The Best Rap Albums Evar

Joey from the blog Straight Bangin’ emailed me Monday about this group poll he’s putting together to determine the 25 greatest hip-hop albums of all time. I thought it was going to be one of those things where I had a month to put it together, so basically I could wait until next month and throw it together at the last minute. But apparently we were supposed to have this done by today, so I went ahead and threw mine together this morning.

Here’s the list I put together. Note that I mostly tried to restrict it to one album per artist, except that I considered all of the Wu solo albums their own separate entities. My bad about the newest album on it being seven years old and there not being enough southern rap and so on and so forth. But this is, after all, my list. If you don’t like it, feel free to make your own and email it to Joey.

25) LL Cool J, Mama Said Knock You Out – The rare hip-hop comeback album that’s not a complete and utter embarassment.

24) Common Sense, Resurrection – Common Sense back before he got too smart for his own good. The MCing on this album is just ridonkulous

23) Mos Def, Black on Both Sides – The backpacker Ready to Die.

22) Digital Underground, Sex Packets – The closest 2Pac will get to this list, though you can’t actually *hear* his contributions to this album.

21) Ultramagnetic MCs, Critical Beatdown – As it turns out, Kool Keith was both completely batshit and way ahead of his time.

20) Jay-Z, Reasonable Doubt – I bet you d-bags thought I wasn’t going to include this one.

19) Raekwon, Only Built 4 Cuban Linx – The album that helped kickstart a million regrettable trends. I’m still not sure what Ghost and Rae are talking about half the time.

18) Ghostface Killah, Supreme Clientele – Cracka-ass crackas on the Internets were right about this one.

17) GZA, Liquid Swords – My favorite of the Wu solo albums.

16) The Roots, Do You Want More?!!!??! – The rap group that plays its own intstruments, but don’t hold that against them. Er, at least in this case.

15) Slick Rick, The Great Adventures of Slick Rick – Slick Rick is generally regarded as hip-hop’s greatest storyteller, but don’t sleep on his women-bashing ability.

14) Ice Cube, Death Certificate – Asian dudes are still kinda shook over this album to this day. It’s hard to believe this is the same guy from Are We There Yet?

13) Mobb Deep, The Infamous – When I was like 14, I thought Prodigy was one of the gulliest dudes evar. Well, this still makes for pretty good listening.

12) A Tribe Called Quest, The Low End Theory – If you don’t count those last two, Tribe was one of the best rap groups in terms of album-making, and this was their masterpiece.

11) Dr. Dre, The Chronic – The Quincy Jones of rap’s magnum opus. Even dudes who didn’t like West Coast rap could hardly front on this.

10) Nas, Illmatic – The formula seems simple enough: some of the finest lyricism ever in rap over some of the best production ever in rap. It’s a wonder Nas never got it quite right again.

9) Fugees, The Score – Wyclef’s pop sensibility at its finest + Lauryn Hill back when she was still worth a shit = bonus!

8) Public Enemy, It Takes a Nation of Millions to Hold Us Back – A million cracka-ass cracka rock critics’ favorite rap album evar.

7) NWA, Straight Outta Compton – Arguably the most influential album of its era, both for better and for worse.

6) Eric B & Rakim, Paid in Full – A quantum leap forward in terms of MCing, if not cutting and scratching. But still.

5) Boogie Down Productions, Criminal Minded – As an MC, KRS-One was simultaneously gullier and smarter and crazier than anyone who had come before. He’s arguably still the craziest to this day.

4) Beastie Boys, License to Ill – Kids in the suburbs will be rocking out to this until the end of time.

3) De La Soul, 3 Feet High and Rising – Prince Paul makes both an artistic and a commercial case for ridonkulously wanton sampling.

2) Wu-Tang Clan, Enter the Wu-Tang (36 Chambers) – For me, this was the beginning of the best era ever in hip-hop. The Wu brought a whole new level of artistry to that classic late ’80s boom bap.

1) Notorious B.I.G., Ready to Die – The best MC evar’s best album evar. Nuff said.

  • FuckUPayme618

    1st and that list is fucked

  • rec

    I like the list….I also happen to own most of the records on the list

  • stoneyisland

    Not a bad list but any list without Big daddy kane or one of heavy D’s first couple of albums is a travesy.

  • that dude

    Beastie Boyz=ass

  • rrahha

    damn,looking at that list just takes me back. i grew up with those records. no matter what happens with the music, they can never take that away from me.

  • BNW

    HOW DO YOU HAVE A TOP 25 GREATEST ALBUMS EVER LIST & NOT HAVE 1 TUPAC ALBUM ONB IT???!!!!!!! ALL EYEZ ON ME? MAKAVELI? ME AGAINST THE WORLD? FUCK COMMON, & WHO IN THE HELL ARE THE UNTRAMAGNETIC MC’S? YOUR LIST IS GARBAGE!!

  • http://www.first.com First

    That list sucked balls.

  • BNW

    BOL u let me down on this one. not 1 album from this generations most immitated artist. at least nas made the list.

  • moore

    i can’t believe you don’t have amerikkkas most wanted on there

  • thoreauly77

    allright bol! let the hate begin!

    - what about the carter 2?
    - sheeit pimpin, what about king?
    - daaaamn bol, thug motivation?

    just thought i’d get that started.

  • these posts are racist

    Not a bad list. These types of lists are impossible to do though…But I’d get rid of Beastie Boys…and how can you have a list without Tupac? All eyes on me? 7 day theory…? and illmatic and reasonable doubt deserve to be higher up…

  • Tek

    You gotta have at least one Pac album. Dude is just too important to EVERYTHING that came after…

  • 305

    ok this list is fucked up

    missing

    capital punishment
    yeaaahhhh baby
    all eyes on me along with other pac
    doggystyle
    blueprint

    those are some of the ones ur missing the list is ok but still pretty shitty

  • RockCity

    Yea the list is decent, no beef wit me, coulda used a Pac album or a Outkast album

  • roxxalott

    i think kanye west’s “college dropout” can have a case made for it. He’s the only rapper I know that at least HAD the same problems as me. ehh

  • jkjhihiiiiii

    why isn’t tupac on the album.All eyez on me was a damn good album.thank god that Life After Death isn’t on the list too many r&b tracks on that bitch.The documentary,where is it.

  • Fernando

    Omissions that I knew were coming..

    8ball – Lost

    2Short – Cocktails

    Devin the Dude – The Dude

    OUTKAST ALBUMS????

    Doggystyle

    All eyez on me. Not having this on there is just stupid. Me against the world? Thug LIFE album? Damn you are a backpacking sellout.

  • Fernando

    305..

    yeaaaaaaaahhh baby was terrible. You must be one of Big Pun’s children that got lost under one of his titties

  • Jerry Springfield

    Good post bol its good to see your not hating on things like you usually are, instead your supporting things you like.

  • ak47

    25 of the best hip-hop albums of ALL time, and not a single 2pac album?!??!?!

    and of course, one of biggies 2 albums tops the list. can u say “east-coast bias”?

  • http://www.hiphopsunderworld.blogspot.com RICK RUDE
  • Chubb Rock

    YO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    WHERE IS OUTKAST’S AQUMINI??????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????//

    AND NOT ONE TUPAC LP, WHAT PART OF THE GAME IS THAT?

  • Jose Cisneros

    this list is definetely on point,no argument here bol..great list

  • dirty ranger

    @bol

    This list is trash.

    What happened to:
    Little Brother – Minstrel Show
    T.I. I’m serious
    PAC – me against the world

    your list is straight booty.

    you picked the wiggerish beastie boyz over pac? i now know that you know nothing about hip hop. you are a cracker-ass cracker in disguise

  • http://#1NdaHoodG.com David

    Damn, you actually put a post that I could agree with you on. You didnt hate on Jay-Z(but he could have been a little higher). Damn, I mess those days of hip hop, fuck rap.
    And whoever made that comment about today’s generation. They only put out singles today not classics(hell, decent albums at that)

  • The DJ Formerly Known as N-CREDIBLE

    WHAT!!!!!! OMG!!!!!

    NO 2PAC ON THE LIST…WOW!

    …MAYBE YOU FORGOT ABOUT MAKEVELI, ALL EYES ON ME, AND ME AGAINST THE WORLD…THEY ALL BELONG…

    ILL GO AHEAD AND REP THE SOUTH:
    ATLIENS ~ ATL
    THE FIX ~ SCARFACE
    4OO DEGREES ~ JUVENILE
    SOUL FOOD ~ GOODIE MOB
    COMING OUT HARD ~ 8BALL & MJG
    RIDIN DIRTY ~ UGK
    THE RESSURECTION ~ GHETTO BOYS
    CHOPPER CITY ~ BG
    UNPREDICTABLE ~ MYSTIKAL
    THUG HOLIDAY ~ TRICK DADDY
    TRAP MUZIK ~ TI

  • qUE

    WHERE IS OUTKAST?????????????
    WHERE IS TUPAC???????????

    just another biased, backpacking NEw Yorkers List.

  • Big Daddy

    NO OUTKAST???

    ARE U INSANE??????

  • 205rep

    I NORMALLY DONT SPEAK LIKE THIS BUT THIS LIST IS BIAS NO PAC, OUTKAST, GHETTO BOYS,THE GAME, BALL AND GEE BUT THIS LIST IS FOR A CERTAIN GENERATION ASS WELL.

  • Were Read 2 Def

    1. Wu-Tang Forever
    2. Blackout!

    Now No order. It’s 2 hard. (Nullus)

    Only Built 2 Cuban Linx
    It Was Written
    Doggystyle
    Ready 2 Die
    Liquid Swords
    All Eyez On Me
    The War Report
    When Disaster Stikes
    The Score
    Its Dark & Hell Is Hot
    40 Dayz & 40 Nightz
    Murda Muzik
    Chronic 2001
    Supreme Clientele
    The Marshall Mathers LP
    Reflection Eternal: Train Of Thought
    The Blueprint
    Stillmatic
    The Eminem Show
    Get Rich Or Die Tryin
    The Black Album
    Grandmasters

    Just 24.

  • JD

    how could you possibly come up with a “greatest rap album ever” and not have pac in the top 10. you should call this post “my favorite hip hop albums of all time”. and to you show you how unbiased i am, i thing get rich or die trying on there. 50 single handledly took over the game for like 2 years with that record.

  • http://blogs.hiphopdx.com/meka Meka Soul

    what about “dedication 2?” weezy f baby spits that fiyah mayne!

    now that i got my ig’nant ass-backward country talk out of the way, this is actually one of the most comprehensive lists i’ve read in a while.

    an slick rick vebally backhanding women = G.O.A.T.

  • Incilin

    Wow!! this list totally surprised me. I gota say, I don’t get you at all Bol. Yes I didn’t think you’d put Reasonable Doubt, but I was more surprised by Cuban Links and The Infamous and I did not by any means think you would actually put The Roots on this list (Who I always thought you just hated). And I’m surprised there’s no Eminem (You like him, right? Or am I confusing u wit another blogger) Plus I didn’t think you’d have The Score. I don’t get why you put Resurrection and not “Like Water For Chocolate”

    Why didn’t you just out a 2pac album? The only shit on this list that sounds retarded is that Digital Underground joint being there. If it was replaced wit All Eyes On Me or Me Against The World the list would be better. But overall this is a pretty good and suprisingly fair list.

