Drake Lists His Top Five Hip Hop Albums Of All Time

Drizzy picks some of the most influential albums on his life and career.

For his recent cover story with The Source magazine, Drake spoke with former Editor-in-Chief Kim Osorio about his five favorite Hip Hop albums of all time. During the interview, he named offerings from The Notorious B.I.G., Jay-Z, OutKast, Clipse and Little Brother as his most coveted picks.

“[Jay’s] Black Album. Clipse, Lord Willin’. Uh, this is not an album, but The Little Brother/[Mick] Boogie mixtape [And Justus For All], that was like pivotal in my life. And then I would have to say, uh, I say [B.I.G.’s] Life After Death. And then I will say a toss up between The Love Below and Aquemini,” he said.

He also tacked on a few more influential albums that pushed him towards a career in rap. “And then that’s without…. That’s life changing. That’s without, you know, [Lil Wayne’s] Carter 2 and other things that pushed me to rap. Those were definitive albums that opened my sound. Oh, and Snoop Dogg, Doggystyle. Those were just definitive albums that opened my mind to sound and melody and cadences and flows and you know. Those were like really important to me.”

Drake’s sophomore album, Take Care, is due November 15th.

RELATED: Drake Unveils Tracklist & Features For "Take Care"

279 Comments

  • troll

    1. LASERS - Lupe Fiasco 2. Tha Carter IV - Lil Wayne 3. Thank Me Later - Drake 4. Rolling Papers - Wiz Khalifa 5. The Papercut Chronicles II - Gym Class Heroes GOATs!

  • hunkE

    damn drizzy thats a pathetic list

  • Anonymous

    public enemy - fear of a black planet aesop rock - labor days dr. octagon gza - liquid swords slum village - fantastic vol. 2 honorable mention jay-z - reasonable doubt

  • Anonymous

    somewhere between 1 & 2 comes doggystyle

  • King

    1. 2Pac Greatest Hits 2. Ready To Die 3. Illmatic 4. The Eminem Show 5. Doctor's Advocate

  • HRH

    Jewish mentions to Jewish supporters

  • stephan

    My 2 cents 1. illmatic rest not in order: enter the wu tang ready to die ATLiens Capital Punishment

  • R.I.P BIG L

    NAS - ILLMATIC BIG-L - THE LIFESTYLES OF DA POOR AND DANGEROUS ANY DIFFERENT OPINIONS AINT REAL

  • CAN ANY GROUP BEAT WU-TANG LYRICALLY

    THIS IS THE BEST RAP ALBUMS EVER TO ME 1 2PAC MAKAVELI 2 BIGGIE READY TO DIE 3 WU-TANG FOREVER 4 JAYZ REASONABLE DOUBT 5 NAS ILLMATIC

  • CAN ANYONE GROUP BEAT TANG LYRICALLY

    THIS IS THE BEST RAP ALBUMS EVER TO ME 1 2PAC MAKAVELI 2 BIGGIE READY TO DIE 3 WU-TANG FOREVER 4 JAYZ REASONABLE DOUBT 5 NAS ILLMATIC

  • Edi Kajmolli

    Swordz suck drakes dick more faggot white people own you son i dare you to be racist and public and get your coon ass lynched.. you can run and tell that home boy

  • TheRealDeal

    1. The Pink Lavalamp - Charles Hamilton 2. Ready to Die - Nototrious B.I.G. 3. Illmatic - Nas 4. Marshall Mathers Lp - Eminem 5. Heathen - Nickelus F or "This Perfect Life" - Charles Hamilton

  • top5

    sorry gotta do it... 1 Revolutionary Vol 2-Immortal Technique 2 Me Against The World-Tupac 3 Illmatic-Nas 4 Liquid Swords-Gza 5 The Eminem Show-Eminem Honorable Mentions.. Doctor's Advocate-Game The 3rd World-Immortal Technique Only Built 4 Cuban Linx-Raekwon Distant Relatives-Nas and Damian Marley Criminal Minded-Boogie Down Productions The Martyr-Immortal Technique Revolutionary Vol 1-Immortal Technique

  • Blaque

    Top Fyve: 1. Dylan 2. Dylan 3: Dylan 4. Dylan 5. Dylan...Cause he spit hot fiya!!!

    • theslickest1

      @Blaque now that was funny lmao. Bring back "the Chappelle show" and STOP playing. Anyway good picks Drake but here's my top 5 tho there's so many Classics damn!!!! 1. A Tribe Called Quest - Midnight Marauders (Favorite Group of all time) 2. Nas - illmatic (Favorite Emcee of all time) 3. Outkast - ATLiens (one of the most slept on Groups) 4. Gangstarr - Hard to Earn (RIP Guru and don't tell me DJ Premier isn't in the top Five Hip Hop Producers of all time) 5. NWA - Straight outta Compton (These cats took Hip Hop to another level) Bonus Pick MC LYTE - Lyte as a Rock (Don't forget about the beautiful Ladies in Hip Hop) For those who aren't familiar with any of these cats go listen to the Hip Hop from the 80's and 90's nothing will ever beat that NOTHING. Mobb Deep, Jay Z, AZ, Boot Camp Clik, DJ Quik, Snoop Dog, Special Ed, RUN DMC, LL COOL J, Black Sheep, Chubb Rock, Slick Rick, Wu Tang Clan, Capital Tax, Naughty by Nature, Public Enemy, The Roots, Dr Dre, Scarface, Jeru The Damaja, UGK, The Beatnuts, De La Soul, Leaders of the new School etc etc REAL HIP HOP.

  • GH's finest

    emm emm love ma selection, strait 4m de heart... still got dese albums...

