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100 essential Rap albums by cdandlp (source)

Wu-Tang Clan Enter the Wu-Tang 36 Chambers

Wu-Tang Clan

Enter the Wu-Tang 36 Chambers (1993)


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The Notorious B.I.G. Ready to Die

The Notorious B.I.G.

Ready to Die (1994)


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Public Enemy It Takes a Nation of Millions to Hold Us Back

Public Enemy

It Takes a Nation of Millions to Hold Us Back (1988)


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Eric B. & Rakim Paid In Full

Eric B. & Rakim

Paid In Full (1987)


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Dr. Dre The Chronic

Dr. Dre

The Chronic (1992)


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GZA/Genius Liquid Swords

GZA/Genius

Liquid Swords (1995)


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N.W.A Straight Outta Compton

N.W.A

Straight Outta Compton (1988)


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A Tribe Called Quest The Low End Theory

A Tribe Called Quest

The Low End Theory (1991)


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De La Soul 3 Feet High and Rising

De La Soul

3 Feet High and Rising (1989)


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Ice Cube AmeriKKKa's Most Wanted

Ice Cube

AmeriKKKa's Most Wanted (1990)


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Jeru the Damaja The Sun Rises in the East

Jeru the Damaja

The Sun Rises in the East (1994)


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Boogie Down Productions By All Means Necessary

Boogie Down Productions

By All Means Necessary (1988)


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Kool G Rap & DJ Polo Road to the Riches

Kool G Rap & DJ Polo

Road to the Riches (1989)


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Jay-Z Reasonable Doubt

Jay-Z

Reasonable Doubt (1996)


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Boogie Down Productions Criminal Minded

Boogie Down Productions

Criminal Minded (1987)


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Main Source Breaking Atoms

Main Source

Breaking Atoms (1991)


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The Pharcyde Bizarre Ride II The Pharcyde

The Pharcyde

Bizarre Ride II The Pharcyde (1992)


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Snoop Dogg Doggystyle

Snoop Dogg

Doggystyle (1993)


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Run-D.M.C. Raising Hell

Run-D.M.C.

Raising Hell (1986)


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A Tribe Called Quest Midnight Marauders

A Tribe Called Quest

Midnight Marauders (1993)


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Raekwon Only Built 4 Cuban Linx...

Raekwon

Only Built 4 Cuban Linx... (1995)


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EPMD Strictly Business

EPMD

Strictly Business (1988)


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Black Star Mos Def & Talib Kweli Are Black Star

Black Star

Mos Def & Talib Kweli Are Black Star (1998)


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Mobb Deep The Infamous

Mobb Deep

The Infamous (1995)


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Ultramagnetic MC's Critical Beatdown

Ultramagnetic MC's

Critical Beatdown (1988)


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Beastie Boys Paul's Boutique

Beastie Boys

Paul's Boutique (1989)


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DJ Shadow Endtroducing.....

DJ Shadow

Endtroducing..... (1996)


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2Pac Me Against the World

2Pac

Me Against the World (1995)


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Pete Rock & C.L. Smooth Mecca and the Soul Brother

Pete Rock & C.L. Smooth

Mecca and the Soul Brother (1992)


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Public Enemy Fear of a Black Planet

Public Enemy

Fear of a Black Planet (1990)


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The D.O.C. No One Can Do It Better

The D.O.C.

No One Can Do It Better (1989)


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Black Moon Enta da Stage

Black Moon

Enta da Stage (1993)


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Big L Lifestylez ov da Poor & Dangerous

Big L

Lifestylez ov da Poor & Dangerous (1995)


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Ghostface Killah Ironman

Ghostface Killah

Ironman (1996)


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Deltron 3030 Deltron 3030

Deltron 3030

Deltron 3030 (2000)


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Reflection Eternal Train of Thought

Reflection Eternal

Train of Thought (2000)


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Kanye West The College Dropout

Kanye West

The College Dropout (2004)


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Lauryn Hill The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill

Lauryn Hill

The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill (1998)


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The Roots Illadelph Halflife

The Roots

Illadelph Halflife (1996)


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Brand Nubian One for All

Brand Nubian

One for All (1990)


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Slick Rick The Great Adventures of Slick Rick

Slick Rick

The Great Adventures of Slick Rick (1988)


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Ice Cube Death Certificate

Ice Cube

Death Certificate (1991)


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Gang Starr Hard to Earn

Gang Starr

Hard to Earn (1994)


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Big Daddy Kane Long Live the Kane

Big Daddy Kane

Long Live the Kane (1988)


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Jay-Z The Blueprint

Jay-Z

The Blueprint (2001)


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Jeru the Damaja Wrath of the Math

Jeru the Damaja

Wrath of the Math (1996)


