Following a lengthy debate at our headquarters, we created an inherently controversial list featuring 10 of the most classic hip-hop albums of all time. Of course, plenty of albums that could easily be considered classics didn’t make the cut, but we think this list represents different areas, styles and eras equally well.

To make things a little more interesting, we decided to leave out the incredible offerings from hip-hop heavyweights like Jay Z, Nas and Biggie. Among our picks is the A Tribe Called Quest album pictured above, while the rest of the list you’ll find over at Green Label.

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