DigitalDreamDoor.com
  Custom Search of DDD
 Home
Rap/Hip-Hop Lists
 Music Lists Index
 Music Forum



100 Greatest Rap/Hip-Hop Albums '90s

see on mobile
Criteria: These are the albums that epitomized all facets of hip-hop music/culture in the 1990s. They were chosen and ranked according to quality, popularity, timelessness and influence.

Newly added names are in Red
Edited By: R. Thomas
Last Updated: 01-29-2010


Share on Tumblr
100 Greatest Rap/Hip-Hop Albums '90s
  1. Enter the Wu-Tang: 36 Chambers - Wu-Tang Clan (1993)
  2. Illmatic - Nas (1994)
  3. The Chronic - Dr. Dre (1992)
  4. The Low End Theory - A Tribe Called Quest (1991)
  5. Ready to Die - Notorious B.I.G. (1994)
  6. The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill - Lauryn Hill (1998)
  7. Me Against the World - 2Pac (1995)
  8. Aquemini - Outkast (1998)
  9. The Score - The Fugees (1996)
10. Only Built 4 Cuban Linx - Raekwon (1995)
11. The Slim Shady LP - Eminem (1999)
12. Endtroducing... - DJ Shadow (1996)
13. All Eyez On Me - 2Pac (1996)
14. Reasonable Doubt - Jay-Z (1996)
15. Daily Operation - Gang Starr (1992)
16. Liquid Swords - GZA (1995)
17. The Infamous... - Mobb Deep (1995)
18. Black On Both Sides - Mos Def (1999)
19. Life After Death - Notorious B.I.G. (1997)
20. Fear of a Black Planet - Public Enemy (1990)
21. Mos Def & Talib Kweli Are Black Star - Black Star (Mos Def/Talib Kweli) (1998)
22. 2001 - Dr. Dre (1999)
23. Breaking Atoms - Main Source (1991)
24. Things Fall Apart - The Roots (1998)
25. Lifestylez ov da Poor & Dangerous - Big L (1995)
26. AmeriKKKa's Most Wanted - Ice Cube (1990)
27. Enta Da Stage - Black Moon (1993)
28. Step In the Arena - GangStarr (1992)
29. Midnight Marauders - A Tribe Called Quest (1993)
30. Bizarre Ride II Tha Pharcyde - The Pharcyde (1992)
31. DoggyStyle - Snoop Doggy Dogg (1993)
32. Resurrection - Common (1994)
33. Check Your Head - Beastie Boys (1992)
34. Death Certificate - Ice Cube (1991)
35. The Sun Rises in the East - Jeru the Damaja (1994)
36. A Wolf In Sheep's Clothing - Black Sheep (1991)
37. Whut? Thee Album - Redman (1992)
38. Don Killuminati: The 7-Day Theory - 2Pac/Makaveli (1996)
39. Return to the 36 Chambers: The Dirty Version - Ol' Dirty Bastard (1995)
40. It Was Written - Nas (1996)
41. Nia - Blackalicious (1999 )
42. Hello Nasty - Beastie Boys (1998)
43. Supa Dupa Fly - Missy Elliott (1997)
44. ATLiens - Outkast (1996)
45. Wu-Tang Forever - Wu-Tang Clan (1997)
46. 93 Til Infinity - Souls of Mischief (1993)
47. De La Soul Is Dead - De La Soul (1991)
48. People's Instinctive Travels and the Paths of Rhythm - A Tribe Called Quest (1990)
49. Vol. 1: In My Lifetime - Jay-Z (1997)
50. Operation: Doomsday - MF Doom (1999)
51. Capital Punishment - Big Punisher (1998)
52. I Am... - Nas (1999)
53. Apocalypse '91: The Enemy Strikes Black - Public Enemy (1991)
54. Moment of Truth - Gang Starr (1998)
55. Reachin': A New Refutation of Time and Space - Digable Planets (1993)
56. Word...Life - O.C. (1994)
57. One For All - Brand Nubian (1990)
58. Soul Food - Goodie MOB (1995)
59. Steal This Album - The Coup (1998)
60. Soul on Ice - Ras Kass (1996)
61. War Report - Capone-N-Noreaga (1997)
62. Runaway Slave - Showbiz & A.G. (1992)
63. Organized Konfusion - Organized Konfusion (1991)
64. Wrath of the Math - Jeru the Damaja (1996)
65. Internal Affairs - Pharoahe Monch (1999)
66. Ironman - Ghostface Killah (1996)
67. Labcabincalifornia - The Pharcyde (1995)
68. Vol. 2: Hard Knock Life - Jay-Z (1998)
69. 6 Feet Deep - Gravediggaz (1994)
70. Black Sunday - Cypress Hill (1993)
71. Jewelz - O.C. (1997)
72. Tical - Method Man (1994)
73. Stress: The Extinction Agenda - Organized Konfusion (1994)
74. Mecca and the Soul Brother - Pete Rock and CL Smooth (1992)
75. southernplayalisticadillacmuzik - Outkast (1994)
76. Wanted: Dead or Alive - Kool G Rap & DJ Polo (1990)
77. Do You Want More?!!!??! - The Roots (1994)
78. The Diary - Scarface (1994)
79. Dr. Octagonecologyst - Dr. Octagon/Kool Keith (1996)
80. Uncontrolled Substance - Inspectah Deck (1999)
81. Doe Or Die - AZ (1995)
82. Heavy Mental - Killah Priest (1998)
83. Live and Let Die - Kool G Rap & DJ Polo (1992)
84. Take a Look Around - Masta Ace (1990)
85. Don't Sweat the Technique - Eric B. and Rakim (1992)
86. I Wish My Brother George Was Here - Del the Funkee Homosapien (1991)
87. A Prince Among Thieves - Prince Paul (1999)
88. Funcrusher Plus - Company Flow (1997)
89. The Main Ingredient - Pete Rock & C.L. Smooth (1994)
90. Stunts, Blunts & Hip Hop - Diamond D (1992)
91. O.G.: Original Gangster - Ice-T (1991)
92. Hell on Earth - Mobb Deep (1996)
93. Mama Said Knock You Out - LL Cool J (1990)
94. Dah Shinin' - Smif-N-Wessun (1995)
95. Let the Rhythm Hit 'Em - Eric B. & Rakim (1990)
96. Illadelph Halflife - The Roots (1996)
97. Hard to Earn - Gang Starr (1994)
98. Muddy Waterz - Redman (1996)
99. KRS-One - KRS-One (1995)
100. E. 1999-Eternal - Bone Thugs-N-Harmony (1995)

