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1996: The Best Rap Albums

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Atliens
Atliens
"There aren't too many Outkast albums that aren't considered classics.  This album is number two behind "Aquemini".  This was back when you used to get excited about and inspired by hip hop."
The Score
The Score
"When I heard the 1st single from this album, I dropped everything and headed for Sam Goody without clocking out.  Yeah, I got fired, but this album was well worth it.  It's a classic."
7 Day Theory
7 Day Theory
"Before he dropped this classic in September of '96.........."
All Eyez on ME
All Eyez on ME
"............he dropped this one  in February of '96."
Illadelph Halflife
Illadelph Halflife
"Pac wasn't the only one dropping classics in '96 though.  This is their best album."
Reasonable Doubt [Explicit]
Reasonable Doubt [Explicit]
"The initial offering from one of the greatest."
Soul on Ice
Soul on Ice
"True lyricism at it's best.  This album is the biggest classic to ever get slept on."
Ridin Dirty
Ridin Dirty
"More classic material in '96.  Maybe '96 was as good a year as '94.....okay, maybe not.  But it was close with albums like these coming out."
Stakes Is High
Stakes Is High
"De La reaches their peak here.  Their next two albums were hot too, but not like this one."
Hell on Earth
Hell on Earth
"Mobb's third release wasn't as tight as the second, but it was still one of '96's best releases."
Resurrection
Resurrection
"The original Geto Boys came back with a vengance in '96.  I wasn't feelin' Big Mike anyway."
Ironman
Ironman
"Wu Tang spawned another hot joint in '96 too.  It's just short of classic, but it's still fire."
Legal Drug Money
Legal Drug Money
"Their best album.  There wasn't a living soul that wasn't jumping to one of their tracks in '96.  Just short of classic."
Tha Hall of Game
Tha Hall of Game
"E 40 delivers another bangin' LP."
Muddy Waters
Muddy Waters
"Red at his peak.  All his later albums would be hot, but he'd never top this."
Here to Save You All
Here to Save You All
"The best album that nobody bought in '96.  Period."
Beats Rhymes & Life
Beats Rhymes & Life
"After buying their best album (Midnight Marauders) in '94 and waiting two years, I was very disappointed in this album.  Now that I look back, this album was actually pretty damn good."
The Coming
The Coming
"This album was so tight.  It seems like the more time goes on, the weaker Busta gets.  This album brings back memories."
At the Speed of Life
At the Speed of Life
"Xzibit's debut was heavily slept on.  But it was most definitely hot."
It Was Written
It Was Written
"It's not "Illmatic"....but what is?  You can see the attempts at pop success beginning here."
Wrath Of The Math
Wrath Of The Math
"Jeru followed up his first release with more science."
Shocker
Shocker
"As hard as they come.  No Limit gained even more momentum with this release."
Nocturnal [Explicit]
Nocturnal [Explicit]
"I always thought this album was fire.  It was also underrated."
The Villain in Black
The Villain in Black
"Believe it or not, this album was better than "Shock Of The Hour"."
Until the Day
Until the Day
"Since she's from my hometown (Washington D.C.), I had to show some love."