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 Black Star - Mos Def & Talib Kweli Are Black Star
8 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

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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.
21 Revolutionary Vol. 2 - Immortal Technique

Immortal technique is the greatest alive.

This album is one of the albums I have ever heard.
Top tracks: The point of no return, You never know, leaving the past, the cause of death, the 4th branch, harlem streets, crossing the boundary

22 Relapse - Eminem

This album is anything but underrated,its not very good compared to his first three major label albums.Listen to Infinite if you want underrated stuff by Eminem. - FettiMC

This album has the greatest production I’ve ever heard in my life and has killer lyrics. It’s not for everybody, mainly because the entire album is about rape and murder basically, but a lot of them are great and not all of them are dark, murder tracks. Songs I recommend are Deja Vu, Old Times Sake, My Mom, Beautiful, Medicine Ball. But I like most of them.

23 Shock of the Hour - MC Ren


24 Soul On Ice - Ras Kass
25 My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy - Kanye West

I don't think this is underrated but its amazing either way.

26 Servants in Heaven Kings in Hell - Jedi Mind Tricks

The only songs most people know on this album are Uncommon Valor and Razorblade Salvation, people act as if those are the only good songs on this album, Black Winter Day, Shadow Buisness, Heavy Metal Kings are all other amazing songs. - TheZarn

27 Steal This Album - The Coup

Socially conscious, overtly political and absolutely brilliant. Horribly overlooked album although it recieved general acclaim from audiences and critics alike. The only albums on this list that deserve to be above 'Steal this album' are 'Revolutionary', 'Black Star' and 'Servants in Hell'.

28 Labcabincalifornia - The Pharcyde
29 Ridin' Dirty - Ugk
30 2014 Forest Hills Drive - J. Cole
31 Beats, Rhymes and Life - A Tribe Called Quest
32 Creepin on Ah Come Up - Bone Thugs-N-harmony
33 One For All - Brand Nubian

Instant classic and a creative introduction of the 5% nation to the mainstream!

34 Gravity - Lecrae

This album is really a great album. Tell the world is my best song in this album.

35 All 6's and 7's - Tech N9ne

Since I can't vote for two I will say I love this album and Yelawolf's Album Love Story check them BOTH out

Most underrated album ever, Tech N9ne is the best

I'm still listening to this one since is came out. Almost 5years ago - Basecube

I'm listening to this one. It came out almost 5 years ago - Basecube

36 Nocturnal - Heltah Skeltah
37 The Low End Theory - a Tribe Called Quest

Amazing album

38 Untitled Unmastered - Kendrick Lamar

This is an EP,not an album - FettiMC

39 Stress: The Extinction Agenda - Organized Konfusion
40 No Said Date - Masta Killa
41 Doctor's Advocate - The Game

It's a build off of the documentary so if you like real rap you'll love this

42 Continue - Wax
43 Recovery - Eminem
44 Magna Carta... Holy Grail - Jay Z
45 Soul Food - Goodie Mob
46 Center of Attention - I.N.I
47 The Dreamer/the Believer - Common
48 The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill - Lauryn Hill

Very underrated, probably because she's female, and the album involves a lot of singing. - anewman

49 Mystic Stylez - Three 6 Mafia
50 Setripin Bloccstyle - Mr. Doctor
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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

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