2001 in hip hop music

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This article summarizes the events, album releases, and album release dates in hip hop music for the year 2001.

Released albums[edit]

Release Date Artist Album Label
January 16 Daz Dillinger & JT the Bigga Figga Long Beach 2 Fillmoe
February 13 Fredro Starr Firestarr
February 27 Silkk The Shocker My World, My Way
Run–D.M.C. Crown Royal
Big Hawk Hawk
Mac Mall Immaculate
Project Pat Mista Don't Play: Everythangs Workin
March 6 Eve Scorpion
Daz Dillinger & JT the Bigga Figga Game for Sale
March 20 Layzie Bone Thug by Nature
The Beatnuts Take It or Squeeze It
Mr. Short Khop Da Khop Shop
Bizzy Bone The Gift
Kam Kamnesia
Trick Daddy Thugs Are Us
March 27 2Pac Until The End Of Time
Yukmouth Thug Lord: The New Testament
KRS-One The Sneak Attack
Rasheeda Dirty South
April 3 Cappadonna The Yin and the Yang
April 14 Noah23 Neophyte Phenotype Plague Language[1]
April 18 Coolio Coolio.com
April 24 G Love & Special Sauce The Electric Mile
May 1 J-Live The Best Part
Tha Dogg Pound Dillinger & Young Gotti
May 8 MC Breed The Fharmacist
May 15 Michael Franti & Spearhead Stay Human
Missy Elliott Miss E... So Addictive
Olivia Olivia
May 22 Redman Malpractice
Sticky Fingaz Blacktrash: The Autobiography of Kirk Jones
Outsidaz The Bricks
Pastor Troy Face Off
Kardinal Offishall Quest for Fire: Firestarter, Vol. 1
June 5 St. Lunatics Free City
Turk Young & Thuggin'
Kool Keith Spankmaster
Tragedy Khadafi Against All Odds
June 12 Stereo MC's Deep Down & Dirty
Jay Tee So Cold
June 19 Gorillaz Gorillaz
D12 Devil's Night
Sisqo Return Of Dragon
Esham Tongues
June 26 Lil' Mo Based on a True Story
Beanie Sigel The Reason
Screwball Loyalty
July 3 Lil' Romeo Lil' Romeo
July 10 Tha Liks X.O. Experience
P. Diddy The Saga Continues...
Z-Ro King of da Ghetto
Killah Priest Priesthood
July 17 Kurupt Space Boogie: Smoke Oddessey
Bad Azz Personal Business
Foxy Brown Broken Silence
Lil' O Da Fat Rat wit da Cheeze
July 24 Cormega The Realness
July 31 Tha Eastsidaz Duces 'n Trayz: The Old Fashioned Way
Soopafly Dat Whoopty Woop
Gangsta Boo Both Worlds *69
August 6 N.E.R.D. [The Neptunes] In Search Of... [First Version]
August 7 Jadakiss Kiss tha Game Goodbye
Soulja Slim The Streets Made Me
Krazy Breather Life
August 21 Juvenile Project English
Chino XL I Told You So
August 28 The RZA Digital Bullet
Brotha Lynch Hung & C-Bo Blocc Movement
Tech N9ne Anghellic
Krayzie Bone Thug on da Line
Dru Down Pimpin' Phernelia
September 11 Professor Griff And the Word Became Flesh
Arsonists Date Of Birth
Jay-Z The Blueprint
Fabolous Ghetto Fabolous
September 18 Aesop Rock Labor Days
Gangsta Pat Return of the No. 1 Suspect
September 25 Big Syke Big Syke Daddy
Gemini 6:16 The Genesis
October 2 Ja Rule Pain Is Love
October 9 T.I. I'm Serious
October 16 Blaze Ya Dead Homie 1 Less G n da Hood
October 17 Kelis Wanderland
October 18 Masta Ace Disposable Arts
October 23 DMX The Great Depression
Dilated Peoples Expansion Team
C-Murder C-P-3.com
Outlawz Novakane
Jayo Felony Crip Hop
October 25 Tunnel Rats Tunnel Vision
October 30 Jermaine Dupri Instructions
Three 6 Mafia Choices: The Album
October 31 Canibus C! True Hollywood Stories
November 6 The Coup Party Music
Petey Pablo Diary of a Sinner: 1st Entry
Mitchy Slick Trigeration Station
November 13 Busta Rhymes Genesis
Ghostface Killah Bulletproof Wallets
UGK Dirty Money
Necro Gory Days
November 16 Lil' Keke Platinum in da Ghetto
November 20 Kid Rock Cocky
G. Dep Child of the Ghetto
Mac Dre It's Not What You Say... It's How You Say It
Timbaland & Magoo Indecent Proposal
November 27 Ludacris Word Of Mouf
December 4 De La Soul AOI: Bionix
Cypress Hill Stoned Raiders
Nate Dogg Music and Me
Mack 10 Bang or Ball
South Park Mexican Never Change
Fat Joe Jealous Ones Still Envy (J.O.S.E.)
OutKast Big Boi and Dre Present...OutKast
December 11 Warren G The Return of the Regulator
Mobb Deep Infamy
December 18 Nas Stillmatic
Wu-Tang Clan Iron Flag
Master P Game Face
Mystikal Tarantula
Ruff Ryders Ryde or Die Vol. 3: In the "R" We Trust
Lil' Bow Wow Doggy Bag

Highest first-week sales[edit]

List of top ten albums with the highest first-week
Number Album Artist 1st-week sales 1st-week position
1 The Great Depression (DMX album) DMX 439,000 1
2 Until The End of Time 2Pac 427,000 1
3 The Blueprint Jay-Z 420,000 1
4 Devil's Night (album) D12 372,000 1
5 Pain Is Love Ja Rule 361,000 1
6 Stillmatic Nas 342,000 8
7 Doggy Bag Lil' Bow Wow 320,000 11
8 Word of Mouf Ludacris 281.000 3
9 Project English Juvenile 213,000 2
10 Kiss tha Game Goodbye Jadakiss 204,000 5

Highest critically reviewed albums (Metacritic)[edit]

List of hip hop albums which received "Universal acclaim" at Metacritic
Number Artist Album Average score Number of reviews Reference
1 Missy Elliott Miss E... So Addictive 89 16 reviews [2]
2 Jay-Z The Blueprint 88 12 reviews [3]
3 The Coup Party Music 85 11 reviews [4]

See also[edit]