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Somberlain's Top Hip-hop Albums

I made lists of the top albums of the 80s, 90s and 00s but these are my favs of all time
13Mac Lethal
The Original 11:11 Sessions


Honorable mention-Haven't had enough time with this to include in my top 30 but the emotion and personal lyrics are amazing fav song Tummy
12Cecil Otter
Rebel Yellow


Honorable mention-Need more time with this also but the lyricism and production are outstanding the beats are very unique fav song Traveling Dunktank
11Sage Francis
Road Tested (2003-2005)


Honorable mention-Didn't include this because it's a live/compilation album but versions of some songs on this album are incredible, much better than the originals fav song Bridle extended
10Slick Rick
The Great Adventures of Slick Rick


30-A very influential MC (see Snoop Dogg) not a very consistent album but the highpoints are incredible might be the best storyteller ever fav track Childrens Story
9EPMD
Strictly Business


29-Smooth flowing rappers with outstanding beats by woefully underrated producer Erick Sermon fav track Strictly Business
8Company Flow
Funcrusher Plus


28-Underground pioneers, skeletal but good production with incredibly abstract lyricism fav track Vital Nerve
7Ice-T
O.G. Original Gangster


27-Truly an OG the guy who brought gangsta rap into the mainstream not the best lyricist but he had lots to say and said it well fav track New Jack Hustler
6Scarface
The Diary


26-The godfather of southern rap a legendary MC and this is his best album very insightful/gripping lyrics fav track Seen a Man Die
5Cypress Hill
Black Sunday


25-Interesting and unique production B-Real's nasally whine accented by Sen's baritone works wonderfully fav track Insane in the Brain
4Capone-N-Noreaga
The War Report


24-Hardcore duo similar to Mobb Deep, album is a bit bogged down by filler and crap skits but the top tracks are as good as anything on The Infamous fav track L.A., L.A.
3Public Enemy
It Takes a Nation of Millions to Hold Us


23-Radical production unlike anything at the time with Chuck D's commanding roar and Flav providing comic relief fav track Black Steel in the Hour of Chaos
2Eminem
The Marshall Mathers LP


22-The best argument for Em's position as one of the best, we see all sides of his personality on here from serious to angry to demented shows his great lyricism and flow fav track The Way I Am
1Jay-Z
The Blueprint


21-Jay-Z's comeback album of sorts he seemed more inspired and motivated than he'd been in years but this was Kanye's coming out party and along with Just Blaze they provide Jay with the best batch of beats of his career fav track Heart of the City (Ain't No Love)
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