Music magazine Rolling Stone has recently named its "20 Best Hip Hop Albums of 2013" and Kanye West is the one who sits at throne with his experimental opus Yeezus. Among Kanye's competiton is Drake, ASAP Rocky, Eminem, Jay Z, J. Cole, Earl Sweatshirt, and Pusha T. There's no question 2013 was a strong year for hip-hop albums.
"Kanye's electro masterpiece is his most extreme album ever, which is saying something," Rolling Stone writes. "No wonder the late, great Lou Reed embraced Yeezus, since it's basically the Metal Machine Music concept translated into futuristic hip-hop, all industrial overload and hypertense egomania and hostile vibes."
Drake's Nothing Was the Same sits comfortably at #2 and Rolling Stone compared Drake's album with Kanye's Yeezus. "With Kanye breathing fire in rarified air, Drake is the people's rapper, a smart kid conflicted about his fame, heart, family, everything except his mic potency," the magazine writes. "But what makes his lonely fantastic voyage matter is its emotional weight, which gets crucial amplification from Noah '40' Shebib's whirlpool beats."
Check out the full list below and share your thoughts on their list. Also, what are you favorite hip-hop albums of 2013?
1. Yeezus, Kanye West
2. Nothing Was The Same, Drake
3. Old, Danny Brown
4. The Marshall Mathers LP 2, Eminem
5. Acid Rap, Chance the Rapper
6. My Name Is My Name, Pusha T
7. Born Sinner, J. Cole
8. Doris, Earl Sweatshirt
9. Trap Lord, A$AP Ferg
10. Magna Carta Holy Grail, Jay Z
11. B.O.A.T.S. II: Me Time, 2 Chainz
12. Long.Live.A$AP, A$AP Rocky
13. The Luca Brasi Story, Kevin Gates
14. Run The Jewels, Run The Jewels
15. Wolf, Tyler, the Creator
16. I Am, Yo Gotti
17. The Night's Gambit, Ka
18. Excuse My French, French Montana
19. Watching Movies With the Sound Off, Mac Miller
20. Self Made Vol. 3, Maybach Music Group