Wired 25: The 25 Best Hip-Hop Albums And Mixtapes Of 2012 So Far

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The Summer is over and it's just about that time to take a look back ...

The Summer is over and it's just about that time to take a look back on all of the excellent music that has dropped in 2012. Since the lines of mixtapes and albums have become so blurred with so much effort going into free music, why separate them? From Rick Ross to Nas to Wiz Khalifa and Schoolboy Q, veterans and young bucks stood toe to toe by dropping quality effort after quality effort.

There are sure to be many great albums and mixtapes left off of this list, but that just speaks to how strong the year has been in music. It wasn't easy, but Hip-Hop Wired has broken down the top 25 albums and mixtapes this year so far in this week's edition of Wired 25. Hit the jump to check out the best that this year had to offer so far. 
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  • http://twitter.com/AndrewS77903017 MeanKitty813

    EL-P's album should have made it

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_4PRB537XWWJCTLSE2XDIBQ3EKA Blaker

      Totally agree. The fact that it isn't included in the top 5 is a shame, but not including it at all is plain retarded. Kazeem Famuyide has ZERO credibility.

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  • http://twitter.com/TyThe1JOSE Juelz Champìōne

    Dreamchasers 2 should be top 10-5

  • Les Gibbs

    Where is Childish Gambino's Royalty!?

  • why

    Joey bada$$, glad i looked that dude up. He's gonna be big

  • OUTKAST COME BACK

    kendrick lamar just knocked him off

  • Vadee714

    Kendrick Lamar is gay!!!

  • amc

    OC and Apollo Brown "Trophies"

  • mreyistheking

    Wheres lloyd banks v6?!?!

  • Queenbish

    Yea Nas great album real hip hop now I need Jeezy with another cl*****ic

  • Microphone

    wheres g.o.o.d kid M.A.A.D city

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100000136061852 Karan Sahota

    Where the hell is "The Game - Jesus Piece" ?

  • 1570626

    Where is the Heist? By far the best rap album of 2012. Everyone. Don't just judge Macklemore by Thrift Shop! He has so many other amazing songs such as Cant Hold Us, A Thousand Hours, a Thin Line, Make the Money, and Neon Cathedral and much more.

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