HipHopDX's Best Rap & Hip Hop Albums Of 2019

HipHopDX's Best Rap & Hip Hop Albums Of 2019

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20.

Sampa The Great - The Return
September 13, 2019
Critic Score
79
10 reviews

18.

Bun B & Statik Selektah - TrillStatik
April 20, 2019
Critic Score
76
2 reviews

17.

Skyzoo & Pete Rock - Retropolitan
September 20, 2019
Critic Score
84
2 reviews

16.

Young Thug - So Much Fun
August 16, 2019
Critic Score
77
10 reviews

So Much Fun popped up practically out of nowhere and to everyone’s surprise it’s debatably his best release thus far; and he knows it.

15.

GoldLink - Diaspora
June 12, 2019
Critic Score
78
6 reviews

Diaspora, his official sophomore offering, takes those deep cuts to the next level and renders his best work to date; operating as a play in two acts.

14.

Benny The Butcher - The Plugs I Met
June 21, 2019
Critic Score
75
2 reviews

13.

Snoop Dogg - I Wanna Thank Me
August 16, 2019
Critic Score
73
2 reviews

12.

EARTHGANG - Mirrorland
September 6, 2019
Critic Score
73
6 reviews
The magic of EarthGang is that they’re able to easily traverse soundscapes that swim against the current while remaining so connected to their southern roots (musically and culturally).

11.

Megan Thee Stallion - Fever
May 17, 2019
Critic Score
82
7 reviews

With her buzz at a new career-high, the Houston native has elevated her status with the release of her debut album, Fever, a relentless onslaught of ratchet gold material that culminates into a modern day street classic.

10.

DaBaby - Kirk
September 27, 2019
Critic Score
69
8 reviews

While a more focused effort across the board would be appreciated, DaBaby’s time is currently now.

10.

DaBaby - Baby On Baby
March 1, 2019
Critic Score
74
3 reviews

9.

Boogie - Everythings For Sale
January 25, 2019
Critic Score
77
8 reviews

The full-length fully introduces the world into a troubled young man with a brilliant mind whose musings are starkly engaging.

8.

Gang Starr - One of the Best Yet
November 1, 2019
Critic Score
72
14 reviews

7.

Denzel Curry - ZUU
May 31, 2019
Critic Score
82
10 reviews

Although the project’s unbridled embrace of such a localized style may limit its mainstream appeal, the LP proves Curry cannot be pigeonholed as an artist.

6.

Tyler, the Creator - IGOR
May 17, 2019
Critic Score
85
21 reviews

On IGOR, Tyler showcases a more polished iteration of the hazy pop he’s been perfecting for years.

5.

Little Brother - May The Lord Watch
August 20, 2019
Critic Score
83
5 reviews

The LP is a dream come true for all the Hip Hop heads who’ve spent years clamoring for this reunion.

4.

Griselda - WWCD
November 29, 2019
Critic Score
84
4 reviews

3.

Dreamville - Revenge of the Dreamers III
July 5, 2019
Critic Score
73
6 reviews

The group effort does serve as an appetizer-inducer for future artists’ projects.

2.

Rapsody - Eve
August 23, 2019
Critic Score
85
9 reviews

Her wordplay wizardry, intricately woven details and unparalleled lyrical prowess emanate from every song.

1.

Freddie Gibbs & Madlib - Bandana
June 28, 2019
Critic Score
84
26 reviews

As the culture is currently enamored with more rhythmic patterns than the meat on the bone, Freddie Gibbs and Madlib have undoubtedly proved they can compete without compromising their composition standards.

Original Source: https://hiphopdx.com/editorials/id.4393/title.the-best-rap-hip-hop-albums-of-2019
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