The Best Hip Hop Albums of All Time

2. DJ Shadow - Endtroducing...

DJ Shadow - Endtroducing...
November 19, 1996
Critic Score
96
8 reviews

3. Public Enemy - Fear of a Black Planet

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

4. Kendrick Lamar - To Pimp a Butterfly

Kendrick Lamar - To Pimp a Butterfly
March 16, 2015
Critic Score
95
37 reviews

5. Beastie Boys - Paul's Boutique

Beastie Boys - Paul's Boutique
July 25, 1989
Critic Score
94
5 reviews

6. Nas - Illmatic

Nas - Illmatic
April 19, 1994
Critic Score
94
6 reviews

7. Viktor Vaughn - Vaudeville Villain

Viktor Vaughn - Vaudeville Villain
September 16, 2003
Critic Score
92
5 reviews

8. OutKast - Aquemini

OutKast - Aquemini
September 29, 1998
Critic Score
92
5 reviews

9. Kendrick Lamar - DAMN.

Kendrick Lamar - DAMN.
April 14, 2017
Critic Score
92
35 reviews

10. El-P - Fantastic Damage

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

11. Mos Def - Black on Both Sides

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

12. Kanye West - My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy

Kanye West - My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy
November 22, 2010
Critic Score
91
38 reviews

13. Mobb Deep - The Infamous

Mobb Deep - The Infamous
April 25, 1995
Critic Score
91
5 reviews

14. Clipse - Hell Hath No Fury

Clipse - Hell Hath No Fury
November 28, 2006
Critic Score
90
14 reviews

15. OutKast - Stankonia

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

16. Brother Ali - Shadows on the Sun

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

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

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

18. Kendrick Lamar - good kid, m.A.A.d. city

Kendrick Lamar - good kid, m.A.A.d. city
October 22, 2012
Critic Score
89
26 reviews

19. The Streets - Original Pirate Material

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

20. Prefuse 73 - One Word Extinguisher

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

21. Danger Mouse - The Grey Album

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

22. Madvillain - Madvillainy

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

23. Dave - Psychodrama

Dave - Psychodrama
March 8, 2019
Critic Score
88
9 reviews

24. RJD2 - Deadringer

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

25. Edan - Beauty and the Beat

Edan - Beauty and the Beat
March 29, 2005
Critic Score
87
6 reviews
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