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20 Best Hip-Hop Albums Of The 80's

The Fabulous Jackie Fargo
The list author says: "*NOTE*
Only One Album Per Artist"
It Takes A Nation
It Takes A Nation
"One of the best albums of all time."
Straight Outta Compton
Straight Outta Compton
"West coast and gangsta rap classic."
Raising Hell
Raising Hell
"Most influential rap group of all time."
Great Adventures Of Slick Rick
Great Adventures Of Slick Rick
"This has one of the most memorable singles of all-time "A Children's Story""
Hot, Cool & Vicious
Hot, Cool & Vicious
"The greatest female hip-hop group of all-time."
Eazy-Duz-It W/5150 Ep [Explicit]
Eazy-Duz-It W/5150 Ep [Explicit]
"NWA member's classic solo album."
Paid In Full [Expanded Edition]
Paid In Full [Expanded Edition]
"Rakim is one of the most acclaimed MC's of all-time."
3 Feet High & Rising
3 Feet High & Rising
"Introduction to native tongue style rap."
All Hail the Queen
All Hail the Queen
"Queen Latifah's best album."
It's a Big Daddy Thing
It's a Big Daddy Thing
"Big Daddy Kane's classic sophomore album."
Licensed To Ill
Licensed To Ill
"The first top ten charting rap album."
Strictly Business
Strictly Business
"Introduction of influential Long Island duo."
He's the DJ I'm the Rapper
He's the DJ I'm the Rapper
"Breakthrough sophomore album from Philly duo."
No One Can Do It Better
No One Can Do It Better
"Dr.Dre produced classic."
As Nasty As They Wanna Be
As Nasty As They Wanna Be
"A controversal classic."
Lyte As a Rock
Lyte As a Rock
"Classic debut from Brooklyn female MC."
Living Large
Living Large
"A fun hip-hop debut from Mt. Vernon group."
In Control 1
In Control 1
"Contains classic posse cut "The Symphony""
Goin Off
Goin Off
"A Marley Marl produced classic."
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