Most Underrated Rap Albums

The Albums that I feel deserve more recognition and love.

The Top Ten

1 Lifestylez of Da Poor and Dangerous - Big L

This is probably best rap album I've ever listened to.
Rhymes are so sharp and smooth and in many cases satirical,
Add raw beats and you'll get real joy to listen if you are
Fan of this kind of music.
Most of rhymes told lot of L's living on the streets
Of Harlem, shame is that some foretold his future.

2 Capital Punishment - Big Pun

One of the greatest... RIP Pun.

This has got to be one of the best rap albums I've listned to

3 Enta Da Stage - Black Moon
4 Doe or Die - AZ

Better than Illmatic because AZ has infinitely more personality than Nas

5 The Sun Rises in the East - Jeru the Damaja
6 The Main Ingredient - Pete Rock & CL Smooth
7 Infinite - Eminem

The album didn't do great at the time of its release but still has good songs on it

This album has in most of the songs great beat, great lyrics. But damn it�'s so underrated

V 1 Comment
8 Black Star - Mos Def & Talib Kweli Are Black Star
9 Word... Life - O.C.
10 The Diary - Scarface

The Contenders

11 Liquid Swords - GZA

Most people seem to think that Raekwon's Only Built 4 Cuban Linx is better than this album, but I beg to differ, the lyricism and beats are better on this. Every single song is 5 stars, OB4CL had some throwaway songs. - TheZarn

4th Chamber may be the best Wu-Tang song ever

I mean this album is G.O.A.T material no doubt,but I think this album gets the praise it deserves.Hell if you want to put a Wu-Tang album on here put Tical by Method Man or Fishscale or Supreme Clientele by Ghostface Killah - FettiMC

12 Live and Let Die - Kool G Rap & DJ Polo
13 93' Til Infinity - Souls of Mischief
14 The Rising Tied - Fort Minor

It's Amazingly good. Mike shinoda is in Linkin Park and this puts off many people because they don't like Linkin Park but man can this guy rap... His lyrics have been compared to Eminem and I think they are on the same level. One of the best and most underrated rappers and rap album. Just listen to the verses in Kenji.

The musics, lyrics and the way mike raps is the best..

15 Dah Shinin' - Smif-N-Wessun

If you haven't heard this album, do it. Extremely underrated you won't regret listening to it. My personal favourites on the album are Wontime and Stand Strong.

16 Buhloone Mind State - De la Soul
17 A Long Hot Summer - Masta Ace
18 Section.80 - Kendrick Lamar

Really great debut for what would become the best rapper in the game right now - FettiMC

This and untitled(unmastered)should be higher.

19 Warriorz - M.O.P
20 Runaway Slave - Showbiz & A.G.
PSearch List

Recommended Lists

Related Lists

Most Underrated Rap Albums of the '90s Top Ten Underrated Rap Songs from Classic Rap Albums Top Ten Greatest Rap Albums Top Ten Most Underrated Albums Underrated Underground Rappers/ Rap Groups

List Stats

100 votes
51 listings
5 years, 42 days old

Top Remixes (4)

1. Enta Da Stage - Black Moon
2. Lifestylez of Da Poor and Dangerous - Big L
3. The Sun Rises in the East - Jeru the Damaja
1. The Main Ingredient - Pete Rock & CL Smooth
2. Word... Life - O.C.
3. The Diary - Scarface
1. Buhloone Mind State - De la Soul
2. Capital Punishment - Big Pun
3. Lifestylez of Da Poor and Dangerous - Big L

View All 4


Add Post

Error Reporting

See a factual error in these listings? Report it here.