11. Boogie Down Productions, Criminal Minded (1987)
KRS-One wasn't always the "Teacha." He and the late Scott La Rock, brandishing guns and ammo on the cover, let you know exactly where they were coming from with the title of their seminal 1987 introduction. Its the magna carta of East Coast gangsta rap. And with songs about guns ("My 9mm Goes Bang"), crack ("Remix for P Is Free") and hoodrats ("Super-Hoe"), BDP backs up the title's tough talk musically.