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Could any man forget that if you like it then you should have put a ring on it… Or were you trying to Bump, Bump Bump.. But make sure to tell Mr. DJ to turn the music up as you Pon De Replay… Okay, okay, let’s sit back and remember Summer Jam 2001 when JAY-Z had to show who would Run It, Run It with 4 albums in 10 years, I can divide– that’s one every two, two of them sh!! was due, One was Nah — the other was Illmatic… Oh but we can’t forget the comeback, eff JAY-Z— you been on MY d!!!! Dag, I’m going to miss the 2000s. Even SOULJA BOY had us doing the YOUUUUUUUUUUU!! But I rather have a baby by 50 and be a millionaire. Or I could always chill with RICK ROSS and be SPEEEEEEDDDINNNNGGG!!

We can’t really complain, we were pretty spoiled. And as the year wraps up and the new decade approaches, what new artist will have us boppin? Could it be Jay-Z’s nephew, MEL CARTER or how about the strong lineup Young Money presents to us DRAKE, NICKI MINAJ. Wait, we can’t forget the ROC — J. COLE, MELANIE FIONA, WALE but BOW WOW also recently signed with Cash Money. And how could we NOT love KID CUDI. I think the new decade is going to brew up SOMETHING VERY special.


In the meantime, jog down memory lane and check out the TOP 100 URBAN ALBUMS IN THE 2000s

  1. Jay-Z “The Blueprint” (2001) — This album LITERALLY changed the game. After September 11, LISTENERS used THE BLUEPRINT as an escape and therapy. This was TRUE LIFE. You will ALWAYS remember Jay-Z dropped on September 11 and still sold out.
  2. Nas “Stillmatic” (2002) It can be argued that Jay-Z jumpstarted Nas career again and it worked. This is an ULTIMATE classic that we can not deny. Telling a story backwards is still unheard of. However NAS DID IT.
  3. Michael Jackson “Invincible” (2001) Just a melody of classic and it’s MICHAEL JACKSON which ALWAYS amounts to BRILLIANCE. We ALL feel invincible at a point in our life and Michael touched upon it all. Such as Heaven Can Wait or Whatever Happens which displays the love you have for your other half.
  4. Beyonce “Dangerously in Love” (2003) Some people say she’s talking about Jay-Z in I love the way you talk, your accent from New Yawk. This was Bey’s FIRST album as a SOLO artist and she made her mark.
  5. Ja Rule “Pain is Love” (2001) The title in itself was BRILLIANT. We all experienced being in love and dealing with the pain. But throughout the album, from CALLING MS. LEO lol we can admit this was a WELL THOUGHT OUT ALBUM and VERY intricate.
  6. Camron “Come Home With Me” (2002) Despite everything with Jay and it did JUST happen that it went PLAT when it was on the ROC lol, (I had to do it, an easy shot) but this was REAL. In the early 2000s, CAM’ROM came back out with an AMAZING alb um.
  7. Usher “Confessions” (2004) After the breakup with Chilli, we ALL wanted to know WHAT REALLY HAPPENED? And Confessions is an album that EVERYONE that has been in a relationship can relate to.
  8. Kanye West “The College Dropout” (2004) In 2004, this new kid on the ROC (block, ROC, get it lol maybe) CHANGED THE GAME. Stepping out of his producer position, he was able to show the world that if you have a talent and have mayonnaise color Benz that you push Miracle Whip YOU CAN BE DIFFERENT AND SUCCEED.
  9. 50 Cent “Get Rich or Die Tryin” (2003) After the FLOP of his first album, The Predator, 50 came back with a smash and shot up 9 times plus beefing with Ja Rule. Whether we love or hate FIDDY, we have to admit this album was the sugar honey iced tea on my birthday and we sipped Bacardi cus we didn’t give a — shut your mouth lol.
  10. 10.  Eminem “The Marshall Mathers LP” (2000)White boy did a milli, in the words of Jay-Z. Eminem was this weird white kid from MICHIGAN who DESPISED his wife but LOVED his creation HALEY and he proved that white ppl CAN rap and they do a damn good job at it as well.

