February 4, 2023

Our 2022 Midyear Report continues with our favourite rap albums of the 12 months to date. Discover the entire lists of the most effective music, movie, and TV of the 12 months so far in a single place right here.


Sometimes, best-of lists find yourself with spherical numbers like 25 (or 30, in our case) in an effort to be all-inclusive and ensure to not miss something. When it got here time to pick our favourite rap albums, nevertheless, we made a concerted effort to not pull any punches. In spite of everything, if a challenge doesn’t maintain up after a number of listens, does it actually need to make a shortlist?

By reducing out all of the filler, we inevitably needed to make some robust selections. After loads of debate throughout which some albums acquired additional consideration and the order of the checklist shifted a number of instances, we lastly completed making all of the tough selections and settled on 12 as the proper quantity.

With the mud now settled, I’m joyful to current a definitive checklist that includes one of many greatest stars in hip-hop, rappers that merely don’t miss, a few of the most fun new acts we’ve heard in latest reminiscence, and artists who’ve been grinding within the underground for years.

These are the most effective rap albums of 2022 so far.

— Eddie Fu
New Music Editor


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