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Kanye West Get’s 5 Mics’ In The Source

Posted By on December 3, 2010

     Although The Source Magazine isn’t
the leading authority that it once was, when an album gets a “5 Mic” rating
their review section, it is still very note-worthy. Check out what the magazine
had to say about Kanye’s new project plus a list all the “5-Mic Winners” in the

Many folks wondered what would happen if Kanye West’s My Beautiful Dark
Twisted Fantasy
didn’t receive a “5 Mics” rating from The Source…well I
guess we’ll never know. Finally ‘Ye joins the elite club of Hip-Hop
legends like Nas, Jay-Z, Notorious B.I.G., Ice Cube, De La Soul and
OutKast who have created an album deemed a classic by The Source. My
Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy
was one of the year’s most anticipated
albums and Mr. West delivered ten fold. We recognized the musical
mastery. For the full review written by Andreas Hale, pick up the
Year-End issue featuring cover boys Rick Ross and Wiz Khalifa on
newsstands everywhere, December 14th.

Complete list of 5-Mic Albums
Run-D.M.C. — Run-D.M.C.
Radio — LL Cool J
Licensed to Ill — Beastie Boys
Raising Hell — Run-D.M.C.
Criminal Minded — Boogie Down Productions
Paid in Full — Eric B. & Rakim
By All Means Necessary — Boogie Down Productions
It Takes a Nation of Millions to Hold Us Back — Public Enemy
Long Live the Kane — Big Daddy Kane
Critical Beatdown — Ultramagnetic MCs
Straight Out the Jungle — Jungle Brothers
Strictly Business — EPMD
The Great Adventures of Slick Rick — Slick Rick
Straight Outta Compton — N.W.A.
No One Can Do It Better — The D.O.C.
All Eyez on Me — 2Pac
Grip It! On That Other Level — Geto Boys
Doggystyle — Snoop Doggy Dogg
The Diary — Scarface
Me Against the World — 2Pac
The Score — The Fugees
Reasonable Doubt — Jay-Z
People's Instinctive Travels and the Paths of Rhythm — A Tribe Called Quest
Let the Rhythm Hit 'Em — Eric B. & Rakim
AmeriKKKa's Most Wanted — Ice Cube
One for All — Brand Nubian
De La Soul Is Dead — De La Soul
The Low End Theory — A Tribe Called Quest
Illmatic — Nas
Life After Death — The Notorious B.I.G.
Aquemini — Outkast
Breaking Atoms — Main Source
Death Certificate — Ice Cube
The Chronic — Dr. Dre
Enter the Wu-Tang (36 Chambers) — Wu-Tang Clan
Ready to Die — The Notorious B.I.G.
The Infamous — Mobb Deep
Only Built 4 Cuban Linx… — Raekwon
2001 — Dr. Dre
The Blueprint — Jay-Z
Stillmatic — Nas
The Fix — Scarface
The Naked Truth — Lil' Kim
Trill OG — Bun B
My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy – – Kanye West


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