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In this episode of the C-List, Dariany Santana counts down the 5 greatest debut albums in hip-hop history. Creating a flawless project is a difficult task to accomplish, but the five artists chosen here delivered by far exceeding expectations on their first attempt. From incredible lyricism to timeless production releases like The Notorious B.I.G.'s Ready to Die and Illmatic from Nas are indisputable classics and rightfully take their position on the list. The West Coast earns their own time in the spotlight too thanks to Dr. Dre's 1992 masterpiece The Chronic. Which album is No. 1? Watch above to find out.

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