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Top 40 Hip Hop Albums 2004

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The best-selling album of 2004 was Eminem’s Encore. Best-selling doesn’t mean best though – there were dozens of albums better than Encore in 2004, which was a pretty good year for Hip Hop overall. This is HHGA’s list with our 40 favorite Hip Hop albums of 2004. Agree? Disagree? Discuss!

Also read: Greatest Hip Hop Albums 1986 – 2018

1. Madvillain – Madvillainy

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Rating: 10/10

2. Masta Ace – A Long Hot Summer

Masta Ace – A Long Hot Summer

Rating: 8.5/10

3. De La Soul – The Grind Date

De La Soul – The Grind Date

Rating: 8.5/10

4. Kanye West – The College Dropout

Kanye West – The College Dropout

Rating: 8.5/10

5. Eyedea & Abilities – E&A

Eyedea & Abilities – E&A

Rating: 8/10

6. Edo. G feat. Pete Rock – My Own Worst Enemy

Edo. G feat. Pete Rock – My Own Worst Enemy

Rating: 8/10

7. Haiku D’Etat – Coup De Theatre

Haiku D’Etat – Coup De Theatre

Rating: 8/10

8. Murs & 9th Wonder – Murs 3:16: The 9th Edition

Murs & 9th Wonder – Murs 3:16: The 9th Edition

Rating: 8/10

9. Foreign Exchange – Connected

Foreign Exchange – Connected

Rating: 8/10

10. Time Machine – Slow Your Roll

Rating: 8/10

11. Shock G – Fear Of A Mixed Planet

Shock G – Fear Of A Mixed Planet

Rating: 8/10

12. Masta Killa – No Said Date

Masta Killa – No Said Date

Rating: 7.5/10

13. MF DOOM – Mm.. Food

MF DOOM – Mm.. Food

Rating: 7.5/10

14. R.A. the Rugged Man – Die, Rugged Man, Die

R.A. the Rugged Man – Die, Rugged Man, Die

Rating: 7.5/10

15. Braille – Shades Of Grey

Braille – Shades Of Grey

Rating: 7.5/10

16. Blue Scholars – Blue Scholars

Rating: 7.5/10

17. Insight – The Blast Radius

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Rating: 7.5/10

18. Typical Cats – Civil Service

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Rating: 7.5/10

19. Ghostface Killah – The Pretty Tony Album

Ghostface Killah – The Pretty Tony Album

Rating: 7.5/10

20. Talib Kweli – The Beautiful Struggle

Talib Kweli – The Beautiful Struggle

Rating: 7.5/10

21. Brother Ali – Champion

Brother Ali – Champion EP

Rating: 7.5/10

22. Oh No – The Disrupt

Oh No – The Disrupt

Rating: 7/10

23. Royce Da 5’9″ – Death Is Certain

Royce Da 5’9″ – Death Is Certain

Rating: 7/10

24. Nas – Street’s Disciple

Nas "Street's Disciple" (2004)

Rating: 7/10

25. The U.N. – UN Or U Out

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Rating: 7/10

26. Illogic – Celestial Clockwork

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Rating: 7/10

27. Ill Bill – What’s Wrong With Bill?

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Rating: 7/10

28. The Roots – The Tipping Point

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Rating: 7/10

29. Leak Bros. – Waterworld

Leak Bros. – Waterworld

Rating: 7/10

30. Beastie Boys – To The 5 Boroughs

Beastie Boys – To The 5 Boroughs

Rating: 7/10

31. Micranots – The Emperor & The Assassin

Micranots – The Emperor & The Assassin

Rating: 7/10

32. Billy Woods – The Chalice

Billy Woods – The Chalice

Rating: 7/10

33. Non Phixion – The Green CD

Non Phixion – The Green CD

Rating: 7/10

34. P.O.S – Ipecac Neat

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Rating: 7/10

35. Jean Grae – This Week

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Rating: 6.5/10

36. Slum Village – Detroit Deli (A Taste of Detroit)

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Rating: 6.5/10

37. Jedi Mind Tricks – Legacy Of Blood

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Rating: 6.5/10

38. Declaime – Conversations With Dudley

Rating: 6.5

39. P*rn Theatre Ushers – Taxachusetts

Rating: 6.5/10

40. 7L & Esoteric – DC2: Bars of Death

Rating: 6.5/10

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