Top Hip Hop Albums of 2008

A Listmania! list by Kevin Tic Robinson "PlayWitchaMama" (Soul Heaven)
The list author says: "2008 was a slow year for mainstream rap music but the undaground held it down...here's the best to me to drop in 2008!!!"
Nas
1.  Nas by Nas
The list author says:
  "Lyrical and deep..one of the top 5 of this year so far...
Lyrics= A
Production= B
Subjects= A-
Originality= B+
Entertainment= B"
$7.39   Used & New from: $0.99
4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (149 customer reviews) | 6 customer discussions

LAX
2.  LAX by The Game
The list author says:
  "The Game has been one of the most consistant new artist dropping dope albums. One of the top 5 so far....
Lyrics= A-
Production= B+
Subjects= B+
Originality= C+
Entertainment= B-"
$8.39   Used & New from: $1.60
4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (90 customer reviews) | 3 customer discussions

Grey Hairs
3.  Grey Hairs by Reks
The list author says:
  "This one surprised me and it will get you also. Real good production and Reks is a real decent rapper.
Lyrics= A
Production= B
Subjects= B
Originality= C+
Entertainment= B-"
$13.59   Used & New from: $4.77
4.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (14 customer reviews)

Raw Footage
4.  Raw Footage by Ice Cube
The list author says:
  "Mos def not his best but still a soild release...
Lyrics= B
Production= B
Subjects= B+
Originality= C+
Entertainment= B+"
$15.99   Used & New from: $1.99
4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (54 customer reviews) | 1 customer discussion

Paper Trail
5.  Paper Trail by T.I.
The list author says:
  "He's hungry again and seems to have actually put some thought behind his lyrics again.
Lyrics= B+
Production= A-
Subjects= B
Originality= C+
Entertainment= B+"
$11.68   Used & New from: $0.01
4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (132 customer reviews) | 4 customer discussions

I Pledge Allegiance to the Grind, Vol. 2
6.  I Pledge Allegiance to the Grind, Vol. 2 by Killer Mike
The list author says:
  "Killer Mike is one hell of a vicious mc and this shows a lot of his diversity.
Lyrics= B
Production= B-
Subjects= B+
Originality= C+
Entertainment= A"
$11.99   Used & New from: $4.90
4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (17 customer reviews)

3rd World
7.  3rd World by Immortal Technique
The list author says:
  "You want something more than "thug" talk? You want some brain food? Get this...
Lyrics= A-
Production= B-
Subjects= B+
Originality= B
Entertainment= B-"
$14.63   Used & New from: $3.33
4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (55 customer reviews) | 1 customer discussion

Rising Down
8.  Rising Down by The Roots
The list author says:
  "Real solid album..they stay consistant.
Lyrics= A-
Production= B+
Subjects= B+
Originality= B+
Entertainment= B"
$11.99   Used & New from: $0.24
4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (52 customer reviews) | 1 customer discussion

It Is What It Is
9.  It Is What It Is by ABN
The list author says:
  "Smooth on point collab album. I slept on this one hard.
Lyrics= B-
Production= B
Subjects= C+
Originality= C
Entertainment= B"
$15.99   Used & New from: $12.92
4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (21 customer reviews) | 1 customer discussion

Emeritus
10.  Emeritus by Scarface
The list author says:
  "Not the great album I wanted from him to "retire" with. But its still a good album.
Lyrics= B+
Production= B
Subjects= B
Originality= C
Entertainment= B"
Used & New from: $4.79
4.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (28 customer reviews)

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Detonate The Landmines
11.  Detonate The Landmines by Terrorists (Rap)
The list author says:
  "Southern political hip hop...Dope E brings his A-game lyrically and beat wise.
Lyrics= B-
Production= B-
Subjects= B
Originality= B
Entertainment= B"
Used & New from: $49.99
4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)

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Brokelore
12.  Brokelore by Grip Grand
The list author says:
  "Something honest and fresh to these ears. Do you need more faith in rap music? Check this out.
Lyrics= B
Production= B
Subjects= B
Originality= B-
Entertainment= B"
Used & New from: $1.22
4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)

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Acid Reflex
13.  Acid Reflex by Paris
The list author says:
  "Dang!! Paris is back hungry and hard as hell! Political rap at it's best.
Lyrics= B
Production= B+
Subjects= B
Originality= C
Entertainment= B"
$20.43   Used & New from: $8.07
4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)

Theater of the Mind
14.  Theater of the Mind by Ludacris
The list author says:
  "Luda may have finally delivered that album that may get classic status yrs from now.
Lyrics= B-
Production= B
Subjects= C+
Originality= B-
Entertainment= B"
$8.39   Used & New from: $0.01
4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (53 customer reviews) | 1 customer discussion

Humdinger
15.  Humdinger by Nappy Roots
The list author says:
  "This album finally grew on me. I had to include it.
Lyrics= B-
Production= C+
Subjects= B-
Originality= C+
Entertainment= B"
$8.19   Used & New from: $2.62
4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (14 customer reviews)

Blood Doctrine
16.  Blood Doctrine by K-Rino
The list author says:
  "Real solid showing from Rino, more political focused.
Lyrics= B+
Production= C
Subjects= B+
Originality= B-
Entertainment= C+"
$18.23   Used & New from: $9.99
4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)