    Plus you write; “I’m still not sure what Ghost and Rae are talking about half the time.” about Links. Which is what I say about Supreme Clientele, except its more like 70 percent of the time and wit Ghost only.

  • tensensi

    no pharcyde bol?!?!?!

    bizarre ryde changed the game completely – especially with regards to song structure.

    and i’ll say it again, too, just for the record – no pac or outkast. you must have lost your mind.

  • The DJ Formerly Known as N-CREDIBLE

    Meka Soul Says:

    April 20th, 2007 at 2:27 pm
    what about “dedication 2?” weezy f baby spits that fiyah mayne!

    now that i got my ig’nant ass-backward country talk out of the way,

    ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
    racist and kkk members have the same mentality

  • lol

    IT WAS WRITTEN > ILLMATIC

  • http://hotmail jrg2308

    beef:
    -no tupac? seven day theroy? me against the world?
    -say wat u want..but the marshall mathers LP was hot
    -life after death….?
    -blueprint was hot..expect the nas disses
    -ILLMATIC SHOULD HAVE BEEN IN TOP FIVE
    -i dont care what he is doin now…get rich or dye tyrin was the shit

    fuck u bol …beastie boys…u kiddin?

  • DBizzle

    Seriously, is it that easy to get a hip-hop blog? This top 25 really reflects that you did it in a day… No 2Pac? No Outkast? and Kool Keith makes it…? U sir are a fool…

  • Cinsere

    Oh maannnn…you done did it now, Bol. This post is gonna go like triple platinum just off the strength of pissed off mu’fuckas talkin’bout “yo, how dare you not put so-and-so on the list?!”…or the more basic, simple-minded “your list is bullshit!” Anyway…I ain’t mad at all at your picks, with the exception of the Beasties being on there. I ain’t gonna gripe about the rankings…it’s just pointless.

  • DBizzle

    U are quite a fool…

  • http://xxlmag.com Bol

    Um, people, Digital Underground is at no. 22, and ‘Pac was a member of Digital Underground.

    Sex Packets > any 2Pac album

  • http://straightbangin.blogspot.com matty

    bol come on.. you dont have one pac cd… you dont have one eminem cd.. i know hes a cracka ass cracka but damn.. hes sick… you need get rich or die tryin’.. it sold 10 million records .. and of course.. how do u forget doggystyle.. or dr.dre2001.. the two best west coast cds ever!

  • iNfAmOuS

    U can’t have a top anything hip hop list w/o puttin Pac on it. Personally, I’d have 2 put Get Rich or Die Tryin’ on that list. That album was fire cover 2 cover

  • ri067953

    Why does everybody on here think that there should be a Tupac album on this list? He had moments of brillance but All Eyes on Me was shit because it was a bloated double album and because of the lazy production. If anything, Me Against the World was his masterpiece and it still wasn’t that great as far as a cohesive album is concerned. Everybody on here buys into the hype that Tupac was a great MC. He was a dynamic personality but not a great rapper. Remember, this is Bol’s list and is not gospel. I could say why not have “Bizarre Ride to the Pharcyde” on this list. To me it was a great album and was the soundtrack to my adolesence (PACK THE PIPE ANYONE?) but that is my opinion.

  • http://blogs.hiphopdx.com/meka Meka Soul

    >racist and kkk members have the same mentality>

    never said i wasn’t a bigot. i guess it doesn’t help that weezy reminds me of a mangled vagina.

    “i need bread/to make a sandwich!”

    classic.

  • Atl’s own

    this list is trash!

    where the fuck iz:

    Tupac (at least one)
    Outkast (any one)
    Snoop doggystyle
    8-ball & MJG coming out hard
    UGK
    Scarface
    Twista adrenaline rush
    Bone 1st or 2nd album
    2live crew
    RunDMC

  • DANJA29

    Why when someone gives their own personal list, niggas tell them that they forgot to include albums that are on THEIR personal list? LOL

    I respect all those albums, so I ain’t mad at it. But lists like this are always subjective due to opinion. Niggas can’t be makin’ PERSONAL lists based on what they’re “supposed” to put on ‘em. I’d probly make a lot of these niggas mad w/ my 25.

  • bitch im da BOSS

    UGK-RIDIN DIRTY.

    find me any rapper, new yorkers included, that doesnt list that as one of their all time favorites.

  • NoMamesBuey

    good list Bol

    LOL at suggesting anyone is “hating” by not including their favorite rapper in a Top 25 list. 99.9% of rappers by definition won’t make a Top 25 list.

  • http://www.myspace.com/chronikill ROX ONE

    these posts are racist Says:

    “Not a bad list. These types of lists are impossible to do though…But I’d get rid of Beastie Boys”

    LOL. And you think “these posts” are Racist.

    I’d add Run DMC -Raising Hell and Redman -Muddy Waters…

    How is Capital Punishment not on here??

    Nothing by the Beatnuts?? I think Train or Thought and Quality by Kweli are both much, much better than anything Mos Def dropped.

    MOP -Warriors is better than a lotta shit.. And I don’t feel the south LIKE THAT but southernplaya…. is a top 25 album..

    in the words of the aforementioned overlooked MC “it’s a hard conversation to have.”

  • gzuph0zdown

    Damn yo…eh bol…nice list yo..but you could have threw more 2 pacs albums in there

  • http://www.myspace.com/chronikill ROX ONE

    I’d also point out that Gangstarr should be on here somewhere.. “Hard to Earn”?? No??

  • http://www.msn.com King Ben

    Good list but LL is wack, I was to young for tribe call quest to me there wack, Hovi’s REASONABLE DOUGHT should have been #1,Or ILLMATIC.

  • DANJA29

    Matter fact, fukkit- let’s go:

    25- It’s A Big Daddy Thing- Big Daddy Kane
    24- College Dropout- Kanye West
    23- Southernplayalisticaddillacmuzik- Outkast
    22- Breaking Atoms- Main Source
    21- Whut? Thee Album- Redman
    20- Get Rich Or Die Tryin’- 50 Cent
    19- Criminal Minded- BDP
    18- Enta Da Stage- Black Moon
    17- Midnight Marauders- A Tribe Called Quest
    16- Late Registration- Kanye West
    15- 2001- Dr. Dre
    14- All Eyez On Me- 2Pac
    13- The Blueprint- Jay-Z
    12- Death Certificate- Ice Cube
    11- Niggaz4Life- NWA
    10- Nation Of Millions- Public Enemy
    9- Paid In Full- Eric B & Rakim
    8- 36 Chambers- Wu-Tang
    7- Cuban Linx- Raekwon
    6- Reasonable Doubt- Jay-Z
    5- Ready To Die- B.I.G.
    4- Illmatic- Nas
    3- The Chronic- Dr. Dre
    2- Doggystyle- Snoop Dogg
    1- Life After Death- B.I.G.

  • jfoxgotraps

    no eminem, 50, pac, outcast, snoop. This must be a joke

  • mzweezybaby

    No Tupac

  • opinion

    No Tupac or lil wayne?

  • opinion

    No Tupac or lil wayne?

  • dameSTATii

    Pre-nullus: Bol, when you want to be you’re a really good writer.. Your one liners here are very on point and funny. Good article format to complement your style.

    Even though you hate yourself.

    Carry on,

    dame

  • BirdsFlySouth

    Clearly some East Coast Hater made this list. how can you have a list w/o these titles

    “Aquemini” Outcast
    “Grip It! On That Other Level” Gheto Boys
    Me Against the World
    College Dropout?
    All Eyes on Me?
    Doggystyle?
    Get Rich or Die Trying?

  • ben

    DAYUM!!!!!! where is K-fed?? this list is a joke

  • http://timsmomshouse.com BIGTREV69

    I fuck tims mom everyday 24/7.tims a fukin juggalo bastard

  • EReal

    Meka Soul Says:

    April 20th, 2007 at 2:54 pm
    >racist and kkk members have the same mentality>

    never said i wasn’t a bigot. i guess it doesn’t help that weezy reminds me of a mangled vagina.

    “i need bread/to make a sandwich!”

    classic.
    ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
    LOL.
    My favorite Lil Layme line was
    “Im butter on bread, like pound cake”
    WTF?!

    As far as Bols list, it suprised me that it covered so many bases. I dont think i would have a Pac album on mine either, but Outkast – Southern Playalistic, I think needs to be on there because it introduced the south. and the Marshal Mathers LP needs to be on there as well. IMO. But alot of people got skipped, you can only have 25 so w/e.

    1 hunned.

  • http://timsmomgivesgoodhead.com BiGtReV

    I just got done fukin tims mom she is real good she gives good head and she gives good 69

  • JT

    Danja29 good list, Bol you on point…

  • Latino Thug

    BOL!!, that list is all fucked up, where in da hell is my man ‘pac?, you must be trippin’

  • http://midnightbootyclub.com not you bitch

    25. motivation young jeezy
    24. paid in full- eric b and rakim
    23. sex packets – digital underground
    22. stankonia outkast
    21. nation of millions public enemy
    20. get rich or die trying 50
    19. Straight outta compton nwa
    18. vol. 2 jay z
    17. Coming out hard 8ball & Mjg
    16. death certificate ice cube
    15. Momma said know you out ll cool j
    16. like water for chocolate common sense
    14. marshall matters lp eminem
    13. urban legend t.i.
    12. dirty money ugk
    11. atliens outkast
    10. reasonable doubt jay z
    9. illmatic nas
    8. the chronic dr. dre
    7. doggystyle snoop dogg
    6. the ressurection geto boys
    5. soul food goodie mob
    4. me against the world 2 pac
    3. life after death biggie
    2. all eyez on me 2pac
    1. aquemini outkast

    and thats how it is going down everybody know that aquemini was the dopest shit ever biggie was cold but he couldnt fuck with them boys or tupac for that matter

  • http://www.myspace.com/sinistahmoneybagz Sinistah aka Sin Piff

    for the most part nice list and i agree with most of the slots, i think Critical Beatdown could’ve been a lil higher up for it being ahead of its time alone. And yes Kool Keith is returded, but thats my dude though and if he didn’t change names every 3 days i might be able to catch up wit his newer material.

    but me personally i don’t make lists, everything has its place, good or bad to me, i’m just appreciative of the contributions i can enjoy for what they are and the rest i don’t can be for the next person’s pleasure (i guess nullus is equivalent to no-homo, so interchange em in this box this message is being typed in)

    lol

  • Manifes

    Illmaticis and always will be #1
    Cuban linx is in the top 5 beastie boys,,,???
    please man. get it right,, dunny

  • Fernando

    Sex packets is not better than All eyez on Me or me against the world. You are just wrong Bol.

    Nbred,

    Damn, you and TPAR have formed quite the alliance of race peddling whiney b*tches. Southern folk and black southern in particular sound like they all have down syndrome. Im sorry if the truth hurts.

