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Rolling Stone Top 50What up y’all. Great weekend, hung out with family, watched some great football, chilled mostly. Everything was cool until I finally came across this particular list. Now I know around this time of year you get a lot of these top blah blah blah list like, best songs, best albums, best Hindu indie folk rock funk guitar solo of the year. What I didn’t expect to come across is Rolling Stone’s top 50 Hip-Hop songs of all time. Once again a magazine successfully pulls off the feat of pissing EVERYBODY off with a list no one agrees with. Whoever wrote this list has too much of an affinity for early 80s Hip-Hop. How are Planet Rock and The Message ahead of T.R.O.Y.? How is Get Ur Freak On ahead of anything from Outkast? The fact that It Takes Two, In Da Club, and Big Pimpin’ are rated higher than Scenario is ridiculous. Where are the Busta Rhymes solo records?! While the Message is an important record, the best hip-hop song it is not. Where is Eric B for President, Criminal Minded, or Self Destruction? Where are the Wu-Tang solo records? Can I Kick It anyone? Where are the Reasonable Doubt records? Around the Way Girl deserves a spot over Wheels of Steel from Flash and them. Where is Just a friend from Biz Markie, I Used To Love H.E.R. is MIA, Can I get a Gangstarr record? There are so many records missing here and quite a few BS joints on the list. But I guess it has people talking so it served it’s purpose, here is the list:

50. Outkast – B.O.B.
49. Grandmaster Flash and the Furious Five – Wheels of Steel
48. Marley Marl – The Symphony
47. Funky 4 + 1 – That’s the Joint
46. Salt-N-Pepa – Push It
45. Lauryn Hill – Lost Ones
44. De La Soul – Me, Myself, and I
43. Audio Two – Top Billin’
42. Boogie Down Productions – South Bronx
41. 2Pac and Dr. Dre – California Love
40. Kurtis Blow – The Breaks
39. Eminem – My Name Is
38. Missy Elliott – Get Ur Freak On
37. Ice Cube – It Was A Good Day
36. Outkast – Rosa Parks
35. Mobb Deep – Shook Ones Part II
34. Schoolly D – P.S.K.
33. Jay-Z – 99 Problems
32. Kanye West – Jesus Walks
31. Nas – N.Y State of Mind
30. Notorious B.I.G. – Hypnotize
29. LL Cool J – Mama Said Knock You Out
28. Eminem – Lose Yourself
27. Craig Mack feat. Biggie, LL Cool J, Busta Rhymes, and Rampage – Flava In Ya Ear (Remix)
26. A Tribe Called Quest featuring Leaders of the New School – Scenario
25. Big Daddy Kane – Ain’t No Half Steppin’
24. Rob Base and DJ E-Z Rock – It Takes Two
23. Eric B and Rakim – I Know You Got Soul
22. EPMD – Strictly Business
21. LL Cool J – Rock The Bells
20. 50 Cent – In Da Club
19. Beastie Boys – Paul Revere
18. 2Pac – Dear Mama
17. Run-DMC – Peter Piper
16. Jay-Z feat. UGK – Big Pimpin’
15. N.W.A. – Fuck the Police
14. Public Enemy – Rebel Without A Pause
13. Doug E. Fresh and the Get Fresh Crew – La Di Da Di
12. Pete Rock and C.L. Smooth – The Reminisce Over You (T.R.O.Y.)
11. Wu-Tang Clan – C.R.E.A.M.
10. Eric B and Rakim – Paid In Full
9. N.W.A. – Staright Outta Compton
8. Notorious B.I.G. – Juicy
7. Public Emeny – Fight the Power
6. Dr. Dre feat. Snoop Doggy Dogg – Nuthin’ but A G Thang
5. Geto Boys – Minds Playing Tricks On Me
4. Run-DMC – Sucker M.C.’s
3. Afrika Bambaataa and the Soul Sonic Force – Planet Rock
2. Sugarhill Gang – Rapper’s Delight
1. Grandmaster Flash and the Furious Five – The Message

Discuss amongst yourselves, discuss it here, and hit me on twitter (@illfam79) or on Facebook. The Sun isn’t shining but there is only a week until Christmas and I love this time of year. I get to see Earl III’s face light up on Christmas morning, that makes life worth living…RIP to everybody in that horrible tragedy in Connecticut and if you’re not down with that…Your Opinion is Wrong. Peace

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