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Top 50 Hip-Hop Albums

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IllmaticReasonable DoubtThe Low End TheoryDo You Want More?!!!??!Twenty Nineties Rap ClassicsEvery cd you need to appreciate real hip hop

*One Album Per Artist/Group

1. Common: Resurrection
2. Nas: Illmatic
3. Jay-Z: Reasonable Doubt
4. The Roots: Do You Want More?!!??!
5. A Tribe Called Quest: Low End Theory
6. Gangstarr: Hard to Earn
7. Pete Rock & C.L. Smooth: Mecca and the Soul Brother
8. Outkast: ATliens
9. Notorious B.I.G.: Ready to Die
10. De La Soul: 3 Feet High and Rising
11. Dr. Dre: The Chronic
12. Ice Cube: Amerikkka's Most Wanted
13. Slick Rick: The Great Adventures of Slick Rick
14. Little Brother: The Listening
15. Wu-tang Clan: Enter the Wu-Tang (36 Chambers)
16. 2Pac: Me Against the World
17. Eric B. and Rakim: Paid in Full
18. Mos Def: Black on Both Sides
19. J-Live: The Best Part
20. Talib Kweli & Hi-Tek: Train of Thought

Black on Both SidesDonutsMurs 3:16: The 9th Edition8 Million StoriesPimps Don't Pay TaxesBlack StarReflection Eternal/Train of Thought

21. Soul Position: 8 Million Stories to Tell
22. JDilla (Jay Dee): Donuts
23. EPMD - Strictly Business
24. Binary Star: Masters of the Universe
25. Masta Ace: Disposable Acts
26. Public Enemy: It Takes A Nation of Millions...
27. Blackstar: Mos Def & Talib Kweli Are...
28. Snoop Doggy Dogg: Doggystyle
29. Big L: Lifestyle ov da Poor and Dangerous
30. MF Doom: Operation: Doomsday!
31. Raekwon: Only Built 4 Cuban Linx
32. Pharaohe Monch: Internal Affairs
33. Lone Catalysts: Good Music
34. Jeru the Damaja: Sun Rises in the East
35. Jurassic 5: Quality Control
36. Organized Konfusion: Organized Konfusion
37. J-Zone: Pimps Don�t Pay Taxes
38. Murs: 3:16 the 9th Edition
39. O.C.: Word...Life
40. Souls of Mischief: '93 Til Infinity

Mecca and the Soul BrotherHard to EarnFOR EVERYBODY : LEARN HOW & WHY TO APPRECIATE HIP HOP3 Feet High and RisingEssential Hip Hop Albums, Vol. IIt Takes a Nation of Millions to Hold Us BackEnter the Wu-Tang (36 Chambers)

41. N.W.A. - Straight Outta Compton
42. Madvillain: Madvillainy
43. Atmosphere: You Can't Imagine How Much Fun We're Having
44. Cormega: The Realness
45. GZA / Genius - Liquid Swords
46. Jedi Mind Tricks: Visions of Ghandi
47. Danger Doom: The Mouse and the Mask
48. Redman: Whut? Thee Album
49. AZ - Do or Die
50. Group Home: Group Home

Liquid SwordsOnly Built 4 Cuban LinxThe Sun Rises in the East93 'Til InfinityThe Mouse and the MaskEastern PhilosophyYou Can't Imagine How Much Fun We're Having

Honorable Mention:

1. Digable Planets: Reachin' (A New Refutation of Time and Space)
2. The Coup: Pick a Bigger Weapon
3. Jean Grae: This Week
4. Lupe Fiasco - Food & Liquor
5. The Foreign Exchange: Connected
6. Ghostface Killa: Iron Man
7. Apathy: Eastern Philosophy
8. Kanye West: The College Dropout
9. Sean Price: Monkey Barz
10. Killah Priest: Heavy Mental