Top 10 Hip-Hop Albums of 2023

Hip-Hop is part of the fabric of KGNU’s intricate music programming quilt, embedded in many of our shows, but most notably on the Eclipse Show (Sunday from 7-10PM), the longest running hip-hop show on earth. Like the rest of our programming, KGNU focuses on underground and non-commercial hip-hop artists, many of whom made our Top 10 Hip-Hop Albums of 2023 list:

Artist Album Label
1 El Michels Affair & Black Thought Glorious Game Big Crown
2 J Rocc Beatitudes Stones Throw Records
3 Noname Sundial Noname
4 Fat Jack With These Hands Alpha Pup Records
5 billy woods & Kenny Segal Maps Backwoods Studios
6 Killer Mike MICHAEL Loma Vista Recordings
7 Atmosphere So Many Other Realities Exist Simultaneously Rhymesayers Entertainment
8 Aesop Rock Integrated Tech Solutions Rhymesayers
9 Mick Jenkins The Patience Mick Jenkins
10 Raw Poetic Away Back In (feat. Damu The Fudgemunk) Damu The Fudgemunk

See more top albums of 2023 lists from KGNU here.

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