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25 Best HipHop Albums

Tom Crossley "TC"
 
2001
2001
"An epic.  Landmark beats with the finest production ever seen on a hip hop album."
All Eyez on Me
All Eyez on Me
"The best lyricist the world has ever heard, in his prime.  Pure enjoyment."
All of the Above
All of the Above
"Some of the best unknown hip hop. Underground, but sounds that should be heard."
The Black Album
The Black Album
"It's just hip hop.  Plain and simple and pure."
Black on Both Sides
Black on Both Sides
"Introducing...Mos Def.  Old school with a new school rhyme style. Hard to hate."
Black Star
Black Star
"Mos Def again. With Talib. A superb duo. This album is close to perfect."
Blazing Arrow
Blazing Arrow
"More underground. Soulful melodic sounds.  A wide array of class."
The College Dropout
The College Dropout
"The best mainstream album since Dre's 2001. The production nearly equals it."
Deliverence
Deliverence
"Bubba isn't popular but this album shows he should be. Needs more depth but enjoyable."
The Future Is Now
The Future Is Now
"Strong debut.  Furious, aggressive and needed in the hip hop world."
Get Rich Or Die Tryin'
Get Rich Or Die Tryin'
"One of the biggest artists of recent charts. Likeable and lovable, a bit too chauvenistic."
Illmatic
Illmatic
"Maybe the best hip hop album ever. Basic and simple and perfect."
It Takes a Nation of Millions to Hold Us Back
It Takes a Nation of Millions to Hold Us Back
"Original. Classic. Inspired hip hop itself. Hard to avoid when discussing the subject."
Liquid Swords
Liquid Swords
"Proving the skills hidden in the Clan. Adding to and adapting the Wu Tang's empire."
The Lost Tapes
The Lost Tapes
"Another Nas classic that put him up there with the greats."
The Marshall Mathers LP
The Marshall Mathers LP
"The album that proved Eminem's worth."
Me Against the World
Me Against the World
"The best lyricist ever delicately displays his skills. Acutely artistic and excellent."
Ready To Die
Ready To Die
"An absoloute must-have. Soulful, funky. Centrally at the heart of hip hop."
Reflection Eternal [Train Of Thought]
Reflection Eternal [Train Of Thought]
"Talib again. Untainted flows and classic hip hop. Definately hard to ignore."
Soul On Ice
Soul On Ice
"Underground and undistinguished. Worth shouting about."
Stillmatic
Stillmatic
"Nas had tough acts to follow. But he successfully did. Some excellent content."
Straight Outta Cashville
Straight Outta Cashville
"It could be Dr Dre but it's new and fresh and timely. The best G Unit album."
Supreme Clientele
Supreme Clientele
"Another Wu masterpiece. But more hypnotic and melodic and soulful."
Enter the Wu-Tang (36 Chambers)
Enter the Wu-Tang (36 Chambers)
"At the forefront of hip hop. Completely packed with strength and skill."
White People
White People
"Unexpected and unforseen, but nonetheless unbelievable."