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The Best Hip Hop Albums of All Time

2.

DJ Shadow - Endtroducing...
November 19, 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 16, 2015
Critic Score
95
41 reviews

6.

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

7.

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

8.

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

9.

Mobb Deep - The Infamous
April 25, 1995
Critic Score
92
6 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
91
40 reviews

13.

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

14.

Run the Jewels - RTJ4
June 3, 2020
Critic Score
90
31 reviews

15.

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

16.

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

17.

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

18.

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

19.

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

20.

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

21.

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

22.

Dave - Psychodrama
March 8, 2019
Critic Score
89
12 reviews

23.

Edan - Beauty and the Beat
March 29, 2005
Critic Score
88
8 reviews

24.

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