UK Hip-Hop has never got the recognition it deserves.
X X X X X
1. London Posse - Gangster Chronicle 2. Hijack - Horns Of Jericho 3. Demon Boyz - Recognition 4. MC Mell'o' - Thoughts Released (Revelation 1) 5. Blak Twang - Dettwork Southeast
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6. Katch 22 - Dark Tales From Two Cities 7. Lewis Parker - Masquerades & Silhouettes 8. Gunshot - Patriot Games 9. Caveman - Positive Reaction 10. Mark B & Blade - The Unknown
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11. Mark B/Task Force - New Mic Order 12. Fleapit - Music From The Ditch 13. Klashnekoff - Tussle with the Beast 14. Roots Manuva - Awfully Deep 15. Skinnyman - Council Estate of Mind
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16. Fallacy - Blackmarket Boy 17. First Down - World Service 18. Blade - The Lion Goes From Strength To Strength 19. Katch 22 - Diary Of A Black Man Living In The Land Of The Lost 20. Various Artists - 1989 Live Hustlers Convention
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21. Demon Boyz - Original Guidance 22. Black Radical Mk II - The Undiluted Truth 23. Skitz - Countryman 24. MC Duke - Organised Rhyme 25. Dizzee Rascal - Boy in Da Corner
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26. Son Of Noise - The Mighty Son Of Noise 27. Overlord X - Weapon Is My Lyric 28. Aspects - Correct English 29. Vicious Circle - Bagged Out 30. Silent Eclipse - P$ychologic Enslavement
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31. Roots Manuva - Brand New Second Hand 32. Cappo - Spaz the World 33. Parlour Talk - Padlocked Tonic 34. The Brotherhood - Elementals 35. The Mitchell Brothers - Breath of Fresh Attire
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36. Ty - Upwards 37. Silver Bullet - Bring Down The Walls No Limit Squad Returns 38. Outlaw Posse - My Afro’s On Fire 39. Jhest - Falling Down 40. Yungun & Mr Thing - Grown Man Business
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41. Diversion Tactics - Pubs, Drunks & Hip Hop 42. Roots Manuva - Run Come Save Me 43. Stereo MC's - 33-45-78 44. Blak Twang - Kik Off 45. Braintax - Panorama
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46. Infinite Livez - Bush Meat 47. Ruthless Rap Assassins - The Killer Album 48. New Flesh - Understanding 49. Cookie Crew - Born This Way 50. Sindecut - Changing The Scenery

Hip-Hop Connection: The Greatest Albums Of British Hip-Hop


1 Public Enemy – Rebel without a Pause
2 Pete Rock & CL Smooth – They Reminisce Over You (TROY)
3 Grandmaster Flash & The Furious Five – The Message
4 NWA – Straight Outta Compton
5 Public Enemy – Fight the Power
6 Dr. Dre – Ain’t Nuthin’ but a “G” Thang
7 Wu-Tang Clan – CREAM
8 Sugarhill Gang – Rappers Delight
9 House of Pain – Jump around
10 Pharoahe Monch – Simon Says
11 O.C. – Time’s up
12 Boogie Down Productions – South Bronx
13 Wu-Tang Clan – Protect Ya Kneck
14 Eric B & Rakim – Follow the Leader
15 Grandmaster Flash & Melle Mel – Whitelines (Don’t do it)
16 A Tribe Called Quest – Can I kick it?
17 Eric B & Rakim – Eric B is President
18 Slick Rick – Children’s Story
19 LL Cool J – Mama Said Knock You Out
20 Eric B & Rakim – Paid in Full
21 Mos Def – Ms. Fat Booty
22 Xzibit – Paparazzi
23 Eric B & Rakim – I know you got Soul
24 Big Daddy Kane – Raw
25 Souls of Mischief - 93 til Infinity
26 De La Soul – Me, Myself and I
27 A Tribe Called Quest – Scenario
28 A Tribe Called Quest – Electric Relaxation
29 Onyx – Slam
30 Run DMC – Sucker MC’s
31 NWA – F*** the Police
32 De La Soul – Plug Tunin’
33 Public Enemy – Welcome to the Terrordome
34 Ice Cube – It was a good day
35 Ultramagnetic MC’s – Watch Me Now
36 Public Enemy - Public Enemy #1
37 NWA – Express yourself
38 Eminem – Stan
39 Gang Starr – Mass Appeal
40 Big Daddy Kane – Ain’t no Half Steppin’
41 The Crooklyn Dodgers – Crooklyn
42 Cypress Hill – Insane in the Brain
43 Hardnoise – Untitled
44 2Pac - California Love
45 Eric B & Rakim - Microphone Fiend
46 Run DMC - Walk this Way
47 Cypress Hill - Hand on the Pump
48 Dilated Peoples - Work the Angles
49 Cypress Hill - How I Could Just Kill a Man
50 Nasty Nas - Halftime
51 Craig Mack – Flava In Your Ear
52 Jurassic 5 – Concrete Schoolyard
53 De La Soul – Eye Know
54 Gang Starr – You know my Steez
55 De La Soul – Buddy
56 Gang Starr – DWYCK ft. Nice & Smooth
57 LL Cool J - I’m Bad
58 JVC Force - Strong Island
59 Marley Marl – Marley Marl Scratch ft. MC Shan
60 Rammellzee vs. K-Rob – Beat Bop
61 Mobb Deep – Shook Ones pt. II
62 Beastie Boys – Hold it now, Hit it
63 Audio Two – Top Billin’
64 LL Cool J – Going back to Cali
65 Dr Dre – Still DRE
66 Nas – Represent
67 T La Rock – Breaking Bells
68 Man Parrish - Hip Hop Be Bop
69 Kurtis Blow – The Breaks
70 Jeru the Damaja – Come Clean
71 Dr. Dre & Snoop Doggy Dogg – Deep Cover
72 Sugar Bear – Don’t Scandalise Mine
73 Pharcyde – Ya Mama
74 A Tribe Called Quest – Bonita Applebum
75 Boogie Down Productions – Poetry
76 Gang Starr – Full Clip
77 Slick Rick – La-Di-Da-Di
78 Eminem – Guilty Conscience
79 Run DMC – Runs House
80 EPMD – You Got’s to Chill
81 Brand Nubian - Punks Jump Up to Get Beat Down
82 Biz Markie - Nobody beats the Biz
83 Hijack - Style Warriors Revenge
84 KRS-One Sound Of Da Police
85 LL Cool J - Rock the Bells
86 EPMD - Headbanger
87 A Tribe Called Quest - Description Of A Fool
88 Blak Twang – Red Letter Day
89 BDP - My Philosophy
90 Mantronix - Bassline
91 Wu-Tang Clan - Triumph
92 Naughty By Nature - Hip Hop Hooray
93 Lords of the Underground - Cheif Rocka
94 Public Enemy - Bring the Noise
95 Dilated Peoples - The Platform
96 Just-Ice - Cold Gettin' Dumb
97 De La Soul - The Magic Number
98 Mos Def - Universal Magnetic
99 Public Enemy - Dont Believe the Hype
100 Big Daddy Kane - Wrath Of Kane

