2011 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 2011.

Events[edit]

January[edit]

February[edit]

  • For the rap categories of the 2011 Grammy Awards, Eminem wins two Grammy Awards for Best Rap Solo Performance and Best Rap Album while Jay-Z wins Best Rap/Sung Collaboration, Best Rap Performance by a Duo or a Group, and Best Rap Song.[citation needed]
  • Eminem pairs up with auto manufacturer Chrysler to star in a two-minute-long advertisement that aired during the 2011 Super Bowl, which was hailed by critics as being "authentic" and "rousing", and which is reported to have contributed to the boost in Chrysler's first quarter profits.[3][4][5]

March[edit]

April[edit]

May[edit]

  • M-Bone of Cali Swag District dies from multiple gun wounds in front of his house in Inglewood, California.[9]

June[edit]

July[edit]

August[edit]

September[edit]

October[edit]

November[edit]

December[edit]

Released albums[edit]

Release Date Artist Album Notes Refs
January 1 G-Side The One...Cohesive
January 6 Verbal Kent Save Yourself
January 11 DJ Vlad Presents… M-Eighty Taking Back What’s Mine: The Official Compilation Album
Freeway & Statik Selektah Statik-Free EP
The Jacka Flight Risk
Lecrae Rehab: The Overdose
  • Debuted at No. 15 on the Billboard 200
Schoolboy Q Setbacks
  • Debuted at No. 100 on the Billboard 200
Philthy Rich Trip’n 4 Life
Shunda K The Most Wanted
Turf Talk Turf Sinatra
January 18 Andre Nickatina & The Jacka My Middle Name Is Crime EP (Physical Release)
Yukmouth & DJ Fresh Thuggin And Mobbin
Keak da Sneak, P.S.D. Tha Drivah & Messy Marv Da Bidness Part II
IMAKEMADBEATS IMAKEMADBEATS
Madlib Madlib Medicine Show No. 11: Low Budget High Fi Music
Mistah F.A.B., DJ Rah2k & The Empire I Found My Backpack
Lil B Angels Exodus
Kottonmouth Kings Present… X Pistols Shoot To Kill
Sha Stimuli Unsung Vol. 1: The Garden of Eden
Playalitical AmeriCon
January 25 Talib Kweli Gutter Rainbows
  • Debuted at No. 29 on the Billboard 200
Sam Sneed Street Scholars
Layzie Bone Thug Luv
Paul Wall Politics As Usual
Trackademicks State Of The Arts
The Jacka Presents… Joe Blow You Should Be Payin Me: Street Album
Late Presents… Final Penalty The Pay Scale
Tech N9ne & DJ Whoo Kid Bad Season (Reissue)
  • Debuted at No. 118 on the Billboard 200
Tricksta & Deeze Late Nights Early Mornings
Blaqstarr The Divine EP
February 1 Ayatollah Fingertips
Deltron 3030 Deltron 3030 (Reissue) (Vinyl Release)
DJ Revolution Presents… Malcolm and Martin Life Doesn't Frighten Me…
The Lost Children of Babylon Present… Atma Beyond Birth And Death
Random & Lost Perception Black Materia: Final Fantasy VII
The Insane Warrior We Are Doorways
Skepta Doin' It Again (International Release)
Trae Traebute: Side 2
February 4 The General P.R. Terrorist Presents… Bugsy Da God The Terrorist Advocate
February 8 Big K.R.I.T. & Grillade The Wuz Here Sessions
Count Bass D & DJ Pocket In The Loop Partie Deux
Danny Brown The Hybrid (Deluxe Edition)
Hell Rell & J.R. Writer Gun Clap
L.B.C. Crew Haven’t You Heard…
Lord Superb Perb Made It Possible
MC Magic The Rewire
Melrose Melrose
Rasco Next Stop: Seattle
Slaughterhouse Slaughterhouse EP
