Rolling Stone Releases List of 200 Greatest Hip-Hop Albums of All Time

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Let’s Get Jessica Starks’ Point of View on the Rolling Stone List

Music publication Rolling Stone Magazine recently revealed their list of the 200 Greatest Hip Hop Albums Of All Time, and it’s got Hip Hop fans and music aficionados alike buzzing and debating!

Do you believe the Golden Age is now??

Check out this quote from the article:

“As we dug and listened, we found ourselves a little less swayed by “golden age” mystique than we might’ve been had we done this list 10 or 15 years ago. One of the incredible things about hip-hop is that it evolves and expands faster than any other genre in music history. To a fan coming up in the era of Cardi or Tyler or Polo G or Playboi Carti, the golden age is now.”

A Summary of the Rolling Stone List

200 is a HUGE list, to say the least, so here’s a brief breakdown:

#200 – Travis Scott, ‘Astroworld’

#100 – Run-D.M.C., ‘Raising Hell’

#50 – EPMD, ‘Strictly Business’

#25 – Eminem, ‘The Marshall Mathers LP’

#10 – Lauryn Hill, ‘The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill’

#1 – The Notorious B.I.G., ‘Ready to Die’

Needless to say, many people had opinions:

Jessica’s take on the comments and the list

Honestly, I agree. Granted, the list was definitely an interesting read, but I don’t believe that the panel fully put into context the time that many of these albums were released and their impact. Hip Hop is more than just a catchy beat or Tik Tok-able lyrics – it’s about impactful music that sticks with people and is just plain good. My list would be much different from this, but everyone is entitled to their opinion, right?

What say you – what would your list of Greatest Hip Hop Albums of all time look like? Who would take your #1 spot? Sound off in the comments!


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