The Best Hip Hop Albums of 1988

1. EPMD - Strictly Business

EPMD - Strictly Business
August 30, 1988
Critic Score
100
2 reviews

2. Jungle Brothers - Straight out the Jungle

Jungle Brothers - Straight out the Jungle
November 8, 1988
Critic Score
100
1 review

5. N.W.A. - Straight Outta Compton

N.W.A. - Straight Outta Compton
August 8, 1988
Critic Score
94
4 reviews

7. Ice-T - Power

Ice-T - Power
September 13, 1988
Critic Score
90
1 review

8. Marley Marl - In Control, Volume 1

Marley Marl - In Control, Volume 1
September 20, 1988
Critic Score
90
1 review

9. MC Lyte - Lyte as a Rock

MC Lyte - Lyte as a Rock
September 13, 1988
Critic Score
90
1 review

10. Biz Markie - Goin' Off

Biz Markie - Goin' Off
February 23, 1988
Critic Score
90
1 review

11. Big Daddy Kane - Long Live the Kane

Big Daddy Kane - Long Live the Kane
June 21, 1988
Critic Score
87
3 reviews

13. Eric B. & Rakim - Follow the Leader

Eric B. & Rakim - Follow the Leader
August 4, 1988
Critic Score
82
3 reviews

14. Ultramagnetic MCs - Critical Beatdown

Ultramagnetic MCs - Critical Beatdown
October 4, 1988
Critic Score
81
6 reviews

15. Eazy-E - Eazy-Duz-It

Eazy-E - Eazy-Duz-It
September 13, 1988
Critic Score
80
1 review

16. Run-D.M.C. - Tougher Than Leather

Run-D.M.C. - Tougher Than Leather
September 16, 1988
Critic Score
68
3 reviews

17. Salt-n-Pepa - A Salt with a Deadly Pepa

Salt-n-Pepa - A Salt with a Deadly Pepa
July 26, 1988
Critic Score
50
1 review
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