Top Ten Greatest Rap Albums

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81 Uneven Compromise - Lil Ugly Mane

This may just consist of only two real songs, but these two songs are unlike anything rap has to offer.

82 Hip Hop Is Dead - Nas

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

83 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.

84 Live and Let Die - Kool G Rap & DJ Polo
85 Field Notes - Sims
86 No Love Deep Web - Death Grips
87 The 3rd World - Immortal Technique
88 Man on the Moon: The End of Day - Kid Cudi

This album should be much higher on the list! The songs were meaningful and thoughtfully put together. I still remember sitting down and listening to the whole album like one would watch a movie. It's a piece of art.

This album is honestly so underrated front to back there is no bad track and it tells a story, has a message, and has kickass beats and flows. One of my favorite albums of all time and my favorite psychedelic rap album. Should be at least in the top 50!

Deep intrespective story. Sick flow. Real message. Meaningful lyrics. Great album

89 ATLiens - Outkast

Disrespectful to have this masterpiece so low. Have we forgotten about Outkast?

How is this 136th, should be top 10 easy!

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90 Strickly For My N***** - Tupac

keep ya head up, I get around, holla if ya hear me,

A true classic it is one of his most underrated albums with the song: papaz song, keep ya head up, last wordz, streets R death row and much more (in my opinion better then AEOM)

91 Donuts - J Dilla V 1 Comment
92 Season 1 - Epic Rap Battles of History


93 The Predator - Ice Cube
94 Rebel Yellow - Cecil Otter
95 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.

96 It's Dark and Hell is Hot (DMX)

Amazing album from the dog, really underrated to! People should respect his style more, amazing Hardcore-Rap, nice lyrics, flow, beats, gotta respect the dog!

DMX is still to this day the only artist of ANY genre to release two #1 solo albums in the same year. This album is at a minimum top 10 and brought rap back to the east coast.

Still my favorite rap album after all these years.

I don't know why this isn't higher. This makes my top five along with Mobb Deep The Infamous, and Get Rich or Die Tryin. His other albums trail close behind- I think "And then There was X," was his best selling album. Mid to late 90's was the best time for hip-hop and rap. All the stuff released in the last ten years is kinda wack. I've grown to like A$AP Ferg though.

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97 Until the End of Time - 2Pac

Perhaps I was addicted to the dark side... poetry at its zenith...

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98 3 Feet High & Rising - de la Soul

Should be top 20 at least! - Hiphop101


Great rap album, and surprisingly optimistic as well.

This should be top 20 to be honest

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99 Born Again - The Notorious B.I.G.
100 Doe or Die - AZ

AZ is the most underrated artist of all time in my opinion. He has made some of the best hip hop tracks and albums of all time and he still isn't very popular. He also made one of the best hip hop verses of all time in Life's a Bitch. - TheMusicNerd

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