    And if any Beastie Boy album was to make the cut, it should have been Check Your Head. License to Ill is waaaaay Overrated.

  • AirlineGeneral

    #1 should be Tupac- Makavali The 7 day theory

  • smog(I don’t even feel like typing this part today)

    I’m with you on the lack of Pac. Dude was good and all, but I don’t think any of his records are all that great.

  • sATaLyte

    Please make a shittiest albums list and place 2pac at #1.

    That list was alright for the most part, would’ve liked to see Ironman on there, but Ghost can’t dominate the list like that.

  • babyboy

    i agree with the first 2 albums, just thing that black on both sides by Mos Def should be in 4 place and, life after death is the 3, but most artis that dont even have a classic album other than, slick rick, Wu Gambinos, and the chronic, and i also agree wit u that pac doensn’t have a classic, but u missin out on Talib Kweli- Beuatiful struggle

  • T.R.E.Y.

    Blueprint, Blueprint 2, Black Album, and Vol. 3 all > Reasonable Doubt.

    that bein’ said, Reasonable Doubt > Illmatic.

    i’s crazy.

    what about Missy Elliott????

  • Fernando

    Pac > Biggie

    All day, every day

  • these posts are racist

    Fernando u racist clown. You have no love or understanding for hip hop. How do you even listen to Pac?

  • The Spaniard

    This is a outstanding list. I am impressed just by the fact that someone in this day and age has the balls to leave out a token Tupac album. My personal list is quite different to be sure but this is very respectable. Kudos to you good sir.

    This post is accurate to 7/100 of a probability unit.

  • Bibs

    Um…I was looking for more recent albums but, then I realized…its great “albums,” meaning ALL the tracks were hot. Now thats rare.

    Besides most of the albums up there are the carbon albums. Most albums out now are made based on that list alone. Half the artists listen to that listen just to make a new album. And yeah, at least one Pac album should be on the list for novelty sake.

  • http://blogs.hiphopdx.com/meka Meka Soul

    *dies at “i’m the shit, i can make a fuckin’ toilet dance”*

  • damn

    what a waste…….. ready to die num. 1?????. forgive this list father for they know not what they do

  • jrjomo

    Aquemini can go head to head and is better than most of the album on that list, also Black Star or Still Standing. Ready to Die was good but the hype has well surpassed the product.

  • Fernando

    TPAR,

    Your a crybaby race peddling b*tch. Go pray to allah you phony muslim joke. Your as fake as a $3 bill. You and NBRED are social idealists locked up in a victim complex mindset always looking to blame others. And if you think I give a eff what you think….I DONT. You call Bol a self hater, yet here you are.

    Are you some kind of pro-bono lawyer for Muslims at risk? Is that why you are always on here checking for racist comments? Dont successful Ivy league lawyers have things to do? Im guessing that you are none of the above, and are actually living on welfare like your parents. Thats why you are such a race sensitive punk. Always looking for excuses for why you aint sh*t.

  • http://www.myspace.com/ryanb1984 B

    No 2pac Album..?

  • http://xxlmag.com kane corleone

    makaveli the don u idiots,who has the greatest dbl album of all time,and excuse me for saying but the Soulja story,Violent ,off the 1st album was raw!! Westcea nea

  • http://xxlmag.com kane corleone

    what happ 2 mu post

  • Fernando

    And JRJOMO is right,

    Ready to die is good. But the hype around Biggie fueled by Diddy has run laps around the actual product.

    Damn Bol, your top 25 list looks like something on BET or VH1. Just predictable as hell sans Ultraghey MC’s…… So here we go…

    25. Mobb Deep – Hell on Earth
    24. DMX – Its dark & hell is hot
    23. Boot Camp Click
    22. E-40 – In a major Way / Element of Suprise
    21. Redman – Whut? The Album
    20. Raekwon / Ghost face – Both 1st Albums equally Raw
    19. Mac Mall – Illegal Business 2000
    18. Scarface – The Fix
    17. Mac Dre – Heart of a Gangster, Tongue of a pimp….
    16. Mobb Deep – The Infamous
    15. Biggie – Ready To Die
    14. Goodie Mob – Soul Food / Still Standing (either)
    13. Nas – Illmatic
    12. B-Legit – The Hemp Museum
    11. NWA – Straight Outta Compton
    10. Dr. Dre – The Chronic
    9. Snoop – Doggystyle
    8. Big Pun – Cap. Punishment
    7. Dogg Pound – Dogg Food
    6. Devin the Dude – The Dude
    5. Eightball – Lost
    4. Outkast – Atliens
    3. Pac – All Eyes on Me
    2. jay – Reasonable Doubt
    1. Brotha Lynch Hung – Loaded

  • Combat Jack

    Yo bol, I’ve been riding (nullus) with you for like 3 years now and that’s the first time you’ve personally put your own list together. I gotta say, I’m MAD impressed with your knowledge of music, especially since most d-bags your age think it’s blasphemy that Pac’ and Wayne didn’t make the cut. My list might’ve been slighty different, but I co-sign the whole effin thang.

    Btw, it’s criminal how the genius of Sex Packets gets mad overlooked. Just played the album last week and shit has preserved perfectly!

    I’ve never liked the Roots and as much as I cranked Ultra, I would’a substituted those two for Gangstarr’s “Step In The Arena” and EPMD’s “Business Never Personal” their official last and arguably greatest piece of work evar!

  • king blair

    my list my opinion in no particular order except top 5

    1.resonable doubt
    2. illmatic
    3. 36 chambers
    4. ready to die
    5. the chronic
    6. amerikkka’s most wanted
    7. paid in full
    8. criminal minded
    9. aquemini
    10. all eyez on me
    11. the diary
    12. only built for cuban linx niggas
    13. long live the kane
    14. doggystyle
    15. supreme clientele
    16. straight outta compton
    17. life is too short
    18. low end theory
    19. riding dirty
    20. it takes a nation of millions to hold us back
    21. spaceage 4ever
    22. no one can do it better
    23. trap musik
    24. 400 degrees
    25. resurection

  • J S-O-T

    i agree wiv most of the list, only other ones i would consider would be…

    1.) Eminem – The Eminem show – his best album lyrically, flawless

    2.) Big Pun’ – Capital Punishment – personally i’d put him above Biggie

    3.) DMX – It’s Dark an’ Hell is Hot – his best work by far, one of the albums that helped bring rap back to the forefront

    4.) Big L – Lifestylez of da’ poor an’ Dangerouz – i love the punchlines an’ L’s arragance on this album….

    “The crown is still mine cause’ i drop ill rhymes, a lot of rappers talk that murder shit an could’nt kill time” lol, classic

  • J S-O-T

    oh!, an 2pacs “All Eyez on me”…..

  • TaZ

    jkjhihiiiiii Says:

    April 20th, 2007 at 1:47 pm
    why isn’t tupac on the album.All eyez on me was a damn good album.thank god that Life After Death isn’t on the list too many r&b tracks on that bitch.The documentary,where is it.
    ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
    Thank god someone can appreciate one of the best new rapppers over some fuckin sick instrumentals and with some great collabos.
    Fuck the Beef…. Black Wall and G-Unit ciollabos r fuckin sick!!!!

  • Fernando

    The Game has no place on any tp 25 list. Ever

  • Ryan

    Oh my god he forgot Aceyalone!!!

    But seriously folks…it takes one brave African-American to put the Beastie Boys above, well, almost everybody.

  • dre4life

    yeah ur missin run-dmc n big daddy kane. if license 2 ill is #4, rasin hell is AT LEAST top ten if not higher than #4. doggystyle is AT LEAST #25 if not higher.

  • Ryan

    OMG no Aceyalone!!!

    Seriously, it takes a brave black man to put the Beastie Boys that high.

  • http://www.xxlmag.com/?cat=29 noz

    “I don’t get why you put Resurrection and not “Like Water For Chocolate””

    I also don’t understand why you put Low End Theory and not Love Movement.

    Or Cuban Linx instead of Immobilarity.

    Or Nation Of Millions and not the He Got Game Soundtrack.

    You must hate hip hop.

  • EFFINGENIUS

    GOOD LIST I AGREE ABOUT ATLIENS AND AQUEMINI. FUCK PAC HE WAS NOT THAT GREAT BANGIN SONGS, BUT NOT THE GOD YOU MAKE HIM OUT TO BE. IF YOU ARE UNDER 25 SHUT THE FUCK UP!!!!

  • $ha da hitman

    DAMN THAT LIST IS FUCKED UP MY NIGGA THIS IS HOW IT SHOULD GO MOTHERFUCKER!
    IT’S NO ORDER EITHER!

    2PACOLYPSE NOW- TUPAC
    RESONABLE DOUBT- JAY-Z
    ILLMATIC- NAS
    READY TO DIE- BIGGIE
    ME AGAINST THE WORLD- TUPAC
    HELL ON EARTH- MOBB DEEP
    EAZYDUZIT- EAZY-E(NWA)
    NIGGAZ4LIFE- NWA
    IT’S DARK AND HELL IS HOT- DMX
    LIFE AND TIMES VOL.1,2,3- JAY-Z
    ALL EYES ON ME- TUPAC
    MAKAVELI(1)- TUPAC
    THE CHRONIC- DR.DRE(SNOOP)
    DOGGYSTYLE- SNOOP DOG
    LIFE AFTER DEATH- BIGGIE
    ROC LA FAMILIA- JAY-Z
    BLUEPRINT 1,2-JAY-Z
    AMERIKAS NIGHTMARE- MOBB DEEP
    187 PROOF- SPICE 1
    BLACK ALBUM- JAY-Z
    KISS THA GAME GOODBYE- JADAKISS
    BETTER DAYZ- TUPAC
    GET RICH OR DIE TRYING- 50CENT
    THE HUNGER FOR MORE- LLOYD BANKS
    BEG FOR MERCY- G-UNIT
    STILLMATIC- NAS
    THE MASSACRE- 50CENT
    THE WHOLE EMINEM CATALOG
    COLLEGE DROPOUT- KANYE WEST
    THA CARTER 1,2- LIL WAYNE
    THUG MOTAVATION 101- YOUNG JEEZY
    URBAN LEGEND- TI
    NOW THAT’S A MOTHERFUCKING LIST TAKE IT HOW YOU WANT IT’S MY OPINION.

  • Shade45

    Bol=Idiot!

  • Ruiz

    2Pac’s All Eyez On Me is not a classic album (by the way I’m from the West Coast). And Biggie is better than ‘Pac.

  • these posts are racist

    Fernando-
    a.k.a. the internet thug, is Tupac a whiney “crybaby race peddling b*tch.”? In his raps he explored, quite extensively, racism and poverty in America…

    “Instead of a war on poverty, they got a war on drugs so the police can bother me…”

  • Real hip Hop

    ^^^^^^^^^^
    ALL EYEZ ON ME wuz EXTREMELY OVERRATED
    Me Against The World was his best work
    All eyez on me had classic singles and the rest wuz fillers

  • Digital

    Top five albums of all phucking time and why!!!!