honerable mentions
 Comin' Out Hard - Eightball & MJG (1993)
 Business Never Personal - EPMD (1992)
 We Can't Be Stopped - Geto Boys (1991)
 Still Standing - Goodie MOB (1998)
 One Day It'll All Make Sense - Common (1997)
 It's Dark and Hell Is Hot - DMX (1998)
 Black Reign - Queen Latifah (1993)
 3 Years, 5 Months, and 2 Days In the Life Of... - Arrested Development (1992)
 Uptown Saturday Night - Camp Lo (1997)
 Blacks' Magic - Salt-N-Pepa (1990)
 400 Degreez - Juvenile (1998)
 Make Way For the Motherlode - Yo-Yo (1991)
 Harlem World - Ma$e (1997)
 On Top of the World - Eightball & MJG (1995)
 Funkdafied - Da Brat (1995)
 Sex Packets - Digital Underground (1990)
 Flesh of My Flesh, Blood of My Blood - DMX (1998)
 Sun Rises In the East - Jeru the Damaja (1994)
 Efil4zaggin - N.W.A. (1991)
 Down With the King - Run DMC (1993)
 No Way Out - Puff Daddy (1997)
 The Coming - Busta Rhymes (1995)
 Short Dog's In the House - Too Short (1990)
 Ghetto D - Master P (1997)
 Cypress Hill - Cypress Hill (1991)
 Hardcore - Lil Kim (1996)
 To the East, Blackwards - X-Clan (1991)
 Quik's the Name - DJ Quik (1991)
 Ill Na Na - Foxy Brown (1996)
 Home - Spearhead (1994)
 Homebase - DJ Jazzy Jeff & the Fresh Prince (1991)
 Future Without A Past - Leaders of the New School (1991)
 Peaceful Journey - Heavy D. & the Boyz (1991)
 The Most Beautifullest Thing In This World - Keith Murray (1994)
 Naughty By Nature - Naughty By Nature (1991)
 Blowout Comb - Digable Planets (1994)



Buy from Amazon.com
Click on Covers below:












amazon.com

Disclaimer: There is nothing 'Official' about these lists. They are compiled by the 'editor' using the
stated criteria, and revised considering the competent suggestions of visitors to this website only.

Music Forum

links to more music pages
More Rap/Hip-Hop Lists
More DigitalDreamDoor Album Lists
Top 100 Songs by Year
1967
1968
1969
1970
1971
1972
1973
1974
1975
1976
1977
1978
1979
1980
1981
1982
1983
1984
1985
1986
1987
1990
1991
1992
1993
1994
1995
1996
1997
1998
1999
2000
2001
2002
2003
2004
2005
2006
2007
2008
2009
2010
- - For Links to - -
Rock, Rap Hip-Hop, Blues, Jazz, Country, Folk, Classical, and more,
Click "Main Music Page" below.
Main Music Page Movie Lists Jokes and Quotes DigitalDreamDoor Home Page

- - This Page was created Mar. 20, 2005 - -

Click For Previous List To Compare.

DigitalDreamDoor.com is to be used for
entertainment, educational, or research purposes only.

Copyright © 2005 - DigitalDreamDoor.com

All photos are property and copyright of their owners and are provided for educational purposes only.

This "100 Greatest Rap/Hip-Hop Albums of the '90s" page is only a part of
DigitalDreamDoor.com. To view the Home page click DigitalDreamDoor.com Home