Top 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, Hardcore Hip Hop, Political Hip Hop 1988
2
62
Kanye West My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy Pop Rap 2010
3
74
De La Soul 3 Feet High and Rising Conscious Hip Hop 1989
4
76
DJ Shadow Endtroducing..... Experimental Hip Hop, Instrumental Hip Hop Plunderphonics 1996
5
103
Beastie Boys Paul's Boutique 1989
6
104
Wu-Tang Clan Enter the Wu-Tang (36 Chambers) Boom Bap, Hardcore Hip Hop 1993
7
107
N.W.A Straight Outta Compton Gangsta Rap 1988
8
121
OutKast Stankonia 2000
9
127
Dr. Dre The Chronic G-Funk, Gangsta Rap 1992
10
128
Public Enemy Fear of a Black Planet Conscious Hip Hop, Political Hip Hop 1990
11
135
Kendrick Lamar To Pimp a Butterfly Conscious Hip Hop, Jazz Rap 2015
12
136
Jay-Z The Blueprint 2001
13
141
Kendrick Lamar good kid, m.A.A.d. city Conscious Hip Hop 2012
14
173
Eminem The Marshall Mathers LP Hardcore Hip Hop 2000
15
188
Nas Illmatic Boom Bap, Hardcore Hip Hop 1994
16
193
Beastie Boys Licensed to Ill 1986
17
209
Kanye West The College Dropout 2004
18
210
A Tribe Called Quest The Low End Theory Conscious Hip Hop, Jazz Rap 1991
19
230
Run-D.M.C. Raising Hell Hardcore Hip Hop 1986
20
237
The Streets Original Pirate Material UK Hip Hop UK Garage 2002
21
254
The Notorious B.I.G. Ready to Die Boom Bap, Gangsta Rap 1994
22
273
Beastie Boys Ill Communication 1994
23
283
OutKast Speakerboxxx / The Love Below Pop Rap Pop 2003
24
311
Fugees The Score Conscious Hip Hop 1996
25
312
Run the Jewels Run the Jewels 2 Hardcore Hip Hop 2014
26
320
M.I.A. Arular UK Hip Hop Electropop 2005
27
329
Dizzee Rascal Boy in da Corner UK Hip Hop Grime 2003
28
333
Kanye West Yeezus Experimental Hip Hop 2013
29
347
Eric B. & Rakim Paid in Full Boom Bap, Hardcore Hip Hop 1987
30
356
Eminem The Slim Shady LP Hardcore Hip Hop 1999
31
377
Kanye West Late Registration 2005
32
383
Beastie Boys Check Your Head 1992
33
396
Madvillain Madvillainy Abstract Hip Hop 2004
34
413
OutKast Aquemini Conscious Hip Hop 1998
35
507
Missy Misdemeanor Elliott Supa Dupa Fly Pop Rap 1997
36
541
Snoop Doggy Dogg Doggystyle G-Funk, Gangsta Rap 1993
37
583
The Streets A Grand Don't Come for Free UK Hip Hop 2004
38
595
A Tribe Called Quest We Got It from Here... Thank You 4 Your Service Conscious Hip Hop, Jazz Rap 2016
39
600
Jay-Z The Black Album 2003
40
606
J Dilla [Jay Dee] Donuts Instrumental Hip Hop 2006
41
627
Boogie Down Productions Criminal Minded Boom Bap 1987
42
641
Raekwon Only Built 4 Cuban Linx... Boom Bap, Gangsta Rap 1995
43
648
A Tribe Called Quest Midnight Marauders Boom Bap, Jazz Rap 1993
44
661
The Roots Things Fall Apart Conscious Hip Hop 1999
45
670
Chance the Rapper Coloring Book Conscious Hip Hop, Pop Rap 2016
46
687
Jay-Z Reasonable Doubt Boom Bap 1996
47
691
