It’s the end of the year, and we are celebrating some of the amazing albums that we loved. Here’s a year of review for our top 12 hip-hop albums of 2021.
Certified Lover Boy – Drake
Drake’s sixth full length album with production and features from Young Thug, Ty Dolla $ign, Travis Scott, Project Pat, Lil’ Wayne, Future, and more.
DONDA – Kanye West
Kanye’s 10th full length album. The 27-track project was originally set to release July 2020, but was held off for August 2021.
MONTERO – Lil Nas X
Lil Nas X’s melodious debut album which includes music from Megan The Stallon, Elton John, Doja Cat, JACK HARLOW, and Miley Cyrus.
Planet Her – Doja Cat
Doja Cat’s third full length album with features from JID, SZA, The Weekend, Young Thug, and Ariana Grande.
The Off Season – J. Cole
J Cole’s sixth full length album with features from 6lack, Bas, Morray, Lil Baby, and 21 Savage.
King’s Disease II – Nas & Hit-Boy
Nas sequel to his 2020 project ‘King’s Diesease’ featuring songs from Lauryn Hill, Charlie Wilson, YG, Blxst, Eminem, and A Boogie Wit Da Hoodie.
Snoop Dogg Presents: The Algorithm – Snoop Dogg
Snoop’s first released under Def Jam with features from Eric Bellinger, Busta Rhymes, D Smoke, Fabulous, Method Man, Usher, Blxst, and more.
Call Me If You Get Lost – Tyler, the Creator
Tyler, The Creator’s sixth full length album with features from 42 Dogg, Pharrell Williams, Pharrell Williams, Domo Genesis, Lil Uzi Vert, and more.
The Melodic Blue – Baby Keem
Baby Keem’s debut full length album with guest appearances from Travis Scott, Don Toliver and Kendrick Lamar.
The Voice of the Heroes – Lil Baby and Lil Durk
The 18 track collaborative project from Lil Baby and Lil Durk with features from Rod Wave, Young Thug, Travis Scott and Meek Mill.
An Evening With Silk Sonic – Silk Sonic
Anderson.Paak and Bruno Mars full length collaboration. The album was inspired by 1970s funk, soul and R&B.
Detroit 2 – Big Sean
Big Sean’s fifth full length album with features from Jhené Aiko, Diddy, Kash Doll, Dom Kennedy, Nipsey Hussle and more.