Best Hip Hop Albums of 2010

The Top Ten
1 Recovery - Eminem

The songs are a little bit popish and repetitive and there is no slim shady which kinda sucks. BUT it was a terrible year for hip hop so Eminem will always win just for his lyrics. It was close between this and MBDTF but Kanye has some of the worst lyrics I've ever heard

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!

2 My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy - Kanye West

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

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

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

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

Definitely the best rap album ever.

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

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
10 Thank Me Later - Drake
The Contenders
11 No Mercy - T.I.
12 Reflection Eternal: Revolutions Per Minute - Talib Kweli & Hi-Tek
13 Rise Up - Cypress Hill
14 I Am the West - Ice Cube
15 H.F.M. 2 (Hunger for More 2) - Lloyd Banks
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
18 Big Krit - K.R.I.T. Wuz Here
19 The Old S*** - Insane Clown Posse
20 Uni5: The World's Enemy - Bone Thugs-N-Harmony
21 yU - Before Taxes
22 Freeway & Jake One - Stimulus Package
23 I Am Not a Human Being - Lil Wayne
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