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. Angel Haze - Reservation EP

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Angel Haze - Reservation EP
July 18, 2012
Critic Score
84
4 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. Death Grips - The Money Store

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

6. Nas - Life is Good

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Nas - Life is Good
July 17, 2012
Critic Score
81
19 reviews

7. Action Bronson / Party Supplies - Blue Chips

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

8. Skyzoo - A Dream Deferred

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Skyzoo - A Dream Deferred
October 2, 2012
Critic Score
80
4 reviews

9. Schoolboy Q - Habits & Contradictions

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

10. Roc Marciano - Reloaded

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

11. Ab-Soul - Control System

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

12. Action Bronson - Rare Chandeliers

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

13. 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

14. Aesop Rock - Skelethon

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Aesop Rock - Skelethon
July 10, 2012
Critic Score
77
13 reviews

15. Azealia Banks - Fantasea

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

16. THEESatisfaction - awE naturalE

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THEESatisfaction - awE naturalE
March 27, 2012
Critic Score
76
13 reviews

17. Oh No - Ohnomite

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Oh No - Ohnomite
June 5, 2012
Critic Score
76
4 reviews

18. Serengeti - C.A.R.

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

19. Plan B - Ill Manors

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

20. Karriem Riggins - Alone Together

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Karriem Riggins - Alone Together
October 22, 2012
Critic Score
76
4 reviews

21. Quakers - Quakers

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

22. Joey Bada$$ - 1999

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Joey Bada$$ - 1999
June 12, 2012
Critic Score
75
4 reviews

23. 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

24. The Coup - Sorry to Bother You

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

25. Meek Mill - Dreamchasers 2

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Meek Mill - Dreamchasers 2
May 7, 2012
Critic Score
75
4 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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