10 | Dr. Dre - The Chronic
09 | Boogie Down Productions - Criminal Minded
08 | N.W.A. - Straight Outta Compton
07 | A Tribe Called Quest - The Low End Theory
06 | Raekwon - Only Built 4 Cuban Linx...
05 | The Notorious B.I.G. - Ready To Die
04 | Wu-Tang Clan - Enter the Wu-Tang (36 Chambers)
03| Eric B. & Rakim - Paid in Full
02. Public Enemy - It Takes a Nation of Millions to Hold Us Back
Public Enemy challenged everything that posed an obstacle to the oppressed: racism, injustice, crooked cops, profiling, everything. P.E.'s second album is an undeniable hip-hop classic.
01. Nas - Illmatic
There are great hip-hop albums, and then there's Illmatic. A 19-year-old word wizard, Nas packed potent poetry into 39 minutes, while A-list producers like DJ Premier and Pete Rock supplied the perfect score. Illmatic is the greatest hip-hop album of all time.