Same with me, its hard to pick one out as you're favorite.
Digable Planets "Blowout Comb"
Big L "lifestylz ov da poor and dangerous" (highly recommended)
De La Soul "Buhloone Mind State"
Smiff-n-Wessun "Dah Shinin"
Snoop Dog "doggystyle"
Mobb Deep "Murda Muzic"
KRS ONE "KRS ONE"
Any "Bone thugs N-Harmony" is pretty sick too.
i could keep going on but then it kind of defeats the purpoes of the thread. Its hard to pick just a few like this, but these are probably at the top of the list for me.
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Its pretty useful if you are thinking of buying an album and wanna hear some of it first, so you dont waste you're money on sh**.