Universal Music Group's Respect the Classics campaign is gearing up to re-release some of the defining hip-hop albums of the past two decades. The cross-label campaign—a collaboration between Def Jam, Interscope, Priority, and Virgin Records—will drop several albums in the coming months, including Kanye West's 808s & Heartbreak, Eminem's The Slim Shady LP, 50 Cent's Get Rich or Die Tryin', and N.W.A.'s Straight Outta Compton among others. The Respect the Classics campaign will serve as a salute to the "iconic, genre-defining albums" of the past 25 years in hip-hop.

For a full list of upcoming releases, you can visit Respect the Classics' site.

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