    5. Doc. Dre, The Chronic. In 1992, If you was’nt reppin New York then nobody was feelin u. Dre had everybody from Cali to Staten Island on that west coast shit. This album stole the crown and the game ain’t been the same since…

    4)Wu-tang clan, 36 chambers. By this time, Dre and Snoop was running laps around the east coast when suddenly, Damn! nine niggas wit swords put the game in a sleeper hold. Lyrics/production both raw and unfuckwitable…

    3)Outkast, Atliens. While the east and the west was at war with each other, Outkast dropped a couple of classic bangers. Everybody was sleepin on the south ’till these georgia boys blessed the mic. I could’nt pick which was better, atliens or aquemini? (or maybe southernplayalisticadillacmusic?)Damn!!!

    2)Biggie, ready to die/Tupac, me against the world. This is where I get very profound because when you get down to the nitty-gritty about “best album ever” No one will totally agree. Both of these albums capture the best of these two before the politics and bullshit came into play. Nothing after superseded ready to die and me against the world.. (yes its a phuckin tie!!)

    1.) Nas, Illmatic. You can’t even say you love hip-hop and this is not somewhere in your top five. This album is why you should spend your hard eard dolla to go cop (lyrics/production/concepts/) This album was way ahead of its time!

  • dameSTATii

    Combat Jack whaddup!?

  • Ruiz

    EFFINGENIUS Says:

    April 20th, 2007 at 6:33 pm
    GOOD LIST I AGREE ABOUT ATLIENS AND AQUEMINI. FUCK PAC HE WAS NOT THAT GREAT BANGIN SONGS, BUT NOT THE GOD YOU MAKE HIM OUT TO BE. IF YOU ARE UNDER 25 SHUT THE FUCK UP!!!!

    fuck you, you old ass nigga. go listen to some smooth jazz or something

  • king blair

    TaZ Says:

    April 20th, 2007 at 6:07 pm
    jkjhihiiiiii Says:

    April 20th, 2007 at 1:47 pm
    why isn’t tupac on the album.All eyez on me was a damn good album.thank god that Life After Death isn’t on the list too many r&b tracks on that bitch.The documentary,where is it.
    ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
    Thank god someone can appreciate one of the best new rapppers over some fuckin sick instrumentals and with some great collabos.
    Fuck the Beef…. Black Wall and G-Unit ciollabos r fuckin sick!!!!

    ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^

    u 2 should kill yourselves if you think the documentary or any g-unit album is in your 25.matter of fact take that cock out ya ass now an tell ya daddy’s sorry 4 wasting their sperm

  • http://img209.imageshack.us/img209/4677/beltrangq5.jpg Bank$

    wheres JA or 50 or even tupac how dont you have these three come on Venne Vetti Vicci,Get Rich or die tryin, and all eyes on me this list is garbage

  • J S-O-T

    wait…, i jus realised that list was in order, thats all fucked up!, “Illmatic” no.1

  • doug

    right on…well almost just missing two albums…midnight mirauders…all eyez on me…

  • ChiMoney

    No bullshit, Get rich or die tryin deserves to be on this weak ass backpack list.

  • cali boy

    CHRONIC,DOGGYSTYLE,MAKAVELI,AND NWA,ICE CUBE

  • cali boy

    CHRONIC,DOGGYSTYLE,MAKAVELI,AND NWA,ICE CUBE

  • Giangio

    Paul’s Boutique > Licensed to Ill. The production on it is just too crazy. Ruined sampling for everyone lol

  • jigg

    yall need to stop fronting on Get Rich Or Die Tryin’

  • Hip Hop since 79′

    Damn good list.

  • Prince Of The South

    That’s a pretty tough list but you gotta put Me Against The World and All Eyez On Me on there. The rest of that list is on point. I thought you were going to hate like usual, but you kept it real. Reasonable Doubt need to be up a little higher though if you got Mobb Deep at 14.

  • Hip Hop since 79′

    BOL,

    Not adding Pac’ was genius and on point.

  • Mr. Whats beef

    yeah u know what it is, 50 put the game on his lap and spanked the industry. they sleepin on common, he better than half these rappers out, common got the skills like nas what the fuck yall talkin bout.

  • J-Camp

    thats a fucked up list. where tha fuck is PAC! common every1 of his albums should be on that list.

  • http://djxplicit.blogspot.com http://djxplicit.blogspot.com

    pretty good list, though perhaps a little BDK or run-dmc wouldve helped…or shit, how do you not have “mecca and the soul brother”?

    anyway, its stiil pretty cool.

    oh yeah, “all eyez on me” is terrible. seriously, once you move past the hits, there’s tons of filler, especially that damn second disc.

  • cali boy

    THE DOCUMENATRY BEST ALBUM of THE 2005 AND BEYOND NOT ONE ALBUM ALL BE CLOSE TO THE DOCUMENTARY PERIOD!!

  • cali boy

    THE DOCUMENATRY BEST ALBUM of THE 2005 AND BEYOND NOT ONE ALBUM ALL BE CLOSE TO THE DOCUMENTARY PERIOD!!

  • http://djxplicit.blogspot.com http://djxplicit.blogspot.com

    “all eyez on me” is certainly not the greatest double album of all time

    i think its “physical graffiti”, unless im forgetting something.

    john bonham >>>>> tupac shakur

  • irishwesty

    im 28 so ive been around this rap for ever, but u can always tell if a “best of” list is trash when it is comprised of albums from only one time period. (not to mention 90% from one region of the country.) Writers, step your thinking game up. Or, exuctives, step your talent spotting game up.

  • slick as an old mack

    some dude had the nerve to mention blueprint 2 u obviously aint a jay fan. And fools this is the best 25 albums some rappers are good (pac) but neva had that real classic album from top to bottom. not a bad list but outkast gotta be on there

  • DirtDoggy

    I would toss these mutherfuckers on the list somewhere.

    Eminem
    Big L
    Big Pun
    Pac
    AZ first album
    DMX first album
    50 first album

    Snoop Doggy Style ?

  • Tray

    Sensible list.

  • tsk tsk

    Hey just take out Beastie Boys’ Licensed to Ill and put in Paul’s Boutique. I swear. It’ll make your list better.

  • Giangio

    And also all of you saying that the Beastie Boys don’t deserve a spot are out of your minds. Innovators for one, and even if they started out as a punk band, they’re more hip-hop than some of your favourite artists.

  • Sam

    Good list, you missed Big Daddy Kane and Big L’s albums, and I also think that Illmatic should’ve been like #3/4, also, Doggystyle should be on the list, by the way, not putting any 2Pac albums on the list shows a critic who has own thoughts, and doesn’t listen to death threats and such, good job!

  • a_loco

    I know he’s a cracka ass cracka, but don’t you think Marshall Mathers deserves a wee bit of love. He’s as big a cultural phenom as Pac, and he’s got the lyrical abilities to back it up. Plus, on the MM LP, he was fuckin batshit insane. If thats not a better album then Reasonable Doubt, I don’t know what is. Don’t get me wrong, Reasonable Doubt was good, but it wasn’t no Marshall Mathers LP, and yes, i can admit, em becoma a bit of a bitch with his last 2 and a half albums. (The Re-Up only counts as half i think.)

  • Bonafide

    Hard to believe that theres 25 album Bol actually likes

  • CMR

    No Pac!?? This list is instantly invalid.

  • ak47

    im an 80′s baby, so most of tha shit on your list was before my time.

    but if i had to have one album to listen to for the rest of my life…..

    reasonable doubt. no doubt about it. back when hip-hop was on some real shit.

    i say next week, we do a list for best songs of all time…

    and yes, can i live?? would be in my top 3

  • ioio

    iolio

  • Nati Ohio

    Bol, you must not be an 80′s baby…

  • cashiem evans

    you are a fuking loser for not putting a snoop album or pac album…… makaveli or me against the world is not one of the best and what about jayz blueprint….

    get real you probably under jimmy iovine payroll…

  • Anthony

    While your list is boring, since every record is a decade old, at least you didn’t put any Pac on there. That is the guaranteed bullseye of looking like a dumbshit. I dare one of the fruitflies do advocate the inclusion of a Pac record, and do it without typographical errors or exclamation points.

  • real2death

    Bol here’s how the Top 25 should look.

    25. Born to Mack- Too Short

    24. Do you want More- The Roots

    23. The Infamous- Mobb Deep

    22. The Eminem Show- Eminem

    21.Soul Food- Goodie Mob

    20. Ressurection- Common

    19. Cocktales- Too Short

    18. Low End Theory- Tribe Called Quest

    17. Amerikkkas Most Wanted- Ice Cube

    16. Only Built 4 Cuban Linx- Raekwon

    15. Aquemini- Outkast

    14. Marshall Mathers LP- Eminem

    13. Life After Death- Biggie

    12. Liquid Swords- GZA

    11. Chronic 2001- Dr. Dre (How can this not make a list)

    10. Diary- Scarface

    9. Enter the 36 Chambers- Wu Tang

    8. Paid In Full-
    Eric B and Rakim

    7. Criminal Minded- KRS1

    6. Str8 Outta Compton- NWA

    5. Reasonable Doubt- Jay-Z

    4. Doggystyle- Snoop Dogg

    3. Ready to Die-
    Biggie

    2. All eyes on me- 2pac

    1. The Chronic- Dr. Dre

  • http://www.akirathedon.com AK DONOVAN

    I’m a 80s babym and I got most of that shit.

    Good list droog. Fuck those Pac Stans! Give a fuck if a load of people ripped his ass off! Doesn’t make him any good. NO. He sucked.

    He was only that big cos he looked like a white dude with face paint on and all the white boys and girls went nuts for his middle class art school acty ass.

  • V

    Gay ass white boy with black skin…No Tupac…No Outkast…keep playing that old classic rock…wack ass!

  • 50 cal

    no outkast 2 pac this list is the worst list ever i aint reading shit else from this dude bol fuck it..

  • calimovement

    Pac is the GOAT. Even the Pac’s life album was better than anything out in the oast year.

  • AK47

    >Good list droog. Fuck those Pac Stans! Give a fuck if a load of people ripped his ass off! Doesn’t make him any good. NO. He sucked.

    He was only that big cos he looked like a white dude with face paint on and all the white boys and girls went nuts for his middle class art school acty ass.

    that is by far the dumbest thing i’ve ever read on this site, and just might be the dumbest comment regarding hip-hop ever made. congratulations.

  • Jimmy

    That’s a solid list. But how did Tupac suck? Can you name any rapper that reached more people than him? He’s prolly the most listened to rapper in the streets even tho he died like 11 years ago, and your acting like all his fans lived in the suburbs.

  • E

    me against the world deseves to on the list

  • Sam

    Every rapper on the list > Pac lyrically
    Every rappper on the list > Pac’s storytelling
    Every rapper on the list > Pac’s gay ass personality

    The dude thinks a song made up on Fuck Biggie and Fuck Bad Boy is a battle record, what the fuck? You claim to be a player but I fucked your wife, who the hell goes that low, Biggie ate that line with this: If Faith had twins she’d probly’ have 2 Pac’s, get it 2Pac’s?
    That’s the mind of a genius, not yelling fuck Death Row/2Pac.
    Peace.

