Exclaim!'s Best of 2013:

Top 10 Hip-Hop Albums

> Dec 04 2013

Exclaim!'s Best of 2013: - Top 10 Hip-Hop Albums
By Exclaim! StaffOur Top 10 albums lists by genre continue with our staff picks for the best of hip hop music this year. Click next to read through the albums one by one, or use the list below to skip ahead to your favourites.

Top 10 Hip-Hop Albums of 2013:


To see more of our Year-End Top Tens , head over to our Best of 2013 section.

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So brave.
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Wow no Grand Analog, really shows that ya'll know a thing or two about hip-hop.
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it's because Grand Analog are terrible. It's BEST, not so-so Hip-Hop albums of the year.
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A lot of good albums on that list. I had Oddisee "Tangible Dream" on mine and Ugly Heroes too.
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The second half of LongLiveAsap is awful. How the fuck does it make it to an "album of the year" list. This is more like - rappers we follow that came out with albums this year.
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no j cole? this list is awful lol
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Ferg's album > Rocky's album, IMO
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Yeezus has ya'll fooled with hype. Danny Brown should be #1 IMO. Missing from this list is Grand Analog and Oddisee no doubt.
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The shad album should be number one. The rest of that list should be burned. Drake? asap rocky? That's not even music, let alone hiphop.
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Yeezus is all hype
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pretty good list but acid rap should be further up imo
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I like how Shad is the 4th pick (which is wrong anyway) and isn't even included in the artwork. Typical hype and popularity over substance.
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yesss @ those first two. They both blew my mind.
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Where is R.A The rugged man
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The only album that doesn't belong here is A$AP. Pretty accurate otherwise.
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What about Blu, Black Milk, Oddisee...?
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Rich Kidd In My Opinion!
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this list is wack
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When did exclaim get bought out by pitchfork?
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A lot of ppl making statements about what "real hip hop" is on this thread that dont know wtf theyre talking about. Stay in your lane.
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The only Canadian albums are Shad and Drake? My problem with Shad is that dude is way to safe. He's just boring. Don't get me wrong, he can rap, he can string words together and make them rhyme well....but dude is boring as fuck. He's made the same album over and over again. The fact that Rich Kidd, or Freedom Writers, or NBS or the new D-sisive record didn't make it on here is a joke.
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Shad should have been #1...also very disappointed that Lizzo didn't make the list. If she can get noticed by a publication like Exclaim...then I'm not sure anyone else will take the time to realize she might be the strongest female voice in Hip Hop today.

Sad...and cliched list.
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Kanye West's Yeezus is the worst album of 2013.
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