Best Hip Hop Albums of 2010

The Top Ten
1 Recovery - Eminem Recovery - Eminem Product Image

He is the reason the world had to show more respect to rap. Even at 38 he hits it hard and sad to say, the best rappers are seemingly about to retire. From Eminem and Jay-Z we've come to B.O. B, Nelly and Whiz Khalifa. Hopefully Em will do another 5-10 years before calling quits.

Eminem's comeback and does really well, just a shame the collaborations were bad.

Not only best rap album of the year... It is best selling album of the year!

The last real rapper in the game, this is just the best album of the year..

2 My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy - Kanye West My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy - Kanye West Product Image

I think it's blasphemous that Recovery is rated as a better album than MBDTF on here. MBDTF is genius production-wise, combining strings, soul samples, guitars, and other elements of production, and truly cinematic composition to create a very grandiose album without ever feeling overwhelming. Lyrically Kanye can come off as corny sometimes on here but the subject matters and flow are very interesting here. Recovery, on the other hand, was a decent at best album that showcased Eminem, once called one of the best rappers of all time, selling out with horrible pop songs like "Not Afraid" and "Love the Way You Lie" with bad mainstream beats and corny punchlines. I guess the content on there was OK but it got repetitive. I just don't see how Recovery is a better album than My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy, sorry Eminem stans. MBDTF was probably the best hip hop album of 2010, even though I think To Pimp a Butterfly by Kendrick Lamar has surpassed it this year.

This remains one of the best hip-hop albums of the past 10 years. Production wise the album is flawless and for someone to have so many features on an album and for it still to be this good is very rare
There must be a lot of stans that visit this site to have voted Eminem into the top 5 albums of 2010, let alone first place by a 10% margin

I didn't care much for Kanye West until I heard this. A brilliantly crafted album. Possibly one of the finest albums of all time.

This is a good list. One of the most entertaining, innovative, and creative albums I've ever listened to. Kanye is a genius

3 Distant Relatives - Nas & Damian Marley Distant Relatives - Nas & Damian Marley Product Image

A excellent positive & enjoyable album! Africa need attention and Nas & Damian Marley made it! My favorite album of ALL TIME! - Whosme2011

Definitely a lyricist like Nas has to take the cake. The album is not that bad overall. Much better than that Recovery - robertoantonioortuso

4 Pilot Talk - Curren$y Pilot Talk - Curren$y Product Image
5 Sir Lucious Left Foot... The Son Of Chico Dusty - Big Boi Sir Lucious Left Foot... The Son Of Chico Dusty - Big Boi Product Image
6 How I Got Over - The Roots How I Got Over - The Roots Product Image
7 B.o.B Presents: The Adventures of Bobby Ray - B.o.B B.o.B Presents: The Adventures of Bobby Ray - B.o.B Product Image

Definitely the best rap album ever. - Celestius

8 Man On the Moon, Vol. II: The Legend of Mr. Rager - Kid Cudi Man On the Moon, Vol. II: The Legend of Mr. Rager - Kid Cudi Product Image

A lot of people like to hate on cudi because they don't understand his music. But he doesn't make music for everybody he makes for him and the fans that are just like him. On this album he pushed the envelope on how far he could go it was more genre bending and his lyrics were even realer.

9 Trill O.G. - Bun B Trill O.G. - Bun B Product Image

best rapper alive! trill o. g smashes it! r. i. p pimp c!

10 Thank Me Later - Drake Thank Me Later - Drake Product Image
The Contenders
11 No Mercy - T.I. No Mercy - T.I. Product Image

WAY WAY WAY UNDER RATED

IF U READ THIS LISTEN TO ALL THE SONGS ON THE ALBUM AND U RATE THIS ITS THE BEST BY 13 BILLION KM

ESPECILLY THATS ALL SHE WROTE FEAT. EMINEM

12 Reflection Eternal: Revolutions Per Minute - Talib Kweli & Hi-Tek Reflection Eternal: Revolutions Per Minute - Talib Kweli & Hi-Tek Product Image
13 Rise Up - Cypress Hill Rise Up - Cypress Hill Product Image
14 I Am the West - Ice Cube I Am the West - Ice Cube Product Image
15 H.F.M. 2 (Hunger for More 2) - Lloyd Banks H.F.M. 2 (Hunger for More 2) - Lloyd Banks Product Image
16 Shad - TSOL

Lyricism, flow, and very relatable. He's got blue collar swag, and everyone should give him a listen. Proud to be Canadian.

17 Pilot Talk II - Curren$y Pilot Talk II - Curren$y Product Image
18 Big Krit - K.R.I.T. Wuz Here Big Krit - K.R.I.T. Wuz Here Product Image
19 The Old S*** - Insane Clown Posse
20 Uni5: The World's Enemy - Bone Thugs-N-Harmony Uni5: The World's Enemy - Bone Thugs-N-Harmony Product Image
21 yU - Before Taxes yU - Before Taxes Product Image
22 Freeway & Jake One - Stimulus Package Freeway & Jake One - Stimulus Package Product Image
23 I Am Not a Human Being - Lil Wayne I Am Not a Human Being - Lil Wayne Product Image
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