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Top 40 Hip Hop Albums 2008

top 40 hip hop albums 2008

2008 was the year of Lil Wayne’s Tha Carter III and Kanye West’s 808’s & Heartbreak, two albums that did well commercially and that received a lot of critical acclaim too. There were also enough critics who didn’t love these albums though, and here at HHGA we belong to that particular camp. Auto-tune is a no-go in any case as far we are concerned and Lil Wayne is automatically excluded from any list we make because for us he symbolizes everything that was wrong with mainstream rap after the turn of the millennium – call us biased, but there you go.

For this list, we have ranked OUR 40 favorite albums of the year (not included are EP’s, mixtapes or instrumental albums). What do YOU think?

Also read: Greatest Hip Hop Albums 1986 – 2018

1. Q-Tip – The Renaissance

hip hop 2008

Rating: 9.5/10

2. Doomtree – Doomtree

best hip hop 2008

Rating: 9/10

3. Elzhi – The Preface

best hip hop 2008

Rating: 9/10

4. Ill Bill – The Hour Of Reprisal

best hip hop 2008

Rating: 8.5/10

5. The Roots – Rising Down

hip hop 2008

Rating: 8.5/10

6. Immortal Technique – 3rd World

hip hop 2008

Rating: 8.5/10

7. J Live – Then What Happened?

hip hop 2008

Rating: 8/10

8. eMC – The Show

hip hop 2008

Rating: 7.5/10

9. Nas – Untitled

hip hop 2008

Rating: 7.5/10

10. Jake One – White Van Music

2008 hip hop

Rating: 7.5/10

11. Black Milk – Tronic

hip hop 2008

Rating: 7.5/10

12. Mike Mictlan & Lazerbeak – Hand Over Fist

Rating: 7.5/10

13. Atmosphere – When Life Gives You Lemons, You Paint That Sh** Gold

Rating: 7.5/10

14. East Coast Avengers – Prison Planet

Rating: 7.5/10

15. Pacewon & Mr. Green – The Only Color That Matters Is Green

Rating: 7.5/10

16. Grip Grand – Brokelore

Rating: 7.5/10

 

17. People Under the Stairs – Fun DMC

hip hop 2008

Rating: 7/10

18. Johnson & Jonson – Johnson & Jonson

Rating: 7/10

19. Skillz – The Million Dollar Backpack

Rating: 7/10

20. Murs – Murs For President

Rating: 7/10

21. Invincible – Shapeshifters

Rating: 7/10

22. Raashan Ahmad – The Push

Rating: 7/10

23. Akrobatik – Absolute Value

Rating: 7/10

24. Reks – Grey Hairs

Rating: 7/10

25. Paris – Acid Reflex

Rating: 7/10

26. DJ Muggs & Planet Asia – Pain Language

Rating: 7/10

27. Torae – Daily Conversation

Rating: 7/10

28. Large Pro – Main Source

Rating: 7/10

29. Guilty Simpson – Ode To The Ghetto

Rating: 7/10

30. Ugly Duckling – Audacity

Rating: 7/10

31. Dagha – The Divorce

Rating: 7/10

32. Scarface – Emeritus

Rating: 6.5/10

33. Nappy Roots – The Humdinger

hip hop 2008

Rating: 6.5/10

34. Ice Cube – Raw Footage

hip hop 2008

Rating: 6.5/10

35. Killer Mike – I Pledge Allegiance To The Grind II

2008 hip hop

Rating: 6.5/10

36. Murs & 9th Wonder – Sweet Lord

Rating: 6.5/10

37. Bun B – II Trill

Rating: 6.5/10

38. Jedi Mind Tricks – A History Of Violence

Rating: 6.5/10

39. AZ - Undeniable

Rating: 6.5/10

40. 9th Wonder & Buckshot – Tha Formula

Rating: 6.5/10

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