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2014

Hip Hop

CRITICS' HIGHEST RATED HIP HOP ALBUMS OF 2014

Run the Jewels - Run the Jewels 2
#1

Run the Jewels

Run the Jewels 2

86
critic score (20)
Vince Staples - Hell Can Wait
#2

Vince Staples

Hell Can Wait

83
critic score (6)
Big K.R.I.T. - Cadillactica
#3

Big K.R.I.T.

Cadillactica

82
critic score (8)
Shabazz Palaces - Lese Majesty
#4

Shabazz Palaces

Lese Majesty

82
critic score (18)
Young Fathers - Dead
#5

Young Fathers

Dead

81
critic score (10)
Freddie Gibbs & Madlib - Piñata
#6

Freddie Gibbs & Madlib

Piñata

80
critic score (13)
Isaiah Rashad - Cilvia Demo
#7

Isaiah Rashad

Cilvia Demo

80
critic score (9)
DJ Quik - The Midnight Life
#8

DJ Quik

The Midnight Life

78
critic score (4)

USERS' HIGHEST RATED HIP HOP ALBUMS OF 2014

Run the Jewels - Run the Jewels 2
#1

Run the Jewels

Run the Jewels 2

84
user score (161)
Open Mike Eagle - Dark Comedy
#2

Open Mike Eagle

Dark Comedy

81
user score (23)
Freddie Gibbs & Madlib - Piñata
#3

Freddie Gibbs & Madlib

Piñata

81
user score (131)
Mick Jenkins - The Water[s]
#4

Mick Jenkins

The Water[s]

81
user score (17)
J. Cole - 2014 Forest Hills Drive
#5

J. Cole

2014 Forest Hills Drive

80
user score (16)
Vince Staples - Hell Can Wait
#6

Vince Staples

Hell Can Wait

79
user score (30)
Big K.R.I.T. - Cadillactica
#7

Big K.R.I.T.

Cadillactica

79
user score (25)
Azealia Banks - Broke With Expensive Taste
#8

Azealia Banks

Broke With Expensive Taste

78
user score (49)

RECENT HIP HOP ALBUMS

Chief Keef - Nobody

Chief Keef

Nobody

Nicki Minaj - The Pinkprint

Nicki Minaj

The Pinkprint

71
critic score (11)
61
user score (11)
Ghostface Killah - 36 Seasons

Ghostface Killah

36 Seasons

69
critic score (8)
76
user score (5)
J. Cole - 2014 Forest Hills Drive

J. Cole

2014 Forest Hills Drive

69
critic score (10)
80
user score (16)
Wu-Tang Clan - A Better Tomorrow

Wu-Tang Clan

A Better Tomorrow

58
critic score (11)
64
user score (7)
A$AP Ferg - Ferg Forever

A$AP Ferg

Ferg Forever

66
critic score (2)
79
user score (4)
Rick Ross - Hood Billionaire

Rick Ross

Hood Billionaire

50
critic score (4)
64
user score (3)
Various Artists - ShadyXV

Various Artists

ShadyXV

44
critic score (4)
22
user score (3)

UPCOMING HIP HOP ALBUMS

Doomtree - All Hands

Doomtree

All Hands

Jan 27, 2015


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Critics' Top Hip Hop Artists

#1

El-P

85
critic score (38)
#2

Kanye West

83
critic score (101)
#3

OutKast

81
critic score (28)
#4

Brother Ali

81
critic score (27)
#5

M.I.A.

80
critic score (55)
#6

Beastie Boys

79
critic score (61)
#7

The Roots

79
critic score (79)
#8

Death Grips

79
critic score (37)