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This list of hip hop albums considered the best is a compilation of lists from a variety of sources that state the greatest hip hop albums.

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Article written by Henry Adaso.[1]

  1. Illmatic - Nas (1994)
  2. Ready to Die - The Notorious B.I.G. (1994)
  3. It Takes a Nation of Millions to Hold Us Back - Public Enemy (1988)
  4. Paid in Full - Eric B. & Rakim (1986)
  5. Only Built 4 Cuban Linx... - Raekwon (1995)
  6. Enter the Wu-Tang (36 Chambers) - Wu-Tang Clan (1993)
  7. The Chronic - Dr. Dre (1992)
  8. Straight Outta Compton - N.W.A (1988)
  9. The Low End Theory - A Tribe Called Quest (1991)
  10. Me Against the World - 2Pac (1995)
  11. Reasonable Doubt - Jay-Z (1996)
  12. Death Certificate - Ice Cube (1991)
  13. Aquemini - OutKast (1998)
  14. Criminal Minded - Boogie Down Productions (1986)
  15. Licensed to Ill - Beastie Boys (1986)
  16. The Score - Fugees (1996)
  17. Doggystyle - Snoop Doggy Dogg (1993)
  18. Cypress Hill - Cypress Hill (1991)
  19. Resurrection - Common Sense (1994)
  20. Breaking Atoms - Main Source (1991)
  21. Looking for the Perfect Beat 1980-1985 - Afrika Bambaataa (2001)
  22. Strictly Business - EPMD (1988)
  23. No One Can Do It Better - The D.O.C. (1989)
  24. Raising Hell - Run-D.M.C. (1986)
  25. Critical Beatdown - Ultramagnetic MC's (1988)
  26. Midnight Marauders - A Tribe Called Quest (1993)
  27. Long Live the Kane - Big Daddy Kane (1988)
  28. The Diary - Scarface (1994)
  29. The Don Killuminati: The 7 Day Theory - Makaveli
  30. Mama Said Knock You Out - LL Cool J (1990)
  31. Paul's Boutique - Beastie Boys (1989)
  32. Whut? Thee Album - Redman (1992)
  33. AmeriKKKa's Most Wanted - Ice Cube (1990)
  34. Ironman - Ghostface Killah (1996)
  35. Fear of a Black Planet - Public Enemy (1991)
  36. Let's Get Free - dead prez (2000)
  37. Mecca and the Soul Brother - Pete Rock & C.L. Smooth (1992)
  38. People's Instinctive Travels and the Paths of Rhythm - A Tribe Called Quest (1990)
  39. Hard to Earn - Gang Starr (1994)
  40. Life After Death - The Notorious B.I.G. (1997)
  41. Power - Ice-T (1988)
  42. Unfinished Business - EPMD (1989)
  43. The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill - Lauryn Hill (1998)
  44. One for All - Brand Nubian (1990)
  45. Radio - LL Cool J (1985)
  46. Stress: The Extinction Agenda - Organized Konfusion (1994)
  47. Do You Want More?!!!??! - The Roots (1995)
  48. ATLiens - OutKast (1996)
  49. Mos Def & Talib Kweli Are Black Star - Black Star (1998)
  50. Capital Punishment - Big Pun (1998)
  51. Genocide & Juice - The Coup (1994)
  52. 2001 - Dr. Dre (1999)
  53. Madvillainy - Madvillain (2004)
  54. Road to the Riches - Kool G Rap & DJ Polo (1989)
  55. The Blueprint - Jay-Z (2001)
  56. Southernplayalisticadillacmuzik - OutKast (1993)
  57. De La Soul Is Dead - De La Soul (1991)
  58. Stankonia - OutKast (2000)
  59. It Was Written - Nas (1996)
  60. Stillmatic - Nas (2001)
  61. Black on Both Sides - Mos Def (1999)
  62. Liquid Swords - GZA (1995)
  63. Ridin' Dirty - UGK (1996)
  64. By All Means Necessary - Boogie Down Productions (1988)
  65. Doe or Die - AZ (1995)
  66. Endtroducing..... - DJ Shadow (1996)
  67. All Hail the Queen - Queen Latifah (1989)
  68. We Can't Be Stopped - Geto Boys (1991)
  69. Late Registration - Kanye West (2005)
  70. Goin' Off - Biz Markie (1988)
  71. The Infamous - Mobb Deep (1995)
  72. To Pimp a Butterfly - Kendrick Lamar (2015)
  73. Bizarre Ride II the Pharcyde - The Pharcyde (1992)
  74. Step in the Arena - Gang Starr (1991)
  75. Straight out the Jungle - Jungle Brothers (1988)
  76. The Slim Shady LP - Eminem (1999)
  77. It's Dark and Hell Is Hot - DMX (1998)
  78. The College Dropout - Kanye West (2004)
  79. Stunts, Blunts and Hip Hop - Diamond D (1992)
  80. All Eyez on Me - 2Pac (1996)
  81. The Marshall Mathers LP - Eminem (2000)
  82. Lyte as a Rock - MC Lyte (1988)
  83. When Disaster Strikes... - Busta Rhymes (1997)
  84. Illadelph Halflife - The Roots (1996)
  85. The Fix - Scarface (2002)
  86. The Carnival - Wyclef Jean (1997)
  87. Enta da Stage - Black Moon (1993)
  88. Fantastic, Vol. 2 - Slum Village (1998)
  89. Train of Thought - Reflection Eternal (2000)
  90. 40 Dayz & 40 Nightz - Xzibit (1998)
  91. I Wish My Brother George Was Here - Del the Funky Homosapien (1991)
  92. Things Fall Apart - The Roots (1999)
  93. 400 Degreez - Juvenile (1998)
  94. good kid, m.A.A.d city - Kendrick Lamar (2012)
  95. The Sun Rises in the East - Jeru the Damaja (1993)
  96. Run the Jewels - Run the Jewels (2013)
  97. Internal Affairs - Pharoahe Monch (1999)
  98. Born to Mack - Too $hort (1987)
  99. To Whom It May Concern... - Freestyle Fellowship (1991)
  100. Operation: Doomsday - MF DOOM (1998)

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