My Top 100 Albums [Rate, hate, debate]?

Everyone's been doing this recently, so I finally got around to finishing mine: 1. Nas - Illmatic 2. Mos Def and Talib Kweli - Black Star 3. GZA - Liquid Swords 4. Outkast - ATLiens 5. Common - One Day It'll All Make Sense 6. A Tribe Called Quest - Midnight Marauders 7. Mobb Deep - The Infamous 8.... show more Everyone's been doing this recently, so I finally got around to finishing mine:

1. Nas - Illmatic
2. Mos Def and Talib Kweli - Black Star
3. GZA - Liquid Swords
4. Outkast - ATLiens
5. Common - One Day It'll All Make Sense
6. A Tribe Called Quest - Midnight Marauders
7. Mobb Deep - The Infamous
8. EPMD - Strictly Business
9. Fugees - The Score
10. Cunninlynguists - A Piece of Strange
11. Eric B and Rakim - Follow the Leader
12. Nas - The Lost Tapes
13. Digable Planets - Reachin' A New Refutation of Time and Space
14. The Pharcyde - Labcabincalifornia
15. Jay-Z - Reasonable Doubt
16. Gang Starr - Moment of Truth
17. Jeru the Damaja - The Sun Rises in the East
18. Eminem - Slim Shady LP
19. 2pac - Me Against the World
20. INI - Center of Attention
21. Deltron 3030
22. A Tribe Called Quest - Beats, Rhymes and Life
23. Black Moon - Enta Da Stage
24. Common - Resurrection
25. Binary Star - Masters of the Universe

26. De La Soul - 3 Feet High and Rising
27. Antipop Consortium - Tragic Epilogue
28. The Roots - Things Fall Apart
29. De La Soul - Buhloone Mindstate
30. Jurassic 5 - Quality Control
32. Pete Rock and CL Smooth - Mecca and the Soul Brother
33. Kool G Rap and DJ Polo - Live and Let Die
34. Wu Tang Clan - 36 Chambers
35. Big L - Lifestylez Ov Da Poor and Dangerous
36. Outkast - Southernplayalisticadillacmuzik
37. Xzibit - At The Speed of Life
38. A Tribe Called Quest - Low End Theory
39. AZ - Doe or Die
40. Common - Be
41. Mos Def - Black on Both Sides
42. RJD2 - Deadringer
43. Lupe Fiasco - Food and Liquor
44. Outkast - Aquemini
45. Blu and Exile - Below the Heavens
46. Ghostface Killah - Ironman
47. Smif -n- Wessun - Dah Shinin
48. Jay-Z - The Black Album
49. CYNE - Evolution Fight
50. Mic Geronimo – The Natural

51. Kanye West - The College Dropout
52. J-Live - The Best Part
53. Boogie Down Productions - By All Means Necessary
54. Eric B and Rakim - Paid in Full
55. Panacea - Ink is My Drink
56. The Roots - Game Theory
57. K-os – The Joyful Rebellion
58. Nujabes - Metaphorical Music
59. Talib Kweli - Quality
60. Dela - Atmosphere Airlines vol. 1
61. Gang Starr – Hard to Earn
62. Pete Rock and CL Smooth – The Main Ingredient
63. Gnarles Barkley – St. Elsewhere
64. All Natural - Second Nature
65. Company Flow - Funcrusher Plus
66. Clipse - Lord Willin'
67. Rakim – The 18th Letter
68. Cunninlynguists – Will Rap For Food
69. CYNE – Cyne Collection (1999-2003)
70. Diamond D - Stunts, Blunts, and Hip-Hop
71. Goodie Mob – Soul Food
72. Saul Williams – Saul Williams
73. Lauryn Hill - The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill
74. Raekwon – Only Built 4 Cuban Linx
75. Masta Ace – A Long Hot Summer

76. K-os – EXIT
77. DJ Shadow – Endtroducing
78. Del the Funkee Homosapien – Both Sides of the Brain
79. Common – Like Water for Chocolate
80. Dr. Dre - 2001
81. The D.O.C. – No One Can Do It Better
82. Blackalicious – Blazing Arrow
83. Wyclef Jean - The Carnival
84. Outkast - Stankonia
85. Immortal Technique – Revolutionary Vol 2
86. Jungle Brothers – Done by the Forces of Nature
87. Big Pun – Capital Punishment
88. Masta Ace – Disposable Arts
89. Cunninlynguists – Dirty Acres
90. Ultramagnetic MCs – Critical Beatdown
91. Reflection Eternal – Train of Thought
92. Shad – The Old Prince
93. Public Enemy – It Takes a Nation of Millions to Hold Us Back
94. Del the Funkee Homosapien – I Wish My Brother George Was Here
95. Notorious BIG – Ready to Die
96. Justice System – Rooftop Soundcheck
97. No I.D. – Accept Your Own and Be Yourself (the Black Album)
98. Mobb Deep - Hell on Earth
99. Clipse – Hell Hath No Fury
100. Nieve & Cook – Away With Words



There's probably a handful I forgot cause I really had no system of compiling this. But if it's a really obvious album chances are it's just not on my list.
Update: @ Metal Yup. O.C. completely slipped my mind. Word...Life should definitely be up there. Though towards the last 25 or so. Another one I thought of after I made the list was 3rd Eye Vision by Hieroglyphics. @ Pizzajordan, that's kinda hard to say cause I didn't really rank them based on what I... show more @ Metal

Yup. O.C. completely slipped my mind. Word...Life should definitely be up there. Though towards the last 25 or so.

Another one I thought of after I made the list was 3rd Eye Vision by Hieroglyphics.


@ Pizzajordan, that's kinda hard to say cause I didn't really rank them based on what I would call a 5/5, 4.5/5, etc., but just glancing at the list I would have say that 5/5s end after Metaphorical Music (no. 58).

Everything above it I'd call a 5/5. After it, it's more of a mixed bag and a lot the rankings are interchangeable.

Though I'm sure if you go through my Q/A history I've called most of the 59-100 albums 5/5 as well.
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