2012 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 2012.

Events[edit]

January[edit]

February[edit]

  • Kanye West won four Grammy Awards for Best Rap Song, Best Rap Album, Best Rap Performance, and Best Rap/Sung Collaboration, while Jay-Z and Kid Cudi have won one each.
  • Philthy Rich and two more people are arrested for supposedly owning a stolen Bentley vehicle.
  • Tyga's major label debut album, Careless World: Rise of the Last King was thought to be taken off the shelves due to an unauthorized usage of one of Martin Luther King Jr.'s speech. However, the issue is resolved and the released date would go as planned.
  • Bizarre has left D12, leaving the group with five members.

March[edit]

April[edit]

May[edit]

June[edit]

  • Nicki Minaj was pulled from performing at New York's Hot 97 Summer Jam because on-air DJ Peter Rosenberg called her song "Starships" bullshit, wack and corny.
  • Lil Phat died on June 7 after he was shot multiple times in Atlanta.
  • MTV is reporting that on June 16, Chicago rapper Chief Keef signed with Interscope Records.[9]
  • At W.i.P. nightclub the scuffle between Chris Brown and Drake continues to be under investigation, though both artists are saying they had nothing to do with the violent incident that left many bloodied and injured. Now Philly rapper Meek Mill, who was also present during the late night fight, has come forward to back up their claims that they did not instigate the bottle-throwing brawl.[10]
  • Funk Volume signs Jarren Benton.[11]

July[edit]

August[edit]

September[edit]

  • Lil Wayne has officially passed Rock n Roll legend Elvis Presley with the most appearances on the Billboard 100 with 109 (42 as a solo artist, 67 as a featured artist).
  • Jay-Z announced the opening of the Barclays Center with a concert, including a hologram of Notorious B.I.G. and a new verse.
  • 50 Cent and Fat Joe have ended their feud, appearing on stage together at the 2012 BET Hip Hop Awards. Also on BET Hip Hop Awards, 50 Cent and his crew G-Unit have been involved into a fight with Maybach Music Group's member Gunplay.

October[edit]

  • After all problems at BET Hip Hop Awards, 50 Cent started a beef with French Montana after Bad Boy's rapper commented negatively about 50 Cent's career. G-Unit's boss responded on Twitter calling French Montana a "hoe".
  • 50 Cent appeared in an video wearing Gunplay's chain of Maybach Music Group while bowling.
  • Nelly was detained in Texas after cops find heroin and 10 pounds of weed on his tour bus.
  • P. Diddy suffered injuries to his neck, ribs, and collarbone, following a car accident on October 24.
  • Lil Wayne suffered multiple seizures on a flight to Texas.

December[edit]

Released albums[edit]