Public Enemy Yo! Bum Rush the Show Conscious Hip Hop, Hardcore Hip Hop 1987
48
699
Genius/GZA Liquid Swords Boom Bap, Hardcore Hip Hop 1995
49
707
Ghostface Killah Supreme Clientele Hardcore Hip Hop 2000
50
724
Run-D.M.C. Run-D.M.C. Hardcore Hip Hop 1984
51
739
Gnarls Barkley St. Elsewhere Experimental Hip Hop Neo-Soul 2006
52
755
Jay Z & Kanye West Watch the Throne 2011
53
805
Kanye West The Life of Pablo Pop Rap 2016
54
820
Vince Staples Summertime '06 Hardcore Hip Hop 2015
55
823
Mos Def Black on Both Sides Conscious Hip Hop 1999
56
828
Big Boi Sir Lucious Left Foot: The Son of Chico Dusty 2010
57
835
Missy Elliott Miss E... So Addictive Pop Rap 2001
58
839
Drake Take Care Pop Rap Contemporary R&B 2011
59
861
Ghostface Killah Fishscale Hardcore Hip Hop 2006
60
890
The Notorious B.I.G. Life After Death Gangsta Rap 1997
61
897
A Tribe Called Quest People's Instinctive Travels and the Paths of Rhythm Jazz Rap 1990
62
900
Cannibal Ox The Cold Vein Abstract Hip Hop 2001
63
913
Kanye West Graduation Pop Rap 2007
64
933
Killer Mike R.A.P. Music Hardcore Hip Hop 2012
65
939
Clipse Hell Hath No Fury Gangsta Rap 2006
66
941
Lil Wayne Tha Carter III 2008
67
942
LL Cool J Radio Hardcore Hip Hop 1985
68
960
Arrested Development 3 Years, 5 Months and 2 Days in the Life of... 1992
69
965
2Pac All Eyez on Me Gangsta Rap 1996
70
967
Danny Brown Atrocity Exhibition Experimental Hip Hop, Hardcore Hip Hop 2016
71
985
Danger Mouse The Grey Album Mashup 2004
72
1004
De La Soul De La Soul Is Dead Conscious Hip Hop 1991
73
1023
Shabazz Palaces Black Up Abstract Hip Hop, Experimental Hip Hop 2011
74
1050
Grandmaster Flash and The Furious Five The Message Disco Rap 1982
75
1067
Cypress Hill Cypress Hill Gangsta Rap 1991
76
1120
Death Grips The Money Store Hardcore Hip Hop, Industrial Hip Hop 2012
77
1134
Raekwon Only Built 4 Cuban Linx... Pt II Hardcore Hip Hop 2009
78
1144
Boogie Down Productions By All Means Necessary Boom Bap, Conscious Hip Hop, Hardcore Hip Hop, Political Hip Hop 1988
79
1178
Jungle Brothers Done by the Forces of Nature Conscious Hip Hop 1989
80
1190
LL Cool J Mama Said Knock You Out 1990
81
1213
Eric B. & Rakim Follow the Leader Boom Bap, Hardcore Hip Hop 1988
82
1229
Mobb Deep The Infamous... Boom Bap, Gangsta Rap 1995
83
1233
EPMD Strictly Business Boom Bap, Hardcore Hip Hop 1988
84
1243
The Roots Phrenology Experimental Hip Hop 2002
85
1271
Dr. Dre 2001 Gangsta Rap 1999
86
1293
Ultramagnetic MCs Critical Beatdown Boom Bap 1988
87
1322
Ice Cube AmeriKKKas Most Wanted Gangsta Rap, Political Hip Hop 1990
88
1324
The Pharcyde Bizarre Ride II The Pharcyde Boom Bap, Jazz Rap 1992
89
1341
Beastie Boys Hello Nasty 1998
90
1353
Chance the Rapper Acid Rap 2013
91
1393
Cypress Hill Black Sunday Gangsta Rap 1993
92
1426
Missy Elliott Under Construction Pop Rap 2002