  • jericho

    i would of added pac somewhere on there also
    bone thugs art of war
    eminem The Marshall Mathers LP
    trick daddy
    cypress hill
    boot camp
    50′s first album
    method man & redman
    and i would also put proof on there he held it down on that album

  • Todd

    ^
    He dissed Biggie bcuz he thought Biggie was the one who tried to shoot him you bitch. Don’t go by what the media tells you about Pac. Pac also gave Biggie ideas for Ready to Die and Big didn’t even thank Pac.

  • http://youtube/user/warickhunt B.B

    Lil Wayne- Tha Carter
    Red & Meth- Blackout
    WSC- Bow Down
    Blueprint
    50s GRODT
    Muddy Waters
    Any Eminem (except Encore)
    X.O Experience
    Genesis
    College Dropout

  • FuckUPayMe618

    Oh yea Jay’s first album is betta than biggies’s

  • FuckUPayMe618

    Why don’t my post show up?

  • Dj WMD

    WTF?! is up with this hater bullshit?!are you guys joking, 50 fucking cent? fuck him! 2pac?! got to say 2pacalypse is a good record, you see its a GOOD record not a fucking top 25 classic! Doggystyle? a fucking joke! a little album that made you move your ass, nuthin else!

    I dont totaly aggre with the list im thinking, fugees – wtf? straight out of compton – that good?

    got to say like the list alot, and i respect it. but i would have EPMD on it and the message.

  • AzRealAsDeyCum

    How Could You Forget Mac:World War 3

  • http://www.gervislewisaol.com Gerv

    Pac wiil 4ever be more remembered than any person on that list.

  • plumcrazy

    dare iz a darkside needs to be up in there, maybe J5 & the black album is aaaiight

    R.E.S.P.E.C.T to the B.I.G

  • pileofshirt69

    Bol, solid list. I disagree with the order, but you made good cases for each otherwise questionable collection and if I had to explain great hiphop to someone who it was foreign to, your list would be a great introduction.

    Beastie Boys > TuPac in EVERY POSSIBLE WAY.

    I say that as a Pac fan. Seriously, I dare any fruitflies to make a legit argument to the contrary.

    Although Bol, outside personal preference, why do you put “License to Ill” over “Paul’s Botique?”

  • The Spaniard

    Sam Says:

    April 21st, 2007 at 3:14 pm
    Every rapper on the list > Pac lyrically
    Every rappper on the list > Pac’s storytelling
    Every rapper on the list > Pac’s gay ass personality
    ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^

    The above statements are accurate to 1/1000000000000000000000000 of a probability unit.

  • Pancho

    I think I’m too young to try to enter this conversation (cuz I’m an 80′s baby)…but I’ll try….

    This is Bol’s personal list…so if he doesn’t like 2Pac, then he just doesn’t (I think he’s insane for it, but he’s entitled to his own opinion).

    Albums that should be considered as G.O.A.T though…

    Common- BE
    Talib Kweli & Mos Def- Blackstar
    Eminem- The Marshall Mathers LP
    NaS- Illmatic
    Rakim & Eric B- Paid In Full
    A Tribe Called Quest- Midnight Mauraders or The Low End Theory
    Little Brother- The Minstrel Show
    Big Pun- Capitol Punishment

    so many to choose from…though a 2pac album should always be thrown into the mix as well.

  • Zee

    Bol, I must both agree and disagree with your list. You left several classic albums off your list from the early and mid 90′s. It seems like you only looked a one or two key ablums from particular eras and neglected to credit other albums that were around at that time, either that or you have a very basic knowledge of hip-hop.

  • BIG ROB

    Hey Bol, how about making a top 25 worst hip hop albums. Just a suggestion, by the way were is the BLACK STAR album at?

  • Ghost

    T.R.E.Y.

    If you think that all those Jay albums are better than Resonable doubt (given they are great…minus blueprint 2 maybe) you inculded in the demographic jay appealed to when he “dumbed it down to double his dollars” Reasonable Doubt is his masterpiece no question.

  • Projectnrm

    Pretty good list.

  • ridda

    Outkast, Snoop Dogg, 2Pac albums missing. And they are essential!

  • B

    What about Jewelz from OC
    It’s my favorite rap album ever!

  • http://junglemission.blogspot.com jimmy starburst

    BOL!
    how about the 25 most OVERRATED albums? that’ll get em riled up..

  • haha

    “1) Notorious B.I.G., Ready to Die – The best MC evar’s best album evar. Nuff said”
    -and this?????no way is this album better than most of your top 24.no way.sure BIG is dead but that doesnt make his 1st album better.even life after death sounds so much better than ready to die.anybody who thinks mmlp needs to be on the list should go back to listening to that loud noise like rock/metal etc.that album is not even above 3 mics.tracklisting:
    1. Public Service Announcement 2000 (3/5)
    2. Kill You(annoying-1/5)
    3. Stan – (featuring Dido)(4/5)
    4. Paul – (skit)(0/5)
    5. Who Knew(3/5)
    6. Steve Berman – (with Steve Berman)(1/5)
    7. Way I Am, The(4.5/5)
    8. Real Slim Shady, The(3/5)
    9. Remember Me? – (featuring RBX/Sticky Fingaz)(3/5)
    10. I’m Back(2/5)
    11. Marshall Mathers(1/5)
    12. Ken Kaniff – (skit)(0/5)
    13. Drug Ballad(2/5)
    14. Amityville – (featuring Bizarre)(2/5)
    15. Bitch Please II – (featuring Dr Dre/Snoop Dogg/Xzibit/Nate Dogg)(3.5/5)
    16. Kim(1/5)
    17. Under The Influence – (featuring D-12)(3.5/5)
    18. Criminal(4/5)

  • haha

    “1) Notorious B.I.G., Ready to Die – The best MC evar’s best album evar. Nuff said”
    -and this?????no way is this album better than most of your top 24.no way.sure BIG is dead but that doesnt make his 1st album better.even life after death sounds so much better than ready to die.anybody who thinks mmlp needs to be on the list should go back to listening to that loud noise like rock/metal etc.that album is not even above 3 mics.tracklisting:
    1. Public Service Announcement 2000 (3/5)
    2. Kill You(annoying-1/5)
    3. Stan – (featuring Dido)(4/5)
    4. Paul – (skit)(0/5)
    5. Who Knew(3/5)
    6. Steve Berman – (with Steve Berman)(1/5)
    7. Way I Am, The(4.5/5)
    8. Real Slim Shady, The(3/5)
    9. Remember Me? – (featuring RBX/Sticky Fingaz)(3/5)
    10. I’m Back(2/5)
    11. Marshall Mathers(1/5)
    12. Ken Kaniff – (skit)(0/5)
    13. Drug Ballad(2/5)
    14. Amityville – (featuring Bizarre)(2/5)
    15. Bitch Please II – (featuring Dr Dre/Snoop Dogg/Xzibit/Nate Dogg)(3.5/5)
    16. Kim(1/5)
    17. Under The Influence – (featuring D-12)(3.5/5)
    18. Criminal(4/5)

  • Josepth Regular

    In no particular order, cause arguing over the greatest Hip Hop Album of all-time is a whole other post, this list is in no particular order but here is my top 25, peep the steez youngn’s:

    Illmatic-Nas
    Enter The WuTang 36 Chambers-Wu Tang Clan
    Ready To Die-B.I.G
    The Infamous-Mobb Deep
    The Low End Theory-A Tribe Called Quest
    The Great Adventures of Slick Rick-
    Mama Said Knock You Out-LL Cool J
    KRS One-KRS-One
    Doggystyle-Snoop Dogg
    Only Built For Cuban Links-Rae&Ghost
    Return To 36Chambers Dirty Version-ODB
    Liquid Swords-Gza
    Atliens-Outkast
    Reasonable Doubt-Jay-Z
    Life After Death-B.I.G
    The 7 Day Theory Makaveli-2Pac
    Midnight Marauders- ATCQ
    Wu-Tang Forever-Wu Tang Clan
    Aquemeni-Outkast
    We Are The Streets-The LOX
    Capital Punishment-Big Pun
    Chronic 2001- Dr.Dre
    The Fix-Scarface
    Get Rich Or Die Trying-50 Cent
    Be-Common

    Things to notice such as Jay & Nas each get one spot. BIG got 2 spots, naturally. Outkast and A Tribe called Quest hold 2 spots each on this chart too, they put out classics people! I Don’t care what any of you stans say, any top album list without 2Pac & The 7 Day Theory, just aint a hip hop list. Speaking of stans I know a classic when I hear one, sorry haters 50′s first has to get a nod in a top 25. Wu-Tang albums resting on 5 spots, 20% of the list, only speaks of what was truly an era, Wu-Tang Forever! Nuff nostalgia, Big Pun is too often overlooked, The Chronic 2001 trumps the original in terms of lyrics & Beats, live with it. Why is the LOX second opus so underrated?? KRS-One circa 1995 > KRS-One Now. What do ya’ll think?

  • http://myspace.com/kingpaul06 King Paul

    “Lick the balls” (c) Slick Rick… how can you not have any Outkast?

  • daesonesb

    Listen to All Eyez on me, and tell me that half of those songs aren’t lame. Thugs Passion? Yeah.

    And while alot of people think Outkast or Goodie Mob or even Operation Doomsday should have been on the list, It isnt our LIST!! If you are sittin here in this section saying there needs to be a better list, MAkkke it!

    Heres mines, Just a top twelve.

    12) Pete Rock&CL Smooth – Mecca and the Soul Brother
    11) Common – Ressurection
    10) Jay Z – Reasonable Doubt
    9) Liquid Swords – GZA
    8) Pharcyde – Bizzare Ride
    7) Eminem – Slim Shady LP
    6) Tribe Called Quest- Midnight Marauders
    5) EPMD – Unfinished Business
    4) The Roots – Illadelph Halflife
    3) Outkast – Aquemini
    2) De La Soul – 3 feet High and Rising
    1) Nas – Illmatic
    1) Notorious BIG – Ready to Die

    So you see, I dont have a list that would agree with ya’lls and it certainly doesnt follow Bol’s.

    Also I couldnt decide between Big and Nas.

    This might be cause I was born in the 80′s, but I dont remember them that well.
    Other heads woulda put BDP or Organized Noize in there. Some woulda spotted Public enemy. Wellp, I didnt cause thats not what I listen to erryday. Sorry!

  • TIGERREDD

    DAMN DOG, YOU MUST REALLY HAVE SOMETHING AGAINST PAC, SCARFACE, AND OUTKAST. ANY TIME YOU HAVE A LIST THEY NEVER SEEM TO MAKE IT.

  • kidkron3

    STRAIGHT OUTTA COMPTON
    THE CHRONIC
    CHRONIC 2001
    REASONABLE DOUBT
    THE INFAMOUS
    ILLMATIC
    AMERIKKKAS MOST WANTED
    READY TO DIE
    LIFE AFTER DEATH
    GET RICH OR DIE TRYING
    THE SLIM SHADY LP
    ENTER THE 36 CHAMBERS
    ONLY BUILT FOR CUBAN LINKS
    EFIL4ZAGGIN
    THE 7 DAY THEORY
    DOGGYSTYLE
    CAPITAL PUNISHMENT
    PAID IN FULL
    DEATH CERTIFICATE
    MURDA MUZIK
    NO ONE CAN DO IT BETTER
    EAZY-DUZ-IT
    STILLMATIC
    MUDDY WATERS
    MARSHAL MATHERS LP
    IN NO PARTICULAR ORDER

  • kidkron3

    !!

