The Notorious B.I.G.
Ready to Die


Parent genres: Hardcore Hip Hop, Hip Hop



Best of All-time Lists, Best of Decade Lists, etc.
Blender (USA) - 500 CDs You Must Own Before You Die (2003) No Order
Ego Trip (USA) - Hip Hop's 25 Greatest Albums by Year 1980-98 (1999) 2
Entertainment Weekly (USA) - The 100 All-Time Greatest Albums (2013) 31
Entertainment Weekly (USA) - The 100 Best Albums from 1983 to 2008 (2008) 40
Paste (USA) - The 90 Best Albums of the 1990s (2012) 62
Pause & Play (USA) - Albums Inducted into a Time Capsule, One Album per Week No Order
Pitchfork (USA) - Top 100 Favorite Records of the 1990s (2003) 32
Popblerd/bLISTerd (USA) - Top 100 Albums of the 1990s (2012) 25
Robert Dimery - 1001 Albums You Must Hear Before You Die (Updated 2013) No Order
Rolling Stone (USA) - The 100 Best Debut Albums of All Time (2013) 23
Rolling Stone (USA) - The 100 Greatest Albums of the 90s (2010) 8
Rolling Stone (USA) - The 500 Greatest Albums of All Time (Updated 2012) 134
Rolling Stone (USA) - The Essential Recordings of the 90s (1999) No Order
Slant (USA) - The 100 Best Albums of the 1990s (2011) 23
Spin (USA) - The 125 Best Albums of the Past 25 Years (2010) 43
Spin (USA) - The 300 Best Albums of the Past 30 Years (2015) 27
Spin (USA) - Top 100 (+5) Albums of the Last 20 Years (2005) 30
Spin (USA) - Top 90 Albums of the 90s (1999) 27
The Source (USA) - The 100 Best Rap Albums of All Time (1998) No Order
Time (USA) - Top 100 Albums of All Time (2006) No Order
Tom Moon (USA) - 1000 Recordings to Hear Before You Die (2008) Main entry
Vibe (USA) - 100 Essential Albums of the 20th Century (1999) No Order
Vibe (USA) - 150 Albums That Define the Vibe Era (1992-2007) No Order
Vibe (USA) - The 50 Greatest Albums Since '93 (2013) 13
XXL (USA) - 40 Years of Hip-Hop: Top 5 Albums by Year (2014) No Order
Mojo (UK) - Mojo 1000, the Ultimate CD Buyers Guide (2001) No Order
Mojo (UK) - The Mojo Collection, 3rd and/or 4th Edition (2003/2007) No Order
NME (UK) - The 500 Greatest Albums of All Time (2013) 338
No Ripcord (UK) - Top 100 Debut Albums (2011) 78
No Ripcord (UK) - Top Albums 1990-1999 (2013) 58
Q (UK) - The Ultimate Music Collection (2005) No Order
The Guardian (UK) - 1000 Albums to Hear Before You Die (2007) No Order
The New Nation (UK) - Top 100 Albums by Black Artists 8
VPRO (The Netherlands) - 299 Nominations of the Best Album of All Time (2006) No Order
BR Puls (Germany) - Ruhmeshalle (Hall of Fame) No Order
Laut (Germany) - Meilensteine (Milestones) No Order
Sounds (Germany) - The 50 Best Albums of the 1990s (2009) 37
MUZIQ (France) - 200 Records for a Dream Collection (2007) No Order
Philippe Manoeuvre (France) - 100 Necessary Albums (2014) No Order
Dance de Lux (Spain) - The 25 Best Hip-Hop Records (2001) 21
Javier Blánquez & Omar Morena (Spain) - Loops, a History of Electronic Music (2002) No Order
Rock de Lux (Spain) - The 300 (+200) Best Albums from 1984-2014 (2014) 301
Cameron Adams (Australia) - 100 Must Have Albums (2013) 11-100
Giannis Petridis (Greece) - 2004 of the Best Albums of the Century (2003) No Order
Porcys (Poland) - The 100 Best Albums of the 1990s (2013) 3
Ratings
All Music Guide (USA) - Album Ratings 1-5 Stars 5 Stars
MusicHound (USA) - Album Ratings 0-5 Bones (1998-99) 4 Bones
Robert Christgau (USA) - Consumer Guide Album Grade A-
Rolling Stone Album Guide, Ratings 1-5 Stars (USA, 2004) 5 Stars
Martin C. Strong (UK) - The Great Rock Discography 7th Edition, Ratings 1-10 8
Virgin Encyclopedia of Popular Music (UK) - Album Ratings 1-5 Stars (2002) 3 Stars
Le Guide du CD (France) - Ratings from 1 to 4 Stars & "GOLD" (1991-1997) 3 Stars
Music Story (France) - Album Ratings 1-5 Stars 5 Stars
End of Year Lists
Village Voice (USA) - Albums of the Year 38


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2Pac
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1996
Dr. Dre
The Chronic
1992
Fugees
The Score
1996
Lauryn Hill
The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill
1998
Jay-Z
Reasonable Doubt
1996
Nas
Illmatic
1994
OutKast
Aquemini
1998
Raekwon
Only Built 4 Cuban Linx...
1995
A Tribe Called Quest
The Low End Theory
1991
Wu-Tang Clan
Enter the Wu-Tang (36 Chambers)
1993


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