Top 25 Hip Hop Albums of All Time
So I'm participating (on the margins) over at Straight Bangin' s 25 Best Hip Hop albums of all time poll.
I emailed my list over to Joey, and he said "Thanks for the contribution . . .it's a unique list."
I blame living overseas for 7 years. . . and then in Houston for 4 for any quirkiness in my list.
25. Jay-Z - Vol. 2 . . . Hard Knock Life
24. Nas - Illmatic
23. Jay-Z - The Black Album
22. Beastie Boys - Ill Communication
21. Beastie Boys - Paul's Boutique
20. Outkast - Stankonia
19. Black Star - Mos Def & Talib Kweli Are Black Star
18. Erik B & Rakim - Paid in Full
17. Kanye West - Late Registration
16. Dr. Dre - Chronic 2001
15. A Tribe Called Quest - Midnight Marauders
14. NWA - Straight Outta Compton
13. The Roots - Things Fall Apart
12. Boogie Down Productions - Ghetto Music: The Blueprint of Hip-Hop
11. Arrested Development - 3 Years, 5 Months & 2 Days in the life of . . .
10. Outkast - Aquemini
9. Public Enemy - Apocalypse '91, the Enemy Strikes Back
8. Jay-Z - The Blueprint
7.Beastie Boys - Check Your Head
6. The Fugees - The Score
5. Wu Tang Clan - Enter the 36 Chambers
4. Dr. Dre - The Chronic
3. A Tribe Called Quest - The Low End Theory
2. Public Enemy - It Takes a Nation of Millions to Hold Us Back
1. Run DMC- Raising Hell
There's a lot of stuff on there that hasn't shown up on the other lists - I think 3 albums by the Beastie Boys, The Fugees, Aquemini making the top 10, Dr. Dre's 2001, Arrested Development and Vol. 2 . . . Hard Knock Life making the list are certainly oddballs. Also I'm probably unique for having zero Tupac and Biggie albums - but truth be told, I don't actually OWN any Tupac or Biggie albums. I suppose with Soulseek and iTunes and bittorrent I could change that, but I haven't gotten off my lazy ass to do so. Yet.
But my list is my list - I just went with albums I could listen to over and over.
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