93
1441
Neneh Cherry Raw Like Sushi Pop Rap 1989
94
1484
Gang Starr Step in the Arena Jazz Rap 1991
95
1505
Public Enemy Apocalypse '91 - The Enemy Strikes Black Conscious Hip Hop, Hardcore Hip Hop, Political Hip Hop 1991
96
1531
Ice Cube Death Certificate Gangsta Rap, Political Hip Hop 1991
97
1535
Dr. Octagon Dr. Octagonecologyst Abstract Hip Hop 1996
98
1543
2Pac Me Against the World Conscious Hip Hop, Gangsta Rap 1995
99
1560
Common Like Water for Chocolate Conscious Hip Hop 2000
100
1585
Eminem The Eminem Show 2002
101
1593
Ice-T O.G. Original Gangster Gangsta Rap 1991
102
1607
Danny Brown Old Hardcore Hip Hop 2013
103
1616
The Disposable Heroes of Hiphoprisy Hypocrisy Is the Greatest Luxury Conscious Hip Hop, Political Hip Hop 1992
104
1679
DJ Shadow The Private Press Experimental Hip Hop, Instrumental Hip Hop Plunderphonics 2002
105
1773
Kendrick Lamar untitled unmastered. Conscious Hip Hop, Jazz Rap 2016
106
1803
Freddie Gibbs & Madlib Piņata Gangsta Rap 2014
107
1823
Common Be Conscious Hip Hop 2005
108
1830
Gang Starr Moment of Truth Boom Bap 1998
109
1860
50 Cent Get Rich or Die Tryin' Gangsta Rap 2003
110
1900
MF Doom Operation: Doomsday Abstract Hip Hop 1999
111
1909
Mos Def The Ecstatic 2009
112
1911
Jungle Brothers Straight out the Jungle Conscious Hip Hop 1988
113
1912
The Roots How I Got Over Conscious Hip Hop 2010
114
1913
Black Star Mos Def & Talib Kweli Are Black Star Boom Bap, Conscious Hip Hop 1998
115
1973
Slick Rick The Great Adventures of Slick Rick Hardcore Hip Hop 1988
116
2006
Shabazz Palaces Lese Majesty Abstract Hip Hop, Experimental Hip Hop 2014
117
2007
El-P Cancer 4 Cure Abstract Hip Hop, Experimental Hip Hop 2012
118
2027
Skepta Konnichiwa UK Hip Hop Grime 2016
119
2048
Pete Rock and C.L. Smooth Mecca and the Soul Brother Boom Bap, Conscious Hip Hop, Jazz Rap 1992
120
2054
Earl Sweatshirt Doris 2013
121
2100
OutKast ATLiens 1996
122
2117
Drake If You're Reading This It's Too Late Pop Rap, Trap Rap 2015
123
2134
Kate Tempest Let Them Eat Chaos Conscious Hip Hop, Political Hip Hop, UK Hip Hop 2016
124
2169
Suprême NTM Paris sous les bombes Boom Bap, French Hip Hop, Hardcore Hip Hop 1995
125
2209
Run the Jewels Run the Jewels Hardcore Hip Hop 2013
126
2255
Donnie Trumpet & The Social Experiment Surf Pop Rap Neo-Soul 2015
127
2272
Company Flow Funcrusher Plus Abstract Hip Hop, Experimental Hip Hop 1997
128
2308
Wyclef Jean The Carnival Pop Rap 1997
129
2348
Danny Brown XXX Hardcore Hip Hop 2011
130
2389
cLOUDDEAD cLOUDDEAD Abstract Hip Hop, Experimental Hip Hop 2001
131
2402
Queen Latifah All Hail the Queen Pop Rap 1989
132
2438
Q-Tip The Renaissance Conscious Hip Hop 2008
133
2451
El-P Fantastic Damage Abstract Hip Hop, Experimental Hip Hop 2002
134
2480
Drake Thank Me Later Conscious Hip Hop, Pop Rap 2010
