Top Ten Greatest Rap Albums

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61 Running On Air - Bliss N Eso
62 Death Certificate - Ice Cube

Absolute masterpiece

63 Operation: Doomsday - MF Doom
64 Flying Colours - Bliss N Eso
65 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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66 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

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

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

68 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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69 The Message - Grandmaster Flash and the Furious Five
70 Freedom of Speech... Just Watch What You Say - Ice-T
71 The Blueprint 3 - Jay-Z
72 Parts of Speech - Dessa
73 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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74 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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75 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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76 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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77 Thank Me Later - Drake V 2 Comments
78 Hip Hop Is Dead - Nas

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

79 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.

80 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.

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