Best Hip-Hop Albums of the Year

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Dope music. Dope artists. Dope year.

With all of the celebrity deaths and tragedies that have happened over the past 12 months, 2016 has been a rocky year. We’ve lost legendary hip-hop icons while others have had emotional breakdowns. But there’s been at least one good thing that has come out of this year, and that’s the music. In 2016, we’ve received great projects from great artists who have stepped their game up. From Chance the Rapper’s Coloring Book to Kanye West’s The Life of Pablo, this year has been a great one in music.

Chance The Rapper at 2014 Budweiser Made In America Festival - Day 2 - Los Angeles

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Here are this year's best albums