The Texas 30: Texas' 10 Best Rap Albums
Texas rap has played no small part in hip-hop's history. More specifically, Houston (and of course P.A.) rap has played no small part in hip-hop's history. (There are other cities in Texas, I hear, though with the exception of Dallas's brief swag-based blip, they've, to this point, remained largely invisible on a national scale.)
There's been The Geto Boys, Rap-a-Lot, UGK, the 2005 boom, the titans that preceded the 2005 boom, etc. Finding albums to rate the best has never been a problem. Actually rating them though, that's something completely separate.
However, after about 1 million hours of arguing and about 2 million emails, this is it: These are the ten greatest Texas rap albums that ever existed.
9. DJ Screw, 3 'N The Mornin' (1995)
Do you really need an explanation for why a DJ Screw album is important? Do you even have ears?
8. E.S.G., Ocean of Funk (1994)
Ocean of Funk was actually the very first album to prominently feature a Screwed song. Yet another reason to argue the perpetual underappreciation of E.S.G.