Top Boom Bap Albums





Rank All Time Artist Album Subgenre(s) Other Genre(s) Year
1
104
Wu-Tang Clan Enter the Wu-Tang (36 Chambers) Hardcore Hip Hop 1993
2
187
Nas Illmatic Hardcore Hip Hop 1994
3
252
The Notorious B.I.G. Ready to Die Gangsta Rap 1994
4
345
Eric B. & Rakim Paid in Full Hardcore Hip Hop 1987
5
626
Boogie Down Productions Criminal Minded 1987
6
649
A Tribe Called Quest Midnight Marauders Jazz Rap 1993
7
653
Raekwon Only Built 4 Cuban Linx... Gangsta Rap 1995
8
674
Jay-Z Reasonable Doubt 1996
9
695
Genius/GZA Liquid Swords Hardcore Hip Hop 1995
10
1162
Boogie Down Productions By All Means Necessary Conscious Hip Hop, Hardcore Hip Hop, Political Hip Hop 1988
11
1223
Eric B. & Rakim Follow the Leader Hardcore Hip Hop 1988
12
1262
EPMD Strictly Business Hardcore Hip Hop 1988
13
1281
Mobb Deep The Infamous... Gangsta Rap 1995
14
1320
Ultramagnetic MCs Critical Beatdown 1988
15
1338
The Pharcyde Bizarre Ride II The Pharcyde Jazz Rap 1992
16
1848
Gang Starr Moment of Truth 1998
17
1933
Black Star Mos Def & Talib Kweli Are Black Star Conscious Hip Hop 1998
18
2120
Pete Rock and C.L. Smooth Mecca and the Soul Brother Conscious Hip Hop, Jazz Rap 1992
19
2161
Suprême NTM Paris sous les bombes French Hip Hop, Hardcore Hip Hop 1995
20
2731
MC Solaar Qui sème le vent récolte le tempo Conscious Hip Hop, French Hip Hop, Jazz Rap 1991
21
2806
MC Solaar Prose combat Conscious Hip Hop, French Hip Hop, Jazz Rap 1994
22
2963
Big Daddy Kane Long Live the Kane Hardcore Hip Hop 1988

Albums "bubbling under" the all-time top 3000:
Ghostface Killah Ironman Hardcore Hip Hop 1996
Main Source Breaking Atoms Conscious Hip Hop 1991
Gang Starr Daily Operation Conscious Hip Hop, Hardcore Hip Hop 1992
Wu-Tang Clan The W Hardcore Hip Hop 2000
Common Sense Resurrection Conscious Hip Hop 1994
Method Man Tical Hardcore Hip Hop 1994
Prince Paul A Prince Among Thieves 1999
Jeru the Damaja The Sun Rises in the East Conscious Hip Hop, Hardcore Hip Hop 1994
Biz Markie Goin' Off 1988
The Roots Illadelph Halflife Hardcore Hip Hop 1996
KRS-One Return of the Boom Bap Conscious Hip Hop, Political Hip Hop 1993
Big Punisher Capital Punishment Gangsta Rap 1998
Souls of Mischief 93 'Til Infinity Jazz Rap 1993
Kool G Rap & DJ Polo Road to the Riches Hardcore Hip Hop 1989
Black Moon Enta Da Stage Hardcore Hip Hop 1993
Reflection Eternal Train of Thought Conscious Hip Hop 2000
Nas It Was Written Gangsta Rap 1996
Organized Konfusion Stress: The Extinction Agenda Conscious Hip Hop, Jazz Rap 1994
Organized Konfusion Organized Konfusion Jazz Rap 1991