Hip-Hop Connection: Top 100 Hip-Hop Singles

In 1999 the now defunct British rap magazine Hip-Hop Connection (HHC) printed a list of the 100 greatest albums of all-time.

The list was compiled from readers votes at the time.

1 Public Enemy - It Takes A Nation Of Millions To Hold Us Back
2 Wu-Tang Clan - Enter The Wu-Tang (36 Chambers)
3 Nas - Illmatic
4 Eric B. & Rakim - Paid In Full
5 N.W.A - Straight Outta Compton
6 De La Soul - 3 Feet High And Rising
7 Ultramagnetic MC's - Critical Beatdown
8 A Tribe Called Quest - Midnight Marauders
9 Boogie Down Productions - Criminal Minded
10 A Tribe Called Quest - The Low End Theory
11 Dr. Dre - The Chronic
12 Snoop Doggy Dogg - Doggystyle
13 The Notorious B.I.G. - Ready To Die
14 Gang Starr - Full Clip: A Decade Of Gang Starr
15 Gang Starr - Moment Of Truth
16 Public Enemy - Fear Of A Black Planet
17 Company Flow - Funcrusher Plus
18 Canibus - Can-I-Bus
19 Cypress Hill - Cypress Hill
20 Ice-T - O.G. Original Gangster
21 Slick Rick - The Great Adventures Of Slick Rick
22 Showbiz & A.G. - Runaway Slave
23 Mobb Deep - The Infamous
24 Genius/GZA - Liquid Swords
25 Gang Starr - Step In The Arena
26 Chef Raekwon - Only Built 4 Cuban Linx...
27 Eminem - The Slim Shady LP
28 Run DMC - Raising Hell
29 Public Enemy - Yo! Bum Rush The Show
30 Eric B. & Rakim - Follow The Leader
31 The Pharcyde - Bizarre Ride II The Pharcyde
32 De La Soul - De La Soul Is Dead
33 Dr. Octagon - Dr. Octagon
34 Souls Of Mischief - 93 'Til Infinity
35 Jurassic 5 - Jurassic 5
36 The Beatnuts - The Beatnuts
37 The Roots - Illadelph Halflife
38 Beastie Boys - Paul's Boutique
39 Boogie Down Productions - By All Means Necessary
40 Smif-N-Wessun - Dah Shinin'
41 Various - Soundbombing II
42 Big Daddy Kane - Long Live The Kane
43 A Tribe Called Quest - People's Instinctive Travels And The Paths Of Rhythm
44 EPMD - Strictly Business
45 Diamond And The Psychotic Neurotics - Stunts, Blunts, & Hip Hop
46 Various - Street Sounds Electro 1
47 Onyx - Bacdafucup
48 Ice Cube - AmeriKKKa's Most Wanted
49 Gang Starr - Daily Operation
50 Various - Wild Style
51 Jeru The Damaja - Wrath Of The Math
52 Gunshot - Patriot Games
53 Cypress Hill - Black Sunday
54 Black Star - Mos Def & Talib Kweli Are Black Star
55 Beastie Boys - Licensed To Ill
56 Gravediggaz - 6 Feet Deep
57 Pete Rock & C.L. Smooth - Mecca And The Soul Brother
58 The Roots - Things Fall Apart
59 Redman - Muddy Waters
60 Main Source - Breaking Atoms
61 Ice Cube - The Predator
62 Da Lench Mob - Guerillas In Tha Mist
63 Black Moon - Enta Da Stage
64 The Roots - Do You Want More?!!!??!
65 KRS-One - KRS ONE
66 DMX - It's Dark And Hell Is Hot
67 Common Sense - Resurrection
68 Xzibit - At The Speed Of Life
69 Pete Rock & C.L. Smooth - The Main Ingredient
70 Jeru The Damaja - The Sun Rises In The East
71 De La Soul - Stakes Is High
72 Brand Nubian - One For All
73 Tha Alkaholiks - 21 & Over
74 Wu-Tang Clan - Wu-Tang Forever
75 OutKast - Southernplayalisticadillacmuzik
76 Gang Starr - Hard To Earn
77 2Pac - All Eyez On Me
78 The X-Ecutioners - X-Pressions
79 Styles Of Beyond - 2000 Fold
80 Redman - Whut? Thee Album
81 Organized Konfusion - Stress: The Extinction Agenda
82 The Notorious B.I.G. - Life After Death
83 Method Man - Tical
84 M.C. Shan* - Down By Law
85 Lauryn Hill - The Miseducation Of Lauryn Hill
86 KRS-One - Return Of The Boom Bap
87 The Goats - Tricks Of The Shade
88 Das EFX - Dead Serious
89 First Down - World Service
90 Cocoa Brovaz - The Rude Awakening
91 Beastie Boys - Ill Communication
92 Mountain Brothers - Self: Volume 1
93 Fugees (Tranzlator Crew) - Blunted On Reality
94 Lootpack - Soundpieces: Da Antidote
95 House Of Pain - House Of Pain (Fine Malt Lyrics)
96 Blak Twang - 19 Long Time (Live From The Big Smoke)
97 Westside Connection - Bow Down
98 Raw Fusion - Live From The Styleetron
99 Public Enemy - Apocalypse 91... The Enemy Strikes Black
100 No I.D. - Accept Your Own & Be Yourself (The Black Album)