  • Debuted at No. 147 on the Billboard 200
Wise Intelligent The UnConKable Djezuz Djonez
February 15 40 Glocc & DJ Nik Bean C.O.P.S. (Cripping On Public Streets)
Alexander Green Alexander Green
Beans End It All
Blanco American Psycho
Blu Amnesia
East Coast Avengers Present… DC The Midi Alien Avengers Airwaves
Frank Nitt Jewels In My Backpack
Keak da Sneak and DJ Fresh Sneakacydal Returns
KRS-One and Showbiz Godsville
Lil' Kim Black Friday: The Mixtape
Madchild Banned From America
MF Doom Special Herbs: The Box Set Vol. 0-9 (Box Set) (Vinyl Release)
Saigon The Greatest Story Never Told
  • Debuted at No. 61 on the Billboard 200
Sims & Lazerbeak Bad Time Zoo
Torae Heart Failure
Torch UFO
Chris Faust FAUST
February 22 Bizzy Bone Mr. Ouija
Da Circle 360° Deal
H.I.S.D. The Weakend
Joell Ortiz Free Agent
  • Debuted at No. 173 on the Billboard 200
K-Rino Alien Baby
Layzie Bone The Definition
The Meaning
Mohammad Dangerfield Mohammad Dangerfield
Strong Arm Steady Arms & Hammers
Swifty McVay HellToTellTheCaptain LP
T.I. No Mercy (Vinyl Release)
Top S Raz The New Flesh
March 1 Apollo Brown Clouds
Doap Nixon Gray Poupon
J-Love Egotistical Maniac
Pastor Troy Still Troy
Shad iTunes Session
Short Dawg Fresh Muzik Volume 1
The Strength The Appetizer
March 8 DMX Greatest Hits With A Twist
Esoteric Boston Pharaoh
Lil Jon and The East Side Boyz Crunkest Hits
Lupe Fiasco Lasers
Mac Lethal Fast As Hell Though EP
Mr. Capone-E & Mr. Criminal South Side's Most Wanted
Raekwon Shaolin vs. Wu-Tang
  • Debuted at No. 12 on the Billboard 200
Reks R.E.K.S. (Rhythmatic Eternal King Supreme)
Three Times Dope The Sequel (Reissue)
WC Revenge of the Barracuda
March 15 Action Bronson Dr. Lecter
AP.9 Relentless
Beneficence Sidewalk Science
Decon Records Closed Sessions: ATX
Keak da Sneak The Best of Thizz Iz All N da Doe
Lil' Keke Ridin' Wit Da Top Off Volume 1
The Boy Boy Young Mess Presents… Various Artists Paper Bag Money
Planet Asia The Bar Mitzvah
Rappin' 4-Tay Still Standing
Roc Marciano Marcberg (Vinyl Release)
$hamrock Tha WyteRapper Show
Techniec and L's The Blacklist
March 22 Baby Bash Bashtown
B.A.M. The Overload EP
Crooked I Million Dollar Story EP
CunninLynguists Oneirology
DJ Deadeye Substance Abuse
Gucci Mane The Return of Mr. Zone 6
  • Debuted at No. 18 on the Billboard 200
Horse Shoe G.A.N.G. Firing Squad
Kool Moe Dee Kool Moe Dee (Reissue)
Luck-One True Theory
Pharoahe Monch W.A.R. (We Are Renegades)
  • Debuted at No. 55 on the Billboard 200
Zion I & The Grouch Heroes In The Healing Of The Nation
March 29 40 Glocc, Spider Loc & DJ Drama Graveyard Shift
DJ Spinna & Mr. Thing The Beat Generation (10th Anniversary Collection)
E-40 Revenue Retrievin': Graveyard Shift
  • Debuted at No. 40 on the Billboard 200
Revenue Retrievin': Overtime Shift
  • Debuted at No. 42 on the Billboard 200
Lee Bannon Bannon’s BigToyBox II: Circus Cuts
Mac Miller On And On And Beyond
  • Debuted at No. 55 on the Billboard 200
Max B Vigilante Season
  • Debuted at No. 200 on the Billboard 200
Noah23 Fry Cook on Venus [28]
Snoop Dogg Doggumentary
  • Debuted at No. 8 on the Billboard 200
  • Singles included "Wet", "Boom"
Wiz Khalifa Rolling Papers
April 5 Ab-Soul Longterm Mentality
