2004 in hip hop music

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This article summarizes the events, album releases, and album release dates in hip hop music for the year 2004.

Released albums[edit]

Release Date Artist Album Label
January 20 Dizzee Rascal Boy In Da Corner
January 27 Twista Kamikaze
February 3 Danger Mouse The Grey Album
February 10 Kanye West College Dropout
March 1 Noah23 & Jaffa Gate Ancient Israelites Older Than Anorthosite Northstar Imprint[1]
March 2 Cee-Lo Green Cee-Lo Green Is The Soul Machine
Beans Now Soon Someday [EP]
March 3 Tunnel Rats Tunnel Rats Uprok Records
March 16 cLOUDDEAD Ten
March 23 Madvillain Madvillainy
Cypress Hill Till Death Do Us Part
N.E.R.D. [The Neptunes] Fly Or Die
Blockhead Music By Cavelight
Murs Murs 3:16 The 9th Edition
Usher Confessions
April 6 Dilated Peoples Neighborhood Watch
April 13 Plague Language Farewell Archetypes Legendary Entertainment, Plague Language[2]
April 20 Automato Automato
Ghostface Killah The Pretty Toney Album
April 27 D12 D12 World
May 18 The Streets A Grand Don't Come For Free
Method Man Tical 0: The Prequel
May 20 Lecrae Real Talk Reach Records
June 1 Masta Killa No Said Date
June 8 The X-Ecutioners The Revolutions
Spice 1 The Ridah
June 15 Beastie Boys To The 5 Boroughs
June 22 Jadakiss Kiss Of Death
Erick Sermon Chilltown New York
June 27 Noah23 Sigma Octantis Legendary Entertainment, Plague Language[3]
Noah23 Mitochondrial Blues Legendary Entertainment, Plague Language[4]
June 29 Lloyd Banks The Hunger For More
Slum Village Detroit Deli: A Taste of Detroit
The Goodie Mob One Monkey Don't Stop No Show
Headset Space Settings
July 13 The Roots The Tipping Point
August 3 Viktor Vaughn Venomous Villain [VV:2]
Masta Ace A Long Hot Summer
August 10 Shyne Godfather Buried Alive
Brand Nubian Fire In The Hole
Mobb Deep Amerikaz Nightmare
August 17 Northern State All City
213 The Hard Way
August 24 Mase Welcome Back
Young Buck Straight Outta Ca$hville
August 31 LL Cool J The DEFinition
September 7 Rob Sonic Telicatessen
September 14 Dizzee Rascal Showtime
Nelly Suit
Sweat
September 21 k-os Joyful Rebellion
Jean Grae This Week
Lil' Romeo Romeoland
September 28 Talib Kweli The Beautiful Struggle
Heiruspecs A Tiger Dancing
October 5 De La Soul The Grind Date
October 12 Gold Chains And Curly Cie When The World Was Our Friend
Mos Def The New Danger
October 19 Beans Shock City Maverick
October 26 Afrika Bambaataa Dark Matter: Moving At The Speed Of Light
Trick Daddy Thug Matrimony: Married to the Streets
November 1 Noah23 Jupiter Sajitarius 2nd Rec[5]
November 9 Handsome Boy Modeling School White People
Fabolous Real Talk
Ja Rule R.U.L.E.
November 12 Eminem Encore
November 16 Snoop Dogg R&G (Rhythm & Gangsta): The Masterpiece
MF Doom MM..Food
Chingy Powerballin'
Lil Jon Crunk Juice
November 30 Nas Street's Disciple
December 7 Cam'ron Purple Haze
Ludacris The Red Light District
December 14 Xzibit Weapons Of Mass Destruction
December 21 2Pac Loyal to the Game

Highest first-week sales[edit]

List of top ten albums released in 2004, according to first-week home market sales.
Number Album Artist 1st-week sales 1st-week position
1 Encore Eminem 710,000 1
2 D12 World D12 544,000 1
3 The College Dropout Kanye West 441,000 2
4 The Hunger for More Lloyd Banks 433,000 1
5 Suit Nelly 396,000 1
6 To the 5 Boroughs Beastie Boys 360,000 1
7 Sweat Nelly 342,000 2
8 The Red Light District Ludacris 322,000 1
9 Kamikaze Twista 312,000 1
10 Straight Outta Cashville Young Buck 261,000 3

Highest critically reviewed albums (Metacritic)[edit]

Number Artist Album Average score Number of reviews Reference
1 Madvillain Madvillainy 93 20 reviews [6]
2 Dizzee Rascal Boy In Da Corner 92 28 reviews [7]
3 The Streets A Grand Don't Come For Free 91 30 reviews [8]
4 Dizzee Rascal Showtime 87 28 reviews [9]
5 Kanye West College Dropout 87 25 reviews [10]
6 Cee-Lo Green Cee-Lo Green Is The Soul Machine 86 19 reviews [11]
7 MF Doom MM..Food 81 22 reviews [12]
8 De La Soul The Grind Date 80 21 reviews [13]
9 Nas Street's Disciple 80 16 reviews
10 Clouddead Ten 74 22 reviews

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