Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Top 25 Rap/Hip-Hop Albums of ALL TIME

My roommate and I ate some delicious cookies, and spent about three hours of intense discussion working out a master list of Rap albums. Yes, that's just what we at collegiate messiah blog do. There was no single rubric used, albums were selected based on our own estimation of their value to someone just getting into Rap. In short, these albums if listened to in order, would give a neophyte a broad and well rounded understanding of the genre.

I am going to be pissed when this list gets stolen by google.

CollegiateMessiah's top 25 Rap Albums:
1. Ready to Die (Notorious B.I.G.)
2. The Chronic (Dr. Dre)
3. Enter the Wu-Tang '36 Chambers' (Wu-Tang Clan)
4. Illmatic (NAS)
5. Only Built 4 Cuban Linx (Raekwon)
6. Straight Outa Compton (N.W.A.)
7. The Marshal Mathers LP (Eminem)
8. Low End Theory (Tribe Called Quest)
9. All Eyes On Me (2Pac)
10. Paid in Full (Rakim/Eric B.)
11. It Takes a nation of millions to hold us back (Public Enemy)
12. Liquid Swords (GZA)
13. Criminal Minded (BDP)
14. Reasonable Doubt (Jay Z)
15. Life After Death (Notorious B.I.G.)
16. Great Adventures of Slick Rick ("The Grand Wizard, MC, Ricky D!")
17. Follow the Leader (Rakim)
18. Black Sunday (Cypris Hill)
19. E1999 Eternal (Bone Thugz N' Harmony)
20. The Infamous
21. Slim Shady LP (Eminem)
22. Doggie Style (Snoop Dog)
23. Strictly Business (EPMD)
24. Three Feet High And Rising (De La Soul)
25. Whut? Thee Album (Redman)

So why is Biggie over 2pac? How come eminem is featured twice? I'll let y'all ask these questions and more in the comments box.


  1. Someone is obviously a Biggie dick rider.

  2. Tupac deserves top ten, but to the guy above me, you are crazy if you think biggie isn't better.

  3. ^ Come on, these guys wrote it clearly to hit a wide range audience. And your a 2pac dick rider if you think hes better than the notorious


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