  • GH's finest

    emm emm i love ma selection, strait 4m de heart & stil got dese albums...

  • GH's finest

    Eminem - The Eminem Show Kanye West - Late Registration Outkast - Aqueimini Lil Bow wow - Doggy bag 50 cent - Get rich or die trying

  • Bubba

    Nas, Jay Z, and the Fugees should be on there too, but a top 5 is hard

  • Bubba

    5. Wu Tang Clan - 36 Chambers 4. Dr Dre - The Chronic 3. The Notorious B.I.G. - Ready to Die 2. Tupac - All Eyes on Me 1. Eminem - The Marshall Mathers LP

  • wolfman

    Commercial: 1. Big Punisher - Capital Punishment 2. Nas - Illmatic 3. Eminem - Marshall Mathers LP 4. O.C. - Word...Life 5. Dr. Dre - The Chronic Strictly NY: 1. Big L - Lifestylez of Da Poor & Dangerous 2. Prodigy - H.N.I.C. 3. M.O.P. - Firing Squad 4. PMD - Business is Business 5. AZ - Do or Die

  • Gangstashizz

    5. Tech N9ne Anghellic 4. Straight Outta Compton - NWA 3. Section.80 - Kendrick Lamar 2. All Eyez On Me - Pac 1. Marshall Mathers-LP - Eminem

  • Jake

    1. The Eminem Show 2. Marshall Mathers LP 3. The Slim Shady LP 4. Relapse 5. Encore Before you idiots comment some stupid shit; I've got all the classics; from Masta Ace's Slaughtahouse to Outkast's Aquemini. Call me a stan or whatever you want, I DON'T GIVE A SHIT, MOTHERFUCKERS!

  • kadaffi

    your niccas forgettin mobb deep - hell on earth? fuck outta here cooki ass bitchez

  • saint

    36 Chambers Word...Life The Infamous Mecca & the Soul Brother Regulate...The G-Funk Era classics rite here

  • Edi Kajmolli

    why does this jewish coon get so much fucking converage all the fucking time man? jesus christ fuck this faggot

    • Anonymous

      HAHAHAHHAHHAHAHHA DAMN... PHARRELL SAID GET EM SO YOU GOT EM HAAHHAHA

    • Swordz

      Would you guys rather they talked about your ugly cracker faces? Or how about how you lay awake at night and wish you were black. Not just so you could for once actually pleasure a woman sexually, or so that you could actually dance to music with out looking like a cunt - but just so you could get away from living the nasty shit stain of a mark that you call a life. Sound familiar? Pussies.

    • Pa McNamee

      i agree 100%

  • King of Kingz

    I hate this shit...everytime this debate comes up...don't nobody know how to make a fucking list!

  • Addictive

    It ain't a hip hop top 5 album list less u got that chronic 2001 in this bitch u mothafuckz.... Mine : 5.get rich or die tryin 4.doggystyle 3.Boss of all bosses ( Slim Thug ) 2.Documentary 1.CHRONIC 2001

  • King of Kingz

    and no NAS?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!WTF

  • King of Kingz

    R u serious???that's his list? I'm looking at some your u pplz comments, at LEAST somebody put Wu Tang Clan down...what happened to Tupac? HUh? Me Against The World? All Eyez On Me?!?!?!?! Reasonable Doubt?? Are we talking classics or most influential on a personal level. Coz I hope his influence don't project his own material....SHITY LIST....fo'real!!!!!!!!And some of you fools below need to check your own lsit also!!!!!!!!I aint seen nobody put Chronic down! This dude put "doggystyle" as if its something he needed to breeze over????GTFO

  • Jr Good75

    Wu-Tang Clan-Forever,Nas-Illmatic,Jay-z-Reasonable Doubt,50 Cent-Get Rich Or Die Trying,& Raekwon-Only Built For Cuban Linx.

  • HRH

    Makaveli - is Hip Hop's Holy Bible

  • crazy in da head

    how come motherfuckers ain't got nelly furtado or the black eyed peas on they list? DAT BOOM BOOM pow ain't enough for you? promiscuous girls man i love promiscious girls.

  • FUCK YOUR LIST

    DA list: 1. The blueprint-jay z 2. Illmatic-Nas 3. ready to die-Notorious big 4. Aqueimini-Outkast 5. Me against the world-Tupac

  • TES

    Bullshit. To Everybody saying mmlp, in the real sense, mmlp is the weakest of Em's 3 classic. Eminem show is his best, sslp comes second.

    • anon

      nah marshall mathers was his darkest, and deepest album that still helped him remain his goofy ass self. slim shady was aight, it was a good introduction to his style. And before motherfuckers start mentioning infinite, know that he was on a completely different style at that time.

  • Anonymous

    Marshall Matters Lp is easily the GREATEST HIP HOP ALBUM OF ALL TIME, fuck what u think !

  • Ryan MacQueston

    Illmatic, The Score, Liquid Swords, OB4CL, Enter the 36 Chambers

  • King Richard

    & please listen 2 a super lyrical memphis mc wen u get a chance & dnt complain about hip hop being dead if u ain't gon support da new rappers dats actually good....http://www.youtube.com/user/Darealkingrichard?feature=mhee

  • King Richard

    little brother wz not dat hot n my opinion,dnt no wat er'body seen n dem,plus if dey wz so well loved y dey neva sell well? & please listen 2 a super lyrical memphis mc wen u get a chance & dnt complain about hip hop being dead if u ain't gon support da new rappers dats actually good....http://www.youtube.com/user/Darealkingrichard?feature=mhee

    • C-MACK

      CLEARLY...you haven't listened to Little Brother enough otherwise you wouldn't be talking so ignorant and wreckless! And pay attention dummy...there are a ton of quality artist who make great/timeless music but don't necessarily sell a lot of records!

