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It’s that time of year, and for the first time, the Itch FM DJs present to you their top 100 hip hop albums of 2016.

We asked our DJs to lace us with their Top 10 albums of the year, and we ended up with a huge selection from across the spectrum of this thing we call Hip Hop, with some Beats, Soul & Grime pieces thrown in too.

The science bit: Each No.1 album got 10 points, and so on, to a No.10 album getting 1 point. For each additional mention by a DJ, an album got a bonus of 5 points.

This resulted in a lot of inevitable ties down the line, but we ain’t got time to argue no mo’ frankly. We all know what opinions are like, right?

2016 has been a wack year, for a ton of reasons, but there’s no disputing there’s been some amazing music released. Here’s 100 dope albums you should check out. No mumble-rap up in here!

Contributions came from 210 & Philly, BobaFatt, Dan Johns, Gunes, Johnny Rebel, Madhandz, Maintain, Mr Dex, Nino Malo, Noisiboi, Shorty, Spy Da Man, Thad Boogie & Wreck.

Keep an eye on our socials over the week too, as we post the individual DJ charts. Keep it locked, keep it Itch.

ITCH Top 100 Hip Hop Albums of 2016

1. Anderson .Paak – Malibu
2. Rapsody – Crown
3. Smoke DZA & Pete Rock – Don’t Smoke Rock
=4. De La Soul – And The Anonymous Nobody
=4. ATCQ – We Got It From Here
6. Da Flyy Hooligan – Ray Winstone
7. Common – Black America Again
8. NxWorries – Yes Lawd!
9. Homeboy Sandman – Kindness For Weakness
10. Apollo Brown & Skyzoo – The Easy Truth

=11. Solange – A Seat At The Table
=11. Ded Tebiase – Seventy Five
=11. Mick Jenkins – The Healing Component
=11. Mickey Factz & Nottz – The Achievement: Circa 82
15. Like – Songs Made While High
=16. Sonnyjim – Mud In My Malbec
=16. Noname – Telefone
18. Chance The Rapper – Coloring Book
=19. J Cole – 4 Your Eyez Only
=19. Schoolboy Q – Blank Face

21. Fliptrix – Patterns Of Escapism
=22. Chairman Maf – Zoo
=22. Westside Gunn – Fly God
=24. Aesop Rock – The Impossible Kid
=24. Kendrick Lamar – untitled unmastered.
26. Ocean Wisdom – Chaos ’93
=27. Reks – The Greatest
=27. Snowgoons – Goon Bap
=29. Ravage – Laughing At The King
=29. DJ Shadow – The Mountain Will Fall
=29. Boora x Mr Robberhood – Soviet Aesthetics
=29. Ras Kass – Intellectual Property
=29. Ka – Honor Killed The Samurai
=34. Durrty Goodz – Not Been Televised
=34. Badbadnotgood – IV
=34. Open Mike Eagle & Paul White – Hella Personal Film Festival
=34. Jake One – Prayer Hands Emoji
=34. A Cat Called Fritz – Nowadays (The Beatstrumental Version)
=34. Drake – Views

=40. Shay D – A Figure Of Speech
=40. Tall Black Guy – Let’s Take A Trip
=40. Sam Boca / Score34 – S4 Connection
=40. Willie Green – Doc Savage
=44. Childish Gambino – Awaken, My Love
=44. Mr Brown – Beats For Days 2
=44. Ivan Ave – Helping Hands
=44. Wretch 32 – Growing Over Life
=44. Marvwon – Soundtrack of Autumn
=44. Elucid – Save Yourself
=50. Danny Brown – Atrocity Exhibition
=50. Phonte & Eric Roberson – Tigallerro
=50. A Tribe Called Red – We Are The Halluci Nation
=50. DJ Brans – Endless

=54. Verbal Skillz – Old Man Rapper
=54. Kanye West – Life Of Pablo
=54. Greenspan – Never Gone Die
=54. Scallops Hotel – Too Much of Life Is Mood
=58. Kaytranada – 99.9%
=58. Termanology – More Politics
=58. Ab Soul – Do What Thou Wilt
=58. Westside Gunn – Hitler Wears Hermes VI
=58. Masta Ace – The Falling Season
=58. Chinch 33 – Yuma
=58. Smoovth – SS96J (Smoothest Since ’96 Jigga)
=65. Kano – Made In The Manor
=65. I, Ced – What Are We Looking For
=65. ScienZe – Good Food
=65. Lessondary – Ahead Of Schedule
=65. Christmaz – Ego & Soul
=65. Ugly Heroes – Everything In Between
=65. We Are Not For Them – Captures Vol 1
=72. D.I.T.C. – Sessions
=72. J Dilla – Diary
=72. Bugzy Malone – Facing Time
=72. Epidemic – 4 Dimension On A Paper
=72. Dominique Larue & J Rawls – Almost There
=72. Domo Genesis – Genesis
=72. PremRock & Fresh Kils – Leave In Tact
=79. Cappo – Dramatic Change Of Fortune
=79. Coops – God Complex
=79. Czarface – A Fistful Of Peril
=79. Emanon – Dystopia
=79. Robert Glasper – Artscience
=79. Three Headed Beast – Time To Feast
=79. Figub Brazlevic – Ersatzverkehr Instrumentals

86. Dabbla – Year Of The Monkey
87. Blu & Nottz – Titans In The Flesh
88. Si Phili – The 11th Hour
89. Mac Miller – The Divine Feminine
90. Torae – Entitled
91. FlowTecs – The Concrete Doctrine
92. The Mouse Outfit – Remixed
93. Dave East – Kairi Chanel
94. Black Milk & Nat Turner – The Rebellion Sessions
95. Skepta – Konnichiwa
96. Afro & Marco Polo – A-F-R-O Polo
97. Jungle Brown – Flight 314
98. Pusha T – King Push: Darkest Before Dawn
99. TRIM – 1-800 Dinosaur Presents
100. Giggs – Landlord

 

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