2005 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 2005.

Released albums[edit]

Release Date Artist Album
January 18 The Game The Documentary
January 25 Buck 65 This Right Here Is Buck 65
Spice 1 Dyin' 2 Ball
February 8 Sage Francis A Healthy Distrust
Mike Ladd Negrophilia: The Album
February 22 A Gun Called Tension A Gun Called Tension
Aesop Rock Fast Cars, Danger, Fire And Knives [EP]
Busdriver Fear Of A Black Tangent
TRU The Truth
March 1 Sole Live From Rome
March 3 50 Cent The Massacre
March 8 Boom Bip Blue Eyed In The Red Room
March 22 The Perceptionists Black Dialogue
Prefuse 73 Surrounded By Silence
M.I.A. Arular
March 29 Blueprint 1988
Beanie Sigel The B.Coming
Edan Beauty And The Beat
Will Smith Lost And Found
April 19 Roots Manuva Awfully Deep
May 3 Quasimoto The Further Adventures Of Lord Quas
13 & God 13 & God
May 10 Fannypack See You Next Tuesday
May 17 Nobody And Everything Else
May 24 Common Be
Gorillaz Demon Days
June 14 Odd Nosdam Burner
June 27 Kano Home Sweet Home
June 28 Ying Yang Twins USA (United State Of Atlanta)
Bizarre Hannicap Circus
July 5 Missy Elliott The Cookbook
August 1 Buck 65 Secret House Against The World
August 30 Kanye West Late Registration
September 20 David Banner Certified
September 27 Lil' Kim The Naked Truth
Blackalicious The Craft
October 3 Ms. Dynamite Judgement Days
October 4 Twista The Day After
Atmosphere You Can't Imagine How Much Fun We're Having
Why? Elephant Eyelash
Spice 1 The Truth
Tragedy Khadafi Thug Matrix
October 11 DangerDoom The Mouse And The Mask
October 18 Ninja High School Young Adults Against Science
REV RUN Distortion
November 1 Fatlip The Loneliest Punk
November 15 Mike Ladd Father Divine
November 22 Talib Kweli Right About Now
Rich Boyz Young Ballers: The Hood Been Good to Us

Highest first-week sales[edit]

List of top ten albums with the highest first-week
Number Album Artist 1st-week sales 1st-week position Refs
1 The Massacre 50 Cent 1,140,000 1
2 Late Registration Kanye West 860,000 1
3 The Documentary The Game 586,000 1
4 Curtain Call: The Hits Eminem 441,000 1
5 Get Rich Or Die Tryin' OST Various Artist 317,000 2
6 Tha Carter II Lil Wayne 254,000 2
7 Thoughts Of A Predicate Felon Tony Yayo 214,000 2
8 U.S.A. (United State of Atlanta) Ying Yang Twins 201,000 2
9 Be Common 185,000 2
10 The Cookbook Missy Elliott 176,000 2

Highest critically reviewed albums (Metacritic)[edit]

Number Artist Album Average score Number of reviews Reference
1 M.I.A. Arular 88 33 reviews [1]
2 Kanye West Late Registration 85 31 reviews [2]
3 Edan Beauty And The Beat 85 18 reviews [3]
4 Common Be 83 26 reviews [4]
5 Blueprint 1988 83 9 reviews [5]
6 Gorillaz Demon Days 82 37 reviews [6]
7 Kano Home Sweet Home 82 13 reviews [7]
8 DangerDoom The Mouse And The Mask 81 34 reviews [8]
9 Odd Nosdam Burner 81 9 reviews [9]
10 The Perceptionists Black Dialogue 81 7 reviews [10]

See also[edit]

References[edit]