135
2487
Future DS2 Southern Hip Hop, Trap Rap 2015
136
2489
Blackalicious Blazing Arrow Conscious Hip Hop 2002
137
2575
Wu-Tang Clan Wu-Tang Forever Hardcore Hip Hop 1997
138
2605
Ice Cube The Predator Gangsta Rap, Political Hip Hop 1992
139
2625
Young Thug JEFFERY Southern Hip Hop, Trap Rap 2016
140
2637
Tricky Pre-Millennium Tension Experimental Hip Hop Trip Hop 1996
141
2683
Jamie T Panic Prevention Indie Pop 2007
142
2714
MC Solaar Qui sème le vent récolte le tempo Boom Bap, Conscious Hip Hop, French Hip Hop, Jazz Rap 1991
143
2721
Drake Nothing Was the Same Pop Rap Contemporary R&B 2013
144
2730
MC Solaar Prose combat Boom Bap, Conscious Hip Hop, French Hip Hop, Jazz Rap 1994
145
2734
OutKast Southernplayalisticadillacmuzik 1994
146
2766
Run-D.M.C. King of Rock Hardcore Hip Hop 1985
147
2804
The Roots Do You Want More?!!!??! Jazz Rap 1995
148
2805
Scarface The Fix Gangsta Rap 2002
149
2806
LL Cool J BAD: Bigger and Deffer Hardcore Hip Hop 1987
150
2865
Clipse Lord Willin' Gangsta Rap 2002
151
2884
Prefuse 73 One Word Extinguisher Experimental Hip Hop Glitch Hop 2003
152
2900
Lil Wayne Tha Carter II Gangsta Rap 2005
153
2901
Big Daddy Kane Long Live the Kane Boom Bap, Hardcore Hip Hop 1988
154
2915
Earl Sweatshirt I Don't Like Shit, I Don't Go Outside Abstract Hip Hop, Hardcore Hip Hop 2015
155
2924
Digital Underground Sex Packets Pop Rap 1990
156
2935
The Roots Game Theory 2006
157
2936
Ol' Dirty Bastard Return to the 36 Chambers: The Dirty Version Hardcore Hip Hop 1995
158
2940
Edan Beauty and the Beat Abstract Hip Hop, Experimental Hip Hop 2005
159
2949
Roots Manuva Run Come Save Me UK Hip Hop 2001

Albums "bubbling under" the all-time top 3000:
The Roots Undun Conscious Hip Hop 2011
De La Soul Buhloone Mind State Conscious Hip Hop, Jazz Rap 1993
Lil Wayne Da Drought 3 2007
Ghostface Killah Ironman Boom Bap, Hardcore Hip Hop 1996
P.M. Dawn Of the Heart, of the Soul and of the Cross: The Utopian Experience Conscious Hip Hop, Pop Rap 1991
Guru Jazzmatazz Jazz Rap 1993
Gang Starr Daily Operation Boom Bap, Conscious Hip Hop, Hardcore Hip Hop 1992
Handsome Boy Modeling School So... How's Your Girl? 1999
Jurassic 5 Quality Control 2000
Tricky Nearly God Experimental Hip Hop Trip Hop 1996
Wu-Tang Clan The W Boom Bap, Hardcore Hip Hop 2000
Lupe Fiasco Lupe Fiasco's Food & Liquor Conscious Hip Hop 2006
YG My Krazy Life Gangsta Rap 2014
YG Still Brazy Gangsta Rap 2016
Main Source Breaking Atoms Boom Bap, Conscious Hip Hop 1991
Ghostface Killah The Pretty Toney Album Hardcore Hip Hop 2004
ScHoolboy Q Blank Face LP Gangsta Rap 2016
Ol' Dirty Bastard N***a Please 1999
Common Sense Resurrection Boom Bap, Conscious Hip Hop 1994
Dr. Dre Compton Gangsta Rap 2015
Young Fathers Dead Abstract Hip Hop, Experimental Hip Hop, UK Hip Hop 2014
