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The Best Hip Hop Albums of 2012

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

Kendrick Lamar - good kid, m.A.A.d. city
October 22, 2012
Critic Score
90
28 reviews

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

Killer Mike - R.A.P. Music
May 15, 2012
Critic Score
84
23 reviews

3. Angel Haze - Reservation EP

Angel Haze - Reservation EP
July 18, 2012
Critic Score
84
6 reviews

4. Death Grips - The Money Store

Death Grips - The Money Store
April 21, 2012
Critic Score
84
22 reviews

5. El-P - Cancer 4 Cure

El-P - Cancer 4 Cure
May 22, 2012
Critic Score
82
30 reviews

6. Action Bronson / Party Supplies - Blue Chips

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

7. Action Bronson - Rare Chandeliers

Action Bronson - Rare Chandeliers
November 15, 2012
Critic Score
80
9 reviews

8. Ab-Soul - Control System

Ab-Soul - Control System
May 11, 2012
Critic Score
79
10 reviews

9. Plan B - Ill Manors

Plan B - Ill Manors
July 23, 2012
Critic Score
79
10 reviews

10. Roc Marciano - Reloaded

Roc Marciano - Reloaded
November 13, 2012
Critic Score
78
9 reviews

11. Nas - Life is Good

Nas - Life is Good
July 17, 2012
Critic Score
78
27 reviews

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

Big K.R.I.T. - 4eva N a Day
March 5, 2012
Critic Score
77
13 reviews

13. Schoolboy Q - Habits & Contradictions

Schoolboy Q - Habits & Contradictions
January 14, 2012
Critic Score
77
14 reviews

14. The Alchemist - Russian Roulette

The Alchemist - Russian Roulette
July 17, 2012
Critic Score
77
7 reviews

15. Meek Mill - Dreamchasers 2

Meek Mill - Dreamchasers 2
May 7, 2012
Critic Score
77
5 reviews

16. Azealia Banks - Fantasea

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

17. Quakers - Quakers

Quakers - Quakers
March 26, 2012
Critic Score
76
13 reviews

18. Oh No - Ohnomite

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

19. Death Grips - No Love Deep Web

Death Grips - No Love Deep Web
October 1, 2012
Critic Score
76
11 reviews

20. Aesop Rock - Skelethon

Aesop Rock - Skelethon
July 10, 2012
Critic Score
76
18 reviews

21. Karriem Riggins - Alone Together

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

22. Angel Haze - Classick

Angel Haze - Classick
October 25, 2012
Critic Score
76
5 reviews

23. Serengeti - C.A.R.

Serengeti - C.A.R.
July 31, 2012
Critic Score
75
7 reviews

25. Joey Bada$$ - 1999

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