Texas had a lot of timeless music. I like the direction it is going but at the same time artist are not putting out timeless music. Artist are putting all their efforts into a single or a mix tape instead of dedicating time to make a classic album. Making mix tapes with original beats is cool but it’s just not the same effect of an album. I remember I couldn’t wait to leave school to buy Lil Flip’s “The Leprechaun” album from Knowledge Records. I know times have change and I’m cool with that. New Texas artist aren’t bad at all but these classics listed will be listened to 10, 15 years from now still. The way the albums are listed doesn’t necessarily mean that I rank one higher than the other. This list is my opinion but feel free to add input on what you think. #SWBY
25. WILLIE D- CONTROVERSY
If you are an avid fan of Willie D, you know that he been raw and uncensored. This album one of my favorite all-time.
LISTEN TO “BALD HEADED HOES” HERE:
24. K-RINO- STORIES FROM THE BLACK BOOK
K-Rino dropped this classic in 1993. He is arguably one of top lyricist out of Texas all-time. His music puts me in a different mind frame with the clever word play.
LISTEN TO “CARTOON ORGIE” HERE:
23. BIG MIKE- HAVING THANGS
Big Mike was a part of the legendary group Geto Boys. This album was definitely somethin’ serious.
LISTEN TO “PLAYA, PLAYA” HERE:
22. BIG MELLO- WEGONFUNKWICHAMIND
Big Mello was holdin’ and reppin’ that H-Town tough. Afros and 84s is my jam mayne. He repped that Hiram Clarke.
LISTEN TO “FUNKWICHOMIND” HERE:
21. GETO BOYS- DA GOOD, DA BAD, & DA UGLY
The Geto Boys were way ahead of their time. They could release this album now and go platinum.
LISTEN TO “GANGSTA(PUT ME DOWN)” HERE:
20. LIL O- FAT RAT WIT THE CHEESE
Lil O hit hard with this one and to this day you still hear, “Playas get chose” in the club.
LISTEN TO “WE AINT BROKE NO MORE” HERE:
19. Botany Boyz- Forever Botany
I couldn’t go a day without jamming this album.
LISTEN TO “FOREVER BOTANY” HERE:
18. FAT BASTARD & TUM TUM- RESPECT IT OR CHECK IT
Even though Mr. Lucci and Mr. Pookie had broke the Dallas rap scene wide open, you couldn’t sleep on DSR especially these two.
LISTEN TO “ON MY SCREENS” HERE:
17. BIG POKEY- HARDEST PIT IN THE LITTER
Big Podena hit the scene like a pit bull smelling blood with this album. This album went so hard.
LISTEN TO “BALL AND PARLAY” HERE:
16. C-NOTE- THIRD COAST BORN
C-Note knew what he was doing when he dropped this classic. He had hits on here.
LISTEN TO DIAMONDS ALL IN YA FACE” HERE:
15. MR. POOKIE- THA RIPPLA
Mr. Pookie and Mr. Lucci hit the Dallas scene and they stretched all the way to the G. Everybody was jamming these boys.
LISTEN TO “CROOK FOR LIFE” HERE:
14. MR. LUCCI- DIABOLICAL
Mr. Lucci has ties to Grambling but he broke boys off in the D when him and Mr. pookie hit with the “crook” themed sound. It was different and unique and it caught and stuck.
LISTEN TO “MR. DIABOLICAL” HERE:
13. DEVIN THE DUDE- THE DUDE
Devin the Dude been around awhile but when he released this album around 1998, I must say this was so mellow and playa it didn’t come out my deck for two weeks.
LISTEN TO “SEE WHAT I CAN PULL” HERE:
12. Z-RO- Z-RO VS. THE WORLD
The title of this album should have let you know where Ro was headed with his music. Z-Ro is arguably Top 5 artist from Houston easy. A lot of people say his music depressing, I definitely don’t get that feeling I get a sense of real.
LISTEN TO “SWANG ON 4’S” HERE:
11. DJ DMD-TWENTY TWO: P.A. WORLDWIDE
DJ DMD dropped a classic and had arguably one of the best tracks to come from Texas with “25 Lighters”.
LISTEN TO “25 LIGHTERS” HERE:
10. LIL TROY- SITTING FAT DOWN SOUTH
All I gotta say is “wanna be a baller”.
LISTEN TO “WANNA BE A BALLER” HERE:
9. BIG HAWK-UNDER HAWKS WINGS
R.I.P. Hawk. This album jammed from beginning to end.
LISTEN TO “HATERS LUV WHEN YA DOWN”:
8. LIL FLIP- THE LEPRECHAUN
I don’t care what nobody says, it is because of this album that til this day I still think Lil Flip one of the hardest to freestyle. I can do that.
LISTEN TO “GOTTA BE ME” HERE:
7. BIG MOE- CITY OF SYRUP
The Barre baby. RIP Big Moe like Maan!
LISTEN TO “MAAN” HERE:
6. ESG- SHININ’ N’ GRINDIN’
Some may argue that “Ocean of Funk” is better but naw this was his album here. Don’t get me wrong “Ocean of Funk” went hard but when he got Platinum Soul behind him, wasn’t no comparison.
LISTEN TO “REALEST RHYMIN'” HERE:
5. FAT PAT- GHETTO DREAMS
Definitely a legend gone before he could tear the game up. This whole album could get the club jumping. He was Hawk’s brother and a major influence in the Houston sound.
LISTEN TO “BODY ROCK” HERE:
4. DJ SCREW- 3 IN THE MORNING
It is because of DJ Screw that this list even exist. Enough said. RIP.
LISTEN TO “PIMPIN’ THE PEN” HERE:
3. LIL KEKE- DON’T MESS WITH TEXAS
Houston listed “Southside” as the number one song of all-time in Houston. They probably could have did that with this album as well.
LISTEN TO “SOMETHING ABOUT THE SOUTHSIDE” HERE:
2. UGK- RIDIN’ DIRTY
UGK just celebrated 17 years since this album has been released. I told you I could pop this in and bob my head like they just released this last Tuesday. True definition of timeless, but then again all of UGK’s music is timeless.
LISTEN TO “HIGH LIFE” HERE:
1. SCARFACE- THE FIX
What can I say. Is this up for debate? 5 mics in The Source and there isn’t a song you can skip over. Just like UGK, all of face music is timeless but this was his “IT” album nationally.
LISTEN TO “HEAVEN” HERE:
Dead End Alliance- Screwed For Life
Archie Lee- 8100%
Yungstar- Throwed Yung Playa