Hip-Hop Connection: 100 best albums ever (1999)

Slash picks his 10 favourite guitar riffs of all-time

Appetite for Destruction
Appetite for Destruction is the debut studio album by American hard rock band Guns N' Roses, released on July 21, 1987 on Geffen Records. It was well received by critics and topped the American Billboard 200 chart. As of September 2008, the album has been certified 18 times Platinum by the RIAA, making it the best-selling record released on Geffen.[4] The album is featured in the book 1001 Albums You Must Hear Before You Die.[5]

Axl Rose stated that many of the songs featured on the album had been written while the band had been performing on the Los Angeles club circuit, and a number of songs that would be featured on later Guns N' Roses albums were considered for Appetite for Destruction, such as "Back Off Bitch", "You Could Be Mine", "November Rain" and "Don't Cry". It is said that the reason for not putting "November Rain" on it was because they had already agreed to put "Sweet Child 'O Mine" on it and thus already had a ballad on the album (however, both Use Your Illusion albums would contain more than one ballad).[6][7]

The band started searching for someone to produce their debut, mostly recommendations made by Geffen executives Alan Niven and Tom Zutaut. Demos were recorded under both Manny Charlton and Spencer Proffer, with some work made with the latter being issued in the EP Live ?!*@ Like a Suicide.[8] One of the interviewed prospects was Kiss's Paul Stanley, rejected after insisting on changes to Steven Adler's drum setup and the songs. The band considered Robert John "Mutt" Lange, but he proved too expensive to hire. Eventually Mike Clink, who had produced several Triumph records, was chosen,[9] for being the first to record the band exactly the way they wanted.[8]

  • 1. "Welcome to the Jungle"   Axl Rose, Slash 4:34
  • 2. "It's So Easy"   Duff McKagan, West Arkeen 3:23
  • 3. "Nightrain"   Rose, McKagan, Izzy Stradlin, Slash 4:29
  • 4. "Out ta Get Me"   Rose, Stradlin, Slash 4:25
  • 5. "Mr. Brownstone"   Stradlin, Slash 3:49
  • 6. "Paradise City"   Rose, McKagan, Stradlin, Slash 6:46
  • 7. "My Michelle"   Rose, Stradlin 3:40
  • 8. "Think About You"   Stradlin 3:52
  • 9. "Sweet Child o' Mine"   Rose, Slash, Stradlin 5:55
  • 10. "You're Crazy"   Rose, Slash, Stradlin 3:17
  • 11. "Anything Goes"   Rose, Stradlin, Chris Weber 3:26
  • 12. "Rocket Queen"   Rose, Slash, Stradlin 6:13
  • The band started searching for someone to produce their debut, mostly recommendations made by Geffen executives Alan Niven and Tom Zutaut.


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