Gang Starr - Daily Operation
Showbiz & A.G. - Runaway Slave
Gang Starr - Hard To Earn
Gang Starr - Step In The Arena
Mos Def and Talib Kweli are Black Star
Pharcyde - Labcabincalifornia
OutKast - ATLiens
Bahamadia - Kollage
Gil Scott Heron - Pieces Of A Man
Guru - Jazzmatazz II - The New Reality
tried to put them in order... Can't list just ten records so, a couple more in no order;
Honorable Mention; Gang Starr - Moment Of Truth, Pharcyde - Bizarre Ryde..., MC Solaar - Prose Combat, De La Soul - Buhloone Mind State, Redman - Dare Iz A Darkside, Lord Finesse - Funky Technician, Show & AG - Goodfellas, Asheru & Blue Black - Soon Come, Big L - Lifestylez..., N-Light-N - Deep Green, Mos Def - Black on both sides, Diamond D - Stunts...., and a couple old g-funk classics, some soul and jazz records and tons of golden era hip hop...
hmmm, I get kinda overexcited doing lists like this:) Think it's almost impossible for me to list a top ten, depends on my mood at the time, but i tried:)
Just to comment on this for a second, if Jeff had produced these beats I would be even more disappointed. Honestly, I don't like the majority of beats on Lost & Found, not that they're all that bad but there is something missing. Especially the kicks and snares don't hit like they should, but this could also be just me since I expected something else from this album.
On the positive tip, Will has really improved on the lyrical tip, his flow on some of the tracks are crazy.
Just to add on to the production credits; Could You Love Me produced by G-1, probably the same as G-One, who have co-produced some of DJ Quik's latest records. Raphael Saadiq plays guitar or bass on it too, I think that was a nice touch. Have to say that i was so disappointed to see that DJ Jazzy Jeff only produced a single track, because a lot of the beats could really need the quality that Jeff brings.