Best Hip Hop Albums from this decade (2000-2009)

Since the decade is coming to a close, I’ve decided to make a list of the best Hip Hop albums of the decade in the year 2000s till 2009. Most of the albums of this decade came out independent and a lot of artists starting to form their own record labels. It was a big deal for independent artists for this decade and a lot of artist started to rebel against the big labels during this period of time. We saw lots of things go down that has impacted society from September 11, Marshall law, War in Iraq, and the first black president into office, and disasters like Katrina. Political artists also had good albums in this decade but they weren’t put on the airwaves on public radio.  In radio terms many rappers felt that they weren’t represented in their own city and others tried to gain recognition. I have read other opinions on the best album of the decade and most people choose Jay Z’s Blueprint as the album of the decade in fact that it was released on September 11 2001, but  I won’t put it into my list because it wasn’t worth of a great album from my stand point or on the greatness instead of how much it sold. Most albums on this list is not about the units that where sold, I’ve decided to create a list based on how great these albums where and they had a profound impact when I was living during these times. So here is my top whatever albums of the decade.

#1: Gang Starr – The Ownerz

#2 : Immortal Technique – Revolutionary Vol. 2

The rest is out of order

Del Tron 3030 – Del Tron 3030         
Jedi Mind Tricks – Violent by Design
Reflection Eternal – Train of Thought
 Common – Like Water for Chocolate           
 Jurassic 5 – Quality Control
Binary Star – Masters of the Universe
Dilated Peoples – Expansion Team
Masta Ace – Disposable Arts
The Roots – Phrenology
Madvillain – Madvillainy
Masta Ace – A long Hot Summer
Zion I – True & Livin
Jay Dee – Donuts
Ghostface Killah – Fishscale
J Live – Then what happened?
Mf Grim – American Hunger
Atmosphere – God loves Ugly
Aceyalone – Love & Hate
Reakwon – Only built for Cuban linx 2           
Mos Def – Ecstatic
Jaylib  -Champion sound
Percee P – Perseverance
Mf doom – MM..Food?
Krs one   –  Hip Hop Lives
Blaq poet – Blaq Print
Pete rock – Soul Survivor 2
Large professor – Main Source
Jay dee – The Shining
Edo g and Masta Ace – A&E
Mos def – Black on both sides
Dead prez – Lets get free
Non phixion- The future is now
Cannibal Ox — The Cold Vein
De La Soul – The Grind Date 

I choose Gangstarr’s The Ownerz as my #1 album of the decade because for me it had an impact for me while I was facing some walls in my life and this album has some messages that I can really relate to especially Dj Premier who I considered the best Hip Hop producer since the last two decades. I could listen to this album from beginning to end.


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