There's no such thing as the greatest hip-hop album of all time. That title can change from time to time. But for the sake of argument, I'm going to make a case for the albums that follow. They were selected on the grounds creativity, originality, replay value, and overall cultural impact.
Disclaimer: This list is strictly my opinion. It should not be regarded as gospel. Any omission is highly intentional.
100 | MF Doom - Operation Doomsday
98 | Kanye West - Late Registration
When everyone wondered if Kanye could reenact the magic of his stellar debut, his response was a resounding yes. Late Registration not only built on his previous sound palette, it packed even more lyrical punch than his debut. West was rewarded with a Grammy for his effort.
96 | Eminem - The Marshall Mathers LP
An undeniable hip-hop masterpiece that reinforced Eminem's status as one of the most exciting artists of the new millennium.
94 | Jeru the Damaja - The Sun Rises in the East
Fame proved elusive for the Brooklyn MC, but Jeru's edutainment and Premier's mind-blowing compositions made his debut one of the quintessential 90s hip-hop albums.