With a list that includes classic albums like Run-DMC’s Born To Die, and even a couple of lesser-known classics like the original Run- DMCs, the Sports Bible lists every hip hop album released in the 90s.
There’s also an option to rank albums by total number of streams on YouTube.
“I don’t know if it’s the most comprehensive or the most informative book, but it’s a great reference for fans of hip hop,” says James, a Brooklyn-based rapper who is best known for his hits like “Run DMC,” “Runaway,” and “Black Money.”
“For me, the best albums are those that make you feel like you are a part of the culture and you’re part of something bigger than yourself.
I think those albums are the ones that get me to feel good.”
James and his crew put out a new album this year, and he’s also been getting more involved with his career.
He’s releasing a book on the subject, and is also working with the artist to make another hip hop collaboration, called “Hip Hop.”
James says that he’s been listening to hip hop for 20 years, and it’s helped him get over the trauma of the 9/11 attacks.
“I think listening to the music and seeing people’s reactions to the attacks has helped me get through it,” he says.
“I think a lot of the people that I know who are dealing with trauma are the people who have been through it, and those people really inspire me to keep working on music.”
It’s a similar story for Rufus.
He was a member of the band Rufi from the 90’s, and was a fan of Run-A-Song, the hip hop group formed by Run-Da-Mags.
“If I’m a little older, I’ll probably be the one that gets to make the album and be the artist,” he laughs.
For Rufu, hip hop is a place where he feels safe.
“Hip hop is where I feel safe.
I’ve always felt safe in this music, and that’s something that I think people are missing out on,” he explains.
“Hangin’ out with people who are out here playing music and having fun, and having that kind of connection with the people around you.”