Release Date Artist Album Notes Ref
January 10 Prevail SpaseFase [21]
Yo Gotti Live from the Kitchen
  • Debuted at No. 12 on the Billboard 200
  • Singles: "5 Star" and "You Can Get It On"
[22]
January 14 Schoolboy Q Habits & Contradictions
  • Debuted at No. 111 on the Billboard 200
[23]
January 17 Koncept Awaken [24]
The Jacka The Verdict [25]
Tajai Machine Language [26]
January 18 JTheS The Last Days [27]
January 24 Gangrene Vodka & Ayahuasca [28]
January 27 Lord Finesse The Art of Diggin: Blue Note State of Mind (Mini LP Cardboard Gatefold) (Limited Edition) [29]
January 31 AraabMuzik Instrumental University [30]
Various Giant Single: Profile Records Rap Anthology [31]
February 7 K-Rino Deeper Elevation [32]
February 12 Rapper Big Pooh Sleepers (re-release) [33]
February 14 Busdriver Beaus$Eros [34]
Curren$y Muscle Car Chronicles [35]
M-Phazes Phazed Out [36]
February 21 Chiddy Bang Breakfast
  • Debuted at No. 5 on the Billboard 200
[37]
Tyga Careless World: Rise of the Last King [38]
February 24 Noah23 Noah23 for Dummies [39]
February 28 Biz Markie The Biz Never Sleeps (Re-Issue) [40]
C-Bo Cali Connection [41]
Copywrite God Save The King [42]
Gensu Dean Standard Life [43]
Ja Rule Pain Is Love 2
  • Debuted at No. 197 on the Billboard 200
[44]
Lee Bannon Fantastic Plastic [45]
Maino The Day After Tomorrow
  • Debuted at No. 94 on the Billboard 200
[46]
Opio Vultures Wisdom, Vol. 2 [47]
Planet Asia Black Belt Theatre [48]
Shabaam Sahdeeq Relentless Pt. 2 [40]
Stones Throw Records & Minimal Wave Records The Minimal Wave Tapes Vol. 2 [49]
Too $hort No Trespassing
  • Debuted at No. 129 on the Billboard 200
[50]
March 2 Kay One Prince of Belvedair
  • Debuted at No. 4 on the German album charts
  • Debuted at No. 4 on the Austrian album charts
  • Debuted at No. 7 on the Swiss album charts
[51]
March 6 Chaundon The Jammington [40]
Young Noble Outlaw Rydahz Vol. 1 [52]
DJ Premier & Bumpy Knuckles StOoDiOtYmE EP [53]
Flame The 6th [54]
The Alchemist Rapper's Best Friend 2 [40]
March 13 Blacastan Master Builder Part II [55]
Boogie Down Productions South Bronx Teachings: A Collection Of Boogie Down Productions [56]
Del tha Funky Homosapien I Wish My Brother George Was Here (Re-Issue w/ Bonus Poster) [40]
MC Shan Q.B. O.G.: The Best Of MC Shan [40]
Mr. Capone-E & Mr. Criminal SS Til I Die: 13 Shots [57]
Ras Kass Greatest Misses [58]
Tech N9ne Klusterfuk
  • Debuted at No. 12 on the Billboard 200
[59]
March 20 Diggy Simmons Unexpected Arrival
  • Debuted at No. 12 on the Billboard 200
[60]
MGK Half Naked & Almost Famous
  • Debuted at No. 42 on the Billboard 200
[61]
OFWGKTA The Odd Future Tape Vol. 2
  • Debuted at No. 5 on the Billboard 200
[62]
Pep Love Rigmarole [63]
March 26 E-40 The Block Brochure: Welcome to the Soil 1
  • Debuted at No. 59 on the Billboard 200
[64]
The Block Brochure: Welcome to the Soil 2
  • Debuted at No. 58 on the Billboard 200
  • Single: "Function"
[64]
The Block Brochure: Welcome to the Soil 3
  • Debuted at No. 71 on the Billboard 200
[64]
The Block Brochure: Welcome To The Soil 1,2 & 3
  • Debuted at No. 44 on the Billboard 200
[65]
March 27 DJ Premier & Bumpy Knuckles The Kolexxxion
  • Debuted at No. 195 on the Billboard 200
[66]
Gift Of Gab The Next Logical Progression [67]
Illa Ghee Angeldust & Waffles [68]
Iron Solomon Monster [69]
Lootpack Soundpieces: Da Antidote (Re-Issue) [70]
Madlib Medicine Show Number 01-13: The Brick (Limited Edition) [71]
¡Mayday! Take Me To Your Leader
  • Debuted at No. 92 on the Billboard 200
[72]
April 3 De La Soul's Plug 1 & Plug 2 Present... First Serve
  • Debuted at No. 192 on the Billboard 200
[73]
Laroo & Turf Talk Sick-Wid-It: Block Ops [74]
Nicki Minaj Pink Friday: Roman Reloaded [75]
Obie Trice Bottoms Up
  • Debuted at No. 113 on the Billboard 200
[76]
Ras Kass Spit No Evil [55]
April 9 Casey Veggies Customized Greatly Vol. 3 [77]
April 10 Ayatollah & Moka Only Bridges [78]
J. Rawls The Liquid Crystal Project 3 [73]
Mac Lucci The Pre-Hustle 2 [79]
Mr. Criminal Young Brown and Dangerous: The Album [80]
Trip Lee The Good Life
  • Debuted at No. 17 on the Billboard 200
[54]
April 17 Balance Golden State Warriorz 2 [81]
Blanco & Nipsey Hussle Raw [82]
CopperWire Earthbound [83]
D-Dimes Gas & Weed: Tour Life [84]
Future Pluto
  • Debuted at No. 8 on the Billboard 200
  • Singles: "Tony Montana", "Magic", "Same Damn Time", and "Turn On the Lights"
[85]
Mac Mall The Rebellion Against All There Is [86]
April 20 Snoop Dogg Stoners EP
  • Debuted at No. 167 on the Billboard 200
[87]
April 24 Chuuwee Crown Me King [88]
Death Grips The Money Store
  • Debuted at No. 130 on the Billboard 200
[89]
Jaecyn Bayne Audio Therapy [90]
Mickey Avalon Loaded
  • Debuted at No. 137 on the Billboard 200
[91]
Prozak Paranormal
  • Debuted at No. 90 on the Billboard 200
[92]
Reks Straight, No Chaser [93]
Saukrates Season One [94]
Showbiz Still Diggin' Volume 1 [95]
Yukmouth Half Baked [96]
April 27 4two7 Internal Dialogue [83]
May 1 Apollo Brown & O.C. Trophies [97]
B.o.B Strange Clouds [98]
Blockhead Interludes After Midnight [99]
DeStorm Power Be Careful [100]
May 8 Big K.R.I.T. ReturnOf4Eva (Deluxe Edition) [101]
I Self Divine The Sounds Of Low Class America [102]
Pitbull Original Hits
  • Debuted at No. 134 on the Billboard 200
[103]
Punchline & DJ Soulclap Underground Superstars [104]
The Jacka The Sentence [25]
May 11 Ab-Soul Control System
  • Debuted at No. 91 on the Billboard 200
[105]
May 15 Blanco & Yukmouth Cookies'n Cream [106]
J. Rocc Taster's Choice Vol. 6 [73]
