Top 20 Hip-Hop Albums of All Time: No. 18
'Enter the Wu-Tang (36 Chambers),' by Wu-Tang Clan
Showcasing RZA's sparse soul-sampling production and a truly insane lineup of diverse MCs, from their debut in 1993 to 2000, Wu-Tang Clan was "nothin' to f--- with." Hitting the scene with unique styles and hardcore, brilliant lyricism, the Wu rapped about kung-fu movies before you nerds grew obsessed and about coke before those brothers from Va. cooked it.