Top Ten Greatest Rap Albums

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61 Ill Communication - Beastie Boys Ill Communication - Beastie Boys
62 Running On Air - Bliss N Eso Running On Air - Bliss N Eso
63 Operation: Doomsday - MF Doom Operation: Doomsday - MF Doom
64 Compton - Dr. Dre Compton - Dr. Dre

A lot of Dre fans felt torn when this album came out. They don't approve of Compton because it's not like what Dre used to make. Let me get this out: I do not give a single damn how much Dre's music has changed. Compton is THE sickest album of 2015. This is coming from a fan of music, not a fan of Dre. We have legendary artists on board, all who took incredible advantage of their verses.

Kendrick Lamar just gave me chills every time he took the mic, and he's at his absolute greatest in Deep Water. Jon Connor undoubtedly tears the hell out of his verse in For the Love of Money. Ice Cube kill it in Issues. Eminem just lets everything out and destroys everything in Medicine Man. Then we got Snoop Dogg, Xzibit, The Game (who pretty much had his own song on the album but it bangs hard), Justus, BJ the Chicago Kid, Anderson.Paak, Candace Pillay, King Mez... man it's all-star cast on this SINGLE album!

What about Dre's music production? You can't deny it: the rhythms to this ...more - Mcgillacuddy

I don't know if it had the potential to be high up since it just came out, but come on when's the next time you're gonna have Dre, Em, Kendrick, Snoop, ice cube, the game and xzibit all on one album?.. Legendary.

The amount of great rappers on this album is incredible. Top to bottom one of the best albums in the last 10 years. Classic

Underrated - jack2244

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65 Flying Colours - Bliss N Eso Flying Colours - Bliss N Eso
66 E.1999 Eternal - Bone Thugs N Harmony E.1999 Eternal - Bone Thugs N Harmony

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

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

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67 Paul's Boutique - The Beastie Boys Paul's Boutique - The Beastie Boys

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

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

68 The Marshall Mathers LP 2 - Eminem 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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69 Parts of Speech - Dessa Parts of Speech - Dessa
70 The Message - Grandmaster Flash and the Furious Five The Message - Grandmaster Flash and the Furious Five
71 Freedom of Speech... Just Watch What You Say - Ice-T Freedom of Speech... Just Watch What You Say - Ice-T
72 The Blueprint 3 - Jay-Z The Blueprint 3 - Jay-Z
73 Curtain Call: The Hits - Eminem 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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74 Better Dayz - 2Pac Better Dayz - 2Pac
75 Nothing Was the Same - Drake Nothing Was the Same - Drake

Best album of Drake! One if the best rap albums of recent years

This is best lyrics and beats album ever

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76 Thank Me Later - Drake Thank Me Later - Drake V 2 Comments
77 The Documentary - The Game The 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.

78 Step In the Arena - Gang Starr Step 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.

79 Fear of a Black Planet - Public Enemy Fear 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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80 Field Notes - Sims Field Notes - Sims
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