Wednesday, October 8, 2014

5 Mics (Part 2)

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On this week's episode, we will discuss all of the past and recently updated albums that earned the coveted "5 Mic Award" from The Source magazine. Two weeks ago, we discussed all of the albums that originally received 5 mics. On this episode, we'll cover the following...

These albums that were not rated upon their releases, but were later rated five mics in 2002:

Run-D.M.C. -- Run-D.M.C.
Radio -- LL Cool J
Licensed to Ill -- Beastie Boys
Raising Hell -- Run-D.M.C.
Criminal Minded -- Boogie Down Productions
Paid in Full -- Eric B. & Rakim
By All Means Necessary -- Boogie Down Productions
It Takes a Nation of Millions to Hold Us Back -- Public Enemy
Long Live the Kane -- Big Daddy Kane
Critical Beatdown -- Ultramagnetic MCs
Straight Out the Jungle -- Jungle Brothers
Strictly Business -- EPMD
The Great Adventures of Slick Rick -- Slick Rick
Straight Outta Compton -- N.W.A.
No One Can Do It Better -- The D.O.C.
All Eyez on Me -- 2Pac

Albums that originally received 4.5 mics, and were later re-rated to five:

Breaking Atoms -- Main Source
Death Certificate -- Ice Cube
The Chronic -- Dr. Dre
Enter the Wu-Tang (36 Chambers) -- Wu-Tang Clan
Ready to Die -- The Notorious B.I.G.
The Infamous -- Mobb Deep
Only Built 4 Cuban Linx... -- Raekwon
2001 -- Dr. Dre

Albums that originally received four mics, and were later re-rated to five:

Grip It! On That Other Level -- Geto Boys
Doggystyle -- Snoop Doggy Dogg
The Diary -- Scarface
Me Against the World -- 2Pac
The Score -- The Fugees

Join me and my co-host, eclectik, as we break each album down. We will definitively tell you if these albums deserved 5 Mics. Don't miss it!!!

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ShellyShell said...

Don't know if I'd give Death Certificate or DOC album five mics.

ShellyShell said...

Don't know if I'd give Death Certificate or DOC album five mics.