The Source's 5 Mic Albums

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All of these albums have been awarded 5 Mics by reviewers with hip-hop magazine The Source. (NOTE: Instead of stars, Source uses microphones with 5 being the "best".)

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  1. 1.
    Run Dmc
    by Run Dmc

  2. 2.
    Radio
    by L.L. Cool J

  3. 3.
    Licensed to Ill
    by Beastie Boys

  4. 4.
    Raising Hell
    by Run Dmc

  5. 5.
    Criminal Minded
    by Boogie Down Productions

  6. 6.
    Paid in Full
    by Eric B. & Rakim

  7. 7.
    Long Live the Kane
    by Big Daddy Kane

  8. 8.
    By All Means Necessary
    by Boogie Down Productions

  9. 9.
    Strictly Business
    by Epmd

  10. 10.
    Straight Outta the Jungle
    by Jungle Brothers

  11. 11.
    Straight Outta Compton
    by N.W.A.

  12. 12.
    It Takes a Nation of Millions
    by Public Enemy

  13. 13.
    Great Adventures of Slick Rick
    by Slick Rick

  14. 14.
    Critical Beatdown
    by Ultramagnetic MC's

  15. 15.
    No One Can Do It Better
    by D.O.C.

  16. 16.
    People's Instinctive Travels and the Paths of Rhythm
    by Tribe Called Quest

  17. 17.
    One for All
    by Brand Nubian

  18. 18.
    Let Rhythm Hit Em
    by Eric B. & Rakim

  19. 19.
    Grip It on That Other Level
    by Geto Boys

  20. 20.
    Amerikkkas Most Wanted
    by Ice Cube

  21. 21.
    Breaking Atoms
    by Main Source

  22. 22.
    The Low End Theory
    by Tribe Called Quest

  23. 23.
    Is Dead
    by De La Soul

  24. 24.
    Death Certificate
    by Ice Cube

  25. 25.
    The Chronic
    by Dr. Dre

  26. 26.
    Doggystyle
    by Snoop Doggy Dogg

  27. 27.
    Enter the Wu-Tang: 36 Chambers
    by Wu-Tang Clan

  28. 28.
    Illmatic
    by Nas

  29. 29.
    Ready To Die
    by Notorious B.I.G.

  30. 30.
    The Diary
    by Scarface

  31. 31.
    Infamous
    by Mobb Deep

  32. 32.
    Only Built 4 Cuban Linx
    by Raekwon

  33. 33.
    Me Against the World
    by 2pac

  34. 34.
    The Score
    by Fugees

  35. 35.
    Reasonable Doubt
    by Jay Z

  36. 36.
    All Eyez on Me

  37. 37.
    Life After Death
    by Notorious B.I.G.

  38. 38.
    Aquemini
    by Outkast

  39. 39.
    Chronic 2001
    by Dr. Dre

  40. 40.
    Stillmatic
    by Nas

  41. 41.
    The Blueprint
    by Jay Z

  42. 42.
    The Fix (Explicit lyrics)
    by Scarface

  43. 43.
    Naked Truth
    by Lil Kim

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Created by reenum on Aug 22, 2006.
 

Comments

This List is Correct — 5 years ago

Especially the TOP 20.

I adopted Hip Hop as my way of life since I was 9 and that was in 82’ and by the time 83 and 84 hit…Hip Hop just broke out World Stage Large with RUNDMC! LL CooL J, Eric B & Rakim, De La, Kane, 3rd Bass, Beastie Boyz, Biz Markie, Juice Crew, SaltnPeppa, were right after, and I cant even not mention the early West Coast influencs, ICE T, KING T, NWA ( and all the members – RIP Eazy ) Souls of Mischief, Pharcyde, Snoop, WC, an’ shiiiiiii T the list can continue for a block if you count ALL the DOPE crews that rocked and transported HIPHOP through a word of mouth , Look we break dance and graphitti everyday type shit, and rock RED Addidas Nylon Track Suits, with Puma’s and Pony’s with Phat Laces Kris Krossed… Damn, this is just anotha hip hop flashback, a cornerstone of a TRUE MC. “D” O R I G I N A L J O N J A Y/www.JONJAY.ca




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