Top 100 West Coast Hip Hop Albums


Nov 3 2010, 19h34

I saw a similar journal just earlier today and thought to myself, since I'm a huge west coast hip-hop head and love it so much, it only makes sense that me as a regular west coast rap listener makes a list. In case you're unsure, here's the link to the journal that's my main inspiration:

NOTE: No EP(s) are included, which means no "100 Miles and Runnin'", "Kill at Will" or "Kizz My Black Azz".

100. Luniz - Operation Stackola

99. The Pharcyde - Labcabincalifornia

98. Mausberg - Non-Fiction

97. Bloods & Crips - Bangin' On Wax

96. Zion I - Mind over Matter

95. MC Eiht - Death Threatz

94. Too $hort - Shorty The Pimp

93. Freestyle Fellowship - To Whom It May Concern...

92. Mack 10 - Based On A True Story

91. Tha Alkaholiks - Likwidation

90. Ice Cube - Lethal Injection

89. Paris - Sonic Jihad

88. E-40 - In a Major Way

87. Domino - Domino

86. DJ Quik - Balance & Options

85. Eazy-E - Str8 Off Tha Streetz Of Muthaphuckkin Compton

84. Twinz - Conversation

83. Kid Frost - Hispanic Causing Panic

82. 2nd II None - 2nd II None

81. WC - The Shadiest One

80. Dilated Peoples - Expansion Team

79. Daz Dillinger - Retaliation, Revenge and Get Back

78. Souls of Mischief - 93 Til Infinity

77. Kurupt - Tha Streetz Iz A Mutha

76. Kam - Made in America

75. WC & The Maad Circle - Ain't A Damn Thang Changed

74. JT The Bigga Figga - Dwellin' In Tha Lab

73. Mac Dre - Young Black Brotha

72. Spice 1 - 1990-Sick

71. Cypress Hill - III: Temples of Boom

70. South Central Cartel - 'N Gatz We Truss

69. King Tee - IV Life

68. Xzibit - 40 Dayz & 40 Nightz

67. MC Ren - Shock Of The Hour

66. DJ Quik - Under Tha Influence

65. Mac Mall - Illegal Business?

64. Above the Law - Black Mafia Life

63. Digital Underground - Sons of the P

62. Deltron 3030 - Deltron 3030

61. Da Lench Mob - Guerillas In Tha Mist

60. Brotha Lynch Hung - Dinner And A Movie

59. Cypress Hill - Black Sunday

58. Ras Kass - Soul On Ice

57. Westside Connection - Bow Down

56. Paris - Guerrilla Funk

55. Del Tha Funkee Homosapien - I Wish My Brother George Was Here

54. RBL Posse - Ruthless by Law

53. B.G. Knocc Out & Dresta - Real Brothas

52. South Central Cartel - All Day Everyday

51. Above the Law - Uncle Sam's Curse

50. The Game - The Documentary

49. Warren G - Regulate...G Funk Era

48. DJ Quik - Way 2 Fonky

47. Compton's Most Wanted - It's a Compton Thang

46. Ice-T - Power

45. 2Pac - 2Pacalypse Now

44. Too $hort - Short Dog's In The House

43. Compton's Most Wanted - Straight Checkn 'em

42. DJ Quik - Safe + Sound

41. 2Pac/Makaveli - The Don Killuminati: The 7 Day Theory

40. King Tee - Tha Triflin' Album

39. Tha Alkaholiks - 21 & Over

38. Tha Dogg Pound - Dogg Food

37. Too $hort - Get In Where You Fit In

36. King Tee - At Your Own Risk

35. Spice 1 - AmeriKKKa's Nightmare

34. Ice Cube - The Predator

33. 2Pac - All Eyez on Me

32. Spice 1 - Spice 1

31. Xzibit - At The Speed Of Life

30. The Coup - Kill My Landlord

29. The Pharcyde - Bizarre Ride II The Pharcyde

28. Kam - Neva Again

27. The Coup - Steal This Album

26. Paris - The Devil Made Me Do It

25. MC Eiht - We Come Strapped

24. Ice-T - The Iceberg/Freedom of Speech...Just Watch What You Say

23. Too $hort - Life Is ... Too Short

22. DJ Quik - Quik Is The Name

21. Eazy-E - Eazy-Duz-It

20. Dr. Dre - 2001

19. Tha Alkaholiks - Coast II Coast

18. 2Pac - Strictly 4 My N.I.G.G.A.Z.

