Top 20 Albums of 2012

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  • Brandy, Two Eleven
  • Miguel, Kaleidoscope Dream
  • Nas, Life Is Good
  • Frank Ocean, Channel Orange
  • Kendrick Lamar, good kid, m.A.A.d city
  • Top 20 Albums of 2012
  • Alicia Keys, Girl on Fire
  • Usher, Looking 4 Myself
  • Maybach Music Group, Self Made 2
  • Meek Mill, Dreams and Nightmares
  • Big Boi, Vicious Lies & Dangerous Rumors
  • Rick Ross, God Forgives, I Don’t
  • Wiz Khalifa
  • G.O.O.D. Music, Cruel Summer
  • KA, Grief Pedigree
  • Killer Mike, R.A.P. Music
  • 2 Chainz, Based on a T.R.U. Story
  • T.I., Trouble Man: Heavy Is the Head
  • Game, Jesus Piece
  • Rihanna, Unapologetic
  • Schoolboy Q

Nas, Life Is Good

Ten albums and 20 years deep into his legendary legacy, Nas’s latest proves that he still has the gift that once had many calling him the Second Coming. Grimy, throwback beats from No I.D. and others put Nas in a ’90s New York state of mind, and songs like “Daughters” and “The Don” stand up to his seminal work from back then.

(Photo: DEF Jam Records)

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