Audiophile quality hip-hop....

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  1. deaf-hi
    If memory serves me right, Blackalicious - Blazing Arrow sounds sweet.
     
     
  2. leeperry
    the SS is amazing on [​IMG]
     
  3. RadiatedAnt
    Guys you totally forgot about Q-tip - The Renaissance 
     
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    Also Devin the Dude - Landing Gear
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  4. Br777


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    +1
     
    also:
     
    jurassic 5 feedback - great sound quality
    lauryn hill- the miseducation of Lauryn Hill - pretty darn good
    aesop rock - fast cars danger fire and knives
     
    unfortunately most of the good hip hop doesnt get mixed well...  like all the other j5 albums..
     
  5. sluker
    The Beastie Boys - The in sound from way out.
    Be warned they play their own instruments and it's instrumental not really a hip hop album by a hip hop band.
     
  6. mlarn
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    I am a big fan of this album!
     
  7. p2A810wner
  8. lasraik


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    Flobots is excellent, DJ Shadow is also pretty good.
     
  9. emak212
    I really like the following albums, in no particular order.  They all have excellent production.  The first one I listed, Common Market, is areally fresh, thought provoking group that not many people know about.  The others are more widely appreciated and are some of my favorite hip hop albums to date!
     
    Common Market - Common Market
     
    Mos Def - Black on Both Sides
     
    The Roots - How I Got Over / The Tipping Point / Game Theory
     
    Jurassic 5 - Power in Numbers
     
    Lupe Fiasco - The Cool / Food & Liquor
     
    Reflection Eternal - Revolutions Per Minute / Train of Thought
     
    Oh, and of course Soulja Boy. 
     
    JK, not funny.  Happy listening.
     
  10. MrQ
    dälek
     
     They are signed to Mike Patton's Ipecac Recordings.
    Start with Absence 
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    Check out the track Ever Somber, which samples My Bloody Valentine.
     
  11. spikester9
    Reasonable Doubt, Illmatic, Don't Sweat the Technique. Artists like Tupac and Biggie were well produced because they appealed to wider audience, and musical production became quite a big part of their work. Same can be said for Jay-Z and, to some extent, Nas. Look at the Fugees - they come with their own distinctive sound and style. I'm sure audiophile headphones would make Lauryn's voice sound REALLY great on tracks like "Killing Me Softly". Her debut solo album, The Miseducation, was very well produced. Also look at Wu-Tang - Rza's a genius - those Martial Art samples would COME TO LIFE with good headphones... Liquid Swords. I don't know why everyone looks at the Blueprint and the Black Album for being really well produced - I would go for Reasonable Doubt. Hip-Hop Is Dead has REALLY good production as well. There are some albums that won't be so affected by audio quality (Criminal Minded comes to mind). Also, look at some new producers like Kanye West. Dr. Dre's production is also very good. I would say that audiophile headphones help.
     
  12. re-animator
    IMO there are two kinds of well-produced hip hop albums:
     
     
    the albums that have great fidelity, clarity, detail, etc.  
    Jay-Z - Blueprint
    Beastie Boys - Paul's Boutique
    Tupac - All eyes on Me
    The D.O.C. - No one can do it Better
    The Fugees
    and some of Kanye's albums (though i don't like the way they are mastered typically)
     
    and hip hop albums that have grimey, murky production values that somehow add to the overall listening experience because they totally capture the vibe of the artist and the work.  I wouldn't want to hear hi-fi versions of
    Nas - Illmatic
    Raekwon - Only built for Cuban Linx
    Boogie Down Productions - Criminal Minded
    Jay-Z - Reasonable Doubt
    Wu-Tang Clan - 36 Chambers
     
  13. point3six
    What exactly is being asked? If you mean the quality of mastering and so forth it can vary. I wouldn't approach listening to music from that angle though. You stumble upon unbelievable **** and you then attempt to find the best quality audio available not the other way around. But here are a few albums that stand out to me as far as I can recall in terms of detail and enhanced quality when listening with headphones or an audiophile like audio system.
     
    Fat Jon - Wave Motion (2002)
     
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    Panacea - 12 Step Program (2010)
     
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    The Strange Fruit Project - From Divine (2002)
     
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    Dday One - Heavy Migration (2008)
     
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    And I'd agree with Donuts being well recorded, but there are way worse recorded Dilla joints that I rather listen to. A lot of instrumental hip hop has a more enjoyable listening experience under audiophile conditions versus not. The gap in enjoyment is more noticeable than when listening Boot Camp Clik or whoever. Peace.
     
     
     
  14. D Rob


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    I'm with you. Flobots debut album Fight With Tools sounds excellent. It came to life with Ety's of all iem's. Most hip hop has excessive slack when it comes to mastering. Although the vocals on some of T.I.'s albums are pretty good. I can't really think of one other than Flobots that is very good. 
     
  15. point3six


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    Wrong
     
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