Joe Budden Mood Muzik: The Box Set [107]
Killer Mike R.A.P. Music
  • Debuted at No. 82 on the Billboard 200
[108]
Krizz Kaliko Kickin' and Screamin'
  • Debuted at No. 43 on the Billboard 200
[109]
Psycho Realm Psycho Realm Presents Sick Jacken and Cynic: Terror Tapes 2 [110]
May 22 1982 2012 [111]
Audio Stepchild Every Coincidence is Significant [112]
Casual He Still Think He Raw [113]
Devin the Dude Seriously Trippin [114]
El-P Cancer for Cure
  • Debuted at No. 69 on the Billboard 200
[115]
J57 2057 [116]
The Ports [116]
Tha Chill Chillafornia [117]
May 25 J Dilla Dillatroit [118]
May 29 Azealia Banks 1991
  • Debuted at No. 133 on the Billboard 200
[119]
Chuuwee Wild Style [120]
Doseone G Is For Deep [121]
Illus Family First [122]
Travis Porter From Day 1
  • Debuted at No. 16 on the Billboard 200
  • Singles: "Bring It Back", "Make It Rain", "Ayy Ladies"
[123]
June 5 Big K.R.I.T. Live from the Underground
  • Debuted at No. 5 on the Billboard 200
[124]
Bigg Jus Machines That Make Civilization Fun [125]
Curren$y The Stoned Immaculate
  • Debuted at No. 8 on the Billboard 200
[126]
Cypress Hill & Rusko Cypress X Rusko [127]
DJ Shadow Total Breakdown: Hidden Transmissions From The MPC Era, 1992-1996 [128]
Kool Keith Love & Danger [73]
Nottz In My Mind [129]
Oh No OhNoMite [130]
Rahlo K.I.C.K. P.U.S.H. [131]
June 12 BURNTmd Not So Black & White [127]
Diplo Express Yourself EP [132]
J Dilla Rebirth Of Detroit [133]
Kid Ink Up & Away
  • Debuted at No. 20 on the Billboard 200
[134]
Oddisee People Hear What They See [131]
Rosco P. Coldchain Almost Famous [135]
SpaceGhostPurrp Mysterious Phonk [136]
Stevie Stone Rollin' Stone
  • Debuted at No. 73 on the Billboard 200
[137]
Waka Flocka Flame Triple F Life: Fans, Friends & Family
  • Debuted at No. 10 on the Billboard 200
  • Singles: "Round of Applause", "I Don't Really Care", and "Get Low"
[138]
Wordsworth The Photo Album [139]
June 19 Beautiful Eulogy Satellite Kite [140]
Del the Funky Homosapien & Parallel Thought Attractive Sin [141]
House Shoes Let It Go [142]
Juvenile Rejuvenation [143]
Lil Wyte Still Doubted? [144]
Pastor Troy The Last Outlaw [145]
Smoke DZA Rugby Thompson [146]
June 26 Eminem Curtain Call: The Hits (Import) [73]
Large Professor Professor @ Large [147]
Lil Scrappy Tha Gru$tle [148]
Maybach Music Group Self Made Vol. 2
  • Debuted at No. 4 on the Billboard 200
[149]
Open Mike Eagle 4NML HSPTL [150]
XV The Awesome EP [151]
Flo Rida Wild Ones
  • Debuted at No. 14 on the Billboard 200
  • Singles: "Good Feeling", "Wild Ones", "Whistle", and "I Cry"
[127]
July 3 C-Bo Orca [152]
King Magnetic Everything's a Gamble Volume 3 [153]
Prodigy H.N.I.C. 3
  • Debuted at No. 123 on the Billboard 200
[154]
Tha Dogg Pound Doggy Bag [155]
Young Zee & Mr. Green One Crazy Weekend [156]
July 6 Cro Raop
  • Debuted at No. 1 on the German album charts
  • Debuted at No. 1 on the Austrian album charts
  • Debuted at No. 7 on the Swiss album charts
[157]
July 10 Aesop Rock Skelethon
  • Debuted at No. 21 on the Billboard 200
[158]
Freddie Gibbs & Madlib Shame [159]
July 13 Public Enemy Most of My Heroes Still Don't Appear on No Stamp [160]
July 17 8Ball Life's Quest
  • Debuted at No. 116 on the Billboard 200
[161]
KB Weight & Glory
  • Debuted at No. 34 on the Billboard 200
Masta Ace MA DOOM: Son of Yvonne [162]
Nas Life Is Good
  • Debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard 200
[163]
Snowgoons Snowgoons Dynasty [164]
Tanya Morgan You & What Army? (Retail) [165]
The Alchemist Russian Roulette [166]
July 24 Big Shug I.M. 4-EVA [167]
Blu & Exile Maybe One Day [168]
GZA Liquid Swords (Box Set) [169]
Lloyd Banks V.6: The Gift [170]
Rasco United Fakes of America [171]
Reks & Numonics REBELutionary [172]
July 31 2nd II None Infinite [173]
D-Shot Ghetto [174]
La Coka Nostra Masters of the Dark Arts [175]
Necro The Murder Murder Kill Kill EP [176]
Rick Ross God Forgives, I Don't
  • Debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard 200
  • Singles: "Touchn' You" and "Diced Pineapples"
  • Certified Gold
[177]
August 7 AWAR The Laws Of Nature [178]
Kokane & Traffik The New Frontier [179]
¡Mayday! Thrift Store Halos [180]
August 12 Apollon Musik Unter der Sonne [181]
August 13 Beedie Above The Weather [182]
August 14 2 Chainz Based on a T.R.U. Story
  • Debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard 200
  • Singles: "No Lie", "Birthday Song", and "I'm Different"
  • Certified Gold
[183]
Block McCloud Four Walls [184]
Insane Clown Posse The Mighty Death Pop! [185]
Kottonmouth Kings Mile High [186]
Ron Artiste R.I.D.S. [187]
Strong Arm Steady & Statik Selektah Stereo Type [188]
August 20 JJ DOOM Key to the Kuffs [189]
August 21 DJ Khaled Kiss the Ring
  • Debuted at No. 4 on the Billboard 200
  • Singles: "Take It to the Head" and "I Wish You Would"
[190]
Mistah F.A.B. & I-Rocc Face Off [191]
August 28 Beanie Sigel This Time [192]
Ces Cru 13 [193]
Keak da Sneak Cheddar Cheese I Say [194]
Madchild Dope Sick [195]
Rapsody The Idea of Beautiful [196]
Slaughterhouse Welcome to: Our House
  • Debuted at No. 2 on the Billboard 200
  • Single: "My Life"
[197]
Stu Bangas & Vanderslice Diggaz with Attitude [198]
TobyMac Eye on It
  • Debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard 200
[199]
Torae Off The Record: The EP [200]
September 4 Blu & Exile Give Me My Flowers While I Can Smell Them [168]
Brown Bag AllStars Brown Label Pt. 2 [201]
Lecrae Gravity
  • Debuted at No. 3 on the Billboard 200
[202]
Sky Balla Tha Life I Cho$e [203]
