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The Best Hip Hop Albums of 2021

1.

Little Simz - Sometimes I Might Be Introvert
September 3, 2021
Critic Score
90
35 reviews

2.

Dave - We're All Alone In This Together
July 23, 2021
Critic Score
88
18 reviews

4.

Ghetts - Conflict Of Interest
February 19, 2021
Critic Score
85
9 reviews

5.

SAULT - Nine
June 25, 2021
Critic Score
85
12 reviews

6.

Genesis Owusu - Smiling With No Teeth
March 5, 2021
Critic Score
84
18 reviews

7.

Ray BLK - Access Denied
October 1, 2021
Critic Score
83
7 reviews

8.

Loraine James - Reflection
June 4, 2021
Critic Score
83
9 reviews

9.

Armand Hammer & The Alchemist - HARAM
March 26, 2021
Critic Score
82
8 reviews

10.

KA - A Martyr's Reward
August 13, 2021
Critic Score
82
5 reviews

11.

Lil Nas X - MONTERO
September 17, 2021
Critic Score
81
23 reviews

12.

Nas - King’s Disease II
August 6, 2021
Critic Score
81
11 reviews

13.

Injury Reserve - By the Time I Get to Phoenix
September 15, 2021
Critic Score
81
11 reviews

14.

Kojaque - Town’s Dead
June 25, 2021
Critic Score
80
5 reviews

15.

Paris Texas - BOY ANONYMOUS
May 14, 2021
Critic Score
80
7 reviews

16.

Sleaford Mods - Spare Ribs
January 15, 2021
Critic Score
80
22 reviews

17.

Tony Allen - There Is No End
May 7, 2021
Critic Score
80
11 reviews

18.

Moor Mother - Black Encyclopedia of the Air
September 17, 2021
Critic Score
80
9 reviews

19.

Mach-Hommy - Pray For Haiti
May 21, 2021
Critic Score
80
6 reviews

20.

Vince Staples - Vince Staples
July 9, 2021
Critic Score
79
21 reviews

21.

Isaiah Rashad - The House Is Burning
July 30, 2021
Critic Score
79
9 reviews

22.

Aesop Rock & Blockhead - Garbology
November 12, 2021
Critic Score
78
7 reviews

24.

Pink Siifu - GUMBO'!
August 2, 2021
Critic Score
78
6 reviews

25.

Tinashe - 333
August 6, 2021
Critic Score
77
5 reviews
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