The AllMusic editors are recapping the year in recordings with well over a dozen posts in which they present their favorites within specific genres and styles. Right now, on the AllMusic Blog, they provide a list of their favorite rap/hip-hop releases of 2010. The genre was positively overflowing in 2010 -- with rappers gracefully crossing over into pop, mixtapes made by everyone and their moms, and Madlib releasing a lifetime's worth of albums (none of which were included, for the sake of space) -- and this vastness was emphasized by two epic blockbusters courtesy of Big Boi and Kanye West.

Die Antwoord - $O$
Big Boi - Sir Lucious Left Foot...The Son of Chico Dusty
Black Milk - Album of the Year
Blockhead – The Music Scene
B.o.B. - B.o.B Presents: The Adventures of Bobby Ray
Curren$y – Pilot Talk
Drake - Thank Me Later
Eminem – Recovery
Freeway & Jake One - The Stimulus Package
Freddie Gibbs - Str8 Killa
Ice Cube – I Am the West
Lil Wayne - I Am Not a Human Being
Roc Marciano – Marcberg
Murs/9th Wonder – Fornever
Redman - Reggie
Reflection Eternal – Revolutions Per Minute
The Roots - How I Got Over
Rick Ross - Teflon Don
Tinie Tempah - Disc-Overy
Kanye West – My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy