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PostSubject: Grade These Albums Vol. 1   Sat 25 Jun 2011, 9:03 pm

Okay here's the plan. I will post random albums here and there and we can grade it based on the below:

Lyrics- I know lyricism can be defined in different ways. So base your grade on your own lyrical criteria.

Subject Matter- What are they talking about? Is it varied?

Production- beats, hooks, interludes, etc etc.

Entertainment- Does it keep your attention? Is it humorous? Griping? etc etc

Originality- rap style, album concept, overall presentation, etc etc.

We will use the basic school grading system. A+ to F-.

Here's the 1st 5 albums:

The DOC- NOCDIB
Canibus- Rip The Jacker
Geto Boys- We Can't Be Stopped
Ice-T- OG
ATCQ- Low End Theory

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PostSubject: Re: Grade These Albums Vol. 1   Sat 25 Jun 2011, 9:19 pm

The DOC- NOCDIB
Lyrics- B+
Subject Matter- C
Production- A
Entertainment- A
Originality- B

Canibus- Rip The Jacker (based off one listen)
Lyrics- A
Subject Matter- C+
Production- C+
Entertainment- C
Originality- B

Geto Boys- We Can't Be Stopped
Lyrics- B
Subject Matter- B
Production- C+
Entertainment- A
Originality- B

Ice-T- OG
Lyrics- B
Subject Matter- B+
Production- B
Entertainment- B+
Originality- B

ATCQ- Low End Theory
Lyrics- C+
Subject Matter- C+
Production- B
Entertainment- B
Originality- B


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PostSubject: Re: Grade These Albums Vol. 1   Sun 26 Jun 2011, 11:47 am

TicNitty706 wrote:
Okay here's the plan. I will post random albums here and there and we can grade it based on the below:

Lyrics- I know lyricism can be defined in different ways. So base your grade on your own lyrical criteria.

Subject Matter- What are they talking about? Is it varied?

Production- beats, hooks, interludes, etc etc.

Entertainment- Does it keep your attention? Is it humorous? Griping? etc etc

Originality- rap style, album concept, overall presentation, etc etc.

We will use the basic school grading system. A+ to F-.

Here's the 1st 5 albums:

The DOC- NOCDIB
Canibus- Rip The Jacker
Geto Boys- We Can't Be Stopped
Ice-T- OG
ATCQ- Low End Theory

The DOC - NOCDIB
Lyrics - A-
Subject Matter - C+
Production - A
Entertainment - A
Originality - B

Canibus - Rip The Jacker
Lyrics - A
Subject Matter - B+
Production - B+
Entertainment - B+
Originality - B+

Geto Boys - We Can't Be Stopped
Lyrics - B+
Subject Matter - B
Production - B
Entertainment - A
Originality - B

Ice T - OG
Lyrics - B
Subject Matter - B
Production - B
Entertainment - B-
Originality - B-

ATCQ - Low End Theory
Lyrics - A
Subject Matter - A
Production - A
Entertainment - A
Originality - A

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PostSubject: Re: Grade These Albums Vol. 1   Sun 26 Jun 2011, 12:32 pm

Low End Theory is on the honor roll for you huh Half...lol. Those are some pretty fair grades.

Glad to see you feeling that GB album like that. I gave it a C in production because I feel the lack of creative hooks and some of the beats are just average to me but still jam. Mind Playing Tricks is the best beat on the album. I'm not a fan of WCBS because of the beats its mostly because of the rhymes and subjects.

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PostSubject: Re: Grade These Albums Vol. 1   Sun 26 Jun 2011, 12:40 pm

TicNitty706 wrote:
Low End Theory is on the honor roll for you huh Half...lol. Those are some pretty fair grades.

Glad to see you feeling that GB album like that. I gave it a C in production because I feel the lack of creative hooks and some of the beats are just average to me but still jam. Mind Playing Tricks is the best beat on the album. I'm not a fan of WCBS because of the beats its mostly because of the rhymes and subjects.

Yeah man LET is in my top ten favorite albums.

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PostSubject: Re: Grade These Albums Vol. 1   Sun 26 Jun 2011, 1:14 pm

The DOC- NOCDIB
Lyrics- B+
Subject Matter- B-
Production- A
Entertainment- A
Originality- B

Canibus- Rip The Jacker
Lyrics- A
Subject Matter- B+
Production- A
Entertainment- A
Originality- A-

Geto Boys- We Can't Be Stopped
Lyrics- B
Subject Matter- B+
Production- B-
Entertainment- A
Originality- A-

Ice-T- OG
Lyrics- B
Subject Matter- B+
Production- B+
Entertainment- B+
Originality- B

ATCQ- Low End Theory
Lyrics- A-
Subject Matter- B+
Production- A-
Entertainment- A
Originality- A
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PostSubject: Re: Grade These Albums Vol. 1   Mon 27 Jun 2011, 8:15 am

The DOC - NOCDIB
Lyrics - B
Subject Matter - B
Production - B-
Entertainment - C+
Originality - B

Geto Boys - We Can't Be Stopped
Lyrics - B+
Subject Matter - B
Production - C+
Entertainment - B+
Originality - B

Ice T - OG
Lyrics - A+
Subject Matter - A+
Production - A+
Entertainment - A+
Originality - OG, haha

ATCQ - Low End Theory
Lyrics - B+
Subject Matter - B+
Production - A-
Entertainment - B+
Originality - B+

I haven't heard that Canibus album.
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PostSubject: Re: Grade These Albums Vol. 1   Mon 27 Jun 2011, 12:20 pm

The DOC - NOCDIB
Lyrics - A-
Subject Matter - C+
Production - A
Entertainment - A-
Originality - B-

Canibus - Rip The Jacker
Lyrics - A
Subject Matter - B
Production - B+
Entertainment - B+
Originality - B-

Geto Boys - We Can't Be Stopped
Lyrics - B+
Subject Matter - B+
Production - A-
Entertainment - A-
Originality - B+

Ice T - OG
Lyrics - B-
Subject Matter - B
Production - B
Entertainment - B-
Originality - B-

ATCQ - Low End Theory
Lyrics - A
Subject Matter - A-
Production - A-
Entertainment - B+
Originality - A
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PostSubject: Re: Grade These Albums Vol. 1   Mon 27 Jun 2011, 12:32 pm

Yo PKT, OG must be your fav album of all time?

Thanks for participating fellas.

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PostSubject: Re: Grade These Albums Vol. 1   Tue 28 Jun 2011, 10:45 am

It might be my #1. I don't know, but it's definitely in my top 5.
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PostSubject: Re: Grade These Albums Vol. 1   Sun 03 Jul 2011, 2:12 pm

The DOC- NOCDIB
Lyrics- A-
Subject Matter- B
Production- A
Entertainment- A
Originality- B

Canibus- Rip The Jacker (based off one listen)
Lyrics- A
Subject Matter- B-
Production- D
Entertainment- C
Originality- C

Geto Boys- We Can't Be Stopped
Lyrics- F
Subject Matter- D
Production- C
Entertainment- F
Originality- C

Ice-T- OG
Lyrics- C+
Subject Matter- B+
Production- C+
Entertainment- B+
Originality- B

ATCQ- Low End Theory
Lyrics- B
Subject Matter- A-
Production- A+
Entertainment- A
Originality- A

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PostSubject: Re: Grade These Albums Vol. 1   Mon 04 Jul 2011, 12:55 pm

The DOC - No One Can Do It Better

Lyrics- B+
Subject Matter- C+
Production- A+
Entertainment- A+
Originality- A

Haven't heard the Canibus album.

Geto Boys- We Can't Be Stopped

Lyrics- B
Subject Matter- B+
Production- B
Entertainment- B-
Originality- B

Haven't heard the Ice-T album (surprisingly). I'll get around to checking it out though.

ATCQ- The Low End Theory

Lyrics- B
Subject Matter- A
Production- A
Entertainment- A+
Originality- A
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PostSubject: Re: Grade These Albums Vol. 1   Mon 04 Jul 2011, 4:51 pm

The DOC- NOCDIB
L- B+
SM- B-
P- A+++ (best of all time, IMO)
E- A+
O- B+

Canibus- Rip The Jacker
L- A
SM- B
P- B+
E- B+
O- B

Geto Boys- We Can't Be Stopped
L- B
SM- B+
P- B
E- A
O- A-

Ice-T- OG
L- B
SM- B+
P- B
E- A-
O- A

ATCQ- Low End Theory
L- B
SM- B+
P- A
E- B-
O- B

For originality, are we saying when the album came out? Or right now?

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PostSubject: Re: Grade These Albums Vol. 1   Mon 04 Jul 2011, 9:01 pm

Originality equals the era it dropped in. Also the overall content of the album and the rapper(s).

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PostSubject: Re: Grade These Albums Vol. 1   Mon 04 Jul 2011, 9:40 pm

The DOC-No One Can Do It Better

Lyrics- A-
Subject Matter- B
Production- A
Entertainment- A
Originality- A

Geto Boys- We Can't Be Stopped

Lyrics- B
Subject Matter- B+
Production- B-
Entertainment- A
Originality- A-

Ice T- Original Gangster

Lyrics- B
Subject Matter- B+
Production- B
Entertainment- B
Originality- B -

ATCQ- The Low End Theory

Lyrics- A
Subject Matter- A-
Production- A
Entertainment- A
Originality- A
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