Top 10 Hip-Hop Albums of 2015

It was a pretty impressive year in hip-hop and there were plenty of albums in contention for this top 10 list.

Some of the obvious choices for the top 10 hip-hop albums of 2015 include names like Kendrick Lamar, Big Sean and Drake but well explain more in out list below, which also contains an honorable mention.

10. Joey Bada$$ - B4.DA.$$

Bada$$ is one of the young New York talents that has been bringing back the old school rawness of 90's hip-hop.

On B4.DA.$$, he showcased his raspy tone and signature delivery with a pretty impressive mixture of story telling and the overall ability to keep the listener tuned in.

Tracks like "Big Dusty" and "Paper Trail$" stand out among the rest on the album but with 17 tracks in total, B4.DA.$$ is also a product of hard work and overall a very quality debut album.

9. Action Bronson - Mr. Wonderful

Bronson's Mr. Wonderful was a game-changer for him. It seemed as if Bronson had been around forever without releasing an actual album.

He is often compared to Ghostface Killah because of his delivery and tone but Bronson does have a style all his own when it comes to his lyrics. Bronson is a food lover and he uses it to his advantage in his music.

He also uses all of the exquisite experiences that he's had in his life to merge braggadocios and outlandish lyrics with true New York-styled rap.

"Easy Rider" was a masterpiece of a hip-hop track along with "Baby Blue" featuring Chance The Rapper.

8. Lupe Fiasco - Tetsuo & Youth

What Fiasco did with Tetsuo & Youth is bring listeners back to the witty verses that flies over you head during the first listen. He dove deeper into rap than we have ever seen him go.

His most successful projects prior to the release of Tetsuo & Youth have been his debut album Lupe Fiasco's Food and Liquor along with Lupe Fiasco's The Cool.

Tetsuo & Youth contains some of the most complex and sophisticated lyrics, especially in the 8:49 long track titled, "Mural." On "Mural" Fiasco proved that he has not lost a single step over the years and he does hold himself as one of the best to do it in hip-hop.

7. A$AP Rocky - At.Long.Last.A$AP

After the loss of his close friend and founder of the A$AP Mob A$AP Yams, A$AP Rocky was still able to finish and release the At.Long.Last.A$AP project that is one of the better put together albums of 2015. At.Long.Last.A$AP blended trill roots with that Harlem swagger that Rocky has.

It even featured a little West Coast flare from ScHoolboy Q who appeared on "Electric Body." The album had a bit of everything for A$AP fans and marked a project that was complete and telling of Rocky's pain and triumph in life.

6. Vince Staples - Summertime '06

Long Beach native Vince Staples is a very big young talent to look forward to in the future. His album Summertime '06 featured an uncut look into the life of gang-banging and growing up in situations that seem like just a story others see in movies.

In "Lift Me Up" Staples outlines just how much life isn't always as it seems. Summertime '06 is most definitely a must listen for hip-hop fans, you will likely be pleasantly surprised with with your hear.

5. Omen - Elephant Eyes

Another album that you might not see on any top 10 lists is Omen. Omen is one of Dreamville's finest rappers who is a master of story telling, as are all of the rappers that J. Cole signed to his team.

Whether it's talking about the struggles in entertainment, struggles in life or the vices that plague us all on a daily basis, Omen has pure substance to offer in his raps.

Elephant Eyes is one of the top projects that released in 2015 and is every bit deserving of a spot on the list.

4. Logic - The Incredible True Story

There isn't too much to say about Logic's The Incredible True Story. When fans heard his debut effort Under Pressure, they knew they would be in for a treat.

However, it doesn't look like they were prepared for an even better product in The Incredible True Story.

The album is indeed next level from it's storyline to the overall quality of the tracks and lyrics from Logic. It's easy to see why the album debuted at number one on the hip-hop charts.

3. Mac Miller: GO:OD AM

Miller is still one of the most underrated lyricists in hip-hop despite his continuous success over the years.

He has had to overcome a lot in life and GO:OD AM finds Miller in a state of triumph and reflection.

GO:OD AM contains a plethora of hits like "100 Grandkids," "Break The Law" and "Brand Name." It is indeed a very impressive display of hard work that is worthy of a place in any top 10.

2. Kendrick Lamar - To Pimp A Butterfly

Lamar's To Pimp A Butterfly came out of nowhere and addressed almost every social issue that plagues the U.S. today. The jazz fusion with trap/hip-hop worked a lot better than many would think but wasn't a hit with everyone.

It definitely generated some controversy but songs like "The Blacker The Berry" and "Hood Politics" cannot be ignored as some of the top tracks in 2015.

To Pimp A Butterfly isn't everyone's cup of tea but once understood for what it is, the deeper meaning and overall success shines brightly.

1. Drake - If You're Reading This It's Too Late

Drake at number one, yes we are ready for the eye-rolls here. While If You're Reading This It's Too Late may not have been the choice that many would choose as their number one, Drake's overall success with the project is too much to not have him at the top spot. The truth is, Drake and his album IYRTITL made all sorts of impact.

He even tied The Beatles for most songs on the Billboard Hot 100 simultaneously, which was later broken by Justin Bieber. Drake is ahead of everyone else in rap in 2015 whether we like it or not.

Honorable mention: Travi$ Scott's Rodeo

Rapper Travi$ Scott has gotten plenty of attention and hype this year. Rodeo was at the top of the young generation of hip-hop lovers list. There was a ton of buzz surrounding the project due to Scott's connection to Kanye West and T.I. Both artists have taken Scott under their wings and helped him develop as in artist in both the lyrical and production concentrations.

What fans got out of Rodeo was an asymmetrical album with plenty of hits and features. Scott has the ability to become pretty huge in hip-hop and he is already making sure he is in good company.

Thus ends our list of the top 10 hip-hop albums of 2015. Let us know what your top 10 hip-hop albums of 2015 were in the comment sections below.