Top 20 Albums of 2011


2011 was a good year for rap music.  Was it a landmark year like ’88 or ’93? No, but this year was the first year is a while where we saw not one or two but a wave of new artists make names for themselves and doing it by going outside of the usual rap powers that be.  With that being said, here’s my top 20 Hip-Hop releases of the year along with my favorite track off each release.  enjoy.


01. Danny Brown – XXX

Song Pick: “30” (prod. by Skywlkr)


02. G-Side – Island

Song Pick: “Cinematic” (prod. by Block Beataz)


03. Kendrick Lamar – Section 80

Song Pick: “HiiiPower” (prod. by J. Cole)


04. The Roots – Undun

Song Pick: “The Otherside”


05. Big K.R.I.T. – Return of 4eva

Song Pick: “Time Machine”  


06. CurrenSy & Alchemist – Covert Coup

Song Pick: “Full Metal” (prod. by Alchemist)


07. 2 Chainz – T.R.U. REALigion

Song Pick: “Spend It” (prod. by Drumma Boy)


08.  A$AP Rocky – Live Love A$AP

Song Pick: “Bass” (prod. by Clams Casino)


09.  DOPEHEAD – Plaid Palm Trees

Song Pick: “Young Dog” (prod. by Drumma B)


10.  Action Bronson – Dr. Lecter

Song Pick: “Shiraz” (prod. by Tommy Mas)


11. Juicy J & Lex Luger – Rubber Band Business 2

Song Pick: “Stoners Night” (prod. by Juicy J & Teezio)


12. Main Attrakionz  – 808’s & Dark Grapes II

Song Pick: “Nothin’ Gonna Change” (prod. by Silky Johnson) 


13.  Elzhi – Elmatic

Song Pick: “Detroit State Of Mind” (prod. by Will Sessions)


14.  Quelle Chris – Shotgun & Sleek Rifles

Song Pick: “By The Duffles” (prod. by Quelle)


15.  Pharoahe Monch – W.A.R.

Song Pick: “Clap (One Day)” feat. Showtyme & Boogie Blind (prod. by M-Phazes)


16. Schoolboy Q  – Setbacks

Song Pick: “Druggys Wit Hoes” (prod. by Nez & Rio)


17.  Greenberg – Greenberg

Song Pick: “Hoard 90” feat. Roc Marciano (prod. by Alchemist)


18. 50 Cent  – The Big Ten

Song Pick: “Stop Crying” (prod. by !llmind)


19. Phonte  – Charity Starts At Home

Song Pick: “The Good Fight” (prod. by 9th Wonder)


20. Oddisee – Rock Creek Park

Song Pick: “Scenic Route To You” (prod. by Oddisee)

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