    • Anonymous

      why the fuck dont you type in proper english and not like an illiterate moron. More people would understand you that way.

  • Fuck what you think

    Marshall Mathers LP 36 Chambers Dre 2001 Illmatic Cuban Linx Wu-Tang Forever Internal Affairs The Infamous Slim Shady LP Liquid Swords Word...Life Things Fall Apart Fishscale The Fix Late Registration It's Dark and Hell is Hot Me Against the World Ironman

    • ll'll bust a nut in your hnd and let you snort it up if you tell me your top 5

      I'll dumb fuck your mom and have her reciting pledge of allegiance in german you 900 pound dick weighing dolphin. dick taking porn slut. jackoff king. deep throatin popsickle sticks ass nigga. eat my dooky you nasty nigga

    • Anonymous

      It's called iTunes you dumb fuck

    • L'll bust a nut in your hnd and let you snort it up if you tell me your top 5 rappers:

      Nigga you wikipedia'd your whole list. wikipedia ass usin nigga. big dick taker. Uncle willy's son ass nigga. top flight security ass nigga

  • I'll bust a nut in your hnd and let you snort it up if you tell me your top 5 rappers

    My top 5: 1.The girl who did the rugrats rap 2.The lady who sang the intro to the song bugjuice (that drama show on disney) 3.2pac 4. Leatherface from the St. Lunatics with Nelly 5.lil zane

  • That nigga below me is trippin

    Top 5 rappers of all time: 1. Bushwick Bill 2. Milkbone 3. Master P 4. Aaron Cater...I swear that I told you the facts...cause thats how I beat shaq 5. Inspectah Deck from Wu tang

  • This my list

    Top FIVE best albums of ALL TIME: 1. 2 hype- Kid n' Play 2. Oh Aaron- Aaron Carter (little brother of backstreet boys member) 3. Illmatic- Nas 4. Doggy bag- Lil Bow wow 5. The Shocker- Silkk The Shocker

  • Jerz Inevitable Success Davis

    I still listen to the Black Album on the daily no 1 can deny that that album was a classic at its time no other rapper will end their career with an album like that ever.....Jay-z shouldnt have came back after that album.................... CHECK OUT THE MUSIC http://soundcloud.com/inevitable-success/sets/taste-of-success

  • Rick Sanchez

    In terms of my favorites and what made an impact on me Illmatic (I got into hiphop from listening to these songs. I grew up on late 90's/early 2000's popstars and I didn't know rappers could get this deep) Streets Disciple (Best double album ever. I can play this from start to finish. This showed Nas growth from immature kid (Remember the times, theifs theme, virgo) to growing up and having a wife and a kid (getting married, war, etc) This was the perfect album!) Revolutionary Vol 2 (Even if some of the lyrics were propaganda/opinion I felt them. Like he really cared about what he was saying. 4th Branch was amazing to me...The One remix with Akir..Classic) College Dropout (I first heard Through the wire on my way to school and burned the cd from a friend....I never heard beats like that before...The sped up sample style and crazy drums were amazing for their time. Loved the anti-degree theme too, loved the realness) Only Built For Cuban Linx/Liquid Swords (I didn't "get" these albums and for a while I thought they were garbage...But I love them now. Made me learn that you have to be patient with things sometimes in order for you to truly understand them) The Pretty Tony Album (To me this was Ghostface's best album. It had next to no wu-tang involvement and it was just Ghost...even the CD didn't have 'Ghostface Killah' on it...Just Ghostface. It was real and raw and I play it on a regular) Moment of Truth ( The Beautiful Struggle (The songs on here were very pop, but also very deep...I had never heard Kweli before this album...and this made me want to check out his shit more. Loved the black girl pain song) Be (I always knew who Common was but I was sleeping...This is the album that woke me up. I still listen to it to this day. It made me want to rap!) The Miseducation of Lauyrn Hill (This one speaks for itself...There will never be another r&b/hiphop album this great. I loved every song)

    • Anonymous

      Gotta agree. I like both those albums but Personally Any Nas album >> Streets Disciple Any Ghost Album expect Ghost of Wizardy shit >>> Pretty Tony.

    • Anonymous

      You got some wack tastes. Street's Disciple and The Pretty Toney Album are among the weakest albums of Nas and Ghostface's discographies.

  • Anonymous

    1.All Eyes On Me 2.Makaveli 3.Ghetto Dope 4.Last Don 5.Brother's Keeper 6.Charge It To The Game 7.God's Son 8.Street's Disciple 9.Blueprint 10.Hustsler's Poem

  • Anonymous

    Most important Hip Hop Album to ME in no order: 1. So Far Gone 2. Marshall Mathers LP 3. The Black Album 4. Illmatic 5. My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy 6. 36 Chambers 7. Da Drought 3 8. Aquemini 9. Madvillainy 10.Food and Liquor

  • rewindboy1

    Considering I just started appreciating music the last 5 years, and didn't listen to albums when I was a child... - Food and Liquor - So Far Gone - The Warm Up - The Marshall Mathers LP - Graduation

  • ark

    1. Illmatic 2. Only Built 4 Cuban Linx 3. 36 Chambers 4. Midnight Marauders 5. Bizarre Ride II The Pharcyde

  • jr88

    not sure about drakeslist but....all eyes on me, chronic,get rich or die trying, ready to die, and blueprint are my top five....