September 11 Apathy The Alien Tongue [204]
DMX Undisputed
  • Debuted at No. 19 on the Billboard 200
[205]
Kevlaar 7 & Woodenchainz Sophisticated Movements [206]
September 18 Baby Bash & Lucky Luciano Playamade Mexicanz [207]
Brother Ali Mourning in America and Dreaming in Color
  • Debuted at No. 43 on the Billboard 200
[208]
Double A.B. & Dub Sonata Media Shower [209]
G.O.O.D. Music Cruel Summer
  • Debuted at No. 2 on the Billboard 200
  • Singles: "Mercy", "Clique", "Cold", and "New God Flow"
[210]
Homeboy Sandman First Of A Living Breed [211]
Kreayshawn Somethin' 'Bout Kreay
  • Debuted at No. 104 on the Billboard 200
[212]
K-Rino 80 Minute Eternity [213]
Tech N9ne E.B.A.H.
  • Debuted at No. 30 on the Billboard 200
[214]
September 25 Blaq Poet E.B.K. (EveryBodyKilla) [215]
Bumpy Knuckles & Statik Selektah Ambition [216]
Chino XL RICANstruction: The Black Rosary [217]
Danny! Payback [218]
Death Row Records 20 To Life: Rare And Dangerous Vol. 2 [219]
Freddie Gibbs Baby Face Killa [220]
Lupe Fiasco Lupe Fiasco's Food & Liquor II: The Great American Rap Album Pt. 1
  • Debuted at No. 5 on the Billboard 200
[221]
Murs & Fashawn This Generation
  • Debuted at No. 146 on the Billboard 200
[222]
October 2 DJ Drama Quality Street Music
  • Debuted at No. 15 on the Billboard 200
  • Singles include: "We in this Bitch", "My Moment", and "So Many Girls"
[223]
Kutt Calhoun Kelvin
  • Debuted at No. 170 on the Billboard 200
[224]
Prodigy The Bumpy Johnson Album [225]
Skyzoo A Dream Deferred
  • Debuted at No. 163 on the Billboard 200
[226]
Z-Ro Angel Dust
  • Debuted at No. 110 on the Billboard 200
[227]
Zion I Shadowboxing [228]
October 9 Jay-Z Live In Brooklyn [229]
Macklemore & Ryan Lewis The Heist
  • Debuted at No. 2 on the Billboard 200
  • Singles: "Thrift Shop", "Can't Hold Us", "Same Love"
  • Certified Gold
MellowHype Numbers
  • Debuted at No. 54 on the Billboard 200
[230]
MGK Lace Up
  • Debuted at No. 4 on the Billboard 200
  • Singles: "Wild Boy", "Invincible"
[231]
Project Pat & Nasty Mane Belly in Full 2 [232]
Xzibit Napalm
  • Debuted at No. 140 on the Billboard 200
[233]
October 16 Blueprint Deleted Scenes [234]
Dead Prez Information Age [235]
Greydon Square Type II : The Mandelbrot Set [236]
Prince Paul Negroes On Ice [237]
Various Artists A3C Volume 2 [238]
K'naan Country, God or the Girl
October 22 Cold187um The Only Solution
  • Debuted at No. 119 on the Billboard 200
[239]
DJ Paul A Person of Interest [240]
Kendrick Lamar Good Kid, M.A.A.D City
  • Debuted at No. 2 on the Billboard 200
  • Singles include "The Recipe", "Swimming Pools (Drank)", "Poetic Justice", and "Bitch, Don't Kill My Vibe"
  • Certified Platinum
[241]
RZA The Man With The Iron Fists
  • Debuted at No. 31 on the Billboard 200
October 23 P.O.S We Don't Even Live Here
  • Debuted at No. 47 on the Billboard 200
[242]
Stevie Stone Momentum
  • Debuted at No. 167 on the Billboard 200
[243]
Styles of Beyond Reseda Beach [244]
Vinnie Paz God of the Serengeti
  • Debuted at No. 93 on the Billboard 200
[245]
October 30 Ca$his The Art of Dying
Craig G Ramblings Of An Angry Old Man
Lil Keke Heart Of A Hustla
Meek Mill Dreams & Nightmares
  • Debuted at No. 2 on the Billboard 200
  • Singles: "Amen", "Burn", and "Young and Gettin' It"
Sean Price Mic Tyson
  • Debuted at No. 58 on the Billboard 200
Tech N9ne Boiling Point
  • Debuted at No. 30 on the Billboard 200
The Coup Sorry to Bother You
  • Debuted at No. 194 on the Billboard 200
November 6 E-40 & Too $hort History: Function Music
  • Debuted at No. 59 on the Billboard 200
E-40 & Too $hort History: Mob Music
  • Debuted at No. 66 on the Billboard 200
JR & PH7 The Good Life
Lil' Fame & Termanology Fizzyology
Mr. Muthafuckin eXquire Power & Passion
Saigon The Greatest Story Never Told Chapter 2: Bread and Circuses
  • Debuted at No. 151 on the Billboard 200
November 13 9th Wonder & Buckshot The Solution
  • Debuted at No. 196 on the Billboard 200
Apollo Brown & Guilty Simpson Dice Game
Murs & 9th Wonder The Final Adventure
Roc Marciano Reloaded
Yelawolf & Travis Barker Psycho White
  • Debuted at No. 49 on the Billboard 200
Young Noble Son of God
November 19 Nicki Minaj Pink Friday: Roman Reloaded - The Re-Up
  • Debuted at No. 26 on the Billboard 200
  • Singles: "Va Va Voom", "The Boys", "High School"
Pitbull Global Warming
November 20 Black C Still Ruthless
Jet Life Jet World Order 2
Rapper Big Pooh Fat Boy Fresh Vol. 2
Styles P The World's Most Hardest MC Project
November 27 Freeway Diamond In the Ruff
Future Pluto 3D
  • Debuted at No. 63 on the Billboard 200
Ghostface Killah & Sheek Louch Wu Block
  • Debuted at No. 73 on the Billboard 200
Krizz Kaliko Neh'mind
  • Debuted at No. 161 on the Billboard 200
Lone Ninja Rogue Agent
Neako These Are the Times
Pac Div GMB
December 4 Sadat X Love, Hell or Right
Daz Dillinger Witit Witit
Wiz Khalifa O.N.I.F.C.
  • Debuted at No. 2 on the Billboard 200
  • Singles: "Work Hard, Play Hard", "Remember You"
December 11 Big Boi Vicious Lies and Dangerous Rumors
  • Debuted at No. 33 on the Billboard 200
Game Jesus Piece
  • Debuted at No. 6 on the Billboard 200
  • Singles: "Celebration"
Masta Killa Selling My Soul
Prozak Nocturnal
December 18 Chief Keef Finally Rich
  • Debuted at No. 27 on the Billboard 200
  • Singles: "I Don't Like" and "Love Sosa"
T.I. Trouble Man: Heavy Is the Head
  • Debuted at No. 2 on the Billboard 200
  • Singles: "Go Get It", "Ball", "Hello"
  • Certified Gold
December 21 Noah23 Wingfoot [246]
December 24 Skillz Thoughts Become Things