  • BIGNAT

    man i am going to try and do this and yes i might forget some people. alot of good music came out in the last 30 something years. also these are in random order you can fix it if you want and based on what i like not whats considered classic.

    1. ghostface- suprmeme clientele/ ironman
    2. nas- illmatic/stillmatic just because it had ether on it
    3. project pat- ghetty green that international players beat was ripped from this album they didn’t even try to change it
    4.biggie- ready to die/life after death
    5.jay-z- reasonable doubt/ the blue print-selling 300,000 in the same week of 9/11 makes me think what he could of did if that tradgey did not happen.
    6. the roots- things fall apart- if you have not heard this disc you need 2
    7. wu tang clan- 36 chambers
    8. outkast-aquemini/ speakerboxx-the love below
    9. wu tang clan more solo albums- i can’t give them 2 many spots shit this is hard. both odb albums, liquid swords gza, only built for cuban links rae and ghost
    10. scarface- the fix
    11. dre- the chronic/the chronic 2001 and if it comes out detox just because it’s dre
    12. snoop-doggystyle/ rhythm & gangsta the masterpiece
    12. 2pac- all eyes on me/makevieli how ever you spell it
    13.common- all his albums minus eletric circus that was off the wall.
    14. mos def- black on both sides/the new danger- i have not heard tru magic
    15. the d.o.c.- no one can do it better
    16. big pun-capital punishment/ yeahhhhhhhhh babay
    17. t.i.- trap muzik/king
    18. little brother-minstrel show
    19. redman-muddy waters/doc’s the name 2000
    20. red&meth- blackout
    21. ice cube- amerikkka’s most wanted
    22. dmx- it’s dark and hell is hot
    23. ll cool j- G.O.A.T/ mama said knock you out
    24. eric b and rakim -paid in full
    25. mobb deep- The Infamous/ murda muzik

    ummmm i would have ran out of spaces if i just used one per artist fuck that hahahaha.

  • http://eazymartinyahoo.com Cap’n Crunch

    That was the coochiest list ever. I love B.I.G. just as much as the next person, but you guys constantly hate on 2Pac, constantly and that shit makes me sick; he’s been the archetype of Hip-Hop for like the last 10-12 years, marinate on that, and why was Illmatic no. 10? you niggas dont try to give NaS credit either, no Outkast, No Snoop, East Coast and got no love fro Snoop? you N.Y. niggas are haters I swear, everytime another coast tries to come up you niggas start actin like bithces, ya’ll hated on the West when they started droppin that real shit, and now the south, i agree some of the south music is b.s. but they are takin over the game now, so sit back, buckle your seatbelt, and shut the fuck and ride.

  • BatmanLeo1

    This list is bullshit!

  • BIGNAT

    hahaha like i care what you think it’s what i think lets see your list

  • terry lance worth

    l have not heard a rap fan who asked who are hiphops greatest that will exempt pac. I know list is personal but if u ‘re writing 4 a mag, pls don’t make it personal. To exclude pac can attract 1million comments. if not why so many comments.

  • East Beast

    NO DISRESPECT HOW THE HELL IS BIGGIE NUMBER 1THE DUDE ONLY HAD 2 CD’S THAT CAME OUT. COME ON MAN GET REAL WHAT HAPPENED TO TUPAC OR RAKIM NIGGAS LIKE THAT

  • Belize

    Good list

  • http://XXL DANGEROUSTACTICS206

    YOU GODDAMN EASTCOAST MUTHAFUCKAS.FUCK YALL.NIGGA PLZ,BIGGIE AINT SHIT,WHUT THA FUCK MAKES THIS DUDE THE NICEST? I KNOW YALL MISS HIM,WE DO TOO BUT MAKAVELLI KILLED THAT NIGGA BEFORE HE DIED!!
    PERIOD,POINT BLANK ALL YOU PPL DO IS DEFEND B.I.G.
    BECAUSE HE COULDNT DO IT HISSELF.YALL FEEL SORRY 4 BIG BECAUSE OF HOW MAKAVELLI ROASTED THAT NIGGA.
    IF HE WAS A REAL MAN,HE WOULD HAVE DONE IT HISSELF
    I MEAN,I KNO WHUT YALL N.Y. NIGGAZ IS DOIN.YALL MAD BECAUSE HE FUCKED FAITH EVENS.THEN A SLEW OF MAKAVELLI TAPES CAME OUT AFTER HE DIED.THEN ALL THE EAST COAST D.J.’S TRYED TO MAKE BIGGIE BEST OF’S.MAKAVELLI HAD MORE OF A STRONG WORK ETHIC
    THAN B.I.G,THUS HE HAD MORE MUSIC TO RELEASE AFTER
    HIS DEATH.THE FACT IS,WE KNO THAT BIGGIE HAD EVERTHING TO DO WITH OUR BOY GETTIN SHOT THE FIRST
    TIME.WEST COAST NIGGAS AINT STOOPID! THATS THE REAL REASON WE DONT REALLY FUCK WIT BIGGIE LIKE THAT TO THIS DAY STILL…….AND YOU DONT HAVE NOT ONE 2 PAC/MAKAVELLI ALBUM ON THIS LIST,U SEE WHUT WE MEAN?……WE KNOW WASSUP BRO………
    BIGGIE IS NOT AS GOOD AS U GUYS THINK. JAY-Z IS
    WAAAAY BETTER THAN BIG,AND YALL HATED ON HIM TOO.
    MAN YALL LIKE A BUNCH OF CRABS IN A BUCKET
    ILL HAVE TO GO WITH GHOSTFACE ON THIS ONE ”NEW YORK IS SOFT” ITS OK BECAUSE DUCKDOWN RECKORDS
    IS BACK TO SHOW BROOKLIN HOW TO ROCK 4 REAL!!
    WICH BY THE WAY U HAVE NONE OF THERE ALBUMS!!
    MAN U BETTER REDO THIS LIST B-4 MY MANS ‘YELLOW
    NIGGA’ GETS IN YO ASS.AND HE DONT PLAY THAT SHIT!!

  • http://XXL DANGEROUSTACTICS206

    GRRRRRRRRRRRRR!!!!AND NO BIG PUNISHER,SHAME SHAME SHAME

  • uvf_4_life

    good list this gonna be a diamond blog u the 50 cent of bloggers lol everyone hates the shit outta ya but cant stop talkin bout ya.would had any of em’s first 3 albums,all eyez on me,big l and outkast.and game,wayne,t.i,or any other “king” of the coasts deserve to ever be on here

  • J.R.O.

    Good one, Bol.

    Here’s mine (but I’m still not sure):
    10. Slick Rick – The Great Adventures of Slick Rick
    9. The UN – UN or U Out
    8. UGK – Ridin’ Dirty
    7. Jay-Z – The Black Album
    6. EPMD – Strictly Business
    5. Dr. Dre – The Chronic
    4. Jay-Z – Reasonable Doubt
    3. Eric B. and Rakim – Paid in Full
    2. Notorious BIG – Ready to Die
    1. Nas – Illmatic

  • 2pac RIP

    no 2pac wtf have ye all 4gottn about dude

  • ALI

    i didnt hear everything on that list most of it was ahead of my time…..but damn biggie #1 is bullshit…..he’s tha most overrated MC “evar”…All Eyez On Me shoulda made it….Common’s Be shoulda made it sumwhere…theres alot i woulda changed but i dont wanna waste my time nobody cares

  • daesonesb

    be aint even top 45

  • panthergod

    the only complaint I have is this: Illmatic is the single greatest hip hop album of all time, hands down.

    Period.

  • real.talk. v2

    smh @ no tupac albums on ya list

  • http://xxlmag.com Dj 50

    YOU KNOW BOL, FOR A WHILE I WAS HATIN’ON YOU BUT AFTER SEEING B.I.G ON THE NUMBER ONE SPOT I WAS LIKE…MAYBE I WAS WRONG WITH THIS BROAD….PROPS MAYNE.

  • i’ll shit bag u

    1ST OFF your a fuckin nobody so fuck your little punk ass list..da shit is garbage…and 2nd what the hell u talkin bout cracker ass cracka? U FAT, FOUR EYED, UGLY ASS MOOLI.. BOL U BITCH ASS NIGGA!!!!

  • SOUFCAKBOSS

    here go wutchu missin dawg:

    TI- IM SERIOUS
    TI- URBAN LEGEND
    2PAC- ME AGAINST THE WORLD
    2PAC- ALL EYEZ ON ME
    OUTKAST- AQUEMINI
    OUTKAST- ATLIENS

    ay git yo shit rite nigga…dis da mos fucked up top album list i eva seen in my damn life

  • xxxxl

    does it sound like bol can listen to every hip-hop album in the world?..

  • BOL

    Ok ok…..so i fucked up with my list.Take the beastie boys out and put 2pacs makaveli album up there

  • http://xxlmag.com Dnice

    Reasonable Doubt #20 get tha fuck outta her e top five at least

  • JMacD90

    Since you were trying to limit it to one album per artist, and you can’t have 3 jay-z albums in the top 10, you should at least have put Reasonable Doubt at 1 or 2. If Jay’s not better than B.I.G. he’s the closest one. And why are all of these people complaining about some guy named Tupac? Some guy that got raped in jail does not deserve to have an album on any list but the most queer. Thanks for not leaving the Fugee’s out, that album really hit hard.

  • M.T.

    I agree with Bol…Fuck all the other bullshit lists niggas be comin’ up with

  • ThingAlec

    While i really have no problem with this, i admit it needs Aquemini on it. But look at these fools that commented. 2pac is the most overrated rapper ever. He says he’s gangsta but look at him in 1990 when he was at that acting school. He dressed like a faggot. And SMH at the guy that said T.I. should be on the list. He’s a good MC. But he is not worth to be on the top 25. Or the top 50 for that matter. I leave with this colsing statement. Biggie>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>2pac.

  • ThingAlec

    My top 10 at least. I have a top 25 but i dont feel like posting all of it.

    10. LL Cool J- Radio
    9. Outkast: Aquemini
    8. Jay-Z- Reasonable Doubt
    7. NWA- Straight Outta Compton
    6. Wu Tang Clan- 36 Chambers
    5. Public Enemy- Nation of Million
    4. Nas- Illmatic
    3. Dr. Dre- The Chronic
    2. Eric B & Rakim- Paid in Full
    1. Notorious B.I.G.- Ready to Die

  • the general gangsta

    pac is the greatest rapper of all time. Only New Yorkers thinking BIG was better than PAC> Pac was more versatile than BIG and no rapper had a bigger effect on the hip hop generation.

