What makes an Album classic?

Discussion in 'Music' started by mrdills, Feb 24, 2009.

  1. mrdills

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    I hear this term on here all the time. Is an Album really a classic if it don't get love in all rap circles? Is it the production, Lyrics and beats? Ijust want to gauge what the def. is on this board
     
  2. sir rob a lot

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    All of the above. Start to finish good music.
     
  3. damelloyellow15

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    when you cant skip a track.
     
  4. sosincere09

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    When the production and the lyrics go hand and hand and make timeless music. I Also think that the affect it has on the culture comes into play....
     
  5. mrdills

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    Good point.
     
  6. jpioneer

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    When you don't skip tracks on it and you never get tired of hearing it. Trendy albums die quick but classics never get old.
     
  7. youtubesensation

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    If the fans call it a classic it will be labeled as one!

    Sometimes things aren't recognized till later generations, but the same rules apply. If I say Lil Wayne is the Greatest Rapper Alive and no one retractsand just agrees then its so.
     
  8. queencitysneakerqueen

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    All of the above
     
  9. inspektahdeck

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    when u get 5 mics in the source
     
  10. mw2889

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    Classics can have skippable tracks...

    People have called the Black Album classic, but Justify My Thug is always skipped when I play it.

    The Blueprint is called classic, Jigga that +%+!% is trash.
     
  11. bigmike23

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  12. rocyaice

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    I'm gonna disagree to the day I die about Justify My Thug. I just don't get why dudes don't F with that track. Quik killed that beat. I wonder whatthe response would've been had the hook not sampled Justify My Love. I'm the only cat that likes that track though so I know i'm in the minoritylol.


    But I agree about Blueprint. That's a fine example of a album that's classic but has a skippable track on it.

    I think what it comes down to is replay value, production and to an extent lyrics. There are other qualitys to a classic record but I think those are the big3. I think the better production the weaker the lyrics can be. Get Rich Or die Trying and Doggystyle are two albums with not much lyrical content but withgreat production.
     
  13. zube42

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    [​IMG] I thought I was the only one that like Justify MyThug!!!
     
  14. lesfamilia

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    With all due respect, I don't know anyone that's called TBA a classic. Maybe it's just me, but I was always under the impression Jayhad two classics: RD and BP. At the end of the day, I've come to enjoy the remix albums like Dangermouse's version far more than the original BlackAlbum.
     
  15. worldbeefreeg

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    Word to the Naked Truth.
     
  16. mideastbeast

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    If I call it a classic.
     
  17. joshhassolex

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    listen to illmatic and you'll see what makes an album classic
     
  18. crossisom

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    Three. [​IMG]
     
  19. n3ff 3000

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    Four.
     
  20. quest uno

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    [flame suit] Justify My Thug is one of my favorite tracks on the album, but I always skip Allure. I'm going to hide from the angry mob now. [/flame suit]
     
  21. luigitheking

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    TBA is a classic in my book and I've seen plenty of people who say the same. [​IMG]

    And Justify My Thug is [​IMG] too by the way.
     
  22. n3ff 3000

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    The 11th Commandment: Thou shall not skip Allure. It's one of Jay's best songs.
     
  23. downtown43

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    who the %+%+ calls Black Album a classic???

    and honestly, i don't think Blueprint is a classic. although, yes, i agree that general public perception thinks differently.

    [​IMG] at dude for skipping Allure though... [​IMG]
     
  24. crossisom

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    [​IMG] I always liked it, but for some reason, not unti l last year, I didn't realize its true piffery. It's like something snapped in mybrain that said "DAMN I love this song."
     
  25. the fresh king

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    If YOU feel or think it's a classic, then it is what it is...
    Simple as that.