1996 in hip hop music

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List of years in hip hop music

This article summarizes the events, album releases, and album release dates in hip hop music for the year 1996.

Released albums[edit]

Release Date Artist Album
January 9 Kid Rock Early Mornin' Stoned Pimp
The Brotherhood Elementalz
January 23 The D.O.C. Helter Skelter
January 30 Eazy-E Str8 off tha Streetz of Muthaphukkin Compton
February 13 2Pac All Eyez on Me
Fugees The Score
Mad Skillz From Where???
February 20 Lord Finesse Awakening
March 12 Plains of Fascination Join the Ranks
March 19 Bahamadia Kollage
March 26 Busta Rhymes The Coming
Cella Dwellas Realms 'n Reality
April 2 Beastie Boys The In Sound From Way Out!
Geto Boys The Resurrection
April 9 MC Eiht Death Threatz
MC Ren The Villain in Black
April 16 Master P Ice Cream Man
May 7 Kool Keith Dr. Octagonecologyst
May 14 MC Breed To Da Beat Ch'all
Real Live The Turnaround: A Long Awaited Drama
Shyheim The Lost Generation
May 21 Dr. Dre First Round Knock Out
Too $hort Gettin' It (Album Number Ten)
June 4 Digital Underground Future Rhythm
Lost Boyz Legal Drug Money
Ice-T Ice-T VI: Return of the Real
Kool G Rap Rated XXX
June 11 Heather B Takin' Mine
Insane Clown Posse Tunnel of Love
June 18 Heltah Skeltah Nocturnal
June 25 Jay-Z Reasonable Doubt
July 2 Crucial Conflict The Final Tic
De La Soul Stakes Is High
N.W.A Greatest Hits
Nas It Was Written
July 16 Sadat X Wild Cowboys
July 30 A Tribe Called Quest Beats, Rhymes and Life
UGK Ridin' Dirty
August 6 Nine Cloud 9
August 13 Akinyele Put It In Your Mouth
Blahzay Blahzay Blah Blah Blah
Cypress Hill Unreleased and Revamped
August 20 Silkk The Shocker
August 27 A+ Latch Key Child
MC Lyte Bad As I Wanna B
OutKast ATLiens
September 3 Do or Die Picture This
September 16 Big Noyd Episodes of a Hustla
September 17 3-2 The Wicked Buddah Baby
September 24 Dr. Dre Back 'n the Day
The Dayton Family F.B.I. (Fuck Being Indicted)
The Roots Illadelph Halflife
October 1 Ras Kass Soul on Ice
October 15 Da Bush Babees Gravity
Jeru the Damaja Wrath of the Math
Poor Righteous Teachers The New World Order
Xzibit At the Speed of Life
October 22 Westside Connection Bow Down
PMD Business is Business
M.O.P. Firing Squad
October 29 Black Moon Diggin' In Dah Vaults
Da Brat Anuthatantrum
E-40 Tha Hall of Game
Ghostface Killah Ironman
O.G.C. Da Storm
November 5 LL Cool J All World: Greatest Hits
2Pac The Don Killuminati: The 7 Day Theory
November 12 Eminem Infinite
Lil' Kim Hard Core
Snoop Dogg Tha Doggfather
November 19 The Almighty RSO Doomsday: Forever RSO
DJ Shadow Endtroducing.....
Flesh-N-Bone T.H.U.G.S. (Trues Humbly United Gathering Souls)
Foxy Brown Ill Na Na
Mobb Deep Hell on Earth
Shaquille O'Neal You Can't Stop the Reign
November 26 Aftermath Entertainment Dr. Dre Presents the Aftermath
B-Legit The Hemp Museum
Keith Murray Enigma
B.G. Chopper City
December 3 Three 6 Mafia Chapter 1: The End
December 10 Redman Muddy Waters

Highest first-week sales[edit]

List of top ten albums with the highest first-week home market sales
Number Album Artist 1st-week sales 1st-week position Genre
1 The Don Killuminati: The 7 Day Theory 2Pac 664,000 1 West Coast hip hop
2 All Eyez On Me 566,000 1
3 Tha Doggfather Snoop Dogg 478,971 1
4 It Was Written Nas 268,000 1 East Coast hip hop
5 The Score Fugees 205,500 1

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