DJ Premier Names His Top 20 Albums Of 2012

posted Tuesday January 08 ,2013 at 10:14AM CST | 233 comments

DJ Premier Names His Top 20 Albums Of 2012

DJ Premier keeps his tradition alive by revealing his favorite LPs from last year.

DJ Premier has kept his annual tradition alive by releasing a year-end list of his top 20 favorite albums of 2012.

For this year's shortlist, Primo includes a handul of records for which he produced - Vinnie Paz's God of the Serengeti, Bumpy Knuckles' KoleXXXion, Lil Fame & Termanology's Fizzyology - as well as a handful of others. Making the cut are Roc Marciano's Reloaded, Kendrick Lamar's good kid, m.A.A.d city, Rick Ross' God Forgives, I Don't and more.

Check the full list below (DJ Premier Blog via HHNM).

20. Torae – Off The Record
19. Saigon – Greatest Story Never Told Pt. 2: Breads And Circuses
18. Slaughterhouse – Welcome To Our House
17. Skyzoo – A Dream Deferred
16. Masta Ace & MF DOOM – MA_DOOM: Son Of Yvonne
15. Roc Marciano – Reloaded
14. 9th Wonder & Buckshot – The Solution
13. Public Enemy – Most Of My Heroes Still Don’t Appear On No Stamp
12. Vinnie Paz – Gods Of The Serengeti
11. Lil Fame & Termanology – Fizzyology
10. Rick Ross – God Forgives, I Don’t
09. Kendrick Lamar – good kid, m.A.A.d. city
08. Action Bronson & Alchemist – Rare Chandeliers
07. 9th Wonder & Murs – The Final Adventure
06. Sean Price – Mic Tyson
05. Wu-Block – Wu-Block
04. Showbiz & A.G. – Mugshot Music (Preloaded)
03. Nas – Life Is Good
02. DJ Premier & Bumpy Knuckles – Kolexxxion
01. O.C. & Apollo Brown – Trophies

Honorable Mentioning: Mayhem Lauren “Mandatory Brunch Meetings”, Fresh Vetz “The Tape Effect”, Killer Mike “R.A.P. Music”, Nutso “Behind These Bars”, Craig G. “Ramblings Of An Angry Old Man”, Big Shug “I.M.4Eva”, La Coka Nostra “Masters Of The Dark Arts”, Ice Water (aka WOADAH) “Holy Water”, Bishop Lamont “The Layover”, 1982 “2012″, Apollo Brown & Guilty Simpson “Dice Game”, Large Professor “Professor @ Large”.

RELATED: DJ Premier Reveals His Top 25 Albums Of 2011

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  • nuff said
    Gensu Dean - lo fi fingahz
  • fuck white ppl
    go listen to blink 182 or avril lavigne you fucks
  • Hip Hop nerd
    So called Hip hop nerds >>> Rap retards all day.
    • Inuit Woman Living In Chicago
      Um no. It's the other way around.
    • Big bang theory
      Only nerds make less then and greater then signs online. Fucking cornball. Online nerd=Loser School nerd>>>Online nerd
    • Big Bang Theory
      Online Nerd=Loser School Nerd>>>Online nerd
  • Anonymous
    Dudes list sucks...WU?
  • 225beats
    Go nu rappers to buy your skinny and your flashy shit. You are a fucking product of the Lil Wayne and Drakes minds. If they wear a piece of shit in their heads, you do the same.
  • Anonymous
    without lil wayne thered be no kendrick lamar without kendrick lamar thered be no nas hype crazy how they all leech off eachother
    • Anonymous
      You're a fucking idiot. What you said was some bullshit.
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  • Fake fiddle
    Toast be the illest. Premier ain't been relevant since guru. He's wack like his beats
    • 225beats
      Hahahaha, wack producer? hahahahaha. Clean your fucking mouth before talk about Premo. We will see in 10 years how many actual producers are really wack.
  • T_T
    People on here are worst than gamers. Bitching about music rather than listening to it.
  • Damn Shame
    I guess DJ Premier isn't allowed to have his own opinion about what music HE feels was best to him in 2012. Instead of complaining about other people's taste in music, listen to the music you like instead.
    • 225beats
      And u are allowed to write your opinion about it???
    • Damn Shame
      I failed to see an opinion of my own tastes in music within my last post. Can you point it out to me again?
  • Anonymous
    trophies is overrated now flows should be better and rhymes are missed its not a bad album tho
    • ronnieb
      you are gay
    • Anonymous
      I mentioned this album on hiphopdx a couple months ago now its the most underrated album on this site the beats are the best part about
    • Anonymous
      stop listening to the machine
  • Big Bang Theory
    Wow not the first time a nerd actually come out of his shell and felt offended by a nerd comment. You nerds are all over this website. Im glad you nerds are into hiphop now.
    • Tapeworm
      only nerds watch big bang theory
  • Anonymous
    "WU-BLOCK that is the unsung album of the year probibly the best album that came out that year.. i bought a couple" Sheek Louch thanks you for that.
  • Anonymous
    WU-BLOCK that is the unsung album of the year probibly the best album that came out that year.. i bought a couple.. ALCHEIST Russain roulette, PRODIGY HNIC 3, DMX Undisputed, and then WU-BLOCK pure classic hardcore beats soulful beats and everythng inbetween GHOSTFACE KILLAH GZA INSPECTAH DECK RAEKWON METHOD MAN MASTA KILLA , JADAKISS STYLES P AND SHEEK LOUCH real NY hiphop the original hiphop
  • Anonymous
    for all yall hating on preemos list, remember, it is PREEMOS LIST...nowhere in this article did he say that this is guarenteed the top 20 regardless of what anyone says, he said this is HIS favorite 20 albums of 2012...everyones entitled to their opinion, there should be no exception for premier
    • Still Anonymous
      Exactly these nerd will never get that. They throw a bitch fit when their favorite artist don't make the list.
  • Primou
    Killer Mike R.A.P. Music this was much better than Ross
    • Anonymous
      yea, that was a great album..i think it deserved more then just an honorable mention
  • Primou
    Great Preemo! Cheers from ARGENTINA
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