Posts by Rolling Stone

  • 20 Best Hip-Hop Albums of 2013

    Rolling Stone3 mths ago

    2013 was a huge year for hip-hop, with high-profile releases from some of the biggest names in rap – including Kanye West, Jay Z, Drake, Eminem, Lil Wayne – doing battle on the charts and in fans' hearts. It was also a great year for underground flag-carriers like Run the Jewels and Ka and regional stars like Yo Gotti. At times, it felt like (almost) every rapper in the world put out an album this year. So who did it best? Read on for our Top 20.

    Contributors: Jon Dolan, Will Hermes, Jeff Rosenthal, Rob Sheffield, Matthew Trammell, Simon Vozick-Levinson

    20. Maybach Music Group, 'Self Made Vol. 3'

    MMG rolls deep, but Self Made Vol. 3 gets its best output from its bench players: Rockie Fresh resurrects that shiny-suit Ma$e vibe on "What Ya Used To," Stalley and Omarion both turn in solid work and Gunplay ties lyrical knots with Boy Scout precision: "Mommy poor, Daddy poor, what's the antidote?/Gun through the window pointed at the cantaloupe." This album is so super-sized you almost forget it also includes Meek Mill's street smash "Levels."

    19. Mac Miller, 'Watching Movies With the Sound Off'

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