Bizzy Bone & Layzie Bone Bone Brothers IV
Blueprint Adventures in Counter-Culture
Brotha Lynch Hung Coathanga Strangla
  • Debuted at No. 68 on the Billboard 200
Ill Bill & Vinnie Paz Heavy Metal Kings
Jim Jones Capo
  • Debuted at No. 20 on the Billboard 200
Tahsan Dorrsett The Legend Of Tashan Dorrsett
Mac Lethal North Korean BBQ
Mr. Cheeks Presents… The Lost Boyz Mafia The Lost Boyz Mafia (Revolver Edition)
Pastor Troy H.N.I.C.
Rapper Big Pooh Fat Boy Fresh Volume One: For Members Only
Snowgoons Presents… Savage Brothers & Lord Lhus The Iron Fist
Sunspot Jonz Galaxy Of Dreams
Tarek & Luss The Minds Of Tarek & Luss
April 12 9th Prince Salute The General EP
Atmosphere The Family Sign
  • Debuted at No. 13 on the Billboard 200
Classified Hand Shakes & Middle Fingers
  • Debuted at No. 7 on the Canadian Albums Chart
Dreddy Kruger Presents… Think Differently Music Wu-Tang Meets The Indie Culture: The Lost Files
Foreign Legion Night Moves
J. Rocc Some Cold Rock Stuf
Mack 10 & Malone Money Music
Moka Only Airport 5
Moke & Tone Shot Heard ‘Round the World
stic.man The Workout
Swollen Members Dagger Mouth
  • Debuted at No. 15 on the Canadian Albums Chart
Monsta Pacific Coast Highway
April 19 Berner The White Album
Blu Her Favorite Colo(u)r (Reissue)
Cam'ron & Vado Gunz n' Butta
  • Debuted at No. 78 on the Billboard 200
Coalmine Records Can You Dig It?
Coughee Brothaz Fresh Brew
Damu the Fudgemunk How It Should Sound Volume 1 & 2 (Physical Release)
Daz Dillinger D.A.Z.
Del the Funky Homosapien Golden Era Triple Pack
DJ Quik The Book of David
  • Debuted at No. 55 on the Billboard 200
!llmind Behind The Curtain
Spice 1 Spice N Erbzz
SNO Year Round
April 20 Kottonmouth Kings Legalize it
Opio & Equipto Red X Tapes
April 26 Bambu …Exact Change… (Reloaded)
Blue Sky Black Death Noir
Big Hutch Only God Can Judge Me
May 3 Beastie Boys Hot Sauce Committee Part Two
  • Debuted at No. 2 on the Billboard 200
Big Scoob Damn Fool
Blitz the Ambassador Native Sun
The Jacka We Mafia
May 4 Lastchild The Humble & Low
May 10 The Lonely Island Turtleneck & Chain
  • Debuted at No. 3 on the Billboard 200
Messy Marv Presents… Various Artists Goon Vitamins Vol. 1
Mexicans With Guns Ceremony
Pete Rock PeteStrumentals (10th Anniversary Edition)
Tyler, The Creator Goblin
  • Debuted at No. 5 on the Billboard 200
May 13 Bushido Jenseits von Gut und Böse
  • Debuted at No. 1 on the German Media Control Charts, No. 1 on the Austrian charts, No. 1 on the Swiss charts
May 17 Edo G A Face In The Crowd
J. Rawls The Hip-Hop Effect
Killer Mike PL3DGE
  • Debuted at No. 115 on the Billboard 200
Krizz Kaliko S.I.C.
Messy Marv Shooting Range 3
Mr. Capone-E & Mr. Criminal Video Bangers 2
Neek The Exotic & Large Professor Still On The Hustle
New Boyz Too Cool to Care
Rappin' 4-Tay Still Standing
Tinie Tempah Disc-Overy (U.S. Release)
X-Raided Unforgiven Volume 3: Vindication
Whodini Escape (Reissue)
May 23 Maybach Music Group Self Made Vol. 1
  • Debuted at No. 5 on the Billboard 200
May 24 Rift Napalm & Meaty Ogre Closure
May 31 Big L The Danger Zone
Kool G Rap Riches, Royalty, Respect
Madlib & Frank Nitt Medicine Show #9: Channel 85 Presents Nittyville
