After spending a few days importing all my old physical CDs, vinyls, and even cassettes (I have some classic Screw tapes, rare Memphis hip-hop like Low Down Da Sinista, Tommy Wright III etc) into iTunes, I wondered what hip-hop classics my collection was lacking. I currently have a full terabyte of hip-hop.
What classics would you recommend?
1. If it's mainstream (Beastie Boys, 2pac, Biggie etc), I have it.
2. If it's a southern classic (especially from Texas), I probably have it.
3. If it's a "classic" underground hip-hop record (The Pharcyde, Company Flow, Binary Star etc), I probably have it.
What I'm mostly looking for is regional classics or albums that are overlooked, obscure, or otherwise unknown.
I'll be happy to recommend you hip-hop, if you'd like, too.
Let's keep this thread free of genre debates, too. I'll just hope the mods help me out with that. I don't care if you prefer rock over hip-hop or if you think hip-hop is misogynistic or whatever - keep it to yourself.