The Best Hip Hop Albums of All Time

Sometimes music is all you need for a great evening. Some tracks even become an inspiration for creators. Spike Lee filmed a classic hip hop movie Do The Right Thing. And NetEnt released a Guns N’Roses slot played numerous times with a TonyBet Bonus. Looking for your own inspiration? Then listen to songs from these 4 albums.

The Notorious B.I.G. “Ready to Die”

In 1994, the relatively unknown artist from Brooklyn released perhaps one of the greatest debut albums of all time.

Ready to Die is, for the most part, an autobiographical account of Biggie’s life. The album tells the tale of a hard life in the ghetto, selling drugs, crime and love stories. Thanks to this album, the capital of hip-hop is back on the East Coast.

Rolling Stone magazine ranked it 134th on their list of the five hundred greatest albums of all time.

2Pac “All Eyez on Me”

The album was released in 1996 at the height of the East vs West confrontation. The album intertwines gangster reality with philosophical reflections.

This album greatly influenced rap music as a whole and defined the development of the genre for years to come. By June 1998, the record had gone nine times platinum. Critics and rap music fans agree on one thing: it is one of the best albums of the genre.

Nas “Illmatic”

According to many critics it is considered the best rap album of all time. Released in 1994. On Illmatic, twenty-year-old Nas showed a realistic picture of life in the ghetto. The release was praised for its honesty in lyrics and negative attitude towards violence and crime in poor neighborhoods.

Nas showed his vision of hip-hop, which was not based on profit or the desire of the masses. But this album didn’t get real recognition right away.

Kendrick Lamar “Good Kid, M.A.A.D City”

Though it wasn’t Kendrick’s first release that earned the attention of the masses, it was “good kid, m.A.A.d city” that was the final stepping stone for Lamar’s entry into the “big league.”