Best Rap Albums Of The 2000s
People say rap is in such a bad place these days. What with all the Chief Keefs and French Montanas running around. But the truth is we’ve had tons of classics since 2000. So maybe we should stop pointing at what sucks and focus on some of the great albums of our day. Isn’t it?
So take a look at these 10 classics of the millennium.
Blu And Exile – Below The Heavens – This is an underground classic. If you’ve never heard of them then change that immediately.
Lil Wayne – Carter II – Weezy’s mixtapes are always better than his albums but this joint is his best.
Young Jeezy – Thug Motivation 101 – Jeezy gave us trap rap in ways people didn’t quite get at first. They thought he was just ad-libs and yayo raps. But he’s much more.
Jay-Z – The Blueprint – Is this Jay’s best album? Maybe. But we can’t say it’s not one of the best albums ever.
Outkast – Stankonia – “B.O.B.,” “So Fresh, So Clean,” “Mrs. Jackson.” Come on, man, these two aren’t playing fair.
Kendrick Lamar – Good Kid m.a.a.d City – Yes, this came out last year, but it’s already a certified classic.
Common – Be – We’d thought Common fell off after that Erykah Badu fiasco. But this brought him back for good.
Nas – Stillmatic – Just when we’d thought Jay-Z had ended Nas’ career he comes back with his second-best album at that point. Way to rally back.