Ready to DieAs we celebrate our 20th year, the editors trace the evolution of several genres and styles. Here is a list of their favorite and most notable rap albums released since 1992, featuring links to our new and improved album pages.

Beastie Boys - Check Your Head (1992)
Dr. Dre - The Chronic (1992)
A Tribe Called Quest - Midnight Marauders (1993)
Wu-Tang Clan - Enter the Wu-Tang (36 Chambers) (1993)
Nas - Illmatic (1994)
The Notorious B.I.G. - Ready to Die (1994)
Jay-Z - Reasonable Doubt (1996)
Missy Elliott - Supa Dupa Fly (1997)
Mos Def & Talib Kweli - Black Star (1998)
OutKast - Aquemini (1998)
Eminem - The Marshall Mathers LP (2000)
Dizzee Rascal - Boy in da Corner (2003)
Kanye West - The College Dropout (2004)
Madvillain - Madvillainy (2004)
Lil Wayne - Tha Carter II (2005)
J Dilla - Donuts (2006)
T.I. - King (2006)
UGK - Underground Kingz (2007)
Shabazz Palaces - Black Up (2011)
The Roots - Undun (2011)