Top Ten Greatest Rap Albums

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61E.1999 Eternal - Bone Thugs N Harmony

Best album ever. They are my favourite rap group. They take hip hop to a new level.

Way to low this shows you people don't know about rap if this is gonna be this low - JCchrom3

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62Paul's Boutique - The Beastie Boys

Seriously? 2nd greatest rap album EVER. A masterpiece.

No. 60? really shows how little people know about hip hop nowadays

63808s & Heartbreak - Kanye West

I love Kanye, but this album was pretty bad

64Paul's Boutique - Beastie Boys

Should be the top three with Run DMCs Raising Hell, and Public Enemy's It Takes A Nation of Millions to Hold Us Back. Significantly better and more consistent than anything rated higher.

Man number 1 leaves all for dead amount of samples in there the work just getting them wow.

The amount of samples in this simply boggles the mind

65The Message - Grandmaster Flash and the Furious Five
66Freedom of Speech... Just Watch What You Say - Ice-T
67The Blueprint 3 - Jay-Z
68Curtain Call: The Hits - Eminem

Greatest hits albums do not count - Sabbath

Like kinda right greatest hits albums kinda don't count but when I'm gone is so good I will make an exception

Great album, with great songs. If you like Jay-Z better than Eminem, than you should listen to this album. This album will change your mind about that.

It also has only the best rap song ever

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69Better Dayz - 2Pac
70The Documentary - The Game

I just bought this album the other day and The Game absolutely kills it. He's got some awesome beats and clever lyrics. I'd recommend it to anyone looking for a rap album.

In my opinion the best after illmatic. Probably the most underrated rap album of all time with great production from Dre.

Rise of the west coast... again.

71Thank Me Later - DrakeV2 Comments
72Step In the Arena - Gang Starr

A quintessential DJ Premier and Guru album. As a lyricist, Guru's rhymes are timeless, and DJ Premier's production is on point like always.

73The 3rd World - Immortal Technique
74Man on the Moon: The End of Day - Kid Cudi

This album should be much higher on the list! The songs were meaningful and thoughtfully put together. I still remember sitting down and listening to the whole album like one would watch a movie. It's a piece of art.

Deep intrespective story. Sick flow. Real message. Meaningful lyrics. Great album

75Strickly For My N***** - Tupac

keep ya head up, I get around, holla if ya hear me,

A true classic it is one of his most underrated albums with the song: papaz song, keep ya head up, last wordz, streets R death row and much more (in my opinion better then AEOM)

76Donuts - J DillaV1 Comment
77Run the Jewels 2 - Run the Jewels

Come on guys this is truly a great album

Awesome album without unnecessary skits and intros. All great songs

Come on all great songs on this album lp kills it in the production and killer Mike is on it the whole album only bad song is love again

78Things Fall Apart - The Roots

Truly a beautiful storyline. I wish people would appreciate this album more. Also the song things fall apart I have cried because of how much it is relatable.

79Hip Hop Is Dead - Nas

Nas is my favorite artist, but even I'll admit that this album was not that good. - TheMusicNerd

80Fear of a Black Planet - Public Enemy

Contends for the most densely produced and greatest uses of samples of all time. Conscious lyrics, fantastic delivery, socially responsible.P.E. 's peak in my opinion.

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