Born to Mack- Too $hort
Too $hort's debut album after some raunchy EP's are him at his early dirty best. Tales of the shady side of the streets will leave your bass knockin & your sides split due to the laughs. He will only get better come his next album (which will be in a future top ten list).
Rhyme Pays- Ice-T
Another West Cost debut featuring a smooth street storyteller. Ice-T gives you the highs & lows of the Cali hustlers life. He deserves his props for being the voice of reason for a lot of the wests problems. Both with the cops & with our own kind.
N.W.A. And the Posse- N.W.A.
A lot of people don't realize that this is N.W.A.'s real debut album (a compilation album actually). Featuring the original Boyz-in-da-Hood & some real early N.W.A songs. It's pretty interesting to look back at this now that their bio-pic is out. An overlooked gem.
Lyrical King- T La Rock
T La Rock is another NYC legend no one speaks of anymore sadly. His single with Rick Ruban, the classic "It's Yours" is the first single ever released on Def Jam. A solid lyricist who's street stories are probably more infamous than his actual career.
The Godfather of Rap- Spoonie G
Great production from Marley Marl & New Jack Swing legend Teddy Riley. Spoonie Gee had an smooth flow that was made for some laid back R&B type vibes. Plus he knew how to get lyrical when needed. Go play GTA San Andreas & look for his joint on Playback & tell me I'm wrong.