Kanye West, Eminem, and Janelle Monáe
12.31.2010

Rap-Up’s 10 Best Albums of 2010

It’s one thing to produce a hot single, but some artists expanded their horizons and funneled creativity into their full-length albums more than others. In 2010, listeners were given Kanye West’s mesmerizing and imaginative masterpiece My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy as well as Eminem’s most self-realized album in years, Recovery. Rihanna returned to making upbeat dance hits with her fifth LP Loud, while her “What’s My Name?” collaborator Drake backed up his hype with his sonically pleasing debut Thank Me Later. Find out which 10 albums had us hitting play time and time again in 2010.

10. R. Kelly – Love Letter

Love Letter

9. Nicki Minaj – Pink Friday

Pink Friday

8. Big Boi – Sir Lucious Left Foot: The Son of Chico Dusty

Sir Lucious Left Foot: The Son of Chico Dusty

7. Rihanna – Loud

Loud

6. Janelle Monáe – The ArchAndroid

The ArchAndroid

5. B.o.B – B.o.B Presents: The Adventures of Bobby Ray

The Adventures of Bobby Ray

4. Eminem – Recovery

Recovery

3. Rick Ross – Teflon Don

Teflon Don

2. Drake – Thank Me Later

1. Kanye West – My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy

My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy

What were your favorite albums of 2010? Tell us below.