Rolling Stone's 20 Best Hip-Hop Albums of 2019

Rolling Stone's 20 Best Hip-Hop Albums of 2019

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20.

Post Malone - Hollywood's Bleeding
September 6, 2019
Critic Score
71
8 reviews

The rapper’s third album further demonstrates his gift for turning dreamy darkness into Top 40 gold.

19.

Grip - Snubnose
October 11, 2019

18.

NoCap - The Hood Dictionary
November 19, 2019
Critic Score
63
2 reviews

17.

Kota the Friend - Foto
May 15, 2019
Critic Score
90
1 review

16.

Kanye West - JESUS IS KING
October 25, 2019
Critic Score
54
26 reviews

The scope here is narrow, a distillation that clearly brings West some measure of comfort, but it comes with a simplification of the music itself.

15.

Rod Wave - Ghetto Gospel
November 1, 2019
Critic Score
68
2 reviews

14.

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

Easily one of the best rap records of the year, it’s the sound of a skilled artist becoming a vital one, and asserting her place not only in the genre but in the world.

13.

Freddie Gibbs & Madlib - Bandana
June 28, 2019
Critic Score
84
26 reviews
The hip-hop production wizard and charismatic MC team up for another head-spinning album.

12.

Juice WRLD - DEATH RACE FOR LOVE
March 8, 2019
Critic Score
61
14 reviews

While his melodrama tends to grow old over the course of a 22-track, 72-minute album, it is captivating in small doses.

11.

Calboy - Wildboy
May 31, 2019
Critic Score
70
1 review

10.

Rico Nasty & Kenny Beats - Anger Management
April 25, 2019
Critic Score
74
6 reviews

This overpowering 18-minute release reveals Rico and Kenny to be the most high-voltage rapper-producer combo around.

8.

BROCKHAMPTON - GINGER
August 23, 2019
Critic Score
72
12 reviews

The 13-member “boy band” zips between sounds, signifiers and moods, usually staying on the surface but sometimes showing real depth.

7.

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

6.

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

DaBaby was born for stardom, and, judging from KIRK, he seems to love it.

5.

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

Across IGOR, he achieves a happy balance by tempering his wonky song structures bordering on the surreal and dogged pursuit of synthgasms with a clear narrative arc and careful calculated swerves in tone and texture.

4.

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

2.

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

The album feels like a hinge, a turning point, for better or worse, as Thug has finally garnered the mainstream acceptance and exposure to match his talent.

1.

Polo G - Die a Legend
June 7, 2019
Critic Score
81
3 reviews
Original Source: https://www.rollingstone.com/music/music-lists/20-best-hip-hop-albums-of-2019-931888/
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