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Biggie’s Album Crowned King By Rolling Stone & Cardi B #16

LEGENDS & ICONS OF HIP HOP - Post By Kevin Douglas

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Notorious B.I.G. is known as The King Of New York and Rolling Stone proclaims “Ready to Die” as the greatest in their Top 200 list.

Fans online are in heated debate over the new Rolling Stone list. The critically acclaimed publication is known for dropping lists and fans always speak divisively on the writers picks over the years. Recently, Rolling Stone gave us their picks for the 200 Greatest Hip Hop Albums of All Time, and yet again there is a hot discussion online over it.


To start, they ranked Travis Scott‘s Astroworld at No. 200. Expectedly, Travis fans were not happy with the placement.

“How tf is Astroworld only 200th on Rolling Stone‘s top 200 greatest hip-hop albums of all time,” a Twitter user wrote. The tweet has over 3,000 likes as of this article’s publication.


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This is the Top 10, in order:

1. The Notorious B.I.G., ‘Ready to Die’ (1994)
2. Outkast, ‘Stankonia’ (2000)
3. Jay-Z, ‘The Blueprint’ (2001)
4. Public Enemy, ‘It Takes a Nation of Millions to Hold Us Back’ (1988)
5. Kendrick Lamar, ‘To Pimp a Butterfly’ (2015)
6. Kanye West, ‘My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy’ (2010)
7. Missy Elliott, ‘Miss E… So Addictive’ (2001)
8. Wu-Tang Clan, ‘Enter the Wu-Tang (36 Chambers)’ (1993)
9. A Tribe Called Quest, ‘The Low End Theory’ (1991)
10. Lauryn Hill, ‘The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill’ (1998)

Other appearances include Jay-Z, Kanye West, Dr. Dre, Eminem, Nicki Minaj, Snoop Dogg, Cardi B, Lil Wayne, J Dilla, Clipse, Ice-T, De La Soul, Vince Staples, Kid Cudi, Cypress Hill, Azealia Banks, Eric B & Rakim, Megan Thee Stallion, The Pharcyde, Digable Planets, Lil Uzi Vert, and LL Cool J. This one spans decades and reactions have been visceral, as expected, as not only inclusions are discussed, but their placements on this list, as well.

Below, you can read through a few reactions and let us know what you think.