Blu & Exile - "Below the Heavens" (2007: Blu's introspective lyrics and Exile's soulful production combine to create an underground classic.
Blackalicious - "Blazing Arrow" (2002: Blazing Arrow" is a lyrical masterpiece, showcasing Gift of Gab's intricate rhymes and Chief Xcel's soulful production.
Zion I - "Mind Over Matter" (2000: Mind Over Matter" features intricate production and socially conscious lyrics.
Elzhi - "The Preface" (2008: Elzhi's solo debut is a lyrical tour de force. His intricate rhyme schemes and storytelling abilities deserve more recognition in the rap world.
Skyzoo - "The Salvation" (2009: Skyzoo's "The Salvation" is a lyrical tour de force that explores his personal journey and experiences.
CunninLynguists - "A Piece of Strange" (2006: A Piece of Strange" is a concept album that blends introspective storytelling with clever wordplay.