Highest first-week sales[edit]

List of top ten albums released in 2012 according to first-week home market sales, as of December 30, 2012
Number Album Artist 1st-week sales 1st-week position Refs
1 Pink Friday: Roman Reloaded Nicki Minaj 253,000 1 [247]
2 good kid, m.A.A.d city Kendrick Lamar 242,000 2 [248]
3 God Forgives, I Don't Rick Ross 218,000 1 [249]
4 Cruel Summer GOOD Music 205,000 2 [250]
5 Trouble Man: Heavy Is the Head T.I. 179,000 2 [251]
6 Dreams & Nightmares Meek Mill 165,000 2 [252]
7 Life Is Good Nas 149,000 1 [253]
8 Based on a T.R.U. Story 2 Chainz 147,000 1 [254]
9 O.N.I.F.C. Wiz Khalifa 141,000 2 [255]
10 Gespaltene Persönlichkeit Kool Savas & Xavier Naidoo as Xavas +100,000 1 [256]

Highest-charting singles[edit]

Singles which charted in the top ten of the Billboard Hot 100
Title Artist Peak position
"Whistle" Flo Rida 1
"Gangnam Style" Psy 2
"Good Feeling" Flo Rida 3
"Turn Me On" Nicki Minaj featuring David Guetta 4
"Niggas In Paris" Kanye West & Jay-Z 5
"Starships" Nicki Minaj 5
"Wild Ones" Flo Rida featuring Sia 5
"Rack City" Tyga 7
"Take Care" Drake featuring Rihanna 7
"Young, Wild & Free" Snoop Dogg & Wiz Khalifa featuring Bruno Mars 7
"I Cry" Flo Rida 8
"Dance (A$$)" Big Sean featuring Nicki Minaj 10
"Stereo Hearts" Gym Class Heroes featuring Adam Levine 10

Highest critically reviewed albums (Metacritic)[edit]

Number Artist Album Average score Number of reviews Reference
1 Kendrick Lamar good kid, m.A.A.d city 91 36 reviews [257]
2 Killer Mike R.A.P. Music 85 27 reviews [258]
3 El-P Cancer 4 Cure 84 39 reviews [259]
4 Plan B Ill Manors 83 14 reviews [260]
5 Roc Marciano Reloaded 83 13 reviews [261]
6 Ab-Soul Control System 83 10 reviews [262]
7 Nas Life Is Good 81 30 reviews [263]
8 Death Grips The Money Store 81 27 reviews [264]
9 Oh No Ohnomite 81 9 reviews [265]
10 The Coup Sorry to Bother You 80 15 reviews [266]

See also[edit]