  • DrDreBeats

    You cant have a top 5 album and be a big fan of hip hop. Illmatic - Nas Mama Said Knock You Out - LL Cool J All Eyez on Me - Pac Marshall Mathers LP - Em Doggystyle - Snoop Chronic - Dr Dre Straight Outta Compton - NWA Get Rich or Die Tryin - 50 Paid in Full - Rakim & Eric B Return of the Boom Bap - KRS-One Ready to Die - BIG Road to the Riches - Kool G Rap You cant make a top 5 album list, there is way too many albums that have made a huge impact on hip hop. That list was just off the top, I could probably name another 20 if I had time to think of dope albums

  • RealHipHopKy

    Top Albums in No Particular Order that influence Me are: Snoop Dogg- Doggystyle 2pac- All Eyes on Me Nas- It Was Written No Limit Soldiers- Tru 2 the Game Jay-Z- The Black Album Outkast-SpeakerBox/The Love Below Lupe Fiasco- The Cool Kanye West- Late Registration Lil Wayne- The Carter 2 Young Jeezy- The Recession And I paid for All Those Albums Because they all Were Worth Every Penny!

    • RealHipHopKy

      Ok so u didn't like 3 out of 10, thats Good, but Since im a 80s Baby who Grew up around Mostly Crunk Bass Music and Speakers in Every1s Whip, No Limit in my Younger Days was Everywhere and Mac, Master.P Silk and C.Murder used to go Ham! Jeezy Music Hits Hard too, even though his Lyrics aint Great. Lupe though, what??? Lupe and Nas are the Best Lyricist on the Whole List and "The Cool" Was a Deep Album, With Super Lyrical Songs and Stories, and its a Classic to Me!

    • Swordz

      I think you wasted your money on some of those albums?? Jeezy?? no Limit?? Lupe?? I assume you brought these listen them once - then pretended like you like them

  • Anonymous

    Dear Drake. I can't wait for your album to drop so that you can fill your contractual aggreement with that wack ass record label, and then on to greener pastures HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA

  • shadyaftermath

    1. Nas - Illmatic 2. Eminem - Marshall Mathers LP 3. 50 Cent - Get Rich Or Die Trying 4. Biggie - Life After Death 5. Dre - 2001

  • Anthony Osu

    Old School Tupac - All Eyes on Me Nas - It Was Written Outkast - Aquemini Wu-Tang - Wu-Tang Forever DMX - Its Dark & Hell is Hot Newer School: Kid Cudi - Man On the Moon I: The End of Day Kid Cudi - Man On the Moon II: The Legend of Mr. Rager Eminem - Marshal Matthers LP 50 Cent - Get Rich or Die Trying Kanye West - Graduation

  • GUDDA GUDDA

    AIIGHT DRIZZY, GUDDA GUDDA SEE YO LIST MY BRUDDA BRUDDA. GUDDA GUDDA WANTS TO DROP GUDDA GUDDA'S TOP 5 LIST ON YA REAL QUICK. BRRRRR! 1. SKEE LO - I WISH I WAS TALLER 2. TONE LOC - LOC'ED AFTER DARK 3. JA RULE - PAIN IS LOVE 4. PRETTY RICKY - BLUE STARS (CHANGED THE GAME ENTIRELY) 5. FLO RIDA - R.O.O.T.S. (EVERY BLACK MAN SHOULD LISTEN TO THIS 5 TIMES) AIIGHT, GUDDA GUDDA OUT

  • ghh

    mmm, tough one: Marshall Mathers LP/Slim Shady LP Illmatic Reasonable Doubt/Blueprint Enter the Wu-tang : 36 CHambers/OB4CL Chronic 2001 College Dropout/MBDTF The Infamous album Ready to die Hell Hath no Fury Aquemini Etc.. etc.. Too difficult to extract 5 definitive ones but Marshall Mathers Lp, illmatic and slim shady LP are not moving from here.

  • THE REAPER

    1. IT WAS WRITTEN 2. WU TANG 4EVER 3. HELL ON EARTH 4. ALL WE GOT IZ US 5. NIGGAZ 4 LIFE AND A NOTABLE 6. THE WAR REPORT NYC ALL DAY FAGZZZ!..AND OH YEAH...WE LUV THE WEST TOO..FUKK U WACK ASS 808 NIGGAZ DOWN SOUTH!!

  • dat_mayne

    In no particular order nas - stillmatic nas - lost tapes dmx - it's dark and hell is hot red & meth - black-out nas - it was written 50 - get rich big - life after death pac - until the end of time dre - 2001 scarface - my homies...

  • Il do che

    1/ Talib Kewli & Dj Hi-Tek - Reflection Eternal 2/ Outkast - Atliens 3/ Mos Def & Talib Kweli are BlackStarr 4/ Gangstarr - Moment of Truth 5/ DMX - It's Dark & Hell is hot

  • Anonymous

    1. don killuminati 2. strictly 4 my n.i.g.g.a.z. 3. me against the world 4. season of da siccness 5. Like father like son

  • Anonymous

    most of yall list is ok but to the one who listed all of gucci's none senes kill yourself twice

  • chum

    My Top 5 in no particular order 1. Stillmatic 2. GRODT 3. Its Dark and Hell is Hot 4. Untitled (nigger album) 5. Blue Print I couldn't just do 5 6. 400 degrees 7. Illmatic 8. FOMF,BOMB 9. RUFF RYDERS VOL.1 10. Thug Motivation 101 Honestly I can make a top 20. but these might not be the best albums but its what Grew up on.

  • SuperGucciRap

    Here are the top 5 albums of all time: 1. The State vs Radric Davis- Gucci Mane 2. My World 2.0- Justin Bieber 3. The Appeal: Georgia's Most Wanted- Gucci Mane 4. Ferrari Boyz- Gucci Mane/Waka Flocka Flame 5. Back To The Trap House- Gucci Mane Worst 5 of all-time 1. Marshall Mathers LP- Eminem 2. Illmatic- Nas 3. College Drop-Out- Kanye West 4. The Black Album- Jay-Z 5. Lasers- Lupe Fiasco It's Gucci Time!

