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The Best Hip Hop Albums of 2012

1.

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

2.

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

3.

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

4.

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

5.

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

6.

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

7.

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

8.

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

9.

Roc Marciano - Reloaded
November 13, 2012
Critic Score
79
10 reviews

10.

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

11.

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

12.

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

13.

Plan B - Ill Manors
July 23, 2012
Critic Score
77
12 reviews

14.

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

15.

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

16.

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

17.

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

18.

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

19.

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

20.

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

21.

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

22.

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

23.

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

25.

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