April 04, 2021

Various Artists - The Source Hip-Hop Music Awards 2001 (2001)

*A photo of the disc is included in the RAR file.
Country: U.S.A.
Genre: Hip-Hop
Style: Gangsta Rap, Pop Rap, Conscious Rap
Label Number: 12 86239

© 2001 Def Jam Records
Like past volumes in the series, Source Hip Hop Music Awards 2001 features many of the year's biggest rap hits, emphasizing quality as well as popularity. While the majority of these songs are from the East Coast, there are a few West Coast songs -- Snoop Dogg's "Lay Low" and Xzibit's "X," both Dr. Dre productions -- and quite a few Dirty South songs: Ludacris' "Southern Hospitality," Trina's "Pull Over," Scarface's "Look Me in My Eyes," Nelly's "E.I.," and Mystikal's "Shake Ya Ass." There are a few songs here that weren't big chart-toppers -- Talib Kweli's "Blast," MOP's "Ante Up (Robbing-Hoodz Theory)," Poe Boy Family's "Making It," and the Mos Def, Pharoahe Monch, Nate Dogg collaboration, "Oh No -- yet thankfully made the album due to their quality. It's this offering of different styles and mix of chart-toppers and critical favorites that make Source Hip Hop Music Awards 2001 a representative sample of the year in rap, with a slight bias toward the East Coast.

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