People Under The Stairs — The Next Step 1998 210. An album that established Hip Hop as a musical genre that was there to stay. Bizarre and humorous lyrics delivered in that typical crazy Redman flow — Muddy Waters is an album that is not to be missed. The album that put Houston Hip Hop on the map. The Beatnuts — Street Level 1994 162. Kool Moe Dee — How Ya Like Me Know 1987 283. Real and raw, Soul Food has that genre-bending musicality reminiscent of OutKast with true lyrical depth.
Top tracks: Burn HollyWood Burn Fight The Power Welcome To The Terrordome 911 Is A Joke 20. Sum Shit I Wrote Resurrection Book of Life 76. Above The Law — Livin Like Hustlers 1990 115. Ice T — 7th Deadly Sin 1999 232. Scarface — The World Is Yours 1993 300. Top tracks: All That I Got Is You Daytona 500 Winter Warz Iron Maiden 98. Clever lyrics and smooth and warm music — this album is nothing short of perfect.
Schoolly D — Schoolly D 1986 118. After the utter brilliance that were and it was always going to be hard to come with a follow-up. Smif N Wessun — Dah Shinin 1995 111. Spice 1 — 187 He Wrote 1993 247. Lakim Shabazz — Pure Righteousness 1988 271. Maybe due to bad promotion by O.
Top tracks: Funky Technician Back To Back Rhyming I Keep The Crowd Listening Slave To My Soundwave 97. Overall may lack the special spark of its two predecessors, but there are enough strokes of brilliance here as well. Maybe because of the epicness of their first two albums, this one is often overlooked in best Hip Hop album lists. Top tracks: Check The Rhime Verses From The Abstract Butter Scenario 5. The Coup — Steal This Album 1998 181.
Naughty By Nature — Ninety Naughty Three 1993 299. Cee-Lo, T-Mo, Big Gipp, and Khujo dropped a real gem with this album. That says enough about the overall excellence of their work. Top tracks: The Main Ingredient I Get Physical Carmel City All The Places 68. Top tracks: To Live And Die In L.
Jeru The Damaja — Wrath Of The Math 1996 189. Expectations were high for his full-length debut album and boy did he deliver with. Top tracks: Shook Ones Survival Of The Fittest Drink Away The Pain Eye For An Eye Your Beef Is Mines 41. Two words that describe the work of. The album flew well under the mainstream radar but was quickly recognized as a classic by true heads. Top tracks: Ego Trippin Pt 2 I Am I Be Breakadawn Area 64.
A timeless musical masterpiece, tasteful and irresistible. Few groups in Hip Hop, if any, can boast both the longevity and consistency De La Soul has shown over the years. A young and hungry, insanely talented emcee comes together with some of the finest producers in the game, who all bring their best work. Top tracks: The Message I Gave You Power Take It In Blood If I Ruled The World 46. Going for a more commercial-friendly sound here and there, and trying out the mafioso subgenre on some tracks, It Was Written just feels a little less tight and coherent than Illmatic did.
Top tracks: 6 N The Morning Pain Squeeze The Trigger Rhyme Pays 66. The beats on this joint are flawless start to finish, no need to skip tracks on this album. It should not be though. Ice T — Home Invasion 1993 253. A great prelude to even greater things to come. Top tracks: Scarface Groove This Is A Test The Hate That Hate Made The Devil Made Me Do It 75. Fat Booty Brooklyn Hip Hop 52.
Me And My Girlfriend Hail Mary Hold Ya Head 51. Method Man — Tical 1994 176. Del — I Wish My Brother George Was Here 1991 194. Ice Cube — The Predator 1992 152. Positive K — The Skills Dat Pay The Bills 1992 262. A little less consistent than N.