What's Your Top Ten List of Best Hip-Hop Albums Ever???

I want to know your opinion, on my list I'd probably put wu-tang's first album, and A Tribe Called Quest's 3rd album, etc. And also if you don't listen to hip-hop there's no need in you commenting just to say you hate rap music or whatever. Thanks you! I appreciate everyone who answers!


Thank you ftownsfinest, you know some good albums!

12 Answers

  • 1 decade ago
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    01 Nas - Illmatic

    02 Public Enemy - It Takes a Nation of Millions to Hold Us Back

    03 Eric B. & Rakim - Paid in Full

    04 Wu-Tang Clan - Enter the Wu-Tang (36 Chambers)

    05 The Notorious B.I.G. - Ready To Die

    06 Raekwon - Only Built 4 Cuban Linx

    07 A Tribe Called Quest - The Low End Theory

    08 N.W.A. - Straight Outta Compton

    09 Boogie Down Productions - Criminal Minded

    10 Dr. Dre - The Chronic

    (that's the top 10) But I wish I Could of added of added

    Run-D.M.C. Raising Hell

    2Pac - Me Against the World

    Ice Cube - Death Certificate

    Jay-Z - Reasonable Doubt

    OutKast Aquemini

    Snoop Dogg Doggystyle

    I Couldn't Forget Main Source Breaking Atoms *Does someone mind telling me why the hell this album is out of print?? Breaking Atoms is a long forgotten classic. Because of this, I never knew that Large Professor was this nice on the mic. ****, I never even knew he rapped before this album. The rhymes are ahead of their time and the beats are even further ahead of their time. Scratch's and Kut's DJing is the perfect icing for Large Professor's beats. "Just a Friendly Game of Baseball" is one of the best songs ever. Using baseball metaphors to describe police brutality was perfect and sounds like something Nas would do. Speaking of Nas, "Live at the Barbeque" was one of hip-hop's most epic posse cuts ever. This long forgotten album deserves its place in the vaults of great hip-hop*

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  • 1 decade ago

    Yeah you are right

    Midnight Marauders A Tribe Called Quest/ tied with Enter the Wu Tang

    TheAdventures of Slick Rick /tied with Breaking Atoms Main Source

    2pacalypse Now tied/ w/Ready to Die Notorious B.I.G

    To the East Blackwards X Clan /tied with Fear of a Black Planet Public Enemy

    The Low End Theory A Tribe Called Quest

    Radio LL Cool J tie Blow Out Comb Digable Planets

    The Chronic Dr Dre tie Long Live the Kane Big Daddy Kane

    License to Ill Beastie Boys tied w/ Follow the Leader Eric B & Rakim

    Peoples Instinctive Travels... A Tribe Called Quest

    Source(s): whew so many...i don't have time to write edit: thank you so much Papi for Main Source...and Pharcyde's first album too is great...and you are right Live at the Barbecue and Just a Friendly Game of Baseball are great...I love Just Hanging Out too...."Baseball" is one of the most clever SONGS ever written, right up there with The Winner Takes it All and Bag Lady and I Used to Love Her, with great comparisons
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  • 4 years ago

    @ Fear of the Mask, actually a lot illmatics best tracks were out since 92, so 36 Chambers should be put in the same boat of influence as Illmatic I agree with Pac about having OutKast on the list @ Fear, actually the majority of 36 Chambers were recorded in 92 Illmatic only had 3 tracks recorded in 93 which were Life's A B*tch, Represent, and The Genesis(which is really just a short intro so...) also some of the verses on the album date back to 91

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    Wu-Tang Forever-Wu-Tang Clan

    Illmatic- Nas

    Raising Hell- Run-Dmc

    Liquid Swords- GZA

    Only Built 4 Cuban Linx- Raekwon

    The Infamous- Mobb Deep

    Lifestylez Ov Da Poor & Dangerous- Big L

    Criminal Minded- BDP

    Ready To Die- Notorious B.I.G

    Me Against The World- 2Pac

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  • 1 decade ago

    10.)Straight Outta Compton-NWA

    9.)The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill-Lauryn Hill

    8.)Ready to Die-Notorious B.I.G.

    7.)The Blueprint Vol.1-Jay-Z

    6.)Enter the Wu-Tang (36 chambers)-Wu-tang clan

    5.)Me Against the World-Tupac

    4.)Paid In Full-Eric B and Rakim

    3.)Reasonable Doubt- Jay-Z

    2.)All Eyes on Me-Tupac


    The thing about this list is not only are they all classics.......but with the albums on this list, all you have to do is press play, no need to skip any songs..thats what separates these albums from the rest in hip-hop history..

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  • 1 decade ago


    2Pac...Me Against The World

    2Pac...All Eyes On Me

    Jay-Z...The Blueprint

    The D.O.C....No One Can Do It Better



    Snoop Dogg...Doggystyle

    The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill

    LL Cool J...Bigger And Deffer

    These are in no particular order, and there are so many others that deserve credit...but in my opinion, Untouchable is the best rap album ever.

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  • 1 decade ago

    in no particular order

    36 chambers

    the low end theory

    ready to die

    the seven day theory

    straight outta compton

    reasonable doubt

    the chronic

    paid in full

    only built for cuban linx

    the infamous.........this is my top ten

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  • 1 decade ago

    OK let me start from 10 to 1

    10.N.W.A. - Straight Outta Compton

    9. OutKast- Aquemini

    8. 2Pac-Me Against The World

    7 TI-KING

    6 Lil wayne -Carter 2

    5 Jay-Z - Reasonable Doubt

    4 The Notorious B.I.G. - Ready To Die

    3 Nas - Illmatic

    2 The Notorious B.I.G.-Life After Death (both CDs)

    1 Jay-z - Fade to Black

    That's My top ten Albums but it's just an opinion anyway!!

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  • 1 decade ago

    umm i like all or atleast most hip hop albums so it is hard to chose

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  • 1 decade ago

    1.Makevelli-The Don Kulluminati 7 Day Theory

    2.Jay-Z-Life & Time of Shawn Carter Vol.2/Outkast-Aquemini(Tie)

    3.DMX-It's Dark and Hell Is Hot

    4.Eminem- 1st Album

    5.Biggie-Life After Death

    6.50 Cent-Get Rich or Die Tryin

    7.Dr Dre-The Chronic 2001

    8.Snoop Dogg-R&G

    9.Nas-I am

    10.Big Pun-Capital Punishment

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