Without question hip hop is and has been a part of my life for some time. From the 1980s to the present day, the music and culture consume me unlike anything else on earth. Listed below are some of my favorite hip hop albums.

1 By All Means Necessary

Boogie Down Productions

2 King Of Rock

Run-DMC

3 It Takes A Nation Of Millions To Hold Us Back

Public Enemy

4 Hot, Cool & Vicious

Salt-N-Pepa

5 Paid In Full

Eric B & Rakim

6 Eyes On This

MC Lyte

7 All Hail The Queen

Queen Latifah

8 He’s The DJ, I’m The Rapper

DJ Jazzy Jeff & The Fresh Prince

9 How Ya Like Me Now

Kool Moe Dee

10 Straight Outta Compton

N.W.A

11 AmeriKKKa’s Most Wanted

Ice Cube

12 The Chronic

Dr. Dre

13 Life Is Too Short

Too Short

14 Raising Hell

Run-DMC

15 Midnight Marauders

A Tribe Called Quest

16 Three Feet High And Rising

Del La Soul

17 All Eyez On Me

2Pac

18 Doggy Style

Snoop Dogg

19 The Marshall Mathers LP

Eminem

20 Power

Ice T