  • Real Recognize Real

    …albums that will make the list one day…
    Get Rich or Die Tryin’
    Beg For Mercy
    The Documentary
    Thug Motivation 101

  • Pablo

    Bol, I’ve gotta congratulate you on NOT including 2Pac. He’s so fucking insanely overrated. I don’t usually agree with you, but I do here. I’m not gonna criticize your list like others, because clearly, it IS your list; not mine, not theirs. Here’s what mine would’ve looked like, though..

    (no order)
    Wu-Tang Clan – Enter The Wu-Tang: 36 Chambers
    Raekwon – Only Built 4 Cuban Linx…
    GZA – Liquid Swords
    Ghostface – Supreme Clientele
    Method Man – Tical
    Jay-Z – Reasonable Doubt
    Nas – It Was Written
    AZ – Doe Or Die
    The Notorious B.I.G. – Life After Death
    Big L – Lifestylez Ov Da Poor & Dangerous
    Big Pun – Capital Punishment
    OutKast – ATLiens
    Mobb Deep – The Infamous
    T.I. – King.
    Eminem – The Marshall Mathers LP
    Dr. Dre – 2001
    Snoop Doggy Dogg – Doggystyle
    A Tribe Called Quest – The Low End Theory
    Dr. Octagon – Dr. Octagonecologist
    Deltron 3030 – Deltron 3030
    MF DOOM – Operation: Doomsday
    UGK – Ridin’ Dirty
    Bone Thugs-N-Harmony – E. 1999 Eternal
    The Last Emperor – Music, Magic, Myth
    Kanye West – Late Registration

  • EnglandRepresent

    I concur Bol

  • doctor69

    I’m back bitches I loved the list but nas should have been over biggie nas said big wille shit on illmatic and juicy was a bullshit son sorry big rakim should have been number 2 because he grandfathered nas and pac kool g rap talk like sex and 456 should have been over big because he grandfatherd his style too and what about allforone brand nubian and cypress hill black sunday and the tribe midnight maurders and the most slept on brand new heavies heavy rhyme experience check it out and one more fuck the dipset

  • http://www.myspace.com/arkaplan - OZ – www.myspace.com/arkaplan

    there’s no tupac album

    fuck dat shit

  • Mpho

    Tupac>Biggie all day everyday simply because he had a more diverse subject matter, whereas piggy only rap drugs, sex, hos and murder.. he would never come up wit “Instead of a war on poverty, they got a war on drugs so the police can bother me…”

    bol loving biggy is the perfect example of what jigs listen to his music… and i’m fuckin right bout this shit

  • Mikey T

    10. Ice Cube – AmeriKKKa’s Most Wanted
    9. Public Enemy – It Takes A Nation Of Millions To Hold Us Back
    8. GangStarr – Hard To Earn
    7. KRS-ONE – Return Of The Boom Bap
    6. EPMD – Business Never Personal
    5. Wu-Tang Clan – Enter The 36 Chambers
    4. The Notorious B.I.G. – Ready To Die
    3. Nas – Illmatic
    2. Beastie Boys – Paul’s Boutique
    1. RUN-DMC – Raising Hell

    That’s my favorite top ten. I don’t see it changing for a long time…

  • The DJ Formerly Known as N-CREDIBLE

    I THINK A CAT HAS HIS (FERN) TONGUE TPAR

  • http://www.myspace.com/jumz DOMINICAN NAS

    Snoop Dogg’s Doggystyle? Did we forget how much we rocked to that shit? 2pac’s All eyez on me? Shout out to the people that put EPMD on their list. No one had a Naughty by Nature album? Ya frontin!!! BRAND NUBIAN?????????????

  • EReal

    Fernando Says:

    April 20th, 2007 at 5:02 pm
    TPAR,

    Your a crybaby race peddling b*tch. Go pray to allah you phony muslim joke. Your as fake as a $3 bill. You and NBRED are social idealists locked up in a victim complex mindset always looking to blame others. And if you think I give a eff what you think….I DONT. You call Bol a self hater, yet here you are.

    Are you some kind of pro-bono lawyer for Muslims at risk? Is that why you are always on here checking for racist comments? Dont successful Ivy league lawyers have things to do? Im guessing that you are none of the above, and are actually living on welfare like your parents. Thats why you are such a race sensitive punk. Always looking for excuses for why you aint sh*t.
    ^
    Damn.

  • REAL HIP-HOP

    U DUMB HOMO’S FORGOT ABOUT ALL EYES ON ME AND MAKAVELI: THE 7 DAY THEORY, YOU DUMB SON OF A BITCH

  • Blaktwan

    All of the albums on the list are classics, but the order is very suspect. Also, no Pac, Em, BDK or Run-DMC?

  • http://myspace.com slick

    man that list was all wrong wheres 2pac at

  • these posts are racist

    N-Cred:

    I hear ya. For someone who Fern “doesn’t give an eff what i think”…my ideas challenged him to a point where he got pretty upset. Hysterical.

  • these posts are racist

    N-Cred:

    On the real though, I’m a little disappointed in myself that I engage someone who is blantently racist against, among others, African Americans and Muslims…His only come back to anything you or I say is to simply make up some paragraph long insult.

    I don’t think he’s ever met a real black person.

  • 2GD2No

    This is the worst list in history…no xzibit ? what about restless ? at the speed of life ? no Bonethugs N Harmony ? No TUPAC!!!??? wth not even an eminem album ? No DMX ? Tell my this is a BIG joke right…and btw bigger is not the best MC ever, shut to hell up, he’s one of the worst, PAC is the best MC ever, followed by nas,bizzy bone,eminem,xzibit,lil wayne,kanye and the list goes on and on.

  • these posts are racist

    EReal Says

    “Damn.” EREAL, what are you “daming” about? So all I have to do is make up a paragraph of insults and say somebody lives in a basement on welfare and I get props? Wow, the antithisis of critical thinking.

  • Sincere (Sin)

    Nice list…Beastie Boys over Makavelli..Hmm! U should be slapped… To Me Stillmatic is the best hip hop ablum EVER.. POINT BLANK PERIOD!

  • The DJ Formerly Known as N-CREDIBLE

    I think our words give him the reality check he isn’t looking for so he disagrees to keep his sanity within his false reality.

  • The DJ Formerly Known as N-CREDIBLE

    these posts are racist Says:

    April 23rd, 2007 at 11:30 am
    N-Cred:

    On the real though, I’m a little disappointed in myself that I engage someone who is blantently racist against, among others, African Americans and Muslims…His only come back to anything you or I say is to simply make up some paragraph long insult.

    I don’t think he’s ever met a real black person.
    ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
    it is good for others to hear and exposes the ignorant fools when they try to speak on the real issues

  • http://www.xxlmag.com George Bernard

    THis must be a Eastcoast Nigga who wrote this….

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  • Chirping is Annoying

    Bol = Racist

    No white guy in there, where is Eminem?

    Bol = Racist.

    NIGGA PLEASE!

  • Kin Corn Karn

    Good list Bol, it’s good to see that you got Ultra on there.

  • Gbukets

    Pathetic… You should not be aloud to share your thoughts in any forum regarding Hip-hop.

  • JLY

    u left out all eyez on me and the marshall mathers lp

  • MB

    No disrespect to any of these rappers, BUT WHERE N THE HELL IS PAC (All Eyes on Me), SCARFACE (The Fix), OUTKAST (Aquemini), UGK (Ridin Dirty), Common (Be), Snoop (Doggystyle). There are more. Some of the records listed were not that good. And by the way, why do people continue to put Big as the best ever. HE HAD 2 RECORDS. One classic (and that depends on where you stay). Bias list!!!

  • Kray

    Bone Thugs-N-Harmony: E 1999 Eternal
    Bone Thugs-N-Harmony: The Art of War
    Bone Thugs-N-Harmony: Creepin on ah Come up
    Krayzie Bone: Thug Mentality 1999

  • adam lucas

    hey thatz fuckd up how can u have a greatest records without 2pac who ever mad this list has serious problems

  • young free

    I think the list for the most part is on point. I think 2PAC being snubbed is somewhat stupid and jay-z’s blueprint not making the list is a misstep. The older albums that made the list should be there but compared to modern albums they would be worthless. I think your hate for todays hip-hop dictated your list.

  • MarkRuff

    THE MARSHALL MATHERS LP & THE EMINEM SHOW SHOULD BE TOP 10 AT LEAST! RECORD SALE NUMBERS DON’T LIE.

  • daGota

    B,
    debate is pointless in matters of opinion…but really, respect shuld b given wen due…pac dropped a classic in me against the world…but 7 day theory is a masta-classic,tite production with hard lyrics.The range of subject matter is diverse-conversations wit God,to haters,to introspectiv reflection…You dnt hav to agree or change ur list,but pay homage! peace n 1..en remember, humility 1st..n luv owez!

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  • Rizzop

    I don’t get why you put Resurrection and not “Like Water For Chocolate”…..Funniest shit ive heard all year!!
    Its obvious that you cant fit all the hot shit into on 25 albums, but it seems that everyone agrees tupac should’ve had at least all eyes on me on here……That album shut shit down homie. And i think you gotta but albums that you can listen to from front to back,and i bought momma said knock you out…..Id prefer Aquemini. Them boys killed it!

  • N PIMPIN

    HOW IN THA FUCK U HAVE A BEST RAP ALBUMS EVER WITHOUT “TUPAC ME AGAINST THA WORLD.” U MUST BE 1 OF THEM NEW YORK NIGGAZ, CUZ EVERYONE KNOW PAC DESERVE TO BE ATLEAST IN THE TOP THREE. HOW IN THE FUK YOU PUT BEASTIE BOYZ, DE LA SOUL(WTF) BEFORE PAC????? CLOWN ASS NIGGA DON’T KNOW MUSIC LIKE YOU THINK

  • World citizen

    Having a list without 2pac is like talking about the Civil Right struggle and ommiting Malcolm X.

    Most peeps feel that 2pac isn’t as lyrically gifted as Biggie Smalls or Nas, but see here folks, thats not the point.

    If the list was restricted to American Audiences, esp those of the East Coast persuasion, then its all good. But take a World wide review and find out that 2pac’s (rightly or wrongly is debatable) albums have more influence than any of those rappers on that list. (thats a fact)

    Peeps didn’t necessary buy Pacs albums for the lyrics, but they felt his pain and his struggle on the albums. They understood his crazy nature and associated with his funny side. Everyone knows a Pac lyric (Every one, even those that hate Hip Hop know 1 2pac lyric).

    Biggies albums might be greater in terms of lyrical dexterity, but 2pac’s albums are worldwide classics that everyone associates with Hip Hop.

    Ask any grown up living anywhere in the World, from Asia to Africa going to Europe and Latin America, to mention 3 rappers/MCs that they know/like, and believe me 2 Pac’s name will be mentioned 8 times out of 10. Like i said, has nothing to do with the lyrics or if he was all Hype. Its just the way it is. Folks that can’t live with that fact, well are just being uppity.

    Like someone said, its BOI’s list and he is entitled to his biases, but leaving out any one of 2pac’s albums just smacks of elitism and East Coast favourism/bias.

