Rolling Stone's 20 Best Hip-Hop Albums of 2021

Rolling Stone's 20 Best Hip-Hop Albums of 2021

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20.

J. Cole - The Off-Season
May 14, 2021
Critic Score
74
9 reviews
The rapper’s compositions are nimble but his stories feel safe.

19.

Polo G - Hall Of Fame
June 11, 2021
Critic Score
70
4 reviews

17.

MIKE - Disco!
June 21, 2021
Critic Score
80
4 reviews

15.

SahBabii - Do It For Demon
October 27, 2021
Critic Score
70
1 review

14.

Maxo Kream - WEIGHT OF THE WORLD
October 18, 2021
Critic Score
83
2 reviews

13.

Kanye West - Donda
August 29, 2021
Critic Score
57
22 reviews
West’s tenth album is an overlong mess, dotted with moments of sincerity and some spectacular music.

12.

Young Thug - Punk
October 15, 2021
Critic Score
69
9 reviews
While it doesn’t have the standout moments of some of his previous albums, the rapper’s latest LP is a vibrant collection from one of music’s truest eccentrics.

10.

Drake - Certified Lover Boy
September 3, 2021
Critic Score
57
19 reviews

For his part, Drake is rapping at a new level throughout CLB, and it’s worth noting that, as bland as it is by now, these are some of his best tough-guy raps which, perhaps depending on your level of toxic masculinity, is a good thing. 

9.

Pi'erre Bourne - The Life of Pi'erre 5
June 11, 2021
Critic Score
66
5 reviews

7.

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

Despite a big-ass budget and assists from co-writers and producers like Ryan Tedder, Take a Daytrip, and Kanye West, Montero doesn’t contain any “Old Town Road”-scale musical coups. This has always been the paradox at the heart of the Lil Nas X project.

6.

Doja Cat - Planet Her
June 25, 2021
Critic Score
71
19 reviews
The singer’s third album feels like a debut, inviting us deeper than ever into her exquisitely strange and spectacularly camp world.

5.

Megan Thee Stallion - Something for Thee Hotties
October 29, 2021
Critic Score
68
3 reviews

Over the course of 21 tracks—mostly freestyles and unreleased cuts from the prolific rapper’s vaults —it feels like one big delectable but ultimately excessive sugar high.

3.

Tyler, the Creator - CALL ME IF YOU GET LOST
June 25, 2021
Critic Score
87
23 reviews

The rapper’s signature self-awareness has matured into some of the more compelling rap music being made today, and as such Call Me If You Get Lost proves to be Tyler’s best effort to date.

1.

Playboi Carti - Whole Lotta Red
December 25, 2020
Critic Score
69
9 reviews

Playboi Carti—Gen Z’s answer to Nosferatu—performs emotions, toggles between them, and disguises them with a disquieting ease. He has never been more enigmatic.

Original Source: https://www.rollingstone.com/music/music-lists/best-hip-hop-albums-2021-1271697/
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