40 Must Have Southern Albums


Yea, we haven’t done a list in a second and once again we narrow it down by region. What’s a must have album from the South? Think about it like this: If 2Pac or Biggie came back from the dead to find out that the South is running this rap shit, what albums would you recommend he check out to catch up? Okay, maybe that was a bad example. Anyway, after numerous fist fights, gun fights, threaten resignations, and stab wounds, we present you with The 40 Must Have Southern Albums (In no particular order but alphabetical). Let the arguments begin! (Note: If you want to see the original post, complete with pics of album covers that we was too lazy to post again, CLICK HERE).

B.G. – Chopper City In The Ghetto (1999)
Introduced the world to the word “bling bling” and continued Cash Money late 90’s dominance.

C-Murder – Life Or Death (1998)
One of the best No Limit CD’s released which happened to be his best.

Devin The Dude – Just Tryin’ Ta Live (2002)
The Dude returns to top his debut and people sleeping on him.

Devin The Dude – The Dude (1998)
Not only is this a great debut, the album cover was gangsta.

Dirty – The Pimp & Da Gangsta
Not too many have heard this one, but they were the first to come out of Alabama.

Eightball – Lost (1998)
As a team, insane…as solo artist…still insane.

Eightball & MJG – Comin’ Out Hard (1993)
A must have for anyone who likes Ball & G.

Eightball & MJG – In Our Lifetime, Vol. 1 (1999)
Some look at this as their most mature and greatest album.

Eightball & MJG – On Top Of The World (1995)
This album marks the group’s first gold plaque.

Geto Boys – We Can’t Be Stopped (1991)
The Geto Boys DEFINED radio edit on this album.

Goodie Mob – Soul Food (1995)
This album proved that there was more talent in The Dungeon besides Dre and Big Boi.

Goodie Mob – Still Standing (1998)
Not as good as the first but still classic.

Hot Boys – Guerrilla Warfare (1999)
This album propelled the group in the Southern super group.

Juvenile – 400 Degreez (1998)
The nation was introduced to the Cash Money style on this one.

Lil’ Wayne – Tha Block Is Hot (1999)
A young Wayne finally get his spotlight.

Lil’ Wayne – Tha Carter II (2005)
Easily the best rap ablum to EVER come outta Cash Money….

Lil’ Wayne & DJ Drama – Dedication 2 (2006)
The mixtape that puts Weezy on the map…lyrically.

Little Brother – The Minstrel Show (2005)
Many might not call this a Southern album, but not only is it good, if gives a different side of the South.

Ludacris – Back For The First Time (2000)
Luva Luva showed everybody he just wasn’t a DJ.

Master P – Ghetto D (1997)
Most complete album No Limit ever made from top to bottom.

Master P – Ice Cream Man (1996)
One of the grimiest albums to ever hit the streets.

MJG – No More Glory (1997)
As a team, insane…as solo artist…still insane.

Outkast – Aquemini (1998)
Outkast’s best album.

Outkast – ATLiens (1996)
Outkast’s best album.

Outkast – Speakerboxxx/The Love Below (2003)
Love Below might not be considered a Rap album but it’s all Hip-Hop to us.

Outkast – Southernplayalisticadillacmuzik (1994)
Forget the South, this is one of the best albums ever.

Pastor Troy – We Ready: I Declare War (1999)
After this album came out, a lot of rappers from the South started rapping like the Pastor.

Project Pat – Mista Don’t Play: Everythangs Workin’ (2001)
The man behind the hooks of Three 6 gets his due.

Scarface – The Fix (2002)
One of the best Scarface albums ever.

Scarface – The Untouchable (1997)
Lyrically and musically Scarface’s best album.

T.I. – I’m Serious (2001)
T.I.’s debut, just wish he was still that guy and not the “cute” one we see today.

T.I. – King (2006)
T.I. finally lives up to a title he gave his self on his first album.

T.I. – Trap Muzik (2003)
Still T.I.’s best album hands down to date.

Three 6 Mafia – When the Smoke Clears: Sixty 6, Sixty 1 (2000)
The first platinum album for Three 6 Mafia, Hypnotize Mindz, and Memphis rap in general.

Trick Daddy – Book of Thugs: Chapter AK Verse 47 (2000)
Slept on, but TDD’s best work.

Tru – Tru 2 Da Game (1997)
The streets of New Orleans came to life on this double disc.

UGK – Ridin’ Dirty (1996)
Still was of the most praised Southern albums.

UGK – Super Tight (1994)
Gotta “Ride Dirty” with the originals, how can you not?

Young Jeezy – Thug Motivation 101: Let’s Get It (2005)
The CD lived up to all the hype and then some.

Young Jeezy & DJ Drama – Trap Or Die (2005)
One of the best mixtapes ever.