Rolling Stone's 200 Greatest Hip-Hop Albums of All Time

Rolling Stone's 200 Greatest Hip-Hop Albums of All Time

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200.

Travis Scott - ASTROWORLD
August 3, 2018
Critic Score
83
20 reviews

In the sixth year of his career, Astroworld marks the first time that his music has actually matched the aspirations of his art-crunk bluster, rock-star stage dives and aisle-crossing fashions.

199.

Juice WRLD - Goodbye & Good Riddance
May 23, 2018
Critic Score
62
4 reviews

198.

KMD - Mr. Hood
May 7, 1991
Critic Score
40
1 review

197.

Freddie Gibbs & Madlib - Bandana
June 28, 2019
Critic Score
84
27 reviews
The hip-hop production wizard and charismatic MC team up for another head-spinning album.

196.

The Jacka - Tear Gas
June 16, 2009
Critic Score
68
4 reviews

195.

cupcakKe - Ephorize
January 5, 2018
Critic Score
76
9 reviews

194.

K'Naan - The Dusty Foot Philosopher
June 7, 2005
Critic Score
74
5 reviews

193.

A$AP Rocky - Live. Love. A$AP
October 31, 2011
Critic Score
79
14 reviews

192.

Pop Smoke - Meet The Woo
July 26, 2019
Critic Score
63
2 reviews

191.

Lyrics Born - Later That Day
October 7, 2003
Critic Score
82
6 reviews

190.

Drakeo The Ruler - Cold Devil
December 26, 2017
Critic Score
79
1 review

188.

Various Artists - Wild Style
Critic Score
90
1 review

187.

Capone-n-Noreaga - The War Report
June 17, 1997
Critic Score
90
1 review

186.

Too $hort - Life is...Too Short
January 31, 1989
Critic Score
100
1 review

185.

MC Lyte - Lyte as a Rock
September 13, 1988
Critic Score
90
1 review

184.

Saba - CARE FOR ME
April 5, 2018
Critic Score
85
9 reviews

183.

Camp Lo - Uptown Saturday Night
January 28, 1997
Critic Score
77
3 reviews

182.

Gucci Mane - Chicken Talk
October 11, 2006

181.

Various Artists - Rawkus Presents Soundbombing II
May 18, 1999
Critic Score
84
3 reviews

180.

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

179.

Freestyle Fellowship - To Whom It May Concern...
October 5, 1991
Critic Score
90
1 review

178.

E-40 - In a Major Way
March 14, 1995
Critic Score
80
1 review

177.

Gravediggaz - 6 Feet Deep
August 9, 1994
Critic Score
83
2 reviews

176.

Westside Gunn - FLYGOD
March 11, 2016

175.

Roxanne Shanté - Bad Sister
October 31, 1989
Critic Score
50
1 review

174.

Cam'ron - Purple Haze
December 7, 2004
Critic Score
74
7 reviews

173.

Mac Miller - The Divine Feminine
September 16, 2016
Critic Score
69
13 reviews

Miller's grown-ass beats clash with his juvenile boasts ("I just eat pussy, other people need food"), so he often ends up sounding like a well-meaning kid who can't stop putting his kicks up on the fancy furniture.

172.

Flo Milli - Ho, why is you here ?
July 24, 2020
Critic Score
76
4 reviews

171.

Marley Marl - In Control, Volume 1
September 20, 1988
Critic Score
90
1 review

170.

Big K.R.I.T. - K.R.I.T. Wuz Here
July 27, 2010
Critic Score
79
4 reviews

169.

Goodie Mob - Soul Food
November 7, 1995
Critic Score
90
2 reviews

168.

Mach-Hommy - Pray For Haiti
May 21, 2021
Critic Score
80
7 reviews

167.

Above The Law - Black Mafia Life
February 2, 1993
Critic Score
80
1 review

166.

Childish Gambino - Because the Internet
December 10, 2013
Critic Score
60
25 reviews

165.

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

164.

Schoolboy Q - Blank Face LP
July 8, 2016
Critic Score
75
21 reviews

Schoolboy Q's 2014 major-label debut, Oxymoron, marked him as the most street MC in L.A.'s Black Hippy rap collective. No less stressed or conflicted than that crew's breakout star, Kendrick Lamar, he's reporting from deeper within the fog of war on his follow-up.

163.

UGK - Super Tight
August 30, 1994
Critic Score
80
1 review

162.

Tierra Whack - Whack World
May 30, 2018
Critic Score
79
6 reviews

161.

Polo G - Die a Legend
June 7, 2019
Critic Score
81
3 reviews

160.

Big L - Lifestylez ov da Poor & Dangerous
March 28, 1995
Critic Score
50
2 reviews

159.

Handsome Boy Modeling School - So... How's Your Girl?
October 19, 1999
Critic Score
77
6 reviews

158.

Devin The Dude - Just Tryin' ta Live
January 29, 2002
Critic Score
84
2 reviews

157.

Danny Brown - XXX
August 15, 2011
Critic Score
83
7 reviews

156.

DJ Quik - Quik Is the Name
January 15, 1991
Critic Score
82
2 reviews

155.

Jeru The Damaja - The Sun Rises in the East
May 24, 1994
Critic Score
88
2 reviews

154.

Steinski - What Does It All Mean? 1983-2006 Retrospective
May 27, 2008
Critic Score
90
7 reviews

153.

Eazy-E - Eazy-Duz-It
September 13, 1988
Critic Score
80
1 review

152.

Rae Sremmurd - SremmLife
January 6, 2015
Critic Score
76
12 reviews
Producer Mike Will Made It's phantasmagoric funk is a perfect backdrop for rhymes about safe sex and paychecks, emptying out the ATM, and the raw thrill of making it big.

151.

Lil Nas X - MONTERO
September 17, 2021
Critic Score
81
23 reviews

Despite a big-ass budget and assists from co-writers and producers like Ryan Tedder, Take a Daytrip, and Kanye West, Montero doesn’t contain any “Old Town Road”-scale musical coups. This has always been the paradox at the heart of the Lil Nas X project.

Original Source: https://www.rollingstone.com/music/music-lists/best-hip-hop-albums-1323916/
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