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1994: The Best Rap Albums

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Illmatic
Illmatic
"Nas owned '94.  The top 3 on this list are all interchangable though.  Any one of them could easily be #1."
Ready to Die
Ready to Die
"Instant classic.  'Nuff said."
Resurrection
Resurrection
"Common's best album.  This album blows his first one out of the water.  More classic material in '94."
Southernplayalisticadillacmuzik
Southernplayalisticadillacmuzik
"The classic debut.  You'll see the word "Classic" get used a lot when describing hip hop in '94.  They put Atlanta on the hip hop map."
The Diary
The Diary
"You can't really talk about '94 without mentioning this classic."
Riders of the Storm: The Underwater Album
Riders of the Storm: The Underwater Album
"This one gets my Best Album You Never Heard Of award for '94."
Word...Life
Word...Life
"Classic material.  It's a shame that this album doesn't get the fame that Illmatic and Ready To Die get.  It's definitely deserving of the props."
Breaking Combs
Breaking Combs
"You wanna talk about obscure classic?  How many of my real heads own THIS album?  Nothin' but phatness here."
Hard To Earn [Explicit]
Hard To Earn [Explicit]
"I know I'm using this word a lot, but this album really is a classic."
Stress: Extinction Agenda
Stress: Extinction Agenda
"Another classic.  I told you '94 was the best year in hip hop."
Creepin' on Ah Come Up
Creepin' on Ah Come Up
"The classic debut EP.  They dropped the classic full lentgh LP the next year."
The Sun Rises In The
The Sun Rises In The
"When the east is in the house, oh my god.  Pure dopeness.  More classic material."
Main Ingredient
Main Ingredient
"The sad thing is that we'd never hear from them as a unit ever again.  Damn, this album was dope."
Regulate . . . G Funk Era
Regulate . . . G Funk Era
"The west coast managed a few classics.  This album was fire from start to finish.  Another classic."
No Pressure
No Pressure
"One of the great producers in this hip hop thing.  This is the only Erick Sermon LP that's a must have, but his 2nd lp was dope too."
Dare Iz A Dark Side
Dare Iz A Dark Side
"Red's best album after he switched his style up.  He'd go on to drop a few more bangers aftert his one too.  The east coast owned hip hop in '94"
Uncle Sam's Curse
Uncle Sam's Curse
"Another classic.  If you weren't feeling this, then you weren't into hip hop."
Thug Life: Vol. 1
Thug Life: Vol. 1
"Another west coast classic in a year that was dominated by east coast hits."
Genocide & Juice
Genocide & Juice
"So many jewels on this album.  Too bad label issues kept their hands tied for a while.  This album is classic too."
Between a Rock & A Hard Place
Between a Rock & A Hard Place
"Remember when you used to get excited about and inspired by hip hop?  They just don't make acts like this anymore.  What a classic."
Tical
Tical
"If Meth dropped the same trash then that he does now, he wouldn't have stood a chance in '94.  That stuff people accept as hip hop now is pure garbage and this proves it.  A classic debut from Meth."
Constipated Monkey
Constipated Monkey
"Underrated, dope album from Kurious.  I loved the video for "Uptown Sh**". If you don't have this, don't feel too bad, most people ignored this when it dropped."
6 Feet Deep
6 Feet Deep
"Prince Paul and The RZA.....'nuff said.  Go get it."
The Most Beautifullest Thing In The World
The Most Beautifullest Thing In The World
"The most beautifullest album he ever made.  Just short of classic."
Funkdafied
Funkdafied
"Another classic debut.  She'll never come close to this album again."
We Come Strapped
We Come Strapped
"The west coast tried, but they couldn't keep up.  Albums like this were just as hot as anything on the east though."
Blunted on Reality
Blunted on Reality
"A nice release from a hungry trio reppin' Newark, NJ.  Who knew?"
Things in Tha Hood
Things in Tha Hood
"MC Eiht's production was butter at the time anyway.  Add two of Flint, MI's finest and you have an instant classic."
Fear Itself
Fear Itself
"The most underrated of the Heiro crew (well, maybe that title should go to Extra Prolific) drops a westside bomb."