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The Message - Grandmaster Flash & The Furious Five

10/82

Run D.M.C. - Run D.M.C.

3/27/84

King of Rock - Run-D.M.C.

1/21/85

Radio - LL Cool J

11/18/85

Raising Hell - Run-D.M.C.

5/5/86

Licensed to Ill - Beastie Boys

11/15/86

Hot, Cool, and Vicious - Salt 'n’ Pepa

12/8/86

Criminal Minded - Boogie Down Productions

3/3/87

Paid in Full - Eric B. & Rakim

7/7/87

Born to Mack - Too $hort

7/20/87

Goin' Off - Biz Markie

2/23/88

By All Means Necessary - Boogie Down Productions

5/31/88

Strictly Business - EPMD

6/7/88

Long Live the Kane - Big Daddy Kane

6/21/88

It Takes a Nation of Millions to Hold Us Back - Public Enemy

6/28/88

Follow the Leader - Eric B. & Rakim

8/4/88

Straight Outta Compton - N.W.A

8/8/88

Power - Ice T

9/13/88

Lyte as a Rock - MC Lyte

9/17/88

Critical Beatdown - Ultramagnetic MCs

10/4/88

Straight out of the Jungle - Jungle Brothers

11/8/88

Road to the Riches - Kool G Rap & DJ Polo

3/14/89

No One Can Do It Better - The D.O.C.

6/16/89

Unfinished Business - EPMD

7/25/89

Paul's Boutique - Beastie Boys

7/25/89

All Hail the Queen - Queen Latifah

11/1/89

Fear of a Black Planet - Public Enemy

3/20/90

People's Instinctive Travels and the Paths of Rhythm - A Tribe Called Quest

4/17/90

AmeriKKKa's Most Wanted - Ice Cube

5/16/90

Mama Said Knock You Out - LL Cool J

8/27/90

One for All - Brand Nubian

12/4/90

Step in the Arena - Gang Starr

1/15/91

De La Soul Is Dead - De La Soul

5/13/91

O.G. Original Gangster - Ice T

5/14/91

We Can't Be Stopped - Geto Boys

7/1/91

Breaking Atoms - Main Source

7/23/91

Cypress Hill - Cypress Hill

8/13/91

The Low End Theory - A Tribe Called Quest

9/24/91

To Whom It May Concern - Freestyle Fellowship

10/5/91

I Wish My Brother George Was Here - Del the Funky Homosapien

10/22/91

Death Certificate - Ice Cube

10/29/91

Daily Operation - Gang Starr

5/5/92

Mecca and the Soul Brother - Pete Rock & CL Smooth

6/9/92

What's the 411? - Mary J. Blige

7/28/92

Whut? Thee Album - Redman

9/22/92

Stunts, Blunts, and Hip-Hop - Diamond D

9/22/92

Bizarre Ride II: The Pharcyde - The Pharcyde

11/24/92

The Chronic - Dr. Dre

12/15/92

Enta da Stage - Black Moon

10/19/93

Enter the Wu-Tang (36 Chambers) - Wu-Tang Clan

11/9/93

Midnight Marauders - A Tribe Called Quest

11/9/93

Doggystyle - Snoop Doggy Dogg

11/23/93

Hard to Earn - Gang Starr

3/8/94

Illmatic - Nas

4/19/94

Southernplayalisticadillacmuzik - OutKast

4/26/94

The Sun Rises in the East - Jeru the Damaja

5/24/94

Stress: The Extinction Agenda - Organized Konfusion

8/16/94

Ready to Die - The Notorious B.I.G.

9/13/94

Genocide and Juice - The Coup

10/13/94

The Diary - Scarface

10/18/94

Between a Rock and a Hard Place - The Artifacts

10/25/94

Resurrection - Common

10/25/94

CrazySexyCool - TLC

11/15/94

Do You Want More?!!!??! - The Roots

1/17/95

Me Against the World - 2Pac

3/14/95

The Infamous - Mobb Deep

4/25/95

Only Built 4 Cuban Linx... - Raekwon

8/1/95

Doe or Die - AZ

10/10/95

KRS-One - KRS-One

10/10/95

Liquid Swords - GZA/Genius

11/7/95

The Score - Fugees

2/13/96

All Eyez on Me - 2Pac

2/13/96

Reasonable Doubt - Jay-Z

6/25/96

It Was Written - Nas

7/2/96

Ridin' Dirty - UGK

7/30/96

ATLiens - OutKast

8/27/96

Illadelph Halflife - The Roots

9/24/96

The Don Killuminati: The 7 Day Theory - Makaveli

10/5/96

Ironman - Ghostface Killah

10/29/96

Endtroducing..... - DJ Shadow

11/19/96

Baduizm - Erykah Badu

2/11/97

Life After Death - The Notorious B.I.G.

3/25/97

The Carnival - Wyclef Jean

6/24/97

Supa Dupa Fly - Missy Elliott

7/15/97

When Disaster Strikes... - Busta Rhymes

9/16/97

Capital Punishment - Big Punisher

4/28/98

It's Dark and Hell Is Hot - DMX

5/12/98

Mos Def & Talib Kweli Are Black Star - Black Star

8/18/98

The Miseducation of Lauryn HIll - Lauryn HIll

8/25/98

40 Dayz and 40 Nightz - Xzibit

8/25/98

Aquemini - OutKast

9/29/98

400 Degreez - Juvenile

11/3/98

Things Fall Apart - The Roots

2/23/99

The Slim Shady LP - Eminem

2/23/99

Operation Doomsday - MF Doom

4/20/99

Black on Both Sides - Mos Def

10/12/99

Internal Affairs - Pharoahe Monch

10/19/99

2001 - Dr. Dre

11/16/99

Let's Get Free - Dead Prez

3/14/00

The Marshall Mathers LP - Eminem

5/23/00

Fantastic, Vol. 2 - Slum Village

6/13/00

Train of Thought - Reflection Eternal

10/17/00

Stankonia - OutKast

10/31/00

Cuts for Luck and Scars for Freedom - Mystic

6/19/01

The Blueprint - Jay-Z

9/11/01

Stillmatic - Nas

12/18/01

The Fix - Scarface

8/6/02

The College Dropout - Kanye West

2/10/04

Madvillainy - Madvillain

3/23/04

Late Registration - Kanye West

8/30/05