1. Life After Death - Notorious B.I.G
2. Enter the 36 chambers - Wu Tang Clan
3. Midnight Marauders - Tribe Called Quest
Hands down, these are undeniable classics.
But of lately I've been bumping Kendrick Lamar's Section 80, he's definitely got a style all his own. Here are my top 3 from 2010 to present.
1) Give Me My Flowers While I Can Still Smell Them - Blu & Exile
2) Section 80 - Kendrick Lamar
3) The Wonder Years - 9th Wonder
Proof that there's tons of life left in hip-hop.