11.  3LW “3LW” (2000)

12.  Carl Thomas “Emotional” (2000)

13.  Jagged Edge “J.E. Heartbreak” (2000)

14.  Jay-Z “The Dynasty” (2000)

15.  Lil Kim “Notorious K.I.M.” (2000)

16.  Ludacris “Back for the First Time” (2000)

17.  Musiq Soulchild “Aijuswanaseing” (2000)

18.  Nelly “Country Grammar” (2000)

19.  Next “Welcome II Nextasy” (2000)

20.  Outkast “Stankonia” (2000)

21.  Shyne “Shyne”  (2000)

22.  Tamia “A Nu Day” (2000)

23.  Aaliyah “Aaliyah” (2001)

24.  Eve “Scorpion” (2001)

25.  Fabolous “Ghetto Fabolous” (2001)

26.  Foxy Brown “Broken Silence” (2001)

27.  Janet Jackson “All For  You” (2001)

28.  Jennifer Lopez “J. Lo” (2001)

29.  The N.E.R.D “In Search of” (2001)

30.  Tyrese “2000 Watts” (2001)

31.  Ashanti “Ashanti” (2002)

32.  B2K “Pandemonium” (2002)

33.  Brandy “Full Moon” (2002)

34.  Cormega “The Realness” (2002)

35.  Scarface “The Fix” (2002)

36.  Snoop “Paid tha Cost to Be da Bo$$”  (2002)

37.  Styles P “A Gangster and a Gentleman” (2002)

38.  The Roots “Phrenology” (2002)

39.  TLC “3D” (2002)

40.  Wyclef “Masquerade” (2002)

41.  Anthony Hamilton “Coming From Where I’m From” (2003)

42.  Bow Wow “Unleashed” (2003)

43.  Ginuwine “The Senior” (2003)

44.  Jay-Z “The Black Album” (2003)

45.  Luther Vandross “Dance With My Father” (2003)

46.  The Diplomats “Diplomatic Immunity” (2003)

47.  The Neptunes “The Neptunes Presents The Clones” (2003)

48.  Destiny’s Child “Destiny Fulfilled” (2004)

49.  Joe Buddens “Joe Buddens” (2004)

50.  John Legend “Get Lifted” (2004)

51.  Beanie Sigel “The B. Coming” (2005)

52.  Bobby Valentino “DTP Presents Bobby Valentino” (2005)

53.  Chris Brown “Chris Brown” (2005)

54.  Memphis Bleek “534” (2005)

55.  Omarion “O” (2005)

56.  Rihanna “The Music of the Sun” (2005)

57.  Amy Winehouse “Back to Black” (2006)

58.  Black Eyed Peas “Monkey Business” (2006)

59.  Gnarls Barkley “St. Elsewhere” (2006)

60.  Jay-Z “Kingdom Come” (2006)

61.  Justin Timberlake “FutureSex/LoveSounds” (2006)

62.  Ne-Yo ” In My Own Word” (2006)

63.  Prince “3121” (2006)

64.  T.I. “King” (2006)

65.  Chris Brown “Exclusive” (2007)

66.  Common: Finding Forever (2007)

67.  Jay-Z “American Gangster” (2007)

68.  Leona Lewis “Spirit” (2007)

69.  M.I.A. “Kala” (2007)

70.  Mario “Go” (2007)

71.  Ne-Yo “Because of You” (2007)

72.  Pretty Ricky “Late Night Special” (2007)

73.  Trey Songz “Trey Day” (2007)

74.  Beyonce “I Am… Sasha Fierce” (2008)

75.  Day 26 “Day 26” (2008)

76.  Estelle “Shine” (2008)

77.  Jamie Foxx “Intuition” (2008)

78.  Jazmine Sullivan “Fearless” (2008)

79.  Jennifer Hudson  “Jennifer Hudson” (2008)

80.  Lady Gaga “The Fame” (2008)

81.  Lenny Kravitz “It’s Time for a Love Revolution”  (2008)

82.  Lloyd “Lessons in Love” (2008)

83.  Q-Tip “The Renaissance” (2008)

84.  Rick Ross “Trilla” (2008)

85.  T.I. “Paper Trail” (2008)

86.  T-Pain “Thr33 Rings”  (2008)

87.  Chipmunk “I Am Chipmunk” (2009)

88.  Chrisette Michelle “Epiphany” (2009)

89.  Drake “So Far Gone” (2009)

90.  Ghostface Killah Ghostdini: The Wizard of Poetry in Emerald City (2009)

91.  J. Cole “The Warm Up” (2009)

92.  J. Holiday “Round 2” (2009)

93.  Jay-Z “The Blueprint 3” (2009)

94.  Kid Cudi “Man on the Moon: The End of the Day” (2009)

95.  Maxwell “BlackSummersNight” (2009)

96.  Mel Carter “Certified” (2009)

97.  Melanie Fiona “The Bridge” (2009)

98.  Robin Thicke “Sex Therapy (2009)

99.  Ryan Leslie “Ryan Leslie” (2009)

100.The Dream “Love vs. Money” (2009) -Chantal Borgella

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