Your Top 10 Hip-Hop Albums?

Now I know I cast the impression of being solely an uninformed rock and metal elitist, but I'm a fan of good hip-hop as well. I was just curious of what some of your favorite albums were.

Now I'm not an expert, so don't shred me for excluding some albums, haha.

My top 10:

10) Cypress Hill - Black Sunday

9) Outkast - Stankonia or Aquemini

8) N.W.A. - Straight Outta Compton

7) GZA - Liquid Swords

6) Del tha Funkee Homosapien - Both Sides of the Brain

5) Geto Boys - We Can't Be Stopped

4) Eminem - Infite/SS LP/MM LP (can't decide)

3) Nas - Illmatic

2) Wu-Tang Clan - 36 Chambers

1) Public Enemy - It Takes a Nation of Millions to Hold Us Back

Those 10 albums were very tough to put in order, but that's about right for me.

Your top 10?

Update:

Thanks for the lists, everyone. I'll have to check out some of the albums I haven't heard of.

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago
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    10) Grey Hairs - Reks

    9) S.O.N.O.G.R.A.M -One Be Lo

    8) Reflection Eternal: Train of Thought - Talib Kweli & Hi-Tek

    7) Liquid Swords - GZA

    6) The Big Picture - Big L

    5) Muddy Waters - Redman

    4) Disposable Arts - Masta Ace

    3) Enter The Wu-Tang: 36 Chambers - Wu-Tang Clan

    2) Ready To Die - B.I.G

    1) Illmatic - Nas

    Source(s): I like your list, not bad for a rock fan. Check out some of my faves, I think they are similar to the ones on your list.
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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    Too hard to make an ultimate 10, but here's 10 of my favorites

    1. The Pharcyde - Bizarre Ride II The Pharcyde

    2. A Tribe Called Quest - Low End Theory

    3. Madvillain - Madvillainy

    4. The Roots - Tipping Point

    5. Common - Be

    6. Del/Dan the Automator - Deltron 3030

    7. CunninLynguists - A Piece of Strange

    8. The Pharcyde - Labcabincalifornia

    9. Living Legends - Almost Famous

    10. Raekwon - Only Built 4 Cuban Linx. . .

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  • 4 years ago

    1. Illmatic - Nas 2. Only Built 4 Cuban Linx - Raekwon & Ghostface 3. Reasonable Doubt - Jay-Z 4. Paid in Full - Rakim (honorary slot for its influence) 5. Resurrection - Common 6. Enter the Wu-Tang: 36 Chambers - Wu-Tang Clan 7. The Score - The Fugees 8. Black Star - Mos Def & Talib Kweli 9. Midnight Marauders - A Tribe Called Quest Picking a 10th is so hard...after these 9 there are alot of albums all at around the same level

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  • My personal favourites

    1. Paid in Full - Eric B & Rakim

    2. It Takes a Nation of Millions - Public Enemy

    3. Licensed to Ill - Beastie Boys

    4. Enter the Wu Tang - Wu Tang Clan

    5. Straight Outta Compton - NWA

    6. Hard to Earn - Gang Starr

    7. Strictly Business - EPMD

    8. Only Built 4 Cuban Linx - Raekwon

    9. Jazzmatazz Vol 1 - Guru

    10. Ready to Die - Notorious B.I.G. / Illmatic - Nas

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  • 1 decade ago

    1. The Notorious B.I.G. - Ready To Die

    2. Gangstarr - Moment Of Truth

    3. Jurassic 5 - Quality Control

    4. Snoop Dogg - Doggystyle

    5. Eminem - The Slim Shady LP

    6. Raekwon - Only Built 4 Cuban Linxx

    7. Dr. Dre - 2001

    8. Geto Boys - We Can't Be Stopped

    9. Mr. Scarface - The World Is Yours

    10. Gangstarr - The Ownerz

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  • 1 decade ago

    1. Nas- Illmatic

    2. Eric B and Rakim- Paid In Full

    3. PE- It Takes A Nation of Millions

    4. 2Pac- Me Against The World

    5. ATCQ- Midnight Marauders

    6. Nas- Stillmatic

    7. ATCQ- Low End Theory

    8. De La Soul- 3 Feet High and Rising

    9. Jay-Z - Reasonable Doubt

    10 Blackstar-Blackstar.

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    1. Illmatic - Nas

    2. Primitive Plus - Edan

    3. Then What Happened - J-Live

    4. Criminal Minded - KRS-One

    5. Wanted: Dead Or Alive - Kool G Rap

    6. 36 Chambers - Wu Tang Clan

    7. Servants In Heaven Kings In Hell - Jedi Mind Tricks

    8. Bayani - Blue Scholars

    9. Masters Of The Universe - Binary Star

    10. Donuts - J Dilla

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    1) Liquid Swords-GZA

    2) 36 Chambers- Wu-Tang Clan

    3) The Cold Vein- Cannibal Ox

    4) Illmatic- Nas

    5) Float or Labor Days- Aesop Rock

    6) Only Built 4 Cuban Linx- Raekwon

    7) Nocturnal- Heltah Skeltah

    8) Seven's Travels- Atmosphere

    9) Die, Rugged Man, Die- R.A the Rugged Man

    10) Operation Doomsday- MF DOOM

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    Not in order, just 10 albums that I like from the top of my dome:

    "The Score" - Fugees

    "It Was Written" - Nas

    "The College Dropout" - Kanye West

    "Enter the Wu-Tang: 36 Chambers" - Wu-Tang Clan

    "Ready to Die" - The Notorious BIG

    "Greatest Hits" - 2Pac

    "The Shining" - J Dilla

    "Food & Liquor" - Lupe Fiasco

    "Everready (The Religion)" - Tech N9ne

    "The Grey Album" - Danger Mouse

    Source(s): Can't wait for "The Connect" - Willy Northpole. Arizona stand the f' up!
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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    1. Gangstarr - Moment Of Truth

    2. M.O.P. - Warriorz

    3. Dr. Dre - 2001

    4. Jedi Mind Tricks - Violent By Design

    5. M.O.P. - Firing Squad

    6. Dj Melo D - The World Famous Beat Junkies Vol. 3

    7. Dj Babu - Duck Season Vol. 1

    8. OC - Jewelz

    9. Common Market - Common Market

    10.7L & Esoteric - Dangerous Connection

    This list is highly biased though towards albums I was listening to in the first couple of years that I started listening to rap (2000-2002). In fact only one of them came out after 2002.

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