These 2000s Hip-Hop Albums Reached Round 2 Of Finding The GOAT Album
Beginning in September 2015, Ambrosia For Heads returned to “Finding The GOAT,” our annual voting series that polls readers and fans to determine the Greatest Of All-Time. Following 2014-2015’s quest to use votes to determine the GOAT MC, we are asking readers to determine the greatest of all-time Hip-Hop album.
“Finding The GOAT Album” considers 120 albums from three individual eras (40 in each), with options for wild card and write-in candidates. This evening (January 24), AFH completed the first round from the 2000s, and you determined the winners that advance.
Notably, as forecast late last week, the battle of Kanye West’s My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy vs. The Roots’ Phrenology yielded one of the narrowest margins possible. Separated by 0.1%, it was a difference of three votes in favor of Kanye’s fifth album, that knocked The Roots crew’s fifth LP out.
Also noteworthy in the 2000s Round 1 results is that both T.I. albums in the bracket are now bumped out. Two LPs advance for Jay Z, Kendrick Lamar, Common, and Kanye West. J. Cole’s 2014 Forest Hills Drive prevented K-Dot from having three albums advance, when his third LP beat Section.80 by a single percent.
In terms of perceived upsets, Killer Mike’s most recent effort, R.A.P. Music toppled a platinum-plus Lil Wayne album Tha Carter II by nearly 25% of the votes. Additionally, Scarface’s lone Def Jam LP The Fix knocked out Game’s best-selling, critically-acclaimed debut, The Documentary.
As a reminder, albums not included in the bracket will be eligible for wild-card (2 will go to final 32), including an option for write-in candidates.
With at least two battles coming down to the wire (and less than 2% margins of victory), here are the 20 2000s albums headed to Round 2, which begins tomorrow (January 25):
Stay tuned for Round 2, beginning tomorrow (January 25).