Top Hip Hop Albums




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RankAll Time
Rank
ArtistAlbumYearSubgenre(s)Other Genre(s)
1 18 Public Enemy It Takes a Nation of Millions to Hold Us Back 1988 Conscious Hip Hop
Hardcore Hip Hop
Political Hip Hop
2 73 Kanye West My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy 2010 Pop Rap
3 75 De La Soul 3 Feet High and Rising 1989 Conscious Hip Hop
4 77 DJ Shadow Endtroducing..... 1996 Experimental Hip Hop
Instrumental Hip Hop
Plunderphonics
5 99 Beastie Boys Paul's Boutique 1989
6 112 N.W.A Straight Outta Compton 1988 Gangsta Rap
7 118 Wu-Tang Clan Enter the Wu-Tang (36 Chambers) 1993 Boom Bap
Hardcore Hip Hop
8 122 OutKast Stankonia 2000
9 126 Public Enemy Fear of a Black Planet 1990 Conscious Hip Hop
Political Hip Hop
10 128 Dr. Dre The Chronic 1992 G-Funk
Gangsta Rap
11 129 Jay-Z The Blueprint 2001
12 180 Eminem The Marshall Mathers LP 2000 Hardcore Hip Hop
13 181 Kendrick Lamar good kid, m.A.A.d. city 2012 Conscious Hip Hop
14 183 Beastie Boys Licensed to Ill 1986
15 201 The Streets Original Pirate Material 2002 UK Hip Hop UK Garage
16 204 Kanye West The College Dropout 2004
17 207 Nas Illmatic 1994 Boom Bap
Hardcore Hip Hop
18 210 A Tribe Called Quest The Low End Theory 1991 Conscious Hip Hop
Jazz Rap
19 233 Run-D.M.C. Raising Hell 1986 Hardcore Hip Hop
20 258 The Notorious B.I.G. Ready to Die 1994 Boom Bap
Gangsta Rap
21 268 Beastie Boys Ill Communication 1994
22 281 M.I.A. Arular 2005 UK Hip Hop Electropop
23 282 OutKast Speakerboxxx / The Love Below 2003 Pop Rap Pop
24 298 Dizzee Rascal Boy in da Corner 2003 UK Hip Hop Grime
25 329 Eric B. & Rakim Paid in Full 1987 Boom Bap
Hardcore Hip Hop
26 332 Run the Jewels Run the Jewels 2 2014 Hardcore Hip Hop
27 340 Fugees The Score 1996 Conscious Hip Hop
28 341 Kanye West Yeezus 2013 Experimental Hip Hop
29 356 Kanye West Late Registration 2005
30 363 Madvillain Madvillainy 2004 Abstract Hip Hop
31 391 Beastie Boys Check Your Head 1992
32 406 Eminem The Slim Shady LP 1999 Hardcore Hip Hop
33 459 OutKast Aquemini 1998 Conscious Hip Hop
34 526 Missy Misdemeanor Elliott Supa Dupa Fly 1997 Pop Rap
35 539 J Dilla [Jay Dee] Donuts 2006 Instrumental Hip Hop
36 541 The Streets A Grand Don't Come for Free 2004 UK Hip Hop
37 571 Snoop Doggy Dogg Doggystyle 1993 G-Funk
Gangsta Rap
38 607 Boogie Down Productions Criminal Minded 1987 Boom Bap
39 608 Jay-Z The Black Album 2003
40 642 Public Enemy Yo! Bum Rush the Show 1987 Conscious Hip Hop
Hardcore Hip Hop
41 645 Ghostface Killah Supreme Clientele 2000 Hardcore Hip Hop
42 657 A Tribe Called Quest Midnight Marauders 1993 Boom Bap
Jazz Rap
43 696 The Roots Things Fall Apart 1999 Conscious Hip Hop
44 697 Raekwon Only Built 4 Cuban Linx... 1995 Boom Bap
Gangsta Rap
45 706 Ghostface Killah Fishscale 2006 Hardcore Hip Hop
46 713 Gnarls Barkley St. Elsewhere 2006 Experimental Hip Hop Neo-Soul
47 715 Big Boi Sir Lucious Left Foot: The Son of Chico Dusty 2010
48 716 Run-D.M.C. Run-D.M.C. 1984 Hardcore Hip Hop
49 747 Missy Elliott Miss E... So Addictive 2001 Pop Rap
50 797 Genius/GZA Liquid Swords 1995 Boom Bap
Hardcore Hip Hop
51 800 Jay-Z Reasonable Doubt 1996 Boom Bap
