The Greatest Hip Hop Albums to this day

A Listmania! list by "fizzyd"
 
Ready To Die
1.  Ready To Die by Notorious B.I.G.
The list author says:
  "Classic gansta rap - the greatest rapper ever in terms of the way his voice sounds and the realness of his rhymes.You must own this. Funky beats and excellent lyrics"
24.99   Used & New from: 5.15
4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (49 customer reviews)

The Marshall Mathers LP
2.  The Marshall Mathers LP by Eminem
The list author says:
  "The greatest lyricist ever - funny,raw and totally original. Great beats and em's best album.THE EMINEM SHOW IS STILL A QUALITY ALBUM THO"
4.10   Used & New from: 0.24
4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (253 customer reviews)

Aquemini
3.  Aquemini by Outkast
The list author says:
  "Outkast's classic album.Funky as hell with razor sharp lyrics"
6.71   Used & New from: 1.49
4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (10 customer reviews)

Illmatic: Parental Advisory
4.  Illmatic: Parental Advisory by Nas
The list author says:
  "Absolute classic, amazing beats and fantasticly focused lyrics. Deep and raw."
5.40   Used & New from: 0.83
4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (91 customer reviews)

2001
5.  2001 by Dr. Dre
The list author says:
  "Amazing beats and better than the chronic. Dre's best work"
7.99   Used & New from: 0.69
4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (141 customer reviews)

Doggystyle
6.  Doggystyle by Snoop Dogg
The list author says:
  "Snoops first and best album.Introducing the world to the crazy D.O double G!! Totally original and funky. Many say Snoop fell off after this album, but i loved the last meal and paid the cost..."
11.60   Used & New from: 5.80
4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (65 customer reviews)

All Eyez on Me
7.  All Eyez on Me by 2Pac
The list author says:
  "Pac's best album. Quality songs. 2pacs voice is so fresh compared to others in the game.Raw and funky.CHECK OUT REMEMBER ME-ALSO QUALITY"
22.88   Used & New from: 3.23
4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (69 customer reviews)

Stankonia
8.  Stankonia by Outkast
The list author says:
  "Personally i think this is as good as Aquemini, if not better.Some southern gangsta s***.Big Boi is one hell of a rapper."
5.49   Used & New from: 0.28
4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (19 customer reviews)

Life After Death
9.  Life After Death by Notorious B.I.G.
The list author says:
  "Biggie's second album.Not quite as good as his first album,but this is double album with shed loads of quality."
6.46   Used & New from: 1.98
4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (30 customer reviews)

Enter the Wu-Tang (36 Chambers)
10.  Enter the Wu-Tang (36 Chambers) by Wu-Tang Clan
The list author says:
  "This along with illmatic changed hip hop forever.Raw,grimy and totally original.ODB,METHOD MAN,RZA-amazing!"
4.99   Used & New from: 0.62
4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (51 customer reviews)

Lifestylez Ov Da Poor & Dangerous
11.  Lifestylez Ov Da Poor & Dangerous by Big L
The list author says:
  "Most under-rated lyricist of all time.Masterful rhymes and was about to blow up before his untimely death.Quality album."
8.34   Used & New from: 3.41
5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (27 customer reviews)

Black Sunday
12.  Black Sunday by Cypress Hill
The list author says:
  "Funky as hell,B-real has one of the craziest flows ever.This album is so good and dark.Classic!"
3.47   Used & New from: 0.18
4.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (15 customer reviews)

III (TEMPLES OF BOOM)
13.  III (TEMPLES OF BOOM) by Cypress Hill
The list author says:
  "This has got to be one of the most overlooked albums ever.Dark,grimey,original and 100% hip hop.Cypress Hill should return to this style!"
4.00   Used & New from: 0.34
4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (13 customer reviews)

It Takes a Nation of Millions to Hold Us Back
14.  It Takes a Nation of Millions to Hold Us Back by Public Enemy
The list author says:
  "One of the most relevent albums ever.Politically charged and raw.Excellent beats.Sounds a little dated now,but this is hip hop at its most powerful"
5.59   Used & New from: 1.48
4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (43 customer reviews)

The Score
15.  The Score by Fugees
The list author says:
  "Excellent album.Shame they split becuase they appealed to everyone,not just the hip hop community.Funny and funky."
3.99   Used & New from: 0.01
4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (27 customer reviews)

Capital Punishment
16.  Capital Punishment by Big Pun
The list author says:
  "Big Pun had a crazy flow.He was an amazing rapper.His music is excellent.Capitol Punishment his masterpiece.Some consider him the greatest-he wasn't far off."
10.26   Used & New from: 5.76
5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (10 customer reviews)

The Low End Theory
17.  The Low End Theory by A Tribe Called Quest
The list author says:
  "Classic! Somewhat old skool but funky and intelligent.More of this type of hip hop is needed. Also check out DE LA SOUL and Talib Kweli"
14.38   Used & New from: 3.44
5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (22 customer reviews)

Blackout!
18.  Blackout! by Method Man
The list author says:
  "Redman and Method mann together.This album is crazy and so funky you wont stop moving to it.Its funny and raw and so good.Totally under-rated too."
7.51   Used & New from: 1.48
4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (25 customer reviews)

De La Soul Is Dead
19.  De La Soul Is Dead by De La Soul
The list author says:
  "DE LA SOUL are under-rated! This is their best album.If you like old skool hip hop, buy this.Its not too old to sound outdated and funky as hell."
4.98   Used & New from: 2.56
4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (7 customer reviews)

Straight Outta Compton
20.  Straight Outta Compton by N.W.A.
The list author says:
  "one of hip hops most important albums. Real and Raw and still packs a punch today."
Used & New from: 1.45
4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (24 customer reviews)

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Get Rich Or Die Tryin'
21.  Get Rich Or Die Tryin' by 50 Cent
The list author says:
  "The best of all the commercial stuff out there at the moment.50 is the king of the hook.These songs will stick in your head.Real,raw and funky.Great album"
4.25   Used & New from: 0.21
3.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (86 customer reviews)

The Slim Shady LP
22.  The Slim Shady LP by Eminem
The list author says:
  "What a debut album.A really raw album in terms of pure realness eminem talks about.His voice was different then,more vulnerable-i prefered it then.Totally original and excellent."
4.88   Used & New from: 1.23
4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (94 customer reviews)

It's Dark And Hell Is Hot
23.  It's Dark And Hell Is Hot by DMX
The list author says:
  "DMX at his best.When this album dropped everyone DMX was gonna be a hip hop legend.But it went wrong after this amazing album. AND THEN THERE WAS X is worth buying tho."
5.93   Used & New from: 0.84
4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (21 customer reviews)

The Rza Hits
24.  The Rza Hits by RZA
The list author says:
  "There have been many great wu tang spin offs-GZA'S liquid swords,ODB'S return to 36 chambers etc but this mixes the best with the best. Quality Album."
9.24   Used & New from: 0.25
4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (6 customer reviews)

Tha Street Iz a Mutha [Explicit Lyrics]
25.  Tha Street Iz a Mutha [Explicit Lyrics] by Kurupt
The list author says:
  "Classic West Coast G S***. One of the best from the west along with Chronic 2001 and Doggystyle.The most under-rated of the three."
27.13   Used & New from: 5.89
4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (8 customer reviews)

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