Hip-Hop Connection: 100 best albums ever (1999)

In 1999 the now defunct British rap magazine Hip-Hop Connection (HHC) printed a list of the 100 greatest albums of all-time.

The list was compiled from readers votes at the time.

1 Public Enemy - It Takes A Nation Of Millions To Hold Us Back
2 Wu-Tang Clan - Enter The Wu-Tang (36 Chambers)
3 Nas - Illmatic
4 Eric B. & Rakim - Paid In Full
5 N.W.A - Straight Outta Compton
6 De La Soul - 3 Feet High And Rising
7 Ultramagnetic MC's - Critical Beatdown
8 A Tribe Called Quest - Midnight Marauders
9 Boogie Down Productions - Criminal Minded
10 A Tribe Called Quest - The Low End Theory
11 Dr. Dre - The Chronic
12 Snoop Doggy Dogg - Doggystyle
13 The Notorious B.I.G. - Ready To Die
14 Gang Starr - Full Clip: A Decade Of Gang Starr
15 Gang Starr - Moment Of Truth
16 Public Enemy - Fear Of A Black Planet
17 Company Flow - Funcrusher Plus
18 Canibus - Can-I-Bus
19 Cypress Hill - Cypress Hill
20 Ice-T - O.G. Original Gangster
21 Slick Rick - The Great Adventures Of Slick Rick
22 Showbiz & A.G. - Runaway Slave
23 Mobb Deep - The Infamous
24 Genius/GZA - Liquid Swords
25 Gang Starr - Step In The Arena
26 Chef Raekwon - Only Built 4 Cuban Linx...
27 Eminem - The Slim Shady LP
28 Run DMC - Raising Hell
29 Public Enemy - Yo! Bum Rush The Show
30 Eric B. & Rakim - Follow The Leader
31 The Pharcyde - Bizarre Ride II The Pharcyde
32 De La Soul - De La Soul Is Dead
33 Dr. Octagon - Dr. Octagon
34 Souls Of Mischief - 93 'Til Infinity
35 Jurassic 5 - Jurassic 5
36 The Beatnuts - The Beatnuts
37 The Roots - Illadelph Halflife
38 Beastie Boys - Paul's Boutique
39 Boogie Down Productions - By All Means Necessary
40 Smif-N-Wessun - Dah Shinin'
41 Various - Soundbombing II
42 Big Daddy Kane - Long Live The Kane
43 A Tribe Called Quest - People's Instinctive Travels And The Paths Of Rhythm
44 EPMD - Strictly Business
45 Diamond And The Psychotic Neurotics - Stunts, Blunts, & Hip Hop
46 Various - Street Sounds Electro 1
47 Onyx - Bacdafucup
48 Ice Cube - AmeriKKKa's Most Wanted
49 Gang Starr - Daily Operation
50 Various - Wild Style
51 Jeru The Damaja - Wrath Of The Math
52 Gunshot - Patriot Games
53 Cypress Hill - Black Sunday
54 Black Star - Mos Def & Talib Kweli Are Black Star
55 Beastie Boys - Licensed To Ill
56 Gravediggaz - 6 Feet Deep
57 Pete Rock & C.L. Smooth - Mecca And The Soul Brother
58 The Roots - Things Fall Apart
59 Redman - Muddy Waters
60 Main Source - Breaking Atoms
61 Ice Cube - The Predator
62 Da Lench Mob - Guerillas In Tha Mist
63 Black Moon - Enta Da Stage
64 The Roots - Do You Want More?!!!??!
65 KRS-One - KRS ONE
66 DMX - It's Dark And Hell Is Hot
67 Common Sense - Resurrection
68 Xzibit - At The Speed Of Life
69 Pete Rock & C.L. Smooth - The Main Ingredient
70 Jeru The Damaja - The Sun Rises In The East
71 De La Soul - Stakes Is High
72 Brand Nubian - One For All
73 Tha Alkaholiks - 21 & Over
74 Wu-Tang Clan - Wu-Tang Forever
75 OutKast - Southernplayalisticadillacmuzik
76 Gang Starr - Hard To Earn
77 2Pac - All Eyez On Me
78 The X-Ecutioners - X-Pressions
79 Styles Of Beyond - 2000 Fold
80 Redman - Whut? Thee Album
81 Organized Konfusion - Stress: The Extinction Agenda
82 The Notorious B.I.G. - Life After Death
83 Method Man - Tical
84 M.C. Shan* - Down By Law
85 Lauryn Hill - The Miseducation Of Lauryn Hill
86 KRS-One - Return Of The Boom Bap
87 The Goats - Tricks Of The Shade
88 Das EFX - Dead Serious
89 First Down - World Service
90 Cocoa Brovaz - The Rude Awakening
91 Beastie Boys - Ill Communication
92 Mountain Brothers - Self: Volume 1
93 Fugees (Tranzlator Crew) - Blunted On Reality
94 Lootpack - Soundpieces: Da Antidote
95 House Of Pain - House Of Pain (Fine Malt Lyrics)
96 Blak Twang - 19 Long Time (Live From The Big Smoke)
97 Westside Connection - Bow Down
98 Raw Fusion - Live From The Styleetron
99 Public Enemy - Apocalypse 91... The Enemy Strikes Black
100 No I.D. - Accept Your Own & Be Yourself (The Black Album)

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