25 Albums That Changed Hip-Hop Forever

In this week’s NME, we look back at some of the highpoints from 40 years of hip-hop. Here’s some of those landmarks, starting with Run DMC’s ‘Raising Hell’ (1986) which kicked off hip-hop’s golden age. Before the mid-80s, hip-hop, block parties and rapping wasn’t an album-orientated culture. Arguably, it’s this record that changed that.

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  • Added: Aug 5, 2013
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