Best Hip Hop Albums 1994

By brydesantis brydesantis
updated about 1 year ago

It's hard to pick between 1993 & 1994 as my favorite year of hip hop. Again like 1993 there are many albums I am almost ashamed to have ranked down in the 30's and 40's that I still listen to regularly today.

Also my lists and rankings are based on albums as a complete body of work. Some albums have some great individual tracks but as a whole fall a little flat. I think Method Man's Tical is a great example of this.

  1. Nas - Illmatic

    Best hip hop album ever arguably..for me it's just edged by The Infamous because frankly it is just shorter

  2. The Notorious B.I.G.* - Ready To Die

    Biggie's masterpiece. It is a shame Biggie passed so early in his career. Life After Death was a good album but this one is really all we have to show his true greatness.

  3. OutKast - Southernplayalisticadillacmuzik

    I credit this album to the real start of hip hop power shifting down south. At times I call it may favorite Outkast album but I think it is just edged by Aquemini. Unfortunately for hip hop fans with the shift down south, a lot of the stuff released after this is just watered down rap imo. Nobody comes close to Outkast.

  4. O.C. - Word...Life

    OC is probably the most underrated MC ever. He is still putting out high quality hip hop today. This is his best work until Trophies which came out 20 years later, which also shows his longetivity in the game.

  5. Gravediggaz - 6 Feet Deep

    This is RZA's best work ever hands down. Poetic really shined on this album as well with his unique voice and unorthodox flow. Unfortunately he passed away just a few years after this release from colon cancer, as well as RZA and Prince Paul left, so this is truly the only complete album we have from a promising group.