The Top 100 Albums
More than 25 lists were aggregated to determine the best rap albums of all time. All albums which made at least 2 lists were than ranked according to their overall points in Dave’s Music Database (which factors in all-genre best-of lists, chart figures, sales, awards, and album ratings).
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1. Public Enemy It Takes a Nation of Millions to Hold Us Back (1988)
11. Dr. Dre The Chronic (1992)
21. Public Enemy Fear of a Black Planet (1990)
31. Eminem The Slim Shady LP (1999)
41. Eminem Encore (2004)
51. Dr. Dre 2001 (1999)
61. Beastie Boys Hello Nasty (1998)
71. Post Malone Beerbongs & Bentleys (2018)
81. DMX It’s Dark and Hell Is Hot (1998)
91. Kris Kross Totally Krossed Out (1992)
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First posted 7/17/2011; last updated 12/5/2021.