10 Hip Hop Albums You Must Own


You Discover Music lists ten hip hop albums everyone should own: “By its very nature, a Top 10 list will exclude many classics that made their mark, but what follows is not prescriptive, just more albums to add to your wants list – if you’ve not heard them already. What it does assert, though, is that since it’s birth, almost four years ago, hip-hop remains one of the most inventive genres in music, and shows no sign of slowing down soon”

1. Public Enemy: It Takes A Nation Of Millions To Hold Us Back (1988)
2. Beastie Boys: Paul’s Boutique (1989)
3. Ice Cube: AmeriKKKa’s Most Wanted (1990)
4. Dr Dre: The Chronic (1992)
5. Wu-Tang Clan: Enter The Wu-Tang (36 Chambers) (1993)
6. Nas: Illmatic (1994)
7. OutKast: Aquemini (1998)
8. Eminem: The Marshall Mathers LP (2000)
9. Kanye West: Late Registration (2005)
10. Kendrick Lamar: To Pimp A Butterfly (2015)

The list is ordered by years (older to newest).