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2022 has been another big year for hip-hop. The genre continues to host artists who are creating new sounds. From HIGHXTAR. we tell you what the best hip-hop albums of this year have been.
This year saw the return of Kung-Fu Kenny after a five-year hiatus with Mr Morale and The Big Steppers, and classics Black Thought and Nas returned with standout projects. 2022 was also a big year for both women and queer artists, even though the genre has historically been male-dominated and, at times, exclusionary. Lil Nas X returned with “Late To Da Party”, while young up-and-comer GloRilla marked a before and after with “FNF”. Also, Little Simz, winner of the 2022 Mercury Prize with No Thank You, has made history in the scene.
NAS, KING’S DISEASE III
EARL SWEATSHIRT, SICK!
DENZEL CURRY, MELT MY EYEZ SEE YOUR FUTURE
LITTLE SIMZ, NO THANK YOU
JESHI, UNIVERSAL CREDIT
FLO MILLI, YOU STILL HERE, HO?
LEIKELI47, SHAPE UP
FREDDIE GIBBS, $OUL $OLD $EPARATELY
FLOHIO, OUT OF HEART
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