Top Ten Hip Hop Albums of the 2010s


The Top Ten

1 King - Kollegah

20 full tracks. No intro, no outro, no skit. Length varies from 2 and a half to 7 and a half minutes. Overall album length: 75 minutes of pure music.

The lyrics are 5 out of 5. In almost every single line there is something breathtaking. Kollegah rhymes as complex as it gets, but still remains unpredictable. But that is not the greatest aspect. Even greater is the extremely intelligent play on words. Kollegah makes heavy use of homophones to create double entendres, often so hidden you don't get the line until you hear the song again.

Here's an example: "fairen Steuern" (=fair taxes) and "Fähren steuern" (=to drive ferries) are pronounced exactly the same. Now Kollegah says what translates to "You can't make that much money with fair taxes/driving ferries like a ship's captain". And lines like this appear about every ten seconds throughout the albums. Kollegah does not have a variety of different topics but he portrays what he wants to be ...more - Martin_Canine

2 All-Amerikkkan Bada$$ - Joey Bada$$
3 Hydra 3D - Dat Adam
4 Trouble Man: Heavy is the Head - T.I.
5 Food & Liquor II: The Great American Rap Album, Pt. 1 - Lupe Fiasco
6 The Life and Times of Jonny Valiant - Rittz
7 Planktonweed Tape - SpongeBozz
8 R.A.P. Music - Killer Mike
9 My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy - Kanye West
10 Zuhältertape Vol. 4 - Kollegah Zuhältertape Vol. 4 - Kollegah

The Contenders

11 Cadillactica - Big K.R.I.T.
12 If You're Reading This It's Too Late - Drake
13 2014 Forest Hills Drive - J. Cole
14 The Incredible True Story - Logic
15 Asphalt Massaka 3 - Farid Bang
16 At. Long. Last. Asap - A$ap Rocky
17 No News is Good News - Phonte
18 Watch the Throne - Kanye West & Jay-Z
19 NWA - Shindy
20 The Heist - Mackelmore and Ryan Lewis
21 Grüner Samt - Marsimoto Grüner Samt - Marsimoto
22 To Pimp a Butterfly - Kendrick Lamar
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List Stats

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Top Remixes

1. King - Kollegah
2. My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy - Kanye West
3. Hydra 3D - Dat Adam
1. All-Amerikkkan Bada$$ - Joey Bada$$
2. Trouble Man: Heavy is the Head - T.I.
3. The Life and Times of Jonny Valiant - Rittz


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