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Hip-hop (1985-2001)

My own personal picks of the best hip hop albums from each year, from 1985 to 2001.
12 Live Crew
The 2 Live Crew Is What We Are

Album of 1985.
(Examples: We Want Some Pussy, Throw the D, Cuttin' It Up)
2Beastie Boys
Licensed to Ill

Album of 1986.
(Examples: Fight for Your Right, No Sleep Till Brooklyn, Hold It Now, Hit It)
3Boogie Down Productions
Criminal Minded

Album of 1987.
(Examples: South Bronx, The Bridge is Over, Criminal Minded)
4Ultramagnetic MCs
Critical Beatdown

Album of 1988.
(Examples: Ease Back, Give the Drummer Some, Critical Beatdown)
Unfinished Business

Album of 1989.
(Examples: So Watcha Sayin, Please Listen to My Demo, The Big Payback)
6Public Enemy
Fear of a Black Planet

Album of 1990.
(Examples: Brothers Gonna Work It Out, Welcome to the Terrordome, Fight the Power)
7A Tribe Called Quest
The Low End Theory

Album of 1991.
(Examples: Excursions, Buggin' Out, Jazz (We've Got))
2Pacalypse Now

Album of 1992.
(Examples: Young Black Male, Trapped, Brenda's Got a Baby)
9Wu-Tang Clan
Enter the Wu-Tang (36 Chambers)

Album of 1993.
(Examples: Can It Be All So Simple, Wu-Tang Clan Ain't Nuthing ta Fuck Wit, Tearz)

Album of 1994.
(Examples: NY State of Mind, Memory Lane, It Ain't Hard to Tell)
11Big L
Lifestylez Ov Da Poor and Dangerous

Album of 1995.
(Examples: Put It On, No Endz No Skinz, All Black)
12Snoop Dogg
Tha Doggfather

Album of 1996.
(Examples: Tha Doggfather, You Thought, OJ Wake Up)
13The Notorious B.I.G.
Life After Death

Album of 1997.
(Examples: Notorious Thugs, 10 Crack Commandments, Sky's the Limit)
14 Redman
Doc's Da Name 2000

Album of 1998.
(Examples: I'll Bee Dat, Da Goodness, Brick City Mashin)
The Slim Shady LP

Album of 1999.
(Examples: Brain Damage, Role Model, Still Don't Give a Fuck)
16Dr. Dre

Album of 2000.
(Examples: Xxplosive, What's the Difference, Housewife)
17Tech N9NE

Album of 2001.
(Examples: Stamina, Psycho Bitch, It's Alive)
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