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  20. ^ Capital Steez Reportedly Dead At Age 19, Joey Bada$$ Reacts | Get The Latest Hip Hop News, Rap News & Hip Hop Album Sales | HipHop DX
  21. ^ Swollen Members Release "1997" Featuring Dilated Peoples, Prevail Solo EP | Get The Latest Hip Hop News, Rap News & Hip Hop Album Sales | HipHop DX
  22. ^ Yo Gotti Reveals Tracklist For "Live From The Kitchen, Due January 10, 2012 | Get The Latest Hip Hop News, Rap News & Hip Hop Album Sales | HipHop DX
  23. ^ Schoolboy Q's "Habits & Contradictions" Tracklisting Revealed | Get The Latest Hip Hop News, Rap News & Hip Hop Album Sales | HipHop DX
  24. ^ Brown Bag AllStars' Koncept To Release "Awaken," Featuring Royce Da 5'9 | Get The Latest Hip Hop News, Rap News & Hip Hop Album Sales | HipHop DX
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  28. ^ Gangrene Releases Promotional Video For "Vodka & Ayahuasca," Due January 24th | Get The Latest Hip Hop News, Rap News & Hip Hop Album Sales | HipHop DX
  29. ^ Rap Release Dates: Joe Budden, Kid CuDi, Copywrite, AraabMuzik | Get The Latest Hip Hop News, Rap News & Hip Hop Album Sales | HipHop DX
  30. ^ AraabMUZIK To Release "Instrumental University" On January 31st | Get The Latest Hip Hop News, Rap News & Hip Hop Album Sales | HipHop DX
  31. ^ Profile Records' Greatest Hits To Be Released In An Anthology | Get The Latest Hip Hop News, Rap News & Hip Hop Album Sales | HipHop DX
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  34. ^ Busdriver Announces New Album "Beaus$Eros," Due February 14th | Get The Latest Hip Hop News, Rap News & Hip Hop Album Sales | HipHop DX
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  37. ^ Chiddy Bang Reveals Cover Art, Tracklist For "Breakfast" | Get The Latest Hip Hop News, Rap News & Hip Hop Album Sales | HipHop DX
  38. ^ Tyga "Careless World: Rise Of The Last King" Tracklist, Nas & Wale Featured | Get The Latest Hip Hop News, Rap News & Hip Hop Album Sales | HipHop DX
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  42. ^ Copywrite Announces New Album "God Save The King," Due February 28th | Get The Latest Hip Hop News, Rap News & Hip Hop Album Sales | HipHop DX
  43. ^ Gensu Dean Readies "Standard Life" Debut, Featuring David Banner, Roc Marciano | Get The Latest Hip Hop News, Rap News & Hip Hop Album Sales | HipHop DX
  44. ^ Ja Rule Delays "Pain Is Love 2" To February 2012 | Get The Latest Hip Hop News, Rap News & Hip Hop Album Sales | HipHop DX
  45. ^ Lee Bannon's "Fantastic Plastic" Album Features Inspectah Deck, Chuck Inglish | Get The Latest Hip Hop News, Rap News & Hip Hop Album Sales | HipHop DX
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  49. ^ Rap Release Dates: Yo Gotti, ScHoolboy Q, DJ Premier and Bumpy Knuckles | Get The Latest Hip Hop News, Rap News & Hip Hop Album Sales | HipHop DX
  50. ^ Too Short "No Trespassing" Tracklisting Revealed, 50 Cent, Snoop Dogg Featured | Get The Latest Hip Hop News, Rap News & Hip Hop Album Sales | HipHop DX
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  52. ^ Outlawz Young Noble speaks on Label Expansion & 2pac | AllHipHop.com
  53. ^ Bumpy Knuckles & DJ Premier "Kolexxxion" Tracklist, "Stoodiotyme EP" Released | Get The Latest Hip Hop News, Rap News & Hip Hop Album Sales | HipHop DX
  54. ^ a b Flame Prepares "The 6th" For March Release, Lecrae & Thi'sl Featured | Get The Latest Hip Hop News, Rap News & Hip Hop Album Sales | HipHop DX
  55. ^ a b Rap Release Dates: La Coka Nostra, Ras Kass, Diggy Simmons, Obie Trice | Get The Latest Hip Hop News, Rap News & Hip Hop Album Sales | HipHop DX
  56. ^ Rap Release Dates: French Montana, Odd Future, Nas, Nicki Minaj | Get The Latest Hip Hop News, Rap News & Hip Hop Album Sales | HipHop DX
  57. ^ SS Til I Die: 13 Shots - Mr. Capone-E, Mr. Criminal : Songs, Reviews, Credits, Awards : AllMusic
  58. ^ Ras Kass Partners With Mo Thugs To Release "Greatest Misses" Compilation | Get The Latest Hip Hop News, Rap News & Hip Hop Album Sales | HipHop DX
  59. ^ Tech N9ne "Klusterfuk" EP Artwork, Tracklist | Get The Latest Hip Hop News, Rap News & Hip Hop Album Sales | HipHop DX
  60. ^ Diggy Simmons Releases "Unexpected Arrival" Full Stream | Get The Latest Hip Hop News, Rap News & Hip Hop Album Sales | HipHop DX
  61. ^ MGK To Release "Half Naked & Almost Famous" EP & DVD, Features Cassie, Waka Flocka Flame | Get The Latest Hip Hop News, Rap News & Hip Hop Album Sales | HipHop DX
  62. ^ RapFix – Odd Future’s New Album ‘OF Tape Vol. 2′ Due In March
  63. ^ Rap Release Dates: Tech N9ne, Azealia Banks, Snoop Dogg, Pep Love, Stalley | Get The Latest Hip Hop News, Rap News & Hip Hop Album Sales | HipHop DX
  64. ^ a b c E-40 "The Block Brochure" Cover Art, Tracklist | Get The Latest Hip Hop News, Rap News & Hip Hop Album Sales | HipHop DX
  65. ^ Hip Hop Album Sales: The Week Ending 4/1/2012 | Get The Latest Hip Hop News, Rap News & Hip Hop Album Sales | HipHop DX
  66. ^ Bumpy Knuckles & DJ Premier "Kolexxxion" Tracklist, "Stoodiotyme EP" Released | Get The Latest Hip Hop News, Rap News & Hip Hop Album Sales | HipHop DX
  67. ^ Gift Of Gab Announces New Album "Next Logical Progression," Tour Dates | Get The Latest Hip Hop News, Rap News & Hip Hop Album Sales | HipHop DX
  68. ^ Illa Ghee Readies "Angeldust & Waffles" Featuring DJ Evil Dee | Get The Latest Hip Hop News, Rap News & Hip Hop Album Sales | HipHop DX
  69. ^ Iron Solomon Taps Talib Kweli, Paul Wall, Jean Grae & More For "Monster" | Get The Latest Hip Hop News, Rap News & Hip Hop Album Sales | HipHop DX
