Tuesday, December 29, 2009

The Top 20 Hip Hop Albums of 2008

1. Nas - Untitled
2. Q-Tip - The Renaissance
3. eLZhi - The Preface
4. Black Milk - Tronic
5. Akrobatik - Absolute Value
6. T.I. - Paper Trail
7. The Roots - Rising Down
8. Lil Wayne - Tha Carter III
9. Kanye West - 808s & Heartbreak
10. Ice Cube - Raw Footage

11. C.R.A.C. - The Piece Talks
12. The Mighty Underdogs - Droppin' Science Fiction
13. The Game - L.A.X.
14. GZA - Pro Tools
15. DJ Muggs vs. Planet Asia - Pain Language
16. Atmosphere - When Life Gives You Lemons, You Paint That Shit Gold
17. eMC - The Show
18. Jake One - White Van Music
19. East Coast Avengers - Prison Planet
20. 7L & Esoteric - Esoteric vs. Japan (Pterodactyl Takes Japan)


  1. Surprised you put Kanye so high. Was a decent album though.

    Q-Tip at number one. Can still listen to it, which cant be said of Nas. Didnt hold my attention as much as expected.

    Untitled was good, hell I bought it, but it diidnt quite live up to the hype and had some suspect tracks on it. Chris Brown & Game?

    Renaissance was class throughout - lyrics and production.

    Untitled was important in its subject matter and intent, but it wasnt executed as well as it could have been.

    That said it was still a good album, and nobody else was even trying to do anything similar.

    Props to Nas & Tip for some genuine hip-hop.

    LAX was rubbish. Roots was nice.

  2. RE: Kanye - it was a weak year. I wasn't a huge fan of 808's, but I respect it for its honesty. CD + LR >>>>>>>>>> G + 808

  3. Tronic gets HEAVY play on my iPod to this day. Black Milk crafted a banger. Nice list, other than Yeezy being in the Top 10. I respect his creativity but that album doesn't have much replay value IMHO. I'd much rather listen to Jake Uno's :-D

  4. Really respectfull list, cant understand tho how game's lax could be be ahead of gza's pro tools - still one of my favourite wu albums in recent years. Also couldnt get into ice cubes raw footage, I had bigger expectations for a follow up from that classic 06' album laugh now cry later.

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