Greatest Rap / Hip-Hop Albums

Ranked by Impact, Influence, Lasting Popularity, and Quality in the world of Rap and Hip-Hop. All realms of Rap/Hip-Hop are included.

The Top Ten

1 The Marshall Mathers LP - Eminem

It is the best album of Eminem and of course best hip hop album... Slim shady is crazy

Simply put: The best rap/hip hop album out there. - BimmyJim

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2 Illmatic - Nas

1. Illmatic-Nas
2. Enter the Wu Tang(36 chambers)
3. Paid in Full-Eric B and Rakim
4. It Takes a Nation of Millions to Hold Us Back-Public Enemy
5. Straight outta Compton-N.W.A.

Eminem is not the rap god the real rap god is nas

All time classic

3 The Eminem Show - Eminem

His flow is the best on this album than all other of his albums. - MickJames

The eminem show is great should be top ten fo sure

4 It Takes a Nation of Millions to Hold Us Back - Public Enemy
5 Ready to Die - Notorious B.I.G.

Why is this album at no. 23? Come ON... At least top 5

6 All Eyez On Me - 2Pac

Best Record Tupac Ever Had

I only vote for this cus it need to be under Eminem

King of Hip Hop, Tupac Makavelli.

"Ambitionz Az a Ridah"
How Do U Want It
"2 of Amerikaz Most Wanted
Life Goes On
Only God Can Judge Me
"California Love (Remix)
Can't C Me
Wonda Why They Call U Bitch
All Eyez on Me
+ other good songs

7 Paid In Full - Eric B. & Rakim
8 Enter the Wu Tang (36 Chambers) - Wu Tang Clan

Why isn’t this number one it is one of the most influential rap albums with some of the best and most original lyrics

9 The Low End Theory - A Tribe Called Quest

Hell yeah! Only Midnight Marauders, It takes a nation of millions to hold us back and Enter the Wu-Tang can touch this! - yoshaholic

10 Raising Hell - Run-D.M.C.

The Contenders

11 Recovery - Eminem

Bloody Hell! It should be at number 1. Those who never heard this album should drown themselves in water. Every song of this album is awesome. Especially "LOVE THE WAY YOU LIE FT RIHANNA" is the best. Love it, it brings the beast out of me.

12 To Pimp a Butterfly - Kendrick Lamar
13 Life After Death - The Notorious B.I.G.

It sickens me to see Notorious B.I. G at only number 19.

14 Straight Outta Compton - N.W.A

This is the best rap album because of its legacy memorability and greatness R.I.P Easy E

15 The Chronic - Dr. Dre

The best hip hop album of all time!

16 3 Feet High and Rising - De La Soul
17 Paul's Boutique - Beastie Boys
18 The College Dropout - Kanye West

This is the best album on the whole list though

19 The Slim Shady LP - Eminem
20 Encore - Eminem
21 Relapse - Eminem
22 My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy - Kanye West

This should be #1 it is easily the best rap album of all time

23 Criminal Minded - Boogie Down Productions
24 Liquid Swords - GZA
25 Me Against the World - 2pac

People haven't listen this album it was way better than all eyes on me

I mean how is recovery above this album and ready to die recovery has like 5 good songs on it you guys are brainwashed by all this new lil Wayne rick ross chief keef bull this guy is right below is right better than all eyez on me pacs best work just listen to old school, can you get away, dear mama, so many tears, if I die tonight, me against the world, heavy in the game, it ain't easy one of the best lyrical albums of all time should be way higher I mean recovery was decent relapse sucked ass all you kids that are listening to all this new rap should go back and listen to the 90's rappers they actually told stories had great lyrics and way better production than they have today its sad what ymcmb and maybach music and chief keef bull has turned this rap game into it blows the only thing you guys really got any talent its kendrick lamar

26 No Love Deep Web - Death Grips
27 Madvillainy - Madvillain

Best Album ever
Best rapper with the best rhyming skills

28 Only Built For Cuban Linx - Raekwon
29 The Blueprint 3 - Jay-Z
30 The Marshall Mathers LP 2 - Eminem
31 Lifestylez of Da Poor and Dangerous - Big L
32 The Rising Tied - Fort Minor
33 Tha Carter III - Lil Wayne

The Greatest Rap album I've ever heard.

34 Graduation - Kanye West
35 Resurrection - Common
36 Enta Da Stage - Black Moon
37 Reanimation - Linkin Park
38 Death Certificate - Ice Cube
39 Pink Friday - Nicki Minaj
40 Shock of the Hour - MC Ren
41 Doggystyle - Snoop Dogg
42 Reasonable Doubt - Jay-Z
43 Vol. 2... Hard Knock Life - Jay-Z
44 Get Rich or Die Tryin' - 50 Cent
45 İçinde Patlar - Norm Ender
46 Stillmatic - Nas
47 It Was Written - Nas
48 Watch the Throne - Jay-Z & Kanye West
49 The State vs Radric Davis - Gucci Mane
50 Midnight Marauders - A Tribe Called Quest
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Top Remixes (7)

1. The Chronic - Dr. Dre
2. Life After Death - The Notorious B.I.G.
3. Illmatic - Nas
1. Life After Death - The Notorious B.I.G.
2. Reasonable Doubt - Jay-Z
3. Ready to Die - Notorious B.I.G.
1. The Eminem Show - Eminem
2. Ready to Die - Notorious B.I.G.
3. Illmatic - Nas

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