With Montero, a rich and personal album that also sees the "Old Town Road" star genuinely rapping — like, rapping, rapping — while managing to imbue his delivery with the whimsical delight of golden-age dance music, Lil Nas X laid to rest any devotion to genre or form stubborn rap purists had. Little Simz's extremely personal I Might Be Introvert, in which she seamlessly transitions from contemplating her own trauma to flexing at a party, was a standout. Call Me if You Get Lost finds Tyler, the Creator finally acknowledging his own grandeur, resulting in his best album to date.
J. Cole, 'The Off-Season'Polo G, 'Hall of Fame'Little Simz, 'Sometimes I Might Be Introvert'Mike, 'Disco!'KenTheMan, 'What’s My Name'Sahbabii, 'Do It for Demon'Sahbabii, an Atlanta rapper, spent a year mourning the death of a childhood friend before summoning the bravery to turn the experience into his debut studio album. Sahbabii is in his element on Do It for Demon, bringing his signature wordplay and charm with a healthy dosage of reflection.
Maxo Kream, 'Weight of the World'
Ye (f.k.a. Kanye West), 'Donda'
Young Thug, 'Punk'
YSL, 'Slime Language 2'
Drake, 'Certified Lover Boy'
Pi'erre Bourne - 'The Life of Pi'erre 5'
BabyTron, 'Bin Reaper 2'
Lil Nas X, 'Montero'
Doja Cat, 'Planet Her'
Megan Thee Stallion, 'Something for Thee Hotties'
Boldy James and Alchemist, 'Bo Jackson'
Tyler, the Creator, 'Call Me if You Get Lost'
Mach-Hommy, 'Pray for Haiti'
Playboi Carti, 'Whole Lotta Red'