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Clockworx (Admin)

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A great album and the first release from what would turn out to be one of the most consistent emcees of all time. Ironman was the last top shelf Wu solo album out of that first wave of solo's until Ghost himself released SC four years later. Whole album is littered with bangers but Assassination Day, Winter Warz, and Box In Hand got the most play from me and my boys when this dropped.

I knew it'd come down to Ghost and Mobb but i wasn't expecting Ghost to lead from start to finish with the voting. While Ironman didn't really pull away until yesterday i never felt as if it was threatened.

Here's the Top 10 from the final round...

Ghostface Killah Ironman - 100
Mobb Deep - Hell on Earth - 82
Nas - It Was Written - 51
Outkast ATLiens - 43
Jay-Z - Reasonable Doubt - 41
Redman - Muddy Waters - 36
The Roots - Illadelph Halflife - 33
Heltah Skeltah Nocturnal - 29
Jeru The Damaja - Wrath Of The Math - 28
Dr. Octagon - Dr. Octagonecologyst - 24

No huge surprises in the Top 10 although I've always thought that Nas album was overrated and while i knew it'd place in the Top 10 i wasn't expecting it to be third.

The next year we're doing is 1994 with the nomination thread going up Thursday morning. Thanks again to everyone that participated.

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Litney spears

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posted Sunday, September 09, 2018 10:40:42 AM    Click Here to See the Profile for Litney spears
You people actually believe this shit

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dj rolo

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posted Sunday, September 09, 2018 11:38:38 AM    Click Here to See the Profile for dj rolo
1994 might be the GOAT year...gonna be interesting

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Stealy

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posted Sunday, September 09, 2018 11:52:21 AM    Click Here to See the Profile for Stealy
Another wu or wu member album who would've thought... mehhh, Still shinning better than any track on this album. 95 aoty OB4CL aswell 🙄;🙄;🙄;🙄;🙄;🙄;

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posted Sunday, September 09, 2018 12:41:17 PM    Click Here to See the Profile for ci_fus
Great album. Definitely expected this to win. Glad to see jay made top 5(though surprised it didn't beat Nas ((RD>IWW)).

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posted Sunday, September 09, 2018 12:53:35 PM    Click Here to See the Profile for felipedahiphopadict01
"(odb screaming on daytona 500)
ghoooost faaaceee killaaaaahh"


hell yeah i can believe it, finally justice has been done

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NoHeadlights

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ATLines is AOTY

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felipedahiphopadict01

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posted Sunday, September 09, 2018 1:15:11 PM    Click Here to See the Profile for felipedahiphopadict01
nope

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Lpac

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posted Sunday, September 09, 2018 2:33:54 PM    Click Here to See the Profile for Lpac
I'm glad my boy Jeru finished in top ten

What a fucking year it's never been topped since although that old fgt Rolo probably thinks that KA album is better than all those
Above

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Lpac

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posted Sunday, September 09, 2018 5:08:40 PM    Click Here to See the Profile for Lpac
^ lol what u mean?

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posted Sunday, September 09, 2018 5:16:21 PM    Click Here to See the Profile for Lpac
^ ha ha oh yeah Ghost won

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posted Sunday, September 09, 2018 5:53:55 PM    Click Here to See the Profile for Daddy Alfredo
^^yes lol. seriously jay 5th place wtf

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posted Sunday, September 09, 2018 6:08:43 PM    Click Here to See the Profile for anti-stunna
Jeru The Damaja >

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Lpac

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posted Sunday, September 09, 2018 6:33:48 PM    Click Here to See the Profile for Lpac
^ Word to that Anti-Stunna

Yo Gino yeah I would have put Reasonable Doubt over It Was Written and ATliens, way better than both

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anti-stunna

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posted Sunday, September 09, 2018 6:39:53 PM    Click Here to See the Profile for anti-stunna
Imagine listening to this on Mushrooms and Acid at the same dam time.... unreal

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anti-stunna

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posted Sunday, September 09, 2018 6:42:11 PM    Click Here to See the Profile for anti-stunna
Also Real fucking Gangster shit right here, no wannabe stunna Outlaws bullshit.. Fucking straight from the murky depths of hell. High school was the best.



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ken bone

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posted Sunday, September 09, 2018 7:14:36 PM    Click Here to See the Profile for ken bone
Cosign purp dash

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posted Sunday, September 09, 2018 9:25:10 PM    Click Here to See the Profile for Clockworx
I would've preferred Hell On Earth but the win was justified. Still a great album. To me those two and Outkast are on their own level with Jay-Z and Redman on the next tier.

I don't think 1994 is going to be competitive at all unfortunately. After we complete all the 90's years and pit the winners against each other is going to be a real treat. Even when we did that in the 00's it was obvious SC was going to win. Some of these 90's winners are first ballot classics so not going to be as clear a cut winner.