    And thats my humble opinion

  • gangsta

    your the worst blogger fuck off!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Cho_Momma

    jus for u sayin “cracka ass cracka’s” makes u whiter then ne “cracka ass cracka” ive ever heard..notice its evEr not evar….white washed black guy

  • Fernando

    TPAR & NBRED…..

    Two straight up faggits.

    A community college bafoon & a out of work lawyer. Your shit is weak. Nbred used to be the whipping boy around here, now he follows the teachings of a fucking race peddling faggit who’s only answer to a question is “blame whitey”. Thats why neither of you will ever be shit.

  • Fernando

    TPAR,

    Your comparing yourself to Tupac????
    WTF? HA aH AH AH AH HAH AH AH AHAHHAHA. You fucking joke. You aint shit. And there is nothing “internet thug” about calling you a joke. I never threatened anybody like Im the #1 gangbanger, which I know is soooo important to black folk.

  • THUGGIN

    ugk- ridin dirty… 2pac- all eyes on me… snoop dogg- doggystyle… outkast- ATLiens… BONE THUGS? classic

  • The Leak

    wow another “alltimer” that completely ignores the south and basically the west too? Wow I guess its where u from…dont get me wrong I agree with some of the selections but ready to die is not the best rap album ever so stop with the bullshit. Also Im 25 so a lot of those albums aint agreeing because Im not gonna put shit on a list just because it looks good or if i wasnt even fuckin around when they dropped!!! Fuck outta here

  • blakfolks

    No Pac?!!!! With out him this list is a waste.

  • 2 much

    I used 2 think u were dumb BOL…..u have sum sense

  • Scorpio1970

    10. The D. O. C. – “No One Can Do It Better”
    One of the most slept on discs of all time. With all due respect to Snoop, D.O.C. was 2nd only to Ice Cube at rocking a Dre beat. If you don’t think so, ask Dre. He may put him before Cube.
    9. Outkast – “Aquemini”
    This was a tough one, not for it being in the Top 10, but for it being the only Outkast album on the list. This is definitely the one to make it, but Southern and ATLiens could have easily made the Top 25. Damn, Damn, Damn, Damn, Damn!
    8. Jay-Z – “Reasonable Doubt”
    To this day there are still lyrics I have to explain to people from this disc. His remorseful discussion of the life on “Regrets” humanized the blatant materialism and boasting from previous
    songs on the album. He had to dumb down his lyrics for the rest of his career because this was so far over people’s heads.
    7. BDP – “Criminal Minded”
    Blastmaster KRS 1 killed it on this disc. Wah dah dah dang, listen to my 9mm go bang. Took battlerap to a level never before seen on “The Bridge is Over”. It was tough deciding between this and “By Any Means Necessary”. Think about that, two discs that could have been in the Top 10 of All Time.
    6. NAS – “Illmatic”
    Park Bench Poet with production from all the best. Only issue was them representing “One Love” as a kite to Cormega, yet he asks if the true inspiration is with Cormega in the song.
    5. Run DMC – “Raising Hell”
    The first commercially viable release in Hip-Hop. “Walk this Way” was groundbreaking and meant a lot to both groups. “My Adidas” had everyone rocking track suits and shell toes with fat or no laces. “Peter Piper” still kills a party to this day. I wonder if LL is still upset they took that beat from “Rock the Bells”. My personal favorite from the album was “Perfection”.
    4. Eric B. and Rakim – “Paid in Full”
    The God MC blessed the mic to gods and they blessed it back. Who still doesn’t get excited when “Eric B. is President” or “I Know You Got Soul” comes on at a party. This album is from 1987 people. They changed the way people talked and sampled. James Brown would have been broke long before his death if not for them.
    3. N. W. A. – “Straight Outta Compton”
    A crazy M. F. named Ice Cube from the gang called Niggas Wit’ Attitude said and wrote some of the most gangster lyrics ever. F@#^ the Police WOW! For you all that don’t know, while this language may not be all that significant today, trust me NO ONE was putting the words used on this album on wax before them. Sure there was Just Ice saying crazy shit before them, but nothing was as relevant as the words spoken by Ice Cube, MC Ren, Dr. Dre and Eazy M. F.ing E. Did I mention Dre kicking in the bass?
    2. Public Enemy – “It Takes a Nation of Millions to Hold Us Back”
    You hear rappers today talking about movement this and movement that. Their has NEVER been
    a movement like the one started by Public Enemy. Red, Black and Green leather medallions replaced jewelry for a short time.
    1. Notorious B. I. G. – “Ready to Die”
    Like Mos Def said, the Greatest MC died on March 9th. This was his greatest of his two solo albums. Lyrics for days, producers making their names and the beginning of Bad Boy (the good and bad), with all due respect to Craig Mack who was released first A moment of silence for the late, great Frank White. We’ll always love Big Poppa. By the way, how many people owe their careers to this man (112, Total, Faith Evans, Derrick “D-Dot”, Mase, The Lox, Charlie Baltimore, Lil’ Kim, Lil’ Cease, Puff Daddy and Cam’Ron)? Would any of them have been as relevant without their association with him?

  • Face Phoenix

    How did Meth say Opinions are like Assh@!# everybody’s got to have one. Personally I was expecting at least a couple of wildcards but as usual we got the same picks every magazine, blog, and writer chooses. Hey can we get the 25 most slept on albums or at least divide these albums into eras (80′s, 90′s & Etc).

    P.S. – To All The Biggie & Pac Fans stop beating a dead horse. They’re Legends lets leave it at that. Let show some love to the originators – KRS-One, Big Daddy Kane, Rakim, D.O.C., and so on as well as the youngblood getting it poppin now.

  • jynx

    you definitley need to listen to music from coast to coast. Horrrible list and bad topic to ask. No PAC but biggies first, get a clue jackass No PAC No biggie. Man this shit is pathetic.

  • YaboyBloodraw

    that cool lil list you got there but yall forgot about another one of the greatist artist of all times, Tupac’s album “All Eyes on Me”.

  • milliveli

    yo bol i know you kinda young but @ least put Me Against the World on there. you can’t deny pac’s impact on the world. but you a youngn. he was wildin on NY when you wasn’t wet in the ears. i give u a pass. but not ever the marshall mathers LP? Nas – the lost tapes is serious classic material @ its best. overall a consistent take on da best. DO YOU!!!!

  • milliveli

    oh yeah “the south got somethin 2 say” -andre 3000-

  • hahathasoufontop

    good album but not the best….best album ever
    “Trap Music”….nuff said…”COP THAT”…

  • Tha Ace

    not that i like biggie at all but the top 5 albums have almost always been considered to be:

    Illmatic
    Ready to Die
    Only built for cuban linx
    Enter the 36 chambers
    Paid in full/7 day theory

  • http://xxlmag.com E

    This is one nigga that i am not going to weigh his opinion real heavy again what the the dogg poung first album you could bump that from the east to the west and cant forget Pac did have 3 classics in a year and a half all could be number 1 !!

  • TaZ

    thoreauly77 Says:

    April 20th, 2007 at 1:31 pm
    allright bol! let the hate begin!

    - what about the carter 2?
    - sheeit pimpin, what about king?
    - daaaamn bol, thug motivation?

    just thought i’d get that started.
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    U r a fuckin retard…. probably a little 12 year old kid who has never heard any non-radio rap rap from before 2000 in his life. Granted these r 3 decent albums, the wouldnt make my top 1000.

    And as for Pac, he was an influence but as far as an MC goes, he isnt much. He is a great figurehead and commodity because of the subjects he adressed but pretty weak besides that. Listen to Bol, the man knows what he is talkin about.

    And btw, im white and even i fuckin hate the Beastie Boys…

  • TaZ

    lol Says:

    April 20th, 2007 at 2:32 pm
    IT WAS WRITTEN > ILLMATIC
    ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
    You forgot to say it….NOT!!!!

  • TaZ

    king blair Says:

    April 20th, 2007 at 7:25 pm

    u 2 should kill yourselves if you think the documentary or any g-unit album is in your 25.matter of fact take that cock out ya ass now an tell ya daddy’s sorry 4 wasting their sperm
    ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
    I wasnt suggesting the Documentary in the top 25 but it is an outstanding album. And as for my dads sperm, ill let him kno to save it all for u sweetheart

  • CrunkLord52

    OMG! WTF!

    You must hate hip-hop. No Lil’ Wayne? No Cam’ron? No 2pac? Instead you put some gay ass shit from Common, Mos Def, Trobe caled quest. They dont sell shit. Underground rap should be disqualified from these lists cause it isnt real rap. Hip-hop is talking abut hoes and killing people and blow jobs and dancing. These albums deserve to be on the list.

    Rick Ross- Port of Miami
    Cam’ron- Purple Haze
    Cam’ron- Come Home With Me
    Lil Wayne- The carter 2
    T.I.- Urban Legend
    T.I.- Trap Muzik
    2pac- Everything he did when he was alive
    Young Jeezy- Thug Motivation 101
    Bone Thugs N Harmony- E. 1999: The Eternal

    You are an east coast bitch. All they care about is helping people. Thats for pussies. They are killing hip-hop. West Coast Dirty South till i D.I.E.!

  • Dat M Nigga

    This is typical fuckin’ east coast bias. Why is 2Pac on their? What about Mystic Stylez By Three 6 Mafia, Bon Thugs-East Eternal 1999, Some snoop dogg. This is fucking east coast bias, and you should go kill yourself.

  • Dat M Nigga

    This is typical fuckin’ east coast bias. Why is 2Pac on their? What about Mystic Stylez By Three 6 Mafia, Bon Thugs-East Eternal 1999, Some snoop dogg. This is fucking east coast bias, and you should go kill yourself.

  • Eh

    Pretty good list. I can’t agree more with #1. Ready to Die is definetly the best rap album. I also agree with the 2Pac thing. I mean, honestly, he wasn’t that damn good. Some of the other albums are fuckin’ whack. But altogether a pretty good list. Oh and to the dick that said Cam’ron should be on the list: do you know what the fuck rap is? Cam’ron sucks huge balls. These are the best rap albums of all time, not the last 5 years.

  • Soerin

    1.chronic 2001
    2.illmatic
    3.the infamous
    4.ready to die
    5.the documentary

  • http://yahoo DiggyDoc…………Rocs da spot

    1. Ready To Die

  • http://yahoo.com Big Doc………….Rocs da spot

    1. Ready To Die 2. Paid In Full 3. We Are The Streets 4. Illmatic 5. The Chronic

  • http://www.xxlmag.com/?p=9391#comment CUTZ

    THIS LIST IS WACK WHICH PROVES WHY NO ONE REALLY READS XXL MAG ANYMORE AND THEY BOUGHT SCRATCH MAGAZINE AND FUCKED THAT UP WHAT ABOUT ALL EYEZ ON ME

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  • Anonymous

    not so bad most list really are a mess these days nice one

  • Anonymous

    1. me against the world 2.the fix 3.stillmatic 4.kuraption 5.get rich or die trying 6.blueprint 7.collage drop out 8.its dark n hell is hot 8.ridin dirty 9.fuck a bitch 10 u fuckin gay

  • Will

    U is a stupid as nigga . u should put pac on there