Tedashii BlackLight
  • Debuted at No. 63 on the Billboard 200
The Undergods (Canibus & Keith Murray) In Gods We Trust: Crush Microphones To Dust
Vast Aire OX 2010 Odyssey
June 7 Big K.R.I.T. R4: The Prequel
Hail Mary Mallon Are You Gonna Eat That?
Tech N9ne All 6's And 7's
  • Debuted at No. 4 on the Billboard 200
June 14 Bad Meets Evil Hell: The Sequel
  • Debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard 200
  • Singles: "Fast Lane", "Lighters"
  • Certified Gold
Bumpy Knuckles & Statik Selektah Lyrical Workout
Gorilla Zoe King Kong
  • Debuted at No. 56 on the Billboard 200
Mr. Criminal Criminal Mentality 2
Random Axe Random Axe
June 21 Casual The Hierophant
Blaq Poet Blaq Poet Society
Grieves Together/Apart
Messy Marv Kontraband
Pitbull Planet Pit
Potluck Rhymes And Resin
June 23 Noah23 Vision & Voice [29]
June 24 Freddie Gibbs & Statik Selektah Lord Giveth, Lord Taketh Away
Canibus Lyrical Law
June 25 Noah23 Pirate Utopias (77 Lost Scrolls) [30]
June 28 Big Sean Finally Famous
Currensy Weekend At Burnie's
  • Debuted at No. 22 on the Billboard 200
Pete Rock & Smif-n-Wessun Monumental
  • Debuted at No. 102 on the Billboard 200
Dom Kennedy From the Westside With Love 2
Shabazz Palaces Black Up
July 2 Kendrick Lamar Section 80
  • Debuted at No. 104 on the Billboard 200
July 5 A-Plus Pepper Spray
Qwazaar & Batsauce Style Be The King
Vakill Armor Of God
July 12 Mistah F.A.B. The Grind Is A Terrible Thing To Waste, Part 2
Cali Swag District The Kickback
Crooked I Planet C.O.B.
MellowHype BlackenedWhite
Jon Connor Salvation
Mr. Capone-E Tears Of A Soldier
Pimp C Still Pimping
  • Debuted at No. 72 on the Billboard 200
The Cool Kids When Fish Ride Bicycles
Trae Tha Truth Street King
July 19 DJ Khaled We the Best Forever
Project Pat Loud Pack
Roc Marciano & Gangrene Greneberg
San Quinn Can't Take The Ghetto Out a Nigga
July 26 Black Rob Game Tested, Streets Approved
Jay Rock Follow Me Home
  • Debuted at No. 83 on the Billboard 200
Thi'sl Beautiful Monster
Wu-Tang Clan Legendary Weapons
  • Debuted at No. 38 on the Billboard 200
July 28 One Be Lo Laborhood Part 1
August 1 B.G. Knocc Out Eazy-E's Protege
August 2 K-Rino The Day of the Storm
Swollen Members Monsters II
August 8 Jay-Z & Kanye West Watch the Throne
August 9 Equipto Ilyich
Ace Hood Blood, Sweat & Tears
Gucci Mane & Waka Flocka Flame Ferrari Boyz
  • Debuted at No. 21 on the Billboard 200
Kutt Calhoun Red-Headed Stepchild
Royce da 5'9" Success Is Certain
  • Debuted at No. 25 on the Billboard 200
Ski Beatz 24 Hour Karate School 2
August 16 Richie Rich Town Bidness Volume 2
Slaine A World With No Skies 2.0
August 19 One Be Lo Laborhood Part 2
August 23 Los Rakas Chancletas y Camisetas Bordada
Apathy Honkey Kong
Game The R.E.D. Album
OuterSpace My Brother's Keeper
PRo Dying to Live
The Boy Boy Young Mess Kocaine Ballads Frum My S550
August 29 Lil Wayne Tha Carter IV
August 30 Psalm One Get In The Van 3
Blu J e s u s
Braille Native Lungs
Glasses Malone Beach Cruiser
  • Debuted at No. 165 on the Billboard 200
Skyzoo The Great Debater
Slim Thug Presents... Boss Hogg Outlawz Serve & Collect 3
Soopafly Best Kept Secret
Timbo King From Babylon To T1mbuk2
