’10 Best Albums: #10 Reflection Eternal Revolutions Per Minute

On some Sade shit, Talib Kweli and Hi-Tek reunited for their first album in 10 years and they did not disappoint. Underrated? Underappreciated? Slept-on? All the above. But most important is to classify Revolutions Per Minute with its rightful distinction as one of the best rap albums of the year. It’s an essential listen of a true master MC and brilliant beatmaker working together to craft substantial hip-hop songs. (R.I.P. Guru.) Whether on their own (the crafty “City Playgrounds”, the thumpin’ “In This World”, the soothing “Lifting Off”) or with guests like J.Cole and Jay Elect (the prophetic “Just Begun”) and Bun-B (the riveting “Strangers”), Reflection Eternal elevates the game. In the end, the message is clear: Don’t just talk about how wack things are and ask where’s the real rap? Make it!

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  • TXM

    lol the album sucked. Talib fell off and the beats were disappointing.

  • ben

    this shit was slept on heavy.

  • @TXM

    U can’t be serious fam.

    Anyways, I’m glad this is on the list. I feel like it should be #7 or #8 tho. Somewhere down the line, I have a feeling that Ross’s album is gonna be on this list waaaaayyyyyy higher, like #5 or #4, which is bullshit, but cool. Fuck it. I say Kanye’s shit is #1 tho. Hands down.


    This was good but it should be number 10 how about 11 or 13

  • Dashing

    This album was aight. It wasn’t as good as Train of Thought, Quality, or Eardrum (truly his most slept-on album) though, which was disappointing since this was supposed to be the return of “Reflection Eternal.” It shouldn’t be on the list IMO, but if this is on the list and Pink Friday isn’t then I’ll be fine with its inclusion.

  • Dashing

    Also, this wasn’t better than Nas and Damian Marley’s album so that BETTER be included if you put this on the list.

  • TJ

    this would have been on my disappointing list. I hate that it had an electronic sound instead of the hip hop heavy previous album.

  • TJ

    in other words hi tek dropped the ball.

  • belly

    Looks like rr is finally owning up to being haters.

  • Da Truth not paul pierce

    yeah this album is hot

  • NihilTimendumEst

    I Love Talib Kweli One Of The Dopest MCs To Ever Do It But THis Album Was Bad Man..’Strangers’ Was The Only Great Track The Rest Were Average..How Can This Be In The Top 10 Best Albums Of 2010 I Would Definatly Put This In Top 10 Dissapointing…If Kanye Number One Imma Kill My Self It’s RnB Nigga Same For Drake Too Kid!!

  • fuk waka

    ok here we go again….. i can see kanye’s album at the top im fine with that
    but jst wanna see where these clowns place ross and waka

  • Busby

    I don’t understand how u can praise THIS album but can’t praise Distant Relatives..

  • dmfslimm

    totally agree. dope album.

  • ZoomZoom

    WHO AND WHO????????????

  • @Busby

    Cause Distant Relatives was actually kinda wack. Jus suck it up. The album had high expectations and didn’t live up to it. It was TOO revolutionary and happy. Niggaz don’t ALWAYS wanna hear that shit.

  • Chris

    This album was way more dissapointing than Distant Relatives (which actually wasnt wack at all. sorry if you guys cant fuck with reggae)

    Cats waited 10 years for this album and it came and went.

  • Word

    This album was okay I really liked only a few songs but it was decent. I wouldnt say its Top 10 of the year but hey I aint mad at the choice either. That Just Begun was my SHIT! Damn, thats one of the few songs where I cant decide who verse I liked most they all went it and killed that shit to its fullest. Good job to Cole though for holding up against two older heads

  • assasin

    Album of the year

  • Belize


  • best album.

  • y’all got quite some lists here. Definitely enjoyed a lot of those albums. Wanted to let everyone know that my site Da-what.com just posted our Top 10 Albums of the year list as well. We got a couple overlaps and a couple that yall left off. http://da-what.com/2011/01/02/top-10-paid-albums-of-2010/ Check it out and let us know what you think! All comments are appreciated. Thanks in advance for your input!

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