  70. ^ Stones Throw Records To Reissue Lootpack's "Soundpieces: Da Antidote" | Get The Latest Hip Hop News, Rap News & Hip Hop Album Sales | HipHop DX
  71. ^ Rap Release Dates: Bow Wow, Machine Gun Kelly, Chris Brown, Madlib | Get The Latest Hip Hop News, Rap News & Hip Hop Album Sales | HipHop DX
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  73. ^ a b c d e Rap Release Dates: Lupe Fiasco, Cam'ron, Saigon, Pharoahe Monch | Get The Latest Hip Hop News, Rap News & Hip Hop Album Sales | HipHop DX
  74. ^ Turf Talk & Laroo "Sick-Wid-It: Block Ops" Tracklist, E-40, C-Bo Featured | Get The Latest Hip Hop News, Rap News & Hip Hop Album Sales | HipHop DX
  75. ^ Nicki Minaj "Pink Friday: Roman Reloaded" Tracklist | Get The Latest Hip Hop News, Rap News & Hip Hop Album Sales | HipHop DX
  76. ^ Obie Trice Delays "Bottoms Up" To April | Get The Latest Hip Hop News, Rap News & Hip Hop Album Sales | HipHop DX
  77. ^ Casey Veggies "Customized Greatly Vol. 3" Cover Art, Tracklist | Get The Latest Hip Hop News, Rap News & Hip Hop Album Sales | HipHop DX
  78. ^ Ayatollah & Moka Only To Release "Bridges" Collaboration Album | Get The Latest Hip Hop News, Rap News & Hip Hop Album Sales | HipHop DX
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  84. ^ dubcnn.com // D-Dimes Releases "Gas & Weed: Tour Life" EP / DVD // West Coast News Network //
  85. ^ Future "Pluto" Artwork, Tracklist | Get The Latest Hip Hop News, Rap News & Hip Hop Album Sales | HipHop DX
  86. ^ dubcnn.com // Video: Mac Mall Ft. Ray Luv - The Rebellion Against All There Is // West Coast News Network //
  87. ^ Snoop Dogg "Stoners" EP Tracklist | Get The Latest Hip Hop News, Rap News & Hip Hop Album Sales | HipHop DX
  88. ^ Rap Release Dates: Lauryn Hill, Big K.R.I.T., Waka Flocka Flame, 50 Cent | Get The Latest Hip Hop News, Rap News & Hip Hop Album Sales | HipHop DX
  89. ^ Death Grips Sign to Epic, Ready Two 2012 Albums | News | Pitchfork
  90. ^ DX News Bits: Chuuwee, Jaecyn Bayne, Melanie Fiona And Drake | Get The Latest Hip Hop News, Rap News & Hip Hop Album Sales | HipHop DX
  91. ^ Loaded - Mickey Avalon : Songs, Reviews, Credits, Awards : AllMusic
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  93. ^ REKS & Statik Selektah "Straight No Chaser" Tracklist, Artwork | Get The Latest Hip Hop News, Rap News & Hip Hop Album Sales | HipHop DX
  94. ^ "Exclaim!'s 20 Most Anticipated Canadian Albums of 2012". Exclaim!, January 3, 2012.
  95. ^ Showbiz To Release Instrumentals Album "Still Diggin' Volume 1" | Get The Latest Hip Hop News, Rap News & Hip Hop Album Sales | HipHop DX
  96. ^ Yukmouth - Half Baked (Album Info) - the latest Bay Area rap and hip-hop music - Thizzler On The Roof
  97. ^ Apollo Brown & O.C. Move "Trophies" Album To May 1 Release | Get The Latest Hip Hop News, Rap News & Hip Hop Album Sales | HipHop DX
  98. ^ B.o.B "Strange Clouds" Deluxe Edition Tracklist | Get The Latest Hip Hop News, Rap News & Hip Hop Album Sales | HipHop DX
  99. ^ Blockhead To Release "Interludes After Midnight" Album In May | Get The Latest Hip Hop News, Rap News & Hip Hop Album Sales | HipHop DX
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  101. ^ Big K.R.I.T.'s "KRITWuzHere" & "ReturnOf4Eva" To Have Deluxe Edition CD Release | Get The Latest Hip Hop News, Rap News & Hip Hop Album Sales | HipHop DX
  102. ^ I Self Divine To Release "The Sounds Of Low Class America" In May, Four Mixtapes | Get The Latest Hip Hop News, Rap News & Hip Hop Album Sales | HipHop DX
  103. ^ Pitbull "Original Hits" Compilation To Release In May | Get The Latest Hip Hop News, Rap News & Hip Hop Album Sales | HipHop DX
  104. ^ Punchline & DJ Soulclap "Underground Superstars" Artwork, Tracklist | Get The Latest Hip Hop News, Rap News & Hip Hop Album Sales | HipHop DX
  105. ^ Ab-Soul "Control System" Album Stream | Get The Latest Hip Hop News, Rap News & Hip Hop Album Sales | HipHop DX
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  107. ^ Joe Budden – Mood Muzik: The Box Set (Album Trailer) | HipHop-N-More
  108. ^ Killer Mike & El-P "R.A.P. Music" Full Album Stream | Get The Latest Hip Hop News, Rap News & Hip Hop Album Sales | HipHop DX
  109. ^ Krizz Kaliko's "Kickin' & Screamin'" To Feature Chamillionaire, T-Pain & Twista | Get The Latest Hip Hop News, Rap News & Hip Hop Album Sales | HipHop DX
  110. ^ Psycho Realm To Release "Terror Tapes 2," Featuring Murs, Joell Ortiz | Get The Latest Hip Hop News, Rap News & Hip Hop Album Sales | HipHop DX
  111. ^ Statik Selektah & Termanology "1982" Full Album Stream | Get The Latest Hip Hop News, Rap News & Hip Hop Album Sales | HipHop DX
  112. ^ DX News Bits: DJ Spinna Host CD Collection, MTV Remembers MCA, Audio Stepchild Prepares LP | Get The Latest Hip Hop News, Rap News & Hip Hop Album Sales | HipHop DX
  113. ^ Hieroglyphics' Casual To Release "He Still Think He Raw" Album On May 22 | Get The Latest Hip Hop News, Rap News & Hip Hop Album Sales | HipHop DX
  114. ^ Devin The Dude "Seriously Trippin" EP Full Stream | Get The Latest Hip Hop News, Rap News & Hip Hop Album Sales | HipHop DX
  115. ^ El-P "Cancer For Cure" Album Stream | Get The Latest Hip Hop News, Rap News & Hip Hop Album Sales | HipHop DX
  116. ^ a b Brown Bag AllStars' J57 Readies Two EPs, Action Bronson, Nitty Scott MC Featured | Get The Latest Hip Hop News, Rap News & Hip Hop Album Sales | HipHop DX
  117. ^ dubcnn.com // Tha Chill, DPG, Audio Stepchild & Bokie Loc "Ain't Feeling Nat" // West Coast News Network //