Smoke DZA Rolling Stoned
September 6 Oddisee Rock Creek Park
One Be Lo L.A.B.O.R.
September 7 Noah23 & Krem The Terminal Illness EP
September 13 Zumbi Versus
Qwazaar & Batsauce Bat Meets Blaine
Hopie Raw Gems
Bronze Nazareth School for the Blindman
Da' T.R.U.T.H. The Whole Truth
  • Debuted at No. 109 on the Billboard 200
Flesh-n-Bone Blaze Of Glory
Outlawz Perfect Timing
Problem Hotels
Shawn Chrystopher Silent Films For the Blind
Various Terminal 3 Presents: The Academy
September 16 Fler Im Bus ganz hinten
  • Debuted at No. 3 on the German Media Control Charts, No. 9 on the Austrian charts, No. 7 on the Swiss charts
September 20 Ampichino & Young Bossi Cop Heavy Gang
Big Scoob No Filter
California Bear Gang The Take Over
Casey Veggies Sleeping In Class (Re-Issue)
DTMD Makin' Dollas
G-Macc The Opera/Angels & Demons
Sir Jinx Presents General Population
Tragedy Khadafi Thug Matrix 3
Z-Ro Meth
  • Debuted at No. 90 on the Billboard 200
September 21 Maffew Ragazino Rhyme Pays
September 27 116 Clique Man Up
  • Debuted at No. 82 on the Billboard 200
9th Wonder The Wonder Years
  • Debuted at No. 70 on the Billboard 200
Blu Open
Cormega Raw Forever
Evidence Cats & Dogs
  • Debuted at No. 59 on the Billboard 200
J-Live S.P.T.A. (Said Person of That Ability)
J. Cole Cole World: The Sideline Story
Madlib Medicine Show #12: Raw Medicine
Phonte Charity Starts At Home
  • Debuted at No. 56 on the Billboard 200
The Jacka The Indictment
Tabi Bonney The Summer Years
October 3 Myka 9 Mykology
October 4 Bizzy Bone & AC Killer Countdown to Armageddon
Exile 4TRK MIND
Kurupt Presents Penagon Rydaz
Styles P Master of Ceremonies
  • Debuted at No. 33 on the Billboard 200
Various A3C Volume 1
October 10 Ill Bill Howie Made Me Do It 2
October 11 DJ Drama Third Power
  • Debuted at No. 42 on the Billboard 200
  • Singles: "Oh My"
KolaMac Choppin Change 2: A Westside Story
Murs Love Rockets Vol. 1: The Transformation
Nappy Roots Nappy Dot Org
Roots Manuva 4Everevolution
The Away Team Scars & Stripes
Young Bleed Preserved
October 14 Bushido & Sido 23
  • Debuted at No. 3 on the German Media Control Charts, No. 3 on the Austrian charts, No. 1 on the Swiss charts
Kollegah Bossaura
  • Debuted at No. 5 on the German Media Control Charts, No. 19 on the Austrian charts, No. 14 on the Swiss charts
October 16 Lowkey Soundtrack to the Struggle
October 18 Freestyle Fellowship The Promise
J. Stalin I'm Sellin' Dope
Witchdoctor The United Race Ov America
October 25 Jedi Mind Tricks Violence Begets Violence
  • Debuted at No. 92 on the Billboard 200
Marq Spekt & Kno Machete Vision
P.Watts & DJ Burn One Element of Surprise
Reef the Lost Cauze Your Favorite MC
San Quinn & Tuf Luv A Hustler's Hope
Statik Selektah Population Control
October 27 Ignite Mindz Lit
October 31 Marracash King Del Rap
November 1 Black Milk & Danny Brown Black and Brown
Brotha Lynch Hung Ripgut Collections Two
Dumbfoundead DFD
Idle Warship Habits of the Heart
M.E.D. Classic
Rapper Big Pooh Dirty Pretty Things
Soulja Boy Skate Boy
Torae For The Record
Wale Ambition
  • Debuted at No. 2 on the Billboard 200
  • Singles: "That Way", "Lotus Flower Bomb"
  • Certified Gold