52 823 Cannibal Ox The Cold Vein 2001 Abstract Hip Hop
53 827 Mos Def Black on Both Sides 1999 Conscious Hip Hop
54 832 Clipse Hell Hath No Fury 2006 Gangsta Rap
55 835 Jay-Z & Kanye West Watch the Throne 2011
56 857 A Tribe Called Quest People's Instinctive Travels and the Paths of Rhythm 1990 Jazz Rap
57 861 Drake Take Care 2011 Pop Rap Contemporary R&B
58 875 Kanye West Graduation 2007 Pop Rap
59 888 Arrested Development 3 Years, 5 Months and 2 Days in the Life of... 1992
60 896 Shabazz Palaces Black Up 2011 Abstract Hip Hop
Experimental Hip Hop
61 899 LL Cool J Radio 1985 Hardcore Hip Hop
62 900 Grandmaster Flash and The Furious Five The Message 1982 Disco Rap
63 946 De La Soul De La Soul Is Dead 1991 Conscious Hip Hop
64 954 Killer Mike R.A.P. Music 2012 Hardcore Hip Hop
65 973 Lil Wayne Tha Carter III 2008
66 982 The Notorious B.I.G. Life After Death 1997 Gangsta Rap
67 1012 2Pac All Eyez on Me 1996 Gangsta Rap
68 1019 Danger Mouse The Grey Album 2004 Mashup
69 1030 Cypress Hill Cypress Hill 1991 Gangsta Rap
70 1097 The Roots Phrenology 2002 Experimental Hip Hop
71 1102 Boogie Down Productions By All Means Necessary 1988 Boom Bap
Conscious Hip Hop
Hardcore Hip Hop
Political Hip Hop
72 1130 LL Cool J Mama Said Knock You Out 1990
73 1134 Jungle Brothers Done by the Forces of Nature 1989 Conscious Hip Hop
74 1142 Eric B. & Rakim Follow the Leader 1988 Boom Bap
Hardcore Hip Hop
75 1167 Death Grips The Money Store 2012 Hardcore Hip Hop
Industrial Hip Hop
76 1183 Raekwon Only Built 4 Cuban Linx... Pt II 2009 Hardcore Hip Hop
77 1219 Beastie Boys Hello Nasty 1998
78 1228 EPMD Strictly Business 1988 Boom Bap
Hardcore Hip Hop
79 1257 Ultramagnetic MCs Critical Beatdown 1988 Boom Bap
80 1271 Chance the Rapper Acid Rap 2013
81 1280 Neneh Cherry Raw Like Sushi 1989 Pop Rap
82 1316 Cypress Hill Black Sunday 1993 Gangsta Rap
83 1318 Missy Elliott Under Construction 2002 Pop Rap
84 1335 Ice Cube AmeriKKKas Most Wanted 1990 Gangsta Rap
Political Hip Hop
85 1348 Common Like Water for Chocolate 2000 Conscious Hip Hop
86 1368 The Pharcyde Bizarre Ride II The Pharcyde 1992 Boom Bap
Jazz Rap
87 1405 The Disposable Heroes of Hiphoprisy Hypocrisy Is the Greatest Luxury 1992 Conscious Hip Hop
Political Hip Hop
88 1410 Gang Starr Step in the Arena 1990 Jazz Rap
89 1476 Dr. Octagon Dr. Octagonecologyst 1996 Abstract Hip Hop
90 1477 Public Enemy Apocalypse '91 - The Enemy Strikes Black 1991 Conscious Hip Hop
Hardcore Hip Hop
Political Hip Hop
91 1478 Mobb Deep The Infamous... 1995 Boom Bap
Gangsta Rap
92 1479 Ice-T O.G. Original Gangster 1991 Gangsta Rap
93 1487 Ice Cube Death Certificate 1991 Gangsta Rap
Political Hip Hop
94 1504 DJ Shadow The Private Press 2002 Experimental Hip Hop
Instrumental Hip Hop
Plunderphonics
95 1518 Danny Brown Old 2013 Hardcore Hip Hop
96 1532 Eminem The Eminem Show 2002
97 1537 2Pac Me Against the World 1995 Conscious Hip Hop
Gangsta Rap
98 1677 El-P Cancer 4 Cure 2012 Abstract Hip Hop
Experimental Hip Hop
99 1681 Freddie Gibbs & Madlib Piņata 2014 Gangsta Rap
100 1704 The Roots How I Got Over 2010 Conscious Hip Hop



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