Product Of The 80s
17.  Product Of The 80s by Prodigy
The list author says:
  "Hardcore gritty album! Prod back in form....
Lyrics= B-
Production= B+
Subjects= D
Originality= C-
Entertainment= B-"
$12.58   Used & New from: $5.23
4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (7 customer reviews)

The Renaissance
18.  The Renaissance by Q-Tip
The list author says:
  "Do you smell that breath of fresh air? Good album."
$7.39   Used & New from: $0.99
4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (100 customer reviews) | 2 customer discussions

Triple Darkness 1: Wreck Time
19.  Triple Darkness 1: Wreck Time by K-Rino
The list author says:
  "Vol.1 in the dope three Volume Triple Darkness series. Vol. 1 showcases all his different strengths.
Lyrics= B+
Production= D+
Subjects= A-
Originality= B+
Entertainment= C"
$18.67   Used & New from: $12.99
5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)

Then What Happened?
20.  Then What Happened? by J-Live
The list author says:
  "J-Live may be one of the most unheard of best rappers ever."
$12.99   Used & New from: $5.63
4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (7 customer reviews) | 1 customer discussion

Beautiful Minds
21.  Beautiful Minds by Killah Priest
The list author says:
  "Killah Priest is slowly killing your fav rapper with albums like this. Shouts to Kamachi also.
Lyrics= B+
Production= C+
Subjects= B
Originality= C+
Entertainment= C+"
$13.99   Used & New from: $4.85
4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)

Killer
22.  Killer by Tech N9ne
The list author says:
  "Decent album. Classic cover!
Lyrics= B-
Production= C+
Subjects= C+
Originality= B+
Entertainment= C+"
$15.99   Used & New from: $5.81
4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (28 customer reviews)

Triple Darkness 2: Lyrics
23.  Triple Darkness 2: Lyrics by K-Rino
The list author says:
  "Vol. 2 focuses on the lyrical side of Rino.
Lyrics= A
Production= D+
Subjects= B+
Originality= B
Entertainment= C"
$18.32
5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)

Absolute Value
24.  Absolute Value by Akrobatik
The list author says:
  "The east is still in the house...just need to look a little deeper.
Lyrics= B+
Production= C+
Subjects= B-
Originality= C
Entertainment= C"
$15.49   Used & New from: $0.01
4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (7 customer reviews)

Crazy Like a Foxxx
25.  Crazy Like a Foxxx by Bumpy Knuckles
The list author says:
  "This actually was suppose to drop in 1993 but since it was just released from being shelved now it counts for'08. It captures that boom bap NY sound from '93 well and Bumpy is hungry on that mic."
Used & New from: $99.98
4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)

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Exit 13
26.  Exit 13 by LL Cool J
The list author says:
  "Call it a comeback! Good album and a decent way to end your career on Def Jam.
Lyrics= B
Production= C+
Subjects= B-
Originality= C+
Entertainment= B+"
$7.99   Used & New from: $0.01
3.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (38 customer reviews)

Landing Gear
27.  Landing Gear by Devin The Dude
The list author says:
  "Nice post Rap-A-Lot debut album.
Lyrics= B-
Production= B
Subjects= B-
Originality= B-
Entertainment= B"
$15.99   Used & New from: $2.64
4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (14 customer reviews)

Pro Tools
28.  Pro Tools by Gza
The list author says:
  "The produciton stands out more than anything but Gza sounds just as good as usual."
$11.88   Used & New from: $1.36
4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (34 customer reviews)

Droppin Science Fiction
29.  Droppin Science Fiction by The Mighty Underdogs
The list author says:
  "Good album, some more fresh and uplifting rap music. Why can't we get some of this on the radio?"
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4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews) | 1 customer discussion

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Crack
30.  Crack by Z-Ro
The list author says:
  "the south has so much more to offer than that bull you hear on the radio.
Lyrics= C+
Production= C+
Subjects= C
Originality= C
Entertainment= C"
$14.99   Used & New from: $8.77
4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (14 customer reviews)

Definition of Real
31.  Definition of Real by Plies
The list author says:
  "Lyrics= B-
Production= C+
Subjects= C+
Originality= C-
Entertainment= C+"
$6.99   Used & New from: $0.44
3.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (44 customer reviews)

Smell My Finger
32.  Smell My Finger by Suga Free
The list author says:
  "I can dig 11 of the 17 trks. Decent album.
Lyrics= C+
Production= C+
Subjects= C-
Originality= B
Entertainment= B+"
Used & New from: $45.00
4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)

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Adventures in Emceein
33.  Adventures in Emceein by Krs-One
The list author says:
  "Whack album cover..lol. But the album is str8!! KRS is still one of the best period."
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4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (12 customer reviews)

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H.N.I.C., Pt. 2
34.  H.N.I.C., Pt. 2 by Prodigy
The list author says:
  "Jokers know they are about to go to jail and want to get hungry again huh? good album."
Used & New from: $3.50
4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (17 customer reviews) | 1 customer discussion

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Maximum Strength 2008
35.  Maximum Strength 2008 by Krs-One
The list author says:
  "Nice sneak up album. Worth a listen."
$14.99   Used & New from: $6.55
4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (9 customer reviews)

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