2001 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 2001.

Released albums[edit]

Release Date Artist Album
January 16 Daz Dillinger & JT the Bigga Figga Long Beach 2 Fillmoe
February 13 Fredro Starr Firestarr
Smut Peddlers Porn Again
February 27 Big Hawk Hawk
DJ Clue? The Professional 2
Mac Mall Immaculate
Project Pat Mista Don't Play: Everythangs Workin
Silkk the Shocker My World, My Way
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
Run–D.M.C. Crown Royal
April 14 Noah23 Neophyte Phenotype
April 17 Angie Martinez Up Close and Personal
April 18 Coolio Coolio.com
April 24 G Love & Special Sauce The Electric Mile
O.C. Bon Appetit
May 1 J-Live The Best Part
Tha Dogg Pound Dillinger & Young Gotti
Pete Rock PeteStrumentals
May 7 Ugly Duckling Journey to Anywhere
May 8 MC Breed The Fharmacist
Saul Williams Amethyst Rock Star
Hi-Tek Hi-Teknology
May 15 Michael Franti & Spearhead Stay Human
Missy Elliott Miss E... So Addictive
Olivia Olivia
May 22 Kardinal Offishall Quest for Fire: Firestarter, Vol. 1
Lil Jon & The East Side Boyz Put Yo Hood Up
Outsidaz The Bricks
Pastor Troy Face Off
Redman Malpractice
Sticky Fingaz Blacktrash: The Autobiography of Kirk Jones
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
AZ 9 Lives
June 19 Gorillaz Gorillaz
D12 Devil's Night
Sisqo Return Of Dragon
Esham Tongues
June 26 Beanie Sigel The Reason
Lil' Mo Based on a True Story
Screwball Loyalty
Various Artists Big Money Hustlas
July 3 Lil' Romeo Lil' Romeo
Psychopathic Rydas Ryden Dirtay
July 10 Killah Priest Priesthood
Puff Daddy The Saga Continues...
Tha Alkaholiks X.O. Experience
Z-Ro King of da Ghetto
July 17 Bad Azz Personal Business
Dark Lotus Tales from the Lotus Pod
Foxy Brown Broken Silence
Kurupt Space Boogie: Smoke Oddessey
Little-T and One Track Mike Fome Is Dape
July 24 Cormega The Realness
7L & Esoteric The Soul Purpose
Pep Love Ascension
July 31 Tha Eastsidaz Duces 'n Trayz: The Old Fashioned Way
Gangsta Boo Both Worlds *69
August 6 N*E*R*D In Search Of... (first version)
August 7 Jadakiss Kiss tha Game Goodbye
Soulja Slim The Streets Made Me
Krazy Breather Life
August 14 Lisa "Left Eye" Lopes Supernova
August 21 Juvenile Project English
Chino XL I Told You So
August 28 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 Arsonists Date of Birth
Fabolous Ghetto Fabolous
JAY Z The Blueprint
Professor Griff And the Word Became Flesh
September 18 Aesop Rock Labor Days
Gangsta Pat Return of the No. 1 Suspect
Immortal Technique Revolutionary Vol. 1
September 25 Big Syke Big Syke Daddy
Gemini 6:16 The Genesis
Guru Baldhead Slick & da Click
October 2 Ja Rule Pain Is Love
Stu Dent Altered State
October 9 T.I. I'm Serious
No Limit Records West Coast Bad Boyz, Vol. 3: Poppin' Collars
October 16 Blaze Ya Dead Homie 1 Less G n da Hood
Masta Ace Disposable Arts
October 23 Dilated Peoples Expansion Team
C-Murder C-P-3.com
Vanilla Ice Bi-Polar
DMX The Great Depression
Jayo Felony Crip Hop
La Chat Murder She Spoke
October 25 Tunnel Rats Tunnel Vision
October 30 Canibus C! True Hollywood Stories
CunninLynguists Will Rap for Food
Erick Sermon Music
Jermaine Dupri Instructions
Three 6 Mafia Choices: The Album
October 31 Soopafly Dat Whoopty Woop
November 6 The Coup Party Music
Lil' Keke Platinum in da Ghetto
Mitchy Slick Trigeration Station
Outlawz Novakane
Petey Pablo Diary of a Sinner: 1st Entry
The R.O.C. Wormholes
November 13 Eyedea & Abilities First Born
Necro Gory Days
UGK Dirty Money
Swollen Members Bad Dreams
November 20 Ghostface Killah Bulletproof Wallets
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 Busta Rhymes Genesis
Ludacris Word of Mouf
December 1 Braintax Biro Funk
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 15 Cannibal Ox The Cold Vein
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 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 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]

Number Artist Album Average score Number of reviews Reference
1 Aesop Rock Labor Days 92 5 reviews [1]
2 Missy Elliott Miss E... So Addictive 89 16 reviews [2]
3 Jay-Z The Blueprint 88 12 reviews [3]
4 De La Soul AOI: Bionix 77 15 reviews [4]
5 Busta Rhymes Genesis 77 8 reviews [5]
6 Gorillaz Gorillaz 71 18 reviews [6]
7 Eve Scorpion 70 12 reviews [7]
8 Nas Stillmatic 69 12 reviews [8]
9 Wu-Tang Clan Iron Flag 69 12 reviews [9]


  1. ^ "Labor Days by Aesop Rock". Metacritic.com. Retrieved 13 August 2018.
  2. ^ "Miss E... So Addictive by Missy Elliott". Metacritic.com. Retrieved 13 August 2018.
  3. ^ "The Blueprint by Jay-Z". Metacritic.com. Retrieved 13 August 2018.
  4. ^ "AOI: Bionix by De La Soul". Metacritic.com. Retrieved 13 August 2018.
  5. ^ "Genesis by Busta Rhymes". Metacritic.com. Retrieved 13 August 2018.
  6. ^ "Gorillaz by Gorillaz". Metacritic.com. Retrieved 13 August 2018.
  7. ^ "Scorpion by Eve". Metacritic.com. Retrieved 13 August 2018.
  8. ^ "Stillmatic by Nas". Metacritic.com. Retrieved 13 August 2018.
  9. ^ "Iron Flag by Wu-Tang Clan". Metacritic.com. Retrieved 13 August 2018.