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About.com's 100 Best Hip-Hop Albums

Hip-hop has produced plenty of great music over its 40-plus history. Some of them are worthy of the title "greatest rap album," some more than others. That's the essence of this list. These albums were picked on the grounds creativity, originality, replay value, and overall cultural impact.
Source: rap.about.com · Added by NKOAS
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1
Nas - Illmatic
2
Notorious B.I.G. - Ready to Die
3
It Takes a Nation of Millions to Hold Us Back
4
Eric B. and Rakim- Paid in Full
5
Enter the Wu-Tang (36 Chambers)
6
Raekwon- Only Built 4 Cuban Linx
7
Straight Outta Compton (N.W.A, 1988)
8
The Chronic
9
A Tribe Called Quest - Low End Theory
10
Me Against the World
11
Jay-Z - Reasonable Doubt
12
Death Certificate
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13
Outkast - Aquemini
14
Boogie Down Productions - Criminal Minded
15
Cypress Hill - Cypress Hill
16
Licensed to Ill
17
The Score
18
Snoop Doggy Dogg - Doggystyle
19
Main Source - Breaking Atoms
20
Common - Resurrection
21
Looking for the Perfect Beat
22
EPMD- Strictly Business
23
No One Can Do It Better
24
Raising Hell
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25
Critical Beatdown
26
A Tribe Called Quest - Midnight Marauders
27
Long Live the KANE
28
Scarface - The Diary
29
The Don Killuminati: The 7 Day Theory (Tupac, 1996)
30
Mama Said Knock You Out
31
Beastie Boys - Paul's Boutique
32
Redman - Whut? Thee Album
33
Ice Cube - Amerikkka's Most Wanted
34
Ghostface Killah - Ironman
35
Fear of a Black Planet
36
Dead Prez - Let's Get Free
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37
Mecca and the Soul Brother
38
A Tribe Called Quest - People's Instinctive Travels
39
Gang Starr - Hard to Earn
40
Life After Death
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