The Album of the moment is Life After Death by The Notorious B.I.G.
Ok, if you had to record an album right before you died, this would be the one to do. On his last album, Mr. Wallace (aka Biggie) absolutely kills it.
Cleverness, awesome story telling, excellent features (Jay-Z, R.Kelly, Bone, Too Short, all grace the album with excellent rhymes, and add a tier-1 track produced by RZA) and you’ve got a 5 Star-ridiculous 2 CD album. [sorry for all the numbers, but I felt it necessary to quantify the awesomeness of this album.]
I still remember picking this album up on the day it came out. It still bangs as hard to this day. Rock on BIG!