Best Hip Hop Albums of 2012

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1. Kendrick Lamar - good kid, m.A.A.d. city

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Kendrick Lamar - good kid, m.A.A.d. city
October 22, 2012
Critic Score
87
19 reviews

2. El-P - Cancer 4 Cure

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El-P - Cancer 4 Cure
May 22, 2012
Critic Score
84
21 reviews

3. Death Grips - The Money Store

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Death Grips - The Money Store
April 24, 2012
Critic Score
83
17 reviews

4. Killer Mike - R.A.P. Music

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Killer Mike - R.A.P. Music
May 15, 2012
Critic Score
83
18 reviews

5. Action Bronson / Party Supplies - Blue Chips

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Action Bronson / Party Supplies - Blue Chips
March 12, 2012
Critic Score
81
5 reviews

6. Nas - Life is Good

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Nas - Life is Good
July 17, 2012
Critic Score
80
21 reviews

7. Schoolboy Q - Habits & Contradictions

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Schoolboy Q - Habits & Contradictions
January 14, 2012
Critic Score
80
12 reviews

8. Roc Marciano - Reloaded

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Roc Marciano - Reloaded
November 13, 2012
Critic Score
80
9 reviews

9. Ab-Soul - Control System

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Ab-Soul - Control System
May 11, 2012
Critic Score
80
7 reviews

10. Action Bronson - Rare Chandeliers

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Action Bronson - Rare Chandeliers
November 15, 2012
Critic Score
78
7 reviews

11. Aesop Rock - Skelethon

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Aesop Rock - Skelethon
July 10, 2012
Critic Score
78
14 reviews

12. Brother Ali - Mourning in America and Dreaming in Color

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Brother Ali - Mourning in America and Dreaming in Color
September 18, 2012
Critic Score
78
8 reviews

13. Azealia Banks - Fantasea

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Azealia Banks - Fantasea
July 11, 2012
Critic Score
77
6 reviews

14. Serengeti - C.A.R.

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Serengeti - C.A.R.
July 31, 2012
Critic Score
76
7 reviews

15. Plan B - Ill Manors

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Plan B - Ill Manors
July 23, 2012
Critic Score
76
7 reviews

16. Quakers - Quakers

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Quakers - Quakers
March 26, 2012
Critic Score
75
10 reviews

17. Big K.R.I.T. - 4eva N a Day

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Big K.R.I.T. - 4eva N a Day
March 5, 2012
Critic Score
75
12 reviews

18. The Coup - Sorry to Bother You

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The Coup - Sorry to Bother You
October 30, 2012
Critic Score
75
8 reviews

19. Slaughterhouse - Welcome to: Our House

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Slaughterhouse - Welcome to: Our House
August 28, 2012
Critic Score
75
6 reviews

20. Rick Ross - Rich Forever

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Rick Ross - Rich Forever
January 6, 2012
Critic Score
75
10 reviews

21. The Alchemist - Russian Roulette

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The Alchemist - Russian Roulette
July 17, 2012
Critic Score
75
5 reviews

22. Various Artists - The Man With the Iron Fists

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Various Artists - The Man With the Iron Fists
October 23, 2012
Critic Score
74
6 reviews

23. Death Grips - NO LOVE DEEP WEB

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Death Grips - NO LOVE DEEP WEB
October 1, 2012
Critic Score
74
9 reviews

24. Saigon - The Greatest Story Never Told Chapter 2: Bread and Circuses

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Saigon - The Greatest Story Never Told Chapter 2: Bread and Circuses
November 6, 2012
Critic Score
74
5 reviews

25. JJ Doom - Key to the Kuffs

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JJ Doom - Key to the Kuffs
August 21, 2012
Critic Score
73
14 reviews

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NOTE: Albums must be rated by at least 5 publications to be included in this list.

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