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100 Greatest Rap, Hip-Hop Albums

Criteria: The 100 songs listed here were chosen for Impact, Influence, Lasting Popularity, and Quality in the world of Rap and Hip-Hop. All realms of Rap/Hip-Hop are included.

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Last Updated: 2004-10-18


100 Greatest Rap, Hip-Hop Albums
  1. It Takes A Nation of Millions To Hold Us Back - Public Enemy
  2. Raising Hell - Run-D.M.C.
  3. Pauls Boutique - Beastie Boys
  4. Paid In Full - Eric B. & Rakim
  5. 3 Feet High And Rising - De La Soul
  6. The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill - Lauryn Hill
  7. The Low End Theory - A Tribe Called Quest
  8. Straight Outta Compton - N.W.A
  9. Criminal Minded - Boogie Down Productions
10. Illmatic - Nas
11. All Eyez on Me - 2pac
12. The Chronic - Dr. Dre
13. All Hail The Queen - Queen Latifah
14. Ready To Die - Notorious B.I.G.
15. Aquemini - Outkast
16. King of Rock - Run-D.M.C.
17. Radio - LL Cool J
18. The Blueprint - Jay-Z
19. The Marshall Mathers LP - Eminem
20. The Score - The Fugees
21. Me Against the World - 2 pac
22. Whats the 411 - Mary J. Blige
23. Enter The Wu-Tang (36 Chambers) - Wu Tang Clan
24. Baduizm - Erykah Badu
25. Crazy Sexxy Cool - TLC
26. Things Fall Apart - The Roots
27. The Message - Grandmaster Flash & The Furious Five
28. Run DMC - Run DMC
29. O.G. Original Gangster - Ice T
30. Supa Dupa Fly - Missy Elliott
31. License To Ill - Beastie Boys
32. Blacks Magic - Salt-N-Pepa
33. Midnight Maruaders - A Tribe Called Quest
34. Fear of A Black Planet - Public Enemy
35. Mos Def & Talib Kweli Are Black Star - Black Star (Mos Def / Talib Kweli)
36. Kurtis Blow- Kurtis Blow
37. Mama Said Knock You Out - LL Cool J
38. Lyte As A Rock - MC Lyte
39. Reasonable Doubt - Jay-Z
40. He's the DJ , I'm The Rapper - DJ Jazzy Jeff & The Fresh Prince
41. The Great Adventures of Slick Rick - Slick Rick
42. Follow the Leader - Eric B. & Rakim
43. Daily Operation - Gang Starr
44. Planet Rock - Afrika Bambatta
45. Mantronix : The Album - Mantronix
46. KRS-One - KRS-One
47. Doggystyle - Snoopdogg
48. Stankonia - Outkast
49. Please Hammer, Don't Hurt Em - MC Hammer
50. Life After Death - Notorious B.I.G.
51. The College Dropout - Kanye West
52. Like Water For Chocolate - Common
53. Oh My God - Doug E. Fresh
54. Sex Packets - Digital Underground
55. Reachin' ( A New Refutation of Time and Space) - Digable Planets
56. In Full Gear - Stetsasonic
57. Under Construction - Missy Elliott
58. AmeriKKKa's Most Wanted - Ice Cube
59. The Cactus Album - 3rd Bass
60. The Fat Boys - The Fat Boys
61. 3 Years , 5 Days , and 2 Months in the Life of... - Arrested Development
62. It Was Written - Nas
63. By All Means Necessary - Boogie Down Productions
64. Speakerboxx/The Love Below - Outkast
65. The Slim Shady LP - Eminem
66. Phrenology - The Roots
67. Its Dark and Hell is Hot - DMX
68. Big Tyme - Heavy D. & The Boyz
69. The Iceberg/Freedom of Speech...Just Watch What You Say - Ice T
70. Quality Control - Jurassic 5
71. Escape - Whodini
72. Straight Out the Jungle - The Jungle Brothers
73. Hello Nasty - Beastie Boys
74. Let There Be Eve...Ruff Ryders First Lady - Eve
75. Mama's Gun - Erykah Badu
76. Strictly Business - EPMD
77. Hot Cool & Vicious - Salt-N-Pepa
78. Hardcore - Lil' Kim
79. Apocolypse 91...The Enemy Strikes Back - Public Enemy
80. De La Soul Is Dead - De La Soul
81. People's Instinctive Travels and The Paths of Rhythm - A Tribe Called Quest
82. One For All - Brand Nubian
83. Ghetto Music: The Blueprint of Hip-Hop - Boogie Down Productions
84. Cypress Hill - Cypress Hill
85. Bizarre Ride II the Pharcyde - Pharcyde
86. How Ya Like Me Now - Kool Moe Dee
87. In My Lifetime Volume 1 - Jay-Z
88. Black on Both Sides - Mos Def
89. No More Drama - Mary J. Blige
90. Nellyville - Nelly
91. The Coming - Busta Rhymes
92. Goin' Off - Biz Markie
93. Black Pearl - Yo-Yo
94. Loc-ed After Dark - Tone Loc
95. Check Your Head - Beastie Boys
96. Death Certificate - Ice Cube
97. Homebase - DJ Jazzy Jeff & The Fresh Prince
98. Miss E... So Addictive - Missy Elliott
99. Step In The Arena - Gang Starr
100. Chicken-N-Beer - Ludacris

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