Prince Paul A Prince Among Thieves Boom Bap 1999
Sly and Robbie Rhythm Killers Ragga, Synth Funk 1987
Method Man Tical Boom Bap, Hardcore Hip Hop 1994
Jay-Z The Blueprint 3 2009
Azealia Banks Broke With Expensive Taste Hip House 2014
Brand Nubian One for All Conscious Hip Hop 1990
Jay-Z Vol. 2... Hard Knock Life Hardcore Hip Hop 1998
Salt 'n' Pepa Hot, Cool & Vicious Pop Rap 1986
Kate Tempest Everybody Down UK Hip Hop 2014
Viktor Vaughn Vaudeville Villain Abstract Hip Hop 2003
Kendrick Lamar Section.80 Conscious Hip Hop 2011
Jurassic 5 EP/LP/CD Jazz Rap 1997
M.I.A. Matangi UK Hip Hop Electropop 2013
Jeru the Damaja The Sun Rises in the East Boom Bap, Conscious Hip Hop, Hardcore Hip Hop 1994
Bubba Sparxxx Deliverance 2003
RJD2 Deadringer Instrumental Hip Hop 2002
Dizzee Rascal Showtime UK Hip Hop Grime 2004
Stereo MC's Supernatural UK Hip Hop 1990
El-P I'll Sleep When You're Dead Abstract Hip Hop, Experimental Hip Hop 2007
Jurassic 5 Power in Numbers 2002
T.I. Trap Muzik Dirty South, Gangsta Rap 2003
Pusha T My Name is My Name Gangsta Rap 2013
Biz Markie Goin' Off Boom Bap 1988
Ms. Dynamite A Little Deeper UK Hip Hop Contemporary R&B, Neo-Soul 2002
Mala Rodríguez Lujo ibérico 2000
Common Black America Again Conscious Hip Hop 2016
Warren G Regulate... G Funk Era G-Funk 1994
Nas Life Is Good Conscious Hip Hop 2012
Noname Telefone Conscious Hip Hop, Jazz Rap 2016
Son of Bazerk Bazerk Bazerk Bazerk 1991
Clams Casino Instrumentals Cloud Rap, Instrumental Hip Hop 2011
Lil' Kim Hard Core 1996
The Roots Illadelph Halflife Boom Bap, Hardcore Hip Hop 1996
Digable Planets Reachin' (A New Refutation of Time and Space) Jazz Rap 1993
Drake Views Pop Rap Contemporary R&B 2016
Goodie Mob Soul Food Conscious Hip Hop, Political Hip Hop 1995
KRS-One Return of the Boom Bap Boom Bap, Conscious Hip Hop, Political Hip Hop 1993
Deltron 3030 Deltron 3030 Experimental Hip Hop 2000
Kamaiyah A Good Night in the Ghetto 2016
T.I. King Dirty South, Gangsta Rap 2006
The D.O.C. No One Can Do It Better Hardcore Hip Hop 1989
Quasimoto The Unseen Abstract Hip Hop, Experimental Hip Hop, Jazz Rap 2000
Jay-Z American Gangster 2007
The Game The Documentary Gangsta Rap 2005
DangerDoom The Mouse and the Mask Abstract Hip Hop 2005
Isaiah Rashad The Sun's Tirade Conscious Hip Hop, Southern Hip Hop 2016
Big Punisher Capital Punishment Boom Bap, Gangsta Rap 1998
Missy Elliott Da Real World Pop Rap 1999
Beastie Boys Hot Sauce Committee Part Two 2011
Dream Warriors And Now the Legacy Begins Jazz Rap 1991
Spearhead Home Conscious Hip Hop 1994
A$AP Rocky Long.Live.A$AP 2013
Common Electric Circus Conscious Hip Hop, Experimental Hip Hop 2002
Souls of Mischief 93 'Til Infinity Boom Bap, Jazz Rap 1993
Cee-Lo Cee-Lo Green Is the Soul Machine 2004