  • jon

    i was suprised by his list its actually solid. dont care for his music but ill give him respect for an honest list.. my top 5 1.only built for cuban linx 2.hello nasty-beastie boys 3.jedi mind tricks-violent by design 4.illmatic 5.linx pt 2( i thought it was a perfect sequel)

  • FUCK YOUR LIST

    TOP 5 EVA!!! 1. ILLMATIC 2. ENTER THE 36 CHAMBERS 3. THE INFAMOUS 4. NIGGAZ 4 LIFE 5. READY TO DIE IF U DONT LIKE IT , EAT A BOWL OF MUSTY BALLZZZZZ....MOST INFLENTIAL, BEST, DOPEST, RAW, SPIRITUAL, GANGSTER...WATEVA U WANNA CALL IT...AND IM OUT!!! FREE MAX B...OOOOOWWWWWW!

  • CheaCheaChea

    Like that he put lord willin on there... In my top 5 too

  • fcvs

    any list without GRODT is bullshit

  • Fado

    1.)illmatic 2.)All Eyez on Me 3.)Ready To Die 4.)The Marshall Mathers LP 5.)The Low End Theory 6.)The Chronic 7.)Enter the Wu-Tang (36 Chambers) 8.)Reasonable Doubt 9.)Doggystyle 10.)The Score Keep in mind there is a difference between the BEST albums and the most INFLUENTIAL albums (which is why Rakim and Big Daddy Kane isnt on here), their music had the most influence on every rapper and I give them credit for taking lyricism too the next level. But Nas, Biggie and Eminem perfected what those artist innovated in and are better lyrically.

    • C2D2

      Great list 1. Illmatic-NaS 2. College Dropout-Kanye West 3. Stillmatic/It was Written-NaS 4. Me Against the World-2pac 5. American Gangster-Jay-Z (Don't care what any one says album is ridiculous)

  • IDK

    1. OC - Word...Life 2. Smif-n-Wessun - Dah Shinin 3. GZA - Liquid Swords 4. Pete Rock & CL Smooth - Mecca and the Soul Brother 5. Show & AG - Goodfellas

  • YADIG

    EVERYONE ELSE'S TOP 5 IS IRRELEVANT EXECEPT FOR MINE SO HANG IT UP FAGGOTS!

  • bread

    1. All Eyes on Me- 2pac 2. Atliens- Outkast 3.Get Rich or Die Trying- 50 Cent 4.BluePrint 1- Jay Z 5.The Fix- Scarface

  • Anonymous

    OB4CL Blueprint Illmatic Infamous Ironman

  • TheMule

    1. Black Star - Black Star 2. Liquid Swords - GZA 3. Illmatic - Nas 4. Things Fall Apart - The Roots 5. Soul Food - Goodie Mob

  • MBTM

    Really? Just because your favourites arent on HIS PERSONAL list, does it make him a douche? I dont like him as an artist, but tastes are subjective. Worse than mainstream fans are YOU "real" hiphop fans who entirely dismiss their opinions judging by their music taste. Thats fucking bullshit. And illmatic isnt in my top 5 either, does it make me a hiphop noob if I dont like that album? You people make me laugh.

  • yea righttttt

    i actuallly appreciate his list...if you think of the way he does music his top 5 is right on.. for me its its dark and hell is hot - dark man x aquemini - outkast streetz iz a mutha - kurupt it was written - nas malpractice - redman eminem show - eminem minstrel show - little brother life after death - biggie bullet proof wallets - ghostface blueprint - jay Z 7 day theory makaveli - 2pac

  • YADIG

    I MEAN IT!!! CUM IN MY MOUTH WAYNE!! I WANNA TWO DICKS IN MY ASS AT THE SAME TIME FROM WAYNE AND DRAKE!!! AND THE ILL LICK THEIR BALLS CLEAN!! THEN I WANT THEM TO PISS ON ME!!! ILL LICK YOUR FEET!! ILL SUCK ON THOSE NIPPLES WAYNE & PULL ON THOSE DREADS!!!

  • my top 5

    1. iSouljaBoyTellem - Soulja Boy 2. Units in the City - Shawty Lo 3. Thoughts of a Predicate Felon - Tony yayo 4. Jackpot - Chingy

  • YADIG

    WOW SMFH HATERS STILL MAD BC I SPEAK THE TRUTH LOL

    • FAG

      You dont speak no truth. You same the same old bullshit on every post... booooooring! new material please we tired of hearing about Young Money move on to saying Waka Flocka is the best or Ray J

  • j

    GTFOH!!!! You DON"T know rap

  • that guy

    My top 5 1) Reasonable Doubt 2) College Dropout 3) Midnight Maradeurs 4) Eminem Show 5) Dedication 2 (should have been an album. classic shit)

  • Jason aka YADIG aka Wayne is lord

    You old heads need to stfu with your top 5 list, my top five shits on your list Anyday

    • Anonymous

      STUPID ASS THEM ARE YOUR LITTLE LUNCHTIME SCHOOLYARD FRIENDS SHITTIN ON YOU, ANY OG CAN SEE YOU A TEENAGER WITH NO FRIENDS TROLLING A WEBSITE.

  • Jason aka YADIG aka Wayne is lord

    1. Carter 4 2. Carter 3 3. Carter 2 4. Rebirth 5. We are young money.

  • YADIG

    SOMEONE PLOW ME NOW!! I GOT MY ASS UP IN THE AIR..

