Top 25 Albums from a label or crew
Since the birth of Hip Hop a MC has had a crew with them whether it was a DJ, Hypeman, other MC’s, or just their friends from the neighborhood. The MC always felt it was an obligation to put their people on or put out an album that was a collaborative effort to represent their city, or label that their on. So Music Life Social came up with top 25 all time crew albums.
25. Young Money We Are Young Money notable song “Every Girl”
24. Rawkus Records Presents Soundbombing Vol.II notable song “1999”
23. Nas, AZ, Nature, Foxy Brown, & Cormega* The Firm notable song “Phone Tap”
22. Big Boi Presents Purple Ribbon All Stars Got Purp ? Vol.II notable song “Kryptonite”
21. Irv Gotti Presents The Murderers The Murderers notable song “We Don’t Give A…”
20. Def Squad El Nino notable song “The Countdown”
19. TRU Tru 2 Da Game notable song “No Limit Soldiers”
18. DTP Ludacris Presents DTP Disturbing Tha Peace notable song “Getting Some”
17. Nas & Ill Will Presents Queensbridge the Album Queensbridge Finest notable song “Oochie Wally”
16. D12 Devils Night notable song “Purple Pills”
15. Terror Squad True Story notable song “Lean Back”
14. Swisha House/Rap-A-Lot The Day Hell Broke Loose notable song “Still Tippin”
13. Junior M.A.F.I.A. Conspiracy notable song “Get Money”
12. G.O.O.D. Music Cruel Summer notable song “Clique”
11. G-Unit Beg For Mercy notable song “Popping Them Thangs”
10. State Property Chain Gang Vol.2 notable song “Can’t Stop Won’t Stop”
9. Jay-Z The Dynasty:Roc La Familia notable song “1-900-HUSTLER”
8. Maybach Music Group MMG Presents Self Made Vol.I notable song “I’m A Boss”
7. P.Diddy & The Family The Saga Continues… notable song “Let’s Get It”
6. The Diplomats Diplomatic Immunity notable song “Dipset Anthem”
5. Jermaine Dupri Life in 1472 Original Soundtrack notable song “Money Ain’t A Thang”
JD recruited Jay-Z right before he would be a multi-platinum MC to get on his album and he also wouldn’t stop there he also reached out from the past and present MC’s and singers to round out his album. Life in 1472 is definitely a slept on compilation album.
Featured players: Slick Rick, Nas, Da Brat, Too $hort, Keith Sweat, DMX, & Lil’ Kim
4. Ruff Ryders Ryde Or Die Vol.1 notable song ” Ryde Or Die”
This collective brought the streets back in Hip Hop with the L.O.X leaving one prominent label in Bad Boy Ent. and transitioning to an up and coming one in Ruff Ryders then you add a rising star like DMX would only generate success.
Featured players DMX, The LOX, Eve, Drag-On, & Swizz Beats
3. Puff Daddy & The Family No Way Out notable song “It’s All About the Benjamins”
the music world suffered a tragic loss with the murder of The Notorious BIG and critics thought it would be the end of Bad Boy Ent. as a whole, however this album some would say saved Puff’s label and would mark the beginning of an empire.
Featured players: The Notorious BIG, Ma$e, The LOX, Black Rob, & Carl Thomas
2. Death Row Murder Was The Case Original Soundtrack notable song “Natural Born Killaz”
This album was a pre curser of what was to come of some of the Deathrow artists and also Snoop was on trial for a murder. This soundtrack also reunited Ice Cube and Dr.Dre and there was a scathing diss aimed at MC Eiht titled Dollars & Sense by DJ Quik
Featured players: Snoop Dogg, Dr.Dre, Tha DoggPound, Jodeci, Nate Dogg, Lady of Rage, Jewell, & Sam Sneed
1. Wu-Tang Clan Wu-Forever notable song “Triumph”
The reason their debut album Enter the 36 Chambers was not chosen is because Wu-Forever the only Wu album where you have all nine members plus Cappadonna collectively together on this album and being it was a double disc you get to hear a different blend of each member on songs together and some solo songs as well. This album kind of healed Hip Hop fans when people were still mourning the loss of two legends in Tupac and The Notorious BIG.