BEST OF
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 (19)
Big K.R.I.T. - Cadillactica
#2

Big K.R.I.T.

Cadillactica

85
critic score (7)
Vince Staples - Hell Can Wait
#3

Vince Staples

Hell Can Wait

83
critic score (6)
Shabazz Palaces - Lese Majesty
#4

Shabazz Palaces

Lese Majesty

81
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 (119)
Freddie Gibbs & Madlib - Piñata
#2

Freddie Gibbs & Madlib

Piñata

81
user score (119)
Open Mike Eagle - Dark Comedy
#3

Open Mike Eagle

Dark Comedy

81
user score (19)
Mick Jenkins - The Water[s]
#4

Mick Jenkins

The Water[s]

80
user score (15)
Vince Staples - Hell Can Wait
#5

Vince Staples

Hell Can Wait

79
user score (24)
Clipping - CLPPNG
#6

Clipping

CLPPNG

78
user score (58)
Azealia Banks - Broke With Expensive Taste
#7

Azealia Banks

Broke With Expensive Taste

77
user score (34)
Shabazz Palaces - Lese Majesty
#8

Shabazz Palaces

Lese Majesty

77
user score (61)

RECENT HIP HOP ALBUMS

Rick Ross - Hood Billionaire

Rick Ross

Hood Billionaire

50
critic score (4)
60
user score (2)
Big K.R.I.T. - Cadillactica

Big K.R.I.T.

Cadillactica

85
critic score (7)
77
user score (15)
Hail Mary Mallon - Bestiary

Hail Mary Mallon

Bestiary

80
critic score (1)
87
user score (3)
Azealia Banks - Broke With Expensive Taste

Azealia Banks

Broke With Expensive Taste

75
critic score (11)
77
user score (34)
Theophilus London - Vibes

Theophilus London

Vibes

63
critic score (4)
69
user score (4)
Dels - Petals Have Fallen

Dels

Petals Have Fallen

80
critic score (3)
71
user score (1)
Run the Jewels - Run the Jewels 2

Run the Jewels

Run the Jewels 2

86
critic score (19)
84
user score (119)
Black Milk - If There's A Hell Below

Black Milk

If There's A Hell Below

75
critic score (6)
72
user score (5)

UPCOMING HIP HOP ALBUMS

Wu-Tang Clan - A Better Tomorrow

Wu-Tang Clan

A Better Tomorrow

Dec 2, 2014
Ghostface Killah - 36 Seasons

Ghostface Killah

36 Seasons

Dec 9, 2014
Lil Wayne - Tha Carter V

Lil Wayne

Tha Carter V

Dec 31, 2014
50 Cent - Street King Immortal

50 Cent

Street King Immortal

Dec 31, 2014


Listen: Wu-Tang Clan - A Better Tomorrow
Video: Eminem featuring Sia - Guts Over Fear
Video: Atmosphere - Fortunate
Listen: Pusha T – “Lunch Money” (Prod. Kanye West)

Critics' Top Hip Hop Artists

#1

El-P

85
critic score (38)
#2

Kanye West

83
critic score (100)
#3

OutKast

81
critic score (27)
#4

Brother Ali

81
critic score (27)
#5

M.I.A.

80
critic score (55)
#6

The Roots

79
critic score (78)
#7

Beastie Boys

79
critic score (61)
#8

Death Grips

79
critic score (37)