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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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