  • Anonymous

    1. raekwon - ob4cl 2. nas - illmatic 3. wu-tang forever 4. dr. dre - the chronic 5. snoop dogg - doggystyle honorable mention to killa cam - purple haze

  • What Drake really wanted to say

    Lil B - I'm gay V-Nasty - My coochie stinks Foxy Brown - Can you hear me now? Justin beiber - Fuck you, pay me DJ Quick - Funky as I wanna be

  • lol

    i dont see how he brought up souund and melody, n did not have not one kanye album in his top. I mean the dude jacked kanye's whole style. he didn't even start singin until after 808's & heartbreak.

  • YADIG

    HONORABLE MENTIONS: I AM NOT A HUMAN BEING WE ARE YOUNG MONEY LIGHTS OUT 500 DEGREEZ THA BLOCK IS HOT.

  • TheCrit

    this nigga is a dick-rider, he onced said Nas is one of his influential. why dont he give the nigga his credit

  • oskamadison

    Ah, what the hell... Eric B. & Rakim-Paid In Full Ultramagnetic MC's-Critical Beatdown Main Source-Breaking Atoms Nas-illmatic Redman-Muddy Waters next 5... PE-...Nations Of Millions... Pete Rock & CL Smooth-Mecca & The Soul Brother Raekwon-Only Built 4 Cuban Linx... Gang Starr-moment Of Truth Ghostface-Supreme Clentele

  • Kyle

    Honorable Mentions: Smilez & Southstar - Crash The Party Baby Bash - Cyclone - Jibbs - Jibbs Featuring Jibbs

  • Kyle

    Top 5: 1. Ludacris - Battle Of The Sexes 2. Lil Flip - U Gotta Feel Me 3. Chingy - Hoodstar 4. J-Kwon - Hood Hop 5. Jin - The Rest Is History

  • Simple like ABC, 123

    Little Brother & Mick Boogie "And Justus For All" Mixtape, props to Drake.

  • thetruth

    stop posting your top 5 lists...nobody wants to hear it.

  • Dastan Abdali

    in no particular order: wanted dead or alive enter the 36 liquid swords its dark and hell is hot the infamous or hell on earth

  • fuckyou

    would you stupid fucking retards stop listing your top 5 lists...please just fucking stop it...trust me...nobody wants to hear it.

  • My TOP 5 albums ever

    1) Doggystyle 2) The Blueprint 3) No One Can do it Better 4) Enter the Wu tang 5) Paid in Full

  • dockevoc

    The Diary - Scarface Me Against the World - 2Pac ATLiens - Outkast Efil4zaggin - NWA Ironman - Ghostface Killah

  • Anonymous

    No particular order: Nas: Illmatic Em: The Eminem Show Big: Ready to Die Wu: 36 Chambers X: It's Dark and Hell is Hot I just have to throw these in too: Em: Marshal Mathers LP, Nas: It was Written/Stillmatic, Kanye: Late Registration, Lupe: Food and Liquor/The Cool, Dr. Dre: 2001, Jay Z: Resonable Doubt/Blueprint, 50: Get Rich or Die Trying, Clipse: Lord Willin/Hell Hath no Fury, Game: The Documentary (those are just off the top)

  • Anonymous

    Nobody touching this man.

  • Anonymous

    Rock Bottom, Lose Yourself, Going Through Changes, Beautiful, If I Had, Brain Damage, Role Model, Marshall Mathers, Kim, 97' Bonnie & Clyde, No Apologies, Cleaning Out My Closet, Sing For The Moment, Hailie's Song, Remember Me,

  • Anonymous

    reasonable doubt In my life time vol 1 Hard knock life vol 2 Life and time s.carter vol 3 The Dynasty Roc la familia The Blue print The Blueprint 2 The Black Album Kingdom Come American Gangster BluePrint 3 Watch the Throne

  • YADIG

    HONORABLE MENTIONS: I AM NOT A HUMAN BEING WE ARE YOUNG MONEY LIGHTS OUT 500 DEGREEZ THA BLOCK IS HOT

  • 4i2

    All eyes on me Ready to Die Reasonable Doubt Illmatic Me against the world Follow me @4i2

  • Anonymous

    No illmatic, no all eyez on me, no get rich or die trying, no Blueprint 1, No paid in full, No chronic, and then this gay fuck mentions carter 2 wat has happened to rap

    • wow

      seriously quit complaining. and let me say i am not supporting mainstream rap i just thing people go about talking it down the wrong way. I'm no Drake or Wayne fan either. though it might sound like it from what i say. If your going to call out the guy, have some originality. Don't just be like every real rap fan in the world and say what has happened to rap and put down lil wayne. Don't name the albums that every person in the world has on their list. Also, you lose all credibility by putting down Carter 2 and then putting a 50 album on your list. I'm sorry and again i'm not promoting wayne i personally don't like his music at all, but the Carter 2 was a far better album than anything 50 has ever put out. Lastly, you say "what has happened to rap". Well to answer, nothing. Yes there maybe artists like Lil Wayne and Soulja Boy, but they are POP. They are only listened to by casual radio listeners. Look at the comments on this site and you will see that all people that actually seriously listen to hip hop like the classics and newer underground stuff like it. So shut up and stop trying to be so cool by criticizing mainstream rap. People like you always stand up and stay stupid stuff about it like "this is not rap". Well your right it's not. So just don't listen to it and remember that it has it's own lane and to let people who like it like it. Also, Drake didn't even put C2 on his list, he shouted it out after as another album he likes. He had to do that or Wayne would have fired him or something. Drake had a much better list then you. Again, I hate mainstream rap also, I just hate when people criticize it like this even more. Just like whatever you like but recognize that everything else has it's lane.