November 8 Celph Titled & Buckwild Nineteen Ninety More
Mac Miller Blue Slide Park
  • Debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard 200
Moka Only & Chief Crickets
Pac Div The DiV
Pusha T Fear of God II: Let Us Pray
  • Debuted at No. 66 on the Billboard 200
Stalley Lincoln Way Nights
Tech N9ne Collabos Welcome to Strangeland
  • Debuted at No. 21 on the Billboard 200
November 11 CRUNK23 (Noah23 & Crunk Chris) Illegal Ideas Inc. [32]
Donny Goines Success Served Cold
G-Side Island
Kool Savas Aura
  • Debuted at No. 1 on the German Media Control chart
[33]
Lord Infamous Scarecrow Tha Terrible
November 15 Cappadonna The Pilgrimage
Childish Gambino Camp
  • Debuted at No. 11 on the Billboard 200
Drake Take Care
  • Debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard 200
  • Singles include "Headlines", "Make Me Proud", "The Motto", "Take Care", "HYFR (Hell Ya Fuckin' Right)"
  • Certified Platinum
[34][35]
[36][37]
El Da Sensei The Nu World Remix EP
Eligh & AmpLive Therapy At 3
Has-Lo Conversation B
Haystak & Jelly Roll Strictly Business
Lil' Keke Testimony
Locksmith Embedded
Webbie Savage Life 3
  • Debuted at No. 17 on the Billboard 200
November 21 Mobb Deep Black Cocaine
  • Debuted at No. 189 on the Billboard 200
Ruff Ryders Past, Present, Future
Yelawolf Radioactive
  • Debuted at No. 27 on the Billboard 200
November 22 Action Bronson & Statik Selektah Well Done
Doomtree No Kings
Grap Luva Neva Done
Kidz in the Hall Occasion
Krayzie Bone The Fixtape Vol. 4: Under The Influence
M.O.P. & Snowgoons Sparta
November 25 Shabazz the Disciple Hood Hopera (Theatrica Biblica) [38]
November 29 Jet Life Jet World Order
  • Debuted at No. 148 on the Billboard 200
[39]
Kid Sister Kiss & Tell EP [40]
Snoop Dogg Presents Mac Lucci The Pre-Hustle [41]
December 6 Cellski Big Mafi The Don
DJ Envy Audio Uprising Vol. 1 [42]
Hasan Salaam Music is My Weapon [43]
Keak da Sneak Keak Hendrix
Kooley High Presents David Thompson [40]
Mistah F.A.B. I Found My Backpack 2: The Lost Notebook [44]
San Quinn G.O.D. - Guns Oil And Drugs - Recession Proof
Swollen Members 1997
The Roots Undun
  • Debuted at No. 17 on the Billboard 200
[45][46]
December 12 T. Mills Leaving Home EP
December 13 Crooked I In None We Trust EP [47]
N.O.R.E. Scared Money EP
Naughty by Nature Anthem Inc. [48]
Roc C Stoned Genius [49]
Snoop Dogg & Wiz Khalifa Mac & Devin Go to High School [50]
The Lost Children of Babylon El's Appendices: The Scroll Of Lost Tales [51]
Tonedeff & Kno Chico and the Man [52]
yU The Earn [48]
Gucci Mane & V-Nasty BAYTL [53]
December 19 The Kid Daytona The Interlude II [54]
December 20 Common The Dreamer/The Believer
  • Debuted at No. 18 on the Billboard 200
[55][56]
Kasland The Equilibrium EP [57]
La the Darkman L.A.D. [58]
The Internet Purple Naked Ladies [59]
Noah23 Zoom [60]
Roscoe Dash J.U.I.C.E. [48]
X-Clan The Best Of X-Clan [61]
Young Jeezy Thug Motivation 103: Hustlerz Ambition
  • Debuted at No. 3 on the Billboard 200
  • Singles: "Lose My Mind", "Ballin'", "I Do", "Leave You Alone"
  • Certified Gold
[56][62]
December 26 Rap-a-Lot Records 25th Anniversary Collection [63]
December 27 Casual He Think He #Rapgod [58]