17. Digital Underground - Sex Packets

16. The Coup - Genocide & Juice

15. Paris - Sleeping With The Enemy

14. Above the Law - Livin' Like Hustlers

13. Cypress Hill - CYPRESS HILL

12. Brotha Lynch Hung - Season Of Da Siccness

11. Spice 1 - 187 He Wrote

10. The D.O.C. - No One Can Do It Better

9. N.W.A - Niggaz4Life

8. Compton's Most Wanted - Music To Driveby

7. Ice-T - O.G. Original Gangster

6. Snoop Dogg - Doggystyle

5. 2Pac - Me Against the World

4. Ice Cube - AmeriKKKa's Most Wanted

3. Dr. Dre - The Chronic

2. N.W.A - Straight Outta Compton

1. Ice Cube - Death Certificate

Comments are appreciated, if you feel I missed something, don't hesitate to mention it!


  • Konkapa

    I think i would put only around 5 of these albums in my top 100:D But it's nice to see you like Death Certificate the most. Such a raw and angry album. My favourite from Ice Cube:)

    Nov 3 2010, 20h22
  • Flesh-n-Bone

    Top 100 west or hip-hop in general? I wouldn't believe you if you said the former because I doubt there are even 100 alternative west coast albums! But thanks for the comment, and yeah Death Certificate is not only the best west coast album, but hip-hop album in general... IMO

    Nov 3 2010, 20h32
  • Konkapa

    Maybe a bit more than 5 but up to 10 only. My top 30 would be east only i guess but by now i'm still unable to make such a list.

    Nov 3 2010, 20h48
  • Flesh-n-Bone

    My top 100 albums of all time has something like 32 west coast albums in it. Most of it is east too but there are also like 20 or so albums from other demographics, meaning about 45 east coast albums in a top 100 which is a lot!

    Nov 3 2010, 20h52
  • Konkapa

    Then 45 is not so bad for a mainly west coast fan:D On the other hand it's natural because the east scene is much bigger. Which east coast album is your favourite?

    Nov 3 2010, 21h01
  • Flesh-n-Bone

    Aside from Public Enemy & "Paul's Boutique" (let's be real, neither are representatives of the east, they just happen to be from there), I honestly can't say I have a true favorite because there's so much the east has to offer. But it might be some sort of fight between "Illmatic", "Live and Let Die" and "36 Chambers". "The Low End Theory" and "Liquid Swords" shouldn't be overlooked either!

    Nov 3 2010, 21h37
  • Konkapa

    All of them are among my favourites:) But not always in my top 10.

    Nov 3 2010, 21h44
  • kenilla

    great list! and I totally agree with Death Certificate being the number 1 album, but no Stones Throw records? :O

    Nov 5 2010, 21h13
  • Flesh-n-Bone

    I've been meaning to check out some of Madlib's stuff and company but I just never gotten around to it because I always have something else higher up in priority. I guess that explains it. And Death Certificate is like I said the best hip-hop album ever IMO, so putting it #1 on a west coast list is a no-brainer!

    Nov 5 2010, 23h46
  • Hulkpool

    the chronic should be number one. no west coast record touches that.

    Nov 30 2010, 21h44
  • Flesh-n-Bone

    gangsta619: Eazy-E didn't even write his lyrics for starters. Besides your opinions are some of the dumbest I've come across, so it should be disregarded in every way possible. ||||||||||||||||| Hulkpool: It should probably rank above Straight Outta Compton, but "Death Certificate" definitely not. That to me is the greatest hip-hop album ever, east or west.

    Dez 1 2010, 0h40
  • Hulkpool

    comes down to personal taste, i guess.

    Dez 1 2010, 0h50
  • Music-Ninja

    Nice List, Put Up Some Good Work here. There Are Two Albums You Should Check out man, One Bad-N-Fluenz & 41fivin' btw: I See You Listened To We're In This Together by Low Profile but i didn't saw it in your list. Did you not like it or just forgot about it ?

    Jan 3 2011, 22h23
  • Flesh-n-Bone

    Obviously forgotten about "We're In This Together". It's been a long time since I listened to it as well, so I should give it another listen. This list is definitely not the 'expert' list it might seem like since I've heard lots of other stuff that I could easily add. I guess 150 would do better, but this one is good as it is, though a change or two might happen if I like an album a lot.

    Jan 4 2011, 2h46
  • Nfeeltraita

    good to see da lench mob "guerillas in the mist" up in there, great list

    Nov 16 2011, 23h27
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