10 Best Hip-Hop Albums of 2014
Don't believe everything your earlobe catches: 2014 was chock-full of good rap music. It was a year where dynamic duos like Killer Mike and El-P, Royce Da 5'9" and DJ Premier, YG and DJ Mustard, and Freddie Gibbs and Madlib made spectacular albums. The last 12 months also saw some newcomers like Travi$ Scott and Schoolboy Q pop up and prove themselves more than worthy, while others, like J. Cole and Common, continued to extend their already solid discographies. The hype isn't real. Rap had a strong year. You just need the right ear to catch all of the good stuff. We've been spinning these projects nonstop, so without any further ado, here are the 10 Best Hip-Hop Albums of 2014.