Highest first-week sales[edit]

List of top ten albums released in 2011 according to first-week sales, as of December 25, 2011
Number Album Artist 1st-week sales 1st-week position Refs
1 Tha Carter IV Lil Wayne 964,000 1 [64]
2 Take Care Drake 631,000 1 [65]
3 Watch the Throne Jay-Z & Kanye West 436,000 1 [31]
4 Thug Motivation 103: Hustlerz Ambition Young Jeezy 233,000 3 [56]
5 Cole World: The Sideline Story J. Cole 217,000 1 [23]
6 Lasers Lupe Fiasco 204,000 1 [7]
7 Rolling Papers Wiz Khalifa 197,000 2 [66][67]
8 Hell: The Sequel Bad Meets Evil 171,000 1 [68]
9 Ambition Wale 164,000 2 [69]
10 Blue Slide Park Mac Miller 144,000 1 [70]

Highest-charting singles[edit]

Singles which charted in the top five of the Billboard Hot 100
Title Artist Peak position Refs
"Black and Yellow" Wiz Khalifa 1 [71][72]
"Give Me Everything" Pitbull feat. Ne-Yo, Afrojack and Nayer 1 [73][74]
"She Will" Lil Wayne feat. Drake 3 [75]
"Super Bass" Nicki Minaj 3 [76]
"I Need a Doctor" Dr. Dre feat. Eminem and Skylar Grey 4 [77]
"Lighters" Bad Meets Evil feat. Bruno Mars 4 [78]

Highest critically reviewed albums (Metacritic)[edit]

List of hip hop albums which received "Universal acclaim" at Metacritic
Number Artist Album Average score Number of reviews Reference
1 Saigon The Greatest Story Never Told 89 13 reviews [79]
2 The Roots Undun 88 32 reviews [80]
3 Raphael Saadiq Stone Rollin' 86 20 reviews [81]
4 Astronautalis This Is Our Science 85 8 reviews [82]
5 Beastie Boys Hot Sauce Committee Part Two 83 42 reviews [83]
6 Shabazz Palaces Black Up 83 36 reviews [84]
7 Gil Scott-Heron & Jamie xx We're New Here 83 28 reviews [85]
8 ASAP Rocky Live. Love. ASAP 83 12 reviews [86]
9 Danny Brown XXX 83 9 reviews [87]
Frank Ocean Nostalgia, Ultra 83 9 reviews [88]
11 Anthony Hamilton Back to Love 82 10 reviews [89]
12 Death Grips Exmilitary 82 7 reviews [90]
13 Tech N9ne All 6's and 7's 81 7 reviews [91]

See also[edit]

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