Top 20 Albums of 2012

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  • 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
  • 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

2 Chainz, Based on a T.R.U. Story

Yes, his 2011 mixtape T.R.U. Realigion was better. But backed by eager A-list collaborators and his quirky sense of humor, 2 Chainz's studio solo debut produced big moments and big records, from the chart-topping "No Lie" with Drake to the self-explanatory "I Luv Dem Strippers."

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