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Best Hip Hop Albums of 2012

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

Kendrick Lamar - good kid, m.A.A.d. city
October 22, 2012
CRITIC SCORE
89
Based on
18 reviews





2. El-P - Cancer 4 Cure

El-P - Cancer 4 Cure
May 22, 2012
CRITIC SCORE
85
Based on
21 reviews





3. Angel Haze - Reservation EP

Angel Haze - Reservation EP
July 18, 2012
CRITIC SCORE
85
Based on
4 reviews





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

Killer Mike - R.A.P. Music
May 15, 2012
CRITIC SCORE
84
Based on
18 reviews





5. Death Grips - The Money Store

Death Grips - The Money Store
April 24, 2012
CRITIC SCORE
84
Based on
16 reviews





6. Nas - Life is Good

Nas - Life is Good
July 17, 2012
CRITIC SCORE
82
Based on
18 reviews





7. Action Bronson / Party Supplies - Blue Chips

Action Bronson / Party Supplies - Blue Chips
March 12, 2012
CRITIC SCORE
81
Based on
5 reviews





8. Schoolboy Q - Habits & Contradictions

Schoolboy Q - Habits & Contradictions
January 14, 2012
CRITIC SCORE
80
Based on
12 reviews





9. Skyzoo - A Dream Deferred

Skyzoo - A Dream Deferred
October 2, 2012
CRITIC SCORE
80
Based on
4 reviews





10. Plan B - Ill Manors

Plan B - Ill Manors
July 23, 2012
CRITIC SCORE
80
Based on
4 reviews





11. Ab-Soul - Control System

Ab-Soul - Control System
May 11, 2012
CRITIC SCORE
80
Based on
7 reviews





12. Roc Marciano - Reloaded

Roc Marciano - Reloaded
November 13, 2012
CRITIC SCORE
79
Based on
9 reviews





13. Aesop Rock - Skelethon

Aesop Rock - Skelethon
July 10, 2012
CRITIC SCORE
79
Based on
13 reviews





14. Joey Bada$$ - 1999

Joey Bada$$ - 1999
June 12, 2012
CRITIC SCORE
78
Based on
4 reviews





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

Brother Ali - Mourning in America and Dreaming in Color
September 18, 2012
CRITIC SCORE
78
Based on
8 reviews





16. Quakers - Quakers

Quakers - Quakers
March 26, 2012
CRITIC SCORE
78
Based on
10 reviews





17. Action Bronson - Rare Chandeliers

Action Bronson - Rare Chandeliers
November 15, 2012
CRITIC SCORE
77
Based on
6 reviews





18. THEESatisfaction - awE naturalE

THEESatisfaction - awE naturalE
March 27, 2012
CRITIC SCORE
77
Based on
13 reviews





19. Azealia Banks - Fantasea

Azealia Banks - Fantasea
July 11, 2012
CRITIC SCORE
77
Based on
6 reviews





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

Big K.R.I.T. - 4eva N a Day
March 5, 2012
CRITIC SCORE
76
Based on
11 reviews





21. Karriem Riggins - Alone Together

Karriem Riggins - Alone Together
October 22, 2012
CRITIC SCORE
76
Based on
4 reviews





22. Serengeti - C.A.R.

Serengeti - C.A.R.
July 31, 2012
CRITIC SCORE
76
Based on
7 reviews





23. Meek Mill - Dreamchasers 2

Meek Mill - Dreamchasers 2
May 7, 2012
CRITIC SCORE
76
Based on
4 reviews





24. Slaughterhouse - Welcome to: Our House

Slaughterhouse - Welcome to: Our House
August 28, 2012
CRITIC SCORE
75
Based on
6 reviews





25. The Coup - Sorry to Bother You

The Coup - Sorry to Bother You
October 30, 2012
CRITIC SCORE
75
Based on
8 reviews





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