10 Best Hip Hop Album 2010
The 10 best hip hop album 2010 had to offer range from the pop-friendly to the experimental, some influenced by R&B, others the avant garde. MC showcases and production spectacles both find places on the list of the 10 best hip hop album 2010 had to offer. Here are the 10 best hip hop album 2010, the year in music, brought to its lucky listeners.
- "Sir Lucious Left Foot: The Son of Chico Dusty" by Big Boi. This solo effort from the more street half of OutKast is a brilliant showcase for Big Boi's inimitable flow. The best hip hop album 2010 brought to the table is this one, where the various southern rap beats hit hard and the flow is smooth.
- "My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy" by Kanye West. Some thought Kanye's latest was the best hip hop album 2010 had to offer, and it comes a close second on this list. A personal, experimental album, it is not traditional hip hop by any means, sampling prog-rockers King Crimson on the hit single "POWER" and featuring guests as varied as Raekwon of the Wu-Tang Clan and Justin Vernon of indie-folk band Bon Iver.
- "Recovery" by Eminem. Eminem's last couple have been disappointing, but his latest contends for the title of best hip hop album of 2010. His enthusiasm for clever rapping is back, evident in the punchlines and tricky rhymes dotting the disc, especially in the hard hitting opener "Cold Wind Blows."
- "The Lady Killer" by Cee-Lo Green. Home to the breakout hit "F*ck You" (and it's radio-friendly version, "Forget You"), this album is a hip hop and R&B treat. Rap and Motown sounds have rarely sounded this good together.
- "Trill OG" by Bun B. Bun B, one half of seminal Texas rappers UGK, dropped this solo album, a showcase for syrupy slow beats and harder-than-hard rapping. "Trill" means both true and real, and this album is both.
- "Wu-Massacre" by Meth, Rae & Ghost. A short, to the point MC showcase for the Wu's hardest trio matches cinematic beats with street flair in the lyrics. "Gunshowers" finds Method Man rapping harder than he has in years on this contender for the best hip hop album of 2010.
- "Distant Relatives" by Nas & Damian Marley. A collaboration between Bob Marley's most hip hop-oriented son and one of New York's most prominent rappers is as good as its potential, a fiery, political storm of lyrical anger and musical flavor. Both are on top of their game, but Marley truly steals this show on this future classic.
- "B.o.B. Presents: The Adventures of Bobby Ray" by B.o.B. OutKast acolyte B.o.B. mixes pop flavor (collaborations with Hayley Williams of Paramore and Rivers Cuomo of Weezer) with stunning showcases of his underground flow. B.o.B. will be a hip hop album of the year contender for many years to come.
- "Man on the Moon II" by Kid Cudi. This young rapper flows hard and writes sticky hooks. This album with pop crossover potential contended for the title of best hip hop album of 2010.
- "Pilot Talk II" by Curren$y. The best weed rap album of the year is also one of the best hip hop albums of 2010. Curren$y, a New Orleans MC, delivers jokey stoner rap in a smooth flow that's hard to match.