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posted Sunday, September 09, 2018 9:47:20 PM    Click Here to See the Profile for putitonbigl
Love all those albums so hard to front ro much, but all eyez on me was iconic. Goat double album. Should of cracked the top ten, then again, nas is the only one i voted for that made it so i guess as usual my tastes dont align with the ughh majority. Meh

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posted Sunday, September 09, 2018 9:52:55 PM    Click Here to See the Profile for Clockworx
All Eyez On Me finished one point out of the Top 10. Amazing album with little filler. Would've been my 6th or 7th pick in the finals.

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posted Monday, September 10, 2018 7:58:16 AM    Click Here to See the Profile for dj rolo
^and of course...Lpac cannot type a sentence without my name being in there somewhere. smh

Lpac, are you that dumb you don't realize you're obsessing over another man? you constantly display to everyone how much the thought of me consumes your daily life.

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Daddy Alfredo (Admin)

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posted Monday, September 10, 2018 8:44:14 AM    Click Here to See the Profile for Daddy Alfredo
lol this isnt even a ghost solo album. everybody who voted this #1 needs to dry up and go to detox asap.

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Seme__one

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posted Monday, September 10, 2018 1:22:01 PM    Click Here to See the Profile for Seme__one
nah its not

its ok one of my least played wu joints

but forum has spoken

real Live is my shit from that year



^ ironically feat Ghostface

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the amount of people hating on this album is fuckin hilarious....everyone loves this album until it gets album of the year over some obscure joint or your slept on album that's way too underrated....the only albums that had a chance to me were this or hell on earth...atliens is incredible too but the south never wins anything here.

that's it, that's the top 3. there were tons of other great shit from 96 too...nocturnal, muddy waters, illadelph, etc....but none of those were original or all that interesting....just very straightforward albums that played it way too safe to be better than ironman or hell on earth. both those joints did shit with production that still makes them sound fresh even today.

the loop on assassination day is godly, iron maiden sets the tone for the whole shit with the upbeat pace. one of tru masters best beats (fish) is also one of ghost's best songs. the beat flip on box in hand and the way rza flipped the vocals is just too ill. winter warz, daytona 500, camay, etc....all heat. yeah it's not a true ghost solo lp, more like an extended wu album, but that's kind of what makes it great to be honest. just an excellent record, bottom line....well deserved.

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posted Monday, September 10, 2018 7:26:57 PM    Click Here to See the Profile for Clockworx
Yea Weather even if Hell On Earth would've won, which is as flawless an album as any, the same haters would've found a way to somehow hate on it.

I'm not beat to do a picture collage but in case heads were wondering, these are the winners so far...

1990 - Ice Cube - AmeriKKKa's Most Wanted
1991 - Tribe Called Quest - The Low End Theory
1992 - Pete Rock & CL Smooth - Mecca and the Soul Brother
1993 - Wu-Tang - Enter the Wu-Tang (36 Chambers)
1996 - Ghostface - Ironman
1997 - Wu-Tang - Wu-Tang Forever
1998 - Big Punisher - Capital Punishment
1999 - MF DOOM - Operation: Doomsday

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the weatherman (Admin)

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posted Monday, September 10, 2018 7:32:04 PM    Click Here to See the Profile for the weatherman
funny thing is, i think the album that will win the decade isn't even on that list...it's the 94 or 95 album for sure.

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posted Monday, September 10, 2018 7:37:13 PM    Click Here to See the Profile for Clockworx
I agree but either way i hope the voting comes down to the wire. The majority of these 90's voting threads have been blowouts by the second day of voting. I think the only two close ones where the two years Dre got gypped out.

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mic_data

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posted Monday, September 10, 2018 7:48:55 PM    Click Here to See the Profile for mic_data
Kind of surprised, I guess I shouldn't be- it was #7 on my list though.

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Daddy Alfredo (Admin)

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so one of those asshole wu albums is gonna win album of the 90s if illmatic doesnt.

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posted Monday, September 10, 2018 8:56:20 PM    Click Here to See the Profile for Clockworx
Wu dominated the 90's so it would make the most sense if they won.

The only album in that list i just typed thats even fucking with 36 Chambers, Ironman, and Forever is Capital Punishment. Those early 90's albums sound dated as fuck and Operation: Doomsday has no business being on that list over Chronic 2001.

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posted Tuesday, September 11, 2018 4:26:25 AM    Click Here to See the Profile for Seme__one
I'm not hatin' just statin'

my opinion

by the time this dropped the first wave of Wu was getting heavy play already, another one wasn't really needed so this for me didn't get heavy rotation, and amongst me and people I knew, it was good but didnt blow us away....plenty of other great records this year so this I guess got overlooked

still to this day I haven't played it much

so I guess I am a hater

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Nassau William Senior

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posted Tuesday, September 11, 2018 10:48:27 AM    Click Here to See the Profile for Nassau William Senior
Listened to this last night...this has aged VERY WELL.

