Hip Hop: The Genre Of The Decade

Updated: Jun 24

Undeniably, hip hop dominated this decade, having established itself as one of the most diverse yet hereditary forces in modern culture. I asked Hip Hop Soc members to pick their top 20 albums of the decade. This pretty banging consensus list is the result:


20. Barter 6 - Young Thug (2015)

19. 4:44 - Jay-Z (2017)

18. Telefone - Noname (2016)

17. Atrocity Exhibition - Danny Brown (2016)

16. Run The Jewels 2 - Run the Jewels (2014)

15. DAMN. - Kendrick Lamar (2017)

14. The Life Of Pablo - Kanye West (2016)

13. Coloring Book - Chance the Rapper (2016)

12. DAYTONA - Pusha T (2018)

11. 2014 Forest Hills Drive - J. Cole (2014)

10. Piñata - Freddie Gibbs and Madlib (2014)

9. Flower Boy - Tyler, the Creator (2017)

8. Take Care - Drake (2011)

7. Some Rap Songs - Earl Sweatshirt (2018)

6. Yeezus - Kanye West (2013)

5. IGOR - Tyler, the Creator (2019)

4. KIDS SEE GHOSTS - KIDS SEE GHOSTS (2018)

3. good kid, m.A.A.d city - Kendrick Lamar (2013)

2. My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy - Kanye West (2010)

1. To Pimp A Butterfly - Kendrick Lamar (2015)


By the way, here's my personal list:

20. 1999 - Joey Bada$$ (2012)

19. DS2 - Future (2015)

18. Wolf - Tyler, the Creator (2013)

17. The Life Of Pablo - Kanye West (2016)

16. Die Lit - Playboi Carti (2018)

15. Barter 6 - Young Thug (2015)

14. Summertime '06 - Vince Staples (2015)

13. Acid Rap - Chance the Rapper (2013)

12. Flower Boy - Tyler, the Creator (2017)

11. DAYTONA - Pusha T (2018)

10. Atrocity Exhibition - Danny Brown (2016)

9. Room 25 - Noname (2018)

8. 4:44 - Jay-Z (2017)

7. Take Care - Drake (2011)

6. Yeezus - Kanye West (2013)

5. good kid, m.A.A.d city - Kendrick Lamar (2012)

4. Some Rap Songs - Earl Sweatshirt (2018)

3. Rodeo - Travis Scott (2015) 2. To Pimp A Butterfly - Kendrick Lamar (2015)

1. My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy - Kanye West (2010)

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