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The Best Hip Hop Albums of All Time

2.

DJ Shadow - Endtroducing...
September 16, 1996
Critic Score
96
8 reviews

3.

Public Enemy - Fear of a Black Planet
April 10, 1990
Critic Score
95
6 reviews

4.

Beastie Boys - Paul's Boutique
July 25, 1989
Critic Score
95
6 reviews

5.

Kendrick Lamar - To Pimp a Butterfly
March 15, 2015
Critic Score
95
43 reviews

6.

OutKast - Aquemini
September 29, 1998
Critic Score
94
6 reviews

7.

Kendrick Lamar - DAMN.
April 14, 2017
Critic Score
93
41 reviews

8.

Mobb Deep - The Infamous
April 25, 1995
Critic Score
92
6 reviews

9.

Nas - Illmatic
April 19, 1994
Critic Score
92
5 reviews

10.

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

11.

Mos Def - Black on Both Sides
October 12, 1999
Critic Score
92
6 reviews

12.

Kanye West - My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy
November 22, 2010
Critic Score
92
42 reviews

13.

Lauryn Hill - The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill
August 25, 1998
Critic Score
91
8 reviews

14.

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

15.

Dizzee Rascal - Boy in da Corner
July 21, 2003
Critic Score
91
14 reviews

16.

Kendrick Lamar - good kid, m.A.A.d city
October 22, 2012
Critic Score
90
32 reviews

17.

Little Simz - Sometimes I Might Be Introvert
September 3, 2021
Critic Score
90
35 reviews

18.

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

19.

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

21.

Raekwon - Only Built 4 Cuban Linx...
August 1, 1995
Critic Score
89
5 reviews

22.

Run the Jewels - RTJ4
June 3, 2020
Critic Score
89
34 reviews

23.

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

24.

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

25.

Madvillain - Madvillainy
March 23, 2004
Critic Score
88
10 reviews
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