – The Idea

Willie Evans Jr. – Communication

Willie Isz – Georgiavania

Witchdoctor – A S.W.A.T. Healin’ Ritual

Yall So Stupid – Van Full Of Pakistans

Young Bleed – My Own

YoungBloodZ – Drankin’ Patnaz

Z-Ro – I’m Still Livin

I did leave out some decent albums out and I'm fully aware that the one album per artist scheme isn't really fair representation. What I might do in the future to make up for this is either post an additional fifty albums that didn't make the cut (in the same vein as above list) or just go all out and extend this to a top 200 - a normal top 200 with potentially multiple albums per artist and proper order from best to worst.

Obviously this is where you get to vent or complain about how I left out a Big K.R.I.T. album (I have two other Mississippi residents in his place) or have Tha Carter III down as Wayne's best album, which I won't change by the way (I'd be kidding myself if I went for the routine choice with each artist).

Do voice your opinions though!

Update:

Big K.R.I.T. is overrated by virtue of slightly more interesting subject matter than his peers, critical acclaim and hype. I also think people put him on a very high pedestal because he goes against a lot of clichés associated with modern southern rappers...

He has yet to do anything really outstanding in my eyes and there's a fine line between an album and a mixtape. I'm not saying that he isn't a very good artist but he had a lot of competition.

As for the Geto Boys album, Grip It! is far more accomplished lyrically and definitive in almost every aspect.

Update 2:

I just couldn't fit Asamov in there and I thought Willie Evans Jr. had the superior album between them. They've been bettered by other inclusions in this list with a similar sound I feel...

Update 3:

My bad Banjo - I completely mixed it up with their debut. Had a dude hiccuping like crazy...

I couldn't leave Grip It! out and a slightly repackaged album isn't going to do that much to impede on a certified classic, however suspect that may sound.

The fact that yahoo is acting up is really going to take the feasibility out of this...

Update 4:

I'm glad I extended this...

Update 5:

I can't recall Grey Skies being critically praised nationwide, in fact it has a reputation as an overlooked album that's merely collected a few nods down the years thanks to David Banner's solo success and some mild hearsay.

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  • VA
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    8 years ago
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    Dope, quite a few of my picks made the cut. Mad props on including David Banner and Supa Dupa Fly, that album is so overlooked. So Missy might not be the most "lyrical" rapper, but the production on that album is great. Some of Timbaland's best work.

    I was slightly surprised to see Fly or Die make cut, but I actually like that album a lot, so that's a good look. Big KRIT is probably my favorite Southern rapper atm, but I see what you mean about the amount of competition. Also, any Southern hip-hop albums list that includes Soul Food or Little Brother/Phonte material gets my vote. As a Southerner, I approve of this list lol. Nice to see a Z-Ro album listed too.

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    http://answers.yahoo.com/question/index;_ylt=AqqDB...

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  • flott
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    4 years ago

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  • 8 years ago

    Great picks. But just about everything Big KRIT's released is better than Crook By Da Book in my opinion. If anyone gets too much hype it's Project Pat or Juvenile. But there's not much to criticize here because it's a solid list considering you can only choose an artist once. Good work.

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  • 8 years ago

    Nice list! There's fair few I'll need to get up on asap!

    @O.G. Loc

    I totally forgot about that album! I'm gonna make a Stop Sleeping for it, it's severely undermentioned.

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  • Cool, hopefully I'll get a few recs through this. I like the inclusion of that Ill Biskits album, it's one of the most slept on gems of the 90's.

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  • 8 years ago

    Cool, hopefully I'll get a few recs through this. I like the inclusion of that Ill Biskits album, it's one of the most slept on gems of the 90's.

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  • 8 years ago

    I'm pretty pleased. You chose ATLiens over Aquemini, Witchdoctor and K-Otix is in there and Cohesive is one of my most beloved albums. Proppity prop props for Spirit Agent too. It just makes me happy to see how many gems the south has, I know you left off a grip of great albums but anyone saying the south is depthless and artificial needs to marinate on this list.

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  • Anonymous
    8 years ago

    You win.

    Out of curiosity though. Why no Asamov?

    EDIT: Word, the list is solid. Props on the Collective Efforts and Bleubird additions, I forgot about them....

    I might have to do a Top 100 West Coast after this...

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  • 8 years ago

    You left off Crooked Lettaz GREY SKIES. List is hella suspect just off that. Banner & Kamikaze created a classic that was crtically praised nationwide. I would put it before ANY other Mississippi album on this list mos def. Although the ones you have are definitely worthy!!

    And although KRIT will at some point be on this list nows too soon imo.

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