Greatest Rap / Hip-Hop Albums

Ranked by Impact, Influence, Lasting Popularity, and Quality in the world of Rap and Hip-Hop. All realms of Rap/Hip-Hop are included.

The Top TenXW

1The Marshall Mathers LP - Eminem

It is the best album of Eminem and of course best hip hop album... Slim shady is crazy

Simply put: The best rap/hip hop album out there. - BimmyJim

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2Illmatic - Nas

1. Illmatic-Nas
2. Enter the Wu Tang(36 chambers)
3. Paid in Full-Eric B and Rakim
4. It Takes a Nation of Millions to Hold Us Back-Public Enemy
5. Straight outta Compton-N.W.A.

Eminem is not the rap god the real rap god is nas

3The Eminem Show - Eminem

His flow is the best on this album than all other of his albums. - MickJames

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4It Takes a Nation of Millions to Hold Us Back - Public Enemy
5Ready to Die - Notorious B.I.G.

Why is this album at no. 23? Come ON... At least top 5

6All Eyez On Me - 2PacV3 Comments
7Paid In Full - Eric B. & Rakim
8The Low End Theory - A Tribe Called Quest

Hell yeah! Only Midnight Marauders, It takes a nation of millions to hold us back and Enter the Wu-Tang can touch this! - yoshaholic

9Raising Hell - Run-D.M.C.
10Enter the Wu Tang (36 Chambers) - Wu Tang Clan

The Contenders

11Straight Outta Compton - N.W.A
12Paul's Boutique - Beastie Boys
133 Feet High and Rising - De La Soul
14Life After Death - The Notorious B.I.G.

It sickens me to see Notorious B.I. G at only number 19.

15Recovery - Eminem

Bloody Hell! It should be at number 1. Those who never heard this album should drown themselves in water. Every song of this album is awesome. Especially "LOVE THE WAY YOU LIE FT RIHANNA" is the best. Love it, it brings the beast out of me.

16The Chronic - Dr. Dre

The best hip hop album of all time!

17Encore - Eminem
18The College Dropout - Kanye West

This is the best album on the whole list though

19The Slim Shady LP - Eminem
20Criminal Minded - Boogie Down Productions
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Top Remixes (7)

1. The Chronic - Dr. Dre
2. Life After Death - The Notorious B.I.G.
3. Illmatic - Nas
1. Life After Death - The Notorious B.I.G.
2. Reasonable Doubt - Jay-Z
3. Ready to Die - Notorious B.I.G.
1. The Eminem Show - Eminem
2. Ready to Die - Notorious B.I.G.
3. Illmatic - Nas

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