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The Best Hip Hop Albums of the 2000s

1. El-P - Fantastic Damage

El-P - Fantastic Damage
May 14, 2002
Critic Score
92
7 reviews

2. Viktor Vaughn - Vaudeville Villain

Viktor Vaughn - Vaudeville Villain
September 16, 2003
Critic Score
91
7 reviews

3. OutKast - Stankonia

OutKast - Stankonia
October 31, 2000
Critic Score
90
9 reviews

4. Brother Ali - Shadows on the Sun

Brother Ali - Shadows on the Sun
May 2, 2003
Critic Score
90
5 reviews

5. The Streets - Original Pirate Material

The Streets - Original Pirate Material
October 22, 2002
Critic Score
89
9 reviews

6. Edan - Beauty and the Beat

Edan - Beauty and the Beat
March 29, 2005
Critic Score
89
7 reviews

7. Prefuse 73 - One Word Extinguisher

Prefuse 73 - One Word Extinguisher
May 6, 2003
Critic Score
89
6 reviews

8. Danger Mouse - The Grey Album

Danger Mouse - The Grey Album
February 3, 2004
Critic Score
89
8 reviews

9. Clipse - Hell Hath No Fury

Clipse - Hell Hath No Fury
November 28, 2006
Critic Score
88
17 reviews

10. M.I.A. - Arular

M.I.A. - Arular
March 22, 2005
Critic Score
88
15 reviews

11. Madvillain - Madvillainy

Madvillain - Madvillainy
March 23, 2004
Critic Score
87
10 reviews

12. RJD2 - Deadringer

RJD2 - Deadringer
July 23, 2002
Critic Score
87
7 reviews

13. The Avalanches - Since I Left You

The Avalanches - Since I Left You
November 27, 2000
Critic Score
87
11 reviews

14. J Dilla - Donuts

J Dilla - Donuts
February 7, 2006
Critic Score
87
8 reviews

15. Raekwon - Only Built 4 Cuban Linx... Pt. II

Raekwon - Only Built 4 Cuban Linx... Pt. II
September 8, 2009
Critic Score
87
19 reviews

16. cLOUDDEAD - cLOUDDEAD

cLOUDDEAD - cLOUDDEAD
May 1, 2001
Critic Score
86
5 reviews

17. Missy Elliott - Miss E... So Addictive

Missy Elliott - Miss E... So Addictive
May 15, 2001
Critic Score
86
10 reviews

18. Cannibal Ox - The Cold Vein

Cannibal Ox - The Cold Vein
May 15, 2001
Critic Score
86
6 reviews

19. The Streets - A Grand Don't Come For Free

The Streets - A Grand Don't Come For Free
May 18, 2004
Critic Score
86
13 reviews

20. Talib Kweli - Quality

Talib Kweli - Quality
November 19, 2002
Critic Score
85
6 reviews

21. OutKast - Speakerboxxx/The Love Below

OutKast - Speakerboxxx/The Love Below
September 23, 2003
Critic Score
85
16 reviews

22. M.I.A. - Kala

M.I.A. - Kala
August 21, 2007
Critic Score
85
24 reviews

23. Cadence Weapon - Breaking Kayfabe

Cadence Weapon - Breaking Kayfabe
November 28, 2005
Critic Score
85
7 reviews

24. Pharoahe Monch - Desire

Pharoahe Monch - Desire
June 26, 2007
Critic Score
85
12 reviews

25. Ghostface Killah - Fishscale

Ghostface Killah - Fishscale
March 28, 2006
Critic Score
84
11 reviews
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