  • LOL

    Drake shoutin out outkast, definitely a good list

  • Anonymous

    36 chambers Lowend Theory/midnight marauders Blueprint illmatic ready to die/life after death

  • OG J Fearing

    honorable mentions: Ghostface Killah Supreme Clientele Outkast Southernplayalisticadillacmuzik NaS Illmatic Notorious B.I.G. Ready to Die BIG L The Big Picture

  • George Phellah Williams

    Illmatic - Nas Train of Thought - Reflection Eternal Midnight Maurader - A Tribe Called Quest Like Water For Chocolate - Common (Sense) Fantastic Vol. 2 - Slum Village too many to name... but these just the first 5 to pop up.

  • onelove

    In no particular order, Nas - Illmatic Gang Starr -Moment of Truth Jay - Reasonable Doubt Biggie - Ready to Die Outkast - Aquemini

  • OG J Fearing

    Rakim Paid in Full Makaveli The Don Killuminati: The 7 Day Theory ATCQ The Low End Theory Raekwon the Chef OB4CL 2Pac All Eyez on Me

  • T-Mac

    1. The Documentary 2. Illmatic 3. Ready To Die 4. Get Rich Or Die Tryin 5. Buck The World

  • Peace

    It Was Written Supreme Clintele Median's Relief ATLiens The Sun Rises In The East

  • Allstar

    1. ATCQ - Midnight Marauders 2. Pete Rock & CL Smooth - The Main Ingredient 3. Pete Rock & INI/Deda - Centre of Attention/The Original Baby Pa 4. Slum Village - Fantastic Vol. 1 5. Jeru the Damaja - The Sun Rises East I cant knock Drakes list, I would be more suprised If It didnt look like that. A persons favourite album is based on longevity/classic songs from start to finish etc to THEMSELVES!

    • Allstar

      Lol. I wouldnt call them lames, just ignorant. Ignorance is bliss. If 50 cent or Lil Wayne appears in your top 5, then you are not aware of stuff that might be better. To be honest I hate top 5 lists top etc. A number of these albums Gangstarr, Eric B. & Rakim etc are all as good as each other.

    • gems

      YO...man you are on some shit....these lames cant see the ILLness in this list...dope

  • Anonymous

    Fuck that let me change #Section80 to Overly Dedicated

  • Swordz

    Shhhiiit MF Doom - MMM.... Food. Food > SW4QW actually. Sorry all.

  • Anonymous

    good conversation starter... props to Drake Stillmatic Get Rich or Die Trying The Cool All Eyez on Me #Section80 sleeper The Neptunes present Clones

  • Anonymous

    1. Illmatic 2. All Eyez on Me 3. Disposable Arts 4. Liquid Swords 5. Hell on Earth

  • Swordz

    Personal Fav top 5 hiphop Stillmatic Nas Silent Weapons 4 Quiet Wars Killamry Chronic 2001 Dr Dre Only built 4 Cuban linx Raewkon Black on both sides Mos Def

  • Anonymous

    No order but top 5 Illmatic Get rich die tryin Black album Ready to die The documentary

  • grip

    forgot to mention Supreme Clientele - Ghostface i know its supposed to be a top 5 but its my list and i dont follow rules to well lol

  • GRIP

    MY TOP 5 ALBUMS The BluePrint - Jay-Z The Salvation - Skyzoo Food And Liquor - Lupe Fiasco The W - Wu-Tang Clan Reasonable Doubt - Jay-Z

  • YADIG

    THE 5 BEST ALBUMS EVER: 1. THA CARTER IV 2. THA CARTER III 3. THAT CARTER II 4. THA CARTER 5. REBIRTH

  • Mr Flamboyant

    He has some cool favorites.

  • The Future

    Top 5 List 1. illmatic 2. All Eyez On Me 3. Life After Death 4. Reasonable Doubt 5. The Blueprint 5B.The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill

  • C.J.

    My Personal Top 5 Albums (in no particular ranking) 1. Dr. Dre - 2001 2. Kanye West - College Dropout 3. Eminem - The Slim Shady LP 4. Outkast - ATLiens 5. Snoop Dogg - Doggystyle

  • Obviously

    GREATEST HIP HOP ALBUMS PERIOD 1)Illmatic 2)Midnight Marauders 3)Ready To Die 4)OC-Word...Life 5)Reasonable Doubt

  • Yall All Are Lame

    Damn man this is DRAKE's list...let him live....IT IS HIS LIST....NOT YOURS....let him live...oh yall want him to say Illmatic...Ready to Die...Slim Shady Lp....them are the albums that influenced him....damn i dont like dude music but damn..yall are corny ass hell. Fuck hip hop fans nowadays...trendy ass kids...followers and less leaders.

  • waltdeez

    I know people are prolly gonna be hatin, but i think marshall mathers lp has to be up for consideration in top 5 all time

    • Doubl Negative

      No, you're completely wrong, Em's an OK emcee, but none of his LPs are worthy of joinin' hip-hop's elite. Drake's list is bullshit as well. Where's Cube, DOOM, DITC, Wu, any Premo album...

    • VG

      That's regarded as Em's best album. but personally i think The Eminem Show is his best

  • Drake Should Stick To Acting

    My personal list might be different, but Drake's list is pretty decent, all things considered. I'm not sure why everyone is so angry.

  • the penguin

    NOOO! NO... DRAKE.. NO, THOSE ARE NOT THE TOP 5 ALBUMS OF ALL TIME...STOP IT IM THE RAP NERD AND YOUR NOT,..... GOSH DARN IDIOT...PHHHH, TAKE YOUR SITTING WITH THE COOL KIDS AT LUNCH SELF SOMEWHERE ELSE...