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Mos Def Black on Both Sides

Mos Def

Black on Both Sides (1999)


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Redman Whut? Thee Album

Redman

Whut? Thee Album (1992)


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Dead Prez Lets Get Free

Dead Prez

Lets Get Free (2000)


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Common Resurrection

Common

Resurrection (1994)


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Beastie Boys Check Your Head

Beastie Boys

Check Your Head (1992)


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Organized Konfusion Stress: The Extinction Agenda

Organized Konfusion

Stress: The Extinction Agenda (1994)


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2Pac All Eyez on Me

2Pac

All Eyez on Me (1996)


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Masta Ace Disposable Arts

Masta Ace

Disposable Arts (2001)


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Big Pun Capital Punishment

Big Pun

Capital Punishment (1998)


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Black Sheep A Wolf in Sheep's Clothing

Black Sheep

A Wolf in Sheep's Clothing (1991)


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Dr. Octagon Dr. Octagonecologyst

Dr. Octagon

Dr. Octagonecologyst (1996)


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Kool G Rap & DJ Polo Wanted: Dead or Alive

Kool G Rap & DJ Polo

Wanted: Dead or Alive (1990)


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The Roots Things Fall Apart

The Roots

Things Fall Apart (1999)


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Company Flow Funcrusher Plus

Company Flow

Funcrusher Plus (1997)


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De La Soul De La Soul Is Dead

De La Soul

De La Soul Is Dead (1991)


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Masta Ace A Long Hot Summer

Masta Ace

A Long Hot Summer (2004)


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Geto Boys Grip It! On That Other Level

Geto Boys

Grip It! On That Other Level (1989)


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The Disposable Heroes of Hiphoprisy Hypocrisy Is the Greatest Luxury

The Disposable Heroes of Hiphoprisy

Hypocrisy Is the Greatest Luxury (1992)


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Gang Starr Daily Operation

Gang Starr

Daily Operation (1992)


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Run-D.M.C. Run-D.M.C.

Run-D.M.C.

Run-D.M.C. (1984)


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Pete Rock & C.L. Smooth The Main Ingredient

Pete Rock & C.L. Smooth

The Main Ingredient (1994)


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Jungle Brothers Done by the Forces of Nature

Jungle Brothers

Done by the Forces of Nature (1989)


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KRS-One Return of the Boom Bap

KRS-One

Return of the Boom Bap (1993)


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Showbiz & A.G. Runaway Slave

Showbiz & A.G.

Runaway Slave (1992)


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Nas The Lost Tapes

Nas

The Lost Tapes (2002)


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Ghostface Killah Supreme Clientele

Ghostface Killah

Supreme Clientele (2000)


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Kool G Rap & DJ Polo Live and Let Die

Kool G Rap & DJ Polo

Live and Let Die (1992)


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Ras Kass Soul on Ice

Ras Kass

Soul on Ice (1996)


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Scarface Mr. Scarface Is Back

Scarface

Mr. Scarface Is Back (1991)


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Souls of Mischief 93 'Til Infinity

Souls of Mischief

93 'Til Infinity (1993)


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Eminem The Slim Shady LP

Eminem

The Slim Shady LP (1999)


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Masta Ace Take a Look Around

Masta Ace

Take a Look Around (1990)


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The Roots Do You Want More?!!!??!

The Roots

Do You Want More?!!!??! (1995)


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Smif-n-Wessun Dah Shinin'

Smif-n-Wessun

Dah Shinin' (1995)


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CunninLynguists A Piece of Strange

CunninLynguists

A Piece of Strange (2005)


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Eric B. & Rakim Let the Rhythm Hit 'Em

Eric B. & Rakim

Let the Rhythm Hit 'Em (1990)


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Immortal Technique Revolutionary Vol. 2

Immortal Technique

Revolutionary Vol. 2 (2003)


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Viktor Vaughn Vaudeville Villain

Viktor Vaughn

Vaudeville Villain (2003)


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Public Enemy Apocalypse 91...The Enemy Strikes Black

Public Enemy

Apocalypse 91...The Enemy Strikes Black (1991)


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X Clan To the East  Blackwards

X Clan

To the East Blackwards (1990)


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Jay-Z The Black Album

Jay-Z

The Black Album (2003)


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Eric B. & Rakim Follow the Leader

Eric B. & Rakim

Follow the Leader (1988)


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Madvillain Madvillainy

Madvillain

Madvillainy (2004)


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Kanye West Late Registration

Kanye West

Late Registration (2005)


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Digable Planets Reachin'A New Refutation of Time and Space

Digable Planets

Reachin'A New Refutation of Time and Space (1993)


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Common Like Water for Chocolate

Common

Like Water for Chocolate (2000)


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