  118. ^ J. Dilla "Dillatroit" Cover Art, Tracklist | Get The Latest Hip Hop News, Rap News & Hip Hop Album Sales | HipHop DX
  119. ^ Azealia Banks "1991" EP Preview | Get The Latest Hip Hop News, Rap News & Hip Hop Album Sales | HipHop DX
  120. ^ Chuuwee Reveals Large Professor Collaboration For Debut LP | Get The Latest Hip Hop News, Rap News & Hip Hop Album Sales | HipHop DX
  121. ^ Anticon's Doseone Readies "G Is For Deep" For May 29 | Get The Latest Hip Hop News, Rap News & Hip Hop Album Sales | HipHop DX
  122. ^ Illus' "Family First" LP Co-Produced By Public Enemy Affiliate DJ Johnny Juice | Get The Latest Hip Hop News, Rap News & Hip Hop Album Sales | HipHop DX
  123. ^ Travis Porter "From Day 1" Tracklist | Get The Latest Hip Hop News, Rap News & Hip Hop Album Sales | HipHop DX
  124. ^ Big K.R.I.T. "Live From The Underground" Tracklist & Full Album Stream | Get The Latest Hip Hop News, Rap News & Hip Hop Album Sales | HipHop DX
  125. ^ Company Flow's Bigg Jus Prepares "Machines That Make Civilizations Fun" Album | Get The Latest Hip Hop News, Rap News & Hip Hop Album Sales | HipHop DX
  126. ^ Curren$y "The Stoned Immaculate" Full Album Stream | Get The Latest Hip Hop News, Rap News & Hip Hop Album Sales | HipHop DX
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  128. ^ DJ Shadow To Release Early MPC-Produced Instrumentals On June Album | Get The Latest Hip Hop News, Rap News & Hip Hop Album Sales | HipHop DX
  129. ^ Nottz "In My Mind" EP Free Stream | Get The Latest Hip Hop News, Rap News & Hip Hop Album Sales | HipHop DX
  130. ^ Oh No "Ohnomite" Cover Art, Tracklist | Get The Latest Hip Hop News, Rap News & Hip Hop Album Sales | HipHop DX
  131. ^ a b Rap Release Dates: Nas, Kid Ink, Chris Brown, Juvenile | Get The Latest Hip Hop News, Rap News & Hip Hop Album Sales | HipHop DX
  132. ^ Rap Release Dates: T.I., Azealia Banks, French Montana, Curren$y | Get The Latest Hip Hop News, Rap News & Hip Hop Album Sales | HipHop DX
  133. ^ Horowitz, Steven J. (2012-06-13). "J. Dilla "Rebirth Of Detroit" Full Album Stream | Get The Latest Hip Hop News, Rap News & Hip Hop Album Sales". HipHop DX. Retrieved 2012-09-16. 
  134. ^ Kid Ink "Up & Away" Cover Art, Release Date | Get The Latest Hip Hop News, Rap News & Hip Hop Album Sales | HipHop DX
  135. ^ Rosco P. Coldchain To Release "Almost Famous," Produced By Fatin "10" Horton | Get The Latest Hip Hop News, Rap News & Hip Hop Album Sales | HipHop DX
  136. ^ Paine, Jake (2012-06-06). "SpaceGhostPurrp "Mysterious Phonk" Full Album Stream | Get The Latest Hip Hop News, Rap News & Hip Hop Album Sales". HipHop DX. Retrieved 2012-09-16. 
  137. ^ Stevie Stone Announces Debut "Rollin' Stone" | Get The Latest Hip Hop News, Rap News & Hip Hop Album Sales | HipHop DX
  138. ^ Waka Flocka Flame "Triple F Life: Friends, Fans & Family" Tracklist | Get The Latest Hip Hop News, Rap News & Hip Hop Album Sales | HipHop DX
  139. ^ Wordsworth To Release "The Photo Album," Features Masta Ace & Torae | Get The Latest Hip Hop News, Rap News & Hip Hop Album Sales | HipHop DX
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  141. ^ Bow Wow "Underrated" Release Date | Get The Latest Hip Hop News, Rap News & Hip Hop Album Sales | HipHop DX
  142. ^ House Shoes To Release "Let It Go" Debut, Danny Brown, Black Milk Featured | Get The Latest Hip Hop News, Rap News & Hip Hop Album Sales | HipHop DX
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  144. ^ Lil Wyte "Still Doubted?" Tracklist | Get The Latest Hip Hop News, Rap News & Hip Hop Album Sales | HipHop DX
  145. ^ Rap Release Dates: Eminem, Spaceghostpurrp, Cam'ron, Pastor Troy | Get The Latest Hip Hop News, Rap News & Hip Hop Album Sales | HipHop DX
  146. ^ Smoke DZA "Rugby Thompson" Tracklist | Get The Latest Hip Hop News, Rap News & Hip Hop Album Sales | HipHop DX
  147. ^ Large Professor "Professor @ Large" Tracklist & Artwork | Get The Latest Hip Hop News, Rap News & Hip Hop Album Sales | HipHop DX
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  149. ^ Maybach Music Group "Self Made Vol. 2" Tracklist | Get The Latest Hip Hop News, Rap News & Hip Hop Album Sales | HipHop DX
  150. ^ Open Mike Eagle Prepares "4NML HSPTL" Featuring Danny Brown, Has-Lo | Get The Latest Hip Hop News, Rap News & Hip Hop Album Sales | HipHop DX
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  152. ^ Paine, Jake (2012-06-06). "C-Bo "Orca" Tracklist & Artwork | Get The Latest Hip Hop News, Rap News & Hip Hop Album Sales". HipHop DX. Retrieved 2012-09-16. 
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  156. ^ Young Zee & Mr. Green To Release "One Crazy Weekend" Album | Get The Latest Hip Hop News, Rap News & Hip Hop Album Sales | HipHop DX
  157. ^ Cro – “Raop” (Releasedate & Vorbestellung) | hiphopholic.de Hip Hop Portal
  158. ^ Aesop Rock Announces New Album "Skelethon," Due July 10th | Get The Latest Hip Hop News, Rap News & Hip Hop Album Sales | HipHop DX
  159. ^ Freddie Gibbs & Madlib To Release "Shame" EP On July 10th | Get The Latest Hip Hop News, Rap News & Hip Hop Album Sales | HipHop DX
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  162. ^ Masta Ace & MF DOOM's "MA DOOM: Son Of Yvonne" To Release In July | Get The Latest Hip Hop News, Rap News & Hip Hop Album Sales | HipHop DX
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  166. ^ The Alchemist "Russian Roulette" Cover Art, Tracklist | Get The Latest Hip Hop News, Rap News & Hip Hop Album Sales | HipHop DX
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