Rolling Stone has rolled out their top 5 ‘greatest rap albums of all time’ and Queen Lauryn Hill tops the list.
The magazine republished their list of the 500 greatest albums of all time. The list originally came out in 2003 and was updated in 2012. To date, the list has been the most widely read and “argued over feature in the history of the magazine” with 63 million views. The site says, “we decided to remake our greatest albums list from scratch. To do so, we received and tabulated Top 50 Albums lists from more than 300 artists, producers, critics, and music-industry figures (from radio programmers to label heads, like Atlantic Records CEO Craig Kallman). The electorate includes Beyoncé, Taylor Swift, and Billie Eilish; rising artists like H.E.R., Tierra Whack, and Lindsey Jordan of Snail Mail; as well as veteran musicians, such as Adam Clayton and the Edge of U2, Raekwon of the Wu-Tang Clan, Gene Simmons, and Stevie Nicks.”
The Top 5 Greatest Rap Albums of All Time list includes,
(1.) The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill- Lauryn Hill
(2.) It Takes a Nation of Millions to Hold Us Back- Public Enemy
(3.) My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy- Kanye West
(4.) To Pimp A Butterfly- Kendrick Lamar
(5.) Ready to Die- The Notorious BIG
Social media reacts to Lauryn Hill be crowned the #1 spot of the rap albums.
Rap? No. R&B? Quite possibly. https://t.co/4Tj34dpeBv
— 🎄🎅🏼❄️☃️🤶🏼🎁 (@earfmuva) September 22, 2020
She sings 65% or this album. She was a vocalist and lyricist…talented af but this is not the greatest Rap Album of all time. Come on now… https://t.co/UU7eVNUNqq
— BLACK NOSTALGIA ON TIKTOK (@just_tracee) September 22, 2020
I’m going to disagree only because i don’t consider this a rap album. It’s a hybrid/crossover project. One of the greatest albums all time period. But not a rap album https://t.co/JegPvDlu74
— Big sleep (@ComedianSleepy) September 22, 2020