HipHopDX's Top 25 Albums of 2012

HipHopDX's Top 25 Albums of 2012

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¡Mayday! - Take Me To Your Leader
March 26, 2012
Critic Score
80
2 reviews

Big Boi - Vicious Lies and Dangerous Rumors
December 11, 2012
Critic Score
71
23 reviews

What is technically Big Boi’s third solo outing (if we’re counting Speakerboxxx), is a calculated risk that pays off for open-minded fans.

Big K.R.I.T. - Live from the Underground
June 5, 2012
Critic Score
74
16 reviews

With transcendent execution, Live From The Underground fittingly builds upon this mission, and likewise never loses sight of what got Justin Scott to this point.

May 22, 2012
Critic Score
82
30 reviews

Gangrene - Vodka & Ayahuasca
January 24, 2012
Critic Score
69
6 reviews

October 22, 2012
Critic Score
90
31 reviews

With Good Kid, m.A.A.d. City, Compton's flag bearer unveils a group of songs equally potent individually and collectively, meeting the mainstream and rabid fans in the middle, improbably touching that thinnest slice between mass appeal and mass respect.

May 15, 2012
Critic Score
84
24 reviews

With El-P as its catalyst, R.A.P. Music puts Mike on display has he doles out unheard levels of indignation, fury, and passion.

Lupe Fiasco - Food & Liquor 2: The Great American Rap Album Pt. 1
September 25, 2012
Critic Score
67
20 reviews

Rap’s resident Judo master of juxtaposition sounds inspired again, dishing out shifting dichotomies through a scattering of deliveries without encroaching on petulance.

MHz - MHz Legacy
October 30, 2012
Critic Score
77
3 reviews

July 17, 2012
Critic Score
78
27 reviews

Rapsody - The Idea of Beautiful
August 28, 2012
Critic Score
80
3 reviews

November 13, 2012
Critic Score
79
10 reviews

Marciano's outright refusal to relinquish his old school ways and broaden his reach results in enjoyable glorified crime fiction that could render him archaic sooner rather than later, but for right now it's perfect.

Sean Price - Mic Tyson
October 30, 2012
Critic Score
82
5 reviews

Skyzoo - A Dream Deferred
October 2, 2012
Critic Score
80
4 reviews

T.I. - Trouble Man: Heavy Is the Head
December 18, 2012
Critic Score
65
14 reviews

Trouble Man: Heavy Is The Head sees T.I. reclaiming his spot as a force to be reckoned with.

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

Although it feels druggy and improvisational at times, the outcome is soberingly great. 

Original Source: https://hiphopdx.com/editorials/id.2015/title.hiphopdxs-top-25-albums-of-2012
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