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The Best East Coast Hip Hop Albums of All Time

1.

Public Enemy - It Takes a Nation of Millions to Hold Us Back
April 14, 1988
Critic Score
96
5 reviews

2.

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

3.

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

4.

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

5.

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

6.

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

7.

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

8.

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

9.

Lauryn Hill - The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill
August 25, 1998
Critic Score
90
9 reviews

10.

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

11.

Company Flow - Funcrusher Plus
July 28, 1997
Critic Score
88
5 reviews

12.

Fugees - The Score
February 13, 1996
Critic Score
88
7 reviews

13.

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

15.

A Tribe Called Quest - We got it from Here... Thank You 4 Your service
November 11, 2016
Critic Score
87
31 reviews

16.

The Roots - Things Fall Apart
February 23, 1999
Critic Score
87
6 reviews

17.

Black Star - Mos Def & Talib Kweli Are Black Star
September 29, 1998
Critic Score
86
5 reviews

18.

MF DOOM - Operation: Doomsday
October 0, 1999
Critic Score
86
5 reviews

19.

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

20.

Cannibal Ox - The Cold Vein
May 15, 2001
Critic Score
85
9 reviews

21.

Jadakiss - Ignatius
March 6, 2020
Critic Score
85
5 reviews

22.

Conway the Machine - God Don't Make Mistakes
February 25, 2022
Critic Score
84
7 reviews

23.

Digable Planets - Reachin' (A New Refutation of Time and Space)
February 9, 1993
Critic Score
84
5 reviews

24.

Das Racist - Sit Down, Man
September 14, 2010
Critic Score
83
12 reviews

25.

Ghostface Killah - Supreme Clientele
February 8, 2000
Critic Score
83
7 reviews
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