DMX It's Dark and Hell Is Hot Hardcore Hip Hop 1998
Kool G Rap & DJ Polo Road to the Riches Boom Bap, Hardcore Hip Hop 1989
A$AP Rocky At.Long.Last.A$AP 2015
The Streets The Hardest Way to Make an Easy Living UK Hip Hop 2006
Slum Village Fantastic Vol. 2 2000
Spank Rock YOYOYOYOYO 2006
Missy Elliott This Is Not a Test! Pop Rap 2003
P.M. Dawn The Bliss Album...? Conscious Hip Hop, Pop Rap Contemporary R&B 1993
Reflection Eternal Train of Thought Boom Bap, Conscious Hip Hop 2000
Babyfather BBF Hosted by DJ Escrow Experimental Hip Hop 2016
Blackalicious Nia Conscious Hip Hop 1999
Nelly Country Grammar Pop Rap 2000
Black Moon Enta Da Stage Boom Bap, Hardcore Hip Hop 1993
Pusha T King Push: Darkest Before Dawn - The Prelude Gangsta Rap, Southern Hip Hop 2015
Future Honest Pop Rap, Trap Rap 2014
Nas It Was Written Boom Bap, Gangsta Rap 1996
Kevin Gates Islah Pop Rap, Southern Hip Hop 2016
Clipping CLPPNG Industrial Hip Hop 2014
Young Thug Barter 6 Southern Hip Hop, Trap Rap 2015
Common One Day It'll All Make Sense Conscious Hip Hop 1997
Vince Staples Hell Can Wait EP Gangsta Rap 2014
Organized Konfusion Stress: The Extinction Agenda Boom Bap, Conscious Hip Hop, Jazz Rap 1994
Isaiah Rashad Cilvia Demo Southern Hip Hop 2014
The Coup Party Music Conscious Hip Hop, Political Hip Hop 2001
Schoolly D Schoolly D Gangsta Rap 1986
Subtle For Hero: For Fool Abstract Hip Hop, Experimental Hip Hop 2006
Schoolboy Q Oxymoron Gangsta Rap 2014
De La Soul And the Anonymous Nobody Conscious Hip Hop 2016
The Goats Tricks of the Shade Conscious Hip Hop, Political Hip Hop 1992
Dizzee Rascal Maths + English UK Hip Hop 2007
Death Grips Bottomless Pit Abstract Hip Hop, Industrial Hip Hop 2016
Rae Sremmurd SremmLife Pop Rap, Southern Hip Hop, Trap Rap 2015
DJ Drama & Lil Wayne Dedication 2: Gangsta Grillz Gangsta Rap 2006
Organized Konfusion Organized Konfusion Boom Bap, Jazz Rap 1991
Roots Manuva Brand New Second Hand UK Hip Hop 1999
Kano Made in the Manor UK Hip Hop Grime 2016
The Coup Pick a Bigger Weapon Conscious Hip Hop, Political Hip Hop 2006
BADBADNOTGOOD & Ghostface Killah Sour Soul Hardcore Hip Hop, Jazz Rap 2015
Travis Scott Birds in the Trap Sing McKnight Trap Rap 2016
Little Simz A Curious Tale of Trials + Persons UK Hip Hop 2015
J Dilla The Shining 2006
Ka The Night's Gambit 2013
21 Savage & Metro Boomin Savage Mode Southern Hip Hop, Trap Rap 2016
Cee-Lo Cee-Lo Green and His Perfect Imperfections 2002
Nelly Nellyville Pop Rap 2002
Roots Manuva Awfully Deep UK Hip Hop 2005
Buck 65 This Right Here Is Buck 65 2005
Plan B Who Needs Actions When You Got Words UK Hip Hop 2006
OutKast Idlewild Film Soundtrack 2006
Sway This Is My Demo UK Hip Hop 2006
Sage Francis A Healthy Distrust Conscious Hip Hop 2005
Quasimoto The Further Adventures of Lord Quas Abstract Hip Hop, Jazz Rap 2005