Lengthy earlier than the streaming era made playlists king, the crowning attribute of an incredible album was no skips: the flexibility to play a venture in its entirety with out interruption. It is an elusive feat, significantly in hip-hop, and much more so in a time when beefing up a tracklist can reap larger payouts for its creator. But once in a while a rapper will drop a really strong venture which you could simply trip out to.
It is refreshing whenever you hear these initiatives which are stacked from entrance to again. There’s one thing about not mashing the next-track button and letting a venture play—no have to take your cellphone our of your pocket or attain for the controls in your automotive or crib.
As such, XXL is highlighting half 100 albums that meet this distinction. The listing isn’t definitive. And whereas many of those are undisputed classics, some are less-heralded works that nonetheless cross the take a look at. Make a journey down reminiscence lane and mirror on 50 stellar albums with nary a wack observe.