8. THE BLUEPRINT (2001)
Production: Bink!, Just Blaze, Kanye West, Timbaland, Trackmasters
Acclaim: A pristine marriage of head-nodding chipmunk-soul and top-grade lyricism, Hov toasts to his abundance of money, cars, haters and love for girls (a full decade before Blue Ivy’s birth).
Peak moment: Eminem spreads the religious imagery on thick during the final verse of “Renegade,” declaring war on Mormons (a full decade before Mitt Romney’s presidential run).