Truth be told, Let The Truth Be Told is the readers favorite Z-Ro album. With Crack and Look What You Did To Me vying for a close second and third. As a few fruitflies mentioned, the earlier, pre-Rap-A-Lot releases likely got fewer votes because they didn’t get as much publicity or weren’t as polished. That being said, the top four albums are fairly representative of his best work, I think. Truth Be Told is definitely his most consistent, for those of you who have yet to jump into his catalog…
This weeks poll is about albums that are never dropping. Full Z-Ro results after the jump. (more…)
Closing this poll early to get back on a Monday to Monday schedule and because it’s official. Every time two New York rappers battle, TEH SOUTH WINS. By a gigantic margin in last weeks poll, THE SOUTH defeated warring major label rejects Joe Budden and Saigon. Surprisingly, many readers were completely unaware of this beef and maybe a little confused by the poll. You need to pay more attention because this is very important rap business. These are stories you will be able to tell you children one day.
This weeks poll was proposed by worlds greatest commenter MAYNHOLUP! It will determine the best Z-Ro album. It’s a particularly timely poll because any time is Z-Ro time in a MAYN’s world. I left a few joints off because he has too many albums.
Hit the jump for the results to last weeks poll. (more…)
I am thoroughly disappointed in the results of last week’s Worst Album By An Effeminate Chicago Rapper poll. Kanye’s 808s & Heartbreaks beat out Common’s Universal Mind Control by a margin of eight votes. You guys are wrong. Universal Mind Control is the worst. 808s was a failed experiment, a product of an artist who didn’t know his limitations. It at least had a decent Jeezy verse. UMC is an artist who just didn’t care. It is a wholly unlistenable embarrassment from a guy who used to rap very well. I wonder if having two Common albums split the vote. But honestly Electric Circus sounds like Illmatic* when placed next to the mess that is UMC. It’s probably just a matter of Kanye having a higher profile release. I’m sure voting would’ve shifted if Com was the one on SNL this weekend talking sex and sugar and dancing with robots or whatever.
I’m done talking about both of these guys. This week we are considering four great Atlanta rappers and why nobody cares about them. Hopefully someone will care about the poll.
Full results to the effeminate Chicagoan poll after the jump. (more…)
The Diary (aka The Dairy, according to my itunes) is the best Scarface album, but you already knew that. It took 35% of the vote in last weeks best Face album poll. For a minute I had thought about making it a poll for the second best Scarface album, but the margins were closer than I expected with The Fix and Mr. Scarface creeping on the proverbial come up. I’m curious to know who the one person who voted Emeritus was and why. The total votes were significantly lower than usual. I don’t know if that’s because I’m losing your attention or if people just prefer hating Kanye to loving Scarface.
With that in mind, this week’s poll is (once again) about bad meaning bad music from Chicago. Even as one of Com’s main detractors, I’m pretty surprised by just how horrible UMC is. The kid in me that used to recite all the words to “Sum Shit That I Wrote” in front of the mirror had some vague hope that it might actually be tolerable. I know Common is beyond gone, so unaware of himself and his career that he is selling his songs about not selling out to microsoft, but the involvement of Pharrell and Mr. DJ showed some promise. At the same time Kanye’s just being a selfish dick by even releasing his new album. I guess it boils down to which is more of an affront to tha culture: arrogance or indifference. I also threw Electric Circus and a Lupe record into the mix for the hell of it.