may I point you in the direction of some good hiphop...
mos def -- black on both sides
talib kweli & DJ hitek -- reflection eternal
public enemy -- it takes a nation of millions to hold us / fear of a black planet / he got game / revolverlution
slick rick -- the great adventures of slick rick
gravediggaz -- 6 feet deep
de la soul -- 3 feet high and rising
dr octagon -- dr octagonecolygyst
brotha lynch hung -- season of da siccness
the coup -- steal this album
X Clan -- Xodus / to the east, blackwards
westside -- westside
chuck D -- the autobiography of mistachuck
...well, that'll keep you going for a while! HOpefully others will add more essential hip-hop albums.