Favorite Tracks: White Iverson, I fall apart, congratulations, go flex
Least Favorite Tracks: Deja Vu
Commentary: I praise this album especially considering that its his debut album. The rap mixed with r&b tones flows together real well. I know a lot of people hate on him for “appropriating culture” but that doesn’t make him bad. I think he is a very experimental artist and that is what I like about him.
Best Tracks: Devastated, Temptation, Land of the free, Amerikkkan Idol
Worst Tracks: none
Commentary: Best Album Of 2017. His verses are incredible and he drops some serious bars. Rhyme scheme is insane. The topics of his songs are serious so it’s nice to here some serious music. My #1 album of 2017.
Commentary: This album put West Coast hip hop on the map. It was the birth of Gangsta rap. Launched the careers of great rappers who would later influence the rap game in their own right. Dre with more g Funk elements. Ice Cube with more roughness. This album will go down in history as the most influential album of all time.
Most Favorite Tracks: 99 Problems, Dirt Off Your shoulder, Encore, Allure, Change Clothes
Least favorite Tracks: none
Commentary: This albums was supposed to be his “retirement” album. Thankfully it wasn’t. One of the best Jay-Z albums and one of the best rap albums of the 2000’s. Top 50 rap albums of all time for me(I know you think 50 is a lot but for rap albums it really isn’t) It was put together in a short amount of time which for the quality of it is amazing. Highly recommend you listen to it if you haven’t already.
Commentary: I really like the more mellowness to the album and the samples and intros on some of the songs were cool. U2 was a good addition as a feature. The only reason why it wouldn’t be higher was because some of the lyrics didn’t make sense like on HUMBLE. when K tried to rhyme photoshop with Richard Pryor.
#10-Method Man, favorite song: Da Rockwilder #9-Ol Dirty Bastard, favorite song: Shimmy Shimmy Ya #8-Tyler the Creator, favorite song: Yonkers #7-Kendrick Lamar, favorite song: King Kunta #6-Nas, favorite song: NY State of Mind #5-Jay Z, favorite song: Hard Knock Life #4-Eminem, favorite song: Without Me #3-Kanye West, favorite song: Stronger #2-Biggie, favorite song: Hypnotize #1-2pac, favorite song: Hail Mary
Favorite Tracks: Good Morning, Stronger, Champion, Can’t tell me Nothing, Flashing Lights
Least Favorite Tracks: None
Commentary: One if the best albums of all time by one of the greatest artists of all time. Graduation is my favorite Kanye West album and top 5 favorite albums. I really like the samples he uses and the features are interesting as well.