Top Ten Greatest Rap Albums

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41 Curtain 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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42 Stankonia - Outkast

ONE OF THE BEST EVER, creative, clever, and extremely catchy. 3k and BigBoi deliver an amazing project

Awesome

43 The Marshall Mathers LP 2 - Eminem

It's new but it's the best there is not a bad track Rap God and Bad Guy are better than the whole Recovery album that has the 20 stop

I've been singing this album's praise since I started my account, and it has only grown on me since. You could say that overall the prequel and Eminem Show were better and I wouldn't be mad. But not only does this have one of the greatest rap songs of all time (Bad Guy), as well as having not one track I dislike, Eminem's technical abilities here surpass...well...pretty much every other rapper I've ever heard, including other Eminem albums. - WonkeyDude98

First Eminem album I've ever purchased. Do not regret it one bit. This man is a genius and this album proves that.

Not his best but still pretty good

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44 Stillmatic - Nas

A classic. The debate between stillmatic and the blueprint still goes on to this day. Whether you think stillmatic or the blueprint is better all hip hop fans agree that they're both amazing albums. Classics.

This is Nasir Jones' 2nd best album after Illmatic

Nas the GOAT another CLASSIC

My favourite Nas album

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45 Aquemini - Outkast

Outkast hit an absolute home run with this. The style within was quintessentially southern, but very creative in terms of electronic production, as well. And does a rap duo get better than Andre 3000 and Big Boi? Phenomenal album.

Amazing. This should be the standard by which all southern hip hop albums should aspire to. Amazing album, and rosa parks is one of the best hip hop songs of all time

Not only the best rap album, but one of the best albums of all time. GOAT

Wow. #54? should be way higher.

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46 Lifestylez Ov Da Poor & Dangerous - Big L

One of the most incredible rappers to walk the face of the earth but he was slept on! RIP Big L

What 74? THIS IS THE GREATEST UNDERGROUND RAP ALBUM OF ALL TIME

Great album. Underrated. Everyone should listen to this.

If he lived just a few years more, he'd be commonly mentioned amongst the best ever on the mic, to both battle and record

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47 Black On Both Sides - Mos Def

Please, if you haven't heard this album, please do, it is truly amazing. Mathematics, do it know (amazing beat and busta rhymes kills it), hip hop, speed law, so many amazing songs on one album. Who thought that a song called habitat, about the place you live, could be so amazing. If you don't know what I mean, listen to the song, you'll know what I'm saying. This should be far higher, better than recovery, encore, and relapse combined. Please, if you're going to say your a rap fan listen to some real music, not some crap on Encore. - Totalbeasto001

Contains some brilliant songs like speed law and mathematics.

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48 The Score - The Fugees

The first rap album I ever bought. Great for it's time because it wasn't 100% hip hop, there was a strong reggae element and great acoustic tracks gave it a more widespread appeal. Great album

I just found this album and I can't get enough. It's truly a masterpiece beginning to end

Songs like fu gee la, mask, killing me softly all show the diversity of the group, making it an instant classic

As a music producer and hip-hop head, I have made it my mission to listen to the hip-hop classics. From the likes of Grandmaster Flash through contemporary rap albums like DAMN.

When I came across this album, listening chronologically from the roots of hip-hop, I knew I had found a true GEM. Over two decades later and this album still shines just as bright!

49 Criminal Minded - Boogie Down Productions

The bridge is ouvah

50 Capital Punishment - Big Punisher

This should be way higher pun is had a unique flow like no other, this album is very underrated it definitely should be in the top 50 at least

One of the deadliest flows to ever touch the mic.

How is this not on here?

What this is top 20

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51 Hybrid Theory - Linkin Park

Their best album, but it's not rap buddy.

What is this album doing here? It is great, but what the hell :')

52 AmeriKKKa's Most Wanted - Ice Cube

One of the best rap albums ever. Political and non apologetic. How is this not higher?

Absolutely should be rated much higher. Ice Cube is one of the greatest.

How is this not higher. Ice cube is a true genius

What? This should be at least top 20

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53 O.G. Original Gangster - Ice-T

Ice T was the first Hip Hop I properly LISTENED to and connected to. There is no Cat that is cooler. He REALLY doesn't get the respect that he is due. Dre, Cube and all the rest would tell you, under no illusion that T was the OG, the first ACTUAL Gangster rapper. That's just fact. His flow on this LP is insane. Check out 'fly by' or 'escape from the killing fields'.

54 The Message - Grandmaster Flash and the Furious Five
55 Circus In the Sky - Bliss N Eso

I just want to be in the comments

56 Death Certificate - Ice Cube

Absolute masterpiece

57 Hello Nasty - Beastie Boys
58 Tetsuo & Youth - Lupe Fiasco

Lupe's best album and my personal fave of 2015

Mural puts this album in the top 50

59 2Pac: Greatest Hits - 2Pac

Pac is a great rapper and this is his greatest hits, why isn't this higher?!?!?

Two Pac is the greatest rapper of all time, lyrical energy style swagg intelligence even stage presentation...

60 Thank Me Later - Drake V 2 Comments
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