89 | Del - I Wish My Brother George Was Here
While his cousin Ice Cube was busy stirring up the gangsta rap scene, Del was laying the foundation for what would become a healthy alternative-hip-hop landscape.
88 | Slum Village - Fantastic vol..2
Two of the three masterminds behind Fantastic Vol...2 are no longer alive, but this album left an indelible mark on hip-hop. SV's experimentation with neo-soul and quirky raps flung the door open for groups like Little Brother and Tanya Morgan.
86 | Wyclef Jean -The Carnival
85 | Scarface- The Fix
84 | Pharoahe Monch- Internal Affairs
83 | The Roots - Illadelph Halflife
82 | Busta Rhymes- When Disaster Strikes
81 | MC Lyte - Lyte as a Rock