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Nassau William Senior

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posted Tuesday, September 11, 2018 10:56:39 AM    Click Here to See the Profile for Nassau William Senior
Did any official vinyl copy ever come with Marvel?

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posted Tuesday, September 11, 2018 2:39:37 PM    Click Here to See the Profile for 88
attn clock & gino:

we getting another podcast anytime soon? so much has happened in the past little while, worth discussing. the board's see saw state of existence, the ka album, dj rolo's thread, etc.

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posted Tuesday, September 11, 2018 2:42:09 PM    Click Here to See the Profile for Clockworx
I gotta touch base with ETW but maybe this weekend if he's available.

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i have a recommendation for something you guys could do on the podcast that would either be the most awkward thing in the whole world or the most fun and awesome thing:

we get ughhers to submit a verse on some topic that someone can decide on. all the verses have to be about that topic. and there will be some deadline in some thread to submit. you two will both pick a fav verse each from the bunch. and on the podcast, you each have to spit the verse you chose.

feel free to not go along with this idea, but i think it could be great...

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Listened to this last night...this has aged VERY WELL.

this

it's probably aged even better than liquid swords or ob4cl.

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I forgot how beastly Black Jesus was...after the intro. U-God murders that shit.

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I didn't vote but Ironman would've been my choice followed by Hell on Earth, just like it is listed. I would've placed Wrath of the Math higher but that top 10 looks good.

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88

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posted Tuesday, September 11, 2018 6:30:52 PM    Click Here to See the Profile for 88
surprised octagon didn't land higher. iiwii.

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ci_fus

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posted Wednesday, September 12, 2018 11:04:15 AM    Click Here to See the Profile for ci_fus
"Those early 90's albums sound dated as fuck and Operation: Doomsday has no business being on that list over Chronic 2001."

That's what im Saying!!!!

POS doom album <<<<<<< Crhonic 2001, and it isn't even close.

Men are bitching in here about GFK winning, Jay being in top five and they didn't even vote for chronic in their top 5 for that year

Bunch of sad white boys critiquing classic NYC albums in 96 safely tucked in their beds each night listening to Octagon somewhere in Nebraska or Nova Scotia ...with the mentality of " this is real hip hop" Sigh...

Clown movements.

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Nassau William Senior

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posted Wednesday, September 12, 2018 11:07:40 AM    Click Here to See the Profile for Nassau William Senior
lol ci_fus

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ci fus the generic toronto guy who thinks he cool cause he listens to dre lol dork ass geek with the most shallow taste in rap on here

crying about snoop and dre and ghost like a little mainstream fuck boy

a bunch of better albums from '96 so take that and suck it

and nws is well known to have bad taste

ci fus you have exposed to us so many times how basic and weak your taste in rap is and also how emotional you get when someone deviates from the norm

yo get triggered like a snowflake and enraged and ramble on about how the popular weaker album should have won cause millions like it! lol

fuckin joke!

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posted Wednesday, September 12, 2018 12:09:15 PM    Click Here to See the Profile for Daddy Alfredo
where doc octagon was ahead of its time ironman sounded like fuck ass 96 yet number 1 then number 10. jay shoulda won but yall dumb

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and i lived outside philly for 23 yrs and now in atlanta. im far from a "safe white boy" reasonable doubt, hell on earth and doc octagon are the only albums period from this yr that could come out today and sound fresh. rza whole sound is dated as fuck.

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and u can take popularity and stick it in ur dick hole. chronic 2001 was popular. op doomsday was iconic. people are still rapping over those beats. the last time someone rapped on a chronic 2001 beat was wen fm radio was still good. gimme a break.

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and i wasnt gonna say anything in this thread

wouldnt assume people from different places are "safely tucked in" ci_pus cause that just makes you look insecure

weakest wu album yet at that point!

a few weak beats and tracks and over rated

but the trendy wu cult is gonna suck ghost no doubt!

weak ass album cover too with that tacky hilfger shit

ci pus you talk this bullshit about how prefering the popular shit dosnt mean that you dont know about all the underground shit but you have never walked the walk or shown you know shit

just a poser im betting who has basic knowledge of rap so he over rates the popular shit with his conformist ass

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posted Wednesday, September 12, 2018 12:16:25 PM    Click Here to See the Profile for 88
lol, i haven't been following these threads, but no mask and gino get mighty worked up about the end results. sheesh. chill out.

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No Masks

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posted Wednesday, September 12, 2018 12:17:58 PM    Click Here to See the Profile for No Masks
^agree gino

dre was boring on chronic and that doom is way more creative and ill with the beats

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posted Wednesday, September 12, 2018 12:18:54 PM    Click Here to See the Profile for Daddy Alfredo
eminem is the only guy on chronic 2001 thats still relevant. doom popular as ever.

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