Best Hip Hop Albums of 2011

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1. Shabazz Palaces - Black Up

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Shabazz Palaces - Black Up
June 28, 2011
Critic Score
85
16 reviews

2. Saigon - The Greatest Story Never Told

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Saigon - The Greatest Story Never Told
February 15, 2011
Critic Score
84
6 reviews

3. Big K.R.I.T. - Return Of 4eva

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Big K.R.I.T. - Return Of 4eva
March 22, 2011
Critic Score
83
7 reviews

4. Drake - Take Care

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Drake - Take Care
November 15, 2011
Critic Score
83
22 reviews

5. G-Side - The ONE...COHESIVE

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G-Side - The ONE...COHESIVE
January 3, 2011
Critic Score
83
4 reviews

6. Danny Brown - XXX

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Danny Brown - XXX
August 15, 2011
Critic Score
82
5 reviews

7. Freddie Gibbs - Cold Day in Hell

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Freddie Gibbs - Cold Day in Hell
October 31, 2011
Critic Score
82
4 reviews

8. The Roots - Undun

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The Roots - Undun
December 6, 2011
Critic Score
82
16 reviews

9. Kendrick Lamar - Section.80

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Kendrick Lamar - Section.80
July 2, 2011
Critic Score
81
5 reviews

10. A$AP Rocky - LiveLoveA$AP

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A$AP Rocky - LiveLoveA$AP
October 31, 2011
Critic Score
80
9 reviews

11. Doomtree - No Kings

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Doomtree - No Kings
November 22, 2011
Critic Score
79
5 reviews

12. AraabMuzik - Electronic Dream

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AraabMuzik - Electronic Dream
June 14, 2011
Critic Score
79
5 reviews

13. Curren$y - Covert Coup

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Curren$y - Covert Coup
April 20, 2011
Critic Score
78
5 reviews

14. Death Grips - Exmilitary

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Death Grips - Exmilitary
April 26, 2011
Critic Score
78
4 reviews

15. Kanye West & Jay-Z - Watch the Throne

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Kanye West & Jay-Z - Watch the Throne
August 8, 2011
Critic Score
77
16 reviews

16. DJ Quik - Book of David

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DJ Quik - Book of David
April 19, 2011
Critic Score
77
5 reviews

17. Beastie Boys - Hot Sauce Committee Pt. 2

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Beastie Boys - Hot Sauce Committee Pt. 2
May 3, 2011
Critic Score
77
19 reviews

18. Tech N9ne - All 6's and 7's

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Tech N9ne - All 6's and 7's
June 7, 2011
Critic Score
76
5 reviews

19. Evidence - Cats & Dogs

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Evidence - Cats & Dogs
September 27, 2011
Critic Score
76
5 reviews

20. Killer Mike - PL3DGE

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Killer Mike - PL3DGE
May 17, 2011
Critic Score
76
8 reviews

21. Curren$y - Weekend at Burnie's

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Curren$y - Weekend at Burnie's
June 28, 2011
Critic Score
75
10 reviews

22. G-Side - iSLAND

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G-Side - iSLAND
January 1, 2011
Critic Score
75
5 reviews

23. Random Axe - Random Axe

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Random Axe - Random Axe
June 14, 2011
Critic Score
74
8 reviews

24. Tyler, the Creator - Goblin

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Tyler, the Creator - Goblin
May 10, 2011
Critic Score
73
19 reviews

25. Serengeti - Family & Friends

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Serengeti - Family & Friends
July 19, 2011
Critic Score
73
6 reviews

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NOTE: Albums must be rated by at least 4 publications to be included in this list.

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