Numerik, you'd put midnight marauders and illmatic ahead of low end theory? i ain't mad atcha! very good albums. i'll try some other categories, see what ya'll think:
Best Hip Hop compilation ever: Soundbombing 2.
Most Lyrically Gifted emcee: Mos Def (Check out his verse on "thieves in the night" off of the black star album)
To everybody going to audiotistic:
(I can't go)