Got The Internet Going Nuts
With the decade rapidly coming to a close, HHB reached out to a few hip hop figures to see what music moved them most in the 2000's. The only criteria is the album had to be released from 2000-2009.
12:00PM ET December 29, 2009
Contributor: Branden J. Peters
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The People's Champ Paul Wall's list appears in no particular order. There are some expected selections (Paul and Chamillionaire's debut for instance) and a couple that will have you doing some research. Paul definitely knows his music and as you will see from the list he is Texas to the bone.
Paul Wall & Chamillionaire Get Ya Mind Correct
This was me and Koopa's 1st album. We really showed our skillz to our critics, our fans, and ourselves. This put us in the record books
T.I. Trap Music
So many hits on this album. With A-list features and production Tip really held it down on one of my favorite albums of all time
Man Z-ro is so underrated. This was our theme music for the entire year of 2008. The album was just like the title- CRACK
The Jacka Tear Gas
As an underground icon in the Bay, this album was highly anticipated and definitely worth the wait. Straight gangsta music.
Eminem The Marshall Mathers LP
It sold 1.76 million copies the 1st week with hits like "Stan" and "The Real Slim Shady". The production was incredible, and the lyrics were unbeatable. Em is one of the greatest to ever touch the M.I.C.
Lil Wayne Tha Carter
Go DJ was one of my favorite songs to play when I used to DJ at the clubs in Houston and Dallas. And when I heard "I Miss My Dawgs" it made me go back and buy all of the Hot Boys CD's all over again.
Young Jeezy "Thug Motivation 101"
Everybody in every hood in America knew 100% of all the lyrics on this album. "Standing Ovation", "My Hood", "Trap Star" and Snowman even had Jay-Z with him making the "dope boyz go crazy". 19 tracks of fire, without a doubt the best album of the decade
Jay-Z The Blueprint
My favorite Jay-Z album ever. I love "Song Cry", "Heart of The City", and "Renedade" with Eminem. The Production was game changing, with Kanye West, Just Blaze, Timbaland, and Bink. This was a great album.
Kanye West Late Registration
I love K-Dub's ode to boppers "Gold Digger" and "Drive Slow" was already a jam before I was on there (Editors Note: Wall appeared on the official remix to the song). "Diamonds from Sierra Leone" changed a lot of people's perspective on blood diamonds and shed a lot of light on the conflict.
The Game The Documentary
The Game came with it on here. "How We Do" was a serious club banger. "Hate It Or Love It" was another one that features my favorite 50cent verse of all time. "Dreams" was another one that stayed on repeat.