Best Hip-Hop and Rap Albums of All Time

I collected 12 lists of Best Hip-Hop and Rap Albums from various sources on the Internet and combined them into one meta-list.  Here are the results – every album on at least two of the original source lists.  For a list of the Best Hip-Hop and Rap songs of all time, go here.

On 10 lists
Wu-Tang ClanEnter the Wu-Tang (36 Chambers) (1993)
NasIllmatic (1994)

9 lists 
Public EnemyIt Takes a Nation of Millions to Hold Us Back (1988)
The Notorious B.I.G.Ready To Die (1994)

8
N.W.A.Straight Outta Compton (1988)
Dr. DreThe Chronic (1992)

7
Eric B. & RakimPaid in Full (1987)
EminemThe Marshall Mathers LP (2000)

6
Beastie BoysPaul’s Boutique (1989)
A Tribe Called QuestThe Low End Theory (1991)
Snoop Doggy Dogg (now Snoop Dogg) – Doggystyle (1993)
Jay ZReasonable Doubt (1996)
2PacAll Eyez On Me (1996)

5
Run-D.M.C.Raising Hell (1986)
RaekwonOnly Built 4 Cuban Linx… (1995)
GZALiquid Swords (1995)
MadvillainMadvillainy (2004)
Kanye WestThe College Dropout (2004)

4
De La Soul3 Feet High and Rising (1989)
Ice CubeAmeriKKKa’s Most Wanted (1990)
Cypress HillCypress Hill (1991)
A Tribe Called QuestMidnight Marauders (1993)
2PacMe Against the World (1995)
FugeesThe Score (1996)
OutkastAquemini (1998)
EminemThe Slim Shady LP (1999)
Jay ZThe Blueprint (2001)
50 CentGet Rich or Die Tryin’ (2003)
Kendrick Lamargood kid, m.A.A.d city (2012)

3
Boogie Down ProductionsCriminal Minded (1987)
EPMDStrictly Business (1988)
Queen LatifahAll Hail the Queen (1989)
Public EnemyFear of a Black Planet (1990)
De La SoulDe La Soul is Dead (1991)
Gang StarrStep in the Arena (1991)
PharcydeBizarre Ride II the Pharcyde (1992)
Redman Whut? Thee Album (1992)
Common Sense (now Common) – Resurrection (1994)
Mobb DeepThe Infamous (1995)
Beastie BoysLicensed to Ill (1996)
OutkastATLiens (1996)
Lauryn HillThe Miseducation of Lauryn Hill (1998)
Big PunCapital Punishment (1998)
OutkastStankonia (2000)
ScarfaceThe Fix (2002)
OutkastSpeakerboxx/The Love Below (2003)
CommonBe (2005)
Lil WayneTha Carter III (2008)
DrakeTake Care (2011)
Kendrick LamarTo Pimp a Butterfly (2015)

2
Run-D.M.C.Run-D.M.C. (1984)
LL Cool JRadio (1985)
Big Daddy KaneLong Live the Kane (1988)
Ultramagnetic MCsCritical Beatdown (1988)
MC LyteLyte as a Rock (1988)
Jungle BrothersStraight Out of the Jungle (1988)
Biz MarkieGoin’ Off (1988)
Brand NubianOne For All (1990)
Digital UndergroundSex Packets (1990)
A Tribe Called QuestPeople’s Instinctive Travels and the Paths of Rhythm (1990)
Main SourceBreaking Atoms (1991)
Ice CubeDeath Certificate (1991)
Souls of Mischief93 ‘til Infinity (1993)
Organized KonfusionStress: The Extinction Agenda (1994)
AZDoe or Die (1995)
DJ ShadowEndtroducing… (1996)
Dr. OctagonDr. Octagonecologyst (1996)
The Notorious B.I.G.Life After Death (1997)
DMX It’s Dark & Hell is Hot (1998)
Black StarMos Def & Talib Kweli Are Black Star (1998)
Mos DefBlack on Both Sides (1999)
The RootsThings Fall Apart (1999)
Dr. Dre2001 (1999)
Dead PrezLet’s Get Free (2000)
NasStillmatic (2001)
EminemThe Eminem Show (2002)
Jay-ZThe Black Album (2003)
Lupe FiascoFood & Liquor (2006)
T.I.Paper Trail (2008)