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List Rules Only albums (or mixtapes) that were released in the 2013 calendar year

This is a list of the best hip hop albums of 2013. This list contains the likes of French Montana's Excuse my French, A$AP Ferg's Trap Lord, of Kanye West's Yeezus, Kevin Gates' Stranger than Fiction, El-P & Killer Mike's (otherwise known as Run the Jewels) self titled release Run the Jewels. What do you think? Have we compiled the greatest hip hop albums of our time? Have we fallen short and put together the worst albums of 2013? Let your opinions reign supreme, let your heart and your headphones lead you to the truth.

There are always up and comers and newcomers every year in music, and 2013 was no exception. The question to ask every year is not whether we can find new music and new artists, but whether we can find good artists, and great music to listen to. Do the newcomers weigh in well? Do they compare to the likes of veterans of hip hop such as Lil Wayne? Do they compare to Kanye West or Jay Z? You will make the decisions from here on out. Don't forget to add the hip hop albums of 2013 that we have forgotten, as there are always great underdog artists who fly just below the radar. Gain respect, gain courage, and help your favorite musicians succeed by letting people know what is good, what is great, what will last, and what will pass.
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LongLiveA$AP is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Hip Hop Albums of 2013
LongLiveA$AP A$AP Rocky

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2
+ - 45 32
Acid Rap is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Hip Hop Albums of 2013
Acid Rap Chance the Rapper

3
+ - 45 33
My Name Is My Name is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Hip Hop Albums of 2013

4
+ - 48 39
Nothing Was the Same is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Hip Hop Albums of 2013

5
+ - 46 37
Born Sinner is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Hip Hop Albums of 2013
Born Sinner J. Cole

6
+ - 52 44
Yeezus is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Hip Hop Albums of 2013
Yeezus Kanye West

7
+ - 59 52
The Marshall Mathers LP 2 is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Hip Hop Albums of 2013

8
+ - 40 32
Run the Jewels is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Hip Hop Albums of 2013
Run the Jewels El-P & Killer Mike

9
+ - 35 28
Old is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Hip Hop Albums of 2013
Old Danny Brown

10
+ - 35 28
Because the Internet is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Hip Hop Albums of 2013
Because the Internet Childish Gambino

11
+ - 33 33
Trap Lord is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Hip Hop Albums of 2013
Trap Lord A$AP Ferg

12
+ - 32 32
Wolf is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Hip Hop Albums of 2013
Wolf Tyler, the Creator

13
+ - 24 24
Something Else is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Hip Hop Albums of 2013
Something Else Tech N9ne

14
+ - 29 31
Watching Movies with the Sound... is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Hip Hop Albums of 2013

15
+ - 29 32
Hall of Fame is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Hip Hop Albums of 2013
Hall of Fame Big Sean

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16
+ - 18 22
Art of War WW3 is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Hip Hop Albums of 2013
Art of War WW3 Bone Thugs-N-Harmony - Bone Thugs-N-Harmony

17
+ - 3 2
Legends Never Die is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Hip Hop Albums of 2013
Legends Never Die R.A. The Rugged Man

18
+ - 20 26
The Night's Gambit is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Hip Hop Albums of 2013
The Night's Gambit Ka

19
+ - 26 36
Magna Carta...Holy Grail is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Hip Hop Albums of 2013
Magna Carta...Holy Grail Jay-Z

20
+ - 17 25
Doris is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Hip Hop Albums of 2013
Doris Earl Sweatshirt

21
+ - 15 25
Some Say I So I Say Light is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Hip Hop Albums of 2013

22
+ - 13 22
Quick Fix is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Hip Hop Albums of 2013
Quick Fix Baltimoore - Krayzie Bone

23
+ - 13 22
Blue Chips 2 is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Hip Hop Albums of 2013
Blue Chips 2 Action Bronson

24
+ - 13 23
Twelve Reasons to Die is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Hip Hop Albums of 2013
Twelve Reasons to Die Ghostface Killah

25
+ - 1 6
Tonight is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Hip Hop Albums of 2013
Tonight tobyMac

26
+ - 13 25
The Gifted is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Hip Hop Albums of 2013
The Gifted Wale

27
+ - 21 39
Excuse My French is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Hip Hop Albums of 2013
Excuse My French French Montana

28
+ - 11 26
Government Plates is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Hip Hop Albums of 2013
Government Plates Death Grips

29
+ - 9 25
Stranger Than Fiction is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Hip Hop Albums of 2013
Stranger Than Fiction Kevin Gates

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30
+ - 10 29
B.O.A.T.S. II: Me Time is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Hip Hop Albums of 2013

31
+ - 9 28
Finally Rich is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Hip Hop Albums of 2013
Finally Rich Chief Keef

32
+ - 6 23
York is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Hip Hop Albums of 2013
York Blu

33
+ - 6 23
Stay Trippy is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Hip Hop Albums of 2013
Stay Trippy Juicy J

34
+ - 4 23
Tape Two is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Hip Hop Albums of 2013
Tape Two Young Fathers

35
+ - 3 23
Kenny Dennis LP is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Hip Hop Albums of 2013
Kenny Dennis LP Serengeti

36
+ - 6 38
I Am Not a Human Being II is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Hip Hop Albums of 2013

37
+ - 2 22
Anxiety is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Hip Hop Albums of 2013
Anxiety Autre Ne Veut

38
+ - 1 21
Million Dollar Afro is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Hip Hop Albums of 2013
Million Dollar Afro Problem & IamSu

39
+ - 1 22
Street Lottery is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Hip Hop Albums of 2013
Street Lottery Young Scooter

40
+ - 1 22
Ponzi Scheme is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Hip Hop Albums of 2013
Ponzi Scheme Bangladesh

41
+ - 0 22
Mobbin' No Sobbin' is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Hip Hop Albums of 2013
Mobbin' No Sobbin' Western Tink

42
+ - 0 25
Ketchup! is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Hip Hop Albums of 2013
Ketchup! DJ Mustard