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The Best Albums Of Hip Hop’s Best Ten Years: 1987 -1996

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Infographic: The Best Years In Hip Hop

1987

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  1. Eric B & Rakim – Paid In Full
  2. Boogie Down Productions – Criminal Minded
  3. Public Enemy – Yo! Bum Rush The Show
  4. LL Cool J – Bigger & Deffer
  5. Ice T – Rhyme Pays

Full Top 15 read HERE.

1988

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  1. Public Enemy – It Takes A Nation Of Millions To Hold Us Back
  2. Ultramagnetic MCs – Critical Beatdown
  3. Slick Rick – The Great Adventures Of…
  4. N.W.A – Straight Outta Compton
  5. Big Daddy Kane – Long Live The Kane

Full Top 30 read HERE

1989

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  1. De La Soul – 3 Feet High & Rising
  2. Beastie Boys – Paul’s Boutique
  3. The D.O.C. – No One Can Do It Better
  4. Kool G Rap & DJ Polo – Road To The Riches
  5. EPMD – Unfinished Business

Full Top 40 read HERE

1990

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  1. Public Enemy – Fear Of A Black Planet
  2. Ice Cube – AmeriKKKa’s Most Wanted
  3. A Tribe Called Quest – People’s Instinctive Travels…
  4. Paris – The Devil Made Me Do It
  5. Eric B & Rakim – Let The Rhythm Hit Em

Full Top 30 read HERE

1991

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  1. A Tribe Called Quest – The Low End Theory
  2. De La Soul – De La Soul Is Dead
  3. Ice T – O.G. Original Gangster
  4. Gang Starr – Step In The Arena
  5. Ice Cube – Death Certificate

Full Top 40 read HERE

1992

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  1. Pete Rock & CL Smooth – Mecca & The Soul Brother
  2. Dr Dre – The Chronic
  3. Showbiz & AG – Runaway Slave
  4. The Pharcyde – Bizarre Ride II The Pharcyde
  5. Diamond D – Stunts, Blunts & Hip Hop

Full Top 40 read HERE

1993

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  1. Wu Tang Clan – Enter The Wu Tang (36 Chambers)
  2. A Tribe Called Quest – Midnight Marauders
  3. De La Soul – Buhloone Mindstate
  4. Snoop Doggy Dogg – Doggy Style
  5. KRS One – Return Of The Boom Bap

Full Top 40 read HERE

1994

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  1. Nas – Illmatic
  2. The Notorious Big – Ready To Die
  3. OutKast – Southernplayalisticadillacmuzik
  4. O.C. – Word… Life
  5. Jeru The Damaja – The Sun Rises In The East

Full Top 40 read HERE

1995

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  1. Raekwon – Only Built 4 Cuban Linx…
  2. 2Pac – Me Against The World
  3. GZA – Liquid Swords
  4. Goodie Mob – Soul Food
  5. Mobb Deep – The Infamous

Full Top 40 read HERE

1996

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  1. De La Soul – Stakes Is High
  2. OutKast – ATLiens
  3. The Roots – Illadelph Halflife
  4. Makaveli – The Don Killuminati…
  5. Jay Z – Reasonable Doubt

Full Top 40 read HERE

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