Top Ten Important Albums in Hip-Hop History
The Top Ten
Better than any of the albums listed above.
Didn't expect this album to hit #1!
I love N.W.A, but this album is somewhat important in hip-hop history. The album is even best remembered for beginning with "y'all ready for this? " on the opening track "It's Funky Enough", which has been sampled on many rap songs and sports songs.
Great Dr. Dre production! Recommended for N.W.A fans.
This album started the rise of popularity for gangsta rap and the West Coast hip-hop scene.
The album that made N.W.A a household name.
Important for not only popularizing the West Coast hip-hop scene, but for featuring two rappers (Dr. Dre and Ice Cube) before they went on to become rap superstars.
This was the first hip-hop album to hit #1 on the Billboard 200 chart.
Best album of the 80's!
Important for not only featuring KRS-One, but for providing a prototype for the East Coast gangsta rap scene.
One of Ice-T's breakthrough albums.
A breakthrough for Public Enemy.
A rap album that came out in the early 2000's is definitely not more important than anything that came out before this one.
2Pac's first #1 album. In fact, this made him the first artist to have an album debut at that position on Billboard 200 while serving time in prison.
Without Run-D.M.C., hip hop wouldn't have existed.
Underrated Beastie album!
Underrated group, underrated album! Also one of the first G-funk albums to exist, predating "The Chronic" by two years.
Great album and tribute to Bone Thugs's friend and mentor Eazy-E!
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