Top Ten Classic Hip-Hop Albums

A list of classic, commercial Hip-Hop albums you must own!

The Top TenXW

1Illmatic - Nas

The best album of all time, truly great storytelling, when he says he's half man half amazing, he definitely is right

Nas is forever my favourite Classic Hip-hop Artist. I Will always support him until the day they bury me 6 feet under!

This the best album ever no one will ever do better than this

Nas wrote the bible

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2The Eminem Show - Eminem

This album has all the best rap songs

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3Ready to Die - Notorious B.I.G.

Every song on this album is good, not a single bad song. You could make a list of the best Biggie songs just from this album

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4The Chronic - Dr. Dre

It wasn't even close who my decision is... This album should be number one!

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5The Marshall Mathers LP - EminemV2 Comments
6Doggystyle - Snoop Dogg
7People's Instinctive Travels and the Paths of Rhythm - A Tribe Called Quest
8Operation Doomsday - MF DOOM
9All Eyez On Me - 2pac

I bet that the person that composed this list has got a sickle cell or something!

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10The College Dropout - Kanye West

" Kanye West " became a house hold name after the release of this album. Even white people had to stand up and take notice. A true masterpiece.

The Contenders

113 Feet High and Rising - De La Soul

Dare to be different!

12Straight Outta Compton - N.W.A.
13The Infamous - Mobb Deep

There ain't no such thing as half way crooks!

14Paid In Full - Eric B and Rakim

Classic! Top to bottom

15A Wolf In Sheep's Clothing - Black Sheep
16Raising Hell - Run-DMC

The Fact That Run DMC Gets No Attention On This Site Is Sad. - 12cc

17The Slim Shady LP - Eminem
18The Documentary - The Game

Best album of the 00's

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19Critical Beatdown - Ultramagnetic McS
20The Unseen - Quasimoto

Just... Perfect album that makes you wonder why this isn't number one on the list. I love this album to death. My 2 favorite songs are Low Class Conspiracy and Bad Character

No one showed more range as a producer and a lyricist than madlib (lord quads)

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Top Remixes (6)

1. Paid In Full - Eric B and Rakim
2. Raising Hell - Run-DMC
3. Critical Beatdown - Ultramagnetic McS
1. The Marshall Mathers LP - Eminem
2. Doggystyle - Snoop Dogg
3. Ready to Die - Notorious B.I.G.
1. Illmatic - Nas
2. Ready to Die - Notorious B.I.G.
3. The College Dropout - Kanye West

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