Sunday, July 17, 2011

The Top 50 Rap Albums of All Time

Originally posted on the DMDB Facebook page on 7/17/11.

These are the top 50 rap albums of all time as determined by Dave’s Music Database. All of these albums also make the DMDB list of top 1000 albums of all time. See that list here

1. Public Enemy...It Takes a Nation of Millions to Hold Us Back (1988)
2. Eminem...The Marshall Mathers LP (2000)
3. Lauryn Hill...The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill (1998)
4. Beastie Boys...Licensed to Ill (1986)
5. N.W.A....Straight Outta Compton (1989)
6. The Fugees...The Score (1996)
7. Dr. Dre...The Chronic (1992)
8. Beastie Boys...Paul’s Boutique (1989)
9. Eminem...The Eminem Show (2002)
10. De La Soul...3 Feet High and Rising (1989)

11. OutKast...Speakerboxxx/The Love Below (2003)
12. DJ Shadow...Endtroducing… (1996)
13. MC Hammer...Please Hammer Don’t Hurt ‘Em (1990)
14. Public Enemy...Fear of a Black Planet (1990)
15. Run-D.M.C....Raising Hell (1986)
16. Wu-Tang Clan...Enter the Wu-Tang (36 Chambers) (1993)
17. Kanye West...The College Dropout (2004)
18. OutKast...Stankonia (2000)
19. Eric B. & Rakim...Paid in Full (1987)
20. Jay-Z...The Blueprint (2001)

21. A Tribe Called Quest...The Low End Theory (1991)
22. 50 Cent...Get Rich or Die Tryin’ (2003)
23. The Notorious B.I.G....Ready to Die (1994)
24. Eminem...The Slim Shady LP (1999)
25. The Notorious B.I.G....Life after Death (1997)
26. Snoop Doggy Dogg...Doggystyle (1993)
27. Nas...Illmatic (1994)
28. 2pac...All Eyez on Me (1996)
29. Eminem...Recovery (2010)
30. Beastie Boys...Ill Communication (1994)

31. Vanilla Ice...To the Extreme (1990)
32. Kanye West...Late Registration (2005)
33. Black Eyed Peas...The E.N.D. (Energy Never Dies) (2009)
34. Will Smith...Big Willie Style (1997)
35. Beastie Boys...Check Your Head (1992)
36. 50 Cent...The Massacre (2005)
37. Nelly...Country Grammar (2000)
38. Boogie Down Productions...Criminal Minded (1987)
39. Streets...A Grand Don’t Come for Free (2004)
40. Black Eyed Peas...Monkey Business (2005)

41. Cypress Hill...Cypress Hill (1991)
42. 2pac...Me Against the World (1995)
43. Nelly...Nellyville (2002)
44. Arrested Development...3 Years, 5 Months, & 2 Days in the Life of… (1992)
45. A Tribe Called...Quest People’s Instinctive Travels and the Paths of Rhythm (1990)
46. Run-D.M.C....Run-D.M.C. (1984)
47. Lil Wayne...Tha Carter III (2008)
48. Kanye West...Graduation (2007)
49. Eminem...Encore (2004)
50. OutKast...Aquemini (1998)


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