Top Hardcore Hip Hop Albums





Rank All Time Artist Album Subgenre(s) Other Genre(s) Year
1
18
Public Enemy It Takes a Nation of Millions to Hold Us Back Conscious Hip Hop, Political Hip Hop 1988
2
104
Wu-Tang Clan Enter the Wu-Tang (36 Chambers) Boom Bap 1993
3
109
N.W.A Straight Outta Compton Gangsta Rap 1988
4
127
Dr. Dre The Chronic Gangsta Rap G-Funk 1992
5
180
Eminem The Marshall Mathers LP 2000
6
187
Nas Illmatic Boom Bap 1994
7
229
Run-D.M.C. Raising Hell 1986
8
252
The Notorious B.I.G. Ready to Die Gangsta Rap Boom Bap 1994
9
334
Run the Jewels Run the Jewels 2 2014
10
345
Eric B. & Rakim Paid in Full Boom Bap 1987
11
356
Eminem The Slim Shady LP 1999
12
542
Snoop Doggy Dogg Doggystyle Gangsta Rap G-Funk 1993
13
630
Vince Staples Big Fish Theory Experimental Hip Hop 2017
14
653
Raekwon Only Built 4 Cuban Linx... Gangsta Rap Boom Bap 1995
15
691
Public Enemy Yo! Bum Rush the Show Conscious Hip Hop 1987
16
695
Genius/GZA Liquid Swords Boom Bap 1995
17
726
Run-D.M.C. Run-D.M.C. 1984
18
735
Ghostface Killah Supreme Clientele 2000
19
880
Vince Staples Summertime '06 2015
20
888
The Notorious B.I.G. Life After Death Gangsta Rap 1997
21
904
Ghostface Killah Fishscale 2006
22
929
LL Cool J Radio 1985
23
966
Clipse Hell Hath No Fury Gangsta Rap 2006
24
990
2Pac All Eyez on Me Gangsta Rap 1996
25
1016
Killer Mike R.A.P. Music 2012
26
1056
Danny Brown Atrocity Exhibition Experimental Hip Hop 2016
27
1076
Cypress Hill Cypress Hill Gangsta Rap 1991
28
1162
Boogie Down Productions By All Means Necessary Boom Bap, Conscious Hip Hop, Political Hip Hop 1988
29
1183
Raekwon Only Built 4 Cuban Linx... Pt II 2009
30
1223
Eric B. & Rakim Follow the Leader Boom Bap 1988
31
1254
Death Grips The Money Store Industrial Hip Hop 2012
32
1262
EPMD Strictly Business Boom Bap 1988
33
1281
Mobb Deep The Infamous... Gangsta Rap Boom Bap 1995
34
1304
Dr. Dre 2001 Gangsta Rap 1999
35
1359
Ice Cube AmeriKKKas Most Wanted Gangsta Rap Political Hip Hop 1990
36
1384
Cypress Hill Black Sunday Gangsta Rap 1993
37
1544
2Pac Me Against the World Gangsta Rap Conscious Hip Hop 1995
38
1547
Public Enemy Apocalypse '91 - The Enemy Strikes Black Conscious Hip Hop, Political Hip Hop 1991
39
1553
Ice Cube Death Certificate Gangsta Rap Political Hip Hop 1991
40
1608
Ice-T O.G. Original Gangster Gangsta Rap 1991
41
1721
Danny Brown Old 2013
42
1891
50 Cent Get Rich or Die Tryin' Gangsta Rap 2003
43
1908
Freddie Gibbs & Madlib Piņata Gangsta Rap 2014
44
1963
Slick Rick The Great Adventures of Slick Rick 1988
45
2161
Suprême NTM Paris sous les bombes Boom Bap, French Hip Hop 1995
46
2197
Drake If You're Reading This It's Too Late Trap Rap Pop Rap 2015
47
2298
Run the Jewels Run the Jewels 2013
48
2510
Run the Jewels Run the Jewels 3 2016
49
2521
Danny Brown XXX 2011
50
2586
Wu-Tang Clan Wu-Tang Forever 1997
51
2599
Ice Cube The Predator Gangsta Rap Political Hip Hop 1992
52
2607
Future DS2 Trap Rap Southern Hip Hop 2015
53
2669
Migos Culture Trap Rap Southern Hip Hop 2017
54
2733
Young Thug JEFFERY Trap Rap Southern Hip Hop 2016
55
2773
Run-D.M.C. King of Rock 1985
56
2835
LL Cool J BAD: Bigger and Deffer 1987
57
2890
Scarface The Fix Gangsta Rap 2002
58
2962
Clipse Lord Willin' Gangsta Rap 2002
59
2963
Big Daddy Kane Long Live the Kane Boom Bap 1988
60
2992
Ol' Dirty Bastard Return to the 36 Chambers: The Dirty Version 1995

Albums "bubbling under" the all-time top 3000:
Lil Wayne Tha Carter II Gangsta Rap 2005
Earl Sweatshirt I Don't Like Shit, I Don't Go Outside Abstract Hip Hop 2015
Ghostface Killah Ironman Boom Bap 1996
YG Still Brazy Gangsta Rap 2016
Gang Starr Daily Operation Boom Bap, Conscious Hip Hop 1992
ScHoolboy Q Blank Face LP Gangsta Rap 2016
Wu-Tang Clan The W Boom Bap 2000
YG My Krazy Life Gangsta Rap 2014
Ghostface Killah The Pretty Toney Album 2004
Dr. Dre Compton Gangsta Rap 2015
Jay-Z Vol. 2... Hard Knock Life 1998
Method Man Tical Boom Bap 1994
Jeru the Damaja The Sun Rises in the East Boom Bap, Conscious Hip Hop 1994
Pusha T My Name is My Name Gangsta Rap 2013
T.I. Trap Muzik Gangsta Rap Dirty South 2003
The Roots Illadelph Halflife Boom Bap 1996
The D.O.C. No One Can Do It Better 1989
T.I. King Gangsta Rap Dirty South 2006
The Game The Documentary Gangsta Rap 2005
Big Punisher Capital Punishment Gangsta Rap Boom Bap 1998
DMX It's Dark and Hell Is Hot 1998
Kool G Rap & DJ Polo Road to the Riches Boom Bap 1989
Pusha T King Push: Darkest Before Dawn - The Prelude Gangsta Rap Southern Hip Hop 2015
Black Moon Enta Da Stage Boom Bap 1993
Nas It Was Written Gangsta Rap Boom Bap 1996
Future HNDRXX Trap Rap Contemporary R&B, Pop Rap 2017
Future Honest Trap Rap Pop Rap 2014
Schoolly D Schoolly D Gangsta Rap 1986
Young Thug Barter 6 Trap Rap Southern Hip Hop 2015
Vince Staples Hell Can Wait EP Gangsta Rap 2014
Schoolboy Q Oxymoron Gangsta Rap 2014
Rae Sremmurd SremmLife Trap Rap Pop Rap, Southern Hip Hop 2015
DJ Drama & Lil Wayne Dedication 2: Gangsta Grillz Gangsta Rap 2006
Princess Nokia 1992/1992 Deluxe Trap Rap 2017
BADBADNOTGOOD & Ghostface Killah Sour Soul Jazz Rap 2015
Young Thug Beautiful Thugger Girls Trap Rap Contemporary R&B, Pop Rap 2017
Travis Scott Birds in the Trap Sing McKnight Trap Rap 2016
21 Savage & Metro Boomin Savage Mode Trap Rap Southern Hip Hop 2016
2 Chainz Pretty Girls Like Trap Music Trap Rap Southern Hip Hop 2017