To celebrate publishing its 1,000th issue (congrats, TIs!), Entertainment Weekly went and put together these lists of "the new classics" in various forms of pop culture such as books, movies, television, and what have you.
Here, I've taken their list of the new classics in music, i.e. supposedly the 100 best albums from 1983 to 2008, and removed all but the rap albums. Note how gay the resulting list is.
- The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill Lauryn Hill (1998)
- The College Dropout Kanye West (2004)
- The Blueprint Jay-Z (2001)
- Stankonia OutKast (2000)
- The Marshall Mathers LP Eminem (2000)
- People's Instinctive Travels and the Paths of Rhythm A Tribe Called Quest (1990)
- 3 Feet High and Rising De La Soul (1989)
- Illmatic Nas (1994)
- Raising Hell Run-DMC (1986)
- Ready to Die The Notorious B.I.G. (1994)
- Enter the Wu-Tang (36 Chambers) Wu-Tang Clan (1993)
- Paul's Boutique Beastie Boys (1989)
- The Score Fugees (1996)
- It Takes a Nation of Millions... Public Enemy (1988)
- Paid in Full Eric B. & Rakim (1987)
- The Chronic Dr. Dre (1992)
- All Eyez on Me 2Pac (1996)
- Trap Muzik T.I. (2003)
Seriously, how in the fuck are you gonna have a list of the best rap albums since 1983 (essentially, the best rap albums of all-time) where the number one album is by a woman, and the number two album is by a guy who can't even rap? I might have more on this in a minute over at XXL.
Checkit: The New Classics: Music [Entertainment Weekly]