Top Ten Classic Hip-Hop Albums

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

The Top Ten

1 Illmatic - 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

The Album of all time, its definitely up there with To Pimp a butterfly, Marshsall Mathers LP and Enter the Wutang

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2 The Eminem Show - Eminem

This album has all the best rap songs

Eminem's best album to date. No wonder why he had his current stage name in it.

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3 Ready 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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4 The Chronic - Dr. Dre

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

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

Greatest Rap album of all time. Top notch production, a collage of almost every topic you can rap to and the most heartfelt lyrics and voice come from 2Pac here.

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

Classic Album! The GOAT!

9 Operation Doomsday - MF DOOM
10 The 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.

Damn baby I can't do it that fast but I know somebody who can!

The Contenders

11 3 Feet High and Rising - De La Soul

Dare to be different!

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

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

14 Paid In Full - Eric B and Rakim

Best Hip-hop Cover - Best Album. Enough said.

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15 Raising Hell - Run-DMC

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

16 A Wolf In Sheep's Clothing - Black Sheep
17 The Slim Shady LP - Eminem

The Marshall mathers lp gets way too much praise. THIS is the real em album

18 Critical Beatdown - Ultramagnetic McS
19 King of Rock - Run-DMC
20 The Documentary - The Game

Best album of the 00's

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