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Favorite Hip Hop Albums of 2021 (Out Da Box Picks)

Updated: Jan 18






Favorite Hip Hop Albums of 2021 (from Out Da Box Team)

Check out the video above from our Out Da Box Talks Panel, where we name our favorite Hip Hop Albums of 2021 and discuss reasons why. Also check below for the text list from our Out Da Box Talks Panel expressed in the video from Host Cril, Mark, J Red and

A-Level. This was a very difficult list to come up with, this is what I have. I plan to be adding more to this list so check back - Cril.


Cril's Top 50 and Honorable Mentions


1. Nas - KD2

2. Ka - A Martyr’s Reward

3. Czarface and MF DOOM - Super What?

4. Tha God Fahim & Your Old Droog - Wolf on Wall Street

5. Mach-Hommy - Balens Cho

6. Cashus King - Agape Vs Nameless

7. Skyzoo - All The Brilliant Things

8. Eshon Burgundy & Zara Royalty - It is What it Is

9. R.A.P. Ferriera - Bob’s Son

10. Armand Hammer - Haram

11. Brandon Isaac and Free Mind - The North Star

12. Sage Poet - Parable of the Chariot

13. Funky DL - Beautiful Soul

14. Supreme Cerebral & Eloh Kush - Clark Connoiseurs 2

15. Bruiser Wolf - Dope Game Stupid

16. SkyBlew & Maestro - Keys of Light

17. Mega Ran - Live 95

18. Amari Mar - Grand Rising

19. Mosel & Ariel - Rise Above Yourself

20. Philmore Greene & Rashid Hadee - Knowledge and Power

21. Paul Willis - Wonderland

22. Rita J - The High Priestess (Prod. Neak)

23. Navy Blue - Navy’s Reprise

24. Arrested Development - For the FKN Love

25. Defcee - Trapdoor

26. Big Stacks & Nite Tyme - The Vibe Out


In no particular order, just more dope albums to add to the list


27. Mrk Sx - Nrmlz GRWTH

28. Planet Asia - Block Shaman

29. Little Simz - Sometimes I Might Be Introvert

30. Mach-Hommy - Pray For Haiti

31. Speech - Expansion

32. Breeze Brewin - Hindsight

33. Asun Eastwood - The S.O.U.L.

34. Evidence - The Unlearning Vol. 1

35. Edo. G & Insight Innovates - Edo.G & Insight Innovates

36. The Good People - The Greater Good

37. Damu The Fudgemunk - Conversation Peace

38. Eloh Kush - Live from the Whirlwind

39. Tanya Morgan - Don and Von

40. Abstract Mindstate - Dreams Still Inspire

41. Raw Poetic & Damu The Fudgemunk - Big Tiny Planet

42. R.A.P. Ferriera - Light Emitting Diamond Cutter Scriptures

43. Cesar Comanche & Poe Mack - A Promise Not to Sting

44. Your Old Droog - Time

45. Th1rt3en - A Magnificent Day for an Excorcism

46. Tall Black Guy & Ozay Moore - Of Process and Progression

47. Cymarshall Law - I Still Love H.E.R.

48. HRSMN - The Last Ride

49. Passport Rav - Sand In My Carry On

50. Fatboi Sharif & Roper Williams - GLC

51. Eloh Kush & Ras Beats - The Law Of Least Effort


A-Level's Top 5

  1. Nas & Hitboy - KD2

  2. Ye - Donda

  3. Nas - Magic

  4. J. Cole - Off Season

  5. Alchemist & Boldy James - Bo Jackson

A-Level's Honorable Mention

Cril - Growth and Balance



Mark's Top 10

1 Nas - KD2

2 Tyler -call me when you get lost

3 Little simz - sometimes I might be introvert

4 Skyzoo - all the brilliant things

5 Vince Stapes (self titled)

6 Westside Gunn - Hermes 8 (side b)

7 Mach-Hommy - pray for Paris

8 Wiki - Half God

9 Evidence - the unlearning vol. 1

10 Madlib - Sound Ancestors


Mark's Honorable Mentions

J Cole - off-season

Conway - la Machina

Abstract mind state - dreams still inspire

Cril - Growth and Balance


J Red’s Top 10


1. Kanye West - Donda

2. J Cole - Off Season

3. Nas - KD 2

4. Czarface & MF DOOM - Super What!

5. Boldy James & Alchemsit - Bo Jackson

6. Vince Staples - Vince Staples

7. Tyler The Creator - Call Me If You Get Lost

8. Little Simz - Sometimes I Might Be Introvert

9. Isaiah Rashad - House Is Burning

10. Baby Keem - Melodic Blue





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