There were many great rap albums released in the 00s. The albums on this list are all influential works that are still inspiring hip-hop today. I have ranked the albums in order of the dates they were released, not in order of importance (that would just be too hard). So here they are, the most influential rap albums released in the 00s.
1. Eminem – the Marshall Mathers LP
The third studio album by Eminem was released in 2000 and forever changed rap music. The album was produced most notably by Dr. Dre and Eminem. The album received mainstream success and has been and continues to be praised by critics. The effect this album had on hip-hop is immense, making it one of the most influential rap albums released in the 00s. The album has been certified Diamond and has sold more than 20 million copies worldwide.