  • Koko

    My top 5 albums of all time. 1. 36 chambers 2. Illmatic 3. ATLiens 4. The Low End Theory 5. Be (Common album)

  • Anonymous

    hip hop is dead thanks drake for the help looooooooooooooooooooooool

  • Anonymous

    career lol dx faill

  • Mbongeni

    1. My beautiful dark twisted fantasy 2. Graduation 3. The Cool 4. Man on the moon: the end of day 5. Its dark and hell is hot

  • Lol at you people

    Really? Just because your favourites arent on HIS PERSONAL list, does it make him a douche? I dont like him as an artist, but tastes are subjective. Worse than mainstream fans are YOU "real" hiphop fans who entirely dismiss their opinions judging by their music taste. Thats fucking bullshit. And illmatic isnt in my top 5 either, does it make me a hiphop noob if I dont like that album? You people make me laugh.

  • Brandon Hamm

    And another thing... People are dismissing his entire list because Illmatic isn't on it? Just because one album you like isn't on the man's list doesn't mean he doesn't like it either. I'd bet Drake loves Illmatic! It might just not be in his top 5, get over it.

  • Brandon Hamm

    So... Drake includes Biggie, OutKast, Little Brother, Clipse, the best albums from Jay-Z and Snoop Dogg and, yeah, Lil Wayne (can't all be winners) on his list of favorite albums and all people can say is that he's gay? Can somebody explain that to me?

  • Pat R Wood

    -Hell Hath No Fury>Lord Willin' -Reasonable Doubt>The Black Album -No Pac or Nas...really? Honestly tho, does anyone expect much from a dude that was on Degrassi?

  • rap

    1. nas illmatic 2. the game the documentary 3. biggie smalls ready to die 4. 2pac all eyes of me 5. snoop dogg doggystly no order top 5 i think

  • Hypestyle

    Drake needs to give props to people like Run DMC, Public Enemy, Eric B & Rakim, EPMD.. take time out to discover the golden age classics.. that's like today's rock bands only giving props to people from Nirvana on up..

    • vg

      I'm sure with his age he didn't grow up listening to that, that shit is before his time. People keep sticking in the past will never have a future

  • seriouswun

    did he seriously not mention nas? are kidding me? it was written, i am..., stillmatic??? not one? get outta here man SOFT

  • piratosabri

    without ILLMATIC in his top 5 is like a pornstar who don't do ANAL!!!

    • illa

      Lame - Jeru's The Sun Rises in the East is great, classic by all means but for me, not touching Illmatic, due to both production and lyrics, but not far off...1994 was a ill year for hip hop!

    • lame

      man Illmatic is cool but Jeru the damaja..the sun rises in the east...would beat illmatic in a race by a few inches...like go back and listen to that joint...power!

  • ItsTheTruth

    My Personal top 5 No Order 1. It's Dark And Hell Is Hot 2. The Eminem Show 3. Get Rich Or Die Tryin 4. Obie Trice - Cheers (underrated) 5. Joe Budden - Mood Muzik 4 (underrated) I Can't even speak on the 2pac albums, nas albums, big albums cuz that was before my time so I just put what I came up on

  • Anonymous

    we get it drake,... Your Soft!

  • Anonymous

    doggystyle, cool. drake, pussy. big ghost face

  • TRR

    "Im back to say shit you ain't got the guts or the nuts to, pussy go pick your pussy leaves off you cunt tree(country), Fuck you"-Eminem dissing Drake anyone?

    • Willy

      @ NEazy I don't think he's taking any shots at any one person in particular in his music. I think he's taking shots at the genre as a whole, to call out names of every artist he probably doesn't like would take an entire mix-tape/album to do. But on the other side of things, early on in his career he had no problem naming names of rappers (or magazines). I.E. Every song going at Everlast, The Limp Bizkit/Dilated Pupils track on Devils Night, The Sauce, Nail in The Coffin, Go To Sleep etc etc...

    • Neazy

      Yeah, Eminem always does subliminals. He's not the type to name names or make entire mixtapes dissing people he has issues with. ohwait

  • Anonymous

    hhdx has one of the most hate filled comment sections ive ever seen. I dont know if its filled with Teenagers with inferiority complexes or people that like to follow the blog hate bandwagon. No one commented on the list at all but it was "drake is homosexual", "drake is a pussy", etc etc. This nigga is not the best of all time. we know that. Not even close, but damn yall make it seem like this "homosexual" rapper fucked your girl. If you dont like drake thats cool. so what. life goes on. But if you think drake is "gay", then why bother with commenting? It confuses the hell out of me

  • Marcus Dislikesmartdumbpeople Eason

    Correction : You can tell his music ear is limited. The albums he mentioned none of them stand out besides the Big and Jay. *shrug*

  • Marcus Dislikesmartdumbpeople Eason

    You can his exposure or ear is limited.

  • G MON

    I've never really listened to any of Drakes music, most i've heard is that Sprite commercial, it was aight.

  • Anonymous

    Drake's fans have all been molested

  • HRH

    You and the writer of this, Horowitz, should cut your Jewish Beaks off

  • Anonymous

    Drake is gay and his male fans are fuckboys! Dont talk back either you little fruits cause I dont debate with fuckboys so if you reply with anything then you are a fuckboy because it obviously touched a nerve in your frail fairy body.

  • @lias

    At this point of oversaturatedness, anyone with their own style and masters it in this age of monotony i can give respect too.

  • Anonymous

    Darke is Homosexual.

  • YADIG

    YMCMB WE DA BIZNESS!!!

  • Anonymous

    A Shout out to my man Snoop Dogg!!!

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