The Top 12 of 2012

The host of Hip-Hop Hype shares his favorite albums of the year

By Andy MacKay

It was quite a year in the world of hip-hop. A considered classic was released (good kid, m.A.A.d. city), a legend showed his stripes again (Life Is Good), a fat, rhyme-spitting chef dropped two fantastic mixtapes (Blue Chips and Rare Chandeliers), and a 17 year old MC made his mark in the hip-hop community (1999). With that, here is my Top 12 Of 2012 list. I am looking forward to what 2013 has in store!

1. Kendrick Lamar – good kid, m.A.A.d. City
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2. Action Bronson – Blue Chips
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

3.Killer Mike – R.A.P. Music
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

4. Nas – Life Is Good
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

5. Ab-Soul – Control System
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

6. Joey Bada$$ – 1999
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

7. El-P – Cancer 4 Cure
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

8. Schoolboy Q – Habits & Contradictions
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

9. Action Bronson – Rare Chandeliers
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

10. Sean Price – Mic Tyson
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

11. Macklemore & Ryan Lewis – The Heist
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

12. Brother Ali – Mourning In America
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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One Response to “The Top 12 of 2012”
  1. Chris says:

    UMMMM CHAWWWW???? how is cruel summer not on the list?? hello?

    I appreciate you trying to show that you are a true hip hop fan by listing unknown albums but come on.

    food and liquor II- lupe
    based on a true story

    youre better than this

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