1. J-Zone: “Mad Rap” Appreciation Post & Top 10 “Mad Rap Album” List.


    NEW IN BLOGZ: Is it me, or have rappers not been mad in almost 20 years? Anger is good for hip-hop. Being a hater is great for hip-hop if we’re going by the 2012 definition (having an unpopular opinion). But those two ideas have become as egregious as being a biter or a sucker was 25 years ago. So as I pour out my Mad Dog 20/20 on the curb in memory of a bygone era, here are my 10 favorite thoroughly angry / hostile rap albums that weren’t made by Public Enemy (Flavor Flav’s comedic presence balanced things out) or part of a sick / psychotic rap movement... ( Continued... )

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    • http://www.twitter.com/hotboxbeats hotbox

      Another dope post. Much respect for including Guerillas In The Mist and Sleeping With The Enemy, two of my all-time favorite rap albums. I'm sure you could have filled all 10 slots with Rap-A-Lot albums if necessary.

      A little surprised that Amerikkka's Most Wanted didn't make the list. That's the first album that comes to my mind when thinking about angry rap.

    • DJMikeG

      I know its not from the late 80s, early 90s, but Kool Keith's "Matthew" is a non stop barrage of anger in the bitter vet vein, of course with the wacko flav that Keith brings to the table. Deserves a mention!

    • http://www.twitter.com/hotboxbeats hotbox

      Another album that comes to mind is Pooh-Man's "Judgement Day", which came out shortly after his departure from the Dangerous Crew. Most of that album is straight shots at Too Short, Ant Banks, Spice-1 etc